edit: according to the general consensus it's probably not him, but a marilyn manson impersonator.
which- idk about you, but- makes me lol more.
Due to a few requests that I post pics, after mentioning this find in a post yesterday of a photoshopped Mischa Barton in all her glory on a box of Dollar Store undies, I decided to photograph and share this amazing product my sister pointed out to me in the corner store by her house.
It is clearly the secret to Angelina's weight loss and remarkably thin "weist." It is also worth a whole 15.99 more than Mischa Barton underwear, (though I'm sure all proceeds go to charity) so we know she is not selling herself short.
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Kim Kardashian recently gushed that she had a crush on Nick Jonas. 'We met the Jonas Brothers. Nick is so cute. I don't think my BF Reggie will get mad because Nick is like 15.
' Well it didn't both Nick either! According Twist he said, 'That was awesome! I had bragging rights for about a day and a half with my brothers. I was like, 'See this?' and Joe was like, 'Yes, you showed us five times!' And I was like, 'Well, just look at it again readl quick!' It was pretty funny.'
He sure likes her...
Rock star Kevin Jonas shared a summer crush story and the biggest love drama he has encountered with J-14 magazine.
Share a summer crush story: 'Oh absolutely! I have had a girlfriend, not even a girlfriend, someone who I hung out with for two weeks, but it didn't work out. It would be an amazing story if I met someone on vacation and ended up spending the rest of my life with her.'
What the biggest drama you've encountered in love?: 'Breakups. I've encountered heartbreak. There's always one where you break up with somebody and never talk to them.'
How can fans get your attention when you're on stage?: 'When someone dresses nice for the show, has a great sign and scream extremely loud, you can't ignore them.' (note- kevin has also mentioned in past interviews that he HATES when girls wear sweatpants)
Some videos of David Henrie (the hot not jailbait older bro on wizards of waverly place) at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.
(he swears in this one around :30 lulz)
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david is dating Lucy Hale from American Juniors. they are qt together
Wow...looks exactly like a baby. And Jamie Lynn looks exactly like a teenager holding a baby.
A little creepy, I'm not gonna lie.
Insert blah blah blah comments about her selling out her child. But, you know what? If OK magazine wanted to give a couple mil for some pics of my future kids, I'd be doling that shit over without a second thought.
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From IMDB: Against The Current: A grieving man sets out to swim the length of the Hudson River. ( Collapse )
We all need more Justin Kirk in our lives.
source and source and source
When Radiohead's world tour started back in early May in West Palm Beach, the band shot a video in a local production company called G-Star. Run by students, the production company used an innovative form of filming where only lasers are used, making cameras and lighting unnecessary. The video for the song House of Cards, from 2007's In Rainbows LP, is highly anticipated and DeadAirSpace has released some teasers of screenshots.
The Bodysnatchers video.......: /
oh wait wait i mean...
Sting was left furious after discovering his teenage daughter had shared a tent with Pete Doherty at the Glastonbury music festival.
The Police frontman reportedly couldn't contain his anger when he was told 17-year-old Coco had become close to the troubled rocker, who has a well-documented drug addiction, at the world famous event last month.
An onlooker told Britain's Mail Online website: "I was standing next to Coco's tent after Pete had played his set, and one of her friends went to check on her. She unzipped the door, and Pete was lying outstretched in her tent. "He looked very comfortable and was smoking something - the tent was full of smoke but it was impossible to tell what it was.
He seemed pretty out of it, though. "Coco's father isn't too happy about her hanging around Pete because of his reputation, and hit the roof when he heard he had stayed in her tent." Aspiring singer Coco met the Babyshambles frontman in March and he has been helping her with songs for her debut album, which will be released later this year.
The source added: "Coco has definitely inherited her dad's vocal skills and Pete has been raving about her talent. It's pretty clear he finds her attractive, which will only worry her dad more."
"On a scale of 1 to 10, how gay are you?" he asks on the first episode of "Brooke Knows Best," debuting at 10 p.m. Sunday on VH1. When Glenn says he is a 10, Hulk is relieved.
However, Brooke says she's ready to cut loose from her father's leash, jump into the apartment's hot tub and run around naked in her own place.
Her father warns her that you can get diseases from hot tubs and that stalkers with telescopes might see her naked body and rappel down the building and smash through the windows.
More on Brooke, including those hot bikini pics, can be found at http://ecwlives4ever.org/brooke4.html
• As news begins leaking about Madonna's estranged brother's Christopher Ciccone's memoir (hitting bookstores next week), I've learned several tidbits about Life With My Sister Madonna, which Ciccone co-wrote with celebrity writer Wendy Leigh, who previously penned unauthorized bios of Princess Grace, John F. Kennedy Jr. and Arnold Schwarzenegger and helped Zsa Zsa Gabor write her memoirs.
Ciccone's relationship with his famous sister began to sour shortly after she married Ritchie. Apparently the openly gay Ciccone believes the British director is something of a homophobe, which is interesting given Madonna's own dabbling in bisexuality and her large circle of gay friends.
• Ciccone wrote large chunks of the book at the family's vineyard near Leland, Mich. -- hoping to recoup a bit of the potential fortune he lost when Madonna cut him out of her will after the two stopped speaking several years ago.
Mariah Carey says before meeting husband Nick Cannon, she went through such low times that she dreamt of being "kidnapped" from her life.
"When I was in an unhappy place in my life ... I always wanted to be kidnapped," the singer tells Elle magazine. "I just wanted a way out, but I didn't have one."
Ten years after her split with ex-husband Tommy Mottola, Cannon stepped into her life – and whisked her up in a whirlwind romance.
"We really kept the whole relationship aspect of it quiet," Carey says of their speedy courtship and top-secret nuptials. "We didn't want to give people a chance to be like, 'What are you doing? What are you talking about? This is so quick .... Are you sure?' "
Then, one night, while hanging out on the rooftop of her Manhattan apartment, Cannon popped the question with a 17-carat diamond hidden inside a candy ring pop. "They've been calling me Cinderella since I first started out," she says of the fairytale-worthy proposal. "Most people would think, Okay, please! This doesn't happen in real life."
A few days later, Carey got her wish – a kidnapping – and a second proposal.
"He sort of kidnapped me and took me on a helicopter ride," she says. "Then he re-proposed."
Sorry about the previous one mods. I accidentaly hit submit before I was finished
AVC: You seem really, really geeked about this film.More, including lots of sound effects and gestures at the source.
AVC: Do you get this excited about less technically focused movies, about dramas like Passion Of Darkly Noon or Gods And Monsters?
BF: I try to. This one got my motor running because it hadn't ever been done before. But as a work in progress, yeah, I'd like to know as much as I can about the material. With Gods And Monsters, c'mon, it's Ian McKellen! I used to watch him in the library on Betamax tapes, acting Shakespeare, he's a hero of mine. I couldn't believe I met him, I worked with him. He's a sweetheart, he sends cheeky e-mails at Christmastime, and he's a funny, wonderful guy. And on top of that, he's knighted. And he's brilliant on top of it. [Pauses.] You actually saw Darkly Noon? Wow. You're looking me in the eyes and you're laughing, my goodness. That picture was my trip up the river. [Laughs.]
BF will always have a special place in my heart.
Mary-Kate Olsen is on the cover of this week’s Star Magazine. The tabloid is claiming that Mary-Kate has been partying really hard since the death of Heath Ledger and her friends are worried that she needs to enter rehab.
They cite her small fall in LA a few weeks ago as evidence of her hard partying. There’s a picture of it on the cover. After that, MK apparently spent a few days in a holistic facility and told Elle that she “talks to people”, but that isn’t enough. Pals want her in a real, credited treatment center.
“Mary-Kate seriously needs to get to rehab, but she doesn’t think she has a problem,” says their source. “She thinks she’s young, hip and entitled to live her life as she sees fit. But it’s affecting everything.”
Star isn’t the first magazine to report this story, and it won’t be the last. Both In Touch Weekly and The National Enquirer ran similar stories a few weeks ago–right after MK’s fall. However, this is the most in-depth look at MK in a tabloid since right after Heath’s death. However, until there’s out and out paparazzi proof (like the kind that seems to come Lindsay Lohan’s way) or a mug shot, I’m taking these reports with a grain of salt.
And a picture of MK out in Soho yesterday:
Solange Knowles and her son Daniel aka Julez at the Essence Music Festival 2008 in New Orleans this past weekend.
A belated thank you to all who wished me a Happy birthday last week, June 21st. This is an attempt at ...? I guess it's called a Vlog. In any event I wanted to update you all on upcoming Licks news, High fives and keeping the dream alive!!!!!
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World Exclusive: "Meet Baby Maddie" interview
Since giving birth on June 19 to baby girl Maddie Briann Aldridge, Jamie Lynn Spears has taken to doing what any good first time mom would do — making sure her brand new daughter has everything she needs.
And, in an exclusive interview and photoshoot, the younger sister of Britney Spears tells OK! that being away from the shining lights of Hollywood is making it all easier to learn the ins and outs of first-time motherhood. "Around here, everyone has the same focus," Jamie Lynn tells OK!. "The focus is family, and that's a good way to live."
