Archive for March, 2013

Kim Kardashian To Take Nigeria

Kanye West may be spending this Valentine’s Day weekend alone — if he doesn’t want to jet off to Nigeria, that is.

His ladylove and baby mama, Kim Kardashian, has been announced the co-host and “special platinum guest” for R&B singer Darey‘s Feb. 17 concert titled “Love Like a Movie,” reports Nigerian Entertainment Today.

The concert, which will take place at the Convention Centre of the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, will also feature Nigerian superstars such as 2face Idibia, Flavour, Ice Prince and Iyanya.

Kardashian, 32, has been racking up her frequent flyer’s miles before the impending birth of her first child.

The pregnant starlet, who is currently expecting her her first child, was spotted playing tourist in Rio de Janeiro with beau West, 35, last week.

With a tiny baby bump peeking out from under her dress, the Kourtney & Kim Take Miami star was all-smiles as she posed in front of the city’s famous Christ the Redeemer landmark.

In the past months, Kardashian has also visited the Rome, Paris and the Middle East.

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Who Is Next On Our Hollywood Power List?

These days, it takes way more than talent and good looks to become an entertainment superstar.

To be considered a power player in Hollywood, a celebrity has to have millions of Twitter followers, paparazzi appeal, a best-selling fragrance or fashion line or major accolades from their respected peers; and if a star is smart, they already have established a combination of all of the above.

Certainly, the next 10 stars on Celebuzz’s Hollywood Power Index are well on their way to achieving all of this — and more. Just look at No. 20 on our list, Anne Hathaway, who is less than two weeks away from winning an Oscar for Les Misearbles.

Who else made this week’s countdown?

Have a look now in the gallery, above, as Celebuzz gets closer to naming the most-powerful celebrity in Hollywood under the age of 30.

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10 Terrifying Gaming Moments That Kept You Up At Night

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Every once in a while, my greatest passion in life, videogames, comes together with my second greatest passion, horror movies. And there have been many games over the years that have combined these two seamlessly: much like their horror movie counterparts, horror games have the ability to scare you to the point where you have nothing left to do but stay awake all night in a cold sweat, watching the clock until sleep decides to come.

Here we count down 10 terrifying moments that achieved just that.

10. Death Egg – Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (1992)

This may seem like an odd choice, but think about it for a second. How old were you when Sonic 2 first came out And how many of you actually completed it at that age?

It was all fine and dandy for the first few levels until you gradually started to lose lives. Chances are you made it all the way to the Death Egg for the final showdown with only one life, if at all.

Face it: you just had to accept defeat at this point but you didn’t… you persevered with the faint hope you would actually come out on top. And yet you failed, only to start the game again and end up in the same position. It was a horrible, vicious circle, and one that still sticks in the mind today.

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10 Great Actors Never Nominated For An Oscar

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For any actor, an Oscar nomination is one of the most important and meaningful points in their career. After all, such a mark can bring recognition and respect and a new-found demand for their services. Some of the greatest actors and actresses have been nominated for an Oscar numerous times, many of which have won the prestigious award.

Most actors work hard at achieving this, whilst others continue to work for that all-important paycheck and could care less about bagging an Academy Award. There are also a handful of very successful and respected actors who have never been recognized with a single Oscar nomination, even though they have delivered terrific and iconic performances over the course of their careers, leading to some of the most notorious snubs in the Academy Awards’ 85 year history.

With this year’s Oscars just around the corner – and 20 more nominated actors vying for the acting awards this year – we take a look at 10 of the greatest actors and actresses who have never been nominated for an Oscar. At the time of this press, this list looks at actors who are no longer around and also actors still working today who have yet to be nominated for an Oscar.

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Olivia Wilde Is A Black & Blue McQueen In NYC

Olivia Wilde braved the snowy New York weather on Saturday to attend Bvlgari Celebrates Icons Of Style: The Serpenti event at the brand’s Fifth Ave. flagship.

Even though it was freezing, Olivia still wore a sleeveless blue and black jacquard knitted dress from Alexander McQueen and black heels.

Miz Wilde’s accessories included lots of jewels and a black clutch by, you guessed it, Bvlgari.

Seems like McQueen is becoming her go-to label and we can see why.

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Amanda Seyfried Doesn’t Quite Get It Right In Berlin

Hmmm, we’re not really feeling this one.

Amanda Seyfried attended the Les Miserables photocall on Saturday at the Berlin International Film Festival looking a bit drab.

Her black sequin Nina Ricci halter neck dress with fringed skirt lacked the oomph-factor and, well, we always want some oomph!

We did like her Rupert Sanderson strappy heels, however.

Hopefully she’ll get her mojo back in time for the Oscars in two weeks!

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Justin Bieber — Apologizes for Smoking Weed

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Justin Bieber used his platform as host of “Saturday Night Live” to apologize to his fans for being photographed smoking weed … but he did it in character.

During a sketch entitled “The Miley Cyrus Show,” Bieber played Miley’s biggest fan. After lobbing a few insults at himself, Biebs, while still in character, says (of the real Biebs), “I also heard he got busted for smoking weed. And he’s really sorry about it. And people make mistakes. And he’s never gonna do it again.”

