Tuesday, September 30, 2008

PINK WANTS A MORE CULTURAL LIFESTYLE

Pink

Singing star Pink is determined to live a more culturally diverse life. The pop sensation wants to be fluent in French by the time she's 35. Pink, real name Alicia Moore, fell for the language of love after listening to late iconic French singer Edith Piaf. And the 29-year-old singer was so moved that she signed up for lessons and plans to be bilingual in just a couple of years. She says, "I was listening to a lot of French music, old singers like Edith Piaf. It was inspiring. "So I'm taking French classes and I've given myself a target of being fluent by the time I'm 35."

SIENNA MILLER WINS LAWSUIT OVER PHOTOS

British star Sienna Miller has won $27,750 in damages from a British newspaper over invasion of privacy claims regarding a set of photographs they published. Miller was furious when the Daily Star printed photographs of her in Los Angeles California on September 11, and she filed suit accusing publishing chiefs of violating her privacy. Miller has now accepted damages from the newspaper in an out-of-court settlement, and the newspaper's editors have also agreed to print an apology to the star. A statement from the Daily Star bosses reads, "On September 11th we published an article about the actress Sienna Miller. A photograph of Sienna in a building in Los Angeles accompanied the article. We accept, as we said in the article, that Ms. Miller was extremely harassed and distressed by persistent pursuit and intimidating tactics adopted by numerous paparazzi in seeking to obtain photographs of her, including the very photograph that we published. We apologize to Sienna for publishing this photograph." Miller is also currently in the middle of legal action against two other British tabloids and a photo agency. News International, the company that owns the News of the World and The Sun, and Big Pictures, over photographs taken of her and married actor Balthazar Getty on a yacht near Italy in July.
In December, Miller won a $65,000 payout in a separate case from the same two newspapers after they published "intrusive" photos of her.

KELLY OSBOURNE CHECKS FOR SEX DISEASES

Kelly Osbourne With Boyfriend Luke Worrell

Former reality show star Kelly Osbourne is very cautious about her health. She gets checked for sexually transmitted diseases four times a year.The daughter of rock icon Ozzy Osbourne is so paranoid about picking up an infection that she makes frequent visits to a clinic for tests. And although she insists she always practices safe sex, Osbourne prefers to get regular check-ups just to make sure she is OK. She tells Britain's New! magazine, "I'm not the kind of person who talks about my sex life, but I'm not afraid to talk about contraception. I go three, maybe four times a year to get tested (for sexually transmitted infections) and most of the time I don't even need to. I just go for peace of mind."

NAOMI CAMPBELL BLAME 9/11 FOR FIGHTS

Former model Naomi Campbell is blaming her fight with British Airways on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The bitch, was escorted off a BA plane and taken into custody at Heathrow Airport in April after spitting at a police officer during a fight over her luggage. She was subsequently sentenced to community service in London after admitting to the incident, but maintains she was provoked after being called a racial slur. And now Campbell, who had been a loyal BA customer until the fracas, insists she will never step on board another BA plane, claiming the 2001 terrorist attacks in America have changed air travel forever. She tells the Evening Standard, "I think after 9/11 you can't say anything anymore on a plane. I've flown British Airways for years, since I was a child. The stewardesses will tell you that I would get on a plane, put on the blanket and go to sleep. "I'll never fly that airline again, but nothings really lost. I did get my luggage. I was reunited with my (Yves Saint Laurent), and everything was cool."

MADONNA VISITS KABBALAH ONCE AGAIN

Sandra Bernhard

Madonna And David Banda


Our Buzz Foto photographer Justin Campbell is really on top of pop singing star Madonna. The devoted Kabbalahist, took her son David to another Roshashana service at the Kabbalah Center today in New York City. The service took place from 11:00am to 2:30pm. An insider said that Madonna's son sat on her lap the entire time instead of playing in the children's section! Sandra Bernhard was also in attendance but another insider said the two stars stayed far apart and never spoke to one another. Rumor has it, that they are no longer friends.

JANET JACKSON RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL

Janet Jackson

Pop star Janet Jackson has been released from a Montreal, Canada hospital after she was admitted to the emergency room with a mystery illness yesterday.The singer was rushed to the Royal Victoria Hospital on Monday night, just before she was due to take to the stage for her latest stop on her Rock Witchu tour. Janet "got suddenly ill" during a sound check and was taken to seek emergency medical attention. She was discharged after a brief consultation.Rebecca Burns, spokeswoman for the McGill University Health Centre, which operates the hospital, says, "Yesterday evening she was checked into the Royal Victoria Hospital and left a couple of hours later." The show in Montreal had to be postponed, with her representative blaming the cancellation on "production constraints". Further details of the star’s health problems have yet to be released, although sources close to the 42 year old’s boyfriend, music producer Jermaine Dupri, claim she has been suffering from exhaustion.The insider tells People.com, "A 42-year-old body can’t handle what a 22-year-old body can. I can tell you that she’s definitely tired. It was probably exhaustion. She is doing back-to-back, three-hour shows, and her body isn’t the same as it used to be." Jackson’s Rock Witchu tour is her first in seven years.

