Bring it On actress Natina Reed was reportedly killed on Friday night in Atlanta after getting hit by a car. Reed, who was also part of ‘90s R&B girl group Blaque, was pronounced dead at Gwinnett Medical Center. Police said she was struck at an intersection near Lilburn, Atlanta two days before her 33rd birthday.
The girls of Blaque were protégés of the late TLC member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. Blaque is an acronym for Believing, Life, Achieving, Quest, Unity and Everything. They released a number of hit singles that included 808, I Do, and Bring It All To Me.
The devastating news has reached her former bandmates Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-DeVoe and said, “Natina continuously embodied the pioneering spirit of Blaque and her undeniable creativity touched the hearts of fans everywhere”.
“Natina was a mother, sister, accomplished songwriter, artist and friend.”
“We ask for your prayers at this time for Natina’s family. She will forever be missed and her global influence eternally felt.”
Authorities have ruled that the driver who hit Reed was not at fault and no charges are expected to be filed.
Halloween is just around the corner so I thought I’d feature a nice podcast for you guys that you can tune in to to help you get in to the spirit of things. Today I present to you The Paranormal Podcast with Jim Harold!
If you’re into the paranormal and the supernatural, then this show is definitely right up your alley. Hosted by Jim Harold, the program features discussions with various guests who are best known for each of their respective field of expertise, from extra-terrestrials, to folk myths, urban legends, and of course, ghosts.
One episode that particularly caught my attention is Episode 257, Ancient Aliens Debunked / It Came From Ohio. Being fascinated with the TV series Ancient Aliens from the History Channel, I was curious to find out about the counter arguments that Harold’s guest, Chris White, has about the people in the TV show’s claims. And I have to say, he does bring up some pretty good points, but I’m not going to spoil it for you.
Now there’s your Halloween treat. Happy listening and Happy Halloween, everyone!
After Sean Penn was spotted at the front row Madonna’s recent show, friends of the pop queen reportedly have high hopes of the ex-couple reuniting.
The two were married in 1985 but the marriage was marred with violence, splitting them up in 1989. They, however, remained close friends despite having a rocky relationship before. And at the recent gig in LA’s Staples Center, it seems that it’s 1985 again for Sean as he was seen panting over his ex on stage. One source even told that “their chemistry was off the charts. Madonna seemed to be performing entirely for Sean. And he was saying things like “‘Amazing!’ and ‘She”s so hot!’ every time she thrusted or bent over”.
With reports stating that there was a visible spark between the former lovers, friends of the Vogue songstress wish she would “get back with Sean”.
A source said, “He will always be the love of her life. They’ve remained close friends, but they are fire and fire together romantically. She can only be with someone she can control.”
Footage from PopCandies TV shows Penn in leather and a ponytail outside the venue.
Argo is a true storyabout the real-life rescue of six U.S. embassy workers during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. The film took the first place in its third week at the box office beating Cloud Atlas for the top spot. According to The Associated Press, this weekend the movie gained almost $12.4 million. These past two weeks the film had ranked second and now it has earned a total of $60.8 million.
The animated family movie Hotel Transylvania, featuring the voices of Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez, has reached the second place from last week’s number four position and grossed $9.5m. The film raised a total of $130.4 million. The star-studded drama epic Cloud Atlas which is based on a 2004 David Mitchell’s book, got the third place over the weekend earning $9.4 million.
Paranormal Activity 4 has earned $42.6 million in its second week and debuted in the No. 3 spot with a total of $8.7 million, while Silent Hill: Revelation 3-D and Taken 2 tied for fifth place earning $8 million each.
Top 10 movies of the weekend:
1. Argo – $12.4 million.
2. Hotel Transylvania – $9.5 million.
3. Cloud Atlas – $9.4 million.
4. Paranormal Activity – 4, $8.7 million.
5. (TIE) Silent Hill: Revelation 3-D – $8 million.
6. Taken 2 – $8 million.
7. Here Comes the Boom – $5.5 million.
8. Sinister – $5.07 million.
9. Alex Cross – $5.05 million.
10. Fun Size – $4.1 million.
Hugh Jackman made a startling revelation that surprised many regarding his bitter childhood during an interview with Australian Women’s Weekly. The 44-year-old actor shared his story of being abandoned by his mother, Grace Watson, when he was still only 8 years old.
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“One of the main things I remember is that horrible feeling that people were talking about you and looking at you because it was odd for the mother to leave,” Jackman said. “The thing I never felt, and I know this might sound strange, I never felt that my mum didn’t love me. I’ve spoken about it at length with her since and I know she was struggling,” he added.
Hugh Jackman was 12 or 13 years old when it dawned on him that his mother would never return home. When his parents divorced, his sisters, Zoe and Sonia, lived with their mother in England while he and his brothers, Ralph and Ian, stayed with their father, Chris, in Sydney, Australia.
The Wolverine star said he has long since forgiven his mother when he became a parent himself and discovered that she was battling depression and “struggling.”
