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Halle Berry biography

Born August 14 1966, in Cleveland, Ohio, Halle Maria Berry was raised by her mother Judith, a psychiatric ward nurse, with her older sister Heidi. Judith's husband, Halle's father, walked out on her family when she was only 4 years old.

Although living in a single parent household was somewhat tough, Halle's mom managed to move the family out of the inner city neighborhood and into the suburbs of Cleveland. Because the neighborhood was predominantly white, Halle and her sister were treated cruelly because of their dark skin.

Determined not to let the color of her skin get the better of her, Halle made it a point to make friends, while her dream of becoming an actress had already begun to surface.

By the time Halle reached high school, she was a cheerleader, an honor society member, editor of the school paper, and class president. Not surprisingly, she was crowned her high school's prom queen.

In 1983, when she was only 17 years old, Halle's boyfriend at the time entered her name in the Miss Teen Ohio beauty pageant. Once again, it's no surprise that Halle got to wear the crown in that competition.

But it didn't stop there, Halle won many other high-profile competitions, including Miss Teen All American, Miss USA and Miss World. Once she was done raking in points by winning pageant after pageant, Halle continued her education at Cleveland's Cuyahoga Community College in 1986, studying broadcast journalism.

Unfortunately, Halle didn't complete her degree -- she left the program to pursue a more glamorous career in modeling, and started studying acting in Chicago. Although Halle auditioned for soap opera and drama guru Aaron Spelling for a part in Charlie's Angels and didn't get the part, Spelling encouraged Halle to pursue her dreams of being an actress.

Halle moved to Manhattan, where she immediately landed her first TV gig in Living Dolls. Although the show was short-lived, Halle was more determined than ever to become a great actress.

Halle got her first big break in 1991, when Spike Lee cast her as a crack-addicted woman in Jungle Fever, starring opposite Samuel L. Jackson. She was so determined to execute the role perfectly that Halle actually interviewed real addicts and stopped bathing 10 days before filming the racially-charged film.

Soon after that, Halle reverted back to television and had a recurring role on the popular nighttime soap opera, Knots Landing, in 1991.

But the big screen was where Halle wanted to be and she soon landed another part, this time playing Damon Wayans' exotic girlfriend in the film The Last Boy Scout (1991), which also starred Bruce Willis

As with her Jungle Fever role, Halle delved into this role wholeheartedly, so much so that she convinced a Hollywood strip-club owner to let her dance on stage.

In 1992, Halle landed a starring role opposite none other than the comedy man himself, Eddy Murphy in Boomerang. In 1993, she and married Atlanta Braves right fielder David Justice. Unfortunately, the marriage was short-lived and they divorced in 1996.

Halle made an equally unwise decision in 2001, after she married soul singer Eric Benet only to file for divorce in 2003.

Halle decided to take a lighter acting job and starred in the 1994 movie The Flintstones, but Halle's riveting big-screen role as an illiterate addict who abandons her child in a garbage can in 1995's Losing Isaiah shot her star up high.

Unfortunately for Halle, she missed the role of a lifetime when she passed up the lead role in the film Speed, which ultimately worked wonders for Sandra Bullock's career.

Other movies that Halle starred in include Executive Decision (1996); Race the Sun (1996); B*A*P*S (1997); Bulworth (1998); and Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, for which she won a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy for Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV movie.

In 2000, Halle starred in the live film adaptation of the cartoon strip X-Men, as Storm/Ororo Munroe -- along with fellow mutants Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and Famke Janssen

Halle has also returned to modeling, as a spokeperson for Revlon. And because Halle was diagnosed with diabetes not too long ago, she is an avid volunteer of the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

Unfortunately, Halle made headlines when she was charged with a hit and run in 2000, and pleaded no contest -- the judge ordered her to perform 200 hours of community service. She also made news when she was allegedly paid a $500,000 bonus to reveal her breasts in a scene in 2001's hacker film, Swordfish.

Audiences can see more of Halle in the film Monster's Ball, in her critically-acclaimed portrayal of a death row convict's wife. Halle received the 2002 SAG award for Best Actress in Monster's Ball and made history at the Oscars as the first black actress to receive a Best Actress Academy Award. Her Oscar triumph has cemented her as an A-list actress.

But this doesn't mean there's no room for action blockbusters; Halle appeared as Jinx in the James Bond film, Die Another Day (2002), and the second installment of what looks like an X-Men franchise (2003).

Between roles in Gothika (2003), The Set-Up (2004), The Guide (2004), Nappily Ever After (2004) and the title role in Catwoman (2004), Berry is proving to be one of the busiest women in Hollywood.

Although Halle's talent and beauty usually make headlines, she made the news again when her alleged abusive ex-lover was finally revealed as Wesley Snipes.

Halle has accomplished much fame and fortune in her professional career, but it's evident that she's going to be around for quite a long time.

Halle Berry filmography

• Things We Lost in the Fire: 2007
• Perfect Stranger: 2007
• X-Men: The Last Stand: 2006
• Robots: 2005
• Celebrity Naked Ambition: 2003
• Gothika: 2003
• Monster's Ball: 2001
• B.A.P.S.: 1997
• Boomerang: 1992

Paris Hilton Is Free

Paris Hilton Is Free free from jail Paris Hilton, the celebrity socialite, walked free from jail in California on Tuesday after serving roughly half of her 45-day sentence for driving-related violations.

Hilton served roughly half of her sentence
The 26-year-old blond hotel heiress left the Century Regional Facility in Lynwood, California, amid a mass of cameras before being whisked away in a car with her parents Rick and Kathy Hilton. She made no statement.

Hilton was sentenced to probation for three years after a drink-driving incident last September.

But on two occasions in the following months she was stopped by officers who discovered her driving on a suspended license.

The second stop landed her in court and then in jail.

advertisementHaving been initially released after a day’s incarceration due to psychological problems, a tearful Hilton was ordered back into prison for a further three weeks by a judge.

Hilton, the star of the reality TV show The Simple Life, will discuss her time behind bars on Wednesday when she appears on CNN’s Larry King Live.

It emerged today that objects from Hilton’s rubbish - such as dog food tins and a used toothbrush - are available to buy on eBay for a starting price of $40 (£20).

The items are said to have been taken from the star’s garbage outside her Los Angeles home.

source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Paris Hilton's Trash for Sale on eBay

LOS ANGELES - So, how much would you pay for an empty dog-food can if you thought it was snatched from Paris Hilton's trash? So far the answer is $0.

