Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year 2008!

Happy New Year 2008!

I wish you all the best things you need in 2008.

I wish you divine protection and divine provision and divine promotion every day by day in 2008.

I wish you all round success in 2008.

Cheers and God bless you always.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Top Entertainment Stories of 2007

Amy Winehouse is (allegedly) on drugs! Paris Hilton in out in out of jail! Scary Spice pregnant with Eddie Murphy's baby! Kanye stomps 50 Cent in album sales! It sure has been an eventful 2007 in the entertainment world.

The constant theme for this year has been the celebrity train wreck. Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, David Hasslehoff, and so on and so forth. Celebrities just couldn't seem to keep it together in the 07. They were either in jail, in rehab, on the front of a tabloid magazine in an unflattering photo or being dragged to court to fight for custody of their children.

Other people, like Eddie Murphy and 50 Cent, had a little diarrhea of the mouth.

Eddie Murphy swore up and down that the baby Scary Spice (Mel B.) was carrying was NOT his, despite the fact that a few weeks earlier, there were paparazzi photos of the two together out and about. Poor Scary Spice had her name dragged through the mud by Eddie Murphy making her out to be some kind of desperate gold digger. But in the end, she was vindicated. Eddie Murphy was found to be the daddy and he didn't seem very pleased about it. And the Spice Girls reunited in 07, so things turned out all right in the end for Scary.

50 Cent, wisely, cooked up a marketing campaign by pitting himself as Kanye's rival on 9/11/07. The two rappers were both releasing their albums that day and 50 had already released two unsuccessful singles. So what else could he do to turn the spotlight on himself? Drum up some drama. He attacked Kanye viciously, mocked Kanye's music and even went so far as to say that he would retire if his sales were lower than Kanye's. Well, Kanye walloped 50 in the first week sales but unfortunately, 50 didn't retire. Either way, the showdown was one of the top Hip hop stories of the year.

Earlier in the year, in what seems like so long ago, an American Idol reject had her comeuppance. Jennifer Hudson was a loser on American Idol, but at the Oscars she was a winner, winning the Osar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Effie in "Dreamgirls." Whether or not this win can propel her career to the big leagues is yet to be seen, but it was the Cinderella story of the year.

Enjoy and look back at the year that was 2007 in Entertainment.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Paris Hilton Loses Out? Grandfather Gives Fortune To Charity

Paris Hilton's grandfather, Barron Hilton has pledged their family fortune to charity. Paris has to earn her own fortune henceforth.
"Oh, my baby! What are you going to do now?"

Monday, December 24, 2007

The Most Overpaid Celebrities

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2008 to you all.

As the year 2007 is about to end, it is good to review how we have fared since January to date and see how much we have achieved. The Forbes feature on
"The Most Overpaid Celebrities" is worth reading and hoping that you are going to be as successful as you wish in your own chosen career.


Los Angeles - Once you’re in Hollywood's A-list earnings club, it’s hard to get kicked out, no matter how badly your films perform at the box office.

Case in point: Oscar winner Nicole Kidman. She earned an estimated $15 million for her latest film, The Golden Compass, known around the studio lot these days as the biggest turkey of 2007. It grossed a dreary $26 million when it debuted stateside last weekend, though its reported budget flirted with $200 million. (That's Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings territory.) The film garnered a respectable $55 million overseas since its release, but it's unlikely the international box office will salvage this expensive pic.

Click Here To See In Pictures: The Most Overpaid Celebrities

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Friday, December 21, 2007

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

California Man Seeks Support in Quest to Circumnavigate Globe in His 1918 Chevy

Luke Rizzuto by his 1918 Chevy

19 Dec 2007 11:30 Africa/Lagos

California Man Seeks Support in Quest to Circumnavigate Globe in His 1918 Chevy

Driver/Owner Offering Seat In Car To Top Sponsor For 13-Country, 65-Day, 22,000-Mile Race

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS, Calif., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ --

Luke Rizzuto, long-time car enthusiast and 2008 Great Race hopeful, announced today he is looking for investors, sponsors or donations in support of his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in the 100th anniversary of the world's most historic automobile adventure, the 2008 Great Race. The race begins in New York City May 30, 2008, and ends-by way of China-at the Eiffel Tower in Paris August 2, 2008. Rizzuto must pay a portion of the fees by December 31, 2007 to participate.


