Halle Berry's Baby Revealed!!!

Halle Berry took her 5-month-old daughter, Nahla Ariela Aubry to the Los Angeles Zoo. This was her first public appearance after 5 months. She is truly gorgeous.


Don't We All Shop in Stilettos?

Well I know I don't, not if I can help it and certainly not in 4 inch heels. I stay within the 2 to 3 inch range. But Paris Hilton is of different breed, I must admit and stop hating. Perhaps she was looking for a BFF for her new reality show, somewhere between the dairy and bread aisles. Looks like the first time she's pushing a cart as well, everyone learns by trial and error.

Via Osoblog


TREND.i.e. Intermix 70% Sale

What: Intermix - 70% Sale on trendy labels
When: Tues. Aug 26th - Thurs. Aug 28th. Daily 9am—8pm.
Where: 110 W 19th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves

Cast of Season 7 Dancing w/the Stars Revealed

The official Dancing with the Stars line up was revealed by Tom Bergeron in Times Square this morning. You ask yourself, how could this show still go on? Well it will as it continues to have the millions of viewers and potentially be nominated for eight primetime Emmys as it did this past year. It kicks off its seventh season on Monday, September 22, on ABC.

Here’s the rundown of the celebrity contestants and their professional dance partners:

Toni Braxton, singer, 40, and season one DWTS champ Alec Mazo
Lance Bass, singer, 29, and Lacey Schwimmer
Ted McGinley, actor, 50, and Inna Brayer
Cloris Leachman, actress, 82, and Corky Ballas
Warren Sapp, former NFL star, 35, and Kym Johnson
Rocco DiSpirito, chef, 41, and Karina Smirnoff
Kim Kardashian, TV personality, 27, and reigning DWTS champ Mark Ballas
Maurice Green, Olympic gold medalist track and field star, 34, and two-time DWTS champ Cheryl Burke
Misty May-Treanor, Olympic gold medalist beach volleyball player, 31, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Susan Lucci, Emmy-award winning soap opera actress, 61, and Tony Dovolani
Jeffrey Ross, 42, comedian, and Edyta Sliwinska
Cody Linley, 18, actor, and two-time DWTS champ Julianne Hough
Brooke Burke, 36, TV personality, and Derek Hough

via people


Nice Rack!

New York City curbs have been adorned with new bicycle racks, designed by musician and biking enthusiast, David Byrne. The city's Department of Transportation and one of the most celebrated art galleries, PaceWildenstein, have partnered up in an effort to promote bicycling and lower the city's carbon footprint. NYC has been making an effort to go green, and one way is via Summer Streets program, where they "close off a 6.9-mile north-south route for six hours on three consecutive Saturdays. Otherwise, it's pretty dangerous on the bike around the city among high foot and car traffic. For 11 months, these bike racks will stay with us in the city, in an attempt to encourage exercise, promote biking and conserve energy. After the year, David Byrne hopes they can be sold as works of art.

“By bringing attractive yet functional sculptures to our streets, we are elevating the profile of cycling, and we believe that more and more people will begin to think about cycling as a mode of transportation, and not just a mode of recreation,” Ms. Sadik-Khan said in a statement. “Regular bike riders have an eagle eye for our current bike racks but these nine installations will capture the attention of all New Yorkers.”

“It was important to me that these new racks be the same thickness and material as the existing racks—to help identify them as practical bike racks and not just modern art,” Mr. Byrne said. “The locations about as perfect as one could imagine — Wall Street for the dollar sign and Bergdorf’s for the giant high heel!”

Locations are in order of the photos starting top left:

The MoMA: South side of West 54th Street, east of the Avenue of the Americas

The Olde Times Square: South side of West 44th Street, west of Seventh Avenue

The Villager: In front of 536 La Guardia Place, between West Third and Bleecker Streets

The Coffee Cup: West side of Amsterdam Avenue, between West 110th and 111th Streets

The Wall Street: North side of 82 Wall Street, west of Water Street

The Ladies’ Mile: West side of Fifth Avenue, north of 57th Street (in front of Bergdorf’s)

The Hipster: West side of Bedford Avenue, near North Sixth Street, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The Chelsea: In front of 530 West 25th Street, east of 11th Avenue (in front of PaceWildenstein Gallery)

The Jersey: Northwest corner of Ninth Avenue and 39th Street, near the Lincoln Tunnel

via NYTimes


Vin Diesel needs to learn his numbers!

