Friday, February 18, 2011

SI Swimsuit Cover REVEALED!

SI Swimsuit Cover REVEALED!: "

UPDATE Tuesday 2/15:

Here's the actual cover of the swimsuit issue, which is on sale now.


(Bjorn Iooss/Sports Illustrated)

Shayk appeared on 'The Today Show' this morning. When Matt Lauer asked about her relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, she said 'You can ask, but I wouldn't respond. We Russian, we keep secrets.' She also explains that her last name is actually Shaykhlislamova, but she shortened it.


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Last night some of the swimsuit models, Irina among them, appeared on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' to do the top ten list. On his show Monday night, Letterman revealed the billboard of the cover near Times Square...except that the taping happened in the afternoon, and a nearby office worker had already taken a photo and tweeted it. See that story below. But when the taping happened and it was still a surprise, Shayk burst into tears.


Last year Shayk sued GQ Spain, claiming that they photoshopped her to appear nude when, she says, she was actually wearing lingerie. Her agency, Elite Models, also took issue with the cover lines: 'In an effort to sell more magazines SPAIN GQ printed 'Want to see Animal Irina Shayk nude?' these kind of statements are not only not true but also defamatory towards Ms. Shayk's persona and image.'

Previously, on 2/14:

Even though it's not technically going to be announced until tonight at midnight on the 'Late Show With David Letterman,' this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl is Russian beauty Irina Shayk.

Here's the photo Rana Wardlaw took of the billboard outside her office and then tweeted. 'I saw it from my office window,' Wardlaw says. 'I work at a media agency called Starcom Worldwide. They unveiled the billboard for a few minutes to tape it for the Letterman Show and then covered it back up. I guess they didn't cover it fast enough!'



WATCH this video from Sports Illustrated:

The 25-year-old is dating soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Here are some other photos of the suddenly very super model.

COED Magazine took this photo with Irina outside the Letterman studio this afternoon.

Here's the bio on her agency ARC NY's website:

Irina Shayk was born on January 6th in a small town called Emanzhelisk in Russia. A village so small its not even found on the map. After attending a modeling class in 2007 Irina became the face of Intimissimi lingerie. 'Irina is perfect fit for the brand with her body of a goddess and Mediterranean looks.'

The same year Irina received international recognition when she appeared in the prestigious Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition of 2007. Since 2007 she has appeared every year in the SI swimsuit issue. Irina's work has been featured in major ad campaigns for La Perla, Lacoste, Paciotti 4US, Guess, Germaine de Capuccini, Beach Bunny and Armani Exchange.

She was a 'Guess Girl' for 3 seasons, embodying its philosophy 'Sophisticated. Feminine. Unapologetically sexy.'

In 2010 Irina became the face of Armani Exchange for 2 seasons, appeared on the covers of over 10 international magazines is currently a brand ambassador for Intimissimi and was named the Top International Model of the Year by Conde Nast in Spain.

Irina currently divides her time between New York and Europe while spending time donating to her charity that helps children and families in need in her homeland of Russia.

Get ready to see a whole lot more of her.



Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon Talk Love Scenes

Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon Talk Love Scenes: "

But did he bite?

Reese Witherspoon and 'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson feature as a forbidden couple in the upcoming early 20th century circus drama 'Water for Elephants,' and nothing about the film has gotten more buzz than their supposedly steamy love scenes.

Hope they edit out the giggles, based on what they told Entertainment Tonight.

The pair sat down to talk about filming together -- Reese says she's 'lucky' to be able to kiss Rob -- and said it's quite the good time.

'We'll probably just laugh the whole time, because all we do is joke around and laugh... we just have a great time.'

There's also a bit of awkward, oedipal chat -- Pattinson played an aged Witherspoon's son in the 2004 film 'Vanity Fair,' though the scene was eventually cut.




Britney Spears Dances, Fist Fights Herself In New Music Video

Britney Spears Dances, Fist Fights Herself In New Music Video: "

Britney Spears debuted the music video for her new song 'Hold It Against Me' on Thursday night, and it has something for everyone -- especially if you're strongly considering making a few purchases.

Spears briefly dances in a wedding dress, then fist fights herself, but the real stars are the product placements: her own perfume line, dating site, Sony electronics and perhaps more.




New 'Spider-Man' Movie Title Announced

New 'Spider-Man' Movie Title Announced: "

Spider-Man's future gives a nod to its past.

Sony Pictures announced the title of the new Spider-Man movie today, revealing that the series reboot will be called 'The Amazing Spider-Man.' That's the name of the original comic book (well, after Spider-Man debuted in Amazing Fantasy #15), and it's appropriate, because the film will take viewers back to Peter Parker's early days as the wall crawler.

Andrew Garfield will play the geeky Parker and conflicted, guilt-ridden Spider-Man (whom he had to bulk up to portray), while Emma Stone will play Gwen Stacey, his high school girlfriend (before he dated the iconic Mary Jane). The film is being directed by Marc Webb. Shooting has already begun.

