Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Rihanna Gets a GUN Tattoo

Among Rihanna's eclectic tattoo collection are a cluster of stars on the back of her neck (later matched by Chris Brown) and a Maori-inspired tribal mark on her right wrist. But new amongst them is a gun on her right side that represents strength, says New York-based tattoo artist BangBang, 23, who came to Rihanna's home in Hollywood to do the new work on Thursday, March 19.

As for how Rihanna is doing now, BangBang says, "She's doing great. She's having a blast. She's on top of the world right now. Everybody loves her and supports her and she's got great friends. She's very tough and she's got more than enough people around her that if she needed anything, she's got it in a heartbeat."

Read more at people.com

Monday, March 30, 2009

LeAnn Rimes kisses husband in public

LeAnn Rimes kissed husband Dean Sheremet in front of the paparazzi in L.A. Monday afternoon -- days after Us Weekly exclusively reported she was having a steamy affair with her sexy TV movie costar Eddie Cibrian.

Sheremet is also spotted putting his arm around his wife of seven year's shoulders.

On Thursday, Usmagazine.com published a video showing Rimes and Cibrian kissing and holding hands while she sucked on his fingers during a March 7 date in Calif.

The newest issue of Us Weekly also shows photos of Cibrian and Rimes meeting up for a three-hour tryst March 14 at the Malibu Beach Inn -- where the blinds were closed and a do not disturb sign was placed on the door. Cibrian was not wearing his wedding ring.

While Rimes has acknowledged she and Sheremet are going through "a difficult time," she has not denied a relationship with Cibrian.

Cibrian -- a married father of two -- first claimed the story was false last week, but hasn't spoken out again since the video hit the web.

A woman identifying herself as Sheremet's "cousin Pebbles" phoned Michigan's Mojo in the Morning show Friday claiming he "doesn't care" Rimes had an affair because "he's gay." Rimes rep told Us: "There is no known cousin Pebbles."

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Valerie Bertinelli new HOT BODY!!

She slipped into this bikini first time in 30 years! And she looks smashing at 48!!!

Edison Chen - SUICIDE?!!?

On Wednesday, rumours spread about Edison Chen jumping off a building and committing suicide. Yesterday, Edison’s father denied the rumours, expressing that he had just talked with his son over the phone, telling him about his recent bankrupt crisis.

Richie Ren, who worked with Edison in film ‘Sniper’ also does not believe the suicide rumours, saying: “If he was planning on suicide, he would’ve done it a long time ago.” And after the bullet threat incident, will Edison will go to Singapore to promote ‘Sniper’? Media Asia Films Director Lin replied: “I’ve told him to go,” expressing that he trusts the local police, and they will hire extra bodyguards, and that there is no need to wear a bullet-proof vest. As for Gillian Chung, yesterday she returned to Hong Kong from mainland China, and made a simple reply: “I don’t know,” regarding the suicide rumours.

Source : AsianFanatics

Friday, March 27, 2009

Andy Lau not getting married?

It’s alleged that Andy Lau’s wedding with Carol Zhu Liqian will be held on her 43rd birthday on 6 April in Malaysia, it’s alleged that the male lead wanted to marry her because she is pregnant thus earn the title of Mrs. Lau.

However, it was said that Carol has mistaken as her pregnancy is just a beautiful misunderstanding, in addition to the media reporting about the wedding, this tired the normally low profile Andy as he tried to avoid the wedding issue. When he was asked about the wedding during his Guangzhou concert last week, Andy kept shake his head in denial as he used his body language to put a full stop to the wedding allegation.

Andy and Carol are together secretly for 24 years, in order not to hinder the career of the heavenly king, Carol had always been the woman behind Andy’s back, giving all without a title, even not able to catch a movie or shopping. Until February this year, both of them appeared together in Kuala Lumpur, beside them is a little girl whom resemble Andy, it was said that they were discussing about the wedding with Carol’s parents, this allows the die-off wedding allegation heated up again.

After the news broke out, Andy kept stressing: “The little girl is not my daughter”, “I’m not married” and other answers, he refused to answer answers related to the wedding in April, in addition to his earlier concert in Taiwan as he told fans: “Do you think an idol can marry?”, this makes one think that he was hinting that he’s getting married.

Till today, his attitude totally change as on last Friday (20 March) 2009 Wonderful World China concert at Guangzhou as he said: “I hope that our relationship will not be in this life, I won’t change my name in my next life, if you met someone by the name of Andy Lau, that is me.” This stablize the hearts of the fans as the plan of getting married is lower.

