January 31, 2010

Pink Soars During Grammy Performance

Source: MTV


Pop star drops a silky white robe to reveal a sheer bodysuit before getting acrobatic.
By Eric Ditzian
 
Pink performs at the 2010 Grammy Awards
Photo: Michael Caulfield/ WireImage
At the MTV Video Music Awards last fall, Pink stuck a sparkly heart to her bosom and soared through the air like an acrobat as she busted out a rendition of "Sober." At the Grammys on Sunday night (January 31), the pop star stayed closer to the ground — at least in the beginning — but delivered no less of a memorable performance.
Sauntering slowly onstage through a haze of electric-blue screens, Pink wore a silky white robe that covered her head to toe, save for a plunging neckline that revealed a lot of skin. Singing "Glitter in the Air" from her Funhouse album, she made her way down the stage stairs and into the aisle.
Once there, Pink dropped the robe to reveal a sort-of sheer bodysuit that was essentially just a series of white straps covering strategic areas while leaving almost nothing to the imagination. As she had at the VMAs, Pink brought her circus act to the Grammys. With dancers twisting above her, Pink climbed into a white sheet and was lifted into the air. High above the stage, she spun in circles and continued to sing.
As the song built up, water began to pour from above, soaking Pink as she kept twirling and held herself in place with nothing but a well-flexed leg. The song wrapped up with Pink spinning upside down and spraying water in all directions.
The audience at the Staples Center greeted her with a standing ovation. Pink then hustled offstage, perhaps to dry off. The singer still had a long night ahead of her. She's still in consideration for one of her two Grammys nominations — Best Female Pop Vocal Performance — against BeyoncĂ© and Katy Perry.

Lady Gaga Teams With Elton John To Open The Grammys!

Source: MTV



After performing 'Poker Face,' Gaga was joined by John for 'Speechless' and 'Your Song.'
By James Montgomery
 
Lady Gaga performs at the 2010 Grammy Awards
Photo: Michael Caulfield/ Getty Images
Ever since show producer Ken Erlich said last week that Lady Gaga would be performing a duet at Sunday night's (January 31) 52nd annual Grammy Awards, speculation has been building about who she'd be performing that duet with.
Well, the Elton John rumors turned out to be true. Elton joined Lady Gaga onstage, as the duo kicked off the Grammy telecast with a torchy duet, complete with ashes, severed limbs and some seriously flashy jewelry.
But that's getting ahead of things, because it was actually Gaga who opened things up, and she did it in her own over-the-top manner. As the curtain went up, viewers saw a full-blown stage set — "The Fame Factory" — an army of dancers and a master of ceremonies, who emerged from the crowd to tout Gaga as some kind of living doll, shouting, "The real Gaga comes complete with five #1 singles ... and she has no soul!"
Then Gaga appeared, decked out in sparkly shoulder pads, and belted out a cabaret version of one of those #1 singles, "Poker Face." She then leapt down from her perch (which looked an awful lot like a toxic-waste container) and launched headlong into a full version of the song, flashing her "monster" claw and trading moves with her backup dancers.
One of those dancers then dragged Gaga off the stage, and she was dumped into a "rejected" bin, which belched flames and deposited her out of view.
Seconds later — now covered in ashes — she appeared again, this time sharing a piano with John , who was also covered in ashes (not to mention a pair of Gaga's sparkly sunglasses and a glittering, galactic earring). The two then began singing Gaga's "Speechless," trading verses and glances from across the piano, which was topped with severed mannequin arms, also flashing her "monster" hand sign.
John managed to work in a few verses of "Your Song," his massive 1970 hit with songwriter Bernie Taupin. The two then segued back into "Speechless" and wrapped it up smiling, the house giving them a standing ovation.

