Jay-Z Benefit Concert in NYC

Jay-Z is having a benefit concert in New York City on September 11 of this year

The charity concert, named "Answer the Call," will benefit families of New York City police and firefighters killed on 9/11. It will be held at Madison Square Garden. All proceeds from ticket and concert merchandise sales will go to the fund.

I think that it's really cool that Jay-Z is doing this. I'm telling you, celebrities doing charity work really says something about their character. I know that people say that they just do it for publicity and there are definitely some that do, but for the most part, celebrities work with charities out of the kindness of their hearts, because they want to make the world better. And that's a great way to use your money and your influence! All right Jay I see you!


~Brittany Shawnté


DJ AM Passes Away...

2009 has just not been a good year. We've lost so many people, and now we have lost yet another.

Adam Goldstein, more widely known as DJ AM, was found dead in New York City at the age of 36, Access Hollywood confirmed.

His body was found on the seventh floor of an apartment building on Lafayette Street on Friday, police sources confirmed. Police sources also said that AM is believed to have died of a drug overdose.

Additionally, police sources told Access' affiliate WNBC that drug paraphernalia was found at the scene, including a crack pipe. Foul play is not suspected, according to police.

Friends reportedly went to check on the celebrity DJ after not hearing from him for several days, but contacted authorities when they could not get a response after knocking on his door, law enforcement officials told WNBC.

Sources told Access Hollywood, a 911 call was placed on Friday afternoon. Authorities arrived at the residence at 5:23 PM local time. Police went to the residence and broke down the door after arriving on scene, only to discover a white male in his 30s, wearing sweatpants and no shirt.

A rep for DJ AM released a statement to Access on Friday evening, asking for privacy for his family. "Adam 'DJ AM' Goldstein was found deceased this afternoon in his New York City apartment. The circumstances surrounding his death are unclear. Out of respect for his family and loved ones, please respect their privacy at this time," the statement read.

On Thursday, the celebrity DJ wrote on his Twitter page, "New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems."

Just over a year ago, DJ AM survived a plane crash, alongside Travis Barker. The two were airlifted to a burn center.

He and Travis suffered second and third degree burns, but had no other injuries from the crash, Dr. Fred Mullins, medical director of the Joseph M. still Burn Center, told the Associated Press in September 2008.

This is sad, man. 2009 has just been filled with tragedy. It just shows how short life is. You never know when your time will be. RIP DJ AM!


~Brittany Shawnté

Brody Jenner Tasered After Fight With Girl Gone Wild Founder...

More drama from The Hills...

Brody Jenner, a crowd favorite from the popular TV series told TMZ that Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis "punched and kicked" his girlfriend, Playboy playmate Jayde Nicole, at a Hollywood club early Friday morning.

Brody says that he and Jayde were celebrating his 26th birthday at a club called Guys & Dolls when they spotted Francis "unrelentingly" hitting on one of Francis' exes.

Jayde thought Joe was harassing the woman, whom she considers a friend, so she threw a drink on him, TMZ reported.

Brody posted on his Twitter that Francis then "pulled [Jayde] to the ground, punched and kicked her."

Security broke up the fight, and police were called. "A report was taken," Los Angeles Sheriff Lieutenant LaJuana Haselrig tells Usmagazine.com. "It's still under investigation. There were no arrests."

Brody told TMZ that he followed Francis out of the club and punched him in the face. Jenner was then struck with a taser gun, although he's not sure by whom.

Jayde says she plans to press charges against Francis. She claims to have a black and blue cheek, swollen face, bruised left rib and sore lower abdomen. She also says some of her hair was pulled out in the fight.

Man oh man...can anybody just ever go to a club these days without any drama going on? I feel for Jayde. I mean, the man was flat out wrong for hitting her (if in fact the beating did occur..I haven't seen pictures yet). You're not supposed to put your hands on a woman. And it's not like he just pushed her or something. From this report, Jayde got jacked up bad!!! I mean, her role on the show is unnecessary to me since all she did was start stupid drama with Audrina over Brody (LOL you can tell I love The Hills huh?), so she's not a real favorite of mine, but she didn't deserve that at all. I hope that she will be okay.

