February 7th, 2008

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does every antm winner deserve to win?

On her talk show today, Tyra decided she wanted to play Moment of Truth, that game show that hooks people up to lie detectors and then asks them difficult questions. Tyra's set of questions (which we're pretty sure her staff wrote) included: "Did you really make up with Naomi Campbell?" (She said yes, which was apparently true.) "Are you jealous of Oprah?" (No, proved to be false.) "Do you really care about girls' self-esteem?" (Yes, true.)

"Do you think every America's Next Top Model winner deserves to win?"

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Eva Mendes Checks Out of Rehab

Life & Style
is reporting that actress Eva Mendes, 33-years-old, has left rehab and is now back in Los Angeles.

The actress left Utah's Cirque Lodge rehab clinic earlier today and
boarded a flight to Los Angeles just after 6pm this evening. Not too long after Kirsten Dunst allegedly check-into the facilities.

Mendes arrived at LAX shortly after 9pm PST
after spending a number of weeks in rehab.

At the time her spokesman said: "Eva has been working hard for the
past year and made a positive decision to take some much needed time
off to attend to some personal issues that, while not critical, she
felt deserved some outside professional support."

Karolina Kurkova Is A "G.I. Joe" Cover Girl

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Czech supermodel Karolína Isela Kurková will be bringing Courtney A. Kreiger, better known as Cover Girl, to the big screen in Paramount Pictures' G.I. Joe. The film is based on the "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" toy line of the 1980s.

Prior to joining G.I. Joe as a tank jockey, Illinois-bred Cover Girl was a highly successful fashion model who graced the covers of countless magazines. Failing to find fulfillment in the fashion world, she joined the army to seek out new challenges and prove she was more than just a pretty face.

Kurková joins David Murray (Destro), Dennis Quaid (Hawk), Arnold Vosloo (Zartan), Channing Tatum (Duke), Sienna Miller (The Baroness), Ray Park (Snake Eyes), Rachel Nichols (Scarlett), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Heavy Duty), Said Taghmaoui (Breaker), Marlon Wayans (Ripcord), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Rex), and Byung-hun Lee (Storm Shadow) in the movie, set to be released August 7, 2009.


Brit's 'BFF' and our favorite cousin Alli Sims

I went to LSU my freshman year in college with Alli Sims. It was the 1999/2000 school year and she was only there for one semester before she went on to Ole Miss. We pledged Kappa Delta together and were sorority sisters together until she left. It is weird to me to have known a "celebrity" and see her everywhere now. She was a very smart and very sweet loyal girl, nothing like the girl she is sometimes portrayed to be. She was never a name dropper and only her friends knew Britney was her cousin. She even got me a autograph from Britney because I was a fan. The night of the 99 VMA's which took place 9.9.99 Alli & I were together and she called Britney from my cellphone to see how things were going. That Christmas she was upset because she would miss Britney's birthday party in New York because Alli had finals (which took place around Dec 2nd.). I'm just saying Alli did not just appear from nowhere like some of the other people. Alli is a smart girl and very kind. Anyway I have a few pictures if you want to see them. She really hasn't changed much at all.

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Over one hundred and forty Academy Award nominees gathered at The Beverly Hilton for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Oscar nominees luncheon. Ellen Page, George Clooney and Laura Linney were among the prestigious group who picked up their official certificates of nomination and talked shop during the afternoon affair. "I’ve been in the middle of three conflict zones in the last two weeks and now I’m here," said Best Actor nominee—and newly-appointed UN ambassador—Clooney of the pomp and circumstance. "So it’s kinda nice to be wearing a suit again."

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Gung Hay Fat Choy!

More on the sex scandal!

Edison's lame ass apology.  It's in English:

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My mum thinks this is horrible.  I was talking to her about it at dinner a few days ago and she told me that Nicolas Tse, Cecilia Cheung's husband, is now demanding a paternity test for their son, Lucas.  As much as this is the women's fault, who the hell takes a laptop full of nekked celebs and doesn't expect the computer guys to jack his porn?

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Haylie Duff tries to win back Charlie Mcdowell

" HAYLIE DUFF is desperately trying to reunite with writer/director ex-boyfriend CHARLIE McDOWELL, less than two months after she ditched him.

The pair hooked up last summer (07), but Duff - big sister to Hilary ditched the son of Mary Steenburgen and Malcolm McDowell in November (07).

But sources claim Duff, 22, changed her mind when she heard rumours McDowell, 24 was romancing Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere.

A friend tells the National Enquirer, "She did an about face and began calling Charlie non-stop, telling him she'd made a huge mistake. At one point she even begged him: 'Please take me back.'

"He told Haylie he'd moved on and wanted nothing more to do with her." "

How does (win) = (fail) ?

source: http://www.pr-inside.com/duff-desperate-for-mcdowell-back-r395659.htm

(she still counts as a celebrity right?
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Parenting Team: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden

They’re one of the hottest new parenting teams in Tinseltown, and Joel Madden and his girlfriend Nicole Richie are taking the right steps to a lasting relationship.

Not letting their parenting duties rob them of their alone time, the “Simple Life” hottie and her “Good Charlotte” rocker beau took some quality time to themselves on a stroll out on the streets of Hollywood yesterday.

Letting her long blonde locks down, Nicole looked cute and casual in a striped shirt with a leather jacket and some comfy jeans, while Joel rocked a fedora, track jacket and dark trousers.

Speaking of Joel, it sounds like he may have a chance at an acting gig coming up soon. Rumor has it Juno writer Diablo Cody thinks he may be right for a part in a new flick.

Pete Wentz is said to be the number one choice, but you never know what may happen if they both audition.

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Super Bowl Losers' Misprinted 19-0 Gear To Third-World Countries

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New York Giants Super Bowl XLII gear is flying off shelves, but what happens to the losing New England Patriots' merchandise?

Shirts, sweatshirts and hats, all printed with the Patriots as the Super Bowl winners, arrived at the World Vision warehouse in Sewickley on Tuesday.

Many of the shirts say "19-0" -- a reference to the Pats' quest for a perfect record. Instead, the Giants' victory ended the AFC champions' season at 18-1.

The losers' gear will be packed and sent to third-world countries by World Vision, which works to improve the lives of poor children in more than 100 countries.

Misprinted merchandise for the Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers, who lost to the Giants and the Patriots in the NFC and AFC championship games, will also be sent to other countries.
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Post-Strike Update

When TV Shows Return

The latest rumors on the post-strike return of "Heroes," "Ugly Betty," "Gossip Girl," "How I Met Your Mother," "24," "Samantha Who" and other shows.

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HEROES: NBC's sci-fi drama from the producer Tim Kring was originally planning to open a new arc titled "Villains" in early 2008. Since the studio would probably not be able to film more than 3 new episodes this season, NBC is expected to delay the return of the drama till September, when season 3 launches. Next season may however contain more than the standard 22-23 episodes.

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GOSSIP GIRL: The CW's teen drama based on the series of bestselling books is expected to return in late April with the remaining 9 episodes. Under that scenario, the struggling network would extend its official TV season into the summer. "Gossip Girl" was the first freshman drama to receive a full-season pickup last October, and would possibly be the only hour-long drama to film a full season of 22 episodes.

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Naomi: Fashion industry more racist

Naomi: Fashion industry more racist

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Supermodel Naomi Campbell says the fashion industry is more racist than ever.

Campbell hit out at the lack of black faces on magazine covers and catwalks.

She told The London Paper: "Women of colour are not a trend. That's the bottom line. It's a pity that people don't always appreciate black beauty. In some instances, black models are being sidelined by major modelling agencies."

She continued: "Fashion needs to go back to the way it used to be when wonderful designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Gianni Versace and Azzedine Alaia just had a great line-up of beautiful women - white, black, Chinese, Hispanic."

Campbell, 37, admitted that her supermodel pals helped her career by taking a stand against racism.

"Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington would go to big designers and say, 'If you don't pick Naomi to be in your show, then I don't want to be in it'," she recalled.

"The only reason I got the cover of French Vogue was because Yves Saint Laurent called up and told them he'd pull his ads if they didn't."

The Streatham-born star spoke out after her former boss admitted racism was still rife in the industry.

