Sunday, June 6, 2010

Taeyeon’s musical The Sun’s Song performance clips released
SNSD’s kid leader, Taeyeon took part in her first musical, The Sun’s Song/Midnight Sun last month, which is based on a Japanese movie/drama of the same name.

Taeyeon plays the lead female role of Kaoru, who is afflicted with Xeroderma pigmentosum, a genetic disorder that makes her overly sensitive to sunlight. Her character falls for a man who lives for the sun as a surfer.

For fans who are unable to go in person to watch her for various different reasons, they could only rely on fancams to show their support. But thanks to KTV, the musical was shown on their channel on June 5th. Check it out now!


IU and Seulong’s short MV for Nagging released
After releasing the single and teaser, a short music video has now been released for the second We Fell in Love track titled Nagging performed by 2AM’s Seulong and IU.

The short music video is basically an extension of the teaser, showing them recording the song whilst fooling around behind the scenes. Although kind of random, they look pretty compatible as a couple

Newly red-headed Rihanna storms Madrid in cone bra and granny pants
By Daily Mail Reporter

Rude girl: Rihanna performs on stage during the Rock In Rio music festival in Arganda del Rey near Madrid

Rihanna pulled out all the stops to give her fans a memorable performance in Spain yesterday.

She walked out on stage with newly red hair, in a striking Gaga-style outfit of 50s cone bra and a pair of black granny pants.

And the Rude Girl certainly put on a show, throwing her head back as she played air guitar.

The singer won over the crowd at the Rock In Rio music festival in Arganda del Rey, near Madrid.

The 22-year-old's 62-date Last Girl On Earth tour kicked off in Belgium in April.

Following a break in her schedule the Barbadian will take the tour to the U.S. in July, spending two months touring the country.

In great shape: Rihanna unveiled a new red hairdo and debuted a daring stage outfit of 50s style cone bra

She is set to finish in Syracuse, New York on August 28.

Hard-working Rihanna also has two new singles to promote,Te Amo and Rockstar 101.

She has recorded boundary-pushing videos for each, with Te Amo seeing her play a PVC clad dominatrix, while Rockstar 101 sees her wear nothing but a few strategically placed chains.

Hard-worker: Rihanna's 62-date Last Girl On Earth tour kicked off in Belgium in April

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Britain's Got Talent: Gymnastic group Spelbound win this year's final as Twist and Pulse come in a close second
By Georgina Littlejohn

Champions: Gymnastic group Spelbound were crowned this year's winners of Britain's Got Talent

They were the hot favourites to win this year's Britain's Got Talent final.

And last night, gymnastic group Spelbound proved they had what to took to capture the nation's heart as they were crowned the winners of the ITV talent show.

The accolade won them £100,000 and the chance to perform in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance.

The 13 acrobats jumped up and down as they beat dance duo Twist and Pulse to the coveted top spot after the public vote put them above the dance duo and drummer Kieran Gaffney.

Amazing: Spelbound performed a dizzying routine that left everyone stunned and helped them become the winners of Britain's Got Talent

Clad in revealing black PVC costumes and sprayed with gold, the 13-strong group looked noticeably more tanned than usual as they mesmerised a TV audience of millions – it was revealed last week that a London salon had offered them free unlimited sunbeds after a magazine dubbed them ‘tasty but pasty’.

They were the only act in the final to receive a standing ovation from all three judges.

They said: 'This is unbelievable, thank you to everyone out there, this just goes to show our hard work paid off.'

Earlier they had impressed the judges and the voting public with their energetic and at times dangerous routine, which saw one of them being thrown over the heads of Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan.

The judges: Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, who wore a Ivory silk crepe v-neck fishtail gown by Ralph & Russo, and Piers Morgan

Amanda Holden told them: 'I am running out of adjectives to describe you. We are hosting the 2012 Olympics, what an opening act you would be.'

Simon Cowell added: 'Putting it in Olympic terms, That would have won the gold medal. One of the most astonishing things I have ever seen.'

