Pussycat Dolls split in row over Scherzinger?

Pussycat Dolls split in row over ScherzingerAmerican pop girls group The Pussycat Dolls has called it a day, amid jealous rows over the rising profile of lead singer Nicole Scherzinger, girlfriend of British motor racing ace Lewis Hamilton.

Band member Kimberly Wyatt confirmed Saturday that the group were taking a long break to consider their future, fuelling speculation that it's all over for the band who formed in LA in 2003, reports mirror.co.uk.

"The girls and I have just finished our huge world tour and are taking a break from the band and doing our own thing... We're all concentrating on our own projects and deciding what the future will hold," said Wyatt.

Rumours are rife that tensions have been mounting in the Pussycat camp for several months. The five-member ensemble has been divided by jealousy over the star treatment being meted out to their lead singer.

Earlier this year Scherzinger, 31, was singled out for special mention on the group's "Slumdog Millionaire" single "Jai jo", which was billed as The Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger.

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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are set to wed.

Emily Blunt To MarryEmily Blunt and John Krasinski are set to wed.

The British actress, 26, and The Office star, 29, have been dating since November 2008 - following her split from Canadian crooner Michael Buble.

Krasinski has been linked in the past with co-stars Renee Zellweger and Rashida Jones.

Blunt's spokesperson tells People.com, "We can confirm that John and Emily are engaged."

The British actress previously dated Michael Buble, who she met in backstage at an awards show in Australia back in 2005. The couple shared a home until their split in 2008.

It's beena year of huge success for Emily Blunt as her acting career has soared. She starred in The Young Victoria earlier this year, a role that could see her land an Oscar nomintion come awards season.

She will return to the big screen with The Wolf Man alongside Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins. She is currently working on Gulliver's travels with Jack Black.

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Actors Urged To Avoid Michael Jackson Movie

Actors Urged To Avoid Jackson MovieUnion bosses at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) have warned members not to take part in the documentary about Michael Jackson's doomed This Is It tour.

Sony Pictures have purchased rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage from concert promoters AEG Live, filmed at Los Angeles' Staples Center, as Jackson prepared for his residency at London's o2 Arena.

Sony has planned a two-week run for the film beginning 28 October (09); however, SAG bosses have announced that the film's producers have not agreed to the minimum basic terms and conditions for performers and background actors employed on the project.

A statement from the union reads: "Guild members are reminded of their obligation not to accept employment on any non-signatory project, as well as their obligation to confirm with the guild that a project is signatory.

"Employment on any non-signatory project within the guild's jurisdiction may subject a member to a Rule One violation."

The union did not have jurisdiction over rehearsals and behind-the-scenes footage during filming, which it expects to be a feature release.

Jackson was set to take the stage in July (09), just weeks after he died from cardiac arrest on 25 June (09).


Lindsay Lohan`s neighbours want her to move out

Lindsay Lohan`s neighbours want her to move outLindsay Lohan’s neighbours apparently want the actress to move out after being fed up with the paparazzi who take up the parking space.

The singer’s peeved neighbours said “it has been a nightmare” ever since the star, whose house has been twice burglarised, shifted in Hollywood Hills, according to RadarOnline.com.

"The truth is that this is a very quiet neighborhood and there have been no break-ins apart from at Lindsay Lohan''s house," the New York Daily News quoted a neighbour as saying.

"Since she moved in last November it has been a nightmare with all the paparazzi parking in our driveways waiting for her," the neighbour added.

The neighbour also said: "I've got nothing personal against her but she needs to find a home in a gated community with security at the main gate because all the residents are fed-up with the situation.


Jessica Simpson Curses Ex

Jessica Simpson Curses ExJessica Simpson paid a witch to put a curse on her ex-boyfriend.

The unlucky-in-love starlet - who was dumped by American football star Tony Romo the night before her 29th birthday last month - has visited a woman she met on the internet to help her put a spell on Tony and ruin his chances of falling in love again.

She found a woman in California

A source told National Enquirer magazine: "Jessica is normally a really sweet girl, but she still can’t believe Tony callously dumped her.

"She found a woman in California. The two met at the star’s Beverly Hills home where they lit a candle, burned some incense and performed a couple of incantations."

The scorned singer-and-actress hopes the meeting will also taint the sportsman’s career, and is waiting in readiness for his next match on September 13, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Meanwhile, Jessica has reportedly been cosying up to football star Colt Brennan - a Washington Redskins quarterback and sporting rival of Tony’s.

The hunky sportsman has even sent her one of his team’s shirts to wear.


Jojo Sues Record Label

Jojo Sues Record LabelSinger Jojo is suing her record label in a bid to be released from her record contract.

The 18-year-old pop star is desperate to leave Da Family Entertainment,the company she signed a deal with at just 12, so that she can put out new music as the firm struggles to overcome ongoing financial woes.

But unfortunately I have become a victim of industry politics that honestly have nothing to do with me personally or professionally

But the Leave (Get Out) hitmaker maintains she has no resentment towards the firm's bosses, insisting the lawsuit was filed as a last resort in her bid to put out her next album.

She writes on her official blog, "For the past year and a half I've been diligently co-operating with my record label(s) so I can have the opportunity to continue with my career and do what I love the most - create music and sing. I've been a patient team player and have done everything that was asked andor expected of me. "As you may already know, my record company has been going through a major transition and unfortunately all of the artists on the label have been forced to sit on the sidelines and wait.

I exhausted every option and exercised much patience before reaching my final decision to file a formalcomplaint with the court.

"My situation is a bit atypical. It is not a case where the artist loves the material they are making, is set in his or her ways, will not take direction or advice, and will not co-operate with the label. This is Not the case at all. "I've been blessed to receive great feedback from the record company inresponse to the music I've been delivering.

But unfortunately I have become a victim of industry politics that honestly have nothing to do with me personally or professionally.

Because of this, I am willing to fight for what I love and ultimately for the chance to regain control of my livelihood and my life". JoJo, real name Joanne Levesque, is seeking $500,000 (£334,000) indamages from the company.


Amy Winehouse Makes Surprise Live Comeback

Winehouse Makes Surprise Live ComebackAmy Winehouse made her live comeback by teaming up with her heroes The Specials at a British music festival on Saturday (22Aug09) - and continued to stun fans by appearing during Pete Doherty's set later in the day.

The troubled singer was backstage at V Festival in Chelmsford, England when she met the ska legends, who made her dreams come true by inviting her to perform alongside them.

