Speaking to New York City weekly Time Out, British ragamuffin and sometime tour-canceller Lily Allen explained she has an addictive personality. She was a woman on the verge there for a while, but now she seems to have put things in perspective. Allen says she hasn’t touched any alcohol since January, and explained to the magazine that she knows the warning signs. "When you walk into your dressing room every night and there are 40 beers there, it’s difficult to not drink them all, you know? Like I said, I have a very addictive personality, and alcohol leads to other things. I don’t want to end up hanging over a toilet seat snorting coke when I’m 50." Lily’s smart. And if she’s interested in giving up music to go into counselling, we know a few people who could use her help.
Bono‘s a busy man. After guest editing the new issue of Vanity Fair, Bono trekked off to the Northern African nation of Morocco to join his bandmates, as well as The Unforgettable Fire producer Brian Eno, for a songwriting session. Whether any album is forthcoming from the sessions remains to be seen: "We have no plans for the music yet," Bono reported on the band’s website.
Apparently no one’s more psyched than President George Bush, who after delivering a speech Thursday at the G-8 summit, allegedly shouted to an aid "Where’s Bono? Bono for President!" Bush then pulled out his copy of Zooropa, hoping for an autograph.
Lauren German in Hostel: Part II
Every week we round up selections from the funniest, most obscene and brutal film criticism out there so that you know when to blow your cash at the theaters and laugh a little at Hollywood’s expense. This week: The disgustingly gory, classless and wide-angled critical whipping post Hostel: Part II.
"You live in a free country, you put up with crud like Hostel: Part II. It truly is crud, though. The film is the definition of torture porn." – The Chicago Tribune
"Compared to this Eli Roth fetish video, the Saw films are Oscar bait." – USA Today
"Hostel: Part II will . . . mount you with a rusty, barbed-wire strap-on, and to hell with the Astroglide." - The Austin Chronicle
Kimberley Locke is a diva only by trade — there wasn’t a trace of attitude detectable throughout our 30-minute conversation. It was a pleasure to pick Kimberley’s brain about her weight-loss, her new album, Based on a True Story, and, of course, the heckling from Dustin she’s endured all season of Celebrity Fit Club: Men Vs. Women. Maybe even more revealing are Kimberley’s comments on her gay fans and how she reconciles supporting the gay community with her deep Christian faith. They really don’t often make ‘em like Kimberley, and that is a damn shame.
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Every day, some star pops up lugging around a ten carat diamond ring
on their left hand, and then spends the rest of the week having their
people deny that the ring is anything besides "just jewelry." But why
not just take the (pre-nupped) plunge and get engaged, you sweet, screwy
Tinseltown couples? We all know what’s comin’ your way eventually!
Below we break down the latest couples to make a blip on the ring radar this week and rate their chances of real engagement bling action.
Couple: Jay-Z & Beyonce
The rumor’s out the the most powerful
man in hip hop (and possibly the entire music world) popped the
question to his queen B on a "romantic getaway in Cannes." Sources say
that Hova has promised her "the biggest diamond she can fit on her
Blingability: 2 carats. This rumor’s been going around for
years. And besides, he’s JAY-Z, he would’ve shown up with a rock the
size of Pluto and done it right.
Good ol’ Dina Lohan. She’s on her way to see her detoxing daughter in rehab – TWO WEEKS after Lindsay was admitted. Her visit will be the first by a family member, though Lilo’s beloved bodyguard has already stopped by.
Does this seem a little weird to anyone else? Her kid’s trying to kick a coke habit, but Dina’s too busy working out the deets of her new reality tv show to notice. Maybe that’s a little harsh, cuz she is making some huge sacrifices to see her first-born. Word is that Mama-Lo’s trip will force her to miss out on the "Paws for Style" charity event she was scheduled to attend in NYC next week. She chose her daughter over dogs. How noble! I see a "Mom of the Year" award in her future!
- Jessica Alba feels "old" at 26. It could be worse: she could feel fat at 26. [Just Jared]
- Post-prison Paris Hilton issues a statement: "I have learned a great deal from this ordeal and hope that others have learned from my mistakes." Oh we have. You taught us how to laugh. HARD. [Dlisted]
- Kim Kardashian‘s butt is so padded, you could fall asleep on it. That makes it the perfect accompaniment to her boring-ass sex tape. [Best Week Ever]
- Michael Jackson called Chris Brown on his birthday to praise his music. Mike’s favorite Chris song? "Shorty Like Mine." No, really. [Crunk + Disorderly]
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Everyone’s headed to rehab and Justin Timberlake won’t be left out. Last night during a performance in Zurich, Switzerland, the pop hunk started singing a few bars of Amy Winehouse‘s substance-friendly smash "Rehab." Now folks are suggesting the song, which J Timber changed to say "they tried to make her go to rehab," could have been a message to ex-girlfriend Britney Spears.
In other dreamy former boy bander news, Justin’s announced the first signing to his label, Tennman Records — 18-year-old YouTube phenom Esmee Denters. Through performing covers of Beyonce and Alicia Keys, Denters received 21 million hits on her YouTube postings.
OMG! Today we finally got to see the mug of BritBrit’s less-loved second child, Jayden James (we also get to see his mom in a string bikini, but just try to ignore that mess)! Only thing is, he looks EXACTLY
like the older one, Sean Preston. Snooze. I liked him better in Britney’s belly. Still, you can’t really dis a baby. He needs to be at least, like, 2 years old before it’s okay to pick on him. Which means…little Sean P. is almost fair game. So I won’t say anything about that ridiculous bathing suit wedgie – yet.
Some people think of Enrique Iglesias as primarily a singer. I think of him as primarily a penis-haver. For almost two years, Enrique’s down-below microphone has stuck out in public discourse much more than his music. "Hero" schmero — Enrique proves that if you really want to make an impact, you should talk about your him-hang.
The latest word from Enrique is that he’s "huge," but that’s a recent development. Enrique’s public peen powwow started in October 2005, when he "mock seriously" told a Houston Press reporter: "The next product I’m gonna put my name on is extra-small condoms. I can never find extra-small condoms, and I know it’s really embarrassing for people — you know, from experience. Hopefully people won’t be ashamed when I step forward." But it turned out that no one was more ashamed than Enrique.