Felicia Hawke

Felicia Hawke is one of the first authors to join our team and we are very proud to have her on board.She currently covers the celebrity and beauty fields.Felicia is addicted to good looks and a great beauty advisor.Contact her at Felicia.Hawke@dailygossip.org

Megan Fox hooked up with Shia LaBeouf while filming Transformers

Actor Shia LaBoeuf recently confessed to Details magazine that he and Transformers co-star Megan Fox hooked up during the filming of their first movie in the series.

This is not the first confession of La Beof regarding Fox. Lately, he as been pretty loose-lipped. Earlier this month he said that the sexy 25-year-olf hottie had been fired from the Transformer franchise because her potty mouth. He also said that Fox couldn’t handle her sex symbol status. Megan Fox’s role in Transformers has been given to Victoria’s Secret Lingerie model Rosie Huntington – Whiteley and it appears that the audience was thrilled with the choice.

Now back to LaBeouf’s latest confessions. In the August issue od Details he says he and Megan have dated, mixing work with pleasure. Look, you’re on the set for six months, with someone who’s rooting to be attracted to you, and you’re rooting to be attracted to them” he told Fox. “I never understood the separation of work and life in that situation. But the time I spent with Megan was our own thing, and I think you can see the chemistry onscreen”, he added.

But when asked about whether Megan was seeing Brian Austin Green back then, the actor started saying I don’t know, man. I don’t know. And after repeating this for a while, he sort of concluded with “It was what it was.”

It looks like their “own thing” became the world’s thing as LaBoeuf decided to go public with that information. Megan Fox, who is now married to Beverly Hills 90210 star Brian Austin Green, will have some explaining to do. One thing is for sure: even if we have to take what the actor said for granted, at least until Megan gives a reply to this, it I for sure one of the techniques of attracting the attention to himself and the upcoming movie, as Transformers is only a few day away from hitting the theaters.

Court says California can’t ban violent video games

This Monday, the Supreme Court has refused the initiative of the State of California which consisted in regulating the access of the children to the movies and videogames that present graphic violence. The Court arguments that the state does not have the power to “restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed”, even if the intentions are to protect them.

“No doubt a state possesses legitimate power to protect children from harm” Justice Antonin Scalia, “but that does not include a free-floating power to restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed”. The federal appeal to ban the sale or rental video games to minors was lost on a 7 – 2 vote. If approved, California could have limited the access of anyone under the age of 18 to violent video games. Any retailer selling or renting such products to minors would have paid a fine of 1,000 for each infraction.

Scalia said that in the US there is no tradition of preventing children to witness depictions of acts of violence in the same way depictions of “sexual conduct” are. He pointed out that many of the fairytales include violence, like Hansel and Gretel, Show White, or Cinderella.  In any of these stories, in their original form, people can find acts of cruelty. In the Snow White and the seven dwarfs story, unlike the Disney movie, the evil Queen has an atrocious and cruel death: she has to dance in red hot slippers until she dies. In the original Cinderella story, her step sisters don’t get away that easily: their eyes are pecked out by doves. And who doesn’t know the final moments of the old hag’s in Hansel and Gretel? The two children trick her into the hot oven and let her bake to death. “Certainly the books we give children to read — or read to them when they are younger — contain no shortage of gore” Scalia concluded.

However, Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Stephen Breyer, the ones who voted for the law, said that The First Amendment says nothing about the freedom of speech of the minors, without passing it through their parents or guardians.

Earth’s closest encounter to asteroid this Monday

NASA has announced that the earth had its closest so far encounter to an asteroid this Monday afternoon. The experts estimated that the 2011 MD asteroid would be so close to our planet that its trajectory would be changed by Earth’s gravity force. NASA assured people they didn’t need to worry as it posed no danger.

We just witnessed one of the rarest moments in the history of mankind and of our planet. NASA recently discovered an asteroid was expected to pass within 7,600 miles of Earth. The asteroid is between 16 and 60 feet wide and was first seen on Wednesday through a robotic telescope in Mexico, United States. The International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center in Massachusetts released the news on Thursday.

The trajectory of the asteroid
The asteroid passed over the southern area of the Atlantic Ocean, near the coast of Antarctica. It passed around 16.00 GMT. The event could be seen in several parts of the world. The Sky & Telescope magazine said that the father south you are, the better you can see it and the farther west you are within the southern zone the shorter the sight will be. However, from this part of the world, you could have taken the closest look at the asteroid as it passed the Earth. “The asteroid peaks brighter than magnitude 11.0 at the places where the closest approach is visible, and it’s already about magnitude 12.5 — fairly easy to spot in an 8-inch telescope — by 14:30 UT, 2½ hours before closest approach.”