GOSSIP GIRL BLAKE LIVELY IN TIMES SQUARE

Blake Lively And John Patrick Amedori

Actor John Patrick Amedori kisses Blake Lively in the middle of Times Square on the set of Gossip Girl today in New York City. John is Blake's new love interest on the hit television show.

NICOLE RICHIE GETS HER LICENSE BACK

Former television reality show star Nicole Richie is driving once again after a year when she was convicted of driving under the influence (DUI). Nicole's license was officially changed from ’suspended’ to ‘restricted’ on September 19th, according to Los Angeles California Department of Motor Vehicles records. Richie served 82 minutes behind bars and had to undertake an 18-month anti-DUI course after she was caught driving the wrong way down a freeway ramp road. As a restricted license holder, Richie can now use her car for work-related activities.

REHAB STAR AMY WINEHOUSE SPEAKS OUT

Rehab singing star Amy Winehouse is speaking out about her troubled life, claiming she is "so sad" with the way things have turned out for her. Winehouse admitted her life is a "mess" in a very rare interview with Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, and she suggested her dreams were crumbling all around her. The singing icon has caused concern for her health over the last 12 months, with multiple trips to hospital and stints in rehab to try and battle her drinking and drug addictions. And Winehouse also spoke about her fears for 12-year-old goddaughter, Dionne Bromfield, who she gave a shambolic performance with at the Prince's Trust End of Summer Ball bash on Thursday, saying the girl reminds her of herself when she was a young aspiring singer.
She tells the publication, "When I look at Dionne she reminds me of myself. I used to be this little girl who liked Celine Dion and singing, this beautiful sweet girl with innocent dreams. "Look where I am now. Look what happened to my dreams. This isn't a life, I'm a mess, look at me. But this girl has everything ahead of her. She's so beautiful and she reminds me so much of myself."This beautiful happy girl, she is so much like I used to be. I don't want to leave her alone. I can't believe what has happened to me. I am so sad."The star faces police questioning after allegedly attacking a female fan at the event, after she reportedly lashed out at dancer Sherene Flash when she asked the star to pose for a photo.

BOY GEORGE STORMS OUT OF INTERVIEW

Former Culture Club singer Boy George, stormed out of an interview on live radio in England on Friday, after he was grilled on his famous drug taking past.The singing icon, ended the chat with Radio DJ Tony Lyman, when Lyman asked if there was a connection between his drug taking and the band splitting in 1986 and again in 2002.He told the presenter, "I really don't want to do this interview. ... I'm sorry but I'm just not doing it," and left the studio. Lyman tells CMU Music, "We were doing the interview via a studio link and I thought we'd got off to a good start. Boy George was giving some very honest answers. But then the air went dead, never a good thing in radio, and I realized he was gone."George was recently denied a visa to tour in the United States this year because of outstanding criminal charges in the United Kingdom. Speaking after canceling the tour, the star, whose real name is George O'Dowd, revealed he has been clean since the end of 2002.

PROJECT RUNWAY BARRED FROM MOVING

Tim Gunn And Heidi Klum

Television reality star Heidi Klum's "Project Runway" has been dealt another blow as it plans for a new season. A New York City judge has blocked the show's move to the Lifetime network.
The judge has issued a preliminary ruling against the Weinstein Company, which owns Lifetime, to prevent network bosses airing the sixth season of the hit program. Production of the new season is already underway and Lindsay Lohan has filmed her stint as a guest judge in the series opener, which was expected to air on Lifetime in January. The network picked up the show from NBC Universal-owned Bravo. A statement from NBC reads, "The overwhelming evidence demonstrated that The Weinstein Company violated NBC Universal's right of first refusal to future cycles of 'Project Runway.' After hearing all of the evidence, the court issued an order prohibiting The Weinstein Company from taking the show or any spin-off to Lifetime."A spokeswoman for the Weinstein Co. says, "It's unfortunate that the people hurt most by this ongoing dispute are the loyal fans of 'Project Runway.' In the meantime, Lifetime will pursue all measures to uphold its valid and binding agreement reached with The Weinstein Co." According to the spokeswoman, production on the sixth season will continue, while network bosses continue their legal battle, which is expected to return to court in November.

