Category: Artist & Celebrities

Are celebrities using children’s books to stay in favour with public

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The latest in a long string of celebrities to write children’s books when the going gets tough, Barack Obama has joined the ranks of children’s authors with his book, Of thee I sing.

Bookstores across the world are filled with celebrity offerings and Obama is not the first celebrity to turn to writing children’s books when they have been perceived less than favourably in the press. Though admittedly, he is the first president to aim his work at children. n.

Well-known names such as Madonna (who released her first of six children’s books, The English Roses, back in 2003) and Sarah Ferguson (who has released a string of books throughout her many periods of disgrace) have jumped on the bandwagon.

It is thought that these celebrities (including former First-Lady, Hilary Clinton) believe that by showing their softer, compassionate side, will regain the public’s trust and respect after falling from grace. Take Jordan, a.k.a Katie Price, for example – after a string of allegations and accusations in the press, Jordan released her sparkly pink offering, My Pony Care book.

Obama has provided himself some saving grace, in the form of all his proceeds going to charity. All money gained from sales of the publication will benefit the Fisher House Foundation, a charity dedicated to the children of soldiers wounded or killed in battle, and Obama is not giving any interviews in relation to the release.

Other cynics have also attributed the celebrities’ enthusiasm to the success achieved by the phenomenally popular Harry Potter books, which made JK Rowling both a celebrity and a millionaire.

Despite the fact that many cynics see celebrities’ writing ambitions as a money-making enterprise, it can be argued that it doesn’t matter who’s written the books; if children are more inclined to sit down and read just because their favourite celebrity is attached to the novel, where is the harm?

By reading more, children widen their vocabulary and advance their development. This outcome is positive even if the books themselves may ultimately be a cynical attempt at making cash and creating publicity.

About the author: Louis Sharman is a freelance author writes article on various topics. To learn more about various bookstores and Online Bookshops he recommends you to visit

Cleo Announces Their Make Me A Makeup Artist Winner

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CLEO Magazine announced the recent winner of their Make Me a Makeup Artist competition, sponsored by Priceline. The winner is Jaclyn Hnitko!

CLEO Magazine recently held a makeup artist competition in search of the most talented make-up artist. Of the thousands of applications that they received, the judges had to cut them down to just four competitors. Each make-up artist competed for $10,000, courtesy of Priceline, a LOral Paris Studio Secrets Professional Makeup Kit worth $2,500, and the opportunity to be a guest make-up artist on a six-page shoot in CLEO magazine.

In order to enter make-up artists, both amateurs and professionals, had to create a makeup look with various beauty products and send in a photo. They also had to answer a range of questions and send in a photo of themselves.

The make-up artists that made it to the competition were Amelia Axton, Ava Belle, Phoebe Goulding and Jaclyn Hnitko. During the competition, which was broadcasted via webisode series, each make-up artist had to compete in several different tasks in order to prove their ability using beauty products. The competitions consisted of The Natural Bronze Challenge, The Smoky Eye Challenge, The Bold Statement Lip, and the final challenge, which was free style. They preformed these challenges before a panel of judges.

These panel of judges consisted of professionals from the beauty field. They were Anna Hull, Head Beauty Buyer for Priceline; Rae Morris, L’Oreal Paris Make-up Artist; and Rachael Mannell, Beauty Editor for CLEO Magazine.

Hnitko emerged victorious because of her “impeccable technical skills, brilliant grasp of colour and artistic flair,” according to www.priceline.com.au.

Hnitko is from Wentworthville, New South Wales. When asked why she decided to be a make-up artist, she said, So I can work in the industry most girls dream of! Id love my creativity, skills and knowledge to be seen in various forms of work, from beauty to advertising. Hnitko said that when she found out that she had been chosen to compete in the Make Me A Makeup Artist competition, she thought somebody was playing a bad joke on her. When asked whose makeup she would most want to do, Hnitko said Lady Gaga. She explained, “she is very open-minded and a trendsetter. Plus, her high profile will be able to propel my work into the mainstream and give me either positive or negative feedback.

