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Kate Winslet Takes a Year Off Acting to be a Mom

kate-winslet-10-3-2006.jpgActress Kate Winslet has decided to give up her acting career for a year to be with her children.  Winslet recently came to this decision while working on the film Little Children, in which a mother is emotionally & physically disconnected from her child.

“It was very trying to play a mother who basically couldn’t feel close to or look after the needs of her child,” Winslet stated.

“It was disturbing to put myself into that woman’s head and it made me all the more aware of my own responsibilities as a mother.  It was such a cathartic experience to portray somebody who can’t cope with her life that it reminded me how much I need my own children.”

“That’s why I’ve decided to take a year off to be with the kids and watch them grow and just enjoy the feeling of being very motherly.”

“I’ve done enough good work in my career not to be worried or torn about not working.”

Kate, who has made three films in the past year alone, will be able to take it easy in the following months.  Maybe she’ll have the best birthday ever this year, the actress turns 31 Thursday.



Happy 22nd Birthday to Ashlee Simpson


Happy birthday to you, the SNL song was taboo, but it looks like you’ve grown anew, so Happy birthday to you!

Happy birthday to the Chicago performer herself, Ashlee Simpson.  May you have an incredible 22nd birthday full of everything you love (nose jobs & lip synching), Ashlee!  

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The Celebrific Lowdown


Celebitchy:  Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher love their guns, how odd

Gossip or Truth:  Ivanka & Lance? 

I’m Not Obsessed:  Jennifer Lopez pregnancy pressure  

Mollygood:  Heidi Klum pregs pictures

PopSugar:  Give it a rest already: More Jessica Simpson & John Mayer rumors

Yeeeah:  Pamela Anderson loves being who she is

Bastardly:  Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake memories

Glitterati Gossip:  More on the Eva & Tony split

Egotastic:  Ha!  Cameron Diaz topless beach pictures


Matt Dillon Blasts President Bush Immigration Policies

matt-dillion-immigration-10-3-2006.jpg42-year-old Crash star Matt Dillon has blasted President George W. Bush’s administration’s immigration polices.  Dillon has accused the leader’s tactics of “denying everything that America stands for.”

Dillon went on to state that he believes that the Bush administration has forgotten the roots of the country and is stunned by plans to build an actual fence along the U.S. & Mexico border in order to curb illegal immigration to the States.

Dillon reveals, “If we deny other people coming to our country then we’re denying everything that America stands for.

“I feel that way especially with our neighbors in Mexico.

“It’s complicated. I don’t have a solution and I don’t pretend to have one.

“We’ve gone backward in many respects.”

I’m glad Matt Dillon has found something worthwhile to be passionate about.



Kate Moss & Pete Doherty Planning Ireland Wedding

kate-moss-pete-doherty-10-3-2006.jpgSupermodel Kate Moss & her Babyshambles frontman & addict Pete Doherty are rumored to be planning a wedding in Ireland- if Pete can stay conscious long enough for a ceremony, which I sincerely doubt.

The cocaine couple were originally looking into getting married on the grounds of Doherty’s beloved QPR football team, but no an Irish celebration it is.

Moss & Doherty recently performed together with Babyshambles at Dublin’s Music Factory and manager Eamonn Tucker had a chance to chat with the famous couple about their plans.

Tucker stated, “They’re very much in love and are planning to either get married here, or at least have their honeymoon in Ireland. They feel very at home here.

“She’s just a very sweet girl who’s very much in love with Pete. He makes her laugh and they’re looking forward to having children soon.”

WTF?  Moss & Doherty children?  Ye gods, that would be a nightmare!



OMG! Jennie Garth Pregnant Pictures


OMG, if I had walked past this happy family I would have never in a million years said that was Kelly Taylor from Beverly Hills: 90210.

As reported earlier, Jennie Garth & her actor husband Peter Facinelli welcomed a new baby into the fold. Fiona Eve Facinelli was born Saturday & joins sisters Luca Bella, 9 & Lola Ray, 3.

But, my oh my, this is no Brooke Burke beautiful, beaming pregnancy.