The top sponsor/supporter will have the opportunity to join Luke's racing team and ride in the car for the duration of the 65-day, 22,000-mile race through 13 countries. From New York, the race covers nearly 3,300 miles to Vancouver, where cars are airlifted to Beijing for a 6,000-mile route through Kazakhstan, Moscow and St. Petersburg. Continuing through Europe, drivers tour Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Zurich, Dijon and Rheims before arriving at the finish line in Paris.

Just 40 cars from around the world will participate. With only seven 1918 Chevy V8 Touring cars known to exist, Rizzuto's 90-year-old car was invited to participate because of the its pristine condition and rarity. Rizzuto owns the finest example of the 1918 Chevy V8 Touring Car. The car is a former member of the Henry Ford Museum collection in Michigan.

Watch Luke's video at

For more information, email Luke at, or call 408-590-2946 or visit

For information about the 2008 Great Race, visit

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CONTACT: Luke Rizzuto, +1-408-590-2946,; or
Paula Maxfield, +1-831-246-0425,, for Luke Rizzuto

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Monday, December 17, 2007

New Music: Wu Tang Clan, Bow Wow and Omarion

New Music: Wu Tang Clan, Bow Wow and Omarion

AP Music Writer Nekesa Moody recaps this week's music releases inc...

Friday, December 14, 2007


From MSNBC: Oprahpalooza for Barack Obama

The American news media went into a state of frenzy over the Oprah Winfrey Road Show in support of the only black presidential candidate, Senator Barack Hussein Obama of the Democratic Party and after the media uproar, I have coined the word "OpraHullabaloo".

"OpraHullabaloo" means the hullabaloo of Oprah Winfrey in Campaign 2008.

According to Wikipedia:
The word "hullabaloo" is an English noun meaning an uproar or fuss.

Wikipedia also referred to the short lived Disney's "Hullabaloo and Harold" show based on the adventures of Hullabaloo the Orangatang and his Human friend Harold. They would travel back in time and learn lessons about History.

That was what Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama did at their political rallies in Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire, as they ranted about the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and the quest for an African American president.


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

'Surviving the Hollywood Blacklist: Lessons for the 21st Century'

11 Dec 2007 00:06 Africa/Lagos

'Surviving the Hollywood Blacklist: Lessons for the 21st Century'

Presented by the Writers Guilds of America and the National Press Club

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Writers Guilds of America:

WHAT: A National Press Club "Newsmaker" panel discussion marking the 60th anniversary of the Hollywood Blacklist. Two notable blacklisted artists and two historians will reflect on this controversial episode in our nation's history and discuss the lessons learned.

Panelists will include Oscar-nominated blacklisted screenwriter and author Walter Bernstein; blacklisted actress Marsha Hunt; noted historian and author Victor Navasky, as well as WGAE President and television historian Michael Winship.

WHO: Walter Bernstein - An Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Mr. Bernstein was blacklisted in the early 1950s, and forced to work under a pseudonym until 1960, when he again began receiving screenwriting credits for films including Fail Safe. In 1977, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the motion picture The Front, starring Woody Allen as a man who acts as a front for blacklisted screenwriters. Mr. Bernstein is a current member of the Writers Guild of America, East Council.

