Am I wrong in sensing just a hint of double standards here?
Kylie MinogueKylie Minogue, our favourite Aussie songbird, who now calls London home, took away her first Grammy for Best Dance Recording. The track “Come into my world” from her recent Fever album, beat records by pop queens Madonna and Cher. The win makes Kyles the first Aussie to take out a major category at the Grammy’s since the 80’s icon band “Men at Work” were voted best new artist in 1982. Kyles said “I am thrilled and cannot wait to bring it home”. Go Girl!
Beyonce KnowlesEven though it was delayed by at least 5 minutes, (to make sure no one showed too much flesh), the 46th annual Grammy awards were presented Sunday night in Los Angeles. It’s “music’s biggest night” when the America music industry honours its own. The evening’s big winner was 22 year old, Beyonc? Knowles. Nominated in six categories, she took home five Grammys, including Best Contemporary R&B Album and Best Female R&B Performance, on the strength of her debut album, Dangerously in Love. Beyonc? shared two awards with her boyfriend, Jay-Z, for the song “Crazy In Love.” Denying Beyonc? a clean sweep was British rock band Coldplay, who claimed the Record Of The Year Grammy, with Clocks.
Finally someone in television programing has worked out that we are much more interested in the red carpet interviews and live performances rather than the actual presentations. The three-and-a-half-hour worldwide telecast featured 19 live performances but the best news of the night was that although more than 100 awards were given out, only 11 were presented during the broadcast. Yippee finally!
Justin TimberlakeJustin Timberlake obviously still had his recent Super Bowl fiasco with Janet Jackson on his mind, when he accepted the award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for Cry Me A River. “Listen, I know it’s been a rough week on everybody,” he said. “What occurred was unintentional ? completely regrettable, and I apologize if you guys are offended. This has been a dream of mine. This is officially the greatest moment of my life. Thank you!”
Britney broke Durst’s heart? Apparently Limp Bizkit’s leading man Fred Durst had his heart broken by the queen of pop tartlets, Britney Spears in just two weeks. Aww. Rumour also has it that her recently ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake was crying more than a river when he heard of their “relationship.” In a recent interview with the Sun newspaper Fred said : “I was pretty upset when me and Britney ended. Was my heart broken? Yes. Things were getting out of control and Justin was calling her and freaking out. He had never seen her with another guy before. I have run into him a couple of times since then, but nothing was said about Britney.” But that ain?t the half of it? Apparently things were going swimmingly between the two musical genius?, when old Freddie got on the radio and blabbed to the world that he?d had sex with the precious pop princess! Not only that, but he also claimed that she was “forward and aggressive” to boot. Any wonder Britney denied ever having a ?relationship? with Durst, after such Neanderthal comments!
Seems Angelina Jolie, Hollywood?s favourite celibate, was also in Durst?s sights at one point. Lucky her. In addition to calling and sending flowers to the Tomb Raider star Durst also made public declarations about how smitten her was with the plump-lipped star, “I had my mind set on Angelina for a long time. I couldn’t stop thinking about her, but it’s just not going to happen…” Gee whiz – what a surprise Fred! Brits and Justers Reunited? Speaking of Britney and Justin, the rumour mill has been in overdrive at the hint of a reunion between these two kooky kids. But it seems love isn?t the motivating factor for this reunion. It is of course M-O-N-E-Y. How does nearly $10 million Aussie bucks sound? The word on the street in the UK is that following the success of the latest advertising campaigns for clothing giant GAP which star Madonna and Missy Elliot, the global rag-traders are in secret talks with Britney and Justin. Rumour has it, the ex-couple will star in a series of commercials for the fashion brand. One source told Britain’s Daily Star newspaper, “The entire world followed the Britney-Justin romance and getting them together in a television commercial will get the world talking again.” But before you get too excited, a UK rep for GAP put a damper on the discussion when he told Vogue.com, “I haven’t heard anything and I wouldn’t think there’s any