MADONNA AT NEW YORK KABBALAH SERVICE

David Banda With Nanny

Madonna

Madonna attends a special Kabbalah service with her son David Banda for Rosh Hashanah on yesterday in New York City. Little David had his nanny carrying him around while Madonna did not seem happy to see any photographers. A member of the religion took time out to comment on how "nice" and "down to earth" Madonna is. What ever floats your boat !

Photo By: Justin Campbell/BuzzFoto

Monday, September 29, 2008

RYAN PHILLIPPE'S NEW LOVE IS GOING GREAT

Sexy Hunk Ryan Phillippe's relationship with Hollywood star Abbie Cornish is going "great", according to their Stop Loss co-star Rob Brown. The very happy couple recently went public with their new romance, just only after months that they were first linked together, and their love is going from strength to strength. Brown tells People.com, "They’re great. I was with them last night. They’re good people." Earlier this year, Phillippe opened up about his 2006 split and subsequent divorce from actress Reese Witherspoon, describing it as "the darkest, saddest place I had ever been". At the time of their split, Phillippe’s relationship with Cornish was blamed for the breakdown of his marriage, but the actor denied he had ever been unfaithful to Hollywood star Witherspoon. And Brown insists Phillippe is coping well since the divorce was finalized last year. He also adds, "He’s all right. He’s in good spirits and he seems happy. And I’m happy for him."

ALLEGED BRITNEY SPEARS SEX TAPE SALE

We warned you Britney and now here it comes ! Toxic Singer Britney Spears ex. boyfriend Adnan Ghalib is allegedly attempting to cash in on his relationship with the troubled star, by selling off a sex tape allegedly featuring the former superstar.The paparazzo dated Spears on and off for several months during the last year, and claims to be in possession of raunchy video footage in which she wears nothing more than a pink wig.The two-hour long tape was allegedly recorded while the couple was on vacation in Mexico, just days after Spears was hospitalized following a stand off with Los Angeles California police when she refused to hand back her sons to ex-husband Kevin Federline after a scheduled visit. And according to the U.K.’s Heat magazine, Ghalib is now looking to make money from his time with Spears, but will only go into detail about the supposed sex tape for "the right price". He says, "There is such a tape, but I won’t discuss prices for hypothetical enquiries. Unless there is a locked-in deal, I will go no further."

ICON CARRIE FISHER'S WISHFUL DRINKING

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher brings out her production crew during the Curtain Call for her final performance in WISHFUL DRINKING at Arena Stage at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. yesterday. We are hoping that this production will hit our stages here on Broadway in New York City soon.

THE HARVEST OF SPRING BLOSSOMS IN NYC

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The Chelsea Art Museum, home of the Miotte Foundation, will be showcasing The Harvest of Spring Blossoms, selections from the Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy on Wednesday, October 1st through to November 1st, 2008. The exquisite exhibition was curated by Terresa Liu Snyder & Elga Wimmer.This elaborate collection introduces Chinese artists anchored in traditional painting while reinterpreting their work in a contemporary fashion. The exhibition brings together some of the masters of Chinese painting, based on more than 100 years of tradition in the Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy. All of the art in the show incorporate the accomplishments of the older generation, as well as the achievements of the younger artists, who carry on the influences of the past in their new work. This exhibition is made possible through the kind support of The Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy, The Shanghai Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, The Shanghai Overseas Chinese Foundation and The Liu Gallery.

HEATHER LOCKLEAR RELEASED FROM JAIL

California police investigating Hollywood star Heather Locklear's weekend arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) believe the actress was high on prescription drugs at the time of her arrest.The actress was taken into custody by police in Santa Barbara California after a local reported her "driving erratically" upon leaving a parking lot in the city. She was then booked for DUI and being under the influence of a controlled substance, and held behind bars overnight before being released yesterday without posting bail. Explaining the incidents leading up to Locklear’s arrest, California Highway Patrol spokesperson Tom Marshall tells People.com, "Around 4:30 pm, a female witness saw Heather Locklear driving erratically while leaving a parking lot in Montecito. The witness said Locklear was revving her engine loudly, and backed over a pair of sunglasses several times."The witness called 911 because she was concerned for Locklear’s safety. When a CHP officer arrived, Locklear was found seated inside her vehicle, which was partially blocking the roadway." Authorities have ruled out alcohol intoxication after Locklear underwent tests at a local CHP station. Marshall adds, "Alcohol was ruled out as a factor, but based on the officer’s observations, we believe Locklear was under the influence of prescription medication." The news comes just two months after Locklear checked out of an Arizona rehab clinic, where she received treatment for anxiety and depression.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

AMY WINEHOUSE'S MOTHER IN LAW SPEAKS

Troubled singer Amy Winehouse's mother-in-law wants the Rehab singer to kick her drug habit before she can be reunited with her husband after his release from jail. Blake Fielder-Civil is currently serving a 27-month sentence at Highpoint prison in Suffolk, England for causing actual bodily harm (ABH) and perverting the course of justice. He is set to be released early on condition that he lives with his mother in Nottinghamshire, England. And she claims her son has kicked his drug habit in prison.Georgette Fielder-Civil says, "We can support him at home, away from Amy and the London drug dealers, and help him rebuild his life. Now Amy has got to do the same before they can get back together." Fielder-Civil had previously declined early release from prison as the agreement meant he would have had to wear an electronic tag and be under a strict 7 pm curfew.

