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March 31, 2007

Ricci Signs Luggage Deal

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Ricci Signs Luggage Deal…. Hollywood star Christina Ricci has signed a deal to become the new face of luggage brand Samsonite.

The Sleepy Hollow actress, 27, will star in an advertising campaign for Samsonite’s Black Label line, shot by photographer Kt Auleta.

Ricci has previously starred in advertising campaigns for Louis Vuitton and Reebok.

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‘child Catcher’ Cowell’s Dislike For Kids Made Fun Of.

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‘child Catcher’ Cowell’s Dislike For Kids Made Fun Of…. Music mogul Simon Cowell has been nicknamed ‘The Child Catcher’ on the set of his new British talent show – because he is so unfriendly towards kids.

Cowell, who has no children of his own, was soon given the joke name, a reference to the baddie in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, after fellow judges noticed his dislike for youngsters on Britain’S Got Talent.

One judge, Uk Tv actress Amanda Holden, says, “He just doesn’t like children, he’s not interested. When they come on you can see he isn’t interested.

Anderson Defends Violent Straightheads

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“I would not bring my daughter to work. I had a photo of her on my phone and Simon just said, ‘You’ve got dogs too, haven’t you? Have you got a picture of a dog?'” Anderson Defends Violent Straightheads…. Hollywood actress Gillian Anderson has defended the dark nature of her latest movie Straightheads, because not all films should be easy to watch.

The former X-Files star believes it would be irresponsible and unrealistic to ignore violence in art.

She says, “Movies should be whatever the f**k they are. If they are f**king disturbing, then let them be f**king disturbing.

“It’s dark, but it’s brilliantly dark. We can’t pretend there isn’t violence in the world, that it doesn’t f**king happen.”

Ronnie Wood Tells Doherty: ‘stop Painting With Blood’

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Ronnie Wood Tells Doherty: ‘stop Painting With Blood’…. Artistic rocker Ronnie Wood has urged Pete Doherty to stop painting with blood, insisting he should learn using more traditional tools first.

The Rolling Stone, whose paintings have earned him critical acclaim and can command $120,000 (£63,000) each, fears Doherty is using human blood just for effect.

Wood says, “When I met Pete he’s a soft spoken soul. I don’t know what his frustrations are. I’d say to him, ‘Yes, paint in blood, but you’re jumping the gun by using it as your first medium.’ You can’t just start with people’s blood when there’s as much blood in a pencil.

“I’m sure if he knew he could do as much with a brush and a guitar he’d be great.”

Marc Anthony Gives Lopez Singing Tips.

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Marc Anthony Gives Lopez Singing Tips…. Pop star Jennifer Lopez has been getting singing advice from her Latino husband Marc Anthony, because she feared she wasn’t good enough.

The Waiting For Tonight performer suffered from anxiety about her ability while recording a new, un-named track, until a crash course from her singing spouse restored her confidence.

She says, “The song I was about to record was a beautiful ballad. Marc just looked at me and he said, ‘Jennifer, read the words, sing the words. Don’t think about your voice, think about what you are singing.'” The couple, meanwhile, claim their Hispanic roots help them to understand each other.

Lopez says, “My husband is from my culture, from my background and he totally understands me both emotionally and creatively. He is the first person to give me total confidence as an artist.”

Meanwhile in other news Jennifer Lopez showed off her passionate side in her new Spanish-language album Como Ama Una Mujer, after being “emotionally restrained” singing in English.

After four studios albums in English – On The 6, J.LO, This Is Me… Then and Rebirth – Lopez returned to her Puerto Rican roots and recorded her new album solely in Spanish.

Lopez says, “I like singing in Spanish because its a bit more dramatic. In English we have to play it cool, but in Spanish, we can be passionate.”

Mark Wahlberg: From tearaway to Tinseltown

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Mark Wahlberg is a long way from the mean streets of Massachusetts.

The teenage tearaway – who was always getting busted for felonies, and even spent nights in the cells for attempted murder – once seemed destined for a life of crime in downtown Boston.

But the hunky star overcame his troubled youth to become a successful rapper, iconic Calvin Klein model and Oscar-nominated Hollywood actor.

In his new thriller ‘Shooter’ Wahlberg plays Bob Lee Swagger – a marksman who finds himself framed for the assassination of the US President.

To prepare for his role the actor attended long-range shooting training at Front Sight Firearms Training Institute where instructors were impressed at the star’s ability to hit a target at 2,000 yards. Perhaps it comes as no surprise – the Boston-born star hails from a city where armed gang members roam the city’s ghettoes.

And it was Wahlberg’s criminal childhood experiences that helped him put in the stunning performance which earned him an Oscar nomination in Martin Scorsese’s 2006 film ‘The Departed’.

