Old Navy's "February Air"

Ever wonder what that catchy song featured on the new Old Navy commercial is?? Well after seeing it so many times during the award show season this past month, I have done some research and found this fabulous artist and song, both which I can't get enough of. And considering it's the last day of February, I figured what perfect timing to share this bit of news...

WHO: Lights
WHAT: "February Air"
WHERE: Her MySpace Page (You must add her as a friend!)

And just for fun, a clip of the Old Navy commerical:

- Erin Dustin

Former Talk Show Host Jenny Jones Giving Away Millions

Former talk show host Jenny Jones announced today that she is launching “Jenny’s Heroes,” a nationwide search for individuals wanting to make a difference in their local community. Jones has given one million dollars of her own money to the Jenny Jones Foundation, which will be making continuous grants to selected individuals throughout 2008. Having had the opportunity to host a successful 12-year run of the nationally syndicated talk show “The Jenny Jones Show,” Jones is giving back some of her good fortune. “I have been blessed with a successful career in television and am excited to give back to those who have their own dream but need the funds to make it come true,” comments Jones.

Throughout 2008, the Jones Foundation will be making grants of up to $25,000 each to people who submit the best ideas online at http://jennysheroes.com/ explaining what their community improvement project is and how their grant would be used. To qualify, the project must help a number of people and have long lasting benefits. After reviewing grants during the first week of each month, Jones will then announce the recipients and their causes on every following Friday of that month on http://jennysheroes.com/. Jones will personally select the final recipients of each grant. The site will also provide updates on the various projects that Jones is funding throughout the year.

Jones has quietly donated millions in the past to worthy causes. Her generosity spans from surprising family, friends, and co-workers with cars, homes, and trips all over the world to presenting Chicago’s Cook County Hospital with a fully equipped mobile mammography coach to provide underserved women with breast cancer screening. Jones also donated 100% of her biography and cookbook profits to breast cancer research and often provided financial support for women needing surgeries. She has made generous donations to various schools and funded her own scholarship program for students in need. Dana Stephens, former assistant to Jones, states, “Jenny’s generosity was legendary among the staffers at her show, but no gift compared to when she paid for my Chicago condo just weeks before my daughter was born. She gave my brand new family a completely clean, fresh start. That gift leaves me speechless to this day.”

Keeping with her lifelong desire to help others and contribute positively toward society, Jones is looking forward to seeing the numerous ways her million dollars will help others and their community.


Love Hope Strength Foundation (LHSF) is an international charity with chapters in the US, UK and Australia. Founded by leukemia survivors Mike Peters of the Welsh rock band the Alarm and President of CSI Entertainment James Chippendale with the goal of providing all cancer patients with the same opportunities that they had, including access to information, quality cancer treatment and the best medication available. They do some amazing things! Please check out their website!

When: October 8-17, 2008

Where: Peru

What: 100 musicians, mountaineers, cancer survivors and supporters will embark upon a once in a lifetime 10-day Peruvian celebration including a 4 day trek from Cusco, at the foothills of the Andes, to the Inca ruins of Llactapata and Machu Picchu. Special guests will be announced soon. A limited number of spots are available on this trek and based upon the resounding success of Everest Rocks and other past events, they will go fast. Do not miss your chance to be part of this landmark event.

OR join them in Colorado! -- Tri For Your Cause was established in the spring of 2007 to provide athletes and spectators with an opportunity to raise money for the nonprofit organization of their choice. The Love Hope Strength Foundation is a benefiting charity. Simply join the race as an individual or with a team and select Love Hope Strength from the list of charities. September 7, 2008. Check the website for more info.
OR join them in L.A. -- April 21, 2008 at The Cat Club, Los Angeles, CA. An exclusive jam session by rock and roll legends at the infamous Cat Club. Hosted by Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats. Check the website for more information!

Live Blog of Celebrity Apprentice 2.28.08

Moan Quivers usually reports live from the red carpet on Celebrity Apprentice. But for some reason, Twitter is down. Moan is crying and cursing and kicking up a storm. Okay. Okay. No problem, Moani, move over to the blog. So, for what it's worth, we're allowing Moan to live blog right here. Have fun, ya'll!

9:05: All systems down. Twitter bot will not work. I'm taking this show to the blog. Hello world!

9:19: The last time Twitter worked, Omarosa was chickening out of being PM and the Donald kind of dissed her because he said Carol was the last woman left standing. Carol and Tito are the two PMs.

9:20: As I had started to say on the Twitter bot, Carol should have been fired last week, but instead it was Marilu. They're both so skinny I hate them. But at least Carol is stepping up to the plate this week. I'm glad a woman is taking charge. It's an ad campaign for a beauty product. This is right up Carol's alley.

9:23 The show went to commercial. Wow, Twitter is really messed up tonight. I finally got back into the account, but it looks totally weird. Did I miss getting the memo about shake up at Twitter? Or is someone hacking into my account? Hard to tell what exactly is going on.

