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Katie Holmes & Her Canadian Crew

Katie Holmes enjoyed a rainy day in Toronto with her 4-year-old daughter Suri and her 17-year-old step-daughter Bella today (August 22). Papa Tom Cruise and brother Connor, 15, were not spotted with the group.

Katie and the girls stopped at Starbucks, Gap Kids, Anthropologie and picked up take-out during their travels.

Yesterday, we saw the trio go to Toronto Island and Centreville Amusement Park. Katie is currently filming The Kennedys in the Canadian city.


Katie Holmes & Her Toronto Tot

Dawson's Creek alum Katie Holmes took her daughter Suri to Toronto Island and Centreville Amusement Park in Toronto, Ontario on Saturday (August 21). Katie held onto Suri's blanket while the adorable 4-year-old carried a stuffed animal during their travels.

Papa Tom Cruise was not spotted with the mother-daughter duo.

Katie is portraying Jacqueline Kennedy in The Kennedys alongside Greg Kinnear as President John F. Kennedy. The miniseries is being filmed in Toronto and will hit the small screen in 2011.


Suri Cruise Is A Budding Designer

It looks as though little Suri Cruise may be following in her stylish mama’s footprints.

As a child, Katie Holmes – the youngest of five – enjoyed customizing her own outfits from the hand-me-down items she would recipe from her older siblings. The 31-year-old actress, who now has her own clothing line, Holmes & Yang, says that her 4-year-old daughter now enjoys altering her own clothing.

“Suri and I do that now with her clothes,” says the former Dawson’s Creek star. “Or rather, she does it. She says, ‘I want this sleeve cut,’ and it’s like, ‘Okay, we’ll cut it.’ She picks out all of her own clothes and has since she was one-and-a-half.”

The proud mama, who is currently filming her new miniseries The Kennedys in Toronto, Ontario, says she began designing clothes for her daughter soon after her birth.

I started making clothes for Suri when she was born, designing dresses, and then having seamstresses sew them, because I don’t sew very well. As a child, I was always drawing clothes, and I’ve always loved fabrics, and when Suri was born, I wanted to have certain things be from me and created just by me for her.

What a lucky little girl!

Suri’s father is Katie’s husband of nearly four-years, Knight and Day star Tom Cruise.


Hilary Duff to marry this weekend?!

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If rumors are to be believed, Hilary Duff is all set to marry her ice hockey star fiance Mike Comrie in California this weekend. Unconfirmed reports claim that the Duffster will exchange vows with Mike at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California, in a quite ceremony organized by celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss.

Contactmusic reports,

The singer-and-actress - who announced her engagement to ice hockey player Mike Comrie after a trip to Hawaii in February - is rumoured to be planning to tie the knot in the next two days at the beautiful San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California. According to a source, the couple chose the ranch - where the late American President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie spent their honeymoon - for “its sense of old Hollywood glamour and romantic style”. The source added to In Touch Weekly magazine: “No detail is going to be spared for their big day.” Celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss - whose former clients include Gwen Stefani, Jessica Simpson and Adam Sandler - is organising the “quiet affair”.

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Suri Cruise’s Summer In The Great White North

In the new issue of In Touch Weekly, the mag gives a rundown on the fabulous summer that little Suri Cruise has had thus far.

Suri and mom Katie Holmes are spending their summer in Toronto, Canada, where Holmes is currently filming the miniseries, The Kennedy's, while Tom Cruise is busy promoting his latest flick, Knight & Day.

Living in Canada has proven beneficial for the Cruise/Holmes family, drawing less paparazzi attention. A source told the mag, “Suri is always smiling. She’s living it up.” Of the lack of attention the family receives, the source said, “Tom sat on the bench outside with Suri and just hung out.”

Suri is reportedly living a "normal" life up in Canada with the source adding,

Suri loves running around the beautiful grounds, and playing and swimming in the pool at their amazing house when she is not on the set with Katie. There is also a playroom tailored to Suri. It has all of her favorite dolls and games, so it feels like home.”

