Sunday, October 31, 2010
Best known for his work as Steve Sanders on "Beverly Hills, 90210," Ian Ziering now finds himself preparing for the most important role of his life - as he and his wife have announced that a baby's on the way!
According to People magazine, Ian and his beautiful bride, Erin, are excitedly awaiting the arrival of a baby daughter due in April - with the child being the first for both.
Releasing a statement on the joyous news, Ziering said, "Erin and I are very excited to be parents. It's something we both have always wanted. [Erin] is four-and-a-half months along, and we both are beyond excited."
The baby comes after the couple were married back in May 2010, with the 46-year-old actor having been previously wed to now ex-wife Nikki Schieler Ziering.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
The legendary British comedian died in the Abbotswood Nursing Home where he had been a long term resident due to his continuing physical and mental health problems during old age.
Wisdom’s condition is said to have declined rapidly over the last few days before [...]
Friday, October 29, 2010
Class at the University of South Carolina is called 'Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame.'
By Gil Kaufman
Fame is so hard to define these days. How does a star know when she's truly made it? Is it when the hosts of "Today" dress up as you for Halloween? When you reach 1 billion views on YouTube? Are multiplatinum album sales and sold-out tours still a good barometer?
Or does one only reach true icon status when a college professor decides that person is important enough to base a university-level course around?
If so, welcome to the club, Lady Gaga!
According to the New York Times, University of South Carolina sociology professor Mathieu Deflem is planning to offer a course next semester entitled "Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame."
Deflem plans to delve into what makes a person famous and what it means to be famous in today's society. "The central objective is to unravel some of the sociologically relevant dimensions of the fame of Lady Gaga," Deflem states in the course description for the class, which he says is the first of its kind in the nation.
Deflem said that after being smitten with Gaga during a "Tonight" appearance last January, he attended a concert of hers in Atlanta and went on to catch 28 Gaga shows all over the globe. He's since become a superfan, collecting more than 300 CDs and records and launching the fan site gagafrontrow.net.
He's also met Mother Monster five times. Does that mean she'll swing by for a lecture sometime? "I will get the word out to her that I'm doing the course," he said when asked if he'd like her to drop in. "But it might be logistically too difficult for her to come because she will be on tour for most of the spring semester."
Gaga joins a venerable list of courses that will likely elicit a call from parents asking just what their money is going toward, including Georgetown University's "Philosophy and Star Trek," the University of California-Irvine's "The Science of Superheroes," Frostburg State University's "The Science of Harry Potter" and University of California-Berkeley's "Simpsons and Philosophy."
What do you think of a university teaching a course on Gaga? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!Related Artists
She?s definitely made her mark on the entertainment industry, and now Lady GaGa is going to be the subject of a college course.
According to the New York Times, University of South Carolina a sociology professor is planning to offer a class next semester called ?Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame.?
Professor Mathiew Deflem, who is an uber Gaga fan, explains that he plans to explore what makes a person famous and what it means to be famous in today?s society.
The course description is as follows: "The central objective is to unravel some of the sociologically relevant dimensions of the fame of Lady Gaga."
Patricia and David Arquette showed up to the Onexone Gala in NYC last night and I guess every reporter was asking her to comment on the current status of her brother's marriage. Patricia basically told reporters that if a question about her brother starts to tingle on their tongue, they should excuses themselves, go to the bathroom, pull down their pants and try to lick on their own assholes because that's a better use of their time than asking her about family issues. This is what Patricia said (via UsWeekly):
"How are you doing? How is your kid doing? Have you ever had anything happen in your life? What?s the worst thing that you?ve ever had happen to you? Do you ever masturbate? Have you ever had an abortion? I mean, can you imagine these kind of questions? Can you imagine? Can you imagine? It?s not alright! It?s not alright!"
This is why I'm not a reporter, because I probably would've answered seriously with: Eh. Who? Not really. Witnessing this video. I'm doing it right now. Probably.
But seriously, why are these reporters asking Patricia Arquette about David Arquette when they have David Arquette in front of them. David will tell them whatever they want to know. ANYTHING. David has already told Howard Stern that he hasn't sexed his wife in months and that he cried tears the first time he stuck it in another snatch. So basically, David is wide open for you. Want to know if his shits are banana-shaped? David will answer that. Want to know if David really cried because it was the first time he had sex without getting interrupted by a call from Jennifer Aniston? David will tell you this!
Besides, reporters should be asking Patricia more important things! Like why hasn't she done a remake of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? with Alexis Arquette yet?
On the left is Kelly Osbourne filling my head with a half a cup of "No really, Harpo, who dis woman?" and a half cup of "YOU ARE NOT JACK SOMMERSBY" as Goldfinger's Shirley Eaton for the launch of Sky+HD. On the right is David Walliams also drenched in Kanye West's ass saliva as Shirley Eaton for Heat Magazine.
I'm happy that Kelly feels comfortable enough to proudly flaunt her body like a born and bred nudist now that she's lost some chunk, but my point goes to David for this one. Only David can pair a prairiedogginface with an "I'm so scared" pose and make it work!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Sheree is probably still best known for her role as Tricia Dingle in Emmerdale, a role that she played from 1998 until 2004. She was among the new generation of attractive looking [...]
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Ultimate Big Brother is due to finish today in the UK. The short season was tagged on to the [...]
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Young voters in D.C. share what they'd ask during Thursday's 'A Conversation With President Obama.'
By Gil Kaufman
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Everyone is stressed about the economy. With unemployment still hovering near double-digits and the class of 2011 facing one of the toughest job markets in years, MTV News hit the streets of the nation's capital on Tuesday and spoke to students at Georgetown University about how they've been impacted by the so-called Great Recession.
