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Get an inside look at Niecy Nash’s wedding in Life & Style

Life & Style got an exclusive look into the dream wedding of Niecy Nash to her dream man. Nash, host of Clean House and star of Reno 911!, said “I do” to her new hubby, electrical engineer Jay Tucker on May 28th at the Church Estates Vineyard in Malibu, CA.

The bride wore a vanilla strapless Ines DiSanto gown and gushed about her new groom, “It was a dream come true to be surrounded by family and friends as I married the most wonderful man!” said Nash.

The pair was surrounded by friends, family and a few famous faces, including Brandy, Jerry O’Connell and Rebecca Romijn, and bridesmaid Sherri Shepherd when they exchanged vows and a ten-second long kiss that got quite the reaction from guests.

“It was important that we didn’t have a stiff ceremony,” said Niecy. “The kiss was telling — we wanted it to be so much fun.”

After the big kiss, the guests were entertained by a tear-jerking performance of “At Last” by Brandy and were served cocktails by Martini.

The happy couple is headed to Anguilla for their honeymoon to “snorkel and lay out!”

See more pictures and get all the romantic details in the new issue of Life & Style.

New album and Europe, US and Canada tour for Epica.

Epica On October 16, the new Epica album ‘Design Your Universe’ will be released and the first single ‘Unleashed’ can be expected at the beginning of October.  But first things first: Travelling around the world and meeting other cultures; those are in short the major sources of inspiration for singer, songwriter, composer and guitarist Mark Jansen, both as a person and a musician. The latest proof of his unlimited interest in the world around him is the album The Phantom Agony, the colourful debut Continue reading →

Top 10: 2009 Beach Bodies Katy Perry

katy-perry-bikiniThese are our top 10 2009 beach bodies today with number 5   . If you come back tomorrow you will find number 4  here, and so on for ten days long.  Enjoy  No.5 – Katy Perry.  In just under a year, Katy Perry has become the most ubiquitous pop star since Britney Spears in her heyday, all because she kissed a girl and just so happened to like it. Her debut album, One of the Boys, is a single machine and her love of vintage clothing and bold colors has her name fluttering off the lips of fashionistas from around the world. But it wasn’t until Katy Perry was paparazzied in a two-piece on the beaches of Mexico that she made the transition from kooky pop star into full-blown sex symbol. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Katy Perry: the best body in pop music. A former Christian artist who ditched the sacred sounds of CCM for a secular mix of sass and spunk, Katy Perry rose to prominence in summer 2008 by combining the cheeky, club-ready pop of Lily Allen with the commercial pop/rock of Avril Lavigne and Alanis Morissette. Born on October 25, 1984, in Santa Continue reading →

