When James Blunt posted a picture of himself standing near a building from Auschwitz, he probably wasn’t expecting quite so much feedback. His fans on Facebook, however, had much to say.
Blunt posted the picture with the caption “Uh, this is my hotel in Poland.” After that, nearly 17,000 people decided to give the singer a piece of their minds.
The singer, who rose to fame with his hit “You’re Beautiful,” was actually staying in a five-star hotel, not the former Nazi death camp. In fact, he has only been staying in five-star hotels throughout his current tour. His latest stop at the Life Festival at Mosir Stadium is just down the road from Auschwitz.
Despite the barrage of complaints from fans, Blunt has left the picture on his Facebook page.
Late night talk show host Chelsea Handler beat out comedian Ellen DeGeneres as the funniest woman on the Web, according to a list released Tuesday. The list by PeekYou, a search engine that ranks individuals’ online prominence, found that Handler was picked as the top 10 women who cracks the best jokes on television and on Twitter and Facebook. DeGeneres came in second place, while other funny ladies like Kathy Griffin, Maria Bamford and Jackie Kashian followed behind. The top list also made room for Handlers’ friends and frequent panelists on E!’s “Chelsea Lately” show, including Jen Kirkman, Lonnie Love, Natasha Leggero, Heather McDonald and Sarah Colonna. With the success of her 2010 hit book, “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang” and comedy tour, which grossed more than $16 million, Handler is planning to embark on yet another stand-up comedy tour, reports Entertainment Weekly. The comedienne, who is reportedly dating rapper 50 Cent, will launch the “Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me” tour, which shares a title with her upcoming book, in Boston on May 10. Fellow comedians McDonald, Brad Wollack and Josh Wolf will join the star on multiple dates. Handler will perform shows in cities including Chicago, Phoenix and Los Angeles as well as New York, Houston and Minneapolis before wrapping up on June 25 in Seattle.
MTV EMA 2010 is sponsored by the new Suzuki Swift, Calvin Klein Jeans and Dell. MTV Networks International has revealed the contents of the 2010 MTV EMA Goodie Bag, the ultimate in trend-setting luxury and indulgence. MTV EMA 2010 is sponsored by the new Suzuki Swift, Calvin Klein Jeans and Dell. Each of the performers and presenters at the 2010 MTV EMAs including host Eva Longoria will receive a fabulous MTV EMA goodie bag, with contents provided by the world’s top designers and brands. Among the sumptuous contents of this year’s EMA Goodie Bag are the very latest must-have items for the stylish star-about-town including:
•Dell Streak – the much-talked-about tablet hits the sweet spot between traditional smartphones and larger screen tablets with its built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity, high resolution 5MP camera and VGA front facing camera
•An ultra-chic belt and buckle courtesy of pan-European sponsor Suzuki
•Ultra skinny Calvin Klein Jeans X
•M.A.C make-up boxes
•Hilfiger Loud fragrances
•Fashionable Colour Codes and New Gent Swatch watches
•The very latest FLIP Ultra III and Mino III HD cameras
•Rockband 3 for Xbox
•Dora the Explorer in World School Day Adventure written by Shakira
•MTV Pop And Rock World Records 2011
•SpongeBob SquarePants full-size skateboard
•Limited edition signed artwork by Max Wiedemann
•Sonos S5 Wireless Multi Room music system
•Footwear by Reebok
•Cashmere & silk scarves by Charlotte Sparre
•Vanity X Cell Booster Serum
•Diamond bracelet by Shamballa Jewels
•Mobile phone purses by Deamond
•StriVectin eye serum
•Ole Henriksen skincare products
•Glass Votives by Kosta Boda
•Von Rita hat
•Limited Edition Gemini III Microphone & sE2200a Microphone from SE Electronics
•Trashy Bags bags (range of sports bags, ladies handbags, record bags)
•Thalita Jones Jewellery: handmade necklaces made from Swarovski Crystal and gem stones
•Codello black and grey scarves
•Stella McCartney body lotion and bag
•Watches by Kyboe
•Onora silver jewellery by Mojca Sapla
•Morrocanoil hair products
•Drop Watches by Ritmo Mundo.
