Singer Nicole Scherzinger says she might not return to judge British singing show The X Factor.Scherzinger, 34, wants to leave it on a happy note.“I’m really glad I did the show. I don’t know if I’ll come back next year. “This year has changed my life. As an artist, it’s put into perspective what I want, how to go about it,” she added.The singer shares the judge’s panel with Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos.
Pop star Katy Perry is sporting a skin-tight minidress with President Barack Obama’s campaign slogan “Forward” emblazoned across it at the president’s rally in Milwaukee.Perry came on stage at Saturday’s event initially wearing a red, white and blue dress and holding a microphone shaped like the Statue of Liberty’s torch.
But after her first song, a cover of Al Green’s soul hit “Let’s Stay Together,” she tossed aside the dress to reveal the bright blue minidress.Obama’s slogan “Forward” is also Wisconsin’s state motto.Perry paused midway through her set to make a pitch for donations to victims of Superstorm Sandy.Obama’s rally with Perry comes before he’s set to be in Madison on Monday with rocker Bruce Springsteen.
Singer Justin Bieber is keen to become a movie star.Bieber says he is looking at scripts and is interested in trying out action and comedy roles.“I have a few offers after my tour is done. I’m pretty excited, I want to do comedy stuff and some action but I don’t know what exactly. I am a jokestar and I am good at it,” Bieber told ‘Star’ magazine.However, he is not planning to give up his successful music career.“I won't stop making music. I would love to do a song with Stevie Wonder and a duet with Quincy Jones would be crazy.”
Just yesterday the two were reported to be buying a house together in Cornwall but now it has transpired that Kristen is failing to gain Robert's trust following their reconciliation.According to a source close to the couple, since getting back together Rob has struggled to fully trust Kristen again.Understandable considering she cheated on him with another man.The source said: "Kristen is working hard to try and force the relationship into what it was before."
"But the truth is, she's going to have to take it slowly with Robert because he's still having trouble trusting her again."The source added that Robert Pattinson is struggling the most with trying to forget Kristen Stewart with another man.They said: "For him to carry on like nothing happened is very hard."The insider added: "The problem is he can't forget her infidelity. Kristen claims that she never actually slept with Rupert Sanders, but Robert still has that nagging feeling of doubt that she did."
On Wednesday, husband and wife to be Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel hosted over 50 guests in Puglia, Italy for a pre-wedding beach party dinner, Us Weekly can report.Casually-clad revelers, including Timberlake's in a Box" costar Andy Samberg and music manager Johnny Wright, arrived at Cala Masciola beach on the Adriatic Sea around 8:30 p.m. Despite the brisk temperatures, the crowd enjoyed dinner and cocktails at the beachfront setting, which was decorated with lanterns; music played throughout the festivities, including Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On."
At about 9:30 p.m., the crowd was treated to an impressive, 10-minute fireworks display and about an hour later, the group returned to the exclusive resort where the nuptials are set to take place imminently.As Us Weekly revealed exclusively on Wednesday, the actress, 30, and Timberlake, 31, have finally chosen the southern Italy venue to tie the knot this week taking "extra precautions" to keep the location and details top-secret. Pals like Timbaland and Biel's Seventh Heaven costar Beverley Mitchell were among the guests who were flown in for the biggest wedding of fall 2012.
The 18-year-old One Direction star stepped out during the band's visit to Manchester's Key 103 radio station Tuesday night and flashed sexy new forearm tats.As well as his previously existing padlock, the artwork now includes the phrases "Things I Can" and "Things I Can't" on his forearms, as well as a small key, two zigzags and the sign for 99 pence on his left wrist.
It's no secret the teenage heartthrob is a fan of tattoos—his previous tats include a pair of comedy and tragedy masks, a birdcage with the letters SMCL written underneath , a small letter A as a tribute to his mother, and his older sister Gemma's name in Hebrew, among others.
Actress Megan Fox said on Wednesday that she had given birth to a baby boy, her first child, with husband Brian Austin Green, in September.The "Transformers" actress, 26, made the announcement on her official Facebook page, saying she wanted to release the news herself."I gave birth to our son Noah Shannon Green on September 27th. He is healthy, happy, and perfect. We are humbled to have the opportunity to call ourselves the parents of this beautiful soul and I am forever grateful to God for allowing me to know this kind of boundless, immaculate love," the actress said.
