Thursday, March 24, 2011

Life no cakewalk for plucky Emma

Emma Watson knows words like neutropenic, radiation and blood transfusion.

The three-year-old likes My Little Pony, wants to be a fairy, and generously shares her cup cake stash with the Taranaki Daily News.

Emma also has leukaemia.

Her mother Joanne says if the house was on fire, she would probably grab Emma's Beads of Courage on the way out.

"To Emma what's most important is the beads. She gets one for every procedure she's had. Sometimes she says `I can't do this' and I show her how many she's already got, what she's gone through so far," Mrs Watson said.

Emma has nearly 2000 of them. Their length swamps her small form, as she lies on her hospital bed following a blood transfusion.

For Emma, the black beads represent injections – of which Joanne has given 180 herself. The beads are one of the reasons why Emma's parents agreed for the New Plymouth preschooler to become the face of this month's national Child Cancer Foundation (CCF) Appeal.
"I had to shut my business down the day Emma was diagnosed. While we've had amazing support from family and friends, even that isn't enough to cope with the day-to-day expenses we've incurred. CCF have helped with things like fuel and grocery vouchers."

Practical things are important for the family, who are constantly back and forth between their New Plymouth base and Starship Hospital in Auckland. Joanne and husband Mike have six older children between them – Emma is their "combined seventh". She was diagnosed in January last year, 10 days after they were married. After more than a year, the number of nights they've spent together as a couple is low.

"It just isn't natural, we've never really been together for a long period of time. Whichever parent is home is dealing with all the normal stuff of teenagers, but the other is with Emma."

And yet, they are positive. Each day is a gift. They use a lot of humour. And they are passionate about CCF.
"They fill in the gap, they give us all the practical things and also the emotional support. They just do so much, they're there for us no matter how long this is going to take. We were coping hour to hour and they were right there looking after the rest of the family."

Mrs Watson describes it as a journey.

Last October, during intense chemotherapy, Emma contracted an antibiotic-resistant strain of the bacteria pseudomonas. She was evacuated to Auckland, had two heart attacks, multiple organ failure and her siblings travelled there to say goodbye.

Somehow, Emma pulled through. Getting through that means the family has already faced their greatest fear – Emma losing her battle. Now, she is in a phase called maintenance, which means all the intense chemotherapy has finished.

"So we give her oral chemo every single day and twice on Thursdays now. She should be more settled, but we just never know what's going to happen day to day.
We have a new normal now. At no point do we ever take for granted we're in a cruisey phase. She's not in a predictable pattern."

This Saturday Mrs Watson will be outside Pak 'n Save in New Plymouth collecting for the appeal.

If she can, she will take Emma's beads with her.

"They're such a powerful visual tool. When people see them, they can understand what she's been through. No two child's necklaces will be the same – they're specific to their journey."

Mrs Watson said in the last year, in Taranaki alone, eight children have been diagnosed with cancer, all around Emma's age. "I feel quite strongly that early diagnosis raises our chances of beating it. We never thought it would happen to us. If people do know that it's not as rare as you think, it can make all the difference."

Doctors say that Emma is a miracle. They also say she is gracious. As we leave her hospital room, I thank Emma for the cupcakes and letting us talk with her Mum.

"You're welcome," she said. Three children are diagnosed with cancer each week in New Zealand and collectively undergo a total of 75,000 treatments and procedures annually.

DONATION DETAILS

Today is nationwide Beads of Courage Day. To donate:

VISIT: childcancer.org.nz to make a secure online donation

TEXT: bead to 206 to make a $3 donation

CALL: 09004CHILD (0900 4 24453) to make a $20 donation

GIFT: Gift a Bead of Courage to make a $5 donation at any Farmers store

- Taranaki Daily News

Emma Watson Plays it Again with Alberta Ferretti's Organic Line

She gets around, little Miss Hermione Granger from Harry Potter. First she was the face of super trendy and super expensive Burberry. Then she launched her own line for People Tree.

Now Emma Watson is going very high fashion again, teaming up with the Italian woman designer Alberta Ferretti. The new organic line, called Pure Threads, is inspired by Jane Birkin, an English born sultry torch singer who lives in France and was huge in the '60's.
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Alberta Ferretti is an Italian designer whose luxury line has been around since 1968. It's known for its draped and layered look in luxury fabrics.