The stunning pop star, 25, has huge insecurities about her body, despite regularly topping polls as the sexiest female.
What she used to look like :(
Despite her recent weight loss being the subject of many weekly gossip magazines, Cheryl admits she enjoys reading them because looking at other celebrities' flaws make her feel better about herself.
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After the leaving the pub, the singer had no money on her to buy cigarettes so she begged some of the paparazzi to give her a smoke.
According to The Sun, Winehouse hit a bodyguard who was signed to take care of her, she hit him in the face. This comes after she hit a fellow pub goer at the Dublin Castle pub in Camden.
They report that Winehouse hit, Wayne Lindsay, three times in the face, on the incident, Lindsay said, “It really stung. I couldn’t believe it. I hadn’t said anything to her or touched her.” He then went on to say that Amy had been downing tequila and she “looked as if she was in another world”.
A friend of Amy’s defended the singer, saying “Someone behind her pinched her bottom and she reacted.”
Christina Aguilera leaves a studio in Studio City, Calif. on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old singer recently talked about how her feet increased by two sizes while she was pregnant!
Christina recounted, “My stomach was really where I carried my weight. Toward the end of my pregnancy, I felt really big - I gained about 40lbs, which is a lot for my size. My hips also changed significantly. And my feet grew from a size five-and-a-half to a size seven in flats!”
“Thank God my feet went back to normal. I would have been so depressed if I had to get rid of my shoe collection!”, she continued.
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i have to say that i would be depressed too if my feet grew and i had to buy all new shoes.
She spent the past week on an amazing holiday in Hawaii, and last night Ashley Tisdale returned to the mainland, along with her mother Lisa and boyfriend Jared Murillo.
But it wasn’t all fun and games as she landed at LAX International Airport. It seems the swarming paparazzi were undesirable to the “High School Musical” hottie, hence she shielded the shutterbugs with her Louis Vuitton handbag.
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The band, fronted by Sir Mick Jagger, command a staggering £3.5 million per private performance, a new book has revealed.
Author Imogen Edward-Jones made the staggering discovery while researching her new tome 'Pop Babylon', and the figure dwarfs the sums being paid to other artists.
Sir Elton John, Robbie Williams, Rod Stewart and Amy Winehouse can all command up to £1 million for a private concert, while Janet Jackson and the Pussycat Dolls charge £500,000 per show.
The list is rounded off by Sting, the Sugababes and All Saints who all charge £250,000 and Girls Aloud who expect to pocket £200,000 to play at parties.
Imogen writes: "No wonder the market is expanding rapidly with indie acts and young pop stars offering themselves up to the highest bidder.
"Even old favourites such as Rick Astley and the Human League have dusted themselves off and are available for weddings and bar mitzvahs. So no matter how big or small your budget, there appears to be a band to suit you."
'Pop Babylon' by Imogen Edwards-Jones, list of highest-paid private performers:
It a was barely five years ago that 23-year-old Aussie beauty Delta Goodrem was just another aspiring artist who idolized fellow singers like Kylie Minogue, Olivia Newton-John and Celine Dion. Then, with the 2003 release of Delta’s debut, Innocent Eyes, the singer-songwriter went from being a pop fan to holding court alongside her superstar contemporaries at the top of the charts, where her first five No. 1 Australian hits broke a chart record held by Kylie and led to work with Olivia and Celine. And just as astounding, to date, one in every four homes in Oz owns Delta’s debut, which has helped to make her the most popular female solo artist in Australian history.
Now, with the long-awaited July 15 release of Delta’s self-titled U.S. debut, America is catching up to the buzz that has had Europe, Australia, and Japan in a state of musical ecstasy for the past five years.
where's my aussie ONTD peeps at?
Katy Perry updates fans about her nom for the Teen Choice Awards’ brand-new Choice MySpacer trophy!
Dane Cook's lawyer has dog s**t on the brain. He's grilling prospective jurors about their views on dogs and excrement.
Cook's landlord has gone to court, trying to get the "comedian" evicted because his dog habitually craps in the public areas of the apartment building. Dane's lawyer asked prospective jurors a number of revealing questions, including:
- What's worse. Stepping in gum or stepping in dog poop?
- If you live next to a park and saw dog poop, would you avoid that park?
- Would you confront someone about spitting out gum on the sidewalk or not picking up dog poop in a public place?
- Would you confront a neighbor about picking up after their dog?
The lawyer for Dane's landlord played a tape showing Cook's dog Beast crapping on the common grounds of the apartment where Dane live -- though not for long if the jury agrees with the landlord.
Another clip shows the fruits of the Pinscher's labor on the ground. The video shows an L.A. Times newspaper next to the black book -- it was there to cement the date the poop was taken, not as a receptacle.
Dane Cook's lawyer is trying to convince the jury the dogs**t in the video may show dog poop, but it's not from his Pinscher.
The attorney is grilling Mr. Berry, the apartment manager, like a cheeseburger, claiming "medium to small-sized dogs create a thumb-sized poop" and the poop the question is larger.
UPDATE: Mr. Berry just offered his own expert testimony, "I know what Beast's pooh looks like, unfortunately. It's a dog's signature. Signature. Signature pooh." At the point the judge called for a lunch break, we're assuming because everyone was really hungry.
New York says DANE COOK PICK UP YOUR SHIT
Penelope Cruz takes a big bite on the set of her new movie Broken Embraces with Pedro Almodovar in Madrid, Spain on Tuesday.
The 34-year-old actress will be teaming up with Nicole Kidman and Marion Cotillard on a musical number for the movie musical Nine. The trio will be singing a new song called Take It All.
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I love her and want to be her.
ET Rides Along with Paula Abdul to the 'Idol' Concert
The "Pop-Tarts™ Presents American Idol Live Tour 2008" stopped in Los Angeles Monday for a one-night only concert date and ET joined "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul for the limo ride to the Staples Center and backstage as she congratulated the season seven Final 10 on their performances.
Paula chatted with David Cook, David Archuleta, Brooke White and Carly Smithson about everything from dating and wardrobe to having "bus hair."
The tour continues to zig-zag across the country all summer, wrapping up on September 13 in Tulsa, OK.
Please forward to the one where Paula asks Cookie about his lovelife... it's very cute!
Happy Birthday Monkey!
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Hi everyone, I know I couldn't invite you all to Monkey's 1st birthday party but I hope that you at least got to see it on TV! It was a blast and it was so amazing to see everyone. Monkey had such a great time. Thank God for my gays or I just don't know how I would have pulled that off.
I was so happy to see everyone at the party. Loni Anderson has always been such a great inspiration and motherly figure to me and I'm so glad she finally got to meet Liam. I can't wait for her to meet Stella.
Two kids! Can you believe I have two kids? Well, I certainly can't. My career has always been so important to me but since Liam and Stella we've really adjusted our priorities. It's amazing how much you can love someone. My friends who had babies before me had always told me that but you really don't get it until it happens to you.
Anyway, I can't wait to start uploading pictures from the party to my Myspace page. I really appreciate all of the support I get from all of you and I love reading your posts. Keep it up and tell all your friends to "friend me"—we love new people!
Love you all,
Bollywood will soon roll out two films dealing with emotional, social repercussions on people from different walks of life in the aftermath of serial train blasts that rocked Mumbai two years ago.
Incidental, the second anniversary of the blasts that killed 187 people and injured over 500 Mumbles falls on July 11.
UTV Motion Pictures' Mumbai Meri Jaan is the story about how such tragedies affect people, directly or indirectly and how they fight their way back to lead a normal life. The story is told through the eyes of a female journalist played by Soha Ali Khan. The film directed by Nishikant Kamat, features Irfan Khan, Paresh Rawal, Madhavan, Kay Kay Menon among others, will hit the screens on August 22.
The other film Ruslaan is a story that deals with people's perception and their impact on the life of innocent bystanders.
SINCE THIS ISN'T YOUR TYPICAL BOLLYWOOD POST/MOVIE ABOUT SINGING AND DANCING, WOULD YOU TAKE THE TIME WATCH THESE MOVIES??
Bird flies into the aircraft's engine with Posh and kids on board
A passenger jet carrying Victoria Beckham and her sons Romeo and Cruz was
involved in a runway scare in LA.
The Air New Zealand flight was ready to take off to London when a bird flew into
the aircraft's engine.
The pilot had to bring the plane to an abrupt halt, which had Victoria and her
sons sitting close to the front in First Class.
Victoria, apparently without any make-up and wearing pyjamas, is reported
to have remained calm throughout as she comforted her two children.
and according to this other article
"while fellow passengers disembarked the aircraft, Victoria and her entourage stayed onboard to reapply her makeup and get re-dressed."
She’s won countless awards, hangs with superstars and performs all over the world, but British songstress Leona Lewis is still ecstatic about one unforgettable recent show.
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Nelson Mandela concert!
Hi everyone, ....
I've had the most memorable few days this past week. First I was invited to attend a dinner with Nelson Mandela, where there would be an auction for his incredible charity. ....
