Monday, June 25, 2007

Katie Holmes Information

If you're trying to keep up with your favourite celebrity, Katie Holmes, then there's a new resource on the internet for you.

Set up especially to bring you news stories, phtos and even video feeds about Katie Holmes, if you're interested in celebrity gossip andinformation then this is the site for you.

There's even a section on Katie Holmes' marriage to Tom Cruise!

Well, why are you waiting, go check it out!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

So what do you prefer?

Roundheads or Cavaliers?

Or, to take it out of English argot, circumcision or no circumcision?

There's the various health aspects of doing it, STDS, penile cancer and so on but they're minor really.

It's also true that it leads to lower sensitivity in those who have the chop. Something you might think is a bad idea.

Well, yes, but, click through here to see why that migh actually be the justifying point for circumcision.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Cascais Dining Options

If you should find yourself in Cascais and in need of a restorative drink or bit to eat may I recommend the Beefeater?

It's Cascais' British Pub of choice, not least for the fact that it's run by friends of ours.

Yes, of course they do a morning fry up and they've got all the usual beers on tap and in bottles.

They've also got the big screen TVs and the satellite connections to make them work. So, if you're around and about in Cascais, give the pub a try.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Welcome to the wonderful world of movie accountancy:

Best-selling author Clive Cussler has been ordered to pay $US5 million ($A6.01 million) to the movie production company behind box-office flop Sahara following a bitter legal battle.

A jury at Los Angeles Superior Court ruled that Cussler had breached his contract following a complex 14-week trial that focused on the 2005 big-screen adaptation of his novel starring Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz.

But the jury also ruled that the production company in the film - Crusader Entertainment - must also pay Cussler $US8.5 million ($A10.21 million) for failing to turn a second book into a movie.

A judge will finalise the conflicting damage amounts at a later hearing.

Cussler, 75, had sued Crusader Entertainment in 2004, alleging the company broke his contract by using a Sahara script that he had not approved.

But Crusader - owned by Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz - said in a countersuit that Cussler himself breached his contract and publicly disparaged the film.

The company said Cussler allowed details of his financial negotiations with Crusader to become public and had also inflated his book sales to persuade the company to buy the movie rights to the film.

Good advice in that business is simply to take the paycheck and shut up.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Fergie on Top of the Charts

Fergie, the singer from Black Eyed Peas, just got her second number one single:

Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie earned her second No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thursday with "Glamorous," a tune featuring rapper Ludacris.

Thanks to 166,000 digital downloads, the track jumped seven places to end the two-week reign of New York rapper Mims' "This Is Why I'm Hot," which slipped to No. 2.

In its nine week history on the Hot 100, "Glamorous" has fallen in and out of the top-10 due to its availability online. Fergie's first single, last year's "London Bridge," was her first No. 1 on the chart.

Akon's "Don't Matter" slipped one to No. 3; the R&B singer is also the featured artist on Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet Escape," as it similarly fell one to No. 4.

Patrick Stump can be heard on the No. 5 and 6 tracks, as the featured artist on Gym Class Heroes' "Cupid's Chokehold" (up two to No. 5) and in his own band Fall Out Boy, whose "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" held at No. 6 for a second week. Rock band Daughtry's "It's Not Over" re-entered the top-10, rising four to No. 7.

As for the others, who are they? Or is that a sign that I'm getting old?

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Genesis Returns

Arrrgh! Genesis is back:

The rock band Genesis will tour for the first time in 15 years this summer, but without former front man Peter Gabriel, the group said on Wednesday.

The European and North American tour will feature vocalist and drummer Phil Collins, keyboard player Tony Banks and guitarist Mike Rutherford, reviving the lineup that reached its peak success in the 1980s.

Gabriel, a vocalist and flutist who helped found the British in 1966, will not participate, though Collins left open the possibility that Gabriel might participate in future projects.

"It's not like it's a party that we're holding that Peter didn't come to," Collins told a news conference, declining to explain further.

Genesis will tour Europe this summer, including a free concert at the Circus Maximus in Rome, and the band might participate on July 7 in former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's "Live Earth" event, which is occurring in cities around the world.

Absolutely, without a doubt, something to miss.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Who and Live Music

The Who are stating that playing live is going to be the future of music:

Call them old fashioned, but the founding members of The Who don't think the Internet is the future of rock, are unhappy about radio's narrow musical focus, and convinced live music is what it is all about.

Announcing their 2007 European Tour on Thursday, including a headlining slot at Britain's Glastonbury festival in June, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend said playing big venues remained the best way of showcasing their music to the world.

"The Internet promises a lot of things - some it delivers, some it doesn't," Townshend, 61, told a news conference, adding one thing it does offer is the ability to sell tickets.

"It is probably the most powerful informational, promotional tool today. It's a very effective, focused machine for promotion. I look forward to using it for live events, there's a big scope for live music and live events."

But Townshend said live music is what it is all about today, with the British rock band that dates back to the 1960s embarking on a 29-date tour starting on May 16 in Lisbon.

It might indeed be the future of music but it's also its past: recording is only just over a century old, after all.


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Friday, February 02, 2007

Night at the Museum

These cinemas are on to a loser here:

Some of Britain's biggest cinema chains have pulled hit comedy "Night at the Museum" from their screens in protest against Hollywood studio Twentieth Century Fox's plans to rush out the DVD version.

The move is the latest in a tussle between film theatres and studios over the shrinking time gap between the cinema and DVD release, which theatres fear will discourage the public from paying at the box office.

According to specialist film publications, the UK decision follows a similar standoff last week in Germany, where leading cinema chains forced Fox into concessions over the DVD release of "Eragon" by pulling other movies made by the studio, including "Museum," whose box office receipts plummeted as a result.

"As of today (Friday) we are no longer going to be showing the film on our screens," said a spokeswoman for Odeon, Britain's largest cinema chain with more than 840 screens.

The DVD market is worth vastly more to the studios that the cinema releases are. Offered a choice they'll go for the DVD's and bugger Odeon.


Thursday, January 18, 2007

Lindsay Lohan Enters Rehab Center

Quite the news today, the actress Lindsey Lohan has checked into a rehabilitation center. But, no, no one knows which one. Maybe she flew to England to go to The Priory?

Actress Lindsay Lohan has entered a residential treatment center, her publicist said on Wednesday, but would not disclose the reason.

"I have made a proactive decision to take care of my personal health," the 20-year-old star of "Mean Girls" and "Freaky Friday" said in a statement. "I appreciate your well wishes and ask that you please respect my privacy at this time."

Lohan's spokeswoman declined to say what Lohan was being treated for or where the center was located. The actress said in December she had been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for about a year.

Us Weekly magazine reported on its Web site that Lohan had been admitted to the exclusive Wonderland Center in West Hollywood and was seen arriving in an SUV followed by two other cars.