BRITNEY SPEARS EXCLUSIVE ON MTV MONDAY

Britney Spears

Britney Spears’ triumphant appearance at the “2008 MTV Video Music Awards” and her subsequent wins for Best Female Video, Best Pop Video and Video Of The Year for "Piece of Me" proves to her fans and critics alike that the Pop Diva is on her way back to the top. As an added bonus for her fans, Britney’s first single “Womanizer” from her upcoming album Circus, will have its exclusive Television debut on MTV during the Monday, September 29th episode of its hit series “The Hills.”Britney Spears’ sixth studio album, Circus, on Jive Records will be released on Tuesday, December 2nd, her 27th birthday. “Womanizer” was officially released to radio on Friday, September 26th.

VICTORIA BECKHAM DROPS FASHION LAWSUIT

Fashion icon Victoria Beckham has dropped her lawsuit against American fashion label Rock & Republic over her alleged loss of earnings.The superstar signed a deal with the company in 2004 to make her dVb brand jeans, but split from the firm only two years later amid media reports of a fall out with owner Michael Ball. She then filed suit against the firm’s executives at London’s High Court earlier this year and was claiming they owe her up to $100 million in lost revenue. Beckham’s $2.2 million claim was due to be heard before a judge next month, but she has now abandoned the case. According to British newspaper the Sunday Express, a notice of discontinuance was filed in the High Court last week. A source close to Beckham tells the publication: "Victoria had meetings with her (legal) team, who have advised her extensively on the case. She just wants to move on and focus on her own successful line of clothing and draw a line under the matter. She doesn’t want to spend any more time or money on it."

SCARLETT JOHANSSON WEDS RYAN REYNOLDS

Scarlett Johansson

Sexy Superstar Scarlett Johansson has wed boyfriend Ryan Reynolds in a very small and private ceremony in Canada.The Hollywood couple, who have been engaged for four months, exchanged vows in Reynolds’ native country yesterday, according to People Johansson, 23, and Reynolds, 31, began dating shortly after the actor’s split from singer Alanis Morrissette last year.

LAWSUIT AGAINST ROCAWEAR AND JAY Z.

Music King Jay Z. JAY-Z is being named in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by sports clothing company I Will Not Lose, LLC over a slogan used in the star’s 2007 Rocawear apparel advertising campaign.I Will Not Lose, LLC CEO Reggie Tucker claims Rocawear’s marketing executives used his trademarked phrase ‘I Will Not Lose’ to promote their urbanwear range internationally without permission. In the suit, filed in Georgia Northern District Court on September 18th, Tucker further alleges that Rocawear bosses failed to respond to calls to settle the matter out of court. Rocawear’s I Will Not Lose campaign was launched early last year and featured spokesmodels including Chris Brown and Ciara, who recited the copyrighted phrase.Jay Z. sold the rights to his Rocawear fashion firm to Iconix Brand Group in March 2007, but is believed to still oversee the product development, licensing, and marketing of the urbanwear.Tucker is seeking the termination of Rocawear’s use of the slogan and is suing for an undisclosed amount of damages, according to AllHipHop.com.

KYLIE MINOGUE'S DUBAI TERRORISM SCARE

Australian superstar Kylie Monique is at the center of a terrorism scare after British spies reportedly uncovered plans to target her forthcoming gig in the United Arab Emirates.Kylie is going to entertain a party of 2,000 high-profile guests at the opening of Dubai’s $25,900 a night Atlantis Hotel on November 20th. She is expected to make a huge a $3.7 million pay day for the performance, but her appearance has been thrown into doubt after it was revealed that British intelligence is investigating claims of a possible al-Qaida attack at the venue. A source tells the U.K.’s Daily Star Sunday newspaper, "There has been talk of attacks in Internet chat rooms."There has also been surveillance on a number of suspects who pose a credible threat to the building and the people at the party." The British Foreign Office has put the area on "high alert". A spokesperson for the British Embassy in Dubai says, "We believe terrorists may be planning to carry out attacks in the United Arab Emirates."Attacks could be indiscriminate and could happen at any time, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers."