Fox and television actor Green, 39, married in June 2010 in Hawaii after a four-year engagement that included a brief split in 2009.Green, who rose to fame in the 1990s series "Beverly Hills, 90210" and will be seen in the upcoming comedy series "The Wedding Band," has a son, Kassius, from a previous relationship with his "90210" co-star Vanessa Marcil.
Teen superstar Justin Bieber has teamed up with the Adidas NEO Label to be its new global style icon.The two-year partnership with the German sportswear company was announced Tuesday.The Canadian pop star, who cites James Dean as his fashion idol, says the collaboration is a "perfect fit" because "we both believe in living life to the fullest, being young, free and making our own style."
The 18-year-old singer will front the company's ad campaigns and fans will be able to shop for his personally selected favorite looks. He describes his offstage style as simple, saying he chooses "clothes that look good" while onstage it's all about "comfort, great color and fit."Bieber is touring the United States on his "Believe" tour, which moves to Europe early next year.
A federal judge has ruled that the heirs of one of Superman's creators have no right to reclaim copyrights to the Man of Steel.Heirs of Superman artist Joe Shuster sought to reclaim the copyrights, but a judge ruled they relinquished that right more than two decades ago.The ruling Wednesday means that DC Comics and its owner Warner Bros. will retain all rights to continue using the character in books, films, television and other mediums.
DC Comics sued Shuster's heirs in 2010, seeking a ruling that it owns the Superman copyrights.Wright noted that Shuster's sister agreed in 1992 to annual payments from DC Comics in exchange for all interests in the character.Her attorney Marc Toberoff wrote in a statement that he respectfully disagrees with the ruling.
Debbie Reynolds is home recuperating after a brief hospitalization.The "Singin' in the Rain" star needed medical attention last week in Los Angeles after suffering a bad reaction to some medication.Publicist Kevin Sasaki said Wednesday that Reynolds has been home for a couple of days and is feeling better but still canceling her appearances for the rest of the year,The 80-year-old singer and actress, who keeps a busy touring schedule, hopes to be in good enough shape to ride on the Pet Care Foundation's float in the Rose Parade on New Year's Day.
When Ashton Kutcher replaced Charlie Sheen on the hit comedy “Two And a Half Men,” he also took his place as television’s highest-paid actor, according to Forbes’ annual survey released on Wednesday.Forbes estimated Kutcher earned $24 million from May 2011 to May 2012, while Sheen, now starring in “Anger Management” on cable television following a very public firing from the hit CBS show, didn’t even make the top 10.
Sheen’s $40 million a year ago however easily out-earned Kutcher by some $16 million. Steve Carell, also in the top 10 last year with $15 million before he left “The Office,” was also nowhere to be found this year.Earnings runners-up included “House” star Hugh Laurie and Ray Romano of now-cancelled “Men of a Certain Age,” with $18 million each.
Actress Angelina Jolie wants to be her children's "friend" when they are teenagers.The 37-year-old raises six kids, Maddox, 11, Pax, eight, Zahara, seven, Shiloh, six, and twins Knox and Vivienne, four, with fiance Brad Pitt.
"I am looking forward to them trying to pretend they are not doing anything wrong," Jolie as saying."I'll be their friend and I'll be honest with them and I hope whatever they go through they can talk to me. That's the best I can do. I'll try to be as close to them as I am now. So when they get to the point they don't want to talk to me, they know deep down I love them and we have that relationship. It's tough for everyone those years," she added.
Bollywood glamour couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor tied the knot on Tuesday in Mumbai in the most anticipated Indian celebrity wedding of the year.Kapoor, 32, and Khan, 42, held an official ceremony at the groom's home in the Mumbai suburb of Bandra, to be followed by an evening party at the grand Taj Mahal Palace hotel.
“It was a registered marriage with three witnesses -- Kareena's father Randhir Kapoor, her mother Babita and Saif's mother Sharmila,” said marriage Registrar Surekha Ramesh.
Indo-Canadian adult star Sunny Leone, who made Bollywood debut in “Jism 2”, has reportedly signed a three-film deal with Alumbra Entertainment.Leone will shoot the first film in the second quarter of 2013 and the remaining will be shot later. As of now, the subjects of the movies are being finalised between Alumbra Entertainment and the actress.
“Sunny will do her third, fourth and fifth film after ‘Jism 2’ and ‘Ragini MMS 2’ with us. We will share details at the opportune moment,” said a spokesperson for Alumbra Entertainment, associated with the recent release “Bhoot Returns”.The company is also producing “Ab Tak Chhappan 2”, “Warning” and another film based on the 26/11 attacks.
Bollywood couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s pre-wedding party Sunday at her Bandra residence was kept as a private affair with the terrace venue covered to prevent media getting a peek.Many Bollywood celebrities were spotted at the party including Neetu Singh, Sanjay Kapoor, Manish Malhotra, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu among others.
While a source says it’s a sangeet ceremony, designer Manish Malhotra said: “Its just a fun party.”Kapoor was said to be wearing a traditional orange lehenga (long skirt) with a gold-coloured blouse.The marriage, to be reportedly be held on Tuesday, is planned as a quiet affair with only immediate family members from both sides being present.
The 26-year-old diva barely squeezed into an ill-fitting leather one piece during the show that revealed a little too much of her backside for the “Paparazzi” cameras.Compounding the questionable outfit choice for a performer who’s considered a fashion pioneer - fishnet stockings that didn’t quite roll all the way up her exposed cheeks.
Maybe it’s a case of the stoner munchies.Gaga went native during the Amsterdam show, taking a few puffs from what appeared to be a marijuana joint while performing on stage.In a video captured by a concertgoer, the “Just Dance” singer is handed a wrapped cigarette from someone in the Dutch audience.
“Holland, is it real? Don't tease me,” says Gaga, pulling open the wrapper. “Oh, it's real.”After lighting it up and taking a few long puffs, Gaga throws the lit joint to another fan in the crowd at the Ziggo Dome.Amsterdam, where pot smoking has been legalized, seems the perfect fit for Gaga, an admitted fan of the "medical" drug.
"'I am a little bit part of the green club," she told the hosts of "The View" last year.
During her Amsterdam concert, Gaga used the opportunity to extoll the virtues of pot. She even joked that she would lobby President Obama to legalized marijuana worldwide, according to London's The Sun.
"I want you to know it has totally changed my life and I've really cut down on drinking," she told her Dutch Little Monsters. "It has been a totally spiritual experience for me with my music."
Shakira is pregnant with her first child.The 35-year-old pop superstar posted on her website Wednesday that she and 25-year-old boyfriend Gerard Pique “are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby.” Pique, who is from Barcelona, is a soccer player for FC Barcelona.The Grammy-winning Colombian singer is postponing promotional activities and won’t perform at Friday’s iHeartRadio Music festival in Las Vegas.
Shakira said in a 2009 interview that she was ready to reproduce, explaining: “I really would like to have a big belly.”She dated Antonio de La Rua, the son of former Argentinian President Fernando de la Rua, for more than a decade. They split in 2011.Shakira is due to be a judge on next season’s “The Voice.”
Usher and Shakira are replacing Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green.Alleged insiders say Shakira and Usher would take the place of Christina and Cee Lo alongside Adam Levine and Blake Shelton at the end of the current season.Earlier this month, Aguilera opened up to Ryan Seacrest about the show, admitting she once viewed her job as a coach on The Voice "kind of like a side project."
It'll keep me close to my son in L.A. I don't have to travel," the Grammy winner said. "Then it kind of took off, and there goes my free time!"The Voice sources say Christina will use her break from the program to focus on tours and promotional duties surrounding the release of her new album, Lotus.Christina Aguilera's "Your Body", the first single from the upcoming record, is already out. Green, for his part, is currently working with NBC on a new show.The rumor comes just as speculation surrounding American Idol's revolving door ends: Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban will join Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey as judges.
Duchess Catherine is reportedly not very happy with her sister Pippa Middleton’s partying ways and has told her to stop acting like a “party girl”.The British royal was horrified when her sister was spotted partying in New York with a string of men including hotelier Andre Balazs, ‘Gossip Girl’ star Chace Crawford and New York Rangers player Sean Avery.
She has told Pippa to be more careful of how she acts in public.“Kate’s mortified that Pippa’s been living it up in New York and acting like a party girl. Pippa needs to remember that how she acts — her partying, her flirting with Andre and Chase — reflects badly on Kate.“Kate has been reminding her sister not to embarrass her or the royal family. Kate’s worried that Queen Elizabeth disapproves every time Pippa is out partying or making headlines.”Duchess Catherine’s husband Prince William has been trying to calm his wife down but she won’t listen.
Actress Amanda Bynes had another run-in with the law when she was pulled over for driving on a suspended license by a Southern California airport.Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport officials say airport police cited the actress and impounded her car on Sunday.Bynes’ driving privileges were suspended after she was charged with hit-and-run in connection with two traffic crashes.
