Friday, June 22, 2007

Suri LOVES the Photogs

Tom and Suri continue to enjoy their vacay time. Suri is such a ham! She's totally gonna hook it with Maddox someday.

Brit Brit at Petco

Brit Brit buys a bird. Because she needed one that's why.

How Low Can You Go?

Elisha Cuthbert does the publicity thing at a Planet Hollywood. These still exist? Why not a Chucky Cheese? Wouldn't that be more fun and potentially classier?

Jaslene Eat a Sandwich or Ten!

Jaslene winner of ANTM parties in Miami looking super thin and like she still shops at Contramho.

Bonk Duffs

Las hermanas Duff look pretty drunk at the Solstice party they attended last night. Hilary LOVES those earrings, she wears them constantly!

KCav Sightings

KCav and Nick Zano head off on vacay with their puppy. Adorbs!

Summer Solstice

Geez,homegirl looks hungover or something at the Stride party for summer solstice last night. That's what you get for dating Pete Wentz!

She's Got A Baby Daddy Now

Mel Brown's rep confirms that she received the DNA results yesterday and that Eddie Murphy is the father of her 2-month-old daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown. Isn't it special how that worked out? These poor kids!

Kelly Clarkson was a Bulimic

Kelly Clarkson etells CosmoGirl that she battled bulimia after being rejected for a role in her high school's musical. She was sick for about six months. She says, "I thought... If I came back and I'm cuter and thinner...then I'll get the role. One of my guy friends caught on to it, and I just felt so ashamed and embarrassed. I literally went cold turkey and snapped out of it."

Got a Boo Boo

Gwyneth Paltrow leaves the Neil George salon in Beverly Hills looking pretty fab even though she's on crutches. No word on how she f'ed herself up, but it looks like she's got a bunch of bandages on her knee.

Jessica Shops with Mama JT

I think the title says everything important. I can't really say anything else because I'm crazy jealous over those hot shades. Gimme!

Like Father Like Son

SPF goes cruising in his caddy.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

DON's Celeb Sighting

Courtney Thorne Smith was shopping at Bristol Farms next to me. She was in workout clothes but looked gorgeous, really pretty skin and not insanely thin like Ally McBeal days.

Book Party

Sophia Bush, Milo Ventimiglia, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, and Rumer Willis were some of the many celebs that showed up to celebrate Laura Day's book The Circle about "How The Power Of A Single Wish Can Change Your Life." Do you think Rumer coordinates her plans with her mom or they just run in the same circles? So weird.

A Mischa Moment

Finally, Mischa emerges from the rock she lives under. She is still a glowing shade of arctic tan, but has actually found a dress to wear as a dress instead of a blouse as a dress. Then again, I have a feeling this was her poor grandma's St. Patrick's Day table cloth and Mischa stole it to make her haute couture.

Sticking With the Usual

Brit Brit does her daily thing of running errands and tanning around Beverly Hills yesterday.

Soundbites: JT

EW: You and Timbaland have been writing and producing songs for Madonna's next album. How's that been going?

JT: The records that we've done so far are really exciting. There are some dance records, there are some mid-tempo ballads, there's all types of different stuff. But I don't want to gas it too much. People might like it or people might not. I don't want to say, like, [carnival-barker voice] ''It's going to change the world!'' You know what I mean? But we like it.

EW: How about the songs you've recorded with Duran Duran for their new album?

JT: It's crazy to be sitting in a room with people that you admired as such a young kid, and now they're looking to you for answers and suggestions and opinions. Literally, I'm just a fan.

EW: Let's talk about the label you're starting, Tennman Records. Would you say this is something you've always wanted to do?

JT: It's funny. Things that are this ambitious, it's not something where you sit around and say, ''Oh, I'd love to do that one day.'' I kind of stumbled upon it. And then when there was so much interest from the people that I admire in the business, I thought, ''Well, maybe I can do this.'' It just feels like a good time to do it. I've run the gamut on things I can do for myself [as an artist], and it seems attractive to me now to sit in the back seat.

