Anti-drug and alcohol campaigners have branded George Michael "stupid and naive" for his recent comments promoting drug use.
The singer claimed this week that smoking cannabis kept him "sane and happy", and was filmed lighting a joint before an interview for TV arts programme The South Bank Show.
However, campaigners have condemned the Outside singer's relaxed attitude, and claim his behaviour could influence young people to start using the drug.
Paul Corry, of mental health charity Rethink, says, "His comments are stupid and naive. Cannabis is not a risk-free drug. For a significant minority of people it is a trigger for developing a severe long term mental illness like schizophrenia.
"Those most at risk are young people, the core of George Michael's audience, and people who use it over a long time and in large amounts.
William Butler, of drug and alcohol treatment charity Addiction, says, "We are concerned about the message this can send to young people.
"We need stronger and clearer messages about cannabis harm."
SOURCE: YAHOO NEWS http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22102006/364/george-michael-panned-stupid-naive-drug-comments.html
Sophia Lamar (born Enrique Muñoz in 1955 in Castro's Cuba) has long been a fixture of New York Night Life, starting off with Michael Alig and the original Club Kids, and now a fixture at Misshapes. She also has a weekly outlet to air her thoughts in Johnny McGovern's Gay Pimpin' podcast, where her popular segment "What Sophia Lamar Hates" ends each episode.
Sophia charged MySpace "e-celebrity" Jeffree Star with ripping her off. Sophia Lamar is the muse of fashion design collective Ok Citizen's Society which years ago created a shirt with the phrase "Sophia Lamar Will Kill You", and since then Sophia has adopted the phrase for her official website http://www.sophialamarwillkillyou.com. Well it seems Jeffree Star has started selling his own version of the shirt (seen here) with the phrase "Jeffree Star Will Kill You". Sophia noted how her shirt is sold in boutiques all across the world, and his is sold on myspace. She says his use of the phrase is like her saying "That's hot" or "You're Fired".
She also says of his song named after Louis Vuitton, "Louis is rolling in his grave, Jeffree trust me if he was alive he wouldn't want any thing to do with you...I'm sick and tired of talentless faggots stealing ideas...I want everybody to send emails to this faggot and tell him Shame! Shame! Shame!"
His address his Jeffreeee@gmail.com
She also has an ongoing feud with former friend Amanda Lepore. Amanda and Sophia successfully sued nightclub Twilo in the 90's for firing them because they were transgender, since then Sophia has made a few claims that Amanda didn't play fair in business, and takes aim at her use of the phrase "#1 Transexual In The World", saying "I don't have a number because I never went to that contest...You can say you are the number one user of Crisco in the world and no body would argue with you, that contest where that tranny won the number one, she was the audience, the judges, she was even the security because everything was held in her apartment...[on the list of most famous transgendered people] no body is their because they take clothes off in night club because they people are there because they are curing cancer in India or become prime minister..."
However Sophia and Amanda still can be found on the same party invites.
Nothing against the Pussycat Dolls singer, but it's just not one of those obvious pop-star names — then again, neither was Christina Aguilera. Though she's often identified as "Nicole from the Pussycat Dolls," Scherzinger isn't exactly sure what moniker to put on her debut solo album, due in early 2007.
"Maybe Nicole Scherzinger, maybe just Nicole — definitely nothing to do with the Pussycat Dolls," she said last week. "Fergie got her name from her last name, Ferguson. I guess people can call me Scherzie ... or Zinger." Or not.
Whatever she picks, Scherzinger is confident the yet-untitled album will make a name for her outside of the Dolls. "I'm excited because it's really fresh, something new," she said. "I like to sing a lot of styles and kinds of music, so it's kind of an infusion of all kinds of things."
Of course, Nicole is not the first singer to claim a vast variety of influences, but at least she's put her music where her mouth is. Her recording career so far has included singing backup for late-'90s rockers Days of the New, fronting the girl group Eden's Crush (formed on the pre-"American Idol" show "Popstars"), covering "Breakfast in Bed" for the "50 First Dates" soundtrack (under the pseudonym Nicole Kea) and collaborating with a Spanish starlet (Belinda), an Italian opera singer (Vittorio Grigolo) and plenty of rappers (Will Smith, Shaggy, and, most notably, Diddy).
