Back to LA and blogging!

Sorry! Sorry! Sorry! To anyone still reading this blog, major apologies for my lack of updates. I’ve been in Ireland for the past month or so just chilling out at home with family and friends and have been neglecting Hollywood Highlights.

However, I’m back in LA and back to blogging so expect regular updates.

I went for a hike in Runyon Canyon this morning to stave off the jet lag but was sad to see I missed a topless Colin Farrell there yesterday! To make up for my lack of posts, here’s a picture of Colin working up a sweat!


Colin Farrell working up a sweat in Runyon Canyon

Colin Farrell working up a sweat in Runyon Canyon




Another poor choice by Reese Witherspoon

I’m not really sure what Reese Witherspoon is trying to achieve by sporting a baseball cap with the City of Atlanta Police Department’s insignia on it.

Reese Witherspoon in Atlanta PD baseball cap

Reese Witherspoon in Atlanta PD baseball cap

Trying to show that she and the police are “cool” now and everything has been sorted out following her drunken behaviour and subsequent arrest for disorderly conduct maybe?

Or is she making a joke about the whole incident?

Whatever it is, it’s a poor choice for someone who is rightly being slammed for her actions after her husband Jim Toth was arrested for DUI.

And on a purely superficial level, what the hell is going on with Reese’s face here? She looks like she’s aged about 10 years.

If you haven’t seen the arrest video, check it out below. My favourite part is Jim trying to distance himself from her behaviour and apologising to the cop at the end.


Also I have absolutely no inside information on this blind riddle, but if I had to guess…..



Keira Knightley’s recycled wedding dress?

She tied the knot in front of just 11 people in Mazan in the South of France and as if that wasn’t low-key enough, it looks like Keira Knightley has even recycled her wedding dress.

The bride wore a Chanel jacket, ballet flats, daisies in her hair and according to LOOK magazine, a knee length strapless Rodarte dress she first wore to a pre-BAFTA event back in 2008, for her wedding to James Righton.

Check out the pictures below to compare. What do you think?

Keira Knightley and James Righton following their wedding ceremony

Keira Knightley and James Righton following their wedding ceremony

Keira Knightley in Rodarte in 2008

Keira Knightley in Rodarte in 2008

Unlike many other celebrities who claim to want privacy but in fact crave the opposite, it’s highly doubtful we’ll be seeing the Knightley/Righton nuptials splashed across the pages of an upcoming issue of People magazine (I’m looking at you Drew Barrymore and Reese Witherspoon).

Rather than try to ensure a media blackout with a large security detail, the happy couple simply ignored the press and just simply went about the business of getting married before jumping into a Renault Clio to take them to the reception.

Congratulations Keira and James

Mariah Carey’s Disney fairytale

A Disney themed wedding wouldn’t be my thing but I cannot think of anything more perfect for Mariah Carey.

Everything she does is over the top so it’s no surprise Mimi took over Disneyland yesterday to celebrate her 5th wedding anniversary in front of Sleeping Beauty’s castle.

I was at the theme park where there were signs up warning everyone that parts of Fantasyland would be closing at 4.30pm for a private event and I was chatting to an employee (or castmember as they call themselves) who confirmed it was for Mariah and Nick Cannon’s anniversary celebration.

Entertainment Tonight were obviously given the exclusive as they were setting up cameras early and Disneyland staff spent over three hours getting everything perfect for Mariah before the park closed at 8pm and the Carey/Cannon family started celebrating.

I’ve spoken to people in the know who said it’s between $50,000 and $100,000 to hire out the theme park for an event like this, which is just insane, but no expense spared for Mimi!

The couple renewed their vows and celebrated the second birthday of their twins Moroccan and Monroe at the ritzy bash.

These pictures with Roc and Roe are adorable, it’s hard not to love Dembabies

Disneyland staff setting up for Mariah Carey's vow renewal ceremony in front of Sleeping Beauty's castle

Disneyland staff setting up for Mariah Carey’s vow renewal ceremony in front of Sleeping Beauty’s castle


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Will Smith blames Twitter for Bieber’s problems, Bieber thanks him on Twitter

After Will Smith cites Twitter as the cause of many of Justin Bieber’s problems, what does Bieber do? Takes to Twitter to thank him!