Marsha Hunt - Ms. Hunt made her acting debut in 1935, appearing in 52 films until 1949, but her career was curtailed when she was blacklisted for her pronounced liberal views and her affiliation with the Committee for the First Amendment. In October 1947, she flew with the group of about thirty actors, directors, writers and filmmakers (including John Huston, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart) to Washington, D.C. to protest the actions of the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Victor Navasky - Long-time editor and publisher of The Nation (now Publisher Emeritus), and author of Naming Names, which won a National Book Award, Mr. Navasky is recognized as one of the foremost scholars of the blacklist. Mr. Navasky wrote Naming Names after interviewing more than 150 people who had been called to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Michael Winship - Currently President of the Writers Guild of America, East, Mr. Winship is an award-winning writer and producer on such programs as NOW with Bill Moyers. Winship is a television historian who knew several of the writers whose lives were shattered by the blacklist including Ring Lardner, Jr. and Ian McLellan Hunter, as well as Walter Bernstein.

WHERE: National Press Club (Lisagor Room)

WHEN: Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 1:00 PM

For more information about the Writers Guild of America, West, please visit; for more information about the Writers Guild of America, East, please visit:

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) represent writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable, and new media industries in both entertainment and news.

Source: Writers Guilds of America

CONTACT: Jody Frisch of WGA; or Taj Meadows for WGA, +1-202-478-3697,

Monday, December 10, 2007

Showbiz Weekend Reviews

John Russell reports

The top showbiz stories for the week including hope for the ongoing writers strike, Kidman's latest film, Kylie's tour announcement and O.J.'s not guilty plea.

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The Young Stars of "The Kite Runner" Moved To A Secret Location After Receiving Death Threats

The Young Stars of "The Kite Runner" Moved To A Secret Location After Receiving Death Threats

By Steven Zeitchik

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The young stars of "The Kite Runner" may have been moved to a secret location after receiving death threats, but now the tricky part really begins for the film's distributor: Packaging a foreign-language movie with weighty themes and no stars as a mainstream release.

The DreamWorks production, which is being released through Paramount Vantage, the Afghanistan- and U.S.-set tale opens Friday in limited release before expanding during the coming weeks. And it poses one of the most fraught challenges of any movie this fall as Paramount Pictures' specialty division tries to turn what was an unlikely best-seller about friendship and ethnic strife into a big-screen blockbuster.

Hovering over it is a Vantage release from earlier in the year, "A Mighty Heart," which took on a similar part of the world with more obvious commercial elements (Angelina Jolie and a ubiquitous Mariane Pearl) but earned just $15 million at the box office.

The result has been to make "Kite Runner" a marketing anomaly, with the company taking a grassroots approach that has focused on elements most major rollouts ignore.
It has hosted dozens of screenings for book clubs and in the heartland (literally, in the case of the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis); has embraced an unusual publicity figure in Khaled Hosseini, who wrote the book on which the movie is based; and thrown fundraisers with Afghani expats.

Vantage has embarked on its campaign with a dearth of TV spots and trailers. "The English-language portions of the film don't lend themselves to clips, and the Dari (language) will put some people off, so word-of-mouth is all you have," said one executive with knowledge of the campaign.

Or as an executive at another studio said: "The only thing you can do with a movie like this is screen the hell out of it."

In a way, Vantage was put in this position because of circumstances beyond its control. Eager to avoid the wide release of "Mighty Heart," the company planned a slow burn for the Marc Forster picture, with "Kite Runner" slotted for an early November opening and then carefully rolling out through year's end.

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Friday, December 07, 2007

Academy Award-Winning Actress Marisa Tomei To Announce the Critics' Choice Award Nominees

7 Dec 2007 18:49 Africa/Lagos

Academy Award-Winning Actress Marisa Tomei Joins New York Broadcast Film Critics Association Chairman Neil Rosen and VH1 EVP and General Manager Tom Calderone to Announce the Critics' Choice Award Nominees

Nominations to be Telecast Live on VH1 and on the 44 1/2 Jumbotron in Times Square December 11, 2007 at 8:30 AM ET/PT

The First Major Film Awards Show Of The Season Will Air Live From The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium On VH1, Monday, January 7 At 9PM (ET/PT)

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ --

Academy Award-winning actress Marisa Tomei, currently starring in "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead," will announce the nominees for the 13th annual Critics' Choice Awards(TM) on Tuesday, December 11 at 8:30 AM ET/PT. She will be joined by Chairman of the New York chapter of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and NY1 film critic Neil Rosen as well as Tom Calderone, VH1 Executive Vice President and General Manager.

