Monday, February 28, 2011
Rosefelt, who was working as a publicist on the 1985 mistaken identity comedy, recalls the day he first told Madonna that Ritts would be photographing her and costar Arquette for publicity photos and, possibly, the film's poster.
“Is he gay?” Madonna asked. “Gay men take good pictures of me.”
Rosefelt recalls that during the meeting for the film's ad campaign an agency was pitching a campaign that traded on the film's disillusioned housewife plot, with Arquette’s face on a toaster and Madonna’s face on a piece of toast. Thinking the images were terrible, Rosefelt pulled out photos from the Ritts session, causing a hush in the room.
The Voice is based on a Dutch hit in which contestants audition while judges face the other direction, unable to see the contestants. The judges make their verdicts based on the singer’s vocal talent alone rather than being influenced by the contestant’s physical appearance. After the audition rounds, the judges will coach the contestants.
As a Dutch guy, I'm quite proud this format has gone over so well in the United States!
Enjoy Lady Gaga singing Born This Way as the final encore of her Monster Ball show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Obviously, this is a fan recording, but the show itself has been filmed for the HBO special (and DVD) 'Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Live In Madison Square Garden'.
Imagine it: ripped from the water, these amazing animals are stripped of the dorsal fins that they need to swim and then left to bleed to death in the ocean. Shark finning is a gruesome practice. It often involves catching sharks, cutting off their fins and tails usually while they are still alive, and throwing them back in the water.Unable to swim, the shark bleeds to death or drowns. By just harvesting the fins, which take up less space on a boat than the rest of the low-value shark carcass, fishermen are able to stay out much longer and pull in many more sharks.
Overfishing of sharks continues today at unsustainable levels. Mighty hammerheads, and many other types of sharks, have been decimated and graceful oceanic whitetips have almost disappeared – nearly a third of all shark species face extinction. The demand for shark fins drives an industry, causing as many as from 26 million to as much as 73 million sharks to be killed every year, predominately for use in shark fin soup. At around $400 a pound, it’s a very lucrative business.
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The Social Network - 4 votes
Black Swan - 3 votes
The King's Speech - 9 votes
True Grit - 1 vote
Now for this week's poll, let me know which sitcom you like better, Two And A Half Men or The Big Bang Theory (pictured above). Voting's one!
THE only trouble with Lexus' new ad is that KYLIE MINOGUE doesn't come free with each car sold. The pop pixie has lent her face and driving skills to the manufacturer's campaign for its new CT 200h model. No matter how smart its interior, a spruced-up Kylie will get more pulses racing than an well designed dashboard any day of the week.
The soundtrack to the promo is provided by 30 drummers from around the world, including GORILLAZ star STANLEY McKENZIE and former SMITHS sticks man MIKE JOYCE.
As the snare rhythm builds to an ear-popping crescendo, the action cuts to Kylie sitting in a silent Lexus.
Putting a finger to her mouth, she says: "Shh. Join the quiet revolution."
Commenting on her involvement in the ad, Kylie said: "The CT 200h is your own space for peace and quiet among the hustle and bustle of the world."
Scriptwriters are planning a big twist between the three main characters. They are only in the first draft stages, but ideas are already being floated about a pregnancy love triangle, with Bridget worrying about who is the father.
He said: "I think I may spend some time in the studio this summer. I'm unemployed right now. I haven't been hired for anything so I may hire myself to write some music. It's right around the corner."
Good! I'm looking forward to some new JT music!
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Sunday, February 27, 2011
To all of the faithful fans: thank you for coming and please keep coming back, and to all of the casual visitors: welcome to see you here, let's see you again!
Let's make it to the second million, thank you all so much for coming!
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Don't forget - you'll also be able to watch the Kidz video on TakeThat.com from 8pm tonight!
Friday, February 25, 2011
The St. Petersburg location holds special meaning for Madonna. “St Petersburg, Russia was one of the most magical nights on my ‘Sticky & Sweet’ Tour and I’m thrilled that we’ve found the perfect location and ideal environment there for the next Hard Candy Fitness,” commented Madonna.
“Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros TV have decided to discontinue production of Two and a Half Men for the remainder of the season,” two companies said in a statement.
Too bad, I enjoy watching Two and a Half Men every day...
