Sunday, January 31, 2010

Rihanna WOWs at 2010 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party





The CEO of Sony Music, Mr. Clive Davis, threw his annual pre-Grammy bash on January 30th in Beverly Hills. Hundred of stars filled the red carpet, showing off their elegant attire and incredible bling, but it was 2-time 2010 Grammy nominee Rihanna who stole the show.

As with her appearance 2 years prior (Rihanna withdrew from the 2009 Grammy Awards due to a earlier physical altercation with then-boyfriend Chris Brown), Rihanna donned a new short hairdo: a largely curled, upwards mohawk that resembled a closed hibiscus flower in style. According to JustJared.com, the Grammy-winner wore a black, pink and light blue, elliptic Viktor & Rolf gown accented with a pair of pink Christian Louboutin heels** (made famous by a new Jennifer Lopez single).

According to press photos, the Barbadian-born star mingled with the likes of Katy Perry, Fergie, Taylor Swift, Ciara and Usher, and reportedly attended the event without a "plus one."

*Note(s):
**1) http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/01/31/rihanna-clive-davis-grammys-party/
***2) Photo 1: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/rihanna-clive/rihanna-clive-davis-grammys-party-02.jpg
***3) Photo 2: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/rihanna-clive/rihanna-clive-davis-grammys-party-19.jpg
***4) Photo 3: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/rihanna-clive/rihanna-clive-davis-grammys-party-19.jpg
***5) Photo 4: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/rihanna-clive/rihanna-clive-davis-grammys-party-20.jpg

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Conan O'Brien pilot on NBC?


Fans across American airwaves are doubting NBC's incentives as it was announced today that the network will pilot a new series created by Conaco, Conan O'Brien's production company (January 28).

According to JustJared and Deadline.com, the pilot of Justice will feature a former Supreme Court judge in hopes of becoming an entrepreneur and starting his own law firm.

O'Brien and his reps say that the new show has nothing to do with O'Brien's departure from "The Tonight Show" and that it was still in question whether the show would get picked up by NBC or any other network.**

*Note(s):
**1) http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/01/27/nbc-picks-up-conan-obrien-pilot/
***2) Photo: http://cinematicpassions.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/0000035599_20061031164005.jpg

Jennifer Lopez is "Everybody's Girl"

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The Revolution that is The Apple iPad

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Justin Robinson: "The Puppet With No Twitter"

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The man behind the puppet and camera is aspiring graphic designer Justin Robinson. He is not a household name, but many may know him from a YouTube enactment of "MySpace With You," a MySpace "spoof-ballad," which he and a friend decided to re-spoof (Click here to see the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdqgI_m8aAs).

With an interest in technology at a tender age, Robinson spends most of his time studying and perfecting advanced programs, such as Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver. He, using a friend's computer, completed this project a few months prior: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScdzfehW868. Robinson is also, as you can see above, great with captivating an audience.

Due to financial setbacks, Robinson did not complete his 4 years at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, but is looking to enroll in technology programs closer to his native town of Philadelphia.

To keep it simple, the artist is looking for an outlet and if you browse through his YouTube videos, you can see that is very talented and well-deserving.

If you are interested in seeing more of Robinson's work, and/or wish to keep in contact, you may do so via one of his many outlets: http://facebook.com/jaerok, http://twitter.com/Cool3stNERD, http://twitter.com/TECHnormous, or http://youtube.com/justin19143. You may also visit his blog at http://TECHnormous.blogspot.com.

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In the first video, Robinson informs viewers of a possible accessory for the Tmobile G1. The following is in response to Natalie Tran's "Hardcore Nicknames" video. You may view her channel at http://youtube.com/communitychannel. By the way, this video received over 800 views and all he did was tweak the camera and speak. ...Show him support, guys!!

"Avatar": Become a Na'vi

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Scarlett Johansson: Mango Spring/Summer 2010 Campaign






Scarlett Johansson's portrayal of Mary Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl does not do her justice. Besides her fine acting, Johansson's sex appeal is downsized by Natalie Portman's Anne Boleyn and her character, itself, is "the fairer of the two." Spanish fashion brand Mango, however, saw the distinct sex appeal that exudes from the actress and asked her for a 3rd time to feature in their seasonal campaign (January 26).

