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Springtime for Hitler in Mumbai! [22 Aug 2006|08:28pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

MUMBAI (Reuters) - A new restaurant in India's financial hub, named after Adolf Hitler and promoted with posters showing the German leader and Nazi swastikas, has infuriated the country's small Jewish community.

'Hitler's Cross', which opened last week, serves up a wide range of continental fare and a big helping of controversy, thanks to a name the owners say they chose to stand out among hundreds of Mumbai eateries.

"We wanted to be different. This is one name that will stay in people's minds," owner Punit Shablok told Reuters.

"We are not promoting Hitler. But we want to tell people we are different in the way he was different."

But India's remaining Jews -- most migrated to Israel and the West over the years -- say they are outraged by the gimmick.

"This signifies a severe lack of awareness of the agony of millions of Jews caused by one man," said Jonathan Solomon, chairman of the Indian Jewish Federation, the community's umbrella organisation.

"We are going to stop this deification of Hitler," he said without elaborating.

The small restaurant, its interior done out in the Nazi colours of red, white and black, also has a lounge for smoking the exotic Indian water pipe or "hookah".

Posters line the road leading up to it, featuring a red swastika carved in the name of the eatery. One slogan reads: "From Small Bites to Mega Joys".

A huge portrait of a stern-looking Fuehrer greets visitors at the door. The cross in the restaurant's name refers to the swastika that symbolised the Nazi regime.

"This place is not about wars or crimes, but where people come to relax and enjoy a meal," said restaurant manager Fatima Kabani, adding that they were planning to turn the eatery's name into a brand with more branches in Mumbai.

The swastika has its roots in ancient Indian Hindu tradition and remains a sacred symbol for Hindus. Nazi theorists appropriated it to bolster their central hypothesis of the Aryan origins of the German people.

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Even the Hoff thinks he's gay. [24 Jul 2006|04:39pm]

This place is hardly ever used, and yet this is my second go this week. When the Rom's away, the Sal will play. Or something.

Besides, I need to warn all you Aussies! Taken from Celebrity Week's website:

First of all, we are NOT making this up. David Hasselhoff – star of Knight Rider, Baywatch and the new hit variety show America's Got Talent told us today that he is heading to Australia to appear in a stage production based on his life.

David Hasselhoff: The Musical will include sets inspired by The Young and The Restless, Knight Rider and the songs of Teddy Pendergrass. "I am also doing a heart-rendering set on my life and the mistakes I have made," the star says. "It sounds like a bad joke, but it is really going to be a good show... totally campy. It's written by the same people who wrote Bette Midler's show and produced by the people who produced Chicago in London."

The production - which features dancers from both Chicago and Jeckyl & Hyde - will open in Melbourne (date to be determined) before hopefully coming to America. "If it ends up in Vegas, how great would that be?" he says. "I want to entertain people. Sammy Davis (Jr.) was my hero." Hasselhoff, 54, will also release his autobiography, Making Waves, on September 10.
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Oprah Lays Rumors to Rest (Or Begins Them. Whichever.) [23 Jul 2006|04:31am]

A couple days old, sure, but this belongs here. I looked for a decent article, and I just love how this one was written. From Giant Magazine's website:

And now for some news about a debate we didn't even know was going on. The debt-diet queen finally announces in the August issue of her other official broadcast medium, O magazine, that her long, long friendship with Gayle King that involves four phone calls a day has nothing whatsoever to do with fevered sexual bump-humping or old-woman-on-old-woman love of any kind.

"The truth is, if we were gay, we would tell you, because there's nothing wrong with being gay," says her friend King, even though that almost sounds like a line from South Park.

Oprah's comment to the AP was somewhat stranger: "Something about this relationship feels otherworldly to me, like it was designed by a power and a hand greater than my own. Whatever this friendship is, it's been a very fun ride."

And by "fun ride," once again, she does not mean feverishly grinding her pelvis on top of Gayle King's face while holding on to leather hand-straps.

Personally, we think it'd be great if she was gay, since she's certainly no human man's sexual fantasy.

No one was even talking about it until she said something. Although, I'd thought about it, but then stopped because who gives a crap? It's Oprah. Still, I think she should go for it. Gayle's not too bad looking. Oprah could do worse. And with that hinky quote she gave, I think she might be thinking about it. You go, girl!
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[23 Jun 2006|10:15pm]

It's so insanely funny how large groups of people react to celebrity babies.

