5 Star Hollywood Hunks of April 2012 is the second annual competition. Cast your votes for your favorite and the winner of April will be in the finals for 5 Star Hollywood Hunk Of The Year 2012 in December. The winner of the 5 Star Hollywood Hunk Of The Year will receive a trophy. May competition ends May 31, 2012 at midnight PST.
TV personality Matt Jacobi won 5 Star Hollywood Hunk Of January 2012.
The first 5 Star Hollywood Hunk Of The Year 2011 was November featured hunk, singer, songwriter, model, and actor Jaejoong of JYJ and TVXQ.
5 Star Hollywood Hunks Of April 2012 List:
1.Casey James – Singer & Musician (American Idol Contestant)
2. Kyle Lowder – Actor & Singer (Days Of Our Lives – The Bold And The Beautiful)
3. Esai Morales – Actor (La Bamba – NYPD Blue)
4. Allen Payne – Actor (Cosby Show – House Of Payne)
Source & Story Credit: Reuters – (Reporting By Jill Serjeant)
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Posted: Monday April 30, 2012 @ 1:33 a.m PST
Whitney Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown struck back at claims he was responsible for getting the pop star hooked on drugs or that he somehow played a role in her cocaine-fueled death in February.
“I’m not the one that got Whitney on drugs, at all,” Brown said in an interview to be aired this week on the “Today” show on U.S. television network NBC.
“I’m not the reason she’s gone,” he added.
Houston, 48, was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub on February11 from what authorities called accidental drowning brought on by cocaine use and heart disease. White powder and drug paraphernalia were found in the bathroom where she died.
The singer had spoken publicly about a long battle with cocaine, marijuana and crack, particularly during her tempestuous 15-year marriage to Brown. They divorced in 2007, but some fans and members of Houston’s family have blamed Brown for her untimely death.
In his first TV interview since the singer died, Brown, 43, told “Today” show host Matt Lauer that he had been off drugs for seven years and was hurt to hear that Houston had been using cocaine.
“I was hurt … because, you know, me being off of narcotics for the last seven years – I felt that she was, you know, I didn’t know she was struggling with it still. But at the same time, you know – listen, it’s a hard fight,” he said.
Brown said drugs were part of Houston’s life before he met her in 1991. “I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn’t the one that got Whitney on drugs at all,” he said.
“So this was a part of her life before you and she got together?” Lauer asked.
“Way, way before. Yeah … It’s just, it’s just unexplainable – how one could, you know, (say that I) got her addicted to drugs. I’m not the reason she’s gone,” Brown replied.
Brown said Houston had a “glow about her” when he last saw her about a week before she died. He was at a restaurant having dinner with their daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
“She just looked like she was in a good place,” he said about the “I Will Always Love You” singer.
The interview will be aired on “Today” show on Wednesday and Thursday.
Brown turned up for Houston’s funeral in New Jersey but left before the service started saying he felt unwanted and disrespected.
Six weeks after Houston died, Brown was arrested and charged in Los Angeles with drunk driving and driving on a suspended license. Brown has pleaded not guilty.
Despite stunning good looks, teenager never believed she was attractive enough for the modelling world
She developed anorexia and bulimia at the age of 16 and the illnesses left her too tired to work
The model died in her sleep at her grandmother’s house of suspected heart failure
An anorexic teenage covergirl died of heart failure in her sleep after her weight dropped to just six stone.
Bethaney Wallace, 19, appeared to be living a dream lifestyle, appearing on the covers of glossy magazines including Girl Talk and Popgirl from the age of 12.
But despite her stunning good looks she never believed she was attractive enough and succumbed to anorexia and bulimia aged 16.
‘You can’t feed them because they will just sick it up. Her friends said they would go to a restaurant and Bethaney would only order bread.
‘The first time my wife noticed something was when Bethaney was asleep on the sofa and when she woke up the first thing she did was touch her stomach.
‘She lost her self esteem. She would say she was fat. But she was so beautiful. She didn’t realise how pretty she was. Once a man was staring at her on the escalator so much that he fell down.
‘But she had up days and down days. It was like Jekyll and Hyde.
‘I tried to warn her that her organs would fail, but she just said “don’t be silly”. She would stay at my mother’s house.
‘If you mentioned food it would start an argument.’
Bethaney, who volunteered for Care UK in her home town of Newmarket, Suffolk, died at her grandmother’s house in nearby Carlton on April 18.
