1. Wynonna Judd – Country Music Superstar
2. DL Hughley Comedian
3. Jacoby Jones – Superbowl Superstar
4. Lisa Vanderpump – RHOBH
5. Andy Dick – Hmmm
6. Victor Ortiz – WBC Welterweight Champion
7. Zandaya Coleman – Disney Star
8. Aly Raisman – Captain of the USA Gymnastic Team
9. Ingo Rademacher – Jax from General Hospital
10.Kellie Pickler – American Idol
July 17 – Toronto, Ontario, Rogers Centre
July 19 – Bronx, N.Y., Yankee Stadium
July 22 – Chicago, Ill., Soldier Field
July 26 – San Francisco, Calif., Candlestick Park
July 28 – Pasadena, Calif., Rose Bowl
July 31 – Vancouver, British Columbia, BC Place
Aug. 4 – Hershey, Pa., Hersheypark Stadium
Aug. 6 – Detroit, Mich., Ford Field
Aug. 8 – Baltimore, Md., M&T Bank Stadium
Aug. 10 – Boston, Mass., Fenway Park
Aug. 13 – Philadelphia, Pa., Citizens Bank Park
Aug. 16 – Miami Gardens, Fla., Sun Life Stadium
Denver may get a surprise.....Plus, Beyonce may show.
Kelly Clarkson ripped music exec Clive Davis yesterday. She wrote: ''So I just heard Clive Davis is releasing a memoir and spreading false information about me and my music. I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses and misinformation for myself and for my fans. It feels like a violation. Growing up is awesome because you learn you don't have to cower to anyone - even Clive Davis. First, he says I burst into 'hysterical sobbing' in his office when he demanded 'Since You Been Gone' be on my album. Not true at all. His stories and songs are mixed up. But, yes, I did cry in his office once. I cried after I played him a song I had written about my life called 'Because Of You.' I cried because he hated it and told me verbatim that I was a 's**tty writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me.'
'He continued on about how the song didn't rhyme and how I should just shut up and sing. This was devastating coming from a man who I, as a young girl, considered a musical hero and was so honored to work with. But, again, what's most interesting about his story is what he leaves out: He doesn't mention how he stood up in front of his company at a convention and belittled me and my music and completely sabotaged the entire project. It never had a chance to reach it's full potential. 'My December' was an album I needed to make for myself for many reasons and the fact that I was so completely disregarded and disrespected was so disheartening, there really aren't words to explain....Anyway, I love my job. I love my music. I love my fans. I love my label and all of my professional relationships... now. And I am grateful for Clive for teaching me to know the difference.''
Clive responded: ''As anyone who has read “The Soundtrack of My Life” knows, I think Kelly Clarkson is a tremendous vocal talent and performer. In the book, I provide an in-depth look at our years together during which we shared major multi-platinum success, as well as a few creative differences. I am truly very sorry that she has decided to take issue with what I know to be an accurate depiction of our time together. Before the book was published, I had every fact checked with five independent individuals who were present on a daily basis throughout it all. The chapter as it is written was thoroughly verified by each and every one of them. I stand by the chapter as written in my book. At the same time I wish, and will always wish, Kelly’s talent and her career to soar to ever new heights.''
5 Foods That Provide The Nutrition You Need For A Healthy Pregnancy from fitpregnancy.com
1. Figs There’s a whopping 5 grams of fiber in just 1 cup of dried figs. Plus, figs are a great nondairy source of calcium; one serving contains about a quarter of your daily needs (1,000 milligrams). And while your teeth may not appreciate the high sugar content, they will benefit from the potassium, phosphorus and magnesium in figs. These tooth-supporting nutrients aren’t just great for your own mouth; they are essential to the 32 teeth forming below the gums in your growing baby’s mouth. Figs are also a good source of iron. Iron deficiency can cause anemia, especially during pregnancy, thanks to the increase in your blood volume and growing demands by the baby for iron to produce millions of red blood cells. Stewed figs contain about 3 milligrams of iron (about 10 percent of your daily recommended intake) in 1 cup. The same number of figs will also provide your body with 23 micrograms of vitamin K, which is needed for proper blood clotting and bone formation.
2. Chives Seen as a garnish, chives tend to be overlooked. But, these small, mild-tasting green onions are a source of folate (the synthetic form is folic acid), iron, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, calcium and magnesium. Folic acid may be the most important nutrient of the first trimester. Without it, your baby has an increased risk for structural defects that could be fatal. There are 6.4 micrograms of folate per 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh chives. For proper iron absorption, your body needs vitamin C. Chives give you both—about 3.5 milligrams of vitamin C and 0.1 milligrams of iron per 2 tablespoons. Plus, your sprinkle of chives has about 12 milligrams of magnesium; this mineral can help alleviate constipation, a common symptom during pregnancy. In fact, magnesium is involved in more than 300 cellular reactions, making it very important to your health and your growing baby’s.