Elton John gave a stunning performance and we heard moving speeches from Forest Whitaker (who I luv), Gordon Brown and Bill Clinton! It was lovely to see Oprah and Gale there too. They where heading to Africa for work with Oprah's school for women out there, I admire her so much. ....
I took my aunty with me, who adores Mr. Mandela and she managed to get everyone's autograph and photo even though we weren't supposed too - lol! ....
The next day all the performers for the 90th Birthday celebration had a group photo with Mandela. I got to sit right beside the great man, wow what an honour, I couldn't quite believe it! ....
The following day was the big event and I couldn't even sleep I was so excited, honoured, nervous everything at the same time! ....
Backstage everyone was really buzzing, it was a great atmosphere. When I went out on stage the audience went back as far as I could see and everyone was so happy and singing along, it was one of my favourite performances. I had so much fun. To perform for such an amazing mans birthday and 46664 his remarkable charity is one of the highlights of my career and I hope there will be many more great causes that I can be a part of.
Just in case you thought the rogues of The Hills were kidding about packing ten grand-worth of heat, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt had a camera crew tag along to their cap-busting session at the firing range and there's over 50 glorious photos of their romantic gun weilding date.
Suddenly those comments from Spencer about "trying to take over the world" have a more eerie resonance. But thankfully Heidi didn't damage her hearing from the gunshots, because it'd be a real shame if she became tone deaf.
It might be safe to assume there are two people who will want to slip some protective armor under their bikini's next time they step out in the open to catch some rays.
Keep aiming for success, Speidi.
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Pretty much making Andrea Zuckerman the only one entirely unaccounted for, a spokesperson for the CW's 90210 confirms that
Tata, 71, who thus far is only booked for the one guest appearance, tells the AP, "The coin's in the air. I guess it comes under the heading of... 'Let's see if the audience still remembers me.'"
• Kelly: Now a West Bev guidance counselor (played by Jennie Garth on a recurring basis)
• Donna: Clothing store owner, though Tori won't be in first episodes
• Brenda: Shannen Doherty is "in talks"
• Dylan: Luke Perry is holding firm with "No"
• David: BAG is (thankfully) busy with Terminator series
• Brandon: Jason Priestly is in talks to direct episodes
• Steve: Ian Ziering anxiously clutching cell phone?
• Andrea: Gabrielle Carteris, wherefore art thou?
Oh, but remember, the CW show is all about the new, young kids. And Lori Loughlin.
Luke Wilson drove his new Dodge Chllenger to Starbucks with his newest big breasted piece of ass. BTW, if you look at the last photo you can see David Spade in the window pointing at Luke. How exciting for you, David. (if you want to know how I know that there are pics of David leaving after Luke)
Holly Marie Combs, Brooke Burns and Rochelle Aytes have signed on to star in Lifetime's drama pilot "Mistresses."
Additionally, Michael Weaver and Mary Birdsong have joined HBO's half-hour pilot "Suburban Shootout," directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.
Based on the BBC series, "Mistresses," from Fox 21, revolves around a quartet of thirtysomething women who have been friends since college.
Combs ("Charmed") will play Jane, who gave up her career to be a stay-at-home mom. Burns ("Miss Guided") will play Shannon, an outspoken and sharp attorney. Aytes ("Drive") will play Ava, a bright and spunky soap star.
"Suburban," which also is based on a British series, is a dark comedy about Rebecca (Judy Greer) who escapes the city for suburban bliss only to find herself caught between two rival gangs of homicidal housewives as they vie for control of their idyllic town.
Weaver ("Notes From the Underbelly") will play Rebecca's husband and new chief of police of the suburban town. Birdsong ("Reno 911!") will play a member of one of the gangs.
Footwear Company Brings American Idol Winner on Board for Endorsement Agreement
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SKECHERS USA, Inc., a global leader in the lifestyle footwear industry, today announced that it has signed recent American Idol winner and rising star David Cook to a global endorsement agreement. This deal marks the first male celebrity to make SKECHERS' roster since 2002, when actor Robert Downey Jr. was the face of the global brand, and the second American Idol winner, with Carrie Underwood being the first in 2005.
With exclusive worldwide rights to advertise footwear using Cook's image through December 2009, SKECHERS will feature the 25-year-old singer in various SKECHERS' styles through a campaign that will reflect his personality, interests and appeal. Launching in Fall '08, the campaign coincides with the "PopTarts American Idols Live! Tour 2008," and the debut of David's first post-Idol album on 19 Recordings/RCA Records. The SKECHERS Cook campaign will include print, outdoor and in-store.
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Reports have circulated over the past few days implicating famed choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson in a nightclub brawl at Missy’s birthday party.
In an exclusive interview, the talented artist cleared up the rumors on her role in the fight that left a waitress injured and her makeup artist Deborah Padilla arrested.
“When I read the paper I was in shock,” Gibson explained to AllHipHop.com. “I was with Missy having a great time and didn’t even know there was a fight. I found out later it was my makeup artist and I got to her the next day.”
Gibson criticizes the venue, Marquee nightclub, for allegedly not providing a safe environment for patrons to enjoy themselves.
“I really find it offensive that they are [allegedly] always doing something to my black sisters and brothers,” Gibson declared. “That club is a little extra in my opinion and it’s disappointing.”
The New York Post reported the fight stemmed from a waitress shoving Deborah Padilla in an attempt to get to rapper Busta Rhymes.
The alleged fight resulted in the waitress filing charges and Padilla being arrested for assault.
Gibson defended her friend’s response to the hostile situation.
“She (the waitress) pushed her and Deborah’s reaction was ‘I’m from Brooklyn, you’re not going to just be pressing up on me and disrespecting me’,” Gibson reasoned. “It was an unfortunate situation but I don’t roll with people who start trouble. She’s an amazing makeup artist and more importantly a strong black woman. It was just a case of someone feeling themselves at a nightclub and getting extra which happens all the time to a lot of us in entertainment.”
Laurie Ann Gibson released her first single earlier this year entitled “Addictive.”
Her Rodney Jerkins produced second single “Not Your Typical Girl” is due out later this year.
Gibson is known from her choreographical work on the Making the Band series and the film Honey.
for the lulz
tbh, i think she got a raw deal with making the band and how they handled her
Known for her 2005 top ten hit “Make Her Feel Good,” Teairra Mari is set to return to music later this year after being dropped from Roc-A-Fella via a new contract with Interscope.
The singer who has been dubbed by Sean Garrett as an “urban Avril Lavigne,” (wtf?!) says she learned about her being dropped from Roc-A-Fella just before her high school graduation. “I got a call before my high school graduation,” recalls Mari. “I kept it to myself for about six months; I didn’t even tell my mom. Then news about it started coming out on the radio. I stopped doing music for a year.” While on Roc-A-Fella the “princess of the roc’s” single “Make Her Feel Good” peaked at no.9 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Songs Chart while her album “Roc-A-Fella Presents Teairra Mari” reached no.2 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. However, those chart topping moments and high profile performances with Rihanna and Amerie were not enough to keep the singer on the roster.
Since then Mari has been busy working on her upcoming Interscope debut. According to Billboard, the as-yet-untitled album is due late 2008/early 2009 and features collaborations with Timbaland, JR Rotem, Cudda Love (Nelly, Murphy Lee) and Nephew. “I’m at a good point now, with more creative control to be Teairra Mari,”says Mari of her new album led by the single “No, No, No.” “The last time out, I was more concerned about trying to get a platinum album instead of enjoying the journey. I love music and that’s what it’s really about: getting my message across to those who want to hear it.”
In addition to her upcoming Fo’ Reel Entertainment/Interscope project, the burgeoning songbird has been tapped as the spokesmodel for Love’s jeans line Jean Addicts, which bows in the fall. Mari will also appear in the film “Doorman,” due later this year.
for the "who?" crowd
Recently developed "touch DNA" technology has cleared all members of JonBenet Ramsey's family of her slaying, authorities said Wednesday.
JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in the basement of her family's home in Boulder, Colorado.
JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in the basement of her family's home in Boulder, Colorado.
Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy said no one in the Ramsey family is considered a suspect and formally apologized in a letter to John Ramsey for the cloud of suspicion his family has lived under for nearly 12 years.
"To the extent that we may have contributed in any way to the public perception that you might have been involved in this crime, I am deeply sorry," Lacy wrote.
Instead, DNA tests conducted earlier this year point to an "unknown male," in the 6-year-old child beauty pageant contestant's December 1996 slaying.
John Ramsey found his daughter's body in the basement of the family's Boulder, Colorado, home on December 26, 1996.
The girl had been strangled and beaten. Testing in 1998 showed that DNA evidence found in the girl's underwear and beneath her fingernails was from an unidentified man and did not match anyone in the Ramsey family.
Tests conducted in March revealed that new DNA collected from a pair of long johns matched a sample previously taken from the child's panties.
Genetic material was scraped from the waistband of the long johns, which JonBenet was wearing over her underwear when her body was found. Lacey said in her statement that authorities believe the long johns were either replaced or removed by her killer.
Additional tests were conducted to ensure that the genetic material did not come from law enforcement of medical examiner's personnel, the statement said.
