Hollywood actress Kirsten Dunst loves her imperfections and would never change them. The Melancholia star told British newspaper the Daily Mail: “I like imperfections. People have said lots of times, ‘Why don’t you fix your teeth?’ For me, the people I respect are like, ‘Don’t ever fix your teeth!’ “So the aesthetic I migrate to is not the mainstream aesthetic. I think that it’s difficult to grow up going to the films where things are so perfect and that’s the idea of a movie star, too. “You see the star up there and a line or a pimple has been digitally removed so you look, well, perfect.” She says even her mother Inez, had previously told her to wear make-up to cover her lips. The 29 year-old added: “My mother’s like, ‘Your lips are pale, wear some red lipstick!’ So when we go out to dinner, I’ll put on the damned red lipstick for her.”
A Very Brady Divorce! After five years of marriage, a reality show, and a host of public displays of affection on Twitter, former Brady Kid Christopher Knight and Adrianne Curry, the first winner of Tyra Banks’ America’s Next Top Model reality competition, are calling time on their unlikely romance.
“After starting a relationship with what seemed to be irreconcilable differences, the couple has reached a period where those differences are no longer appreciated,” Phil Viardo, the couple’s longtime manager said over the weekend. “The decision was mutually reached after it became clear to both that some perspective was needed in order to assess their unique union… They still love one another but need some distance to consider their future,” he added.
Knight, 53, fell in love with the acid-tongued Curry, now 28, while the two were housemates on the defunct VH1 reality series The Surreal Life. After announcing their engagement on the show’s season finale, the newlyweds nabbed their own spinoff series, My Fair Brady, which documented their wedding and first year of marriage.
Model Kate Moss is said to be planning a massive party before she gets married later this year. The 37 year-old will be marrying rocker Jamie Hince at a ceremony on July 2, and she is rumoured to be throwing a big party at the Hard Rock Calling festival in London’s Hyde Park on June 24. Hince’s band The Kills will be playing at the show. A source said to UK newspaper Daily Mirror: “Kate will be going all out on her last days before she becomes a Mrs. She’s invited all her pals to party, it’ll be all about the beer.”
The Dallas Cowboys quarterback wed KDAF-TV anchor Candice Crawford –- who happens to be the sister of Gossip Girl actor Chace Crawford — at Arlington Hall Mansion at Lee Park in Dallas, Texas on Saturday evening. This is the first marriage for both Candice, 24, and Tony, who previously dated singers Carrie Underwood and Jessica Simpson. The newlyweds met and began dating shortly after Romo’s split from Simpson in July 2009, after two years together. Jessica is now engaged to former NFL star Eric Johnson.
The couple tied the knot just after 6:30 PM, surrounded by Cowboy players both past and present, including Troy Aikman, Roger Staubach and Miles Austin, PEOPLE dishes. Wedding planner Todd Fiscus — who also planned the nups for New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning — pulled together the couple’s reception, which featured a menu of pizza and short rib and gift bags containing Neiman Marcus gift cards, champagne, assorted gourmet treats, and Kiehl’s beauty products. After partying with nearly 600 guests, the newlyweds made a grand exit in a classic Cadillac.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi got into a car accident — with the Italian police. So much for keeping a low profile!
The pint-sized star of MTV’s reality series Jersey Shore was taken into police custody in the Italian city of Florence on Monday after cops say she rear-ended a patrol car in front of dozens of witnesses. Snooks and the rest of The Shore Gang — including Vinny, Ronnie, Sammi, and The Sitch — are in town taping scenes for the fourth season of Jersey Shore…much to the displeasure of the local government. Officials in Florence had already banned the MTV production from shooting at some of the most famous locations in the Renaissance city (including the renowned Uffizi gallery and the sculpture-filled Boboli Gardens) and drinking in public before Snooki’s car ended up wedged between the cruiser and a highway wall.
Her Shore costar Jenni “J-Woww” Farley was riding shotgun when the crash occurred. She reportedly had to exit the car through a window because the door was blocked by the wall.
Sanjay Dutt is filming for Agneepath in Diu, miles away from his home in Mumbai. So guess where he spends every other night?
At home with his new born twins and wife Manyata, where else?
And how does he do it?
He hires a chartered plane every other day to fly to and fro between Mumbai and Diu.
"He flies out from Diu late in the evening, spends the night with his twins and wife in Mumbai, and returns in time for the shoot next morning," a source tells Sawfnews.com exclusively.
Amazing, how soft hearted these tough looking Bollywood stars are!
Amitabh Bachchan and Arjun Rampal will team up for Pritish Nandy's son Kushan Nandy's yet to be titled thriller, a source close to Nandys tells Sawfnews.com exclusively.
The female lead is yet to be finalized.
Kushan is still working on the film's plot, but filming is scheduled to begin in the last quarter of 2011.
In the summer of 2009 Bachchan had blogged that he and Kangana Ranaut will star in Pritish Nandy's thriller, The Actor, which will be directed by Pritish's son Kushan.
"The film was based on Bollywood film industry. But after a lot of structural changes they finally shelved the film. Now this script came along and Big B gave his nod," our source tells us.
Amitabh and Arjun have teamed up several times in the past: Aankhen (2002), Ek Ajnabee (2005), Darna Zaroori Hai (2006), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) and The Last Lear (2008).
The release of Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor headlining love story Mausam is likely to be delayed in order to avoid a fratricidal clash with Ajay Devgan's cop thriller Singham.
Both the films are currently scheduled to hit screens on July 22.
