Tuesday, May 31, 2011

William & Kate Grace The Cover Of Vanity Fair


Mario Testino photographed Prince William and Kate Middleton (before their nuptials) during the couple's engagement photo session.  Now the never-before-seen photo will grace the June 2nd edition of Vanity Fair

The July issue, which hits newsstands in New York and Los Angeles on June 2, comes 14 years after William's mother, Princess Diana, was featured in the magazine in a series of now-iconic candid photos, also shot by Testino.
In the inside pages, writer Katie Nicholl reveals new details of the newlyweds, like how William will continue to be addressed as Prince William, which means by default that Middleton will be Princess Catherine.
Her title will be put to the test when the couple embarks on their first official overseas tour to North America next month.
Their 11-day trip, which Middleton is said to be "beyond excited for," will take them across Canada and will be followed by a July 8-10 visit to Los Angeles.

Kelly Rowland To Join UK X Factor

Kelly Rowland


And the drama continues.....  Kelly Rowland is one of the new judges for UK X Factor.   She has officially signed and will join them for their eighth season.  Cheryl Cole was officially booted from the US version and was rumored to be returning to the UK version of X Factor, but according to the official announcement from ITV's Press center, Cheryl Cole seems to be out.  Oh well!


In the statement released by ITV yesterday the former Destiny's Child star said: 'I am so excited to join The X Factor UK and be able to spend time in one of my favourite places in the world.
'The music coming out of the UK right now is incredible with artists like Adele, Jessie J and James Blake, so I’m confident this season of The X Factor will give me opportunity to hear a few diamonds in the rough. 
'Being a judge is never easy, but I promise to be as sternly honest as I can and also encourage everyone who crosses the stage. I can't wait to meet the world’s next superstar!'

It was noted that Cheryl Cole's exit (as well as Dannii Minogue's) from the X Factor franchise was completely glossed over.
A quote from Simon Cowell simply said: 'These four are totally up for it, each of them bring a different attitude. They have had a ton of hits between them and they are all committed to finding a star. I have a feeling Louis and Tulisa will have slightly different points of view as to what the next star should look and sound like!'
ITV’s Director of Television, Peter Fincham, meanwhile said in the statement: 'As multi-million selling artists, songwriters and pop masterminds, Gary, Tulisa, Kelly and Louis have huge breadth of appeal with our audience and the ability to engage both the UK’s next generation of music talent as well as ITV’s viewers.'

Congrats and good luck Kelly!  You'll need it to keep from getting the boot next season!


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Monday, May 30, 2011

Rihanna Sings New Song On The "Today Show"

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In case you missed it, Rihanna gave an interview and rockin' performance on 'Today' May 27th.  She performed her new song, 'California King Bed.  Take a lookie/listen!





Friday, May 27, 2011

Transsexual Claims To Have Had A Sexual Encounter With LL Cool Jay

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Okay, what do you think?  Transsexual, Toni Newman, claims to have had a sexual encounter with LL Cool J!  This week's Hip Hop Weekly has an exclusive interview with Toni Newman, who had worked on NYC's "Tranny Row"for years.  She's penned a new book that documents her time working as a prostitute.

In an excerpt from her interview with Hip Hop Weekly, she reveals,

"I had sex with LL Cool J. At that point, he had been one of the top five dates I ever had. I made over five-hundred dollars. For a street prostitute doing fifty-dollar blow jobs and hundred dollar hotel dates, he gave me five times more that I had already made…I wasn't aware until we got into the encounter and the glasses came off that he was in fact LL Cool J. We were a versatile group, and when I say versatile, that means the other person gives and receives."

This is some serious sh*t!  Do you guys think she's telling the truth?  LL must be pissed!  I wonder if we've heard the last of this story....  The problem (well, I don't know if I should say it's a problem) is that many of these transsexuals look like the real thing and you just can't tell.....  What a shame!  Guess it could happen to anybody....




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Jeff Conaway Dead At 60

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Jeff Conaway died today, weeks after he was found unconscious in his LA home, according to TMZ.  Conway fell into a coma, after overdosing earlier in the month and doctor's were unable to revive him.  He was 60 years old.

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Beyonce's Backstage Idol Rehearsal Of "1+1"



Thought this was worth seeing and listening to.  Beyonce is caught backstage rehearsing for her American Idol debut of "1+1".  Singing only to a piano, so almost  a capella, you can hear the passion in her voice.  This proves the gurl can sang (just in case you had any doubts)!

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Jeff Conaway May Be Taken Off Of Life Support Today



Jeff Conaway, 60 is still in a coma and may be taken off of life support today reports RadarOnline.


A source close to the situation says, "Doctors advised the family that Jeff has had no brain function since he was brought into the hospital. The feeding tube has already been removed. The ventilator which is breathing for Jeff, will be removed sometime this afternoon. Jeff is in no pain whatsoever."
The former Grease star was found unconscious at his home on May 11 and was taken to the Encino Hospital Medical Center. Initially, it was thought that he had overdosed on prescription drugs, but later it was revealed he was suffering from pneumonia and sepsis. He later slipped into a coma.
Conaway, 60, rose to fame playing one of the T-Birds in the 1978 film adaptation of Grease. Later that year, he co-starred in the popular sitcom Taxi, as actor-turned-taxi-driver Bobby Wheeler, before leaving in Season 4. He later appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful and Babylon 5 in the '90s.