Watson and Ferretti met up because of Ms. Ferretti's admiration for her. She said "She's an actress I've followed since her early days. I like her freshness, her spontaneity and simplicity. She is intelligent, with a strong personality, a young, modern girl of today but aware of social issues at the same time and very rigorous. This is a moment that demands strong attention to these issues and we can help in communicating them."

The Ferretti-Watson collection is called Pure Threads by Emma Watson and Alberta Ferretti and it is only available on-line.

The collection consists of five pieces: two dresses, a shirt, a long skirt and a pair of denim shorts, all enriched with lace embroideries and made with organic fabrics such as cotton poplin, cotton muslin and hemp. It is made with organic fabrics including cotton poplin, cotton muslin and hemp and the packaging, too, is environmentally-friendly.

It's a summer collection, with little white winsome blouses and short-shorts. There are sweet little lace insets on several of the pieces, including the shorts. The black lace dress looks a bit Mexican and the long white one is definitely hippie.

Emma Watson Gets a Red Card in Harry Potter 7.1 for Laughing Too Much!

Love this video and thanks to a comment from reader of the site, ‘Devamma’ who gave us the heads up to this video in the previous post I did for Potter yesterday.

In this clip, we get to find out just what happens when the stars of the movie spoil a scene! In this footage which I think must come from the special features of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, we get to see Watson spoiling scenes over and over again while filming scenes with Rhys Ifans during while at the Lovegood house. Each time they cock up a scene, a red card is given and £5 must be paid into a pot!
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So nice to see the cast having fun making these movies and no doubt more of these fun little snippets will be seen on the DVD and Blu-ray when it’s released 11th April. Pre-order your copy here.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is directed by David Yates and sees Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint all back as Harry, Hermione and Ron respectively.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is released in cinemas 15th July in 3d!

how Emma Watson has her sights on megastardom

They are wondering, in the rooms she shared at Brown University on Rhode Island, what their most famous student plans to do with her ‘things’.

A jumble of books and clothes — cream Prada pumps, suede Louboutin platforms and piles of Agnes B casual wear — remain. The girls in her dorm, who include Scout Willis, the daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, expect she will send someone to pack.
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They are already saying how much they will miss Emma Watson, the unassuming star of the Harry Potter films, who bunked down in a single bed in a shared room for the past year and a half.

Emma Watson Gets Lovely For Lancome In Paris

Just yesterday, "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson announced that she would be the new celebrity face of Lancôme, and the starlet is wasting no time getting down and adorable. The 20-year-old was spotted today in Paris (a convenient hop, skip and a Chunnel ride away from Hogwarts), posing for her upcoming ad campaign.
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The starlet was snapped by famed photographer Mario Testino while sporting a variety of looks. Here, Emma's decked in a pale pink blazer, white lace shorts and a black tie, which coupled with her cropped locks exudes a funky, slightly androgynous appeal. But Emma hasn't become the toast of the red carpet for nothing! The actress also glammed it up, flaunting a slicked-back 'do, bright red lips and a seriously cute, peach mini-dress.

Now, we've seen Emma in preppy refinement (Burberry) and laid-back cool (People Tree), but we have a feeling this will be her most sophisticated (not to mention sexy) ad campaign yet! We can hardly wait to see the results!

Emma Watson quits college to focus on Harry Potter, acting and fashion ‎

She became a household name playing extraordinarily intelligent bookworm Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise.

But Emma Watson has made a decision that her alter ego would certainly not approve of - she is postponing her studies at Brown university in Rhode Island to focus on her career.

The 20-year-old star made the announcement on her website today, telling fans that juggling the two has become 'a little impossible'.
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She wrote: 'I've decided to take a bit of time off to completely finish my work on Harry Potter [the last one comes out this summer] and to focus on my other professional and acting projects.

'I will still be working towards my degree... it’s just going to take me a semester or two longer than I thought.

'As you know, I love Brown and I love studying pretty much more than anything but recently I've had so much to juggle that being a student AND fulfilling my other commitments has become a little impossible.'

