Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
The singer, 42, is pregnant with twins after undergoing her sixth in-vitro fertilization attempt and turning to acupuncture to improve her chances of a pregnancy, her rep Kim Jakwerth confirms.
Dion, mom to 9-year-old son René-Charles, is 14 weeks along. She will find out the gender of the twins next month.
"We're ecstatic," her husband/manager René Angelil tells PEOPLE. "Celine is just hoping for a healthy pregnancy. She was hoping for one baby and the news that we are having two is a double blessing." !"
Thursday, May 27, 2010
“I’m just taking it all in,” the Chicago-native said just after the big finale show. “Now I get to go make an album and tour. I can’t believe this right now. This is insane!”
Wrapped in emotion, tears came to DeWyze’s eyes when Ryan Seacrest announced he was the winner. “It hit me on stage because when you try out you imagine that happening,” says the singer, 24. “I appreciate every moment and thank fans so much for sticking with me through the ups and the downs of the season.”
Of his runner-up, Crystal Bowersox, DeWyze had nothing but praise for the mom from Elliston, Ohio. “I told her she deserves it as much as I do,” he says. “She’s going to do great things.”
But DeWyze admits he is relieved the competition is over. “It feels like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders,” he says. “I’m not saying to myself, ‘What am I going to sing next week?’ ”A moment you didn’t see on TV? DeWyze led the audience in a final round of applause for exiting judge Simon Cowell. “It was a bigger moment because of that for everybody,” he adds. “It was a night I will never forget.”
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
“I’m totally emotional,” Hough told PEOPLE moments after the show ended. “Nicole and I burst out into tears backstage after our Argentine tango. We were so overwhelmed with how happy we were with what was going on tonight. Win, lose, draw we were going to be happy. But to win is phenomenal.”
“I’m kind of speechless right now,” confessed Scherzinger, who helped Hough earn his second mirror ball trophy (he captured the season six title with new co-host Brooke Burke). “I’m going to go into a room and cry. It’s not about the trophy. It’s beyond the trophy. The experience and the challenge and everything you go through — it’s a lot of life-changing experiences in three months and it’s just so intense.” (read more)
The talk-show host, 52, who's just wrapping up her first season as an American Idol judge, has now started her own record label – inspired by 12-year-old phenom Greyson Chance, whom she discovered and has now signed as her first artist.
"Greyson ... inspired me to start a record label called eleveneleven. He is my first artist, and we are making a record together," DeGeneres says.
Chance, just 12 years old, has rocketed to fame thanks to his performance of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi," posted to YouTube, from a talent show in his Oklahoma hometown. DeGeneres happened upon the clip when it had about 10,000 views and invited him on her show earlier this month. The video, including reposts, now has more than 30 million views.
Returning to The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, Chance says he's overwhelmed by what's happened. "It's crazy thinking about 30 million people," he says. "It just makes me happy. It really just hasn't sunken in yet. It has been two weeks, and it still hasn't sunken in yet. It's awesome."
Madonna's manager, Guy Oseary, and Lady Gaga's manager, Troy Carter, have agreed to co-manage Greyson. Viewers will get a taste of Greyson's own songwriting talents on Wednesday, as he will perform an original song, "Broken Hearts," on DeGeneres's program.
DeGeneres says she'll use her new label to sign other artists she discovers through her show.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
In the romantic comedy, opening Aug. 27, Erin and Garrett are good together--even when they're apart. When aspiring journalist Erin (Barrymore) moves to San Francisco to finish her last year of school, boyfriend Garrett (Long), an assistant music scout, stays in Manhattan to pursue his ambitions and wait on that promotion he's been promised. With a webcam connection and frequent flier miles, the two gamely navigate the pitfalls and miscommunications of their bi-coastal romance, dodging bad advice from friends and some predatory singles who won't take "taken" for an answer. But when it seems their wait is almost over, Erin scores her dream job in California just as Garrett's career heats up in New York. The big breaks they've been hoping for could break them up for good...unless their love can truly go the distance.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Written and directed by Michael Patrick King, Sex and the City 2 stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler, Jason Lewis, Mario Cantone and Willie Garson. It opens in North America on May 27.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The 27-year-old actress plays the role of Sookie Stackhouse in the hit HBO show, and her real-life fiance Stephen Moyer plays Sookie's boyfriend Bill Compton.
Asked if they will stay together, she said to UK newspaper Daily Mirror: "Well, no TV show keeps the main couple together throughout the whole run.
"That would be boring. There's got to be some conflict there, otherwise it's not so entertaining."
Despite the saucy love scenes in the hit series, Paquin added that her parents are proud of her success in the show.
She said: "They're really proud of me. Their taste in material is always about its quality, not how provocative it was. They've always been focused on the integrity of the people I was working with." (source)
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Preston, 47, is pregnant, the family tells PEOPLE.
"It’s impossible to keep a secret ... especially one as wonderful as this," they say in a statement. "We want to be the first to share this great news with everyone that we are expecting a new addition to our family.
Love, John, Kelly and Ella"
Travolta, 56, and Preston are also parents to Ella Bleu, 10. Their 16-year-old son Jett, died of a seizure in January 2009.
