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Celebrity VIP Lounge

More than just celebrity gossip

Birthday Bitches

Drew Barrymore is 37.

Don Pardo is 94.

Paul Dooley is 84.

Jonathan Demme is 68.

John Ashton is 64.

Julie Walters is 62.

Ellen Greene is 61.

Kyle MacLachlan is 53.

Rachel Dratch is 46.

Paul Lieberstein is 45.

Jeri Ryan is 44.

Thomas Jane is 43.

Lea Solanga is 41.

Jose Solano is 41.

Scott Phillips of Creed and of Alter Bridge is 39.

James Blunt is 35.

Tom Higgenson of Plain White T’s is 33.

Zach Roerig is 27.

Daniel E. Smith is 22.

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REPORT: Bobby Brown to pen Tell-all Book about Whitney Houston

Do you see those dollar signs in Bobby’s eyes, people? Rumor has it that Bobby Brown is thinking of writing a tell-all book about his ex-wife Whitney Houston. And why wouldn’t he, right? Eye roll. We all know he is short on cash and now is a good a time as any. IF he did decide to pen a book I certainly hope he would keep it tasteful and not share their times of stokin’ and jokin’.

Our friends at Radaronline.com are saying that

this isn’t the first time he’s planned the release of a tell-all book — in 2008 he had a book ready about his life with ex-wife Whitney that was never published. “Back in 2008, the interest in a book on Whitney Houston wasn’t that great. Whitney had fallen off the radar back then,” one publisher told the site. “But now, following her tragic death, the market has changed. Now is the time for a book that details an honest look into the life of Whitney.”

The only glitch may be the confidentiality agreement Bobby signed following his divorce with the I Will Always Love You singer, but sources tell Huffington Post’s Rob Shuter that he’s determined to get it out in return for a hefty paycheck.

“This is a man who left his ex-wife’s funeral because he didn’t like his seats and went to a paying gig that night,” a friend of Whitney’s said.

“He didn’t get on stage that night because he needed to sing his greatest hits or because Whitney would have wanted him to entertain his fans, he did it to get a paycheck — the same reason he now wants to write a tell-all book.”

Well certainly everything he does from here on out will because Whitney told him to…or Whitney would have wanted him to. Bitch, please. This guy has his own issues and I really hope that he doesn’t go this route UNLESS he gives a portion or ALL profits to his daughter or to charity.

But really would you be surprised if Bobby found himself a ghostwriter and put together a book for profit? Nothing surprises ME anymore, let me tell you that.

Meanwhile, Radaronline.com is reporting that the cause of Whitney’s death could very well be a lethal concoction of Valium, Xanax and alcohol.

A source told the site that, “Whitney had taken Valium, Xanax, and alcohol, which led to her death. The coroner is waiting on final toxicology results to determine which one of the three was the major contributing factor of her demise. The coroner will be closely examining Whitney’s blood alcohol content at the time she died as well. The sedatives and alcohol will almost certainly be the cause of death, and not drowning. Her heart stopped beating because her respiratory system was suppressed because of the anti-anxiety meds, and combined with the booze it probably happened very quickly before she was found partially submerged in the bathtub.”

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Kimbra to Support Foster the People on Tour Summer 2012

Some fabulous news for Warner Bros. Records artist Kimbra. Girlfriend has been selected to support Foster the People on their US summer tour which kicks off on May 29th with two nights at Rumsey Playfield in New York’s Central Park and runs through July 7th in Las Vegas, NV. The Kooks, Tokyo Police Club and Mayer Hawthorne will also be supporting on selected dates throughout the tour. Hello, hotness!

This year is shaping up to be an extremely busy one for the 21 year-old singer and songwriter. Prior to heading out with Foster the People, Kimbra will be performing at the SXSW Music Conference in Austin, TX March 13-17, after which she will be opening for Gotye on his nationwide run. That string of shows begins March 22nd in Washington, DC and will continue through April 12th in San Francisco, CA.

Originating from Hamilton, New Zealand, Kimbra has been performing her jazz-inflected pop since she was 14. Her Australian debut, Vows, has spawned three hit singles, is certified platinum, earned her a “One to Watch” rave from Rolling Stone Australia and won Kimbra the ARIA (Australian Grammy) for Best Female Artist. Several of the songs on Vows are included on her current US EP Settle Down, which was released in October 2011. The title track is already getting airplay on KCRW and the video, which has over six million views, was recently selected as iTunes Video of the Week.

