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Tiffany and Debbie Gibson talk about maturing Miley

Tiffany and Debbie Gibson talk about maturing Miley

Ex-pop rivals Tiffany and Debbie Gibson were opposing views on Miley Cyrus bold new image.

Miley Cyrus New adult has developed a support fee – and someone who was the teen idol before the road below. In an interview with U.S. Weekly, ’80s pop star Tiffany defended Hannah Montana’s risque new image. Seventeen years old, Cyrus has been criticized for behavior that feel good is not worthy of a teenager who is not yet reached the legal age to vote.

The Group “in the U.S.A.” singer most recently fired for wearing a skimpy body of the Much Music Awards in June, where she performed her new single “can not be tamed.” And the tight black leather pants she wore to a concert last week MTV can not be won her fans in the Department of modesty.

The video of “tamed”, was himself called to be like Miley too risqué “Britain’s Got Talent” look. During the show, the triple threat teen rigged a torrid kiss with a backup dancer.

Asked about the young singers of today, Tiffany stuck for Miley, which she feels in the running for viability in a market defined by pop-stars-as-sex-symbols. Tiffany believes Cyrus retired to the more mature image “appropriate”, and attributed that partly to the advice of parents of young performers. About Billy Ray and Cindy, Tiffany said: “It’s really important base you have around you. Thank you very much. ”

80 ex-rival Tiffany, Debbie Gibson has a different view on the new Miley adult. Debbie, who met the young star, praised the talent and attitude of Cyrus down-to-earth, but the image described as “a bit too much too quickly.” The ‘Electric Youth’ singer feels it There is nothing wrong with kissing the child, and wants Miley understand that before it is too late.

But Debbie – who prefers to be called Deborah now, thank you very much – all grown up now, along with former enemy pop-chart, Tiffany. The two made an appearance at San Diego Comic Con last weekend to promote their upcoming film “Mega Gataroid vs. Python” – a sci-fi mutant attack on a snake. In “Python”, Debbie and Tiffany repel monsters as a pair of women in Florida who are once again caught up in the rivalry.

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The Arrival of Elvis Presley

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“Man, when I was nine, I couldn’t imagine anyone not wanting to be Elvis Presley,” Springsteen remembers.

The first two Elvis Presley albums, both on RCA in 1956, neatly illustrate the basic dichotomy: Elvis Presley shows him onstage, eyes shut and mouth wide open, with his guitar thrust in the air, while Elvis has him seated in a staged pose, strumming his guitar. Here is the musician, they seem to say, and here are his musical instruments, his primary materials: his voice and his guitar.

In the 1960 songs in which women are part of the continuing love relationship, the male is clearly the dominant figure. Elvis Presley in “It’s Now or Never” best exemplifies this theme:

It’s now or never.
Come hold me tight.
Kiss me, my darling.
Be mine tonight.
Tomorrow will be too late.
It’s now or never.
My love won’t wait.

Alan Freed and others only played original black rhythm & blues /r ock’n’ roll, but most disk jockeys gave the cover version for more exposure, usually omitting to mention the original. Covers by leading white perforrners such as Pat Boone consistently outsold the originals over the country as a whole. To same people only the original black music had the necessary connotations of non-conforrnity, but for many middle-class teenagers clean-living Pat Boone’s perfectly enunciated version of Little Richard’s Long Tall Sally offered enough assertiveness without too much risk of overstepping the social and moral mark.

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The lyrics of Sh-Boom were unaltered in the Crew Cuts’ cover version, but that was an exception; in many cases wholesale changes were made to cope with lyrics of unaccustomed frankness and innuendo. The music of the covers was also often toned down. These changes, undertaken partly to avoid incurring society’s wrath, partly to ensure good sales, could not disguise the fact that penetration of the mainstream by black and black-derived approaches was taking another, decisive step. The interplay between the offbeat and heavy, insistent rhythm were different from anything the white popular music scene had heard before. In introdueing new elements, mostly derived from the blues, cover versions unwittingly helped to prepare a wider audience for the music that foilowed.

