February 21, 2018

Justin Beiber to Debut New Fragrance Wristband

justin-beiber-fragrancePop Tart Justin Beiber has announced the debut of his new fragrance, My World.

My World is different in that instead of releasing it in a traditional bottle, Bieber's fragrance will come in scented wristbands and dog tags. The scent will reportedly last a year. Whew!!!

MTV reports that the fragrance will hit Wal-Mart stores beginning on Black Friday Nov. 26, the day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, and traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.

Bieber has partnered with Etoile Nation Beauty to create the product, which will be expanded to additional retailers, including specialty stores, next year.

"This Justin Bieber juggernaut is never going to end. Justin is a total grassroots phenomenon," said Michael Ferrara, president of Etoile.


“Hiccup Girl” Jennifer Mee Arrested for Murder

jennifer-meeJennifer Mee, better known as "Hiccup Girl" has been charged with murder in Florida this weekend.

Ms. Mee was charged wit first-degree murder.  According to police, Mee was involved in a robbery gone bad on Saturday. Officials say Jennifer Mee lured a man, herself, into an ambush, in which he was robbed at gunpoint, struggled with her and was shot dead.

According to police, Mee and the other two suspects "admitted to their involvement" in the crime and have each been charged with murder as a result.

All three could face the death penalty if convicted.

Mee, had suffered from a rare condition which made her hiccup 50 times a minute for five weeks.

Loredana Jolie Writes Tells All Book About Tiger Woods

No, there's no relation to Angelia, but it is one of Tiger's many foray's come back to haunt him this Halloween season.

The first tell-all book from one of Woods’ many bedroom conquests, claims the “largely endowed” golfer liked three-way sex with women, fantasized about men and was stuck in a marriage to an uncaring gold digger.

“He liked to watch girl-on-girl, and the girls would occasionally join us,” Loredana Jolie dishes in “The Real Diary: Lessons from the Good Time Girl to Champion.”

“I would make him fantasize,” writes the 27-year-old Bronx-born escort. “I would ask him what if I had another guy here with me while he was there with me. It kind of turned him on a little.

“He didn’t say he would try it. It would just turn him on.”

The new book and gossip memoir goes on sale next month, ahead of the first anniversary of the Thanksgiving SUV crash that exposed Woods’ sex-crazed adventures.


Zach Galifianakis in Awkward Interview

For Zack Galifianakis, sometimes its actually tough being a star.  All kidding aside, you never know when you are going from the frying pan to the fryer.

In this case for Zack Galifianakis, it was Texas FM radio host and local television personality Gordon Keith. Galifianakis was in the Good Morning Texas studio to promote his new movie It’s Kind of a Funny Story. Keith, who’s no stranger to the awkward interview, Between Two Ferns-ed the pants off his interviewee. Galifianakis appears taken aback when Keith asks him to compare and contrast his latest release to every other movie ever made, but eventually starts playing along.  Very odd.

Between Two Ferns is one of the web’s most watched series and Galifianakis is quickly transitioning from a popular name in the alt comedy scene to an A-list celebrity.

Political Analyst Juan Williams fired from NPR

Political analyst Juan Williams has been fired from National Public Radio for the remarks he made regarding Muslims. Juan Williams made controversial comments about Muslims on the Bill O'Reilly Fox Show.

Williams is quoted as saying on the show "I mean, look, Bill, I'm not a bigot. You know the kind of books I've written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous",.

While referring to suspected Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad, Juan Williams said, "He said the war with Muslims, America's war is just beginning, first drop of blood. I don't think there's any way to get away from these facts."

Williams has not commented on his impending dismissal.

Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill Again?

The WSJ has reported that Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife, Virginia, earlier this month called Anita Hill, now a professor at Brandeis University, seeking an apology. During Justice Thomas’s confirmation hearings in 1991, Hill alleged that Thomas, as her boss, had sexually harassed her at the Education Department and later at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Thomas vehemently denied the allegations.

“I did place a call to Ms. Hill at her office extending an olive branch to her after all these years, in hopes that we could ultimately get passed (sic) what happened so long ago,” Virginia Thomas said through a spokesman. Hill said she didn’t take Mrs. Thomas’s Oct. 9 voicemail as conciliatory.

“I certainly thought the call was inappropriate,” Hill said through a Brandeis spokesman. “I have no intention of apologizing because I testified truthfully about my experience and I stand by that testimony.”

“Good morning, Anita Hill, it’s Ginni Thomas,” the message went. “I just wanted to reach across the airwaves and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband. So give it some thought and certainly pray about this and come to understand why you did what you did. Okay have a good day.”

