Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lindsay Lohan’s Life Is Depicted in A Movie

Has often been said that Lindsay Lohan’s life is much like the plot of a movie, and currently this sentence is about to become reality, although not a drama. In an interview published by The New York Times, writer-director Charles Casillo exposed that it is preparing a film about the misadventures of the well-liked actress and singer came out of the house Disney, which spent two years dealing with her addiction drugs. Casillo exposed that the actress who will play Lydia Hearst’s principal, who has a strong physical similarity to Lindsay Lohan. Charles Casillo said the film is about a successful youthful actress whose life suddenly falls apart at the numerous legal problems that is involved because of their addictions to drugs and his custom of partying before a workday.

For now, the hesitant title would be the film’s Dogs in Pocketbooks and begins with the character making a run up in Hollywood since her youth. Shooting begins in February and is projected to take place in Los Angeles, California, and integrated in the deal for an actress whose name has not been revealed but will play Lohan’s mother, a woman worried about the health of her daughter and tries to support it.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Four ‘babes’ with loads of charm

Four lovable young Durban actors are the babes in KickstArt’s Christmas family panto, Robin Hood and The Babes in the Wood, which is proving a big hit at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, where it runs until January 9th month.

Two rounds of exhaustive auditions were held to get two pairs of babes, aged nine to 12, to play the children in the demonstrate.

Of those children chosen, two did tremendously well in the Gateway Road to Fame singing competition at Umhlanga’s Barnyard Theatre, while the additional two have appeared for KickstArt in shows such as Peter Pan and Winnie the Pooh.

There are two pairs of babes in the demonstrate – Lindsey Morris, 11, from Westville and Joshua Arnold, 12, from Umbilo, who alternating with Kiara Teunissen, 9, from Westbrook and Andrew Sutton, 10, from Mount Edgecombe.

The kids are integral to the panto – the plot combines elements of the babes-lost-in-the-forest story based on an old English ballad of 1595 (the unique manuscript is preserved in the British Museum), which tells the story of two orphaned children, abandoned deep in the forest upon the orders of their evil uncle.

This tale is combined with the Robin Hood legend and a enormous dollop of comedy in the form of Robin Hood’s motley crew of merry men in tights, a actually villainous sheriff (Iain “Ewok” Robinson) and an unforgettable dame, Nurse satisfactorily (Darren King).

Monday, December 27, 2010

Laurel Holloman Would Make Bette Porter Swoon, Too: The Autostraddle Interview

Jess chats with Laurel about her emerging art career, the controversy over The Kids Are All Right, her iconic lesbian roles as Tina and Randy Dean, what TV shows she’d be in love with to be on, if she’ll act again and much extra!

If you’re like us, you possibly spent approximately 4-6 years deconstructing every line of dialogue exchanged between Bette Porter and Tina Kinnard, the passionate and turbulent soulmates that formed the pulsing nucleus of the Showtime original series The L Word. Before she was one half of the most holy and blessed union ever to be feature on television, however, Laurel Holloman was already on the radar of gay girls everywhere recognizable with the lesbian film catalogue of the mid-90s. Her breakthrough role as Randy Dean in the 1995 film The amazingly True Adventure of Two Girls In Love launched her indie career, affording her roles in no less than 15 features over the subsequently decade.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

O. Perry Walker Holiday Dance Spectacular delights audience

Despite the freezing temperatures, it was a crowd filled of moms and dads, baby sisters, baby brothers, friends, grandparents ... all gathered at Martin Behrman Elementary’s hall for Making Spirits Bright: A Holiday Dance Spectacular, the winter showcase of O. Perry Walker College and Career introductory High School’s Dance Department.

One of the things that we as administration don’t say sorry for is that, when we’re going through the interviewing process, and we’re talking with people who want to come in and run our programs – whether it be a dance class, an athletic team or so forth, we tell them up front that we wait for our programs to be the very best, said School Administration Manager Tarence Davis.

We want to commend Mrs. Karen Davis-Jones, who is making our (dance) program the very most excellent in the city, one that rivals the program at NOCCA.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Teen star of Western a girl on a mission

Stealing scenes from Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin is barely child's play.

Yet, in True Grit, Hailee Steinfeld - a 13-year-old at the time - not only holds her own beside the seasoned performers but also establishes herself as one of a handful of pint-size actors who gave Oscar-worthy portrayals this year.

In the new screen version by the Coen brothers of the picaresque 1968 novel by Charles Portis, she is a energy to be reckoned with.

