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I am a senior staff writer at THG and a big fan of Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Robert Pattinson. I believe Kim Kardashian is bad for society, but great for attention, and that The Real Housewives should all be banned from existence.

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No wonder they erected a giant statue of Shakira in Colombia. She's good people.

The gorgeous singer has launched a star-studded foundation to combat child poverty: the Latin America in Solidarity Action, whose Spanish acronym is ALAS, or "wings."

Shakira Rocks

The Grammy Award winner joined forces with fellow Colombian and Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez to launch the campaign in Panama City on Tuesday, with a promise to fight conditions that kill 350,000 children each year in the region.

It's safe to assume Brangelina will get involved at some point, right?

ALAS was conceived about a year ago by Shakira, who also heads the Colombia-based nonprofit foundation Pies Descalzos (or "Barefoot"), which helps child victims of violence. She started that foundation when she was just 18, after her first hit record.

"As soon as I harvested that success, I created that foundation," Shakira told People magazine last year. "Now it's really growing and has tangible results. It is as important as my musical career."

Spanish singer Miguel Bose will serve as executive director of ALAS, which its promoters say will not seek to replace other organizations that work with children or eliminate governments' obligation to eradicate poverty.

Rather, ALAS plans to bolster existing efforts.

"We all have to do our part to fight against inequality," Shakira said in a news release.

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Yesterday, Kevin Federline fans noted that Britney's new man, producer J.R. Rotem, had been removed from Kevin Federline's Top 20 MySpace friends list.

And we know what you're thinking: Come on, Kevin Federline doesn't have any fans.

Britney, Jason, Kevin

True. But not the point at the moment. Instead, we're gonna focus on the sad ending to the friendship between K-Fed and Jonathan Rotem. And all over a girl, how tragic.

Granted, it's a pretty hot girl. But we've all seen Britney Spears nude at this point, Kev, are you gonna take all of us off your MySpace list?

This also continues the very mature, effective celebrity trend of airing problems via their online message boards. Travis Barker told Shanna Moakler to shove it via MySpace.

Jason Wahler did the same to Lauren Conrad; and the relationship between Nicole Richie and Rachel Zoe may never be the same after the Internet medium was used and abused.

It's all very sad. Entertaining, hilarious, absurd and sad.

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Don't worry if Britney Spears is too busy with new boy toy, JR Rotem, to remember about her two actual boys at home. A former friend/rival has the commando queen covered.

Reports state that Christina Aguilera is playing Santa for the Spears' spawns, after ordering them Christmas gifts for them from a posh Los Angeles store.

Christina Aguilera: A Fresh Start!

The singer may be on tour in Europe, but she called hip celebrity baby boutique Petit Tresor to make sure the presents would arrive in time for the holidays.

Meanwhile, Britney is on tour of clubs with Paris Hilton and may not remember there even are holidays coming up.

Boutique owner Nina Takesh quoted Aguilera as saying: "I want to give them something adorable for the colder weather".

The star chose two blue cashmere schoolboy sweaters for $129 each for Sean Preston and Jayden James Federline.

No word yet on what K-Fed has picked out for his two kids, but hope Kendra Jade got a say in the matter. It's never too early to talk about the birds and the bees.

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An almost nude Penelope Cruz? Not too shabby.

An entirely nude Tricia Helfer? Not even remotely shabby.

Tricia Helfer in FHM UK

The Battlestar Galactica star, and host of Canada's Next Top Model, will be appearing nude in Playboy magazine next month. Geeks haven't been this excited since the Spider-Man 3 poster was revealed.

Here's the tease from the Playboy site:

Tricia Helfer: On Battlestar Galactica she's known as Number Six, but we can't think of her as anything less than a 10. The leggy former top fashion model makes love to our camera in quite the spread.

We can't say we're unexcited for this. With Matthew McConaughey now insisting on wearing clothes, it's nice to know other beautiful people are not.

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As Beyonce denies any feud with Jennifer Hudson, she does so without a wedding ring on her finger. But for how much longer will that be the case?

While the Dreamgirls star and Jay-Z were supposedly getting married at a luxury Caribbean resort last weekend, the singer/actress says that was never the case.

Striking a Unusual Pose

But it may be soon.

"You can't rush a man into anything - whether it's a relationship, marriage or having children," Beyonce said. "When he's ready, he'll let you know."

This relationship isn't the only one not walking down the aisle at the moment. In a new celebrity trend, other couples such as Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey have announced how UNmarried they are, as well.

Knowles isn't wigging out just yet, but she's also not shy about admitting what she does want at some point.

"My parents have been married for 27 years, and they're still in love. That's a great example for me. I know it's possible," she said to Parade magazine.

She also told the publication how "you know someone loves you by the way he treats you and respects you. You know it by how you both feel when you're together."

We bet Rachel McAdams would say the same thing about Ryan Gosling.

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As he promotes his '70s football drama, We Are Marshall, Matthew McConaughey isn't merely wearing a shirt. He's decked out in garish green and brown suit.

"The plaid suit helped me find the character. I loved it. Still wearing them," the actor said.

Bare-Footed McConaughey

But did he love such attire as much as he loves a certain bike-riding pal? Come clean, Matthew, what is the deal between you and Lance Armstrong?

"Lance has been a great friend. He's one of the great new relationships I've found in the last couple years.

