Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Marvel Introduces Motion Comics

What's a motion comic? Some of you may already know without realizing it. Anyone that has DC's Watchman DVD comic owns a motion comic; and you know that the future of comics is 'motion comics'. For anyone that has not seen a motion comic. Imagine the vivid illustrations that are generally static and motionless panning or zooming for emphasis along with minor moving elements in the background or foreground from time-to-time.

Marvel has taken the initiative to offer a free episode of their motion comics in an effort to draw in subscribers.

Check out Spider Woman episode 1 complete with cameo from Spider-Man.

Ripped from the pages of "Secret Invasion" and "New Avengers," this explosive first episode follows the new adventures of Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman as she rediscovers her life in a world she did not make. The Secret Invasion is over. Now comes the reckoning.

If that's not enough. Joss Whedon (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) has penned an episode which you can get a glimpse of in this trailer. And unlike some of the poor dialogue in the Spider Woman episode above, it has all the trappings of great Joss Whedon writing. It will be available October 28th.

If you are ready to subscribe to Marvel's motion comics check more out at:


If you are traveling in Asia anytime soon, may I suggest stopping in the mountainous village Kunming, South China? It has a beautiful scenery.

The catch is, you have to be under 4 feet 3 inches to live there.

Yeah, you read that right.

This town was founded by little people fleeing from exploitation and discrimination. The townspeople are self sufficient, complete with a fire brigade and police force. Spokesman Fu Tien said, "As small people we are used to being pushed around and exploited by big people. But here there aren't any big people and everything we do is for us."

The townspeople have made their town into a tourist attraction by erecting mushroom houses and dressing like fairy tale creatures.

...And they thought this would avoid discrimination?

LC Lands Movie Deal

Lauren Conrad is riding her reality television fame all the way to the big screen. The "Laguna Beach" and "The Hills" star penned LA Candy, a novel released earlier this year. The book is still on the New York Times bestseller list after fourteen weeks (but so was sTORI Telling Tori's Spelling's book.. apparently NY Bestseller isn't that far out of reach for starlets). Conrad has sold the rights to the film to Temple Hill Entertainment, the production company responsible for the Twilight series.

The book is about Jane Roberts, a nineteen-year old girl who moves to Los Angeles, finds fame while starring in a reality show, and then deals with the subsequent repercussions of fame. Sound eerily familiar?

Conrad is poised to release two more books through her publishing company. If you don't want to purchase the books, just watch reruns of "The Hills"- the book is basically a written play by play of her everyday life.

ALERT THE MEDIA: JT Is Single Again!

Justin Timberlake finally ditched his less famous girlfriend Jessica Biel. The couple broke up last month and dated for three years.
Friends of Timberlake have confirmed media suspicions that the couple has split. Biel's friends claim that the couple is "so hot and cold" that it is often difficult to determine the status of their relationship.
According to published reports, Justin Timberlake was seen at a VMA after party getting cozy with songstress Rihanna last month. Timberlake has recently made headlines about his burgeoning acting career. He was selected to play Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster, in the upcoming film about Facebook called The Social Network.
No word from Jessica's camp just yet, but this reporter sure is excited that JT is back on the market!

Pulp Fiction Screenwriter Sentenced To Jail

Roger Avary, Oscar-winning screenwriter of movie Pulp Fiction, is sentenced to one year in jail and five years probation for vehicular manslaughter and DUI charges. Avary was the cause of a tragic car accident in January 2008, in which he was driving at 100 mph when the car sped out of control. The crash killed passenger and family friend Andreas Zini and critically injured Avary's wife, Gretchen. A $4.1 million settlement has been reached with the victim's family. Avary has taken full responsibility for his actions, saying: "It has profoundly altered me to the very core of my being."

Kate Plus 8

"Jon & Kate Plus 8" will soon be simply "Kate Plus Eight," according to the TLC network, who announced Tuesday that its hit reality show is adapting to totally unexpected changes in the Gosselin household, which has been disrupted by the split up of Kate and Jon.

