Thursday, June 29, 2006

Protect yourself

Thanks Courtney for the info.

Because of recent abductions in daylight hours,refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation...

After reading these 9 crucial tips, forward them to someone you care about. It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.

1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it,do!

2. Learned this from a tourist guide in New Orleans. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you....chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won't see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc.and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list etc. DON'T DO THIS!) The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.

5. If someone is in the car with a gun to your head DO NOT DRIVE OFF, repeat: DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your Air Bag will save you. If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it. As soon as the car crashes bail out and run. It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.

6. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:
A) Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor, and in the back seat

B) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.

C) Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out.

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at NIGHT!)

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely
WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, Preferably ! in a zig -zag pattern!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked "for help" into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird. The police told her "Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door." The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, "We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door."

He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby's cries outside their doors when they're home alone at night. Please pass this on and DO NOT open the door for a crying baby ---- This should probably be taken seriously because the Crying Baby theory was mentioned on America's Most Wanted this past Saturday when they profiled the serial killer in Louisiana.

IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

bits and pieces

A pregnant Britney Spears poses nude for a photoshoot that was supposed to appear in the upcoming August issue of Harper's Bazaar. Rumor has it the photoshoot was scrapped (britneyspy). This is most likely an attempt for damage control following herDateline interview Mess.

I actually prefer her black hair to the blonde rats nest she usually has going on. She could so shake that whole trailer park chic if she wanted to. Do it Brit!

Star Jones Reynolds announced Tuesday morning on The View that she'll be leaving the show in July after nine years as a cohost.

"Something's been on my heart for a little bit, and after much prayer and counsel I feel like this is the right time to tell you that the show is moving in another direction for its tenth season and I will not be returning as cohost next year," she said on the air.

"That's shocking to me," interrupted Joy Behar, prompting Jones Reynolds to link hands with her cohosts.

Thanking the show's creator, Barbara Walters, "for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime," Jones Reynolds concluded by saying, "I'm not sure what the future holds, but I'm absolutely sure who holds the future."

Everything sounds all rosy right? Not so fast.

"What you don't know is that my contract was not renewed for the tenth season," she tells PEOPLE. "I feel like I was fired." She adds that she was told her contract wouldn't be renewed just days before news leaked that O'Donnell would be joining The View. It turns out that viewers just didn't like Star. See, losing all that weight worked against you. They liked you better when you were fat. Now your skinny and married to a gay man. Oopsie.

It gets better. According to People magazine, "After The View cohost Star Jones Reynolds announced on the air Tuesday that she would leave the show in July, her network had a response: Leave now. According to a source close to Jones Reynolds, ABC has asked her not to return to The View tomorrow morning."

Ouch! I've never seen the View, but Star bugs so I'm thinking that the only one upset about this is her. ANd you just know that she's going to milk this whole getting fired thing for as long as she can. Poor Star. Waah wahh wahh!


Medium" star Patricia Arquette wed her long-time boyfriend, actor Thomas Jane, over the weekend.

Um..what is on her head? She can look pretty cute when she wants to but this is just not working in her favor.

Remember her in "True Romance" with Christian Slater? That's one of my favorite movies and she was so good in it. I haven't caught her new show thats on now, but I heard it's pretty good.

Congratulations to her and her new huby!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The Cretikos Frown

Can you believe how big Nicky is getting? He's so incredible gorgeous and amazing and awesome.

Look at that face! That's a Cretikos frown for sure. I love how he's clutching onto my Dad's finger.

And yes, that's a sweater vest that he's rocking!

Before it's gone

This photo may be taken down very soon as it has dissapeared from other sites over night. The Joile-Pitt camp are not happy that it's circulating. So enjoy it while you can.
This is a photo of Angie and Brad at her baby shower in Africa. It actually makes them look like a normal couple. What game are they playing that they need white feather boas?

Kingston Stefani-Rossdale

How cute is little Kingston? Of course he's rocking a rasta beanie. Any kid of Gavin and Gwens is going to be style. He's so little and cute. Gwen is looking hot, of course! I wonder if they'll have any more kiddies? I hope she'll put out another album when Kingston is a bit older.

The sun will come out tomorrow

Today is the day that Matt and I are taking our engagement photos at the Fun Zone in Balboa. Have you looked outside today? There's no sun. It's yucky out there.

This is the icon for today's weather. Yes, that is a lightning bolt that you see.

