Saturday, 27 December 2008

Eartha Kitt dies aged 81

IMAGE: Eartha Kitt as catwomanEarth Kitt as Catwoman in the 1960s Batman TV series

The actress, singer and all out sultry sex symbol Earth Kitt died of cancer on Christmas day aged 81.
Ironically, one of the things she is most famous for is the original recording of "Santa Baby" in 1953.



The actress has played many parts, but for most people her feline movement and purring speech made her the ultimate and 'purr'-fect catwoman. A part she filled in the 1960s Batman series.



Eartha Kitt's career spanned six decades and her life story can make for some sad reading.

An obituary for Eartha Kitt: BBC

News of Eartha Kitt's death: The Independent

Eartha kitt: Official website

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Michael Jackson is "fighting for his life"!

IMAGE: Michael Jackson in a wheelchairMichael Jackson is said to be seriously ill.

According to Ian Halperin, the author behind a new biography of the singer, Michael Jackson is "seriously ill".

The author claims in his book that the pop star is suffering from Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. A genetic illness that is potentially fatal.
Mr Halperin also claims Michael Jackson has developed emphysema and is losing vision in his left eye.

See story: The Sun

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Boy George gets medeival on hacker's ass!

IMAGE: Boy George wearing chain mailPop singer/DJ Boy George is in court for his home-made version of 'chain mail'. Although, to be more precise it should be 'chain male'.

The former Culture Club singer (real name George O'Dowd) has been charged with false imprisonment after it was alleged that he handcuffed and chained a male escort (Auden Carlsen) to a wall at his home. Accusing him of hacking into his computers at home.

The two had initially met on the gay social networking site Gaydar.co.uk. They arranged to meet for a "pornographic photo shoot". It appears that shortly after that meeting, Boy George believed Auden Carlsen to have tampered with his home computers. The singer sent him several "bizarre" emails until eventually sending an email apologising for the tone of previous emails and requesting a second meet up. It was on this second meeting that Boy George and an unidentified other man, handcuffed and chained the male escort to the wall.

Wonder if Mr Carlsen asked "do you really want to hurt me?". That surely would have tipped Boy George over the edge. Haha.

Read full story: BBC

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Heather Locklear DUI charge!

IMAGE: Heather Locklear mugshotActress Heather Locklear has been charged with a DUI.
Although the former Dynasty star did not have alcohol or illegal drugs in her system.

She was however under the influence of prescription drugs, of which, when arrested, the police said she showed signs of "obvious impairment".

The police were alerted to Locklear "driving erratically" by a papparazzo dialling 911.

For more see: LA Times - Locklear

Friday, 14 November 2008

Michael Jackson's Neverland deeds!

IMAGE: Michael Jackson beggingMichael Jackson has lost ownership of his Neverland ranch according to news reports.

Regular readers may remember us previously posting about Neverland going up for auction, due to Jackson's unpaid $24.5m debts on the property.

Although, as it turned out, Michael's ownership of the property got a last minute 'stay of execution', when he was bailed out of the debt by investment firm Colony Capital, just one week before the auction.

But this week Mr Jackson has transferred the deeds of ownership to Sycamore Valley Ranch Company. A company Jackson has a share in and is also said to be linked to the aforementioned Colony Capital investment company.

See full story: BBC Entertainment news

Sunday, 2 November 2008

The Beckhams talking Japanese!

IMAGE: Japanese fans of David BeckhamJapanese fans for David Beckham

David and Victoria Beckham do a hell of a lot of advertising endorsements. But this one is at least entertaining.

Here we see an interesting Japanese ad for TBC showing the Beckhams performing a sort of 'Bewitched' skit.
The best bit of all, is that their voices have been dubbed over in Japanese.
It's amazing how the Japanese found a David Beckham sound-alike!

Friday, 24 October 2008

Paris Hilton for President!

Paris Hilton at the Whitehouse - Paris for President

After John McCain decided to use footage of Paris Hilton and Britney Spears in a campaign video, comparing them to his rival Presidential candidate Barack Obama, with the statement:

"He's the biggest celebrity in the world...
...but is he ready to lead?"