The atmosphere of the concert is good, fan kept shouting: “Wah Zai, Get married!” Andy had no response which is total difference from his past concert where he talked about his love life.

news from: Express Weekly, ent.tom.com

Source : AsianFanatics

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wedding Bells for Andy Lau??

Word is going around that heartthrob Andy Lau is tying the knot with his girlfriend of 24 years, Carol Chu, next month.

HONG Kong Heavenly King Andy Lau Tak-Wah and his Malaysian girlfriend Carol Chu will wed late next month.

Rumours of the 47-year-old star’s upcoming wedding have been rife, with Chu spotted shopping in Hong Kong purportedly for the bridal trousseau.

Earlier talk put the wedding date at April 6, which coincides with the former beauty queen’s 43rd birthday, as he wanted to have a “double happiness” celebration. But the latest news is that he will throw a birthday bash for her instead, with the wedding taking place late in the month.

The wedding is set to be held for three days in Kuala Lumpur after Lau’s China concert tour, which ends on April 27.

Longtime Companion, a song in Lau’s latest album, Love.Hope, is said to be his wedding gift to his beloved.

In a radio interview in Hong Kong, he described longtime companions as two who “love each other and get accustomed to it, because when they are not calculating, two people’s lives will gradually become one. There is no perfect companion as love is able to withstand gains and losses, and change your own path in life.”

The pair are said to have been together for 24 years, but have kept their relationship a secret for the sake of his career. They were finally pictured together in Kuala Lumpur last February. Talk was that they met up with Chu’s parents to discuss wedding plans.

The Feb 25 issue of Hong Kong magazine East Weekly frontpaged pictures of them, supposedly the first time the couple were pictured together.

Casually dressed in white T-shirts, the two were seated together in a restaurant chatting with half a dozen others, likely to be close friends and family members.

It was also reported (in the magazine) that Chu’s aunt told a neighbour that “Carol will marry soon, she will finally marry the star she has been waiting for, for so long .”

Lau reportedly jetted to Malaysia on Feb 10 and stayed for five days, celebrating Valentine’s Day with his lady love before returning to Hong Kong to resume work. On Feb 12, he was said to have met up with her family in a restaurant to discuss arrangements for their wedding dinner.

The venue for the wedding dinner was said to be Berjaya Times Square Hotel, owned by Chu’s uncle. Her sister also held her wedding there last year, where Lau attended as a special guest and sang for the guests.

Traditional red and gold wedding decorations were also pictured in Chu’s apartment in Kuala Lumpur, as well as a Tibetan Buddhist banner, which was said to bestow blessings on those wishing for a son.

Also pictured was Lau’s dowry offering to Chu’s family, which is said to be a RM32mil bungalow in a suburban area of Kuala Lumpur. Chu’s family is said to have moved into the house with her.

It seems that Lau “leaked the news” about his upcoming wedding when he hinted at his farewell to bachelorhood during his recent Wonderful World Tour concert in Guangzhou on March 20.

He began by asking his female fans whether they already had steady boyfriends. He then added that he was growing old and told them they need not wait for him any longer.

When posed questions about his wedding or his relationship with Chu, Lau has always maintained his privacy, often declining to comment. Even when rumours of him being gay surfaced, he did not speak up.

Well, let’s hope that news of his impending wedding will not just be rumours anymore.

Source : The Star

Andy Lau's Malaysian girlfriend shopping for wedding?

SINGER-ACTOR Andy Lau’s Malay­sian girlfriend Carol Chu was spotted shopping in Hong Kong for their wedding scheduled for the end of next month.

Nanyang Siang Pau, in its front page, reported that the wedding would be held for three days in Kuala Lumpur after Lau’s China concert tour on April 27.

The couple are said to have been together for 24 years.

Lau, who wanted to show his sincerity to his long-time girlfriend, was reported as saying that he would be in Kuala Lumpur to personally deliver the wedding invitation cards on April 6.

The daily reported that Lau planned to hold a party for Chu, a former beauty queen, whose birthday falls on April 6.

Earlier, Lau was said to have come to Malaysia to discuss wedding preparations with Chu’s family.

Source : The Star

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Hugh Jackman will be in Asia!!!

Fresh from hosting the 81st Academy Awards in February, Australian-born actor Hugh Jackman is planning to visit Korea early next month, according to 20th Century Fox Korea.