It seems everyone wants to have a brood like the Jolie-Pitts, including Vin Diesel. Except I can't quite tell how many kids he would like since he doesn't know his numbers. "I want a half a dozen...What do you expect from me? I want 12 kids!," Vin says.

About 5 months ago he became a dad to a little girl with his 24 year old girlfriend. Deisel blames the major blockbuster, The Pacifier, for kick-starting his biological clock. "That’s how the whole damn thing started," Vin says, "You work with those babies too long, and then I said, 'It is time.'"

via c-b


Nicknames for Everyday Brands

1. Tar-zhay (Target)
2. Wally World (WalMart)
3. Mickey D's (McDonalds)
4. Whole Wallet (Whole Foods)
5. Needless Mark-up (Neiman Marcus)
6. Loud & Tacky (Lord & Taylor)
7. Northworst Airlines (Northwest Airlines)
8. US-Scare (US Air)
9. Four Bucks (Starbucks)
10. HoJo's (Howard Johnson's)
11. Golden Slacks (Goldman Sacks)
12. Taco Smell (Taco Bell)
13. FIAT = Fix It Again Tony


Robert Downey Jr. doesn't get Dark Knight

Robert Downey Jr. discusses how he just doesn't get The Dark Knight because he doesn’t have a college education:

“I feel like I’m dumb because I feel like I don’t get many things that are so smart. “(The Dark Knight) is like a Ferrari engine of storytelling and scriptwriting and I’m like, ‘That’s not my idea of what I want to see in a movie.’ “I didn’t understand The Dark Knight… I still can’t tell you what happened in the movie, what happened to the character and, in the end, they need him to be a bad guy. I’m like, ‘I get it - this is so high brow and so f**king smart, I clearly need a college education to understand this movie.’”


Dane's Self Promotion

I just love Dane Cook, how can you not!!!! So I just love hearing his rants, because it's just like free comedy sketches!!! He wants everyone to know that he absolutely hates the promotional poster for his upcoming movie, "My Best Friends Girl". As it's a very bland and boring poster, I have to say him letting the world know it is actually quite brilliant. This way everyone will know he's got a movie out and what it's about, which the poster clearly lacks.

"Dear Diary

Before the downpour let me just say that my new movie, "My Best Friends Girl," is the best / funniest film I've done yet. It's got a terrific cast. Kate Hudson, Alec Baldwin, Jason Biggs, and myself really kicked the funny around. This movie showcases our talents accordingly as it expands on them. It's a fun R-rated flick. An edgy comedy with a dash of romance.

That being said, let me address the fact that although I'm not a marketing major, I have a bit of a trusted reputation after 18 years self promoting. I'd like to inform you I had no say in this marketing campaign, but if I did, things would be different since it is obvious that this poster is boring / odd and has zero to do with the movie I performed in.

Here are a few things that truly blow about my upcoming movie poster to promote the release of the film opening on September 19th:

1. Graphics:
Whoever photoshopped our poster must have done so at taser point with 3 minutes to fulfill their hostage takers deranged obligations. They should have called Donnie Hoyle and had him give a tutorial using "You Suck at Photoshop" templates. This is so glossy it makes Entertainment Weekly look wooden.

2. My head:
The left side of my face seems to be melting off of my skull. I guess I am looking directly into the Ark of the Covenant? Are they going for the bells palsy thing here? My left side looks like Brittany Spears' vagina.

3. The Stare.
My character apparently has fallen in love with a strand of Kate Hudsons hair. Kate's mannequin is desperately in love with the inside of my right ear while Jason is half stunned, half corsage.

4. Lips:
It looks like I'm wearing Maybelline Water Shine Diamonds Liquid Lipstick. My characters name is now Winter Solstice and I'm a hooker with a heart of gold. Jason is my floral carrying pimp, while Kate is my first trick!

