Beyoncé - "Schoolin' Life"

J.R. Taylor Choreography

Monday, May 31, 2010


Another alternate version music video surfaced today. Beyoncé's hit, "Me, Myself and I," has surfaced. The clip features some shots that has never been seen before as well as some scenes from the original video. This alternate version comes as a surprise, especially considering the fact that the single was released back in 2003. And it's cool to see some different visuals for "Me, Myself and I" but I always liked how in the original version, everything is going backwards. Enjoy the clip!



If you’ve been eyeballing the shoes actress Sarah Jessica Parker has been wearing while making her “Sex and the City 2″ promotional rounds, well wonder no more because she’s rocking a pair of Nicholas Kirkwood Platform sandals (seen below in blue, $968). These 5.5 inch heel sandals are from the Nicholas Kirkwood Fall 2010 collection and feature spray paint effect detailing with suede platforms.


ony Parker has been celebrating his 28th birthday for two weeks in three cities, and his wife Eva Longoria Parker is still not done showering him with gifts.

"I got him a lot of things," Eva Longoria-Parker said Saturday before celebrating her husband’s birthday at Las Vegas’s Eve Nightclub. "I got him four-wheelers because he wanted a new four-wheeler, and I got him a Microsoft surface computer that he can touch and play with."

The gift-giving will only continue, with one present still to open.

"I can’t wait to see the surprise," Parker immediately said. "I don’t have a birthday wish list. Whatever she gives me I’m fine with it. I’m happy."

The couple have been celebrating Parker’s birthday for two weeks in Miami, Los Angeles and Vegas, but Saturday was his big blowout.


After hiding her alcohol-monitoring bracelet for a week under boots and flared pants, Lindsay Lohan showed off the SCRAM device this weekend.

The actress, 23, had jokingly pleaded with Chanel to help make the device chic, but the photo shows it still has that out-of-the-box look

Congrats to Celine Dion -- times two! The singer just announced she's pregnant with twins, after a her sixth in-vitro fertilization attempt, her rep confirmed to People.com. We couldn't be happier for the 42-year-old singer and her husband René Angelil.

Celine Dion and Rene Angelil (Bauer Griffin)The couple already have a son, Rene-Charles, and had been hoping for more kids. She's 14 weeks along, and will find out the genders of the babies next month. "We're ecstatic," Rene said. "Celine is just hoping for a healthy pregnancy. She was hoping for one baby and the news that we are having two is a double blessing."

The couple have gone through plenty of ups and downs while trying for more kids through multiple in-vitro attempts. "It's like waiting for the lotto, but it's bigger than that—imagine. It's the biggest news you can get," she said in the pa


Lil Wayne’s Rebirth Rampage weekend concludes with the video for “Get a Life.” The fourth and final video picks up where “Da Da Da” left off. Lil Tunechi continues his rooftop concert atop Miami’s Marlin Hotel as the sun begins to set. “F**k you, get a life,” Weezy raps as rock band ¡Mayday! backs him up.



Justin Bieber teams up with Will Smith’s youngest son Jaden Smith in the video for “Never Say Never” from the soundtrack to The Karate Kid. Bieber sings while the 11-year-old star of the film raps. Does Jaden have a career in hip-hop like his dad the Fresh Prince?



The winning combination of Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj deliver a one-two punch in the video for “Knockout,” their collaboration from Rebirth. The multi-colored hair Barbie steps into the ring with her guitar-playing Ken in the green screen clip directed by David Rousseau.

Mariah & Nick In Malibu



Nick Cannon chauffeured his wife Mariah Carey around sunny Malibu over Memorial Day weekend in their drop-top Rolls-Royce Phantom. The couple of two years is rumored to be expecting their first child.

Adding more fuel to the fire is Mariah’s recent departure from Tyler Perry’s film For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, in which she was to star alongside Janet Jackson.

“She is not doing the movie because her doctor advised her not to,” the singer’s rep told UsMagazine.com. “More than that I cannot comment further.”

Saturday, May 29, 2010

R.I.P. Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper, whose pot-addled Billy in Easy Rider and psychopathic Frank Booth in Blue Velvet helped put the icon in iconoclastic, has died after a decade-long battle with prostate cancer. He was 74.

The legendary actor died about 9 a.m. Saturday surrounded by family in his Los Angeles home.

Taken ill with flu-like symptoms last September, Hopper later said he was suffering with prostate cancer. Family members told PEOPLE that the disease had spread to other organs in his system.

Early Rebel Role


Born in Dodge City, Kansas – his father, Jay Hopper, reputedly was an intelligence officer in the pre-CIA Office of Strategic Services, which explained his son's peripatetic American upbringing – Hopper was 19 when he was cast in his very first movie opposite none other than James Dean: 1955's Rebel Without a Cause. Hopper played a character named "Goon."

