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I’ve Got a Bit of a Crush Really

Shia LaBoeuf

I don’t know what it is about Shia LaBeouf. I was way too old to watch “Even Stevens” yet I did all the time partially because of him. I also think that the only reason I enjoyed “iRobot” was him as well.

I don’t feel like too much of a pedophile because he is 21 but the older he gets the more foxy he seems to become. I don’t even really want to see “Transformers” but because of cutie pie Shia I just might.

He also is the anti Lindsay and Britney and lives a sober and under the radar lifestyle. A lot of young Hollywood should take note. If you work really hard and stay out of trouble…good things can happen.

“If I’m gonna party, I’ll do it at my house. And to say that I’ve never had a drink or smoked weed – coming from my family – is insane. But also, I know what it does if you get out of control. I know how hard it was to get my life to where it is. There’s so much riding that those small little joys of the high are not interesting to me.” -Shia in Vanity Fair

He has been tapped to be the “Next Big Thing” for a while and I think this is his summer. After this movie he will be in the next Indiana Jones which will be huge for his star power.

Emmy Nom Shortlist Revealed

The folks over at the L.A. Times’ Envelope were the lucky recipients of some assorted BlackBerry messages from judges at the Emmy contenders panel screening over the weekend, and, based on that input, they’ve compiled a list of the top ten contenders in the two key categories. They were also kind enough to point out some of the snubbed series in these categories. From their site:

TOP 10 DRAMA SERIES FINALISTS
Boston Legal
Dexter
Friday Night Lights
Grey’s Anatomy
Heroes
House
Lost
Rome
The Sopranos
24

Not Nominated:
Deadwood
Rescue Me
The Tudors
The Shield
Brothers & Sisters
Gilmore Girls
Battlestar Galactica
The Riches

TOP 10 COMEDY SERIES FINALISTS
Desperate Housewives
Entourage
Extras
My Name is Earl
The Office
Scrubs
Thirty Rock
Two and a Half Men
Ugly Betty
Weeds

Not Nominated:
The New Adventures of Old Christine
How I Met Your Mother
Everybody Hates Chris

Perhaps most amusing are the comments they actually received from the judges. Says one judge:

“I gave my number one vote to ‘Lost.” It was by far and away the best thing in the room in my opinion, followed by ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ I didn’t think I was going to be able to make it through ‘Rome.’ That show is absolutely stroke inducing. A minute more and I would have cracked.”

The same judge says: “’30 Rock’ would win with [their submitted episode]. Watch out for that show. That’s all I have to say. Haha. I wasn’t really even that much of a fan before today.” That’s right, folks. The people choosing your Emmy winners are the same people haphazardly typing “Haha” into their BlackBerries.

Shedding further light on all the MFA thesis analysis that goes into these decisions, another judge notes that he “thought ‘Entourage’ was the best. I ranked it number one, but maybe that’s just because I love the show so much as a regular viewer.” He put ‘The Office’ “somewhere in the middle — I can’t remember.”

Good God, people. Joan Rivers puts more thought into analyzing the dresses people wear to the Emmys than you put into choosing the winners.

The Emmy noms will be formally announced on July 19.

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Shia LeBoeuf is all like, “Yeah, I’d totally do Megan Fox, and you would, too.” Do you like how six months ago you wouldn’t have known who either of those people were? The magic of Hollywood! [Fatback & Collards]

You know, when she’s in a bikini, Eva Longoria is sort of flat-chested. I find a sick comfort in that. [Jordan Is Your Homeboy]

Carrot Top. Roasting Flava Flav. On Comedy Central. Soon. [SOW]

Fantasia Barrino has a clit piercing. Interestingly enough, so does Clay Aiken. [Bossip]

Honestly, Kate Moss, you’re dating a heroin addict. You can’t exactly be upset when he cheats on you. [Agent Bedhead]

Liv Tyler celebrates her 30th birthday with her husband and son. [Cele|bitchy]

