Kevin Garnett: also known as Kevin
When celebs collide – it’s time for our links review. Plenty of fascinating articles for you here, including links to do with Britney Spears, Kevin Garnett and La La (entertainer).
New Orleans: also known as “The Crescent City”,”The Big Easy”,”The City That Care Forgot”,”Nawlins” and “NOLA” (acronym for New Orleans,Louisiana).,City of New Orleans,”Nawlins” and “NOLA” .
Let’s kick off with a look at the websites that have been discussing Destiny’s Child and City of New Orleans:
– LISTEN HERE: Destiny’s Child “Nuclear” from theybf.com
– Destiny’s Child To Reunite For Super Bowl And Release Another Album from necolebitchie.com
– Will You Be Watching? Destiny’s Child Set To Clap Their Comeback Cakes On The Superbowl Halftime Stage from bossip.com
The X Factor (UK): The X Factor is a British television music competition to find new singing talent. Created by Simon Cowell,it began in September 2004 and is contested by aspiring singers drawn from public auditions. It is the originator of the international X Factor franchise. The eight series of the show to date have been broadcast from August/September through to December. The show is produced by FremantleMedia’s Talkback Thames and Cowell’s production company SYCOtv. The “X Factor” of the title refers to the undefinable “something” that makes for star quality. The show is broadcast on the ITV network in the United Kingdom and TV3 in Ireland,with spin-off behind-the-scenes show The Xtra Factor screened on ITV2. The X Factor was devised as a replacement for the highly successful Pop Idol,which was put on indefinite hiatus after its second series,largely because Cowell,who was a judge on Pop Idol,wished to launch a show to which he owned the television rights. The perceived similarity between the two shows later became the subject of a legal dispute. The original judging panel was Cowell,Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh. Dannii Minogue joined the panel in series 4,and Cheryl Cole replaced Osbourne in series 5 after her departure. After series 7,Cowell and Cole both left to judge the American version of the show whilst Minogue left the show due to commitments on Australia’s Got Talent. Kelly Rowland
,Tulisa Contostavlos and Gary Barlow then joined Walsh on the judging panel for series 8,though Rowland will not return for series 9. In the initial televised audition phase of the show,contestants sang in an audition room in front of just the judges. From series 6 onwards,auditionees sing on a stage in front of the judges and a live audience. Successful auditionees go through to “bootcamp” and then to “judges’ houses”,where judges narrow down the acts in their category to three or four acts to mentor for the live shows,where the public vote for their favourite acts following weekly live performances by the contestants. There have been eight winners to date: Steve Brookstein,Shayne Ward,Leona Lewis,Leon Jackson,Alexandra Burke,Joe McElderry,Matt Cardle and Little Mix. The winning contestant’s single from 2004 till 2010 was released in time for the end of year chart battle for the UK’s Christmas number one,a spot which was gained in 2005,2006,2007,2008 and 2010. In 2011,the winner’s single was released a week earlier. All of the winners’ singles have gone on to achieve the number one chart position nevertheless,with Brookstein and McElderry going on to claim the New Year’s number one spot a week later instead,and Little Mix a week earlier. As of January 2012,a total of 28 number-one singles have been released by artists who have appeared on the show. The all-new X Factor champion receives a recording contract with record label Syco Music with a stated value of ?1 million. This includes a cash payment to the winner,but the majority is allocated to marketing and recording costs. The show is the biggest television talent competition in Europe and has proved hugely popular with the public. Series 6 attracted 200,000 auditionees and peaked at 19.7 million UK viewers (a 63.2% audience share). 10 million votes were cast in the series 6 final as well. On 18 October 2010,ITV announced that Cowell had signed a three-year contract renewing The X Factor until 2013.
Britney Spears and The X Factor (UK) have come up rather a lot this week too.
– BRITNEY SPEARS And JASON TRAWICK Call Off Engagement from anythinghollywood.com
– Britney Spears And Fiance Call Off Engagement from www.celebtv.com
Boston Celtics: The Boston Celtics are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Boston,Massachusetts. They play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. Founded in 1946,the team is currently owned by Boston Basketball Partners LLC. The Celtics play their home games at the TD Garden,which they share with the Boston Bruins of the NHL. The Celtics’ 17 NBA Championships are the most for any NBA franchise. From 1957 to 1969,the Celtics dominated the league winning 11 championships in 13 years,and eight in a row (1959?1966),the longest consecutive streak of any North American pro sports team. The Celtics dominated the league during the late 1950s and through the mid 1980s,with the help of many Hall of Famers which include Bill Russell,Bob Cousy,John Havlicek,Larry Bird and legendary Celtics coach Red Auerbach,combined for a 795?397 record that helped the Celtics win 16 Championships. Before the retirement of the ?Big Three?,who included Larry Bird,Robert Parish and Kevin McHale,thanks to some creative maneuvering by Auerbach,the Celtics had drafted second overall pick Len Bias but the team fell into decline as the college star died two days after he was drafted. Later,the team suffered another tragedy when their star player Reggie Lewis died of a heart attack in his prime. The franchise returned to prominence during the 2007?2008 season when Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen joined Paul Pierce as the new “Big Three,” leading the team to its 17th championship in 2008 and an Eastern Conference title in 2010. During this time,point guard Rajon Rondo developed into a perennial all-star. The Celtics have met the Lakers a record 12 times in the NBA Finals,including their most recent appearances in 2008 and 2010,with the Celtics winning nine and Lakers winning three. Four Celtics have won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for an NBA record total of 10 MVP awards. Their mascot ‘Lucky the Leprechaun’ is an ode to the team’s Irish heritage,as well as an ode to the large Irish-American population in Boston.
Next are La La (entertainer) and Kevin Garnett.:
– Honey Nut Cheerios’ Queen Bee: La La Anthony Really Does Glow In Yellow & Gold Ensembles – “New York Knicks captain Carmelo Anthony and the Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett had a verbal showdown on the court earlier this week after Garnett allegedly said Anthony’s wife, La La Anthony, “tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios.”” – said styleblazer.com
– La La Vazquez wants General Mills to cut a check – sandrarose.com
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