"I'd never met Diddy in my life," she said of her co-star on the current hit "Come to Me," from Diddy's Press Play. "We were actually on tour, I was about to go onstage to do a huge French television show and [my managers] were like, 'Diddy wants to talk to you.' I was totally nervous. I get on the phone and he's like, 'I saw you in that video, "Buttons." I've studied you, watched everything you do, you've got the eye of the tiger. I want you to do this song with me, the first single off of my last album.' And I freaked out."
"She's definitely, to me, one of the next female superstars," Diddy told MTV News in August. But while the Bad Boy guru has yet to return the favor on Scherzinger's LP, she collaborated with a host of other big names for her album, including Akon, Polow Da Don, Sean Garrett, Kara DioGuardi (who wrote an Eden's Crush song back in the day), Timbaland (who also got Nicole to sing on his upcoming album) and Will.I.Am.
"We were on tour with the Black Eyed Peas, so me and him had a studio bus that we played around in a lot," Nicole said of Will.I.Am. "We're working on a song that's really unexpected. I don't think you would realize that it's Will singing on the track."
Scherzinger's not revealing other song details quite yet, but said some tracks date back to when the Dolls first finished their album and she got right back into the studio. And as for the burlesque dance troupe-turned-pop group, Nicole's solo venture isn't marking their end.
"Hopefully I'll make them even bigger," she said. "We're going to do a second album and I've kind of written some stuff keeping them in mind as well." The Pussycat Dolls are also continuing to push their debut, PCD, and just signed on to tour with Christina Aguilera.
"We're going to have some new songs with new elements, new choreography, some fresh looks," Scherzinger said. "It's an honor to be on tour with Christina because we respect her not only as a top female artist today, but also as a vocalist. And we definitely want those fans behind us."
At some point in the future, Nicole also plans to return to her roots in acting. She had bit parts on the TV shows "My Wife and Kids" and "Las Vegas," as well as the movies "Love Don't Cost a Thing" and "Chasing Papi" before joining the Dolls.
"That's what I went to college for," she said. "I really take my acting seriously and anything I do, I don't want to do it half-ass. If it's the right time, the right script or the right role, I'm going to do it — but it will all come in good time."
Eric Bana and Terrence Howard are attached to star in "Factor X," a thriller about the capture of the so-called "BTK killer" in Wichita.
Dennis Rader murdered 10 people in and around Wichita, Kan., between 1974-91 and was finally caught in 2005, turning out to be a mild-mannered church leader. The acronym described his modus operandi, which was to bind, torture and kill.
"Factor X," which takes its name from what he described in taunting letters to the police as his motive for murder, tells how a young, black counterterrorism expert from Washington teamed up with a Wichita police detective, who spent his career trying to chase down the killer.
Bana will play the detective and Howard the counterterrorism expert.
Ridley Scott will produce the New Line project, and could also direct.
The script will be written by Gregory Allen Howard, who made a name for himself writing real-life inspirational sports dramas such as "Remember the Titans" and "Ali." Howard came across counterterrorism expert Stanley Campbell at a dinner party thrown by his cousin, a federal judge.
After Howard learned of Campbell's story, and how he invented a data reduction process to rule out suspects, he doggedly pursued the man for a year trying to get his life rights. Campbell eventually caved, partly because of Howard's promise to not make an exploitative movie.
Howard then got Bana on board, followed by actor Terrence Howard. Scott soon followed.
Bana, who last starred in "Munich," will next appear in "Lucky You" with
Drew Barrymore. Howard, who earned an Academy Award nomination for best actor for his performance in last year's "Hustle & Flow," recently joined the cast of "Iron Man," which shoots early next year.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Kevin Federline's appearance on RAW last week gained 1,300,000 viewers for his segment and did a 4.4 quarter rating. On the otherhand, the Carlito vs. Rob Conway match following the segment lost 1,050,000 viewers, thus meaning that a great deal of people only watched the show for K-Fed's appearance.
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Teddy Riley's ( of R&B group BLACKSTREET) marriage to Melinda Santiago is over after only 2 months of marriage. The couple met on MYSPACE. Santiago had previously dated Ursher and had a short fling with Tyrese which ended sour before he even got into them drawers.. reason being, he noticed that she had "Usher" tattoo'd on her hip.
