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Lady Gaga Asks Pippa Middleton for Royal Tips

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Style, Parties, Rumors,

Lady Gaga and Pippa MiddletonLady Gaga is asking Pippa Middleton for tips on how to act like a royal. The pop singer reportedly wants the socialite - sister to the Duchess of Cambridge, who is married to Britain's Prince William - how to conduct herself with more grace, after reading her new book on party planning, Celebrate.

“Gaga is obsess­ed with the royal family and espec­ially with Pippa. She was so desperate to get her hands on Pippa's Celebrate book she had aides ship it to her via courier to Puerto Rico where she was performing earlier this week. She hopes it will help her throw better parties and teach her how to be more like a member of the royal family,” a source told The Daily Star.

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Apple announces iBooks 3.0, available today

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Software,

iBooks 3.0

Apple has announced a new version of iBooks this morning at its iPad mini event. iBooks 3.0 features vertical scrolling on a page, negating the need to turn pages. It also has Facebook and Twitter sharing, where you can just select a passage, and share it to one of these social networks. iBooks also supports 40 languages now as well. It's a free update, available today. Download it now.

Items Du Jour: Jennifer Aniston Signs a Hair Deal, Blake’s Ring Unveiled

Alexa Chung+ Because fashion and caffeine go hand-in-hand, Rodarte has designed a limited-edition collection of gift cards, mugs, tote bags, and sleeves for Starbucks just in time for the holiday season. The products hit stores on November 13.

+ Alexa Chung spills some details on her upcoming fashion book. Reports have named her upcoming literary venture as a “style bible,” but Chung is quick to correct the gossip.

+ Not only is Jennifer Aniston the new face for hair product line Living Proof, but she has also signed on as a co-owner! The fact that the products were partly designed by an MIT professor does sound like it's a safe bet.

+ Plus-size model Robyn Lawley flaunts her curves in a cool editorial for Australian Cosmopolitan.

+ Hedi Slimane takes some time off his designing duties to snap up Anja Rubik for the newly-renamed Saint Laurent Paris' black-and-white editorial.

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Neil Young Curious About Writing Songs Sober

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Folk, Rock,

Neil YoungNeil Young was “curious” about writing songs without drugs or alcohol. The legendary singer/songwriter gave up drinking and smoking cannabis last year, and initially wondered if he'd still be able to function as a songwriter without them.

Speaking about writing without being under the influence, he said, “I was never really worried about it, other than I was curious about it, in a day-to-day way. I'd go, 'Wow, I've not written a song in a long time. This is very different.' I didn't know at the time what was going to happen so I was discovering it, and now I've discovered that it doesn't matter.”

The “Heart of Gold” hitmaker has also written his memoirs, and admits he'd never had an urge to write them until he broke his foot and was unable to play live for a while. “When I broke my toe I was just sitting there going, 'What am I gonna do now? I thought: 'Why don't I just do that book?' It gives me relief, it gives me something else to do so that music doesn't wear me out, so that I don't wear the music out. Everything should be taken in its own dose. You don't want to OD on music and then the music loses its potency. If that's all I did, it wouldn't be as good. I think if you don't have some obsession in your life, you're dead,” he told The Guardian.

Michael Jackson’s Burial Delayed by Money Row

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Obituaries,

Michael Jackson's funeral

Michael Jackson's burial was delayed for three months in a row over money. The “Thriller” singer died in June 2009 from acute Propofol intoxication but wasn't laid to rest in the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles until September 3 because his sister Janet Jackson paid a $40,000 deposit to secure the spot but wouldn't let the burial go ahead until she was paid back.

In his new book Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson, author Randall Sullivan writes, “Michael's burial had been delayed by wrangling between Janet and the estate, on the one hand and Janet and her family on the other hand. As the only living Jackson with money of her own, Janet had put up the $40,000 deposit at Forest Lawn to secure the burial spot for Michael in the marble Sanctuary of the Ascension. She had refused to let the funeral take place until the money was repaid.”

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Alexa Chung Pens Style Bible

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Models, News,

Alexa ChungAlexa Chung is writing her debut book. The fashionable model-turned-TV presenter has inked a publishing deal and is penning her first book - a style bible - set to be released next year.

