Saturday, December 31, 2011

Have A Happy & Safe New Year!


Update: Rihanna & Chris Brown Ready To Reunite Officially!?


I have been saying forever that I believe Rihanna and Chris Brown would get back together after some time had passed after the unfortunate incident 3 years ago, the night before the Grammy Awards.

The evidence has been screaming for the past few years that they still loved each other and the only thing that were keeping them apart were legal restraints, media, PR and their fans, at the time.

So now that we know they are def in contact... for info on previous posts about this story, just search "Chris Brown" or "Rihanna" on this blog.

Well now MTO is reporting the two are planning to meet up next week and have been talking and texting via the phone. They say sources close to the pair are saying they are attempting to see if they should reunite.

It was also revealed this week that Rihanna doesn't have a problem with Chris Brown attending the "Grammy's" where he is nominated for 3 awards.

Stay Tuned.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Divorce Shocker - Russell Brand & Katy Perry Are Over!


Well dayum. Just when they claimed all was well in matrimony land, today Russell Brand filed for divorce from Katy Perry. Deets below:

Via People:

A year after their fairy-tale wedding in India, it seems Katy Perry and Russell Brand won't be living happily ever after.

Brand, 36, filed for divorce in Los Angeles on Friday, citing irreconcilable differences.

"Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage," he said in a statement to PEOPLE. "I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends."

The Superior Court filing, which lists Perry by her given name of Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, does not list a date of separation.

The pair have been spotted without their wedding rings in recent days amid reports they spent the holidays apart, with Perry in Hawaii and Brand in the U.K.

The California-born pop star, 27, and the British comedian-turned-actor began dating in 2009. Brand popped the question four months later, and they were married in October 2010 in a lavish ceremony – that included two elephants as well as acrobats and jugglers – at a luxury resort in northern India.

In the early months of their marriage, the two were giddy in their compliments to each other.

Perry called Brand her great man of God, while Brand said his spiritual and emotional connection to his bride made him "love everyone."

In Redbook's April issue, Brand said he had been more than happy to give up his partying ways to settle down.

"I think I was ready for it," he said. "If you're wild, like a wild animal, marriage won't contain you. I think that's how a lot of people get into trouble."

But in recent weeks, they faced a drumbeat of rumors of trouble in their marriage. Both laughed off the reports, with Brand telling Ellen DeGeneres earlier this month, "I am really happily married."

UPDATE: Has Beyonce Given Birth!? - Updated On 1.1.12 - No Baby Yet... Beyonce & Jay Spotted On NYE!



Via Gather:

Beyonce apparently wasn't worried about giving birth on New Year's Eve—she and Jay-Z spent the holiday at a restaurant, not in a hospital.

According to Food Republic, Beyonce and Jay stayed away from the massive crowd in Times Square by enjoying a New Year's Eve dinner at Buttermilk Channel in Brooklyn. There Chef Ryan Angulo served them a three-course meal featuring foie gras terrine with pickled grapes, butter-poached lobster, and duck meatloaf with seared foie gras and a bittersweet chocolate and duck jus.

But Beyonce and Jay-Z's dinner probably disappointed some of the fans hoping that they'd have a New Year's baby to introduce to the world or those looking forward to seeing her perform with a giant baby bump on Ryan Seacrest's show - after all, so many of her fans were super excited when she showed off her baby bump for the first time at the MTV VMAs. But on the bright side of things, Bey will give them another day to celebrate by giving birth later.

Stay Tuned.


Twitter is going craazy with the buzz that Beyonce has given birth to a baby girl named Tiana May Carter at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York. This info has not been confirmed as of yet. However as posted yesterday here on the Chocolate Chick, a NYC hospital was reportedly getting a birthing suite ready for a "celebrity".

If the news is accurate CONGRATS TO BEYONCE AND JAY Z!!!!!! :D

Will update as more info becomes availabe.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Congrats! Michael Jordan & Yvette Prieto Are Engaged!

Pictured Above: Chris Paul, his wife Jada Crawley, Yvette Prieto and Michael Jordan

Congrats to Michael and Yvette!!! Deets below:

Via USA Today:

Michael Jordan is engaged to longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto, a Cuban-American model he's been dating for three years.

The Charlotte Bobcats owner got engaged over the Christmas weekend. No wedding date has been set.

Jordan, an NBA Hall of Famer who won six titles with the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s, is 48. Prieto is 32.

This will be Jordan's second marriage. He married Juanita Vanoy in September 1989, and they divorced in 2006. They have two sons, Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James, and a daughter, Jasmine.

Congrats! John Legend & Chrissy Teigen Engaged!


Congrats to the happy couple! Deets below:

Via People:

John Legend and his girlfriend Chrissy Teigen are getting married. The couple got engaged over the holidays while vacationing in the Maldives,” Legend’s rep, Cindi Berger, tells PEOPLE. No further details were provided, but Legend’s whereabouts this coming weekend are being reported in Las Vegas newspapers.

The singer, 32, will be performing at "The Pearl" at the Palms on New Year’s Eve. His latest album, with The Roots, is Wake Up!.

A NYC Hospital Preparing Beyonce's Birthing Suite, On Labor Watch!?


Awwwww.... Beyonce and Jay Z expecting their bundle of joy any day now..... deets below:

Via OK!

When Beyoncé announced her pregnancy on the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet in August, we knew her baby bump meant a little Beyoncé or Jay-Z mini-me was on its way — we just didn't know when. Well, now reports are surfacing that it may be any day now!

RadarOnline reports that nurses at NYC's St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital are on Beyoncé baby alert! They reportedly told their staff to prepare for a "celebrity VIP" to give birth very soon. MediaTakeOut reported Beyoncé may give birth as early as today!

In fact, the labor-and-delivery suite has been reserved for an A-list patient following in the solid-gold footsteps of Alicia Keys, who gave birth to her son in the suite back in 2010.

Drake Joins In On A Karaoke Performance With A Fan!

Ok like Drake is already one of my faves for various reasons... but then he just keeps showing he is such a sweetheart. Luvs it! I so gots to do a "special edition" post on Drake. If he wanted, he could be a real shithead, however he is one of the megastars who seems down to earth and realize the public buys their ish and if they didn't.. What then? Additional deets below:

Karaoke performance

Via E!:

What seemed like an ordinary night out with some friends at Saddle Ranch on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles yesterday, turned into the time of one young woman's life.

Thanks to some good ol' fashioned karaoke.

Dalal aka "Dee," an international student from Kuwait, tells E! News she was having dinner with a girlfriend, when she received a text message from her friend Jay, who deejays at Saddle Ranch on Tuesday nights, telling her that someone famous was there and that she should definitely stop by.

"When I showed up I asked Jay who the celebrity was and he said he was not sure, and that I should go find out. I had no clue it was Drake," she tells us.

Dee, a karaoke regular (who will be performing New Year's Eve with The Laugh Pack in L.A.), took the stage to sing Rihanna's No. 1 single "What's My Name" off the Grammy-nominated album Loud.