9:25 Yes, Omarosa, women want to see hot men. They don't want to see you. Vamoose!

9:27 Tito's team, Empressario, is doing a hot shoot. But will it sell the product? I'm not so sure. This shoot doesn't make me want to buy dial beauty soap. It makes me want to call an escort service.

9:28 Piers says the fact that Redbook women want to have sex is not a problem at all. Piers probably hasn't gotten any in weeks. Hydra is doing soft porno for dial. I say throw Lennox in that shot too. A threesome! Sex it up, guys.

9:30 Agreed, Stevie B. The shoot is a risk for Empressario. Clean, healthy, trusted, wholesome, family. These are the words right out of the dial exec's mouths and Tito would be wise to listen. Stevie B. is pretty intuitive for a preacher man.

9:34 Prediction: If I had to guess, I would say that Tito will somehow revamp the shoot. If not, the team is going to be toast and either Tito or Stinkaroma will be fired.

9:36 I usually like British accents, but when I hear Piers speaking, I think about his fatherless children and feel all sick inside. Hydra's campaign is focusing on health. The model is biting Carol's shoulder. This might be too racy for them.

9:38 What's up with the dial exec's tie? Bob? That guy in the blue has no taste whatsoever. His tie looks like a jigsaw puzzle.

9:39 Omarosa's claim to fame is that she's a "Reality Star" Hahahaha. I love that. Now one can be a star just by being on a reality show, even if you have no other talent whatsoever. Tito's presentation was pretty poor.

9:40 The Donald asks the execs who they liked more. Going out on a limb here during the commercial and going to say they liked Carol's team, Hydra, better. We'll see when the show returns.

9:44 Already they are going into the boardroom. Drat. I wanted to hear more from the guy with the bad tie.

9:45 Tito was nervous at the presentation, Donald, because he's usually pounding people in the face, not trying to speak. Don't use Tito as a speaker if you want to sell your product. Lession learned. Use him as a person to pound out your opponent...or to be bitten in the ring, as The Donald just pointed out.

9:47 I for one do not think that the hot model biting Carol's shoulder was a problem. Piers is dissing the other side's ad. He says it was boring. Trace is not boring, Piers. If you want boring, look in the mirror.

9:49 I'm not sure why it matters if the teams look at each other's ads and rips them apart. Of course the other side is not going to like each other's ads. The Donald just said that what he likes doesn't matter.

9:50 Yes! I got it right. Hydra wins. Carol is going to get $20K for charity. Love how Celebrity Apprentice gives money away. Such a good part of this show.

9:51 I wish someone would shut Omarosa up. Tito is the nicest guy ever and she is fighting with him, pushing the PM on him, pushing her stupid opinions on him. She really needs to be fired. Why is The Donald keeping her?

9:53 Omarosa, Omarosa, Stinkaroma. You are a liar. No one likes you. You are 0 and 2 on the tasks. You have no redeeming qualities whatsoever. You lied and said you wanted to be PM, even though we all heard you push it on Tito. And now you are going to try to hang Tito out to dry. If The Donald doesn't fire you this time around, I am going to go on some kind of protest. I mean it. And it will be big. Like Adrian Grenier. I'll grow a beard. Or let my unshaven legs grow more hair. Something dirty and stinky, like you.

9:55 Okay, they're back. I doubt anyone is going to be asked to leave the room. Not enough time.

9:56 Pray with me everyone. Pray. Fire Omarosa. Fire Omarosa. Go George! There was no concept. It's all Omarosa's fault.

9:57 Noooooo. Trace. DO NOT stick up for Omarosa!!!!

9:58 Maybe she cooked herself afterall. Stevie B. is really the one who knocked down the racy picture and Omarosa just told The Donald she would fire Tito.

9:59 Tito has no idea what the word "exonerate" means. Tito just said that Omarosa shouldn't be fired because she worked the hardest. This is soooooo wrong!!!

10:00 Darn! I'm gonna have to grow hairy legs. The Donald just fired Tito, but he felt so sorry for him, he gave him $50K for St. Judes. Classy. Oh well, Stinkaroma misses the ax again. Tune in next week for incredibly hairy legs and more swipes at Stinky.

A Barack Hussein Obama by any Other Name Would Still Smell as Sweet

Can I just say what I want to say without linking to anything? Because I'm so tired of backing up everything I say with fact checking links, I won't write this article if I can't just speak my mind. Why should I waste my time researching what I know other people are saying so that readers can fact check me and think, hmmmm, maybe she does know what she's spewing about. If that's what it takes to get intelligent life to pay attention, then good, I don't care, they can go read the same thing somewhere else.

Little do they know the same thing somewhere else doesn't exist. Yet. That's because I'm the original, the original thought, the original spewminator. Okay, maybe not. I just rolled out of bed. I'm sick. I'm tired. I'm sick and tired.

