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May 31, 2005

Christian Bale Praises the Look of the New Batman Film

Posted by Fara Kearnes at 8:27 PM | | Comments ( 0 )

Christian Bale picSerious actor Christian Bale is the perfect choice to play the Masked Crusader as "Batman Begins" is set to open in the US on June 15th.

The handsome Welsh actor follows in the steps of other actors such as Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer and George Clooney, who have played Batman. This time, however, they got the right actor to play the lonely, mysterious and little bit creepy Dark Knight.

In a recent interview, Bale talked about this different approach of this film to the first three Batmans: "We were focusing on Bruce Wayne and Batman, whereas what I would find in watching most of the other movies, I always found the villains much more interesting."

For this movie, director Christopher Nolan ("Momento") will allow Batman to be have the spookiness and intensity the role has been screaming for.
, "I mean, hes the really on-the-edge one because hes the guy that, okay, hes doing good but hes the Dark Knight," Bale said, "He could do good things but he could just as easily flip over and become like the ultimate villain. Hopefully weve been able to portray that in a more character-based way than has been shown before."

When asked what his favorite gadget from the film was, Bale replied: "The car. It has to be because theyve done such a radically different thing with it. What I love about it is that aesthetically it kicks ass. It looks fucking stunning."

"There were a couple of times driving down the street in Chicago where its like, 'We can load it on the truck or just drive 5 minutes down there,' and they just drove 5 minutes down there. And you see that thing just going down the street and everybody is stopping and looking. 'What the hell is this?' There was even this guy who crashed into it. This poor drunken guy who didnt have a license, who said he got so panicked when he saw the car he thought aliens were landing and he put the pedal to the metal. I wasnt in it it was the stunt driver driving it at the time. The guy put the pedal to the metal and sideswiped the Batmobile. So, you know, it has this affect upon people."

"I just loved how its indicative of the way that we are making the movie as a whole. It looks nothing like any Batmobile that has come before it."

Read the full interview at movies.about.com

You can also view the movie's trailer at the Batman Begins website.

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Heir Paris to Wed Heiress Paris

Posted by Fara Kearnes at 8:07 PM | | Comments ( 0 )

Paris and Paris picNow when Paris announces "I love you Paris" she won't just be talking to her reflection in the mirror. Paris Hilton is engaged!

It's just been announced that Paris and Paris plan to spend the rest of their lives together ... or however long the marriage lasts. Paris' boyfriend of five months, Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis, popped the question last week when she returned home to Los Angeles after three weeks in Europe, where she promoted her new fragrance (named "Paris") and her House of Wax movie.

The couple made the announcement to friends over the Memorial Day Holiday (May 30th) at a barbeque at girl-Paris's Hollywood Hills mansion. Guests were eating hamburgers prepared by the executive chef of the Beverly Hills Hilton when Paris/Paris announced their engagement.

Let's see if Paris can beat sister Nicky's quickie marriage last fall -- it ended after just 3 months. And I hope it lasts long enough for girl-Paris to teach boy-Paris some fashion sense. Like, lose the trucker hat, dude. It's not hot.

Brooke Shields to Cruise: Stick to Aliens

Posted by Fara Kearnes at 4:41 PM | | Comments ( 3 )

Cruise and Shields picActress Brooke Shields is telling fellow actor Tom Cruise to back off his criticisms -- and get that alien rectal probe removed.

Okay, she didn't exactly say that second part, but she's furious that Cruise has publically criticized her battle with depression and addiction to medication. He mashed on her last week for seeing a therapist and taking meds (instead of vitamins) to help her through her depression after the birth of her baby.

She fumes: "His comments are dangerous. He should stick to saving the world from aliens, and let women who are experiencing postpartum depression decide what treatment options are best for them." She added that she wouldn't take advice from someone who devotes his life to creatures from outer space.
, Ooooooh, low blow, and she probably wasn't kidding, even though she was referring to his upcoming alien movie "War of the Worlds" and not his belief in the teachings of Scientology, whose followers are opposed to taking drugs for psychiatric problems and believe high doses of vitamins and minerals are a better cure.

She says she is currently weaning herself off the anti-depressant medication Paxil so she and husband Chris Henchy can have another child.

