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Elizabeth Edwards Dead At 61

Elizabeth Edwards

Elizabeth Edwards has lost her battle with Cancer at the age of 61.

The estranged wife of cheating husband John Edwards  had been in a fight with the disease for years, while at the same time becoming a best selling author and a champion of Cancer patients the world over.

It wasn’t until Monday that her rep let it be known to the public that her cancer had spread to her liver, making treatment for the diseases all but a loss cause.

Elizabeth is survived by four children and the following statement was released on their behalf:

“Today we have lost the comfort of Elizabeth’s presence but she remains the heart of this family,” while adding, “We love her and will never know anyone more inspiring or full of life.”

Elizabeth had been battling cancer since 2004 when she beat the disease, only to have it return in 2007 during John’s run for the Presidential office.

Before passing away, Edwards sent a final message to her Facebook followers:

I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined. The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that.”

Our condolences go out to her family and friends.



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Alicia Keys “Digital Death” Campaign Raises $1 Million

Alicia Keys - Digital Death Campaign

The “Digital Death” campaign which singer Alicia Keys setup to raise $1 million for World AIDS Day has reached it’s $1 million mark. As part of the campaign various celebrities appeared in “dead” poses and abandoned their social media accounts, promising to stay offline until $1 million was raised.

While the plan was to have followers and fans on Twitter and Facebook help raise the money, only $500,000 was needed from the public after pharmaceutical billionaire Stewart Rahr stepped up and donated $500,000 of his own money.

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Fashions First Billionaire? Jessica Simpson Is On Her Way

Jessica Simpson

She thinks “Chicken Of The Sea” is made from chicken in the sea, but that hasn’t stopped Jessica Simpson from building a fashion empire worth $750 million in sales for 2010.

Fashion expert Vince Camuto, the latest master licensee of Simpson’s collection told Women’s Wear Daily on Monday:

“She is the girl next door and has great product that surrounds her,” while adding, “People like her. People look at her as a style icon.”

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Emma Stone Goes Blonde

Emma Stone Goes Blonde

Emma Stone has changed her hair color! The 22-year-old actress will play Gwen Stacy in the new reboot of Spider-Man and to match her characters persona she’s went back closer to her natural color.

Stone was spotted with her new hairdo at the Trevor LIVE Benefit in Los Angeles on Sunday. The event was setup to benefit the country’s only gay and lesbian suicide prevention hotline.

The photo shouldn’t be too shocking, Stone talked to MTV News last month about the upcoming change:

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Michael Jackson’s Glove, Fedora Sell For Big Bucks At Auction

Michael Jacksons "Bad" Glove and Fedora

Need a pair of gloves for the winter? You can get one of Michael Jackson’s for the very low cost of just $330,000. That’s the price one bidder was willing to pay at a recent Julien’s Auction event. The glove in question was worn on the “Bad” tour in the 1980s.

Also sold at the event? a $72,000 Fedora also from the Michael “Bad” era.

Other bidders also showed up for numerous items that didn’t belong to Michael Jackson, including x-ray pictures of Albert Einstein’s brain which sold for $38,750 and a set of Marilyn Monroe prescription bottles went for $18,750.

I think I paid $10 for my last pair of gloves and I got two of them.



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Justin Bieber Gets His Own Branded BeatsByDre Headphones

Justin Bieber Wearing His New Beats By Dre Headphones

Justin Bieber has teamed up with Monster Products and rap superstar Dr. Dre to launch his own line of BeatsByDre headphone.

The deep purple headphones come in iBeats (In-Ear) and Solo (Over-The-Ear Headphone) varieties and will run users $99 to $179.

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Penelope Cruz Shows Off Her ‘Baby Bumb’

Penelope Cruz Baby Bump

Actress Penelope Cruz was in New York City on Wednesday night where she wore a RED T-shirt with a Fall 2010 Calvin Klein Collection black shearling jacket which was covering her baby bump!

Cruz was in attendance for the Empire State Building lighting ceremony which turned the buildings lights red in honor of World AIDS days. The RED campaign hopes to raise awareness about the disease, while hoping to ensure that no children by 2015 will be born with HIV.

Back to that baby bump, Cruz and husband Javier Bardem are expecting their first child in 2011.

Congrats to Cruz both for the baby and for taking time out of her busy schedule to support such a great cause.