Good gracious, what time is it? Did I really just admit rolling out of bed at 4:00 p.m.? That was the time I started this article. So much has happened since then and I'm still in my pajamas.

The political campaign trail is heating up. It's starting to get good. The gloves are coming off and the candidates are finally out there swacking. About time. I was wondering when the dirt would start to fly.

Barack Hussein Obama.

That's the latest flap. The Republicans are getting trashed for repeating -- very slowly -- repeating the mid-dle-name of the lock nominee for the Democrats.

Oh, but I'm not counting Hillary out, no, better dare not count out She-Who-Should-Not-Be-Named, lest someone think I don't know what I'm talking about. The Clintons won't be done until America cuts off every hairy head they sprout, like the Hydra team on Celebrity Apprentice. Until there are no heads left to vanquish and the body keels over dead, a lifeless massive hulk, only then will people finally proclaim

Barack Hussein Obama

the lock Democratic nominee. Links aside, this point about not counting out She-Who-Should-Not-Be-Named, I saw someone else touch upon this subject and it was rather good. They compared Billary to the shark in Jaws, and right then and there I knew no one of any substance would dare call her out of this race -- yet. Just when you think you've pounded the slick oily beast in the head enough times to see it slink to the bottom of the ocean never to be seen again, just then, the million-toothed monster flies up out of the spray, "Auuggghhh! Auuuuggghhh!," gnawing at the boat it broke in half right before you were lucky enough to beat it back into the waves, "Auuugggghhh! Auuugggghhhh!," and you're thinking to yourself, "I thought I killed that thing. Wha jus happen't?" as it lunges for the boat and rips out your jugular.

Are we there yet?

When the Democrats can finally sing "Ding dong, the witch is dead," only then will we all be able to sit cross-legged in a big circle, strap our headbands across our foreheads, drink herbal tea, stand together, lock our arms in solidarity and sing Kumbaya.

This train is a rolling down the tracks, people. Not you, not me, not even William F. Buckley, may he R.I.P., can stop this train 'cause itsa come'n. Truth be told, I don't want to stop this train. I'm so giddy at the prospect of shaking off the stench of the Clintons, I'm right there in that circle singing "Praised Be! Glory glory hallespewya! Bring it on!"

Barack Hussein Obama

is going all the way. Barack is a lock. No matter what happens this Tuesday, the momentum of his campaign has morphed into something so much larger than the way it began. So epic, so Nostradamic, so second coming in proportions that the super delegates have already defected in droves, bowing to the will of the mighty masses no matter what wool Ohio Republicans try to pull over the people's eyes. Clinton has made mistake after mistake after mistake, in fact, she's made so many ridiculous mistakes over the course of her campaign, it would take a witch doctor to revive it. The blundering monstrosity that characterizes her campaign proves she would run this country right into the ground no matter what kind of praises people want to heap upon her.

And by the way, I was dismayed to see one of the entertainers I admire most, Tina Fey, practically gush over Billary's good qualities this past Saturday on SNL. B**ch is not the new black. Catholic school nuns scare me. There are other good, less terrifying ways to learn the capital of Vermont.

Sorry, Tina (by the way, in case you live in an oppressive dictatorship, that isn't Tina, it's a reenactment I stumbled upon), but in this case, backing the devil we know is not a good idea.

Barack Hussein Obama.

What's the problem, people? That's the man's name. That's the name his mother and father chose to give him. What? He should change it? He shouldn't be proud of his own name, is that what you people are saying? What? Other people shouldn't speak his name because it will make stupid people think he's a Muslim? Since when does the intelligentsia censure for the sake of chowderheads?

Oh my gee dee! I'm going to have to dis my own request and link to something more intelligent than this twaddle. I can't believe I'm doing this for the sake of morons. Take that! And that!And this!

Barack Hussein Obama!!!

Get used to it.

Whew. I'm tired. Will somebody bring me some coffee? And a couple aspirins? Make that Motrins, aspirin isn't supposed to be good on an empty stomach. Drat. Nobody's around. The kids are all in school. I thought for sure one of them stayed home and slept in when I went back to bed. And that husband of mine. How dare he go to work and actually earn a living when I'm home sick in bed. I think it's the flu. Or maybe the clap. I can't tell the difference. Oh yeah. One of them is more itchy.

Is it pool season yet??

Well Cindy Crawford and Melissa Odabash seem to think so. They were spotted shopping for swimwear last week at the Peninsula Hotel in L.A.

Ashlee Simpson parties at Marquee

Ashlee Simpson was spotted looking fab in 7 for all Mankind jeans and an American Apparel black top at the Caribou Iced Coffee party at Marquee this past Tuesday. The party was thrown to celebrate the release of Ashlee's new album " Bittersweet" which is in stores now!

Another Government Wipe Joke

Not so funny, but the fact that someone actually took the time to think this up and write it all down made me chuckle. Talk about working from the punchline backward. I wonder how long it took to work their way back to the opening.

