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Four Celebrity Tours in London

Notting Hill Carnival 2006 (London, UK)

It’s safe to say that London is the entertainment capital of England. There are many world class entertainment venues that can be found in the city – from the amazing musicals and plays playing at the West End to the various theaters where you can watch awesome films. London is also where you can choose from a large variety of celebrity tours.

There are many celebrity tours that you can join if you’re on a trip to London. Here are some of the most popular tours: Read the rest of this entry »



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Countdown to Coachella

If you live in the US, you know that spring is definitely here when they start filling up the Coachella lineup with big names from the music industry.

In just two days, the three-day music festival will keep things heated up in the California desert. If you purchased your tickets early, good for you! Tickets are officially sold out!

It’s not just the popular names such as Gorillaz, Vampire Weekend, David Guetta, Tiesto, and Jay-Z that you should be excited about; it’s the up-and-coming and underground acts as well. Check out the poster above for a glimpse of the 150+ artists who will make you groove to the music all day, Woodstock-style. Also visit the official website to find out how you can watch the live webcast from your home, without rubbing sweaty elbows with 150,000 other people.

Never has a $269 concert ticket been worth every penny.



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Victoria Secret’s New Scent: Love Rocks

Take whiff of the new VS scent, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Their website describes it as “Wild at heart. A punk princess. Rock chick meets très chic in this rebellious riff on vivid plum, hypnotic violet and sensual vanilla, the latest addition to our glamorous Sexy Little Things fragrance collection.”

I would’ve thought they were describing a Gossip Girl character. Well, lo and behold! Actress Taylor Momsen, wearing a rock chick outfit, hosted the Love Rocks launch held at Victoria’s Secret Soho store just last night.

Taylor Momsen Launches Love Rocks Collection

She showed off the perfume’s rock ‘n roll packaging: a bold red lacquer bottle adorned with tattoo-inspired graphics, and a removable black leatherette rosette that you can throw on as an accessory. I want one of those!



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The People’s Choice Awards 2010 just wrapped up and the night’s most stylish are already making headlines. Here are my top 5 picks:

People's Choice Awards 2010 - Press Room
Hot momma Jessica Alba shined in an Antonio Berardi brocade dress paired with silver strappies.

People's Choice Awards 2010 - Arrivals
Sandra Bullock’s fashion choices have always been hit and miss, so I was happy to see her looking fabulous in this nude Vivienne Westwood gown.

People's Choice Awards 2010 - Red Carpet
While most celebrities followed the standard glam code, fashion rebel Ginnifer Goodwin stood out with her striped Christian Lacroix minidress accessorized with large corsages.

People's Choice Awards 2010 - Press Room
Always a red carpet favorite, Taylor Swift looked stunning in a white Jenny Peckham dress and silver Christian Louboutin shoes.

People's Choice Awards 2010 - Arrivals
That Herve Leger gown fit Diane Kruger in all the right places, while her accessories spelled chic: a rockstar box clutch and metallic shoes.

Who was your favorite? View the red carpet arrivals, highlights, and winners here.



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It’s the Year of the Tiger, according to Chinese astrology. “Rawr,” I say! We spied on Hollywood’s party animals to see how they unleashed their inner tigers (and tigresses) on New Year’s Eve.

Lady GaGa Performs In Miami For New Years Eve!
Lady GaGa performed at the Fontainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. It wasn’t just her new ‘do and getup that spelled extravagant; she reportedly checked in a $15,000-a-night penthouse.

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Kim Kardashian at a Pre-New Year’s Eve Party at Eve Nightclub, Las Vegas.

Gridlock 2010 New Year's Eve Bash!
Pam Anderson was escorted by some interesting creatures at the Gridlock 2010 New Year’s Eve bash at Paramount Studios, Hollywood.

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Hot mommies Christina Aguilera and Nicole Richie left the little ones at home to party in Vegas. Nicole hosted the LAVO party with beau Joel Madden, while Christina hosted and performed at TAO.

Black Eyed Peas In Concert At Mandalay Bay
Fergie (right) performed with the Black Eyed Peas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. It was one of the many gigs they had for the New Year weekend.

Mariah Carey In Concert At Madison Square Garden
Mariah Carey got her Mimi on at Madison Square Garden in New York, while hubby Nick Cannon played deejay offstage.

2010 Times Square New Year's Eve
She may have gotten the crowd going at Times Square, but I’d stay away from the skintight suit if I were J.Lo.



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Ring In 2010 With The Stars

There’s nothing like watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest live on ABC at the comfort of your living room with a bucket of popcorn while secretly envying those who went out to party.