The full release is below, followed by a new image released by the studio (geek note: you may notice on Spider-Man's wrists that he is wearing mechanical web shooters, as he wears in the comics; in the last round of movies, he was portrayed as naturally shooting web from his own wrists):



CULVER CITY, Calif., February 14, 2011 - Columbia Pictures announced today that the title of the next Spider-Man film will be The Amazing Spider-Man.

The studio simultaneously released a photo of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, the first shot of Garfield in the famous full mask and suit (see attachment).

The film, which is now in production and is being shot entirely in 3D, will be released on July 3, 2012. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the Marvel Entertainment production for Columbia Pictures. The executive producers are Stan Lee, Kevin Feige, and Michael Grillo. The film's official website is

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PHOTOS: Justin Biebers Wardrobe Malfunction

PHOTOS: Justin Bieber's Wardrobe Malfunction: "

A little word of advice to Justin Bieber and his handlers: XYZ before you leave the house. X-amine Your Zipper! The Associated Press points out that the pop star "left the barn door open" on his D&G suit at Sunday night's Grammy Awards...something we're pleased to announce that we didn't notice on our own.

Wardrobe malfunction aside, we appreciated The Biebs' attempt to bring back the white suit, with what appear to be orthopedic shoes, so much so that we put him on our best-dressed list. But we noticed some of you disagreed with our decision. So let's settle it for once and for all. What do you think?



Rihanna SUED By Artist For Allegedly Stealing For S M Video

Rihanna SUED By Artist For Allegedly Stealing For 'S&M' Video: "

Did Rihanna rip off famed photographer David LaChapelle in her new music video for "S&M"? He says she did -- eight times over.

The photographer, known for his work in magazines such as Rolling Stone, is suing the popstar for appropriating and copying his work in her new video, alleging that there are eight sequences in the video that steal from his well known photographs.

According to the Daily Mail, LaChapelle's suit says that Rihanna's video copied the 'composition, total concept, feel, tone, mood, theme, colors, props, settings, decors, wardrobe and lighting' of his photographs, including key scenes such as her latex outfit, her walking of a security guard (which is nearly identical, he said, to his 2002 photograph for Vogue), and newspaper inspired outfit.

LaChapelle had nothing to do with the video, and his staff said that they were entirely surprised when it came out.

'Interns told us that fans were buzzing about the video and wanting to know if David had directed it,' a LaChapelle employee told 'Then the phone in the office started ringing off the hook, everyone was like 'wow it's amazing - it's the exact same.''

For a close look at all the scenes in question, click over to this side by side analysis.

Rihanna went risque -- though not quite as much as in the video -- at Sunday's Grammys, performing with Drake in a very revealing outfit.




PHOTOS: Some Other Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Images

PHOTOS: Some Other Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Images: "

Now that the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is no longer a secret--thanks to an office worker who leaked it on Twitter Monday afternoon, followed by an anticlimactic David Letterman reveal at midnight--it's time to turn our attention to the contents of this iconic annual issue.

Let's begin with model Kate Upton, age 18. According to the Sports Illustrated website, Kate Upton 'is a Midwest native who always dreamed of being a model. Fantasy became reality three years ago when she walked into an open call and booked her first job. Since then she has been the face for Guess Lingerie and appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan Bride. This is Kate's first appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.' She also has a cool Cindy Crawford-like mole.

Here she is, shot in the Philippines by Raphael Mazzucco. The issue is on newsstands now.


Now back to our cover girl, Irina Shayk. The 25-year-old burst into tears when she found out she made the cover on David Letterman Monday . When Matt Lauer asked about her relationship with soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, Shayk, who was born Irina Shaykhlislamova, said 'We Russian, we keep secrets.'

Here she is, also shot in the Philippines.


(Credit: Raphael Mazzucco/Sports Illustrated)

And here's that cover again.


(Bjorn Iooss/Sports Illustrated)



PHOTOS: 'Skins' Teens STRIP

PHOTOS: 'Skins' Teens STRIP: "

MTV's new teen drama 'Skins' has caused a stir by pushing child pornography laws and airing a teen lesbian love scene, and now several cast members have stripped down to lingerie for a feature in Elle on wearing 'innerwear as outerwear.'

The Parents Television Council got up in arms when members of the 'Glee' cast, who only play teenagers on TV, stripped for a recent GQ shoot, so they might be less than pleased to see actual teens pose in their underwear.

Here is Britne Oldford, 18, in black lace and Camille Cresencia-Mills, 17, in a bra and hot pants. See the whole slide show here.




PHOTOS: Gaga Wears Facial Horns, Condom-Inspired Outfit On 'GMA'

PHOTOS: Gaga Wears Facial Horns, Condom-Inspired Outfit On 'GMA': "

Lady Gaga hit 'Good Morning America' on Thursday dressed as a rubber. No, really. She told a visibly-amused (or maybe we're projecting) Robin Roberts, 'Today was a latex condom inspired outfit because we had to talk about safe sex. I really wanted to head to toe to be representative of what we women and people all over the world need to be concerned about which is the leading cause of death in women all around the world which is HIV.' Definitely an important message.