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    TMZ posted the pics of Bieber smoking weed at a party in Newport Beach on January 2. And there are those pics of Biebs with a blunt taken a few weeks later. 

    Bieber never commented directly on the pics … until last night .. and in the third person.

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    Chris Brown — Judges Kids Dance Show After Car Crash

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    Not long after crashing his car, Chris Brown judged an event at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles, where he helped hand out scholarships for kids.

    According to the singer’s rep, Brown was cut off by two paparazzi while on his way to the event and crashed his Porsche. Brown’s rep says the car was totaled. The singer was uninjured.

    Brown’s charity, the Symphonic Love Foundation, works with the Debbie Allen Dance Academy giving out year-long scholarships to select children. 

    Brown has recently been accused of lying about his community service work stemming from his domestic violence conviction in 2009 … the one where he beat Rihanna.

    He is due back in court on April 5.

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    Head Back To Never Land With Disney’s Classic ‘Peter Pan’ Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD

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    After seven years since it first started releasing movies in the High-Definition Blu-ray format, Disney has finally gone to the vault to update and restore one of its greatest classics: Peter Pan.

    Held over — and well worth the wait — for the film’s 60th anniversary, the Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy is a true gem and a must have for Disney fans and collectors alike. Pop in the Blu-ray and you’ll be thinking happy thoughts as you fly off to Never Land. And you won’t need any of Tink’s Pixie Dust to get there with the magic of this hi-def adventure.

    The all new digital restoration is bright, colorful and crystal clear in both picture and sound; and, like Blu-ray predecessors Pinocchio and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, it includes the option to get rid of those black bars on the left and right sides of the screen with Disney View. Since the film was originally shot in the 1.33:1 format it doesn’t come close to filling the screens of the newer 16:9 high-definition TV screens, so turning on Disney View replaces the bars with custom artwork themes created just for the film. The themes change as the scenes and moods do, adding an extra vibrancy to the experience.

    Another great feature is the all-new “Disney Intermission,” which doubles the entertainment value when the movie is paused, adding 30-minutes of pirate-themed games, songs and animations to keep little ones’ attention if a break in the movie is necessary. Activities include hunting for Pan’s shadow, a shell game, reading smoke signals and “Pirate Training.”

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    As for the extras, Disney dug deep into the vault and came up with a pair of deleted scenes and two new songs to add to the release. Unfortunately the two deleted scenes, “The Journey Home” and “Alternate Arrival,” were never filmed; but full audio and storyboards with drawings of how the scene would have played out tell these short bits of the story.

    Two new songs (old, actually) “Never Smile At A Crocodile” (which was actually made famous by the likes of Jerry Lewis and the Muppets) and “The Boatswain Song” are also set to storyboards but include the lyrics and some raw animation to go along with them.

    Peter Pan’s standout extra, though, is the documentary “Growing Up With Nine Old Men,” which focuses on Walt Disney’s core of nine animators as told through stories from their children, now all grown up and in their golden years. All nine only worked together on three Disney films.

    Lastly, several of the special features that were a part of the 2007 Platinum Edition release are also included, like “You Can Fly: The Making of Peter Pan” and “Tinker Bell: A Fairy’s Tale”; Walt Disney explaining why he chose to bring Peter Pan from the stage to the screen and the 1952 featurette “The Peter Pan Story.” They’re all gems; however, they’re all in standard definition. One of the pluses, though, is that the footage from the film used in “You Can Fly: The Making of Peter Pan” is pre-restoration, so you get a good look at how amazing the upgraded picture and sound really are.

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    Join the Darling children — Wendy, John and Michael — as they fly of with Peter Pan and Tinker Bell to Never Land for the adventure of a lifetime in the Peter Pan Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, released Tuesday, February 5, 2013. “Second star to the right, and straight on ’til morning!”

    Blast from the past: be sure to check out the below slideshow below, featuring 1950s live action reference photographs from the Walt Disney Studio Vault!

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    Chris Brown Totals Car On Eve Of Grammys After Paparazzi Chase

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    Maybe Chris Brown, cars and the Grammys aren’t such a good combination. Three years after making headlines for beating then girlfriend Rihanna during an argument on the eve of music’s biggest event, Brown totaled his car in Los Angeles.

    Saturday afternoon the R&B star was on his way to Debbie Allen’s dance school for a Symphonic Love Foundation event when two other cars carrying paparazzi cut him off.

    Brown’s rep told TMZ, “The occupants jumped out, with cameras, and aggressively approached his vehicle. In an effort to remove himself from the situation, he began to back down an alley at which point his was cut off by two additional vehicles.”

    Brown then hit a wall with his black Porsche (pic of the damaged car at TMZ), totaling it, according to his rep.

    Brown wasn’t hurt and made it to Allen’s event and to a pre-Grammy Awards party later in the day.

    The incident is only the latest in a long line of recent troubles for the star; including threatening rapper Frank Ocean and using a gay slur about him.

    The “Kiss Kiss” singer was also recently accused of faking the completion of 180 hours of community service, part of the terms of his five-year probation stemming from the Rihanna beating incident.

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