Paris herself (along with the guys at FunnyOrDie.com) have produced a response video.

See more Paris Hilton videos at Funny or Die


See McCain's original here on YouTube

Monday, 20 October 2008

Nelly Furtado's secret wedding!

IMAGE: Nelly Furtado got marriedCanadian singer Nelly Furtado revealed to Entertainment Tonight Canada that she secretly got married over the summer.

On July 19th Nelly wed Demacio Castellon, a sound engineer whom she worked with on her 2006 album 'Loose'.

The singer has said
"I just feel kind of free and relaxed and more in tune with trying not to be so stressed out, I'm happy ... I'm excited about the future."

See story AFP

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Minnie Driver's baby on MySpace!

IMAGE: Minnie Driver and baby sonInstead of signing some super lucrative, celebrity magazine deal for her first baby pics, actress/singer/songwriter Minnie Driver decided to publish her first picture of her baby son on her MySpace page.

Minnie, 38, posted the picture of herself and her son Henry Story Driver just one month old on the popular networking site.

Also on her profile are several songs that she wrote/performed for you to listen to, and a video of her performing a live acoustic song with The Who's Pete Townsend.

See Minnie Driver's MySpace page for larger image.

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Hollywood legend Paul Newman dies.

IMAGE: Paul Newman - Bare chestedLegendary Hollywood actor Paul Newman has died of cancer at his home on Friday, aged 83.

The star had only retired from acting in May 2007, because he felt he could not perform to the best of his ability.

Newman performed in over 60 films. He played iconic roles in such classics as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke and The Sting.
He played varied roles in his career, even performing the voice for the character Doc Hudson in Pixar's 2006 animated film Cars.

For more details and a short video showing iconic performances see BBC Entertainment news.

Monday, 22 September 2008

George Michael arrested in toilets (again)!

IMAGE: George Michael toilet signCrack smoking, flash friendly, George Michael toilet symbol added.

Yes George Michael arrested in toilets once again! Only this time he was after the other type of crack.

According to The Telegraph newspaper, George Michael was arrested for possession of marijuana and crack cocaine, in a north London underground toilet, after police were tipped off by a lavatory attendant.

George Michael has said:

"I want to apologise to my fans for screwing up again, and to promise them I'll sort myself out. And to say sorry to everybody else, just for boring them".

You would imagine that multi-millionaire pop stars would avoid public toilets like the plague. But no, not George. In fact he seems to use public conveniences like some sort of recreational convenience store.
A 'one-stop shop' where you can arrange a date, buy some condoms, buy some crack and shockingly, maybe even go to the toilet.

The first public toilet to start selling CDs, DVDs, milk and bread will definitely gain itself a life long customer.

For more see: Telegraph.co.uk

Sunday, 7 September 2008

"In a world..." without Don LaFontaine

IMAGE: Don LaFontaine Don LaFontaine - The Don of voice over artists dies age 68

One of the most successful voice over artists Don LaFontaine, died on Monday 1st September aged 68.

Don LaFontaine voiced over 5,000 trailers, and thousands more TV and radio adverts during his career spanning 33 years. he was best known for the catchphrase beginning "in a world...".

Full story at: Associated Press

Below is a nice comedy skit featuring five of the top voice over guys, including of course Don LaFontaine, proving that they don't take themselves too seriously.

The video features Don LaFontaine, John Leader, Al Chalk, Mark Elliot and Nick Tate.

Sunday, 31 August 2008

Jacko hits the big 5-0h!

IMAGE: Michael Jackson 50th birthday cardMichael Jackson no stranger to the 5-0 reaches 50 years old.

Two days ago (29th), Michael Jackson, the so called "Peter Pan of Pop", reached the ripe old age of 50!
Born Michael Joseph Jackson, the seventh of nine children, on August 29 1958 in Gary, Indiana, US.

IMAGE: Michael Jackson - shifty at fiftyMichael Jackson - still shifty at fifty.

The pop singer joins other recent pop superstar Quinquagenarians, namely Madonna and Prince.
BBC entertainment news celebrates Jacko becoming half a century old with a special report charting Michael Jackson's highs and lows to date. Clearly laid out with an interactive diagram and timeline.

