Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel
also, Katy Perry and Lily Allen
She doesn't hate gays, here is proof (the long haired one is her "bff"):
She is possibly not gay, because she could possibly be dating this guy (Travis McCoy from Gym Class Heroes):
but i say possibly because of the photographic evidence that follows:
Shawty Lo began his set with a video package detailing his escape from an inept FBI agent who curiously resembled his rival T.I.
The amusing video featured the agent getting punched to the floor by his female superior for failing to capture Lo.
Shawty Lo made it a point to bring out a host of Bankhead artists to solidify his claim as “King of Bankhead,” the legendary west side neighborhood of Atlanta.
D4L, D.G. Yola, and Dem Franchize Boyz all made appearance during the set and performed signature tracks from their catalogues.
Ludacris also made an appearance to perform his verse off the “Dey Know Remix.”
The biggest statement to T.I. was Shawty Lo’s big screen photo which read “A New King is Born,” an obvious challenge to T.I.’s title of “King of the South.”
T.I. headlined the show and made numerous references to “haters” who continue running their mouths about him.
Showing his own support, TIP brought out rising star B.O.B. to perform his regional hit “Haters Everywhere We Go.”
T.I. returned Lo’s earlier jabs by abruptly stopping a song, shouting out “Get, Get, Get It!” and doing a mock Shawty Lo dance to “oohs” from the sold out crowd.
Feeling he had made his point, the “King of South” shouted out Bankhead, that he owns Atlanta, and that “This is my Birthday Bash! I own this sh*t!”
T.I. and Shawty Lo have not commented further on the show at press time.
I still luv Luda and Fiddy but Shawty Lo needs to DIAF. He ain't the king of anything.
"At the moment, I think Canada's music scene is absolutely amazing," says Grammy-award winning Canadian songstress Tamia. "When I was growing up, I always felt like you had to go to the States to become famous. But now, Canadian artists can decide whether or not they want to go to the States - and if they decide to stay home, they can still have a great career."
Tamia knows first-hand the emotional difficulty of leaving home in order to pursue a career in the recording industry. She got an early start in the music business, moving from her home in Windsor, at the request of super producer Quincy Jones. Hand-picked by Jones, Tamia, crooned her way to stardom on You Put a Move on My Heart, the first single from the 1994 hit album Q's Jook Joint.
"Being away was difficult at first," she says. "But Quincy really taught me a lot about the industry and life. Early on he kept instilling the value of ownership; I mean he owns everything he does, and he kept telling me to keep that in mind. His lessons were something I remembered when I decided to venture out on my own."
Tamia's latest release, Between Friends, is wholly owned by Plus One Music Group, a record label that she founded and that works in partnership alongside her long-established publishing company.
"It took me a bit of time in the industry to realize that if you want to be the one who determines your image and you want to call the shots and be in control of your life, you have to be the boss," she admits. "I think it was just more of a natural progression for me. I've been in the industry since I was 17, and so I've really been directed and told what to do since then. But if you are ever in a position to own the thing which you are creating and be in control of your life, I think you have to go for it."
The constant support of her husband, NBA basketball player Grant Hill, has also helped to build strong family ties. Through devotion and commitment to their relationship, the two prominent figures have managed to maintain a solid bond in the midst of two very hectic schedules.
"Everybody always asks me how Grant and I do it, how do we maintain any kind of sanity with our busy schedules," she says. "My husband is in the NBA and he's travelling all the time, and with my career I'm always working. But we've figured out a system that works for us. Mind you, people forget that my husband is off for nearly half the year. There are literally months where we spend every day together, and then, by the time the season starts up again, we're both glad to give each other a little space!"
In 2005, Tamia was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an oftentimes debilitating disease that jeopardized the singer's career.
"A lot of people ask me whether I ever wanted to stop singing and performing after the diagnosis," she points out. "To be honest with you, I never entertained the thought of ending my career. I am a singer and a performer and I wasn't going to stop being myself because of this illness."
Fans of the entertainer couldn't be happier with her decision. Sales of Between Friends have beaten expectations and Tamia is working feverishly to maintain the disc's success.
"I try not to over-think life," she says. "I have goals, of course, but I really try to maintain a sense of balance. I think that the best thing that anyone can do is just learn to take things as they come."
Jon Sarpong is the Diversity Officer at Durham College and UOIT. He provides independent diversity training and consultation for various organizations. Contact Jon by e-mail at email@example.com.
okay, so i know this is from a 2004 album she did, but its a song that she wrote about grant...and i thought it was sweet
Laurie - a human being so lovely and bright that, in a troubled world, merely uttering his name feels like saying a prayer - has been displaying superlative, ground-level analysis of the swings-and-roundabouts nature of fame. “[Being famous means that] you can get a table in a restaurant,” he muses. “But then you've got to go past a line of people who can't get a table - and that's a bad feeling.” But he goes on inadvertently to blow the lid off what will, surely, become one of the big media talking-points of the year. “I've [been given] a Burger King Gold Card,” he said casually - an invention of which Celebrity Watch was previously wholly unaware, yet is now instantly consumed by the concept of.
Nugatory Google research reveals that the American chatshow host Jay Leno is also in possession of this Burger King Gold Card, and that possession of said card entitles one to an almost limitless supply of free burgers. But after that small snippet, nothing. No one else will speak of it - it is as though some manner of celebrity burger omertà has been declared.
It's clear, however, that a new high water mark of celebrity and power has been established. Those with a Burger King Gold Card are the new Bilderberg Group; the new illuminati; the new “people who are invited to Sir Elton John's parties”. This is the pinnacle. The sesame-seed bunicle. These are the Burger King of Kings.
I love how everyone is outraged at the use of "remains sexy while doing so." I didn't know it only applied to T.I posts. So I changed it.
Billie Piper is suffering cravings for Greek food during her first pregnancy. The former Doctor Who actress, 25, has enlisted actor husband Laurence Fox’s culinary skills to help satisfy her hunger pangs.
‘Billie is always hungry, so Laurence is cooking non-stop,’ a source tells me. ‘He’s doing moussakas, Greek salads and meze.’
The couple are 'over the moon' about their baby, due at New Year, around the time of their first wedding anniversary.
‘Laurence is working 24/7 to make Billie feel cared for. He wakes up during the night to check if she is OK,’ says a friend.
It’s a good job ITV has enlisted a body double for Billie’s flesh-baring scenes in the next series of Secret Diary Of A Call Girl.
" Sir Paul McCartney has been taking ballet tips from The Cheeky Girls. The Beatles legend attends the same East Sussex gym as Romanian pop twins Monica and Gabriela Irimia, and has been asking them for advice on how to improve his warm-up routine. Speaking at a party to celebrate Gabriela's engagement to MP Lembit Opik at London's Embassy Club, their mother Margit revealed: "The girls have met Sir Paul McCartney several times down their local gym in East Sussex. He has been utterly charming to them and they have seen him on the treadmill several times. "They have given him some advice on his stretching exercises as they are trained ballerinas." Margit also revealed she is hoping to persuade Bee Gees star Barry Gibb to help her daughters with their next album. Gabriela and Monica first found fame on UK reality TV show 'Popstars: The Rivals' in 2002. They later released their novelty hit single 'Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)', which was written by their mother. Despite following that up with three more top 10 singles, The Cheeky Girls have not had a song in the UK Top 40 singles chart since 'Cheeky Flamenco' in 2004. "
this is obviously fake, i mean really, the ridiculous shit the media comes up with. check your facts pr-inside, paul's been dead for almost 40 years. miss him already
and for extra cuteness
According to the report The "Zoey 101" star wants to name the baby girl "Cailynn" (pronounced Kay-Lynn) and Casey wants "Cassie", a derivative of his name, according to an insider. "Their ongoing battles have taken their toll on Jamie Lynn and have pushed her to a near-breaking point," the insider spilled to the magazine.
And what about those baby photos? According to the report Jamie Lynn's most recent wave of fighting with Casey, 19, centers on agreeing on a wedding date. "Casey wants to marry Jamie Lynn before the baby is born so he can have some control over the rights to the baby's first photos that will be sold. He wants to be in on any money deals that are made by Jamie Lynn and her mom," said the source.
The first news of the pregnancy was a blockbuster report from OK! Magazine and one would think that they have the baby pictures deal sealed up. Once the little one is born it will be interesting to see who gets the snaps.
Amy Winehouse continues to find performing sober a challenge — even when she's getting paid $2 million an hour.
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich offered the troubled Grammy winner that much to give a quick show Thursday at the opening of his girlfriend's art gallery in Moscow.
Winehouse took the bait. (She can use the cash, according to British reports, which claim she's been paying veteran inmates at a British jail to look after her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, while he awaits his assault trial.)
Tattooed Amy managed to get on a plane in London. But, a source tells us, when she arrived in Moscow "she was in no condition to appear."
Word is party organizers talked about finding a replacement to sing, but felt there wasn't enough time.
Winehouse was due to take the stage at 10:30 p.m. at The Garage, the gallery of Abramovich's 25-year-old love interest, Dasha Zhukova. The singer's handlers "spent two hours trying to pull her together," says the insider.
Around 12:30 a.m., Winehouse finally appeared, wobbling onto the stage down a red carpet lined with red lights, which guided her like a damaged aircraft down a runway.