Carole White, head of the Premier model agency and who represented Campbell for 17 years, said: "A black girl has to be perfect to get work. The bookers are told, 'Don't send any ethnic girls'.

"I showed a picture of a new black girl to an agent in Milan, and he actually recoiled. He said, 'We don't have black girls in Milan. It's impossible.'"


Counting Down to Mariah's New Single!

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• According to All Access, Mariah's new single, "Touch My Body" will be transmitted digitally to radio stations on February 12th at 6:30pm ET for immediate airplay. To the right, see a screen capture of the countdown timer that's on the main page of All Access. "Touch My Body" will officially go for adds on February 19th.

• Meanwhile, FMQB has this posted on its CHR section: New Mariah Carey Single Ready For Launch
Mariah Carey's first single from her forthcoming album, That Chick, due in stores April 1, is titled "Touch My Body" and is finally radio-ready! The song was co-written by MC with The Dream and was produced by Tricky. The Dream and Tricky were the hitmaking duo behind Rihanna's "Umbrella." There's no doubt that Carey can meet expectations but will she exceed them? We'll know by Tuesday (2/12) when the single is officially digitally delivered to radio programmers across the country for reports on 2/18.


This is so beyond lotion I can't even take it

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Axl Rose is bald

Bryan Ferry and Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose restaurant showdown?

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While dining at Mayfair's Le Caprice restaurant in central London, Bryan Ferry said of Guns N Roses’ Axl Rose: “Did you know the man [Rose is as bald as a coot and wears hair extensions? He also wears a bandana to cover his bald crown.” Remarkably Rose was actually in the eaterie, but he and his fellow diners didn’t hear (The Independent).

source: http://www.nme.com/news/daily-ligger/34164
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Sarah Harding's acting up in bloody thriller

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With a brown wig and bloody nose, this is Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding as you've never seen her, in a new thriller.

Pop star Sarah looks unrecognisable as she covers her blonde elfin crop for a performance in upcoming movie Bad Day.

The film marks Sarah's second on-screen outing after her cameo in the St Trinians movie last year.

Sarah, 26, plays Jade Jennings opposite former Casualty star Claire Goose in the low-budget movie, which was filmed in just two weeks in London.

Claire plays vigilante cop Rebecca Ryan, who goes a revenge rampage to find the killers of her daughter Lynn.

In one scene, Sarah looks quite the femme fatale as she smokes while dressed in a white macintosh in the back of a car.

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Beck's lyrics are nonsense...

Beck admits lyrics from classic songs were nonsense
Words from 'The New Pollution' and 'Devil's Haircut' were 'scratch' vocals

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Beck has revealed that lyrics from some of his most famous tracks were nonsense.

The star admits that many songs - including 'The New Pollution' and 'Devil's Haircut' - featured "scratch" vocals – lines the star recorded during initial recordings of the songs to fill in blanks, that theoretically should have been replaced later on.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, the singer explained that most of the vocal parts on his 1996 album 'Odelay' were ad-libbed.

“Most of the vocals on the record were scratch vocals,” he said. “We just grew attached to them.”

The lyrics Beck referred to include the lines, "Heads are hanging from the garbage man trees/Mouthwash jukebox gasoline" from 'Devil's Haircut', and, “She’s got cigarette on each arm/She’s got the lily-white cavity crazes/She’s got a carburettor tied to the moon/Pink eyes looking to the food of the ages" from 'The New Pollution' .

source: http://www.nme.com/news/beck/34177
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The Christina Aguilera Baby Exclusive

CHRISTINA AGUILERA sits down with our JANN CARL for her very first television interview since having her baby boy MAX less than four weeks ago.

"I'm enjoying him every second," she says of her son. "I can't stop staring at him, studying him. You can't believe you created this. Me and my husband couldn't be happier."

The Grammy-winning singer says having a baby doesn't compare to anything she's done before.

"You think you've accomplished all these amazing things until you have your first born or even your second born and it's like, 'You can't believe what you've done, what you're capable of doing,'" she says. "I have to say throughout the pregnancy I was never more appreciative of what the female body is capable of doing until the whole thing happens and you're like, 'Oh my God I did this.'"

Christina, who's all-new concert DVD 'Back to Basics: Live and Down Under' is in stores now, says there are many places she wants to take her career but knows it will now involve a creative balance.

"'How am I going to balance my love for creativity and performing with the ultimate of importance in my life -- my child?'" is something she says she's definitely asked herself. "[But] it can be done -- there are many mothers who are able to do it and do it well."

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Paris Hilton Picks Up Harvard Lampoon Award

As promised, Paris Hilton made a rare visit to Massachusetts today, picking up her trophy for being named the biggest slut in hollywood Harvard Lampoon’s Woman of the Year.

The heiress showed up to the ceremony about an hour later than scheduled, walking up the steps of the Lampoon “Castle” before telling gathered onlookers: “You guys rock. Harvard is hot!”

Always the comedian, one eyewitness tells, “At one point Hilton tried to dupe the crowd by telling them her friend Nicole Richie was with her, before saying ‘Just kidding.’”

More seriously, the 26-year-old told the 100 plus onlookers: “Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine standing here, standing on the steps of the Harvard Lampoon. It’s really exciting and I’ve had such a great time.”

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The Ronson siblings are at their sister Charlotte's fashion show

and here is a video of Charlotte Ronson talking about her fashion line:

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what is with the lack of Mark in this video. "What's up" isn't enough from him

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First Pics from 'Street Kings'

Since news hit this week that The Night Watchman starring Keanu Reeves had changed its name to Street Kings (apparently to avoid folks confusing it with Zack Snyder's Watchmen), why not use this time in the spotlight to release the first stills from the film? And yup, that's exactly what's happened. IMDB has the first couple stills up on their Street Kings page, and we've included another photo that showed up over at Empire earlier today. You can see one up top, and the other two after the jump.

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Britney's Hair Issues :(

What the hell IS going on with Brit's hair in this picture?

RADAR:What is this? Why did it happen?

ALLISON: Oh, no.

SETH: Oh my goodness.

ALLISON: She did the top with a single process, then this is bleached, then she's trying to let her natural grow out in there. She has so much going on, there's so many factors. Wow. The bleach is breaking her hair, and she's sewing in tracks.

SETH: This is an example of her saying, I'm going out tonight, I want extensions and I want tracks. She wants that thickness, but of course it's not working.

RADAR: Would she have been better off with a wig?
SETH: Oh, yeah.

ALLISON: Should have been a wig from day one. Like a beautiful, gorgeous $10,000 lace-front wig.

RADAR: What's a lace-front wig?

SETH: Imagine a bathing cap with hair sewn onto it, put onto all of your own hair, and then integrated around all the borders to finish it, with the front of your hairline integrated. Britney can afford this.

ALLISON: They can be beautiful.

SETH: For instance, Nicole Kidman. She's got a head of hair, but the hairline isn't perfect, so for a lot of her movies she gets full lace-front wigs.
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Daily Dose of Ro

Rosie gives up alcohol

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Rosie O'Donnell is on the wagon, she says on her blog.

The former View host made the alcohol-abstinence revelation after telling one fan she'd shed pounds by giving up beer.

That prompted another to ask, "So, Rosie, alcoholic or not? Just spit it out! Don't go all Star Jones on us here. What led to you stopping the beer?"

O'Donnell posted back: "'Cause I was drinking too much, 'cause I didn't want to any more, 'cause it is hard to lose weight when drinking, 'cause I can never have only one."

Swearing off the sauce is "not easy," she added, "but I feel better." 

From her blog:
"So Rosie, Alcoholic or NOT? Just spit it out! Don’t go all Star Jones on us here. What led to you stopping the Beer? You’ll only help someone else. “you felt it was time”…WHY…inquiring minds…

cause i was drinking too much
cause i didnt want to anymore
cause it is hard to lose weight wen drinking
cause i can never have only one"

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20176663,00.html & http://www.rosie.com/askro/

REM has a new tune

Hear REM's new single now
'Supernatural Serious' is premiered online

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REM's eagerly awaited new single 'Supernatural Superserious' can be listened to in its entirety online now.

The track is the first single to be lifted from new album 'Accelerate'.

Fans can now listen to it on the group’s official website.

The single is due to be released early next month.

