Friday, February 25, 2011
Janet Jackson's True You book, which talks about her struggles with weight and self-esteem, has struck a high note with readers who sent the book straight to the top of the NY Times bestsellers list in its first week.
Congrats to Miss Jackson who is currently on tour in the States. She will headline the Canadian Music festival in Toronto on March 12 and 13.
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“Nobody wanted to tell me how severe and how close things had gotten,” Nelly says. “She wasn’t telling me the truth, and everybody around her that knew wasn’t telling me that, ‘Yo, she’s not gonna make it.’”
His last words with Jackie took place 25 minutes before her body failed. “She gets off the phone and she lays down and she’s gone. They said the only thing that kept her alive was that she wanted to talk to me before she left, and I was enraged,” continues Nelly, who was so distraught that he destroyed a door and a TV. “I just broke down. In one of the rare moments, I did cry.”
When Jackie was diagnosed with leukemia in 2003, Nelly established the non-profit 4Sho4Kids organization and the “Jes Us 4 Jackie” campaign to help raise awareness about the need for bone marrow donations in the African-American community.
CiCi appeared as a guest judge on E!’s “Fashion Police” earlier in the evening. When a photo of Rihanna at the BRIT Awards was shown on screen, she commented, “I ran into her recently at a party and she wasn’t the nicest and it’s crazy because I’ve always loved and respected what she’s done with fashion. I’ve ran into her before, but this time it wasn’t the most pleasant run-in.”
Host Joan Rivers chimed in by saying, “A bitch!” before Ciara told her with a laugh, “You crazy.”
Rihanna was tuned in to the television because she responded on Twitter shortly after the episode aired. “My bad ci, did I 4get to tip u? #howrudeofme,” she wrote before Ciara shot back, “Trust me Rhianna u dont want to see me on or off the stage.”
“U gangsta huh? Haaa,” laughed the “S&M” singer. “Good luck with bookin that stage u speak of.”
But the ladies settled their differences soon after. “Ciara baby, I love u girl! U hurt my feelings real bad on TV! I’m heartbroken! That’s y I retaliated this way! So sorry! #letsmakeup,” said RiRi.
Ciara agreed to put it behind them, telling her peer, “Rhi u know its always been love since day 1! Doing shows/everything. you threw me off in that party! Apology accepted. Let’s chat in person.”
Elton John's parter David Furnish let slip in a recent interview that the couple are lining up Lady Gaga to play an important role in the life of their two-month-old son Zachary
When asked about rumors they would choose Gaga as the child's godmother by Canadian website macleans.ca, he replied: "We haven’t publicly confirmed that yet but your sources are very good!
“I prefer not to comment on it because we are going to make a statement about Godparents later on."
Elton and Gaga struck up a friendship after performing together at the Grammy Awards in 2010, and David further praised the singer -- who composed her latest track "Born This Way" about social inclusion and has called it a “gay anthem” -- for her broad-mindedness and personal connection to her fans.
He said: “She’s all about inclusiveness and tolerance. She believes that you can be whoever you want to be and that we don’t have to live in a world of conformity and that we can all benefit from individuality.
“That’s the best message in the world. The freedom to be who you are, do what you want and love who you want to love.”
David, 48, also explained how this message is what he feels makes Gaga an ideal role model for Zachary.
He added: “Elton and I don’t talk about what we hope Zachary grows up to be -- musician, doctor or whatever. We just hope he grows up to be happy and that he’s able to do what he wants to do in life and has the freedom to take whatever path.”
David is a Godparent himself, to Elizabeth Hurley’s eight-year-old son Damian, while Elton is Godfather to Victoria and David Beckham’s eldest two sons, Brooklyn, 11 and eight-year-old Romeo.
The soft-spoken singer had reservations about critiquing her peers’ style. “OMG! I cant believe i will be a guest on Fashion Police because i always have a hard time with judging!..whoo lordi! deep breath!” she tweeted, adding, “This should be fun!” The episode airs tonight at 10:30 p.m. EST.
The video is posted in a faux old-timey effect with film grain and desaturated colors to make it look like a super 8 film, but those are definitely Grease costumes. Franco's hair is greased and his jeans are tight, but not as tight as Hathaway's skin-tight black outfit. The video is likely part of a time-traveling Oscar tribute montage that will run at the start of the show. Way to take things viral, kids!