Between restorative sips of Coke, Winehouse puffed on cigarettes, flung her lighter into the audience and tugged on her little dress, revealing to stageside fans that she wasn't wearing underwear(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!).
"I heard that her singing was a little sloppy," says the source, who caught up with the gallery crowd later at The Most, the hot Moscow club where the after-party was held. "But she still put on a terrific show."
Primetime schedule note: NBC moved up its series debut of Celebrity Family Feud to June 24 at 8p. The opening episode will feature a match between rapper/actor Ice T and his family versus Joan and Melissa Rivers and family, followed by singer/actress Raven-Symone and family(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) squaring off against Wayne Newton and family.
IMHO it should have been Raven and the CHEETAH GIRLS!!!! They are her TV family!!!!
This is the current lineup. I imagine more acts will be added over the next few weeks.
- Beck - The Black Crowes - The National - Spoon - Justice - TV on the Radio - Atmosphere - Sound Tribe Sector 9 - Cat Power - Tegan & Sara - Michael Franti & Spearhead - Hot Chip - The New Pornographers - X - Vampire Weekend - The Hives - Cold War Kids - Ghostland Observatory - Eagles of Death Metal - Spiritualized Antibalas - The Mother Hips - Man Man - Tokyo Police Club - Devotchka - The Night Marchers - MGMT - Does It Offend You, Yeah? - Del The Funky Homosapien - Foals - Nortec Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible - The Muslims - Dengue Fever - Sea Wolf - West Indian Girl - Chester French
2 day passes are currently on sale for $75- With the service fee it comes out to be $84.00. Not too bad when you think of how many bands.
And supposedly it is still going to be all ages this year, even though it is going to be Downtown again.
I am so excited!!! Spoon, T & S, The Hives & CWK are all awesome!
Who all plans on going?
Also, there is some random 'Lost' talk going on in here. LOL.
18 Reasons Why 'The Happening' is The Worst (best) Movie of The Year
"I SEE YOU EYEIN' MAH LEMON DRANK!"
M. Night Shyamalan's latest movie, The Happening, is not merely bad. It is an astonishment, so idiotic in conception and inept in execution that, after seeing it, one almost wonders whether it was real or imagined. It's the kind of movie you want to laugh about with friends, swapping favorite moments of inanity: "Do you remember the part when Mark Wahlberg ... ?" "God, yes. And what about that scene where the wind ... ?"
Vulture's Open Letter to Katherine Heigl
New York Magazine TV writer Emma Rosenblum has, in her words, "surprisingly strong feelings" about the recent Katherine Heigl Emmy brouhaha. We offered her space to give Heigl a little bit of career advice.
Dear Katherine (Kate? Katie?),
So you’ve acted out once again (no pun intended!). You’ve withdrawn your name from Emmy eligibility, because, in your words, ''I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination.'' And now you’ve started a fight with the writers of Grey’s Anatomy. Their feelings are hurt, Katie: "It's an ungrateful slap in the face," one show insider told EW. You actually won the Emmy for supporting actress last year, which was really so lovely for you. So why, this year, are you so sure your material doesn’t even warrant a nomination? Let’s think.
Okay, Heigl, we agree that Izzie’s story lines have become increasingly marginal and unbelievable. Lately, everyone on the show seems to think that Izzie’s completely irritating. So do we! We actually groan aloud when your perky face appears onscreen! There’s a theory we have about this, Katherine, so listen closely. Have you ever thought that maybe the writers are incorporating your own personality into that of your character? Because we read a lot of women’s magazine and gossip sites, and we think we kind of know you at this point. And guess what? You’re totally annoying and self-righteous, just like Izzie!
Of course, we, too, were offended by Isaiah Washington. He called your on- and-off-screen best friend, T.R. Knight, a faggot, and that’s just uncalled for. You established yourself as Knight’s defender and kept speaking to the press about how Washington should be fired. So we guess that’s nice of you and all, but you really should have let your friend fight his own battle. You ended up looking pretty darn priggish.
And then (and then!) you called your own hit movie, Knocked Up, “a little sexist.” You have a right to your opinion, and we might even agree with you. But you were Apatow’s first choice for that movie, you did it, you made lots of money, and it made you a certified movie star. What possessed you to bash it? Do you think you’re above the work that you do? It was a comedy, and you profited tremendously. You’re no Streep, honey, and even she does Abba with a smile.
Now we’re going to throw you a bone: We think you’re a talented comedic actress. That’s right, your timing is much better than most, and you have a goofy onscreen persona that combines nicely with your California-girl looks. Plus, My Father the Hero was one of our favorite movies growing up, so we’ll always have a soft spot for you, Heig-y. Though last week, in a dark moment, we watched 27 Dresses on demand. Now that was a case of writers messing up your material.
So please take our advice. Grey’s Anatomy is a soap opera. Get off your high horse, missy. You talk all about the integrity of the Academy? Ha! You know they’re giving an Emmy to a reality-TV show host this year, right? Stop pissing off your writers and directors and castmates. We want to like you, Katherine, really. Please stop making it so hard to do so.
Lauren's House Her Room
Audrina lounges in her new room during her OK! photoshoot -- which caused some tension between her and housemate Lauren Conrad. "She said it's her house," Audrina tells OK!. "But this is my room. I said, 'We're not taking pictures of your house -- don't be rude.'"
Reality television star Denise Richards is considering shedding her clothes for Playboy magazine once again. The former Bond girl, who posed for Hugh Hefner's magazine in 2004, is thinking about a return to the men's mag. "It's still a possibility," Richards told AOL.com. "It's so iconic and fun."
Richards, who is embroiled in a bitter divorce battle with ex Charlie Sheen, said she liked the attention she received after the first photo spread was published.
"I think that my niche is as a sex symbol. I'm never going to be the girl next door, so why not play up my niche?"
Cruise Is 'Mentally Ill,' Pinsky's a 'Nazi'
You mess with Top Gun, you get called a Nazi. Then, apparently, you apologize.Late Thursday, Dr. Drew Pinsky apologized to Tom Cruise for insinuating he's mentally ill, but refused to let the star's lawyer, who compared him to the Nazis, have the last word.
"Dr. Drew meant no harm to Mr. Cruise and apologizes if his comments were hurtful," Pinsky's representative said in a statement. "Although Mr. Fields' intent is clearly to slander and discredit Dr. Drew, under no circumstances is Dr. Drew making a blanket diagnosis about Scientology nor Mr. Cruise whom he does not know. Dr. Drew was simply using Mr. Cruise as an example of someone who is recognizable to help the public understand. Again, Dr. Drew meant him no harm."
ABCnews told you so.
sorry about that mods - picture fixed.
Edited to add the South Park Scientology clip - which is, save for Towelie, my favorite SP episode.
Luke Russert appeared on the "Today" show this morning, just three days after his father's tragic death -- and told a hilarious -- and touching -- story about getting tatted up ... and his dad's curious reaction.
And just like his dad, Luke shared some sage advice about when to tell your folks about ink.
"Me and Nelly, we're good friends. We kick it – hang out a lot," the 27-year-old told PEOPLE. "The industry is very hard, so it's good to have fun and lighten it up."
As for those persistent rumors that she and the rapper plan to get hitched? Holding up a ring-free left hand, she told reporters, "Oh no. Noooo! No engagement." Then she added with a wicked smile, "But definitely in the future. Ha! Ha!"
To unwind, the couple sometimes hits Lakers games. "But the one thing we do a lot of lately is listen to my new album, The Declaration," she said with a giggle.
Nelly was not by her side at the Staples Center, but Ashanti did bring along the other man in her life: Dad Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas. "Happy Father's Day!" she said, waving at him.
After the game (which the Lakers won 103-98), Ashanti and her family hopped a flight to Las Vegas. Despite an exhausting week spent promoting her album and rehearsing the "Star Spangled Banner," she said, "Were going to party tonight!"
I forgot all about them.
Father’s Day Blog
Current mood: blessed
I hope you guys had a great Father's Day yesterday. For Father's Day my dad, a friend of ours and I went to Soup Plantation for lunch haha. I actually really liked the food there. We also had enough time in the day to go to church before the schedule started and lunch so that was neat to be able to do.
Today we have some more rehearsals for tour, and then after that we're having some more meetings on my own career lol. Well that's all for now. I'll try to keep you guys posted. Oh and by the way thanks everyone for wishing my dad a happy Father's Day. I really appreciate that and I know he does as well. He's been great so I'm glad you guys took time to send him your messages. Hope everyone else's dads had a great time too!
Source: David's MySpace
Soup Plantation sounds soo good right now.
The voicemail threats made against Hulk Hogan and his family -- calling them "whores" and threatening to "piss on you and your family's grave" -- have been released ... and man are they explosive.
Bubba the Love Sponge, radio host and Hogan family friend, played the messages allegedly made by John Granziano's brother, Frank, on his show this morning. Clearwater PD tells TMZ there is an "open investigation" into the calls.
Juno's best friend played by 21 year old sctress Olivia Thirlby has an extensive list of movies releasing soon which contain quite a bit a explicit scenes. Including her first onscreen sex scene, a "BJ" scene, and make out scenes with her Juno co-star Ellen Page!!!