A source close to the production team tells Sawfnews.com that Mausam producers have suddenly developed cold feet over the prospect of taking on Singham.
"Mausam was to clash with Singham, but the first rushes and promo of Singham have got rave reviews within the industry making Mausam makers question the wisdom of clashing with Rohit Shetty's action flick."
The Singham trailer has wowed one and all. It begins with Ajay Devgan making an imposing entry amidst the recital of shloka and features edge of the seat action.
"The action scenes leave one speechless and makes one go numb...the car explosion and Ajay Devgn's punch scene gives one goose bumps," a source who has seen the promo tells Sawfnews.com.
Mausam marks the directorial debut of Shahid's father Pankaj Kapur who has also penned the film's script. Shahid and Pankaj are invested in the film, both financially and emotionally.
Pankaj says he took three years to think and plan the script and 6 months to physically write it.
Filming began in June 2010 and wrapped up on May 25. Shahid dedicated the entire year to the film.
The 24-year old stunning beauty revealed when she first became a model, she was told to lose weight by fashion bosses.
She said, "I can't remember a time where I really battled with my body, but I can remember being asked to lose weight and battling with the advice.
"When I started out, I was definitely heavier. I was quite voluptuous in fact. I had a real baby face and baby fat.” She added, "But I was a baby! I was told I had to get into better shape, but I'm quite stubborn so I didn't."
"I don't just work out to stay slim, I work out because it takes a lot to be on a plane and be jet-lagged all the time. Same with being on a film set for months."
Singer Dannii Minogue seems to be going through a rough patch in her love life with model Kris Smith.
According to a source, the couple have had a series of fights and are struggling to balance family life and their busy careers, reports dailymail.co.uk.
The singer also hinted at the strains in a few messages on Twitter.
“Never chase love. If it isn`t given freely by another person, it`s not worth having,” she posted.
In another message, she wrote: “Forgiving someone does not mean forgetting what they did. It simply means letting go of the hurt.”
Smith, who is also a former rugby player, also hinted at trouble in their paradise.
“You don`t know what you`ve got til it`s gone.”
However, the posts were deleted later.
The reason behind the fights happens to be Minogue`s career, and her lack of focus on their son Ethan, who turns one in July.
“Kris is not happy about Dannii`s heavy work-load, and wants her to spend more time with him and baby Ethan, and has put his foot down,` a source told News of the World.
Singer Dannii Minogue seems to be gWorld’s sexiest woman Whiteley was once teased for her ‘kipper lips’
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, voted the sexiest woman in top 100 lists by both FHM and Maxim magazines this year, has revealed that she was once bullied by her school friends for her large lips and small breast.
“I was really teased about the way I looked at school. I got teased because of my lips. I got called t*t lips – because I had big lips but no breasts. And then I was called kipper lips,” the Daily Telegraph quoted her as telling the News Of The World.
Whiteley, who opened up about the teasing while posing topless for GQ Magazine, revealed that she was also physically threatened by the same group of girls, who she compared to the popular-girl clique in Lindsay Lohan movie ‘Mean Girls’.
“There was this big group of girls who were the local answer to Mean Girls and they would storm the bathrooms shouting “I“m going to f***ing get you Lips. See you on the school bus,” she added.
Todd Phillips’ The Hangover Part II has triumphed at the domestic box office by raking in $118.1 million in the first four days of its release.
The sequel, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, is expected to gross another $20 million Monday. The film grossed $16.4 million in Britain, the best ever launch for a US comedy.
“This blows everything out of the water. It’s pretty amazing stuff. Moviegoers love all the characters, and they love the story,” hollywoodreporter.com quoted Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution, as saying.
DreamWorks Animation and Paramount’s Kung Fu Panda 2 also contributed to the boom, grossing $53.8 million in its first four days. The 3D toon should end Monday with a five-day total of $68.2.
“We’re thrilled to have Kung Fu Panda be part of this record-breaking weekend. We came in at high end of expectations. We played very strong to families and kids, who made up 60 percent of our audience,” said Anne Globe, DreamWorks Animation president for marketing.
Singer Cheryl Cole loves to sport her hair in the classic bouffant style, and says she feels close to heaven when she does so.
“I love that style. I felt really glamorous with it. The bigger the better I always say – the higher the hair, the closer to heaven. I can do it myself after all these years of practice,” the 27-year-old told LOOK magazine.
Cole sported the bouffant hairdo during the first auditions of the US version of reality show “The X Factor”. Despite receiving criticism for it, she was happy with her appearance on the day, reports contactmusic.com.
The singer was recently dropped from the show.
Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol have jointly launched a Facebook page and YouTube channel - both simply titled 'the deols' - to reach out to their considerable fan base, buoyed by the success of their recent film Yamla Pagla Deewana
Their new endeavor embraces social media and has the strapping of a contemporary day digital media campaign, but it's not what you could call a media blitz. It's just old fashioned, warm hearted, reaching out to fans. Just plain talk, straight from the heart. Not intended to impress you, but just reach out to you.
If there is a wow factor in their campaign it is – Hey, these guys are real!
You might find the Deol's rooting in tradition heartwarming, but remember it comes as a package. In traditional social interaction some aspects of life are off limits.
As Dharmendra says in his endearing inaugural video post, there is a line that we must not transgress from either side.
