Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Declines Due To Work;Betty White Thankful For Marine Corps Ball Invite

Betty White may have been thankful to receive an invite from a Marine who asked her hand to a military affair, but the 89-year-old actress has had to decline.

"I am deeply flattered and truly appreciate the invitation, as everyone knows I love a man in uniform... but unfortunately I cannot accept, as I will be taping an episode of 'Hot In Cleveland," Betty said in a statement to Access Hollywood.As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Sgt. Ray Lewis, who has served in Afghanistan and Iraq, invited Betty via YouTube, following the lead set by fellow marines who were successful in inviting Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake.

Lewis promised to show the Hollywood legend "a good time" if she accepted his invite."She's funny, she's sweet, she's mature. She's the all-around perfect woman," Sgt. Lewis said of Betty. "I really think we'd have a good time. I'm fun, you know. ... I think I can make her laugh. I think she can make me laugh. I think we can laugh together.
Adding, "So, call me!"

On Monday, "Friends With Benefits" co-stars Mila and Justin appeared on NBC's "Today" show, where they confirmed they would both be attending separate upcoming Marine Corps Balls and joked about the excitement surrounding the events."Marines have a lot of balls," Kunis said.While Justin added, "We want to pay honor to our country and embrace their balls."

Emma Watson says she will return to Brown next year

"Harry Potter" star Emma Watson says she plans to return to Brown University to complete her degree.The British actress who plays Hermione (hur-MY'-nee) Granger in the "Harry Potter" series tells The Virginian-Pilot that she remains enrolled at Brown even though she'll study at England's Oxford University in the fall.She says intends to return to Providence in 2012 to complete her studies at the Ivy League school.

Emma Watson left Brown earlier this year, saying she wanted to devote her time to the final "Harry Potter" film and other acting opportunities.The final chapter in the series premiered last week, setting box office records. It took in an estimated $168.6 million domestically from Friday to Sunday. That beats the previous best opening weekend of $158.4 million for 2008's Batman blockbuster "The Dark Knight."

Jennifer Lopez five Ways to Spice Up Her Love Life After Her Split

Jennifer Lopez should hook-up with next or how she should go about it, after all her split from husband of seven years Marc Anthony was just announced this past week when the couple released a joint statement saying,This was a very difficult decision. It is a painful time for all involved, and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time." But given the speed with which celebrities have been known to bounce back after a split, it's only a matter of time before the 41-year-old actress' name is linked to another man.

She could cross over from the FOX network to ABC and star in "The Bachelorette." Besides providing a great big boost in ratings for the program, Lopez could help pioneer a celebrity foray into the series. Of course, the fact that the she will have 25 eligible bachelors to choose from won't hurt Jennifer's love life any.

Let's face it, "American Idol" hasn't had a real juicy Judge/Contestant scandal since Paula Abdul's alleged affair with contestant Corey Clark in 2005. At the time of the allegation, Abdul was only a year younger than Lopez is now, which means the actress is not too only to be caught in a similar scandal. Besides, with the departure of Simon Cowell last season.

Where do you go from relationships with mega stars like Ben Affleck and Marc Anthony? The answer, the British Royal Family of course, after all wasn't Prince Harry just recently spotted in the company of Hollywood blond bombshell Charlize Theron? So why not Jennifer and Prince Harry, since the younger prince's relationship with Chelsy Davy has never been all that solid.

It's time for Jennifer to hook-up with an athlete of equal star power? Recently actresses such as Hilary Duff (hockey player Mike Comrie), Minka Kelly (baseball player Derek Jeter) and Eva Longoria (basketball playerTony Parker) have all gone that route, so why not Lopez? While the success of the relationship may be only short lived, it will at least keep her name in the press for a while to come.

Wendi Deng biography and latest photo gallery..........

Wendi Deng was born 1969 in china and has 2 sisters and one brother. Deng’s father was president of a Chinese factory with her family being relatively wealthy compared to most Chinese residents at the time. After schooling Deng attended Medical College and in 1987 at age 18, she met Jake Cherry a former UNICEF executive, and his wife, who started teaching Deng English.

In 1988 Mr. and Mrs Cherry sponsored a student visa for Deng and she moved to America to live with the Cherry’s and to study at the California State University.In 1990 Jake Cherry left his wife to marry Deng after his wife found photos her husband had taken of Deng in a hotel room. Five months through their marriage, Deng started seeing another man, Cherry and Deng then divorced after two years and seven months of marriage.

Wendi Deng went on to apply and was accepted by Yale University where she pursued her Master of business administration degree. After receiving her degree in 1996, Wendi Deng moved to Hong Kong. On the flight over she met Bruce Churchill from Star TV and obtained a position as an intern through him.

In 1998 Deng met Rupert Murdoch the managing director of Star TV's parent company News Corporation which led to Deng and Murdoch having an affair despite Deng being almost 40 years younger. In 1999 Murdoch divorced his wife of 31 years and married Deng 17 days later. Deng and Rupert Murdoch have since had 2 children.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt was Tying the Knot in France

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt might finally be tying the knot. Question now is -- where will they get married?Venue choices for the occasion are vast for the millionaire couple who have been together for six years ever since they worked together on Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

France is the exotic location that several sources believe is a prime spot for the two to have their wedding. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have recently renovated their Chateau Miraval in Correns, France which comes complete with a 16th century chapel. It seems like a wonderful setting.

