Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Katy Perry

KATY Perry's mum is horrified at her daughter's popstar life.

Preacher Mary Perry Hudson describe one incident with Katy, backstage at a concert,

"Katy stepped out from behind the changing doors in a tiny risqué costume. No mother wants to see the top of her daughter's boobs...My first instinct was to order her back behind those doors and demand she put something else on...However, I had no problem letting my eyebrows say what I wouldn't allow my mouth to utter."

Mary also frets, "Oh, dear God, how can I save her from all this? The money, the fame, the network, the people surrounding her, how can I compete?" - NY Post/AP



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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Kylie denies extreme water diet

KYLIE Minogue has slammed reports she owes her enviable figure to an extreme water diet.

The Daily Mail reported the singer dropped a dress size for her high-profile appearances on US television.

"The dangerous plan involves the 42-year-old drinking nothing but water flavoured with freshly squeezed lemon or lime, and eating just one small low-calorie meal a day," the Daily Mail reports.

"She wasn't overweight," a source close to the star reportedly said, adding Minogue takes the drastic measures "whenever she's due to give a high-profile performance or has a photoshoot."

But Minogue shot back on her Twitter account today, calling the claims false and alarming.

"OMG.....media reports that I am on a water diet are not only untrue but irresponsible. No, no, NO!!!!!!" she tweeted.

The source reportedly told Heat magazine, "When she wants a treat she freezes the citrus water into ice cubes so it feels like she's eating a healthy ice lolly."

Minogue will next be seen performing on the X Factor UK this weekend in front of sister Dannii and the rest of the judges.



Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley looking rather thin.


Bollywood Podcast: Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan is pretty much the first Bollywood star I fell in love with, the first person I wanted to 'be' when I was younger. Over the last two decades, Aamir has developed into one of the finest, idiosyncratic, genius and most adored actors in the industry. He has starred in some of the most successful Bollywood films of all time, including last year's truly exceptional, 3 Idiots. It was great meeting Aamir for the first time as we talked about his past, present and future.

Aamir is also the founder of his own company, Aamir Khan Productions and with this, he helms the release of Peepli Live on 24 September - a comic satire on village life and farmer suicides. Hope you enjoy the interview!



Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Halle Berry

Halle Berry was born on August 14, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA to African American father Jerome Berry, a former hospital attendant, and Caucasian mother Judith Berry, a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle also has an older sister named Heidi Berry. Halle first came into the spotlight at 17 years old when she won the Miss Teen All-American Pageant, representing the state of Ohio in 1985 and, a year later in 1986, when she was the first runner-up in the Miss USA Pageant. After participating in the pageant, Halle became a model. It eventually led to her first weekly TV series, 1989's "Living Dolls" (1989), where she soon gained a reputation for her on-set tenacity, preferring to "live" her roles and remaining in character even when the cameras stopped rolling. It paid off though when she reportedly refused to bathe for several days before starting work on her role as a crack addict in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever (1991) because the role provided her big screen breakthrough. The following year, she was cast as Eddie Murphy's love interest in Boomerang (1992), one of the few times that Murphy was evenly matched on screen. In 1994, Berry gained a youthful following for her performance as sexy secretary "Sharon Stone" in The Flintstones (1994). She next had a highly publicized costarring role with Jessica Lange in the adoption drama Losing Isaiah (1995). Though the movie received mixed reviews, Berry didn't let that slow her down, and continued down her path to super-stardom. In 1998, she received critical success when she starred as a street smart young woman who takes up with a struggling politician in Warren Beatty's Bulworth (1998). The following year, she won even greater acclaim for her role as actress Dorothy Dandridge in made-for-cable's Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999) (TV), for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Movie/Mini-Series. In 2000, she received box office success in X-Men (2000) in which she played "Storm", a mutant who has the ability to control the weather.


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Prince Charles

LONDON - NOVEMBER 26: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Colonel-In-Chief of the Mercian Regiment talks to soldiers from the 4th Battalion during a medal ceremony at Clarence House on November 26, 2009 in London.
(Photo by Suzanne Plunkett/WPA Pool/Getty Images)



Jennifer Aniston

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO - NOVEMBER 26: Actress Jennifer Aniston attends the Mamounia hotel inauguration on November 26, 2009 in Marrakech, Morocco.
(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)



Leona Lewis

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Leona Lewis performs live for BBC Radio 2 held at broadcasting House on December 3, 2009 in London, England.
(Photo by Getty Images)



Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sofia Vergara

Colombia-born actress Sofia Vergara arrives for the 2009 American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images



