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Chris Brown Arrested for Assault

It seems music’s most stylish and sexy couple havecrash landed in dramaville.  On Saturday night at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammys party, Rihanna and Chris Brown got into a huge blowout which resulted in the missus being hospitalized.

Turbulant Times

Turbulent Times

Apparently the fight erupted as the couple were leaving and getting into their car.  Rihanna was left with visible injuries and Chris Brown left the scene and Rihanna to call 911.  Rihanna’s car was seen parked outside LA’s Cedars Sinai Medical Centre at around 3am Sunday morning.

A warrent was issued for Chris Brown’s arrest Sunday morning and at 6.30pm yesterday Chris Brown turned himself in.

If this story is true and Chris Brown really is a woman beater, his career will be severely damaged.  Not only has he hit a woman but he hit Rihanna the biggest woman in music right now.  Let’s wait for the fallout.


February 9, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Music, News, Showbiz | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Ooops Files

Being inspired by Joaquin Phoenix’s turn as a rapper last week and falling arse over tit off the stage I have decided, with the help of my buddy, to add a new monthly feature…

The Ooops Files is a place to see your favourite stars fall flat on their faces over and over again.  It’s sister feature Ponderings is also available for your entertainment.

Well I have to kick off with Joaquin Phoenix as he inspired this whole thing.

Akon, should make an appearance, but he does recover pretty fast.

Here’s a funny one from Miss Tyra, it’s the classic chair fall.  she’s a lot heavier than she used to be, the chair couldn’t handle it.

Finally I have Michelle Williams back in her Destiny’s Child days.  I love that Kelly and Beyonce just look and ignore her, that’s team work… Well on their part anyway.

That’s just the first batch, I’ll have a nice new bath for you soon.  Celebrity’s falling on their asses can never get old.

February 4, 2009 Posted by | General | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Diet Challenge

Check out my trials and tribulations on the Maple Syrup Diet in Diet Challenge a page dedicated to my goal to lose 20lbs

January 12, 2009 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alexandra and Beyonce Steal The Show

In the X Factor  final main show Alexandra, Eoghan, and JLS all had three songs each to perform, a Christmas song, duet and an encore of one of their favourite performances from the series.

Eoghan kicked off the show with a performance of Wizzard’s ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ which was okay, bland like all his other performances and slighty lower than I would have liked.  Eoghan also had a duet with Boyzone performing their hit ‘Picture of You’ and finished off with High School Musical’s finale song ‘We’re All in This Together’ a song that was performed in last years final by Same Difference…That worked out well for them didn’t it, lets hope it’s not jinxed.

JLS began their night with Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ there was a funny Merry Christmas bit that made me laugh but overall it was Astin holding it all together as usual.  JLS performed ‘Flying Without Wings’ as a duet with Westlife and finished off with the ballad they performed in the semi final which got rave reviews from the judges, I’m pretty sure that I’d never heard it before in my life.

Alexandra began her night with Christmas hymn ‘Silent Night’, I would have liked to see something more upbeat but it was a classy performance.  Alexandra’s second performance of Beyonce’s ‘Listen’ which she performed as a duet with Beyonce was by far the best performance of the series and completely outclassed all the other duets and performances.  Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh should have done a better job as mentors to ensure their acts had the best duet partners possible, maybe Boyz II Men for JLS and Mcfly with Eoghan.  Anyway it’s all done now, Alexandra’s final performance that also closed the show was ‘You Are So beautiful’ by Jock Cocker’.

Who will win, we decide.

December 13, 2008 Posted by | General, The X Factor, TV | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Who Wins We Decide

Rihanna’s out and Beyonce’s back in, allegedly, add Westlife and Boyzone to the fold teamed with the X Factor finalists then we have ourselves our Saturday night showdown.

Tonight will see either Alexandra Burke, Eoghan Quigg or JLS realise their dream of pop stardom, the other two losers will have all their hopes dashed for at least an hour.  The winner of this years X Factor will win a £1million recording contract and sign to SonyBMG under the SyCo label.  We’ve had all the sob stories, the tears and the sick relatives and now it all comes down to us, the voting public.

Alexandra has now become the odds on favourite to take the prize but let’s not rule out squidgy Eoghan or girl crushing JLS as they all have their supporters and the finale show normally draws in the most votes of the season so anything could happen.

As the rumours stand at the moment Beyonce will duet with Alexandra, Westlife with JLS and Boyzone with Eoghan although lets face it Boyzone and Westlife are both eaqually as dull.

The real X Factor winner

The real X Factor winner

The only thing that doesn’t have to be speculated about in tonight’s show is that Simon Cowell will be laughing all the way to the bank adding to his growing bank balance as he, as always, is the real winner.