The first forecasts of the experts said that 2011 MD will be pass 100 miles closer to earth and 3 and a half hours sooner. The asteroid has been seen from South Africa, Antarctica, Southeast Asia, Eastern China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and all Western Pacific.

Previous asteroid encounters
Minor Planet Center says that according to its charts, this is the fifth recorded asteroid that passed so close to our planet. The last one was sighted June 2, this year. It was 10 metre wide and passed between the moon and the earth. Another one was detected October 7 2008, a few hours before burning up in the atmosphere. The “2008 TC3” was best seen from Sudan. Other asteroids have been recorded in January 2009, May 2009 and September 2010.

Lilly Cole To Play Greta in Show White and the Huntsman

The carefully selected cast for the upcoming Snow White movie has been completed with actors Lilly Cole and Sam Spruell.

Lilly Cole is going to play the role of Greta. At this time, there are no details on her character.
Sam Spruell will be playing Finn, a henchman who served the Queen. After the evil Queen finds out that the huntsman hasn’t killed Snow White, but they have joined forces, she sends him to kill them both.
Kristen Stewart, whom you best know from the Twilight Saga, where she played the role of vampire Edward’s great love, Bella, is now playing Snow White.
The huntsman is handsome actor Chris Hemsworth, whom you can see starring in Thor. He is playing Thor, the god of Thunder, son of Odin. He got the role of the huntsman after several more popular actors turned down the role – Johnny Depp, Viggo Mortensen, and Hugh Jackman.
The Evil Queen Ravenna is played by one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood, Charlize Theron. She was given the role over Angelina Jolie and Winona Ryder.
 
The movie is a new take of the classical fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The original story says that Snow White, the daughter of a King and the step daughter of an evil queen is cast away into the woods. A huntsman takes her there as he is ordered by the queen to kill her because she is the most beautiful being in the world. The Queen’s jealousy has no limits, but the hunter is touched by the girl’s tears and lets her go. In the movie, we see him more present into her life as she has to hide away in to woods. He acts more like a guide and a mentor to her, teaching her how to survive.

Snow White and the Huntsman is directed by Reupert Sanders from a screenplay by Hossein Amini. The movie is produced by Joe Roth and Palak Patel. The production is set to start this fall.
The fans of Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and the other actor cast in the fairytale will have to wait until June 1st to see the movie. Until then, they can enjoy the trailer that promises a journey to the fantastic world of the imagination. 

Peter “Columbo” Falk dies at age 83 of Alzheimer’s

TV icon Peter Falk, best known for his role in the series “Columbo” has died of Alzheimer’s at age 83. He died on June 23,at home, in Beverly Hills, California, according to a statement released on Friday by Larry Larson, who is a family friend.

Peter Fak has been diagnosed with the most common form of dementia, Azheimer’s disease, in 2009. His personal physician had reported back then that Falk had slipped into dementia after a series of dental surgeries he had suffered in 2007. Dr. Stephen Read stated that is was not clear what the factors in the operation that triggered the illness were. It could have been the anesthetics or something else. The actor’s mental condition worsen over time. Read said that at one point he couldn’t even remember the character that made him famous, detective Columbo.

Peter Falk has died leaving behind two daughters, Catherine and Jackie, a wife, Shera Danese, and countless friends and fans. He once said bout death that it was “just a gateway”. His memoirs were published in 2006 under the name “Just One More Thing”, the famous quote of all times of his character in the movie, Columbo. In every show, the detective would turn around to another character, generally the suspect, and said “Ahhh, there’s just one more thing…”

A large number of actors paid a tribute to Falk. One of them is actor-comedian Michael McKean. He said “Falk’s assault on conventional stardom went like this: You’re not conventionally handsome, you’re missing an eye and you have a speech impediment. Should you become a movie star? Peter’s correct answer: Absolutely.”

Rob Reiner, the director of the movie “The Princess Bride” in which Falk starred, said “there is literally nobody you could compare him to. He was a completely unique actor”

Today we lost someone who is very special and dear to my heart. Not only a wonderful actor but a very great friend, Gena Rowlands said. She co-starred with Falk in the movie “Woman Under The Influence” in 1974.

