Critics’ Choice: 1 Hour to Arrivals



Is there any gala decoration fancier than an ice sculpture? We think not. That’s the height of swank, but then, this is the 13th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Celebrities should start arriving on the red carpet in an hour, and so, as the pre-show tension mounts, we took a spin around the venue to check out the happenings. Our broadcast starts at 8 p.m. (5 p.m. PST), and we’ll have all the live red carpet coverage on-air, but be sure to check back online for all our live blog coverage. More photos after the jump.

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Critics’ Choice: 2 Hours and Counting



There are less than three hours left to go before the 13th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards kick off with pre-show red carpet festivities, and the Santa Monica Civic Center is electric. Between press, talent and crew checking in, there are more badges here than in a small country’s DMV. Everyone’s busy: the crew’s busy arranging and re-arranging tables, providing pronunciation cues for presenters, not to mention running through the show; the press is mingling; and the hosts (D.L. Hughley, Ross Matthews, Carrie Keagan, Sam Rubin) are wandering from the main room to back stage — and back again. Pictured above are members of the crew making sure the red carpet doesn’t blow away. (It’s windy here today, no lie.) For more photographs from behind the scenes, check what’s happening after the jump.

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Jessica Gets Romantic With her Parents


jessica-simpson-010708.jpgDon’t take dating tips from Jessica Simpson. If her past track record isn’t enough (we miss you Bam Nick and John!), let her latest sexy move be a lesson to you – she is currently on vacation with recent flame Tony Romo and her parents. HER PARENTS! How can they get busy when her mom and dad are sleeping right next door?! The couple, the Simpsons, and some pals are all staying together in a rented villa in Cabo San Lucas. At the airport, a source spotted Jess and Tony “rubbing each others butts and laughing on the tarmac.” Kinky! Things got even crazier over at their vacation house. “Tony couldn’t stop touching Jessica,” another spy (with really awesome long-distance vision) said, “They were having a great time, with Jess’ parents laughing and joking with Jess and Tony. Tony was affectionate to Jess and everyone seemed very relaxed.”

Yes, supervised sleepovers are always such stress relievers! It sounds like Jess needs to check her co-dependency baggage – and her rents – the next time she travels with her dude…if he even sticks around that long. [Us]

Lindsay Lohan Should Make a Sex Tape


lindsaylohan010708.jpgOne of Lindsay Lohan‘s Italian one-night-stands has spilled the beans to the British tabloids (what took him so long?) and it’s hot in the trashiest of ways. It’s no secret that LiLo likes to bone, and we love a girl who’s got no shame when it comes to her horniness. As her conquest tells it, Lindsay is living La Dolce Vita Vagina, and we’re happy to go along for the ride. Some choice quotes:

“Lindsay was very, very good and surprisingly experienced. She wanted to do everything, every position. She was extremely flexible and adventurous.” Unlike her dude, we are not surprised at her experience. We have Wilmer Valderrama to thank for that.

“She was wearing mismatched under-wear—a black bra with emerald green French knickers. But they came off too. Naked, she took my breath away.” Lindsay’s bod gives someone else an asthma attack!

“To be honest I felt a bit intimidated. I was with Lindsay Lohan. But I took off my clothes and we started to make love. And then it was just like two ordinary people making love. It was very passionate and intense and lasted for 1 hours, maybe more.” Or until she blacked out from all that vodka.
“She adored kissing and never wanted to stop—no matter what we were doing. We had safe sex, and afterwards she cuddled up to me and we went to sleep.” So she could have sweet dreams of doing other Italian dudes.

Blog Best-Of: Mariah’s Melons


mariah_breast_links.jpg- Mariah Carey puts makeup on her boobs. I wonder if the, “Ladies pinch, whores wear rouge” rule applies? [CityRag]

- Star Jones and Sherri Shepherd sign up for a revival of The Vagina Monologues. Let’s hope they spare us the view. [Crunk + Disorderly]

- Beyoncé and Jay-Z sit side-to-side using laptops. They use computers to hide their disinterest for each other, too. Celebrities are just like us! [Cake & Ice Cream]

- Michael Jackson is considering playing London this year. Whether that “playing” will involve music or with little boys is not yet clear. [Bossip]

- And finally, I offer no puns, wordplay or insight really, and yet I think the following statement is absolutely vital: Dr. Phil is a donkey’s ass. An ass’ ass, even. [Dlisted]

[Image credit: Getty]

Comment On the Critics’ Choice Show



The Hollywood awards season kicks off tonight with the Critics’ Choice shebang. From red carpet arrivals (on VH1) to post-show wrap-up (on we’re showing all the action right here. This time out, you’re not only invited to watch, you’re invited to throw some opinions around. We’ll be live blogging the event, and we need your commentary throughout the evening. Make sure to be back here at 8 pm EST, with one eye on the television and one eye on the computer screen.

In the meantime: vote for all your fave nominees, and find out who the hottest actors and actresses under 20 are. Don’t agree with us? Start duking it out in the comments section right now.

Brit Released from Hospital, Romances Pap



We’re not totally sure how it’s possible for one woman to create a gajillion news stories in one day, but Britney Spears seems to be capable of doing just that. So let’s break down the Brit report into two easy categories to try to simplify this mess.

1. What shocked us: Brit tested clean for drugs and alcohol. Turns out Britney’s just really just high on life!

2. What didn’t shock us:

  • Where to begin? How about with Dr. Phil? He of course got involved in the drama and then took a beating in the press after it was alleged he arrived unannounced and freaked the freak (Britney) out. He cleared his name this morning and says her fam wanted him there, in true trashy fashion.
  • Britney was released early from the hospital. Because celebrities can do whatever they want, no matter how crazy they may be. Lucky!
  • Kevin is “freaked out” by Brit’s release and is stocking up on security. The Fedster continues to prove he is way smarter than his outfit choices make him look.
  • X17 is accusing Britney’s paparazzi boyfriend of trying to sell his stories – and pics – to news agencies for $5 million dollars! And here we thought he was just interested in making a new friend.
  • Brit doesn’t seem to care, and she’s been spotted in Santa Barbara shopping and kissing her new man. Oh, and some video shows Britney on her hotel balcony not wearing pants – the least shocking news of all.
  • Sources tell TMZ that her family is desperately trying to get Britney into mental hospital to deal with her (alleged) bi-polar disorder. Maybe they should have thought of this like, four years ago when they were all living the good life off of her cash.

The Celebreality Interview – Dr. Drew



You may know Dr. Drew Pinsky from radio and MTV’s Loveline, or from CNN’s Strictly Sex With Dr. Drew, or from his writing and research. Or you may know him just as that hot guy who knows, like, everything about everything. He’s bringing his expertise as an addictionologist to VH1 via Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, a new Celebreality show that debuts Thursday, Jan. 10 at 10/9c. The series chronicles the substance-abuse rehabilitation of eight celebrities (Brigitte Nielsen, Mary Carey, Jeff Conway, Chyna Doll, Jessica Sierra, Seth “Shifty” Binzer, Jaimee Foxworth and Daniel Baldwin). If you think this sounds like a trainwreck sliding your way…well, you may be surprised to find how quiet, reflective and sensitive the show actually is.

But don’t take our word for it. After the jump, Dr. Drew talks about the conception of the show, the treachery of treating famous people and why drug addicts are funny.

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