Archive for May, 2012

Emma Yong Who Died Of Stomach Cancer At Age 36, Fellow Thespians Hold Memorial Concert Plus Donation Info

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Source & Story Credit: Yahoo Singapore – Kai Fong

Photo Credit: Yahoo Singapore – The Pond Photography

Posted: Sunday May 27, 2012 @2:15 p.m. PST

 

 

If you “heart” Emma Yong, mark the date — 15 June — as her fellow thespians come together for a memorial concert that will feature the late singer-actress’s favourite songs.

Yong, better known as one-third of musical cabaret group Dim Sum Dollies, died from stomach cancer on 2 May at the age of 36.

Besides tunes from The Dim Sum Dollies routines, concert-goers can expect romantic ballads from local musicals like “Beauty World”, “Cinderella” and “Aladdin”, as well as the theatre actress’s favourite Disney selections and jazz standards.

Starring some of the most well-loved names in Singapore theatre including Adrian Pang, Glen Goei,Pam Oei, Selena Tan and Tan Kheng Hua, the memorial concert will also raise funds for a cause Yong was passionate about. The Emma Yong Fund gives aid to theatre practitioners in Singapore suffering from all critical illnesses.

Both concerts on 15 June, one at 7:30pm and another at 9:30pm, will take place at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Ticket prices begin from S$50 and go up to S$1,000 for seats within the VIP Box.

All proceeds from the concerts, including the S$3 SISTIC handling fee, will go to The Emma Yong Fund, which is administered with the assistance of The Community Foundation of Singapore as well as The Singapore Cancer Society.

If you wish to make a donation to The Emma Yong Fund, please make a cheque out to The Community Foundation of Singapore, with your full name, IC/Passport number, contact number as well as the words “The Emma Yong Fund”.

For enquiries about this fund, please call The Community Foundation of Singapore at +65-6550 9384. For more information, please visit http://www.emmayongfund.org or email info@ info@emmayongfund.org .

Tickets are available at all SISTIC outlets. For ticketing enquiries, please call +65 9874 4465 or email boxoffice@dreamacademy.com.sg

Emma Yong continues to shine in the hearts of her friends and her fans. (Photo by The Pond Photography) Story Credit: Kai Fong

 

Mariah Carey’s Liver Cancer, HIV Positive & Ex Prostitute Sister Alison Pleas To Meet The Twins

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Source & Story Credit: Daily Mail – Leah Simpson and Lucy Buckland -tweetmysong.com

Photo Credit: Daily Mail via Splash News – People – tweetmysong.com

Posted: Sunday May 27, 2012 @1:30 p.m. PST

 

 

Mariah Carey’s estranged HIV-positive ex-prostitute sister has issued a desperate plea to her superstar sister – to let her meet her niece and nephew.

Alison Carey, 50, revealed she yearned to finally meet her sisters children Moroccan Scott and Monroe.

As the mother-four spoke out from her Long Island outpatient facility her sister took to the stage at the 11th edition of the Mawazine International Music Festival in an outfit dripping with gold, a far cry from Alison’s lifestyle.

Alison Carey, 50, has begged Mariah, 42, to get in touch after a number of health scares and a lengthy battle with drugs.

She told The Sun: ‘If I had a message it would be, “Just call me”.’

Her HIV positive sibling – who revealed she worked as a prostitute in New York to clothe and feed their family before she Mariah found fame – hasn’t spoken to the star properly since having a huge argument in 1994.

Now she is trying to reconnect following the first birthday of her nephew and niece – fathered by presenter Nick Cannon – Moroccan and Monroe.

She is in the region with her son Moroccan, whose moniker was inspired by the country.

According to Tweet My Song, Mariah Carey’s estranged sister, Alison Carey Scott, has been diagnosed with cancer. Scott, a 50-year-old former drug addict who’s been arrested twice for prostitution and is also HIV positive, told the National Enquirer that she is suffering from liver cancer.A reporter from the tabloid magazine spoke with Scott outside of a hotel in Riverhead, N.Y., where she confirmed the news. She stated she was ill, “not with AIDS… liver cancer.”

The “Emotions” creator, who has been in the studio recording her 14th album with Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox, reportedly is clueless about her sibling’s condition. Recently, Mariah Carey has dealt with her husband Nick Cannon’s own battles with a rare form of autoimmune disease lupus. News of Alison Carey Scott’s liver cancer diagnosis is sure to come as a blow to the singer.