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Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys Lend Themselves To “Digital Death” Campaign

Kim Kardashian Dead

Kim Kardashian and Alicia Keys are the two newest celebrities to lend themselves to the “Digital Death” campaign. Digital Death hopes to raise $1 million for World AIDS Day fundraising.

So far other celebrities participating in the campaign include:

Lady Gaga, Swizz Beatz, Justin Timberlake, Khloe Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Hudson and the cast of MTV’s The Buried Life.

The name “Digital Death” is straight forward, it means the celebrities taking part will stop using social media until $1 million has been raised to help people suffering from AIDS in Africa and India.

Through Friday $200,674 had been raised, that’s $66,891 for each day of the campaign, which would result in 11 days of active campaigning at current numbers.

You’ve seen the Kardashian campaign (above), now here’s the Alician Keys version:

Alicia Keys Is Dead

What do you think about this newest viral campaign?



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Justin Timberlake Injures Leg On Movie Set

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake has a blossoming movie career ahead of him, that is if he can manage to stay healthy. Timberlake hurt his leg while filming his newest role in the science-fiction thriller Now.

Justin was performing a stunt for the movie when he sustained his injury. According to studio execs, “Justin Timberlake sustained a muscle injury to his calf on the set of Andrew Niccol’s thriller ‘Now,” while adding, “the production has taken a brief hiatus and will resume shortly.”

Timberlake is starring next to Amanda Seyfriend in the movie.



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Steve Martin Audience Offered Refund After “Boring” 92nd Street Y Performance

Steve Martin

Steve Martin was so boring at his recent 92nd Street Y performance that audience members were offered a full refund.

Martin was interviewed about art in an interview with Art critic Deborah Solomon that was so boring that 900 people watch in disbelief. The biggest complaint? He just talked about his new book An Object Of Beauty without offering any of his trademark humor, but keep in mind, the book’s about art.

The cost of admission, $50, was offered back to every single person in attendance by the way of a $50 gift card to the famed theater.

According to the Y Executive Director Sol Adler’s email:

“We acknowledge that last night’s event with Steve Martin did not meet the standard of excellence that you have come to expect from 92nd St. Y.”

“We planned for a more comprehensive discussion and we, too, were disappointed with the evening. We will be mailing you a $50 certificate for each ticket you purchased to last night’s event. The gift certificate can be used toward future 92Y events, pending availability.”

Martin was none to happy with hearing about the refund offer:

“It seemed to me that a consultation was at least in order,” he said. “As for the Y’s standard of excellence, it can’t be that high because this is the second time I’ve appeared there.”

Come on Steve, you could have been the bigger man.



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UFC President Dana White Holds Fundraiser For TJ Lavin and Ty Pinney

TJ Lavin Fundraiser Poster

UFC President Dana White is hosting a benefit event to raise money for TJ Lavin, the MTV host and BMX star who was critically injured last month. His accident left him with various injuries and for a short while placed the extreme sportsman in a coma. Ty Pinney will also receive part of the proceeds, Pinney was also placed in a coma during a stunt attempt last month.

As part of the fundraiser, Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker will auction off a set of drums, while Rob Dyrdek is offering a trip to his Fantasy Factory. Other celebrities and sports stars will also offer auction materials to help both men.

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Janet Jackson Auctioning Off Unique Barbie Doll Of Herself

Janet Jackson Barbie Doll

Pop superstar Janet Jackson wants you to buy her “Miz Jackson, If Ya Nasty” Barbie Doll, but this isn’t your standard Barbie, it’s a one of a kind Jackson replica that will be auctioned off for a good cause.

According to Mattel Designer and Jackson Doll creator Jackeline Gonzalez:

“Inspired by the ultra-glam black gown she wore during her 2010 American Idol performance, I knew we had to recreate that look for her one of a kind doll,” adding, “Look closely dolls, Janet’s sassy, short hairstyle, unique face and body sculpt and face painting all meticulously duplicate the legendary singer’s features.”

Janet hopes to raise a considerable amount of money for Project Angel Food, a food program that delivers meals to people with HIV/AIDS, Cancer and other life threatening illnesses in the Los Angeles area.

CharityBuzz.com is handling the auction and the doll will come with a Certificate of Authenticity and a unique display case so the winner can show off their over priced doll.

It might be an expensive investment, but it will help many people and it’s the only Barbie doll you’ll ever buy that may have a tax write-off.

