George Sampson: Britain's Got Talent Winner
Well we didn't get that quite right! George Sampson, the 14 year old dancer, has just won Britain's Got Talent with his stunning version of an updated Singing In The Rain.
George is 14 (15 on the 29th of June) and lives in Birchwood. He has built a good fan base on the Internet on forums, such as at ITV.com and on websites such as bebo.
His fans were mobilised and did their job to make George a winner (and to pocket the £100,000 and Royal Variety performance).
Well done to him and those that supported him, especially his mother.
The likes of Faryl Smith will be disappointed but have a good future ahead of them. Simon Cowell will be visualising the cash tills already.
Faryl Smith, Escala, Kate & Gin: Who Will Win Tonight?
Amy Winehouse Back On Stage In Lisbon
Charlie Sheen And Brooke Mueller Marry
Charlie is 42 and has been married twice before and this will be the first try for 30 year old Brooke, described as a real estate invester.
The UsMagazine reports that, "Sheen's daughters Sam, 4, and Lola, 3, with ex-wife Denise Richards were flower girls."
20 Hottest Young Royals & The Topless Princess
|Forbes have released yet another 'list' this time it's the 20 Hottest Young Royals.|
It's a bit of a strange list regarding the female royals, how can Princess Beatrice possibly be 'hotter' than Sweden's Princess Madeline? See her photos. In the case of this list, however, 'hot' is used in a different context.
To create the list Forbes 'counted international Web and media presence as well as family wealth. Only unmarried royals under the age of 35 were considered.'
Prince William heads the top twenty with Prince Harry in second place. It must be said that many of the royals aren't exactly household names. The topless Princess Sikhanyiso of Swaziland, for example, isn't exactly a familiar theme on the Internet.
The full list can be seen below.
1. Prince William (see photo with Princess Beatrice)
2. Prince Harry
3. Zara Phillips
4. Princes Beatrice
5. Charlotte Casiraghi
6. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum
7. Princes Victoria
8. Prince Azim
9. Prince Varl Philip
10 Andrea Casiraghi
11 Prince Albert
12 Princess Madeline (see photo)
13 Princess Theodora
14 Prince Wenzeslaus
15 Princess Tsuguko
16 Princess Sirivannavari
17 Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum
18 Princess Iman bint Al Hussein
19 Prince Philippos
20 Princess Sikhanyiso (see photo)
Sharleen Spiteri Dines And Wines With Roberto Cavalli
Last night celebrities were at a Roberto Cavalli Dinner and Wine Launch which was held at 17 Berkeley Street, London.
The photo is of Sharleen Spiteri of the band Texas. Also seen attending were the likes of Sarah Ferguson (still using the title Duchess of York), Tamara Beckwith and Bianca Jagger.
Celebrity News Snippits
Tuuli ShipsterThe new James Bond book, Devil May Care, has now been released around the world and has given the model Tuuli Shipster lots of publicity as part of the launch. You can even see a nude photo of her on CelebTease.com.
This new James Bond book by Sebastian Faulks is being heavily discounted at only £8.55 in UK (RRP £18.99) and $14.97 (list price $24,97) in USA.
Nancy ShevellPaul McCartney was accompanied by Nancy Shevell as he was awarded an honary doctorate in music at Yale University in Connecticut. This is the first official appearance that the couple have made together and will no doubt fire up the rumours that their relationship is becoming serious.
Eddie MurphyIt's reported that Eddie Murphy is set to return to Beverley Hills Cop as detective Axel Foley. It is believed that the film will be made next year (2009).
Leona LewisThe Bleeding Love video has joined the top ten of most viewed videos of all time on YouTube. Leona Lewis was told that the video has had a remarkable 55 million hits.
Pete DohertyThe Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty was late for a London gig. It seems he had to bury his cat first (yes it was dead). He told the fans, "Sorry I'm late. But considering I've had to bury one of my cats at the roadside I've done pretty well to be here."
George Clooney and Sarah Larson Split
Oh dear! The reports spreading like wildfire are that George Clooney and Sarah Larson have split as a couple. We have now got this from several sources.
A 'friend' is quoted as saying, "George is relieved to be single again. He thinks Sarah is sweet and that is why it was so hard to break up with her. The truth is they had little in common and he just doesn't want to be tied down."