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Book Beat: Me, The Mob And The Music: One Helluva Ride With Tommy James & The Shondells

Book Beat by Anne M. Raso

Me, The Mob And The Music: One Helluva Ride With Tommy James & The Shondells

by Tommy James With Martin Fitzpatrick (Simon & Schuster)

I enjoyed this book and devoured it in one night. Everyone in the music biz circa the early 60s to early 70s knew that Morris Levy and his company was corrupt but via his new book, Tommy James brings us the day-to-day affairs of the label and openly discusses the mobsters who would be hanging out on a regular basis inside the Roulette offices. Also, he discusses in depth how he made about $30 million for the label but somehow only seems to make his monthly expenses and pocket just a little extra bread for a nice meal here and there! Guess for a "boy next tour" raised in Dayton, Ohio and Niles, Michigan, he was just happy to get a record deal. Well, let's clarify that--when "Hanky Panky," a song made in a local studio unexpectedly received national airplay, James was quickly shipped to New York by his manager where every major label offered him a deal--but Levy somehow made all the other labels withdraw their offers thanks to his connections and possible threats. James really had no choice but to go with Levy and his corrupt crew of characters.
    I find it fascinating that James admits that the Hesh character on The Sopranos is based on the quirky Levy, whom, oddly enough, James seemed to have a surrogate father relationship with and spent a lot of time in his upstate New York farm. He even had property nearby himself at some point in the 70s.
         There is not a lot of depth here on James' well-publicized abuse of pills or his romantic relationships. He seemed to be leading a rock and roll lifestyle for sure, but this self-described devout Christian not exactly Motley Crue style debauchery. He seemed to relatively have his head on straight throughout the entire height of his career even if he was "speeding" through life on a number of different levels. He was married three times but does not give intimate details except that he cheated on his first two wives and he had to get married the first time since he got his high school girlfriend pregnant when he was a Niles, MI high school senior. But once his career suddenly took off, the marriage was doomed. (The singer-songwriter has always taken care of his son and maintained a relationship with him, we are quick to point out, and he has been married to his third wife, Lynda, a school teacher, for nearly 30 years.)
  It might sounds weird, but I wish I knew if James were ever hung out of a skyscraper window feet first by members of the Costra Nostra (a la Frankie Valli back in is early days)--but maybe I will get up my nerve and ask James about that when I get to interview him before his Borders appearance at New York's Columbus Circle on February 25th.
    James' lawyer actually got him out of his Roulette contract in 1974. This book ends in 1989 when Levy dies of cancer, and maybe Part 2 of this hitmaker's life will be made into a future tome! James is a very friendly guy who loves to share interesting stories of his career, so be sure to catch one of his upcoming signings! There should be quite a few in the NYC tristate area since he has lived in northern NJ for the past 25 or 30 years.

