Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Franco and Hathaway picked as co-hosts for Oscars

James Franco and Anne Hathaway have just what Academy Awards producers want as hosts of Hollywood's biggest night. They'll put on a show, rather than just another awards ceremony, organizers say.

Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer, producers of the Feb. 27 telecast, said Monday they had chosen Franco and Hathaway as hosts because the two are rising stars with broad talent that will help turn the night into a celebration of film.

"What we have here are two really emerging talents who are very respected and are going to have, I think, magnificent careers," Mischer said. "They deserve to be there, they've got the chops to be there, they want to be there, and I think that's going to make the audience really relate to them."

Both have done serious drama and comedy. Hathaway earned a best-actress Oscar nomination for 2008's "Rachel Getting Married" and starred in such comedies as "The Princess Diaries" and "The Devil Wears Prada."

Franco had an Emmy nomination for the title role of 2001's "James Dean," costarred in the Oscar-winning "Milk" and delivered a memorable comic turn as a spacey pot dealer in "Pineapple Express."

Hathaway also showed off her musical talents in a duet at the 2008 Oscars with the show's host, Hugh Jackman. Oscar producers were uncertain whether Franco can sing.

"There's a rumor that he can, and we will be exploring that," Cohen said.

"What we do know is they both have a great sense of humor and a great sense of comedy," Mischer said. While most Oscar shows over the past two decades had a comedian such as Billy Crystal, Chris Rock or Jon Stewart as emcee, Hathaway and Franco continue a recent trend of using film stars.

Steve Martin, a past solo host of the Oscars, and his "It's Complicated" co-star Alec Baldwin teamed up as hosts last time, while "X-Men" and Broadway star Jackman was host the year before.

That harks back to a period in the 1950s, '60s and '70s, in between the years when Bob Hope and later Johnny Carson were fairly regular Oscar hosts, when big-screen stars would partner up as masters of ceremony.

"There was a period for many years after Bob Hope and before Johnny Carson where movie stars would host every year," Cohen said. "Mostly, that hasn't happened in years since, but perhaps we're entering another period of the glory years of movie stars hosting the Oscars."

Franco and Hathaway as hosts also could revive another old Oscar night occurrence: The possibility that one or both hosts might also be nominees. Franco is considered a solid best-actor prospect for the survival drama "127 Hours," while Hathaway has a chance for a best-actress slot for the romance "Love & Other Drugs."

It happened a handful of times in decades past that hosts also wound up as nominees. Michael Caine and Walter Matthau were nominated in years they served as co-hosts, while David Niven won the best-actor Oscar for 1958's "Separate Tables" at the same ceremony in which he was co-host.

The producers say they aim to keep the Oscar show fast-paced and shorter than it has been in recent times. The show has dragged on for four hours in some years.

The job of keeping the show brisk has been made easier since lifetime-achievement Oscars and other honorary awards were moved to a separate event. But producers will have to squeeze in 10 best-picture nominees for the second-straight year, double the usual number.

Cohen and Mischer said they also plan to continue recent efforts to liven up the way some awards are presented and group awards together in ways that make sense to viewers.

"We're really hoping this year to link what James and Anne are doing thematically to the show," Cohen said. "That they are the world's window in that they are the welcoming committee, but also the two people through the evening who are taking you through this journey of giving out 24 Oscars."

Monday, November 29, 2010

China surgery probe after death of TV personality

Chinese authorities have launched a probe into the death of an aspiring pop singer during plastic surgery an incident that has sparked concerns about the dangers of going under the knife.

Wang Bei, 24, a former contestant on "Super Girl" - China's smash-hit answer to "American Idol" -- died on November 15 during "facial bone-grinding surgery" in Wuhan, capital of the central province of Hubei.

"The Ministry of Health has tasked the Hubei health department to investigate and verify the situation.. and to announce results of the probe to the public without delay," the ministry said in a statement late Saturday.

Wang, whose beauty had made her a popular contestant on "Super Girl", died in an "anaesthetic accident" as she was having surgery, the official Xinhua news agency reported earlier, citing the local health bureau.

Her jaw suddenly started bleeding during the procedure, blocking her windpipe and causing her to suffocate, reports said.

Wang's mother was having the same procedure at the clinic when her daughter died.

Her death has fuelled concerns about the dangers of plastic surgery in a country where three million people go under the knife each year, according to figures published by state media.

Surging demand for cosmetic surgery has led to untrained doctors carrying out operations "which is risky and irresponsible," Zhang Huabin, a professor of plastic surgery at southern China's Guangdong Medical College, was quoted by Xinhua as saying.

The health ministry has ordered increased supervision in the industry according to the statement.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Celebrity Weddings- Pending, But Who Liked It Most?

?So I know this is really, really shallow of me, but I'm proof positive that I'm not the only person who wants to know about this ish---and yes it's just for kicks but don't put all the blame on me.....Beyonce started it with that If he liked it then he should have put a ring on it melody.... Here's the Question. If  the measure of love is weighed in carats, then which man loves the best out of the newly announced brides to be below? Go ahead...you can check the numbers and make the comparisons for yourself. You know that you want to. Oh, and shout out to the women who are doing it for themselves out in the world rocking their right hand rings.It's all good. I feel like a woman should always have options, but settling for someone who can't bring something to the table should never be one of them. Happy Thanksgiving.

Vanessa Minnillo Engaged to singer Nick Lachey
4.5 Carats
Singer Monica Engaged to Basketball Pro Shannon Brown
10 Carats

Singer and Business Mogul Jessica Simpson Engaged to NFL Player Eric Johnson
4 Carats

Reality Show Personality Evelyn Lozado Engaged to Pro Footballer Chad Ochocinco
10 Carats

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Raven Symone Lost Huge Weight - How Is That Possible

The below pics were NOT PHOTOSHOPPED. They were taken at an event last night. Raven . . . you look good. But PLEEEEASE . . don't lose another POUND!!!

That's a bit unimaginable.I mean how could she loose so much of her weight in such a short time.....what did she actually take for that....we hopefully expect to hear the rumor sooner.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Jewelry Trends 2010 - NOT!!!!

So get this----I'm actually speechless, so give me a sec. No, really I am. Now, I'm a girl who loves a multi-strand, and I love to rep bold jewelry pieces. I also get the picture that some pieces are solely supposed to be high fashion, you know; editorial, statement jewelry pieces that you might see on a runway or in a magazine. But these people wore this stuff out. In public. Where there was obviously people with cameras. Oh what brave souls..... I suppose I've found   my voice again, because this has to be said....NOT A GOOD LOOK. Not A One.




Gives new meaning to the the phrase everything but the kitchen sink.


I wonder if her neck hurts as much as my eyes do......

Nicole Ari Parker

Girl, loved you on Soul Food, and your hubby is fab, but what were you thinking. Did your kids make this?


Ummmmmm.....Ummmmm.......O.....I'ma need you to dance and snake your a** out of this disaster of a woman's necklace.


I'm a big fan of Gasoline Glamour jewelry.....honestly, it's just the clowns that scare me. Maybe it's because I watched a scary movie called THE STRANGERS. Do not watch this film unless you want to be terrified to death. I'll probably never look at clowns the same way again. Hasta la vista Ringling Brothers and Univer-soul Circus........

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

How to avoid a BAD HAIR CUT.

We've all had it happen and there's nothing in the world like it. Your stylist is chatting away, you're listening attentively trying to tune into the conversation but all it sounds like is BLA BLA BLA while you're hearing every snap of the shears. The end result? Just a little too much "off the top."

What could be worse than sitting down to what you hope will be the BEST hair cut, that