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Why Celebrities Go Bankrupt

People look up to them, adore them and follow them on TV, on the big screen and on social media. They’re called stars or celebrities.

The name celebrity alone is already associated with big bucks. Apart from their good looks, they earn large sums of money per project and lead a glamorous life.

But on the flipside, these celebrities are much like ordinary people when they’re not in front of the camera. They encounter problems in their personal and professional lives and some even mismanage their funds.

Sometimes these celebrities get overwhelmed with their large earnings that they tend to spend them on so many things they want right away. When this frequently happens, the end result is lack of savings and in worse cases, declaring bankruptcy. Read the rest of this entry »



Danish Queen Visits China

Members of the royal family visit other countries from time to time to extend goodwill and strengthen their ties with each other. Among the royal couples of Europe that recently went on tour are Prince William and Kate Middleton who visited Australia and New Zealand as well as Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her husband Prince Henrik.

When these royal couples are out and about, they never fail to capture international media attention. People are eager to see where they go, what outfits they wear and how they interact with the locals.

Queen Margrethe II Makes History

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In the case of Danish Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik, they made history by visiting a significant memorial hall in Nanjing, China known as the Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre. The visit that occurred last April 27 to 28 made the Queen the first sitting foreign head of state to visit the hall. Read the rest of this entry »



Get ready, tributes, because promotion is now gearing up for the latest installment of The Hunger Games, Catching Fire!

Katniss and Peeta go on a Victory Tour on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. (Lionsgate)

Katniss and Peeta go on a Victory Tour on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. (Lionsgate)

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Bling Up Your Facebook Timeline with InstaCover

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Do you have the “new” Facebook Timeline yet? If so, how would you like to have a blinged up Timeline with a cover photo that looks something like the image you can see above? (Yes, Johnny Depp is high up on my list of admirable men.)

There is nothing that screams “fan” like a collage of your favorite actor, actress, TV show, or movie – among many other interests. And with how the Facebook Timeline is designed, you can easily let the entire world know about what makes you tick – if you want them to.

Here’s a new web service that will certainly get you all excited to play around with your Facebook Timeline cover photo: InstaCover. Read the rest of this entry »



Star Trek: The Next Generation Principal Cast to Graze Calgary Comic Expo

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There are Trekkies and there are Star Trek fans. Whichever group you belong to, I am going to bet my bottom dollar that you would want to be at the next Calgary Comic Expo in April. The event is not a stranger to people from Star Trek as the likes of Capt. Kirk, Spock, and Sulu themselves have personally participated in the expo. This year, however, things are going to be bigger. Much bigger.

It’s not that Capt. Kirk, Spock, and Sulu are not big in themselves, but how about seeing the entire principal cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation all in one go? Read the rest of this entry »



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Sinead O’Connor Gets Hitched with Hubby No. 4

Guess who’s tying the knot this week  and adding a 4th husband to her list of attempts for eternal marital bliss? Sinead O’ Connor celebrates her 45th birthday on the same day she exchanges nuptial vows with boyfriend Barrie Herridge.

Strangely enough, the singer turned priestess, who also once admitted she was a dyke has just recently gone public through her blog, about her quest and desperation for sex. Last August, O’Connor expressed utter depression on the fact that she is way too lovely to be living the wonderful celibate life of a nun. Hence, this has prompted her to go on a public hunt for  a lover.

Okay, now as much as we would all like to find some coherence in all the twisted facts about this woman,  there is no point in trying to.  As everything this talented singer  has tried to make of herself all through her years of being ….uh…. herself, nothing just seems to make any sense at all.

O’ Connor has 4 children from 3 previous marriages.  She divorced  ex husband no.3, Oz singer Steve Cooney last April, just 8 months after marrying him!

So now what? Does she remain a dyke priest or is she  a reborn woman now? With that huge tattoo on her chest, we’re guessing it’s all up to divine intervention to get her properly sorted out.


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Tranformers: Dark of the Moon is doing quite well in the box office even without the sexy sultry Megan Fox steaming up the screen. Many are surely disappointed with her absence as the actress sure has had many of her fans wanting and waiting to see her smoke up the screen and revel in the fact that geeky and nerdy college boys still have hopes of having a hot girlfriend who knows her cars and engines!