BOOK BEAT RATING: 8.9

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Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning comfortable in their passionate lesbian liplock
‘Twilight’ star Kristen Stewart who mesmerized all with the enigmatic portrayal of the beautiful belle Bella Swan will be seen locking lips with her female co-star Dakota Fanning in her 1st ever onscreen lesbo kiss. The hot scene in question can be witnessed in the upcoming ‘The Runaway’ that’s a flick about an all-girl rock band set in the era of 70s.
The movie got its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and speaking of the much-hyped kiss, Dakota quipped, “It wasn’t that big of a deal. It’s just another part of the story. This kiss was passionate – Joan and Cherie were just as close as two could get.”
In the flick, Kristen plays Joan while Dakota Fanning, the 15-year old teen actor essays the role of Cherie Currie. Now, it would be interesting to see Kristen in a new avatar with her lips getting sealed to someone who is not a sucker for blood.
Susan Boyle: The moment when her face went crimson
‘I Dreamt a Dream’ singer from Scotland……….48-year old………No back-ups……no Godfather……..but true talent………..Her name is Susan Boyle
And the 48-year old lady had her moment of nervousness when she met her idol Rod Stewart during American Idol’s judge Simon Cowell’s Haiti fund-raiser event. On 26th January, 2010 Susan along with others including the likes of Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus and Cheryl Core lent her mellifluous voice for R.E.M.’s Everybody Hurts in a bid to raise money for the anguished citizens of disaster-struck Haiti.
And our dear Susan went scarlet as she came face to face with her icon Rod Stewart and even admitted that she became ‘shy’ and that the experience was unnerving.
“There’s devastation, which is awful to look at, but you can’t sit back and do nothing. I’m glad that Simon gave me the opportunity to be involved in this wonderful cause,” she cites.
“To be asked to do this with all these talented singers is just great, it’s such an honour. It would be lovely to meet Rod Stewart, being a fellow Scot,” Susan remarks failing to mask the crimson that shows up on her face.
Well….well…..enough of pulling her legs! It’s great to see her getting her due recognition and performing alongside the top-bracketed singers……..
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: Housekeeper of the Mansion says “It’s a Drug Den”!
Ian Halperin seems to unravel and decode all the scoops and secrets behind “Brangelina” in the last few weeks from their break-up to their child’s custody.
According to new reports that are being thrown by Mr.Halperin, the housekeeper of Brangelina’s Mansion said: “It’s a total drug den inside the house. This is not a place where six children should be growing up.”
Well, it seems that the Mr. and Mrs. Smith stars were very much affected by the recent problems in their life and they are busy strange things inside the house. But I do agree with the housekeeper that it affects the children’s more staying in an environment like that. The couple has 6 children’s that includes three adopted ones Maddox, Zahara and Pax. Jolie and Pitt also have three biological children’s with daughter Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox.
We hope the couple clears rumors like these coz Actor Billy Bob Thornton is trying to find reasons which he could use in court to win his custody battle for Maddox who was his first adopted father. Jolie adopted Maddox when she was married to the Academy Award winning star.