But the people from HollywoodStarTrash.com are counting on someone forking over at least $40. That's the starting bid listed on eBay for the can that once contained a helping of Party Animal organic gourmet. Bidding closes Sunday.

As of midday Monday, the can had no takers. Nor had anyone put down a bid for the used toothbrush, the Hilton fan letter or the Hilton-autographed postcard also said to have been plucked from the hotel heiress' garbage.

According to a video placed on hollywoodstartrash.com, a guy wearing an Uncle Sam mask tracked down Hilton's address from a map to movie stars' homes. Then he and a colleague, who remains off camera, sneaked into Hilton's neighborhood before dawn on a recent Thursday and absconded with six bags of garbage.

"We discovered that Paris Hilton throws out a well organized and quite neat bag of trash, save for a few Cobb salads and banana peels," says one of the two.

Neither immediately responded to an e-mailed request to elaborate.

Their Web site indicated that as time goes by they'll be sifting through other celebrities' trash and offering it for sale. A man identified as a lawyer, who appears on the video, tells them their actions are legal as long as they wait for celebrities to put their trash cans out on the street and don't trespass on their property.

As to whether the trash is really Hilton's, they place the following statement on each of the eBay offerings: "We guarantee that each item comes from the trash bins outside the celebrity's home!"

Paris Hilton expected to be out of jail

Dealing with jail time for driving offences was difficult, but now Paris Hilton faces the aftermath.

The 26-year-old heiress is expected to be released from a Los Angeles County women's jail early this week, and she professes a desire to shift her life's course.

But unlike most newly released inmates, Hilton has a trail of photographers in constant pursuit and a career based largely on partying and posing for pictures.

Hilton insists she is a changed woman after serving time behind bars.

"I would like to make a difference," she told TV interviewer Barbara Walters in a call from jail. "God has given me this new chance."

Saying it is one thing and doing it is another, said Dorian Traube, a professor of social work at the University of Southern California.

"If this indeed has changed her, then the transition will be very difficult because she'll have to find a new purpose in life" beyond being queen of the party scene, Traube said. "Her life will have to change drastically, which is going to be tricky because she's going to be in the public eye more than ever."

So long as she keeps her driver's licence current and does not break any laws, Hilton will complete her probation in March 2009. She can reduce that time by 12 months if she does community service or records a public-service announcement, the city attorney's office said.

But Hilton and her family have hardly shied away from the media during her time behind bars. That constant attention, along with society's "sick fascination with failure," will make Hilton's transition more challenging, Traube said.

"She has almost set herself up to fail because there's been so much talk about how she's a changed person, how she found religion and she prays all the time," she said. "People are bitter for the notoriety she has for having done very little other than party, so they're standing around waiting for her to fail."

Abandoning her party-girl image, stamped by her appearance in a sex video, in favour of a philanthropic one will bring emotional costs, too, said psychologist Jeremy Ritzlin, who ran a halfway house for recently released federal prisoners.

Hilton will be frustrated as she learns "whether she can rein herself in or not without it making her too crazy," he said. "She's not going to have an easy time adjusting because she's led a hedonistic life of escapism where she doesn't have to deal with who she is and what her problems are in the world."

Making a public service announcement against drinking and driving would be a good move for Hilton, said David Brokaw, a longtime Hollywood publicist.

"That would say she's serious" about changing, he said.

"The American people don't hold a grudge if somebody genuinely says 'I was wrong, I made mistakes, I'm sorry,"' Brokaw said. "If she says that and it's verified by what she does, then she's on her way to maybe even better acceptance and interest than ever before."

Hilton told E! News last week that she plans to build a "transitional home" to help recently released inmates readjust to freedom.

"These women just keep coming back (to jail) because they have no place to go," Hilton said. "It's a really bad cycle and if we stop it now, we can make our community a better place."

She said she is "much more grateful" after spending time in jail.

"I appreciate everything now and I think there was a lot of bad people that I was around," she told E! "I don't want to surround myself with those types of people anymore."

Only time will reveal whether Hilton has really changed, said veteran publicist Michael Levine.

"The soap opera, where it's been filled with drinking and drugs and porn videos, is very, very popular and compelling," he said. "If she turns the story to another, will it remain popular?"

source: www.thewest.com.au

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Cameron Diaz Biography

  • Name : Cameron Diaz
  • Date of Birth : August 30, 1972
  • Place of Birth : San Diego, Calif., USA
  • Sign : Virgo
  • Height : 5' 9''
  • Hair : Blond
  • Eyes : Blue
  • Education : High school
  • Occupation : Actress / Model
  • Companion : Jared Leto
  • Sister : Chimene
  • Recognition : In 1998 she was chosen by People Magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
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  • 955 South Carrillo Drive
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Cameron Diaz was sixteen when she got her big break in life. She was at a Hollywood party when she ended up speaking to, and eventually dating, a fashion photographer who landed her a modelling contract with the Elite Modelling Agency within a week of knowing her. She went to Japan with another young model (15) to further her modelling career shortly afterwards.For five years afterwards she travelled from country to country and fashion capital to fashion capital. From Paris to Morocco to Milan and even to Australia and eventually hooked up with boyfriend Carlos De La Torre whom she stayed with for five years in a Hollywood apartment.By the time she landed herself a role in the film The Mask, starring comedian Jim Carrey, she was already an accomplished actress appearing in commercials for Calvin Klein, Levi's, and Coca-Cola as well as being on magazines such as Seventeen and Mademoiselle. She was 21 and had much experience in the modelling world. However, she had begun to feel that there was more in her future than just modelling and she eventually decided to turn from modelling to acting. She initially got a small role in the movie but got bored “practising with the choreographer so that he knows the steps he gonna teach the real girl who gets the job? The director, Charles Russell, who realised what she felt, managed to convince the producers at New Line Cinema to give her the female lead role and so she launched her acting career.A month into the production of the movie she discovered the scale of the movie and got an ulcer realising the pressure set upon her according to the success of the motion picture. After this experience, and a case where she injured herself in training for the film Mortal Kombat, studios became wary of taking her on and so fate would have it that she returned to the world of big time modelling and independent films. She gained a role in the movie the Last Supper?in 1995 saying she decided to do so to gain experience working with other actors seeing as how she had little experience. In 1996 she earned roles in Feeling Minnesota and She The One along side big stars Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Aniston and in the film lead Above Water? She doesn fail to show off her model figure in most of these films and they are all worth a view. She was named N.A.T.O. female star of tomorrow in that year and now with experience in several films she has a growing following of fans.Since then she has starred in My Best Friend Wedding along side Julia Roberts, A Live Less Ordinary with Trainspotting star Ewan McGregor, and most recently There Something About Mary along side long time boyfriend, Matt Dillon. Rumour would have it the two have now broken up but reports are vague.Soon she will appear again on the big screen in the films hear And Loathing In Las Vegas?and an Any Given Sunday? Her latest film, Very Bad things, is out in the States at the moment and will be coming out soon across Europe.

