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Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Hogwarts Castle Image
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Castle

Photo Credit: Kevin Kolczynski, Universal Orlando Resort

The magical transformation continues. Although still very much a work in progress, the magnificence of Hogwarts castle is beginning to take shape above Hogsmeade as work continues on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Hogwarts will be the home of a thrilling, new, state-of-the-art attraction - Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey - that uses ground-breaking technology to bring the magic, characters and stories of Harry Potter to life in ways never before experienced.

Set to open in Spring 2010 only at Universal Orlando Resort, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will feature multiple themed attractions, shops and a restaurant.

 
 
Christina Aguilera's Hot New Video "Candyman"
Christina Aguilera
Check out Christina Aguilera's great new video "Candyman", the third single from her third CD titled "Hurt".
PLAY VIDEO.

Also for all you teckies, don't miss "The Making of Candyman".

Aguilera has been honored with two NRJ Awards (Best International Female, Best International Album) as well as a 2007 MTV Europe Award (Best Female Artist). While devoting the lion's share of her time to recording and touring, the 26-year-old is active in a range of philanthropy.
 
 
Shauna Sands, Former Playboy Playmate Attends Benefit in
Beverly Hills
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BeverlyHillsPeople visited with Shauna Sands, actress, playboy centerfold, and mom while attending the Donald Pliner "Cure for Autism" party in Beverly Hills. In our interview with Shauna, she tells us she has been wearing high heels since she was 5 yrs old. Quoting Shauna, "Boy are my arms tired."
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Lisa Pliner Hosts "Cure Autism Now" Benefit in Beverly Hills
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Lisa Pliner and husband Donald support a number of charities including the "Cure Autism Now" benefit they hosted in Beverly Hills.

BeverlyHillsPeople.com was there and spoke with her about helping those who are less fortunate.
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"Looped" at the
Pasadena Playhouse
Starring "Rhoda" stars Valerie Harper
and Ray Buktenica
Shockingly, though a major old movie buff, I knew scant little of the legendary Tallulah Bankhead before this week’s opening of “Looped” at the Pasadena Playhouse. I was most anxious to see the play, though, because it stars one of my favorite actresses, Valerie Harper. (“Rhoda,” for you Martians out there.)
Read Karen Salkin's Review
 
Valerie Harper in Looped
Karen with Valerie Harper and one of her favorite
“Rhoda” co-stars, Ray Buktenica, who played her
sister Brenda’s boyfriend, Benny Goodwin.
 
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Valerie Harper and co-star Chad Allen,
late of “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.”
 
 
The Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors Sean Diddy Combs
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Sean Diddy Combs
This Friday, May 2nd, Sean Diddy Combs will receive a star in front of the Hollywood and Highland Complex, in Hollywood at 6801 Hollywood Blvd.

 
Smoky Robinson Foundation Dinner: “Special Occasion”
by Karen Salkin
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Smokey to Karen: “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me.”

Think about this--have you ever heard anyone utter a negative word about Smokey Robinson? I think not. I was pondering that the other night (and people think I have too much time on my hands!) and I realized that Smokey is possibly the only universally-loved person ever.

I’ve had the good fortune to meet him three times prior to his Foundation dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel the other night, and he’s been equally gracious to me every time. This one was no exception. He’s so lovely that he makes me feel like he’s actually happy to meet me! And he’s that way with everyone. What a special human being.

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The Geffen Playhouse Welcomes Joan Rivers Theater Project
One of the Greatest Female Comedians Replaces The Female of the Species
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LOS ANGELES, Nov 9, 2007 - This February, Joan Rivers brings the world-premiere of her four- character autobiographical play, The Joan Rivers Theater Project, to the Geffen Playhouse. The comedy, which Rivers not only wrote, but also stars in, is a fitting peak to the Geffen’s season highlighting women in theater.

Geffen Playhouse
Set immediately before a big awards pre show, Rivers uses her dressing room (B, not A), her cheese plate (puny, not plentiful) and her producer (the bigwig’s nephew, not the bigwig), as impetus for an introspective look at aging, going through life’s ups and downs and being a woman in Hollywood.
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Eddie Van Halen: BeverlyHillsPeople's Favorite Rock Guitar Player
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VIEW video and pics of Eddie performing
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VIEW Eddie performing "Rise".
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Audrina Patridge: Q & A
Audrina PatridgeAs her popularity soars to new heights, Audrina
Patridge manages to stay surprisingly humble
and grounded despite it all. She’s smartly leveraging
the fame and exposure gained from starring on
MTV’s mega-popular reality show The Hills to take
advantage of a plethora of prospects including movie roles and endorsement deals. Read the Q&A and view photos.
 
 
Summer Fun Family Entertainment
family fun

The summer is here and gas is $5.00 a gallon. Many families are looking for fun places to go while staying close to home.

Find out the fun places to go and the great deals that are out there. Whether its Disneyland in Anaheim, Sea World in San Diego or the L. A. Zoo, we are on the lookout for family fun spots.

If you have any suggestions, email us and we will post your ideas.

 
 
Producer Neal Moritz New Film,
"Made of Honor"
Made of Honor
The lovable Patrick Dempsey, star of the movie "Enchanted" and "Grey's Anatomy" is featured in what looks to be another hit film "Made of Honor" produced by Hollywood's hottest producer, Neal Moritz. Moritz has produced five $100 million movies since 1999, The Fast and the Furious franchise, SWAT, XXX, I am a Legend and Sweet Home Alabama. He just signed a new five year, first look deal with Sony Studios until 2012. He is in development with "The Green Hornet" as well as the "Battle: Los Angeles", "R.I.P.D", directed by David Dobkin, "Man Witch," to be helmed by Todd Phillips, and the remake of "Escape From New York." Neal is in production once again the fourth "Fast and the Furious."
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Nikki Haskell: Making
High-End Health And Fitness Accessible to Everyone
Nikki Haskell
Nikki Haskell is a remarkable entrepreneur and a pioneer in her chosen fields, one of the first women Wall Street Stockbrokers. Nikki shifted her focus to the entertainment industry and became a film producer, talk show hostess, and an extraordinary party-giver.

Her latest accomplishment is in the field of health and beauty. Her company, Balanced Health Products, has been in business for 25 years with “Nikki Haskell’s StarCaps, a highly effective dietary supplement. People Magazine says that StarCaps are the favorite of the red carpet set. Entertainment tonight says stars like Jack Nicholson, Melanie Griffith can’t live without them.

Extra and the Tyra Banks show aired a piece on celebrity weight loss and showed famed model Beverly Johnson who just lost 30 lbs on StarCaps. StarCaps are sold throughout the world at GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Great Earth and better drug stores and health food stores and at StarCaps.com or call
1.800.481.THIN.

FULL STORY
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Going to the Movies
Manns Grauman's Chinese Theater
AMC Century City 15
El Capitan Hollywood
Pacific's The Grove Stadium 14
 
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Check out VIDEOSTATION
and watch trailers from your favorite new films like "Knocked Up ", "Shrek3", "23" and "Die Hard".
 
 
Kim Kardashian Catwalks at Pinque Cirque Party at Boulevard3
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Kim Kardashian was in attendance last night at the blowout at Boulevard3 nightclub in Hollywood. She also was up on the runway modeling.

VIEW pics of Kim.
VIEW pics of the party.
 
 
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Museum of Tolerance   Knotts Berry Farm The Grove
California Science Center   L. A. Zoo  
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Getty Museum   Santa Barbara Zoo  
Armand Hammer Museum   Six Flags Magic Mountain  
Museum of Contemporary Art   Universal Studios  
Skirball Museum      
 
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