Saturday, March 28, 2009

madonna adopt another malawian child

LILONGWE (Reuters) - Madonna's bid to adopt a second Malawian child, a baby girl called Mercy James, will be examined by a court in the southern African country next week, officials said on Friday.

The 4-year-old would be a sister for David, whose adoption by the U.S. pop star aroused controversy, and comes from the same orphanage.

"Her name is Mercy James from Mchinji Home of Hope orphanage. She has no father and mother, they both died...We finished the assessment yesterday in readiness for the courts next week," an official at the ministry of Gender and Child Development told Reuters.

Court clerks confirmed the name of the child and said that Madonna or her associates were expected to appear in court next Monday for the adoption proceedings. She is expected to arrive in Malawi over the weekend, officials said.

Some Malawians opposed David's adoption, accusing the government of skirting laws that ban non-residents from adopting children in Malawi, which has been badly hit by an AIDS epidemic.

The local Nation newspaper this month quoted Madonna, 50, as saying that Malawian friends had told her David needed a brother or sister and that she would consider adopting another child, but only with the support of the Malawian people.

David's life with the global pop star is worlds away from his village of Lipunga, where his relatives eat staple food like maize meal and meals are cooked on open fires. His father, Yohane Banda, told Reuters that he may see his son next week.

Madonna, who was divorced last year from British film director Guy Ritchie, is one of the most successful singers of all time, with album sales of more than 200 million.

(Editing by Gugulakhe Lourie and Mark Trevelyan)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Nicole Scherzinger hot pussycat Doll

Nicole Scherzinger was born on June 29, 1978, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is of Hawaiian, Filipino and Russian descent, and comes from a large family of entertainers, her mother, Rosemary, was a professional hula dancer and her grandmother was a respected Mariachi singer.

When Nicole Scherzinger was just 6 years old, her military father was transferred to Louisville, Kentucky, where she began attending performing arts schools, pursuing an education that would persist throughout her adolescence.
As a teenager, she was the first runner-up at the 1996 Kentucky State Fair's Coca-Cola Talent Classic contest, and she appeared in several plays at Louisville's Actors Theater.

nicole scherzinger joins days of the new

Nicole Scherzinger attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where she majored in theater and minored in dance. After appearing in every play put on by the school's theater troupe, Nicole realized that she wanted to spend the rest of her life working as a performer. She made money on the side by working as a model and appearing in several local ad campaigns.

It was during her time at Wright State that Nicole Scherzinger was contacted by Travis Meeks, the lead singer of Louisville-based band Days of the New. Meeks wanted her to perform on a few songs with the group, and she agreed -- a decision that forced her to drop out of school for a short period. After recording several demos with Meeks, Nicole returned to Wright State, but it wasn't long before she was asked to record an entire album's worth of material and go on tour.

nicole scherzinger in eden's crush
Nicole Scherzinger's stint with Days of the New didn't last too long. In 2000, she went back home and began working on her own songs and demos. It was around that time that she learned of Popstars, a television show on the WB network in which aspiring singers competed to be named members of a new group. Nicole Scherzinger was chosen and the group, Eden's Crush, became an instant success. Their 2001 debut hit high on the charts (thanks mostly to the infectious, "Get Over Yourself") and the resulting tour paired the group with such acts as Jessica Simpson and 'N Sync.

nicole scherzinger in the pussycat dolls
Eden's Crush stayed together for about a year, and Nicole Scherzinger began to focus on her solo career and tried her hand at acting (appearing in the 2003 movies Love Don't Cost a Thing and Chasing Papi). In 2003, a friend told Nicole about a casting call for a new group called the Pussycat Dolls, and even though she missed the auditions, she was allowed to drop by and perform for the executives in charge. They were so impressed with Nicole Scherzinger's stage presence and vocals that they opened discussions with her immediately about joining the group as lead singer, and soon reached an agreement.

After a series of performances on shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel Live, Nicole and the Pussycat Dolls began work on their debut album. PCD was released in September 2005 to critical and financial acclaim. A number of singles hit Billboard's top 5, and the album has since sold more than six million copies worldwide. It was around this time that Nicole began working on her first solo album.

nicole scherzinger "baby love"
A number of big-name producers collaborated with Nicole on her solo album, most notably Timbaland and The official album name was announced as Her Name is Nicole, and the first single was "Whatever U Like." Shortly after this single's release, however, "Baby Love" replaced "Whatever U Like" as the official lead single.
she is a hot property now as a hot model, dancer and singer, a true celebs wellknown. She must be thankfull to Her hawaiian and Filipino root that give her the sensual exotic looks

Monday, March 23, 2009

Harrison Ford proposes to Calista Flockhart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Indiana Jones has finally popped the question to Ally McBeal.

Movie star Harrison Ford, 66, and his longtime girlfriend, actress Calista Flockhart, 44, became engaged after he proposed marriage to her over the Valentine's Day weekend, People magazine reported on Saturday.

The magazine quoted sources close to the couple as saying Ford surprised Flockhart with an engagement ring while they were away on a family vacation with their adopted son, Liam.

The celebrity couple have been together for 7 1/2 years, but the magazine said no wedding date has been set.

It would be the third marriage for Ford, whose most famous film roles include the swaggering "Star Wars" space hero Han Solo and the rugged explorer Indiana Jones in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and its sequels.

Flockhart, best known for starring as a lovelorn lawyer on the hit television series "Ally McBeal," has never previously been married.