Steinfeld has the plum role of Mattie Ross, a pigtail-wearing angel of revenge bent on tracking and killing the no-good felon who slew her father and took his horse and cash.

With an unshakable faith in her Protestant ethic and her justice, Mattie gets to work hiring one-eyed, trigger-happy U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn (Bridges, reprising the role played by John Wayne in the innovative 1969 film) and striking a deal with an egocentric Texas Ranger (Damon).

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Kara Tointon: I'm dyslexic and have never read a book all the way through

Strictly 2010 winner Kara Tointon admits that she struggle with words because of dyslexia. The former East Enders star and has not at all read a novel from start to finish.

Kara, 27 - who says her reading age, is 'about 12' - talked about the challenge of erudition lines in the BBC3 documentary Kara Tointon - Don't Call Me Stupid.

Since I left the show previous year, it's been even more of a struggle to read and memorize lines for last-minute auditions, Kara reveals.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Kylie Minouge Wants Dorky X Factor Contestants Back

Kylie Minogue has blasted the X Factor for creation this year’s contestants less real.

She thinks too much time is spent style contestants but she prefers when they were dorky.

She told the Daily Star: There’s a obvious change with what they’ve done with the contestants from the start of the live shows.

In previous years, they were a bit more…I want to say dorky, but I don’t denote that in a bad way. They were a bit more as they were in genuine life, less styled and groomed.

Kylie’s younger sister, Danni, was mentor to demonstrate winner Matt Cardle and transformed his style from jeans and a hat to stylish suits.

Kylie added: They’ve absolutely all had new looks from the first live show in this series. But it’s different and part of me thinks: ‘Oh, I want them to be more resembling they were in the auditions.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A little piece of Broadway

Grand Falls-Windsor — Grand Falls-Windsor will have its own small Broadway for three evenings in the New Year.

I want to break free; a musical by the Celtic Spirit Dancers featuring the music of Queen will be perform at the Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts at 7 p.m. on the evenings of Jan. 27-29.

The script was written by Sara Sheehan, who also choreographed the demonstrate. She said writing the script has become an Easter holiday event for her, and during summer holidays, she matches the choreography to the script she wrote throughout Easter.

This musical looks at the relationship in the middle of a group of teenagers.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens Call it Quits

High School Musical pair Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens; that is according to the reports made by E! News and Us Weekly have already separated.

A source of E! has revealed, It’s nothing dramatic. There’s no third party involved. Additionally, sources also say that the duo are still excellent friends.

Meanwhile, the source for us has this to say, They are still talking and motionless friends. There’s no drama. No one cheated. They just grew up.

As can be deemed from their projects, Efron and Hudgens have been busy with their career. For Efron, New Orleans is the place as The Lucky One is being filmed while Hudgens is apparently in Hawaii for trip 2: The Mysterious island.

Both youthful adults, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have always complemented their partner. Vanessa, earlier on, admitted to Glamour publication, Right off the bat, we had a connection. I think everybody could see it. When we had our audition, they paired us together and he was gorgeous. I think that we motivate each other. (I love) having someone to grow with.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Black Swan Review: The Price Of Perfection

Nina Sayer, the prima ballerina in Darren Aronofsky’s new thriller, Black Swan, strives for excellence, pirouetting and plieing with technique blameless, but without feeling; a master of precision without depth. Black Swan is structured around her yearning for the release from her self-imposed confines, her inability to let go, and find the passion in her art. Black Swan is visually arresting, expressively assaulting, a masterwork of technique and passion that feels similar to Aronofsky has truly found his own Black Swan within.

At the beginning of the film Nina’s dancing, like Aronofsky’s first three films, feels unfilled. Every step is completely timed, practiced, and thoroughly thought through. What Nina (Natalie Portman) lacks is the emotional connection to the movements that could motivate an audience. She is told as much from the New York City Ballet Company’s director, Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel), as he tries to select the latest Swan Queen for his production of Swan Lake. After flubbing her audition for the fraction, Nina wants to change Thomas’ mind, but when faced with having to push for what she wants, Nina backs down. Thomas challenges her, forcefully grabbing her in a kiss. Originally she gives in, only to bite back literally. She fears this may have ended her career, but by drawing blood Nina proved there was a darkness inside her that could be the absent piece in her achieving perfection.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Defeated Cher Lloyd says she has no chance of winning X Factor

The contestant, who is in Cheryl Cole’s Girls group, thinks she’ll be leaving this Saturday, and said she wants to go with a bang.

X Factor finalist Cher Lloyd has revealed that she has no prospect of winning the talent show this weekend, but wants to go out "with a bang".

