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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Jennifer Aniston looking for sperm donor

Jennifer Aniston is reportedly desperate to have a baby and wants a friend to donate sperm.

The 38-year-old actress, who is said to be dating Sex and the City hunk Jason Lewis, has reportedly told best pal Courteney Cox that she wants one of her male friends to help her conceive a child.

A source close to the actress said: "With her biological clock now ticking urgently, Jen's weighing up the relative qualities of all her make friends to soon make the decision which of them is her best bet as a sperm donor.

"Looks, intelligence and personality are all in the equation because she wants beautiful, bright children to make her life complete. Once she's reached a decision, she'll pop the question to a surprised bachelor, explaining she doesn't want marriage - just babies!"

Potential candidates allegedly include current lover Lewis and ex-boyfriends British model Paul Sculfor and Vince Vaughn.

The source added: "While Jen may have soured on marriage after her divorce from Brad Pitt, she's still desperate to start a family. She has a beautiful mansion complete with nursery all fitted out, millions in the bank and a select band of eligible guys, one of whom she'll soon pick to be a daddy."
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Bucknor sacked, Harbhajan can play in Perth Test

Melbourne(IANS) Team India heaved a sigh of relief as controversial West Indies umpire Steve Bucknor will not be officiating while Harbhajan Singh can play in the third Test against Australia in Perth starting Jan 16, the top International Cricket Council (ICC) official announced here Tuesday.

In a hurriedly convened press conference at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed said that Billy Bowden of New Zealand would replace West Indies' Bucknor, an Elite Panel umpire. Pakistan's Asad Rauf will join Bowden in Perth.

Speed said that some people would be unhappy with ICC's decision at India's insistence to remove Bucknor.

"I can understand that people will take that view," he said. "It is an extraordinary set of circumstances and we want to take some of the tension out of the situation."

The move comes a day after the Indian cricket board drew the ICC's attention to the horrendous umpiring mistakes that cost India the Sydney Test Sunday.

Umpiring was one of the two issues India were unhappy with following that match, along with the three-Test suspension imposed on off-spinner Harbhajan.

The off-spinner was Sunday suspended for three Tests after he was found guilty of racially abusing Australia's Andrew Symonds in Sydney by allegedly calling him a "monkey".

India have appealed against the ban, and a fresh hearing is to be held.

But Speed could not say when that hearing would be held. He was hopeful it would occur before the next Test, starting Jan 16.

If the hearing on Harbhajan's ban was not held before the start of the third Test, the Indian off-spinner would be eligible for the match in Perth, Speed said. The ICC chief executive was hopeful India's tour would continue, but could not guarantee that.

Speed said the ICC needed to take a "pragmatic view" towards the issue, and needed to be "flexible" to resolve the crisis.

He was confident Bucknor, 61, would umpire again at Test level. Speed said match referee Ranjan Madugalle, the former Sri Lankan captain, would be appointed as a mediator between the Australian and Indian sides.

Meanwhile, a racism hearing against Australian spinner Brad Hogg will also go ahead, after the Indians alleged he called captain Anil Kumble a "bastard" in Sydney. Hogg's hearing will be held some time before the third Test by match referee Mike Procter.

Speed said Procter and an ICC-appointed code of conduct commissioner would re-hear the Harbhajan case, with the witnesses to be called again.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Britney goes from hospital to champagne

The Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where Britney Spears was hospitalisedIn yet another nightmarish episode for troubled pop-star Britney Spears, the 26-year-old singer was discharged from hospital on Saturday following a reported suicide attempt.

Ms Spears, had been taken to Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre by paramedics on Thursday, following a custody dispute with her ex-husband Kevin Federline over sons Sean Preston, 2 and Jaden, 1.

Following the hospitalisation, The New York Times reports a judge on Friday suspending Spears' visitation rights and awarding sole physical and legal custody of the children to Federline. Another hearing is scheduled for January 14.

Meanwhile, The Boston Globe reports that Sunday saw Spears evade the paparazzi camped outside her house and hit a popular local restaurant at 10 am, proceeding to drink champagne mimosas from behind dark-glasses accompanied by photographer Adnan Ghalib, himself a paparazzo.

