Britney Spears’ New “Radiance” Perfume

Singer Britney Spears has re-emerged looking stunning in the ad material for her new perfume Radiance. The singer leaked the would-be advertising material through her own twitter account.

The Britney we see here is the glamorous music icon we know her to be, a far cry from the disheveled — this is the kindest word we can use to describe the picture we had of her the last time with most of her extensions having fallen off and she looked like she had not bathed in a week– toxic-looking mess she was the last time she was headlined here at World Correspondents.

Maybe, she truly is so very excited about the release of her new scent, Radiance, which is actually her ninth perfume.  Set to be launched next month, she decided to give her Twitter followers a sneak peek of new advertising campaign for it.

She tweeted: “Just got the imaging for my new fragrance Radiance and thought I’d share it with all my tweethearts (sic).”

The ‘Toxic’ singer’s Radiance perfume comes in a faux rhinestone-encrusted blue and pink bottle and is said to be created from tuberose, jasmine, orange lower, wild berries and iris.

Britney’s other scents, Fantasy and Curious, among others, have all been successful.  She is hoping the same for Radiance, too.

If it will keep her looking like the glamorous Hollywood star that she is, then I am hoping for the same as well.

Signature Products Launched by Mariah Carey

Having your own signature products is really not unusual among famous celebrities. What does matter is how well do these products sell in the market. If you’ve got millions of fans who are very willing to buy these stuffs then you’re lucky. The most common product that they have are perfumes and among them are Britney Spears, J.Lo and Mariah Carey. Well, Mariah didn’t settle for perfumes as she launched some other stuffs too like footwear and jewelry.

This has been the rumored baby that Mariah is about to have. Her all new signatures product is her new baby that everyone has been longing to know. She has just announced the launch of a new lifestyle collection for shopping network HSN. the products will have its debut on the 29th of November. It will feature jewelry that are amounting from $40 to $200. This would include pieces that incorporate her signature butterfly motif.

The footwear on the other hand will have prices starting $70 and top out at $170. There would also be a limited edition of her Lucscious Pink fragrance. Fans would love to see her endorsing these personally in the shopping network.

Another singer would also be launching her perfume line next year and she is no other than Lady Gaga. She has millions fans whom she called little monsters and as early as this time they are already giving names to the up coming product.

Worst Celebrity Role Model Online Poll Winner: Paris Hilton

This did not come as a surprise, but seriously do we need an online poll for this? Or, was the online poll needed in order to get the statistics on just how many people share the same opinion that Paris Hilton is the Worst Celebrity Role Model?

Well, there were a number of “notorious” celebrities to choose from, so maybe the online poll was indeed necessary to declare a winner.

Anyway, just as expected Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan were among the top two contenders and it was a toss-up as to who gets the highest (dis)honor. Fortunately, or unfortunately, for Lindsay Lohan, Paris was hogging the news last month for her house break-in story and arrest for cocaine possession that her (Lindsay’s) own personal debacles have been overshadowed. Add to this Paris’ World Cup marijuana possession “misunderstanding” (thanks to good friend Jennifer Rovero for declaring that the weed was hers) and she was all set to win top prize.

Hence, Lindsay was a poor second, getting only 23% of the votes while Paris got a whopping 43%.

Sharing top honors were Chris Brown with and Lil Wayne. If I had my way, I would add Heidi Montag to the top three. Getting all those cosmetic enhancements is not sending the correct message to the youth and to every one else – Looks fade. They are not the end all and be all of a person’s existence.

Mel Gibson On A Downward Spiral

I believe it started four years ago with Mel Gibson’s arrest for drunk driving, a scandal which was put even more under the spotlight because of his anti-Semitic remarks towards the arresting officers. Since then, Mel Gibson’s star power has waned and so did the favorable public perception he enjoyed at the height of his career.  

Although he got out of that embarrassing situation after issuing a public apology for his “despicable behavior”, it was never quite the same.

Next that was heard about Mel Gibson is that he was divorcing his wife of 28 years and mother of his seven kids, Robyn in 2009; and that the third party to their break-up was Oksana Grigorieva who soon became pregnant with Mel’s child. 

Now, eight months after giving birth, Oksana has become Mel’s “battered ex” and the other party to the newest scandal wrecking havoc at his status as a Hollywood icon.

As if a new scandal is not enough, his agency, William Morris dropped him cold. To compound his woes even more, audio tapes of their fights that Oksana had recorded without his knowledge had been leaked to the press, and he is now being investigated for domestic violence that could land him in jail for at least 4 years.

Whoa! If that is not a downward spiral, I do not know what is. What is happening with you Mel? Can somebody do an intervention quick and save this man?

New Hollywood Trend: Shape Up Before the Big Day

Chelsea Clinton did it, she had her father Bill do it, I think if Alicia Keys was not heavy with child when she recently marched down the aisle she would also do it and now it is Hilary Duff’s turn to buff up before her altar date.