"The unexplained third-party DNA on the clothing of the victim is very significant and powerful evidence," Lacey's statement said. "It is therefore the position of the Boulder District Attorney's Office that this profile belongs to the perpetrator of the homicide."
Lacey took pains to state that her office does not consider JonBenet's father, her mother -- now deceased -- or older brother to be suspects. She said she released the findings in the interest of justice.
"Local, national and even international publicity has focused on the murder of JonBenet Ramsey. Many members of the public came to believe that one or more of the Ramseys, including her mother or her father or even her brother, were responsible for this brutal homicide. Those suspicions were not based on evidence that had been tested in court; rather, they were based on evidence reported by the media."
Patsy Ramsey died of ovarian cancer in June 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia. The family moved there from Boulder, Colorado, after JonBenet's death.
To May Pang, the 18 months that she spent with John Lennon in the early 1970s as his girlfriend and companion is the most discussed - and most misunderstood - period of the former Beatle's life.
It was during that time that Lennon had some of his more notorious liquor-fueled run-ins, such as the one where he and fellow musician Harry Nilsson were famously booted from Los Angeles' Troubador Club for heckling the Smothers Brothers.
While people have seized that and other drunken escapades as being indicative of the whole period, which Lennon himself called his "Lost Weekend," Pang said the time was rather a productive, nurturing era that included not only a successful solo album, but also reconnections and collaborations with old friends.
"I don't want people to think it was a down-and-out period for him, because it wasn't," Pang, 57, said in a phone interview Tuesday. "And if you really think about it, I mean really think, how could he be drunk and do all that work? It's one thing to say he was out and having a good time, but to say he was down-and-out every day of his life then, that's ridiculous."
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Paul likes her, I like her. She's cool.
Peep Jay-Z’s spread in the ground breaking all-Black issue of Vogue Italia. Although he’s not the most photogenic individual out there, these are pretty interesting shots nonetheless.
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Four weeks after his latest LP debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 with more than 1 million copies sold, rapper Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III returns next week to the chart's peak, outselling Coldplay's Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends — which has occupied the #1 spot for the last two weeks — by just 6,000 copies.
The two albums continue to be the year's biggest sellers, with Wayne's opus nearing the 1.7 million sales mark and Coldplay's record just passing 1.1 million in sales, according to data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. Wayne owes much to the 40 percent sales hit Viva la Vida suffered, which allowed him to regain the chart's coveted top spot.
The lack of fresh, serious competition this week also worked in Wayne's favor. Just 12 new releases enter next week's chart, with the 50 Cent clique G-Unit's T.O.S.: (Terminate on Sight) bowing at #4 with 101,600 scans, and John Mayer's live set, Where the Light Is, following at #5 with 75,300 in week-one sales.
The rest of the top 10 is filled out by some chart regulars. The soundtrack to the Disney Channel's "Camp Rock" flick holds at #3 for a third-straight week, scanning 115,600 units, while the 28th installment in the Now That's What I Call Music! compilation juggernaut follows at #6 with 58,900 sold. The new single from Kid Rock's Rock N Roll Jesus, "All Summer Long," has helped the his LP climb slowly up the top 200; next week we'll see that effort return to the top 10 at #7, thanks to a 27 percent boost in sales, ending the week at 45,400. Usher's Here I Stand falls one spot to #8, selling another 41,500, while Rihanna's Good Girl Gone Bad rises one position to #9 with 40,000 sold. Finally, at #10, it's Disturbed's Indestructible, which sold another 37,400 copies.
Elsewhere on the chart, Tech N9ne's Killer makes its debut at #12, having sold 36,200 units, and Alkaline Trio's Agony & Irony enters at #13 with 36,100 scans. My Chemical Romance's The Black Parade Is Dead! bows at #22 with sales reported at 22,700, while Vanessa Hudgens' Identified follows at #23, selling 22,000 copies. Relient K's The Bird and the Bee Sides enters the chart at #25, thanks to 19,700 sold, and coming in at #20, with 17,200 scans, it's Jim Jones and the Byrd Gang's M.O.B. Meanwhile, rapper C-Murder's Screamin' 4 Vengeance debuts at #130 after selling 5,300 units.
1. Lil' Wayne, The Carter III
2. Coldplay, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
3. Camp Rock Soundtrack
4. G-Unit, T.O.S. (Terminate on Sight)
5. John Mayer, Where the Light is (Live)
6. Now 28
7. Kid Rock, Rock'n Roll Jesus
8. Usher, Here I Stand
9. Rihanna, Good Girl Gone Bad (Reloaded)
10. Disturbed, Indestructible
to my bbs who can't make out what his belt buckle says, it says BAPE not RAPE...Bape is a clothing brand
So this is kind of a big deal for Star Wars fans. For the uninformed, The Force Unleashed is a new videogame that bridges the gap between Episodes 3 and 4, and features not only new characters, but old favourites too. It will reveal new secrets and storylines in the Star Wars universe. See the final launch trailer below for some geeky goodness. It's pretty awesome. From what I've read and early reviews, it's the best SW game yet.
May the force be with you....now watch:
source - http://www.ew.com/ew/video/exclusives?lineupId=1155151521&videoId=1655717469
R&B star Cassie is unfazed by reports she is dating her hip-hop mentor Sean 'Diddy' Combs.
The 38-year-old rap mogul was rumored to be romantically involved with the singer, 21, after he signed her to his Bad Boy record label in 2006.
And despite protestations from Combs last month denying the relationship, Cassie insists she isn't worried about the allegations they are a couple.
She says, "I'm his artist and we're friends. It doesn't bother me if people say we're dating. I'm like, whatever."
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As long as she isn't fucking my man, R. Les, it's all good. ^_^
LOS ANGELES — Mary-Kate Olsen has been spending a lot of time with high-fashion model Jessica Stam, and apparently the Canadian-born blonde has been a positive influence on the once-troubled twin's road to a full recovery from years of weight and health woes.
Olsen spent the Fourth of July with Stam in the Hamptons and after happily chowing down at the model’s private barbecue, the BFFs headed over to another private grill-out at the Estate in Sag Harbor just before midnight.
Dressed in a long black sweater and high heels, we’re told a healthy and glowing Olsen was actually laughing (big surprise) and was a total social butterfly as she happily floated around with Stam and her girlfriends from NYU.
Interestingly, Olsen chose not to associate with the male party peeps.
“I’ve never seen her [Mary-Kate] in such good spirits, and she didn’t look anything like her old emaciated self,” an eyewitness told Pop Tarts, adding that the “Weeds” actress refused even a drop of alcohol. She reportedly stuck totally to Snapple antioxidant water, which is believed to be another positive influence that the health-conscious Stam has had on her famous friend.
But despite MK’s new perky persona, some things will never change — she refused to be photographed and wouldn’t even let a digital camera get near her.
Fun fact: Stam sounds exactly like Mary-Kate!!
babydoll nation 4evr
She stars along with Sylvester Stallone, and pretty much plays the girl you would expect her to; For her time, she rolled in $2.5 million big ones, while Sylvester only got $800,000 — maybe it's because he wasn't so good at lip-syncing Portuguese.
Spanish tennis player and 2008 Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal takes a breather with his girlfriend, Maria Francisca Perello on the beach of Mallorca on Monday.
Raf, 22, now has five career Grand Slam titles, including his four consecutive French Open wins.
On Sunday, July 19th, aurosan (top), danger_zone911 (bottom), whoffleck (me) and edrooney met the fabulous, cute and wonderful...
Picture Source: edrooney’s camera
Concert Source: “iHEARTaMISTERkim” via YouTube
TV Clip Source: “kpopgrrl” via YouTube
THIS IS NOT AN aurosan APPRECIATION POST!!!!!!
OLDMAN RULES OUT STONE COLLABORATION
British actor GARY OLDMAN has sparked a war of words with director OLIVER STONE - insisting he has "lost his edge."
Oliver cast Oldman as Lee Harvey Oswald in his 1991 Oscar-winning film JFK.
But Oldman says he is unlikely to work with the filmmaker again.
He says, "Oliver Stone thinks I've lost my edge. Yeah. But then I've looked at the last couple of things he's done and I could perhaps say the same thing to him."
for some reason I can't create a hyperlink :(
ME? On this list?
10 worst lyrics of all time
10. Only time will tell if we stand the test of time - Why Can't This Be Love, Van Halen
9. She had dumps like a truck, truck, truck - Thong Song, Sisqo
8. Lucky that my breasts are small and humble, so you don't confuse them with mountains - Whenever, Wherever, Shakira
7. You got a Prada bag with a lotta stuff in it - Gettin' Jiggy Wit It, Will Smith
6. Time is like a clock in my heart - Time (Clock Of The Heart), Culture club
5. I love you like a fat kid love cake - 21 Questions, 50 Cent
4. He was a boy, she was a girl. Can I make it any more obvious? - Sk8er Boi, Avril Lavigne
3. Is that yo ass, or yo mama half reindeer? - Shake Ya Tailfeather, Nelly, P Diddy and Murphy Lee
2. I don't want to see a ghost, it's a sight that I fear the most, I'd rather have a piece of toast, watch the evening news - Life, Des'ree
1. I'm serious as cancer, when I say rhythm is a dancer - Rhythm is a Dancer, Snap!
Any of your least favorites not make it on the list? How did "The Beat of my Heart" not make it on the list? Oh well lol
Hospital: `Impossible' to see inside Jolie's room
PARIS — The hospital where Angelina Jolie will give birth says it has covered the windows of her room with a special material to prevent paparazzi from taking pictures of the actress and her partner, Brad Pitt.