A source has said that no measures will be made to try and revive him once the breathing tube is removed.  Sad, so sad.....

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Beyonce Debuts New Single "1+1" On The Season Finale Of "American Idol"

Beyonce at the Billboard Music Awards, May 22, 2011

As a follow-up to the foot-stomping "Run The World Girls", Beyonce's second single, "1+1"is a power ballad (this is the zone where I feel she's at her best).  She debuted the single on the final night of "American Idol" to millions of viewers.  It was an emotionally-charged performance.  Take a look below, if you missed it.


The juxtaposing songs are the first shreds of evidence that she's keeping her promise that a whole new array of sounds will make their way into "4," which drew inspiration from an abundance of sources.
Along with the band of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, Beyonce said she, "found a lot of inspiration in '90s R&B; Earth, Wind & Fire; DeBarge; Lionel Richie; Teena Marie." In addition, she said, "I listened to a lot of Jackson 5 and New Edition, but also Adele, Florence + the Machine, and Prince. Add in my hip-hop influences, and you can hear how broad it is. I also gave myself more freedom to really belt out some songs, and bring soul singing back."


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Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Engaged!

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
Well, she finally did it!  Kim Kardashian is engaged!  After dating for six months, Kim and NBA star Kris Humphries are engaged and yes, the bling is huge (and expensive)!

The New Jersey Nets star asked the reality TV gal to marry him by surprising her at her Beverly Hills home on May 18, People reports. He covered her bedroom with rose petals spelling out "Will you marry Me?" sealing the deal with a custom-made 20.5 carat Lorraine Schwartz ring. (A stunner that rivals the size of her famed backside.)

Humphries was in cahoots with Kardashian's mom/manager Kris Jenner, who threw the couple an intimate celebration at home after the proposal.
"I didn't expect this at all," Kardashian told the mag. "I was in such shock. I never thought it would happen at home, and I never thought now."
But Kardashian, 30, and Humphries, 26, seemed to be priming fans for a big announcement for weeks, exchanging lovey dovey messages on Twitter and telling the media how great their families were getting along. They were recently spotted shopping for engagement rings and she was photographed frequently at his basketball games. E! also announced that he'd be featured on the next season on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."
In January, she met his parents after only a few months of dating and he seemed to be the reason the curvy California girl decided to extend her stay in the Big Apple after wrapping "Kourtney and Kim Take New York." All along the way, she reiterated how she didn't like dating, wanted to settle down and was jealous that her sisters Khloe and Kourtney had already gotten hitched or started families. So an engagement almost seemed imminent.
"OMGGGGGGG!!!!!!!! It's true! I couldn't be happier!" Kardashian wrote on her blog, also confirming the annoucement on Twitter. "Thank you guys for all of the sweet messages!!!
The rest of the Kardashian clan was quick to offer their congrats soon after the engagement news.
"You have no idea how happy it makes me to be able to say this… KIM IS ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG! It feels soooo good to finally let the secret out." her younger sister Khloe Kardashian, 26, wrote on her blog.
"I can't even begin to fathom the phenomenal wedding you are going to have! Ahhhhhhh I am getting even more excited as I write this! Just in case you have the urge to throw a wedding together in 30 days let me know, I'm really good at putting together a quick, fabulous wedding LOL."
After a whirlwind romance, she married Lakers baller Lamar Odom in 2009. He gave her a nine-carat engagement ring, which now pales in comparison to her sister's gargantuan dazzler worth about $2 million, according to TMZ.
"Kimmie the love u have is infectious and I love every second of this!!! I LOVE that you r engaged!!! I love that you are so happy! … You deserve this happiness! Get excited baby!!!!! We r about2 celebrate!! :) Kris welcome 2the fam! Just so u know, u married all of us all!" Khloe added.

"Take New York" co-star and big sis Kourtney Kardashian, who initially found out the two began dating from Perez Hilton, also congratulated her sister on her upcoming nuptials.
"My sister is engaged!!! I'm squealing with excitement! The princess has found her prince. I am so happy because @KimKardashian is happy!" she wrote.
However, with a family as big as the Kardashians, news has to travel far and wide. Kardashian step-bro Brody Jenner, son of Bruce Jenner and ex-wife Linda Thompson, seemed to be behind the times, learning of the announcement from the mag like everyone else and calling out his step-sister for not filling him in sooner.
"My sister is engaged? Hahaha I had no idea!!.. Crazy being in such a big family.. Congrats @Kimkardashian love you. Let's celebrate soon," he tweeted.

Congrats to both Kim and Kris!  Can't wait to see this wedding.  If you know Kim, it's going to be fab (and expensive)!

Kim and Kris appear on the June 6th issue of People, due out this Friday.  Check out the bling below!

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Oprah's Long Good-Bye....



In case you missed Oprah's long good-bye, check it out above!  It is definitely the end of an era, but seemingly the beginning of another.  As she says in the video.....  "Until we meet again..."

