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Christopher Ciccone’s tell-all “Life with My Sister Madonna”

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Life with my sister madonna

The memoir based on Ciccone’s life and 47 years of growing up with and working with his sister — Madonna— the most famous woman in the world, now has a cover.

The Sun reports the book will include Madonna’s past lesbian flings (hint: Gwyneth, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera mentioned), her rocky marriage to Hollywood actor Sean Penn and her rows with film director husband Ritchie.

The book will be available on July 15th

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Spotlight on Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes

You’ve probably seen his face all across the country on the poster of the movie “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.” Yep, he’s the one who played Prince Caspian. He’s an English actor from London and prior to his acting career, he was a backup singer for the boy band Hyrise, who were in the running to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004.

As for acting, he started in television and first made his film debut in the film Stardust, portraying Young Dunstan Thorn. As for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, he is also set to reprise his role (this time as King Caspian) in the third film in the Narnia series, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, with a release date of May 2010.

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Hayden Christensen and Pup on GQ Style Italy

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The pup and Hayden Christensen (the young adult Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars) are neck to neck in terms of cuteness in the cover of the spring/summer issue of GQ Style Italy photographed by Guy Aroch. I know, it’s a tough decision isn’t it?

The Next Jet Li Rising: Morgan Benoit

Morgan Benoit

Morgan Benoit, an American actor from Vermont is getting lots of attention after playing Lupo in a Jet Li and Jackie Chan martial arts film, “The Forbidden Kingdom”.

Benoit has moved to China to study Long Fist Kung Fu which he loved when he was 18. After a couple of years, he was admitted to Shi Cha Hai Sports Academy (former training grounds of Jet Li and many China’s top Olympic Athletes.)

Before his film career, Benoit also worked for Cirque du Soleil. After nearly 10 years away from his friends and family for studying and working in China, he’s recently returned to the US to continue his acting and film career in LA.

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The new face of Gucci: James Franco

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Actor James Franco (Harry Osborn from the Spiderman movies) has just been announced to be the face of the new Gucci by Gucci men’s fragrance. “The male version of the scent, which again has been developed with the P&G Prestige Products division of Procter & Gamble, is due to launch in the autumn.”- The Daily reports. (April 16 2008, AM)

*Note – the photo above is illustration only, not an ad.

“Groundbreaking” Eco-friendly Apartment: Bought by Leonardo DiCaprio

The Titanic star, who is also an outspoken environmentalist has just purchased a ‘green’ flat in New York’s pioneering Riverhouse complex. DiCaprio’s representative confirmed the sale but did not reveal how much the star had paid. A statement was released, however, saying “Riverhouse is a prime example of how green technology is both accessible and achievable for new residential developments – it is a groundbreaking building.”

What we know is that Riverhouse offers one-bedroom properties from $835,000 and four-bedroom homes from $2,975,000, so it’s somewhere in between.

The 264-unit complex in Rockefeller Park was built using locally acquired renewable materials, is partly powered by solar energy,offers a 24-hour fresh-filtered air system and boasts green rooftops planted with pine trees.

Riverhouse residents also have access to a children’s playroom, media cafe, fitness centre, dog spa and a treehouse. DiCaprio has long been an ardent campaigner on green issues. He was one of the first people to buy a hybrid car and has established his environment awareness organisation the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.