grounding to it. I think I’d have heard.” Of course you would have sweetie! Jolie’s Forest Project gets the green light Proving that she is not only beautiful on the outside but has a heart of gold too Angelina Jolie, in her latest role as philanthropist, has achieved what many conservationists have been trying to achieve for years. The Tomb Raider star has charmed the Cambodian government into approving a forest conservation project, that will fund be funded by the star, to the tune of $3 million dollars. Jolie has promised to cough up the cash for community-based work over the next five years in two former Khmer Rouge strongholds in remote parts of northwestern Cambodia. “She loves the area, the people and the (natural) resources there,” said Mounh Sarath, the executive director of Cambodian Vision in Development after signing the agreement with the Ministry of Environment. The money will educate villagers about conservation awareness, draw demarcation lines to protect forest and wildlife sanctuaries and train local rangers, said Mounh Sarath. “We are very pleased and would also like to thank Ms. Angelina Jolie for her interest (in conservation),” said Environment Minister Mok Mareth. In a move that will impress greenies all over the world, the project aims to preserve some 148,200 acres of forest in the Samlaut and Pailin areas along Cambodia’s northwestern border with Thailand. Jolie, 28, has increased her charity work in the country since adopting her son, Maddox, from a Cambodian orphanage. Boy has she changed since the days of pashing her brother at the Oscars a few years back!
No action for Angelina!
You would think Angelina Jolie, the woman with illegal amounts of sex appeal, would be turning men away in droves – especially since she and kooky husband Billy Bob Thornton split over a year. But not so, according to the kick-arse star who is soon returning to the big screen as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. The sultry star recently confessed to US talk show host Jay Leno on The Tonight Show that not only is she currently single, but that she hasn?t dated anyone all year! (Thank goodness, those Nic Cage rumours were pure Hollywood fabrication!) “I haven’t had sex for over a year,” she told Leno. “It’s horrible. God help the next person,? the star quipped, revealing that while she is looking forward to her next romantic encounter, she is more than happy being Mum to little Maddox for the time being. Awww.
Justin needs Mummy?s approval
Seems like Justin Timberlake still needs his mummy?s approval when it comes to affairs of the heart. As things heat up with Cameron Diaz, the rumour mills have gone into overdrive, claiming that Justin is so in love with his new gal pal, he’s even flown his mother from her south Tennessee home all the way to Florida just to meet Diaz. A source close to Timberlake told reporters, “This is an official ‘meet the parents’ summit, Justin’s been telling his pals that Cameron’s the one – he wants to make sure he goes about everything the right way.”
The two stars have been seen out and about quite a lot recently, and just last week the two were spotted at the trendy nightclub called Opium and one fellow clubber told the Daily Star, “Cameron was all over him. She was hanging off his shoulder as he ate. They were very touchy-feely.” Another source who apparently spotted the two lovebirds at the Mint Lounge said, “Justin showed up the other night with Cameron. They had around 20 people fussing over them and he stayed dancing with Cameron until late.” Sounds like a match made in disco heaven, right? Yes, but just to stir the pot a little more, there have been conflicting reports of Diaz being seen out with old flame Jared Leto. Could they just be good friends these days? Maybe. Maybe not!
Mini Me to Marry
Could be that opposites attract really do attract. Standing tall at two-foot 8-inch Goldmember star Verne ?Mini Me? Troyer has announced that he is about to get hitched – to his 29 year old girlfriend. No biggie there, but hang on a sec – Troyer?s girlfriend is 6-foot-2 yoga instructor Genevieve Gallen! Could it be? The ceremony is expected to take place sometime in November. Congrats to the odd (but happy) couple!
Charlie?s Angel star reveals all
Drew Barrymore has confirmed what has long been suspected, she likes both men and women. The Charlie?s Angel?s star has revealed that she is indeed bisexual ?Do I like women sexually? Yeah I do? she said. Totally. I have always considered myself bisexual?.
Thanks for sharing Drew!