Performers and artists at the 2010 MTV EMAs will also be able to luxuriate in the backstage spa provided courtesy of Kiara Kare. Hosted by Eva Longoria, the MTV EMAs will broadcast live from Madrid on MTV platforms across the globe from Sunday, November 7th, 2010, 21:00 CET, and will feature performances by Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Kid Rock, Kings of Leon, Linkin Park, B.o.B & Hayley Williams, Plan B, Miley Cyrus, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Bon Jovi, Shakira and Rihanna.
MTV EMA 2010 will also stream live on www.mtvema.com and Facebook from 21:00 CET on Sunday 7 November 2010.
About the MTV EMAs
The EMAs, MTV Networks International’s global awards ceremony, celebrate the best in music, youth culture and entertainment. The annual event, now in its 17th year, broadcasts on MTV entertainment platforms around the world reaching more than 600 million households. The show is hosted in a different city each year, taking the culture and ethos of each destination to a world-wide audience. Renowned for attracting global A-list talent from across the music and entertainment spectrum, the MTV EMAs draws nominees, performers and presenters from every corner of the world, delivering groundbreaking and unforgettable performances – from the first ever holographic performance with Gorillaz in Lisbon in 2005, to Beyoncé’s infamous ‘Ring of Fire’ performance in Edinburgh in 2002 and Tokio Hotel’s ‘Wet Monsoon’ set in Munich in 2007.
EMA Voting Notes:
Winner of Best European Act, Best Push Act and Best World Stage Performance will be announced online at www.mtvema.com during the 2010 MTV EMAs on Sunday 7th November 2010
The 2010 MTV EMAs is executive produced by Richard Godfrey and Jane Fraser. Co-executive producer is Bruce Gillmer with Debbie Philips as producer, Raffaele Sangiovanni as executive in charge of production, line producer Sil Mcllveen and director Paul Shyvers. The 2010 MTV EMAs is an MTV Italia S.r.l – 360°Playmaker Production for MTV NETWOKS EUROPE” © MTV NETWORKS EUROPE 2010 – All rights reserved.
About MTV Networks International:
MTV Networks International (MTVNI) includes the premier multimedia entertainment brands MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, MTVNHD, Tr3s: MTV, Musicá y Mas, TMF (The Music Factory), VIVA, Comedy Central and Game One. MTV Networks’ brands are seen globally in 645 million households in 161 territories and 34 languages via 165 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 500 digital media properties. The company’s diverse holdings also include interests in television syndication, digital media, publishing, home video, licensing & merchandising and feature films. MTV Networks International is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).
The Suzuki Motor Corporation with headquarters in Hamamatsu (Japan) is the leading international manufacturer of small automobiles and the 10th largest car manufacturer of the world. Founded in 1909, Suzuki today employs about 51,500 people around the world and has business activities in 196 countries and regions and production bases in 23 different countries and regions. In the fiscal year 2009/10 Suzuki posted 2.47 trillion Yen (18.8 billion Euro*) net sales and 79.4 billion Yen (605.03 million Euro*) operating income. Its global sales reached 2.35 million automobiles and 3.02 million motorcycles and ATV. With its three lines of business – automobiles, motorcycles and outboard motors – Suzuki embodies a unique “Way of Life!” that stands for the brand values “excitement”, “straightforward”, “value”, “sporty” and “spirit”. (* Exchange rate: 131.18 Yen/Euro)
About Calvin Klein, Inc:
Calvin Klein, Inc. is one of the leading fashion design and marketing studios in the world. It designs and markets women’s and men’s designer collection apparel and a range of other products that are manufactured and marketed through an extensive network of licensing agreements and other arrangements worldwide. Brands/lifestyles include Calvin Klein Collection, ck Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, and Calvin Klein Underwear. Product lines under the various Calvin Klein brands include apparel, accessories, shoes, sleepwear, hosiery, socks, swimwear, belts, eyewear, watches, jewelry, coats, suits, fragrances, and cosmetics, as well as products for the home. For more information, visit www.calvinklein.com.