Word has it that Stephen Spielberg gave actress Megan Fox the pink slip and fired her from the third sequel of the Transformers series. This comes a year after when Fox claimed she decided to leave the movie. The director himself, Michael Bay, spoke on this matter saying that it was Spielberg who put his foot down with a decision to give Fox the axe.  Reports have put the actress on a bad light, as she was cited for very unprofessional behaviour on set.

Finally breaking his silence about the issues , Michael Bay specifically pointed that incident when Fox threw comments about him that had the executive producer, Steven Spielber,g decide to fire her right then and there.

Megan Fox was quoted on an interview with Wonderland Magazine in 2009 saying– “He’s like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation. He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he’s a nightmare to work for but when you get him away from set, and he’s not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he’s so awkward, so hopelessly awkward. He has no social skills at all. And it’s endearing to watch him.”

Well, that certainly was enough to have made her cross that line and do the walk of shame on the set.

Bay, however has expressed that he wasn’t hurt over the comments but was rather bemused and says it was merely Fox’s personal character shining through in a not so good way. Her former on screen boyfriend Shia LaBeouf openly expressed how Fox suddenly developed this Spice Girl strength and woman empowerment “stuff”.

According to Labeouf, Michael Bay’s filming style was a no-frills no-fluff manner that Fox had a hard time accepting. He puts that his director seems to lack some tact with instructions and may have been what triggered the Hitler comment.

After all that drama, Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley replaced Megan Fox as Shia LaBeouf’s hot new sophisticated British accent girlfriend.  Certainly another eye candy on the set and just to add more steam on the screen is Dr,McDreamy, Patrick Dempsey!

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It looks like David Duchovny and Tea Leoni are giving their marriage another separation bash. This wouldn’t be the first time the couple have split up as this would be their second during their entire marriage.

In 2008, the couple went separate ways following a rehab treatment for  Californication star, David Duchovny who admitted  to having problems with sex addiction. The couple apparently got back together after living separately for several months. They were seen in June 2009 spending some time together and has thus confirmed their reconciliation in September of that same year.

Marriage isn’t a walk in the park for any couple, let alone those who battle with issues that need to be resolved time and again. Hence, We’re guessing the reason why David and Tea have never finalized their separation with divorce despite their marital hurdles.

However, this time around, the couple’s representative will only pin a definite separation for moment. The permanence of their current break up is still unknown, as  David and Tea would prefer to keep things under wraps for the sake of their children, Madeleine 12 and Kyd Miller ,9. Talk of divorce has not yet stirred on both camps, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed they get to sort their dance to an encore.

The former X-files star tied the knot with Tea in 1997. That is still a good 9 years of marriage to look back on even after such a controversial marital issue triggered by Duchovny’s admittance to sex addiction.

 

 

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“ The Mummy” chaser Rachel Weisz seems to have found her lost treasure in 43 year old Daniel Craig.

The couple secretly tied the knot in a hush hush ceremony which only had four people in attendance. Apart from Craig’s 18 year old daughter, Ella , Weisz also had her 4 yr old son Henry standing by. There were only two other friends who shared this blissful day in NewYork with the couple.

After a nine year relationship with “ Black Swan “ director Darren Aronofsky, the actors have finally broken their silence on their years of platonic friendship. Craig was also in a previous relationship and engaged to Satsuki Mitchell for five years.   Reports started buzzing in November 2010 when they there were first linked, as a result of their upcoming horror movie “ The Dream House”.

Craig and Weisz were also last spotted shopping at a Louis Vuitton store in London last March.

Both Weisz and Craig are currently doing a movie where they play husband in wife in “The Dream House”. True enough, this made things much more convenient for them to be linked in real time.

In case you’re having a hard time pinning a face to Daniel Craig, the actor is best known in his portrayal of the amorous dashing debonair, James Bond. Craig is up for the 23rd movie series of James Bond entitled “ The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. Although the sequel has been delayed due to some financial issues, progress on the film still hasn’t pegged a release date.

On the other hand, you can mark down horror movie popcorn dates for “The Dream House” in September.

 

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Lady Gaga Faces Lawsuit on Japan Wristband Sales

Lady Gaga and her wristbands for Japan’s earthquake relief efforts seem to not have gone down the proper profit beneficiary channels . This has been the class action suit filed against the pop sensation  and the other companies involved in the sales and marketing of the “ We Pray for Japan”  wristbands.