The cover version remained the basis of the white rock’n’ roll of Bill Haley, Elvis Presley and others, but a different approach can be detected between these and the version of the Pat Boone school. In place of the attempt to divert rhythm & blues into more broadly acceptable channels of sound, the country-bred musicians and their producers sought to develop a new style, based on a dynamic encounter between black and white.

Notice that Blood Sweat and Tears and the Ides of March have names that come at the end of a quotation, so that to get it you have to know the first part as well. Since almost all American kids have to read Julius Caesar in high school, that Shakespearean tag is especially indicative. Furthermore, these names as well as that of Big Brother promise something threatening. Music was so loud and so heavy that it did have an aggressive quality—so that it is no surprise that in 1969 a group formed that called itself War.

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Don’t Be Afraid of Katie Holmes

Don’t Be Afraid of Katie Holmes

“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” isn’t the first time the actress has been scared on the big screen.

Katie Holmes wants to scare the hell out of you. But don’t take it personally. She wants to scare everybody. Holmes’s new horror movie, “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” hits theaters this weekend, and anticipation for the haunted-house flick is running high. But will the movie get folks to forget about her previous (and poorly received) fright fests?

Holmes horror movies have happened before — and not with good results. In 1998, Holmes starred in “Disturbing Behavior.” The film, which also featured James Marsden and Nick Stahl, focused on a high school where trouble-making students undergo some aggressive “reprogramming.” The film didn’t fare well at the box office, drawing a modest $17,500,000 in domestic sales.

A year later, Holmes again tried to scare audiences with the controversial “Teaching Mrs. Tingle.” The black comedy focused on a would-be high school valedictorian who is so intent on securing the title that she may be willing to kill the one teacher who stands in her way. The film might not have been “bad,” but it did have bad timing. It was released shortly after the Columbine tragedy. The flick earned less than $9 million in the states.

In 2000 came “The Gift.” The film had an all-star cast. Joining Holmes were Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves, Hilary Swank, and Greg Kinnear. Sounds like a winner, right? Well, the reviews were decent, but Box Office Mojo reports that the film took in only $12 million in domestic ticket sales. Holmes did deserve credit for playing against type as the aggressive yuppie.

But, hey, maybe the fourth time’s the charm? In “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” Holmes, her boyfriend (played by Guy Pearce), and his daughter (Bailee Madison) move into a sprawling house that holds many secrets, few of them good. The flick has a big media push and can boast that it was co-written by Guillermo del Toro, who unleashed the creepy “Pan’s Labyrnth” and “The Devil’s Backbone” on moviegoers. The man made Ron Perlman a superhero in “Hellboy.” If anyone can make a successful horror movie with Holmes, it’s him.

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Did Beyonce’s father steal from her?

Did Beyonce's father steal from her?

A new lawsuit accuses Mathew Knowles of taking money that wasn’t his, reports TMZ.

In March, Beyoncé announced she had severed ties with her manager, her father Mathew Knowles, in a statement that suggested she was ready to take charge of her own career. However, according to TMZ, the split was anything but amicable. Court papers have revealed that Live Nation Entertainment has accused Mathew Knowles of pilfering money from a Beyoncé tour — likely her 2009-10 I Am… Tour — for his own pocket. Live Nation says that Mathew “had stolen money from Beyoncé on her most recent tour or otherwise taken funds that [he] was not entitled to,” a claim backed by a law firm that conducted an audit.

Mathew, who started managing B before the Destiny’s Child days, is of course denying the accusations, and in fact, that’s why we’re even learning about this mess now — he has asked a judge to take depositions from Live Nation employees in an attempt to clear his name. Knowles says Beyoncé was misled by a former Live Nation exec who wanted to sign her and push him out of the picture.

