Lilith Fair: Not Doing So Hot

In: Donovan, Music

In the midst of one of the worst summer tour seasons ever, the return of Lilith Fair hasn’t gone as planned. With lower than expected sales, the all-female tour has canceled 10 dates. Those being affected are Salt Lake City, Dallas, Montreal, Houston, Austin, Birmingham, Raleigh, West Palm Beach, Tampa and Charlotte. These new cancellations come on the heels of the previously-announced stops in Phoenix and Nashville. In addition, some of the remaining dates are being scaled back to smaller venues. OUCH.

When it was first announced Lilith Fair would be resurrected in 2010, it initially was one of the most-anticipated tours of the summer. But with the state of the economy the way it is and higher ticket prices, the girl power tour, along with some other major concerts are feeling the heat. To make matters worse two of the tour’s biggest draws, Norah Jones and Kelly Clarkson are bailing from one or more scheduled dates on the tour. BOO.

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Brazil was just beat out in the World Cup today by The Netherlands, in a 2-0 ending score. Perhaps if Carlos Dunga had called up on one of his hottest star players, Alexandre Pato (Full Name: Alexandre Rodrigues da Silva) to play on the team for the tournament, the outcome may have been different. 20 year old Pato was quite disappointed to have not been included, after having totally proven himself in recent years and beating their teams scoring records (previously held by Pela) in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

    Stats:
  • Birthdate: September 2nd, 1989
  • Birthplace: Pato Branco, Brazil
  • Height: 5 ft 10 in
  • Position: Forward
  • Current Club: Milan
  • Number: 7

Since 2007, (when he was only 18) Pato was engaged to Brazilian actress Sthefany Brito, two years older than him. They split up in January 2009 due to the struggles of a long-distance relationshi, but later got back together in July of that same year and got married. But, a couple months ago Pato and Sthefany brok up and his wife blamed Pato’s party animal lifestyle the reason for their split. To be fair, they got married super young! Despite his broken heart, Pato is thing is getting photographed making the symbol of a heart with his hands. How cute!

More sexy (shirtless) pics after the jump…

It’s Friday, it’s hot as hell, and every able bodied Dutchie is out in the streets! The Netherlands soccer team just beat Brazil to advance to the semi-finals. I’m shocked. Brazil was one of the favourite teams. Everyone here in Amsterdam I talked to was cheering for the Lions, but figured that Brazil would take it. I went out to the Museumplein where a giant screen and about 10,000 other fans went to watch the game. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. It must have been what Canada was like when they won the hockey Gold in the Olympics.

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British 26-year-old actor Andrew Garfield has snagged one of the most sought-after roles in Hollywood. While largely unknown in North America, Andrew is well known and respected in his native England. Columbia Pictures made the announcement today that Garfield will be your new friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

Garfield will inherit the role of Peter Parker from Tobey Maguire who dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. With Maguire out, the producers decided to reinvent the franchise and focus on a younger Parker. The young Brit actor reportedly beat out Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right) and Jamie Bell (Billy Elliott) for the role.

2010 is turning out to be a big year for Garfield. He will appear in David Fincher’s “The Social Network” with Justin Timberlake and “Never Let Me Go” with Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan later this year. His previous film credits include “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus”, “The Other Boleyn Girl” and “Boy A” for which he won a Best Actor BAFTA.

view pics of Andrew at the press conference after the jump

Man Crush: Anton Antipov

In: Donovan, Fashion

It’s Friday, so you know what that means, time to gawk at my weekly crush. After taking a week off last week from beefy boys, I’m back with the ultimate beefy boy. Anton Antipov is a Belarus-born model who currently lives in New York where he’s lived since 13. With those stunning blue eyes, it’s now wonder he was discovered while working retail at A|X.

After submitting his photographs to several agencies, he signed with BOSS Models. Early in his career, the 5’11” stud worked runway, posed for fashion editorials and in appeared in several coffee table books. When he started to bulk up, he changed his focus to fitness modeling and signed on with Silver Models.

Nowadays he can be seen mostly dropping trou and modeling the latest in underwear, swimsuits and anything that requires him to show off his sexy torso. Besides the obvious workouts at the gym, Anton has started to dabble in typography and blogging in his spare time. He’s even designed a few screened t-shirts you can purchase at SKREENED.com.