The crowd went wild when the 25 year old appeared towards the end of The Specials' set, waving happily to fans and grabbing the mic for You're Wondering Now before helping them end their slot with Ghost Town.

As she exited the stage, Winehouse thanked The Specials, who recently reformed after splitting in 1981, telling the crowd to applaud for the group.

The Rehab hitmaker appeared at a Caribbean music festival in May (09) for her first performance in eight months - but was forced to abandon her set after a heavy downpour.

And Winehouse was determined to make the most of her time at V Festival- she later appeared alongside former Libertines frontman Doherty duringhis headlining set.

Festivalgoers cheered as Winehouse scrambled on-stage to give Doherty afew words of encouragement, before pulling him in for a kiss on the lips.

She then headed backstage once again, but later re-emerged to lead the crowd in cheering for "Mr Peter Doherty", causing her pal to jokingly clasp his hand on her mouth to silence her.


Miss Venezuela crowned Miss Universe 2009

Miss Venezuela crowned Miss Universe 2009Miss Venezuela, Stefania Fernandez, was crowned Miss Universe 2009 on Sunday, giving her country its sixth title in the international beauty pageant.

Fernandez, an 18-year-old brunette, became the 58th winner of the title in a show broadcast live around the world from the Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas.

It was the second consecutive year that a contestant from the oil-producing South American country, which is famous for its beauty queens, won the Miss Universe title.

Venezuela had produced five previous winners.

Fernandez was selected out of five finalists chosen from the total field of 83 contestants.

Miss Dominican Republic Ada de la Cruz was crowned the first runner up, while Miss Kosovo Marigona Dragusha was declared the second runner up.

Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela placed the glittering $120,000 crown on 18-year-old Fernandez who looked pretty in a red evening gown.

The televised event includes musical performances by Flo Rida, Heidi Montag, David Guetta and Kelly Rowland.

Montag gave her first live performance, singing "Body Language" from her debut album.

Top 5 beauties:
Miss Dominican Republic, Ada
Miss Australia, Rachael Finch
Miss Puerto Rico, Mayra Matos Perez
Miss Venezuela, Stefania Fernandez
Miss Kosovo, Gona Dragusha

Sub-title winners:
Miss Congeniality: Miss China, Wang Jingyao
Miss Photogenic: Miss Thailand, Chutima Durongdej


Scarlett Johansson's Iron Neck

Scarlett Johansson injured her neck while filming 'Iron Man 2'.

The Hollywood star - who plays Natasha Romanoff and her sexy alter-ego, Russian spy Black Widow, in the new superhero movie - strained her muscles while shooting an energetic fight scene.

She explained: "I had such a great stunt team who were unbelievably supportive. They were like, 'You can do it! Go!' And you have to believe you can do it and that's when it works.

I'd never been able to challenge myself in that way so that was exciting - something new

"I have to say though, I'll probably never be able to turn my neck to the left again."

Scarlett, 24, previously revealed she really enjoyed the physical aspects involved in her role.

She said: "I've never done anything like that before - especially the physical side of the stunt work. I'd never been able to challenge myself in that way so that was exciting - something new. And it used up aggression too!"

'Iron Man 2' - which also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Mickey Rourke and Robert Downey Jr. - is due for release next May.

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Hilton Not Yet Engaged

Paris Hilton Not Yet Engaged
Paris Hilton has laughed off rumours she is engaged to onoff boyfriend Doug Reinhardt after the pair enjoyed a romantic break together.

Hilton and The Hills star broke up earlier this summer (09) but recently reunited.

The rumour of Paris Hilton's engagementto Doug Reinhardt is inaccurate

Reinhardt has since been treating the hotel heiress to expensive jewellery while on luxury holiday in Bora Bora, prompting reports he proposed to Hilton.

But Hilton has shrugged off the speculation, insisting the story was fabricated by the media.

Her spokesperson says, "The rumour of Paris Hilton's engagementto Doug Reinhardt is inaccurate. The couple had a lovely time on their vacation and are happy together, however this is a false rumour and is just another example of bloggers inventing their own stories".


Rivers Romancing Soft-Porn Publisher

Rivers Romancing Soft-Porn PublisherComedienne Joan Rivers' love life has taken a funny turn - she has fallenfor the man behind the Perfect 10 soft-porn empire.

Norm Zada, 59, admits he has been in love with 76-year-old Rivers for over 30 years after meeting her backstage at a comedy show.

He told her about his lasting crush when he became a subject on her newTV show How Did You Get So Rich - and Rivers was so taken by his loyaltyshe agreed to date the former mathematics professor-turned-publisher.

What makes the odd romance even odder is Zada made a name for himself by refusing to work with cosmetically-enhanced models - and now he's dating perhaps the world's poster woman for nips and tucks.

Zada reportedly launched Perfect 10 in the mid-1990s after a friend wasrejected from the pages of Playboy magazine because her proportions did not fit the magazine's tastes.

It's just started and I'm supposed to see her in L

But despite his own personal taste for 'real' women, Zada has always found Rivers "intriguing" and "fascinating".

He says, "I was in love with Joan for quite a while back, about 30 years ago... but I had to admire from afar. I got that. She was happily married. "Then all of sudden they decide to do this show about how I made my money and I had an opportunity to meet her in person - and we got along verywell.

"I've always had a lot of respect for her and now we're dating. It's just started and I'm supposed to see her in L.A. when she next comes here. She is a very intriguing lady. "I would say I have a fascination with her.

I've met a lot of natural beautiful models in my time, but I can appreciate women who are incrediblyintelligent and are so interesting to be around and learn from, I've always told people that without a high IQ I don't care how attractive the women is, I can't personally get interested in her.

Joan is at the very endof the spectrum in terms of IQ". And Rivers has confirmed she and Zada are an item; her publicist states, "Joan is dating Norm Zada". Zada, the son of Fuzzy Logic computer scientist Lotfi Zadeh, previouslyworked at Ibm and was an adjunct mathematics professor at Stanford University, Columbia University and Ucla, where he penned textbooks on computer science. He turned his back on academia to become a professional poker player before starting up the Perfect 10 empire. His glossy full of lovelies wrapped up business in 2007, but the enterprising businessman still oversees the spin-off website and remains one ofLos Angeles' most powerful players, living among the rich and famous like Denzel Washington, Sylvester Stallone and Rod Stewart in Beverly Park, where Rivers was a recent guest. And he's already planning a future with the comedienne, who has been single since her beloved husband Edgar Rosenberg died in 1987. Zada adds, "I would like to go to out to lunch with her for the next five years, absolutely, because every meeting would be intriguing.