Saturday, September 27, 2008

COLIN FARRELL CONVERTING TO JUDAISM

Hollywood star Colin Farrell is reportedly giving up his Catholic faith to convert to Judaism for his new girlfriend Emma Forest. The actor has been dating British novelist Forrest since June, but the romance appears to be turning very serious.The star couple attended a West Hollywood party for Heeb magazine at MBar earlier this month, where Farrell was seen wearing a chain with a Star of David pendant around his neck, according to the New York Post’s Page Six. A source adds that Forrest was seen doing "a striptease burlesque act to traditional Jewish music".

KATIE HOLMES GOES TO WORK IN RAIN STORM

Dry Katie Holmes

Actress Katie Holmes arrives at the Schoenfeld Theater for her matinee performance in Arthur Miller's play 'All My Sons' today in New York City. Nice to see the star was staying dry in all this rain we are having in the Big Apple.

SHIA LABEOUF COULD LOSE DRIVERS LICENSE

Sexy Hollywood star Shia LaBeouf could still lose his drivers license over the Los Angeles California car crash that left him with a badly mangled hand, because he refused to take a breathalyzer test at the scene of the in-famous accident. Shia was cleared of driving under the influence on Thursday after prosecutors ruled there was insufficient evidence to charge him, following the June 27 collision. But the 22-year-old "Indiana Jones" star returns to court today to see if he will be punished for declining a breath test. His license could be suspended for up to nine months.

THE BECKHAM'S SIGNATURE FRAGRANCE

David And Victoria Beckham


David and Victoria Beckham Launch Their New Beckham Signature Fragrance Collection Inside Macy's at Herald Square, New York City yesterday. The hot Hollywood couple look sharp. We love David's three piece pin stripe suit.

PAUL NEWMAN DEAD OF CANCER AT AGE 83

Hollywood legend Paul Newman has lost his long battle with cancer at the age of 83.The icon had reportedly been given only weeks to live after allegedly completing chemotherapy treatment at a New York City hospital in August. Newman was pictured being wheeled out of the Weill Cornell Medical Centre which specializes in cancer treatment He was looking thin and frail last July which ignited fears for his health He withdrew as director from a production of Of Mice and Men after reportedly being diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year. He died last night. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in January 1925, Newman served in the Navy in World War II. Newman hoped of being accepted for pilot training, but his plan was foiled when a flight physical revealed he was colorblind. He eventually became a radioman and gunner. After the war, he completed a degree at Kenyon College, graduating in 1949. Newman later studied acting at Yale University and under Lee Strasberg at the Actors’ Studio in New York City.Newman was best known for his roles in 1969’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and 1967’s Cool Hand Luke.He was nominated for 10 Oscars in his five-decade-long career, winning the Best Actor accolade for his role opposite Tom Cruise in The Color of Money in 1986. He also won two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award and an Emmy award. In 2007, he announced his retirement from acting, and admitted he was too old to continue his work in Hollywood. He said, "You start to lose your memory, you start to lose your confidence, you start to lose your invention. So I think that’s pretty much a closed book for me." Newman was also famed for his charity work. Following the death of his only son Scott from an accidental drug overdose in 1978, the star set up the Scott Newman Center for drug abuse prevention.He was also the founder of the food company Newman’s Own, from which Newman donated all profits and royalties to charity.Newman is survived by his wife, actress Joanne Woodward and their three daughters, Elinor, Melissa and Claire. He also has two daughters, Susan and Stephanie from his first marriage to Jackie Witte.

Friday, September 26, 2008

PARIS HILTON IS STUNNING IN NEW YORK CITY

Stunning Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton Always In Fashion


Paris Hilton outside the Ed Sullivan Theater poses before her appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman yesterday in New York City. We tell you, Paris looks beautiful here. And no matter what everyone says about Paris, she has class. She almost always poses and she always looks great. She is polite and the celebrity snappers love her.

MATT DAMON AT CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE

Matt Damon

Hollywood Actor Matt Damon, actor and Founder of 'H2O Africa', participates in a "Water and Sanitation Mega-Commitment" working session at the Clinton Global Initiative at the Sheraton Hotel on today in New York City. Matt was asked by a German reporter if, after having made so many movies that portray the criminal intent of humans, he felt compelled to making our socially conscious movies. The session was also attended by Tom Kahil, CGI Global Health Working Group Chair, Feliciano Dos Santos, Director (Estamos), Paul Faeth, Executive Director, Global Water Challenge, and Claire Lyons, Global Grant Program Director, Pepsico Foundation.