It will be his second visit to Korea since 2006.

On this visit, he will promote his latest movie “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”

The movie also stars Korean-American heartthrob Daniel Henney as Agent Zero.

Jackman will hold a press conference April 10, and Henney is to appear.

The highly anticipated movie, which tells the story of Wolverine’s mysterious and romantic past, is a prequel to the successful X-Men series.

Wolverine will open in theaters on April 29.

Monday, March 23, 2009

David Cook Needs some Privacy from....

Fame has gotten ugly at times for American Idol champ David Cook, who issued a plea for his privacy while on tour.

"The efforts by some fans to find our hotel rooms, call our hotel rooms, attach things to our bus, etc., is something I have to condemn," he says in his My Space Celebrity blog under the heading "Attention."

Cook, 26, says that while he prides himself on being accessible to fans, "We do enjoy what little privacy we can muster."

"This relationship only works when it remains healthy for both parties," he says, "and should this behavior continue, the only thing we can do is take more preventative measures to maintain our privacy, which in turn makes us less accessible to you."

He concludes: "I hope this doesn't come off as harsh. I merely want to nip this in the bud so we can continue to have a great experience with all of you at the shows we have coming up."

Story and Picture source : people.com

Gigi Lai is Pregnant

Gigi Lai Chi married wealthy businessmen, Ma Ting Keung, at the end of 2008 in Sydney, Australia. The couple held a wedding banquet in Hong Kong in February.

Gigi has indicated that she wanted children shortly after the marriage. At the time of the [wedding banquet], Gigi was already 2 months pregnant. The couple have already picked out the hospital in which Gigi will be having her baby.

After marriage, Gigi deliberately kept a low profile due to consideration for her husband. She often stays home and rarely goes out.

It turns out that Gigi is already 3 months pregnant. When reporters spotted Gigi earlier, she was wearing a leopard dress and returning to her younger brother, Lai Ying's, skin care clinic to follow up on some operations issues.

The reporter went up to Gigi and congratulated her on her pregnancy. Gigi could not conceal pleasure and happiness on her face.

Source : AsianFanatics

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bruce Willis is married!!

Bruce Willis is marrying his girlfriend, model Emma Heming, today on Parrot Cay, on the Turks and Caicos islands in the Caribbean, Usmagazine.com has learned.

His ex-wife Demi Moore, her husband Ashton Kutcher and Madonna are among the guests.

See unforgettable celeb wedding photos

Rumors of a wedding surfaced earlier this week: Rooms and private villas had been reserved for his guests at a hotel near his home there.

Willis, 54, and Hemin, 32, have been dating since last year.

Willis was previously married to Moore, with whom he has three children, Rumer, 20, Scout, 17, and Tallulah, 15.

They split in 2000 after 13 years of marriage but have remained friends. He even has referred to Moore and Kutcher as his "extended family."

"A lot of people have a hard time letting go of the things that can end a relationship, but we've managed to put the kids first," Willis told Ryan Seacrest in 2007. "Here's the trick: Try not to take your time on earth for granted. ... Death waits for us all. The only answer is to get out there and live each day."

Story and Picture Source : usmagazine

Harrison Ford Proposes to Calista Flockhart

Arghhhh...so sweet..what a nice love story to start the week.

Harrison Ford and girlfriend Calista Flockhart are engaged to be married, sources close to the couple confirm exclusively to PEOPLE.

Ford, 66, surprised Flockhart, 44, with an engagement ring on Valentine's Day weekend while the two were away on a family vacation with son Liam.

Reps for the couple did not return calls.

The couple has been together for seven and a half years. No wedding date has been set yet.

Story and Picture Source : people.com

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis - Beautiful Duet

Carrie Underwood has definitely come a long long way from American Idol. She was fantastic in her duet performance with Randy Travis during this week's American Idol.

Proud of her!

Natasha Richardson dies after freak skiing accident

Natasha Richardson, a revered theater actress and member of the famed Redgrave family, has died after suffering a head injury from a skiing accident. She was 45.

She passed away Wednesday at New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital.

"Liam Neeson, his sons, and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Natasha," Neeson's rep tells Usmagazine.com in a statement. "They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.”

Richardson fell during a private lesson on a beginners trail Monday at the Mont Tremblant ski resort near Montreal.

