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More than just celebrity gossip

Sandra Bullock Gets Waxed

Sandra Bullock figure unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas, NV

Earlier today (Thursday, Jan. 24) at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, Extra TV sweetheart Adrianna Costa unveiled a wax figure of Sandra Bullock because you know, it’s about freakin’ time this woman gets waxed! Wax on, wax off baby cakes!

The figure is the first of Bullock be added to the Madame Tussauds estate. A vision in red, Bullock is red carpet ready, holding a clutch and wearing an elegant knee-length dress.

“There’s something about Sandra Bullock that leaves me in awe,” remarked Costa. “She has won numerous awards, yet manages to stay humble. Her talent, charming personality and dedication to charity is incredible, and makes her an inspiration to us all.”

Very true and what better way than to mold her into a lifelike wax figure. I have a sneaking suspicion that Sandy’s biker ex Jesse James will never get the wax honor.

Celebrity birthdays January 24th 2013: Neil Diamond is 72

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Neil Diamond is 72.

Ray Stevens is 74.

Aaron Neville is 72.

Michael Ontkean (“Twin Peaks”) is 67.

Country singer-songwriter Becky Hobbs is 63.

Comedian Yakov Smirnoff is 62.

Actress Nastassja Kinski is 54.

Ed Helms (“The Office”) is 38.

Tatyana Ali (“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”) is 34.

Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”) is 27.

Hollywood Birthday and Premiere Celebrations at Sundance

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On Tuesday, January 22, 2013, filmmakers, festival VIPS and actors including “Magic Magic” cast members Michael Cera, Emily Browning, and Gaby Hoffman, “Happy Endings” and “C.O.G” star Casey Wilson, and brothers Danny and Chris Masterson attended the fifth night of ChefDance. Guests enjoyed savory dishes from Chef Marcel Vigneron, the runner-up of the second season of “Top Chef”. The first course featured a black kale salad with pear, pomegranate, and persimmon paired with Snakeoil Cocktail Company’s “Skipped Beets” cocktail featuring Tanqueray Gin, beet water, black pepper simple syrup and fresh lemon juice.

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Highlights from the evening include:

– Michael Cera and Emily Browning were two of the first to arrive for the ChefDance cocktail hour hosted by Tanqueray Gin in celebration of their film “Magic Magic”. During the cocktail reception, Michael was huddled in a corner with friends catching up and sipping a Ketel One cocktail. Later in the evening, the cast enjoyed dinner tucked away in a corner before heading out to the midnight screening of their film.

– Birthday boy, Chris Masterson, and brother Danny started off their celebrations at ChefDance. The boys sat at a table in a back room with several friends and sipped Tequila Don Julio. As dessert came out the table sang happy birthday to Chris.

– “Happy Endings” and “C.O.G.” star Casey Wilson missed the start of dinner, but still made it in time for the main course and a Tanqueray Gin cocktail.

Carly Rae Jepsen Gets Colorful As Candies Spokesperson

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CANDIE’S unveils its new Spring 2013 campaign today featuring pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen. The concept for the marketing campaign is unique because it was photographed by Jepsen herself using a photo booth. This is the first time a celebrity spokesperson has shot their own fashion campaign. The print ads will debut in March issues of fashion and lifestyle magazines, as well as online, outdoor and in Kohl’s marketing vehicles.

“I feel very honored to be the next Candie’s girl,” Carly Rae Jepsen stated. “It’s a dream come true to be in the company of such amazing women! The photo-shoot was really fun because it was so different- I’m actually the photographer as well and can’t wait to share it with my fans!”

Candie’s is available exclusively at Kohl’s. Follow them on twitter @Candiesbrand.

CELEB SPOTTING: “Rack City” Hip-Hop Star TYGA Performs for Packed House at BAMBOO Miami Beach

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Hip hop superstar TYGA performed live at BAMBOO Miami Beach for their “Prestige Sundays” along with music by DJ Epps which was hosted by Mack Maine.

Rapper Noreaga was also hanging out for the event.

