Saturday, July 11, 2009

Harry Potter : Sixth Harry Potter film will be a test of the wizard's staying power

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" opens, but the movie landscape has undergone seismic shifts since the film franchise started in 2001 and skipped through the decade earning nearly $4.5 billion worldwide.

The entertainment world has morphed just since August, when Warner Bros. announced it was bumping the sixth Potter movie from November 2008 to July 2009 and incited angry online petitioners.
Now, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" has Voldemort tightening his grip on the Muggle and wizarding worlds, as danger and hormones rage.
After all, "The Lord of the Rings" films each were nominated for Best Picture and the third won, and he ranks "Potter" in their league.

After box-office expert Paul Dergarabedian saw the latest "Potter" at an industry preview, he blogged he was "blown away like a Quidditch player on a supercharged broomstick. Not only that, halfway through I'm thinking the unthinkable -- 10 Academy Award nominations are available this year, hmm, I wonder ... ."
"I just thought the movie was terrific, I really enjoyed it. It made sense to me, I got involved, I liked the fact that they're older and definitely more assured in their acting and even the characters are more interesting," says Dergarabedian of

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" will be the first Rowling adaptation since "Twilight," but it also has girl power driving it. The series also has withstood date and seasonal switches and the audience has literally grown up with 16-year-old Harry, Ron and Hermione, leading to predictions for another big opening week.
If not record-breaking, certainly magical.

Miley Cyrus : THE CLIMB Miley Cyrus cover

THE CLIMB Miley Cyrus cover

Here We Go Again - Demi Lovato

New song from Demi Lovato's new album Here We Go Again.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Actress Raven-Symone not pregnant

The Internet has been abuzz with whispers of a possible pregnancy – and, by some accounts, birth – for That’s So Raven star Raven-Symoné, but the rumors have been put to rest.
"Raven-Symone is not pregnant nor did she give birth," her representative told People magazine.

The internet went wild on Wednesday when a blog claimed to have been contacted by someone close to Raven’s camp to inform them of the birth of a baby girl. The blog even went as far as to say the father of the baby was fellow child star Jurnee Smollett’s older brother, Jussie, who Raven did date briefly.
That much should be evident when the 23-year-old actress and singer-songwriter takes the stage Thursday night at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J.

The 23-year-old actress is best known for her work on TV's "That's So Raven," "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" and "The Cosby Show."
Though Raven has been lying pretty low since ending her run on the Disney Channel hit show That’s So Raven and releasing her self-titled album last year, she has made public appearances recently — and she didn’t appear with child at any of the events. She attended Kanye West’s Stay In School benefit concert in Chicago on June 11, and the “Creme of the Crop” post-BET Awards party in Los Angeles on June 28.
Her latest album, the self-titled Raven-Symoné, is in stores now.
She will perform tonight in New Jersey at Six Flags.

Actress Scarlett Johansson & Ryan Reynolds plan on adopting

American actress Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds are planning to adopt, but not because it's the latest celebrity fad.

Ryan said: "My oldest brother is adopted and I have every intention of adopting at some time; I'm very grateful for having my brother in my life - I couldn't be more pro-adoption."
He added: "There are plenty of kids in the world that need it."
He said his childhood with three brothers helped him in action roles.
Reynolds and Johansson married last September.

American actor Johnny Depp, Tim Burton talk in secret language

American actor Johnny Depp, who has worked with Burton on a host of films including 'Edwards Scissorhands' and 'Sweeney Todd', reckons they can talk without anyone else on set understanding their conversation.

"Most people when they hear Tim give me direction or we're talking about the character or something on the set, people are baffled. the Sun quoted Depp as saying.
"Completely befuddled and they don't know what we're talking about," he added.
Johnny Depp said: "A guy actually came to me one time after watching Tim and me talk for ten minutes and said, 'I didn't understand a word that you guys were saying.'

