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Oprah set to play Henrietta Lacks in the movie adaption of the nonfiction best-seller.

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Apparently, Oprah is teaming up with Alan Ball for a new HBO film adaptation of the nonfiction best-seller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Henrietta’s story is very intriguing, having died in 1951 of cervical cancer, but living on through science as pieces of the tumor that killed her were removed and used for medical exploration that helped to save millions.

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Trump on the Miss USA Pageant Controversy: The Miss USA Photos Are ‘A Little Wild,’ But ‘Incredible’

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

The Miss USA pageant is raising eyebrows once again with a series of new racy pictures of the 51 contestants vying for the crown.

Fashion photographer Fadil Berisha took the black and white photos in question – titled “Waking Up in Vegas,” where the pageant is taking place this year.  They feature the ladies in lingerie and looking seductively into the camera.

Pageant owner Donald Trump stopped by Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS FM radio show on Monday to defend the photos.

“Whether we like it out not, beautiful women will always attract ratings,” Trump said. “I think they’ve maybe gone a little over the top this year, I have some great people running it, but these pictures are a little wild. [But,] the girls are incredible.”

Ryan asked if the racy photos were any indication of what’s to come at this year’s pageant.

“They go as far as you can go on network television, which is pretty far,” Trump added.

On Tuesday, pageant president Paula Shugart told NBC’s “Today” show co-host Matt Lauer that the photos are good practice for many of the contestant’s future careers.

“We’ve always been the cutting-edge pageant. We are owned by Donald Trump,” Shugart said. ” “It pushed their envelope, but they all enjoyed doing this…their dream is to be in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show.”

Pageant spokeswoman Lark-Marie Anton also weighed in on the controversy, telling NBC News, “We are in the business of beauty and the contestants who compete for the title of Miss USA are not afraid to be sexy. These ladies are the full packages – smart, accomplished, relevant and sexy. That said, I think these photos definitely break the stereotype of what a ‘pageant girl’ looks like.”

The Miss USA pageant will air on May 16 on NBC at 7 PM.

What do you think, is it really such a big deal?

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Mama Mia whats gives! Mothers are now naming their babies after Vampires!

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

It would appear the world has gone mad when the most popular baby names in the U.S. right now are Isabella and Jacob.

As in Twilight’s Isabella Swan and Jacob Black?

And even stranger , CULLEN was the fastest-rising baby name of 2009. As in Edward Cullen!

Come on now, people what gives.  Imagine having to tell people you were named after a teen romance about a “sparkling” vampire.

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Hollywood’s Sexiest Single Men

Friday, May 7th, 2010

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Sophie Turner says Kim Kardashian’s booty isn’t real? Oh, snap!

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

By Elizabeth Snead


Australian model Sophie Turner says Kim Kardashian’s trunk junk is fake? Girl, you better run!

Spotted in a skin-tight red satin dress, presumably heading to an L.A. nightclub, Turner flaunted her famous, bouncy Down Under derriere for TMZ’s cameras.

When told that her back door put Kim’s well-endowed rump to shame, she bragged, “Mine’s real! It’s pure Aussie goodness.”

According to her Twitter, Sophie has been featured in Maxim, Sports and now TMZ. OMG, it’s like a dream come true!

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Dancing With The Stars Elimination April 27

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Finally, time came for the elimiations on dancing with the stars 2010 last night and nobody could guess who would be kicked off. With Kate Gosselin eliminated last week the show people believed that the show had lost a bit of magic, even though she had never been much of a popular contestant. Last night and it was Jake Pavelka, “The Bachelor”, and Niecy Nash who were in the danger zone but it was Pavelka who was eliminated. holding back the tears, he thanked his partner in his emotional farewell. Aas the series goes on, the prospective winner is becoming less and less obvious. Nicole Scherzinger obviously shone right from the beginning but Chad Ochocinco, who nobody had much noticed at first, seems to be getting better and better. Indeed it was Ochocinco’s tango from the previous night that the judges chose to watch again. Why not let us know your thoughts.

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Ron Burkle donated an amount of $50,000 to Celebrity Apprentice

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Ron Burkle donated a whopping $50,000 to Celebrity Apprentice. Ronald Wayne Burkle was born on November 12, 1952 is a successful American businessman and a major political fundraiser. He was listed as the wealthiest man on the Forbes 400 with an estimated wealth of $3.5 billion in the year 2008.

He own firm called the Yucaipa group of Companies. He donated $50, 000 to a reality show, Celebrity Apprentice 2010, Holly Robinson Peete on Sunday night during a challenge to raise the most money to create a fitness class for 24 Hour Fitness.

