Mel Gibson!

We haven't seen much of Mel Gibson lately. According to, the last time he acted was in 2005. Between then and now he has been behind the camera, directing films (Apocalypto, Passion of the Christ). Now we see why he has been spending so much time behind the camera:

All that beautiful hair is no more. Here's a shot of Mel hiding the hair loss, and below that, Mel forgot his hair piece or comeover or combination of the two...

Valerie Bertinelli bikini photos

Valerie Bertinelli in a bikini is the latest cover of People magazine. So, what do you think, Valerie Bertinelli in a bikini � hot or overexposed? Sure, Valerie Bertinelli�s weight loss of about 50 pounds is a big deal, but how hard could it be to lose weight on Jenny Craig?.The beautiful woman who is now 48 years old has again used a bikini after 30 long years.

Former child actress Valerie Bertinelli won the battle against extra weight, losing 50 pounds with the help of Jenny Craig. She has maintained the healthy weight for almost a year now and she decided she wanted to show off the World her new hot body.
She prepared for the photo shoot with intensive cardio and strength training workout. The results speak for themselves, and she is another example that you can be fit if you put the commitment and effort. Valerie Bertinelli bikini photos are making the rounds on the Web.
The night before Valerie Bertinelli prepared to step out in public wearing a bikini for the first time in nearly 30 years! � she found herself unable to sleep. As her mind raced with insecurity (�I thought, Am I really going to do this? Can I pull this off?� the actress admits), Bertinelli tried to summon up a pep talk, telling herself, �What am I so afraid of? Come on � it�s just a bathing suit!�
And yet as any woman knows, those innocent-looking strips of Lycra can be a terrifying sight � especially for someone just shy of her 49th birthday (April 23), who only two years ago tipped the scales at 172 lbs. � more than 40 lbs. over her goal weight for her 5'4? frame. But after whittling herself down to 132 lbs. in about 9 months on Jenny Craig (for whom she serves as a company spokeswoman), Valerie Bertinelli, who had last worn a bikini when she was 20, was ready for a new challenge.
Valerie will also be appearing in Oprah on April 1 � let�s hope she brings her bikini!

Rihanna not dating Brody Jenner sycophant

Brody Jenner hanger-on Frankie Delgado is setting the record straight that he's not dating Rihanna who was recently spotted clubbing with Brody's entourage. People reports:
"Despite rumors circulating on the Internet, Delgado said he and Rihanna are "just friends" Saturday while attending the grand opening of Wet Republic, the pool party at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Delgado, who has starred in MTV's The Hills and Bromance, believes the chatter got started because "she's been out, hanging out, I guess. It's Hollywood, people talk a lot."
Asked how she is doing, his reply was only, "She's good."

Deglado then added, "But if Brody told me I had to date her, I'd do it. I'd totally do it, but not because I'm his bitch or anything. I'm my own man. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go make Brody a non-fat latte then send his publicist flowers for spinning a story about me dating Rihanna. -- I mean, wait."

911 reveal Natasha Richardson's accident

Natasha Richardson 911 Calls Revealed
From the insider:
Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper has obtained 911 calls made regarding Richardson's fall earlier this month on the slopes of a Quebec ski resort.

According to the Globe and Mail, paramedics first arrived at the ski resort where Richardson had fallen at 1 p.m. At 1:11 p.m. the medics reported that Richardson had declined treatment. She walked back to her room with her ski instructor, where she later began experiencing a severe headache and 911 was called again later that afternoon at 2:59 p.m.
While Richardson was en route to the hospital, the Globe and Mail reports that just before 4 p.m. she was "verbal" according to paramedics. At the time she registered a 12 of 15 on the Glasgow coma scale, which is not ideal but still treatable, according to the newspaper. However, she only scored a 0 on an orientation reading, meaning that she was unaware of the date, where she was, or what had happened.
After arriving at the local hospital, Richardson was taken to a Montreal trauma center, arriving at 6:38 p.m. The renowned stage and screen actress would pass away two days later after being taken home to New York.
911 Transcripts Reveal Natasha Richardson's Struggle to Survive

From People:

In tapes of the 911 call obtained by Canada's Globe and Mail, the actress's condition initially appeared mild.