Chances are, according to sources, that the wedding will be low-key and will probably focus on including the children who obviously want to see their parents married.So, maybe this time it's for real and whether it happens in France or another place, the wedding will most certainly be beautiful.

Steven Tyler Opens Up About Past Drug Use & The 'High' Of 'American Idol'

Steven Tyler is experiencing a comeback of sorts due to his new gig as "American Idol" judge (while keeping show's producers ready to jump on the censor button due to his wild, say-anything critique approach!) - and the Aerosmith frontman says he's loving every second of his career's explosive resurgence.

Steven, who has admittedly battled with substance abuse in the past, now proudly boasts a year-and-a-half of sobriety, according to People -- a feat he partially credits to the excitement of his reality show gig."I don't snort J. Lo either, though I do breathe her in," he added of his fellow "Idol" judge, Jennifer Lopez.

Left up to my own devices, I probably would have been dead several times over," he told People.In addition to serving as a Season 10 "Idol" judge, Steven has penned a memoir, "Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?" which is slated for release on May 3.

The 63-year-old artist will also appear in an interview on NBC's "Dateline" with Matt Lauer on Sunday at 7 PM.Catch the full Rolling Stone and People interviews with Steven when both magazines hit newsstands on Friday.

Mila Kunis says I don't Going to Marine Corps Ball

Mila Kunis asked the data systems technician gained fame — and apparently a date — when he posted a video on YouTube last week inviting the "Black Swan" star to accompany him to the Marine Corps Ball in Greenville, N.C., in November. The annual event marks the founding of the Marines in 1775.

Her publicist, Melissa Raubvogel, had no comment Tuesday.Moore said Tuesday that he made the video after a fellow Marine bet he wouldn't.Standing on a base in Afghanistan and wearing his uniform and black sunglasses, he says on the 19-second video: "Hey Mila. It's Sergeant Moore, but you can call me Scott. I just wanted to take a moment out of my day to invite you to the Marine Corps Ball on November 18th in Greenville, N.C., with yours truly. So take a second, think about it and get back to me."

The corps' anniversary ball is one of the most important events on a Marine's calendar, according to spokeswoman Capt. Kendra Hardesty. Balls are held at bases and less formal celebrations by units in the field to mark the Nov. 10, 1775, founding of the branch.Balls at garrisons are formal affairs, following a ceremony established in 1952. At each ball, the Marine Corps commandant's birthday message is read, along with a 1921 order issued by Maj. Gen. John A. Lejeune summarizing the tradition and mission of the corps.

Kunis won't be the first celebrity to attend a Marine birthday ball. Other Hollywood stars who've attended over the years include action film actor Chuck Norris and R. Lee Ermey, a retired Marine whose most famous role was an intense drill instructor in the film "Full Metal Jacket."

Jaycee Dugard said I Didn't Know I Was in Labor

Jaycee Dugard says she didn't know she was pregnant when she gave birth to her first child."I didn't know I was in labor," she told Diane Sawyer on Primetime.

She was kidnapped at age 11 in 1991 and held in captivity for 18 years by Phillip and Nancy Garrido, got pregnant at 13, but she didn't understand sex or why she was gaining weight.

Her memoir, A Stolen Life, she writes that the Garridos told her she was pregnant and gave her birthing videos to watch to prepare for labor since there would be no medical care. She gave birth to a daughter in 1994 in the Garridos' backyard.

I saw her,It was very painful, then — she was beautiful," Dugard said. "I felt like I wasn't alone anymore. I had somebody that was mine. I wasn't alone and I knew I could never let anything happen to her. I didn't know how I was going to do that but I did."

Pia Toscano Opens Up About Her Budding Mark Ballas Romance & Five 'Idol' Auditions

Pia Toscano may have been rejected by “American Idol,” but booted contestant Pia Toscano has found someone who is happy to accept her in “Dancing with the Stars” pro, Mark Ballas.

In addition to their recent reported romantic pairing, Pia and Mark will team up for a performance on “Dancing with the Stars” next week, when the New York native will lend her pipes to ABC’s hit dance competition while her beau takes to the dance floor.

As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, reports in early April claimed Pia had landed a record deal with “Idol” mentor Jimmy Iovine’s Interscope Records for her debut album – but Pia said she is not working on a single “yet.”The ballad-loving beauty also revealed she had auditioned for “American Idol” four times prior to making the cut on her fifth shot.

“I kind of just said to myself, ‘I really want to go all the way,’” she told Billy and Kit, when asked why she thought she finally made it through on her fifth try. “And I’ve been sent home so many times – so, I applied everything that the judges told me on what I needed to improve, and I worked really hard, and this is my year.”

Singer Jewel gives birth to a beautyful boy

Singer Jewel and husband Ty Murray have welcomed their own little cowboy.The musician and her rodeo star husband Ty Murray are the proud parents of little Kase Townes Murray, who weighed in at 3.35 kilograms.

"Ty and I are so pleased to welcome our new baby boy into the world," said Jewel. "We are overcome with happiness – it really is as great as everyone told us it would be – better even!"

The stars had been trying for a baby since 2009, following their wedding the previous year. The much-longed-for pregnancy was threatened in March, when she was hit by a truck but she and the baby emerged unscathed.

But on the first day of shooting her Bravo singing competition, "Platinum Hit," Jewel found out she was pregnant. "It was so hard to keep it a secret," she said.When Jewel was five-months-pregnant she was involved in a car accident in which her vehicle was struck by a fire truck -- but thankfully she and her unborn child were unharmed.