"Billie plays Belle, a prostitute who caused a sensation in 2003 when she began an internet diary of her day-to-day exploits. Within 18 months, the blog had been put into print but despite repeated attempts to unmask Belle her identity remains a mystery. Toyah Wilcox will play Belle's mother and Cherie Lunghi her 'madam'."
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"Some fast thinking by Freema Agyeman, ala Martha Jones style, apparently saved the day when she was at the Monte Carlo Television Festival last week representing Doctor Who for the BBC.
According to this week’s issue of Broadcast Magazine, lead Doctor Who producer Phil Collinson made a nearly tragic mistake of leaving behind a script for the Christmas Special after an intense round of interviews.
If the script had fallen into the wrong hands, this could have been devastating for the BBC. But Freema noticed what happened and had the script returned to him within minutes. Yay Freema!"
Remember Ariel? with the rich oil daddy well:
Gary Milby, the father of Ariel Milby (Season 4, Episode 33), is currently being sought by several states and allegedly defrauded investors. Milby appeared on the show, spoke about the success of his "Mid-America Oil" companies, and apparently financed a party for his daughter, Ariel. However, multiple states, including Texas, Arizona, and Tennessee, have issued cease-and-desist orders against Milby for making false claims while selling securities. In fact, Arizona currently has levied a $1,000,000 fine on Milby for continuing to sell securities after the state previously ordered him to stop because of false representations to investors. Milby appears to have absconded, as he has not paid or responded to Arizona's fine, nor have individual investors succeeded in finding him to serve him with their lawsuits.
During the episode with Ariel Milby, Gary Milby is shown taking her on a shopping spree, paying for outlandish expenses (e.g., a helicopter, a castle-themed party, performers, and a new BMW for the girl), and inviting her to advertise his oil company and its success. If, as MTV represented in its program, Gary Milby paid for the expenses of his daughter's party, it appears that the party and the assets could have been paid for with the proceeds of fraud.
State investigators believe Milby has not produced profits at any of his oil operations, and in fact, the spokesman of the Arizona Corporation Commission, which fined Milby $1,000,000, stated "[t]here's no proof that [Milby's] pumped even a gallon of oil of those wells." Milby is famous in many Western states for ubiquitous radio commercials promising ludicrous returns on investments, such as 47% annual return. Promises of such high rates of return are sometimes consistent with a Ponzi scheme. Milby appears to have intended for his MTV Super Sweet Sixteen appearance to attract even more investors.
MTV could have discovered these facts about Milby easily, prior to filming or airing the episode, simply by conducting a basic Google search. Typing "Gary Milby" or "Mid-America Oil" into the search engine yielded multiple hits at the time, outlining Milby's cease-and-desist orders and fines by the states. In addition to the orders and security-fraud fine by Arizona, MTV would have uncovered cease-and-desist orders in Texas and Tennessee. Multiple lawsuits by investors alleging fraud are currently pending against Milby. In addition, not one, but two, websites allege that Milby has defrauded his investors. However, MTV appears to have conducted no due dilligence on their subject. If Milby is eventually found guilty of fraud, MTV may be liable for aiding and abbetting Milby in attracting and defrauding even more investors.
WIKI and for the picture...my amazing ~capping skillz~ and mtv
EDIT- Oh yeah so basically what happened was that her mom surprised her with the car the day of her B-day instead of giving it to her at the party and she got upset and cursed her out. Her mother returned it and the day after the party she gets a new car. She didn't like the color and interior so her mother bought a new one. Her brother and his friends total it and her mother buys her another. (Yup 4 cars in total for a
EDIT AGAIN - Here is her supposed myspace: http://myspace.com/audreybabyyy
Don't forget to do the dance!
British crooner, James Blunt, has said that he would love to meet Gisele Bundchen. Unfortunately, Gisele wants nothing to do with his ass.
She told the London Telegraph that she isn't into British men. "I don't like them. I just don't - and I wouldn't even be able to tell you why not."
When asked if she would date James Blunt she said, "Who is that? No, I'm sorry, I have no idea who you're talking about."
What a bitch! It's the teeth though, right? That's a myth! I've gotten down with plenty of British hos and their teeths were all squeaky or was it their dicks were squeaky clean? I'll have to get back to you on that one.
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Dealing with jail time for driving offenses was difficult, but now Paris Hilton faces the aftermath.
The 26-year-old heiress is expected to be released from a Los Angeles County women's jail early this week, and she professes a desire to shift her life's course.
But unlike most newly released inmates, Hilton has a trail of photographers in constant pursuit and a career based largely on partying and posing for pictures.
Hilton insists she's a changed woman after serving time behind bars.
"I would like to make a difference," she told Barbara Walters. "God has given me this new chance."
Saying it is one thing and doing it is another, said Dorian Traube, a professor of social work at University of Southern California.