Filming on the next Harry Potter movie angered thousands of Londoners on Sunday (22OCT06), after Westminster underground station was closed all day.
Angry passengers were turned away by beleaguered tube station staff as film-makers shot sequences for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
A Transport For London spokeswoman says, "Planned closures are timed to cause minimum disruption to passengers and commercial requests such as this are subject to an agreed fee.
"There has been publicity in the area to warn passengers."
– Grey's Anatomy's T.R. Knight, in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, confirming his sexuality
• "We tried it. Wasn't for us."
– Matthew McConaughey, on rumors that he and pal Lance Armstrong are lovers, to Details
• "I went there on our three-year wedding anniversary. He stayed home."
– Jessica Simpson, on realizing that her marriage to Nick Lachey was over when he didn't accompany her on a charitable trip to Africa, to Jane
• "I had never heard of him. Didn't know who he was. I thought he was an actor. And then it turned out that he's a big country music singer."
– Maria Bello, on her Flicka costar Tim McGraw's other career, to Entertainment Weekly
• "Part of me wants to shake up people's perception of me, just shove me in a blender."
– 17-year-old Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, on why he will do a nude scene in a West End production of Equus, to Newsweek
• "You cannot help but think there's something wrong. They are way too thin. It is only bones that stick out."
– Claudia Schiffer, on runway models looking too thin, to Germany's Bunte magazine
• "I feel ready for a brand new life now. I've scrubbed clean the mud and rags of 2000-01-02-03-04 & 05. Five years of hell. Everything runs in seven-year cycles. Well I'm definitely out of my darkness now."
– Courtney Love, in a recent journal entry in which she also peppered lyrics for her forthcoming album, How Dirty Girls Get Clean
• "Rapper Fabolous was shot early Tuesday after leaving a Manhattan restaurant. His condition was just upgraded from Criticolos to Stableos."
– Amy Poehler, on Saturday Night Live
The certificate, filed today at the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder's office, reveals that the boy's name is Jayden James Federline. The certificate is signed by K-Fed himself, although a close inspection reveals that the signature is more like printing. Daddy Fed inked his name on September 13, one day after Jayden was born.
There was considerable confusion surrounding the birth of Britney's second child. Originally the baby's name was reported as Sutton Pierce Federline. Recent reports also indicated the baby was a girl.
So baby Sean Preston has a lil' bro. No, we're not talking about Kevin.
here is a link to the birth certificate:
im too lazy to do html today
Pete Doherty was facing a police investigation today after he was involved in a brawl with an Italian photographer outside his hotel.
The Babyshambles singer’s experience in Rome was anything but La Dolce Vita when he was left covered in blood.
Doherty, 27, jumped on the paparazzo and rained several punches on him before the pair were dragged apart.
The fight was said to have been witnessed by several girls who had been invited back to the band’s hotel following their gig at the city’s Piper Club.
One said Doherty’s head was "dripping with blood" and that band members had grabbed metal ashtrays to use as weapons in the brawl.
Police were not called and the singer was treated by fans and his band members while the photographer was said to have gone to hospital.
As Doherty flew home, it was said the photographer would file a complaint against him.
The concert itself had been marred by a spectator who threw a bottle at the Babyshambles’ drummer, prompting the band to walk off stage.
The crowd had been provoked when Doherty - who is fighting heroin addiction - threw his microphone stand into the crowd.
As the concert descended into chaos, he pushed over amplifiersand the drum kit before smashing another microphone stand on the stage.
After the gig Doherty leapt on a scooter and was driven off without a helmet — a breach of Italian law. He also jumped into a car and drove around before returning to the group's minibus.
British socialite AMANDA DE CADENET and THE STROKES guitarist NICK VALENSI are celebrating after becoming parents to twins. Former TV presenter De Cadenet, 34, gave birth to a boy and a girl in a Los Angeles private hospital. Both babies weighed six pounds (2.72 kilograms), although their son spent his first day in intensive care. De Cadenet and New Yorker Valensi married earlier this year (06). They live in Los Angeles.