Good luck with the next chapter in your life Oprah!

Jeff Conaway Still Hospitalized In Coma

Vikki Lizzi and Jeff Conaway

Sources say Jeff Conaway, of "Taxi and "Grease" fame, is still in a coma and is seemingly not getting better.

Conaway's rep, Phil Brock, tells E! News: "He is still unconscious, ventilated and intubated. No improvement at all today."
Brock also confirmed that Conaway has pneumonia and sepsis.
"He was found unconscious with pain killers and cold medicine in his system to my knowledge...my assumption that the combination of pain killers and cold medicine led to his not knowing how seriously ill he was. If he was not taking any medicine, he wouldn't have passed out and would have gone to a doctor or a hospital on his own. If you have been an addict, any medicine is too much, so it can be deduced that it's some type of O.D."
Things aren't looking good for Jeff Conaway.
"He is not getting better," a source close to the former Taxi star tells E! News. Conaway was hospitalized a week ago for what was originally believed to be a prescription pill overdose after he was found unconscious at home.
Dr. Drew Pinsky, who treated Conaway on Celebrity Rehab, later clarified that the 60-year-old actor was suffering from pneumonia and sepsis, a possibly deadly blood infection, and was in a medically induced coma.
And Conaway remains in critical condition...
"He was excessively using prescription meds," the insider says, echoing what Conaway has talked about many times over.
Conaway told E! News last year that he was taking up to 54 OxyContin pills a day, saying that he had "a strong constitution."
"It takes a lot to put me down," he joked.
Meanwhile, ex-girlfriend Vikki Lizzi posted a video on Facebook of the two of them singing together at a charity event in December.
"Our last performance together...'I Got Love' which we co-wrote together and his inspirational song 'Heal Me.' Sending powers to Jeff through St Jude, the worker of miracles," Lizzi wrote.
The estranged pair filed dueling restraining orders earlier this year, but we hear that Lizzi has been trying to get legal permission to visit Conaway in the hospital.


We hope Jeff gets well soon.  Addiction is a terrible disease and he's been fighting this battle for years.





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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fergie Ready To Start A Family

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Fergie is on hiatus from "The Black Eyed Peas, but the group managed to pick up a Billboard Music Award this past Sunday.  Aside from being a best-selling artist, Fergie is also a shoe designer, actress and wife.  Guess she needed a break, but from which profession!

Fergie told Hollyscoop:

“We're taking a break…getting more of that personal time, but, you know, Josh and I have gotten to spend a lot more time together this year than other years, which is great.” 
So with all the time they’re spending together, is a baby on their agenda? “Oh yeah, of course. Not right this second. Not pregnant, for the record. But, yeah,” she added. 
While Fergie and Josh are practicing for a baby, her band mates are all working on their own projects, and Fergie couldn’t be more excited about it. 
“I believe Will is coming out with a solo album, I've heard it, it's called Black Einstein, and it's amazing. I've been waiting for him to come out with this for so long, 'cause I want it. He won't give it to me. I want it for the gym. He's so amazing. Such a genius lyricist and I'm really excited for his project.” 
The Black Eyed Peas honored over the weekend at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards when they picked up a trophy for Best Top Duo Group. Fergie confessed that anytime they win, she just finds herself yelling out random things while on stage. 
“I'm usually pretty randomly yelling. Something weird. You know, because once you get up there, the adrenaline just gets crazy. The heart's pumping. I just all of a sudden start screaming something. I have no idea what's going to come out. You want to thank everyone. You always forget someone.”


Well Fergie, just be grateful that you can take time off to focus on having a baby.  That's one great luxury right there.  Good luck and hopefully we'll have some baby news soon!

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The Stars Come Out To Say "Farewell" To Oprah



Check out a standout performance at, Oprah's farewell celebration (is that an oxymoron?!), that aired yesterday, below.


Oprah Winfrey concludes 25 years of her talk show tomorrow.
But a slew of huge names gathered in Chicago last week to tape a farewell to this television goddess. For a special that aired yesterday afternoon, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Madonna, Halle Berry and Will Smith, among others, saluted Oprah inside the United Center.
The event also featured a couple touching musical performances: from Beyonce - who sang "Run the World (Girls)" and told Oprah "your persuasion can build a nation" - to Jackie Evancho, the 10-year old sensation from last summer's America's Got Talent.

I'll definitely miss Oprah.  It's been hard watching, knowing this is the last season.  Wow!  What a mark she made on the world!

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Gywneth Paltrow Can't Seal Record Deal-At Least For Now...

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow just couldn't get the deal done with Atlantic Records.  The New York Post reported, on Monday, that talks for a record deal between Gwyneth and Atlantic have feel through.

I reported in March (read here) that she had signed with Atlantic, but apparently it wasn't a done deal.