“Mariah’s been to hell and back with Nick’s health problems… Now Alison’s tragedy will be a double whammy for her,” a source told the National Enquirer.

Though Mariah Carey and her sister have had a rocky relationship since the performer stepped into the spotlight, she’s supported Alison Carey Scott while undergoing treatment for her drug addiction, even paying for her visit to rehab.

Mariah Carey

Alison Carey

Alison and Mariah Carey

Kim Hyun Joong Secretly Took Letter From A Female Fan (Photo & Video)

Blogged & Story Credit By: La Tray

Source: Korea Star Daily – YouTube

Media Credit: Photo (Review Star) / Video (YouTube kim701004)

Posted: Saturday May 26, 2012 @8:40 p.m. PST

 

Kim Hyun Joong was surrounded by bodyguards / escorts when a female fan passed him a letter/note  on May 20, 2012 at Jung Jun Ha wedding according to the YouTube uploader.

However, at first, the bodyguards /escorts took the letter and gave it back to the fan from behind but Hyun Joong was able to see the female fan tried to give it to him, so, he grabbed the letter from behind secretly.

 

Kim Hyun Joong.

 

B1A4 Performed On Music Bank “Baby Good Night” (Photo & Video)

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Source & Story Credit: La Tray/ BNT News / Wikipedia / Yes Asia

Media Credit: Photo (bntnews)/ Video ( YouTube JX1522 via KBS Music Bank) (chB1A4)

Posted: Saturday May 26, 2012 @7:12 pm PST

 

 

B1A4 appeared on KBS Music Bank and performed “Baby Good Night”.

B1A4 is signed with WM Entertainment and they debuted in June 2011. The group consists of  CNU, Jinyoung, Sandeul , Gongchan, and Baro. The groups name was formed by their blood types, four out of five members have A blood type and one member has B blood type.

According to Yes Asia, B1A4’s first album Ignition is getting a Special Edition repackage! The Special Edition includes all the tracks from the original album, plus two new songs and two more instrumental tracks. Their new title song Baby Good Night is a retro synth-pop dance number composed by leader Jin Young, with lyrics co-penned by Jin Young and Baro.

This edition comes with a random member photo card and 72 postcards.

 

 

B1A4 Photo Credit:bntnews via KBS Music Bank

 

 

 

 

Ko Young-wook Insufficient Evidence To Issue An Arrest Warrant

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Source & Story Credit: Korea JoongAng Daily – Carla Sunwoo

Posted: Saturday May 26, 2012 @3:59 p.m. PST

 

 

After spending most of Wednesday being interrogated, an arrest warrant for entertainer Ko Young-wook was rejected.

“We have insufficient evidence on the matter to issue an arrest warrant,” the Seoul Western District Prosecutors’ Office said.

Ko was allowed to go home while police continue to investigate the sexual assault charges brought against him by three minors.

As he was leaving the police station on Wednesday night, Ko said he was sorry for “causing a disturbance,” and vowed that he would continue to cooperate with the police.

The first accusation against the ’90s dance group member was brought by a teenager and aspiring entertainer in March who claimed that the singer raped her after he suggested meeting up in order to talk about launching her career.

Since then, two other girls have also stepped forward to file similar complaints against the Korean entertainer.

Ko Young-wook. Photo Credit: Korea JoongAng Daily

 

 

Beyoncé “The Making Of Revel” (Video)

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Source: Ebony Magazine

Media Credit:  noninfinitum

Posted: Friday May 25, 2012 @ 7:21 pm PST

 

The Making Of Revel

 

 

 

Levi Johnston 22, Bristol Palin’s Ex Broke, Live With Mom, Baby On The Way With Sunny Oglesby (Video)

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Source & Story Credit: Yahoo – Claudine Zap

Video Credit: ENTV

Posted: Friday May 25, 2012 @ 4:10 p.m PST

 

According to  Yahoo,  Bristol Palin’s baby daddy is broke. Sources tell Us Weekly, that the “thrilla from Wasilla” is penniless and living with his mom.