George Clooney's spokesperson would not confirm or deny the stories. All they would say is, "We do not comment on George's personal life."
We broke a couple of stories about the George Clooney and Sarah Larson romance. Here are some of the posts that cover their story.
The Sarah Larson and George Clooney Story So Far - with Sarah Larson photos:
Exclusive: Was Sarah Larson A Go Go Dancer?
More Information About Sarah Larson
Exclusive: Sara Larson's Ex Boyfriend Contacts Celebrity Insider
Photos Of Sarah Larson Before She Met George Clooney
George Clooney And Sarah Larson In Accident
Sarah Larson On Crutches
Sara Larson: Is This The Look Of Love?
Sarah Larson Could Cost George Clooney $100,000
Sarah Larson and George Clooney Still Have The Look Of Love
Ashlee Simpson And Pete Wentz: She's Pregnant!
Everyone knew, but now it's official. Ashlee Simpson is pregnant!
Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz issued the following statement:
"While many have speculated about this, we wanted to wait until after the first trimester to officially confirm that we are expecting our first child. This is truly the most joyous time in our lives and we are excited to share the happy news and start our family."Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Wentz!
Sharon Stone Earthquake Comments Upset Chinese
|Sharon Stone has put her foot in it. She's upset the Chinese by talking about the recent horrific earthquake in their country.|
Sharon said, "I thought, 'Is that karma?' When you are not nice, bad things happen to you."
The inference being that the recent disaster was linked to Beijing's policy on Tibet. It seems that Sharon was asked by the Tibetan Foundation to help earthquake victims. She went on to say:
"It was a big lesson to me that sometimes you have to learn to put your head down and be of service even to people who aren't nice to you.There has been a strong reaction in China. The chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers described her comments as 'inappropriate.' The Beijing Times reports of how stores have removed ads for cosmetics and Christian Products that feature Sharon's image.
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Caron Bernstein And Her Disturbing Paintings
|The NY Post reported that Caron Bernstein opened her one woman show at the 1st Gallery in Chelsea. The show was described as 'disturbing' because her paintings documented such things as her rape by an ex boyfriend, the suicide of her brother and so on.|
Caron is a South African model and singer, born in Johannesburg August 16 1970. She majored in Painting at the Johnnesburg School of Arts.
She started to express tragedies that had happened in her life in her paintings.
Caron Bernstein describes it on MySpace. In her own words:
"To cope with these tragedies Caron began to express herself through her painting, focusing on portraits that attempt to capture the darker aspects of the subject’s character, while putting on display her own sense of the comical nature of tragedy.
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Rachel Stevens Shopping And Being Nude On Screen
Rachel Stevens spotted yesterday, 27 May 2008, shopping in Primrose Hill, London.
At the moment Rachel has said that she is "throwing herself into acting and focusing on that." And no music as, "It's not the right time for me to get back into it at the moment."
As for the acting she said, "Some of the scripts I've read have full-on sex scenes and stuff like that but that's part of it. You've got to go for it."
She has taken up an acting technique which helps over come fears about getting naked on stage and in movies. So we could see Rachel Stevens nude on sceen! Photo: WENN
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Kirsten Dunst Battling Depresson Not Drugs
|Kirsten Dunst has been trying to put the record straight about her spell in Cirque Lodge. It was said at the time, in much of the media, that she was there because of alcohol or drugs abuse.|
Kirsten has come out strongly saying that this wasn't true. She was in fact in there battling depression after spending six months trying to deal with it by herself. She told Marc Malkin:
"Depression is pretty serious and should not be gossiped about.
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Has Michelle Ryan The Worst American Accent?
|The Radio Times website asked readers who, of the British actors, had the worst American accent. In the top (or should that be bottom?) spot was Michelle Ryan in her Bionic Woman performance. Actually we didn't think she sounded too bad - oh well!|
They also asked which British star had the best American accent and Hugh Laurie in House was voted into the number one position.
The Radio Times website shows the top twenty in each category.
Gabrielle Union At The Tao Nightclub Las Vegas
Actress and former model Gabrielle Union, 35, and one of People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People plays host at the Tao nightclub, inside the Venetian hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Photo: Chris Connor / WENN
Is Leona Lewis Engaged?
| Speculation is mounting that Leona Lewis has got engaged to her electrician boyfriend Lou Al-Chamaa. She was seen in the early hours wearing a ring on her marriage finger which looked to be diamonds.|
Leona Lewis has denied the engagement but has previously admitted that Lou is the 'one for her'.
