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24Madonna and A-Rod Still Following Each Other Around the World

This thing is getting HOT.

Madonna spent this weekend doing tour dates in Mexico City — and whaddya know? Alex Rodriguez also spent this weekend in Mexico City, teaching kids to bat at a new sports center built on a landfill in the poor suburb of Nezahualcoyotl. He was invited to inaugurate the sports center by Mexico’s richest man, Carlos Slim, whose Telmex Foundation sponsored its construction. The site includes two baseball diamonds and 25 soccer fields.

When Alex was asked by reporters about the scheduling coincidence, he said it was “very good,” refusing to comment further.

Meanwhile, Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour brought in $91.5M from its U.S. and Canada dates alone.

Counting her European run, Madonna is at about $207.5 million in ticket sales and on a pace to hit about $282 million when the Mexico/South America leg of the tour wraps. That would make Sticky & Sweet the top-grossing tour ever by a female artist or solo artist.

Very impressive, Miss Madge.

November 30, 2008 at 6:55 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Alex Rodriguez, Madonna

14Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller Weigh the Same as I Do. Combined.

Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller appeared together last night at The British Independent Film Awards in London.  I love Keira’s whole look.  The hair, dress, makeup.  Sienna looks ok but blah.  By the way, I’m pretty sure she got back together with Balthazar Getty.  Yeah, I didn’t care either.

Also there was Ralph Fiennes who looks really hot bald.  Anna Friel was there in a dress that looks just like the Play-Doh containers I have at my house when I let my kids mix all the colors together.  Well…when I used to let them have Play-Doh.  And Rupert Everett who was tagged as Rupert Graves all over the pap sites. 

November 30, 2008 at 6:22 pm by Wendie

255Kristen Stewart Doesn’t Wanna Talk About It


Seems that Twilight star Kristen Stewart is having a little issue with adjusting to fame.  First it was the smoking on her front steps.  Now a reporter from Chicago Sun-Times says he overheard her complaining about how she hates press junkets and her PR people apparently have to beg her to do interviews.  Even Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke told Entertainment Weekly that Stewart ”had a lot of trouble [with interviews]. She knows it’s important, but it’s not her favorite part of the job.”  The Sun-Times article implies that Kristen might be medicated when making public appearances but I think it’s just insolence.

I’m conflicted on this.  If you are an actor, doesn’t promoting your projects kind of come with the territory?  I hate sulky actors.  Appreciate the fame now because you’ll probably be doing Lifetime movies in six years. 

I do accept the possibility that she may have a social phobia issue or something.  In which case, she should make another Twilight move, take her $12M plus and run.

Above, a clip of Stewart appearing this week on Live with Regis & Kelly.  Right in the beginning, she looks pissed when Regis calls her “the hottest thing in Hollywood.”  Like…pissed.  Also, at 3:08, she expresses major disdain over a clip of Twilight being shown.  She didn’t know that was coming?  It’s kind of the textbook layout for all morning shows.  Intro, synopsis of project, clip, wrap-up.  And I’m sorry but you cannot, cannot hate Reege.  Yet somehow she seems to.

Unrelated, I need someone to email me and let me know how to get arms that look like Kelly Ripa’s.

November 30, 2008 at 5:51 pm by Wendie
Filed Under: Kristen Stewart

39Another Paris Hilton Perfume Launch

Who are the people that are buying Paris Hilton perfumes?  Paris Hilton fragrance sales have topped $90M.  Ninety.  Million.  Dollars.  Seriously, if you are one of these mystery consumers, I urge you to publicly confess right now.  With the exception of office gag gifts and a few bitter mothers-in-law with hated daughters-in-law,  I cannot fathom the audience that is buying these products. 

In general, I don’t really understand the appeal of celebrity fragrances.  There is no star that I look at and wish I could smell like.  And according to perfume reviewers, Paris smells “plodding and flat.”

Paris today at Macy’s in Woodbridge NJ peddling her scent that starts at $45 a bottle.

November 30, 2008 at 4:57 pm by Wendie


“In five years I would like to be married and have a father figure for my kids, someone who is a provider and can be really stable.  It’s hard doing it on your own.”

Britney Spears looking old-school awesome yet totally confusing me in the January issue of Glamour.

Did I mention tonight is MTV’s Britney: For the Record documentary?  Really hoping she spills about what a slack parent K-Fed is since she’s um…doing it on her own.

November 30, 2008 at 4:55 pm by Wendie
Filed Under: Britney Spears

17He’s Just Not That Into You Trailer


I was so happy that we no longer hear this HJNTIY phrase every three minutes and now I fear its resurgence. 

What chance of success do you think this movie has?  It has a huge cast including Scarlett Johansson, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Justin Long, Jennifer Connelly and Kevin Connolly.  I just don’t think that the woman that needs to see this movie ever will.  Because she’s never going to think it applies to her.

I remember one specific girl I knew who had a years-long relationship with a guy who wasn’t into her.  He would tell her he didn’t love her and that they had no future and she would reply by asking him what he meant by that.  As if he could have been any clearer.  He would tell her to “fuck off” and she viewed that as him really making an effort to communicate.  He had a one-night stand and she believed that his bad judgement was a result of his fear of the intensity of feelings he had for her.  I tried to explain that sometimes a man is just not going to be interested enough.  And it’s not always for some big meaningful reason like they feel that they don’t deserve happiness.  So if you are trying to determine if a guy is into you or not, he isn’t.  Doesn’t seem like we should need a book and a movie to grasp that concept.

Oh, allow me to save you some time and eye strain; the answer is no.  No matter how many times you slo-mo, rewind, repeat, you cannot see Scarlett Johansson’s boobs at 1:45.

November 30, 2008 at 3:51 pm by Wendie