Speaking at the official press conference before this Saturday and Sunday’s shows, Cher, who is mentored by Cheryl Cole in the Girls group, said she is just very glad to have made it so far.

I do anticipate to be going, it’s fine, I’ve made it this far and I’m very lucky because I could have gone a fair few weeks ago, but everyone here, they very much deserve to be here, and I know I’m not going to win it. Come on, I’m the rapper and not usually do people like me ever get a chance on the show. So, I’m very, very happy that I’ve come this far, Cher said.

The 17-year-old will be seen on phase this Saturday alongside Black Eyed Peas star and good friend of Cheryl Cole’s,, for a duet – and Cher said that in the face of expecting to be booted out that night, she’s going to give the recital her all.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Carey Mulligan has never felt sexy

Carey Mulligan has not at all felt sexy.

The 24-year-old actress – who lately split from her ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’ co-star Shia LaBeouf – hates tiring skimpy clothes and thinks she is too reasonable to be considered a sex symbol.

She said: I've never felt like a sexy someone… I've always felt like a reasonable person. I've always felt absurd wearing anything illuminating.

Talking of the Hollywood trend to look a convinced way, the British star added that she has not at all felt bad about her looks – although she won't wear small skirts because she doesn't like her legs.

She told Britain’s Elle magazine: I've forever felt different here. I remember going up for auditions, walking into rooms of girls in denim minis, with cut off tank tops, tanned legs, extended hair and manicures, thinking, ‘Erm…’ But it never complete me feel bad. I've never felt pressure to seem like that.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cher cheered on homecoming trip... but will the X Factor hopeful be the first to fall as hate campaign grows?

Cher Lloyd has today returned to her hometown of Malvern, Worcestershire, where she was bounded by hundreds of local fans and well wishers reassuring her on.

And the trip couldn't come at an improved time for the 17-year-old, who is going into this weekend's X Factor final in the face of an online abhorrence campaign.

After the teen scraped through to the last at the expense of 50-year-old Mary Byrne on Sunday nighttime, 'Hate Cher' became a trending topic on Twitter.

The phrase was the fourth nearly all used phrased on the social networking site in the UK and one of the top terms in the world in the hours following the results demonstrate.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

'Idol' online

There's even more modify in store for "American Idol."

With less than seven weeks to go earlier than "Idol" kicks off its 10th season on Jan. 19, rumors are beginning to drip out about how voting is being revamped in a big way.

For the first time in the rivalry show's run, fans will be allowed to vote online, according to reports on "Idol" site

The site also indicates that 242 people received golden tickets to go on to the Hollywood round of auditions during the countrywide tryouts held earlier this year.

Anywhere from 40 to 50 of those "Idol" hopefuls will be tinted during Hollywood week through Q&As and workshops with the contestants, which will give fans a enhanced sense of who the contestants are. That will come in handy since viewers are expected to be accountable for voting for their favorite contestants through online ballots.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Nic and Aaron's Beanstalk battle?

Nicholas Hoult and Aaron Johnson are to battle is out for the role of Jack in Bryan Singer's latest action fantasy Jack the Giant Killer.

The common Suspects director has begun screen-testing for his remake of the 1962 movie based on the fairytale of Jack and the Beanstalk, and while Kick-Ass star Aaron has been an early favorite, A Single Man's Nicholas is also in the running.

Bryan is also screen-testing Aneurin Barnard for the position of the young farmer, according to The Hollywood Reporter, a comparatively unknown Welsh actor who starred in the West End production of the musical Spring Awakening.

Jamie Campbell Bower, who appeared in Sweeney Todd and as Gellert Grindelwald in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, was also on the list, but insiders say he bankrupt his ankle and now can't audition.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Extra claims she was rejected for Hobbit role for looking 'too brown'

British woman of Pakistani origin allegedly refused part in Lord of the Rings prequel for not being light-skinned enough

A British woman of Pakistani origin was allegedly turned away from auditions for Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit in New Zealand on the foundation that she was not white enough.

Naz Humphreys, who is 5ft tall, had travelled to Hamilton from Auckland last Tuesday in the hope of securing an additional role on Peter Jackson's forthcoming two-part adaptation of JRR Tolkien's classic fantasy tale. However, according to the Waikato Times, she was told after a three-hour wait that her skin tone made it improbable she would be cast.

