Selasa, 31 Agustus 2010

Shiffa Soothing Body Oil

Dubai skincare range Shiffa looks, feels and acts hugely premium. The packaging is beautiful – I loved the way the inner box opens out to reveal product information, and a duck egg blue ribbon just adds to the luxury look of the blue and cream boxes. The oil is gorgeous; easy to apply, it sinks into the skin without leaving any greasy residue and really does add softness. The only thing about it is the smell; it smells like a million and one other oils (citrus/herbal from orange oil, nutmeg, bergamot) and that feels at odds with everything else about the brand which in essence is quite different. I’d definitely gift this range if I wanted to treat a friend to a beautiful and pampering experience, but I would have loved it to smell of something less predictable. It uses hazelnut oil for repairing and jojoba to soften abd costs £51.75. I’m told that Shiffa Healing Balm is the product from the range that is getting beauty press most excited.

Oskia Perfect Cleanser

If you love a face balm, this will be your trip to skin heaven. It’s easily one of the best balms I’ve ever come across; a fluid, light balm that literally floats over the skin, wiping away every last bit of grime. In fact, you just want to massage and massage and massage...which any way you look at it is good! The feel of it is intensly silky and cloud-soft and it slips around the skin in a way that heavier balms can't do. It smells lightly floral/herbal and contains collagen boosting properties, Zinc, Vitamin A and E, Omega 3 and 6, and Prebiotics. Amazingly lovely. £38.50. Oskia is a Brit brand that takes a nutritional and scientific approach to anti-ageing by supplying the skin with cell nutrients from the inside (supplements) as well as the outside. It's USP is MSM (Methyl Sulphonyl Methane), commonly used in joint supplements; a form of sulphur that is a collegen and elastin builder.

I've also just noticed a £15 off your first order on their website so if you're going to splurge, now's the time.

Senin, 30 Agustus 2010

X Factor girl's father blasts: Simon Cowell is too harsh.. no dad wants his girl called a tranny :    Proud Ian Baker was astonished to hear Simon call Annastasia – who had a breakdown on X Factor two years ago – a “terrible Tina Turner tribute act” after she bravely returned to the show in last night’s edition.

Annastasia Baker

Airport worker Ian, still furious at how Annastasia, now 21, was treated in 2008, said of last night’s show: “Simon used some harsh words. I don’t think what was said was fair.

“Annastasia spent a lot of money on her image and had poured time and effort into it. No father wants to hear his daughter being called a tranny, ­especially after everything she has been through with the show in the past.”

Mr Baker’s outburst comes at the end of a week in which the show has been hit by a series of rows over the mental welfare of contestants and the use of computer technology to tweak singers’ voices.

Last night more than 12 million fans were expected to watch ­Annastasia’s return. The single ­mother collapsed in 2008 while singing ­Gloria Estefan’s Everlasting Love in front of Cheryl Cole and was booted out.

The rejection turned her into an emotional wreck.

But yesterday viewers saw a brand new Annastasia – with a sleek, short, highlighted trendy hairstyle – blast out Tina Turner’s Proud Mary with new-found confidence and verve.

Her performance went down a storm with the other judges and the audience, but Simon told her: “This is like one of these terrible Tina Turner tribute acts. I’ve seen trannies do better versions.” Now Ian, 43, says he is concerned that blunt criticism could destroy his ­daughter’s ­confidence again.

He said: “I just want Annastasia to go the whole way this time and fulfil her dreams. She’s wanted this for so long and she ­deserves it.”

Speaking from his home in Croydon, Surrey, he said: “After Annastasia was on the show last time, the support came to a dead end.

“It was business as usual for the producers and ­judges, and they just moved on to finding a new star. They should have picked Annastasia up – not put her down in they way they did.

“The X Factor is the kind of show that can make or break you. You either go on and have a brilliant career, or alternatively it can destroy you. I just hope that this time around ­Annastasia is treated fairly on the show, and that she is looked after.” Annastasia had just given birth to a daughter, Nevaeh, now two, when she first auditioned.

"But while she appeared to sail through boot-camp with a series of stunning performances, the part-time waitress was secretly suffering from post-natal depression. Her boyfriend had left her to bring up Nevaeh – “Heaven” ­backwards – by herself.
SM Main IAN BAKER 450 (Pic:SM)

Ian said: “With everything that was going on, it was no wonder she lost her way during her final song and after that she didn’t recover. It was awful seeing her in such a bad way.”

Father-of-four Ian, who is divorced from Annastasia’s mother Rosie, said: “She spent about three months ­dealing with the depression. ­Eventually she battled through it and got back on her feet again.”

 Father-of-four Ian, who is divorced from Annastasia’s mother Rosie, said: “She spent about three months ­dealing with the depression. ­Eventually she battled through it and got back on her feet again.”

After two years of gigging at weddings and pubs, Ian says ­Annastasia finally plucked up the ­courage to audition again. And despite Simon’s criticism last night, he and fellow judges Louis and Cheryl put her through.

Simon has now ordered ALL ­contestants to ­undergo psychiatric ­testing following the outcry over another contestant, Shirlena ­Johnson. The talent guru ­decided that eccentric ­mother-of-one Shirl, 30, who wowed ­viewers last week with her version of Duffy’s Mercy, should be kicked out. He acted after it emerged she had ­mental health problems which the producers were not aware of, but the ­decision led to a backlash from many viewers.