Emma Watson interview with David Letterman

Emma Watson promotes Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Actress Cameron Diaz is set to star in 'The Green Hornet'

According to, the Charlie’s Angels star Cameron Diaz has been offered to play the lead, opposite Canadian actor Seth Rogen.
Few other casting announcements have been made, and although Stephen Chow was originally lined dup to play sidekick Kato, his involvement is now in doubt after his deal to direct fell through.
The film to be directed by Michel Gondry is set to go before cameras later this summer.
Seth has previously revealed he is so dedicated to the project he has shed over 30lbs in preparation for the role - and admits his diet and exercise regime has left him emotional.
The actor is adamant he wouldn't have lost the weight if the film didn't require it and admits he feels like a "sell-out" for altering his body shape.
'The Green Hornet' is set for release in July 2010.

Rupert Grint Appeared on Live : with Regis and Kelly

Rupert Grint appeared on Live! with Regis and Kelly on July 9.

Cameron Diaz honored with star On Hollywood

Cameron Diaz being honored with a star on the hollywood walk of fame.

Harry Potter Star Emma Watson sets up love nest

The 'Harry Potter' actress Emma Watson has bought a new property in London which she is now sharing with financier Jay Barrymore.

"Her relationship with Jay is going from strength to strength. They are spending increasing amounts of time with one another. It makes perfect sense for Jay to leave some of his stuff at hers and see how it goes. So far, so good - and Emma's confident they'll stay together even when she's abroad."
A source said to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "Despite the fame, she's really got her head screwed on. After consulting with several property experts, as well as her family and friends, she's decided to invest in her own place.
The 19-year-old star - who is worth an estimated £10.5 million - is now living close to her father Chris' house and believes buying the property is a sound investment.

Katherine Jackson : Katherine denied control of Michael’s estate

Katherine Jackson argued lawyer John Branca – who was named as a co-ex ecutor of Michael’s estate alongside lawyer John McClain in a 2002 will – should not be allowed to assume control as he had a conflict of interest.

“There are a lot of open questions surrounding Michael Jackson's death. Mr. Branca was removed in 2006 as a trustee and Katherine was added, so we have concerns about turning over the keys to the kingdom.”
Lawyers for Michael’s mother, who was not present in the Los Angeles court, said: “Mrs. Jackson is more concerned than ever that the co-ex ecutors are proper to serve.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff ruled Branca and McClain will have control until at least August 3.
During the hearing, which took place yesterday, it was stated that Michael’s estate added up to $500 million.

Branca and McClain were issued a £1 million bond to be used to pay employees and legal fees until August 3.
The pair also asked to be allowed to speak to AEG, the concert promoters behind the 50-show comeback Michael was set to perform at London’s 02 arena.
They said: “The estate is liable for tens of millions of dollars to AEG. We need to reduce the liability and negotiate. We need the power to deal with merchandising, pay-per-view TV, etc.”
Judge Beckloff replied: “I have no issue with you all negotiating that on behalf of the estate, subject to court approval. Katherine can have input on that."
Last week, Katherine filed a petition to become guardian of the estate of Michael – who died of a suspected cardiac arrest last month – in which she claimed he passed away "intestate", without making a will.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Michael Jackson Memorial : Jennifer Hudson - WILL YOU BE THERE / HOLD ME

Michael Jackson Memorial: Live singing performance of "Will You Be There / Hold Me" by Jennifer Hudson at the Staples Center in Los Angels.

Angelina Jolie is set to star in an advert with David Beckham.

David Beckham and Angelina Jolie are being lined up to appear in a Giorgio Armani advertisement together.

The Oscar-winning beauty has signed a deal with Emporio Armani and the Italian fashion house is keen for her to team up with the handsome soccer star - who has appeared in a number of their campaigns, including some with wife Victoria.
The couple have a multi-million pound advertising deal with the Italian fashion house, but it now looks like Jolie could take the place of Mrs Beckham beside her husband in a new campaign.
A source said: “When you have David Beckham and Angelina Jolie signed up to your fashion house it’s a no-brainer to link them up.