By switching tabs at the top of the report you can check out similar reports on Madonna and Prince.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Amy Wine'mouth' tooth tattoo!

IMAGE Amy Winehouse tooth tattooAmy Wine'mouth' - Amy Winehouse tooth tattoo

Some people see celebrities as their idols. Some fans name their children after their fave celeb, or even officially change their own name to that of their hero.
Other fans wear t-shirts to show their fanaticism. Some even go as far as to have tattoos of their favourite famous face, to show the world their permanent devotion.

IMAGE: Simon Cowell tooth tattooAnd, then there's those that want to show permanent support, but in an undercover and very discreet way.
These particular folks probably choose to get a tooth tattoo!

I suppose if your hero was Simon Cowell (pictured right), you'd probably want to hide the tattoo out of sight too.

SEE: 'Tattoos for teeth' for details.

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Lily Allen's gift to Perez Hilton

IMAGE: Lily Allen Perez Hilton catfightLily Allen and Perez Hilton battle via their blogs

Isn't the internet wonderful? Helping people communicate and bringing them together, whether they are across the world or even 'worlds apart'.

For instance the gossip blogger Perez Hilton does what he does best and has had a few things to say about Lily Allen for a while now.
If you've ever ventured onto his blog you'll know he likes to illustrate his stories with photos, added to which, his very own artistic slant, to emphasise his point.
See this example of Lily Allen below from his blog.

IMAGE: Lily Allen drunk Perez Hilton editPerez Hilton's touched up pic of Lily Allen 'wasted'

Now, not just anyone can construct these masterpieces. You need extensive knowledge and skill with Photoshop or similar photo editing software. But get this, Perez is not the only one with this amazing artistic talent.

Perez made his art about Lily Allen for HIS blog, and even though she is a big celebrity/pop singer she has taken the time to remember the little people and has returned the favour, by making art about Perez Hilton for HER blog, using Perez's own style.

IMAGE: Perez Hilton by Lily AllenLily Allen's hidden camera shot of Perez Hilton

The interesting part about their war of words (and pictures) is the comments left on Lily's and Perez's battle posts.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Pamela Anderson goes down under.

Pamela Anderson enters Big Brother Australia

Former Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson 'busts' into the Australian Big Brother house for a fee that she describes as

"huge, a lot" and "Much more than I am worth. I don't want to say how much but it is a lot".

News.com.au has a full report.

For those of you that missed it, here is the moment Pamela entered the Big Brother Australia house.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Comedian Carlin dies aged 71

IMAGE: George Carlin sitting on stepsIconic comedian George Carlin dies aged 71 of heart failure.

The controversial, veteran comedian George Carlin has passed away at the age of 71. He died of heart failure.

Never one to fear boundaries, he was famously arrested in Milwaukee in 1972 and charged with "disturbing the peace" for performing his infamous landmark routine "Seven Words You CanIMAGE: George Carlin mugshots Never Say on Television". In which he examined the seven most offensive words in the English language and with comedic skill, dissected their power to shock as an attempt to take away much of their sting.
Later in 1978 a New York radio station was charged for broadcasting Carlin's best-selling recording of "Seven Words".

George tried to explain that "there are no bad words, only bad intentions".
He was very interested in words and drawing a distinction between words and the intentions behind them. He told audiences:

"Don’t get hung up on language, Look instead for the real culprits — cruelty, coercion, abuse of power, prejudice, exploitation."

NY Daily News has a small piece about him in which they publish some of his more well known 'clean' jokes. Demonstrating that despite the decades his career spans his jokes always continue to be relevant, and most importantly, funny.

Check out this video of George Carlin on a 'buzzword' roller-coaster (try to keep up), and witness a fan of words and phrases steaming through a soundbite stampede.



Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Winehouse emphysema at 24

IMAGE: Amy Winehouse smokingTroubled, 24-year-old singer Amy Winehouse is in the news again. This time relating to her ill health.
In an interview with BBC Radio 1, Amy's father, Mitch Winehouse explained that his daughter has been diagnosed with "traces" of the lung disease emphysema, after being rushed to hospital following a collapse at her home.