The renamed "Kate Plus Eight," which begins November 2, will continue to follow the lives of the Gosselin kids (5-year-old sextuplets - Alexis Faith, Hannah Joy, Aaden Jonathan, Collin Thomas, Leah Hope, Joel Kevin and 8-year-old twins, Cara Nicole & Madelyn "Mady" Kate ) but will also focus on Kate's new role as a single mother.

"It's not a huge shift, but it's reflective of where the show was already going," said Eileen O'Neill, TLC's president and general manager,"Jon's going to be involved in the show," she said, adding that he will be seen less often than before. While most fans disliked the nagging Kate, who seemed to always get in Jon's face with seemingly never-ending put-downs during the first few seasons, Jon has proven himself to be a lazy, self-centered jerk in the eyes of many current viewers.

The couple made their separation official on a "Jon & Kate" episode that aired in June and was seen by 10.6 million viewers.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

DJ AM's Death Ruled Accidental

A month after DJ AM's untimely death, New York City's medical examiner has announced that the cause of death was an accidental overdose. Toxicology tests showed that the celebrity DJ, born Adam Goldstein, died from acute intoxication caused by a combination of prescription drugs and cocaine. The report lists painkillers OxyContin and Vicodin; anti-anxiety medications Ativan, Klonopin, and Xanax; antihistamine Benadryl; and cocaine cut with Levamisole as present in his system when he was found dead in his apartment last month. Several prescription pill bottles and a crack pipe were also found in the apartment.

Goldstein survived a plane crash last year, along with friend Travis Barker, and was reportedly taking the anti-anxiety medication to treat his resulting fear of flying. Goldstein had also suffered from addiction problems in the past, and even took part in a drug intervention TV show before his death, which MTV is still planning to air.

Thom Yorke and Flea Teaming Up

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has posted on his blog that he is forming a new band. There has been a lot of news surrounding Yorke these days, between writing a song for the New Moon soundtrack and taking a break from Radiohead to write some solo work. This new band will be performing said solo material, and will include Nigel Godrich (Radiohead's producer), Joey Waronker (drummer for Beck and R.E.M), Maura Refosco, and Flea, bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Here is the exact post:

in the past couple of weeks i've been getting a band together for fun to play the eraser stuff live and the new songs etc.. to see if it could work!
here's a photo.. its me, joey waronker, mauro refosco, flea and nigel godrich.

at the beginning of october the 4th and 5th we are going to do a couple of shows at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.
we don't really have a name and the set will not be very long cuz ..well ...we haven't got that much material yet!
but come and check it out if you are in the area. we've also got locals Lucky Dragons playing.
all the best."

Robert Pattinson is "annoyed" by The Parts He is Offered

Robert Pattinson who is known for playing vampire Edward Cullen in 'Twilight' - claims that the roles he is offered rarely challenge his acting abilities.

“Annoyingly, there are so few parts I feel I can add anything to, or that I want to do," Robert complained. "Acting is the hardest thing I've ever done in my life."

"I don’t want to be an actor for the sake of it. I don’t find any particular pleasure in being an attention-seeker."

Robert is somewhat overwhelmed by his new found fame because he thought the film adaptation of Stephanie Meyer's vampire drama would be "something really small."

"It’s strange because even though the figures show that the books were successful and sold millions of copies, you couldn’t even buy them in London," Robert told AnOther Man magazine. "Hardly anyone I knew had read them."

"I had no idea at all. I’d seen my co-star Kristen Stewart in 'Into the Wild' and some of the director Catherine Hardwicke’s other films, and that’s all I thought it was, something really small.”

Monday, September 28, 2009

Frog Swallows Light Meal

It's something you don't see everyday. A Florida man noticed a frog in his yard was attached to a small lighting ornament he set up earlier to help the frogs in his yard catch bugs.

The idea worked too well. James Snyder (a photographer) tells the story ... "I have a large mango tree by my patio and my wife and I have Christmas lights wrapped around the trunk and main limbs to light it up underneath.

"I took my dog out back when I noticed the frog glowing on the tree and at first I though that the frog was sitting on top of the light. I quickly put my dog back in side and grabbed my camera, but I was convinced that he would be gone by the time I returned but when I got back he was still sitting there glowing away.

