Monday, 24 March 2014

Jennifer Aniston: Tabloids Are “Toxic”

“All that stuff, it’s toxic,” she says in a new Associated Press interview. Aniston continues, “It never gets un-jarring, but you do have to not let it imprison you, which is possible too.” The actress relies on two methods to help her cope: sticking with a close group of friends, and not buying into hype. “There’s times when you see people climbing and getting success and you start to see, oh, they’re starting to really change,” she explains. “So I always just make the effort to be as humble and grateful as possible.” When picking new projects under the glare of the spotlight, “You just have to work really hard to tune out the noise and the static,” says Aniston. She goes on, “Because it gets louder, and people really have an opinion, and you don’t want to shy away from taking chances for fear of what people will say, or living in the wreckage of the future [of] what may be if I do this.” Aniston admits that speculation about her relationship with fiancé Justin Theroux is “on a level that I don’t even understand.” “It’s weird. I think because we are so normal. We’re very non-fabulous in any way,” she says. “They try to create all sorts of narratives to go with a very normal, wonderful life that’s just two people loving each other and living life and working and doing the best they can.” But when asked if the rumor mill “detracts” from her engagement “joy,” Aniston replies, “Oh, God no.” “If it did, I would be dead,” she adds.

Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane "Ended" in Indian Ocean, Prime Minister Says

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 "ended" in the southern Indian Ocean, Malaysia's prime minister said in a press conference Monday. NBC News, Prime Minister Najib Razak said "with sadness and regret" that new satellite data analysis showed the remote area to be the final position of the Boeing 777 that vanished March 8 with 239 people onboard. Malaysia Airlines sent a text message to families of those onboard saying the plane had been "lost." "We have to assume beyond reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board have survived," the message said. "We must now accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in the southern Indian Ocean." Malaysia's prime minister will be holding a press conference Tuesday with further details. "In the meantime, we wanted to inform you of this new development at the earliest opportunity," he said of Monday's sad announcement. "We share this information out of a commitment to openness and respect for the families, two principles which have guided this investigation. Malaysia Airlines have already spoken to the families of the passengers and crew to inform them of this development. For them, the past few weeks have been heartbreaking. I know this news must be harder still. I urge the media to respect their privacy and allow them the space they need at this very difficult time." Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy.

Maria Menounos Leaving Extra

Maria Menounos is leaving the syndicated entertainment show “Extra,” Fashion news and celebrity buzz confirms. Despite unfounded rumors of her being let go or fired, the host is leaving of her own accord to explore other opportunities. In fact, ratings for the show have held up nicely since Menounos joined program. An insider tells FNCbuzz the head honchos at “Extra” have been very gracious, and “did not stand in her way.” Menounos is currently starring with her family on the Oxygen reality show, “Chasing Maria Menounos.” A rep for Menounos was unreachable for comment

Mila Kunis Debuts Tiny Baby Bump, Shops for Groceries With Ashton Kutcher.

The engaged couple hit up an L.A.-area grocery store in the early hours of Sunday morning. Mila, 30, tried to hide her baby bump beneath a baggy gray sweater, which she paired with black sweats, sneakers and aviator shades. Ashton, 36, kept his look low-key as well, wearing a black baseball cap, long-sleeved shirt, basketball shorts and sneakers as he very gentlemanly pushed the couple's cart of groceries. This will be the first marriage for Mila and second for Ashton, who finalized his divorce from Demi Moore in November 2013—two years after announcing their separation. Mila was romantically linked to Macaulay Culkin from 2002 to 2010. It seems, now, that these two lovebirds are happy to settle down. "Listen, in five years I do hope to have a family, and, you know, who knows?" Mila told Interview in August 2012. "I've always been a big proponent of not working for the sake of working, because I don't want to work for the rest of my life—I want to live."

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Michelle Obama sees Great Wall, Chinese educators

Beijing (AFP) - Visiting US first lady Michelle Obama toured China's Great Wall on Sunday, after her arrival at the US embassy in Beijing earlier in the day sparked a minor security alert. She and her daughters strolled along a popular section of the wall and rode down a toboggan on a smoggy afternoon, as part of a week-long visit focused on education and "soft issues" rather than politics. Vendors at the tourist site northeast of the capital appeared to have removed T-shirts which are normally on sale showing President Obama in a Mao hat, with one merchant revealing a boxful of the souvenirs stored in the back of her tent. Earlier in the day, as Obama's motorcade arrived at the US embassy for a roundtable with educators, parents and students, two people just outside the premises began shouting. Police and men in gray sweatshirts and pants hurried to subdue them, and it was unclear why they were yelling. Since arriving in the capital on Thursday night, Obama -- whose mother is also accompanying her -- has also played table tennis with students and toured the Forbidden City with her counterpart Peng Liyuan. She briefly trod political ground in a speech Saturday morning at Peking University's Stanford Centre, calling for greater freedoms while refraining from naming China.
"As my husband has said, we respect the uniqueness of other cultures and societies," Obama told a crowd of about 200 students, most of them from the United States. "But when it comes to expressing yourself freely, and worshipping as you choose, and having open access to information -- we believe those are universal rights that are the birthright of every person on this planet," she said. "We believe that all people deserve the opportunity to fulfil their highest potential, as I was able to do in the United States." But the majority of Obama's speech was devoted to encouraging American students to study in China. View gallery US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and US Ambassador … US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and US Ambassador to China Max Baucus (L) talk with a group of stud … She touted the "100,000 Strong" initiative announced by President Obama during his 2009 visit to Beijing. The programme aims to raise the number and the socioeconomic diversity of Americans studying in China. After her speech, Obama held a virtual roundtable with a group of American students, then took a tour with her family of the Summer Palace, a former imperial getaway not far from Peking University. In opening remarks at Sunday's discussion in the embassy, she stressed that "education is an important focus for me". "It's personal, because I wouldn't be where I am today without my parents investing and pushing me to get a good education," she said. The participants discussed standardised testing, opportunities to go to college and the treatment of ethnic minorities in the education system. Obama will also visit the northern city of Xian, site of the famous ancient Terracotta Warriors, and Chengdu in the southwest, home to the country's iconic pandas.

Angelina Jolie and Stella McCartney Designing 'Maleficent' Gear

Angelina Jolie thinks it's inevitable – your kid is going to want to dress like her. The mother of six, 38, has teamed up with Stella McCartney and Disney to create a line of children's clothing inspired by her upcoming movie, "Maleficent."
The capsule collection, called Maleficent by Stella McCartney Kids, features eight designs for boys and girls, including the two outfits shown below, as well as t-shirts, princess dresses, sandals, and sneakers, ranging in price from $75 to $185. Yep, some of these ensembles cost $185. How do you like them apples? (Oh, wait, wrong fairytale.
The creations will be available for purchase at the end of April in Disney stores, online, and at Stella McCartney stories worldwide. In true Jolie fashion, some of the proceeds will go to a good cause; 10 percent of the sales in Stella McCartney stores and online will benefit SOS Children's Villages, which provides homes for children in need. "Maleficent," a live action reimagining of "Sleeping Beauty," stars Jolie as the title character and Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora. The film arrives in theaters on May 30.

'Homeland' Star James Rebhorn Dead From Skin Cancer

"Homeland" star James Rebhorn died at his home in New Jersey Friday night ... after a long battle with skin cancer ... TMZ has learned. Rebhorn's wife Rebecca tells us the actor was diagnosed with melanoma in 1992 ... and he's been getting treatments ever since. We're told his condition drastically worsened recently and he began receiving hospice care at his New Jersey home. Rebhorn has been acting for 5 decades ... he was awesome as Claire Danes' perpetually worried Dad in "Homeland." He also appeared in "Meet the Parents," "Scent of a Woman," and "Independence Day." He was also the lawyer who put Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine behind bars in the "Seinfeld" series finale. His wife Rebecca says James insisted on working despite his condition ... right through his theater performance in January. He was 65.

