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13 November 2011

Megan Fox's Super Sexy Makeup Ad

Megan Fox Goes Sexy For Glamorous Armani Makeup Ads

Megan Fox stars as a glamorous, '50s-style siren in her new ad for Armani Beauty.

In the commercial for the new Armani "Designing Lift" foundation, Fox channels Elizabeth Taylor, the Daily Mail says, with her dark hair coiffed into glamorous waves. Her shoulders are bare and dark makeup lines her eyes as the camera captures her in gauzy color.

Fox was previously the face of Armani's jeans, which you might remember from those devilishly sexy ads featuring Fox frolicking in her lacy underthings. She's since been dropped in favor of Rihanna, but we might like Fox's more subtle turn as a beauty model even more.

Model Lara Stone served as spokesmodel for the Giorgio Armani cosmetics line before Fox took over the crown last year.

Check out our screenshots of Megan and watch the commercial below.

 

12 November 2011

I Can Do Porn AND Help Kids

Former Porn Star Sasha Grey Refuses to Back Out of Elementary School Reading Program

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Sasha Grey

Former porn star Sasha Grey says she will not withdraw from an elementary school reading program despite outcry from angry parents, according to a report from TMZ.

Earlier Friday, news broke that  a Los Angeles area elementary school is facing some major criticism from parents after the district invited Grey to read to a group of first graders as part of the Read Across America program.

"I committed to this program with the understanding that people would have their own opinions about what I have done, who I am and what I represent," she said in a statement.

"I am an actor. I am an artist. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a partner. I have a past that some people may not agree with, but it does not define who I am.

13 September 2011

And The New Miss Universe 2011 is...!

The Miss Universe 2011 beauty pageant drew to a close in Sao Paolo last night with the crowning of a new winner -- Miss Angola.

The 60th edition of one of the most prestigious beauty pageants in the world saw a record 89 beauties from as many countries across the world compete for the crown.

The grand finale took place at Credicard Hall in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The judges panel comprised a number of recognised faces including Isabeli Fontana, Vivica A. Fox and Connie Chung.

The top 15 contestants participated in swimsuit, evening gown and interview segments, post which the ten finalists were chosen. And the title went to Miss Angola Leila Lopes.

Lopes, 25, is a business management student currently studying in Great Britain and is the first-ever representative of her country to bag the Miss Universe crown.

Olesya Stefanko (Miss Ukraine) and Priscila Machado (Miss Brazil) bagged the first and second runner-up positions respectively.
Unfortunately for India, our Vasuki Sunkavalli failed to make the cut when it came to the top 10 selection.

Image: Miss Angola Leila Lopes is crowned by Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete of Mexico, after being named Miss Universe 2011 during the Miss Universe pageant in Sao Paulo September 12, 2011


Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

03 August 2011

Margarita Levieva: The Next Bond Girl?

Margarita Levieva: The next Bond girl?


Russian actress Margarita Levieva might be the next Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig.


The producers are apparently very keen to cast her in the next movie that is on the cards.


The 31-year-old actress starred as Ashton Kutcher's love interest in 2009 film 'Spread'.


She was also seen alongside Matthew McConaughey in 'Lincoln Lawyer'.


She has caught the eye of producers who want her to play the lead female character opposite Daniel Craig.


the next Bond film will be the 23rd film of the James Bond franchise.


Producers believe that she has all the qualities to be the next Bond girl.


The deal has however not been signed yet regarding her role.


Sources say that because of the shooting schedule it will be decided soon.


Born in St Petersburg in 1980, Margarita started strict training as a gymnast from the age of three. She migrated to America to study in New York University.
24 July 2011

Tragic Amy Winehouse 'Heartbroken' Over Lost Love

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  • Troubled singer had a long battle with drink and drugs
  • Devastated after split from director Traviss last month
  • Father Mitch flies home from New York 'to be with Amy'
  • Autopsy could take place 'within next 24 hours'
  • Claims she bought cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and ketamine in the hours leading up to her death

Troubled singer Amy Winehouse died yesterday of a suspected drug overdose at her London home.

The 27-year-old star, who had fought a long and well-publicised battle with drink and drug addiction, was pronounced dead after police were called to her £2.5 million three-storey home in North London.

Sunday tabloids have claimed the singer bought a cocktail of narcotics in the hours leading up to her death.

A source told The People that she was seen buying drugs, believed to be cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and ketamine from a dealer just after 10:30pm on Friday.