He explained "there is a small amount there which is completely repairable, as long as she gives up smoking".
He also warned her circle of drug taking friends and drug dealers to stay away. He said

"I'm saying to those drug dealers, and they know who they are, if they are supplying crack to Amy, then they've got to take responsibility".

He even went as far as to name Amy's close friend and notorious drug taking singer Pete Doherty saying

"I don't want her hanging out with her mates like Pete Doherty either. What hope does she have if people are taking drugs around her?"

Full story and full Mitch Winehouse interview at: BBC Entertainment news

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Tuesday, 17 June 2008

The D.A. clears Spears

IMAGE: Britney Spears car surrounded by paparazziBritney Spears hounded and surrounded by paparazzi

Prosecuters in Los Angeles refused to persue the case of the paparazzo who pressed charges against Britney Spears, alleging she ran over his foot with her car.

According to Associated Press, Deputy District Attorney Joseph D. Shidler blamed the paparazzo himself for causing the injury. He wrote that the "only way the victim's foot could have been where the video indicates it to be was by the victim placing it in that location."

Read more at source: Associated Press

And just because it sort of ties in with the story, I've found this very lame game for you to try. HERE

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Adnan taking GhalibERTIES!

IMAGE: Britney Spears and Adnan GhalibPeople once doubted the sincerity of Britney Spears' saviour and 'knight in shining Armani' Adnan Ghalib, simply because of his job.

Okay, so the fact that Britney's ex-lover Adnan is part of the paparazzi might set some alarm bells going. I know what you're thinking - aren't the paparazzi the enemy of celebs? Was Britney keeping her friends close but her enemies closer?

In fact the paparazzi and the celebs need each other, to varying degrees, more then the general public may realise. But that's beside the point.

Britney must have picked up on his inner kindness. She must have sensed that despite his job, he wasn't the type of guy to insinuate himself into a high profile celebs life, just to get the best dirt.

So it's only now that Adnan is Brit's ex that it suddenly occurred to him that, maybe, just maybe, there might be some worth in those personal and intimate pics and videos they took as a loving couple. Some might say it could even be career enhancing for a paparazzo to have access to such material!

Well, well. It couldn't have worked out better for Mr Ghalib if it had been (ehem) planned. Although, saying that, not all Mr Ghalib's 'plans' are working out.
I'm sure you were all shocked, dismayed and left in a state of disbelief, when you heard that Mr Ghalib was now allegedly trying to sell a Britney Spears sex tape. Sadly for Adnan, it's not going too well.
Despite what he says, he is having trouble getting 'value for money' for his exclusive tape. And to top it all off, according to MTV, Britney's fans are stepping up to defend her honour by issuing death threats to Mr Ghalib, he even alleges he was stabbed by one furious fan.

Sunday, 18 May 2008

The infa'mouse' Winehouse and Doherty vid

IMAGE: Amy Winehouse in WineMouse videoAmy Winehouse and Pete Doherty in their infamous video - Winemouse

Well there isn't much to say about this one.
This is of course, the infamous (or infamousE, if you like) YouTube video of Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty playing with a bunch of day old mice. They named the video "Winemouse".

The video was allegedly 'upped' by Pete himself. There is a 'part 2' to "Winemouse" that has a kitten in it too. This has since been removed from Pete's video selection. But those who were quick off the mark to download it still have it in their video collections.

Although the video has got a strange blue tinge to it, adding to the sinister surreality, if you listen to Pete, it seems the effect was not on purpose.
As weird as the video is, it seems to me to be two mates being odd on purpose and being themselves.
I think you'd be hard pushed to find other big stars acting this (errmm) 'natural' in front of a camera.



Other related video: Amy Winehouse on crack?

Monday, 12 May 2008

Sex and the city of London

IMAGE: Sex and the City movie posterSex and the City has finally hit the big screen with a film version of the popular TV series, four years after the last television episode.

Despite the long gap, the stars of the show, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, were greeted by "hordes of fans" at the world premiere in London's Leicester Square.

The film is due out in cinemas 28-30 May.