The obvious example of this, of course, would be Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's baby, 'Shilouh'. I have seen numerous tv shows already where people have used modern computer technology to try and figure out what she is going to look like at 18 years of age. People are also estimating what her fate will be and how much she will be worth. Everyone's gone Shilouh crazy!
Do people really care that much about a baby that's not even theirs, or anybody they truly know for that matter? It's just a baby!

Nobody seems to really care about Gwen's baby =D

And on a humourous side note, seems some mods of certain communities have been getting poopy about pictures of Brian Molko's son Cody being circulated through various Placebo communities. Oh noes it's gonna receive the same amount of media attention as Brad and Angelina's baby!
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News just in! Katie Holmes no longer allowed to have sex! [04 Mar 2006|11:03pm]

Article found here:

The biggest mystery at this year's Sundance Film Festival: Who gave Katie Holmes the snip?

At a sold-out screening for his new satirical comedy, Thank You for Smoking, rookie filmmaker Jason "Son of Ivan" Reitman was shocked--shocked!--to discover that a 12-second scene of a hookup between Holmes' journalist character and a tobacco lobbyist played by Aaron Eckhart had vanished.

"We were sitting there in shock," the movie's writer-director told the Los Angeles Times. "And I turned to other people who had worked on the film, and were completely confused. But the audience didn't seem to notice or care."

Following the screening, Reitman immediately addressed the audience, which included Holmes and Eckhart, explaining that the scene was missing and "something went wrong with he reel." (The steamy encounter between Holmes and Eckhart's characters were in the version screened at last fall's Toronto Film Festival.) His remarks instead drew grumblings, and even a few boos, from the crowd.

Thus began the Case of the Missing Sex Scene.

News of Holmes' disappearing act spread quickly around the mountain town of Park City, Utah, and became fodder for the gossip mill. Several publications posited that the missing scene was somehow the work of Holmes' fiance, Tom Cruise, who, the theory goes, is so protective of his future missus that he didn't want her to be seen cavorting in the nude.

And while another Holmes romp later in the film remained intact in the Sundance print, the Cruise conspiracy theorists were undaunted.

Us Weekly, for instance, quoted one unnamed insider as saying "industry people started whispering that Tom Cruise didn't want the scene in there because it was dirtier than he was comfortable with." Another anonymous wag tells the magazine that the Cruise-is-culpable theory "was the first thing that went through everyone's mind!"

Holmes, who's pregnant with the Mission: Impossible star's first biological offspring (Cruise adopted two children, Isabella and Connor, with Nicole Kidman), wasn't available for comment. Cruise's camp rejected assertions the couch-jumping thespian and self-proclaimed sonogram expert had anything to do with the edit.

Cruise himself was said to have ditched the screening to hit the slopes, according to TMZ.com.

It was up to Reitman to clear Cruise's name and solve the mystery. He told the Times that the scene was accidentally cut when two reels were spliced together in Los Angeles as filmmakers prepared a print for Smoking's four festival screenings.

In any case, Reitman said he plans to restore the sex scene when Fox Searchlight releases Thank You for Smoking in theaters on Mar. 17.

The world deserves that sex scene, dammit! Tom Cruise will not deny us!

Actually, my favorite part of this entire article is the one sentence that said Tom was off skiing during the screening. Dude, Tom. She's your beard. You can't look the least bit supportive to make the whole thing almost believable?! No? No. I didn't think so either.
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[28 Feb 2006|07:39pm]

Ashlee Simpson is set to host the Australian MTV video music awards.

>tries not to laugh<
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Back then they call me KFed, but you can call me Fucktard instead! [03 Nov 2005|07:10pm]

[ mood | scared ]

Britney sure hooked up with a real winner in Kevin Federline. No longer a back up dancer, nor milking Britney for everything she's worth, oh wai.. he's still doing that one, KFed, which has got to be one of the shittiest nicknames ever (God damn you Jennifer Lopez, look what you started! *tasers* incidentally from now on I demand to be known as LFo *jumps on the bandwagon like omg!*) KFed now is going to be a RAP SUPERSTAR!

what the fuck?! seriously. I thought all that ghetto stuff was just him trying failing to be fashionable (nice braids you douche) but it seems he's taken this thing way too seriously and is going to have an album out, unless we're somehow saved and someone grows a brain and decides to can this shit before we all suffer.