"I was up there with the mike and the first beats of 'Only Girl in the World' started playing and I said, ‘Stop the song! Does anyone here know how to do the Drake part of "What's My Name"?' So I was like, anyone? Anyone? Hello? And decided to just sing it by myself and then boom! Drake jumps up with his bodyguard behind him and was like ‘Wait, I thought I was going to do the song with you'"

Can you believe it?! Neither can we.

"I was like, ‘Oh my god, Drake!" Dee tells E! News that, "I just got lost in the moment and thought, 'Whatever happens I don't care.' It was a total Hollywood moment."

It seems like the two quickly became friends. After sharing the stage, Dee hung out with the rapper. "I went over to his table and Drake told his bodyguard to let me through. He hugged me and I thanked him for singing with me and told him that it made my day."

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Box Office Wars: "Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol" Spiked It's Way To The Top!

Tom Cruise has yet another mega hit on his stellar resume. The latest installment in the epic successful "Mission Impossible" film franchise, "MI4: Ghost Protocol" took in over $44.1 million in the opening weekend, securing the top box office spot! Excellent action film.... As were the previous "MI" movies.

Movie Trailers: "The Devil Inside" In Theaters 1.6.12 - [Red Band] Version!

Can't wait to see this when it hits the theaters. I know I have posted this trailer several times on this blog. However this was the "Red Band" version trailer.

Movie Trailers: "Prometheus" In Theaters 6.8.12!

Kim Kardashian Will Be Paid $600,000 To Appear At "TAO" In Las Vegas On New Year's Eve!


Kim Kardashian just banked an additional $600,000 for a one night gig! Womp! All the little Kardashian haters can fallback. LMBO Deets below:

Via Reality TV Mag:

Kim Kardashian and the entire Kardashian clan don’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon, despite the boycott efforts against them. In fact, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star will be raking in a cool $600,000 just to host a New Year’s Eve party in Las Vegas! No, we are not kidding. More after the jump!

Say what? Yes, you read that correctly. Despite all the bad press after her divorce from Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian is supposedly being paid $600,000 to host the annual New Year’s Eve party at Tao in the Venetian in Las Vegas. According to sources, Kim was paid $500,000 for the same hosting gig last year, so why the extra $100k this year? Apparently, Tao is also paying the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star to make a few more appearances for them.

Speaking of New Year’s Eve, Kim Kardashian recently took to Twitter to share her excitement as she posted: “New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite nights of the year. Time to celebrate everything you’ve achieved in the past year and look forward to everything to come in the New Year… This New Year’s Eve, I’ll be celebrating at Tao in Las Vegas. I can’t wait!” Will she be celebrating the fact that she achieved yet another failure of a marriage? Somehow we don’t think she will be drowning sorrow about her divorce on New Year’s Eve.

New Video: "You Da One" By Rihanna!

Side Note: She sangin to Chris Brown. IMO Btw... they both sportin "blonde" hair-dos to signal unity. Again.. IMO. LOL

Congrats! Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves Are Engaged!


Congrats to Matthew and Camila who became engaged over the Christmas holiday.


Matthew and Camila have been dating since 2006 and have two adorable kids.


The two were engaged on Christmas Day, prompting Matthew to tell the exciting news via twitter:


Additional deets below:

Via MTV:

Two kids and nearly six years later, Matthew McConaughey popped the question to his longtime lady love, model Camila Alves, over the holiday weekend. Her answer? A big yes! The actor confirmed the engagement on Twitter.

"Just asked camila to marry me, merry Christmas," he tweeted on Christmas Day, also posting a photo of him and Alves kissing next to Christmas decorations. The couple have a 3-year-old son, Levi, and a daughter, Vida, who turns 2 next month.

In the March issue of Esquire, the actor gushed about his bride-to-be. "Before this, I had a super home in the Hollywood Hills that I did by myself — landscaping, detailing pretty much everything. But that house was mine. And yeah, we coulda gone in there right away. Camila would have said, 'Fine, don't change a thing.' But I thought, 'I found the woman I wanna do it with, the woman I wanna make a family with, hopefully live our life out together.' She needs to have 50 percent of that," he said. "I mean, it's a lot easier for me to be at 100 percent. I'd always been 100 percent. It's braver for me at 50 percent."

In September 2008, McConaughey opened up to People about Alves, calling her "the love of my life." The two began dating in 2006. "I always wanted to be a father and thought it would be great, but it just took the right woman and the right time to make it all happen," he said. "We're a family now. I see the future and it's clearer to me now. Walking around with this cool responsibility all the time, it's a wonderful thing.

Side Note: Of course Matthew is a uber talented actor... he's one of my faves. Camila Alves has acted a bit as well, she also played Ne-yo's love interest in his video "Because Of You", but she is also a handbag designer. She and her Mom design fab handbags. Website: [www.MyMuxo.Com]

Saturday, December 24, 2011


---------CHOCOLATE CHICK RADIO---------

While I take a breaky from blogging for the holidays, jam to some music! Everyone have a Merry Christmas!!!! :D

*To turn off, just hit mute or pause the playlist.

Get a playlist! Standalone player Get Ringtones

Friday, December 23, 2011

Congrats! Robert DeNiro & Wife Grace Hightower Welcome A New Bundle Of Joy!


New baby makes six!


DeNiro and Grace already have one son, Elliot.



Congrats to legendary actor Robert DeNiro and his wife Grace Hightower, they have a new baby girl, born via surrogate. Deets below:

Via Daily Mail:

Robert De Niro has become a father again at the age of 68.

The Oscar-winner and wife Grace Hightower De Niro, 56, welcomed their daughter through a surrogate mother, Entertainment Tonight reports.

The baby, whom they've named Helen Grace Hightower, weighed in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces.
They also have a 13-year-old son, Elliot.

De Niro has four other children - daughter Drena, 40, and son Raphael, 35, with former wife Diahnne Abbott, as well as 16-year-old twin sons Julian and Aaron, born via surrogate with ex-girlfriend Toukie Smith.

The couple have been been married for almost 14 years but are rarely photographed together, choosing to keep their relationship out of the spotlight.

De Niro and Hightower met in 1987 and married ten years later.
After hitting a rough patch, the pair managed to reconcile and renew their vows in front of friends and family at a romantic ceremony back in 2004.

The couple's early marital troubles played out on a public scale, with a 1999 divorce filing by Robert De Niro and a 2001 custody case over their son Elliot.

But after their second set of vows, the couple became resolutely private about their renewed relationship.

They've been solid ever since, and De Niro is a devoted father to all this children.
He told the Daily Mail: 'One of the most important lessons I've learned in my years as a father is to keep the lines of communication open with my kids.'
'I have five of them, ranging in age from 14 to their 30s, by three mothers, so I guess you could call it a fractionalised family of sorts.'

