Dave Hogan/Getty ImagesIn addition to Michael Jackson almost losing his beloved Neverland Ranch came reports that the Jackson family were all moving into a compound in England. The reason: an Osbournes-style reality show is in the works. Call us crazy, but we feel the family-reality-show genre lends itself more towards a family with kids rather than adults with surgically "enhanced" faces and slews of lifelong emotional issues, but producers have worked out the details: Tito Jackson will be hanging around the house while parents and siblings Michael, Janet, and Jermaine will fly in to share in the love (or drama).
"They can't wait to get here. They love North Devon and they'll be moving into the rented house during the first week of May," said Tito's bodyguard Matt Fiddes. "The TV people will follow them from California to Appledore and make a documentary on how they settle in." Not to be mean, but this sounds like a train wreck. However, the chances of a LaToya cameo is enough to keep us tuned in.
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The Jackson family reunites for a new reality show AKA another reason we will feel guilty for watching TVBy Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Fri, Apr 4, 2008 9:06 PM EDT
Dave Hogan/Getty ImagesIn addition to Michael Jackson almost losing his beloved Neverland Ranch came reports that the Jackson family were all moving into a compound in England. The reason: an Osbournes-style reality show is in the works. Call us crazy, but we feel the family-reality-show genre lends itself more towards a family with kids rather than adults with surgically "enhanced" faces and slews of lifelong emotional issues, but producers have worked out the details: Tito Jackson will be hanging around the house while parents and siblings Michael, Janet, and Jermaine will fly in to share in the love (or drama).Read More »from The Jackson family reunites for a new reality show AKA another reason we will feel guilty for watching TV
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Fri, Apr 4, 2008 8:35 PM EDT
Read More »from From Anne Hathaway to Kate Moss: ladies who can't stop dating losers!
Evan Agostini/Getty ImagesActress Anne Hathaway couldn't have a more squeaky-clean reputation, but her man is bringing her down. NYC police arrested real estate developer Raffaello Follieri yesterday after bouncing a $250,000 check to a PR firm. Apparently his account balance wasn't even close to covering it. He better get out the yellow pages, because he'll need a new publicist to field this negative attention! In addition, Follieri has been spotted out on the town many times with other women, including a Roberto Cavalli model, and last summer was sued by supermarket billionaire Ron Burkle for allegedly stealing $55 million and using it for private jets, a private chef and loads of designer shopping. Anne, you're an amazing woman -- how long until you ditch this guy? Unfortunately, in Hollywood it's common for leading ladies to date unworthy men. [TMZ]
Other women notorious for dating undeserving, dishonorable dudes:
Kate Moss - ln the early 90's Kate was known for bolstering the "heroin chic" look.
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A) "Uh oh, is that Madonna? I hope she's not mad that my single beat hers out on the charts-have you seen those biceps, she's gonna kick my butt."
B) "Am I getting too old for butterfly rings and Hello Kitty Band-Aids?"
C) "Lemme just pick this spinach out of my teeth before you snap the pictures, OK?
D) "Oh my God, a Glitter poster. Alright, breathe. Keep your cool. Is it possible someone actually saw the movie? Nope, they're messing with me."
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Fri, Apr 4, 2008 5:12 PM EDT
Michael Buckner / Getty ImagesRead More »from Lindsay Lohan must have a really good sense of humor
Several weeks ago Lindsay, we believe with a dose of irony, wore a mini skirt to her Paper Magazine cover party adorned with traffic signs, taking a jab at her own driving violations. Next she mocked herself on TMZ for wearing leggings, not wearing panties, and always carrying Aviva gum. Now we hear that La Lohan, who was also charged with cocaine possession, will be appearing in N.E.R.D.'s video for "Everyone Nose," a song about the white powder in question (the chorus chants, "All the girls standing in line for the bathroom."). We wish we heard the conversation that went down between signer Pharrell and Lindsay, and wonder if she got a good laugh at the situation or is really that desperate for a gig. N.E.R.D.'s third album, Seeing Sounds, is slated for a June release-with any luck Lindsay and her nose will stay out of rehab till then and beyond. [Perez]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Fri, Apr 4, 2008 9:03 AM EDT
Scott Gries/Getty ImagesRead More »from Diddy's "Making the Band" groups both score #1 albums: can reality contestants land actual careers?
You may not recognize these girls, but they are Danity Kane, the girls who survived hip-hop Svengali Diddy's MTV reality series Making the Band. Its sophomore release, Welcome to the Dollhouse, debut at No. 1 on the charts (the group's self-titled debut also entered at the top spot as well, going on to platinum sales). So why is DK not #1 this week? Because Diddy's other group from the TV show, the boy group Day26, bumped them down. Sean Combs' recipe for reality-turned-real success is really nothing new-he's just smart enough to tack his name on to the product.
