Happy Halloween, everybody! I will be posting sporadically today and also getting my house ready for handing out candy tonight. Lots of work preparing for the little ghouls and goblins!
The actor was sentenced Wednesday to a total of 40 months in state prison stemming from the booze-fueled crash that killed a high school student last December.
He could have faced a maximum penalty of six years and eight months behind bars.
Speaking to the court before his sentencing, Garrison, dressed in a suit and free from handcuffs, expressed remorse for his actions and vowed to make amends.
"I just want to say how sorry I am to the Setian family. I am sickened by my behavior on that night. My thoughts keep coming back to that night," he said.
"I want to show that my walk with sobriety will be very easy. I want to help other kids not make the same mistake I did."
The former Prison Break player will receive credit for the 91 days he has already served, which combined with California's early release program for good behavior, will likely reduce his sentence to about 20 months.
Victoria was seen for the first time since she was spotted emerging from a salon following the transformation from her much-copied blonde Pob, into the sleek new look.
She looked the image of her girl group alter ego at the time of the release of their 1996 debut ,and No1 single, Wannabe.
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Jennifer Garner has been named Glamour magazine's Woman of the Year.
The 'Juno' actress graces the cover of the U.S. publication in an exquisite floor-sweeping backless turquoise gown for the November issue honoring fantastic females.
The 35-year-old star - who has a 22-month old daughter, Violet, with husband Ben Affleck - has been recognized as a shining example of how to juggle a successful career and a happy family life with style and elegance.
The former "Alias" star will be honored at a glitzy event at New York's Lincoln Centre on November 5.
Nobel-prize winning novelist Toni Morrison and golfer Lorena Ochoa are among 12 other women who will also be celebrated at the glamorous event.
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According to the friend, Copperfield invited the 21-year-old beauty to a "lavish party" at his remote compound in the Bahamas. But when she got there, on July 27, she discovered "there was no party - and no other guests," according The Enquirer source.
"She got nervous and wanted to go home right away, but David convinced her to stay, saying she could leave the next day if she really wanted to," the friend claims.
That night, Copperfield forced himself on the woman, holding her arms "down on the bed, leaving her with terrible bruises," the friend charges.
"She told me she fought back," the friend says. "But she said that just seemed to turn him on more."
"After Copperfield had finished with her and left to clean off, the young woman had the presence of mind to use her cell phone to take photos of the crime scene," according to the tab. "In order to preserve physical evidence, she says she didn't shower. The next day, she went back home to Seattle, where her mother met her at the airport."
"They drove straight to the Harborview Medical Center, where medical personnel performed a 'rape kit' on her," the friend told The Enquirer.
Agents from Seattle's FBI office later coordinated a sting operation with the woman - encouraging her to e-mail the magician and arranging a meeting in Vegas, according to the friend.
On Oct. 18, about a dozen agents reportedly raided Copperfield's prop storehouse and seized digital camera equipment and a computer hard drive. Copperfield's attorney, Richard Schonfeld, told us: "We won't address any investigative aspects," adding: "David never forced himself on anybody. His reputation speaks for itself."
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British actor ORLANDO BLOOM has found comfort in the arms of an Australian model as Los Angeles police investigate a Los Angeles car crash he was involved in. The Pirates Of The Caribbean star cut a corner sharply while reportedly trying to shake off the paparazzi following him, and slammed into a parked Porsche earlier this month (Oct07). But, as police investigate the incident, Bloom has been enjoying a series of dates with an Miranda Kerr, according to reports. An insider tells American magazine Us Weekly, "They've been friends for a long time. But they only decided to give it a go a few weeks ago." Bloom is under investigation because the authorities believe he initially left the scene of the accident, after reporting it.
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After checking in to separate $2,000-a-night suites at
Rome’s Hotel de Russie -- “It was stressed that they must be staying on the same floor,” a source tells Us Weekly -- the costars (who may have felt free to be seen together since the movie opened) held hands and cuddled as they hit touristy spots like the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum.
They looked like “a couple on holiday,” says a witness.
And that’s exactly what they wanted. Before cooling off in September after six months of on-and-off dating, “they had talked about going to Paris,” says a source. “This is the European trip they never had!”
Mariah Carey always knows how to draw a crowd!! Hundreds of fans crowded on the sidewalk outside the Macy’s Herald Square Broadway entrance to catch a glimpse of the superstar as she made her grand entrance for the launch of her debut fragrance, M by Mariah Carey. The M by Mariah Carey fragrance launch had one of the largest fan turnouts at Macy’s to date!
In true Mariah fashion, she made her grand entrance in a Bentley Phantom convertible, flanked by two black SUVs decorated with M by Mariah Carey flags. Mariah stepped out onto a purple “M” carpet surrounded by hundreds of cheering fans armed and ready with cameras in hands! When she entered the store to walk down the purple carpet, she was greeted by members of the Brooklyn Music & Arts Program Drumline playing “It’s Like That” and donning purple M by Mariah Carey t-shirts. Fans were sprawled throughout the store, surrounding each aisle and crowding in the fragrance area trying to get a glimpse of the superstar.
Mariah signed autographs for 200 fans who purchased gift sets then later proceeded to the VIP area for a meet-n-greet and photo opp for 50 fans who purchased an additional fragrance gift set.
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Petra says: "Lingerie modelling makes you feel so sexy and good about yourself. I really enjoyed the shoot, there was a fantastic team - we had tons of fun.
"Some are sexy, some girly, some comfy and some a bit more risque - but they all make you feel great.
"My favourite garment was the black push-up bra - it had such great shaping but still has very thin straps."
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Wildfires blown by fierce desert winds Monday reduced hundreds of Southern California homes to ashes, forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee and laid a hellish, spidery pattern of luminous orange over the drought-stricken region.
