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Danny Gans Las Vegas legend (image courtesy ecx-images)

Danny Gans Las Vegas legend (image courtesy ecx-images)

Danny Gans, the legendary singer, comedian and entertainer, passed away in his sleep early Friday morning at his Nevada home. He was 52. The cause of his death is yet to be revealed and still unknown. He is survived by his wife, Julie, and three children, Emily, Amy and Andrew.

Danny Gans was renowned for his George Burns’ impressions. He was a great performer and a true talent. He had an amazing voice and show. Danny Gans started in 1996 with a short three-month stint at Stratosphere Hotel. This gig sparked an amazing run which saw Danny Gans perform at the Encore Theater at Steve Wynn’s Wynn Las Vegas Hotel as well as the Mirage Hotel. The Las Vegas legend was voted Las Vegas “Entertainer of the Year” for 11 consecutive years and is believed to have sold more show-tickets than Elvis Presley or the Rat Pack.

Today, those who knew him mourn the loss of a great entertainer as well as a wonderful human being and a true family-man. Despite being a legend in Las Vegas, he still had the kindest and most humble of hearts. His amazing talent ensured good, clean and first quality entertainment for families to enjoy.

Our deepest condolences. May his soul rest in peace.

Also read about John Madden, the NFL legend.

Watch funny Danny Gans videos here

With due regards to MSN India and timepassguru, I have finally found the freshest Cheerleader pictures from the second edition of IPL 2009.

Every single picture of the IPL Cheerleaders have been verified to be genuine and from this season. I had to go through a whole lot of crappy galleries full of old Cheelrleader pics to get these. Worth the effort i’d say. What about you?

My page would be duly updated as and when pictures arrive so keep it close. This is what all true IPL lovers have been waiting for…also check out two more gallery links after this gallery.

See all of last season’s cheerleaders and gorgeous Bollywood ladies

Check out Mandira Bedi’s new debonair look

According to an exclusive interview given to E-Online, Miranda Tozier Robbins has said she actually is a fan of the Spice Girls and not Britney Spears. I guess Scary spice is not the scariest thing about Spice Girls anymore.

She also said that she was just trying to prepare for a documentary near Britney’s residence when she was arrested. That was why she was carrying the camera and wearing camouflage clothes. Ya sure, in that case it’d be a while till someone sees Michael Moore. He,too, must be lying hidden in poisnous weed near some celebrity’s gun-weilding ranch-house.

Anyhow, i just have one thing to say to the Spice Girls. A reunion is probably not the best idea considering the circumstances as well as the fact that Miranda still owns those camouflage outfits. Who knows, which one of the Spice Girls would be the first to hear their plants sneeze!!

Read more about Miranda the ‘Stalker’ and her ticket to fame

Read about the scam behind Susan Boyle

What does Susan’s cat Pebbles have to put up with

Canadian hostage drama in Jamaica...the funniest hijacking...probably ever (image courtsey swissinfo.ch)

Canadian hostage drama in Jamaica...the funniest hijacking...probably ever (image courtsey swissinfo.ch)

This must be one of the funniest hijacking incidents in the world. I know hijacking is never a laughing matter. Not unless, you’ve got Harrison Ford fighting the Russians bare-fist but this recent hijacking of a Canadian charter jet in Montego Bay, Jamaica is a very funny episode. Here’s why.

Reason why Stephen Fray (the hijacker and with no relation to the band, The Fray even though he might already be singing “How to save a life” soon) is going to have a tough time explaining his crime in prison:

1) Reuters reported “A would-be hijacker surrendered to authorities on Monday after agreeing to free the last of more than 180 hostages”.

What exactly does the phrase “would-be hijacker” mean? Are the officials not going to count this hijacking? Is it a one-off for Stephen? He’s not getting married to hijacking, is he? Do people expect him to be a successful hijacker with more exposure? Do they expect him to hijack a plane again? Would he never get a window seat again for the rest of his life? My questions wait for their “would-be” answers…

2) Reuters reported “The suspect, armed with a .38-calibre revolver, surrendered peacefully to heavily armed police and soldiers who stormed the CanJet plane he had commandeered”

If Stephen Fry knew what he was doing, he would’ve got a bigger gun. Maybe even outsourced some of his work to Al-Qaeda or Taliban but hey, it’s trendy to be against outsourcing. This is what you get for being trendy. Let me reiterate the fact with some pictures.

Stephen Fry .38 calibre-revolver

This is what Stephen Fry carried...a .38 calibre-revolver...

and this is what 'Heavily armed police' looks like.

