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Kylie Minogue Creates A Summer Playlist

In: Donovan, Music

Ever wonder what’s playing on your favorite pop star’s iPod? Wonder no more, Aussie pop legend Kylie Minogue has picked a handful of her current fave tunes and made a fun, fantastical playlist on MySpace. Yup, some people do still use the other social networking site. Here’s what the 40-something songstress wrote about her selections:

Here are some of my favorite songs that I think will really help get your summer kicked into gear. Some of these tracks make me want to pack my bags and go on a long holiday, some of them just remind me of driving around with the sun blazing. But most of all they just make me want to dance! Huge tunes and summer anthems! Enjoy!

Empire of the Sun, Sidney Samson, and Mark Ronson are some of the lucky acts to make her playlist. Not surprisingly, she also picked her current hit song “All The Lovers” as part of the MySpace selection. Great job on the self-plug Kylie. To listen to this and all the other choices, click here.

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Looks like Jessica Simpson is taking a page out of Adam’s playbook. The “Price of Beauty” reality star is shacking up with a still technically married man. NFL Tight End Eric Johnson is the process of finalizing a divorce from his wife with whom he’s been separated since early this year. Simpson certainly has a hard-on for those sexy footballer types, doesn’t she?

The 29-year-old singer/actress/entrepreneur started dating the NFL hottie just three months after he filed for divorce. Better watch it girl. Can anyone spell REBOUND? The 6’3″ Yale grad was drafted first to the San Francisco 49ers before being traded to the New Orleans Saints. In 2008, the Saints dropped him and now is a free agent.

view a pic of Simpson’s sexy new man after the jump

Further establishing herself as a gay icon, everyone’s favorite “Golden Girl” has truly out-pandered herself for the homos across the land. The 88-year-old Betty White has lent herself for a calendar that will benefit The Morris Animal Foundation. What better way to spend the new year than with the venerable legendary funny gal.

All proceeds will be gifted to the foundation which is a world leader in advancing veterinary research that protects, treats and cures animals on every continent. They believe by working together, we can create a healthier tomorrow for animals

Miss White is definitely on a career-high the past year. With her viral Snickers Super Bowl commercial, her SNL hosting gig led by a grassroots Facebook campaign, her new hit television comedy, “Hot In Cleveland” on TV Land, all generating lots of buzz and press. The comedic actress shows no signs of slowing down as she approaches the century mark.

Considering her SNL-hosted episode drew the highest ratings since 2008, and her new sitcom scored the highest ratings ever for TV Land, expect White’s hot streak to continue with this campy calendar. I have no doubt it’ll do boffo business. The 2011 Betty White Calendar will go on sale in September 2010 for a relatively low price of $12.99.

view a sample month (March 2011) after the jump

Spend a day in Winnipeg and you’re likely to have a conversation about mosquitoes. Spend a day in Ottawa and you’re likely to have a conversation about the government. Spend a day in Vancouver, and eventually you’re going to have a conversation about real estate. Spend 20 seconds in Amsterdam and you’re likely to be bombarded with anything and everything World Cup related. Everyone has an opinion on who has been playing poorly, or what the best goal of the tournament was. I’ve never seen a city so focused.

The Netherlands will be playing Spain in the World Cup final on Sunday. An unexpected final to say the least. The Netherlands pulled quite the upset knocking out Brazil in the quarter finals, and Spain similarly knocking out Germany in the semis. No matter who wins, there will be a few firsts. Never have a European team won the World Cup outside of Europe. Never have The Netherlands or Spain won a World Cup. Never have I been so excited about soccer.

I watched the semi final game between The Netherlands and Uruguay on Tuesday night, and it was intense. The Dutch scored first on an amazingcross field corner shot by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst, my choice for best goal of the tournament (shown below). The cheating Uruguayans tied it up just before the end of the half.

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SYTYCD 7: Top 8 Performances Recap

In: Dan, TV Shows

Alright folks, we’re back for another week of So You Think You Can Dance, and yet again we are about to witness another change to the shows format that we haven’t seen before at this stage in the competition. Each competitor will be dancing one piece with an all-star they have yet to be paired with as well as dancing a second routine with a fellow contestant. Doing quick math, we’ll be seeing two boys dance together TWICE! Sit back, grab your potato chips (or carrot sticks if you prefer) and get ready for an incredible night of dance with a total of 12 performances!