Her eating problems began when she got glandular fever aged 16 after a holiday in Greece – and became determined not to put the weight back on.
The model’s parents said she became agitated whenever anyone asked her what she was eating and would order just bread when she went out with friends.
Mr and Mrs Wallace also told how they could never enjoy watching her eat because when she tucked in they knew she would make herself sick later.
The couple today said they were left feeling helpless because Bethaney was legally an adult and they had no rights to force her to change.
Mrs Wallace said: ‘It was so hard to get the help. I went to the doctors a few times on my own.
‘I asked them to call her in for something else and then bring up the eating
‘But Beth was not a child so I could not force her to get help. For parents you are slowly watching your child die.
‘It was out of our hands.’
Bethaney modelled for teen magazines Popgirl, BBC Girl Talk and Make It Groovy in 2004 when she was 12, making £112 per shoot.
The former student of Hills Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge had hoped to pursue a career in photography and modelling.
She stopped modelling for two years to concentrate on her school work and achieved four A*s, four As and one B for her GCSEs, as well as an A* for photography, B for Biology, B for Geography and C for Media Studies at A-level.
Her parents said Bethaney’s death had been made more tragic because they had started to feel like she had turned the corner and was getting on top of her conditions – after years of being too weak to even go shopping.
Mr Wallace said: ‘She was getting better. She was having counselling and making good progress.’
He added: ‘She had started doing more. I wonder if she had done too much. The paramedics said her blood sugar level was very low.’
Housewife Mrs Wallace added: ‘Girls were never jealous of Bethaney because when they spoke to her they realised she was really nice. The loveliness inside came out.
‘She stayed friends with everyone.
‘Everyone who saw Bethaney knew she was a beautiful girl. But those who got to know her realised that she was beautiful inside too.
‘She had an inviting smile and big brown eyes that would make everybody happy.
Bex Parramint, 30, from Power Model Management in Norwich, Norfolk, who represented Bethaney when she was modelling, paid tribute to her today.
She said: ‘I remember that as a little girl Bethaney would always have fresh flowers in her bedroom.
‘She was a really bright, smiley, beautiful little girl. She was so cute. She was just right as she was.’
Mary George, spokeswoman for eating disorder charity Beat, said anorexia and bulimia ‘take a huge toll on the body over a period of time’.
She said: ‘Our hearts go out to Bethaney’s family – eating disorders are devastating illnesses and it is particularly poignant that she had been making progress in her battle to beat her illness.
‘Eating disorders take a huge toll on the body over a period of time.’
The coroner for Suffolk said the cause of Bethaney’s death is uncertain pending tests.
An inquest was opened and adjourned on April 23. Bethaney also leaves behind a sister Shari, 22.
West Suffolk Eating Disorder Service in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, gave Bethaney an eating plan and she had been receiving counselling for a year.
The bulimia and anorexia sufferer was 5ft 3ins and had weighed 6st 10lbs in February.
Her BMI was 16.6, which meant she was categorised as dangerously underweight.
At Madrid Fashion Week 2012 models were banned from taking part if they had a BMI of less than 18.
On the night she died, Bethaney had gone to stay with her grandmother in Moulton, Suffolk, on the night she died.
The next morning her parents received a phone call from Bethaney’s grandmother and they rushed round to find her dead.
According to AP, Serena Williams is part of a new venture with LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire, Chris Paul, and Pitbull to promote Sleep Sheets, which bills itself as a natural sleep aid.
Serena said she’s had trouble sleeping for years because she’s “constantly on a natural high, high on life, and happy, happy, happy, and working.”
She said her sleep difficulty was so bad one year it affected her at the Australian Open.
“Several years ago before the finals, I couldn’t sleep, and I had to take something to relax and make me go to sleep,” she said. “It was obviously a pharmaceutical thing, but I physically couldn’t sleep, and the only thing with that is that it slows you down the next day.”
“I did, but I was a little sluggish,” she said, laughing. “It’s nothing that I ever want to do again. I can’t put the finals of the Australian Open on the line because I can’t sleep.”
Besides her excitement for upcoming Grand Slams and the Olympics, Serena said she’s also still focused on her side ventures, which include an upcoming appearance on the TV show Drop Dead Diva, her nails (she’s a licensed manicurist and has a nail polish line), her clothing company, Aneres, and business school, just to name a few.