Of her work with the fashion line, Johansson said: "I love working with MANGO. ...The photographer, Mario Sorrenti, makes me feel very comfortable: the sessions are great fun."**

The critically acclaimed actress replaced Penelope Cruz three seasons ago and hopes to continue working with the Spanish-based company. **

*Note(s):
**1) http://stylenews.peoplestylewatch.com/2010/01/26/scarlett-johanssons-sexy-springsummer-2010-mango-ads-revealed/
***2) http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/01/26/scarlett-johansson-is-mango-sexy/
***3) Photo 1: http://static.entertainmentwise.com/photos/Image/scarlettjo1.jpg
***4) Photo 2: http://static.entertainmentwise.com/gallery/2625811_scarlettjo3.jpg

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Do you have a "Psycho Girlfriend"??

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Ke$ha: Rihanna is "Perfect"


Newly crowned champ of most downloaded units in a day, Ke$ha, attended the NRJ Awards in Cannes, France (January 23).

The songstress looked glamorously retro, donning a glittery, black zippered jacket over 2 black and white ripped tanks, black tights, and a pair of gorgeous black heels: opened toes, zippered and plain on one side, with strips that revealed some skin on the other.

Although Ke$ha is more than convincing, she knew that all eyes were on Rihanna at the event, who donned a lace and shimmering Jean Paul Gaultier gown. Of the Grammy-winner, Ke$ha tweeted: “Rihanna is my new crush. Jeeez she’s perfect.”**

*Note(s):
**1) http://twitter.com/keshasuxx
***2) http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/01/25/keha-rihanna-is-my-new-crush/
***3) Photo: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/kesha-nrj/kesha-sebert-nrj-awards-nice-airport-07.jpg

Cool3 Valentine

It's not as easy as Beyoncé says
"Those walls I built"
did come tumbling down
but not as easily.
Me: beaten, battered and bruised
in every sense of the term
and I brought it all to you....
I didn't know how to handle it
You ignored it
grew with it
later detested it
And I was gone....

4 weeks of growing loneliness
in every sense of the term
I grew without you
I grew without me
And became a new me.
I was happy
lowered bait
And you came back.
I was sick
you fed me
And I grew back.

You shook more sense into my head than
a psychologist could
And ya did it without pay
which is always really good.
I struggled
You fought
I lost lives
You gave more
And I came of age.
...Scratch that.
Am coming of age 'cause
there's still a ways to go.

I'm open
growing more
you love it
and I do too.
I love you
and that's been there
has been there
and always will be there.

You've become that "Haitian prince" with
a weird haircut
that matches mine.
We can grow our hair together and hopefully
our kids will be fatter than us....

Te amo, baby :D

"Avatar" is named The Top-Grossing Film of All Time


Critics of the widely promoted and current box office champ "Avatar" dropped their jaws as the film, in 6 weeks, demolished a record previously held by its own director, James Cameron (January 26).


As of Sunday, the anticipated Oscar contender fell $2 million behind "Titanic's" blockbuster record, $1.843 billion, held since 1997.** Worldwide ticket sales from Monday later blew "Titanic's" record out of the water, making its overall sales $1.844 billion-plus. This feat makes "Avatar" the top-grossing film of all time.

It is reported that James Cameron is one of few directors to hold two of the top-grossing films in recorded history.

However, for Cameron to top "Gone With the Wind" ---the number one movie of all time in all other accounts---his blockbuster film would have to make an estimated $6 billion,*** equivalent to the front-runner's $400 million made between 1939 and 1940.

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*Note(s):
**1) http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ct-box-office25-2010jan25,0,1215314.story
***2) http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/01/26/earlyshow/leisure/boxoffice/main6142354.shtml
***3) Photo: http://vinyarb.com/joomla/images/stories/avatar_james_cameron.jpg

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Rihanna thrills at NRJ Awards



Rising superstar. Fashion icon. Trendsetter of the Decade. The previously mentioned are all names given to Rihanna by her peers and she certainly fulfilled such accolades at the 2010 NRJ Awards in Cannes, France (January 23).

