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Besides Hugh Jackman, Who Else Will We See At The Oscars??

We will definitely see Hugh Jackman at The Academy Awards since he will be the host this year. But who else can we expect to see at the Oscars??

Access Hollywood has reported that Sarah Jessica Parker will be presenting the Oscar. Other rumored presenters are Jennifer Aniston (who will be bringing John Mayer as her date), Rob Pattinson, Zac Efron (presenting for Best Original Song)

Stars who are “rumored” to be performing at the show will be Beyonce, and “High School Musical” stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. In addition, this year as a tribute to the celebrities who have passed away in 2008, Queen Latifah has been slated to sing, “I’ll Be Seeing You”.

The 81st Annual Academy Awards air on February 22 live at 5PT/8ET on ABC.

I can’t wait to see the Oscars – what about you??

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A Star Studded Inauguration Week

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If you are a celebrity fanatic then Washington is the place to be this week. The stars are coming out to help celebrate President Elect Obama’s inauguration.

    Sunday’s Events

National Mall – Free concert. Check out this star studded list: Bruce Springsteen, U2, Beyonce, Usher, Garth Brooks, Stevie Wonder, John Mellencamp, Shakira, Mary J. Blige, Herbie Hancock, Josh Groban, James Taylor, Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx.

Declare Yourself (aka – A New Birth of Citizenship) – Hosted by Jessica Alba. Performances by Maroon 5 and DJ Samantha Ronson and Jamie Foxx and John Legend will attend.

    Monday’s Events

Oprah – The Oprah Winfrey Show will be Live from Kennedy Center Opera House.

Kids Inaugural: We Are The Future – Will air on the Disney Channel. Performing will be Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers and Bow Wow. Michelle Obama will host with her family.

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There are too many events to list but let’s not forget the The Neighborhood Ball:. This event will be broadcast on ABC. Performing will be Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Faith Hill and Blige.

I can’t wait to watch some of these events. What about you – is anyone else going to watch some of the events??

Tree Lighting Ceremony At Rockefeller Center!!

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The 76th annual tree lighting ceremony took place on Wednesday evening, December 3, 2008 at Rockefeller Center in New York.

My friend, Cathy and I were lucky enough to attend the ceremony.  It was a great show – with live appearances by Jamie Foxx, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick, Jr, David Cook, Rascall Flatts, Neil Boyd, Rosie O’Donnell and the Broadway Kids and surprise guest Kristin Chenoweth.

The performances by Beyonce, Faith Hill, The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears were pre-taped.

Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and visitors filled the surrounding streets to watch the 72 foot tall tree lit up with 30,000 energy efficient LED lights.   Not only does hundreds of thousands sound like a lot of people – try walking down the street with that many people.  Security was tight and getting a really close look at the performances was definitely a challenge. 

Thankfully, we were successful and were able to see the show and get some great photographs of the performers.

Here are some of my photos – I will post more about the show and the performances later.  I am off to the city again for another adventure!!

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony!!

I am SOOOOOOOOOO excited that I had to share!!

HaveUHeard.net has been invited to see the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony!! We are going to try and get some awesome photos for the event. So keep a look out.

Here is an excerpt from the email:

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

LIVE performances by HARRY CONNICK, JR., SOLANGE KNOWLES, TONY BENNETT, RASCAL FLATTS, DAVID COOK, NEIL BOYD AND ROSIE O’DONNELL AND THE BROADWAY KIDS
ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES BY BEYONCE, FAITH HILL, THE JONAS BROTHERS AND Miley Cyrus

Beyonce “Traumatized” by Nephews Birth

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Beyonce

Beyonce was on the Ellen show talking about marriage, birth, and who else but Sasha Fierce (her alter-ego). 

Beyonce says it wasn’t easy being in the delivery room when her younger sister Solange gave birth to her nephew Daniel, in 2004.

With reference to her nephew’s birth, Beyonce stated:

“It kind of traumatized me.  I told my sister that. I said, ‘Please don’t have me in the room,’ and she said, ‘You have to – I’m your sister! Stop being so silly.’

“Well, I was right.  I’m traumatized.”

Beyonce did say that “will” have a baby of her own.  That is good news.  Besides being beautiful – she is so talented – that would be a waste of good genes if she didn’t.

About Beyonce’s husband, Jay-Z:

“He’s a great guy. He’s a cool guy.  He’s patient. It feels great being married”

About Sasha Fierce:

“People are like, ‘I don’t understand the Sasha Fierce thing.’ It’s for fun … and it gives me an excuse to blame anything really bad on Sasha Fierce.”

Somehow I can’t picture Beyonce doing anything really bad. Can you??

It’s Nice to Be Jay-Z and Beyonce!!

Forbes has named their their top 20 Hollywood Earning Couples.  It should not be a surprise that Jay-Z and Beyonce topped the list.  We are talking SUPER POWER couple.  Thanks to a fabulous year filled with music, movies, fashion and endorsement deals, Jay-Z and his new bride, Beyoncé Knowles, collectively raked in $162 million between June 1, 2007 and June 1, 2008.  That is MEGA BUCKS!!  Most people cannot even imagine making that much in their life time yet alone in 1 year.  WOW!!

No 2. on the list is Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. They hauled in some $85 million over the past year.  What surprises me is how far away No. 2 is from No. 1 on the list.  Beyonce and Jay-Z made 2x the amount of Will and Jada.  Double WOW!!

No.3 on the list is none other than super hottie David Beckham and wife Victoria.  This power couple brought in $58 million over the year-long period.

 

Country music stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill ranked fourth with earnings of $35 million. The final couple in the top five was Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, with earnings of $34 million.

Other Hollywood couples on the list included Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes as well as Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.

Beyonce aka Sasha Fierce

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Beyonce

When I 1st heard that Beyonce had an alter-ego, Sasha Fierce, I could not understand why singers often create an alias.  They create the alias, make an album under the alias and promote the alias.

 

 

 

According to Newsday, Beyonce’s album, “I am Sasha Fierce” was created as a business decision.  By creating Sasha, Beyonce is able to take risks that she would otherwise be unable to take.  Sasha is edgier and sings the hip-hop and dance-oriented music.  Beyonce continues to sing the ballads.

This is a way to keep all of her existing fans happy.  If they like Sasha Fierce – that’s great!! If they don’t then it is not a problem since it wasn’t Beyonce singing.  A risk-free chance to try out a new persona and a new style of music.

Outside of Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana I don’t know of many successful alter-egos.  Hannah Montana was successful because she came before Miley.  She had her own television show that the kids loved.  Out of Hannah came Miley. 

Garth Brooks had an alter ego – Chris Gaines  .  Has anyone seen or heard from Chris??

Can anyone recall a successful alter ego??