Inconsolable: Amy Winehouse, who died yesterday, was said to be distraught about her split from film director Reg Traviss

Inconsolable: Amy Winehouse, who died yesterday, was said to be distraught about her split from film director Reg Traviss

Distraught: Traviss seen outside the late singer's house yesterday

Distraught: Traviss seen outside the late singer's house yesterday

The source told the newspaper: 'Amy seemed determined to have a big one on Friday night.

'She was out in Camden on Friday evening, but seemed determined to carry on the party back at her flat.'

Her untimely death follows a long list of musicians who have all died at the age of 27, known as the 27 Club. They include rock legends Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Rolling Stone Brian Jones.

Amy was said to be devastated and ‘inconsolable’ after being dumped by her on-off boyfriend Reg Traviss, 34, just before she checked herself into The Priory rehabilitation clinic last month.

Traviss, who had previously turned down a marriage proposal from the star, was desperate to help Amy turn her life around, say friends, but when he realised she could not beat her demons he ended the relationship.

Last night, as Winehouse's body was taken to a local mortuary, her heartbroken mother Janis admitted she believed her daughter's death had been 'only a matter of time' when they met just 24 hours before she died.

'She seemed out of it. But her passing so suddenly still hasn't hit me,' she said.

Instead, she said, she preferred clinging for comfort to Amy's own parting words at the end of an enjoyable day they had spent together on Friday.

As mother and daughter kissed on the doorstep Amy told her, 'I love you, Mum'.
'They are the words I will always treasure and always remember Amy by', she said.

Last night Amy’s father Mitch - who had predicted she would die if she failed to quit drink and drugs - said he was devastated but has vowed ‘not to crack up for Amy’s sake’.

The cabbie-turned-singer was on a jazz tour in New York when he heard the news. He said: ‘I’m coming home. I have to be with Amy. I can’t crack up for her sake. My family need me.’

Fans of the singer gathered at her favourite haunt The Hawley Arms in Camden last night after hearing the news.

Amy had been photographed numerous times pouring pints to customers at the pub and candles were lit there as a tribute to the star.

The pub’s owner told the Independent on Sunday: ‘She was a special person with a good soul and this should not have happened. We will sorely miss her.’

Amy had recently completed her third album but the release date was delayed by Island Records when she went into rehab.

She bought her five-bedroom Camden home in 2009 but only moved in this May after spending £200,000 installing a recording studio and gym.

As the investigation to establish the cause of her death began, three people were seen outside the house, which is in one of London’s most expensive streets. They were Mr Traviss, her bodyguard – known only as Neville – and former Big Brother contestant Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace, 32, a long time friend of the singer, who looked distraught.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘Inquiries continue into the circumstances of the death, which at this stage is being treated as unexplained. We do have people we’re speaking to but nobody has been arrested.’

A source said: ‘A number of people were helping police with their inquiries but we are still trying to establish who was with her when she died. It’s fair to say these people are central to police enquiries in piecing together what happened before she died.’

Another police source said that the death was being treated as ‘drink and drugs-related’. A post-mortem is expected to be carried out tomorrow.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said in a press conference yesterday evening that no cause of death had yet been confirmed.

Broken: Winehouse's close friend Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace was seen struggling to control her emotions as she learned of the singer's passing

Broken: Winehouse's close friend Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace was seen struggling to control her emotions as she learned of the singer's passing

Upset: The former Big Brother contestant kneels on the floor as she cries over the loss of her friend

Upset: The former Big Brother contestant kneels on the floor as she cries over the loss of her friend

He said: 'I am aware of reports of a suspected drugs overdose, but I would like to re-emphasise that no post-mortem has yet taken place and it would be inappropriate to speculate on the cause of death.

'The death of any person is a sad time of friends and family especially for someone known nationally and internationally like Amy Winehouse. My sympathy extends not only to her family but also to her millions of fans across the world.'

A statement from Winehouse's U.S. record label read: 'We are deeply saddened at the sudden loss of such a gifted musician, artist and performer.

'Our prayers go out to Amy's family, friends and fans at this difficult time.'

And a spokesman for the late singer said: 'Everyone involved with Amy is shocked and devastated. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. The family will issue a statement when ready.'

The scene: Amy was pronounced dead yesterday afternoon after emergency services arrived at her house in north London

The scene: Amy was pronounced dead yesterday afternoon after emergency services arrived at her house in north London

Tragic: Winehouse's body is seen being removed from her home

Tragic: Winehouse's body is seen being removed from her home

Drama: Members of the press and local residents watch as Winehouse's body is taken to the van

Drama: Members of the press and local residents watch as Winehouse's body is taken to the van

WITHIN MINUTES 20M WERE TALKING TO EACH OTHER ON TWITTER ABOUT THE SINGER'S SUDDEN DEATH

Before it was announced on mainstream media the micro-blogging site was responding to the death of the singer and ‘Amy Winehouse’ quickly became one of Twitter’s 'trending' topics.