The songstress graced the red carpet in a white and shimmering lace Jean Paul Gaultier gown with heels that barely any woman could walk in.**

The Grammy-winner performed "Russian Roulette" before a live band with fire and smoke effects upon the stage. A standing ovation awaited her at the end of the firey performance.

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(My apologies for the quality of the video. None of the recordings of this performance were synchronized.)

*Note(s):
**1) http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/01/23/rihanna-is-nrj-awards-amazing/
***2) Photo 1: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/rihanna-nrj/rihanna-nrj-awards-01.jpg
***3) Photo 2: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/rihanna-nrj/rihanna-nrj-awards-04.jpg

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Beyoncé and Chris Martin perform Haiti's "Halo"

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This one-of-a-kind Beyoncé/Martin duet was one of many performances at the "Hope For Haiti Now: A Global Benefit For Earthquake Relief" telethon. The event was hosted by George Clooney and featured dozens of celebrities answering calls for donations and performing live for earthquake relief.

Beyoncé and Chris Martin performed in London, as the other host locations for the telethon were in New York and Los Angeles.

The event aired commercial free on most major cable and news networks, and raised over $50 million for the cause.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Beyoncé to join celebrity-filled "Hope for Haiti" telethon









Ten-time 2010 Grammy nominee Beyoncé Knowles has joined the long list of celebrities partaking in the multi-network "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” telethon. The event will be held on Friday, January 22, at 8 p.m. and will air on MTV, BET, VH1, ABC, NBC, CW, Fox, CNN, Comedy Central, Oxygen, National Geographic, E!, Bravo, HBO, TNT, Showtime and other related networks.** The telethon will be hosted by George Clooney and will air commercial free.

Performances throughout the telethon include Beyoncé, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, Bruce Springsteen, Shakira, Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews, Coldplay, Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow, Bono, Edge, and Wyclef Jean.***

All proceeds will go to Haiti relief organizations, including the American Red Cross and Wyclef Jean's Yéle Haiti Foundation.

According to USAToday.com, "All performances will be available for purchase for $.99 per song through the iTunes beginning Saturday, Jan. 23, with all proceeds benefiting Haiti relief funds managed by "Hope for Haiti Now" charities."***

*Note(s):
**1) http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/celebrities/hollywood/beyonce-knowles-singing-for-haiti-214535/
***2) http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2010/01/hope-for-haiti-announces-telethon-performers-/1
****3) Photo 1: http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20100121/capt.e62aaecf721542c7a722248f203b5369.haiti_earthquake_xgb114.jpg?x=400&y=237&q=85&sig=k6G0Agb7KudcudVHVCySYw--
****4) Photo 2: http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20100121/i/r2668058269.jpg?x=400&y=283&q=85&sig=yiIdhxH0MD1vqhOOEtNLAA--
****5) Photo 3: http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20100121/i/r2296660955.jpg?x=400&y=259&q=85&sig=n9nwR64JhLFY1BdXjScisg--
****6) Photo 4: http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20100121/capt.49b4f868d78349d4a80a1d5654c3b6d6.haiti_earthquake_xgb112.jpg?x=400&y=260&q=85&sig=oZzV7z0MJjKWoibi8zAdyg--

Rihanna "Redemption Song" performance on "Oprah"

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Heidi Montag on "Good Morning America": "I'm not addicted!"

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Rihanna's "Redemption Song"

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This is Rihanna's cover of the Bob Marley pop-culture phenom "Redemption Song." She and Grammy-nominated R&B singer Maxwell will perform on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" promote the Haitian relief cause (January 20).

Haitian-born rapper/songwriter Wyclef Jean will also appear on the program and discuss his trip to the ravaged nation and the controversy surrounding his Haitian relief organization, "Yéle Haiti."


*Note(s):
**1) http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/01/20/rihanna-covers-bob-marleys-redemption-song-on-oprah/

Gaga on "Oprah"

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**Note: I apologize for the quality of this video. The owner recorded it from their television set, but I thought this a video that Gaga fans would like to see. The original interview aired on January episode on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wyclef Jean, Rihanna & Maxwell support Haiti cause on "Oprah"

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**Note: This video was taken from RihannaDaily.com, a site created by Rihanna fans. To see the original post, go to http://tinyurl.com/ycsveqe and follow them on twitter: http://twitter.com/RihannaDaily.