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston: Actors locked in a love triangle?
Even as there have been a fair few doubters to the supposedly happy goings on in the ‘Brangelina’ household, as has inspired a seemingly ceaseless glut of buzz fares, some have even ventured to portray the trio of Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston, as actors locked in a ‘love triangle’.
Indeed, there have been a few buzz fares hinting rather liberally to the Jennifer Aniston angle, in relation to the claims of recent turbulence in the ‘Brangelina’ household.
While there have a rash of grapevine buzzes, carrying claims of Brad Pitt, mulling a return to ex –wife Jennifer Aniston, a few have even sought to portray the ‘Friends’ star, however unfairly, as the one who has been trying to drive a wedge between Pitt and Angie.
But lest we get too carried away by these claims, one also ought to mention in this context that Pitt and Jen were the original ‘happily weds’, who fell out and eventually split, over rumors about the former hitting up a fair romance with Angie, on the sets of popular big –screen caper ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’.
So wonder if some of the buzz fares have been a trifle unfair, in portraying Jen as the ‘potential wrecker’ in the ‘Brangelina’ household.
Wonder if it will be prudent to not be overtly judgmental about who’s wrecking who and just see how matters play out in the coming days.
Tiger woods: The Mother Inside Makes Elin Nordegren to Stack the Divorce Plan
Apparently Elin Nordegren has put her plans to divorce her errant hubby Tiger Woods on hold. It is already known that the famous golfer is spending time at Pine Grove clinic in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, undergoing some or other therapy there which is supposed to cure him of his lustful ways.
According to the reports, Elin has paid Tiger a visit there sometime in the last week. And now she has made up her mind to call off the divorce. Still ones nosing a happy reunion story, would be duly disappointed because, it seems, her visit to the disgraced golfer had little to bear on her eventual decision. Sources confirm that it is the mother inside that has prompted her to keep the impending split at bay. Contactmusic quoted a friend of Elin telling America’s People magazine “Elin wants a solid family life. She was a child of divorce and felt her dad slighted her. She absolutely does not want that to happen to (daughters) Sam and Charlie. So she wants to keep her family together even if she and Tiger live together as friends instead of lovers.”
Tiger, on his part, is keen to save the marriage, too. It will be interesting, though, to see just where this new relation of ‘friendship’ lands them in the future. Not in a bowl of steaming soup, we would sincerely hope. Not again, that is.
Elin Nordegren Calls Off Divorce With Tiger Woods.
Elin Nordegren has softened a bit towards her tainted husband Tiger Woods, and she has decided to call off their marriage.
Reportedly she has visited the clicnic in which Woods is going on rehabilitation for his sex addiction, and after seeing his progress, she is happy, and that’s why she has taken this decision of reconciliation.
“She was happy when she came home. Things went well.” Revealed a source.
Woods has a sexual relation with more than a dozen women, and all of them surfaced with the last two months, which created a large uproar throughout the world. Then Nordegren decided to divorce this ace golfer.
According to report published in People.com, a close friend of Nordegren has revealed that she is subdued now, and wants to save her marriage, because she does not want to raise her kids without their father.
“Elin wants a solid family life,” a source told People. “She wants to keep her family together even if she and Tiger live together as friends instead of lovers.”
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart – what if they are really together?
Have you ever thought about the post-life of RobSten if they are really together? Where will they be staying? What kind of couple they would be? Cute or friendly or romantic? Let’s analyse…
1. Robert and Kristen would probably put up in Los Angeles, keeping in mind that it’s there workplace. They can have another house at UK too, as Rob has a deep attachment for his family.
2. Kids!!! Ofcourse they will have, but Robert doesn’t actually like kids! Okay, they might take their time to have a family. Anyways, both are too young to be parents now!
3. They would make a very cute and romantic couple. Robert is a romantic guy and Kristen seems to be matured. So the couple will be just so perfectly made for each other.
4. They will surely have a music room at their house as both love music. Rob is a talented piano and guitar player as well as a singer. Kristen too can play guitar and can sing as well!
5. And of course they will have a separate room where they can keep their trophies!
Just my imagination world I know…but don’t you agree with me that Rob and Kristen make the perfect couple together? And if at all they marry someday, my imagination would surely turn to reality, right?
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: Jolie’s father Jon Voight rubbishes splitting reports
Angelina Jolie may not have a very smooth relationship with his father but this time around even the father came forward to make things easier for his child.
Jon Voight who is known for starring in movies like Midnight Cowboy, Odessa Files, Coming Home, Runaway Train, Deliverance, Ali, Anaconda, National Treasure and etc informs us that all the reports about “Brangelina” is made up by the media to cash in from it. The Academy Award Winner rubbished all the reports about her estranged daughter’s relationship with actor Brad Pitt.
So when he was asked by Showbiz spy about “Brangelina” and their splitting reports, 71-year old Voight answered angrily: “Nonsense, It’s all made up stuff.”
He also added that it was based on pure rumors and lacks authenticity. He is very much sure that the couple is staying together.
Well, we could have believed you Jon but going by your past relationship graph with your daughter we doubt your own perception about “Brangelina”.
John Edwards leaves his wife few days after admitting paternity of mistress’s child!
After admitting parenthood to his campaign worker / mistress Rielle Hunter’s child in a press release on January 21, 2010, former U.S. Senator from North Carolina and Democratic presidential candidate, Johnny Reid “John” Edwards has reportedly separated himself from his wife Elizabeth on Wednesday reports CNN.
After The National Enquirer started questioning Edwards about his affair and child with mistress, Rielle Hunter from October 2007, the unsuccessful Democratic presidential candidate of 2008 who lost to the Obama campaign, denied his father hood but admitted an affair with her. It was after almost 2 n a half years on January 21, 2010 hi revealed the truth.
Nancy Anania, Edwards’ sister in law was quoted saying to the People magazine “She’s got cancer and has young children and totally believes in marriage … but she can only do so much.” She also stated that Elizabeth told her “I’ve had it. I can’t do this. I want my life back.”
Michael Jackson raises funds for Haiti victims even though he is dead
Michael Jackson has, posthumously, managed to amass charitable funds for the aggrieved Haitian citizens. This is coz an exhibition in New York is displaying the priceless snapshots of celebs from different walks of life and they include the likes of Jackson, Madonna, Anjelina Jolie as well as Britney Spears and Lady Gaga.
Aptly titled ‘Snapped! From the Red Carpet to the Dark Side of Celebrity’, the prestigious exhibition is being held in New York city to commemorate the 21st anniversary of entertainment news and photo agency World Entertainment News Network (WENN).
Some eye-grabbing snaps include those of:
1. Madonna in Malawi with her doting son David Banda (adopted)
2. Lady Gaga in company of British highness Queen Elizabeth II
3. Various other photographs of Jackson, Spears and Jolie those are touching or nostalgia-evoking.
CEO of WENN Mr. Lloyd Beiny remarks, “Like everyone, we were devastated by the horrors of the recent events in Haiti and have been looking for an appropriate way in which to contribute.”
The month-long exhibition is, therefore, a commendable step towards assisting the earthquake-ravaged nation that once was Haiti……..
Brangelina breakup – the reasons from both the sides!
Are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie really splitting up? This is one report everyone wants to know about. While nothing is yet clear on the issue, speculations are rife over the whole set of events.
But what if it is true? Have you though what could be the possible reasons behind their breakup? Is it something to do with the human psychology?
If we consider the male psychology of Brad, these could be the reason…
1. Past relationship die hard – Brad is haunted by the memories of past relation with Jennifer Aniston and thinks that there is no one who can replace her place in his heart and mind!
2. Flame of love and lust fades away with time – This happened during the times with Jen as well that lead him to go for Jolie. And history is repeating itself!
3. Commitment preferred – Jolie is Brad’s mistress while Jennifer had been married to him. Jolie lacks commitment and it is evident from the fact that she had several flings earlier.
Now moving to the female psychology of Angelina Jolie…
1. Lack of security – Jolie lacks the security from Brad and feels that her man is going to leave her for another lady.
2. Over-possessiveness can lead to tiffs – Jolie is over possessive about Brad and has issues over his connection with Jen.
3. Lust and not love – It was Jolie’s lust for Pitt and not love that brought them closer. Now that lust has faded away, and so is the bond.
Well…it may be something more than these too which I personally don’t know! But then, you can’t ignore the possibility of any of the mentioned reasons here…

