Category: Holidays

Kardashian Christmas card: 'Dynasty,' or 'The Addams Family'? [poll]

Kardashian Christmas card poll

The Kardashian Christmas card for 2010 is getting a lot of attention -- people love it, or hate it, or think it seems familiar, but can't quiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiite place it ...

In what Khloe Kardashian thinks "might be my favorite" card, and the Ministry thinks might be our favorite pop-culture ink-blot test, fans of the clan seem to see "Dynasty," while others lean more toward "The Addams Family."

Click here to see the Kardashian Christmas card, and then let us know: 1980s power-glam, or Morticia, Gomez, Pugsley and Lurch?


So much for that Kardashian MasterCard

Will you brighten Wesley Snipes' prison Christmas? [poll]

Kim Kardashian not pregnant by Kanye West -- but what about a space-alien baby daddy? Huh?

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Left photo: Joan Collins, John Forsythe and Linda Evans from the ABC-TV show "Dynasty." Credit: ABC

Right photo: Jerry Messing, left, Tim Curry, Nicole Fugere, Carel Strucken, Daryl Hannah and Pat Thomas in "Addams Family Reunion." Credit: Fox Family


Will you brighten Wesley Snipes' prison Christmas? [poll]


Who wasn't touched by father-of-four Wesley Snipes' request to stay out of prison until January, because he's a father of four and the whole behind-bars thing would really mess up the holidays?

(OK, don't answer that. Not right now, at least. We haven't gotten to the poll yet.)

Because Snipes is apparently a man who values holiday cheer, the Ministry would like to provide contact information for anyone wishing to send him a Christmas card in federal prison.

Share the joy at:

Inmate No. 43355-018
McKean FCI
P.O. Box 8000
Bradford, PA  16701

Just make sure you obey the rules regarding what you can send -- remember what happened when Lil Wayne got caught at Rikers Island with that "music contraband."


Wesley Snipes reports to federal prison in Pennsylvania

Wesley Snipes tells Larry King why he shouldn't go to prison

Wesley Snipes' 3-year prison sentence for tax evasion is upheld

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Left photo: Getty Images

Right photo: Wesley Snipes. Credit: Peter Kramer / Associated Press

Snooki will be dropped in a ball on New Year's Eve in Times Square

Snooki New Year's Eve plans MTV has announced it will put Snooki in a ball and drop her from on high on New Year's Eve in Times Square as a highlight of its 2010 "MTV New Year's Bash."

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi will be joined by "Jersey Shore" compadres Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, and the evening will -- despite a ban on public drinking at the gathering -- include an attempt to set a Guinness World Record in, um, group fist pumping.

MTV refers to "a ball" that will drop in Times Square, but doesn't narrow it down to the ball -- the one now made of illuminated Waterford Crystal, with a diameter of 12 feet, that has been dropping in one form or another for more than 100 years. Maybe they'll just cram her into this little one. Or she could buy two, and wear them as earrings.

Letting our imagination go wild, we couldn't help but recall a recent "CSI" rerun in which the killer turns out to be a bird of prey that dropped a small tortoise from the air, hoping to crack it open on the head of an ascetic it believes to be a rock.

Bald guys in Times Square, please make sure your New Year's Eve getup includes a hat.


Snooki pleads guilty, gets lectured by the judge

Bristol Palin, the Situation have a frank chat about sex

'Jersey Shore's' Snooki promotes safe sex at 23rd birthday party sponsored by a condom maker

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi of "Jersey Shore" arrives at the MTV European Music Awards 2010 in Madrid on Nov. 7. Credit: Dave Fisher Associated Press


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: Christmas shopping with Zahara, Shiloh

Brangelina Christmas shopping Two of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's children got a sweet surprise on a movie-promoting trip to Paris -- the brood got a head start on Christmas shopping.

With girls Zahara and Shiloh, the couple hit up the swanky Bonpoint children's boutique, where the littles ones scored gifts galore and even squeezed in some playtime. 

"Angelina was great," a shopper told People. "She's patient, and a very hands-on mother, making certain everything fits."

The "everything" would be pants and sweaters, zebra-patterned boots, pajamas, stuffed animals and gloves. Little dynamo and adorably self-expressive Shiloh had her eye set on two particular items: two full knights' costumes and a green plastic alligator.