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

transformersrevengeofthefallen Alien robots have transformed into box-office superstars with $200 million in domestic ticket sales in just five days.”Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” took in $112 million in the sequel’s first weekend and $201.2 million since opening Wednesday, according to Sunday estimates from Paramount, which is distributing the DreamWorks movie.It was well on the way to becoming the year’s top-grossing movie. That was a few million dollars higher than other studios were expecting for the movie, and the figures could change a bit when final numbers are released Monday.Still, it was a colossal start for the “Transformers” sequel, whose opening five days amounted to nearly two-thirds of the $319 million domestic total the franchise’s first movie did over its entire run in 2007.  Now playing in almost every other country except India, the movie added $185.8 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $387 million. That’s well over half the $708 million global total for the first “Transformers.”  That first movie began with a $70.5 million weekend. Based on how well the sequel has done, “Revenge of the Fallen” could join the handful of movies that have topped the $400 million mark domestically. “I’d say given the momentum it has, it’s got a real shot,” said Rob Moore, vice chairman at Paramount.  For the first five days, the “Transformers” sequel was second only to last summer’s “The Dark Knight” with $203.8 million.  This was the biggest opening weekend of this year, surpassing the $85.1 million debut of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” in early May.  The sequel began with $60.6 million on its opening day Wednesday. That also was second only to “The Dark Knight,” which had the biggest box-office day ever with $67.2 million on opening day.  With $14.4 million at 169 IMAX theaters, “Transformers” set a record for a five-day opening in the giant-screen format, nearly doubling the previous best of $7.3 million set by “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”  “Transformers” overcame harsh reviews from critics, who called it a visual-effects extravaganza without much story or human heart. Director Michael Bay has a history of bad reviews and big box office with “Armageddon” and “Pearl Harbor.”  “Michael Bay knows how to build the perfect summer box-office beast,” said Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for Hollywood.com. “He squarely aimed right at the demographic, right at what summer movie-goers want, and he put it on the screen. And audiences can’t seem to get enough of it.”  The sequel broadened the franchise’s fan base. Females accounted for just 40 percent of the audience for the first “Transformers” but 46 percent for the sequel, Moore said.  Much of that was due to the on-screen romance for the characters played by Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, who were relative unknowns when the first movie came out. With a $13 million weekend, Disney and Pixar Animation’s “Up” became the year’s top-grossing film domestically at $250.2 million. It surpassed Paramount’s “Star Trek,” which did $3.6 million over the weekend to hit a $246.2 million total.The reign of “Up” at the top of the year’s box-office chart will be short-lived, though. The “Transformers” sequel should shoot past it in a matter of days. The Warner Bros. melodrama “My Sister’s Keeper,” with Cameron Diaz and Abigail Breslin, had a so-so debut, coming in at No. 5 with $12 million. Breslin plays a daughter conceived as a donor for her older sister, who has leukemia.  Summit Entertainment’s Iraq War drama “The Hurt Locker” had a strong start in limited release, taking in $144,000 in four theaters for an average of $36,000 a cinema. That compares to an average of $26,453 in 4,234 theaters for “Transformers.” Starring Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie as members of a U.S. bomb squad in Baghdad, “The Hurt Locker” has a chance to become the first real commercial success among recent war-on-terror movies, which audiences generally have avoided.  “The Hurt Locker” has earned stellar reviews since debuting at film festivals last year. It rolls out to more theaters on July 10.  Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” $112 million.

2. “The Proposal,” $18.5 million.

3. “The Hangover,” $17.2 million.

4. “Up,” $13 million.

5. “My Sister’s Keeper,” $12 million.

6. “Year One,” $5.8 million.

7. “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3,” $5.4 million.

8. “Star Trek,” $3.6 million.

9. “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” $3.5 million.

10. “Away We Go,” $1.7 million.

http://www.hollywood.com/boxoffice 

Revenge of the Fallen
Michael Bay returns to helm the sequel to the highly successful big-screen adaptation of the Transformers toy line for DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures. Much of the original cast returns for the second installment, including Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, and John Turturro, with Rainn Wilson joining in the fun as a college professor.

 Cast
Actors                          Character -  Born
Shia LaBeouf             Sam Witwicky  – Jun 11, 1986 in Los Angeles, CA
Megan Fox                 Mikaela Banes  – May 16, 1986 in Tennessee
Josh Duhamel          Sergeant Lennox – Nov 14, 1972 in Minot, ND
Tyrese Gibson          USAF Tech Sergeant Epps – Dec 30, 1978 in Watts, Los Angeles, CA
Kevin Dunn               Ron Witwicky 
Julie White                Judy Witwicky 
Ramon Rodríguez  Leo 
Isabel Lucas             Alice 
John Turturro         Agent Simmons – Feb 28, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York City, NY
John Benjamin       Hickey NSA Advisor Theodore Galloway 
Rainn Wilson            Jan 26, 1966 in Seattle, WA
http://www.transformersmovie.com/

Top 10: 2009 Beach Bodies Kim Kardashian

kim_kardashian-bikiniTop 10: 2009 Beach Bodies So far
 These are our top 10 2009 beach bodies today with number 8   . If you come back tomorrow you will find number 6  here, and so on for ten days long.  Enjoy No.7 – Kim Kardashian  Although she may be everywhere these days, we still have trouble figuring out why Kim Kardashian is famous. Is it because she’s friends with Paris Hilton? Is it because we’ve all seen her on tape with Brandy Norwood’s little brother and posing for Playboy? Is it because she has her own reality show or perhaps because Hollywood hasn’t seen a butt like that since Jennifer Lopez’s?  No, Kim Kardashian, is the wealthy daughter of the high-powered defense attorney Robert Kardashian and Kris Kardashian (and the stepdaughter of Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner), grew up in Beverly Hills, CA, and attended an exclusive all-girls Catholic high school in the City of Continue reading →