Priceline issued the following statement through their website regarding the makeup artist competition: “Priceline is immensely proud to have been the major sponsor of this competition and wishes all the finalists the best of luck for a bright future in the makeup industry.”

Famous Gemini Celebrities

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The Gemini, or “The Twins”, is the third sign of the zodiac and people whose birthdays fall between May 21 and June 21 come under this sun sign. People who belong to this sign are mostly outgoing and independent. The following are the top 5 Gemini celebrities.

Al Jolson was born on May 28, 1886 and he was a popular American singer, actor and comedian. He was called the “The World’s Greatest Entertainer” during his times. He immigrated to America from Russia at a young age with his Jewish parents. A typical Gemini, his performing style was extroverted and brash and his songs and lyrics benefited from his truly melodramatic approach.

Bob Dylan is a famous American singer, painter and poet of all times and belongs to the sign of Gemini. His earlier songs such as -The Times are changing- and -Blowing in the wind- are true hits that became anthems during the anti war and civil rights movements.

Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926 and rose to become one of the most famous celebrities of America. She was an American singer, actress and model. She became famous through her roles in films such as -All about Eve- and -The Asphalt Jungle-. For her performance in -Some like it hot-, she won the Golden Glove Award in the year 1959. She was also seen as a true American cultural icon and sex symbol.

John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States who rose in position through sheer hard work. He became the president at the young age of 43 and served in this eminent position till his assassination in 1963.

Thomas Hardy is also a noted Gemini celebrity who was a famous English poet and novelist. Although his works mostly portray the Naturalism movement, some of his works like poems display elements of the previous enlightenment and romantic periods of literature also.

People coming under the Gemini sun sign are normally talkative and friendly. They can easily make friends even with people of different strata. They can talk on any topic and are the best people to persuade others. Hence they can work very well as lobbyists. Besides, people who fall under this sun sign are also perfectionists.

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Famous Taurus Celebrities

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People who are born between 20th of April and 20th of May fall under the sun sign of Taurus. Taurians are mostly possessive, accommodating, stimulating and strong willed. Their symbol is The Bull. Their stone is Emerald and their color is Green. They are humble since their element is Earth and are ruled by the planet Venus. The following are the top 5 Taurus celebrities: Al Pacino – Born on April 25, 1940, Pacino is an American film and stage director and actor. He is famous for the roles he played in films such as Godfather, Scarface, Dick Tracy, Carlito’s Way and others. His won the Academy award for best actor in 1992 for his role as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman.

Andre Agassi is the second top celebrity Taurian. He was the former world no.1 American Tennis player. He is considered by fellow players and critics as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He is also known as one of the best service returners.

Armand Hammer, a famous celebrity Taurian was a successful American businessman. He was mainly associated with Occidental Petroleum Company which he headed for decades. He was also known for his philanthropic works, art collection and close network of acquaintances and friends.

Bertrand Russell was a true Taurian in every sense of the word. He was a British historian, author, mathematician, philosopher and social critic. He was born in one of the most aristocratic families in Britain and some of his works have been read and re-read by his fans several times.

David Beckham is one of the greatest footballers of all time. He has played a lot for England and the team won several awards owing to his superb sportsmanship. He is one of the most recognised footballers of all times and is a Taurus celebrity.

Taureans such as those mentioned above are known for their stubborn streak. They also enjoy sheer beauty. Cluttered or unpleasant surrounding can leave Taureans truly disturbed or even physically ill. People who belong to this sun sign also love to be or operate in familiar settings. They like to plan things for their future and always take efforts to stick to that plan.

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Banksy Prints Prove Popular With Celebrities

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Work by graffiti artist Banksy has become so popular that celebrities regularly buy originals and prints.

In 2006 American pop singer and songwriter Christina Aguilera paid 25,000 for an original of Queen Victoria as a lesbian and two Banksy prints after arranging a private viewing at a Soho gallery where the Bristol-born urban artist was exhibiting.

