June 29, 2009

The King of Music Videos

Michael Jackson was the King of Pop, and he was also the King of Music Videos. He didn't just stand in front of a camera and sing, he made movies. He changed the way they were done, and the way they were viewed (his influence on the rise of MTV is a great example).

Here are some of his best, and my favorites:

Visit The Official Michael Jackson YouTube Channel for others like "Bad", "The Way You Make Me Feel", and "Black Or White".

June 27, 2009

Gone Too Soon

Fans all over the world are mourning the death, and celebrating the life of Michael Jackson.

In tribute, VH1 Classic will be playing Michael's greatest music video's for the rest of the weekend. And CNN is airing a special on his life, Man in the Mirror, Saturday and Sunday at 8 PM.

Michael, you were so very much loved.

June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson

At first, the grief and the anxiety took over. The sorrow. The questioning... But now I'm starting to relax, to go numb, in the wake of this devastating news. The King of Pop has died, but his legacy lives on - in his music, and in every artist he's inspired.

June 24, 2009

Revenge In Theaters Now

Update: June, 29, 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen exploded at the box office last week, defying negative reviews, shattering Paramount's expectations and leaving several records smoldering in its robotic wake. Michael Bay's highly anticipated sequel bowed on Wednesday, and with a $60.6 million take in its first day, it broke the Wednesday record previously held by Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix back in 2007.

'Transformers' went on to make another $112 million over the weekend, enjoying a five-day cumulative of $201.2 million, bringing it right behind "The Dark Knight" for the largest five-day gross in movie history. It's a very close call, as "The Dark Knight" stands at $203.8 million, but so far no one is calling for a recount. 'Transformers' did steal the IMAX record, however, and is currently the biggest weekend and the largest five-day haul that the specialty screener has ever enjoyed.

Source: MTV Music Television

June 23, 2009

London's Finest

Here's a good-lookin' photograph of Jude Law at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at London’s All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

Work it, Jude!

June 22, 2009

Cameron Gets A Star

Today, Cameron Diaz was honored with the 2386th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Her latest film, My Sister's Keeper, hits theaters Friday.

Emma Enchanted

Emma Watson has magically transformed from Harry Potter's precocious overachiever to a full-blown glamour girl in the August 2009 issue of Teen Vogue!

Here are a few photos from the shoot (courtesy of TeenVogue.com):

I absolutely adore this beautiful young Brit! Not only is she an incredibly talented actress, she's also a terribly brilliant girl with a bright future ahead. She has her priorities in order, her head on straight, and she seems as sweet as can be (how refreshing!). I'm sure she'll experience nothing but success when she heads to University, and I hope she'll consider acting again once she's done.


Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is already off to an excellent start, making $20 million in Japan and the United Kingdom (and outselling The Dark Knight), and is set for a mega U.S. release this week!

Advance tickets are on sale now, and 12:01 AM screenings will be available at many theaters on Wednesday.

June 18, 2009

Cameron Saves The World

Cameron Diaz wants to make Planet Earth a star! And she needs everyone's help.

In the mini-documentary below, Cameron travels the U.S. to learn what environmental worries are on people's minds:

She's the best! She really is.

Thanks to Marie Claire for the film.

All Hail The Purple And Gold

Here are a few pictures from yesterday's Lakers Championship parade / celebration in Los Angeles:

According to the Los Angeles Times, approximately a quarter of a million fans came out to celebrate the teams victory.

Here are a couple videos of the parade and the celebration at the Colisuem:

I wish I would have been there!

June 16, 2009

Harry Takes The Subway

A couple of Harry Potter fans snapped photographs of New York City's 42nd St. Times Square Subway Station, plastered with 'Half-Blood Prince' advertisements, and sent them to HP's #1 fansite, MuggleNet.com. Take a look:

Sienna's In Vogue

Sexy British superstar Sienna Miller has nabbed the July cover of Vogue magazine. Cheers!

Sienna looks fab in the photoshoot; wearing a sleek ponytail and posing by a luscious pool. Yet, I can still recall a time when Vogue editor Anna Wintour complaining about Sienna being "too toothy" for the magazine. Perhaps the August release of G.I. Joe and Sienna's upcoming Broadway debut changed her mind?

June 15, 2009

What 1 Year + 1 Month Makes

Kobe Bryant has accomplished so much in the past 13 months.

In May 2008 he was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the very first time. In August 2008 he helped lead Team USA to a Gold Medal victory in the Beijing Olympics. In February 2009 he was named co-MVP, alongside Shaquille O'Neal, at the NBA All Star game (his 3rd All Star MVP trophy). And now, at just 30-years-old, he's won his 4th NBA Championship and his first ever NBA Finals MVP honor!

He is, without a doubt, the best player in the NBA. The best player in the world.