 Within minutes, 20million people were talking to each other on Twitter about the singer's sudden death

Trending refers to whichever names or terms are the most talked about at that particular moment. These are defined by the site as ‘most breaking’ topics.

Unlike topics which are discussed for a length of time, such as the phone hacking scandal, trending topics see huge numbers of Twitter users debating subjects as they happen.

Shortly after the confirmation of her death, Winehouse was mentioned in nearly 10 per cent of all tweets worldwide. As there are 200million users this equates to 20million people communicating with one another about her death.

A section of the road where the singer lived remained cordoned off last night. Journalists, local residents and fans gathered at the police tapes, while forensic officers were seen going in and out of the building.

One neighbour, who did not want to be named, said she saw the grief-stricken Traviss, on the ground outside the house.

Amy became a household name in 2006 after the multi-million sales of her five-time Grammy Award-winning album Back To Black, which chronicled her troubled love affair with her former husband Blake Fielder-Civil.

The pair married in Miami in May 2007 but divorced two years later after they both battled drink and drug addictions.

It is also alleged former music video producer Fielder-Civil was the one who introduced the Back to Black star to heroin and crack cocaine.

Amy's father Mitch previously spoke out about how his daughter stayed away from drugs prior to meeting her ex-husband.

In an interview last year he said: 'He's not entirely responsible, she's got to take a portion of the responsibility, but it's clear, it really kicked off when they got together.'

Despite her personal problems the star amassed a £10 million fortune and her album, with hits including Rehab, also helped her find success in America. But she struggled to deal with her success.

On Thursday, she made a surprise return to performing at the Roundhouse in Camden, North London, supporting her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield in an iTunes Festival concert. But fan Simon Grabiner, 19, said she came on stage and ‘stumbled around’ as if she was drunk or under the influence of drugs.

Mr Grabiner, from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, said: ‘Everyone cheered as they saw her come on, and everyone thought she was going to perform. But she just walked around the stage as if she was drunk or something.

Last public appearance: Amy joined goddaughter Dionne Bromfield on stage during the iTunes festival on Wednesday night

Last public appearance: Amy joined goddaughter Dionne Bromfield on stage during the iTunes festival on Wednesday night

Healthy: Amy was spotted out in London looking healthier earlier this monthHealthy: Amy was spotted out in London looking healthier earlier this month

Healthy: Amy was spotted out in London looking healthier earlier this month

‘Her legs seemed to turn to jelly. She gave Dionne a hug, and told everyone to buy her album. Then she just walked off.’ 

It followed a shambolic performance in Belgrade, Serbia, last month where Amy was booed off stage which led to the cancellation of her European tour.

Yesterday morning a message on her official website said she would be withdrawing from all forthcoming performances.

Cutie pie: Amy looking adorable at the age of two

Cutie pie: Amy looking adorable at the age of two

It read: ‘Amy Winehouse is withdrawing from all scheduled performances. Everyone involved wishes to do everything they can to help her return to her best and she will be given as long as it takes for this to happen.’

Last night Sir Elton John called her ‘a seminal artist’, adding: ‘She was one of the greatest artists this country has ever produced.’

Mail on Sunday columnist and CNN presenter Piers Morgan wrote on Twitter: ‘Such desperately sad news. Supreme natural talent, terrible self-destructive addictive personality.’ 

Lily Allen tweeted: ‘It’s just beyond sad, there’s nothing else to say. She was such a lost soul, may she rest in peace.’

Singer and actress Kelly Osbourne wrote: ‘I can’t even breath right now I’m crying so hard I just lost one of my best friends. I love you for ever Amy and will never forget the real you!’

TV presenter Peaches Geldof, the television presenter simply wrote ‘RIP Amy Winehouse’. Emma Bunton said: ‘Such sad news about Amy Winehouse. My thoughts are with her family.’

Sarah Brown, the wife of the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown wrote: ‘Sad sad news of Amy Winehouse. Great talent, extraordinary voice and tragic death. Condolences to her family.’