Celebrity Birthdays January 23rd 2013: Tiffani Thiessen is 39

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Tiffani Thiessen is 39.

Chita Rivera is 80.

Rutger Hauer is 69.

Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters is 65.

Richard Dean Anderson (“MacGyver”) is 63.

Robin Zander of Cheap Trick is 60.

Anita Baker is 55.

Actress GailO’Grady (“American Dreams”) is 50.

Mariska Hargitay is 49.

Singer Marc Nelson (Az Yet) is 42.

Holly Madison To Have Hef As Godfather Of Her Baby?

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Thebump.com interviewed Girl Next Door turned Vegas performer Holly Madison on her current pregnancy. She talked about everything from pregnancy symptoms to her biggest labor and delivery fears. The question is, will she get married to her baby daddy and will Hef be the godfather? Check out the highlights from the interview below.

ON WHEN SHE WILL GET MARRIED TO HER BABY DADDY:

“I do see wedding bells in our future. We would like to get married next summer.”

ON HER BIGGEST LABOR AND DELIVERY FEARS:

“Have you ever heard the horror story about women who push their bladder out of their vagina during labor? I don’t know how common or true that is, but that’s my biggest fear!”

ON WHAT SURPRISED HER MOST ABOUT DRESSING AS A PREGNANT WOMAN:

“I’m surprised how every bra hurts my back! I have been experiencing a lot of back pain and visit a chiropractor twice a week, but it’s still next to impossible for me to find a comfortable bra while pregnant.”

ON WHAT CELEBRITY SHE THINKS IS A FAB MOM:

“I don’t really know anything about anyone’s parenting skills, but I think Jennifer Garner’s kids are so adorable!”

ON HER SEVERE MORNING SICKNESS:

“Most of the pregnancy books said morning sickness is over by the second trimester but my morning sickness started in my second trimester and took me completely by surprise. It kind of freaked me out at first, but luckily it didn’t last very long and now I feel completely normal.”

ON HOW PREGNANCY HAS CHANGED HER:

“Truthfully, being pregnant is changing me as a person. Each day is part of this amazing journey that has completely shifted the focus of my life and made me reevaluate my personal and professional goals.”

ON HOW SHE WANTS HER DAUGHTER TO BE PROUD OF HER:

Being pregnant has made me much more conscious of my decision making, particularly in my career choices. I want my daughter to be proud of me and look up to me. I think early on in my pregnancy I realized that to be the mom I want to be, I had to change my life, and that’s what I’m doing.”

ON HER NEXT CAREER MOVE:

“I want to work on projects that I feel passionate about and do things that are fun and challenging. I would love to do a live musical. I’m not interested in doing the same thing over and over or the fame and exposure that comes with it. When people keep doing that, they just end up doing the same dumb stuff again and again.”

ON WHAT KIND OF MOM SHE WANTS TO BE:

“Tough question! Time will tell but I know I will be an incredibly loving, supportive and involved mom. My hope is I can help my kids find their passions and give them — within reason — what they will need to follow their dreams! I will try to accomplish this by being the kind of mom who builds a strong and solid family life and support system.”

ON KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH HEF, KENDRA AND BRIDGET:

“Bridget and I are still friends, but I don’t talk to anyone else. I moved on from the whole Playboy thing five years ago and really never looked back. I’m not one of those girls who goes back to all the parties and things.”

In other words, Hef probably will NOT be the Godfather of her baby. Oh well.

For more of the interview go here.

Celebrities React To Lance Armstrong’s Oprah Interview

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We all have our own feelings, opinions and rants about Lance Armstrong recently admitting that he DID dope up while he was cycling and yes, while we WON his seven Tour de France titles, but what did the celebrities think? Some celebrities took to Twitter to express their thoughts. Check out a few very interesting (and some humorous) tweets.

Jimmy Fallon
@jimmyfallon
Thank you, Lance Armstrong, for sitting down with Oprah last night. I missed the interview, but I heard it was dope. #ThankYouNoteFriday

Dane Cook
@DaneCook
The Lance Armstrong confession should’ve ended with him pedaling away on a tiny bike with training wheels. You know.. symbolism.

