October 25th, 2006

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Looks like Ivanka Trump fired her old boobs and replaced them with a hefty pair of implants!

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And this post broke the news that Lindsay Lohan is one again shagging model/musician Jamie Burke, one of Kate Moss's ex-flames. Lindsay and Jamie were an item and photographed kissing about six months ago. In the interim, guess who else got the opportunity to infest ol' Jamie with a bunch of STD's?

Courtney Love!
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Fox stole Prison Break story

ST. LOUIS - For four years in the 1960s, two brothers were on the run, fleeing authorities after a prison break at a juvenile facility. Robert Hughes, wrongfully incarcerated at 16, turned to older brother Donald, who helped him escape.

Sound familiar? Like Fox's "Prison Break"? The Hughes brothers think so.

In a federal lawsuit, they say their agent sent Fox a manuscript in 2001 chronicling their experiences and the network wasn't interested in it. So they were surprised when, last fall, Fox began airing "Prison Break."

"It's a classic case of the rich trampling on the poor," Donald Hughes, 63, told The Associated Press.

Their copyright infringement case, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Jefferson City, seeks unspecified damages and other costs from Fox and the show's executive producer and creator, Paul Scheuring.

The men, still close and living in neighboring apartments in central Missouri, live on disability and Social Security.

Robert Hughes, 59, told the AP: "If we sold the manuscript at this point to a movie studio or network, they'd think we were copying `Prison Break.'"

Fox Broadcasting Co. spokesman Scott Grogin said the company had not seen the lawsuit and has no comment. Chris Alexander, spokesman for 20th Century Fox TV and Scheuring, said it's their policy not to comment on pending litigation.

In May 1964, 16-year-old Robert Hughes was wrongfully held in juvenile detention after his mentally ill mother, who suffered from paranoid delusions, told authorities he had threatened her with an ice pick during a family argument. She later recanted, but he was ordered to serve time until he was 21.

Donald Hughes, then 20, planned an escape and sprang his younger brother two months later. For the next four years, the brothers were fugitives, working jobs when they could and dodging authorities throughout the nation.

The two eventually were exonerated in 1968 after The Kansas City Star published a story detailing their ordeal.

"Prison Break," in its second season, is set in contemporary time. But the Hughes brothers say they've noted more than 30 places, names or events that are strikingly similar to those of their manuscript.

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Madonna: The Adoption Controversy

Madonna: The Adoption Controversy
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From provocative videos to headline-making risqué concerts, Madonna is known for pushing people's buttons. Now it's her actions off stage that are putting her back in the center of controversy.

In the fall of 2006, Madonna traveled to the African nation of Malawi where she is building an orphan care center with her foundation Raising Malawi. Soon after her trip, news broke that she and husband, Guy Ritchie, were adopting a 13-month-old boy named David.

Local human rights groups have since gone to court, challenging the Malawian government's decision to allow Madonna to adopt David. They believe that Madonna used her wealth and celebrity to fast track the adoption. News outlets have also recently reported that David's birth father, whom originally was in support of the adoption, claims to not have fully understood what he was saying when he encouraged the adoption.

Madonna, accustomed to being criticized in the media, says she never expected to be criticized for her family's choice to adopt a son.

"I didn't realize that the adoption was causing any controversy until I came back," she says. "There were a million film crews in the airport and press camped outside my door. I don't read newspapers or watch television, but all of my friends have let me know what everybody's talking about and what's going on in the news. So it didn't really hit me until I got back to England. It's pretty shocking."

Does celebrity affect the adoption process?

Madonna and Guy Ritchie have been granted an "interim adoption" by the Malawian government—David will live in their care for an initial 18 months while a London-based social worker will visit them periodically to ensure David is being cared for and not neglected. After the 18 months, Madonna and Guy may then legally adopt David.

Madonna says that her critics don't really understand how the Malawian adoption process works if they believe she used status to speed up the process of adopting David. "I assure you it doesn't matter who you are or how much money you have, nothing goes fast in Africa," Madonna says. "There are no adoption laws in Malawi. And I was warned by my social worker that because there were no known laws in Malawi, they were more or less going to have to make them up as we went along. And she did say to me, 'Pick Ethiopia. Go to Kenya. Don't go to Malawi because you're just going to get a hard time.'"