It's 2010 and I still can't believe I'm being discriminated next to because I have brown skin, Ms Humphreys told the Waikato Times. The casting manager essentially said they weren't having anybody who wasn't pale-skinned.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Waltzing Matilda: Dahl's classic dances on to the stage

The RSC join forces with the Australian stand-up Tim Minchin for the first still staging of Roald Dahl's Matilda

It’s the first time you’ve complete this, so walk, don’t try to run,’ the director Matthew Warchus says before sitting back in his chair, tense and ready to watch a practice of the first act of Matilda, a Musical.

This spanking-new show – the newest homage to Roald Dahl – has been commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and today, five weeks into the practice period, is its first run-through. 'It’s as though five tailors have been working in five dissimilar rooms and finally the suit they are making is being put jointly, says the actor Paul Kaye, who plays Matilda’s father, Mr. Wormwood.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Middleburg Heights "Biggest Loser" transforms his life, runs Turkey Trot

On Wednesday, Jerry Skeabeck of Middleburg Heights was featured on NBC’s Where Are They currently, an update on previous contestants from The Biggest Loser reality demonstrate.

This morning, the Highland Hills policeman, 54, will line up beside his daughter Colleen, 25, of North Ridgeville to run the Turkey Trot, a five-mile race through downtown Cleveland. It will be their third time to run the contest.

I’m not a runner, but I have to run to keep the heart fit, he said.

Running was not something he could have done earlier than the pair— both alumni of Midpark High School— were chosen out of 255,000 populace vying for 16 spots on Biggest Loser season six, which featured families. He had never watched the demonstrate before Colleen called from a Detroit try-out to ask if he would link her on the weight-loss quest.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Me want 'SNL'! Cookie Monster auditions

Cookie Monster has made an audition tape to convince "SNL" that he can host the demonstrate. Sesame Street posted the video Wednesday on YouTube and Facebook.

Introducing the tape, Cookie Monster says he wants to branch out beyond me cookie-eating career. The four-minute video follows with Cookie Monster doing a run-through of an incident of Saturday Night Live.

He performs a concise opening monologue, a MacGruber-like sketch dubbed Macarooner, a few Weekend Update jokes and a musical guest manifestation as Monster Gaga.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sarah Palin’s Confusing, Hostile Yet Beneficial Relationship With Reality Television

The reality TV gods have been very sort to Sarah Palin. Her own show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska is a demonstrable hit, breaking ratings records for the usually stolid network TLC. Additionally, the former Governor’s own daughter Bristol Palin is a finalist on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, affording Mama Palin copiousness of invaluable network TV appearances in which the presidential hopeful comes off as a helpful and relatable mother. It seems odd, then, that leaked excerpts of Palins’ latest book are very serious of reality television (specifically American Idol), essentially refudiating the very genre from which she benefits so greatly.

Unless you’ve been living on an Arctic ice floe, you are well conscious of Sarah Palin’s evolving relationship with the mainstream media, and her possess mega-budget, Mark Burnett-produced reality show. Many media critics have openly recommended that the reality show is nothing more than an expensive political campaign ad designed to demonstrate how normal Ms. Palin’s life is, but with exciting family adventures, each coincidentally proving the inborn strength and decisiveness of the former Alaska Governor.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Paula Abdul - Abdul Launches Casting Website

Singer-turned-reality TV star PAULA ABDUL has launched a fresh website to help up-and-coming stars get discovered in Hollywood.

The Opposites Attract hit maker started up Audition Booth on Monday (22Nov10) in the hope of linking wannabes with casting directors, producers and managers.

Abdul, who helped launch the careers of Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood as a former judge on American Idol, has even started her individual blog on the site which features advice and videos on how to succeed at auditions.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hollywood Walk of Fame star for Christina Aguilera

It's no Mickey Mouse thing. Christina Aguilera has a celebrity on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

With some 1,000 fans jamming a Hollywood Boulevard sidewalk to watch, Aguilera gushed with enjoyment Monday as the star was unveiled in front of the Hard Rock Cafe.

Oh my goodness! How amazing it is to see all of your wonderful faces. This is a huge staple in my life. Thank you all from the bottom of my spirit, said the 29-year-old pop diva, who was dressed in a white halter dress and leopard Loubatin heels.

Aguilera was just a child when she broke into show business almost 20 years ago as a member of The New Mickey Mouse Club, a show that also counted Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake as cast members.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Katy Perry admits that producers insist on X Factor joke acts!

Katy Perry has admitted some ‘X Factor’ contestants are selected for people to laugh at.

The ‘Firework’ singer – who was a guest judge during the audition stages of this year’s competition – insists the panelists would rather just see high-quality singers who have a serious chance of winning the show.

