Monday, June 25, 2007

Who is Katie Holmes?

If you want to find out more about Katie Holmes then I've got good news for you.

There's a site that has information on Katie Holmes' marriage to Tom cruise, facts and information about them and the baby, Suri.

There are also photos, news stories and even video stories about Katie Holmes.

If you're into celebrity news and even gossip, then it's a muse see site for you.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Cutting the laddies

Yes, the laddies, not the ladies, for we know that female circumcision is an abomination.

No, the question is, is circumcising males a good idea or not? It certainly leads to fewer STDs being passed around.

It also leads to lower sensitivity for the man. But, well, is that in itself a bad idea?

Click through to see how the argument over circumcision pans out.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Beer in Cascais

If you're looking for somewhere pleasant for a drink or two in Cascais then you'll want to check out the Beefeater.

It's the British Pub in Cascais and has all the things you'd associate with that. Yes, of course they serve a full fry up for breakfast, yes, of course they have draught and bottled beers and ciders. More than that though, they're also Cascais' Sports Bar, with large screen TVs and the relevant satellite equipment.

They've even got multiple screens, so the soccer can be shown in one room and the proper football in another.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Lindsey Lohan: Hot or Not?

Well, according to Maxim, hot:

Lindsay Lohan took top honors from Maxim magazine this year, landing at the top of their 100 hottest woman in the world list. Lindsay Lohan may be a Hollywood wild child and that's part of the reason the Georgia Rule star got to the top of the Maxim list, but it didn't help another pair of Hollywood tabloid queens, as Paris Hilton and Britney Spears couldn't make even the top hundred from Maxim. Lindsay Lohan took the top spot from Eva Longoria, the winner last year who slipped to ninth place this year. Lindsay Lohan debuted at number two in 2005 and slid down a spot to number three last year. It looks like all she needed was a little rehab to climb to the top spot.

Maxim's editor-in-chief, Jimmy Jellinik, unveiled the list yesterday morning on The Howard Stern Show and released a statement, in which he said, "There is no other star in the world that causes more of a stir in the public eye than Lindsay. Her every move is watched and reported on."

Certainly, I wouldn't kisk her out of bed, but hottest woman in hte world? Give me a break. It's because she's famous.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Sheryl Crowe Climate Change Tour

Right, so you're worried about global warming, yes? So, what do you do?

Yes, that's right, pile everyone into a few busses and drive around the US:

Singer Sheryl Crow began a bus tour of U.S. colleges to raise awareness about global warming on Monday, one of several high-profile celebrities to take up the cause of climate change.

Crow, a Grammy award winning singer/songwriter, will speak about the issue and sing at the college stops.

"I am here because the more I learn about global warming the more I feel compelled to do something in my own way whatever that is," she told reporters at Southern Methodist University in Dallas as the tour began.

Accompanied by global warming activist Laurie David, Crow is traveling in a biodiesel-powered bus to university campuses with a final stop in Washington for Earth Day on April 22.

That bio-diesel takes more emissions to make than it saves just adds to hte irony.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Salma Hayek: Pregnant and Engaged

Salma Hayek has announced that she's both pregnant and engaged:

Mexican-born actress Salma Hayek is pregnant and engaged to a French businessman whose firm owns Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, her spokeswoman said on Friday.

"Francois-Henri Pinault and his fiancee, Salma Hayek, are happy to announce they are expecting the arrival of their first child," spokeswoman Ina Treciokas said in a one-paragraph statement.

In a brief telephone call, Treciokas said no other details, including the date the child is due to be born, would be made public.

Pinault, 44, is chief executive officer of his family's luxury goods firm PPR, whose lines also include Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney.

Hayek's films include "Frida," for which she received an Oscar nomination, and she is executive producer of the hit U.S. television show "Ugly Betty," in which she plays a key role.

Hayek, 40, previously was romantically linked to actors Edward Norton and Josh Lucas.

Odd how times have change really, people used to get married first.

Brad Delp from Boston: Dead

Brad Delp, the lead singer from the band Boston, was found dead in his house:

Brad Delp, the lead singer of the 1970s and '80s rock band Boston was found dead at his home in southern New Hampshire on Friday, local police said.

Delp, 55, apparently was home alone and there was no indication of foul play, Atkinson, New Hampshire, police said.