Kimbra’s haunting vocals and impassioned delivery on the Gotye track “Somebody That I Used to Know” have helped propel it to an international hit: the video for the song has 70 million views and it is climbing the US radio charts. Kimbra recently joined Gotye onstage for the US television debut of “Somebody That I Used to Know” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Check out Kimbra’s US tour dates below:

March 13 – 17 – SXSW Music Conference – Austin, TX

With GOTYE:

March 22 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
March 23 – Tower Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
March 25 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
March 27 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
March 29 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
March 30 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
March 31 – Kool Haus – Toronto, ON
April 2 – Pease Auditorium – Ypsilanti, MI
April 3 – Aragon Theatre – Chicago, IL
April 4 – Epic Event Center – Minneapolis, MN
April 6 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
April 8 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
April 10 – Showbox – Seattle, WA
April 11 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
April 12 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

With FOSTER THE PEOPLE:

May 29 – Rumsey Playfield – New York, NY
May 30 – Rumsey Playfield – New York, NY
June 01 – LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH
June 04 – Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie, TX
June 05 – The Backyard – Austin, TX
June 07 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Alpharetta, GA
June 10 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia MD
June 11 – Summerstage – New York, NY
June 12 – Lachine Canal – Montreal, QC
June 14 – Mann Center – Philadelphia, PA
June 15 – Bank of America Pavilion – Boston, MA
June 16 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
June 19 – Downsview Park – Toronto, ON
June 20 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL
June 21 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL
June 22 – US Bank Theater – Minneapolis, MN
June 25 – Deer Lake Park – Vancouver, BC
June 26 – WAMU Theater – Seattle, WA
June 27 – Edgefield Amphitheater – Troutdale, OR
June 29 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
June 30 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Los Angeles, CA
July 1 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Los Angeles, CA
July 3 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
July 5 – The Great Salt Air – Salt Lake City, UT
July 6 – Commerica Theater – Phoenix, AZ
July 7 – The Pool at the Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV

Get it girl! If you haven’t heard of Kimbra, you’ve been living under a rock. Check out one of my favorite songs by the talented Miss Kimbra below:

JoJo Goes Behind-the-scenes With Clearasil Commercial

My girl JoJo not only has been busy getting ready for the release of her new album “Jumping Trains”, but she also just wrapped up filming a new Clearasil commercial for a new product called PerfectaWash.

The TV spot, set to run in February, was directed by Jeff Cronenweths, who was recently nominated for an Oscar as the cinematographer for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. In other words, you know it is going to be good. Clearasil has shared a behind the scenes clip for the shoot, featuring interviews with the crew, the Clearasil team, and JoJo herself.

JoJo also recently partnered with Cambio for AT&T’s “It Can Wait Campaign” to help create awareness of the risks of texting while driving. In a video message, JoJo talks about the dangers of sending text messages while driving and reminds young drivers that ‘it can wait.’ Take the pledge to join the campaign by visiting https://apps.facebook.com/itcanwait.

For more on JoJo, visit her official site at www.jojoonline.com. Her new album, Jumping Trains, featuring her new single “Disaster,” is due out this spring and I cannot wait!

CELEB SPOTTING: Victor Ortiz Takes Cancun Vacation After Canceled Fight

WBC Welterweight boxer Victor Ortiz, ranked as one of the top welterweight boxers in the world, was spotted at the Villa del Palmar Cancún Beach Resort & Spa.  He was in Cancún to get in some R&R at the resort after a long hard training camp for a fight that didn’t happen (he was supposed to fight in Vegas last weekend but the match was cancelled due to his opponent being injured).

Take a look at Ortiz showing off his abs! Now THIS is more than a “Situation”. This is a “Solution”!

Photo by Paola Manzanilla

Mariah Carey’s GMA interview is here (FULL VIDEO)

The legendary Mariah Carey stopped by Good Morning America (GMA) earlier today to discuss her hubby Nick Cannon, #dembabies, Jenny, her 14 Days of Forever contest and the extreme sadness she felt over Whitney Houston’s untimely death.

Of dealing with her friend Whitney’s death MC said, “I’m almost incapable of talking about this still. It’s very heavy emotionally.”

So what was it really like for Mariah to work with her “supposed rival” Whitney Houston on their duet “When You Believe”? She said, “It was great and I don’t think people could ever understand our relationship. There was always this supposed rivalry in the beginning and then we did the duet and we became friends.”

She went on to add that the going home service “was gorgeous, the way she went out and the way family dealt with it, I was very moved.”

I think it is safe to say that the majority of us with a decent soul were moved.

I must add that MC looks even more fab than ever, if that is even possible. What do you think VIP’ers?