"I began taking pictures from about four or five feet away because I did not want to scare him and make him move. I zoomed in and noticed that the wire was actually going into the frogs mouth, he had swallowed the entire light, he wasn't sitting at all."

James continues, "I figured he had must be dead and because there was no fear of spooking him I got very close and continued taking pictures. But after a few minutes I noticed one of his legs moved, death spasm I thought for a second until he repositioned his entire body.

"Now with the realisation that the frog was indeed alive I wanted to keep him that way. So I fired off a few more shots, then gently grabbed the wire next to the bulb and slowly pulled it out of his mouth." Snyder was able to safely remove the light as it was still attached to the wire of course. While the little frog was no longer glowing, he seemed happier to be alive.

Madonna to Marry Jesus?

The rumor mill has blown an interesting story in our general direction.

Recently divorced singer Madonna has allegedly spoken about the possibility of marrying her 22 year old boy toy Jesus Luz. Randy Taraborrelli, Madonna's biographer, addressed the seriousness of their relationship despite a 29 year age difference.

Taraborrelli tells Britain's Hello! magazine, "The pop queen has been dating Jesus since January and it is thought the pair may marry before the end of the year. Madonna is crazy about Jesus and has been telling close friends and family that 'I could definitely see myself marrying him. Yes, it's definitely on the table.'"

Madonna has been married twice before- in the 80's to actor Sean Penn and in 2000 to director Guy Richie. Madonna met Jesus in December 2008, right before her divorce from Richie was finalized.

'Lucy In The Sky' Inspiration Dies

Lucy Vodden, passed away at age 46 due to complications with the immune disease lupus. She was the inspiration for The Beatles' 1967 hit song "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds".

It all stemmed from a drawing done by Julian Lennon, John Lennon's eldest son. The picture was of classmate Lucy Vodden, nee O'Donnell, at the Weybridge Nursery School in 1966. This must have been one heck of a drawing, as it inspired Lennon to pen one of the most famous Beatles songs of all time.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Don't Look! One Of These Men Could Be Your Father

Pray that men were not really like in this in the 80's. It seems they were. Oh.... the pain of watching this. It's like a train wreck you can't take your eyes from.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Ashlee Simpson New Perfect Body

Ashlee Simpson  New Perfect Body!

Ashlee Simpson shows of her perfect body on the set of Melrose Place.

Utilizing the 321 Baby Bulge Be Gone program, developed by celeb trainer Ramona Braganza, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz is better than back in the her new show.

Ramona Braganza has worked with celebs like Halle Berry and it to credit for Ashlee's post-baby comeback in Melrose Place.

A couple of weeks after giving birth to her son Bronx, Simpson-Wentz began the training program with celeb trainer Ramona.

Ashlee Simpson - On the set of Melrose Place
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

10 ways to live longer. According to

1. Don't oversleep: Sleeping too much can reduce life expectancy, according to a February 2002 study in the Archives of General Psychiatry. The study found that people who sleep more than eight hours per night had a significantly higher death rate than normal. But late-night-party-goers shouldn't rejoice: researches say that sleeping less than four hours also increases death rates. People who sleep between six and seven hours per night were shown to live the longest.

2. Be optimistic: Researchers found that optimistic people had a 50% decreased risk of early death compared with those who leaned more toward pessimism. Those with a positive outlook on life are probably less stressed, better equipped to deal with adversity and, consequently, healthier. Optimists also tend to have lower blood pressure than pessimists, which, again, is most likely related to how positive thinkers respond to stress.

3. Have more sex: There's decent evidence that sex helps keep us healthy, and thus increases longevity. But according to researchers, it's not necessarily an actual biological response generated by sex that makes us live longer. What's more likely is that having intimate sex means you are less stressed, happier and better rested--all factors that can lower blood pressure and protect against stroke and heart disease. A study found that "high ejaculation frequency was related to decreased risk of total prostate cancer."

4. Get a pet:
People who own pets, especially dogs, have been shown to be less stressed and require fewer visits to their physicians than non-owners. Survival rates for heart attack victims who had a pet have been shown to be 12% longer than for those who did not have one, according to one of the first studies dealing with the impact pets can have on our health. Pet owners have also been shown to have lower blood pressure. The reasons for these findings are most likely related to an array of psychological factors, such as the facts that owning a pet decreases loneliness and depression, encourages laughter and nurturing, and stimulates exercise.