Actor Thomas Kretschmann and model Shermine Shahrivar

Actor Thomas Kretschmann and model Shermine Shahrivar pose on the red carpet at the 61st Bambi media awards ceremony in Potsdam, Germany.
Photo: Ahmad Masood/Reuters



Kristen Stewart

As one of the preeminent young stars in Hollywood, Kristen Stewart embodies a casual grace that is reflected in the characters she portrays. Her remarkable talent has led to successful roles in feature films such as “Panic Room” (2002), “Cold Creek Manor” (2003), “Into the Wild” (2007), “Jumper” (2008), and – perhaps most famously – “Twilight” (2008). On this site, you can learn more about Kristen and her film repertoire, including details about upcoming films and news about Kristen. KristenStewart.com provides a professional, modern environment for celebrating Kristen’s work and, as she has said, the “storytelling” that is acting.


Friday, September 25, 2009

Monica Birladeanu

Romanian actress Monica Birladeanu disembarks from a boat as she arrives at the Venice Film Festival.

Photo: Filippo Monteforte



Aissa Maiga

Born of a Malian father and a mother of half Senegalese and half Gambian descent, she arrived in France at the age of 4.

Jury member French actress Aissa Maiga arrives for the screening of Me and Orson Welles at the American Film Festival in Deauville, France.

Photo: Francois Guillot


Wednesday, February 4, 2009




Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Karla Henry and Miriam Odemba

Miss Philippines Karla Henry (left), 22, reacts after winning the Miss Earth 2008 beauty pageant in Pampanga, north of Manila. At right is Miriam Odemba, 25, of Tanzania, who won as Miss Earth Air / Reuters



Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mariana Bridi da Costa

One month ago, 20-year-old beauty queen Mariana Bridi was living the dream of many young Brazilian women, trading her striking good looks for a modeling career that promised to lift her family out of poverty.

Then she contracted a seemingly ordinary urinary tract infection. The bacteria spread quickly and inexorably through her body, proving to be extremely drug resistant. In a desperate bid to save her life, doctors amputated her hands and feet. But by Saturday she was dead.

"God is comforting our hearts because he wanted her to be with him now," her father Agnaldo Costa told reporters outside the hospital where his daughter died. "I can't accept that my daughter left us so soon."

Bridi's Web site says she began modeling at age 14 with the hope of giving "a dignified life to her parents."

Her father is a taxi driver and her mother a house cleaner.

By the age of 18, she was well on her way: In 2007 and 2008, she was a finalist in the Brazilian stage of the Miss World pageant.

Her Web site said next month she was to participate in the second stage of a modeling competition held in Sao Paulo by Dilson Stein, the Brazilian model scout who discovered supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

Last year, she took fourth in the Face of the Universe competition in South Africa and she had won bikini competitions across the globe.

The Miss World Brazil organization said she was an example of someone "who knew how to intensely live her life."

Half a dozen memorial groups on Facebook had already sprung up just hours after her death. On Bridi's own page on Orkut _ the most popular Web social networking site in Brazil _ dozens of memorial messages were left.

The course of her illness was swift

In late December, she fell ill and doctors in her native state of Espirito Santo _ northeast of Rio de Janeiro _ initially diagnosed as having kidney stones.

She returned to a hospital on Jan. 3 in septic shock _ life-threatening low blood pressure _ from the infection that would force doctors to amputate first her feet, then her hands. Doctors said there was little they could do but pump drugs into her and hope for the best.

It was a nightmare scenario for anyone with an infection: Her body did not react to the latest and most potent drugs while the bacteria in her veins spread from head to toe.

In Bridi's case, the culprit was the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is known to be drug resistant.

According to the January 2008 book "Pseudomonas: Genomics and Molecular Biology," edited by Pierre Cornelis, a researcher at the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology in Brussels, the bacteria has the "worrisome characteristic" of "low antibiotic susceptibility." It also easily mutates to develop resistance to new drugs.

Death from infections caused by the bacteria are relatively rare, but not unheard of: In late 2006, an outbreak of the bacteria at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles sickened five infants _ leading to the deaths of two of them.

The bacteria causes about 10 percent of the roughly two million hospital-acquired infections each year in the U.S., according to health officials.

A short statement from the Espirito Santo State Health Secretariat announced her death on Saturday "despite all the commitment of the hospital team."

Her aunt said the hundreds of messages left on her Web site had lifted Bridi's spirit in the past weeks.

"I believe that the serenity on her face came from this spiritual comfort," Oriendina Pereira Wasen said outside the hospital.

Bridi's funeral was planned for Saturday afternoon in the town of Marechal Floriano.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

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