Rest in peace: A signed guitar and a picture of Amy are among items left outside her house

Rest in peace: A signed guitar and a picture of Amy are among items left outside her house

Mourning: Floral tributes are left outside Amy's house as news breaks of her death

Mourning: Floral tributes are left outside Amy's house as news breaks of her death

Heartfelt: One note from a local resident states how much the singer will be missed in her local community

Heartfelt: One note from a local resident states how much the singer will be missed in her local community

Sally Bercow, the wife of the Speaker of the House of Commons wrote: ‘Proper upset by Amy Winehouse death. Such a talent lost.’

Radio DJ Fearne Cotton said: ‘Amy was a special girl. The saddest news.’

And referring to the age at which Amy had died, singer Billy Bragg ent a tweet saying: 'It's not the age that Hendrix, Jones, Joplin, Cobain and Amy have in common - it's drug abuse, sadly #27club.'

Singer and presenter Myleene Klass wrote: ‘OMG. Amy Winehouse. Exceptional talent and really nice lady. RIP.’

Family: Amy with her father Mitch, to whom she was incredibly close, and her mother JanisFamily: Amy with her father Mitch, to whom she was incredibly close, and her mother Janis

 

Family: Amy with her father Mitch, to whom she was incredibly close, and her mother Janis

Shambolic: Amy was booed off stage during a shambolic performance in Belgrade in June

Shambolic: Amy was booed off stage during a shambolic performance in Belgrade in June

Sara Cox tweeted: ‘Oh no. Was hoping it wasn’t true. RIP Amy. Just such a massive waste. Our thoughts are with her family.’

AMY AND BLAKE: A TROUBLED ROMANCE

Amy married Blake Fielder-Civil in Miami, Florida in 2007 but they were divorced two years later in September 2009.

From the beginning there relationship was fraught with difficulty as they struggled with addictions to crack cocaine and heroin. This led to numerous break-ups and ensuing make-ups.

Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil

Three months after they divorced speculation began to mount that they would one more marry. This was supported by the announcement on Facebook where they had both changed their relationship status to married.

But they never actually went ahead with it.
Fielder-Civil’s troubles continued and in June of this year was sentenced to 32 months in prison for burglary and possession of an imitation firearm.

Police caught the 29-year-old in a car in February with an altered number plate full of recently stolen possessions.

Winehouse had been working on her long-awaited new album, the follow-up to her 2006 breakthrough multi-million selling Back To Black, for the past three years.

The singer was born Amy Jade Winehouse on 14th September 1983 in Southgate, London.

Winehouse has had a troubled life which has included various stints in rehab for drug and alcohol addiction.

The singer is thought to have been to rehab four times.

In an interview in 2008, her mother Janis said she would be unsurprised if her daughter died before her time.

She said: 'I've known for a long time that my daughter has problems.

'But seeing it on screen rammed it home. I realise my daughter could be dead within the year. We're watching her kill herself, slowly.

'I've already come to terms with her dead. I've steeled myself to ask her what ground she wants to be buried in, which cemetery.

'Because the drugs will get her if she stays on this road.

'I look at Heath Ledger and Britney. She's on their path. It's like watching a car crash - this person throwing all these gifts away.'

In addition, there was a website set up called When Will Amy Winehouse Die?, with visitors asked to guess the date of death with the chance of winning an iPod Touch.

In an interview last October with Harper's Bazaar magazine, Amy was asked if she was happy.

She replied: 'I don't know what you mean. I've got a very nice boyfriend. He's very good to me.'

And, asked if she had any unfulfilled ambitions, Winehouse replied: 'Nope! If I died tomorrow, I would be a happy girl.'

It had seemed director Traviss had helped Winehouse turn her life around. And father Mitch also gave the new man his seal of approval.

Former love: Amy with her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil

Former love: Amy with her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil

Troubled: Amy battled drink and drug addictions during her short lifeTroubled: Amy battled drink and drug addictions during her short life

 

Troubled: Amy battled drink and drug addictions during her short life

In an interview with STV's The Hour programme, he said: 'I'm happy she's got a new boyfriend. I'm happy that she's moving on with her life.'

He said Traviss was a 'very nice, normal bloke'. The pair split in January this year but quickly rekindled their relationship.

In March, Traviss said: 'We've been together nearly a year now and we're very happy. Amy's doing well, she's fine. She's healthy and happy.'

Weight worries: Amy also caused concern with her shrinking frame, and looked gaunt back in 2008 (right)Weight worries: Amy also caused concern with her shrinking frame, and looked gaunt back in 2008 (right)

 

Weight worries: Amy also caused concern with her shrinking frame, and looked gaunt back in 2008 (right)

Winehouse had a hugely successful musical career with the release of her debut album Frank in 2003, and the record considered her breakthrough album - Back To Black in 2006.