The Lenval hospital in Nice in southern France said Wednesday that photos that claim to show Jolie and Pitt in her room are fakes that have been manipulated or show other patients.
In a statement, the hospital said it is "totally impossible" to see inside the room from the outside due to a material on the windows that camera lenses cannot see through.
The statement wasn't specific but hospital spokeswoman Nadine Bauer said she believed the material was a type of film. She said it was put on especially for Jolie.
"So any pictures released are either posed fakes set up by paparazzi or they are pictures of other patients," the hospital said. "We hope this is clearly understood out of respect for all patients in this clinic."
Jolie is expecting twins. She has been resting and is being monitored by doctors in the seaside hospital ahead of the birth.
At a brief news conference last week, Jolie's obstetrician said the 33-year-old actress was doing fine. Her stay could be a relatively long one. The doctor, Michel Sussmann, said Jolie would remain in the hospital until the babies are delivered and that could be "in the weeks to come."
EDIT: Pics from x17 posted yesterday that claim to show Brangelina in hospital room--here.
TRACE CYRUS DOESNT WANT TO SEE YOU IN THE SCENE EVER AGAIN
Jeffreee Star has posted another myspace bulletin. this time with a text he received from miley cyrus' brother trace.
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for the TL;DR - Miley's brother is dating this girl who is really rich and is an internet whore but thinks she's the shit and she wants to be an MTV vj. MTV told her she couldnt hang out with jeffree star because he was too controversial, so he got pissed and made a bunch of myspace bulletins about it where he said that her bf (mileys brother) was a drug addict and neglected her. she got pissed and made myspace bulletins about how she is over "typical LA drama" and now miley's brother is pissed too and texted jeffree so of course j* had to make a myspace bulletin about it
oh and the cut text, incase you didnt figure it out, is from another text that jeffree said trace sent him
Ashley Dupré — the infamous call girl hired by former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer — is hoping to reinvent herself. No, not as a singer — as a reality TV star. The 23-year-old New Jersey native has teamed up with production house Reveille (The Office, The Biggest Loser) to pitch a reality dating show described as a cross between Pretty Woman and Cinderella. The show revolves around the idea that everyone has a skeleton in the closet, and will include Dupré working with a therapist to come to terms with her past and help her fall in love. Says a source close to the proposed series: "This is the story of a woman who is desperately seeking a second chance, and is willing to put her life under the microscope on national TV to try to redeem herself."
I can't even begin to speculate as to with which clever witticism E! (because... you know it will be on E!) will title this.
This happened a couple of weeks ago actually but oh wells. My sister works up at a high end store in Park City, Utah and as you all know HSM3 has been filming here in Salt Lake. Zac and Vanessa went shopping at the store my sister works at and apparently Vanessa was a huge bitch to everyone. She said that she had those big sunglasses on that she didn't take off the whole time while shopping, didn't smile once, didn't say "please" or "thank you", she wouldn't answer anybody even if she was spoken to, just stood by Zac's side the whole time. My sister asked Vanessa how she was liking Utah and she tilted her glasses down, looked at my sister, didn't say anything, then pushed her glasses back up and just walked away. hmmmm.
Zac, on the other hand, was supposedly a sweetheart. He was smiling at everybody, making conversation, and had very good manners. He paid for everything they bought, which it all came out to be a little under $5,000.
Also, she said both of them are so tiny! Like really short and skinny.
ANNNNND the end. I bid you adieu.
Talking about Weeds, his 21st Birthday, making out with Mary-Kate, and hanging out with Zac Efron, and hinting at Spring Awakening!
The golden chosen twins are coming this Tuesday! Shit, instead of dusting off your Brangelina shrine, you should clean out your bomb shelter. I'm sure the presence of the twin messiahs will knock out electrical, gas and water lines. You better stock up on bottled water for your Kool-Aid.
According to InTouch (via DM), Angie Jo has scheduled her c-section for this Tuesday. A source said that when Angie first arrived at the hospital in Nice, France, she all nice and shit, but now she's turning into a real cunt. The source said, "She's starting to feel that the staff are starstruck and not attentive enough. She's throwing fits if she rings and they don't come quick enough."
Angie has also demanded the hospital serve her royal ass salmon even though it's not on the hospital menu. "I think she's in meltdown mode. She's been getting upset if there's not enough ice in her glass," said the source.
Those nurses better watch it. It only takes one phone call from Saint Angelina for them to spend the rest of eternity in hell. Seriously, I think God and Buddha are both in her T-Mobile Fave 5.
In other chosen ones news, a radio station in Canada is offering Brangelina $1 million cash if they name their messiahs Mauler and Rush. Mauler and Rush are the name of two DJs on HOT 89-9 in Ottawa, Canada. Actually, those are fucking perfect names, but this shit is never going to happen. Saint Angelina queefs out $1 million in cash. That ain't nothing to her.
I hope it's a boy and a girl. Any ideas for good names?
We answered every fashion question from dressing for your own personal style—to selecting which Latino men and woman we think have great style.
And we filmed it all in Dash!
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Kim looks stunning. But mtv tr3s.. really?
The Swell Season announce US tour
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova back in August
The Swell Season have announced a run of dates in the US and Canada, kicking off August 9 at the Virgin Festival in Baltimore, MD.
The pair who won an Oscar earlier this year for Best Original Song for ‘Falling Slowly’ from the independent Irish movie ‘Once’, will perform two further dates in August before returning for the remainder of the tour in September.
The band recently performed a sold-out show at Radio City Music Hall in New York, and are on the bill this weekend at Oxegen in Ireland.
Keep up with all the action from T In The Park and Oxegen Festival this weekend (July 11-13) as it happens on NME.COM. For news, pictures and blogs keep checking the NME.COM's T In The Park and Oxegen pages. Plus make sure you get next week's issue of NME – on UK newsstands from July 16 – for the ultimate T In The Park and Oxegen Festival review.
The Swell Season play:
Baltimore, MD Virgin Festival (August 9)
Northampton, MA The Pines (10)
Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Music Festival (17)
New York, NY Rumsey Playfield (September 17)
Boston, MA Agganis Arena (19)
Toronto, Ontario Massey Hall (20)
Pittsburgh, PA Byham Theatre (21)
Columbus, OH Palace Theatre (22)
Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium (24)
Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival (27)
Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom (29)
Albuquerque, NM Popejoy Hall (30)
Rihanna has ruled out the idea of ever posing naked for Playboy because she fears her mum would kill her.
Although she is not shy about stripping off for work, the 20-year-old sexpot says she would never want to do a photo shoot in the buff.
She said: "I am only 20 so my mother would kill me if I posed nude!
"When I did that metallic body paint stuff for my video, I didn't do it to show my body.
"I didn't do it for people to like me. I did it because it was a cool visual, unexpected, and it looked hot."
She added: "I have done a lot of photo shoots for magazines but it's always great to be shot for a cover because you know that you are looked at as a fashion icon."
Wayne Rooney's new tattoo
Footballer Wayne Rooney has got a new tattoo which alludes to the fact he's not too bright.
The Manchester United and England star has had "Just Enough Education To Perform" etched on his right forearm.
The line is the title of an album by his favourite band, The Stereophonics.
It could also be a reference to his own educational achievements. Rooney left school without a GCSE to his name. While his fellow pupils were studying for their exams, the young Rooney was allowed three days off per week to train with Everton.
At 4, Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter Apple loves to play dress-up – and she isn't shy about getting her 2-year-old brother Moses in on the act.
"She makes [Moses] cross-dress," Paltrow, 35, told PEOPLE at Wednesday's launch of Estée Lauder's new perfume, Sensuous, in New York City. "But she doesn't put makeup on him!"
Maybe because she's keeping it for herself: "My daughter plays with anything that's girly. ... She loves makeup," said the actress, who is married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. "She puts on the eye shadow and my high heels. ... She likes to take my tank tops and make them a dress. And then she asks me to tie a rubber band on the back so they stay up."
The budding fashionista is also a fan of Mom's fragrance. "I don't like her to spray perfume on herself because she's so little," says Paltrow, "but she likes to spray it on me."
But it's not all maternal duty for the star. After a day of dress-up (and the inevitable cleanup), Paltrow makes sure to decompress.
"Oftentimes when I put my kids to bed I’ll take a bubble bath and have a glass of wine," she said, adding that she also likes to play chef.
"I don't make complicated Japanese food or anything like that," said the star, who recently admitted to having lots of lovely vices. "But I cook all the time, so I’m always trying new stuff."