The best way to remember Peter Falk is to celebrate his life and his great work.

Sara Ramirez got an engagement ring

Following the trend of celebrity weddings this year, actress Sara Ramirez is about to start her own family, as she received an engagement ring from her beau, Ryan Debolt, Us Weekly reports.

Grey’s Anatomy fans may be more familiar to Sara’s work. In the popular series, she played Callie Torres an orthopedic surgeon who, after a tormenting romantic life discovers new things about her sexuality.

A representative for Ramirez told Us Magazine that the two lovebirds were thrilled to announce their engagement, which took place in Paris, France, on June 17, 2011.

Sara Ramirez, 35, is also a singer. She is best known in the music field for her interpretation in the musical Spamalot where she played Lady of the Lake in 2005.
She was born in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. She is Three quarters Mexican and one quarter American. When she was 8 years old, she moved with her mother in San Diego, California. She graduated from Juilliard School in New York City and debuted on Broadway in 1998 playing Wahzinak in the play The Capeman. In 2005 she won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Lady of the Lake in Spamalot.

Ramirez was cast in the Grey’s Anatomy series in the second season. She played the role of Dr. Calliope Torres – Callie – and in the third season she already became a regular. Her character is a former Chief Resident and an orthopedic surgeon at Grace Mercy West Hospital in Seattle. She comes froma very wealthy family, who lives in Florida. After many ups and downs in her romantic life, calie discovers that she is in love with colleague Arizona Robbins ( played by Jessica Capshaw). After breaking up a few times as well, the couple decides to get married.

Sara Ramirez once confessed to Oprah during a special show on Grey’s Anatomy series, that the producers of the movie, having seen her perform on Broadway, asked her to come and play in their series on ABC , anyone she likes. She picked Grey’s Anatomy as she was a big fan. It looks like her character was a lucky charm for her.

Pottermore mystery unveiled: Harry Potter e-books

Writer J.K. Rowling, the famous author of the Harry Potter series held one more ace in her sleeve, after the TV saga ended: Pottermore – a website that recently appeared online, that promised a surprise for the fans. After much speculation on what the surprise would be, Rowling has finally unveiled the mystery: Harry Potter e-books.

Associated Press reports that on Thursday J.K. Rowling presented for the first time the electronic Harry Potter books, thus putting an end to the Harry Potter status as one of the most popular holdouts that digital publishing was competing against. “You can’t hold back progress,” she explained. “E-books are here and they are here to stay.”

At the moment, the stories of the popular wizard boy and his friends will be available as e-books as well as audiobooks. They will be sold exclusively on the Pottermore website.
Just a few days ago is you were accessing the website, you would have seen the message “coming soon” limited at the edges by two interactive owls. As of today, the interactive site unveils an enchanted desk room and a message saying Pottermore will be open to all in October.
“Pottermore is a free website that builds an exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books” the website description says. It also states that the fans can find out how to enter Pottermore earlier by acessing the website again on July 31.

Also, J.K. Rowling left a video message for the fans. She says that Pottermore presents the same story, but with a few important additions. Just as the experience of reading requires that the imaginations of the author and reader work together to create the story, so Pottermore will be built in part by you, the reader.”

The e-books will be compatible with popular e-readers such as Kindle by Amazon,  Apple’s iPad and the Sony reader. “Pottermore will be the place where fans of any age can share, participate in and rediscover the stories.” Rowling added. Fans will be abe to purchase magic wands in the Diagon Alley, travel to Hogwarts like their favorite characters and also be part of one of the school’s houses.

Hollywood celebrities will not keep breast implants for life

Food and Drug Administration says that the breast implants are not to keep for a lifetime. So the plastic surgeons of the Hollywood celebrities will have much work for the future.

Reuters reports that FDA is working on revising the safety labels for the silicone breast implants. This happens as a result of the data received from the long-term studies which also showed a link between the products and a rare form of cancer. “The key point is that breast implants are not lifetime devices,” stated Jeff Shuren, who is the director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. He also said that the longer a woman has her implants, the more prone she is to a number of complications.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons in the United States announced that there were almost 400,000 breast enlargement or reconstruction procedures in the country in 2010. Some were with saline implants, some with silicone implants. The studies showed that 70% of the women who needed the breast surgery to deal with a physical trauma and 40% of those who just wanted breast enlargements had to come back within the period of 10 years for a new intervention.