'Accelerate', The 11-track follow-up to 2004’s 'Around The Sun', is out on March 31, and was produced by Jacknife Lee.

One of the songs, 'I'm Gonna DJ', was recorded during the 'Around The Sun' sessions, but was not included on that record. However, it was a regular in the band’s set on their 2004/2005 world tour.

The tracklisting for 'Accelerate' is:

'Living Well's The Best Revenge'
'Man Sized Wreath'
'Supernatural Superserious'
'Hollow Man'
'Until The Day Is Done'
'Mr Richards'
'Sing For The Submarine'
'Horse To Water'
'I'm Gonna DJ'

UK tour dates are to be announced very shortly.

source: http://www.nme.com/news/rem/34181
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Winona & Keanu in New Movie

From Variety: Alan Arkin, Monica Bellucci, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Keanu Reeves have joined the already starry cast of Rebecca Miller’s “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee.”
Pic, which is produced by Elevation Filmworks and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, already features Julianne Moore and Winona Ryder. Robin Wright Penn stars as a dutiful wife whose husband falls for a younger woman, freeing her to explore her buried sensuality and leading to “a very quiet nervous breakdown.”
Miller (”The Ballad of Jack and Rose”) directs from her own novel of the same title. Lensing is skedded to begin in April 2008 in Connecticut.
Samantha Horley’s London-based Lumina Films is executive producing the pic and handling worldwide sales, with CAA partnering on the sale of North American distribution rights. Jean-Luc De Fanti and Winchester Capital Partners provide finance and take exec producing credits.
Pic is the fourth collaboration between Lemore Syvan of Elevation and Miller, following “Jack and Rose,” “Personal Velocity” and “Angela.”


I lj seeked & didn't see this posted so yeah.
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Girls Aloud: the modern Spice Girls?

When Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh, Cheryl Tweedy, Sarah Harding and Nicola Roberts won the girls’ section of the U.K. reality TV talent contest Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, and then formed a group called Girls Aloud, I don’t think anyone was really expecting much from them.

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After all, the last U.K. band formed via a reality show, Hear’Say, had gone spectacularly to pieces, with public backlash and rapid disintegration within 18 months. The twist to Popstars: The Rivals was that it put together not one but two bands: Girls Aloud, and a boy band called One True Voice, who were then expected to battle it out for that year’s U.K. Christmas No. 1. Public money was on One True Voice: After all, teenage girls always have room on their walls for another boy band, whereas everyone in the U.K. knew that there hadn’t been a successful five-piece girl band since ... well, since the Spice Girls.

In the end, One True Voice came up with an awful piece of drivel called “Sacred Trust” for their first single, and Girls Aloud beat them to No. 1 with their first release, “Sound of the Underground.” Since then, the Aloud have been more successful than anyone would have predicted, achieving 17 consecutive top ten singles, three of which reached No. 1. Although not a global phenomenon like the Spice Girls, they’ve held on to success steadily for five years, without any major upsets like the loss of a band member.

Image-wise, the girls project a slightly different, more aloof and grownup vibe than the Spice Girls do, and they also play to a different demographic: less to kids, more to men’s-magazine-reading guys (alas). However, to introduce you to each band member individually, and to amuse myself, I thought I’d try pairing each Aloud Girl with her equivalent Spice Girl:

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Ms. Jackson in Parade Magazine

Janet Jackson has revealed her family was nearly ripped apart after her dad Joe secretly fathered a love child with a fan. Janet confessed in her recent interview with Parade Magazine that while she has also been cheated on 'a lot' by ex boyfriends, she cannot even begin to know what her father’s betrayal was like for her mother Katherine. The star also spoke on her faith and childhood. Click here to view more interview snippets.


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US visa dept tells Amy NO NO NO

LONDON - Amy Winehouse will not be performing at this year’s Grammy Awards because her request for a visa has been turned down by the U.S. Embassy, her publicist said Thursday.

“Amy has been progressing well since entering a rehabilitation clinic two weeks ago and although disappointed with the decision has accepted the ruling and will be concentrating on her recovery,” The Outside Organization, which counts the troubled retro-soul sensation among its clients, said in a statement.

Winehouse shot to fame with the autobiographical single “Rehab.”

The 24-year-old singer and her acclaimed “Back to Black” album are nominated in six categories for at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Her potent blend of blues, jazz, pop and soul has won praise from critics and fans, but Winehouse has become as famous for her chaotic personal life as for her music.

Since the album’s U.S. release last year, she has canceled a slew of appearances amid reports of drug use.

Her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, is in jail awaiting trial on charges of assault and lying to police.


I've made a huge mistake.

"Michael, call our lawyers.... "

Will Arnett has been replaced as the voice of KITT in NBC's soon-to-premiere Knight Rider TV-movie/backdoor pilot. According to Variety, though Arnett had already recorded what I am sure was some deliciously dry dialogue, it came to light that because the Arrested Development alum has done voice-over work for General Motors — and KITT is "played" by a Ford Mustang — he'd have to graciously bow out.

Val Kilmer instead will lend his pipes to the shape-shifting upgraded supercar.


How did NBC not know about those commercials until now? I remember them. And they're replacing him with Val Kilmer?! HIs voice is not what I'd call memorable. Get Mr. Feeny back instead at least. I don't think he's too busy these days.
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Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige Plan Co-Headlined Tour

Now this is truly the best of both worlds. Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige have announced a 25-date North American co-headlining tour that will kick off on March 22 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.

The tour, which will be called "Mary J. Blige & Jay-Z: Heart of the City," was touted in a press release as "the first time in more than 15 years that African American male/female [artists] of this stature have co-headlined a national concert tour," apparently referring to an Luther Vandross/ Anita Baker tour some years back. It will hit Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore before swinging through New Orleans, Houston, Las Vegas and Oakland, California. The first batch of dates announced will end on April 16 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, but more dates are scheduled to be announced soon. Tickets for the first shows will go on sale on February 15.

The outing will unite the longtime friends and collaborators onstage and will be first time Jay has toured extensively in support of his 2006 comeback album, Kingdom Come, and its follow-up, last year's American Gangster.

"The [songs] we're playing are the soundtracks to people's lives," Jay-Z said in a statement, according to USA Today. "We've poured our hearts out many a night in the studio and look forward to going one step further onstage."

The current Heart of the City tour dates, according to the press release:

· 3/22 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
· 3/26 - Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
· 3/27 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
· 3/28 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
· 3/30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
· 4/2 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
· 4/3 - Boston, MA @ TD Banknorth Garden
· 4/5 - Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
· 4/6 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
· 4/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

Source: MTV.com

I wish Mary would have toured with Alicia Keys or something so it would be like "Battle of the Divas," but I guess Jay-Z's cool. I just want to hear "Just Fine" live...it's my anthem!
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EW's weekly Lost article

Cryptic intel about this week's episode, titled ''Confirmed Dead.'' (Ominous, huh?) The second installment of Lost's fourth season was written by Cloverfield scribe Drew Goddard and comic book superstar Brian K. Vaughan. I give you a line of their dialogue, taken from the final scene of this terrific, mythos-expanding, can't-wait-to-talk-about-it episode:

''What is the Monster?''

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Last week I expressed my big-time fondness for Hurley's story and Garcia's work in the season premiere, so I thought it would be nice to actually tell him that, plus ask him some questions, too. We chatted by phone earlier this week as word began to leak that the writers' strike may soon be over. That's good news indeed for Garcia: ''I've just been hanging out in Hawaii. It was good the first couple weeks, but boredom has begun to set in.''

DOC JENSEN: What did you think when you got the season premiere and it was all about Hurley?
A little pressure. A lot of times, after a lengthy hiatus, you want to get into the swing of things a bit before you get your episode. But I was really excited, too. It was a different direction for a season premiere, and I felt the fans would probably dig it.

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Rumor has it that there would be six more episodes this season if the strike ends this weekend. LET'S DO THIS.



the white stripes release "conquista"

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Viva Las Rayas Blancas! Viva rock'n'roll! Say hello to "Conquista", the latest single from Las Rayas Blancas, better known to us English-speaking sorts as the White Stripes.

