Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Madonna Screams To Release Stress

Pop star Icon Madonna resorts to screaming to release her frustration when she's caught in stressful situations. The 48-year-old admits she desperately tries to manage her stress levels, but sometimes lashes out at those around her.

She tells British Elle, "I scream a lot! Sometimes I handle (stress) well, sometimes I don't.

"I take a deep breath or sometimes it's nice to go run really fast on a treadmill for half an hour and get out all of my aggression.

"And I'm surrounded by efficient people who remind me that it's just a job and I'm going to be okay!"

Jake Gyllenhaal Desperately Wanted to Prove He's A Good Uncle

Brokeback Mountain star Jake Gyllenhaal desperately wanted to prove he was a good uncle to new niece Ramona, but became overwhelmed when he attempted to change her diaper.

The star's sister Maggie gave birth to a daughter in October (2006) and he wanted to get the full experience of trying to care for her.

He explains, "I'm an uncle. It's great. It's amazing - except for the diaper changing, which I did once and will never go back to again until it is my own child.

"I wanted to try it out. I wanted to see what it was like. So she handed me my niece and I put her down on the changing table and I un-knotted her organic diaper.

"I (was gagging) and handed her back!"

Victoria’s Secret Launches Five New Secret Embrace Bras

Karolina Kurkova, Alessandra Ambrosio,
Selita Ebanks (Nick Cannon's Wife) and Izabel Goulart

PETA Europe Protest During the Christian Lacroix Fashion Show

Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2007
PETA sure won't give up that easily, I can't believe that woman would go naked in front of all those people. That's crazy but then again it's something plenty of people feels strongly about.

Victoria Beckham Goes Blonde!

I like it, it looks fabulous on her!

Article From Angelina Jolie

Justice for Darfur

By Angelina Jolie
Wednesday, February 28, 2007; A19

BAHAI, Chad -- Here, at this refugee camp on the border of Sudan, nothing separates us from Darfur but a small stretch of desert and a line on a map. All the same, it's a line I can't cross. As a representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, I have traveled into Darfur before, and I had hoped to return. But the UNHCR has told me that this camp, Oure Cassoni, is as close as I can get.

Sticking to this side of the Sudanese border is supposed to keep me safe. By every measure -- killings, rapes, the burning and looting of villages -- the violence in Darfur has increased since my last visit, in 2004. The death toll has passed 200,000; in four years of fighting, Janjaweed militia members have driven 2.5 million people from their homes, including the 26,000 refugees crowded into Oure Cassoni.

Attacks on aid workers are rising, another reason I was told to stay out of Darfur. By drawing attention to their heroic work -- their efforts to keep refugees alive, to keep camps like this one from being consumed by chaos and fear -- I would put them at greater risk.

I've seen how aid workers and nongovernmental organizations make a difference to people struggling for survival. I can see on workers' faces the toll their efforts have taken. Sitting among them, I'm amazed by their bravery and resilience. But humanitarian relief alone will never be enough.

Until the killers and their sponsors are prosecuted and punished, violence will continue on a massive scale. Ending it may well require military action. But accountability can also come from international tribunals, measuring the perpetrators against international standards of justice.

Accountability is a powerful force. It has the potential to change behavior -- to check aggression by those who are used to acting with impunity. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has said that genocide is not a crime of passion; it is a calculated offense. He's right. When crimes against humanity are punished consistently and severely, the killers' calculus will change.

On Monday I asked a group of refugees about their needs. Better tents, said one; better access to medical facilities, said another. Then a teenage boy raised his hand and said, with powerful simplicity, "Nous voulons une épreuve." We want a trial. He is why I am encouraged by the ICC's announcement yesterday that it will prosecute a former Sudanese minister of state and a Janjaweed leader on charges of crimes against humanity.

Some critics of the ICC have said indictments could make the situation worse. The threat of prosecution gives the accused a reason to keep fighting, they argue. Sudanese officials have echoed this argument, saying that the ICC's involvement, and the implication of their own eventual prosecution, is why they have refused to allow U.N. peacekeepers into Darfur.

It is not clear, though, why we should take Khartoum at its word. And the notion that the threat of ICC indictments has somehow exacerbated the problem doesn't make sense, given the history of the conflict. Khartoum's claims aside, would we in America ever accept the logic that we shouldn't prosecute murderers because the threat of prosecution might provoke them to continue killing?

When I was in Chad in June 2004, refugees told me about systematic attacks on their villages. It was estimated then that more than 1,000 people were dying each week.

In October 2004 I visited West Darfur, where I heard horrific stories, including accounts of gang-rapes of mothers and their children. By that time, the UNHCR estimated, 1.6 million people had been displaced in the three provinces of Darfur and 200,000 others had fled to Chad.

It wasn't until June 2005 that the ICC began to investigate. By then the campaign of violence was well underway.

As the prosecutions unfold, I hope the international community will intervene, right away, to protect the people of Darfur and prevent further violence. The refugees don't need more resolutions or statements of concern. They need follow-through on past promises of action.

There has been a groundswell of public support for action. People may disagree on how to intervene -- airstrikes, sending troops, sanctions, divestment -- but we all should agree that the slaughter must be stopped and the perpetrators brought to justice.

