Kimberly Wyatt Of Pussycat Dolls On Compassion

Kimberly Wyatt of the Pussycat Dolls checked in with fans on the American pop group’s official web site while they were in Malaysia preparing for Saturday’s 2008 MTV Asia Awards. Offering “deep thoughts”, Wyatt writes, “Nobody likes to be disliked and the only reason people lash out is usually because of something that has nothing to do with you. The biggest lesson in accepting happiness and love into your life fully is compassion. Compassion is the fruit to allowing yourself to disregard negative feelings. We often hold situations against people for years and allow it to build on itself. Fight after fight we build a grudge against someone and it becomes the hardest emotion to tear down. We react to people in certain situations due to the persona we have built around them. We create an alter reality in our head due to the situations we have encountered with them.”

The entire post at pcdmusic.com has since been removed.

Katy Perry Never ‘Kissed A Girl’ In Hit Video

Ann Powers of the Los Angeles Times is weighing in on Katy Perry’s chart topping hit ‘I Kissed A Girl’, opining that what bothers her most in the song’s video is that Perry never actually kisses a girl. “Perry’s taken heat for carelessly appropriating gay culture in her songs, and it’s deserved,” Powers writes. “But it’s also par for the course in a conservative moment, when decadent party-circuit role-playing replace genuinely open-minded experiments in sex and love.”

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Britney Spears Raising Bipolar Disorder Awareness

Terri Cheney, author of ‘Manic: A Memoir’, weighed in on the speculation that Britney Spears has bipolar disorder as someone who has researched and lived with the condition in a column for the Huffington Post. Cheney said she was sent the following e-mail last week: “The Associated Press began preparing Britney Spears’ obituary within the past month. ‘We are not wishing it, but if Britney passed away, it’s easily one of the biggest stories in a long time,’ AP entertainment editor Jesse Washington said. ‘I think one would agree that Britney seems to be at risk right now.'”

Cheney said, “The truth is, Britney’s done more to raise awareness of bipolar disorder than all the efforts of doctors, patients and drug companies combined. Whether or not she actually turns out to be one of us, I’m grateful for what she’s accomplished. Everybody knows what bipolar is now. The fact that they’re only seeing the froth doesn’t matter.”

The full story at huffingtonpost.com has since been removed.

Floyd: Some Condemn Priscilla Ceballos, But Sympathize With Her Desire

The Dallas Morning News columnist Jacquielynn Floyd weighed in on the controversy Priscilla Ceballos has found herself in after helping her 6-year-old daughter write a phony essay about having a father killed in Iraq to win tickets to see ‘Hannah Montana’ star Miley Cyrus in concert in New York. “It’s distasteful, but not especially shocking, that a person would resort to gross falsehood for personal gain,” Floyd writes. “People do it every day. But Ms. Ceballos’ subsequent, matter-of-fact explanation that ‘we wrote whatever we could to win’ sets a new benchmark for pure hubris. She comes across as slightly puzzled by all-this-fuss: Who can blame a parent for yearning to deliver something their child holds so dear? That’s the really astonishing part – that a parent would resort to such measures to deliver something as trivial as tickets to see a pop star. Yet there are hints that, while some condemn Ms. Ceballos’ methods, they sympathize with her desire.”

The story at DallasNews.com has since been removed.

Meanwhile, Priscilla Ceballos will be appearing on NBC’s ‘Today’ show on Friday to discuss her actions. A commercial airing on MSNBC suggested she would be explaining her actions, not apologizing for them.

Astrologer Predicts Spears Family Future

Astrologer Susan Miller read the charts for troubled pop tart Britney Spears, her pregnant 16-year-old sister Jamie Lynn, and their embattled mother Lynne and revealed all to Usmagazine.com. Miller said Britney “will fall in love around this time next year” and will have a “bank account is going to explode with money”, while Jamie Lynn’s “career is going to take off like a rocket next year”, and Lynne won’t fully reconcile with Britney until 2009.

The full story at usmagazine.com has since been removed.

John Mayer: What Is A Douchebag?

After telling TMZ outside Stereo in New York City last month, “I’m kind of a douchebag. I got a little sick of myself … I’m insufferable,” the singer songwriter is apparently getting a little sensitive about the subject after noticing others have been using the ‘d word’ to describe him too.