Franco and Hathaway are set to host the 83rd Academy Awards at 8 PM EST/ 5 PM PT on Sunday, February 27th. Franco is nominated for Best Actor for his work in 127 Hours.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011
CBS halted production of Two and a Half Men on Thursday after Charlie Sheen lambasted the show's creator in bizarre interviews.
"Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen's statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television have decided to discontinue production of Two and a Half Men for the remainder of the season," says producer Warner Bros. Television and the network that broadcasts the program, CBS.
The statement was released after Sheen, 45, went on profane, rambling rampages against Alcoholic's Anonymous, party girls, his ex-wife, founding father Thomas Jefferson and Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre.
In an open letter posted on TMZ.com Thursday evening, Sheen responded to the news that CBS halted production of his show, calling out Lorre, whom he again refers to as Haim Levine, specifically.
"I fire back once and this contaminated little maggot can't handle my power and can't handle the truth," the letter reads. "I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels especially if they wind up in my octagon. Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words – imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists."
Sheen concludes his letter with an open plea for his fans to support him.
"I urge all my beautiful and loyal fans who embraced this show for almost a decade," he writes, "to walk with me side-by-side as we march up the steps of justice to right this unconscionable wrong."
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An onlooker says the duo, who were seen smooching a month ago, were "inseparable" at the pre-Oscars bash.
Handler was "giggling" (must be a funny one if he can make this dry humor chick laugh) and she "rarely left his side," the witness added.
Hopefully 50 Cent isn't sulking in too much sorrow -- she dumped him over the holidays after the twosome had a casual fling for a few months.
But maybe she'll keep Balazs along just a bit longer: "He's exactly her type," a friend told Us.
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When Robin Roberts asked the Jackson children what they’d like to do, Paris echoed what she told Oprah — that she’d like to become an actress. “I’m thinking about auditioning for a play next week,” she says.
Prince’s goal was a bit more vague, but heartfelt: “Continue what our dad was doing.”
Being that it isn’t even yet the two-year anniversary of Jackson’s death, we’re a little iffy on why we’re being invited into their lives now. Besides, you know, ratings, since Jackson is just as popular — and profitable — as ever.
The full interview airs on Good Morning America tomorrow.
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"If it happens, it happens," the 26-year-old told Us. "It takes time, I guess."
Khloe has had to debunk on-and-off rumors that she might be expecting a little one, explaining that she had just gained some "love weight" in January. She can't quite figure out, though, why she's having so much trouble conceiving.
"I don't know what the problem is," she said.
We'll keep rooting for this happy couple!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
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Chris Brown – F.A.M.E.
1. Deuces featuring Tyga & Kevin McCall
2. Up 2 You
3. No Bullshit
4. Look At Me Now featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
5. She Ain’t You
6. Say It With Me
7. Yeah 3x
8. Next 2 You featuring Justin Bieber
9. All Back
10. Wet The Bed featuring Ludacris
11. Oh My Love
12. Should’ve Kissed You
13. Beautiful People featuring Benny Benassi
14. Bomb feat. Wiz Khalifa
15. Love Them Girls featuring Game
16. Paper, Scissors, Rock featuring Big Sean & Timbaland
17. Beg For It
“This is kind of how my heart sound/ Every beat like an image in the background/ I’m sitting here, thinking where is you now?/ I wanna tell you but it’s too many people ’round,” he emotes. Get lost in the unreleased tune below.
At the Costume Designers Guild Awards, Halle wore a red lace gown from the spring collection. The elegantly draped dress featured cap sleeves, a cinched-in waist and a daring sheer skirt. Other celebrities would have opted for a modified, less revealing version of the frock, but Halle stuck with the runway version for an edgy and uber glam look. For the rest of her outfit, Halle kept it simple—she spiked her signature pixie and accessorized with minimalist diamond jewelry. With a dress this beautiful, it's best to let it do the talking.