A Montana cowboy is overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture when suddenly a brand-new BMW advances out of a dust cloud towards him.

The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ban sunglasses and YSL tie, leans out the window and asks the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?"

The cowboy looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, why not?"

The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo.

The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany.

Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses a MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response.

Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer, turns to the cowboy and says, "You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves."

"That's how many animals I have alright. Well, I guess you can take one of the young 'uns," says the cowboy.

He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on amused as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.

Then the cowboy says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is will you give me back my animal?"

The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why not?"

"You're a congressman with the U.S. government," says the cowboy.

"Wow! That's correct," says the young man. "But how did you guess that?"

"No guessing required," answered the cowboy. "You showed up here even though nobody called you. You want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You tried to show me how much smarter you are than me. And you don't know a thing about cows. . . this is a herd of sheep. . . . Now give me back my dog."

Owen and Kate doing the "nasty"

According to this week's Us Weekly mag Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson may be back at it again. After Owen's suicide attempt, Kate must be ready to give Owen another chance at love. She broke it off with him because of the lack of attention she was receiving from him due to his part hardy ways. It's kinda weird that Owen, who's' knocking on 40's door, parties more than Kate at 28.

"They are hooking up," a Wilson insider told Us. Confirms a Hudson source, "They have definitely been talking, hanging out and, yes, hooking up."

Bey and Gabby during All-Star Weekend

Here's a shot of Beyonce and Gabrielle Union looking fab at the DOUBLEMINT Two Kings Dinner during NBA All-Star weekend.

Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez

Nicolette Sheridan + Twisted Heart

Nicholette Sheridan was spotted rocking the latest track suit from Twisted Heart.

She's not the only "desperate housewife" in love with the comfy brand. Felicity Hoffman and teri Hatcher are huge fans as well.

Source : Beach House PR

Hollywood Magic Masks Sarah Silverman Jimmy Kimmel Relationship Blues

What happens when, in Adam Sandler-speak, "one fine looking Jew" vegetarian and meta-bigot comedienne reaches the end of the line in a five year dalliance with an Italian meat cooking Christmas loving late night TV show host?

They milk it as the biggest free publicity stunt in the anals of show biz lore, packaged as one of the most hilarious spoofs ever played by a We Are the World A-list cast of characters formerly sidelined by the WGA.

It's side-slapping to watch the big names who participated. And yet somehow, I can't help but feel badly for Kimmel and Silverman. Clearly, something is whacky in relationshipland. Apparently, I'm not the only one feeling their pain.

Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel began dating shortly after she stepped on the stage of a Hugh Hefner roast and lambasted Kimmel as "fat" with "no charisma." Lovely way to kick off a romance. Tender and gentle in an "I'll stomp you so don't mess with me" kind of way.

In November 2005, Silverman flirted with other men at the wrap party for her money-making movie, Jesus is Magic. Kimmel made fart jokes at Silverman's expense.

The couple was living together in May 2007 when Kimmel trotted Silverman out on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He outed her unshaven legs, complained about farts, and wondered aloud about the red stuff on her lips (it was lipstick) as if she had never before worn any in his presence. This, mind you, as a build-up to Silverman's famous skewer of Paris Hilton at the MTV Movie Awards and simultaneous Maxim cover debut. Silverman was poised to hit the big time and was coming into her own, yet Kimmel didn't seem particularly enthused or proud of his significant other's accomplishments.

Silverman either has an amazing sense of humor or she's the biggest patsy who ever walked the face of the planet. If my boyfriend treated me like that on national TV, I would have taken his puckered lips at the end of the segment and pushed them down his pudgy throat.

But what appears to be the final straw was yet to come. Kimmel publicly embarrassed Silverman on his show in October 2007 by insinuating she was a man and nipping her suggestion of marriage in the bud. At one point, Silverman dropped to her knees in mock proposal while Kimmel tried desperately to cut away to commercial. Nervous banter aside, the only one laughing was the audience.

I'm afraid what we are now witnessing is the beginning of the end. Silverman fired the first shot in January 2008 by getting Kimmel to play a video in honor of his fifth anniversary show. Her professed love affair with People's Sexiest Man Alive, Matt Damon, was an immediate Internet sensation, registering millions of hits and quickly raising her profile around the blogosphere. This week, in the spirit of I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Kimmel countered with his own musical spoof, professing undying love and covert shtuping with Ben Affleck, Damon's cohort and confidant.

Both Damon and Affleck are married to women and each of them is raising a child. Damon also helps raise a step-daughter. And as long as people want to start keeping tabs, the Silverman spoof is a rip-off. Check out Damon in these highlights from Eurotrip. Chalk up one for the Kimmel in this battle of lilting love.

It's wonderful to see the funny folk of Hollywood therapeutically hash out their problems through the production of jocular entertainment. Kind of in the vein of "If ya can't beat 'em, join 'em," Kimmel and Silverman are getting the last laugh on the tabloids and I say "good for them."