Emma Watson on Harry Potter: “It’s a really very intense ending”

With part two of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows landing in cinemas this summer, everyone is excited – even the cast.

In the final instalment of flicks, based on J.K. Rowling’s books, Harry finally confronts his enemy in an epic battle that pulls together all the loose ends of the saga.

“Your heart is going to race,” star Emma Watson said of the flick. “It’s a really very intense ending.”
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Emma Watson teams up with Alberta Ferretti

Harry Potter star Emma Watson announced earlier this week that she was taking time out from university because juggling her studies with acting and "other commitments" was proving "a little impossible".

A first look at her latest fashion collaboration, however, reveals that those "other commitments" don't appear to be suffering at all.
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Teaming up with Italian designer Alberta Ferretti - who shows her eponymous label during Milan Fashion Week - the pair have created a capsule collection of romantic, summer pieces made from organic cotton, muslin and hemp.

The first 'Pure Threads by Emma Watson Alberta Ferretti' collection comprises two dresses, a shirt, a maxiskirt and denim shorts, all adorned with lace embroidery to create a romantic, summery feel.

"I'm pleased that a luxury brand such as Alberta Ferretti has decided to create ecological clothes," Watson told WWD . "I believe this is a big step forward for all of the international fashion industry, but also an important step for an increased sensitivity to the problem of ecology."

Ethical fashion is an issue close to Watson's heart; part of the proceeds from the Pure Threads collaboration will be donated to the Fair Trade fashion label People Tree, for whom she previously designed three collections.

"I'm grateful Emma accepted this creative partnership that can contribute to fashion and to the health of the planet," said Ferretti. "She's an actress I've followed since her early days. I like her freshness, her spontaneity and simplicity. She is intelligent, with a strong personality, a young, modern girl of today but aware of social issues at the same time and very rigorous."

The pieces will be sold exclusively online at albertaferretti.com , from the end of March, and in keeping with the ecological values, even the packaging will be organic.

Emma Watson, Alberta Ferretti Debut “Pure Threads” Eco-Fashion Line

Meet "Pure Threads," the sustainable capsule collection from renowned Italian designer Alberta Ferretti and British actress Emma Watson. Comprising five lace-embellished pieces—two dresses, a shirt, a long skirt, and a denim short—the range marries Ferretti's romantic flourishes with Watson's youthful zeal. Click through our slideshow for the complete lookbook.
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Emma Watson reveals fashion adventure

Harry Potter star Emma Watson has revealed that she likes to be adventurous with her fashion choices. The star, who is usually seen sporting a classic look admitted that she likes to try to be different, and has launched a new range with fashion designer, Alberta Terretti, which is called All Pure Threads.

The new eco-clothing line is said to be more of a reflection on her style.

Speaking to InStyle magazine the actress said, “My style’s definitely evolved. I usually go for classic, simple things, but then I have this adventurous side.
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“I’m always thinking and experimenting, and I make conscious decisions to try and support new talent and ethical fashion.”

The 20 year-old multi millionaire also claimed she likes to be in control of her vision.
She explained, “I love having control. My job as an actress is to bring to life another person’s vision, but with clothes, I can express my own creativity.

“And I wanted to be able to buy fashion knowing it’s not harming the person who made it or the environment.

“I’ve always been involved in art and I love fashion – it’s just something I really enjoy.”

Emma Watson Named New Face of Lancome

Emma Watson recently hinted on Twitter that she landed a major beauty deal, revealing clues such as "This Pretty Woman was their latest recruit," followed by "It starts with an L and ends with an E. I'm sure you have guessed the new face of Lancome is me!"

And this morning the cosmetics company made it official, confirming that the 20-year-old Harry Potter star will join Julia Roberts, Penelope Cruz and Kate Winslet as a brand ambassador.
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"Thanks to her charm, romanticism and her incredible modernity, Emma Watson has become the icon of her generation," said Youcef Nabi, president of Lancome International. "We are delighted by this new collaboration with Emma, who brings a fresh spirit to Lancome."

The actress has also been the face of Burberry twice, appearing in the brand's fall 2009 and spring 2010 campaigns.