Keep in mind that Britney described Kevin as like Eminem but with a more positive message. Disco D, the producer mainly working with Kevin on this, has made a few comments about it on his website: "(Kevin) doesn’t even write anything down he just goes in and straight freestyles. You gotta understand the first song we did was the first time my man was ever in the booth. So he wrote 2 songs and then got a copy of fade to black, watched it, and never wrote a lyric down again."

Yeah I bet that's working out well for you.

Clicky clicky -> http://wwtdd.com/media/kfedsong.wma to listen to his lovely little tune "Y'all Aint Ready". You're sure right on that one buddy!

One part of me can’t wait till this is released because the film clip is going to be absolutely horrendously hysterical. The other hopes to never ever hear KFed doing any sort of singing ever again.

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Anything you can do, I can do better! [29 Sep 2005|11:23pm]


LINDSAY LOHAN is set to bare all for an upcoming VANITY FAIR cover.

The 19-year-old MEAN GIRLS star, who has been the subject of weightloss shock stories in the US media for the past year, is keen to show off her healthy figure - and she has chosen to get naked for the style magazine.

According to America's In Touch magazine, Lohan shot the top secret cover photo on a beach in Malibu, California last week (21SEP05) - and it was actually her idea to pose naked.

A source says, "It was Paris Hilton's recent Vanity Fair cover, where she's topless and covering her breasts with her arms, that inspired Lindsay to push the envelope even further."

In some of the Vanity Fair photos, Lindsay mimics her idol, MARILYN MONROE.


I don't think it's possible to roll my eyes any more without causing some sort of permanent damage.


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[23 Sep 2005|12:07am]

This is in a friend's journal, and I think she transcribed it herself from the NY Daily News.

DANES IN PAIN: Believe it or not, Claire Danes isn't siding with another "other woman," Angelina Jolie. Said Danes: "I worried about Jennifer [Aniston], you know?" Danes, for whom Billy Crudup left his pregnant girlfriend, Mary-Louise Parker, confides in Details' Fifth Anniversary issue: "It's the Jennifer we all carry inside of us." Huh? She adds: "I am still in the cocoon, I think, and waiting to emerge as a grownup. It's kind of an amorphous, transitional time. I feel like I should be more congealed than I am." Double huh? Danes also complains about her first-ever nude scene in "Shopgirl," with Steve Martin. "Acting is a humiliating job, from start to finish. ... But they played jazz. That helped." Hmmm, maybe violins would have been more appropriate.

Clair Danes may be my new "WTF are you talking about?!" girl, possibly edging out Vanessa Carlton, who to my knowledge, hasn't said anything completely off it recently.

And dude. Who in their right mind would choose Claire Danes over Mary-Louise Parker? Damn. People are insane.
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Rob Schneider is.... a crime against humanity . [19 Sep 2005|10:46pm]

[ mood | giggly ]

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

BY ROGER EBERT / August 12, 2005

"Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo" makes a living cleaning fish tanks and occasionally prostituting himself. How much he charges I'm not sure, but the price is worth it if it keeps him off the streets and out of another movie. "Deuce Bigalow" is aggressively bad, as if it wants to cause suffering to the audience. The best thing about it is that it runs for only 75 minutes.

Rob Schneider is back, playing a male prostitute (or, as the movie reminds us dozens of times, a "man whore"). He is not a gay hustler, but specializes in pleasuring women, although the movie's closest thing to a sex scene is when he wears diapers on orders from a giantess. Oh, and he goes to dinner with a woman with a laryngectomy, who sprays wine on him through her neck vent.

The plot: Deuce visits his friend T.J. Hicks (Eddie Griffin) in Amsterdam, where T.J. is a pimp specializing in man-whores. Business is bad, because a serial killer is murdering male prostitutes, and so Deuce acts as a decoy to entrap the killer. In his investigation he encounters a woman with a penis for a nose. You don't want to know what happens when she sneezes.

Does this sound like a movie you want to see? It sounds to me like a movie that Columbia Pictures and the film's producers (Glenn S. Gainor, Jack Giarraputo, Tom McNulty, Nathan Talbert Reimann, Adam Sandler and John Schneider) should be discussing in long, sad conversations with their inner child.

