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John Branca is a well-known entertainment lawyer and manager who has worked with various big-names artists, like Michael Jackson and Aerosmith. In an interview at Harvard, he discusses the effect the media has on someone like a celebrity and how bad press against artists can be fabricated.

There’s always going to be someone who disagrees with what you do or has an opinion on what you do. It will be hard for a celebrity, and sometimes you can’t always control what the media says about you. Thinking about the media is very important for a celebrity, so hiring the right people to control your image is very important. When asked what he does when one of his clients faces bad publicity, John Branca states that you need to convey who the artist really is, in contrast to what the media portrays him. John believes that before, the media would investigate the facts, but now there’s a rush to get legacy media and viewership, so now the information you see can be faulty. He believes that this is likely either because of laziness or the rush to be able to get content out before competitors like blogs and other sources.

When asked what he thinks about his clients that deserve the bad publicity, John stated that the artist and the art should be separated, and if he believes in the art, he will always be willing to represent the artist and help them with their career.

Robin Gibb and the Bee Gees

The 1970’s dominant music group, Bee Gees, singer Robin Gibb died on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at age 62 due to his long battle with colorectal cancer and intestinal surgery. The group included Robin and his two fraternal brothers Barry and Maurice. Robin Gibb was born on December 22, 1949 in Isle of Man and grew up in Australia and U.K.

Robin was a solo artist prior to Bee Gees and he became the lead singer for the group. Trio owned 1960’s pop songs like “I’ve Gotta Get a Message to you”. Bee Gees carrier spans more than five decades and sold over 200 million records worldwide. Robin was a singer as well as a song writer. The trio wrote most of their number one hits. Bee Gees were the gold standard for pop and R & B.

Bee Gees also produced materials for such artist like Barbara Streisand, Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

Robin Gibb received a CBE from the Prince of Wales for his contribution to music. Robin’s twin brother Maurice died in 2003 and only surviving Bee Gees is Barry, age 65. Robin was married to Molly Hullis in 1968 and together they had two daughters. They got divorced in 1980.

elizabeth-olsenCelebrities have their own hairstylists and makeup artists to improve their looks. Makeup tricks and corrections make celebrities more attractive. Their hair is always styled and their skin always looks flawless. You may not have makeup artists or hairstylists at your beck and call, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve the looks of celebrities. Here are 6 really simple celebrity looks that you can copy.

#1 Elegant Bun
Selena Gomez’s elegant bun can be achieved by brushing your hair into a high ponytail using a paddle brush. Pull your ponytail through a hair donut in order for it to sit on top of your head, then spread your locks around. Tuck your hair around and underneath the hair donut. Use bobby pins to secure your hair and top it off with an anti-frizz spray to keep it in place.

#2 Radiant Skin
It’s possible to achieve Miranda Kerr’s radiant skin. Use a light-reflecting foundation for the base, then apply a highlighter stick on your nose, cupid’s bow, cheekbones and brow bone. Apply a peachy pink gloss on your lips and finish your look with individual lashes.

#3 Half up, Half down
If you want to copy Kendall Jenner’s cool half-up ‘do, just apply a thickening hair gel around the crown of your head then grab the hair from your crown and twist it into a high bun. Secure the bun with a tie and spritz some texturing spray on the remaining locks.

#4 Smoky Eyes
To achieve Elizabeth Olsen’s rose-colored smoky eyes, apply a burnt copper shade across your eyelids. Use a shimmery brown liner to define your lids, then use your fingers to blend the different shades. Apply a black coat, then pump up your lash volume with some mascara. After that, dust your cheeks with a bronze blush and finish off with a matte, peachy brown lipstick.

#5 Get a Smooth Chignon
Use a rat-tail comb to make a deep side part. Start from the arch of one eyebrow, then apply a styling cream to your hair. Brush your hair back to your nape. Gather up your hair and twist it firmly at the base of your head in order for it to naturally coil into a chignon. Tuck the twist and use bobby pins to secure it. For extra shine, spritz some dry, finishing spray on your hair.

#6 Sultry Lips
If you want to try Gigi Hadid’s sultry lips, use a mauve-tinted brown pencil to line your lip. Apply a liquid lipstick in the same color. To balance the color, apply shimmery champagne shadow on the inner corners of your eyes. Finish it off by applying a luminous bronzer on your jawline, cheekbones and temple.

