Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Looking to rub elbows next to a Hollywood star or two on New Year's Eve? Well, you're in luck. Stars like Eva Longoria Parker, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, and Lady Gaga will be ringing in the new decade at hotspots from coast to coast.
In New York City, celebrity friendly club Avenue is a good bet for star-gazing – and it's just minutes from where Jennifer Lopez and Chris Daughtry will be performing and hanging out with Ryan Seacrest at Times Square as part of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
In Los Angeles, Adam Lambert will perform at Gridlock’s annual New Year’s Eve bash, hosted by Pamela Anderson.
Meanwhile Sin City will have no shortage of celebrity revelers, including busy parents Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, who will take a mini-break from the kids to celebrate at LAVO Las Vegas.
For those hoping to ring in the New Year in the Miami heat, you have your choice of doing so with Lady Gaga, who is set to perform poolside at Fontainebleau, or with 90210’s AnnaLynne McCord, who is hosting a New Year's Eve celebration at the W South Beach.
Here’s a complete guide to where more stars plan to ring in the new decade:
New York City/Atlantic City
Who's Hosting: Ryan Seacrest for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special
Cool Factor: Features live performances by Daughtry and Jennifer Lopez and the newly married Melissa Rycroft will be reporting live.
M2 Ultra Lounge
Hosted By: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Cool Factor: Music by Erick La Peau and a 5-hour open bar at the Joonbug.com-sponsored bash.
Hosted By: Danielle Staub from The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Cool Factor: 6-hour open bar and champagne toast at midnight.
Joonbug.com's Guastavino's New Year's Eve 2010
Hosted By: Kelly Killoren Bensimon from The Real Housewives of New York City
Dusk, inside Caesars Palace (Atlantic City)
Cool Factor: Features a performance by Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester
Gridlock New Year’s Eve Party at Paramount Studios
Hosted By: Pamela Anderson
Cool Factor: With Adam Lambert and Kevin Rudolph performing, as well as music from 10 different deejays, the party will transform to become “Times Square West” with New York-themed streets, a midnight countdown and a fireworks display.
Hosted By: E!’s Jason Kennedy
Cool Factor: With an open bar, renowned chef Todd English will be dishing out his Spanish Steakhouse cuisine. A special surprise performance is also planned at the Eva Longoria Parker-owned restaurant.
LIV at the Fontainebleau
Cool Factor: Lady Gaga will lead the midnight countdown before performing poolside. Guests can even watch the performance from temperature-controlled VIP cabanas.
W South Beach
Hosted By: AnnaLynne McCord
Cool Factor: Champagne toast and 3-hour open bar. The party will also feature a performance by Kid Cudi, with a musical interlude by John Legend.
Gansevoort (Rooftop). sponsored by Joonbug.com
Hosted By: Brody Jenner
Florida Room at Delano
Hosted By: Common
Cool Factor: Common will also perform. And expect girlfriend, tennis star Serena Williams, to likely be by his side.
LAVO Nightclub inside Palazzo Las Vegas
Hosted By: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden
Cool Factor: Richie will lead the midnight countdown while Madden deejays for the evening. The terrace also provides stunning views of the $30,000 fireworks display that will be shot from the roofs of several Strip hotels.
Tao Las Vegas inside The Venetian
Hosted By: Christina Aguilera
Cool Factor: Guests include Aguilera’s husband Jordan Bratman and jeweler Stephen Webster, who designed Aguilera’s wedding ring.
Eve Nightclub inside Crystals at CityCenter
Hosted By: Eva Longoria Parker
Cool Factor: Signature hors d’oeuvres from Beso, Longoria Parker’s highly popular restaurant that connects with her nightclub, Eve. Open Bar from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Don’t be surprised by a possible appearance by Kim Kardashian, who will host at Eve on Dec. 30.
Jet Nightclub inside The Mirage
Hosted By: Pete Wentz
Cool Factor: Whether wife Ashlee Simpson-Wentz will make an appearance remains to be seen, but Wentz will lead the complimentary champagne toast at midnight. It’s also likely the rocker will jump on the turntables to ring in the New Year.