Reese Witherspoon at the Spanish premiere of Water for Elephants at the Cine Comedia. Fellow Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon knows what it means to dazzle on-and-off carpet. For formal events, the thirty-five-year old and recent newlywed adores short, skin-baring frocks and peeptoe heels which make the most of her shapely arms and legs. Her blonde hair and light eyes are played up by pink cheeks and lips. Casually speaking, the Water for Elephants star loves butter-soft leather boots, cardigans, and oversized glasses, all of which take comfort to a new level.
Princess in the making, Kate Middleton once again displayed her consummate style sense when she and Prince William returned to their alma mater - St. Andrews University in Scotland. Last but not least, is Kate Middleton. Now Duchess of Cambridge, the 29-year-old Brit had most of Hollywood (and the world) watching as she walked down the aisle of Westminster Abbey in her Sarah Buxton wedding dress. When not as a working royal, Kate sports leggings, skinny jeans, and ballet flats in neutral colors with very little makeup. The slim future queen leans towards conservative suits in solid colors for formal events. Footwear of choice would be boots or low-heeled shoes which make it easy for touring. With many of her more-affordable outfits selling out and people requesting the "Kate" hairstyle, Tinseltown has nothing on her!
Halle Berry at the 13th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards. The beauty and grace that are actress Halle Berry are further enhanced by her immaculate fashion sense. A designer's dream, Berry has been known to flaunt her figure in plunging necklines and dresses with an eye to detail. Unlike most of the other actresses, she often likes patterned dresses as well. Her cropped haircut is styled differently for every event, with makeup and jewelry kept to a minimum. The 44-year-old Monster's Ball star likes tight-fitting clothes that emphasize her enviable silhouette.
Miley Cyrus leaving American Rag in West Hollywood, CA after doing a little shopping on Sunday, April 17. Milester's had quite a year with her folks getting back together and reunion with boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, but this Disney star never lets the spotlight get to her. Indulging in her love of scarves, boots, and jewelry, the 18-year-old knows how to look put together without trying too hard. Her hair always worn down, the actress-singer can grace a film premiere or a family outing with equal flair.
Taylor Swift in a strapless gown by Elie Saab at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 23, 2011. One word to describe Taylor Swift and her sartorial style would be feminine. Whether it's stepping out of her five-star hotel on tour, posing on the red carpet, or shopping in town, the country singer and CoverGirl model always makes sure she looks the part. On the carpet, she's been showing lemon and flesh-toned numbers by Saab and Mendel some serious love. Along with winged eyeliner and her trademark red lips. In her off-carpet moments, the twenty-one-year old songbird loves skirts with ruffles, heels with bows, and hair worn in curls. Jake Gyllenhaal, what were you thinking?
Carrie Underwood at Fox's "American Idol" 2011 Finale Results Show at Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on May 25, 2011. If there's two things 28-year-old Carrie Underwood is known for, it's her signature blond tresses and uber-short hemlines. The 5x Grammy winner likes her microminis and glittery sandals. What's special about country music's sweetheart is the way she can wear small tight clothes and never look anything but classy. Sing on, Carrie.
Angelina Jolie at the premiere of Brad Pitt's film The Tree of Life at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Angelina Jolie is famous. Not only for her Oscar-winning turn in "Girl, Interrupted", but for making a splash on the red carpet in her favorite neutral colors. With a few exceptions, she chooses them for everything from Cannes premieres to taking son Pax for shopping. The 35-year-old actress now has her own line of jewelry, proving Jolie is a woman of many talents. In this chocolate brown Versace Atelier, she shows us that neutral is anything but boring.
Selena Gomez wearing a red Dolce & Gabbana dress and hot red lipstick at the 2011 Disney Kids & Family upfront at Gotham Hall, NYC on Wednesday morning, Selena is there anything you don't look good in? This eighteen-year-old stunner loves to flash her toned gams in everything from a pair of short shorts to cropped gowns when strolling the red rug. What's best about her style is the way she manages to be trendy and chic but still appropriate for her teenage years. With taste like that, we can't blame Justin Bieber for falling in love with her.
Emma Watson at the Connaught Rooms in London's Covent Garden on February. Emma Watson's had us enthralled since the very first Harry Potter flick. But once her role as Hermione ended, the perky brunette couldn't stop casting spells on the red rug and at airports worldwide. This 21-year-old English rose likes to flaunt her perfect skin and petite frame with pale colored, flirtatious frocks, dark leggings, and heels. The former Brown girl proves that beauty and brains can coexist. With such a great track record, we can't wait to see her next film premiere.
Nicole Kidman looked effortlessly gorgeous in a white Nina Ricci dress at the 26th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. When you've won Oscar, the world comes to expect high-voltage style from you. And of course, Nicole Kidman delivers every time. The 43-year-old mom to four has leaned towards reds, whites, and blacks in red carpet events, and always wears her hair in the most flattering style for the occasion. A woman whose beauty could easily be called ethereal, Kidman plays up her luminous skin with soft eye colors and red or pink lips. Topping off her outfit is usually a minimal amount of jewelry, which sets off her outfit without going over the top. This is Hollywood style at its best.
Pop superstar Shakira was leading the cheers as her soccer star boyfriendGerard Pique helped Spain's FC Barcelona to victory in the Champions League final in London on Saturday (28May11).
The Hips Don't Lie hitmaker began dating the sports star shortly after announcing her split from longtime partner, Antonio de la Rua, in January(11) and she is often spotted supporting him at games.
Pique took to the pitch at London's Wembley Stadium on Saturday as his team took on Britain's Manchester United in the final of Europe's Champions League - and Shakira shared her excitement with fans as Barcelona thrashed their opponents 3-1.
