Archive for September, 2010

ALICIA KEYS SHOWS OFF BABY BUMP AT KEEP A CHILD ALIVE GALA

Posted in Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz on September 30, 2010 by fadedblog

Newlyweds and parents-to-be Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz couldn’t keep their hands off each other as they attended Keep A Child Alive’s 7th annual Black Ball at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City this evening (September 30).

Showing off her burgeoning belly in a grey baroque print dress, expectant Alicia was truly glowing as she helped raise funds and awareness for the non-profit organization she started back in 2002.

Hosted by Alicia herself, this event takes place in New York and in London and has raised over $10 million since 2004.

Sade was slated to perform at the star-studded event.

Earlier this year, Alicia expressed her excitement about having the soul-music superstar participate in this year’s event. “Sade? Jay-Z? Both icons and both major influences of mine,” she said in a statement. “I am overwhelmed by their generosity in helping us continue the tradition of making the Black Ball the best fundraiser in NYC.”

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KATHERINE HEIGL BRINGS ‘LIFE AS WE KNOW IT’ TO NEW YORK

Posted in Josh Duhamel, Katherine Heigl on September 30, 2010 by fadedblog

Katherine Heigl looked radiant as she attended the Life As We Know It premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City today (September 30).

Joined by co-star Josh Duhamel and hubby Josh Kelley, the 31-year-old actress worked the press line like an old pro ahead of the debut of her latest romantic comedy.

While on the red carpet, Katherine said that she’s happy to make headlines, but stories about her in the media are often exaggerated.

Her comments in the past have been known to make waves in the entertainment world. She called the 2007 comedy Knocked Up, in which she starred, “a little sexist.” Later, she refused to seek an Emmy nomination after saying Grey’s Anatomy writers didn’t give her enough award-worthy material.

Katherine said she doesn’t have “any major problem” with what’s written about her. But she added that she tries to keep her perspective so she doesn’t believe her own press.

Meanwhile, Katherine is reportedly considering starring in Outlander, which she plans to shoot in Scotland in time for a 2012 release.

The flick is based on a series of time-traveling novels called Cross Stitch about a World War I- era nurse who travels back to 18th century Scotland and falls in love with a soldier fighting the English.

Much like Life as We Know It, Katherine will also be co-producing Outlander.

PARIS HILTON RETURNS TO REALITY TV

Posted in Paris Hilton on September 30, 2010 by fadedblog

Like a bad case of herpes simplex, Paris Hilton keeps coming back.

Oxygen Media has reportedly green lit a new docu-series, The New Untitled Paris Hilton Project, produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions.

So, what’s it going to be about? Paris’ life beyond what we see in the tabloids. If such a life exists, that is.

The show will include her life with pals. Among them? Brooke Mueller, Charlie Sheen‘s drug addict wife and mother to his two twin boys. She’s the token loudmouth. (Consider her the show’s Khloe Kardashian.) Then there’s Paris’s friend Jennifer Rovero, who once dated Fred Durst and graced the pages of Playboy. The single mother of two works full-time as Paris’s photographer. Paris’ other friend Allison Melnick, a major player in LA’s nightlife scene, will also appear on the show. Last but not least is Paris’s mom Kathy, the resident voice of reason. Wise, business-savvy, and fiercely loyal to her family and friends, Kathy will also reveal a side of herself that the audience hasn’t seen before: a jokster with a killer sense of humour.

MILEY CYRUS: TOO COLD WITHOUT LIAM HEMSWORTH?

Posted in Miley Cyrus on September 30, 2010 by fadedblog

Miley Cyrus was spotted visiting some friends in the Westwood neighbourhood of LA today (September 30).

The superstar actress of Hannah Montana and real life singing sensation was not wearing a bra with her outfit.

Where’s Liam Hemsworth when she needs him to keep her warm?

Meanwhile, in a sign of the decline of her popularily, Miley has surprisingly placed tenth in Billboard‘s hottest 21 musicians under 21 list. Topping the list? America’s sweetheart Taylor Swift.

Here is the top 10 list:

1. Taylor Swift

2. Justin Bieber

3. Selena Gomez

4. Charice

5. Soulja Boy

6. Nick Jonas

7. Willow Smith

8. Demi Lovato

9. Greyson Chance

10. Miley Cyrus

BRITNEY SPEARS’ CONSERVATORSHIP STANDS

Posted in Britney Spears on September 30, 2010 by fadedblog

Her career may be back on track, but Britney Spears still doesn’t have complete control of her affairs.

An L.A. judge upheld the pop star’s conservatorship put into place in 2008 after Britney exhibited erratic behaviour for months following her divorce from Kevin Federline.

Wearing a black dress and black boots, Britney was ushered into the judge’s chambers by deputies.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz later said in open court, “We had a very nice conversation.”

She then said no changes were being made to the 28-year-old singer’s conservatorship. Father Jamie Spears will retains control with attorneys over his daughter’s personal and financial affairs.

ASHLEY GREENE HITS THE GYM AFTER OVERNIGHT WITH JOE JONAS

Posted in Ashley Greene on September 30, 2010 by fadedblog

Tending to her fitness needs, Ashley Green was spotted heading to the gym this morning (September 30) in Los Angeles.

After spending the night with new boyfrriend Joe Jonas at her apartment in Studio City, CA, the actress and starlet of mega hit movie series Twilight spent an hour inside the gym doing some toning and firming.

Meanwhile, Ashley says she hasn’t seen the script for new Twilight movie Breaking Dawn.

The actress — who plays Edward’s little sister Alice Cullen in the hit movie franchise — says she’s so paranoid about letting out any secrets she thinks the parcel containing the screenplay may be bugged.

“I haven’t seen the script yet,” Ashley confesses. “I reckon it will come in a sealed secret box, with a tracking device! No, although you have to be careful with them. Maybe they do hide tracking devices in there and we just don’t know about it!”

JENNIFER GARNER GETS ‘LIFETIME IMPACT’ HONOR BY VARIETY

Posted in Anne Hathaway, Eva Mendes, Jennifer Garner on September 30, 2010 by fadedblog

Jennifer Garner was honoured with a lifetime impact award by Variety’s Power of Women, which recognizes philanthropic work by women in Hollywood.

Ditching her trademark mom jeans, the 38-year-old actress looked sharp and well put together she arrived at Variety’s 2nd Annual Power Of Women Luncheon today (September 30) to be honored for her work with Save the Children.

Eva Mendes, meanwhile, was recognized for her work with Art of Elysium – a non-profit organisation which encourages actors, artistes and musicians who dedicate their time to children suffering from serious medical conditions.

Katie Holmes was also among the awardees for her work with the Dizzy Feet Foundation, an organization she set up in 2009 with American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe, The Pacifier director Adam Shankman and Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba to help underprivileged young people in the US become professional dancers and to increase access to dance education in America.

“By honouring this incredible group of high-profile women who are leading the charge, we hope to inspire and empower everyone within our industry – and throughout the world – to get involved and give back,” says Michelle Sobrino, Variety’s associate publisher. “The goal of Variety Power of Women is to celebrate women in entertainment who have made significant contributions to the philanthropic and charitable causes closest to their hearts.”

Other honorees included actress Amy Adams for her work on behalf of The Ghetto Film School, Management 360 Founding Partner Suzan Bymel for her contribution to the Global Creative Forum, Jumper star Diane Lane for her association with Heifer International — which gives livestock and training to families in poverty across the world — and Natalie Portman who is recognized for being an Ambassador of Hope for FINCA, which aims to provide small loans and other financial services to help families get out of poverty.