Flash back to MTV's 2004 series The Ashlee Simpson Show. Why, we at the time asked, would anyone want to watch a show about Jessica's "Is this chicken or Fish" Simpson's kid sister? Who knows, but we did, and when the finale was timed with the release of Ash's debut album, it also debuted at No. 1 and went 3x platinum. There's no question other minor stars got a boost from a dose of reality-Kelly Osbourne, Nicole Richie, and
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Fri, Apr 4, 2008 8:55 AM EDT
Frank Micelotta/Getty ImagesWhen Latin-crooner Shakira sang, "Underneath your clothes, there's an endless story," she wasn't kidding! After a whirlwind of government prostitutes and celebrity nudes, now comes the latest sex rumor: Shakira and then-boyfriend Antonio de la Rua videotaped themselves Pam and Tommy style on a yacht belonging to Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz. "If some of this tape's content would be made public, it could seriously threaten the singer and couple's private life," said a Spanish radio host. But it doesn't end there. Two of Sanz's ex-employees are under prosecution for stealing the yacht, including the tape which was on it, meaning there's a very strong chance it will be presented to the court. And that's a good thing, because well, Shakira's hips don't lie-especially under oath.Read More »from Yet another spicy scandal: Shakira enters the sextape race
Do you think stars need to be more careful documenting their intimate moments? Would you watch such a tape? Or not any of our business? [AOL]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Apr 3, 2008 6:01 AM EDT
Even if you are a famous soccer star, your mom can still call you out:Read More »from David Beckham has a hot bod, but his mum doesn't like him showing it off
David Beckham fielding the call from his mother about his Emporio Armani underwear billboards. "When the photos came out, she was the first one to call me and say, 'What are you doing?' " [People]
Famous people's sex lives are boring, too:
Madonna and Guy Ritchie, "lie right next to each other with our BlackBerrys under our pillows. It's not unromantic, it's practical." [Daily Mail]
Most conscious of her own celebrity:
The Hills star Heidi Montag admits, "I don't think anyone cares who Heidi Montag votes for." It's McCain, in case you were curious. [Gawker]
Person we wish would just go away:
Heather Mills. She vows to create heck for ex-hubby Paul McCartney and his new babe. Stop it, you mean woman! [Mirror]
Most injuries on the set of a reality show:
American Idol contestant David Cook was hospitalized for heart palpitations (he's okay) and Ryan Seacrest smashed his knee on a wall and got an ice pack (he's a
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Apr 3, 2008 2:03 AM EDT
Look at that picture -- memories, light the corner of my mind. However, that picture taken back in 2004 was perhaps just a bit of foreshadowing to Jen's future love life.Read More »from Orlando and Jennifer Anistonâ€”staged couple or long time in the making romance?
It seems like every week the tabloids are trying to pair up Jen Aniston with her latest co-star, taking pity in her singledom amongst the force that is Brangelina. But this time we're taking the bait: the actress was spotted "sitting very close" to Orlando Bloom at L.A. eatery Beso last week, where "she was looking at him like he was her favorite guy in the world." Can you really blame her? Hopefully, this time it's game, set, love match for the lovely lady. [Defamer]
And now for a fun little question: if you were Jen, which Orlando would you pine for?
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Apr 2, 2008 11:39 PM EDT
Photo courtesy of Apple MTV is all reality TV and no music, and you haven't splurged on satellite radio, so it looks like you're stuck listening to Top 40. Wrong. If you're reading this, clearly you have the only tools you'll need: free time and Internet access.Read More »from Stumped on what to listen to? Some sites to help you decide
Judging from this music review, a lot of you seem to want to get some new listening recommendations. But it's hard to figure out what you're going to like, if you don't know even now what you're looking for. Forget iTunes and Amazon for now. Click over to these sites for massive amounts of music and insight you thought you could only dream of.
Hype M - If there's a song or artist on your periphery you'd love to know more about, enter it in the site's search engine to preview the songs and music videos, also read user comments and feedback about them. Discover a user you like (some are generated by music sites) and follow all their posts, search by most popular posts or spy on what other users are currently listening to based on geography.
Pandora - A
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Apr 2, 2008 2:53 PM EDT
Read More »from Are Beyonce and Jay-Z finally getting married? Plus our other favorite low-profile couples
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Jay-Z has been irreplaceable to Beyonce since 2002, and slowly but surely the couple is inching their way to the altar. Sure, these rumors pop up every so often, but this time People is reporting that a marriage license was obtained in Scarsdale Village, New York and is valid for 60 days. That means the Bonnie & Clyde of hip-hop have until June 1 to wed-we can't wait! Will she wear a Tina Knowles creation? Will the first dance be to Crazy in Love?
We can't help but smile at another power couple success. So what's their secret? Keeping their private life private. Photos may be taken from time to time, but if celebs could learn to keep their mouths shut and stop being camera w----s we'd place money on their relationships lasting much longer. Beyonce Knowles is 26, right around the same age as Britney and Paris, and surely she carries herself with a certain sense of class, but more importantly she knows there are things that aren't meant to be discussed, or shown to the press. [People]