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Fun with Dick and Jane ( 2005 )

Shrek 2 ( 2004 )

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle ( 2003 )

Gangs of New York ( 2002 )

The Sweetest Thing ( 2002 )

The Invisible Circus ( 2001 )

Shrek ( 2001 )

Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her ( 2001 )

Vanilla Sky ( 2001 )

Charlie's Angels ( 2000 )

The Way of the Gun ( 2000 )

Any Given Sunday ( 1999 )

Being John Malkovich ( 1999 )

Very Bad Things ( 1998 )

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ( 1998 )

There's Something About Mary ( 1998 )

My Best Friend's Wedding ( 1997 )

A Life Less Ordinary ( 1997 )

Keys to Tulsa ( 1997 )

Head Above Water ( 1996 )

She's the One ( 1996 )

Feeling Minnesota ( 1996 )

The Last Supper ( 1995 )

The Mask ( 1994 )

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Interesting Facts About 50 Cent:

  • 50 Cent borrowed his stage moniker from a late Brooklyn druglord named Kelvin Martin.
  • 50 dabbled in boxing in his teenage years

50 Cent's Early Life:

Life hasn't always been smooth-sailing for 50 Cent. He grew up in a poverty-stricken province of South Side Jamaica, Queens in New York. As a teenager, he was was fondly known as Boo-Boo. At age 8, 50 went from not having enough to not having his mom around. His mother was murdered allegedly over a drug-related incident.

50 Cent Learns "How To Rob":

Having ran the streets as a drug kingpin, 50 Cent was eager to find an escape route. Jam Master Jay, one-third of Run-DMC, took 50 under his wings and helped him perfect the art of song-writing. Desperate to get his own shot at success, he later hooked up with production duo, Trackmasters, and released the controversial single, "How To Rob." Using "How To Rob" as a podium, 50 called out every successful artist at the time, citing ways/reasons he could rob them.

I Got Shot 9 Times:

Despite the media frenzy that accompanied "How To Rob," 50's debut album (Power of the Dollar) was never officially released. Things grew worse when 50 was attacked by a gunman outside his grandmother's house on May 24, 2000. He was allegedly struck 9 times. One of the bullets pierced his left cheek, clipped a chunk of gum, and left him with a permanent slur. 50 survived the attack, but his record company, Columbia dropped him afterwards.

Get Rich or Die Tryin':

Fortunately for Curtis, Eminem heard one of his mixtapes and declared him a favorite. A bidding war ensued among the big league labels, but 50 Cent eventually made a move

that would change his life forever--he signed a joint deal with Eminem's Shady Records and Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment, both distributed by Interscope. His major debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin', sold over 800,000 units in its first week. While it featured some potent hits, critics lamented that 50 basked in the shooting incident too much. Get Rich... was later certified diamond for sales exceeding 10 million units.

50 Cent's Numerous Battles:

With success comes great responsibility. Following his sudden rise to fame and insurmountable record sales, 50 soon found himself at odds with other artists, the most prominent being fellow Queens rapper Ja Rule. The story goes that 50 Cent was angered by Ja's failure to acknowledge his presence at a video shoot, prior to 50's major debut. The two have dissed back and forth ever since.

the Album Curtis (2007)

Songs in the Album Curtis (2007)
All of Me Lyrics
187 Lyrics
Amusement Park Lyrics
Come & Go Lyrics
Destiny Lyrics
Fire Lyrics
Follow My Lead Lyrics
Fully Loaded Clip Lyrics
Hand Up High Lyrics
Movin’ on Up Lyrics
My Gun Go Off Lyrics
Officer Down Lyrics
Peep Show Lyrics
She Wants It Lyrics
Smile Lyrics
Still Will Kill Lyrics
Straight To The Bank Lyrics
The Mechanic Lyrics

Amusement Park Lyrics

[50 Cent Talking]

Shawty you dont have to take your pantys off
Just move 'em to the side
If you wanna ride on the roller coaster
Baby come on and ride
It go up and down and round and round
Stand up or get on the floor
Its on tonight I know what you like
I know just how to break ya off

[Verse 1]
Good evening ladies, I'll tell you from the start
I'm hoping you enjoy my amusement park
Theres lots of activities, fun things to do
And I find my pleasure in pleasing you
Some rides go fast, some rides go slow
If you fear heights when I'm high hell yeah I'll go low
It taste so sweet, that sticky cotton candy
If you get carried away
We'll be starting a family
This is a perfect time for a magic trick
Good humor is no fun without the magic stick
Now watch me as I pull a rabbit out a hat
Then you can use the rabbit all over your cat
Applause now thats the first half of my act
I started out like a pimp
Now I'm more like a mac
I dont need your paper just dont fuck with my stack
Oh its like that
yeah its like that

Shawty you dont have to take your pantys off
Just move 'em to the side
If you wanna ride on the roller coaster
Baby come on and ride
It go up and down and round and round
Stand up or get on the floor
Its on tonight I know what you like
I know just how to break ya off

[Verse 2]
Now you can ride the horse round the carousel
Expolsion, trojans, all in the hotel
Put me to the test girl, I dont fail
I work it out, without a doubt
Theres plenty water rising sure to get you wet in the pop
Have your lustious seductions considered or not
Throw a hoop around the bottle
I'll be your teddy bear
Whatever color you like, you know I dont care
I really wanna thank you for attending this affair
Now go encourage your friends to come have fun here
I smile when I speak
But I'm being sincere
Your pass is valid all summer my dear
So at your convenience you can always return
There're so many tricks to the trade you should learn
Suck that, lick that, swollow that lolly pop
forget that, grib that, ride it non stop

Shawty you dont have to take your pantys off
Just move 'em to the side
If you wanna ride on the roller coaster
Baby come on and ride
It go up and down and round and round
Stand up or get on the floor
Its on tonight I know what you like
I know just how to break ya off


Fully Loaded Clip Lyrics

High-speed Ferrari movement
3rd lane switching lanes, whuddup?
Brooklyn, whuddup?
Fa'rock, whuddup?