"I absolutely adore her and just love the IQ and the knowledge and the enlightenment. She's a great dinner companion. We're going to have fun together because I'm going to love talking to her and hopefully she won't hate talking to me".

Rivers isn't Zada's first funny gal - he briefly romanced beloved comedienne Lucille Ball.

Zada reveals, "She used to call me 'The Computer' and I would go visit her at her home on Roxbury in Beverly Hills, and we basically just playedbackgammon... We were very close. "But Joan is actually a lot funnier in person than Lucy was...


Alicia Silverstone loves to garden in the nude

Alicia Silverstone loves to garden in the nude American actress Alicia Silverstone has revealed that she loves to tend her garden in the nude.

Buzz up!Silverstone, 32, revealed to Health magazine that her affinity for getting naked probably started when she was doing her garden the first time.

“I’d be out there, and it would be scorching hot, so I would take off all of my clothes and garden. And then I would jump in the pool and swim - and I always get in the pool naked,” the New York Post quoted her as saying.

The actress further revealed that she used to spend a lot of time with actor Woody Harrelson, who also loves to get naked.

“I used to spend a lot of time with Woody Harrelson, and he’s not afraid to get naked,” she added.


Shania Twain to Guest Judge on American Idol

Shania Twain to Guest Judge on American IdolEarlier this month we reported Paula Abdul’s departure from American Idol, and a couple days later two judges, Victoria Beckham and Katy Perry, that would be brought on as guests to help fill the void. Fox has announced that Shania Twain will be joining them.

Twain will be a guest judge on August 30th and 31st in the Chicago audition rounds. I missed that earlier this week, Fox also announced that Mary J. Blige will also be appearing as a guest judge.

American Idol is set to return for its ninth season in 2010.


Tyra Banks strips in New York

Tyra Banks strips in New YorkFormer model Tyra Banks has stripped - sort of - to promote the upcoming season of her talk show.

Posing in New York’s Union Square, Banks stripped to promote the move of The Tyra Banks Show to the CW network - the same network that airs Banks' America’s Next Top Model reality TV contest.

Tyra stripped down to her knickers, actually a body suit, and said her new season would be about "celebrating inner and outer beauty and owning and rocking what you’ve got".

Banks has always been outspoken about women's body images and the media's perception of them.

A few years ago, several celebrity publications ran some rather unflattering pictures of Banks in a bathing suit.

Afterward, she went on her own media campaign to respond, saying things to the effect of, "so what. I am who I am, and this is the body I have."

Banks will go another step further for the show's September 8 premiere.

She will take the weave out of her hair and appear au naturel. "No fake hair," Banks said in a release promoting the show.

"I'm rocking my REAL hair."


What the Kiwi gossip mags say

What the Kiwi gossip mags sayStarving for food, hungry for love and desperate for fame, the heavyweights of the Kiwi gossip trade have gone all Hollywood.

New Zealand's tabloid magazines have opted for celebrity fodder from further afield this week with an emaciated Victoria Beckham, eternal singleton Jennifer Aniston and irritating earth mother Angelina Jolie taking centre stage.

Woman's Day posts a skeletal Beckham cloaked in a purple sheath on its front cover. Praying mantis-like Posh has apparently shocked onlookers - yet again - with her frighteningly thin frame.

But don't worry, Beckham reveals she doesn't really have a eating disorder.

"I was never anorexic, I was never bulimic, but I was probably very close to it.

"I could tell you the fat content and calorie content of absolutely anything. I was obsessed. I began living on vegetables and nothing else. I used to chop up bowls of spinach and carrots and steam them or I'd just eat peas."

Phew, as long as you're eating peas you must be doing okay.

Elsewhere, the picture editor at New Idea must have shrieked with glee when she first spied this week's cover shot: Everyone's favourite girl next door, Jennifer Aniston, is spotted crying in public.

Luckily NI is here to tell us what prompted the outburst. Evidently Aniston has now reached "the lowest point in her personal life" and is struggling after being left on the shelf by legions of leading men.

"I'm not going to ignore the pink elephant in the living room. If I'm the emblem for 'This is what it looks like to be the lonely girl getting on with her life'', so be it", Aniston said.

The mag reveals that in 2005 Aniston said: "There's an amazing man wandering the streets right now who's the father of my children. In five years time, I'd hope to be married and have a kid."

NI brings her crashing back to earth. "Sadly, four years on, the dream is still eluding her", the magazine intones.

The mag sounds like a grandmother in a bad mood.

Over at Woman's Weekly Aniston's famous foe Angelina Jolie is "starved for love". She's probably just starving for some carbohydrates.

This perpetual hunger has allegedly been kick-started by her man hunk Brad Pitt's waning love for her.

Pitt told reporters that "children ... wasn't really what I was seeking" and his life with Jolie had its "aggravations and irritations".
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And this week's local cringe inducing story has to go to NI's exclusive "shock confession" from TVNZ broadcaster Paul Henry.

Henry confesses his "love" for former adversary, ex-Prime Minister Helen Clark, and shares the romantic details of the day he and Clark spent together in the Big Apple.

The pair went to the Statue of Liberty, wore matching foam hats, shared burgers at a diner and went to an off-Broadway play before devouring a pizza over a "few bottles" of red wine, Henry told NI.

"She bought me a ticket to the play and we had most extraordinary conversations during the intermission, and then over pizza afterwards. It was a wonderful night"

Um does Clark's hubby Peter know about this?

Finally, the quote of the week comes from former Spice Girl turned aerobics instructor Mel B.

The mother of two began slimming down for the US Dancing with the Stars show which somehow led to her releasing a range of exercise videos.

But Mel B says her "amazing shape" is due to another kind of workout - having sex with her husband Stephen Belafonte five times a day.

"I'm a nymphomaniac. It's all-over body conditioning, after all."

There is such a thing as TMI, Mel.

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Jennifer Lopez is Still Figuring Marriage Out

Jennifer Lopez is Still Figuring Marriage OutJennifer Lopez knows her marriage to Marc Anthony isn’t perfect but she’s working on it!

“I’m still figuring it out as I go along,” the 40-year-old mom of twins reveals. “How do two totally different people come together and make one life and say they’ll do it forever and ever? I mean, I’ve tried it. This is my third time. I don’t even think I tried in my other marriages, which was immature and not knowing better. … I believe that in life you learn through experience. I’m old enough to know now that relationships take work. That it’s not an easy thing. We’re always together. … I respect him so much.”