Paramore preps ‘brand new’ release

paramoreParamore is preparing to release its third album, “brand new eyes” on Sept. 29 via Fueled By Ramen. The Nashville group – who sounds nothing like Nasheville — tapped superstar producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Kid Rock, My Chemical Romance) to man the decks.  The set’s first single “Ignorance” will be released to radio at the beginning of next month and will go up for sale on iTunes, Amazon and all other digital stores on July 7. Pre-sales for the record also goes up on July 7 via the band’s website.  “brand new eyes” will be released as a normal CD as well as a doozy of a deluxe version, limited to 15,000, which “includes the album on CD, a 40-page hardcover journal with Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams’ handwritten lyrics and notes on the album, a color vinyl 7″ single with four acoustic songs, a DVD featuring an exclusive making-of documentary (with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, the ‘Ignorance’ music video and making-the-video footage, plus rare band vignettes from www.paramore.net), a 16-page full-color booklet, an exclusive Paramore poster, five limited edition collectible Paramore photos printed on hardstock paper, and a numbered certificate of authenticity” according to a release from Atlantic. Whoosh.  “brand new eyes” is the follow-up to Paramore’s breakthrough set “RIOT!,” released in 2007. The group gained even more exposure as its track “Decode” was included on the soundtrack to “Twilight.” However, as the band told Billboard, fans shouldn’t expect any Paramore songs on the “New Moon” soundtrack.  “We don’t want to be, like, the vampire house band,” drummer Zac Farro explains. “It was really fun to be a part of that, and great exposure, but I think ‘Twilight’ was it for us. We don’t want to seem like we’re trying to get in every single movie they put out.”  The band has been previewing new material as it has been opening for No Doubt on the road, now through the beginning of August. They are also scheduled to air an “MTV Unplugged” special in September.

Here is the tracklist to “brand new eyes”:
 
1.      Careful
2.      Ignorance
3.      Playing God
4.      Brick By Boring Brick
5.      Turn It Off
6.      The Only Exception
7.      Feeling Sorry
8.      Looking Up
9.      Where The Lines Overlap
10.  Misguided Ghosts
11.  All I Wanted

Here are Paramore’s/No Doubt’s tour dates:

JUNE
27        Wantagh, NY                        Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
29        Cleveland, OH                       Blossom Music Center
30        London, ON                          John Labatt Centre
JULY
2          Milwaukee, WI                      Summerfest – Marcus Amphitheater
3          Detroit, MI                             Palace Of Auburn Hills
5          St. Paul, MN                          Xcel Energy Center
6          Kansas City, MO                   Starlight Theatre
8          St. Louis, MO                        Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
10        Indianapolis, IN                     Verizon Wireless Music Center
11        Chicago, IL                            First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
13        Winnipeg, MB                       MTS Centre
15        Calgary, AB                           Pengrowth Saddledome
16        Edmonton, AB                       Rexall Place
18        Vancouver, BC                       General Motors Place
19        Seattle, WA                            White River Amphitheatre
21        Concord, CA                          Sleep Train Pavilion
22        Universal City, CA                Gibson Amphitheatre
24        Sacramento, CA                    Sleep Train Amphitheatre
25        Mountain View, CA              Shoreline Amphitheatre
27        Universal City, CA                Gibson Amphitheatre
28        Universal City, CA                Gibson Amphitheatre
31        Irvine, CA                               Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
AUGUST
1          Irvine, CA                               Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
2          Irvine, CA                               Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7          Tokyo, JPN                            Summer Sonic 2009
8          Osaka, JPN                            Summer Sonic 2009

anderson record clip in Hollywood and tour around the world

anderson2This week anderson announced some exciting news. Last week their record came out in the USA and right now they’re about to start their summer World Tour 2009. Anderson flew to Japan for 5 shows and afterwards they go to Norway and Sweden, followed by a 2 week USA West Coast album release tour.  Earlier this year anderson shot their new music video for ‘Michael * Running On The Asphalt’ together with director Matthew Stubstad in Hollywood, California.