Lady GaGa Agrees to Duet With Scissor Sisters

Aceshowbiz :    People have been lining up to hook up with Lady GaGa, and Scissor Sisters are one of the lucky acts who will hit the studio with the 24-year-old pop/dance singer.

The group's lead singer Jake Shears talked to GaGa about a possible duet when they met at Sir Elton John's White Tie and Tiara Ball earlier this year.

"Jake has performed with huge stars like Kylie [Minogue]. He is desperate for the union with Lady GaGa to go ahead," a source told Britain's Mail on Sunday. "He was concerned Lady GaGa might decide against it but he has been reassured that the collaboration will happen in some way, shape or form."

While waiting for the duet between Scissor Sisters and Lady GaGa to arrive for listening pleasure, fans can purchase Scissor Sisters' third studio album "Night Work" which has been in stores since June. Led by single "Fire With Fire", it becomes their first effort since parting ways with member Paddy Boom in 2008. 

Lady Gaga

X Factor: Insiders fear Simon Cowell’s verbal bashing has gone too far :    He’s famous for his acid put-downs, but this time insiders fear X Factor judge Simon Cowell may have gone too far.

Concerns are being raised after wannabe Annastasia Baker, who is known to be a “vulnerable” contestant, was put through to the boot camp stage – despite getting a verbal bashing from the music mogul.

Viewers will see him tell her on tonight’s show: “This is like one of these terrible Tina Turner tribute acts. I’ve seen trannies do better versions.”

Annastasia, 21, got through to the judges’ houses stage in 2008 but had a meltdown in front of the cameras after messing up her final audition.

Mentor Cheryl Cole was so concerned about her mental welfare she decided NOT to put her through to the live finals, saying: “You absolutely fell apart in front of my eyes. That would be a worry for me.”

But Annastasia returned to try again this year – and has again been put through by Cowell and fellow judges Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole.

The controversial move follows a stinging barrage of criticism from Cowell, who then acknowledges that she looks “very, very stressed”.

But last night show sources said the decision could backfire on producers already accused of “exploiting” Shirlena Johnson who was put through then axed over her mental health issues. One insider said: “You have to ask the question whether Annastasia is strong enough mentally after last time.

“If there is even the slightest doubt, they have a responsibility not to put her through.”

Speaking about her problems after being booted off the show two years ago, Annastasia said: “At the time I just didn’t realise I had post-natal depression. If I had I’m not sure I’d have put myself through the X Factor.

“While we were in Cannes I just lost it.”

During her latest London audition, watched by the Mirror, Cowell demands that she take off her shoes after she sang Tina Turner’s Proud Mary.

He also blasts her hair and makeup for making her look like a drag tribute act. He says: “It’s like you’ve come in a costume. It’s all got to be scraped away.

“I want to start with a blank piece of paper.” Annastasia then sings Adele’s Make You Feel My Love, and Cowell he says: “That was a million times better.”

But he warns she will be pushed to her limit again and adds: “This category is very, very tough this year.”

The young mum was put through on the understanding she would revamp her image.

But experts are now questioning the effectiveness of the show’s vetting procedures.

A Talkback Thames spokeswoman insisted last night: “The welfare of contestants is of
paramount importance to us. Annastasia is deemed fit and well to take part in the show.”

Justin Bieber: I Would Go For Miley Cyrus

The Sun :    JUSTIN BIEBER has revealed the job he really wants - the lead role in a remake of classic 1978 film Grease. The titan teen is keen for a film company to revive the 1950s throwback musical with him as Danny, made famous by JOHN TRAVOLTA in the movie.

He said: "It would be a lot of fun. It's been talked about a lot over the years but it would be awesome to play Danny." And he knows just who he'd pick as his leading lady Sandy in the love story set in US school Rydell High, run by the harassed Principal McGee.

He said: "I would go for MILEY CYRUS without hesitation. She can sing, dance and act."

He added: "I'd want some great people to star in it. Wouldn't SUSAN BOYLE make an amazing Principal McGee? We'd just need to write it into the script that she broke into song.

"I am obsessed with Susan. When I look at her original audition it makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. I would love to include CHERYL COLE as well. She would look great in the Rydell High cheerleading uniform."

But one person who may not be interested in a revival is SuBo's mentor SIMON COWELL. He produced ITV1 reality contest Grease Is The Word three years ago and it flopped.

Even so, Justin - who last night pulled out of a gig at the New York State Fair in Syracuse because of illness - would need to tap him up for his version if he wants SuBo on board.

For now Bieber fans can look forward to his debut movie - a 3D biopic of his life - due in February.

With Summer Nights drifting away it's something to look forward to.

X Factor sensation Mary Byrne already had shot at fame after winning Irish TV singing contest

Mary Byrne :    The Tesco checkout worker, 50, who quit singing aged 28 but returned to doing pub gigs in 2005, won TG4 Irish TV singing contest Nollaig No 1 - which means Christmas number one.

But her debut single You'll Never Walk Alone failed to chart, selling 19 copies in the first week.

Dubliner Mary told X Factor viewers on Saturday night that her return to the stage was delayed until 2005 because of her "low self-esteem".

She's now determined to make the most of her second chance at success and is among the early X Factor favourites after storming through to boot camp with her performance of I (Who Have Nothing).