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On July 19, 2013 James Gandolfini died of an apparent heart attack in Rome, Italy at the age of 51 while vacationing with his young son. He was famous for his part as Tony Soprano, a troubled mafia boss in the television hit series The Sopranos. This role alone brought him three Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG), and two Golden Globes as Best Actor-Drama Series. He went onto winning other SAG awards for the same series. The award winning actor also appeared in many other productions including films.

Born on September 18, 1961 in Westwood, New Jersey, his career in acting started at Park Ridge High School in Park Ridge, New Jersey. At Rutgers University he studied communication studies receiving a BA in 1982. Later he studied acting at The Gately Poole Conservatory. Starting in 1992 he appeared in Broadway productions and landed a leading role in the famous HBO drama series The Sopranos in 1999. The drama series continued until 2007. He later went on to act, direct and produce films and dramas. Twice married actor survived by his young son and a daughter. His estate estimated at $70 million and he left majority of it to his son.

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The former dance instructor on the reality TV show Alex da Silva will not be having a future with the show. He was convicted by a Los Angeles jury of raping one woman and assaulting another with the intent of rape. The jury was hung on four other charges made by two other women claiming to be victims of Da Silva.

The Latin dancer was the choreographer and dance instructor on SYTYCD from 2005 to 2008. He was arrested in August 2009 following criminal complaints made by his alleged victims and a subsequent police investigation.

Da Silva 43 from Brazil pleaded not guilty last June to charges of sexually abusing four different women over a six year period from 2003 to 2009. The alleged assaults were said to have taken place during private lessons at his North Hollywood home where the victims were lured in for private dancing lessons.

He will be sentenced on November 8 and faces the possibility of life in prison if convicted of all charges. He has spent the past two years since the arrest in jail as he was unable to come up with $2 million in bail.

George Michael rumored to be judge on X Factor US

It has been rumored that George Michael has signed on to be a judge on the US version of X Factor.  X Factor which is produced by Simon Cowell and is a competition to American Idol has been running in the UK for years. Simon Cowell quit American Idol last year so he can have more time to bring X Factor to the US. The show will be launching in September 2011 in the US.  The format will differ slightly from American Idol, in that the contestants can be anywhere from 12 to any age (vs. 15 to 28 in American Idol).  Also, vocal bands may compete in X Factor. The auditions will also be held in front of live audiences. The remaining judges have not been picked yet.

Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress

Recently Lady Gaga appeared in the MTV Video Musci Awards dresses in meat. She atcually changed her dress several times during the show. On her last outfit change, while accepting an award, it was not so obvious that her dress was made out of meat, until she announced “I cannot believe that I would ever asj Cher to hold my meat purse.”

Lady Gaga has been known to wear strange clothing, sometimes trendy and cool, but most of the time wierd. However, this has to be the most bizarre dress she has ever worn.

Later she announced that she was trying to make a point that she was not just a “piece of meat!”

Last month she had appeared on cover of Vogue magazine in a meat bikini were she raised some controversy. However, this time she has  taken it one step further.

See the dress in the picture here and decide for yourself, if it is fashion or just bizarre.

Cooking with Chef Ramsey

Special thanks to Aaron Parker for the guest post

Cooking is such great fun. Sometimes it’s fun to have friends over and just have a cooking party. Everybody bring a dish and all of you put it together. It’s nice to see what kind of meal you can come up with especially when you have no clue what the other person is going to bring.

I like to watch cooking shows. I love to learn new ways to cook my food and try new stuff. It’s nice to know you have a wide variety of cooking shows to choose from on Satellite TV. There are hundreds of channels to choose from as well as hundreds of people.

One of my all time favorites is Chef Ramsey. I not only love to hear this man talk, or yell, but I love to watch him tell the want to be chefs how to make something. His way of cooking is so much different from mine but the show is still a lot of fun to watch.

I have a lot of cook books but it’s still interesting to watch the cooking shows live on TV. You can actually see what is going on and if you like, make the dish right along with the chefs. There is really no better way to learn how to cook than watching it live on TV, or you can use a satellite tv dvr to record it so you can cook along with the chef and pause whenever necessary. Simple, easy, and fun.