Though Suri is living life out of the media spotlight more often, the source said she is still living the life of luxury, “She has her own driver and rides in her own $80,000 Escalade to and from the set!”


Get Suri’s Bright Outfit For Less

Suri Cruise had fun hanging around the set of Kate Holmes' new miniseries The Kennedys. She cuddled with mom and ran through grass wearing a bright top and skirt, and ballet flats. You can get a similar outfit for just over $30.

The Children's Place has a bumblebee yellow pretty tee ($2.39). Get this bright pink tutu skirt from Target ($9.99). Suri's shoes are from Bloch but Gap has indigo ballet shoes for $18.53.


Katie Holmes & Suri Take Five

Take five! Katie Holmes was spotted having a cuddle with her daughter Suri, 4, in between takes of her new miniseries The Kennedys in Toronto, Canada on Wednesday (July 21).

The mother-daughter duo were also joined by step-sister Isabella, 17, and Suri's new on-set BFF. The little girl pictured in the red overalls is Katie's costar, the young actress who is playing Caroline Kennedy.

Across the puddle, papa Tom Cruise and his costar Cameron Diaz were pictured at the London premiere of their latest flick, Knight and Day, on Thursday (July 22).


Katie Holmes: "My Family Inspires Me"

Despite having just jetted in from filming in Canada, Katie Holmes looked fresh-faced and beautiful as she posed for pics outside of the premiere of The Extra Man in New York City yesterday (July 19).

The busy mom, who kept it simple in a striped Celine dress and black heels, took time out to talk to OK! about the happy home life she shares with her husband Tom Cruise and their 4-year-old daughter Suri.

Calling motherhood a "spectacular" experience, Katie says, "Every day my husband inspires me. My family inspires me. My daughter inspires. We’re always sort of creating new things whether it’s a party, or a script or a movie. We try to have a very creative household.”

Asked if she thinks little Suri will follow in her famous parents' footsteps, Katie replied, “I know that she can do whatever she wants and she’ll be great at it.”

Katie ducked out of the premiere parties early to catch a flight back to Toronto, where she is filming The Kennedys.


Katie Holmes & Her Kennedys Kid

In her best Jackie O wig and pearls, Katie Holmes was pictured with her 4-year-old daughter Suri on the set of The Kennedys in Toronto, Canada on Thursday (July 15).

You can't deny that Katie, 31, has a striking resemblance to the former First Lady! The mother-of-one is portraying Jacqueline Kennedy in the new miniseries for The History Channel alongside Greg Kinnear as President John F. Kennedy. The film will hit the small screen in 2011.

Suri's father is Katie's hubby, Top Gun star Tom Cruise.


Katie Holmes & Suri Pick Strawberries

Dawson's Creek star Katie Holmes and her adorable 4-year-old daughter Suri were spotted at Whittamore's Farm in Markham, Ontario on Sunday (June 27).

After a fun day of picking strawberries, Suri enjoyed an ice cream treat while mom carried her to the car.

The 31-year-old actress is in Toronto filming her new miniseries for The History Channel, The Kennedys. Greg Kinnear is set to portray President John F. Kennedy and Katie will star as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. The film will hit the small screen in 2011.


Erykah Badu goes completely naked at JFK assassination landmark for new video (with video)


Erykah Badu hasn’t exactly been on the music radar for quite a while now. So what better way to shock and set the internet on fire than to walk amongst unsuspecting pedestrians slowly taking your clothes off only to reveal your wild-nature beaver, stretchmark lines and sucked-dry titties to a bunch of mortified mothers and sure to be traumatized kids moments before somebody fake-shoots you to the ground. Erykah told the press her goal was to showcase the assassination of someone’s character when they expose themselves, to prevent “groupthink” which eventually leads to hating and to evolve the way people think.Which is exactly when we realized we must be entirely un-evolved because damn it, the whole time we were watching this we were trying to figure out who to match her with for a celebrity butt deathmatch…and then we settled on Kim Kardashian and the voices in our heads finally quieted down.

