RICKY MARTIN VOWS TO BE GREAT DAD

Ricky Martin


Sexy Latin singing star Ricky Martin is vowing to be a doting dad to his new twins after enduring years of estrangement from his own dad. The 36-year-old singer became the parent of twin baby boys earlier this month, after fathering them through a surrogate mother. And according to biographer Kathleen Tracy - writer of Ricky Martin: Red-Hot and on the Rise! - it was the divorce of the singer’s own parents that left him determined to be a perfect father. Martin tells Tracy: "(My dad) wanted me to choose between him and my mother. How do you ask a child that?" A source tells the National Enquirer of his hopes for the future: "Ricky sees this as an opportunity to make things right in his life. He wants to be the kind of father for his boys that his own dad never was to him." And Martin has taken the first step to supporting his sons by stepping out of the limelight. A statement on his official website reads: "Ricky is elated to begin this new chapter in his life as a parent and will be spending the remainder of the year out of the public spotlight in order to spend time with his children."
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TIM GUNN LASHES AT JENNIFER ANISTON

Tim Gunn


Project Runway icon Tim Gunn is branding loser Jennifer Aniston "desperate". The former Friends actress recently broke up with rock star John Mayer, and has been photographed in New York and Los Angeles looking carefree. But the fashion king Gunn believes Aniston is hiding behind her wardrobe. He tells America’s OK! magazine, "Sometimes I think she has ‘desperate character’ written on her. The clothes we wear send a message. And I think that’s the message - I don’t think that’s her intention though. "She’s a gorgeous woman and she understands her fashion. I can’t help but think that’s she’s pretty high-maintenance."
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CHARLES BARKLEY TO RUN FOR OFFICE

Charles Barkley

Former basketball star Charles Barkley has found a new career goal. He wants to be the Governor of Alabama. The native Alabama joined a legion of celebrities at this week's historic Democratic National Convention, where he spoke of his hopes of following in the footsteps of Hollywood actor and now Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Barkley, a registered Independent voter, tells the New York Daily News: "I'm planning to run for governor of Alabama. I have to live there for seven years. I bought my house there last year. I have homes in Arizona and Pennsylvania, but Alabama needs more help."

DAVID ARQUETTE'S BLOCKBUSTER DAY

David Arquette


David Arquette gets a great deal and buys 3 movies for 20 dollars at BlockBuster Video Rental Store yesterday in West Hollywood, California. David pondered buying some junk food but eventually decided against it. Seems like not many people are going to BlockBuster anymore but this former actor. Guess if you can't be in a movie, you rent one !
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GEORGE CLOONEY WILL NEVER HAVE KIDS

Superstar George Clooney is vowing never to have children, because he is too impatient to care for them.The Hollywood star admires his friends Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's relationship with their kids, but confesses he could not cope with the drain on his time. He tells the U.K.'s Mirror, "I couldn't do what Brad and Angie are doing. I wouldn't have the patience or dedication you need to take care of a family. I admire those qualities in other people but it's not for me."And the famous bachelor insists he is happy being single and has no plans to settle down anytime soon. He adds: "I'm doing exactly what I want to. I hang out with the same friends, I spend time in Italy, and then I go back to work. I try not to worry about anything else."
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GIRLS ALOUD GOING BACK TO ROOTS

Britain's own hit singing group Girls Aloud is going to recruit a new member as part of a new reality show, according to media reports. The all girl band was formed in 2002 as part of Television talent show Popstars: The Rivals. And now hit singers are looking to return to the reality show roots with their own series that is dedicated to finding a new singer, who will join the group for a special gig. A source tells British newspaper the Sunday Mirror, "The girls have never forgotten that reality TV gave them their first break. Now they want to give someone else the chance. The winner will get to perform with the group on stage during a one-off concert but the girls hope they’ll be able to discover a hidden talent who could join the band as a fully paid-up member. It makes sense for them to look for someone who can stand in if one of them can’t make a show."

AMANDA BYNES HAS CAR ACCIDENT

Amanda Bynes

Hairspray star Amanda Bynes walked away unhurt after a car crash in Los Angeles California on Saturday. The actress hit another car while making a left turn around 2pm in the afternoon.The other driver suffered very minor injuries, according to TMZ.

TONY CURTIS MESSED WITH THE QUEEN

Tony Curtis

Hollywood icon Tony Curtis was once snubbed by The Queen (No Not Tom Cruise) after breaking the dress code at a royal party in London England. The star ignored his pal Sir Roger Moore’s advice and turned up at the white-tie bash wearing a velvet jacket and open-collared shirt.And he was punished by the strict monarch for his actions. Moore reveals, "The Queen arrived. She made her way along the line-up. She shook hands with me, had a few words, and moved straight on past Tony. Her eyes did not rest on him; she by-passed him totally. ‘Never mess around with the Queen’ is the moral here."