I hope everything is good with Brody too. Who in the world tasered him?!!! LOL that just seemed so random to me! You punch somebody in the face for beating up your girl, and then somebody stuns you! That's just really really messed up, but a little funny at the same time LOL just a little. You know you are kind of chuckling to yourself...

Well, I hope everything gets worked out. Best wishes Brody and Jayde (even though I think Brody and Lauren are soul mates LOL).


~Brittany Shawnté


Michael Vick Is Back!

Well, as you all know, Michael Vick is scheduled to play with the Philadelphia Eagles tonight in their preseason game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. Whether there are cheers or boos on people's tongues, all eyes will be on Michael tonight. People want to see if he's still got it. People want to see if he is going to be successful in this game after a couple of years being out of it.

Personally, I think that he will be fine. He might not have played football for a couple of years, but when you have natural talent, it doesn't go away even if you haven't used it for years. All you have to do is get back on your training and do what you know to do.

Of course, there are probably going to be protesters tonight. Reports have stated that protesters are few right now, but it will probably pick up as the night goes on. All I have to say on that is what several people are saying. The man did the time for the crime. Now can we all move on? I feel for the dogs, and I don't justify his actions at all, but protesting against his playing with the Eagles and all this extra stuff people are doing aren't going to bring the dogs back. He went to jail, did his time, and now that he's out, he deserves to get another chance. He's too talented not to.

Good luck Michael. I'll be watching.


~Brittany Shawnté


Senator Edward Kennedy Passes Away...

Unfortunate news everyone...Access Hollywood has reported that Sen. Edward Kennedy has died after a long battle with a brain tumor. He was 77.

The youngest of the Kennedy brothers, Sen. Kennedy was a very powerful liberal voice in the U.S. Senate.

Kennedy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in May 2008 after suffering a seizure at his Massachusetts home. He underwent surgery in early June at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. Doctors removed as much of the tumor as possible and he went through the trying processes of radiation and chemotherapy.

RIP Senator Kennedy. Keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.


~Brittany Shawnté


TLC Will Play First US Concert In Seven Years

Access Hollywood has reported that R&B group TLC will play a concert in the U.S. for the first time in seven years, when the two remaining members reunite to sing for a benefit concert hosted by Justin Timberlake.

Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas will perform at the “Justin Timberlake and Friends” concert on October 17 at Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay Events Center. The group’s third original member, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, was tragically killed in a car accident in 2002.

Timberlake’s other guests will also include country singer Taylor Swift and R&B stars Alicia Keys and Ciara.

The benefit concert is connected with the 2009 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, a weeklong benefit golf tournament.

It's good to see TLC back, even if it's just for this one time. TLC is a powerful group! I don't say was because they are still an inspiration to people to this day. Even though Left-Eye is physically gone, her spirit still lives on and her lyrics and life will always be remembered. TLC is an amazing group and it will be good to see T-Boz and Chilli perform again.


~Brittany Shawnté

Remembering Aaliyah (1979-2001)

"Aaliyah inspired me not only to continue being an artist but to be an individual-- no matter who you are or what you do, be your own person, love who you are, and be proud of that."
-Alicia Keys

"Every day was a special event, whether it was going to a store or going to a movie or just sitting in a house. Wherever we were was like our own little party, in our own little world."
-Damon Dash

"To the world and to the fans Aaliyah was known as Aaliyah, but to us, her extended family, was known as babygirl. And I think that what we got to learn out of this is to appreciate each other while we're here on Earth, and to never take for granted that someone will be here tomorrow."
-Missy Elliott

Today is the eighth anniversary of R&B singer Aaliyah's passing. 8 years ago today, Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash shortly after taking off along with other members of her crew after the shooting of her last video "Rock The Boat" in the Bahamas.

Aaliyah was a beautiful singer and a beautiful person. She is my favorite singer. I know I didn't know her, but I felt like I did. Her music touched me and inspired me to keep singing. She had great style, amazing dancing skills, and wasn't a diva like half of these singers out here today. More importantly, she was a good person who was loved by family and friends alike.

The story of Aaliyah's life will be shown in a movie sometime next year. Canadian singer Keshia Chante is set to play her.

