Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mariah Carey & Cannon plan a lavish annual wedding ceremony

Mariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon wants to follow in the footsteps of Hollywood couple Heidi Klum and Seal - with a lavish annual wedding ceremony to celebrate his union with the pop superstar.
German supermodel Klum and her singer husband Seal, have been exchanging vows with themed ceremonies every year since their own 2005 nuptials.
Do it big or don't do it at all. We're always having a party... It was so quiet the first time and we want to have a party for everybody. We went to the Maldives and had another wedding on a private island,' the Daily Express quoted Cannon as saying.

Carey and Cannon stunned the world when they slipped away to the Hero hitmaker's Bahamian estate to tie the knot last April after just weeks of dating.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Johnny's Song for Neda

Original File published by Johnny Maudlin Supporting A girl called Neda died on the streets of Tehran this weekend.

Johnny's Song for Neda

Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick welcome twin baby girls

"Sex and the City" actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her actor husband Matthew Broderick had twin daughters via a surrogate mother, the couple's publicists said on Tuesday.

Local CBS television affiliate WTRF-TV reported that Parker and Broderick were on hand for the birth of the twins at East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry late Monday.
A spokeswoman for the hospital would neither confirm nor deny the report, which WTRF said came via sources close to the facility.
"Sex and the City" star Parker, 44, and Broderick, 47, already have a six-year-old son together, James Wilkie. The couple married in 1997.
Representatives for Broderick and "Sex and the City Star" Parker, were not immediately available for comment.
"The babies are doing beautifully and the entire family is over the moon," the couple said in a statement.

Farah Fawcett plan to marry,Ryan O’Neal says

Ryan O’Neal says he plans to marry Farrah Fawcett, who is struggling to overcome cancer.

Fawcett, who is struggling to overcome cancer.
The 68-year-old actor says in an interview with Barbara Walters for ABC's "20/20" that he asked his longtime companion to marry him and "she's agreed."
O'Neal tells Walters: "I used to ask her to marry me all the time. It just got to be a joke, you know. We just joked about it.
Fawcett was diagnosed in 2006 with anal cancer that has spread to her liver. The “Charlie’s Angels” star and O’Neal have a 24-year-old son, Redmond.

O'Neal says the 62-year-old actress is "fighting for her life," but despite her declining health, they will "absolutely" get married.
The two have been together since 1980, and almost tied the knot while Fawcett was undergoing cancer treatment in Germany, the New York Daily News reports.

Jon and Kate Gosselin announce separation

Celebrity parents Jon and Kate Gosselin say they plan to divorce.

The breakdown of the marriage of America's reality TV couple Jon and Kate Gosselin has forced TLC to postpone future episodes of "Jon & Kate Plus 8."
"Kate and I have decided to separate," Jon said during an individual interview in which Kate wasn't present.
"Yes, we have decided that we will separate," Kate said in her own separate interview.
Based on the comments made during their separate interviews, it appeared as though Jon was the one who pushed for the separation.
"I tried to contemplate and think about it what would be better for us and it's just not good for our kids to be arguing in front of our kids. We can't be cordial with one another and we've decided to separate," Jon said.

Kate said the couple's children would remain with her in the family home in Pennsylvania, but that she and Jon would share custody and he would go into the home to be with the children.
"The kids will remain living in their house -- I've always called this their house. I will remain here as well during my portion of having them. Jon will also come here when it is his days and we will flip-flop that way," Kate said. "It's going to change a lot because I'm going to have time that I have to be away from here."

Chris Brown admits Rihanna assault

US singer Chris Brown pleaded guilty Monday to assaulting Rihanna and the two were ordered to stay away from each other, in a deal that keeps the singer out of prison but requires him to clean up graffiti or roadside trash.

Lawyers for Brown, who had earlier pleaded not guilty to assault charges, announced the deal as the singer appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court for a preliminary hearing into the case.
Instead, Brown averted the potentially damaging meeting by entering a plea that will subject him to probation for the next five years as well as force him to perform six months of community service.
Brown's sentence is comparable to other felony sentences when the defendant has no previous record, she said.
Rihanna appeared in court with her lawyer Monday after Brown had left the packed courtroom.