The book will offer unique style tips and inspiration directly from the Vogue contributing editor's own personal wardrobe, along with plenty of glossy pictures of her looking on-trend. The international fashion icon and muse will also spill her top style secrets, including details about how she developed her own unique look in the book, which is currently untitled but will be published by Penguin Books and hit stands next September.

The popular British presenter has already carved out a name for herself in the fashion world and is one of the few celebrities with a Mulberry bag named after her. She also recently confirmed her interest in creating her own fashion line in the near future.

The 28-year-old is currently combining her passion for fashion with her new interest in acting by signing up to guest star in the new series of Gossip Girl.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Cheated with Brigitte Nielsen

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Hook-ups,

Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger had an affair with Brigitte Nielsen shortly before she wed Sylvester Stallone. The philandering actor has revealed he had a steamy fling with the actress - who was once married to his good pal Sylvester - during the early years of his relationship with now ex-wife Maria Shriver.

Arnold has confessed to having an affair with the Danish actress while he was dating Maria in his new autobiography, according to TMZ. He wrote that he and Brigitte became close while filming Red Sonja together in 1985; the same year she married Sylvester.

The Terminator film star's admission comes more than a year after Brigitte originally blew the whistle on their “outrageous affair” in her own memoir You Only Get One Life, in which she claimed she didn't know he was living with Maria at the time.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger: Affair Was Stupid

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Break-ups, Divorce,

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger admits having an affair with his housekeeper was the “stupidest thing” he ever did in his marriage.
The Expendables 2 star accepts he caused great pain to his now estranged wife Maria Shriver and their four children with his illicit romance, which led to Mildred Beana giving birth to his son Joseph 14 years ago.

“I think it was the stupidest thing I've done in the whole relationship. It was terrible. I inflicted tremendous pain on Maria and unbelievable pain on the kids,” he said in an interview with 60 Minutes, set to air this Sunday.

The former Governor of California is currently promoting his autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story and though he says Maria hasn't read the tell-all book, she wishes him the best. “I think that Maria is, you know, wishing me well in everything I do.”

Mildred - who worked for Arnold's family for 20 years - had listed her ex-husband's name on Joseph's birth certificate and has previously said she only knew for certain who the boy's father was when he began to look increasingly like the actor. The affair was only revealed in May last year, days after Arnold and Maria announced they were separating after 25 years of marriage.

StoryBundle launches its next e-Book pack focused on crime and thrillers

Posted by Ponzi Black Categories: Hot Deals, Misc. Tech,

StoryBundle crime thriller books

We talked about StoryBundle back in August, when their first bundle launched with 7 Sci-Fi indie books. Now they're back with 7 more crime and thriller books.

The concept is still the same as last time. They take the indie game bundle model and bring it to ebooks. You can pay whatever you want for five DRM-free books, but if you pay more than the bonus price of $7, you get two bonus books. You decide how much to give to the authors, how much to give to StoryBundle to keep the business going, and you can choose to donate part of your purchase to one of two charities. That's good enough to make it our Deal of the Day.

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Lawsuit Against John Travolta Thrown Out by Judge

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Legal Issues, Rumors,

John TravoltaJohn Travolta has been cleared of accusations he ruined an author's reputation.

Robert Randolph wrote You'll Never Spa In This Town Again, in which he made claims the Pulp Fiction actor enjoyed gay sexual relations in Los Angeles' City Spa in the 1990s but then claimed John and his lawyer Marty Singer had falsely accused him of having serious mental problems to try and make him out to be an unreliable source.

However, a judge has thrown out his lawsuit against John and Mr. Singer, ruling a letter in which they made the accusations was a legitimate part of the legal dispute and so they cannot be prosecuted for it, according to TMZ.

Both John and Marty have previously issued statements branding the lawsuit “ridiculous.” A representative for the Hairspray star said, “The lawsuit filed by Robert Randolph is absurd. The suit is based on a privileged communication, and it will promptly be thrown out by the court. To evaluate the credibility of Robert Randolph and his ridiculous lawsuit one need look no further than his own statements published on his website stating that he sustained 'permanent brain damage' and had to 'retrain' his brain.”

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