See source for more: Reuters

Friday, 9 May 2008

Time for R Kelly to start some 'Real Talk'

IMAGE: R Kelly side profileR Kelly trial due to start after 6 year delay

The trial of top R&B singer R Kelly is due to begin, almost six years since his arrest for the alleged crimes. The singer could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

41-year old Kelly was originally arrested back in February 2002, after the Chicago Sun-Times (Kelly's local paper), sent a video tape to the police, allegedly showing Mr Kelly and an underaged girl involved in sex acts.

Mr Kelly has denied video-taping himself engaging in sex acts.
It is believed that the prosecutors are going to have a complicated task, what with the large amount of time past since the original arrest, and the fact that the alleged victim (now aged 23) refuses to admit she is the girl on the tape.

Read more at source: BBC entertainment news

View R Kelly's relationship video: Real Talk

Thursday, 1 May 2008

David Blaine waiting to exhale for 17m 4s

IMAGE: David Blaine in water filled sphereDavid Blaine breaks underwater breath holding record.

David Blaine, always seeking to upstage himself, has broken a new record for holding your breath under water.

Magician Blaine was suspended in a water-filled sphere while holding his breath for over 17 minutes, on the stage of the Oprah Winfrey show.
Blaine told Oprah (nutter magnet) Winfrey that he was hoping to reach 23 minutes but realised that his heart was beating irregularly, so he ended the stunt at just over 17 minutes, beating former record holder Peter Colat's 16 minutes, 32 seconds.

See source: Reuters

Friday, 25 April 2008

Snipes plays $5m get-out-of-jail card!

IMAGE: Wesley Snipes led by policeWesley Snipes receives three year jail sentence.

Hollywood star and serial tax dodger Wesley Snipes has been jailed for three years for non payment of taxes, despite playing a $5 million 'get-out-of-jail' card.

Despite giving the authorities the run-around for almost a decade, for taxes he insisted he never had to pay, Snipes wrote out, and delivered in court, three cheques for $5 million to the federal government, just hours before sentencing.

They took the money and his liberty for the next three years along with it.

Full story source: Associated Press

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Hollywood bear trainer's grizzly end!

IMAGE: Will Ferrell and bear in Semi ProRocky the bear and Will Ferrell in Semi-Pro | Frank Masi/New Line Cinema

Rocky, the 700lb grizzly bear that recently featured in Will Ferrell's film Semi-Pro has killed its handler.

The bear that had been touted as the "best trained in showbusiness", bit its handler Stephan Miller on the neck.

Although the victim's brother Randy told the Associated Press that the bite occurred during "playful" wrestling behaviour by a "loving, affectionate, friendly, safe bear".
He explained it was "a flash bite and it hit him in a very vulnerable spot".

For more see source: BBC Entertainment news.

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Leona Lewis - US number 1 debut!

IMAGE: Leona LewisLeona Lewis debuts at number 1 in the US Billboard charts.

Leona Lewis the "X Factor" winner has stormed the US charts.
The singer has become the first British female artist to enter the Billboard 200 at number 1 and is also the first British artist to enter the US charts at number 1 with a debut album!

Her hit "Bleeding Love" from her debut album "Spirit" has been immensely popular on radio, online and as a digital download.

See source for more: msnbc

For more Leona Lewis info see her official site

Saturday, 12 April 2008

R2D2 in hospital

IMAGE: Actor Kenny Baker inside R2D2Kenny Baker, the actor that was inside R2D2 in all six Star Wars films, was taken ill on his way back from attending film conventions in Chicago.

74 year-old Kenny has a long-standing asthma condition. He suffered problems during his flight home to the UK. Once back in England, he was rushed to a private hospital in Manchester.

The 3ft 8in star is expected to be back at his home in Ashton-On Ribble in a few days.

More details via source: Lancashire Evening Post

For more info about Kenny Baker check out his official site.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Sean Penn and wife in divorce U-turn!

IMAGE: Sean and Robin Wright PennSean Penn and wife (still) Robin Wright Penn have filed new papers regarding their divorce. Only this time it's to reverse the divorce proceedings.

It was back in December 2007 that Robin Wright Penn originally filed divorce papers.
Was this just a case of 'break up to make up'?

