'Sin City' actress Jessica Alba has revealed she quit the Christian church after being told she was too sexy.
Jessica Alba has turned her back on the church after religious leaders condemned her for being too sexy.
The 'Sin City' actress found solace in the Christian church after feeling rejected by the Latin community.
However, after four years of being a born-again Christian she quit the faith, because she was accused of deliberately trying to attract men.
She told Elle magazine: "Older men would hit on me and my youth pastor said it was because I was wearing provocative clothing, when I wasn't.
"It just made me feel, like, if I was in anyway desirable to the opposite sex, that it was my fault, and it made me ashamed of my body and of being a woman."
The 25-year-old actress also says she could not accept the church's attitude towards premarital sex and homosexuality.
Speaking about the Bible, she added: "I thought it was a nice guide, but it certainly wasn't how I was going to live my life."
source: msn entertainment
Vince Vaughn, the US actor dating former Friends star Jennifer Aniston, is to sue two UK newspapers.
He is taking legal action against the Sun, Daily Mirror and New York Post after they said he kissed a "mystery woman" at a London charity event.
source: BBC News
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Man said he thought he would take child back from orphanageThe father of the Malawian child pop star Madonna wants to adopt said on Sunday he had not originally planned to give up his son for good when he handed him to an orphanage after the death of his wife last year.
Yohane Banda told a British newspaper he put his son David in an orphanage when he was just over one month old, fearing that he was ill with malaria, which killed his two other sons.
“I suppose deep in my heart I always imagined that when he was better, or I had got another wife, I would go and take him back,” Banda told the Mail on Sunday. “I did not think anyone would want to take him away.”
But Banda, 31, said he and his family had agreed to allow Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie to adopt the child, believing it would give him the chance to receive a good education and grow up healthy.
“He will always be in my heart. I hate to see him leave Malawi but I have come to accept the loss,” Banda said. “The government people told me it would be a good thing for the country. He will come back educated and able to help us.”
Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin may be gone, but his love for animals will live on – through his and his wife Terri's 8-year-old daughter, Bindi.
Bindi Irwin is currently shooting Bindi, The Jungle Girl, a 26-part wildlife documentary for the Discovery Kids network that is set to debut in January 2007.
"I'm trying to get across the message that don't be afraid of animals, they're just put on this earth to help the environment and everything like that," Bindi tells ABC's Australian Story in her first formal interview since her father's death in September.
And Bindi will not be the only star of the show: Her late father will appear with her in scenes filmed before his death. "We'll never refer to the fact that Steve is no longer with us," says John Stainton, who was Steve's manager. "The way that it works is that Steve plays co-star to Bindi. It's just the little reactions that she gives to her Dad who's, you know, doing sort of silly stuff."
The opening sequence of Bindi, The Jungle Girl features animated shots of Bindi and Steve in a jungle, accompanied by a theme song with lyrics, "The Croc Hunter taught her/ and now his only daughter/ is Bindi the Jungle Girl."
"Bindi the Jungle Girl is really lucky because she lives in a tree-house and she gets lots of animals in and out," Bindi tells Australian Story of her character. "She hangs out with lots of wildlife. She just loves kissing a koala or hugging a snake."
And like her father, Bindi is fearless. "Some people think that I would be afraid of them, but I'm never ever afraid of an animal," she says. "I just get excited and some that are dangerous I just think, 'Oooh! What's going to happen?' and things like that."
Bindi is already proving to be comfortable in the public eye. She gave a moving tribute to her father at his Sept. 20 memorial service and presented an award at the Oct. 11 Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards 2006.
"Bindi's an amazing little girl," says her grandfather, Bob Irwin. "She is a real professional. The thing about Bindi is, she seems to enjoy it."
But is it too early for her to be working, less than two months after her father's death? Says Steve's best friend, Wes Manion, "Filming for her is very much like other kids' soccer. … Bindi has been basically going, 'Come on, I want to start filming again, I want to start getting out there, I want to start spreading Dad's message.' And I think that's part of her way of coping as well."
Responding to critics who might say Bindi is too young to be in the spotlight, Stainton says, "I think they don't understand that this little girl is very much enjoying what she's doing. She is in control."
*I hate the name Bindi.
The legendary stage of New York rock club CBGB got its final workout last night (Oct. 15), courtesy of another legend, Patti Smith. Smith -- who played her first show at CBGB in February 1975 and early on became synonymous with the East Village venue and the American punk movement that was birthed in and around it -- gave a rousing, passionate performance to a packed-like-sardines crowd.
With her loyal band (Lenny Kaye on guitar, Jay Dee Daugherty on drums and bass and Tony Shanahan on keys, bass and guitar) providing a solid foundation, Smith paid fitting tribute to the club's 33-year history with a varied and fast-moving two-and-a-half hour two-part set. It included takes on several songs by other punk artists the venue helped launch, including the Ramones, Blondie and Television.
Many more over at JustJared.com
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Pals of showbiz's odd couple said the baby was conceived almost as soon as their relationship began and the former Spice Girl is four months gone.