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Which Would You Most Like To Watch?
Even in the rarified air of those at the top of their profession, there's a hierarchy.
Celine Dion wants an octagonal room facing a beach in her Jupiter Island home, but Delray architect Randall Stofft balked. She fired him, and he had a lien placed on the land.
Big-deal Delray architect Randall Stofft probably should've kept that in mind.
Instead, beachfront construction guru Stofft decided to take on diva Celine Dion, and the Canadian's French heart stopped going on (and on) for the man!
Dion's suing Stofft for allegedly causing delays as long as a year on her $3.2 million home construction on Jupiter Island. She wants damages, too, to the tune of a quarter mil.
"They're not even close to getting a COD (certificate of occupancy)," said the island's building official, Jeff Newell.
Yet, songbird Dion and her tribe last year scoured the Jupiter area for a private school for son Rene-Charles, expecting the 9,800-square-foot mansion to be done by now. Dion fired Stofft and replaced him with WPB architect Roger Janssen, who drew her a home that blends elements of Key West, New Orleans and Victorian architecture.
The bad blood?
It's all about the octagon!
I'm told the 40-year-old singer of The Power of Love, who's touring in Germany after her five-year gig in Las Vegas, was adamant she wanted a large octagonal room facing the beach.
And Stofft — who's usually hired for his vision, not just to implement someone else's — reportedly refused to put anything of the sort in the blueprints, even giving her some 'tude.
According to the lawsuit filed in Stuart, Dion (through her Montreal corporation, Renlec) contracted Stofft in 2005 to come up with plans, construction documents and design development. He was to be paid $550,000, plus expenses.
The court docs show Stofft resisted Dion's octagonal wishes for months. He flew twice to Montreal, at her expense, to convince her his way was best. In turn, Dion's people hired a design specialist to build a model of what she wanted.
"Again, Stofft rejected the directive, this time mocking both the model and the design and attacking them in a vulgar fashion," the complaint reads.
Dion fired Stofft in March 2006. He then put a lien on the property, claiming that she still owes him $104,500 for his work. The court file shows Dion already plunked down $116,502.
No one returned a call placed to Dion's office in Canada, and her local attorney, Michael Weeks, declined comment. Stofft, whose defense is that he was just doing his job, didn't return calls to his home.
Palm Beach Post
2. You know the female singer dating the "porn star?" Yep, they made a sex tape. The last film the "porn star" made put us all to sleep. This one though should probably make for a really funny comedy. I cannot wait to see if this one comes out. I might actually buy it instead of stealing it from the internet. source
3. At a recent party this celebrity chef was all lovey dovey to his no name girlfriend. Holding hands, kissing, everything. Really sweet. UNTIL, this celebrity with a famous body and famous ex boyfriend started flirting with him when the girlfriend was mingling with others. Quicker than you can say 30 minute meals, Bam!, Good Eats! or whatever the catch phrase that may or may not apply here, phone numbers were exchanged and plans to meet the next night when girlfriend was going to be out of town. This by the way is not the first time this has happened. source
4. First we have an actress. Young. If not in her teens, then she must be just out. C list actress, but on an A list television show. Recurring role. Almost every episode. She is single. Our actor is older. I'm thinking mid-30's. Married with child(ren). Been married for sometime. On set romance. He has been in some really BIG films. B- lister. She still lives primarily at home with her parents. (Not Hayden P) source
5. I think two days ago I wrote about the actress who got her first prescription filled for the herp. Well here is something else she got filled. A wedding license. I know, I know. I haven't even seen her with her dude in a few weeks, but apparently they tied the knot. Considering I haven't seen them together in a few weeks, it could prove to be a very short marriage. Wonder if the herp had anything to do with the wedding. source
1. Anne Hathaway
2. Whitney Houston & Ray J
3. lol I hope it's Emril. BAM!
4. No idea....
5. I don't know, everyone in Hollywood has herpes
idk my bff alison krauss?
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Shooting victim, ex-con and rap mogul 50 Cent recently told Vibe magazine that he’s out of the groupie game. The “Wankster” mastermind says that every time a naked female fan hides out in his hotel room and tries to get a glimpse of his magic stick (this has happened more than once?), he summarily shows them the door.
I’ve been in hotel rooms, and girls were already there in the closet - naked. … Hell, no! Are you kidding me? That’s like Amsterdam. Amsterdam is fun for some people, but I don’t want no [bleep] that costs $50. There’s too many people that got $50.
God, we love the irony of a high-minded grandee using an unpublishable euphemism when describing his standards for women.
Now let’s play a fun game of Guess That Offensive Slang Term. Participation is simple: Just guess what you think an ascetic, classy chap like 50 Cent calls good good when speaking with people who will publish his words for millions to read.
Well honestly, I've always thought he was a fanny bandit, butt-pirate but that's me...
This British import, rough enough to be appropriate only for pay cable here, does echo "Sex and the City" in that it follows a young, attractive woman around the glamorous side of a big city — in our gal Belle's case, London.
But where Carrie, Miranda and company look on sex as a kind of dessert, one of the benefits of their regular lives, Billie Piper's Belle has sex for a living, and everything else flows from there.
Metallica reveal new album titleMetal legends seem to have unveiled name online
Metallica have cryptically unveiled what is likely to be their new album title on their Metallica.com.
The band gradually revealed the title 'Death Magnetic' in posts, beginning on June 9, when only the letters 'DC' were shown.
You can download 'Death Magnetic' wallpapers from the group’s site.
The album, produced by Rick Rubin, is the follow-up to 2003’s 'St Anger' and is set to be released in September.
Before then, Metallica will headline Reading And Leeds Festivals, on August 24 and 22, respectively.
BAND ON THE RUN: Stella McCartney had intended to shoot her fall-winter campaign in Scotland — until one of the models suggested they could use her country house in Gloucestershire, England. Did we mention the model was one Kate Moss? The campaign reunites Moss with her Los Angeles-based model buddy, Frankie Rayder. "It was really good fun. They'd never worked together," McCartney said, describing a "band moment" on the shoot that had Moss on tambourine and the son of photographers Ines van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin on drums. "I don't like to pick models from nowhere: They have to suit the brand," the designer noted. To wit: the shoot had a "family atmosphere," McCartney said, not to mention a pioneering one. "It was nice shooting outside: seeing the girls tottering on their heels in the grass and over the rough terrain." The ads break in September fashion titles.
Mark Wahlberg, my first celebrity crush EVER, has decided to marry long time girlfriend and mother of his children, Rhea Durham. The couple have set the date for next summer and both party members are ready. Mark promises "it’s going to be a beautiful occasion. Very intimate."
"She wants to wait until after the baby. We’ve been very fortunate. We’ve waited and worked hard to really strengthen our relationship. We want it right. We’re ready. I’m ready. She’s been ready, but I think you know, we both come from broken homes and we want to succeed."
Eminem confirms he's working on new album
Rapper says he has been in the studio working on new songs
Eminem has confirmed that he is working on new material in the studio, likely to be set for a new album.
The rapper said that the recording process had been going well when he phoned into his own US radio station, Shade 45, initially pretending to be an unsigned artist in order to prank call LL Cool J, who was a guest on the station.
According to MTV News, Eminem revealed his real identity after he rapped on air and LL Cool J began to suspect that it was in fact Eminem on the phone.
Eminem then said: "Everything is good. I'm just in the studio right now working on songs and stuff like that."
The forthcoming new album will be Eminem's fifth, and his first studio album of new material since 2004's 'Encore'.
In the Heights won best musical! Yay! Here's Lin-Manuel Miranda being raw sex in a guayabera at the ceremony.
The full list of winners:
Original score: Lin-Manuel Miranda (=sex)
Orchestrations: Alex Lacamoire & Bill Sherman
Choreography: Andy Blankenbuehler
Direction of a play: Anna D. Shapiro
Leading actress in a play: Deanna Dunagan
Featured actress in a play: Rondi Reed
Best revival of a musical
Direction of a musical: Bartlett Sher
Leading actor in a musical: Paulo Szot
Best revival of a play
Leading actor in a play: Mark Rylance
Leading actress in a musical: Patti LuPone
Featured actor in a musical: Boyd Gaines
Featured actress in a musical: Laura Benanti
Featured actor in a play: Jim Norton
Book of a Musical: Stew
Costume design of a play: Katrina Lindsay
Sound design of a play: Mic Pool
Lighting design of a play: Kevin Adams
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I feel for you, Chaka Khan -- and your steel-belted radial Michelin chic.
The 55-year-old R&B diva performed in Sydney this weekend, looking tired!
Heather Mills has splashed out over £2.5 million on a New York apartment.
A real estate expert said: "It's a very special property. She will have important neighbours."
The apartment is in the prestigious 173 Perry Street block, designed by architect Richard Meier.
It is located in the city's West Village area and lies just half a mile from a store owned by Heather's ex-stepdaughter, fashion designer Stella McCartney.
British-born Heather will live in the apartment with her four-year-old daughter Beatrice, from her marriage to Paul.
Heather, 40, was awarded the huge divorce settlement in March after her four-year marriage to Paul, 65, broke down in 2006.