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MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE almost didn't make it through the recording sessions for their new album WELCOME TO THE BLACK PARADE - when bassist MIKEY WAY suffered a minor emotional breakdown and quit.
The group was just about to start recording the new disc when depression hit Way hard and he was forced to leave the house he shares with his bandmates when they were working on new material. He reveals, "It was probably the most difficult time in my life. I've always been the type of person to keep things bottled up and internalise things and I never dealt with a lot of things. "Making this record was like taking a piggy bank and throwing it on the ground. "I just broke down and had to leave the house for a while... I didn't know what was going to happen to me. I didn't know if I was gonna be back in the band." Way spent two months living with a pal in Los Angeles and underwent therapy sessions to "repair" himself. Bandmate RAY TORO admits Way's departure from the band almost split My Chemical Romance for good. He adds, "When that happened we didn't want to play because we were missing a member, so the band wasn't complete and we just walked around aimlessly."


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EDIT; Also, if you wanna hear their new album go here. The band put the whole thing up their for us all to hear.
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Isaiah Washington Apologizes for "Unfortunate Use of Words"



He's sorry folks!.. and he isn't being replaced

Grey's Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington has issued an apology in a statement exclusive to PEOPLE for his behavior during an on-set argument with costar Patrick Dempsey.

"I sincerely regret my actions and the unfortunate use of words during the recent incident on-set," Washington, 43, says in the statement. "Both are beneath my own personal standards. … I have nothing but respect for my coworkers … and have apologized personally to everyone involved."

Fallout from the turmoil has sparked talk of everything from hasty script rewrites of an impending onscreen fight scene (not true, says show creator Shonda Rhimes) to rumors that Washington would be fired, possibly to be replaced by former ER star Eriq La Salle.

"I found (those rumors) not only ridiculous but offensive that we would consider replacing a member of our family," Rhimes tells PEOPLE. "And also the (idea) that one black man was interchangeable with another seemed disturbing to me."


Today, Rhimes tells PEOPLE, Dempsey and Washington "are fine" – as are Washington and Knight. "They've had conversations," says Rhimes. "They did a really great scene together the other day." The whole affair, she says, "was four and a half seconds of one day in three years. I feel like we've already moved on."


Now, the "if" questions will start... "If Knight had called Washington the N-word, wouldn't he be fired?!" and etc.

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Oops! They named him again...

Los Angeles - The guessing game over pop star Britney Spears's baby boy's name is over, according to celebrity news website TMZ.Com.

Contrary to reports, Spears and husband Kevin Federline have not named their child Sutton Pierce and have instead given him the moniker Jayden James.

TMZ said the name was listed on a birth certificate filed by the couple with Los Angeles authorities after the birth of the boy on September 12, scotching rumours the baby was a girl.

The couple already have a son, Sean Preston, who was born in September 2005.

The baby is Federline's fourth child, as he has two small children by his ex-girlfriend, actress Shar Jackson - Kori, 4, and Kaleb, 2.

Spears first sprang to fame as a teen star and went on to become one of the biggest forces in pop music.

Her 2000 single Oops! I Did It Again broke sales records on its release, becoming the fastest-selling album by a female artist in history by selling 1.3 million copies in its first week in US record stores.

But the bubbly blonde is most often in the headlines for her private life, including her marriage to dancer Federline, her long-time teen romance with pop star Justin Timberlake and her abortive 2004 marriage to an old friend. - Sapa-AFP
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Dupri Forced Out Of Virgin

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Hip-hop producer JERMAINE DUPRI has reportedly been forced out of his job at Virgin Records after disappointing sales of his girlfriend JANET JACKSON's comeback album. Dupri, who was head of urban music at the record company, was partially credited with relaunching MARIAH CAREY's career with monster hit THE EMANCIPATION OF MIMI, but his work on Jackson's 20 YO has only shifted 500,000 copies three weeks into its release. According to Fox News' ROGER FRIEDMAN, the CD also dropped an astonishing 77 per cent in sales in its second week, prompting Dupri to quit the company under pressure from management late last week (ends22OCT06).
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart was excused from practice Wednesday after attending the birth of his son in Southern California.

Brynn Cameron, a University of Southern California basketball player, gave birth to a boy, Cole, on Tuesday night in Southern California. Further details were not available.

Leinart was expected to return to the team later Wednesday.

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Andy Taylor no longer with Duran Duran.