The couple, who share an apartment in Hackney, have known each other since Leona was eleven and have been dating since she was 17. She has been reported as previously saying, "I'm too young to talk about marriage and kids just yet."
It's also rumoured that Leona is set to star in the closing ceremony at the Beijing Olympics. If this is correct she will have an audience of over 150 million. Not bad for an ex X Factor contestant!
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Ashley Harkleroad To Be In Playboy - Photos
The US tennis player Ashley Harkleroad may have been knocked out of the French Open yesterday by Serena Williams but she now has a new sideline - she's going to be in Playboy!
Yes, you'll be able to see her in all of her glory in the August issue of Playboy.
Ashley Harkleroad said:
"Sometimes they put athletes in Playboy. Like Amanda Beard or Gabriella Reece. So I’ll be the first tennis player ever. That’s kind of cool. I really didn’t think it was that big of a deal. I’m proud of my body. I stay in shape and try to stay fit. I’m just trying to represent a female athlete and her body that can be sexy too."
Photos: wtnphotos, en.wilkipedia
Sharon Elizabeth Photo & News
It's birthday time for Dancing with the Stars professionals Derek Hough and Mark Balas. Sharon Elizabeth was at the celebration which was held at Bank night club in the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Chris Connor / WENN.
Shannon Elizabeth has recently joined the celebrity roster at DoylesRoom. The following is part of a Press Release issued yesterday:
DoylesRoom today announced the addition of luscious Hollywood pinup girl Shannon Elizabeth to their celebrity roster. Comprised of a potent mix of both acclaimed poker pros and card savvy celebrities, Team Brunson is always equipped to make a splash at the hottest live, online, and televised poker events. The addition of Shannon Elizabeth will sexily raise the stakes even higher.
Celebrity News Snippits
Konnie Huq Cleavage To Go On Display
It seems that Konnie Huq has finally 'sold out' and has agreed to pose for some sexy photos for GQ magazine according to the Daily Star.
For those who may not know Konnie is an ex-children's show (Blue Peter) presenter who got many older male viewers also glued to their television sets watching kids TV.
A while back Konnie is reported to have said:
"I’ve had offers from lads’ mags. I wouldn’t mind, as long as it was classy and sexy. The problem is, when you have big boobs like mine, a topless photo shoot looks tacky, whereas with someone like Kate Moss, who has a flatter chest, it looks arty. I’m not going to rule anything out. I’d love to be a sex symbol. If you’ve got it, you have to use it."So it looks as if the money is finally right but a friend is quoted as telling the Daily Star, "Konnie wouldn't do anything that isn't tasteful but she realises that it's a grown-up magazine with grown-up readers."
So there will be no Konnie Huq topless photos ... yet!
Their are sexy photos of Konnie Huq on the blog In Praise Of Konnie Huq
The Eurovision Farce
|The now farcical Eurovision 2008 song contest was won last night by Russia with Dima Bilan singing Believe. Ukraine and Ani Lorak, as mentioned in our previous post, was second.|
Eurovision 2008 Winners
1. Russia: 272 points
2. Ukraine: 230
3. Greece: 218
4. Armenia: 199
5. Norway: 182
Something I thought I'd never say but, for once I agree with the UK presenter Terry Wogan when he said that Eurovision is "no longer a music contest".
Wogan went on to say, "Indeed, western European participants have to decide whether they want to take part from here on in because their prospects are poor."
The voting is now done on political grounds and has nothing to do with the best song. It's about voting for your 'mates' in adjoining countries and over the top presentations. The Russians even had an ice skater on stage - what on earth has that got to do with singing.
It must be said, in fairness, that the Russian song was adequate but one of the favourites, Sweden, which won a trial vote, got nowhere. And mainly because they aren't an eastern European country.
Changes need to be made or the whole thing will become a complete and utter farce.
Ani Lorak Ukraine's Favourite For Eurovision
Charlotte Perrelli To Win Eurovision
Ani Lorak Ukraine's Favourite For Eurovision
29 year old Ani Lorak is now one of the favourites to win the Eurovision song contest for Ukraine tonight. She seems to have moved in front of Sweden's Charlotte Perrelli who we told you about on Tuesday. All will be revealed tonight!