The name Spelbound is derived from Spelthorne Gymnastics club in West London where the group, aged 12 to 24, all meet.

They beat Ashley Glazebrook and Glen Murphy, both 19 years old, and also known as Twist and Pulse to take first place.

Twist and Pulse: Friends Ashley Glazebrook and Glen Murphy impressed with their original dance routine

Back to front: Tobias Mead started his act suspended from the air upside down before launching into his backwards performance

The dancing duo were the first act to perform and went down a storm with the judges and audience alike.

Piers Morgan told them: 'Sometimes people say it's a disaster to go first - you have set the bar tonight for people to follow. It was fantastic. really good.'

Amanda added: 'Tonight you've shown me there's more and more and more. You're on the money every single time.'

And Simon added: 'This was the best routine we've seen of you so far. Was really impressed with you guys tonight.'

Third place went to little drummer boy Kieran Gaffney, who drummed along to Wipeout as dancers bopped underneath his suspended drum kit.

Piers told him: 'You've got unbelievable talent at drumming, great to watch.'

Amanda, who looked stunning in a Ralph & Russo dress Ivory silk crepe v-neck fishtail gown with a center front split with a Swarovski crystal encrusted waist, added: 'Those drums were on fire tonight. I can't describe it.'

Little drummer boy: Kieran Gaffney plays the drums while suspended in the air over some dancers

And Simon added: 'You are a showman. What I love about you is that you've got real passion and enthusiasm and I absolutely really, really, really, like you.'

And sadly it wasn't meant to be for Tobias Mead, who didn't even make the final three, despite being a big hit among the judges and the fans of the show.

His elaborate performance saw him suspended from the ceiling before he launched into his backwards dancing routine.

Mini heartthrobs: Teenybop boy band Connected got the girls in the audience screaming with their Westlife cover

Piers told him he was a 'showman' who would go down a storm on stage in Las Vegas, while Amanda said his 'creativity and imagination is second to none'
She also told him: 'And you're fit. Eye candy and best dancer on this show.

Sadly, Simon's prediction that the show could have seen an upset with Tobias going all the way, wasn't to be

Singing sensations: Manchester schoolboy Liam McNally and accountant Christopher Stone sang their hearts out for the judges

Canine capers: Tina Humphreys and her dancing dog Chandi

Also performing tonight was Tina Humphreys and her amazing dancing dog Chandi, described by the judges as 'charming', 'entertaining' and 'gorgeous'.

Grandmother Janey Cutler, 80, melted everyone's hearts with her version of Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien, and was told by Amanda that she looked 'beautiful' while Simon told her she was a 'gutsy lady'.

No regrets: 80-year-old Janey Cutler sang Edith Piaf's Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien - in English

The night also wasn't meant to be for impressionist Paul Burling, who got a standing ovation after he took off Andy and Lou from Little Britain, Jeremy Clarkson, Graham Norton, Marjory Dawes, Billy Connolly, Chris Tarrant, David Jason, Uncle Albert, Simpson characters Homer and Marge, Mr Smithers and Crusty The Clown, as he sang his own version of the Proclaimers I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles).

Boy band Connected were also left disappointed after peforming a cover of Westlife's What About Now, teenager singer Liam McNally who performed Danny Boy, and Harrogate accountant Christopher Stone, who sang Somewhere from West Side Story and was told by Piers to give up his day job.

I want that one: Impressionist Paul Burling started his act as Andy from Little Britain and ended taking off Crusty The Clown

R&B singer Usher performed live on the show and was greeted by screams from the audience as he launched into his new single OMG.

He said: 'It's a pleasure to be here, some incredible talent tonight.'

Also performing was Dizzee Rascal and comedian James Corden, who debuted their World Cup song Shout.

James said: 'We tried to book the wood cutter to perform with us. Been a great series and can't wait to see who wins.'

The professional acts: R&B star Usher and James Corden and Dizzee Rascal performed on the show


SISTAR debuts with Push Push on Music Core
Having released their album and performed on Music Bank this week, SISTAR embarked on their second debut performance on the June 5th episode of Music Core.

