Saturday, 31 January 2009
Violleta Wallace the mother of Notorious BIG was said to have called Lil' Kim a white woman trapped in a black body after Kim had complained about the complexion of the actress who played her in the film according to music magazine NME.
P Diddy longtime associate of Notoroius Big has waded in to the row, and has released a video on YouTube in effort to defuse the issue.
Friday, 30 January 2009
Robby Williams has left the sunny climes of Los Angeles and jetted back into the artic conditions we are currently 'enjoying' in England. Reports say he left because he's been feeling a bit homesick and to be honest it is isn't like he has been particularly creative music-wise in the last few years over there.
Maybe the return back to Blighty can re-spark the creative flames and and I guess to help along the way he has splashed out on a sumptuous £7 million mansion in Wiltshire (north-west of London).
Or maybe it is an opportunity to link up with the other Take That boys who since their reformation in 2005 have gone down a storm with three UK No1 singles and two platinum albums. the industry is buzzing with rumours that a full reunion might be on the cards and Gary Barlow has not ruled out the opportunity for Robbie to rejoin the fold although Robbie's Manager has since played down the rumours.
Whose right whose wrong, we watch....
Thursday, 29 January 2009
For Clarkson, the first winner of the American Idol Tv show, this is only her second No1. The first A Moment Like This , was released on the back of her victory on the reality TV show.
The Video for the single debuted during the commerical break of this week's American Idol.
The man in his 20's sustained the injury during the filming of an aerial sequence at Leavesden Studios, near Watford, UK. He was rushed to nearby Watford Hospital and is being treated for a serious back injury.
This is not the first time a Harry Potter production has been hit by bad news, last year Robert Knox who played the role of Marcus Belby in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was stabbed to death in London.
We at 15 Bytes send our best wishes to the young man.
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
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The Brazilian star has however strenuously denied the allegations through his spokesman Chris Nathaniel, " We can confirm that Robinho met the police today, as pre-arranged and as part of a criminal investigation"
"He strenuously denies any allegation of wrongdoing or criminality and is happy to cooperate with the police if required further."
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
NBC says they rejected the ad because it breached their standard, but sources claim that the provocative nature of the ad may have been intentiional give all the publicity it is now recieving.
Well you decide.
The network is planning to run the Emmy-winning Samantha Who ? which stars Christina Applegate followed by an airing for debut sitcom In the Motherhood in the same slot and it looks like Betty is on vacation till June.
While no slacker Ugly Betty has seen its rating fall from 11.3 million in its first season to 8.7 million in season 3. Will Betty be Back, we'll have to wait and see.
Monday, 26 January 2009
In an interview with ABC's Good Morning America he said that although he considered offering the position to Oprah he knew she probably would not have accepted it.
In response Oprah speaking on SIRIUS XM (see audio below) confirmed that she would not have been interested if approached.
Rod Blagojevich faces an impeachment hearing over allegations that he had tried to sell the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama on becoming US President, and looks likely to lose his post as Governor.
It is difficult to describe, but you don't have to take my word for it, thanks to the miracle that is youtube you can see this glorious moment for yourself.
Needless to say here at 15 Bytes we are now fully behind Todd :-)
Sunday, 25 January 2009
Jeremy was in the bottom two with Rugby legend Ellery Hanley but was eventually booted out by the panel of Judges
Amazingly the incredibly shaky Todd Carty continues to thrive in a John Sargeant-esque fashion and it seems in Todd the great British public have once more found a celebrity underdog to vote through irrespective of his performance. Power to the People I say!
The 24 year-old Zimbabwean daughter of multi-millionaire safari operator met Prince Harry while he was spending a gap year in Cape Town South Africa and with their mutual love of partying amongst other things meant they were an instant hit with each other.
With the Chelsy split the love lives of the two royal boys have both moved from a period of stability to lots of uncertainty as Williams relationship with Kate Middleton is also in an on-off mode.
Well at least for Harry the media attention on his relationship breakdown will move the spotlight off his use of a racist slur against a Pakistani army officer.