Johnny Depp covers February 2010 "GQ"


**Note(s):
***1) Photo: http://i46.tinypic.com/vmx36o.jpg

WATCH Timbaland & Katy Perry in "If We Ever Meet Again" (video)

Leno puts equal blame on O'Brien for NBC Shift


Critics of the Late Night "debacle" on NBC declare that Jay Leno's failure in ratings underlie his switch back to "The Tonight Show" and for Conan O'Brien's $30 million payoff and departure from his 7-month gig. According to Leno, however, O'Brien's ratings were at a record low, suggesting that O'Brien played an equal part in NBC's recent chaos.

Leno cited his feelings on the matter during a recent episode of "The Jay Leno Show," which currently airs at 10 p.m. on NBC. The Late Night veteran said, "You get ratings, they [the network] keep you. I wasn’t getting the ratings, he [O'Brien] wasn’t getting ‘em, that was NBC’s solution.”**

The host said he was not clear on whether he would be hosting "The Tonight Show" or his own show at 11:30, possibly starting next week, but he said to his audience, "We might have an answer for you tomorrow.”**

Of O'Brien, Leno said: "Through all of this, Conan O’Brien has been a gentleman. He’s a good guy. I have no animosity towards him."**

Bill Simmons of ESPN tweeted last week that O'Brien's last night as host of "The Tonight Show" is January 22. The current staff is working relentlessly to book "big guests" for O'Brien, including "Inglourious Basterds" director Quentin Tarantino, whom is scheduled for January 19.***

The Late Night debacle has brought in ratings for both hosts involved, more prevalently for the current "Tonight Show" host. It is reported that O'Brien ratings have risen by 25% in recent weeks. It is O'Brien's hope that he does, indeed, go out with a bang!




*Note(s):
**1) http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/celebrities/hollywood/jay-leno-explains-late-night-debacle-214445/
***2) http://twitter.com/therealbasterds
***3) Photo: http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/zz740b0b87.jpg

Monday, January 18, 2010

Tiger Woods: Relief to Haiti and Return to Golf



A month and a half after a whirlwind sex scandal hit the media with an estimated 14 mistresses involved, golfing great Tiger Woods has checked into a sex rehab program at Pine Grove Behavorial Health and Addiction Services in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. According to Radar Online, it is Woods' hope that this program will reform his life and that the public will later view him as a changed man.

It is also reported that Woods has donated a mobile hospital to the Haiti relief efforts while in exile. Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons tweeted that he had "heard" of Woods' donation and asked his followers to pray for the victims of the historic Haitian earthquake.**

Radar Online also stated that Woods may return to the PGA Tour in April, when the tournament is to recommence. Woods has not publicly announced his return to professional golfing, but his stay at the rehab center suggests that he is hoping to reconcile with his wife of 5 years, Elin Nordegren.***


*Note(s):
**1) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/14/tiger-woods-haiti-hospita_n_423391.html
***2) http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/celebrities/hollywood/tiger-woods-back-to-golf-this-spring-214424/
****3) http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/01/exclusive-tiger-woods-plans-return-golf-spring
****4) Photo: http://themehybrid.com/demo/hybrid-news/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/tiger-woods.jpg

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Katy Perry & Russell Brand: Art of Elysium gala




The Art of Elysium's 3rd Annual Black Tie "Heaven" Charity Gala was held on January 16 in Beverly Hills, with stars such as Jessica Alba, Anna Paquin, Nicole Richie, Rachel Bilson, Ashley Olsen, Adam Lambert, and Sophia Bush in attendance. Among the celebrity attendees were newly engaged couple Katy Perry and Russell Brand whom were clearly expressing their love.

One photograph (above) shows Perry smiling from ear-to-ear, gazing at her new fiancé, as Brand smiled for the cameras, arms around Perry's waist.

Perry glamorously wore an all-white, flowing long dress, one spaghetti strap on the shoulder with a high slit that began mid-thigh. A plastic hand grasped the spaghetti sleeve---a Perry-added accentuation---with towering nude heels hardly seen. The songstress turned sideways to the cameras to show off her beautiful heels through the revealing dress---classy, yet "very Perry."

