Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Explosion In Front Of Conde Nast Building

Gawker is reporting that an explosion happened in front of the Conde Nast building in New York. No injuries have been reported and witnesses say several manhole covers may have blown due to an "overheated grid."

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Revamped: Britney and her website undergo overhaul

Britney Spears is still in rehab (thanks to the efforts of her mom, and K-Fed) and now her website is getting a make-over. The homepage of Spear's official website has an old picture of Britney, spread across a yellow background in a pair of tiny shorts and an eve tinier top. She definitely doesn't look like this anymore.

When was this taken? Three years ago? Her body doesn't even look human! Photoshop Galore!


Over the past several months, Spears homepage has been the vehicle for various interesting postings, presumably from the pop princess, with exotic tigers appearing last summer and an apology for her crotch-baring antics in early December.


Brintney's Home Page

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Paris Hilton Hates the Kinkajous

Kinkajous other wise known as Honey Bears are the cutest things. They are nocturnal rainforest mammals and weigh anywhere about four to seven pounds. And Paris Hilton has one as a pet, or had one as a pet. Until the little bugger bit her and now Baby Luv, the one time pet is now a goner.

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Friday, February 23, 2007

Jessica Simpson Donates Car to Orphanage

Singer Jessica Simpson has donated a minivan she won at MTV's music awards to Casa Hogar-- a Mexican orphanage. She will also auction off a red dress on Ebay that she wore during her Pizza Hut commercial with proceeds going to the same charity. On that note, a Pizza Hut rep confirmed to Elle magazine that Jessica is actually allergic to pizza, well she's allergic to the cheese, tomatoes, peppers and wheat that's on the pizza, so she doesn't actually eat their products.

The 26-year-old won a Chrysler Crossfire sports car at the show and asked the car company if she could exchange it for a minivan for the Casa Hogar Elim orphanage in Nuevo Laredo.


Jessica Simpson is proving that she is not just a pretty face.

Jessica Simpson!!!

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

An Emotional Truth

Al Gore rocked the crowd at the University of Toronto last night. He brought his slide-show of An Inconvenient Truth to a sold out crowd that awaited the former Vice President with banner that read "Welcome Al." Canadians are such folks, eh?

Step forward Al Gore. Mr Gore has enough of a national profile to command instant credibility. He has rich friends to finance him.


We asked if former U.S. vice-president Al Gore should run for president. Here's what you had to say.


Al Gore brought his now famous slideshow to a sold-out crowd at the University of Toronto last night.


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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Date Up! Dump him and then find a quality man

Date Up: Dump the Schlump and Find a Quality Man is J. Courtney Sullivan's guide to all single women who like to dig the gold. Not necessarily gold diggers, just women that like the nicer things in life. Sullivan suggests that women practice breeziness. Easy breezy.

Breeziness implies a certain amount of game-playing: not returning phone calls immediately, not accepting dates willy-nilly, and not putting out right away.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Britney Back in Rehab: third time the lucky charm?

*Editor's Note* Feb 22, 2007

Britney Spears is back in rehab, after her ex Kevin Federline threatened to take action and the kids if she didn't try to get help. TMZ reports that she showed up at Federline's house to see the kids, but he wouldn't let her in. There are photos and video of her from smashing K-Fed's car with an umbrella, and then going after the papparazzi. It's so sad. They're obviously taunting her. I wish they just leave her alone.

Britney is out of rehab again, less than 24 hours after she checked into a Malibu facility. Sources also report that she shaved her head because she was afraid that her ex-husband wanted to find out what she's been up to. As well, some other tabloids are reporting that she had lice.

After a weekend of shaving her head bald and getting more tattoos, Britney Spears is back in rehab. says she checked herself in to an undisclosed facility today.

TMZ has learned Britney Spears is back in rehab. Sources say the singer has checked into an in-patient facility in Los Angeles.

Britney Not Loving New 'Do

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Is "scrotum" a word 10 year olds should not read?

At first glance, The Higher Power of Lucky, a children's book written by Susan Patron seems to be a typical children's book. It's even this year's winner of the Newbery Medal, which is one of the most prestigious awards for an author's contribution to American Children's Literature. Yet it's causing quiet a stir within the academic community. Why? Because on the first page of the book, the word "scrotum" appears. The book's heroine, a 10-year-old orphan named Lucky hears the word through another character that says he saw a "rattlesnake bite his dog, Roy on the scrotum." The book has been banned in some libraries across the U.S. while the debate continues online, questioning the role of librarians when selecting or censoring literature for children.

