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Dennis Hopper Dies

In: Celeb Gossip & News, Patrick

Actor Dennis Hopper passed away today at the age of 74. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer some time ago and died today, surrounded by his family and friends in his home in Venice, California. He was best known for his roles in Rebel Without A Cause and Easy Rider. Recently, on March 29th, 2010, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was there in attendance. In the past 10 years, he added at least 25 films to his list of work.

Hopper was married five times and also had a history of alcohol and drug abuse. His shortest marriage lasted only 8 days, which was his second marriage (to singer/actress Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas.

Prostate cancer is a slow growing cancer and tends to be more prevalent in men over the age of 50. It usually doesn’t show any signs & symptoms. Advanced prostate cancer can cause spread of the cancer to other parts of the body.

Check out Hopper recieving his star on the walk of fame a couple months ago, after the jump…

Heidi & Spencer No More

In: Celeb Gossip & News, Patrick

Thank heavens! Heidi and Spencer are dunzo (as Kristin Cavallari would put it). Heidi Montag’s rep has disclosed the following to TMZ on Heidi’s behalf:

“Heidi is looking to move out due to all the fake bad press that Spencer controls. She’s tired of it and is looking for a place and wants to focus on her acting career.”

Certainly this was coming and not out of the blue, but I wasn’t sure if it would actually happen. Heidi seemed so vacant and brainwashed that it just looked like things were gonna get worse. I really, really hope that however this ended, that it’s part of this season on The Hills. That would indeed be a happy ending to the show for sure. Oh, and on that note, if she can reconcile with LC now that Spencer is out of the picture, then the show would totally come full circle.

Heidi is currently looking for a new place to live in Malibu – sans Spencer.

Although we were there the day they got married, I’m certainly still glad they are en route to divorce. It’s the best thing for both of them.

Check out our experience at the filming of their wedding in Pasadena a year ago…

First Look: Rihanna’s “Te Amo” Video

In: Music, Patrick, Videos

Totally pushing the boundaries! I love this video for her 5th single on Rated R! Rihanna dives head first and explores her girl-on-girl side in this video. And, its way more intense and passionate than I’ve seen in other videos…you know, where it’s a little “I Kissed A Girl And I Liked It-esque” and there is no passion or believability in the situation. This is not that.

In this video directed by Anthony Mandler, Rihanna is all sexed up (bondage and all!) and can’t keep her hands off French supermodel Laetitia Casta. It’s incredibly hot and perfectly compliments the sexy song that is Te Amo.

Check out the video after the jump…

Natasha Bedingfield: Top 5 Songs

In: Music, Patrick

Released on iTunes last week, the first single from Natasha Bedingfield’s upcoming album is a hit in my books! It’s called Touch. When you click with the right person, two different paths come together, in what often appears to be a random situation. The lyrics read, “Cuz you’re here right now, Sitting on my couch. Funny how it all works out.” So true. What happens next? “We Dance, And We Laugh, and we touch (touch touch).”

The song is super catchy and a great song to add to your summer playlist for sure. It’s a feel good, happy song as a lot of her songs are. Bedingfield is pretty good at making those “feel good” songs that last. I listen to Unwritten on a weekly basis, as the theme song to The Hills. Check out my Top 5 favorite Natasha Bedingfield songs below, and her newest hit, Touch. Therefore, check out my Top 6 favorite songs because I couldn’t narrow it down.

Check out my Top 6 fave Natasha Bedingfield songs after the jump…

Kristin Cavallari To Dish The Dirt

In: Celeb Gossip & News, Patrick

After a year on The Hills, Kristin Cavallari plans on writing a tell-all book after the show wraps up this summer. I’m sure there’s a lot to tell people about how staged the show is and how everyone interacts off camera. Looks like she’ll not only be following in Lauren Conrad’s footsteps, having taken over as lead/narrator in The Hills and then moving onto “writing”. Wonder how LC will feel about that.

“After The Hills, I plan to work on many business opportunities, and I have always wanted to write a tell-all book,” she told In Touch.

Well, someone has to spill on The Hills so we know what it was really like to work on that show. I certainly wouldn’t want it to be Heidi and Spencer.

My guess is that a lot of The Hills characters are going to struggle to find their new role in show biz, since no one is going to pay them to be their catty/spoiled selves anymore.

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Gary Coleman Dead

In: Celeb Gossip & News, Patrick

Update: Gary Coleman passed away today. TMZ has reported that Gary’s wife, Shannon, made the decision to pull life support early this AM. He died at 12:05 PM MST of a intracranial hemorrhage.

The 42 year old former Diff’rent Strokes star was injured in his home earlier this week (fell and hit his head) and things have taken a turn for the worse. Coleman was hospitalized a few days ago, but after suffering from intercranial hemorrhages, he has slipped into a coma and is now on life support.

The manager, John Alcantar, of the hospital where he is being treated has released the following update:

“As of mid-morning on May 27, Mr. Coleman was conscious and lucid. By early afternoon, Mr. Coleman was slipping in and out of consciousness and his condition worsened.

We are saddened to announce that since mid-afternoon, Mountain Time, on May 27, 2010, Mr. Coleman has been unconscious and on life support.

At this critical moment, we can only ask for your thoughts and prayers for Gary to make a speedy and full recovery.”

Coleman’s always had to keep an eye on his health. He has a congenital kidney disease “caused by focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (an autoimmune destruction and alteration of the kidney), which halted his growth at an early age, leading to a small stature (4 ft 8 in; 1.42 m),” as stated by Wiki.

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Musical Review: Beauty and the Beast

In: Patrick, Random Reads, The Arts

While in Edmonton last weekend, I had the opportunity to check out Beauty and the Beast, showing at the Citadel Theatre – twice! I hadn’t gone to a musical for quite some time and certainly realized what I had been missing out on after watching this one.

The costumes, set, and special affects were incredible, but most importantly, the performances were superb! Amazing acting, singing, choreography & dance, and several “laugh out loud” moments. Belle, played by Josee Boudreau, was absolutely beautiful and she had such a beautiful voice. She looked exactly like what I’d picture the real life version of Belle to look like. Her father Maurice (Glenn Nelson) was perfect as the oddball inventor who would do anything for his daughter. The Beast was played by the incredibly talented Rejean Cournoyer. Not only did he give a stellar performance, but his costume was unreal! I mean real – it looked so good!

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I’m starting to write about these quite a bit – and that’s not a good thing!

There was an earthquake this morning in the South Pacific – a magnitude 7.4, resulting in a Tsunami warning for the surrounding area. The Tsunami centre has stated:

“An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines in the region near the epicenter within minutes to hours.”

The epicenter of the earthquake was 133 miles (244 km) NW of Santo on the island of Vanuatu. Sheesh, Survivor‘s been to all the Earthquake/Tsunami hot spots! Vanuatu is on the “Ring of Fire,” a part of an area that has tons of volcanoes and oceanic trenches surrounding the Pacific Ocean.

Yay for living in the Ring of Fire. I mean…boo :(

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