"He's a great man. You look for people or ideas who are inspiring and he definitely is. His second chapter, now that he's not riding the tour, is to be the face and leader of cancer research. And he's attacking that just like he did the tour."

Okay, we believe you. Sounds like a normal, Oprah/Gayle-type of friendship to us.
Moving on. Let's talk about that sexy physique (seen here in a beautiful Matthew McConaughey picture). Just how much iron do you pump?

"I haven't been in a gym in years, but I'm in shape. I either run, dance, ride the bike or swim every day. Physically, spiritually and mentally, I try to keep in shape. I feel better and have better energy. I try to eat right."

It sure is working. Even through the actor is no longer dating Penelope Cruz, we're guessing she misses those pecs and abs. The two do remain friends.

"I just saw (her new movie) Volver, in fact," McConaughey told People magazine. "She's going to get an Oscar nomination â€" or she should. She's incredibly excited about that film."

Finally, how did Matthew lose the 16 pounds he put on for We Are Marshall? The new movie he's filming with Kate Hudson, Fool's Gold, forced him to get back into the shape we all know and love.

Presumably, without a shirt on.

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All we know for sure is that it's not David Spade she's k-i-s-s-i-n-g anymore.

Fresh off one of the oddest celebrity pairings we've seen, Heather Locklear was recently spotted sharing an intimate dinner with Christina Applegate's ex-husband. The man is also known as Johnathan Schaech, an actor probably best known for his role in That Thing You Do!

Heather Locklear Picture

"She really likes him," says a Locklear pal of the actor. "It's still in that fun, getting-to-know-each-other stage."

Of course, Locklear was married to Richie Sambora.

Who is now dating Denise Richards.

Who was once wed to Charlie Sheen.

Who has a soft spot for drag queens.

There may be a quiz on this later.

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Don't worry, Eddie Murphy, your sly way with the ladies is safe with us.

But you may wish to avoid every camera with a bulb if you actually want to keep your latest relationship on any sort of down low.

Eddie Murphy at Tower Heist Premiere

Seen here with his new squeeze, Tracey Edmonds, Murphy is attending the London premiere of Dreamgirls. He doesn't look like the sort of slime ball that would abandon a pregnant girlfriend and then publicly question the validity of his fatherhood. Does he?

Fortunately for the actor, a semi-tiff between Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson is dominating headlines around the movie.

Not that Eddie looks worried about that. Or anything. He's too busy being one cool dude.

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The staff at The Hollywood Gossip is fairly intelligent, but we're having difficulty following the recent logic of Rosie O'Donnell.

The co-host on The View made an innocent gesture by Kelly Ripa into an alleged incident of homophobia because those going out of their way to construe it that way could possibly find a way to do so.

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But now that members of the Asian-American community are expressing offense over recent Rosie remarks, the occasional actress has little remorse concerning the feelings of this minority group.

The situation makes O'Donnell more of a hypocrite than Rachel Bilson is an odd dresser. Here's what transpired:

Commenting on December 5 about a visit to the ABC show by an inebriated Danny DeVito, O'Donnell said:

"The fact is that it's news all over the world. That you know, you can imagine in China it's like: 'Ching chong. Danny DeVito, ching chong, chong, chong, chong. Drunk. The View. Ching chong.' "

While cute little Asian, Suri Cruise, didn't have a comment, O'Donnell responded coldly to others on her website with:

"It was not my intent to mock ... I do many accents and probably will continue to. My mom in law impression offends some southerners. What can you do? I come in peace."

However, the explanation did not satisfy many, including New York City councilman John C. Liu, who sent a letter to View executive producer Barbara Walters.

Liu told FOXNews.com on Monday: "The 'ching-chong' bit is not a trivial matter. It really hits a raw nerve for many people in the community â€" many like myself, who grew up with these kinds of taunts. We all know that it never ends at the taunts."

We agree. For someone who defends the honor of Clay Aiken, even when it doesn't need defending, Rosie should know better.

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And she's talking about her family in next month's issue.

Below are excerpts from the cover story Angelina Jolie gave to Vogue, in which The Good Sheperd star opens up about everything from marriage to a certain gal named Jen.

Cute Brangelina Photo

On Brad Pitt:
"Brad was a huge surprise to me. I, like most people, had a very distant impression of him from ... the media. I am just as guilty! We push each other to be better. Even if it's just a better bike rider or a better pilot. We're constantly in competition with each other. He's somebody I admire based on the way he lives his life. And that's why I'm with him. [He is] the person closest to me."

On their relationship:
"[We] found this strange friendship and partnership that kind of just suddenly happened [on the set of their Mr. & Mrs. Smith]. I think a few months in I realized, God, I can't wait to get to work. Whether it was shooting a scene or arguing about a scene or gun practice or dance class or doing stunts - anything we had to do with each other, we just found a lot of joy in it together and a lot of real teamwork. Life developed in a way where we could be together, and where it felt like something we would do, we should do.

On marriage:
"We are legally bound to our children, not to each other, and I think that's the most important thing."

On Jennifer Aniston:
"We've, like, passed each other and said 'hi' briefly, shook hands. But not a real sit-down-and-talk kind of meeting."

On Shiloh:
"The day Shiloh came home...we looked around at three sleeping children and each other and thought, My God! Here we are! This is amazing! Couldn't be happier! But ...wow. We can't even figure out how to get them all in the car."

We're not sure, Ang. But here's one piece of advice: don't let Nicole Richie drive it.