This year’s shindig will be hosted by Dick Clark, Ryan Seacrest and Melissa Rycroft from New York City’s Times Square, while Fergie will be hosting live from Las Vegas.

If you weren’t invited to the town’s hottest parties, you can always tell your friends you rocked out with The Black Eyed Peas, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Keri Hilson, Colbie Caillat, Orianthi, Chris Daughtry and Robin Thicke.

Cheers from Celebrific!



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Jingle Belles

Here’s an early Christmas treat for everyone—a gallery of hot musicians who rocked out at Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday and Sunday.

The musical extravaganza catered to all types of fans. R&B/hip-hop lovers grooved to the tunes of Ne-Yo, Flo-Rida, Janet Jackson, and Dizzee Rascal. Boy band hysterics partied like it’s 1999 with Westlife and the Backstreet Boys. The Sugababes, JLS, and Pixie Lott showed off their UK flair with their latest hits. The Noisettes and Metro Station added some rock flavor to the scene.

The event’s showstoppers were the sexy popstars who dressed like it’s the last day of 2009. There was Lady Gaga who proudly made it to Santa’s naughty list, thanks to her “cherry, cherry, boom, boom” bikini. There was teen sensation Miley Cyrus who raised eyebrows with another provocative outfit. The Saturdays opted for skimpier costumes for their performance. Shakira’s hips didn’t lie as she performed “Whenever, Wherever” onstage.

The two-day show was a success, if you count the 16,000 people who attended day two alone. Fans of all ages uploaded their personal accounts of the event on Capital FM’s website.

Lady Gaga heads to her London hotel in a festively futuristic outfit!
Lady Gaga was ushered into the venue as Santa’s reindeer. She quickly changed into a red-hot bikini, fishnet stockings, black lace-up boots, and her famous disco stick when she hit the stage for her six-song set. Check out her red-hot outfit here.

Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball - Day 1
Miley Cyrus brought the “Party In The USA” to London wearing her trademark ultra short shorts, open shirt, and revealing bra.

Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball - Day 1
American Idol Jordin Sparks performed her hit “Battlefield.”

Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball - Day 1
Jade Ewen, Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah of the Sugababes

Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball - Day 2
Shakira sported another crazy ’do, but her swinging hips did a good job.



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Mika Wows LA

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British-Lebanese performer Mika returned to Los Angeles last week to prove that he still has it. The audience were treated to a night full of antics and happy music, much to their delight. Mika has just released his second album, but also performed a lot of songs from his debut album.



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It’s like a Bono humanitarian concert for teens and tweens. We Day is an annual youth empowered rally by Free The Children, an organization that aims to fight child labor. This year, We Day started out in two different venues and dates in Canada—September 29 at Vancouver’s GM Place and October 5 at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. The third and final set will be on November 5 at the Hamilton Place.

Some 16,000 students and teachers attended the musical event. Guest performers such as The Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Hedley and dancers from So You Think You Can Dance Canada were received with ear-splitting cheers from the crowd.

The event wasn’t just about a cool concert. The kids and teens in attendance were in full support of the organization’s cause—to make tangible actions that make a better world, especially for children. Humanitarians, environmentalists, motivational speakers and politicians were greeted like rockstars at the event.


SOS call: The Jonas Brothers made a surprise appearance.


Justin Bieber performed the acoustic version of his hit “One Time” at We Day.

“We share with our team and we truly believe it’s not about us. It’s about the issues and we share that with all the young people,” said Marc Kielburger, one of the founders of Free The Children. “We’re just happy that the young people feel that it’s really cool to get socially engaged and what we’re fighting most of all is we’re fighting apathy.”

“Everyday action is our message and people respond to that message because they’re really searching to bring about a positive change in this world,” added co-founder Craig Kielburger.

With the success of the rally, it looks like the kids heard the message loud and clear.

For more info about helping fight child labor, visit www.freethechildren.com.



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The best place for celebs to show off their hot designer duds is in the VIP section of fashion shows. Check out these Hollywood fashionistas who managed to steal the attention away from the catwalks at the Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010. Who wins your vote for best dressed?

Jean-Paul Gaultier - Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
Rihanna attended the Jean-Paul Gaultier Pret a Porter show wearing a daring cutout number. Accompanying her at the fashion shows is stylist Mariel Haenn.

Chanel - Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
She also managed to keep her hands warm in a jewel-encrusted Chanel muff in the French designer’s show.

Christian Dior - Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 - Arrivals
Dita Von Teese arrived at the Christian Dior show in her signature old Hollywood glam look.

Chanel - Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
Supermodel Claudia Schiffer went for military chic at the Chanel Pret a Porter show.