5. Get a VAP: It's estimated that about half of the people with heart diseases have normal cholesterol levels, which raises serious doubt as to the ability of traditional cholesterol tests to detect risk. But more advanced cholesterol tests, like the VAP test may remedy that. The VAP test measures important metrics, which traditional cholesterol tests miss completely. Unlike a regular test, which only detects half of the people with heart disease, the VAP has been shown to detect 90% of heart disease patients. That's important because lipid abnormalities can most often be rectified with medication and dietary changes. And since the danger of the abnormalities is cumulative, the sooner you start making changes, the better. This simple blood test can be done in most doctors' offices.

6. Be rich: In general, population groups that suffer the worst health status are those that have the highest poverty rates and the least education. One possible explanation for this is that higher incomes permit access to better food and housing, safer neighborhoods and increased medical care. Higher incomes also increase the opportunity to engage in health-promoting behaviors. That's not to say that being very wealthy is always better for longevity--after all, being a chief executive certainly exposes you to a high level of stress that can decrease life expectancy. But according to the data, striving to be financially comfortable is a good goal for aspiring centenarians.

7. Stop smoking: To say that smoking is bad for your health is, of course, not revelatory. But it still cannot be denied that quitting can significantly improve your prospects of living a long life. Middle-aged men who are long-term, heavy smokers face twice the risk of developing more aggressive forms of prostate cancer than men who have never smoked, according to findings. According to a recent study cigarette smoking has been clearly linked to the most common causes of death in the elderly. "Smoking is--for all but some exceptional subjects--incompatible with successful aging and compromises life expectancy even in extreme longevity," the study states.

8. Chill out: A study found that men who were classified as having the highest level of anger in response to stress were over three times more likely to develop premature heart disease when compared to men who reported lower anger responses. Furthermore, they were over six times more likely to have a heart attack by the age of 55. One possible explanation for these dramatic findings is the correlation between anger and high blood pressure, a condition that commonly develops in highly stressed individuals. The lesson here is simple: Try as much as you can to let the unavoidable, everyday stresses roll off your shoulders.

9. Eat your antioxidants: Antioxidants, special substances that are found in foods ranging from cinnamon and cloves to blueberries and artichokes, have the ability to scavenge free radicals, compounds whose unstable chemical nature accelerates the effect of aging on our cells.

10. Marry well: While the phrase "marry well" is typically used to describe people who marry someone rich, we are talking about something entirely different: genetics. Apparently, longevity genes can be inherited. Exceptional longevity and healthy aging is an inherited phenotype across three generations. So, for the bachelors out there deciding between a few women, pick the one whose grandparents are still alive. Of course, this won't make you live longer, but it might help your children.

I kind of like the third one and the sixth one, whao more sex equals long life that kind of sound like a good line to convince..............

Wangari Maathai: World-renowned Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel Peace laureate

New York � World-renowned Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel Peace laureate Wangari Maathai has appealed to the world's leaders to agree on an "ambitious" and "binding" deal at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December.

Maathai was speaking at the historic one-day UN summit on climate change held in New York. She was chosen to speak for international civil society and appeared with eight presidents from around the world, including Barack Obama of the United States and Paul Kagame of Uganda.

And now the Nobel Laurette Speaks up on Violent disparities

Wangari Maathai makes the relationship between needs and wars so clear that even the Nobel committee (which awarded her the peace prize in '04) got it. Violent disparities in access to resources, lead to violence. The wars right now destroying people and the planet are wars over the stuff of life: land and water and fuel.

If we can see the link between conflict and resource strain in Kenya and Congo and Brazil, why are we surprised that here at home, anger and tension-in-the-air is rising?

Extreme poverty, bankruptcies, defaults, debt--they're all on the rise for the majority of Americans, even as a tiny minority grow their share of all wealth, and grab more than their fair share of the scarce resource that is the government's care and attention.

