Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 12:13 AM EDT on Dec, 05 2010
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.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 12:04 AM EDT on Dec, 05 2010
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:
What do you think about this newest viral campaign?
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 11:40 PM EDT on Dec, 04 2010
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.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 12:48 AM EDT on Dec, 04 2010
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.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 3:22 AM EDT on Dec, 03 2010
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.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 2:08 AM EDT on Dec, 03 2010
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!
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 2:01 AM EDT on Dec, 03 2010
Britney Spears is dropping her new album in March 2011, having announced the albums drop month via Twitter on Thursday.
“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.
“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.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 12:40 AM EDT on Dec, 02 2010
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.”
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 12:15 AM EDT on Dec, 02 2010
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.”
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 12:09 AM EDT on Dec, 02 2010
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.”
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 1:57 PM EDT on Nov, 30 2010
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.
In a press release the group said: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 1:01 PM EDT on Nov, 30 2010
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:
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 2:43 PM EDT on Nov, 29 2010
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.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 1:34 PM EDT on Nov, 29 2010
Oscar producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer said in a statement Monday:
“James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons— fresh, exciting and multi-talented. We hope to create an Oscar broadcast that will both showcase their incredible talents and entertain the world on February 27.”
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 11:22 PM EDT on Nov, 28 2010
Justin Timberlake wants an Oscar for his role as Napster founder Sean Parker in the smash hit biopic The Social Network and industry sources are now saying that he’s begun to heavily campaign for the award. Timberlake currently has six Grammy’s and two Emmy’s.
According to the Page Six Column of The New York Post, Timberlake is preparing an aggressive campaign to be nominated for the top acting award.
Timberlake already has a Facebook campaign supporting his bid for the Oscar.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 5:24 PM EDT on Nov, 27 2010
Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift have been spotted together quite a bit lately and there newest sighting comes to us over Thanksgiving where the couple were spotted together in New York City on Thanksgiving morning.
The couple were seen together in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood where according to People.com they shared lattes with real maple syrup.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 12:44 PM EDT on Nov, 27 2010
Emma Watson, co-star of the hugely popular Harry Potter movie series may lend herself to the world of fashion in so much that girls around the world want to replicate her sophisticated style, however when it comes to celebrity fragrances, she says no way to endorsements.
Watson told the British Press Association:
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 2:12 AM EDT on Nov, 27 2010
Tiger Woods in the last 12 months has gone from a life of seclusion with almost a 100% media blackout to starting his new life as a Tweeting celebrity.
After a day of eating traditional thanksgiving food, including Pumpkin and Apple pie, Woods tweeted his workout to his followers:
Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving. I just finished a pretty tough cardio session this morning because of all the apple and pumpkin pie.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 10:18 PM EDT on Nov, 26 2010
I’ve always found it kind of cliche when someone is asked “you just beat so and so, what do you plan to do now?” and they say “I’m going to Disney World.” But when Michael Douglas goes to Disney World with his family after finishing radiology for his fight again cancer, it puts a little smile on my face.
After finishing an eight-week round of radiotherapy the 66 year old actor took his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones and their children Dylan and Carys to Disney World.
Douglas finished his therapy last month which including radiation and chemotherapy to fight throat cancer.