According to the FDA reports, the most common complications were localized: hardening of the breast area around the implant, rupture or deflation of the implant, and the need for some additional operations. Other unwanted effects include the wrinkling of the implant, asymmetry, too visible scaring, pain and soreness (more than usual), redness and infection around the incision.

This means that a huge number of celebrities will change their breast implants within this decade. Among the thousands of beauties that made use of silicone in order to complete de diva image, there are
• LeAnn Rimes – she added a pair of small breast implants to her petite figure
• Sophia Bush – the One Tree Hill star has also chosen small implants and they are said to be the best small breast implants ever.
• Courtney Cox – she made some small but significant change to her silhouette, adding cup B implants instead of her original cup A.

Galliano’s verdict to be published in Elle and Vogue

One of the lawyers for Galliano’s accuses on anti-Semitic behavior asks for the publication of the trial’s verdict in two of the most famous fashion magazines: Elle and Vogue. Geraldine Bloch’s attorney also asks for an article on the verdict in the daily French newspaper Le Figaro and a symbolic financial covering of the damage of 1 euro, Reuters reports.

In February 2011, fashion designer John Galliano was at a fancy bar drinking. And drinking. And drinking. Apparently he had a bit too much to drink. He was caught on video declaring he loves Hitler. He was talking to some women at the table. One of them recorded the event on her cell phone. At one point he added – talking to one of the women – that her parents “would be f****** gassed and f****** dead” in a Nazi camp. Though the women were amusing themselves until that moment, they got visibly irritated and asked “What’s your problem?” He then said: “With you? You’re ugly.”

The incident led to Galliano’s dismissal from the Dior fashion house. If found guilty, the designer faces up to six months in jail and a fine of almost 22,000 euros. That is almost 32,000 dollars.

The accuses in the case are brought by two people: the woman at the bar in the Febryary 24 incident, who claims she had ever heard of the notorious designer until the night of the encounter and another woman who was a victim of Galliano’s verbal abuse back in October 2010.

Galliano’s lawyer, Aurelien Hamelle, stated that the reason behind his client’s behavior is entirely the alcohol consumption. He said he would call a toxicology expert to testify that the designer was under the influence of several substances, which made him lose control over his reactions, both verbal and behavioral. Apparently John Galliano is addicted to alcohol, Valium and sleeping pills. One other argument that comes to support the idea that Galliano’s behavior that night in February was just a slip and not the ideas that he believes in, is a series of letters that depict him as a open-minded and tolerant person, who interacted great with people all over the world, no matter the race and other particular social aspects.

Patty Baena speaks of relationship with Schwarzenegger

After a month of hiding from the press and the public eye, the Schwarzenegger household’s keeper, Mildred Patty Baena gave an interview to Hello magazine, speaking about her relationship with “Arnie”, with Maria Shriver and with her 13-year-old son, Joseph. 

Patty Baena became a celebrity overnight. Well, not that kind of celebrity that would get a star on the Walk of Fame. Her public image was the one of “the bad guy”. The public believes that she is guilty for the break-up of the Schwarzenegger-Shriver couple. With that kind of image, it is no wonder she didn’t want to have anything to do wth the press. But now, UK’s Hello magazine has managed to “tame” the waters for her and her son, in order to get her side of the story. Here is what she declared in the interview:

“As Joseph grew and I started to see the resemblance that I wondered – but it became more apparent as time went on.” So, one year ago, the teenage boy found out the truth. How do you think he reacted? Well, like all normal teenagers that find out their dad is a superhero: “Cool!” he said. According to the mother, the boy looks forward to spend as much time as he can with his father.

Mildred recognizes that everyone in the love triangle had a certain vision on the paternity of the boy. While she herself wondered is Arnold as the father (or her husband at the time), the Terminator didn’t say anything on the subject. Ever!. With his wife, Maria, things were more complicated. As time went by she became suspicious, as Patty confesses. “She would say things like, ‘I’m here if you need to talk” And at one point she wanted to put all cards on the table. The aftermath was highly emotional and it involved many tears. “She cried with me and told me to get off my knees. We held each other and I told her it wasn’t Arnie’s fault, that it takes two.”

Baena admires both Maria and Arnold. “She was so strong” she said about her former 55-year-old employer and hope there is still a chance they would get back together. “He’s a good man and I know he’s suffering too. He loves Maria.”