Here's the icon for Friday's weather. No dark and menacing clouds. No lightning bolt. Just hot, shiny sun.

Good times. There's no sun and there's a strong chance of thunder storms. Those could make for some intresteding photos.

Monday, June 26, 2006

the dirt

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were married yesterday in Australia. It was an intimate ceremony in an Australian cliff top chapel which was attended by close family and a bunch of famous faces. Nicole clutched a bouquet of white roses and wore a white Balenciaga gown and veil.

People had this to report: "Nicole cried all the way to the church in the car and then she cried all during the ceremony and had to wipe her eyes under the veil," a guest said. "It was the most emotional and beautiful ceremony. Nicole looked ethereal with her veil floating, like a vision in white. ... Keith cried when he looked at her. "It was so intense," the guest says. "

When her veil was lifted, he moved right in and he grabbed her and kissed her. It was a long, passionate kiss. (Then) everything went from being quiet and elegant and intense to really loud, like we were suddenly at a soccer game. There was screaming and hollering and such excitement. "But when Nicole and Keith looked at each other it was like they were the only two people in the room. They are so deeply in love. It was the most incredible wedding." Later in the evening, the newlyweds released a statement: "We just want to thank everyone in Australia and around the world who have sent us their warm wishes."

I have always been kinda spooked at how much Katharine Mcphee and Katie Holmes look alike. Cityrag brings up a good point: "Their facial expressions, body language, hair, even their first names are the same. We're starting to fear that when Katherine McPhee sings at Tom and Katies wedding, she might disappear and be iced down as a back up to Katie."

A legend passed away over the weekend. It won't let me post a photo right now, but you know who he is. Mr. Aaron Spelling was 83 years old. This man brought us some of the best shows on tv including Charlies Angels, Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose place. He was an icon. Read details here.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Todays gossip, served on a platter

Word on the street is that Justin Timberlake just broke things off with Cameron Diaz. I heard just a few days ago that they were engaged. According to an insider: "Both parties (Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz) want to keep it quiet - they don't want to make a big deal out of such a sensitive issue. What happened is that Justin is poised to leave on a world tour and he wants to be free. Last week he informed Cameron that it's over, just as she was about to leave town to film some movie pickups, and according to insiders "she is devastated." Which is it? You decide.

People reports that Aaron Spelling has a stroke over the weekend. He's 83 years old and still cranking out hits. He's doing fine now and resting at home. I'm sure that having Tori Spelling as your daughter doesn't help things. He must be sp proud of the way she divorced her husband and snagged a married man, then married him, all in a space of 9 months. Nice one Tor.

Check out Brits new look. Now if only she'd get a stylist with the new hair color. I know she can make a comeback, I just know it. I believe in you Brit!!!

Did you catch her interview with Mr. Matt No Socks? It was a train wreck. But that's why we watch, right? She was smaking her gum the whole time, her boobs almost popped out every 2 seconds and she has a fake eyelash stuck to her lid. It wasn't good. Why does she insist on doing her own make up? Put down the Wet N Wild white shimmer eye shadow and move on.

Is Nicky Hilton preggers? This is a photo of her profile and there seems to be a pooch. She's been dating Kevin Connelly (Entourage) for a number of years, but seems too young and immaturet to have a baby. Although, that hasn't stopped others in the past. (See above story.)

That's all for now bitches. I'm out!

The Coreys Reunite

In a last ditch effort to restart their careers, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman have plans to star in their own tv show. It's described as an improv comedy that center on fictional versions of themselves, a la "Curb Your Enthusiasm." And you'll never guess what genius name they came up with for the title of their shows. Yup, You guessed it. "The Coreys."

Variety reports:
"The Coreys picks up with Feldman living the comfortable suburban life with his wife Suzie and son, until circumstances bring his old pal Haim back into the picture. Episodes would follow Haim -- single and the total opposite of Feldman -- as he shakes life up for the Feldmans. "

Back in the day, every girl (and guy?) had their favorite Corey. Mine was Haim. Fiona's was Feldman. I never in a million years thought I would ever say this and have it be a true statement, but Corey F. actually looks better than his long lost BFF. Poor Corey H. looks bloated, washed up and worse for the wear. He looks like he could be Brit Spears brother from the trailer park. Yikes. And yet Feldman looks healthy, tan and dare I say...normal?