There are a couple of radio DJs in Ottawa, Canada named Mauler and Rush who are offering $1,000,000 to the Jolie-Pitt Foundation if Brad and Angelina legally name their twins after them. Check out the site www.namethespawn.com
Doesn't seem all that crazy since they already have Maddox, Zahara, Shiloh and Pax.....and a million bucks is a million bucks!
Amid reports that Tiffany “New York” Pollard broke up with George “Tailor Made” Weisgerber, a source tells PEOPLE exclusively that it was actually the other way around.
“In January, George had a serious discussion with Tiffany,” says the source. “He had come to the conclusion that he couldn’t handle the relationship anymore. It was too distracting to his life, his career and his daughter. He couldn’t consistently be involved in that kind of drama.”
A spokesperson for Weisgerber would not comment on his personal life, but said, “He’s very happy.”
So what went wrong for the happy couple, who got engaged in December 2007 on the finale of I Love New York 2?
“Their lives are very different,” says the source. “When they first got back from L.A. after they filmed I Love New York 2, everything was great.”
But eventually Weisgerber, who quit his job at Calvin Klein to go on the reality show, had to get back to work. “He said he almost felt guilty that she was home alone,” says the source of Weisgerber, who landed a new job with Mark Ecko. “She wasn’t used to dating someone with a traditional 9-to-5 job.”
After several failed attempts at reconciliation, the couple ended their relationship in mid-February. Tiffany “was upset” about the breakup, says the source.
Pollard could not be reached for comment.
However, a rep for VH1 tells PEOPLE that the couple broke up in March and the drama will play out on Pollard’s new VH1 show: “They broke up during the filming of New York Goes Hollywood. The whole drama went down with our cameras rolling and will play out for the audience.”
According to the source, the couple only pretended to still be together for the sake of the show. “When they began shooting, he played it up that they were still together even though they weren’t,” says the source. “They had an understanding because he has respect for Tiffany.”
Regardless of when the breakup happened, New York and Tailor Made remain friends, says the source: “They continue to communicate regularly. He thinks she’s a sweetheart. And always will.”
John Mayer may be begging for mercy from gal-pal Jennifer Aniston after revealing at an event on Tuesday that he's gotten more-than-friendly with his fans.
“I might’ve hooked up with people, but as soon as I hooked up with them they weren’t fans anymore, so technically no,” he said during Z100’s Z Lounge With John Mayer held at NYC’s Spotlight Live. “Do you respect me for my honesty? The answer is: Yes I have. Not in a really long time. Not since the cameraphone. That cameraphone will get you, even if you’re sleeping. Your doughy frame all laying in a bed dead-like. I can’t deal with that. I’m not trusting enough to open up to anyone I don’t know very well anymore, which is good for my immune system.”
While former Friends star Jen didn’t appear to be hanging around for the Q&A session, the 30-year-old crooner made it clear he wouldn’t be cracking jokes about his new love in comedy clubs, a mistake he made when he opened up about former flame Jennifer Love Hewitt in 2006.
“If you do standup, a lot of the stuff you talk about isn’t true," he expained. "It’s a reference to help illustrate the overall truth and I really can’t get away with getting onstage and talking about poop. I’m aware that there’s a certain focus on the things that come out of my mouth. I have to be really careful. Whenever you get up onstage and do standup, you really are supposed to be able to say what comes to my mind if it’s really thoughtful overall."
But perhaps the worst part about his comedy act — it just didn't get the laughs: "I also wasn’t funny," John confessed.
Check out the complete interview at Z100.com.
Blake Lively's people are throwing a hissy fit over the Gossip Girl star's cover shot on this month's Seventeen. And before assuming this is just another case of some publicist overreacting and getting their La Perlas in a twist over nothing, one quick look at the cover in question actually makes us side with the flack this time. Lively's gone out of her way recently to make sure no one confuses her with Paris Hilton, but her puffy eyes, hollow cheekbones and vampire chompers on the Seventeen cover aren't helping her case. Which begs the question: why is it so hard for a magazine to shoot a decent celebrity cover? Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker are all recent victims of the same unflattering cover treatments, and all kinds of oddly unglamorous shots have hit newsstands for years.
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Will Smith's new movie Hancock has been accused of homophobia by gay rights campaigners.
Bosses at The Gay + Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) allege a scene in the superhero movie takes a "cheap, unfunny shot at gay people".
The offending scene involves Smith's washed up crime fighter dismissing other superhero images, saying, "Homo. Homo in red. Norwegian Homo."
GLAAD chiefs claim "the slur sends a message that it's okay to discriminate against gay people".
Representatives for Columbia Pictures, the studio behind the movie, have refused to comment.
Oh, for god's sake. I think the idea was that he's just generally grumpy and offensive to *everyone*. Geez. Personally that line made me laugh, because it made me think of Rage from Queer As Folk. :D (Next they're gonna say it's offensive to overweight people--"You should sue McDonald's, 'cause they fucked you up!")
Miss Washington 2007 might wanna take the crown off before flipping off the camera, getting her Beer Pong on and making suggestive oral sex gang signs.
Elyse Umemoto, who was the second runner-up in this year's Miss America pageant, ran on a platform promoting diversity and women's empowerment. The Evergreen State must be so proud.
Miss Washington Executive Field Director Mike Miller tells TMZ the organization is "embarrassed," and issued this lengthy statement.
In a press conference today in Tacoma, Wash., Elyse Umemoto said the photos posted earlier today on TMZ were "stolen electronically" by someone she trusted.
"Most of these pictures were taken with my own camera in settings I considered to be private and when I was among friends I could trust," she said. "Clearly someone has violated that trust and I am deeply hurt by such an act of betrayal."
Apologizing for the embarrassment she caused, Miss Bad Apple claims the photos were shot over two years ago, when she was Miss Seattle. "I am not proud of the way I am depicted in these photographs and, in my defense, I can only say that being a role model and a public figure is truly a full-time job," she said. "The photographs do not represent my true essence in any way and they depict me clowning around."
As for the pics, the Executive Director of the pageant tells us the matter has been referred to the Pierce County, Wash. Sheriffs Department. A spokesperson for the Department was not aware of any such referral.
Umemoto -- who gets to keep her crown -- will be on hand this Saturday night to crown her successor.
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P.S. I'm really excited for the CD contest, bbs. I've been working on a couple =)</i>
J.D., Elliot and Co. have a new friend! Sources confirm to me exclusively that Courteney Cox is joining the cast of Scrubs for a three-episode arc as Sacred Heart's new Chief of Medicine.
Remember back in May, when exec producer Bill Lawrence revealed to me that he was looking to stunt cast the role of Dr. Kelso's successor? Yeah, I know — I'd say he kept his word, too.
Cox's boss lady character will "ruffle feathers," teases a Scrubs insider.
For my money, the gig is a very smart move on Cox's part. Coming off of the unfortunate Dirt, she needed a role that showcased her at her best — in other words, making people laugh. And what better show to be her first comedy since Friends ended four years ago than, um, only my favorite comedy on TV? I love it. But the real question is, do you love it?
No one can replace Bob Kelso. NO ONE.
ABC HOSTS "PUSHING DAISIES" PIE HOLE PIE EATING CONTEST AT THE ORANGE COUNTY FAIR
ABC HOSTS "PUSHING DAISIES" PIE HOLE PIE EATING CONTEST AT THE ORANGE COUNTY FAIR
Cast Members Field Cate and Sammi Hanratty to Appear at the Fair Friday, July 11
ABC is hosting a "Pushing Daisies" Pie Hole pie eating contest at the Orange County Fair for 13 nights, beginning July 11. Each night ten participants will wear a "Pushing Daisies" Pie Hole-themed bib and compete for a special prize. On Friday, July 11 cast members Field Cate (Young Ned) and Sammi Hanratty (Young Chuck) will be in attendance at the Fair, participating in festivities and signing autographs. In addition, there will be a comedic emcee hosting the evening, with street team members handing out "Pushing Daisies"-themed items.
Pushing Daisies Pie Hole Pie Eating Competition
7:30 p.m., July 11-12, 15-19 Orange County Fair, Fun Zone Tent
7:00 p.m., July 22, 24, 26, 29, 31 & Aug. 2 Orange County Fair, Cheese-A-Fair Area
And just because Olive is fierce:
went out tonighty w/o Mr C. Ya know a friend night. friends dragged me off my couch(litterally) but went to a bar and had a few. OK first off I saw so much groping i thought i would puke, My friend made me hand his card to a guy he thought was cruising him. i gave the guy the card and he said WHO? it was weird... I had slice of pizza and then went to cafe de tois and had one last shot/ drink by some lovey/hot bartender named Chris. (coincidence?) i think not. so now i am home. Mr C is fast asleep and I'm now in bed with two dogs a cat and a boner... its weird. lol. OK the boner part i made up. but you guys always email me graphic emails... thought I'd give ya taste of it. night all
i had no idea that he could sing:
Harlequin Enterprises Limited (http://www.eharlequin.com/), the global leader in series romance and one of the world's leading publishers of women's fiction, announced today the launch of their Enriched Edition eBooks. With this launch, Harlequin becomes the first publisher to offer entire eBooks that are enriched with interactive buttons that hyperlink to Web sites with more information about the content.
