The Hollywood 5 & 1: 03.31.12: Probation Free Lindsay Lohan Edition!
Posted by Steve Gustafson on 03.31.2012
Sofia Vergara takes on Keeley Hazell and Salma Hayek takes on Mya Jane in Vs, Lindsay Lohan is free from probation, racy pics of the Octomom cause a stir, Charlie Sheen messes up again, Adrianne Curry is your "& 1" Model of the Week and more!
BEFORE WE BEGIN...
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The party may be winding down but that just leads to spin-off season!
Our OFFICIAL HALL OF BANG!
Jennifer Love Hewitt
The REAL March Madness is right here! Welcome back to the official Miss Bang Tournament Series 1! The first 16 members of the Hall will do battle in a single elimination tournament to determine who's the Queen of them all!
The pairings were done by random. Each week I'll do two match ups. The one with the most votes wins and moves on. It's that simple. If you're a fan of a certain beauty, tell your friends to vote. Voting stops the Thursday after and I'll post a "VOTING CLOSED" comment below to signal you. Any ties will lead to a tie-breaker. 3 members of the 411mania will be emailed to vote. Their vote will determine the winner. Let's take a look at the bracket:
Last week ran pretty much how I expected. In the first match up we had the battle of the sweethearts. Jennifer Love Hewitt faced Susan Coffey. While some felt Coffey was undeserving of Hall status, she did beat strong competition to get there. Sadly, she was no match for Jennifer. Hewitt brought in 76 votes to Coffey's 32. In the second battle it was Scarlett Johansson taking on Arianny Celeste. Scarlett made quick work of the UFC beauty, beating Celeste 66 votes to 45.
We enter the last week of first round matches and we do it with a BANG! Two heavy hitters this week! Up first we have Sofia Vergara taking on Keeley Hazell! Both ladies were 5 & 1 favorites so I don't know who I favor in this one!
Sofia Vergara VS. Keeley Hazell
Next up we have Salma Hayek taking on Mya Jane! Either one of these lovely women could win the tournament and I'm glad I'm leaving the voting to YOU!
Salma Hayek VS. Mya Jane
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I present to you a pick of a mystery rack or rump and YOU tell me who it is. Easy, right? For some of you this might present a challenge so I'll give you a couple clues each week. But you'll have to really look hard to figure it out!
Who was it last week? A few guesses but the only one who got it right was, surprise, MNM! Our weekly winner correctly guessed the mystery lady was none other than...Brittany Dailey!
Let's keep it going. Clues for this week:
* I've interviewed her.
* Very unique performer.
Gentlemen, start your guesses!
Stop by next week for the reveal!
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Alright, let's get to the actual Hollywood 5 & 1. I go through 5 things out of Hollywood this past week that made me scratch my head plus our "& 1" Model of the Week! Let's go!
Back on the Prowl!
When you get as many chances as she has, you're bound to have something go right once and a while. As long as she stays out of trouble (*WINK*), Lindsay Lohan's days in criminal court have finally come to an end. Nearly five years after the first of her two DUI arrests, multiple stints in rehab, at least five trips to jail, and a necklace theft case...Lohan has satisfied her probation terms in her drunk driving case.
She is no longer required to appear in court or report to a probation officer. "She has done everything this court has asked of her," Judge Stephanie Sautner said Thursday. Since November, Lohan has completed more than 50 days of janitorial duty at the L.A. County morgue and 18 therapy sessions. But the judge did give the actress a final warning, albeit in a warm and supportive tone of voice: "You need to live your life in a more mature way," Sautner said. "Stop the nightclubbing and focus on your work. I don't expect to see you again."
I agree. I would rather she face a more stern judge who won't give her as many breaks as Judge Sautner did.
"I just want to say thank you for being fair," Lohan told the judge. "It's opened a lot of doors for me, so I really appreciate it."
It's like a scene out of Gilmore Girls. For the necklace theft case, Lohan will now serve informal probation until May 24, 2014, but her only requirement, the judge said, will be to obey all laws. If she slips up in the next two and a half years, the judge could sentence her to 245 days in jail. Sure. "It's not that hard [to stay out of trouble]," Sautner added. "I know it's hard when you have people following you all over the place, but that's the life you chose."
Kardashian Round Up!
Busy week for Khloe Kardashian! She is blasting reports that her marriage to NBA player Lamar Odom is in trouble. The reality personality tweeted a link to a GossipCop article that called out a Star magazine report that her marriage to Odom was on the rocks. Star magazine had reported that Khloe is depressed because she hasn't been able to get pregnant and alleged that Odom cheated on her at a D.C. strip club when he " disappeared into a private room with a stripper."
I'm a familiar face at all the D.C. strip clubs. If something went down, I would have known. Sadly, I'm not kidding on his one.
"Save the drama for your mama baby! LOL," Khloe tweeted in response to the allegations. When a fan told Khloe how upset they were about the divorce rumors, she responded, " it shows you how sick people are. They would rather have pain then love...Sad world."
Next, Khloe has her sisters back! After Kim Kardashian got pelted by a flour bomb, the anti-fur group PETA not only pledged to support the alleged attacker if Kardashian pressed charges, but lashed out at the reality starlet. Not so fast. Khloe was once a strong a supporter, even posing nude for a PETA ad. She announced Monday that she's quitting the organization. "I just received word that the woman responsible has very close ties to PETA, despite PETA publicly stating otherwise," Khloé wrote on her blog. "Not only has PETA lied to the public, but they have proved that they support this kind of behavior." She adds: "I've been a vocal supporter of PETA for a long time but I have also been very vocal about anti-bullying, so this was a huge disappointment for me. As you all know, I don't condone violence and bullying and what happened last Thursday was just that."