MARISA MILLER LANDS VICTORIA'S SECRET

Marisa Miller


The World’s Sexiest Woman Marisa Miller has landed a great new job, as lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret’s latest spokesperson. The supermodel, who recently topped Maxim magazine’s annual list of beauties, beating Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel, will join Adriana Lima and Karolina Kurkova as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Her first role will be as the face of new fragrance Very Sexy Dare, which will be unveiled at the firm’s flagship Herald Square store in New York City in September.
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MADONNA PISSED OFF AT HER FATHER

Pop icon Madonna has fallen out with her father after he gave family photos to her brother Christopher Ciccone for his revealing new sordid expose. Ciccone's "Life With My Sister Madonna" book has riled the singer, who feels betrayed by the feuding siblings' father, Tony, because he handed over rare snapshots that appeared for the first time in the book. Ciccone says, "He tried to explain to her that they're as much mine as they were hers. She kind of dragged him into the middle of all of this."
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BRAD AND ANGELINA TOGETHER FOR LIFE

Angelina Jolie's brother, James Haven,is insisting his sister has found the perfect partner in Brad Pitt, and he expects them to stay "together for life." The Hollywood star began dating sexy Pitt in 2006, shortly after he divorced 'The Bitch' Jennifer Aniston. The happy couple now has six children with each other. And Haven is convinced the pair will never split up, because Pitt has had such a positive influence on Jolie's life. He says, "Brad has changed my sister a lot. They have an extraordinary bond. I've never seen any sign of tension between them and if it keeps going the way it's going, they'll be together for life."

KELLY OSBOURNE ON PEACHES GELDOF

Former reality show star Kelly Osbourne is branding Peaches Geldof's quick wedding "a cry for help."The daughter of rock star Ozzy Osbourne believes Geldof's marriage to Max Drummey was a desperate bid for some attention. And Kelly admits the recent Las Vegas nuptials bring back memories of her own rebellious and troubled teen years. She says, "It's all a bit sad to be honest with you."If she loves him then good for her, but if it was done for attention, it's a bit sad."I did stuff like that when I was 19 as well, like get a tattoo because it pissed my mom off."It's just a great big cry for help and, if anything people, need to stop talking about her badly and, you know, maybe all she needs is a hug."Geldof married Drummey two weeks ago after a month-long courtship.
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CHRIS KATTAN SPLITS FROM NEW WIFE

Chris Kattan

Actor and comic Chris Kattan has split from his wife of eight weeks, Sunshine Tutt, according to reports.The couple wed during an intimate ceremony in Yosemite Valley, Calif., on June 28, after a three-year courtship. Kattan, 37, and Tutt, 31, began dating in 2005 after meeting at a birthday party.The former "Saturday Night Live" star proposed on Christmas Eve 2006 at her grandparents' home in Gainesville, Texas. Kattan wrote on his blog just months before the proposal: "She is so kind, sweet and very beautiful. She's also very funny which always is a great thing.She's also very much like me. She makes me very happy. It feels real and honest and I have more of a continuous smile than I have ever had before." A spokesperson for Kattan says the pair is "separated for the moment," adding they have "no plans for divorce at this time."

JENNIFER LOPEZ FOUND INSPIRATION

Jennifer Lopez


Pop singer Jennifer Lopez found her inspiration for her post-baby triathlon goal while flicking through the channels on television while she was pregnant.Jennifer was "laid out like a beached whale" when she stumbled across a televised triathlon, and decided that would be a great achievement for a mother of twins. She tells Self magazine, "I thought, 'What can I do to make my babies proud?' I think about what they'll think about the year they were born: who I was and what I did."It's important to me to set examples for them. I want to lead with my life. I want to say, 'You should do this because I've done it, and I know it makes you a better person and it makes you feel great and sleep better and be happier.'"Lopez says her triathlon goal has really helped her get back into shape after giving birth to babies Emme and Max in February, with the help of longtime trainer Gunnar Peterson. She adds, "Working out and getting back into shape isn't exciting to me but training for a triathlon is. There's a goal at the end of it, something to reach for."Lopez plans to compete in her first triathlon later this year.
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HILARY DUFF SPORTING NEW RING

Hilary Duff

Sexy Hilary Duff is sparking rumors that she's taking her relationship with hockey star Mike Comrie to the next level, after she was snapped wearing a ring on her wedding finger. The 20-year-old star was spotted leaving Hollywood's Il Sole restaurant with Hockey star Comrie on Friday evening when she flashed her left hand to reveal a ring. And the photo is sending gossip hounds into a frenzy, leading many to speculate over whether Duff and Comrie are really engaged. The couple has been dating for more than a year following Duff's split from Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden.