"10-17," the medic says at 1 p.m. on March 16, meaning he has arrived after a call to the 911 dispatch center near Mirabel, Quebec, in response to Richardson's fall at the Mont Tremblant ski resort. "Uhh, we're still waiting for the patient."

Richardson, who was then feeling lucid, had declined treatment.

"There's a patroller who just went by, who tells me it's a 10-3," the medic reports to dispatch at 1:11 p.m. In ambulance code, 10-3 indicates the job is cancelled.

But as mid-afternoon approached, Richardson began to experience severe headaches and the dispatch received another emergency call from the hotel, this time with the code "17-Delta-1," which indicates the situation is now classified as "dangerous."

Within 45 minutes, the medics had rushed Richardson into the ambulance and were headed to the Centre Hospitalier Laurentien in Sainte-Agathe, a local hospital.

Racing toward the hospital just before 4 p.m., the medic says the patient is "verbal," meaning she responds when spoken to but otherwise drifts off. But according to the Globe and Mail, her orientation rating was 0, indicating she didn't know where she was, the day of the week, or what had happened to her � all signs of a potentially life-threatening brain injury.

Richardson died as a result of her injury on March 18 at age 45. 

Kim Kardashian is still, I dunno, doing stuff

Hey, look, it's Kim Kardashian picking up her dry cleaning. Exciting, huh? Seriously, do I even need to explain why I'm posting these? It's Saturday, nothing's happening, and Kim Kardashian has an ass I would expect to belong to a medium sized rhinoceros. Mystery solved.

Rihanna still clubbing solo

Seen here at Bar Delux last night, Rihanna has been hitting the clubs hard lately without Chris Brown anywhere in sight. Page Six reports:
"The songstress was spotted at Nobu Wednesday night "smiling and flirting" with a group of guys, including Brody Jenner. "She was there having dinner. Her blond, female security guard was there the whole time," said our spy. "Every time Rihanna would go to the bathroom, the guard would go with her. Every time someone came to the table, the bodyguard would stand up. She was like a female James Bond." After the meal, Rihanna joined Jenner's group. "She looked relaxed and happy, like Chris Brown was totally in the past."
Yeesh. First, going back to Chris Brown (temporarily). Then the gun tattoo. Now hanging out with Brody Jenner? What's next, Twittering? -- Okay, too far. My bad. I shouldn't be saying things I can't take back.


Rihanna hearts guns

Rihanna recently got a new tattoo from tattoo-artist BangBang who posted the above pics on MySpace.
She originally planned to get two guns on her arms, but decided to go with just one on her ribcage and not piss off CoverGirl. I guess the gun is to scare away Chris Brown? Who knows? Hopefully, it doesn't backfire and give him any ideas. "Oh, yeah.. a gun! Ha ha, why didn't I think of that? Be right back!"

John Travolta!

Ah, ah, ah, ah losing his hair, losing his hair. Maybe there was something in that greased lightning that did his hairline in...

Sure looks like a rug was glued to his head:

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow.

A flashback and tribute to hair that is no more. Here's to those who have been bald so long we forgot what they looked like with hair:

Andre Agassi

Phil Collins (Singer, Genesis):

Howie Mandel (Deal or No Deal):

Ron Howard (Happy Days)

Sean Connery

Chris Daughtry (American Idol, Daughtry)