Wait a second. Didn't the Stripes have a single with an awfully similar name not too long ago? Well, yep. But this is different: "Conquista" features Jack crooning the Patti Page classic en español, a muy bien idea if you ask me. The single, in both CD and vinyl form, hits the States February 19 from Third Man/Warner Brothers, though you may have a bit of a time finding it in the usual spots, as the disc will indeed be credited to Las Rayas Blancas. Record store employees of the world, shelf this one responsibly.

The two-track single contains "Conquista" backed by "Conquest (Versión Acústica De Mariachi)", which we're pretty sure means it's acoustic and features a mariachi band.

A Spanish language version of the totally awesome Diane Martel-directed video for the tune will premiere on the music video channel mun2 Thursday, February 7, along with an interview with Jack.

In other news from the Stripes, there's an old sample driving them a bit loco lately, an appearance in alta definición February 22, and a potentially excellente collaboration between Mr. White and Mr. Dylan in the works. Alas, no live dates are in the works appear to be in the works at the moment. Qué malo! Okay, okay, silencio. The Raconteurs are playing Coachella and Bonnaroo, though.


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M.I.A. DJing Marc Jacobs afterparty Friday night in NYC

M.I.A. is DJing the after party on Friday night; she'll be front row with Victoria Beckham and Courtney Love.

Are you going to be too tired to party, dance, and scream to the music?

Because that would just be sad. Of course, if you're going to the show, you might not have a choice...


She was also spotted at some fashion show for Diesel (?!) sitting near Brittany Murphy. She wore a No Limit shirt lolol. <3

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Justin Chon joins the cast of Twilight

From Variety:
Justin Chon has been cast in Catherine Hardwicke's "Twilight," opposite Kristen Stewart. Chon recently completed roles in "Crossing Over" and "Ball's Out: The Gary Houseman Story."

No word on what role he'll be playing (and they put a picture of Clark Duke on the page instead of Chon), but I think he's probably going to be Jacob. And yes, he's Korean. He plays Tony in Nickelodeon's Just Jordan.
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It's not an April Fools' joke, my friends--the release of SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET appears to be scheduled for April 1, 2008 in the United States and Canada, according to Hi-Def Digest.com. SWEENEY TODD will be appearing in standard DVD format and also in HD. Expect a full media announcement with information on the DVD extras in a few days. For our readers in region 2, the SWEENEY TODD DVD release in Europe is scheduled for May 19, 2008, according to Amazon.uk, and they are listing a 2-disc release, which would mean lots of extras. Amazon.uk is also advertising a release in Blu-Ray format.


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The Dirty Double Standard

If, before she was committed, Britney Spears had been found dead with "oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine" (better known as OxyContin, Vicodin, Valium, Xanax, Restoril and Unisom) in her system, the media would be full of talk about a druggie ODing. When Heath Ledger's toxicology report turns up the same drugs, it's a tragic accident, and everybody makes sure to mention that he was prescribed these drugs. But what's the difference, really? None, as far as I can see.

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i think the death of heath ledger is sad, but i also agree with this point of view.
p.s. i've been a member for a while but this is my first post & i'm a little frightened.

for the record, i don't in any way think that this article was intended to mean HEATH VS. BRITNEY in the sense that one is better than the other, but take it however you want to.


The 49-year-old mother of two three reappeared at her own Malawi benefit in NYC on Wednesday, looking like a virgin. How does she do it?!

The Queen of Pop has a new album coming out this year and will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March.

Madonna has won a Golden Globe award, six Grammys and zero Oscars.


wtf? she usually looks pretty goo for a 83 year old woman

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Clooney concedes Oscar to Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis’s performance in “There Will Be Blood“ has the inside chance at the Oscar.

There are some things in life that are perfect.

A San Diego summer day. Bar Rafaeli. Tiger Woods’s golf swing. The Godfather. The 2007 New England Patriots. Oh, wait.

It appears that Daniel Day-Lewis’s performance in There Will Be Blood can be added to this list. At least according to George Clooney, imdb.com reports.

Clooney, nominated for Best Actor in this year’s Oscars for his roll in Michael Clayton, concedes Oscar defeat to Day-Lewis, claiming that no one has a chance against the British actor.

Also nominated for Best Actor is Viggo Mortensen for Eastern Promises, Tommy Lee Jones for In the Valley of Elah, and Johnny Depp for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

After watching Day-Lewis in his nominated role, Clooney says, "If you want my honest opinion, I think it's going to be Daniel Day-Lewis. He sort of irritates all of us because he's so good. I'll tell you right now, I don't like him!"

The Academy Awards will air on February 24.

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For my fellow GMA fans

GMA anchor Robin Roberts sheds her wig for her Runway Debut. Robin, currently in a battle against breast cancer, takes on a dare from the rest of the Good Morning America crew and makes a last minute decision to shed the wig and make a statement.

I don't know about you guys, but I love this woman, and I think she's incredibly strong and inspirational.

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Stallone and Gosling, Foster, Wood or Murphy in a Bronson Remake?

It appears if I want to be in touch with the direction Sylvester Stallone wants to take his post Rambo/Rocky career I may need to brush up on my Charles Bronson flicks as he has already talked about his desire to remake Bronson's Death Wish and now Dark Horizons is saying Sly is set to star in a remake of The Mechanic and he is eyeing either Ryan Gosling, Ben Foster, Cillian Murphy and Elijah Wood along for the ride.

The original sounds a lot like Luc Besson's The Professional. The pic was released in 1972 and starred Bronson as a professional hitman who is planning to retire and has found young apprentice (Jan-Michael Vincent), but there is some confusion as to what the young man's overall goals are. Stallone would, of course, be taking on the Bronson role. There is no word on which one of the young actors mentioned above is in the running for the role of the apprentice.

Pic is set up at MGM and said to be budgeted at $40 million.

IMDb has a remake of The Mechanic listed with a screenplay penned by Shane Salerno (AVP-R). There is no director attached and no mention of Stallone and based on the plot that says it has been "reimagined as a spy thriller" it doesn't sound like the two projects are related.

Source via Ryan Gosling Online
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David Spade spoofs "There Will Be Blood"

Source:  Funny or Die

I'm thinking....not so funny, but I haven't seen the movie, so maybe his DDL impression is on point.  Thoughts?


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Jay-Z could be returning to the corporate ranks.

We were the first to tell you, in December, that the rapper-turned-executive was likely to leave his post as Def Jam CEO after he and Island/Def Jam chief L.A. Reid failed to reach a resolution on his contract renewal.

Now we hear Jay has been huddling with Reid's rival, Warner Music Group head Lyor Cohen, to talk about starting his own label - tentatively called the Carter Music Group. (Jay's real name is Aaron Carter.)

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(Jay's real name is Aaron Carter.)
(Jay's real name is Aaron Carter.)
(Jay's real name is Aaron Carter.)
(Jay's real name is Aaron Carter.)

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Review of Janet's new album "Discipline" (+ pics)

I just got home from another exhilarating evening with JANET. I was one of the few hundred people who had the privilege of attending L.A. Reid's special listening event for Janet's upcoming DISCIPLINE album at the New World Stages off-Broadway theatre complex in New York.

What a night. I have so many thoughts and opinions swirling through my head. Where to begin? Note that my take on the album is only after hearing it once. I might totally change my mind on some points when I get to hear it again and again. What you read here also is only what my hands could scribble and my mind could recall.

DISCIPLINE is an album that combines an electronic 80s sound with the present-day computer age, all fit to rock your body on a dance floor near you. This is mostly a dance album which will be your aerobic workout soundtrack for the year. Computer-driven beats and sounds from the streets buttress Janet's light and playful voice through emotions of love lost, love found, and love sustained to the fullest. What else could you want in a Janet album?

After standing in line outside for about 40 minutes, the event began with a pre-reception in the lobby. We all received souvenir DISCIPLINE lyric booklets wrapped in a black, 4-flap envelopment, with a dark red plastic seal stamped with a "J". This was very helpful because it meant I didn't have to try to write excerpts of lyrics down, but I still had to scramble to get lyrics to the interludes down, which were not always complete.

The lobby was decorated with huge black-and-white Janet photos plastered on drapes and on the walls. We drank banana and blueberry rum smoothies and ate hors d'oeuvres until they let us inside Stage 1 for the listening event (the complex has five or more small theatres for off-Broadway productions). My second row center seat was the perfect place to see and hear everything, especially since I had received word that Janet would definitely be in the house. Later, I'll tell you about Janet's grand entrance.