A Play Date with Katy Perry

Katy PerryKaty Perry's songs have sold more than 32 million downloads. Her success is built on playful flirtation which she calls "the art of the tease". Perry is unstoppable with a runaway summer hit of California Girls, and Teenage Dream which went straight to Number One. She was then asked to make an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman.

She was greeted at the studio by hundreds of fans and paparazzi. Perry has become the most talked-about and photographed pop star on the planet.

Her recent duet with Elmo was bumped from Sesame Street when fans object to her excessive cleavage.

Asked if she was nervous, "No" she replies. "It's Cool". Asked if she likes to create waves sometimes. "Of course, I do. I'm from California."

Perry started singing at nine as a gospel singer. Her church bought her first guitar for her 13th birthday. Her parents, are born-again evangelical pastors. She was signed to a Nashville gospel lave and released her first album in 2001 under the name "Katy Hudson". She was signed and dropped by 2 labels.

Capitol picked her up, changed her name to Katy Perry and released "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008 which spent 7 weeks at Number One. She insists there's more to being a pop star than a change of dress or hair. It has to spawn from talent.

Just like meeting British comedian and actor Russell Brand who is now Perry's fiancee. They've become the the hot couple of the tabloids. Perry likes to create fireworks. Katy's career shows no sign of losing it's spark.

Jade from China

Jade BoatCreamy white stones of semi translucent jade tumble down from the mountains of Tibet to southern Xinjiang. Chinese buyers began arriving here in the early 1990s. Khotan is mad about jade when traders from ancient Rome and Constantinople traveled their way to Xi'an via the Silk Road.

The finest jade has become more valuable than gold fetching $3,000 an ounce- a tenfold increase from a decade ago and has turned Khotan cotton farmers into jade tycoons.

The region is convulsed by ethnic strife and the manna has enriched both the Khotan's native Uighurs (Turkic-speaking Islams) and Han Chinese. Tourists flock the jade bazaar to by miniature buddhist figurines, stalking tigers and overpriced rocks.

In 1600 BC the Shang dynasty royals slept on jade pillows, signed edicts with jade chops and interred their loved ones in jade-like frocks. Contemporary Chinese say that it has medicinal and even magical powers. Jade provides the link between physical and spiritual worlds bolstered by the jade's tendency to change color when worn on the body.


Big Splash

Job Thinking"Avoid the tendency to make big decisions before you really know what you're talking about" is Richard R. Buery Jr's advice. Chief Executive of New York's Children's Aid Society, Richard answered a few questions in an interview with Adam Bryant.

The first time he was somebody's boss was at a summer camp for kids in a housing project in Roxbury, Boston. He was in charge but not responsible for their careers. College and high school students were working for modest wages and Mr. Buery Jr had to create a plan and be accountable.

"It was a great experience. I love getting people excited about an idea. That's really what it's about." He had to convince parents to take care of their kids and potential employees that this would be a great way to make Type A Harvard kids do good things with their summer.

The lesson learnt was that there is nothing that's not possible, but you need confidence and support from mentors. Partners and mentors need to be just as committed to a successful outcome. The importance is experiencing the challenge. My strategy for finding mentors is asking interesting people whom I admire to have lunch, ask them some questions and for feedback. Most important at Children's Aid is to be clear and concise in communication.

Growing up in a community where most aren't doing well, and to have the opportunity to do well yourself somehow has an effect on you. It's a sense of anger and outrage and wanting to do something to channel the unfairness into action.

Take time to learn and listen before making a big splash to prove your worth. Pay attention to everything that matters, be a good person and train people well. One of the reasons I want to be an entrepreneur is I didn't want to have any more bad bosses. People should be honored for the work they do, treat each other well and be valued.

When recruiting people I look for those who are equally ambitious, driven and angry, who don't like the way the world works and want to make a fundamental change about it. Skills are important too, but you can't teach passion. I need people who are comfortable and clear about achieving impact in a results-driven environment. I also look for people who have had personal and professional adventures and tried different things. That's what makes a good employee, a good leader, and a good colleague.

Richard's advice to new grads is to try crazy things, explore what they love and find their passion. Don't worry about a career plan. "It's worked so far for me"

Jennifer Lopez’s American Idol Judging Deal Almost Complete

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez is reportedly in the final stages of negotiating a deal to appear as judge on American Idol's next season show and could be inked as early as next week. Lopez would fill one of the open seats left by Ellen Degeneres and Simon Cowell.

Producers of the show consider the singer to be one of the best mentors to appear on the program and is a huge American Idol fan while Degeneres was reportedly criticized for her lack of music critiquing skills.

A big name such as Jennifer Lopez is an effort to revitalize the show which has been losing ratings in the last few seasons. However, a report from People magazine states Lopez's demands got out of hand and the network had had enough.