It's very sad that she is gone, and sometimes, looking around at some of the R&B singers, I feel like she was gone too soon. But God wanted another angel and He definitely got one in Aaliyah.

Rest in peace Aaliyah Dana Haughton. You are loved and you are missed. Here are some of my favorite videos of the late great Aaliyah...ENJOY! Rest in peace Babygirl!

One In A Million

Try Again

Rock The Boat


~Brittany Shawnté


VH1 Star Ryan Jenkins Commits Suicide

Wow, just found out some disturbing news...By now, we all know that Ryan Jenkins, who appeared as a contestant on VH1's Megan Wants A Millionaire, was accused of killing his model ex-wife Jasmine Fiore. Well yesterday, Ryan was found dead in his hotel last night of an apparent suicide in Canada. A spokeswoman for the California District Attorney's office told the Vancouver Sun that he was found hanging inside his room at the Thunderbird Motel in Hope, British Columbia.

On Sunday afternoon, Mounties announced to media that Jenkins was hiding out in western Canada.

In addition to Megan Wants A Millionaire, Ryan was also going to be seen as a contestant in I Love Money 3.Megan Wants A Millionaire had been scrapped due to Ryan's possible involvement in the crime, and I Love Money 3 was rumored to be scrapped as well.

Man, this situation is just so crazy. It's too many deaths going on. It makes me wonder just what goes on through people's minds now a days. It hasn't been confirmed, but it looks like he probably did kill his ex, but why? Who knows what was going on through his head? It's sad. I pray for the families of both Ryan and Jasmine. This situation is very very unfortunate. It's sad to start the day with this....


~Brittany Shawnté


Milla Jovovich Weds!

A lot of marriages and engagements going on lately, huh? Well, there is another one to add to the list. Us Magazine reported that Milla Jovovich wed Paul Anderson at their Beverly Hills home Saturday night. (And yes, above is a real picture from the wedding! If you want to see more, click this LINK)

Guests, including Patrick Dempsey, began arriving at 4:30 p.m. to the sound of Spanish flamenco music. The 20-minute ceremony began at 5:30 p.m. Milla wore a veil that covered her face, and a long, white sleeveless dress. Her hair was down and wavy, decorated with red flowers. Paul wore a beige suit.

After saying "I Do," guests "cheered three separate times while the couple kissed," a source told Us.

The couple are parents to 20-month-old daughter Ever Gabo, who wore a ballerina tutu. (Milla debuted her post-baby body in the September issue of Maxim.)

Milla met Paul in 2002 when he directed her in Resident Evil. She's set to begin filming Resident Evil 4 next month.

She's currently starring in thriller A Perfect Getaway alongside Steve Zahn. Paul most recently wrote and directed Death Race, which hit theaters in 2008.

It's the third marriage for Milla, who wed Dazed and Confused costar Shawn Andrews in 1992 at age 16 (it was annulled two months later), and The Fifth Element director Luc Busson from 1998 to 1999.

Aww...congratulations guys!!!! Best wishes!!!


~Brittany Shawnté

Antwon Tanner Pleads Guilty To Selling SS Numbers

One Tree Hill actor Antwon Tanner has pleaded guilty to selling more than a dozen Social Security numbers for $10,000, according to the Associated Press. Tanner told a federal judge in Brooklyn on Friday that he was a middleman, selling numbers someone else provided. He and his lawyer didn't comment on how he got involved in the scheme.

Tanner is expected to get as much as a year in prison at his sentencing, set for Nov. 20.

The 34-year-old actor was charged in April with selling 16 Social Security numbers and three bogus Social Security cards.

Wow...I don't even know what to say. This is crazy! Man, ok this man is really talented to me, and now what's gonna happen? He is probably going to go away for a year and who knows what's going to happen to his role on One Tree Hill. They may just decide to not deal with him no more and kill off his character. Ugh...not a good situation. Good luck dude.


~Brittany Shawnté


Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush Back Together?!!

Well, it has been rumored on other websites, but my trusted rumor mill MediaTakeout has reported it, so now I really do believe it. LOL just because MTO has been right on so many other stories. Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush are back together for real, according to MTO. Reportedly, Kim has decided to step back and give Reggie some space, and push marriage on him so much. They are supposed to be working on their problems The couple had split in late July after more than two years together.