With a decent catchy song, the girl showed that they are here to stay with a good performance last night.

Can they follow it up this afternoon, check them out!

MusicAfter School says goodbye with a Bang on Music Core!
On today’s episode of Music Core, the girls of After School returned on stage for their goodbye performance.

This might be our last time seeing these girls together for quite a while, so enjoy their bangin’ Bang! performance!

As reported recently, the girls will now split up into subgroups to promote in two three-member groups, and a solo singer. The first unit division will be revealed as soon as next week


Britain's Got Talent: Little drummer boy Kieran Gaffney and young singer Liam McNally through to the final
By Georgina Littlejohn

Stunned: Kieran Gaffney, who impressed the voting public with his drumming skills, gets emotional after hearing he made it to the Britain's Got Talent finals

He failed to make it through to last year's semi-final but was determined to go even further this time when he returned to audition for the Britain's Got Talent judges.

And 13-year-old Kieran Gaffney's hard work and tenacity paid off after he won the public vote last night and got through to tonight's final.

The little drummer boy said he was 'over the moon' after presenters Ant and Dec read out his name as the first of two contestants to go through

He said: 'I feel great, I feel over the moon. Thanks everyone!'
The second of the last semi-finalists to make the final was 14-year-old Liam McNally, who went head-to-head with dance group A3, three brothers from Swansea, Wales, to face the judges' decision.

Piers Morgan backed Liam, while Amanda Holden decided to give her vote to A3, but it was down to Simon Cowell to make the final decision and give the deciding vote.

Second chance: Singer Liam McNally looked relieved as Simon Cowell chose him over dancing brothers A3, sending him through to the final

He said both acts had been better in previous performances but opted to give Liam another chance.

After performing Danny Boy in the last round, Liam opted for You Raise Me Up for last night's show.

After belting the song out, Morgan said: 'I thought that was a fantastic performance

Bang the drum: Kieran showed off his stick skills

You Raise Me Up: Liam decided to sing Westlife's song which impressed the judges and the audience

Cowell said he though it was 'absolutely terrific', and added: 'The audience loved it.'

The two boys will join eight other finalists for the big show this evening including Spelbound, Tobias Mead, Tina & Chandi, Connected, Paul Burling, Christopher Stone,
Janey Cutler and Twist & Pulse.

But there was disappointment for last night's remaining semi-finalists including exotic dance troupe Dance Flavourz and pole dancing Alesia Vazmitsel

Carnival fun: Dance act Dance Flavourz brought an element of Bollywood and south America to their performance

Bendy: Pole acrobat Alesia Vazmitsel stunned the judges with her flawless and dangerous act

Alesia left the judges stunned by her pole dance, with Cowell telling her that she was 'technically fantastic', while Holden said she was 'absolutely beautiful to watch'.

Morgan told Dance Flavourz that they were an 'explosion of colours and bottoms, great fun'.

Also missing out on the final were dance troupe Mystikal, father and son act unimaginatively called Father & Son, and celebrity impersonaters, The Chippendoubles.

Impressive: Dance troupe Mystikal performed better than at their audition but it wasn't enough to go through

Double take: The Impersonaters, who took off Simon Cowell, Ricky Gervias, Mr T, David Beckham and Gordon Ramsey

Father & Son, Graham and James Edgington sang Bette Midler's classic song The Wind Beneath My Wings but was told by all three judges that their performance had been 'cheesy'.

Morgan said he felt like he was 'drowning in a vat of gorgonzola', while Holden told them it had been a 'cheese-fest'.

Also missing out were dancing brothers A3 from Swansea, who came on the stage on revolving pillars.

Cheesy: Father and son act Graham and James Edgington failed to win over the judges with their rendition of Wind Beneath My Wings

Brotherly love: Swansea siblings A3 showed off am impressive dance routine

The siblings, who practised all their routines in their living room, were praised for their hard work and dedication.

Holden told them they had done themselves proud while Simon Cowell said they were 'very, very talented'.