The Los Angeles City attorney’s office accused Bynes of leaving the scene of two accidents, one on April 10 and another on Aug. 4, without providing proper information. The first incident occurred just days after Bynes was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.She has pleaded not guilty in that case.The 26-year-old is best known for her role in TV series “What I Like About You” and the film “Easy A.”
Actress Soha Ali Khan, who has been dating actor Kunal Kemmu for a while, says she is not ready for marriage yet.“Handsome, rich, loyal, kind and good in sports. Does anyone has these qualities? No one. No, I am not thinking about marriage right now, I am very small , I still have to do a lot of things,” the 33-year-old said on the sidelines of the Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week in Mumbai.
Khan walked the ramp for fashion designer Vikram Phadnis. She not only wore a bridal dress, but completed her look with henna and sindoor.While her own wedding may be a long way away, she is excited about her brother, actor Saif Ali Khan’s forthcoming day.“I am very excited. But like I said, it’s a very personal matter and bhai Saif and Kareena Kapoor don’t want to talk about it so it would not be right for me to say anything either,” she said.
Keira Knightley seems to be in a good place personally and professionally. She’s engaged to marry musician James Righton and stars in the film adaptation of “Anna Karenina” alongside Jude Law.The 27-year-old tells Vogue magazine’s October issue, there was a time when she wasn’t in such a good place.She recalls a time when the fame from such roles as “Bend it like Beckham” and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise was too intense. She says she “literally had no life outside of acting” and desired to “not be ‘on’ all the time.”
She call herself a princess, but spends as much time with angels as she does with royalty.Italian-born Princess Bee, aka Benedetta Paravia, splits her time between her children’s charity ANGELS and writing and recording her own songs, all with a social commentary, “sometimes humoristic and sardonic, sometimes romantic, other time provocative”. Her latest single, Loving Heart, is a romantic r’n’b track.
Pomerantz, who serves as a writer and producer on the Telepictures' syndicated "Ellen," will write and executive produce. DeGeneres, through her A Very Good Production shingle, also will serve as an executive producer on the Warner Bros. Television comedy.The effort centers on a successful woman who notices that she's listed as a "single woman" on the paperwork for the house she's about to close on and becomes convinced that she just doomed herself to die alone. As a result, she turns to her friends, family and a therapist to convince her she didn't make a huge mistake.
The Pomerantz project marks the latest sale this development season for DeGeneres' banner. The company also sold a comedy based on the web series "Couple Time" to Fox.DeGeneres this week kicked off the 10th season of her syndicated talk show to its best ratings since 2003.
Kim Kardashian isn’t even officially divorced yet, but that did not stop the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star from ensuring that she would have children one day. Yep, it looks like the world will have to endure more Kardashians, as Kim has frozen her eggs for the future. Oh no, say it isn’t so…
Just what the world needs is more Kardashians! On last night’s finale of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim Kardashian made sure that she will have children one day – by freezing her eggs! “I’m glad I’m freezing my eggs. I want to be prepared when the time is right,” the reality star said, as she awaits her divorce from Kris Humphries.
Kim Kardashian has always wanted a family, but stated that she didn’t: “take the time to find someone.” We assume she means the “right” someone, and after two failed marriages, could Kanye West be the one? Kim recently made an appearance on the The View, where she dished about Kanye, and she is certain that it’s for the long haul. Look out world, it sounds like we will be seeing some Kardashian-West babies in the future.
Meanwhile, Kim’s sister, Khloe Kardashian Odom shared her fertility struggles, as she revealed: “Statistically if you have been trying for a year, and nothing happened, you need to take some other steps. I don’t think my family realizes how hard it is for me to talk about this.”
Somehow, we can’t but wonder if Kris Jenner will find a way to make money off of Kim’s eggs. After all, she always manages to find a way to make money off her kids.
Britain has become Brad Pitt’s second home.The actor enthused at an intimate London gala for his new movie, Killing Them Softly, that he and his family have enjoyed all the UK has to offer this summer.“We’ve been having an amazing summer here,” Pitt said,“We started with the Euro cup, Wimbledon, the Olympics, Murray and the Paralympics, it’s been a really exciting time to be here.”Pitt was attending a low-key hotel showing of Killing Them Softly, in which he plays a guy sent to track down two petty criminals. The mob thriller is directed by Andrew Dominik.