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To Our Fans

We know that there has been a tremendous amount of speculation over the past few weeks regarding Andy Taylor's continued involvement with the band and we are sorry that we've been unable to provide you with more information until now. The past five years have been an incredible journey for us all - and having the original five back together was something that we had wanted to see happen for some time. As of last weekend, however, the four of us have dissolved our partnership and will be continuing as Duran Duran without Andy, as we have reached a point in our relationship with him where there is an unworkable gulf between us and we can no longer effectively function together. Although obviously disappointed and saddened about this, we are excited about the next chapter of the Duran Duran story and look forward to seeing you all soon.

Simon, John, Nick and Roger
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I'm sad about this. I will miss seeing him play tomorrow in Chicago!
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I WANNA SOAK UP THE SUN


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Singer Sheryl Crow hit an LA tanning salon on Tuesday and by the looks of it she hit it hard.

We all know how unattractive a pasty white complexion looks on stage, however, when bronze streaks on your shirt and your forehead become apparent -- pasty may have been the better option.

Either way, we still love her for her singing abilities ... not her tanning ones.


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Ashlee Dances to Skechers' Beat



Ashlee Simpson is following in the footsteps of her fellow songstresses Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Carrie Underwood. Ashlee, 21, is helping to launch a new line of footwear for shoe giant Skechers. She was spotted at a photocall earlier today in London, UK.

Ashlee grew up wearing Skechers: “Skechers is brand that is not afraid to going the beyond. I look forward to representing Skechers clothing line; I also hope to add a few more pairs to my wardrobe.”

Skechers president Michael Greenberg said: “Ashlee is a very talented young singer and she’s one of the most powerful influences of the young population today. She makes a perfect fit between fashion and music, using her creativity to empower young women to be themselves. We were drawn to her grace, style and energy.” Source

Anna Nicole Smith Residence Status Eyed

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An opposition leader called on the government Wednesday to investigate whether Anna Nicole Smith has legal residency status in the Bahamas, where her baby daughter was born and her son died three days later.

Hubert Ingraham, head of the main opposition Free National Movement, said he has learned that another person owns the waterfront mansion that Smith claimed was hers in an application for permanent residency.

"Clearly, Anna Nicole Smith is not a fit and proper person to become a permanent resident of the Bahamas," said Ingraham, a former prime minister. "Her general character and reputation don't commend her for such status."

"I expect the government of the Bahamas to make a determination in accordance with the law," he told The Associated Press in a phone interview.

Earlier this month, an attorney for Smith said concerns about her conduct contributed to his withdrawal as her counsel.

Michael Scott cited Smith's decision to exchange vows with her boyfriend, Howard K. Stern, and sell photographs of the informal ceremony to People magazine before burying her 20-year-old son, Daniel Smith.

Gaither B. Thompson of Myrtle Beach, S.C., has told The Associated Press that he owns the home where Smith moved while pregnant with her daughter, but declined further comment.

A lawyer for Smith dismissed reports that the 38-year-old former Playboy Playmate doesn't own the home.

"I've physically seen the document that showed the property being conveyed to her," Bahamian attorney Wayne Munroe told the AP.

The law says a person owning a house in the Bahamas valued at more than $500,000, having the means to reside without being employed and being of good character can be eligible for Bahamian residency.

Immigration Minister Shane Gibson did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

Ingraham said he has been told by several people that the owner bought the home in his own name with the intention of selling it to Smith.

"If she doesn't own the house, then she would not have met the policy conditions which the government of the Bahamas has with respect to the grant of permanent residence," Ingraham said.

On Oct. 19, Smith buried her son, Daniel, who died while visiting Smith in a Nassau hospital where her daughter, Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern, was born Sept. 7.

A private examiner said Daniel Smith died of an accidental lethal combination of methadone and two antidepressants. The results of official toxicology tests and a police investigation have not been publicly released.

Bahamas Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez has said authorities would soon decide whether a jury inquest into the death is necessary.

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Vincent Gallo is a Wonderful Human Being

Brown Bunny director, Vincent Gallo, has been spending a lot of time lately with another quasi-celebrity, Cory Kennedy. Kennedy, a rich girl who's famous in L.A. for being the girlfriend of 30-something photographer, The Cobrasnake, has changed her last name to "Gallo" on her MySpace and devotes posts in her blog to the director. Gallo is 45, Kennedy is 16. Not sounding creepy at all, Gallo explains their relationship


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India to Paris: Namaste

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First Nicole Richie then Lindsay Lohan and now India—Paris Hilton is on a reconciliation roll.

