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Betty White Celebrates Her 89th Birthday In NYC

She Drinks Vodka with David Letterman, Parties with her Co-Stars

On Monday, Betty White celebrated her 89th birthday but she didn’t get the party started until she made her way to NYC yesterday to really get down to celebratin’. Betty was joined by her Hot In Cleveland co-stars — Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malik — at Le Cirque in NYC, NY last night at a massive birthday fête thrown in her honor. BUT, before she partied with the ladies, Betty got liquored up with David Letterman on national TV on The Late Show with David Letterman. More »

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Injured ‘Spider-Man’ Actor Returns To The Scene Of His Accident

Glutton For Punishment

Christopher Tierney, the Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark actor who spent the Xmas holidays hospitalized with a broken back (and more) due to a failed stunt that resulted in a 30 foot fall during the December 20 performance of the show, returned to the scene of his accident Friday night to attend a performance of Turn Off the Dark. Considering all the news media microphones set up for his appearance, my guess is that his attendance was more about PR rather than a willingness to see the show that almost ruined his life. More »

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Trent Reznor Announces That He Is Scoring The Soundtrack ‘To The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’

He Also Talks NIN, How to Destroy Angels and More!

Trent Reznor made an in-person appearance at the Arts & Leisure Weekend event hosted by the New York Times in NYC, NY last night to discuss with music critic Jon Pareles his work scoring the soundtrack to the David Fincher film The Social Network. Over the course of his interview, Reznor announced that he will also be scoring the soundtrack for Fincher‘s next film, the US remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo! More »

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Paris Hilton Unveils Her Very Own MotoGP Racing Team

Your WTF? O' the Day

Back in September we got to check out a cheesy-as-Hell music video made by Paris Hilton for SuperMartxé and today we learn that she has taken her collaboration with them one step further. Paris made an appearance in Madrid, Spain today to officially unveil and launch her own MotoGP racing team — called SuperMartxé VIP by Paris Hilton, of course: More »

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Kylie Minogue Performs With The PS22 Chorus

Kylie goes back to school

Kylie Minogue took some time out of her bizzy NYC schedule to pay a visit to PS22 school in Staten Island, NY to do a little singin’ with the 5th graders there. The PS22 Chorus is no stranger to performing with superstar performers (like Tori Amos, among others) but I’m sure they were quite happy to add Kylie to their list of famous collaborators. Here are a few photos of Kylie performing with the kids from the PS22 Chorus:

Get ready for something REALLY special!! Today the PS22 Chorus hosted a visit from the AMAZING Ms. Kylie Minogue, who made a special trip out to Staten Island to spend some time with the kids! Kylie has been a long time fan of PS22, tweeting about the kids on more than one occasion, so it’s safe to say that everybody was extremely psyched for this collaboration! [T]he kids joined Kylie on her mega-hit, “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” which we recreated PS22 style! Kylie blew us away with her incredible vocals on this acoustic rendition! The kids sound haunting and yet somehow are having a blast at the same time! … I can’t say enough great things about Kylie! She is truly a wonderful spirit and completely enchanted us all, kids and grown-up types alike!! Speaking of which, big thanks to Mr. Eberle for his amazing guitar work and to Ms. Lisa for her spectacular video footage!! Also much thanks to Ms. Laurie (and again Ms. Lisa) for the fantastic pics!!

Kylie + kids = OMFG SO CUTE!! After the jump, check out videos of Kylie‘s performance with the kids of the PS22 ChorusMore »

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Jessica Simpson Shows Of Her Engagement Bling

Here Comes the Bride-To-Be

Yesterday we learned the happy and somewhat surprising news that Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson — her *just divorced* boyfriend of about 6 months — have gotten themselves engaged to be married. Today, we get our first look at Jessica‘s sparkly new engagement bling which she happily showed off at an in-store appearance at a Dillard’s department store in Overland Park, KS over the weekend … behold:

Jessica Simpson showed off her brand new Neil Lane engagement ring at Dillard’s department store in Kansas City on Saturday as she was promoting her clothing line. Her boyfriend of five months, Eric Johnson, proposed to Simpson with a three-stone ring that features a central ruby flanked by two diamonds. “She was in a really good mood,” an eyewitness at the store tells PEOPLE. “She was very friendly and sweet. She signed autographs and seemed to have a great time.” Only a few weeks ago, the singer, 30, gushed about her beau, 31, to PEOPLE – but didn’t want to “jinx” their relationship. “He’s the one for me right now!” she said. “I’m very happy! I’m in a great place, and if right now could last forever, I’d take it.”

While I still think it’s a bit too soon for Jessica and Eric to be getting married (especially since he’s only been divorced from his wife for a couple of months and the couple have only been dating for half a year), I do wish them all the happiness and luck in the world! Every couple is different and if they feel ready for marriage then more power to them. I just hope, for Jessica‘s sake, that she is not rushing into anything too quickly … with her track record for heartbreak, I’d hate for her to have to endure another painful break-up. Let’s send the happy couple all the congrats in the world … and wish them a very happily ever after.

[Photo credit: Wireimage; Source]

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Rihanna Flips On The Xmas Lights In London

Xmas time is here again

Rihanna made an in-person appearance at a Westfield Shopping Centre in London, England this week to do the honors of turning on the Xmas lights to officially kick off the Xmas shopping season. Yes folks, it is apparently Xmas time already. Ri Ri, with red Kool-Aid hair blazin’, rocked the red carpet before she did any actual light switch flipping … behold:

Pop star Rihanna said she loves London and wants a house in the capital as she switched on the Christmas lights at a shopping centre. Wearing a red silk skirt, grey corset and a white bow in her hair, the singer cheered as the lights marked the official launch of the festive season. She was joined on stage at the Westfield shopping centre in London’s Shepherd’s Bush by children from charity Help a London Child. Barbados-born Rihanna, 22, said she “loves Christmas time” because she “loves gift-wrapping” presents for family and friends. “I’m very excited to be in London, and surprised that so many people have turned out to see me. I love London, maybe one day I’d like to have a home here,” she added. Hundreds of red roses and dazzling pyrotechnic displays lined the stage where Rihanna was joined by TV presenter George Lamb.

Despite the fact that a great many of us, me included, ARE NOT READY FOR XMAS just yet it would seem that we are being steamrolled right into the holiday season whether we like it or not. The huge Xmas tree has already been put in place at The Grove here in LA and I’m pretty sure that cities all over the world are hoping to squeeze as much money as they can out of Xmas this year and are also jumping the gun on Xmas ’10 as well … but … I digress. After the jump, check out video from Rihanna‘s Xmas lights ceremony in London this week and try to get into the Xmas spirit — I guess … More »

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Shannen Doherty Releases & Signs Her New Book

One 'Badass' Author

Back in April we first learned that Shannen Doherty was planning the release of her first book and this week, that book is now available for purchase in stores. Shannen was on hand to do an in-store booksigning of her new book Badass: A Hard-Earned Guide to Living Life with Style and (the Right) Attitude at the Borders Books & Music in Columbus Circle in NYC, NY last night … behold:

There have been a rash of new celebrity written books (both Nicole Richie and Hilary Duff recently released new novels) but Shannen‘s book is a more personal, non-fiction tome. I can’t help but be intrigued by Shannen‘s book … I’ve yet to pick up a copy but I deffo plan to. I’ve been a big Shannen Doherty fan for years, it’ll be pretty cool to read her very own book. Are any of y’all plannin’ on procuring Badass now that it’s available?

[Photo credit: Wireimage]

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Tim Gunn Weighs In On The Season 8 Finale Of ‘Project Runway’

"Nina and Michael are smoking enough [crack] for all of us"

Last Thursday Lifetime TV aired the finale episode of, IMHO, the WORST season of Project Runway in the show’s 8 season life and I was so insulted and offended as a fan by the outcome of the final judging that I couldn’t even blog about the outcome because I felt so let down by a show that I once loved so fiercely. Entertainment Weekly posted an inspired episode recap HERE that really spoke for me and, I’m sure, many of the loyal PR fans who felt slighted by the outcome of this most recent season of the show. Curiously, judges Nina Garcia and Michael Kors (the ones responsible for choosing the winning designer this season) canceled interviews to discuss the finale of Project Runway (most notably, they canceled an interview with Entertainment Weekly) and, in fact, no one involved with the show wants to talk about or defend what I feel was the WORST judging mistake in Project Runway history. The amazing Tim Gunn, tho, did go on the record … kinda … about the outcome of this season of Project Runway in comments he made at a Kate Spade event in Pennsylvania over the weekend:

After the jump, check out video of Tim Gunn‘s comments about the season 8 finale outcome of Project RunwayMore »

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Shirley Manson Confirms A New Garbage Album & Tour

She also reveals the identity of her new husband

Back in February Shirley Manson revealed on Facebook that her band Garbage had started recording new music together. In May the Scottish goddess revealed the she secretly got married to an American whose identity she refused to disclose. This week, Manson made an in-person appearance at University of the West of Scotland and not only confirmed that a new Garbage album is on the way but she also revealed the identity of her new hubby:

Scottish singer Shirley Manson showed off her new husband for the first time yesterday. Manson appeared alongside US record producer Billy Bush in Paisley to talk to students at the University of the West of Scotland. In May, she told TV host Craig Ferguson that she had wed an American at a secret ceremony in Las Vegas, but until yesterday she been coy about revealing her new spouse’s identity. Grammy-nominated Bush has worked with bands including Green Day, Limp Bizkit, Korn and Muse. Edinburgh-born Manson, 44, who was previously married to sculptor Eddie Farrell, also confirmed she was recording a new album with her band Garbage. “I’m working on a record right now with the band. We’ve recorded quite a lot but it’s difficult to quantify,” she said. “It’s the first one in a long time. I took about five years off. I’d like to do some touring next year.” She did not elaborate on the musical direction of the new album or when it would be released. “We’re just winging it right now,” she said. Rumours of a new release had been circulating since Manson hinted in February that she had been spending time in a recording studio. The couple were in Paisley to give career advice to commercial music students. The secret of success, Manson revealed, was for artists to talk through their disagreements – and share the proceeds. “When you get into a band, whether you are – the main writer or whatever – split the money equal ways. Then you will have a happy band. They are doing the same work as you.” Bush warned students that the road to musical success was long and hard. He said: “There’s two things you have to accept in this industry. One is poverty and the other is failure. There’s a huge element of failure.”

Hot damn! This is great news. I was encouraged by the news last February that Garbage was back in the recording studio … but there had been nary a peep from them since so I was starting to lose hope that a new album was coming. I am SO thrilled to learn that not only can we expect a new album but a tour as well. And now that we know who Shirley got married to, I think we can send the happy couple all our love and congrats one more time. Shirley Manson may not give us news all the time but when she does, it’s the best news ever. Wee! Any Garbage fans out there? Who’s excited for a new album?!


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