The movie created a spot of controversy last February. According to a story by Larry Carroll of MTV News, Rob Schneider took offense when Patrick Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times listed this year's Best Picture Nominees and wrote that they were "ignored, unloved and turned down flat by most of the same studios that ... bankroll hundreds of sequels, including a follow-up to 'Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,' a film that was sadly overlooked at Oscar time because apparently nobody had the foresight to invent a category for Best Running Penis Joke Delivered by a Third-Rate Comic."

Schneider retaliated by attacking Goldstein in full-page ads in Daily Variety and the Hollywood Reporter. In an open letter to Goldstein, Schneider wrote: "Well, Mr. Goldstein, I decided to do some research to find out what awards you have won. I went online and found that you have won nothing. Absolutely nothing. No journalistic awards of any kind ... Maybe you didn't win a Pulitzer Prize because they haven't invented a category for Best Third-Rate, Unfunny Pompous Reporter Who's Never Been Acknowledged by His Peers."

Reading this, I was about to observe that Schneider can dish it out but he can't take it. Then I found he's not so good at dishing it out, either. I went online and found that Patrick Goldstein has won a National Headliner Award, a Los Angeles Press Club Award, a RockCritics.com award, and the Publicists' Guild award for lifetime achievement.

Schneider was nominated for a 2000 Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor, but lost to Jar-Jar Binks.

But Schneider is correct, and Patrick Goldstein has not yet won a Pulitzer Prize. Therefore, Goldstein is not qualified to complain that Columbia financed "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo" while passing on the opportunity to participate in "Million Dollar Baby," "Ray," "The Aviator," "Sideways" and "Finding Neverland." As chance would have it, I have won the Pulitzer Prize, and so I am qualified. Speaking in my official capacity as a Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr. Schneider, your movie sucks.


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Not quite Apple or Brooklyn but it's up there [02 Sep 2005|09:07pm]

[ mood | anxious ]

Britney Spears to call baby London?

Pop Singer, Britney Spears - who is expected to give birth to a boy in October - has reportedly decided on a name change for her tot. Britney has decided to can Preston and call the baby London. London is where Britney started her romance with dancer hubby Kevin Federline reports Sky News

Spears is quoted in Elle magazine saying "Ever since I was a little girl I thought, for a boy I love Sean Preston - or London Preston. Isn't London pretty? And for a girl I love Addison Shye. I think that's pretty."

Britney also told Elle that will probably skip a natural delivery after talking to her mum. "I have a feeling I'm going to have an operation. I don't know why, but I hope so."

The chart topper claims she does not know the sex of her new baby... but she says she has a feeling it will be a boy delivered in a Caesarean birth.

She confessed that she is still having amazing sex with Kevin Federline "Oh yeah! Right, oh my goodness, it's awesome, though. Wow!"

But Addison is a boys name! It's almost as good as Michelle Branch calling her daughter Owen.

Also. LONDON SPEARS!!!! That poor little kid.

And thanks Britney for that last comment. Now I need to go and delete my brain.

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Professional Ass [23 Aug 2005|05:29pm]


Paris' parent trap.

23 August 2005

Paris Hilton's big day is off because her would-be groom and now ex-lover didn't bother to tell his parents he'd proposed.

Despite the publicity surrounding their engagement, it appears the news hadn't quite filtered through to Greece, where the Hilton heiress's fiance Paris Latsis's parents live.

So, when The Simple Life star threw a mega-bucks bash for both families to celebrate, only one set of prospective in-laws was in on the news. Hers.

And now Latsis's shocked dad, Grigoris Kasidokostas, has refused permission for the couple to marry.

And Hilton has dumped the shipping heir.

"It was like a bad scene out of Meet The Parents," a friend told London's News of the World.

"Two of the world's richest families meet to celebrate their kids' engagement, but one set of parents knows nothing about it.

"Grigoris also thinks his son is too young to be tying the knot and has cast doubts on how serious the relationship is. It's all very embarrassing.

"It wasn't that Paris didn't want to tell his parents. He just never got round to doing it properly. But if he wants Paris back he'll have to do a lot of grovelling."

The couple's romance was called off several weeks ago after a gathering of the clans was arranged on a yacht moored off the coast of the Greek island Mykonos.