“Holly Robinson Peete worked the phones as Project Manager for her team, and with just seconds to spare, she had a HUGE $50,000 donation come through from Ron Burkle. This allowed Holly Robinson Peete and Team Tenacity to rise over $200,000.

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Measure Obama called ‘misguided’ has raised concern of civil rights backers

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a new state immigration bill that President Barack Obama called “misguided” hours earlier.

Brewer, saying that the state had been “more than patient waiting for Washington to act” on the issue of illegal immigration, said that the bill would protect Arizona citizens without violating individuals’ constitutional rights.

The sweeping legislation makes it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally. It also requires local police officers to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are illegal immigrants.

At a press conference to announce her decision to sign the bill, the Arizona governor countered the claim of opponents who have said that the law essentially legalizes racial profiling.

“I will not tolerate racial discrimination or racial profiling in Arizona,” Brewer said.

Obama warned earlier Friday that the law “threaten[s] to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe.”

He said he’s instructed the Justice Department to examine he Arizona bill to see if it’s legal, and said the federal government must enact immigration reform at the national level — or leave the door open to “irresponsibility by others.”

Party pressure
Brewer was under intense pressure from anti-illegal immigration groups and lawmakers in her own party to sign the bill.

The bill’s Republican sponsor, state Rep. Russell Pearce of Mesa, said Obama and other critics of the bill were “against law enforcement, our citizens and the rule of law.”

Pearce said the legislation would remove “political handcuffs” from police and help drive illegal immigrants from the state.

“Illegal is illegal,” said Pearce, a driving force on the issue in Arizona. “We’ll have less crime. We’ll have lower taxes. We’ll have safer neighborhoods. We’ll have shorter lines in the emergency rooms. We’ll have smaller classrooms.”

Hundreds of Hispanics protested the legislation at the State Capitol complex on Thursday.


Obama calls for federal action on immigration
April 23: In response to pending controversial immigration legislation in Arizona, the president says the “failure to act responsibly at the federal level will only open the door to irresponsibility.”

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U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, a Democrat who opposes the measure, said he’s closing his Arizona offices at noon Friday after his staff in Yuma and Tucson were flooded with calls this week, some from people threatening violent acts and shouting racial slurs.

Arizona has an estimated 460,000 illegal immigrants and is the state with the most illegal border crossings, with the harsh, remote desert serving as the gateway for thousands of Mexicans and Central Americans.

Other provisions of the bill allow lawsuits against government agencies that hinder enforcement of immigration laws, and make it illegal to hire illegal immigrants for day labor or knowingly transport them.

The bill takes effect 90 days after the current legislative session ends.

Brewer faces a contested Aug. 24 Republican primary election, and one of her opponents, State Treasurer Dean Martin, had called on her to sign the legislation.

Also, the March 27 shooting death of rancher Bob Krentz on his property in southeastern Arizona brought illegal immigration and border security into greater focus in the state. Authorities believe Krentz was killed by an illegal border crosser.

Since the shooting, Brewer and other officeholders and candidates have toured the state’s border with Mexico. On Thursday, she ordered a reallocation of state National Guard and law enforcement resources and called on the federal government to deploy National Guard troops.

Past measures
Arizona has previously passed a variety of get-tough measures dealing with illegal immigration.

Brewer’s predecessor, Janet Napolitano, a Democrat who is now President Barack Obama’s Homeland Security secretary, vetoed proposals similar to the bill just approved by the Legislature.

But she signed a 2007 law that imposes sanctions against employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. Other state laws make human smuggling a state crime and restrict illegal immigrants’ eligibility for public services.

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The Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund said the bill before Brewer is unconstitutional because regulation of immigration is a federal responsibility.

Others who urged Brewer to veto the bill included Catholic bishops, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a Democrat, and Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for governor. Mexico’s embassy also has voiced concerns about racial profiling.

A Phoenix Law Enforcement Association representative acknowledged that racial profiling can occur but said fears associated with the bill are unfounded.

“We’re not targeting any particular group,” said Levi Bolton, a retired police detective. “Cops are not here to do these things to you.”

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Kylie Minogue’s Penguin Pants

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

By Dishin’ the Dirt

Kylie Minogue stepped out in London today wearing a rather bizarre pair of trousers.

Are penguin pants taking over the world? God we hope not.

Photos by TOE

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Adam Lambert Sells Out

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

By Dishin’ the Dirt

Adam Lambert performed to a sold-out crowd yesterday in Coquitlam, Canada.

His eye make up is better than ours!

Photos by DZILLA

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