The couple are said to be delighted with the news and Mel "hasn't stopped grinning" since she found out.
She returned to Leeds last week to see her family and appeared to have a slight bump.
She is now back in Los Angeles amid rumours she is set to have the comedian's baby.
Don't read it if you haven't watched the Flavor of Love finale.
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Disney officials very quietly began talks with J.K. Rowling, the acclaimed author of the "Harry Potter" series. And after months of negotiations, Rowling finally signed a letter of intent. Which then awarded the Walt Disney Company the right to begin preliminary development of a theme park featuring the Harry Potter characters.
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Scarlett Johansson and Lindsay Lohan are about to have something in common.
Scarlett, I am told, has signed a deal to make her first record. "Scarlett Sings Tom Waits" is being recorded now and through the winter, with a possible release next spring from Rhino Records' recently reactivated Atco label. The eventual release date will be coordinated with Johansson's movie schedule.
Fear not, though. Unlike some other recent pop tarts, Scarlett — who turns 22 next month — can actually sing; she is no Paris Hilton. Also, her choice of material is a tad more sophisticated. She's making a whole album of songs by Tom Waits, one of the premier singer-songwriters in the business.
Let's just hope the whole thing won't get "lost in translation." But my spies say that Scarlett has a lovely, whispery delivery that carries a tune nicely and is suited to Waits' unusual lyrics.
No word yet on the producer, but she'd be smart to listen to Rikki Lee Jones' fine 1993 album, "Traffic in Paradise," for inspiration.
Is this just the beginning of more young actresses jumping into the diva pool? It's not like Paris Hilton is going to one-up Scarlett by doing a tribute to Leonard Cohen, but more reasonable ideas could include: Gwyneth Paltrow, who performs admirably in the new movie "Infamous"; Liv Tyler, who has the genes from parents Bebe Buell and Steven Tyler; and Nicole Kidman, who did have a hit in England with Robbie Williams.
And don't count out Lindsay. Her days with Tommy Mottola may be over, but she's only 19. A comeback is still possible.
I will buy this just cuz she's hot and no other reason... Who needs to listen to it ;)???
Ozzy Osbourne's son Jack is so fed up with pop singer-turned-reality TV star Aaron Carter he would "gladly kick the s**t out of" him.
The 20-year-old loathes Carter's show House of Carters, and
takes particular offense at his pretending to be black.
He says, "I would gladly kick the s**t out of Aaron Carter.
"He's this skinny little white guy from Florida who acts like a big shot, black hip-hop guy from Compton (in Los Angeles).
"There's loads of footage on the show of him screaming his head off at his manager, and I can honestly say that I've never seen such an irritating little b**tard. I'd gladly get into the whole cage-rage s**t with him and just scream at him over and over again, 'You are not black!' I might even bitch-slap him a bit as
The 'Dirrty' singer was caught short during a costume change on tour, and had to pass water in front of her entire back stage crew.
However, Christina, who is convinced there is video footage of her in the act, insists she didn't mind everybody seeing her in the nude because she is proud of her sexy body.
She told Blender magazine: "I'm very comfortable with my naked body.There's probably even some video of me peeing."
The 'Beautiful' singer has also revealed she and her husband, Jordan Bratman, want to buy a new home in New York.
The couple are currently looking at properties in the city and as soon as they find one that is suitable intend to make it their permanent home.
Bruce Willis gets Star on Walk of Fame
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i forget if it's tonight or next mon. either way, photos from the upcoming ep. of Prison Break. Spoilers after the cut (under this pic)
who is she running from????
She thought she was signing an autograph for a fan, but Lindsay Lohan was shocked when she was served court papers at an event in Beverly Hills over the weekend.
The actress is being dragged to testify in a lawsuit against her mother.
Dina Lohan is being accused of theft and fraud relating to a 2002 music deal.
When presented with the papers, an onlooker said, "Lindsay was absolutely horrified and threw the papers on the ground."
Poor Lindsay. One parent is in jail, and the other may be going there soon!
EDIT: perez has added more:
Lindsay Lohan was served a legal summons on the red carpet Friday night.
Here's how it went down:
"Lindsay Lohan attended the 21st Annual American Cinematheque Award Honoring George Clooney last night. Everyone was there including Julia Roberts. On her way out Lindsay was served legal papers subpoenaing her to appear in court. Standing right behind Lindsay, Rumour Willis got to watch the whole thing. Here's what happened. A woman came over and Lindsay thought she was asking for an autograph. According to our photographer, Lindsay said, "You're my first autograph". The woman replied, "You've been served!" Lindsay immediately dropped the papers to run after the process server. Lindsay was pissed! According to Antonio Almeida the lawsuit is for Lindsay's mom, Dina Lohan. She is being sued by producers Antonio Almeida and Mitchell Chait for tens of thousands of dollars for violation of contract, fraud, theft, and other violations.