As if lugging around a million dollar engagement ring is not enough of a workout, the soon to be Mrs. Comrie is said to be working out five times a week to ensure that she’d be stunningly beautiful on her wedding day. Oh Hilary, I know you will look breathtaking.

Well, aside from being a very good motivation to get a consistent workout, a wedding is also a major stress producer.  So, aesthetics or looking good in a wedding gown is really not the only reason to shape up. According to Ms. Duff’s trainer, Harley Pasternak, working out religiously when preparing for a wedding helps brides to calm any pre-wedding day jitters and wedding preparation stress.

JetBlue Flight Attendant Steven Slater Free on Bail

Steven Slater left on Tuesday night the Bronx detention center we was incarcerated in. It will be remembered that he gained internet “fame” after his altercation with a passenger landed him in jail for charges of criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and criminal trespass, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office. He was released on a $2,500 bail.

Diane Slater, Steven’s mother, defended him in an interview saying, “I don’t think he’s going to be in trouble very long. I think he just had a very small meltdown, and I think he deserves to be able to have that meltdown if you saw the egg on his head where he got smacked.”

Slater had a scratch on his forehead, but has declined to say whether he got it during his now internet (in)famous altercation with a passenger on the flight, who has only been identified as being a woman.

As Slater exited the jail, he told CNN-affiliate WABC that, “It’s been very, very appreciated. And it seems like something here has resonated with a few people and that’s kind of neat.”

Daniel Craig Wants to Play James Bond Again

His name is Craig – Daniel Craig and as James Bond he drinks his martini shaken, not stirred.

Like the rest of us, Daniel Craig wants to see the next James Bond movie soon and be in it as the lead character of course. Unfortunately, MGM has been “neglecting” all the other sure crowd drawers in its stable, such as the Bond franchise, in favor of the big screen adaptation of The Outer Limits.

In a recent interview, Craig revealed that he still has hope for the series and wants to get back to work (as the dashing debonnaire James Bond).

Chirped Craig, “The new Bond movie is on hold but I am champing at the bit to get going on it as quickly as possible. I love playing Bond – I don’t want to be away from it for too long.”

Paging execs at MGM… his name is Craig – Daniel Craig and he won’t be youthful, agile and athletic forever to fit the Bond role to a “T”.

Paula Abdul Won’t be Returning to American Idol

American Idol returnee/producer, Nigel Lythgoe has already quashed the dreams of old-school American Idol fans who had visions of seeing Paula Abdul reuniting with Randy Jackson.

Lythgoe said he would also love to have Paula back, but then “Paula is under contract to another company so she is unavailable.”

According to sources familiar with Paula Abdul’s recently executed contract with CBS, she is prohibited from appearing on any competition show on any other network, both broadcast and cable.

She was reported to have signed a seven-figure deal with CBS in the spring, when it was announced she would judge and be the executive producer at the same time of the upcoming American version of the U.K.’s Got to Dance.

“If Paula did Idol she would get sued big-time by Viacom,” says the source. “She’s locked in exclusively with CBS.”

The source also adds that Paula’s obligation to CBS is for “about five years” and that the only way for her to appear on Idol would be if CBS amended her contract which is not likely to happen.

Wyclef Jean Wants to Be Haiti’s President

Probably feeling that his participation in the remake of Michael Jackson’s humanitarian masterpiece, “We are the World” song and video is not the most he can do to help Haiti’s earthquake victims, Wyclef Jean has been quoted as saying that he wants to run in the Haitian Presidential elections this November.

Jean’s planned presidential bid was confirmed by his brother Samuel Jean. Reports are circulating that Wyclef will run as part of Former Chamber of Deputies leader Pierre Eric Jean-Jacques coalition but Samuel Jean said he is still unsure which party his brother will run under.

This early questions are already surrounding Wyclef Jean’s presidential bid, starting with his Haitian residency. Although he was born in Haiti, he grew up in Brooklyn.

For Wyclef to be qualified to run as a candidate he must prove he has resided in Haiti for five consecutive years prior to the election, that he owns property in the country and has no other citizenship but Haitian. He and his brother are optimistic the residency requirement will be waived because of Wyclef’s appointment as Haiti’s “roving ambassador”.

Susan Boyle Set to Be in Glee

The new season of Glee is set to start on September 21 but this early creators of the show are already preparing for a Christmas-themed episode – and they are having Susan Boyle in it.

Boyle, who rose to fame last year via “Britain’s Got Talent” will play a high school lunch lady in the said episode. She is also reportedly waxing a Christmas album, so viewers might get a sneak peek of her song selection during her appearance in the Emmy-nominated (19 nominations to be exact) show, as well.

Glee creator Ryan Murphy also glee-fully announced that former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney had sent him a handwritten note and two CDs a couple of weeks ago… “so of course we are going to do something with him.”

Murphy also said, however, that in season 2 ‘We are scaling back a little bit (on music) and concentrating on the stories and doing just five or six songs per episode.”