FYI: Indecent public exposure is punishable by up to a year in jail, but surprisingly no cop showed up to arrest her. Guess the cops were also involved in the same group thinking as we were. Big Butt, Big Butt, baby let me slap that ass, that ass…Erika baby, you’re fighting a lost cause.


Erykah Badu’s ‘Window Seat’ video is a purpose-driven striptease, featuring the singer walking through the city center of her hometown Dallas, tossing her clothes and walking slowly to the tune of the track. Immediately after Badu goes full nude, a gunshot rings out, her head whips back violently as her body goes limp, tumbling to the ground, leaving spectating citizens utterly confounded.

And it all goes down “within feet” of Dealey Plaza, the infamous spot of John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Badu told the newspaper the video was a “protest” and “about liberating yourself,” adding that she chose the grassy knoll intentionally, for its historical significance.I tied it in a way that compared the assassination to the character assassination one would go through after showing his or her self completely, Badu told the Dallas Morning News. “That’s exactly the action I wanted to display.”

After Badu collapses, blue lines spill from her head, writing “groupthink” on the pavement. Badu has used the video to unleash a Twitterstorm of thoughts about the concept of groupthink. The clip concludes with the following spoken word passage:

They play it safe, are quick to assassinate what they do not understand. They move in packs, ingesting more and more fear with every act of hate on one another. They feel most comfortable in groups; less guilt to swallow. They are us; this is what we have become, afraid to respect the individual. A single person within our circumstance can move one to change, to love herself, to evolve.

A Dallas police officer told MTV if Badu had been spotted or reported, the combination of indecent exposure and the presence of children could have landed her a maximum fine of $4,000 and up to one year in jail … or both.

“What was crazy was the fact that it’s a high tourist area, so there was patrol cars all day, and I [was hearing] sirens, looking up and seeing some kind of sherriff’s car or something,” the video’s co-director, Chike, told MTV. “So I was like, ‘This is gonna be interesting.’ Her contingency plan was get arrested — she was big on doing it.” Chike’s partner Coodie said they had bail money ready, adding, “I think she really wanted to get arrested and even make a bigger message.”

We gleaned the following facts about the video, which was shot “guerilla style, no crew, one take, no warning,” from Badu’s Twitter:

funny thing is, the physical nudity is nothing lol . i been naked all along in my words actions and deeds . thats the real vulnerable place

hours before i talked to mama. she said she wasnt fully in favor but she had my back .

we only had 1 shot to get it right. we didnt plan the shot. too busy lookin for cops and being petrified

i remember tweeting that day. “okay here goes nothing” i felt like i was going 2 do something life threatening.

the people caught in the shot were trying hard to ignore me

heard people yelling diff things @ me but i held my head up and kept moving. there were children there. i prayed they wouldnt b traumatized…


funny, i thought i was outta shape thus encouraging others toward self love .. but they think im showin off. lol. the irony .

The video arrived in tandem with the artist’s new album, ‘New Amerykah, Part Two: Return of the Ankh,’ her fifth studio release since her 1997 debut.



Jennifer Love Hewitt’s turning her vajayjay into a disco ball as we speak

resized_10Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jamie Kennedy are no longer together, most likely because he realized being chained to a pole in the basement and left to pee on himself as a lesson for standing too close to a woman at the supermarket line was a tad too cruel and unusual, despite his fears his mug would most likely never get as close as he got to grade A quality breasts without a crisp 100 dollar bill borrowed from his mom. And since his now crazy ex revealed she likes to decorate her vagina with swarovski crystals when she breaks up with someone (according to her book appropriately named The Day I shot Cupid, out on March 23), we’re estimating she’s walking around with a very itchy disco ball for a crotch, right about now.


Jamie Kennedy is going to elope with this

Jennifer Love Hewitt celebrated her 31st birthday over the weekend by dressing up as the offspring of Mickey Mouse and Lady Gaga and calling the paps to immortalize it. Listen Jamie Kennedy, we know she’s the best thing that’s happened to your penis since your father paid a hooker named Candy to take your virginity at the tender age of 29, but you gotta draw the line somewhere. We’d hate to hear they found your body naked and bound in the bottom of a river just because you smiled at that waitress who brought you extra napkins with your chicken wings. Just warning you here.


