Here are some new photos of Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe at the Sydney premiere of Les Miserables today… or yesterday… or tomorrow? At some point. Don’t ask me to figure out the time difference. I think it was “today”. I know you ladies will continue the long-standing fight about Hugh and how cute he is and whether or not he would be into you, and while you’re yelling about that, I will grab Russell Crowe and take him to my special place (“Bone-ville”). I know, he looks like a chubby, middle-aged d-bag, but I’m still into it. RUSTY 4 EVA.
So I thought I would take this opportunity to wish everybody merry Christmas and happy holidays. All of us here at Celebitchy hope that you stay safe and warm and happy, and that nothing cracked-out happens. If you are in the club and Lindsay Lohan walks in, just leave. The last thing you need is for your face to “accidentally” get in her fist’s way. Be careful while driving and try to get some Christmas Dong. I really am thinking of flying to Ireland to try to put a big red bow on THIS ONE.
A few days ago, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were spotted in Namibia. They were photographed doing some last-minute shopping for the kids (photo here, at Radar). Angelina had already said in an interview that they planned to spend Christmas traveling and “having an adventure”. So the adventure was a trip to Namibia, Shiloh’s birthplace.
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and all the little Jolie-Pitts are spending Christmas in Namibia, RadarOnline.com has learned. The couple was spotted yesterday doing some last minute holiday shopping at a mall in the city of Windhoek, and RadarOnline.com has the pictures.
The coastal African nation of Namibia is where the couple’s daughter Shiloh was born on May 27, 2006.
Angelina tipped her hand about the family’s Christmas vacation plans in a recent interview.
“We’re going to travel with the kids and go to a random part of the world,” she told Larry King. “We’re going to travel and have an adventure because that’s what we love to do.”
By the looks of the shopping cart loaded with toys Angie was seen pushing through the mall, the kids woke up to a very merry Christmas this morning.
It’s kind of nice. Maybe Angelina and Brad are thinking about starting that Namibian charity in Shiloh’s name, like they’ve always claimed they would. As for spending the holidays in Africa… eh. I mean, it works for them, and as the Brangeloonies pointed out (meaning “they yelled at me”), the Jolie-Pitt family goes to Missouri every other Christmas, and spend the other times traveling and adventuring. Also, I had this thought: they spent much of the past three months or so in the snowy, freezing cold of Budapest, Hungary. They might want to just be somewhere warm, you know?
Here’s a clip from Angelina’s 2006 interview with Ann Curry when she was pregnant with Shiloh, and the family was in Namibia.
Nearly a hundred Santa’s drunk at the Dayton mall caused a major disturbance, according to Miami Township police.
“It was right there in the middle of the mall. The kids were scared to death. They’re arresting Santa Claus. That’s what we live for. It’s the Christmas spirit,” said Chris Tussey who quickly recorded an arrest a woman dressed in a Santa suit on his cell phone.
“Cops were everywhere. Santa’s were running everywhere with their hats. It was, yeah, one of the most craziest things I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Tussey.
Sgt. Paul Nienhaus with Miami Township Police says the Santas were “part of a social group or organization called ‘Santa Con’ that started out as a pub crawl the same evening.”
We found them on the web at www.santacon.info. The group says they have members across the country, even the globe, who organize these pub crawls then go to public places.
According to their site, they give out candy to kids and naughty toys to adults. Then they sing Christmas songs from their song book that is full of naughty lyrics.
“I’m not sure if their goal was to sing Christmas carols or not. They never really got that far. They did make it into the mall and apparently got very noisy, shouting and apparently scared a lot of people there,” said Sgt. Nienhaus.
Mall security wanted them out and off of the private property. Tussey says that is when it got crazy.
“All the Santas are running like every which way. They’re dispersing and people in the mall, you know, they’re getting a little worried because, you know, now cops are filing in from all exits and doors and everywhere.”
The woman caught on Tussey’s cell phone and another woman were both arrested for resisting arrest. Police say the rest of the Santa’s complied and left the mall.
“It was the most craziest thing I’ve seen. The mall was like a stampede. Everyone was exited, you know trying to get out of there,” said Tussey.
Here’s what bothers me about these Santacons: “won’t anyone think of the children?” The NYC Santacon has “Don’t f*ck with kids” as one of their main rules, along with “Don’t f*ck with cops, security or Santa.” It’s hardly enough to keep a drunken mob of Santas from confusing any kids who still believe in the old guy. My son is six and is just starting to ask whether Santa is real. I give him a noncommittal answer like “Some people believe in Santa and some people don’t.” What would I tell him if we saw a bunch of crazy Santas at the mall, “Those are just Santa imposters who’ve had too much Peppermint Schnapps?” It sounds like this SantaCon concept, like flash mobs in general, is just about played out. Who I am kidding? It looks like a lot of fun. You know what we need next – BrideCons. Women dressed in their bridal gowns getting drunk together. I would so do that. It would be like a mass bachelorette party after we’re well aware of the reality of marriage.
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and their globetrotting family won’t be staying put for Christmas.
“We’re going to travel with the kids and go to a random part of the world,” Jolie told Ryan Seacrest on his KIISFM radio show Friday. “We’re going to travel and have an adventure because that’s what we love to do.”
It’s hard to image when the mother of six, who’s currently promoting her latest film The Tourist, has had time to shop for Christmas, but Jolie says she has all the kids’ gifts taken care of.
“I’ve got it all boxed and ready to go,” Jolie, 35, says. “I went through it today. I’m trying to get every stocking right and all the wrapping paper.”
And after the holidays? It’s back to work for Jolie, who just wrapped filming on her directorial debut in Hungary.
“I go into the editing room in January for a few months,” she said, adding that her animated sequel Kung Fu Panda 2 will be out in the spring.
“I’m a little schizophrenic,” she joked of her wide-ranging film choices, “but somehow it works out.”
I sent this story to CB on Friday, and we were chatting about it back and forth throughout the weekend, for some reason. CB thinks it would be nice if Angelina, Brad and the kids spent the holidays at home – or one of their homes. She doesn’t get why they always have to “travel” and “have adventures” for the holidays. I theorized that it was probably one of the few times during the year that the kids are out of school and no one has to work and they can travel as a family and do something all together. I don’t know, though. Perhaps Angelina is just trying to be “different”. I think it would nice if one year, their “exotic” holiday locale was just Missouri, you know? Spend the time with Brad’s family, have a Christmas tree, do a brunch. EXOTIC.
In one of last week’s many Kate Middleton tabloid cover stories, I read a line that I can’t get out of my head – I think it was from Us Weekly, but now I can’t find it, so whatever. Anyway, the line was that this Christmas would be Kate Middleton’s last one with her parents, because when she and William get married, she will be “forced” to spend the Christmas holiday with the royal family, and her parents won’t ever be invited. Thus, I tend to think of the royal family as the mob or witness protection. Once you marry into them, you have to give up your old life completely, even if that means never spending a holiday with your parents again. Well, anyway, People Magazine has more details on this “Where will Kate spend the rest of her Christmases?” issue – and apparently, it’s more complicated than you would think:
With an extravagant April wedding to plan, Prince William and Kate Middleton may be happy to enjoy a low-key Christmas holiday this year – away from the rest of the Royal Family.
In fact, for the holiday the prince, 28, is on duty at his base, RAF Valley, in North Wales, his office confirmed to PEOPLE, meaning that he will not be with Queen Elizabeth and the extended family at their royal retreat of Sandringham House, Norfolk, on the festive day.
His fiancée is not expected at the annual gathering of the Windsors either. But whether she will be with her parents for one last Christmas as a single woman or spend it with William, who will be flying his Sea King rescue helicopter, remains to be seen.
As for the future, William is expected to ensure that the Middletons are very much part of his life, and not ignored by the royal system. And he has reportedly indicated that while he has the excuse of working this year, it is not certain he will be at the Sandringham gathering every Christmas.
The prince made a big point of the fact that he is close to the family, whom he referred to as “Mike and Carole” in his official engagement interview on Nov. 16. And Mr. Middleton had earlier paid tribute to the couple, saying “They’re great fun to be with, and we’ve had a lot of laughs together.”
A palace source would not say whether it was a signal that the future king might spend some Christmases with his in-laws. “That is the future,” says the source. “The fact is he won’t be there this Christmas.”
Another palace source adds, “It’s quite obvious that Catherine comes from a close family and her parents are very supportive of both of them and I’m sure that will continue.”
It’s funny that it’s considered somehow shocking or groundbreaking that a girl marrying into the royal family might not be comfortable with cutting off ties to her family every Christmas. Bunch of dysfunctional loons. Anyway, I do hope that Prince William fights for the Middletons’ right to spend time with their daughter – after all, it was through the Middletons’ largesse and years of understanding that Kate was able to wait around for William for nine years.
The big news on Wednesday was that Dina Lohan was trying to crack hustle Lindsay Lohan out of rehab for a few days, so that mother and daughter could spend Thanksgiving in a coked-out, boozy haze in Long Island. But at the end of the day, the Betty Ford Clinic wouldn’t let Lindsay spend the holiday in New York, but they did okay an outing for Lindsay in-state. Yes, Lindsay got to leave the clinic for 13 hours or so to spend the holiday with her father, Michael Lohan. Ugh.