But to be honest, we we're paying much attention to Gaga's latex overcoat -- we were staring at her newest beauty statement-slash-accessory: facial horns. She debuted them on the cover of 'Born This Way' and has been wearing them on the TV circuit -- sitting across from Jay Leno with her hood up and her horns out.

Take a look and tell us what you think of Gaga's horns.




Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2011 Irina Shayk On “The TODAY Show”

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2011 Irina Shayk On “The TODAY Show”: "

Russian bombshell Irina Shayk, perhaps known as the resident armpiece of soccer sportsman Cristiano Ronaldo (whom she met while working on an Armani Exchange campaign), beat out a bevy of babes — including Jessica Gomes, Jessica White, and latest year’s yellow bikini-clad beauty Brooklyn Decker to take the highly-coveted cover on this year’s issue of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Shayk hails from Yemanzhelinsk, a Russian village so tiny that it doesn’t show up on most maps. She made her SI swimsuit debut in 2007 and has appeared in every swimsuit edition since then.

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“There were 10 models there to do the Top 10 List, and nobody knows until the last minute who the cover will be. And then I saw it, and I couldn’t believe it,” says Shayk.

The sexy cover — immortalized in the form of a billboard over New York City — features a sun-kissed Shayk in a pink and yellow halter-neck bikini.

Shayk’s previous cover work includes GQ Spain, GQ South Africa, and Elle Spain. Her Sports Illustrated cover hit newsstands Tuesday.



Lady Gaga HBO Concert Special May 7

Lady Gaga HBO Concert Special May 7: "

Lady Gaga is taking her act to HBO.

The quirky costume-lovin’ pop star, who scooped three prizes for her Fame Monster disc at Sunday’s 2011 Grammy Awards, has teamed up with the cable network in a deal that will see the station televise her upcoming homecoming concerts in New York. The “Love Game” star’s Monster Ball Tour stop at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 will be taped for an HBO special this spring. Celebrity choreographer Laurieann Gibson, largely responsible for directing many of Gaga’s chatworthy music videos, will direct the concert event.

“Lady Gaga is the single most exciting music talent on the scene today. We’re especially thrilled that she’ll be creating unique new elements for the special that will make the show an even more memorable experience for our viewers,” HBO Entertainment’s Sue Naegle said Tuesday.

Lady Gaga Presents: The Monster Ball Tour airs May 7 on HBO. The singer’s hotly-awaited release, Born This Way, is set to debut just two weeks later.



Justin Bieber Rolling Stone Magazine March 3

Justin Bieber Rolling Stone Magazine March 3: "

Beliebers, Start Taking Notes: Justin Bieber is anti-abortion, pro-universal healthcare, and has a picture of himself taking in the sunset with rumored sweetheart Selena Gomez as the wallpaper on his desktop. These are just a few of the juicy revelations we learn about Pop’s banged wonder in a new interview with Rolling Stone Magazine.

The issue, featuring the “One Less Lonely Girl” heartthrob, in a black leather jacket and blowed-back bangs (OMG — He does have a forehead!) on the cover, hits newsstands Feb. 18 and chats up The Biebs on hot button political topics and three-word on the mind of every boy of 16: S-E-X.

In layman’s terms, JB’s got opinions about more than just hair and girls.

Justin On Abortion: “I really don’t believe in abortion. It’s like killing a baby?”

How About in Cases of Rape & Incest? “Um. Well, I think that’s really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.”

On Sex: “I don’t think you should have sex with anyone unless you love them,” the Never Say Never singer said on the topic of abstinence until marriage, a cause feverishly supported by purity-ring wearer Selena. “I think you should just wait or the person…you’re in love with.”

On the US Healthcare System (The main reason he never intends to become an American citizen…): “You guys are evil,” he laughed. “Canada’s the best country in the world. We go to the doctor and we don’t need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you’re broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard’s baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby’s premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home.”

On Homosexuality: “It’s everyone’s own decision to do that. It doesn’t affect me and shouldn’t affect anyone else.”

Republican or Democrat? “I’m not sure about the parties, but whatever they have in Korea, that’s bad.”



“Glee” Lady Gaga Make History On Billboard

“Glee” Lady Gaga Make History On Billboard: "

It’s a big week over at Billboard — and an even bigger one for devoted Little Monsters and card-carrying Gleeks.

This week, the cast of FOX’s award-winning TV comedy Glee have topped rock ‘n roll pioneer Elvis Presley for artist with the most hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, this while outre pop star Lady Gaga landed the 1000th Hot 100 No. 1 spot less than a week after releasing her new anthem, “Born This Way.” The title track from Gaga’s forthcoming disc, dropping May 23, made music history Wednesday by shooting straight to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 song chart to become the 1,000th top song in the list’s 52-year history.