In a post on Twitter.com, she writes, "Champions! Long live Barca! And now get ready, the big celebration is coming!" Pique later revealed the team will celebrate the victory by attending Shakira's concert in Barcelona on Sunday (29May11).
Other stars who attended the game included veteran crooner Neil Diamond, who posted a picture on Twitter which showed him at Wembley wearing a Manchester United hat and scarf.
But Diamond wasn't too disappointed when his team lost, writing, "What a match! Champions League Final at Wembley... Congratulations Barcelona. Great try Manchester!" Dedicated sports fan Russell Crowe was also following the game and 'Tweeting' throughout the action.
He concluded his Twitter coverage by writing, "Barcelona! Never in doubt. Bad luck Man U, did great to get to the final".
Hollywood A-lister Cate Blanchett found herself under fire for fronting a campaign promoting the government’s planned carbon tax, with critics saying she is out of touch with ordinary Australians.The wealthy Oscar winner features in a new advert, funded by a coalition of unions and green groups, urging Australians to “Say Yes” to a tax on carbon.Australians are among the world’s worst per capita carbon polluters and Labor Prime Minister Julia Gillard has proposed a carbon tax to be levied on major industrial polluters by July 1, 2012.She then plans a full emissions trading scheme in three to five years.But the proposals are not popular, with the conservative opposition saying a tax would damage the economy and drive up the cost of living by making energy far more expensive, bumping up electricity bills.”$53 million Hollywood superstar tells Aussie families to pay up”, the Sydney Sunday Telegraph blared on its front page, referring to how much Blanchett is worth.”Cate Blanchett has proved she is just another morally vain Hollywood star trying to justify her great good fortune by preaching to the rest of us about climate change,” the paper said in a comment piece.The Australian Family Association said she was out of touch.”It’s nice to have a multi-millionaire who won’t be impacted by it telling you how great it is. It’s easy for her to advocate it, she’s one of the people who can afford to pay it,” the association said, according to the newspaper.”There are people who have no comfort zone and no room to move.”Blanchett made no comment but her co-star in the advert, Australian actor Michael Caton, defended his role.”I’m sure people will criticise me but I thought long and hard and I really believe in this, so I’m speaking up for it,” he said.Treasurer Wayne Swan said Blanchett was being unfairly targeted.”I admire people who speak their views and Cate Blanchett, along with many others, has a strong view that Australia needs to price carbon,” he said.”It’s the responsible thing to do for citizens to speak up.”The Climate Institute, an independent research organisation, also defended the actress.”There is a serious scare campaign going on,” spokesman John Connor told the ABC.
“So I am not surprised by some of the personal attacks. But what we’re trying to do is focus on the policies and the issues and that a range of Australians are well behind this campaign.”Earlier this month, a national poll by The Australian newspaper showed 60 percent of voters were opposed to a carbon tax. Only 30 percent of voters supported the plan and 10 percent were undecided.
Watch Lindsay pout and stare in bra and undies in her last “big” gig before house arrest. The Gotti: Three Generations actress is currently on lockdown in her upscale Malibu mansion as part of a plea deal in a theft/probation violation case that garnered headlines last winter, but before beginning her sentence, LiLo made herself useful by lending her famous form to this arthouse short film, with painter/filmmaker Richard Phillips at the helm.
It’s not a speaking role, and there’s absolutely no storyline, but Lindsay’s totally the star of this two-minute short, which features Lindsay pouting and staring pensively into space, Lindsay pouting and staring pensively at the camera, and (Wait for if….) Lindsay pouting and staring pensively out to sea. Get the picture?
Oh and slow-mo Lindsay swimming in her bra and undies.
Powerhouse celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may soon be tying the knot despite having said they would wait until marriage was legal for gay couples as well.
Indeed, the Tree of Life actor, Brad Pitt told USA Weekend in a candid sit-down that tying the knot with partner Jolie feels like the next natural step for his growing family.
"The kids ask about marriage," he revealed. “It's meaning more and more to them. So it's something we've got to look at.”
At 47 years, Pitt believes embracing parenthood and nurturing a brood of six children, ages 2 to 9, has profoundly transformed him.
There are no secrets at our house,” Pitt says, “We tell the kids, ‘Mom and Dad are going off to kiss.' They go, ‘Eww, gross!' But we demand it.”
Jolie and Pitt have been the focus of pap-frenzy over the past years and like any loving parent would Pitt fears for his children’s safety. Worrying he says, “keep me up at night.”
“We're hunted. Our kids have to live behind a gate. Outside, there are people with cameras.
Despite all the media scrutiny, Pitt confesses, “[But] I'll take the trade-off. I never knew I was capable of experiencing so much love.”
Pitt confesses his brood of 3 adopted and 3 biological children with partner Jolie does “seems a bit extreme.” Nevertheless, he prefers it so. “I like extremes. I guess I've always operated that way.”
“Angie and I do everything we can to carve out some semblance of normalcy for them, to re-create the kinds of moments that were special for us. It's not unusual for the kids to be covered in paint. We have mud fights. It's chaos from morning until the lights go out, and sometimes after that.”
Traveling between sets and homes, Pitt describes his family’s life as “…pretty nomadic.”
“On the road, we're a military mobile unit,” he says. “The kids have got their stuff down to one backpack, and they're each responsible for their own bag. Mom does the packing; she's quite gifted at that. Puts in just what we need — nothing extra.”
In his upcoming film, the Tree of Life, Pitt plays a disciplinarian, sometimes abusive, father of three boys in 1950sTexas. The movie received a standing ovation at its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
Brad Pitt rues the media attention on his family that forces his kids to live behind a gate, but says he enjoys the love that the family shares.