Gallery owner Steve Lazarides told the Independent that the pop star already had an in-depth knowledge of Banksy prints and originals and knew exactly what sort of artwork she wanted to buy.

A friend of Aguilera said the musician would prize the Queen Victoria picture featuring the monarch in a lesbian pose with a prostitute and hang it in her living room.

“She’s been a huge fan of Banksy for months and was desperate to get her hands on some of his artwork,” they told the paper.

Banksy reportedly created the controversial piece in response to the fact that Queen Victoria famously refused to pass a law outlawing lesbianism as she refused to believe such things existed.

Hollywood mega-couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are amassing a growing collection of Banksy work having spent in excess of 1 million at a contemporary art auction in London in 2007.

Brangelina also controversially bought a Banksy painting of Michael Jackson which showed the King of Pop standing in the doorway of a cottage attempting to coax a young boy and girl into his house with sweets.

Brad Pitt told the Times at an exhibition in America that he becoming a fan of Banksy after discovering examples of his work through the media.

He said: “I think that this guy is really on to something. I first heard about him a year or so ago I saw something about him in a magazine.”

Keanu Reeves, Meg White and Jude Law are just some of the famous faces who have also been spotted viewing Banksy prints and originals at exhibitions in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Mr Lazarides said that Banksy prints and originals are popular with celebrities because they prefer contemporary art to classical masterpieces.

He told the Times: “They’ve got money and they don’t particularly want to spend it on a Picasso – they want to buy something that relates to their lives, their time and their culture.”

Banksy has famously painted subversive graffiti in places such as London Zoo, the British Museum and the wall dividing the West Bank in Israel.

Famous Indian Contemporary Artist New Style Of Painting The Canvas

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Indian art is of great essential significance in harmony to its civilization and legacy.
Art is a mixture of different types and styles; it modifies its phases, as the paint brush comes in the hands of diverse painters belonging to wide areas in world, having different background, sense of style.
In the present time the modern and figurative art form is of high demand not only in India but also in foreign countries. Modern form of painting is the outcome of the creativeness plus experimentation that the stalwarts of art have started.

Indian contemporary Art introduced in 21st century is a wide-range art. It ranges and has made his mark from the exclusive business empires offices, royal classes, to the houses of the middle-class art lovers. Indian art can be categorized variedly based on many criteria, one of them is medium. In which the artist is classified as oil painting artist, acrylic painting artist, water color painters and many more.
But this should not be the main criterion, as in 21st century painting artist do not work on any single pattern, they have a versatility in them to experiment new shades altogether.
The other way in which artists are classifieds is the place to which they belong i.e. their origin.
On the other hand most of the artists keep on moving from one place to another. They do not do not append their artwork with any typical school of art.

Indian contemporary artists take their insight from a mixture of sources and styles; Indian Artwork has still maintains its separate style and flavor. It has the capacity to merge the new style of art in it.
Indian contemporary art has won applause from all over the world. An unbelievable variety and originality is present in the Indian art. The contemporary Indian art is an ideal intermingle of Indian culture, history, religious beliefs, philosophy and diversity. This art form is day by day becoming more popular and famous all over the world. It has a great demand in the art market.

India has many famous contemporary artist added to its list. Their style of painting is a much of high class superiority, for the upper class people. Its a smooth, shinny; glossy style showcasing the wide range of variety. In this growing contemporary style modern materials are also used to give it a new edge. Natural fabric material like wool, cotton, silk, linen is used. These contemporary artist has the art to impress you with there brilliance and imaginative values.

Sohan Jakhar, a Famous Indian contemporary Artist from Jaipur focused on traditional style of painting, despite dealing with contemporary subjects like sports and public transports, his paintings carry a flavor that exemplifies the rich Rajasthan heritage. His art is a visual projection of stimulated memories from part and present.

How To Promote Yourself Online As An Independent Hip Hop Rap Artist

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Are you an independent hip hop artist wanting to promote yourself on the Internet?

Online, people are not going to be typing your name in the search engines to find you unless your a celebrity who as already made it. You must know how to strategically promote yourself.