Saturday, 24 January 2009
Like most UK artistes real success means making it big in the US of A. Ok group member Nadine Coyle's is involved with a chain of successful Irish Pubs around Los Angeles and the love of her live is NFL cornerback Jason Bell, good going girl, but that's not the sort of success we are talking about.
Cherly Cole had a top 4 UK hit Hearbreaker with Black Eyed Peas frontman will.I.am, closer but still not there although it looks like Cheryl isn't resting on her oars.
On the back of her high profile as a judge on the ITV reality show X-Factor Cheryl is looking to make a determined push into the US Market. She was reported as being seen having 'talks' with US TV executives in London at a Knightsbridge restaurant.
A US career plus her X-Factor commitments will certainly put a big question mark over her Girls Aloud future and maybe the future of the group. We are going to have to watch this space.
A spy said, "Mariah was in the VIP area, where every celebrity, like Jon Bon Jovi, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys and Bruce Springsteen, was seated. But somehow she thought she'd be up with the Obama family. When she realized she wasn't, she bailed."
Hmmmh....The Audacity of Divas, eh!
Friday, 23 January 2009
Yes the Swedish bombshell (can we still call her that) has emerged as the somewhat surprising winner of the Celebrity Big Brother 2009 finale. It looks like Channel 4 who screened the series have got the winner they always wanted after they alledgedly paid Ms. Jonsson a whopping £175,000 appearance fee for the three week series, the most paid to any of the contestants.
Ulrika beat off the challenge of professional Mancunian and radio presenter Terry Christian.
So the final result is (in descending order of eviction).
Ulrika Jonsson (Winner)
Mutya Buena (Walked off)
This leaves broadcaster Terry Christian and TV personality Ulrika Jonsson in the final
We loved Coolio here at 15 Bytes, he provided so many of the classic moments of the series, but he was just too controversial for the British public. Coolio may be out, but for some inexplicable reason he's been stuck in the house for 30 minutes after being named.
Well Coolio we'll see you when you get here, anytime you get here....
Well the results are rolling in and we have had our first set of evictees, first to go was 'boring' Ben from 90's boy band A1. No surprise there as apart from the suggestions of a CBB romance with Michelle Heaton he created few other talking points. Ben, just remember good looks alone can only take you so far.
The next eviction though was a shock, a big shock. The Bookies and media's favourite Verne Troyer aka Mini-Me from the Austin Powers films was the next out. What happened there, who knows may be it was his controversial snogging a plastic baby doll that did him in....eeeeew...
Well 2 down, 3 to go...
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Reporting on the snub the Daily Mirror quoted a music biz insider as saying
“It’s a complete travesty, Leona has been overlooked in her own country.
“She should have been a dead-cert for Best Female. She’s had the most amazing year – even the new
President wanted her to perform at his inauguration.” US
Well roll on Feb 18th and we'll find out who wins what...
For all his lack of celebrity he can pride himself on being more popular than a Jackson, having beaten Latoya in the popularity stakes.
He may have been unknown before, but after he's definitely going to be the most popular Scottish socialist politician out there.
The five left from Friday's final are Coolio, Terry, Verne, Ben and Ulrika
Latoya was initially very popular and tipped to go all the way but it seems her popularity waned once people got over the awe of another Jackson on Big Brother (her brother Jermaine did it last year) she also became increasingly accused of wage whispering campaign against housemates she didn't like.
She did get a warm reception from the eviction crowd though.
So Sorry Ms Jackson it looks like you've got to go.
Awww.....Isn't that sweet.
The neighbourhhod ball held at the Washington Convention Centre was the first of a dizzying array of balls the First Couple will attend as a part of the inauguration festivities.
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
For fashionistas everywhere the big question today was what will Michelle Obama be wearing to the inauguration ceremony? After mixed reviews on her red and black election night dress, an unqualified success it seemed was needed.
What a success she delivered, the Isabel Toledo designed matching golden-yellow dress and overcoat was a bold but inspired choice.
The coat and dress made of Swiss wool lace, backed with netting for warmth and lined in French silk have been universally acclaimed.
"I wanted to pick a very optimistic color, that had sunshine. I wanted her to feel charmed, and in that way would charm everybody," the designer Ms. Toledo explained.
