Friday, May 30, 2008

May 30th Is Here!

Today is finally the day to "get carried away." I just did and what a ride it was! A very emotional rollercoaster I must say! No spoilers for those out there who haven't seen it yet, but oh so exciting and oh so fabulous! Right now I'm thinking my weekend might include seeing it over and over again. And no, I'm really not kidding!

Photo Credit: Google

- Erin Dustin

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Question of the Day: What Gives You Instant Gratification?

I’ve been challenged to answer this curious question … Here are five fabulous thrills that make me feel gratified and confident. And then I encourage you to comment with your own answers!

1. Snagging an interview. Be it an A-list star or a C-list socialite, grabbing someone on the red carpet or inside an event for a quickie Q&A is always exciting. (Okay, it’s more gratifying when it’s someone you really admire and they give you awesome answers.) Really, it’s such a feeling of accomplishment! See me interview my four favorite gals HERE ... Shameless self promotion.)

2. Dishing the dirt. When you hear a piece of juicy gossip, it’s hard not to share. And I adore when others join the conversation. I love it when I get comments on my blog, emails in my inbox, and fan mail to my address. (Okay, fan mail only comes from my mom … but it’s still much appreciated.)

3. A cuddle with my puppy. I mean talk about instant gratification. I feed her, she thanks me with kisses. I play with her, she rewards me with love-bites. I scold her, and she still nuzzles into my neck. She's just the cutest toy poodle ever. (Her name, by the way, is Reese Witherspoon.)

What gives you instant gratification? Comment!

Quote Of The Day

"As far as people thinking I'm pretty or something, I don't know. It's amazing what a haircut and forgetting to shave will do." - David Cook on his newfound popularity.

- Erin Dustin

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dan And Serena Live On

Although Gossip Girl has sadly ended for the summer, (wiping away tears as I speak) I'm not sure if Blake Lively and Penn Badgley got the memo. Though their characters broke it off in the season finale, the real-life couple seems to still be going strong as they were spotted in NYC's West Village this past week.

- Erin Dustin

Ashlee Simpson No More (And Def. Expecting!)

Due to her recent marriage to rocker Pete Wentz, Ashlee Simpson has made a very traditional change in her life. She is now Ashlee Wentz! Professionally though, she'll go by Ashlee Simpson-Wentz. She says, "I think that that's something that a woman should do when they're marring a man. It's a tradition that I think is a great tradition."

Oh and a little fyi, just a few moments ago, I saw the confirmation that everyone has been waiting for. The Wentzes are preggers!

"While many have speculated this, we wanted to wait until after the first trimester to officially confirm that we are expecting our first child. This is truly the most joyous time in our lives and we are excited to share the happy news and start our family." - Mr. and Mrs. Pete Wentz.

- Erin Dustin

Welcome Home Girls!

Last night's HUGE event brought out NYC's favorite girls to Radio City for the highly-anticipated SATC premiere. Along with some of NYC's own, many a fan and not to mention the rain, Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha returned home to an amazing reception and an outpouring of love.

With a front-row on-the-pink-carpet view, I witnessed everything from the flash that was Ashley Olsen and Jennifer Hudson's short bob (she was even being touched up on the carpet in-between interviews!) to SJP's GORGEOUS dress (she said she thought it looked like the Empire State building, how NYC of you Carrie Bradshaw!) and Patricia Field's radiant hair and personality. Lynn Cohen, who plays Magda, was adorable and even commented on the girl power of our fabulous video slash interview team! Jason Lewis was whisked by as he walked into the venue, but did look back to smile, so don't worry Smith, I forgive you. The Donald stopped for a brief moment as did Cynthia Nixon, Willie Garson, (who just adopted a son, aw!) Donna Karan, Fergie and Idina Menzel. The mob scene that was NYC last night once again showed how excited this city is for their SATC!

After the premiere, we were able to get a sneak preview of the after-party held at the MoMA. With the Swarovski-crystal couch, the trees wrapped in pink lights, bouquets of flowers, the music (deejayed by Samantha Ronson, and no Lindsay was not there), the appetizers and a sample of the "Carried Away" cosmo, the scene was more than glamourous!

More deets to come!

- Erin Dustin

Friday, May 23, 2008

Lindsay And Samantha

Brangelina isn't the only one making headlines in Cannes. Lindsay Lohan and her BFF, deejay Samantha Ronson shared a kiss on board of Diddy's yacht in the South of France yesterday. Affectionate with each other all night, holding hands and getting cozy, the two still say they are just friends. The best of friends apparently.

- Erin Dustin

Michelle On The Red Carpet

Michelle Williams is stunning as she returns to the public eye! Seen on the red carpet with her usual gracious smile, the actress is in Cannes promoting her two films Wendy and Lisa as well as Synecdoche, New York. This is her her first big appearance since Heath Ledger's death.

- Erin Dustin

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Cook Takes The Title

Last night's Idol proved victorious for David Cook as he was given the title of this year's American Idol. What a voice and what a season he had! Props to David Archie as well, what a competitor and what a voice, I'm sure he'll go far. I was on the edge of my seat last night, I literally didn't know which David, I mean which way it would go. I would have been happy either way, but I think David C. deserved it a little more. I can't wait to see what kind of record he'll come out with! Congrats!