However, bosses are keen to make sure the adverts are not to risque as they don’t want to ruin the committed family image both Angelina and David have.
The source added: “The two are exceptionally beautiful on camera but both are in committed relationships so the advert would have to be sexy without offending their partners.”
Angelina raises six children with partner Brad Pitt, while David has just celebrated his tenth wedding anniversary with Victoria, who he has three sons with.

"man in the mirror"- michael jackson

"man in the mirror"- michael jackson

Hollywood actress Katie Holmes launches dance scholarship

The Hollywood actress is set to appear on Lythgoe's U.S. show 'So You Think You Can Dance' later this month.

The actress, along with “Hairspray” director Adam Shankman, reality television producer Nigel Lythgoe and “Dancing with the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba, has created the Dizzy Feet Foundation.
As part of the scholarship, underprivileged youngsters will get the opportunity to take part in dance programs, and win grants to enrol in accredited dance studios, according to Daily Variety.

"I think its important for children to experience music and dance. Every child should have the opportunity to discover what it is they like and have access to the very best in that pursuit," said the actress.
Katie Holmes, who will put on some dancing shoes for a Judy Garland tribute on “So You Think You Can Dance” on July 23, brings daughter Suri Cruise to dance classes.

Paris Jackson Cries At Michael Jackson's Memorial

Paris Jackson speaks at Michael Jackson's funeral. A tribute to Michael Jackson.

Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Jackson emerges as surprise voice of memorial

Michael Jackson's daughter, Paris Jackson, bid a tearful farewell to her daddy at the Staples Center memorial service.
With her brief speech, 11-year-old Paris Jackson also shocked the event's organizers, who said her appearance was not a planned part of the star-studded tribute to the King of Pop at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Tuesday.

"I just wanted to say, ever since I was born Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine. And I just wanted to say I love him so much."
For many watching, Paris' appearance marked a rare glimpse of a child who has spent most of her life shielded from the public.
In its execution, the speech appeared to be a surprise to those onstage and off.
"It was a surprise they were there. All of us who know them were delighted they were strong enough to come and feel this love and great outpouring for their dad," Kenny Ortega told CNN's Campbell Brown. "We would've never expected that they had the strength. It was beautiful."

Jonas Brothers - Ping Pong match.

Jonas Brothers Ping Pong match.

Harry Potter star Emma Watson denies she will quit acting for college career

Harry Potter star Emma Watson has brushed off reports she plans to give up acting to attend university, insisting she's capable of balancing a Hollywood career with college classes.

Watson, 19, who plays studious wizard Hermione Granger in the hit Harry Potter franchise, is preparing to move from London to begin her first term at an American university later this year.
"There's been a lot of confusion in the media that university is mutually exclusive, that I can't act as well as study at the same time, and I seem to have managed it okay up to this point, so that's what I hope to continue to do," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
"I love learning and I don't ever want to stop. It was always my dream before doing the films and I don't see why it should change."
And the British actress Watson,is hoping she'll be able to enjoy the last of her teens away from the glare of the media spotlight: "I think I'm just looking forward to being a teenager for a bit, meeting people my own age and just kind of being normal for a bit."

Actress Lindsay Lohan Sued Over Tanning Spray

Lindsay Lohan has been targeted in a new lawsuit accusing the actress of stealing the formula for her new tanning spray.

The 23-year-old star launched her tanning lotion Sevin Nyne in April, touting it as the secret to her glowing complexion.
According to federal court documents filed in Tampa, Florida, Sunday is suing the pair pair for breach of contract, theft of trade secrets, civil conspiracy, intentional interference with contractual relations and deceptive and unfair trade practices.