The insider tells the publication that the Playgirl cover model blew $1 million that he made on “guns, boats, and four-wheelers.” The 22-year-old has a son with Sarah Palin’s daughter, and another on the way with girlfriend Sunny Oglesby.

 

 

Keira Knightley 27, Engaged To Rock Star James Righton (Klaxons) (Music Video)

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Source & Story Credit: Reuters – Jill Serjeant –  Bob Tourtellotte

Photo Credit: arabia.msn.com

Media Credit: polydor

 

 

 

Posted: Friday May 25, 2012 @ 3:07 p.m PST

According to  Reuters,   actress Keira Knightley is engaged to marry her musician boyfriend James Righton, her publicist said on Friday.

Knightley, 27, who was Oscar-nominated for her lead role in the 2005 film “Pride & Prejudice,” has been dating Righton, who plays in British indie band Klaxons, for about a year.

“I can confirm that Keira is engaged to be married to James Righton,” British publicist Sara Keene said.

No wedding dates or details of the engagement were released, in line with couple’s low-key romance and few public appearances together.

JAMES RIGHTON AND KEIRA KNIGHTLEY

T-ARA’s 9th Member Middle School Student Named Dani (Photo)

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Source & Story Credit: Yahoo Singapore – Syahida Kamarudin

Photo Credit: Yahoo Singapore

Posted: Friday May 25, 2012 @12:29 p.m. PST

 

 

After Core Contents Media announced that there will be two additional members to T-ARA, fans have been eagerly anticipating the big reveal, and it was recently that the identity of the ninth and final member was revealed to the public.

As reported on Allkpop, on 23 May, the newest member was revealed to be a middle school student named Dani.

It was reported that 14 year-old Dani has lived in America since she was four, and will now shuttle between Korea and America as she prepares to join T-ARA officially.

Dani will be taking part in the music video for T-ARA’s new song and will officially join the group after the eighth member, who will be active in T-ara starting from July.

Previously, Core Contents Media CEO, Kim Kwangsoo announced the re-organisation, stating that there will be two new members added to the existing seven-member group and revealed the eighth member.

“T-ARA is aiming to start off on a new footing come this summer. They will first start promotional activities as an eight-member group.”

With regards to the eighth member they mentioned, “She is nineteen this year, and is blessed with both looks and talent.”

Meanwhile, T-ARA’s new album will feature various top producers, including Jo Young-soo and Shinsadong Tiger, who have produced hit songs for the group in the past.

T-ARA’s Dani. Photo Credit: Yahoo Singapore

 

Park Ji-min K-Pop Star Winner Signs With JYP

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Source & Story Credit: Yahoo Singapore – Syahida Kamarudin

Photo Credit: Yahoo Singapore

Posted: Thursday May 24, 2012 @12:35 p.m. PST

 

 

After a row of speculations, it was revealed that SBS “K-Pop Star” winner Park Ji-min has chosen to sign with Park Jin-young’s JYP Entertainment.

According to Kpopfever website, SBS revealed that, “Park Ji-min has recently signed a contract with JYP Entertainment. SM, YG, JYP Entertainment companies are well aware that the successful debut and promotions for the first winner of “K-Pop star” is important so they have been coordinating with Park Ji-min on the plans going forward.”

They also revealed that the 15 year-old has decided to work and debut with JYPE as they have the same music taste that she hopes to make.

The winner Park Ji-min enthused, “It feels like a dream that I am joining a company out of the three that give me flutters just to hear their names. I am especially really happy that I will be able to receive more of the detailed instructions from judge Park Jin-young and I will work hard to learn more to show a much improved version of myself.”

Meanwhile, according to a representative at JYP Entertainment, Park Ji-min is already working on her debut project.

The rep stated, “Park Ji-min recently signed with JYP and her debut project is already in progress.”

The agency praised her hardworking attitude and added, “We don’t know when her official debut will be and no concrete schedule has been outlined, however, she will be releasing an album in the near future to make her debut in the music industry.”