The $5  white and red  rubber bands, whose sales and profits were supposedly promised by the singer to benefit the victims of  Japan’s earthquake, are now in question through allegations of  Michigan legal network, 1800 LAWFIRM. The law firm is also pinning charges on account of “artificially inflated reports of total donations” as well as overcharging buyers on shipping costs.

This entire lawsuit comes in the wake of reports that federal racketeering and consumer protection laws were being broken through deceptive advertising as well as misappropriation of profits from the sales of the wristbands.

The 25 yr. old singer’s official website does show a significant number of comments from fans who have expressed their disappointment on  the long delivery as well as shipping and handling costs  of more than the price of the said wristbands.  The lawsuit filed against the pop diva aims to shed light on any improprieties and ensure that the singer and her partnering companies appropriate the full donations to their  promised beneficiaries.

Steffani Germonatta, or also known in pop music as Lady Gaga herself – graced the pages of Forbes magazine  as the most powerful celebrity in the world.  She is currently doing her “Born this Way”  benefit concert tour in Japan. Sales from the rubber bracelets along with other marketing ventures have been reportedly donated to the earthquake victims totalling a whopping donation of $3 million.

 

 

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After her break up with John Mayer in 2008, it seems pretty odd how Jennifer Aniston had remained tight lipped on her dating life, and her beaus…until recent events. Seemingly, Jen found herself hooking up with actor Justin Theroux in the set of Wanderlust September 2010 and eventually reconnecting ties last March.

Jennifer Aniston and her new beau went public with their budding romance just quite recently and little did we know they both have already upped their romance game plan.

True enough, the couple are now shacked up in Jen’s LA home.

Theroux is indeed living in Aniston’s place and now basks in the limelight of having the actress introduce him as her boyfriend.

Who is this new man in Jen’s life?  He clearly has won her heart. The 39 yr old Theroux has quite  some good feathers on his hat being an actor, director and screen writer for a bunch of  memorable projects in both TV and the big screen. His latest that being Wanderlust where he plays opposite Jennifer Aniston.

Reports have it that 42 year old Jen already had her eye set on Theroux from the get go. She would often hold parties at her place with him and eventually things started to bloom and sizzle between the co-stars.

Theroux has been seen spending a lot of days and nights at Jen’s place in LA and is considering spending the summer there as well.

Prior to their budding relationship, Justin is known to have kept a 14 year relationship with now ex gf  and costume designer Heidi Bivens. They lived together for 6 years at an apartment in NYC but just last weekend or so, Bivens has moved out. Theroux is known to keep a room at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont, up until he took up residence at Jen’s uber sleek and chic home.

Love is a mystery, even to those who seem to have been in the game for quite a long time. I guess Theroux’s unstoppable growing facial hair may yet hold the key answer to all this?

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The price of fame and fortune can be steep for  any celebrity at any point in their lives.  Some may be lucky to have been able to gain from their stature , and yet some … fall in too deep to even fish themselves out. And yet there are those who just happen to be in the area and get snagged.

This is what may have been the case with British Musician Joss Stone.  BBC  News reports of two men who are currently held by authorities on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and probably murder  Joss Stone in her Devon home. Both suspects are from Manchester, England.

Sources say that neighbours noticed a suspicious looking vehicle parked on the premises of the singer’s residence and made it a point to call and report the activity to the police.  Although no one knows if Stone was in her home when the men were arrested, but the sultry singer confirms she was aware of them and that she was absolutely fine and trying to get on with her life as normal.

Police reports  have compelling evidence of a murderous plot having found swords, ropes, forensic style overalls and a body bag in possession of the two suspects ages, 33 and 30. Aside from these, the men also had detailed maps and aerial photographs of Stone’s rural home.

The Detective Inspector handling the case reassures they are currently carrying out patrols and would like to make it known that no properties have been robbed and no individuals have been harmed.

 

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Jennifer Lopez Signs Up As L’Oreal Girl

Jennifer Lopez is the new face of L’oreal!  The sweet yet fiery  Latina is very excited to take on this iconic role for the cosmetic brand as she believes the brand epitomizes glamour.

