April 24, 2014

Tag Archives: Queen

Kardashian sisters’ new product: self-tanning gel

Hollywoodnews.com: After extending the dynasty to dieting products, sexy Bebe clothes and jewelry, the Kardashian sisters have lent their name to a line of beauty products, starting with a self-tanning gel.
Glamour Tan by Kardashian Beauty will be available exclusively at Sephora retail and online stores. Kim Kardashian last December became the spokesperson for Carl Jr.’s fast food chain and their healthy line of munchies.
However, the one product many men and women are dying to see from the Kardashians: lingerie.
The Los Angeles Business Journal ran the story.
“My sisters and I are all about getting the perfect tan without harming our skin,” said Kim Kardashian in a statement.
“We’re always on the lookout for the best self-tanner so we thought we’d create the perfect formula and share it with everyone.”
Despite all the Kardashian products, it has never been widely published how much the family or queen bee Kim is worth.
Celebrity Net Worth puts step-dad and ex-Olympian Bruce Jenner at $100 million. Kim’s former beau Reggie Bush of the New Orleans Saints NFL football team has been assessed at $24 million by Forbes magazine.

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ breaking barriers

By Emily-Fortune Feimster
HollywoodNews.com: RuPaul is certainly breaking barriers with his popular Logo show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” — which has attracted a viewership across genders, ages, races and sexual orientations, and is already green-lit for its Season 3. First, he’ll see whether his new spinoff series, “RuPaul’s Drag U,” debuting in July, will add to his success.
The latter show features RuPaul and drag queen pals taking on the task of makeovers of “biological women.” No doubt, mascara-fueled fierceness will ensue.
Despite the homophobia that still blatantly exists in today’s society, the famous drag queen tells us he’s lucky to have so much support.
To read more go to BeckSmithHollywood.com.

Bebe Buell gets ready for her new album “Sugar”

By Roger Friedman
HollywoodNews.com: Rock club Don Hill’s in the news. I told you on April 19th that Paul Sevigny and Nur Khan of Kenmare restaurant fame were planning on turning the punk emporium into a classy joint. It took the New York Post more than a month to say the same thing, without mentioning where the story came from…
…Don Hill’s unofficial queen of rock, Bebe Buell, has a new album called “Sugar,” with a major national release on June 15th. A week later she plays the Roxy in West Hollywood on Sunset…The album is already featured at www.newburycomics.com along with another favorite of this column, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals…
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“Glee” continues to dominate Billboard’s top album chart

HollywoodNews.com: “Glee” just delivered a fantastic Lady Gaga episode last night that has left a lasting impression on fans everywhere. Currently, the show has a lot to celebrate after their early 3rd season pick-up and as their album “Glee: the Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers” continues to dominate the Billboard’s top album chart. It sold a whopping 135,748 copies in the debut week and to this date over 7 million “Glee” songs have been downloaded.
Now on June 8th, a new album entitled “Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals” will be released and will showcase songs from Queen and Journey. You can bet that this album is going to follow in suit of the others and instantly become a Billboard success. Mark your calendars, you won’t want to miss this release.
Below is the full track listing:
1. Faithfully
2. Anyway You Want It/Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’
3. Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version)
4. Bohemian Rhapsody
5. To Sir, With Love
6. Somewhere Over The Rainbow

THE CAST OF “GLEE” PERFORMING LADY GAGA LIVE

Rural Hamlet Gets Resurgence Thanks to ‘Fabulous’ Goat Farmers

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
hollywoodnews.com: The hamlet of Sharon Springs, New York is getting its own version of a Hollywood premiere this weekend, with a big-screen unveiling of the first episode of Planet Green’s ‘The Fabulous Beekman Boys’ — which begins June 16 for everyone else.
‘There’s a big garden party festival, the grand opening of our first 1802 retail shop right in the village, and at five o’clock, our world premiere,’ right in the high school auditorium. So reports Dr. Brent Ridge, who stars in the unique reality show with partner Josh Kilmer-Purcell.
The couple came up from NYC in 2006 and discovered an 1802 mansion, found out it was for sale and went on to buy it and launch a successful goat farm and green lifestyle company. They’ve sparked the town’s resurgence and much more. Both are hyper-successful Manhattanites. Ridge is as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and was formerly Vice President of Healthy Living at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.
Kilmer-Purcell is known as the best-selling author (his ‘I’m Not Myself these Days’ is on its way to becoming a scripted series in its own right) who’s performed all over the world as drag queen Aqua (with live goldfish swimming in little bowls in his bra!).
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Lady Gaga fires her security team