The hotel heiress has reportedly agreed to star in a clothing campaign to be shot in the country next year, despite her being dissed by Indian officials over the summer who banned her debut music video for "Stars Are Blind" due to its strong sexual connotations.

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GOOSE EGGS OR GOOSE-SHAPED EGGS? 'CAUSE THAT'S TWO DIFFERENT THINGS...


Tara Talks Ta-Tas! Click to WatchNearly two years after a red carpet wardrobe malfunction earned her the nickname "Franken-nipple," Tara Reid stopped by the "Today" show to discuss the pain and agony of her plastic surgery nightmare. "It looked like I got completely butchered up," the actress told Natalie Morales. "The areolas ... they looked like goose-shaped eggs."

Reid also described the excruciating pain caused by her liposuction. "I got these bumps ... like little golf balls all over my stomach, and it hurt."

Tara went on to explain how she had a hard time finding work over the last two years, citing fears of revealing her tarnished body in a bikini. Now, after undergoing corrective surgery, Reid says she's both working and happy with her figure. While we're happy for the actress, it might take more than a regained sense of confidence to get her into Hyde.




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Kate Moss and Pete Doherty already bad parents

The madness never stops, does it? And why would it? This isn't church. Pete Doherty and Kate Moss showed up to that same Moet and Chandon Fashion Tribute event not only wearing the same stupid masks, but also toughening up their new baby with cigarette smoke and alcohol. Considering all the stuff she's put in her body, this kid'll be lucky if he doesn't come out with flippers and a tail.



NOTE: Yes, her dress is see through and you can see her panties, but she's pregnant now and that makes her gross. And I'm 98% positive Pete Doherty is a cartoon character.

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Rapper Game Finds His Long-Lost Sister Via Myspace



Rapper Game Finds His Long-Lost Sister Via Myspace

By: Mariel Concepción

October 25, 2006

You'd think rapper The Game has his hands tied with promoting his new album and interviewing for magazine features, but he still apparently makes time to MySpace, crediting finding his long-lost sister to the internet community site.

While surfing the web one night, the Los Angeles-based hitmaker and actor decided to type in the name of the sister he hasn't seen since he was a child - and was astonished to find she is a myspacer too.

"MySpace is dope, man. I recently found my sister that I haven't seen since she was three years old on MySpace," reports contactmusic.com. "(I) typed in her name, and the s**t pops up."

No word yet on whether they've seen each other since their virtual reunion.

Game's Doctor's Advocate hits stores November 14.


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He always looks like he's about to kill someone in his pictures. :/
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Liveblogging Oprah's interview with Madonna



OMG so excited: Someone is finally going to explain to me how it is that Madonna can adopt an "orphan" that still has a dad! And the person who is going to explain that? Oprah! Also helping her explain? Madonna! This deserves a liveblog, so strap in, kiddies. It's time for another episode of "When Celebrity Philanthropy Attacks!"

4:00 Thanks for the time and temperature, Commerce Bank!

4:00:16 Okay literally my first impression of this episode is, Is Oprah wearing pants? It's kinda fuzzy on the screen and she's got this bright red top and then... well, it looks like Oprah's not wearing pants, ok?

4:00:27 "The Adoption Controversy. Madonna's side of the story." Well, thank god someone is giving this poor woman a chance to finally, finally open up and speak her mind.

4:00:40 Wait. We're getting Madonna and the Dixie Chicks today? Dear me! That is quite a lot of Women Conservatives Love To Hate for one tiny little hour of television!

4:01:19 Madonna is calling in via satellite?? Oh, now I see: The Dixie Chicks were supposed to have the whole hour, weren't they?

4:01:23 Madonna's answer to Oprah's "how are you?" is, "Well, uh, um, Thank you for asking me to do the show."

4:01:31 Ooh, and it's not getting any less awkward: "I wanted to be clear up front that -- I'm very grateful for you -- give me this chance to -- uh -- not defend..." etc. Oh, this is already the most fun I've had in days.