He said: “I was locked up by the kind of guy I play in that movie so many times, you know.

“In Boston then I felt there wasn’t so much difference between the cops and the crooks. A lot of the friends I got in trouble with have since become police officers. So it was nice to put that real-life experience to good use.

“It was great to call my parents, who I called 20 or 30 times to say I was staring at a set of bars, to tell them I’d been nominated for an Oscar. For once their tears were tears of joy.”

Wahlberg, 35, confessed he still has nightmares about being back behind bars.

The actor said: “I have this bad dream all the time about being chased by cops and put in prison. It’s getting a little easier – I try to focus on good things when my head hits the pillow, not dwell on darkness. But I guess the nightmares are a good reminder of where I was and where I don’t ever want to go again.”

The “good things” Walhberg focuses on include his long-term girlfriend, model Rhea Durham, and their two children Ella Rae, three, and one-year-old Michael.

Settling down and having a family was something the screen hunk has wanted for a long time.

Five years ago he confessed: “I wish I was already married and starting to have a family.”

Wahlberg is so dedicated to his new family life that he is already planning his retirement so he can spend more time with Rhea and their children.

He said: “I only want to make a few more movies. I know there’s going to come a time when Daddy’s going to need to be there all the time and I look forward to that.”

This devoted family man is a far cry from the juvenile delinquent who used to deal drugs and once served time in prison after attacking a man with a metal hook during a robbery.

The hunk admits he’s “lucky to be alive” and claims his life is now “tame” compared to his teenage days.

Despite his success, Wahlberg hasn’t forgotten his roots – the star has offered his old friends jobs on his Hollywood movies. However, his generous plan backfired when he realised not all his jailbird pals were reformed characters.

Wahlberg revealed: “I try to give them a job and show them another way, but sometimes they’re not capable of adapting to a different world, especially Hollywood.

“I’ve had a number of friends who couldn’t adapt, and have gotten me and themselves into a lot of trouble when they stole equipment from the film set.”

But while Wahlberg’s friends have struggled to keep on the straight and narrow, he has managed to escape his troubled life.

After missing out on a place in big brother Donnie’s band ‘New Kids On The Block’, Wahlberg had several chart hits with ‘Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch’ and landed roles in several minor films.

The star finally got his big break in the 1997 movie ‘Boogie Nights’, as well-endowed porn star Dirk Diggler – a role which carved him a Hollywood career.

To date, it remains Wahlberg’s most famous part – mainly because of the movie’s notorious final scene where Dirk reveals his 13-inch member.

Even 10 years later, the actor is still plagued by female fans who want to see if he is as well-hung as Dirk in real life – and he claims other men want to see how he measures up too.

Mark – who claims he is a “decent” size – recently revealed: “It’s a bit embarrassing when I go into a locker room or take a pee in a bar because guys try to check me out. That’s always weird.”

Not that publicity has done him any harm, and he isn’t exactly a shrinking violet.

In the dedication of his 1992 book ‘Marky Mark’, co-authored with photographer Lynn Goldsmith, Wahlberg writes “I wanna dedicate this book to my dick”.

In ‘Boogie Nights’, Dirk’s impressive genitalia was a product of the costume department. And the sexy star is so proud of his prosthetic penis he keeps it locked in his safe.

He once admitted: “I have it in my safe at home. It’s my prized possession – you never know when it’s going to come in handy. If things don’t work out, I could always auction it to the highest bidder!”

Depsite fame and fortune, Wahlberg – now a devout Catholic – says he sometimes misses the freedom he enjoyed during his youth.

He admitted: “Making movies is a highly regimented responsibility – never believe any of the stories about actors who are irresponsible. Just to get a film made requires a real discipline. I miss being able to wake up when I want and pull down my pants when I want.”

Seems you can take the boy out of Boston…

March 23, 2007

Baywatch babe ‘a lesbian’

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CARMEN ELECTRA has been accused of sharing a lesbian love affair with rocker JOAN JETT.

The ex-Baywatch beauty, 34, is said to be “besotted” with Joan, on whom she had a childhood crush.

Sensational reports claim Carmen and Joan — who had a smash Eighties hit with I Love Rock n’ Roll — were allegedly seen kissing and touching backstage after a US concert.

Yesterday Carmen’s spokeswoman insisted: “They are just friends.” But the pair are expected to appear together at a gay bash in Palm Springs, California. It is claimed they have been secretly dating for four months.

Sexpot Carmen split with hubby DAVE NAVARRO, the ex-RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist, in August. Their divorce became final last month.

Carmen appeared in 48-year-old Joan’s A.C.D.C. video and is tipped to attend next week’s Dinah Shore Weekend with her.

