February 18th, 2008

Thriller - :)



Listen Up: Michael Jackson

"Thriller: 25th Anniversary" (Epic /Sony Legacy)

When "Thriller" was released in 1982, Michael Jackson was not only the biggest pop star in the world, he was the biggest pop star ever. No solo performer before or since has reached the level of unparalleled global stardom Jackson achieved during this period, and it's unlikely anyone ever will again.

Jackson is now either a reclusive curiosity or a tabloid freak show, depending on your level of politeness. This poses a dilemma in how to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the biggest album of all time.

It helps, of course, when the product is "Thriller," an exquisitely crafted, near-perfect pop masterpiece. But in order to entice people to buy it again, the "Thriller: 25th Anniversary" CD is beefed up with a series of remixes featuring stars of today, and a previously unreleased vault cut from the "Thriller" sessions.

Sadly, the bonus tracks are mostly an abomination, with hip-hop hack will.i.am desecrating a Paul McCartney-less "The Girl Is Mine." Will.i.am clumsily inserts himself into the song's chorus. He turns "P.Y.T." into an aimless slice of club drivel and lets his "My Humps" muse Fergie duet with Jackson on a pointless remake of "Beat It." (Jackson recorded nothing new for the album.)

The contributions from Akon and Kanye West are better. Akon adds his signature, instantly recognizable croon to "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008," mixing in elements of piano balladry and bringing the "ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa's" out front to the beginning of the song.

West's "Billie Jean 2008" is the best of the reimagined tracks. West strips out the song's pulsating bass line and bottoms out the drums, adding speaker-shaking snares to the mix. It's not necessarily better or faster, but it definitely makes for a harder and stronger "Billie Jean."

The sharp horn stabs in "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'," the snaking, rise-and-fall guitar line in "Beat It," everything about "Billie Jean" -- "Thriller" is still a thriller, and Quincy Jones' production is a landmark achievement in pop.

It's difficult to put into context the enormity of "Thriller," especially to kids who only know Jackson as that weird guy who was once important but now wears masks and hangs out with mannequins. So let's just state facts: "Thriller" is the biggest album ever, period. It is to music what "Titanic" is to the movies and what the "M*A*S*H" finale is to television.

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unlikely friends??

Last night was so fun!!
Hollywood drama and amazing people..

Posing is our second jobs ;)



aren't we cute? maybe I'll be on Disney next season ;) its time for a gay best friend

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i'm sure miley will end up turning out completely innocent and normal now..
oh, and i feel really lame for thinking his new song is super catchy and somewhat good. :(
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Miley Cyrus to Present Zac Efron w/ Lifetime Achievement Oscar

Hollywood — Teen sensation Miley Cyrus has been added to the Academy Awards to present actor Zac Efron with a lifetime achievement Oscar for his body of work. “I am honored that I’ll have the opportunity to help honor such a fine actor,” said Cyrus. “His fans have been pushing for this his entire career which spans four years.”

The decision to present Efron with an Oscar is being met with some controversy as Efron only has one big screen credit to his name so far.



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The next series (series 3?) of Gwen Stefani Dolls from Huckleberry Toys were shown at ToyFair08.
They feature the dolls in various costumes from her "The Sweet Escape" Tour.


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say what you will about her having dolls/selling her soul, and making a ridiculously unnecessary amount of them...but the things are so dead-on and accessorized fabulously. i'm hoping these aren't it, though, and the 'yummy chef' gwen will show up!!


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Nicky Hilton bans Paris from her home



Nicky Hilton has revealed that she has banned sister Paris from her new Hollywood home.

The fashion designer said Paris could not be trusted not to steal her interior decor ideas.

She told In Style: "I told her she isn't allowed to come over if she copies me."

Nicky, who opened her first hotel Nicky O last October, said she was proud of the decor in her new Sunset Strip pad.

She explained: "I don't want my house to look like a page you see in a catalogue. I like drama when it comes to design."

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Britney asks the Terminator for help



Washington (ANI): Pop Wreck Britney Spears is looking for help from California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in her ongoing custody battle, say reports. The 26-year-old singer said that she has allegedly been deprived of her "civil rights" as she"s unable to keep an attorney in her custody case with ex-hubby Kevin Federline.

The 'Toxic' star's lawyers from legal firm Trope + Trope had filed a motion requesting permission to withdraw as her counsel last month. It has been reported that Britney"s estranged pal cum manager Sam Lutfi had contacted the ‘Terminator" star"s former publicist to help put her in touch with the state commander.

"Britney says her civil rights have been violated and she wants to talk to Arnold about it. She wants the governor to look into why she can't get an attorney. Sam was chewing on his dinner while he was saying all this into the phone. He wanted Schwarzenegger to call him, and he said he'd hand Britney the phone," Contactmusic quoted a source, as telling New York Daily News.

Spears lost the right to visit her sons Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, last month (Jan08) after a breakdown at her Beverly Hills home at the end of a scheduled visit, which resulted in a three-hour police stand-off.

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Birthday Becks



The Beckhams, David, Victoria and all the little ones, took in a Broadway show yesterday (the Little Mermaid) to celebrate little Cruz’s 3rd birthday!!! Daddy doesn’t look to happy. I’m hoping that’s due to the photogs and not the show.

Happy Birthday Cruz!!!

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Mark Ronson splits from his long term girlfriend.



EXCLUSIVE LOVE-SPLIT RONSON NEEDS HIS PAL
18/02/2008

She has a lot to deal with as she battles her drug addiction, while her banged up hubby Blake languishes in jail.

But we can reveal pop diva Amy Winehouse is also a shoulder to cry on for her close pal Mark Ronson as he nurses a broken heart.

The super-producer is devastated after his split from long-term love American Cosi Theodoli-Braschi.

He is up for Best British Album for Version, Best British Single for Valerie and Best British Male Artist at Wednesday's Brits. And the 32-year-old dishy DJ, who spun Amy and Lily Allen to success, poured his heart out to us ahead of the glitzy awards show at London's Earl's Court.

He said: "It's sad times for me at the moment. I was dating my girlfriend for three years but we split up.

"I'm lucky I have good friends. Amy has been brilliant and is always there for me - and I'm there for her too."

But Mark wants to make it clear: allegations of an affair with married Rehab singer Amy, which surfaced last month, are absolutely unfounded.

Ronson, who produced her Back To Black album which won her five Grammy awards earlier this month, was accused of spending the night with the troubled 24-year-old after they were snapped leaving the K West hotel, in West London, together in the middle of the night.

However, Mark insists there was "no possibility" of a showmance. He said at the time: "I am sick of talking about it. Amy is a friend."


And that's why she's helping him get over his heartache.

He said: "It's all about the Brits now. I have a fantastic performance lined up with a lot of surprises."

Mark is set to rock the stage at the Brits, where he'll perform his hit Valerie with Amy, as well as Adele and Daniel Merriweather joining him on stage. And who knows, he might find love too...

If not, then Amy will be on hand to remind him Love Is A Losing Game.

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And ONTD explodes. I feel bad for the guy though, all the speculation about him and Amy probably didn't help.

Amy Winehouse's ~Blake Incarcerated~ swaps signed pictures for heroin

Amy Winehouse’s incarcerated husband, Blake Fielder-Civil has been swapping signed pictures of his soul diva wife with his prison inmates - in exchange for heroin, it has been revealed.

Fielder-Civil - who’s currently locked up in London’s Pentonville prison, has been swapping the signed pics with fellow lags who hope to cash in by selling them on eBay.

In return for the pics - they hand over a “Joey” – slang for a hit of heroin worth a few pounds.

A source said: “Blake has to pay for his gear somehow – and he has no qualms about cashing in on his wife’s fame.

“He’ll take orders from other inmates then ask Amy to bring in signed photos of herself during visits.

“He usually gets her to write a little personalized note to make it look authentic.

“Once he’s back on the wing he’ll swap these for Joeys.

“The boys think they’ll get a few quid for them on eBay. It’s not clear whether she knows exactly what’s going on . . . but she must find it strange that all these so-called prison hardmen have suddenly become starstruck Amy Winehouse fans.”

Meanwhile, Blake is currently recovering in the hospital wing of the North London prison after taking a heroin overdose. Guards discovered the skinny runt writhing in pain and being violently sick in his cell.

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Possibly bullshit, but if he's willing to give exclusive interviews to the shithole that is News Of The World, I wouldn't put it past him tbh.

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Jason Isaacs hopes to return for DH



In a new interview, Jason Isaacs, who portrays Lucius Malfoy, discusses his absence in Half-Blood Prince. At the recent BAFTAs, he told Rotten Tomatoes that it was "a source of great embitterment in the Isaacs household, but he's in Azkaban so what can you do?" However, he has high hopes for the last installment.

"I hope I'm coming back for seven. Dan's going to Broadway to do his play for a long time, so I don't know when or if I'm going to come back. But I'll be even more bitter if I don't get to return for seven!"

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...and another one. Britney's supposed new lawyer, pics from Sunday



The man who claims to be Britney Spears' new lawyer says that the pop star is being "deprived of her Constitutional rights" and tells PEOPLE he is seeking a "return to normalcy" when it comes to Spears's living and legal situations.

Jon Eardley, a lawyer with practices in Washington, D.C., New York and Whittier, Calif., filed a complaint in U.S. District Court on behalf of Spears on Thursday. He lashed out against the existing conservatorship as a "violation of [Spears's] civil rights," and requested the case be moved from California state court to a federal court.

"I see the case as a civil rights case," he tells PEOPLE. "These are issues of confinement. Very serious confinement. Not allowed to contact her friends. Not allowed to use the phone. Not allowed to come and go as you please. Bodyguards controlling you and so forth."

Spears's father Jamie was granted temporary conservatorship – allowing legal control of his daughter's well-being and finances – after Spears was placed under an involuntary, emergency hold at the UCLA Medical Center's psychiatric ward late last month.

Since her release on Feb. 6, she has spent much of her time at her Studio City home, and when she does go out, she is usually driven by a bodyguard. In court papers, Eardley states: "She is being confined by the conservator to the private prison of her own home."

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Rhys Meyers to help Calcutta children

Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers has revealed his plans to champion the rights of children living on the streets of Calcutta.

The Hollywood star was unveiled at a ceremony in Dublin today as the ambassador for the Hope Foundation, a charity formed in his native Cork.

Rhys Meyers said: "I'm deeply honoured to become an ambassador for an organisation like the Hope Foundation."

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Spencer on Heidi's Album: 'Madonna, Eat Your Heart Out'



Heidi Montag took a break from her struggling pop career to celebrate Valentine's Day with on-again boyfriend Spencer Pratt.

The love-'em-or hate-'em couple spent the weekend frolicking – a la her "Higher" video – around Atlantic City at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

The weekend was something of a prelude to Pratt and Montag's getting back to business hyping Heidi's much-mocked music career.

"When people hear what we have in the bank, it's gonna blow their minds," her manager-beau boasted. "Madonna, eat your heart out. Britney Spears, eat your heart out. I would say we have diamond records coming – they're gonna sell 10-million plus."

Despite the critical reception of her first single, Montag is set to record a follow-up next weekend.

Pratt, who directed "Higher," said he's handing over the reins to Paul "Coy" Allen, who helmed "Give it to Me" with Justin Timberlake Timbaland and Nelly Furtado. (Not to worry Pratt fans: He promised he'd also release his own alternate version.)

"We're financing [the album] ourselves on a shoestring budget," Pratt said. "It's so organic. And this is just the warm-up. We're just heating up the water in the bathtub. It's gonna get hot!"

As for their hot weekend at the Borgata, the couple arrived Friday night, in time for a decadent dinner at the Bobby Flay Steakhouse, followed by a Matchbox 20 concert – at which the two spent much of the show with their arms around each other.

The following day, they hit the hotel spa for a couple's massage, shopped at the Whim boutique and made an appearance at club Mur.Mur.

"How do we keep romance alive?" Pratt mused to PEOPLE. "Our lives are romantic all day long. With us, it's 24/7, always trying to keep each other happy. [This is] just another weekend to us. Every day is Valentine's Day in our relationship."

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Nancy Reagan Hospitalized After Fall



"The Insider" has learned that former first lady Nancy Reagan, 86, has been hospitalized after falling at her home in Los Angeles.

Joanne Drake, from the Reagan Foundation, released the following statement:

"This morning former first lady Nancy Reagan fell at her home in Los Angeles. As a precaution, her family physician felt it best to admit her to nearby St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California for overnight evaluation. She is doing well and is visiting with friends in her room."

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Aww :(

Get well soon!

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Touch My Body Is Hot Tamale

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Rating: 4/5 Stars

This is unlikely to be a knockout smash hit on the magnitude of Mariah Carey's 2005 comeback "We Belong Together." However, with a career record of 17 #1 pop singles, Mariah Carey does not need to hit a grand slam every time out. That said, "Touch My Body" is simple, sexy elegance from one of the most enduring of pop stars. Mariah Carey has mastered that most difficult of feats in the pop world - aging gracefully.

Pros
• The simple, graceful elegance of Mariah's performance
• Clever, sexy lyrics
• Finger snapping beat

Cons
• Musically so slight it may be easy to forget



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Say it ain't so...



Justin Timberlake Spotted Shopping for Engagement Rings, Sparks Engagement Rumors

Engagement rumors are mounting, hitting celebrity power couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.

It is reported that Justin has been spotted shopping for engagement rings at famous New York jewelery store Tiffany and Co., and is planning to propose to his actress girlfriend Biel.

"Justin was really taking his time looking round the rings. He made the staff get a couple out of the cabinets so he could properly look at them," an onlooker revealed. "He didn't buy anything but told the manager he would think about it."

Justin and Biel have been romantically linked since early last year yet remained tight lipped whenever they're asked about their relationship.

No words from the couple concerning the engagement report.

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Lauren Conrad aka LC at Project in Vegas

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The Hills’ Lauren Conrad also revealed her new line at Project in Las Vegas this week!! On a side note: Usmagazine.com is reporting that Lauren Conrad’s old fling with Brody Jenner is apparently over for good! Both Conrad and Jenner attended a Valentines’ Day party for the launch of the Paris Hilton Collection at Las Vegas’ Club Lax, but they hardly spoke to each other, and seemed to be flirting with other people.


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Adam Carolla on Dancing with the Stars!!!!!



Adam Carolla just announced that he will be appearing on the next season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars. He will be partnered with Julianne Hough, who has won both seasons she has appeared on. I've watched an episode of Dancing with the Stars here and there but not religiously. However, perhaps I will watch this year to see how Adam does.

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This Phillies prank on Kyle Kendrick works on so many levels

There are still eight months left in the 2008 season, but the rest of the 29 teams are going to need the time if they're going to top the prank the Phillies played on young Kyle Kendrick over the weekend.

If you haven't seen it yet (video here), the setup went like this: Manager Charlie Manuel called the 23-year-old pitcher into his office and told him he had been traded to the Yomiuri Giants for a player named "Kobayashi Iwamura." The ruse, expertly orchestrated by Brett Myers (who else?), worked so well that Kendrick was shocked into silence for most of the trick. Couldn't even stop to realize that MLB and Japanese teams never swap players.

So many things went into staging this that it's hard to pick just one favorite aspect.
Among the contenders:

• The sheer number of people who were complicit in bringing Kendrick to the verge of tears. From the team's traveling secretary to the Comcast cameraman to the PR people and writers who helped stage a fake news conference, it was a fine reminder of how much downtime there can be at spring training.

• The fake trade papers/travel arrangements. If Kendrick doesn't know not to sign anything without talking to his agent first, then I have a few business proposals I'd like to discuss with him. (If anyone else is interested most of the ideas have to do with either hot plasma TVs or slippers for housecats.)

• Manuel's weird sadist glee over the whole incident. "I would have loved to see him fly to Japan and get off the plane," the Phillies manager said afterward. "That would have been the best. As a matter of fact, I would have paid his fare." Quick show of hands: Who else is glad that Weird Ol' Chuck isn't their boss?

• How fast the prank has already spread. Kendrick's Baseball Reference page has already been bought by a sponsor who left "Good luck in Japan Kyle!" as a message. "Good luck living this down!" might have been a more appropriate tag.

• The howling Phillies clubhouse. Because it's always fun to laugh at the young'un. Did that scene remind anyone else of the Goodfellas clip where all the gangsters bust on Henry Hill after Pesci's "funny, how?" bit?
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Which part of the prank did you fancy the most?
• Kendrick target of elaborate prank / MLB.com
• Kendrick traded to Japan / YouTube
• Brett Myers is the new Ashton 'Kootcher' / Bugs & Cranks

LOL HE WAS SERIOUSLY GOING TO PACK HIS SHIT AND LEAVE FOR JAPAN


PS GO SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS AND MY BB NOAH LOWRY!!

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Lindsay Lohan Blames "This Industry" for Heath Ledger's Untimely Death

Lindsay Lohan, who was once linked to Heath Ledger and was spotted crying after his passing, is speaking out on the late actor's death.

In the new issue of New York magazine, the actress, 21, poses nearly naked for a recreation of “The Last Sitting,” the last series of photos of Marilyn Monroe.

Lohan calls Monroe's suicide "tragic," adding, "you know, it’s also tragic what just recently happened to someone else.”

Asked if she’s referring to Ledger, Lohan replies, “They are both prime examples of what this industry can do to someone.”


Still, the star, who's been in rehab three times, insists she will not end up like them.

“I'm not them … I sure as hell wouldn’t let it happen to me,” she tells the magazine.

Ledger died of a prescription drug overdose last month. He was in the middle of shooting his final film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

Jude Law, Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell have recently signed on the replace him.

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Judge to Settle Mills-McCartney Divorce



Paul McCartney and Heather Mills have not been able to reach an agreement in their split and a judge will now dictate a settlement in the bitter divorce case, the Associated Press
reports.

Heather, who claims she has been unfairly vilified by the press, has been representing herself in the case. While she returned to the High Court Monday morning after the case overran last week, her estranged husband was not present. After court let out, one of his attorneys told reporters that the judge had reserved his ruling in the case, according to the AP, which means it will be left to the court to determine a settlement and give his ruling at a later stage.

If either side appeals the decision, the case will be held in open court, opposed to now where the case is being conducted behind closed doors.

The former couple married in 2002 and separated in 2006.

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Former pro basketball star Charles Barkley appeared on CNN's The Situation Room on Friday and talked about why he's voting for Barack Obama. He also excoriated members of the GOP who use the bigotry and hate of the religious right to move their agenda forward, calling them "fake" Christians.

BLITZER: All right. One quick point before I let you go. You used the phrase "fake Christians" for conservatives. Explain what you're talking about.

BARKLEY: Well, I think they -- they want to be judge and jury. Like, I'm for gay marriage. It's none of my business if gay people want to get married. I'm pro-choice. And I think these Christians -- first of all, they're supposed to be -- they're not supposed to judge other people. But they're the most hypocritical judge of people we have in this country. And it bugs the hell out of me. They act like they're Christians. And they're not forgiving at all.

BLITZER: So you're going to get a lot of feedback on this one, Charles.

BARKLEY: They can't do anything to me. I don't work for them.

BLITZER: You feel comfortable saying all that?

BARKLEY: I feel very comfortable saying I'm pro-choice, and I'm for gay marriage. Very comfortable.

