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More than just celebrity gossip

Whitney Houston’s Death Premonition

In even creepier (that is the only word I can think of to describe this right now) news stemming from Whitney Houston’s death, TMZ is reporting that Whitney had a premonition that she was going to die soon and it wasn’t because she thought she had a disease or something was going to kill her.

TMZ has learned … Whitney had been very spiritual in her final days … quoting the bible, singing hymns and engaging in intense conversations about Jesus Christ and the afterlife with her close friends and family members.

We’re told …. on Friday , one day after she performed, “Yes Jesus Loves Me” at Tru nightclub in Hollywood, Whitney told one of her friends, “I’m gonna go see Jesus … I want to see Jesus.”

The next morning, hours before her death, Whitney was discussing a bible passage involving John the Baptist and Jesus … when Houston flashed a big smile and remarked, “You know, he’s so cool … I really want to see that Jesus.”

Another source tells us … Whitney had been telling friends she “felt like her time was coming” … and wanted to make sure she spent her time praising her lord and savior whenever she could.

Ok so was this really a premonition or does this mean that she was thinking about suicide? Was Whitney’s death a result of consuming too many pills intentionally? Good gawd. Who knows. She’s gone. And we can’t bring her back.

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CELEB SPOTTING: Nicky Hilton, Samantha Ronson, Russell Simmons Mingle at Charlotte Ronson Fashion Show

Fashion designer Charlotte Ronson debuted her Fall 2012 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this weekend and let me tell you, the fashion line is HAUTE! In case you were wondering what we have in store for Fall fashion-wise, Ronson has many sophisticated, upbeat designs, leather pencil skirts, printed dresses and flowy blouses.

Celebs like Nicky Hilton, Russell Simmons and daughter Angela Simmons, Gina Gershon, Tinsely Mortimer and more helped Charlotte celebrate at the show and after-party at 1OAK, where sister Samantha Ronson DJed and everyone danced the night away while enjoying VOGA Sparkling cocktails to toast to Charlotte’s success.

What I want to know is who is the gorgeous redhead that Samantha Ronson is chatting up while she was behind the decks? Mmmhmmm.

In other gossip, Tinsley Mortimer was caught dancing into the wee hours of the morning with a new guy.

As usual, Charlotte Ronson pulled off another great event with an exciting collection! And it looks like, there was fun had by all.

SWAG GIVEAWAY: Shane Harper’s Signed CD and Video Message!

Celebrity VIP Lounge received a very special message from singer and actor Shane Harper to deliver to YOU all. Check it out above.

Harper celebrated his 19th birthday and instead of getting gifts, he’s giving them. Not only did he recently unveil the music video for his latest single, “Rocketship”, he is giving away TWO AUTOGRAPHED copies of his new album to two lucky VIP Lounge readers. Sweet!

Harper’s debut (self-titled), which is streaming in full at the exclusive Pop Crush listening party, is out now on Deep Well Records (launched by Glee & Rock of Ages Executive Music Producer, Adam Anders) and is available exclusively at any Target.

For more on Shane and his new album, visit his official site at www.shaneharper.com, as well as his Facebook and Twitter.

You can enter to win the giveaway below! Good Luck!


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Is Slinky Winfield Adele’s ex boyfriend who inspired “21”?

Is Slinky Winfield (aka Slinky Sunbean) Adele’s ex-boyfriend who inspired the multiple Grammy award winning album “21”?

It has been a mystery as to who inspired Adele’s “21” album…until now. We got a little hint as to who the ex-boyfriend was who hurt Adele enough to make her write some emotional and depressing lyrics that pieced together “21”.

In a recent interview Adele doesn’t exactly slam her ex-boyfriend because he was an inspiration for the album. “You know, he was amazing. He was great. but it was never going to work. And for ages I was like, as if he deserves any f**king kudos for inspiring my record. But now, after some time, it only seems right that the person who so far has had the biggest impact on me – has now changed my life for f**king ever with this album – deserves a little credit.”

She went on to say, “I can do things that I never dreamed I’d be able to do. If I hadn’t met him, I think I’d still be that little girl I was when I was eighteen. And the best thing is, I now know what I want for myself and from someone else. I didn’t know what I wanted before.”

So what do we know about Slinky? Not a whole lot. What we do know is that he is a singer and aspiring actor.

The New York Post got a hold of one of Adele’s friends who said that “Adele likes to keep part of her life back for herself, but it’s an open secret that Slinky was the guy who inspired 21…. He’s a seriously good-looking guy. He has a great body and likes to wear vests to show it off. And he has this crazy hair which reminds me of Jimi Hendrix — it’s really wild and untamed. It’s easy to see what attracted Adele to him. He’s a really popular guy, the life and soul of the party, and he’s a musician as well. But while Adele has the knack for writing songs which the whole world can tap into, Slinky’s material is more underground and kind of art-school trendy.”

