Posts By Ambika Muttoo

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Anna Paquin Talks Bisexuality

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Anna Paquin came out as bisexual earlier this year in a PSA. Her video was part of True Colors First’s “Give a Damn” campaign, which premiered April 1. It attracted so much traffic that wegiveadamn.org had to invest in additional servers to handle the load. She appeared on camera and said, ” I’m Anna Paquin. I’m bisexual, and I give a damn.”

And as far as she’s concerned it was never hush-hush. She told Zap2it.com, “It wasn’t like it was a big secret. It was just a cause I cared about and privately supported, but not one that I had ever had an opportunity to speak out about in a way that would be useful.” She added, “I’m not someone who endlessly talks about her personal life for no reason, but obviously, as someone who identifies as bisexual, those are issues I really care about – and frankly, I don’t see why everyone doesn’t care about them.”

Alan Ball, True Blood‘s boss who is openly gay himself, wasn’t surprised. He said, “I thought that was really brave, and I say ‘good for her’. I like the fact that she doesn’t feel the need to keep that hidden, and she was sort of saying, ‘This is who I am and I am doing this because I want to make a stand for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, and equal rights for all.”

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Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony Get Married All Over Again

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All aboard the vow renewal bandwagon! First it was Heidi Klum and Seal, then it was Tori and Dean. And now it’s Jennifer Lopez and hubby Marc Anthony. Mark and Jen said “I do” again over the weekend to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary.  JeMarc went all out at their new Hidden Hills estate, and the decor for their bash was black, choco-brown and white with multiple outdoor lounges pimped out with French Regency style couches, tables, lamps and mirrors. The bar had black martini glasses and tall vases which over flowed with calla lillies and orchids. Big hurricane candles flickered around the pool and putting green (of course they have a putting green, the house is worth $ 10 mill).

Anthony had recently joked, “We realized the bets in Vegas [on whether we’d make it] stopped at five years, so we’re really looking forward to this one. This is a big anniversary.”

They also tossed in a house-warming angle for good measure. The invite was recently leaked online, and apparently the likes of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes and Brangelina were invited. A source revealed, “They wanted to celebrate their new home and their sixth anniversary by renewing their vows. They’re excited about their new life together as a family in California and wanted to kick it off with a great party. Jen is very excited about sharing her special night with her family and friends.”

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Ashley Greene Is The New Face Of Mark

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The Twilight train brings a hell of a lot of mileage, and Ashley Greene, Twilight pay raise seeker, is cashing in. Greene is the new face of Avon‘s more affordable beauty and fashion brand “Mark.”  She’s taking the reins from Lauren Conrad, whose contract with “Mark” is over soon (er, as is her career?).

Greene gushed in the release, “I am thrilled to join the Mark family. Mark has been on my radar not only because of their great fashion and beauty products, but because the brand inspires young women to feel beautiful inside and out.” A slew of Ashley’s TV and print ads should be out this fall.

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar And Wife Separate

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar and his wife Lisa Ann Russell are separating after 14 years of marriage. The Saved by the Bell alum has two children with Russell and their rep says, “both remain focused on their family and are jointly committed to their children. Apparently no divorce is planned as yet as the rep stated, “Their focus is working on their relationship.” Good luck you two! Reasons for the split have not yet been revealed. But we’re guessing they’ll pop up sooner than later.

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Mariah Carey Expecting Twins?

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The National Enquirer claims that Mariah Carey has not one, but two buns in her oven. She and hubster Nick Cannon are apparently expecting twins! Mariah supposedly used fertility treaments and visited the California Reproductive Center on Mothers’ Day. A source juiced, “Mariah is gushing that she’s going to have twins.” A rumour’s flying that she’s also already turned two bedrooms into adjoining nurseries in Canon-Carey  in L.A. Now will they be called Mariah 1 or Mariah 2? Only time will tell. That and M.C herself, as her her husband stated.

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LeAnne Rimes Speaks Out About Affair And Her Divorce

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LeAnn Rimes is finally speaking out. She’s been in the news all of last year for all the wrong reasons. Her seven year marriage to Dean Sheremet ended with her stating, “After much thoughtful mutual consideration, Deane and I have agreed to move forward with dissolving our marriage. This decision was amicable and we remain committed and caring friends with great admiration for one another. Thank you so much for all of your continued love and support – it is deeply appreciated.” Then came the backlash due to her affair with the married actor, Eddie Cibrian.