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart: Finally a Couple?
Just as the fourth and the final edition of the ‘Twilight’ Saga is about to go on the floor, the rumours are ripe again concerning a real tie-up between the reel pair of Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
Reportedly the couple, who was until now very secretive about the affair and went through a barrage of denials, has made up their mind to come out in the public and publish the good news.
Although it seems, the sceptics are not going to commit so easily this time. They got foxed in the past and having learned the lesson the hard way, they will rather wait to see if it isn’t another publicity stunt.
This time around, though, Kristen would do good to see it is not. Her namesake, Kristen Dunst is already gaga over the drop-dead gorgeous actor and did not flinch from making it public some months back. And if sources are to be believed, she even texted the hunk a few salacious massages detailing her infatuation. So it is time the Stewart girl got over her coyness and cemented the relation for the time being.
Meanwhile Contactmusic reports that she was barred entrance in a Utah bar last Saturday night since she fell two years short of the legal drinking age. Seems like someone in the fast track too soon, does it?
Kristen Stewart denied entrance in the bar. Good or Bad?
The 19 year old ‘Twilight’ actress Kristen Stewart was, recently, barred from entering a bar coz she’s underage by 2 years and as such, is, legally, immature to step inside a bar.
The pretty damsel who plays Bella Swan in the ‘Twilight’ franchisee went along with her gang of friends to the Ed Hardy Shoes Happy Hour event in Park City, Utah but the bouncer denied her access.
“As they started walking in, the bouncer stopped them and asked for their IDs. When he informed Kirsten that she couldn’t enter because she was underage, she and her friends seemed pretty surprised. Her friends tried to reason with the bouncer and told them that they just wanted to sit down and relax for 30 minutes but the bouncer still declined them. They huddled up for a few minutes, discussing what to do next and eventually left,” quips an eye-witness.
Now, is that good or bad? Being a celebrity sure gives you some perks and she may’ve got an entry merely owing to her celebrityhood but the law is equal for all and, hence, the bouncer rightly signalled her a U-turn. Now, dear Kristen….have some patience……….within 2 years of time you’d get that licence. But, don’t try to use your fame and social status to defy the law…….After all, the law is framed for your safety only……….
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart: A confession shortly!
For all you ‘vampire’ faithfuls the world over, who have been eagerly looking at the prospect of raging ‘Twilight’ pair Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, make a public acknowledgement of their hush-hush romance, here’s something which will surely have put you at peace at last.