Lindsay Lohan is a free woman … for around 15 hours – LiLo got a one-day pass at Betty Ford to celebrate Thanksgiving … in L.A. … with her dad.
Sources close to the actress tell TMZ, she’s leaving her sober living facility in Palm Springs this morning to make the 2-hour drive … but she has to be back by late tonight.
We’re told a bunch of Lindsay’s friends are coming to dinner … along with Michael Lohan.
We’re guessing Dina Lohan will cook her turkey with the steam blasting from her ears.
I truly have mixed feelings about this crackhead spending so much time with her father. Yes, I do think Dina is just as bad/dangerous as Michael, but we’re setting the bar so low now, you know? I can’t even imagine what a Michael-and-Lindsay Thanksgiving looks like. You know Lindsay tried to snort the gravy mix.
By the way, Lindsay just tweeted her first tweet in months. It was about… Vanilla Sky? Ugh.
You know how I spent my Thanksgiving? Slathered in ham and turkey and mashed potatoes, in between viewings of the last three episodes of Dexter (ZOMG Jonny Lee Miller!!!). So I kind of missed the big Macy’s parade. Thankfully, I was able to catch up on some highlights this morning. Like this appearance by Jessica Simpson, who seemed to be making pains to A) Not look pregnant and B) Not screw up. In earlier interviews, Jessica said something about lip-syncing, and I think that’s probably why her vocals weren’t screwed up. Granted, it was a short song.
See? It wasn’t bad at all. When I think of cheese fests like holiday parades, I think of people like Jessica, so all in all, it was a solid appearance for her. Well done, Jess!
But you’ve got to love that she was basically opening for the Pillsbury Doughboy. Excellent.
I tend to think this story has the whiff of bullcrap, but whatever. According to PopEater’s gossip guy Rob Shuter, Angelina Jolie hates Thanksgiving. She hates it because she’s a friend to the Native Americans, and she thinks celebrating Thanksgiving would be a celebration of the systematic genocide of Native American peoples. Which… I mean, I understand that point of view if we’re just talking about history and stuff, and whether or not we should teach children the revisionist history of the first Thanksgiving and the plight of the Native Americans. But as a modern tradition, it’s come to mean something really nice, and I honestly don’t see Angelina refusing to let her family celebrate.
While everyone is preparing to give thanks tomorrow, one of America’s most famous families, the Jolie-Pitts, have decided to sit this Thanksgiving out.
“Angelina Jolie hates this holiday and wants no part in rewriting history like so many other Americans,” a friend of the actress tells me. “To celebrate what the white settlers did to the native Indians, the domination of one culture over another, just isn’t her style. She definitely doesn’t want to teach her multi-cultural family how to celebrate a story of murder.”
Angelina has been filming her directorial debut, about a Serbian man and Bosnian woman who fall in love during the Bosnian War. Angie, always extremely sensitive to the suffering throughout the world, is filming in English and the native languages.
“Angelina gets so grossed out by Thanksgiving that she has made sure her family will not be in America this year on Thursday,” an insider tells me.
And although Brad Pitt recently told ‘EXTRA,’ “We’ll whip up a turkey somewhere,” he certainly hasn’t shared that plan with Angelina. A family friend tells me, “If Brad wants turkey, he will have to cook it himself. For Angie, it will be another day when America tries to rewrite history.”
I love the line “If Brad wants turkey, he will have to cook it himself.” OH SCANDAL. You know Brad will just try to deep-fry that sh-t and he’ll end up burning down the chateau. Just as the pilgrims intended!
Back to the discussion on revisionist history, I’d just like to tell a story from my own perspective. When I was very young – like, elementary school – my grade had to use this very dated Virginia history book that was full of all of these crazy lies and half-truths about slavery and the tragic history of original Virginia settlements (crazy sh-t went down in Jamestown, for real). Even at my young age, I knew it was crap. The lesson: kids aren’t stupid. They can comprehend that the revisionist story of Thanksgiving is crap, while also being taught that it’s a modern tradition we should embrace. Give these kids some credit! Empress Zahara demands some ham.
While you’re gobbling down your mom’s dry turkey (my mother hates juicy turkey, for some reason), stop for a moment and contemplate the total UNFAIRNESS of Lindsay Lohan’s life. You’d think that spending years acting like a perfectly respectable crackhead and being in and out of jail and rehab and extending all of that time and effort on the worst kind of crack shenanigans would ensure that she would – AT THE VERY LEAST – get to spend Thanksgiving with Mother Crackhead, right? WRONG.