Steve Martin
@SteveMartinToGo
Bad day: Spent it on a 787 Dreamliner with Lance Armstrong and Manti Te’o’s ex girlfriend.

Lena Dunham@lenadunham
Despite the latest news my father will not stop using Lance Armstrong as an adjective for strength and determination.

josh groban
@joshgroban
I’m just bummed I wasn’t asked to sing on this episode. #Oprah

Rashida Jones
@iamrashidajones
Great day for liars! They are dominating the news today. #CongratsUSA

matthew perry
@MatthewPerry
I always want to make sure Oprah is on MY side.

Serena Williams
@serenawilliams
Wow. Watching @Oprah interview. Just WOW

Rita Wilson
@RitaWilson
CHEAT ( noun) A person who behaves dishonestly in order to gain an advantage. Lance left out the “behaves dishonestly” part, right?

Jack Osbourne
@MrJackO
Honestly I don’t care that Lance doped. He gave people hope and that’s more important then anything. So what if he lied. #livestrong

Albert Brooks
@AlbertBrooks
Would love to see Lance Armstrong and Barry Bonds do The Odd Couple on Broadway.

andyroddick
@andyroddick
Wow….. Oprah comes out very strong!

Anderson Cooper
@andersoncooper
“It didn’t feel wrong” He didn’t feel bad. He didn’t feel he was cheating.

Michael Ian Black
@michaelianblack
If Oprah’s smart, she’ll have James Frey come out and give Lance a hug.

Piers Morgan
@piersmorgan
The fact @lancearmstrong admits he had to look up what the word ‘cheat’ means, says all you need to know about the man. #LiveWrong

Tom Arnold
@TomArnold
A lot of sports journalists were questioning if Oprah had what it takes to thoroughly interview Lance Armstrong. The woman is shredding him.

What do YOU think of Lance Armstrong admitting to Oprah that he did in fact lie about jumping on the dope train?

And well…in case you missed it…

Justin Bieber, PLEASE Don’t Expose The Twig And Berries

It seems now that the Biebs is legal, eighteen and now single, the kid is going wicky wild on us all or at least so it seems. Or perhaps the once shaggy haired teeny bopper is wanting to appear as if he is a bad boy with an edge. It’s hard to say really. But one thing I do know is he has the whitest butt I’ve ever seen, unless it was just the flash of the camera photographing Bieber’s moon. You know…the photo that the kid posted on his Instagram.

On Saturday, Justin uploaded the picture to Instagram to his zillions of followers. It was after the image received 86,000 likes that the pic was deleted.

But as we all know, the internet is the internet and pics don’t go anywhere after you delete them.

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So could this be in rebellion to getting dumped by Selena Gomez for the 3994th time?

At any rate, Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun tried to make the pic seem harmless as he took to his Twitter to explain, “as a prankster u have to respect another good prank. only makes sense. #crackdealer.”

As long as we DON’T see the twig and berries of the Biebs, I’ll be fine.

Celebrity Birthdays January 21st: Emma Bunton is 37

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Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) of the Spice Girls is 37.

Mac Davis is 71.

Jim Ibbotson of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is 66.

Billy Ocean is 63.

Robby Benson is 57.

Geena Davis is 57.

Charlotte Ross (“NYPD Blue”) is 45.

Levirt of B-Rock and the Bizz is 43.

Cat Power is 41.

Selena Gomez Sings “Cry Me A River”, Basically Dedicates It To Justin Bieber

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It seems as if Selena Gomez is sending out her ex Justin Bieber a message with this performance of Justin Timberlake’s Cry Me A River. She’s sick of the pot smoking…the booty mooning and the Victoria’s Secret model schmoozing. Girlfriend is so over the Biebs. At the third annual UNICEF concert in New York City on Saturday night, Miss Selena told the crowd that “Cry Me A River” speaks to her in many ways.