BLITZER: But you can't lump all these conservatives as being fake. A lot of them obviously -- most of them are very, very sincere in their religious beliefs.

BARKLEY: Well, they should read the part about they're not supposed to judge other people. They forget that one when it doesn't fit what they want it to say.

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Bobby Brown almost pees on Dee Snider



Bobby Brown and Dee Snider share a room on the CMT reality show Gone Country. Bobby Brown is a chronic sleepwalker that tends to pee where the wind takes him - which almost ends up being Dee Snider's face. Fortunately the Twisted Sister frontman wakes up in time before getting hosed down. I don't know what's more embarrassing for Bobby Brown: The sleepwalking or the fact that he's wearing tighty whitey's on MTV's illegitimate sister channel. Which is also somehow its mother.

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This Just In: Diddy is Delusional

DIDDY'S GIRL



Remember those rumours from early last year that had Sean Combs, aka P. Diddy, and Sienna Miller in an alleged fling? While the signs of romance (partying together until the small hours of the mornings at some of the capital's finest hotels), led to denials from both camps, Diddy is still more than impressed with the actress, it seems.

"Sienna Miller always looks beautiful and always carries herself with poise and sophistication," the hiphop star-turned-designer admitted exclusively to VOGUE.COM, speaking about the women he considers the most stylish in the world. Naomi Campbell also got a mention ("She has an incredible sense of style"), as did Beyoncé ("She's fierce and sexy").

Never one to shun controversy, Diddy famously launched his latest perfume, Unforgivable Woman, with an explicit TV advert last year - but when it comes to his male style icon, it's back to the classics. "I strive to resemble Frank Sinatra," Diddy confided. "He was effortlessly cool, always looking refined and maintaining complete class. He knew how to make a statement, without being loud."

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I’m giving this post the “most random story 2008″ title. A stripper did what? Lily Allen takes cabs everywhere - she actually prides herself on it. So what a surprise to see her monthly bill jacked up $7,000 more than she spent. How did it happen? A stripper somehow got hold of Lily’s account and started to use it to get around. How could the company not spot this? Lily is a celebrity that is well known in her native land. Maybe not so much in the States, but I am sure the reaction she receives is different in England. You’d think they’d have a little side note next to her customer number.

“One of my biggest luxuries in life is taking cabs. Then I found out a stripper had stolen my details and run up a £3,500 bill. She was using my taxi firm to drop her off for work at her strip club every night - and charging me.”

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Lindsay Back to Wearing Clothes

Lindsay Lohan Livin' Los Angeles Italia



Lindsay Lohan arrives at a private dinner party for the 3rd Annual Los Angles Italia-Film Fashion & Art Fest at Trastevere Restaurant on Sunday in Hollywood.

The L.A. Italia celebrates Italian Cinema, Fashion and Art in America, last through Saturday and is produced by the Capri in the World Institute in association with Cim Group-USA.

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Eminem in Jumper...almost

Eminem nearly landed lead part in 'Jumper'
Director reveals how the rapper was in contention for Hayden Christensen's role

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Doug Liman, writer and director of new Hollywood action film ‘Jumper’, has revealed that Eminem was nearly given the lead role in the film, which eventually went to Hayden Christensen.

The director explained that he had meetings with Eminem and that the film’s studio, 20th Century Fox, wanted to offer him the lead role ahead of Christensen.

Speaking to MTVNews.com, Liman said: “We did have a meeting and conversations with Eminem.

“If I've proven anything to myself, it's that I can tailor a role to an actor. [I could] develop the role with [someone like Eminem] and make it extremely specific to them. So as long as the person has acting chops, I'm open to talking to almost anybody for almost any role.

“It was one of those things where the studio, with all things being equal, would rather put a bigger name [Eminem] in the movie. At some point, I just put my foot down and said, 'I love Hayden’.”

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Cheryl Cole puts heartbreak on hold to go clubbing

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SEXY CHERYL COLE shows cheating hubby ASHLEY exactly what he’s missing on a Hollywood night out.

The Girls Aloud singer dressed to impress in a peach outfit minus her wedding ring, with band-mates KIMBERLEY WALSH and NICOLA ROBERTS.

Curvy Cheryl, 24, wowed a string of men at Villa nightclub in LA – where she still was not wearing her wedding ring.

The pop trio flew to the States after a week-long break in Phuket, Thailand – where Cheryl was snapped looking painfully thin as she mulled over her future with the Chelsea star, 27.

It came as thousands of men voted for her in a poll to name the world’s 100 sexiest women. Bosses at FHM mag predict she will make this year’s top five after finishing seventh last year.

Cheryl returns to the UK for a marriage showdown today before appearing at Wednesday’s Brit Awards.

Last month we revealed how Ashley bedded blonde hairdresser Aimee Walton after a boozy night out.

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someone posted a friend of mines phone number and says its mine this jackass Karmi, on a website that is coming down but frankly i have waaay more relevanat things to do than worry about a website with insanely inflated viewing numbers some tiny clusterfuck of annoyance that i only ever rememeber when i ( rarely ) go on the internet as i am making music films and raising a child conducting my life getting laid and tivoing suze orman- so wtf? STOP CAllING MY FRIEND KATHERINE, SHE HAS THREE KIDS AND HAS NO TIM E FOR INTERNET BULLSHIT- SHE SPOKE TO SOMEONE AS ME TO PROTECT ME OUT OF SHEER CURIOUSITY TO SUSS OUT THE PERSONS VIBE AND SAQID HE W2AS A TOTAL SOCIOPATH LOSER AND NOW SHE HAS TOC HANGE HER NUMBER AS THIS RETARD POSTED IT as if ID ac=tually speak to Karmi personally! PUHLEASE ( aka chris) i never ever ever speak tp [people off the internet myself i have people who do that for me, and she also has a husband and thank god this is her secondary phone as shes basically thrown it away- and i will make sure i get the lawyeres whow eresorty of moseying to hurry and take thaT fucking site down as the webmaster ( trannie named brooke) lied at the icann hearing and now irt has to get dponw throughthe federal squatters law theres just been more important things but seriously this is stupid , obviously none of you here have engaged in terrorising Katherine or her kids with stupid phoners about we cante evr figur eout what- just "oooheee i have a famous persons phon e number and im in bumfuck Maryland" its just stupid obscene and RUDE, remember m,anners are free. youve fucked someones secondary cell up but it aint mine but its still insane and rude and Chris whoever the fuck you are i dont write back on this site personally so whoeevr was on shift was obviouswly fucking with you it takes about 8 people to run this site for some reason and tho i do read the comments i dontrtend to write lengthy letters back personally although occasionally i wrote a friend or somneone i like or post at someones space b ut not too often, trhats just how these my spaces work- so dont go offended - i love this my space and i dont need this karma wierdness- get off my cloud.
Karmi + CHRIS your just creepy, leave me alone leave my friends alone and go post with your people. until they get kicked off the net.
as fro ou guys here i love you and support all our efforts to im prove our lives an d i welcome all the new people here and its really awesone that id ont have to use one of those computer programs id die of embarsssment to add a million friends - i dunno i just think thats retarted id rather have it happen slow and organically so we can all getto know one another
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Zac's Whereabouts in London


Zac Efron was at Me and Orson Welles's producer's daughter's Bat mitzvah on Saturday night.

Hannah wrote in letting me know that her friends met him and claim he was extremely nice and posed for pictures with the girls and signed autographs. The father asked him to come and surprise his daughter.

He's over in London because he's filming in the Isle of Man.

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America's Next Top Model: Casting For Cycle 11 Underway

Nine cycles of America's Next Top Model have come and gone. Previous contestants and winners have appeared on television shows, commercials, and runways all over the world. This week, the show will debut its tenth season this Wednesday, with no signs of slowing down. Host Tyra Banks appears on the cover of this week's Entertainment Weekly and talks about the staying power of her show. ''I thought it was going to last for two seasons,'' she admitted to the mag. ''Around season five, I said, 'Ken, how far can we go — eight?' He goes, 'I'm thinking 10.' Now we're at ten and not stopping.'' Casting has already begun for the eleventh cycle with dates and locations posted on the CW's website.

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The show has already hit up some cities looking for the next big thing in the fashion industry, visiting Louisville, Albany, Alexandria, and Mongomery. They will continue to search through early March, making stops in Davenport, Fresno, Providence, Pittsburgh, and Portland to name a few.

The non-stop shooting schedule of filming America's Next Top Model and The Tyra Banks Show certainly has kept the host busy. Entertainment Weekly calls her a mogul but a humble Banks dismisses the title. ''Oprah Winfrey is a mogul. Martha Stewart is a mogul. I'm probably a mogul in the making. I'm almost there.'' The mogul in the making will be back doing what she does best when ANTM cycle 11 premieres Wednesday, February 20 at 9pm ET.

somebody here should audition for the lolz.
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Macca News :D

Paul McCartney was interviewed by Radio 1's Newsbeat about him receiving the "Outstanding Contribution" award at this year's Brits (the British version of the Grammys, basically).

You can listen to the short interview here. (You'll need Real Player to listen.) Click the link under the adorable picture of Paul and Natalie to listen.


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For those of you who can't hear the audio, here's the next best thing--the article that goes along with the interview.


Sir Paul McCartney on Brits honour
Natalie Jamieson
Radio 1 Entertainment reporter


As a BBC journalist, everything I do should be fair and unbiased. I wholeheartedly subscribe to that - except I love The Beatles. And Johnny Depp. He's OK too.

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I didn't see this article posted and I'm sorry if it has. Go easy on me, bbs!