Here is how you can attract new fans.

First, build a single page website. This website should be a single page website that serves one pupose, to get people to subscribe to your mailing list or fan club as most sites would call it.

This web page should have a sample of your music. The page should also invite them to join your mailing list to get more samples of your work. 1-3 Full-length songs.

Once they get on your mailing list, you can offer to sell them your full album at a discount. Make it a one-time-offer that is automatically presented new subscribers right after they opt-in to your mailing list.

You should have an autoresponder mailing list in place that sends out a sequence of follow-up messages, so that your fans don’t forget who you are. You can simply share some background information with them, and other personal information that you don’t mind revealing.

Sharing personal information helps to develop a relationship with your new fans, so that they begin to know, like, and trust you. Every time you release a new album you have an established fan base that you can email.

You can also email them other hip hop related products. Most of your fans will be hip hop artists themselves. There are affiliate programs that pay you commissions to promote their hip hop related products to your fans.

Royalty free hip hop beats and hip hop beat making software are affiliate programs I promote to my mailing lists on a hip hop site I am currently joint venturing with my sister on.

You can also promote hip hop cd’s from Amazons affiliate program or some other music site with an affiliate program. Hip Hop clothes, dance videos, and information products, are yet a few other products you can promote.

So above and beyond your own album, you can cash in on your mailing lists passion for everything hip hop.

Once you grow you mailing list large enough, you will be able to generate thousands of dollars with the click of a button just by sending out an email broadcast promoting your new album or a new affiliate product!

With your own hip hop related niche site, you get to follow your passion, and get paid for it. It doesn’t get any better than that.

Reluctant Celebrities

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Every once in a while the media come across people who shy away from the fame and the glamour that is bestowed on them, they dont crave for the limelight that 9 out of 10 people amongst the rich and the famous would, stardom is something that just happened on the way to achieving what they wanted to. Their ultimate aim wasnt being glamorous and well known but earning fame in the field they chose. They are called reluctant celebrities and sometimes we at the media accidentally stumble upon such stars who dont like the unwanted attention and the poking and prying into their lives. Actually come to think of it there are quite a few celebrities who like their stardom till a certain limit beyond which they guard their privacy fiercely. We at entertainment news will get you updates on the so called reluctant celebrities too, celebrities who lead guarded lives away from the glare of the media. Entertainment news is different because we would get you news of even those celebrities who actually did something worthwhile to earn the fame and the fortune. This isnt only about run of the mill celebs like Katie Price whod do anything to secure the attention of the newspapers and the shutterbugs or even Kevin Federline, Britney Spears ex husband who loved to bask in the glory of his wifes past musical fortunes. Entertainment news shall get you stories on the celebrities from the literary world too, the ones who shut themselves up for months altogether to produce one masterpiece after another. Entertainment news shall give you valuable entertainment news too.

Who can forget Ernest Hemingway, nicknamed “Papa” because he was also a part of the community known as the expatriate community in Paris that was moreover known as “the lost generation”. Leading the colorful life that he did which included four marriages and a number of divorces the writer could not help but grab the attention of the media even if he did not want to. However his work spoke volumes of his talent as a littrateur as he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954 for his contribution to the world of English literature. His gruesome death at the end evoked the inquisitiveness of the media still more as he ended his own life in a bizarre fashion. Thus Black Entertainment News shall get you all the news of such reluctant celebrities who like living away from the clutches of the media. We shall also get you stories of past celebrities like Ernest Hemingway who in their time were the favorites of the media. The Black Entertainment News shall also enlighten about the latest in tinsel town. Extra Entertainment News shall get you news from the sidelines of the entertainment industry.

How Do Celebrities Influence Our View Of Cosmetic Surgery

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In the world today, people are influenced by what they see and hear. Specifically, dress and appearance have become a major emphasis and concern in society today. Thus, when celebrities decide either for or against having liposuction or plastic surgery, their decisions can impact others. This article will discuss some celebrities who have had the procedure and how that affects everyone else.