Favorite thing I found in relationship to this is manwhore/actor/director/ass Vincent Gallo's quote "a microcosm of everything ugly in human beings — beautiful, beautiful architecture desecrated by scandal, greed, conniving and gluttony.” I think Heather found the perfect spot in the universe for herself.
Recently-withdrawn-from-the-Emmy- race-actress Katherine Heigl straps on her bright pink bikini and enjoys some fun in the sun with musician husband Josh Kelley at a beach in Mexico on Sunday.
The couple enjoyed a few drinks while while lapping up the sun on a well-deserved vacation with another female friend.
Kat just wrapped her new movie The Ugly Truth with Gerard Butler.
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I AM NO LONGER A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD HOLDER.
As a lot of you know, last December, I set the Guinness World Record for doing the most tattoos in a 24 hour period. My goal was 400, and I didn't even think I was gonna make it to 300 to be honest, but surprisingly, with the help of an entire crew of people, I reached my goal.
Although attaining a world record status wasn't really my goal, I was able to raise enough money through that event and save over 32,000 kids from going blind, since we donated 100% of the money to Vitamin Angels (one of my favorite charity organizations), and for that I am stoked on.
But even before i attempted to set this record, I knew come Friday the 13th, Oliver Peck would break my record.
Oliver, is owner of Elm Street Tattoo, in Dallas, Texas. He is also my ex husband . We were married for 3 years, and unfortunately parted ways about a year ago or so. But that's where the idea to set this world record originally came from. See, back in 1999 (on Friday the 13th), Oliver set out to set the record for that title, and did 320 tattoos in 24 hours, but didn't go through the proper channels to make it official, so come December of last year, I ended up setting that record (after asking Oliver).
But I knew, come the next Friday the 13th, he would definitely break that record. Oliver is the second most determined and driven person I know and when he says he's gonna do something, he does!
So on this past Friday the 13th, Oliver broke my record of doing 400 tattoos in 24 hours, and completed 415 tattoo!
Even though we haven't really spoken after the divorce, I am happy to say how proud I am of him for kicking ass!
And to all those tattooers out there that think it's an easy task, and try and break Oliver's record, enjoy it while it lasts, because I know for a fact, Oliver's gonna continue to hold that title, and wouldn't be surprised if he broke his own record!
Congratulations are in order, and I hope everyone who reads this sends him positive vibes!
I'm so happy for ya', Oliver!
Kat Von D
Nikki Sixx, HOW COULD YOU!?!?
Source: her myspace blog
(they start talking about him at 3:44)
But y’all already know Bow wasn’t having it and took matters into his own hands. Peep his response:
(he starts at 0:45)
Dude clowned the video chicks and even provided proof that “Doll” was chillin with Bow Wow just two days ago. And honestly, when you clown video chicks who forget their role is really just a video chick….you get mad cool points in my book. Hilarity.
i haven't been a Bow Wow fan since he was cute with braids and still had the Lil..but this shits pretty funny.
Barack Obama says he "was not trying to pander to this crowd" when he wore ill-fitting jeans, a tucked in golf shirt and big tennis shoes for a bike ride last weekend.
"I got a hard time from all sorts of blogs who said I looked like Urkel," he told supporters at a fundraiser in his Chicago Thursday.
Us Weekly fashion police had slammed his outfit on Tuesday.
"He should consider hiring Lance Armstrong as his stylist," Steve Kemble of Extreme Makeover: Wedding Edition told Usmagazine.com.
(Check out Obama's Just Like Us picks.)
The senator admitted he had an "internal debate" before putting on his bike helmet.
"I knew that the A.P. was going to take a picture, and they were trying to portray it like [Mike Dukakis] wearing that tank helmet," he explained.
"But I wanted to make sure that the children who saw that picture knew that even the Democratic nominee for president wears a helmet when he goes biking,"
Tell Us: Do you admire him for being safe over stylish?
Source via Just Jared (hey gurl~)
This is a follow up to THIS POST from last week, in which the Us Weekly Fashion Police ripped Obama a new one for his outfit.
NBC announced Monday morning what listeners to Adam Carolla's radio show have known for a while: The comedian will host the broadcaster's adaptation of the BBC's "Top Gear."
Carolla will join drift racer Tanner Foust and TV construction guru Eric Stromer as the show's presenters. "Gear" targets auto enthusiasts and mixes racing, stunts, challenges and celebrity guests.
NBC announced the show as a pilot in the winter, but the project has not yet been added to the network's year-round schedule, which was unveiled in May.
The original "Gear" premiered in 1977 and is BBC 2's most-watched program in the U.K. The show is broadcast in more than 100 countries and has been airing on BBC America since 2007.
This is the first still taken from a new one-off drama about the
Troubles starring Ulster actors Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt.
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Not everyone can have the firm and taut body of a hot, young 22-year-old Hollywood starlet -- not even Mischa Barton!
Ms. Barton, 22, showed off some leg while standing on a NYC street this weekend.
Amy Winehouse has been taken to hospital for tests after fainting in London today.
The unhealthy soulstress had been planning to sign autographs for Canadian fans who had been waiting outside her house all day when she dropped to the ground.
Wino’s manager’s assistant was there “to stop her falling” and her father Mitch escorted her to hospital “as a precaution.”
Stay tuned for updates on Amy’s latest hospital stint!
The host of NBC's Meet the Press and the Washington Bureau Chief for the network died of an apparent heart attack at the age of 58. He is survived by wife Maureen Orth and their son Luke.
Performing "One Step At A Time":
Back in Los Angeles following a promotional trip to New York City, Heidi Montag and boyfriend Spencer Pratt looked the picture perfect couple as they toured the Ed Hardy Factory in Culver City with designer Christian Audigier and his son.
According to paparazzi on the scene, the Hills co-star lovers enjoyed a meal, looked over new designs, and were treated to a live performance by up and coming singer/dancer “Dejuan" and his brother “Prince Sync”, who are making moves in the music industry and are backed by Heidi and Spencer.
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Pop Acts On TV This Week
Monday, June 16 2008 @ 01:52:35 CDT
Pop acts on television this week include:
Cyndi Lauper, who performs on 'The View' on Monday.
Katy Perry, who performs on 'Last Call with Carson Daly' on Monday.
Clique Girlz, who perform on 'Today' on Tuesday.
Gavin DeGraw, who performs on 'Last Call' on Tuesday.
Jewel, who performs on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on Tuesday and 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Wednesday.
Idina Menzel, who performs on 'Live with Regis and Kelly' on Tuesday.
Rock Acts On TV This Week
Monday, June 16 2008 @ 01:57:35 CDT
Rock acts on television this week include:
Detroit Octane, who perform 'Barack Obama-sistible' on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' on Tuesday.
Against Me!, who perform on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on Wednesday.
My Morning Jacket, who perform on 'Late Night' on Thursday.
Cloud Cult, who perform on 'Last Call with Carson Daly' on Thursday.
Motley Crue, who visit 'Larry King Live' on Friday.
The Baseball Project, who perform on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' on Friday.
Alejandro Escovedo, who performs on 'Late Night' on Friday.
Soul/R&B Acts On TV This Week
Monday, June 16 2008 @ 02:02:34 CDT
Soul/R&B acts on television this week include:
Adele, who performs on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' on Monday.
Rihanna, who visits 'Total Request Live' on Tuesday and performs on 'Today' on Friday.
Stevie Wonder, who sits in with the band on 'The Late Show' on Tuesday.
Michelle Williams, who visits 'TRL' on Wednesday.
Keyshia Cole, who performs on 'The Late Show' on Thursday.
Real World: Hollywood's Joey Kovar opens up to Usmagazine.com about his past addictions and explains he left the show on this week's episode to escape the hard-partying ways of his housemates.
"All the roommates had promised, 'Oh we're gonna change if you come back [from a stint in rehab],'" Kovar, 24, says. "It was just a bunch of b.s. 'cause nothing changed."
"They could have just said, 'Joe, you know we don’t really wanna give up partying,'" Kovar explains. "That's all they had to say instead of from coming
to rehab back to the house to home I would have just stayed home and they didn't have to waste my time or theirs."
Kovar's emotional decision to leave the show followed the realization that his addiction came from his childhood and his parents' problems.
"I remember being young and I always used to see my dad beat the crap out of my mom because he was a raging alcoholic, like the worst that you can be," he tells Us.
Kovar says his parents would use cocaine. "Now that I've done coke, I know that that's what they were doing," he says. "Basically that's where [my addiction] stems from."
He revealed to Us that he had his first beer when he was 16, used hard alcohol at 18 and turned to steroids at 19 with the hopes of becoming a professional wrestler.
"Me being an addict – born an addict – my mentality always is going to be 'more is better,' so I started abusing steroids," he recalls.
The steroid use lead to cocaine. "You feel like a bus could hit you and you're not gonna die, so I was like 'you know what, 'I'll do [coke], I won't get hooked, I won't get addicted,'" Kovar says.
At 22, Kovar lost over 100 pounds when he stopped using steroids.
"I just felt depressed everyday," he says. "I had suicidal thoughts, so basically that's when I started using cocaine everyday. I started using ecstasy everyday."
Kovar did attempt suicide by hanging himself in August 2006. "I had lost all hope," he says.