While Jay and Beyonce was (Mm mm), kissin'
I was cookin' one-thousand grams in my kitchen
While Nas was tellin' Kelis, "I love you boo"
I was shinin' my nine, ya know how I do
I got a fully loaded clip, I be on dat shit
I got-I got a fully loaded clip
I got a fully loaded clip, I be on dat shit (Yeah)
I got-I got a fully loaded clip

[Verse 1]
You wann' problem wit' me? - No problem, it's all good
I ain't fresh out the hood, I'm still in the hood
Black rims, black henny, nigga see me when ya see me
I appear and disappear wit' the heata like Houdini
They parry wit' bullshiit - git'cha azz popped
Don't believe me - ask Fam, they got his head shot
I'm in the cut like germs, I do durrt like worms
Smoke weed, now I'm sure, nigga it's my turn
I fire on ya azz, dem hollow-tips burn, baby burn
I'm screamin' "Fuck the cops!", 'fore I 'round my glock
Test my pistol on my bitch, nigga fuck dat box!
Dat's how P. got knocked, dat's how jewl got drop
But Dre beat dat nigga, go 'head, repeat dat nigga
You might learn a lil' summin' if you learn to stop frontin'
My nigga look easy on three p's b-p's, rollin' locc-in'
I'm runnin' wit' the Dope-man

When Jenny and Jumaine was (Mm mm), kissin'
I was baggin' one-thousand grams in my kitchen
When Puffy just tellin' Cam, "I love you boo"
I was shinin' my nine, ya know how I do
I got a fully loaded clip, I be on dat shit
I got-I got a fully loaded clip
I got a fully loaded clip, I be on dat shit
I got-I got a fully loaded clip

[Verse 2]
Have the dice game, I'm bet it all, you hear what I'm sayin'?
Take grand and I fall betta nigga, I ain't playin'
I tryinna git it, holla at me if ya wit' it
And lace up the chuckas, wit' can ? mothafuckas
My stomach is growlin', they say dat I'm wyllin'
I'm doin' my numbas, I'm gittin' violent
They hearin' me rap and they think dat I'm playin'
Till they see the barrel and they see the flame
I need full co-operation man, give us the chain
The watch, the ring and the grill - we ain't playin'
I fire dat thang, it sound insane
Holla, I got dat news candi mayne

When Jeezy and Keysha was (Mm mm), kissin'
I was baggin' one-thousand grams in my kitchen
When Trina was tellin' Wayne, I love you boo
she was just runnin' games, she told Buck dat too
I got a fully loaded clip, I be on dat shit
I got-I got a fully loaded clip
I got a fully loaded clip, I be on dat shit
I got-I got a fully loaded clip

[Outro w/ ad-libin "I got-I got fully loaded clip"]
Now nigga, lemme show ya whudd I do this right here!
Now, the rugger hold 16!
I put 16 in the clip, I put it in - I got dat!
One in the head, 'till it fell!
I put anutha one in it the clip, I put it back!
Let the bullets burn!


Straight To The Bank Lyrics

Yeah!!! When I'm out in N.Y. boy it's blunts and phillies
When I'm out in L.A. boy it's wraps and swishes
Now Blood walk to this, now Crips walk to this
Now throw it up, raise it up for that gangsta shit
Now Blood walk to this, now Crips walk to this
Now throw it up, raise it up for that gangsta shit

[Verse 1:]
I'm in my Labo maggot, my fo' fo' faggot
Doors lift up I'm like Go Go Gadget
See the shit I got on, homey I hate too
My teflon arm brought my government issues
I'll hit your vertebrae bullets rip through tissues
Your wife on the futon huggin that skitzo
Homey you a bitch you got feminine ways
Heard you got four lips and bleed for seven days
I got fo' fifths and bananas on the case
And got more whips than a runaway slave
Me and Yayo go back like some high top fades
When I made fifty mill, Em got paid
When I made sixty mill, Dre got paid
When I made eighty mill, Jimmy got paid
I ain't even gotta rap now life is made
Said I ain't even gotta rap, I'm filthy mayne

I'm laughin straight to the bank with this (Ha, ha ha ha ha ha, ha, ha ha ha ha ha)
I'm laughin straight to the bank with this (Ha, ha ha ha ha ha, ha, ha ha ha ha ha)
I'm laughin straight to the bank with this (Ha, ha ha ha ha ha, ha, ha ha ha ha ha)
I'm laughin straight to the bank with this (Ha, ha ha ha ha ha, ha, ha ha ha ha ha)
I'm laughin

[Verse 2:]
I see nothin but hundred dollar bills in the bank roll
I got the kind of money that the bank can't hold
Got it off the street movin bundles and loads
Seventy Three Caprice old school when I roll
Breeze pass with the EZ Pass fuck the toll
No more platinum I'm wearin gold
I'm internationally known as the kid with the flow
That brings enough dough it's never enough dough
Shit I need mo' I need shit out the sto'
Baby ble was cold fresh out the flo'
Stashbox by the dashbox incase they want war
Make the purple bring the green in fuck the law
I'm oh so raw, I'm hot I'm sure
I'm like the coolest motherfucker around the globe boy
I set the club on fire I told ya
I'm the general salute me soldier

I'm laughin straight to the bank with this (Ha, ha ha ha ha ha, ha, ha ha ha ha ha)
I'm laughin straight to the bank with this (Ha, ha ha ha ha ha, ha, ha ha ha ha ha)
I'm laughin straight to the bank with this (Ha, ha ha ha ha ha, ha, ha ha ha ha ha)
I'm laughin straight to the bank with this (Ha, ha ha ha ha ha, ha, ha ha ha ha ha)
I'm laughin

Now work it out now, shorty work it out, work it out
I wanna see you, break it down
Now back it up now, you know what I'm about
It's like a bank job I'm rentin them out
Now work it out now, work it out, work it out
Now work it out now, work it out, work it out