...and this is what 'Heavily armed police' looks like.

With much pondering over both the pictures, I’m starting to get a feeling maybe Stephen was a bit short-handed. What do you say?

3) Jamaican Information Minister Daryl Vaz told CNN that “This is the case of a troubled young man. He definitely has had some mental challenges.”

He said that “Originally, his demands were to be flown to Cuba because the flight actually was going to Cuba and then back to Halifax. That really was his demand. Then, Fray had an apparent change of heart about flying to communist Cuba and changed his request to Europe.”

How do you explain that to your fellow mates in prison? “I couldn’t choose where I wanted to escape to; I had rest of the plan etched on my mind“!!!

Maybe they didn’t have a window seat on the flight to Cuba? It wasn’t like Cuba became communist when he was trying to hijack the plane. Make your mind up, Stephen.

4) Reuters reported that the Jamaican government had said that it would compensate passengers for cash or other valuables they forked over to the “would-be hijacker”, some in an apparent bid to win their safe release.

I’m sure if we get some footage of an on-board camera on the plane, we would see that it was actually Stephen who was ‘forking valuables‘ over to the passengers in exchange of some information on the best holiday spots in Europe…or was it Cuba…? Stephen might have even offered his .38 calibre revolver’ to someone who could tell him if Cuba was still communist or not?

We’ll be keeping track of Stephen Fray’s story for the weeks to come. I’m sure the lad is not going to disappoint. Wishing the ‘would-be hijacker‘ all the very best for the future. I’ll see you on the next flight to Cuba…No wait…Doh!!

Shaheen Jafargholi - Susan Boyle and Simon Cowell are shaking

Shaheen Jafargholi - Susan Boyle and Simon Cowell are shaking

Simon Cowell and Susan Boyle are shaking in their pants, respectively. Britain’s finally got some talent. Enter boy wonder Shaheen Jafargholi.  The 12 year old from Wales has taken the world by surprise. A week ago and nobody would have beleived if you’d said Susan Boyle may not win the show. She practically owns the show or atleast almost all of the psychic air-waves in Britain which she uses to convince viewers that she is in fact a “never-been-kissed virgin” living with her cat, Pebbles(who by the way i totally believe deserves some recognition for putting up with someone as ‘deliberatley unkempt’ as Susan)

Shaheen Jafargholi is the nemesis and i’m loving it. I know he’s small and cute and all but the lad sings really well. Demi Moore is in love with him. She tweeted “Wow this kid is something else!” after watching the boy’s performance online. Once Twitter loves this boy, he should be a worthy opponenent to the “not-so-cute-anymore” Susan Boyle.

Shaheen performed the Motown hit, Who’s Lovin’ You. The song was originally sung by the young Michael Jackson who also happens to be Shaheen’s idol. Bookies consider the kid to be the strongest threat to the much-hyped Susan Boyle and her wily ways.

Simon Cowell went on GMTV last week to say that there is still a contest. Of course there is..there needs to be one..or else why would anyone turn their televisions on. The shrewd businessman he is, Simon Cowell has sensed that rumours are starting to gather heat whether Susan Boyle really is what she claims to be (which she is, so not). He needs the show to stay ‘riveting’ for atleast a couple of more weeks before everyone knows the ‘oh-so-obvious’ truth.

The only problem with Shaheen’s performance was that even though he passed the goosebump test, he did’nt make anyone cry like Susan did. I still think people cried beacause when she sang, they realised that they would have to look at ‘that face’ for a long time to come.

Time will tell if the boy-wonder could defeat the evil Simon Cowell and his wily ‘cash-cow’ Susan Boyle.

Read more about Simon Cowell’s new ‘Cash-cow’

What Susan Boyle’s cat Pebbles has to say about her…


Kristen Dalton Miss USA 2009: Let's not make her an idol or an ideal

Kristen Dalton Miss USA 2009: Let's not make her an idol or an ideal


Kristen Dalton of North Carolina was named Miss USA 2009 on Sunday night. A fine example, according to media reports, of another American girl’s dream coming true. The greatest night of her life. The greatest night in the life of Jeannie Bogerwait a sec…you don’t know who that is?? She is Kristen Dalton’s mother. Let me show you how Kristen’s family looks like…