The costumes consisted of tunics, shields and swords, and their purpose was explained by the little blond.

" 'One is for me,' she explained," the clerk told the mag. " 'The other is for my brother Pax.' "

Shiloh claimed the alligator for younger brother Knox, who with twin sis Vivienne is the youngest addition to the family. Pitt got top marks as an observant dad, appearing "very agreeable, absolutely polite and excellent with the girls."

After claiming their bounty, the girls played in a multi-level farmhouse while their parents looked on. The family is in the City of Light to promote "Megamind" and "The Tourist."


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt buy $40-million Italian villa

Angelina Jolie says she'd marry Brad Pitt if their kids asked -- but leave Shiloh's style alone

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the 2008 Screen Actors Guild awards. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times 

Sightings: Jennifer Aniston celebrates Thanksgiving in Cabo

Aniston Sometimes you gotta be thankful for a getway with the girls.

No one is more seasoned a pro than Jennifer Aniston when it comes to quality time with the ladies, and the actress did just that over Thanksgiving.

Aniston hit her longtime favorite escape, Los Cabos, Mexico, with a gaggle of pals including E!'s Chelsea Handler, according to several reports. Aniston celebrated her 41st birthday in the sunny locale this year and has previously enjoyed New Year's jaunts with pals such as Courteney Cox and Tobey Maguire's wife, Jennifer Meyer

Showing off her bikini body, Aniston was snapped lounging with Handler jacuzzi-side in a private villa.

Back in Los Angeles, Motely Crue member Nikki Sixx volunteered at an early Turkey Day dinner in Hollywood. The rocker dishes out hot meals for members of Covenant House, a group that provides food, shelter and crisis care to homeless youth.


Thanksgiving Rewind: Turkey Day with the stars 2009

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo:  Jennifer Aniston. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press

Sightings: Hollywood gets a jump on the holidays

Jenna Dewan With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, celebs are starting to talk turkey.

At swanky Soho House on Wednesday evening, Sony Cierge hosted an exclusive holiday preview for the company's latest gadgets. Channing Tatum's bride Jenna Dewan showed, along with Kimberly Elise, David Spade and AJ Buckley. The crowd scored Sony Cyber-shot cameras to document memories from the season.

Valerie Bertinelli prepared in a very practical way -- by setting ground rules to stay fit and trim.

Bertinelli hit Jenny Craig's Surviving the Holidays event at the swanky Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. She picked up advice on where to snack and when to skimp, and enjoyed low-calorie cocktails. 

Let us not forget, in celeb land, every day is a holiday. The Ministry is thrilled to bring you the latest star sightings in the hottest clubs and restaurants in town, so check back every Friday for the latest. Such as ...

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Matthew Morrison channels Richard Simmons for Halloween

Matthew Morrison and Christina Aguilera on Halloween Matthew Morrison helped Richard Simmons get as close as possible to guest starring on "Glee" as this Halloween: The actor payed homage to Simmons by dressing as him for Halloween.

In sparkly spandex with that unmistakable 'fro, Morrison threw a ghoulish bash with Onitsuka Tiger at West Hollywood's Voyeur -- complete with zombie burlesque and live cover band Cafe Wha?

Single lady Christina Aguilera showed up briefly with some pals, clad in a skintight sexy cop uniform (with handcuffs). Reality gal Lauren Conrad and her boyfriend Kyle Howard were smiling and dancing together in costumes -- she as a fluffy bird and he as Clark Kent, showing a Superman T-shirt beneath his collared shirt. 

Another couple, Chad Michael Murray and Kenzie Dalton, came decked out as Billy Idol and Madonna, respectively. Murray mingled outside and among the booths while Dalton chatted with friends.

There was plenty of "Glee" going around as well. New kid in school Chord Overstreet showed up dressed as a cowboy, and Harry Shum Jr. was Edward Scissorhands. 

What do you think of Matthew's look? Other celeb costumes? Tell us in the comments section below.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Matthew Morrison, as Richard Simmons, smiles with Christina Aguilera at his Los Angeles Halloween party, presented by VitaminWater. Credit: WireImage

Related dispatches from the Ministry of Gossip

Celeb Halloween: Snooki gets pickled, Kate Hudson stays home 

Heidi Klum towers over her Halloween costume party 

Celeb Halloween: Snooki gets pickled, Kate Hudson stays home

Snooki dressed as a pickle for Halloween Celebs of all kinds suited up for Halloween parties around the country -- Hollywood style.