Park Ji-min chose JYPE. Story Credit: Syahida Kamarudin / Photo Credit: Yahoo Singapore

 

 

Gabriella Cedillo 26, Transformers Actress Left With Permanent Brain Injury While Working On Set & Gets $18.5 million (Photos)

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Source & Story Credit: Daily Mail Reporter

Photo Credit: Daily Mail via NBC – NBC Chicago –  Handout- Facebook

Posted: Thursday May 24, 2012 @12:12 p.m. PST

 

 

  • Gabriella Cedillo injured while working as an extra in September 2010
  • Lawyers said Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Studios ‘did everything they could’ to avoid paying the young woman’s medical bills

A young woman who was left with a permanent brain injury while working as an extra on the movie Transformers 3 received an $18.5 million settlement today.

Gabriella Cedillo, then 24, was airlifted to hospital after being hit in the head as she drove a car during a stunt in September 2010.

A cable under tension snapped and smashed through the windshield of the Toyota driven by Miss Cedillo on location in Hammond, Indiana.

The young woman was taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital and underwent emergency surgery for serious head injuries. The 26-year-old suffered irreversible damage following the incident.

Her attorneys said a ‘completely inadequate superficial weld had been applied in a failed effort to secure the bracket to the [stunt] car’ according to NBC.

 

Miss Cedillo’s lawyers added that Paramount Pictures and DreamWork’s Studios did everything they could avoid paying their employee’s medical bills and had brought several lawsuit to avoid paying the young woman compensation, according to NBC.

A Cook County judge approved the multi-million dollar settlement today.

At the time of the accident in 2010, a witness said: ‘The cable snapped, and the cable went into the westbound lane where we were at and hit the girl’s car, smashed the windshield.

‘From the way it looked, I don’t know if she was knocked out immediately or not but the… vehicle just went, it just kept going.’

Ms Cedillo was not a stuntwoman but simply an extra in the blockbuster film.

On that particularly fateful day of shooting, she was one of the extras who opted to driver her own car, a 2006 Toyota sedan, during a freeway scene.

‘We weren’t trained stunt people,’ an on-set source told RadarOnline.

‘They paid regular extras to use their own personal cars an extra $25 per day for that freeway scene.

‘We were never informed of the risk we were putting ourselves in and when you take into consideration the amount you are being paid to be there, it’s not worth it.’

Ms Cedillo’s brother told the local NBC affiliate that his sister worked as a bank teller at the time of the incident, but she took on extra roles in an effort to break into the film industry.

‘This was not her first time as an extra,’ her brother Adam said, without expanding into what other films his sister had appeared in.

Gabriella Cedillo pictured in hospital, has received $18.5million after suffering a brain injury. Story Credit: Daily Mail Reporter / Photo Credit: Daily Mail via Handout

 

Gabriella Cedillo. A cable swung through Cedillo’s windshield on the set of Transformers 3 in 2010 in Indiana. Story Credit: Daily Mail Reporter via NBC Chicago

 

Irreversible: Gabriella Cedillo, 26, was left with a permanent brain injury following the incident on the movie set. Story Credit: Daily Reporter / Photo Credit:Gabriella Cedillo Facebook

 

Gabriella Cedillo. Horrific: The end of the cable which smashed at high-sopeed through the woman’s windscreen. The movie studios were said to have been reticent to pay for the young woman’s medical bills. Story Credit: Daily Mail / Photo Credit: Daily Mail via NBC

 

Elton John Hospitalized For Serious Respiratory Infection

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Source & Story Credit: USA Today – Ann Oldenburg

Photo Credit: broadwaymusicalhome.com

Posted: Thursday May 24, 2012 @11:37 p.m. PST

 

 

Sir Elton is ailing.

Music superstar Elton John, 65, has been hospitalized in Los Angeles with a respiratory infection that has forced him to cancel three upcoming concerts, he announced this morning.

According to his rep, he developed the “serious respiratory infection” over the weekend during his weekly performances of “The Million Dollar Piano” show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

The condition worsened on Monday and Tuesday, and John was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at 6 a.m. Wednesday, where he remained throughout the day. He underwent tests, and his doctor recommended he take a week off for rest and to treat the infection with antibiotics.

He has now canceled performances scheduled for tonight, Saturday and Sunday at Caesar’s Palace.

“It feels strange not to be able to perform,” he said in a statement. “I love performing this show and I will be thrilled when we return to the Colosseum in October to complete the 11 concerts soon to be scheduled. All I can say to the fans is sorry I can’t be with you.”

John still plans to tour Europe this summer, starting June 1 in Germany.