L.A. Reid entered the stage just after 7:30 p.m. and said a simple hello and quickie introduction--nothing more needed to be said! The lights dimmed and the "Janet" logo on the video screen was replaced by a 5-minute or so promotional video (or possibly the official electronic press kit or E.P.K.) of past photos, music video footage and concert footage. The video was dazzling (especially for a fan) and serves to reestablish who she is and her impact on the music industry and the world. When the video was over, the room erupted in applause. On the screen we then saw "Janet" and "Discipline" logos interspersed with black-and-white photos from the past and present (yes, new ones), all treated with a vintage film effect of lines and blemishes, as we heard…

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So TMZ has been having this live cam recently on Britney's house and had one at Heath's apartment the night he died. I wonder, is this too far?
I realize its not black and white, but I'd like to know what ONTD thinks. I'm just a curious little cat :3

Are live paparazzi cams too far?

Yes! Its ridiculous!
Yes, but not when its a public event where celebs are supposed to show up
No, they're on public property, why not?
No, free for all!!

What would you do if a cam was set up outside your house? Or outside a popular restaurant near you?
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Angelina Jolie Ruined Lunch For 'Hills' Couple

Angelina Jolie ruined a romantic lunch for The Hills lovebirds Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt when she shut down their favorite restaurant for a meal with her kids.

The movie star asked staff at Los Angeles' Il Pastaio to close the restaurant and refuse anyone entrance so she could dine in peace on January 27, according to Life & Style.

And so, when former engaged couple Pratt and Montag turned up and tried to get past doormen, they were told the restaurant was closed.

The puzzled pair chose another favorite restaurant and only learned hours later why their first choice was off limits.

Pratt says, "If I knew Angelina was inside, I would have gone in and said hello.


Gwyneth Paltrow Returns To Kabbalah?

Gwyneth Paltrow has returned to pal Madonna's Kabbalah faith amid reports she's pregnant with her third child. The actress was spotted leaving the Kabbalah center in New York last week after spending an hour inside.

And a source tells Life & Style magazine that Paltrow has turned to the Jewish faith for answers after a tough 2007.

One pal tells the publication, "Gwyneth just decided it was time to experience it (Kabbalah)... Gwyneth's a seeker; she's just looking into Kabbalah. She's exploring her beliefs."

Unconfirmed pregnancy reports spread last month after Paltrow and her husband, Coldplay singer Chris Martin, were spotted trying to sneak out of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.

Other reports suggest the actress may have undergone minor surgery. Her publicists have refused to address the matter.

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It’s STILL Good to be Tom Brady

Why it's better to be Tom Brady than Eli Manning.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

OK We Lost, but I Still Get to Be Tom Brady
By Tom Brady

I'm guessing you saw the Super Bowl. Yes, we lost. I'm not happy about it, as you can see from this picture taken two minutes after the game. I was really down, then I realized, "Hey - I'm still Tom Brady."

Let's play a little game of "Imagine." Who would you rather be, Eli Manning (gap toothed, googly-eyed, mouth-breather) or me, Tom Brady? He's marching down Broadway today covered in scraps of paper. Right now, I'm covered in supermodel. As I'm typing this, I can see the shadow of my reflection in the monitor, and even the silhouette of me is enough to bring a smile to my eyes, and when I see that smile, how can I be upset? I'm Tom Brady.

So many people are not Tom Brady. There are too many to list them all here, but open a phone book sometime and read every name except "Tom Brady." You'll see for yourself, it's pretty staggering how few people get to experience being me. I can only think of one off the top of my head.

What's so great about being Tom Brady? Here's an example: I'm dating Giselle. I'm in a Stetson ad for Giselle. So not only am I with the world's most beautiful woman, I'm actually making money by being with her. That's just one small example of what I call "The Tom Brady Experience."

So Giants, yes, congratulations. But also me, congratulations.


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Jenna Jameson wants to get preggers

Jenna Jameson's baby plans

Jenna Jameson plans to spend Valentine's Day (14.02.08) trying for a baby with boyfriend Tito Ortiz.

Jenna Jameson is trying for a baby.

The former adult movie star is hoping to celebrate Valentine's Day (14.02.08) by conceiving her first child with boyfriend Tito Ortiz.

She told Life and Style Weekly magazine: "We're going to Fiji for Valentine's Day. It's going to be wild. We're going to get naked and just run in the surf and try to have a baby."

Last month, Jameson surprised former Ultimate Fighting Championship winner Ortiz at his 33rd birthday party in Las Vegas by jumping out of a giant cake wearing nothing but lingerie.

She was then joined by a group of exotic dancers, who proceeded to strip for Ortiz.

Jameson - who filed for divorce from porn producer Jay Grdina in December 2006 after three years of marriage - miscarried Grdina's baby in 2004 when she was diagnosed with skin cancer.

Jameson and Grdina then tried IVF treatment in an attempt to conceive, but gave up after Jameson said the process was "not a good thing" for her.


Eugh... After the pictures we've been seeing of her lately, I don't think she should even TRY to get pregnant...there's not enough of her to feed one, let alone two! I hope she gets healthy... A quick look back at how she's wasted away over the past year...

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Sigh. Pity. She was hot. I know we've seen a few of these before, but it's scary to think of her being pregnant/trying for a baby when she's this frail!!

So...to distract ourselves from all of the Britney crap, here is a mindless poll (and I'm actually curious if there are people who prefer Jenna's new skeletal look):

Poll #1134795 Jenna: Then Or Now?

Do you think Jenna looks better NOW, or better back in the days of her pin-ups?

she looks better NOW
she looked better BACK THEN
I always thought she was fug
I think she looks good either way
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Brangelina kidnap scare

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been forced to increase security at their home after their daughter Shiloh was targeted by kidnappers.

According to US reports the couple discovered an alarming note at the door of one of their homes. The note included a photograph of 20-month-old Shiloh and warned: 'We got this close already.'

An insider revealed: 'Shiloh has someone protecting her 24-7 and Brad and Angie are trying to avoid taking her out of the house. There have been frequent threats against their kids, but this time someone just got too close.'

Brad and Angelina are now considered two of the most security-conscious celebrities in the world. Their California home includes a £120,000 state-of-the-art control room manned by four staff and observers have estimated their security bill for 2008 could top £2.5 million.

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FILMING has started on the sixth Harry Potter movie at Gloucester Cathedral.

Cast and crew are on site at the historic building this morning, which doubles as the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Stars already spotted arriving include Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter, and Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley.

They arrived on set at around 10am, accompanied by Alan Rickman, who plays Professor Snape, Dame Maggie Smith, who plays Professor McGonagall, and Tom Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy.

Also spotted were a number of doubles - lookalikes including Ron Weasley and Draco Malfoy.
Reporter Kate Nicholls managed to get a quick look behind the scenes - and saw crew busy making magical potions ready for the filming of the sixth book in the series - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

She said: "I saw them pouring vividly-coloured soup into bowls, with different food colourings ready to be added. It looked as though they could only be getting potions ready."

There are 174 local children on site, who will be appearing as extras in the filming, and more than 200 crew members at the Cathedral.

A blue-screen has been erected in the Cathedral's cloisters to help with the computer generated effects which will be added later.

Two sets of crutches were also spotted arriving at the set - leading to speculation the scenes after Ron falls from his broom in a game of quidditch could be being filmed.

It is believed filing will go on until 7pm tonight, and will be finished at the Cathedral by the end of tomorrow.
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Charlize Theron - Hasty Pudding Parade

I just got back from the Harvard Hasty Pudding parade featuring Charlize Theron. My friend and I managed to get right up next to the car when it had stopped in front of the Hasty Pudding Building. Charlize was beautiful up close but was wearing Christina-esque pancake makeup. She seemed really happy to be here.

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Article: http://www.hastypudding.org/pages/show/moywoy.shtml

Source: Me

... Also, another article, about her tour of Harvard Yard: http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2008/02.14/99-woytour.html

For people asking about Paris, she received a Harvard Lampoon award. I am convinced that Paris thought she was getting the Woman of the Year award, which has a bit more value to it.
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Lauren’s on Third - Who’s on First?

