Meet Diana Campanella, a 54-year-old artist based in Scottsdale, Arizona (according to her MySpace), who’s taken up a new hobby: posting videos of herself dancing to hi-NRG disco, freestyle and house music (among genres) on YouTube. She has the taste of a Jersey girl (Exposé, Shannon, Yaz and Madonna are all in her arsenal), the appearance of a hippie and the interpretive (if not absurdist) sense of motion of Kate Bush. She is, in a word, amazing. And also, she’s prolific: since joining YouTube in May, she’s posted 174 videos of herself shimmying, lip-synching and generally having a swell as she (awwwwww!) freaks out to the music.
So why isn’t hasn’t she achieved the level of fame that so many less-deserving flashes-in-the-online-pan have? Part of the problem is that she’s disabled the option to embed her videos on sites: to see her, you have to hit YouTube (here’s her profile as artemisbell and here’s a link to one of the highlights in her repertoire: her sweaty response to New Order’s “Blue Monday”). For word to get out on her, her links have to be passed around the old-fashioned way. Verdict’s still out if there’s a major place for her in our current world of in-line players. But if she’s not on our web pages, she’s at least forever embedded in our hearts.
It’s the fight of the century! In one corner of the
ring restaurant – George Clooney and his cocktail waitress gal pal. In the other corner (or, at a table right next to them) – male model Fabio, his golden locks, a vat of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, and a gaggle of women. The battle began when one of Fabio’s floozies took out her camera and started snapping pics of her pals. The Cloonster thought she was trying to get his mug on film and freaked out, asking her to stop. Fabio, the apparent king of comebacks, snapped back “Stop being a diva.” He then took out a hairbrush handcrafted out of diamonds, sprayed water from the Ganges river on his hair and gave his mane a brush.
What allegedly followed was a shoving match between Mr. Hollywood Golden Child and Mr. Hollywood Golden Hair in which George dropped “the F-bomb” before the restaurant staff broke it up. Clooney paid and left without finishing his meal. Fabio’s manager later said, “George is lucky he didn’t end up in the ER.”
And we’re lucky that guy didn’t become a joke writer for TV.
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George Clooney Photos
The best-dressed baby in show biz took the stage last night with Gwen Stefani. At the final stop on her seemingly never-ending tour, Stefani trotted out her 17-month-old son Kingston to show him what she does every evening. Informing the crowd that he’s been on 35 flights (math majors, that’s slightly over two a month and more than I’ve been on in my life), she then unsuccessfully tried to get him to bid the audience “night-night.”
In other Future Spoiled Children news, J. Lo has canceled the final show of her joint tour with hubby Marc Anthony, slated for San Diego this weekend. Jenny With the Bump has yet to confirm her pregnancy.
Do you have a burning question for New York? Want to know more about her life or need advice on love, dealing with a domineering mother or getting your way? Here’s your chance to ask her: we’re opening the floor for question submissions for an interview that will run on this blog some time in the coming weeks. Whatever you want to know about New York, ask away. Leave your questions in the comments section of this post or, if you’re the private type, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your query.
Keep in mind that we’ve covered a lot of biographical ground in previous interviews (this one and this one offer a lot of background info on Miss Pollard), so we probably won’t choose questions that have already been answered. You can ask anything you want (get your catharsis on!), but keep in mind that only the reasonable questions will go to New York. In other words, she’s not going to reveal who the winner of I Love New York 2 is, nor will she entertain questions that are insulting or offensive in any way. You know she’s not having that ish!
You have one week to submit your questions. Once we have enough, we’ll call up New York and post the resulting interview soon after. Get out your thinking caps…or, your really nice wigs. Whatever you prefer.
