Kate Beckinsale: I’m back!

After been off the big screen for a while Kate Beckinsale is back and she graces the cover of the Flaunt Magazine December issue. The actress been gone in the limelight for a year now and she said she’s now busy with four upcoming movies, the first of which is Underworld: Awakening. The 38-year-old star also said the reason why she was away was to be with her daughter.

“I’ve been away for a whole year.It’s been great. I did not find anything I wanted to do enough to take me away from my kid.”-she told Flaunt magazine in a new interview.

Director Len Wiseman, Kate’s husband, was able to convince her to slip back into the leather catsuit to reprise her role as vampire warrior Selene in the Underworld franchise. Kate Beckinsale also tells Flaunt magazine that after they’ve clocked off for the da,y from filming the action movie, it is all fun and games at home.

“Poor Len. He puts up with a lot. That poor guy does not come home without somebody dropping off the top of a wardrobe at this head.When he goes to sleep, there was a whole period of time when I was gluing beards to his face, and moustaches, and bullet holes in his head. I love that kind of stuff.”

After Underworld, Kate Beckinsale’s will be next seen in Contraband alongside Mark Wahlberg, and in a remake of a A Total Recall. In addition to her interview with Flaunt the actress did smouldering photoshoot to promote Underworld: Awakening and to tell everyone she is back in the game.

Jimi Hendrix voted Greatest Guitar Player of All Time

Jimi Hendrix has been voted as the greatest guitar player of all time in a poll conducted by Rolling Stone magazine. The legendary musician topped the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list due to the large number of votes he received from his fans.

“Jimi Hendrix exploded our idea of what rock music could be: He manipulated the guitar, the whammy bar, the studio and the stage.”-the Grammy-winning guitarist Tom Morello said.

Four British guitarists were placed in the top five, with Eric Clapton as the runner-up. The panel of experts recruited to vote for their favourite guitar players included musicians such as Lenny Kravitz, Eddie Van Halen , Brian May and Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys, along with a selection of Rolling Stone’s senior writers and editors.

Jimi Hendrix  bought his first guitar at the age of 15 in 1957 for £5, astonished fans by playing with his teeth while out of his mind on hallucinogenic drugs and headlined Woodstock at the peak of his powers in 1969. He was influenced by blues artists such as B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Albert King and Elmore James.

The greatest guitar player of all time died aged 27 at his girlfriend’s house in Notting Hill, west London in 1970 following a party.

Here are the top ten guitar players by Rolling Stone:

1. Jimi Hendrix

2. Eric Clapton

3. Jimmy Page

4. Keith Richards

5. Jeff Beck

6. B.B. King

7. Chuck Berry

8. Eddie Van Halen

9. Duane Allman

10. Pete Townshend

Kat Von D on Jesse James Cheating

Jesse James Cheated On Kat Von D With 19 Women. The two formally engaged couple called it quits for a second time back in September. Von D had canceled interviews and mainly kept to herself about the breakup. Now revealing that she is bitter and scorned she has decided to write an essay on her personal Facebook page about the relationship and how she feels about it all.

She starts off by stating, “Never have I felt so strong about True Love, than I do today. I believe in Love more than anything else, and more than ever before. Today I encountered the 19th girl to add to the list of people Jesse cheated on me with during this last year. I kept going back and forth in my mind as to what the best way would be for me to release and let go of any residual feelings remaining from that toxic relationship. All of this may sound petty or immature to some, but I assure you this is coming from a place of pure honesty and love.”

Von D pours her heart and soul into her writing, “There was a time when I was confident and excited at proving the world wrong, because I believed so deeply in people’s ability to change for the better. Although this was not a primary purpose in the relationship, I did feel like it would be a positive thing for those who judged Jesse solely based on what they read in tabloids, to see that change is always possible – even in the people who seem hopeless. I still believe that, even if that change never occurs inside of him – because I see proof of change everyday – in others, and in myself.”

Von D also goes on to talk about how she is working on herself to make herself a better person. She states, “It’s a daily practice, but it’s working.”
As for those who are probably saying that they knew he will cheat on her too, Von D has some words for you, “I know I deserve a big fat “I told you so,” from everyone, and wish I didn’t have to say, “You all were more right than you’ll ever know” but you were.”

Growing tired of being mistaken for the chick who broke up Sandra Bullock and Jesse James marriage, she shares, “Yes, I am pretty tired of getting mistaken for the girl who everyone believes to have broken up Jesse and Sandra’s marriage, just because I have black hair and tattoos like that other gal. That does get a quite annoying at times, and it would be nice to not be associated with her, but that’s trivial in the grand scheme of things.”