The system is stressed and so are the people. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey found the average family premium for health insurance rose to $13,375 last year, a jump of 5% even as inflation fell. That makes for an obscene rise of 131% over the past ten years. No wonder, that at the same time the number of Americans without any health coverage rose to 46.3 million.

Healthcare is a scarce resource, and people's fears for themselves and their kids are very real.

The Census Bureau shows that the child poverty rate rose to 19.0% last year. That translates to 14.1 million children living in poverty in the richest nation in the world. By some estimates, that could be 26.6% by the end of 2009.

Income inequality is at an all time high. Resources are strapped. Are we really surprised that fear -- and gun-sales -- are rising?

Maathai's Green Belt movement believes in better environmental stewardship and better sharing will reduce war. She talks about it on GRITtv this week: "There is no way to have peace without equity."

E-mail Fraudulent Activities

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Holly Madison is Getting Her Own Show

Former Playboy Playmate Holly Madison will start shooting ‘Planet Holly’ in Las Vegas on October 12, and claims the new show will be “empowering” and fun.

“It will have some docu-drama, but it’s the perfect excuse for me to be normal in a light-hearted comedy romp," Holly said.

“‘Planet Holly’ also will have an empowering message for women showing that however crazy the ideas you might have, they can be achieved. "

“Growing up in Oregon, I had crazy dreams. I’d see Pamela Anderson or Jenny McCarthy on TV and say I’d like to do that, too. I wanted to go off on the adventure. I dreamed of being a sex symbol as a showgirl in Las Vegas - and it all came true!”

Holly – who is famous for dating Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner, who she split from last year – also wants to help young girls realise that their dreams can be achieved through hard work.

Referring to the burlesque production ‘Peepshow’ she has been a part of, Holly added: “Just because I‘ve wound up in ‘Peepshow’ on the Vegas Strip, I’m not stopping, and I’ve set myself five more things to achieve in life. I will never stop setting new goals because I’m having fun living life.”

Beyonce is performing in Malaysia despite its "strict dress code"

Beyonc� has finally agreed to perform in Malaysia, said Josh Grossberg in E! Online, "two years after scrapping a concert there due to anger by Islamic activists over her gyrating stage antics and titillating costumes." The R&B superstar will take her "I Am" world tour to Kuala Lumpur on Oct. 25 despite the Malaysian government's "strict dress code and code of conduct that includes no jumping, shouting, hugging or kissing onstage."

"She won't be allowed to wear her asymmetrical black leotard from her 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)' video," that's for sure, said Sarah Marie Pittman in Pollstar. But she obviously feels strongly about performing in Kuala Lumpur, and she's not the first artist to compromise in order to do so: "Rihanna, Avril Lavigne, and Gwen Stefani have all modified their costumes to show a little less skin when performing in Malaysia."

Which is ridiculous, said Tan Poh Kheng in the Sin Chew Daily. "Come on! It's just a concert!" Instead, the "self-proclaimed moral fighters" in the Malaysian government find it necessary to mandate "the moral values of the society." We go through this every time foreign artists perform in Malaysia�and that's why "our country's image gets crucified on the news pages of international media!"

Lily Allen Might Retire from Music

British pop singer Lily Allen has decided to take some time off from music, possibly permanently, because of piracy issues that have been negatively affecting the music business. On her anti-piracy blog, Allen confirmed that she has no plans to tour or make another record after latest album It's Not Me, It's You. She says, "I do however remain a fan of new music, so this is not some selfish crusade. The days of me making money from recording music has been and gone as far as I'm concerned, so I don't (at this point) stand to profit from legislation." The singer has instead taken on a new endeavor, starring in the West End production of Neil Labute's play, Reasons To Be Pretty.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ellen Pompeo Gives Birth

Ellen Pompeo, one of Grey's Anatomy's finest doctors, gave birth to a baby girl on September 15th. Pompeo and husband Chris Ivery named their first child Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery.

Stellaluna. Sound familiar? Maybe because it is the name of a bat from a children's book. The bat gets separated from her mother and adopted by a family of birds. Hopefully, this Stella Luna doesn't get separated from her ecstatic parents.