Before entering the Real World house, he had cleaned himself up. "I failed to realize that Real World is known for getting bombed all the time," he admits.
After taking a break from the show to enter rehab, Kovar – who's now working as a personal trainer – has been sober since September.
Kovar has no regrets about doing the show. "If I didn't go to rehab, if I didn't get on the Real World, what would have happened?" he asks "Would I have stayed clean then? Everything happens for a reason."
When Tim Russert died on Friday, the first television media outlet to report the news was NBC, with Tom Brokaw interrupting the broadcast with a “Special Report.” Except he didn’t break the news. Many credit the New York Post with the story, which got picked up by the Drudge Report at approximately 3:33pm EST; six minutes later, at 3:39pm, Brokaw was on the air. (Rumor has it, sources at Fox News and CNN also had the story, but they held it so NBC could break the news.)
Except none of those guys actually broke the news. In all likelihood, as Jon Fine notes, Wikipedia did. At 3:01pm, Russert’s Wikipedia entry was updated … with a date of death: “Timothy John Russert, Jr. (born May 7, 1950 died June 13, 2008) is an American journalist who has hosted NBC’s Meet the Press since 1991.” A little snooping revealed that whoever updated the entry logged on from a computer at Internet Broadcasting Systems, which runs the websites for NBC’s owned-and-operated local stations.
Hate Wikipedia if you want, it's the most amazing thing on the internet and all my friends think I'm a genius. Grrl, I ain't no genius...I just use Wikipedia *snaps*
Deen's son Jamie told a local paper "I think if we get one round of fried chicken goin' in here you won't smell the smoke at all."
When she heard the news, Paula rushed to the scene in her bathrobe and slippers.
I was clutching my rosary. GLAD SHE IS OKAY.
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Downey saddling up for "Cowboys"
The deal would be Downey's first since propelling Marvel Studios' "Iron Man" to $500 million-plus in worldwide loot (and growing). He next will be seen in the comedy "Tropic Thunder" in August, followed by the drama "The Soloist" in November, both for DreamWorks.
"Cowboys & Aliens" derives from a graphic novel written by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley from an original idea by Rosenberg. The story centers on an Old West battle between the Apache and Western settlers, including a former Union Army gunslinger named Zeke Jackson (Downey), that is interrupted by a spaceship crashing into the prairie near Silver City, Arizona.
The story draws a parallel between the American imperialist drive to use advanced technology to conquer the "savage" Indians and the aliens' assault on earthlings, who must join together to survive the invaders' attack.
The project has been in development at several studios over the past 10 years. Among the writers who have drafted versions of the adaptation are David Hayter ("X2: X-Men United"), Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer ("Sahara"), Jeffrey Boam ("Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"), Thompson Evans ("Wedlocked"), Chris Hauty ("Never Back Down") and Steve Oedekerk ("Evan Almighty").
The most recent draft, by "Iron Man" and "Children of Men" writers Hawk Ostby and Mark Fergus, clearly hit the right notes, as the project looks poised to gain its major players quickly.
THE GRAPHIC NOVEL CAN BE VIEWED HERE.
Media superstar Oprah Winfrey delivered Stanford University's 117th Commencement address Sunday, telling nearly 4,700 graduates: Trust your gut.
"When you are doing the work you are meant to do, it feels right," she said, as the Class of 2008 snapped photographs with their cell phones and tossed beach balls to each other in the warm morning sun. "Feelings are really your GPS system for life. Check your ego at the door and check your gut instead.
"Every wrong decision was the result of me not listening to my voice. If it doesn't feel right, don't do it."
"I really wanted to give you cars, but I just couldn't pull that off," Winfrey said. Instead, each graduate received two of her favorite books: Eckhart Tolle's "A New Earth" and Daniel Pink's "A Whole New Mind."
"She was wonderful," said Mohit Gundecha, 23, of Pune, India, who earned a master's degree in management science Sunday. "She talked from her heart. She connected well with us."
Blonde Big Brother loser Stephanie McMichael is set to make a dramatic return to the house just days after she was booted off the show.
The 19-year-old is desperate for a reunion with Rex Newmark, but is determined to avoid "sleazeball" Mario Marconi after pretending to be his young lover.
After it was revealed there were huge problems with Friday night's phone vote, TV bosses are said to be considering giving Stephanie another chance.
We just so happened to stumble upon a Cartier store (wink, wink). And if you know me at all, you realize my absolute need to go inside!
Terry and I both decided it is always a good idea for a girl to know what kind of engagement ring she hopes for... and no, neither of us are hinting at anything! Anyway, we looked at many different rings to check out the various shapes, colors, clarity... you know, the works.
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Kim and Kourtney are gorgeous!
CSI, Desperate Housewives and The Bold and The Beautiful have remained the world's favourite TV shows for a second year running.
According to ratings firm Eurodata TV Worldwide, which listed highest ratings worldwide for 2007, CSI: Las Vegas drew 83.9 million viewers, beating out sequel show CSI: Miami and House as the planet's most popular TV drama series.
In the TV comedy category, Desperate Housewives attracted 61.5 million viewers, beating Monk and Ugly Betty.
The Bold and The Beautiful with 26.2 million viewers was the most popular soap, against two Mexican telenovelas Destilando Amor and Marina.
In 2007, Eurodata listed the same three programs as the world's most popular for 2006.
What do you think is the "world's favorite show"? The type of show that could work anywhere and could draw in viewers?
KATHERINE HEIGL's former "Grey's Anatomy" co-stars are going on the record with ET about her decision to remove herself from Emmy contention because of being given material she didn't feel was worthy of Emmy consideration.
Former co-star ISAIAH WASHINGTON, no stranger to controversy himself, spoke candidly about the situation. "It's unfortunate that what is happening is happening. I understand both sides, I was there. I know exactly where everyone's coming from."
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Entertainment Weekly ran an article about Mike Myer's bad reputation. Maybe all of those blind items about being different and being a royal asshole are true? You decide.
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Full scans of Angelina Jolie's interview with Entertainment Weekly.
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In his suit, Sukhbir Channa says when he applied for a job at Disneyworld in 2006, he was told his turban, beard, and long hair didn't conform to the "Disney look." Here's the goofy part: just a few months before, in 2005, he says he marched as a toy soldier in a Disney parade with no problems-- but then his turban was hidden by a big toy soldier hat.
Disney tells TMZ that Channa's claim is "without merit."
1) TMZ is getting fancy with the graphics, eh?
2) Do you think there is religious hate / profiling / racism here? Does he have a case?
3) Is Disney racist? (Remember that post from the oterh day??)
4) Why can't he just be Aladdin instead??
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After getting their grub on, the famous family performed an extended hug-and-kiss goodbye exchange for the paparazzi before exiting the celeb-friendly eatery.
Aside from parental praise, guess what else was the topic of discussion over at the Hilton table? Family matriarch Kathy Hilton’s upcoming foray into film. Having recently launched her own perfume and starred in a Web mini-series called A Day With the Hiltons, the 49-year-old fame-seeker has now nudged her way into Hollywood movies with a cameo appearance in Ben Stiller’s new summer comedy Tropic Thunder, playing Tom Cruise’s wife.
Something tells us Kathy’s performance will be far more convincing that Katie Holmes‘.
Do you guys remember when we used to have about 10-20 Paris posts a day?
The Swedish jazz pianist and composer Esbjorn Svensson has died in a scuba diving accident near the Swedish capital Stockholm. He was 44.
His Esbjorn Svensson Trio, known as EST, became renowned for bringing jazz to a younger audience.
They gained international acclaim playing in rock venues, using light shows and fog machines at concerts. The music of EST drew on disparate influences, ranging from classical music to funk.
Burkhard Hopper, EST's manager, told Reuters news agency that Svensson had died on Saturday in Sweden's Stockholm archipelago.
"Musically, he was the light that lit the world because in what he did he was pushing boundaries," Mr Hopper said.
"His music inspired people in all corners of the world."
idc if this post only gets 5 comments, I liked them. :(
Snoop gives Pete advice on where to let the baby sleep, what videos they should watch, and what to do with the left over liquor in the fridge. He even offers to give Ashlee pointers on how to breast feed.
Source: YouTube, and wasting time watching the re-run of FNMTV.
Did I miss where they said it was going to be a boy? Can you know that this early?
A video has hit the net showing Young Buck dissing G-Unit and discrediting 50 Cent at a small club performance in Tampa, Florida over the weekend.
Performing alone on stage to his previous hits like "Shorty Wanna Ride," the former G-Unit rapper appeared to surprise fans after an audience member screamed "G-Unit, n*gga!" as he quickly responded to the shout-out.
"F*ck G-Unit, n*gga, I'm gonna give you what you really wanna hear, 'cause Florida n*ggas wanna really know what the f*ck really be going on with Buck," Buck replied.
Rather than going in to his next song, Buck decided to speak for nearly two minutes explaining the controversy that began immediately following his royalty check statements he made against 50 Cent earlier this year.
"When I made the statement, 'I ain't ever seen no royalty check,' I didn't say that sh*t saying that the n*gga 50 done took money from me or none of that whole sh*t. Or that the n*gga owe - I said it 'cause it's real," he affirmed. "And when I say sh*t, I mean the sh*t. He took it in a different way. I guess the n*gga felt like I'm airing out family business or whatever."