**Note(s):
***1) http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/01/17/katy-perry-russell-brand-art-of-elysium/
***2) Photo 1: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/elysium-katy/katy-perry-russell-brand-art-of-elysium-01.jpg
***3) Photo 2: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/elysium-katy/katy-perry-russell-brand-art-of-elysium-19.jpg

Rihanna and new beau at Clippers' game




With front row seats at a Clippers/Cavaliers' game, Rihanna and her new boyfriend, L.A. Dodgers player Matt Kemp, watched as the Cavaliers beat the home team by 1 point in a game ending 102-101 (January 16).**

The songstress looked casual yet fabulous, donning a white, V-neck, zipper-down jacket that fanned out at the hips in a tutu. Light, tight blue jeans complimented the outfit, topped off with white heels that gave off a sneaker/boot resemblance.

The Grammy-winner gave a salute to the crowd amidst laughing up the evening with her new beau.

*Note(s):
**1) http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/01/17/rihanna-matt-kemp-clippers-basketball-game/
***2) Photo 1: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/rihanna-clippers/rihanna-matt-kemp-clippers-basketball-game-05.jpg
***3) Photo 2: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/rihanna-clippers/rihanna-matt-kemp-clippers-basketball-game-02.jpg
***4) Photo 3: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/rihanna-clippers/rihanna-matt-kemp-clippers-basketball-game-06.jpg

Carey Mulligan WOWs at 2010 Critics' Choice Awards





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**Note(s):
***1) Photo 1: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/carey-critics/carey-mulligan-critics-choice-awards-09.jpg
***2) Photo 2: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/carey-critics/carey-mulligan-critics-choice-awards-08.jpg
***3) Photo 3: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/carey-critics/carey-mulligan-critics-choice-awards-14.jpg

YouTube Sensation Shane Dawson: "Blow-up Doll for Dinner?"

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Bush and Clinton aid Obama in Haiti efforts

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Star Trek cast at 2010 Critics' Choice Awards

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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="312" caption="Heroes' star Zachary Quinto"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="314" caption="Chris Pine"][/caption]

**Note(s):
***1) Photo 1: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/trek-critics/star-trek-critics-choice-awards-2010-06.jpg
***2) Photo 2: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/trek-critics/star-trek-critics-choice-awards-2010-01.jpg
***3) Photo 3: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/trek-critics/star-trek-critics-choice-awards-2010-07.jpg

Friday, January 15, 2010

"Avatar"-inspired Look by Michelle Phan

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Zoe Saldana WOWs at the 2010 Critics' Choice Awards




**Note(s):
***1) Photo 1: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/zoe-critics/zoe-saldana-critics-choice-awards-2010-03.jpg
***2) Photo 2: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/zoe-critics/zoe-saldana-critics-choice-awards-2010-06.jpg

Photo of Jon Gosselin and "new girlfriend" emerges



Many critics of the Gosselin family would say that Jon Gosselin moves too fast and he did prove such critics wrong as a photograph of he and new girlfriend, Morgan Christie (25), hit the Internet on January 11.** Gosselin parted with former girlfriend Hailey Glassman in November.***

According to People.com, Gosselin was spotted having dinner with Christie, her mother, and other members of her family during on a snowboarding vacation in Park City, Utah.

Whether the photo (above) relates to the family outing is uncertain, but a source tells People that Gosselin seemed nervous, but that his body language said otherwise, suggesting that Gosselin had met Christie's family before.

Christie, according to People and CNN.com, is a 2007 graduate of Emory University and once worked at a law firm in Santa Barbara. She was engaged to another Emory alum, Connor Humphreys, in early 2009, but the relationship ended a few months prior.



