Monday, March 14, 2011
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At the Maryland vs. North Carolina State game the other night, the players and fans were temporarily blinded by the beam of ethereal light dancing off the curls of this beautiful man's hair. Hair as beautifully bright as that should come with a dimmer switch. And it should also come with speakers, because when its sparkles clink together it sounds just like the melody of Hello Dolly.
It's as if Joan Rivers asked her plastic surgeon to give her the face of Brooke Hogan and he mistakenly heard "Hulk Hogan" instead. Absolutely ravishing. Doesn't Grampunzel make you want to sell off all your prized possessions so that you can shower him with rhinestones, silk opera gloves and imported French perfume in a crystal atomizer? If I have just one wish today, it's to see this gorgeous man stepping out of a white Rolls Royce just once. Marilyn Monroe who?
She definitely looks the part! It would be a very different direction than what Chris Nolan is planning on doing. The rumor is that he wants Cher to play the part, and she would be an aging vamped up version of the character in her twilight years.
What do you think about Megan for the role as Catwoman?
While appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres show on Friday, Ryan Phillippe shared his idea of the perfect gal with the talk show host, saying:
"Sense of humor. I like a strong woman. I like individuality. I like a woman who's self possessed. Who [...]
Saturday, March 5, 2011
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?I really love Idol,? Steven told the New York Post. ?There's a lot of talent and some great kids out there.?
Although the mouthy judge recognizes the challenges ahead, Steven still plans to fully embrace the spontaneity a live show presents, which was evident in Tuesday?s show, when the Top 12 male contestants hit the stage.
?Now we are seeing 15-year-olds who seem like they are 28. We are taping live now, and I am trying not to swear, but sometimes you've just got to be emphatic. If someone is f***ing good, I'm going to say it."
Complete track listing for the album also released online.
By Jocelyn Vena
Britney Spears previewed another track from Femme Fatale, this one called "Seal It With a Kiss." Like many of the songs that have been teased so far, this one will have fans dancing.
"Say you're just a friend/ I'm a little liar," she sings as the synthy keyboard coos behind her. The house music beat kicks in as she sings the song's flirty chorus: "Come here, closer/ Don't be shy/ Cross my heart and hope to die/ Keep a secret, me and you/ And seal it with a kiss."
On the same day the teaser hit the Net, a track listing for Femme Fatale also made its way online. The regular version of the album will feature 12 songs, while the deluxe version will feature 16, according to Idolator, with some new song titles revealed.
The reported song titles are "Till the World Ends," the lead single, "Hold It Against Me," "(Drop Dead) Beautiful" (featuring Sabi), "Trouble for Me," "Trip to Your Heart," "Gasoline," "Criminal," "Up n' Down," "He About to Lose Me," "Selfish," "Don't Keep Me Waiting," and teased tracks "Inside Out," "I Wanna Go," "How I Roll," "Seal It With a Kiss" and "Big Fat Bass" (featuring will.i.am).
Spears' V magazine cover story hits stands this week as well.
Spears tweeted out a tease for the magazine feature, in which she talks about fame, her family and her music. In the photo, shot by famed fashion photographer Mario Testino, Spears wears a billowy long skirt and backless halter and appears in mid-dance, with her hair blowing about.Related Videos
Charlie Sheen?s one-man media blitz has continued, with others, he said, just ?jealous? of his completely unconventional lifestyle. After Celebrity Rehab?s Dr. Drew Pinsky told TMZ that Charlie was clearly ?manic,? the actor lashed out to In Touch.
?Tell him he?s a fool,? the 45-year-old actor said. ?I?m alive and winning, and he is a soft target in a cheap suit. What is he a doctor of, [expletive]? And yeah, print that. Funniest part, I?ve never even met this mutt. Adios, clowns.?
CBS pulled the plug on the eighth season of Two and a Half Men shortly after Charlie went on a radio show and challenged creator Chuck Lorre to a fight. Charlie denied that he secretly engineered the rift to get out of his contract and a reported $2 million weekly salary.
?Nope. Love the magic money too much,? he said. ?Hate Chuck with a passion and was hoping they would fire his tool a**. But as usual, I?m the only guy smart enough and gnarly enough in the mix to call this villain out.?
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MJ classic is mashed up with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' 'Heads Will Roll' for post-Super Bowl episode.
By Aly Semigran
Madonna, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and now, finally, Michael Jackson. The cast of "Glee" has covered plenty of icons during their first two seasons, but it's taken 33 episodes to get around to the King of Pop.
With a huge catalog of Jackson songs, the singing, dancing students of McKinley High paid homage to the late singer with one of his biggest staples (and, arguably, the greatest music video of all time) with their take on "Thriller."
The groundbreaking single from Jackson's best-selling album of the same name was mashed up with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Heads Will Roll" for the post-Super Bowl episode (titled "The Sue Sylvester Bowl Shuffle"), featuring a zombie-fied "Glee" cast.
Bound to become a smash all over again (though with its nonstop rotation at Halloween parties and wedding receptions until the end of time, it's never truly gone away), here's a brief history of the dance/pop classic.
Released on January 23, 1984, "Thriller" was the seventh, and final, single to be released from Jackson's smash record. According to the RIAA, the album (released by Epic Records) has gone gold 29 times, narrowly edging out the Eagles' Greatest Hits 1971-1975 for the title of best-selling album of all time.