Now Every Woman is Wonder Woman

Reebok has a hip new shoe. Officially licensed Wonder Woman high tops. Called the Reebok Freestyle they pull from the Wonder Woman outfit and color scheme. But unlike the cheap kids shows with a plastic image of a superhero strapped to the sides, these lack the gaudy cheap look. Designed by Reebok, you know you are wearing something quality.

I can see working city women on break now in their fine dresses bouncing about town. Bound to be a hit with fun loving women everywhere.

Want to know more about Reebok and shoes check out our article How Shoe Brands Got Their Names.

Sarah Michelle Gives Birth

Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle welcomed their first child, Charlotte Grace, on September 19th. A rep for the couple says, "The family is over the moon." Sarah Michelle Gellar recently changed her last name to Prinze in preparation for parenthood.

Prinze, 33, married Gellar, 32, in 2002. The couple starred in movies such as "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and the "Scooby-Doo" series. Prinze will star in the television series '24' this fall. Congratulations to the newest family in Hollywood!

Dave Koz Gets Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

Renowned saxophonist Dave Kos earned a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame (#2,389 to be exact).

In a career spanning two decades, Dave Koz has established himself as a platinum-selling artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host, and instrumental music advocate. A six-time Grammy® nominee, he was honored today with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Recording artist Barry Manilow and Chris Gardner, who is known for his autobiography, "The Pursuit of Happyness," were guest speakers at the ceremony.

Attending guests included Jason Alexander, Motown's Lamont Dozier, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, music legend Johnny Mathis, Jeff Lorber (the keyboardist who gave Dave his start nearly 20 years ago), singers Monica Mancini, Phil Perry and BeBe Winans, comedian Bob Saget, Yankees star Bernie Williams, and songwriter Allee Willis. The event was a veritable Who's Who of the Smooth Jazz world, including Chris Botti, Rick Braun, Eric Darius, Kenny G, Michael Lington and Peter White.

Koz is known for such hits as "You Make Me Smile," his signature song, "Castle of Dreams," "Can't Let You Go" featuring the late Luther Vandross, "Together Again," "Honey-Dipped," "All I See Is You," and "Faces of the Heart," which was the theme song for "General Hospital" for more than 10 years. His first-ever retrospective album, Dave Koz - Greatest Hits, bowed at No. 1 on both Billboard's Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and iTunes' Jazz Album chart in September 2008.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

David Gray news!

British singer/songwriter, David Gray has a new album out called Draw The Line. The album is being featured as an Amazon Daily Deal. This week only you can purchase the entire album for $3.99 on Amazon Mp3.

Plaxico Burress Sentenced

NFL New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress has been sentenced to two years jail time pleading guilty to New York's tough gun laws. He has been found guilty of criminal possession of a weapon.

He will first be detained at Rikers Island. He'll first spend time in pens and be transported by the familiar white buses to Rikers. He will be moved within a month from Rikers to one of 34 medium security prisons in NY state where more security guards monitor the movement of inmates. This is better for Burress which helps in his own safety.

Burress arrived with this son in his arms and family in tow including his father. Burress attorney Benjamin Brafman commented the case was "terribly sad and very tragic." He also stated that law has no flexibility, not even the court had descrition to impose a less severe penalty.

Perhaps these words by Brafman say it best, "You can violate the law, be subject to severe punishment and not be a criminal."

This ordeal began when Plaxico and team mate Antonia Pierce were in the Latin Quarter nightclub in Manhattan in November of 2008. A gun Plaxico had in his pants fell down his pants and resulting in the gun discharging and shooting himself in his right thigh. The gun was unlicensed and in fact expired in Florida months earlier. Burress will be 34 when released.

The Spice Girls May Reunite (Again)!

Are you ready for this? Geri Halliwell, formerly known as Ginger Spice, has confirmed that she and the other former members of the Spice Girls are discussing reforming. Despite notoriously quitting the girl group in 1998, Halliwell met up for dinner with Emma Bunton, Mel B, and Mel C, where it is thought they discussed the reunion.

On UK TV show "This Morning," Halliwell said, "We are friends first and foremost. Obviously a career and music evolved through that friendship I think. Whatever happens afterwards is a bonus. We always talk about creative plans. Right now, I'll be honest. We are gathering information about a possibility, but I don't like to...when you are evolving a plan, you don't want to share it with the world."