The Bank Nightclub inside Bellagio
Hosted By: Robin Thicke
PURE Nightclub inside Caesars Palace
Hosted By: 50 Cent
Cool Factor: PURE offers one of the best views in the city to see the massive fireworks display on the Vegas Strip.
Hosted By: Black Eyed Peas
Cool Factor: Following back-to-back concerts by the trio, party with Fergie, Will.I.Am and Taboo
The Joint Inside The Hard Rock Hotel
Cool Factor: Performance by the John Mayer Trio
The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort
Cool Factor: Maroon 5 concert and afterparty at the Playboy Club
Hosted By: Holly Madison
Cool Factor: Jermaine Dupri will be deejaying for the evening. But the question of the night: Will Madison’s rumored beau Benji Madden make an appearance to kiss her at midnight?
Mary J. Blige's CD release party last week was tainted by news that she slapped her husband,Kendu Isaacs, because he was flirting with a waitress. But according to Blige's rep, those facts are all wrong.
Her team told the New York Daily News, "Mary was not fighting with her husband. Her husband and her brother got into an altercation that turned into a fight. Mary went to break up the fight."
At the moment, the reason for the fight hasn't been revealed. But we do know that security at the Chelsea club helped stop the incident -- and for the record, Isaacs' lip was NOT bleeding, as was previously reported. Blige's rep confirmed, "Nobody was bleeding."
It had also been rumored that Blige angrily compared her husband to singer Chris Brown, but that claim was also shot down by Blige's spokesperson. "She never mentioned Chris Brown. Mary and Kendu went home together. They're has happy as can be." Click Here for original post & video
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Kevin Jonas and Danielle Deleasa's wedding earlier this month was like a fairy tale – complete with a castle, an enchanted forest and glass slippers in the bride's shoe size, a gift from the groom.
"I knew that my princess needed her glass slippers and her castle," Jonas told our friends over at PEOPLE of the nuptials.
"I always wanted my wedding to have that princess feel," adds the new Mrs. Jonas. "I couldn't have imagined this," she says of her lavish wedding Dec. 19 at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York.
Despite a blizzard blanketing the roads around the castle, the wedding went forward without a hitch, and the bride, escorted by her father Thomas "Bucky" Deleasa, walked down the aisle to "Bella Notte," from Lady and the Tramp, played on the guitar by a friend of the Jonas family. "I'm an Italian girl. It just fit me and my dad," said Danielle of the song choice.
The groom's father Kevin Jonas Sr., an ordained minister, officiated along with Danielle's childhood pastor, Rev. Ron DePasquale Jr. After reciting traditional vows, the couple exchanged Jacob & Co. wedding bands that they designed for one another.
"I've never seen a more beautiful bride," said Kevin of Danielle, who he calls his "Jersey Girl" and who wore a strapless tulle and Chantilly lace Vera Wang gown at the ceremony.
For all the details – and exclusive photos – pick up the new issue of PEOPLE on newsstands Dec. 30.
She did it again! After months as a blonde, Britney Spears has traded her flaxen tresses for a raven color. And while hair changes are nothing new to the star, who has notoriously sported everything from her signature baby blonde to, well, no hair at all — we always love seeing her change up her look.
There has been much talk about the origin of Jennifer Lopez’s first single “Louboutins.” The producer behind the track, Tricky Stewart, is setting the record straight on how the designer heels ended up on J.Lo’s feet.
“We originally wrote the song for Brandy and when Brandy’s situation kinda fell apart over at [Epic Records], there was an opportunity for us to place the record on J.Lo’s album,” Stewart explains to our friends over at Rap-Up.com. Brandy was previously signed to Epic, currently home to Lopez.
The Grammy winner describes what it was like to collaborate with J.Lo on “Louboutins,” for which she will shoot a video next month. “I’ve always been a fan of hers and have so much respect for her career, how she’s put it together, and where she’s come from,” he says. “It was a great opportunity and she sounded amazing on the record, and [Epic] obviously already loved the record ’cause they loved it for Brandy. So once we got it sounding great, it seemed like a no-brainer that it would be the first single.”