The launch title, UNMASKED (http://ebooks.eharlequin.com/D0202CC6-7C9A-4669-AC03-444A8CBCC17B/10/126/en/ ContentDetails.htm?ID=3248E63E-7845-4356-B5CC-21B6FF6331D0) by Nicola Cornick (http://www.eharlequin.com/author.html?authorid=726), a Regency-set historical available from www.eBooks.eHarlequin.com, has been enriched with interactive buttons that hyperlink to Web sites containing photos, historical commentaries, illustrations, sound effects, maps, articles and more, bringing the world of the novel to life without the reader having to leave the computer or the current screen page. The interactive buttons have been designed to be unobtrusive, so if one prefers not to access the bonus material, the reading experience remains uninterrupted.
By exploiting the interactive possibilities inherent with eBooks, Harlequin is recognizing the opportunity for online reading to enhance the reading experience, evolving it above and beyond the replication of print books.
Harlequin will release select Enriched Edition titles from its many series and imprints, but chose to launch with a historical release since the period setting particularly lends itself to the enriched experience. Obscure period details, customs, terms and references become instantly accessible should the reader wish to learn more about the story's context.
Enriched Edition eBooks are available at www.eBooks.eHarlequin.com and are being sold at the same price as regular eBooks.
What do Matt Skiba, Derek Grant, and animals—especially chickens—have in common? Yes, they're all smart and cute, but that's not what I'm going for. Nope, it's that they all want you to stop eating animals!
Oh, and they all want you to win a copy of Alkaline Trio's latest album, Agony and Irony, too! So complete the form below, and you just might win. (And yes, I'm sure chickens would want you to win. After all, chickens do love music.)
Chickens, cows, pigs, and other animals raised and killed for food are really no different than your dog or cat. They all have distinct personalities. They all feel pain, loneliness, and happiness. They all have friends and families, and they all value their lives as much as you and I value ours.
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The copy we acquired includes a handwritten cover page which we think might actually be in Tarantino's handwriting, reading, "INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS." This misspelling of "bastards" continues through the screenplay, suggesting we were right when we guessed Tarantino was writing really, really fast. He doesn't even have time to spell-check if he's gonna get this movie turned around by Cannes!
The script's divided into five chapters:
Chapter One: Once Upon a Time … Nazi Occupied FranceThe first chapter, set in 1941, introduces Shosanna and the film's antagonist, a Nazi officer named Landa who's known as the "Jew Hunter." The second chapter introduces the Bastards and their tactics: They kill Nazis on sight, take their scalps, and — when they let one go — carve a swastika into his forehead. The third chapter, set in 1944, reintroduces Shosanna in Paris ("This whole Chapter will be filmed in French New Wave Black and White"). The fourth sets up the Bastards' attack on the theater. And it all comes together in Chapter Five, which plays fast and loose with history, to say the least.
Chapter Two: Inglorious Basterds
Chapter Three: German Night in Paris
Chapter Four: Operation Kino
Chapter Five: Revenge of the Giant Face
The script is definitely the ur-text of Quentin Tarantino's career up to now; it combines his love of old movies (war movies, Westerns, and even prewar German cinema), his attraction to powerful female protagonists, his love of chatter, and his willingness to embrace the extreme — visually and in his storytelling. (The flashbacks have particularly Tarantinoian flourishes: a thought bubble pops out of a character's head to introduce one, while another is shot spaghetti Western style.) All in all, it reads like Kill Bill meets The Dirty Dozen meets Cinema Paradiso.
We wondered at times if this script was a fake, and it's still possible that it is — but if so, it's such a skillful fake that the author has even mastered Tarantino's ability to write moments that seem almost like parodies of his own tastes. Such as, for example, our favorite moment in the screenplay, with a mix of fetishism and inspired comedy that feels authentically alive. Late in chapter four, the Nazis are preparing Shosanna's movie theater for its big premiere, and Goebbels tells her that he appreciates "the modesty of this auditorium." Then he suggests sprucing the place up a bit, with a chandelier from Versailles and a couple of Greek nudes from the Louvre scattered around the lobby. A quick montage shows this happening, and then Tarantino describes the result:
We see Workers trying with incredible difficulty, to hoist the huge, heavy, and twinkingly fragile chandelier, in Shosannas auditorium, which now resembles something out of one of Tinto Brass's Italian B-movie rip-off's of Visconti's "The Damned".If anyone is crazy enough to fund it, this movie is gonna be awesome.
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- It's not Heath Ledger related
Her reaction to Ross dissing Pierce's singing is great.
Avril Lavigne will appear at Kohl's in Alhambra, CA to sign autographs and celebrate the launch of her fashion collection, Abbey Dawn, available Only at Kohl's. The first 150 people in line are guaranteed an autograph.
WHEN: THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2008
Autograph Signing: 12:00 - 2:00 pm
WHERE: KOHL'S DEPARTMENT STORE
1201 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91803
Here is a link to see all her ~*punk*~ rawk clothes.
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While Gawker is talking about how there was lesbian foreshadowing in one of the Mean Girls scenes, I would actually like to agree but beg to differ on the choice of scene. They said that it was where Regina George was talking about how Janice had a girl crush on her. I say it’s in the Winter dance scene where the Samantha Ronson song comes on and while Damian “loves this song”… Janice “hates this song”… Katy “knows this song.” Ironic, being that she was living in Africa and didn’t even know “Jingle Bell Rock.”
Samantha Ronson and Tina Fey were totally in cahoots on that one.
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Now, why I can't disagree that LiLo looks as if she's ready to eat McAdam's face... I do have to admit to being more intrigued by the supposed irony of the Samantha Ronson song playing.... Thoughts?
"For several generations of TV viewers, Brady Bunch star Florence Henderson was the ideal suburban mom, never saying anything that wasn't cheery and uplifting to her brood of six TV children. Well, it wasn't the Carol Brady we all know and love who startled reported at a Television Critics Association event in L.A. today when she ripped into TV son Christopher Knight's reality show marriage.
While promoting her upcoming Hallmark Channel movie Ladies of the House, Florence made it pretty clear that Christopher's foray into reality TV, which includes stints on The Surreal Life and two seasons of My Fair Brady, which saw the actor tie the knot to fellow reality star alum, America's Next Top Model champ Adrianne Curry, didn't exactly do wonders for his personal life.
While Florence admitted that she offered her advice to Chris and Adrianne before their 2006 marriage, she then sighed, adding, "Maybe [now] I'll come and counsel the divorce.""
"Florence Henderson says that while her former TV son Christopher Knight has lived his life in front of the cameras the past few years, "reality [TV] is not for me."
"It's a double-edged sword," Henderson said of shedding an iconic role. Henderson, 74, spoke to reporters on Tuesday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles, where she was promoting her upcoming Hallmark Channel film Ladies of the House.
"It can be difficult to move on," said the former Brady Brunch mom. "Christopher Knight is like my son and he was very involved with this person on The Surreal Life," she says referring to model Adrianne Curry. "He asked me to counsel them – I am a certified hypnotherapist – but I didn't really want to do reality TV."
Henderson appeared on the couple's VH1 show My Fair Brady, which she says seemed to steer the couple into an engagement. "They didn't take my advice at all! And as you may have seen, they did get engaged and they did get married," she says. "Maybe I will counsel the divorce." "
If these articles accurate, I would be deeply saddened that she sunk to this kind of level... I was always under the impression that good christian people didn't pass judgement on others. Given her reputation, I only expected a warm hearted sweet woman when I met her. Instead, I met someone who did not try to get to know me at all. We only hung out, ON CAMERA, for less than a half hour. She has no clue who I am, which is why this wouldn't make any sense. Plus, Chris told me she was only hamming it up for cameras and that she didn't feel that way.
I expect more class from a woman like her. If she tried to sling mud at me, she has shown a lack of respect for my husband as well. Sounds like someone is trying to stir shit for publicity for her tv movie.
Crossing my fingers and hoping this is a crock of shit
Florence was NEVER invited to come counsel us!.If she would have walked in our home expecting me to sit down for a session, I would have laughed and left. I go to doctors that go to college for years in order to treat me. Mental health is no joke. If she doesn't like reality tv much, she sure spent a lot of time on it. Didn't she do an entire season of The Surreal Life? Absurd! Our marriage is 100% real, and the only person pushing my hubby to marry me was ME. He is a grown man, not a 12 year old child, and makes his own decisions in life. Our contract with My Fair Brady is over, and we are slated to do NO more seasons. So riddle me this, why would we still be married? Absolute garbage, all of it.
EDITED NOTE:: seriously, you think I am angry? this is hardly an angry blog. This is the biggest WTF moment of my life! If it's true...what the fuck? If it's false...who the fuck thinks up this kinda shit???