"If this indeed has changed her, then the transition will be very difficult because she'll have to find a new purpose in life" beyond being queen of the party scene, Traube said. "Her life will have to change drastically, which is going to be tricky because she's going to be in the public eye more than ever."
So long as she keeps her driver's license current and doesn't break any laws, Hilton will complete her probation in March 2009. She can reduce that time by 12 months if she does community service or records a public-service announcement, the city attorney's office said.
But Hilton and her family have hardly shied away from the media during her time behind bars. That constant attention, along with society's "sick fascination with failure," will make Hilton's transition more challenging, Traube said.
"She has almost set herself up to fail because there's been so much talk about how she's a changed person, how she found religion and she prays all the time," she said. "People are bitter for the notoriety she has for having done very little other than party, so they're standing around waiting for her to fail."
Abandoning her party-girl image, stamped by her appearance in a sex video, in favor of a philanthropic one will bring emotional costs, too, said psychologist Jeremy Ritzlin, who ran a halfway house for recently released federal prisoners.
Hilton will be frustrated as she learns "whether she can rein herself in or not without it making her too crazy," he said. "She's not going to have an easy time adjusting because she's led a hedonistic life of escapism where she doesn't have to deal with who she is and what her problems are in the world."
Making a public service announcement against drinking and driving would be a good move for Hilton, said David Brokaw, a longtime Hollywood publicist.
"That would say she's serious" about changing, he said.
"The American people don't hold a grudge if somebody genuinely says 'I was wrong, I made mistakes, I'm sorry,'" Brokaw said. "If she says that and it's verified by what she does, then she's on her way to maybe even better acceptance and interest than ever before."
Hilton told E! News last week that she plans to build a "transitional home" to help recently released inmates readjust to freedom.
"These women just keep coming back (to jail) because they have no place to go," Hilton said. "It's a really bad cycle and if we stop it now, we can make our community a better place."
She said she is "much more grateful" after spending time in jail.
"I appreciate everything now and I think there was a lot of bad people that I was around," she told E! "I don't want to surround myself with those types of people anymore."
Only time will reveal whether Hilton has really changed, said veteran publicist Michael Levine.
"The soap opera, where it's been filled with drinking and drugs and porn videos, is very, very popular and compelling," he said. "If she turns the story to another, will it remain popular?"
paris, giving up her moneh? n/n?
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Not content with keeping her looks young, Moulin Rouge star Nicole Kidman is now setting about keeping her mind youthful.
The 40-year-old Australian has been chosen to front Nintendo's advert campaign for its 'brain training' techniques.
She declares herself a fan.
'I've quickly found that training my brain is a great way to keep my mind feeling young,' she said.
This is only for the UK campaign btw and the advert will debut in the first break for Coronation Street tonight.
WHICH major Hollywood actor has a teen son who's a secret drag queen? The boy is frequently spotted in several famous LA vintage stores - trying on women's ballgowns and heels in the dressing rooms. Apparently, he has a thing for Pucci.
One stunning female celebrity plus one handsome male celebrity equals gorgeous babies -- it's a no fail recipe for creating a beautiful family. While we all know looks aren't everything, they sure do count for something in Hollywood. With such an amazing gene pool to choose from, it's no wonder there are a plethora of stunning families out there to admire. So, who do you think has the best looking family in Hollywood?
Who Has the Best Looking Family?
We know that one stunning female celebrity plus one handsome male celebrity equals a gorgeous baby, but do you think having such famous parents will lead them down the wrong path? Do you think that growing up in the spotlight will make them susceptible to "child star syndrome" or do you think their parents will try to normalize them as much as possible?
If you could take a sneak peek into the future of any celebrity baby, whose crystal ball would you like to look through?
Which Baby's Future Would you Like to See?
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Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner's wild life is being turned into a feature film that will look at his social activism as well as his sexual exploits, Daily Variety reported on Monday.
"Playboy" will be directed by Brett Ratner, the filmmaker behind the "Rush Hour" movies, the trade paper said. It is being produced for Universal Pictures by Brian Grazer, who won the best picture Academy Award for "A Beautiful Mind."
Hefner, 81, who sold his life rights to Grazer several years ago, approved the duo's vision for the project last week, Daily Variety said.
The paper said a script is being written now.
"Hef came from a puritanical upbringing and reinvented himself to be the godfather of the sexual revolution," Daily Variety quoted Ratner as saying. "He broke all kinds of taboos, especially in sexuality. I want to show it all, from the First Amendment (guaranteeing free speech) struggles to his first orgy to the stroke in the 1980s that almost killed him."
Hefner founded Playboy in 1953, turning a $600 investment and a picture of Marilyn Monroe into one of the most successful publishing empires in history. He coaxed along the sexual revolution of the 1960s and used the pages of his magazine to write lengthy articles fighting censorship and promoting various other libertarian causes.
Playboy magazine is owned by Playboy Enterprises Inc. Universal Pictures is a unit of General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal Inc.