Watson recently made news when she announced that she was taking a temporary leave from Brown University to promote the final installment of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and to shoot The Perks of Being a Wallflower this summer. On March 7 she wrote this message to fans on her official website:

"As you know, I love Brown and I love studying pretty much more than anything but recently I've had so much to juggle that being a student AND fulfilling my other commitments has become a little impossible. I've decided to take a bit of time off to completely finish my work on Harry Potter (the last one comes out this summer) and to focus on my other professional and acting projects. I will still be working towards my degree...it's just going to take me a semester or two longer than I thought."

Emma Watson`s character Hermione named most popular fictional dream date

Emma Watson's Harry Potter character Hermione Granger has been voted the most popular fictional dream date for teenage readers. The 20-year-old actress has played the role of bushy-haired witch Hermione in every one of the hit movies, with the last installment set to be released later this year.
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The survey was carried out by Opinion Matters and 1,583 adults and 505 teenagers were asked their views to mark World Book Day.

Hermione beat off competition from Taylor Lautner's Twilight character Jacob Black, who was in second place, while Robert Pattinson's character Edward Cullen came in third place.

Rachel Russell, from World Book Day 2011, said: 'In the year that World Book day is focusing on helping teenagers celebrate books and reading, it's interesting to see what tastes and traits young readers today share with readers of the past.'

Emma Watson Reportedly Lands Lead in 'The Hunger Games'

mma Watson announced yesterday that she was taking time off from Brown University to focus on her film career and the rumors started flying.

Has the Harry Potter star landed the lead role of Katniss in The Hunger Games?

That's the talk around town these days. Nothing has been confirmed yet as Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld is also in talks for the role (as well as Kaya Scodelario, Chloe Moretz and Lyndsy Fonseca), but signs are pointing toward Emma now.

Ology originally picked Emma Roberts for our dream cast, but the other Emma will suffice. What do you think?
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Peinados de novia recogidos primavera 2011

Peinados de novia recogidos primavera 2011, a las puertas de una primavera que promete muchas felices novias camino al altar, hoy les dejamos estas sugerencias de peinados recogidos y semirecogidos para esas novias que se casarán en la temporada más cálida del año, los días con cielo luminoso estarán aquí pronto y es el momento de ir pensando como peinar a esa novia ilusionada y feliz que serás en tu gran día, y tanto mejor si es un peinado acorde al momento, acorde a la temporada, y cómodo para el clima que impera en primavera.

Y como el colorido no debe faltar, algunos de estos peinados de novia recogidos primavera 2011, reunen las tendencias de moda clásicas ya para las novias, accesorios como flores, flequillo, peinado semirecogido, ondas y muchos coquetos mechones sueltos, para lucir estupendas en el evento de boda. Que no te casas, que solo eres invitada, adapta cualquiera de estos y lucirás inolvidable.


Flequillos 2011 de Abbey Lee Kershaw

Flequillos 2011 de Abbey Lee Kershaw, el flequillo sigue siendo una tendencia muy importante del 2011 y se lucirá mucho este verano. Flequillo XL le que les hemos mostrado en otro post, será el que más se vea, cubriendo casi los ojos, que esa es la tendencia actual, también se lleva el flequillo sobre toda la frente aunque algunas veces puedes variarlo partiendo el flequillo por la mitad, y claro está, también va despeinado, con un toque de coquetería casual.

La modelo Abbey Lee Kershaw que hemos visto con Versace y marcas como Portmans y en la pasarela de las grandes colecciones otoño invierno 2011 2012, lleva ahora el flequillo, y sabe sacarle provecho y variar el look aún llevando siempre flequillo. Si tienes el pelo largo un recogido y el flequillo ligeramente despeinado, le da un toque de inocencia, si lo llevas corto el flequillo y el cabello ligeramente alborotado ¡juvenil total! y el cabello largo con el flequillo en capas ¡fashionista total!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Megan Fox can't gain weight, sez personal trainer; Petite actress & Armani model 'far from anorexic

14March, 2011 - Cry her a river: Megan Fox eats a lot but she can't gain weight. The actress and Armani model doesn't like when people think her petite frame is due to anorexia, her personal trainer Harley Pasternak told HollywoodLife.com. Especially because keeping weight on is such a struggle.