Don't get me wrong. I love the Coreys in "Lost Boys," "License to Drive" and "Dream a Little Dream." But it's been eons since they last graced the cover of Tiger Beat so I have a feeling that their time in the spotlight is over.

Wow, Tiger Beat brings back some memories. I got all my wall posters from there...the centerfolds of Michael J. Fox (Erik-you must share!) Christian Slater and Kirk Cameron. I remember one time I was in Big Bear with my family and I was about 14. We had gone into town to get some ice cream, and guess who was there, getting a double scoop of mint chip? Kirk Cameron! I was beside myself. I was freaking out and totally star struck. My Dad said "Let's go get his autograph" and I screamed "NO!!" in total embarrassment. So we started walking away and I thought "Gina, what are you doing? Go get his autograph!" So I told my Dad that I had changed my mind. We started approaching him but I just couldn't handle the curly hair, dimples and tutleneck. I grabbed my Dad's hand and pulled him away as fast as I could. This was one of my first brushes with a celebrity and the beginning of my obsession with celebrities. (My first brush was when I was 9 or 10 and lived in London and met the band A-Ha at a restaurant. It was Awesome!)

Anyway, so keep your eyes peeled for "The Coreys." This is going to be a train wreck, right? The show hasn't got picked up by a network yet, so who knows where it will land. But somehow I don't think it will be part of NBC's must see tv. I think it will be awkward and sad and almost annoying to watch this show. But am I going to Tivo it? You bet your sweet ass!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

baby seal

Word on the street is that Heidi Klum is preggers. Didn't she just have a baby? I guess her and Seal want enough kids to be all the contestants her show, Project Runway.

"You'd never know it," says a source. "She's just starting to show. She's in a really good place. She loves her family. She loves being a mom."

Is this a bunch of BS or true?

Monday, June 19, 2006

baby number 3

Are Reese and Julia pregnant with baby number three? Is it true or just a bunch of here say?

Where does the time go?

My gorgeous Nephew/Godson is growing up so fast! Look how tiny he was when he was born...

And check him out now, 40 days old today! Look how he's grown! He's amazing and wonderful and smells so good! I love him so much!!!!

It's a slow gossip day

It's Kingston! Clink on the photos for bigger and more clear versions.

Here are a couple of photos of Gwen and baby Kingston. I love that name. It's funny to me that celebrities just can't name their babies Tom or Joe or John. He's so cute and tiny. I love Gwen and hope she puts out an album soon.

Dustin Diamond, best known as geeky Screech Powers on the 1989-1993 teen comedy series "Saved by the Bell," is selling T-shirts with his photo on them to try to raise $250,000 so he doesn't lose his gray two-story house under a foreclosure order.

He said: "If the public didn't care, I as an entertainer wouldn't have been a success." Diamond, 29, is trying to sell nearly 30,000 shirts — at $15 or $20 (autographed) each — to supplement the income he makes as a standup comic so he doesn't have to move from his Port Washington home, about 25 miles north of Milwaukee. The T-shirt has a photo of Diamond holding a sign that says, "Save My House." The back of the shirt reads, "I paid $15.00 to save Screeech's house." The third "e" was added to get around copyright laws, he said.

I don't know about you, but I'm lovin these two as a couple. Jim Carrey and Jenny Macarthey. So cute. I think there's a bit of an age difference there, but that could work in their favor. P.S. What is going on with Jims hair. Yikes.

I heard a rumor that Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz are engaged. I can't find anything about it on the web, so it may not to true. But I heard it from a pretty reliable source, so I may be right.. I hope so because they are one of the most normal celeb couples. They are both famous but manage to stay under the rader and have a normal relationship. Good for them.

This and That

Is Nicole Kidman pregnant? That's the word on the street. Check out if you can see a her lovely baby lump? She's due to wed Keith Urban in 2 weeks in Australia. Good for her. Tom is a nutcase and him leaving her was the best thing that could ever happen to her. Her career took off and she finally reached A list status instead of only being known as Tom's wife Nicole.

By the way, don't you think it's weird that no one has seen a photo of TomKat's baby? Not that we all have the right to see her, but the paparazzi are pretty determined, and there's not one photo? Is there really even a baby?

On June 4, Britney Spears, 24, with 9-month-old son Sean Preston in tow, picked up pink thongs at a Victoria's Secret in Mission Viejo, California. She then changed Sean's dirty diaper right on the floor next to the cash register! Says a source at the store, "Britney then tried to hand it to an employee, but the salesperson wouldn't take it."