Well, guess Reggie is back off the market again....dang! LOL that man is gorgeous!!! Hello?!! Do you see that picture?!!!!! Whoooooo!!!!! Congrats again Kim! I seriously hope yall work out your problems because you guys really are a cute couple.


~Brittany Shawnté


"Run This Town"-Jay-Z Feat. Rihanna & Kanye West

Well, here it is...The official music video for Jay-Z's new single "Run This Town" featuring Rihanna and Kanye West. LOVE THIS SONG!!!! Jay-Z, you did your thing on this one! Kanye, always good to see you sir. And Miss Rihanna, you did good. Glad to see you back doing what you love!

I'm laughing hard at MTV though. They claimed to be showing the world premiere of this video on MTV Jams earlier at 8 PM Eastern Time (It's about 8:30 on the East Coast right about now). They were so excited about it, had all this advertising for it. They were even playing Jay-Z videos and other videos with artists that he did a collaboration with on MTV Jams to lead up to the premiere. But ultimate FAIL since several online sites had the video up and running last night. LOL so much for that world premiere MTV!

The video is definitely hot though! The R-O-C is still in the building!!!


~Brittany Shawnté


Addressing the "Shorts Controversy" With Michelle Obama

Urgh...sometimes the American people can really just get on my nerves. If you know me, you know that I am a supporter of Barack Obama and his family. So, of course, when I read the articles about this "controversy" with First Lady Michelle's shorts when she visited the Grand Canyon with her family this past weekend, I got a tad bit offended because people were just being rude, claiming that she had no class and all this and all that. I just came up on it again, and it made me mad all over again, so I decided to write on it.

To me, this "controversy" is plain stupid. It's hot as all get out in Arizona. What do people expect her to wear, a full sweatsuit just so she can cover every inch of her body?! People are becoming too obsessed with what she's wearing!!! Personally, I don't see anything wrong with the shorts. People are saying that the shorts she was wearing were close to freakin Daisy Dukes, and the length of those shorts were nowhere near any Daisy Dukes! Check it for yourself!!! For those that argue that she should've worn capris, you tend to get hot in those too. It's freakin hot in Arizona! People need to chill.

I know that the President and the First Lady and the rest of the First Family directly represent the American people, and they need to be held to a higher standard but dang! All of yall can wear shorts, but they can't?!! That's completely stupid! They are human beings too and I'm pretty sure they get hot in the summertime just like the rest of us. They sweat. They fan themselves. THEY GET HOT! Dang, people treat them (as with all celebrities) like people who are just supposed to wear this and look like that and do this and be the most perfect human beings that ever graced the earth!!! PEOPLE PLEASE!!!! Stop putting them on so high a pedestal that you fail to recognize that they are just regular people.

By the way, I think the shorts are cute on her! Michelle's got style yall! Shoot, she dresses a lot better than a lot of our past First Ladies. Sorry, just my opinion lol!


~Brittany Shawnté

TV Interviews Puts Survivor Winner In Jail

If you haven't heard by now, Survivor winner Richard Hatch was taken to jail because he granted two TV interviews without getting permission from the federal Bureau of Prisons.

Hatch had been serving the remainder of his prison term for tax evasion under house arrest at his sister's home in Rhode Island. He granted three television interviews this week — to NBC's Today show, NBC affiliate WJAR-TV and Access Hollywood. In the interviews, Hatch accused the prosecutor of misconduct and said the judge in the case discriminated against him because he was gay.

Hatch's lawyer, Cynthia Ribas, said she had thought the permission Hatch got extended to all NBC properties, but federal rules consider each media outlet separate.

I don't really agree with the discrimination claim that Richard spoke about. I mean, you didn't pay your taxes on your prize money, so you can't really claim that a judge sentenced you to jail just because you were gay. But still this situation seriously sucks. You just got out of jail, and now you're right back in there again. Because of some interviews? I mean, I know it's the rules, but that's kind of stupid to me. It's messed up. All I can say is good luck Richard. I hope you get out of jail soon and that everything works out for you.