The British-born actress, who was not wearing a helmet, seemed fine at first: She had no visible injuries and was even laughing and joking after the accident, a resort rep told Usmagazine.com.

About an hour later, she complained of a headache and was taken to the Centre Hospitalier Laurentien in Ste-Agathe. She was later transferred to Hopital du Sacre-Coeur in Montreal. Neeson, who was in Toronto shooting a movie, rushed to her side.

Richardson was held overnight and released Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Along with Neeson, she flew, via private jet, to New York City, where she was hospitalized at Lenox Hill Hospital.

Picture and News Source via usmagazine.com

Thursday, March 19, 2009

LeAnn Rimes - Caught in an Affair!

LeAnn Rimes is having a shocking affair with her TV movie costar, Eddie Cibrian, Us Weekly reveals in its newest issue, on stands Wednesday.

Rimes, 26 -- currently wed to former backup dancer Dean Sheremet -- got cozy with Cibrian, 35, on the set of her March 21 Lifetime flick, Northern Lights. Cibrian was recently seen in Ugly Betty, Invasion and Samantha Who?

The new Us Weekly features pictures taken from a video security camera that show the two holding hands and kissing on a romantic dinner date at Mosun and Club M in Laguna Beach, California on March 7. Additionally, Us Weekly reports that the new couple met for a three-hour tryst at the Malibu Beach Inn on March 14.

Rimes married Sheremet seven years ago -- when she was just 19 and he was 21. Cibrian tied the knot with model Brandi Glanville in 2001; they have two sons, ages 5 and 23 months.

A rep for Rimes tells Us: "We do not comment on our clients' personal lives."

Cibrian's manager didn't respond for a request for comment.

Wah!! She look so sweet, looks can be deceiving and people will do silly things when desires overtake rational. Well...just another day in adultress Hollywood. Do you know who is Eddie Cibrian?

Now we know why she fell into the trap?...Look at the bod!! take the towel down!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Michael Jackson : 50 concerts sold within 5 hours!

Seriously, he may not be my favourite singer but he is undeniably the King of Pop! And for that, I would loveeeeee the opportunity to see him in concert!

He recently announced his comeback by staging 10 performance in London this summer.

"I will be performing the songs my fans want to hear, This is it. This is really it. This is the final curtain. I will see you in July." he said during the press conference.

When the tickets opened up for sale last week, the respond was overwhelming. From 10 concerts, the organizer extended to 50 concerts and all ticket were sold within 5 hours!

The unprecedented sales come despite the fact Jackson hasn't recorded an album since 2001's Invincible and has gotten more attention in recent years for his bizarre behavior and, in 2005, his acquittal on child abuse charges.

The "King of Pop" has sold around 750 million records and won 13 Grammys.

Picture and source via people.com

Gigi Lai Marries Older Millionaire

Hong Kong News Update :-

I am a little behind on Hong Kong news but she is one of my favourite TVB actress and I am glad she got married though he is older but come on...he is rich!!!

38-year old Gigi Lai married wealthy Ma Ting Koeng (馬廷強). Mr Ma is 14 years older than Gigi, his net worth is over a hundred million dollars, he owns many companies and invests in medical equipment business.

Gigi Lai said: “I am very happy to tell everyone, I’m already married. I am very thankful that I finally found someone who loves me very much, someone I can entrust my whole life with.”

Gigi confirmed her marriage to Mr Ma but their wedding date is still a mystery. There were different versions, first it was reported Gigi would marry this month in Australia, then it was rumored she was already registered last December in Europe.

Actually they were already married and honeymooned before 2009 Lunar New Year. From the photos released to the media, it was discovered that their wedding date was September 2, 2008.

Gigi Lai officially announced on October 20, 2008 to the media about her retirement from acting, in order to concentrate on taking care of her brother and his beauty business.

Guess she is retiring to concentrate to be full time "tai-tai"!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

What's up with Joaquin Phoenix ?

Anyone know what's up with this fella?

He kinda had a weird childhood from cults to his brother River Phoenix killing himself.

He is a talented actor and most of his roles are of a dark quiet tortured soul.

He announced he was quitting acting for good to focus on his singing career??!!!

He is apparently a rapper now!!

He now looks like above pic with a trademark beard!

He gave the weirdest interview at David Letterman's a few weeks ago to promote his new movie. Is it him or is he really cuckoo now?

Ben Stiller did an impersonation of his weird character in the Oscars recently.

