Friday, January 27, 2012

Fashion essentials 2012

Fashion essentials 2012

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Christina wants to have a daughter

Christina Aguilera wants a daughter.

The 'Beautiful' singer, who has a 17-month-old son Max Liron with husband Jordan Bratman, is keen to expand her family but doesn't want to sacrifice her career.

Christina recently set up her own radio station, recorded a new album and has landed a role in new musical movie 'Burlesque', but is confident she can juggle work and motherhood.

A source said: "Christina loves her family time with Jordan and Max and now she has a studio at home, being a mother and working at the same time is a real possibility - but she doesn't know if she wants to give up her other pursuits just yet.

"She has just signed for a new movie and has her radio venture too, so she feels now's not a good time to have another baby - although she would adore another one. Especially a little girl."

Christina recently revealed she loves being a mother and has embraced the changes in her body since giving birth.

The 28-year-old blonde beauty said: "Since becoming a mom, I feel I have more knowledge and that makes me feel beautiful. I feel more centered, which makes me feel confident and sexy.

"The other night, my husband and I were in the bathroom getting ready for bed. I mentioned something on my body that was different before I had the baby. I said, 'That was never like that before!' And he said, 'Are you kidding me? That's what makes you even sexier. The fact that you're a mom and that your body has gone through all those changes, that makes you even sexier.' "

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Madonna and Mariah plan Jackson tribute album

Madonna, Beyonce Knowles and Mariah Carey are planning a Michael Jackson tribute album.

A host of the biggest music stars in the world are keen to acknowledge the late 'Billie Jean' singer's contribution to pop by recording versions of his tracks for a new charity album.

Robbie Williams, Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross have also been linked to the LP, as has British schoolboy Shaheen Jafargholi - who was hand-picked to appear at last month's memorial concert for Michael, who died of a suspected cardiac arrest in June.

A source said: "The idea came from the memorial concert. Many fans asked if cover versions from it would be released, and it seemed a wonderful idea.

"This covers album is sure to be a massive worldwide hit with fans and could raise a fortune for Michael's favourite charities."

The assembled stars will pick their favourite tracks by the 'King of Pop' to cover. It is believed Mariah will reprise her version of 'I'll Be There' from the memorial, while Shaheen will sing his version of 'Who's Loving You'. He has also reportedly been asked to record Michael's early smash 'Ben'.

Robbie is apparently being lined up to sing 'Man In The Mirror', and other tracks expected to be on the album include 'Rock With You', 'She's Out Of My Life' and 'Bad'.

A tribute concert to Michael is also being planned in London - where he had been due to play 50 shows starting this summer and running into 2010 - on the date of what would have been his 51st birthday, August 29.

Jackson's medical exam goes missing

Michael Jackson`s medical examination record has gone missing.

Insurers for the late pop icon's This Is It 50-date London residency were astounded when the report they received from Dr. David Slavit declared the singer to be in perfect health, joking it appeared to have been "based on the body of an astronaut".

Officials at insurers Robertson Taylor were puzzled as to why the ear, nose and throat specialist's report made no mention of the Thriller star's well-publicised health difficulties - including a severely burnt scalp, broken leg and extensive cosmetic surgery - and demanded their own tests be carried out before agreeing to insure his shows for promoters AEG Live.

An AEG spokesperson said: "AEG did not hire a doctor at any time in connection with securing insurance. Dr. David Slavit performed the medical exam which was submitted to the insurers as part of their underwriting.

"AEG has never received a copy of Dr. Slavit's medical exam. A second medical examination was scheduled in the UK when the tour arrived. The policy was issued in a fictitious name."

No-one has actually seen Dr. Slavit's original records of the medical and Robertson Jackson had wanted to do a full examination on July 11, the day after seeing the Bad hitmaker perform a planned full rehearsal at London's O2 arena, where the shows were scheduled to take place.

However, because the star died of a suspected cardiac arrest on June 25 - after the insurance deal had been agreed but before "subject details had been verified" the promoters are now in dispute with the insurers over the validity of their agreement.

The singer's medical certificate had been issued in the name M. Jones but this is said to be standard practice for celebrities to prevent any embarrassing personal health details leaking out.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Carrie Underwood

Arguably the most successful contestant in the history of American Idol’s seven-year run, Carrie Underwood has deftly managed to overcome the stigma of her reality-show origins to establish herself as a record-breaking and award-winning country singer. Her first album, Some Hearts, became the fastest-selling debut country album since SoundScan started tracking record sales in 1991, and quickly became the best-selling debut album by a female as well.

Her sophomore album, 2007's Carnival Ride, included four hit singles. She’s also won three Grammys, transforming her from up-and-comer to superstar.Carrie Underwood’s record-breaking 2008 run is certainly impressive in its own right -- she did, after all, earn her third consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year award from the Country Music Association, yet it’s her social consciousness and down-to-earth personality that have assured her a place on this list.

Carrie Underwood’s contribution to American Idol’s charitable offshoot Idol Gives Back, a cover of George Michael’s “Praying for Time,” shot to No. 3 less than a day after its release, and she also performed alongside (among others) Beyonce and Miley Cyrus in support of the anti-cancer campaign Stand Up to Cancer. Her ongoing support of the military and passionate views on vegetarianism have earned her a special place in our hearts.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is a Pennsylvania-born singer-songwriter, performing pop-influenced country music at the tender age of 18. Influenced by Dolly Parton and Patsy Cline as a child, Taylor Swift began writing songs as early as 12 years old. Her debut album, released in late 2006, featured five singles that all ranked on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In early 2008, she was nominated in the Best New Artist category at the Grammys, but lost to Amy Winehouse

Taylor Swift released her second album, Fearless, on November 11, 2008. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard, selling almost 600,000 copies in its first week alone. Six different songs from the album appeared on the charts in the same week, and one of them, “Change,” was featured heavily in NBC’s coverage of the 2008 Olympic Games. And if that wasn't not enough, she dated a Jonas brother. With so much time in the limelight, we know big things are sure to come to Taylor Swift in ’09

Nicole Scherzinger

Hawaii-born and Kentucky-raised is a winning combination for sizzling hot Nicole Scherzinger, and why shouldn’t it be? She gets the exotic looks of the Pacific and a wholesome upbringing in the heartland, one that was initially at odds with the Pussycat Dolls' raunchy costumes. She got over it.

In 2009, Nicole Scherzinger returns to her roots as a solo singer as she promotes her debut solo album, Her Name is Nicole. She brings extra musical credibility as well, having been the only Doll to contribute original songs to their recordings and repertoire.