Hollywoodnews.com: Prospective fashion intern, Queen of England impersonator and pop culture revolutionary Lady Gaga has ninja sliced her security team.
More specifically, she fired every single one of them after a fan managed to get on stage in Japan. There were no reports whether the fan tried to touch her highness with their ‘dirty’ hands.
Lady also laid off her wardrobe assistant because that person forgot to lock her dressing room.
Again, these firings weren’t due to the recession. These workers screwed up, failing to meet Gaga standards.
A source tells the Sun: “She went potty. She couldn’t believe they could let these things happen so she fired them on the spot. She goes out of her way to make her shows perfect and expects the same from her people.
“Some thought she would calm down but she put them straight on a plane home.”

Dennis Quaid Feels Empathy Toward Bill Clinton

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
hollywoodnews.com: For anyone who lived through the Clinton administration, Dennis Quaid’s performance in HBO’s May 29 “The Special Relationship” just might evoke a shiver or two. Although he doesn’t – by conscious choice – look like a twin of William Jefferson Clinton, he inhabits the role of the 42nd President down to the set of his mouth in angry moments.
And yet, Quaid admits, “I was kind of shocked when they asked me to do the role. It just seemed such a daunting task – getting the voice, the mannerisms.” However, he tells us, “I have a philosophy that sometimes you should do the thing that frightens you most, because it’s probably the thing you need to do to overcome your fear. Fear is a great motivator.”
The hardest part was “just capturing his spirit,” says Quaid. “I didn’t want to do a Saturday night skit of him. I wanted to make him into a human being. I was lucky I had four months to prepare,” he adds.
Quaid, who’s had his own relationship with Clinton — including several rounds of golf – admits he’s thought quite a bit about how the ex-Commander in Chief will feel about his portrayal and the film in general.
“Better me than Darrel Hammond,” he says with a smile. Then, more seriously, he adds, “I’ve seen the movies (playwright/screenwriter) Peter Morgan has done before – ‘Frost/Nixon,’ ‘The Queen…’ I felt they were empathetic portrayals, that I could understand these people a little more after seeing them. That was obviously an attraction. At the same time, I know certainly there are certain part of my life I wouldn’t want to have made into movie, and I understand the sensitivity involved in having those portrayed,” adds Quaid, who knows what it’s like to go through the tabloid grinder via the all-too-public ending of his marriage to Meg Ryan and his substance abuse problems of the 1980s.
To read more go to becksmithhollywood.com

Lady Gaga acts on her Queen of England fetish

Hollywoodnews.com: It makes sense for a method actor to go the distance in terms of getting into character, however, Lady Gaga is going off the deep end in embracing her British fetish.
Lady Gaga wants to be her Majesty Gaga. She is obsessed with the Queen of England after meeting her at a Royal Variety Show back in December. For her upcoming Monster Ball tour in the U.K., Lady Gaga has not only been dressing up in regal get-ups, but watching videotapes of the queen to perfect her British accent.
A source tells U.K.’s Sun: “She’s been copying the way the Queen speaks from online content. She loves all things British, especially the Queen.
“She wants to be able to do a really good accent for when she’s over here on tour later this month.
“If she gets dressed up in regal attire, she feels like it helps her accent.”
Now in terms of getting the right opinion on her accent, Lady Gaga tries it out on Sir Elton John. Apparently, she loves to chew his ear off about all things British. (Let’s hope she’s a Mr. Bean and Monty Python fan).
The source continues: “GaGa is trying it (the accent) out on every available opportunity.
“One thing she loves doing is prank-calling her friends to see if they can guess who it is.”
The good news: at least those close to her are admitting that it’s an intentional move on Lady Gaga’s part. When Madonna donned a faux British accent a while ago, the world just thought she was nuts. No word yet if Lady Gaga is living off a diet of fish and chips.