This Just In: Amanda Peet & David Benioff Wedding Pictures



Step by step, we here at Celebrific are trying to get the latest Amanda Peet & David Benioff wedding pictures.

Studio 60 actress Amanda Peet & Troy screenwriter David Benioff were married Saturday in New York City.  We’ve seen the beautiful kiss pictures, now say hello to the beautiful, stunning bride.

George Michael is Sober Pictures






George Michael & his car look sober enough as the pop veteran leaves his home in Highgate, North London & heads for a concert in Lyon, France.  Where I am sure we will hear of more drug infractions.

Michael was arrested (yet again) Sunday after another traffic violation that led to a suspicion-of-drug-use arrest.  The man needs help.  Maybe he & Pete Doherty can coach each other.  Yeah, right.  What do you think, is there any hope left?

Larry Birkhead Files Paternity Lawsuit for Anna Nicole Smith Baby


Larry Birkhead, the photojournalist claiming to be the father of Anna Nicole Smith’s baby daughter, has filed court documents in order to establish paternity & obtain legal custody of the baby Dannie Lynn Hope.

After learning that Smith’s longtime attorney & now semi-husband Howard K. Stern is also claiming to be the father of Anna Nicole’s child, Birkhead decided to launch a paternity battle in California.

Birkhead stated “There’s no doubt in my mind that I want to resolve this and that’s the only way it’s going to happen.”

Dannie Lynn Hope, or as some are reporting- Dannilynn Hope, was born September 7 in the Bahamas, just three days before Anna Nicole’s son Daniel Wayne Smith died of a lethal combination of prescription drugs.


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Jennie Garth & Peter Facinelli Have Baby Girl



Former Beverly Hills:  90210 star Jennie Garth & her actor hubby Peter Facinelli welcomed a new baby girl to their family.  

Fiona Eve Facinelli was born Saturday at 6:30 am & weighed in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces.  Fiona joins two other girls, her sisters Luca Bella, 9 & Lola Ray, 3. 

34-year-old Garth & 32-year-old Facinelli married in 2001 in Santa Barbara, CA.

Garth, 34, and Facinelli, 32, married in 2001 in Santa Barbara, Calif.

When interviewed in 2002, Facinelli had nothing but good things to say about fatherhood, “I can’t imagine my life without my daughter. Whenever I have a bad day, I look in Luca’s eyes, and it makes it all go away.”


Bobby Brown Warrant for Child Support Payment

bobby-brown-mug-shot-10-3-2006.jpgIn Massachusetts Monday a family judge ordered 37-year-old Bobby Brown arrested after he failed to show up at a hearing regarding delinquent child support payments.

Brown’s lawyer stated that this is a “very difficult time” for Brown, whose wife Whitney Houston filed for separation last month after 14 years of crazyful marriage. 

“Whether or not he’s going through a divorce doesn’t negate the fact that he still owes child support relative to his two children that he had prior to his marriage,” responded Family Court Judge Paula Carey.

According to Kim Ward, the mother of the two children, says Brown owes two months of child support totaling, $11,000.  Wow, those kids must have a lot of Xbox games for that kind of money.

Brown’s attorney did not say where Bobby is currently residing, although all Celebrific readers know this.  I think they ought to check the home of Superhead Karrine Steffans if they want to find the Bobster. 

Poor Bobby Brown, he had such a lucrative career in the 80s, a cocaine-ridden marriage to Whitney & now the poor lad is penniless without the Houston to get his back.  Well, hopefully Superhead can give him a leg up, and maybe a little more too.



Jessica Simpson’s Lips Pictures





OK, I thought Jessica Simpson did away with those lip implants?  She said she tried the Restylane-filled pouters for just a month and did away with them.  But I dunno anymore….

What gives?  What do you think, fake or for real?

George Michael Arrested…. Again: His Own Stupid Fault

george-michael-10-2-2006.jpgPop veteran George Michael was arrested yet again Sunday after a traffic incident in London.  The 43-year-old singer was arrested on a drug-related charge & given a warning by police. 

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman only stated, “A man was cautioned by police for possession of cannabis.  He was bailed to return on a date in November, in relation to being unfit to drive.”

Reps for Michael had no comment, surprise.

