Monthly Archives: December 2012

Emperor Sugar Daddy Russell Simmons & Sugar Baby w/ the Links!

Music mogul Russell Simmons and his new German girlfriend Hana Nitsche arrive in St. Barts for a romantic vacation on December 23rd

Russell Simmons comforts his sugar baby Hana Nitsche as they arrive in St. Barts for a romantic vacation. Lucky bastard.

– Bella Thorne And Kylie Jenner Are Trouble [HollywoodTuna]
– Merry Christmas, Everybody, You’ll Never Guess Who Got Naked. It’s A Complete Surprise. [The Superficial]
– Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez Out w/ their rspectides [Lainey’s Gossip]
– Kristen Stewart To Get Bolt-ons? [Celebitchy]
So Bootlicious, It’s Worth a Third Look [IDonLikeYouInThatWay]
– Kim & Kanye: Body Language 101 [Dlisted]
– XXX [Popoholic]
– Wow, the first pic caught me off guard (NSFW!!) [Drunken Stepfather, NSFW]

– Lindsay Lohan Pissed About ‘Scary Movie 5′ Trailer [The Blemish]
– Scary Snowman Prank [Viralosity.tv]
– Oh, Gurl: Mariah Carey Wears A Belted Tablecloth In Aspen [PHOTOS] [Socialite Life]
– Is Kim Kardashian Pregnant? [Evil Beet]
– Bar Refaeli Takes Mind-Blowing Passionata Lingerie Photos [Complex]
– HOT NEW TRAILER: ‘DJANGO UNCHAINED’ [I’m Not Obsessed]
– Celebslam Presents: Santa’s Naughty and Nice List [Celebslam]

– The Impossible Review: To Love, and to Be Loved
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– Megan Fox Nude Photo [Celeb Jihad]
– Chuck Pagano is Back With the Indianapolis Colts, Still Kicking Ass and Taking Names [BroBible]

– Leann Rimes Says She Was NOT Drunk on X-Factor [Yeeeah!]

– Are you a Bastardly Lady of the Day? [The Bastardly]

Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossie Enjoying A Romantic Vacation in St. Barts

Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi Enjoy A White Sands Christmas!

Anybody know what a scissor festival smells like? Ok, my bad, that was gross…

Again, Portia de Rossi is seriously living the life w/ her sugar momma Ellen DeGeneres. The married couple were spotted going for a romantic stroll while on the beach in St. Barts on Christmas Eve. Later in the day, both ladies took a cruise on a small boat to soak in the beautiful views. Slightly off-topic, but as I type this, it’s freezing-frickin-cold here in the northeast. GOD DAMN IT!!

L.A.: Shia Labeouf Shows Off His New Girlfriend Mia Goth

Shia Lebeouf Visits Descanso Gardens With Mia Goth

God damn, I guess working w/ director Lars von Trier on his upcoming freak show “Nymphomaniac” is having its effects on Shia Labeouf b/c his new girlfriend Mia Goth looks like a total sex-freak. We’re talking, let’s-get-wasted-tie-each-other-up-and-then-i’ll-beat-you-while-you-pee-on-me-type of of girl. The new lovebirds were seen drinking a lot of coffee while out & about Ventura. They were spotted later in the afternoon (Saturday, Dec. 22) at Descanso Gardens, which is located about 30 minutes north of downtown Los Angeles.

Shia met his new girl on the set of “Nymphomanic,” so we’re going to assume they’re having plenty of sex–on & off camera. For those of you don’t know, the film follows a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac ( Charlotte Gainsbourg) recounting her erotic experiences to the man who saved her following a violent assault. The catch w/ the film is that director Lars von Trier wanted all sex scenes to be real—kind of like a porn flick, so the results will be very interesting when the film releases on May 30. The release date is very curious as it’s right around Cannes Film Festival. As some of you film buffs know, Lars Von Trier is banned from the festival for jokingly proclaiming that he understood Hitler & was a Nazi himself. The festival directors took his comments literally & declared him ‘persona non grata’.

BREAKING!! Charlize Theron Feeds Beverly Hills Parking Meter!

Charlize Theron maintains her pixie cut with a trip to the salon in Los Angeles

Ok, I want to take a second clarify my earlier declaration regarding Charlize Theron’s buzz cut. While she looks much hotter than a long list other celebrities who’ve gone w/ the same ‘do (Anne Hathaway, Miley Cyrus, Natalie Portman & Britney), the side profile making me think twice. Charlize is sporting the new ‘do for her role in the upcoming action flick “Mad Max: Fury Road,” which is currently filming in Namibia.