Tricky and his hitmaking partner The-Dream contributed other material to the superstar’s new project, but he didn’t know if it would make the cut. “We did do other songs, but I don’t want to say our other songs are on there and they’re not.”
Monday, December 28, 2009
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie felt the spirit of giving this holiday season.
The famously generous couple donated $100,000 to the American SOS Children's Villages, an alternative foster care organization with locations in the U.S. in Illinois and Florida.
"We have seen firsthand the remarkable job SOS does to raised orphaned and abandoned children and keep families together," Jolie, 34, said in a statement. "No one "ages out" of an SOS Village. Vocational training, advanced education, living assistance and more support are there forever."
Heather Paul, CEO of SOS Children's Villages USA, thanked the Jolie-Pitts for their generosity and said they were longtime supporters of the organization. "We are deeply grateful that this year they have included in their generosity our villages in Illinois and Florida and our 300 children who call SOS 'home,' " she said in a statement. "In this holiday season, many of us take for granted that we are surrounded by loving family members. The poor outcomes for foster children indicate that we must do a much better job of supporting them."
SOS Children’s Villages is the largest nonprofit organization in the world solely dedicated to orphaned and abandoned children. There are 500 villages in 132 countries.
When actress Brittany Murphy passed away last week, many of her friends mentioned her magnificent singing voice when they offered their condolences and voiced their sadness over her death.
While most of her fans never had the chance to hear Murphy's vocal stylings (save the brief "rolling with the homies" verse she sang in Clueless), friends say she was truly talented both musically and theatrically. Murphy's collaborator on No. 1 dance track "You Turn Me On," Paul Oakenfold, told People, "Brittany trained as a singer before she did as an actress...She was a great actress but she had great vocal potential."
Apparently Oakenfold had demo-ed three other singers for the song, but Brittany had it in the bag from the start.
"It's just a shame that the world is not going to hear more songs of Brittany Murphy," he said.
After five seasons, two Daytime Emmy awards and too many girl-power episodes to count, Tyra Banks is announcing the end of The Tyra Show.
“This will be the last season of The Tyra Show,” Banks tells DIDNTINVITEME exclusively. “I’ve been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past 5 years.”
Wrapping at the end of its fifth season in the spring of 2010, it will be lights out for the show that brought viewers memorable weave-exposing, cellulite-revealing and tear-jerking moments.
Banks will focus on the launch of Bankable Studios, a N.Y.-based film production company currently reviewing possible projects. Sticking to her mission, Banks aims to bring “positive images of women to the big screen,” says an industry insider.
“My next huge steps will allow me to reach more women and young girls to help us all feel as fierce as we truly are,” Banks says.
Adds the insider: “Tyra is sad because she’ll be missing so much of the daily connection to her viewers, but excited at the same time to be taking on a new challenge.”
With encouragement from filmmaker Tyler Perry and longtime mentor Oprah Winfrey, Banks is “redefining beauty for women in film,” adds the source. “With Oprah’s big announcement this year, I think that gave Tyra the confidence to get out there and follow her longtime dream of film producing.”
But fashion fiends worry not. America’s Next Top Model is slated to return for its 14th season in February along with Banks’s ABC show True Beauty.
“There’s a lot cooking right now and a lot of fire burning in my heart,” Banks writes in an open letter on her Web site. “And I salute you my amazing family of viewers; without you there never would have been a Tyra Show. I really love you all.”
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“I feel like next year is another year,” the producer behind hits for Cassie and Mary J. Blige tells Rap-Up.com. “I think it was Michael Jordan who said, ‘You can’t get points for yesterday’s game.’ I think that’s all in the past now. We can cry, jump up, [and say], ‘Why didn’t I get nominated?’ The fact is I didn’t get nominated.”
R-Les is looking toward the future and hopes to grab a golden gramophone with the recent release of his sophomore album Transition. “The opportunity that I have is I can get nominated for future works, so that means my future work needs to be Grammy worthy.”
Labels: Ryan Leslie
Mariah Carey was back on the Italian island of Capri, except this time she wasn’t vacationing. Fresh off her Christmas getaway in Aspen with husband Nick Cannon, MC attended the second day of the 14th Annual Capri Hollywood International Film Festival on Monday (Dec. 28). She is the recipient of the Capri Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Precious.