TG4 producer Tom Evans told the Mirror: "She was very nervous when she appeared on our show. She really lacked confidence in her ability.

"If nothing else, winning the contest gave her belief in herself.

"She's had a tough life and I hope she goes far. I think she will do really well if she goes to the live shows."

After her X Factor audition, single mum Mary told the Mirror: "I did the audition without a nerve in my body but afterwards they kicked in.

"Simon told me I was great and Cheryl said I sent goosebumps down her arm - not bad for a girl behind the till in Tesco.

"I've suffered from bad self-esteem and I used to be more confident when I wasn't this size. Since X Factor I've lost half a stone and my confidence is growing. I'm on top of the world."

Friends told yesterday how Mary has helped raise thousands for charity. Musician Matt Dodd said: "She has a heart of gold."

X Factor boss Simon Cowell wants Cheryl Cole to dump Derek Hough Read more: Go Camping for 95p! Vouchers collectable in the Daily and Sunday Mirror until 11th August . Click here for more information

Simon Cowell wants Cheryl Cole to waltz away from her dancer boyfriend Derek Hough - for the sake of her career.

The TV mogul told Derek, 25, the Girls Aloud singer needs to focus on her work and that she would be better off single, it has been claimed.

Simon, 50, made his feelings clear to Derek in a man-to-man chat over dinner at his London mansion recently.

A close friend of Derek's told the Mirror last night: "Derek said Simon was friendly enough, but just very firmly told him exactly what he thought.

"During the dinner Simon told Derek, 'It's nothing personal, I just don't think Cheryl should be spending so much time with you so soon after her marriage breakup'.

After the dinner Derek said to me: 'I just could not thaw him out. He is just so firm about where he stands'."

Simon became Cheryl's career mentor after he hand-picked the 27-year-old Geordie beauty to replace Sharon Osbourne as a judge on the fifth series of X Factor in 2008. He has also supported her following the break-up of her marriage to cheating soccer star Ashley Cole.

"Derek told me Cheryl respects Simon more than anyone else and she knows it is down to him that she is where she is today," claimed the friend.

"She thinks he is wise and emotionally intelligent, which is why Derek is so scared that Simon's opinion could hurt them in the long run.

"Simon told Derek he didn't want to be mean to him, but he just wanted to make sure he did everything in his power to safeguard her happiness and career." The dinner took place in London last month, after Cheryl was struck down with malaria after being bitten by a mosquito on a safari holiday with Derek.

When Derek was invited to dine at Simon's home, he thought it meant the X Factor boss was giving his blessing to his relationship with Cheryl.

But Derek's friend revealed: "Almost as soon as he arrived Simon made it very clear what his true feelings were.

"Instead of being happy for them, he told Derek he thinks right now Cheryl should be single. He noted that she would never have got malaria if she hadn't gone off to Tanzania with Derek.

"Simon thinks she needs a more stable routine. He also pointed out to Derek that Cheryl is reluctant to give up the name Cole - in his opinion this speaks volumes about where she is emotionally.

"He went on to warn Derek of encouraging Cheryl to jump into a rebound relationship and said Cheryl should be concentrating on her career because the next few choices she makes are critical. Simon knows Ashley held Cheryl back.

"What hurts Derek so much is that he knows he is It's nothing like Ashley and he's willing to do everything and more to support Cheryl."

Simon may have reservations about Derek's relationship with Cheryl, but the rest of their friends and family seem thrilled.

"Apart from Simon, everything else is golden right now for them," added the source.

"They are spending every minute of the day together at the moment and loving doing simple things like playing Rock Band and painting.

"They are just so happy. Cheryl has been getting to know his family over Skype and her mum Joan loves him. And unlike Simon, Amanda Holden thinks they are great with each other."

The couple recently had a night out with Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The source continued: "Amanda could see that Cheryl is calling the shots and is more content than ever before.

"Cheryl knows Simon is just looking out for her, but I think both she and Derek wish he would just realise they are very much in love and committed to building a life together."

nothing A spokesman for Simon Cowell told the Mirror last night: "Simon is very happy with anybody that will make Cheryl happy.

"Simon only cares about her health.

"He wouldn't dream of telling anyone what to do in their private relationships.

"He just wants her to be happy and healthy, and that's all that matters.

"There is absolutely no way Simon would be advising her and him about her private life. He was worried about her health and is very relieved she seems to be well again."

Taylor Lautner and Lily Collins On Set of 'Abduction'

Taylor Lautner and Lily Collins

Aceshowbiz :    The production of "Abduction" has taken place at the PNC Baseball Park on August 22 and pictures from the set have emerged. In some of the photos taken from wide range, Taylor Lautner is seen having discussion with the film's crew around the stadium.

Angela, who shared the pictures to Before the Trailer, says that they were filming scenes for the movie during an actual game. Few days later, on August 26, she met another "Abduction" star Lily Collins at the same location.

It is reported that the drama thriller is still shooting at the PNC BaseballPark on Sunday, August 29. A source tells the site that the production set at the outdoor venue will last until September 1.

"Abduction" follows Taylor Lautner's character as he discovers the parents that raised him aren't his. When he reaches out to the real ones, he and his girlfriend (Lily Collins) are forced to run for their lives. The film is said to see chain of violent events and enter "The Bourne Identity" territory.

John Singleton directs the action thriller with the script provided by Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Shawn Christensen. Beside tacking the lead role, Lautner also produces along with Doug Davison, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Roy Lee and Lee Stollman. The movie is tentatively set for 2011 release.