Asked if she thought it was mean when awful contestants are deliberately put through, she said: Yeah. They did that when I was there and it wasn’t us who did it. It was the behind-the-scenes citizens.

All of us were sitting there like; Can we persist with the real show please? We were all looking for talent so that’s obviously kind of a prank.
The brunette beauty also hinted she expects conjecture that she will join the panel of the US version of ‘X Factor’ to become a reality.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Busy Kelly brook has no time to get into relationship

Actress Kelly Brook has no time for affairs as she is preparing for an audition for a top-secret play.

The model, who parted ways with the former England fly-half Danny Cipriani in the summer, has decided to put her career prior to her love life.

I’m still single and not actually looking at the moment as I’m so busy with work, the Telegraph quoted her as saying.

The model, who co-hosted the sight Wearer Of The Year ceremony at the Victoria and Albert musuem, will spend Christmas with her mother.

I’m going home to Kent and look forward to spending time with my family and friends.
I’m also reading for a top-secret play in a little day’s time. It’s going to be an all-women show, but I can’t say more than that or I’ll obtain told off, she said.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Jennifer Lopez Does Not Want Her Songs On Idol

The singer-and-actress ' who joined Randy Jackson on the judging panel along with Aerosmith star Steven Tyler earlier this year ' found it amusing when people at the recent Los Angeles auditions perform their versions of her hits, but has advised hopefuls on the star-search show to try a dissimilar approach.

She said: It was pretty, super entertaining and flattering, but no.
I think everybody tried to be as honest as they can without breaking anyone's spirits. They know we're not out to cut them down or make a joke of them. We're trying to mentor them to the subsequently step.

However while some hopefuls have failed to impress, Jennifer admitted she is excited about the talent so far this season even though the lengthy audition progression is taking its toll.

She said: 'We've put a bunch of people through - possibly more than they have in the past.
We have about 15-20 actual superstars, people who could be recording artists.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Decadent decade of '20s challenges students

Behind the glitter and glamour of the Roaring '20s lurk a seamier side of American society.

A student production at Otterbein University in Westerville will examine the sour notes of the Jazz Age with The Wild festivity, opening tonight in the Campus Center Theatre.

With an orgy, a rape and a slaughter, The Wild Party goes several steps beyond most other Otterbein productions in challenging theatergoers.
The provocative piece - suggested for grown-up audiences because of its language, violence and sexuality - revolves around Prohibition-era conflict and revels at a party in New York.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Belgian actress savors Eastwood's unusual style

LOS ANGELES (Back Stage) - Clint Eastwood's "Hereafter" marks a shift into uncharted territory for the director.

Departing from his usual thrillers, crime dramas, and small-scale human-interest stories, this rambling latest film spans three countries in telling the tales of troubled American factory worker and psychic George Lonegan (Matt Damon); grieving London youngster Marcus (Frankie McLaren), whose twin brother is killed in a car mishap; and high-profile Parisian reporter Marie LeLay (Cecile de France), who starts to question the possibility of an afterlife following she is almost killed in a tsunami. Though the three are worlds not together, their search to understand what happens after death brings them together.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

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NRT goes to the 'Cabaret'

Singing, dancing and Nazis: No repayment Theater will perform “Cabaret” this weekend at 9:20 tonight, 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in 111 Forum.

Admission to the performance is gratis, but donations are accepted to help NRT with its future productions.

Director Alex Principe said he initially wanted to direct an adaptation of Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” for the Halloween weekend show, but Disney wouldn’t give him the rights, so he chose “Cabaret” instead.

I wanted to creep people out, Principe (senior-theatre) said. What improved way to scare people other than by throwing reality at them?

Cabaret centers on Clifford Bradshaw, a writer who travels to Berlin from his native Harrisburg and meets a cabaret player named Sally Bowles at the Kit Kat Klub. The play takes place as the Nazi party is rising to power in the untimely 1930s.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wagner to WIN X Factor? He may be favourite to go but new Internet campaign is attempting to get him to Christmas number one

He strangely managed to cling on to his spot on the X Factor despite his brash and sexualized recital on Saturday night – and was yesterday dubbed a misogynist bully.

But former lion tamer Wagner Carrilho is now being primed to rocket to the pinnacle of the charts this Christmas due to an internet campaign run by the similar group that last year ruined Joe McElderry’s hopes of topping the charts.

The 54-year-old stunned millions with his bizarre recital of the Spice Girls hit Spice Up Your Life while leering at a troupe of semi-clad women.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The lights go up Sunday for 'A Chorus Line'

Julia Freyer still can’t quite believe her chance.