Michael Sheen takes on Blair and Hamlet

By Tracy Rosenfield
Hollywoodnews.com: Michael Sheen, who plays “Aro”, leader of the Volturi, in the “Twilight Saga”, has been tapped to play former Prime Minister Tony Blair in addition to The Dane in one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, Hamlet, in two upcoming projects.
Sheen recently took a part on “30 Rock”, opposite Tina Fey, which is a far cry from politics and Shakespeare.  Clearly, this is evidence of Sheen’s great range in acting skills – comedy, fantasy and drama.
In “The Special Relationship”, airing May 29th on HBO, Sheen takes his third stab at playing Tony Blair after previously playing the politician in “The Deal” and “The Queen”.  Given this is his third time playing the real-life individual, Sheen has developed strong political views.  In a recent interview, Sheen said that, Blair’s successor, Gorden Brown’s resignation would be a “brilliant kind of Shakespearean tragedy” if it didn’t affect the general population.  A very appropriate comment given Sheen will soon take the stage in a Shakespearean tragedy himself.
After playing Henry V for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1997, Sheen is set once again to take the stage as The Dane in a Hamlet production led by former Royal Court artistic Ian Rickson.  This will be Rickson’s first attempt at Shakespeare.  Though exact dates haven’t been confirmed and details are still being worked out, the curtain is set to rise in the winter of 2011, the same time as “Breaking Dawn”, the screen adaptation of the final book in the “Twilight Saga”.  It will certainly be interesting to see Sheen’s performance given his 14 year break from Shakespeare.

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Hollywood Movie Roundup: “Hood” — #2 with an Arrow, not a Bullet

BY KEVIN CRUST
Hollywoodnews.com: A return to Sherwood Forest doesn’t herald any type of rich-to-poor stimulus package so the Man in the Iron Suit will continue to control the box-office lucre. In more modest offerings, the new princess of romance is back and the Queen indulges in some romantic comedy hoop dreams of her own.
ROBIN HOOD
Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott re-team for this origin story of how the Prince of Thieves came to be. Cate Blanchett as Marian and Matthew Macfadyen as the Sheriff of Nottingham are also onboard. Oscar-winner Brian Helgeland wrote the screenplay with Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris also receiving story credit.
The historical epic, marketed as “Gladiator” meets Medieval Times, is getting mixed reviews from critics after debuting at Cannes. Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times finds it “simultaneously simplistic and over-plotted, revisionist and predictable.” For the Chicago Sun-Times’ Roger Ebert, the film is not enough like the Robins he has come to cherish (Flynn, Connery, the Disney fox) to justify dusting off the brand. A.O. Scott of the New York Times is even less enthused, declaring the movie “long, bloody, self-serious” and, perhaps, most damning of all, “lumbering.” Several critics. including Peter Travers of Rolling Stone and Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune were able to mine some popcorn entertainment from the film’s action.
Scott and Crowe are on a bit of a losing streak and pundits are all over the map, pegging RH to gross anywhere from the mid-$20 millions to as much as $45M. Regardless, the big-budget epic will fall far short of “Iron Man 2,” which should earn  at least $60M in its second week of domestic release bliss. Universal faces a tough path to earn back the rumored $155-200M it has spent on the project.
LETTERS TO JULIET
Amanda Seyfried, following her successful turns in “Mamma Mia” and “Dear John,” now stands as the poster girl for young love at the movies. Here, she acts as a facilitator of the heart, playing a young woman who visits Italy and sets out to find two long ago lovers mentioned in the title missive. The cast also includes Gael García Bernal, Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero. Written by Jose Rivera and Tim Sullivan. Directed by Gary Winick.
Predictably, critical response is tepid, but there is some grudging admiration for the film’s straightforwardness and special appreciation for the presence of Redgrave and Nero. Betsy Sharkey of the LA Times [...]

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