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Lauren Conrad grabs lunch on Wednesday at celeb hotspot Joan’s on Third in Los Angeles, Calif.

Despite the canceling of various Oscar parties due to the writer’s strike, it hasn’t stopped celebs from getting their free goodies! Lauren stopped by the Kari Feinstein Winter Style Lounge, making sure to get her freebies.

Source: http://justjared.buzznet.com/2008/02/07/lauren-conrad-joans-on-third/#comments

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New Kids Are Still Hangin' Tough

Written by Retannical D. Russell
Wednesday, 06 February 2008

Life was good, and being part of the massive New Kid phenomenon that swept the world was merely icing on the cake. And you know what? I really, really liked that icing.

It's been said that each generation has a musical moment that defines them. It's also been said that each generation of teenage girls worships one particular singer or group that it deems to be the cutest, coolest, most awesome, most talented, most electrifying guy(s) on the face of the planet.

In the 1950s, it was Elvis. The '60s saw the Beatles take the world by storm. In the '70s, David Cassidy set girls' hearts aflutter and made them weak. The early '80s ushered in the British super band Duran Duran. But it was an awesome group of boys from Boston who emerged in the late 1980s/early 1990s that had the biggest affect on me. You see, that was the highlight of pop music idol worship for my generation, my age of teen bliss. That is when I, along with millions of other enraptured teenaged girls around the world, was first introduced to the five most famous kids from Beantown: New Kids on the Block. For the record, my name is Retannical, and, yes, I'm proud to say that I was (and will always be) a "Blockhead."

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What can I say? I like that all of this is giving me the opportunity to get in touch with my inner child. It takes me back to a happy, care-free time. Who wouldn't like that? ;D
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Britney News: Old lawyer back, New lawyer out, Current lawyers in Court

Laura Wasser to represent Britney again? Maybe.

TMZ has learned disso queen Laura Wasser paid a secret visit at the UCLA psych ward last Tuesday, and the family wants Laura back as Brit's custody attorney.

Wasser, who repped Brit in the divorce, quit the case -- we're told because Britney wouldn't listen to her. But sources say Jamie and Lynne want her back.

TMZ knows Jamie wants to 86 Trope and Trope as Brit's reps, in part because they have been chummy with Sam Lutfi. People at UCLA say Britney "lit up" when she saw Wasser. But there's a hitch -- we're told the deal will be sealed ONLY if Britney doesn't fight the conservatorship. As of Tuesday, she was fine letting Jamie call the shots, but it looks like that's changed.

If Brit accepts the conservatorship and Jamie is at the reins, Laura Wasser could be back in the Britney business.

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Paul Weller, Beth Ditto and The Enemy supergroup to debut
Crisis charity song gets its first airing in London tonight (February 7)

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The working version of supergroup charity track 'Consequences' will be debuted at a pub in London tonight (February 7).

Kicking off 8pm at Lock Tavern, Camden, fans can pitch-up to hear a sneak preview of the charity song for free.

There will also be live music and the chance to win tickets to 'Consequences Live' – an all dayer taking place at the Roundhouse March 2

As previously reported on NME.COM artists including Paul Weller, , The Enemy, Supergrass have already added their musical wares to the record.

Carl Barat, Pearl Lowe and New Young Pony Club’s Tahita Bulmer are yet to record their vocals.

source: http://www.nme.com/news/paul-weller/34165

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A deal has been struck between the major media companies and the Writers Guild of America to end the writers' strike, former Walt Disney chief executive Michael Eisner revealed on CNBC.

"It's over," Eisner said. "They made the deal, they shook hands on the deal. It's going on Saturday to the writers in general."

Eisner, speaking live on CNBC's "Fast Money," seemed to hesitate initially about whether it was possible that the writers could still reject the agreement, but finally suggested the deal's acceptance was inevitable.

"A deal has been made, and they'll be back to work very soon," Eisner said, adding, "I know a deal's been made. I know it's over."

Eisner did not elaborate on terms of the agreement. He said he expects most of the media companies affected by the strike to have "small" write-downs as a result of the deal. Eisner said the deal was struck last Friday.

As a result of studio cutbacks, however, many of the writers who went on strike are unlikely to return to the same big-money contracts they'd had as individuals with the studios, Eisner said.

Shares of Walt Disney and CBS were both up in extended electronic trading Thursday.

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Brit Can't Hire New Lawyer!

TMZ just received the following statement from Brit's attorney Adam Streisand:

"At the request of Britney Spears, Adam Streisand, a Partner at Loeb & Loeb LLP, met with her yesterday to discuss her legal rights in connection with the conservatorship over her person and estate. Following that meeting, Mr. Streisand learned that the court had issued orders that prevent Ms. Spears from retaining counsel of her own choosing, and on that basis, Mr.Streisand has decided he will not represent her at this time."

i know people are getting tired of britney but i just wanted to post this to be able to ask, so jamie being a conservator means he has control over her? i hope so.

Source: http://www.tmz.com
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Tyra Banks May Have Had An Unfortunate Accident

Former New York "It" boy and Paper magazine blogger Fabian Basabe writes on his blog today that the supermodel turned TV personality, um, soiled herself at Fashion Week. Basabe was filming an interview in the W suite at the tents, and suddenly a whole cadre of people barged in and kicked him out. The reason? Tyra needed to change her clothes. Because of the incident. Apparently they had a spare change of clothes all lined up which makes him wonder if it's happened before. Obviously we have no real confirmation on this. I'm not really sure if Tyra Banks pooping herself is newsworthy, but maybe Basabe's continued usage of the icky term "messed herself" is? Apologies.



February 07, 2008. Last year Ebony Magazine christened actress Raven Symone as the $400M woman. But now MediaTakeOut.com is hearing whispers that the young actress may have trouble ahead of her. You see, we've just received a report that she may have recently gotten engaged to a man with a very checkered past.

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a very pregnant Jennifer Lopez with Marc Antony at Night to Benefit Raising Malawi

Jennifer Lopez makes a quick change after Fashion Week and attends Madonna’s benefit gala at The United Nations on Wednesday in New York City.

Husband Marc Anthony barely left her side and kept hold of her belly throughout the night.

apparently shes due to have her twins in two weeks:

"J.Lo is apparently a giddy J.Lo - she even signed an autograph for a fan, and gleefully revealed to a pal that her due date is February 23. Thank God we now know when to send over the baby Uggs. Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig squealed when they spied her and both immediately dove for The Belly, patting it in amazement. "Two weeks! I'm freaking out!" Lopez laughed."

Damn, looking huge, but good since shes expecting twins and all.

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Pitbull/Baby Bash tour update

about 2 weeks ago, I posted the article about the upcoming Pitbull and Baby Bash tour. At the time, the dates hadnt been released yet. Well, here they are.

Sat, Mar 15: House of Blues , Orlando, Florida, United States
Sun, Mar 16: Calle Ocho, Miami, Florida, United States
Tue, Mar 18: Club La Vela, Panama City, Florida, United States
Wed, Mar 19: House of Blues , Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
Fri, Mar 21: The Fillmore NY @ Irving Plaza, New York, New York, United States
Sat, Mar 22: Crocodile Rock, Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Tue, Mar 25: House of Blues , Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Wed, Mar 26: House of Blues , Chicago, Illinois, United States
Fri, Mar 28: Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Sun, Mar 30: House of Blues , Dallas, Texas, United States
Tue, Apr 1: Ogden Theatre, Denver, Colorado, United States
Thu, Apr 3: Vault 350, Long Beach, California, United States
Fri, Apr 4: House of Blues , San Diego, California, United States

Source= Pitbull's myspace
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Heidi Fleiss Arrested on Drug Charges

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Former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss was arrested in Nevada on Thursday for investigation of driving under the influence and possessing drugs without a prescription.

Fleiss, 42, was released on $1,300 bail following her morning arrest near her home in Pahrump, police say.

Nye County, Nev., deputies responded to a DUI call and contacted the onetime madam – who now runs a laundry – at 9:23 a.m.

"During the investigation she was found to have prescription narcotics on her person, not in a prescription bottle, and could produce no evidence that the prescription pain medication had been prescribed to her," police said in a press release. "She was arrested and transported to [jail]."

A male passenger in her car, identified as John Owen, 53, was also arrested for possession of marijuana and being under the influence.


