May 27, 2008

Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend!

How much would someone pay for used lip gloss? Lip gloss used by STAR Artist Madonna. Well Madonna herself found out last Thursday night when she auctioned off that and other personal stuff at a benefit to raise money for AIDS research. The lip gloss was actually part of a bigger auction package, the contents of Madonna’s purse. That sold for $472,000. She also auctioned off a guitar she used on tour and a live private performance. Those went for about $500,000 a piece. And no, she wasn’t above begging for bigger and bigger bids at one point saying "Don't humiliate me. People have offered me millions to play at their bar mitzvahs!"

During his time on American Idol runner-up David Archuleta inspired screams of passion from millions of pre-pubescent girls but recently he told us he’s not ready for any kind of romance. He thinks he's too immature to understand the feelings of like or love.

American Idol winner and STAR Artist David Cook recently spoke to us about the unusually large amount of votes he won American Idol by last week. He blames the 12 million vote differential on his awesome fans. Well now he gets to look ahead to a recording career. David says he wants to make albums that make our hair stand on end. The first single is a good start.

STAR Artist OneRepublic has had to deal with its fair share of confused fans. A lot of people think that the song "Apologize" is by Timbaland. Lead singer of OneRepublic Ryan tells us that couldn’t be farther from the truth, “I wrote 'Apologize' five years ago. I can’t wait ‘til people stop asking me about Timbaland.” Obviously the band can’t complain too much. Timbaland’s name attachment helped catapult the song to crazy-awesome status and helped make the band a boat-load of money. So much so they’re considering dropping a million bucks on a slightly-used private jet. Good, I’ve bee looking to get rid of one of mine...

Even though once applied a certain breath-a-lyzer proved STAR Artist Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroger had nearly twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system, Chad is applealing his recent DUI conviction saying the officer didn’t have any reasonable suspicion that Chad was driving drunk.

All other movies took a box office beating this weekend. As you expected, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull dominated theaters this holiday weekend pulling in over $150 million between Thursday and yesterday making it the second highest earning Memorial Day weekend earning, behind Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End. I’m proud to say I contributed to that. The girlfriend and I saw it on Saturday night. Without going into too much of a rant I’ll just say this. She loved it. I hated it.

According to the New York Post STAR Artist John Mayer and Jennifer Anniston have been dating a whole heck of a lot longer than we originally thought. Supposedly they’ve been boyfriend girlfriend for 3 months now. In the beginning I guess Jennifer thought it was a fling. Now she thinks it’s serious so that’s why it’s so public now.

Looks Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have found a space for their ever growing family…in France. E! Online is reporting the couple splurged a little and bought a thousand acre, $60 million estate in southern France. To give you an idea of what 60 mil gets ya, here’s what we think we know. Chateau Miraval as it’s known has 35 bedrooms, a vineyard, lake and forest. Not shrubs. A forest. Indoor AND outdoor pools, billards room, sauna, Jacuzzi, hidden tunnels, his AND her gyms. HIS AND HER GYMS?? I’m lucky to get an ab roller.

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