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ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2012 | Tirdad Derakhshani
Producers of Daniel Craig's James Bondfilm Skyfall have committed the greatest outrage since the execution of Joan of Arc: They've sold out Bond to a beer brand. TMZ says in exchange for $45 mil, Bond will drink Heineken instead of his trademark vodka-martini-shaken-not-stirred. Bond films have plugged brands before, but this strikes at the heart of the James-Bond-ness of Bond. Craig, 44, recently told the New York Times that product placement is part of the Hollywood process: "We have relationships with a number of companies.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 19, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Donna Summer's family says the singer died of lung cancer even though she wasn't a smoker. TMZ says the diva believed she contracted the disease by breathing in toxic air after the Sept. 11 attacks in New York. Summer, who died Thursday at 63 in Naples, Fla., lived near ground zero. Summer's family rep, Brian Edwards, also said on Friday that the singer's funeral would be private and declined to disclose a time or place for the event. J-Lo: I'm undecided Jennifer Lopez denies she's already quit American Idol.
NEWS
May 5, 2012
Does Lamar Odom blame his wife for ruining a potentially great NBA career? Does Lamar, effectively booted by the Dallas Mavericks, think Khloé Kardashian loves her career as one of the principals in The Kardashian Un-Reality Industry more than her marriage? Does he want to leave her? These questions haunt us at night. Khloé, too, by the sounds of it. The embattled reality star, who this week announced she and Lamar are temporarily benching their reality show, Khloé & Lamar, tells People mag there are bumps in her marriage.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2012 | Tirdad Derakhshani
Beauty herself blushes whenever she's before Beyoncé. People mag has named the diva 2012's most beautiful woman. But, like, omg! She just gave birth! "I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth," says B, 30, who on Jan. 7 delivered her first baby with hub Jay-Z , Blue Ivy Carter® , a girl so special her name is a registered trademark. Adds B, "I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2012 | Tirdad Derakhshani
More members of the Kardashian Horde have exited the nest to begin feasting on the culture. USA Today says Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner's youngest daughters, Kendall, 16, and Kylie, 14, are joining Kim, Kris, and Khloé's deadly takeover of the kollective konsciousness. The teens have landed jobs as, um, journalists. They've been named West Coast fashion contributors to Seventeen mag. "Kendall & Kylie's Fashion Journal" debuts in the June/July issue and features the latest fashion and beauty tips, the mag says.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2012
The Iverson divorce - a strange, postmodern form of emotional musical chairs - has taken another strange zig. TMZ says Allen Iverson wants to stop - abort, annul, abrogate - divorce proceedings, sputtering on since March 2010, when estranged wife Tawanna first filed papers. In court documents cited by TMZ, the former Sixers megastar requests the court to chuck Tawanna's divorce petition because he and Tawanna revived their union between November 2011 and February 2012, proving that their marriage is not "irretrievably broken," as Tawanna claimed in 2010.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
George Clooney , who seems to be everywhere these days, led a demonstration against the government of Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir Friday outside Sudan's embassy in D.C. It wasn't long before the cops clapped Georgie in cuffs and led him away. What did his mom, Nina Clooney , think of the prospect of his arrest? "He's a big boy. He'll be OK. " Yes, he will. So will his dad, Nick Clooney , who also got arrested. George has been active investigating reports of war crimes by Bashir, reports that outspoken George says are true.
NEWS
March 16, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
TMZ cites an unnamed insider who says Whitney Houston 's mom, Cissy Houston , is horrified by reports that Whitney's 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina , is having what Cissy calls an "incestuous" romance with quasi-bro Nick Gordon , 22. (Whitney unofficially adopted him when he was 12.) Are they really dating? A TMZ vid clip that shows the pair sharing an intimate embrace had gone viral by Thursday morning. Then there's this tweet Bobbi Kristina sent in November: "I love sleeping with big brudder (: only person that helps my insomnia B!
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Olivier Martinez , who on Sunday confirmed he's engaged to Halle Berry , sealed his proposal to the American beauty with the most exquisite emerald ring ever beheld. Reporters reportedly fainted at the sight of the bauble, its emeraldine sheen so perfect it was probably forged by the god Thoth himself. Verily viridian, the four-carat rock comes from "closed-down mines in Muzo, Colombia, and the color is perfect," its creator, Paris jeweler Robert Mazlo , tells People.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
She did the red carpet as Little Red Riding Hood (in a blood-red Atelier Versace nun-inspired satin robe) with a pope-alike in full faux-Vatican regalia on her arm. Nicki Minaj at the Grammys. So scandalous! Minaj, 29, later performed "Roman Reloaded," with a stage show out of The Exorcist : She was strapped to a leather table, levitated, surrounded by roaring flames, and did a mock self-exorcism. The spectacle disgusted The View' s Sherri Shepherd . "I didn't know whether to dance or pull out my Bible and lay hands on the tv," she tweeted.
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