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American Idol Performances on iTunes



Apple announced today that they have partnered with Fox Broadcasting Company to provide performances from Season 7 of the American Idol show on iTunes one day after airing:
"We've created a special section on the iTunes Store for 'Idol' fans with an incredible array of music and video performances from television's most popular show," said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. "We think 'American Idol' viewers are going to love the ability to purchase and download 'Idol' performances from iTunes."

Music will be available for $.99 and video for $1.99. American Idol is a popular U.S. television singing competition reality series.

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Soap Opera Addicts

After working for All My Children's Aiden Turner, AKA Aidan Duvane, I have discovered one thing - most of Hollywood is miserable with themselves despite the personas they portray.

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Each time I was with Turner, he was either coked up or was in the need of a fix in which he wanted me to so desperately help him get.

At times I felt like I was his drug dealer having to search out others who may have been able to provide him with his quick fix.

The problem really became obvious one night when we were in Atlanta and he and his wife were so high on cocaine they simply could no longer control themselves. The shaking, the channel changing for an hour straight, or the anger that soon became of him.

After many conversations I found that he was so addicted to the drug, he and AMC co-star Jacob Young would partake in it along with a shot of Patron prior to work at the studios.

Months went by and after he continuously would forget gigs and what they were to pay. In addition, the worser part to me personally was when he threw his wife down the stairs while at the Georgia Rule premiere in Atlanta...That was simply the last draw for me.

So I ask how important the price of fame is really worth...Especially when you leave work and you have no loyal worshipers all the time and you are set to only live with yourself.

ABC should reconsider their talent and the role models they are for their viewing fans.

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Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts: I felt so ugly with my red hair and pale skin
Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts has revealed that she’s finally learned to embrace her pale skin.

She told the News of the World recently: “For years I felt like the ugly one in Girls Aloud,” she admits. “I walked around looking unhappy and completely miserable because that’s how I felt for such a long time.”

“There I was - tall, skinny, with red hair and the whitest skin you’ve ever seen – standing next to four of the most gorgeous girls in Britain. They all look perfect with lovely hair and amazing tanned bodies. I was the ugly one, the odd one out.

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Photos: Mos Def [Edmonton, Alberta; 02/16/08]

With Be Kind Rewind set to hit theaters this Friday (February 22), film star Mos Def is out there doing that other thing he does: rapping. Mos touched down at the Edmonton Event Centre in Alberta this past Saturday to reassure us that he shouldn't quit his day job anytime soon. Or is rapping his night job?

Either way, catch Mos Def in Vancouver tonight and on the silver screen this coming weekend alongside Jack Black, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, and the latest visual marvels to spring from the one-of-a-kind mind of Michel Gondry.

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Mos Def:

02-18 Vancouver, British Columbia - Croatian Cultural Centre
02-23 Riverside, CA - Heat 2008 *

* with Clipse, Girl Talk, and Moby

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Nicole Crawls Back To PCD and What's This...Still Working On Solo Effort?


Following a string of flop singles, it appears Nicole Scherzinger is taking heed to calls for her to return to the Pussycat Dolls. Songwriter Sean Garrett, in a recent interview with our friends over at Rap-Up.com, confirmed that he is currently contributing to a new Pussycat Dolls record. 

When probed about the status of Nicole Scherzinger's much delayed 'Her Name Is Nicole' LP, Garrett stated that Scherzinger is still working on the project (huh?!) and there is to be some form of tie-in with The Pussycat Dolls album. What exactly that means is anyones guess. Whatever the case, here's hoping it marks an end to Nicoles dire solo assault on the charts. 

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I gotta say the bitch is persistant, but enough is enough stick to what works
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The GRIM future of many All-Star Basketball players.


60% of NBA players go broke after 5 years of retirement


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The NBA Players’ Association met with the Toronto Raptors recently to discuss financial prudence among players and during that meeting cited a statistic that scared the heck out of most of the team. It was said that 60% of NBA players go broke after only 5 years of retirement! Are you kidding me?!? That statistic however is said to be an educated estimate and some players actually have a hard time believing it. The statistic could be used as a scare tactic, but it is definitely something these players should be paying attention to.

“Sixty percent is a ballpark. But we’ve seen a lot of guys who’ve really come into hard times five years after they leave the league,” said Roy Hinson, the former NBA forward who’s a representative for the players’ association. “The problems are, for a lot of guys, they have a lot of cars, they have multiple homes, and they’re taking care of their parents. They’re taking care of a whole host of issues. And the checks aren’t coming in anymore.”

“Sometimes you can stop the bleeding, and other times you can’t stop the bleeding,” said Hinson, who added that many players associate with “too many ‘yes’ people.”

We’ve all heard the stories of NBA players owning 15 cars and 5 vacation homes. The sad part is most of these players lack educations and support outside of their posses and families. Most of these players could use some legal guidance as well as financial guidance but seem at times to not be so willing. The players’ association has continually proposed a financial firm that offers players free 2nd opinions on their financials, but getting these players to act has been a challenge.

Back in October, Jason Caffey, who made an estimated $29 million during his eight-year NBA career, was in bankruptcy court seeking protection from his creditors, among them the seven women with whom he fathered eight children.

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~*I am not a real big Basketball fan, but I do enjoy the Three-Pointer and Dunking competition each year. It simply boggles my mind that more than half of the players from this past weekend's All-Star Game will simply fall through the cracks after their career is over.*~

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If you care about Gary Coleman...

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LOS ANGELES — Gary Coleman has not yet had sex with his wife, even though the two married in August, he told "The Insider."

"It will happen when it happens," he said.

And in an interview with "Inside Edition," the couple said they fight so much that "yes," bride Shannon Price has feared for her safety.

But by now, she said, "I'm used to it."

The police were even called during one domestic dispute and cited Coleman.

The former "Diff'rent Strokes" star married 22-year-old Price in August on a mountaintop in Nevada, but they have been keeping their vows under wraps, the pair told "Inside Edition" last week.

"Nobody was around but the minister, preacher, the videographers, the photographer, the helicopter pilot and us," Coleman, 40, said on Tuesday's broadcast of the program.

Coleman met Price on the set of the 2006 comedy "Church Ball." Price said it was she who proposed to Coleman, but that he surprised her on her birthday by whisking her to a mountaintop in the Valley of Fire State Park to exchange vows.

She said they kept their wedding secret because she wanted to keep being seen as her own person.

"I just want my own identity as well because I don't want to be known as Gary Coleman's wife," she said.

Coleman played down their age differences, saying "I don't have issues with age, I have issues with intelligence ... She's more intelligent than I am and that's what matters to me."

Price, who is 5-foot-7, and Coleman, who is 4-foot-8, also played down their height gap.

"That doesn't really matter to me," she said. "He was 10 feet tall to me because he was sweet and I really liked his personality."

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Musical acts on TV this week

Pop Acts On TV This Week
Sunday, February 17 2008 @ 19:31:46 CST

Pop acts on television this week include:

The season premiere of 'Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious', which takes place Monday on the CW at 8 ET/PT.

Naked Brothers Band, who perform on 'The View' on Monday.

Jake Shimabukuro, who performs on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' on Tuesday.

Christina Aguilera, who visits 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' on Wednesday.

Enrique Iglesias, who visits 'Rachael Ray' on Wednesday.

Colbie Caillat, who performs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Friday.

Rock Acts On TV This Week
Sunday, February 17 2008 @ 19:33:34 CST

Rock acts on television this week include:

Foo Fighters, who visit 'The Sauce' on Tuesday and perform on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' on Wednesday.

Ray Davies of The Kinks, who performs on 'The Late Show' on Tuesday.

The Hives, who perform on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on Tuesday.

Hellogoodbye, who perform on 'Last Call with Carson Daly' on Tuesday.

The Whigs, who perform on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' on Wednesday.

Shiny Toy Guns, who perform on 'Last Call' on Wednesday.

Serj Tankian of System of a Down, who visit 'The Sauce' on Wednesday.

Panic! At The Disco, who visit 'The Sauce' on Wednesday.

Black Mountain, who perform on 'Late Night' on Thursday.

Secondhand Serenade, who performs on 'Late Night' on Friday.

R&B Acts On TV This Week
Sunday, February 17 2008 @ 19:32:47 CST

R&B acts on television this week include:

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, who perform on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' on Monday.

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Chris Brown promoted a new U-Dance toy this weekend and showed off some of his dance skills. We bet he’s tearing that little Rihanna itsafacade up with his acrobatic moves. Just like that little J Smoov character doing the handstands in the kiddie freakin performance to Keith Sweat we posted a bit ago.

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LOL of the Day

BINDI-APPROVED!



Just in from New York's FAO Schwarz: The fearless Bindi Irwin shows off her brand new doll and toy line for the very first time!

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Idk... I'd say it's an upgrade from the memorial statue they had made for Steve, in which the entire family looked like Ronald Reagan:

What happens when Batman gets its own Animatrix treatment?

AWESOMENESS. that's what.

*didn't see this posted*

Batman: Gotham Knight First Look
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A first look at Batman: Gotham Knight is now below! Directed by Bruce W. Timm, the direct-to-DVD six-part anthology film bridge the gap between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. The writers include Brian Azzarello, Alan Burnett, Jordan Goldberg, David S. Goyer, Josh Olson and Greg Rucka.

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I don't know about you, but this looks GREAT.

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EDIT:I'm really not sure if the preview vid has been posted before (mods, delete if so, right?)
But maybe this pic will keep this entry up!

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While glitz and glamour reigned at the Grammy awards in Los Angeles, in Wellington Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie found out in a down-to-earth way that they had won best comedy album.

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*a fan-made song unrelated to the article but dedicated to Jemanie:
"Jemaine, I Saw You on The HBO (You Come on After Entourage)" "Jemaine"



strangely catchy y/y?

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Steve-O: Kat Von D's Lies Catch Up to Her!

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Steve-O is getting his revenge on ex-Kat Von D via his MySpace page.

Steve posted a blog entry on his MySpace today titled, “Kat Von D’s Lies Catch Up To Her…” And in it he basically calls her out for not admitting that she wrote a note to her former boss, Ami James (of ‘Miami Ink’) on a publicity photo of herself, calling him a ‘jewbag’ and saying he should, ‘burn in hell’. Chris Garver (also of ‘Miami Ink’) says she specifically handed it to him to give to Ami.

Since the photo has been released to the public Kat has vehemently denied anything to do with the picture. Steve obviously knows she did it and is disgusted that she is going to deny it to the bitter end. So he decided to not only call her a liar publicly, but also divulge the fact that she slept with numerous guys while she was still married.

 

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Steve-O To Kat: Were you really saying that you wanted off my list? And why’d you delete Orbi and make Nikki such a big deal?
Changing your e-mail address will only serve to admit guilt and shame of your anti-semetic accusations. Nobody on Earth thinks Garver is a liar, if you want out of this situation, you have to make good with Garver– for He is the only man that can clear your name. Sueing won’t help you either– you must prosecute in the court of public opinion, with Garver as your witness… Or…
Let me try to finish “cleaning out my closet”– I travelled to roughly sixteen countries with Carolla, and got him laid in just about every one of them. He is not a Good person, but, he is not a liar, either. You fucked Carolla (when you were married), isn’t that right, Carolla? People who lie get punished, in mysterious ways…

Kat: steve, just got your texts. I can’t believe you’d say some of that stuff. Nice knowin you.

Steve-O:
At least I’m not a liar. Good luck with doing more of that. Liar.

Don’t bother crying to Nikki over the fact that I’m honest. He doesn’t like liars either, and your panties get to easily twisted up in a bitchy, mad-for-no-reason bunch for you to last so much as three weeks with him.
Kat; wrong you. Nikki is a friend. That’s it. Please stop texting me these mean messages.

Steve-O: Sorry for my poor grammar. I had to clean out my closet. Why’d you delete Orbi. Why’d you let your publicist go to the tabloids with “kat dumps steve-o” (only for you to wind up with “steve-o dumped by tattoo artist), why’d you sweep that hate message under the rug for eight months instead of get GOOD press out of SQUASHING IT IF YOU DIDN’T WRITE IT?

Kat:
Dude. Enough of this bullshit. My publicist did NOT say anything about our break up. They got that shit from someone on YOUR end. Don’t put that shit on me. I was the one that wanted to keep everything private. And you know that! I’m not gonna take blame for shit I didn’t do. NOW, PLEASE LEAVE ME ALONE.

Steve-O:
I don’t have a publicist. And nobody on my end would fuck with me like that. My advice is to ask Garver to pull your career out of the fire. He’s the only one who can, and he’s not a liar. Good luck. Game over.

Kat; and ps. My career is not on fire.
Steve-O: Right, it’s not “on fire”, it’s “cooling down” quick…
Kat: STOP TEXTING ME.
Steve-O: Two words. DANNY WAY…

Nowhere in that correspondence did Kat deny that she did, in fact, write that hateful message, and hand it,
herself, to Chris Garver. She cheated on her husband with me, Bam, Carolla, Ville Vallo, my friend, Bryan Gillooly, and God-only-knows who else. And she’s on record lying about alot of things. I don’t care, I’ve moved on now. I’m a happily married Family Man….

 

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Kanye's Tour Dates



Kanye West Announces American "Glow In The Dark" Tour Dates

Kanye West has announced the dates and venues for his recently announced Glow In The Dark Tour featuring Rihanna, Lupe Fiasco and N.E.R.D.

The tour will start out on April 16 in Seattle stopping in California, Washington, Atlanta and Chicago before winding up in Calgary on 30 May.

Kanye and friends are also set to take to the stage at Madison Square Garden in New York on May 13.

Rihanna is set to appear on all but 3 dates. According to Def Jam the R&B sensation is set to miss dates between April 24 and April 26, although they didn’t reveal any reasoning.

Here is a full list of American Glow In The Dark Tour dates according to Def Jam Records :
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Also, this is totally unrelated but a member here is absolutely CRAZY and is participating in the Polar Plunge. (BRR MAN BRR! No WAY am I jumping in freezing water!) Kyle is asking for donations for the project whose proceeds support the Special Olympics which is an amazing cause. If you have some extra bucks and want to help go here:

http://www.active.com/donate/polarplungeMTP2008/KCharla

He is so close to the goal but I know we can push him over the edge.

And if you complain about this being posted you have no heart. There was so much positivity in the Make a Wish post I thought you all would appreciate this :)
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New Releases

This week's new CD and DVD Releases. They will officially be in stores and online tomorrow 2/19.





  • A Cursive Memory "Changes"
  • Atlas Sound "Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel"
  • American Music Club "The Golden Age"
  • Apes (new singer: Breck Brunson) "Ghost Games"
  • Arson Anthem (supergroup featuring Pantera's Philip H. Anselmo, Hank Williams III, Eyehategod's Mike Williams and Collin Yeo) "Arson Anthem [EP]"
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      Not a big release week. The Janet Jackson release is a single. If you care anything about Metal, Arson Anthem is a new project with Pantera's Phil Anselmo and Hank Williams III. Ascension of the Watchers is a project featuring Burton C. Bell from Fear Factory.. And Kingdom of Sorrow is Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta
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Matthew McConaughey for D&G






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made him bathe!!! And Matthew McConaughey looks pretty good.  He even has a shirt on for most of the ad!!!


Those D&G ads we saw being filmed  a few months ago turned out pretty good. Maybe his baby-mamma is a good influence on him?

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Paris' Skankariffic Party Train Rolls On



Professional partier Paris Hilton isn't taking any sick days this month. Paris was at The Bank at the Bellagio in Las Vegas last night, flailing about on stage in what appears to be some type of therapeutic swaying.



The night before, she was trashing it up with the Pussycat Dolls, doing her best impression of Rihanna in a dominatrixesque getup, then splashing around in a giant martini glass like Miz Dita Von Teese.

Paris -- she's an original.

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New York Magazine-Heath Ledger's Double Life

This is in the same issue as that skank Lindsay 



Untitled Heath Ledger Project)

In which the protagonist dies mysteriously, and the audience analyzes his final days for clues to his real character.

By Tuesday afternoon, we knew all about Heath Ledger. He’d been found in Mary-Kate Olsen’s apartment, naked on the floor, wreathed in pills, dead of apparent suicide. By Tuesday evening, he’d been found under the covers, in his own home, with the pills prescribed and in bottles. By Wednesday, he’d been alive until at least noon, when the maid heard him snoring. The masseuse who found him called Olsen once—no, three times—before dialing 911. Olsen’s bodyguards arrived before the EMTs. No, they arrived before the cops. A rolled-up $20 with drugs on it was by the bed. No, the bill was clean.

 

The sad, surreal story of Heath Ledger’s death was being written in real time, on a 24-hour news cycle, with digital cameras and RSS feeds. Television-news crews, online videographers, and cell-phone “citizen journalists” were participating in a dreamlike spectacle that was in its way more grotesque than the Hollywood Babylon tableau in Ledger’s apartment: Nearly 300 strangers on Broome Street, filming the removal of a body bag. One hundred more outside an Upper East Side funeral home, a scrum of cameras around a wooden box—all looking straight at each other.

 

According to Google News, there were 24,267 stories about Heath Ledger in the three weeks following his death. But for all the intensive coverage, there was no cohesive narrative. Two diverging accounts of his last months in New York were vying against each other—Ledger the saint and Ledger the sinner. An inconclusive autopsy allowed the conflicting reports to fester for weeks, with members of each contingent trotting out their theories and prophesying the results of the coming toxicology report that would surely prove them right.

 

“Don’t write one of these disgusting stories,” a Hollywood agent had warned me, after attesting to Ledger’s kindness, beauty, sensitivity, humility, and sobriety. A non-disgusting story would presumably reflect the innumerable accounts I heard of Ledger’s sweet nature, his immense talent, his love of Matilda—and make frequent mentions of Pellegrino water and Diet Coke.

 

A disgusting story would be like the one published by the U.K. tabloid the Sun the day after Ledger’s death, quoting Rebecca White, a 33-year-old former assistant to Naomi Campbell who claimed to have seen Ledger doing drugs. “The first time I met him, at Puff Daddy’s house in Los Angeles, Heath asked Naomi for cocaine,” she said. “At another party in Paris, Heath took at least six Ecstasy pills, popped them in his mouth all at once, and swigged them with a bottle of Champagne.”

 

As it happens, White, who was also a key witness to Kate Moss’s drug use when a video of the model snorting cocaine surfaced in 2005, seems to be the source for many accounts of Ledger’s Bunyanesque consumption. Her interview with the Sun was picked up by the Australian Daily Telegraph and Courier Mail and other papers. Then, in an interview with England’s Daily Mail, White elaborated, claiming that Ledger’s drug use had recently spiraled out of control because he was afraid of losing custody of his daughter and adding this striking comment about Ledger’s former fiancée, Michelle Williams: “Heath was an Adonis and she was dowdy and not in his league—career-wise or looks-wise—and no one could understand why they got together.” That version of the story was picked up by dozens of other publications, not to mention those to which she spoke anonymously as a “member of Ledger’s entourage.” She also offered to provide information to New York for a stipulated fee of $1,500 (an offer that was declined).

