Tuesday, January 31, 2012
“You know, it’s fun because we know each other so well, but it has its moments. The same things that…didn’t really work sometimes come up. You’re talking and you don’t agree on something and you’re like ‘oh, be quiet!’…you’ll see it on the show a little bit!”
“I’m just like every 19-year-old girl. If you’re in love, you’re in love to the fullest, and you just want to go to the movies, hang out, and be as normal as possible. I’m fortunate that I’ve found someone who has that philosophy.”
The letter, which boasts of the company’s LGBT activism begins, “Starbucks is proud to join other leading Northwest employers in support of Washington State legislation recognizing marriage equality for same-sex couples.” The letter concludes: “We look forward to seeing this legislation enacted into law.”
Thank you, Starbucks!
Adele told fans on Twitter: "Ima be, Ima be singing at the Grammys. It's been so long I started to forget I was a singer! I can't wait, speak soon xx."
On the other hand, Rihanna records seem to be selling themselves, so she probably doesn't even need to go through the effort.
Mark's just splashed out £20k on a painting by an edgy graffiti artist to mark his 40th birthday. And Rob is paying a sculptor to make a life-size statue of wife Ayda Field for his back yard in LA.
A source said: "Mark bought a painting by a London street artist called Bambi. It's of an 80-year-old woman called Mrs Welsh who is a character in a trendy part of London. Mark is really into urban art and has some other pieces from top UK talent. He's become a serious collector."
Check out this cool video of Kylie Minogue performing Better Than Today, live during her amazing Aphrodite Les Folies Tour at Sportpaleis Antwerpen. I was in the audience during this show (as well as two days earlier at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam) and I can truly say it was the best show I've ever seen in my life.
Monday, January 30, 2012
George had to pull a run of UK shows after succumbing to a life-threatening bout of pneumonia at the end of last year. He has now taken to Twitter to explain that the tour will now probably take place this autumn and that the shows may now include new songs.
When asked about when the gigs would be taking place, he wrote: "realistically I can't see my vocal cords being being ready till the summer, but then I have to think about people losing out if they are on their summer hols. So September seems the most likely. Sorry about that everyone. Rest assured I will use the time wisely. As in... working on improving the show, mixing the live tracks, finishing brand new tracks!"
From the new and improved Kylie.com:
Kylie is celebrating 25 years in music this year and we thought we’d take the opportunity to showcase her magnificent career with a brand new and sparkly kylie.com.
We’ve added a new section called Kylie Fashion which will showcase some of Kylie’s greatest costumes and fashion from over the years for you to enjoy.
If you fancy a trip down memory lane, we have a fabulous timeline for you to scroll through packed full of videos, photos and releases.
We hope you love it!
Xx Team Kylie
Oh yes, we do love it!
Check it out starting Monday, February 13th at 10:00 PM ET/9:00 PM CT. The series concludes on Friday, February 17th.
"We have never changed our commitment to diversity and inclusion of all people, and we have no intention of doing so. Nor have we changed our apron policy or the guidelines for our charitable giving."
Thank you, Home Depot! Of course, this won't stop the AFA from claiming victory, just as they did after the failed boycotts of The Walt Disney Company, Ford, and McDonalds, to name just a few. Still, it's great to hear their influence means absolutely nothing!
This probably means the show is selling so badly they don't want us to see just exactly how many tickets are still left. I wouldn't be surprised if this show were to be scaled down to the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, or cancelled altogether.
It's a far cry from Take That's Progress Live 2011 Tour, which sold out the entire Amsterdam ArenA.
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will honour Kylie during the Parade with a spectacular K25 float that pays homage to the artist’s outstanding contribution to the music industry and support of the LGBTQI community. SGLMG’s CEO Michael Rolik says Minogue’s RSVP to Sydney Mardi Gras 14 years after her last performance at the Mardi Gras party in 1998 will go down as a great moment in the organisation’s history.
NSW Minister for Tourism, Major Events and The Arts, George Souris said “The presence of Kylie Minogue is sure to make this the biggest and best Sydney Mardi Gras ever,” he said.
And Kylie is pretty excited herself saying ‘“I simply cannot wait, and it’s going to be a beautiful way to celebrate 25 years of this relationship.”
The film is set to be released sometime this year.
“Today is my birthday, and for my 30th I’d like you all to help me change the world: http://www.charitywater.org/adamlambert/” Adam tweeted, along with a link to a donation page for a charity called charity:water.
“Together, I bet we can raise over $1 million and bring thousands more people clean water.” Adam wrote. Donate to this wonderful cause today and help bring clean water to those who need it!