A native of Grand Rapids, she take up theater studies at Pennsylvania State University, and within three months of graduation, she hit the road with a revival of the longest-running American musical in Broadway record.

And during powerful rehearsals for the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning A Chorus Line, Freyer said, I realized it might be 35 years old, but it actually parallels what we had all just gone through.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

What Was The Most Stolen Car In 2009?

What does each little girl dream of? To be a princess. To wear a gorgeous dress and be whisked away in a horse and carriage by a handsome Prince. Emma Dearden’s musical talents have blessed her with the opening to fulfill the fairy tale fantasy in her new role as Cinderella at Brighton’s Theatre Royal.

Glancing over Emma’s lengthy CV had made me rather anxious about meeting the 21-year-old performer. Actress, singer, model, dancer and straight ‘A’ student, Emma is quick on her way to national stardom. After weeks of interview postponements and rearrangement, I gained a glimpse into the hectic lifestyle and competing demands an aspiring actress has to deal with. With an hour to spare from her tiring schedule of casting calls, auditions and rehearsals, we meet in Emma’s local pub, Hurstpierpoint’s New Inn.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Nicole Scherzinger tops poll of X Factor guest judges

Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger has topped a poll to discover who the British public thought was the greatest X Factor guest judge on the show this year.

Due to Dannii Minogue's pregnancy, the X Factor producers brought in five celebrity guest judges to fill her spot on the judging board. Over the weeks of the live auditions, viewers saw former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, Aussie popstar Natalie Imbruglia, present chart favourite Pixie Lott and American stars Scherzinger and Katy Perry sit alongside the usual judges at the live auditions.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Look at me now! X Factor's Chloe Mafia is virtually unrecognisable as she has a makeUNDER for photoshoot

There's been a lot of controversy surrounding X Factor competitor Chloe Mafia.

And while mainly of the stories surrounding the 19-year-old have been tawdry claims surrounding her personal life, many comments have been about her choice of makeup.

From the layers of heavy foundation she wore for her first audition to the ever-increasing extent of her fake eyelashes throughout bootcamp, viewers took to the internet in their thousands to pass judgment on her look.

But now Chloe has unveiled an completely new look after undergoing a make under for a magazine photo shoot.

Friday, October 8, 2010

X Factor 2010: Katie Waissel promises ‘showstopper’ performance

X Factor finalist Katie Waissel is desperate to confirm that she deserves her place on the ITV show, or some would say just desperate in common.

The singer also known as Lola Fontaine, has formerly starred in her own online reality TV show and had even landed an American record deal, before entering the ITV demonstrate. Many viewers are furious that despite all these breaks, some alleged connections to Simon Cowell’s record label and the reality that she messed up during two of her auditions, Cheryl Cole still chose Katie as one of her peak three singers.

Speaking to This Morning, the 24 year old singer admitted that she has something to attest to the public and said that she can’t wait for people to see that she deserves to be there.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

TV Review: Harry Loves Lisa

I have an inordinate liking for Lisa Rinna, one that has a long, convoluted back-story involving her arc on Veronica Mars, opposite her real-life husband Harry Hamlin. So TV Land’s fresh reality show, Harry Loves Lisa, hits all my sweet spots. Lisa Rinna being outrageous in my living room on a weekly basis? Yes, please.

What’s more surprising about the demonstrate is Hamlin. He’s always seemed like a stunted action movie star, someone whose career never actually took off, stranding him at C-plus level. Yet in real life (or “real” life), he comes across as a pleasant, intelligent man. His lisping impression of a gay director request him to drop trou during an audition for Equus in the '70s is borderline offensive, but he also played gay in the 1982 film Making Love, a film that comes up continually in interviews with him and which Hamlin has stated frequently he is proud of.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Wanted’s Jay Criticises Cheryl Cole

Jay from The Wanted is the newest star to question Cheryl Cole’s choices on The X Factor.

The Girls Aloud star has caused debate by putting through both Katie Waissell and Cher Lloyd, despite dodgy final auditions.

And it seems one fifth of the hottest fresh boy band around agrees with many members of the public.

He said: What is the point of doing your audition if it is not base on that? If she had made up her mind previously then why not everyone just go after the first audition and not bother auditioning again.

Sometimes it's a bit heart-wrenching when you look at someone gets crushed but it gets people talking.

Monday, October 4, 2010

X Factor Fans Slam Cole Over Final Contestants

X Factor fans have slammed judge Cheryl Cole over her challenger choices after she put two girlst hrough who fluffed their auditions.