Mel B, a.k.a Scary Spice, has also hinted at a reunion on her Twitter: "Spice girls, stadiums?????????? Had dinner with the amazing melc emma and geri I love them so much (sic)."

The "Wannabe" singers reformed briefly in 2007 for the "Return of the Spice Girls" tour, in which they performed 47 concerts across the world.

Heather Locklear Will Return to Role of Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place

Heather Locklear will return to "Melrose Place" as scheming vixen Amanda Woodward. Locklear will make her debut appearance on the show Tuesday, November 17.

“We’re ecstatic to have the chance to bring Amanda Woodward back to ‘Melrose Place,’” said executive producers Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer. “Heather’s involvement in the show is something we’ve been working on for some time as we couldn’t imagine creating and producing this show without the iconic character’s inclusion.”

Locklear joined the popular 1990s series “Melrose Place” at the end of season one and remained part of the show throughout its seven year run. She joins original castmates Laura Leighton, Thomas Calabro, Josie Bisset and Daphne Zuniga in the updated version for The CW which airs Tuesdays at 9:00PM (ET/PT). The new “Melrose Place” series premiere improved 9% in women 18-34, 7% in adults 18-34 and 8% in adults 18-49 compared to the premiere of “Privileged” in the time period a year ago. In fact, Melrose Place's women 18-34 performance out-delivered every “Privileged” telecast in the time period last year and all but two “90210” telecasts (the second hour of last year’s series premiere and the May 12, 2009 telecast).

Madonna Used to Have a Big Sweet Tooth

Pop superstar Madonna – who now follows a strict diet and exercise regime - was so “obsessed” with candy as a teenager she wanted to sell them.

“My dream was always to work in a candy store," Madonna said. "It was because of my obsession with candy. I’m not obsessed anymore, now that my teeth are all rotten!"

“I did go to a university for a year and there was a candy shop that I used to go to all the time, an old-fashioned one where all the candy was in these big glass jars. I used to go in there and look at all the candy and think, ‘God, it would be really cool to work in here; I could have candy whenever I wanted.’ ”

However, Madonna changed her mind when she moved to New York in the 70s and decided she wanted to be a pop star, no matter what it took.

“When I moved to the Big Apple, that was when I knew that that’s what I was going to do - be a singer and a songwriter and an entertainer," she said.

“I didn’t care if I had to starve, and live in a room with five guys, and wash in a sink; that was what I’m going to do. And because I lived a pretty dismal life and I didn’t care.”

Khloe Kardashian is Getting Married This Weekend

Reality television star Khloe Kardashian is reportedly planning to tie the knot with basketball star Lamar Odom in Los Angeles on Sunday (9-27-09) – even thought they have only been dating for a month.

According to People magazine, the ceremony is being put together at such short notice, guests are being called on the phone to give them a heads up about the invitations that will come in the mail.

Khloe found the perfect wedding band while ring shopping with Lamar last week and that made the couple decide to jump ahead and get married.

“She’s not wearing it yet because it is being re-sized," a source said.

Last week the couple reportedly decided to get engaged after “talking about rings”, but no one from either family would comment on the speculation.

However, 25-year-old Khloe’s older sister Kim recently said things were going well between Khloe and the hunky basketball player.

"They're very, very happy," Kim said. "She thinks he's amazing and he makes her laugh and smile constantly."

Lamar, 29, has two children - seven-year-old son Lamar Jr. and 10-year-old daughter Destiny - with ex-girlfriend Liza Morales.

Lamar and his ex also had a son, Jayden, who died from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) at seven months in 2006.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Lady Gaga, Kings of Leon top MTV Europe Music Awards

The first lady and the kings of popular music were honored with nominations from MTV's European Music Awards (EMA). Lady Gaga and Kings of Leon are both up for five EMA's this year and compete against each other in three categories. Artists from the United States appear in nearly every category.