The auction ends December 15th so hurry up and put your charitable bid in today!



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Britney Spears Album Dropping March 2011, Plus She Calls Out “Haters”

Britney Spears - Kiss My Ass

Britney Spears is dropping her new album in March 2011, having announced the albums drop month via Twitter on Thursday.

Spears tweeted:

“I’m almost done with my new album and it will be coming out this March” adding “I AM IN L-O-V-E WITH IT!”

After announcing her album, Spears went after RadarOnline for claiming she suffered battery at the hands of Jason Trawick, her recent boyfriend and the same guy who is reportedly responsible for completely reviving her career. Some people close to the couple say he’s actually an abusive jerk who has made her life a nightmare.

Spears Tweeted:

“PS – Star Magazine, Radar Online, Jason Alexander and the rest of you liars, Ya’ll can kiss my lily white southern Louisiana ass!”

So elegantly said and since there doesn’t appear to be any lawsuits, at least not yet, we’ll assume the claims may have some merit.



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Madonna’s Hard Candy Gym Mexico Location Could Be Shut Down

Madonna Hard Candy Gym

On Monday Madonna visited Mexico City where she opened her new Hard Candy Fitness Gym location, but now officials in the city are already trying to close the location down.

According to local officials, the gym doesn’t have a security plan or land use permit, both requirements to do business in Mexico City.

Officials say Madonna must obtain the land use permit by Friday if she plans to keep the gym open.

An official told Televisa:

“If they don’t have a land use permit, they will not be able to operate.”

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Jennifer Grey To Have Surgery To Fix DWTS Injury

Jennifer Grey - Dancing With The Stars

Jennifer Grey will soon undergo surgery to fix the ruptured disc she suffered when competing on the top rated TV show Dancing With The Stars.

In spite of her injury Grey, 50, and her partner Derek Hough, won last weeks DWTS finale.

She says of the procedure:

“It’s just going be like a little surgery where they take out the ruptured disc thing, and you know, it won’t be a big deal,” while adding, “Compared to the other surgeries I had on my neck, my doctor says it won’t be a big deal. I’ll be home that night.”

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Kate Gosselin: Kids Not In School Because Of Anger Issues

Kate Gosselin - Today Show - Expulsion Rumors

Kate Gosselin spoke today with the crew of NBC’s Today show and explained that her kids were out of school because of anger issues brought forth by their parents divorce. She also revealed that her kids were not kicked out of school for acting out as some tabloid reports had recently revealed, but instead she agreed to pull them from the school after speaking with the school’s principle.

Gosselin said on the show:

“They were having anger issues,” while adding, “They were acting out, having behavior things. Things that are — I’ve talked to other moms going through divorces — very normal, normal stuff in that regard. So I did what I could do. (The school and I) mutually agreed. I brought them home. I have them with a private tutor, an early education teacher. She is teaching them one on one, and they are excelling, along with weekly therapy.”

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Jennifer Lopez Named Boys & Girls Club Of America Spokeswoman

Jennifer Lopez - Boys & Girls Club Of America

Jennifer Lopez is the first ever spokeswoman for the Boy & Girls Club of America.

The organization has had spokesmen on the books for years, including Denzel Washington who has served the organization for 18 years.

Lopez will provide her voice and face to print and commercial ads for Boys & Girls Club across the country.

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Bing.com Most Searched Term Of 2010: Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Joel McHale says it best on his E! show The Soup, Kim Kardashian is famous for having a big butt and a sex tape, but now she can also add “most searched term” on Microsoft’s Bing.com search engine for 2010 to that list of “achievements.”

While Kardashian faced some tough competition from the Tiger Woods scandal and Lady Gaga’s emergence onto the pop scene, along with the Sandra Bullock, Jesse James scandal, Kardashian continued to captivate reality TV stars the world over.

Here’s the Bing.com Top 10 Searches for 2010:

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Stella McCartney Delivers Baby Number 4

Stella McCartney Stella McCartney, daughter of Paul McCartney, has welcomed her fourth child into the world.

Daughter Reiley was born last week and is Stella’s fourth child with husband Alasdhair Willis.

Reiley was born at a healthy 8 pounds even and joins the family brood which includes, Miller Alasdhair James, 5, Bailey Linda Olwyn, 4, and Beckett Robert Lee, almost 3.

According to EOnline, Reiley was born on November 23.

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