But what I see lurking behind their side-splitting antics is far from good. A sad spectacle of romance on the rocks. To their ingenious credit, these videos are the talk of the tabloids rather than their more obvious relationship blues.

Maybe that's just as well.

The Hills are BACCCKKKK!!!!

The Hills new season will premiere March 24th

Katie: I'm NOT pregnant!!

So there was a little baby(literally) rumor going around that Katie may be pregnant with TomKat #2. Well one of Katie's rep would like to set the record straight that she is not.

The celebrity baby boom is over people!!!

As if the Olsens weren't already taking over the universe..

... They add books to the line up.

The girls are working on publishing a coffee-table book called Influences.

It will feature “the most interesting, challenging, creative people we know — the ones who helped pave the way for us and our generation,” Ashley said in a statement.

Among them: shoe guru Christian Louboutin, actress Lauren Hutton, photographer Terry Richardson and writer Bob Colacello.

“Ashley and I interviewed the people who have inspired us, with the hope that they will inspire and teach others,” Mary-Kate said.

Stay tuned for Ashley and Mary-Kate chocolate non-fat bars...just kidding!

Post Oscar Celebrity Legal Briefs

With the glow of Oscars fading in the west, it's reality check time. Oh yes, even the stars have their share of legal woes. Submitted for your approval, a sampling of today's civil matters in the world of entertainment

In the "Here We Go Again" department, Pamela Anderson is seeking an annulment from husband number "I can't keep track anymore" Rick Salomon. Can't imagine why the Baywatch babe is claiming fraud, although what did she expect getting married on a whim?

Jessica Seinfeld's ex, Eric Nederlander, is a two-time loser. He's agreed to vacate the "hate nest" of wife number two just weeks after the birth of their first child. Apparently, Number Two's training as a child psychologist was all for naught.

The sad saga of Britney Spears will remain in state court. An attorney claiming to represent the embattled pop princess tried to move the case to federal court by alleging violation of her constitutional rights. By the time all the lawyers are done picking apart this pie, there may not be much fame and fortune left for her to squander.

The Maccas have been told to clear their calendars for March 17th. That's when a British judge is tenatively scheduled to award Heather Mills a financial settlement in the couple's hotly contested divorce. Sir Paul had hoped to keep the lid on the details, but refused to buckle to m'lady's demands. A public airing of their dirty laundry will likely occur when the judge issues his final ruling.

After having his day in court on charges of defamation, paparazzo Jamie Fawcett was ordered to pay legal fees to the Sun-Herald. A jury found the newspaper liable for defamation, however, the paper called Nicole Kidman as a witness and successfully established it had only reported the truth.
A bank is foreclosing Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. The King of Pop has until March 19th to pay off an overdue balance of about $25M.

Rambo wants revenge. Anthony Pellicano, the private investigator scheduled to go on trial for illegally wiretapping the phones of celebrities, intercepted Sylvester Stallone's private calls in February 2002. Although settled, the interceptions occurred about the same time Stallone sued his former business manager over losses related to the Planet Hollywood restaurant chain.

Alfred Beardsley, the memorabilia dealer caught up in the O.J. Simpson snafu, filed suit against Thomas Riccio, the mastermind behind the Simpson TMZ video. Beardsley is claiming unspecified damages for invasion of privacy, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and unjust enrichment. In September, 2007, Simpson and friends raided Beardsley's Las Vegas hotel room and seized several items Simpson claimed as his own. Criminal charges remain pending.

The John Ritter wrongful death trial is now in its fourth week. The beloved actor's survivors are suing a cardiologist and radiologist for $67M. Many tearfully testified about Ritter's sudden demise, including then co-star Katey Sagal, son Jason Ritter, and personal assistant Jessica Pilch-Samuel.

Countering a copyright case filed by video game maker Capcom, producers of the Dawn of the Dead films are fighting back. MKR President and chief shareholder Richard Rubinstein believes Capcom's Dead Rising video game is a knock-off of key plot elements in the popular movie franchise.

Producer's of America's Hot Musician, the non-profit organization American Youth Symphony, filed suit against Canadian all-female metal band "Kittie" for $5M. Countering show related threats of legal retaliation, the producers hit back claiming tortious interference with business practices, fraud and libel.

R.I.P. William F. Buckley, sage political commentator, dead at the age of 82.

Don Cheadle teams up with Annie Duke to Ante Up for Darfur

Professional poker player Annie Duke has teamed up with actor Don Cheadle to present the 2008 Ante Up For Africa poker tournament at the World Series of Poker(r)at 2pm (PT) on Wednesday, July 2nd at the Rio(r) All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Over the last four years, fighting in the Darfur region of western Sudan has left 200,000 dead and driven another 2.5 million people from their homes. Now, having survived violence, atrocities and abductions, they are living in squalor in refugee camps in Chad and Sudan. The situation is definitely grim but there is some good news: the world is finally starting to pay attention, in no small part due to concerned citizens who are ratcheting up the heat on political leaders and demanding an end to the violence.