Elton John

 

Kaela Humphries (Kim Kardashian Former Sister-In-Law) Quit Her Job For Plus-Size Modeling (Photos)

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Source & Story Credit: Mail Online

Photo Credit: Mail Online via Kaela Humphries Facebook – Elloquii

Posted: Thursday May 24, 2012 @1:31 a.m. PST

 

 

Kim Kardashian’s former sister-in-law, Kaela Humphries, has revealed why she quit her career as a medical sales rep to pursue plus-size modelling.

The 29-year-old sister of NBA star Kris Humphries moved to New York from Minnesota in March, after she signed on to Ford Model’s plus-size division.

As the new face of Limited’s Eloquii line, she told People magazine: ‘I didn’t know about plus-size modeling, or that you could make a career out of it!’

 

After a photographer saw Miss Humphries’ picture, saying she had ‘pretty eyes,’ she decided to ‘go for gold’ with full-time modelling.

Shortly after, she booked shoots with both Nordstrom and Kohl’s.

 

Miss Humphries, who attended college on a full sporting scholarship, said when she retired from swimming to focus on modelling she went up three dress sizes.

Standing at 5’11, she admits she recently lost 40lbs to fit the preferred U.S. size 16 of the plus-size modelling industry.

‘It’s competitive out there there,’ she explained.

Ms Humphries says she avoids carbs after 8pm and works out twice a day for up to two hours, but still indulges in treats every now and again.

She said: ‘Even if I am a plus-size model, I have to be in the best shape for me.’

‘And I’ll have the hamburger,’ she added, ‘But I should probably say I’m getting a salad.’

Ford is confident she will follow in the steps of Crystal Renn and Ashley Graham, saying in a statement: ‘A true size 16-18, Kaela will be in a league of her own.’

Ms Humphries became a household name after her brother married reality TV personality Kim Kardashian on in 2011.

Before it was announced that Ms Kardashian filed for divorce from Mr Humphries after 72 days of marriage, Ms Humphries appeared on Kim & Kourtney Take New York.

Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries, and Kaela Humphries. Photo Credit: Kim Kardashian

Kaela Humphries. Photo Credit: Kaela Humphries Facebook

Kaela Humphries. Photo Credit: Mail Online via Eloquii

Kaela Humphries. Photo Credit: Mail Online via Eloquii

Ko Young-wook Entertainer Charged With Raping A Teenager (Video)

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Source & Story Credit: Xinmsn – Carla Sunwoo

Media Credit: Photo ( Xinmsn) / Video (Y-Star)

Posted: Thursday May 24, 2012 @1:21 a.m. PST

 

 

Entertainer Ko Young-wook spent yesterday morning at the Seoul Western District Prosecutors’ Office being interrogated by a judge who was to decide whether there was enough evidence to issue an arrest warrant.

Ko was detained and questioned on charges of sexual assault and sleeping with minors.

His agency refused to issue a statement. When Ko was transported to Yongsan Police Station at around noon, he told the press that there was “nothing left to say.”

Ko said he was sorry for causing a disturbance but kept quiet when the press asked if he was admitting guilt.

An application for an arrest warrant had been filed by the Seoul Western District Prosecutors’ Office two days earlier after investigating claims that he had used his celebrity status to talk minors into sleeping with him.

The first accusation against Ko was brought by a teenager and aspiring entertainer in March who claimed that the singer raped her after he suggested meeting up in order to talk about launching her career.

Ko Young-wook. Photo Credit: Xinmsn

Jim Parsons Sexuality Is Gay and In A 10 Year Relationship

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Source & Story Credit: Mail Online – Linda Massarella

Photo Credit: The New York Times – Sara Krulwich

Posted: Thursday May 24, 2012 @12:35 a.m. PST

 

 

He didn’t shout it from the rooftops, but Jim Parsons has admitted he’s gay.

The information about The Big Bang Theory’s actor’s sexual preference – and the fact he’s been in a 10-year relationship with a man – was mentioned toward the bottom of a New York Times’ story today.

Times writer Patrick Healy, discussing a Broadway play the 39-year-old actor was in last year wrote, ‘The Normal Heart resonated with him on a few levels: Mr Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship… ‘

Unlike other actors who identify as gay, such as Ellen DeGeneres or Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Parsons has been very quiet on the subject.