“I know that I get called one,” Mayer writes. “Pete Wentz from Fallout Boy, by measure of a Google search, is a douchebag 11,100 times over, or the number of results that the search engine says exist. Zach Braff, who himself wrote one of the better films I’ve seen in the last decade is also frequently ‘bagged, as is some guy named Brody Jenner. In fact, if you want to go big, so is Michael Stipe, Bono (‘supreme douchebag’), Thom Yorke, Will Smith and Brad Pitt. Are you as confused as I am as to what the common denominator of douchiness is? Is it someone that comes off obnoxious? Self aggrandizing? Ignorant? Or is it just someone who exists out of another person’s comfort zone? And doesn’t that account for almost everyone in the world, celebrity or otherwise?” Mayer has since removed the posting from his blog.

John Mayer: Have Yourself A Gassy Christmas

December 18, 2007 – John Mayer had interesting Christmas wishes after prodding a paparazzo to ask him a question the other night in Hollywood. “You are the next Barbara Walters,” Mayer said after asking what he would wish for his fans. “World peace, but only within my fans. I wish my fans would be peaceful. And anyone who’s ever decided that maybe I’m just getting on their nerves. I wish them, like a GI disorder… I wish everyone in America, a really wonderful gastrointestinally based Christmas.” The singer then signed some autographs for some professional resellers, but outsmarted them by asking for their names and signing his name on top of theirs. The move makes it impossible for the resellers to remove their own name to put on eBay. Lulop.com has since removed the video.

John Mayer Records DVD Material

December 10, 2007 – John Mayer was spotted getting suited up at John Varvatos’ boutique in West Hollywood on Friday (December 7) with a camera crew in tow for his new DVD. Afterwards, the singer songwriter and his film making posse visited the Recording Studio. On Saturday, Mayer’s gig at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles was recorded for the DVD. Then on Sunday, Mayer was on Mulholland Drive shooting a music video segment for the project. Check out pictures and video from X17. A blog posting on the project, with several photos from the Mulholland shoot, has since been removed from JohnMayer.com.

Britney’s New Manager Taking Heat After VMA Disaster

Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com weighed in on the aftermath of Britney Spears’ lackluster performance of ‘Gimme More’ at Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas. “There will be a lot of finger-pointing Monday as Spears’ flabby, bloated, incoherent showing is dissected over and over,” Friedman writes. “But the real person to blame has to be Spears’ newish manager, Jeff Kwatinetz of The Firm.”

The article at FoxNews.com has since been removed.

Billy Bush And Rob Silverstein Debate What Britney Needs

In Billy Bush’s new video blog, the ‘Access Hollywood’ co-host and the show’s executive producer Rob Silverstein debated what they think Britney Spears needs in her life get things right. Billy says she needs a 45-year-old “solid man” as a husband, while Rob said she needs to straighten things out with her parents.

Video at AccessHollywood.com has since been removed.

Making Madonna- 10 Moments That Made The Ultimate Pop Icon

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Madonna is one of the biggest pop stars of all time. Her malleable persona has kept her at the top of the charts and in the public eye for nearly a quarter of a century. By blurring distinctions between her music, her videos and her sexuality, she has redefined pop stardom. We can now add her philanthropy: In honor of Live Earth, and the ongoing effort to raise awareness of climate change issues around the world, Madonna has offered her new song, “Hey You,” for free download, exclusively on MSN for seven days. Here’s a look back at some of the key moments that catapulted Madonna to icon status.

“Borderline”
After a string of club and dance hits, the single “Borderline” became Madonna’s first Top 10 hit in March 1984. The catchy song introduced the flamboyant performer to the public and began a remarkable string of 17 consecutive Top 10 hits.

“Like a Virgin”
At the first MTV Video Music Awards, Madonna writhed on top of a cake, wearing a bustier, gown, lacy stockings and “Boy Toy” belt, in a choreographed combination of wedding and bachelor party. Her highly sexualized performance of the controversial and popular song rocketed her to instant stardom.

“Material Girl”
The video, with its “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” homage, portrayed Madonna as a gleefully gold-digging blonde. Some felt it typified the greed of the ’80s whereas others saw it as a tongue-in-cheek send-up. The international press would later apply the song’s title to the icon.