You can watch the video at their MySpace: www.myspace.com/andersonnl

Tour dates:
23.06 Shibuya O-Nest – Tokyo (JP)
01.07 Seaside Festival – Risoya (NO)
02.07 Gulbranna Festival – Halmstad (SE)
07.07 Album Release Party @ U&L Records – Los Angeles CA (USA)
08.07 Roxy – Los Angeles CA (USA)
10.07 Epic – Ventura CA (USA)
11.07 Lestat’s – San Diego CA (USA)
12.07 TBC Rockit Room – San Francisco CA (USA)
13.07 Instore IODA Records – San Francisco CA (USA)
14.07 The Revolution – Ashland OR (USA)
15.07 Someday Lounge – Portland OR (USA)
16.07 TBC Mix Lounge – Seattle WA (USA)
17.07 TBA – Bend OR (USA)
23.07 Youth Camp Festival – Borås (SE)
24.07 Strand Festival – Oskarshamn (SE)
31.07 Private Party – Rotterdam (NL)
01.08 Freakstock – Borgentreich (GER)
06.08 Campfest – Presov (SK)
08.08 Frizon Festival – Orebro (SE)
21.08 Flevo Festival – Bussloo (NL)
27.08 Zomerparkfeest – Venlo (NL)
02.09 Dot Club – Berlin (GER)
03.09 Tower – Bermen (GER)
04.09 Jugend Kultur Festival – Solingen (GER)
05.09 Club Zooma – Plauen (GER)

Source:www.volkoren.com

Monsters of Folk collective to release first album

monsters-of-folkMonsters of Folk – comprised of Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and singer/songwriter M.Ward – will be releasing their first collaborative album on September 22nd. The self-titled effort was recorded in Malibu, CA and Omaha, NE, and produced by Mike Mogis. Although these critically acclaimed artists have shared the stage before, this album marks their first recorded output as a band. The record will be released in North America on Shangri-La Music, and internationally on Rough Trade (UK/Europe), Spunk Records (Australia/New Zealand) and P-Vine Records (Japan).

Monsters of Folk began as folklore of sorts, when James, Oberst, Ward and Mogis did their first run of shows together in 2004. Like the musical revue shows that went town to town when rock ‘n’ roll was newly born, the tour was called ‘An Evening With: Bright Eyes, Jim James and M. Ward,’ although amongst friends and crew, it became affectionately known as the ‘Monsters of Folk Tour.’

While entertaining audiences coast to coast with gorgeous acoustic melodies and world-weary tales, the foursome vowed to make their way to a studio at some point after the tour’s completion. Instead, the songsmiths went on to individually release some of rock music’s most exciting and essential albums of the last five years – Bright Eyes’ I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning & Cassadaga; My Morning Jacket’s Z & Evil Urges; M. Ward’s Post War and Hold Time. Never ones to forget their promise, when downtime presented itself, they convened in the studio multiple times over two years, with Mogis at the helm of their first recorded effort. The result is as stunning and storied as you would expect it to be.

All four members play every instrument on the album, supplying everything from drum kills to cascading backing vocals. The songs – some road-worn fables, some intimate and intricate with electronic elements, some woozy and sun-soaked – are everything one expects from these four musical minds collaborating together. The album exudes a warm, organic spaciousness, filled by brilliant choruses, intoxicating harmonies and effortless melodies, as each member brings his own strengths to the table to create one perfect whole.

Track List in full:

1. Dear God (sincerely M.O.F.)
2. Say Please
3. Whole Lotta Losin’
4. Temazcal
5. The Right Place
6. Baby Boomer
7. Man Named Truth
8. Goodway
9. Ahead of the Curve
10. Slow Down Jo
11. Losin Yo Head
12. Magic Marker
13. Map Of The World
14. The Sandman, the Brakeman and Me

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