“It is a tremendous honor,” Gaga tells Billboard of the milestone. “To be the 1000th no. 1 on Billboard…I would be silly not to say this is the greatest honor of my career. I am so humbled and so honored and overwhelmed by the reception to ‘Born This Way.’ [It] has been so life changing for me as an artist, and between Billboard and the international number ones and the radio numbers…I couldn’t be more blessed to have the fans that I have.”

Just 18 months after lodging its first chart success, the smash hit show has set the record for most songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the chart’s 52-year history. The Emmy-winning series has 113 songs in total on the chart, giving them five more than Elvis Presley who falls to second place with 108. Check out the list of the top 10 artists with the most Hot 100 hits below!

1. “Glee” Cast – 113

2. Elvis Presley – 108

3. James Brown – 91

4. Ray Charles – 74

5. Aretha Franklin – 73

6. The Beatles – 67

7. Lil Wayne – 67

8. Stevie Wonder – 63

9. Jay-Z – 62

10. The Rolling Stones – 57

Here’s a chart with a chronological listing of the first 1,000 songs to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since the chart’s inception in Aug. 1958.



Britney Spears “Hold It Against Me” VIDEO [30-Second Preview]

Britney Spears “Hold It Against Me” VIDEO [30-Second Preview]: "

She’s such a tease that Britney Spears!

With little more than 24 hours to go until the premiere of her new music video for “Hold It Against Me” (HIAM), the pop star has released a 30-second teaser video, which give us a look at shots from the set of the promo. The full video is expected to premiere this Thursday, Feb. 17, just moments before the start of MTV’s Jersey Shore (9:55 PM).

“HIAM” is the lead single from Spears’ seventh studio album Femme Fatale, debuting March 29. The new disc will be the follow-up to 2008’s platinum-selling Circus.



“Skins” Elle Magazine Photoshoot Stirs More Controversy For MTV Series

“Skins” Elle Magazine Photoshoot Stirs More Controversy For MTV Series: "

Well – it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about MTV’s controversial teen drama Skins, but it seems
the network is once again toying with the hopes of giving the Parents Television Council (PTC) a coronary after it allowed several of the show’s young stars — ranging in age from 15-19 — to be photographed in their underwear for a racy new photospread in the March issue of Elle Magazine.

Six of the show’s stars demonstrate “one of spring’s key trends: innerwear as outerwear” in a feature called “After-School Special.”

The New York Daily News writes: “Half of the pictures show the cast members in various pieces of lingerie and underwear, while in the other half, they each wear additional clothing to show ‘how simple — and chic’ — it can be to turn your underthings into double-duty showpieces.”

The PTC, a media watchdog group, has already blasted the series’ content and has requested a government probe into potential violations of child pornography charges, prompting at least six advertisers to rip support from the show. The organization now says it’s just as bothered by the Skins Elle flicks as it was last November, when scandal ensued over similar snaps, featuring three stars of FOX’s Glee posing provocatively for GQ Magazine.

“We had concerns about the GQ photo shoot of ‘Glee,’ even though [that cast] was over the age of 19, because they were presenting themselves as high schoolers,” says Melissa Henson, the Director of Communications and Public Education for the Parents Television Council. “With this, even though the poses are less provocative, the fact that they have these underage girls wearing lingerie is troubling. It does contribute to the problem we’re seeing increasingly, sexualizing young girls.”

Elle’s editor-in-chief Robbie Myers responded to the PTC in a counter-statement.

“Innerwear as outerwear has been a trend for decades, and Joe Zee’s point was to make what the actors wear on their show more fashion, less vulgar. The content of Skins is infinitely more racy than anything we’d have them do. And we had the blessing of their parents: they were at the shoot.”



Justin Bieber College Course University Of Western Ontario

Justin Bieber College Course University Of Western Ontario: "

No one on the corner has swagger like Justin Bieber — and the teen’s killer bangs and smile-inducing style will soon by the subject of a new elective course.

The University of Western Ontario — the four-year institution where the Canadian-born teen sensation once expressed interest in enrolling — is developing a program with subject matter inspired by Bieber’s “swagger,” according to Michael Wilson, a representative from university gossip site, which is funding the new program.

“The new program, titled, ‘Swaggerific Like Justin Bieber,’ will educate individuals to learn how to carry themselves with swagger like Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, and further teach them about the sociology behind having swag, and what swag exactly is.”

Swaggerific is open to all Western Ontario students. Class is in session this summer.



Lady Gaga Condom Ensemble Hits Morning TV Circuit

Lady Gaga Condom Ensemble Hits Morning TV Circuit: "

If you missed Thursday’s installment of Good Morning America, you probably didn’t get to see Lady Gaga dressed as a human condom…But after she wore Kemit the Frog as a leisure sweater, we doubt this news will surprise you.

The outre hitmaker proudly sported nude latex pants, a latex overcoat, and a white hat, topped off with flesh-toned implants around her eyes. Naturally, there is a method to Gaga’s fashion madness. The singing star is not only one of the world’s best-selling pop crooners, she’s also a champion in the global fight against HIV/AIDS as a spokesperson for MAC’s Viva Glam campaign, which raises money and awareness for the cause. She even designed a lipstick and lip gloss, with all proceeds benefitting HIV/AIDS research. The condom ensemble, Gaga says, is her way of encouraging her fans (and the rest of us) not to wave our privates around without the safety on.