At least one person was killed and dozens were injured. More than 600 homes burned, nearly 130 in one mountain area alone, and thousands of other buildings were threatened by more than a dozen blazes covering at least 310 square miles.
Soon after nightfall, fire officials announced that 500 homes and 100 commercial properties had been destroyed by a fire in northern San Diego County that exploded to 145,000 acres.
[Slater] wasn't ready for the world to know when he visited Rafaeli in her native Tel Aviv at the weekend. The champion surfer, who is of Syrian descent, was visiting Israel for the first time as part of efforts by the group Surfing for Peace to promote reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians through the sport. Slater was questioned and released by police after a scuffle broke out between him and two photographers.
The Spice Girls' comeback video shoot ended in tears and tantrums on Friday. Things didn't go smoothly when the reunited girl group gathered at London's Pinewood Studios to film the promo for their new single 'Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)', with Emma Bunton breaking down when the session ran until 3am because of Geri Halliwell's constant meditation.
Mel B and Victoria Beckham - who flew in from Los Angeles that morning - also disrupted proceedings. Mel constantly complained she was suffering from jet lag, while Victoria insisted on having an assistant follow her around with a supply of fruit and champagne.
Mel C also complained about the duration of the shoot.
A source said: "Things were very delayed. The director was tearing his hair out and threatening to walk."
"The girls were so tired and Emma was crying as the shoot just went on and on."
"Geri kept slowing things down by meditating and doing strange spiritual stuff."
"It's just like before but now their egos are even bigger."
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A source said: "She loved his good looks, but she gets bored very quickly, and he was just too shy and quiet for her.
"She likes bad boys."
Paris announced to the world she was single again by stepping out with bad boy rocker Kid Rock in Toronto, Canada, at the weekend.
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The 'Rehab' singer and the Babyshambles star recently recorded the track, which sees Amy showcasing her impressive guitar playing skills as well as her singing talents.
Pete's bandmate, guitarist Mick Whitnall, said: "It's a ska-type track. Amy's playing guitar on it and singing as well.
"She plays better than James Brown playing acoustic guitar. She thinks she's s**t but she's not. I've never met a man who plays like that, let alone a girl."
The pair stopped by Manhattan's Marquee nightclub last Friday, then popped into Gramercy Park Hotel's hip Rose Bar on Saturday night.
"At one point, they were holding hands, off to the side of the table, like they didn't want people to see," says an observer.
“Riley just stopped calling Bree and never told her about Lindsay,” Bree’s mom, Tess, tells Us. “She found out by seeing photos. It destroyed her.”
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The clumsy singer, who still faces a hit-and-run charge for leaving the scene of a parking lot incident in August without addressing the owner of a vehicle she hit, reversed into a paparazzi's car while trying to park on Saturday night.
Learning from her last accident, red-faced Spears tracked down the owner of the car she bumped, stating, "I'm stupid, I'm sorry... I'm a horrible driver."
She then joked, "Are you going to sue me or something?" but the forgiving snapper just shrugged off the incident and told Spears, who was wearing sunglasses on a dreary Los Angeles night, "not to worry."
"At around 9:25 this evening, Ms. Spears turned herself in to the Van Nuys Jail for booking," said LAPD officer Mike Lopez. "This was by court order, which is common for a misdemeanor charge."
A smiling Spears, wearing a short black dress, a black jacket and carrying a white purse, was accompanied by pal Sam Lufti and her lawyer, J. Michael Flanagan, when she surrendered at the jail.
She will be arraigned for two charges – hit-and-run causing property damage and driving without a valid California driver's license – on Oct. 25.
Spears faces up to a year in jail if convicted, but Flanagan previously told PEOPLE, "We're working toward a resolution of the case, but we don't have a firm deal yet."
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Alyssa Lipsky, the one who ended up on his tour bus, is still dizzy from their 11-hour journey between New York and Detroit. "We drank a ton of beer and vodka and danced and sang the whole way," Lipsky tells Steppin' Out's Chaunce Hayden. Lipsky said Rock offered her her own bedroom. Though she chose to bunk with him, she was impressed by his generosity. "He had such a big heart," says Lipsky. Anything else big? "I'll just say this: Pam Anderson wouldn't have married him if he wasn't as impressive as Tommy Lee." 'Nuff said.
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The company claims Hilton - real name Mario Lavandeira - illegally obtained and uploaded at least 10 completed songs and incomplete demos from new LP Blackout onto the site. The copyright infringement lawsuit was filed by Zomba - which owns the copyright to Spears' recordings - on Thursday (11Oct07) in the U.S. district court in Los Angeles, but does not specify the amount of monetary damages being sought. Zomba has confirmed Spears is not a party in the case. It comes just a day after Lavandeira was the subject of a court summons (10Oct07) to appear in the dock in a $20 million defamation case over claims he accused DJ Samantha Ronson of being responsible for the cocaine found in Lindsay Lohan's car following her (May07) arrest for driving under the influence (DUI).
Jessica's business manager David Levin said: "She did re-sign for another year, she has a great relationship with them."
The blonde actress - who angered Proactiv bosses in 2005 when she put her clear skin down to prescription medicine Accutane - has filmed new TV adverts for the company, which are expected to broadcast at Christmas.
Jessica previously praised the treatment, saying: "I just had so much build up and so many clogged pores that once I started using Proactiv Solution, my face was just shining. I'm passionate about Proactiv because it worked for me and it gave me so much confidence."
Jessica is one of many female celebrities to promote the "three-step treatment system", others have included Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
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The Cuban beauty is so comfortable in her own skin she even weeds her flowerbeds and prunes her bushes completely naked.
Eva said: "I love being naked. I do everything in the nude, even the gardening!"
"We're Cuban, and it's a hot island. Why not go nude?"
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