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Marijuana Can Be "Terrible", But Helps Inspire George Michael

October 21, 2006 04:09:59 GMT

No stranger to controversy, George Michael provokes one after another after the singer, during a taped chat shot in Madrid and set to air Oct. 31 on Britain's South Bank Show Special, praised marijuana, saying "This stuff keeps me sane and happy. I couldn't write without it. I'd say it's a great drug."

However, in the interview with ITV during which he openly smokes a cannabis joint, the controversial singer also said that marijuana "obviously is not very healthy." He went on saying, "It's very good for creative people. But it can be a terrible, terrible drug."

Melissa Etheridge and Partner Welcome Twins

October 21, 2006 03:41:27 GMT

It is a double happiness for Melissa Etheridge and her partner Tammy Lynn Michaels. The same-sex couple joyfully welcomed baby twins, one boy named Miller Steven and one girl called Johnnie Rose, Tuesday Oct 17th.

Both son and daughter are in excellent health, according to their rep. "The creation of life brings about immeasurable love and pours hope into the future," the couple said in a statement. "The joy will help carry us through our upcoming sleepless nights."

AFI Selected Al Pacino to Receive Its 35th Life Achievement Award

October 21, 2006 02:48:40 GMT

A Hollywood senior actor, Al Pacino has had many awards, but Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. Luckily, the veteran movie star is about to get one as the American Film Institute's (AFI) Board of Trustees has selected him to receive the 35th AFI Life Achievement Award.

"I am moved and honored to be considered for such a prestigious award," Pacino said in a statement. Aside, Sir Howard Stringer, chairman of the AFI board of trustees, called Pacino "an icon of American film" while praised him to have a "career inspires audiences and artists alike."

Country Singer Keith Urban Checks Into Rehab

October 21, 2006 02:28:09 GMT

What is it about Keith Urban that's so hot? It is about his entering rehab for alcohol abuse. The country singer has checked himself into a rehabilitation treatment center Thursday night Oct 19th with his wife Nicole Kidman by his side.

Concerning this, the Grammy-winning singer goes on saying through a statement released Friday, "I deeply regret the hurt this has caused Nicole and the ones that love and support me. One can never let one's guard down on recovery, and I'm afraid that I have."

Winners of the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards Latin America

October 20, 2006 06:40:32 GMT

A crowd of some 10,000 packed the Palacio de los Deportes Thursday night Oct 19th for the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards Latin America. Those handful people saw the winning of successful Mexican singer and songwriter Julieta Venegas who took home the Best Performer award.

The Grammy winning singer was actually nominated for five other categories, including Best Video, Artist of the Year and Song of the Year among others. Unfortunately she only won one. Aside, Colombian rock singer-songwriter Juanes won the Best Artist-Central award. Also there was the likes of Robbie Williams who nabbed the Best Pop International award, and My Chemical Romance who was handed the Best Rock International award.

Brody Jenner & Lauren Conrad Are "Seeing Each Other"

October 20, 2006 06:07:12 GMT

In response to tabloid reports suggest that he is dating "The Hills" star Lauren Conrad, Brody Jenner tend to keep it a mystery. The hunk won't openly admit that they are dating, and instead insisted they are "seeing each other."

"I don't know what you consider dating, but we're seeing each other, we're having a great time with it," Jenner tells People while adding, "She's an amazing girl. That's all there is to say. She's fun to be around. She's sweet. She's kind. There's nothing bad to say about her."

Anheuser-Busch Tapped Jay-Z As Its New Co-Brand Director

October 20, 2006 05:01:23 GMT

Jay-Z has just got a new predicate, it's co-brand director. The rapper has been hired by Anheuser-Busch as the new co-brand director for its beer line called Budweiser Select.

On the star's tapping as part of the production company, Marlene Coulis, Anheuser-Busch's vice president of brand management, said "Collaborating with Jay-Z presents an opportunity to work with one of the world's great entrepreneurs and draws upon his expertise with pop culture, music and business. His approach to reaching people in creative, groundbreaking ways that transcend cultural boundaries makes this alliance particularly exciting."