“Today was a latex condom inspired outfit because we had to talk about safe sex,” the “Born This Way” singer told GMA’s Robin Roberts. “I really wanted to, head-to-toe, be representative of what we women and people all over the world need to be concerned about which is the leading cause of death in women all around the world which is HIV,” she continued.

“I know my fans very well and they think it’s cool to be aware about sex, aware about the world and aware about things like HIV and AIDS and protecting themselves.”

Gaga hopes that her lipstick and lip gloss raise $50 million for this year’s Viva Glam campaign.



John Mayer Miley Cyrus Hooking Up?!

John Mayer Miley Cyrus Hooking Up?!: "

Hold On To Your Dinner: The fab fiction writers over at Star Magazine are working on the next great American novel about love, sex, and hooking up in modern-day Hollywood.

Starring as the new-age Rhett and Scarlett: John Mayer and Miley Cyrus….

After skipping his way through every twentysomething north of Rodeo Drive, rumor has it that 33-year-old John Mayer spent last weekend “hooking up” (Hint, Nudge, Wink…) with 18-year-old Miley Cyrus.

Shh! Don’t tell Billy Ray!

“Miley is very turned on by John,” a loose-lipped Cyrus informant tells the tab. “He usually plays in nonchalant, but he’s interested too. They’ve actually been friends for years, but now that she’s 18, he’s really digging the attention. I think they’re both ready for a good time!”

The teenage scandal-magnet followed the notorious womanizer around all night “like a puppy dog” at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Party last Saturday night. Aside from singing, the evening was filled with nausea-inducting public displays of affection.

“She put her arm around his waist, and even grabbed his behind,” an eyewitness told the mag, and apparently Mayer “reciprocated.”

“Things got even hotter between them the following evening at the Grammys,” another source chimed in

Backstage, Miley was rubbing John’s back, and when he thought no one was looking, he leaned over and kissed her.

“It was quick and intense and a bit shocking, but it also seemed sweet,” says the eyewitness. “Afterward, Miley slapped his butt and told him, ‘You rock!’”

(Insert gagging here…)

“Miley’s parents Billy Ray and Tish are freaked out about her interest in John, but she’s not listening to them at all!”

Well…what else is new?

It was only a year ago that Miley’s pal Taylor, also more than a decade John’s junior, took up with the rocker only to end up heartbroken. You know…“allegedly.” Miley is under the delusion — er — impression that she’ll replace Jessica Simpson as John’s next “sexual napalm.”

“Miley has told her friends she believes she can make John a one-woman man. She thinks they’d make a great pair because she’s as wild as he is!”



Rod Stewart’s An Octodad

Rod Stewart’s An Octodad: "

It’s a boy! On Thursday, rocker Rod Stewart, 66, and his wife Penny Lancaster, 39, have welcomed their second son together – and Rod’s eighth child in total.

After trying to conceive naturally with little success for two years, they decided to seek help from fertility experts. Baby Aiden was born on Wednesday, weighing in at 7 lbs, 12 oz.

“Mother and baby are healthy and blissfully happy,” a rep for the couple told PEOPLE this afternoon.

Penny and Rod have a five-year-old son, Alistair. Rod’s other children are Kimberley, 30, and Sean, 29, with his first wife Alana Hamilton. He also has Ruby, 23, by model Kelly Emberg and Renee, 18, and Liam, 16, by his second wife — model Rachel Hunter. His eldest daughter, Sarah, now 46, was born when Rod was only 19 and adopted at age 4. (They reunited several years ago…)
Aiden will be the final addition to the rock icon’s brood.

“One more and then we’re going to close the office,” he told British chat show GMTV in November.



Complex Migraine Blamed For Serene Branson On-Air Tongue-Twister

Complex Migraine Blamed For Serene Branson On-Air Tongue-Twister: "

A condition known as “complex migraine” has been blamed for a Los Angeles reporter’s tongue-twisiting on-air moment that went viral online earlier this week.

KCBS-TV reporter Serene Branson, who was seen garbling her words during a post-Grammys report on Sunday night, experienced a migraine and not a stroke, her physician, Dr. Neil Martin, UCLA’s Chief of Neurosurgery, tells The Los Angeles Times.

Branson was examined by paramedics after her broadcast and was sent home to recover. She later had a brain scan at UCLA-Ronald Reagan Medical Center, where the possibility of a stroke was ruled out. her temporary speech loss was due to a “complex migraine,” which can sometimes be mistaken for a stroke. Most people with migraines have little warning before any attack. Others though experience sensations before or during the pain of a migraine attack, which was what happened in Branson’s case, MDs say.



Britney Spears “Hold It Against Me” VIDEO Premieres With Product Placement Galore

Britney Spears “Hold It Against Me” VIDEO Premieres With Product Placement Galore: "

Britney’s back.