Jennifer Love Hewitt: “I Know That I Will Have Children One Day”

Jennifer Love Hewitt definitely sees motherhood in her future, but for the time being, she’s not making any concrete plans. The 30-year-old actress tells You magazine that she’d rather let life play out spontaneously.

I would love to have kids but I have no idea when. I used to try and work it all out and then I realized that life us so much better when you don’t plan it. I know that I will have children one day. But first things first... I am just really happy in the here and now.

The former Party of Five star, who is currently dating her Ghost Whisperer costar, Jamie Kennedy, 39, says that their relationship benefits from them working together because they never have to waste time discussing their jobs when they come home.

“The idea of two actors in a relationship can be explosive and scary,” Jennifer explains. “But the good thing is that he is also a writer, a comedian and an entrepreneur. One of the great things about working together is that in the evening we don’t have to have an hour-long conversation about how our day went.”

She went on to praise her current beau for knowing one surefire trick for making her happy: “Jamie is a good man with shoes,” she praises. “He will buy you any show you want because he loves them. He knows a way to a girl’s heart.”


Coming to a McWeinerschnitzels near you: Obama, the musical(w/video)


It’s good to know the Germans are easily amused. In the land of warm beer and cold hearts, a message of hope and change is warming those hearts through perhaps the dumbest stage adaptation of a historic event.

A musical version of Barack Obama’s rise to the White House has opened in Frankfurt, with the ‘president’ thrilling audiences with a rousing chorus of “Yes We Can” in a country still charmed by his message of hope….maybe the Prez should run for Der Kaiser or whatever they call their dear leader in Dachland.

“I’m fascinated by Obama,” spectator Cornelia Hirschfeld, 55, told AFP half-way through “Hope – The Obama Musical Story.”

Actors playing Obama’s Republican opponents John McCain and Sarah Palin did numbers of their own, the latter singing “Ich bin ein Pitbull” (I’m a Pitbull) in a musical that was uneven but which gained steam in the second act.

What we want to know is, will they be updating this play to reflect current and future events, like unemployment lines, a circle jerk can-can dance with unions and perhaps a hilarious Weekend at Bernie’s style scene with the corpse of Teddy Kennedy, trying to sell health care. Now that’s a performance we would pay for. YES WE CAN!

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Oliver Stone:Stalin and possibly Hitler empathizer?


In a film-making career spanning almost 40 years, Oliver Stone has turned political controversy in America into an art form. He has upset financiers with his caustic portrayal of Wall Street; conservatives with his depiction of Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez and George Bush; and Democrats with his conspiracy theories about the assassination of John F Kennedy.

All of which may come to look like a tea party when his next big venture hits the screens.

Stone announced yesterday that a 10-hour crash course in the history of the 20th century he is putting together for American TV is designed as an antidote to the inaccuracies and biases he believes exist in the conventional historical narrative dished out in American schools and mainstream media. The title alone gives an inkling of what lies ahead: Oliver Stone’s Secret History of America.

The thrice-Oscar winning director gave a further glimpse into his thinking at a gathering of TV critics in Pasadena on Saturday, when he didn’t so much open up a can of worms as unleash an entire supermarket shelf-load. He began by startling the panel by bringing up the H word.

“Hitler is an easy scapegoat throughout history and it’s been used cheaply,” he said. Then he mentioned the S word. “Stalin has a complete other story. Not to paint him as a hero, but to tell a more factual representation. He fought the German war machine more than any person.”

Then he went on to mention two M words – Chairman Mao and Joseph McCarthy, architect of the 1950s anti-communist purges in Washington, and the T word – Harry Truman’s dropping of the atom bomb in 1945.

Of the many potential storms that could be brewing over his Secret History, which will be broadcast by the cable channel Showtime later this year, Hitler promises to be the most incendiary. Stone told the Television Critics Association that “we can’t judge people as only ‘bad’ or ‘good’. [Hitler] is the product of a series of actions. It’s cause and effect. People in America don’t know the connection between WWI and WWII.”