Last year's event featured dozens of Hollywood celebrities and poker professionals including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Adam Sandler, Ray Romano, Cheryl Hines, Mekhi Phifer and many more and raised more than $700,000 for the victims of the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.

Rebecca Gayheart and Brett Ratner raise money for Chrysalis

Chrysalis (http://www.changelives.org) is Los Angeles' only
nonprofit exclusively dedicated to helping
disadvantaged and homeless individuals become self-sufficient

through employment opportunities. They currently help more
than 2,200
individuals each year change their lives through jobs.

Sitting on their board are Rebecca Gayheart and Brett Ratner.
I've been told
that Rebecca is responsible for creating one
of Chrysalis' largest fundraisers,
The Butterfly Ball, and has
taught classes and been a spokesperson for the
Brett Ratner, during the making of Rush Hour 3, collected

$1,000 for Chrysalis by having people donate money to the
organization every
time their cell phone rang on set!
(Note: now if we can just get people to donate money
when their cell phone rings in the MOVIES!)

Check out this YouTube video too!
Wilmer Valderramma is Hispanic Ambassador for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

Through public appearances, public service announcements, other means of communication, Hispanic Ambassadors are committed to increasing awareness of the PRC's (Paralysis Resource Center) mission promoting the health and well-being of people living with a spinal cord injury, mobility impairment or paralysis by providing comprehensive information, resources and referral services, and grants.

The Paralysis Resource Center (PRC), a program of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and formed through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has established a Multicultural Outreach Program to promote informed health care decisions and active and independent living among those in the Hispanic, African-American, Asian-American/Pacific Islander and Native American communities living with paralysis.

At a recent event for the Foundation, Wilmer said, “I feel blessed to be a part of something so classy and so fantastic. I was always looking for different charities to be a part of. I read the brochure and I really loved what they're about which is promoting life after tragedy, which is so uplifting. It shows people there's a second chance at life.”

Celebrities Learned through the Arts

The Center for Arts Education (CAE), is a voice in restoring, stimulating and sustaining arts education in NYC schools, and has launched it’s first-ever “Celebrity Yearbook.” Published for the first time online, CAE’s “Celebrity Yearbook” is a compilation of familiar faces who share their stories about learning through the arts and how it has affected their careers and their lives today. Exposure to the arts has influenced today’s leaders in a number of fields – from politics to entertainment to finance. CAE’s Celebrity Yearbook has been created as a means to raise awareness about the important impact of arts education in children and the need for arts education as part of a quality, well rounded education. As proven by CAE’s inaugural class of familiar names including Tony Bennett, Heather Graham, Sutton Foster, Ed Koch, Barbara Corcoran, Ken Burns, and others, experiences in arts learning can have a positive and lifelong influence lasting well beyond a child’s school days.

CAE is asking these and other leading names to do the following: Share a memory or story about arts learning and how the arts influenced you growing up. The Yearbook helps to raise awareness about the need for arts education in NYC public schools. Read excerpts from CAE’s Celebrity Yearbook here.

And The Oscar Goes To...

Best Picture: No Country For Old Men
Best Directing: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country For Old Men
Best Original Screenplay: Juno, written by Diablo Cody
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men
Best Actress: Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose
Best Supporting Actress: Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
Best Song: "Falling Slowly," Once

For a complete list of 2008 Oscar winners, click here

- Erin Dustin

Live Blogging 2008 Ohio Democratic Debate

Too ill to blog tonight's Democratic debate, but I'll be watching. The two candidates left standing are facing off again, this time at Cleveland State University. Many are hoping for a knock down drag-out winner take all outcome. Break out the NyQuil.

Follow these live blogs for a blow by blow analysis:

ABC's Rick Klein
Guardian America's Alexander Belenky
The Swamp's Lisa Anderson

More to be added as the evening drags on.

What do you know, my candidate endorsed Barack Obama. It's official then. There's no turning back.

Oscars' Best Dressed and Best Tressed

The Oscars have come and gone, but the looks seen on the red carpet are still being talked about. From Hannah Montana's Miley Cyrus to Heidi Klum's charitable statement, the big color of the night was red and the hair was all about the bold side part, swept up and left down.

Anne Hathaway looks radiant in red with lips to match

Enchanted star and Oscar performer Amy Adams

Cameron Diaz wearing Dior and Bulgari jewels

Miley Cyrus looking as sweet and sophisticated as ever

Katherine Heigl chooses the bombshell look

Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson brings out the bangs

Glowing mom-to-be Jessica Alba

Glamorous Jennifer Garner in black

Penelope Cruz brings a simple hairdo to a new level

Best actress winner Marion Cotillard in vintage

Heidi Klum looks striking in a Galliano dress that is being auctioned off to raise money for the Heart Truth campaign.