Although he starred as a gay man in the Broadway play The Normal Heart, in his Emmy winning role as Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory, he plays a nerdy scientist who has little social or romantic skills.

He has also failed to reveal who his lover is.

Parsons has won countless acting awards, but has yet to bring his ‘other half.’

Now that he’s out of the closet, gay writers hope he’ll be a more vocal in his defense of other homosexual actors.

In a recent edition of Out magazine, columnist Michael Musto called for Jim Parsons, as well as other actors such as Queen Latifah, to come out of the closet loudly and proudly, calling it  the ‘honourable – and sensible – thing to do.’

Jim Parsons The Big Bang Theory Star. Photo Credit: The New York Times – Sara Krulwich

Usher Accused Of Sleeping With Tameka’s Friend Maya Fox Davis Plus Doing Drugs

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Source & Story Credit: NewsOne Staff

Photo Credit: (dimewars) (Tameka Foster-Raymond and Usher In Court-NewsOne) (Maya Fox-Davis)

Posted: Thursday May 24, 2012 @12:32 a.m. PST

Updated: Friday May 25, 2012 @ 12:08 p.m. PST

 

 

In yet another twist in the child custody case between pop star Usher Raymond and ex-wifeTameka Foster, things got more than uncomfortable after a lawyer accused the pop star of sleeping with Tameka’s bridesmaid during their marriage.

During court proceedings on Wednesday, Usher sat on the stand, accusing Tameka of constantly changing nannies.

What came next clearly shocked the star.

Tameka’s lawyer apparently justified Tameka’s change of nannies by asking Usher if one of the nannies was forced to leave Miami, “because you were discovered in bed with Maya Fox Davis?” Davis was a friend and bridesmaid of Tameka, according to close friends of the former couple.

Once the lawyer unloaded the bombshell, Usher appeared speechless for several moments afterward. Usher’s lawyer wisely objected to the line of questioning.

Right before that, the atmosphere was already tense, because Usher rehashed an alleged spitting incident he had with his ex-wife. Echoing his testimony from Monday, Usher said Tameka flew into a jealous rage, when he came to her house with his new girlfriend. She allegedly said, “I’m gonna kick your ass. Bitch get out of the car. How dare you bring this woman into my subdivision in my house?”

Afterward, Tameka allegedly hit and threw food at him, but saved her best behavior for last by spitting on his girlfriend.

Tameka Foster-Raymond and Usher. Photo Credit: dimewars

Tameka Foster-Raymond and Usher In Court. Photo Credit: NewsOne

According to Maya Fox-Davis and Ashley North’s website, Maya’s name comes first then Ashley’s, so, assuming Davis is on the left.

MAYA FOX-DAVIS ALONG WITH ASHLEY NORTH WEBSITE: MAYA FOX-DAVIS

Jackie Chan Looks At Clint Eastwood and Robert De Niro As Insipirations

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Source & Story Credit: Yahoo Malaysia – Casey Lee

Photo Credit: Yahoo Malaysia

Posted: Thursday May 24, 2012 @12:12 a.m. PST

 

 

Hong Kong martial arts superstar Jackie Chan believes that his action days are numbered and would not be appearing in any more action titles.

According to Asian Bite, Chan said that he would be retiring from action movies after “Chinese Zodiac” because all the high kicks and vigorous tumbles have taken its toll on the 58-year-old, despite many who believe that he could still go on.

“It hurts, it really hurts. The shoulder, the ankle, it really hurts. You don’t know because I still look healthy,” he said while launching “Chinese Zodiac” at the Cannes.

Chan, who plays as a fortune-teller in “Chinese Zodiac”, added that the movie was a fulfillment of his most important film, after he had spent seven years writing, producing, directing and choreographing the fight scenes in the movie on his own.

“For the last ten years I’ve been choosing the director to direct me. This one I direct myself,” he said.

However instead of spending his quiet days gardening, cooking or bowling, Chan is not ready to step out of the limelight just yet, but is practicing his acting chops.

“When I look at Hollywood, at Robert De Niro, he can do anything – comedy, drama. Clint Eastwood who is 60-70 years old, he can still move. I said yes, that’s my goal.”

“Because action stars’ life is so short and an actor’s life is very long, I want to show audiences that I can act,” he said.