December 13, 2008 Posted by | The X Factor, TV | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Now Rihanna Has X Factor

Another day another rumour, today the rumour is that Rihanna will be appearing on the X Factor Final and performing a duet with JLS.

X Factor Duet

X Factor Duet

This is odd because if the rumours are true they would be pairing Boyzone with Alexandra and Duffy with Eoghan, surely Rihanna and Alexandra would be a better pairing?  It’s clear that ‘No Matter What’ happens Boyzone unfortunately will be on the show.

Also, Rihanna is the biggest thing in music right now so it’s funny that they have gone for her over Beyonce, not too good for Sasha Fierce’s ego I imagine.

I wonder who will be in the rumour mill tomorrow?

December 11, 2008 Posted by | Entertainment, Music, The X Factor, TV | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beyonce Set for X Factor Final

Diva Beyonce Knowles is rumoured to be one of the special guests on this Saturday’s X Factor Final.  Finalist Alexandra Burke idolises Beyonce and if the rumours are true, is set to perform a duet of Irreplaceable with the diva.  If they really want to go for an amazing X Factor performance a collaboration of Single Ladies or one of Beyonce’s more up tempo songs teamed with a killer routing would bring the house down.

rumoured to be an X Factor Finals guest performer

rumoured to be an X Factor Finals guest performer

Other rumoured guests include Duffy, Seal and sad sad manband Boyzone.  Why they chose Boyzone over Take That making another appearance is beyond me, I imagine it’s just Louis Walsh using his genius trying to drum up more publicity for the old guys.

please quit music

please quit music

The X Factor Final is this Saturday on ITV1.  Click here for new rumoured guests and duets.

December 10, 2008 Posted by | Entertainment, The X Factor, TV | , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Hervé Léger Obsession

Beyonce, Christina Milian, Kim Kardashian, Kimora Lee Siommons, Mel B

Beyonce, Christina Milian, Kim Kardashian, Kimora Lee Simmons, Mel B

Over the last couple of years there’s been a new celebrity trend of celebrity’s wearing skin tight dresses that make their bodies look amazing – the bandage dress.  Unlike other trends these dresses are all made by one designer and as soon as you see the dress you know exactly what it is, a Hervé Léger by Max Azria.

Victoria Beckham and Rihanna

Victoria Beckham and Rihanna

Pretty much every hot woman in Hollywood owns at least one Hervé Léger dress as these are the party dresses you wear to make heads turn.  Celebrities love these dresses so much they wear them more than once and even wear the dress knowing other celebs have been pictured in the same one…  That’s how popular these bad boys are.

Rachel Bilson

Rachel Bilson

Max Azria a Tunisian designer acquired the Hervé Léger label in the 90s and has since along with the help of his wife made Hervé Léger a staple dress for young Hollywood.

Cherl Cole and Posh.  Cheryl the only person who makes a Hervé Léger dress look big.

Cheryl Cole and Posh. Cheryl the only person who makes a Hervé Léger dress look big.

These dresses have been seen on everyone from Catherine Zeta Jones and Kate Winslet to Hayden Panettiere, Audrina Partride to Mariah Carey, they make everyone look hot, sexy and curvy… I want one!

December 7, 2008 Posted by | Fashion, Showbiz | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s It All About?

So the American Music Awards took place the other night and it seemed it was all about the ladies, with stonking performances from a slightly off key Christina Aguilera, a draw dropping Rihanna, Beyonce and Brit Leona Lewis.

The Glove

The Glove

Performances where great, everyone looked good so can’t really complain… BUT.  Since B has been back in our faces after her marriage to Jay Z she has been wearing this weird metal robot hand on her left hand.  Can somebody please tell me what it’s about???  At the World Music Awards B had a weird lollipop style ring on her wedding finger…  Is she hiding the fact that Jay Z didn’t buy her a wedding ring????

November 25, 2008 Posted by | Entertainment | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beyonce & Jay Z Top Rich List

The Forbes Richest couples list is out with Beyonce Knowles ,27 and Jay Z, 38, topping the list making an estimated $162,000,000 in the past year. 

Couple make $162million in a year

Couple make $162million in a year

Beyonce and Jay Z’s figure almost doubles that of 2nd place couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith who brought in $85,000,000 this was mostly bought in from Will’s films Hancock and I Am Legend.  Brits David and Victoria Beckham come in third making $58,000,000.

Representing the Brits the Beckhams in at no. 3

Representing the Brits the Beckhams in at no. 3

The rest of the Top Ten looks like this.

4. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill – $35 million
5. Brad Pill and Angelina Jolie – $34 million
6. Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann – $30 million
7. Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani – $28 million
8. Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman – $25 million
9. Tony Parker and Eva Longoria-Parker – $22.5 million
10. Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart – $22 million

November 22, 2008 Posted by | Entertainment, Showbiz | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment