Thursday, October 28, 2010

ACCESS EXCLUSIVE: Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon: 'We Are Pregnant!'

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- After months of media speculation, Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon are ready to break their silence for the first time.

In a new, exclusive interview with Access Hollywood's Billy Bush from inside the couple's Manhattan home, Mariah and Nick confirmed they are expecting their first child together.

"Yes, we are pregnant, this is true!" Mariah told Billy of the baby that is due this spring. "It's been a long journey. It's been tough because I've been trying to hold on to a shred of privacy."

Mariah said that after months of media speculation, she had to speak out.

"At this point, there is no choice. I either talk or I hibernate," she said.

In the interview, which will air on Access Hollywood on Thursday, Mariah and Nick spoke candidly about their journey together, which included a terrifying miscarriage they experienced not quite two years ago. Mariah and Nick revealed they were getting ready to tell their friends and family the good news that they were expecting over the holidays back at that time, when they found out she was no longer pregnant.

"It kind of shook us both and took us into a place that was really dark and difficult," Mariah told Billy about the devastating miscarriage. "When that happened... I wasn't able to even talk to anybody about it. That was not easy."

After the miscarriage, Nick said that the experience has made them stronger as a couple and he admires Mariah's strength.

"It definitely brought us closer together," Nick told Billy. "It strengthened our relationship so much... She handled it so well."

Now that the word is out, Mariah and Nick say they plan to celebrate together and with their friends and family.

"The greatest gift on earth is a child," Nick said. "We've had names picked out from the first day we met and we want to stay true to that."

Mariah's new CD, "Merry Christmas II You," is due out on November 2.


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Céline Dion Gives Birth to Healthy Twin Boys

Céline Dion is a mom again – times two!

The singer, 42, gave birth to fraternal twin boys on Saturday at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., at 11:11 a.m. and 11:12 a.m., her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

"Celine, René and their son René-Charles are thrilled," says her rep.

One of the babies weighed in at 5 lbs., 4 oz., with the other at 5 lbs., 10 oz.

Dion's doctor, Ronald Ackerman, said at a press conference outside the hospital Friday evening that the delivery, done via C-section, went as expected. He also revealed that the twins were both born with a good amount of hair.

The twins are healthy, says Dion's rep, but will spend the next few days in an incubator because they were born premature.

"Celine is resting now and they plan to discuss what to name the boys when she wakes up," the rep adds. "René-Charles has been to the hospital to visit his brothers and is just so excited they are here."

Source: People

Gary Allan Puts It Back Together

Gary Allan has had one very difficult decade. During that time, there’ve been some critical accolades and some hit records in his career. But there’s also been a series of tough episodes in his personal life.

His wife committed suicide in 2004 while Gary was in the house. His father died in 2008. And an obsessed fan vandalized his house in 2009.

Gary never did a lot of interviews before that, but he pulled back even more as he went through those hard times, keeping to himself while he healed. Fortunately, Gary is pretty much back on track, a message he tried to send to his fans through a song on his current album, Get Off On The Pain.

“‘No Regrets’ is my way of telling the world that I’m sleeping good at night, I’m OK,” he told The Dallas Morning News. “I just felt like I could sing it, like I was ready to do it emotionally. The first time I sang it, I didn’t make it through. The second time it got a little easier. That’s the closest I’ve let the crowd to me onstage. I felt really exposed.”

Gary’s played for a whole lot of crowds through the years. In the beginning of his career, his audiences were in Southern California bars where some of the crowd was country fans and some of it was punk rockers. He graduated to life as an opening act for other stars at arena shows, and he even played a few stadiums during a Kenny Chesney tour.

Now Gary’s headlining arenas on his own in some markets, testing the education he got through all those performances.

“I feel like I’ve always made music so that I can play live,” he said. “My rush has always been playing live, and now my rush is playing live in larger rooms. I’ve done the barrooms so long, and now arenas still hold a match for me. I’ve been learning. It’s been a lot of fun. You need to walk across the stage and look natural in front of a crowd. Little things like that.”

Gary’s headlining these days with Randy Houser and Jerrod Niemann opening his arena shows. He’ll be closing 2010 with a New Year’s Eve show at one rockin’ party bar: the House of Blues in Las Vegas.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Eminem Was A Victim Of Bullying, He Reveals

One of today's most popular rappers was a victim of bullying as well! Just goes to show that this problem can affect anyone.

As a child, Eminem was bullied so harshly that his mother sued the Detroit school system.

His history of being bullied started in elementary school, when a bully, DeAngelo Bailey, split his lip open and knocked the wind out of him. He suffered further beatings from the same bully, including a bathroom incident, where Em "sustained injuries to his head, face, back and legs."

In his worst run-in with the bully, Bailey hit Em in the face with a "snowball containing a heavy object or a piece of ice," and then proceeded to beat him up, which resulted in a concussion and temporary loss of vision in one eye for Em.

Eminem later referenced his bully in his 1999 song "Brain Damage" which included the following lyrics about Bailey:

"He banged my head against the urinal till he broke my nose/ Soaked my clothes in blood, grabbed me and choked my throat."

Bailey sued Eminem in 2001 for violation of privacy, but the suit was rightfully tossed out.

Recently, Eminem has been speaking out against bullying, in an effort to combat the trend of suicides resulting from anti-gay bullying in schools, despite the fact that Em himself has been accused of fueling anti-gay bullying through his song lyrics

Source: PerezHilton

Friday, October 15, 2010

Rumor: Ken Paves Dumps Jessica Simpson As A Client

Jessica Simpson's longtime hairstylist and BFF Ken Paves has dumped her as a client.

A source reveals:

"Ken is sick of her cycle of dumping friends when she's with a guy. She smothers guys and they dump her. Then she goes back to Ken."

That's not being a very good friend, Jess.

When Paves was asked if the rumors about the split were true, he struggled to answer and gave the typical "we're both busy".


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Carrie Underwood Hits Nashville On a High Note

One thing is very clear about Carrie Underwood: She’s not afraid of heights!

Carrie brought her Play On Tour to Music City’s Bridgestone Arena Wednesday night, playing quite often with the altitude in the place. A series of hydraulic platforms lifted her at times 15 feet above the stage, which was already several feet above the venue’s floor. A swing lifted her 12 feet or so as she belted out “Just A Dream.” And the night’s biggest effect had her singing John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” from the back of a pickup truck that travelled over the audience, hung from a track cabled to the ceiling.

But the real heights were the tone and volume of her performances. Carrie’s recordings are always big, but in person, she’s even more impressive, kicking out those challenging vocals for an hour and 45 minutes, letting up only long enough for the occasional costume change. She hit those notes with impressive precision, not only holding the tones but also delivering them with power.

Particularly stunning was “I Know You Won’t,” a song from the Carnival Ride album that had her hitting difficult intervals with clarity and expression. Singers do that periodically while contorting their faces and their bodies, but not Carrie. She rendered the whole thing with minimal effort while sitting on a step. The effect was simply jaw-dropping.

With her unrelenting power and attraction to dramatic material, Carrie is essentially the latest in a stylistic line that derives from Martina McBride and Trisha Yearwood, who in turn bear some similarity in approach to their predecessor, Linda Ronstadt. And if she employed just a little more campy drama, you could compare Carrie to powerhouse Patti LaBelle, too.

Carrie will return to the arena Nov. 10 to co-host the 44th annual Country Music Association Awards with Brad Paisley as the industry celebrates itself.

After Wednesday’s show, which included opening acts Billy Currington and Sons Of Sylvia, the after-party was all about Carrie — a room full of executives ate doughnuts and biscuits and sweet potato pancakes on a stick, and talked about what a significant display they’d just seen. Fellow “American Idol” alum Danny Gokey was there, as were Grand Ole Opry manager Pete Fisher and songwriters Brett James (“Cowboy Casanova”), Ashley Gorley (“You’re Gonna Miss This”) and Kelley Lovelace (“All-American Girl”).

And some of the folks in the room were probably wishing they could have a second shot at filling out their early-round CMA ballots, because you can make a pretty easy case that a woman with that kind of natural talent and that level of showmanship belongs among the Entertainer of the Year finalists.


Friday, October 08, 2010

Josh Turner Mourns a Friend

Josh Turner’s family has suffered through some heartbreak that just about any pet owner would understand.

Josh’s bloodhound, Moses, died Sept. 24. Josh and his wife, Jennifer, added him to the household in the year after they got married, and the dog appeared in the “Everything Is Fine” video.


Kim Kardashian ‘Attacked’ in Nightclub

Kim Kardashian reportedly had a drink thrown on her last night which resulted in a Kardashian family throwdown at a New York City nightclub, according to TMZ:

The Kardashian clan was at Juliet last night, when a male fan asked for a pic with Kim. His girlfriend flew off the handle and threw a drink at Kim.

Scott Disick and Khloe jumped into the fracas and in the scuffle, Khloe’s ring flew off and skidded across the floor. Our spies inside the club say Khloe literally dove across the floor to retrieve it … which she eventually did.

Source: TMZ

SHARK After Tom Cruise For Bull Movie

An animal protection group SHARK (Showing Animals Respect And Kindness) is asking Tom Cruise to reject the part of a rodeo champion in the upcoming flick, Paper Wings. SHARK feels that by accepting the part and allowing the film to be made, he would be aiding in "glorifying rodeos," a venue notorious for animal abuse.

The organization’s president, Steve Hindi, is trying to contact Tom to set up a meeting, so that he might educate him about what really goes on behind-the-scenes of rodeos. The group has compiled videos from venues across the country, documenting first hand the cruelty of these places. But so far, Tom hasn't gotten back to them.


Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Oksana on Mel: 'I Thought He Would Kill Me'

Mel Gibson's baby mama, Oksana Grigorieva, is speaking out for the first time since the release of Gibson's shocking recordings, and to no one's surprise, she feared for her life.

"I thought he would kill me," Grigorieva said during an interview with People magazine. "He punched me in the mouth... I went to grab my keys and he's pulling a gun out of his shorts. He's starting to wave it... He threatened to kill me if I go to the police."

The Russian singer claims that the actor was also very "depressed" and said he had thoughts of "suicide," but would never kill himself because of his Catholic faith and the fear of going to hell.

n an effort to clear up allegations that she leaked the tapes of Gibson's rants, Oksana said it's completely untrue. "I didn't think they were valuable to begin with. To me they were truthful evidence of a crime he committed," she said, adding that the only person she sent them to was her sister. "I emailed them to my sister, who deleted them, she said, back in February. I don't know who leaked them."

Gibson and Grigorieva are both currently under investigation; Gibson for domestic violence and Grigorieva for extortion.

"I'm not angry at him," said Oksana. "For the sake of Lucia, I really want him to be well. He has to have the courage to be responsible for what he's done."

Check out the entire interview in the new issue of People -- on newsstands Friday.

Source: Extra Tv

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Injured 'Big Bang Theory' star Kaley Cuoco returing to work

Three weeks after breaking her leg in a horseback-riding mishap, Big Bang Theory leading lady Kaley Cuoco is getting ready to head back to work.

Cuoco—who ended up missing only two episodes—is scheduled to report back to the set of her CBS hitcom the week of Oct. 11.

It goes without saying that producers will be incorporating her injury into Penny’s storyline, but how? My guess: Penny slipped on a piece of Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake at work. Run with it, Bill Prady.


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