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Parade magazine readers have voted “overwhelmingly” in support of Whoopi Goldberg who was not invited to Oprah’s recent Legends Ball, honoring important black women.
According to Parade voters, Oprah was wrong to exclude Whoopi. The magazine asked its readers to weigh in on whether Whoopi should have been invited to the event, and a resounding 76% said “that Oprah was indeed wrong to exclude the actress-comedian from the weekend.”
Oprah Winfrey, 52, and Whoopi Goldberg, 50, worked together and achieved fame in 1985\'s \"The Color Purple,” yet Oprah didn\'t include Whoopi in her year-in-the-making Legends Weekend, a celeb studded celebration of the “vanguard of African-American women” back in May, 2006.
Mariah Carey, Maya Angelou, Gladys Knight, Toni Morrison, Angela Bassett, Audra McDonald, and Brandy were all there among many others who celebrated over the weekend with a luncheon, a ball and a brunch.
Whoopi was not.
Both Winfrey and Goldberg have denied any issues that would have resulted in such a snub, but Goldberg\'s physical lack of presence was noticeable, especially when far lesser stars like Brandy, Mary J. Blige and Tyra Banks were toasted.
The *NSYNC star turned solo act is hard at work on his second CD. We hung out in the studio for an exclusive preview.
After recording for the past year in London, New York, Miami, and LA, JC Chasez is putting the finishing touches on his next as yet untitled CD, due out this fall. "As a writer, its fun to go to different places and draw on new energy," Chasez says. "It's about experiencing new things."
In contrast to his last CD Schizophrenic, which Billboard described as "wonderfully all over the musical map" (though it peaked at 17 and sold a disappointing 51,000 copies its first week), Chasez says this album is more focused. "I met new writers this time and teamed up with different friends." Chasez's big name collaborators include Dallas Austin, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake, who chimes in on "God Bless America" and the satire "Until Yesterday." "Justin and I went right back to finishing each other's sentences." Chasez says. "A lot of our personal jokes show up on the album."
Other tracks include "souped up 80s ballad" "I'm Not Sleeping Alone," and "Satellite," co written by Jimmy Harry. "This has been my favorite record making experience," Chasez says. Just don't ask whether *NSYNC is getting back together; "Everyone and their mother is always asking that."
source: Giant Magazine
Naomi Campbell is being sued by another former employee, a young Florida woman who claims the supermodel abused her verbally and physically on three continents.
Amanda Brack, 20, accused Campbell of assault, battery, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress in incidents that started a month after she began working for her in February 2005, court papers say.
Brack's lawsuit was filed today while Campbell, 35, was in plea negotiations with Manhattan prosecutors about an assault charge. Campbell was accused of throwing a mobile phone at one of her employees in January in a dispute over a missing pair of jeans.
Campbell has called that allegation "completely untrue." But the housekeeper, Ana Scolavino, was treated for an injury to the back of her head, and prosecutor Shanda Strain announced that she and the model's lawyer were in plea talks.
Brack's lawyer, Gerald McCarthy, said his client and the model met in Paris in a nightclub ladies' room where Campbell was upset about a "costume malfunction." He said Brack helped and impressed the model, who then asked Brack to work for her.
Brack's lawsuit says, "Shortly after being hired, defendant Campbell initiated a series of verbal and physical and emotional attacks against (Brack) such that plaintiff suffered both physical and emotional injuries."
McCarthy said Campbell assaulted his client in several incidents that occurred in 2005 in Brazil, Morocco and in Campbell's apartment on Park Avenue in Manhattan.
McCarthy said his client stayed with Campbell as long as she did "because she was star struck." He said the model would take his client with her to meet and hang out with the rich and famous and Brack was impressed with the lifestyle.
McCarthy said a July 2005 incident was the last straw. He said Campbell said something that made Brack believe the model thought she was stealing from her and Brack quit a few days later.