Christina Aguilera did her second show in Korea last night, and got a little emotional during her Grammy winning ballad “Beautiful“.
It seems odd that after all these years of performing the song, and after she’s already done it on 100+ dates on this tour, that it’d still get her choked up. But I guess that’s those hormones kicking in. Pregnancy for the win!
Actress Cameron Diaz has apologised for carrying a bag in Peru which featured a political slogan likely to be considered offensive by local people.
The Shrek star visited the historical Machu Picchu site with a green bag which had a red star and the words "serve the people" printed in Chinese.
It evoked memories of a Peruvian war against Maoist rebels in the 1980s and '90s, when up to 69,000 people died.
Diaz admitted she did not realise the slogan's "potentially hurtful nature".
"I sincerely apologise to anyone I may have inadvertently offended," she said in a statement released to the Associated Press.
"The bag was a purchase I made as a tourist in China."
She went on: "I'm sorry for any people's pain and suffering, and it was certainly never my intention to reopen what I now know is a painful wound in this country's history."
And she spoke of Peruvians' beauty and warmth, saying she wished "for their continued healing".
Her appearance with the bag had drawn criticism from prominent local human rights activist Pablo Rojas.
"It alludes to a concept that did so much damage to Peru, that brought about so many victims," he said on Friday.
"I don't think she should have used that bag where the followers of that ideology did so much damage."
Diaz is currently being heard in cinemas around the world as the voice of Princess Fiona in animated film Shrek the Third.
She said she had been in the country to record a TV programme celebrating Peruvian culture.
I can't really blame her, but why are some people so stupid to buy something without knowing what it says. Or if she knew what it said, why didn't she study the history of the country she was about to visit. They have special sections in guide books to tell you about these things and she knew enough about the history of the country to visit the Inca ruins, but couldn't be bothered to study anything past that.
Overview of Peru from BBC. com
Paramount Pictures has snapped up Adam Cozad's spec "Dubai." Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing through his Paramount-based shingle, and Eric Bana is executive producing.
Set in the very exotic world of Dubai, the story is an action-thriller about a young American economist who gets caught up in a highly coordinated international attack on the U.S. economy.
"Dubai" is known to be a passion project for Bana.
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Some of Paris Hilton's "friends" are already welcoming her home -- with a spray-painted message on the side of her Hollywood pad.
The tagging, an obvious stunt to promote a website that proudly displays some of Paris' most private items -- including sex videos and diaries -- was carried out late last night. Hope she can afford a good painter.
Angelina Jolie told Marie Claire magazine that she doesn't think she's ever seriously said "I love you" to Brad Pitt.
She said, "I don't think we've ever said (I love you). I mean, I'm sure we have, but we would have to punch each other in the arm first."
She went on to say that Brad is "more man than any man."
Who needs "I love you" when you can say "Go get the kids. Go get me a drink. Go chop off your nuts and hand them to me."
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"They just recently broke up. It's totally and completely over," a source in Witherspoon's circle tells PEOPLE.
"Reese was the one who had to do it," says the source. "She just got out of a divorce and was so concerned with her family, she just didn't have the time for him and he really demanded that."
Adds the source: "They're still friends. Things are fine, but it was a clean break – [there's] no chance of getting back together."
But the 45-year-old performer must return to court on Tuesday for a hearing on whether he will receive credit for the time he has spent in residential drug treatment facilities.
The actor admitted in court last week to violating his probation on a previous felony drug conviction and tearfully pleaded with the Los Angeles Superior Court judge for leniency, begging her, "If you would please just give me one more chance for myself."
Sizemore was on three years probation when he was arrested May 8 outside a California hotel on suspicion of methamphetamine possession.
The actor's probation for a previous methamphetamine possession conviction was revoked in 2005 when he admitted to using a prosthetic penis in a bid to fake a urine test.
But he checked into a psychiatric hospital for treatment of chronic depression and drug dependency, which a doctor said he has battled for years, and a judge later reinstated his probation.
The sentencing of Sizemore comes a day before another Hollywood celebrity, Paris Hilton, is expected to be released from a Los Angeles County jail after three weeks for violating her probation in a drunken-driving case.
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A high school kid argues with Bill O'Reilly about an assembly where the panelists discussed and encouraged drug abuse and sex. I know you all hate O'Reilly so this might interesting to watch.
Scarlett Johansson used to worry her face was too wide.
The 'Match Point' actress says she was insecure about her looks as a teenager, and even worried her voice was too deep.
The blonde beauty confessed, "I always had a lot of doubtful feelings about my looks as a teenager. I had this deep voice and big lips and some people would make fun of me and I felt awkward a lot of the time.
When I was a teenager I always felt too fat, too short and that my face was too wide. I was really insecure about my appearance."
Scarlett - who was named Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire magazine - also revealed she finds confidence the most attractive trait in a man.