In 2009, MTV News estimated that the Thriller album was poised to go triple diamond, meaning 30 million records sold in the U.S. alone.
After Thriller's other singles (including "Billie Jean," "Beat It" and "Wanna Be Startin' Something") dominated the charts, it was time for the spooky, undeniably original track to take over. The song "Thriller" also appeared on many of Jackson's other albums, including the compilations HIStory and Number Ones.
Clocking in at a little under six minutes (though the radio edit was closer to four-and-a-half), the song features pop-music mainstays like synthesizers but shakes things up with its spooky sound effects, including creaking floors, howling and thunder.
The song was produced by Quincy Jones and written and composed by Rod Tempterton and spent 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #4.
But it's the music video for "Thriller" that truly made it the phenomenon it was in the '80s and continues to be today. Less a music video than a mini-motion picture, the video (over 13 minutes long and directed by John Landis) won three MTV Video Music Awards and has been named the best music video of all time by many outlets, including VH1 for the special "VH1: 100 Greatest Videos."
The chiller features Jackson in that iconic red leather jacket on a date with his girlfriend (played by Ola Ray) before things go terribly awry. After all, as Jackson (whose disclaimer at the start of the video reads, "This film in no way endorses a belief in the occult") sings in the opening line, "It's close to midnight and something evil's lurking in the dark." Cue werewolves, zombies, Vincent Price's soliloquy and one of the most memorable dance sequences ever.
The video was (no pun intended) a monster hit. As the Los Angeles Times notes, "At the height of the song's popularity, MTV would run the 14-minute 'Thriller' video twice an hour."
Choreographed by Jackson and Michael Peters (who, as the LA Times also reported, appears in the video as one of the zombies) and with makeup by Oscar-winner Rick Baker (also an undead "Thriller" extra) was made with a huge budget of an estimated $500,000.
Still, the efforts paid off. Landis (who told the "Today" show back in 2009 that no one wanted to give them the funds to make the risky vid) made the accompanying 45-minute documentary about the venture, called "The Making of Thriller." Featuring the behind-the-scenes wizardry, as well as the music video in full, it would go on to move more than 10 million copies.
Since then, the signature song and video have seen their share fair of tributes in movies (notably in the 2004 comedy"13 Going on 30") and TV ("South Park," "Family Guy," "30 Rock," among others), not to mention the countless flash mobs that have gone viral. (Remember the prisoners in the Philippines who became overnight phenomenons on YouTube?)
Even with the "Glee" number, this likely won't be the last incarnation of "Thriller." Billboard reported in October that a "Thriller" film is in the works. With a plot allegedly revolving around Price's narration, Kenny Ortega, who directed Jackson's last effort, "This Is It," will reportedly helm the project.
Since Jackson's untimely passing on June 25, 2009, the song and video's legacy continue to live on. In the week following Jackson's death, "Thriller" was the best-selling track in the U.S., with sales of 167,000 copies on the Billboard Hot Digital Singles chart.
Then, in December 2009, "Thriller" was the first music video to ever be inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. It seems "no mere mortal can resist ... the thriller" after all.
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With her traditional values, caring spirit and genteel, soft-spoken ways, Emily Maynard has won the heart of The Bachelor?s Brad Womack ? and she?s so popular with viewers that, should she not receive the final rose on the show?s upcoming season finale, she?s said to be a shoo-in as the next Bachelorette. But as In Touch has learned, Emily may not be the person she portrays herself to be.
?Emily says she wants a ?soft life.? I think she wants a cushy life without having to work,? a source claims, adding that she?ll do anything to get that life ? whether or not it?s dishonest. ?The only reason she got on The Bachelor is that she smooth-talked everybody.?
In her heartfelt conversations with Brad, Emily comes across as a woman devastated by the loss of her ?fianc�,? the late Ricky Hendrick, but in an exclusive interview, Ricky?s ex-fianc�e, Cori Kurek, tells In Touch she thinks that Emily and Ricky were never actually engaged.
?After Ricky died and she found out she was pregnant, Emily wanted to have lunch with me, because she didn?t know him that well,? shares Cori, who was engaged to Ricky from 2002 to 2003. When the two broke off their engagement, Cori gave back Ricky?s ring. ?I?m amazed at the details Emily excludes about her background,? says Cori of the 24-year-old?s portrayal on the show.
And Cori?s amazed at how ?misleading? Emily has been on-screen. Others agree. After hearing of the pregnancy, the close source claims, Ricky?s family gave Emily Cori?s engagement ring to spare themselves the embarrassment that she had become pregnant out of wedlock, and to make it appear that wedding plans were on the horizon at the time of Ricky?s sudden death.
?They took Ricky?s ex-fianc�e?s ring and put it on Emily?s finger,? the source explains, adding that Emily was seen wearing the $100,000 sparkler in the delivery room. ?I think it was a staged, fake engagement.?
While Emily has described Ricky as her childhood sweetheart, Cori insists, ?Ricky and I were together for a very long time and as far as I know, there was never any Emily in his life.?
For more on The Bachelor ? including exclusive details on Emily Maynard?s past ? pick up the new issue of In Touch, on stands now.
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Sonakshi Sinha left us drooling in a glittering polka dot Seema Khan sari at Umang 2011 on December 19 at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai.
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