The implication that Stone is seeking to put forward a good side of the German dictator hitherto not seen by Americans is, even by Stone’s own accomplished record of stirring up stinks, pretty radical.

The comment inspired Stone’s collaborator on his Secret History, Peter Kuznick, a history professor at the Washington-based American University, to tell the audience of television critics and, in an apparent damage-limitation exercise: “He’s not saying we’re going to come out with a more positive view of Hitler. But we’re going to describe him as a historical phenomenon.”

Even so, such a relativist approach to Hitler as a product of his time as much as an individual embodiment of evil is likely to prove hot material. Stone said he would similarly put Stalin “in context”. “I’ve been able to walk in Stalin’s shoes and Hitler’s shoes, to understand their point of view. You cannot approach history unless you have empathy for the person you may hate.”

Within hours of the comments being made, they had begun, in the predictable pattern of such things, to effervesce on the internet like yeast in dough.

A blogger by the pen name Orphia Nay summed up the billowing emotion: “Ohhhhhh, this is not going to end well,” she wrote. Others were less temperate. “Again, another ‘blame America first’ person. If he/they hate it, just leave it. We’ll all have a party and help you pack. You won’t even have a full body scan.”

Say what you will about Stone, he can’t be accused of opting for the easy life. His 2006 film on 9/11, World Trade Center, was both critically acclaimed and a box office hit, with an appeal to all political persuasions. Next he bounced back with a sharp portrait of George Bush in W. Then he made South of the Border, his glowing portrayal of Chávez as champion of the poor which premiered at the Venice film festival in September where Stone appeared with Chávez on his arm. His Wall Street 2, with Michael Douglas reprising Gordon Gekko, is in post-production; it’s a fair bet that the money men will come off no better this time than they did the last.

Now his Secret History. “Obviously, Rush Limbaugh is not going to like this history,” Stone told the TV critics, which may go down as one of the great understatements of all time.


Prez JFK sunbathing with naked women picture a hoax

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TMZ  published a photo purporting to show John F. Kennedy frolicking on a yacht with a harem of naked women–except that the image actually appeared as part of a November 1967 Playboy photo spread, according to The Smoking Gun.

The TMZ hoax was billed as an “exclusive” featuring a photo that “could have altered world events” had it surfaced prior to JFK’s presidential campaign. “It could have torpedoed his run, and changed world history,” the site added. In reality, the photo appeared in story about Playboy’s “Charter Yacht Party: How to Have a Ball on the Briny with an Able-Bodied Complement of Ship’s Belles.”

While the Playboy photo is in color, the “Exclusive” TMZ image was simply reproduced in black and white.

According to the web site, the photo was “eventually given to a man who owned a car dealership on the East coast. The man kept it in a drawer for years, and would brag to friends he had an image of JFK on a boat with naked women. The man died 10 years ago and one of his sons inherited the photo.”

The site noted that “we believe the photo was taken in the mid-1950s,” likely while Kennedy was on a two-week “Mediterranean boating trip” with his brother Ted and Senator George Smathers. TMZ claimed to have consulted with “multiple experts,” including a forensic photo expert and two unnamed JFK biographers, as it sought to confirm that the late president was photographed surrounded by a quartet of naked women.

In an interview, Larry Dale Gordon, the Playboy photographer who took the yacht image, said that the man TMZ identified as Kennedy was a “paid model,” as were the naked women featured in the shot.


Caroline Kennedy & Family: Christmas In St. Barts

Caroline Kennedy, 52, and husband Edwin Arthur Schlossberg, 64, spent their Christmas Eve on a beach in St. Barts with their three children - Rose, 21, Tatiana Celia, 19, and John Bouvier, 16.

Edwin and Caroline - who is the only surviving child of US President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Onassis – have been married since July 1986.


“Brady Bunch” star claims ex-girlfriend wants to kill him


Greg Brady’s got serious girl trouble.

