Monday, June 25, 2007

Is Katie Holmes Your Favourite Celebrity?

So, is Katie Holmes your favourite celebrity? Do you have a favourite celebrity? If not, don't you think you ought to choose one?

While you're thinking about that why not check out the site dedicated to news about Katie Holmes? There's a series of news reports and stories about her, as well as photographs and even news video.

There's also a section on Katie Holmes' marriage to Tom Cruise. So why not check it out?

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Do We Get Him Done?

That's the question that faces all parents of male children. Circumcision or not?

Is it right to lop a bit off the end of the miniature todger in order to protect him from STDs, from penile cancer, at the loss of some sensitivity?

Well, the argument about sensitivity might not really be all that valid. Click through to see why circumcision, and that loss of sensitivity, probably leads to heightened sexual pleasure, not lowered.

So that solves that argument then, eh?

Friday, June 01, 2007

Joslyn Noel Morse

So now we find out the name of he mystery blonde who has been carrying on with Alex Rodrguez. It's Joslyn Noel Morse.

Rich sportsman, playing out of town, ends up playing away as well? How surprising is this?

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson

Looks like Nelly wants both of them:

St. Louis rapper Nelly is stated to be planning a collaboration with Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey. Jermain Dupri is revealed as saying that the rapper is refusing to take no for an answer on having them join him in the studio.

The "So So Def" CEO and founder Jermain Dupri told MTV in a recent conversation, "Nelly's got a crazy collaboration he's trying to put together, which is him, Janet and Mariah Carey all on one song. That's what he wants. If he could convince them to do it, it would be crazy. He wants Janet to rap a 16-bar verse, he wants Mariah to sing the hook and he's gonna do two verses. He has it all planned out. You ask him about it! This is what he wants; he's 100 per cent deadlocked into it."

One question though: who are all of these people?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Phil Spector Murder Trial

Phil Spector's muder trial is due to start on Mondayin LA:


The murder trial of pioneering rock producer Phil Spector finally begins on Monday, more than four years after a B-movie actress was found shot to death at his castle-like mansion outside Los Angeles.

The trial, delayed repeatedly since Spector was indicted in 2003, will be shown on live television amid fascination with the 1960s musical genius turned recluse who once described himself as having "devils that fight inside me."

Fifty news organizations applied for a seat in the Los Angeles courtroom for the biggest celebrity trial since pop star Michael Jackson's 2005 acquittal on child molestation charges.

I really don't think he's going to get off you know, life without parole is what I expect as the sentence. Rich white guys just don't get the death sentence.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Liz Hurley Wedding: The Menu

As if we needed to know what was being fed to hte guests at Liz Hurley's wedding:

Actress Elizabeth Hurley is feeding her wedding guests obscure regional Indian cuisine adapted to the scarcity of the desert and rarely found in curry houses in the West.

Hurley is celebrating her wedding to Indian businessman Arun Nayar in Jodhpur, the main city of the arid Marwar region bordering India's Great Thar Desert, where people have mastered ekeing hearty meals out of a parched land.

"You have to develop a taste for it," said Kiran Arora, executive chef at Jodhpur's Taj Hari Mahal hotel, where some of Hurley's guests are staying. "They are all very simple dishes."

Most items on the menu will be unfamiliar to people used to eating tandoori fare at Western curry houses. Marwari food is traditionally vegetarian, though it has been broadened in recent times to include meat dishes.

The cuisine developed in one of the hottest corners of India, the Rajasthan province, in an age when cows were plentiful but refrigerators not yet invented, so milk and its products had to be used up quickly.

Lashings of sweet buttermilk are used instead of water, which is scarce, to make gravies and sauces in many of the dishes that will be served to Hurley's guests on Friday at the Meherangarh Fort, said Arora, whose colleagues have been planning the meals.

Dal bhati churma is perhaps the quintessential Marwari dish, in which tough, wheat dumplings are bashed into crumbs and mixed into a soup of savory lentils.

Whear dumplings and lentil soup. Oooooh, yum yum I don't think.

Record Companies and Digital

The really doesn't sound like a sensible business strategy for the record companies faced with the digital revolution: Do nothing.


Record labels need the digital music market to take off. So why aren't they helping it any?

Physical CD sales have been in decline for the last five years, and according to various estimates are expected to fall another 15%-20% again this year. And while digital revenue is on the rise, it is not yet reversing the trend. Sony BMG global digital business president Thomas Hesse says that if physical revenue drops by 15%, digital revenue must rise by 60% to compensate. This year, he expects net revenue to fall.