Reese refusing to film sex scene with Vaughn

The pair have reportedly been clashing constantly on the set of romantic comedy Four Christmases and now Reese is refusing to roll around naked with Vince.

An on-set source told the New York Post newspaper: "Reese has an issue with the scripted love scene. It is meant to be a funny, 'American Pie'-style romp, full of bumps and laughs, but Reese is such a prude, she thinks it's just too much."

Despite being an Oscar winner and a more highly-paid Hollywood star, Reese is unlikely to win the argument as Vince is one of the film's producers.

The 37-year-old actor also oversaw much of the script writing, about a couple whose divorced parents do not get on, so they decide to celebrate Christmas separately with each of them.

It has previously been reported Reese, 31, has been unhappy with Vince's behavior on set.

While she is keen to work hard and film on schedule, he allegedly turns up to work hung-over, forgets his lines and is constantly fooling about on set..

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Britney Lost Visitation Rights to Her Sons

Famous celebrity Britney Spears loses visitation rights to her two sons.

The sole legal custody and sole physical custody of Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, awarded to Spears' ex-husband, Kevin Federline, until another hearing on January 14 by a Los Angeles judge.

The ruling comes after comes Federline's attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan called for an emergency session on Jan 4, following Spears' meltdown.

"I'm not happy about any of these events. There are no winners here," E! Online quoted Kaplan, as saying.

Spears is currently being held for mental evaluation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, following her well-publicised meltdown on Jan 3.

The singer had a face-off with police at her home after refusing to turn over two year-old Jayden James to Federline's bodyguard.

After a police intervention, the frantic singer was strapped to a gurney and taken by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai, where she will be held for 72 hours to for mental evaluation.

The 'Toxic' singer lost custody of her children in October after being ruled a "habitual" user of drugs, and was granted two day visits per week with her children plus one overnight stay.

Top 25 for 2007

STARmeter Top 25 for 2007, Earth's biggest movie database, has released our top 25 stars for 2007. These STARmeter™ rankings were not based upon critical assessments or box-office performance, but the actual search behavior of over 42 million users of These results are an aggregate of weekly STARmeter rankings from,'s professional subscription service designed specifically for people in the entertainment industry. (try a free, two-week trial) features contact information for over 59,000 names and more than 10,000 companies, international, domestic and daily box-office numbers, news from the Hollywood Reporter and much, much more. Take a look at the 2007 stars below:

25. Al Pacino

(Last year: Uncharted)
The perennial scenery-chewing actor turned in a sly, stealthy, and (for him) understated performance as casino magnate Willie Bank in the better-than-we-expected three-quel Ocean's Thirteen, holding his own with Danny Ocean and company.

24. Rachel McAdams

(Last year: #12)
Wherefore art thou, Ms. McAdams? Despite a second year offscreen, her break-up with longtime boyfriend Ryan Gosling kept the Canadian beauty in the public eye; up next (finally!) is The Time Traveler's Wife opposite Eric Bana.

23. Will Smith

(Last year: Uncharted)
The phenomenally popular superstar (and new pal of Tom Cruise) followed up an Oscar-nominated turn in The Pursuit of Happyness with the monster hit I Am Legend, which took in a little less than $200 million in three weeks.

22. Emma Watson

(Last year: #16)
Hermione Granger was back with a vengeance in this summer's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and the young actress weathered a tabloid tempest that said she might quit the franchise (no worries -- she won't).

21. Nicolas Cage

(Last year: Uncharted)
After a string of box-office underperformances, Cage roared back by turning the comic book adaptation Ghost Rider into a surprise hit, and unpacked even more adventures in National Treasure: Book of Secrets.

20. Vanessa Anne Hudgens

(Last year: Uncharted)
The co-star of High School Musical 2, the-biggest-TV-movie-in-like-the-history-of-mankind, got some unexpected overexposure when nude photos surfaced of her online; fortunately, Disney and her fans both forgave her trespass.