In court documents posted on TMZ, actor Barry Williams claims his ex-girlfriend once pulled a knife on him and threatened to kill him after losing a beauty contest –- and “The Brady Bunch” star wants a protective restraining order to keep his abusive ex away.

Williams, 50, alleges a string of startling domestic disputes during the past year that grew increasingly violent, but the straw that broke the Brady’s back was when he discovered that Elizabeth Kennedy, 30, had allegedly swiped thousands of dollars from his bank accounts.

“I know that she will definitely try to harm me once she is aware that our relationship is now over,” he writes in the forms filed on Dec. 10 to Los Angeles Superior Court, where he requests a judge order Kennedy to move out.

“I know that if she is given notice she will destroy all of my personal belongings,” he states. “She will rage against me and hit me, she will use any instrument in the apartment as a weapon against me as she has demonstrated her will and capability in the past.”

Williams says that his estranged ex first made the death threats on Aug. 20.

“She was extremely upset about losing a beauty contest and threatened to kill herself,” he writes. “She said she would kill me along with herself.”

They got into a physical altercation on Sept. 25, where, he says, “She started screaming at me about having to move from our apartment –- and without warning, knocked my eyeglasses from my face.”

Then on Nov. 23, he claims, she became violent after accusing him of cheating on her with one of her co-stars.

“[She] ran into the kitchen, went over to the counter and attempted to pull a knife from the knife holder,” he writes. “I caught her from behind –- and she tried to kick me, but missed.

“Elizabeth Kennedy is extremely unstable,” Williams adds. “We have been seeing a therapist.”

He also accuses Kennedy of taking his personal identification number and stealing $29,000 from his bank accounts. His account holder, Wells Fargo, launched a fraud investigation after surveillance video allegedly caught her in the act at ATMs.

The judge granted the restraining order, which rules that Kennedy must stay 100 yards away from Williams as well as move out of their shared apartment. They have been living together for three years.

“This is an unfortunate situation and I appreciate all the good wishes from my friends and fans,” Williams told

We’re still at “Greg Brady manages to bang 30-year old beauty contestant and no money is exchanged”…so what if it comes with a little dose of crazy?


Eddie Vedder Is Getting Married!

According to E! Online’s Marc Malkin, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, 44, is finally tying the knot with longtime girlfriend, model Jill McCormick.

The couple, who have two children together – Olivia, 5, and 15-month-old Harper Moon – become engaged on Friday night (December 4) in Washington, D.C., says a source. The couple were in the city for the Kennedy Centers Honors gala on Sunday night when Eddie performed as part of a tribute to Bruce Springsteen.

This will be Jill’s first marriage and the second for Eddie, whose previous marriage to Beth Liebling ended in 2000 after a 16-year relationship.

Congratulations to Eddie and Jill!


Aretha Covers Them Thangs Up

Aretha Franklin and her tig ole bitties attended the Kennedy Honors in DC last night. We see you Re Re, and we are glad you had ‘the girls’ away for safe keeping.

Swirler and Kennedy Honoree, Robert DeNiro was there as well with his wife Grace.

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Cate Blanchett & Her Big Apple Boys

So cute! Babel star Cate Blanchett was spotted with two of her sons - Roman Robert, 5 1/2, and Ignatius 'Iggy' Martin, 1 1/2 - strolling in New York City on Wednesday (November 25). During their travels, Cate checked in with Roman as something was upsetting her sweet boy.

Cate and her husband Andrew Upton are also parents to son Dashiell John, who turns 8 next month.

Cate just completed her performance as the pretentious Blanche Dubois in the play Streetcar Named Desire at Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater on Saturday (November 21). The 40-year-old Academy Award-winning actress recently said that her boys are accustomed to growing up at the theater:

When the boys aren’t playing with friends, they can usually be found playing backstage. They’re always engaged in the family business, so to speak.”


Saturday Style & Sexy for Him & Her: Terry Kennedy and Tristan Wilds Premiere Fly Society Snap Backs and Tee’s

Last night in L.A., Terry Kennedy and Tristan Wilds launched the new Personamagazine “Fly Society” hats and t-shirts. The ladies love TK and Tristen and they had the models running around all night, rocking their new line.