Will gave an interview to Capital FM in London [listen here] where he said he did just as much stupid stuff as Justin when he was 19 but luckily there was no Twitter or smart phones to capture every moment so he could get away with it in private.

Justin then decided to thank Will by posting a link to Capital FM on Twitter, which kind of goes against what Will was saying …

‘Will Smith is the man! @officialjaden u r cool too 🙂

I’m sure he has his number and could send him a quick text to say thanks but obviously everything has to be done publicly these days.

Speaking of … Justin has decided to keep us all guessing about his relationship with Selena Gomez by posting a picture of them hugging on his Instagram account with the caption

‘You’ve been makin music for too long babe come cuddle’ – her.”

[c] Justin Bieber Instagram

[c] Justin Bieber Instagram

At first I thought this meant they were back together but Beliebers, who know everything there is to know about their idol, have pointed out he’s missing his new tiger tattoo from his left arm so who knows.

He might claim to hate all the attention but it’s pretty obvious Justin loves it.

Lost in Translation….The Rock’s recent injury

I was pretty relieved to see this tweet from The Rock today about his emergency hernia surgery.

‘Surgery a success! Dr repaired 3 hernial tears (fun pain). Superman is on the mend.. #WeFallWeRise’

The Rock recovering after surgery

The Rock recovering after surgery

Not because I’m happy he was rushed to hospital but when he had to pull out of the Pain & Gain premiere in Hollywood on Monday, there was some confusion as to what exactly was wrong with him.

I’m not sure where the message got lost in translation but what most of the press took away from the explanation was that The Rock had injured his penis!

While three hernial tears sounds pretty awful, it seems better than the alternative. I was imagining The Rock having to wear something like the cast Schmidt donned in New Girl when he broke his penis. Or who can forget the Grey’s Anatomy episode when McSteamy had a similar injury.

I’m happy to hear The Rock didn’t suffer the same fate, no one wants to see him have to wear this ….

Schmidt working out a way to shower despite his penis cast

Schmidt working out a way to shower despite his penis cast

Backstreet’s Back…

One of the more exciting parts of my weekend was covering the Backstreet Boys 20th Anniversary Fan Celebration at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on Saturday. Of course I wasn’t as excited as the people who camped out from 8pm on Friday, or those who paid $150 for a meet and greet [ie a quick hello and a picture if you’re lucky] but I’ll admit I did struggle to contain my inner fangirl when Brian Littrell walked past me.

Along with doing interviews with the press, a Q & A with the fans and giving a sneak peek of their upcoming documentary, the group gave the crowd a preview of their new album and for any BSB fans out there, I’m happy to say it’s a return to form. Uber producer Max Martin [ who is responsible for Quit Playing Games, Everybody and I Want It That Way, to name just a few] is back and his influence is clear on the new record.

We heard eight songs [full album which was also produced by Prophet and Morgan will be 13 plus bonus tracks] and the guys gave a little bit of background on each.

Soldier: Nick and Howie wrote this one and it’s a typical, upbeat BSB song. Instantly recognisable as one of theirs.

Breathe: This is similar to any slower song on a typical BSB album

Trust Me: More acoustic driven, none of the group wrote this but they all agreed they instantly fell in love with it and had to have it on the album.

Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of: This was inspired by the Backstreet Babies and Kevin started crying twice when talking about it, once during press interviews and again with the fans.

In Your Arms: Howie and Nick teamed up to write this dance track.

Madeleine: More guitar led and co-written by AJ, who wanted to write something about the epidemic of bullying.

Try: James Morrison wrote this and AJ takes lead vocals. It’s exactly what you’d expect from a Morrison song, quite soulful.

Permanent Stain or PS: Even more so than Soldier, this is classic Backstreet Boys, just a pity about the terrible title!

Check out a mash-up below