MEET THE DALTON FAMILY…

I learnt (from Wikipedia, of course) that Kristen Dalton is the daughter of Jeannie Boger who was Miss North Carolina USA 1982. Her younger sister Julia Dalton was Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2008 and placed 2nd at Miss Teen USA 2008; the third Dalton sister Kenzie Dalton is engaged to Chad Michael Murray and also competed in the Miss North Carolina Teen USA pageant.
Does it look like an average American family to you? So, is Kristen being crowned the new Miss USA really a fairytale story or is it another alarming picture of parents adhering to America’s ideal image of beauty. Is it just another run-of-the-mill creation from the Dalton household? I fear for the girls and parents to watched Kristen on their television sets as she was crowned Miss USA 2009. How many girls would be wishing to be just like her? How many parents would be thinking of turning their innocent children into cosmetically and politically correct ‘zombies of beauty’?

BEFORE SHE BECAME THE QUEEN…

-I would have been glad if Kristen was from an average American family where physical ‘perfection’ was not the primary value to judge children. I wonder how many times she has broken down and cried for not being able to put up that ‘perfect smile’ for everyone to see? How many sleepless nights she must have spent worrying about a zit or a broken nail?
-I don’t know who runs the Dalton household but if Miss USA is a stage for America to setup an ideal for little girls, then I would make sure nobody gets to see what the other Daltons look like…because they are perfect…maybe even too perfect to be true…a beauty factory producing the absolute best in America with an impressive success rate. Kristen Dalton is the latest model, for now.

Don’t let your daughter be like her. Don’t turn your happy-but-average life turn into a never ending pursuit of ‘physical beauty’.
As we all celebrate another glorious chapter in the American beauty industry, is anyone thinking of the rest fifty girls who didn’t win? Do you think their ‘perfect’ parents would be ‘forgiving’ their daughters anytime soon? When will the manufacturing of beauty come to a rest?

The beautiful stars are for the world to rejoice but the beauty scars on daughters are without choice.

What do you think…?

Kristen Dalton photo gallery

(images courtesy of missuniverse.com, hectorjoaquin.com, photobucket(AAA1982), chicstarentertainment, misscontest, shopdazzles.com,  nydailynews.com)



This is what  poor Pebbles has to wake up to every morning

This is what poor Pebbles has to wake up to every morning

Susan Boyle is a sensation. She is Britain’s talent, the new face of “embracing womanhood” and a living example of success sans beauty. She is “oh my god…blah…blah…love her…and some more blah“. I have had enough of it already. Somebody please wake up the viewers from their fantastic journey into the dreamy lands of Susan Boyle and the despised comb. I’m still reeling under the fact that not just Britain but Simon Cowell’s masterpiece has spread like wildfire all across the world. The media lights go flashing and Simon Cowell goes cashing. Every time I see Susan Boyle and Simon Cowell together, I can’t hear her ‘brilliant’ songs but all I hear is ‘Ka-ching‘.

The reason why I wrote this and you read this
I am amongst the chosen few on the path of enlightenment, attempting to wake the gullible millions but my attempts go futile daily. Well, there’s always a tomorrow and if I don’t get them, reality sure will. I am sure the recession has had some effect on the feel-good factor that Susan Boyle brings to the table. I wonder how many of the job seeking men and women wake up everyday to go for an interview and show up with ‘unkempt hair’. How many actually ‘dare to dream that dream‘? I sometimes feel helpless, sitting there watching millions of videos being thrust in your face of a woman who is against washing her hair and being hailed for it. Billions of people searching online for her, if she has clean teeth, six fingers on a hand or tattoos under those grandma dresses. I feel like the last guy on the planet to see through this bullsh** but there is someone or something that lurks behind the shadows. Someone who knows all about Susan Boyle, her ‘boyfriends‘, her ‘virginity‘,’kisses‘ and a lot more…Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you Pebbles, Susan Boyle’s cat.

Pebbles : I dreamed a dream and Susan killed it

Pebbles has seen it all and very tired of its owner’s startling episode of stardom. Pebbles has been with Susan since she had been singing with combs but never brushing with them. Pebbles was with Susan when Simon Cowell came up with one of the biggest scams in the history of ‘reality television’. Pebbles was there when Susan dreamed a dream to become the female Paul Potts. Pebbles has seen it all and is very tired. It had hoped that Susan would start combing her hair at least for television but that never happened. It had hoped that the Grandma dresses would return to the drawers but they never did. It had hoped that Simon would stop visiting but that’s not going to happen anytime soon. So, Pebbles, too, had dreamed a dream but Susan, not life, killed it. A dream of a clean owner with less than two chins, lazy mornings with no choir practice and some Tuna once in a while. It not working out well for Pebbles. I feel for it. Maybe we all should be feeling for Pebbles rather than Susan Boyle because if anyone or anything has got talent to putting up with sh** 24×7…it’s my good friend, Pebbles.

