Sean Penn, Charlize Theron and Woody Harrelson got into the festive spirit on Friday (13Dec13) by attending a holiday party thrown by Family Guy creator Seth Macfarlane at his California home. The Ted filmmaker turned his pad into a winder wonderland and invited his famous friends, including Molly Simms, Nick and Vanessa Lachey, Brittany Snow, Aziz Ansari, Paris Hilton and Emile Hirsch, to dance the night away as they enjoyed a lavish spread of food.
A source tells Eonline.com, "You walked in and there was snow on the ground and blowing snow with snowmen and carollers. There was an upstairs part with a bar and then a tent below where the party was."
On Saturday (14Dec13), one of the event planners posted a picture collage on Instagram.com of the party decorations, with a caption which read, "Real snow, Christmas carolers, dirty Santa, drunk and passed out snowmen, ski lodge, 'smores bar, spiked hot chocolate...these are a few of my favorite things...the best holiday party..."
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Shock; the world is in utter shock. Okay, by "the world" I mean women in their 20s who obsessed over Melissa Joan Hart in her Nickelodian glory days. However, it is pretty surprising that the quirky child star and current mother of three was once a huge partier and drug user.
Melissa Explains It All, a play on the Nickelodian series Clarissa Explains It All, is the new tell-all book that details Hart's colorful past, and calls out the other Hollywood celebs who partied with her. Life & Style got a peek at the book, and highlighted some of Hart's noteworthy antics. The author explains, "I experimented with weed, Ecstasy, mushrooms and mescaline for about a year and a half."
She goes on the say she took Ecstacy at the Playboy Mansion in 1999, then made out with a girl on the limo ride home. She even showed up to her Maxim photo shoot still under the influence. Hart admits she was "kind of running with a bad crowd," which apparently included Ryan Reynolds, Nick Carter, and Jerry O'Connell. She adds that she had a fling with both Carter and O'Connell, and labels O'Connell a "man-whore." Another Hollywood hottie that makes it into the book is Ashton Kutcher. Hart recalls, "Ashton and I just didn't get along," and explains she twice tried the throw him out of her parties for making "smartass remarks."
While the tell-all is both shocking and alarming, it has a happy ending. Hart says she never became addicted to the drugs, and in fact, "just didn’t enjoy taking drugs. I don’t like the loss of control.” She is now happily married and staring on the popular sitcom Melissa and Joey.
Check out Melissa Explains It All when it hits shelves Oct. 29.
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Paris Hilton has fired back at her ex-boyfriend Nick Carter after the Backstreet Boys star suggested dating the reality TV socialite at the height of his drug abuse issues was a terrible idea. Carter has opened up about his past substance abuse hell in his memoirs Facing the Music and Living to Talk About It, and he also talks about his regrets about getting involved with The Simple Life star almost a decade ago in 2004.
Earlier this week (beg23Sep13), he told news show Access Hollywood, "It is what it was. I was with someone who wasn’t good for me at the time. I might not have been good for her at the time. We had the partying in common... You go through (life), you have exes and you have past situations. But I don’t fault her for anything."
He also told In Touch magazine, "(She) fed my worst impulses as far as partying."
And now Hilton has responded by releasing a statement, which reads: "I don’t believe I was a negative influence on Nick, we dated for a very short period of time, almost 10 years ago, and when we met he was already a successful pop star; I’m pretty sure that was the only thing influencing him at the time. I’m glad he got help for his problems and wish him all the best."
Actress Melissa Joan Hart has upset old pal Paris Hilton with drug revelations in her memoirs. In Melissa Explains it All, which hits bookshelves at the end of next month (Oct13), Hart opens up about her secret drug abuse hell and claims Hilton once offered her cocaine at a party - something the socialite's publicist insists the actress has misremembered.
Talking about the dark moments in the book, the TV star tells Life & Style magazine, "I experimented with weed, Ecstasy, mushrooms and mescaline for about a year and a half. I was kind of running with a bad crowd. I just didn't enjoy taking drugs. I don't like the loss of control."
She reveals she once took Ecstasy at the Playboy Mansion in 1999 and made out with an unnamed woman in the limo ride home.
But it's her revelations about a party at Hilton's home, where the socialite allegedly offered her cocaine, that is set to really shock readers.
A rep for Paris has denied the claim.
And she's not the only celebrity who will be upset with Hart over her revelations - she also opens up about past flings with Jerry O'Connell and Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter, and she rips Ashton Kutcher for being a "smart a**", explaining she twice tried to kick him out of her parties for being a wiseguy.
She says, "Ashton and I just didn't get along."
Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter regrets his decade-long battle with drugs and alcohol because it led to depression, which he still has to deal with. Now six years sober, the pop star opens up about the extent of his abuse issues in his new memoir, Facing the Music and Living to Talk About It, revealing that during the height of his problems, he took Ecstasy pills, cocaine and drank a large bottle of vodka a night.
He tells In Touch magazine, "I regret taking Ecstasy. The amount I did caused changes to my brain that are responsible for my bouts of depression now."
Carter also details his romance with ex-girlfriend Paris Hilton in the book, and admits she was the wrong person for him at the lowest time of his life.
He adds, "(She) fed my worst impulses as far as partying."
The man singled out as the ringleader of the so-called Hollywood 'Bling Ring' has publicly apologised to his celebrity victims Orlando Bloom, Megan Fox and Rachel Bilson after stealing $3 million (£1.94 million)-worth of goods from their homes during a 10-month crime spree. Nick Prugo was part of the gang that targeted the stars' exclusive Hollywood Hills neighbourhood over the course of 2008 and 2009, nabbing designer clothing, jewellery and cash from the celebrities.
Prugo was convicted of felony first degree residential burglary and was sentenced to a year behind bars, while he also underwent rehab treatment for substance abuse.
The youngster's crime drama has been turned into a film by director Sofia Coppola, with Emma Watson in one of the starring roles, and, as the film opens across the world, he has issued heartfelt apologies to a number of his most high-profile victims in the pages of America's Star magazine.
Reaching out to the celebrities, Prugo claims he was young and dumb - and his drug addicition only fuelled his troubles, stating: "I'm truly sorry. I was a teenager at the time and have come a long way."
During the candid interview, he confesses to burglarizing Bilson's home five times and reveals the gang made off with priceless jewellery belonging to the actress' grandmother.
Prugo says, "It was so personal, not like an article of clothing. She couldn't replace it. I definitely apologise for the fear I caused her and the loss of a family heirloom."
He also comes clean about a break-in at the home of Fox and her now-husband, Brian Austin Green, admitting they almost lost their new puppy.
He explains, "We let their new puppy out by mistake. I knew there were coyotes (in the area), so I spent the next two hours searching the neighbourhood and put him back. Then, of course, we did steal from them, and I am very sorry for that."
Meanwhile, Prugo also reveals they managed to return one of Bloom's Rolex watches to him after selling 10 others from his pricey collection for an estimated $5,000 (£3,226), and he expresses regret for scaring his other victims Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and reality TV star Audrina Patridge.
TV personality Nick Cannon has attempted to reach out to his former All That co-star Amanda Bynes amid concerns about her mental wellbeing, but he could not get in touch with her management team. Mariah Carey's husband starred alongside Bynes in the hit U.S. sketch show for three years, and he admits it's been tough for him to watch the Hairspray star's life play out in the headlines thanks to her months of bizarre behaviour and recent drug possession arrest.
He tells American radio host Howard Stern, "That's like my little sister. To see someone you've seen at nine and you know she was running around with a snotty nose, and now to see her like that, it's like, wow, man. It's sad."
But Cannon reveals he has been unable to make contact with the 27 year old to offer his support - because she's ditched her manager and publicist.
He adds, "I tried to reach out... She doesn't have any of her people (staff members) anymore."
Cannon isn't the only former pal reaching out to Bynes - Lance Bass and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton have also shared their concerns for the embattled actress, while her former The Amanda Show co-star Drake Bell and Hairspray castmate Nikki Blonsky have both revealed they are in contact with her - and she's fine.
Bell recently told America's OK! magazine, "I talk to her every day. She's a sweetheart... She's good, and she's healthy... She's in a place right now where she is searching. She's ready to be her own person, and do her own thing... She is a girl who is finding herself... Anytime I've ever been with Amanda, she's totally coherent, totally there, totally everything."
Sofia Coppola's latest film, The Bling Ring, brings the true story of a gang of young, celebrity-obsessed thieves, as chronicled in Nancy Jo Sales' 2010 Vanity Fair article "The Suspects Wore Louboutins," to the big screen. In the movie, we watch as Rebecca (Katie Chang) leads a group of friends in a series of celebrity home invasions, burglarizing the likes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson, and Orlando Bloom (among others).
The group's forays are motivated by a misplaced feeling of entitlement and a profound hunger for fame, making the entire story — and now Coppola's not-quite-fictionalized portrayal of events — somewhat prophetic. Before the final credits roll, both real and imagined Bling Rings achieve the very fame they so coveted.
