Blade" star Wesley Snipes surrendered to authorities to face federal tax fraud charges and was released on $1 million bond Friday, two months after he was indicted in central Florida. The actor didn't speak at a court appearance in Ocala. He went there after arriving in Orlando on a private jet Friday from the African nation of Namibia, where he has been filming "Gallow Walker," his publicist said. He will be allowed to return to Namibia to finish his film, but must return to his home in Marina del Rey, Calif., on or before Jan. 10, U.S. Magistrate Gary Jones ruled. After that, he will be required to surrender his U.S. passport and will be restricted to traveling in the continental United States. A Feb. 22 status conference was scheduled, which Snipes is not required to attend. Snipes, charged in October with fraudulently claiming refunds totaling nearly $12 million in 1996 and 1997 on income taxes already paid. The actor was also charged with failure to file returns from 1999 through 2004. spotted@what's poppin
Friday, December 8, 2006
Chris Gardner, Will Smith, Jada and the Kids, Tomkat, J-Lo!!!
In Columbia Pictures' The Pursuit of Happyness, Will Smith plays Chris Gardner, a bright and talented guy who is struggling to make ends meet until he lands a prestigious internship that enables him to pursue his dreams as a stock broker. The movie covers Chris life from homeless man with his child on the street which is played by Will Smith real son. The real Chris Gardner was at the premiere also and is now a successful stock broker and makes an estimated 1 million dollars per year. This stories triumph the impossible. In Theatres 12/15.
Thursday, December 7, 2006
For those of you who have been under a rock - Mel B. heard Eddie’s statement where he denies being the father of the baby she’s carrying and she is not happy one bit. The spice chick released a statement to People magazine about her soon to be BABY DADDY!!:
“I am obviously upset and distressed at some of the comments made by Eddie Murphy to the media,” Brown, who is in the second trimester of her pregnancy, says in the statement released Thursday. “I have no idea why anybody would want to conduct themselves in this kind of manner about such a personal matter in such a public way.
THIS IS WHY WE SAY PLEASE, PLEASE, STRAP IT UP!!!
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7.5 million viewers tuned in to see ‘ìFlavor of Love’ runner-up New York get kicked to the curb for the second time. After being twice jilted by Flavor Flav, New York aka Tiffany Pollard was given the chance to find her one true love, as a fresh crop of twenty men are brought together to compete for her heart during VH1’s newest ‘celebreality’ show, “I Love New York” premiering on Monday, January 8 at 9 PM.* Some of these dudes know damn well they don’t need to be up in that house. This show is gonna be crazy as hell! Shout out to Luis over at VH1 for sending over these shots!! Most will be there for televison trying to get there 3 minutes of fame...should be interesting.
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Newlyweds Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes AkA (TOMKAT) and their usual group of pals; Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony hit up Cruise's favorite eatery, Wolfgang Puck's Cut steakhouse in Beverly Hills yesterday, gobbling up steaks before their post-wedding party this weekend.
The meatfest was a warm-up for Saturday's stateside wedding reception, being thrown by Tom's business partner, Paula Wagner, who is opening up her L.A. home to host yet another Oprah-less shindig.WE WILL ALL BE WATCHING..!! YEAH RIGHT!!!
With all the publicity surrounding conflict diamonds, hip-hop ambassador Russell Simmons journeyed to South Africa on a fact-finding mission to see conditions for himself. He hopes his visit will help determine how the diamond industry can impact Black Africans in a positive way. In a BET.com exclusive, Simmons said his wife, Kimora Lee Simmons, inspired him to make the trip. Their jewelry business, Simmons Jewelry Co., includes diamond pieces and is currently sold in stores like Zales and Gordon’s Jewelers.
The 49-year-old entrepreneur announced his "Green Initiative" jewelry, which is manufactured and designed by Simmons Jewelry Co. Twenty-five percent of proceeds from sales will go toward the Diamond Empowerment Fund, which will support institutions, like schools and colleges, in South Africa and Botswana and help boost economic development.
The 49th annual Grammy Award nominations were announced Thursday and Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" nabbed nods for pop vocal album of the year and album of the year! Mary J. Blige was nominated for eight Grammys! The Red Hot Chili Peppers also have reason to celebrate: they received six nominations. Other nominees include John Mayer, The Dixie Chicks, Corinne Bailey Rae, Christina Aguilera and Carrie Underwood. The 49th Grammy Awards are scheduled to air live on CBS from the Staples Center on Feb. 11. This is great but what about Beyonce??
Dancing with the Stars’ runner-up team, Mario Lopez, 33, and Karina Smirnoff are officially real-life partners as well. On November 26, the pair jetted to Punta Mita for a five-day escape at Casa Armara, the luxury estate owned by Girls Gone Wild entrepreneur Joe Francis. Their agenda: plenty of PDA. During a quick dip “she wrapped her legs around him, and they kissed for what seemed like ever,” says an onlooker of their beach frolics. “She was giggling and a little bit shy as he kissed her butt. Mario didn’t care and kept kissing her.” “We just happened to click,” Lopez told Us recently. “We make each other laugh…I’ve got nothing but love for her.” What about their dynamic off the dance floor? Says a Lopez pal, “She bosses him around – and he loves it!!!”