Conan O'Brien has done an all-claymation show, shot a show opening during a blackout and taken viewers to Finland. On Halloween, the "Late Night" host will break more television ground.
In keeping with the spirit of the spooky holiday, the Tuesday, Oct. 31 edition of the show will be an all-skeleton version. As O'Brien says, "This may be the finest hour of television NBC has ever produced ... with skeletons."
The flesh-free episode is a re-creation of a "Late Night" broadcast from May. Conan's skeleton's guests will be the bones of Larry King (suspenders included), the skeleton of "House" star Omar Epps and the frame of actress Sheila Kelley ("Singles," "Matchstick Men"), who will demonstrate a pole-dancing workout that's become popular in L.A.
The show also features "Arrested Development" star Will Arnett's skeleton doing an "In the Year 2000" segment.
The skeleton episode will mark the second time "Late Night" has recast an episode. In May 2003, the show did an episode in clay animation (of which O'Brien similarly said, "This may be the best show we've ever done -- in clay"). "Late Night" has also broadcast from a Circle Line boat in the waters around Manhattan and shot the opening of a show using only reserve power when New York was under a blackout in 2003.
Perhaps most famously, O'Brien traveled to Finland earlier this year and filed a travelogue from the country, where he met with his doppelganger, President Tarja Halonen.
I know some beloved freaks of this community will even find Conan and Will Arnett's skeletons hot.
Nicole Richie has reunited with her former best friend Paris Hilton — but some of her other friends are a tad worried about it.
They say that Richie — who has blamed her startling weight loss on nerves — is emotionally vulnerable these days, and not up to the sort of hard partying and manipulation that Hilton is famous for.
“Nicole is an insecure girl, and next to Paris she shines a little less,” a “pal” of the two told Life & Style Weekly. The two were clubbing at Los Angeles nightclub Area on Oct. 12, and Hilton left Richie alone much of the night to hobnob with her new sweetie, model James Neate, according to the mag.
SOURCE> The Scoop
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley ceded his crown to Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain on Forbes.com's list as the top-earning dead celebrity.
The list, published on Tuesday, said grunge rocker Cobain earned $50 million between October 2005 and October 2006. Presley wound up in the No. 2 slot with $42 million, down from last year's $45 million.
Forbes.com bases its dollar amounts on licensing deals for using the deceased celebrities' work or image in advertising or elsewhere.
This was Cobain's first time on the list in its six years of publication. Presley has ruled the roost since its inception, said Forbes.com staff writer Lacey Rose.
Cobain's coup was due to his widow, actress and singer Courtney Love, who sold a 25-percent stake in the Seattle grunge group's song catalog to New York music publishing company PrimeWave.
Ranked after Presley is "Peanuts" cartoon strip creator Charles Schulz at $35 million.
Rounding out the top five were Beatle John Lennon at $24 million and groundbreaking physicist Albert Einstein at $20 million, whose estate profited from such licensing deals as the popular "Baby Einstein" educational videos.
Other celebrities on the list include Theodore Geisel, better known as children's book author Dr. Seuss; rhythm & blues pioneer Ray Charles, silver screen legend Marilyn Monroe and reggae superstar Bob Marley.
Past top earners include songwriter Irving Berlin and actor Marlon Brando.
The Independent Film Project has announced its honorees and nominations for the 16th annual Gotham Awards skedded for Nov. 29 at Chelsea Piers' Pier 60 in Manhattan.
Kate Winslet and Edward Norton will receive Gotham tributes for their segues between big budget films and indie fare. Others honored are 2929 Entertainment's Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban. The inaugural World Cinema Tribute will be given to Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.