JLS also performed their new single The Club Is Alive live on the show.
The final takes place tonight on ITV from 7.30 to 10pm

Talent show boys: JLS, who came second on the X Factor in 2008, performed their new single The Club Is Alive


Friday, June 4, 2010

A tank, a helicopter and the famous van... Stars revel in an all-action red carpet show as the A-Team remake gets its Hollywood premiere
By Mail Online Reporter

Hitching a ride... and her hemline: Brooke Shields hikes up her skirt round her thighs as she rides pillion on a friend's motorcycle

By the look of these photos, Brooke Shields probably isn't an experienced motorbike rider.

After being offered a ride on the back of a friend's motorcycle in New York yesterday, the actress soon realised she wasn't quite dressed suitably for sitting pillion.

The Lipstick Jungle star, 45, ended up flashing a lot of thigh to onlookers as she hitched up her mini-dress round her bottom to sit on the back of the bike

Luckily, the dress had a zip along the side, so Shields have bit of leeway to move the dress up her long legs.

Despite her unsuitable fashion choice for biking, the mother-of-two did at least wear a safety helmet.

Before getting on the bike, the actress looked chic in a black, grey and white pannelled mini-dress and peep-toe ankle boots.

But after getting off the bike, it would be safe to assume the dress would be in need to a good iron.

Safety first: Shields made sure she wore a helmet... even though she wasn't wearing suitable biking clothes

Meanwhile, Shields have come under fire from animal rights activists after a recent trip to Denmark to design her own mink coat.

With the help of designers from fashion house J Mendel, Shields fulfilled a childhood dream to create her own fur coat at the Kopenhagen Fur's creative workshop in Copenhagen in March.

During her visit, she was quoted as saying: 'Wearing fur may be associated with something grandmotherish. Something you wear when you visit the opera, or if you are a rock star and wears it inside out.

Practicality: Fortunately, Shields' dress had a handy zip on the side

'But I will advocate that both my generation and the younger generation can wear fur.'

After learning of her controversial trip, People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wrote a scathing post directed to the actress.

It read: 'We understand that when some actors' careers begin to fade, they'll do just about anything to stay in the limelight, including appearing in eyelash-growth commercials and starring in short-lived TV shows.

'But Brooke, did you really want the world to remember you as a "fur pimp" who stares agog at rows of animal skins?'

Davichi enchants time on M! Countdown
Vocal remedy duo Davichi are back and ready for yet another round of weekend promotions. They’re kicking it off with their first performance of the weekend by appearing on stage at M! Countdown with their title track Time, Please Stop!

After their sensational 2009 dance ballad hit 8282, it seemed almost impossible for the girls to top themselves. And yet here they are on stage proving us wrong with their new song. It’s still a ballad but they’ve ditched the dance and thrown in a little fire of punk rock to develop an interesting mix.

Watch below as the double threat known as Davichi appears on stage and put on a vocal performance so powerful and magical that it’ll make time stop.

4minute brings on the Huh on Music Bank
The 4minute girls returned on the Music Bank stage on June 4th to perform their latest hit song, Huh.

What caught the attention of fans however was that Gayoon was donning sunglasses, which was a first since they begun performing this song. If you recall, only Jiyoon wore sunglasses during their previous performances, so it was a surprise for fans.

But if you recall again, Gayoon was sporting a bandage over her right eye when she voted in local elections two days earlier. It was said that she had injured her right eye and was currently undergoing treatment for it.

But with only one good eye and wearing sunglasses on a semi-dark stage, it must be some feat for Gayoon to go through the entire performance without any major mistakes. We wish her a speedy recovery though!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Goodbye, Miss Ellie: Global mourning as World's Ugliest Dog dies aged 17
By Mail Foreign Service

When ugly is beautiful: Miss Ellie competes in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest in 2009. She went on to raise more than £68,000 for the Humane Society

Miss Ellie, the former World's Ugliest Dog, has died aged 17.

The small, bug-eyed Chinese Crested Hairless dog whose pimples and lolling tongue helped her win Animal Planet's 'World's Ugliest Dog' contest in 2009, passed away in Colorado.