Cruise told Access Hollywood in an interview last week: "I care about Brooke Shields because I think she is an incredibly talented women, but look at where has her career gone."

"Doctor" Cruise, a cheerleader for Scientology, which condemns mind-altering prescriptions of any kind, says: "When someone says (medication) has helped them, it is to cope, it didn't cure anything. There is no science. There is nothing that can cure them whatsoever." Instead, Cruise, 41, suggests that women like Brooke should take "vitamins" and use "exercise" to cure their ailments, and warns that what Shields is promoting is "irresponsible."

Then, he couldn't resist one more zinger: "Look, is she happy? Is she really happy?"

A few weeks ago, Cruise was boasting that Scientology was the best thing for helping anyone addicted to drugs. When German magazine Spiegel asked him if he saw it as his "job" to recruit new followers to the cult, they had the following conversation --

Cruise: "I'm a helper. For instance, I myself have helped hundreds of people get off drugs. In Scientology, we have the only successful drug rehabilitation program in the world. It's called Narconon."

Spiegel interviewer: "That's not correct. Yours is never mentioned among the recognized detox programs. Independent experts warn against it because it is rooted in pseudo-science."

Cruise: "It's a statistically proven fact that there is only one successful drug rehabilitation program in the world. Period."

Spiegel interviewer: "With all due respect, we doubt that."

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May 27, 2005

Another Day in the Life of Jessica Alba

Posted by Fara Kearnes at 11:15 PM | | Comments ( 0 )

Jessica Alba picWhat a gig it must be to be Jessica Alba ever day! Attractive. Pumped up lips. A smokin' lurvacious bod. Just another rich hottie who is also a mega-klutz doing stuff like slammin' her head in a car door.

Pffft. That happens to me, like, every week. Celebrities! They're just like the rest of us ...

The "Sin City" dark angel says "I was in my boyfriend's car and I closed the door with my head still sticking out. I bashed myself in the head with a door."

Teenhollywood.com is reporting that Jess admits to being a walking disaster area: "It's not unnatural for me to feel nerdy. I do goofy things all the time. I trip, I knock things over."

Jessica finds there's a simple explanation for all this: "I am not a coordinated person. I just play coordinated people."

Gentlewomen: Start Your Engines. Danica Patrick Drives at Indy

Posted by Fara Kearnes at 10:34 PM | | Comments ( 1 )

Danica Patrick picArmed with pink nail polish and responding to Hoosier hysteria, female driver Danica Patrick will invade the male domain of Indy car racing this weekend. She's got the car, the racing team, and the 'tude to rock the Brickyard.

The 23-year-old rookie sensation will be the focus of all the buzz at the Indianapolis 500 race which has seen only three other women compete in its 89-year history. Danica qualified for the fourth position in the field of 33 cars. In fact, she produced the fastest speed of the month - 229.88 mph.

The hype surrounding Danica is rampant. She's done the media mash -- making the rounds on the Letterman Show and earned the nod of Jim Rome, and she did a provocative photo shoot for FHM magazine. But it's on the track where she proves that she's one to watch.

, Danica is 5-1 (maybe 5-2) and 100 pounds but don't let her small size fool you. She's been racing anything on wheels for most of her young life. "She shakes your hand and, crunch, it's like a truck driver," says Rahal Letterman whose team has won several Indy races. "That's the yin and yang of Danica. The exterior is nice and pretty and underneath she is as tough as steel."

And Danica is good for racing. "I think the public and sports fans in general need role models. They need people to cheer for and read stories about," said Patrick. "They need to find ways to connect with their children. I've heard stories about fathers coming to races with their little girls because all of the sudden that little girl has something to cheer for, and she's like, 'I can go to the race track now.' And that's cool."

Check out her official website for more information.

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Jesse Metcalfe Has Better Things to Do on a Saturday Afternoon

Posted by Fara Kearnes at 10:22 PM | | Comments ( 2 )

Jesse Metcalfe picHunky Jesse Metcalfe can't be bought for a measly $25,000. But other celebs will show up at your house if you produce some mad cash.

It's been reported before that Paris Hilton will make a 20-minute appearance at your party for a fee of $100K ("more in Japan," she boasts). According to the New York Daily News, the Beastie Boys will hang with you for half a mil ($500K to $600K) while Destiny's Child recently scored $850,000 for appearing at a Bar Mitzvah for the son of British billionaire.