Come on Brit, dump K-Feds ass, get a stylist, a trainer and make your come back already.

Are you watching "The Hills?" It's so ridiculous and lame, but yet I watch it every week. Laurens roomate is Heidi, and she has to be the dubmest chick that ever graced reality tv. Sspoiledied, full of herself and has no idea what the real world is like. I love a good moron on reality tv but she is almost too dumb to watch. It's almost painful. Jesse, if you see her on the street while you're out and about, please bitch slap her for me. Please.

The Punk'd you didn't see

Here are some of Ashtons failed pranks:

* In December 2003, Kutcher attempted to "punk" WWE wrestler Bill Goldberg by having him think a truck had run over his prized motorcycle, when really it was a replica, but the stunt went wrong when the truck clearly missed the bike. Goldberg quickly realized what was going on, and asked "Who do I have to kill?". Kutcher then revealed himself, as the joke had failed.

* In June 2005, Kutcher failed to punk self-proclaimed King of Crunk Lil Jon. He was boarding a plane headed for Las Vegas, but Kutcher had actors playing customs agents tell him that he was actually headed for Ecuador. Lil Jon quickly identified members of the "customs agents" from previous episodes of the program, and asked for Kutcher to reveal himself.

* According to Kutcher himself, he failed to punk Neve Campbell twice until he finally succeeded on his third try in season 6.

* According to Nick Cannon in the March 3, 2006 People magazine, Ashton grew frustrated because he failed to fool Cannon about 4 times, with last attempt involving a man pretending to be trapped in a gas station. Cannon saw through the joke because he noticed the cameras and was not convinced by the actor's performance.

Not Yet Aired on MTV/Stars Denied Broadcasting Rights
Black Eyed Peas - Claimed in an interview that they were punk'd, noticed the 'cops' weren't real and got into a fight because they suspected them of being out to rob them

JoJo - Denied Punk'd broadcasting rights. JoJo did not sign the release form to air her episode because she didn't want her young fans to see her swearing

Juliette Lewis - MTV forgot to air her on Season 4

Constantine Maroulis - Claimed he was punk'd by Ryan Cabrera, who staged a national public radio show offering him 100 million dollars to pose nude in Playgirl

Edward Norton - Denied Punk'd broadcasting rights

Grazielle Oganna - Denied Punk'd broadcasting rights. According to Norton, she will sue Kutcher if the prank is aired

Ryan Phillips - Denied Punk'd broadcasting rights

Pitbull - MTV forgot to air him on season 6

Simple Plan - They noticed the cameras

Alex Rodriguez - Denied Punk'd broadcasting rights, although he thought it was a good idea

David Spade, Tré Cool, Michael Vartan - Denied Punk'd broadcasting rights. Vartan's lawyers threatened to file suit against Kutcher if the prank was aired

What spoil sports. It's just a lame tv show. Get over it.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Trouble in paradise

It's rumored that Mandy Moore and Zach Braff have split. They were together for a year and a half, but it seemed like longer. I thought they were pretty good together.

According to US Weekly: "There was no drama," says the source. "They were ready. One big factor: their nine-year age gap. Mandy was very young when they got together and she wanted to see what's out there, now that she's a woman" says the source. "Zach was mature and realized it was time to let her do that."

I've also heard rumblings that Travis Barker and his wife, Shanna Moakler are on the verge of splitting. Apparently they had a big and very public fight. Witnesses say that Travis walked up to her at Las Vegas club "Pure" and poured his drink on her and her assistant. As friends dried her off with napkins, Shanna called Travis a bunch of names.

That's a shame. I love Travis, so I'm going to guess that he finally got sick of her not doing anything but sleeping and whining and just snapped. MTV has signed on for a third season of "Meet the Barkers" but will they even be together when they start filming?

Lets hope they can get it together. For the kids. And the fans. And the lack of a pre-nup.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Ride em while we got em

It's the end of an era! The Balboa Fun Zone is going through some changes.

As of January 1, 2006 the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum became the new landlords and they plan to remove the bumper cars, the "dark scary ride" and a few other landmarks. Have you even been on the "dark scary ride?" I have, and I can assure you that it is both dark and scary. Go now before they rip it out in September.