"She gets frustrated at times because she's like, 'I need to put on weight.' So she actually weight-trains to keep on that lean muscle tissue," Pasternak said. Pasternak insisted that Fox just has a "really fast metabolism." "With her it's really about [whether] she's eating enough of the right things," he said. People thought, 'Oh, she must be anorexic,' but she's far from that!" Luxe Italian brand Armani must like the way Fox looks. She has been the face of their cosmetics, fragrance, lingerie and denim. In a promotional video released by the brand, she shows off her toned physique - carefully honed by her trainer.

"The key to Megan's abs is first of all genetics," Pasternak said. "The second is that we train her abs on all three planes. It's not just about crunch, crunch, crunch. It's about working her body up and down and side to side and rotation.
We train all three of her rectus abdominis, her obliques and her corset muscle to make sure that her abs are not just tight and strong but small." Still, he admitted he worries about his celebrity client. "Do I worry about Megan getting too skinny? Yeah!" he said.

Transformers 3: No Megan Fox?

Don’t worry, I was just as shocked as you were! This love to love robot movie is ousting one of its best cast members. Well according to Megan Fox reps she decided to call it quits with the franchise. Transformers 3 and no Megan Fox? How is that going to work!?

transfomers 3Transformers three no doubt is going to be great but didn’t Michael Bay say that he was going to have Megan in the new movie? I really do not blame him for not wanting to work with Megan if that is what really happened.
She was quoted saying things like “Seven percent. On the new one ['Transformers 2'], I tried. But unless you’re a seasoned veteran, working with Michael Bay is not about an acting experience.” when she was asked how much of her acting range had been displayed.

In case Megan didn’t remember Michael Bay is actually the one that took a chance on her and gave her the super stardom that she now has and could possibly lose with the flop of a movie called “Passion Play” which is about a fallen angel that gets help from a musician that is down on his luck.

As far as we know however Transformers 3 will not be canceled but there is no report on who will play the leading lady role.

Megan Fox's Passion Play Getting An EXTREMELY LIMITED Theatrical Run!

Wow! Looks as though someone took pity on Megan Fox's career - sort of!

Her latest flop film, Passion Pay, was announced to be going directly to DVD on May 24th, but we've just got reports that it will be getting a small theatrical release on May 6th in New York and Los Angeles.

Still - ouch! We bet someone's wishing that she was walking the red carpet at the premiere of Transformers: Dark of the Moon in a few months!

Megan Fox not suffering from anorexia

Megan Fox's personal trainer has dismissed rumours that the actress is suffering from anorexia.The beauty has come under attack in recent weeks for appearing gaunt and skeletal in a new ad for Armani.

However, Harley Pasternak has claimed that his client struggles to gain weight because of her 'fast metablisim' and insists she is not suffering from anorexia.
"She gets frustrated at times because she''s like "I need to put on weight." So she actually weight-trains to keep on that lean muscle tissue," the Daily Mail quoted Pasternak as telling America''s Hollywood Life.

"Believe it or not she has this really fast metabolism. So her training is all about body toning and sculpting. With her its really about she's eating enough of the right things.

Megan Fox's trainer reveals actress's frustrations with weight gain

MEGAN Fox's fitness trainer Harley Pasternak has revealed the actress's frustrations with gaining weight.

Fox has been looking particularly thin lately, but her trainer Harley Pasternak assured HollywoodLife the actress eats a lot and he explains why she is so skinny.
"Do I worry about Megan getting too skinny? Yeah!” said Pasternak, who trains Fox and other celebrities like Robert Pattinson, Katy Perry and Amanda Seyfried.

"Believe it or not she has this really fast metabolism. So her training is all about body toning and sculpting. With her its really about she’s eating enough of the right things. People thought 'Oh she must be anorexic’ but she’s far from that!'"

Pasternak said Fox gets very upset when she hears people think she has an eating disorder, especially since she struggles to gain weight.

"She gets frustrated at times because she's like 'I need to put on weight.' So she actually weight-trains to keep on that lean muscle tissue."

Megan Fox sizzles as she strips off to advertise Emporio Armani underwear

Models are normally keen to try and find credibility by making the move onto the big screen.

