Lohan's Dad in court again...

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Lindsay Lohan's dad just doesn't seem to be able to stay out of jail and out of court. He recently requested half of the money that Lindsay's mother gets from her daughters profits, and also requested that his ex-wife submit to drug testing. Well, that's interesting considering he is currently being held on $40,000 bond for DWI and driving without a license. He drove off the rode, hit a pole, and escaped before his car exploded.

Our sympathy to Lindsay Lohan. What a dad- what an embarrassment.

Cher takes a shot...

Well, if you couldn't guess Cher's opinion of her younger pop counterparts, now you know. At a recent concert, she came out and called both Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears "hos."

Madonna desperate to act...

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Madonna has reportedly landed the role of a cross-dresser in an upcoming film. She wants to prove that, despite her previous movie attempts, she really is a good actress. In order to get the role, she has agreed to star in the film free of charge.

Clooney has a few words for Crowe...

Russell Crowe recently came out and publicly insulted actors that appear in commercials, specifically Robert Deniro, George Clooney and Harrison Ford.

George Clooney now has his own words for Crowe...

Online Petition to "Stop Ashlee Simpson"

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Well, if you are not an Ashlee Simpson fan, indeed if you truly dislike her, then you can now join more than 320,000 other people and sign the "Stop Ashlee Simpson" online petition.

If you don't care about the SNL or Superbowl fiascos and love her anyway, then you should be aware that she has begun her first concert tour. The critics aren't giving very good reviews, but that shouldn't stop the true fans.

Personally, she needs to do what she claims and "be herself." She was doing fine climbing the Hollywood ladder with her acting career. She had a small fan base that would have grown as she earned bigger parts. Instead, Ashlee and her father opted to use her sister's fame and launch a prefab instant pop career- she is the pop-Frankenstein. Note to Ashlee- people appreciate hard work, perserverance and talent. Where are yours?

Nick's not so bright...

Saturday, February 19, 2005

according to this...

A little bit of advice to Nick: your career without Jessica Simpson ain't exactly red-hot these days. Your best bet is to continue playing "house husband" for Jessica if you want to continue the lifestyle to which you've become accustomed.

I can understand the temptations of beautiful women, but...::cough:: need I mention that the girl you have at home ain't exactly a bag of dog biscuits? I'm sure she has her faults, but you've got to keep a long-term perspective on things. Trading digits can be a thrill, but you're not playing with Monopoly money here...Think about it, Nick...

Alanis: American Style....

Alanis Morissette becomes an American citizen

Congrats to her!

It never ceases to amaze me that large portions of the world's population expresses very anti-American views, but this shows yet again that even the best and the brightest of the world's citizens jump at the chance to actually become an American...

Debbie Does Playboy...

Friday, February 18, 2005

Debbie Gibson appears in March's Playboy.

Is this predictable or what? It seems like every female child/teen star trying to shed that image winds up in the pages of Playboy as if they have to prove they're all grown up now by showing they have the body parts to back it their claims.

Don't get me wrong: as a red-blooded male I'm not complaining about the Playboy layout. It's the lack of originality that bothers me.

No Love Lost...

...between Britney Spears and US Weekly evidently.

She's upset that pictures of her honeymooon were published in US Weekly, and US Weekly isn't taking it lying down:

Coming from a celebrity who sold pictures of both her wedding and her stepdaughter, it's unlikely the issue here is privacy. Could it be that Britney is seeing red after not seeing the green from these photos? Britney Spears should start a magazine if she'd like to dictate her own coverage.

Ouch.

Brad Pitt spills heart to American model...

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Well, Brad Pitt really should think twice about who he spills his guts to. Evidently he spent three days in Greece with American model April Florio, who then went straight to the press with his pillow talk.

Looks like Brad couldn't stand Jennifer Aniston's chain smoking or her desire to stay home when he would rather be out partying. And, despite the fact that Angelina Jolie doesn't want him, Brad still talks about her "as though she was a goddess."

Congratulations to Nicolas Cage!!

Nicolas Cage and his new wife, former sushi waitress, Alice Cage, are expecting a new baby!