With One Word, Children’s Book Sets Off Uproar


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Monday, February 19, 2007

Tom Brady's the babydaddy..

Tom Brady, QB for the New England Patriots and Bridget Moynahan, (actress) are expecting their first baby. The problem is they're not together anymore and he's been frolicking in Paris with Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen. Brady is 29, and Moynahan is 36.

She and Brady dated for two years before breaking up in December.


Tags: Tom Brady expecting a baby | Bridget Moynahan pregnant | People | Gisele Bundchen

Friday, February 16, 2007

J-Lo Booed at Berlinale

Jennifer Lopez's indie movie " Bordertown" was NOT received well at the Berlin International Film Festival. In fact, the audience booed the film and showed no love to J-Lo, who appeared to be visibly upset. Some German reporters expressed concern that the film is coming out at the same time as her new album. In Bordertown, (director Gregory Nava) Lopez plays a reporter investigating a series of murders in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez.

However the film is also "pretty distasteful" at the same time: the critic accuses J-Lo of exploiting the real suffering of the Mexican women in order to become a star in the Central American market.

Source: BER 07

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Anna Nicole Smith's Will Released

Anna Nicole Smith's will was released today to the public. In the 2001 document, Vickie Lynn Marshall states that her estate go to her only child, Daniel Wayne Smith and that Howard K Stern is to execute her will. It didn't say where the former reality star wanted to be buried. Stern wants to her to buried beside her son in the Bahamas, but her mother is requesting that she be buried in Texas. Currently her body is being held in Florida until further decisions are made to DNA testing.

The Economist, yes THE Economist featured Anna Nicole in their obit. section today. It's impressive.

"Within three days last September she had a daughter, Dannielynn, by
no certain father, and lost her son Daniel, at 20, to an accidental
overdose of methadone and anti-depressants. Five months later she was
dead herself, of causes still unknown, after collapsing in her hotel
room at an Indian casino in Hollywood, Florida. She was far from the
real Hollywood; yet not so far, in her young, lonely death, from the
great name she had most longed to be."

Smith was the widow of Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, whom she married in 1994 when he was 89 and she was 26. She had been fighting his family over his fortune since his death in 1995.


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Game's on baby!

Popular fashion magazines like Seventeen and Cosmopolitan are going online with some of their game features. Arkadium Inc.a a game developer has partnered with Hearst Corp. to develop online games that cater to a more adult audience. I like Seventeen's "Editor Assistant," game where players will get to pitch story ideas to the Editor-in-Chief and they will have to complete certain tasks to win. My favourite game concept though is probably Cosmopolitan's "Boy Toy" game, which will allow players to control a virtual boy, so he can keep his girlfriend satisfied.

Seventeen's site, for instance, will have a game called "Editor's Assistant," where users play the role of an assistant to Seventeen's editor in chief and have to complete certain tasks to win. In coming months, the developer will move to Hearst's adult-skewing titles. Cosmopolitan's "Boy Toy" allows players to control a virtual "boy toy" and try to keep his girlfriend satisfied. The game ends when the girlfriend breaks up with her boyfriend or stays in the relationship for one year.


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Thursday, February 15, 2007

John Mayer's Valentine's Concert

John Mayer played a concert in Madison last night, while Jessica Simpson in Los Angeles by herself buying roses. I wonder if she was buying them for him?

Tags: John Mayer concert | celebrity | People | madison | John Mayer | Jessica Simpson

Nelly Furtado wins big at Brit Awards

Nelly Furtado, Arctic Monkeys and Justin Timberlake were big winners at last night's Brit Awards. Check out the full list of winners below.

Here is the full list of winners:

British Male Solo Artist: James Morrison
British Female Solo Artist: Amy Winehouse
British Album: Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
British Group: Arctic Monkeys
British Breakthrough Act (chosen by BBC Radio 1 listeners): The Fratellis
International Breakthrough Act: Orson
British Live Act: Muse
British Single: Take That – "Patience" (Decided by live public vote)
International Male Solo Artist: Justin Timberlake
International Female Solo Artist: Nelly Furtado
International Group: The Killers
International Album: The Killers - Sam's Town
Outstanding Contribution to Music: Oasis

Leona Lewis at Brit Awards Launch Party

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