But Megan Fox has gone the other way, forging a new career as a model after success in Hollywood.

Making the most of her reputation as one of Hollywood's most lusted after stars, she strips off for Emporio Armarni's 2011 Underwear and Jeans campaign.

The 24-year-old appears in a preview clip for the soon-to-be-released advert wearing next to nothing and showing off the body that landed her on Maxim's hot 100 list four years in a row.

Megan Fox Struggles To Gain Weight: Trainer

Megan Fox has been looking particularly thin lately, and 81% of you voted you were worried about how tiny she is getting. But her trainer Harley Pasternak assures HollywoodLife.com the actress eats a lot and explains why she's so skinny.

Megan Fox: Madison Boutique Beauty

The "Jennifer's Body" babe looked cute and casual in a buttondown shirt with jeans and flip-flops as she hit up the popular Madison boutique on Melrose Avenue.

On the career front, Megan has recently been busy filming the upcoming Jennifer Westfeldt directed comedy "Friends with Kids".
Meanwhile, rumors claiming that Fox's drama/thriller flick "Passion Play" would be a straight to DVD effort have been shot down - as the movie co-starring Mickey Rourke will start out in theaters on a limited basis beginning May 6th.

Megan Fox – Full Armani Ad

We recently revealed the teaser clip for Megan Fox’s Armani ad, and the Huffington Post has now revealed the whole ad in all its… umm… glory?

I remember when I first saw Megan in Transformers. Like just about every other red-blooded guy out there, I thought she was hot. I don’t know exactly what happened between then and now, but I’m thinking Armani might have made a mistake.

In addition to promoting their jeans and underwear, Megan is also the Face of Armani. She still has the sexy allure that I remember from before. Seeing those photos and then watching this video makes me realize how truly incredible Photoshop really is. Maybe it’s just a matter of Armani forgetting to send me the memo saying they were lowering their standards because a super-thin girl with enough literature on her to be mistaken for a book (or at least a fast food menu) doesn’t exactly scream ‘fashion’ to me.
The black-and-white filming is always a quick and easy way to give a classic look, the billowing veil still bugs me, and watching Fox’s super-thin frame doesn’t inspire me to buy pants. It inspires me to take her to Mickey D’s and buy her a burger… or two.

Megan Fox's Barely There Armani Ads

Megan Fox's new Armani ad campaign has surfaced, and we have one word to say: Wow. The sultry star shows off her many tattoos while wearing barely there lace lingerie. In case you were wondering, the campaign is for Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans. Yeah, we didn't really think that mattered either.
This recently married beauty has been the face of Armani since October 2009, and earlier this year we got a little taste of what these ads would look like. She was joined by professional tennis player Rafael Nadal, to launch the Armani jeans line, both posing separately in a pair of jeans and no shirts.

Megan Fox-Demi Lovato-Zac Efron Threesome Shocks Friends

Megan Fox shocked her friends when she confessed she had a threesome with Zac Efron and Demi Lovato last weekend when she joined onto the threesome after some prodding by some friends.

"They needed a third party to round out the group so I joined in the craziest game of Scrabble I ever played!"

Fox beat the other two by winning the game hands down and walked away with free drinks for the night. Efron came in second. Lovato claims Fox cheated by sitting cross-legged and exposing her thong, distracting Zac. Fox claims Zac cheated by doing the same thing, and distracted Lovato!
All had difficulties with big words say onlookers who have attended the event sponsored by www.satireworld.com

All three have agreed to meet at Monty's for another round of Scrabble, and Fox promises to wear shorts instead of a dress. Lovato vows to wear a dress to distract Efron. In retaliation, Efron claims he'll bathe and distract the flies.

Megan Fox in Sexy Perfume Ad?

Another day, another skin-filled Megan Fox ad.

Not that we're complaining.

Her latest feast for the eyes comes courtesy of the new campaign for the Armani Code fragrance, which finds the actress sporting a black bob and posing with a scantily clad—OK, make that naked—male model on an L.A. rooftop.

The fashion house describes the scent as a "sexy, femme fatale kind of perfume—a woman's mysterious code of seduction revealed."