While that headline might be another example of our penchant for hyperbole, the development geniuses at the CW have made us very happy today, announcing that they’re in the early stages of bringing back . . . wait for it . . . Beverly Hills 90210. They’ve already brought us the most entertaining teen soap ever in Gossip Girl (sorry, O.C.), which not only has introduced a whole generation of Teen Vogue readers to young women other than Rihanna and Lauren Conrad, but has also piqued interest coast-to-coast in the daily doings of Manhattan’s super-wealthy teens. Apparently they’re planning the same sort of take-over in L.A. No word as yet what, exactly, the new 90210 will entail, or whether any of the original cast members will be on the show, but it’s sure to be entertaining. We’d really like to see Brandon and Brenda Walsh, Dylan McKay, Kelly Taylor, Donna Martin and David Silver (and, sigh, Andrea Zuckerman, we guess) as they are now, in their mid 30s, struggling with early onset midlife crises, but maybe that’s just us. As soon as we know more, we’ll let you know.
A bunch o’ blogs freaked recently after pics of Nicky Hilton revealed that the socialite’s bod is looking a little bony these days, but the starlet is not having the rumors. Nicky spoke out about the hoopla at her recent fashion show, stating, “There’s no truth to any starvation, eating disorders, rumors. I think the press has been printing a lot of pictures of me from unflattering angles.”Peep the two pics of Nick above and decide for yourself. Even if she has gotten skinnier, the girl’s always been long and ultra-lean. Kinda makes you wonder how these girls get so gaunt, huh? [People]
We haven’t seen that many professional prostitutes, so we’re not sure where “Kristen,” the lady at the center of the Eliot Spitzer scandal, falls on the hot hooker scale. But frankly, we think she’s a 10. The escort’s real name (which is actually her stage name) has been revealed as Ashley Alexandra Dupre and she’s a 22-year-old from Jersey living in the Big Apple with hopes of breaking into the music biz. She’s apparently holed up in her apartment, hiding from the hordes of press stationed down below, but we can at least get to know her via her pics and tracks. Gawker’s got a breakdown of her life deets as well as tons of pics of the pretty lady. Surely the commotion right now is hard to handle, but this is nothing a Playboy cover and a stint on Oprah can’t fix. Get to it, Ash! [Ashley’s MySpace]
America’s Next Top Model alum Toccara Jones is trying a second hand at Celebrity Fit Club (the new season, Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp, premieres tonight at 9/8c), and from the looks of her photo shoot in the may issue of King, reality TV does a body good.
In the article, the thick-and-proud part-time pin-up talks about her upcoming fitness DVD, sexual fantasies involving fruit and how this season of Fit Club is different than the others: “This season…isn’t so much about losing weight. It’s about our fit factor, which means gaining muscle. I wanted to prove to people that you could be healthy, athletic, fabulous and curvy without being a certain size or having to fit into this Body Mass Index that they have.”
True to form, she says her weight loss has only done positive things of her curves: “[It] just makes my breasts fit better in my bras. I don’t have the double-dip, like when you wear your bra and have that overage.” Fascinating. Even more fascinating: her cup size is (and has been) a G.
Check out her ample offerings in shots from the rag below.
And don’t forget: You can 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.
Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp show page
The stage is bigger, the contestants edgier, the crowd louder, the cross-promotions more brazen: It’s officially Finals Season on American Idol. Our big 12 took a crack at the Lennon/McCartney songbook this week, to such acclaim (and 29 million votes) that next week we’ll continue butchering the Beatles’ legacy.
But first things first — somebody had to go home last night. After some grandstanding from an elephant-nosed Jim Carrey (Horton Hears a Who — as Ryan pointed out in one of his more incisive gestures, also a Fox venture — is the cause celebre of this season’s Idol) and a group performance of a Beatles medley (which shows, as always, that Idol mints solo stars, not group talent), the bottom three were revealed:
Britney Builds Jamie-Lynn’s Nursery
Big sister Spears is spending over $30,000 to decorate J-L’s nursery in Louisiana. That’s what crazy siblings are for! [MSNBC]
Brangelina Say Bonjour to France
The couple is house-shopping in the European country, looking for a place to nest with their new baby. Au revoir! [Us]
Girls Gone Wild Founder Free from Jail
Watch out ladies! Creepy Joe Francis is on the loose and looking to see your boobs again. [TMZ]
Pics: Top Model’s Terrible Mess
Damn! Check out what Tyra’s peeps did to their NYC home away from home. Fierce! [TMZ]
Wino’s Dad : My Affair Messed Amy Up
Now we’re learning the Winehouse family secrets that may have contributed to Amy’s issues. Blame the parents! [Us]
It’s too bad that David Archuleta had to mumble his way through a few lines of that Beatles tune on American Idol last night. I’m pretty sure that John and Paul didn’t write “While you see it your way/nah nah something nah nah love will soon be gone.” So many songs, so many words, so much pressure! It ain’t easy for the dapper young TV kids. Archuleta’s been raked over the coals in blogville today, natch. To avoid all that anxiety the rest of the Idols are invited to hang out in our new Lyrics section. The real words to the real songs. Here’s the one Davey coulda studied up on. I’m sure he can work it out. And here’s a freebie for you ’80s fans.
Are you looking for someone to crush on who likes to party, drives while trashed, and messes with the law, but find Lindsay Lohan to be too young? Well look no further! We’ve got your elderly bad girl right here! Meet Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island (Never heard of it? Ask your grandma) back in the 60′s. The aging actress, age 69, was arrested in October after cops pulled her over for reckless driving. A search of her vehicle turned up four half-smoked joints, which she claimed belonged to some hitchhikers she had picked up. Nice try, but Wells failed a sobriety test and was booked. She was just put on six months probation today – so all you hitchhikers out there better leave her alone! [E! News]
For more of Dawn’s devious ways, check out her make out sesh with a grown up Greg Brady (Barry Williams) – caught on tape!
Yesterday we showed you how Will Arnett (who, in another life, is funnylady Amy Poehler’s husband) and Human Giant get along in the bedroom. Today we’re showing you how the former Arrested Development star gets along on the red carpet — at the premiere of his new movie, Horton Hears a Who. He explains to VH1 News exclusively that a) American Psycho is his favorite book by Dr. Seuss and that b) he can’t read. Never would have guessed! Maybe that explains why he signed the contract for Let’s Go to Prison?
Some teens in Argentina have come forward with video of what they say is a gnome that is terrorizing their town while wearing a small pointed hat and walking around sideways. The guys were hanging out at 1 AM recently and caught the creature with modern-day cellphone video technology (check it out below). Jose Alvarez, who taped the traumatic event, said, “We looked to one side and saw that the grass was moving. To begin with we thought it was a dog but when we saw this gnome-like figure begin to emerge we were really afraid. This is no joke. We are still afraid to go out…”
Let’s see – the pointy hat is surely an avantgarde fashion choice, the sideways walk must mean the gnome’s shoes are probably heels and therefore difficult to walk in…we’ve got it! The Olsen twins have landed in Argentina! Now the real question is - which twin is taunting these teens with their gnomish ways?