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Listen: Kylie Minogue, ‘Aphrodite’ Mega-Mix

Just a taste

Yesterday we got to see photos and video from Kylie Minogue‘s appearance at Splash Bar in NYC late Friday night/early Saturday morning and today we get to see video that features a few snippets from her upcoming new album Aphrodite (due out next month). Kylie debuted a mega-mix of song snippets from her new album and an industrious fan managed to record it on video UPDATED with a studio version of the mega-mix:

I realize the sound quality isn’t the best but we do get to hear some of what the album will sound like when it gets released in just a few weeks. Kylie is always so good to her fans, I’m not surprised at all that she was happy to preview tracks from her new album. This is a great tease for what is sure to be a FANTASTIC album. I can’t wait to hear all of the songs in full … but, for now, this mega-mix video is a nice treat.

[Source, thanks Simon]

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Conan O’Brien Returns To TV On November 8, 2010

The new king of TBS?

Conan O’Brien and George Lopez were among the stars of the TBS network to appear at a Turner Entertainment Network upfront event in NYC earlier today to promote their selling power to advertisers. Conan performed live on stage at the Hammerstein Ballroom as part of the pitch … and he also announced that his new late night talk show will debut on TBS on November 8. Here are a few photos from and some deets about today’s TEN event:

In the end, Conan O’Brien will have been gone from the airwaves for 289 days: the time between his final “Tonight Show” episode and the launch of his TBS late-night program. O’Brien’s new show will debut Monday, November 8, according to multiple news reports. The announcement was made at the TBS upfront presentation Wednesday (May 19) at the Hammerstein Theatre in New York City. O’Brien himself was on hand for the event, cracking jokes and even breaking into song. “The plot to ‘Lost’ is more plausible than my last year at NBC,” he quipped at one point. “I really believe in cable television,” he continued. “I do not want to live in a country with less than five ESPN networks.” The floppy-haired comedian also busted into a revamped version of Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again,” changing the lyrics to croon, “I just want to be on my own show again.” Not for 173 more days, CoCo! That his new show will air on TBS, rather than Fox, came as a huge surprise to even media insiders when it was announced in April. O’Brien’s reps were deep in negotiations with Fox until the talk-show host made a stunning reversal and decided to take his talents to cable. The show will air Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. ET/PT. “Lopez Tonight,” which currently airs at 11 p.m., will shift to midnight. “Conan has been the comedic voice for a generation,” Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks, said at the time. “TBS already has a huge audience of young comedy lovers, and Conan’s show will give these fans even more reasons to watch our network.” During Wednesday’s upfront, Conan joked to his new boss, “Steve, thanks for the blank creative check … you fool!”

At last! We have a date to circle on our calendars for Conan‘s return to late night TV. Altho November 8 seems like a long time away, I know we’ll be talking about his TBS debut in no time. I have to hand it to TBS for pulling off this coup to snag Conan … I think he is going to do wonders for their network. Coupled with George Lopez, Conan is sure to make waves in the late night battle for ratings. I can’t wait to see how it all plays out.

[Photo credit: Wireimage; Source]

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Kellan Lutz Shows Off His Undies At Macy’s

Mighty Whities

Twilight actor and Calvin Klein Underwear model Kellan Lutz made a special in-person appearance at Macy’s department store in Herald Square here in NYC, NY yesterday to promote CK Underwear by showing off the CK Underwear that he wore to the event:

Very unfortunately, Kellan did not strip down to his skivvies to show off his undies but he was so kind as to give himself a wedgie to show ‘em off. I understand that Kellan was sweet enough to sign boxes of underwear for and pose with the folks who came out to see him at Macy’s yesterday. I guess since he is waiting to hear whether or not he’ll be featured in the upcoming Twilight film Breaking Dawn, he might as well keep himself bizzy with his other money-making endeavors.

[Photo credit: Splash News]

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Eminem & Jay-Z Announce Massive Hometown Concerts

The two rap giants will play Detroit and NYC in September

Rap superstars Eminem and Jay-Z made a joint appearance at Comerica Park (home of the Detroit Tigers baseball team) in Detroit, MI last night during the Tigers vs. Yankees game to announce plans for two massive concerts to take place this September at Comerica Park in Detroit (Em‘s hometown) and at Yankee Stadium NYC (Jay‘s hometown). Here are photos from their appearance/announcement last night and the deets of what went down:

In a summer that’s already overflowing with superstar concerts, hometown rapper Eminem — with some help from an out-of-town friend — is set to deliver what may be the season’s biggest concert event. Eminem and Jay-Z will perform together Sept. 2 at Comerica Park, the pair announced Wednesday during the Detroit Tigers-New York Yankees game at Comerica Park. They will trade off and play Yankee Stadium in Jay-Z’s hometown of New York on Sept. 13. Em and Jay-Z — each sporting their respective team’s logo — made the announcement live on Fox Sports Detroit during the top of the fourth inning, following an announcement on ESPN during the game’s national broadcast. “(We’re) just trying to find ways we can collaborate and stretch the genre out of hip-hop and make it large,” Jay-Z said. “Playing stadiums, that’s new for hip-hop” … The Detroit concert — which Em teased on his Twitter account early Wednesday — will mark Eminem’s biggest hometown show since he performed at Comerica Park in 2005 … Jay-Z, meanwhile, performed a sold-out show at the Palace of Auburn Hills in March. He also performed at Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center in October 2009, a month after the release of his “Blueprint 3″ album. The Comerica Park show is the only outdoor stadium concert booked in Metro Detroit this summer. Ticket information is not yet available. Wednesday’s concert announcement coincided with the news that “Not Afraid,” the first single from Eminem’s new album “Recovery,” will debut at No. 1 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. “Not Afraid” marks only the 16th time a song has debuted at No. 1 in the nearly 52-year history of the chart. The song is Eminem’s third No. 1 song on the Hot 100, following “Lose Yourself” and “Crack a Bottle.” “Recovery” is due out June 22.

This is just … fantastic news!! Detroit Rock City always gets the biggest acts to play the biggest shows and this show may be the biggest yet. Eminem and Jay-Z are the biggest rappers in the game, a show where they co-headline is bound to be epic. I’m telling you right now, I’m gonna do everything I can to be at the Detroit show on September 2 … count on it. After the jump, check out video of Em and Jay‘s announcement on ESPN last night to hear the deets straight from the guys themselves … More »

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Helen Mirren Gets Immortalized In Wax

Even better than the real thing?

Famed British actress Helen Mirren is the latest celeb immortalized in wax by Madam Tussaud’s Wax Musuem. Mirren was on hand for an in-person appearance at Madam Tussaud’s in London, England this week for the unveiling of the wax effigy created in her honor. I have to say, I love me some Helen Mirren but … this is one of those rare occasions where the wax statue kinda looks better than the real person:

Helen Mirren’s famous name in showbiz has been honored with a wax figure at Madame Tussauds in London, England. On Tuesday, May 11, the actress has revealed the replica of her for the first time, accompanied by her director husband Taylor Hackford. Wearing a red dress, the 64-year-old beauty poses next to the art work which is dressed in a long black gown. Taylor later joins her to admire the wax figure and lands a kiss on the cheek of the replica while Helen acts like she is angry to him. Helen Mirren was recently named one of the most beautiful women in the world on the list compiled by Wizard Jeans. She secured the sixth position, while the top spot was snatched by Spanish beauty Penelope Cruz.

Kudos to the artisans at Madame Tussaud’s because they have truly outdone themselves this time. Helen is a beautiful women, I really love her entirely … but this wax statue is really damn good. When I first found the photos, I thought the Helen in the black dress was the real Helen. We’ve seen some funky wax statues before but this one has to be among the best ever. What do y’all think … is this a wax statue worth of representing Helen Mirren?

[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]

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Betty White Gets ‘Naked’ For Pink’s Hot Dogs

Pink's is the new Dog

Betty White, who is EPICALLY featured on the cover of the current Oregon free weekly magazine The Portland Mercury, was on hand to cut the ribbon and officially open a new Pink’s Hot Dogs store on the Universal City Walk in Universal City, CA. Pink’s Hot Dogs stand (at La Brea and Melrose Aves.) has been an LA institution for about 70 years and has finally decided to open a new location in Universal City … Betty was chosen not only as the official ribbon-cutter but she was also on hand to debut her very own Pink’s hot dog — called the Betty Naked in the City Hot Dog. Here are a couple photos from yesterday’s event:

Emmy award-winning actress Betty White got “naked” Monday at Universal CityWalk. The 88 year old actress didn’t bare it all for T.V. cameras; she got naked in the form of a new hot dog named in her honor at “Pink’s” hot dogs. The “Betty `Naked’ in the City’ Hot Dog” has no toppings and no enhancements and Betty likes it that way — plain. “The weenie is so good, I have the weenie and the bun, and so they said, `Well, it’s a naked hot dog,”‘ White joked about the dog’s suggestive name. “And I wish they had never thought of that.” Proceeds from the day’s sales will support the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services’ animal shelters. White is a longtime supporter of a variety of efforts on behalf of animals. Pink’s new location at Universal CityWalk is the first in the San Fernando Valley. Pink’s, which first opened at its original location on La Brea Avenue in Hollywood 70 years ago, continues to be a Southern California staple and popular hot dog emporium.