Diane Von Furstenberg is a fashion icon, but her most noted contribution to history has to be the wrap dress, introduced in 1974. In honor of this timeless wardrobe staple, Diane is re-releasing the frock in three lengths in a series of vintage prints from the archives. You can currently scoop them up in stores or DVF.com. Hey, every gal needs a DVF wrap dress—or three!
Net-a-Porter has long been the go-to place to shop for luxury online, but men were sadly left out of the equation. But never fear boys, there's now something for you! From the creators of Net-a-Porter comes Mr. Porter, chock-full of the luxury essentials every sartorial gent needs. Style hunters can shop Burberry, Lanvin and more online! Well, what are you waiting for? Start shopping at MrPorter.com.
J Brand has done several collaborations to raise their high fashion profile, most recently working with Proenza Schouler. For Spring 2012, the denim mavens are teaming up with rising Brit fashion star Christopher Kane. Given Christopher's penchant for neons and edgy styling, expect this to be a capsule collection to covet! We can't wait!
The actress showed off her new chin-length bob as she smiled with costars Adam Sandler and Brooklyn Decker at a photo call for their new movie, Just Go With It, but still wore her regular fashion staples (long necklaces, gold watch, slim tank top.)
Although her Friends character's hair was her ongoing claim to fame -- with many people asking stylists for "The Rachel" cut -- the actress never got that excited over the 'do.
"How do I say this? I think it was the ugliest haircut I've ever seen," Aniston told Allure. "What I really want to know is, how did that thing have legs?"
In this new photo, the legendary British musician is seen grinning from ear to ear as he holds his son Zachary, who will be two months old on Friday.
John and his partner, David Furnish, welcomed Zachary, via a surrogate, on Christmas Day and having been dividing up the parenting duties ever since. "I knew it would be incredible," John said recently, "but honestly I'd be lying if I said I hadn't been so shocked. I'm like a gibbering wreck in front of him."
“Getting the opportunity to work with the best who ever did it, on planet Earth, period, is just a blessing,” Marsha told Rap-Up.com of the late King of Pop, who jokingly called her a “singing heifer.” “I knew him as a father, as a friend. It was me paying my respects back to him and just thanking him for doing something for me so early in my career I never expected.”
Catch butterflies again by checking the newly-configured tune.
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Liz Edwards, Madame Tussauds’ PR manager, said: “Justin Bieber is truly a worldwide sensation. We have been absolutely inundated with requests from young fans from around the world to see him at Madame Tussauds. We’re sure his fans will be just as delighted as we are that Justin will be joining the A-list here in March.”
Justin gave sculptors a sitting late last year, where hundreds of precise measurements were taken. The figure then took four months to complete at a cost of almost $250,000.
Another Justin figure will also be unveiled at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam on the same day and at Madame Tussauds New York very soon after.
However, the model may now be slightly out-of-date as Justin recently had his hair cut into a more mature style.
He recently Tweeted: “yeah so it's true...i got a lil haircut...i like it...and we are giving all the hair cut to CHARITY to auction. Details coming soon.”
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The lucky guy's name is Will Kopelman, and he's an art consultant and the son of former Chanel CEO Arie Kopelman. He's reportedly the "socialite type and a playboy" a source said.
He and Drew apparently locked lips at a Dewar's party on February 10, and then were spotted again this weekend looking cozy. Guess this means things are definitely done between her and on-again, off-again beau Justin Long...
"They're just over the moon," says a friend. "They are so excited."
Alyssa tweeted today: "Yes, it's true. And we couldn't be happier. Thank you for your warm wishes and love!"
The Charmed actress is due in early fall. She and Bugliari, who's an agent at a Creative Arts Agency, got married in August 2009 after three years of dating.
Judge Keith Schwartz announced that if Lohan accepts a pleas bargain -- which her attorney has stated she would like to do -- the deal will have to include time behind bars. "If you plead in front of me, if this case is resolved in front of me, you are going to go to jail. Period," said the judge.
He also had harsh words for Lohan, who appeared in court in a cleavage-baring top and high-waisted white pants, telling her directly: "There are things you need to understand. I've never met you, you've never met me outside of this court to my knowledge. I don't care that you're Lindsay Lohan."
Lohan is due back in court on March 10, where she will either accept the plea bargain, or choose to stand trial.