Latest odds can be seen on oddschecker.
The Google Trend That Is Wendi Deng
Michelle Williams Cannes Festival Photo
Michelle Williams looked stunning at the 2008 Cannes Festival yesterday as can be seen by the photo. She was attending the premiere of Synecdoche, New York (see TimesOnLine for a review).
Talking about her recent heratbreak over Heath Ledger she told the Daily Telegraph, "I am the mother of the most tender-hearted, high-spirited, beautiful little girl who is the spitting image of her father. All that I can cling to is his presence inside her that reveals itself every day." Photo: WENN
Michelle Keegan, Best Newcomer, Yesterday
Michelle Keegan, the girl who has brightened up the Coronation Street soap, seen arriving at the Granada Studios yesterday (May 22 2008) in Manchester, England. She was recently voted 'Best Newcomer' at the British Soap Awards. Photo:Steve Searle / WENN
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Gemma Garrett Flops Despite Her Cleavage Show
|The delusional and publicity seeking Gemma Garrett, Miss Great Britain, slumped to an embarrassingly low number of votes at the Crewe by-election. She came rock bottom out of 10 candidates with only o.27 of the votes.|
And to think that on Thursday she said, "I have been taking lots of votes away from Labour and if they don't get in a lot of fingers are going to point at me." Ha ha ha!
Mind you the Daily Star is also pretty stupid as well. They wrote about how, 'Gemma has sent voters into a frenzy with her Beauties For Britain Party. She is winning huge support on her final day of campaigning to become Britain's hottest MP (Member of Parliament).
Of course neither Gemma Garrett or the Daily Star are really stupid as they generated publicity for each other - and that seems to often be the whole reason for the 'celebrity game'.
Here are the full results of the Crewe and Nantwich by-election:
Edward Timpson (Con) 20,539 (49.49%,)
Tamsin Dunwoody (Lab) 12,679 (30.55%)
Elizabeth Shenton (Lib Dem) 6,040 (14.55%)
Mike Nattrass (UKIP) 922 (2.22%)
Robert Smith (Green) 359 (0.87%)
David Roberts (Eng Dem) 275 (0.66%)
The Flying Brick (Monster Raving Loony) 236 (0.57%)
Mark Walklate (Ind) 217 (0.52%)
Paul Thorogood (Cut Tax on Diesel and Petrol) 118 (0.28%)
Gemma Garrett (Ind) 113 (0.27%)
More information about Gemma Garrett:
Gemma Garrett, Miss Great Britain, The Politician
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Pregnant Louise Redknapp Photographed At Sanderson Hotel
A pregnant Louise Redknapp spotted leaving the Sanderson Hotel in London. She recently announced that she is three and a half months pregnant. This will be her second child with former soccer player Jamie Redknapp. Louise was a former singer with Eternal and now presents The Clothes Show and models for lingerie.
Louise Redknapp told the Daily Mirror how it took her nearly four years to conceive Charley (she suffers from endometriosis) but this time it took only a month. She said of her pregnancy surprise, "When I did the pregnancy test, I nearly fell off the chair. My friend popped in and I dragged her upstairs and said, 'You've got to look at this. Am I reading it wrong?'" Photo: Will Alexander/WENN
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Vaness Curry A Laker Girl
|Rumours are spreading on the Internet about Vanessa Curry and a basketball player, see THEDIRTY.com for example. We haven't all of the facts so we'll add no more for now.|
Christy Oglevee Set To Marry Chris Cooley
On Friday evening Chris Cooley of the Washington Redskins is set to wed the ex cheerleader Christy Oglevee who got fired for dating him.
It seems Redskinettes mustn't fraternize with players. Guess it's a double standards thing though, as Chris didn't get the boot as well.
The couple have been engaged for nine months and fuller details of how they met are on washingtonpost.com.
Chris wrote lovingly about Christy Oglevee:
"As we moved through the season, I fell in love with her. We went through a lot of weird stuff, but it never fazed either of us. Maybe her dad brainwashed me one of the nights I passed out at her house, because no matter what happened, I was crazy about her. More likely it was her mom, since I was usually trying to impress the old man by drinking him under the table."