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the Derobers = FAIL

How far is too far? These men give clear, illustrated directions to Britney Spears‘ front door. Have they gone too far? Is this something the average, Google-minded person couldn’t do themselves? Is the Internet dangerous? Is what these men have done dangerous? Is it dangerous for me to post it? How many comments until someone says, “Well, by you posting it, you’re a hypocrite if you think it’s dangerous,” as if I’ve not already considered that numerous times? Am I dangerous?

How far is too far?

Youtube: "Directions to Britney Spears' House--HD": The epic journey to find Britney's house and get past the guards. All in the name of leaving a "Get Well" balloon. Funny stuff.


maybe if they were actually funny but....

Heath Ledger's Apt is for Rent

The New York Real-Estate Market Will Outlive Us All

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Looking for a spiffy new place? Corcoran has got just the thing! A three-bedroom, two-bath, 4,400-square-foot space with a gourmet kitchen, office, and balcony overlooking the heart of Soho. Amenities include fifteen-foot tin ceilings, cast-iron columns, exposed-brick walls, a wood-burning fireplace, and one unique feature that will really impress your friends and co-workers: It's the very apartment in which Heath Ledger died. Yes, a scant two weeks after Ledger overdosed in his apartment at 421 Broome Street, his place is apparently already on the market. This is New York, after all, and as one broker tells the Post, "You don't wait around in a hot rental market like this." The cocktail-party anecdote that living in the deceased actor's pad will provide is going to cost you, though: According to the Post, the place is going for $25,000 a month now, $3,000 up from what Ledger started renting it for back in September. But that’s nothing compared with what they're going to start asking for it once someone says it's haunted.

source: http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2008/02/heath_ledgers_apartment_on_the.html
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Skateboarder Tony Hawk to Be a Dad Again

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Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, 39, told TMZ that he and his third wife Lhotse are expecting their first child together. This will be Tony's fourth child; he and Lhotse tied the knot in 2006. The new baby will join big brothers Riley, 15, Spencer, 8 ½, and Keegan, 6 ½, Tony's sons from his previous marriages. No word on a due date.

1,2,3,4.... Feist drunk!!

Canadian singer, Feist was spotted getting her drink on yesterday with her friend, Mary Rozzi during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City...

has 4 nominations at this Sunday's Grammy Awards... I guess she was out celebrating yesterday!!


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Court monitor (a lawyer) deemed Britney healthy, not a doctor

Why Britney Spears Was Released Early

Britney Spears was released early from UCLA Medical Center's psych ward because a court representative found "no just cause" for the hold, a source tells PEOPLE.

The doctor overseeing Spears's care had wanted her to stay, (as did her parents), but the decision was overridden by the court representative, the source said.

The source said that the doctor who was vetoed was not Spears's psychiatrist Dr. Deborah Nadel, but another attending doctor at UCLA. Once Nadel issued the singer's 72-hour hold at UCLA, Nadel was not involved in Spears's hospitalization, the source said.

The decision followed regular procedure for any patient on a 14-day hold.

The procedure calls for a hearing at the hospital to find out whether the hold is justified. The rep for the court, called a "hearing referee" – who is usually a lawyer – interviews the patient and doctor to determine if there's "just cause" for detainment.

"This is when law and medicine collide," says attorney Terry K. Wasserman, who's not involved in the Spears matter, "when a lawyer can override a doctor's opinion."

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What happened to Michael Vick's dogs?

Not what I thought would.

KANAB, Utah (CNN) -- Ellen doesn't look like a top-fighting dog.

Caregivers at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary hope to resocialize the pit bulls so they can be adopted.

She wags her tail and gives kisses to anyone who greets her. But the deep scars on her face are permanent reminders of her difficult and violent past.

Ellen is one of the 47 pit bulls seized from an illegal dog fighting ring on property owned by disgraced NFL quarterback Michael Vick.

The dogs were bred to fight to the death. Of course, if trained properly they can be gentle loyal pets.

Twenty-two of the pit bulls now reside at sanctuary at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in the mountain town of Kanab, Utah. The 25 other dogs have been placed at rehabilitation shelters across the country.

All of them are lucky to be alive.

The Humane Society of the United States and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wanted the dogs euthanized. But rescue operations won their fight to give these animals a second chance at life.

"There's a belief by a lot of people that these dogs cannot be rehabilitated," said the facility's veterinarian, Dr. Frank McMillan. "It's true that they can't all be [rehabilitated], but we're finding out here and elsewhere, that they can and they become very nice pets."

The dogs have only been at the shelter about a month and their caregivers have already seen signs of progress.

"I was surprised at how many were shy. There were quite a few that were under socialized and pretty shut down," said Michelle Besmehn, who oversees the dogs at the sanctuary.

"I've been really pleased at how quickly they're coming around. It's actually been fun to see personalities are starting to show. "

One of the most affectionate and lovable dogs at the shelter is Lucas -- Vick's champion fighter.

Shelter staff believes the scarred, brown 65-pound pit bull won praise and special treatment for winning fights and money, perhaps hundreds of thousands of dollars for Vick and his associates.

Despite his good nature, a court ruled that Lucas can never leave the sanctuary because of his violent past.

Dogs that didn't fight well were beaten, drowned, shot and even electrocuted by Vick and his associates, according to court records.

Thought it's nearly impossible to know the extent of the emotional and physical abuse these dogs endured, in some cases it's apparent.

One dog, Georgia, had all 42 of her teeth pulled. Caregivers believe it was to prevent her from attacking male dogs during forced breeding.

"We don't know who did it. We assume it's because she was such a valuable breeding dog," McMillian said. "Very often females will not accept males in breeding and will attack."

The National Geographic Channel will profile Georgia and three of the other pit bulls as part of an ongoing television series, "Dogtown," which follows the rehabilitation and resocialization of the worst cases.

The hope is that six months from now, some of the dogs will become normal, lovable pets that are safe enough to adopt.

Even if they never get adopted, the dogs will always have a home at Best Friends, which doesn't euthanize for behavioral reasons.

The former Atlanta Falcons quarterback is serving a 23-month sentence at maximum-security prison in Leavenworth, Kansas. The NFL suspended Vick indefinitely without pay. He agreed to pay nearly $1 million to subsidize the various facilities that are caring for his former pit bulls.

"To me, and to those of us that care about animals, it's more than fair and maybe not enough," said McMillan.

"If he wants to play football, none of us here care about that. But we don't want him ever owning a dog again."

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AnderCoo 360 is going inside a no-kill shelter to talk about doggies who fought. It's on at 10 pm.

10 Sexiest Quarterbacks in History

10 Sexiest Quarterbacks in History

By Jessica Murphy

Some may argue that every quarterback—by the very nature of the position—exudes a certain amount of sex appeal. As the team's most visible player, quarterbacks have to be leaders, keep a cool head under pressure, and be mentally and physically tough—all attractive attributes in any man.
Among the hundreds or more to play the position professionally over the years, there are undeniable standouts—some for whom character, grit, sportsmanship, and the occasional vulnerable moment enhance an already pretty face. Narrowing the list to 10 was difficult, not unlike trying to throw a touchdown pass during a full-on blitz, but here they are:

10 Matt Leinart
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The epitome of tall, dark, and handsome. Even if we're a little skeptical of his one-time association with Paris Hilton, we love his dark-mussed hair and his scruffy stubble. This Heisman Trophy winner from USC was a first-round draft pick by the Arizona Cardinals in 2006, and we're certainly not the first to have noted his good looks. He was named ESPN's Hottest Male Athlete of the Year and one of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People. He became the first rookie in NFL history to throw over 400 yards in a game. He's also a new dad.

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Kid's Choice Awards Noms Announced; Jack Black To Host Again

(If the guy on the left looks like Josh Peck....that's because it is!)

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 -- Slime recipient/movie star/funnyman Jack Black (DreamWorks' upcoming animated feature Kung Fu Panda) will host Nickelodeon's 21st Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Saturday, March 29 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT) -- "where Hollywood meets the slime" -- live from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. Black, who helmed in 2006 and was doused then with the green goo, reclaims the reins at the 2008 "mini-Oscars" event where kids honor their favorites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television in a star- studded live telecast. 

