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by admin // Tuesday, August 31, 2010 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Snoop Dogg performed a tribute to Michael Jackson at a party in honour of the late singer this weekend.

The 'Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson' event was held in New York on Sunday (08.29.10) - which would have been the 'Thriller' singer's 52nd birthday - and featured artists including Snoop performing sets of their own hits remixed with Michael's songs.

Snoop also wore a sparkling glove onstage, a replica of the type frequently worn by Michael during his career.

Of the singer's legacy, Snoop, 38, said: "His music, his spirit represented love and peace around the whole world and it influenced me and what I do, so for me to come through, it's just showing love and respect and paying homage to a great artist who meant so much to music in general and the people."

The party also included performances by New York rapper Fabolous,Warren G and a set by DJ Spinna, with participation from the thousands strong crowd encouraged.

The event was organised and filmed by director Spike Lee, who is producing a video tribute to 'Beat It' singer Michael - who passed away last June of acute Propofol intoxication - which will also be called 'Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson'. He also held a party on Michael's birthday last year, and said he plans to make the tribute an annual event.

Afterward, one partygoer posted on site pinkisthenewblog.com: "My favorite part was when Spike handed out posters with different lines from 'Wanna Be Starting Something' like, 'You're a vegetable', 'Yeah Yeah!', and 'Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma cu sa' and whenever you heard your line you held your poster up. Imagine a crowd of people just chanting and jumping collectively-it was incredible!"

by admin // Tuesday, August 31, 2010 // News, Upfront, Celebrity, Gossip // 0 Comments

Paris Hilton has been charged with cocaine possession.

The hotel heiress could face up to four years in prison after 0.8 grams of the illegal drug was found in her handbag when she and boyfriend Cy Waits were stopped and searched by police in Las Vegas on Friday night (08.27.10).

It has been claimed District Attorney David Roger - who is overseeing the case - is set to sentence the 29-year-old socialite to prison, because he "won't tolerate celebrities" who get into trouble.

A source told website RadarOnline.com: "Roger won't tolerate celebrities coming to Las Vegas and thinking they can get away with illegal behavior. It's going to be extremely difficult for Paris to get out of these charges, even with the brilliant legal skills of her lawyer, David Chesnoff."

She is due in court on October 27 over the felony possession of a controlled substance charge, which was filed in court by the Clark County District Attorney's Office.

Paris was stopped by officers on Friday during a night out with Cy - who has been charged with drunk-driving and is due in court on November 29 - after police noticed an "odor of marijuana" coming out of the vehicle.

The police report from one of the officers at the scene states: "Hilton said she needed to put some lip balm on, and I handed her the purse from the table. As she began to open it, I saw a small bundle of what I believed to be cocaine in a clear baggy begin to fall from the purse and into my hand."

After her arrest, the reality TV star told officers she had borrowed the handbag from a friend, that it contained several make-up items which were not hers, and she thought the cocaine was chewing gum.

Paris has already been arrested twice this year for drug-related offences, but her attorney has urged people not to jump to conclusions.

He said in a statement: "This matter will be dealt with in the courts, not in the media, and I encourage people not to rush to judgment until all of the facts have been dealt with in a court of law."

 

by Kristilee // Monday, August 30, 2010 // Celebrity, Upfront, Gossip, News // 0 Comments

Kim Kardashian wants to a date a "normal, Armenian boy".

The 29-year-old beauty - who is rumoured to be dating American football star Miles Austin - joked she is looking for a normal man despite her family trying to set her up with Hollywood stars.

Speaking on the red carpet at last night's Emmy Awards (29.08.10), Kim said: "I'm dating. But I don't like blind dates.

"My mother is trying to come up with all these names in Hollywood, and I'm like, 'Just get me out of here, I want a normal Armenian boy.'

"I absolutely love them. But I don't know if this one worked out that well."

Kim has previously joked she would date teen star Justin Bieber if he was "of legal age".

Talking about the 16-year-old singer, she said: "Would I date him? If he was of legal age. He definitely has this swag to him."

However, she later confirmed she was not being serious and wouldn't date anyone younger than 20.

She said: "I was joking! It's like, 'Come on, people,' I would never seriously date a 16 year old, an 18 year old, a 20 year old. It's all in fun. I like 'em young but even if he was legal, that's still too young for me."

 

by admin // Monday, August 30, 2010 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Lady Gaga is scared of mobile phones.

The 'Telephone' hitmaker is reportedly terrified of getting a brain tumour from using a portable device and now insists a member of her entourage holds her phone a short distance away from her whenever she has to make a call.

A source said: "There have been various reports suggesting mobile phone use can increase your risk of developing cancer and brain tumours and even though there's no firm evidence, it really freaked her out.

"She's now insisting that whenever she makes a call, one of her team keys the numbers into her phone, then holds it up to her face so when she speaks it isn't too close to her head.

"She then listens to her calls on the speakerphone."

According to the insider, the request is the latest in a series of bizarre demands from the eccentric singer.

She is also said to ask members of her security team to carry her to various events because she has only designated a certain amount of time each day to walking.

The source added: "Everyone around Gaga tries to tolerate her annoying and weird behaviour because they know it's likely to be just another phase."