Von D wishes that James would stop cheating and learn to become a better man, “I think it just made me sad today to imagine him still in that dark place – where seeking validation through the attention of women takes precedence over being a good father, a sincere friend, a better coworker, and a happy individual.”

The reason for her to write all of this heartfelt and private information is about “making peace with myself, and forgiving myself for making some bad mistakes.”

Von D took the time to thank James for making her realize and learn about relationships, “Time is something you can never get back, and what we do with this very present moment is the most real thing we have. So if that’s the lesson Jesse me to face and learn by all of this, than all I can say is Thank You.”

Amy Winehouse Movie

Amy Winehouse‘s life looks set to be made into a movie which will be based on celebrity journalist Daphne Barak‘s book “Saving Amy.” Several Hollywood producers are considering buying the screen rights to the book about the very gifted singer, gone too soon.

The tome explains how the reporter, who become good friends with Amy Winehouse, her ex-husband Blake and her dad Mitch, accompanied the singer to Caribbean island St Lucia and kept an eye on her while she was “resting” at hospitals in England.

One of the executive producers of Margaret Thatcher film The Iron Lady, has been linked to a possible movie about the late star. The producer is thought to be in discussions with International Creative Management‘s Jeff Berg about how to develop the movie about Amy’s life and death. There is no screenplay or director currently in place.

Finding actress who will play Amy Winehouse is possibly the biggest challenge. It has to be someone who can sing, act and have energy and talent to thrill millions.

George Clooney recovering from Surgery

George Clooney is on recovery  after undergoing an elbow surgery last week. The Ides of March star sported a brace and sling when he came to M&T Bank Stadium yesterday (20.11.11), afternoon to watch the match between Baltimore Ravens and Cincinatti Bengals.

George Clooney’s current girlfriend, Stacy Keibler revealed that the Hollywood hunk had the surgery two days prior.

“You kno its love when your boyfriend has elbow surgery 2 days ago and takes u to a #ravens game…especially when he’s a Bengals fan.”-she tweeted.

The 50-year-old actor was photographed with former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Jonathan Ogden. According to his wide smile George Clooney seems to be just fine. With his gorgeous girlfriend by his side, he will recover from the elbow surgery in no time.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

Rumors circulate that Jennifer Lopez has hooked up with estranged hubby Marc Anthony at Puerto Rico hotel. According to sources, the twosome spent the night together while filming their talent competition Q’Viva! The Chosen in Puerto Rico on November 8th.

According to Us Weekly, Marc Anthony, 43, was spotted picking up Jennifer Lopez, 42, at the airport, and “Marc never stayed in his hotel room.” Friends believe that the parents of 3-year-old twins, Max and Emme, will share more intimate moments again when they shoot “Q’Viva!” in December.

However not all of them agree, as another pal believes an actual reconciliation is not going to happen.

“They may sleep together, but they’re over.”

Meanwhile J.Lo reportedly has hooked up with her 24-year-old dancer Casper Smart. Sources say that the two of them packed on PDA when attending an after-party for the 2011 AMAs at Greystone Manor in West Hollywood.

As for their talent show Q’Viva! The Chosen, it is scheduled to air in the US on Univision in early 2012.

JR Martinez on Dancing With The Stars

JR Martinez, Iraq war veteran, was crowned the winner of Dancing with the Stars alongside his partner, professional dancer Karina Smirnoff, last night (22.11.11). He wowed the judges with his dancing, throughout the 10-week competition and overcame an injured ankle in the final weeks of the popular dance contest.

JR Martinez also former All My Children actor, beat reality star Rob Kardashian to scoop the mirror ball trophy with his dance partner.

“First and foremost, I want to thank everybody who voted for us for 10 weeks. Thank you America for believing in us.”-Dancing With The Stars winner said upon hearing the news.

Earlier in the evening, there was a shock when Ricki Lake and Derek Hough were eliminated after the first round, despite winning 30 additional points and topping the leader board with the judges’ scores. Dancing With The Stars two-hour finale show also included appearances by this season’s former contestants including actor David Arquette, singer Chynna Phillips and activist Chaz Bono, son of singer Cher.

JR Martinez was serving in Iraq in 2003 when the US Army vehicle he was driving hit a landmine. He suffered severe burns over 40% of his body and had dozens of operations during his three-year recovery.

“There are a lot of challenges we go through in life. Unwillingly, we are put into situations, like what happened to me in Iraq. And like this, I willingly joined the show (Dancing With The Stars).But with those challenges, you have to continue to maintain a positive attitude. You’ve got to believe in yourself. I proved to myself that I really can accomplish a lot of things when I’m willing to put my mind to it.”-JR Martinez said.

Congrats to the winners!