19. Natalie Portman

(Last year: #10)
Portman kept a low profile this year, appearing in the Cannes Film Festival premiere of My Blueberry Nights, family flick Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, and the fetching short film Hotel Chevalier, a mini-prologue to The Darjeeling Limited.

18. Katherine Heigl

(Last year: Uncharted)
The breakout star of the year transitioned effortlessly from television to the big screen with the hit comedy Knocked Up, and snagged an Emmy Award for her work on the primetime hit "Grey's Anatomy".

17. Daniel Radcliffe

(Last year: #22)
The boy wizard grew up fast with the dark and thrilling Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, while Radcliffe ventured out of Potter territory with December Boys and the London stage revival of Equus, coming soon to Broadway.

16. Bruce Willis

(Last year: #23)
Though he started off with the lackluster thriller Perfect Stranger, the enduring action star was back as the heroic John McClane in summer hit Live Free or Die Hard, and made a cameo appearance in Grindhouse.

15. Keira Knightley

(Last year: #6)
She rode the summer of sequels with Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, but by the end of the year had everyone talking about her impressive performance in the literary adaptation Atonement.

14. Gerard Butler

(Last year: Uncharted)
"THIS... IS... SPARTA!" With those words, and his brutally charismatic turn as King Leonidas in 300, the actor became an immediate star, the newest (and most muscular) action hero in Hollywood. P.S. - We already forgive P.S., I Love You.

13. Scarlett Johansson

(Last year: #5)
The comely actress had only one movie in 2007 -- the flop comedy The Nanny Diaries -- but continued to be a hit with fans, and with Woody Allen, who cast her (yet again) in the Spanish-location comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

12. Jessica Biel

(Last year: Uncharted)
This was the year Ms. Biel ascended from one-time TV star to full-time movie and tabloid presence, turning heads with both her role in I Now Prounounce You Chuck & Larry and her romance with singer Justin Timberlake.

11. Leonardo DiCaprio

(Last year: Uncharted)
Thanks to the one-two punch of The Departed (Best Picture Oscar winner) and Blood Diamond (which earned him a Best Actor nomination), and his crusading environmental work, the superstar rode the 2007 wave like a prime surfer.

10. Tom Cruise

(Last year: #8)
No couch-jumping this year, but his marriage to Katie Holmes, his filming of the controversial Valkyrie, his supporting part in Lions for Lambs, and friendships with David Beckham and Will Smith helped generate headlines aplenty.

9. Matt Damon

(Last year: Uncharted)
He co-starred in the Best Picture winner The Departed, lent his star power to Ocean's Thirteen, and continued to redefine the action genre with The Bourne Ultimatum -- and was named Sexiest Man Alive. Busy, busy!

8. Lindsay Lohan

(Last year: #7)
It was only thanks to a certain pop star that Lohan didn't receive the Train Wreck of the Year award, and while she started the year onscreen (in Georgia Rule and I Know Who Killed Me), she finished it offscreen, fresh out of rehab.

7. Zac Efron

(Last year: #19)
Once merely a teen dream sensation, Efron zoomed into the stratosphere with the bigger-than-big TV movie High School Musical 2 and a winning turn on the big screen in Hairspray -- not to mention all that Disney merchandise!

6. Jessica Alba

(Last year: #3)
After a two-year break, the lovely starlet returned to the big screen in both Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Good Luck Chuck, and announced her pregnancy and engagement at the end of 2007.

5. Angelina Jolie

(Last year: #2)
When she wasn't turning heads offscreen with her personal life and philanthropical work, the paparazzi's favorite actress was magnetic onscreen in the drama A Mighty Heart and the 3-D action flick Beowulf.

4. Christian Bale

(Last year: #13)
Though The Dark Knight doesn't premiere until July 2008, the build-up started early -- and fortunately for Bale fans, they could catch his solid performances in Rescue Dawn, I'm Not There and 3:10 to Yuma.

3. Hayden Panettiere

(Last year: Uncharted)
Save the cheerleader, save the world, save NBC... IMDb users were enamored with the new TV hit "Heroes", and especially the beautiful, indestructible young heroine who lit up the small screen as well as every red carpet she sailed down.