Further info at source: Reuters

Related earlier post: The Penns to divorce.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Dylan's Pulitzer win. How does it feel ...?

IMAGE: Bob Dylan66 year-old Bob Dylan receives honorary Pulitzer Prize

Legendary folk singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has received an honorary Pulitzer Prize for his

"profound impact on popular music and American culture".

See full report via BBC entertainment news

For further info and news of Bob Dylan, check out his official site at bobdylan.com

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Charlton Heston dies aged 84

IMAGE: Charlton Heston 1959Charlton Heston dies at 84 (pictured here in 1959)

Epic Hollywood actor Charlton Heston died at his family home in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday. No cause of death has been given.
Back in August 2002 Mr Heston revealed that he had been diagnosed with neurological symptoms "consistent with Alzheimer's disease". and was quoted as saying:

"I'm neither giving up nor giving in".

Mr Heston's acting career spanned 60 years. He appeared in over 100 films, such as 'The Ten Commandments', 'Ben-Hur' and 'Planet of the Apes'.

Full story via The New York Times.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Sean LeVert dies after week in jail!

IMAGE: Sean LeVertAssociated Press reports that R&B singer Sean LeVert has died after a week in jail.

Sean was sentenced just last week to 1 year and 10 months, for non payment of $89,025 child support.
Mr LeVert was just 39 when he died. His brother Gerald LeVert died in 2006 at the age of 40.
The two of them alongside childhood friend, Marc Gordon had formed the R&B group LeVert, that had a big hit with 'Casanova'.

Sean and Gerald were sons of Eddie LeVert, the lead singer of legendary soul group 'The Ojays'.

Read more at source AP

Monday, 31 March 2008

Sharon and Ozzy offended 128 viewers!

IMAGE: Sharon and Ozzy OsbourneSharon and Ozzy host the Brit Awards - 128 complaints received.

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne were the hosts for the UK's annual Brit Awards.
Not surprisingly ITV1 (the channel broadcasting the event) received 128 complaints over the use of "offensive" language.

Despite the complaints, ITV1 received no criticism from Ofcom (the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries).

Ofcom said the comments were made "after the watershed (9pm) and in a programme with a particular reputation".

Full story via BBC entertainment news.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

LA times opens old Biggie/Tupac wounds.

IMAGE: Notorious BIG and Tupac ShakurThe L A Times has recently reported "newly discovered information" regarding the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur.

Tupac survived the infamous 1994 beating and shooting at Quad Recording Studios on New York's 7th Avenue . He then went on to rap about the incident in several of his lyrics.
In these lyrics and in interviews Tupac had accused Sean "P Diddy" Combs and his associates of being behind the 'hit' on him.
This is believed to be the beginning of the East Coast/West Coast rivalry.

The L A Times claims that the "newly discovered information" appears to support Tupac's accusations.
Although in a BBC news report about the L A Times report they have quoted Sean Combs as saying:
"I am shocked that the Los Angeles Times would be so irresponsible as to publish such a baseless and completely untrue story".

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Horton hears the cash registers ching chinging!

IMAGE: Jim Carey - SurprisedJim Carrey looks pleasantly surprised as 'Horton' débuts at No. 1

Jim Carrey makes a successful return to Who-ville.
Carrey was great as The Grinch back in 2000 and now the actor is back in another Dr Seuss story. This time no 'rubber-facery' required as Jim provides the voice of Horton the elephant.

According to Reuters; 'Horton Hears a Who' has debuted at No. 1, giving actor Jim Carrey his biggest opening at the North American box office in almost five years.
The computer animated family film has brought in estimated first weekend sales of $45.1 million.
A few more weekends like that and they should be able to cover the $85 million production budget.

Watch a trailer for Horton Hears a Who.

Official Horton Hears a Who site.

Monday, 10 March 2008

Amy Winehouse cash-strapped for cab fare.

IMAGE: Amy Winehouse and cabbieAmy Winehouse can't find cash for cabbie!
Did you know that a drug habit costs a lot of money? Oh, right, okay you knew that one did you.
Well alright then, did you know that the paparazzi could be generous and helpful? Aha, now then.

