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

Michael Jackson has committed suicide because of debt

A  lawyer  of doctor  Conrad Murray,the last doctor  of the singer Michael Jackson accused of manslaughter, said that “King of Pop” would have committed suicide due to financial problems that he had.

Lawyer Ed Chernoff said in a document filed with the Superior Court of Los Angeles defense argument will be that Michael Jackson was the victim of despair and had taken a series of desperate measures that have caused death. Lawyer seeking access to financial records of the “King of Pop”, which had debts of 500 million dollars in his death.

Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50 years in a rented residence in Los Angeles from an overdose of propofol, a powerful anesthetic that the artist was using it as a sleeping pill.

Murray’s defense, which the prosecutor  of  California accuses for the fact that he left  the singer unattended after being administered propofol, the star’s suicide hypothesis already evoked during preliminary hearings, but without specifying the reasons behind this hypothesis.

Ed Chernoff said that in the time of the death, Michael Jackson was in a desperate financial situation, adding that the star would have given himself a lethal dose of propofol to terminate his life.

Judge of the case, which in these days is busy with jury selection before the start of the trial, set for May 9, could take finnaly the decision to accept the acces of doctor’s lawyers to Jackson’s financial records.

According to prosecutor David Walgren, this claim is nothing but an artifice of the defense of  the doctor Murray invented to divert attention from the substance – which proved negligent doctor Murray, who was Jackson’s fatal.

According to the indictment, Murray has abandoned the patient after the dose of propofol, and medical care that he gave to the American star was “very far from accepted standards. “

Guilty/Not Guilty

Witnesses called to the bar during the preliminary hearings have made a portrait at all flattering to the doctor, making it look sloppy, incompetent and an expert in the art of dissimulation.

Murray admitted that he administered propofol to singer Michael Jackson on the day he died, but did so at the behest of the star.

Murray doctor has pleaded not guilty. He may, if he will be convicted, a sentence of up to four years in prison.

Judge Michael Pastor of the Los Angeles Superior Court authorized the presence of cameras in the courtroom, provided that they do not disturb the process.

Super Hot Blake Lively talks about ‘Green Lantern’ movie

Blake Lively couldn`t pass unnoticed in this super daring dress that she wore it to CinemaCon Awards – an event that rewards the best players of the year. Blake has never gone home empty-handed -she was awarded with “Breakthrough Performance”.
 
Blake Lively walked on stage to receive the trophy in a Marchesa dress – short, red veil, transparent and bare back. Shoes, as Blake has accustomed us in her appearances, are extremly spectacular.
Very short dress reveals her silhouette – perfect size and flawless legs without cellulite . However veil red dress was not quite liked by all the fashion critics.

“Gossip Girl”  star had already baptized a Christian Louboutin shoes with her name – “Blake”, and a new deal with Chanel. We find it not so hard to believe this because in a short time she had become a style icon of the new generation.

Blake Lively is the new image for advertising campaign for Chanel handbags.
Blake was photographed by Karl Lagerfeld at the history Chanel headquarters, Rue Cambon . The designer describes it as perfect as a picture of Chanel. Chanel handbags new line consists of five different rectangular shape, with the trademark Chanel chain handle is made ??of, padded and available in various colors.
The promotion campaign will be officially made ??public this month.

Google launches online magazine

Without doing such a big fuss from this, Google launches its own online magazine, a quarterly publication which is supposed to create “breathing space in a busy world”. Google’s magazine it’s called “Think Quarterly” and it counts 68 pages with articles about the impact of the world of data upon business.

Actually,  the magazine is made for Google’s advertisers and business partners. “Like most companies, Google regularly communicates with our business customers via email newsletters, updates on our official blogs, and printed materials.” they say. As  you can guess by the name, the publication will come out only four times a year. 
     What you will definitely notice about “Think Quarterly” is the amazing edit and design, it’s a kind of  piece of art. Readers have the option to read it in a Flash-based format, flipping pages by clicking their mouse, or can read web-optimised versions of each article. Those who have created the design of the magazine are team from agency The Church of London.

The publication is available  just online, on its website or for mobile devices. Most of the Google’s new magazine articles are interviews with Google executives and important technology leaders, including Google Chief Economist Hal Varian  or Vodafone UK manager Guy Laurence. As an introduction for  “Think Quarterly” Matt Brittin, Google’s managing director of UK & Ireland operations said: “In our company, we often think that speed is the forgotten ‘killer application’, the ingredient that can differentiate winners from the rest.” he said. Also he added that is perfectly aware that people will be as much as satisfied with their service, as fast as they deliver results.
    You can form your personal opinion about the magazine by accessing thinkquarterly.co.uk. The future edition is scheduled to appear in May.