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Saturday, December 26, 2009
Jennifer Lopez says she was nervous about dedicating Barba Streisand's "My Man" to Marc Anthony at his 40th birthday party, but she rose to the challenge and "graduated" as a singer when she nailed the song.
“I sang and he was like, you know the tears in his eyes," Lopez said. "And we were both like, ‘What was that?’ I was like, finally, I am a singer. This is what I do. I don’t ever have to doubt that in my mind, nobody can ever make me doubt it again.”
Jennifer also revealed she plans to take her 22-month-old twins, Max and Emme, with her when she tours next year. “They are going to have to go with me," she told Access Hollywood. "Sometimes we have them in studio, sometimes I’m just like, ‘Let me go in really quick and get back home really quick, but it’s always with them in mind.
“For anybody who has children, you know, your priorities change as a mom. You just have to… always work everything around their happiness… and their well being.”
Labels: Jennifer Lopez
Just last month, word got out that The Pussycat Dolls officially called it quits–leaving many to believe that bickering and backlash towards lead singer Nicole Scherzinger’s popularity triggered the break-up. Well according to the group’s founder Robin Antin, the Pussycat Dolls are not breaking up, instead they’re getting a major facelift. She tells MTV,
“There’s all these crazy rumors: Are the Pussycat Dolls breaking up? Everyone asks me. And the answer is no. The Pussycat Dolls are not at all breaking up. I’m the creator of the Pussycat Dolls and I own the brand. I’m the first one; I would be the one to say, ‘OK, it’s over.’ It’s so not.”
As for the group’s lineup, she mentioned that Nicole is still in the group. However, she didn’t reveal who’s been replaced. She adds,
“Nicole is going back in the studio. We’re working on new music right now. There will be a few new faces in the Pussycat Dolls. I’ve been really putting that out there. I’m really excited about it. Inside every girl, inside every woman, is a Pussycat Doll and I always want to bring in new faces to really show there are so many Pussycat Dolls out there. It isn’t about one forever. So I’m excited about that. It’s Nicole and a few … a couple new faces. Some of the girls want to go and do their own thing. We’re moving on. We’re excited. We’re looking at new girls. It’s phase three of the Pussycat Dolls because we did our first album, our second album and now we’re going on to our third. We’re touring … a lot is coming up.”
Labels: The Pussycat Dolls
This year, Christmas offers some starry gifts for moviegoers – an array of movies in all genres. But which flick will you be lining up for?
Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson and Fergie sing, dance and vamp through the musical Nine. Robert Downey Jr. teams up with Jude Law and Rachel McAdams in Guy Ritchie's action-adventure take on the classic Sherlock Holmes. If sci-fi is your genre of choice – and blizzards or crowds deterred you last weekend – there's another chance to see James Cameron's box office-topping Avatar. (And it's in 3-D!) Meanwhile, George Clooney plays a suave jetsetter with one tough job in his Golden Globe-nominated Up in the Air. And Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep play exes who rekindle their romance in Nancy Meyers' comedy, It's Complicated.
Labels: Didnt Invite Me To The Theater
The Two and a Half Men star was booked at 11:20 a.m. for second-degree assault, menacing and criminal mischief, according to a spokesperson for the Pitkin County Sheriff's Department in Aspen, Colo.
Sheen, 44, posted an $8,500 bond Friday evening, and was released from jail at 7 p.m. The actor is due in court next on Feb. 8, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.
Earlier in the day, police received a 911 call regarding a domestic violence situation at 320 West Hallam Street in Aspen, Colo. Officers investigated and booked Sheen. The victim, thought to be his wife Brooke Mueller, was not transported to the hospital.
Labels: Let's Go To Court
Friday, December 25, 2009
Amerie’s relationship is put to the test in the TAJ-directed video for “More Than Love” featuring John Jackson aka Fabolous. A thinks her man is cheating, but wait till you see what he’s really been up to.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
It's a boy for Johnny Knoxville and girlfriend Naomi Nelson.