That's when Hilton realised her 22-year-old fiance hadn't told his parents he'd popped the question.

"Paris was mortified. She was further upset when she met his parents because they kept asking her tough questions about culture and art," the friend said.

"It turned into a farce."

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15 seconds of infamy [09 Aug 2005|11:36pm]

Not a celebrity, I realize, but this guy's in the news over here in America and I had to share his stupidity.

NEW YORK - A fan plunged from the upper deck at Yankee Stadium onto the screen behind home plate during Tuesday night’s game between New York and the Chicago White Sox, then was taken to a hospital for observation.

The game was delayed for four minutes in the eighth inning after 18-year-old Scott Harper of Armonk, N.Y., plummeted about 40 feet onto the large net. After the final out, he was carried from the ballpark on a stretcher, his head immobilized in a neck brace, and taken to Lincoln Hospital.

Harper told three friends he was sitting with that he was going to test whether the net would hold his weight — and then he jumped, police said.

“The next thing you know, you don’t see him anymore. You saw him on the net,” said 18-year-old Mike Spadafino, one of Harper’s friends.

Obviously scared and shaken after he landed, Harper sat with his head in his hands for a few moments before climbing on the net back up to the middle level of seats as players watched and the crowd roared.

“That was the only exciting thing that happened today,” Yankees owner George Steinbrenner said after Chicago’s 2-1 victory.

Harper then was hoisted over the railing and led away by security.

“People think we threw him off, but we’re all best friends, so I don’t think that would ever happen,” said 20-year-old Giusseppe Tripi, another one of Harper’s friends.

Det. Kevin Czartoryski said Harper was arrested and police expect to charge him with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

“They claimed we were saying, ‘Sit or jump, sit or jump,”’ Spadafino said. “It was everyone in there, in the basic area.”

It was the second time in five years a fan dropped from the upper deck at Yankee Stadium. In May 2000, 24-year-old Stephen Laurenzi of Yonkers, N.Y., was unconscious for a short time while sprawled on the net as a game between Boston and New York went on. He also was arrested and taken to a hospital for observation.

“I was hoping I wouldn’t see that again,” Yankees manager Joe Torre said. “You could break your neck.”

In 1997 and 1998, there was only a high backstop behind the plate and no netting extending to the stands.

“I’ve never seen anything like that before,” White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. “I think that’s New York, you know, anything can happen.”

Peer pressure. Ah, it's a lovely thing. I need to get me some best friends like that.
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Is it time for the Presidential Training Wheels? [07 Jul 2005|09:12pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

Policeman injured in Bush crash

From correspondents in Gleneagles
July 07, 2005
From: AAP

US President George W. Bush, out for a spin on his bicycle at the Group of Eight summit venue, crashed into a policeman and had to be treated for scratches on his hands and arms.

Mr Bush was going at a pretty high speed on the presidential bicycle when he collided with an officer guarding the Gleneagles golf resort, said White House spokesman Scott McClellan.

The US leader, who had been riding for about an hour, skidded on the paved surface and suffered scrapes to his hands and arms.

He was treated and bandaged by the White House physician.

The President was mostly concerned about the police officer, who was taken to a local hospital as a precaution with a possible ankle injury, Mr McClellan said.

The President spent some time with the officer and had asked the White House physician, Richard Tubb, to monitor his condition at the hospital, he said.

Mr Bush would likely call the officer later, Mr McClellan said.

The President, who had been riding with a Secret Service agent, was fine, but the bicycle suffered some damage and Mr Bush had to return to the hotel in a car, which had been trailing them.

Mr McClellan declined to speculate about who was at fault.

In May last year, Mr Bush tumbled from his mountain bike during a ride on his ranch in Crawford, Texas, scraping his chin, upper lip, both knees, his right hand and his nose.

A spokesman at the time blamed loose topsoil for the spill, but also suggested that Mr Bush had been riding hard, noting the President was "a fitness enthusiast" and adding that "he wasn't poking along, whistling show tunes."

Mr Bush previously fell off a Segway - a motorized, two-wheel vehicle - while visiting his parents in Kennebunkport, Maine, in June 2003 and suffered scrapes to his face when he fainted and fell after choking on a pretzel at the White House in January 2002.

happy birthday dubbya! I'm still unsure how you managed to hit a stationary person lol what a dick

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omg its lyk that slut girls fawlt innit! [06 Jul 2005|11:16pm]

[ mood | sleepy ]

It was Peaches' fault, says dreadful Doherty

July 6, 2005 - 12:23PM

Peaches and, inset, Pete Doherty.