The lastest bizarre happening -
he jumped down the stage at an audience member who was heckling him.

So, what's up with this guy??!!!!!

Check out wiki : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joaquin_Phoenix

Picture source via

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Gillian Chung opens up about the Edison Chen sex scandal

After Cecilia Cheung candid interview on last year's "sex scandal" photographs, Gillian Chung was next. She was interviewed by Stephan Chan on his show "Be my Guest".

Gillian Chung’s interview was broadcasted on Hong Kong’s TVB (and soon on Astro Malaysia) and she revealed that she ‘loves Edison Chen the most,’ the 2 ‘fell in love at first sight', 'being with him makes it hard to be with anyone else.” However, until the photos leaked out did she realize that Edison was with other girls at the same time.

Gillian Chung & Cecilia Cheung, the 2 scandal victims’ interviews broadcasted with a week’s time inbetween, and their performance style was very different. Under Stephen Chan’s persistent questioning, Gillian finally unloaded her heart, and truthfully faced her 5-year relationship with Edison. She nodded saying: “He doesn’t need to give me anything, only one text message will make me very happy, love is hard to understand.” Compared with Cecilia’s gritted teeth, Gillian seems naïve and simple/honest, also confirming that she really loved Edison deeply, and even now she is unable to say the three words: “I hate him.”

Watch the video here:

Source: UDN
Translation: Sarah @ http://asianfanatics.net/

Friday, March 13, 2009

Rihanna & Chris Brown from assault to duet!!

I think Rihanna need some serious counselling. Everyone is advising her against going back with a "woman beater" even "madame Oprah" but not only Rihanna goes back to Chris Brown, they are recording a song???!!!

Report from people.com

Even with a criminal case pending, Chris Brown and Rihanna are making music together.

Brown, 19, who is charged with two felonies in the alleged beating of Rihanna, recently recorded a duet with her, the song's producer, Polow Da Don, tells PEOPLE. "My heart goes out to both Chris and Rihanna for what has happened in the past," says Polow. "They are both great artists to work with, and I wish them well."

To the shock of friends and family, the pair reconciled days before Brown's court appearance and have now spent time together recording a song that, a source tells PEOPLE, is "sweet and sentimental" and "expresses the challenges of a love relationship."

Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer breaks off again!!

They wowed Hollywood with a high-profile Oscar date, posing arm-in-arm for photographs in what was largely seen as their official coming out as a couple after a year of off-and-on dating. Then Jennifer Aniston headed to Europe to promote Marley & Me and John Mayer stayed in L.A. to work on his music.

And just days after Aniston returned, they were a couple no more, sources confirm to PEOPLE.

"They had some disagreements and decided to not continue to see each other," says one source. "Jen is moving on with her life like she always does. She seems happy."

A second source says Mayer broke up with Aniston after she returned from Europe.

In the last few weeks, the former Friends star has been spending time with her close pal Courteney Cox Arquette and her yoga instructor-friend Mandy Ingber, while Mayer has been busy getting his new house ready and working in the studio. Then E!'s Marc Malkin reported rumors of a possible split.

Previous Breakup
This is not the first time Aniston, 40, and Mayer, 31, have split. In August 2008, they called it quits. At the time Mayer held an impromptu press conference outside his gym in New York, explaining to the media: "I ended a relationship to be alone because I don't want to waste somebody's time if something's not right."

Still, lately the couple have seemed happy together. They met at a 2008 Oscar party last year, and were one of the hottest couples at this year's show after a surprise appearance by Aniston as a presenter, with Mayer as her date. Mayer later said he was there to offer moral support to his girlfriend.

In a recent interview, Aniston said she didn't believe any relationship was perfect, or was meant to last a lifetime. "Whoever said that every relationship has to last forever?" she told the U.K.'s Mail on Sunday's You magazine. "That's hoping for too much."

Reps for Aniston and Mayer had no comment.

Source and Picture via people.com

Thursday, March 12, 2009

You throw shoe at BUSH, You go to JAIL!!

If any of you don't know this piece of news, you must watch the video. Poor Bush...to leave his Presidency legacy with a shoe thrown at him not once but twice!! Read below for the fate of the guy who threw the shoe.

The news as reported by CNN

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Muntadher al-Zaidi, the man seen as a hero in some circles for throwing his shoes at then-U.S. President George W. Bush, was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday by an Iraqi court.

Al-Zaidi threw his shoes at Bush during a news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in December in Baghdad.