Mel B's Husband: Our Marriage Is Over

Melanie Brown and Stephen Belafonte

Aceshowbiz :    Melanie Brown's producer husband Stephen Belafonte claimed his marriage to the Spice Girls star is over. During a recent interview with Britain's Sunday Mirror, Belafonte confessed, "Dude, it's over. Mel's coming back to the U.K. soon but I won't be coming with her."

"There's been problems lately. I don't know what's happening," Belafonte added. The site further reported that the producer has talked to lawyers in Los Angeles about a divorce from Brown. The singer, in the meantime, hasn't given any comment about the claim yet. She also didn't mention about the matter on her Twitter page.

Adding to the separation claim, a friend of Brown told the site, "They've not been happy for a long time and there's been rowing. Mel's been talking about getting out. They're still talking to see if things can be worked out. But she's making plans to come back to the U.K. on a more permanent basis. Stephen hasn't been mentioned as joining her and has been consulting lawyers."

As for the reason behind the alleged split, the pal revealed, "Part of the problem is jealousy. They are both livid when the other one gets attention for another person. They constantly want to know where the other one is... it's been an ongoing problem right from the start."

Melanie Brown and Stephen Belafonte
After dating for almost four months, Melanie Brown and Stephen Belafonte quietly tied the knot in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 6, 2007. Brown has two children, Phoenix, with first husband Jimmy Gulzar, and Angel from her previous relationship with Eddie Murphy.

Rihanna To Release 'Cheers' Instead of 'Only Girl'

Aceshowbiz :    While media has been hyping "Only Girl" as the first offering from Rihanna's upcoming album, new report has just arrived, claiming it's a song called "Cheers" which will be the lead single.

Perez Hilton who first spread the rumor said the song contains upbeat tune just like the rumored description of "Only Girl". It's unclear whether "Only Girl" and "Cheers" are two different songs or they're just the same song with a name change.

Z100 Radio DJ Sharon Dastur has got the first listen to the latter song and she had this to say as quoted by Blazing Swarm, "What I heard blew me away: It's upbeat, happy party music. I think on her last [album], listeners liked the darker stuff, but they didn't love it. This is a return to the fun stuff."

Rihanna herself said nothing about the rumor on Twitter. Instead, she tweeted a picture of herself with a new hair-do.

"HAWAII...Hawaii...hawaii......who wouldn't want to work here for 2 weeks," the songstress wrote. She reportedly stays in the island to shoot her new movie "Battleship" but there is also a word that she might shoot a music video there.

Fans Gather to Celebrate Michael Jackson's 52nd Birthday

Aceshowbiz :    Sunday, August 29 marked Michael Jackson's 52nd birthday. And although the King of Pop had passed away on June 25, 2009, his devotees have proven that they haven't forgotten the super star.

During the special day, fans gathered and paid tribute at the star's grave site at Forest Lawn in Glendale, California. On the memorial parks, Michael's fans laid various bucket of flowers, including red roses, sunflowers and daisies, and also best wishes they penned for the late star.

One fan paid homage to Michael by putting the "Smooth Criminal" singer's photo in a big yellow board with a message read, "I love you Michael. Sending kisses to you up above."

Many of other Michael's fans also celebrated the birthday outside the singer's childhood home in Gary, Indiana. Gary Mayor Rudy Clay also took part at the celebration, telling crowds "The passing of our favorite son, Michael Jackson, is still fresh in our hearts.

A year later, on the day before his birthday, we honor his memory as a great and giving person and as the world's greatest entertainer."

Meanwhile, a day earlier, more than 1,257 people gathered in front of the Riverside County Courthouse to set a record for the most people dancing to Michael's "Thriller", My Desert reported.

However, the mass dance still couldn't fight off West Bend, Wisconsin's national record with 1,820 spectators. Mexico City, in the meantime, holds the world record with more than 15,000 dancers in August 2009.

Confirmed: Beyonce Knowles Hooks Up With Ne-Yo For New Album

Beyonce and Ne-yo

Aceshowbiz :    It seems that Beyonce Knowles is ready to get back to work after taking a break for a while following the completion of her lengthy I Am...Tour. The wife of Hip-Hop Cash King Jay-Z will be hitting the studio with Ne-Yo.

It was Ne-Yo himself who broke the news. On Twitter, the R&B singer/songwriter wrote that beside having a session with Beyonce, he has also worked with Mary J. Blige. He posted on August 29, "Mornin' NY!!! Studio with Mary J Blige last night, Beyonce tonight. I LOVE MY JOB!!!Shout out Jerry Wonder!!"

Other info about the follow-up to 2008 "I Am...Sasha Fierce" remains under wraps. One thing for sure, Beyonce will ditch her alter ego Sasha Fierce in the not-yet-titled album. "Sasha Fierce is done.

I killed her," she told Allure magazine earlier this year. "I don't need Sasha Fierce anymore, because I've grown and now I'm able to merge the two."

In another news, Beyonce Knowles made a surprise performance at the 7th Annual Rock the Bells Festival on Governors Island in New York. She joined Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Chris Rock, John Legend and Lauryn Hill for a rendition of "To Zion" at the August 28 gig.