Miss Ellie only had a couple of back teeth, cataracts in both her eyes, several moles and pimples, and limited hair.

Ready for my close-up: Miss Ellie, officially the world's ugliest pedigree dog

Kept in a kennel for much of her life, her original owner saw no purpose for her.

But then she was rescued in Tennessee by Dawn Goehring - who saw hope in the hairlessness.

Miss Ellie was to be 'spokesmodel for rescue dogs of the "not so cute" kind,' she said.

When she was rescued she knew no commands and was not house trained.

But Dawn lavished so much love and care on her that she even brought her to her wedding - dressed in a rival white dress and veil.

But by 2009, when she won her infamous title, she ruled the roost among her other rescue compatriots.

Triumph: Miss Ellie's owner Dawn Goehring on hearing the news her diamond dog had won in 2009

'Her dream is to travel around to prove that ugly is just a word, and says nothing about how wonderful she is,' Dawn said in 2009.

'Miss Ellie hopes that people get the message that there are plenty of wonderful rescue dogs out there just waiting for a chance,' she claimed proudly.

At the time, as well as winning a modeling contract from House Of Dog, Ellie also picked up a cheque for $1,000, a trophy to put in her kennel and even a professional photo shoot.

She went on to have a short but sweet career in resort show business in Colorado's Smoky Mountains, starring in shows at the Comedy Barn in Pigeon Forge.

She also appeared on The Animal Planet cable show 'Dogs 101' and was on billboards and in a commercial.

Pigeon Forge Mayor Keith Whaley proclaimed November 12 as 'Miss Ellie Day' for her owner's efforts to raise money for the local humane society.

Over the years, Ellie helped raise more than $100,000 (£68,000) for the Sevier County Humane Society.

She will be cremated.

Kourtney Kardashian and boyfriend Scott Disick put on a united front after violent row
By Daily Mail Reporter

Feeling blue? Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick look glum as they head for dinner at the trendy Katsuya in Hollywood

Dressed up and out for dinner, Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick made a show of being together last night.

But while their visit to the trendy celeb hotspot of Katsuya in Hollywood meant they obviously wanted to be seen, the glum couple couldn't raise a smile.

It was perhaps understandable. The outing came as violent scenes from an upcoming episode of Kourtney And Khloe Take Miami were released.


All dressed up: Kourtney's outing came as footage emerged of a violent outbust fro her boyfriend, during which she was forced to lock herself in the bedroom

They show Kourtney, 31, cowering with the couple's now five-month-old son Mason as an out of control Disick smashes bottles and punches the wall, while throwing back alcoholic drinks.

The obviously drunken businessman, 27, screams: 'If I'm a f****** murderer wouldn't I be the wrong person to f*** with?'
In response a shaken Kourtney slams her bedroom door, locking herself, her son and sister Kim inside.

Drunk: Disick punches the door in a scene from the new series of Kourtney And Khloe Take Miami

Aftermath: Bloody towels and broken glass litter the ground

Plea: Kim Kardashian told her sister to leave Scott

Kim tells the camera: 'I'm afraid he's going to come back in here.'

In the aftermath of the incident, released to publicise the show, the floor is shown littered with blood soaked towels, broken glass and spots of blood.

Following his outburst in April Disick went to hospital for treatment for his mangled hand, which saw him wear a bandage for three days.

The footage includes an emotional phone call between him and a sobbing Kourtney, in which she tells him: 'I can't do this anymore. I love Mason more than I love you.'

It also shows Kim pleads with her sister to leave Disick: 'He's crazy. I don't get why you always forgive him.'
Other scenes show Disick exposing himself to Kourtney and a friend as they sit in a hot tub.

Kourtney and Disick did split up following the row, and she left Miami for Los Angeles a week ahead of schedule.

But the separation was only temporary, with the two soon rekindling their relationship.

The couple have often rowed in the past, with Keeping Up With The Kardashians showing their frequent disagreements.

But following the latest outburst Disick is said to have agreed to seek help and cut down his drinking.[endtext]