Dallas Mavericks star Shawn Marion was approached by Dancing with the Stars to join its cast this fall, but will not take part despite strong interest. The reason is simple: The NBA lockout might end early. DWTS sent him an official offer to appear on the show, but the athlete wants to make sure he’s 100 percent available by the start of the NBA season. The ABC show ends in November and the NBA season usually tips off in late October, leaving the possibility of some overlap if Marion advanced far. Of course, right now, the league is on ice due to a labor dispute. DWTS , which is also courting Ron Artest , is apparently trying to take advantage. So far, no luck, though. Fortunately, for those looking to get to know him better of the court, Shawn Marion’s reality show is still a go. [Photo: WENN.com]
Charlie Sheen knows a thing or two dozen about substance abuse. And that’s a good thing for Brooke Mueller. Two weeks after the actor’s ex-wife jetted down to Mexico for a controversial attempt to get sober (via Ibogaine, a drug that’s illegal in the United States), we have an update on Mueller’s condition and whereabouts: She’s back in the United States, undergoing treatment recommended, and paid for, by Sheen. The relationship between Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller is more complicated then the plot of Inception . Sources tell TMZ that Sheen was worried about Brooke’s Mexican adventure, flew down in a private jet to pick her up and brought her to an undisclosed location in America. He has also hired the same doctors for Mueller that helped him clean up following the incidents that led to his Two and a Half Men firing earlier this year. Expect more rumors of a reconciliation between this former couple to heat up as a result of Sheen’s actions.
The late Amy Winehouse was readying to adopt a 10-year-old girl from St. Lucia at the time of her death, the girl and her grandmother told a UK paper. Dannika Augustine says she met Amy during one of her long visits to the Caribbean island over the past couple of years. Amy often went there for R&R. She says she was living in poverty with her single mom when Winehouse took an interest in her, and that the two remain close from that point on. A-Dubs during one of her lengthy stints in St. Lucia . Dannika tells The Sunday Mirror , “Amy was already my mother.” “I would call her mum and she would call me her daughter. She took care of me and we had fun. I loved her and she loved me … She was the most amazing person and I was looking forward to living with her here or in London.” “This is the worst thing that ever happened to me.” This is not a tabloid fabrication. Dannika’s grandmother, Marjorie, says she was on board with this plan, and she spoke to Amy a few weeks ago about it. Marjorie says Amy planned to return to St. Lucia next month, and that “Amy wanted to have a child so bad …. If she had not died, there is no doubt she would be here in St Lucia completing the adoption process.” “There is no way she would have done what she did to herself if Dannika was with her,” she adds. “I cannot believe she is gone.” Given how Amy Winehouse died , it’s hard to believe sending a 10-year-old girl to live with the Back to Black singer would have benefited anyone, as she seemed largely incapable of taking care of herself, let alone a minor. Nevertheless, it’s tragic for Dannika to lose someone she was apparently so close to. Both of Dannika’s parents had signed off on the adoption. Yet another sad chapter in the untimely death of one of the great singers of our time.
After multi-platinum Scottish singer Susan Boyle ticket to fame in Britain’s Got Talent, another singing sensation is discovered. Olivia Archbold who wowed insatiable British music executive, television producer and entrepreneur Simon Cowell. 14-year-old Archbold sang a spine-tingling version of Sarah McLaughlan’s Angel. Click here to view the embedded video. The performance has captivated the judges and were united in their praise for the teenage star, who’s already being compared to Voice of an Angel Charlotte Church. Simon Cowell told her: “I’m so impressed with you, Olivia, I can’t begin to tell you.” Olivia told Sunday Mirror that she has never sung to a very large audience. Her rendition was driven by the memory of grandma Elsie, who died last October, aged 84. Olivia, who performed the song at Elsie’s funeral and auditioned wearing a lucky charm given to her by her beloved granny, said: “I sang Angel because sadly my Nanny Elsie passed away at the end of last year. Angels were very close to her heart and every so often she would give us a little charm of an angel to keep us safe and to watch over us.” She added: “If I won I would give the money to my family. They would benefit most, as times have not been the easiest lately.” BGT Olivia Archbold’s Performance Wowed Simon Cowell is a post from: Daily World Buzz Continue reading →
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Pamela Anderson has admitted she doesn’t mind being single but she misses sex. The 43-year-old star, who was recently in the UK to promote Walker’s Crisps, is single again after splitting with toyboy Jamie Padgett and according to an interview with the Sunday Mirror , she really misses the sex. “I always get my heart broken. It’s not so bad being single. I miss sex – it helps me relax. And I’m so unrelaxed at the moment.” This is the least shocking revelation since Lance Bass came out.