Brooke Shields Broke Her Hand During 'Leap of Faith' Rehearsal

Brooke Shields

Aceshowbiz :    Actress Brooke Shields is nursing a broken hand after injuring herself while preparing to star in a new play.

The "Blue Lagoon" star has been sporting a cast over her wrist and last two fingers after slipping while rehearsing for her part in an upcoming Los Angeles stage show.

Shields' spokesperson tells, "Brooke broke her hand during rehearsal for the musical "Leap of Faith". The cast will be off before previews on September 11.

It was a minor break and did not affect the production schedule." Opening night for the production, an adaptation of Steve Martin's movie "Leap of Faith", is scheduled to take place on October 3 at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Brooke Shields plays Marva, the small-town woman and single mother who challenges everything he believes in. The other cast are Raul Esparza and Kendra Kassebaum.

Kate Moss Ends Fashion Line Partnership With Topshop

Aceshowbiz :    Supermodel Kate Moss is stepping down from her design position at Topshop after three years creating fashion lines for the British retailer, according to a U.K. report.

The Brit beauty has pulled in a reported $4.5 million for her best-selling clothing ranges but has decided to end her partnership with the chain's boss, Sir Philip Green.

Fashion tycoon Green has dismissed reports the split was sparked by a feud with the model, insisting Moss will leave the brand to pursue other projects. Green says, "There have been no dramas and we don't need a new muse. There is only one Kate and we are not looking for a replacement."

"Kate has done 14 collections with us. It has been fantastic for us and fantastic for her, but they take more and more time and she cannot do this full-time any more because she has other commitments." Meanwhile, fashion insiders claim the move comes after disappointing sales of Moss' latest creations.

A source tells Britain's Sunday Times, "Kate Moss' range has not been selling at the same rate that it was and was in danger of running out of steam. At one point, she was doing six collections a year but they cut it back to two a year because they could not sustain it and that is when it started to falter." The 36 year old will unveil her 14th and final collection for Topshop in October. 

Hayden Panettiere Followed Up Birthday Party With Dinner Without Her Boyfriend

Hayden Panettiere
Aceshowbiz : Hayden Panettiere celebrated her 21st birthday all over again on Friday, August 27 partying with pals in New York.

The actress reached the milestone on August 21 and marked the occasion with a spectacular bash on the Detroit, Michigan set of her new movie "Scream 4" complete with fireworks and a three-foot dolphin birthday cake.

But Panettiere wasn't satisfied with the festivities and jetted back to her native New York this weekend so she could enjoy a more low-key birthday bash with old friends.

The star was spotted feasting on tacos and burritos and downing cheap cocktails and shots with eight pals at Mexican restaurant Blockheads in Manhattan on Friday night.

A fellow diner tells WENN, "It wasn't a very showbizzy gathering and Blockheads isn't exactly a celebrity hang-out. But Hayden looked like she was having a great time. The party was pretty rowdy, with lots of laughing and joking.

But nobody minded. She was even treated to a rendition of Happy Birthday by all the waiters, who brought her out some cake. Everyone in the restaurant joined in."

There was one conspicuous absentee - Panettiere's giant boxer beau Wladimir Klitschko. The onlooker adds, "She did look like she was missing her boyfriend. She was on her iPhone every five minutes, checking for messages from him."

Beyonce, Jay-Z, Alicia and Swizz Beatz: Concert Couples

Making for quite the sight to be seen, a group of music legends gathered together to take in a concert in New York City on Saturday (August 28).

Beyonce, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beats joined Mary J Blige and Chris Rock to watch 90's music icon Lauryn Hill at the 2010 Rock The Bells concert.

An onlooker tells, "Alicia looked very pregnant as she bopped to the music while Swizz Beats held her around her waist. Jay-Z and Beyonce clapped and sang along but did not stand as close to each other."

The insider continues, Mary J Blige was with her husband and kneeled on the ground to get a closer look at the singer. Comedian Chris Rock had a weird look on his face during the entire performance and Jay-Z at times put his arm on his shoulder to take it all in."

Giving her celeb-packed audience a good laugh, Miss Hill made time to bring all of her children on stage before saying, "Now you know why I've been gone for so long."


Jewel Kilcher Sings During In Memoriam Tribute At Emmy Awards

Jewel Kilcher
Aceshowbiz : Jewel Kilcher led a touching in memoriam tribute at the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, August 29 night, playing an unrecorded song she wrote for a close friend who recently died of cancer.

The singer took to the stage for an acoustic version of "The Shape of You" as a montage of tributes to stars who recently passed away played in the background.

Beloved stars Jimmy Dean, Gary Coleman, Rue McClanahan, Dixie Carter, Lynn Redgrave, Lena Horne and Dennis Hopper were among those included in the Emmy in memoriam segment.

Jewel revealed the song's personal nature during the Emmy pre-show, confessing it would be difficult for her to sing live: "It's a song I wrote for a friend that passed away.

It's a personal song and it's not recorded... Hopefully it will have a lot of heart and hopefully people enjoy it. I'm really happy to be able to sing for people who lost a love one. It's a hard song for me to sing."

Jimmy Fallon Sings As Elton John, Boyz II Men and Green Day

Jimmy Fallon
Aceshowbiz : After rocking the stage with his star-studded crew for the opening number of the 62nd Annual Emmy Awards, Jimmy Fallon once again took the mic.