Neither shoe hit the president, and other people in the room quickly knocked al-Zaidi to the ground before security officials arrested him.

Family members and journalists were cleared from the courtroom before Thursday's verdict.

After news of the verdict reached family members, al-Zaidi's brother appeared close to fainting. Other family members were seen crying and shouting curses about al-Maliki and Bush.

Al-Zaidi was a journalist who worked for the television network al-Baghdadia. The network also called for his release shortly after the incident.

He explained his actions during an hourlong appearance last month in the Central Criminal Court of Iraq. Asked whether anyone pushed or motivated him, al-Zaidi said he was spurred by the "violations that are committed against the Iraqi people."

In the Middle East, throwing shoes at someone is traditionally a sign of contempt.

Al-Zaidi's angry gesture touched a defiant nerve throughout the Arab and Muslim world. He is regarded by many people as a hero, and demonstrators took to the streets in the Arab world and called for his release shortly after the incident.

Al-Zaidi, who faced a charge of assaulting a visiting head of state, had 17 lawyers to defend him. There were also three judges in the courtroom, along with the prosecutor and family members.

In December, his defense team told CNN that he could face 15 years in prison if convicted. But al-Zaidi's defense team was hoping to change his charge to an insult rather than assault, which would have brought about three months in prison rather than three years

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mandy Moore Married?? Remember Mandy Moore

Looks like the once pop teen sensation has grown up and married rockers Ryan Adams. They had their ceremony in Savannah, Georgia on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old Moore confirmed her engagement to Adams last month.

Moore started out as a squeaky-clean teen singer and later crossed into movies with featured roles in such films as "License to Wed," "A Walk to Remember," "Saved" and "American Dreamz."

Adams, who played in the band Whiskeytown during the 1990s before beginning his prolific solo career, is known for his song "New York, New York," which appeared on his album "Gold," released in 2001.

American Idol Top 13.....who's who?


Bottom ROW L-R: Megan Corkrey, Jasmine Murray, Danny Gokey, Alexis Grace, Kris Allen and Michael Sarver.
Middle Row L-R: Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta and Jorge Nunez.
Top Row L-R: Matt Giraud, Lil Rounds, Anoop Desai and Scott MacIntyre.
Picture from: Michael Becker / FOX

Below is ranking from best to worst By Bret Federigan of MSN TV.

1. Danny Gokey

No one's got more momentum coming out of the semifinal rounds than this 28-year-old music teacher from Milwaukee, Wis. If it wasn't the story of his wife's passing just before the audition rounds that touched judges and viewers, then it was certainly his soulful, sensitive way behind the mic. While the buzz may have died down a bit since his berth in the finals was announced weeks ago, this eyeglasses-lovin' contestant still is the most convincing performer in the final 13.

2. Adam Lambert

This Californian's wailing ways on stage certainly won't be everyone's cup of tea, but in terms of sheer pyrotechnics, he's got no peer. Judges have warned Adam to tone down the "theatrical" aspect of his performances. What that exactly means, no one knows. But what's clear is that he's going to have to develop some vocal subtlety. We already know he can muscle through any song. Now can he show us some variety?

3. Lil Rounds

Lil surely enjoyed strong support from the judges after the last semifinal round. It's hard not to like this young mother, former tornado victim from Memphis, Tenn., especially when she projects such a positive, confident appearance on the stage. In a field full of strong pop singers, the fact that Lil's got a more R&B sound is surely going to help set herself apart from the competition. Now can she continue to deliver Mary J. Blige-like vocals from here on out?

4. Alexis Grace

No one was more genuinely surprised to make the finals than this tiny blonde from Memphis, Tenn. After all, she hadn't made much of an impression during the initial auditions and flew under the radar during Hollywood Week. However, during the first semifinal round Alexis produced some of the most memorable vocals of the competition, serving up a big, gospel-like rendition of an Aretha Franklin tune. She'll need to stick to that type of repertoire to continue to stand out.

5. Anoop Desai

Was there ever any doubt that this college a cappella veteran would make the finals? Fans love this YouTube sensation, and the judges like that fans love him. That very fact is going to keep him a factor for at least a couple of weeks. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Anoop knows how to deliver a musical phrase and feels comfortable singing a variety of genres; he can thank his college a cappella singing background for that. Now, all he needs is to do is learn how to look the part of a pop star.