Instead of stopping there, Buck continued to air out the head of G-Unit by comparing his street credibility to his own.
"He feel like he got a whole lot 'til the n*gga hit rock bottom and he got to crawl his a** back up," he said. "The difference between me and a motherf*cking 50 Cent is that I could hit the gutter-[and] I can get back in the streets. He couldn't go back-[or] do the same."
Before preparing to perform "Stay Fly," Buck promised the crowd that he was only going to focus on himself and if anyone does business with the Cashville star, it better be sincere and not just a handshake.
[Edit - this is an OLD picture - sorry peeps, couldn't find one of the new hair.]
By ANTHONY McCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer
Monday, June 16, 2008
06-16) 15:28 PDT LOS ANGELES, (AP) --
A paparazzo who pressed charges against Britney Spears after her car ran over his foot was himself to blame for any injury, prosecutors said in refusing to pursue the case.
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After years of inner-turmoil and label woes, Cleveland rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have reunited, with all five original group members.
According to founding member Krayzie Bone, the group has made amends with estranged member Bizzy, and when incarcerated group member Flesh is released next month, the group is planning a full return to the rap game.
“Flesh will be home July 10th, he’s supposed to be getting out. Bizzy was at one of last shows in Riverside [California]. We had a good conversation there," Krayzie Bone revealed. We told people what it was. When everything got right, we was gonna come back together and what we had to do.”
The group’s original line up, which consisted of Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Wish Bone, Bizzy Bone and Flesh-n-Bone, changed with Flesh, born Stanley Howse, was sentenced to 11 years in prison, after he threatened another man with a loaded AK-47.
Police also raided his California residence in July of 1997 and found numerous explosives, including dynamite sticks.
Flesh, who is Layzie Bone’s brother, was also wanted for of seven assault charges that dated back to 1993.
The arrest derailed Flesh’s career, although he can be heard on classic Bone albums like Creepin On Ah Come Up, E 1999 Eternal and The Art of War.
Group member Bizzy Bone was kicked out of the group in 2002, due to his excessive drug and alcohol use and personal issues.
Bizzy Bone, born Bryon Anthony McCane, recently released his independent album A Song For You in April.
The title track from the album, which features DMX, hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart.
According to Krayzie Bone, the only thing that may prevent the Grammy Award winning group’s signature singing/rapping from return to radio airwaves is label politics.
“We all just been hibernating, trying to come up with the concept for the album,” Krayzie Bone continued. “It’s definitely going down. I ain't gonna say its 100 percent just because of the label situation and the technical stuff, like if the label wants to pay what we deserver. As far as bone as group and us, we together. It aint just a rumor... We are trying to put it all back together for real.”
The group is preparing to enter the recording studio with Swizz Beatz, who is also confirmed to produce for the group’s untitled reunion project.
“We ain't started yet, because we are trying to get paperwork together. We done talked to Swizz, Swizz is on deck and we are ready to roll and make it do what it do baby.”
Newlyweds and parents-to-be Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz prepare to depart from LAX airport in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Check out Ashlee’s cute little baby bump!
Pete also has his clothing line Clandestine Industries now available for purchase. To check out about 20 new pieces, visit Nordstrom.com. The hoodies and jackets are actually kinda cute. And affordable, too!
Source -- Even More Pics There
Don’t expect the return of the Loch Ness Monster or light-hearted dance songs – this time around, James Dewees (aka Reggie) attacks darker, heaver material with seriousness instead of silliness. Last Stop is a concept album about the subways in Brooklyn, with appropriately named songs; or rather, appropriately lettered, as eight of the 12 tracks have a single-letter title. Dewees even states that on this record, “… there was nothing remotely reminiscent of the Reggie the fans were expecting.” Listen to “J,” “R” and “Smith & 9th.” The slower, scream-deficient “Smith & 9th” contains a chorus that includes the lines, “It’s a major complication/ How’d you do this to the nation?”and finishes with an encouraging thought: “Hope hold on to hope/ and hope it lets you breathe.” “J” is a clappy song about being out on tour and the accompanying drama; “R” deals with escaping and proving oneself, but has an acoustically eerie ending. Dewees' fifth Reggie release has a refreshingly honest characteristic to it that might otherwise be lost, had Dewees himself not decided to take a different direction this time around.
James Dewees, the conservatory-trained keyboardist (for The Get Up Kids, New Found Glory and My Chemical Romance), drummer (for metal act Coalesce) and protagonist behind Reggie & The Full Effect, was joined in the studio by Billy Johnson (RATFE touring drummer), bassist Paul Grey (better known as #2 from Slipknot) and Cory White (of Coalesce) on guitar.
"Just two weeks after we started, we had this concept record about the NYC transit system. Particularly the subways in Brooklyn - with the songs connecting together like trains in the station," says Dewees. "I also have to mention Sean Beavan has a great falsetto, his wife has a fantastic voice, and Stevie Cruz can scream his head off in an hour. So that was that. Except on this record, there was nothing remotely reminiscent of the Reggie that fans were expecting."
Dewees goes on to say, "I think everyone can relate to the fact that sometimes being funny all the time just isn't fun all the time. Don't think for a sec that the goofy James is gone, just ask my wife. She is up to her ears in goofy every day of the week."
"I'm 32 yrs old and fortunate enough to have been a part of this scene pretty much from the old days of $5 ten-band basement shows with Jimmy Eat World and Jejune. In summary, I like this record a lot because it pulls from the last 13 years of my life. I hope you enjoy it too."
The new album, Last Stop: Crappy Town, is due out June 17th.
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Are there even any RATFE fans here? I know some people are going to get pissy about him taking a "dramatic" turn but it's actually really well done imo.
Some celebs make the list due to their annoyingly habitual reality TV offences, and others because they need to be stopped before it gets out of hand. Case in point: Heather Mills. She’s had her moment in the glittery spotlight on “Dancing With the Stars,” and fans tolerated her for five long weeks, but enough is enough. The latest rumors peg Paul McCartney’s ex for a spot on next season’s “The Apprentice.” Not one to foster positive public opinion, Heather would, no doubt, fill the obligatory villain role. In the realm of “celebrities,” she’s the Johnny Fairplay, and, let’s face it, fans aren’t exactly salivating at the chance to see him again.
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Italian designer Roberto Cavalli has chosen four top models to replace Kate Moss in his new Fall/Winter 2008-09 ad campaign. The campaign, to be shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, is inspired by one of our favorite movies, Luchino Visconti's 1963 Il Gattopardo ("The Leopard), based on the book by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa.
The movie, set in Sicily in the 1860s, stars Burt Lancaster as an Italian prince struggling to maintain a dying aristocracy, Alain Delon as his dashing nephew, and the beautiful Claudia Cardinale as Angelica, daughter of a rich former peasant who represents the new social order. Cavalli has chosen models Isabeli Fontana, Angela Lindvall, Raquel Zimmerman and Frankie Rayder to play the parts of Cardinale and the movie's other beauties in the ads.
"I've always been aesthetically fascinated by this film," Cavalli tells Women's Wear Daily. "I also find Il Gattopardo, a story that's based on the idea that 'the more it changes, the more it stays the same,' a good metaphor for fashion. In the campaign, the heroine - a sort of new Angelica - dances in the wilderness while a fire rages in the background; she represents the force of everything that is new, yet in the end she dresses like a romantic debutante." We think Fontana for one is perfectly cast as she bears an uncanny resemblance to Cardinale.
After over a decade of slugging it out in the underground, Chicago’s Alkaline Trio has garnered the respect of critics and adoration of a legion of fans worldwide. Now signed to Epic Records, the band is returning with the next chapter in their admittedly morbid lyrical take on Punk Rock. Agony and Irony was produced by Josh Abraham (Slayer, 30 Seconds to Mars) at his L.A. based Pulse Recording and finds the band streamlining their approach compared to the wide-screen production style of their more recent work.
The album features the blistering lead off single, “Help Me” which guitarist/vocalist, Matt Skiba wrote after being moved by the Joy Division biopic, Control. Check out the song on their MySpace page. Not to be outdone, bassist/vocalist, Dan Andriano contributes with some of the most vital material of his career. On “Ruin It,” he incorporates some Ennio Morricone flavored dynamics showcasing his veteran chops. With the new album hitting stores and a hectic headlining tour scheduled, Alkaline Trio is in for the year of their lives.
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What's your favorite Trio song?
P.S. Despite the fact that the title of the source is "Wedding Bells are Ringing," Harris and Burtka have no wedding plans of which I am aware. And I'm confident they'd tell me first.
[ETA: Um, sorry, the photo is from the source story about the birthday, but apparently it's been online since at least February. Neil, I thought we were close, why did you invite me to a party that happened in the past?]
Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer – are taking their relationship in a new direction – south of the border.
Last Friday, the couple – who first stepped out in public in April – headed for a little R&R at Casa Aramara – the sprawling beachfront home of Girls Gone Wild mogul Joe Francis, in Punta Mita, Mexico.
The house is a hot spot for celebs: Demi Moore celebrated her 45th birthday there in November, and Aniston has visited the pad with former beau (and costar) Vince Vaughn and platonic pal Orlando Bloom.
