She was always pretty but she was a bit over weight, thus she disappeared away from the limelight for awhile now we see why. She is freakin hot. Hit the jump to see the brand new Jordin Sparkz. Props to Slumz for posting this.
I actually saw this performance last night and as always Ms. Keys does not disappoint.
This guy was pretty good, he was dead on with his initial reports on the storm. But how did he manage to get through the switchboard and be taken seriously?
This guy needs to be given every opportunity to be successful and none of his arrests are all that serious.
Black dude who obviously loves him a whole lot of Mr. Seacrest.
Hit the jump to see what the guy who wants to spend the rest of his life in the arms of the handsomely paid host of American Idol and producer of The Kardashians.
via E Online
Debuting new music, hosting a radio show, manning the E! airwaves and outwitting an alleged stalker are all in a day’s work for Ryan Seacrest.
An armed man was caught outside Seacrest HQ on the E! campus just before 10 a.m. and was quickly handcuffed and detained by security guards before being handed off to Los Angeles police officers.
What the hell were her security doing? They should of pounced on him as soon as his arm cocked back.SMH.
Shocked Leona screamed and cried, “Oh my God” as the buck-toothed nut caught her on the temple with a fierce right hook.
The vicious attack came as the Bleeding Love singer, 24, signed copies of her new autobiography Dreams in a book shop.
She clutched her head and burst into tears as she was whisked away from the scene by minders and taken to hospital.
Five security guards jumped on the 6ft 5in thug and pinned him to the ground.
Leona’s furious boyfriend Lou Al-Chamaa, who was with her at the signing, tried to confront the warped fan but was held back.
via Huff Post
Kelly Clarkson unsuccessfully fought her record label not to release “Already Gone” as the third single off her new album, as the music is the same as the music from Beyonce’s hit “Halo.”
Clarkson co-wrote the lyrics and was provided the track by producer Ryan Tedder who had, unbeknownst to her, given the same track to Beyonce. By the time Clarkson heard Halo and realized what had happened, her album had printed and shipped and it was too late to omit the track.
My sentiments exactly.
If Ryan gets 45 million then Simon will probably get his 100 million.
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Ryan Seacrest is Fox’s 45-Million-Dollar Man.
The “American Idol” host has closed a major new three-year deal with CKX, parent of “Idol” producer 19 Entertainment, worth $15 million per year.
Under the pact, which is believed to be the richest ever for a reality host, Seacrest will be exclusive to CKX in broadcast TV primetime to host “Idol” or any CKX-produced show that might succeed it.
The pact, which had been in the works for the past several weeks, more than triples his previous salary of slightly less than $5 million per season.
“Idol” producers 19, FremantleMedia North America and Fox all declined to comment on Seacrest’s new deal, as did his attorneys. The pact is expected to be announced Monday.
Seacrest has a separate cable deal with Comcast and is E! Entertainment’s lead anchor. He also produces such shows as E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and ABC’s upcoming Jamie Oliver reality series.
With Seacrest’s renegotiation out of the way, the “Idol” producers will focus on securing the show’s judges for next season.
Uber judge Simon Cowell has made statements that he might leave the singing competition when his contract is up at the end of next season. The British media have pegged his salary demands at more than $100 million per year.
The other judges — Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Kara DioGuardi — all have said they hope to close deals to return next season.
While the ratings for the reality juggernaut have slipped in the past couple of years, “Idol” remains the highest-rated series on television by a mile and is a windfall for its producers.
(Editing by DeanGoodman at Reuters)
via NY Post
PAULA Abdul is hitting the stage for a live perform ance on “American Idol” tomorrow night.
She’ll leave the judging to others to sing “I’m Just Here for the Music” — the first single off an album due out in the fall.
For the first time, Abdul reveals how hard it was for her to detox from a 12-year-long painkiller addiction.
“I could have killed myself,” she tells this month’s issue of Ladies’ Home Journal.
The withdrawal was “the worst thing. I was freezing cold, then sweating hot, then chattering and in so much pain. It was excruciating. But at my very core, I did not like existing the way I had been.”
Although Abdul claims that she never filmed an episode of “Idol” while under the influence — and vehemently denied any illegal drug use in the past — she did spend at least part of the last decade relying on painkillers and Chinese medicine to quietly combat her injury-induced chronic debilitating pain, she says.
Years of cheerleading, dancing injuries and two crashes — a 1992 car crash and a 1993 plane crash that required 15 spinal surgeries — contributed to a diagnosis of reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome in 2005. The illness left her with disabling pain, chattering teeth and shingles-like lesions.
To relieve the symptoms, Abdul wore a patch that delivered a pain medication that she claims was 80 times more potent than morphine. She also sometimes took a muscle relaxer, she said.
But that’s all ancient history. Last Thanksgiving, Abdul gave up the meds for good during a stay at Calsbad, Calif.’s La Costa Resort and Spa.
Now, she’s in shape and gearing up to to relaunch her music career.
Rodney Jerkins x MusicMogul.com. Grammy Award-winning super producer Rodney Jerkins has just launched a new online music talent site called MusicMogul.com. Site is an online “American Idol” of sorts where people of all musical talent can compete to win a recording deal with Jerkins. Every 90 days, peers and judges on the site will choose a new winner.
Jerkins AKA Dark Child, has produced mega hits from everyone including Brandy to Michael Jackson and he has some heavy hitters supporting the site as well like Diddy. Check out the video of Diddy and Jerkins spotlighting the new website from Access Hollywood.
*fanboy anticipation builds*
via Latino Review
Beginning Sunday, viewers across the nation can witness the origins of one of the year’s most anticipated movies, when Twentieth Century Fox debuts an exclusive, three-part reveal of X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE on FOX.
For this unprecedented promotional event – which is too big for one night – the studio has created three special 60-second spots, one leading into the next, and which together form a narrative. The first spot airs this Sunday (February 15) on “Family Guy,” the second on Monday (Feb. 16) on “House,” and the third on Tuesday (Feb. 17) on “American Idol.”
Following Tuesday’s broadcast of the final spot, all three reveals will be released on Yahoo!
via The Life Files
This just in – Jennifer Hudson will make her return to the spotlight after the horrific murder of her mother Darnell Donerson, brother Jason Hudson and nephew Julian King this February singing the National Anthem at the nation’s biggest sporting event. J-Hud hasn’t made any public appearances or spoken on the case and William Balfour the estranged husband of her sister Julia has since been charged with their murders. This could be the most heart felt performance since Whitney Houston brought the house down in 1991!
There were some rumors she was to perform at Barack Obama’s inaguration ceremony but those were confirmed as untrue, unless sombody’s throwing us a curve. After the Super Bowl on February 1st expect to see J-Hud get the love of the music industry at the Grammy’s on February 8th where she’s up for four awards including Best R&B Album.
A promising lead surfaced Wednesday when Chicago Police found a gun in a rubbish-strewn lot just down the street from where the nephew of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson was found shot to death in an SUV on Monday, authorities said.
The gun was found about 1:30 p.m. in a lot on 14th Street between Kildare and Kolin by three probationary officers during a search of the area near where the body of 7-year-old Julian King was found in a white Chevy Suburban.
I am definitely not happy with reporting this news. This is a such tragedy and I can’t imagine how someone could do this to such a seemingly nice family. There is no justice in this world.
via Sun Times
The body of a male child was found Friday morning on the South Side, authorities said.
The body of a male child, about 7 years-old, was found on the 1300 block of South Kolin Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Authorities said the child may be 7-year-old Julian King, who went missing from the crime scene Friday where the bodies of the mother and brother of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson were found in their home in the 7000 block of South Yale Avenue.
A white Chevrolet Suburban SUV was also found on the scene, according to media reports, police declined to comment on those reports as of 8:20 a.m.
About 3 p.m. Friday, the bodies of 57-year-old Darnell Donerson, Jennifer Hudson’s mother and 29-year-old Jason Hudson, her brother, were found at the 7000 block of South Yale, inside their home, police said. The shooting is believed to be domestic-related. Neighbors said they heard gunshots between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Friday morning, authorities said.
A family member found the bodies. The mother was found on the living room floor; the brother was found in a bedroom. The crime didn’t appear to be a robbery, police said, and the door to the home was not locked when the family member arrived.
After the two bodies were found, missing from the crime scene was Donerson’s grandson, 7-year-old Julian, who was possibly taken from the house in the Englewood neighborhood, Chicago police said. He was in a white 1994 Chevrolet Suburban SUV with Illinois license plate X584859, police said.
Wentworth Area detectives are investigating.
via Huffington Post
Tragic news for singer and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson reports TMZ.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Jennifer Hudson’s mother was one of two victims shot and killed in Chicago earlier today.
A neighbor tells TMZ the other victim was Jennifer’s brother Jason. A cousin who lived nearby discovered the bodies.
We’re told the two bodies were found dead on the scene at 2:44 PM. When the fire department arrived and discovered the bodies, police were brought in and the home was declared a crime scene.
There is also a report it may be a domestic dispute, as a 7-year-old girl is missing:
A Chicago police spokeswoman also said a 7-year-old child was reported missing, as is a 1994 Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois license plate No. X584859, from that location.
According to public records, the home is owned by Darnell Donerson, Jennifer Hudson’s mother.
Jennifer Hudson is not injured, her bodyguard told the Tribune before referring all questions to a publicist.
One of the victims was a woman in her 50s who was shot in the head and the other was a 29-year-old man who was shot in the chest, according to a spokesman for the Cook County
I would hope that people are just a tad bit more interested in the political process than Phelps, Simon, Randy and Paula. The speech was also broadcast in a live stream on the internet, so his numbers are even larger than we know. Is it me or did McCain just give the presidency to Obama today?
via Huffington Post
NEW YORK — Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention was seen by more than 38 million people.
Nielsen Media Research said more people watched Obama speak than watched the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing, the final “American Idol” or the Academy Awards this year. Obama talked before a live audience of 80,000 people in Denver.
His TV audience nearly doubled the amount of people who watched John Kerry accept the Democratic nomination to run against President Bush four years ago. Kerry’s speech was seen by just over 20 million people.
Obama’s audience might be higher, since Nielsen didn’t have an estimate for how many people watched Obama on PBS or C-SPAN Thursday night.
Snoop needs to be given his proper due for resurrecting Charlie Wilson. Here they are performing “Can’t Say Goodbye” off that Ego Trippin‘ I’m personally feeling this joint, it’s a return to that feel good music.