Sunday says she had a deal with Simon's company for a tan line but balked at Simon and Lohan's request to buy the formula. Sunday says she was shocked—shocked!—to discover that her "sunless secret" ingredients were purloined for the $35 Lohan-branded Sevin Nyne, which just hit store shelves.
"It was initially envisioned would manufacture the product and ship out the spray to Ms. Simon's company," plaintiff attorney Marcia Cohen tells E! News. "Now we see Ms. Lohan taking credit for having created Ms. Sunday's formula and product."

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bowie Medley - Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert sings a medley of David Bowie songs -- Life on Mars, Fame, Let's Dance -- on opening night of the American Idol Tour on July 5, 2009 in Portland.

Harry Potter: Rupert Grint Survives The swine flu

Rupert Grint is recovering after contracting swine flu on the set of the latest Harry Potter movie.

The actor was recently forced to take time off from filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which is currently shooting in Britain, after contracting the virus.
Grint, 20, has now recovered and is ready to get back to work promoting the sixth movie in the franchise, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Appearing at a press conference for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Grint said: "It was quite scary when they first told me I had swine flu, after what's been in the press and stuff. I thought, 'Am I going to die?'

He explains, "I did have swine flu, but it was just like any other flu I've had before. It was just a sore throat and I was in bed for a while, but it was quite scary when I was first told I had swine flu because of what's been in the press."
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is released nationwide on July 15 and the cast are currently working on an adaptation of JK Rowling's final book about the schoolboy wizard, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It is being split into two films scheduled for release in 2010 and 2011.

This Is It-Michael Jackson Rehearsal Footage

Here's the video of the rehearsal two days before his death. Thanks to CNN and AEG Live for the footage.

Jennifer Hudson Sports Baby Bump At Jackson Memorial

Jennifer Hudson showed off her growing baby bump as she performed onstage during Michael Jackson’s memorial service today

Wearing a white dress, the Oscar winner sported a large baby bump as she sang Jackson's Will You Be There, backed by a choir.
The Grammy-winning singer and Oscar-winning actress, who is about eight months along in her first pregnancy, is engaged to former reality TV star David Otunga.
Hudson has yet to confirm the baby news, but reportedly staged a baby shower at a relative's Chicago, Illinois home in May (09).
The singer/actress joined Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, and Lionel Richie among the performers at the moving memorial.

Britney Spears:Britney Mannequin Live from Paris

Britney Spears performs her new song Mannequin during the second Paris show!

Billie Jean - Madonna & Michael jackon

Madonna & Michael. Queen & King FOREVER.

American Actress Jenna Fischer Getting Married Again

Jenna Fischer, the actress best known for playing Pam on "The Office," is now engaged to her writer beau, Lee Kirk. Lee, 37, popped the question to Jenna, 35, while they were vacationing in Europe at the end of June.

Lee Kirk was Fischer's date to the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January, where she and her Office mates were nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a TV Comedy, having won the honor the past two years.
This will be the first marriage for Kirk and the second for Fischer. The actress split from filmmaker James Gunn in 2007, after nearly seven years of marriage.

Michael Jackson memorial:Huge crowd seen for star-packed Michael Jackson memorial

Tens of thousands of Michael Jackson fans will crowd into downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday for a star-packed memorial to the King of Pop whose sudden death nearly two weeks ago shocked the world.

Some of the biggest names in pop music, from singers Mariah Carey and Stevie Wonder to Motown records founder Berry Gordy, will take part in Michael Jackson's memorial.
Pop music singers Usher and Jennifer Hudson will mix with R&B veterans Smokey Robinson, Lionel Richie and Stevie Wonder while sports stars like Kobe Bryant and other celebrities such as Brooke Shields also are expected to turn out.

Some 18,000 fans and friends will crowd into the Staples Center sports arena and a nearby, overflow theater for the two-hour ceremony memorializing pop star Jackson, who died June 25 after suffering cardiac arrest in his Los Angeles mansion.
About 1.6 million people registered to be among the 8,750 to receive two free tickets to the event. Successful fans lined up on Monday to collect their tickets, although some tried to auction their vouchers on websites like eBay and Craigslist.
The memorial will be televised live on major U.S. networks, as well as streamed on the Internet.