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MADONNA GETS 100 GRAND ROLEX

Guy Ritchie And Madonna


Superstar Madonna's hubby Guy Ritchie has made sure his wife is on time for all her birthday appointments, he’s bought her a $100,000 Rolex watch to celebrate the day. The movie maker has reportedly bought the Material Girl an 18-karat gold and diamond-studded Rolex Masterpiece as a 50th birthday gift. A pal tells In Touch magazine, "She (Madonna) wanted it for a while, but she couldn’t bring herself to spend that much money on a watch."

NICOLE RICHIE PREPARES FOR CHARITY

Former television reality show star Nicole Richie is joining the ranks of generous celebrities as she prepares for the official launch of her children's charity with rock star boyfriend Joel Madden. The new mother and Good Charlotte singer Madden, founded the Richie Madden Children's Foundation as they prepared for the birth of their daughter, Harlow, in January.The pair started out asking friends to make donations to the charity instead of giving gifts to their baby daughter, in an effort to assist struggling mothers in providing for their children. A source tells the New York Daily News, "She's hired some pretty high-powered consultants to advise her and put it all together. The Web site will be a registry, like for a bridal or shower registry, where low-income women list things they need for their babies. More well-off people will then go on and buy stuff for the children."
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SCARLETT JOHANSSON'S NEXT RECORD

Scarlett Johansson

Sexy star Scarlett Johansson is planning a follow-up to her first music record, and after only just months after its release. Johansson released her debut album, "Anywhere I Lay My Head," a collection of Tom Waits covers, last May. And she is admitting she's very keen to try her hand at music once again, despite receiving disappointing reviews from the music critics. She says, "It was fantastic to do that album. Not only live with that music that I love everyday, but I just worked with such wonderful musicians who are so talented."But Johansson admits she's not in a rush - because she has yet another career path in mind. She adds, "I would love to do another album. Right now, though, I'd like to focus on developing something to direct."

SINGER MADONNA INJURED HER ANKLE

Pop singing star Madonna's upcoming world tour has been thrown into jeopardy, the icon has reportedly injured her ankle, and only just two weeks before her live shows kick off. Madonna is currently in New York City rehearsing for her Sticky and Sweet tour, which will begin in Cardiff, Wales, on August 23. And she was photographed this weekend nursing a heavily bandaged foot, prompting fears that the 49-year-old may not be fully fit for the first date of the tour. The concert tour will cover Europe and North America and will wrap up in Mexico City on November 30.

JULIA STILES BREAKS UP WITH ARTIST

Hollywood star Julia Stiles has split from her artist boyfriend Jonathan Kramer.The couple, who dated for more than two years, are citing irreconcilable differences for the break-up. And the actress doesn't seem to be dealing with it too well, after she reportedly lashed out at fans in New York who she thought were taking snaps of her. According to New York gossip column Page Six, Stiles mistakenly assumed a group of diners were taking photographs of her, and stormed out, saying, "Bye, guys -- glad you got your picture!"However, Stiles' representative denies the actress was aggressive: "Julia was trying to get out of the way of the picture. She wasn't being sarcastic."

ANGELINA JOLIE UNDECIDED ON OBAMA

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie is admitting that she still hasn't decided who to support in the upcoming presidential election. Several stars are using their high profiles to publicly endorse the candidate of their choice, with Halle Berry and Beyonce Knowles wearing their message across their chest with T-shirts featuring the face of Barack Obama. Superstar Angelina insists that despite the election looming in November, she still hasn't made up her mind whether to support Obama or his Republican rival John McCain. She tells Variety.com, "I have not decided on a candidate. I am waiting to see the commitments they will make on issues like international justice, refugees and how to address the needs of children in crisis around the world."

DAVID BECKHAM HAS TWO LEFT FEET

Soccer hunk David Beckham is insisting his Cruz didn’t learn his dancing skills from him, because he has "two left feet". Three-year-old Cruz impressed fans at the Teen Choice Awards in Hollywood California last week with his breakdancing moves. But the Los Angeles Galaxy star admits his son learned to dance while touring with wife Victoria and the Spice Girls last year.
He says, "It wasn’t me who taught Cruz to do that. I have two left feet when it comes to dancing."