The 22-year-old actress told Bliss magazine, "I look at a guy and think he has such a cute nose or nice eyes, but there isn't normally one feature I go for. I'm generally attracted to self-confidence. If somebody's confident, they're definitely more attractive."
The 'Lost in Translation' star revealed she is also attracted to artistic men.
She said, "I like people who have a lot of artistic passion. Whether they're actors or musicians or sculptors, whatever - I need to feel that kind of creative intensity in a guy, and I find that crucial for any kind of relationship I'm in."
Scarlett split from actor Josh Hartnett after two years together last November and was recently romantically linked to Justin Timberlake and 'Van Wilder' star Ryan Reynolds.
Joely Richardson is returning for the fifth season of the hit FX drama "Nip/Tuck," says The Hollywood Reporter. She is set to appear in 15 of the 22 episodes of the show's upcoming season, starting with Episode No. 2.
Richardson's return to "Nip/Tuck" follows months of speculation about the future of her and her character on the show, prompted by comments in the press made by Richardson in November regarding a serious health issue with her teen daughter. It is understood that Richardson's daughter is doing much better now.
Last season, Richardson did 11 out of 15 episodes in order to be able to spend more time with her family in England. The upcoming fifth season of "Nip/Tuck" will be set in Los Angeles.
The series hails from creator/ executive producer Ryan Murphy, Warner Bros. TV and the Jinks/Cohen Co.
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Not sure if this was posted yet or not bbs...
Did anyone even know this rumor was going around!?!?! Doesn't she seem a bit, um, tall for him?
Oh how the American Idol drama/sagas/rumors are kinda fun.
Exclusive: Jordin Says She's Not Dating Blake
Any thoughts on this?!
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SEE HARRY POTTER TWO WEEKS BEFORE IT COMES OUT IN THEATERS!
I love her, but she totally made a bitchface when the guy said she was beautiful. LOL!
First she decided to take the male dancer's bottoms off and had him sit on her lap while she how shall I say this? Helped him along. He didn't finish, but from what I gather it was close. She did however help one of the female dancers to finish and was finished by her in return.
Everyone was shocked because
(a) the first time ever anyone had seen her drunk.
(b) the first time anyone even guessed she knew what was down a man's shorts, let alone how to help him along, and
(c) never has anything nice to say about lesbians and gave no indication she ever was going to give that s shot.
shady as hell but we love blind items, dont we
jaime lynn spears?
Gary Oldman was the angry young man of British film who cornered the market in cinema psychos. Now, as he approaches his 50th birthday, he is taking his life and work a little easier, preferring to be at home with his sons to hanging out at premieres and parties. Craig McLean meets him on the eve of his third Harry Potter outing
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Which do u prefer bb?
Mutya = the original fierce British songstress. Never forget.
Victoria Beckham has had an offer to become a cheerleader for LA Galaxy after she became a big hit in the States with her performance at Hollywood’s Dodger Stadium.
Victoria was wearing skimpy white shorts and high-heeled trainers; she posed for pictures throwing balls with pitcher Derek Lowe at the baseball team.
Because she was such a big hit the they are hoping that she will have the same magic at LA Galaxy which is when her husband David Beckham will play his first game Club Deportivo Chivas in August.
A club insider said: “Victoria looked amazing at the Dodger Stadium. Sports fans went wild for her - an- and everyone’s been talking about those great legs of hers.
Victoria and David and their three sons are moving to California next month to start there new life.
Meanwhile Victoria and the rest of the Spice Girls Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton have announced a reunion which is reportedly set to earn them £10m each from a 25 date farewell tour starting in south London at the 02 dome in Greenwich.
This will be the first time the band have performed together since May 1998.
I would have thought someone would have posted the news by now.
The Spice Girls apparently are officially announcing their reunion on Thrusday, and there is supposedly a Christmas album in the works, some of the girls have been seen coming in and out of recording studios for new tracks.
This is a rumored tour list:
Brad Pitt was busy filming another commercial in Prague, Czech Republic, for Japanese cell phone company Softbank, as directed by Wong Kar Wai (My Blueberry Nights).
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Out on Friday, I think.
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You can check out the teaser trailer @ source.
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*Apparently she likes hanging in the shady parts of town.
I like the song alot though.*
Over 26 years and seven albums, the Beastie Boys have explored every genre from punk to metal to hip-hop, but as The Mix-Up, their mellow, new, all-instrumental album proves, they've also learned how to kick back and relax. Over sushi and green tea at Oscilloscope, their expansive downtown Manhattan studio, the pioneering trio discussed their history as a band, their musical influences, their new record (out June 26), and beer helmets.
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WATCH IT HERE
Super Bad opens in theaters on August 17th.