Stella McCartney - Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
It’s in the jeans. Gwyneth Paltrow kept it casual at the Stella McCartney show in Palais De Tokyo.

Sonia Rykiel - Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
Katy Perry went hot for sequins at the Sonia Rykiel show. To the surprise of her fans, she ditched her usual colorful retro wardrobe and went for a darker look.

Emmanuel Ungaro - Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
Lindsay Lohan (right) and Spanish designer Estrella Archs walked the runway for Emmanuel Ungaro. Lohan was introduced as the fashion brand’s artistic director, much to the dismay of critics.

Chanel - Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
Singer Prince outshone the other men (and women!) at the Grand Palais for Chanel. His sexy high heels will put any catwalk diva to shame.

Giambattista Valli - Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
Rocker dude meets boho chick. Couple Max Snow and Mary-Kate Olsen attended the Giambattista Valli Pret a Porter show as part of the Paris Women’s Wear Fashion Week in Jardin des Tuileries.

Chanel - Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
Lily Allen (right) gave a surprise musical performance at the Chanel Pret a Porter show. She popped out from a pile of hay to perform her hit song “Not Fair.”



Madonna Turning Paranoid?

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The Material Girl thinks that other performers are out to copy her moves. She says that J-Lo was at her concert and watching her super closely – probably wanting to pick up a tip or two. I think she should be flattered!



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The celebrity couple are taking collaboration to a whole new level. They are the hosts to the upcoming Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo. The show will take place on December 11 and will also feature a host of performers. Why the couple? Organizers say they are the perfect ambassadors for peace. I wonder what the Jolie-Pitt brood are thinking.



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In last year’s Emmys, five reality stars emceed the show. It was so disastrous that I forgot who they were, and I supposed, so did you. And boy did the producers make up for it this year! TV actor and Broadway star Neil Patrick Harris was hailed for his superb hosting skills and opening performance at the 2009 Emmy Awards.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Host Neil Patrick Harris performs onstage during the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre on September 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Reminiscent of his Tony Awards performance this year, NPH’s opening act was a song-and-dance number that didn’t disappoint. Never mind that he didn’t win Best Supporting Actor for How I Met Your Mother. If you missed it, view it here:

His hosting was so good that when Jeff Probst accepted his award for Best Reality Host for Survivor, he said in his acceptance speech: “Neil Patrick Harris, THIS is how you host the Emmys. Nice job.” Now I remember. Jeff was one of the five hosts in last year’s show.

If that wasn’t enough, Jon Stewart, who accepted the Best Variety, Music or Comedy Series award for The Daily Show, paused in the middle of his speech to compliment NPH on doing a great job.

As for the winners that night, there wasn’t much surprise as most of the awards were given to the same winners as last year’s Emmys. See the full list here.

“The Emmy cast with Harris in charge not only was remarkably stylish, fun and brisk but could even make viewers forget last year’s disastrous format with five hosts, none of whom could rise to the occasion,” commented Frazier Moore of the AP.

First the Tonys, and now he saves the Emmys. What’s next for NPH—the Oscars?



Pink And Her Funhouse Tour

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Pink may have kept a low profile in the past few years, but she is definitely back. She just launched her tour last week, dubbed Funhouse, in support of her new album. The tour continues till the 5th of October, so you can still catch her. We love Pink!



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Beyonce Set To Conquer Malaysia

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Despite lots of protests, Beyonce is going to Malaysia to perform. Two years ago, she had to cancel a gig due to the concerns of the conservatives about her sexy get ups during concerts. This time around, nothing’s gonna stop her. We’re behind you!



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Kelly Clarkson is set to entertain the people of Los Angeles on September 14 at the Hollywood & Highland complex. She will be performing in a free concert, which is the last leg of the Samsung AT&T Summer Krush concert tour. The venue has space for 5,000 people so if you’re a Clarkson fan, better get your tickets here.



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Jamie Foxx
Actor-singer-comedian Jamie Foxx is currently on his “Blame It” tour, and two days before the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, he brought laughter to the people of New Orleans. Part of the proceeds of the concert will be donated to Brad Pitt’s foundation, Make It Right.



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MJ Fan
Filmmaker Spike Lee threw a birthday bash for the late Michael Jackson in Brooklyn. He would have turned 51. Countless fans were present; DJ Spinna played. At first, it looked like the weather would not cooperate but everything turned out fine for the thousands of fans who were present to celebrate the life of their idol.



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While the English brothers have gone their ways, the Irish band Cranberries are coming together after a 7-year break. The band is going to go around Europe and then cross the sea to North America. Fans can expect classics like Zombie and Linger and some new pieces of music as well.



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