The pop princess debuted the music video for her new single, “Hold It Against Me,” on MTV and on Thursday night, replete with everything we’ve come to expect from a Britney Spears video (Naked Man, Stellar Dancing…) …sprinkled with a little pimping for tech brands. The promo –- which supports the charttopping lead single from Spears’ forthcoming Femme Fatale disc — is dotted with more multiple examples of glaring product placements (including those for her fragrance Radiance, Makeup Forever, Sony, and the online dating site than an episode of Days of Our Lives.

A slimmed-down and glammed-up Britney is seen prowling around the futuristic space, surrounded by various TV equipment and rocking a white bridal gown, before slowly ascending toward the ceiling. She even shows off her famous abs in a white midriff-baring crop-top and denim cut-off shorts.

Meanwhile, Spears’ 2004 Toxic video has been voted her fans’ favorite in a new online poll hosted by “Toxic” was the clear frontrunner, taking 27 percent of the vote; followed by 2001′s “I’m A Slave 4 U,” which attracted 15 percent of fan’s votes, “Womanizer” came in third. The pop star’s first-ever music video “(Hit Me) Baby One More Time,” released in 1999, was favorited by eight percent of voters.

Here’s how the Top 10 rounded out:

1. “Toxic”

2. “I’m A Slave 4 U”

3. “Womanizer”

4. “…Baby One More Time”

5. “Circus”

6. “Me Against The Music”

7. “Overprotected”

8. “Stronger”

9. “Piece of Me”

10. “Oops!…I Did It Again”



Thursday, February 17, 2011

No cure for ‘Bieber Fever’ says Justin

No cure for ‘Bieber Fever’ says Justin: "

No cure for Bieber Fever says Justin celebrities

Justin Bieber claims there is “no cure for Bieber Fever”.

The ‘Runaway Love’ singer gets mobbed by screaming teenage girls wherever he goes – a reaction dubbed ‘Bieber Fever’ – and he claims there is no way his fans can stop themselves.

Justin told BANG Showbiz: “They may be crazy but they’re the ones that help me to be here and who put me where I am in the first place. I never worry about getting more fans as it spreads.

“And, by the way, there is no cure for ‘Bieber Fever!’ ”

The 16-year-old singer also revealed his admirers have gone to extreme lengths in order to meet him, and last year a mother got a tattoo of a radio DJ just so her daughter could meet him.

He added: “I’ve done things like signed a cereal box before. But the weirdest thing that’s been done to meet me? Well some girls have got tattoos of my name done. One mom has a tattoo of a radio DJ on her back, which she had done in order to meet me.

“The radio station had a contest and if anyone got the guy from the radio station’s face tattooed on their back, they could meet me, and that was the contest, and she did it. It was pretty weird!”



Scarlett Johansson dating Sean Penn

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Scarlett Johansson is reportedly dating Sean Penn.

The 26-year-old actress is said to be “smitten” with the 50-year-old actor after hooking up with him in January while she was staying at Los Angeles’ Chateau Marmont hotel while she filmed ‘We Bought a Zoo’ with Matt Damon.

A source told the new issue of Us Weekly magazine: “Their first hook-up was in Scarlett’s Bungalow. She is smitten with him.”

Scarlett – who split from husband Ryan Reynolds in December after two years of marriage – and Sean began their friendship when she was planning to fly out to Haiti to help people affected by the two earthquakes in January 2010.

The source added: “Scarlett first reached out to Sean when she was planning to visit Haiti with Oxfam. She knew Sean was living there in a tent and turned to him for advice.”

Although she didn’t end up going on the trip she and the ‘Milk’ star – who is spending most of his free time on the Caribbean island, where he has been undertaking charity work since the disaster – are said to have developed feelings for each other.

Sean was previously married to Madonna, while his divorce from actress Robin Wright – mother of his two children Dylan, 19, and Hopper, 17 – was finalized in July after 14 years of marriage.



Vanessa Hudgens is ‘figuring things out’ with Zac

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Vanessa Hudgens says she and Zac Efron are “figuring things out”.

The 22-year-old actress split from the 23-year-old actor in December 2010 due to the pressure of their careers, but Vanessa is hopeful they may be able to get back together in the future.

She told Details magazine: “We’re still friends. Who knows what the future will bring? We’re figuring things out.”

Rumours have circulated that they have already reunited but nothing has been confirmed.

Despite her relationship woes, Vanessa was able to forget about her personal problems whilst shooting new movie ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’ in Hawaii.

The ‘High School Musical’ star claims she spent most of her time having her breasts sprayed with fake sweat to recreate the humidity in the jungle scenes.

She revealed: “Throughout this whole movie we’re trudging through the jungle. So, of course, we’re sweating. I can’t tell you how much time is spent putting oil on my chest. And Evian. Spraying Evian bottles on my chest and my arms and my forehead, but mostly my chest. Just to look like I’m sweating. But your boobs don’t really sweat, cleavage doesn’t sweat. So it’s kind of funny.”