The audition schedule:
San Diego, CA: Monday, July 30 at Qualcomm Stadium
Omaha, NE: Friday, Aug. 10 at Qwest Center
Atlanta, GA : Tuesday, Aug. 14 at TBA
Charleston, SC: Saturday, Aug. 18 at North Charleston Coliseum
Miami, FL: Wednesday, Aug. 22 at AmericanAirlines Arena
Philadelphia, PA : Monday, Aug. 27 at Wachovia Center
Audition information for these cities will be announced shortly. Season Seven of AMERICAN IDOL premieres in January 2008 on FOX. Once again, "Idol" auditions will be open to men and women between 16 and 28 years of age as of July 28. Other restrictions are posted on the show's website.
I know that some ONTDers are going to try out just so they can molest meet Simon Cowell.
C'mon bbs. Post you singing on YouTube and we'll judge if you should audition or not.
actual link = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo_dV7E4aIQ
i'm not usually a fan of the arctic monkeys but this cover is IMMENSE.
He could leave DC and be a Porn Star with that thing!
Move over, Paris. The road's not big enough for two stupid spoiled whores that can't drive.
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Good news for all Shia LaBeouf fans - it appears his hair has responded well to Molly's letter! Shia's hair was looking much cuter this morning in NYC that we'll even let it slide that his sweater is clearly two sizes too big. He's making the rounds to get ready for the big premiere of Transformers next week. When asked what he would like to transform into, Shia said:
"I want to be Zac Efron so I can be in 'Hairspray.'"
Hmm, really Shia? We just have a few issues with this statement: first of all, clearly Shia missed the memo about everyone knowing he's going to be the bigger superstar of tomorrow. Secondly, it's definitely a little too soon for Shia to be making hair references - he only just recovered from last week's mishap. And thirdly, there's something about the vision of John Travolta singing and dancing alongside the tattooed, brooding Shia that doesn't jive with us - but I guess that's where the whole "transformation" would come in.
Escaping from the gay rumors is certainly a tougher job than escaping from a prison for the beautiful Wentworth Miller...A new report claims that Wentworth Miller has been in a serious relationship with another male actor for the past six months.
The lucky recipient of Wentworth’s affections is allegedly Luke McFarlane, who appears in US TV show Brothers and Sisters, and has previously been linked to openly-gay actor, T.R. Knight. Wentworth has previously denied rumors that he is gay. source They would make such a great and hot couple...
I'm not really a big fan of going around speculating that celebrities gay when they haven't come out, but I'm sure a few people are interested in this.
NBC has recruited N Sync and "Dancing With The Stars" veteran Joey Fatone to host "The Singing Bee."
The network initially announced "The Singing Bee" for a nebulous fall premiere date. That premiere was bumped up to July 10 when FOX attempted to premiere a copy-cat competition show, "Don't Forget the Lyrics!" on July 11.
On both shows, contestants will engage in a karaoke-style sing-off. They'll begin by singing along to familiar songs with the words in front of them, but when the lyrics vanish, the contestants have to complete the verses perfectly.
Wayne Brady will host FOX's version.
As for NBC, they're pleased to get their host on such short notice.
"We are also thrilled to have Joey on board to host. He brings an added burst of energy and a legion of fans with his musical talent and infectious personality," says Craig Plestis, the network's executive vice president for alternative programming, development and specials.
Fatone finished second on the most recent installment of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars," adding to his post-boy band resume. His film credits include the hit "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," the Oscar nominated drama "The Cooler" and the Lance Bass vehicle "On the Line," which earned neither awards nor money.
The premiere of "The Singing Bee" is set for 9:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 10 following a 90-minute episode of "America's Got Talent."
"This fun-filled family show is going to have viewers singing along with their TV sets," says Plestis. "Coupled with 'America's Got Talent,' we've got two great hours of TV that America can fall in love with every Tuesday night."
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Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller are reportedly having eating contests on the set of their latest movie (The Edge of Love) to see who has the biggest appetite. Both women have been in the tabloids over the past year in regards to their weight. Sienna had lost weight for a movie role, and Keira spends a lot of her time denying that she has anorexia.
The two women apparently have bigger appetites than the men on the set and have been seen downing curries and eggs like crazy.
A source said: “Both Keira and Sienna have bigger appetites than many of the men on set. Keira was told to beef up for the role and she and Sienna have been having food competitions to see who can eat the most.
“At the moment they are on a curry diet where they can have curries for lunch and dinner, and eggs Benedict for breakfast.”
Disney girls gotta stick together ... even when one of them is in rehab.
"Hannah Montana" star Miley Cyrus,14, was spotted in NYC with her mom on Friday, and was asked her feelings on rehab resident and Disney alum Lindsay Lohan. Cyrus shouted, "I wish her the best!" as she hopped into a car on the way to an appearance on "Good Morning America." Her mom added, "She's amazing and she's going to be awesome."
With the Lohan question out of the way, Miley was uber-friendly with fans when she returned to her hotel after the taping, signing autographs and snapping pics with the small crowd.
Video at the source.