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EXCLUSIVE: Cher & Nelly Furtado Fight over Grammy Duet Today

I have just learned that this weekends 50th Annual Grammy Awards will feature a duet from Nelly Furtado and Cher. However, there is major drama going down right now at their rehearsals.

Cher is acting like a HUGE diva and my source says, "Cher was being bitchy because the production kept being stopped and she was asked to work on certain things in her performance. Just things as simple as to where she needed to stand. Nelly's part was amazing and Cher literally bombed."

Finally Nelly said, "I need a drink!"

My source continues, "Cher's face is so 'red' right now. She is furious speaking to staffers her saying that Nelly had the performance all worked out her way and she didn't need to listen to a 'f*cking kid!' "

Tina Turner and Beyonce have also just rehearsed an amazing duet together for the Grammy Awards to air this weekend.

And Kid Rock will be making a duet with a famous jazz pianist.

More Grammy news from the inside to come...Stay tuned on my exclusives!!!

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Brad Pitt is humble?

Wasn't sure if this was of interest or not:

My brother works as a ski lift operator at Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, California, and today or yesterday his chairlift broke down. Stuck with him at the top were Brad Pitt and Maddox (as you all know, Ang and Brad's son). He didn't have time to go into much detail, but he did tell me that Brad was very courteous and they had a good fifteen minute conversation shooting the shit; Brad didn't put himself off as some badass and really, knowing my brother, Kenny would have totally blown him off if he had. As far as Maddox went? He stood there the whole time very politely and didn't say one word.

More evidence as to their weird care of their children? Or just good parenting? Possibly!

Source: My brother, Kenny.
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Bill Murray and George Lopez hate each other

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(02-05) 21:40 PST -- On your scorecard, mark down a whiff for George Lopez on his first swing at this week's AT&T National Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The tournament doesn't start until Thursday, but when I offered Lopez a chance to kick off his favorite event with a big bang by making headlines from here to Hollywood, he foozled his niblick, so to speak.

Here's the deal: Bill Murray is the absolute king of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, the top drawing card (when Tiger's not around) and a crazed, amazing, nonstop, 18-hole show.

Lopez, America's Mexican (that's the title of his Grammy-nominated comedy album), began playing the Pebble event four years ago and he is a huge hit with the galleries.

A rumor has circulated the last couple of years that Murray and Lopez don't get along. Comedy egos collide. Murray considers Lopez an interloper, or Lopez is envious of Murray's legend status here.

And really, what's juicier than a good superstar feud?

Murray won't be in the field this week because of his day job, movie-acting. In fact, there are rumors that he might have played his last AT&T. So it's the perfect time for Lopez not only to take top billing, but to go public with the feud.

No dice.

"For some reason, man, some people don't think me and Bill get along," Lopez said over the phone last week. "I don't think (that's the case). He seems to be pretty cool."

Lopez said the rumor probably started four years ago in the Wednesday Celebrity Shootout, an anything-goes giggle-fest with heavy celeb interaction. Some observers observed that the two big comedians, Murray and Lopez, didn't interact with one another.

Lopez said that was because the two had not met. To this day, they haven't spent much time together at the tournament.

"Are we friends?" Lopez said. "No, because we really don't know each other."

But respect? Lopez has tons.

"Bill Murray wrote the handbook (of celeb-golf comedy)," Lopez said. "The greatest thing I've ever seen was when he pulled the fish out of his bag."

Murray leaves some huge shoes to fill this week, but Lopez can work a gallery. Comedy-wise, he swings big, doesn't lay up. He studied Murray but has his own style.


Don't mess with Bill Murray - he will break every bone in your body with every golf stick in his bag

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Writers Strike Is NOT Over... Yet

Hey, ONTD :) -- This comes from Nikki Finke's blog (she writes for LA Weekly), called Deadline Hollywood Daily. She has basically been 100% correct so far on every development related to the writers stirke, so I'm inclined to believe this, too:

Writers Strike Isn't Over -- Despite What FrankenEisner Says

A bunch of idiots on the Internet suddenly think the writers strike is over just because Michael Eisner today says it is. Earth To Web: Eisner hasn't mattered since 2004-2005 when he was kicked to the curb by Disney and its shareholders. That said, here is the schedule for the next few days which may or may not be the end game: On Saturday, the WGA membership meets at the Shrine Auditorium. A guild phone bank has been making calls to members today urging them to attend.


Ugh. That said, I'm guessing (and hoping) it'll be resolved soon.

Super Lindsay

Dress, $9,430, Louis Vuitton. 866-VUITTON. Earrings and bracelet (worn throughout), Lindsay's own.

Since everyone was complaining about not seeing the photos, these are the photos of Lindsay's superhero photo shoot for Harper's Bazaar.

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Angelina Jolie sits down with CNN in Baghdad; Interview on Iraqi Refugees

Angelina Jolie in Baghdad

Angelina Jolie sits down with CNN for an exclusive interview about her trip to Baghdad, Iraq. Jolie sends the message that the Iraqi refugee situation is without borders and a humanitarian battle that needs to be won.
I don’t see borders and I see lives and I see children and this is you know an environment where there is a war but there is a humanitarian crisis. And they have to be addressed simultaneously. We can’t wait for one to end to then finally take the time to address the other, it has to start right now.
Check Out Full Story and Video Interview at the SOURCE: www.LivingPLush.com/BlogSpot
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Too Funny Not to Post: A Passions Cruise.

Posted By:
Eric Martsolf
Hosted By::
Eric Martsolf

Tuesday Apr 01, 2008
at 4:00 PM
Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Elation
5-night Baja Mexico Cruise
Roundtrip from San Diego, CA 92112
United States
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Five-Day Cruise Features Private Fan Events and Activities Hosted by Eric Martsolf and Other Castmembers

In Media Group and Los Angeles-based Jason Coleman, Inc., a producer of exclusive group cruises, have partnered to offer “Farewell to Harmony—The Bon Voyage Fan Cruise” for loyal viewers of the daytime drama Passions. The five-day cruise vacation is scheduled to depart from San Diego, California on April 1, 2008, and will feature visits to the Mexican ports of Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas.

The one-of-a-kind voyage will be a bittersweet opportunity for fans to say goodbye to the drama; Passions is scheduled to wrap taping on March 28 (with new episodes continuing to air on DirecTV through summer 2008). The cruise will be headlined by Eric Martsolf (Ethan Winthrop) and co-hosted by popular castmembers Eva Tamargo (Pilar Fitzgerald-Lopez), Colton Shires (little Ethan Crane) and other Passions cast members to be announced soon!

“I am excited to co-host the Passions fan cruise and look forward to the events we have planned for our guests. Our fans have stood by us through the ups and downs over the last year, and this cruise is a great way for us to personally thank them,” said Eric Martsolf, co-host of the cruise. “Rumor is I’ll even entertain with an intimate concert exclusively for this group of fans.”

Co-host Eva Tamargo said that the Harmony fans deserve the opportunity to give it a beautiful kiss goodbye at sea, “…in honor of the loyalty the fans have shown us for nine wonderful years,” said Eva. “You were there at the beginning, let’s be there together as we bid farewell!” Private activities during the cruise will include a variety show, Q&A session with the stars, several opportunities to meet and interact with the hosts, cocktail parties, Harmony Prom and even a few surprise events! “I promise it will be an experience you’ll never forget” Eva continued!

The “Fun Ship” Carnival Elation features a diverse selection of lounges, bars and nightspots, along with a health and fitness center, Wi-Fi Internet access, cellular phone service, and three pools, one of which features the line’s signature “Twister Waterslide.”

The 2,052-passenger vessel also houses three restaurants, including two elegant main dining rooms with extensive menus and wine lists, and a poolside eatery offering a wide variety of cuisine, in addition to 24-hour pizza and self-serve ice cream/frozen yogurt. A sushi bar and complimentary 24-hour stateroom service are also available.

Jason Coleman, Inc. is currently accepting reservations for the “Farewell to Harmony” Passions fan cruise aboard Carnival Elation. Prices begin at $549 per person based on double occupancy and include all exclusive private activities and events.

For additional information or to book, call Jason Coleman, Inc. at 1-877-269-0272 or visit www.cruisewithpassions.com.


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Eric Martsolf, please get a life. ;D
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