Before beginning an acoustic version of the breakup song, Gomez said, “I’ve been through a lot the past few months. It’s been weird and sad and cool,” adding, “This song definitely speaks to me.”

She gave a decent performance of the track and also gave her bestie Taylor Swift a shout out after she covered “I Knew You Were Trouble”. She said, “It’s by my best friend in the entire world and if anybody has felt anything painful to their heart, they know who this girl is. Sing along if you know it.” Well now these two girls have something to do together…talk trash over their exes. Maybe a man bashing duet is in the works already?

I have a sneaking suspicion that it really IS over for Selena and the Biebs unless the Wizards of Waverly Place star takes up pot smoking and other naughty habits.

REVIEW: Emmy Rossum Brings Back Old Glam With Sentimental Journey

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Never underestimate actors and actresses. Some of them really ARE multi-talented and I must give Emmy Rossum credit. Girl can act AND sing. Rossum currently stars in the Showtime series Shameless with William H. Macy and alongside Emma Thompson and Viola Davis in the upcoming feature film Beautiful Creatures, which hits theaters on February 13th. Albeit she may not have produced Grammy worthy material with Sentimental Journey, she has perked up my ears and her album does deserve a good thorough listening to.

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Sentimental Journey, releasing on January 29th, is a collection of classic covers that takes us through the American Songbook. On Sentimental Journey, the multi-talented actress and singer brings her stellar voice to songs popularized by some of the most beloved artists of the last century.

Emmy’s 12-song ‘passion project’ is an emotional musical journey, with each song representing a month in the year. “Each song needed to either lyrically or emotionally reflect the corresponding month,” Emmy explained. “Some songs were obvious fits, like Summer Wind for June, and Pretty Paper for December. Others songs were less literal fits. I chose Nobody Knows You (When You’re Down and Out) for September because, to me, the plaintive melody and lyric emotionally reflect the cold weather creeping in and the sense of melancholy we can get in the fall months.”

Check out the Sentimental Journey Track Listing below:

“Sentimental Journey” (Les Brown, Ben Homer, Arthur Green)
“The Object Of My Affection” (Pinky Tomlin)
“I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover “(Mort Dixon, Harry M. Woods)
“These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)” (Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey)
“(I’ll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time” (Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson)
“Summer Wind” (Heinz Meier, Johnny Mercer)
“Many Tears Ago” (Winfield Scott)
“All I Do Is Dream Of You” (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)
“Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” (Jimmy Cox)
“Autumn Leaves” (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert)
“Things” (Bobby Darin)
“Pretty Paper” (Willie Nelson)

TV Appearances:
Emmy will performing a track from Sentimental Journey on Access Hollywood Live on January 25th while she will also be appearing as a guest on Conan on January 28th, Chelsea Lately on January 29th, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on February 6th.

You can order Emmy Rossum’s Sentimental Journey here on Amazon.

So now the all important questions: Would I have purchased this album on my own? No. Would I buy it now that I’ve heard it? Probably not. Would I listen to it if someone gave it to me? Sure!

RATING: ** out of ****

Disclosure: I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.

Celebrity Birthdays January 20th: Stacey Dash is 46

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Stacey Dash is 46.

Slim Whitman is 89.

Arte Johnson is 84.

David Lynch is 67.

Paul Stanley of Kiss is 61.

Bill Maher is 57.

Lorenzo Lamas is 55.

James Denton (“Desperate Housewives”) is 50.

Rainn Wilson (“The Office”) is 47.

Skeet Ulrich (“Scream”) is 43.

Questlove of The Roots is 42.

Brantley Gilbert is 28.

