Archive for September, 2013

Prince Harry and Girlfriend Cressida Bonas Joined Princess Beatrice and Boyfriend Dave Clark At James Blunt Concert

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Source: Mail Online

Media: The Royal Blogtini ‏@RoyalBlogtini

Posted: Monday September 30, 2013 @ 9:25 p.m. PST

 

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They’ve tried to keep a low-profile since they first started dating last year.

However, Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas caused quite a stir when they attended an intimate James Blunt gig in London on Monday night.

The British royal, 29, and his socialite girlfriend, 24, joined his cousin Princess Beatrice and boyfriend Dave Clark to watch the singer/songwriter’s concert at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill.

The couple were spotted watching James’s one-off gig to promote his new album Moon Landing from the balcony by many eagle-eyed concertgoers, who took to Twitter to share their royal spot.

Princess Beatrice was clearly a huge Blunt fan and was spotted singing along to some of his biggest hits.

Princes Harry was dressed casually in khakis and a sweater, while his girlfriend wore a patterned jacket and skinny jeans.

Their outing comes a week after they attended the Boodles Boxing Ball held at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

Although they arrived separately, the pair were seen among the last to leave together before heading off into the night.

Last Thursday, Cressida was spotted lunching with Princess Eugenie at Bumpkin in South Kensington.

 

In fact, Eugenie is the one who introduced the redhead prince to the former Burberry model.

Harry and Cressida made their first public appearance together on the slopes in February, at Swiss ski resort Verbier.

The society beauty, daughter of Sixties cover girl Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon and Jeffrey Bonas, previously studied at Stowe School followed by Leeds University and recently finished her dance studies at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire.

PHOTOS LINK CLICK HERE: Prince Harry and Girlfriend Cressida Bonas


Jodie Foster’s Girlfriend Is Ellen DeGeneres’ Ex-Girlfriend Photographer Alexandra Hedison

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Source: xinmsn

Posted: Monday September 30, 2013 @8:57 p.m. PST

 

Jodie Foster is dating Ellen DeGeneres’ ex-girlfriend.

The 50-year-old actress – who split from Cydney Bernard in 2008 after 20 years together – is in a relationship with photographer Alexandra Hedison.

A source told E! News: ”It’s pretty serious. They’re totally in love.”

Alexandra dated Ellen for three years before the couple split in 2004 and the chat show host went on to marry Portia de Rossi.

Earlier this year Jodie publicly acknowledged her sexuality for the first time as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award – which is given in recognition of outstanding achievement – at the Golden Globe Awards.

She explained she felt the time was right to confirm she is gay but joked it didn’t mean she was about to subject people to a fly-on-the-wall account of her personal life – because she isn’t interesting enough.

She said: ”A big coming out speech tonight … I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the stone age.

”In those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends, and family, co-workers and then gradually, proudly, to everyone who knew her.

”To everyone she actually met. But now, apparently I’m told, that every celebrity is expected to give the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a prime time reality show … I’m sorry, that’s just not me and it never will be.

”But please support me because my reality show would be so boring. I would have to make out with Marion Cotillard, and spank Daniel Craig’s bottom just to stay on the air.”

Jodie – who began her career when she was just three years old – admitted being in the public eye for so long was one of the reasons why she had never acknowledged her sexuality.

She added: ”But seriously, if you had been a public figure since the time you were a toddler.

”If you had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal, then maybe then too you’d value privacy about all else.

”Someday in the future, people will look back and remember how beautiful it once was. I have given everything up there since the time that I was three years old and that’s a reality show enough, don’t you think.”

Baekhyun (EXO) Sasaeng Fans Caused Trouble At Brother’s Wedding

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Source: Koreaboo

Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Monday September 30, 2013 @ 7:15 p.m PST

 

 

 

 

Netizens frown at the attitude of sasaeng fans who gatecrashed the wedding of EXO’s Baekhyun’s brother.

On September 29th, numerous photos taken at the wedding ceremony circulated online, shaming the number of fans who attended the wedding of Baekhyun’s brother. According to some guests attending in the ceremony, fans gatecrashed the wedding and flocked towards the front when EXO sang a special number for the bride and groom. They were seen holding cameras and camcorders, documenting the event, even asking for their autographs, causing more disruption in the ceremony.