Kirstie Alley Not Dying

Kirstie Alley Not DyingKirstie Alley is fuming about a U.S. tabloid report that suggests she's so overweight she has just four years to live.

The National Enquirer alleged 58-year-old Alley's cycle of binge eating and yo-yo dieting had "shaved years off her life span".

The report, published this week (12Aug09), includes a quote from a doctor who claims she "may only live to 62".

The article has infuriated Alley, who has taken to the internet to defend herself and ask why overweight male stars aren't subjected to the same press intrusion.

Alley writes on her Twitter.com page, "I wonder if Kevin James, John Goodman, Alec Baldwin, James Gandolfini, K-Fed, Bill Shatner, etc are dying in four years or only FAT actresses."


I faked it with Peter Andre: Katie Price

I faked it with Peter Andre: Katie PriceFurious Jordan last night revealed the bitter truth that made her life with Peter Andre hell, admitting: "I lived a lie for five years."

The love-split star confessed that she put on a good wife act to please Peter, and vowed to ruin him as their split reached a shocking new low.

In an exclusive interview Jordan said: "I tried for five years to be something I suppose I wasn't really just because I wanted the marriage to work.

"I was in love with Pete. But you end up rebelling."

And she told a close friend: "I don't care if I ruin him. I've told my lawyers that. I want to bring him down. I've lived a lie with him for so long."

The couple tried to make their crumbling marriage work by having counselling. But they are now going through a messy divorce after Pete walked out in May, furious at pictures of Jordan on a night out with horse trainer friend Andrew Gould.

Jordan, 31, said: "For the past two years things weren't good. We had marriage counselling.

"And I really tried. I was never going to leave him because I believe you try and make things work. But now I'm not in that situation it's as if a big weight has been lifted off. I think, 'Would I ever go back?' There's just no way I could."

Since the split, mum-of- three Jordan has been seen on the razz and in a steamy clinch with her new cage fighter boyfriend Alex Reid.

Her behaviour has been slammed by singer Peter, 36, whose new single Behind Closed Doors is expected to miss out on topping the charts tonight. Most recently, he accused her of being a "despicable mother" in a phone row about teaching their children to swear - filmed for an ITV2 documentary on Monday about his single life.

Peter, who yesterday performed at the Rock in the Park gig in Preston, Lancs, also previously lashed out at her for apparently allowing their four-year-old son Junior to see her in bed with Alex.

But Jordan - real name Katie Price - is now hitting back and told a pal: "I'm being battered but I'm not going to lay back and take it anymore. I've had enough. I'm playing him at his own game now. I've got the best lawyers in the business and he's going to regret messing with me.

"He's used me to make money. He's used me to promote his single. Enough! They're my kids, it's my life, he can f*** off if he wants anything from me."

But she later admitted to the pal: "I never thought this would go on. I thought it was a bad dream I was going to wake up from. So until now I've been out of my depth. But this past week Pete's shown his true colours."

The News of the World revealed last week that Jordan was getting ready to dump new lover Alex, 34. But she insists she IS happy with him and the pair were this week snapped kissing in front of Peter's son Junior on a family day out at a park in Brighton, Sussex.

He also tenderly kissed her head after they went jogging in the seaside town yesterday.

A source close to Jordan - who also has a two-year-old daughter, Princess Tiaamii with Peter and a son Harvey, seven, from her relationship with footballer Dwight Yorke - said: "This week has made her realise she does want to give Alex a go and treat him more than a rebound fling.

"It was very liberating for her to be able to take the kids out with Alex in the park in front of the photographers.


Michael Jackson Makes $90 Million Since Death

Michael Jackson Makes $90 Million Since DeathMichael Jackson's estate has raised a staggering $90 million (£60 million) since his death in June (09).

Jackson passed away less than eight weeks ago after suffering a cardiac arrest in Los Angeles, prompting a renewed interest in the singer's music back-catalogue.

The executors of his estate, John Branca and John McClain, have negotiated a number of deals that have helped pull in millions - and, after signing new merchandising and film deals, they expect to earn another $90 million before the end of the year (09).

Branca says, "That is a new record for estates that is unlikely to be broken."

He has also predicted that Jackson's estate will in the future continue to make up to $90 million a year - topping the posthumous profits generated by Elvis Presley's estate, which took in $50 million (£33 million) in 2008.

Branca adds, "When you look at what the Presley estate has done, you see the opportunities here."

But Howard Weitzman, a lawyer for Mr Branca and Mr McClain, points out that much of the money will be used to pay off the star's debts.

He explains, "We are very optimistic about the revenue we will generate. But we also have to be sober about the debt the estate has."

The Thriller legend died with debts amounting to approximately $398 m illion (£265 million).


Anonymous Celebrity Rachel McAdams

Anonymous Celebrity Rachel McAdamsRachel McAdams says nobody cares she is famous.

The 'Time Traveler's Wife' actress has no problems with the public pestering her when she's out because they don't recognise her or realise she a movie star.

She said: "Besides not leaving the house, staying housebound and never seeing the light of day, I guess I just tend to go about my everyday business not bothering anyone. Nobody really cares that I go to the post office or buy deodorant at the drug store. No one's really interested.

I would try it. I would give it a good shot for a little while. I grew up in a small town, with a small backyard and raspberry bushes. And I wish I was able to grow my own food.

"I always used to think this was exciting stuff but no one really cares. I think if I lived in New York it would all be a little bit more high-profile, but in Toronto where I live, no one really cares."

Earlier this year, the 30-year-old beauty admitted she is a homely girl and would be happy to shun the Hollywood lifestyle to go "back to basics" and become a farmer.

She said: "I would try it. I would give it a good shot for a little while. I grew up in a small town, with a small backyard and raspberry bushes. And I wish I was able to grow my own food."


Michael Jackson Memorabilia Stolen

Michael Jackson Memorabilia StolenPolice have been called in when millions of pounds of Michael Jackson memorabilia has been stolen from Las Vegas.

Business man Henry Vaccaro was involved in a legal dispute with Jackson in the 1990s and the late singer settled the case by handing over items from his personal collection which he kept locked up in Las Vegas.

The treasure - believed to be worth over $1 million (£625,000) - is said to include lyrics, notebooks and costumes, as well as 60 unreleased master tapes, which contain 26 previously unheard Jackson songs.

Shortly before the music icon's death in June (09), Vaccaro agreed to hand eight items back to Jackson, following a request from the star - and after Jackson's death he offered to return the belongings to the estate.