Sorry to break the news to you fellow homos, but the man likes fish. Having said that, he doesn’t mind us looking, but and the odd innocent touching. During my research, I read he once worked at the gay bar XL in Chelsea. I’m sure the tips he received runneth over and probably got propositioned every night.

view lots of shirtless pics of Anton after the jump

Pepsi is asking you to VOTE TO REFRESH AMERICA. They are giving away millions in grants to refresh individuals and communities for their “Pepsi Refresh Project“. They’re looking for people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive impact. Though all the ideas are great, there is one in particular I’m urging you to check out and consider voting for.

Bringing Baby Home is a non-profit that helps to improve quality of life for newborns and families by teaching parents the skills needed to encourage positive infant development and strengthen family relationships during the oftentimes stressful transition to parenthood.

Here’s their official mandate and plans for using the Pepsi grant, should they win:

Our Bringing Baby Home (BBH) Program, here at the Relationship Research Institute, is in the running to receive $250,000 from the “Pepsi Refresh Project” so that we can run BBH workshops for at risk families experiencing the transition to parenthood!  If we obtain these funds, we will be able to offer the BBH workshop to hundreds of financially distressed couples and also evaluate whether our program is helpful in reducing child abuse and intimate partner violence. We already know that BBH has been shown to help couples strengthen their relationships, foster positive infant development, and reduce postpartum depression. With these funds, we’d be able to see if BBH can also help to reduce violence in families! 

Funds from this project are provided based on a PUBLIC VOTE! That’s why they need your help! Please go the the Pepsi Refresh website and cast your vote

Bringing Baby Home at the Pepsi Refresh Project Website: http://www.refresheverything.com/bringingbabyhome

Canadians celebrated Canada Day yesterday, and here in Vancouver, this was certainly no exception. While checking out the various performances at Canada Place, my BF Tyrell got to sit down with three of Canada’s favorite dancers after they performed: Tara-Jean Popowich (SYTYCDC Season 2 Winner), Vincent Desjardins (Season 2 Runner Up), and Jayme-Rae Dailey (Season 2 3rd Runner Up).

The three talk about what it was like to perform outside in front of Vancouver’s breathtaking mountain-scape and the Olympic cauldron, their life post SYTYCDC, and their future plans. They also talk about the current season of SYTYCD, zeroing in on Vancouver native, Alex Wong.

Tara Jean also mentions some exclusive info to Homorazzi about her current project with Nico Archambault (SYTYCDC Season 1 Winner) – which is filming a commercial! You heard it here first.

Check out the video interview after the jump…

SYTYCD 7: Top 9 Elimination

In: Dan, TV Shows

Once again we find ourselves in front of the TV on Thursday night meaning one thing; another dancer will be leaving us at the end of the hour. The top nine contestants took to the stage to perform a GORGEOUS tribal dance to a deep-bass orchestra instrumental piece. The routine was absolutely stunning and I’m not just referring to Kent in the skirt-like smock that all the performers were wearing. The competition this year is shaping up to be fairly interesting as one-by-one the females have been leaving the show with all six original boys still in the cast.

Not surprising, Skeletor (Nigel Lythgoe) realized that the contemporary boys are starting to be the dominant force in the competition and felt the need to mix the format up slightly. Starting next week with the top eight, each contestant will be performing two partnered pieces. First will be with an all-star that they haven’t been paired with before (to encourage the dancer’s to create chemistry with a variety of partners) as well as perform a routine with a fellow contestant. This can only mean one thing; another guaranteed boy-with-boy number, doing the easy math of the remaining contestants regardless of who leaves us tonight! HECK YES! Would this have anything to do with Nappy-Tabs’ ability to completely smash Nigel’s boys-must-dance-with-girls mentality outside of the Hip Hop genre? We’ll just have to wait to see!

Jumping right into the thick of things, the first four contestants were brought out to the stage; Kent, AdeChike, Ashley and Alex. Alex (and his amazing Hip Hop routine from last night) was up first, and I’m not sure why we even spent time on this boy as clearly he was going to be safe for another week. Next on the chopping block was cutie-pie Ashley (and her stunning contemporary routine with Ade) and no surprise here either as she was guaranteed a spot in next week’s show. Lastly were Kent and AdeChike pinned against another, and after the review clips it definitely looked like Kent was going to be in trouble tonight. In a Mary Murphy-style fake out, Cat sent both boys through to safety! BOO YAH my boy is going to be around for another week. Smiley Face.

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