And Vanessa’s shimmering cleavage impressed at least one of her male co-stars – screen icon Sir Michael Caine.

The actress claims the 77-year-old actor has been flirting with her in-between takes.

She laughed: “Not only is he amazingly, stupidly talented, but he still kind of hits on me. All the time. If it was anybody else, I’d be like, ‘Who the hell do you think you are?’ But because it’s Michael Caine, I’m like, ‘Sock it to me more, baby, come on!’ ”



Pamela Anderson suing ex-boyfriend

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Pamela Anderson is suing her ex-boyfriend for $1 million.

The 43-year-old actress claims Laurence Hallier has failed to honor a deal they made soon after they first started dating in 2006, where he agreed to give her a property in Las Vegas in return for her promoting his Panorama Towers building project in the US gambling capital.

According to court documents filed by Pamela last week and obtained by gossip website TMZ, Laurence told her if the project wasn’t finished in time, she would be given $1million, which she is now demanding be paid.

Pamela and Laurence had a tumultuous on/off romance, but finally called time on their relationship last year.

The former ‘Baywatch’star – who has two children, Brandon, 14, and Dylan, 13, from her marriage to rock star Tommy Lee – has battled money problems in recent years and moved into a trailer park last year while her home in Malibu, California was being renovated.

She later claimed she enjoyed the simple life it afforded her so much, she never wanted to leave.

She said: “The boys and me love the trailer park, it’s a special community, we’re happy here.

“It’s the most beautiful place, it’s where I take my motorcycle, my surf board. There are firemen with their children, surfers, all sorts. The children are so happy. I wouldn’t trade my life with anyone.”



Photos of New Sports Illustrated Cover Girl Irina Shayk

Photos of New Sports Illustrated Cover Girl Irina Shayk: "

I woke up this morning to an interview on NBC with Irina Shayk, she was blowing a kiss to the camera and I thought to myself “Thank you god.” While everyone is talking about the new cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, I only care about one thing: The spread itself, the photos inside of it, that’s absolutely right – Irina Shayk.

The new Sports Illustrated featuring Irina Shayk is on sale now, so if you want to frame these pictures, or actually read rather then drool head over to the magazine stores and pick one up yourself but whatever you do, have some water before you see these.

Photos of New Sports Illustrated Cover Girl Irina Shayk celebrities

Photos of New Sports Illustrated Cover Girl Irina Shayk celebrities

Photos of New Sports Illustrated Cover Girl Irina Shayk celebrities

Photos of New Sports Illustrated Cover Girl Irina Shayk celebrities

Photos of New Sports Illustrated Cover Girl Irina Shayk celebrities

Photos of New Sports Illustrated Cover Girl Irina Shayk celebrities

Photos of New Sports Illustrated Cover Girl Irina Shayk celebrities

Photos of New Sports Illustrated Cover Girl Irina Shayk celebrities

Photos of New Sports Illustrated Cover Girl Irina Shayk celebrities

Photos of New Sports Illustrated Cover Girl Irina Shayk celebrities

Photos of New Sports Illustrated Cover Girl Irina Shayk celebrities

Photos of New Sports Illustrated Cover Girl Irina Shayk celebrities



Paris Hilton’s diamond Valentine’s gift

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Paris Hilton‘s boyfriend bought her a ruby and diamond necklace for Valentine’s Day (14.02.11).

The hotel heiress admitted she was spoilt by Cy Waits on the romantic day as the nightclub mogul treated her to expensive gifts as well as taking her for a romantic meal at BOA Steakhouse in Los Angeles.

Speaking about her Valentine’s treats, Paris tweeted: “Just got home from a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner with my love. He gave me the most beautiful ruby and diamond necklace. Loves it. (sic)”

She then added: “I love Valentine’s Day! So romantic and sweet! :) Hope everyone is having a lovely evening. xo Paris. (sic)”

Earlier this week, Paris – who turns 30 tomorrow (17.02.11) – insisted she had never been happier because her career is going well, she’s in a great relationship and is fitter than ever because Cy has become her personal trainer.

She said: “Life is great at the moment! I have my new show, ‘The World According To Paris’, starting soon; things with my boyfriend are great; and now I have a new weekly workout, which I love.

“Me and Cy have been training together for the past three months. It’s all new to me. I used to hate working out, but I started because it was something we could do together. I wanted to try something he enjoyed. He makes it fun for me.

“It’s great, because I get to spend time with Cy and we’re so happy together. We’re either in the gym or playing tennis and are always laughing, so the time just flies. And now I’ve realized how important it is to look after my body.”



Oksana Grigorieva to face extortion charges?

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Oksana Grigorieva may face criminal extortion charges in relation to the released recordings of ex-partner Mel Gibson.

A Los Angeles County District Attorney has been presented with evidence about the case – relating to the guarantee she would not release the tapes which see Mel threaten her as part of a child custody agreement for their two-year-old daughter Lucia – and will now decide if the Russian-born singer will face official charges.