*Note(s):
**1) http://entertainment.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/01/14/fox411-jon-gosselin-lving-with-morgan-christie/
***2) http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/01/14/jon.gosselins.new.girl/
****3) http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20335986,00.html
****4) Photo: http://entertainment.blogs.foxnews.com/files/2010/01/morgan-christie.jpg

Michelle Obama's Message: Help Haiti

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James Cameron's "Avatar" is blasphemous?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E6XvQcAXRg&feature=player_embedded]

Conan O'Brien's Last Show to Air January 22

    Bill Simmons of ESPN tweeted today (January 14) that Conan O'Brien's last show will air on January 22.**  “FYI: Next week is Conan’s final week hosting 'The Tonight Show,' " said Simmons. "His staff is trying to book big guests so he goes out with a bang. It’s true.”**

    The former host of "Late Night" on NBC released an official statement stating he will not host "The Tonight Show" if it is pushed back to 12:05 a.m. (January 12). "I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its ["The Tonight Show's] destruction," said O'Brien. "Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet a time slot doesn't matter. But with the Tonight Show, I believe nothing could matter more."***

    O'Brien relieved Jay Leno as host of the "The Tonight Show" 7 months prior. Leno was then moved to a 10 o'clock comedy show of his own, which failed miserably in ratings. NBC now wishes to push Leno's show back to 11:35 p.m., which would push "The Tonight Show" back to 12:05 a.m. The latter factor is what O'Brien is protesting and if the network approves of his departure, O'Brien is entitled to a once reported $48 million for misrepresentation in his contract.

    "The Tonight Show" was guaranteed to O'Brien in a contract he signed in 2004 and he feels as though he is being robbed of his childhood dream. "I grew up watching Johnny Carson every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant everything to me," said O'Brien. "I worked long and hard to get that opportunity. ...It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor [Jay Leno], I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting audience at 11:30 is impossible without both."***

    It is reported that O'Brien does not have another offer in the works and that Leno has signed a deal to host his show from 11:35 p.m. to 12:35 a.m. A source at The Wrap said that “...The sooner O’Brien starts a new gig — if he starts one — the less money it [NBC] would have to pay. So if Conan managed to land a new job at Fox [the rumored network in which O'Brien is said to host a new show] within a year, the Peacock might shell out less than the full $30 million [that is reportedly entitled to the host].”****

    As of January 21, NBC reached an agreement with O'Brien and his staff, guaranteeing a $45 million payoff for their abandonment of "The Tonight Show." O'Brien is the recipient of $33 million of the deal, while the remainder ($12 million) is divided amongst his 200+ staffers. Leno will return to his duties as host of "The Tonight Show," a gig he had previously held for 17 years.*****

    According to Reuters.com and The New York Times, O'Brien's last night as host is January 22. His negotiations with NBC will allow him to return to television in September 2010.

    Viewers across America are taking sides with the late-night hosts and have inspired the trendy topic "I'm with Coco (Conan)" on Twitter.

    *Note(s):
    **1) http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/01/14/conans-last-tonight-show-to-air-jan-22/
    ***2) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/12/conan-obrien-statement-i_n_420521.html
    ****3) http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/01/16/nbc-to-pay-conan-30m/
    *****4) http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE60K30N20100121?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews
    ******5) Photo: http://images.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/20090925/293.Conan.OBrien.092509.jpg

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sarah Palin's debut on Fox News

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American Idol: Pants on the Ground

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Megan Fox: The New Face of Armani Women's Underwear & Armani Jeans (Spring/Summer 2010)




*Note(s):
**1) Photo 1: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/megan-armani/megan-fox-armani-underwear-ad-01
**2) Photo 2: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/megan-armani/megan-fox-armani-underwear-ad-06.jpg
**3) Photo 3: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/megan-armani/megan-fox-armani-underwear-ad-07.jpg

Sarah Palin signs multi-year contract with Fox News



One of the most controversial household names of the past decade, former governor of Alaska and former Republican VP-candidate Sarah Palin, never fails to give Americans a morning topic of discussion and she has not failed this week as Fox News announced that Palin has signed a multi-year contract with the network. The contract includes her debut as a correspondent on "The O' Reilly Factor" (January 12) and a gig as host of a series, discussing the struggles of everyday Americans, titled "Real American Stories."

"The O'Reilly Factor" is not the only show in which Palin will commentate. The former governor is said to guest-host on shows throughout the network.

