Saturday, 24 September 2011

Kim Kardashian sex tape stays on the market

Even though a mystery bidder offered Vivid Entertainment, who own the rights to the tape, $20 million, they're refusing to sell.

Steve Hirsch, the head guy (ha!) of Vivid, spoke to TMZ and said "Although the offer that we ultimately received was substantial, when I realized that it wasn’t Kim it became less appealing. Kim is a superstar and if it were to be sold, it should be to her."

So guys and girls, if you've got the hots for KK and you haven't yet seen the classic tale of love, romance, and hot, hot sex that's being peddled by Vivid, don't despair! You're still free to download it at your leisure, or rent it in an embarrassing exchange in the back room the video shop your parents used to take you to as a child.

C xxx

I'm just going to leave this here.....


C xx

The X Factor USA

Us lucky Brits are now getting to see the X Factor USA alongside our own original version, just one day after it's aired in the States. I watched the opening show last night, and I have to say I much prefer the UK version.

Maybe it's the way the US version is just that extra bit more OTT, or maybe it's the way you only see about 3 actual auditions in an hour...mostly I think it's a humour thing. I don't like Paula Abdul. I find her grating, in a way akin to feeling sandpaper dragged across my eyeballs. The 'funny' contestants just aren't quite as good...there's something off about the whole business.

I get the feeling that there are more contestants who are trying to boost an acting career or something, rather than actually wanting a career in singing.

Oh, and my major beef? CHERYL COLE. The Cowell said she looked bewildered on the panel...she didn't look bewildered to me! She looked comfortable, happy, funny and sparky. You know - like herself! In contrast, Nic Scherz was like some kind of wet lettuce. She doesn't have Chezza's mix of warmth, bolshiness and success tinged with her working-class roots. Basically, she comes across as fake, and it's jarring.

I really don't think I'll be watching much more of the series...Let me know your thoughts.

C xxx

Saturday, 17 September 2011

New No Doubt Album Release Date Pushed Back

Oh, Boo.

I am, and have always been, a huge No Doubt fan. I wrote a while ago about them having a new album scheduled for release this year, but sadly that is not longer going to happen.

The album is still going to be released, but not for a while yet, as the band are trying to make everything perfect. A statement on their official website reads:

“Ideally our new record would be coming out this year but it’s just not ready yet...We don’t want to rush this album just to get it out. This collection of songs means everything to us and our only priority right now is to make sure that it’s the best album we can possibly make. There is still more work for us to do…”

Well, even if it makes me sad that there will be no new No Doubt amazingness this year, I agree that it's better for them to try and create something they're completely happy with.I guess we'll just have to be patient...

C xxx

Big Brother...Are We Feeling It?

So...are we? I mean, I'm watching it, sort of, but it's just kind of falling flat for me. The contestants are so aware of the situation, so aware of the platform they are on that I can't really warm to many of them.

Last night was the first eviction, and Tashie left. I remember her from the BBC documentary 'Music, Money and Hip Hop Honeys', which was actually an excellent doc. However, what I remember about Tashie is her desperation to be famous and the hypocritical nature of some of the things she said and did. So when she first walked into the house, I was already kind of against her.

Don't get me wrong, she was an entertaining enough housemate, and I really like her face (not a fan of the Tashie's nose hate brigade!), but the fact that she openly admitted on Bit on the Side that the first thing she was going to do was use her exposure to push her music by jumping in the studio the day after eviction really, REALLY grated on me.

Added to Tashie's fame-hungry desperado persona are Maisy the wannabe presenter and Alex, who has already appeared on Snog, Marry, Avoid, although the make-under doesn't seem to have stuck. In fairness to Alex, she's actually kind of funny and sweet in a clueless kind of way. Jay was clearly a Geordie Shore reject, ditto Harry, but for Made in Chelsea, obvs.

Maybe I'll enjoy it more when they all get so used to being there that they forget about the cameras, the exposure and their future of doing photoshoots for downmarket rags/staged photo-ops for celeb mags.

I am enjoying this evening's episode, with the lovely soft-focus, soft-rock accompanied fake marriage, and now Tashie's gone, I wont be squirming every time she speaks, cries or moves.

For now, I'm going to keep watching...until the boyf bans me from it, of course!

C xxx

Matthew Fox Gets Off Lightly

After he allegedly drunkenly punched a a female bus driver in the breast and vagina last month, I thought Matthew Fox was for the high jump - you can't go punching people in their sexy bits! It's just not the done thing.

