ROLL CALL: Britney Goes Goth & Madonna Gets Into The Groove

Your Daily Dispatch of Celebrity Shenanigans by Tommy Vergason

June 27, 2007

BROODING BRITNEY?: While attention was diverted by Paris Hilton’s release from jail, Britney Spears took the opportunity to go out clubbing with her cousin and some friends late Monday night. USMAGAZINE.COM reports that a “barely recognizeable” Britney arrived at Joseph’s Club in LA around midnight, dressed in all black and wearing a dark wig under a newsboy hat. According to the report, Britney’s mood seemed to match her attire, as she seemed less enthusiastic about being out on the town than usual. The normally dance-happy Spears was reportedly subdued (but occasionally smiling) as she sat at a table near the dance floor, only getting up to request a few songs from the DJ and “dance-walk” her way back to her seat. Her mood brightened, though, once she and her friends left the establishment and moved on to Carl’s Jr. to get some late-night snacks. Spears reportedly got playful with photographers who had followed them there, turning the tables on them by snapping her own pictures of the paparazzi themselves.



MADONNA & PALS LIKE BUTTER: Another trendy hotspot, Butter, was treated to a visitation by some A-list celebrities Monday night. THE NY POST’s PAGE SIX reports that Madonna showed up for some fun, and was said to be “quite chummy” with fellow musician Shakira. The two pop divas reportedly showed up “hand in hand,” according to a source. Shakira wasn’t the only famous friend hanging out with Madonna, though, as Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore and Penelope Cruz reportedly joined her for a dance on the club’s banquettes. Also at Butter that night was Janet Jackson, who reportedly sat a few booths down from Madonna and her crew.

JUDE DON’T MAKE IT BAD: While Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore share a close bond with Demi’s ex-husband, Bruce Willis, another divorced couple seem to be setting an example for keeping things friendly post-separation as well. THE NY POST’s CINDY ADAMS reports that Jude Law threw a birthday party for his ex-wife Sadie Frost, who just celebrated her 42nd birthday on June 19th. The cake Jude planned for Sadie’s party reportedly said “Sexy Sadie” on it. According to Adams, Law and Frost “get on better now” since their 2003 split, and are planning a family safari vacation with their three children.

BALE CALLS IN THE TROOPS: Another sexy British actor, Christian Bale, was also focused on his family as he spoke to THE NY DAILY NEWS’ RUSH & MOLLOY at the premiere of his new movie, “Rescue Dawn.” The film, based on the true story of American POW Dieter Dengler, was reportedly an intense shoot that proved demanding on Bale and his co-stars, both emotionally and physically — including dramatic weight losses for the roles. To help him get through the rigors of filming, Bale told RUSH & MOLLOY that he flew his wife, Sibi Blazic, and their two-year-old daughter to the Thailand location to “keep him level.” “I had a life,” Bale reportedly said, and then cracked a joke about his lonely co-stars: “Those poor bastards had to play PlayStation.”

KIDMAN TRAINS HER BRAIN: Nicole Kidman is getting in on some video game action, as the new spokesperson for NINTENDO EUROPE’s “Brain Training” series. Kidman is appearing in print ads and TV spots in Europe, keeping her brain in shape as part of a 60-day brain exercise program for “More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?” which launches across Europe on the Nintendo DS on 29th June. “I love the concept that Nintendo is reaching out to new audiences with their self improvement products like ‘Brain Training,’” Nicole writes on Nintendo Europe’s Web site. “Most importantly, I’ve quickly found that training my brain is a great way to keep my mind feeling young.” A new ad, currently airing in Europe, features Kidman hard at work training her brain with a game of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” on the console. The commercial can be viewed HERE.

APOLO CAN’T GIVE UP THE DANCE: And finally: Last season’s “Dancing With the Stars” champion Anton Apolo Ohno has signed on to appear at five locations for the “Dancing With the Stars” summer tour, PEOPLE reports. “After the show, I started training again for the Olympics, but realized quickly that I couldn’t go on without at least one more week of Samba,” Ohno said in a statement. His appearances on the tour will only be in five select cities, starting in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, June 30. He’ll also appear in Hershey, Pa., on July 2; Bridgeport, Conn., on July 3; Wilkes Barre, Pa., on July 5 and Atlantic City, NJ, on July 6. Joey McIntyre, Joey Lawrence, Drew Lachey and Joey Fatone are other “Dancing” stars currently on the tour.

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