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Brad Pitt Creating Ecofriendly Body Wash for Green Causes

August 19, 2008 09:07:14 GMT


Involving himself deeply into the issue of green causes, Brad Pitt has teamed up with cosmetics firm Kiehl's to develop an ecofriendly body wash, called Aloe Vera Biodegradable Liquid Body Cleanser. All profits from the product's sales will be used to benefit JPF Eco Systems, a foundation created by Pitt and Kiehl's to "support global environmental initiatives that minimize impact on the environment through thoughtful design."

Unlike any other celebrity endorsements, Pitt won't appear in the ads promoting the body wash. He will on the other way around lend a helping hand serving as brand executive for the new body cleanser. He would receive no payment for the part though.

Madonna Turns 50 Years Old in Style, Details of Her Birthday Bash

August 19, 2008 06:46:39 GMT


Madonna turned 50 years old on Saturday, August 16 and her husband Guy Ritchie helped celebrating the big day in style. Pouring cold water on the long persistent rumors that their marriage is on the rocks and they are on the verge of divorcing, the movie director threw a birthday bash for the singer and gave a speech, expressing his praise for her in front of her many friends who were invited to the bash.

The party, held at the trendy club Volstead in London's West End, was a private event. "It was a small party," a source confirmed to People. "A private event for her close family and friends. It was low key." There were about 90 people attending the party.

Celeb Friends Send Congrats for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi


August 19, 2008 06:42:36 GMT


The wedding of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi was a private one but that didn't prevent it from media coverage, prompting many celebrity friends of them to offer their congratulations for the newlyweds. Joshua Radin, who was invited to the wedding by Ellen in a bid to surprise Portia, opened up about his feeling of singing in wedding for the first time ever.

The singer-songwriter told People, "I cannot imagine topping that experience. I've never played a wedding before, and I probably won't again until it's my own." During the nuptials, he performed acoustic renditions of several new tracks and also sang the ballad "They Bring Me To You."

Christina Applegate Confirms She's Free from Breast Cancer

August 19, 2008 03:40:35 GMT


It's official, Christina Applegate is cancer free. The actress has confirmed in an interview scheduled to air Tuesday, August 19 on "Good Morning America" that she has a clean bill of health after undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

"I'm clear," Applegate tells ABC News' "Good Morning America". "Absolutely 100 percent clear and clean. It did not spread. They got everything out, so I'm definitely not going to die from breast cancer."

Burlesque Queen Dita Von Teese Unveils Her New Wonderbra Lingerie Line

August 19, 2008 03:24:09 GMT


It's been some time that Dita Von Teese doesn't make publication and new report has just emerged that she has unveiled her new Wonderbra lingerie line. Her lingerie line is a limited edition and will go on sale starting from September 23 later this year.

Dita, a gorgeous burlesque queen who also serves as a celebrity model for Wonderbra, designed the collection by herself. The line consists of three different ranges; Multi-Teese, Spot-Teese and Satin-Teese, all of which are inspired by lingerie from the '40s and '50s. Greater than designing, Dita will model the lingerie herself.

50 Cent Leads 2008 Forbes Hip-Hop's Cash King


August 19, 2008 03:05:58 GMT


Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has taken top spot of Forbes' annual list for Hip-Hop's Cash King from Jay-Z's hand. This year, 50 Cent leads the spot on the list with an estimated total wealth of over $150 million, almost twice from Jay-Z's earnings.

Signing a $100-millions deal with Vitamin Water, 50 Cent has shifted Jay-Z from the hot spot to runner-up by $18 million cash gap. His other huge investments include album sales, clothing sales for his label G-Unit, video games, and a mining partnership with a billionaire from South Africa Patrice Motsepe.

The Wax Figures of Jonas Brothers Unveiled


August 19, 2008 02:54:23 GMT


No time for Jonas Brothers to slow down. In between their hectic schedules promoting their latest LP "A Little Bit Longer" which has just been dropped on the market, the siblings took time to show up for the unveiling of their wax statues at Madame Tussauds in Washington D.C. on Monday, August 18.

The threesome; Nick Jonas, Kevin Jonas, and Joe Jonas, took time that day to strike some poses with their wax figures, creating frenzy among a throng of fans who attended the event. Eldest brother Kevin's wax is seen smiling, wearing black outfits and a pair of white shoes with its hands holding a guitar. Joe's wax elsewhere wears a more formal outfit, pink-colored long-sleeved shirt and a matching tie, a black coat and a pair of silver shoes. As for Nick, his wax wears a coordinated blue clothes, plus a black bow tie, and a pair of white shoes. It is seen holding a guitar too.

Winners of 2008 ALMA Awards in TV Categories


August 18, 2008 04:54:38 GMT


Winners of the 2008 ALMA Awards, which recognize achievements by Hispanic artists, have been announced Sunday, August 17, less than a month after the full nominees were unveiled. ABC's comedy series "Ugly Betty" was a big winner in the TV categories, winning the awards for directing and best performance by a Latino-led ensemble cast. Its star America Ferrera as well took home one additional award which was for the category of Chevy Entertainer of the Year for her on-screen work as Betty Suarez and her off-screen efforts in encouraging young people to get involved in the political process.