Another EDITED NOTE: The woman said these things, just like when she was invited to our wedding, her publicist called me a WHORE and a SLUT to my friend. Guess I know what kind of person she is. I am sorry she feels she has to use OUR names to ensure people will pay attention to her new project, just desperate. Where was she to tell Chris about his last two wives? Oh yeah, she LIKED them, they went far, didnt they?
i love this bitch :)
and i just broke my posting virginity! :)
l-r: Chris Brown, Lauren London, Ray Jay
Cali Carmichael (Chris Brown) took a shot at love and it back fired on him; Caramel Cruz (Lauren London) is crazy about someone else. Petey Perez (Ray Jay...typical) is the player that stole her heart and she could already hear the violin strings playing at her wedding. But what she didn't know was that while those violin strings were playing in her head, Petey Perez was playing her...
EDIT: Apparently Meagan Good is going to be in this movie too!
Who bought this mansion for $3,450,000?
First, a little history lesson about this house from our good friend Wikipedia:
In 1833, after several neighbors allegedly saw her cowhiding a young servant girl in the mansion's courtyard, rumors began to spread around town that Mme. LaLaurie treated her servants viciously. According to one tale, a young slave girl had been brushing Mme. LaLaurie's hair in the upstairs bedroom when the young servant hit a snag in her mistress's hair, causing LaLaurie to become enraged. Mme. LaLaurie whipped the twelve year old slave girl, who tried to escape but fell off a balcony overlooking the courtyard, ending her life. The girl was quickly brought into the LaLaurie Mansion, but not before being observed by neighbors, who would file a complaint. The neighbors would later assert that the young girl was buried under a tree in the yard.
On April 10, 1834, during another party, a fire broke out in the kitchen of the mansion. The firemen entered the building through the courtyard. To their surprise, there were two slaves chained to the stove in the kitchen. It appeared as though the slaves had set the fire themselves in order to attract attention. The fire itself was soon subdued.
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I was on my way to enjoy some pirated film action at Watch-Movies.net before making a quick stop to see what my Bust It Baby The IPS was up to when I came across Jennifer Hudson’s new album cover.
Effie White is looking pretty good, don’t you agree? I’m glad that Clive didn’t decide to photoshop her far from recognition [although I am giving her lower half the side-eye] or try to give push some manufactured ‘girl, you so edgy’ swag onto her. Are you feeling it?Source
Didn't see this posted. I'm not a huge Hudson fan, acting wise, but hopefully her album won't disappoint.
BUYER: Hugh Laurie
LOCATION: Los Tilos Road, Los Angeles, CA
SIZE: 3,242 square feet (as per assessor), 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Magical garden paradise on over 1.2 acres in Outpost Estates. Walled, gated, English Country house with magnificent city views, pool, guest house w/ spectacular gardens in the Hollywood Hills. Mature planting, thrilling trails, lookouts, water features & Arcadian delights. A private paradise, lge motor court to accommodate many cars. Lovely public rooms, recently remodeled kitchen, formal dining. Master bedroom w/ balcony, views. Det. gym. Charming gst hse w/ bathroom by pool.
Apple is Paying the Mac Guy Well
BUYER: Justin Long
LOCATION: Norfolk Street, New York, NY
SIZE: 1,975 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: ...Tower 15 boasts stunning views south, east, west and north thru floor to ceiling windows. This condominium residence was created by one of the world's most innovative architects, Bernard Tschumi. A limited edition home with designer finishes, beautiful kitchen and baths, amazing light, and wonderful city, river, and bridge views. The attended lobby and sun-filled roof terrace complete the package.
House & Mac
The residents of tony Upper Brookville, L.I., will be thrilled to learn Dina Lohan and her clan may be moving in. "We're looking for another home, because people are driving by our [Merrick] house and trying to take pictures and stuff," says daughter Ali. But when Chaunce Hayden of Steppin' Out mag asked if big sis Lindsay didn't teach her how to handle attention, Ali says Linds told her, "Just follow your
dream and ignore the rest."
Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are expecting their second child, according to new reports.
The pair welcomed their two-year-old daughter Violet in December 2005, and are expecting a second addition to their brood with Garner set to give birth next year, reports the National Enquirer.
A source tells the tabloid, “A few days before the Fourth of July, Jen began calling close pals with the news that she was pregnant again. Jen said she’s three months along - and she and Ben are ‘ecstatic’.”
The source adds, “She and Ben are still deciding whether they’ll ask the sex of the child.”
Affleck and Garner wed in June 2005 after meeting on the set of 2003 film Daredevil.
Affleck’s spokesperson, Ken Sunshine, is refusing to confirm or deny the reports, telling WENN: “We don’t comment on the personal lives of our clients.”
Jay Leno's next move will wake up and shake up the late-night scene
By JAMES HIBBERD AND PAUL J. GOUGH
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"The Tonight Show" host is losing his TV home of 17 years, but Leno finds himself in an enviable position. Still packing the ratings punch that delivers the lion's share of NBC's estimated $300 million in annual late-night revenue, suitors are lining up in hopes of landing his services. ABC, Fox, Sony and even CNN have been reportedly trying to lure Leno, and he won't come cheap: NBC pays him $27 million a year.
Little did the Peacock know back in 2004 when then-NBC Universal TV President Jeff Zucker guaranteed Conan O'Brien that he would take Leno's job five years later that the succession would turn late night on its ear.
It's a situation that was unthinkable back in the 1992-93 season, when an earlier round of late-night wars deposited Leno in Johnny Carson's chair instead of David Letterman, whose "Late Show" on CBS has always trailed the "Tonight" audience.
With Leno's future fast becoming the industry's favorite guessing game, here are some of his options (in descending order of likelihood), with forecasts of how each would affect the late-night scene.
Foofy Foofy's true love, Brigitte Nielsen, is getting a full body makeover on German TV. Viewers watched as Gitte got fat wet vacced from her thighs, her eyes botoxed and silicone drained from her chichis. In the next few episodes, Gitte will also get new teeth, a facelift, an eyelift, more botox and a titty lift.
44-year-old Gitte hopes that when it's all sucked and lifted she will be able to pose for Playboy again. She said, "I know I will be breaking a taboo. But I’m sure that it will provoke a new discussion. It’s time things change. I feel 30 and want to look that way again."
Why do whores always say they want to look 30 again. She's never going to look 30 again. After she gets sucked and injected, she's going to look like a 60-year-old plastic muppet. Not even one of those soft muppets, but a plastic muppet! That shit is never cute!
And Gitte needs to stop putting her business all over reality TV. What's next? Getting her pussy tightened live on The View?
Rock star Nick Jonas spilled to Tiger Beat that he's ready to give love another chance. 'I'm probably the most reserved and conservative when it comes to dating. Everybody has a time when they need somebody to be there for them.'
Nick revealed that he's cautious with who he dates now. 'You have to kind of test them to see if they'd be your friend if you weren't in a band. There have been tons..
..of cases where a girl was really nice, almost too nice, and I started to think, 'Would she be that nice if I weren't in a band?'
On his dream girl: 'I don't have a type, but I like it when girls aren't pushy about anything when it comes to our schedules.
Since we're never in one place and will have to talk on the phone a lot, it would be nice to be able to talk to someone who's interesting. So when you're done talking, you're like, 'Wow, that was cool conversation!''
Y'know, when you really think about it, it really would suck to be one of their girlfriends. You rarely ever get to see them because they're ALWAYS working (after they finish the BU tour they're filming J.O.N.A.S. and might be doing a tour for Camp Rock), and then when you DO see them, you can't have sexytime because they're waiting 'till marriage. So IMO I don't think it's worth it. I'd love to be friends with them though... and maybe go on one or two dates ;)
Okay yeah that was really long... FYT I give you hot Jonas picspam:
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The following Lost characters are overwhelmingly, for lack of a better word, worthless. They are the characters whose scenes we usually fast-forward through because they just don’t have a lot to offer. They’re not necessarily evil, most of them kick very little ass, their back-stories eat up precious screen time, and they require far too much hand-holding from the characters who are actually making themselves useful (or entertaining) on the island. We’re calling them out because we know Jack just doesn’t have the heart to. And besides, he’s busy doing important things, which is more than we can say for these guys.
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Here’s a first look at Jennie Garth reprising her role as Kelly Taylor on 90210. Jennie’s been filming scenes for the upcoming series, where her character is now a guidance counselor at West Beverly High School.
Jennie played Kelly Taylor on the original Beverly Hills 90210 for ten years from 1990-2000. The new series will air on the CW in the United States this Fall.
I was so excited about this show, but seeing her in these clothes makes me go IDK. I miss the old Kelly :( I still hope 90210 is really good.
i always loved her even if her skin was bumpy haha
Joining the ranks of George Clooney and Don Cheadle, Ryan Gosling took part in a panel addressing the concerns and problems in Darfur.
The actor was in Washington D.C. on Wednesday with the ENOUGH Project (an organization aimed at ending genocide) to speak on the “Confronting Genocide and Mass Atrocities,” panel at the Campus Progress National Conference, the Washington Post reports.
“For some reason, there’s an interest in what people who do what I do have to say. I don’t particularly have that much to say . . . but I do have these experiences that I can relay. I’m honored to have these experiences,” Ryan, who appeared to be rather modest during the start of the panel, said.