Wow. Well I wonder how it feels for him to be the most hated guy in America! Breaking Adele’s heart. I’m shaking my head.

Dave Matthews Band Announce Tour Dates for Summer 2012

Dave Matthews Band fanatics or whatever it is DMB calls its fans should be pleased to hear that the group is setting forth on a summer tour for 2012.

The band will kick off their tour on May 18th in Woodlands, Texas and expect some fun musical guests to join them on various dates including: Mariachi El Bronx, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Blind Pilot, Lettuce, Fitz and the Tantrums, Gary Clark Jr., Delta Spirit, Brandi Carlisle, SOJA, Tower of Power, Avett Brothers and Allen Stone.

Here is the full list for the Dave Matthews Band Tour Dates for Summer 2012:

5/18/12 The Woodlands, TX
5/19/12 Dallas, TX
5/20/12 Gulf Shores, AL
5/22/12 Atlanta, GA
5/23/12 Charlotte, NC
5/25/12 Hartford, CT
5/26/12 Hartford, CT
5/28/12 Scranton, PA
5/29/12 Cincinnati, OH
6/2/12 Toronto, ONT
6/3/12 Cuyahoga Falls, OH
6/5/12 Mansfield, MA
6/6/12 Mansfield, MA
6/8/12 Saratoga Springs, NY
6/9/12 Saratoga Springs, NY
6/12/12 Wantagh, NY
6/13/12 Wantagh, NY
6/16/12 Bristow, VA
6/17/12 Virginia Beach, VA
6/22/12 Noblesville, IN
6/23/12 Noblesville, IN
6/26/12 Camden, NJ
6/27/12 Camden, NJ
6/29/12 Hershey, PA
6/30/12 Bethel, NY
7/3/12 Darien Center, NY
7/6/12 East Troy, WI
7/7/12 East Troy, WI
7/10/12 Clarkston, MI
7/11/12 Maryland Heights, MO
7/13/12 Burgettstown, PA
7/14/12 Burgettstown, PA
7/18/12 Tampa, FL
7/20/12 West Palm Beach, FL
7/21/12 West Palm Beach, FL
8/31/12 George, WA
9/1/12 George, WA
9/2/12 George, WA
9/7/12 Chula Vista, CA
9/8/12 Irvine, CA
9/9/12 Mountain View, CA

Presale for tickets start already tomorrow February 16th so be sure to check out online outlets and local venue box offices for ticket information!

Chris Brown Tells Haters to F*ck Off

Chris Brown has a word or two for the haters. I Need My Fix

Sneek peak of Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2. Celeb Dirty Laundry

Adele is not taking a break. Hollywood Dame

Patti Stanger’s Deal Breakers Busy Bee Blogger

Miranda Lambert slams Chris Brown! EB Gossip

Natalie Portman and Dakota Fanning are BFF’s? Daily Fill

Oprah is sorry that she begged tweeters to tune into OWN. SheKnows

Jennifer Aniston talks being in her 40’s and babies. Amore Magazine

Justin Bieber meets with young cancer patient. Allie Is Wired

Who would you rather: Lilo or Big Mac? Celeb Jihad

Courtney Stodden spends V-Day with her hubby. Celebuzz

Dave Matthews Band is heading out on tour! HaveUHeard

Jamie Oliver strikes gold. Fit Fab Celeb

Justin gave Selena a ring! Are they engaged? Anything Hollywood

Gorgeous full figured celebs! All Women Stalk

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden pick up their sweeties. Celeb Baby Laundry

Taylor Swift speaks love. Girls Talkin Smack

Jessica Alba spends V-Day getting a manicure. Swanky Celebs

Whitney Houston funeral details revealed. Fabulous Buzz

Nicki Minaj, Viva Glam photo shoot. ILuLu Online

ScarJo is in a bikini again. Socialite Life

Kelly O talks judging others. Wonderwall MSN

Ali Lohan got lip injections. Celebslam

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When Rihanna and Blonde Lace-fronts Collide

Dear Ri-ho-ho,

Goldie Hawn called…

She wants her look back!