In March, the "Country Strong" star was reportedly close to a deal with the label to record a country album.
But a source said, "Atlantic bosses were very interested, and [Atlantic owner] Warner chief Lyor Cohen was very supportive. But then the talks halted and the deal fizzled out. There was a rumor that Paltrow wanted $1 million to sign, but that is a ridiculous figure. Atlantic is still interested in signing her."
It is believed the Oscar winner was distracted by other opportunities in her busy career, including possible movie roles and her new cookbook.
There are also rumors she might turn up for a few surprise appearances on this summer's "Glee" tour.
Paltrow's rep said, "Atlantic was not the only company pursuing her, and she still has not decided if she wants to record an album," adding, it "is still something she is considering."
Paltrow, 38, is married to Chris Martin, lead singer of the band Coldplay.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Jessica Simpson Talks Wedding Dress Plans

Jessica Simpson at Us Weekly Hot Hollywood Style 2011-4/26/11

Jessica Simpson has been engaged to former NFL player Eric Johnson since November, 2010.  She told Access Hollywood that she's having the time of her life being engaged to Johnson.


“It’s the best year of my life,” the star told Access Hollywood on Saturday at Tom Everhart’s “Peanuts”-themed new art exhibit, “Crashing the Party: The Arty-Fact Paintings,” in New York City.
“You better say the same!” Jessica joked with Eric, who was by her side at the event.
“Ditto, ditto!” Eric quickly added.
“She’s just a regular, grounded, down to earth person and I like it,” he said of his future wife. “Beautiful, beautiful.”
Jessica – who previously told Access that her wedding dress would “out-do” Kate Middleton’s headline-making Royal Wedding gown – has changed her tune about competing with the Princess.
“I absolutely adore Kate’s dress, I thought she looked absolutely beautiful, there’s no bride that can top a Royal Wedding,” she told Access. “I’m not going to be wearing the same kind of thing, but it will be beautiful in it’s own right.”


Sounds like she's backtracking a bit on that Royal dare she made about Kate Middleton's dress!  That's the right thing to do Jessica, as every bride and dress is beautiful in their own right!  I know you'll look beautiful on your wedding day Jess!

The couple hopes to wed by Christmas of 2011.

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Sarah Jessica Parker Hints (About SATC 3): "I think there is one more small, important story to tell."

Sarah Jessica Parker at 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival-"Wu Xia"Premier

Sarah Jessica Parker was in Cannes last week, looking lovely as ever, talking Sex and the City 3.  I, personally, would love a SATC 3, but many people were disappointed in SATC 2.  Too disappointed...  MTV caught up with Sarah, at Cannes, last week and asked her to comment on the rumors about a SATC 3 prequel.

"I think it always comes down to story and what is the story people want to tell," Bradshaw said of the rumored adaptations of "The Carrie Diaries." "Obviously, I feel proprietary in the best possible way about that entire franchise as it were, but I think there are lots of talented storytellers and obviously lots of talented actors who might be a part of it. I think, like anything, you base your opinion on material and content, and I think that would be the only way for any of us to have an opinion."

Regarding a future "SATC" installment, be it on the big screen or small, Parker revealed that there might be another tale to tell.

"I think there is perhaps one more small, important story to tell," she said. "Whether or not we choose to do that and when we choose to do that remains, obviously, the unknown, but it's nice to ponder."

I say, tell it Sarah, tell it!  It sounds like it will happen and this will definitely be the finale.  After that, maybe we can look forward to a "Sopranos" movie.....!  Ha-Ha!




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Sunday, May 22, 2011

BREAKING: Oscar De La Hoya Enters Rehab Facility In California

Oscar De La Hoya

Oscar De La Hoya has checked himself into rehab.  He entered a facility in California within the last couple of weeks, due to a problem with substance abuse.  Oscar issued a statement to TMZ that read:


"After doing an honest evaluation of myself, I recognize that there are certain issues that I need to work on. Like everyone, I have my flaws, and I do not want to be one of those people that is afraid to admit and address those flaws. 

"Throughout my career and my life, I have always met all challenges head-on, and this is no different. I am confident that with the support of my family and friends, I will become a stronger, healthier person. 

"I ask for respect and privacy as my family and I go through this process."

De La Hoya has posted a flurry of very introspective tweets in the past few days, including, "Take a deep breathe and let out all that anger that makes you hate. it really is going to be o.k."  and "Stop finding excuses not to live. life is controlled by what you make of it and not of what it makes of you."

De La Hoya retired back in 2009. He had a career record of 39-6, held several championship belts, and won an Olympic Gold Medal back in 1992. 
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LL Cool J Performed At Gallery Nightclub In Las Vegas

LL Cool J

LL Cool J threw it down last night at Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV.

"I never could have predicted that I'd still be rocking the mic more than two decades after my debut, but here I am," LL Cool J says with a smile.  Here he is indeed. Nearly 25 years since he first burst onto the scene, LL Cool J continues his vibrant, trailblazing career with the release of EXIT 13, his appropriately titled 13th album for the only label he has called home - Def Jam Recordings.

EXIT 13 is a study in contrast and showcases LL Cool J's duality. "Depending on my mood, I can be aggressive, explosive and in-your-face, or alternately suave, smooth and sensual. It's no secret that I like making love songs as much as I like to lay down rhymes," commented LL.  With a career chock full of both and a new album packed with collaborators as diverse as 50 Cent, Wyclef Jean, Richie Sambora and The Dream, and producers such as Suits, DJ Scratch, Ilfonics and Raw Uncut, EXIT 13 is the album LL Cool J fans have been clamoring for – full of passion, braggadocio and smooth rhymes.  "When it came time for me to go into the studio, I tried to make this project as relevant as my first, and having that sense of my career coming full circle. Believe me, it was a blessing to be able to go back into the studio and create this album."