This time around, the couple and a group of friends spent the weekend lounging on the house's beachfront patio, enjoying their Mexican getaway.
"Jen spent time laying out on the loungers on the patio. John was always around, standing by her, making sure she was comfortable," says an onlooker.
Before departing for Mexico, Aniston and Mayer were also spotted discreetly holding hands June 12 while double dating with Aniston’s BFF and former Friends costar Courteney Cox and her husband David Arquette.
A little bit country and a little bit rock and roll: that's how the Olsen twins spent their 22nd birthday in Manchester, Tennessee.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen began their celebration on June 12, by exploring downtown Nashville's Lower Broadway, where they stopped into The Wheel, a honky tonk bar, listened to the Rob Skaggs Band and drank diet Red Bull and Patron. "They were just having a good time with their friends," says an observer. "Everyone was laughing and dancing. They all seemed very relaxed."
On Friday, June 13, the two hosted a private dinner party in the State Room at the five-star Hermitage Hotel with eleven of their friends, and Josh Groban, who made a surprise visit. The former Full House stars left the hotel around midnight and then rocked to a My Morning Jacket concert till 3 a.m.
On Saturday, June 14, the girls were spotted with their pals at the Pearl Jam concert, at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, dancing on the VIP balcony for three hours. Mary-Kate, dressed in jeans and a baggy flannel shirt, and Ashley, wearing a black hat and white shirt, jammed as the Seattle rock band played "Evenflow" and "Alive." They never stopped dancing.
The twins capped off the weekend celebration on Sunday, June 14, when they left the Hermitage Hotel, wearing sunglasses, carrying armloads of bags, and, yes, one cup of Venti Starbucks.
never stopped dancing? oh really?
Scott Baio went from confirmed bachelor to doting dad last November when his daughter Bailey DeLuca was born, telling PEOPLE, "I've loved my life. My life has been great, but this [fatherhood] makes it."
Then, just one day after his baby girl came home from the hospital, Baio, 47, and his then-fiancée Renee Sloan, 39, were hit with shocking news – Bailey had tested positive for a potentially fatal disorder, according to the couple's account on Celebrity Baby Blog.
"[I could] hear it in her voice," Renee said of a call from the pediatrician for them to bring Bailey to the hospital for more tests. After some tests showed the premature baby might have GA-1, a metabolic disorder that can cause seizures and leads to coma and even death, the couple were torn apart with worry. "It was the worst time in my life," Baio admitted.
"Every breath that you take, every thought that you have, every moment that you're conscious, it's all you're thinking about," Baio told CBB. "The disease is a constant in your brain. It never leaves you."
The couple married in December, showing no signs that Bailey, who was at the ceremony, might be sick. But, "every time [Scott] would see a child, see a baby, he would just break down," said Renee. "It was so tough to go through the holidays, our wedding ... all the while knowing, our kid may die."
Testing took 10 weeks, and when doctors told the couple Bailey was completely healthy and in the clear – the result had been a false positive – "we jumped through the ceiling," Baio said.
Now 7-months old, Bailey is healthy but her parents have a thankful outlook and want to use their experience to help others.
"In a way I'm glad I went through it. Because this sort of thing puts everything else in perspective," Baio said, adding of the foundation they are establishing, "We know we need to be a voice here, and that's what we're trying to do.
I'm glad she's ok : )
Inhale deeply, folks, because Mary-Louise Parker and Weeds are back tonight on Showtime for a new high-larious season. From what we've seen of the season, it's good stuff, so we hit up Weeds boss Jenji Kohan to get a little scoop and get this:
Umm...Could there be anything better? Click in for the goods on Weeds 2.0, Nancy's new luvah and more.
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Megan Fox turned up at the MTV Movie Awards without fiancè Brian Austin Green and without her engagement ring. In fact, the Transformers babe hasn't been spotted with the ring for months, sparking rumors that she and the onetime Beverly Hills 90210 star are on the outs.
An insider on the set of her movie Jennifer's Body says that the 22-year-old didn't act like she was taken. "I've never seen her wearing an engagement ring. I actually thought she and Adam Brody, who's also in the movie, were dating. They were very flirty with each other and were always hanging out together when they weren't working."
But her good pal, actress Jennifer Blanc, tells Star that despite her leaving the rock at home, Megan is indeed still engaged.
"She does wear it sometimes," insists Jennifer. "I've never asked her why she doesn't always put it on."
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I wonder how often Brian sees his son with Vanessa Marcil.
Put on your sunglasses. Keanu Reeves is one bright bitch. He probably uses SPF: Bitch Don't Even Think Of Going Into The Sun. It is nice to see Keanu in the water though. Unfortunately, fleas and scabies can swim, but at least he's washing off some of his stank. You know that girl with him came out of the water dirtier than when she went in.
Keanu is also more interested in picking the street shit out of his fingernails than looking at his topless friend.
Oh and to answer my own question, DUH! I'd have to apply oven cleaner to my skin after fucking with filthy ass Keanu, but it would be worth it.
Here's Keanu with topless friend on the French Riviera today.
PETA, of course, couldn’t sit on this one. As soon they saw Jessica Simpson proudly wearing her “REAL GIRLS EAT MEAT” shirt, they fired back!
PETA listed the top 5 reasons why only stupid girls brag about eating meat. Here are two of them:
– Meat increases the risk of breast cancer. A 2007 study of 35,000 women published in the British Journal of Cancer found that women who ate meat were far more likely to develop breast cancer than women who consumed none. Will Jessica’s next t-shirt will say, “Real Girls Smoke 3 Packs a Day”?
– Meat will make you fat. All the saturated fat and cholesterol in chicken wings, pork chops, and steak eventually leads to flabby thighs and love handles. I hope the upcoming “Jessica Simpson’s Intimates” line comes in plus sizes! Going vegetarian is the best way to get slim and stay that way.
For the other reasons, visit PETA.org.
Recently, Jessica Simpson has been spotted sporting a t-shirt emblazoned with the slogan, "Real Girls Eat Meat" across her chest. And while this could just be an expression of the singer's love for steak, Simpson family insiders tell OK! it's actually a subtle dig at boyfriend Tony Romo's ex-girlfriend, country superstar Carrie Underwood — who not only shuns meat but who has twice been named World's Sexiest Vegetarian by animal rights group Peta.
"Jess is sick of hearing about how Tony still has feelings for Carrie," says the insider. "She's obviously trying to poke fun at her rival and let her know who really has Tony's heart."
While Carrie hasn't said anything about Jessica's carnivorous tee, the folks at Peta released the following statement to OK!:
"Jessica Simpson's meaty wardrobe malfunction makes us thankful that no one is looking to her for food advice. Chicken-of-the-Sea anyone? The woman who thought that Buffalo 'Wings' came from buffalos would benefit from some good veggie brain food."
Carrie's belief in vegetarianism is so strong, she once said, "If you told me I could never sing again, I'd say that was horrible, but it's not my life. If you told me I could never be around animals again, I would just die."
Chace Crawford & Whitney Port? REALLY?!?
Pics have surfaced of "Gossip Girl" star Chace Crawford and "The Hills" star Whitney Port hanging out and gettin' close at Ultra Supper Club last night in Toronto for an MMVA After Party. A source reports, "I joined both of them in their booth with Brody Jenner, and while I spoke to Brody, Chace and Whitney were talking with Chace's hand on her leg. They seemed very much interested in each other. When I came back to the booth later on, both were gone!!" SOURCE
I wonder if JC has to approve all his beards or not. And to all the fan girls that say he's not gay, no straight man could ever look that pretty.
HAYDEN PANETTIERE made no attempt to disguise her fondness for Heroes co-star MILO VENTIMIGLIA last night.
The couple were spotted snuggling up at the Kira Plastinina US Launch Ace Gallery in Los Angeles.
Milo may have to make the most of Hayden while he's got the chance, as she's reportedly about to embark on a new singing career.
According to press reports from the States, Hayden will be a releasing her debut single, titled Wake Up Call, this August.
With an album expected to follow hot on its heels, Hayden will have a busy few months ahead of her while carrying out promotional duties.
Milo might just be hoping it's a flop...
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It's only fitting that Dierks Bentley included five live tracks on his new album, Greatest Hits/Every Mile a Memory 2003-2008. After all, he's a road warrior -- with upcoming gigs at Lollapalooza and Sturgis Bike Week, as well as some European country music festivals. Here, he talks about recording every live show, sleeping in a bunk like the rest of the band and firing on all cylinders for his next album.
Do you record most of your live shows?
We record every live show for me and the band to listen to. We just make a floor tape, and our bass player Robbie is pretty militant about it. We'll be off the stage for, like, 10 minutes, sometimes even five minutes, and he's already in the back lounge listening to the show. And I'm thinking, "Dude, we just walked offstage." So we listen, we really listen to it about every night, just to hear subtle things and make sure we're playing tight and how things sound.