Viewers have taken to the internet to vent their anger after Cole put through Katie Waissel and Cher Lloyd in place of the likes of Gamu Nhengu, Treyc Cohen and Keri Arrindell - who all execute flawless auditions.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

WesCeleb: Samantha Pearlman ’11

Samantha Pearlman ’11 is a lively triple-threat in the theater world. This actress/singer/dancer sat down with The Argus to converse her Puerto Rican accent, the pranks she puts up with, and her future move to the city that not at all sleeps.

The Argus: I’ve seen and read that you have been very involved with Second phase Theater during your time at Wesleyan. Can you say to me more about that?

Samantha Pearlman: During my first semester at Wesleyan, I was in three Second phase plays. I’ve actually gotten involved in the student theater scene. I think Second Stage is one of the coolest things about Wesleyan because it’s a beautiful space completely dedicated to students. As for a few highlights, I played the title role in Jose Rivera ‘s Marisol my freshman year. My sophomore year I was in a musical called Black Friday that a senior wrote for his theory. And then last year I was in Sweeney Todd and I played Mrs. Lovett. This semester, I’m directing something for Second phase for the first time, along with Ross Shenker ’11. We are directing a cabaret evening that goes up this Friday and Saturday evening in the ’92. It’s comprised of six singers and every will sing two songs. We’ve only been rehearsing a week, so it will be attractive to see what happens.

X Factor 2010: Pixie Lott backs ‘wicked’ Cher Lloyd

Pixie Lott has admitted that she is backing 16 year aged Cher Lloyd, to win this year’s X Factor sequence.

The Gravity singer stepped into the breach and acted as a guest judge at the Cardiff auditions for the illustrate.

In an interview with X Magazine, Pixie revealed that she has been impressed by one competitor in particular this year. She said:

Cher was wicked, wasn’t she? So cool and distinctive

She added: I think she could win the demonstrate.

16 year old Cher, from Malvern in Worcestershire, was first seen impress Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Natalie Imbruglia at her initial audition, when she sang Turn My Swag On by Soulja Boy.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Smallville – ‘Shield’ Promo Photos

Guest stars are famous in this set of promo pics we have for ‘Shield’, the second episode of Season 10 of Smallville. The CW has sent BSC a batch of promotional pics that contain looks of Cat Grant, Dead shot, and Shayera and you’ll be able to see them on-screen on October 1st. In fresh Smallville casting news, last week we told you that Man of Steel mythos vet and present desperate housewife Teri Hatcher would be appearing this season.

Friday, September 24, 2010

New American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez bans ex-husband from auditions

Ojani Noa - the star's first spouse - had planned to wait in line and serenade his previous wife with one of her own songs when auditions open in California on Wednesday.

However, J.Lo - who was unveiled as a fresh member of the judging panel this week along with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler - told the show's producers, Fox, she would be sore with Cuban-born Ojani appearing leading to him being told by bosses he could be arrested if he went ahead with his plans.

A friend of Ojani told Jennifer got Fox to make sure the screeners would not let Ojani anywhere close to the auditions.

Fox made it clear that he was not welcome and that he could be arrested if he showed up, so he backed-out at the very last minute.

It was a shame because all he wanted to do was to showcase his voice and illustrate people that he can really sing too.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Pumpkins, peeled

AN OUTSIDER could possibly argue there is something inherently tragic about Billy Corgan in 2010.

As the bandleader and chief songwriter of the Smashing Pumpkins, Corgan was a determining 1990s figure during the most vital period of modern rock. Yet although the grunge era produced many immense records, much of it was underpinned by a slacker ethos that sits awkwardly with Corgan.

He was, and relics, an obsessive control freak and workaholic with an ludicrously deep-seated self-belief in his music.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Glee Songs of Charice Now in iTunes

The premiere episode of Season 2 of America’s famous TV program Glee has lastly hit the TV screens September 21 and as expected, it is packed with so much fun, talent and most of all enthusiasm. A lot of new characters appeared as early as the episode blasted and it has included Philippines’ youthful diva Charice.

She played the character of Sunshine Corazon who happens to be threat to Rachel Berry. Their first meet was a battle duet of Telephone of Lady Gaga and Beyonce. Rachel therefore concluded that Sunshine is not just for backup hummer and a genuine threat to her spotlight. She gave the exchange student wrong directions to the audition just to get rid of her. luckily, fellow Asians Mike and Tina helped Sunshine to the real audition. Sunshine then sang her own rendition of Dreamgirls’ Listen leaving everybody in awe. Sadly, Sunshine was bribed by rival Vocal Adrenaline giving her a condo and a green and just carried her away from New Directions. She’ll be reverse on the Regionals though.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Ex-hubby 'Idol'

Jennifer Lopez' first husband wants to struggle out for American Idol -- a stunt that could ruin the new Idol judge's first day at job.