- Erin Dustin

Rush Limbaugh Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Picture originally ran in a New York Times article reprinted courtesy of a blog called root.cellarDo I have your attention?


Because if I hadn't heard it with my own ears, I wouldn't believe it myself. There I was, propped up on the couch in a semi-groggy almost comatose state, barely able to breathe through one nostril, when the parody played over the airwaves.

Much as I like and admire Rush Limbaugh -- say what you will about him, the man is a media mogul -- I refuse to join the ranks of "Rush Babies," people who subscribe to his 24/7 website providing full access to live "Ditto Cam" reports, the fabled "Stack of Stuff" newsletter, political parodies from Paul Shanklin, and latest gimmick grabber, the "O.O.C." sheriff badge proudly affixed to the lapel of African-American "Official Program Observer," James Golden/Bo Snerdly, their "Official Obama Criticizer."

As a result, I have no links to today's parody. Nonetheless, it has etched its wretched mark in my mind, looping over and over in a fuzzy haze like that time when I was five years old and got locked into a backyard shed during a family get together. Yes, it did happen, but the details get muddled over time. I'm so coked up on cold medication, the finer points of today's EIB program are no longer accessible. But this much I know. Rush Limbaugh and his ilk are terrified by the prospect of running John McCain against Barack Obama in November.

There's a parody floating around out there somewhere and when I get my grubby paws on it, you'd better believe I'm linking to it. But for now, trust me. Just trust me.

Limbaugh, Coulter, my own local Bruce Elliott, they're all praying, hoping, desperately desiring a Hillary nomination. And the smart money knows why. Because she isn't electable. Not even against decrepit politics as usual John McCain.

Today on his program -- if I could swear I would swear -- I heard Limbaugh endorse Hillary Clinton for president. Maybe he just wants her to claim the Democratic nomination so Republicans can beat the crap out of her in the fall, I can't be certain. I immediately turned off the radio to concentrate on other matters such as this blog. Hey, I know this article sounds sophmoric, addled, disjointed, but what do you expect from a sick person?

The point is -- and there is a point in all of this so I'm going to make it -- the point is, Republicans are so worried about winning in November, they're now hatching a nefarious plan to keep Hillary's candidacy alive. I wish Republicans would take a good hard look at themselves and decide whether early support of John McCain is to blame. Numbers and statistical impossibilities aside, of all the presidential hopefuls, he seemed the least likely to become their come back man from behind. Giuliani, Huckabee, yeesh, a disaffected Democrat like me might have even given Romney a second glance, but McCain? Why has he emerged as their front runner? His hardball stance against abortion? When is the "moral majority" going to get the loud and clear message that the majority of Americans believe a woman has and should always have a right to choose?

Most of McCain's other policies don't mesh with the right wing, we all know that. What the Republicans seem to be missing, and what Limbaugh very clearly emphasized today is that McCain's policies don't mesh with disaffected Democrats like me either. Unlike Ann Coulter who honestly rubs me the wrong way, the only way I and probably legions of other "third party Democrats" will ever consider casting a vote for McCain is if our party nominates Billary. I whole heartedly agree with Limbaugh, something I don't do very often, when he posits McCain is a lock if the Democrats back the Clintons.

As an aside, this dribble about Florida's liberal Jewish voters is just that. Liberal Jewish voters comprise a tiny almost infinitesimal fraction of the electorate, hardly a force to behold inside the Democratic elite. And this laughable conjecture about African-Americans, give me a break. If the party backs the Clinton, my guess is a good portion of that vote will stay on the job November 4th.

Now I'm no expert on state primaries, but I'm worried about crossover votes and the impact Texas and Ohio voters will have on this election. Is it really fair to pressure super delegates into a Hillary nomination when the Republicans are hatching a strategy to keep her candidacy alive? For their own nefarious reasons?

The majority of Americans are tired of the divide, sick of the bitter infighting, tired of the haves getting fat while the have-nots struggle to stay alive. These labels I hear bandied about, liberal, conservative, Republican, Democrat, drive-bys, neocons, and Limbaugh's divisive tactics, they're not working. They're not bringing us to a better tomorrow. If anything, they're leading us over the cliff like lemmings too stupid to realize they're about to die.

Barack Obama will have plenty of media scrutiny in the months ahead, this much is certain. The media is not about to give him a free pass to the presidency. For now, the American public is mesmerized with the man from Illinois because he speaks a message long since forgotten. Hope, connection, togetherness, vision, prosperity, peace. Obama says he can make it it so. Many are willing to roll the dice and let him try.

Come up with something better, Republicans, and you too shall have a shot at the White House. But John McCain? Puh-leeze! Republicans will have to do better than that.