If you feel for Pebbles, leave a word, shout or a meow for him…

Susan Boyle and Simon Cowell - Meant to be

Susan Boyle and Simon Cowell - Meant to be


Susan Boyle is an enigma in reality TV circles these days. The 47 year old Scottish woman has touched millions of hearts with her unkempt hair, her puppy dog face and her blanked expressions. The lady is an overnight superstar with more searches and hits than Britney Spears at the present moment, which brings me to the worrying realisation that what if it’s all a gimmick? What if under her loose clothes and even looser skin, lurks a diva just biding her time before the finale erupts on unsuspecting Britain. Considering the fact that she is the most popular thing in Britain at the moment, what would you say is stopping her grabbing a comb, throwing out her grandma pants and unleashing the ‘diva’ within? Well it is the dark lord, alright. The dark side of Simon Cowell is much darker than we thought. His ‘cruel remarks’ on reality television is an art in itself but with Susan Boyle, he has taken the game to a whole new level.

He says Britain’s got Talent. I say they got talent alright. It takes a lot of effort to reassure audiences initially that Susan Boyle got through the first few rounds as she could sing well. Well, my cat can sing well too but it never leaves the house without brushing its hair. What reality television demands are lookers and by god, Susan Boyle is precious in these times. She is Simon’s hidden weapon which disarms viewers from their personal insecurities of the contestants looking better than them and then takes the same viewers to a whole new level filled with pity, sympathy and admiration. Simon Cowell has endured Paula Abdul long enough to know that ‘Make-up’ is not the answer to everything. He has gone for the ugly duckling instead.

Media is filled with reports of “The Woman Who Shut Up Simon Cowell.” She is the new face of hope. Susan Boyle is the ray of light that has banished the ‘Dark Lord’ from his lair. I say give me a break and a big one at that ’cause while everyone seems to be falling head over heels on Simon’s masterpiece, I wonder how many of us can actually see the light?

This is what is happening ( or could have happened for all those who are going to come back to this page when I’d be saying” I told you so”). Susan Boyle is not what she seems. Susan Boyle is youngest of nine and I’m scared to think what the other eight look like. She has a ten year cat Pebbles that probably gets a spanking every time it tries to fix Susan’s hair. It’s not the cat’s fault. They like owners with combs and Pebbles hasn’t seen one on Susan since she got used to the fact that Simon visits more now than ever before.
She say’s she’s never had a boyfriend. I say not till she met someone like Simon. She say’s she’s never been kissed. I say once she wins this thing, we’ll have her singing “I kissed a girl” live with Katie Perry. They say she is the most talented woman on TV today. I’d say if you look closely through that lovely set of hair and you’ll see Paul Potts beaming at his second coming.

Simon Cowell has created an enigma which he knows very well how to market. He’s got talent. Britain’s got Susan Boyle. Everyone’s got fooled. She is a dream come true but only for the producers who are laughing all the way to the bank, right as we speak. Media suggests Simon Cowell showed his softer side after Susan’s performance. I say he was just falling in love with the woman who’s giving him what none could give before. Sky rocketing TRP’s.

When this show gets over, everyone would be glad Susan won. Simon Cowell might be the richest in UK, maybe after the Queen. Susan would get a long-due make-over and transform herself into another Paula Abdul (well she’s been kept away from the mirror too long, I think she deserves it). Simon would then be heart-broken at what could have been. Susan would become a multi-millionaire pop star. The viewer’s would be shocked. The world would be in a tizzy at all that’s happening around them. All that would be left are me and Pebbles shaking our heads. If only you had taken Pebbles more seriously. I did.

Cute Kris Allen: "Falling Slowly" at American Idol (image coutesy of joesplaceblog)

Cute Kris Allen: "Falling Slowly" at American Idol (image coutesy of joesplaceblog)

The Final 7 results of American Idol saw Kris Allen’s brilliant performance  transforming him from a ‘cute looker’ participant to almost a second favorite to win this season’s American Idol. The bookies, namely William Hill, have Kris Allen down to 6/1 whilst Danny Gokey is 4/1 with a couple of the bookies. Even American Idol David Cook has singled out Adam Lambert and Kris Allen as his favorites this year.