 

Whatever the sources—“friends,” “clubgoers,” “insiders”—such stories were spreading as fast as Ledger’s publicist Mara Buxbaum could deny them. By the last week in January, it seemed that there had been two Heath Ledgers living in New York. One, a chaste, sober, unkempt choirboy who bought his daughter organic breakfast sausages at the Gourmet Garage. The other, a womanizing, drug-hoovering rake last seen by, yes, “a clubgoer,” dancing at the Beatrice Inn “in a ski mask with holes cut out at the eyes and mouth and a hood over his head.” The debate over his last few months was about his legacy, about which kind of fallen star he would be: tragic hero (James Dean) or self-destructive burnout (River Phoenix). More than that, it was about what kind of person he was—loving or noncommittal, open or secretive, good father or careless lout, true or false. His cause of death, it seemed, would somehow define the meaning of his life.

 

Strolling down Smith Street with Michelle and baby Matilda, Ledger had been the most attractive advertisement that young, urban parenthood had had in years: a stubbly boho in lank hair, cord jacket, and scruffy boots; a member of the neighborhood-preservation committee; a doting father who brought Matilda to Book Court and Bar Tabac and made his only tabloid appearances in Us Weekly’s “Just Like Us” section, as another happy, semi-washed stay-at-home dad. “I didn’t want to raise my child in Hollywood,” he had said. And so it seemed that the preternaturally wise 26-year-old had discerned the exact spiritual and geographic antipode to the Viper Room: a brownstone in Boerum Hill

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Jimmy / Paramore Dates Announced!



 



Jimmy Eat World and Paramore have announced the routing of a U.S.

co-headline tour scheduled to kick off April 1st. Said Jimmy Eat World

singer Jim Adkins, “We’re very excited for the upcoming tour with

Paramore. We got to know them last December while playing festivals

together. They put on a great show and we think it’s going to be an

awesome bill.” Adds Hayley Williams (Paramore), “If it all ends tomorrow,

we will be happy knowing that we go a tour with the band that gave us a

reason to play music.”

Recently hailed by Blender as “the Judd Apatow of pop-punk,” Jimmy Eat

World have already shifted their new year into high gear, as the band is

in the midst of an international headline tour that includes the UK,

Europe and Japan. 2007 saw the release of Chase This Light, which

Entertainment Weekly called “a masterclass in hard rocking for the

soft-hearted”. Executive produced by Butch Vig, Chase This Light features

the singles “Always Be” and the chart-topping “Big Casino”, which Rolling

Stone described as “an exhilarating seize-what’s-left-of-the-day anthem.”

Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore has toured nearly nonstop for

over three years, most recently selling out a major headline tour of North

America. Their sophomore album “RIOT!” has gone on to sell over 700,000

units and has been certified RIAA gold. The album features the

breakthrough hit singles, “Misery Business” and “Crushcrushcrush”, both

Top 5 at Modern Rock radio and on MTV, FUSE, MTV2, and MTVu. The band has

received coast-to-coast acclaim with a recent Grammy nomination for “Best

New Artist” as well as with a variety of national publications.

Alternative Press recently hailed Paramore as “Band of the Year” on the

cover of their February issue while Revolver called “RIOT!” “a masterful

mix of springy drum beats, crisp guitar hooks, and (Williams?) girlish

snarl.” Spin praised the album for its “arena- rocking potential.”

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Avril Lavigne Says "No one has it as hard as Britney"



Avril Lavigne has been known to be a big Britney Spears critic but now the pop/punk princess is feeling sorry for the once-pop princess and her situation with the paparazzi.

"No one else has it as hard as Britney,"
23-year-old Lavigne tells Maxim magazine. "I feel bad for her. How does she even think with all those flashbulbs?"

Lavigne, who is also being pursued by paparazzi, recounts her own paparazzi run-ins.

"When I'm being followed, everything's thrown off. They run red lights. They cause accidents. She can't even walk to her car. F*****g stalkers!"

Lavigne had been notorious with the paparazzi. There was an incident when she was caught on film spitting on a cam crew after they relentlessly followed her.

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5 New Janet Tracks From 'Discipline'

This blog:

http://freshmuz.blogspot.com/

Has 5 new Janet tracks off her new album 'Discipline' streaming in the player

The tracks are:
'2nite'
'Rollercoaster' - The best one, has to be a single!
'So Much Better'
'The 1 (Featuring Missy Elliott)'
'Greatest X'

Also the whole album is up to sample on Amazon's digital player:

http://www.amazon.com/Discipline/dp/B001455OGK/janetxone06-20/ref=sr_1_19?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1203212465&sr=1-19

sounds like a hot album!

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Ro hates Lutfi.





I want to know so bad what Ro and Sam have talked about. What he's said to her to make him think that he's a bad guy. Brit, listen to RoRo baby!

Also..notice how they misspelled Lutfi. Just remember it rhymes with Slutfi people!


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Joe Jonas Hates Miley Cyrus




Gossip about a Jonas Brothers / Miley Cyrus feud has been swirling. Twist magazine, reports that tension was more real than ever at recent NYC event. When a reporter asked the JBs a question about Miley, Joe shocked everyone by responding:

"That's a question for Miley, how about a Jonas question?"

Joe was really upset. When the Jonas Brothers started touring solo, people said they were mad that Miley got all of the attention. To top it off, Nick and Miley's relationship went downhill..

..When the JBs were asked about their separate tour from Miley, Kevin responded:

"We wanted to play small, intimate venues instead of big arenas."

Still, Miley claims she misses touring with them, saying, 'They're my BFFs'. So the feud is still up in the air. Do you think the Jonas Brothers are jealous of the attention Miley is getting, or they thankful for being included on her tour?


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10. Ally Hilfiger - Before "Laguna Beach," in 2003 "Rich Girls" ruled the MTV privileged kid reality slot. Ally and her then friend, Jaime Gleicher, had every aspect of their Manhattan lives featured. During its only season, the daughter of famed designer Tommy claimed her father invented Cargo pants. Since the show wrapped, she's visited rehab, but also recently had an art exhibit at the Chelsea Art Museum.

9. Stavros Niarchos III - The grandson of shipping tycoon Stavros Niarchos, who was a rival of Aristotle Onassis, is best known for dating Paris Hilton, Mary-Kate Olsen (also both further down this list) and Lindsay Lohan. But he's made the news on his own merit too — he once paid a homeless man to pour a drink over his head (just for fun).

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JoJo Spotted Out & About Last Week New York City + Album News


Interscope Records has signed a joint-venture agreement with a new imprint called Streamline Records, Billboard has learned.

Under the terms of the agreement, Interscope will provide promotion, marketing and distribution for the multigenre label. Established and headed by producer/songwriter Vincent Herbert, Streamline has already signed five acts.

Herbert, a North Jersey native, signed and produced pop singer JoJo under the Da Family/Blackground/Universal banner. Still in his 20s, he has remixed and produced tracks for Aaliyah, Toni Braxton, Destiny's Child and Whitney Houston. He will continue collaborating with JoJo, who is slated to start work on her next album in January.
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Little fun fact: She was the one originally offered the role of Hannah Montana
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Marky Ramone Condoms? Sure, Why Not?

Warning: The use of Marky Ramone condoms may result in an increase in speed and an endurance time of two minutes or less.
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Did you know that last week was National Condom Week? (Not that the other 51 weeks shouldn't be spent with the safety and security of your crotch area in mind.) To commemorate this special occasion, onetime Ramones drummer Marky Ramone has teamed with safe sex education company Ready Two Go to unveil a series of "safer sex kits" to help promote the "cool, hip" (and, of course, disease-free) way to make your blitzkrieg bop and your gabba gabba hey.

What do you get with each kit, you hesitantly inquire? Why, a couple jimmy hats, some lube, and an STD resource card, packed in a discreet Marky Ramone-themed tin with the motto "Too Tuff to Break" emblazoned on top. Available in black or silver! And, as Ready Two Go reminds us, the tins are easily refillable with "coins, pills, cigarettes, stash, mints, gum."

Added bonus: Every 1,000th customer wins a free pair of Marky Ramone signature drum sticks! And 10% of net proceeds go to CitiWide Harm Reduction.

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Will Britney's S.O.S. Be Heard In Court Tomorrow?

That's what we're hearing!

An X17 source tells us that Commissioner Scott Gordon has apparently "had it" with the large number of ex-parte hearings called in the Britney case - they're not normal. Tomorrow's 8:30 a.m. hearing (Brit herself is not expected to appear) will consolidate a number of issues. 

Also, Britney's lawyers Trope and Trope - who are arguing for Brit even though they're on their way out - will make a motion to revert to the September '07 order, which would give back Britney and ex-husband Kevin Federline 50-50 custody of their two boys. We also hear Trope and Trope will request a gag order. 

Britney's been recently talking with her new attorney, Jon Eardley, telling him: "I want my life back." 

Via his spokesman Michael Sands, Eardley tells us that "the conservatorship is radically oppressive and unnecessary."
In the paperwork filed by Eardley last Thursday, the documents point out Brit's "deprivation of civil rights." This includes the following:
- Britney not being allowed "a single hearing before the court" - Not being able to "access counsel of her choosing and to meet with her counsel in a private meeting"
- Being "denied the right to associate freely with her friends" - which also includes no telephone calls, no driving nor the right "to receive and send mail"
- And lastly, "she has been denied the right to her finances."

That's quite a lot to have taken away, don't ya think? 

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Miley Cyrus can't keep a secret!



Miley Cyrus says that she can’t keep a secret … at all!

“I don’t keep secrets because I’m no good at it,” Miley recently revealed to J-14 magazine. “I have a big mouth. If you were my friend, I’d tell you not to tell me a secret, like who you have a crush on. Because you’d come over to my house and someone there would say something like, ‘Oh my gosh, I cannot believe you like him!‘”

One of Miley’s BFFs works at Smoothie King and was crushin’ on her manager and Miley couldn’t help but spill the news to her mom, Tish.