So what are labels doing other than licensing their music to digital services that they hope will become successful? According to many service providers and industry analysts, the answer is -- nothing.

"There's no plan, no sense of direction," one digital retailer executive says. "They're just hoping somebody is going to figure all this out for them."

To date, that somebody has been Apple -- its iTunes store commands 70% of all digital music sales and the iPod around 80% of all digital music devices. Yet, record labels are the first to point out that Apple can't reverse their falling fortunes on its own. They need more services selling more music to more people. And although labels have tried to support potential competitors to iTunes, such as Microsoft's Zune bid, these services are merely limping along.

There's only one way this would make sense. Stop signing new artists altogether, slim the company right down and live off the residuals. Otherwise, they've got to find some way of dealing with it.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Peter Frampton's Grammy

Well, I'm just about old enough to remember Frampton Comes Alive, beofre he went and spent all the money on cociane. So this is good news, he gets a Grammy:

British rock guitarist Peter Frampton, whose 1976 album "Frampton Comes Alive!" was one of the biggest-selling releases of all time, won the first Grammy of his career on Sunday for an album of instrumentals featuring an all-star cast of musicians.

Frampton, 56, took home the pop instrumental album Grammy for "Fingerprints," on which he played Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, guitarist Hank Marvin, and two members of Seattle rock band Pearl Jam.

The other nominees were Gerald Albright, Larry Carlton, Fourplay, and Spyro Gyra.

Frampton was also nominated in the rock instrumental performance statuette for "Black Hole Sun," originally recorded by Seattle rock band Soundgarden, but lost to the Flaming Lips for "The Wizard Turns On ..."

Don't spend the money the same way this time, eh?


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Friday, February 02, 2007

Tomi Rae Hynie

Well, no one is really quite sure whether Tomi Rae Hynis is in fact James Brown's widow but she certainly had a child by him: bit unfair if she doesn't get something from the estate.

Tomi Rae Hynie is takin' it to the man. Or to the man's estate, at least. 

James Brown's longtime partner sued Thursday for half of the late singer's estate, maintaining that she was married to Brown at the time of his death and that she's entitled to a portion of his assets despite the fact that the Godfather of Soul didn't provide for her in his will. 

"I have a long hard battle to fight for my husband's rights, for my rights and for my son's rights that have been completely violated during this time," Hynie told the Associated Press. "I am his wife. It's my home." 

Brown's attorneys have maintained that his marriage to Hynie—they swapped vows in 2001—was never legal because she was married to someone else at the time, a union that was eventually annulled. Hynie and Brown never made things official after the annulment, however, the lawyers say.

There's something I never understand abot these fights: there's plenty of money in the estate, why are his other children willing to spend so damn much on legal fees?


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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Sean "Diddy" Coombs

Here's the problem with making up a name for yourself:

A London-based record producer launched his bid on Thursday to force U.S. rapper and hip-hop music producer Sean "Diddy" Combs to change his alias or stop using the hugely popular MySpace and YouTube Internet sites.

Richard "Diddy" Dearlove says that Combs has breached an earlier undertaking not to use the name "Diddy" in Britain, because people there can see Combs' pages on the international MySpace and YouTube sites were he appears as "Diddy."

"We want him either to use a neutral name like P. Diddy or to shut them down," said Iain Purvis, Dearlove's lawyer at the High Court in London where the case is being heard.

Both Internet sites have become key marketing platforms for international artists, and Combs' site on showed that his profile had been visited nearly 10 million times.

The problem is, someone else might already have taken that made up name for themselves. After all, what was wrong with Puff Daddy anyway?


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Russell Crowe as the Sherriff of Nottingham?

Now here's a little bit of revisionist history going on:

Universal Pictures has scored a bull's-eye, winning a heated bidding war for a revisionist take on the legend of Robin Hood with Russell Crowe attached to play the Sheriff of Nottingham.

The script revolves around Crowe's character's investigation of a series of murders in which Robin Hood is the suspect.

The project hails from Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris, creators of the series "Sleeper Cell." Imagine Entertainment is producing

Part of the strength of the script was the simple idea of doing Robin Hood by making the sheriff the good guy," Reiff said.

The bidding war came down to Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema, though Regency Enterprises, DreamWorks Pictures and Columbia Pictures were said to be involved as well. About 36 hours after the script had gone out, Universal won. And the writers -- whose "Sleeper Cell" Showtime had canceled on January 25 -- became part of one the biggest deals in some time.

Me, I'd put this down to the American idea that the lawman is always the good guy. It's us, the Brits, through bitter historical experience, who remember that that is not always so.