LICKING LOHAN WANTS PROTECTION FROM DAD

Licking Lindsay Lohan is reportedly seeking legal protection from her dad, because his angry rants against her and bull dyke girlfriend Samantha Ronson have left her very scared of him. Ex. Con Michael Lohan has endlessly ranted against his daughter’s relationship with the DJ, recently describing Ronson as "dark, hideous and a disgusting representation of humanity". Lindsay then hit back, claiming her dad "needs to be on medication" - and sources now tell the New York Post she is seeking legal advice to protect herself. An insider tells the newspaper, "(She is) taking out an order of protection. He’s behaving so erratically that she’s terrified he’ll do something to her. She’s contacted her lawyer to arrange this." The source claims Lohan’s 14-year-old sister Ali "already has an order of protection against him, as does (mom) Dina. No one is speaking with him until he gets help."

DANIEL RADCLIFFE OPENS ON BROADWAY

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe on stage at the Curtain Call for the Opening Night Performance of EQUUS at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City last night. The Harry Potter legend is packing them in on the Great White Way.

AMY WINEHOUSE BODYGUARD INVESTIGATION

Out of this world singing star Amy Winehouse is reportedly in the middle of a police investigation after her bodyguard allegedly hit a photographer with his car.The Rehab star was performing at the Prince's Trust End of the Summer Ball in London last night. After leaving the huge event, she was driven back to her home in Camden, North London, where her driver is said to have scraped another car and nearly knocked down a waiting celebrity snapper. Police are said to be looking in to the incident, after a man in his twenties allegedly made a complaint, according to TMZ.

AKIKO WADA WITH SAM MOORE AT APOLLO

On September 29th, the Japanese queen of R&B, Akiko Wada, will perform in New York for the first time to celebrate the 40th anniversary since her debut as an artist. Akiko Wada decided to celebrate with a performance at the renowned Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York due to its history of presenting R&B favorites including, Ray Charles, Jackie Wilson and Aretha Franklin, with whom Ms. Wada is often compared.The performance will include special guest and legendary soul icon, Sam Moore, who is the famous voice behind the well known soulful, hit song “Soul Man”. This is a happy reunion for Akiko Wada and Sam Moore since they have performed on stage together. The duo first performed together on Japanese Television early in Akiko Wada’s career and at the time of Sam Moore’s rise to fame as lead vocalist of Sam & Dave.The band, The Wild Women will be opening the show and The Bronx Mass Choir will be performing as back-up for Akiko Wada throughout the performance. Ticket prices range from $53.50 to $83.50 and are available both at www.ticketmaster.com and at the Apollo Theater box office. Akiko Wada was born in Osaka, Japan and debuted as a singer in 1968 with the single, “Hoshizora no Kodoku”. In 1970, she made her first appearance on “Kohaku Uta-gassen,” the year end Grand Song Festival, that is perhaps the most prestigious concert in Japan. Since then, she has appeared on the bill for a considerable total of 31 times. Akiko Wada holds several impressive accolades to her name, including, her win for the Japan Record Award of the Year for “Best Singer of the Year”, the release of 33 albums and 82 singles, the release of her book titled “Otona-no-Shikari-kata (How to Firmly Guide the Younger Generation)”, which has sold 120,000 copies and her memorable 30th Anniversary Concert which co-starred Ray Charles in 1998.To indulge in a fun night of great music, go to the Apollo Theater to watch Akiko Wada and Sam Moore reunite!

WALL STREET MUST BE ALLOWED TO CRASH

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It's time we start waking up in this Country. I am no economist, but I tend to see things pretty clear and cut. I get right to the chase in almost everything I do in life. Do not let your politicians bail out Wall Street. Protest now !


Wall Street has been full of greedy people since it's start. They have robbed companies blind and people have lost their life savings, while the greedy businessman aka crooks, have become rich and walk away with 100 million dollar bonuses. Now I'm no fancy Wall Street trader or a Crystal Champagne loving millionaire, I'm just a modest celebrity photographer who is getting by just like everyone else. I got the fame, but not the fortune, as I was never a greedy person. I do how ever hang out with the rich and famous and I believe I know just about better than anyone on how their minds work.


MONEY MONEY MONEY!


I have been to thousands of these fancy parties with rich billionaires and have brought up the subject a few times about the gas prices, the food prices and the bailout of so many companies. They don't care about the gas prices, they are making money. They don't give a rats ass about food prices and how the majority of the American Public is struggling just to pay for food. They got plenty of gas and food. I sat in on one conversation and these rich guys were talking about how some stock went way down and they brought it and when it went up because of their investment, they sold it, which in turn made it go down again, but hey kiddies, they made money, you lost it. Milk is almost six bucks a gallon in New York City. My favorite bedtime snack York Peppermint patties went up to almost seven dollars a bag. My 7-11 nachos went from $2.49 to $3.49. They didn't even bother printing a higher price on the item. They just repriced over the old price. I even cut down on my cigarettes, I went from 3 packs a day to 2 and a half. They raised prices on them to almost nine bucks a pack. Hey, Marijuana is cheaper. I'll have to smoke more. Do the rich people care? Poor people and the elderly on food stamps are getting on average $150.00 a month. Can you feed yourself on that? Not to worry. The rich wall streeters are in topless clubs getting lap dances and drinking expensive champagne and billing it on their expense account. Wasn't there a story a couple of years ago about a wall streeter charging over a 100 thousand at Scores in New York City on his corporate business card? And who pays, the poor small investors. And the rich only get richer !