Katy Perry and John Mayer enjoyed a whirlwind romance that appeared to come to an end a week ago, but new pictures of the couple out together suggest that it might not be over after all.The duo was seen getting very close at a FYF concert in downtown Los Angeles over the weekend.Katy Perry and John Mayer were seen rocking in the VIP section of the music festival, dancing closely and sharing kisses while watching acts like Purity Ring, Sleigh Bells, and M83 perform, a source told.Katy Perry wore a floral print dress to the concert, and the cowboy-hat-wearing John Mayer was seen with her arms around her at one point. Their get-together was spotted by one of Perry’s fans, who uploaded a picture to Instagram of the couple smiling with a group of friends.
The pair started spending lots of time together in early and mid August, with spottings at a Hollywood Hills pool party and reports that Katy Perry was spotted leaving Mayer’s house after a sleepover.Katy Perry has also been busy with other relationships during her on-again off-again time with John Mayer. She allegedly offered a place to stay for newly single Robert Pattinson, fresh off of his split with Kristen Stewart.The pair were actually spotted together, but now it appears it was never in a romantic way, as Perry and Mayer reportedly never broke up.
When long-term congressman Cam Brady commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate, nave Marty Huggins, and gain influence over their North Carolina. With the help of his new benefactors' support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family's political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives Cam plenty to worry about. As Election Day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other, in this mud-slinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy that takes today's political circus to its logical next level. Because even when you think campaign ethics have hit rock bottom, there's room to dig a whole lot deeper.
Will Ferrell as Camden "Cam" Brady
Zach Galifianakis as Martin "Marty" Huggins
Dylan McDermott as Tim Wattley
Jason Sudeikis as Mitch Wilson
Brian Cox as Raymond Huggins
John Lithgow as Glen Motch
Dan Aykroyd as Wade Motch
Katherine LaNasa as Rose Brady
Sarah Baker as Mitzi Huggins
Grant Goodman as Clay Huggins
Karen Maruyama as Mrs. Yao
Taryn Terrell as Janette
Josh Lawson as Tripp
P.J. Byrne as Rick
Tzi Ma as Mr. Zheng
Jack McBrayer as Mr. Mendenhall
Kate Lang Johnson as Shana
Steve Tom as Rep. Ben Langley
Seth Morris as Confession Husband
John Goodman as corrupt Congressman
KATE Middleton is a supportive sister-in-law.The British brunette — who’s married to Prince William — has vowed to help Prince Harry through his naked photo scandal.“William called Harry straight away and gave him a bit of a telling off. But Kate pointed out he had already been through the ringer and deserved their sympathy.“She’s promised to support him as much as possible and offered to help him come up with a recovery plan to get his public image back on track.”Harry is said to be focused on getting back to work as an army helicopter pilot, even though he expects to be mocked by his pals.“I think he’ll be glad to be around his army mates, as though they’re bound to give him a ribbing over his antics, they’ll also understand that getting naked and larking about is just laddish behavior,” said the source.Meanwhile, sources say William and Kate don’t have a housekeeper, chef or stylist — and Middleton enjoys fulfilling her role as an officer’s wife.
The accusation came after the S&M singer was photographed wearing thigh-high snakeskin boots during a night out in London.While some fashion commentators questioned Rihanna's taste, PETA supporters were more concerned about how the footwear was made.The incident came after Lady Gaga was spotted wearing what appeared to be a fur coat, and the campaign group was scathing in its criticism of both singers.Rihanna and Lady Gaga seem so desperate to be freaks instead of recognised for their talents that you have to wonder if they realise that they are being laughed at,' a PETA spokesman told the Express.
He also ridiculed Rihanna's recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, during which she was reduced to tears while talking about ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.'Rihanna may not have a clue that snakes killed for boots are often nailed to a tree and skinned alive. Of course, they can't go on Oprah to cry about it,' the spokesman said.'Wearing reptile skin is creepy and callous, and it makes her look even more out of touch.'Lady Gaga has not confirmed whether her controversial coat was genuine or fake fur, and seemed to enjoy winding up those who had criticised her.'For those press and such who are writing about whether or not my fur is actually real, please don't forget to credit the designer HERMES. Thank You! LOVE, gaga,' the Born This Way star tweeted.