The couple returned to the university where Prince William served as patron of the university’s 600th appeal, which hopes to raise $160 million over the next three years. Prince William and Kate also received a scholarship in their name, which will be worth $100,000 and go to funding the tuition for future students.
“Good morning, America,” Britney said in a video message. “I’m excited to tell you on Tuesday morning, March 29, I’ll be performing for the first time ever in a special concert in San Francisco’s historic Castro district on Good Morning America. And I promise you it’ll be a morning to remember. See you soon!”
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Antwerps Sportpaleis (Antwerp's Sport Palace), also called Sportpaleis Antwerpen or simply the Sportpaleis, is an arena in Antwerp, Belgium. It is a multipurpose hall where concerts, sporting events, festivals and fairs are organized. The arena was built for sport, especially track cycling, but there is now little sport there, an exception being the Diamond Games tennis.
According to Billboard Magazine, the Sportpaleis is the second most visited event hall in the world, second only to Madison Square Garden. The Sportpaleis is known for performances by both Dutch-speaking and international artists. It also hosts the Nekka-Nacht, the Proximus Diamond Games tennis tournament for women and Pop Poll De Luxe, organised by the magazine HUMO.
The main building is 88 metres wide and 132 metres long and has a roof spanning 11.600 m². Under the stands, there is a wooden cycling track 250 meters long and 8 meters wide. The arena is elliptical and has two floors.
Billboard Magazine said the Sportpaleis was the second most visited event hall in the world between November 2007 and November 2008, with 1,239,436 visitors. Only Madison Square Garden in New York had more.
The arena can hold 18,500 people. It has 13,500 seats in the stands and 1,780 square center (seats) and the capacity to house a standing audience of 5,000.
Congratulations, and well-deserved!
February 25 - Brisbane - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
February 26 - Gold Coast - Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
February 28 - Newcastle - Newcastle Entertainment Centre
March 4 - Sydney - Acer Arena
March 5 - Sydney - Acer Arena
March 7 - Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena
March 8 - Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena
March 10 - Adelaide - Adelaide Entertainment Centre
March 12 - Perth - Burswood Dome
I've seen the show last May at Gelredome in Arnhem, so I can tell you Australian fans you're in for a great night!
Rihanna, speaking about her Loud Tour 2011, which I will be seeing at Gelredome Arnhem in November! Loved the Last Girl On Earth Tour last year, so I hope this show will be just as good!
2) Self Inflicted
3) The One That Got Away
4) Hummingbird Heartbeat
5) Thinking Of You
6) If You Can Afford Me
8) California Gurls
10) Waking Up In Vegas
What are yours?
Both Natalie and Mila play their parts as the White Swan and the Black Swan extremely well, and their ballet performances throughout the movie are just outstanding, especially considering none of them used body doubles.
It's the kind of movie that demands your attention for the full (almost) two hours, but if you're willing to give it that attention, it will be worth your while!
Beyonce appeared in L'Officiel Paris in designer dresses, including one designed by her mother, in an African Queen themed 90th anniversary issue but the mag claims that she was "voluntarily darkened". They said that the entire shoot was a tribute to the star's "African roots"
"The designs are all reflective of the African influence on fashion this season," the magazine said in a statement. "As for the artistic make-up, the inspiration came from several African rituals during which paint is used on the face."
Reservations clerk Wilbert "B.J." Brookins, 31, was charged with sexual battery Wednesday, a day after the woman and her two young children arrived from out of state to celebrate her birthday with a family vacation, records state.
The woman accused him of raping her Tuesday evening. The alleged rape happened after he took her and her children on a free tour of the Magic Kingdom, according to arrest records.
Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger said Thursday that Brookins had been placed on unpaid leave pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.
And finally, here's Kylie Minogue singing Spinning Around, at Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland, during the Aphrodite - Les Folies Tour.
I have now posted the entire show. I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I did. Can't wait to see the show myself on March 17 (Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam) and March 19 (Sportpaleis Antwerpen).
Afterwards, he had his picture taken with two fans. They said, “He was very nice and wanted to talk pictures with everyone.”
The event marked the couple’s first joint appearance since the announcement of their engagement last year. Prince William and Kate are set to marry on April 29.