Hollywood Heads To New York For Fashion Week

Queen Latifah and Liza Minnelli attend the PAPER Magazine & HP 25th Anniversary Gala at The New York Public Library on September 8, 2009 in New York City

Queen Latifah and Liza Minnelli attend the PAPER Magazine & HP 25th Anniversary Gala at The New York Public Library on September 8, 2009 in New York City

Myriad Hollywood powerhouses showed up for New York’s Fashion Week. Checking out the latest designer visions for next spring and summer were: Charlize Theron, Stuart Townsend, Amanda Bynes, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Iman, Ciara, Gwen Stafani, Holly Robinson Peete, Liza Minelli, Heather Tom, Queen Latifah and more.

Moments From The Michael Jackson Memorial

Michael Jackson Memorial Program

Michael Jackson Memorial Program

Friends, family and a world on fans came to say goodbye to Michael Jackson in a memorial at The Staples Center on Tuesday.

A host of celebrity friends, including Queen Latifah, Brooke Shields, Mariah Carey, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder, Motown Records Founder Berry Gordy, Lakers Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant, Lionel Richie, John Mayer, brother Jermaine Jackson and daughter Paris Jackson,  remembered the singer with moving words and songs.

Here’s a look back at some moments from the event. Michael Jackson 1958-2009.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee: “We are the world and we are better because Michael Joseph Jackson lived. On behalf of myself and the people who are here, Michael Jackson, I salute you.”

President Barack Obama, asked about the outpouring of emotion related to Jackson’s death during an interview in Moscow: “There are certain people in our popular culture that just capture people’s imaginations. And in death, they become even larger. Now, I have to admit that it’s also fed by a 24/7 media that is insatiable.”

Brooke Shields, recalling a moment she shared with Jackson at Elizabeth Taylor’s 1991 wedding: “We snuck in and took pictures of ourselves next to her dress. We always seemed to revert to being little kids.”

Jennifer Hudson’s Tribute to Michael:

Paris Jackson’s Speaks About Her Father:

The People’s Choice is Dark Knight and House

Hugh Laurie
The Dark Knight went five for five and was named Favorite Movie at the 35th Annual People’s Choice Awards, which returned to its usual star-studdedness Wednesday after an ’08 broadcast held at the height of the actor-supported Hollywood writers’ strike.

The film was also rewarded Favorite Cast, Action Movie and Onscreen Matchup, which spotlighted Christian Bale and Heath Ledger. Bale was also named the year’s Favorite Superhero.

“Thank you very, very much,” said Bale, who accepts the award alongside Aaron Eckhart and director Christopher Nolan. “And on behalf of all of the cast from the movie, thank you very much to the fans. Here’s to Heath, thank you.”

Favorite TV Drama award went to House.

“I have no idea who these people are,” said House star Hugh Laurie. “This is just a small representative sample of the many, what, 200 or so, people who work so hard to make the show House. They couldn’t be here, because this is all the tuxedos we’ve got.”

Host Queen Latifah, apparently not burned out by last year’s celebrityless awards show, returned as host of the event at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium and later helped accept the award for Favorite Movie, Drama, with some of her Secret Life of Bees costars.

The honoring kicked off with an only-in-L.A. moment, as Ellen DeGeneres stepped in to present the award for Favorite Funny Male Star (to Adam Sandler) in place of a tardy Kate Hudson.

“She’s in traffic, she’s 40 minutes away, so…let’s wait,” DeGeneres deadpanned. “That’s no way to sell a movie, Kate.”

Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flats provided the musical entertainment for the evening.

And the winners were:


• Movie: The Dark Knight
• Family Movie: WALL-E
• Action Movie: The Dark Knight
• Movie, Comedy: 27 Dresses
• Movie, Drama: The Secret Life of Bees
• Independent Movie: The Secret Life of Bees
• Cast: The Dark Knight (Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Maggie Gyllenhaal)
• Male Movie Star: Will Smith
• Leading Man: Brad Pitt
• Male Action Star: Will Smith
• Female Movie Star: Reese Witherspoon
• Leading Lady: Kate Hudson
• Female Action Star: Angelina Jolie
• Onscreen Matchup: Christian Bale & Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
• Superhero: Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman


• Drama: House
• Comedy: Two and a Half Men
• Animated Comedy: The Simpsons
• Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: Heroes
• Competition/Reality Show: Dancing With the Stars
• Game Show: Deal or No Deal
• Male TV Star: Hugh Laurie
• Female TV Star: Christina Applegate
• Talk Show Host: Ellen DeGeneres
• Scene-Stealing Guest Star: Robin Williams on Law & Order: SVU
• Female Drama Diva: Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson on The Closer
• New TV Drama: The Mentalist
• New TV Comedy: Gary Unmarried


• Male Singer: Chris Brown
• Female Singer: Carrie Underwood
• Group: Rascal Flatts
• R&B Song: “No One” by Alicia Keys
• Pop Song: “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry
• Rock Song: “All Summer Long” by Kid Rock
• Country Song: “Last Name” by Carrie Underwood
• Hip-Hop Song: “Low” by Flo Rida, featuring T-Pain
• Combined Forces: “No Air” by Jordin Sparks, featuring Chris Brown
• Song From a Soundtrack: “Mamma Mia” by Meryl Streep, from Mamma Mia!


• Funny Male Star: Adam Sandler
• Funny Female Star: Tina Fey
• Star 35 & Under: Carrie Underwood

SOURCE:People’s Choice

People’s Choice Awards Nominations Announced

Heroes dominate People’s Choice Awards movie nominations;

LOS ANGELES – How heroic. “Iron Man” will battle “The Dark Knight” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” for favorite movie at the 35th annual People’s Choice Awards.

“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “House” are nominated for favorite TV drama and “Two and a Half Men,” “Ugly Betty” and “Samantha Who?” are nominated for favorite TV comedy.

Queen Latifah will host the viewer-voted awards show, to air live Jan. 7 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Awards will be presented in over 40 categories, including favorite new TV drama, talk-show host, rock song, on-screen matchup and leading lady.

New categories include favorite superhero, TV drama diva and movie cast.

Nominees also include Christian Bale, Brad Pitt and Mark Wahlberg for favorite leading man; Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson and Queen Latifah for favorite leading lady; Steve Carell, Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler for favorite funny male star; and Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey and Whoopi Goldberg for favorite funny female star.


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