4:01:42 FYI: Today's British Accent Alert level is orange.
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Track listing for the Happy Feet soundtrack feat. Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Brittany Murphy, etc



1. Song Of The Heart - Prince
2. Hit Me Up - Gia Farrell
3. Tell Me Something Good - Pink
4. Somebody To Love - Brittany Murphy
5. I Wish - Fantasia/Patti LaBelle/Yolanda Adams
6. Jump N' Move - The Brand New Heavies/Jamalski
7. Do It Again - The Beach Boys
8. The Joker / Everything I Own - Jason Mraz/Chrissie Hynde
9. My Way - Robin Williams
10. Kiss / Heartbreak Hotel - Nicole Kidman/Hugh Jackman
11. Boogie Wonderland - Brittany Murphy
12. Golden Slumbers / The End - K.D. Lang
13. Story Of Mumble Happyfeet, The - John Powell

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Gisele Bundchen ruins Halloween



Gisele Bundchen attended the Moet & Chandon Fashion Tribute yesterday looking like that tool who shows up to your Halloween party dressed as "Normal Guy" and he's just got on jeans and a t-shirt. Only instead of "Normal Guy" she came as "Crazy Button Lady" and just pinned a bunch of buttons to her shirt. You know what's a good costume? A mummy. Or a police officer. But not Mrs. Insane Button Collector person.

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Naomi Campbell Arrested Over Assault Claim Sky News

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Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been arrested in London on suspicion of assault. Sky's crime correspondent Martin Brunt said Campbell was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after a woman walked into a central London police station and made an allegation of assault.

Police arrested the 36-year-old model at a house in Westminster, central London.

She is still being questioned by police, Brunt said.

The Sun newspaper reported that Campbell attacked her drug counsellor.

The paper claimed the therapist made a complaint after she was "scratched all over her face" by the catwalk model.

Campbell is subject to to an ongoing assault case in New York.

She is alleged to have thrown a mobile phone at her housekeeper's head in a row at her Manhattan apartment.

She failed to turn up to a hearing in September and the case was adjourned until November 15.

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Paris Hilton is speaking out against drunk driving.

The December issue of Seventeen magazine features Hilton, 25, warning teens not to get behind the wheel if they’ve been drinking.

“All it takes is one drink to mess with the way you drive – it clouds your judgment and slows your reflexes," she says in the ad. "Don’t take any chances. It just isn’t worth it."

In the magazine's cover story, the heiress also says she hasn’t reached her sexual peak. “I think you like [sex] when you’re, like, in your thirties,” she says. “That’s what someone told me. We’ll see.”

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Yes, he is crazy.


Jessica Simpson seems to be the only one who doesn't find her dad Joe's fixation with her copious cup size completely icky. When asked by Jane magazine whether she was bothered by his now infamous declaration about her double-D's ("You can't cover those suckers up!"), she immediately leaps to his defense.

"No, I've had double-D's for a long time," Jess helpfully points out. "Are you kidding? No. My family is extremely close. I talk to my mom about my sex life. That's not something that creeps me out."

According to the pneumatic bombshell, the former minister-turned-micromanager's boob assessment is merely a geographical quirk.

"We're Podunk Southern," says Simpson in a statement that will likely elicit loud groans from below the Mason-Dixon line. "And my dad is very open about his ideas and ... it's disgusting that people would actually think ... People are making a judgment on something that is false."

And future suitors take note: Jessica says she has no intention of cutting ties with her string-pulling pop, who was purportedly the proverbial third wheel in her doomed union to Nick Lachey.

Proclaims the career- and coif-makeover-needing starlet, "I believe that my dad is, and will go down in history as, one of the best managers in the business." 

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Lance Bass' boyfriend target of threats




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Lance Bass' boyfriend, Reichen Lehmkuhl, says he and the former `N Sync star have been dealing with threats ignited by his new memoir about the trials of being gay while serving in the military.

"We have to be very protective," Lehmkuhl tells the TV show "Inside Edition" in an interview that was to air Wednesday.

"I am not going to hide," says the former Air Force captain and winner of season four of CBS' "Amazing Race." "There are threats that come in from people who do not want me to be so public and expose what is going on in the military."

Lehmkuhl, 32, says that he and Bass, who revealed he is gay in July, forward the threats to private security personnel who send what they consider the more serious ones to the
FBI. "Everything is being covered so we feel safe," he said.

Lehmkuhl's book, "Here's What We'll Say: Growing Up, Coming Out, and the U.S. Air Force Academy," recounts his time keeping his sexual orientation a secret from Air Force colleagues.

"There was definitely an institionalized acceptance of people being homophobic and telling gay jokes and making homophobic remarks — really, really mean homophobic remarks to the point of, `Kill gay people,'" Lehmkuhl, who was honorably discharged from the Air Force five years ago, told ABC News earlier this week.