I Love New York 2 show page
Nick Hogan, son of Hulk Hogan and star of the VH1′s Hogan Knows Best, turned himself in to the Clearwater, Florida police this morning and is currently being booked at the Pinellas County Jail. The arrest comes following Nick’s car accident in August that left the other passenger, John Graziano, hospitalized with severe brain damage. Nick was allegedly racing his car against another vehicle when he crashed into a tree going 60 miles per hour in a 40 mile zone. He’s been charged with reckless driving involving serious bodily injury and has been cited for “use of a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony, a person under the age of 21 operating a vehicle with a breath-alcohol level of .02 or higher and having an illegal window tint.”
Nick has released an official statement through his rep, which states “…we are confident that the evidence will demonstrate that this was an accident. We ask all who follow these events to keep an open mind as to the facts until they have been ultimately determined. Finally, we thank all who have prayed for John’s recovery and ask for your continued support and prayers.”
The entire statement can be read here.
[TMZ. Tampa Bay's 10. Image: Getty.]
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Movie premieres, awards shows, benefit concerts, and plain old clubbin’ – even though most of us are at home, the beautiful peeps are living it up somewhere. About Last Night puts you in touch with all the action.
Lauren Conrad, Audrina Patridge, Bai Ling, Alexa Vega, and Kristen Bell attended the Official Launch of Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed.”
Tom Cruise was saluted by the Museum of the Moving Image. Wife Katie Holmes, Julianne Moore, Ellen Barkin, Tim Robbins, and Leelee Sobieski were among the fellow actors honoring the Hollywood mainstay.
The Web is full of people voicing their opinions. Britney‘s a slut, Radiohead is god, Transformers was the best stoner flick since
Kill Bill A Scanner Darkly. But to close out 2007 we’re looking for people who voice their opinion with a video camera and some wit. We’re looking for people who voice their opinions about movies. We’re looking for an eCritic!
The deal is simple. Send us a clip of your most entertaining movie review, and we’ll place it on our eCritic site for others to see and comment on. If your level of authority and amusement is deep enough to really impress us, you just might be heading to Hollywood to see the upcoming Critics’ Choice Awards and participate as a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.
Always felt like you had something to say about the movies you see each week? Grab your camera and get in the game.
Christina’s Planning for Baby Boy
…Or so the paparazzi thinks, as she was spotted shopping for lil’ boy clothes. Maybe she just wanted some super tight skinny jeans? [x17]
Is Lindsay’s Boyfriend Bashing Her Mom?
Rehabbed Riley claims someone is impersonating him on MySpace and hasn’t said a peep about Dina. Too bad – Fake Riley seems pretty damn smart. [E Online]
Diddy’s Fight Charges Get Dumped
The rapper will not faces charges for getting in a fight with a pal outside of an NYC nightclub this fall. He should punish himself by walking to Brooklyn to get us some cheesecake. Please? [NYDN]
Rosie’s Ready to Get Back on TV
Ro’s dropping hints that she wants back on your tube. Will she be better behaved when she’s Hasselbeck-free? [People]
Mandy Moore Caught Kissing Friends Star
Oh sure – Mandy Moore and Matthew Perry make complete sense as a couple. He’s like Zach Braff with wrinkles and a crappier career. [NYP]
- Prince goes after fansite operators for copyright infringement. Clearly, he has not had his plus sign 2 day. [SOULBOUNCE.com]
- Taye Diggs discovers geek chic. Or maybe he’s just bringing the early ’90s back. Either way: BAD. DECISION. [Dlisted]
- Jennifer Lopez doesn’t have a baby bump, she has a baby basketball. Seriously. Now I feel like she’s just playing with us. It’s a pick-up game, but a game nonetheless. [Crunk + Disorderly]
- Alyssa Milano demands that a website retract its claim that she’s had Botox. You know, there is a huge difference between Botox and Restylane. Keep up, people! [CityRag]
- Is Pete Doherty using again? Is blow white? [Seriously? OMG! WTF?]
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Irv Gotti has a lot of explaining to do, and explain he does: every week he gives us blow-by-blow commentary on the latest episode of Gotti’s Way. After the jump, Irv talks about DMX’s wife Tashera, signing Vanessa Carlton, hobnobbing with “talent,” and what he means when he says, “Compromise doesn’t work.”