Being a hard working glamour mom certainly doesn’t seem  to take toll on the songstress herself. She still boasts of dangerous curves, glowing skin and long luscious flowing locks. Who could ever guess  she is a 41 year old mamita?

Lopez  says it is very important for her to maintain great skin and beautiful hair. She wants to emphasize on a healthy look which entails keeping her hair in good condition and her skin  in top form

Although not everyone is blessed with good genes, it is not impossible to achieve a healthy young looking glow.  Jennifer strongly advises women in  any  age group to take time to look after themselves.

She says to avoid sun exposure , smoking and drinking. You would think how a woman in her status can avoid  getting sucked into an unhealthy lifestyle of non stop over indulgence in alcohol, smoking .. and  late night partying. But this girl from the block firmly believes in keeping the excesses to a bare minimum by eating healthy, not smoking and binging on alcohol and going tan crazy chasing the sun.

For most Caucasians, sun damage is a detrimental factor to losing that healthy glow.  Always use sunscreen whenever  you step out of the house. Lopez admits her excitement  since she  herself will tell you that  she admires  how L’Oreal is always instep with glamour and innovation.

 

 

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Kim Kardashian Is Engaged !

Well, that’s about it for all you  Mr. Kim Kardashian hopefuls. About time you throw in the towel,  but you can still keep the posters on your wall. She’s officially out of  the singles race and off the bachelorette market.  A confirmed statement from the rep of the sultry reality star says Kim Kardashian is now officially engaged to her Bball playing boyfriend, Kris Humphries.

Kim began dating 26 year old New Jersey Nets forward, Humphries last December and from that point onwards, the couple  seemed to be  so closely drawn to each other .   This became quite evident when the 30 yr old fashion mogul decided to move to NYC  in her efforts to be close to her man.

Kim remained fervently mum on her engagement but was always very vocal on how she sees her guy and their relationship. She describes Humphries as a man with a really good heart and stated her beliefs in utmost trust, honesty and chemistry in any relationship.

Having her sisters Kourtney and Khloe basking in family life bliss, Kim has always expressed her desire for a family in her Tweets.  The woman certainly has had babies on the brain for a good while now and says: “I seriously thought by the time I was 30, I would have one baby and a bun in the oven…  “

And even before that,  Kim had posted a childhood photo of Kris Humphries on her Tweeter page adding a note that said: “ I want my son to look like this!”

Well, she certainly has had the rug rat meter up and running and we certainly wish her the best .  After  falling through a few relationships with football players Reggie Bush and Miles Austin, as well as Halle Berry’s model ex, Gabriel Aubury …  this is  truly IT with Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian.  So for all you fellas out there, just drown your heartbreak  with a stiff drink and chalk it up to tough luck.

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Russell Brand Deported From Japan

A classic example of your sordid past catching up with you, is Russel Brand getting deported from Japan when he came along  to support singer and wife Katy Perry for her Japan tour. Based on the pop star’s tweets , “  So … my husband just got deported from Japan. I am so. sad. I brought him all this way to show him my favorite place.”

Russel Brand, who married Perry in 2010, has been in a number of scuffles with authorities battling with his drug and alcohol addiction.  Having been arrested quite a few times, he has recently had another bout with authorities for allegedly attacking the paparazzi at an  LA airport last year.

No comment or feedback from the singer and her husband as to the reason behind Japanese officials for denying entry to the British actor/comedian. The only words Katy Perry mentioned regarding this, was due to some “priors”.

Brand didn’t same fazed with the incident, as his Twitter page had him posting, “ Planning escape from Japanese custody, It’s bloody hard to dig a tunnel with a chopstick.”

Katy Perry had no choice but to go ahead with her show saying that she still loves her Japanese fans.

Perry and Brand’s marriage skyrocketed them into being one of Hollywood’s high profile couples, even with Russell Brand’s notorious past and criminal history. Quite surprising to know at this point that Katy Perry grew up with parents who are both  evangelical ministers. In an interview for her cover spread in Vanity Fair magazine, the pop singer recalls her childhood with her mother reading the bible to her in place of the usual children’s books.

With her success in the music industry, and carving her own brand of sexy pop music and bold retro revealing outfits, Perry admits that her relationship with her parents now have come to a coexisting crossroad where they no longer try to change each other and all agree to disagree.

