Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Usually when Venus and Serena Williams play against each other, it's a shitty match to watch.

Thankfully, that wasn't the case at the Wimbledon Women's Finals on Saturday.

This time, Venus prevailed.

After losing five Grand Slam titles to her little sister, V took the prized Wimbledon title 7-5, 6-4.

AND, the Williams sisters also won the women's doubles championship.


Future U.S. President Barack Obama looks very presidential on the cover of the new issue of Ebony magazine.

Published by Carolina on July 5th, 2008 (4 hours ago)

The always reliable Sun reports that Madonna has asked Britney Spears to join her on tour.

Not only that, the Queen Of Pop is set to record a video with Britney in New York tomorrow.

Madge’s Sticky and Sweet tour kicks off on August 23, so if this is true, they better get cracking!
Madonna has also invited Britney to appear in person on some of the world tour dates.

A source close to Britney revealed,

They are recording a video together on Sunday that will provide the backdrop for part of Madonna’s show.

And they are talking about Britney taking the stage on a few of the dates too.

There’s no doubt that her and Britney together will spell fireworks again.

It’s hoped that Madonna can help Britney get back to her old self.

Appearing with Madonna would really kickstart her career again.

She’s been there and done it so could provide some great guidance.

Britney and If anyone can mastermind a Britney comeback, it’s Madonna.

Lots of people will be hoping there’s a repeat of the kissing incident a few years ago.

Madonna’s new tour to support album Hard Candy promises to be her sexiest yet, as she will turn 50 a week before it kicks off in Cardiff.

No worries though, the Queen will still shock fans with a controversial stage show–a part of her routine will be to be mummified.


— Soul diva Amy Winehouse sipped from a glass of red wine and looked a bit unsteady on her feet as she appeared in front of a large audience at the Rock in Rio music festival southeast of Madrid on Friday.

Then, as tens of thousands cheered, she threw off a pair of high stiletto heels in favor of white moccasins, donned a white electric guitar and settled into an intense rendition of some of her best known songs, including "Rehab."

Winehouse delivered a strong vocal performance accompanied by her octet plus two male backing vocalists.

There was no hint of the controversy that saw the Grammy-winning singer scuffle with a fan at the Glastonbury festival in Britain and
show up an hour late looking the worse for wear last May in Portugal.

The singer won five Grammy Awards, including best record, best song and best new artist, in early February,
but her musical success has been overshadowed by her tumultuous private life and public struggles with drugs and alcohol.

Last month, her father said she developed emphysema from smoking cigarettes and crack cocaine, although her spokeswoman has said Winehouse only has pre-emphysema symptoms.

Once finished at Rock in Rio, she did not stay for an encore and left the outdoor concert venue by helicopter.

Winehouse's manager, Michael Jobson, told national broadcaster RTVE that the singer had looked forward to singing in Madrid after appearances in Portugal and Hyde Park, London.

English band Jamiroquai followed Winehouse on stage, with Colombian pop singer Shakira topping the bill.

The Police, Bob Dylan, Lenny Kravitz, Alejandro Sanz and Franz Ferdinand were all due to perform over the weekend.

Organizers said around 350,000 people were expected to have enjoyed music at the newly inaugurated concert site by the end of the festival.
Mark Ronson, Winehouse producer, is Obama fundraiser
Mark Ronson: "Sometimes I cannot help but feel with Hillary that she tacks which way the wind is blowing." to not show enlarge option

Adam Sherwin, Media Correspondent, The Times
Mark Ronson, Britain’s best-connected music producer who guided Amy Winehouse to stardom, has revealed that he is a donor and fundraiser for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.

The Anglo-American star, who was invited to DJ at Tom Cruise’s wedding, hopes to persuade other celebrities yet to endorse Senator Obama, that his man can win the White House.

Ronson, nominated for a Grammy and three Brit Awards, told The Times:
“I have given a donation to Obama and I intend do so again.
I have also been involved in fund-raising.”