5. Fashion:
My character is sporting a very high collar I mean damn they should be snow capped at that altitude. It's going for the vampire lurking in the castle basement vibe. An Olympic pole vaulter would have a tough go clearing that collar. I'm also able to turn my head comfortably 180 degrees, because I was raised in an abandoned barn by a family of owls.

6. Flesh:
It's no secret that I'm more rugged facially due to a drunken visit by the teen acne fairy, but according to this poster I've got perfect porcelain flesh. I look like the fuckin' bathroom floor at Caesars Palace. One of Marie Osmond's dolls would look at me and say "shit … that guys got flawless skin!"

7. Hair:
It's actually a close up shot of Tom Sellecks Magnum P.I. mustache they photo-slapped on my noggin'.

8. The set:
Pick one. This entire film takes place:

A. on Gattaca
B. at the Fortress of Solitude
C. inside a crystal wind chime

9. The cast:
Alec Baldwin is so fucking funny in this movie! Is he on the poster? I think so. He plays the wise talking plant Jason is clutching.

10. Final thoughts:
I set out to make a movie like the contemporary men and women, that you and I respect, are making. My generation of comedians, actors, directors and producers that I wish to collaborate with as I build a solid body of work.

Granted, one poster stinking up the joint isn't the end of the world. Yet it sends the wrong message about our movie and I just wanted you to know, that I feel the pain. I really love the film and I know from past missteps marketing wise that the wrong poster sends the wrong audience into the theater.

Thanks again for all of your support. If you have not seen the red band trailer (which is excellent and represents the flick accordingly) click on the link at the top of this page.

PS - "Its funny what love can make you do." I just threw up all over this awful poster.
Wow, wait … it looks better.

Hey … I love my new movie. Jeez … it IS funny what love can make you do."

NEWS.i.e. Different Opinions on the Caucasus War

What happened
Russian President Dmitri Medvedev said Tuesday that he had ordered a halt to fighting in Georgia, although Russian soldiers were still under orders to “eliminate” any Georgian troops remaining in the separatist enclave of South Ossetia. (The New York Times)

What the commentators said
Los Angeles Times
The West must demand that Russia pull all of its troops out of Georgia. If the Kremlin resists, we should hit it with sanctions, such as kicking it out of the Group of Eight leading industrialized nations. And “sending U.S. troops is out of the question,” but we can help Georgia defend itself by sending American military equipment.

Mikhail Gorbachev in The Washington Post
If the West really wants to help, it should stop egging on Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili by giving him unconditional support. After all, Saakashvili was the one who started the fighting over the weekend by trying to take over South Ossetia by force, putting Russian civilians and peacekeepers in danger.

The New York Times
Russian peacekeepers are a big part of the problem. They must be replaced with “truly neutral international peacekeepers” and all Russian troops must be withdrawn from Georgia. Until that happens, the only option is for the U.S. to deprive Russia of the “respect” and “economic deals” it craves.

The Wall Street Journal
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the real power in Moscow, is “betting that the West needs him for oil and deterring Iran's nuclear ambitions more than he needs the West." The best way to show him he’s wrong is to pass a stern rebuke at the United Nations Security Council, forcing Russia to exercise its veto. President Bush could also put Putin on the spot by saying that he “badly misjudged” the Russian leader.

The Boston Globe
The Bush administration helped start this crisis, “when it recognized the independence of Kosovo earlier this year without United Nations authorization, and against Moscow's wishes." The Kremlin warned that it might apply the same principle in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, so "Bush has left the United States little basis to protest.”

Editorial Source: TheWeek

Russia on the Caucasus War


DIRT.i.e. Jenna Jameson & Tito Ortiz Expecting!?

Page Six is reporting that the retired porn star, Jenna Jameson & UFC champion, Tito Ortiz are expecting their first child together. Jenna had suffered a miscarriage during her marriage to her manager, Jay Grdina, as well as failed attempts at invitro, before their divorce in 2006.

“She had a bunch of meetings and things planned for Fashion Week, including meetings for her own line, but she’s postponed everything,” said our source. “She’s completely thrilled, this is something she’s wanted for a very long time.”


NEWS.i.e. Leonardo DiCaprio to play Lenin

Leonardo DiCaprio is rumored to be in negotiations to play Vladimir Lenin in the biopic Lenin’s Brain, according to British newspaper The Sun.