~Brittany Shawnté


Steve Harvey To Be On Good Morning America

Comedian Steve Harvey has joined ABC's Good Morning America as a contributor for the next several months. His first report is scheduled to air tomorrow.

According to ABC News, Steve will cover topics ranging from relationships to parenting.
He also will talk with viewers around the country via ABCNEWS.com and Skype.

Cool beans! I don't know if ABC is ready for Steve though LOL! I mean, I respect him and love him for his realness, but it might just be a little bit too much for ABC to handle! Lol I'm definitely gonna be watching! Steve giving out advice about relationships and parenting?! Lol it will be just like on his show! Probably toned down a little for the morning folks! But still funny none the less! Can't wait!


~Brittany Shawnté


Bow Wow Signs To Cash Money?!!

Lil Wayne, Drake, now Bow Wow?!! Well it's been confirmed by Bow Wow himself on (wouldn't you know it) Twitter. Dang! Must everybody use Twitter to detail their business decisions?! Ugh...

But it's official. Bow Wow, who "retired" earlier this year from the rap game (that's another thing: how you gonna retire from anything at 22? LOL that's just crazy to me!), has signed to Cash Money Records, home to Lil Wayne and Drake.

"It's official, I'm a Cash Money Millionaire," Bow Wow told his followers on Twitter.

In June, R&B singer Omarion signed to Cash Money as well. Hmmm...interesting. I was in love with Omarion when I was younger and I loved Bow Wow too. But they seemed to have fallen off a tad...well let's keep it real. They've fallen off a lot. I'm hoping that Cash Money will put them back on the map. It's a little out of reach, but I'm hoping. Good luck guys! Wayne, please do something with them....please.


~Brittany Shawnté


Alyssa Milano Gets Married!!!

The news was officially reported yesterday by People Magazine. Alyssa Milano and Hollywood agent David Bugliari tied the knot at the groom's family home in New Jersey yesterday. The two met in 2006 and became engaged last December.

Alyssa reportedly wore a custom gown from designer Vera Wang and walked down the aisle while John Lennon's "Imagine" played. Awww.....

"We wanted a wedding that was reflective of who we are as a couple," the star told People. She paid tribute to her Italian heritage with a family-style dinner that she said was intended to capture the feeling of her family traditions. "My Italian family still eats Sunday dinner together every week," Alyssa said. "We wanted to capture the same feeling with people passing around beautiful bowls of food and talking and laughing."

Awesome...sounded like a beautiful wedding!!! Congratulations Alyssa and David!!! Best wishes!!!


~Brittany Shawnté


Ok yall, I am back from vacation and it's back to work. Sorry I couldn't update all week. Turns out that the hotel I was staying at did have internet access, but I FORGOT MY LAPTOP THE MORNING I LEFT!!! UGH!!! I was so mad, especially with the big news that has hit this week like Michael Vick signing with the Eagles, and Kourtney Kardashian pregnant with her first child!!! Man, I missed it all!!!! But that's ok, because now I'm back and I'm ready to get back to doing what I do!!! Missed u guys!!!!


~Brittany Shawnté


Tracy Morgan Files For Divorce

According to Access Hollywood, 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan has filed for divorce.

The comedian has been separated from wife Sabina, his high school sweetheart, for eight years. They have been married for 23.

“Basically they were divorced without the paperwork,” a friend of the star reportedly told the Daily News. “It seems like he has had a different girlfriend every five months or so. In the past three years, I’ve met three girlfriends.” The estranged couple has three children together.

Tracy was recently nominated for his first Emmy award for his work as over-the-top comedian Tracy Jordan on 30 Rock.

Man another divorce! I know it's been said that they were together for a while, and then separated for eight years, so the day was bound to come but dang! I'm glad that I have many couples in my life that have stayed together through thick and thin in their marriage else I wouldn't even want to think about crossing that path! Too too many divorces. And I know that not every marriage can work out and sometimes it's better to go your own separate ways, but don't yall think that this is getting to be a little too crazy?! I mean, not in Tracy's case, but a lot of people now a days get married without even really knowing each other and each other's desires like kids and careers, you know? And the Bible (I'm a Christian proud to say!) talks about being unequally yoked which makes a lot of since regardless of if you believe in God or not. You shouldn't be with somebody that wants kids when you know you're not trying to! You shouldn't be with somebody that doesn't share your same values, because in the end, you will end up fighting over it all. Don't mean to preach or anything, but the divorce rate is killing the family. I feel sorry for the kids in divorced families. I mean I know in a lot of cases, they're okay, but it has to hurt. My parents aren't divorced, but I know quite a few couples that are, and it takes a toll on the kids, too. It's just getting to be a little too much that's all. Just my opinion...feel free to disagree.