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Coco Settles Butt Debate on The Doctors With Ultrasound

As part of the annual “Most Embarrassing Questions” episode, Coco Austin of “Ice Loves Coco” is welcomed to the nationally syndicated daytime series, THE DOCTORS, to prove once and for all, that her large posterior is indeed real! And let me tell you Coco has been dogged by years of rumors that her butt has been enhanced with implants. So with that, Coco asked THE DOCTORS to help her lay rest to years of questions and comments from critics with a tell-all ultrasound.

Coco goes into The Doctors examination room with co-host and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Ordon. After careful examination of Coco’s buttocks through ultrasound, Dr. Ordon reveals the results and settles the debate whether Coco’s booty has been propped up with implants or if her curvy accents are all natural.

The results were released yesterday on the show. So is her booty real???? Check out the clips below.

Werk it gurl!

Nick Jonas and Delta Goodrem break up!

Sad news for Nick Jonas fans today. The Jonas Brother is officially single. Yes, Jonas and Australian beauty Delta Goodrem announced today that they have decided to call it quits after nine months together (the couple started dating back in May of 2010).

So why the split? Goodrem’s rep released the following statement: “Nick and Delta have decided mutually to end their relationship. At this point in time, they are both focused on their careers as they go on different paths. They remain friends and wish each other the best for the future.”

Goodrem landed herself a judging role on the Australian version of The Voice, while Jonas is Jonas is currently starring in Broadway musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.

Let’s be honest here. Surely these two are in different places in their lives. Cripes she is 27 (and probably looking for someone to settle down with), while he is just a young pup at 19. Did you REALLY think it would last?

Yep, me neither.

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Whitney Houston’s “The Bodyguard” Wardrobe To Be Auctioned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the passing of a talented well-known artist, the stories surrounding them don’t stop for a while. The same goes for Whitney Houston. And only two days after her funeral, one of her costumes is already up on the auction block!

“It’s a celebration of her life,” celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien told the Associated Press on Sunday. “If you hide these things in fear that you’re going to offend someone…her life is to be celebrated. These items are historic now that she passed. They become a part of history. They should be in museums. She’s lived a life and had a career that nobody else has ever had.”

Julien added that the late singer’s items will be among other celebrity memorabilia like silent film star Charlie Chaplin’s cane and Clark Gable’s jacket from Gone With the Wind.

Can we say too soon? I mean, really. I know that we all want to celebrate and pay tribute to Whitney, and she deserves that. But she JUST passed away. Her family and friends had to bury her SATURDAY, and we’re already talking about auctioning off stuff? It’s too soon, and seems very opportunist of all involved. The dress itself was valued at $1000 before Whitney’s death, and now the price of that dress and earrings is going to skyrocket! It’s too soon to be auctioning off her things, but I guess people want to take advantage.

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Whitney’s Manager Patricia Houston Breaks Down at Whitney Houston’s Burial

During Whitney Houston’s burial at Fairview Cemetery in New Jersey on Sunday, we are hearing that Whitney Houston’s manager and sister-in-law Patricia Houston was so grief-stricken and upset that she had to be treated by paramedics…this according to music producer David Gest.

Gest tells Britain’s The Sun, “The grief was so overwhelming for Whitney’s sister-in-law and manager Pat Houston that she started hyperventilating at the graveside and paramedics had to be called to assist her. Pat was a brilliant manager and I remember Whitney telling me when we met in Copenhagen last March that Pat really kept her organization running smoothly. Family was important to Whitney and they have always been involved in the daily operations of her organization. Pat was not only a manager but a best friend, like another sister. Whitney told me she could always confide in Pat and nothing was ever leaked to the press.”

Pat seemed so calm cool and collected as she gave a beautiful tribute to Whitney during her sister-in-law’s funeral, but the grief must have finally hit her when it came time to bury Whit. Our thoughts are with the family as they continue to grieve. It will be only time (and lots of it) to even remotely heal the wounds of their loss.

Zac Efron and Taylor Swift Talk Valentine’s Day on Ellen Show

Taylor Swift and Zac Efron make an exclusive joint appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Tuesday, February 21st to chat about the animated film “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.” Ellen talks with Taylor and Zac about the rumor they are dating, Zac’s new tattoo and how they spent Valentine’s Day. Plus, tune-in to see Taylor and Zac perform an acoustic duet they especially wrote for Ellen.

ON BEING A COUPLE:

Ellen: Since you’re a couple you will tell me…

Taylor: We are not a couple. He’s awesome, we are not a couple though. You hear people get together when they’re shooting movies, co-stars. But not like animated co-stars. You know what I’m saying.