Britney Spears, after having her second child received an abdominoplasty, otherwise known as a tummy tuck. This procedure makes the abdomen more firm. Those who generally choose this surgery have either just been through a pregnancy or have extra sagging skin from weight loss. Rather than resorting to healthy eating and exercise, this procedure can be a quick and efficient way to shed a few extra pounds.

Especially after pregnancy, women are often extremely self conscious about their appearance. If Britney Spears needs extra help to look her best after being pregnant, naturally more woman are apt to feel the same. In recent years the term “mommy-makeover” has become more common. This is a double procedure of breast augmentation and a tummy tuck after having given birth.

Many other celebrities are rumored to have undergone liposuction including Kelly Osbourne, Debbie Gibson, Jessica Simpson and Gene Simmons. Some celebrities undergo liposuction multiple times and put their health at risk. They want fast, effective results to have the perfect appearance for the big screen or record album cover.

Celebrity magazines can be harmful and misleading. Because of digital image manipulation, the images can be altered to be far from the truth. Thus, misrepresentations of celebrity’s liposuction procedures can be displayed. As a result, this can affect people’s view of the procedure–whether for better or worse. This could happen in the line at the grocery store or at the beauty salon.

Get the facts straight before making conclusions. Learn to be comfortable with the person you are, rather than going to the celebrities for every move you make. Be independent and be smart.

Because of the tabloids, people may be more inclined to have the surgery simply if they see a celebrity has had it done. However, thoughtful care should be placed into the idea of having liposuction. Be sure you have done all you can: eating healthy and exercising diligently. It is important not to let your views or actions be swayed by those who supposedly hold the “social power” in society–the celebrities.

Which Celebrities Have Had Rhinoplasty

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How can you tell which celebrities have had a nose job? That’s a tricky question since most Hollywood stars would have you believe that their beauty is totally natural. With relatively minor procedures (such as eyelid surgery to correct drooping lids) the results of plastic surgery may be difficult to spot. However, rhinoplasty doesn’t make a person look younger. It actually changes the entire look of the face. So if you see photos of celebs who look dramatically different than they did a few months ago, it’s time to zero in on the nose for closer inspection. Here are several well-known women who have definitely gone under the knife to acquire a new schnoz.

Jennifer Grey
Best known as Ferris Bueller’s older sister and “Baby” from “Dirty Dancing,” Jennifer Grey’s quirky-but-cute face captured the camera and the hearts of American moviegoers. Now, she is most famous for having a great nose job and a career that took a nose dive as a result. Her beak was shaved down to a shadow of its former self. Now, you wouldn’t recognize her on the s treet (or on “Dancing with the Stars”). Grey has reportedly gone on to take advantage of cosmetic surgery several more times in the last few decades. At least one face lift and some injectable fillers may have kept her looking fairly young-if not exactly “baby” faced.

Ashlee Simpson
This young singer was apparently under very deep anesthesia during the procedure to alter the shape of her nose. Her reported response to questions about whether she had a nose job was “Maybe, who knows!” Her plastic surgeon knows for sure. So does her dad, who probably footed the bill for the operation. Unlike Barbra Streisand, who has famously declined to have the bump on her nose removed because it might change the timbre of her lovely voice, Simpson appears to harbor no such fears. As long as she keeps her lip-syncing skills polished, she should be fine.

Lil Kim
Although Lil Kim (Kimberly Jones) has done her best to draw attention away from her nose job with much more extreme enhancements to her bosom, her nose has the pinched look reminiscent of Janet and Latoya Jackson’s. Let’s hope she stops now and doesn’t descend fully into Michael Jackson territory. The Queen Bee’s forehead is also looking suspiciously shiny and smooth these days-an indication of Botox injections. At least the results of that particular treatment wear off over time. It’s not too late to get off the plastic surgery train to disaster, Kim, can you hear me now?

To learn more about rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, facelift or Botox, visit a local Dallas, Detroit or Beverly Hills rhinoplasty provider today.

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