This time around, the host dedicated his performance to "three shows we lost this year." First, the comedian was dressed as Elton John, wearing flowery outfit and delivering his own version of "Candle in the Wind" behind a pink grand piano in a bid to say goodbye to Kiefer Sutherland-starring TV series "24".

He sang, "Goodbye '24'/ Though I never watched you on TV/ I missed one episode/ Had to buy the DVDs." Next, Fallon channeled a member of Boyz II Men. He changed the lyrics of "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" as a salute to "Law & Order" which comes to an end this year after 10 years airing.

"How do I say goodbye, 'Law & Order'?/ The good crimes, that changing cast/ I thought we'd get to season 21, but now that sound has gone away," he crooned.

The last musical tribute saw Fallon performing as Green Day's Billy Joe Armstrong. He brought a guitar and rocked the event with "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)". "The island it was mythical, but in the end they died/ I didn't understand it, but I tried," he sang as a nod to "Lost".

Watch Video of Jimmy Fallon's Performance below:


VIDEO: Sandra Bullock Opened Clinic in New Orleans

Aceshowbiz :    Sandra Bullock has marked the fifth anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina disaster by helping to open a free medical and dental clinic at a local high school in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Oscar winner joined politicians, educators and school supporters for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Warren Easton Charter High School on Sunday, August 29.

The free, full-service medical and dental clinic is scheduled to open this autumn. Her appearance coincided with the fifth anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, which devastated the coastal regions of Louisiana and Mississippi in 2005.

Bullock previously donated money to help restore Easton, the city's oldest public high school, which was flooded with nine feet (2.7 metres) of water when the storm hit land. 


Carmelo Anthony's Twitter Account Hacked Over The Weekend

Dimewars :    Carmelo Anthony was the latest celebrity to have his Twitter account hacked. On Sunday morning, Carmelo Anthony used Twitter to inform his fans that his account was hacked.

Carmelo Tweeted, "Im back on! My account was hacked.Thanks twitter for getting me str8. Jst finished my first movie in China now im headed back to the States"

Earlier, we reported that "this Sunday morning at 3 a.m., Kat Stacks sent a racy tweet to Carmelo Anthony who recently married LaLa Vasquez. Vasquez then responded with a threat to Kat Stacks.

Carmelo Anthony then offered $5,000 to anyone who would “slap the sh*t” out of “pigeon faced” Kat Stacks. Carmelo also posted a picture of the money via Twitter." It seems that Carmelo Anthony was the victim of poor security systems on twitter.

Paris Hilton's Boyfriend: The Post-Arrest Fallout

Just days removed from their recent Sin City arrest, reports tell that Paris Hilton's boyfriend Cy Waits has had quite the career fallout since the incident.

As previously reported by GossipCenter, the hotel heiress was charged for cocaine possession while Waits got nabbed for a non-alcohol related DUI in Las Vegas on Friday night (August 27).

The incident took place just outside of the luxurious Wynn Resort - where Waits was just promoted to a high-level position. Now, he'll be working there no more.

According to E! News, Cy was "fired from his position as head of nightclub operations for Wynn and Encore properties" due to a strict policy in place. Another E! insider tells, "Wynn has a zero-tolerance policy with their club execs when it comes to brushes with the law."

Meanwhile, both Paris and her man are awaiting court hearings, for which they've lawyered-up with well-known defense attorneys.


Julia Andrews Denies Asking for Fee Over Tribute

Aceshowbiz :    A spokesperson for Dame Julie Andrews has dismissed reports the veteran actress demanded a staggering fee to take part in a BBC tribute show on her 75th birthday.

The "Sound of Music" star will hit the milestone in October and was due to celebrate her career by appearing on a U.K. TV special alongside several of her former colleagues.

Producers were said to have expected Andrews to participate for free and negotiations allegedly halted after she asked to be paid. But her publicist has shrugged off the rumors, insisting Andrews did not ask for a pay cheque.

He tells Britain's Sunday Telegraph, "We have heard rumblings of the desire to do a tribute. There have been no direct conversations about it. As such, no fee was ever requested. Whoever 'told' you that a big fee was demanded is being untruthful." The publication reports that the Andrews tribute is unlikely to go ahead.

George Clooney Brings Comedy to Acceptance Speech At Emmy Awards

George Clooney

Aceshowbiz :    The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards has honored George Clooney with the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award for "determined commitment and efforts to increase awareness of human rights issues and spark constructive response to international crises," according to an official press release.

And instead of making a serious speech, the actor accepted the honor with a humor. "I have offered to go to south Sudan and have a wardrobe malfunction. But it was pointed out to me that I'm 49, and the consensus was that it would just be upsetting.

And kind of sad," Clooney cracked as quoted by the The Huffington Post. "When the disaster happens, everybody wants to help, everybody in this room wants to help, everybody at home wants to help."

"The hard part is seven months later, five years later, when we're on to a new story. Honestly, we fail at that, most of the time. That's the facts. I fail at that," Clooney added.

"So here's hoping that some very bright person right here in the room or at home watching can help find a way to keep the spotlight burning on these heartbreaking situations that continue to be heartbreaking long after the cameras go away. That would be an impressive accomplishment. Thank you."

George Clooney has organized a telethon for victims of the Haitian earthquake and founded a charity for the Darfur genocide along with Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Jerry Weintraub. The "Ocean's Twelve" actor is the fourth recipient of the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award with past winners being Oprah Winfrey, Bill Cosby and Danny Thomas.