We salute the new First Lady on her stunning choice.
Photo montage of Michelle Obama's the First Lady of the USA (and maybe of fashion?)
"I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will execute the office of president of the United States faithfully, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the United States.
"So help me God."
With those words Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States of America and no longer will he have to say "yes we can", now it is "yes we have"
Congrats to Obama!
Monday, 19 January 2009
The argument was said to have lead to some 'argy-bargy' and as the police spokesperson put it "a 24-year-old woman attended a central London police station by appointment " in connection with what the police called "a charge of common assault".
I guess we'll have to remember be nice to Jake if we ever write about him....
Today saw her nominated for eviction alongside Swedish-born TV 'personality' Ulrika Jonsson in a surprise eviction show with Davina McCall later broadcasting the results to the surprised housemates.
Michelle joins evictees Lucy Pinder and Tina Malone as celebrities voted off the show. Ex-Sugababe Mutya Buena walked off the show earlier this week.
Also in attendance were Bruce Springsteen, Garth Brooks, Shakira, Josh Groban and it goes without saying Bono and the rest of the U2 boys (can you have a political showbiz event without Bono? - No!).
The Concert tagged the 'We Are One' was also graced by President elect Obama, wife Michelle and kids Sasha and Malia.
Sunday, 18 January 2009
Fast forward to 2009 and it's all gone bizarre, Phoenix now spouts a huge grizzly beard and has seemly given up his acting career while re-inventing himself as a rapper.
It seems the new job hasn't started off too well. A recent set at a Las Vegas club seems to have left a lot to be desired as Phoenix reportedly quit mid-set. We think this is a story to follow...
And if that's not enough she's only gone and got herself nominated for the Grammys in the category of 'Best Dance Recording' for the this track
If you missed it here is Just Dance featuring Colby O'Donis Colón and Akon.
- Gran Torino - Another box office smash starring and directed by Clint Eastwood in a clash of culture between a retired white Auto worker and his immigrant neighbours
- Bride Wars - Rom Com ensues as two best friend find their weddings clash.
- The Unborn - Horror flick with a malovelent soul seeks escape from limbo to earth
- Marley & Me - Family comedy with mischevious puppy, as Jennifer Aniston continues to establish herself as star of screen rather than TV
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Ladies, it Brad Pitt and this time he isn't just a pretty boy (far from it at least in the beginning).
- Role Models - Gross out comedy as two buddies become mentors to avoid going to jail.
- Slumdog Millionaire - Inspirational tale of a street boy's rise from the slums of Mumbai to the finals of India's Who wants to be a millionaire.
- Bride Wars - Rom Com as two best friend find their weddings clash.
- Defiance - Daniel Craig swaps being James Bond for a lead role in a gritty WWII drama
- Yes Man - Jim Carrey comedy where he transforms from a man who always say No to one who says Yes, needless to say chaos ensues
Mr Obama is on his way to Washington for his inauguration as the 44th President of the USA and he is not short of a few celebrity suppoerts, including Beyonce who will perform the song the new First Couple will take their first dance steps to. Beyonce will be giving a rendition of the Etta James classic 'At Last' to the millions expected to hit DC.
Here is Beyonce performing the timeless classic at the Fashion Awards - Fashion Rocks 2008.
Saturday, 17 January 2009
He has been sentenced to 15 months in jail for handcuffing and beating up a male 'escort' in what has been described as a drug-fuelled rage...
Karma's a bitch !
The dress code was topless or red shirt, it seemed to hinged around some kind of 'Slaughter' theme, not sure why, how or what.
Talking about Celebrity Big Brother we are loving Coolio. Not every one's taste but he's delivering the entertainment for us and that's why we watch....
So what's the blog about? It is about fame, celebriety and notoriety and just me finding out how those who have or aspire to this live their lives.....Yep it is a celeb blog.
So if you're after your daily fix of celeb culture look no further than here. Before I go too far I have to give a shout out to Cuffmasters who have been very helpful in making the blog possible.
Ok I am know you are all getting bored now so lets do what we are here to do...