Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Barbra Speaks Out!

"We have an administration that falsely hypes almost every issue as a crisis. They did it on Iraq, and they are doing it now on Social Security. They exploit the politics of fear and division, ..." (Barbra Streisand on the Bush-administration).

So the girl can sing and she may have sold a record or two. But she also has something to say. Just check out her site:

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Worst album titles

Out of all the records ever made I made a top 10 of worst album titles. To my own surprise Mariah Carey shows up a lot in this top 10.

1. Charmbracelet, Mariah Carey (2002)
2. Daydream, Mariah Carey (1995)
3. Butterfly, Mariah Carey (1997)
4. Rainbow, Mariah Carey (1999)
5. Glitter, Mariah (2001)
6. Music Box, Mariah Carey (1993)
7. Emotions, Mariah Carey (1991)
8. These are Special Times, Celine Dion (1998)
9. The Colour of My Love, Celine Dion (1993)
10. Let's Talk about Love, Celine Dion (1997)

Nicole Kidman her biggest fear.

Everyone is scared of something. Some are scared of snakes or deadly spiders. Others are scared to get robbed when they walk down the street at night in some creepy neighbourhood. As I said, everyone is scared of something. Also Nicole Kidman. No she is not scared of deadly anaimals or creepy men with piercing blue eyes and perfect brown hair. "But what is it then, what will totally freak this fairskinned redhead out", you may ask yourself. The answer is ... BUTTERFLIES! The oscarwinning actress is scared of butterflies. So, spread the word. If she comes to your town make sure you kill every little sweet butterfly you can find with the most toxic poison you can lay your hands on. So Nicole can safely stroll down the streets of your neighbourhood.


Different faces of Mariah

Just as some of you guys out there Mariah can be a versatile gal. I present you some visuals to show the different faces of Mariah. And as you can see she is a multifaceted talent.

Showing the crown jewels.

Apparently the man seated next to the always georgeous looking Queen E is having the time of his life. We almost can see hís Hope Diamond.

Gwen and Madge are cousins ... sorta.

I just knew it. When I read it I just knew it was true. It had to be. According to the "Internet Movie Data Base" Gwen Stefani and Madonna are related. Gwen is a distant cousin of Madonna! Her great-aunt's mother-in-law shares the last name with Madonna. Okay, okay I admit, they are not very close relatives but still ... Now that this mystery has been unraveled I want to find out if Madonna really gave birth to Britney Spears (not that awful Lynn Spears who claims to be Britney her brith-mom) or that it is just some rumour I overheard at the beauty parlour.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Is Bob Saget your Saviour?

Earlier on we mentioned those gorgeous Olson twins. But as you all may know they were not the only ones to star in the HIT-series: Full House. Without the talented and magnificent Bob Saget Full House would never have been as popular as it turned out to be. To my humble opinion we can never thank sir Saget enough for that. But there are even people who take it a step further. Some even say that Saget is God! I myself am not sure about this one. But you can take a peek at the website www.bobsagetisgod.com and make your own decision. Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if eventually his church would become a Full House!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Important Oprah facts

If you are an American Housewife there are two women who will be your guide in almost everything you do from the moment you wake up to the moment you close your eyes to say goodbye to a day full of little screaming children, dishes and cranky husbands: Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey ofcourse! One went to jail and the other became the most powerfull celebrity in the world according to Forbes. So it's time for you to learn some necessary facts about the latter. Maybe you are not a member of her bookclub, maybe you have never even seen her show (according to an unpublished research done by the American Governoment there are still two people left in the USA who never have seen the Oprah Winfrey show) but no one will notice if you can spit up these facts. My advice: Learn them by heard. So you will go unnoticed by them die-hard Oprah fans. Because once they find out you do not really like her ... oh my god the horror.

Full Name: Oprah Gale Winfrey

Born on 29th January 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi.

Parents: Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey. They were still teenagers when their (soon to be) legendary daughter was born. Oprah grew up in poverty.

Her name was intended to be Orpah, but it was misspelled on her birth certificate.