The family also shared the news Tuesday on Travolta’s Web site and Preston's site.
Monday, May 17, 2010
This is the Handkerchief Project.
In front of you are handkerchiefs hanging on a line. On each, a person in our community has described the impact of homophobic, biphobic and/or transphobic violence on their lives. It’s a harrowing collection — one that needs to be shared so our voices can be heard.
May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia, so today’s our opportunity to think about how homophobic, biphobic and transphobic violence affects us all. Because it does touch each and every one of us — whether directly, through our loved ones, or when people who, while not identifying as LGBT, nevertheless feel and understand how excruciating it is to live in our violent and unequal world.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Directed by Michael Apted, the third installment stars Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Ben Barnes, Will Poulter, Gary Sweet, Bruce Spence, Arthur Angel, Shane Rangi and Liam Neeson.
This time around – Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb – find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.
Joining forces once again with their royal friend Prince Caspian and the warrior mouse Reepicheep, they are whisked away on a mysterious mission to the Lone Islands, and beyond. On this bewitching voyage that will test their hearts and spirits, the trio will face magical Dufflepuds, sinister slave traders, roaring dragons and enchanted merfolk. Only an entirely uncharted journey to Aslan's Country – a voyage of destiny and transformation for each of those aboard the Dawn Treader – can save Narnia, and all the astonishing creatures in it, from an unfathomable fate.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Andy Whitfield, who played the title character in the series, will appear in the prequel briefly, but Lucy Lawless and John Hannah take center stage in this story of the rise of the House of Batiatus and its champions before Spartacus arrives as a captured Thracian slave. With the title still to be determined, the prequel will begin production this summer in New Zealand, and is slated to air on Starz in January 2011.
John Hannah returns as Batiatus, owner of the Ludus, along with his wife Lucretia, played by Lucy Lawless. Other returning actors include Peter Mensah (Doctore), Manu Bennett (Crixus), Antonio Te Maioha (Barca), Nick E. Tarabay (Ashur), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Naevia) – and others. New characters will also be added – most notably the gladiator who was champion of the House of Batiatus before Spartacus or even Crixus – who will help fill in the story about the people and politics in the House of Batiatus and ancient Capua as a whole.
Production on the second season of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" was postponed this spring to allow Andy Whitfield to be treated for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in New Zealand. His doctors indicate that the actor is responding well.
"The prequel story maintains the excitement and entertainment value of the first season of 'Spartacus,' giving audiences the engaging experience they've come to expect," said Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht. "We look forward to continuing the Spartacus story."
Produced by Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi, Joshua Donen and Steven S. DeKnight, "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" was the highest rated show for the 18-49 demographic among all cable networks for 12 of the 13 Fridays on which it aired based on coverage rating.* The production team remains intact for the six-part prequel. (source)
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Monday, May 10, 2010
Looks like they've already met the parents.
At Friday's Race to Erase MS gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in L.A., they shared a table with family, including Jenner's mom, Linda Thompson, whom Lavigne greeted with a long hug. Then, the two spent the rest of their night looking very smitten with each other and sharing some PDA at the table.
"I love you eyelashes," Lavigne Tweeted to Jenner, who replied to her, "kisses."
The two have become fixtures at Voyeur, a West Hollywood lounge, where they've partied on consecutive Thursday nights. During a recent visit, the two shared kisses in their banquette and "acted like they were the only two in the club," an onlooker said.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
“Life since Idol has definitely changed for me,” Smithson, 26, tells PEOPLE. “I get to tour around the world and play the record of my dreams to people on a nightly basis. Life is great. I’m living the dream!”
Part of that dream includes the release of the band’s first album, Tear the World Down, out Tuesday. The album, which Smithson says is the “soundtrack of some of our recent life experiences,” features “a wall of guitars, epic choirs and orchestra, beautiful pianos and soaring vocals.”
Fans have already gotten a taste of the band’s single “Bury Me Alive.” Now hear “I Am Only One,” a ballad, which PEOPLE is premiering exclusively.
Listen to “I Am Only One” here:
As for the track — and the others on the album — Smithson says, “I don’t play an instrument so I focus on melody and lyrics.” But she stops short of telling the story behind the song. “All of our songs have personal meanings to us but we prefer to allow our listeners to have their own take on them,” she says. “It’s a more interesting way to listen to a song and connect to the lyrics.”
Smithson says it’s difficult to keep up with American Idol now that she’s on the road, living out of a bus with 11 guys. “Everyday is a horror movie marathon for them so it’s hard to catch the show,” she says. Still, she is rooting for one of the top five contestants. “Big Mike actually sang at my best friends wedding in New York last Christmas before he was on Idol,” she says. “Over 100 people flew over from Ireland for the event and ran amuck, so I’m routing for him.”And she offered some advice for another female contestant with a huge voice who left the show just shy of the top 5, Siobhan Magnus: “Work really hard and use every minute given to pursue your dream,” she says. “Idol is a huge opportunity even if you don’t win but it’s up to the individual to use the platform and not wait for anyone to hold your hand or write your songs. No fate but what we make!”