"She was fully prepared to testify to what happened that evening and she would have told the truth," Etra said, brushing off questions concerning the state of Rihanna's current relations with Brown.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the sixth installment in the Warner Bros. film series, will be released July 15, and expectations are that it will be one of the year's blockbusters.

The previous five Potter movies have generated $7.2 billion in worldwide box office and DVD sales, reaping huge profits for the studio and Potter's creator, author J.K. Rowling.
"There's been a fairly substantial shrinkage in the overall DVD market since the last 'Harry Potter' film came out," said Tom Adams, a home video industry analyst. According to Adams, DVD sales were down 9 percent in 2008 and he's projecting that they will fall another 8 percent in 2009.

Though the "Potter" movies have historically been huge DVD sellers, each sequel has sold far fewer units than its predecessor. Sales of the last release were off 15 percent in the first eight weeks compared with sales of the first film during the same time span. Even a small decline in DVD sales is a challenge for expensive movies because it raises the stakes for profitability.
And the bar for Harry Potter is higher than ever. Warner Bros. spent $250 million to produce "Half-Blood Prince" and will invest another $155 million to market and distribute the movie, according to people familiar with the situation.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Harry Potter aim to rock box office and Transformers

The pair are this year's surefire blockbusters "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," opening Wednesday, and "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," coming in mid-July.

If history holds true, the combination of "Transformers" and "Harry Potter" should more than match the whopping $533.3 million haul of "The Dark Knight" and keep the movie business on track to beat last year's summer record revenue of $4.2 billion.
While ticket sales have been brisk this season, Hollywood fell into a bit of a slump this month, when receipts three weekends in a row fell short of business over the same periods last year.
But at this point a year ago, the debut of "The Dark Knight" was still a month away. The film was a phenomenon, giving Hollywood a stellar second wind at a point in summer when the box office often starts to trickle off.
"June gloom definitely hit the box office, but I think things are going to turn around," Dergarabedian said. "We've got that one-two punch of `Transformers' and `Harry Potter."'
Anticipation for Paramount's "Transformers" is so high that it could lift that sequel into the $400 million realm, while Warner Bros. is opening "Half-Blood Prince" the same weekend it debuted "The Dark Knight," hoping lightning strikes again. "Harry Potter" fever is growing, with "Half-Blood Prince" the lead-in to the two-part big-screen adaptation of the final book in J.K. Rowling's fantasy series.
While other studios did not want to tread too closely to the release date of "Transformers," Hollywood may have stuffed too many action flicks into May, when "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," "Star Trek" and "Terminator Salvation" all opened within a few weeks. Meantime, June swooned, loaded with comedies and light on action until "Transformers."

Madonna's star power focuses on orphans

Mercy James Ciccone, the little girl Madonna adopted from Malawi, is set to accompany the U.S. pop star when she goes back on tour this summer, sources said.

Eliza Manyoza, a banana vendor in Malawi's colonial-era capital Zomba, says she has never heard a Madonna song. She only knows the American pop icon as an "adopter" of orphaned children.
"I am told she is a nice woman who wants to help our children," Manyoza, 39, told AFP, with her nine-month-old baby strapped at her back and balancing a basket of bananas on her head.

Madonna has established her own charity Raising Malawi, which has built a state-of-the-art hostel at Home of Hope in Mchinji -- the orphanage where she first saw her adopted son David among the 500 children cared for there.
Plan Malawi, an international charity focussing on children, applauded Madonna's good intentions, but urged her to do more to lobby governments and businesses to strengthen community structures on the ground, Plan adds.
"The challenges facing our orphans and other vulnerable children can be handled with a strong social protection structure," said Mcdonald Mumba, Plan's children's rights advisor.

Hollywood actress Katie Holmes to appear on reality show

Actress Katie Holmes has put on her dancing shoes to shoot a cameo for the finale of the US talent show 'So You Think You Can Dance'.

The 'Dawson's Creek' star has been dogged with rumours about her involvement with the series after it emerged she was taking secret dance lessons and met with the programme's producer Nigel Lythgoe, and now sources have confirmed that she is set to appear on the show after filming a cameo segment June 15, reports
"It taped last week. It's going to be on the finale. It's a Broadway Hollywood number. It opens on a Broadway stage and then she walks into a Hollywood studio," a source said.