With Delp's big, high-register voice, Boston scored hits with "More Than a Feeling," "Long Time," and "Peace of Mind."

The band's popularity peaked in the late 1970s, but it remained active off and on, producing its last album "Corporate America" in 2002.

Delp was born in Boston, and bought his first guitar at age 13 after seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, according to his website. Since 1994, he spent his spare time working in a tribute band called Beatle Juice, the band's website said.

The band's website carried a statement, "We've just lost the nicest guy in rock and roll."

He'll be gone a long time indeed.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Marianne Faithful

Now here's a turn up for the books: Marianne Faithful in a role where she only plays being a tart.

Singer and actress Marianne Faithfull plays a grandmother in dire straights who becomes a sex worker in London's seedy Soho, in a touching yet hilarious movie that has lit up a hitherto subdued Berlin film festival.

"Irina Palm" follows Maggie, played by Faithfull, from the side of her sick grandson's hospital bed to a sex shop where, desperate to pay for the boy's medical treatment abroad, she accepts a job where her smooth-skinned hands are a key asset.

Taught by a younger woman, she learns to service clients who stand on the other side of a wall with a hole in it where they can be heard but not seen.

So legendary is her technique that queues of customers begin to form, a rival club seeks to poach her.

Much of the comedy derives from the horror etched on Faithfull's face as she goes to work, and the reaction of her straight-laced circle of friends when they discover what Maggie has been up to during the day.


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Friday, February 02, 2007

Lindsay Lohan Backs Out of Movie

The actress Lindsay Lohan has backed out of the movie she was due to make:

Actress Lindsay Lohan, who entered a Los Angeles rehab center last month, has backed out of the upcoming movie, "A Woman of No Importance."

Lohan is working on "I Know Who Killed Me," which had to stop filming briefly when she had an appendectomy and later entered the Wonderland Center in Los Angles, People magazine said.

"She doesn't want to just say, 'Yes,' everyone and compromise herself anymore," Lohan publicist Leslie Sloane said. "If anything has been learned, it's that what she needs comes first -- and right now she needs focus."

Sloane said Lohan plans to take it easy for the next few weeks so she can "focus on getting better."

Lohan will honor her commitment to do publicity work for her film "Georgia Rule," Sloane said.

She needs to be careful, actresses sometimes get sued for dropping out like this, as happened with Boxing Helena.


Molly Ivins

Molly Ivins, who has just died, "will be missed " says President Bush:

Among the people who mourn the death of best-selling author and columnist Molly Ivins, George Bush, whom Ivins referred to as “Shrub,” expressed his admiration towards her as well as his sadness for the loss, in a statement released after her death Wednesday evening.

"Molly Ivins was a Texas original. She was loved by her readers and by her many friends, particularly in Central Texas.

"I respected her convictions, her passionate belief in the power of words, and her ability to turn a phrase. She fought her illness with that same passion. Her quick wit and commitment to her beliefs will be missed. Laura and I send our condolences to Molly Ivins' family and friends," Bush said.

Molly Ivins, 62, who made her living by poking fun at politicians, whether they were in her home state of Texas or the White House, passed away on Wednesday at her Austin home while in hospice care, after a long battle with breast cancer. Ivins revealed she was being treated for the disease the third time in early 2006.

I know it was Anne Richards who delivered the line but I think Molly Ivins wrote it, about G. Bush senior: "Poor George was born with a silver foot in his mouth".


Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Jermaine and Michael Jackson

It appears that Jermaine Jackson would like his borther, Michael Jackson, to convert to Islam.

Jermaine Jackson said on Monday he wants his brother Michael to convert to Islam; and he believes the reclusive superstar has given it serious thought.

"Michael, I feel, needs to become a Muslim because I think it's a great protection for him from all the things that he's been attacked with, which are false," said the former Jackson Five singer who now lives in Bahrain.

"There's a strength and protection there," Jackson told BBC Asian Newtwork after finishing runner-up to Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty in the "Celebrity Big Brother" TV reality show that was marred by accusations of racist bullying.

Jackson said he believed his brother had given conversion "serious thought" during long spells in Bahrain.

Not sure this is all that wise an idea. Islam can be pretty vicious when it comes to dealing with kiddie fiddlers.