Paula Abdul Desperate To Get Her Job Back on American Idol

Paula Abdul

Dimewars :    Paula Abdul, is desperately needed back at her old job, and fans who, after seven years, have gotten used to her easy-going style of critique want to see her back on the show.

News of Paula Abdul fans requesting her return to the show reached the ears of the former pop singer/dancer and she almost blushed:

“I’m very grateful,” she said. “I have tremendous gratitude that people want to see me on television and that people miss me on Idol. That leaves me speechless. It really does. I’ll always be a fan of the show. I had an amazing time.

To be part of something from the very beginning that grew into such a worldwide phenomenon is really awe-inspiring. It’s going to go down in history. It’s always wonderful to be part of something that’s larger than you could have ever imagined. People grow with time and you can always expect change. I’m forever a fan of the show and I’ll always watch.”

Ouch! That sounds like an ex-girlfriend who wants to be nice about saying... it'll never happen again, buddy!

Paris Hilton Thanks Fans For "The Love" After Drug Bust

UsMagazine :    Paris Hilton -- who was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony cocaine possession in Las Vegas -- is thanking fans for standing by her.

"I'm so thankful to all my fans for all the love and support you are giving me," she Twittered Sunday. "Thank you all. Love you so much. Love Paris xoxo"

George Clooney Nervous About Sex Scenes In New Movie

George Clooney

Aceshowbiz :    George Clooney felt nervous filming sex scenes for his new movie "The American" because he isn't "that experienced" when it comes to stripping off onscreen, according to his co-star Violante Placido.

The actress plays Clooney's love interest in the film, which tells the story of an assassin who takes a break from hitman duties to spend time in a quiet Italian village.

The pair plays lovers in the picture, and Placido admits her co-star felt apprehensive about shooting the saucy bedroom scenes.

She tells, "He confessed... that he didn't do lots of sex scenes. I felt like this was in a way something new to him, he wasn't that experienced.

We had to find a way to make it natural and let your body speak somehow. We were very open to one another to try and make it work. We just said 'Let's trust each other' and we did. I felt like we had to let ourselves go. It had to look real."

Taio Cruz Tops U.K. Singles Chart

Aceshowbiz :    R&B sensation Taio Cruz has stormed to the top of the U.K. singles chart with his new track "Dynamite".

The "Break Your Heart" hitmaker knocked "Green Light" by Roll Deep to fourth place, while Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie", featuring Rihanna, remained at two.

"Club Can't Handle Me", Flo Rida's collaboration with French DJ David Guetta, stayed at three as Katy B's "Katy on a Mission" debuted at five.

In the British album charts, Eminem climbed one place to reclaim the top spot with "Recover", while Plan B's "The Defamation of Strickland Banks" was at two. Former number one "The Final Frontier", from Iron Maiden, dropped to three.

The Emmy nominee jokes that playing villianous Patty Hewes is no problem for her!

Patty Hewes
Hollywoodlife :    The Emmy nominee jokes that playing villianous Patty Hewes is no problem for her!
Glenn Close has taken home the Emmy award for the past two years playing scheming and muderous lawyer Patty Hewes on Damages and now we know why — she says she’s just like her! Glenn joked when asked about playing such a morally ambiguous character, “This is the act, I really am evil.” Uh-oh!

Even if Glenn does not take home the award this year, she can feel good that her almost canceled show was picked up again at the lasts econd. Now she has even more time to hone her eveil skills!

‘American Idol’ Responds After ‘X Factor’ Scandal

Simon Cowell
Nytimes :    No sooner has Simon Cowell, below, departed from “American Idol” than the reality series has started to distance itself from that acid-tongued former judge, as his British series “The X Factor” finds itself embroiled in scandal.

Producers of Fox’s “American Idol” said in a statement reported by The Associated Press that they do not use pitch-correcting technology to tweak the singing voices of their show’s contestants.

The statement appeared to be a pre-emptive measure at a time when “The X Factor” is being assailed for misrepresenting the abilities of its contenders.

Producers of “The X Factor,” which Mr. Cowell created and plans to bring to American television next year, have acknowledged that they used the pitch-correcting program Auto-Tune to correct the voices of some singers on the show, though they said it was to compensate for the different microphones used during their performances.

In their statement, the “American Idol” producers wrote, “We have never, nor would we ever, use Auto-Tuning during the ‘American Idol’ competition.”

EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: Rihanna Posts Picture of Her Burnt Forehead

This is the picture of Rihanna's burnt forehead posted on Twitter
 Aceshowbiz :    Rihanna has become a victim of beauty. On Sunday, August 29, the 22-year-old beauty accidentally burnt her forehead with her new curling iron and posted the image of the wound she got from the iron on her Twitter page.

In the posted picture, Rihanna, in her bright red hair, is seen showing the top of her head with the burn mark on her forehead. Laughing off the singe, the "Russian Roulette" singer wrote, "New hair... new curling iron BURN... damn 5head (sic) always in the way."

Two days before sharing about the beauty accident, Rihanna announced on the micro blogging site that she has officially taken over her Twitter account so she is the one who would directly tweet, not her label anymore. On Friday, she wrote, "So now that i finally took over my Twitter page no more corny label tweets... lol! whaaasssuupppp ppl!!!!!"