WE ARE IN A RECESSION


No matter what anyone says we are in a recession. Inflation is running rampant. We can't afford gas, food or any extras. My understanding on what a recession does is make companies cut the waste and fat. This happens after everyone has lived high on the hog for a very long time. Stock and home prices are over inflated. Everyone is having a great time, especially the rich. Everyone is spending and everyone is living above their means. But the party always ends and there is always a winner and that is the rich. You the middle income or poor person always ends up the loser. The rich control the wealth. When the parties over, they want their credit card money they lent you and they want that mortgage from you.


SAY NO TO WALL STREET BAILOUT


If we bail out wall street, we are not only helping the rich get richer, we are only delaying our recovery from this recession. We need companies to fail so they will start to cut the fat, and the waste and prices will start to go down. Everything is over inflated right now. Homes, food, stock, gas, everything. We are going to suffer no matter what. People will lose their jobs. Some people will lose their life savings. It's sad but everyone took a gamble on wall street. They lost, and it should cost them and not the taxpayers. If we give wall street a trillion dollars it will only delay our recovery. I do not go to Atlantic City and gamble and expect the taxpayers to give me my money back because I took a risk where I knew I could lose. Wall street is a free market and must remain this way. Anymore government help to any more companies should be met with absolute protest from the citizens of this country. I'm already paying for the greed in the mortgage meltdown. Bank Of America raised my credit card rate to around 24 per-cent. I have a very high credit score, and this should never have happened, but they are trying to recoup their loses on all their bad mortgages and at the same time they are buying up all the failed companies. So I have to pay and so do you. Needless to say, I told Bank Of America to go F**k themselves and cancelled my cards.


LET WALL STREET CRASH


They are trying to scare us. They are crying 1920's depression. It could never be that bad again. We have a different infrastructure than we did back then. Most bank accounts are insured by the federal government for up to 100 thousand. Check with your bank. They are saying you won't be able to sell your house and it will be harder to get a new mortgage. So what, stay in your house till things get better. We must learn to suffer a little, because things are going to get worse even if this trillion dollar bailout happens. This bailout will only delay our recovery from this recession. Most of my rich wall street friends are cleaning up right now. They are making a fortune. With this bailout, they will make even more. We need wall street to crash and we need this recession to bring prices back to where they should be. We need the government to audit all these failed companies and the people responsible need to be sent to jail. The trillion dollars could be better spent helping people out of this mortgage crisis and doing more energy research to get us off foreign oil. And one last note. Do you realize all the foreign investors we have in this country? Are we supposed to bailout these countries that invested and brought American Companies and American stocks and made a fortune and now are crying save us? It is time to only buy American. Say no to Japan, Say no to China. It's time America stands on it's own feet and produces here, not there. We don't need the global economy, we can do it all here in The United States Of America, because that is who we are. We need to become the leaders again and not the followers !

JAMES EDSTROM

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

NYC BLOOD MANOR IS READY FOR HALLOWEEN

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BLOOD MANOR
542 West 27th Street
Between 10th & 11th Avenues
E-Tickets-1-877-340-3002
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Goulish Music