Oprah Winfrey ends her show in two months

    After 25 years on air, Oprah Winfrey ends her show in two months from now. The final episode of  “Oprah Winfrey Show” will be broadcasted on May 25, as the famous television host announced. “I love this show, and I love it enough to know when it’s time to say goodbye. Twenty-five years feels right in my bones, and it feels right in my spirit – it’s the perfect number, the exact right time.” she said.
    Oprah’s talk-show, which is currently syndicated in 145 states, transformed her not only into a  star but also into a cultural and social phenomenon.

A while ago in November 2009, Oprah announced that she plans to end the running of the show, when it’s going to celebrate 25 years from the first time it was aired. Since 1986, Oprah Winfrey show offered her audience memorable moments, memorable interviews with memorable guests including Bob Hope, Liberace, Tom Cruise or Michael Jackson. Over 24 seasons she won thousands of loyal fans, appreciation and recognition.

The Oprah Winfrey Show’s open atmosphere and bare-faced conversation gave another perspective to the talk show genre and made Winfrey one of the most influential television personalities in the US. Also recently she was  declared the richest black woman in the world. Ending her show, doesn’t mean the end of her career. She owns a cable network, a satellite radio and also several books and magazines.    
    Regarding her remaining shows Winfrey promised to work together with her production team in making them all spectacular, joyful and memorable.

New Words in Oxford English Dictionary Online – LOL,OMG

As online language became more and more popular lately, it was about time for LOL and OMG to be added in the Oxford English Dictionary. Along with other “words” (for instance the symbol for heart)

LOL and OMG were added in the newest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, that came out online on Thursday. The recently released edition of the dictionary also revises more than 1.900 entries and includes many other new words, besides the ones above. So what is the definition of OMG and LOL according to OED?

If you looking for the meaning of LOL you will find the following definition: “Originally and chiefly in the language of electronic communications: ‘ha ha!’; used to draw attention to a joke or humorous statement, or to express amusement.” On their blog post, OED added: “The intention is usually to signal an informal, gossipy mode of expression, and perhaps parody the level of unreflective enthusiasm or overstatement that can sometimes appear in online discourse, while at the same time marking oneself as an ‘insider’ au fait with the forms of expression associated with the latest technology.” 

What’s there more to say than LOL?

If we think about it, the history of LOL it’s interesting and funny at the same time. How many of you knew that this word was used long time ago in the sixties? But of course, the meaning was not the same as today. Back then, LOL meant “little old lady”.

Maybe LOL and OMG are not such unexpected additions as the heart symbol is. It’s not even a word, it doesn’t  have letters, how can you add it in a dictionary? As an explanation, Oxford says: “This update may be the first English usage to develop via the medium of T-shirts and bumper-stickers.”

Wyclef Jean was shot in the hand !

On Saturday, March 19, the hip-hop star Wyclef Jean was shot in the hand. The unfortunate event happened in Port-au-Prince, in Haiti, said his spokeswoman Cindy Tanenbaum. Being a native of Haiti, the star was there for supporting his friend Michel Martelly who is competing for the presidential  post.

According to Tanebaum, there is no reason for worries, because his injury was not very serious. Immediately after the incident, the artist was transported to the hospital where he received the treatment he needed. A few hours later Wyclef left the hospital, and at the moment he is in a good state. “He is doing well” his spokeswoman said. Also the musician’s brother, Samuel, confirmed on Twitter that he is ok: “We have spoken to Wyclef, he is OK. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.”    
    Details about the accident are not known yet, as representatives for the Haitian National Police could not be contacted for any comments.

The circumstances and the identity of the person who shot the artist remain a mystery for now. The presidential elections were initially scheduled in 2010, but they were canceled after the earthquake that hit the country in January last year.

Wyclef Jean came on his native lands to encourage his friend Michel Martelly (also a musician) in his competition with a former first lady for the presidential office.

Jean and Martelly performed together in a concert last week, in the same location he was shot Saturday. Jimmy Rosemond, who accompanied Wyclef Jean in Haiti also had something to say concerning the events: “It is clear that enemies of progressive change in Haiti are behind the shooting of Wyclef, those that don’t want to accept that a monumental change is inevitable for the betterment of the Haitian people.” An interesting fact is that last year the ex-Fugees member wanted to be one of the presidential candidates, but after the Haiti’s electoral council refused him, he decided to focus on music. He announced his plans to release an album this year, which will be called: “If I Were President: The Haitian Experience”.

Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper broke up

    After Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, another celebrity couple have followed: Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper broke up. It’s definitely something in the air at Hollywood, considering the last events.

As the spring comes up, the love goes away. Bridget Jones star, 41, and the younger Bradley Cooper, 36, start dating in 2009 although they met for the first time long ago, in 2005.