"I had this plush Artoo that beeped, and there's this picture of me sleeping by the Christmas tree waiting for Santa and I'm using Artoo as a pillow," mc chris says. "Wishful sleeping, maybe?"
Read my interview with mc chris here:
mc chris: Napping with Artoo
Arnold Schwarzenegger has visited his Austrian home city Graz for the first time since it removed his name from its main football stadium in December 2005.
City officials were angry with the California governor for refusing to grant clemency to a death row inmate.
But in a sign of thawing relations, Mr Schwarzenegger has made a private visit to the city.
He met politicians and 84-year-old Alfred Gerstl, a friend who helped him early on in his bodybuilding career.
During the dispute, Mr Schwarzenegger's name was erased from the city's main website as well as the football stadium.
He then made clear he wanted nothing more to do with Graz and returned a Graz "ring of honour" that had been given to him.
But on Sunday he was greeted by Styria regional governor Franz Voves and other local politicians as he arrived for the first leg of a European tour that will also take him to France and the UK.
Mr Voves was quoted as saying he was sure Mr Schwarzenegger was no longer upset about the dispute, which erupted over Mr Schwarzenegger's refusal to pardon former Los Angeles gang leader Stanley "Tookie" Williams, who was executed for murder in 2005.
Mr Schwarzenegger was born in 1947 in the village of Thal, just outside Graz in southern Austria.
He was accompanied on his Graz visit by his 17-year-old daughter Katherine and one of her friends.
He became a naturalised US citizen in 1984 but still has Austrian citizenship. He was elected governor of California in 2003.
Neil Gaiman is that rare entity in cinema: a renowned novelist and producer. Few novelists are able to see their work up on the screen, but Gaiman was determined his allegorical fantasy, Stardust, which opens in theatres next month, is given the cinematic treatment it deserves. The novel and film revolve around Tristan (Charlie Cox), who tries to win the heart of Victoria (Sienna Miller), the beautiful but cold object of his desire, by going on a quest to retrieve a fallen star. ( Collapse )
Six summers ago, the rigorously stylish New York rock-band revival—skinny guys in skinny pants slinging vintage guitars and vintage attitudes—was exploding through the global music scene like a timed demolition. Today the idea seems almost ready for VH1. The Strokes have retreated into occasional mentions in real-estate columns (plus the guitarist’s solo project), while once-hot acts like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Walkmen float in a seemingly terminal spiral of diminished expectations. Meanwhile, the New Yorkiest musicians of the moment aren’t rock bands at all but post-punk pasteup artists (LCD Soundsystem), remixers (Girl Talk), folk revisionists (Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, Sufjan Stevens), and the kind of arch downtown trash (Scissor Sisters, Dangerous Muse) that the Great Rock Revival thought it knocked back behind the makeup counter. Products of the iPod/YouTube/ProTools generation, they’re more futuristic and oblique, music made mostly in bedrooms.
In this environment, Interpol returns with their third album, Our Love to Admire, at risk of seeming beside the point. Never the most original member of a fundamentally derivative scene—their first album, Turn on the Bright Lights, was knocked early and often for adhering a little too closely to the Joy Division playbook—they’re a surprising candidate for the last band left standing. “In 2001, we weren’t mentioned that much, in terms of New York City bands,” says guitarist Daniel Kessler, who assembled the group (which includes singer Paul Banks, drummer Sam Fogarino, and guitarist Carlos D) from fellow NYU students in 1997. “When the Strokes were becoming a worldwide phenomenon, people weren’t writing about us, and we’d been around for four years.”
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Yao, who has kept his love life closely guarded from the media, will marry Ye Li in a private family ceremony possibly in Shanghai, the eastern metropolis where they were born, met and began dating, the Titan Sports Weekly said.
"This is a match based on pure love," the paper said.
The 2.26 metre (seven-foot-six-inch) centre first met Ye in 1999 when he was playing for the Shanghai Sharks men's team and the 1.9 metre Ye was with the club's women's team.
Ye has since gone on to play for the national side, but has been plagued with injuries in recent years.
The two were seen walking hand-in-hand at the closing ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympics, when their courtship first became public.
According to Titan Sports, Ye, 25, has been a regular at Yao's home in Texas where he stars for the Houston Rockets. She has also studied English at the University of Houston.
Yao, 27, is expected to return to China in July to train and will play matches with the national team in September.
The paper played down widespread rumors on the Internet and in the Chinese media that Yao's wedding would be broadcast live on television, with China's Olympic gold medal-winning hurdler Liu Xiang acting as the master-of-ceremonies.
"On that day there will be no media, basically it will only be relatives from both sides attending," the paper said.
"Yao Ming and Ye Li are doing what they can to protect themselves. They do not want to see any outside factors interfering."
SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports (for both article and pictures)
At Saturday's OOTP press conference in London, producer David Heyman was asked which character was referred to when they were advised by JKR not to cut it from the movie. Heyman responded with this: "Jo reads each draft. She reads each screenplay, and she said, 'You know, I wouldn't do that if I were you. Or you can, but if you get to make a seventh film, you'll be tied in knots.'"
"Which character was it?" he was asked, but Heyman teased, "I thought you might ask that. I'm not going to say." Luckily, however, MTV News caught up with director David Yates yesterday where he submitted.
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Shia Labeouf talks on set about being in Indy 4 and has a *moment* when he talks about Harrison walking out of his trailer wearing the Fedora.
Paul McCartney has announced that he will give a "surprise" performance at Amoeba Records in Hollywood on Wednesday (June 27).
The former Beatle is supporting his new album, 'Memory Almost Full', which recently debuted at Number 3 on the US Billboard chart.
McCartney is set to perform the free show at the record store beginning at approximately 7:30 pm PST. This comes on the heels of his intimate, low-key performance at New York's Highline Ballroom on June 13.
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Yates on letting Rupert help with casting of Lavender Brown:Source.
You know what I'm going to do? I never did this before, but I'm going to get Rupert together with the top five Lavenders, get him to come and read with them and snog with them. It's a chemical thing, and you want to feel that chemistry between them. That will help me decide.
Rupert's reply when told:
Really? Oh, wow, I didn't realize that. That's going to be interesting. It's going to be embarrassing.
Sonic Youth man, Thurston Moore, is to release a solo album, Trees Outside The Academy, this September. The record is his first as a solo guise (in his name at least) since Psychic Hearts in 1995.
Newswires inform us that the whole shebang is 12 songs long and recorded primarily on acoustic guitar and bass. The majority of the tunes were recorded with Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelly and violinist Samara Lubelski.
Being one big family of America alt.rock, Thurston got producer John Agnello to record and mix following his work on Sonic Youth’s 2006 release Rather Ripped. Of course, it was recorded in J Mascis’ Bisquiteen studio (that’s basically J’s house). Naturally the Mascis applies liberal guitar solos all over the album. Would you expect less?
Sounds good, non?
This should be amazing. Thurston + J on the same record=<3
Christian Bale, in his new movie “Rescue Dawn,” was required to eat
a bowl of maggots to help the movie appear authentic, reports Page Six.
The director, Werner Herzog, insisted the maggots were real because
he wanted the audience to “start believing their eyes again.”
Authentic? How about Christian authentically slapping Werner in the mouth?
He wanted him to eat worms? Maggots? The little white critters you find on
decaying garbage? No problem Werner. You first.
Pro wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife and 7-year-old son were found slain Monday at their Fayetteville home, authorities said.
Detective Bo Turner told television station WAGA that the case was being investigated as a murder-suicide, but said that could not be confirmed until the evidence was examined by a crime lab.
WAGA reported that investigators believe Benoit killed his wife and son over the weekend, and then himself sometime Monday.
A concerned neighbor called police. The bodies were found in three different rooms.
The lead investigator, Sheriff's Lt. Tommy Pope, told The Associated Press that the deaths were being investigated as homicide, and said the cause of death awaited autopsy results on Tuesday.
Pope said the three were found about 2:30 p.m., but he would release no other details about the deaths at the house in a subdivision near White Water Country Club.
World Wrestling Entertainment said on its Web site that Benoit, 40, his wife, Nancy, and son, who was named Daniel, were found dead, but also had no other details.
Benoit, a native of Canada, was a former world heavyweight champion, Intercontinental champion and held several tag-team titles over his career. "WWE extends its sincerest thoughts and prayers to the Benoit family's relatives and loved ones in this time of tragedy," the federation said in a statement on its Web site. Benoit was scheduled to perform at the "Vengeance" pay-per-view event Sunday night in Houston, but was replaced at the last minute because of what announcer Jim Ross called "personal reasons." Benoit maintained a home in metro Atlanta from the time he wrestled for the defunct World Championship Wrestling. The WWE canceled its live "Monday Night RAW" card in Corpus Christi, Texas, and USA Network aired a three-hour tribute to Benoit in place of the scheduled wrestling telecast. Benoit's wife managed several wrestlers and went by the stage name, "Woman," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on its Web site. They met when her then-husband drew up a script that had them involved in a relationship as part of an ongoing storyline on World Championship Wrestling, the newspaper said. Benoit has two other children from a prior relationship. The federal-style house is in a secluded neighborhood set back about 60 yards off a gravel road, surrounded by stacked stone wall and double-iron gate. Monday night, the house was dark except for a few outside lights. There was a police car in front, and two uniformed officers.
Benoit, a native of Canada, was a former world heavyweight champion, Intercontinental champion and held several tag-team titles over his career.
"WWE extends its sincerest thoughts and prayers to the Benoit family's relatives and loved ones in this time of tragedy," the federation said in a statement on its Web site.