"The Departed" -- Martin Scorsese
"Half Nelson" -- Ryan Fleck
"Little Children" -- Todd Field
"Marie Antoinette" -- Sofia Coppola
"Old Joy" -- Kelly Reichardt
"Deliver Us From Evil" -- Amy Berg
"Following Sean" -- Ralph Arlyck
"An Inconvenient Truth" -- Davis Guggenheim
"Iraq in Fragments" -- James Longley
"Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple" -- Stanley Nelson
"For Your Consideration"
"Little Miss Sunshine"
"A Prairie Home Companion"
Rahmin Bahrani -- "Man Push Cart"
Laurie Collyer -- "Sherrybaby"
So Yong Kim -- "In Between Days"
James Marsh -- "The King"
Abigail Breslin -- "Little Miss Sunshine"
Shareeka Epps -- "Half Nelson"
Melinda Page Hamilton -- "Sleeping Dogs Lie"
Rinko Kikuchi -- "Babel"
Channing Tatum -- "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints"
BEST FILM NOT PLAYING AT A THEATER NEAR YOU
"Choking Man" -- Steve Barron
"Colma: The Musical" -- Paul Kolsanoff
"In Between Days" -- So Yong Kim
"The Great Happiness Space" -- Jake Clennell
"Wristcutters: A Love Story" -- Goran Dukic
Yay for Little Miss Sunshine, two nods.
Brooke Hogan & Paul Wall - About Us [more track than live, she sang mostly her hooks]
Hogan Family on Stern 10-23-06 [full interview and song]
Source: http://www.howardstern.com for the pictures. audio came from my own rip.
"He is exaggerating the effects of the disease," Limbaugh told listeners today, encouraging them to go online to watch Fox's commercial, which first aired Oct. 21 in St. Louis during a World Series game. "He's moving all around and shaking and it's purely an act."
In the commercial, Fox throws his support behind Democratic Missouri Senate candidate Claire McCaskill, who supports stem cell research, against Republican James M. Talent. Fox also taped similar ads for other Democratic candidates, including Benjamin L. Cardin in his Senate race against Republican Michael S. Steele in Maryland and Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle (D), who is seeking reelection.
The ads bear witness to the actor's unmistakable decline from Parkinson's, which the actor has suffered from for a long time, and harnesses that physical degeneration into a political message.
"What you do in Missouri matters to millions of Americans, Americans like me," Fox said in the television spot, which will continue airing throughout Missouri this week.
"This is the only time I've ever seen Michael J. Fox portray any of the symptoms of the disease he has," Limbaugh said. "He can barely control himself."
Limbaugh said Fox could "control himself enough to stay in the frame of the picture" and to keep "his eyes right on the . . . teleprompter. But his head and shoulders are moving all over the place."
"He is acting like his disease is deteriorating because Jim Talent opposes research that would help him get cured," Limbaugh said, adding that Talent only opposes "fetal stem cell research, but not adult."
"This is really shameless of Michael J. Fox," Limbaugh said. "Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting."
Fox, who gained fame for his roles in the "Family Ties" and "Spin City" television shows and "Back to the Future" movies, has long been open about his battle with Parkinson's and his support for the research that could lead to a treatment.
But in this ad he shows a noticeable degree of decline not widely seen in previous public appearances. His speech is clear but his head and body are jerky and unsteady.
Besides the ads, Fox has also made plans to appear at events for two Democrats, Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Tammy Duckworth, a candidate for Congress from Illinois.
"He wants to take on races and get involved in races that involve a pro stem cell candidate against an anti embryonic stem cell candidate," Fox publicist John Rogers said.
Cardin aides in Maryland said Fox contacted the campaign after seeing news accounts of Steele's position on the research. In February, Steele told members of a Baltimore Jewish group, "Look, you of all folks know what happens when people decide they want to experiment on human beings, when they want to take your life and use it as a tool."
He later apologized for the remark, which was interpreted as a comparison between embryonic stem cell research and Nazi experimentation.
Movie industry insiders in Hollywood fear Diana Ross is planning to wreck Beyonce Knowles' Oscar hopes for Dreamgirls - because she hates the new musical which is loosely based on her career with The Supremes.
The soul diva made it clear she wasn't a fan of the project when it first appeared as a Broadway musical, and now sources claim she's planning a subtle 'diss' campaign to ruin the film's Academy Award chances.
Los Angeles Times' Hollywood insider Tom O'Neil claims "the original Dreamgirl" could create the kind of negative publicity that turns Oscar voters off if she "publicly disapproves" of the film, in which Knowles plays her.
He says, "A longtime friend and colleague (of Ross) tells me that Miss Ross hates Dreamgirls because she feels like she's been ripped off, like its creators changed just enough key elements of her story so they didn't have to pay her royalties and then refused to give her any input on how her story would be told."