They told us what they would ask the president, just as other young voters will do during "A Conversation With President Obama," Thursday's one-hour town hall event airing live and commercial-free on MTV, mtvU, BET, Centric, Tr3s and CMT at 4 p.m. ET and stream live on MTV.com, BET.com and CMT.com.
"Everyone's attitude about money has changed," said Georgia Shibley, 19, who said she's considering going to graduate school rather than trying to wade into the tight job market. It was a sentiment echoed by a number of her fellow students at the private Jesuit university.
Her friend, international student Sita Chantramonklasri, 18, had a similar idea but was more optimistic about her prospects for finding a gig after she graduates. "If I work hard enough in school and go to a good graduate school ... eventually, it will pay off and I'll be able to find a job," she said, admitting that as a college student, she feels a bit sheltered from the harshest aspects of the downturn.
Like everyone, though, she's read and seen plenty of reports about the dire nature of the economy. Chantramonklasri said it doesn't feel like things are harder now than they were in the past. "People would always have to struggle to get a job earlier. ... The same principles apply: If you work hard and put yourself out there, eventually you'll find a job."
As young people face student loan payments and search for jobs, the economy is sure to be one of the prime topics the president will face when he takes the stage in front of 250 students on Thursday. Due in part to the unemployment rate, the country has seen a rise in community college applications and an increase in students opting for a "gap year" before attending university.
Mikholae Hutchinson, a naturalized citizen who emigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica and joined the military in order to afford school, said the money crunch had forced students to make hard choices. "I went with the military to afford certain things because I myself couldn't afford it," said Hutchinson, 22. "I'm completely dependant on the system. For other people not as bold as I am and have to [pay for school] out of pocket ... the pressing issues are: I go to school and I work, and let's say I can't make it to class one day or a couple of days and I drop a letter grade. How am I going to be taken care of if I come to you and say I need help? ... You have to make hard choices for yourself and have to do without a lot ... and so much is asked from you in return."
If the economy and job creation are your top concerns, you too can ask the president about his plans to remedy the situation. He will be taking questions from Twitter, as well as the live audience, during Thursday's conversation. From now through the live show, tweet your questions with the hashtag #askjobs or #askeconomy (or another topic that's important to you). Starting on Wednesday (October 13), you can also visit the Twitter Tracker to submit your question and see which #ask topics are trending with other users.
We're not just looking for your questions, though, we're also interested in how you're feeling about the country, the world and your own lives. We want to hear from you about your greatest hopes and fears, so tweet your answer to those questions to #mygreatesthope and #mygreatestfear, and your thoughts might get read during the live broadcast.
What do you want to ask President Obama? Share your questions in the comments before asking the president himself on Thursday!
"A Conversation With President Obama," a production of MTV News and BET News, will be hosted by MTV News' Sway Calloway, BET's April Woodard and CMT's Katie Cook. The show will air live at 4 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. CT (and tape-delayed at 4 p.m. PT) on MTV, BET, CMT, mtvU, Centric and Tr3s. The show will also stream on MTV.com, BET.com, CMT.com and Tr3s.com and will be made available on-demand 30 days after its initial airing.Related Videos
Album art from Pink Floyd, Blur and David Bowie also included.
By James Montgomery
On Thursday (January 7), the U.K.'s Royal Mail unveiled a series of 10 new stamps, honoring the most iconic album covers of the past 40 years.
The albums featured in the new series are the Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed, Led Zeppelin's IV, David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells, The Clash's London Calling, New Order's Power, Corruption and Lies, Primal Scream's Screamadelica, Pink Floyd's The Division Bell, Blur's Parklife and — the most recent album on to make the cut — Coldplay's A Rush of Blood to the Head.
Meant to honor "the most potent graphic images of modern times, many of which have provided a visual soundtrack to people's lives," the series is the end result of a lengthy research process by the Royal Mail, who looked through thousands of album covers by British artists before deciding on the final list. And, during a Wednesday night BBC Radio broadcast, it was revealed that the queen herself actually approved each design.
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page — who helped design the cover for IV — was on hand to celebrate the release of the stamps and recalled the mysterious nature of the album's iconic imagery.
"Almost 40 years after the album came out, nobody knows the old man who featured on the cover, nor the artist who painted him," he said. "That sort of sums up what we wanted to achieve with the album cover, which has remained both anonymous and enigmatic at the same time."
Of course, any great honor is befitting of an equally great contest, so, on the same day the stamps were made available to the general public, Coldplay decided to give one of their Rush of Blood stamps away. In a message on their official site, the band held a contest to send one lucky fan "a letter using a Coldplay stamp, postmarked with today's issue date."
"We visited our local post office earlier today and bought some of the Coldplay stamps," the message read. "Very nice they are too."Related Photos
The stage at the BET Awards was set on fire last night with pieces of charbroiled glitter when the legendary Antoine Dodson took to the stage looking like if Mushu from Mulan joined a TLC cover group as Chilli. Antoine slid and bounced to the song that has moved his family out of the projects while the audience licked that shit up. Even though Antoine was dressed like The Limited's answer to Willow Smith, every strand on his head was as silky and smooth as the taint on a satin teddy bear. Seriously, when Antoine flips the waterfall to heaven on his head, a bed intruder gets castrated on a falling window.
Oh, and you can stop watching after the 0:30 second mark. Go dip your hair in a bowl of Skin-So-Soft instead, so you too can have a head full of raw cashmere like Antoine.
And why hasn't Antoine teamed up with the "Backin Up" Lady for an international world tour yet? Run and tell that. No, seriously, run and tell him that because it needs to happen.
via Necole Bitchie
Essex, 63, met Susan Hallam-Wright, 37, when the pair were working together in the musical ‘All The Fun Of The Fair’, where she played his daughter-in-law.
The couple chose a small village church where the brides [...]