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Cate Blanchett Covers Vogue

Cate Blanchett wows on the December cover of Vogue. The 40-year-old Academy Award-winning actress is currently performing as the pretentious Blanche Dubois in the play Streetcar Named Desire at Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater through November 21. The mom of three boys - Dashiell, 7 1/2, Roman, 5, and Ignatius, 1 1/2 - and self proclaimed “theater geek,” opens up about the importance of theater, her career choices and her family.

On her family: "When the boys aren’t playing with friends, they can usually be found playing backstage. They’re always engaged in the family business, so to speak.”

On her career choices: “I’m not very cautious or careful. It’s always been more about having a variety of experiences than any planned trajectory… I think that in a way, projects choose you.”

On the importance of theater: “In the wake of everything that’s happened in the world in the last eighteen months, we’re thinking about what we’ve lost. So much of the play is about the death of poetry and idealism and hope—the fine, delicate things in our lives, the intangible, ephemeral things in our lives—which theater actually represents, doesn’t it? It’s ephemeral by its very nature. If you’re not there, you miss it. It’s gone.”


Both these puppies on Audrey O’Day have had some work done

puppies all around

Aubrey O’Day knows a star can’t go wrong with a pooch as an accessory.  Unfortunately the 4th-string pop singer didn’t get the pick of the litter, and she got stuck with a candidate for the World’s Ugliest Dog.  At least it’s blue-green dye job matches her eyes!

The ex-Danity Kane fame whore dropped by the Wendy Williams show in her best Power Hooker suit to discuss, well we don’t exactly know what…probably how to milk your 15 minutes of fame, or the state of healthcare reform in a post-Ted Kennedy world.  Hell, we don’t know!  But, our money’s on the former rather the latter.  It’s not like it really matters.  Trying to have a conversation with host Wendy Williams is like talking to a Real Doll with ADD and anger management issues.


Legendary CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite dies

CBS News legend Walter Cronkite - “Uncle Walter” to the millions of viewers - died Friday night. As per Marlene Adler, Cronkite’s longtime chief of staff, he breathed his last breath at 7:42 p.m. at his Manhattan home surrounded by his family. He died of cerebral vascular disease. He was 92.

Cronkite will always be remembered for covering some of America’s biggest news, including the news of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963 and the lunar landing in 1969.
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Jennifer Love Hewitt’s ‘Ghost Whisperer’ attracts male viewers with half-naked scenes


Jennifer Love Hewitt is known for dating crappy celebrities (Hello, Carson Daly!) and having a big rack.  She uses the latter to her advantage on her popular CBS show “Ghost Whisperer.”  The future Mrs. Jamie Kennedy recently discussed what made her show a hit to both men and women: “Women seem to be drawn to my character because her marriage is kind of perfect and great, and that’s what a lot of women dream of.”  Men, however, are simpler creatures and Jennifer says, “I have met a lot of men who love Melinda because she wears a lot of nighties and runs around in the dark!”

Running around in the dark – huh?  Are we missing something here, Jennifer?  There is nothing interesting about running around in the dark.  You should get in your sexy nighties and run around in a brightly lit room where everyone can see you and those tig ol’ bitties!  Love, as her closest friends call her, was half-way to making that scenario happen the other day as she was caught running around in broad daylight buying groceries.  Now, slap on some sexy sleepwear to run your errands, and you’ll be good to go!


If he only had a brain! Jackson to be buried without his grey matter


Michael Jackson will be buried this week– without his brain. As his family tries to finalise details for the King of Pop’s funeral on Tuesday they have been told it will be held back for tests.

They faced the grim choice of waiting up to three weeks for Jackson’s brain to be returned to them or go ahead and bury him without it – which they have decided to do.

Los Angeles Coroner’s spokesman Craig Harvey confirmed that neuropathology tests will be carried out to see if it holds any clues to the exact cause of his death.

But the examination cannot begin until at least two weeks after the death when the brain has hardened sufficiently to slice it open.