But when he went back to the storage space in Las Vegas with two of Jackson's lawyers in July (09), he reportedly discovered 114 items missing, including the eight he had agreed to return to Jackson.

Vaccaro alleges the missing items were subsequently sold by Clark County Public Auction owner Mario Trabado, who claims to have acquired the items legally from a private seller.

He sold 277 lots for approximately $37,000 (£23,00) at the end of June (09).

Vaccaro has lodged a complaint with the Las vegas police, who are believed to be investigating his claims.


Alex Reid feels he`s Katie Price`s sex slave

Alex Reid feels he`s Katie Price`s sex slaveKate Price’s lover Alex Reid has reportedly told friends that he feels under the thumb, and is exhausted after marathon romps with the British celebrity.

According to reports, the cage fighter moaned to pals that he is a “sex slave” kept under lock and key in Jordan’s mansion, reports The Daily Star.

A pal said, “He’s meant to be the hardened cage-fighting champion, but she has left him exhausted with her demands. He feels like a sex slave, while his mates are all moaning that he never returns their calls.”

The pal added, “He is genuine about Kate, but it gets too much for him sometimes. Alex is saying that it will get better after the divorce.”

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Ryan Seacrest Receives Height Help From A Box

Ryan Seacrest Receives Height Help From A BoxAmerican Idol host and E! News anchor Ryan Seacrest tapes a few TV segments in front of the cameras outside of the Idol auditions on Friday (August 15) in Boston, Mass.

The 34-year-old, who is 5-foot-8-inches, was seen taking American Idol to new heights by standing on top of a large box to appear taller for the cameras!

Ryan even took the time to pose with fans!


Michael Jackson's This Is It To Hit Cinemas

Michael Jackson's This Is It To Hit CinemasMichael Jackson's final ever 'concert' is being released as a "gift to his millions of fans".

Sony Pictures Entertainment has confirmed it will piece together highlights from hours of footage of the late pop legend rehearsing for his sold-out 'This Is It' London concerts.

The hotly-anticipated film - which shares its name with the never-performed shows - will feature 3D segments, behind-the-scenes footage and a host of classic songs Jackson was perfecting leading up to his sudden death on June 25.

Music executive John McClain - who along with Jackson's long-time attorney John Branca was named as an executor of his estate in his will - said: "This film is not only a tribute to an artist who created excitement every moment he was on stage, but also is a fitting gift to the millions of fans worldwide who loved him and who he devoted his professional life to entertaining."

This film is not only a tribute to an artist who created excitement every moment he was on stage, but also is a fitting gift to the millions of fans worldwide who loved him and who he devoted his professional life to entertaining.

Kenny Ortega, who was creative director for the 'This Is It' shows, is delighted the world will get to see Jackson's vision for the residency.

Ortega said: "Everyone will see what our team was so fortunate to experience, which was the full commitment, passion and creativity that Michael put into this project. He was the architect of 'This Is It', and we were his builders. The footage that was captured from the early stages of the production to our technical rehearsals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles will show Michael as he truly was, creatively involved with every aspect of the production.

"It will also show Michael as one of the greatest entertainers in the world. The footage will show that he was on his way to another theatrical triumph."

A percentage of the proceeds will go directly to Jackson's estate for the benefit of the Michael Jackson Family Trust.

Branca said: "Our goal is to work with partners who treat Michael's legacy with dignity and respect, while allowing us to substantially build the value of his estate for the benefit of Mrs. Katherine Jackson, Michael's three children and the charitable causes that meant so much to him during his life."

The 'Billie Jean' singer's mother Katherine has been granted full custody of her son's children - Prince Michael I, 12, and Paris, 11, and seven-year-old Prince Michael II, also known as 'Blanket'.

Sony Pictures reportedly paid £36 million for the rights to the exclusive rehearsal footage from AEG Live and the movie will hit cinemas worldwide on October 28.


PETA asks Lady Gaga to strip for new ad

PETA asks Lady Gaga to strip for new adPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) officials are trying to persuade pop star Lady Gaga to strip for their new ad campaign.

The animal rights activists were impressed when the colourful Gaga declared at a press conference that she hates fur and doesn't like to wear it, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Now PETA bosses want her to wear nothing but "a few playing cards" as part of their ongoing "Rather Go Naked than Wear Fur" campaign.

"We hope to shoot Lady Gaga by covering her up with just a few playing cards," said a PETA spokesperson.


Gay director Almodovar attracted to Penelope Cruz

Gay director Almodovar attracted to Penelope CruzWell-known Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, who is a gay, says he got attracted to his muse Penelope Cruz with whom he has done films like "Volver" and "All About My Mother".

Almodovar admitted that he was intensely attracted to Cruz while filming his latest film "Broken Embraces", a concept he also included in the plot, reported contactmusic.com.

"Out of all the actresses I have worked with, Penelope really has been the one who has caused a sense of desire in me beyond the sensuality of a film shoot," he said.

"Normally, as a director, you engage with your leading lady on an extremely emotional level, and there is everything but sex. But it is true that with Penelope it is different. She has caused me sexual desire," he added.


Metallic Beauty Britney Spears

Metallic Beauty Britney SpearsBritney Spears' beauty secret is aluminium foil.

The 'Womanizer' singer reportedly uses cool strips of the metallic cooking aid to give her lips an instant pick-me-up when she is feeling tired.

A source said: "To keep her lips looking perky and fresh, her make-up artist takes a sheet from a stockpile of frozen foil in his freezer, pokes a hole in it so Britney can breath through her mouth and smoothes it over her face."

To keep her lips looking perky and fresh, her make-up artist takes a sheet from a stockpile of frozen foil in his freezer, pokes a hole in it so Britney can breath through her mouth and smoothes it over her face.

The regime apparently helps reduce puffiness and swelling, leaving Britney with a perfect pout.

Britney, 27, is not the only star with an unusual oral beauty regime.

Jennifer Aniston apparently uses a homemade lip scrub containing sugar and water to banish flaky skin, while Angelina Jolie swears by a $4 lip balm.

A source said of the 'Tomb Raider' beauty: "Angelina stockpiles the lip butter to preserve her to-die-for pout. She likes it because it also helps to freshen your breath and Angelina hates chewing gum"

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Shakira Stuns Family With Sexy Shoot

Shakira Stuns Family With Sexy ShootPop star Shakira is terrified the video for her new single is too sexy, fearing the raunchy promo will shock her parents and neighbors.

The stunning Colombian singer dons a flesh-colored leotard to writhe around in a cage in the video for She Wolf. But Shakira was worried about how the footage would be received by her loved ones.

She tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "My parents texted me to say they had watched it and really loved it. A bit provocative, but they loved it. But my mother was just a little bit concerned what the neighbors were going to say.

"No matter how famous you are, you always wonder what your parents and neighbors will say. Parents are like your conscience. My mom saw some of the images before the edit and said, 'Oh my God, is that really you?' My dad said it was very artistic. I have their blessing".

I showed his parents the video and the ex-First Lady of Argentina thought it was sexy but classy

And Shakira's fiance Antonio De La Rua, the son of former Argentine president Fernando de la Rua, was also wary of her appearing to bare all in the video.

She adds, "He was at the shoot and he watched me walk out in the leotard and said, 'Hey, why don't you wear a scarf? Put a scarf on!' Then he closed his eyes and just let it happen.

"I showed his parents the video and the ex-First Lady of Argentina thought it was sexy but classy. I didn't want to look at his father's face".


Cate Blanchett is NIDA Noteworthy

Cate Blanchett is NIDA NoteworthyCate Blanchett hits the red carpet at the NIDA Foundation Trust gala event on Saturday (August 8) in Sydney, Australia.

This year’s gala celebrated the National Institute of Dramatic Art’s 50th birthday at their Kensington premises.

Cate graduated from NIDA in 1992 and shortly thereafter, joined the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls. She and her husband, director Andrew Upton, are currently artistic directors of STC.


Vanessa Hudgens in nude photo scandal once again

Vanessa Hudgens in nude photo scandal once againTeen sensation Vanessa Hudgens has found herself at the centre of a naked photo scandal once again.

Gossip websites were sent into frenzy on Aug 05 (09) when pictures allegedly showing Hudgens naked leaked online.

It is not clear whether the blurry shots were of Hudgens – but celebrity blogger Perez Hilton claims they are.

Hilton has claimed that lawyers for Hudgens, 20, contacted him and asked him to remove the snaps from his site because the star was underage when they were taken.

A rep for Hudgens was not available for comment, reports Contactmusic.

This isn’t the first time when Hudgens is at the centre of a naked photo scandal.

Back in 2007, nude pictures of then 18-year-old ‘High School Musical’ star Hudgens were leaked.

The Disney star claimed the photos were intended only for boyfriend Zac Efron, said she regretted taking them and apologized to her fans.


Naked Ambition and the Vanessa Hudgens Nudes?

Naked Ambition and the Vanessa Hudgens Nudes?Let's say your movie's red-carpet premiere is coming up. Let's say your drive for publicity is revving up.

Would you, say, leak naked photos of your leading lady about, oh, a day before the big to-do in trying to make it a bigger to-do?

Would you dare suggest that Summit Entertainment and Vanessa Hudgens were in cahoots to make a little movie called Bandslam a big, impossible-to-ignore part of your summer?

Would you?!

Then you are bad.

And you are just the type who's going to enjoy the following mostly made-up timeline of activity leading up to this past week's Bandslam gala:

• Early July: Summit bets big on Hudgens, and announces that it'll unveil an all-new trailer for the Twilight Saga's New Moon at Bandslam screenings.

• July 30-Aug. 2: Aliens in the Attic, a sci-fi comedy costarring Hudgens' friend and High School Musical costar Ashley Tisdale, bombs in its box office debut.

• Morning of Aug. 3: Someone at Summit points out that Bandslam could be eerily described as a "music drama costarring Tisdale friend and HSM costar Vanessa Hudgens." Major fretting over Bandslam's own box office future—if not the box office future of New Moon—ensues.

• Afternoon of Aug. 3: Someone else at Summit suggests that the studio fire a Twilight cast member in order to goose interest in the franchise, and, in turn, in Bandslam. Yet another someone else at Summit reminds that the studio already did fire a cast member. Major fretting continues.

• Morning of Aug. 4: A confidential studio white paper notes that "there were no nude pictures of Ashley Tisdale leaked via the Interweb prior to the release of Aliens in the Attic." The report concludes: "Let's not let this mistake happen to us!!!"

• Afternoon of Aug. 4: Calls are made. An actress is reminded she pledged to E! News to "show nudity in a film when the time is right." An actress reminds said reminder that a film premiere is not a film. An actress is reminded "Sneaker Nights" can be releaked to the media, and is asked, "Which would you rather have out there right now?"

• Aug. 5: E! Online columnist Marc Malkin reports that Hudgens, the source of nude pictures back in 2007, has been featured in "another batch of racy pics." A source tells Malkin the shots are old. Still, the news is new—and big.

• Aug. 6: Summit hosts its now much-anticipated Bandslam premiere in Los Angeles. Even though the subject of the new old nudes is declared off-limits, Hudgens is a sought-after soundbite.

• Aug. 7: Summit eagerly counts down the days until Bandslam's Aug. 14 release. Cue evil cackle.

Then again...

Maybe bad pictures just happen to good people. Maybe studios don't control the universe, or even try to.

In any case, the scandal looks to be a box office non-starter. Exhibitor Relations analyst Jeff Bock thinks Bandslam will fight to break through amid a slew of late-summer films. The New Moon trailer will definitely help, he says; the nude pictures won't. Says Bock: "The people who would be interested in those pictures wouldn't be interested in this movie."


Michael Jackson's final resting place undetermined

Michael Jackson's final resting place undeterminedThe final resting place of the late U.S. pop singer
Michael Jackson has yet to be determined by his mother Katherine, one of his brothers says.

Jermaine Jackson said in an interview for CNN's "Larry King Live" Friday his mother had not decided where the "Thriller" star's remains will be buried. Jermaine said he would like to see his brother's body buried at Neverland Ranch in California.

"I'm just concerned about security and being secure in a peaceful setting," he said of his preference of a burial at Michael Jackson's former home.

Jermaine also downplayed suspicions his brother was addicted to drugs prior to his June 25 death at age 50.

"I have never seen him act abnormal around me or never known anything like that," Jermaine told King.

Jermaine also voiced support for John Branca and John McClain, the two individuals who have control of his late brother's estate holdings.

"These are people we have known for many, many years," he said. "They are doing an incredible job. They have raised a lot of money, close to $100 million for the estate. They are following out Michael's wishes accordingly."


Victoria Beckham thrilled to be joining American Idol

Victoria Beckham thrilled to be joining American IdolShe's thrilled to be joining American Idol - but don't expect Victoria Beckham to swap that pout for a smile.