Baekhyun and the rest of the group were said to have not been pleased with the incident, while the said sasaeng fans received backlash online for their inappropriate behaviour in a private ceremony.

What do you think of their behaviour?

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Dai Xiang Yu (Singapore Actor) Tells Why He Changed His From Dai Yang Tian

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Source: Channel News Asia

Media: Channel News Asia

Posted: Sunday September 29, 2013 @ 4:01 p.m. PST

 

Singapore actor Dai Xiang Yu is set to appear in a blockbuster Chinese idol drama called “Dive”.

 

Dai will star alongside Shen Jian Hong, Li Mao, Hong Zi Lin and Cui Bao Yue in “Dive”, which revolves around the lives and loves of a group of youths involved with a university diving team.

 

Interestingly, Dai won’t actually have to do any diving.

 

The director cancelled his diving scenes as he wanted to accentuate the differences between Dai’s character, the rich, gentlemanly Gao Gong Ping, and his romantic rival, diving team captain Xia Wen Yi (Shen).

 

While it might seem like a good thing that he doesn’t have to go diving into the pool all the time, Dai expressed that he is actually a little disappointed it turned out this way.

 

“I have been working out to make sure I have a good physique for the show.

 

“I am actually quite sad they cancelled my diving scenes,” said Dai.

 

Dai Xiang Yu was formerly known as Dai Yang Tian, until he decided to change his name back in July, in a bid to “improve all aspects of his life”.

 

Today, he has landed a plum role in a big Chinese production.

 

Could his name change have something to do with it?

 

“I still had to work hard,” said Dai, explaining that he actually auditioned for the part and discussed his character at length with the production team before getting the gig.

– CNA/ha

 

Maksim Chmerkovskiy,33, and Kate Upton,21, The Secret Is Out

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Source: Mail Online

Posted: Sunday September 29, 2013 @ 3:37 p.m. PST

 

It has been more than three months since rumours began swirling that Kate Upton and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were dating.

And on Thursday the worst kept secret in showbiz was finally out as the cute couple went public with their romance.

The Sports Illustrated model and her Dancing With The Stars alum beau held hands as they took an amorous stroll through New York’s West Village.

 

Kate, 21, definitely had the look of love and couldn’t stop grinning as she gaze adoringly at Maksim.

It looked like the buxom blonde had just been for a run as she wore a black top and cropped leggings under a grey windbreaker, along with trainers.

Kate carried a sports bag in the hand that wasn’t clutching Maskim’s and had a handbag slung across her body.

The star wore her locks pulled into a ponytail and was make-up free underneath her sunglasses, clearly comfortable enough around her man to go au naturel.

Meanwhile Maksim, 33, was wearing a pink shirt with black trousers and shoes, while carrying a tweed jacket.

Their romantic debut comes just three weeks after Kate firmly stated, ‘We’re just friends,’ when asked by Extra about her rumoured relationship with Maksim at the Style Awards.

Reports first emerged that the pair were dating in June when it was claimed that Kate and Maksim had marked her 21st birthday with a romantic dinner date.
A month later, Kate was cheering Maksim on while watching his opening night performance of Forever Tango.

The Ukrainian hunk recently finished his run in the Broadway show alongside former co-star Karina Smirnoff.

Maksim announced his departure from Dancing With The Stars in February but his brother Val remains as one of the professionals on the celebrity dance contest show.

Meanwhile Kate is preparing for the release of The Other Woman next year in which she can be seen in her first major film role alongside Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann.

Photos Link: Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kate Upton

George Clinton (Funk Singer) Says Funk Is Nasty! Plus His New Look

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Source: VH1 by Rahsheeda Ali

Media: VH1

Posted: Sunday September 29, 2013 @ 3:00 p.m. PST

 

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Finding The Funk, our latest Rock Doc, recently premiered in New York City, drawing veterans from across the world of music. George Clinton, one of funk’s foremost innovators, broke down why any true artist should study the genre’s roots to fully understand its significance.