The movie will be directed by a Russian director, Alexander Borodyansky, who believes the actor has a striking physical resemblance to the communist leader when he was young.

“I’d say that Leo can impersonate the revolutionary leader even without make-up”

This isn't the first time Leo was asked to play a legendary figure. In 2004 he played Howard Hughes in the Aviator and Romeo of Romeo + Juliet in 1996. In 2010, he is set to play Teddy Roosevelt in The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt.

TREND.i.e. Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale - 50%

What: Manolo Blahnik - 50% Sale on SHOES
When: Today, Aug. 5 - Friday, Aug. 8th. Daily 10:30am—6pm.
Where: 31 W 54th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-582-3007)


Brangelina Brood

Here are some excerpts from the interview with Hello! magazine.

On breast feeding the twins:
A: They are on the same schedule. They eat every three hours and I’m getting better at holding them both for breast-feeding at the same time, so that helps. Usually the other kids come in and hold them when they finish. They help with the baths and the changing.
B: We try to get them to eat simultaneously for the sake of management, but it gets a little crowded at the bar!

On finding out you were having twins:

A: We were in shock and could not stop laughing.
B: We bust into hysterics. My sister had made a joke about twins literally the night before, because my grandparents and sis both had twins. Angie was on the table during the sonogram, and we were in hysterics.
We didn’t see this one coming.

On choosing the names Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline:
B: The name Vivienne came to us early, as if she named herself. She has always been Viv. And Marcheline is to honour Angie’s late mother. Knox is a family name - my grandfather’s - and Leon is a classic French name.

On their personalities:
B: I dare to say that Viv is proving to resemble Angie in spirit, attitude and physicality. She is quite elegant like her mother. And Knox, he’s a bit of me. He likes music like his dad. When he was born he looked like Putin!

On Maddox as a big brother:
B: This is Mad’s fourth and fifth time at becoming an older bro. He’s asking us when we can have more!

On Shiloh as a big sister:
A: Shiloh calls them her babies. She and Zahara pick out their clothes, help change and hold them. It’s sweet, they are like little mommies.

On bedrest for Angelina:

A: Brad and the kids came a few nights each week and spent the night. So we never went too long without seeing eachother. I also watched The War by Kevin Burns. I figured it would be the only chance I had to watch a 15-hour documentary!

On food cravings:
A: My only craving was cheese and milk. Still is.

On her post c-section recovery:
A: The first few days were a little difficult but we had a great team of doctors and they helped me feel better quickly.
B: She’s over-achieving.

On using fertility drugs or IVF to become pregnant:

A: “We were in shock [when we heard about the rumors] and could not stop laughing ‘If they had been conceived through IVF we would have been happy to discuss it.’ “But we have been fortunate never to have had fertility problems.”

Jolie-Pitts' Twins Conceived the Natural Way

The whole twins craze has become a new phenomenon among the stars like Jennifer Lopez, Marcia Cross and Julia Robert relying on InVitro Fertilization to conceive their babies in late thirties and their forties. Being that Angelina was pregnant with twins, automatically suggested that IVF was at play, which was questionable because of her young age of 32. Now they reveal the facts in the Hello Magazine interview:

"If they had been conceived through IVF, we would have been happy to discuss it. But we have been fortunate never to have had fertility problems."

Brangelina's Twins - Vivienne & Knox

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's $15 million dollar babies have been exclusively revealed by People (US) and Hello (UK) and will feature 19 pages of intimate family photos.

"It is chaos, but we are managing it and having a wonderful time," Jolie tells PEOPLE of daily life at the Château Miraval in Provence, France, where the couple's four older children – Maddox, 6, Pax, 4, Zahara, 3, and Shiloh, 2 – have been enjoying a summer of outdoor play (hide-and-seek is a favorite) on the château's sprawling grounds.

Adds Pitt: "[It's] still a cuckoo's nest."

Fortunately, they already have some household helpers. "[Shiloh] and Z pick out [the twins'] clothes and help change and hold them," says Jolie. "It's sweet – they are little mommies."

Stay tuned for more photos...

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