Days after we revealed that Posh was going to step into Paula Abdul's Louboutins on the hit reality talent show, she has called to tell us about her judging style.

Victoria, 35, tells us: "I am beyond excited. When I heard, I just couldn't believe it.

"I feel like I've got the best job that there is. I'm just so happy and I can't wait. I was in bed on Wednesday when I got the text from Simon Fuller saying: 'You're going to Denver'."

When she arrived at a downtown Denver hotel yesterday before the first round of auditions, scores of onlookers crowded around taking photos.

She said: "I'm a big fan of the show - I come to the shows with the kids and David loves it. I'm just so grateful to be given such a fantastic opportunity.

"I'm still grinning from ear to ear.

I'll try hard to pout and not shatter the illusion I'm a moody cow... but I don't know if I can!" Any contestants expecting a hard time from the Spice Girl-turnedclothes designer can breathe a sigh of relief.

Victoria reveals she's no Simon Cowell and insists she'll be "nice" to contestants.

She told 3am: "I know how it feels to be stood there and judged - and how it can feel when nerves get the better of you."

It has been a big week for Posh, who has also ended her £12million, one-year deal to model Armani undies. We hear: "Victoria loved the campaigns she did for Armani and the results were great.

"But she's a 35-year-old mother of three and feels it's time to move on.

She has never been busier."

Posh may be covering up but, good news, girls - Becks is still contracted to appear in his Armani pants. Phew!


Dogs working out in Salman Khan's personal gym

Dogs working out in Salman Khan's personal gym Mumbai: Flying overwhelmed these days with girl friend Katrina's confessions over their six year long relationship, actor Salman Khan is so happy with the situation that his happiness has led him to gift his gym to his pets.

News is that Sallu, who is equally known for his love for pets as for his girl friend, have actually taken over his gym as he (Salman) has no space from them at his home. Salman lost his dearly loved pet dog Myson, he adopted two more dogs.

Salman, who is said to have a fully equipped personal gym in his Galaxy Apartments is now hitting the gym near his home where he had been a regular member.

It is also said that Salman sees to it that the gym is kept clean and he avoids going in there for his workout, as dogs are staying in there.


Peter Andre never liked Jordan

Peter Andre never liked JordanPeter Andre has said that he never liked Jordan, a.k.a Katie Price, his estranged wife. The former couple have been locked in a bitter battle of words since their split, with the glamour girl accusing the singer for their failed marriage. And now, Andre has laid the blame on the model for repeatedly defaming him through their relationship.

"Kate has been putting me down for five-and-a-half years and it's a real shame she doesn't see fit to stop it now we're not even together," The Mirror quoted him.

"She makes jibes at me constantly and it really upsets me that she uses the kids to do it. I don't even feel like I know her any more. I loved Katie Price but she left the building a long time ago now.

"I never liked Jordan and my feelings haven't changed. She contradicts herself constantly and I think people are really starting to pick up that she says one thing one minute and another the next.”

"She's so unpredictable because in one breath she's saying she'd like to have more of my kids because they'd be beautiful, and in another she's saying how she's over me already and how she was more upset over Dane Bowers. Charming! It's all getting a bit desperate if you ask me," he added.

A source also said, "For the past two months Katie has been attacking Pete with constant jibes. He needed to put his side across - and has done it in style!"

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Mary Lynn Rajskub Gets Married in Vegas Style

Mary Lynn Rajskub Gets Married in Vegas StyleMary Lynn Rajskub's has never been one to stick to convention, and the 24 star's wedding to personal trainer Matthew Rolph over the weekend at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas was no exception.

The actress, wearing an ivory wedding gown with lace overlay by Nicole Miller, was walked down the aisle Saturday by the couple's 1-year-old son Valentine to Elvis's "A Little Less Conversation." The groom wore a white Hugo Boss suit.

"We didn't know that getting married at a casino in Vegas with Elvis could be so romantic," Rajskub tells PEOPLE exclusively. "Our wedding was beautiful, spontaneous and intimate."

After the ceremony, the couple and their 20 guests, among them It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia costars and real-life husband and wife Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney, continued the celebration into the wee hours at the restaurant Koi Las Vegas.

Rajskub, 38, and Rolph, 29, who met while she was performing a stand-up comedy gig, welcomed their son on July 24 last year.

"We are so excited to officially be husband and wife," Rajskub adds.

The actress is currently shooting the eighth season of 24 and will next be seen in the feature film Julie and Julia opening Friday. Rolph is the co-owner of Pilates Plus Malibu.


AnnaLynne McCord Has Family Fun on Malibu

AnnaLynne McCord Has Family Fun on MalibuBikini-clad AnnaLynne McCord soaks up the sun with her sisters Angel and Rachel in Malibu on Sunday (August 2).

On Saturday, the 21-year-old starlet went to Kitson wearing a ‘Team Naomi’ t-shirt after shopping at the exclusive preview of the Magnolia Collection from Treesje in LA.

The three McCord sisters recently collaborated to create a clothing line, ‘The Sisters 3′, for The Blind Project, a charity organization that builds factories in third world countries to educate and employ victims of human trafficking.


Christina Milian poses topless with new beau

Christina Milian poses topless with new beauAmerican R 'n' B singer Christina Milian was pictured posing topless with her new boyfriend, singer/producer The-Dream, real name Terius Hagert Youngdell Nash, on the latest issue of Vibe magazine.

Milian, 27, recreated Janet Jackson's famous Rolling Stones cover as she posed with equally naked Nash, protecting her modesty with his right arm and hand. The-Dream's other arm is placed on her stomach, with his hand drifting south as Milian pulls open her trousers.

In the interview inside the magazine, the two professed their love for each another.

"I'd run through the wall for you. While on fire. With gasoline drawers on," the Sun quoted The-Dream as saying as he looked into the eyes of his girlfriend.

Milian added: "I connected with his heart, especially his respect for a woman."


Eminem threatens Mariah Carey with nude snaps

Eminem threatens Mariah Carey with nude snapsThrough his latest song, rapper Eminem is threatening singer-actress Mariah Carey that he will leak her nude snaps if she continues to deny that they ever had a relationship.

Carey had poked fun at Eminem in her video Obsessed in which she said he was "delusional" for hinting they had slept together in his track Bagpipes from Baghdad.

Now he has hit back with lyrics of his song The Warning,

In the song, Eminem raps about Carey and says he has "enough dirt on you to murder you".

"Mariah, it ever occur to you that I still have pictures?", he adds in the song.