Kris performed “Falling Slowly” from the soundtrack of the movie “Once”. The song was  the 2007 Academy-Award winner for Best Original Song, composed by professional partners Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.

On the results show, Kris stood with Lil Rounds, while Ryan announced one of them was in the bottom three. I felt kinda silly to feel tense ’cause i knew Lil Rounds had the worst night amongst everyone so she had to be the one to be in danger and as expected, she was. What was not expected and very surprising was Simon Cowell when he said that he did not get to comment last night but “Kris, you were brilliant”. Coming from Simon, I’m sure the weeks to come would see Kris Allen slipping past Danny Gokey to set up a finale with Adam Lambert, who i must say is worthy to win so far. I think the Season 8 heartthrob is just about to bring his best his best to the show in the coming weeks.

As expected, the Oscar winning song has become the latest craze for music lovers.It is currently at the 29th most downloaded song on iTunes. After Kris’ performance, millions of fans swarmed the internet for lyrics and details of “Falling Slowly“.

Do you think Kris has got what it takes to go all the way? Leave me your opinions below…

Reports suggest that Miranda Tozier Robbins,alleged Britney Spears stalker, was found looking in through windows of Britney’s home in Calabasas, California. It is believed that she was in a camouflage outfit and carried a backpack and a video camera.

”]Miranda Tozier Robbins -alleged Britney Spears stalker[image courtsey of newsamericanow.com]I’m still waiting to see which news channel brings us an “Exclusive interview with Miranda Tozier Robbins” before sunrise!! Sorry to sound skeptic but with her Circus tour still under wraps and her wearing shoes covering more than her shorts, i vote for Britney to go all guns blazing on her PR while poor Miranda hops between courts till she gets “Everytime” right for Simon to “get her out of jail” and into the next American Idol.So, here’s Miranda coming to court near you on June the 16th.

These publicity stunts have gone too far and are more obvious than America having accepted change..what do you think…?

American Idol: Kris Allen sings “Falling Slowly” from the ‘Once’ movie OST

American Idol: Kris Allen sings “Falling Slowly” from the ‘Once’ movie OST

With “Songs from the Movies” as the theme and Quentin Tarantino as a “music” mentor this week, viewers were sure the show promised a few surprises but none more than Kris Allen performing “Falling Slowly” from the ‘Once’ movie OST. The performance sans his guitar was one of his best. The emotions were perfect, the audience swooned and the judges didn’t get it, which usually adds up to a great performance. Randy feels it was pitchy and the song never “caught on” while Kara believes it was one of his “best moments” despite the obscure choice. Precisely. The song, despite being an academy-award winner for Best Original Song in 2007, was still obscure and unknown to American audiences.

The Song: “Falling Slowly”

"Falling Slowly" from movie OST "Once"

"Falling Slowly" from movie OST "Once"

Kris Allen’s performance has brought this song into limelight once again. “Falling Slowly” is the 2007 Academy-Award winner for Best Original Song, by professional partners Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. It featured in the movie “Once” starring the couple. The song’s Oscar eligibility had caused a controversy as it had already featured in the couple’s performances in Europe in 2006 much before the movie was released. It even featured on ‘The Cost’ an album released in 2006 by Hansard’s band, The Frames. However the Academy ruled that as the song was composed for the movie and the public exposure of the song during the extended production of the movie had been minimal, so it was eligible. Hansard’s relationship with Irglova evolved during the making of “Once”. Said Hansard about Irglova: “”I had been falling in love with her for a long time, but I kept telling myself she’s just a kid”. Maybe when they wrote the song, Hansard was “Falling Slowly” for Irglova.

The relative obscurity of this Academy Award winning song should soon be gone thanks to Kris Allen and his performance this week. People are googling the lyrics of the song, itunes  warming up to the downloads and more people know Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova today than maybe ever before. I can help out with lyrics, they’re below.

Lyrics: “Falling Slowly” from the “Once” movie OST

I don’t know you

But I want you

All the more for that

Words fall through me

And always fool me

And I can’t react

And games that never amount

To more than they’re meant

Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home

We’ve still got time

Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice

You’ll make it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me

And I can’t go back

Moods that take me and erase me

And I’m painted black

You have suffered enough

And warred with yourself

It’s time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home

We’ve still got time

Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice

You’ve made it now

Falling slowly sing your melody

I’ll sing along

What’s worth waiting for is if this “obscure song” could keep Kris Allen on American Idol for another week ’cause he is getting better with each week passing. Do you think Kris Allen got the song choice right? Leave us your comments below…


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