Or better yet, why don't you buy it? What's a mere $65k between friends? If scary isn't your bag, how about the good old bumper cars? For only $130k, all the nostalgia can be yours. Clink (Erik's rad word) the photo below to see what else you can waste your 401k on.

I have spent many summer nights hanging out there as a kid and as an adult. Lots of good memories there. Shane and Fiona had there wedding reception at the Balboa Pavilion. That was such a rocking good time! It's so sad that they are getting rid of a lot of the rides. But at least the ferris wheel is staying since it's on a 30 year lease. I have no idea how far along into that they are, but it's not going to be any time in the immediate future.

Matt and I have an appointment with our photographer to do our "engagement photo" in a couple weeks. You know the one. Where the couple that is about to get married is walking hand in hand on the beach wearing matching outfits, usually white shirts and blue jeans. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with that. Nothing at all. In fact, we are planning on taking our photo's on the beach. As cheesy as it may sound, I love the beach and the waves crashing and the sun setting etc.

But there will be no matching outfits. Again, there's nothing wrong with that, it's just not us. I want to take some photos on the beach, and the rest at the fun zone. It would be pretty rad to get some photos on the bumper cars before they're gone. The only bummer is that now it's summer and all the kids are out of school and running around...rubbing it in our faces that they don't have to work and we do. Punk asses.

Well, we could give it a try at least. But we will be dresses as ourselves. I guess you'll see the photo we pick if you're coming to the wedding. Do you think a shot of us making out on the Dark and Scary ride would be inappropriate?

Project Runway is baaaack!

Jesse and I are totally obsessed with Project Runway. If you haven't caught the past 2 seasons, you don't know what you're missing. The people that compete in this show are seriously nuts. It's better than people watching at the Orange County Fair!

And since Jesse lives in LA and is practically a world famous writer, he's constantly rubbing elbows with the rich and famous. He's already ran into 3 members of the crazy train! Jealous much?

Tim Gunn is the best thing on the show...he's charming, witty and oozes gay man in control of his life. Read his blog here.

One of the biggest changes in this upcoming season of Project Runway is that its sponsorship is changing hands. Banana Republic will be replaced by Macy's. The finale will also take place at New York's Spring Fashion Week (instead of Fall Fashion Week). Project Runway 3 premieres next month on Wednesday, July 12 on Bravo.

Carry on!

10 Reasons to Close Your Myspace Account!

Here's something from my friend Dustin. These are the top 10 reasons to give up Myspace. It's funny because it's true people.

1. You are at a bar or club and you suddenly realize you recognize someone. You can't figure out how and then it dawns on you... You have never met this person before, but have spent a considerable amount of time looking at their Myspace.

2. After meeting someone your conversation somehow leads to - "So, are you on Myspace?"

3. You do not call people anymore, you post comments and send messages through Myspace

4. When talking about one of your friends you just refer to them as "Brandonisforlovers" rather than their real name.

5. When you're out with friends and you take a good picture you exclaim loudly, "That's so going on Myspace!"

6. Conversations with friends tend to lead to, "Did you read that bulletin / comment / or see that new picture 'Cuddlemaria' left?"

7. You check your Myspace as soon as you wake up, and right before you go to bed, including the 10 times you check it during the day.

8. You know people who have gotten offended about the Top 8.

9. You start off intending to check if you have new messages / comments but find AN HOUR LATER that you are still on and have no idea what you even accomplished during that time except stalk.

10. You find yourself laughing (sadly) and agreeing as you read these, and you know you're going to repost this for everyone else to see

What did we do before Myspace? What did we do before the internet? Thanks for list Dustin!

Monday, June 12, 2006

odd couple

Here's one couple I just don't get. Cynthia Nixon and her girlfriend, Christine Marinoni.

It looks like it could be her Mom.
Well, at least she's not superficial.

New Couple Alert

Ok, so it's not exactly new. The rumors about these two started way back in November, but I thought for sure it was all talk.

Well, it seems "People" Magazine has the "official" announcment. I think they are kinda cute together. Both funny yet annoying at times. Good for them.

As long as they don't try and make a movie together!

Jared and Jess?

Here's what Star Magazine is reporting:

Jared started out a long night of partying with several male friends at chic NYC nightclub The Plumm on June 6. A source told Star, “He looked so hot! He was slim and looked really fit. Even though he was fairly incognito, the girls immediately noticed him, and he had a flock of models around him right after he walked in.”