With the Thanksgiving holiday just two days away Lindsay Lohan’s mom is still hoping that she will be able to spend the holiday with her daughter in their home state of New York, she tells RadarOnline.com exclusively.
“I am still trying to get her to New York to be with us for Thanksgiving,” Dina told RadarOnline.com.
Although Lindsay wanted to join her family back east, it looks as if she is stuck in California for Thanksgiving this year, RadarOnline.com has learned.
“The judge has not given her permission to leave the state, in fact, she can’t get permission until after January 3rd,” said our source.
But even with the judges orders in place, Dina has not given up trying to be with her daughter and longs to spend time with her.
“I would love to have her with me during the holidays,” Dina told RadarOnline.com.
But a friend of the star feels that staying in Los Angeles might just be the best thing for his close pal.
“She’s been doing really well in rehab, and it’s just better that she doesn’t travel while’s she’s still working on getting better.”
Meanwhile, the Betty Ford Center will be serving a buffet-style Thanksgiving dinner. The cafeteria staff will prepare turkey, ham, stuffing and all the holiday trimmings.
During dinner there will be a “Gratitude Celebration” where family members and staff take the opportunity to praise each patient and congratulate them for maintaining a sober and drug free life.
Dina really doesn’t think the rules ever apply to her or Lindsay, does she? The judge said Lindsay had to stay in rehab until January 3, but Lindsay and Dina are both experts at the crack hustle, so I’m actually kind of shocked their hustle hasn’t worked. Also: why is absolutely necessary to have Thanksgiving in New York? I mean, besides the possibility to score some drugs from local dealers. Why can’t Dina just celebrate in California, and actually exert the effort to be with her daughter on Thanksgiving through court-approved methods?
That being said, The Betty Ford Clinic seems to be buying some of the Lohan crack hustle, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they allowed Lindsay to leave for 24 hours or something like that.
In September, Mackenzie Phillips went public with allegations that her father, Mamas and the Papas member John Phillips raped her and committed incest with her for many years. Mackenzie was releasing a book at the time, and got a huge amount of press for her explosive allegations. Many, including her stepmother (Mamas and the Papas’ Michelle Phillips) said she was wrong to accuse her father of incest now that he’s dead, and if she was going to bring it up she should have done so when he was alive. Not surprisingly, the whole thing has created a huge rift within the Phillips family, and not everyone believes Mackenzie, who has a long history of severe drug addiction.
As a result of all the tension and accusations, Mackenzie has been uninvited to the family Thanksgiving, and is pretty distraught about it.
Actress MACKENZIE PHILLIPS has been told to stay away from her extended family’s Thanksgiving Day get together on Thursday (26Nov09) because she’s not welcome after going public with incest claims against her late father. Phillips stunned the world earlier this year (09) when she revealed she and her father, Mamas & The Papas star John Phillips, had a decade-long romance, which began with a non-consensual sex encounter.
She went public with the shocking revelation in her bestselling book High on Arrival – and then appeared on U.S. TV shows to discuss her twisted relationship with her late dad. The big reveal split her family, with half-sister Chynna supporting her decision to come forward and stepmother Michelle Phillips insisting MACkenzie was wrong to go public with the incest claims.
And now it seems John’s Mamas & The Papas bandmate and ex-wife is having the final say on the controversy by insisting MACkenzie stays away from the family over Thanksgiving. MACkenzie says, “I have been uninvited to the family Thanksgiving, which is very difficult.”
Meanwhile, in a recent interview with U.S. news show Entertainment Tonight, Michelle states she still struggles to believe her recovering drug addict stepdaughter’s incest story: “I respect John, I will always respect him as a musician and a man… If these accusations were gonna be made, they should have been made while John was alive.”
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight on Monday (23Nov09), Michelle states, “I really don’t wanna discuss this at all. I refuse to get drawn into the controversy.”
I doubt this could have been that surprising. If Mackenzie’s version of events is true, then obviously what she wants and needs is for her family to rally around her and support her. Being without your family during the holidays is incredibly hard, even if you don’t really like your family. You can pull it together and deal with it once or twice, but it’s one of those things where time doesn’t really heal the wound, it just grows deeper and hurts worse.
Hopefully Mackenzie has other friends and family she can spend the holiday with – ones who are supportive and want her around. Her accusations against her father are much bigger than your typical family drama, and I’d imagine it will be a good long while before they all gather around a holiday table again. Making her own new holiday traditions would be a good idea, instead of relying on her family to provide that right now. I’m sure it’s not the worst thing she’s gone through, but it’s a special kind of ache if you don’t handle it right.
Here’s Mackenzie Phillips signing her new book ‘High on Arrival’ at the ‘Booksoup’ in West Hollywood on October 25th. Images thanks to WENN.com .