Ojani Noa says he will not only be in line Wednesday in LA to audition for the demonstrate, but he also plans to sing one of JLo's songs, according to a report.
As well as the mass audition, Idol is expected to proclaim Wednesday that Lopez and Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler have been hired as the show's fresh judges -- replacing Simon Cowell and Kara DioGuardi.

Lopez, who was conjugal to Noa for less than a year in 1997, has been in and out of court with her ex since 2002, when she fired him as the chef/manager of her LA restaurant, Madre.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Source Says Jennifer Lopez Sure to Be “Idol” Judge

Despite all the unconstructive talks about her alleged diva demands, Jennifer Lopez is allegedly already a cinch to join Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler as judges of American Idol Season 10.

A source cited by Usa magazine said that JLo is absolutely joining idol with the contract now ready for Lopez’s signature. Lopez’s hiring could be announced subsequently month, just in time for the beginning of the auditions for the new season. Despite early setbacks, the negotiations ended up working out and they have a excellent agreement, the source said.

Earlier, there were reports that Idol producers were having problems agreeing to Lopez’s divalike demands, although those claims were not at all substantiated. Another report claims that Lopez will receive $12 million to sit in the panel. The offer is allegedly down from the $15 million that Lopez demanded.

Lady Gaga’s VMA 2010 Redcarpet Costume Photos

Lady Gaga win MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, 2010 in Los Angeles. The eye sight of the audition was only at Lady Gaga because she was looking beautiful in her Costume at VMA 2010 Redcarpet. Lady Gaga was nabbing six Moonmen including the night’s largest award of ‘Video of the Year’. The show was hosted by comedienne Chelsea Handler.

Lady Gaga wore a gold feathered mohawk at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards which was detained at Nokia Theatre L.A. The 24-year-old wore an beautiful Alexander McQueen gown.

Gaga is nominated for 13 moonman trophies, and she previously won two for Best Dance Video (”Bad Romance”) and Best Collaboration (”Telephone” with Beyonce)!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Lourdes` first day at `Fame` school

Madonna's daughter Lourdes has follow in her mum's footsteps and enrolled at acting school.

The 14-year-old had her first day at the impressive New York LaGuardia School of Music And Performing Arts earlier this week – the very place that enthused the film Fame.

But her admission was marred by rumors that she did not have to audition, unlike regular pupils, Contact music reported.

Nonetheless she seemed to be appropriate in quite well when she was snapped hanging out with her new pals outside the Manhattan school.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Eye candy is about all that 'Hellcats' has going for it

Two-four-six-eight, Hellcats is not possible to appreciate.

The new CW drama could just as simply have been Cheerios. The set-up is what should be an awkward lift from the cheerleading squad on Glee. All that's missing is Sue Sylvester. Hellcats badly need a character as richly realized.

Marti Perkins, a student at Lancer University in Memphis, views cheerleaders with scorn. They're football groupies in her eyes.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cher Lloyd becomes X Factor favourite with celebrity endorsements

Teenage X Factor sensation, Cher Lloyd, has speedily become the favorite to win the talent demonstrate after a well received performance of Soulja Boy’s rap song Turn My Swag On Saturday night’s installment of the programmed.

Although viewers haven’t even seen all the auditions yet, bookmakers have installed Cher as the current 5/1 favorite to take the X Factor circlet and do battle for the Christmas number one slot.

Cher’s monumental rise has been partly due to celebrity support which has voiced itself from crossways the musical spectrum.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Simon Cowell refuses to ban 'prostitute' Chloe Mafia from competing on The X Factor

Simon Cowell will allow a prostitute to vie on The X Factor.

The 50 year-old said people from any walk of life should be given a possibility to win the show.

Quizzed on contestant Chloe Mafia, who was exposed to be a £160-an-hour escort, he said the show was open to everyone.

He added: We haven't banned prostitutes. We can't just take people off the demonstrate because they might do something that upsets some people.

If a person applies to be on the X Factor it's palpable to me that they want to do something better with their life.

The show's executive producer Richard Holloway said: There is no cause why she shouldn't be allowed. She wouldn't be able to be a prostitute while she's doing the show clearly.