Known off-screen as a rabble-rouser and impossible when it came to taking direction, the young Method actor was soon virtually blacklisted from movies. Resorting to TV dramas and even moonlighting as a Vogue photographer, his turnaround came in 1969 when he joined forces with Peter Fonda, screenwriter Terry Southern and a then unknown B-movie actor named Jack Nicholson to costar in and direct a $400,000 road picture called Easy Rider.

The movie proved a box-office phenomenon, launched the youth movement in Hollywood and turned Hopper into a household name, though not necessary a bankable one. His next directorial effort, 1971's The Last Movie, literally went up in pot smoke.

At the same time, his first marriage – to Hollywood princess Brooke Hayward (daughter of two legends, actress Margaret Sullavan and producer Leland Hayward) – flamed out, and Hopper would go on to marry (and divorce) four more times – including the singer-actress Michelle Phillips, to whom he was wed for nearly a week.

As far as children were concerned, the 1961-69 marriage to Hayward produced a daughter, Marin, now 47; with wife Daria Halprin (1972-76) he had a daughter Ruthanna, 35; and with Katherine LaNasa (1989-92), a son, Henry, 19.

Fighting convention to the very end, only last January, amid bitter claims about her out-of-control spending, a direly sick Hopper filed for divorce from his fifth wife, Victoria Duffy, whom he wed in 1996. The couple also had a daughter, Galen, born in 2003 and to whom Hopper was said to be devoted.

TV Actor and Elder Statesman

Professionally, Hopper managed to keep working, with his career kick-started again by his tour-de-force role in David Lynch's surrealistic 1986 Blue Velvet. In the last decade, when he was devoting himself to art photography, Hopper played several roles on TV, such as himself on Entourage and a villain on 24.

At the time of his work on the Fox series, he told Florida's St. Petersburg Times, "When I was in my 20s, I remember Vincent Price telling me, 'You should play bad guys. You're going to make a great bad guy. And I thought, 'Boy is he crazy. Just because he plays bad guys, he thinks I'm going to be playing bad guys.' But he was right. I make a pretty good living playing the bad guy."

And while he fit comfortably into his real-life role as a kind of Hollywood elder statesman – Hopper jolted many of his early fans by becoming an ardent Republican – the old troublemaker could still look back and see there were times when his excesses overwhelmed him. (In 1982, he was committed to a Los Angeles psychiatric ward after suffering psychotic hallucinations from cocaine and alcohol.)

"Instead of directing 20 films in my life. I have done only six," he told PEOPLE in 1990, expressing regret for the costs of his addictions. "I haven't left a meaningful body of work."

Maybe so, but as Viggo Mortensen, who costarred with the lifelong rebel in 1991's The Indian Runner and 1993's Boiling Point, told the crowd on March 26, 2010, when a frail-looking Hopper received his star on the Hollywood Blvd. Walk of Fame, what set Dennis Hopper apart was "his ability to instill ... fearlessness ... as an artist and friend."

Friday, May 28, 2010


Rihanna’s latest video for “Te Amo” takes place in a castle, but this is no ordinary fairy tale. Her Prince Charming happens to be a princess, who seduces Rihanna in the steamy love scenes. Filmed last month at the Castle of Vigny in the suburbs of Paris, director Anthony Mandler fulfills a male fantasy by pairing RiRi with a hot female co-star. Muy caliente! How U Doin' Ri-Ri!

Big news: Alicia Keys is going to be a mommy! And a bride! The singer announced the exciting news last night at the Keep a Child Alive Black Ball last night in London. She and hubby-to-be Swizz Beatz having been an item since 2008, and they are going to have big reasons to celebrate in the coming months.

Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys (Getty)Mr. Beats -- real name Kasseem Dean -- has produced music for his wife-to-be, and also for big names like Gwen Stefani. "They are very happy. Alicia is with the man who has inspired so much of her music and her album The Element of Freedom," her rep said.

"They're very happy," a source told People.com, including the couple plans to tie the knot "in a private ceremony later this year."

No word on exactly when the wedding will take place, or when the 29-year-old singer is due, but we bet they're both super excited about both. This will be the first marriage and baby for Keys, while her fiance has two kids from previous relationships.

Congrats to the couple, times two! 

Gary Coleman (Getty Images)The actor Gary Coleman has passed away today at the age of 42. The actor's wife, Shannon Price, made the decision to remove Coleman from life support after he slipped into a coma.

Coleman had been rushed a Utah hospital yesterday afternoon after suffering from a head injury. He died of a intracranial hemorrhage.

"Mr. Coleman suffered an intracranial hemorrhage at his home in Utah on the evening of May 26, 2010. As of mid morning on May 27, Mr. Coleman was conscious and lucid, but by early afternoon that same day, Mr. Coleman was slipping in and out of consciousness and his condition worsened," said Janet Frank of Intermountain Healthcare, the hospital where Coleman passed away.