Rihanna is currently in Hawaii for another show of hers. On her Twitterpost, she shared a picture of her standing on a balcony with a great view of the Hawaiian beach. She wrote "HAWAII... Hawaii... hawaii... who wouldn't want to work here for 2 weeks." 

Nicole by OPI

I'm having a little 'does not compute' moment and wondering how on earth I've missed that Nicole by OPI (the more budget friendly OPI little sister) is in Boots. Not sure how this one passed me by - for all I know it's been there for years. But, on an internet trawl for new and exciting beauty things, I found the Nicole by OPI Gossip Girl collection (USA only presently) - see above - and kinda liked it a lot. Has anyone else used Nicole? I'd love to know how it shapes up in comparison to grown-up OPI because at £6.95 a pot, it's a lot more budget friendly.

Chanel SoHo Limited Edition

To celebrate the opening of an envelope, uh no, sorry, the re-opening of the New York SoHo store in Spring St, Peter Phillips has flicked his magic make up wand and created the limited edition SoHo Collection. The stand outs are the nail colours, Steel (grey) and Strong (purple metal), and the SoHo de Chanel face palette. It’s one of those palettes that you’re never sure quite what to do with but want it nonetheless! I don’t know if it will be available in the UK – not sure why it would be – but if you’re heading NY way, it’s a stop-off not to be missed.


Minggu, 29 Agustus 2010

Minka Kelly Leaves The Hair Salon

Minka Kelly was spotted leaving the hair salon yesterday afternoon. Doesn't her hair look great? (And I'm loving that blouse.) She's ready for the Emmy parties that I'm sure happened last night and will happen tonight, too :)

I haven't heard much about her and New York Yankees' player Derek Jeter lately; maybe they've gone their separate ways. They stayed pretty much under-the-radar.

But Minka is staying busy; she has two completed projects, 'Searching for Sonny' and 'The Roommate,' and one project in development, 'True Love.'  (imnotobsessed)

Photos by FAME

Jessica Alba Takes Honor Out For Breakfast

Here's one of my favorite mother-daughter duos: Jessica Alba and Honor :) Jessica took a break from all the photoshoots she's been doing to take her daughter out for breakfast.

Something tells me we're going to be seeing and hearing a lot of Jessica over the next few months between 'Machete,' which will be released in early September, and 'Little Fockers,' which is scheduled to be released in December.

We're going to get to see Jessica's versatility as an actress, too: those are very different movies. Are you looking forward to seeing her in either/both movies? (imnotobsessed)

Photos by FAME

Snooki And 'Jersey Shore' Girls Party Hard Despite Lawsuit

Here's Snooki, J-Woww, and Deena Cortese enjoy some mid-afternoon drinks with their bodyguard (that's the guy in the black shirt). It looks like they got bored drinking out of glasses (or pretty drunk) and started drinking them off of J-Woww (take a look at some of the pictures below). Goodness!

They don't seem at all worried about the lawsuit that was filed against them (and the rest of the 'Jersey Shore' cast) by a woman who's suing them for assault, according to Radar Online.
The claimant, who filed her suit using her initials J.P., says that four security guards employed by the show threw her to the ground following a heated argument with Snooki.
J.P.'s attorney Eugene Lavernge of New Jersey says her chin was cut and she now has a scar from the incident, reported
The incident occurred last September, the same night Ronnie knocked a man unconscious. That man, Stephen Ortiz, is suing MTV and the show's producers.
Something tells me they're making so much money, these type of lawsuits are worth the risk. It will be really unfortunate if someone gets seriously injured, though. (imnotobsessed)

Photos by FAME

Breaking News - 31 Village Entrance Sinabung Danger Zone

Breaking News

31 Village Entrance Sinabung Danger Zone

Seconds of the eruption of Mount Sinabung, Sunday (08/29/2010) at 00:15 pm. Looks hot lava slide from the top of the mountain with a fire still burning. (TRIBUN MEDAN/DEDY SINUHAJI)
Kabanjahe, - Sinabung in Tanah Karo, North Sumatra, on Monday (8/30/2010) early morning in stable condition. However, 31 villages are in danger zone because it is located near the center of the eruption.
"Based on the detection of volcanology team seismographs installed in the Lord of Uruk, Village Bekerah, Sinabung activity is still in stable condition," said team member of Volcanology and Chief Department of Mines and Energy Government of Karo Regency, Hendri Ginting, in the main post disaster management, Kabanjahe, Sunday , (29/08/2010).
However Pemkab Tanah karo urge all citizens who live in the area around the mountain remain in refugee camps. "We're not taking any chances," he said.
A total of 31 villages of four districts in Karo regency was in the danger zone Sinabung eruption. According to data listed in the main post disaster, 12 villages of them are in standby status first because the distance of about 6 km from Sinabung.
Until this story down the number of refugees reached 21 054 inhabitants. "The number is likely to increase if the situation gets worse," said Head of Public Relations Karo Tarigan Jhonson.
Total aid to the refugees come from various circles of society. Help in the form of mineral water, blankets and other basic needs. Central Government through the Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare Agung Laksono who come to the main post disaster relief assistance worth USD 500 million.
"With a record USD 300 million for the Provincial Government of North Sumatra and Rp 200 million to Karo Regency in order to cope with disasters and the needs of refugees. We still expect the participation of all elements of society to provide assistance," Jhonson said.

Sinabung in 1987
Location map Northern Sumatra Indonesia

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