Celebrity Pro wishes them all the best- especially considering that Cage has a full schedule with several new films expected both this year and in 2006. We hope he remembers to save time for mom and baby.

Ashley Olsen sues the National Enquirer...

It seems like the tabloids have just been determined to nail Ashley Olsen for drug use. They have tried to connect her eating disorder to drug use, and now they are trying to say she uses drugs with her boyfriend, nightclub impresario Scott Sartiano.

Well, Ashley has had enough, and she has filed a defamation lawsuit against the National Enquirer in the amount of $40 million.

Exactly who watches "The L Word"?

In no way do I mean to diminish this series that portrays lesbian life in LA, but who exactly is their audience?

Are they catering to a homosexual audience, or at least to those who might be interested in how life is different for a lesbian couple? OR is the show just an excuse to show repeated girl on girl action? I would like to think that their is more to a lesbian relationship than naked women and lots of sex, but their tv and internet ads only show naked women all over each other.

Show a commercial with two women struggling over the decision to start a family- that is for women. Show naked women touching each other- that is for men.

Michael & Victoria try to set the record straight with Dr. Phil

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Just finished watching Dr. Phil's interview with Michael & Victoria from The Amazing Race...

Michael showed that he is totally psycho. His behavior was right in line with an abuser who has found himself on tv, trying to apologize for his actions and justify them at the same time. I hope that Victoria gets out soon. It was very obvious that she was in for some more abuse as soon as the camera's were off. He will probably blame her for the fact that he still came off like a total jerk despite his best efforts to fool everybody.

P.Diddy needs money?

Evidently, in 1998, P.Diddy took a $300,000 advance from Random House after signing an agreement that he would write his autobiography by 1999. They still don't have the book, and he kept the money!!

What I don't get is why they are having to sue him? Why not just give the money back? I didn't think that $300,000 was that much to P.Diddy. Maybe it is. I wonder where he is spending it all.

Lindsay Lohan Goes Barbie

Fair warning to all parents! The new Barbie doll that looks like Lindsay Lohan is coming out in June. If your little girl just has to have it, or if you are a collector, then it will set you back about $30.

Christina's Engagement Ring

Sunday, February 13, 2005

It looks like Jordan Bratman spent 30,000GBP, roughly $56,000USD, for the engagement ring. Considering that Christina Aguilera publicly bashed Britney Spears for having purchased her own engagement ring, I hope that Christina didn't give money to Bratman on the sly. Considering Bratman is a music exec, I assume that $56,000 was no big deal. Christina would look pretty silly if any evidence turned up that she helped purchase the ring.

Christina Finds Her 'Genie'...

Saturday, February 12, 2005

...and gets engaged...

Scratch this one off your lists, guys...she's spoken for...

According to Reuters, her boyfriend of two years, Jordan Bratman, proposed and she accepted while they were on vacation Friday.

Christina Aguilera was "very surprised" which we at Celebrity Pro find a bit difficult to believe since we noted that he would probably propose this very weekend!

Chalk one up for Celebrity Pro...and big congrats to Christina!

Paris can't share the limelight with sister Nicky...

Granted Paris Hilton's ourtrageous stunts, including having sex on tape and leaking it to the press or signing on for a show that portrays her as a total idiot, have garnered her a bit more fame than her sister. Granted Paris has a leg up, literally, on the beauty scales.

But hey!!!! The way I originally heard it was that Nicky is the business woman. The handbag and clothing lines were her idea and her venture. If she wants to use the Hilton name to get her stuff noticed, then go for it- Paris sure has. But, Paris needs to get her nose out of her sister's niche. Just because Nicky doesn't want to bare her ass to the world to be noticed, doesn't mean she has to step aside every time Paris walks into a room or hand over her business plans.

Sinead O'Connor is on her way back...

If you were a Sinead O'Connor fan, then get ready, because after two years of retirement she is working on a new album, and she will start performing live again in the next few months.

She says that her music will be more religious now, so don't look for her on the pop charts. She describes it as "religious music with bad words." We'll have to see where exactly that finds a niche.

Crowe Puts Himself on Pedestal

Russel Crowe evidently thinks he is more of an "artist" because he does not appear in overseas television ads like some actors. Among the list of people that he publicly insulted are: Robert DeNiro, Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone.