The 2009 NBA Champions

4 for Kobe. 10 for Phil. And 15 for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Congratulations L.A. on winning Game 5, 99-86, and clinching the NBA Championship!!! You are the best in the west, and the best in the world!

Phil, you've coached the greatest, and now you are the greatest. Not only in basketball, but in all of sports. Stay zen, my master!

And Kobe, you don't need a trophy or a gold medal to prove how incredibly talented you are, but they sure are nice to have around the office. And I am so, so proud of you for earning them! You are and always will be my MVP.

I love you!

"Anything is possible!"

June 14, 2009

Bloodsuckers Are Back!

HBO's delicious vampire drama, True Blood, premieres its second season tonight at 9 PM. And I can't wait for some fresh "V"!

June 12, 2009

HP6 IMAX Release

July 15th will be here before you know it, and muggles of all ages will be running to their local theater to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. But, for those who had planned to see it on IMAX, you'll have to wait until July 29th.

Game 5, Coming Up

The Los Angeles Lakers are up 3-1 in the 2009 NBA Finals after beating the Orlando Magic 99-91 in OT in game 4.

Thanks to the always-reliable Derek Fisher (a.k.a. "fish") who nailed a couple of crucial 3-pointers.

Game 5 will be played in Orlando on Sunday, 8 PM ET, ABC.

June 10, 2009

Megan Strikes A Pose

Megan Fox has been making some major fashion statements on the promotional tour for her new movie, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Here she is in Tokyo, Japan on Monday:

In Seoul, South Korea on Tuesday:

And in Seoul again on Wednesday:

Transformers hits theaters June 24th!!!

Brit's New Boy

After a tumultuous relationship with paparazzo Adnan Ghalib and a heartbreaking divorce from Kevin Federline, Britney Spears has found somebody new – and her family approves.

Confirming Internet rumors, a source tells PEOPLE that Spears, 27, is romantically involved with her agent, Jason Trawick. "They are totally and definitely dating," the source says. "Her dad loves him. He's the best thing that happened to her."

In recent months, Trawick has often been photographed with the pop star, including during her May trip to the Bahamas with her sons, Preston, 3, and Jayden, 2.

"They're very sweet together," the source says, adding that Spears "always had a crush" on Trawick, who is also one of her brother Bryan's best friends. "He makes Britney really happy, and he's great with the boys."

Spears' rep had no comment.

Source: PEOPLE

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Here's a picture of Britney, Jason, Sean, Jayden and their nanny in London's Hyde Park last week:

...Finally, a man I approve of! Someone who has a career, doesn't have an ego, and cares about Britney's well-being and her family.

June 9, 2009

Adam Rocks

Here it is! Adam Lambert's (Hot, Hot, Hot!) Rolling Stone cover:

And, to those of you who are absolutely clueless, you'll be glad to know that he does "come out" in the issue (on stands Friday).

Laura And Euna

At this time, I'd like to send my thoughts and prayers to Laura Ling, Euna Lee, and their families.

It was announced on Monday that the two U.S. journalists, who were detained in North Korea 3 months ago, have been sentenced to 12 years hard labor for the “grave crime they committed against the Korean nation and their illegal border crossing."

My hope is that our government and our leaders can negotiate a swift and safe return to the U.S. for these two women.

June 7, 2009

The Tony's

Neil Patrick Harris will host the 63rd Annual Tony Awards tonight at Radio City Music Hall!

Billy Elliot, Next to Normal, Rock of Ages, and Shrek will compete for Best New Musical, while Guys and Dolls, Hair, Pal Joey, and West Side Story are up for Best Revival.

As for me, I'm cheering for Constantine Maroulis and Karen Olivo!

Update: Congratulations Karen! And congratulations to the team behind Billy Elliot.

June 5, 2009

Isn't She Lovely

Today, a sunny Sienna Miller presented the new fragrance by Hugo Boss, "Boss Orange," at the El Corte Ingles store in Madrid, Spain.

What a fantastic ensemble!

Jude Does Shakespeare

Here's a picture of the absolutely gorgeous Jude Law leaving London's Wyndhams Theatre after a performance of Hamlet on Wednesday night.

Jude is starring in the Donmar's new West End production, and reviews have been great!

June 4, 2009

34 Is Power

She's rich. She's talented. She's beautiful. She's the most powerful celebrity in the world (according to Forbes). And she turns 34 today... Happy Birthday Angelina Jolie!

June 3, 2009

Lets Go L.A.!

Don't miss game 1 of the NBA Finals, Lakers vs. Magic, Thursday (June 4th) at 6 PM PT on ABC!

Update: A tight game early turned into an easy 100-75 Lakers win in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. Kobe Bryant put on a dominant display, scoring 40 points with 8 assists.

June 1, 2009

New Moon Exclusive

A teaser trailer for the next movie in the Twilight Saga, New Moon, premiered last night during the MTV movie awards... and I must say, I think it was better than the first book and the first movie put together.

Hello Jacob!