"We're hunted," he tells USA Weekend in an interview. "Our kids have to live behind a gate. Outside, there are people with cameras.
"But I'll take the trade-off. I never knew I was capable of experiencing so much love."
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been in a stable relationship for almost six years during which they have progressed from being upstart lovers to responsible parents with a brood of six kids and multiple homes, yet public interest in their relationship remain intense; not without reason though, because the relationship wrecked Pitt's high profile marriage with Jennifer Aniston. Also, Jolie and Pitt came together carrying a baggage of successive failed past romances, some of which were turbulent.
Another reason why media attention has not waned is because Brad and Angelina have chosen to raise six children, when most parents find raising two a challenge. Three of their children are adopted, each from a different country. The size of their brood appears to make light of the parenting challenge, especially considering their nomadic lifestyle as film makers and actors working on sets around the globe.
However, Brand and Angelina take parenting seriously and a large part of of Pitts interview focused on their children and how, because of them, life has changed for the couple.
"Kids hold up a mirror to you," Brad says. "You can't make excuses. You've got to make sure they've brushed their teeth and eaten a good breakfast. You want to be present if they wake up with a bad dream."
As to their lifestyle, Brad admits, "We're pretty nomadic. We go where the crops are.'
He refers to the couple's multi-house Los Angeles compound as "our base camp."
They have leased a 1,000-acre estate - Château Miraval - in Provence, South France, that serves as their getaway.
Brad admits his family life "seems a bit extreme." But "I like extremes. I guess I've always operated that way."
Brad regrets not being able to give their children the carefree life that he enjoyed while growing up.
"On the road, we're a military mobile unit," he says. "The kids have got their stuff down to one backpack, and they're each responsible for their own bag. Mom does the packing; she's quite gifted at that. Puts in just what we need — nothing extra."
Brad and Angelina pace and space their parenting, professional and humanitarian endeavors to ensure they have time for each other.
"There are no secrets at our house," Pitt says. "We tell the kids, 'Mom and Dad are going off to kiss.' They go, 'Eww, gross!' But we demand it."
Brad said, "The kids ask about marriage," he says. "It's meaning more and more to them. So it's something we've got to look at."
Brad Pitt had told Ann Curry on the Today show in December 2008 that he will marry partner Angelina Jolie only if it is important to their kids.
Latin singer-actor Jennifer Lopez is back with her first studio album in four years. Titled Love?, JLo is vying to hit the right notes after the gap.Multi-faceted Jennifer Lopez is back on the music platform with “Love?” – her first album in four years.Dwelling on, you guessed it, love, the American actress-singer says it is inspired by her twins Emme and Max.”I think having the babies has inspired the lyrics and the music of my new album,” Jennifer, popularly known as J Lo, told IANS in an e-mail interview from New York.”My album ‘Love?’ is about the various aspects of love. The overall sound is the combination of different influences. The sound of the album is very much my sound, but with the ‘Today’s’ feel. There are a few guest artists as well on the album,” said the singer who released it after “Brave”, which had hit the shelves in 2007.“I had the producers to help with crafting that sound and making it contemporary and that was exciting because it so had to be me, I didn’t want that to change. There are a few guest artists as well on the album,” she adds.“I think having a baby has definitely inspired the lyrics and the music on my new album. Once you have a baby; you think of world in a different way. You feel love in a deeper, more profound way than you ever felt it in your life and it makes you question and think about things in a different way,” says JLo. She decided to call it Love? “because I started questioning, thinking, wondering and challenging myself when it came to love.”“I was on tour while I was pregnant and then I had the babies. May be, until they were about eight months old that I started recording again. So it’s been like two and a half years. Sometimes, it just takes that much time to figure out what you want.“In the beginning I dint even know what I wanted to talk about, how I felt or how I wanted the music to sound. I just got back in there and started recording different songs; nothing felt completely right and then it wasn’t until six months later when I realised what I wanted to write, how I wanted to say it. That was when the whole album started really taking shape and coming together,” she adds.
JLo is now working on a world tour and a Spanish album. “I am planning a world tour in support of my new album ‘Love?’ for my fans. We really want to do it at least once in my lifetime. Music is still my first love. This new album has taken a lot of time and effort so I can’t wait to show it to the world,” says the singer, whose personal favourites are Gloria Estefan, Tina Turner, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Janet Jackson.”I have recorded Spanish-language versions of some of the songs from ‘Love?’ and I’m also planning to release a full-length Spanish album next,” she adds. She is also coming out with her own reality show with hubby Marc Anthony.The perfect female body would feature J.Lo’s lean legs and bubble butt, the First Lady’s sculpted arms and Jessica Alba’s flat abs, according to a survey out Wednesday.As for men, Vin Diesel’s arms and Matthew McConaughey’s abs were tops, the poll by Nutrisystem Diet Index says.
In other findings:
* 51% of women think if the perfect guy gained 50 pounds or more, he wouldn’t be hot anymore.
* 48% of men agreed a fit favorite wouldn’t be so fine with 50 extra pounds.
* 66% of women and half of men grapple with their own weight issues.
* 22% of Americans would pass up a million bucks to have their dream body for a lifetime.
More on JLo…
Name: Jennifer Lynn Lopez (JLo)
Debut: In Living Color (1994)
Known for: On the 6, J.Lo, This Is Me… Then, Rebirth, Como ama una Mujer, Brave
Latest album: Love?