Coleman was surrounded by friends and family as he passed. The official time of death was 12:05 Mountain Standard Time. This was the third time Coleman had been hospitalized this year. He underwent heart surgery in January, and suffered a seizure on the set of The Insider in February.

Coleman was best known for his role as Arnold Jackson on the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes. Born with a congenital kidney disease that halted his early growth, Coleman maintained a small stature through much of his life. 

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Swizz Beatz was spotted in London walking hand in hand with his close companion Alicia Keys while wearing a Balmain Leather Bomber Jacket ($4,500) from the Spring/Summer 2010 collection. This jacket is made from 100% distressed leather and has khaki trim on the collar, cuff and hem. The famed producer was also carrying a Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite Michael backpack ($1,530) and rocking a pair of gold studded Nike Terminator High Supreme sneakers ($120) from the Fall 2008 Nike Heavy Metal Pack.


Just a few weeks ago it sounded like Common and Serena Williams could be headed for a walk down the aisle, but it's allegedly quite the opposite. They've gotten lost and ended up in splitsville! A source told Us magazine the rapper and tennis star called it quits because they couldn't see each other enough to make it work.

Common and Serena on April 6. (Getty)"They are two workaholics who couldn't see each other enough," the source said. "Things happen."

Common was on the Ellen DeGeneres show just two weeks ago and said: "I definitely want to get married. I would love to get married and have kids." He added: "Serena and I have been close for about two years. It's been evolving."

A rep for Common had no comment about the situation, and Serena is in Paris where she's playing in the French Open. Hopefully the alleged split doesn't ruin her game.

In five years on the air, Tyra Banks has gone undercover as a homeless person, an obese woman and even a man. Plus, she's interviewed everyone from Beyoncé to Janet Jackson and Miley Cyrus. But nothing thrilled the host of The Tyra Banks Show like her interview with one particular U.S. senator.

"I was so nervous, sick to my stomach and my hands were shaking," Banks tells PEOPLE of her interview with then-Senator Barack Obama. "I asked him to look into the crystal ball and said, 'What do you see in your future, Senator?' And without hesitation he replied, 'The White House.' That clip ran on CNN and every national morning show. I'll never forget being a part of political history."

She found a place in pop culture history

"I even got bitten on the neck by Twilight's sexiest vampire, Robert Pattinson," says Banks, whose talk show will air its final episode Friday. "I don't think I've ever felt so envied."

But the supermodel-turned-mogul, 36, is hardly slowing down with the end of the talk show. With her company, Bankable Enterprises, Banks plans to branch out into film production. She also plans to publish a series of novels, and cycle 15 of her reality staple America's Next Top Model will feature a new partnership with Italian Vogue.

Looking back on her talk show, Banks says it was, "always about my life's mission of expanding the definition of beauty. I wanted everyone to understand that life is about accepting and loving yourself, flaws and all."

Mission accomplished.

"A woman told me she saw the ‘Kiss My Fat Ass’ episode and put down the pills she was going to use to commit suicide," says Banks.

Of course, she appreciates the lighter moments, too.

Jokes Banks: "Hell, I even love the women who come up and say, 'You rockin' your real hair or a weave today, girl?' "

Rihanna (Pacific Coast News)Just because she wanted the feel the burn doesn't mean that she wanted to actually get burned. Rihanna has filed a countersuit against former personal trainer Cindy Percival.

The ‘Rude Boy’ singer – who is being sued by Cindy for $26,144.14 worth of unpaid wages from 2009 – has now hit back in another court case, claiming the exercise expert took $26,244.63 from her.

In her claims, Rihanna suggests she gave more than $24,000 upfront to Cindy for services in the future, but never had the money returned when she fired the trainer.

Cindy previously claimed she was hired by the 22-year-old star to perform “exclusive personal training services” for $1,500 a day, but wasn’t paid for a number of weeks in September and October.

Rihanna has previously discussed her exercise regime, confessing the need for a trainer to keep her motivated.

She said: “I stay in shape with a lot of hard work and a lot of running on the treadmill. Cardio is the key. I have a personal trainer who travels with me if we have a big event coming up. I work out every day but I need a trainer to motivate me - I don't find it much fun working out on my own."




The bathroom is not the only place Brandy shines. The R&B songstress returned to the stage to sing a few of her classics, including “Almost Doesn’t Count,” during “RnB Live Hollywood” at the Key Club on Wednesday (May 26).

“I love this song because I believe that when you speak things into existence, it can actually manifest,” she said before delving into Etta James’ “At Last.” “I wanna sing this song because I really want to find my divine soulmate. Wherever he is, this is dedicated to you.”