Quincy Jones on Michael Jackson

The 2009 SXSW Music Keynote speech from Quincy Jones contained many unforgettable moments. Among them was a series of stories about his work and friendship with Michael Jackson.

Madonna - Michael Jackson Tribute

Madonna's tribute to Michael Jackson, live from the O2 London Arena.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Jennifer Hudson,Mariah Carey Confirmed for Michael Jackson Memorial

Jennifer Hudson,Kobe Bryant, Mariah Carey Usher and Lionel Richie are among the celebrities who will participate in Michael Jackson's memorial service Tuesday morning at L.A.'s Staples Center, has confirmed.

The list does not specify which of the attendees will perform, but Carey is reportedly slated to reprise her famous cover of the Jackson song "I'll Be There" at the public ceremony and CNN has reported that Oscar-winning actress/singer Hudson will also sing at the event. Wonder was a contemporary of Jackson's on the Motown label in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Usher has often stated how influential Jackson was on his career, and Mayer performed the iconic guitar solo in "Beat It" on Fall Out Boy's 2008 cover of the song.
Others participating in the service reportedly will include John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Usher, Stevie Wonder, Kobe Bryant, Brooke Shields, Magic Johnson, Berry Gordy, Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III.
Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe, who backed out of going because "her attendance would be an unnecessary distraction to an event
that should focus exclusively on Michael's legacy," said attorney Marta Almli.
Other plans for the event include a performance from Indiana's first black Miss Indiana, Kellee Patterson, who kept in touch with Jackson after both left the city, and a 500-member choir singing "We Are the World."

Kara DioGuardi:'American Idol' judge Kara DioGuardi gets married

The "American Idol" judge married her beau, contractor Mike McCuddy.

It's been a big year for DioGuardi: The 38-year-old songwriter joined the judges' panel on "American Idol," adding new blood to the Fox singing contest's regular three-judge format.

“They were married at the Prospect Harbor United Methodist Church,” confirms a rep for DioGuardi, who added that the bride wore a Vera Wang dress.
After a year and a half of dating, McCuddy proposed on Dec. 8, 2008 — DioGuardi’s 38th birthday. The engagement took place while they were on vacation in Mexico.
In the spring, DioGuardi told PEOPLE she wanted a Maine wedding. “It’s so natural, so beautiful, so calm, so accepting,” she said. “If all this went bad, I’d be on the next plane to Maine. You wouldn’t see me for a few years!”

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Michael Jackson interview with Oprah

Michael Jackson interview with Oprah

Michael Jackson - This Is It - Rehearsal

Michael Jackson - This Is It - Rehearsal - Staples Center - June 23, 2009.

Michael Jackson Investigation

As investigators continue to dig into the mystery of Michael Jackson's death, new details are emerging constantly. A Jackson family source confirmed to E! News that there were needle marks on the singer's body, consistent with tales of drug injections, and at least four of Jackson's former doctors are facing intense scrutiny.

The source also claims that police are probing at least two unidentified anesthesiologist who might have information about if and how the King of Pop was able to get his hands on the potent anesthetic Diprivan that was reportedly found at the mansion when he died.
LAPD detectives, who are being assisted by the DEA, have a special interest in questioning Beverly Hills dermatologist Arnold Klein and are still focusing on Dr. Conrad Murray, according to the source. Murray was with Jackson in his Holmby Hills Mansion at the time of his death, and has already been questioned by police.

The source also confirmed that needle marks were found on Jackson's body during the coroner's autopsy. While the source would not confirm where on the body the marks were, they were consistent with puncture wounds from injectable medications.
Jackson's family is still cooperating with police, according to the source.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince HBO First Look