“The next time my friend walked in the door, my mom said, ‘I had no idea that you like him! I am best friends with his mother! I will totally talk to her for you.’ I was like, ‘Oh no, mom, please stop.. she’s going to kill me!’ So I stopped asking secrets. Don’t tell me. I don’t want to know.”

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Jamie Lynn Spears is waiting on her mom so that she can find out the sex of the baby! Are you thinking boy or girl?

Supposedly Lynne Spears is headed back to Louisiana to Jamie Lynn. It’s about time, as Jamie is getting bored…

“Jamie (is) just hanging out with friends and cousins, mostly cousin Laura Lynn, who’s twenty-six” a Spears family insider tells Life & Style. “Jamie Lynn wants to go to the doctor to find out the baby’s sex, but because Lynne had to leave to help with Britney, Jamie Lynn had to postpone it. She wants to wait until her mother can be there with her.”

She may need her mother now more than ever, says psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow, who does not treat the star. “It’s a big hurdle to be sixteen and pregnant and separated geographically from your family,” Dr. Ablow tells Life & Style. “At a time when she needs a real safety net under her, there isn’t a lot of safety.”

And traveling with Lynne to LA was not an option. “Jamie Lynn really wanted to be able to go to LA,” says the insider close to the Spears family, “but her parents told her no. They didn’t want her to be around the craziness. Lynne told her, ‘There’s nothing you can do here anyway.’”

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BREAKING NEWS!: The Sun is full of shit.



SINGER Lily Allen has been axed as the face and figure of sexy lingerie firm Agent Provocateur.

Lily, 22 — snapped in a corset and stockings with a whip — is said to be “gutted”.

The star, who recently had a miscarriage, had gone through tough gym sessions to take over from Kate Moss in a new ad campaign.

A source said: “She’s really proud of her new figure.”

Lily was ditched in a row between the £60 million firm’s bosses Joe Corré, 40, and Serena Rees, 39, who are divorcing.

Serena picked Lily but creative boss Joe — son of designer Vivienne Westwood— vetoed the move.

The source said: “Serena loves Lily and thinks she’s young and sassy.

“But Joe wasn’t keen and canned all the pictures.”

It’s another blow for Lily who recently split from lover Ed Simons and got disappointing ratings for her BBC3 show.

Agent Provocateur said the photos may still be used in a magazine editorial, adding: “We haven’t made any decisions.”

But a pal said: “Lily was told she’d be the face of a new campaign. This feels like a big demotion.”

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At no point was Lily ever confirmed by any source as the face of Agent Provocateur. The firm in fact flatly denied the claims as Vahina Giocante was in fact confirmed to be the new face of the campaign. Lily did however do a shoot for GQ in January. Good going, Gordon Smart! Obviously a worthy successor to the repulsive Victoria Newton.

Edit- And yes, of course I was being sarcastic about the "breaking news". In other news, the sky is blue!
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Natalie Portman Likes it Hot and Spicy



A hipster-looking Natalie Portman leaves Benares Restaurant in Berkeley Square through the side entrance in London on Monday night.

Food from Benares Restaurant - all of which is Halaal - incorporates dishes and ingredients from all corners of India.

Natalie is in town to promote her new film The Other Boleyn Girl, costarring Eric Bana and Scarlett Johansson.

Handbag by Chanel, shoes by Converse.
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A year after her buzz cut seen around the world, Britney Spears's Feb. 16, 2007, antics continue to affect the two owners whose stores she visited that night.

"It was a major disruption in my life," says Esther Tognozzi, owner of Esther's Salon, where Spears shaved her head. "I have tourists come by from other countries, and we keep the door locked since people try and sneak in to take pictures or sit in the chair she sat in."

Tognozzi no longer answers her salon phone (due to the high volume of media calls as well as pranksters) and was forced to hire a lawyer when people started posting Web sites in her name, pretending to pawn off Spears's hair.

"They were using my identity," Tognozzi says, "Talk about an invasion of privacy. I got a little glimpse of her world, and it makes me feel bad for her."

Having been in business for 25 years, Tognozzi has a loyal clientele, and she prefers to take on new customers on via referrals. Still, she will get the occasional fan.

"This idiot came by the other day, and he makes a buzz gesture and asks to get a haircut," she explains. "He said he had come all the way from Canada."

Awaiting Britney's Return

Still in possession of Spears's hair and the buzzer used that fateful night, Tognozzi says she is only waiting for the pop star to retrieve the items herself.

"People offered me quite a bit to buy it, especially in the first 48 hours since they wanted to drug test it," she says. "But it would be nice if she came back and collected it."

Tognozzi is hoping her discretion will pay off for the Etchmiadzin Children's Fund, an Armenian orphanage she works with. "Maybe she'll give me a check to help the orphanage," she muses.

Trouble at Tattoo Parlor

While Tognozzi has her share of pranksters, Dave Rothburgh, the owner of Body and Soul Tattoo in Sherman Oaks, where Spears went after her haircut for two tattoos (a black, white, and pink cross on her hip and red lips on her wrist), had to deal with a more dangerous audience.

"We had stalkers and people calling with death threats," Rothburgh remembers of the months after Spears's visit, "They would leave nasty messages, like, 'We're gonna kill you! How could you do that!"

Chuckling at the thought of doing "$10 million in Spears tattoos", Rothburgh was taken aback, and relieved, by the lack of interest. "We were surprised that we only had one or two people asking for the Britney Spears lips. But even those people do it as a joke, not because they idolize her."

Now, things are pretty much back to business as usual. He says, "You get all the hoopla for a few months, then nobody really cares." Still, Rothburgh admits, "We did have a BBC crew in last week who wanted to look around."

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Who else has not seen this photo before?

lilo at raw?

So I was looking at WWE website to find out what happened last night and on the front page i came across this... sorry the pics are so small...it had to snippet them from the website


 




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PLENTY OF ROOM TO STRETCH



Following an opening that broke all-time records in terms unsold tickets, actress Paris Hilton attends a screening of The Hottie & The Nottie at The Brenden Theatres in The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Sunday.



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Early video of Stacy Keibler in a booty-shaking bikini contest


 

Former WWE and WCW Diva Stacy Keibler made a huge reputation in professional wrestling showing people her spectacular ASSets. The leggy native of Baltimore, Maryland stole an entire season of Dancing With The Stars, and has been making appearances in Hollywood and Las Vegas ever since.
 
We uncovered some fantastic footage of Stacy sexually shaking her ASSets at a bikini contest before she broke into wrestling. This is in her days as a Baltimore Ravens cheerleader. We love the fact Stacy hikes up her shorts to give the viewer a clear full shot of her shaking her moneymaker.
 
We think Stacy should dance like this much more often! 

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Actress Sienne Miller Strikes Him Out!!!

Derek Strikes Out
Posted Mon. Feb. 18, 2008 8:29pm by Jana Winter

Derek Jeter spent his last weekend of freedom before flying to Tampa for spring training just as we'd hoped he would: living it up in Hollywood, hitting up day spas - and hitting on movie stars. Mariah Carey's ex was seen Friday night at Villa, trying in vain to hit on Sienna Miller, an insider at the club tells PageSix.com.

Sienna was with actor Scott Speedman and a few other people, and wanted nothing to do with the pin-striped playboy. "Derek was trying to flirt with Sienna Miller but she didn't know who he was and could have cared less," our spy reports. "Also, he asked that people not smoke cigarettes near him."

Hmm... so our favorite major league ladies' man struck out. Perhaps next time he should consult the scouting reports: Sienna has a serious boyfriend, Rhys Ifans, who she just came back from Mexico with, making her just a bit of a long shot.
As it turns out, Derek's on-field game was called into question the very next day, when he was declared (suspiciously, in Boston) the worst fielding shortstop in baseball.

We caught up with him Saturday in West Hollywood, where he seemed to be recovering rather well from both affronts. The Yankee captain even fielded questions about his future acting career, and he couldn't have been more charming.

When he was asked, "Are we going to see you in movies after your baseball's done?" Derek quipped, "Movies?" pausing to crack that famous megawatt smile. "I gotta act like a shortstop," he said, lau

http://www.pagesix.com/story/derek strikes out






I have no idea who the girls are.
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SNL gets an Obama

SNL reportedly hires two new castmembers

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From TheEnvelope.com:
Casey Wilson has been added to the cast. She's a performer from UCB-LA and is very, very funny.

In addition to Casey Wilson, it appears that Donald Glover will also be joining the cast. They really needed a good Barack Obama impersonator, and he will fit the role well. He is a writer for "30 Rock", member of the Upright Citizens Brigade and has been featured on Conan's show many times.

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LATINA HEART THROB COMMENTS ON HER CONTROVERSIAL FETISH VIDEO


 

Shelly Martinez aka Salinas in TNA (and Ariel in WWE-ECW) has commented on her controversial DVD (SHELLY DVD ) in which the busty Latina vixen discussed her role in the new release.

"First of all, I will admit I’m kind of like, I’m very feminine and girly, but at the same time I’m kind of like a guy’s guy’s kind of chick, meaning I’m pretty open minded to things." Shelly stated, "And who doesn’t love porn? I’ll admit it, who cares? But, there’s a huge difference … HUGE … between doing fetish and porn. It’s so funny and very interesting to me that tons of people are thinking that because I did this fetish video with Jewel De’Nyle, who is pretty well known in the porn community, are thinking that I’m gonna get pretty hardcore, and you know what? It was fun, there’s lots of naughtiness, but as far as hardcore, not so much. I’ll keep that for me and a gentleman friend of my choice in private." 

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CBS SURVIVOR'S AMI CUSACK'S UNCENSORED GIRL-ON-GIRL KISS FROM THE HEYMAN HUSTLE!