As per the latest, on this raging ‘Twilight’ romance, it appears that the pair, after a slew of coy denials, and mushy PDA’s, has finally sought to come clean on what has so far been in the realm of grapevine and gossip circles.
It is learned from the latest buzz that the ‘pair’ are finally ready to go public with their romance and will formally announce the same later this year at the Canada premiere of the upcoming franchise from their super successful ‘vampire’ stable ‘The Twilight Series: The Breaking Dawn’.
So here’s looking out to the day when the twin ‘vampire’ hearts will officially become one!
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline : Ex Britney beau cites ‘split’ as reason for flab!
While we all know how sultry ‘songstress’ Britney Spears, was reduced to an emotional wreck from her failed love affairs, and was shattered to the extent that she eventually had to check into rehab to seek a cure for her ‘split’ blues, scarcely have we ever managed to enquire as to how ex –beaus Kevin Federline and Justin Timberlake would have dealt with the same.
Again, while Justin as we all know has not been carrying any emotional baggage, since he sang off his Britney ire in the single ‘Cry’, Kevin, it would appear, has not been as lucky.
And as per a report, carried by Contactmusic, it now appears that Britney’s ex –hubby has reportedly cited his recent weight gain to over eating, as being brought on by depression, carried over from his bitter split with Britney.
The ace choreographer was quoted as saying that he resorted to ‘over eating’, post his split with the blonde Pop siren, and even featured in popular reality caper ‘Celebrity Fit Club’ to shape back, upon courting nasty press last year for his extra flab.
He was quoted as confiding to Access Hollywood, “Once you get depressed, you don’t really feel like doing anything. You’re kind of discouraged about yourself and then the weight gain too, or that makes me more depressed.”
It would further appear that the hunky dancer has not been able to get over the split blues with Britney and reportedly had to deal with a bout of depression.
He further went, “I mean it’s a combination of all of those things. Everybody knows what happened with me and Brit. I’m not going to say that’s the total cause of it but, I mean, just not being happy with myself was probably the main part of my depression.
I think as time goes on, it keeps getting better and better and better. I mean, I’m really happy the way that my life is going right now, I really am. I think, you know, I have come a long way. All of us have my whole family. It’s gotten so much better from where we were. I’m really happy for her. I’m very happy for her.”
Guess Kevin, we are delighted to learn that you have ‘come a long way’ from your depression days!
Brangelina split up – Brad’s male psychology to leave Angelina!
The internet is full of Brangelina split up reports. If it is assumed that Brad Pitt is really leaving Angelina and going back to Jennifer Aniston, what could be the reasons? Let’s analyze through men’s psychology that goes for Brad Pitt as well!
1. Ghost of past relationship – It is a male psychology to get haunted by an old relation and to think that there is no one like her. Brad too might be thinking that Jen was the best for him and no one can replace her ever.
2. Flame of love faded – Many men feel that the excitement and thrill fades away with time. Brad came to Jolie for lack for excitement in his relation with Jen and now he wants to leave Jolie because the enthusiasm has faded with time.
3. Love committed ladies – Men want those women who can assure commitment in their relation. Jolie didn’t marry Brad and she had a series of flings earlier. On the other hands, Jen and Brad were happily married for 5years.
4. Attraction for repeated offers – Men love it when they are offered by the same lady several times. In fact, they love to get back the same ladies approaching them many times. Aniston has shown interest in Brad and asked him to end his relation with Jolie. So why won’t Brad give it a try?
5. Want it hustle free – Men hate to be nagged. Jolie has shown her irritation several times towards Brad and that might be a reason as well.
It is still unclear whether Brangelina are heading for splitsville. But if yes, then it might be any of the mentioned reasons…or all!
Joe Jonas and Hillary Duff: Joe denies dating Hillary!
The cute faced crooner from popular band ‘Jonas Brothers’ has been linked with a bevy of women, in the buzz circles over time, but the lad it appears has been quick to deny his latest link up rumor.
As per the latest report, carried by Contactmusic, it appears that Joe Jonas has reportedly shot down his latest link –up buzz with pretty Pop crooner and actor Hillary Duff.
It is further appears that the latest ‘flame’ buzz with Duff, was reportedly sparked off after the twain were spotted by the lens folks outside the singer’s LA lair.
However, the same has now been dismissed by the dark –haired Pop hunk, who claims that his and Hillary’s parents are next door neighbors.
It may further be mentioned in this context, that Joe has had a fair share of link-ups already, and his rumored to have had affairs with the likes of Pop babe Taylor Swift, Camilla Belle, Brenda Song and Demi Lovato.
He was in fact rumored to hit up a fair ‘flame’ for a while with blonde singing sensation Taylor Swift, after dumping ex –sweetheart Camilla Belle, but has since been going (blissfully!) solo.
He has sought to come clean on his latest link –up buzz with Duff, by denying that he ever went to the latter’s house for a hush –hush romantic tryst.
He was quoted as saying to Contactmusic, “My parents are her next door neighbors. I was leaving my parents garage, (when photographers) must have been waiting for Hilary Duff. Their garages are right next to each other.
So, as I’m walking out, they take a picture of me, saying I’m leaving Hilary Duff’s house.”
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart together? Oh no…not again!
Here is the repeat telecast of what Robert and Kristen had few months back just before the release of New Moon. Don’t remember what? Let me explain…
I take you to a quick recap of what happened around two months back when Twilight Saga: New Moon was about to release. Every search engine was overloaded with searches whether Robert and Kristen are dating each other. Each and every fan was eager to know whether Rob and Kristen are together.
Eventually RobSten actually accumulated much publicity and became a household name just before the movie release. And to much surprise that RobSten craze faded with time as the movie did well at the BO.
Now again, as both the stars are about to have their forthcoming Twilight film to be released in mid 2010, the same story is piling up.
It is reported by Marie Claire that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are about to go public about their relationship just before they start to shoot for the fourth and last film of Twilight Saga “Breaking Dawn”. The reports say that the couple doesn’t feel it necessary any longer to keep their romance under wrap and they are indeed ready to declare it publicly.
Hear that fans? I really hope that it is true this time at least! And I wish to see the cutest couple together in public. But then again…one can’t be fooled so many times right?
So, at least I am not falling for the trap this time! What about you guys?

Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie-Jennifer Aniston…all together to help Haiti!
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are among those celebrities who are always ready to help the suffering ones. So it was quite expected that the couple would come forward to help the earthquake struck Haiti and they did. And to join them was Jennifer Aniston who also helped Haiti with a huge sum.
News Trend Today reports that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have donated a sum of $1 million to Doctors Without Borders. E!Online reports that Jennifer Aniston helped Haitians with a sum of $500,000. And with these donation, they joined many other celebs who have all donated for the good cause.
1. Sandra Bullock – $1 million to Doctors Without Borders
2. Madonna – $250,000 to Partners in Health
3. Wyclef Jean – $2 million to Yele Haiti foundation
4. Leonardo DiCaprio – $1 million to Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
5. Lance Armstrong – $250,000 through Livestrong Foundation
6. Gisele Bundchen – $1.5 million to Red Cross
7. Brangelina – $1 million to Doctors Without Borders
8. George Clooney – $1 million to Partners in Health
9. Tiger Woods – $3 million to Yele Haiti relief organization
10. Lady GaGa – unspecified amount through her New York concert on 24th January 2010
11. Oprah Winfrey – $1 million to the Red Cross
12. Alyssa Milano – $50,000 to UNICEF
13. The New York Yankees – $500,000
14. Tyler Perry – $250,000 and has planned for some more.
15. Jennifer Aniston – $500,000 to Doctors Without Borders, Partners in Health and AmeriCares
Are you with these celebs?