EW: How did you decide to sign 18-year-old Netherlands resident Esmée Denters as your first artist?

JT: Being in the business for 10 years now, you look around and some people got it and some people don't. I saw her on YouTube, got wind of what was happening — ''Hey, there's this girl in Holland who's got a phenomenal voice.'' And the word ''phenomenal'' in front of ''voice'' doesn't come often. Usually you hear, ''She's pretty good, but there's this great song,'' which is usually a bunch of bulls---. And so I turned on YouTube and I was literally blown away — not only by her voice, but also her ear. I love the opportunity of discovering a talent that's so raw. And now I can just kind of sit back and help her mold herself into a superstar.

EW: Have you signed any other artists?

JT: The second act that I've signed is a good friend of mine, his name is Matt Morris, and he's actually a co-writer with me. He's kind of like Ray LaMontagne meets Elton John meets Stevie Wonder meets Rufus Wainwright. With digital downloading, now more than ever it's time for the birth of the hybrid artist. I'm anxious to create an artist that all the press has trouble labeling. To me, there's two kinds of music: There's good music and there's bad music. So what we're going to do is try to stay away from the latter. [laughs]

EW: When have you worked with Matt in the past?

JT: There's one song that he co-wrote with me on FutureSex/LoveSounds. It's the last song on the record. He's written songs for Christina Aguilera, he's written songs for Kelly Clarkson. He's an amazing pop songwriter. But he also has this folk side to him that fits in for his own voice, and that's how I hope to introduce him to the world. I'm actually looking forward to, after this initial press break, not talking about the label so much and just getting the music out of the artists — so people invest in the artists and not the fact that it's our label. I mean, a label's a label, but if you don't have talent, you don't have good songs, it really doesn't mean s---.

EW: What's the timeframe for introducing these first couple of artists you've signed?

JT: The first step with Esmée is to just get her in front of a crowd. Natasha Bedingfield is opening for me right now, but I'm going to put Esmée in front of her and let her come out and sing two or three songs. It's funny, because I get a rep for being a person that's gotten extremely lucky, and I do believe that as well. But man, I've been on stage and had bottles thrown at me. I've shown up at festivals and played and gotten booed. So I feel like it's something that everybody needs to go through. [But] I have great fans and a great crowd that comes to our show, and I think they'll be excited to hear her.

EW: When do you think you'll have time to record some of your own new material?

JT: Ah, man, I don't even know. That's one of those things that when it hits you, it hits you, and you jump back in. That's how I did this last [album]. You know, I don't want this to come out the wrong way at all, because I'm only 26 years old, but I've been on tour for 10 years. You know what I mean? I just feel inspired to give someone else a chance to have what I've been lucky enough to have. That's where my head is right now.

EW: Complete this sentence for me. ''I'll retire when...''

JT: [Laughs] It's gonna have to take something pretty apocalyptic. I'm just constantly inspired by new things. It might sound like horses--- to you, but now more than ever I feel a shift and my career changing, and I don't know that I'll ever retire. I'll just find new things to inspire me.

Soundbites: J Wahl

Jason Wahler has spent the last two months in a no-frills rehab facility after a whirlwind of four drinking-related arrests on charges ranging from disorderly conduct to assault. He claims that his biggest challenge was alcohol, not drugs and says, "I relate to Lindsay Lohan because she's the same age as I am. I'm only 20. And to say that I can't drink ever again – even on my 21st birthday – is hard. But I don't care, as long as I'm healthy and happy. I'm embarrassed as hell, but I really do not remember my arrests. They're blackouts. And that's scary."

Jason has somehow snagged a girlfriend in USC Freshman tennis player Katja Decker-Sadowski. Smart move, honey!

DON POLL: Would you rather Jason or Talan from Laguna Beach?

Rosario for GQ

Rosario Dawson works it for the cameras in British GQ. Have you heard Tom Jones' song "Sex Bomb"? This is what probably inspires that.

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