 

TODAY The UK Sun proudly launched its latest groundbreaking video concept – The Heyman Hustle.

Created by professional wrestling visionary Paul Heyman, the Hustle is Paul’s first project since his dramatic departure from the WWE over a year ago.

Speaking to us this morning, a very excited Heyman raved: “This is the story of a mad scramble to make a deadline when everything goes wrong before the very episode is shot.

“It shows some larger than life personalities, but also the genuine human beings behind those personas.

“I'm really proud of it.” 

Of course, the hottest part is the fact Heyman got CBS Survivor Ami Cusack (who did a memorable Playboy spread in 1996) to perform a hot and heavy make out session with rock n roll wild child Flicka Smith on the streets of NYC.

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Source and more hot pics: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/wrestling/heyman/article815332.ece

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Calgary Flames Prospect dies suddenly at 19



Family Day was supposed to be fun and relaxing for the Windsor Spitfires. Instead of practising, the players were scheduled to appear at the Windsor Arena throughout the afternoon and skate leisurely with friends and fans of the OHL team.

Spitfires captain Mickey Renaud, 19, had decided to have a few teammates over to his family home in Tecumseh, Ont., for breakfast before heading to the arena known affectionately as the Barn.

But in the midst of an enjoyable morning, something went horribly wrong. Renaud began convulsing, then passed out. An ambulance was called while efforts were made to revive the stricken teen.

By the time he was taken to the Windsor Regional Hospital, it was too late. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound centre was gone and a family, a team and corners of the hockey world were thrust into mourning.

"We're in a state of shock," said Tom Webster, a family friend who twice coached the Spitfires and was responsible for getting the NHL's Calgary Flames to draft Renaud in the fifth round in 2007. "I don't know how to describe it. Just seeing the guys at the rink, the staff, everyone in the organization, it's really difficult to deal with. … I feel just like I lost a son."

Spitfires team physician Roy Diklich outlined Monday's medical efforts in a statement that said Renaud was "absent of vital signs" when the player reached hospital. "All attempts were made at resuscitations and were unsuccessful at the emergency room."

According to a family contact, an autopsy was planned for last night to try to learn what happened to the seemingly healthy young man renowned for his character as much as his ability to play hockey.

Renaud was in his third season with the Spitfires and beginning to assert himself as a leader.

It was that trait that had the Flames looking fondly to the future.

"He was a guy who gave you a little of everything — penalty killing, he could play on the power play, he could hit," Flames scout Todd Button said. "The thing that struck me was his leadership, especially with a young team. He got the job done."

Moe Mantha, who signed Renaud to play for the Spitfires, recalled Renaud's smarts, how good he was with and without the puck. Mantha said he could tell Renaud came from a hockey family.

"He was a very good athlete in very good shape and we were looking for that to help turn things around," Mantha said. "I met with his mom and dad before training camp. The apple didn't fall far from the tree. They're a first-class, genuine family. I feel so badly for them."

Mark Renaud played 152 games in the NHL, most of them with the Hartford Whalers, as a solid defenceman. Mark's brother, Chris, played in the AHL and was coached by Webster.

"I can't say enough good things about this young man," Webster said of Mickey. "I compare him to Adam Graves. In '88, we went to the Memorial Cup with Adam. Mickey could have been that way next year or maybe this year. He always came to the rink with a smile on his face."

Renaud's death was felt in Uniondale, where New York Islanders head coach Ted Nolan, whose son, Jordan, plays for the Spitfires, wasn't behind the bench for the first period when his team played the San Jose Sharks. Nolan needed time to talk to his son and compose himself.

"He was my son's teammate and good friend, and it was tragic," Nolan said. "Sometimes there are a lot more important things than a hockey game."

The Spitfires are supposed to play host to the Plymouth Whalers on Thursday. There was no news Monday whether the game will be played and when a memorial service for Renaud will be held.

"I'd like to go pay my respects," said former teammate Mitch Maunu, who now plays for Lakehead University. "To hear about him passing, it's heartbreaking. He was such a great guy, so full of life and energy. He had so much in front of him.

"It's incomprehensible [that he's gone], that's the best word to describe it."

Renaud had attended the Flames' training camp last September and had scored 21 goals and 20 assists in 56 games this OHL season. He was in the lineup on Sunday when Windsor defeated Owen Sound 4-1.

SOURCE: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080218.wrenaud0218/BNStory/Sports/columnists

How incredibly sad, I can't imagine the family's heartbreak.
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The Pot Calling the Kettle Crack



I typically wouldn’t give a damn what Shitney Spears has to say, but since she’s talking ish about B, I know some folks would love to hear it. Sources are reporting about her comments about the Grammy night’s performers, and all the ish talking she had for Beyonce and Amy Winehouse:

About Beyonce’s widely acclaimed duet with Tina Turner, Britney reportedly quipped, “Too bad she can’t dance as good as Tina –who’s old enough to be her grandmother!”

Even though Amy Winehouse looked sober and clean, the former princess of pop reportedly said of Winehouse’s much-anticipated performance via satellite from London, “Look at her! Look how stoned she is! She is so obviously stoned!”


She also clowned B on how much she “tossed her hair” during the duet. Seriously? That grammar school education and mentality is really shining through right now. I’m just going to blame all this cattiness on one of her multiple personalities who forgot about that foolywang material she calls her 2007 VMA performance, her crackish ways, and her weave. B*tch please Britney.

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McCartney's Plea to Rihanna

Beatles legend Paul McCartney is praying R+B star Rihanna performs his favourite song at the upcoming Brit Awards. MCCartney will receive the prize for Outstanding Contribution to Music at Wednesday's (20Feb08) ceremony and insists the only thing that will make his night even more memorable is to see Rihanna belt out her hit single Umbrella.

The 65-year-old has appealed to the singer to make sure she chooses his preferred track on the night. He says, "I hope she doesn't sing something else. That would be the one we would all want to hear. "I love that song and I wouldn't like her to do another. So please Rihanna, hear my plea."

MCCartney's in luck - Rihanna is slated to duet with British band Klaxons, who are planning on giving her 2007 smash hit an interesting new sound.


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the fact that she's boning my future husband is really making it hard for me to love her =/

Inside Madonna's 50th Birthday Bash



Fifty has never looked so fabulous!

Madonna celebrated her 50th birthday Saturday at a trendy London club Volstead.

"It was a small party," a source confirms to PEOPLE. "A private event for her close family and friends. It was low key."

And despite lingering rumors of marital strife, the elaborate bash was organized by her husband Guy Ritchie.

"She looks better now than she ever has done," her director husband told the 90 gathered guests, according to Britain's The Sun. "I'm so proud. I love her so much."

Highlights of the evening, which had people dancing til 3 a.m. included Madonna's daughter Lourdes serenading her on the piano and illusionist David Blaine performing card tricks.

Later, as the deejay blasted the singer's greatest hits, she hit the dancefloor with Lourdes and sons Rocco and David.

But it was back to business Sunday morning, when the pop star was spotted heading to the gym for her usual daily workout.

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Craig Ferguson bests Conan O'Brien -- or does he?

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CBS' "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" won a week against NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" for the first time ever, but there's a catch.

"Late Late Show" averaged 1.85 million viewers for the week ending February 8, compared with 1.8 million viewers for "Late Night," according to Nielsen Media Research.

But the ratings win comes with a Super Tuesday asterisk. NBC pointed out that it happened only because CBS was able to drop Tuesday's ratings from the week's average. CBS said Tuesday's "Late Late Show" aired with "an amended title" because of its Super Tuesday election coverage. NBC said that for 18 of the past 20 weeks, Tuesday's episode of "Late Late Show" was its lowest-rated of the week.

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Rachael Ray "Too Tired" to Have Kids

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Rachael Ray won't be starting a family anytime soon.
"I'm too tired," Ray, 39, says in a new interview with Extra. "I feel like I’m a bad mom to my dog... I have five jobs, and I just don’t think I could take on the biggest job of being a parent."
She also brushed off recent tabloid reports that she's had plastic surgery.
"I really laughed at the one that said I had a brow lift," she says. "Do you really think if somebody gave me a week off I would spend it under a knife and if I was going to cut something off, don't you think it'd be my butt and not my forehead?”
For now, Ray is content with her looks, she says, as well as her marriage to entertainment lawyer John Cusimano.
"The first couple of times I got angry and then I got upset and now I just laugh," Ray says of rumors they're having marital trouble. "I mean, what else are you going to do?"
For more on Ray, watch tonight's Extra (check local listings).


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Jamie Lynn partied while mom was with Britney.



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  With her mother in L.A. to be near Britney, Jamie Lynn Spears took advantage of her freedom and threw a party!

The pregnant teen invited Casey Aldridge, the boy she says is her baby's father, and a bunch of friends over to Serenity, her mom Lynne's Kentwood, La., mansion, for a Super Bowl bash.

Shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Feb. 3, a Jeep SUV with Ole Miss University and Delta Delta Delta sorority decals on the back window pulled up to Serenity's gates and five college age women got out
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“They were all laughing. They looked really happy and excited to be at the house, like they hadn't seen Jamie Lynn in a while,” says a witness.


Earlier in the day, the Zoey 101 star (carefully hiding her bump under a baggy sweatshirt) drove with Casey, 18, on a 35-minute trek to McComb, Miss., to shop at a Wal-Mart Supercenter — even though there's one much closer to Kentwood, in Amite, La. A source speculates that the couple may have gone out of their way because the McComb store sells alcohol on Sundays. "Maybe one of them has a fake ID."

Jamie-Lynn says: Oops I did it again


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Reese Witherspoon on Leno

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Reese Witherspoon wears a cute little LBD to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday night.

The 31-year-old actress rattled off a lot of the TV shows she keeps up with: Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View,