DVD Debut: The Haircut That Launched 1,000 Awards


New DVDs are released every Tuesday, which leads us to the eternal question: What should you buy? C. Bottomley weighs in on every week’s must-haves and please-forgets.


No Country for Old Men
Josh Brolin makes the mistake of walking off with a bag of drug money. Javier Bardem, a force of evil with a cattle gun and a haircut last seen in Little Lord Fauntleroy, follows. Los Bros. Coen retain every twist and metaphysical “huh?” of Cormac McCarthy‘s Texas noir, right down to the mysterious finale. Both Brolin and the Oscar-winning Bardem are magnificent. The pageboy bob is even better.
Extras: No commentary, but a 30-minute making-of doc should keep the casual fan happy. The “Working with the Coens” featurette, though, is the usual cast ‘n’ crew circle jerk.
Rating: Buy!

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Kimora Lee Simmons: Rockin’ the Baby Fat?


kimoraleesimmons.jpgKimora Lee Simmons already has two adorable little girls with her ex-husband Russell Simmons, but the starlet is about to add another little one to her crew. The Baby Phat designer and her boyfriend, super-hot actor Djimon Hounsou (who’s been nominated twice for an Oscar for his work in Blood Diamond and In America) are allegedly expecting a child together. We’re not totally sure if Kimora and Russell are officially divorced (they separated in the spring of 2006) but the pair is certainly way over, though they continue to work together amicably (Russ has got himself a hot new piece of arm candy too) . So hats off to Kimora! Fabulousity is even easier to reach when you’re knocked up.

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Eliot Spitzer: The Gov and the Girls



This just in: don’t use your cell phone if you’re going to communicate with a top-shelf brothel. New York’s Governor, Eliot Spitzer, has copped to disappointing the citizens of his state by associating with some pay-to-play hotties. The biz is called Bada-Bing Club The Emperors Club VIP. Fight crime, steer state, use hookers? When’s that resignation coming?

Paris Hilton Says It With Diamonds



Paris, Paris, Paris. We ALL know you’re dating Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden. We’re well aware that he is the identical twin brother of Nicole Richie‘s BF and baby-daddy, Joel Madden. And yes, the whole world knows that this is quite possibly the creepiest love-quad ever, and that if you all marry each other the earth will likely implode. So do you really need to rock a massive ring decorated with your man’s initials spelled out in hundreds of tiny diamonds? I mean, really. Subtlety is a nice touch. You should try it some time.

[All images: Getty]

Madonna: Hard Candy Track Listing


Journalists interviewing Madonna at tonight’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will have some new specifics to play with. The titles to the tunes that populate Madge’s upcoming Hard Candy have been released. Some Prince lingo (“Give It 2 Me”) and a Fiddy cop (“Candy Shop”) are rounded out by a Sonny & Cher allusion (“Beat Goes On”). We’re still waiting to see what the artist, who’s always changing her look, does for cover art – stay tuned. And watch the entire RRHOF show on VH1 Classic this evening at 8:30 /7:30 c. Justin Timberlake will sing the praises of his pal, and the Stooges will salute her in song. Track listing after the jump.

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Celebrity Fit Club Sneak Premiere


Celebrity Fit Club returns next Thursday, but we have the first episode available for you now (see the first segment above). This time, Drill Sgt. Harvey Walden IV (Ret.) presents the celebrities with a grueling, eight-week-long boot camp. The new recruits include Erin Moran (Happy Days), comedian Sommore, former American Idol host Brian Dunkleman and A.J. Benza from High Stakes Poker. Returning celebrities include Toccara, Tina Yothers, Willie Aames and Dustin Diamond, who says he’s going to be more cooperative this season. Harvey, needless to say, isn’t impressed. Watch the full episode here, and get ready to feel the pain.

If you’re really ready to feel the pain, you could win a four-night vacation at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific in Mexico . . . and your own personal training session with Harvey. If you’re the sort of masochist to whom this would appeal, then get ready to have your mind blown: the package includes hotel, airfare, transportation and a variety of goodies. Enter to win here.

Tyra’s Top Models Trash Their Pad



The girls of America’s Next Top Model learn so much in their time under Tyra Banks’ watchful eye – how to pose, walk on a runway and smile with their eyes, for example. But now we can add “total destruction of property” to the list of top model requirements! Yes, Tyra’s girls are already acting like divas, after they apparently wrecked the $6 million loft that served as their Big Apple home during the taping of the popular show. An insider revealed that, “These girls not only destroyed the floors, it appears they had food fights. There’s ketchup and coffee splattered all over the landlord’s $20,000 white drapes. There’s lipstick on the walls. They moved in furniture and made holes all along the walls.”

Classsssssy. The production crew didn’t help the mess either, and they apparently destroyed floors and walls while trying to rig lighting. Now the landlord is supposedly freaking out with $500,000 worth of damage and no one to live in the loft. Tyra’s peeps reportedly tried to settle for $125,000, but the owner ain’t having that ish. Now that’s fierce! [NYP]

One Hit Wonders, Jailbird Stylee


They gave us “Thriller.” They gave us “Haruhi.” And now those Philippine detention dudes in the orange jump suits are rocking the hits by two revered one-hit wonders, Soulja Boy and MC Hammer. Break it down, y’all…

What tune should they choreograph next?

Despite Obvious Limitations, Kurt Cobain Buys Mansion


courtneylove.jpgIn unbelievable news for anyone who’s ever asked for early-warning fraud protection on their credit cards, identity thieves managed to steal Kurt Cobain‘s social security number and have purchased a $3.2 million New Jersey mansion in his name. The trouble is that Cobain has been dead since 1994, and even when he was alive, he wasn’t the biggest fan of buying stuff. According to Courtney Love, the criminals have also registered 188 credit cards in her name, and have made off with around $69 million from the couple and their daughter’s trust fund. Love writes on her MySpace page: “I find this whole thing so offensive because until Kurts social security number was checked noone took it seriously, but hey here is the Experian with 188 visas on it, thats not Bi Polar, that is reality .” We’re on Love’s side here, and are a little shocked that the use of Cobain’s name didn’t raise any red flags over at the credit reporting agencies. Maybe they were sleeping on the job? Maybe they were just asleep? That would help explain how Janis Joplin recently purchased a chain of fried chicken restaurants, and that Jimi Hendrix-owned cruise-line we keep hearing about.