On Tuesday morning, PETA responded to Khloé's decision, saying in a statement, "We appreciate that Khloé will remain on the animals' side by not wearing fur ľ that's what counts. If one of our volunteers is responsible, it doesn't alter the fact that no animal deserves to be electrocuted, shot, or poisoned for a bit of fur clothing. Khloé is just defending her sister, and we know she has a good heart, so we wish her well. We just wish she also had more influence on her sister." Sounds fair to me.
I was just wondering what happened to her. Not really. Still, she slimmed down but still kept her curves after delivering octuplets three years ago. Nadya Suleman says, "I get way too much male attention."
This is the part where I'm supposed to tell you all to leave her alone and give her space.
Sadly, my words won't be changing any time soon. The "Octomom" posed topless for the U.K. magazine Closer, leaving little to the imagination despite two strategically placed hands. Even with all the added attention, Suleman says she doesn't plan to start dating again until the babies are 18 years old. "I live for them now," she told the magazine. "I wouldn't rule out a relationship in the future," she says. "But now, when men look at me, I look away and they know not to approach me. I know I'm beautiful ľ I don't need a man to tell me that."
We all are just waiting for him to fumble. We can almost feel it coming! After his appearance on the Today show, Charlie Sheen thanked the morning show's gracious hosts and crew, tweeting "Fun..!! Thanks Katie, Matt & crew! RT @todayshow Catching up with Charlie Matt's exclusive interview with @charliesheen."
Wait a minute Charlie. Which appearance were you talking about? The one that morning or the one from years ago? See, the only problem is that "Katie," Katie Couric, is long gone from the program. Couric left the Today show anchor seat in 2006, before Meredith Viera, and more recently, Ann Curry took over. During his interview, Sheen told Matt Lauer, "I guess the plan was to reintroduce myself to America and to the media and say, 'Sorry about that, but here's what's happening now.'"
No picture of Sheen. How about Miss Jones instead?
What's the VIDEO BUZZ?
A grab bag video! Chris Klein opens up on alcoholism, Aerosmith's hot summer tour, and Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth file for divorce
Welcome back to the & 1 Model of the Week! Where we search this thing called the internet to find a lovely lady to appreciate in all her beauty.
The & 1 Model of the Week brings us...Adrianne Curry! She's always been on the outside of being included in the 5 & 1. Since we're having the tournament I thought I'd put her out there and get your feedback.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I presentůAdrianne Curry!
Stop back next week for another & 1 Model of the Week
It's time for another CLEAN REVIEW FOR A DIRTY MOVIE! This week we take a look at the instant classic...
Tomb Raider XXX: An Exquisite Films Parody
When you talk about Tomb Raider a few things come to mind. The video game. The code for the video game that gives you a nude Lara Croft. The movie starring Angelina Jolie. Back in early December, video game and pop culture sites were all abuzz about adult superstar Chanel Preston getting the role of the iconic Lara Croft. I, myself, mentioned that her casting was inspired and I'm pleased to say that Chanel not only filled the role splendidly, she made me forget about Angeli...what's her name again?
Fans of Tomb Raider are a funny bunch. They're so dedicated to a fictional character that when a cheat code appeared years ago to let you gaze upon her nude pixels, media outlets were quick to point out the odd fascination for a video game character. But they love Lara Croft. And they will love Chanel Preston.
I read the write-up for the movie with interest: The greatest thrill seeker of our lifetime, Lara Croft (Chanel Preston), is headed on the adventure of her lifetime in "Tomb Raider XXX: An Exquisite Films Parody." With Alister (Anthony Rosano) in her ear, she searches for artifacts around the world and battles the sinister members of Natla Technologies at every turn. Forever the thrill seeker, this death-defying journey is not enough to quench Lara's insatiable quest for excitement. Only when Lara falls into the arms of her alliesů and enemies for torrid encounters can she be satisfied.
I also knew that this parody film lives or dies on Preston's performance. She either gets it or fails. From the opening scene to the closing credits, Preston IS Croft. In ways Jolie never could, Chanel brings a new sexiness to the character and she looks like she's having fun. Even better, she did her own stunts. You'll appreciate that more when you see the outfit she wore to go rock climbing.
Jordan Septo, the writer and the director, makes a lot of right decisions. He understands the source material and what the fans want to see in a parody. He keeps the basic plot of the game, the popular supporting cast, and interjects adult film fun. While Chanel shines, yet again, Septo also gets great performances out of Anthony Rosano as Alister, Lea Lexis (Jacqueline Natla), Kagney Linn Karter (Amanda), Lee Stone (Larson), Gracie Glam (Mia), Nicole Aniston (Julia), Dani Daniels (Tamara), Derrick Pierce (Pierre Dupont), and Danny Mountain (Sam).
And any movie that has an Evan Stone fight scene is already a thumbs up in my book!
The movie moves along at a brisk pace and never gets too bogged down with plot developments. It has just the right balance of humor and action to keep you interested, never taking itself too serious.
The DVD is packed with over 4 hours of content and the special features contain extensive behind-the-scenes footage and a photo gallery. The behind-the-scenes was especially interesting and is always a must-watch in my book.
I would love to see Tomb Raider XXX become a franchise and branch out a little. Chanel Preston makes Lara Croft her own and will surely draw in a legion of new fans with her faithful version of the popular video game character.
Exquisite Films is quickly becoming one of the most solid studios out and I find myself always watching for new product from them. Pick this up and become a fan today!
Before I say GOODBYE! Playboy has been kind enough to release me on the lovely Playmates. Here's some interviews to keep you entertained!