She grew up in poverty. She received her first pair of shoes at age 6. She learned to read at age 2½. When it was time for her to start kindergarten, she wrote a note to her teacher insisting she should be in first grade. The teacher agreed and after finishing that grade she was then skipped to third grade.

The Oprah Winfrey Show has remained the number one talk show for 18 consecutive seasons. The show is seen by an estimated 30 million viewers a week in the United States and is broadcast internationally in 111 countries. So eat your hearts out Jerry Spinger and Ricky Lake!

Oprah her production company is called Harpo. An anagram of her own name and also the name of the husband of the character Sofia she played in Steven Spielbergs' "The Color Purple."

Oprah was nominated for an oscar for her role as Sofia in "The color purple", but was glad she didn't win. She thought she was too fat at the time to go on stage to accept the award.

Oprah her best friend is
Gayle King. They have been friends for over 20 years and talk to each other at least once every day.

Oprah her boyfriend is called Stedman. They have been togetther since 1986. They never married and according to Oprah they never will. Because Oprah doesn't believe in Marriage.

Oprah her height: 5'7" (1.70m). That is why Tom Cruise only wants to stand next to Oprah if she is seated down.

Oprah is estimated to have a whooping 1 billion dollar on her bank account. Which makes her the richest black woman in history. At least she can do some serious shopping if necessary.

Personal qoute: "Lots of people want to ride with you in the Limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the Limo breaks down."



Sunday, July 10, 2005

Most expensive wedding

They wanted a party and they had a blast. It was 1981 and Madonna was still unknown. There were drinks, there was food . Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum of Dubai made sure his son Muhammed and his soon to be daughter in Law, Princess Salama would have everything on their wedding. So they invited some friends and family and partied on for seven days. Still I wonder if the old Sheikh may have been a little startled when he saw the bill. "Should I tip the waiter too", he may have thought when he had to cough up $44 million dollar for the wedding extvraganza. Didn't they used to say that love doesn't cost a thing.

The most expensive house

Ever wanted to live in a sugarpie? It's a dream some of you may cherish. Well, Lakshmi Mittal, an indan steel tycoon made his dream come true. He bought himself a 12-bedroom shack in London's kensington district for $128 million. Which makes his house the most expensive in the world. And the good part is, Queen Liz lives just around the corner!

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Which musician earned the most in 2004.

Which musician earned what in 2004? Some basic figures.

Maybe those accountants will bore you at some party with some tedious monologue, but you know some figures too! Just bore them as well with your knowledge about the stars their income.

The Top 10
1.Prince $56.5 MILLION
2.Madonna $54.9 MILLION
3.Metallica $43.1 MILLION
4. Elton John $42.9 MILLION
5. Jimmy Buffett $36.5 MILLION
6. Rod Stewart $34.6 MILLION
7. Shania Twain $33.2 MILLION
8. Phil Collins $33.2 MILLION
9. Linkin Park $33.1 MILLION
10. Simon and Garfunkel $31.3 MILLION

Robert Wadlow (tallest human being in history)

Okay, this is not celebrity news. But still it is some knowledge you can share with your guests when you throw another one of those renowned dinner parties by candlelight wich are a smash hit every single time. Your guests may finally come to realise you are not that stupid afterall.

The biggest human being who ever lived on this planet is Robert Wadlow 8'11.1" (2.72m).
He was born in 1918 on February 22, to Harold F. and Addie (Johnson) Wadlow on Monroe Street in Alton, Illinois, weighing 8.7 pounds. He died on July 15, 1940. By that time his weight was 490 pounds.

The smallest stars

You sometimes may be insecure about your length. But you do not need to get insecure if you are a shorty! Some of the biggest egos house in the tiniest bodies. You all can remember that cute little girl in Full House. Later on we learned that the little girl actually was two girls, the Olsen twins. After Full House their star rose and they made some serious money. It is estimated that they are worth a billion nowadays. But the sisters didn´t grow as big as their stardom. They can only truly reach for the stars (or some diet pills placed on the highest shelf) in their dreams. The funny thing is that Ashley is a bit longer than her sister. Maybe they are not twins after all. Weren´t they born near area 51?