But I care deeply about all of them, and I have made a conscious effort to talk to and to listen to them.'

'Sometimes it's hard to talk to kids, especially when they're teenagers.
They're in their own world, and they don't look like they're even listening to you.'
'But that's the time when it's most important to find a way to talk to them - not to lecture them, but to tell them things I think are important for them to know.'

Robert DeNiro and first wife Diahnne Abbott

Deniro's daughter Drena, he adopted her when he married her Mother, his first wife

Deniro's biological son Raphael with first wife Diahnne Abbott (Raphael's wife in picture)

"The X Factor USA" Season One Finale Part Two - Melanie Amaro Wins! [Full Recap]

The finale of the first season of "The X-Factor USA" ended with Melanie Amaro winning the $5 million dollar contract! America got it right!

Re-cap of the finale:

The Top 12

Christmas Songs:

Melanie Amaro

Chris Rene

Josh Krajcik

Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder and Contestant Drew

Chris Rene is Eliminated

Top 5 Moments & Leona Lewis Performance

Simon VS L.A

50 Cent, Astro, & the L.A. Lakers

Nicole VS Paula: The Cry-Off

Pitbull, Ne-Yo & Marcus Canty

Melanie Amaro - Finale Night 2 - Winner Song

Again... Congrats to Melanie Amaro. It was a great season. Season 2 coming soon!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

[Video] - Kris Humphries Gets Booed By Fans At Madison Square Garden!

Lawd!!! LOL

Following the announcement of Kris’ re-signing with the New Jersey Nets — with a hefty pay raise to $8 million a year — the 26-year-old athlete was booed mercilessly during his first game back with the team against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

Super Trailer: "Mob Wives" Season 2 Premieres New Years Day!

WOMP!! Tune in or set your Dvrs... "Mob Wives" season 2 premieres on New Year's Day at 8pm on VH1!

[Video] - Matt Damon Rips President Obama, The Young Turks Discuss It! - Includes My RESPONSE!!!!

Do these idiots even know what the hell President Obama walked into when he took the office??? Of course mistakes were made, no one is perfect. I'm sorry they were expecting a MAGICIAN, sorry to burst their bubble, he's a man, flesh and blood.






Btw... President Obama has accomplished quite a bit while in office and saved this country from going into financial collaspe. If Matt Damon isn't aware of the President's accomplishments thus far, it just further solidifies the fact that he KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT POLITICS AND NEEDS TO EITHER RESEARCH THE FACTS OR STFU!!!

"The X Factor USA" Season One Finale Part One - The Finalists Perform, Special Guests included R.Kelly, Alanis Morissette & Avril Lavigne!

Well the week finally arrived... Finale week of an epic premiere of the USA version of Simon Cowell's hit international show "The X-Factor".

The 3 finalists performed 2 songs, one included a duet with a grammy award winning artist. All I can say is R.KELLY!!!! OKAY!!!! :D

Tune in tonight for part two of the finale to see the tension filled conclusion... one of the three will walk away with $5 million dollars, a record contract, a pepsi commercial and will win the title winner of "X Factor USA" season one!

All the finalists are good artists in the making and they will all secure record contracts. In my opinion, Melanie Amaro should win. I adore Chris Rene as well as Josh, I will buy their albums in the future. However on a whole revisiting the entire competition from the beginning and based on last night's performances. Melanie Amaro deserves to win! Well Chris Rene deserves it too! LOL

Finale Pt. 1 Performances:

The Duets:

Josh Krajcik & Alanis Morissette

Chris Rene & Avril Lavigne

Melanie Amaro & R. Kelly (R. Kelly ain't nothing but the truth!)

The Five Million Dollar Song: The finalists chose to perform the songs they did at their auditions.

Josh Krajcik - Finale Night 1 - $5 Million Song

Chris Rene - Finale Night 1 - $5 Million Song

Melanie Amaro - Finale Night 1 - $5 Million Song

They were all excellent performances... each are already winners.

Tonight 50 Cent, Leona Lewis, Justin Bieber and more will hit the stage. Where is Mariah Carey!? Unless she will be a surprise guest and has flown back in from Aspen (Mariah was spotted in Aspen yesterday) where she and her family spend Christmas every year, doesn't look like Mariah will make it to the X Factor stage as promised since day one. Tsk Tsk Simon.

Forgot to post Nicole Scherzinger's performance from last week. The performance is below. Oh and since R.Kelly was on the eppy last night, Nicole dated his brother singer Avant years ago and they have a hit duet from that same period.. will post below as well.

Throwback: Avant f/ Nicole Scherzinger

Btw.. Where the hell is Avant?? He needs to drop another album! It's been a minute.
Avant need to stop playin and get back in the studio.

Throwback Video:

Update: [Video] - Floyd Mayweather Pleads Guilty To Domestic Violence, Gets 3 Months!

Via LA Times:

Mayweather pleads guilty to a reduced domestic violence charge in Las Vegas, putting in jeopardy a potential fight with Manny Pacquiao in late spring.

A Las Vegas judge Wednesday sentenced boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. to 90 days in jail for his role in a 2010 domestic violence case involving two of his children and their mother.

Mayweather pleaded guilty to a reduced domestic-violence misdemeanor charge and no contest to two harassment misdemeanor charges in the Clark County (Nev.) courthouse.

The jail sentence complicates, and perhaps scraps, plans for a late-spring fight between Mayweather (42-0) and Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao.

"You don't need to be a genius to count the days," said a person in Pacquiao's camp, who was unauthorized to speak publicly.

With Mayweather scheduled to report to jail Jan. 6, his 90-day term would expire in early April. Clark County Court spokeswoman Mary Ann Price said, "He will likely spend approximately 65 days in custody," based on receiving 22 days of "good-time [behavior] credit," in addition to three other days of credit for time served.

Under that scenario, Mayweather would be released by March 11.

Mayweather had reserved May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for his next bout, but he typically requires eight weeks of training. Plus, a Mayweather fight requires a longer window for a full promotional schedule.

Flashback: 2010 Interview

DJ Whoo Kid's Radio interview with Floyd Mayweather and his current fiance Shantel Jackson.

Included in the interview, Floyd and Shantel speak about Floyd's incident(s) with his baby mama.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Chocolate Chick Favorite Things: Christmas Holiday Film Edition - My Faves!!!


"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"

"This Christmas"

"A Christmas Story"


"It's A Wonderful Life"

"Bad Santa"

"A Christmas Carol" 1984 Version w/ George C. Scott [Couldn't find a trailer, but here is a clip instead. A superb film!]

"Black Christmas" 1974 Original [Both versions are good]

"Black Christmas" 2006 Version

"Home Alone"

"Christmas With The Kranks"

"Christmas Cupid" [2010]

"A Diva's Christmas Carol" [Made for tv movie]

"Silent Night, Bloody Night"

"Miracle On 34th Street"

[Video] - Piers Morgan In Hot Seat During British Press Ethics Inquiry - He Refuses To Name Source Who Played Him A Hacked Voicemail Message!

