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Willis Heads the "Miss Italia" Jury

September 08, 2005 05:00:49 GMT

Hollywood actor Bruce Willis has been chosen to head the jury of the "Miss Italia" pageant held later this month, organizers of the national beauty contest confirmed Wednesday. "Each year we look for a big name that is attractive to the public and pleasant for the girls," Marcello Cambi, spokesman for the contest explained the star participation in the contest. Meanwhile, Willis is slated to appear on the final evening of the contest, held on Sept. 19, to help pick the 2005's Miss Italia among 101 skimpily dressed finalists. Choose the best one man.


Paisley, Womack Lead CMA Award Nominees

September 08, 2005 03:51:43 GMT

The 39th annual Country Music Association Awards Wednesday has been dominated by country crooners Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack, who led the nominees with six apiece, including Single of the Year for their hits "Alcohol" and "I May Hate Myself in the Morning." Womack, who was set to announce the nominations along with Urban in New York, where the awards will be presented for the first time on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Madison Square Garden, was nominated for Single and Music Video of the Year for "I May Hate Myself in the Morning," Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, and also got two nominations for Musical Event of the Year for her duets with George Strait and Willie Nelson.

As for Paisley, he's been nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Single, Song and Musical Video of the Year for "Alcohol," Male Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year with Sara Evans for "New Again." Other multiple nominees were Keith Urban and Toby Keith, who had four each; Gretchen Wilson; Sugarland; Rascal Flatts and George Strait each had three, and many more.

The Childs Win Lady of Soul Award

September 08, 2005 03:32:19 GMT

Super-group Destiny's Child nabbed the award for Best Group Single for "Soldier" at the 2005 Lady of Soul Awards, held Wednesday night. The Childs didn't attend the ceremony, hosted by R&B star Toni Braxton, Ciara, and singer Brian McKnight, but Eva Pigford, presenter and "America's Next Top Model" winner, accepted the award on the group's behalf.

Getting the award, Destiny's Child beat off such heavyweight nominees, as Nina Sky, The Pussycat Dolls and Xscape. Meanwhile, Soul diva Aretha Franklin bested the like of Ciara, Amerie, Fantasia Barrino and Destiny's Child, which were all up for multiple honors at the ceremony, wining the special 2005 Lena Horne Award for Outstanding Career Achievements, and joining Stevie Wonder for a duet.

Rod Stewart Ordered to Return $2 Million Advance

September 08, 2005 03:09:04 GMT

British rocker Rod Stewart has gotten the order. A federal jury on Wednesday ordered the star to pay $2 million plus interest for canceling a Las Vegas concert, to be held at the Rio casino-resort on the Vegas Strip, five years ago after he had throat surgery.

"We felt it was only fair that if Mr. Stewart didn't perform the concert that he should give the money back," so said Jury foreman Stevan Jorgensen concerning the order. Kerry Garvis Wright, one of Stewart's lawyer said that the 60-year-old singer will appeal, while Steve Morris, a lawyer for the Las Vegas casino and parent company Harrah's Entertainment, said he was "delighted and relieved" by the verdict.

Kennedy Center Honors Lineup

September 07, 2005 06:36:48 GMT

Screen star Robert Redford will be one among some others to receive Kennedy Center honors this winter. "We honor five extraordinary American artists whose unique and abundant contributions to our culture have transformed our lives," said Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

As for the rest four slated to hand the honor are singers Tony Bennett and Tina Turner, actress Julie Harris and ballerina-teacher Suzanne Farrell. All those recipients of the 28th annual honors will be recognized at a gala performance at the Kennedy Center on Dec. 4, to be attended by President Bush and first lady Laura Bush. The gala, hosted by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, would later on in December this year broadcast by CBS.

Morgan Freeman & Friends Cooking for a Cause

September 07, 2005 06:17:30 GMT

Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman is about releasing a charity book. His other pals, include Tom Hanks, Hilary Swank and Michael Douglas, all of whom happen to be Academy Award winners too, will give their contribution to the planned cookbook dubbed "Morgan Freeman and Friends: Caribbean Cooking for a Cause."

The book, published via Rodale, Inc., is scheduled for a 2006 release. Proceeds for the book will go to the Grenada Relief Fund, a charity Freeman helped set up after Hurricanes Ivan and Emily ravaged the small Caribbean island last year. The auction, which also includes corporate-donated items, opened last Friday on the Charity Folks Web site, an online auction spot, and will run until Sept. 16.

Jacko Sings for Katrina

September 07, 2005 05:48:31 GMT

The King of Pop is fallen apart by the Hurricane Katrina that he has written a song specially dedicated for the sufferers. Michael Jackson, who was moved by the images of Katrina's destruction that he saw on television, had already composed the song, tentatively titled "From the Bottom of My Heart," and planned to record it within two weeks after enlisting other top performers, said the star's publicist Raymone Bain.