Benoit was scheduled to perform at the "Vengeance" pay-per-view event Sunday night in Houston, but was replaced at the last minute because of what announcer Jim Ross called "personal reasons."
Benoit maintained a home in metro Atlanta from the time he wrestled for the defunct World Championship Wrestling.
The WWE canceled its live "Monday Night RAW" card in Corpus Christi, Texas, and USA Network aired a three-hour tribute to Benoit in place of the scheduled wrestling telecast.
Benoit's wife managed several wrestlers and went by the stage name, "Woman," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on its Web site.
They met when her then-husband drew up a script that had them involved in a relationship as part of an ongoing storyline on World Championship Wrestling, the newspaper said.
Benoit has two other children from a prior relationship.
The federal-style house is in a secluded neighborhood set back about 60 yards off a gravel road, surrounded by stacked stone wall and double-iron gate.
Monday night, the house was dark except for a few outside lights. There was a police car in front, and two uniformed officers.
Source: Fox News
They have a video up on their website. Fox 5 here in Atlanta just had an interview with one of the investigators, who stated they believe the Benoit deaths to be a murder-suicide and are investigating it as such. They believe he killed his wife a couple of days ago, killed his son, and then killed himself. They are waiting for autopsy reports to confirm their suspicions, the autopsy reports come out tomorrow. And other evidence from the scene is being processed at the crime lab.
This is really sad. He also left behind two kids in Canada from a previous relationship.
Hello, this is Rain.
I came to be over twenty-five years old already.
I thought I might always be able to stay at my junior age; I 'm in mid-twenty already.
I still feel the high school girls, who put on the uniforms, as my sisters,
I cannot believe that I became mid-twenty.
Anyway, thanks for the message of happy birthday.
I' m so happy for you guys' message.
It will be more wonderful if I could spend this time with you guys.
I' m also so sorry.
However, I decided to contribute my birthday to my future.
(I didn' t have a seaweed soup yet… too bad..)
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Source:Daum, pictures from various places
Koreans eat seaweed soup on their birthdays.
Posted on Sunday, June 24 @ 23:29:36 CDT by MusicMan
Pop acts on television this week include 'American Idol' season one champ Kelly Clarkson, who performs on 'The Sauce' and 'CMT Crossroads: Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire on Monday;
Morrissey, who performs on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' on Monday;
Mandy Moore, who performs on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on Tuesday and 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' on Wednesday, and promotes her new film 'License To Wed' on 'The Early Show' on Tuesday;
Paula Abdul, who promotes her reality show 'Hey Paula' on 'The Tonight Show' on Tuesday;
Jon McLaughlin, who performs on 'Today' on Wednesday;
Paris Hilton, who makes her first post-jail appearance on 'Larry King Live' on Wednesday;
Hilary Duff, who performs on 'Today' on Friday.
Rock Acts On TV This Week
Posted on Monday, June 25 @ 13:19:28 CDT by MusicMan
Rock acts on television this week include The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, who perform on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on Monday;
Ben Kweller, who performs on 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' on Monday;
Relient K, who visit 'The Sauce' on Monday;
The Format, who perform on 'Last Call with Carson Daly' on Tuesday;
Ryan Adams, who performs on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' on Wednesday;
Teddybears, who perform on 'Last Call' on Wednesday;
Velvet Revolver, who perform on 'The Tonight Show' on Thursday;
Midnight Movies, who perform on 'Last Call' on Thursday;
Tiger Army, who perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Thursday;
Breaking Benjamin, who perform on 'The Tonight Show' on Friday;
The Nightwatchman, who perform on 'Last Call' on Friday.
R&B Acts On TV This Week
Posted on Monday, June 25 @ 02:43:29 CDT by MusicMan
R&B acts on television this week include Musiq Soulchild, who visits 'Tavis Smiley' on Monday;
Kelly Rowland, who performs on 'Today' on Monday and 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Wednesday;
Lloyd, Pretty Ricky, T-Pain, who visit '106 & Park' on Tuesday;
Eddie Levert, who performs on 'Tavis Smiley' on Wednesday;
Bobby Valentino, who performs on 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' on Thursday.
Paris Hilton to be released from jail: Live Video
edit: from TMZ - After 23 days in jail, Paris Hilton is finally a free woman.
The heiress was released from prison shortly after midnight on Tuesday. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that Paris has lost nearly 10 pounds during her stay and that on her way out of jail, she stopped to change clothes in a public restroom that "smells rancid."
Sources also tell TMZ that Lynwood jail is happy to see Paris go and they hope that now things can get back to normal. Don't we all.
As Paris Hilton made her way out of Lynwood, she shook a few hands and hugged a few deputies before jumping into her parents' waiting SUV. Hard to blame her.
Sources tell TMZ that Paris was in "very high spirits" as she left and couldn't believe she was finally free. We're even told that a few deputies were sad to see her go. *tear*
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