First... An overview of his questioning:

Now.. The inquiry testimony

Mirror reporter says it was "unlikely" Piers Morgan knew nothing about phone hacking

--Previous testimony about the british press and phone hacking scandal--

Steve Coogan says 'Piers Morgan is not a charming man

Hugh Grant at the Leveson Inquiry: 'A section of the British press has become toxic

Hugh Grant Tells Of Mysterious Break-In

Hugh Grant's ex-girlfriend and mother of his child threatened

Sienna Miller (Actress and former "friend with benefits" of Diddy"tells Leveson Inquiry: 'I was spat at and abused by paparazzi

Sienna Miller tells Leveson Inquiry: I accused my family of selling stories

Sienna Miller tells Leveson Inquiry: News of the World 'violated my freedom'

More on the story below:

Via The Daily Beast:

Piers Morgan, a man best known in the US for being an interrogator on CNN, had the tables turned on him yesterday when he was subject to questioning from a lawyer at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Morgan, formerly the top editor at two tabloids, appeared as a witness at the public inquiry into ethics and culture of the British press that was established by Prime Minister David Cameron following the phone hacking scandal earlier this year. The inquiry is also investigating the role of the police.

A sober Morgan, who was speaking via satellite from Los Angeles, repeatedly refuted that he either had knowledge of phone hacking or practiced it himself. He insisted that under his editorship “journalists knew they had to operate within the law. That was enshrined in their contracts of employment.”

The focus of questioning was his time on Fleet Street, where he was the top editor the News of the World, the defunct newspaper at the center of the phone hacking scandal, and the left-leaning Daily Mirror, from which he was fired in 2004 after publishing alleged photos of British troops from the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment abusing Iraqi prisoners – the photos were soon discovered to be fakes.

“I have no reason or knowledge to believe it was going on,” Morgan asserted to the inquiry, which is made up of six independent assessors and six lawyers, who are acting as counsel. On another occasion he replied to lawyer Robert Jay’s question regarding phone hacking at the Mirror before he left in 2004 by saying: “To the best of my recollection, I do not believe so."

While strongly denying all knowledge of phone hacking, Morgan admitted to hearing a recording of a message from the phone of Sir Paul McCartney’s former wife, Heather Mills.

“It doesn’t necessarily follow that listening to somebody speaking to somebody else is unethical,” he answered when questioned by Jay.

“But on the tape of a voicemail message – you didn’t think that was unethical?” Jay asked.

“Well, it depends on the circumstances in which you were listening to it,” Morgan replied, later refusing to elaborate on the context in which he heard the tape on the basis that he wanted to protect a source.

“I have no reason or knowledge to believe it was going on,” Morgan asserted to the inquiry.

While the exchange between Jay and Morgan – who is sometimes portrayed in the British media as rather too pleased with himself – was occasionally tense, the inquiry had no new evidence linking the former newspaper editor to any direct knowledge of or involvement in phone hacking or the other so-called “dark arts” of British tabloids. Morgan ascribed what commentator Roy Greenslade of The Guardian has suggested are “typically show-off statements” on the subject of phone hacking to the “Fleet Street rumor mill,” which he characterized as “very noisy and not always particularly accurate.”

Morgan's grilling at the inquiry is probably not what CNN had in mind when the cable network hired Morgan to replace Larry King as the host of its flagship interview show. Morgan's ratings have not been strong.

Today, the inquiry is hearing evidence from James Hipwell, a former Mirror reporter convicted in 2005 of buying low-priced stock then boosting it through his financial column in the newspaper. In July this year Hipwell, who was at the Mirror when Morgan was the top editor, alleged that journalists at the newspaper engaged in phone hacking and that it was “inconceivable” that Morgan was in the dark about the practice. The publisher of the Mirror, Trinity Mirror, insists that Hipwell’s claims are “totally unsubstantiated”. At the time, Morgan was found to have purchased UKP20,000 [$31,400] of shares in a company that was tipped, a day later, in the Mirror. Morgan was cleared of wrongdoing in an internal inquiry, but later apologized.

Today Hipwell told the inquiry, of his time at the Daily Mirror, when Morgan was editor: "I witnessed journalists carrying out repeated privacy infringements, using what has now become a well-known technique to hack in to the voicemail systems of celebrities, their friends, publicists, and public relations executives. The openness and frequency of their hacking activities gave me the impression that hacking was considered a bog-standard journalistic tool for gathering information."

The inquiry, which has heard numerous stories of the brash methods of British tabloid reporters, has also called victims, including the parents of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler and celebrities Hugh Grant, Sienna Miller and JK Rowling who, in November, alleged that journalists attempted to contact her by placing a note into her 5-year-old daughter’s school bag.

Morgan’s appearance occurred the same day that News International, the publisher of the News of the World, agreed to pay “appropriate sums” to seven British public figures in settlement for legal claims over phone hacking. There are reports in the British media that Rupert Murdoch could be called to the inquiry. Last week, former News International legal head Tom Crone told the inquiry that, during a meeting in June 2008, he had shown James Murdoch, then the Chief Executive of News International and Rupert's son and apparent heir, an email suggesting that phone hacking at the newspaper extended well beyond a single rogue reporter.

The inquiry is due to publish a report in September 2012 and will make recommendations regarding the regulation of the British press.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Movie Trailers: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" In Theaters 12.19.12!

Movie Trailers: "The Avengers" In Theaters 5.4.12!

Movie Trailers: "Hostel: Part III" Releases On DVD/Blu-Ray 12.27.11!

[Video] - Famed Singer / Songwriter Carole King Talks Politics!

Around 12.13.11

Bravo!!! Excellent interview.

[Video] - 12.14.11 - President Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama Speak At Ft. Bragg!

12.14.11 - President Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama Speak at Ft.Bragg in NC.

Additional vids:

12.16.11 - PT Of West Wing Wing - Final March Home

12.17.11 - President Obama speaks about the payroll tax cut extension.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Movie Trailers: "Wrath Of The Titans" In Theaters 3.30.12!

Movie Trailers: "Underworld Awakening" [Trailer 2] In Theaters 1.20.12!

Movie Trailers: "The Dark Knight Rises" In Theaters 7.20.12!

[Video] - Oprah's "Next Chapter" Premieres On OWN 1.1.12!

Tune in or set your Dvr 1.1.12 at 9pm EST. For additional information visit

Update: Tina & Matthew Knowles Officially Divorced!


Via TMZ:

After two long, drawn-out years, Tina and Matthew Knowles are officially divorced. According to TMZ, Tina Knowles states in papers that the marriage is "insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities ... which prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation." Yikes, sounds like they made the right decision! [TMZ]

Side Note: Well dang, I thought they were back together or working it out.

Coupled Up! Kanye West & Kim Kardashian At It Again!?