Beyoncé has been nothing but supportive of her dad in public throughout her career (remember her Dangerously in Love promo single “Daddy”?), and when she said she was parting ways with Mathew as a manager but not a father, she gushed, “He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly. I am grateful for everything he has taught me.” Mathew Knowles had added, “Business is business and family is family.”

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Lindsay Lohan will be charged with grand theft

Lindsay Lohan will be charged with grand theft

Prosecutors say the troubled star will be charged with felony grand theft for a $2,500 necklace.

Prosecutors said Tuesday they plan to charge Lindsay Lohan with a crime of theft of a large necklace $ 2,500 were stolen from a jewelry store last month – the highest number of serious actress faced more than three years of conflict with the law.

District Attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison says the charges will be filed Wednesday. Lohan, 24, is due in court for an appearance Wednesday afternoon.

The Los Angeles Police Department said Feb. 2 that Lohan was under investigation for taking a necklace from a store in Venice, later identified as Kamofie and Co. Detectives obtained a search warrant to try to retrieve the item from the house Lindsay Lohan, but it was delivered to the police station before any search was conducted.

Police said they had no update on the case Tuesday and did not say whether the actress had made arrangements to turn in the yard or at a police station.

A telephone message to Lohan’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, was not immediately returned. Holley has already denied any wrongdoing by Lohan.

“We vehemently deny these allegations and, if charges are filed, we will fight in court, not in the press,” Holley said in a statement released Saturday.

The new case represents the most serious charges “Mean Girls” star has ever faced. Arrested twice in 2007, Lohan was charged with impaired driving and drug possession, but the two were misdemeanors.

Lohan is still on probation for impaired driving. A judge had threatened to throw her in jail if she encountered trouble again.

Prosecutors in Riverside County were to determine whether charges against Lohan for an altercation with a worker in December from the Betty Ford Center, where she was treated.

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Rihanna has learned to put herself first

Rihanna has learned to put herself first

Rihanna is head over heels for her current man Matt Kemp, but in the end she knows she needs to make her own happiness the main priority, not anyone else’s.

Rihanna is hot and heavy with her latest man, baseball star Matt Kemp, but she knows making herself happy is her number one priority.

She told Britain’s Marie Claire magazine: “The most important thing is to be happy and true to yourself.

“I don’t want to look back at this in 30 years from now and say, ‘I did it all to make them happy and I didn’t enjoy.’

“I want to be able to say people loved me because of who I am. People have a lot more respect for you when you’re yourself and let them see your imperfections. That’s the big connection.”

The Barbados-born beauty was assaulted at the hands of then-boyfriend Chris Brown in February 2009 but believes her ordeal made her the person she is now.

She explained: “I couldn’t have been the woman I am today, or the friend, or the sister, or the artist, or the role model I am today if I didn’t go through what I went through in the last year and a half.”

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Priyanka Chopra: The whip-wielding host of ‘Fear Factor 3′

Priyanka Chopra: The whip-wielding host of ‘Fear Factor 3′

Delicate beauty Priyanka Chopra is determined to prove that when it comes to doing her job, she is nowhere less compared to stuntman Akshay Kumar who made his mark as the stern and strict host for the two seasons of ‘Fear Factor’

News floating in from the beaches of Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro confirms her intentions. The actress had claimed that she would make the contestants hate her with her instructions and that is what she is exactly been doing in the first batch of stunts with the 13 contestants who are made to work relentlessly without being given time to rest or chill out. She begins her grueling schedule right from 7.30 am every morning with a very close and careful briefing by the stunt director to make sure no one breaks any bones on location. The exhaustive schedule stretches right upto the evening and only then she loosens up.

One of the exhausted contestants rightly said, “She carries not a whip, but a whistle which is as good as whip. The whistle is with her throughout from 7.30 am in the morning till late evening when we pack up. And she uses the whistle to intimidate us like no other woman in our lives has ever intimidated us.”

In fact the contestants are so fed up of the whistle that they plan to steal it and throw it into the ocean. Priyanka on the other hand stays unmoved and said, “We are not here for a picnic. It’s a tough regimen.”