Earlier in the day, Kelly wrote on her Twitter “Bought some awesome vinyl records, had an amazing popsicle, and enjoying the fact that it’s warmer here in North Carolina!”
“Marc and I were friends before we got married. We were friends for years. And we always loved each other, and we always worked together…. Obviously, we have children together so it’s not like he’s not going to be in my life, he’s always going to be in my life,” Jennifer said.
Three attacks in one country in one week... scary!
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are (12.5 million)
Bruno Mars - Grenade (10.2 million)
LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem (9.7 million)
Jennifer Lopez - On the Floor (8.4 million)
Adele - Rolling in the Deep (8.2 million)
Lady Gaga - Born This Way (8.2 million)
Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer - Give me Everything (8.2 million)
Black Eyed Peas - The Time (Dirty Bit) (7.3 million)
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger (7.0 million)
Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song (6.5 million)
Congratulations, and well deserved!
Mel smiled and replied: "Ooh, I think the Queen's Jubilee concert is the event I'd be looking at more closely for that to happen."
After realising her error, the outspoken star quickly changed the subject. But after the show, she appeared to confirm to studio workers that she had not made a mistake.
Mark's clearly got his domestic life back on track after he spiralled out of control on booze and revealed he had bedded ten different women while he was with Emma. In a bid to beat his demons, the singer checked himself into rehab — and the move seems to have paid off.
He and blonde Emma, 35, were all smiles as they basked in each other's company last week, stopping momentarily to lock lips.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
In a news conference in South Carolina this morning, Perry announced his decision. "As I've contemplated the future of this campaign, I have come to the conclusion that there is no viable path forward for me in the 2012 campaign," he stated. "Therefore today I am suspending my campaign and endorsing Newt Gingrich for president of the United States."
Perry has been trailing in all the recent South Carolina polls and finished well back in both the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. He had faced calls to drop out of the race in recent days as polls show him languishing while Gingrich gains steam.
It's hard for me to imagine a movie that does $700 million-plus doesn't have ongoing value. It's an amazing franchise that they have done a great job of maintaining with absolutely no deterioration. So the simple answer is 'Boy I hope so.'
More Twilight movies! Great idea!
Wow! What a tempest in a teapot. My comments regarding The Golden Globes have been blown way out of proportion. My passion for our film "Gnomeo & Juliet" and belief in Elton's song really got my emotional juices going. But I must say for the record that I do believe Madonna is a great artist, and that Elton and I wish her all the best for next week's premiere of the film "W.E."
As expected, Obama announced he intends to expand the U.S. State Department's Global Entry Program for trusted international visitors; expand and accelerate visa application processing for such countries as Brazil, India and China; and attempt to add more countries to the Visa Waiver Program that allows foreigners from 36 countries to skip the visa process.
The moves all are designed to make it easier for international travelers to visit the United States. In Florida and at Disney World, the issue focuses mostly on Brazilian travelers, whose visa applications are backlogged. Florida and Disney World are among the favorite destinations of free-spending Brazilians, who spend an average of $5,000 each per visit.
"We've got the best product to sell. I mean look at where we are," Obama declared, gesturing to Cinderella's Castle behind him.
"People want to come here," he said. "So this is what it's all about – telling the world that America is open for business," he added.
Obama assured the crowd that the United States would continue to "protect our borders" even as it fosters a more welcoming environment for tourists.
Obama began his brief speech at about 12:40, starting with a recognition of Mickey Mouse. "It's always nice to meet someone who has bigger ears than me," he said.
Those two words, uttered by Madonna, in response to ABC-TV’s Cynthia McFadden’s question about a Lady Gaga song, has “gone viral,” as they say. Even better, when McFadden, who certainly knows what the word means, asked Madonna to define it, M coyly said, “Look it up!”
Apparently, a lot of people have. Now, I keep hearing the word, generally accompanied with a laugh and a reference to the pop icon. Madonna has taught us much over the years, now she’s revived a word rarely used. (Well, I’ve always said if Madonna hadn’t gone into music, she would have stayed in Michigan and become Miss Ciccone, the stern English teacher.)
It was this benign answer about Gaga that became part of the Elton John/ David Furnish’s attack on Madonna, after she won a Golden Globe for best original song on Sunday night. The song is titled “Masterpiece” from her coming film, “W.E.” (Elton’s effort was “Hello, Hello” from the flop animated movie “Gnomeo and Juliet.”) Aside from ripping Madonna’s song, the pair declared - on Twitter and Facebook - that Madonna’s “attack” on Gaga “shows how desperate she is.”
Goodness, I didn’t get that at all. Madonna has no inclination to trash Gaga. But she is certainly within her rights to imply, gently, that Lady G. has appropriated some aspects of her image, sound and message. Music critics were the first, in fact, to point out the similarities between Gaga’s “Born This Way” and M’s “Express Yourself.”