He became a target when people began to suspect his sexuality, he says. One night, he told ABC News, a bag was pulled over his head and he was sexually assaulted. He didn't report the incident.

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Make Me a Supermodel. (Series 2, UK.)

Make Me A Supermodel is back and it’s set to be even more explosive, as for the first time ever the girls have competition - it’s boys Vs Girls!

Twice the drama, twice the heartache, twice the fun. Make sure you follow every move of our twelve young hopefuls as they transform from girl, or boy, next door to supermodel.

Rachel Hunter is joined on the panel by top model agent Tandy Anderson, hot fashion photographer Perou and GQ’s Editor, Dylan Jones. Together they’ll be providing a shoulder to cry on as the models strive to win the ultimate prize in modelling: a contract with top UK agency Select.

They’ll be aiming to follow in the successful steps of last year’s winner Alice Sinclair, who has already made it onto the pages of Italian Vogue. They’ll face daily tasks to test them mentally and physically and, as if that wasn’t enough, Fearne Cotton will be hosting a live catwalk elimination at the end of every week where you can vote to keep your favourite.

It really is survival of the fittest. How close should you keep your enemy? And who will come out on top?



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Oprah speaks about Holocaust education

‘All of us must help stop prejudice’ says the talk-show host


Oprah Winfrey told 3,000 supporters of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday that she is still haunted by her trip earlier this year to the Auschwitz concentration camp.

“I still cannot even imagine what it was like to go through a concentration camp and come out alive and sane,” the talk-show host said at a fundraiser here for the museum. “I couldn’t take it all in when I was there. I couldn’t wrap my brain around it.”

Winfrey traveled to Poland in January for a two-part episode with scholar and holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. She also selected Wiesel’s memoir, “Night,” for her book club.

“Those millions and millions and millions who did not survive want us to never forget the hopes they sacrificed on the killing fields,” she said during her 15-minute speech at a lunchtime fundraiser for the Washington, D.C. museum.

The 11th annual luncheon is the museum’s largest regularly scheduled fundraiser. A museum spokesman said he did not know how much the event raised.

Last year, the museum had an operating budget of more than $66 million, nearly one-third of which was raised by private donations.

Other speakers included Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and a high-school student who survived Rwanda’s genocide.

“All of us must help stop prejudice and hatred wherever we meet it,” Daley said.

Organizers say education about the holocaust remains important today to help combat genocide.

“Each of us has a responsibility, we have a moral obligation to find a way to serve somebody other than ourselves,” Winfrey said. “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.”  

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OIC - More Isaiah News : Ellen Interview Cancelled



Actor Isaiah Washington has scrapped a plan with US chat show host ELLEN DEGENERES after she poked fun at his recent spat with co-star PATRICK DEMPSEY. Washington was scheduled to tape an interview with DeGeneres yesterday (24OCT06) but pulled out after the TV personality joked about his on-set fight during a chat with castmate KATHERINE HEIGL. Heigl played down the spat on the show, admitting she wasn't privy to comments that were made to spark the brawl, but told the chat show host, "It was something silly and manly." And when lesbian DeGeneres revealed she was relishing interviewing Heigl's co-star, who reportedly sparked the Dempsey fight by making a gay slur, the actress jokingly warned her to "step back." DeGeneres responded by saying, "He better not call me a name... I'll be swinging." Publicists for the chat show insist the interview with Heigl isn't responsible for Washington's decision to cancel - he was simply forced to change his plans due to a production schedule switch.


Um, Someone get Oprah's numba' plz kthnks

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ETA: I was on imdb.com (♥) boards and I guess they are starting a petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/at343sh7/petition.html

Michael J. Fox Responds to Limbaugh



Michael J. Fox has responded to conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who suggested that Fox's Parkinson's-related tremors in a TV ad for a Democratic politician were exaggerated.

In the ad for Missouri Senate challenger Claire McCaskill, who supports stem-cell research, Fox exhibits the severe shaking and stiffness associated with Parkinson's disease. But Limbaugh said on his syndicated radio program Tuesday that Fox was "either off his medication or acting."

Campaigning in Chicago for Democratic Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth, Fox shot back, "My pills are working really well right now," the Associated Press reports.

Limbaugh said on his radio show, "If this was not an act, then I apologize." He went on to say, however, that Fox is allowing his illness to be exploited.

Fox's rep, John Rogers, called Limbaugh's remarks "shameful," USA Today reports. "It's an appalling, sad statement. Anybody who understands Parkinson's disease knows it's because of the medicine that one experiences" involuntary movements like those Fox shows in the commercial.