But the Chapter 27 star, dressed down in black jeans and a hat had another girl on his mind: Jessica Simpson! Another source told Star that Jared, 34, who was in a “really happy and relaxed mood,” stayed at The Plumm for about an hour, and then, after midnight, headed with friends to nearby lounge Double Seven, where Jessica, 25, was waiting. “Let’s just say Jessica was definitely expecting him!” said the source.

Eyewitnesses said Jessica and Jared made no attempt to hide their sexy rendezvous. “Jared went right over to be near Jess, and sat down next to her. They were talking very closely,” said one source. “Jessica was having a great time. She was dancing and seemed to really be enjoying herself,” said the source. Things got really heated later into the night. “They were draped all over each other. And it’s not like they were trying to hide it – a lot of people inside the lounge saw them openly flirting, and couldn’t believe their eyes.“They looked like they were having a lot of fun together. But they didn’t kiss – that was at least one thing they kept out of public!”

I don't know..I just don't see them as a couple. But it seems like Nick has moved on, so why not Jess?

Idol Update

According to online reports, Taylor Hicks may have won 'American Idol' but he isn't the only finalist to get a record contract.

It's rumored that RCA Music Group, which is home to all the past 'Idol' winners, will sign Katharine McPhee and is close to signing a solo deal with Chris Daughtry.
Ace Young is also said to be in talks with the label.

As far as Katharine, while there is no official announcement yet, all signs seem to point that she will soon be joining the label's roster.

Elliott Yamin has yet to land a record deal, but supposedly Hollywood powerhouse management company The Firm flew the crooner to Vegas last weekend and hooked him up with tickets to back-to-back concerts by Madonna and Prince. Not too shabby!

While this is all good news for the finalists, history shows good record sales are not guaranteed. After winning 'Idol' in 2002, Kelly Clarkson sold over 7 million CDs and won two Grammys while her first season runner-up, Justin Guarini, went on to sell less than 150,000 copies of his debut CD before being dropped by RCA.

I think Chris will sell a lot of records and won't have a problem crossing over into main stream. Obviously, Kelly has been the most succesful idol yet and it's hard to imagine any one of them being as popular as her.

Love in the air?

Is this a new couple alert? Who knows. Jake and Natalie Portman have been friends for years, so it could well be just a platonic thing.

But how hot would it be if they were together? They make a great couple and actually seem pretty normal.

Jess is normal

Jessica Simpson is human. She looks normal without her hair and make up team. Phew! Doesn't that make us all feel a bit better about ourselves?

Now imagine if we had her glam squad to work their magic on us every day?

Hug it out bitches

What happens when two actors who are full of themselves, drunk, and waiting for the bathroom at Bungalow 8? This:

Reportedly when Dorff went to cut in line for the bathroom, this is what Piven did: "Jeremy throws his arm out to stop him and says, 'No, no, no. You are going to wait in line like the rest of us, you privileged, spoon-fed son of a bitch." And then this genious conversation took place:

Piven: "Yo, what are you doing? You know you don't need to cut the line!"
Dorff: "I can do what I want!"
Piven: "No, you can't!"
Dorff: "Yes, I can!"
Piven: "You're a has-been!"
Dorff: "At least I am a movie star - you're only on TV! Cable TV!"

As you could have guesses the last comment by Stephen Dorff set Piven off. Piven ended up having to be controlled by security, while Dorff hung around all evening long with Dorff telling anyone who would listen, 'I am going to kick Jeremy Piven's ass!' Then to cap off the evening Steven Dorff went to Scores where he was telling strippers, "I'm a movie star - you should want to sleep with me." Ah, no.

I'm so excited that the new season of Entourage has started. I haven't watched the first episode yet, but it's waiting for me in my Tivo cue. I heart Tivo!

A couple of break ups

Alanis Morissette will have some inspiration for some sad songs now that her four-year relationship with fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds is over.

They've been engaged for the past two years, but the singer and the actor are done and already dating other people. They haven't not been photographed together since February.

I personally never got this couple. They don't seem like a good match. He's so hot and funny and hot and she's...well...Alanis.

In other break up news, I heard that Matthew and Penelope have split.

That's a bummer. I think they were really cute together. They seemed to have a pretty normal relationship.

I'm not one for southern boys, but something about him appeals to me. And I think she's gorgeous. I can't believe she dates Tom Cruise for a couple years. But then again, that's when he was somewhat normal.