PINK LASHES OUT AT EX. HUSBAND HART

Pink Films The Other Day


Singing star Pink is using her new song and video to slam her estranged husband Carey Hart, according to media reports. The pop singer was filming the video the other day. In her new song "So What," the singer dismisses her relationship with the motocross rider and insults him in the lyrics. Pink is in Los Angeles California shooting the video, in which she rides through Hollywood on the back of a lawnmower, while guzzling vodka from the bottle, jetting around Hancock Park on a custom-made superbike and leaping on a pair of newlyweds' "Just Married" car as well as flying around with a chainsaw, which bears the inscription "Alecia + Carey" carved in a heart. And, in the song, she sings, "And I don't need you/And guess what/I'm having more fun/And now that we're done/I'm gonna show you tonight/I'm all right, I'm just fine/And you're a tool/So so what?" Pink and Hart split in February, but Hart recently revealed he is still hopeful of a reconciliation.And, in a bizarre blog posting, Pink insists her estranged husband actually likes the song: "Glad you likey's. And don't worry -- Carey likey's too. We are insane." Pink adds, "This video was too much fun. If you ever get a chance to drive a lawnmower down Sunset Boulevard -- I highly suggest it."
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LISA MARIE PRESLEY EXPECTING TWINS

Elvis daughter Lisa Marie Presley is going to follow Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez and Julia Roberts by becoming the latest so called celebrity to be pregnant with twins. The singer's mother, Priscilla Presley, has confirmed her daughter is expecting a double bundle of joy this fall. Priscilla reveals, "She wanted it really to be kept a secret for a long time, and I think women should, because they should be able to announce what they're having and when it's time to make the announcement."The new arrivals will follow a family tradition, Lisa Marie's rock legend dad, Elvis, was a twin, and Priscilla has twin brothers. Lisa Marie, who turned 40 in February, already has a 19-year-old daughter, Danielle Riley, and 16-year-old son, Benjamin Storm, from her first marriage to Danny Keough.

Editors Note: I don't know why Lisa is being called a singer from the PR people that sent me this item. What song does she sing? Living off daddy's money?

STAR RIHANNA KEEPS SPARKING RUMORS

Rihanna

Rihanna is sparking rumors that she is engaged to R&B singer Chris Brown after she was photographed wearing a diamond ring on her wedding finger. The beauty has been romantically linked to Brown for months, but both singers have continually denied they are a couple, despite being snapped in public kissing and cuddling very often. The pair stepped up speculation about their relationship last week when they were snapped frolicking in a hot tub together in Los Angeles California.And now Rihanna has fueled rumors that they are to walk down the aisle after she was snapped sporting a ring on her left hand.

BENICIO DEL TORO SECRETLY DATING

Benicio Del Toro

Hollywood stars Benicio Del Toro and Catherine Keener are secretly dating, according to media reports.The couple was spotted enjoying a meal together at Los Angeles California restaurant Green Door last week, and onlookers claimed love was flowing in the air. A fellow diner tells OK! magazine, "He whispered into her ear, and she listened with rapt attention. He brushed his hand on her back. They had nice chemistry." Keener divorced husband of 17 years Dermot Mulroney in 2007. Del Toro has never married. We wonder why?

SCARLETT JOHANSSON'S VERY BAD KISS

Sexy Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has ruined the dreams of her many male fans, by branding her onscreen kiss with Penelope Cruz "the least sexy thing ever." The pair had to pucker up for their roles in director Woody Allen's forthcoming movie "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." But Johansson admits it was the most awkward of all her onscreen clinches. She says, "There were 60 crewmen eating salami sandwiches. It really was the least sexy thing you can ever imagine."

OPRAH WINFREY SCHOOL TRIAL DELAYED

The trial of a former employee accused of abusing children at television talk show host Oprah Winfrey's all-girl academy in South Africa has been postponed until next October. Former dorm matron Tiny Virginia Makopo was arrested last October on 14 charges including assault, indecent assault and soliciting underage girls to perform indecent acts. She is accused of committing the crimes at Winfrey’s Henley-on-Klip Leadership Academy over a period of four months in 2007.The trial opened in Johannesburg last Tuesday, with Makopo entering a not guilty plea to all charges against her. However, on Friday, the judge at Sebokeng Magistrate Court ruled the trial will resume on October 22nd when testimony from the remaining victims will be heard.The delay has come as a blow to the prosecution, who had hoped the trial would be over this summer. State prosecutor Etienne Venter says, "I’m a bit sad. We were hoping to finish all six victims by now… We’re going to try and see if we can finish all six of them in those three days." If found guilty on all 14 charges, Makopo faces a minimum of 10 years in prison. She is currently free on bail.Winfrey co-founded the academy in 2006, and in late 2007 issued a heartfelt apology to the students who allegedly suffered at the hands of school officials.

DENNIS RODMAN'S CAR IMPOUNDED

Dennis Rodman


Sports star Dennis Rodman has found himself in trouble with the law once again, after a car registration mix-up resulted in his vehicle being impounded. The retired sportsman’s luxury Mercedes S600 was taken away by police in West Hollywood this morning after the female driver was pulled over by cops. Officers claimed Rodman had failed to pay his registration for the last 18 months and have impounded the car until the star pays up, reports TMZ.com. However, Rodman insists he had no idea the bill had not been dealt with because he thought his old business manager had settled the debt.Rodman recently hit the headlines after being landed with a $400,000 tax bill, which he also blamed on his ex-employee.