In an unbelievable turn of events, Alex Wong hurt himself in last nights rehearsals and will unfortunately have to sit out for the performances show. Still awaiting the test results he was forced automatically into the bottom three. Should he survive the eliminations round based on the other bottom two on Thursday night and unable to compete next week he will be automatically disqualified from the competition! NO WAY! I love a little drama on the SYTYCD stage!! Naturally the boy pulled on heartstrings with his waterworks so I imagine he’ll be safe this week regardless!

The show opened with the contestants picking their partners and I am DEVASTATED to hear that Alex and AdeChike were set to do a Bollywood routine! NOOOOOO!!! Damn you Alex and your weak ankles!

LAUREN FRODERMAN

After those announcements the routines were set to start with Lauren and Pasha working with Jean-Marc and Frances to learn a ChaCha routine. The performance was danced to Telephone by Lady Gaga and Beyonce! HECK YEAH IT WAS! Lauren KILLED the routine and once again Pasha was a stellar ballroom partner. Man he is really acting the part of sex-on-legs this season and I like it! The song definitely helped to enhance this routine and style allowing the audience to connect with the piece. Nice work team!!

watch the rest of the performances after the jump

Yakety Yak, Go Kayak!

In: Patrick, Travel & Leisure, Videos

Summer is here and it’s time to get outside and take advantage of the beautiful weather, when we have it! I myself have been trying to do the same because before you know it, fall will be upon us. Now, we can always go for a run, hit the beach, or enjoy a beer on a patio, but why not try something different. Go kayaking! And, YES – that photo above is of me HERE in Vancouver! Amazing view, huh!?

I think kayaking is one of those things that sort of sounds more extreme than it is. River kayaking is of course very different than ocean kayaking, so I thought I’d address that first. Although I found it to be a great upper body workout, it is still very easy for someone to do, as you can go as far or as fast as you want. There’s something to be said for drifting away from land on your own boat when you live in a metropolitan area. It allows you to get back to mother nature, appreciate the peacefulness of the ocean with each stroke of the paddle, and take in the beauty of your city which we all take for granted.

A great place to rent a kayak in Vancouver is Ecomarine Ocean Kayak Centre. They offer rentals, guided tours, and lessons – all at very affordable prices! They even have stand up paddling, which I’m definitely going to try out soon as well! They are very accessible with three locations: Granville Island, English Bay, and Jericho Beach. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, making you feel very safe & ready for your venture out into the sea. Reservations are recommended, so check out Ecomarine.com for more details and contact information. Highly recommended. Next up, Stand Up Paddling! I’ll tell you all about it.

Check out the video of my experience kayaking, along with my boyfriend Tyrell.

Video after the jump…

Same-sex dating site ManCrunch.com gave six lucky couples an opportunity to legally marry on their ceremonial float during at this year’s Toronto Pride. The newlywed couples all participated in an online contest to receive the honor of saying their vows in front of 1.3 million witnesses. Each couple were married by an officiant supplied by WeddingMinister.ca at various points throughout the parade route.

Three American couples from San Diego, Atlanta and Chicago were chosen for an all-expense paid trip to Toronto to get legally married on the float SLASH alter. I’ve posted the winning submission letters below, accompanied with a picture of the respective happy couple.

ManCrunch.com is North America’s fastest growing same-sex dating service. They put the “man” back in romance. As a proud supporter of gay marriage they believe that ALL people, no matter where you live, your sexual orientation or what gender you are, you should have the right to say “I do” to the person you love. To emphasize their point, they set out to make history by holding this unique contest.

view the winning submissions and wedding pictures after the jump

With the 2010 World Cup coming to an end and crowning a soccer nation victorious is close by, I thought it’d be the perfect time to conduct our Hottie World Cup Tournament. Over the past several weeks, Patrick and myself have chosen a sexy hunky soccer player to highlight each day. You can obviously tell which ones Patrick picked- he has a thing for those handsome Mediterranean types.

We will leave this poll open for a few days until the World Cup final match is determined. After tabulating all your votes, we will narrow down the 24 finalists to a lucky streamlined 9 contestants. Then we will have one last final voting period to determine who THE HOTTEST PLAYER is from the 2010 World Cup. Are you game? Vote up to as many ten selections per vote. You can only vote once, so make sure you choose wisely.

If you want more information or shirtless pictures for each footballer, simply click on their name to take you to the original post. The names for each picture can be found underneath the image.

left: Carlos Bocanegra – USA, Center Back
center: Gerard Pique – Spain, Center Back
right: Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal, Forward

vote after the jump

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