She speaks of her relationship with husband Russell Brand as having no dull moment together. Merely laughing at the incident when pics of her minus her usual dolled up face leaked out to the public. Hubby Russell  thought it funny to take a picture of his wife  in bed sans make-up.

And on that note, in case you’re shopping for a celebrity home, Katy Perry and Russell Brand’s Los Feliz home is on the market for a lovely price tag of $3.395 million.

 

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David Spade Plays His Aces

Actor and comedian David Spade shines in his heart of gold with the American Red Cross. With the aftermath of tornadoes that have ripped through the United States on April 27-28, Spade made a hefty donation of $200,000 in support of  the American Red Cross’ tornado disaster relief operations.

Killing hundreds of people ,stranding thousands and leaving behind many people homeless, the tornadoes that wreaked havoc in the midwestern and southeastern US  has led the Rules of Engagement star  to extend a generous hand in the efforts of the Red Cross to reach out to affected people who are in desperate need of assistance.

The 46 yr old brother-in-law of famous designer Kate Spade, has long been a supporter of the Red Cross over the years.  He is an American Red Cross National Cabinet member, assisting the agency with it’s relief efforts through his personal donations and money raised  from his shows.  This enabled Spade to contribute $50,000 to the states of Kentucky and Tennessee in July of last year.

In a statement, The American Red Cross has expressed their deep appreciation for the actor’s unfailing  and selfless generous support through donating his time, talent and money to assist those in need.

Spade hopes that his move will encourage others to join him in his efforts to support the American Red Cross . Apparently, Charlie Sheen also shares this advocacy as the actor has launched a website in support of raising money for disaster relief  for tornado victims. His website,  TorpedosAgainstTornados.com promises to send any donor  who contributes $100 or more, a personally autographed baseball from the controversial 45 year old actor.

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Justin Bieber takes his stand against bullying next to viral video hero Casey Heynes. If you haven’t heard of Casey Heynes, he is an Australian boy who became instantly famous from a cell phone video footage of him defending himself from a fellow schoolmate attacking him.

The said video instantly went viral and millions of people from around the world voiced out their heart for the 10th grader student. Justin Bieber  was one of those who saw the video and learned of Casey’s story . Being able to closely relate to a teenager’s tough life, Bieber knew just how to make a statement on this matter as he flew Casey and his family to his concert in Melbourne. The singer even brought Casey out onto the stage with him, as the boy received proud cheers from the crowd.

In case you haven’t been reading much of Bieber fever news, the 17-year old pop idol has been quite the victim of bullying himself. Just recently he had eggs thrown at him onstage during one of his shows in Australia.  Refusing to get rattled by it, the singer kept on with his performance.  One would wonder though, why haters would even bother to spend money on tickets, stand with the maddening queue of fans, go through all that effort  only to throw eggs at a 17 year old boy. Geez, so much hate in this world.

As for Casey Heynes, he got his sweet revenge and a loud and proud statement to the world to always stand up against bullying.

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In a new twist on monetizing the now already 27′ long fame of Miley Cyrus some smart guys in the UK, who clearly were wearing online glasses, looking at dollar signs on their screen, now risked to get sued.

Sued by Miley Cyrus. Over a doll of the teen celebrity.

Read that again: sued over a doll. By Miley Cyrus.

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Isn’t she a cutie? Sorry, I got sidetracked for a second… or seventeen.

But the doll in case isn’t an ordinary Miley Cyrus doll, nor is the star wearing glasses, this doll has been flying of the shelves and was sold out within 48 hours according to a spokes person of Pipedream Products, the doll’s manufacturer. Sold out minus some which have been taken off the shelves for legal reasons. Legal reasons before adolescents and basement dwellers online could order it from Amazon, which sold it the doll for around $28 in the US. Read the rest of this entry »



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Courtney Love Pissed At Activision

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Yeah, the wife of former Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is still alive and kicking – quite energetically, if I may add. She, together with other former Nirvana members, are very upset about the fact that Kurt Cobain’s character in Guitar Hero 5 is unlockable. That means that once the character is unlocked, it can be used for any song in the game. According to Courtney, the agreement was that Cobain would appear in two songs, that’s it. Activision says the exact opposite.



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