~Brittany Shawnté


80's Movies' Director John Hughes Passes...

Happy Friday readers! It's a great Friday! Today is my last day of my summer job. Bittersweet moment, but I'm happy to get back to sleeping in! LOL back to the news...

Ok, I'm a day late on reporting this but I was extremely busy at work yesterday. Apologies...

Filmmaker John Hughes, known for directing 80's movies like Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, as well as the Home Alone films, died suddenly of a heart attack in New York on Thursday. He was 59.

Hughes collapsed while walking through Manhattan, where he was visiting family.

"I am truly shocked and saddened by the news about my old friend John Hughes," Matthew Broderick, who worked with Hughes on Ferris Bueller's Day Off said in a statement following the director's death. "He was a wonderful, very talented guy and my heart goes out to his family."

“I was stunned and incredibly sad to hear about the death of John Hughes. He was and will always be such an important part of my life. He will be missed – by me and by everyone that he has touched. My heart and all my thoughts are with his family now," said Molly Ringwald, star of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club

Hughes is survived by his wife of 39 years, Nancy, two sons, John and James, and four grandchildren.

How sad...Rest in peace John. My prayers and thoughts are with your family and friends.


~Brittany Shawnté


Shyne Set To Be Released From Prison This Year

Dag...it really has been 10 years. Rapper Shyne is set to be released from prison this year after his sentence on charges stemming from a 1999 shooting at a club in New York.

According to BET.com, Shyne learned that he will become a free man October 6 after a parole meeting yesterday.

Shyne's attorney Oscar Michelin further explained the situation: "What happened was when they sentenced him [in March of 2001 to ten years] they didn’t sentence him to any parole – post release supervision, which was mandatory. So the Correction Department has asked the court to re-sentence him – under the law they can do that,” Michelin said.

Shyne's parole time is unknown. He could face the maximum of five years of parole or as little as a year and a half. His parole sentence is likely to affect Shyne’s future as a recording artist. If he faces the maximum of five years, he may not be able to leave the state to tour or record with other artists. I hope he doesn't because I want to see what all he has in him now. Ten years in prison?! That brings about some heavy meditation in a lot of people. So I know he has some hot lyrics for us.

Shyne made his debut in 2000 with a self-titled album on Bad Boy Records. His debut single, “Bad Boyz”—which reminded many of the late Notorious B.I.G.—reached number 9 on the Billboard R&B charts. Three years into his 10-year sentence, Shyne released his sophomore effort, “Godfather Buried Alive,” which featured the Foxy Brown-assisted “More or Less” and the Ashanti-backed “Jimmy Choo.”

Shyne is currently the CEO of Gangland Records. Good luck with everything Shyne! We're waiting on your next album!


~Brittany Shawnté

Paula Abdul Done With American Idol

You see that picture up there? That's all who should be judging American Idol as long as it keeps going. But...no more. It's been confirmed by Paula herself. After eight seasons, Paula Abdul's time on American Idol is finished.

"With sadness in my heart, I've decided not to return to Idol," Paula Twittered. "I'll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all being a part of a show that I helped from day one become an international phenomenon."

"What I want to say most, is how much I appreciate the undying support and enormous love that you have showered upon me," she added. "I do, without any doubt, have the BEST fans in the entire world and I love you all."

In a statement Tuesday, a Fox TV rep said: "Paula Abdul has been an important part of the American Idol family over the last eight seasons and we are saddened that she has decided not to return to the show. While Paula will not be continuing with us, she's a tremendous talent and we wish her the best."