January 30, 2010

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND HAITI RELIEF PROJECT


In an initiative to assist in providing long-term support to the people of the earthquake-ravaged nation of Haiti, Dave Matthews Band has established the Bama Works Haiti Relief Fund. Proceeds from The Haiti Relief Project, a five-song digital EP from the group, and a new limited edition t-shirt featuring its cover art, will benefit the fund. The EP will be available for download for $5 beginning tomorrow atDMBLive.com <http://www.dmblive.com>. Musictoday is graciously providing the download service for this release. In addition, all proceeds from merchandise sales (excluding music and video with the exception of The Haiti Relief Project download) made in the Warehouse and the band's official online store on Friday, January 29th, will go to the Relief Fund.

The Haiti Relief Project features five previously unreleased live tracks from Dave Matthews Band. The collection kicks off with"Butterfly," a song Matthews wrote for the film Because of Winn Dixie and performed solo in this 2007 recording. It's followed by a 2004 version of "Cry Freedom" featuring a powerful performance from LeRoi Moore, the group's saxophonist, who passed away in 2008. Three tracks captured on the band's 2009 summer tour - "Out Of My Hands,"  "Lying In The Hands Of God" and "Dive In" - are also included. The staff of Ants Marching, a Dave Matthews Band fan forum, was instrumental in selecting the versions of the five songs that appear on the EP. Award-winning designer Adam Larson of Adam+Company generously donated the artwork for the EP, which also appears on the limited edition The Haiti Relief Project t-shirt.

The Bama Works Haiti Relief Fund, a part of the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band, will be focused on rebuilding efforts. The Bama Works Fund was founded in 1999 and has provided more than $8.5 million to charities thus far.

Working with Music For Relief, a non-profit founded by Linkin Park, Dave Matthews Band joined forces with Linkin Park, Alanis Morissette, The All-American Rejects, Enrique Iglesias, Hoobastank, Kenna, Lupe Fiasco, Peter Gabriel and Slash forDownload To Donate For Haiti, <http://www.Musicforrelief.org>, a compilation benefiting Haiti relief efforts. Dave Matthews Band's"Typical Situation" from the July 5, 1997 Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre show in Irvine, CA was selected for the charitable release and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Bama Works Haiti Relief Fund.Last Friday, Matthews and Neil Young performed Hank Williams' "Alone and Forsaken" at the "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon. The live performance album from the broadcast, which benefits Haitian relief organizations, was the first digital-only release in chart history to top The Billboard 200.

The track listing for The Haiti Relief Project EPis as follows:

1.      Butterfly - recorded08.28.2007 / Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Kansas City / Bonner  Springs, KS (Dave Matthews, solo)
2.      Cry Freedom - recorded 07.31.2004 / Sound Advice Amphitheatre / West Palm Beach, FL
3.      Out Of My Hands - recorded 07.19.2009 Alpine Valley Music Theatre / East Troy, WI
4.      Lying In The Hands Of God - recorded 06.12.2009 / Saratoga Performing Arts Center / Saratoga Springs, NY
5.      Dive In - recorded 09.10.2009 / Greek Theatre / Los Angeles, CA