Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Auctioned off were a “Naughty Night” at the penthouse suite of the midtown Goth and fetish Night Hotel and a night on the town with Scottish actor/ producer Alan Cumming of Golden Eye and Cabaret fame. A walk-on in adult star turned filmmaker Candida Royalle’s next erotic film drew the top dollar ($2,000) bid from a twenty-something female who wasn’t sure she’d get naked for the role “because she works in a bank.”The glitzy event was at the Angel Orenz Foundation on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a neo-Gothic former synagogue now a hip center of education and culture in New York City.
ANNE MORRONE, from Toronto, looks to be the first artist in far too long with nothing BAD to write about. She, along with her producer SAB RAVALLI, were down in New York at last week's CUTTING ROOM party for celeb-author MARK BEGO, and literally charmed everyone ... from hostess-MARY WILSON( who actually invited her onstage at one point ) to KEN DASHOW from Q104.3,
Her debut CD, WALK THIS WORLD (Attack Records/Universal) will be released in September, and under the careful and watchful tutelage of PR-guru DAVID SALIDOR and producer MARK BERRY, has thus far presented herself as a major new vocalist on the contemporary music scene. One track off the CD, "Burning", has already elicited a major wave of excitement. from radio and the clubs, and, Salidor and Berry are carefully crafting a real program to properly introduce her to the masses. A club-tour will be launched in late-August, which will include The Hampton's, Fire Island, and NYC. The track will also be showing up on several summer-TV shows and a video is on its way. So, can an artist without any controversy really happen? Says Salidor, "In all my years of doing this, absolutely ... when it's someone like an Anne Morrone."
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
A poster of BRITNEY SPEARS in New Zealand have been scrapped, after locals complained the billboard showing the star climbing out of a car with her modesty barely covered was "degrading".The photograph of Spears was taken in Hollywood late last year, when the Toxic singer got out of a car without wearing any underwear. Her genitals on the billboard were covered up by a pair of blue panties and carried the headline, Something Everyone Wants To See.The country’s Advertising Standards Agency received seven complaints about the advertisement for TV broadcaster Sky, and ruled the poster must come down because it is offensive to women.The agency decided the objections fell under the rule that advertisements should not use sex appeal in an exploitative or degrading manner to sell products.But Sky’s lawyers argued the image was used to demonstrate the fact that "people wouldn’t want to see ‘Britney’s bits’, but there was something they would want to see on Sky".They add, "There will always be advertisements which offend some people and it is accepted that each of the seven complainants has been offended."However, there will be many people in Auckland who have seen the billboard and have known the background and are not offended." Sky have been ordered to take down the poster on the Auckland railway bridge at the intersection of Parnell Rise and Stanley Street.
British pop star GEORGE MICHAEL has made a £1.45 million ($2.9 million) donation to the Virginia Tech University massacre victims - in the shape of a piano that once belonged to JOHN LENNON. Michael bought the piano - on which the former Beatle composed his hit song Imagine - for £1.45 million a few years back, and hopes his gift will help to promote peace at the campus, where 33 people died after student Seung-Hui Cho went on a killing spree in April. His spokesman confirmed the delivery of the piano and added, "George’s deepest wish is to imagine a world of peace, a world without violence."