Katie Holmes also dazzled everyone on the set with her skills.
And it seems Holmes has dazzled everyone on set with her skills as the source added, "She was amazing. She was such a pro. Her legs are in great shape. She's got a hat and a cane and she's wearing a leotard and tights."
The season finale airs Aug 6.

American actress Lindsay Lohan and Ryan Seacrest planning a reality show

American actress Lindsay Lohan is getting her own reality show.

But if fans of the "Mean Girls" star think that they will get an intimate look into la vida Lohan, they'd better think again.
TMZ is reporting that Ryan Seacrest and Lindsay Lohan have met to discuss plans for a reality show. Seacrest would produce the series which would feature Lohan, possibly as a judge, and will dole out $1 million to people whose lives are on the wrong track and are looking for a new start.
Seacrest, who produces the elder Lohan's reality show, "Living Lohan," Tweeted about the concept, saying, "Met with Lindsay last night about a show idea I have for her ... it helps people and gives others a second shot! Still putting it all together."
Lohan also posted a message: Working on a really great project for television- I am excited! "Something meaningful like Extreme Home Makeover on ABC.. "
Earlier this year, Lohan had been quite vocal about how hard it's been for her to find work thanks to her constant presence in the tabloids. "There's not much I can do about the fact that I've become a kind of tabloid obsession," she said. "I can't change that. And yes, the Web sites, the gossip pages, and all of that stuff have hurt my career — they're like the Burn Books of Hollywood."

stalker pain:Leann Rimes

LeAnn Rimes is ''devastated'' by claims she is ''stalking'' the co-star she was accused of having an affair with.

he 26-year-old star - who is married to dancer Dean Sheremet - was "devastated" when Eddie's wife Brandi Glanville publicly claimed LeAnn was "obsessed" with her husband.
The 'Can't Fight the Moonlight' singer told America's Shape magazine: "I've been in the public eye since I was 14, so I have a tough skin.

"I feel like people are looking and pointing at me like I'm in a fishbowl. I've learned to let it roll off my back, but it's super hard, and it really hurts."
LeAnn was photographed sucking Eddie's fingers during an intimate dinner date earlier this year.

Miley Cyrus' New Song "Hoedown Throwdown"

Miley Cyrus' New Song "Hoedown Throwdown"

Hugh Jackman is apparently set to work with teen superstar Miley Cyrus.

Hugh Jackman has been spotted at work with Disney teen sensation Miley Cyrus.
The 40-year-old Australia actor sparked speculation he is set to announce a new movie project with the Hannah Montana star after they were seen having a working lunch at Mortons Steakhouse in Los Angeles.
"It was surprising to see Hugh Jackman having alunch with Miley Cyrus," A fellow diner said.
They had a few producer-type people with them. It looked like a business dinner.
"I can only guess what it could be - Im sure it wasn't just Hugh angling for a guest role on Hannah Montana."
Meanwhile, Joe Jonas has hinted his brother Nick has rekindled his relationship with the 16-year-old singer-and-actress.
When he told US talk show host Larry King he has a girlfriend, the presenter asked if she was as famous as Nicks, to which Joe replied: "I dont think anybodys as famous as Miley Cyrus."

Olivia Munn Joins ‘Iron Man 2’

Olivia Munn, host of G4’s “Attack of the Show,” has landed an unspecified role in “Iron Man 2,” Variety reports that. currently filming with director Jon Favreau at the helm. While her part in the movie remains unclear, some guesses have been made by fans and websites alike — many of which have been addressed by the actress herself.
Munn is a frequent Twitter user, and she has utilized the social networking site in conjunction with the latest “Iron Man 2″ news.
Yes, spoiler. I am playing the role of War Machine in Iron Man 2,” she wrote. “Terrance Howard, Don Cheadle and now Olivia Munn!”
Apparently, that’s not all she could say. After hours of badgering from her Twitter followers, Munn finally gave up the goods on who she’d be playing in the Marvel movie — War Machine herself!