Paris Hilton is wearing what might technically be called a one-piece swimsuit. Maybe she really is a changed person … [Celebslam]

Jessica Simpson’s new movie might actually — what’s the word? — suck. Come on. You didn’t need Joel Siegel to tell you that. [Derek Hail]

Paula Abdul’s new series reminds us what a trainwreck she is. [Pajiba]

Lindsay Lohan gets an iPhone and you don’t. But, then again, you got to drink on your 21st birthday, so, really, who wins there? [The Grumpiest]

Top Chef Host Padma Lakshmi Slices Salman

Top Chef Host Padma Lakshmi Divorces Salman Rushdie

Padma Lakshmi, perhaps best known on the Top Chef set as the resident herb enthusiast, is divorcing her much older husband, controversial author Salman Rushdie. A rep for Rushdie stated today that “Salman Rushdie has agreed to divorce his wife, Padma Lakshmi, because of her desire to end their marriage.”

The New York Post seemed to catch a whiff of trouble before the news officially broke. On June 29, they noted that “Lakshmi was spotted hanging out into the wee hours at the Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel with a well-known chef who was there without his spouse.” The kids at Gawker have decided this means Padma’s having an affair with Anthony Bourdain. All together now: Ew.

Here’s something funny: the permalink for this story on TMZ is the following:

http://www.tmz.com/2007/07/02/my-big-fatwah-divorce/

This is, of course, hilarious, but the story actually ran on the site with the headline: “Padma to Rushdie: Pack Your Knives and Go,” which is less hilarious. I wonder why they changed the original headline.

Padma’s not the only Top Chef host to be married to a much older man; Billy Joel’s child bride, Katie Joel, hosted the first season, and we’re been hearing murmurings of trouble in their marriage over the past few months. Is there a Top Chef curse? Or is there just, you know, a Marrying a Much, Much Older Man Until You’re Famous and Wealthy in Your Own Right curse?

A Beautiful Tribute

As an add-on to my previous post about the Princes’ concert for their mom, Diana, here is a video that aired at the end of the concert. For the people in the crowd and watching at home they aired never before seen home movie footage of Diana.

Monday Morning Music

Well yes it isn’t the morning…but I really haven’t been up for very long today so it counts in my mind.

I have to say I love iTunes free music downloads. It has given me some great music including miss Sara Bareilles. I just bought myself a ipod Shuffle and I kept having this song, “Love Song” come up and every time I was just thrilled.

It is bouncy, fun and perfect for summer. She has an awesome voice and I am a new fan. I usually hate posting live videos of songs because they rarely are better than their recorded versions. She rocks this out and is going to be a big star very soon. Enjoy “Love Song” by Sara Bareilles.

Nick and Vanessa: Hardcore Sex Pictures for Sale?

Nick Lachey Vanessa Minnillo Nude Photos on Vacation

Just last night, I was wondering when the uncensored photos of Nick and Vanessa vacationing nude would hit the Internet, but today it seems the couple has more to worry about than the photos of their naughty bits. Rumor has it that a much dirtier set of pictures were taken that day, of Nick and Vanessa having some hardcore sex in a hot tub, in a variety of positions. Says a source: “These pics make the Vanessa and Lindsay photos look tame!” While it’s unlikely a U.S. tab would run these pictures, even censored, they could possibly be sold to an adult magazine or website.

But Nick and Vanessa are not going down quietly … well, at least not in this context. They’ve hired hot-shot attorney Marty Singer to warn the tabs that if they run these photos, they’ll face one hell of a lawsuit. Singer tells TMZ that “the photos that were taken of our clients by a Mexican photographer violated Mexican law and were a clear invasion of privacy, and we have threatened to take legal action against third parties who publish the photos.”

Meanwhile, Nick and Vanessa have decided it’s time to go on record about all this. The couple will be giving an exclusive interview to OK! magazine for this week’s issue. They’ll talk about these photos, the photos with Lindsay and the knives, and Nick’s past and present relationship with Jessica Simpson. Ooh, I can’t wait!!