Hugh has two children, Oscar (12), and Ava (7), with Deborra-Lee Furness. “She was in a hospital after I was born suffering from post-natal depression. There wasn’t a support network for her here,” he said. “I think having kids of your own just adds another level of empathy and understanding.”
The Harry Potter movie series star will re-enrol in Brown University next year to complete her studies, which she began on September 2009. She had to temporarily set her studies aside due to several movie projects and other professional opportunities.
The young actress enjoyed studying at Brown so she preferred to enrol at the said university. She posted on her blog saying, “As you know, I love Brown and I love studying pretty much more than anything. But recently I’ve had so much to juggle that being a student AND fulfilling my other commitments has become a little impossible. I will still be working towards my degree. It’s just going to take me a semester or two longer than I thought.”
There were also rumors that she had been bullied in college, which turned out to be untrue. “I felt the need to let you all know the reason I took a semester off from Brown had nothing to do with bullying as the media have been suggesting recently…I have never been bullied in my life and certainly never at Brown. This ‘10 points to Gryffindor’ incident never even happened. I feel the need to say this because accusing Brown students of something as serious as bullying and this causing me to leave seems beyond unfair.”
She also studied at Oxford University where she met her current boyfriend, Will Adamowicz.
She also stars in The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Darren Aronofsky’s Noah and Bling Ring, which is also partly why she has to wait until next fall to return to school.
The much-anticipated third installment of Iron Man’s trailer has finally been out and it seems that Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark character still has a high on what happened on The Avengers. “Nothing’s been the same since New York. I can’t sleep. And when I do, I have nightmares,” he says.
The trailer also shows creepily terrifying Ben Kingsley as his arch-nemesis The Mandarin. In one scene, he says, “Some people call me a terrorist. I consider myself a teacher. Lesson number one: Heroes: there is no such thing.”
Iron Man 3 also stars Guy Pierce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Bage Dale, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle.
Shane Black, who was the director of Donwey’s Kiss Kiss Bang Bang will take over the directorial duties from Favreau. The film will be released May 3, 2013.
They were already generating a significant amount of buzz last week just days before they even tied the knot as they were making the final preparations for the very private yet major occasion, and now that it is all finally over, they’re still making so much buzz. I’m talking about of course, the newlyweds Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.
After exchanging vows on October 19, the public has now finally gotten their first look at the couple in their wedding outfits as they were featured on the cover of People Magazine. Justin, 31, looks quite very happy as he is depicted literally jumping for joy wearing a custom-made Tom Ford tuxedo, which reports say he even co-designed. Jessica, 30, on the other hand, looked beautifully radiant in her custom-made, strapless petal-pink gown designed by Giambattista Valli.
Photo credit: People Magazine
“It was a very special evening,” said Timberlake on the interview with People, to which Biel added, “It was a total fantasy experience.”
Justin played the guitar and sang as Jessica walked down the aisle that night. “It was an original piece I wrote specifically for the evening and for her,” he added.
They treated their guests like royalty during the week-long celebration leading up to the ceremony, which included Jimmy Fallon, Andy Samberg, Timbaland and Beverly Mitchell. “It was a lot to ask of them to travel, so we figured we’d give our guests a good party!” Timberlake said.
Shortly after the ceremony, the newlyweds also stated, “It’s great to be married. The ceremony was beautiful, and it was so special to be surrounded by our family and friends.
After actor Liam Neeson flaunted his pink Speedos on The Ellen DeGeneres Show a few weeks ago, Dancing With The Stars Season 8 runner-up Gilles Marini and Mockingbird Lane actor Jerry O’Connell have followed suit in getting nearly naked and dripping wet on the show.
The celebrity dunk tank in Ellen is to help raise money for research, in support of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
While Marini appeared slightly embarrassed to stand onstage in nothing but hot pink briefs, O’Connell made the most of his exposure, shaking his butt and even allowing it to be spanked by the audience.
Topping this week at the box office is Paranormal Activity 4 with $30.2 Million although it was the lowest opening in the horror franchise since the original debuted in 2009 with $19 million earnings.
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Paramount president of domestic marketing and distribution Megan Colligan has already spoken about the 5th installment of the franchise which will be released on October 2013. A spinoff release for early next year is targeted toward the Hispanic viewing community, but the movie will still be in Enhglish.
As of this week, there is plenty of competition with several films showing great numbers. Taken 2, the reigning box office hit maker has brought in $13.5 million in its third week, Hotel Transylvania took in about same total, Ben Affleck’s political thriller Argo is off to a good start around $16.6 million, Summit Entertainment’s Sinister brought in another $8.9 million for its second week, Universal’s Pitch Perfect gathering over $7 million over three days with a total of $45.7 million domestic gross, and Disney’s Tim Burton animated film Frankenweenie added $4.4 million in its third week with $28.3 million overall in gross domestic total.
Watch Paranormal Activity 4‘s official trailer here: