BRITNEY SPEARS And JASON TRAWICK Call Off Engagement – plus Saturday’s other links

Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett: also known as Kevin

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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
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” .

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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 (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.

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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
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.

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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

Still want more? How about some more photos…

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YES PLEASE! Nelly Gets NAKED…With Just His BIRTHDAY CAKE – plus Sunday’s other links

Hi peeps, yet another links overview for you here. We’ll be going over lots of stories, including Nelly, Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift and 50 Cent.

Rapping
Rapping: Rapping (also known as emceeing,MCing,spitting,or rhyming) refers to “spoken or chanted rhyming lyrics”. The art form can be broken down into different components,as in the book How to Rap where it is separated into ?content?,?flow?,and ?delivery?. Rapping is distinct from spoken word poetry in that it is performed in time to a beat. Rapping is a primary ingredient in hip hop music and reggae,but the phenomenon predates hip hop culture by centuries. It can also be found in alternative rock such as that of Cake and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Rapping is also used in Kwaito music,a genre that originated in Johannesburg,South Africa and is composed of hip hop elements. Rapping can be delivered over a beat or without accompaniment. Stylistically,rap occupies a gray area among speech,prose,poetry,and song. The use of the word to describe quick speech or repartee long predates the musical form,meaning originally “to hit”. The word had been used in British English since the 16th century,and specifically meaning “to say” since the 18th. It was part of the African American dialect of English in the 1960s meaning “to converse”,and very soon after that in its present usage as a term denoting the musical style. Today,the terms “rap” and “rapping” are so closely associated with hip hop music that many use the terms interchangeably.

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Why don’t we kick off with a look at the sites that have been writing about Nelly and Rapping:
– YES PLEASE! Nelly Gets NAKED…With Just His BIRTHDAY CAKE from theybf.com
– Scorpio Season: Happy 38th Birthday, Nelly! (Check Out Down South Rappers With Style & Swagger) from styleblazer.com

New York Knicks
New York Knicks: The New York Knickerbockers,commonly known as the Knicks,are a professional basketball team based in New York City. They are part of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Established in 1946,the organization was a founding member of the Basketball Association of America,which became the NBA after a merger with the rival National Basketball League in 1949. The Knicks are one of only two teams of the original National Basketball Association still located in its original city (the other being the Boston Celtics). The “Knickerbocker” name comes from the pseudonym used by Washington Irving for his book A History of New York,a name which became applied to the descendants of the original Dutch settlers of what later became New York,and later,by extension,to New Yorkers in general. The Knicks were successful during their early years and were constant playoff contenders. Beginning in 1950,the Knicks made three consecutive appearances in the NBA Finals,all of which were losing efforts. Subsequently,the team began to falter and it was not until the late sixties when Red Holzman became head coach that the Knicks began to regain their former dominance. Holzman successfully guided the Knicks to two championships in 1970 and 1973. Though a consistent playoff contender afterwards,the Knicks struggled to recapture their former success. In the past two decades the Knicks have only made the playoffs three times most recently losing to the Miami Heat in the first round of contention under the lead of Amar’e Stoudemire,Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler.

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We have seen quite a few mentions of Alicia Keys and New York Knicks as well.
Jay-Z and Beyonce Take In The Nets Season Opener, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Mary J. Blige & More Attend Knicks vs Heat from necolebitchie.com
– Chris Brown’s Mom DEFENDS His Halloween Costume + Alicia Keys’ NEW “Girl On Fire” VIDEO FT. Nicki Minaj from theybf.com
– Alicia Keys Featuring Nicki Minaj “Girl On Fire” (Inferno Version) [Video] from bossip.com

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift: also known as Taylor,Taylor Alison Swift

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Been reading about Taylor Swift and Country Music Association Awards? Us too:
– Taylor Swift didn’t win any Country Music Awards – “Sure, she may have sold a whopping 1.2 Million copies of her latest album Red, but despite having tons of money and chart-toppers on her side, Taylor Swift still managed to win a whopping zero out of three possible Country Music Awards” – said popbytes.com
– TAYLOR SWIFT Performs “Begin Again” On CMA Awards (VIDEO) – anythinghollywood.com

50 Cent
50 Cent: also known as Curtis James Jackson III

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Let’s finish off with a look at 50 Cent and Twitter, Inc..
– A Tale Of Two Exes: 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather Engage In Thumb Thugging War On Twitter – “The so-called beef allegedly started earlier this year after 50 Cent formed a boxing promotions company with Floyd called The Money Team Promotions (TMT) and later jumped ship” – said necolebitchie.com
– BROMANCE OVER: Floyd Mayweather GOES IN On 50 Cent With Twitter Attacks! – theybf.com

But hang on … there is always more … the best of the pix…

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Put On Blast: NBA Will Investigate An Anti-Gay “F-Bomb” Direct Message That New York Knicks Baller Amar’e Stoudemire Sent A Fan On Twitter! – and it’s Tuesday’s links

Posts, posts – so many of them, so little time. Luckily for you I’m here to search through all of them. Now, we have blog posts related to all sorts, including Prince William of Wales, Ann Curry, Matt Lauer and John Travolta.

New York Knicks
New York Knicks: The New York Knickerbockers, commonly known as the Knicks, are a professional basketball team based in New York City. They are part of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Established in 1946, the organization was a founding member of the Basketball Association of America, which became the NBA after a merger with the rival National Basketball League in 1949.

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Let’s start with a look at the websites that have been discussing Twitter and Skype:
– Put On Blast: NBA Will Investigate An Anti-Gay “F-Bomb” Direct Message That New York Knicks Baller Amar’e Stoudemire Sent A Fan On Twitter! from bossip.com

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Wales
Wales: motto is Cymru am byth

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We’ve seen a number of mentions of Prince William of Wales and Buckingham Palace too.
– Kate Tosses William a Splashy 30th Birthday Weekend from www.people.com

Savannah Guthrie
Savannah Guthrie: Savannah Guthrie (born December 27, 1971) is an American journalist and attorney, working for NBC News.

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Been reading about Ann Curry and Matt Lauer? Us too:
– Reports: NBC to pay Ann Curry $10 million – “How much does NBC want Ann Curry off The Today Show?” – said www.sheknows.com
– Savannah Guthrie or Ann Curry: Who Would You Rather… Watch? – www.thehollywoodgossip.com

John Travolta
John Travolta: also known as Johnny Travolta

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To finish up, how about John Travolta and Allegation?
– John Travolta & Kelly Preston go overboard with the PDA at ‘Savages’ premiere – “We just heard yesterday that John Travolta was being sued by a cruise ship employee for alleged sexual assault that occurred in 2009” – said www.celebitchy.com
– John Travolta Sued by Cruise Worker for Alleged Sex Attack – www.people.com

Still hungry for more goss? What about some pics…

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