The Critics' Choice Awards(TM) nominations in ten film categories will be revealed that morning LIVE from VH1 Headquarters in Times Square, New York. The nominations announcement will be telecast LIVE on VH1 and on the 44 1/2 Jumbotron in Times Square. The announcement will also be available on demand at later that day.

A complete list of nominees in all 18 categories will be revealed at once the nominees are announced. VH1's "Critics' Choice Awards" site, which launches the morning of December 11, will be home to detailed information about the awards and will provide a forum for both the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) critics and users to comment on this year's nominees.

The press conference will be made available via a LIVE satellite feed from 8:30am - 9:00am EST and 5:30am - 6:00am PST at the following coordinates:

Galaxy 11/ 13 Ku-Band Analog
91 Degrees W
Downlink Freq.: 11960 Horizontal
36 MHz

Actor and Comedian D.L. Hughley will host the Broadcast Film Critics Association's (BFCA) "The 13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards" gala live from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Monday, January 7 at 9pm (ET/PT). The awards are bestowed annually by the BFCA to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. Since its inception in 1995, the "Critics' Choice Awards" has become a star-studded bellwether event of the movie awards season. The BFCA consistently picks nominees and winners that go on to garner more Academy Award nominations and wins than any other movie awards show.

VH1 and the cinematic experts from the BFCA guide viewers on the most important movies and performances of the year in VH1's pre-awards season special "The Critics' Choice: Best Movies of 2007" premiering Saturday, December 15 at 10 PM (ET/PT). Our moderator Sam Rubin, from the "KTLA Morning News," will preside over a four-person panel of BFCA critics that will debate and give an inside look at the nominees for the upcoming Critics' Choice Awards. The panel includes Pete Hammond, a film critic for Maxim Magazine as well as awards columnist for the Los Angeles Times, Jeanne Wolf, a widely respected critic and entertainment journalist for Parade Magazine, Carrie Keagan, the naughty critic from NO GOOD TV and the hyper-opinionated entertainment anchor from CW31's "Good Day Sacramento," Mark S. Allen. The critics will debate about the best films and performances of 2007, while giving viewers the inside track on who has the best shot at winning a Critics' Choice Award(TM) -- the most historically reliable predictor of OSCAR(TM) GOLD!

Counting down to the LIVE premiere of the Critics' Choice Awards, VH1 will air the "13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Red Carpet Premiere" pre-show LIVE on Monday, January 7 at 8pm (ET/PT) and will also stream it LIVE on Covering the excitement of the celebrity arrivals on the red carpet will be "KTLA Morning News" entertainment reporter Sam Rubin and The Tonight Show's Ross the Intern.

"The 13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards" is executive produced by Bob Bain for Bob Bain Productions and Joey Berlin for Berlin Entertainment. Lee Rolontz serves as executive producer for VH1.

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 90 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, VH1Games and extensive broadband video on Connect with VH1 at

Contacts: Scott Acord Lori Bogin
310-752-8075 212-846-7131

Source: VH1

CONTACT: Scott Acord, +1-310-752-8075,, or Lori
Bogin, +1-212-846-7131,, both of VH1

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Kanye West and Amy Winehouse Lead 2008 Grammy Nominations

Pascal Pinck reports.

Dec. 6 - Talk of the Town brings you the latest in news, music and celebrity talk.
· Kanye West and Amy Winehouse are the big winners at the Grammy nominations,
· Kiefer Sutherland in jail
· Nicole Richie gets a vacation
· Johnny Depp walks the red carpet