FASHION FIND: Street Saint Cosmetics, Eco-friendly And Chic Line Captures Celebrity Attention

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Tired of the cold winter months? Prepare for spring and summer with tips from makeup designer, model, entrepreneur and fashion designer, Renee Esebag, owner of Street Saint® cosmetics. The high-end, eco-friendly make-up line doubles as a skin care aid; providing excellent anti-oxidant and anti-aging factors, using only the best vitamins, minerals, ingredients, and at the same time is filled with rich antioxidants that produce a nourished, soothing, hydrating and replenished look, superior to all other cosmetic lines. Street Saint® cosmetics are made in the U.S.A. and are a vital essence for every woman, offering a “Beauty on the Go™” Make-Up Kit, Party Make-Up Palette, Mineral Foundation, Loose Mineral Powder and Liquid Eyeliner Pen.

· Get a natural looking flush by applying a hot pink pigment like Street Saint’s® Party Make-Up Pallet blush color in “Almost” ($45). Get blushified!!

· Radiate your eye’s and make them pop with a sultry silvery-gray shade on your lids. Use Street Saint’s® Party Make-Up Pallet ($45), eye color “Shimmer” and Street Saint’s® “Beauty on the Go” Make-Up Pallet’s black smokey eye color, “True” in the crease of your eyelid creating a “wing” with the “liner” brush that even makeup dummies can do with ease. Kit includes five eye-shadows, one blush, one lip shade, along with seven black handle talkon, pony synthetic brushes that are presented in a beautifully crafted, recyclable, fashionable croc, travel size bag ($102).

· Say goodbye to winter and cure dry skin giving yourself a dewy, glistening look – apply Street Saint’s® Mineral Foundation ($30). This Mineral Foundation is actually good for your skin and contains Vitamin E, linden and green tea; all are rich with antioxidants, restoring skin.

· Midnight blue and navy eyes are all the rage for spring and summer and replace the jet-black smokey eye. Brighten up the whites of your eyes and sashay into next season with Street Saint’s® Party Make-Up Pallet ($45), color – “Lovely.”

· Get a healthy-looking bronzed skin my applying Street Saint’s® “Beauty on the Go” ($102) bronzing shade in “Almost” all over your face and neck (don’t forget to blend it into your neck to get a natural look with no lines).

· Apply a gold shade with earth tone hughes to your eyelids to get a shimmering eye that pops and screams spring! Try Street Saint’s® “Beauty on the Go” eye pigments in “Flirty,” “Shimmer” and “Sheer” (kit $102).

Let me tell you, this makeup is the real deal…definitely worth the dollars.

Already Street Saint® cosmetics has gained the celebrity following of Amber Dixon (actress), Estella Warren (actress and model), Emina Cumulaj (supermodel), Nicole Murphy (VH1’s “Hollywood Exes”), Jessica Canseco (actress, model, VH1’s “Hollywood Exes”), Stacey Jackson (UK singer) and Shashana Rosen (Laker Girl).

Check out Street Saint cosmetics here.

Josh Hopkins and Courteney Cox Dating?

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Actor Josh Hopkins makes an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday, January 17th. Ellen asks Josh about the rumors that he and “Cougar Town” co-star, Courteney Cox are dating and yeah, he plays the big denial card. Check out the highlights and the video below.

ON RUMORS THAT HE IS DATING COURTENEY COX:

Ellen: Hey,let’s talk about this rumor. You know Courteney is a friend of mine but there is a rumor that you and Courteney Cox are dating?

Josh: Um, that is unfortunately just a rumor. She will tell you, we are such good friends. I love her so much, that I would never ruin it by dating her (laughs.) We’ve actually been on two vacations together. My poor father though. My Father in Kentucky, you know I’m 42 years old and have never been married nor even engaged. So my father wants this to be real so badly. So I feel bad even telling him. Sorry Dad…

Ellen: So you’re hanging out with her as just friends but there’s picture of y’all all the time so everybody just assumes. But you’re just friends.

Josh: We are…

Ellen: So it means you’re single. That is the good news.

Josh: Yes….

I don’t know what to think about this. It seems as if when peeps pull the denial card, they usually ARE dating or at least doing a little somethin’ something. Cripes, you can’t just be friends as a male and female when you are hanging out in Hollywood…unless the guy is your hairstylist or your gay bestie. This guy either has no clue or he is just a really bad liar.