Sarah BurtonAlexander McQueen's right-hand-woman Sarah Burton has been named creative director at the late designer's fashion house. Rumors of who would head up the brand have been swirling since Gucci Group announced they would be continuing the company—those rumors can finally be put to rest.

Sarah worked with McQueen for 16 years before his death in February 2010. She joinied his team in 1996, even before graduating from Central Saint Martin, McQueen's own alumnus. Sarah quickly worked her way up to head womenswear designer in 2000, and was tasked with finishing McQueen's final collection upon his death. The collection received rave reviews and seems to indicate that McQueen's legacy is in good hands. Sarah says:
The creation of modern, beautifully crafted clothes was at the heart of Lee's vision. I intend to stay true to his legacy.If anyone can keep Alexander McQueen's creative vision alive, it's Sarah Burton. We can't wait to see what she does in the future and look forward to her first collection.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Miss Jackson If You're Nasty hit the stage for tonight's live "American Idol" Finale. The contestants sang her song "Again" and she appeared on stage to finish it up. Janet and her fresh haircut and bangin' bod performed a montage of "Nothing" and "Nasty Boys" (in a catsuit I may add).


Big Boi loses his mind in the off-the-wall video for “Shutterbugg,” the first single from his long-awaited solo album Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (July 6). The OutKast member has his head in a cloud of sneakers, plays in a band with puppets, and reunites with his Dungeon Family in the Chris Robinson-directed clip. Take a picture.


50 Cent is looking more like 25 Cent these days. The usually buff rapper shed 54 pounds for his upcoming film Things Fall Apart, in which he plays a football player diagnosed with cancer. Fiddy brought his weight down to 160 pounds from his original 214 by going on a liquid diet and walking three hours a day on the treadmill for nine weeks.

“I was starving,” says the hip-hop mogul, who launches his “Invitation” tour in Cleveland this Friday. “I’ve been eating. I’ll be back in shape in no time!”



Ellen DeGeneres is really getting into this whole music thing.

The talk-show host, 52, who's just wrapping up her first season as an American Idol judge, has now started her own record label – inspired by 12-year-old phenom Greyson Chance, whom she discovered and has now signed as her first artist.

"Greyson ... inspired me to start a record label called eleveneleven. He is my first artist, and we are making a record together," DeGeneres says.

Chance, just 12 years old, has rocketed to fame thanks to his performance of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi," posted to YouTube, from a talent show in his Oklahoma hometown. DeGeneres happened upon the clip when it had about 10,000 views and invited him on her show earlier this month. The video, including reposts, now has more than 30 million views.

Returning to The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, Chance says he's overwhelmed by what's happened. "It's crazy thinking about 30 million people," he says. "It just makes me happy. It really just hasn't sunken in yet. It has been two weeks, and it still hasn't sunken in yet. It's awesome."

Madonna's manager, Guy Oseary, and Lady Gaga's manager, Troy Carter, have agreed to co-manage Greyson. Viewers will get a taste of Greyson's own songwriting talents on Wednesday, as he will perform an original song, "Broken Hearts," on DeGeneres's program.

DeGeneres says she'll use her new label to sign other artists she discovers through her show.

Nicole Scherzinger celebrates winning her mirror ball trophy onDancing with the Stars. (From abc.com)Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger and her partner, Derek Hough, were declared winners on the season finale of Dancing with the Stars Tuesday night. The two threw their arms around each other after a night that included a perfect score from all three judges for their rambunctious "jive" routine set to "Proud Mary."

Nicole said Wednesday that her experience on the show has changed her for the better.

"It’s not about the trophy," she told People. "It’s beyond the trophy. The experience and the challenge and everything you go through -- it’s a lot of life-changing experiences in three months and it’s just so intense.”

Nicole beat out fellow finalists Evan Lysacek and Erin Andrews in the show's final episode. It's a second win for Hough, who won a mirror ball trophy for his season seven work with the show's current host, Brooke Burke. On Tuesday night, Derek told Jimmy Kimmel that it was a challenge for he and Nicole to impress people because of Nicole's background in dance and performance.

"The expectations were high from the beginning... but we never took it for granted," he said. "We worked so hard and we just tried to exceed ourselves every week." 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010



Former Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and LeToya Luckett reunited at E!’s 20th Anniversary Party celebrating the network’s two decades in pop culture at The London West Hollywood on Monday (May 24).

Queen of the night Kelly commanded the rooftop pool area as she performed her hit “When Love Takes Over” and new single “Commander,” while guests including Ne-Yo, Katharine McPhee, Ryan Seacrest, Jesse Metcalfe, Tyrese, Clinton Sparks, Nick Cannon, and Angela Simmons and boyfriend Rob Kardashian sipped on Ciroc