Jackie Chan. “When I look at Hollywood, at Robert De Niro, he can do anything – comedy, drama. Clint Eastwood who is 60-70 years old, he can still move. I said yes, that’s my goal.” Story Credit; Casey Lee – Yahoo Malaysia / Photo Credit: Yahoo Malaysia

Kai Ko Actor 20, Undergo Brain Surgery To Remove Tumor

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Source & Story Credit: Yahoo Singapore – Casey Lee

Photo Credit: Yahoo Singapore

Posted: Wednesday May 23, 2012 @9:05 p.m. PST

 

 

Taiwanese actor Kai Ko has revealed that he would be undergoing surgery to remove a tumor inside his brain.

According to Jayne Stars, the 2011 Golden Horse Awards Best New Actor winner for “You are the Apple of My Eye” said that it would be a minor surgery and fans have nothing to worry about during a promotional event in Hong Kong recently.

“There is a little toy in here!” said 20-year-old Ko, who revealed that he had found out about the growth at the back of his brain last year.

“I’m afraid that it will hurt!” Ko added. Although the post-surgery effects are unknown, but he is optimistic that he would be able to get back to work by July or August.

When asked about who would accompany him to the hospital, Ko cleverly replied:

“That’s a big trap! Of course, my parents!”, as he evaded a question about his ‘open’ relationship with singer Elva Hsiao, who is 12 years his senior.

Kai Ko

 

Bobby Brown New Single “Don’t Let Me Die” Girlfriend Alicia Etheridge In Video To Be Released June 5, 2012 (Video)

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Source: Madame Noire –  Brande Victorian

Media Credit: Bronxbridgeent

Posted: Wednesday May 23, 2012 @ 6:03 p.m PST

 

According to  Madame Noire,  Bobby Brown has stated that the lyrics are not about his ex-wife. It appears the song may actually be dedicated to his soon-to-be wife, Alicia Etheridge, who is the only other person in the video besides Bobby.

“Masterpiece,”Bobby’s first album in 14 years, will hit shelves in about two weeks on June 5. So, is ’80s-’90s.

 

 

Sharon Stone Former Nanny Erlinda T. Elemen Claims Derogatory Comments About Her Filipino Heritage & Religious Beliefs

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Source & Story Credit: L.A Now

Photo Credit: harpersbazaar.com

Posted: Wednesday May 23, 2012 @ 3:58 p.m PST

 

 

The former live-in housekeeper and nanny for Sharon Stone claimed in a lawuit filed Wednesday that the actress made repeated derogatory comments about her Filipino heritage and religious beliefs.

 

The nine-page civil complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of Erlinda T.  Elemen alleges the “Basic Instinct” and “Casino” star made comments which equated being Filipino with being stupid. The suit also alleges that Stone told her not to speak in front of her children so they would “not talk like you.”

 

The suit, which asks for an unspecified amount for unpaid wages, damages and penalties, alleges the award-winning actress repeatedly criticized Elemen’s “deeply held religious beliefs” and her frequent church attendance. She also once forbid the live-in nanny to read the Bible in Stone’s house.

 

Elemen’s attorney, Solomon Gresen, said that after five years of employment with Stone the nanny had “wonderful memores of the children.” But he said she was unable to cope with what he described as “increasingly hostile and abusive behavior.”

 

“By her conduct, the actress made Elemen feel as if her ethnicity was offensive and would somehow adversly effect her children’s upbrining,” Gresen said. “My client felt she was powerless to stop the behavior.”The final act in the drama came

 

when the actress allegedly fired Elemen upon discovering that she was being paid overtime in accordance with state law, Gresen said.

 

Eleman was hired by Stone in October 2006, working as an assistant nanny caring for one of three children of the 54-year-old actress, the suit alleges. Two years later, Elemen was promoted to head nanny and began caring for all three children, which included extensive travel and living at Stone’s home.

 

She was fired in February 2011 when Stone learned that she was paid overtime, the suit alleges. State law requires that nonsalaried employees be paid extra for any work over eight hours per day or 40 hours per week.

 

The suit alleges that when Stone found out that her staff had paid the nanny overtime, the actress accused Elemen of “stealing” and that it was “illegal” for her to have taken the pay, and asked for the money back.

 

SHARON STONE photo credit harpersbazaar.com

 


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