The couple welcomed son Rocko Akira Clapp on Sunday night in Los Angeles. The baby weighed in at 8 lbs., and measured 20 inches long. Both mother and son are doing well, reports the Los Angeles Times.
In announcing the pregnancy in August, the actor and former Jackass star, 38 – whose real name is Phillip John Clapp – said he was "excited as hell" to meet his baby-on-the-way.
Rocko joins Madison, Knoxville's 13-year-old daughter from a previous marriage.
It seems like it's always a party at Victoria Beckham’s house at Christmastime. The rest of the Spice Girls, Mel B, Mel C, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton, come and celebrate the season with their former bandmate and her soccer star husband David Beckham and get silly and drink and dance.
Singer Emma is quoted by the Daily Express newspaper as saying: “We all go over to David and Victoria’s for lovely food and good wine. It’s the only time we all get to see each other, we get a bit tipsy and listen to Spice Girls songs. I can’t believe I’ve admitted that!”
In addition to preparing for their annual get together, the former bandmates have been spending a lot more time together recently as they work on their upcoming musical. Earlier this year, the group revealed they are working on a stage production called Viva Forever, which will depict the girls’ rags-to-riches rise to fame.
The musical will include 14 of the band’s biggest tracks and is due to open on November 5 next year. The singers also plan to launch a talent show to find five women perfect to portray them on the stage.
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Susan Boyle could be the voice behind the theme song for the new James Bond flick. The Scottish star, who shot into the spotlight this year after being the runner-up on UK reality TV show Britain's Got Talent, is supposedly excited about the prospect of helping with the movie, which stars Daniel Craig and is due out in 2011.
Monty Norman, composer of the classic 007 theme music, thinks Susan would be a "great" choice. He said: "They'll think seriously because she's got the right kind of sweeping voice."
Lee Pfeiffer co-author of The Essential James Bond book, described Susan as "a throwback to those great days when the likes of Dame Shirley Bassey would be asked to sing."
Some of the world’s biggest music stars have recorded theme songs to Bond films, including Bassey, Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna and Duran Duran. The 48-year-old star has already shattered all chart records with her debut album I Dreamed a Dream. The LP sold an astonishing 411,000 copies in the UK in one week and over 2 million copies worldwide - making it the fastest-selling debut album by a woman ever. It is still clocking up sales at an incredible rate.
Labels: A Good Look
Miley, who shot to fame playing the title role in Disney TV show Hannah Montana, recently joked that she thinks she's the "coolest person ever" and is never scared of meeting other famous people because she is far trendier than everyone she knows. When asked if she gets star-struck, she replied: "No, I'm pretty cool. I'm pretty much the coolest person ever... no, I'm pretty cool. I'm pretty much the coolest person ever."
Miley recently gyrated on stage at the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, UK, wearing only a tiny pair of leather hotpants while performing her hit "Party In The USA."
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½ of the Atlanta home team that brought you 2002's“Damn” featuring Lil Jon has been arrested after a dispute at an Atlanta night club.
Sean P, real name Sean Joseph, of the YoungBloodZ was arrested Monday night after attending a release party for his new mixtape. According to police, he was involved in an incident at Tongue and Groove club and was arrested for simple battery and disorderly conduct. The simple battery charges have since been dropped. His bail is currently set at $1,500.'
Keep your head up Sean.
On another note, can you believe it's been 7 years since Drankin Patnaz was released? Wow…come back man.
Labels: Let's Go To Court
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Kid Cudi made a stop in Los Angeles on Tuesday (Dec. 22) for a performance of “Pursuit of Happiness” on “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.” The night before he performed “Elevatas” with Robin Thicke at the singer’s show at Club Nokia (video below), the same evening he was pulled over at gunpoint by police in a case of mistaken identity.
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Check out some photos below of singer Mariah Carey and rapper Nicki Minaj on the set of their new video, “Up Out My Face”. Mariah’s husband, Nick Cannon POSTED THE PHOTOS OF HIS BLOG and is also the director of the upcoming video.
The song will be featured on Mimi’s Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel remix album, due in stores February 23.