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Nicole Scherzinger's Globetrotting Family

Nicole Scherzinger's Globetrotting FamilyNicole Scherzinger plans to raise her family in Switzerland and America.

The Pussycat Dolls star's boyfriend, motor racing star Lewis Hamilton, currently lives in Geneva while she resides in Los Angeles and they will continue to divide their time between continents even when they have children.

My girlfriend lives in LA, so it will probably be split between there and here

Lewis said: "Geneva is a beautiful city. I like Monte Carlo, but I prefer this. I've lived here for two years and think my home will be here and the States in the future. My girlfriend lives in LA, so it will probably be split between there and here. This is a great place to raise a family."

Lewis also revealed the couple constantly send each other picture messages on their mobile phones to help cope with lengthy periods apart.

He said: "I take pictures of everything in my life and I have a very long distance relationship, so it's how I communicate."


Tired and Embarrassed, Saif shocks everyone

Tired and Embarrassed, Saif shocks everyoneThe recent hectic round of production-related activities and marketing culimating in the painful process of pacifying the Sikh federations about the length of his beard, has taken a toll on Saif Ali Khan.

The actor is exhausted and completely not in the mood for any more events related to the film.

The premiere last night was held in Delhi instead of Mumbai. This would be construed as odd behaviour considering all of Saif and Kareena’s friends together at a Mumbai premiere would have constituted almost the entire industry. And they were just a phonecall away.

Says Saif, “That’s precisely why we decided not to have a premiere in Mumbai. I’d have had to call up everyone personally and ask them to come. It would’ve seemed like asking for a favour. And I don’t want anyone to watch my film out of a sense of generosity.”

The last-minute decision to shift the venue of the premiere to Delhi kept most of Saif’s colleagues out. But it didn’t stop Akshay Kumar from rooting for Love Aaj Kal from London. Akshay prophesied it would be a big hit.

Saif is delighted. “I’m so happy Akshay said that. I wish the industry would show more kindness towards films. When Kareena’s Kambakkt Ishq came there was so much negativity about it. It’s scary.”

It’s this fear of an anticipatory wail that provoked Saif to transfer the premiere venue.

“It wasn’t really a premiere in Delhi. Just a screening for people close to us, ” clarifies Saif. “Only the cast and crew and people connected with the film were there. That’s the way we wanted to keep it.”

But Saif and Kareena’s friends in Mumbai are none too pleased. One of his leading ladies with whom he recently did a racy film says, “What’s the point of a premiere in Delhi when the whole industry is in Mumbai? I’d have definitely gone, for Saif and Imtiaz Ali’s sake. I want to see what they’ve done together.”

But Saif isn’t really bothered. It has been a hectic time for him. “Earlier producers like Ramesh Taurani made me do a lot of publicity for their films. Now I totally followed that model for my own production. And I’m exhausted. When I was younger I found publicity boring.Now I know better.”

The experience of producing a film has helped Saif understand the value of economizing. “I used to waste a lot of money and I’m not proud of it. It’s not about cutting corners. It’s an art to respect money.

I’ve seen my wealthy friends buying the right air tickets, booking the right room at the best possible prices. We did go a tiny bit over-budget in my first production. Next time it won’t happen.”

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Clarkson performs controversial song

Clarkson performs controversial songKelly Clarkson bowed down to her record bosses on Friday - after performing the new single she's dubbed a "rip off" of Beyonce's hit Halo at a free show in New York. Skip related content
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Clarkson claims songwriter/producer Ryan Tedder sent her the ballad Already Gone without telling her he'd already offered it to Beyonce.

Sony Music executives ignored Clarkson's pleas not to release the track because it sounded too much like Beyonce's Halo - prompting her to publicly criticise Tedder and her bosses at the label.

But the Since U Been Gone singer has consented to promote the tune, which she performed at a free concert on US TV show Good Morning America, drawing thousands of fans to New York City's Central Park.

The singer explained earlier this week, "In the end, they're releasing it without my consent. It sucks, but it's one of those things I have no control over. I already made my album. At this point, the record company can do whatever they want with it. It's kind of a s**tty situation, but... you know, you learn."


Michael Jackson Mad With Bad

Michael Jackson Mad With BadMichael Jackson thought 'Bad' was a flop.

The pop icon - who died of a suspected cardiac arrest last month - was unhappy the album failed to match the success of its predecessor, 'Thriller', despite selling over 25 million copies.

His friend and collaborator Quincy Jones - who produced Michael's biggest three LPs, 'Off the Wall', 'Thriller' and 'Bad' - said: "He sold 25 million copies of 'Bad'. That's a lot of records. But Michael wanted to sell 100 million. In his bathroom he had written '100 million' on the mirror in lipstick.

Every city I go to, at midnight, I hear 'Billie Jean', I hear 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough', I hear 'Wanna Be Starting Something'

"I said, 'Michael, nobody's going to convince me that 25 million is a bomb."

Although Michael is classed as one of the greatest musicians of all time by critics, Quincy admits he is still amazed by the enduring popularity of the 'Smooth Criminal' hitmaker.

He added: "He was inventive and experimental. He'd try anything.

"Every city I go to, at midnight, I hear 'Billie Jean', I hear 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough', I hear 'Wanna Be Starting Something'. His music is still dominant. It's astounding."


Shakira: ‘I’m a Terrible Actress’

ShakiraShakira will never return to her acting roots — because she was a “terrible” actress.

The Hips Don’t Lie singer, 32, started out as an actress in a bid to get famous –but she was so bad, she never wants to appear on screen again.

“I acted once — years ago,” she says. “I was such a terrible actress, so I stopped. I’m always making up excuses not to take up any roles that I’m being offered.

“I don’t know. I am very unsure about my skills as an actress so I don’t know.”

The Colombian star recently revealed that she used to find it really “difficult” when it came to writing songs — because she had to look up every word in an English-Spanish dictionary.

“Writing songs used to be so difficult for me,” said Shakira, whose latest album is mostly in English. “A few years ago I could barely speak English and I used to write my songs with a dictionary.

“It was a real labor of love and I would sit there for hours just looking up words. But now thankfully it comes to me more naturally and spontaneously.”


Jennifer Aniston is Perky Pretty

Jennifer Aniston is Perky PrettyA perky-looking Jennifer Aniston steps out in a pair of straw wedges as she arrives to the set of her new movie The Bounty in New York City on Thursday (July 30).

It’s been recently revealed that the 40-year-old actress allows herself a nightly cigarette before heading off to bed. She does this while taking in the skyline of her favorite city on Earth — The Big Apple.


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