Joining forces with 50 Cent on a track called "Heartbeat," the two Queens natives rap over a stripped down track, while sounding like they are having a good time. "It's a song about role playing," says LL of "Heartbeat."   On the tracks "Rocking With The Goat," LL taps into his native New Yorker persona, and teams with labelmates The Dream on EXIT 13's first single "Baby."  The track, which recently debuted on the Billboard charts, marks LL's 42nd career chart debut.

What began for LL Cool J in the nascent, burgeoning rap and hip hop scene of the 80's, has now seeped throughout the musical and cultural phenomenon that is today's hip hop. All the while, LL Cool J has remained a musical and cultural force, a living icon and a significant, relevant artist still churning out the hits.  First introduced to the world in 1984 as a Def Jam Records flagship artist, LL is the first rap artist to amass ten consecutive platinum-plus selling albums, while 2004's "THE DEFinition" and 2006's "Todd Smith" both went Gold.  He is currently tied for third place for most Billboard chart debuts by a rapper.

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LL Cool J, also known as Ladies Love Cool James, and his swoon-worthy looks have been a pop culture staple for decades. From recording artist to clothing line creator, author to actor, he has done it all and proved himself a true star in Hollywood. LL Cool J can currently be seen as a series regular on the hit CBS show, “NCIS: Los Angeles,” as Special Agent Sam Hanna. 
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Justine Timberlake, Andy Samberg and GaGa in "3-Way"



If you missed SNL last night, check out one of the highlights of the show.  The digital short features JT, Gaga, and Andy Samberg singing 30-Way (The Golden Rule).   Funny.....real funny!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

New Music: Christina Aguilera Ft. Cee Lo "Nasty"



Check out this song Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo did back in 2003.  "Nasty" was originally made for the Burlesque soundtrack, but it never made it on the album.  The song was made before the two became co-judges on "The Voice".   Cee Lo is leaking the song now (maybe trying to take advantage of their exposure on "The Voice"?)  Just sayin'!

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Chaka Khan Gets Star On Walk Of Fame!

Chaka Khan


Chaka Khan was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame May 19th.  Always loved her!  She is one of the many queens of funk/soul.  Congrats Chaka!


“This is a blessing,” Khan said during the ceremony in front of the My Studio Nightclub on Hollywood Boulevard. 
Khan’s singing career has lasted nearly 50 years and garnered her 10 Grammy Awards.
It seems there isn’t a soul or R&B artist alive that hasn’t paid tribute to her songs at some point.
During the ceremony Stevie Wonder joined Khan in singing “Tell Me Something Good,” which he wrote. It was Khan’s first hit with the funk band Rufus and won the group a Grammy in 1975 as the best R&B vocal performance by a duo, group or chorus.
Khan led Wonder to the star and had the blind entertainer touch its letters and recording icon.
Born Yvette Marie Stevens on March 23, 1953, in Chicago, she was given the name Chaka Adunne Aduffe Hoodarhi Karifi by an African shaman. She became Chaka Khan in 1970, when she married Indian bassist Hassan Khan. 
Khan began her singing career by forming the all-female vocal group the Crystalettes when she was 11 years old. She later sang for Shades of Black, Lyfe, the Babysitters before joining Rufus, the group that would first bring her fame.
Khan’s solo debut album, “Chaka” was released in 1978 and featured the crossover disco hit, “I’m Every Woman,” whose single topped the U.S. R&B charts.
Khan’s other No. 1 singles are “What Cha’ Gonna Do for Me,” “I Feel For You,” “This is My Night,” “Ain’t Nobody,” “Love You All My Lifetime,” “Never Miss the Water” and “Disrespectful.”
Khan’s most recent album, “Funk This,” was released in 2007 and earned her a Grammy for best R&B album. 
“Chaka’s voice is what the saxophone is to Charlie Parker,” recording industry executive Benny Medina told attendees at the ceremony. “Chaka Khan is the voice.”
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So Cute! Check Out Dr. Dre As A Youngin'



Check out this cute clip of a young Dr. Dre being interviewed on an NBC show.  Some things never changed...!  Cuteness though!  Love it!

Friday, May 20, 2011

New Video: Keri Hilson 'Lose Control' ft. Nelly


Check out Keri Hilson's new video, "Lose Control" ft. Nelly.  The song is from her sophomore album, No Boys Allowed.


BREAKING: "Macho Man" Randy Savage Dies In Car Accident




"Macho Man" Randy Savage died today, from injuries he sustained in a car accident this morning around 9:25 a.m.  TMZ reports that Randy suffered a heart attack behind the wheel and lost control of his vehicle.

He had recently celebrated his 1-year anniversary with new wife Lynn, who was also in the car at the time.  He was 58 years-old.


Florida Highway Patrol tells TMZ ... Savage was driving his 2009 Jeep Wrangler when he veered across a concrete median ... through oncoming traffic ... and "collided head-on with a tree."