As far as recording live shows for our fans, we're starting to do more of that. Especially on the Greatest Hits album, we've got a live song from Austin City Limits, we've got one from the Big State Festival, we've got one from the Fillmore and there's one from Bonnaroo. I'm getting more interested in being able to make that accessible to our fans because I know as a fan when I go to a live show, I'm not keeping track of the set list or songs. I'm just having a great time. So when it's over, I'm like, "Oh, I can't even remember what the start of the show was." I wish I had a copy of the show to listen to and bring all of those memories right back up.
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Ben Affleck puts himself in the middle of a worthy photo op at the OneXOne gala Saturday in Calgary. Affleck, who hosted the fund-raiser (which aids children's charities in Canada and around the world), told the media, "Whether it's being a father, or just feeling connected to people . . . I've been spending a lot of time trying to learn about Africa and the developing world."
I love Ben Affleck, but damn. When I went to the People website, I literally gasped and jumped back
If you've ever wanted to see naked people, uh, nakedly recreate Pong, (as well as other feats of nakedness), the following video Brighton Port Authority featuring Dizzee Rascal and David Byrne for their new single Toe Jam is for you. It is ridiculous.
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Sources: Vimeo via N'Gai's blog.
The BPA MySpace page.
ETA: 'Brighton Port Authority' is the new stage name of Norman Cook, better known as Fatboy Slim.
Tell us how you really feel! Mark Wahlberg recently talked about the Oceans Eleven trilogy. Needless to say, he did not have many kind words for his A-list pal George Clooney. When asked about not doing the movies he said,
"It was well worth it! The second one sucked!
People tell George Clooney it's great, but we all know it sucked.
I made two bad movies instead - Planet of the Apes and The Truth About Charlie.
But doing that was better than sitting with Brad and George, telling the press how great everybody is: 'We were in Europe, George was funny, then we had some wine...' That's not for me.
I do love those guys, but I had to step out on my own."
I saw a couple of these photos on "NBC Nightly News" tonight and thought some of them were really moving, so I decided to post them for you. They are pictures from yesterday's "Meet the Press" that was hosted by Tom Brokaw and memorialized Tim Russert. Included are photos of Luke Russert, Tim's son, grasping his father's anchor chair; James Carville and Mary Matalin breaking down while being interviewed by Tom Browkaw about Tim; Tim's empty anchor chair, which they focused on when they opened the show; a makeshift memorial outside NBC Studios for Tim; and more:
Ang Lee's "Hulk" was a ponderous, chin-stroking character study that flopped at the box-office.
And Ed Norton's "The Incredible Hulk" (notice no director mentioned here), was enjoyable action-packed flick, that has been a smashing success, toppling the box-office this weekend and erasing the memory of Marvel's original embarrassment, right?
Not quite... "The Incredible Hulk," directed by Louis Leterrier, opened this weekend with a winning $54.5 million, but it was well off the opening of Ang Lee/ Eric Bana's 2003 version of the green monster film which opened five years ago to a substantially larger $62.1 million.
Source: The Playlist
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Duffy wins big with Mercy at Mojo Awards
By Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor
Last Updated: 8:13PM BST 16/06/2008
Duffy, the Welsh singer hailed as the new Dusty Springfield, has won Song of the Year at the Mojo Awards with her hit single, Mercy.
The 23-year-old former waitress has shot to fame in the past six months, offering a clean-cut alternative to Amy Winehouse.
Number one single Mercy is taken from her debut album, Rockferry, which has so far sold close to one million copies.
The awards are voted by readers of Mojo magazine. Editor Phil Alexander called Duffy's song a "timeless" classic. "It could really have come from any period in time over the last 50 years," he said.
Would be sorta maybe kinda good, right? We just checked in with Whitney on the rumor, and here's what she told us: "I heard that too, but as far as I know, that's not happening." When asked if she'd want to do a spinoff, she said: "Yeah, possibly, but it's just too much into the future for me to think about it." Whitney says she'll be working with Lauren at People's Revolution for the upcoming fourth season.
According to Jenji Kohan, she has a plan for at least the rest of this season and a fifth season of Weeds, and then she would take some time to look at setting up a spinoff. She said of the Conrad-centric sleek/fake reality-show idea, specifically, "It would be a matter of getting someone to buy it, and getting those actors on board and all that stuff."
Get the whole explanation of the contracts from the BSGeniuses over at Galactica Sitrep, but long story short: Sci Fi already signed the writers to do at least one movie, and the other two will follow along in due course, assuming the first goes as well as everybody hopes. Meanwhile, in other happy BSG news, Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune reports that the series finale of BSG will be 11 hours long, meaning we're getting a whole extra hour that no one expected. Whee!
I have a good feeling about it, actually, since the cast is all kinds of hot (you can see them in our Meet the 90210 Cast video here), and the producers are from shows like Freaks & Geeks and Undeclared (awesome!). You can meet the producers here:
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That is true, but my sources inside the See Dub tell me they are still considering a two-hour premiere.
Good enough to make me squee! Jason actually directed the pilot of Do Not Disturb with Jerry O'Connell and Niecy Nash, which I hear is pretty damn funny. What I
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Chery's Having a Bawl of X-Factor
NEW judge Cheryl Cole broke down and wept during the X Factor auditions, TV Biz can reveal.
The Girls Aloud beauty, who has replaced Sharon Osbourne on the ITV1 hit, was moved to tears by the hard luck stories of pop wannabes.
After months of turmoil in her private life, Cheryl has been extremely emotional during filming. A show source admitted: “Cheryl has found it hard-going. She thought the auditions were going to be a laugh. But when wannabes come on with their life stories it can get quite harrowing.
“Cheryl has sat there crying quite a lot. It really reminds her of her own background and start in music.
“She came from a humble home in Newcastle and had to battle to get through Popstars: The Rivals.” Cheryl won herself a place in Girls Aloud on the telly talent show in 2002 and the group soon had a Christmas No1 hit with Sound Of The Underground.
Stunning Cheryl, 24, has had a rough year after The Sun revealed how her husband Chelsea footie star Ashley Cole cheated on her with a hairdresser.
Now Ashley is desperately trying to woo his wife back. But their split had taken its toll on Cheryl as her weight plummeted during their separation. However, apart from the occasional bouts of tears, Cheryl is looking better than ever during filming with fellow judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue.
The judges will once again go down to three when the auditions go to Birmingham next week.
Dannii, 36, is jetting back to her home in Australia for a while to film scenes for Australia’s Got Talent.
Astro Boy Voice Cast Announced
Source: Imagi Studios
June 16, 2008
Summit Entertainment and Imagi Studios have entered into a global alliance whereby Summit will distribute Imagi's upcoming CG-animated motion picture Astro Boy worldwide except for Imagi's reserved territories of Japan, Hong Kong and China. The announcement was made jointly by Rob Friedman, Co-Chairman and CEO of Summit Entertainment and Douglas Glen, CEO of Imagi Studios.
"We are pleased to join with Imagi Studios in bringing the exceptional world of 'Astro Boy' to both existing and a new generation of fans alike," said Friedman. "The team at Imagi Studios is capturing the spirit of this popular post-modern franchise by doing great things with the story, characters and animation. 'Astro Boy' promises to be an excellent addition to our existing slate of family films."
Glen said, "'Astro Boy' has been one of the world's best-known and most loved superheroes for more than fifty years. We are pleased to partner with Summit to deliver 'Astro Boy''s first CGI feature film to worldwide audiences on a grand scale. Imagi and Summit are a great fit, with high energy, entrepreneurial cultures and a vision of building movie-driven global brands."
Slated for worldwide theatrical release in 2009, "Astro Boy" will feature the voices of Academy Award®-winning actor Nicolas Cage(WTF!), Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane, Bill Nighy and Eugene Levy with Freddie Highmore in the title role. David Bowers is directing ASTRO BOY from a screenplay written by Timothy Harris, with Maryann Garger producing.
ASTRO BOY was created by the "god of manga", Japan's Osamu Tezuka, in the early 1950s. The iconic character has since found wide popularity around the world as the hero of three acclaimed animated television series spanning the past four decades, besides being one of the top licensed properties for merchandising.
Set in futuristic Metro City, Imagi Studios' Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist to replace the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving father's expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the man who had rejected him.
Astro Boy is the second CG-animated feature film from Imagi Studios, following its 2007 release TMNT.
In case you don't know Freddie Highmore, i think he was Charlie Bucket.
Now I can make more posts in the future,
and I can remains sexy while doing so
wahahaha, i've wanted to post that since that RSWDS backlash in that other post.
edit: the wrong grammar is intentional. :|
The internet is abuzz with reports that Harry Potter star Emma Watson is stepping in to replace Keira Knightley as the face of their Mademoiselle fragrance — to the tune of a 3 million pound contract! Unfortunately for Watson, unless there is a magic trick at foot, this is all simply smoke and mirrors. A rep for Chanel tells PEOPLE that the rumor is “100 percent not true. We can’t figure out where this came from. It’s everywhere!”
Picture from March/April 2008.
Britney Spears' father has gotten technical.
Following up on his petition to collect "replacement compensation" for the month of February for being the co-conservator of his daughter's estate, Jamie Spears stated in a declaration filed June 6 that, starting Feb. 1, when he was first given control over Britney's affairs following her second hospitalization this year, he was with her "on a near-twenty-four-hour basis to ensure her safety and well-being."
Document can be read here.
BY BRUCE WEBER
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