Are you kidding me? Two of my favorite things EVER on Earth together at last?? Pink’s Hot Dogs AND Betty White? How amazing is that. Betty had herself a great time at yesterday’s event, chompin’ all up on her very own dog — after the jump, check out a few photos of Betty enjoying her new signature hot dog with relishMore »

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Heidi Montag Hits The Pool In Las Vegas


The quite literally overinflated Hills star Heidi Montag was on hand to make an in-person appearance at the opening event for the new Liquid Pool and Lounge at the Aria Resort and Casino in the City Center entertainment complex in Las Vegas, NV yesterday afternoon. As you can see from the photos below, Heidi had all of her cosmetic surgery upgrades on full display at yesterday’s event … check ‘em out:

On Friday, we got to see the new promo photos for the upcoming 6th and final season of The Hills and got a pretty good look at what Heidi has done surgically to her face. These photos show, very plainly, what she has done to her breasts. I managed to find a special plug-in tool for Adobe Photoshop CS 4 and with it I’ve been able to use an x-ray effect on Heidi‘s chest to show what exactly she has implanted in her breasts to make them look this bulbous. Find out what she is hiding inside her chest after the jump … More »

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A ‘Moonlit’ Night

The TV Guide

Last night David and I met up with our friends Josh and Emma for a fun Happy Hour at Marix in West Hollywood, CA before we made our way to Book Soup to attend a book-signing event there for our dear friend and author Christopher Rice:

It was really great to see so many folks come out to support our boy last night. He gave a stunning reading of his newly released book The Moonlit Earth before he signed books for everyone in attendance. After the jump, check out some of the photos I snapped at last night’s event … More »

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Jennifer Hudson Shows Off Her New Body By Weight Watchers


Last week it was announced that Academy Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson has been tapped to be the new spokesperson for Weight Watchers and at an in-person appearance event in NYC last Thursday, J. Hud revealed her new look to the assembled press … and da-yum, does she look good!

The secret behind Jennifer Hudson’s amazing body after baby? Weight Watchers. In fact, the new mom revealed she’s the new spokesperson for the company today. “With Weight Watchers I am enjoying the weight loss because I’m doing it the right way I feel empowered with what I’ve learned, everything from portion control to what foods will help keep me satisfied,” said the 28-year-old singer-actress. “It’s a lifestyle change, not a diet.” The Oscar-winning actress who has a 7-month-old son, David Daniel Otunga Jr., with her fiancé David Otunga, 28, also likes how the diet fits into her busy lifestyle. “I can follow the plan no matter where I am, still enjoy my favorite foods and even use the iPhone app to track my points,” she said. Hudson is no stranger to publicly discussing her weight: After being called “the big girl” as a contestant on “American Idol,” the singer transformed her body for her Oscar winning turn as Effie in “Dreamgirls” by packing on more than 20 lbs. with a diet of “cakes and cookies and lots of friend food,” she told PEOPLE. She later lost the weight for the premiere of the film. Past celebrities who have represented Weight Watchers include Jenny McCarthy, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson and Lynn Redgrave.

Wow … she really does look fantastic! I can’t think of a more fitting, more beautiful spokesperson for Weight Watchers. If sticking to the program can make J. Hud look this good, I’m certain that a whole host of people out there will turn to the service to try and better manage their weight as well. To be honest, I’ve always thought that Jennifer Hudson was a beauty but … know she’s a bona fide knock out!

[Photo credit: Wireimage; Source]

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‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’ Releases A First Movie Trailer

Also gets promoed at WonderCon 2010

Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter were among the stars who attended WonderCon 2010 in San Francisco, CA this weekend to promote their wares to the fans in attendance at the annual comic book, science fiction, and motion picture convention. This year, Milla and Ali were on hand to promote their upcoming sequel film Resident Evil: Afterlife which is due to hit theaters this September … behold:

As you might expect from these sorts of fan conventions, the ladies were there to talk up their new movie, answer very specific questions from the audience and just look hot for the fans. There were also there to introduce the first movie trailer for this new Resident Evil film — which YOU can watch in full, after the jump … More »

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