Gaga and Kings are both nominated in the Best Song, Best Live Act, and Best World Stage Performance categories. Gaga is also up for Best New Act and Best Female. She receives stiff competition from Beyonce Knowles and Katy Perry in the Best Female category. Kings of Leon are up for Best Group and Best Rock. Beyonce Knowles is up for four awards as well.

The following is a list of nominees for MTV's Europe Music Awards:

Best Song:
Beyonce Knowles- "Halo"
Black Eyed Peas- "I Got A Feeling"
David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland- "When Love Takes Over"
Kings of Leon- "Use Somebody"
Lady Gaga- "Pokerface"

Best Male:
Kanye West
Robbie Williams

Best Female:
Beyonce Knowles
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Leona Lewis

Best Live Act:
Beyonce Knowles
Green Day
Kings of Leon
Lady Gaga

Best Urban:
Kanye West

Best Group:
Black Eyed Peas
Green Day
Jonas Brothers
Kings of Leon
Tokio Hotel

Best Rock:
Foo Fighters
Green Day
Kings of Leon
Linkin Park

Best New Act:
Daniel Merriweather
La Roux
Lady Gaga
Pixie Lott
Taylor Swift

Best Alternative:
The Killers
The Prodigy

Best Video:
Beyonce Knowles- "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
Britney Spears- "Circus"
Eminem- "We Made You"
Katy Perry- "Waking up in Vegas"
Shakira- "She Wolf"

Best World Stage Performance:
Kid Rock
Kings of Leon
Lady Gaga
La Roux

Best Push Artist:
Daniel Merriweather
La Roux
Little Boots
Metro Station
Pixie Lott
The Veronicas
White Lies.

Forget the Emmy Winners! Dr. Horrible is Here!

Chances are if you are an Internet guru, or just someone that is hip to the coolest things on the Internet than you know who Dr. Horrible is. He's as big as Homestar Runner! Check out the appearance of Dr. Horrible and Captain Hammer at the 2009 Emmy show! Way cool! And Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog won an Emmy too for Most Incomprehensible Category also known as Short Format Live Action Entertainment Program. LOL What? That's not enough cool Dr. Horrible news for you? How about there WILL be a Dr. Horrible Part Two! Joss Whedon confirmed it on a conference call on Thursday. He says he may go with a bigger budget and more stars, if he does or not it won't change the storyline.

2009 Emmy Award Winners

In case you missed it, here is the main list of winners from last night's 2009 Emmy Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris:

Outstanding Drama Series - "Mad Men"
Outstanding Comedy Series - "30 Rock"
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Bryan Cranston for "Breaking Bad"
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Glenn Close for "Damages"
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Cherry Jones for "24"
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Michael Emerson for "Lost"
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Alec Baldwin for "30 Rock"
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Toni Collette for "United States of Tara"
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Jon Cryer for "Two and a Half Men"
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Kristin Chenoweth for "Pushing Daisies"

Zooey Deschanel Weds Ben Gibbard

She and Him front woman Zooey Deschanel wed her rocker fiance Ben Gibbard in a private ceremony outside of Seattle, Washington this past weekend. The two announced their engagement after Gibbard, of Deathcab for Cutie fame, proposed to the singer/actress with a Neil Lane 3-carat engagement ring. The media recently announced that the two were planning their wedding.

It's refreshing to see a couple get married for all the right reasons, not whore themselves out to Us Weekly and People for photo op privileges. Best of luck to this adorable indie couple.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Consistency Is Key

Can you say Ginkgo Biloba three times really fast without screwing it up? Anyway, I've seen this girl a time or two, (Socialista) Olivia Palermo on the MTV TV reality show, The City. Now I can't remember what went down during the storyline with her, but I'll tell you what I do recall. Her Statement Necklaces; when she's not shooting. She seems to get them right every time and the photogs seem to love them on her too. Peep the Pics Peoples. Peep the Pics.

NO A.D.D - Most Memorable Jewelry Looks VMA's 2009

The MTV Video Music Awards 2009. The Best of the Good. The bad. And the ugly... Some of these celeb folks are just plain lucky that I haven't had the time to read up on how to position my remarks under the individual photos yet. Until I do, I'll let you visitors be the judge.... Oh, and shout-out to for providing some of the above photos. I'm no dummy.