Elton John, who has been a star since 1970, feels he has earned the right to be perennially cranky and opinionated. Fine. And he does wonderful charity work. But I think Madonna, who has been a star since 1983, has earned the right to answer a question honestly, from her point of view. Or to accept an award, if she wins one. Elton has had a bee in his bonnet about Madonna for years. At various times he has criticized her singing, dancing, her right to be a star, even. She has rarely responded.
In this case, however, it is Elton who appears to be “desperate.” Back in the day, Madonna could be ungracious and careless in her remarks, but I never recall her attacking another performer in this manner, or publicly declaring she should have won an award instead of somebody else. (Perhaps she learned her lesson when, in the midst of a wave of positive reviews and publicity for “Evita” - and a Golden Globe win - she said she thought she deserved to be nominated for an Oscar, too. The Academy was not amused.)
The truth is, most of the public has never heard either Elton or Madonna’s song. Why carry on so?
Oh, “reductive?” It means something is the same, only less.
I'm really looking forward to this album, as I absolutely love Mika's music. Hopefully a tour will be announced shortly after the album release!
No hard feelings between Avril Lavigne and Brody Jenner! The two, who recently split, each used their Twitter pages to dispel any rumors the separation might not have been amicable.
“It really upsets me to read all the FALSE!! stories. Avril has always been there for me and is the closest person to my heart. I love her,” Brody tweeted.
Avril, meanwhile, wrote a simple, “luv u 2!!! @BrodyJenner.”
During his appearance on the show, Adam talked about his recent fight with boyfriend Sauli Koskinen that led to their arrest in Finland late last year.
“You know, relationships are work and I’m so lucky to have fallen in love with a great partner. Everybody has their ups and downs, things happen. When you add alcohol to a situation, things can get out of control and some people can get upset and emotional. What happened was, we had too much to drink. We screwed up. There were no injuries, no violence. It was more of childish, foolish, messiness. I was a little irresponsible and I think what I learned from the experience was that I owe it to myself, to my loved ones, and to my fans to be a little more adult and pull it together. New Year’s resolution was like ‘OK, we’re cleaning up the act, and we’re juicing, and exercising,’ and I feel amazing.”
Rihanna is nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Loud, as well as Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for her songs “What’s My Name?” featuring Drake and “All Of The Lights” featuring Kanye West, Kid Cudi, and Fergie
Coldplay is nominated for three Grammys, including Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Paradise,” and Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for “Every Teardop Is A Waterfall.”
They are said to be living apart and haven't gone to a premiere together for more than a year.
U.S. celebrity magazine People has claimed that the couple — who have been together for 14 years — are living largely separate lives.
"According to multiple sources they are all but officially finished," the magazine said.
A source told the magazine: "Angelina is really savouring every moment. She's having a tough time with morning sickness but says it's all worth it."
The snap was the first in a series of bikini shots she posted on Twitter from her break in Hawaii, after finishing almost a year of LOUD shows.
A tour guide has been mauled by a shark while snorkelling at Coral Bay, about 150 kilometres south of Exmouth in WA. It is believed a three-metre tiger shark attacked the 26-year-old man on Thursday afternoon.
Police say the man's injuries are not life-threatening but it is believed he has sustained severe lacerations to his right forearm. The man was flown to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment and is in a stable condition. The Fisheries Department says the beach is closed following the attack. Graham Murphy has run underwater tours in Coral Bay for more than a decade and says the attack is an isolated incident.
"I think it's a big shock to everyone in the area, I mean I've been in Coral Bay for some 14 years, snorkelling regularly each day and never had an issue with sharks of any type. I think it was a complete fluke, a one off. You see sharks regularly when you are snorkelling in the north-west. It's not something I am concerned about when I am out there snorkelling and I dont think any of the tour guides, it doesn't cross their mind because we see sharks so regularly in the water and it's not something we are concerned about."
The attack comes a day after a shark attack south of Newcastle at Redhead Beach left surfer Glen Folkard with serious injuries to his upper leg and torso. Newcastle's beaches have reopened after the attack by what is believed to be a bull shark.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
1) Ode To The Bouncer - Studio Killers
2) You Da One - Rihanna
3) The One That Got Away - Katy Perry
4) Skinny Love - Birdy
5) Young, Wild and Free - Snoop Dogg
6) Hangover - Taio Cruz
7) Turning Tables - Adele
8) She Doesn't Mind - Sean Paul
9) Feel So Close - Calvin Harris
10) I Like It Like That - Hot Chelle Rae
What are yours?