Day: December 9, 2008

Accolades Europe Leona Lewis Music

Leona Lewis Named Billboard’s Top New Artist of the Year

Leona Lewis has been named Billboard’s top new artist of the year, determined by performance on Billboard’s albums and singles charts.

The X-Factor winner and Simon Cowell protégé’s latest single, a cover of Snow Patrol’s “Run” (see music video below), has gone straight to the top of the singles chart, becoming the fastest-selling download in British chart history, with 133,000 copies.

It was only in March that Lewis became the first British female to top the U.S. charts in over 20 years with her hit single “Bleeding Love.”

Last week, the Brit beauty nabbed three Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Bleeding Love,” while her debut album Spirit received a nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album.

With her powerful vocals, Lewis is often compared to contemporary greats like Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.

“It’s quite scary,” she recently said of the comparisons. “It’s a massive compliment. Personally I’ve got a lot of hard work to do.”

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Movies Sports TV

Minnesota Vikings Visanthe Shiancoe’s Naked Appearance On National TV

In one of television’s biggest blooper moments, the anatomy of NFL player Visanthe Shiancoe is revealed on national television.

After the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Fox cameras ventured into the player’s locker room to capture Vikings owner Zygmunt Wilf presenting the game ball to coach Brad Childress and caught a little something extra -Visanthe Shaincoe’s package!

Shiancoe, Viking’s tight end, stood unassumingly behind Wilf holding a towel that apparently was not big enough to shield his manhood from the nation.

Fox did not realize the gaffe until it was too late and released this statement: “It was an obvious oversight on our part, and we apologize,” said Dan Bell, the vice president of communications for Fox.

The video clip has already been pulled from YouTube, but click here to see Shaincoe uncensored.

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Ed Westwick Gossip Girl Leighton Meester TV

Gossip Girl Watch: Death And Love On The Upper Eastside

Bart Bass is dead and when the wealthy die the skeletons come out of the closet -and apparently so does Eric’s boyfriend.

Lily’s big secret is finally revealed as Chuck Bass’ (Ed Westwick) emotions get exposed and Blair (Leighton Meester) gets all maternal, or maybe just a bit Jewish.

Here are Blindie’s top ten OMG moments:

  1. The episode title “O Brother, Where Bart Thou?” is so painfully bad. What is this The Simpsons?
  2. Eric van der Woodsen points out that grandmother Cece had gin her teacup -at breakfast no less! And Eric’s boyfriend Jonathan finally surfaces, for like a minute, and then that storyline goes nowhere.
  3. A drunk Chuck stumbles to his father’s funeral and tells off Dan Humphrey and Lilly Van der Woodsen for killing his father.
  4. Nate calles Blair maternal and she denies it claiming, “I’m not maternal, I’ve just been spending too much time with Cyrus and I’m turning Jewish.”
  5. Always one to find a way to get exposure and publicity, Jenny offers to make amends to Eleanor Waldorf by making her wedding dress -something circa Mick and Bianca 1971.
  6. Blair tells Chuck she would stand by him no matter what, and when she declares her love for him he coldly says “that’s too bad.” Blair sobs to her soon-to-be stepfather, “only a masochist could love a narcissist.”
  7. Lilly finally declares ” I love Rufus” but of course they still can’t be together. We’re not clear why though -is it because she had an abortion years ago in a hospital in France or did she give birth to their lovechild and put it up for adoption?
  8. Serena Van der Woodsen is going to Buenos Aires with Aaron Rose for the holiday to finally seal the deal and sleep with him and Dan is wishing he asked her not to go.
  9. Why don’t the Humphreys just move to the city already? They spend all their time chasing after the Waldorfs and the van der Woodsens in Manhattan anyway.
  10. Broken and lonely Chuck finally falls into Blair’s loving embrace, then disappears in the morning. We live for unrequited love!

PHOTO CREDIT: Giovanni Rufino / The CW

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