The country star opened up about all the drama saying, “I did one of the most selfish things that I possibly could do, in hurting someone else. I take responsibility for everything I’ve done. I hate that people got hurt. But I don’t regret the outcome.” Rimes and Cibrian are very much together and their respective divorces will be finalized soon. They met while filming the TV movie  Northern Lights in November 2008. Rimes says that it wasn’t till several months later that their relationship “tipped over” revealing, “It was very emotionally driven. I never once thought what I was doing was okay.”

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Jack Osbourne Denied A Restraining Order Against Ex-GF

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Jack Osbourne is running a little scared these days. His uber-pricey Aston Martin was keyed all over (ouch) by a woman who has now been identified as his ex-girlfriend Niki Cloyd. Unfortunately for her, while she was channeling her scorned rage into slashing his car, a surveillance camera caught all of it on tape. And the cops saw it all when they came to investigate at Osbourne’s Hollywood Hills mansion where the crazy went down. They tracked her down and arrested her for felony vandalism.

Osbourne also asked a judge at the L.A County Superior Court to grant him a restraining order against her. The request stated that the 24-year-old Cloyd  “is apparently in a state of unpredictable rage, and I fear that she intends to do further harm to me or to my property.” Jack also claims Niki “went through my telephone text messages, my private computer files, and flew into a rage, destroying property in my home.” It was denied because of insufficient evidence for a restraining order. But the judge did offer Jack-o some words of wisdom saying, “Don’t allow her in your home.” Really. You don’t say.

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Lindsay Lohan Coke Habit Busted By Urine Test

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So much for that photograph being a set-up. She could try to harp on about it being one, but we doubt anyone’s going to listen now. Lindsay Lohan was high on cocaine when she took that insane ride which resulted in her DUI arrest which, as we know led to her wearing a SCRAM bracelet and drug testing. Her urine test says so!

TMZ has got documents that state that LiLo’s urine tested positive for cocaine, even though she provided a sworn statement in court writing, “I don’t do drugs. I am sober. Promises in Malibu, CA, I left 2 wks ago or so & completed my stay & am & will continue to be drug free.”

Police had found half a gram of coke in her pants pocket when they busted it, but some butterfingers spilled it all over the floor of the jail! She was booked, but never charged for possession. Her story (before the urine test) was, “I am wearing a pair of borrowed jeans from a friend/assistant … She wore a pair of my jeans …” She’ll probably need a new tune now.Lindz has also taken two other drug tests as part of her probation and passed both.

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Chris Brown And Bow Wow Shut Out

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Way to be party crashers, dudes. Chris Brown and rapper Bow Wow decided to make themselves unwelcome while hitting the town this week. They waltzed into a listening party for Drake‘s new album at MSR studios uninvited. It was hosted by the Cash Money crew.

They then cruised over to the Meatpacking club SL, but that’s when they got owned. They couldn’t even get inside the door because they were turned away by security. How’s that for celebrity. A source reported, “They showed up with a huge entourage all trying to get in, but they were totally denied at the door.” Bow Wow and Brown slunk off with their tails between their legs to Greenhouse where they partied with Brandy and her brother Ray J.

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Paul McCartney Awarded By Barack Obama

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How lucky is Barack Obama. He gets the best seats at the best concerts and meets the best musicians. Paul McCartney included. Mr. President was presenting the former Beatle with the Gershwin Prize for Best Song at a big concert in the White House.

And who woulda thunk it, but Sir Paul that he was “slightly nervous”  before the East Room tribute concert. It’s line-up was in incredible. Faith Hill, the Jonas Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Seinfeld, Jack White, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris and Dave Grohl included.

FYI: McCartney is the third recipient of the Gershwin prize, awarded by the Library of Congress and it’s named. After the songwriting brothers George and Ira Gershwin. It’s previous recipients were Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon.  Sir Paul also mentioned he’d grown up listening to music by the Gershwin brothers.

He was awestruck too commenting, “For an English kid growing up in Liverpool, the White House – that’s pretty special,” he said adding an aside for Obama, “He’s a great guy so lay off him.”

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