2. Brad Pitt

(Last year: #4)
Hollywood's dreamiest dad continued to make headlines with partner Angelina Jolie, rejoined the gang in Ocean's Thirteen, and went low-key and indie for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

1. Johnny Depp

(Last year: #1)
Yes, Mr. Depp is now the IMDb's favorite for four years in a row, thanks to two wildly disparate roles in 2007. In Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, he continued to charm as the rascally Captain Jack Sparrow, bringing the highly lucrative PiratesTim Burton's musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which could earn him a third Academy Award nomination. What's up next? An announced role as John Dillinger in Michael Mann's Public Enemies. trilogy to a rousing close (we think). But he chilled the blood as the title character in Michael Mann's Public Enemies.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Vanessa Hudgens: No more nude photos!

High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens says that her risqué photos, including a full frontal nude, leaked out because she trusted the wrong person not because she was trying to gain attention.

"Nobody was supposed to see it. It's unfortunate that everybody did," the nineteen-year-old told Seventeen magazine for its February issue.

"It shows that you can't trust everyone . . . I'm much better now. But truthfully, I don't like talking about it," she adds.

Hudgens has learnt her lesson and even is she clicks more nude photos of herself you are unlikely to see them.

"With the Internet these days, you don't have a personal life. Nothing is private: Everyone knows everything, and they can find out everything about you. You're not as safe as you think you are, and you have to be aware of the people you're around," she says.

Hudgens became globally famous when risqué photos that she clicked using her own digital camera, before embarking on her career, leaked out over the internet in September last year.

Following the incident, Hudgens asked for forgiveness from her fans, and said that the situation has left her embarrassed.

The scandal did not adversely affect her job with Disney Channel and her relationship with boyfriend and costar Zac Efron.

Hudgen's mother too remained unfazed by the incident. Hudgens recalls how she reacted when Hudgens broke the news to her.

"Well, everyone can be naked if they want to," her mother said.

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Tom Cruise could end up broke!

Tom Cruise is in danger of going broke if he does not control his wild spending, it has been claimed.

The Top Gun star - whose estimated fortune is $250 million -enjoys splashing his cash so much sources close to the actor fear he could squander it all.

A source said: "Tom is really into money. He has no problem spending it. It makes him feel powerful. He loves to brag about his Porsches, his homes, his planes and his motorcycles.

"When Tom takes Katie out, he has his security people hand $100 bills to anyone who helps them, even someone who opens a door! He's a big giver."

The 45-year-old actor and wife Katie Holmes have a 20-month-old daughter Suri together, and Tom also has two adopted children, Connor, 12, and 14-year-old Isabella with his ex-wife Nicole Kidman, who stand to inherit his fortune.

As well as funding his lavish lifestyle of expensive meals and shopping sprees for Katie and Suri, Tom also spends a vast amount of money running his four private planes.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Britney Spears and Paris Hilton in strip club war?

It seems that Britney Spears and Paris Hilton are welcoming 2008 with a bitter bitch fight - the two are planning to launch their own chains of Las Vegas strip clubs.

Britney, who is annoyed with the hotel heiress for flirting with her ex-husband Kevin Federline, has been in secret talks about a 40million pounds project to open her chain of strip clubs across Sin City.

However, after learning about the pop star's plans, Paris has decided to beat Spears to the punch by opening her chain of strip clubs in Las Vegas.

"Britney was excited about this project for months and is really pissed with Paris that things have come to this. And that's even before she heard Paris has been partying with Kevin," the Daily Star quoted a source, as saying.

"Britney has always thought of stripping as a bit like art - as a skill. So when some Vegas-based developers approached her about investing money into three exclusive strip joints, which she wants to call Toxic Heaven, she jumped at the chance.

"But then Paris heard about the plans through her younger sister Nicky, who is a hotelier, and jumped on the bandwagon.

"She wanting to open her own strip joints, calling them Shagadillic. Paris is now in talks with business developers about the idea and wants to involve Nicky to keep it within the family. She thinks they can trounce Britney," the source added.
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