The singer's biographer J Randy Taraborrelli is, however, convinced Ross will not blast the film.
He says, "I think that Diana has decided that there's not much she can do about this and she wisely knows that there wasn't much (R+B legend) Billie Holliday's estate could do about her when she did (1972 biopic) Lady Sings The Blues." (source)
(This is the only award Beyonce will ever receive for her acting)
So someone from x17 hid in the bushes outside a house and caught Britney, her mom, her sister and a little white head that's supposed to be JJ, leaving the car and entering the house. We were baited for over an our that this EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK was coming. Here's what we finally got...
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Robbie Williams has come under fire from disabled organisations after an uncensored version of his "Rudebox" single was included on his new album, also titled "Rudebox".
The track includes the line, "dance like you just won the Special Olympics". The word "special" was omitted from the single version which reached number four in the UK charts in September
The reference has drawn complaints from Anne Pridmore, chairwoman of the British Council of Disabled People.
In a statement, Pridmore said: "I am a big Robbie Williams fan and I went to see him recently, but I will not be buying this album.
"I find the lyric about the Special Olympics highly offensive and it is rank disablism."
A spokesperson for Williams responded by saying that the pop star had not meant any offence.
They commented: "He adores sport of any kind and is full of admiration for disabled athletes."
The second single from "Rudebox", a cover of Lewis Taylor's "Lovelight", will be released on November 13th.
SOURCE: Yahoo uk music news/dot music http://uk.news.launch.yahoo.com/dyna/article.html?a=/061024/340/gpl6u.html&e=l_news_dm
Nick talks about the show. Aaron shouts out to the ladies. Nick talks about how he doesn't want to turn out like his father. Aaron jumps on the couch. Nick talks about what is inside a fire extinguisher, Aaron stays quiet and holds his pants up by grabbing his crotch. While Nick is trying to be serious, Aaron is defiantly wacked out on something. Then they talk about Halloween in Japan.
RACHAEL RAY: TV HOST AND...RESTAURANTEUR?
Spunky Food TV host Rachael Ray has had quite a year this year. She’s published cookbooks, conquered daytime TV—with a little help from her friend, Oprah—and has now set her sights on something new: her own restaurant!
The foodie revealed her new venture to an audience at the American Magazine Conference in Phoenix recently, explaining that she’ll start flipping burgers at an as-yet-unnamed burger joint in New York.
Ray says while she’d love to create a fast-food franchise later on, the flagship location will start by featuring 190 of her favorite burger recipes.
"We'll rotate them,” she says, of the recipes. “Tuna burgers, swordfish burgers, turkey burgers. I like anything you can pick up with your hands — portable food.”
While she’s not dreaming up new restaurant recipes, rest assured that Ray will be continue to create her brand identity. But don’t tell the 38-year-old she’s become a media mogul just yet. “I don’t feel very mogul-y," she tells People magazine, adding that her work schedule and speaking tour engagements will carry her through every day for the rest of the year, except for Christmas. “I'm home once every six weeks,” she says.
- ALLISON CORNEAU
SOURCE and Gawker.com
Disappointing Debut from someone......
Source : http://hitsdailydouble.com/sales/salescht.cgi
When was the last time there was a post about The Used around here? LOL.
A new drummer. A new album. Bert still needs a good scrub. It's nice to know some things never change.
The Used are back to doing what they are best at ... stirring up the drama.
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I forgot to add: The Used also has a YouTube Video Channel where they post videos of them being utter crackheads. (LOL @ it being pink.)
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And just for fun and in honor of Halloween, the worst picture of Bert McCracken ever taken. WARNING: It is scary.
Shrek is bringing sexy back in May.
"Shrek the Third," to be released May 18, 2007, will not only feature the voice of "SexyBack" singer Justin Timberlake, but an all-star cast of beautiful princesses from the world of fairy tales.
In a photo that was first released in USA Today, Shrek's wife Princess Fiona ( voiced by Cameron Diaz) is flanked by Cinderella (voiced by "Strangers with Candy" actress Amy Sedaris), Snow White (voiced by "Saturday Night Live's" Amy Poehler), Rapunzel (voiced by "Saturday Night Live's "Maya Rudolph), and Sleeping Beauty (voiced by former "Saturday Night Live" actress Cheri Oteri).