Future projects: Ice Age: Continental Drift
Spouse: Marc Anthony
Kids: Twins Emme and Max (Born in 2008)
Amy Winehouse's latest rehab stint has forced record label bosses to postpone plans to release her long-awaited third album, according to a U.K. report.
The British singer, who has long battled drink and drunk addiction, checked into The Priory clinic on Wednesday (25May11) to undergo a treatmentprogram, with the singer's publicist revealing she was admitted to make sure she is ready for gigs in Europe this summer (11).
However, a new report now suggests Winehouse's planned comeback is set to be delayed to give her time to recover fully.
A source tells Britain's The People, "She has finally finished the album and it's ready to go. They were just about to finalise a release date and then this happened. She is back in rehab for the foreseeable future soit is just a question of waiting and seeing now. But there is no way they can give a specific release date until they know she is likely to be out".
A statement from Winehouse's representative previously revealed, "She will remain at the Priory on doctor's advice".
Abhay Deol accompanied girlfriend Preeti Desai to Ekta Kapoor's three-film success party at her Krishna Bungalow in Juhu, Mumbai on Friday, May 27.
Preeti made her Bollywood debut with the recently released Shor in the City, one of the three films whose success was being celebrated. The other two films being Taaryanche Bait (Marathi) and Ragini MMS.
Abhay, 35, was hard to recognize in a thick black mustache, deep tan and dress shirt replete with tie. The facial foliage probably comes from his makeover in the currenlty filming intense political thriller Shanghai, being directed by Dibakar Banerjee.
Abhay didn't leave Preeti's side the entire evening and the soon to be engaged couple cheerily posed for photogs.
Preeti, 29, looked ravishing in a French Connection Corsage Shoulder Dress with a plunging V neckline, statement shoulders with a tiered ruffle design, stud trim, a fitted waist and a tie fastening at back.
Earlier this month, there were reports that Abhay and Preeti had postponed their engagement due to a death in the family.
"Preeti and Abhay are with each other around the clock, despite having separate addresses. There has been a death in the family (Dharmendra's elder sister passed away) and that's why they are not rushing their engagement. When the family overcomes the sorrow, Abhay and Preeti will exchange rings, maybe later this month or in June," a source told TOI.
Before meeting Preeti in 2008, Abhay was never reported to be in a steady relationship.
Preeti, a UK citizen and former Miss Great Britain (2006), dated someone in the UK for two years following her pageant win.
Preeti impressed viewers with her short and sexy role as a model in Shor in the City, but has yet to sign her second film.
Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Treated Like Royalty in Patiala! Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2011 (EST) Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor's arrival in Patial
Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor's arrival in Patiala recently for the third schedule of Atul Agnihotri's Bodyguard, created a buzz in the former princely state widely regarded as Punjab's cultural capital, where museums, palaces and parks abound.
A member of production team told Sawfnews.com that the two stars drove to Patiala by car from Chandigarh airport; Kareena arrived on Thursday, May 26, and Salman a day later.
Salman and Kareena are staying and shooting at Neemrana hotel Baradari Palace.
Opened four years ago, the heritage-hotel is housed in a 19th century palace of Patiala Maharaja Rajinder Singh. The building known as Baradari Kothi was built in 1876. Baradari is an open pavilion with 12 arches.
In Bodyguard Baradari Palace is shown to be Kareena's house.
The hotel's manager tells Sawfnews.com that the filmmakers have exclusively booked the hotel from May 25 to June 23. A notice on the hotel's gate says it will remain closed to public until then.
The hotel had earlier hosted the Deols during the filming of Yamla Pagla Deewana - the sprawling house where Anupam Kher is shown as living with his extended clan.
The hotel with 11 suites and 6 rooms has been placed under tight security by its management, even though Salman is traveling with his own security detail from Mumbai.
Production team member arrived in the city well ahead of the stars to overlook the arrangements.
Other cast members joining the Patiala schedule include Raj Babbar and Hazel. Shatrughan Sinha is not part of this schedule, said the production member.
The three digit temperatures of Patiala are not beckoning enough for Salman to enjoy the sprawling gardens of the palace.
"Salman has been in his room which has been cordoned off by his security men since the time he arrived in the city," the hotel manager told us.
"We have not yet received any special requests from either Salman or Kareena but Salman did inquired about workout facilities in the hotel."
While Kareena plans to stay in Patiala through the entire duration of the shoot, Salman will be in and out of the city since Ready is releasing on June 3.
Sridevi will return to the silver screen, after a 14 year hiatus to raise her family, with the film 'English Vinglish,' to be directed by Gauri Shinde, wife of R Balki.
Pre-production work on the film is already underway, the 47-year-old actress told Mid-Day recently.
Sridevi was earlier expected to make her Bollywood comeback with Mr India 2, but the film has yet to take off.
Sridevi credits the script of English Vinglish and its director for motivating her comeback after "spending time at home, raising my children."
"When I heard the script, I fell in love with it. I hope it turns out well," she says.
"We've already started working on costumes and the look -- we've selected the sarees," she added.
Sridevi, who will be working with a woman director for the first time in her career, is upbeat about the prospect.
"I've never worked with a woman director before. When I met her [Gauri] there was so much positive energy between us."
In the past, Sridevi has worked in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi films.
The last time she faced the camera was for the Hindi film Judaii (1997). Thereafter, she took time off to raise her children.
"I loved spending time at home, raising my children," she says. "Besides, being a producer's wife, how can I ever be away from the industry? I never felt disconnected."
Sridevi has so far won four Filmfare Awards, two for Hindi film, and one each for Telugu and Tamil films.