Last fall they decided to move together in the same house, but it seems that wasn’t an inspired movement.     During their relationship they have rarely spoken about it, in fact they never officially confirmed it, but there where some love proofs they made for each other.

For instance, Renee missed the ceremony of Golden Globes this year in January, because she wanted to be next to her boyfriend when his father died and he went through very difficult moments.

Bradley Cooper told in an interview for Entertainment Tonight that he loves her: “I can’t say enough about her, I just love her. I loved coming to work. I love acting with her. I can learn so much from her”.Both Cooper and Zellweger experienced short marriages before: Cooper was married with actress Jennifer Esposito, and Zellweger with singer Kenny Chesney. None of these marriages lasted more than six months.
    The first time when rumors about their break-up were spread, was last month. From the rumors to the reality it was only one step. So far, their reps have no comments.

Lauryn Hill’s daughter, Selah debuts in modeling

 It seems that Selah Marley inherited not only the talent from her mother, but also the beauty. After she already tried and enjoyed the music field, Lauryn Hill’s daughter debuts in modeling and she pose for the Teen Vogue April cover. She is photographed by Victor Demarchelier.

What fits Selah Marley best? Singing or modeling?

At her 12 years old, the girl is really something but what do you expect from the famous Lauryn Hill daughter and the same time granddaughter of Bob Marley? With such famous and talented people in her family it was actually odd for her to do nothing. Asked about her future plans, little Sellah told she wants her own record business and maybe a musical career. She’s not decided yet, but she definitely has a lot of time to do it, considering her age. For now, Selah is testing the water in both singing and modeling career. Actually, Teen Vogue described her as a singer and model with talent in her genes. Meanwhile, the beautiful little girl spends most of her time at school, doing her homework or with her friends. She’s also a bright student, what could you ask more as a parent?

In the Teen Vogue article it’s mentioned that Selah Marley it’s a very big fan of Justin Bieber: “I am a huge fan of Justin’s. I love his personality, and his looks just take the cake.” she said. About her mom and her music, Selah has a profound respect: “I like her music. It’s very truthful” an regarding the music of her grandfather she said that: “His songs are very soothing.” When your mother is Lauryn Hill and your grandfather is Bob Marley, you were definitely born with greatness in your blood.

The First Lady Michelle Obama writing a book on healty food !

Michelle Obama decided to practice a  talent of hers, so she started to write a book. It’s a pleasant surprise that the first lady becomes a writer, even tough the subject of the book is not very profound. She will write about a garden on the South Lawn of the White House which is her leisure job and also about the importance and benefits of healthy food. The book will be published by the Crown Publishing Group (with whom Obama’s wife already singed a contract), and it has no title yet.

But there is time for that considering that it’s scheduled to appear somewhere in April 2012. Michelle Obama stated that she has no interest in financial earnings after publication, and she will donate all the money to some charities.    
    During a phone interview the first lady said that she is very proud that she and her family can eat fresh fruits and vegetables from their own garden and she thinks it’s important to share this experience with all the people: “We wanted to share the story with the rest of the nation and perhaps with the rest of the world, because we get so many questions about the garden: How did we do it? Why did we do it? How do I do this in my own home or community?”
    The book will be like a guide for a healthy living, an inspiration to make lifestyle changes and it  will “provide ideas and resources for readers to get involved in the movement to create community, school and urban gardens, support local farmers’ markets” said the Crown Publishing.

The content of the book will also include some personal recipes, that Michelle Obama often uses in her kitchen. With this book, the first lady follows a tradition at the White House. Before her, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush also wrote a book.
    While for her writing a book is a premiere, for her husband it’s actually a passion. The president already wrote two books “Dreams From My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope,” both of them best-sellers. Of course his wife intends to ask for his help.  “I will definitely have him be involved and look at it,” the first lady said. “Barack is a wonderful writer and he’s a wonderful writer on so many different fronts.”

Usher sex tape for sale

In December 2009, Usher reported $1,000,000 in valuables, mostly jewelry and two laptops, stolen from his car. Apparently among the jewelry and all the others stuff there was something more valuable than the rest: a sex tape where the protagonists are Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Foster.

The sex tape and also two photos are now offered for sale in Hollywood. Both video and photos are clear enough to realize that it’s Usher and Tameka there. The tape would probably have to be a number of years old, considering that the singer divorced his wife in June, 2009. They have two children together and at the moment their relationship is based on friendship and support in raising the kids.
    A spokesman for Usher had no comments regarding  the possible existence of a tape. Usher is certainly no stranger to the limelight and has already hit the stage with two high-profile performances this year. He was a surprise performer during the Black Eyed Pea’s Super Bowl Halftime Show and performed with  Justin Bieber at the Grammys last month.