Anna Nicole Smith�s death may be Homicide

Anna Nicole Smith was just 39 when she suffered an alleged overdose at Florida�s Hard Rock Cafe in 2007. Rumors on the cause of her early demise have swirled ever since, and according to the Sun Sentinel, the State Attorney�s Office has now decided to re-open the case.Their decision to restart the inquiry may well be connected to the recent arrest of Smith�s two doctors and lawyer/boyfriend, who are now charged with supplying Ms. Smith with literally thousands of pills, some of which were found by her bed at the time of her death. �Our prosecutors have met with representatives of the LA County DA�s Office and the DoJ and discussed the evidence,� Ron Ishoy, a spokesman for the Broward Attorney�s office told reporters yesterday. �We are now examining that evidence to see where it might lead.�

Mr. Ishoy made it clear the previous investigation was not related to homicide, but merely part of the assistance they provided to the Seminole P.D. in the confusion that followed the star�s tragic death. Ms. Smith�s boyfriend at the time, Howard K. Stern, and her two Physicians Dr. Sandeep Kapoor and Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, are now facing charges under California law, accused of illegally supplying the late Actress with controlled substances. The three made no comment and no legal counsel has yet been retained, so their version of events is currently unknown.
Ms. Smith collapsed on February 8th, 2007, in her room at the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, and died just over an hour later. After an autopsy, Dr. Joshua Perper, the county�s Medical Examiner reported the Reality star had ingested a toxic combination of anti-depressants, anxiety medications, Valium and a powerful sedative. But homicide was ruled out at the time as there was no evidence she was persuaded or forced to swallow the pills.
The three accused have denied all the charges against them and are now free on bail, awaiting a trial.

Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel: A Love Tested

Justin Timberlake's wandering eye is causing problems with Jessica Biel, according to OK! Magazine:
"They've been fighting lately," says another friend, adding that the main issue is JT's incorrigibly roving eye. "Justin has always loved women - singing about them, looking at them, flirting with them. He can't help it!"
But does the "Sexy Back" singer know when to hit the brakes?
"Jessica's seen Justin flirt, but says it's all in good fun," the pal tells OK!. "But she has told him that if they get engaged, it's got to end. Things seem a bit tense with them, but they're trying to get past the rough patches."
On the other hand, the insider reveals to OK!, "Justin asked one of his longtime best friends how much time he'd need to give Jessica if he asked her to move out of their New York City apartment without seeming like a jerk."
And that's when I told him "Look, you can give a woman time to shoot you in the testicles with a crossbow. Or just change the locks." Now, normally, I don't like to quote scripture, but this was an old friend in a tough situation...


Kim Kardashian airbrushed?

Kim Kardashian appears in the latest issue of "Complex", but when her photo gallery popped up online, the diligent folks over at "ANIMAL" noticed something was a tad off with the above pic:
We spotted this image (left) of the talentless starlet this morning in their "web exclusive" gallery, but by afternoon she was looking recognizably altered (right) and then removed from the site completely.
Wait. You mean Kim's thighs aren't perfectly creamy white, but instead blotchy and full of varicose veins? Jesus, it's like everything I ever known is a lie. I should probably go down to the nudie bar and make sure the strippers are still real. With my hands.
UPDATE: Obviously, the bouncers are working for the machines. Save yourselves!
REAL UPDATE: Kim Kardashian has blogged, everybody: "I'm proud of my body and my curves and this picture coming out is probably helpful for everyone to see that just because I am on the cover of a magazine doesn't mean I'm perfect." Translation: "Hope you liked my publicity stunt." Seriously, could this story have any more unpredictable twists? Next we'll find out Khloe likes ice cream. Gasp!


David Letterman's Top 10 - How to Pick up Women When You are Bald

Dave would know this first hand...

How to Pick up Women When You are Bald - by David Letterman

10. You’re beautiful, and that’s not just the Rogaine talking.

9. I will shower you with gifts with the money I save not buying shampoo.

8. Would you like to run your fingers through my head?

7. Your eyes are sparkling — or maybe that’s just the glare off my head.

6. Yeah, that’s right, I’m TV’s Paul Shaffer.

5. I don’t have any paper, but you can write your phone number on my forehead.

4. Close your eyes and pretend I’m Dick Cheney.

3. Wanna go back to my place and see my hairpiece?

2. There are two things missing from my life: healthy hair follicle growth and you.

1. Wanna buff me?

Edward Norton!