The singer featured on the Sunday Times Rich List earlier this year with an estimated net worth of around £6million.

During her career, Winehouse won awards including five Grammy Awards, a Q Music Award for Best Album for Back To Black and a World Music Award in 2008 for World's Best Selling Pop/Rock Female Artist.

AMY WINEHOUSE - THE LATEST MEMBER OF THE '27 CLUB'

The singer's tragic death at the age of 27 puts her in a pantheon of famous musicians who have all died at the same age.

The 27 Club consists of some of the brightest musical talents the world has known but whose lives were cut short at the age of 27.

Club members: Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison are among those who died at the age of 27Club members: Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison are among those who died at the age of 27Club members: Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison are among those who died at the age of 27Club members: Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison are among those who died at the age of 27

Club members: Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison are among those who died at the age of 27

They also include Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, charismatic Doors star Jim Morrison and guitar genius Jimi Hendrix, founding member of the Rolling Stones Brian Jones, singer Janis Joplin, Hole bassist Kristen Pfaff, American blues singer Robert Johnson and Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards, who vanished in 1995 and was presumed dead at the age of 27.

The causes of death vary with each of them, with drug overdoses, suicides and murder depriving the world of some of its finest musical talents.

The one thing they have in common is how death at a young age has resulted in their memory being romanticised to the extent they have become even more famous in death than in their lifetime.

Success: Amy performed via video link at the Grammy Awards in 2008 after winning five awards

19 July 2011

Vasuki Sunkavalli is Miss Universe India 2011

Vasuki Sunkavalli, popularly known as Vasuki in the Indian modelling industry, has been chosen to represent India at the Miss Universe contest this year. She says she is confident of making her country proud.

Vasuki Sunkavalli is Miss Universe India 2011

"In this competition, I met a lot of people from different parts of the country and from different professions. That was very interesting. I am very confident, hopeful and determined that I will bring the crown back. I will give it my best," Vasuki told reporters here.

The 26-year-old Hyderabad girl was crowned Miss Universe India 2011 through former Miss Universe-turned-actress Sushmita Sen's Wadhawan Lifestyle I Am She contest at a private ceremony here on Friday night.

'I Am She' winners

Vasuki Sunkavalli is Miss Universe India 2011

Two more crowns were given out. The I Am She Globe International 2011 title was bagged by 23-year-old Parul Duggal, a fashion designer by profession, while 19-year-old Tanvi Singla from Mysore has won the I Am She Asia Pacific 2011 title.

Sushmita, whose production company Tantra Entertainment, was awarded the India franchise by the Miss Universe Organisation last year, is glad that her endeavour is now "three times larger".

"We have added two new franchises - the Miss Globe International and Miss Asia Pacific. I feel immensely proud to say that with these girls, the chances of the international crowns coming back to India are closer than we think," she said.

With the title, Vasuki has won a cash prize of Rs.200,000, while the other two title holders have been awarded Rs.100,000 each.

Vasuki Sunkavalli is Miss Universe India 2011

The new Miss Universe India Vasuki Sunkavalli is flanked by runners-up Miss Globe International 2011 Parul Duggal and Miss Miss Asia Pacific Tanvi Singla.

Vasuki Sunkavalli is Miss Universe India 2011

Sushmita Sen on stage. Her production company Tantra Entertainment, was awarded the India franchise by the Miss Universe Organisation last year.

Vasuki Sunkavalli is Miss Universe India 2011

Tanvi Singla, the winner of the I Am She Asia Pacific 2011 title.

Vasuki Sunkavalli is Miss Universe India 2011

Miss Universe India 2011 Vasuki Sunkavalli poses for pictures.

Vasuki Sunkavalli is Miss Universe India 2011

Parul Duggal, the winner of the I Am She Globe International 2011 title.

Vasuki Sunkavalli is Miss Universe India 2011

The proud winners pose for a picture.

Vasuki Sunkavalli is Miss Universe India 2011

Sushmita Sen with the gorgeous threesome.

Vasuki Sunkavalli is Miss Universe India 2011

Dia Mirza looked absolutely gorgeous in a steely grey gown with a sheer neckline.

Vasuki Sunkavalli is Miss Universe India 2011

Esha Deol looked elegant in a shimmery nude gown with a sheer neckline embellished with golden embroidery.

Vasuki Sunkavalli is Miss Universe India 2011

Jesse Randhawa turned heads in a satiny body-fitting outfit with a floral accent on the belt. The clutch bag with floral motif went perfectly well with her dress.

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