One source was quoted as saying: “It’s known as the lesbian prom. Carmen and Joan are planning on enjoying all the fun the weekend has to offer — and they’ll be making a very clear statement to the world by attending together.”

Carmen, who is in London to promote her new movie I Want Candy, first met Joan at the Dinah Shore weekend last year.

Joan has refused to discuss her sexuality. But her A.C.D.C. track contains the lyric: “She got some other lover as well as me.”

Mel C Rules Out Spice Girls Reunion – For Now

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Former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm is denying recent rumors that the group is planning a reunion – but she doesn’t rule it out for the future.

“There are no plans for it at all with or without me,” Chisholm, 33, told PEOPLE Wednesday at a party for the movie I Want Candy in London. “Obviously, two of the girls [Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton and Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown] are pregnant at the moment.

“We have discussed that if there was a fantastic event that we felt would benefit from the attention [a reunion] would bring, we would consider that as a one-up, but there is no time this year as everyone is very busy with personal or professional things.”

Chisholm told reporters there’s no consensus among the ex-Spices over whether to reunite: “It’s not all me – I’ve spoken to the other girls and one of them thinks it’s great but the others don’t think it’s a good idea.”

The former Sporty Spice recorded her own version of Bow Wow Wow’s “I Want Candy” for the soundtrack to the movie of the same name, which stars Carmen Electra. She is also releasing her fourth solo album, This Time, in the UK on April 2.

She’s also thrilled for her former bandmates. Of her close pal, Bunton, who announced her pregnancy in January, Chisholm told PEOPLE: “I saw Emma recently and she looked fantastic. It’s a very exciting time for all of my former colleagues.”

That includes Victoria Beckham (Chisholm snapped to a reporter who referred to her as Posh: “Her name is Victoria, by the way”), who is planning a move to Los Angeles.

“I haven’t spoken to Victoria for a while, but I am sure it is going to be a great move,” Chisholm said. “It is a wonderful place, especially for kids, great weather and lots to do.”

Christina Aguilera & Jordan Bratman: Long-Distance Love

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Christina Aguilera may be in the middle of a worldwide Back to Basics tour, but she says husband Jordan Bratman knows how to keep the romance alive despite the distance.

“He’ll fill my room with balloons and I won’t be expecting it,” she told PEOPLE Wednesday at a party in New York City for her Nylon magazine cover. “I’ll come in the room and there will be balloons everywhere and a card and my favorite chocolates all around – and I’m always sending cards when I can, just cute little love notes.”

It doesn’t stop there. “He always leaves Post-Its by my bed when I wake up in the morning telling me how much he loves me. All that gushy stuff, but it feels good. He’s the best,” Aguilera, 26, said of Bratman, 29, whom she wed in 2005 and calls her “best friend in the whole wide world.”

What else makes their marriage work? “Naked Sundays definitely keep it spicy! And we make sure that we always have fun together and keep it fun and sexy. We went to Disneyland with a couple of friends on Valentines Day, keeping it super fun and light. We go out to romantic dinners a lot. We always make key spots, dim, sexy spots. We do anything your average couple would do, but with an interesting twist.”

And while Aguilera says that she and Bratman “do plan on having a family,” don’t expect to hear pregnancy reports any time soon. “I do have a schedule for myself and goals I want to achieve, but it’s definitely on the list of things to do in the next few years,” she said. “We’ll have fun trying in the meantime!”

Bratman, a music exec, was on hand to support his wife Wednesday night at the Hotel Gansevoort, where other party guests included Eve, Lance Bass, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Amber Tamblyn, Alan Cumming, Joss Stone and Joel Madden – as well as Justin Timberlake, who arrived just after 1 a.m.

Aguilera and her onetime tourmate caught up for close to an hour before Timberlake headed out, telling her, “It’s good to see you.” With that, Aguilera wrapped her arm around Bratman and leaned her head on his shoulder at the end of a very long day.

Britney’s $19 million Break Up

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Reports have come out that mixed – up musician Britney Spears has decided to give Kevin Federline a huge $19 million (£10 million) divorce agreement.

Four months after splitting, the pair have reached an agreement over joint custody of their two sons, 18-month-old Sean Preston and Jayden James, six months – and a financial deal which will make Federline a wealthy man.

According to British newspaper The Sun, Spears’ was driven to finalise the divorce during her spell in rehab to treat substance abuse.

Under the deal Federline will get a $2 million (£1.1 million) lump sum plus half Spears’ earnings during their marriage and half the proceeds from the sale of their Malibu, California home.

A source tells the newspaper, “Everything changed when Britney went into rehab. She and Kevin started talking again and he’s been a tower of strength for her.

“Her time in rehab has given Britney a lot of time to think, and has shown her Kevin loves his kids and is a good dad.”

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