Zac: Yeah (laughing)

Taylor: Oh my god, as we were recording out voiceovers on separate coasts we really connected.

Ellen: Alright we’ll talk about the fact that you’re a couple later..

ON WEARING HIS ELLEN UNDERWEAR WHILE GETTING A TATTOO:

Ellen: You’re wearing my underwear getting a tattoo.

Zac: You gave those to me personally.

Ellen: I did and what I want to know is…Did someone take a picture of you? (Ellen shows photo of Zac getting his tattoo) Obviously, you’re kind of posing for it.

Zac: Clearly I’m in pain. I looked down and saw your name on my underwear and I said man, I got to get a tattoo.

Ellen: So it says Ellen right there (on his arm) you’re getting my name put on you..

Zac: That’s what I’m getting…

Ellen: That is fantastic.

ON HOW TAYLOR AND ZAC SPENT VALENTINE’S DAY:

Ellen: So what did you all do for Valentine’s Day together?

Taylor: He had plans on Valentine’s Day.

Ellen: What did you do?

Taylor: I actually had a pathetic single girls party. It was cool. That’s actually what it was called. I’m not saying that being single is pathetic. We’ve talked about this. I think it’s awesome. I had all my single girlfriends over and we ate junk food and just ate what ever we wanted and danced. We made these little profile cards about why we’re single.

Zac: That’s so different then what single guys do.

Ellen: What did you do for Valentine’s Day?

Zac: I went to a screening of a film that I did called “Liberal Arts.” Then cooked some dinner.

Ellen: With who?

Zac: A friend.

Ellen: What’s her name?

Zac: Ellen.

Ellen: That’s right we’re together. Ok, finally the truth comes out.

Photo Credit: Micheal Rozman/Warner Bros.

Cissy Houston Shares Tear-Jerking Letter Written To Daughter Whitney Houston

In a very touching letter shared with all of those who attended Whitney Houston’s going home event, Cissy Houston expressed her sadness for losing her daughter. The letter was written by Cissy after Whitney’s death. In the letter Cissy writes, “I never told you that when you were born the Holy Spirit told me that you would not be with me for long and I thank God for the beautiful flower he allowed me to raise and cherish for 48 years.”

Check it out below.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Cissy and the rest of the family who are mourning the loss of Whitney.

Birthday Bitches

Ellen Page is 25.

Gary Lockwood is 75.

David Geffen is 69.

Tyne Daly is 66.

Anthony Daniels (C3P0 in “Star Wars” films) is 66.

Alan Rickman is 66.

Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads is 63.

William Petersen is 59.

Kelsey Grammer is 57.

Mary Chapin Carpenter is 54.

Jack Coleman is 54.

Christopher Atkins is 51.

Ranking Roger of General Public and of English Beat is 51.

William Baldwin is 49.

Eric Heatherly is 42.

Eric Wilson (Sublime) is 42.

Tad Kinchla of Blues Traveler is 39.

Jennifer Love Hewitt is 33.

Charlotte Church is 26.

Corbin Bleu is 23.

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Rihanna Releases Birthday Cake Remix featuring Chris Brown: NSFW!

So the Turn Up the Music remix was released via Chris (listen to it here) and now we have our hands on the Rihanna Birthday Cake remix featuring Chris Brown. If you’ve heard “Birthday Cake”, you know that it is a lovely metaphor for getting your freak on. After listening to this song and the lyrics that Chris spit, I could definitely sense a bit of sexual tension.

Both Ri and Brown tweeted the links to their new song but both were almost immediately taken down. Lucky for you, we found them.

Be warned..the lyrics to this song are NSFW! Breezy spends most of his verse repeating most of Ri’s lyrics but his opening is a tad controversial. Breezy sings, “Girl, I wanna fuck you right now / Been a long time, I been missing your body.”

I’m not going to say whether I feel Ri and Chris and doing the right thing with their actions, but gawd damn. I’m not going to pretend like I don’t like this song.

I’m willing to bet that RocNation will NOT release this track as a single.

Peep the remix below!

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Chris Brown Releases “Turn Up The Music” Remix featuring Rihanna

Chris Brown has released the Turn Up The Music remix featuring…Rihanna. Yep. You read that right. I guess we have an answer to those collaboration rumors. Wowsers.

Look, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Chris Brown for a hot minute. But I can’t lie. His music makes me forget it all and this remix of Turn Up the Music has me floored. If Rihanna is okay with it then I am okay with it.

All I can say is when you listen to this make sure you turn up the mutha fockin’ music.

YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!! from Mechanical Dummy on Vimeo.