Friends with benefits Kanye West and Kim Kardashian hooking up once more? Deets below:

Via S2S Magazine:

After his Watch the Throne concert in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Kanye was only interested in watching Kim.

A source for the New York Daily News reports that Kanye was all about keeping up with the Kardashian during an afterparty for the show. Reportedly, he couldn't keep his eyes or hands off of Kim.

“Kanye was eating Kim up like she was a piece of cake,” the source said. “He was all over her—caressing her head, touching her waist.

“I think he was dying to kiss her, but there were too many people in the room,” the insider added.

It didn't seem like a one-sided attraction, either. "She was totally into it," the insider gossiped. Witnesses said that Kim and Kanye slipped outside for a minute during the shindig. It's not clear, though, whether they left the bash together or not.

One thing's for certain, Kim was getting all of Kanye's undivided attention. "He wouldn't talk to anybody else," the source dished. That's saying quite a bit as the pair were partying in a small room with Beyoncé and Gabrielle Union.

This isn't the first time that Kim and Kanye have crossed paths. E! Cameras caught the "Power" rapper dropping by her Dash store in New York before it opened. The visit was broadcast as part of the season of "Kourtney & Kim Take New York."

Season 2 has mainly focused on the breakdown of Kim's short-lived marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries. She filed for divorce from him after just 72 days as man and wife.

[Video] - 12.17.11 - U.S. Troops No Longer In Iraq!!!! Heading Home!!!

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Pt. 2

[Video] - Longtime North Korean Leader Kim Jong IL Dead At Age 69!

Tis The Season: The Kardashians Release Their Christmas Card Photo!


The Kardashians released the 2011 Kardashian/Jenner family Christmas card shot by the amazing Nick Saglimbeni.

A few more months, Kris Humphries would have made it on the Christmas card. JK






Sunday, December 18, 2011

New Video: "When Christmas Comes" By Mariah Carey f/ John Legend! + Mariah's "All I Want For Xmas Is U" Has Sold 2 Million + Downloads, #1 Xmas Track!


Via MariahCarey.Com

According to Neilsen Soundscan Mariah’s Christmas classic "I Want For Christmas Is You" has sold 2,073,000 digital downloads making it the # 1 digital selling holiday song!
The next best-selling holiday song on Billboard’s Holiday/Seasonal chart is Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, which has sold 864,000 copies to date.

"O Holy Night"

New Music: "Co-Sign" By SWV + Throwback Jams!

They're Back... One of the best groups from the 90's are back with a new single. They have a new album dropping soon. Again, real music!

Throwback Jams:

"I'm So Into You"


"You're Always on My Mind"

New Video: "More Than You'll Ever Know" By Boyz II Men f/ Charlie Wilson!

Luvs it! One of my fave tracks on the album.

Boyz II Men just get better with time... Luv them and Charlie Wilson still the bizness!!! Real music!

If you don't have their newest album "Twenty"... You are missing "good music, real music"!!! Download it today! It has classic Boyz II Men and new tracks. Luv!

New Video: "Ghetto" By The Dream f/ Big Sean!

New Video: "Strip" By Chris Brown f/ Kevin McCall!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Trina Braxton's Hubby Caught Cyber Cheating, Talking Ish & Doing Acts On Camera! WTH?!!!


Lawd!!! The title says it all... Deets below:

Via Style Mag:

Trina Braxton’s husband Gabe was caught virtually cyber cheating and spilling the Braxton family tea to a woman on twitter. The woman claims she has 10 videos of Gabe talking ish about the Braxton family and even posted one with Gabe pleasuring himself via Skype (which has since been removed).

In addition to calling Trina a drunk, here is some of what she claims he told her:

“I have video footage of this ninja talkn bout how Vince beats @TamarBraxtonHer Dont i @GabeASolis”

“Do i or do i not have footage of u talking bad about ur whole damn family!! Black folks dont want sh*t right?? @GabeASolis”

As for the video she posted and removed, she says:


Side Note: It's not surprising that he cheated. But the idiot talked ish about the family and he don't know this person from a can of paint! If his dumb azz needed to talk.. he should have saved that sh*t for the MARRIAGE COUNSELOR they "were" seeing.

One of the vids:

Barry Bonds Gets 30 Days House Arrest, Appeal Pending In Steroid Case!


Via CNN:

Baseball legend Barry Bonds was sentenced Friday to 30 days of house arrest for an obstruction of justice conviction in connection with his 2003 testimony to a federal grand jury investigating pro athletes' illegal steroids use.

But the sentence, which also includes two years of probation and a $4,000 fine, will be put on hold pending an appeal.

The sentencing came in a San Francisco federal courtroom near the ballpark where he broke Hank Aaron's major league home run record in 2007. Federal prosecutors had wanted Bonds, 47, to serve 15 months in prison, according to a sentencing memo filed in court earlier this month.

Jurors who found Bonds guilty in April said he was evasive in his December 2003 testimony, which was part of the BALCO investigation that targeted employees of a California drug testing laboratory and Bonds' personal trainer Greg Anderson.

The testimony that led to Bonds' conviction came when a grand jury prosecutor asked him whether Anderson ever gave him "anything that required a syringe to inject yourself with."

Bonds told the grand jury that only his personal doctors "ever touch me," and he then veered off the subject to say he never talked baseball with Anderson. In closing arguments two weeks ago, a federal prosecutor said Bonds lied to the grand jury because he knew the truth about his steroids use would "tinge his accomplishments" and hurt his baseball career. Defense lawyers had argued that Bond' thought the creams and ointments Anderson was giving him were made of flaxseed oils.

Via L.A. Times:

Barry Bonds' home-confinement-and-probation sentence, handed down for his obstruction-of-justice conviction, was stayed by the judge in the case, pending an appeal by baseball's home run king.

Bonds, 47, was sentenced Friday to two years' probation, 250 hours of community service, 30 days of home confinement, and was ordered to pay a $4,000 fine. But U.S. District Judge Susan Illston immediately stayed the sentence.

The former San Francisco Giants star was convicted last April of one count of obstruction of justice for giving evasive testimony to a federal grand jury eight years ago during an investigation of doping in sports.

Bonds was charged with several counts of perjury and obstruction of justice for lying during the grand jury's probe of the Burlingame, Calif.-based Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, or BALCO, which sold banned substances to athletes.

The trial jury deadlocked on the perjury charges.

Federal sentencing guidelines recommend 15 to 21 months in prison for obstruction, but probation officials told Illston that Bonds' offense warranted much less.

Probation officials cited Bonds' history of charitable and civic works -- works that Bonds' attorneys said he kept private even though they would have enhanced his reputation.

Prosecutors countered that Bonds deserved 15 months in prison for his "pervasive efforts to testify falsely, to mislead the grand jury, to dodge questions, and to simply refuse to answer questions in the grand jury."

Movie Trailers: "Monstrosity" Will Be Released Sometime In The Future.. I Think!

Side Note: [Blank Stare] Surprisingly many people are looking forward to this film. I don't know why. I am just perplexed at this trailer. SMH

Congrats! - Britney Spears Engaged!

This vid is a bit off with the info. The couple is already engaged as of Thursday.

Via E!

Third time's a charm, y'all!

Sure, it was just this week that Britney Spears' camp was denying the latest round of tabloid reports that she and her newly turned 40-year-old love Jason Trawick were engaged—but that was then. This is now.

And what a difference a day makes—right now there's no denial necessary, because E! News has confirmed that Britney and Jason are getting hitched!

Sources confirm the engagement took place Thursday night, when Britney and Jason shared an intimate dinner together in honor of Trawick's 40th birthday. E! News confirms that the couple is now set to formally celebrate their forthcoming nuptials tonight in Las Vegas—the same sinful city, it just so happens, that her first quickly annulled marriage came into being.

Though there's been no formal announcement, Britney herself hinted at the engagement news earlier today.

"OMG," she tweeted. "Last night Jason surprised me with the one gift I've been waiting for. Can't wait to show you! SO SO SO excited!!!! Xxo."

Though just how much of a surprise his question-popping was is unclear. According to reports, the freshly turned 30-year-old was well aware that her beau of nearly two years was planning on popping the question, as prior to the night, he asked permission both from her father Jamie Spears (aww) and her conservators (oh).

Congratulations, Britney and Jason!

Side Note: Something ain't right. Now I'm a huge romantic and luv weddings and luv LOVE. So it's always fab news to hear someone is getting married. Britney has a history of rushing into marriages. First hubby lasted a few hours, second hubby just spent her dough but she did have 2 precious sons out of that short-lived marriage... a marriage that nearly drove her crazy. So one has to wonder. Now that she seems to be okay, her career is back on top, why in the world would you marry so quick? Why not live together in happy bliss and have a period of an "engagement". To get married after being engaged 1 day is just... Red flags poppin up all over. Especially since her father is still over her money/legal matters due to her past mental issues. Not telling anyone how to live their lives, just making an observation. With that being said... Congrats to the couple. Hope it lasts and he ain't trying to get on the gravy train!

[Video] - Janet Jackson's Interview On "Good Morning America" + The New Nutri-System Commercial!

Janet Jackson gave an interview on "Good Morning America" this week. She discussed her weight issues (she's the new spokesperson for the "Nutri-System" weight loss program) career, Conrad Murray and more!

The Interview:

Nutri-System Commercial [Director's Cut]:

Movie Trailers: "Jack The Giant Killer" In Theaters 6.15.12!

Author Christopher Hitchens Dies At Age 62!

Note: Though critical of then Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain in 2008, Hitchens supported Obama, calling McCain "senile", and his choice of running mate Sarah Palin "absurd", calling Palin a "pathological liar" and a "national disgrace".

Although I DO NOT agree or support Atheism, which Christopher Hitchens was a supporter of, Mr. Hitchens was an excellent intellectual debater and writer.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Movie Trailers: "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" In Theaters 2.17.12!

Movie Trailers: "Don't Go In The Woods" Releases On VOD 12.26.11!

Side Note: I mean really. They cannot be serious.

The First Family Release A New Photo!


The White House released a new official portrait of the First Family Thursday. The Obamas decided it was time for an updated photo (the last was in 2009) because Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10, have grown so much in the past two years. The portrait, shot by White House photographer Pete Souza, was taken Sunday in the Oval Office.

Fabulous First Family!

[Video] - Tamar And Trina Braxton Appeared On HLN! + BFV Clip + A Brief Look At J.LO & Marc Post Breakup!


Tamar Braxton and her hubby Vincent Herbert are getting their very own show!

Via Sister 2 Sister Mag:

No more doo-wop-pop-pop for Tamar! The youngest Braxton girl is about to go do her own thing.

When we sat down with Trina, Traci and Towanda Braxton for the December issue of Sister 2 Sister, they exclusively told S2S that Tamar and Vince will star in their own reality series, set to air next year.

This shouldn't come as a surprise to WE tv viewers. "Braxton Family Values" buffs know that Tamar was the breakout star of the debut season, and she was even voted a fan favorite.

It's not clear whether shooting for the show has yet to begin. The couple will discuss the possibility of branching off during tonight's episode of "Braxton Family Values."

Side Note: Word is Jennifer purchased a Bentley for her dancer boy toy.

Braxton Family Values Clip:

Toni And Tamar argue:

Catch a new episode of the hit show "Braxton Family Values" tonight at 9PM on WETV!

Movie Trailers: "The Expendables 2" In Theaters 8.17.12!

[Video] Michael Jackson's Daughter Paris Jackson Appeared On The "Ellen" Show, Discussed Growing Up, Acting & More!

[Video] - The Iraq War Officially Ends - Ceremony Marks The Moment! - WELCOME HOME TO THE TROOPS ON THEIR WAY BACK!!!




America's contentious and costly war in Iraq officially ended Thursday with an understated ceremony in Baghdad, contrasting sharply with its thundering start almost nine years ago.

U.S. troops lowered the flag of command that flew over the Iraqi capital, carefully rolled it and cased it in camouflage in accordance with Army tradition.
The quiet ceremony, under a bright Iraqi winter sun, was the opposite of the nighttime "shock and awe" bombardment of Baghdad that launched the war against Saddam Hussein in March 2003.

Justified by President George W. Bush on the grounds that Hussein was seeking weapons of mass destruction that he could share with terrorists such as al Qaeda, the invasion was deeply divisive in America and around the world.
After that, men and women from Maine to Hawaii began crossing the border into Iraq -- and began dying or coming home with injuries of a lifetime.
Hussein's regime proved easy to topple, but no weapons of mass destruction were found, and the United States and its allies were left occupying a country where they were not greeted as liberators -- despite the prediction of Bush's vice president, Dick Cheney.

Iraq erupted into sectarian violence, leaving U.S. troops to try to contain what threatened to become a civil war. Improvised explosive device or IED became a household term; traumatic brain injuries, a signature wound of the war.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who flew into Baghdad for Thursday's flag-lowering ceremony, recalled that when he visited in 2006 as a member of Bush's Iraq Study Group, "sectarian violence was skyrocketing and it seemed as if nothing was working."
But he said, "After a lot of blood spilled by Iraqis and Americans, the mission of an Iraq that could govern and secure itself has become real."
n Thursday, the Iraq war officially ended as President Barack Obama described it: not with a final battle, but a final march home for U.S. troops.
n all, the United States spent more than $800 billion in Iraq.
But Panetta reflected on a greater cost.

He said the United States was "deeply indebted" to all Americans in uniform. Nearly 4,500 of them were killed in this war. More than 30,000, wounded.
And he hailed the advances made in Iraq since Hussein was ousted.

"This is a time for Iraq to look forward," he said. "This is an opportunity for Iraq to forge ahead on a path to security and prosperity. We owe it to all of the lives that were sacrificed in this war not to fail."