Peaches and, inset, Pete Doherty.

British singer Pete Doherty blamed a cheeky pass by Bob Geldof's teenage daughter Peaches for his shambolic Live 8 performance, a newspaper reported today.

Hard-drug user Doherty, boyfriend of supermodel Kate Moss, appeared dazed and confused during his dreadful duet with Elton John in London's Hyde Park on Saturday.

The Babyshambles frontman staggered about the stage and was woefully out of tune as he blundered through T-Rex's Children of the Revolution.

Doherty pointed the finger for his embarrassing rendition at 16-year-old Peaches Geldof.

"I wasn't lost for words and I wasn't out of it on drugs," Doherty told the Daily Mirror from the Spanish island of Ibiza.

"Just before I went on stage, Peaches squeezed my bum hard and whispered something rather suggestive to me. It left me in such shock I didn't know where I was.

"Bob Geldof has organised this amazing global event, I was facing 210,000 people, the cameras were rolling, and f---ing Elton John is dueting with me.

"And Bob's daughter has secretly made a pass at me. It's all I can think about. It did my head in. I didn't think Bob would be very happy."


lmao what absolute bullshit!

Sure you might be a bit shocked but not to the point that you're staggering around the stage and it appears your eyes are about to roll back into your head as you pass out.

Way to try and shift the blame!

I absloutely love this statement

I wasn't out of it on drugs," Doherty told the Daily Mirror from the Spanish island of Ibiza.

That's classic!
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[04 Jul 2005|08:41pm]

It was bound to happen sooner or later...

child celebrity + no longer that famous = DRUGS!Collapse )
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[28 Jun 2005|01:13am]


You know you want to.
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You look at me and I just die [22 Jun 2005|05:58pm]

[ mood | amused ]

Lohan takes a diva detour
Tuesday Jun 21, 7:15 AM ET

By William Keck, USA TODAY

It was the Lohan 500 at the world premiere of Disney's "Herbie: Fully Loaded" as 18-year-old Lindsay Lohan raced down a black-carpeted stretch of Hollywood Boulevard with the speed of Mario Andretti, passing 17 VW Herbie Beetles and leaving reporters in the dust.

After a screening of the film, which opens Wednesday, Lohan stomped out into the lobby of the El Capitan Theatre huffing, "I'm so (angry)!" Her team of handlers hurried her into a bathroom for a 12-minute cooling down period.

At a block-party carnival after the screening, Lohan was hugged by her mother, Dina, and received compliments from co-star Matt Dillon, before explaining her outburst.

"I was upset when I didn't hear my song ("First") during the race scene, where I originally thought it would be," Lohan said while signing autographs. "I was like, 'Whoaaa,' because nobody stays to hear the song in the closing credits."

"So I ran out."

"First" is especially important to her because "I recorded it right before I got sick (from exhaustion) and went to the hospital. And then I shot the video for it and re-sprained my ankle. I pushed myself to get it done for the movie when I probably should have waited."

Dillon had helped return a smile to her freckled face by telling the teen: "You're beautiful. You are." Lohan wore a watermelon-colored Valentino country dress with white polka dots that brought to mind the 1960s, when the very first Herbie movie ("The Love Bug") made its debut.

Despite her public falling out with her father, Michael, who has had a series of run-ins with the law, Lohan offered him a warm Father's Day message: "I hope he's well. God bless him, and I love him."

Michael Keaton plays Lohan's dad in the film and said he often had to step in as her father figure on set.

"The boys in the movie gave her a hard time," Keaton said.

Lohan confirmed with a laugh: "They totally tortured me. They turned the electricity off in my trailer, and they'd bang on the walls."

Lohan's svelte figure has been scrutinized in the tabloids of late. But when a waiter brought a fully loaded baked potato, she said, "That is my lunch" and added that on Saturday, "I was at the pool with my brother having sundaes."


ahahahaha what a head case! Oh noes! my song is at the end!!!

And why was she being told she's beautiful? What's that got to do with it? Shouldn't he have being saying something about her song?