District Attorney spokesperson Jane Robinson told E! News: “Sheriff’s officials dropped off last part of the Mel investigation today. It’s under review.”

Being questioned is whether Oksana intentionally tried to gain $15 million in hush money to prevent the recordings from going public.

Soon after signing the child custody agreement, Oksana reneged and the recordings appeared a few months later, although she has always denied her involvement.

Discussing the taped phone call – which sees the ‘Braveheart’ actor call her a “****” and a “f***ing selfish b***h” – last year, the 40-year-old star said she began recording when she was scared she would not make it “through the night”.

She said: “I started taping it around 11 o’clock because I thought I’m actually not going to live through the night. I wanted my mother to be able to prove that if I’m dead that this is who did it. “



Natalie Portman expecting a boy

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Natalie Portman is expecting a baby boy.

The ‘Black Swan’ actress – whose first child is due this summer – and fiance Benjamin Millepied are said to be “so excited” to be welcoming a baby son into the world.

A source close to the couple told Life & Style magazine: “They’ve only told a very small group of family members and friends that they’re expecting a son. They are so excited. Benjamin cannot wait to be a father.

“Natalie had a big smile on her face. She looked amazing.”

The 29-year-old star recently admitted the first three months of her pregnancy have been “really calm” and without problems.

She explained: “I feel great. I’m through my first trimester. It’s been really calm and good.”

Natalie also paid tribute to her parents Avner and Shelley Hershlag, saying she hoped to look after her child in the same way that she was brought up.

She added: “If I am a shadow as good a parent, an echo, then I will be the best in the world, so thank you.”



Elton John won’t spoil son

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Sir Elton John wants his son to have an “old-fashioned childhood”.

The ‘Rocket Man’ singer and his husband David Furnish became parents to baby Zachary Jackson Levon through a surrogate mother on Christmas Day (25.12.10) but despite their wealth, Elton is determined the tot will remain grounded.

He said: “I so value my own childhood now, and the sense of wonder and personal discovery that I enjoyed, that we want to give Zachary – as much as we possibly can – the same thing. A solid old-fashioned childhood, if you like.

“I know it’ll be hard with my life, but we want him to have that same normality and for things in life to have real value. So we don’t intend to spoil him – we’re going to try to give him a fun, carefree time of innocence, freedom, love and stability.”

Although he has a huge personal fortune, Elton, 63, says he fears for today’s children because they live in such a materialistic world and don’t appreciate things.

He told Saga magazine: “I don’t know if kids get that sort of enjoyment out of things anymore. I don’t think you can do because your parents worked so hard when money was scarce to buy you a bicycle or your first record player.

“I don’t want to become Britain’s crustiest old man but I don’t think you can possibly have the pleasure now of growing up like we did. A trip to the cinema was a treat, a trip up to London was unbelievably exciting. A trip anywhere.”



Demi Lovato back to work after rehab

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Demi Lovato has returned to work following her stint in rehab.

The 18-year-old singer-and-actress – who left an unnamed clinic in the US state of Illinois last month after being treated for “emotional and physical issues” – was back in the studio recording music at the Hollywood Records’ office in Los Angeles yesterday (16.02.11), although it is unclear when she will start shooting her TV show ‘Sonny with a Chance’.

A source told “Demi is recording music, but she’s not back to set yet. She’ll start shooting the show again when she’s ready.”

The Disney star entered rehab voluntarily at the beginning of November 2010 after an incident in which she allegedly punched backing dancer Alex Welch.

In December, Demi settled her dispute with the dancer by giving her a sum of money in compensation.

A friend said at the time: “It’s not even close to $100,000. Way, way less than $100,000.

“Alex never expressed dissatisfaction with the settlement. I think she was just ready to just move on. She’s happy and moving past the situation and moving forward positively.”



Avril Lavigne skates in garage

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Avril Lavigne skateboards in her garage.

The ‘Sk8er Boi’ hitmaker is so busy with her career she barely has time to go out and show off her skills, so instead she has cleared a space in her home to enjoy her hobby.

She admitted: “I sometimes skateboard at my house. This might sound really strange and bizarre, but I skateboard in my garage.”

While Avril has little time to skateboard, the 26-year-old singer has recently taken up surfing, which she enjoys because of the similarities to her other hobby.

She said: “I’ve started surfboarding a little bit. Surfboarding is like skateboarding, only there’s a longer board.”

Though the pop star enjoys daredevil hobbies, she insists she is “well behaved” and her pre-performance preparations are quite boring.

Speaking at a fan Q&A event at the Apollo West End cinema in London, she told BANG Showbiz: “Before a show I like to do yoga, I’m very well behaved, and I like to drink tea.”

The blonde star has been interacting with her fans via twitter recently, however, she admits she is still unsure how the micro-blogging website works.

She said: “I don’t know how to reply when someone twitters me, I’m still just figuring it out. And did I really spell Justin Bieber‘s name wrong on twitter at first, and then I changed it? Still trying to figure that out too.”