"And J.T. was looking like the hottie he certainly is, with a nearly shaved head, a little scruff on his face and a simple black hoodie.
"He was actually one of the first to arrive, quickly heading to a bowling game, one of the many Nintendo Wii stations scattered around the party. He spent most of the eveningwell, at least the three hours or so I was therein a corner with a slew of friends. He put his arm around Lance Bass as they chatted with Save Me star Chad Allen."
Read all the juice, including the rumor that JT will perform will Samuel L. Jackson at the Black Snake Moan after-party Wednesday night.
According to HollywoodRag.com, The singer was left devastated this week when she returned home to her Los Angeles mansion to find her beloved bulldog Elvis had drowned in her swimming pool.
Pink named the pooch after Elvis because he was given to her as a gift by Elvis daughter Lisa-Marie. The two have now decided to give the dog a funeral fit for The King.
In addition to building a replica of Graceland to use as a crypt for the dog, Pink has also hired a 70-piece orchestra to play a selection of Elvis classic hits on the day of the funeral.
The pet will reportedly be pulled to his final resting place on a mini-carriage by four canine pallbearers and the 27-year-old singer is even planning to erect a huge marble statue of her deceased pet in her garden as a memorial to him.
Good Lord. People, people, please... Pay attention: This is God's way of telling you you have too damn much money. Go bowling or something.
Memphis City Attorney Sara Hall is leaving her job to take a position with the Memphis and Shelby County Airport Authority, according to City Council Chairman Tom Marshall.
Hall notified Marshall, who in turn notified his colleagues Thursday. She took the job when Robert Spence left three years ago. Spence is now in private practice and running for the state Senate.
Hall often found herself in the middle of controversial issues involving Mayor Willie Herenton and members of the Memphis City Council such as annexation, ethics and conflicts of interest, and privatization of delinquent tax collections.
Hall's departure comes at a critical time. The Memphis Charter Commission, which she has been advising, is finding its way after being elected in 2006. Herenton is preparing to run for a fifth-consecutive four-year term in October. And two members of the City Council, Edmund Ford and Rickey Peete, are under indictment but continuing to vote and attend meetings.
"During their heated conversation, People reports that Justin Timberlake 'slammed his fist (down) into a cabinet,' but as the couple emerged from their conversation, Diaz re-appeared at the party looking composed."
Oh, the travails of celebrity breakups. Actress Archives has the complete story. If you care. And sadly, you probably do.
Only one in four households has it, according to the Tennessee Broadband Task Force, a group that is pushing for affordable high-speed Internet access for all Tennesseans. The group, echoing a cause that was popular with the National Conference for Media Reform in Memphis last weekend, issued a report Thursday.
The task force spent six months studying broadband, which lets users quickly view and download stories, video, and graphics. Tennessee ranks 37th in the nation in broadband usage, the report says.
This world is becoming divided into the wired and the fired those with broadband lines and those in unemployment lines, said Roy Herron, a state senator from Dresden who co-chaired the task force.
The report calls for a public-private partnership to develop a statewide plan, with particular attention to rural areas.
Lewis, featured in a Memphis Flyer cover story, uses taper candles to singe away hair. Its a practice he learned growing up in the country. When his family would kill a chicken for dinner, Lewis was responsible for burning the birds fuzz off before it could be cooked.
Though hes demonstrated the technique on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, his method got international attention during a filming at the Heimat Hotel in Tokyo last week.
"Ginnifer Goodwin was slightly worse in a metallic caramel color which was clashing with her skin tone. The little black vinyl belt took her over the top crossing into the lines of gaudy."
Memphis' own Ginnifer Goodwin gets tough treatment from the fashion mavens at Socialitelife.com for the dress she wore to the Golden Globes.
A $1,300 tab run up by David Bennett, ousted executive director of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission, helped lead to his dismissal by the Bredesen administration. But Bennett says everything was on the up and up, there were 13 people present, and he split the tab with the Memphis Film Commission. Maybe so, but you gotta admit, that must have been a helluva feast.
Read more details from the Nashville Post.
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Okay, we totally made up that quote. But seriously, what IS it with pandas and their lack of interest in the dance of love? Zoo officials spent days setting up Le Le and Ya Ya for the big moment, and apparently, the youngsters did at least "try," but couldn't make it happen.
Zoo staffers then artificially inseminated Ya Ya and say they hope for a panda cub by spring. Ya Ya's in seclusion, hoping to rebuild her self-esteem, while Le Le began redecorating his exhibit space and resumed his quest to find the perfect recipe for bamboo gazpacho.
On the eve of the annual commemoration of Dr. King's life and death in Memphis, Jones reminded his overflow audience at the Convention Center that Dr. King did not become famous with a speech entitled, "I Have a Complaint."
And, summarizing the events of the weekend conference, which saw the goals of free expression and network neutrality (and democratic "revolution," for that matter) espoused by big names and small, Jones observed, "When 3,000 people come to Memphis for this, something is about to happen."
For what did happen, go to these audio and video archives.
We know there are Memphis links to Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, and Herbie Hancock, (feel free to come up with some in the comments below),but we're just too lazy to look for them right now.
We'd rather watch this, over and over.
Amy Goodman from Democracy Now!, an independent radio and TV news program, spoke about the importance of gathering ones news from non-corporate sources. Goodman said shes currently trying to make the Democracy Now! broadcast accessible in Memphis.
Rhodes religious studies professor Luther Ivory spoke about the importance of making time and space in ones life for activism.
India Palace catered the event, and music was provided by folk singer Andy Cohen.
Randy Wade, a local representative of the congressman's who was in attendance at the panel, was asked about congradictory statements appearing online concerning the extent of Cohen's support of state Representative Beverly Marrero in the current Democratic primary to succeed him in state Senate District 30.
"The congressman has endorsed Marrerro, but he is taking no active role in the campaign. He is attending to his congresssional duties," said Wade, artfuly splitting the hair. (Marrero is opposed in the primary by former city attorney Robert Spence.)
Among the household names who had appeared at the conference as of Saturday afternoon were Bill Moyers, Jesse Jackson, and newly elected Senator Bennie Sanders, along with numerous Web-based activists and celebrities.Still scheduled to appear, on Saturday night and Sunday morning respectively, were Geena Davis, who plays an American president on TV, and film actress/activist Jane Fonda.
In a TMZ video shot backstage at the Today Show last week, Meredith Viera is escorting Madonna off the set. We hear Viera say to Madonna, (jokingly, we assume), "You can kiss me." Then, as the dynamic duo passes by her, Cybill can be seen lunging at a confused Madonna and embracing her and saying "Cybill Shepherd. Cybill Shepherd. Cybill Shepherd!" as she realizes Madge may not know just who ... she is. Or maybe the Material Girl forgot about that Esquire cover they shared in '85. Or something.
It's all very silly. But what else do you have to do but watch it.