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers worldwide innovative technology, business solutions and services they trust and value. For more information, visit www.dell.com.
Lady Gaga and Giorgio Armani have formed a multimillion dollar partnership that will involve the legendary designer making the costumes for the leg of the singer’s tour starting in December. The iconic, 76-year-old Italian fashion designer did something unusual and dressed Lady Gaga, known for her adventurism in fashion, in a crystal-encrusted silver hoop dress with orbiting rings for the Grammy Awards. He then started designing costumes for her videos for her – the bondage-style black leather costumes in the racy “Alejandro” video were Armani – and must have evolved into the partnership for Gaga’s tour costumes. Armani seems to be the designer of Gaga’s choice as of late; he designed the black rubberized dress with spikes sticking out which the singer wore to the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles more recently. Armani’s designing deal with the 24-year-old pop star is reportedly an effort by Armani to rejuvenate his business. “A huge company like Giorgio Armani has the duty to always be alert to trends and what appeals to young people,” Roberta Armani, Armani’s niece and head of VIP relations, told our source. “It helped to see how the world is through Lady Gaga, the way she uses Facebook and Twitter.” Although there is still very little information on what the pair’s collaboration will involve, Gaga is the first star that Armani has designed a specific gown for. Celebrities who have previously worn his label have chosen from existing collections. “It wouldn’t be possible to give Gaga a look from the collection because she wears pieces of art. It’s theatrical,” Roberta said.
Ready To Start, the second single from Arcade Fire’s latest album The Suburbs, will be released digitally on 11th October 2010 via Sonovox. From Arcade Fire’s third studio album, the track was described by the NME as having the “urgent fractious energy of ‘Tunnels’… stately, melancholic but resolute, with an urgent rhythm and riff.” Ready to Start is a follow up to Arcade Fire’s first single We Used To Wait. The music video for which, The Wilderness Downtown, has already received over 25 million views worldwide. An interactive online only video, The Wilderness Downtown filled social networking sites twitter and facebook, again causing Arcade Fire to top Hype Machine. Billboard found Chris Milk’s interactive video, ‘an eye-popping interactive film/experience. further pushing the boundaries of the music video concept” while the Guardian called it ‘an extremely impressive use of technology’. The Suburbs went to Number 1 in the UK and the US, Canada, Portugal, Norway, Ireland and Belgium on release in August and the top 5 in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The band will return to the UK in December for two shows in London followed by dates in Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester and Glasgow. The Arcade Fire are Win Butler, RÃ©gine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, William Butler, Tim Kingsbury, Sarah Neufeld and Jeremy Gara. ‘Arcade Fire knew they were ready to start a third album when they sat down and jammed an urgent indie-rock thumper appropriately titled Ready To Start.’ Q – October 2010
Facebook Bans Innocent-Looking Kylie Minogue And Teddy Bear Photo. An innocent-looking photo of Australian pop star Kylie Minogue holding a big teddy bear has been banned from Facebook. The social networking site apparently thinks the photo is too racy. The photo shows the 42-year-old “Locomotion” hitmaker holding a bear given by a fan during a recent show at the G-A-Y nightclub in London. It seems innocent and sweet enough, so many were perplexed why Facebook pulled out the photo on a fan’s page. The company explained in an email, “We do not allow photos that contain n?dity, drug use or violence.” There was no drug use or violence depicted on the photo so it must be n?dity. But clearly, only those with wicked mind can understand why the company found the photo offensive. Apparently, Minogue is seen giving the teddy bear a sexual act. The singer is holding a microphone in one hand between the t-shirt-wearing but pant-less stuffed toy’s legs. It sounds far-fetched, but there’s no other explanation for it.
At just 0.55-inch thick, the Nokia X6 features a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display, a 5 Megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash and 32GB internal storage. •It’s all about your music – the Nokia X6 has a superb quality music player and built-in FM radio. Listen over Bluetooth stereo audio with a compatible headset like the new Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-505 with its cool, sporty headband. Or plug your choice of headphones into the standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Nokia Music Store is all yours – As a Comes With Music device, the Nokia X6 gives direct access to millions of tracks online. Download for free and yours to keep forever*. Stores thousands of tracks with 32GB out-of-the-box memory. 5 megapixel camera with Carl-Zeiss optics autofocus and dual LED flash for truly fantastic image quality. Customisable homescreen – add up to 20 shortcuts for one-touch access to Facebook, Nokia Music Store, Email, Contacts, Maps, Games – whatever you choose! Stroke-sensitive touch-screen interface – Nokia’s smoothest, slickest interface ever – with a 16:9 widescreen made specially to give the best photo and video viewing experience. Social networking – supports easy access to Facebook, Ovi, Windows Live!, Yahoo IM, RTVChannel, YouTube, MySpace and more. Brilliant web browsing – built-in Flash player and auto-landscape orientation means you really get the best out of online video and movies and live online television. 3 premium games on-board – Nokia X6 ships with Asphalt4 and DJ Mix Tour by Gameloft and Spore by EA. Nokia Maps – The Nokia X6 comes with A-GPS with compass and integrated Maps so you can find your way to friends and venues quickly and easily with turn-by-turn, voice-guided navigation. Geo-tag your photos with Ovi to remember and share those great moments. Other Ovi services include push-email and IM with Nokia Messaging, N-gage games, downloadable Java applications and widgets, Ovi Contacts and Ovi Files for keeping your personal stuff safe and sound. Easy email – simple steps to set-up your email and combine multiple accounts into one inbox. Supports popular email clients such as Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Windows Live Hotmail and most other POP3/IMAP email – plus a lifetime license for Nokia Messaging, Nokia’s mobile email and IM service. Video editing and sharing – includes video center and video editing plus support for online-share and TV-out. So, you can make your clips perfect, then upload them to your social network page or play to friends and family at home.
Red Cross make first ever music video appeal. FOR the first time ever the British Red Cross has produced a music video. The viral video is being used to promote this year’s annual fundraising drive. It is designed to generate extra enthusiasm internally and externally for Red Cross Appeal Week 2010. It will be heavily promoted via social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. RCAW is the Red Cross’ annual UK wide appeal to raise funds for its work at home and abroad. This year it takes place from 2 May – 8 May. The video soundtrack features the music of young, up and coming Scots duo Reid and Stanners who were commissioned to write and perform the song ‘With a Little Help From You’, which is the theme for this year’s appeal. The video centres on a busker performing the song against a projected backdrop illustrating the range of services provided by the Red Cross in the UK and abroad.
Michelle “Bombshell, McGee In A Feud With Comedian Chelsea Handler. Chelsea Handler is making a living skewering all of Hollywood. But not keeping quiet about her remarks is the most famous tattooed other woman in the country, Michelle “Bombshell” McGee, who is in a war of words with the comedian and television host. McGee, who’s been the talk of just about every entertainment show on television after being the first woman to claim having an affair Sandra Bullock’s husband Jesse James, has been taking to her Facebook to attack the star. “Dear Chelsea, glad to see my grandma’s old clothes put to good use in your wardrobe. Her mu-mu’s look AMAZING on you,” McGee wrote on Friday. McGee’s comments came after Handler called her a “dumb b—-“ on the Wednesday episode of “Chelsea Lately,” when referring to comments McGee previously made about the 35-year-old comedian on her Facebook. “P.S.,” she continued, “You need to hire another midget to hold up those saggy boobies of yours…all that breast feeding from Chuy has really taken its toll.” Chuy is Handler’s miniature sidekick who appears with her on the show. The war of words began when Handler took to her blog to talk about McGee and the affair. “Michelle really believed that Sandra and Jesse were separated and was ‘shocked’ to see them together at the Oscars,” she said. “I guess she doesn’t read magazines, which makes sense since she basically has one on her face.” McGee first fired back on her Facebook that Handler should “use some of that botox from your forehead and put it in your flabby underarm skin. I’ve seen better wings in a bucket of KFC chicken.” Handler retorted on the air during her show on Wednesday, wrinkling her forehead and saying, “Look at my forehead, you dumb b—-.”