Savage was transported to Largo Medical center, where he died from his injuries. 

Savage's wife was a passenger in the vehicle during the collision -- but survived with "minor injuries." She was transported to a different local hospital where she was treated.  

Macho Man began wrestling in the WWF in 1985 and became a superstar with his trademark catchphrase "Ooooooh Yeaahhhhh." Savage was so popular, he became the spokesperson for Slim Jim in the mid '90s ... and became virtually synonymous with the brand.  
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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wanna Know How Much Ashton Kutcher Is Getting For "Men"?

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher will be getting a big payday for "Two and a Half Men"!  According to TMZ, he will be making more than half of Charlie Sheen's base salary of $1.25 million per episode (WOW!).  This means that Ashton will make somewhere between $625,00-$900,000 per episode!  Hey, still not bad!

There are rumors that Charlie Sheen was making even more than $1.25 million per episode.  After his profit participation, he was making somewhere around $2 million per episode!

The good news it that Ashton will not be playing Charlie Sheen's character, Charlie Harper, but someone new.  Should be interesting......

Meanwhile, Ashton made his first appearance with his co-stars today.  Check out the promo photo-op, for advertisers, today.


New Music/Video: Beyonce-'Run The World (Girls)'




Bey launched her new music video, "Run the World (Girls)" today.  Take a look!  Also, see her new album cover below.  Her new album "4", is set to be released June 28th.  After taking a year off, it seems she's back with a bang!

What do you think of her new song and video?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mildred Patricia Baena-The Mother Of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Love Child?



Okay, I was expecting someone, umm, prettier....?  Is Mildred Patricia Baena the mother of Arnold's love child?  Speculation abounds as camera crews have camped out in front of her Bakersfield house since 5 am PST.


 Mildred Patricia Baena’s Bakersfield house where she lives with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s love child and her boyfriend “Alex” turned into a news media circus today. Mildred Patricia Baena is known to neighbors on her Bakersfield cul-de-sac as Patty Baena or Mildred Baena (photos below). But on Wednesday, she also became best known internationally as the $1200 a week maid who had a love child with the former governor thirteen years ago. Tonight, as television news crews broadcast live feeds outside Mildred Patricia Baena’s Spanish styled house, new details about the residence and the love child are surfacing.
Online news reports since early today have not disclosed the identity or face of Mildred Patricia Baena’s son. But earlier today, the New York Times published the street and community that Baena lives on. The newspaper described it as a “maelstrom of television cameras, reporters and onlookers Wednesday morning”. In fact, by 5 am PST on Wednesday morning, news camera crews were camped outside the large four bedroom home boasting a pool and large rooms. A MySpace account owned by Mildred Patricia Baena, last accessed in 2008, showed her then residence as Calabasas.
But neighbors tell news that Mildred Patricia Baena maintained a small apartment in Calabasas, a community north of Los Angeles. Others say, since the home was bought, she lived in Calabasas during the week and Bakersfield on the weekends.
One neighbor told the Times that the house was purchased for $268,000 last year. The neighbor claims the real estate agent told her that the house was paid for by Arnold Schwarzenegger. However, records to the house show Baena is the titled owner currently.
Moreover, when questioned by the LA Times on Monday, Mildred Baena told the paper she retired from the Arnold Schwarzenegger home in January. Online reports have since indicated that Baena was allegedly fired less than four weeks ago.
Now despite camera crews camped outside her home all day, and classmates of the love child talking to news reporters, Mildred Patricia Baena, the love child, and her boyfriend Alex have not surfaced.
As to the love child, classmates tell news they were shocked to learn that the 13 year old is the actor’s son. Adults who know the son call him a strong student, well mannered and a “gentleman”. Pictures of the child posted online in 2008 show a complete resemblance to Schwarzenegger.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Fathered A Love Child!

Arnold Schwarzenegger

So the sh*t has hit the fan!  Now we know why Arnold and Maria Shriver are getting a divorce.  Arnie fathered a child, out of wedlock, with a member of his and Maria's house staff.  The woman, since retired, worked for them for two decades!  What a two-face!  TMZ reported that Maria was obviously distraught and marched right into the office of a powerful financial advisor to get her business in order to end her marriage.


According to TMZ:

The baby was born more than a decade ago, but until recently Maria thought the father was the woman's husband at the time.

Schwarzenegger told The Times, "After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago. I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry."

TMZ heard about the baby 5 days ago, but everyone in the Schwarzenegger camp was denying it.  But sources told us Maria was "completely distraught" yet determined to move on with her life.  She has not pulled the trigger to end her marriage on the legal side, but she has been working with a very powerful financial adviser who has been helping her position herself for a divorce.

We believe -- though have not confirmed -- there is a prenup, but the couple has been together so long the effectiveness of it is problematic.
Well, hasta la vista baby!


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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bethenny Frankel Being Sued For $100 million!

Bethenny Frankel
Wow!  Am I reading that number correctly?  $100 million?  Well, the season finale of 'Bethenny Ever After' just ended and now this?  The story is, her ex-manager Doug Wald is suing Bethenny because he claims that he helped her launch the Skinnygirl cocktail brand, but was cut out of the deal that she just made for an estimated $120 million.  Hmmmm......


