Monday, June 25, 2007

Holmes, no, Not Sherlock, Katie

Katie Holmes has a new site dedicated to her: and to brining you thenews you need about one of your favourite celebrities, Katie Holmes.

There's a collection of news stories and photographs of her, both with and without her husband, Tom Cruise.

There's even a section on Katie Holmes' marriage.

It's the best resource on the net for all of your celebrity news needs, it even has video feeds of he major stories about her!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Slicing the Top Off

When people discuss circumcision it very quickly degenerates into an argument about bodily mutilation. Which is a pity:

There are definitely health benefits but are these outweighed by the loss of sensitivity, and thus the loss of sexual pleasure?

There's actually a very good argument that the loss of sensitivity itself leads to greater pleasure, not lower.

So, err, that argument against circumcision thus fails, don't you think?

Friday, June 01, 2007

Mr. and Mrs Rodriguez

Alex and Cynthia Rodriguez are said to be reunited and attempting to stave off a dovirce after hubby's dalliance with Joslyn Noel Morse.

I have to admit I've never realy known why it is that the moment a man gets out of the wrong bed everyone starts baying about divorce. We all know that infidelity is rife, that alpha males (and alpha females too) get more than their fair share and that this is just the way the world is.

So just because he gets up with a few high jinks with a stripper, as Joslyn Noel Morse is, why all the fuss?

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Kenney Chesney

I have to admit that when I hear the word "entertainer" I begin to worry:

Kenny Chesney proved he was king of the boy’s club at the Academy of Country Music awards on Tuesday with his third consecutive entertainer of the year award. The award featured a host of male country singers (there were no female singers nominated) – including George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts and Tim McGraw.

During his acceptance speech, Chesney gave tribute to some of his country music heroes – including Strait and Keith Whitley.

In his acceptance, Chesney stated: “When I first started playing music, I was in college and I would go rent all my equipment and put it in the back of a pickup truck. The only thing I wanted to do was cut a record as good as Keith Whitley did, and I listened to that music over and over again.”

Note that he's not being honoured for creating good music or anything.....

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Little House on the Prairie

Melissa Gilbert will be starring in a stage show version of Little House on the Prairie:

Patrick Swayze and Melissa Gilbert will star as Pa and Ma in an April workshop presentation of "Prairie," a musical version of Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House on the Prairie."

Gilbert played middle daughter Laura Ingalls in the long-running NBC television series from 1974-83. She was recently president of the Screen Actors Guild.

Beth Henley, who won a Pulitzer for "Crimes of the Heart," wrote the book, Donna DiNovelli wrote the lyrics and Oscar winner Rachel Portman ("Emma") composed the music. Francesca Zambello will direct.

Imagine, being so associated with a part that you end up playing your own fictional mother!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei is due to star in a new CBSpilot:


Marisa Tomei will play the title role in CBS' comedy pilot "The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud."

The Oscar winner will play a brilliant, opinionated writer struggling to deliver the follow-up to her acclaimed first novel. She has an epiphany and tries to recapture her youthful optimism.

Tomei is currently in movie theaters with box office champ "Wild Hogs." Her TV credits include a cameo as herself in an episode of "Seinfeld." She won an Academy Award for her supporting turn in 1992's "My Cousin Vinny" and was nominated nine years later for "In the Bedroom."

If you're not sure how these things work, yes, going from being an Oscar winner to a TV show is indeed a step down in the world.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Natalie Portman to Direct?

What is it about actresses? Natalie Portman says she wants to direct a movie:

Hollywood actress Natalie Portman has expressed interest in directing a film version of Israeli writer Amos Oz's internationally acclaimed autobiography, a production spokesman said on Thursday.

Portman, 25, who is best known for her starring roles in the recent Star Wars trilogy, may also act in "A Tale of Love and Darkness" if it is brought to the big screen, Jerusalem Capital Studios spokesman Danny Levy told Reuters.

"JCS has met with Portman to discuss the possibility of her participating in and directing a film version of the book," he said.

"A Tale of Love and Darkness" describes Oz's upbringing in Jerusalem amid the fighting during which the Jewish state was founded. Israeli media said Portman was interested in playing Oz's mother, who committed suicide when the author was a youth.

Don't people realise that having a pretty face, even being a good actor, doesn't then mean that you'll be a good director?


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Friday, February 02, 2007

Joss Stone's new look and sound.

Joss Stone's album is about to be released in the Us : "Introducing Joss Stone":


When she made her debut several years back at only 15, Brit belter Joss Stone was an instant wow, a young girl mining soul's past with a voice beyond her years.

Now 19, with a stunning new album, "Introducing Joss Stone," due in March, she's proving to be the true heiress to Aretha Franklin as this generation's queen of soul. Her sold-out show Wednesday at the Sunset Strip House of Blues not only drummed up interest in the upcoming release, it announced that she most definitely has arrived as a superstar.

After an intro instrumental from her soul revue-style band, led by producer Raphael Saadiq, that included horns and backing singers, a new Stone took the stage. This wasn't the blond girl next door of past years; she sported a whole new look of long, permed magenta hair and wore a tight gold and silver minidress. She was instantly captivating.

Bit weird though, I thought that album had been out in hte UK for a year or two?


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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Sidney Sheldon

Sidney Sheldon, the best selling author of all those novels you would be ashamed to let others see you read (but you really enjoy them all the same) has died:

Sidney Sheldon, an Oscar-winning Hollywood screenwriter who went on to become one of the world's most prolific novelists, died in California on Tuesday at the age of 89, a publicist said.

Sheldon died of complications from pneumonia at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, near his Palm Springs home, said Sean Rossall, publicist at Warren Cowan and Associates.

Sheldon became an American icon in the 1970s with novels like "The Other Side of Midnight" and "Bloodline," bestsellers spun out of international intrigue and the sexual liberation of the era. Strong women were often the main characters.

He sure found a successful niche:

He published 18 novels and sold 300 million copies, making him a paperback stand staple for decades. Translations into 71 languages in 180 countries won him a listing in "The Guinness Book of Records" as "the world's most translated author."

I don't read them any more but I do remember them: he certainly knew how to keep a narrative going.


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