According to the BBC, the coppers were informer that a car was obstruction traffic.  After some time an ambulance was summoned & following Michael’s arrest the singer was taken to a west London hospital as a “precautionary measure.”

Kenny Gross, George’s partner, stated after his Michael’s release, “He’s fine and I’ve got him a McDonald’s.”  Which is apparently what repeat offenders need, McDonalds.  Makes sense, Ronald always did look a little suspicious. 

This will make the third arrest for suspicion of drug possession for George.  In February he was found clumped over the wheel of his automobile in London’s Hyde Park.  In April, the pop menace struck again when he damage three of his neighbors’ cars with his Range Rover.  Oops.  Michael later called the incidents his “own stupid fault.”

Poor George.  He really does need to get a hold of himself, oh, I guess he already did that….


Isaac Hanson Grows Up & Gets Married




Remember the “rock” group Hanson?  Well, it looks like Isaac has grown up & even gotten married!  My how the time flies.

25-year-old Isaac Hanson married his longtime girlfriend, 22-year-old Nicole Dufresne, on Saturday in Oklahoma.  The couple married in a traditional ceremony at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa.

It looks like all the Hansons are spoken for, sorry ladies.  23-year-old Taylor wed in 2002 & welcomed a third child (wow, they’ve been busy) with wife Natalie in September; while 20-year-old Zac married his own longtime girlfriend Kate Tucker in June.

Congrats to the Hansons & their ability to find ladies to marry them.



Naomi Watts Has Joined the Bobs



Naomi Watts has chopped of those locks for a bob-alicious new look.  The King Kong star looks ravishing with the new do & joins other bobs:  Madonna, Jessica Simpson & Kate Bosworth.

I wonder what boyfriend Liev Schreiber thinks of the new look?

Which look do you like better?

Nick Carter Cheated on Paris Hilton with Ashlee Simpson


Nick Carter has come out (no, not that kind, as of yet anyway) and revealed that he did indeed cheat on ex-girlfriend Paris Hilton with Ashlee Simpson.  But nice Nick said he only cheated after hearing that Hilton had been sleeping with her House of Wax costar Chad Michael Murray.  Who, Paris?!  Why she would never.  Yeah, right.

The Backstreet Boy dated Paris for eight months before they split in 2004, hilariously the same month that Murray announced his engagement to the young One Tree Hill costar Sophia Bush.

Carter revealed his skeletons to PageSix, “I’d fallen head-over-heels with this chick. Then, all of a sudden, three months go by and I got people telling me, ‘Nick, you know what Paris is doing to you,’ and I got a little upset.

“So then I just decided to fight back a little bit and started doing my own thing again. The result is I hooked up with Ashlee Simpson. When Paris came back from Australia, they talked to each other and she found out about it.

“So I brought it up to her and said, ‘You know what I did, and now it’s your turn. Why don’t you tell me what you did?’ And she goes, ‘I never did anything! I never cheated on you.’

“I had kind of started to really like Ashlee and I was thinking about the dating stage. Then, before you know it, f**king b**ch-face comes back.

“I got so burnt over that whole Paris s**t with all this swinging and switching. Whatever happened to morals and values?”

Yeah, whatever happened to that, Nick?  It’s not like you cheated on anyone…. 


Tong Parker & Eva Longoria Break-Up Update


I was left scratching my head when Eva Longoria’s rep kinda randomly announced Friday that she &  beau of two years Tony Parker were “going through a difficult time.”  But we can now leave our head-scratching & say ohhhh.

Famous basketballer Tony Parker was spotted dirty dancing with an ex-girlfriend at the NYC club Marquee.  Parker was getting it on with the blonde bombshell in front of a lot of celebs.  Leonardo DiCaprio, Mick Jagger & Bono all saw the sexual action taking place.

A friend of Longoria’s stated, “Eva was devastated when she found out.”

“The blonde was an ex-girlfriend of Tony’s, and they apparently swapped numbers, but he swears nothing else happened. Eva and Tony are talking right now, trying to work things out.” 

Through her rep, Eva made the statement, “My loyalty remains with Tony.”

What she forgot to say after that was, “But my furious revenge remains with the blonde.”



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