According to the Daily Mail newspaper, strung out songstress Amy Winehouse didn't have enough money to pay her cab fare home. Once arriving home, the patient cabbie allowed Amy to crawl around her home to find the cash only to have her return empty handed. (see above pic).

Surprisingly (or maybe not, as they were getting great tabloid pics) the photographers that hang around her door, clubbed together and paid the cab fare off for her.
Aww how sweet.

Related post: Amy Winehouse on crack

Thursday, 28 February 2008

Neverland on the 'never, never'!

IMAGE:Michael Jackson-BeggingMichael Jackson begs auctioneers "Don't stop til ya get enough!"
As reported on Fox News, Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is to be put up for auction on March 19 2008, if the pop singer doesn't pay off the $24.5 million debt by that date.

When/if Neverland is auctioned it will include EVERYTHING!: all furniture, all fixtures and fittings, all fairground rides, all appliances and even all personal property inside. Everything and the kitchen sink.

Some believe Jackson may just let the sale proceed. He hasn't lived at Neverland since 2005, when he left for Bahrain. Most of the rides have been sold already and all the animals have gone.

Fox News has a PDF copy of the Notice of Sale HERE.

Friday, 22 February 2008

Will Smith hits back about Hitler!

IMAGE:Will Smith Vs WENNWill Smith wins damages and an apology from news agency WENN.

Will Smith has successfully won an apology and libel damages from news agency World Entertainment News Network (WENN) for falsely accusing him of saying that Adolf Hitler was "a good person".

Will Smith's solicitor Rachel Atkins said "the allegation is false and without any foundation". And that the article had been "deeply distressing" to Mr Smith casing him "acute embarrassment".

The solicitor representing WENN apologised for the "misleading allegations".
John Melville-Smith, for WENN said "The defendant accepts that the allegations concerning the claimant were misleading and published in error."

Rachel Atkins also said that in actual fact, the Hollywood actor "believed Hitler to be a vile and heinous man".

VIA

Saturday, 16 February 2008

Gary Coleman - The REAL 40 Year-Old Virgin!

IMAGE: Gary Coleman-40 year old virgin posterGary Coleman - The REAL 40 Year-Old Virgin!

Diff'rent Strokes star Gary Coleman has revealed he is a REAL 40 year-old virgin, despite the fact he got married last August.

According to The Sun newspaper's report today.
The actor is quoted as saying:
"I don’t choose to be, I just am. I have love in my heart, I have the desire — I just don’t know what it is."

The 4ft 8in actor doesn't get much luck when it comes to acting jobs. He wasn't offered the starring role in 2005's 'The 40 Year-Old Virgin, but it seems he would have been the most qualified to play the role.

IMAGE: Gary Coleman in Postal2Poor Gary doesn't even get the chance to play himself!
Gary Coleman features in the infamous video game 'Postal 2 - Share The Pain'.

Gary gave his likeness and voice to the "Gary Coleman character" in the game, but when it came to making the film: 'Postal-The Movie', Verne Troyer (better know as Mini-Me from Austin Powers) plays the part that should be Gary.

According to director Uwe Boll, Gary didn't want to play a character in a movie that had to swear so much on screen.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Shakira strips for charity!

IMAGE: Shakira nakedShakira gives the clothes off her back to charity, literally.
Sexy singer Shakira, donated items of her clothing to charity via an online auction, in connection with "Giving Works" a section of eBay dedicated to charitable auctions.
The items were worn by Shakira on her recent "Oral Fixation" tour .

Associated Press reports that one enthusiastic fan has purchased one of the singer's bras with a winning bid of $3,000. Another lucky bidder has won the privilege of meeting the star and obtaining front-row seats to a future show in Toronto, for a cool $14,000.

The auction has so far raised $76,000 for Shakira's charity Fundacion Pies Descalzos (or Bare Feet Foundation). The foundation was started by Shakira when she was just 18-years-old, and helps to build schools for impoverished children in northern Colombia.

See Associated Press story HERE.

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Wesley Snipes finds property very taxing!

IMAGE:Wesley Snipes - Tax DodgerTax dodging Snipes - Wishing a money train would roll by.