Matea Gold and Mark Barabak of the Los Angeles Times said that Palin has not had many great appearances on television before her signed deal, namely her infamous interview with Katie Couric on CBS amidst the election, in which she seemed unprepared and anxious throughout the interview.** The interview inspired Tina Fey, former head writer of "Saturday Night Live" and powerhouse behind the acclaimed show "30 Rock," to comedically perform as Palin every week on the show. Palin eventually joined Fey on the show and did not cause a spir over the spoofs.

The Executive Vice President of Programming at Fox News, Bill Shine, spoke positively of Palin's contract: "She is one of the most talked about and politically polarizing figures in the country. ...First off, we hope she brings that."** He acknowledged that she may have made some false assertions on television before, but encourages that, "along the way, we'll talk to her and have conversations and I'm sure everything will be fine. In the end, that's probably going to help us...that's what people will want to watch."**

As with the public outcry that began once Palin became a notable figure, not everyone agrees with Palin's new role. Marty Kaplan, former Democratic speechwriter and Director of the University of Southern California's Norman Lear Center, said the Palin's new gig will not help her political credibility: "The narrative that hurts her the most is one that she herself began, which is she's not interested in governing,"** said Kaplan, suggesting that her initiative(s) behind her new role are not in the interest of enlightening Americans.

Fox News, itself, is one of the top-rated networks in America. In 2009 during the prime-time slots, Fox News drew in 2.2 million viewers, "more than CNN and MSNBC combined," stated in a Los Angeles Times article.** Many analysts and viewers hope that Palin will use this "large megaphone" for the greater good, while the rest of the American audience simply awaits to see how Palin will handle this new role.

*Note(s):
**1) http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-et-palin12-2010jan12,0,5744298.story
***2) http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/11/sarah-palin-to-contribute-to-fox-news/?scp=1&sq=sarah%20palin%20fox%20news&st=cse
***3) Photo: http://www.topnews.in/usa/files/Sarah-Palin_1.jpg

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Is Katy Perry Expecting??


The media LOVES when celebrity couples get engaged and/or married and the recent engagement of Katy Perry and comedian Russell Brand is of no exception.

The two were walking about in London on January 10 after returning from a lengthy holiday trip in India. Perry was not afraid to "flaunt" her glamorous engagement ring, surprisingly given to her from Brand while in India on New Years Eve.

Never one to give up a laugh, Perry reacted to rumors about her and Brand's engagement via Twitter and said, "Hey @rustyrockets i heard ur prego-ed. ...I love you @rustyrockets (awwww...barf)."** Whether Perry and Brand are "prego-ed," however, has not been verified.

*Note(s):
**1) http://twitter.com/katyperry
***2) http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/celebrities/hollywood/katy-perry-and-russell-brand-expecting-lovers-214090/
***3) Photo: http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/images/thumbnails/katy-russell-011010-9.jpg

Michael Jackson's Death Investigation Closed; Murray charged with Jackson's death



Dr. Conrad Murray, personal physician of the late Michael Jackson, will be charged with the death of the late pop star.

Jackson died in June 2009 of a reported overdose from a cocktail of drugs and is said to have been abusing drugs with Murray's help, in recent years.

Murray refused to cooperate with police immediately after Jackson's death, but has since denied the claim that he aided Jackson in the illegal use of drugs. It is reported that Murray will be charged with "involuntary manslaughter due to gross negligence."**

*Note(s):
**1) http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/celebrities/hollywood/michael-jacksons-death-investigation-is-complete-214016/

Katy Perry & Russell Brand return to London; Engagement Ring revealed



The anxiously-awaited photograph of Katy Perry's engagement ring hit the Internet on January 9 as Perry and her new fiancé Russell Brand returned to his London home from a trip to India.

Brand proposed to Perry on New Year's Eve at the foot of an Indian mountain.** Perry reacted to the engagement via Twitter a few hours later, expressing her excitement, and additionally said to Brand, "I love you @rustyrockets [Russell Brand]  (awwwww…barf)."**

Details of the wedding have yet to be announced.

*Note(s):
**1) http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/01/09/katy-perry-engagement-ring-revealed/
***2) Photo 1: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/katy-engagement/katy-perry-engagement-ring-08.jpg
***3) Photo 2: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/katy-engagement/katy-perry-engagement-ring-05.jpg

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Julian Casablancas is "Out of the Blue"

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Ke$ha gives Conan O'Brien a show

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Current iTunes front-runner Ke$ha performed her Billboard Hot 100 single "Tik Tok" on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" on January 6. The rising star's hair was wavy and volumized as she performed in a black tee with glitter pouring down the front, adorned with black lace sleeves that matched her leggings. Black heels, gold bangels, and a Lady Gaga-esque face pattern complimented the outfit.