6. Allison Iraheta

There seem to be a few unwritten rules for "Idol" contestants, and this one might be among the most prominent: Don't ever choose to sing a version of a song made famous by ridiculously good pop singers. For example, it's never a good idea to sing something by, say, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston or Heart. Well, not only did Allison do just that, singing "Alone" two weeks ago, but she did so at the winsome, fairly fearless age of 16-years old. That's a lot of chutzpah from a teenager. But more importantly, that's a lot pipes. Can you imagine what she'll be like when she really learns how to harness all that natural vocal talent?

7. Jorge Nunez

Jorge is like David Archuleta in many ways; he's always smiling, seems genuinely touched by any compliment that gets thrown his way, and seems to care very much about being liked by the audience and the judges. But unlike Archuleta, he has yet to prove that he can move large cross sections of "Idol" nation. However, the potential is certainly there. It'll be interesting to see how Jorge's "Idol" persona matures and transforms as he gets a better sense of the type of image he wants to convey to viewers.

8. Kris Allen

This Arkansas native flew under everyone's radar during the first semifinal round, but he didn't escape the notice of Simon Cowell, who realizes this 23-year-old has the looks and personality to sell records. Kris is a solid singer; what you see is what you get with him. And apparently, he's an even better performer when he has guitar in tow. If he avoids making mistakes from week to week, he could be a dark horse.

9. Megan Corkrey

I'm a huge fan of this Utah native. She's a jazz singer surrounded by top 40 singers. And because of that, she's a breath of fresh air. However, because her musical sense is always going to run just a little bit counter to the rest of the contestants, she also runs the risk of residing too far outside of viewers' comfort levels. Nevertheless, the fact that Simon has called her "current" and "relevant" means that this sometimes quirky performer deserves a closer look. I just hope enough of "Idol" nation gives her that chance.

10. Scott MacIntyre

The fact that this blind contestant has made it this far in the competition is a victory in itself. However, Scott's going to have a tough time staying apace with his more vocally talented fellow competitors. When the competition starts to heat up and the finalists are asked to perform more challenging material, I'm just not sure if this Arizonan has enough in his musical tank to keep going, despite how inspiring and likable he is on stage.

11. Michael Sarver

This Texas roughneck doesn't seem to have a mean bone in his body. Despite his hulking physique, he seems content to spit out lilting pop tunes. While it's nice to have someone so wholesome and musically accessible on stage, I worry that Michael might not have enough charisma to hold his own against the more natural entertainers in the final 12.

12. Jasmine Murray

This teenager received some serious hype from the judges during the audition rounds, so much so that it was rather disappointing that she seemed to stumble so badly during her semifinal round performance. She did come back strong during the wild card round. But even so, did she deserve a spot over more polished competitors who definitely outperformed her on two separate nights? Maybe not. But perhaps the judges know something we don't. In my mind, she's just not ready for prime time.

13. Matt Giraud

We're still waiting to learn more about this dueling piano player from Michigan. He got very little camera time during the preliminary rounds. And when we did see him during his semifinal performance, he wasn't among the contestants we remembered very clearly. And, folks, that's his big problem: He hasn't made his mark yet. This relatively unknown contestant has got his work cut out for him this first week.

Source via MSN TV

Cecilia Cheung talks about the "sex scandal"

Poor thing la. Well, I think she should have known better. But then people say it was drugs. whatever it was, Edison Chen was sure one smooth operator. Not only he slept with many popular Hong Kong celebrities but he even convinced them to let him take photos of their romps.

For those who don't know, the biggest scandal last year in Hong Kong was Edison Chen's sexual romps photos with various popular female celebrities were leaked out to the press. Some celebs apparently involved were, Cecilia Chung, Gillian Chung (of Twins), Bobo Chan, Joey Yung and possibly even Maggie Q.

Since the incident, only Gillian Chung has publicly admit that she is indeed involved in the scandal. Others have remained quiet.

Just 2 weeks ago, for the first time, Cecilia Chung appeared on national TV in an interview to speak frankly about her involvement in the "sex scandal".

Watch all 3 videos here:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

If you don't understand Chinese, you can read English translation of this interview here.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Disgusting : This is what Chris Brown did to Rihanna!

Chris Brown is such a loser. Hitting a woman! No excuse!

But Rihanna is stupid too.....forgiving him...sigh..what is she thinking?

This is apparently what Chris Brown did to her according to search warrant on the case and detective notes taken by Det. De Shon Andrew.