No one knows for sure how many Iraqis who have been killed since March 2003, but the independent public database Iraq Body Count has compiled reports of more than 150,000 between the invasion and October 2010, with four out of five dead being civilians.
Thousands of other Iraqis struggle to cope with lives marred by war. For them, the battle goes on as the Americans leave behind a fragile nation struggling to establish democracy, struggling to establish stability.

Violence still claims innocent lives in Iraq. People are frustrated with the lack of electricity. Baghdad is awash in trash. No one can predict Iraq's future without the presence of Americans.

"The political divisions are huge and no one knows what will happen after December 31," the date by which American troops must leave, said Iraqi journalist Mina al-Oraibi, assistant editor-in-chief of Asharq Alawsat in London.

All U.S. troops must be out of Iraq by the end of this month after Washington and Baghdad failed to agree on terms under which they could remain.
At the height of the war in 2007, when Bush ordered a so-called surge, more than 170,000 American troops were stationed in Iraq, living on more than 500 bases and outposts across the nation.

As of Tuesday, only 5,500 American troops remained. A senior defense official traveling with Panetta said that some troops -- perhaps 3,000 to 4,000 -- will remain in Kuwait for a certain period of time but said the details have not been worked out with the Kuwaitis.

Only half of Americans think their nation achieved its goals in Iraq, according to a CNN/ORC International poll conducted last month. Still, 61% favored the withdrawal of all troops by the end of the year. And 68 % said they opposed the war in Iraq.
Iraqis, on the other hand, are worried that the United States wants to disengage from their country entirely, al-Oraibi said, pointing out that Obama came to office partly on the strength of his opposition to the war, and sent Vice President Joe Biden to visit recently rather than coming himself.

But Brett McGurk, a former adviser to three U.S. ambassadors, pointed out that U.S. disengagement has been a process, rather than a sudden action. Iraq, he said, has been in charge of its own security since 2009.

"It's not like we were controlling Iraq's security situation last week, and now we're suddenly leaving," he said. "We haven't had troops in Baghdad for over two years."
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, explained in practical terms what the end of the U.S. mission meant.
Departing from his prepared text, he said he had been able to fly into Iraq on this occasion simply because he wanted to do so.

"The next time I come here, I'm going to have to be invited by the Iraqi government, and I kind of like that," Dempsey said, before concluding his speech with thanks and a blessing in Arabic.
Back home, there were no national victory parades, no kisses captured at Times Square. Many of those Americans who sacrificed in Iraq harbor mixed feelings about the war.

But if Iraq can emerge as a free and democratic nation, every American soldier should feel proud, said retired Army Gen. Mark Kimmitt.

"If that's the case, then these soldiers can say, yes, indeed they won," he said. "Every soldier and their families should walk away extremely satisfied and proud of what they accomplished and what they left behind. I just hope it can remain that way."

Obama laid out that same message as he welcomed home returning troops Wednesday at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

"Because of you -- because you sacrificed so much for a people that you had never met, Iraqis have a chance to forge their own destiny," Obama said. "That's part of what makes us special as Americans. Unlike the empires of old, we did so not for territory or for resources. We do it because it's right.

Obama said there was no fuller expression of U.S. support for self-determination than its withdrawal from Iraq. That, he said, speaks volumes for the American people.

Howard "Dog Face" Stern Lands On "America's Got Talent" As A New Judge!

--------> Howard Stern Doesn't Deserve A Pic On This Page <--------

Other news in entertainment.. well I don't consider it news, but oh well. Deets below:

Via TV Line:

It’s official: Howard Stern is America’s Got Talent‘s new judge.

NBC announced Thursday the addition of the shock jock — who will replace Piers Morgan and join current critiquers Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel — for the summer reality series’ upcoming seventh season.

“Howard Stern’s larger-than-life personality will bring a thrilling new dynamic to America’s Got Talent starting this summer,” NBC’s President of Alternative and Late Night Programming, Paul Telegdy, said in a statement Thursday. “He’s a proven innovator and his track record in broadcasting is truly remarkable. Howard is very passionate about this show and is fully committed to its future success.”

Production of AGT‘s live shows will now relocate to New York to accommodate the schedule of Stern’s daily SiriusXM radio program.

Side Note: Who cares?

[Video] Drug Dealer Speaks On Allegedly Selling To Whitney & Bobby!

Side Note: How dare he? Phuck what he says. Whitney and Bobby are both moving on with their lives in a positive way. I suggest he do the same. I have and will always have nothing but the up most RESPECT for Whitney Houston.

[Video] Michael Jordan Wants The Bobcats To Have A Player Like Chris Paul!!!

Bobcats willing to put the money up to secure a star!

Dayum!!! Michael chocolate self still look gooood!

The 2012 Golden Globe Nominations Announced!

It's the day the "Golden Globe" nominations were announced. Ricky Gervais' (who was hilarious before as host.. shockingly hilarious actually) will host the show on Sunday January 15, 2012 live on NBC. The ceremony will be held at Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. Congrats to all that were nominated!

List of nominations:

'War Horse'
'The Ides of March'
'The Help'

'The Artist'
'My Week With Marilyn'
'Midnight in Paris'

George Clooney in 'The Descendants'
Brad Pitt in 'Moneyball'
Leonardo DiCaprio in 'J.Edgar'
Ryan Gosling in 'The Ides of March'
Michael Fassbender in 'Shame'

Viola Davis in 'The Help'
Meryl Streep in 'The Iron Lady'
Tilda Swinton in 'We Need to Talk About Kevin'
Rooney Mara in 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'
Glenn Close in 'Albert Nobbs'

Jean Dujardin in 'The Artist'
Brendan Gleeson in 'The Guard'
Owen Wilson in 'Midnight in Paris'
Joseph Gordon-Levitt in '50/50'
Ryan Gosling in 'Crazy, Stupid, Love'

Michelle Williams in 'My Week With Marilyn'
Jodie Foster in 'Carnage'
Kristen Wiig in 'Bridesmaids'
Charlize Theron in 'Young Adult'
Kate Winslet in 'Carnage'

Albert Brooks in 'Drive'
Christopher Plummer in 'Beginners'
Kenneth Branagh in 'My Week With Marilyn'
Jonah Hill in 'Moneyball'
Viggo Mortensen in 'A Dangerous Method'

Berenice Bejo in 'The Artist'
Octavia Spencer in 'The Help'
Jessica Chastain in 'The Help'
Janet McTeer in 'Albert Nobbs'
Shailene Woodley in 'The Descendants'

Martin Scorsese for 'Hugo'
George Clooney for 'The Ides of March'
Michel Hazanavicius for 'The Artist'
Alexander Payne for 'The Descendants'
Woody Allen for 'Midnight in Paris'

'Midnight in Paris'
'The Ides of March'
'The Artist'
'The Descendants'