While visions of Emma Watson (who plays teenaged thief Nicki), with her perfectly painted face and shiny brunette extensions, may dominate trailer time and promotional materials, it is in fact a boy — Marc, played by Israel Broussard — at the center of all the Bling Ring's drama. We see the formation of the crew and its exploits through the soft, doe-brown eyes of Marc, a self-conscious outsider who believes Rebecca to be, as he says (and the real Bling Ring "rat" Nick Prugo states in Sales' article), "the first person I felt was, like, my best friend." Portrayed by relative newcomer Broussard, Marc is a sympathetic — if misguided — lens to the inner-workings of the Bling Ring.
From Marc's vantage point, we watch Rebecca, Nicki, Sam (Taissa Farmiga), and Chloe (Claire Julien), "go shopping" in celebrity home after celebrity home. We watch as they try on Hervé Leger dresses and too-big Jimmy Choos. As they brandish about Brian Austin Green's pistol. As they snort cocaine off of compact mirrors while they blast Rick Ross from their car speakers. As they go clubbing… and clubbing again… and again. As they drink iced lattes. For Marc and the ladies, this is the life. But from an outsider's point of view, it's monotonous. And as a film, it's an aimless spiral of designers and drugs that borders on boring in its redundancy.
But The Bling Ring is not without its high points. It is speckled with scene-stealing performances, among them Broussard, Watson, and Leslie Mann as Nicki's Juicy sweatsuit-wearing, The Secret-loving mother; Julien is charming and hilarious as the degenerate Chloe. In the film's third act, however, Watson decides to up the ante and hijack the entire movie.
Marc is left in the shadows while Nicki, with her inadvertently hilarious prosthelytizing, steals the spotlight. While I have to believe that this happens in large part because Nicki's real life model, Alexis Neiers, captured the public's attention in 2010 with her reality show Pretty Wild (and that notorious "disappointed" phone call to Sales), it's jarring to suddenly leave Marc's narrative behind and follow Nicki through to the film's end.
But with Marc suddenly gone from the picture, the viewers have lost their anchor and the film suffers for it. He was the little substance we had to cling to in this nauseating roller-coaster ride of entitlement and excess. Without him, we can't help but feel a bit abandoned. Marc's disappearance personifies another major fault with the film, which is that Coppola fails to see things through — not on a plot-level, but thematically. She introduces her viewers to the world of celebrity obsession, but we are never really entranced by it. Repulsed rather than compelled by the characters, the audience is unable to relate to the Bling Ring members and therefore fails to see its own celebrity infatuation reflected in the characters' deeds. While this film had the opportunity to enlighten viewers to our own grotesque obsession with fame, we are instead left only denegrating the film's antiheros for theirs.
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Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter is developing his own reality TV series. His untitled docu-series will revolve around the pop star and his fiancee Lauren Kitt as they plan their upcoming wedding, and the project is already winning over executives at several U.S. cable networks, according to reports.
Carter tells blogger Perez Hilton, "It will also be about the growing up phase of my life."
And he isn't the only member of the grown-up boyband with his sights set on reality TV - A.J. McLean is desperate to show off his dancefloor skills on U.S. show Dancing With the Stars.
Bandmate Howie Dorough explains, "The same year that Nick's brother (Aaron Carter) did it (Dancing With the Stars) I was approached about doing it, but obviously couldn't do it because of the fact we were embarking on a new record and touring.
"I know A.J. has always said he's wanted to do it, for sure. He has almost begged to be on the show."
In a desperate attempt to regain her relevancy, 2007's Diva of the Year Paris Hilton signed a record deal with Lil Wayne's Cash Money Records. Birdman, Cash Money's CEO, confirmed the news in a tweet: "Welcome@ParisHilton to tha Family.RichgangRichgirl.YMCMB."
“This is a lot different than my first album," Hilton told Showbiz 411. "It’s really going to be house music.”
Hilton will be joining Nicki Minaj and Drake at Cash Money, so we're hoping her house album will feature some fresh verses — what ryhmes with "spoiled"?
Needless to say, we aren't the only ones scratching our heads at the news. Here's what the Twitterverse has to say about it:
Just heard Paris Hilton is releasing an album. RIP music (1400 B.C. - 2013†)
— Zedd (@Zedd) May 22, 2013
If Paris Hilton can get a record deal anything in life is possible.
— Young Roach(@ILoveYoungRoach) May 23, 2013
There is no longer a need for the cruciatus curse, Paris Hilton is releasing new music.
— The Dark Lord (@Lord_Voldemort7) May 23, 2013
I'm excited about Paris Hilton's new album. Finally the Death Star has a good enough reason to destroy Earth.
— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) May 23, 2013
Paris Hilton has a recording contract. Thousands of brilliant artists do not. Well played, Satan.
— Lou Brutus (@LouBrutus) May 23, 2013
And then... there's this guy:
Don't know what you guys are on about I loved Paris Hilton's first album.
— Archie (@stfuarchie) May 23, 2013
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