London, May 27 (PTI) ”Baywatch” heartthrob David Hasselhoff believes he has healing powers after his motivational message helped a youngster emerge out of coma.The 58-year-old star said his positive thinking has saved thousands of lives, reported Daily Star online.The actor also recalled an incident where he spoke in the voice of his ”Knight Rider” character Michael Knight in a bid to help an ill child.”The upside of being in showbiz is being able to hold the hand of a kid who is dying, you know. I did a tape for a kid saying, ”Hey buddy, it’’s Michael Knight, Michael Knight, come on, wake up, wake up, wake up”.”The phone rang and they said, ”Remember that kid you did the tape for that was hit at that crosswalk in London? Well we played the tape for him and he came out of the coma,”” said Hasselhoff.The actor, who later met the child, claims that such miracles have happened to him many times.”I went, ”Whoa, whoa”. He said, ”We played it once”. I met the kid at the hotel afterwards. I don”t want to be corny or anything but that’’s happened to me a thousand times all around the world because it can affect people in a positive way,” Hasselhoff added.
Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan, who showed up three weeks early at Los Angeles` Lynwood Jail, is now under house arrest.
A website reports that she was immediately determined eligible to serve her time at home, so she was fitted with an electronic ankle bracelet Thursday and released.
She is now at her home in Venice, California, but cannot leave until June 29.
"She is now confined to the interior premises of her home at all times," said Steve Whitmore, the Los Angeles Sheriff`s spokesman.
The actress was last month ordered to to undertake three years probation, serve 120 days in jail and complete 480 hours of community service for jewelry theft and breaching the terms of her 2007 probation.
Home detention aims to reduce the prison population by allowing non-violent offenders to serve out their sentences in home confinement.
Lohan, who pleaded no contest to stealing a $2,500 necklace, had until June 17 to report to the prison but it is thought she wanted to do it sooner rather than later so she can begin shooting her new movie, "Gotti: three Generations"
Rob Lowe has spoken of how he used to fear being bullied for wanting to be an actor. The 47-year-old was born in Ohio where he said he felt terrified that someone would ‘beat the living s**t’ out of him for his career aspirations. But he moved to Malibu during his childhood where he made friend with Charlie Sheen and Sean Penn, making him feel more comfortable about his desire to be an actor. “When I was in Ohio, I was the only person I knew who wanted to be an actor,” he explained to Empire Magazine. “This is pre-’Glee’. It was definitely not cool to be different. But in Malibu I uncovered this group of kids who also wanted to be actors. And they just happened to be the Penn brothers and the Sheen brothers. And better, they only lived a few doors down from me. “I thought, ‘Wow, here are people with the same interests that I have. And they’re not actually going to beat the living s**t out of me for having them’.”
Rock’s most (arguably) lovable icon seems never to have a lapse of patience — even when a young fan begins accosting him for not recognizing her after a concert. As the story goes, the girl said they had met before, but only in a ‘metaphorical’ way. Henry asks for elaboration on this point. The girl then states that both he and Michael Stipe live in her head, and that the last time the three of them were together, Rollins had watched her and Stipe have sex. But such things are but blips in the life of one whose fans, when they aren’t bidding to sleep with him, chuck canned food at his head.
Daniel Radcliffe is young England’s—and now Broadway’s—main asset. While just about any moderately famous person is capable of generating an obsessive fan base, we’re talking about an actor who played a boy wizard while appearing in the nude in a play centered around his character’s obsession with horses. So it’s more than a little strange to find a fan wanting to get closer? Reportedly, one fan sent Radcliffe fake body parts in the mail as a sort of gift — or perhaps a reverse-Van Goghian token of love. Another allegedly had Radcliffe sign her wrist so she could make it into a tattoo.
Doomed love, in the context of celebrity obsession, doesn’t often lead to doom. Teenagers and people who obsesses about something as topical as celebrities are seldom willing to take it that far. But Ricardo Lopez, an obsessive Bjork fan, fostered an obsession which led him to a tragic end . Lopez filmed himself making a homemade bomb intended to kill Bjork, filmed all 18 hours of production while explaining the nature of his obsession with the singer, and then shot himself dead. The video is online if you’re twisted enough to seek it out, but long story short Bjork is Icelandic, which means she hails from a country of around 300,000 people — barely enough to qualify for medium-sized city. That means this sad sack became obsessed and killed himself over what we in America would call “Someone from Cleveland“
It’s sort of an adorable story that goes something like this: Kate Moss gets in her car after a night of hard clubbing and sits on a fan who had been waiting for an introduction. Oh wait did we say adorable? What was actually meant was “ripped-directly-from-a-bad-horror-movie-creepy.”
Graffiti, an ice pick, an SVU. What do all these things have in common? If not the film Basic Instinct, then surely Madonna. Such were the instruments of terror a fan used to convey his appreciation for Madonna’s music last September, when he parked outside her New York apartment spray-painting messages of love on street signs and begging her to be with him. It’s a tempting offer, but considering the fact that (brace yourself to feel old) Madonna’s pushing mid-50s he might want to invest in a younger pop star. I hear Rebecca Black is single and might turn 18 this decade.
Rebecca Black has spawned, apart from other things, the strangest fan of all: Lady Gaga. In a bizarre PR move worthy of Charlie Sheen, Gaga defended Black’s beleaguered music video attempt ‘Friday’ as a work of art — and Black herself as a genius to be reckoned with. While this seems pretty unbelievable for a song that involves such profound existential questions like what seat to choose in your friend’s car, let’s keep in mind that 80% of Lady Gaga’s lyrics consist of repeating nonsense words that rhyme with “Gaga”.