Ashley Olsen 5'3" (1.60m)
Mary-Kate Olsen 5'2" (1.57m)

But there are smaller stars. And still they shine so bright! Carrie Fisher starred in the first Star Wars trilogy, Rose McGowen used to date Marilyn Manson (6´3" or 1.90m). The lovely Bette Midler and the adorable Kylie Minogue need a stage to look their audience straight in the eye.

Carrie Fisher 5'1" (1.55m)
Rose McGowan 5'1"
Bette Midler 5'1"
Kylie Minogue 5'1"
And finally ... the biggest boobs belong to one of the smallest countrysingers of all time.
Dolly Parton 5'0" (1.50m)

Friday, July 01, 2005

25 million dollar club

They all ask $25 million or more to show up in some flick. But hey, actors need to eat too (though sometimes I wonder if some of them do eat).

Especially the lovely Julia could use the money, you know with twins and all. Kids can be very expensive. And Harisson, you would think with 25 million dollar per movie, he would have some spare change left to buy his lovely girlfriend Calista Flockhart a quick bite at Kentucky's. The last time someone has seen her eat, it was Christmass '94.

Because they are worth it! 25 Million dollar babies:

Tom Hanks AGE: 47
Adam Sandler AGE: 37

Angela Lansbury: still alive!

It may come as a surprise, but Angela Lansbury is still alive. She will be playing mommy Fortuna in the upcoming movie: The Last Unicorn.

Biggest selling records in the USA.

Poor old Michael Jackson. He wanted to make the best album ever so bad. When he still was pretty he looked in the mirror often and said to himself: "You're the biggest star in the world." It must have been a bitter pill for our former king of pop that in his home country he wasn't able to top the Eagles with his opus dei: Thriller. The Eagles still sold 2 million copies more with their greatest hits wich leaves them flying high above everyone else. And little Michael he is alone, almost at the top.

Rumours are that Michael sold over 51 million copies of Thriller worldwide. So at the end of the day he may have won the ultimate battle for best selling record globally. Maybe they just lost count confused by Michaels ever changing looks.

Wich leaves me wondering. Does his fading succes still makes him happy, or did his biography became another thriller.

The top selling records ever in the US of A

28 Million Albums Sold
Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 - Eagles (Elektra)

26 Million Albums Sold
Thriller - Michael Jackson (Epic)

23 Million Albums Sold
The Wall- Pink Floyd (Columbia)

22 Million Albums Sold
Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)

21 Million Albums Sold
Greatest Hits Volumes I & II - Billy Joel (Columbia)

19 Million Albums Sold
Rumours - Fleetwood Mac (Warner Bros.)
Back in Black - AC/DC (Elektra)
The Beatles - The Beatles (Capitol)
Come On Over - Shania Twain (Mercury Nashville)

17 Million Albums Sold
Boston - Boston (Epic)
The Bodyguard (Soundtrack) - Whitney Houston (Arista)

16 Million Albums Sold
Cracked Rear View - Hootie & the Blowfish (Atlantic)
Greatest Hits - Elton John (Island/Mercury)
Hotel California - Eagles (Elektra)
The Beatles 1967-1970 - The Beatles (Capitol)
No Fences - Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)
Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette (Maverick)

15 Million Albums Sold
Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)
Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd (Capitol)
Saturday Night Fever (Soundtrack) - Bee Gees (Polydor/Atlas)
The Beatles 1962-1966 - The Beatles (Capitol)
Appetite for Destruction - Guns 'N Roses (Geffen)
Double Live - Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)
Supernatural - Santana (Arista)

14 Million Albums Sold
Backstreet Boys - Backstreet Boys (Jive)
Ropin' the Wind - Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)
Metallica - Metallica (Elektra)
Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf (Epic)
Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits - Simon & Garfunkel (Columbia)

13 Million Albums Sold
Bruce Springsteen & E St. Band Live 1975-1985 (Box set) - Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)
Greatest Hits 1974-1978 - Steve Miller Band (Capitol)
Purple Rain (Soundtrack) - Prince and the Revolution (Warner Bros.)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (Arista)
Millennium - Backstreet Boys (Jive)
. . .Baby One More Time - Britney Spears (Jive)