Friday, June 12, 2009

KIM kardashian- short hair / CHER "new" Son

























CHER'S DAUGHTER



CHASTITY BONO


IS CHANGING GENDER FROM FEMALE TO MALE:





Cher is about to get a new son.




Chastity Bono, the celebrity offspring of the singer and late husband Sonny Bono, is changing gender from female to male, her publicist told the Daily News on Thursday.


The 40-year-old, known to family and friends as Chaz, came out as a lesbian nearly two decades ago.


Bono intends to make the transition from woman to man, publicist Howard Bragman said.


"Chaz, after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity," Bragman said.
























































posted by anne - Thu Jun 11 2009, 1:57 AM PD



Kim Kardashian debuted a sleek new 'do ... er, wig ... on her website the other day.



Apparently, the reality star was photographed wearing the stylish hairpiece for an upcoming spread in Oprah's mag, 0.



"I can't give away the concept just yet but it involves other reality stars," she writes on her blog.



"Trista from 'The Bachelorette,' was there, 'American Idol' judge Kara [DioGuardi], and a bunch more."



Although Kim has rocked wigs in the past (remember when everyone thought she went blond back in April?), the shoot was the first time she's ever gotten to work with hair stylist to the stars, Ken Paves.


"He completely transformed my hair!" she exclaims



GAY GROUPS GROWING CONCERN OVER 'BRUNO':


After an exhaustive and controversial production process, Sacha Baron Cohen and Universal are finally set to unleash BRUNO onto the multiplex -- and gay groups are reacting with "deeply mixed" emotions!













"Some people in our community may like this movie, but many are not going to be OK with it," Rashad Robinson, senior director for the gay and lesbian alliance against defamation, tells the New York Times in a planned Sunday expose.



"Sacha Baron Cohen's well-meaning attempt at satire is problematic in many places and outright offensive in others."



Brad Luna, a spokesman for human rights campaign, warns the movie should come with disclaimer:



"We strongly feel that Sacha Baron Cohen and Universal Pictures have a responsibility to remind the viewing public right there in the theater that this is intended to expose homophobia."



Billed as an encore to the blockbuster Borat, with a twist, the film is set for July 10.



It's delivered R-rated and ready to shock.



In one scene Bruno appears on a talk show holding a baby who is wearing a T-shirt reading "Gayby.



" The sequence flashes to Bruno having sex in a hot tub while the baby sits nearby.



He then boasts to the outraged studio audience that the baby is a man magnet.



"You're going to burn in hell for that one!" shouts an unknowing audience member.



Elton John blushed and balked when Cohen asked if he could play "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" for a scene in which Bruno, participating in a cage-fighting match in Arkansas, pulls down his opponent's pants and kisses him on the mouth, prompting a horrified crowd to throw garbage at him.


[Elton does make a cameo later in the movie.]



Cohen's favorite BRUNO scene is said involve the comic strutting around ultra-orthodox streets of Jerusalem in short-shorts and Hasidic black hat.



The New York Times's Brooks Barnes is planning to go thousands of words on the societal implications of it all, newsroom sources tell the Drudge Report.




LBN-BOOK NEWS:


***Divorce will never have looked better on a woman than it will tonight at Mr. Chow in TriBeCa in NYC, where novelist and screenwriter Gigi Levangie Grazer is celebrating the release of her fourth book, "Queen Takes King."



The statuesque redhead, whose divorce from "Da Vinci Code" producer Brian Grazer was finalized in May, netting her $13 million, will also have a party on Satur day at the Southampton home of Rita Schrager, ex-wife of hotelier Ian Schrager.



***Mica Ertegun found herself temporarily cashless at the party at Elaine's in NYC for the publication of "Hound Dog:



The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography," and had to borrow $60 from Elaine Kaufman to buy two copies of the book by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, composers of such hits as "Jailhouse Rock" and "On Broadway."



The widow of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun -- who worked with the songwriters going back to the '50s -- paid Elaine back when her driver returned.



Other guests included Kenny Vance of "Jay and the Americans," movie director Stanley Donen ("Singin' in the Rain"), producer Ken Waissman ("Grease"), Anne Slater, author Bruce Jay Friedman and Leslie Uggams, who recorded Lieber and Stoller's "Is That All There Is" before Peggy Lee made it a No. 1 hit.



***Guy Lalibert is furious about the new biography we reported on last month in which the Cirque du Soleil creator is portrayed as a bed-hopping scoundrel.



Yesterday, he sent a letter to Transit Publishing demanding all copies of Ian Halperin's "Guy Lalibert: The Fabulous Story of the Creator of the Cirque du Soleil" be yanked from stores in the next 24 hours or he'll sue.



But a defiant Halperin told us, "We intend to fight this vigorously and take this as a gross infringement on freedom of the press.



Everything in my book is true and can easily be proven.



If he continues to ha rass me . . . I will launch a slander suit."



***Bookstore sales fell 2.6% in April, to $969 million, according to preliminary estimates released this morning by the U.S. Census Bureau.



Bookstore sales have fallen every month this year and the April decline was slightly higher than the 1.4% drop reported in March.



Through the first four months of 2009, bookstore sales declined 3.8%, to $5.21 billion.



For the entire retail segment, sales were down 4.0% in April and 9.9% for the four-month period.



LBN-DID YOU KNOW:



***People that use mobile phones are 2.5 times more likely to develop cancer in areas of the brain that are adjacent to the ear they use to talk on the mobile phone.



***Over 90% of diseases are cause or complicated by stress. ***Over 436,000 U.S. Troops were exposed to depleted uranium during the first Gulf war.



LBN-QUOTE:



"I would trust a citizen journalist as much as I would trust a citizen surgeon."-----Morley Safer, 60 Minutes.

1 comment:

Roger Helbig said...

Your Did You Know about US Troops in Gulf War is grossly inaccurate -what is your source? I presume it is some video or blog that has never bothered to check its claims because that would not be what they wanted to make you believe. The claim about DU exposure and Gulf War veterans should be removed because once you check the facts, you will find it is totally bogus.

For facts about DU, go to www.depletedcranium.com or write to me - I have been studying DU and the liars in the anti-DU crusade for over four years - I learn more every day.

Roger
DUStory-owner@yahoogroups.com