Olympian Michael Phelps has a new gig. The athlete will now be hawking high-priced luggage as the new face of Louis Vuitton. Some photos from the new campaign were leaked last week which could possibly get Phelps into hot water. The International Olympic Committee has a rule that athletes can’t promote any non-Olympic sponsors from July 18 to Aug. 15, but chances are they'll let this one slide since it was a leak and not an official release.
In unlikely collaborators news, Mariah Carey and No Doubt will both be performing at an NFL kickoff pre-game special at Rockefeller Center on Sept. 5. Let's all keep our fingers crossed, and maybe we'll get a Gwen and Mariah duet.
In incredibly surprising celebrity news, Brit Brit and the Mars rover have been chatting on Twitter. Britney Spears tweeted "So @MarsCuriosity... does Mars look the same as it did in 2000?", referring to her Mars-set "Oops!... I Did It Again" music video. Mars Curiosity tweeted back saying "@britneyspears Hey Brit Brit. Mars is still looking good. Maybe someday an astronaut will bring me a gift, too. Drill bits crossed ;)" This exchange begs the question, who at NASA gets the job of replying to Britney Spears tweets? More Headlines >> Posted 08.17.12 by Mandy
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Just when Lindsay Lohan seemed to be emerging from her legal troubles comes news that she was involved in a hit-and-run last night. TMZ reports that LiLo was leaving the Sayers Club in Hollywood when her Porsche "made contact" with the club's manager. An eyewitness reportedly said the "manager was fine and actually 'got up and started smoking his hookah.'" This morning, however, word is that he went to the emergency room and is planning to press charges.
It's already been decided who will go home on American Idol this week. According to TMZ, Jermaine Jones is being sent home this week due to his criminal record and outstanding warrants. The 25-year-old singer's criminal history was discovered when producers learned that Jones had lied about having been abandoned by his father and decided to take a closer look at his background. Add Jones to Corey Clark and Jared Andrews and you've got enough for a special episode of America's Most Wanted.
If you're having trouble getting into see your hair dresser, it's probably because the Twi-moms of the world have already made an appointment for a new cut and color. It was announced yesterday that Peter Facinelli, who plays the handsome and empathetic vampire/doctor Carlisle Cullen in The Twilight Saga movies, will soon be single. He and wife of 11 years Jennie Garth are headed for divorce. The couple have three children together.
There's a cute new boy on the creek. Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek and his wife, Kimberly, welcomed a baby boy on Tuesday, and made the big announcement via Twitter. It is the second child for the couple, who also have a year-and-a-half old baby girl named Olivia. The Van Der Beeks have not announced their son's name, but here's hoping that they go with "Pacey."
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