Starting in Los Angeles on Saturday, actress Kate Hudson hosted her annual house party -- where she welcomed Nicole Richie and Joel Madden. Rocker Madden dressed as a gynecologist and Richie as Gwyneth Paltrow's character Margot Tenenbaum from "The Royal Tenenbaums." 

Other attendees at the Hudson bash included Amanda Seyfried, Adam Sandler, Gwen Stefani, Rachel Zoe, and Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow.

At Hollywood Forever cemetery, Adam Levine and his band Maroon 5 hosted a bash with Kirsten Dunst (as a flower child), Seth MacFarlane, Rose McGowan and Mischa Barton. The crowd sipped Bacardi cocktails and took in getups from the likes of Sophia Bush and boyfriend Austin Nichols, who dressed as newlyweds Katy Perry and Russell Brand

Nearly 300 miles away, Sin City was treated to bashes from Snooki and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino from MTV's  "Jersey Shore." Snooki, dressed in a custom-made pickle costume (a nod to her favorite snack), reigned at Jet nightclub on Saturday. The Situation had hosted at the same venue the evening before, forgoing a costume but sticking close to an army of sexy zombies rocking Snooki's signature bump.

At Tao Asian Bistro, Ryan Kwanten of "True Blood" hosted Veuve Cliquot's annual Yelloween, in a gangster-inspired costume, while Audrina Patridge did a sexy take on Victorian garb at the Bellagio ...

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Heidi Klum towers over her Halloween costume party

Heidi Klum and Seal in Halloween party costumes 2010 And what are you dressed as, not-so-little girl? Heidi Klum delivered her usual bell-ringing Halloween costume treat in New York on Sunday, showing up in a red-and-purple Transformers-inspired get-up and towering on stilts over shiny silver husband Seal.

The "Project Runway" host's recent costumes have included a cat, the snake (and apple) from the Garden of Eden, an Indian goddess and last year's crow.

While rocking a great recycling idea for old ski boots, and channeling Tyra Banks' forehead, Klum was joined by famous friends,

Heidi Klum costume party pictures including Miss Universe Jimena Navarette, designer Christian Siriano, mad doctor Ice-T and very naughty nurse Coco, and Kim Kardashian -- hey, have we seen that dress before, Little Red Riding Hood?

Click the photo of Kardashian, above, to launch a gallery of pictures from the Halloween party.

Funny, we thought Klum said she and Seal were going to simplify their costumes this year? Suppose it's all relative. Is it just us, or are those tiny, front-loading washing machines on Heidi's you-knows?

The party, held at Lavo, is in its 11th year.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photos: Heidi Klum, top left, and her husband Seal arrive at their Halloween party in New York. At right, Kim Kardashian. Credit: Charles Sykes / Associated Press, left; Bryan Bedder / Getty Images, right

Memorial Day sightings: Brangelina on the beach, Kristen Stewart down under

Kristen stewart eclipse australia Celebs 'round the globe toasted the arrival of summer this weekend — including beach time for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner kicking off "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" press caravan. 

Brangelina held court in swanky Malibu Colony, at the beach-front home of a friend. Pitt supervised his boys Pax and Maddox boogie boarding and kicking around in the surf while Jolie relaxed with a drink and magazine on the deck. 

Another beach-bound pair, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, surfaced in Maui on Sunday. Recently freed from the "Transformers" franchise, Fox and her "90210" beau jetted to the island after attending the Southern California wedding of Ian Ziering on Friday.

In Las Vegas, single lady Jenny McCarthy took in a performance from R&B singer Shaggy at Pure nightclub, her fellow funny girlfriend Chelsea Handler in tow. 

The young stars of "The Twilight Saga" worked through their holiday, as Monday saw Stewart and Lautner promoting the forthcoming "Eclipse" in Sydney, Australia. The two hit a photo call followed by a fan Q&A. While Stewart looked lovely in a yellow mini, her arrival the evening before wasn't so pleasant.

Snapped smoking and offering a certain hand gesture to photographers, Stewart was reportedly overwhelmed with the paparazzi's presence.

— Matt Donnelly

Photo: Kristen Stewart at the SXSW screening of "The Runaways." Credit: Getty Images.

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