"You know Lidnsey, you're song was really lyk omg so kewl! and you're really the bestest singer ever in the whole wide universe!!!11!"

And how I laugh at her being "tortured" by the mean ol boys. The poor dear. They'd bang on the walls! What little bastards!!! *cries*

And I love love love her whole angst at writing the song. Yeah I'm sure that's why you went to hospital. Exhaustion.... caused by the boys.... banging on the walls I bet.

This picture for some reason seems appropriate...

Here are the lyrics to the lovelysong
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[18 Jun 2005|02:12pm]

For weeks, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes answered questions about marriage by saying, "That's something we have to talk about." On Friday morning, they finally found the time at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

"Today is a magnificent day for me, I'm engaged to a magnificent woman," the 42-year-old Cruise said at a news conference. "It was early this morning at the Eiffel Tower, so I haven't slept at all."

The crowd of journalists cheered and applauded as the couple looked at each other, smiling and blushing. Holmes, seated nearby, held her hands together in her lap, a massive diamond ring on her finger.

Now it's everyone else's turn to chat about Hollywood's newest (and previously most suspicious) coupling.

Ever since Cruise and Holmes, 26, went public with their relationship in April, smooching and posing for photographers in Rome, many have doubted the romance the words "publicity stunt" have rained down on the couple like an alien invasion. While Cruise's new film, "War of the Worlds," has yet to open, Holmes' "Batman Begins" hit U.S. theaters Wednesday. Skeptics may still decry the romance, but it's difficult to doubt a relationship when a ring is involved.

"I think getting engaged actually defuses a lot of the skepticism. No one would take a publicity stunt this far," says Janice Min, editor-in-chief of Us Weekly magazine.

"I think they have every intention of getting married and every intention of having kids. I think that Tom Cruise is not the kind of celebrity who would venture into this lightly."

Despite the whirlwind nature of the romance, Min isn't alone in her belief in the stability of the couple's relationship.

"It could last forever. It could last till death do them part," says Bonnie Fuller, editorial director of American Media, the parent company of Star magazine. "These are two people that are known to be serious individuals."

In a celebrity world where couples such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are obsessive about their privacy, Holmes and (especially) Cruise have been outgoing.

"What's unusual about it is that it doesn't fit the usual contours of a celebrity romance," says Larry Hackett, deputy editor at People magazine. "It isn't the blind Page Six item, followed by the 'two stars leaving separately from a nightclub,' followed by the denials, followed by the 'don't ask us personal questions.' Followed by the photograph of them together.

"It was presented fully baked for public consumption."

In seemingly every interview, Cruise has proclaimed that Holmes is "magnificent." His acrobatic, gaga appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" last month was so over the top, it amazed everyone.

But the romance that refused to play by the rules of Hollywood PR etiquette culminated in a remarkably traditional way. After all, the Eiffel Tower is almost a cliche locale for a marriage proposal.

"I've never actually been to the Eiffel Tower," Cruise said of the choice. "It's Paris, you know. It's beautiful, a beautiful city. It's very romantic."

Cruise has been married twice to Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman. Holmes had a long-standing engagement with actor Chris Klein.

A wedding date hasn't been set. "We haven't discussed that one step at a time," Cruise said. "Let's see. We're not sure."

There will likely be plenty of potential difficulties. Cruise is 16 years older than Holmes and is a devoted follower of the Church of Scientology. (Holmes has said she's embracing the religion.)

More threatening could be their dramatic openness.

"Public discussion and public consideration of their relationship is on the table," says Hackett. "It will be exceedingly difficult if not impossible to remove that."

He adds that actresses such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez turned much more tightlipped after going through tabloid-heavy romances.

However, Fuller thinks the candor may be a positive, more natural existence.

"In some ways I think that's very smart," she says. "I do wonder why certain celebrities insist on trying to hide the fact that they're having a relationship. ... In some ways that fuels the gossip much more than being completely open and public about it.

"I think, actually, they're going to make it easier for themselves."

Still, psychologist Joyce Brothers, for one, is concerned Cruise and Holmes have been caught up in their own momentum.

"People easily get pushed into relationships in Hollywood," Brothers says. "When you have two people, it's double the publicity. It's cubed. There's an enormous amount of desire to push it along."

But, Brothers adds, "A lot of people have lost their heads and hearts in Paris."
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