"It pains me to watch the human suffering taking place in the Gulf region of my country. My heart and prayers go out to every individual who has had to endure the pain and suffering caused by this tragedy," said Jacko in a written statement. Some musicians including Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder have been recruited for that charity single.

Antony and the Johnsons win Mercury Prize

September 07, 2005 04:59:45 GMT

A little-known New York band, Antony and the Johnsons, surprisingly won the Mercury Prize, one of the United Kingdom's most prestigious music awards. The band's record, "I Am A Bird Now," beat out such heavy favorites, as Kaiser Chiefs and Coldplay for the 20,000 prize, which goes to the Best Album of the Year by a British or Irish act.

The band shock win actually has sparked controversy concerning the band's lead singer, Antony Hegarty, although born in Chichester, has spent most of his life in the US. However, the Mercury organizers said that eligibility for the prize is judged on nationality, not residency.

Gotham Award for Dillon

September 07, 2005 04:16:31 GMT

Actor Matt Dillon, who began his film career as a teen star and has starred in the Los Angeles crime drama "Crash" earlier this year, will be handed a Gotham Award at the 15th annual Gotham Awards held on November 30. Gotham Awards, which celebrate independent and New York-set films, also will present six jury-decided awards, including Movie of the Year.

"We've all watched Matt grow up on camera, but I don't know how many of us have really stopped and taken a long look at the tremendously accomplished body of work that he continues to build," Michelle Byrd, executive director of the Independent Feature Project, which awards the Gothams, said. In related news, Dillon's new film "Factotum" will be released early next year.

Dunst Gives a "No" to Bloom Fling

September 07, 2005 03:26:52 GMT

"If you're alluding to whether Orlando and I got together then that's a no. No." So said actress Kirsten Dunst furiously denied recent rumors claiming she had a fling with movie heart-throb Orlando Bloom on the set of forthcoming movie "Elizabethtown."

Speaking about her relationship with Bloom, the beauty admits to get closer with him while filming Cameron Crowe's comedy-drama last year, yet insists their friendship never blossoms into romance. Though, Dunst understands why actors are tempted to romance their co-stars, commenting "There are a lot of charismatic people in this industry... and I can understand why people on location get together."

Yummy Mummy Winslet

September 06, 2005 04:00:46 GMT

Kate Winslet might have missed out on an Oscar this year, but she's been voted Britain's Top Yummy Mummy. The already mothering two children actress may feel proud with that poll result for she did almost nothing to lose her weight after her kids were born. She resisted the urge to crash diet after their births and opted instead to slowly regain her curvy figure.

Second in the survey was Jordan, who was spotted wearing hotpants just weeks after giving birth to her second son earlier this year. TV presenter Tess Daly was 3rd, followed behind by Victoria Beckham at 4th and Jools Oliver at 5th. The Top Ten in the 'Yummy Mummy' poll include: Gwyneth Paltrow, Elle Macpherson, Anna Friel, Elizabeth Hurley, and Sadie Frost.

Armstrong & Crow; ENGAGED

September 06, 2005 03:44:21 GMT

In wake of destroying storm, happy news comes from seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. The cyclist is engaged to rock star girlfriend Sheryl Crow, whom he met at a charity event in October 2003 and began dating a short time later.

Publicist for Armstrong confirmed the engagement Monday, but didn't reveal any details on their marriage which is going to be a spring wedding. Let's wish them happiness and joy.

Friends Star to Slam Former Husband on TV

September 06, 2005 02:51:38 GMT

Following her public speak of her heartache for the first time to Vanity Fair, former "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston reportedly will take a further step. In the near future, the Hollywood actress is set to spectacularly slam former husband Brad Pitt in a revealing television interview with Diane Sawyer.

Previously claimed Pitt to lack of the "sensitivity chip," now what?! According to an undisclosed source, "She's spoken about the split to a magazine but feels she can explain her side of the story better on TV."

J.Lo Bought Baby Clothes

September 06, 2005 02:33:04 GMT

Hollywood superstar Jennifer Lopez has drawn people questioning on her pregnancy after she's been spotted buying baby clothes at Petit Tresor during a recent shopping trip in Los Angeles. "J.Lo came in to buy some little outfits. We all presumed it was for a niece or a family friend but she said, 'It's for me.' She then smiled and carried on looking around before buying some early-learning books," so said a source to British newspaper the News Of The World.

Is she pregnant?! Who knows, remembering she has also spoken of her desire to start a family with third husband Marc Anthony. Let's see.

Rappers Help Katrina Victims

September 05, 2005 05:09:27 GMT

Rappers P. Diddy and Jay-Z, announced Thursday, their $1 million joint donation to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. Marked their contribution, the two of them hoped that what they've done would inspire others, especially blacks, to give.

"This is our community. When I turn on CNN, I see a lot of black people on the streets. I know it's other people too, but those projects have been hit hard," so said Jay-Z. Supporting his pal, P. Diddy commented, "We are all descendants from each other's families. When you hear black people say `brothers' and `sisters,' it's really true. These are all people that I know I'm related to somehow, some way - the human race family."
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