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Superstar Beyoncé and her mother Tina Knowles were on hand at a ribbon cutting ceremony in Brooklyn, NY yesterday to officially open the Beyoncé Cosmetology Center which will operate at The Phoenix House — a residential substance abuse treatment center to help troubled young people turn their lives around. Here is a photo of the newly opened center and some deets about the ceremony yesterday:
The president of Brooklyn has declared Beyonce an official Brooklynite. Borough President Marty Markowitz said Beyonce is a Brooklynite by marriage and by moxie. Beyonce’s husband, Jay-Z, is from Brooklyn. The superstar visited the New York City borough Friday for the opening of the Beyonce Cosmetology Center at a residential substance abuse treatment center. The Phoenix House offers programs for residents in carpentry, building maintenance, computer technology and culinary arts. Beyonce said she thought it also should have more programs geared toward women. She said her mother’s Houston salon helped so many people feel good about themselves and better their lives. Beyonce first spent time at Phoenix House when preparing for the role of Etta James in the 2008 film, Cadillac Records.
While I certain the haters will have something snarky to say about Beyoncé opening up a beauty school but I think it’s really fantastic that she would want to be a part of such an important place for troubled people. Beyoncé is a role model to so many people … here, she can also be an inspiration for rehabilitated folks to turn their lives around. After the jump, check out a few photos of B, mama T and others at the ribbon-cutting ceremony at The Phoenix House yesterday … More »
Live and in person
The Paley Center for Media here in Los Angeles hosted a special night of their annual PaleyFest in honor of the amazing Showtime series Dexter last night. Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Julie Benz and more came out to the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, CA to participate in the on-stage panel last night and everyone was lookin’ fine. Here is a group shot of the Dexter stars who came out for the PaleyFest event last night and some POSSIBLY SPOILERY deets from their discussion … read on at your own peril:
Is it September yet? With six months standing between now and the season five premiere of Dexter, I tried to pry some serious scoop out of Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter and the rest of the gang—begging didn’t work, and neither did bribing!—and while they were tightlipped, I did manage to learn a thing or two about what’s to come while moderating the show panel at Paley Fest Thursday night. We also learned how Michael’s health is now, and watched him and his real-life wife Jennifer answer a question about their marriage for the first time. Spoiler Alert! If you have still haven’t seen the Dexter season four finale, please look no further. All of what you’ll see after the jump will definitely ruin it for you. Here are the highlights you Dexter fans need to know …
After the jump, read some of the spoilery deets that were discussed last night (courtesy of E!) and see a bunch of really fun photos of the individual castmembers in attendance last night … More »
Posted under: 'Dexter', Brando Eston, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, Desmond Harrington, Jennifer Carpenter, Julie Benz, Lauren Vélez, Michael C. Hall, PaleyFest, The Paley Center for Media
Tea Time comes early
Last night the principal stars of the new movie version of Alice In Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton, surprised fans online and in person by appearing at a fan event sponsored by Disney and My Space at the Hollywood and Highland Complex in Hollywood, CA to preview the film and the film’s soundtrack. As you might imagine, Johnny Depp (who plays The Mad Hatter in Wonderland) garnered the biggest cheers from the crowd when he was brought out on stage:
The anticipation is building for the release of Tim Burton’s fantastical Alice in Wonderland and fans of the movie were treated to a sneak preview of the film AND a special surprise appearance from Johnny Depp Friday night in Hollywood. Looking dashing in his trademark tinted glasses and a scarf, Johnny Depp was greeted by deafening screams as he stood on stage at the Alice in Wonderland Fan Event at the Hollywood and Highland complex. Depp plays the Mad Hatter in the film and he was joined by director Tim Burton and fellow co-stars Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska, Crispin Glover, Michael Sheen, Matt Lucas and Anne Hathaway. Sponsored by MySpace, the event featured performances from four featured artists who performed their songs from the soundtrack “Almost Alice.” Rocking out to a packed audience, 3OH!3, Metro Station, Kerli and Never Shout Never ramped up the anticipation for the appearance of the film’s stars. The 3D fantasy adventure Alice in Wonderland hits theaters on March 5.
Disney had been hyping last night’s event all day long on Twitter … to be honest, had I known the event would feature the stars in person, I might’ve braved the rain to attend myself. After the jump, check out photos of some of the other Wonderland stars on stage last night … More »
Here's your chance!!
Have you ever DREAMED of getting your party on in Atlantic City, NJ with — oh, I dunno — Lindsay Lohan? Well, your DREAMS can finally come true!! After L. Lo‘s rough year of trainwreckness, it appears that she is back to doing what she does best … partying. And come Februrary 20, you can partake in all the fun!!
Date: Saturday, February 20th, 2010
Time: 10:00 PM
Venue: The Pool After Dark
Lindsay Lohan @ The Pool After Dark
with DJ SL
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Doors open at 10 p.m.
Who is Lindsay Lohan?
Lindsay Lohan is an actress, model, and pop singer. Lohan started in show business as a child fashion model. She made her motion picture debut in Disney’s 1998 remake of The Parent Trap and continued her acting career in movies such as, Freaky Friday, Mean Girls and Herbie: Fully Loaded. She also guest starred in the TV series Ugly Betty. Lohan launched a second career in pop music in 2004 with the album Speak and followed up with A Little More Personal (Raw) in 2005.
For more information and images, please visit, http://www.myspace.com/lindsaylohan
Er … I think they need to update that bio bit … if she’s still pimpin’ out movies like The Parent Trap and Mean Girls, that’s pretty sad. Also, I think mentioning her very brief stint on Ugly Betty is a bit of a stretch. But, I digress … if YOU would like to get up close and personal with Lindsay Lohan and you’re in the New Jersey area — here is your chance!! Act now before it’s too late!! Or … you know, you could take a pass and wait for someone more interesting to visit Atlantic City. I wonder if Snooki has any plans to be in the area anytime soon?
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You betta 'Work it!'
Last Friday we heard from RuPaul herself that her new book Workin’ It! was being released in stores this week and last night, Ru was on hand at the Borders in Columbus Circle in NYC, NY to sign copies of that new book for fans. Here are a few photos of RuPaul at the booksigning last night:
I love me some RuPaul and while I love Ru when she’s all prettied up with high wigs and fab clothes, I don’t really mind so much when Ru is out of drag. But I’m not sure I’m feeling this mustache that he has got going on in these photos. Mebbe it needs to be blonde? I’m not sure. But I digress … as I mentioned last week, I was lucky enough to secure a copy of Workin’ It! and I gotta tell you, if you are a RuPaul fan then you must get this book. The book lays out all of Ru‘s fabulous style secrets and explains the process of being the most fabulous drag queen of all. I’m not sure if RuPaul will be doing any other booksignings in the weeks to come but be on the lookout … he may come to YOUR town soon.
[Photo credit: Splash News]
Posted under: 'Workin' It!', RuPaul
Officially launch adidas Originals 'Star Wars' Collection
In late December we learned that adidas is launching a new Originals Collection based on the world of Star Wars and earlier today, Snoop Dogg joined Darth Vader and his minions of the Empire in NYC to officially launch the collection of clothing and footwear. Here are a few photos from the event in Times Square earlier today:
Snoop Dogg marched through Times Square with Darth Vader and a bunch of Stormtroopers earlier today. Because what else are you going to come up with when you have a big bag of chronic and are pondering a marketing plan for a Star Wars-based footwear/clothing collection? Later in the day Racked reported that Snoops Troops made it to the Adidas store in SoHo… and R2D2 even made a cameo!
I am SO in love with this collection of Star Wars kicks from adidas … and I think it is the bomb dizzle that Snoop D-O Double G has signed on to help promote the collection. Imma hafta get my izzle bizzle in gizzle, my nizzles and buy up these shoes before they sell the fizzle out. Okay, I’ll stop now … but still, Snoop + Darth = Too Much Awesome.
[Photo credit: INFdaily; Source]
The Heat is on ... sale
So … I guess Beyoncé is really serious about this new celebrity fragrance that she plans to peddle to fans because after it was announced in December that the perfume called Beyoncé Heat was on the way, she released a video commercial for the stuff this past weekend and last night she appeared at an in-person event to officially launch the fragrance:
This Catch the Fever event was held in NYC, NY last night and, as you can see, B was all smiles. You may recall that the commercial we saw last weekend for Beyoncé Heat features the song Fever and the phrase Catch the Fever … and now we learn the event was called Catch the Fever … so I gotta wonder why she didn’t call the damn stuff Fever in the first place. I suppose there is already a fragrance called Fever so Beyoncé had to go with Heat or something like that. Confusing. In the end, it really boils down to what the perfume smells like. I suppose there is a certain segment of the population that might want to smell like Beyoncé‘s Heat. Are YOU a part of that segment of the population?
[Photo credit: Wireimage]
Basically, it's a bigger iPhone
Engadget is providing a live blog feed from the Apple event taking place today where president Steve Jobs is announcing the release of the much-anticipated, much-ballyhooed and much-speculated about device we now know is called the iPad. Here are a few photos that give us our first look at this new device, which Apple hopes will revolutionize mobile computing:
Click HERE to follow along with Engadget‘s live blog from the event (which auto-refreshes every 30 seconds). When it’s all said and done, I’ll update this post with specifics.
After the jump, check out official photos of the iPad and read the deets about this “magical” new Apple device … More »
Posted under: iPad, Steve Jobs
As we all should know by now, The Runways biopic debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this past Sunday night but today we learn that principal stars Kristen Stewart (who plays Joan Jett) and Dakota Fanning (who plays Cherie Currie) participated in a short Q&A with fans and reporters after the film’s Sundance premiere and we get to watch a short video clip from it:
I must warn you, tho, K. Stew‘s painfully obvious uncomfortableness with public speaking makes it very difficult to watch this video clip without your wanting to cringe every other second. Her fidgety demeanor and odd manner really makes it truly painful to watch … which is exactly why you gotta watch. Check it out after the jump … More »