And then there were three--Simon Cowell, the judge who is the most honest and yet people hate him so, Randy Jackson, the cool judge that you just have to shake your head at sometimes for his judging, and Kara DioGuardi, the judge whose purpose I'm still confused about.

But I can tell you this: there may be a significant drop in viewers this season. I mean, personally, I sort of fell off from American Idol after Fantasia's season. I watch the auditions, but after that, I fall off, no matter how hard I try to watch the rest of the season. I don't know. I feel like the show needed to bow out gracefully while it was still on top, you know? But no. People can never do that for the sake of money, which is kind of understandable, but I would rather have been working on a show that went out gracefully after maybe 5 or 6 seasons (because I was really done after Jordin Sparks' season) than a show that just kept going on and on on.....It's too much to me.

But yeah, like I was saying before I went into this mini tirade LOL, there may be a significant drop in viewers this season. I mean, since the show is continuing on, the THREE ORIGINAL JUDGES SHOULD BE THERE!!!! EMPHASIS ON THREE AND EMPHASIS ON ORIGINAL!!!! Paula's gone, man. How in the world are you going to have American Idol WITHOUT PAULA ABDUL?! It just won't feel right. I mean, people are already saying that they won't be watching. I think FOX might have royally screwed up this time.


~Brittany Shawnté


Hugh Jackman May Be Joining The Circus?!

Well, not the real circus. But it kind of caught your attention, didn't it?

Hugh Jackman may be taking on a role as legendary showman P.T. Barnum in the musical tale "The Greatest Showman on Earth," according to the Associated Press.

The film about Barnum and his three-ring circus is in development at 20th Century Fox. It is being produced by Laurence Mark, who produced last February's Oscar ceremony featuring Jackman as host.

A studio spokesman says the Barnum script is being written with Anne Hathaway in mind (LOVE HER) to co-star. Hathaway worked with Jackman on one of the Oscar show's musical numbers.

Jackman is a Tony winner for the Broadway musical "The Boy From Oz."

That's a good opportunity for him. I would watch it. Shoot, I love Ringling Brothers circus! I'm a firm believer that you are never too old for a circus! It should be a great musical. Congratulations Hugh!!!


~Brittany Shawnté

LC and Kim Kardashian To Be On ANTM

First to my readers, I have to apologize. I haven't been completely into this blog like I have been normally. Only one post a day is kind of week to me, at least with celeb news. Work has been overtaking me, so I've kind of been slacking, but I'm getting back on it. Trust. Okay, back to the news....

Well, reality TV still has a hold on Lauren Conrad. According to Us Magazine, the former star of the MTV reality show The Hills, will be a guest judge on Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model on September 16. Kim Kardashian, known for her role on her family's reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, will also be a guest judge on the October 21 episode, along side Tyra, my favorite judge Miss J. Alexander, and Nigel Barker.

Other guest judges confirmed for the upcoming season include runway model Chanel Iman and Seventeen editor Ann Shoket.

And for the first time in ANTM history, all competitors will be 5'7 or shorter. THANK YOU!!! Dang, why do models have to always be so tall all the time? Not discriminating on the vertically blessed, but can shorter people get some love in the modeling world too? Thank you Tyra for that, even though I've clearly missed my shot at becoming America's Next Top Model. LOL who knows when this 5'7 or shorter deal will come again??? Man, I should've made it to the audition LOL.

America's Next Top Model will be back for its fall season on September 9.


~Brittany Shawnté


Ali Larter Marries

Happy Monday all! Only four more days til Friday!!! (and my last day of work for the summer!!!)

Us Weekly reported that Ali Larter has married her fiance of two years. The Heroes and Obsessed (the movie with my favorite fight scene in the world LOL) star reportedly walked down the aisle with Hayes MacArthur in Kennebunkport, Maine on Saturday. The couple had announced their engagement in December 2007.

"Since I was 15 years old, all I wanted was to find the guy I was going to marry," Ali said in the February 2009 issue of Cosmopolitan. "[Hayes] showed me the way, and all was right. This is how it's supposed to be... I'm a hopeless romantic."

And are babies soon to follow? The actress told People magazine back in 2007 that they were on the horizon. "I look forward to that time when I'm home with babies," she said at the time.

Congratulations guys!


~Brittany Shawnté


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