Friendly Monsters


Beautiful Bed Guests

Friendly Host


BLOOD MANOR, NYC's Premier Haunted Attraction: The Nightmare on 27th Street, returns with a depraved appetite for gore and a twisted thirst for blood, in the same creepy location, 542 West 27th Street (btwn 10th & 11th Ave). Back to quell the cravings and satiate the hunger of gluttons for punishment and marauders of macabre revelry, BLOOD MANOR will open with a bloodcurdling scream on Friday, October 3, 2008. Immensely successful in 2005, 2006, and 2007, BLOOD MANOR will serve up a delectable dose of carnage in its fourth year of scaring Manhattan senseless. With louder screams, scarier dreams and more thrills for each moment in its fun-filled darkness, BLOOD MANOR makes your nightmares come to life. In October 2008, BLOOD MANOR unveils its freaky facelift and complete makeover of eight newly themed horror experiences, dozens of cutting-edge animatronics and scores of state-of-the-art props. When you first enter Blood Manor, you pass through the I Scream Parlor where the organist was an unwilling organ donor in his former life, and who-knows-what lurks behind the walls. The immediate chill you feel is intensified while battling the terrifying elements of the Thunderdome: a fierce electrical storm complete with pounding rain, howling winds and blinding lightning. If you survive the putrid precipitation of Mother Nature’s wrath, you’ll get no respite in Hog Hell. You’ll squeal like a hog and your only escape is through Skull Alley, but you wake the dead as you stumble on your way. The petrifying path is bathed in UV light, which is utterly shocking as it envelops you. Duck into the Boiler Room where scalding hot steam emits from the pipes and smoke abounds in this dismal underground passageway. Make your way through this psycho superintendent’s lair quickly or you may wind up looking like one of the charred bodies. Speaking of looks, stop in for a touch-up at the Beauty Shop of Horrors - it will be the last appointment you'll ever need! If your shave is a little too close, you can choose a new scalp-style from the multitude of horrible heads adorning the shelves. Show off your new coif while staggering down the all-new, electrifying 3-D maze by world famous artist Stuart Smith of Stuartizm Designs, LLC. Experience sensory overload as she-demons, creatures, zombies, spiders and other unidentifiable beings take note of your presence and breathe down your neck. There are no restrooms here, but upon entering the Blood Bathroom you just might relieve yourself. The stench of dried blood hangs in the air of this 3D scene of a massacre, but don’t gag too loudly or you may awake the psycho sleepers in the 3D Boudoir of Endless Sleep next door. There are a total of nineteen environments - each with its own creepy digital sound effects that will make your heart skip a beat. Blood seeps, drips and pours everywhere; Blood Manor spews roughly 37 gallons of blood per night, give or take a fatality. The finale of this terror tour is bound to leave you running for your life, if you escape with your limbs intact, from The Slaughterhouse.That’s just a sampling of the sinister smorgasbord awaiting you at Blood Manor – there’s plenty more where that came from – it’s a blood buffet! For those of you who have previously survived, Blood Manor, 2008 will provide many new and extreme experiences; for first time visitors, you will finally face your darkest fears! Jim Faro, Mike Rodriguez and Jimmy Lorenzo, whose combined passion for all things spooky, created this Halloween Haven. Sparked by insurmountable cravings for the macabre and decades of their own incredible Halloween houses, the trio have reached scary nirvana with BLOOD MANOR.The team works all year long to perfect the haunted attraction in time for “the only month that really matters,” October. If BLOOD MANOR doesn't scare you out of your skull, these guys are not satisfied. With these guys – HALLOWEEN IS DEFINITELY NOT JUST FOR KIDS!

Oh, and GO AHEAD SCREAM….IT WON’T MATTER!



Jim Faro With Vinny Parco, Robin Byrd And James Lorenzo


James Edstrom With Robin Byrd And Vinny Parco


Seated Fred Rothbell Mista With Friends

Photos By: James Edstrom

PARIS HILTON AND BENJI MADDEN AT HAVEN

Paris Hilton And Benji Madden

Paris Hilton and her boyfriend Benji Madden leave Haven nightclub on the Upper East Side in New York City late last night. Paris looks very reserved, like she has something very important on her mind. But she looks great like always and we hope she has a great time in The Big Apple !
Photo By: Justin Campbell/BuzzFoto.

THE CANCER 101 GALA AT LOEB BOATHOUSE

First Lady of the State of New York Michelle Patterson and CANCER101 Founder, Monica Knoll

Miss Teen U.S.A. 2008 Stevi Perry, Event Chairman, John Nicholas, CANCER 101 Founder, Monica Knoll and Miss U.S.A. 2008 Crystle Stewart


CANCER101, founded by cancer survivor Monica Knoll, is a New York City-based national nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower people with breast cancer by providing the essential tools needed to make life-saving decisions. Once again CANCER101 hosted The Boathouse Gala Benefiting CANCER101 and New Yorkers for Charity. This year Crystle Stewart, Miss U.S.A 2008 and Stevi Perry, Miss Teen U.S.A 2008 were in attendance alongside First Lady of the State of New York Michelle Patterson and fashion business start up expert
Liza Deyrmenjian . The Gala’s guests enjoyed cocktails, heavy hor d’oeuvres and dancing. Those who purchased the premium entry tickets had exciting auction items to bid on including a pair of tickets to Greece on Olympic Airlines, two tickets to the People’s Choice Awards plus an invitation to the post-celebrity party, a $14,000 a week Italian Villa and a couple of tickets to American Idol’s 8th elimination round. Sponsors of the event included Mercedes-Benz of Manhattan, The Greater New York Hospital Associate, Grant Thornton, Columbus Avenue Consulting, Grey Goose Vodka and Bacardi. The event took place at the renowned Loeb Boathouse in Central Park which is known for its enchanting and historic setting making it the ultimate venue for this black tie affair.

For more information about CANCER101 go to the website: www.CANCER101.org
Photos By: Phillip Greenberg/ Gregory Partino
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