But then there's the woman in Bel Air, California, who was throwing a baby shower for a friend, and offered Jesse $25,000 to show up. The gig was that he was to come to her home without his shirt (natch!) and pretend to trim her hedges. Then he would have to hang with the ladies at lunch for an hour.

Jesse declined. This time. Maybe once the offers start hitting the six-figure range he'll reconsider...

Papa Lohan is Convicted of Being "Fully Loaded"

Posted by Fara Kearnes at 9:39 PM | | Comments ( 0 )

Lindsay Lohan picI thought I could go a day without blogging about Lindz but her family makes news and stays in the news. Today her father, Michael Lohan, was sentenced to prison in New York for a variety of crimes, which include:

Assaulting his brother-in-law with a shoe at a party
Driving while intoxicated
Aggravated driving without a license, which is a felony.

The last one means that because he's been convicted before for drunk driving, the charge is now "aggravated" and jail time is mandatory. Newly convicted felon Papa Lohan will now spend the next 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison. Loser.

At least he'll be out of our girl Lindsay's whatever-color hair for the next few years.

May 26, 2005

Jay Leno Testifies at Jackson Trial

Posted by Fara Kearnes at 9:41 PM | | Comments ( 0 )

Jay Leno at Jackson trialNow that the Michael Jackson trial is wrapping up, funny guy Jay Leno is back to his Jacko jokes on the "Tonight Show."

Leno was made to testify for the defense this week, and he talked about his turn in the hot seat: "There was one kinda embarrassing moment. When I took the stand they asked me to point out the defendant ... and I pointed out LaToya."

He joked about rumors of Jackson wanting to leave the country if acquitted: "Michael wants to disappear in Africa ... Africa ... He has a better chance of disappearing in Sweden."

Leno also commented about the allegations: "Well, after -- what, 12 weeks of trial -- Michael Jackson's attorneys have finally admitted that Michael slept with children but it was about love, not sex.... It just goes to prove that line works for all guys."

And Leno joked about his role as a witness: "I was called by the defense ... apparently, they've never seen this program."

Eva Longoria Expands Her Dating Pool

Posted by Fara Kearnes at 8:33 PM | | Comments ( 6 )

Eva Longoria & Hayden Christensen picGorgeous Latina Eva Longoria says she has noticed a downside to her love life as a result of her famed role the neighborhood slut on "Desperate Housewives." She says men are scared of her.

"I think guys are really intimidated," Eva says. "I get hit on less now since the show. I think maybe they do think I'm like Gabrielle so they're scared. I'm pretty approachable. I'm pretty nice and I'm like, 'Hey are how you?' But they must think I'm gonna bite their heads off if they come near me."

Among the men who have not been scared off are San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker, actors Sean Faris, Keifer Sutherland, and Butch Klein, and 'N Sync singer JC Chasez. In Cannes recently, news reports had her canoodling with the young dark lord, Hayden Christensen. May the force be with you, girlfriend.

Country Beats out Rock as Carrie Underwood wins Idol

Posted by Fara Kearnes at 8:08 PM | | Comments ( 2 )

Carrie UnderwoodCarrie Underwood, the 22-year-old college senior, is the new "American Idol" defeating Southern rocker Bo Bice in the show's way too long finale Wednesday night.

The country singer from Oklahoma beat out the older (29-year-old) rocker from Alabama. This was one of the closest votes on "Idol," but the fact that Bice was the runner-up isn't such a bad thing. Consider the successes of former winner Ruben Studdard and the runner-up Clay Aiken. Both have record contracts and do TV appearances, yet Aiken can be argued to be the bigger celebrity right now. The exposure on "Idol" has already gained Bo a few million fans and he'll be coming out with an album.

And Bo got to sing with Lynyrd Skynyrd on the show, which for him is probably better than winning.

Carrie reminds me of Trisha Yearwood (who just got engaged to Garth Brooks yesterday). She'll get a nice record deal, a car (as did Bo), as well as score 50,000 miles of free airfare on a private jet. For someone who had never flown on an airplane until a few months ago, how cool is that?

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