Sean Penn Hooks Up With Petra Nemcova

Aw shucks. We can't get the gossip scoop on anyone. Recently separated actor Sean Penn showed up with model Petra Nemcova at Elton John's post-Oscar bash. Yada yada. Moan Quivers reports Sir Elton's hair looks like tufted rooster head feathers. Love the charity ball, hate the hair. At least Sir Elton didn't cancel his annual fundraiser out of spite...unlike disgruntled actors/directors who were nowhere to be found on Oscar's red carpet.

Celebrity Politics Morsel From Heaven

With no intention of slowing down, we troll cyberspace collecting morsels of celebrity politics wherever they may hide. Only when we have amassed enough hard copy evidence of this troubling trend, only then will we consider our mission accomplished. How much is enough? I don't know. It's an instinctive "I'll know it when I see it" intuitive knowledge kind of thing.

Luckily, every now and then, one of these morsels falls into our laps. I say luckily because we just wrapped Moan Quivers' live blog of the Oscars and still have work to do. Put another pot of coffee on the stove! It's going to be a long and lonesome night.

The mixture of reality and fantasy in this Billary article was too good to pass by. Last Saturday's SNL, first live episode since the writers went back to work, hit a high note. Funny skits. No noticeable mistakes. Tina Fey should be proud. Now, one of the all-time best episodes of SNL -- one of my all-time favorite TV shows -- holds a place of high honor in the raison d'etre of this blog.

America is fast becoming a culture of superficiality and fluff while the majority of us are too distracted to care. Another drop in the bucket. Our mission continues.

Lark Voorhies

Lark Voorhies is a former child star best known for her role as "Lisa Turtle" on the early 1990s hit Saturday morning TV show, Saved by the Bell.Lark was born on March 25, 1974 in Nashville, Tennessee. Her parents pushed her into acting as a young child. She first began acting at the age of two but was so shy that her mother postponed any acting until she was more comfortable doing so. By the

Spewker Live Blogs The Oscars 80th Annual Academy Awards

Early? Catch the Worst Dresses in Oscar History.

Late? Here are the winners.

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David Pomeranz accepts Award on Behalf of L. Ron Hubbard

David Pomeranz

I was just chatting with my friend David Pomeranz about the award presented to L. Ron Hubbard by the Dangerous Drugs Board of the Philippines Government for his work in the fields of drug education and rehabilitation (DDB awards Scientology founder, anti-drug crusader).

David told me a little more about the event than was in the government press release. A General who spoke at the award ceremony said that the Narconon program is in full swing in the Philippines and is successfully getting people off drugs like no other program they have ever seen. Another speaker talked about the Applied Scholastics program being piloted in the school system and about the excellent results the program is producing.

David is a multi-platinum award winning songwriter, performer and recording artist. His 1999 album Born for You is the biggest selling album of all time in the Philippines,

A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. - Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

80th Annual Academy Awards Live Blog Oscars

We're watching the 80th Annual Academy Awards on TV and allowing our virtual Hollywood correspondent, Moan Quivers, to live blog the Oscars. Anyone who's interested is urged to stick around. Moan couldn't be any more excitied. She's wearing her best red dress, drippy diamonds, and prowling the red carpet looking for celebrity victims to disparage. Moan is kind at heart, but loves to skewer.

Moani also plans to make some predictions and gossip. The TV channels her comments will be related to are:

Hope everyone has a great time tonight. Moan is loaded and raring to go. Ciao!

Tori Tells All

In her upcoming autobiography, Tori Spelling is revealing that Donna Martin wasn’t the only one who had a crush on David Silver.

“I had an insta-crush on Brian Austin Green,” Spelling reveals in excerpts to People. “Brian was the guy on the show my age. We had something going over the years we worked together. We were always fighting, making up, having fun and hating each other. We were just young.”

Not only does Spelling reveal the chemistry that the whole world may have been rooting for, but she also dishes out some other interesting dirt:

Shannen Doherty’s confirmed bad-girl image.

“A night with [Shannen] meant going to the hottest club and drinking until the early hours. I knew she was a ‘bad influence,’ but I liked her anyway.”

Doherty and Jennie Garth’s rocky relationship.

“Shannen had everything, but she could be arrogant and carefree. Jennie [Garth] was outspoken when she thought Shannen was out of line. Sometimes they got along, but there were explosions. Once they got into a fistfight.”

Luke Perry’s nickname for Spelling.

“As for Luke Perry, he called me ‘Camel’ because I had long eyelashes. Trust me, Luke Perry can call you ‘Camel’ and make it sexy.”

For more 90210 drama and an inside look into Spelling’s life, look for sTori Telling to be in stores around March.

- Erin Dustin

Ashlee's "Little Miss Obsessive"

Ashlee Simpson premiered her new song, a duet with Plain White T’s frontman Tom Higgenson, on Chicago’s KISS FM DreX Morning Show on Thursday. “Little Miss Obsessive” shows the true tones of Ashlee’s voice along with harmonizing melodies with Higgenson in the chrous. 

And yes, in case you were wondering, I am obsessed.

Listen to "Little Miss Obsessive" here

- Erin Dustin