Angelina Jolie, a United Nations goodwill ambassador, is in Libya today as part of a 48-hour visit with aid groups providing relief to refugees in Tripoli and Misrata. She’s meeting with groups including UNHCR and Medecins Sans Frontieres, as well as personally making hospital visits. Says the actress: “I have come to Libya for a variety of reasons, to see a country in transition at every level and to witness efforts to fully realize the promise of the Arab Spring. The country faces a host of challenges, including internally displaced people, refugees, rule of law, security, sanitation, education, health and other humanitarian needs. All of these pieces must be delivered and coordinated properly in an environment of reconciliation and justice.” While it’s her first trip to Libya, she’s met with displaced Libyans earlier this year. [Source]
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Hold on to your hats (and very big wigs), folks, because Lifetime TV has got some big news coming our way. The network, famous for it’s schmaltzy Lifetime TV Movies, has announced that it is producing a made-for-tv movie remake of Steel Magnolias! And, not only that, but that the remake will feature an all African-American cast! Want the deets? Read on below. More »
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Back in August we inadvertently learned that Madonna is planning to launch a world tour next year in support of her new album, due out in the Spring. Today we reportedly and, again, inadvertently learn when that tour will begin … that is, if the leaked tour memo below is to be believed. An anonymous source leaked a Live Nation document that reportedly gives many details about Madonna‘s as yet announced tour. It looks real enough but … then again, these things are easily faked. Click below and see what you think. More »
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Taylor Swift continues to rack up the accolades as today we learn that the young country-pop singer has been chosen by Billboard magazine as their Woman of the Year this year. With this honor, Taylor becomes the youngest artist to achieve this award … which is pretty impressive, if you ask me. Taylor will be honored this December at the Billboard Women in Music event … click below to read the deets. More »
Last month we got our first look at the album artwork for Justin Bieber‘s upcoming new Xmas album Under the Mistletoe. As you may recall, the cover featured the Biebs bathed in fake, Photoshopped snow. Today we get to check out a behind the scenes video from the set of Bieber‘s new music video for the single Mistletoe and — yep, you guessed it — more fake snow. But this time, Bieber is sharing the fakeness with a lovely young lady. Check out the clip below. More »
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About a week ago, Ryan Adams announced that he would be playing a tiny show at the Masonic Lodge inside the Hollywood Forever Cemetery … and last night, David and I got to attend the show. Without question, last night’s performance was THE best Ryan Adams show I have ever seen … and I’ve been to quite a few shows. Not only was the special venue a treat but we got to enjoy just Ryan, his guitar and piano … and that’s it. It was an AMAZING show. More »
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Last Friday Apple founder Steve Jobs lost his battle with cancer and passed away at the age of 56 but today we learn the actual cause of his death. According to the newly released medical report, Jobs died due to respiratory arrest which was brought about by a pancreatic tumor. Ugh, so sad. The Jobs family released a statement last week that revealed that Steve “died peacefully” while surrounded by family and I honestly hope that is true … because respiratory arrest does not sound very peaceful at all. More »
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Last week we learned via Rihanna‘s official Facebook profile that her new album, due out in mere weeks, has been titled Talk That Talk. Today, again courtesy of Ri Ri‘s Facebook, we get our first look at the album cover artwork. Talk That Talk will be released in both standard and deluxe editions … each with their own cover. Click below to check them out. More »
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Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, who are rumored to be estranged in the wake of a tabloid report that the couple have split due to Ashton‘s alleged cheating, have reunited again and were spotted this weekend on a camping retreat vacation together. It’s unclear exactly why the couple went on this Kabbalah Centre-sponsored retreat but it is assumed that the couple may be trying to repair their troubled marriage … or, you know, mebbe they just wanted to go camping. Click below to check out photos of the couple in the wilderness together and read some reported deets about their little excursion. More »