Zach Braff has put an end to “Scrubs.” The ABC sitcom’s original star hinted that the show has been canceled, although creator Bill Lawrence said nothing is finalized yet. Braff, 34, told fans on his Facebook page that the series, which has reincarnated into “Scrubs: Med School” during its ninth season, won’t be renewed anymore. He wrote: “Many of you have asked, so here it is: it appears that ‘New Scrubs,’ ‘Scrubs 2.0.’ ‘Scrubs with new kids,’ ‘Scrubbier,’ ‘Scrubbs without JD’ is no more. It was worth a try, but alas… it didn’t work about. Zb” However, Lawrence clarified to eonline.com that the show “hasn’t been canceled, we’re all just assuming it’s over.” “Scrubs: Med School” starred Braff in the first six episodes and previous cast members Donald Faison and John C. McGinley. Eliza Coupe, Michael Mosley, Dave Franco, and Kerry Bishe, as the new narrator, co-star.
Danny Glover, Jimmy Jean-Louis To Appear At Haiti Fundraiser In Washington.
The Haiti earthquake may have occurred two months ago, but people across the country haven’t forgotten about it, and the U.S. capital is no exception. Activists and actors Danny Glover and Jimmy Jean-Louis will be among the honored guests at the “To Haiti with Love” fundraiser at 5 p.m. March 21 at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. The proceeds from the event, hosted by Global Commerce Solutions, will benefit the people of Haiti through two collaborating non-profit charitable organizations: The Children and Families Global Development Fund, Inc. and The Hollywood Unites for Haiti Earthquake Assistance Fund. The latter group was founded by “Heroes” star Jean-Louis, a Haiti native who has worked tirelessly since the disaster to help provide relief for his countrymen at home and abroad. Joining him will be The Honorable Raymond Joseph, the Haitian ambassador to the United States. The two of them will provide attendees with a status update of the Caribbean nation and plans for further relief. “Even though many of the cameras have left, the needs still exist,” said Harry Black, vice president of Global Commerce Solutions, in a press release for the benefit. “We are proud to host this event with our special guests to do our part to assure that the people of Haiti continue to receive the support they need to rebuild over the long term.” “To Haiti with Love” is just one instance of Glover’s activism. The actor recently encouraged a boycott of fashion label Hugo Boss prior to the 82nd annual Academy Awards. This request of Oscar nominees was in response to the German clothing line’s impending closure of an Ohio manufacturing plant
MySpace is offering its users’ data to third parties who resell the content. The move by the company once regarded as the largest social networking phenomenon is a scenario privacy advocates have always feared. The data being sold includes any activity or information that is attached to a user’s account. Experts say that includes blog posts, location, photos, reviews, and status updates-among others. There is an untold amount of data and tracking that web analytics can provide about users and their online behavior for marketing purposes. MySpace, which has lost its dominance of the market share in recent years to rival Facebook, has contracted to have users’ data sold by a company called Infochimps for as little as $30. The openly advertised service gives industry insiders a glimpse at how eager the company is to raise cash and how eager some firms are to learn as much about you as possible. Infochimps, which has a revenue-sharing agreement with MySpace, is offering developers a pre-packaged version of MySpace’s Real Time Stream Feed as a value-added service. “Turning to selling off of data streams sounds like desperation to me,” Matthew Humphries wrote on geek.com. In a statement on Humphries’ post, MySpace defended its action, saying, “We have identified the need for third-party developers who can’t handle the size of our full feed to still have access to the data in a different format.” Infochimps, an Austin, TX start up, states on its website that the service is ”an open catalog and marketplace for the world’s data. You can share, sell, curate, and download data about anything and everything.” The revelation is a reminder that users of such social networking sites should read the site’s privacy agreement and realize that the data and information users submit belong to the site. In 2005 News Corporation purchased MySpace for $580 million