Brack's lawsuit, filed in Manhattan's state Supreme Court, seeks unspecified damages for pain and suffering from Campbell and her company, OMI Ltd.
A spokeswoman for Campbell did not return a call or an email requesting comment Thursday.
The volatile Campbell has a history of problems with her employees. In 2003, she was sued by a former administrative assistant who said Campbell had thrown a phone at her during a tantrum in Campbell's apartment two years earlier.
In August 2004, in the same apartment, Campbell and her maid battled it out, with the worker claiming the supermodel slapped her across the face. Campbell accused the maid, Millicent Burton, of instigating the fight.
Last month, another maid, Gaby Gibson, filed a lawsuit accusing Campbell of personal injuries, employment discrimination, civil assault and civil battery.
Since Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy came out as a couple last month, their relationship has been moving along faster than ever. The funny twosome started dating back in December, but were able to keep their romance under wraps for months. Now that they’re out in the open, source say they’re ready to take things to the next level.
According to the National Enquirer, Jenny and Jim are planning to elope. They want to wed before the summer is over and reportedly plan to go to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to marry over Labor Day weekend.
If they go through with it, this would be Jenny’s second marriage and Jim’s third. They both have children from their previous marriages.
Lindsay: Thar she blows in "Georgia Rule"
"So she wants to have a big, splashy ceremony with all their family and friends and the baby in attendance."
Meanwhile, Life + Style magazine is reporting that Britney Spears and hubby Kevin Federline have reportedly sought the services of a professional counselor to save their crumbling marriage.
According to Contactmusic, sources say that the couple has engaged a 1,000 dollars-an-hour expert for twice-a-week counseling sessions to help them get their marriage back on track.
Spears, has also reportedly told pals, "We need this".
Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty will have an implant fitted to help him kick his drug habit, he told a district judge, Jane McIvor, at Thames magistrates court in east London yesterday.
Doherty, 27, represented himself at the latest review of his treatment programme for crack cocaine and heroin addiction. He had tried to have an implant fitted before but said he wanted to try again.
The judge recommended his drug tests be reduced to once a week.
In April he was sentenced to a community order and 18 months' drug rehabilitation after admitting seven charges of possessing drugs.
Red Buttons, the carrot-topped burlesque comedian who became a top star in early television and then in a dramatic role won the 1957 Oscar as supporting actor in "Sayonara," died Thursday. He was 87.
E! Entertainment Television has ordered a fifth season of the reality series The Simple Life, E! Networks president and CEO Ted Harbert announced at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday.
But this time, stars and best friends-turned-archenemies Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie might not be filmed separately, as they were for season four, The Simple Life: 'Til Death Do Us Part.
"I don't have any control over whether they'll be friends by next season," Harbert tells PEOPLE. "We need to talk about the best thing to do for the show, and I'm not sure shooting them separately again is the best thing for the show."
On the most recent season, Hilton, 25, and Richie, 24, were shown trying to run the households of regular families – but the two did not share any screen time.
Still, the show was a hit for E! – its June 6 premiere drew triple the cable net's average viewers. "We pulled off a difficult thing this year, but frankly we got away with it," says Harbert. "We can't do that again."
And hopefully, when the feuding heiresses are forced to interact, sparks will fly, says an insider. "They want to give the viewers what they want, and what the viewers want is to see Paris and Nicole together, fighting," says the source.
Justin Timberlake claims he wants to push pop boundaries with upcoming second solo album "FutureSex/LoveSounds," but launch single "SexyBack" is more likely to jolt nerve endings. Yeah, we get it: Release an event single you know radio will embrace before getting to the meat of the matter, but really. This meandering melody-free jam is atrocious. Timberlake is unidentifiable with his grossly distorted vocal as Timbaland whoops and hollers alongside, in what is essentially a four-minute loop. Timberlake has a lot to offer—as a potential savior of solo male pop—but here he appears to tease, if not to ridicule, radio's lust/need for him.
Respect: less than zero.
Tacky return, dude.