From the onset of her career, Nicki Minaj has inspired odd behavior in her fans — but none as odd as a certain die-hard who recently got a gigantic tattoo of her face on his calf. First off, let’s be honest. Her face is not the most recognizable part of Nicki Minaj. Second, a calf tattoo pales in comparison to this fan, who tattooed “Nicki Minaj” on his hands, ensuring that he can never go to another job interview without looking like a serial killer or a hypochondriac. Or something so much worse: a Nicki Minaj fan.
The problem with exalting one’s fans to ‘freak’ status is that, after awhile, some begin to wear the title with a bit too much pride. While there’s a fine line between “Lady Gaga Conversation” and “Lady Gaga Conversation Killers” the phrase “I totally murdered my cat and bathed in its blood” falls pretty solidly in the “Crazy at Any Time” category. While we’re mincing words it is a pretty fair observation that the only thing separating this fan from Lady Gaga is how long the animal was dead before they decided to wear its entrails.
No one can say that Lil’ Wayne isn’t a good role model. The deathless appeal of the man not only attracts an interesting fanbase (Paris Hilton?) but inspires in his fans more innovation in their madcap approaches to meet him than most. It wasn’t a normal stage-crash incident but a brilliant coup when in February, a Weezy fan crashed and robbed the star on the set of a music video while posing as a back-up dancer, only in hopes of returning the stolen goods to Wayne in
Once upon a time, Chris Brown had a following made up of girls who would have jumped barricades to be with him. Now he has to make due with girls who will shave his album title into the back of their head. But perhaps the craziest fans are the thousands who lined up to defend him against the pretty clear cut domestic violence charges he faced — toting such time-honored phrases from the 19th century like “She provoked him”, “I’ll bet Rhianna was the one who hit him first”, and perhaps most hilarious/depressing for humanity in general: “GIVE THE KID A BREAK IT’S HIS FIRST TIME IN HIS FOUR YEAR CAREER!”
When historians look back on our time, they will think of Justin Bieber not foremost as an artist or oddity, but as the 21st century’s foremost inciter of mass hysteria. From inspiring mob violence to mass acts of male vanity (grab the straightening iron, boys/boyish lesbians!), there was perhaps no more insane act of Bieber vigilantism than when a fan stole a water bottle sipped by the star and auctioned it off on TradeMe to the tune of $624. Though this crazy fan could be cast as simply a savvy business person, the same could not be said of the fan who shelled out 600 big ones for Justin Bieber’s backwash.
Celebrity obsessers in 1926 may not have had e-bay and iPhones, but they knew how to make their presence known. Rudolph Valentino, the foremost sex symbol of the silent era, died at the peak of his career, leaving in his wake a string of ambiguously linked suicides. One involved a young mother trying to shoot herself and then being arrested for attempted self-murder — her body was discovered passed out in a pile of photos of Valentino. In an era where the only free time activities involved pole-sitting and watching various animals get electrocuted, the death of your favorite star probably did seem like the end of the world. So next time someone complains about the endless stream of interchangeable pop stars shat out by the industry, remind them that Justin Bieber saves lives.
In a dark twist uncharacteristic of the lives of ‘90s pop superstars, Selena was killed by the president of her fan club. Though embezzlement and betrayal were factors in the case, accusations of lesbianism were also thrown in the mix by the time the story reached tabloids, making the 23-year-old singer’s murder prime television biopic material — especially after the future President of the United States declared an official “Selena Day” in honor of her death.
One would think it takes a supernova of a performer to launch fans as monomaniacal and strange as to be pegged as subjects for a documentary. But it doesn’t. At least, not in the case of Tiffany Darwish and I Think We’re Alone Now, the film that documents her borderline stalker fans, each of which has their own shrine, and each of which has delusions that Tiffany is their destined mate. As sad as all of these other fan devotions are, it takes special kind of delusion to be obsessed with a celebrity who literally has a “Career Stall” category on Wikipedia.
It’s “Back to Rehab” for “Back to Black” singer Amy Winehouse. Reps for the jazzy British powerhouse, who swept the 2007 Grammy Awards, have confirmed that Winehouse re-entered rehabilitation in Southwest London this week as the latest step in her ongoing battle against drugs and alcohol.
“She has embarked on a treatment program at the Priory Clinic. She wants to be ready for performances in Europe this summer and decided to seek an assessment. She will remain at the Priory on doctors’ advice,” according to Winehouse’s spokesperson. “Her dad sat her down and said ‘I think you’re drinking too much again.’ So she agreed to go an assessment to stop it becoming a bigger problem. She’s determined, and this is all off her own back. It’s just a lapse. There are ups and downs on the road, and there have been mostly ups recently. But this is a down and she’s done the right thing and gone to rehab.”
Snoops say that on her way to rehab, Winehouse stopped by London liquor store, where she picked up a mini-bottle of Smirnoff for one last swig. Oh Amy, we can always depend on you to deliver the hits with a side of foolery! Amy has a storied history with addiction and was photographed snorting cocaine in a series of snaps published in Britain’s The Sun several years ago.
The singer is set to hit the road for a series of summer gigs, kicking off in Europe June 18. Amy’s scheduled to take the stage in Belgrade, Serbia, Greece, Space, Poland, and Hungary. Some fans believe she will be performing some new material ahead of the long-overdue follow-up album to her blockbuster 2006 LP.