The film will find Shrek (still voiced by Mike Myers) and Fiona reigning over the land of Far, Far Away but secretly hoping to find the rightful heir to the throne (Artie, voiced by Timberlake), so they can go back to the swamp. Shrek takes his regular posse, including Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) to find Artie while Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) storms the castle, forcing Fiona and her famous friends to defend it.
source : recordonline.com
The View cohost Elisabeth Hasselbeck is fuming mad over an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in which a character, whose name is very close to her own, is raped and killed, she said on Tuesday.
"Last week Law & Order: SVU had an episode where a 30-year-old woman in New York City is raped twice and then murdered – and her name is Elizabeth Hassenback," Hasselbeck, 29, said on The View. "I found this a little disturbing."
Hasselbeck said that after hearing about the show from a friend, she called an SVU executive producer whom she declined to name – though co-host Rosie O'Donnell chimed in, "But you can Google it at home!" – to express her anger.
"I told him 'Look, I want to let you know that I think it's socially irresponsible and gruesomely suggestive to do this in today's day and age," said Hasselbeck, who has an 18-month daughter, Grace, with her husband, New York Giants quarterback Tim Hasselbeck.
She described the executive producer as "defensive right from the jump" and said that he told he her to "chalk up" the name similarity to "coincidence."
When she challenged the idea that the show, which is famous for ripped from the headlines scripts, had coincidentally used a character with a name so close to hers, the producer gave a terse apology, according to Hasselbeck, then said: "Goodbye lady," and hung up on her.
Hasselbeck said that incident made her feel like she never wanted to sit next to an SVU cast member again. "I think those are good actors and good people, but I can't sit next to them without feeling as though I have been disrespected and just put at risk."
A spokesperson for Law & Order: SVU told PEOPLE that before a character can be named on an episode, "all names have to be cleared through legal."
The spokesperson added: "The producers of SVU absolutely love The View and are totally thrilled when one of our actors are on the show. Mariska (Hargitay) has co-hosted the show. Chris (Meloni), (Richard) Belzer and Ice-T have all been on the show."
Barbara Walters, who founded The View, also praised Meloni and Hargitay as "favorite guests" of the show.
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Body: Today is my big day!!
You guys can rate all my years of hard work by checking out my album UNDISCOVERED which is available in stores TODAY!!!
If you don't like it, please don't throw it at me when you see me. hehe
Love you guys SOOO much,
This from a bulletin posted from her myspace. I am listening to the album now. I like it personally.
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(P) DIDDY GOES DAFFY OVER NEW CD
October 24, 2006 -- MEMBERS of Sean Combs' entourage have been busy bowing to the king of hip-hop lately. Two reports have come in to Page Six detailing the high-maintenance rapper mogul's most recent antics, which were all in the name of promoting his new CD, "Press Play."
Sources say Combs, previously known as Puff Daddy and P. Diddy, threw a "diva fit" at Sirius studios last week while plugging his album at the satellite radio station.
"He was throwing a tantrum," said our spy. "He had his team around him and he was cursing up a storm, dropping F-bombs and throwing around the N-word."
The fit thrown by the rapper/fashion designer/impresario was aimed at his own management team. Combs had originally agreed to sit down with Sirius channel's Hip-Hop Nation, Hot Jamz, and Eminem's channel Shade 45. But he went ballistic on the managers after he was also asked to "tour the station" and give interviews to more channels, our insider reports.
"He was clearly unhappy with the way his team was handling things," the source said, adding that Combs' behavior at Sirius was nothing new: "This has happened before. He's always yelling at his team."
Reps for both Sirius and Combs say they were happy with the three interviews he gave the station, and Sirius denies asking him to do more than were initially scheduled. Neither side would comment on Combs' behavior at the studio or on whether his managers pushed for more on-air chats.
But the hip-hop star seems to be letting out some of the stress that comes with the press junkets - because Diddy the Diva didn't stop there. Sources say his "promo rampage" continued at Marquee over the weekend, where he strong-armed the club's DJ Angola to play his new song.
Combs then asked a different deejay to play the entire album upstairs, where he and his crew "shared a few rounds of kamikaze shots and he threw $300 worth of singles into the crowd."
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