After the performance, according to JustJared.com, Ke$ha briefed O'Brien on what was adorned on her shirt: "CONAN + K$ = BFF."

The audience could not maintain their laughter as Ke$ha attached a feather onto O'Brien's "already stylish" head. O'Brien had to giggle himself.

Critics and fans alike are calling Ke$ha "the Lady Gaga of 2010" and O'Brien could not agree more as he introduced her as the first breakout star of the year.


**Note(s):
***1) http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/01/07/kesha-conan-feather/

Katy Perry & Russell Brand to Wed


 


One of the most provocative and flambouyant entertainers of 2009, Miss Katy Perry, has annouced numerous times that it is ok to kiss a boy (as well) and bloggers and Perry-fans worldwide rejoiced in this statement as it was confirmed by the press that Perry, 25, and British comedian Russell Brand, 34, are engaged to be married (January 6).

According to JustJared.com, Brand proposed to Perry during their holiday vacation in India, in which he got down on one knee while "in a tent at the foot of a mountain" on New Years Eve.**

Brand is reported is saying to UK's The Sun, "It's true. Much love,"** while Perry reached fans via Twitter and said, "So when do I start walking the streets naked singing that Alanis [Morrisette] song?"***

The date of the wedding has not been announced.

*Note(s):
**1) http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/01/06/katy-perry-engaged-to-russell-brand-confirmed/
***2) http://twitter.com/katyperry
****3) Photo 1: http://static.thehollywoodgossip.com/images/gallery/katy-perry-esquire-photo.jpg
****4) Photo 2: http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/imageBank/k/Katy-Perry-crop3.jpg

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

"Speeding": Omarion's NEW Single from "Ollusion"

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Heiress Casey Johnson Dead at 30



Casey Johnson, heiress to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical, medical, and consumer goods giant, has died at the age of 30 due to unknown causes (January 4).

According to The Huffington Post, the great-great-grandfather of the late heiress began the Johnson & Johnson Co. in the late 1860s. Robert Wood Johnson, Casey's father, is the current owner of the New York Jets and her mother, Sale Johnson, is a New York socialite.

Johnson was recently engaged to MTV reality star and MySpace headliner, Tila Tequila, who reacted via her Twitter account with this statement: "Everyone please pray 4 my wifey Casey Johnson. She has passed away. Thank u for all ur love and support but I will be offline to be w/ family…."**

The reality star reportedly said that a drug overdose may have caused Johnson's death, but the validity of this statement has not been verified.

No other information has been announced.


*Note(s):
**1) http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/01/04/johnson-johnson-heiress-dead-at-30/
***2) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/04/johnson-johnson-heiress-d_n_411175.html
***3) http://www.jnj.com/connect/about-jnj/
***4) http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/tip_heiress_casey_GTK7zYmc8hlE0L3aJstULM
***5) Photo: http://images.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/20100104/293.johnson.casey.cm.1410.jpg

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Jay-Z's "On to the Next One": the Video feat. Swizz Beatz

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Friday, January 1, 2010

Jennifer Lopez adds to shocking outfits on New Year's Eve



J.Lo WOW'd audiences with a performance of new hits such as "Louboutins" on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve in Times Square (co-hosted by Ryan Seacrest).

Her talented voice was not the sole thing to shock audiences as she performed in a complete bodysuit, goldish-brown in color, with sequence scattered from top to bottom.

The singer/songwriter/actress performed songs from her first album since becoming a first-time mother to twins.

It is reported that Ryan Seacrest said that J.Lo's outfit "made my [his] year."**

*Note(s):
**1) http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/celebrities/hollywood/jennifer-lopez-times-square-temptress-213784/
***2) Photo 1: http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/images/events2/jennifer-lopez-12318-1.jpg
***3) Photo 2: http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/images/events2/jennifer-lopez-12318-9.jpg