“Desperately Seeking Susan”
This 1985 box-office hit directed by Susan Seidelman launched Madonna’s film career with a role that drew heavily from her own persona and look. Thousands of teenage girls adopted her trademark appearance from the film: lace tops, skirts coupled with capri pants, fishnet stockings, jewelry bearing the Christian cross, and bleached hair with dark roots.

“Papa Don’t Preach”
“Papa Don’t Preach” became her fourth No. 1 hit in the United States. The song and video showed an unmarried pregnant narrator choosing to keep her baby. The song sparked controversy among conservatives and liberals, who saw it as irresponsible considering her teenage fan base.

“Like a Prayer”
Condemned by the Vatican, the video for “Like a Prayer” caused an uproar. Featuring stigmata, burning crosses, and a black man portraying Jesus, the video was Madonna’s most provocative statement to date. It depicts a black man who comes to the aid of a white woman being murdered by white men. The man is falsely arrested for the crime, and. Madonna, who witnessed the crime, fights for his release.

Blonde Ambition Tour
From April to August 1990, Madonna toured Japan, North America and Europe on her Blonde Ambition World Tour. The highly theatrical show featured religious and sexual themes and symbolism. It also drew controversy for a performance of “Like a Virgin,” during which she simulated masturbation. The tour was hugely popular, and its production values and narrative threads changed the look and approach for many such extravaganzas.

“Truth or Dare”
Spun off the Blonde Ambition Tour, this documentary (also known as “In Bed With Madonna” outside North America) was received positive reviews and strong box-office earnings during spring 1991. It ventured behind the scenes of her tour and included scenes with her gay male dancers and her personal life.

“Justify My Love”
The music video for “Justify My Love,” directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, showed Madonna in suggestive scenes of S & M, bondage, same-sex kissing and brief nudity. It was deemed too sexually explicit for MTV and was subsequently banned from the network. Warner Bros. Records released the video as a video single, and it became the highest-selling video single of all time.

“Sex”
Later that year, Madonna released “Sex,” a soft-core erotic book featuring photographs of herself with models, and other celebrities, including Isabella Rossellini, Vanilla Ice and Naomi Campbell . It received scathing reviews and inflamed intense controversy yet sold outl and opened up a discussion about pornography and art that seems comparatively tame today.

What’s Next After Lindsay Lohan Cocaine Pictures Emerge?

In wake of ill-timed evidence Lindsay Lohan was allegedly using cocaine in the bathroom at Teddy’s at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, several questions face the 20-year-old:

Will Lindsay pull out of several television appearances this week to promote Friday’s release of ‘Georgia Rule’?

If Lindsay does appear on TV this week, will David Letterman or Conan O’Brien bring up the elephant in the room during the interviews?

Will Morgan Creek CEO James Robinson sue the actress for putting the release of ‘Georgia Rule’ in turmoil?

Will Lindsay’s ‘Georgia Rule’ co-stars now throw her under the bus after previously spinning her bad on-set behavior?

Will ‘Georgia Rule’ moviegoers laugh and cringe at the moments in the film where Lindsay’s on-screen hell raising teen character mirror her real-life personal troubles?

Will danger prone Lindsay fake an injury or invent an asthma related episode in order to duck publicity in the coming days for ‘Georgia Rule’?

Will Lindsay’s publicity seeking father Michael re-emerge on television begging his daughter to get serious help for her addictions?

Will Lindsay’s publicity seeking mother Dina spin the situation calling it a “temporary relapse” and lash out at News of the World and the friend who betrayed her daughter?

With only grainy images, will the mainstream media ignore the story until the video might emerge?

Will Teddy’s and other clubs refuse to let Lindsay in believing she’s radioactive and a police target?

Will Lindsay become a LAPD target to remove the perception that stars are above the law?

Will Lindsay lose any of her fashion label endorsements?

Will Lindsay be required to submit to drug testing to land any major movie role, or will the major movie roles dry up?

Will Lindsay target the female friend who sold her story and the secretly recorded footage to a British tabloid?

Will Lindsay’s extravagant Las Vegas 21st birthday party plans be curtailed?

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