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Evangeline Lilly Biography

In 2000, Evangeline Lilly was "discovered" in the streets of British Columbia by the famous Ford modeling agency, but she decided instead to pursue her dream of working in international relations. Six months later, she took the offer to pay for her college tuition. She then appeared in a few commercials but decided to give up on acting.A few years later, a friend urged her to give it another shot, and Lilly landed a couple of nonspeaking roles in the TV miniseries Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital and the film The Long Weekend. She has also had tiny parts on the TV programs Tru Calling, Dead Like Me, and Smallville, as well as the films White Chicks, The Chronicles of Riddick, Stealing Sinatra, and Freddy vs. Jason.Lilly's breakthrough role was the part of Kate on ABC's supernatural drama Lost. Part of a large ensemble cast, Lilly helped rejuvenate the struggling network with her natural talents and charm. Born in Fort Saskatchewan on Aug. 3, 1979, the actress is fluent in French and enjoys several sports, including ice skating, canoeing, kayaking, snowboarding, and rock climbing.Discovered by a modeling agent in her native Canada, Evangeline Lilly ultimately passed on the catwalk and opted for an acting career. After working briefly as an extra, she was plucked from obscurity and cast as ex-con Kate Austen on ABC's hit island drama Lost. In 2007, she received a Golden Globe nomination for her work on the show. Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide

Evangeline Lilly Filmography

Actress - TV:
"Lost" .... Kate Austen (69 episodes, 2004-2007) - Through the Looking Glass (2007) TV Episode .... Kate Austen - Greatest Hits (2007) TV Episode .... Kate Austen - The Man Behind the Curtain (2007) TV Episode .... Kate Austen - The Brig (2007) TV Episode .... Kate Austen - D.O.C. (2007) TV Episode .... Kate Austen (64 more)
"Kingdom Hospital" (2004) TV Series .... Benson's Girlfriend (unknown episodes)... aka Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital (USA: complete title)
"Tru Calling" .... Party Guest (1 episode, 2003) - Morning After (2003) TV Episode (uncredited) .... Party Guest
"Smallville" .... Wade's Girlfriend (1 episode, 2002)... aka Smallville Beginnings (USA: rerun title) ... aka Smallville: Superman the Early Years (UK: promotional title) - Kinetic (2002) TV Episode .... Wade's Girlfriend
"Judgment Day" (2002) TV Series .... JD Girl (unknown episodes)
In Production
Afterwards (2008) (filming)
The Long Weekend (2005) .... Simone
Freddy vs. Jason (2003) (uncredited) .... School Student - Next to Locker... aka FvJ (USA: informal short title)
Stealing Sinatra (2003) .... Model in commercial
Self - TV:
"Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" .... Herself (3 episodes, 2005-2007)... aka Live with Regis (USA: new title) ... aka Live with Regis & Kelly (USA: new title) - Episode dated 21 May 2007 (2007) TV Episode .... Herself - Episode dated 11 January 2006 (2006) TV Episode .... Herself - Episode dated 11 May 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" .... Herself (2 episodes, 2004-2007) - Episode dated 9 May 2007 (2007) TV Episode .... Herself - Episode dated 11 October 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
"The View" .... Herself (2 episodes, 2005-2007) - Episode dated 2 March 2007 (2007) TV Episode .... Herself - Episode dated 25 May 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2007 Golden Globe Awards (2007) (TV) .... Herself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2007) (TV) .... Herself
21st Annual Gemini Awards (2006) (TV) .... Herself - Presenter
"Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show" .... Herself (3 episodes, 2005-2006) - Episode dated 4 October 2006 (2006) TV Episode .... Herself - Episode dated 22 May 2006 (2006) TV Episode .... Herself - Episode dated 18 January 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" .... Herself (3 episodes, 2005-2006)... aka Jay Leno (Australia) - Episode dated 27 September 2006 (2006) TV Episode .... Herself - Episode dated 18 May 2006 (2006) TV Episode .... Herself - Episode dated 17 January 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2006) (TV) .... Herself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006) (TV) .... Herself - presenter
The WIN Awards (2005) (TV) .... Herself
"T4" .... Herself (1 episode, 2005) - Episode dated 31 August 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
"Entertainment Tonight" .... Herself (1 episode, 2005)... aka E.T. (USA: informal title) ... aka ET Weekend (Australia: weekend title) ... aka Entertainment This Week (weekend title) ... aka This Week in Entertainment (USA: weekend title) - Episode dated 17 August 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
"Good Morning America" .... Herself (1 episode, 2005) - Episode dated 25 May 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
"Late Night with Conan O'Brien" .... Herself (1 episode, 2005)... aka Conan O'Brien (Australia) - Episode dated 24 May 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
"Late Show with David Letterman" .... Herself (1 episode, 2004)... aka Late Show Backstage (USA: title for episodes with guest hosts) ... aka The Late Show (USA: informal short title) - Episode dated 12 November 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
Self - video:
Just Yell Fire (2006) (V) .... Herself
Fire + Water: Anatomy of an Episode (2006) (V)
Secrets from the Hatch (2006) (V) .... Kate
Before They Were Lost: Personal Stories and Audition Tapes (2005) (V)
The Genesis of 'Lost' (2005) (V)
Welcome to Oahu: The Making of the Pilot (2005) (V)
Lost: On Location (2005) (V)
Designing a Disaster (2005) (V)
Archive Footage:
"Lost" - The Answers (2007) TV Episode .... Kate Austen
Cinco caras de David LaChapelle, Las (2006) (TV) .... Kate Austen
Lost: Revelation (2006) (TV) .... Kate Austen
Lost: The Journey (2005) (TV) .... Kate Austen
Destination: Lost (2005) (TV) .... Kate Austen

Jessica storms back

Role with punch ... Jessica Alba likes playing an empowered woman in the film with (left) Chris Evans, Ioan Gruffudd and Michael Chiklis / The Daily Telegraph

Returning as the Invisible Woman, Alba reveals there's more to her than meets the eye.

Hollywood actress Jessica Alba has avoided the path of self-destruction that has been walked by fellow celebrities Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan. While some A-list stars are all consumed with hitting the party scene on the sunset strip, Alba says she'd rather ditch the red carpet for a relaxing night in.

However, the beautiful 26-year-old says she would never condemn her peers' actions because she believes their turbulent lifestyles are a way of experiencing life.

In Australia to promote her latest film project Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer, Alba says:

"I don't look at it as self-destructing. I have a moral zen attitude to it all. People go through things in life and normally it's not on a scale that is so visible, it's magnified because they are in the public eye."

Alba is gracious and thoughtful as she answers questions about her crime-fighting role as Sue Storm/ Invisible Woman in the second Fantastic Four instalment.

While she won't answer questions about her personal life "because I think that's what differentiates me from other actors", Alba does touch on an issue close to her heart - breast cancer. The illness haunts Alba's family and she hopes a deal she signed with make-up giant Revlon, which is reported to be worth $5 million, will help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

"My mother, my grandmother, my great grandmother all had cancer and my little cousin has cancer at the moment," Alba says. "It's a horrible disease and I feel that it can be prevented, we just need more money to prevent it and Revlon is all about helping in that way."

In Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer, the foursome meet their greatest challenge yet as the enigmatic, intergalactic herald, the Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. Alba says she has grown with her character through the two films.

"I love what a positive role model Sue is," she says. "It's nice to play a woman who is so empowered and she is not a villain, or nasty or sassy like the usual stereotype of a woman in this type of film. She is more like your mother or sister or best friend.

"She is very loving and kind and she kicks arse. It's rare to see that and I love it."

However Alba says she is vastly different to her alter-ego. "I can relate to her, like every character I play, but I am not like her," she admits. "I am a bit more of a free spirit. I am not regimented in my life. She is a scientist for a living and knows what's going on everyday and she has it planned out. I never know where I am going to be tomorrow."

Alba's rise to superstardom started at the age of 12, when she began studying with acting coaches in Los Angeles and shortly thereafter studied at the Atlantic Theatre Company. Her big break came starring in US television series Dark Angel in 2002 and since then Alba has had steady success in feature films including Never Been Kissed opposite Drew Barrymore, Idle Hands, Honey, Sin City and Into The Blue. Alba says she's beginning to feel the grip of the paparazzi's lens closing in on her personal life.

"I am definitely more visible now than I have ever been in my life and it is what it is and I really don't put that much into it," she says matter-of-factly.

"I work hard, I am a good person and I really love what I do for a living and I hope to do it for a long time. I am in it for a marathon, I am not in it for a short sprint and I think that mentality gives me a different perspective."

The Californian is now gearing up for her most challenging role yet. While Alba will be seen soon in Sin City 2 and romantic comedy Good Luck Chuck, it's her role as a blind violinist in thriller The Eye that's got her excited.

"It was really hard," Alba says of the part.

"I had gone from a romantic comedy with Good Luck Chuck and then went into this psychological thriller playing someone who is blind and has a cornea transplant, plus she is a classical violinist.

"It was the least glamorous movie I have done. I had bruises around my eyes and most of the movie they were bloodshot. It was very interesting.

"That's what I love about this industry, going from one great experience to the next."

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'Sex and the City' is finally set for the big screen

It's Sex and the City, the movie
Time has flown for fans of Carrie Bradshaw and her three gal-pals on the hit television series Sex and the City which aired its last original episode on the HBO cable channel in the US in 2004. Their patience for a long-promised reprise on the big screen may have been about to run out.

But, according to a report in Variety, the wait may soon be over. The Hollywood trade paper contends that a deal has been signed between HBO and New Line Studios to begin shooting a film version in this autumn.

New Line has yet to comment, but all four female leads ­ Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis, who played Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Miranda Hobbes and Charlotte York respectively ­ have supposedly agreed to the big-screen reunion.

There is no word, so far, on which of their many male suitors and partners may return, although Chris Noth, who played Carrie's heartbreaker Mr Big, is also expected to appear, shortly before the closing credits.

Reviving the Manhattan antics of Carrie, with her wardrobe of Manolo Blahnik shoes and designer dresses, reportedly took so long because of contract disputes, specifically with Cattrall.

Celebrity websites have long speculated that she was holding out to be paid on a par with Parker, who got more for the television show because of her role as executive producer. Variety also reported that as part of the film deal, Cattrall has been assured future roles in forthcoming HBO programming.

Parker, who won an Emmy award as Carrie, tried to play down rumours of a rift between the actresses in an interview when she launched her clothing line, Bitten, earlier this year. "It is a very complicated puzzle to put back but not for the reason that people speculate about, because as far as I know, all of the actresses want to be together again for this movie," she said. Asked about a film, she replied: "Never say never."

Most of the original production team are also expected to reunite for the film. The executive producer of the television show, Patrick King, has already written the film's script. The series producer, John Melfi, and its creator, Darren Starr, have reportedly also signed on for the New Line project.

Sex and the City was originally inspired by a newspaper column by Candace Bushnell about her adventures dating and romancing in Manhattan.

First aired in 1998, Sex and the City quickly became a hit for HBO which, like New Line, is owned by Time Warner. It allowed it to emerge from the shadows of the traditional network broadcasters as a company able to produce first-rate comedy and drama. It followed up soon afterwards with its other stand-out success, The Sopranos, an award-winning drama series about a dysfunctional Mafia family in New Jersey.

Jessica Alba's effortlessly fantastic

Jessica Alba

SYDNEY : Watching Jessica Alba work the red carpet effortlessly, it's easy to forget that she's still only 26 and looks even younger. Wearing an outrageous pair of boots that could've been lifted from the Sin City set, the California girl takes the hormonal screams and the occasional grab at her elbow in her stride. This isn't Beatlemania, but it's a disconcerting experience for the casual observer.

Standing behind her on the red carpet outside a Sydney cinema, I make a rather obvious, and some might say, shallow observation: Alba is stunning. Her smile alone justifies the invention of motion pictures. This woman was born to play the iconic Nancy, the mesmerising exotic dancer in Sin City, and is surprisingly comfortable with her sexuality on screen. But Alba is adamant that a character's sexiness doesn't influence her project choices.

"It was funny that Sin City became what it became because I never read the comic books or saw the illustrations for the movie," she told me over a glass of mineral water at the InterContinental Hotel the next day.

"All I'd done was read the script. It said that I had a few scenes opposite Bruce Willis, which sounded great to me. And then I turned up in Texas and (director) Robert Rodriguez told me what I had to do and I went, 'Oh my god! What the hell?' So Sin City became something else altogether.

"My intention is never about taking the sexy role, or being the sexy one in the movie."


But the trouble with being Jessica Alba is, you usually end up being the sexy one in the movie. Born to a French-Danish mother and Mexican-Indian father, her genes were always going to be marked "exotic beauty". It's a lazy label for someone who is as American as blueberry pie, but Alba can't escape her sexuality. Even in the family-friendly Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer, out now in Singapore cinemas, Alba finds herself portraying a superhero in the tightest, figure-hugging Spandex suit. Her character, Sue Storm, might be blessed with the gift of invisibility, but she's also noted for her ability to squeeze considerable cleavage into a restricted area.

Her erotic turn in Sin City was voted MTV's Sexiest Performance of the Year, and Alba is now a fixture on men's magazines' top 10 sexy lists. Does she enjoy it?

"Why do I get all the sex questions?" She replied, masking her irritation with a self-mocking joke. "The other actors (in the Fantastic Four) get all the intelligent questions about their careers. But I'm not going to complain.