These latest photos were snapped over the weekend (Saturday, December 22) as Charlize was seen hitting up Awilda hair salon before hitting up lunch w/ a friend in Beverly Hills.

UPDATE: We’ve included photos of a few celebrities who’ve also gone w/ the buzz cut at one point or another (Mena Suvari, Demi Moore, Natalie Portman, Megan Fox, & Amber Rose).

Spike Lee: “Django Unchained” Is Disrespectful to Slaves

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“I can’t speak on it ’cause I’m not gonna see it. All I’m going to say is that it’s disrespectful to my ancestors. That’s just me… I’m not speaking on behalf of anybody else.”[THR]

Director Spike Lee minced no words when he spoke out yesterday against the Christmas release Django Unchained from Quentin Tarantino. Calling the film “disrespectful”, he publicly shamed the movie for turning a “holocaust” into a “Spaghetti Western”.

He tweeted that, “American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western.It Was A Holocaust.My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them.”

Earlier, he also told Vibe that he had little to say about Django because “I can’t speak on it ’cause I’m not gonna see it. All I’m going to say is that it’s disrespectful to my ancestors. That’s just me… I’m not speaking on behalf of anybody else.”

Depending upon how the film is received by audiences and critics (it’s currently 90% on RottenTomatoes), you can be assured that there will be no shortage of opinions on Django Unchained. And this doesn’t even take into account the debate over Hollywood glamorizing violence in the wake of the Newtown school shooting tragedy.

Tell us what you think: is Spike Lee right? Or is a movie just a movie?

Jessica Alba Seen Carrying Around MS Windows 8 Tote While Out Shopping

Jessica Alba & Daughter Haven Shopping At Williams Sonoma

There are very few celebs in Hollywood who monetize their fame better than J. Alba, so we gotta give her major props for wringing the system to the best of her abilities.

I think she realizes that acting isn’t going to cut it, so she ventured into consumer goods (co-founded Honest.com) and also has a nice deal w/ Microsoft to help pimp their new Windows Mobile efforts w/ the Nokia Lumia. She probably also has side deals w/ all the designers she wears while out & about running errands, not to mention the SUV she drives (Audi Q7), as well as places she shops. If it looks & smells like a product placement, then it probably is. Some might call it cheap & whorish, but hey, she’s gonna be thankful she did it 10-15 years from now when nobody gives a shit about her.

L.A.: Liam Hemsworth Hits Up Starbucks w/ Lesbian Friend Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus & Liam Stop For Coffee

While Miley Cyrus is crazy & wild (or at least she tries really hard), Liam Hemsworth always appears looks cool & collected—almost bordering on boring, so it’s very surprising that these two can stand each other.

I feel like Miley landed this dude when he was pretty much a nobody in Hollywood & she was flying high, so it’ll be interesting to see what happens once these two tie the knot & their roles somewhat reverse. Wait a minute, who the hell are we kidding? We know exactly what will happen: they’ll get married, one of them will get fed up (probably Liam) and realize he made a big mistake, start sleeping around & then eventually Miley will file for divorce. Textbook Hollywood.

These latest photos were snapped over the weekend as the lovebirds were seen hitting up a starbucks near their home in Toluca Lake. Miley continued looking like Liam’s lesbian friend, so she definitely needs to consider revamping her look in 2013.

Rihanna Enjoying Her Vacation Back Home in Barbados

Rihanna Wears A Skimpy Bathing Suit In The Rain

Judging by the stalkish quality of these photos, I’m going to assume that the dude behind them is currently camping out on top of a palm tree a few miles away from Rihanna’s property holding a DSLR w/ a 10-foot long ultra-zoom lens? Dude,

It’s nice to that Rihanna is continuning to enjoy her vacation with family & friends in Barbados at her rented luxury vacation home. Here’s a better photo of the property:
Rihanna, sporting a black bikini and patterned sarong, continues her holiday vacation as she parties with friends on a balcony in Barbados

Trailer Watch: Ryan Gosling & Bradley Cooper in “Place Beyond the Pines”

Ryan Gosling reunites with his Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance and gets to share screen space for the first time with Eva Mendes and Bradley Cooper in the upcoming Place Beyond the Pines. Looking as gritty as we’d expect in a movie about good guys and bad guys (Gosling is the baddie, of course), Bradley Cooper plays a rookie cop who tries to foil a bank robbery hatched by Gosling’s character Luke who is a stunt motorcyclist. How Eva Mendes fits into all this, we’re not entirely sure, though rest assured there will be much meeting of the mouths between herself and Gosling in the movie.

Place Beyond the Pines releases March 29, 2013.

Django Unchained: Film Review

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Last night I noticed that Twitter was abuzz with Spike Lee’s “observation” that Django Unchained was about the “holocaust” endured by his ancestors. He criticized the movie for glamorizing the centuries of slaughter endured by slaves in America . . . even though he had not seen the film. All of this was right before I stepped into the screening of Tarantino’s latest revenge fantasy starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Christoph Waltz.

To be perfectly frank, I think Lee is right, but that discussion is one I will leave to the social critics and historians who will argue over whether Tarantino has done a disservice to the true meaning of the legacy of slavery in the United States. On its own terms as both a movie and a work of art, however, there can be little doubt that Django Unchained is one helluva piece of entertainment. Part love story, part action thriller, and part historical epic, this is a movie that deserves – nee, demands – to be seen.

The story begins two years before the Civil War when a slave named Django (Foxx) is recruited by a German bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz (played by the amazing Christoph Waltz – and no, I don’t know if the name “Dr. King” is an obvious pun or not) who is seeking out Django’s former owners. Django agrees to help Schultz if he helps him track down his beloved wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) who was sold in the slave trade long ago. Their journey ultimately takes them to a plantation known as “Candyland”, the home of the famous Calvin Candie (DiCaprio) where, to put it mildly, all Hell breaks loose.

Like all Tarantino movies, much of the build up exists only for the main characters to exact their revenge. You won’t be surprised that they get what they want – you just might squirm in your seat as you watch them slice, dice, and shoot their way to justice. There are one too many monologues in the movie than I would have liked (Tarantino is not known for his subtlety) but he basically makes the very broad point that Slavery is Bad and Love Conquers All. In the end, you’ll be exhausted by nearly three hours of bloodlust and revenge, but it’s not a movie you’ll forget any time soon.

Les Miserables: Film Review

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So let me just be very blunt: Anne Hathaway will win the Oscar for her performance in Les Miserables as the tragic Fatine. She’ll also win the Golden Globe. And the SAG. And the Critics’ Awards. And then some.

This is a performance of such raw power and poetic transcendence that, even as brief as her role may be, it is impossible to think of another performance in the last twelve months of Hollywood cinema releases that packs as potent a punch. She outdoes anything and everything that all the superheroes in all the summer blockbusters and Victorian heroines in all the independent period pieces have done – put together. I haven’t felt like this about a performance since Mo’Nique in Precious or Nicole Kidman in The Hours. It’s haunting and devastating. And flat out awesome. (I also have a feeling that her rendition of “I Dreamed A Dream” will quickly become as overplayed as Madonna’s rendition of “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” from Evita).

Now, as for the rest of the movie, that depends on how you feel about musicals. I have a theory that few Broadway musicals – even the much beloved ones like Les Miserables – can only be translated to film if the essential component of music is given secondary status to the more vital element of plot. It’s easy to get swept up in the majesty of a live musical performance on stage. If you’re having to sit through nine or 10 or a dozen songs in a movie theater, it can begin to feel a bit claustrophobic. Ergo, it must be plotted very, very carefully.

Thankfully, director Tom Hooper gives just the right touch to this sweeping adaptation of what is quite likely the most beloved musical of all time. And much of the credit goes to the cast (apart from the aforementioned Hathaway) who nail their parts like you’ve never seen them do so before. Hugh Jackman literally masters the part of Jean Valjean, the wayward Frenchman who is imprisoned for 20 years for stealing a loaf of bread. Given that his role is almost entirely sung, you have to step back for a moment and consider how he managed to pull if off so well. Every facial expression and enunciated syllable is, for lack of a better word, perfect.

Non-animated musicals are a tricky business in Hollywood. For some reason, audiences are skeptical to accept their matinee idols singing ballads with the support of 100 piece orchestras. I hope they are able to put aside that prejudice this Christmas, because this is one of those rare, historical cinematic events that happens but once or twice in a generation. Sit back, open your eyes and ears, and behold the spectacle of Les Miserables.

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