Her legs were worth millions
By Brian Frederick
LOS ANGELES, CA (Hollywood Today)
You may not remember her dance musicals unless you are a movie buff of Hollywood’s golden age but Cyd Charisse was the talent that made some of Hollywood’s great classic musical movies in the 1950s.
She starred in the musical hit ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ with Gene Kelly and ’Silk Stockings,’ with Fred Astaire.
Not only was she a star in her own right, Charisse was known for having the nicest legs in Hollywood
After the 1960s, movie musicals began to decline and the demand for long legged ballet dancers declined with them.
Cyd had a supporting role in ‘Something’s Got To Give,’ starring Marilyn Monroe.
The Texas native was born Tula Ellice Finklea in Amarillo.
In 2006, she was presented with the National Medal of the Arts and Humanities by President Bush in 2006.
Charisse is survived by her second husband Tony Martin and her two sons Tony Martin Jr. from her second marriage and Nico “Nicky” Charisse from her first marriage to her dance instructor, Nico Charisse.
Thursday, June 19th, 2008
Music biz can still put out a big CD premiere in Internet Age, Coldplay also a winner
By Emily Smith
And it isn’t just the Hip Hop genre receiving some positive sales, the band – Coldplay – just released their new album –Viva La Vida, with first day sales of 316,000 – and is projected, by Billboard, to sell up to 750,000 by the end of the 1st week.
Lil Wayne’s success does not stop there, he has also sold 2.14million downloads of his single, “Lollipop”, and can currently claim to have the Top selling ringtone of the year so far, with 2 million, as reported by Nielsen Soundscan.
He has used an interesting marketing technique, according to Vibe Editor, Danyel Smith.
Billboard charts director, Geoff Mayfield, said retailers showed confidence, when they ordered shipments of around 1.8 million copies, which is much higher than usual.
The show, scheduled to launch this fall, will show Janet as a mentor while a group of aspiring singers and dancers compete for an undisclosed prize.
According to Variety, the untitled show on 25/7 Productions for MTV will begin filming this summer, as Jackson gets ready to go on tour September 10th.
Executive producer Dave Broome explains the show,
It’s really about finding who’s the next Janet Jackson or Justin Timberlake or Usher.
1. Iron Man - $50,500,000
While we wait for the twins…
Angelina Jolie's new movie, Wanted, hits theaters next Friday, June 27th, and the film is getting GREAT reviews
The Hollywood Reporter glows:
The debut American feature by successful Russian director Timur Bekmambetov ("Night Watch" and its record-smashing 2006 sequel,
That would include engagingly offbeat source material in the form of Mark Millar and J.G. Jones' comic book series, a decent adaptation by Michel Brandt and Derek Haas
Can't wait to see it!!!!
Are U going to see Wanted???
That's Keira Knightley and her mother, Sharman Macdonald, a writer, at the premiere of The Edge Of Love, Wednesday at the 62nd Edinburgh International Film Festival.