Missourians Against Human Cloning, a group that opposes stem-cell research, will air its own ad during Game 4 of the World Series Wednesday night, the AP reports. The ad will feature celebrities such as Patricia Heaton, The Passion of the Christ star Jim Caviezel and the St. Louis Cardinals' Jeff Suppan, the starting pitcher in the night's game against the Detroit Tigers.

In Fox's 30-second spot for McCaskill, which has been viewed by more than 1 million people on YouTube.com, the actor, 45, tells voters, "What you do in Missouri matters to millions of Americans. Americans like me."

Parkinson's is a chronic, progressive disorder of the central nervous system that renders patients increasingly unable to control their movements.

Fox was first diagnosed with the disease in 1991 and went public with it in a 1998 PEOPLE cover story. In 2000, he stopped acting full-time because of the disease, devoting himself to spending time with his family (he and wife Tracy Pollan, 46, are parents to Sam, 17, twins Aquinnah and Schuyler, 11, and Esmé, 5) and working with his Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Since then, the organization has raised millions of dollars.

In the TV commercial, Fox says McCaskill, who is currently Missouri's state auditor, "shares my hope for cures," while her opponent, Republican Sen. Jim Talent, wants to "criminalize" expanded research. Fox also says President Bush shares Talent's stance on stem cell research.

Talent's spokesman, Rich Chrismer, called Fox's statements "false" and said Talent supports "stem cell research that doesn't involve cloning or destroying a human embryo," according to USA Today.

Fox has also filmed commercials for Maryland U.S. Senate candidate Ben Cardin and Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, and he is scheduled to appear at campaign events for Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey and congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, the AP reports.

Source: People.com
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Two Hobbit films planned



October 25, 2006 - MGM and New Line Cinema are moving ever closer to making
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit a big-screen reality. And now it seems that the
studios may be planning not one, but two films based on the 1937 fantasy novel.

MGM chief operating officer Rick Sands revealed the plans this past weekend
during a trade show in Orlando, Florida, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The Hobbit follows Bilbo Baggins on an adventure with a band of dwarves and the
wizard Gandalf as they attempt to reclaim the dwarves' stolen treasure and
restore their kingdom

This is the second time in the past month that Sands has publicly commented on
the project. A few weeks ago, he issued a statement in response to a fan
petition urging MGM and New Line to pursue Lord of the Rings helmer Peter
Jackson as the director of The Hobbit.

"Peter Jackson's phenomenal success with The Lord of the Rings trilogy makes him
the first and most ideal choice for directing The Hobbit. MGM would be thrilled
to collaborate with the Academy Award-winning director on this MGM New Line
Cinema production," Sands said.

*SOURCE - http://movies.ign.com/articles/741/741713p1.html*

Okay so...two Hobbit films? Some fans didnt even think it was long enough for
ONE film....*shrugs*

as long as PJ is attached, so am I :) The huge nerd in me just can't contain
myself :D
Taylor Swift → Wildest Dreams
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Lindsay Lohan's New Home Issues

Lindsay Lohan hasn’t even moved into her multimillion-dollar pad in the tony West Hollywood condo community of Sierra Towers, but her future neighbors are already complaining — loudly — about her presence in the quiet building.



“We’ve always had celebrity residents, but all of them either lead quieter lives or are barely ever here,” one resident tells LifeandStylemag.com. "Everyone thinks she'll be having parties, and I'm sure she will. Beyond the noise factor, it's a security issue. Look at the type of and number of people she hangs out with. We don't want them roaming the building."



Ouch!



Just recently, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie were there for a photo op, says the resident, and paparazzi swarmed the place, jamming the street in front.



"We fear that’s what will greet us every day if Lindsay moves in," says the insider.



Compounding the issue is Linds’ age: At 20, she’s much younger than the other condo owners at Sierra Towers, “sixty percent [of whom] are easily over 60,” says the resident.



The building management says the reason Lindsay likes her future home, Cher’s residence, too, is because it’s quiet — she wants the privacy. But to the tenants, Lindsay’s reputation precedes her.



“This is not going to end well,” says the resident. “Mark my words, she’ll be made miserable by the complaints and leave. Hopefully she won’t move in at all.”</p>

Her rep was not immediately available for comment.



Poor Linds! Can’t someone give the girl a break?

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