Rihanna, 21, read a three-page text message from a woman on Brown's phone, which led to an argument. Brown allegedly tried to force his girlfriend out of the Lamborghini, and hit her head against the passenger window.

Rihanna then "turned to face Brown and he punched her in the left eye with his right hand,". He then drove away in the vehicle and continued to punch her in the face with his right hand while steering the vehicle with his left hand."

Blood filled Rihanna's mouth. Brown, 19, allegedly told her, "I'm going to beat the s--- out of you when we get home. You wait and see!" Rihanna called her assistant and left a message saying, "I am on my way home. Make sure the cops are there when I get there."

The police notes say that prompted Brown to reply: "You just did the stupidest thing ever. Now I'm really going to kill you."

The report also says that Brown bit Rihanna and put her in a headlock, and that she almost lost consciousness. "Brown resumed punching [Rihanna] and she interlocked her fingers behind her head and brought her elbows forward to protect her face," according to the notes. "She then bent over at the waist, placing her elbows and face near her lap in attempt to protect her face and head from the barrage of punches being levied upon her by Brown."

Eventually, Rihanna began screaming for help and Brown got out of the car, according to the notes. A nearby resident heard the calls for help and called 911.

After all THAT, the couple reunited in Miami Beach 3 weeks later. Sigh Sigh Sigh!!

The Bachelor's Super Freaking Ending

This could be the biggest bomb of "The Bachelor" show. Jason Mesnick, the bachelor chose Melissa Rycroft (yellow dress) at the final show. Proposes and blah blah blah .... After that Jason had a turn of heart and broke up with Melissa and then went with the runner up (ok there is no runner up in this kind of competition....only winner and loser). WTF is going on right. A lot of viewers were mad as hell that Jason changed his decision. I personally think that Jason is not ready yet to commit to anyone. So on a special episode after the finale, he was with Molly Malaney (purple dress) and gave her another rose . OMG...really. I think this is definetly done for rating purposes. Tell me what you think of this whole situation....

Source: Columbia Dispatch.

Kelly Clarkson will be back on American Idol

After winning this contest that propels her to a pop artist, Kelly Clarkson will be back on American Idol. She will perform her new hit single, "My Life Would Suck Without You". Will be interesting to see what she has to say. Do you think she is back on American Idol just for promoting her album or just want to help out the franchise that first made her the star she is?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What's a 51 year old woman doing with a 22 year old boy??

That's Madonna with her latest fling Brazilian model Jesus Luz after her divorce from Guy Ritchie.

The two first met on a W magazine shoot in December. They were spotted spending the weekend in New York City together
Along with Madonna's kids Lourdes, 12, Rocco, 8, and David, 3, the two popped by the Kabbalah Centre in NYC on Saturday.
The next night, Madonna and Luz braved blizzard-like snow for a romantic dinner downtown.

Apparently Luz's mother, Cristiane Regina da Silva previously told the New York Post that she believed the 51-year-old singer has kidnapped her 22-year-old son, controlling his every move.

Despite their nearly 30-year age difference, Madonna and Luz are still making it work.

Picture and source via

Did Paula Abdul really slam the 4th Judge?

Well....well....Anyone been following American Idol?

I have. Yeah...kinda have no life at the moment!

Anyway, I must say that our 4th judge Kara DioGuardi is holding herself pretty on national TV and against the veteran 3 judges Simon, Randy and Paula. Seriously, initially I didn't like her, didn't know who she is, why she is there and felt that she was not relevant.

But I am kinda liking her cos at least she gives specific and rather actionable comments unlike Randy :)

The latest drama among the judges was that Paula Abdul told Ok magazine that the American Idol show does not work with four judges!! Ouch!!

Kara later fired back by saying she was "hurt" by the criticism.

Paula Abdul denies dissing new American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi.

"It is unfortunate that a quote of mine was taken completely out of context today," she tells Usmagazine.com. "I was actually referring specifically to the use of 'guest judges' in seasons past, NOT Kara or this season. I am thrilled to have her by my side each week on American Idol."

Source via

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Michelle Obama first official portriat released

White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian
She is definitely the woman to watch out for! The First Lady!

Michelle Obama's taste in fashion has created almost as much news as her husband's presidency.

Her first official portrait as first lady was released by the White House on Friday.

She appears in a Michael Kors black shift dress and pearls in the photo. Taken by White House photographer Joyce N. Boghosian in the famed "Blue Room".