According to the Hollywood Reporter,

Los Angeles-based Raw Talent sued the Real Housewives of New York and Bethenny Ever After star today in L.A. Superior Court. Raw co-president Doug Wald alleges he met Frankel in May 2008, as she was appearing on Real Housewives, and she expressed interest in launching her own unscripted series. He says he then helped introduce her to some agents at APA that specialize in repping reality stars.
According to the complaint, Frankel signed with APA on August 7, 2008, and also agreed orally that day to retain Wald as her personal manager and pay Raw 10 percent of her earnings (she allegedly confirmed the relationship in an e-mail sent the next day).
Wald says Frankel specifically sought out his advice because she thought the Skinnygirl cocktail was underexploited and he could help her make some money from it. 
"She expressly represented that any agreement relating to the exploitation of the Skinnygirl Cocktail Brand would be commissionable under their management agreement," the complaint says. 
Wald says he then helped Frankel hook up with liquor industry veteran David Kanbar, who put together a business plan for a company that would buy the brand, use Frankel's celebrity to help market it and sell it in two years for a hefty profit.
But Raw Talent says Frankel fired Wald in November 2008, days before signing her deal to develop and market Skinnygirl.
The brand has become a huge success. Seventeen months after Frankel and Kanbar went into business together, they sold the company in March in what The Hollywood Reporter called a $120 million deal.
Raw Talent now says it's owed 10 percent of that deal, or an estimated $12 million. Plus, the company wants $100 million in punitive damages to make an example out of Frankel. 
"Notwithstanding her clear and unambiguous agreement and obligation to pay Raw Talent its 10% commission, Frankel now refuses," the lawsuit says. 
We've reached out to Frankel's rep for comment and will update with a response. 
The suit, filed by well-known showbiz litigator Bryan Freedman and Joshua Blum, alleges causes of action for fraud, breach of oral contract and other counts. 


Well, unfortunately with fame comes lots of headaches and lawsuit!  Sounds like a settlement to me.

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New Music/Video: Vanessa Carlton 'Carousel"



Courtesy of Perez TV

Monday, May 16, 2011

Child Protective Services Have Already Paid A Visit To Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

New dad Nick Cannon revealed, on Piers Morgan Tonight, that social workers have already paid a visit to he and wife Mariah to check on the well-being of their twins (while they were still in the hospital!).  He said,

"Child protective services were called with allegations that, you know, there was some drinking and drugs and all that going on while in the hospital, which makes no sense to me," said Cannon. "Like, how would a hospital even allow that?"

Nick believes that someone overheard a nurse make a suggestion to Mariah that she drink a small amount of Guinness ale because "the yeast improves breastfeeding."  He said,

"I guess someone maybe overheard that, and this is a good way to make a quick buck, or call the tabloids," he said. "People will do anything to conjure up a story."

We hope all is well with the twins and that Mariah and Nick are cherishing the precious moments!


See Nick gush over the twins in the video below!



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Katie Holmes Reveals, 'Yes, I'm Pregnant'

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes appears on the new cover of OK! mag, with the title 'Yes, I'm pregnant'.  An insider has revealed to OK! that Katie has revealed that she is pregnant, although her rep is denying it.  Friends do insist it's true, so I guess we'll just have to wait for the official announcement!

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ashton Kutcher's In, Charlie Sheen Officially Out Of 'Two and a Half Men'

Ashton Kutcher

So, the wait is over. CBS and Warner Bros. officially confirmed that Ashton Kutcher will replace Charlie Sheen on "Two and a Half Men"! Yay!  Ashton's getting a "huge payday" to join the cast, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Writer, Chuck Lorre said,

"We are so lucky to have someone as talented, joyful and just plain remarkable as Ashton joining our family," Chuck Lorre says. "Added to that is the deep sigh of relief knowing that our family stays together.  If I was any happier, it'd be illegal."

Can't wait to see the new show!

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Miley Cyrus Rocks The HSBC Arena In Brazil



Miley rocked the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.  Take a look at her performance!  Wearing a sexy outfit and doing some hair flips, Miley's fans sand along with her as she performed her hit "It's The Climb".

Blake Shelton And Miranda Lambert Get Married

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert said "I do" Saturday evening in Texas.  Attending the big Texas affair was Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Cee Lo Green.  Us Magazine reported that the bride wore her mother's wedding gown.


“I’m married to my best friend!” Lambert told Us after the ceremony. “Looking forward to a lifetime of laughter.” Added Shelton, 34: “I wanted to be married to Miranda the day I proposed. Finally, it’s official!”

Congrats Blake and Miranda!


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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Trailer Time: 'Fright Night'





Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all going on: he's running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he's so cool he’s even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—but everyone, including Charlie's mom (Toni Collette), doesn't notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.

Source: Trailer Addict

Trailer courtesy of IGN

Friday, May 13, 2011

Salma Hayek To Sell Her Makeup Line At CVS

Salma Hayek attending the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival May 11, 2011




Salma Hayek's new makeup line, Nuance Salma Hayek, will debut in stores in August.  According to Zap2It, Salma was literally in tears at the line's debut.  She said,

"I took three years off my [acting] career to work on this," said Hayek at the launch on Thursday (May 5) in New York. "This is not something that required 14 hours. Nooo, baby. This has been a full-time job."

