Saturday, September 30, 2006
Never underestimate the Oprah effect. Janet Jackson’s new Virgin Records album, 20 Y.O., is feeling the love from Winfrey’s audience after her appearance on Monday and, based on one-day sales reports from those retailers who haven’t lost our e-mail address, the album could top next week’s HITS chart with a total anywhere between 340-360k. All that and a 60-pound weight loss to boot. Her last album, Damita Jo, which was released in March 2004, bowed with 381k in sales.
click INSIDE STORY: What Janet Revealed to Oprah When the Cameras Weren't Rolling (9/28a)
high profile record-holders include:
- Madonna, who is believed to have earned $50 million US in 2004, has co-opted the title of highest annual earnings by a female singer.
- Janet Jackson became the new "most searched for person on the internet" and "most searched for news item on the internet"
- Actress Nicole Kidman, for most money paid per minute to an actor, after she earned a reported $3.71 million US for a four-minute Chanel perfume TV commercial.
- Blockbuster talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, listed as the highest paid person on television.
- Irish rockers U2, named the biggest earning act in the world in 2005.
- British band Arctic Monkeys, whose debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not was named the fastest-selling British debut album.
- Acerbic American Idol judge Simon Cowell, who earns an estimated $34 million US, making him the highest-paid TV talent show judge.
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Sorry Folsom ... I promise I see you again next year......
Friday, September 22, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Here is my Gift to you..
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Sunday, September 17, 2006
refers to the most sexually-attractive star-actresses of an era, who would be popularized in seductive poses usually semi-clad - in pictures, calendars, or mass-produced posters that were usually literally
"pinned-up", usually with thumbtacks, on bedroom walls, the insides of lockers,
and so forth; this practice started especially amongst GI servicemen away from home during military combat who pined for the girl-back-home'; related terms
are cover girl (for magazine covers), model or cheesecake
Thursday, September 14, 2006
MOSCOW - Madonna will not be sent into space, despite a lawmaker’s proposal to book a seat for the pop star on a Russian flight to the international space station, MSNBC reported Wednesday.
Madonna’s reported expression of desire to become a “space tourist,” proposed that the lower house of parliament send a formal inquiry to the Russian space agency about organizing a space trip for her in 2008.
What About Michael Jackson ?? Any Chance?
Monday, September 11, 2006
"Hate is a very exciting emotion. Haven't you noticed? Very exciting. I hate you too, Johnny. I hate you so much, I think I'm gonna die from it. Darling... (Gilda and Johnny kiss) I think I'm gonna die from it."Rita Hayworth as Gilda
Did you Know???
- In the scene where Gilda is brought back to Argentina by Tom, she slaps Johnny hard across both sides of his face. In reality, Rita Hayworth's smacks broke two of Glenn Ford's teeth. He held his place until the take was finished.
- The strapless black satin gown that designer Jean Louis created for Rita Hayworth's "Put the Blame on Mame" number was based on the dress (with straps) worn by Madame X in the famous painting by John Singer Sargent. The painting, done in 1884, hangs at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
- Gilda was such an enormous financial success for Columbia Pictures that Rita Hayworth's agent, Johnny Hyde, demanded that studio chief Harry Cohn give his client a share of profits for subsequent pictures. Cohn refused, but when Hayworth called in "sick" for several days during production of her next film, Down to Earth, Cohn relented. Hayworth formed the Beckworth Corporation to collect twenty-five percent of the net profits from the remaining films on her Columbia contract.
- Rita Hayworth was six months pregnant with daughter Rebecca Welles when shooting commenced (Hayworth gave birth just one week after production ended). Hayworth's costuming was designed to help hide her condition (note the large waistline bow on her black dress in the "Put the Blame on Mame" number, for example). Often during the movie Hayworth is frequently seen only from the waist up, behind other cast members or props, or she is holding in front of her a piece of wardrobe (a fur coat, etc.).
Saturday, September 09, 2006
OTHER HONOREES INCLUDE WELL-LOVED MUSICALS WEST SIDE STORY, THE WIZARD OF OZ, SOUND OF MUSIC AND CABARETAFI revealed the top 25 movie musicals of all time in The Big Picture--AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals, a onenight only presentation produced by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association in cooperation with AFI. A jury of over 500 film artists, composers, musicians, critics and historians selected the Gene Kelly song-and-dance classic SINGIN' IN THE RAIN as the most memorable movie musical of all time.
Rounding off the top 10 were movie musicals from the 1930s to today, including: WEST SIDE STORY (#2); THE WIZARD OF OZ (#3); THE SOUND OF MUSIC (#4); CABARET (#5); MARY POPPINS (#6); A STAR IS BORN (#7); MY FAIR LADY (#8); AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (#9); and MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (#10).
Friday, September 08, 2006
Tom Ford joins TCM host Robert Osborne as this month's guest programmer. His first film choice from the TCM vaults is Dinner at Eight (1933), which he finds "quite modern" in the way in which it deals with "sensitive situations—getting older, reversal of fortune, adultery." He sees Now, Voyager (1942) as "one of the first makeover films," with a "great" Bette Davis performance. The Fountainhead (1949) speaks to his architectural training and his belief that the world can be "a better place through design," while The Last Picture Show (1971) appeals to his Texas roots with its "slice-of-life" approach and "really truthful characters."
Monday, September 04, 2006
July 23 - August 22Do you have plans to go to a party tonight, dear Leo? Don't cancel them. If you're single, an exciting new potential love partner might be introduced to you, and you could spend the entire evening together. If you're already involved, someone could come on the scene who could prove a valuable business contact and might even form a partnership with you. Unless you're too tired to move, get up and go! You won't regret it!
Well I guess I better give it a try....
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Produced by Turner Classic Movies and Chronicle Books, Leading Men: The 50 Most Unforgettable Actors of the Studio Era celebrates the lives and careers of fifty great actors of the studio era. Fresh and thoroughly researched, each actor’s profile includes an insightful career overview, annotated list of essential films, behind-the-scenes facts, Academy Award® wins and nominations, and surprising trivia, along with film stills, posters, and striking publicity shots.
For a chance to win a free copy of Leading Men, visit TCM's Online Book Corner in September.