Jackson died from a cardiac arrest at his Beverly Hills mansion on June 25 after a suspected overdose of painkillers.

Sources at the coroner’s office revealed that his brain was removed before his body was released to relatives the next day.

A forensic neuropathologist will test Jackson’s brain for, among other things, past drug use and whether he has suffered overdoses in the past.

The brain can also show any past abuse of alcohol or if the deceased had suffered from any one of a number of diseases. The source said that removing the brain is the “only way to carry out the tests”.

“The tissue has to be examined,” he said. “I can’t tell you how long that is going to take.”

One expert explained that the Jackson family could decide to wait and bury the brain with the rest of the body. But it is far more common for the lab to burn the remains once they’ve been examined or for them to be placed into the grave at a later date.

“It’s up to the family. They can bury him and then bury the brain later on,” said Dr Cyril Wecht, a former coroner and one of America’s foremost forensic pathologists.
But he added: “It’s rare for the body to be held back for two weeks or more.”

Jackson’s body was handed over to his family soon after the three-hour autopsy was completed and the Jacksons went on to order a second forensic examination.

But Dr Wecht said: “The brain cannot be properly examined at the time of the autopsy. You cannot test it while it is in the body. So it is cut off at the spinal cord and removed.”

The brain would usually be placed in a plastic bucket, suspended in formaldehyde fluid, and put in a refridgerator at 4C to preserve it.

Dr Wecht went on: “People don’t realise how soft the brain is. To do the type of detailed examination required you need to have the brain much harder – and for that you have to wait for at least 10 days to two weeks.”

Dr Wecht, who was not involved in the Jackson autopsies, has reviewed and been consulted on many high-profile deaths, including John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley and Anna Nicole Smith.

“In Los Angeles they have a neuropathologist they work with, and he will be looking at the brain,” he said.

It is cut into sections of less than half-an-inch thick and reviewed first by the naked eye and then through a microscopic. “That all takes 17 to 18 days,” Dr Wecht added in an exclusive interview.

Dr Wecht, who chronicles his career dissecting more than 16,000 bodies in his best- selling memoir A Question Of Murder, added: “In the 47 years I have been doing this I reckon only about one per cent of families say they want the brain back so they can bury it. In most cases it is incinerated.”

The autopsy is expected to show that the 50-year-old singer had drugs in his system when he died.

At various times, he is said to have been taking Demerol and Oxycontin for pain from old back and leg injuries and Diprivan, a hospital anaesthetic, to help him sleep.



Book claims Jacqueline Kennedy seduced Marlon Brando into her bed



Marlon Brando enjoyed two nights of passionate sex with Jacqueline Kennedy and wanted to bare the intimate details to the world, a new book reveals.

In “Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story,” which details a purported post-JFK assassination affair between Jackie and Robert F. Kennedy, C. David Heymann has obtained passages from Brando’s account of how he hooked up with Jackie in 1964. They were in the first draft of the Oscar winner’s 1994 memoir, “Songs My Mother Taught Me,” until an editor friend of Jackie (by then also the widow of Aristotle Onassis) at Random House insisted they be cut, Heymann writes.

The first time, “according to Brando, [their] three-hour meal included a good deal of drinking … Jackie and the actor danced and drank. During their dance, Jackie, deeply attracted to Brando, ‘pressed her thighs’ suggestively into his. They danced again, then sat down and began to ‘make out,’ ” according to Heymann.

He relates: “In Brando’s words, ‘From all I’d read and heard about her, Jacqueline Kennedy seemed coquettish and sensual but not particularly sexual. If anything, I pictured her as more voyeur than player. But that wasn’t the case. She kept waiting for me to try to get her into bed. When I failed to make a move, she took matters into her own hands and popped the magic question. ‘Would you like to spend the night?’ And I said, ‘I thought you’d never ask.’ ”

A week later, Jackie again hooked up with Brando at a Sutton Place apartment he borrowed from a friend. Commenting on Jackie’s “boyish hips” and “muscular frame,” Brando said, “I’m not sure she knew what she was doing sexually, but she did it well.”


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