Salma had been working on the line for more than a decade-mixing Native American and Mayan remedies learned from her grandmother-a cosmetologist who studied at Vichy Labs in Paris.

According to WWD:

"Ingredients used by her family, some not even known to top chemists, are cornerstones of the collection and range from familiar rosewater to the more obscure tepezcohuite."

 I can't wait to try her new line!


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Bethenny Frankel Being Sued For $100 million!

Bethenny Frankel
Wow!  Am I reading that number correctly?  $100 million?  Well, the season finale of 'Bethenny Ever After' just ended and now this?  The story is, her ex-manager Doug Wald is suing Bethenny because he claims that he helped her launch the Skinnygirl cocktail brand, but was cut out of the deal that she just made for an estimated $120 million.  Hmmmm......

According to the Hollywood Reporter,


Los Angeles-based Raw Talent sued the Real Housewives of New York and Bethenny Ever After star today in L.A. Superior Court. Raw co-president Doug Wald alleges he met Frankel in May 2008, as she was appearing on Real Housewives, and she expressed interest in launching her own unscripted series. He says he then helped introduce her to some agents at APA that specialize in repping reality stars.

According to the complaint, Frankel signed with APA on August 7, 2008, and also agreed orally that day to retain Wald as her personal manager and pay Raw 10 percent of her earnings (she allegedly confirmed the relationship in an e-mail sent the next day).

Wald says Frankel specifically sought out his advice because she thought the Skinnygirl cocktail was underexploited and he could help her make some money from it. 

"She expressly represented that any agreement relating to the exploitation of the Skinnygirl Cocktail Brand would be commissionable under their management agreement," the complaint says. 

Wald says he then helped Frankel hook up with liquor industry veteran David Kanbar, who put together a business plan for a company that would buy the brand, use Frankel's celebrity to help market it and sell it in two years for a hefty profit.

But Raw Talent says Frankel fired Wald in November 2008, days before signing her deal to develop and market Skinnygirl.

The brand has become a huge success. Seventeen months after Frankel and Kanbar went into business together, they sold the company in March in what The Hollywood Reporter called a $120 million deal.

Raw Talent now says it's owed 10 percent of that deal, or an estimated $12 million. Plus, the company wants $100 million in punitive damages to make an example out of Frankel. 


"Notwithstanding her clear and unambiguous agreement and obligation to pay Raw Talent its 10% commission, Frankel now refuses," the lawsuit says. 

We've reached out to Frankel's rep for comment and will update with a response. 

The suit, filed by well-known showbiz litigator Bryan Freedman and Joshua Blum, alleges causes of action for fraud, breach of oral contract and other counts. 

Well, unfortunately with fame comes lots of headaches and lawsuit!  Sounds like a settlement to me.

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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Jimmy Fallon 'Hit' The 'Jersey Floor'



Love it!  Hilarious!  If you missed this on "Late Night" with Jimmy Fallon, take a lookie!  I guess this is the second trip to the "Jersey Floor".  I don't wanna give too much away, so watch the video and get ready to fall off of your chair!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Kim Kardashian- The New Face Of Midori Melon Liqueur

Kim Kardashian

Kim K. is the new face of Midori Melon Liqueur.  Kim attended the launch of the new brand at Trousdale in West Holloywood, CA.  I'm about to call her the hardest working woman in showbiz Hollywood!  

Rumors abound about an engagement between her and beau Kris Humphries.  Didn't they just start dating?!  I guess we'll just have to wait and see!



Maria Shriver And Arnold Schwarzenegger Call It Quits After 25 Years Together

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver

Sad, but true.  Maria and Arnold are finito after 25 years of marriage.  According to People, the couple put out a joint statement saying,  

"This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us," they say. "After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion, and prayer, we came to this decision together. 

"At this time, we are living apart, while we work on the future of our relationship," they continue. "We are continuing to parent our four children together. They are the light and the center of both of our lives.

" 



Shriver, 55, a TV journalist and member of the Kennedy dynasty, and Schwarzenegger, 63, the Austrian-born bodybuilder/action movie hero who became a Republican California governor, have seemed like an unlikely couple since they married in 1986. 

They had four children, ages 14, 18, 20 and 21, and long projected the image of a close and loving couple, despite – and sometimes even because of – their differences. During a 2003 political campaign, Shriver strongly defended her husband against allegations he had a history of groping women while he was an actor, and Schwarzenegger went on to become governor. 

Schwarzenegger left the governor's office last January after an increasingly difficult term, and there have been reports he'll re-start his movie career, including a role in another Terminator film.

We definitely wish both of them luck during this time of transition.

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Listen: Lady Gaga 'The Edge of Glory' Single



Gaga released her new single, The Edge of Glory, on Monday.  Take a listen, if you haven't heard it already!  I hear an 80's vibe going on!  Supposedly written after her Grandfather passed away, it is about one's last moments on earth before one crosses over to the other side.  Interesting.....