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Jennifer Hudson on life: ‘It’s all about the love’

Jennifer Hudson on life: 'It's all about the love'

America fell in love with Jennifer Hudson on “American Idol,” but this beautiful woman has come a long way since those early days of fame. Hudson has established herself as a successful singer, actress and mother. And she shows no signs of slowing down. Wonderwall got the chance to talk to Hudson about losing weight, teaming up with Alicia Keys and why she’s supporting the Lose for Good Campaign.

Why don’t we get started by you telling us a little bit about your involvement with Weight Watchers’ new program Lose for Good?

Jennifer Hudson: Oh Lose for Good. When we lose at Weight Watchers, then another child is fed. So it’s our loss but their gain. I’m so motivated about it and happy and excited to just be a part of something that is feeding children. And just helping people altogether.

Has becoming a mother inspired you to raise money and awareness about kids going hungry?

JH: Oh my God, yes! This is such a great thing to me because I have a child of my own. I can never imagine, or want to imagine, my child being hungry or unfed. And so to be a part of something like this and to know that these children are being taken care of when we lose weight.

Congratulations on losing weight but still looking healthy. How did you do it? How do you maintain your weight now that you are done losing it?

JH: Wow. You know, it’s just a matter of finding that place that you’ll want to be at, which I’ll get [to] eventually. But it’s just Weight Watchers [that got me] got to this point. And I’m so glad to be teamed up with them and to find that control and to be able to do this and achieve a goal that so many still want to achieve — with something as great as Weight Watchers.

Do you have any advice for people trying to lose weight in a healthy manner?

JH: I feel that the biggest misconception that people have and the thing that hinders them from losing weight is that they think it’s so extreme. Like being in this position now, I have so many people coming to me and will spill out their whole plan about what they’re going to do to lose weight. And I’m like, “OK, who’s really going to do that?” It doesn’t have to be that drastic. And no it’s not that drastic. It’s a matter of just eating in moderation and learning the proper tools and how to do it. And being consistent with it and dedicated to it. And yes, make sure you get some kind of workout in, but it’s not always to the extreme. You can still achieve the same goal by just taking the proper steps and getting that control and losing weight.

Is there any celebrity you admire who champions causes selflessly?

JH: I love Alicia Keys’ Keep a Child Alive. Definitely. I’ve been watching that and was also a part of that as well. But again, I love to see people looking after the children. And just people in general. When people are helping people, I’m all for it.

Would you ever want to team up with another celebrity for a cause?

JH: Oh yeah. I just feel like the more we come together the more we can make awareness for whatever the cause. And again, it’s just the matter of helping your fellow man, helping your friend, helping your neighbor. And not just this country but around the world. We’re all brothers and sisters, so it’s all about the love and spreading the love. No matter who you are, whether you’re a celebrity or not, we should come together.

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Miley Cyrus and Lindsay Lohan step out in tatters

Miley Cyrus and Lindsay Lohan step out in tatters

Miley Cyrus and Lindsay Lohan abandon good style in ripped-to-shreds leggings and jeans.

Miley Cyrus in Paris

Miley Cyrus was recently spotted sporting this eyesore of an ensemble upon exiting her hotel in Paris. We’ll let the teen queen’s barely-there daisy dukes slide, but her tattered tights are absolutely tragic.

Lindsay Lohan back in Los Angeles

Speaking of awfully frayed outfits, former jailbird Lindsay Lohan scurried back to her car following a sushi lunch in Los Angeles with her overworked lawyer in decaying denim and her signature scowl.

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Beyoncé’s wildest hairstyles

Beyoncé's wildest hairstyles

Beyonce Knowles has had many looks over the years, from a frizzy mane to braids and beyond.

Beyonce’s mirror apparently has two faces: Beyonce Knowles and Sasha Fierce. In honor of the singer’s 29th birthday, InStyle takes a look at the many styles the pop star has rocked through the years.

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