CariDee actually won on June 10, 2006 and had to keep it a secret until today 6 months later which she appeared on Regis & Kelly this morning, explaining she went back to working on a farm and has a boyfriend of 2 years. It turns out CariDee English's head shot was the one with staying power. The 21-year-old photographer from Fargo, North Dakota, was the last woman standing Wednesday on the seventh season finale of America's Next Top Model. A panel made up of Top Model queen bee Tyra Banks, Twiggy, J. Alexander, photographer Nigel Barker, and director Jay Manuel voted CariDee into the top spot over fellow aspiring catwalkers Melrose Bickerstaff, 23, and Eugena Washington, 21. "Where's my alarm clock? I need to wake up," CariDee, who admitted earlier in the season that she had battled the skin disease psoriasis when she was in junior high, managed to get out between sobs. "I'm so excited. I'm America's Next Top Model, baby, yeah!"
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December 5, 2006 -- WILL Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles finally tie the knot during his "surprise" 37th birthday party next weekend? Knowles, Jay and some Def Jam executives were at STK on West 12th Street on Saturday talking about the four-day "party" - but insiders say it will be more than a birthday celebration. "Beyoncé is throwing Jay a four-day birthday party, but it's really a wedding," said one source. Guests, including family and close friends, were told to have passport applications filed by last Friday so they can attend the bash on a yacht in St. Barts. But insiders said the guests will also be ferried over to Anguilla for the wedding at Cap Juluca, a five-star resort with Moorish villas. Another spy said Knowles and Jay-Z had toured the site earlier this year and approved it for their nuptials. Reps for Knowles, Jay-Z and Cap Juluca didn't return calls or e-mails. The rapper/mogul has dated the lovely Knowles, now bigger than ever with her star turn in "Dreamgirls," for four years.
Damon Wayans became the first famous offender of the Laugh Factory's ban on the use of the n-word, and was fined and banned from the club for three months as a result, Wayans' publicist tells TMZ. After the Michael Richards incident on November 17, the club decided to ban use of the word and fine comedians $20 for every offense. Wayans took the stage Sunday during a showcase of African-American comedians called "Chocolate Sundaes." Wayans opened his routine with the line, "Give yourselves a big round of applause for coming down and supporting 'N***** Night.'" According to the L.A. Times, Wayans used the word 15 more times during his 20-minute appearance.
That's a $320 contribution to the Laugh Factory's swear jar. Wayans' rep had no further comment other than to confirm the fine and the temporary ban. (wasn't necessary!!)
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
After more than a year together, Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn have decided to part ways. "After Jennifer's trip to London several weeks ago, Jennifer and Vince mutually agreed to end their relationship but continue to be good friends today," reps Stephen Huvane and John Pisani tell PEOPLE exclusively. The statement ends weeks of speculation that Aniston and Vaughn’s relationship has been cooling off. Vaughn has been filming Fred Claus in London since late September, while Aniston has been busy working in Los Angeles and New York. (spotted @people magazine)
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Posted by House Of Glitz at 12/06/2006
Tuesday, December 5, 2006
December 4. Get ready for another celebrity divorce. According to Mediatakeout, has learned that Michael Jordan and his wife Juanita are about to end their 17 year marriage.In an exclusive interview, MediaTakeout, spoke with a friend of Juanita's who claims that she is ready to call it quits. The source tells, "when Michael was sued by a woman that he was cheating with [earlier this year] - that was the last straw." The source continued, "Juanita has been embarrassed by [Michael] too many times ... I think she just finally had enough." This won't be the first time Juanita is threatening to leave Michael. In 2002, she filed to divorce her husband, citing "irreconcilable differences." After some counseling, however, the pair decided to give their marriage another chance. But that won't happen this time, tells our source. According to the tipster, "Juanita is at a different place in her life - there's really no turning back." This divorce will likely cost the NBA legend a small fortune. During his NBA career and through endorsements, Michael Jordan has amassed a fortune worth an estimated $500 million. And according to MediaTakeOut, legal expert Notoya Green, Juanita stands to receive half of that. Ms Green explains, "Juanita married [Michael] Jordan very early in his basketball career, so most of his assets are 'marital property' ... if the divorce goes to court, Juanita would likely receive half of the Jordan fortune." But Juanita may not be the only one ready to end the relationship. Mary U, a faithful reader of MediaTakeOut, spotted the NBA legend out on the town with a tall blond woman. Mary tells MediaTakeOut, "[Michael Jordan] was shameless, he even signed autographs for fans while the blond stood patiently by his side." To be Continued...
Eddie Murphy is questioning whether he is the father of the unborn child that former girlfriend and ex-Spice Girl Melanie Brown is reportedly carrying. Murphy, who stars in the upcoming Dreamgirls, was asked about his relationship with Brown – and her pregnancy – during an interview on the Dutch TV show RTL Boulevard that aired Monday. "We're not together anymore," says Murphy, 45, in a clip on the show's Web site. (See the clip here.) "And I don't know whose child that is, until it comes out and has a blood test. You shouldn't jump to conclusions, sir." Brown, 31, has not officially confirmed her pregnancy. On Monday night Murphy stepped out with his new girlfriend, Tracey Edmonds, who is a movie producer and the ex-wife of singer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, at the New York premiere of DreamgirlsThe couple have been together "for about a month and a half," Edmonds told PEOPLE at the event. In August, however, Murphy and Brown took a weeklong family vacation to Hawaii with his five children and the singer's 7-year-old daughter. The couple had been spending a lot of time together since meeting at a party in June. Murphy divorced his wife of 12 years, Nicole Mitchell, in April.
Monday, December 4, 2006
MISS JACKSON & MR JACKSON!!