Few women walk the plank as provocatively as Kiera Knightley. Friday’s arrival of the latest Pirates of the Caribbean flick put the actress in our minds again – some of those costumes bring out a certain erotic flavor. It’s said that Kiera’s also being pitched a role as Princess Diana herself. We always knew some royals were lookers. Here’s a glimpse at Knightley’s many styles.
MTV Preps for Diaz, Biel Catfight Cam blew up on Timberlake after she spied him flirting with his now-girlfriend Biel at the Golden Globes. Now, MTV is trying to avert a throwdown at its Movie Awards. [NY Post]
Mischa Barton Rushed to Hospital The star suffered a bad reaction to her medication after drinking at a Memorial Day party — nothing some fresh and pure Orange County air can’t cure. [Yahoo!]
Are Jessica and John Addicted to Make-Up Sex? Exclusive pics show the two fighting during a Mexican getaway and then Simpson weeping alone in her bathroom towel. Does this spell the end of Johnica? Or are the two just addicted to make-up sex? [FlynetOnline.com]
Linkin Park are no strangers to selling a butt-load of albums. But they recently changed their sound (goodbye rap-rock, hello passion ballads) and some pundits wondered what the future would hold. Well, the future is now and the arrival of Minutes To Midnight brought some clarity to the question. The group had the biggest first week sales of 2007 (625,000 — Norah Jones had previously held the record at 418,000). We caught up with guitarist Brad Delson on the day he found out his band rocked the charts.
"My manager emailed me and it just didn’t seem possible. I’ve accepted that it’s true, but I’m still shocked and humbled. I’m ecstatic about the fact that this amount of people are going to hear it." In addition to the band’s monster sales, Delson also let us in on some surprises to expect from the Linkin Park curated Projekt Revolution tour…
Marilyn Manson is channeling his inner teenage girl. After covering pop pin-up Justin Timberlake during a live BBC performance last week, Manson told the venerable radio station that he has "a fascination with Justin Timberlake," and that he carries a picture of the pop star with him wherever he goes. This information goes far in explaining what he and 19-year-old girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood could possibly have to talk about.
And when he’s not canoodling with gorgeous movie stars or being toted around in creepy rock stars’ wallets? J-Timber’s starting his own record label, to be be distributed through Interscope Records. The label, named Tennman (an abbreviation of Tennessee Man, which he is) expects to announce new signings in the upcoming weeks.
Brit & Ryan: Men’s Room Make-Out Session Bodyguards supposedly "busted in the door and found Britney and Ryan groping and kissing" in a bathroom stall. Smooching amidst a fragrance stench of au toillette? How romantic. [Superficial]
Should 17-year-old Jordin Sparks have been barred from winning American Idol because of her weight? That seems to be the going concern of MeMe Roth, a very skinny, very blond pundit from an organization called National Action Against Obesity. Speaking on Fox News, MeMe called Jordin obese. Proving that Debbie Downer isn’t the only one lacking perspective, she also said, "When I look at Jordin what I see is diabetes, I see heart disease, I see high cholesterol." This makes us detest MeMe. What do you think?
Every week we round up selections from the funniest, most obscene and brutal film criticism out there so that you don’t waste your cash at the theaters and laugh a little at Hollywood’s expense. This week: The lugubriously briny Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.
"Ahoy Vey! After three hours adrift, you’ll beg for the plank." — The New York Post
"Pirates raises everything from the dead, except inspiration." — Rolling Stone
"Overloaded with extraneous characters and weighed down by muddled seafaring mythology." — USA Today
The two-hour season finale was another Jack (pictured, right) episode. But rather than a flashback, we were given a genuine flash forward. Wild. Confusing, too. (Motorola Krzr phone, anyone? If it was a flashback prior to 2004, he couldn’t have had one.) But we went along for the ride anyway, and collectively gasped when they confirmed the flash forward. (You know you did.)
Are they all off the island? Are the writers done with the on-island story except for what are now flashbacks to the island? We have eight to nine months to wait and see. For now, let’s go back to the beginning …