On more frivolous matters, Rihanna dissertates on her fave virtue: "I think honesty is the ultimate liberation in life." And she ruefully admits she's a drama queen: "Nothing bothers me more than when life's perfect. And that's the sick part. I just love a challenge."
A romantic island getaway
Couple du jour Jennifer Aniston
and her writerly beau Justin Theroux
, 39, were photographed Monday frolicking in Hawaii. Jen, 42, last week sold her Beverly Hills pad for $38 mil. That means, of course, she must be moving in with Justin. Or maybe it doesn't.
A body fit to be Body of the Year
British goddess Helen Mirren
(The Long Good Friday
), 66, has been crowned female celeb Body of the Year in a survey of 2,000 men and women by LA Fitness mag (www.lafitness.com
). David Beckham
won the men's award.
Award for Pamela Browner White Pamela Browner White
, executive director of the Marian Anderson Award, will be presented with the President's Award during the NAACP Theatre Awards at the Directors Guild of America on Aug. 29 in Los Angeles. The President's Award recognizes an individual who has improved a local community through social action and corporate leadership.
White, a native of Buckingham Township, formerly was senior veep of public affairs and government relations with the Eagles. She was the first minority woman to hold a vice president position in the NFL.
Today in EntBiz news
PBS, which the New York Times notes is known for airing many a British program, is launching a digital channel in Britain, a move that website Gawker notes is totally redundant redundant. The programming? Depends on their budget: It "would show both older and current PBS programs for which it is able to secure the rights," says the Times.
CBS has hired Robert De Niro to host its commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 9/11: 10 Years Later, which updates Jules and Gedeon Naudet and James Hanlon's 2002 film 9/11. It'll air Sept. 11.
Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin will open their show, the obscurely titled An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, at the Barrymore Theatre on Broadway on Nov. 16.
Greg Daniels, the ingeniously sick 'n' slick mind behind King of the Hill, has signed to a major production deal with NBC to develop prime-time animated shows. Daniels also is creator of NBC's The Office and Parks and Recreation.
LiLo kept busy at home Lindsay Lohan
didn't abandon her art during her onerous, torturous house arrest - all those visitors, home-delivered delicacies, wild parties! The thesp shot a couple of commercials for a diverse clientele, including Air New Zealand. TMZ says the Mean Girls
star sells the airline by starring opposite a somewhat abusive puppet in a comedy sketch called "On the SkyCouch With Rico," in which Rico
mocks LiLo's necklace theft affair.
Restrain that Halle Berry fan
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson
on Monday granted Catwoman Halle Berry
a three-year civil restraining order against Richard A. Franco
, the man who has been charged with stalking the actress after he was arrested July 11 for trying to break into her house. He must stay 100 yards from Berry and her 3-year-old daughter, Nahla
Well, do you? I sure don't
The Sheepdogs, a Canadian rock outfit you've never heard of, are famous.
The quartet, who hail from Saskatoon, have won Rolling Stone's Do You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star?, a battle of the bands at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee, which has the awesomest prize: appearing on the cover of the rock mag.
"The biggest thing is . . . just being able to tell everybody," frontman Ewan Currie says.
The win already has paid off: The unsigned band has been picked up by Atlantic Records. The Sheepdogs beat out 15 other acts, including runner-up, singer-songwriter Lelia Broussard.
Lucille Ball needs your help Lucille Ball
's hometown, Jamestown, N.Y. (way out there near Erie), will mark the comic's 100th birthday with "The Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy" from Wednesday through Sunday. The Guinness Book of Records will be on hand Sunday to record a most awesome record: "the most people dressed as Lucy Ricardo in one place, at one time." Info: www.lucy-desi.com/
Tidbits 'n' pieces Marla Sokoloff
, 30, of The Practice
fame, and hub, musician Alec Puro
, 36, are expecting their first child, Life & Style says. . . . Al Pacino
's daughter, Julie Pacino
, 21, was arrested for DUI Saturday in Manhattan. . . . Fantasia Barrino
, who has a 9-year-old named Zion
, is pregnant with her second child. . . . Kings of Leon
, who were to play the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden on Aug. 12, have canceled their tour because Caleb Followill
is suffering from vocal issues and exhaustion.
Stardom for another Spears girl Britney Spears
' baby sis Jamie Lynn Spears
' baby, Maddie Briann
, 3, made her YouTube debut Friday, singing Brit's single "Up N' Down." These are lyrics I'd totally want my 3-year-old to sing: "The beat just dropped and the room got sexy/You're watching me like there's no one else around . . . Up and down, up and down, up and down."
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