Hollywood star Wesley Snipes is in trouble again!
The actor owes $70,000 in back property taxes on his multi-million dollar pad in New Jersey, according to Fox News.

The 45-year-old has two years to pay up, or risk losing his $8 million home in Alpine, Bergen County.

Hmm, two years for a multi-millionaire to scrape together $70,000.
I wonder if he needs us to send donations to him via PayPal? I mean, well come on, you wouldn't want to see him homeless, kicked out of his $8 million home and have to resort to living in a $7 million cardboard box.

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Sawyer held captive, but not by 'Others'

IMAGE:Actor Josh Holloway as SawyerYes LOST fans, it's back for the fourth series and BBC news has reported that, actor Josh Holloway, who plays the tough guy character 'Sawyer' in the hit TV series, was almost lost for real!

Not only does Sawyer get kidnapped and imprisoned by 'The Others' in the series, but the actor Josh Holloway and his wife were held hostage in real life at their house in Hawaii.

Ruben Royce, aged 23, broke into Holloway's home and threatened him and his wife at gunpoint back in October 2005, before stealing their wallets and their car.
The man also admitted three other robberies and last month was found guilty of a fifth. He was convicted of burglary, robbery, firearms violations and reckless endangerment.
He pleaded guilty to 34 offences as part of a deal, which means a sentence of 30 years in prison.

Prosecutor Maurice Arrisgado said:
"They thought they were going to get killed. This guy was very vicious and had no hesitation in pointing the gun in their face."

Monday, 28 January 2008

Johnny Depp has heart of gold

IMAGE:Johnny Depp-Cpt Jack SparrowHollywood actor Johnny Depp sends heartfelt video message to dying boy

Caring Hollywood actor Johnny Depp sent a personal video message to a dying boy in the UK, after hearing he was a big fan of Pirates of the Caribbean.
The actor even went as far as to dress up as his character from the film - Captain Jack Sparrow, to deliver the emotional video message which came via email.

The 8-year-old boy, Mark Westwood, was fighting an aggressive brain tumour, but despite three operations he sadly lost his fight for life.
Paul Robinson, the boy's granddad said that Mark watched the 35 second video email over and over in the final days of his short life.

While Mark was being treated in hospital his parents had become friendly with another couple that also had a sick child.
The two couples supported each other through their sons' treatments. Mark's parents happened to mention that he was a massive 'Pirates of the Caribbean' fan, only to discover that their new friends were pals with Mr Depp.

Shortly afterwards, Sarah (Mark's mother) received the email containing the video from Johnny Depp.

Read more at: South Manchester Reporter

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Aussie actor Heath Ledger found dead!

IMAGE:Heath LedgerAustralian actor Heath Ledger dies of an overdose at 28
Australian born actor Heath Ledger has been found dead on Tuesday 22 at around 3.30 pm at his Soho apartment in Manhattan, reports CBS news Showbuzz.
He 28-year-old actor is said to of died from a possible accidental overdose of sleeping tablets.
An autopsy on the actor today (Wednesday 23) was inconclusive. The medical examiner's office say that more tests are needed. The police don't appear to believe the death to be suspicious.

Despite there being a rolled up $20 dollar bill found on the floor near Heath's naked body, initial investigations show no visible drug residue found on the bill and no illegal drugs were found in the actor's apartment. The bill has of course been sent away to a lab for more in-depth analysis.

A lot of fellow actors, show business friends and fans have expressed their shock and horror at the tragic news.
But one radical religious group from Kansas has expressed a different view.

FoxNews.com reports that The Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, known for picketing the funerals of soldiers who died in Iraq, has stated that they intend to protest at Heath Ledger's memorial services held in America (not any in his home country, Australia).
They will be holding signs saying that the actor died and is in Hell because he played a gay character in the film 'Brokeback Mountain'.

Shirley Phelps-Roper, speaking on behalf of the Westboro Baptist Church is quoted as saying:

"You cannot live in defiance of God. He got on that big screen with a big, fat message: God is a liar and it's okay to be gay".

The Westboro Baptist Church has produced a press release flier, outlining their intentions. Click to view flier. Or click thumbnail for alternate image location.
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