- Erin Dustin

Fergie Flips For Today

Check out Fergie's performance of "Barracuda" on the Today Show Tuesday.


- Erin Dustin

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

What An Interesting Pair

I'm confused.

Jesse McCartney and Danity Kane's Aubrey O'Day stepped out together last night in Manhattan.

NYC's Waverly Inn + new celeb pairings = we know what happens next. (ie a Jen and John deja vu)

- Erin Dustin

Jessica And Cash Get Hitched

There must be something in the water.

Jessica Alba and Cash Warren secretly got married yesterday in a Beverly Hills courthouse. Both casually dressed, Alba with her hair in a ponytail and in a long blue dress and Warren clad in a white shirt and brown pants, the nuptials took place under an arch of green silk leaves and white flowers. 40 minutes after applying for a marriage license, the two married, with no guests present.

The newlyweds are expecting a little girl this summer!

- Erin Dustin

Monday, May 19, 2008

Katie To Make Her Broadway Debut

What will Katie Holmes be doing this fall?

Funny you should ask.

Six nights a week, she'll be performing onstage in Arthur Miller's All My Sons alongside Dianne Wiest, Patrick Wilson and John Lithgow. This is her first play since high school.

Looks like TomKat will be calling NYC home come fall.

- Erin Dustin

She Shows!

The ACM Awards brought out many a country star last night, but most importantly, the Las Vegas orange carpet brought out Nicole's baby bump!

"We're very excited. We're very pregnant and good." - Nicole Kidman

- Erin Dustin

GG Tonight!

A big wedding, or not one at all?
Dan and Serena dunzo?
Blair and Chuck, yes, no, maybe? (hopefully?)
Little J making a queen bee comeback?
And Georgina, please tell me that we get rid of you ASAP!

Tune in for the big season finale of Gossip Girl!

Who: Of course everyone, it's a must-watch
What: An eventful night for the most popular Upper East Siders
Where: CW
Why: I mean really, should I even have to answer this question...
When: Tonight, 8 pm (EST)

- Erin Dustin

Shiloh = The Cutest Of Them All

As the Jolie-Pitts continue to frolic around France, I just wanted to point out something...

How cute is she?!

Shiloh is definitely my favorite celeb baby!

And what about those parents of hers? Not too shabby themselves, I might add.

- Erin Dustin

Britney's Time Off

Brit has been MIA from the L.A. scene for the past week while she's been vacationing with her dad Jamie, Mel Gibson and his wife in Costa Rica.

She's been spending a lot of time on the beach with a little fun in the sun, water activities and smiles all around!

She looks so happy!

Apparently a vacation much-needed!

- Erin Dustin

Quote Of The Day

"I don't want to be my child's best friend; I want to be a mom. But I do want my child to come to me when they have problems and need to talk, so it's going to be about treading that line." - Jessica Alba

- Erin Dustin

Friday, May 16, 2008

Couples Alert

Pete and Ashlee to marry this weekend! Both celebrated bachelor slash bachelorette parties last night. Pete, accompanied by Joe Simpson, his bandmates and Joel Madden, began at LA's Mr. Chow, followed by a party in the Marilyn Monroe suite at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. As for Ashlee, she spent the evening at the luxury lingerie store Kiki De Montparnasse.

Since California's Supreme Court turned down the law banning gay marriage, Ellen DeGeneres announced yesterday that she and girlfriend Portia de Rossi are engaged. Congrats!

Are they or aren't they? Earlier reports stated that Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson are dunzo! But wait, Jessica (Ashlee's maid of honor) will be bringing Tony as her date to her sister's nuptials this weekend. Hmmm.

- Erin Dustin

Paris Channeling SJP

Who do you think you are Ms. Hilton?

Nice hat.

- Erin Dustin

America The Beautiful

Ugly Betty who?

- Erin Dustin

Another City, Another Premiere

The ladies of SATC graced the red carpet as their highly-anticipated summer movie premiered in Berlin yesterday.

Once again, the fab. four looked STUNNING as they continued to conquer the world.

- Erin Dustin

Thursday, May 15, 2008

John And Jen Do NYC

From Miami to Orlando and now the Big Apple, John Mayer and Jennifer Aniston are conquering many a city as their romance continues.

Seen exiting NYC hotspot, the Waverly Inn after a romantic night with a hot plate of mac n' cheese, Johnifer (US Weekly's newly tagged nickname for the two) continued the evening around the city at Hudson Bar and Books with champagne, kissing and a little dancing, courtesy of Mayer.

- Erin Dustin


It seems that the Jolie-Pitt brood will be expanding by two.

The news about Brangelina's twins was actually confirmed by Jack Black while doing an interview with Angie promoting their new movie Kung Fu Panda in Cannes.

Thanks Jack!

- Erin Dustin

Monday, May 12, 2008

SATC Premieres

Sex and the City: The Movie premiered today in London and all four girls looked gorgeous!

I LOVE LOVE SJP, but I'm kinda curious about what seems to be growing on the top of her head. I can't yet decide if I love the Carrie-esque look, or if it might be a tad bit too crazy...

Actually, I think I just made up my mind. I love it! That girl can wear anything, in character or not, and I'll always be amazed!

And a little fyi, SJP reportedly has 81 costume changes in the movie! That deserves an OMG for sure!

May 30th is just around the corner, can't wait!

- Erin Dustin