For years it has been said that Edward Norton (American History X, Rounders) had a hair transplant. It appears there may be some truth in this. Earlier photos show that his hair line is a different shape then it is now. Before, his hair line curved up at the sides of his head, now it is a nice straight line across his forehead. You be the judge:



Octo-Mom: From the pole and into our hearts

I've pretty much steered clear of the whole Octo-Mom fiasco, but this story involves stripping which, for the sake of journalistic integrity, I'm honor-bound to post about. The National Enquirer reports:
Nadya confessed to a close pal: "I had not even kissed a boy. But I entered a dance/lingerie contest in a club near my home. I danced and paraded in lingerie.
"Then, when I was 19, I went to a gentleman's club and performed as a topless dancer. But I only did it one night. I quit when I found out I was expected to perform lap dances on the customers."
Wow. Who's stupid enough not to realize stripping involves lap dances? Oh, right, Octo-mom. Good thing those genes are being passed on - times eight 14. That said, I can only imagine how this story ended:
OCTO-MOM: Gee, stripping is hard. If only there's an easier way to make money...
OCTO-UTERUS: Get me OUTTA HERE! I'll talk! I'll talk!


Bruce Willis found new wife the ol' Hollywood way: On the casting couch

Bruce Willis apparently met his new wife Emma Hemming while orchestrating a cattle call for extras that just happened to be all models, according to Page Six:

An impeccable source tells Page Six: "During the casting of 'Perfect Stranger' [the suspense movie Willis made with Halle Berry two years ago], Bruce was very involved with the casting. In fact, you could say he was extremely involved no matter how minor the role."
At Willis' request, calls were placed to modeling agencies to fill the roles of extras and minor speaking parts.
Our casting source said, "He personally went through head shots and when the girls were called in to 'read,' he was there in the meeting. It was odd for the star of a movie to do so, but at the time he was single and I guess he needed a date."
The casting sessions/blind dates went well enough. "He started dating [model] Tamara Feldman, with whom he coincidentally enough had a sex scene," our insider said.
Then, Heming was selected for a small speaking part. Willis "started dating both Tamara and Emma but obviously, Emma eventually won out," the source said.
I was going to comment on the overall creepiness of this plan, but at the end of the day it worked. At least until the whole marriage part. Fortunately, Bruce Willis is 90 and practically dead already. Otherwise, I'd call this one a mulligan.


Kim Kardashian stars in another porno. Sort of.

Or condense yourself into one giant assed woman.

The whole Kardashian clan is getting ready to sue the pants off Hustler for their latest spoof "Keeping it Up For the KardASSians", according to TMZ. You'd think these people would embrace another porno considering their entire relevancy is based off of one. But, hey, I get it; they'll stick with the reality show. Because those things are just full of dignity and grace.
Source: thesuperficial.com

Regardless what one's option about Dan Brown, he is a well known author for his thriller fiction books. However, it seems he did not do a very thorough research before publishing Digital Fortress.

Dan Brown / Digital Fortress / Page 11

Dan Brown / Digital Fortress / Page 12

Linguaphiles in Livejournal have already pegged Dan Brown as an idiot.

Alan and I are annoyed with Dan Brown, especially considering he is interested in cryptography.

The excerpt is so painful and moronic quoting about "Mandarin symbols" and "Kanji language", where there is no such thing as "Mandarin symbols" or "Kanji language". Mandarin is a spoken oral dialect, and Kanji is part of Japanese writing system.

Alan also had this to say:

Apparently Dan Brown is just as ignorant as those tattoo yahoos. He thinks you can just "translate symbols" and have it make sense. Any code based on the translation of single characters from Chinese or Japanese to English, and then subjecting this to subsequent processing is bound to fail because of multiple meanings. (Sorry, Dan, but just picking the "Kanji" rather than the "Mandarin" meanings does not solve the problem.) Simply sending a coded message that included plaintext Chinese or Japanese would be such a stupid code because any translator could intercept and read it. And the topper is the assumption that someone could possibly translate something written in Chinese or Japanese out of sequence. Try to read any English text scrambled out of order! If it is to be possibly deciphered, first the message has to be put into proper order.