Sofia Coppola Is "So Excited to Have A Little Girl"

October 20, 2006 04:19:27 GMT

Sofia Coppola, director of the most recent film "Marie Antoinette", is seventh months pregnant.

The beauty is pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Thomas Mars, a singer for the French band Phoenix. The couple met when he recorded a song with the band Air for her 1999 movie "The Virgin Suicides."

Civil Rights Museum Awards Honor Stevie Wonder

October 20, 2006 03:49:16 GMT

Civil Rights Museum Awards honored veteran musician Stevie Wonder Tuesday Oct 17th with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Receiving his honor, Wonder told an audience of about 5,000 that music is a gift he can share, challenging Memphis and the world to "use the gifts God has given us to help those less fortunate."

Haley Joel Osment Pleaded No Contest to DUI and Marijuana Charges

October 20, 2006 02:55:06 GMT

Haley Joel Osment, the young actor best known for his role in "The Sixth Sense", pleaded no contest on Thursday Oct 19th to DUI and marijuana charges stemming from a July traffic accident in which he crashed his car into a mailbox.

Superior Court Judge John Doyle sentenced the 18-year-old star to three years probation and ordered Osment to spend 60 hours in an alcohol rehabilitation and education program, as well as attend at least 26 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings over a six-month period.

The "My Name Is Earl" Stunner Jaime Pressly Is Officially Engaged

October 20, 2006 02:36:15 GMT

This just in, Jaime Pressly is officially engaged.

The "My Name is Earl" actress is engaged to boyfriend DJ Eric Cubiche who popped the question over the weekend. A publicist for the actress confirmed the good news Thursday Oct 19th, 2006, saying "It's a beautiful ring. They've been dating about a year and a half, and have been friends for nine years."

Jessica Biel Dating Adam Levine?

October 19, 2006 07:02:51 GMT

It is Life & Style Weekly who first reported that Jessica Biel is dating Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine. The twosome reportedly have been quietly dating for the last few weeks.

The publication, furthermore, said that for their first date, Adam treated the actress to home-cooked meal at his house. A source said that Biel was so impressed by the rocker who is considered as "an irresistible combination of the boy next door and the rebel rocker."

James Blunt, "Tania Is A Really Great Mate of Mine"

October 19, 2006 06:40:40 GMT

Though tabloid reports suggest otherwise, James Blunt insisted that he and Petra Nemcova are still on, telling British newspaper the Sun, "I'm a very lucky man to be with Petra and that's all I need to say."

Blunt and supermodel Petra Nemcova have been reported to end their romance this week. Rumors on the street say it was all because of Blunt's infidelity. The singer was linked to Australian TV personality Tania Zaetta.

Britney Spears Dropping More Than 25 Pounds!

October 19, 2006 06:06:54 GMT

It's time to celebrate Britney Spears' post-pregnancy slim figure. The pop superstar popped out Oct 9th, showing public worldwide her new slim frame.

The 'Toxic' singer was spotted browsing in Malibu, California boutique Planet Blue and snapped up 45 pieces for her new svelte frame. Five weeks after giving birth to second baby boy Sutton Pierce, Spears has reportedly dropped 26 pounds (12 kilograms) - without a trainer, diet pills or a nutritionist. Wow?!

Matt Damon Is Lending His Star Power to Help Form African Charity

October 19, 2006 04:18:59 GMT

Matt Damon makes it good with his celebrity status, helping to launch a new initiative aimed to help bringing clean water to Africa.

The actor went to the Sahara Desert solely to scout locations for the upcoming "Running the Sahara," a documentary he's narrating about three long-distance runners' dangerous bid to become the first humans in history to run coast to coast across the fabled desert. In fact, he was touched by the lack of safe water sources in the country.
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