Jay Z Fires Back at Drake on Jay Electronica Remix of “We Made It”

ay Z appears on the new Jay Electronica remix of Soulja Boy’s “We Made It,” and uses the track to address some recent criticism from Drake. Drake, who put out his own “We Made It” remix in December, lightly jabbed Jay Z in Rolling Stone last month, complaining about the number of “art references” in the older rapper’s lyrics. In his remix, Jay Z fires back, “Sorry Mr. Drizzy for so much art talk / Silly me, rapping about sh*t that I really bought / While these rappers rap about guns, they ain’t shot / And a bunch of other silly sh*t they ain’t got.”

Juan Pablo’s Daughter Hangs With Nikki Ferrell, Naya Rivera Flaunts Cleavage: See The Week’s Best Celebrity Twitpics!

t was another week filled with celebs sharing their personal photos on social media! Nikki Ferrell spent time with Juan Pablo’s daughter Camila, Naya Rivera flaunted her ample cleavage, and Selena Gomez had a “Ladies Night” with Zooey Deschanel.

Hackney shooting: Boy accused of Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh murder

A teenage boy has been charged with murdering a 15-year-old girl who was shot in the neck in east London. The 15-year-old boy is accused of killing Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh in Hackney on Saturday, Scotland Yard said. She died at a property in Eastway, Hackney Wick, shortly before 16:00 GMT. The accused boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is due to appear at Thames Magistrates' Court later. Two other boys who had been arrested in connection with the shooting have been released without charge, police said.

Eminem Smashes George Strait's 44.89 Million Mark to Become Second Best-Selling Male Artist All-Time

The Marshall Mathers LP 2” sold an additional 13,000 copies for the week ending March 16, according to Nielsen SoundScan, pushing it beyond two million total sales. The milestone continues the rapper's trend of moving more than two million units of each of his albums, per Billboard. Eminem simultaneously hit another mark that should garner some bragging rights. His total sales across all albums now sits at 44.91 million, overtaking country musician George Strait's 44.89 million to become the second-best-selling male artist. However, it is important to note that Strait's career predates the inception of SoundScan data. Garth Books is the top selling artist of the era, regardless of gender. Among all artists in that nearly 23-year span, Eminem is in sixth place, dropping Strait to No. 7. Brooks is on top with 69.52 million. The Beatles are second (65.55 million) and Metallica third (54.26 million), while Mariah Carey sits in fourth (54.24 million) and Celine Dion (52.21 million) rounds out the top five.

Disney Channel Star Bella Thorne Set for New ‘Amityville’ Horror Movie.

Disney Channel sensation Bella Thorne is set to star in the new “Amityville” horror movie for Dimension Films and Blumhouse Productions, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Leigh will play a single mother who moves her three kids into the “Amityville” house, which of course has a very dark history. Dimension had planned on reigniting the popular horror franchise using a found-footage angle but that idea has been dropped, as the format appears to have fallen out of favor with discerning genre fans. “Amityville” remains scheduled for release on Jan. 2, 2015. The original “Amityville Horror” was released in 1979 and received a high-profile remake in 2005 that starred Ryan Reynolds and Chloe Moretz. The franchise is based on Jay Anson's book “The Amityville Horror: A True Story.”

Ciara Celebrates Her Baby Shower With Kim Kardashian and LaLa Anthony

The expectant mother enjoyed a star-studded baby shower at a private home in Los Angeles on Saturday surrounded by besties Kim Kardashian and LaLa Anthony (who acted as one of three co-hosts), along with a beaming Kris Jenner.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Sarah Michelle Gellar Slams Kim Kardashian's Vogue Cover: "I'm Canceling My Vogue Subscription"

Friday, March 21, shortly after the Anna Wintour-approved April issue was revealed, she slams kim kardashian on twitter by tweeting "Well……I guess I'm canceling my Vogue subscription," Gellar tweeted. "Who is with me???" Vogue editor Wintour also defended her controversial choice to place the reality TV star and rapper on the issue's cover in her Editor's Letter. "As for the cover, my opinion is that it is both charming and touching, and it was, I should add, entirely our idea to do it; you may have read that Kanye begged me to put his fiancée on Vogue’s cover. He did nothing of the sort," Wintour, also the creative director of Conde Nast, wrote. "Kanye is an amazing performer and cultural provocateur, while Kim, through her strength of character, has created a place for herself in the glare of the world's spotlight, and it takes real guts to do that."