Alyson Hannigan pregnant

A very pregnant Alyson Hannigan picks up groceries at Co-Opportunity in Santa Monica on Sunday.

The How I Met Your Mother star is due to have her first baby soon.

The 34-year-old American Pie actress is currently expecting her first child with husband Alexis Denisof. Both actors are former stars of the popular television program Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Oprah�s Puppy Dies

Celebrity pets are having a rough week. After Martha Stewart�s chow puppy died in a kennel fire, Oprah Winfrey�s puppy cocker spaniel Ivan has also departed to the big dog park in the sky.
One of Oprah�s new Cocker Spaniel puppies, Ivan, dies from a deadly virus, while Oprah�s other new pup � Ivan�s littermate Sadie � is being treated for an infection. Ivan was one of two puppies adopted by Winfrey. Ivan's litter-mate, Sadie, is now infected with the disease that killed him.

One of two puppies adopted by Oprah Winfrey this month has died. Winfrey adopted Sadie, an 8-week-old blond cocker spaniel from PAWS Chicago. She showed off the pup�s picture on her March 6 show. She also adopted one of Sadie�s littermates, a dog she named Ivan. Several days later, Ivan became ill with parvovirus. Parvo is a highly infectious disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract in puppies. As a result of the disease Ivan passed away late last week.
Sadie also was infected, Winfrey�s best friend, Gayle King �Sadie is sick and we�re waiting � we�re waiting to hear,� King told Us Tuesday at a Valentino in NYC. �We�re hoping that Sadie will be fine. Sadie is in the hospital, but as you might expect, she is getting the best of care.� Added King, �I have fingers closed, eyes crossed. Prayers. We�re all wishing Sadie will get better.�
Winfrey�s two cocker spaniels, Sophie and Solomon, died last year. Her golden retriever, Gracie, choked to death on a plastic ball in 2007. She still has two golden retrievers, Luke and Layla.

The New York Daily News reported that parvovirus, an infectious disease that attacks the gastrointestinal tract, is responsible for Ivan�s demise. He was a mere 8-weeks-old. According to Winfrey�s friend Gayle King, his sister Sadie is �in the hospital� and �as you might expect, she is getting the best of care.�

The Baltimore Sun described how parvovirus is transmitted through fecal matter and vomit from infected dogs, and can be brought into a household on clothes or shoes. Often, the owners are not aware their pets are infected until symptoms, which include bloody vomiting and/or diarrhea, appear.

Joshua Gowens, director of the Humane Society of Baltimore County, says that the disease is common in kennels, shelters and dog parks. He and some veterinarians have found that Tamiflu seems to be effective in some cases.

David Letterman married

David Letterman and longtime girlfriend Regina Lasko have gotten hitched.

The host of The Late Show with David Letterman and Lasko tied the knot Thursday evening, according to Us Weekly, after more than 10 years of dating.