'The Adventures of Tintin'
'Puss in Boots'
'Arthur Christmas'
'Cars 2'

'In the Land of Blood and Honey'
'Flowers of War'
'The Skin I Live In'
'The Kid With a Bike'
'A Separation'

'The Help'
'Albert Nobbs'
'Machine Gun Preacher'
'Gnomeo and Juliet'

'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'
'War Horse'
'The Artist'

Here are the TV nominees

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story” (FX)

Kelly MacDonald, “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)

Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family” (ABC)

Evan Rachel Wood, “Mildred Pierce” (HBO)

Actress in Drama Series

Claire Danes, “Homeland” (Showtime)

Mirelle Einos, “The Killing” (AMC)

Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (CBS)

Madeleine Stowe, “Revenge” (ABC)

Callie Thorne, “Necessary Roughness” (USA)

Actress in a Comedy or Musical Series

Laura Dern, “Enlightened” (HBO)

Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl” (Fox)

Tina Fey, “30 Rock” (NBC)

Laura Linney, “The Big C” (Showtime)

Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Paul Giamatti, “Too Big to Fail” (HBO)

Guy Pearce, “Mildred Pierce” (HBO)

Tim Robbins, “Cinema Verite” (HBO)

Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family” (ABC)

Actor in a Comedy or Musical Series

Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock” (NBC)

David Duchovny, “Californication” (Showtime)

Johnny Galecki, “The Big Bang Theory” (NBC)

Thomas Jane, “Hung” (HBO)

Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes” (Showtime)

Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

“Cinema Verite” (HBO)

Downton Abbey (PBS)

The Hour (BBC America)

“Mildred Pierce” (HBO)

“Too Big to Fail” (HBO)

Comedy or Musical Series

“Enlightened” (HBO)

“Episodes” (Showtime)

“Glee” (Fox)

“Modern Family” (ABC)

“New Girl” (Fox)

Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Idris Elba, “Luther” (BBC America)

William Hurt, “Too Big to Fail” (HBO)

Bill Nighy, “Page Eight” (BBC America)

Dominic West, “The Hour” (BBC America)

Actor in a Drama Series

Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)

Kelsey Grammar, “Boss” (Starz)

Jeremy Irons, “Borgias” (Showtime)

Damian Lewis “Homeland” (Showtime)

Drama Series

“American Horror Story” (FX)

“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)

“Boss” (Starz)

“Game of Thrones” (HBO)

“Homeland” (Showtime)

"The X Factor USA" Season One Semi - Finals!

The "X Factor USA" semi-finals were last night. As I've stated before, the top four are all good artists in the making and have a chance to grab the $5 million dollar contract at the end. With that being said... the judges no longer have a say and America voted last night and the results tonight will send one person home and leave 3 remaining heading to the finale next week, where someone will be walking away with a $5 million dollar check. Some of the performances last night were just not worthy of a $5 millon dollar contract. Could have been better, but the good thing is that the remaining all have the ability to give awesome performances. Next week will be interesting.

Semi-Finals Performances:

-The first performances were from the "Pepsi Challenge", viewers chose what song each contestant would perform.

Marcus Canty

Luv'd it!

Chris Rene

Luv'd it!

Melanie Amaro

-This performance from Melanie was terrible. The range was off completely. Melanie can sang! Not sing.. but SANG. So this was ridiculous and I feel a deliberate lackluster performance was given because on her second song she blew it out the water. Don't like the gimmicks on the show. Just sing the song and give your best each time. For Simon to love this performance but crucified Marcus Canty's performance was pathetic.

Josh Krajcik


Second Performances:

Marcus Canty

Adore Marcus but I did not like this performance. (WHAM)/ George Michael's version of "Careless Whisper" is one of my faves. So when Marcus started I was like oh heck yes! But then the music sped up. I did not like the version in up tempo. When your fighting for a $5 million dollar contract. This is not what you want your final performance to be before America votes. With all that being said, Simon did NOT have to say such cruel words to Marcus. Especially after Melanie f'd up Mariah's song. L.A. should have had Marcus sing some Jodeci or something.. he could have torn up Usher's "Burn".

Chris Rene

Melanie Amaro

Excellent performance!

Josh Krajcik

Luv'd it!

Tune in tonight to find out who moves on to the FINALE next week!
Great performance!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Movie Trailers: "Tyler Perry's Good Deeds" In Theaters 2.24.12!

Youtube Spotlight: "AHitchcockPresents" - Classic Episodes From The Master Of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock! [Video]

Alfred Hitchcock is indeed the "Master Of Suspense". His legendary films and television shows continue to be emulated and copied even to this day. The man was ahead of his time. I'm such a major fan of his work and could never get tired of watching anything that he directed.

Even though they are all good.... Some of my fave Hitchcock films include "Rear Window", "Dial M For Murder", "Marnie" "Psycho", "Strangers On A Train", "Rope", "To Catch A Thief", "Notorious", and "Vertigo".

I subscribed to this channel ages ago, but it remains one of my favorite channels.

The youtuber that created the ( www.Youtube.Com/AHitchcockPresents ) channel is truly a rock star because they are now adding the hard to find television series "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" to their channel! A couple of years ago the Chiller Network was airing it and then stopped.

The ironic thing is just last night I stumbled across an episode of "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" on the Encore Suspense Channel. I was so excited. LOL - Upon pulling up the guide I forwarded it to later tonight and sure enough, 2 episodes air tonight at 10pm and 11pm EST. Even though the YT channel is available, it was fun realizing it was now on the telly again.

Check out the channel, it is awesome to catch the classic episodes. In addition, the "New Alfred Hitchcock Presents" episodes are now being uploaded as well. This series was a remake of the original (in color, not as good, but watchable).

Here's a classic episode of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents"... Start with the first eppy of the first season: Season 1 / Episode 1 - "Revenge"

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Pt. 3


Classic episode of "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" Season 2 / Episode 16 "The Evil Of Adelaide Winters"

Pt. 1

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Pt. 4

[Video] - "Watch The Throne" - Eeerrbody In Cali Was Rippin It To "Niggas In Paris" With Jay & Kanye Last Night!

Jay Z and Kanye West performed their monster hit "Ni**as in Paris" (which they performed 10x) to a much hyped crowd which included a slew of celebs who tweeted about the crazy hot "Watch The Throne" concert! Celebs included Spike Lee, The Kardashians (Kris Jenner, Kim, Khloe, Kylie, Kendall, Scott Disick, Demi Moore, Jessia Alba with hubby Cash Warren, Angela Simmons, Serena Williams, Sean Kingston, Patrick Schwarzenegger (Arnold and Maria Shriver's son), George Clooney's girlfriend Stacey Keibler, Diddy's "son" Quincy, Lindsay Lohan, Omarion, Evan Ross & more.

Btw The above YT video link was provided via Vibe.

"Fright Night" Now Available On DVD/Blu-Ray!


This was actually an excellent re-make. Usually they fall short of the original.