 

The legend dissected the styles that lent themselves to funk’s birth in the late 1960s. “Blues is the real cohesiveness,” said Clinton, who also labeled R&B as “that commercial funk that everybody loves to dance to and make love to.”

With Clinton dubbing rock as the music that makes “you finally bust loose,” he straight up captured funk’s raw intensity with one basic statement: “Funk is nasty!”

Finding The Funk makes its debut on VH1 later this year.

VIDEO LINK: GEORGE CLINTON SAYS FUNK IS NASTY!

 

 

Mohammed Assaf (Arab Idol Winner) The Heartthrob Will Hold First Concert Outside Arab World

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Source: Yahoo Singapore via By Charles Onians | AFP News

Media: Yahoo Singapore

Posted: Sunday September 29, 2013 @ 2:35 p.m. PST

 

The Gazan winner of the Arab Idol talent competition, a rare symbol of Palestinian unity, is to give his first concert outside the Arab world in The Hague on Sunday.

Mohammed Assaf, 24, became a national hero when he won the pan-Arab contest in June after transfixing millions of television viewers with his soaring renditions of Arab love ballads and patriotic Palestinian songs.

“I am happy, this is an opportunity to be in front of a non-Arab audience, and that’s a good thing,” Assaf told AFP in an interview. “I’d like to reach out to the world.”

Organisers said they expected the 800 tickets for the young heartthrob’s concert in The Hague’s town hall on Sunday night, his first outside the Middle East and north Africa, to be sold out.

“Music is a unifying message,” Assaf said.

“Maybe there are different audiences, or the techniques are different in the Middle East and in Europe and America, but what I know is music is something that when people first hear, they love.”

Assaf arrived in The Netherlands from his new home in Dubai and had dinner with Arab ambassadors on Saturday evening, a spokesman for the Palestinian delegation in The Netherlands, Roel Raterink, told AFP.

Organisers said Palestinians from Germany and Belgium are also expected to travel to The Netherlands for the concert, which will also be attended by most Arab ambassadors.

Israel in August took the exceptional step of allowing Assaf to move from the Gaza Strip to the Israeli-occupied West Bank as a “humanitarian gesture”.

Israel has maintained a land, sea and air blockade on Gaza since 2006 which was tightened further when the Islamist movement Hamas seized control there the following year.

Assaf said he was now living in Dubai “because of the conditions in my country”.

“Because of the siege, it is easier for me to go to Dubai, it makes travel easier because I have concerts in some Arab countries and in Europe, and in America over the next months.”

No Israeli diplomats will be attending. Israeli President Shimon Peres is on a visit to Amsterdam at the same time, the Israeli embassy said.

One-time wedding crooner Assaf was also to meet members of The Netherlands’ Palestinian community before heading to Italy for another European concert, Raterink said.

Born to Palestinian parents in Misrata, Libya, Assaf grew up in the teeming Khan Yunis refugee camp in southern Gaza before winning the 2013 edition of Arab Idol in Beirut in June.

His victory sparked scenes of jubilation across the Palestinian territories.

The week after he won, Assaf performed in front of some 40,000 fans in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

The contest in Beirut transfixed the viewing public with Assaf’s story which saw him sneaking out of Gaza, nearly missing his initial audition in Cairo, and then only making it through after a fellow Gazan pulled out.

Palestinians remain divided between the Islamist Hamas movement which rules the Gaza Strip and its Fatah rival which dominates the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority.

On his return to Gaza in June, Assaf called for an end to the “division” with the West Bank, and urged unity between Palestinians.

While this is his first performance in Europe as Arab Idol winner, he says he went to summer camp in France in 2003 and performed in Marseille in 2006.

“We took first prize for a cultural song. I was singing and there were guys dancing the debke, an Arab dance,” he said.

Gaza's Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf smiles during a meeting with fans and journalists before a concert in The Hague, on September 29, 2013

  1. Gaza’s Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf smiles during a meeting with fans and journalists before a concert in The Hague, on September 29, 2013
    AFP NewsPhoto By Charles Onians
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