The two met mover a decade ago when Lasko worked for him on his show, and Regina is the mother of his son, Harry, who was born in November 2003
Letterman and Lasko, didn't take an immediate honeymoon. The late-night host was back at work in New York on Monday to deliver the news _ and a few jokes about the marriage.
"Regina and I began dating in February of 1986, and I said, `Well, things are going pretty good, let's just see what happens in about 10 years,'" Letterman, who turns 62 next month, said at the taping, according to a transcript.
After avoiding marriage for more than two decades, Letterman said, "I secretly felt that men who were married admired me ... like I was the last of the real gunslingers, you know what I'm saying?"
The road to the ceremony wasn't smooth, he told the audience. He, Lasko and their son were on their way to the courthouse Thursday when their pickup truck got stuck in the mud.
"So now we think, `Well, somebody'll come.' No, nobody comes along. Nobody comes along _ it's Thursday afternoon; who's coming along? Zorro? No, nobody. So I get out of the truck and I walk 2 miles back to the house into a 50-mile-an-hour wind," Letterman said.
"It's not Beverly Hills, it's Montana, for God's sakes. And the whole way, I'm thinking, 'See, smart ass, see, see, you try to get married, this is what happens,'" he said.
When he returned, Letterman said, Harry asked if they were still going to town and was assured they were.
"And he gets very upset because mom had told him if I wasn't back in an hour, the deal was off," Letterman said.
Prior to marrying Regina Lasko, Letterman was previously married for seven years to his college sweetheart, Michelle Cook. Congrats to the couple!
related story:David Letterman Marries Regina Lasko

Cindy Crawford seems to have forgot her clothes

Here's Cindy Crawford posing nude for the April issue of Allure magazine. Did anyone else's desk just splinter in half or was that just mine? Guess they don't make steel like they used to... NOTE: Pic links to NSFW version, but there's a pretty good chance you're getting laid off anyway, so go nuts.


Ashton Kutcher Twitters photo of Demi Moore in a bikini

Because even a douchebag gets to be a hero at least once, Ashton Kutcher posted this pic of Demi Moore bent over in a bikini on his Twitter account with the following.. tweets? I don't even know. Apparently, the term "blog" wasn't retarded enough for some people:
watching my wife steam my suit while wearing a bikini. I love God!
9:43 AM Mar 21st from TweetDeck

I'm not wearing the bikini she is that's what makes it so glorious
9:46 AM Mar 21st from TweetDeck

shhh don't tell wifey
10:11 AM Mar 21st from TweetDeck
Yes. Don't tell "wifey" while you're posting her ass on the FUCKING INTERNET. Jesus, it's not like she's famous or anything. .... Then again, is she? What has she done lately that I'd know about? Besides being constantly ridiculed for her marriage to the dumb kid from That 70s Show: What's his face?
Thanks to Heather who never Twitters on the first date.

Ralph Fiennes!

Best known for his roles in Schindler's List, Valdermort in the Harry Potter flicks, and most recently as Michael Berg in The Reader, Ralph Fiennes has opted not to join the hair club for men and instead is embracing his hair's natural state.

(on the right)


From the Conspiracy with love // !

A simple reminder to all E-P tat-a-magic interested folks out there !! For all of you who have a piece started and would like a date to pursue this wonderful endeavour in May and/or June ! The 25th of March's the day to enquire about it !! Do it directly through : pick@electricpick ! For all of you who would like to start a new one , apply for the waiting list with your submission at anytime at the same address !!

Also in the news >>>> Here's my April schedule of attendance at the Conspiracy :

Thursday the 2nd of April (from 2 till late)
Friday the 3rd of April (from 2 till late)
Saturday the 4th of April (from 2 till late)
Thursday the 9th of April (from 2 till late)
Friday the 10th of April (from 2 till late)
Thursday the 16th of April (from 2 till late)
Friday the 17th of April (from 2 till late)
Thursday the 23rd of April (from 2 till late)
Friday the 24th of April (from 2 till late)
Saturday the 25th of April (from 2 till late)
Thursday the 30th of April (from 2 till late)

For any other questions not listed on the bellow F.A.Q. section , e-mail me at:

F.A.Q. section :

Q: I was wondering if I could drop by one of these days with coffee and was also wondering what kind of coffee you would like ?
A: Absolutely ! Double espresso/black black !

E.P. >>>>> Out !

Reese Witherspoon: Love or Loathe Her Style?

How do you feel about Ms. Witherspoon's look at the Los Angeles premiere of Monsters vs. Aliens?

*Splash News

Al Pacino!

The bald spot:

The differing hair lines:

The possible hair piece:

Without the possible hair piece (see the thinning in the front):