"You know, it is part of being in this business. Magazines need to do whatever it takes to keep them in the news. Compiling a list of sexy people is just a way to achieve that. Because I'm lucky enough to be employed in the movies, thank God, I just happen to be in the limelight."

Being attractive undoubtedly helps. The popcorn crowd will happily fork out for a Jessica Alba movie such as the mediocre underwater adventure caper Into The Blue when the posters depict her in a skimpy bikini.

She then confirmed every geek's fantasy when she portrayed a dirty dancer in a cowgirl costume in Sin City.

To her credit, Alba continues to take roles in smaller movies to stretch, if not break, the bonds of being a sex symbol. She played the title character in the period drama, The Sleeping Dictionary, which was filmed in Kuching and has just finished the psychological thriller, Awake, with Hayden "Darth Vader" Christensen.

"That's the way I see my career going. I'm going to mix it up," she said.

"I definitely gravitate towards more challenging roles. I just finished a horror movie remake (The Eye) in which I played a blind classical violinist, so I had to learn to play the violin, which was impossible! And I had to learn Mozart and Beethoven. My God! That really was impossible."


Before the Hong Kong horror remake, she has to promote the all-American superhero sequel. When Fantastic Four came out in 2005, the comic book adaptation underscored the increasing irrelevance of the movie critic. The movie was a critical flop, but a commercial smash, taking over US$330 million ($461 million) at the global box office.

"The critics certainly underestimated the fan base of the Fantastic Four comic books," Alba insisted.

"The characters were a light-hearted, cheeky family of superheroes. It's not meant to be a dark, violent comic book. The real comic book fans saw it. Families saw it. Parents didn't have to worry about covering their kids' eyes or ears. That's why it was a big hit."

But the original story left a little to be desired. There was a whole lot of talking and what the Fantastics had to say wasn't all that fantastic. Alba received a dreaded Razzie nomination for the year's worst performance, which she can now laugh off. Just.

"I won a Razzie nomination, yeah!" She cheered, punching the air. "I read somewhere that Halle Berry won an Oscar and a Razzie in the same year, so it's about as relevant as that."

Nevertheless, there is a conscious effort to ensure that Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer is a superior movie.

"Of course we want to make a better movie," she said. "It would've been foolish just to throw it out. Besides, it was easier to get back into character because we all had so much chemistry together."


Like the rest of the cast, Alba is signed on for a third movie in the Fantastic Four franchise, but before that, the industrious actress will focus on The Eye, Awake and Sin City 2.

There's no time for any more Tiger Beer commercials. Alba blushes when told that she is perhaps more famous in South-east Asia for a one-off beer commercial than for her movie resume.

"Really? They showed the Tiger beer thing in Singapore for that long? Ha. I didn't know that," she said.

Billy Talent, Avril Lavigne & My Chemical Romance Triumph At MuchMusic Awards

Billy Talent, Avril Lavigne & My Chemical Romance Triumph At MuchMusic Awards

Rock groups Billy Talent and My Chemical Romance and singer Avril Lavigne were among the big winners at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, Canada on Sunday night.
Homegrown band Billy Talent led the winners by picking up a trio of awards, including Best Video and MuchLoud Best Rock Video for "Fallen Leaves" and Favourite Canadian Group.
My Chemical Romance were named Favorite International Group and also accepted the coveted Best International Video - Group for "Welcome To The Black Parade."
Lavigne, who also performed at the star-studded ceremony at the city's Chum-City Building, won Favorite Canadian Artist and Best International Video By A Canadian for "Girlfriend."
Other winners included Nickelback with the MuchMoreMusic Award for "Far Away," Hilary Duff as Favourite International Artist and Fergie's "Fergalicious" being named Best International Video - Artist.

Angelina Jolie hints at reconciliation with father

Angelina Jolie has hinted at a reconciliation with estranged father Jon Voight.

The 'A Mighty Heart' star has not spoken to her Oscar-winning father since 2002 after he accused her of being unstable and an unfit mother.

However, the 32-year-old actress - who was left devastated after discovering Voight had cheated on her late mother, Marcheline Bertrand when they were married - says she is ready to repair their relationship. advertisement

Angelina told London's Evening Standard newspaper, "I am hoping my relationship with my father will be more private in the future. At the end of the day we both wish the best for each other and we'll try to start communicating in some way."

Voight recently expressed his desire to repair his bond with Angelina after she had given birth to Shiloh, her one-year-old daughter with partner Brad Pitt.

Speaking after seeing pictures of a six-week-old Shiloh and Angelina in a magazine, Voight said, "I never saw Angie's face more happy. I saw a deep, deep peace that had never been there before until this.

"She had a beautiful, beautiful look. Both Brad and Angie looked so happy."

"I haven't seen Shiloh yet. I'm looking forward to it, and no, we haven't spoken. I don't have any communication with Angelina."

Angelina - who also has three adopted children, Maddox, five, three-year-old Pax and two-year-old Zahara - has previously hinted that a resolution might be possible.

She said, "I don't hate him. I simply feel we only have so much energy in this life."

Britney Spears Asks Fans' Help in Choosing Title for New Album

Britney Spears Asks Fans' Help in Choosing Title for New Album

Britney Spears needs your help. The pop singer is asking her "most die-hard" fans to help pick a title for her next album. In a posting on her website titled "You'll Never See It My Way, Because You're Not Like Me," the 25-year-old Spears asks fans to choose from several potential titles.
One pokes fun at fellow star Lindsay Lohan: "Omg Is Like Lindsay Lohan Like Okay Like." Other choices include "What If The Joke Is On You," "Down Boy," "Integrity," and "Dignity." Members of Spears' fan club may cast their votes on the website.
Leslie Sloan Zelnik, a spokesman for both Spears and Lohan, didn't immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment.
Meanwhile, Britney Spears' mother claims her daughter is "just figuring things out." Speaking in the latest issue of Us Magazine, Lynne Spears says "It's sad that the whole world had to watch her make mistakes that all of us have made at one time or another."
Three months ago, Britney Spears completed a month-long stay at a rehabilitation facility in Malibu, California. She retreated to the center after attracting publicity for partying with Paris Hilton and shaving her head at a San Fernando Valley hair salon. - VOA News

Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears: Not Alone

Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears: Not Alone

Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears: Not Alone
written June 19, 2007
With the deluge of recent press and attention on Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears, one might think that Hollywood celebs are the only young people in the world who are in trouble with the law and who revisit rehab because of their struggles with drugs and alcohol. Unfortunately, they are not alone.
Sean Covey, bestselling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (http://www.7habits4teens.com/) and The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make (http://www.6decisions.com/) and FranklinCovey senior vice president of innovations and products, said, “Drug and alcohol abuse strikes the best and brightest among us and no one is immune, no matter how rich or famous. There are many good people who become alcoholics, compulsive gamblers or drug addicts. They’re really not that different from you and me. They have the same hopes and dreams. The only thing that separates them from the rest of us is a few key choices they made, usually during their teen years.”
A survey, conducted in September 2006 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), found alarming figures of abuse of prescription drugs among young people. There are 6.4 million people ages 12 or older who used prescription drugs non-medically in the past month. Of these, 4.7 million used narcotic pain relievers, 1.8 million used tranquilizers, 1.1 million used stimulants (including 512,000 who used methamphetamine) and 272,000 used sedatives.
A report from the Schneider Institute for Health Policy at Brandeis University in 2001 found that alcohol is the most commonly used drug among young people: it kills 6½ times more youth than all other illicit drugs combined. By the 8th grade, 52% of adolescents have consumed alcohol, and 40% of those who started drinking at age 14 or younger later developed alcohol dependence, compared with 10% of those who began drinking at age 20 or older. Also, 50% of high school seniors report drinking alcohol in the past 30 days with 32% reporting being drunk at least once in the same period.
Covey believes that many young people make the mistake of turning to drugs, alcohol and other negative addictions because they have a deeper need that is not being met:
They are trying to hide pain from the past, like a death in the family, a divorce or abuseThey have something missing from their lives (low-self esteem, past trauma incident)They have a family history of addiction of some kindThey feel insecure and desperately want to belongTheir friends are doing it and they feel pressured by themThey feel confined and want to rebelThey want to escape from their current problemsThey are bored or curiousThen, destructive patterns are established:
They start with drugs at a young ageThey begin by using gateway drugs, like tobacco, alcohol and marijuanaThey move into heavier drugsThey get addicted and their addiction consumes themThey fight the addiction — and sometimes win — but the battle continues throughout their lives“Perhaps you are one of these teen statistics, heading down the path toward addiction. Maybe you’re already hooked. Whatever your situation, remember that it’s much easier to break those habits now, while you’re still a teen, than it will be later,” said Covey.
Covey counsels teens to be in touch with their own feelings enough to know if they are feeling depressed, angry, hurt, rebellious, fearful, insecure or have some other holes in their lives that need to be filled. Instead of filling up those holes with drinking or drugs, he suggests substituting harmful substances or practices with something more satisfying and enduring, such as positive addictions, where teens ‘get high’ naturally.
He offers the following list of Positive Addictions as alternatives:
1. Exercise. Working out and exercising releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers and positive mood-makers. Have you heard of runner’s high, that euphoric feeling you get while running? Nothing can clear your head like a good workout.
2. Sports. Competing in sports is healthy, consuming and addictive. Sports will help you meet new people and keep you so occupied you won’t have time for the drug scene.
3. Music. Develop your musical talents. I have a friend who discovered he had a great gift for music at about age 13. Despite never taking a lesson, he became the best guitarist in the school. His music consumed him and when he was down, he’d play his guitar instead of drowning himself in drugs.
4. Service. Losing yourself in service has always been the best way to forget your own troubles.
5. Hobbies. Find something you love to do and get good at it. Whether it is photography, cooking or astronomy, hobbies produce a natural high without the big crash after.
6. Learning. Get turned on by learning. Read voraciously. Take advanced placement classes or college courses at your school. Pour your heart into it.
7. Family. No one cares more about you than your family, including cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents. When you’re hurting, cast your burdens upon them, instead of looking for another outlet.
8. Faith. Practicing your religion or beliefs alone or with others can give meaning and purpose of your life and offer you standards to live by.
9. Friends. In times of trouble, when problems are overwhelming, lean on good friends. Talk through your problems with them instead of the bottle.
10. Journal writing. Your journal can become your best friend, your solace, the place where you can let out all your emotions and not be judged.
Covey said, “Whether you are a famous Hollywood celebrity or an average, everyday teen, if you or others think you have a problem with substance abuse, the first step is to admit it to yourself. Then, get help from your parents, a good friend, a support group or a counselor. There are many treatment centers, programs and support groups that can help. You’re better off if you don’t try to fight it alone. Don’t procrastinate, get help now. It will only get harder the longer you wait.”
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No Candy for Britney Spears

No Candy for Britney Spears

Britney Spears and Candy don't mix. The wild child pop tart and prime paparazzi target is the latest to receive a stark "You made me do it" reminder from one Candy Spelling that she needs to keep her clothes on. It doesn't appear that the message has taken hold as Britney was spotted after the letter was posted falling out of her dress. Still Ms. Spelling gives it a try.
No Candy for Britney Spears
The letter, posted on TMZ.com, follows similar missives Spelling has fired to Paris Hilton and Joe Francis, in a bid to help them save their careers.
Her message to Spears reads, "Dear Britney. Why, if you have to slither in and out of cars, do clumsy imitations of gymnasts and wear clothes that are just too tight, trashy or skimpy, do you have to pose in front of photographers all the time?
"We've seen the body parts, poses and clumsy attention-seeking tricks before. You're wearing out your welcome. Some people never can turn away from a train wreck, so who can blame the photographers for waiting for your next one? Do you really want captions such as TMZ's own 'Victim of Pap Smear' and 'Does Britney Change Clothes for Cash' to be your legacy? You can do much better."

Jessica Alba enjoys sex and one-night stands

THAT'S FANTASTIC: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer star Jessica Alba has revealed she enjoys sex and likes to have one-night-stands with guys.

Fantastic Four star Jessica Alba claims she doesn't expect a relationship with someone just because she has slept with them.

She told America's Cosmopolitan magazine: "I just wanted to see what it was like to be with different people. I don't think a girl's a slut if she enjoys sex.
"I could have a one-night stand, and I'm the kind of girl who looks over in the morning and is like, 'Do you really have to be here?' I don't need to cuddle and do all that stuff because I know what it is and I don't try to make it more."
Meanwhile, the stunning actress recently admitted her early onscreen kisses were "gross".
She said: "I was 12 years old and had to kiss this guy who was gross and never brushed his teeth.
"Then, at 14, I had to kiss a guy who was 32 or 33, and I was like, 'Ewww!' I didn't want to do it!"
However, the Sin City beauty says her kissing experiences have since improved and her current boyfriend Cash Warren "is the best kisser in the world".