I am sure that those actors don't consider being a spokesperson for a product as the highlight of their careers, but after you have reached a certain stardom, you can make very serious money for a 30 second gig. Why not?

Leo DiCaprio- no love in the supermarket

Leonardo DiCaprio gets the truth from a non-fan, right to his face, and he can't say a thing.

What is he doing in the supermarket in the first place? Doesn't he have people to do that for him?

"Passion of Christ" to be re-released for Easter...

Mel Gibson's "Passion of Christ" will be re-released in time for Easter, except this version will have approximately 6-7 minutes less violence. Gibson has trimmed down the more violent scenes so that those who avoided the movie in that past will come see it this go around.

I had my eyes shut for all the violent parts anyways, so this version won't be that different from the one that I saw the first time.

Jane Seymour Becomes US Citizen

According to her son John, "She's no longer an alien." Congratulations to Jane Seymour, who has lived in the US since 1976, for becoming an official US citizen.

Charles & Camilla: No More Hiding

I realize that Charles was in love with Camilla before Diana ever came into the picture, but seeing them together in public after everything that happened gives me the willies.

No More Sushi for Sheridan

Look's like Nicolette Sheridan has been banned from L.A.'s Sushi Nozawa for trying to do the unthinkable- send her sushi back for being too fishy. After a heated public argument with the owner, the Sushi Nazi, both Sheridan and co-star, Marcia Cross, were told to get out.

Maybe if she thinks that sushi is too fishy, then it's not the thing for her anyway.

Tom Sizemore's Prosthetic Penis

Well, it certainly is a creative approach to passing a drug test.
Last month a judge ordered Tom Sizemore to pass a drug test every day prior to his departure for Cambodia, the location of his next film. Sizemore is now back behind bars for failing three drug tests in three days. He was trying to conceal his use of meth with a "Whizzinator," a device that is basically a prosthetic penis sewn into boxer shorts that contains clean urine. He had a heating pack in his shorts to keep it warm, but evidently the sample still came out too cool to have really come from his body, and the police asked him to take off his boxers. Sizemore had already been caught once trying to use the device.

According to Sizemore's lawyer, he is living in a garage and expecting a baby. I hope that Sizemore is able to turn things around soon for his own health and the well-being of his family.

Mandy Moore's T-Shirt Business

Friday, February 11, 2005

I like Mandy Moore, but for $50 a pop, she had better have designed one hell of a t-shirt collection. Do they have gold lettering?

Finally some positive press...

...for Ashlee Simpson...

Between the Saturday Night Live episode and the mixed reception she received at the Orange Bowl, it's nice to see her name in the headlines for something positive.

Also, in the same short, MTV is reporting that Nelly and Ice Cube will be among those playing a game of celebrity basketball on February 18th as part of the NBA's All-Star weekend.

Constantine better than Blade?

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Catholic War Machine seems to think so...

The trailers have intrigued me, but a favorable comparison to Blade may be the tipping point for me to head over to Fandango and get some movie tickets to see Constantine.

UPDATE: Stainless Steel Droppings seems a little less enthusaistic in a very well thought-out and well-written review.

UPDATE: And raison d'etre thinks Keanu Reeves is pretty unconvincing.

What does it take

...to earn 10 Grammy nominations like Kanye West?

That's the question MTV tries to answer with this piece.

A couple interesting tidbits from the article:
- Kanye paid for his first video out of his own pocket.
- He recorded Through the Wire while recuperating in bed after his accident.

You'll have to read the article for yourself to find out the rest...

It's Never Good News...

...David Caruso's wife has filed for divorce....

After almost 9 years of marriage and with the success of CSI: Miami, I can only imagine what kind of alimony Margaret Caruso is going to be asking for...

Getting Ahead of the Curve...

...I guess that's Marcia Cross' rationale for pre-empting rumors that she is a lesbian.

I suppose this is the very definition of a "non-story." The thing that struck me as significant was that I didn't even know people were intimating that she might be a lesbian, so it seemed odd that she would make it a point to tell Barbara Walters that she wasn't.

For a supposedly "gay-friendly" town, any possible whiff of celebrity homosexuality sure does seem to bring out the rumor-mongers. Am I missing something, or does that seem to be the opposite of "gay-friendly" to you?

I mean, I'm a fan too, but...

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

...even *I* think that $7.3 million is a bit much to pay for a nude portrait of Kate Moss...

I think I'd much rather have been the artist:

Freud, who also painted Texan model Jerry Hall when she was pregnant, began the work in 2001 and it took almost a year of sittings to complete.

Where's my paintbrush?

Britney's marriage goes to the dogs...

It looks like Britney Spears' year-old marriage to Kevin Federline isn't as wonderful as she would like us to believe. Federline has been out partying without his wedding ring, and he has been a frequent visitor at the strip clubs. And, Spears is now not as ready to have children as she thought she was. Evidently, her dogs (who have their own nursery) take all of her attention, and she is worried that if her husband doesn't help with the dogs, how can she expect him to help with a baby?

Hmmm...good question. Maybe Britney should stop playing at adulthood and try it out for real before it really bites her in the ass.

Constantine Reviewed...

...by Andrew Pryor....

Andrew reviews the new film from Rachel Weisz and Keanu Reeves. He gives it an 8 out of 10, and the review is nicely done without any spoilers.

UPDATE: OPIEblue has a post up on Constantine with some very cool Constantine artwork.

The Secret Life of Jessica Simpson...

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

...is apparently much spicier than her "goody two-shoes" image might lead one to believe.

It turns out that Jessica Simpson keeps Jenna Jameson's biography next to the bed because she identifies with Jenna's "character."

To make comment on this would be cruel, so I'll just let the article speak for itself.

Beyonce's Backstage Demands

Wow!!! 3 pages of Beyonce Knowles' demands for her backstage setup- from brand new towels, a completely disinfected bathroom, and rose scented candles to a full stock of Pepsi products and a ton of Juicy Baked Chicken spiced just the way she likes it.

Beyonce fan or not- check it out!

Five for Avril

...Juno nominations that is...

Avril Lavigne led with 5 Juno nominations while Celine Dion and Shania Twain each pulled down three.

Congrats, ladies!

Eva Takes The Sentinel

...from the columns of TV Guide...

Eva Longoria, has been cast as a secret agent in the upcoming movie, The Sentinel. With co-stars like Kiefer Sutherland, Michael Douglas and Kim Basinger, the movie certainly has the star power to be a big hit for her.

How does it feel?

...to have diamond companies clambering over themselves to do your bidding?

According to Page Six, ICE.com is doing just that for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi.

So you mean it wasn't sexual?

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's split wasn't over an affair with Angelina Jolie after all...at least according to the rumor mill over at E!

According to their source(s), Jen just got tired of hearing Brad come home from the set everyday raving about what a superwoman Angelina is...If that's true, shame on Brad: Jennifer Aniston isn't exactly chopped liver...

Birthday Greetings from Ethiopia...

Monday, February 07, 2005

...for Bob Marley

Who says celebrity watching can't be educational? I didn't know Rastafarians considered Ethiopia as the Holy Land before I read the article, but now I do...

...just goes to show you learn something new every day...even when you're not trying...

Britney's "bad memory" may cost her $10 million...

Honestly, I realize that she is young and has a lot on her shoulders, but give me a break! She pays assistants and attorneys to do her paperwork. It isn't as if she filled out her insurance applications by herself- not when she is paying $1.3 million just for the policies. She entered a contract, evidently did not disclose her knee surgery as a preexisting health condition, and now she might have to pay out of pocket for her cancelled shows. That's what happens when you try to cheat the system, whether you are joe-blow or Britney Spears.

No Lip Synch Here

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Just finished watching Gretchen Wilson on the Super Bowl Pre-Game...

It looks like they're doing something a little different with the audio: the sound is coming through direct or boom miking rather than through the sound system....I like it...

Lindsay Lohan's dad wants his piece of the pie

What a surprise! Lindsay Lohan's deadbeat dad is doing anything he can to cash in on his daughter's success before she turns 18.

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Saturday, February 05, 2005

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