November 5, 2008

Last night was a big night for the United States of America – we elected our first African American president, and whether you voted for him or not I hope you can admit that that in itself says something wonderful about our country. I was glued to my TV for 5 straight hours and all I have one word for you: holograms. Did you see CNN’s coverage? They had people beamed into the set via hologram! Check out a video of the crazy technology. And if you missed Barack Obama’s acceptance speech from last night’s historic election, you can watch all 18 minutes of it right here:

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) remains optimistic about how gays will be portrayed in future episodes of ABC's Grey Anatomy, as the show moves on without the character of Dr. Erica Hahn, who recently came out as a lesbian. In a statement released yesterday, the GLAAD president said the group is "disheartened" that the Erica-Callie relationship has come to an end, but, "because there are so few lesbian characters on network television, we hope that ABC and Grey's Anatomy will commit to further developing Callie's character and her relationships." Check out a sneak peek of Erica’s final episode:

With all her success over the past year, STAR Artist Leona Lewis could probably buy herself a mansion in Los Angeles or a townhouse in New York, but she's still a London girl at heart. She tells me that she's buying her first ever apartment, but it's not in some swanky part of London - it's in Hackney, in East London, where she grew up and it’s the apartment she’s been renting for some time. Leona's buying the apartment with her boyfriend Lou, "When you're settled, it's hard to move -- I love the apartment, it's really private and the neighbors are cool, and it's very close to my mom and dad."

STAR Artist Chris Daughtry will join fellow STAR Artist Alicia Keys next week in New York City for her annual benefit, The Black Ball, which raises money for her charity Keep A Child Alive which works to help African children and families affected by HIV/AIDS. American Idol creator Simon Fuller is being honored at this year's event because of all the money that Idol Gives Back raised for that particular cause. Also on the bill: Justin Timberlake and hot new British STAR Artist Adele.

STAR Artist Janet Jackson’s Rock Witchu tour has come to sputtering halt. Janet had to cancel a slew of dates on the tour last month because she was suffering from serious migraines and vertigo, but it was just announced yesterday that none of those seven shows will be rescheduled, "due to conflicts in the singer's schedule."

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