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Sweeney Todd a Gruesome Critical Darling


The new Tim Burton film, which opens nationwide today, has been almost universally loved by critics, although it’s supposed to be one of the darkest, most gruesome films ever made.

Says the NY Times:

Mr. Burton’s film adaptation of Mr. Sondheim’s musical, is as dark and terrifying as any motion picture in recent memory, not excluding the bloody installments in the “Saw” franchise…It is cruel in its effects and radical in its misanthropy, expressing a breathtakingly, rigorously pessimistic view of human nature. It is also something close to a masterpiece…What you see is as dark as the grave. What you hear — some of the finest stage music of the past 40 years — is equally infernal, except that you might just as well call it heavenly.

Man, I thought I’d go see this film, but gorier than Saw? I’m not sure if I can handle that.

Jezebel has more of the reviews compiled here.

Back with the Pizza Boy!!!

Paris Hilton and Swedish pizza boy Alex Vaggo Party at Goa, Pictures, Photos

Paris Hilton and Swedish pizza boy Alex Vaggo Party at Goa, Pictures, Photos

After spending a few days grinding around Berlin with model Julian Feitsma, Par-Par and her Wonderbra are back in the USA, and back on the town with Swedish pizza boy Alex Vaggo, who doesn’t appear to mind being very publicly cuckolded.

Here they are partying at Goa in Hollywood.

I like how, in one of the pictures, both of them are clutching their cellphones. What a sweet date. We’ll text the night away, darling!

Images via WENN

Jamie-Lynn Talks About Pregnancy, Casey


The issue of OK! with the JLS interview is finally on stands. Here are some of the highlights.

1) First, she denies she is living with Casey Aldridge:

Are you guys living together?
No, I live with my mom. He lives with his parents. For now, that’s the best thing to do. We need to focus on the baby right now.

2) Casey is 18 years old, not 19. DMV records indicate he was born April 29, 1989. This means he is less than two years older than JLS, and as such will be clear of any statutory rape claims.

3) The two of them met — where else? — in church. The very best place to start on the path to teenage pregnancy.

How long have you and Casey been together?
This Christmas, it’ll be about two and a half years, I think. At first, I was just friends with him; I’ve been friends with him since I was about 14. Then we started dating. I met him at church. He came there with a friend; I came there with a friend. We started talking and then started hanging out.

4) Jamie-Lynn talks more about the pregnancy, claiming Casey was the first person she told:

Who did you call first when your pregnancy was confirmed?
It was probably Casey. It was a shock for both of us, so unexpected. I was in a complete and total shock and so was he.

When did you see him after finding out?
The next day, he wanted to meet me in person to talk about what we had to do. It was something we couldn’t really talk about over the phone. We met and talked about everything and decided what we wanted to do. He was 100 percent supportive, and we figured it out.

Was this planned?
Oh, it was a big shock.

Why did you decide to keep the baby?
I think my whole life I would have to live with knowing what I did or what I didn’t do. I’m trying to do the right thing. I think that this is what is going to make me happy in the end.

Other people your age might not be brave enough to take on this kind of commitment…
Well, I was scared at first. I took the time to think about it for myself, and I though: “What would be right for me?” I’m the one who has to live with it for the rest of my life. I put myself in this position, an adult position, so I have to act like an adult and take responsibility for what I did. I have really become at peace with the whole situation, and I think it’s the right thing for me to do. It’s a personal decision that everyone would have to make for themselves. This one is just right for me….

What was [your mom’s] reaction when you told her you were pregnant?
She didn’t really say anything at first. She just kind of looked at me. It was me and Casey that told her. She didn’t believe us. But then she looked at Casey and he’s always been very straightforward, and then she knew it was real. She was very upset because it wasn’t what she expected at all. A week after, she had time to cope with it and became very supportive.

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No, JLH won’t be doing Playboy anytime soon. [Ninja Dude]

Kristen Bell. Bikini. Go. [The Blemish]

Tara Reid’s back in a bikini, too. [Drunken Stepfather]

Carlton’s dating a porn star! [Celebitchy]