Seems that in 2002 Dina signed a contract with Antonio Almeida and Mitchell Chait to help with Lindsay's music career. Almeida and Chait have filed suit against Dina claiming that they recorded half an album with Lindsay and Emilio Estefan in 2002 and 2003. In 2004 Dina signed a contract with Tommy Mattola's record company, Casablanca Records. Tommy and Casablanca produced Lindsay's two albums, "Speak" and "A Little More Personal". Almeida and Chait allege they leant Dina money for Lindsay music."
If you're too busy being classy and swirling your brandy in a snifter by the fire to watch WWE, then read this your majesty, because it's all you need to know to enjoy the WWE Raw show that was taped last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and set to air tonight:
1. John Cena - star of "the Marine" - is cool, and looks exactly like Matt Damon would if he did a bunch of steroids.
2. John Cenas finishing move is called the "F U". It's basically what Brock Lesnar used to call the "F5".
4. No one gets up from the "F U", my friends. No one.
3. John Cenas victim of the "F U" tonight … is … wait for it … wait for it … Kevin Federline.
That’s right baby. KFed reportedly gets lifted onto John Cenas shoulders, then helicopter-ed down onto his face tonight on the USA Network at 9 PM astern. Several sources all say the same thing: KFed comes out as a special guest, sings one of his big hit songs, then Cena (whose character on the show is/was a white rapper) comes out and drops his ass. I don’t happen to know any black people, but if I did, at that point I would nudge them and say, “about damn time someone dropped his wanna-be cracker ass”. And then they’d think I was really cool, and respect how I was breaking down the color lines.
source = wwtdd.com
Source: Celebrity Baby Blog
Hehe. I find this hilariously awesome... they played us all. "Sutton Pierce" was originally an internet rumor that the media just ran wild with. I imagine Britney and Kevin just sat back, laughed and called us all idiots. Lol. But whatever... we're not entitled to know anything about their baby until they let us.
Watch, it's probably a girl too... They've yet to confirm that the child was even born yet, much less that its a boy.
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more obesity under the cut
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Ashley Judd at the “Stern Star” launch in New York on Tuesday
promoting her new “American Beauty” line at Kohl’s
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they need to tan her up a little bit y/n
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Who is getting fired on "The Office"?
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Barbra Streisand's visit Friday night to the Verizon Center entailed none of the problems the superstar experienced earlier in the week in New York. There, a heckler provoked the diva to use an angry expletive. Here, those in the near-capacity crowd (who each shelled out between $100 and $750 for tickets) showered Miss Streisand with rapturous applause, standing ovations and other displays of affection that continued throughout her 2? hour performance.
In turn, the star gave it her all, showcasing her magnificent instrument -- one of the best voices in pop music history -- and regaled fans with tales of her noshing at local eateries (most notably Cake Love on U Street) while attempting to take in a bit of sightseeing before stepping on stage.
"I wanted to go to the National Gallery of Art but just didn't make it," said Miss Streisand, clad in a shimmering black-beaded gown with matching jacket. That was one of the show's few unscripted moments. Throughout the rest of the night, the diva relied on the teleprompters that towered above for both the lyrics to her songs and the homey repartee between them. "Once, when I performed in Central Park I forgot the lyrics to three songs," Miss Streisand said, "and I vowed never to let it happen again."
Backed by a 55-piece orchestra, Miss Streisand, 64, kicked off her set with such familiar and engaging chestnuts as "The Way We Were," Harold Arlen's "Come Rain or Come Shine" and "Evergreen."
Il Divo -- the Simon Cowell-formed pop-opera quartet (baritone Carlos Marin and tenors Urs Buhler, David Miller and Sebastien Izambard) took the stage with "Senza Catene"("Unchained Melody") and "Regresa A Mi" ("Unbreak My Heart") as Miss Streisand took a breather. Upon returning, she served up a surprise with a beautiful rendering of "Unusual Way" (from the Broadway musical "Nine") along with several numbers from her Oscar and Tony-winning turn in "Funny Girl," including the Jule Styne-Bob Merrill showstopper, "Don't Rain on My Parade."
The show's second half, introduced by an orchestra overture of theme songs from Miss Streisand's films (among them "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" and the Oscar-nominated "The Prince of Tides"), featured Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Music of the Night," (performed with Il Divo) from "Phantom of the Opera" and her crowd-pleasing signature tune "People."
Next, "You've Got to Be Carefully Taught" (from Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific") and "Children Will Listen" (sadly, one of only two Stephen Sondheim songs for the night) presented the perfect segue into the much-talked about skit featuring presidential impersonator Steve Bridges as George W. Bush. In the end, though, the politically-charged routine -- reportedly toned down after the heckling in New York -- turned out to be a paper tiger filled with mild barbs about the commander in chief.
The crowd (which included former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Democratic congressman Richard Gephardt) seemed to lap it up from start to finish. Miss Streisand closed her D.C. gig (the fourth stop on a 17-city tour ending next month in Los Angeles) with the Leonard Bernstein-Sondheim composition "Somewhere" and "This Will Be My Shining Hour" before launching into two crowd-driven encores: a reprise of "Don't Rain on My Parade" and a rendition of Charlie Chaplin's "Smile"-- a finale that she dedicated to slain journalist Daniel Pearl.