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Speech for Supper
Being a single mom is not exactly easy even if you are the daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin! According to People magazine, Bristol Palin recently revealed the financial hardships of being a single mom, but has figured out a way to earn some extra cash. The 19-year-old single mother was quoted as saying that she already works a job five days a week to support herself and now in order to supplement that income she has joined a speaking circuit from which she will earn between $15,000 and $30,000 per speech. The circuit will provide extra funds that can go towards Tripp and her college education. We wish her all the luck!
Vanessa gets ‘Desperate’
Desperate Housewives Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria Parker will soon have another ‘wicked new housewife’ in their neighbourhood! Vanessa Williams is heading to Wisteria Lane next fall and according to ABC, Vanessa will play a “wicked new housewife” as the series enters its seventh season. Williams will hit the neighbourhood fresh from performing in the Broadway musical ‘Sondheim on Sondheim,’ which runs through June. She starred in the recently concluded ABC series Ugly Betty.
A Stork Visit?
Guess who’s expecting a new arrival soon! John Travolta (56) and his wife Kelly Preston (47). According to posts on the couple’s website: “It’s impossible to keep a secret ... especially one as wonderful as this. We are expecting a new addition to our family.” The star couple are parents to daughter Ella (10). If it is what we think it is, then it is indeed good news for the star couple who have been battling one tragedy after the other. Their son Jett died at age 16 last year in the Bahamas after suffering a seizure and two of their dogs died last week in Maine.
Star Buzz A Lyrical Tribute
Good news for Azizah Jalal and Nelly Maqdisi fans! The late Egyptian artist’s famous song Mistanyak (Waiting for you) has got a makeover! And, it has been remixed by none other than Nelly. The song was composed by the great composer Baleegh Hamdi and written by the legendary musician Muhammad Abed Al Wahab. Nelly wanted to pay tribute to the great late artist and musicians by performing the song. Well done Nelly!
Love conquers all
Seven might be a lucky number after all, for Larry King at least. The well-known television personality and his seventh wife have reunited and called off their divorce, and the 76-year-old CNN broadcaster has moved back to the family home, his spokesman was quoted as saying recently. “We love our children, we love each other, we love being a family,” they said in a statement. “That is all that matters to us. We owe it to ourselves and our children to continue being dedicated to each other.” King and 50-year-old Shawn Southwick, a singer with whom he has two children, both had filed for divorce in Los Angeles last month after 13 years of marriage.
Song for secularity
Carole Samaha is getting ready to launch a new song soon. The song will be directed towards all religions and will be called Ana Kol Al Adyan (I Am All Religions). The well-known Leabanese singer has written the song herself as she could not find a poet who could properly express her sentiments. We hope you have a hit on your hands Carole!
No divorce for Amal
Amal Hijazi’s efforts to stay out of the public eye have been misconstrued it seems. Rumours are afloat that the Lebanese artist is all set to divorce her husband. However Amal has set things straight by clarifying that divorce is not on the cards for her! Phew, you had us worried for a while there, Amal. We’re glad all’s well on the marital front!
Simon says... ‘goodbye’
The popularly ‘rude’ Mr Simon Cowell has bid farewell to American Idol, finally! The man who began as ‘Mr Nasty’, morphed into one of the most beloved (and richest) stars of US pop culture, and ushered in a brutal style of reality TV. Whether he was rolling his eyes in exasperation, mocking fellow judge Paula Abdul, or introducing Americans to curious British expressions like “ghastly,” or “a bit wet,” 50-year-old Cowell was a breath of fresh air in the tried-and-true talent show formula, according to media watchers. Now, don’t get too upset all you Simon fans, for he plans to return to American TV soon with his own X-Factor show in late 2011).
When your net worth is estimated at $2.4 billion, it sure is high time you get yourself an investor to manage your personal fortune. And, Oprah Winfrey has done exactly that. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the US television talk show host and media entrepreneur has hired Peter Adamson, who is currently the chief investment officer for Eli Broad, the Los Angeles billionaire and philanthropist. It is believed to be the first time that Winfrey has established a full investment organisation around her fortune. More money power to Big ‘O’!