Ronson, 32, produced Winehouse’s seven million-selling Back To Black album, as well as hits for Lily Allen and Christina Aguilera.
His Version album achieved double platinum sales in Britain.
Ronson was born in London and his relatives include Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Gerald Ronson, the property tycoon.
“I’m the first-born son in a Jewish family, so a lot was going to be expected of me, whatever field I went into."
But, he insists again, he was never spoilt or coddled or given an easy ride.
“In fact the opposite.
My mother definitely instilled in us her pretty heavy value system."
He can donate to Obama because he is a working resident in New York.
His donation is listed on a campaign website.
Individual contributions are capped at $4,600 (£2,328) for the primary and general election campaigns under US law.

Ronson could support Mr Obama further through fund-raising club nights attended by stars.
Oprah Winfrey raised $3 million for the Illinois senator at a $2,300-per ticket event at her California estate.

“I got to meet Obama at a small fundraiser,” Ronson said.
“He is incredibly intelligent and you know that he can talk honestly about who he is.
Sometimes I can’t help but feel with Hillary that she tacks which way the wind is blowing.”

Mr Obama’s celebrity donors include Oprah Winfrey, and the actors Will Smith, Chris Rock and George Clooney.
But the campaign, which raised a record-breaking $32 million (£16 million) last month, is keen to secure support from music stars in Ronson’s circle,
including Sean “P Diddy” Combs, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Beyonce Knowles.

Ronson said:
“America’s public image is so bad.
I think electing an African-American sets a good example.
It shows the rest of America that we’re not all like Bush.
People now know that when they back Obama he is a guy who can win.
The nature of American politics is changing.”

A “cool icon” among dance music fans, Ronson hopes to motivate younger voters to the polls.
“I think for a lot of people it’s become the most important thing to get the Republicans out of the White House,” he said.

Ronson, who numbers Michael Jackson and Sean Lennon among his friends, moved to New York with his music industry family, when he was eight years old.

The young Ronson discovered a passion for hip-hop and was hired by Diddy and Prince to DJ at their parties.

He was paid £40,000 by Tom Cruise to spin records at his wedding to Katie Holmes.

Bikini after babies: Jennifer Lopez slips back into a two-piece
Last updated at 7:22 PM on 05th July 2008

She gained more than three stone while pregnant with twins Max and Emme, but less than five months later Jennifer Lopez has slipped back into a bikini.

The 38-year-old singer stripped down to a string two-piece while holidaying aboard a luxury boat in Italy.

She was joined by husband Marc Anthony, who showered her with affection as she cooled off in the sea, as well as friend and fashion designer Stefano Gabbana.

Making a splash: Jennifer Lopez cooled off while holidaying in Italy yesterday
After giving birth in February,
Jennifer said she was in no rush to lose her baby weight, revealing she even liked to 'play with my little leftover belly.'

She slowly reintroduced a fitness regime, working out three times a week with celebrity personal trainer Gunnar Peterson.

Her program now includes 20-30 minute walks with sets of push-ups and lunges.

The couple's summer holiday marks the end of Anthony's European tour, which took in Spain, Belgium and Italy.

Family matters:

J.Lo recently accompanied her husband on his European tour

Jennifer, who has barely been apart from the Latin star since their marriage in 2004, joined him on the road along with their children.

When announcing his plan to make the tour a family affair, Marc said:
'When I perform... they will inspire me.'

Jennifer is expected to resume work later this week, and has already has a number of film projects lined up including the romantic comedy Love and Other Impossible Pursuits.

Posted Jul 5th 2008 4:07PM

Adolf Hitler has had his head chopped off, decades after leaving a planet he profoundly harmed.
It went down at Madame Tussauds in Berlin.
A 41-year-old Berlin man decided to wax poetic.
In the end he won by a neck, even though he now faces criminal charges.
Truth be told, it kind of gave us an idea.

Stacy Ferguson

Posted Jul 5th 2008 2:55PM

TMZ got a hold of some Fergie photos from back in the day --
when she was just known simply as Stacy Ferguson.
This was probably around the time she got that ridic eyebrow piercing she's had forever.

Jim Carrey made the best of the paparazzi shit show in Malibu on Friday and gave them some good photo op!

The Canadian funny man, looking pretty good shirtless -
we must say, donned gal pal Jenny McCarthy's swimsuit as they strolled down the beach outside their Independence Day party.

He can give Borat a run for his money!

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