Rihanna has morphed from Ronald McDonald with her Kool-Aid, red-stained hair into Goldie Hawn’s 1980’s stunt double. Now her camp is saying her new look in inspired by Michelle Pfeiffer’s character from Scarface, but this look screams Wildcats, Private Benjamin. Or is it Farrah Fawcett who should be crawling out the grave to demand a check? These new pop stars are so unoriginal it is getting harder and harder to figure out who they are stealing their lyrics and looks from! All I know is that when I was watching The Grammys the other night, I thought Goldie Hawn had decided to throw her hat into the pop ring.

Hey, with AudioTune…anything is possible!

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Blake Lively is NOT Stalk-Worthy

To the man accused of stalking Blake Lively I have one word…

UPGRADE!

Seriously!?

Out of all the stars in the universe, he chooses this one to run around and chase after? Why? It can’t be for her formidable acting skills? It can’t be for her glaring beauty. It can’t be for her sexy voice! The girl sounds like she has balls marbles in her mouth when she talks, so I have to ask myself repeatedly…

WHY WHY WHY?!

According to TMZ, Lively recently got a restraining order issued against Sergei Mifle, who has made several attempts to contact the star’s mother. Mifle claims he has a “metaphysical” connection with Blake and he needs to heal her heal.

The only way Mifle can help Blake Lively out is if he is a speech pathologist, so we can finally understand what this trick is saying in interviews. And listen, we’ve all had ‘metaphysical connections’ with someone. But how do you get over that metaphysical connection when you’re sane? Order a Vodka Red Bull and move along to the next person at the bar.

It Ain’t Fair Claire!

Now that there are reports that 2011 Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclair has been beaten by the son of Playboy owner Hugh Hefner, let’s see if she comes to her senses and leaves him for good. According to TMZ, Sinclair told them that she has been abused many times by Marston Hefner, but she always ran back to him. I wonder why? Could it be because of his connections to wealth and fame? Whatever the reason for her staying by his side, now the public knows and the question looms large: should she speak out about domestic abuse or should she go quietly into the night? Apparently, Sinclair is not pressing charges, so it looks like Marston Hefner may be off the hook after all.

Real talk? I don’t understand these starlets that run back to flying fists. Are they so hard up for a record deal, magazine cover, photo op that they are willing to risk their lives and limbs? I have a suggestion to thise dizzy broads.

Rent Star 80!

Stay tuned.

5 Stars Destined for a Comeback

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Robert Downey Jr, John Travolta, Patrick Dempsey, and Betty White are a few stars who have had remarkable comebacks over the last few years. We predict that there are more stars like them who really deserve a return to fame.

1. Michael Keaton – Batman, Beetlejuice, and countless comedies in the 80’s rounds out an impressive resume for this versatile actor. The past decade has been a dry time for this talented box office hero. We foresee this year as a pivotal one in his career and we will be seeing more of him in coming years.

2. Wesley Snipes – Is currently in prison for failure to pay taxes but is due for release summer of 2013. This star of the Blade trilogy and Demolition Man will get out of prison a lean, mean, comeback ready machine. Time in the slammer will change him but are expecting this will bring out a richness to his performances.

3. Cuba Gooding Jr. – This Academy Award winning actor has been out of the limelight for quite a bit. His recent forays into acting have been straight to DVD. We predict a few more years of tough times for the Jerry Maguire actor but see an extremely bright future for him.

4. Tom Sizemore – This gifted supporting actor has been battling addiction for the past few years. He played pivotal parts in Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, Bringing Out the Dead, Natural Born Killers, and True Romance. Addiction sidelined his career but he has been actively sober for a few years now. We see a grand comeback for this talented actor in the next few years.

5. Tom Hanks – Tom has a reputation as a fine actor and box office draw. With his five nominations for an Academy Award and his two back-to-back wins for both Philadelphia and then Forrest Gump, the actor could have his pick of movies. His works with Stephen Spielberg including Catch Me If You Can and Terminal, along with his work with Ron Howard including the Da Vinci Code and its prequel Angels and Demons have been big money maker at home and abroad. In recent years Tom’s choices in movies has not been as sharp as in the past and he has make some casting mistakes. We predict that Tom wakes up and comes to his senses in a big way in 2012 putting him back on top before 2013.

Liam Hemsworth says Miley makes him “really happy”

Liam Hemsworth covers the March 2012 issue of Details magazine and talks about his new movie The Hunger Games and his girlfriend Miley Cyrus (which is really what we want to hear about anyhow, right?)

Check out the highlights below:

ON HIS CHARACTER GALE (IN THE HUNGER GAMES):

“Gale is someone who want to stand up to this thing but can’t… He’s pretty powerless.”

ON MEETING GIRLFRIEND MILEY CYRUS ON SET OF THE LAST SONG:

“She makes me really happy. When you start, you want to be professional, but when you’re filming those scenes with someone and pretending to love them, you’re not human if you don’t feel something.”

ON MILEY’S SALVIA INCIDENT THAT WAS RECORDED BY HER “FRIENDS”:

“She’s in a room full of her best friends, and you have one person who comes in there and videos it. The poor girl can’t have one night where she can feel safe in her own world. It’s ridiculous.”

ON TRYING AMERICAN FOODS:

“Krispy Kreme – original glaze. I’ll buy two boxes of 12 and I’ll go through almost of them. It’s stupid. It’s ridiculous.”

Ridiculous, indeed.

Check out the full interview at Details here.

Bobby Brown Not allowed at Whitney Houston’s funeral?

What would a celebrity funeral be without a bit of drama, right? Well, Whitney Houston’s death has sparked some intensity between Houston’s family and Whit’s ex Bobby Brown.

TMZ is reporting that Bobby is

“extremely disappointed” after hearing that several members of Whitney Houston’s family do not want him to attend the singer’s funeral … sources tell TMZ.

Sources close to Bobby tell us … people connected to the Houston family have reached out to Bobby to warn him that he shouldn’t attempt to attend the funeral because the family isn’t fond of him.

However … we’re told Bobby has not received any OFFICIAL word from the family about his invite status.

Sources tell us … Bobby WANTS to attend the funeral so he can support his daughter Bobbi Kristina, but he hasn’t decided on a plan of action yet.

Despite this report, Brown’s camp is saying that this news is not accurate and that he has been with his daughter in California and plans on flying out to Newark to say goodbye to Whit.

As for Whitney’s daughter? From what we understand, Bobbi Kristina is doing ok. In a statement released on Tuesday, Bobby said, “My daughter Bobbi Kristina is doing much better. We continue to provide love and support to Bobbi Kristina. She is dealing with the tragedy of her mother’s death and would prefer to do it outside of the public eye. I ask again that our privacy be respected.”

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Birthday Bitches

Janice Dickinson is 57.

Claire Bloom is 81.

Brian Holland is 71.

Mick Avory of The Kinks is 68.

Jane Seymour is 61.

Melissa Manchester is 61.

Matt Groening is 58.

Ali Campbell is 53.

Joseph R. Gannascoli is 53.

Mikey Craig of Culture Club is 52.

Michael Reynolds of Pinmonkey is 48.

Michael Easton is 45.

Renee O’Connor is 41.

Sarah Wynter is 39.

Brandon Boyd of Incubus is 36.

Ronnie Vannucci of The Killers is 36.

Amber Riley is 26.

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CELEB SPOTTING: Estelle All of Me Foundation Grammy Lounge Host

The Grammy Awards are full of fabulous gifting lounges and industry related events, activities parties, concerts and more! Grammy winner Estelle hosted the All of Me Foundation Grammy Lounge at The Residences at W Hollywood. And per usual, Estelle looked fabulous and was smiling. And how could she now be…she’s representing a good cause. Work it, girl!

In addition to Estelle, others who stopped by the lounge included Natasha Bedingfield, Kim Porter and actor Brian White, who were all snacking on Wonderful Pistachios by the bag-full. Nom, nom, nom!

Whitney Houston’s Public Memorial Canceled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those looking forward to a memorial for the late great Whitney Houston on TV, sorry to disappoint you.  According to Us Weekly, Whitney’s public memorial at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, has been canceled.

“The Houston family has no plans to set up a public viewing at the Prudential Center this Friday,” a rep for mayor Cory Booker tells the site. “In compliance with the family’s wishes, the city is not moving forward with any public ceremony.”

The arena, which sits 18,000 people, would have been perfect for a service much like Michael Jackson’s memorial service in 2009. Whitney’s rep confirmed to Us Weekly that the singer’s funeral will take place at noon Saturday at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. The service is invitation-only.

The legendary singer passed away on Saturday at the age of 48. A cause of death has yet to be determined.

I have to admit, I’m kind of disappointed that the memorial was canceled. I would have loved to see more tributes to Whitney, and it would have given fans a chance to say farewell. However, you have to respect the family’s wishes. They are grieving, and a public memorial may be too much pressure to pull off. They also probably want private moments with those close to them to celebrate Whitney’s life.

The situation is definitely very tragic. I honestly still am in shock that Whitney’s gone. I know that she hasn’t always had her life together, and she wasn’t at her best in her last few years. However, I always believed that she was going to bounce back, better than ever. In fact, I had high hopes when she released her last album, I Look To You, because she had a lot of great songs on that CD. It’s just sad.

RIP Whitney. Your presence in the entertainment industry will be missed.

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