In my five years with UNHCR, I have visited more than 20 refugee camps in Sierra Leone, Congo, Kosovo and elsewhere. I have met families uprooted by conflict and lobbied governments to help them. Years later, I have found myself at the same camps, hearing the same stories and seeing the same lack of clean water, medicine, security and hope.

It has become clear to me that there will be no enduring peace without justice. History shows that there will be another Darfur, another exodus, in a vicious cycle of bloodshed and retribution. But an international court finally exists. It will be as strong as the support we give it. This might be the moment we stop the cycle of violence and end our tolerance for crimes against humanity.

What the worst people in the world fear most is justice. That's what we should deliver.

The writer is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Easy Findings

  1. America's Hottest College Girl 2007, Vote Here
  2. Naomi Watt's Boyfriend Confirms Pregnancy
  3. America's Next Top Model is Too Much For The Public Eye
  4. Kelly Ripa Takes A Break A Day After The Oscars!
  5. Drew and Cameron Diaz Smoke Pot On The Beach
  6. Victoria Beckham To Have Her Own Reality Show
  7. Paris Hilton Enjoys Staring at Her Wonky Eye
  8. Britney Spears Crazy Rehab Demands
  9. The Stupid Questions Hall of Fame, Very Funny
  10. Perez Hilton Got Served Again, Poor Guy

Diddy Feels Sorry For His Maids

Sean 'Diddy' Combs feels sorry for his maid because he's a slob when it comes to putting his clothes away.

The rap mogul-turned-style guru admits his worst habit is leaving clothing where it falls when he's at home, and he wishes he could be more considerate towards the people he pays to clean up after him.

He tells Blender magazine, "No matter where I'm at, I don't hang up my clothes. I'm a nightmare for my maid.

"I just always been like that, ever since I was a kid."

New Britney Spears Official Website Layout

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Patrick Dempsey Scared Of Real-Life Medics

Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey is frightened putting his life in the hands of real-life medics - despite playing the role of a doctor onscreen.

The actor admits his time spent in a hospital setting has left him unprepared him for the actual trauma of any health complaints, and has criticised doctors who "don't understand patients' needs".

He says, "It's overwhelming because it's like, there's too many options sometimes. It's like, well, why should I believe the doctors? Shouldn't I get a second opinion? Shouldn't I find a specialist?

"You feel very naive and childlike in a lot of ways.

"You have to give over a lot of power to these people who may or may not understand what your needs are, or care, just because of the volume of work that they're going through."

Angelina Jolie Travels To Africa To Raise Darfur Awareness

Actress Angelina Jolie arrived in Africa yesterday in her role as United Nations Goodwill Ambassador to monitor and raise awareness of the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan.

The Tomb Raider star touched down in N'Djamena in neighbouring Chad because she cannot travel into Darfur itself, due to the violent conditions there.

Jolie is expected to remain in the region for a few days, in her first trip there since 2004. She is due to visit refugee camps near the border of Sudan.

On Friday, the 31-year-old was also elected to join the Council On Foreign Relations, an international think-tank also including US Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice. (source)

Jennifer Hudson Prepared For Dreamgirls On Plane Flight

Passengers on the flight which Jennifer Hudson took to her final Dreamgirls audition were given an early taste of the Oscar nominee's talents - she performed on the trip.

The singer/actress knew she had one final shot at landing the dream role of Effie White in the hit movie musical after three previous auditions and used the flight to perfect her powerful And I'm Telling You ballad.

Hudson says, "They (producers) called at 3pm and had me on a plane by 7pm and they told me to make sure I knew And I'm Telling You inside and out.

"So I'm on the plane learning the song and I'm just singing with people looking, and I'm like, `I'm sorry, honey, but I gotta be Effie right now. I have to get this song together.' I had to get it down."

Britney Spears Can't Find Happiness - Demands Entire Wing At Rehab Centre

Troubled pop star Britney Spears has reportedly demanded an entire wing at the California rehab centre where she is undergoing treatment be cleared - for her privacy.

The Toxic hitmaker, who was admitted to the Promises Clinic in Malibu last Tuesday and re-admitted again on Thursday after checking herself out the day before, doesn't want to mix with other patients, according to press reports.

An insider told British newspaper The Sun, "She wants all the rooms on her wing. It will cost her hundreds of thousands (of dollars)."

Spears was recently visited at the clinic by her estranged husband Kevin Federline and their two sons Sean Preston and Jayden James.

Jennifer Aniston Dating Cameraman Named Mike

22nd Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Jennifer Aniston is reportedly dating a cameraman she met on the set of her Friends co-star Courteney Cox's TV show Dirt. Good for Jen, I hope she finds someone good for her.

Aniston, who split from boyfriend Vince Vaughn in December (2006), met the mystery man, known only as Mike, when she was filming a guest appearance on the programme.

An insider tells British newspaper the Daily Express, "She introduced herself and they started chatting.

"The next day he asked Jen out for dinner. They've been out several times since then, including once to a bowling alley and a dinner date at Marix, one of her favourite LA restaurants.

"She really likes him."

Monday, February 26, 2007

Tom & Katie Holmes is Way Too Close on The Red Carpet

TomKat seriously always looks like they are imagining the red carpet as their bedroom. They seem inseperable, it's cute but sometimes it's just too much.

Victoria Beckham Looks Like A Barbie