Carrie Reichert claims she was handpicked by the royal's entourage and asked to join Harry's party at the Wynn hotel.When she arrived at his penthouse suite with a bunch of other girls, she alleges a game of strip billiards was already underway.Carrie, who was born in Britain but now lives in San Diego, explained: 'Harry was already undressed. It was just crazy. He looked actually delirious. There was a pool table and he was playing air guitar with pool sticks.'He was screaming out, "Somebody get me a glove! I'm going to do a Michael Jackson impression!"'According to Carrie, the pair instantly hit it off and Harry, 27, soon whisked the 32-year-old to his hotel bedroom for some alone time. Carrie told The People: 'He grabbed my hand and walked back toward his bedroom.'He said that he liked my eyes and was just going on and on about the military. He didn’t make too much sense. Then he grabbed my hand and we went back to his room.'We kissed, he was naked at the time, and pretty open. It was a drunken fumble. It wasn’t romantic, just fun.'He was a gentleman, but he was so wasted.'
Carrie says her time with the royal was cut short because 'the alcohol affected him''I was there for 15 to 20 minutes', she continued. 'There was not very much talking at that time, his clothes were off. I had a bikini on. A string bikini. I had a party dress over that, and that came off. And I just had a bikini.Slightly confused over the exact details, she added: 'I am sure somebody stumbled in as there were people going in and out of rooms all the time. We kissed again and he said, "That was great".'He told me I was beautiful and gorgeous, which was sweet. Then we kind of nonchalantly returned to the party and kept drinking.'Carrie went on to insist that Harry was being egged on by his mates and that the evening was just a bit of fun and nothing more.Harry wasn't the only one naked. There were girls naked. The guys were half dressed. It was not like an orgy.'It was almost like a game. He was trying to get everybody to get naked. That was the whole point of him being naked.
Things have reportedly been hotting up between the two after they hit if off at the Olympics closing ceremony last month. However, their blossoming romance has apparently progressed a little too quickly for Ginger Spice, who is struggling to keep up with the quirky funnyman. Earlier in the week, Brand, 37, was spotted turning up at Geri's north London home with a DVD of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads.And according to reports, Brand's overwhelming intelligence and intense spirituality does not sit well with the 40-year-old songstress.'Things are already cooling off,' a source told The Mirror.
Russell’s way into very intense spiritual readings that are just too much, even for Geri. He is way too intense, full stop. He turned up with Talking Heads... it went straight over Geri’s head.'I don’t think she really fancies him, she’s just enjoying the attention. It will be yoga, sex and fizz, but it won’t last the distance. He’s off back to LA soon and she’s not planning on going with him.'The insider went on to say that Russell has been Geri's perfect pick-me-up following the recent Spice Girls reunion.Geri hoped her performance with the Spice Girls at the Olympics would open doors but it hasn’t. Russell’s taken her mind off it all,' the source explained. After the 90s girl group belted out a Wannabe/Spice Up Your Life medley at the Olympic Park on August 12, Brand - who was once married to Wide Awake singer Katy Perry - exposed himself as a closet Spice Girls fan.He told Metro afterwards: 'I’ve got Spice-mania again now. I’m obsessed with them. It’s like 1996 all over again.
In a move that will undoubtedly send shock waves through the fashion industry, VB looked a world away from her usual pristine self in Westwood on Friday.The mum-of-four was pictured in a pair of baggy grey jogging bottoms and a slouchy long-sleeved top to match as 13-year-old Brooklyn inspected his racket.The Spice Girl-turned-fashionista teamed her unflattering ensemble with a pair of fluorescent green trainers and her usual oversized sunglasses.And it would seem the 38-year-old has had a change of heart when it comes to the laid back look having previously vowed that she would never be caught in a tracksuit, regardless of the circumstances.
She told French fashion magazine Madame Figaro in March: 'You’ll never see me on the street in a tracksuit. I just love fashion too much to wear a tracksuit!The same goes for Ugg boots. I only wear them only at home.'As Victoria proves she's just like the rest of us, fellow Spice Girl Emma Bunton has chirped up about her friend's sombre appearance and infamous pout.Bunton, 36, told Easy Living magazine: 'You know, I know Victoria and she’s brilliant fun, I love her to bits. She is one of the funniest women I know. She makes me howl with laughter. And she’s got a great pout.
The 69th Venice film festival felt flat and pallid until The Master rode in and turned it Technicolor.Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic tale of post-war America offers catnip for the senses and succour for the soul, riffing lightly off the life of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard to conjure up a film that is both expansive and intimate, confident and self-questioning. The themes may be contentious, but the handling is perfect. If there were ever a movie to cause the lame to walk and the blind to see, The Master may just be it.Joaquin Phoenix gives a startlingly intense, almost simian performance as Freddie Quell; his back hunched and shoulders sloping, looking for all the world as if he’s only just learned to walk on his hind legs. Quell is home from the war, wild and wonky and set to explode. He can’t hold down a job and his homemade moonshine largely concocted from soap suds and paint thinner tends to poison those who drink it. Then one night, strolling on the wharf, he spies a fairy tale yacht, strung with light bulbs, the stars and stripes flapping. On deck stands the man who will prove his salvation.
Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is rumpled, playful, effortlessly charismatic. A self-styled scholar of the human condition, Dodd comes trailing a gaggle of ex-wives and points the way to the path of enlightenment. When Quell dares to fart in his presence, Dodd scolds the new arrival as a “silly animal” and yet a moment later he joins in with the laughter. Best of all, he can’t get enough of Quell’s toxic hooch. “I’m a connoisseur,” he explains: an early clue that Dodd could turn out to be the greatest snake-oil salesman of them all.The master’s big idea is that science is wrong and the Earth is actually trillions of years old. All those who live on it are like Russian dolls, containing a multitude of past lives and old traumas carried over from previous millennia. Unlock those lives and tend those wounds and the sky’s the limit; you can cure cancer and bring world peace.
Quell believes in the master and has little truck with those who don’t. When a sceptic takes issue with Dodd at a swish New York function, he hurls a piece of fruit at the man, like an ill-trained monkey roused to rage.What a ravishing, unashamedly old-school American classic this is. The Master is lush and strange, conducted at a leisurely pace and yet with barely an ounce of fat on its bones. In the course of a tantalising first hour, Anderson gently establishes the relationship between Dodd and Quell as that of the artist and his clay, the genius and the mascot. Dodd clearly senses that in taming this rude, anguished roustabout he might produce his masterpiece, thereby proving the truth of all his theories.Quell, for his part, seems entirely happy to play the role of Caliban to Dodd’s Prospero at least until the moment he steps on to the porch and catches Dodd’s son dozing in the shade. “He’s making all this up as he goes along,” the young man tells him. “You don’t see that?”
This, reportedly, was the line that enraged Tom Cruise (who appeared in Anderson’s 1999 film Magnolia) at a private screening in LA and the one that looks likely to be seized upon: Anderson’s tacit unmasking of the master’s “movement” and, by implication, Scientology itself as a giant fraud, lapped up by the gullible. And yes, no doubt there is some traction to this argument, but it really risks missing the wood for the trees.Instead of setting out to mount an expos of Scientology, Anderson uses it as the springboard to a wider inquiry. Beautifully textured, richly nuanced, The Master probes at the shadows cast by the spotlight of American supremacy. It identifies a strain of self-doubt in an otherwise triumphant 1950s and paints a compelling picture of a postwar prosperity built on the backs of a confused and traumatised people.Dodd’s followers hunger for healing, for answers, for a messiah to lead them. They know there must be more to life than the abundant, wealthy continent they have somehow inherited.
In the end Anderson takes no obvious moral stance on Lancaster Dodd a pedlar of ideas in an America that was always as much of an idea as it was a physical nation. Of course the master is making it up as he goes along. He’s bluffing and experimenting, contradicting himself and making it pay. It is these qualities that link the great thinkers to the great charlatans of history. It’s how the west was won.
Apparently, staying together isn’t a mantra in the Stewart household. Just a month after it was revealed that Twilight actress Kristen Stewart cheated on her boyfriend Robert Pattinson, her mother has filed for divorce from her father.
Jules Stewart filed for divorce on August 17 from Kristen’s dad, John. They married 27 years ago, according to documents filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.Jules cites irreconcilable differences as reason for the split and filed papers without an attorney, reported TMZ.com. The documents state that the pair has been separated since June 15, 2010.
Madonna’s not known for being reticent, nor does she shy away from a fight. So it should come as no surprise that the Queen of Pop has fired the latest salvo in her spat with Sir Elton John from a stage in Nice.During a recent concert in France, Madonna dedicated her song Masterpiece to John, with whom she’s shared a very public, long-running feud.
In January this year, John lashed out at Madonna after she won the Golden Globe for Best Song for Masterpiece, from her period film W.E. John was also nominated in the same category.Then, when Madonna exposed her breast on stage during her MDNA tour, John called her a “fairground stripper”.She didn’t take this lying down. In a concert in Nice on Tuesday, Madonna sarcastically dedicated Masterpiece to John, saying she “forgives” him for his constant criticism, reports online.“I want to dedicate this song to a Mr. Elton John. I know he’s a big fan of it, and I know he’s a big fan of mine,” she said.
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Katherine Jackson, the mother of Michael Jackson and guardian of his three children, is safe and with a family member in Arizona, authorities said late on Sunday, one day after another relative reported her missing.Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Pope said investigators made contact with Jackson, but he did not have specifics on her whereabouts. The agency previously said they believed she was with a relative and safe, but wanted to speak with her.
Katherine Jackson is with her daughter Rebbie in Arizona, following a doctor’s orders to “de-stress” and stay away from the phone and computers, her son Jermaine Jackson said in a statement late on Sunday. He said access to his mother is not being blocked.A member of the Jackson family had reported the family matriarch missing on Saturday, prompting a frantic plea from the late pop star’s only daughter to help locate her grandmother.“I haven’t spoken with her in a week I want her home now,” 14-year-old Paris Jackson tweeted, later providing a number for people to contact in case they see her grandmother. Katherine Jackson has been caring for Paris, Prince Michael and Blanket Jackson since their father’s death in June 2009.
Actress Emma Watson is in talks to take on the role of Anastasia Steel in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey.The actress is the hot favourite to be chosen by producers Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti.The 22-year-old is said to have the right looks for the part, combining a degree of innocence with the acting skills to portray the young graduate who gets swept into a world of a kinky billionaire, Christian Grey, reports online.Others in the frame to play Anastasia are believed to be Elizabeth Olsen, Mila Kunis and Kristen Stewart.
Mariah Carey will join American Idol as a judge next season, Fox announced on Monday, bringing her star power to the show that remains a ratings leader but has seen its viewership and pop culture status diminish.“I am so excited to be joining ‘Idol,’” said Carey, addressing the Television Critics Association via Fox entertainment chief Kevin Reilly’s cellphone, which he put on speakerphone for the hotel ballroom meeting.She couldn’t be on hand with the group because “this kind of all just happened really quickly,” Carey said in her brief remarks. “I can’t wait to get started in the fall ... and I will see you in January.”The show, which saw judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez exit at the end of last season, will be back on the air for season 12 in January.Reilly called Carey “the biggest recording artist that any of these [talent] shows has ever had,” adding that she was the “artist that many of these contestants have tried to emulate, have tried some of the songs, have tried to hit the notes.”
Actress Cybill Shepherd is hoping the third time’s the charm.The 62-year-old’s publicist confirms Shepherd is planning to marry a former jeweller-turned-psychologist named Andrei Nikolajevic.News of the engagement was first reported by the Daily News in New York.Shepherd was previously married to David Ford and Bruce Oppenheim and has three children from those relationships.In an interview in March 2012 with The Associated Press for her TV show The Client List, Shepherd confirmed she had a boyfriend and said they “managed to stay under the radar”. She said she was “very happy” with her life.
Britney Spears and Demi Lovato are the tough cookies on The X Factor, according to series creator Simon Cowell.With the new X Factor judges at his side on Monday, the reliably acerbic Cowell said that Spears is “quite mean” and Lovato is “a brat”. But, Cowell added, he’s long wanted to work with Spears and said “there’s really something likeable” about Lovato.The pop stars are joining X Factor for its second season.Spears and Lovato replace judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, who left after the show’s debut year fell short of the spectacular ratings Cowell forecast. Antonio “L.A.” Reid and Cowell will return as judges.
With taping under way in Miami, the X Factor panel spoke to a Beverly Hills, California, meeting of the Television Critics Association by satellite. Earlier on Monday, Fox announced that Cowell’s former stomping ground, American Idol, has hired Mariah Carey as a judge for next year.Spears was asked why she decided to join X Factor, which is paying her a reported $15 million.“I feel like being able to be on a show where you can give back and help people achieve their dream is just really interesting to me. It’s different from anything I’ve ever done,” she said.
She demurred when asked if she hoped it would boost her record sales.“It’s purely on the fact I love the show,” said Spears, who said she’d seen X Factor a “couple times” before signing on.The 19-year-old Lovato was queried about her concerns for younger contestants confronted with fame.In 2011, the singer-actress entered rehab for what were termed “emotional and physical issues”. She said that as a child who faced bullying, she had an eating disorder and later started cutting her wrists to vent her despair.