However, it seems that the law for celebs is, once again, different from the law for us plebs. Police officials in Cleveland have decided that no charges will be brought against the LOST actor, although the woman with the (alleged) bruised tit and vandalised lady garden is still going to sue for around $25k.

If there's not enough evidence to bring charges, then I don't think she'll get her dolla. But still, good on her for trying. If he really did punch her in the foof then that's just pathetic. He'll totes never get a girlfriend again.

C xxx

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Alexander Skarsgard: 8 second man

Alexander Skarsgard is the one celebrity I still react to like a teenage girl - hysterical giggling, flushed face, incapacity to speak - the works.

So imagine how upset I was when I saw that he's said losing his virginity took him a grand total of...8 seconds!

Of course, he was just joking in an interview with magazine Men's Journal, thank the lord! The lovely Mr. Skarsgard said "That was 2008, I think. Best eight seconds of my life."

On a more serious note, he spoke about how he dislikes being typecast because of his good looks, saying "You tend to get a lot of offers that are, like, the hot guy, and those parts aren't very fun. I hope there's something more to me than my pecs."

I'm pretty sure that he won't be playing the eye-candy forever, but hey...I'll enjoy it while it lasts!
C xxx

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Beyoncé has some serious pregnancy cravings!

Ever since she completely upstaged everyone at the VMAs by announcing her pregnancy, Beyoncé's been swanning around Croatia and Italy, being all glamorous and stuff.

Even though she's the human physical embodiment of perfection, she's still succumbed to the one thing that no pregnant woman can control - cravings.

A source has been blabbing about Bey's baby munchies, claiming that she's been chowing down on oreos with gerkhins, milky way bars with hot chilli sauce and bananas dipped in ketchup. Totes vom-worthy.

On top of this, the source also seemed pretty grossed-out that the megastar was breakfasting on croissants filled with melted Dime bars...I think that sounds delicious, and I might even have it for my Sunday breakfast in the morning!

C xxx

All-New Big Brother

I have not watched Channel 5 in years.

Last night, I tuned in of my own free will to watch the launch night of Big Brother 2011. As a fan of BB from the beginning, I felt that it was my duty. I didn't watch too much of Celeb BB (even though I love it) because my other half has been home and banned me from watching it when he was in. We didn't have the internet at this point, so Icouldn't watch it back later, either. Devo'd. I feel as though I genuinely missed out on the Kerry-Lucien-Amy love triangle and the beautiful, if cruelly cut short friendship between Paddy and Sally.

This time, it's going to be different. The other half is back on nights. We have internet access. I'm going to win.

Watching the launch last night, I remembered how much I loved Brian Dowling back when he was an unknown, slightly tubby, screamingly camp stereotype. Now, he looks like a ventriloquist's dummy, with his varnish-coloured face and coiffed to perfection hair. His delivery's pretty wooden too (I'm here all week, thanks guys...). However. I'm still rooting for Brian, and I'm looking forward to seeing him loosen up over the coming weeks.

Sure, the production is flashy and kind of unintentionally choppy, but it works. I especially liked the massive close-ups of the contestants' faces on the side of the house as they made their entrance - talk about unflattering! Every spot, blackhead and wrinkle was on display up there, magnified a hundred times - and man, was it ugly. In an absolutely AMAZING way.

I'm working on a run-down of first impressions of the housemates, which I'll share with you later on today.

C xxx

Back in Business

Ohhh my goodness, I have been away for so long it feels like I've just completely abandoned my beloved blog! Don't worry, I'm still here, still alive, still obsessed with all things celeb.

Since you last heard form me, I've completed a month at Now! magazine, where I learned so much and had some great experiences. I got to interview Charley Speed, the rather sexy judge from Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model, as well as Ellie Redman, the slimming queen of TOWIE.

I managed to do a good few small fashion pieces, as well as film reviews for the mini-site 'love the summer vibes', which was made with Ford Fiesta. I was also allowed to take on a couple of small pieces which appered on the Now! website.

Best of all, I was sent on a (paid!) assignment to do a workout with the Black Eyed Peas trainer and Mr. too-cool-for-school Black-Eyed Pea himself, Taboo! O.K, so Fergie and were supposed to turn up and didn't, and as a consequence the story didn't go in the mag, but hey! Who cares? I got to do some amazing stuff and meet some great people,both on jobs and in the office.

My excuse for the last month is that I'm on a freelance contract working 9-5.30 every day with a hefty lump of travel time, and I've moved house.

Never fear, though. I am back and super excited to get back to being your one-stop-shop for celeb news and gossip! Watch this space for a landslide of updates...

C xxx