August 20, 2008

I’ve talked about this joint network telethon called Stand Up To Cancer. It’s coming up on September 5th and every day more and more celebrities sign up to be on the show and beg for your donations. Today I’m finding out a charity single will be put out, kind of like “We Are the World." STAR Artists Mariah Carey, Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield Sheryl Crow, Leona Lewis and more will record vocals for the song called “Just Stand Up.” You’ll be able to download the song September 2nd from iTunes (all proceeds go to the charity fund) and you’ll see it performed live on the telethon. As you may remember, Sheryl Crow is a breast cancer survivor and often hears from fellow survivors, “I’m humbled by the fact that I actually am in a position where I can inspire people and create some kind of comfort.” We'll have the song for you first on STAR 98.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi tied the knot on Saturday, thanks to the California State Supreme Court, and even though the wedding photos gave us all the proof we need of who wears the pants in the relationship, now Ellen is settling that mystery once and for all, “Now she’ll cook and clean for me.” Portia chimed in “The love we felt from the people surrounding us, and the love we have for each other, made this the most beautiful and emotional day.” Check out their wedding picture:

STAR Artist Avril Lavigne is just too darn sexy…well for Malaysia…for the time being. Yesterday I was told the Malaysian Arts, Culture and Heritage Ministry deemed her show unsuitable for Malaysian culture but today they deny they ever said that, “We did not reject the concert. We asked them to find another date as the original date is so close to the independence day.” So the show will go on…eventually.

Though he absolutely should be, Michael Phelps won’t be appearing on your box of Wheaties! Corn Flakes and Frosted Flakes outbid the cereal of champions. Look for Michael’s mug as part of your breakfast around mid-September. Here's a sneak peak of the box of Corn Flakes:

STAR Artist Madonna turned 50 last weekend. The big question is what did she drink to celebrate. The answer? "Crack Baby" shots. That’s vodka and champagne. She probably wanted to adopt that “baby” too.

STAR Artist Lifehouse frontman Jason Wade says their current hit “Whatever It Takes” is really about him. It tells the story off a man who's been married for seven years and who spends a lot of time on the road, you know? Anyone who's been in a long-term relationship, I think, can relate."

Note to STAR Artists: Don’t play your unreleased songs too loud. U2’s Bono found this out the hard way. One of his neighbors recorded the sounds of 4 new U2 songs when Bono played them way too loud at his home in France. First of all: Oops. Second: How loud were those songs that they could be recorded sorta clearly from another person’s house?! Sure Bono wears sunglasses, but his house guests need to wear ear plugs.

STAR Artists Jesse McCartney and Cyndi Lauper will team up with Olympians Mary Lou Retton, Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin for Frosted Pink With a Twist, a TV special raising awareness about cancer affecting women. Look for that on ABC, October 12th.

STAR Artist Natasha Bedingfield has been added to the lineup of the NFL Kickoff Concert, a free show in New York City on September 4th. The show also features Usher and Keith Urban. Something for everyone, huh?

Remember Ricky Martin? He had twins today delivered via surrogate mother.

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