TV actress Eva Longoria had her hands full during the awards show, serving both as its executive producer as well as host. She was seen on Friday, August 15 attending an early celebration to mark the coming of the annual awards show held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. Her basketball player husband Tony Parker was with her.

Family, Friends and Fans Gathered at Bernie Mac's Funeral


August 18, 2008 04:17:32 GMT


The memorial service for the celebrated Bernie Mac was held Saturday, August 16 at The House of Hope church in Chicago. Thousands of mourners, including family, friends and fans, came out for the funeral, giving their last honor for the late actor-comedian, who died on August 9 due to complications from pneumonia. He was 50.

Seen attending the star-studded tribute among others were Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Steve Harvey, and Cedric the Entertainer. Jackson, who co-stars with Mac in the upcoming comedy-drama movie "Soul Men," spoke at the church, remembering Mac as a strong and good-spirited person. He "was having some health issues, but he always said to me every morning that he was always good," Jackson said in a statement.

Birthday Boy Joe Jonas Got New Motorcycle with a Sidecar from Family


August 18, 2008 03:32:56 GMT


One of the Jonas Brothers celebrated his birthday and as a whole family, the rest of the band members celebrated it too. Joe Jonas turned 19 years old on Friday, August 15 and his brothers Nick Jonas and Kevin Jonas, plus their parents helped him marking the big day in style. They presented him with a birthday cake and gave him a brand new motorcycle with a sidecar as a birthday present.

Getting his birthday surprise during an interview with Radio Disney on-air personality Ernie D in New York on Friday, Joe was photographed blowing out 20 candles, one of which reportedly was for good luck, which were placed on top of a strawberry birthday cake while his brothers and parents sang "Happy Birthday" to him. The radio station staff sang for him too.

John Mayer Discusses Jennifer Aniston-Split with the Press, Her Friends React


August 18, 2008 02:12:30 GMT


Reports on their break up have been doing the round since some time, but it was not until this weekend that John Mayer broke his silence about his split from actress girlfriend Jennifer Aniston. Opening up about their failed romance to the press who caught him after working out at an Equinox Gym in New York's SoHo neighborhood on Saturday, August 16, he told them his version of story which prompted Jen's friends to react with their own version of their split.

"It's the most normal thing in the world," John said adding that "There's no lying there's no cheating. There's no nothing" when referring to the many media reports that claimed he has cheated on Jen with another woman. Being asked on the reason that prompted them to go separate ways, the singer explained "People have different chemistry, they have different lives. It's not about years, it's about going out with somebody, being truthful on the way in, being truthful in the middle and being truthful on the way out. You're either a cheater or you break up and I'm not the first, I'm the second. And that's it. There's no lying, there's no bullsh**."

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Wed, the Details


August 18, 2008 02:04:03 GMT


It's official, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have tied the knot at their home in Beverly Hills, California, on Saturday night, August 16. A spokesperson for both DeGeneres and Portia exclusively told People later that day, "Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were married tonight in an intimate ceremony at their home in Los Angeles." Adding another celebrity wedding to the books for the year 2008, the same sex couple exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony attended by about 20 guests that included their mothers Betty and Margaret Rogers.

The newlyweds wore ensembles by Zac Posen and traded rings by Neil Lane, People reports. Portia, 35, wore a backless, light pink dress and her hair was pulled up loosely. DeGeneres, 50, on the other hand, wore white pants, a button-up shirt and a vest. L.A. florist Mark's Garden helped with the decoration.

Master P Announces Plan for Family-Friendly Cable Network

August 16, 2008 06:56:06 GMT


Deciding to officially change his stage name to P. Miller as a way to reflect his manhood and mark him venturing into business other than music, Master P is wasting no time to announce his new project. Just days after announcing his name change, he's announcing plans to launch a family-friendly cable network, which is about to be called Better Black Television.

The station is set to start airing in 2009, with no precise date has been mentioned as of press time. Its content, according to reports, will include "drama and comedy series, movies, animation, reality, politics, sports and entertainment news, children's educational and teen programming, as well as 'responsible hip-hop music and videos'".

Shaquille O'Neal and Wife Have Reconciled


August 16, 2008 05:04:33 GMT


The divorce is off and Shaquille O'Neal and his wife Shaunie Nelson are back on. The NBA player filed for divorce from his children's mother in early September last year. Shaunie was quick to response on his divorce filing, seeking to get details on his finance. But in a recent interview with Extra, she said she and O'Neal have reconciled, adding that getting back together was the right thing to do.

"Things are great and we're moving on to the good stuff," Extra quoted Shaunie as saying. "We've both learned a lot and know that our family comes first and that's the main thing for both of us."

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's Wedding Preparation Begun, the Details


August 16, 2008 04:13:37 GMT


Rumors on their wedding have been all over the news media, with the latest claimed that Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are planning to tie the knot this weekend in a low key ceremony in California with only a few close friends and family being invited. Hot on the heels of the claim, E! News has just outed details of the pair's wedding preparation.

In a post on its site, dated August 15, E! News reported that the lesbian couple would likely to hold their wedding at the home they currently share in Beverly Hills. The activities have been hectic in the mansion, E! claimed.
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