3. Pinto Beans Pinto beans are one of the healthiest foods on Earth. There is 1 milligram of copper (about 100 percent of your recommended daily amount), 5 milligrams of iron (about 19 percent of your RDA) and more than 400 milligrams of phosphorus (that’s more than half of your daily needs) in 1/2 cup. Copper aids in forming red blood cells; iron is important for making hemoglobin, the substance in your red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to your baby; and, phosphorus works with calcium to ensure that your baby’s bones and teeth are growing properly. Pinto beans are also packed with fiber; one serving contains 15 grams. (As a pregnant woman, you need about 28 grams of fiber each day.) One of the best strategies for helping to avoid the nausea and vomiting commonly experienced during the first trimester is to keep your belly feeling satisfied and full. Foods with a high fiber content can be an ally in your battle against morning sickness.
4. Leeks Leeks are the vegetable equivalent of a super multivitamin-mineral tablet. They are a nondairy source of calcium (55 milligrams per cup), which is essential for the development of your baby’s bones. Plus, calcium may help combat some common symptoms of pregnancy, including irritability, insomnia and back and leg pains. One serving of leeks also contains close to 60 micrograms of folate as well as 0.2 milligrams of vitamin B6 (about 10 percent of your RDA), which is necessary for your body to metabolize energy from the carbohydrates, fats and proteins in your diet. There’s also evidence that vitamin B6 can help alleviate morning sickness. There’s more: In one serving of leeks, there are 40 micrograms of vitamin K, 2 micrograms of iron and 0.4 micrograms of manganese. Vitamin K is needed for proper blood-clot formation and healthy bone growth; and manganese helps support normal skeletal development in the baby.
5. Artichokes Feeling sluggish? Reach for an artichoke. This vegetable is a great nonmeat source of iron, which is an energizing nutrient. A medium boiled artichoke has about 1 milligram of iron (about 12 percent of your recommended daily intake). There’s another energizing nutrient in artichokes: folate. (A medium-size artichoke has 100 micrograms.) Besides helping to prevent birth defects, folate helps your body metabolize proteins, the building blocks for the hormones and enzymes that help your body keep going. During your pregnancy, you may suffer from constipation, which can be alleviated with some extra fiber in your diet. Artichokes are wonderful sources of fiber, with 10 grams each. And they’re often recommended to soothe indigestion, another common pregnancy complaint.
Foods To Get You In The Mood For Valentine’s Day from the Daily Mail
‘In ancient Arabia there was a recipe that the sultan used to ensure he could please his harem of wives,’ explains herbalist Phillip Weeks. ‘It was a mixture of strong black coffee, cardamom, raw honey and saffron.’ Coffee has long been known to increase alertness, but it only works as a potent stimulant if you don’t drink it regularly. Cardamom extract has been shown to boost circulation and raw honey contains many nutrients including boron which may balance hormones. ‘Saffron is rich in phytonutrients and research has shown that men suffering with erectile dysfunction benefited.'
FRUITS OF THE SEA
Casanova was said to breakfast on 50 oysters, which contain high levels of libido-boosting zinc. ‘Zinc is important in maintaining hormonal balance and adequate intake has been associated with a healthy sex drive, particularly in men,’ says nutritional therapist Dr Elisabeth Philipps. A 2005 Italian study also found that uncooked shellfish contained high levels of the amino acids D Aspartic acid and N-methyl-D-aspartate which increase testosterone production in males and progestone in females. Increased levels are associated with a high sex drive.
A SPRINKLE OF CHILLI
Adding a bit of spice to your meal really will leave you hot under the collar because of the active compound capsaicin. ‘It improves blood circulation, heightens nerve endings, increases heart rate and body temperature which mimics the sensations we experience before and during intercourse,’ explains Dr Philipps.
‘Avocados are rich in folic acid, which has been shown to boost circulation and promote heart health,’ says Dr Philipps. ‘They are also very rich in good fats which help keep hormones in balance.’ The fruit is also rich in Vitamin E, an antioxidant linked to enhanced sexual pleasure in women and longer-lasting erections in men.
This substance is crucial for the production of nitrous oxide, which stimulates blood flow to intimate areas. You can find the chemical in nuts such as walnuts and peanuts, seaweed, turkey and chicken, but you can also get it as a supplement. ‘It is a natural form of Viagra, but the quantity each man needs varies dramatically,’ explains Weeks. ‘Most men start with 1,000mg and it takes about four hours to metabolise. Research has shown it can increase the length of an orgasm.’ If you suffer with a heart condition, speak to a doctor before trying this supplement.
BOX OF CHOCOLATES
‘Chocolate is a sensual food – it is sweet and smooth so automatically evokes feelings of comfort,’ says Dr Philipps. ‘It also contains phenylethylamine, which triggers the release of dopamine which can make you feel euphoric and very awake.’ The high sugar content is a great energy boost if you’re planning a very physical evening.
Damiana is a herb known to boost sexual desire since Aztec times. ‘I often prescribe this herb to patients who want to boost their libido,’ says Weeks. ‘It contains caffeine-like substances and essential oils that help balance hormones, boost circulation to the genitals and increase body temperature.’ Weeks suggests drinking several cups of tea throughout the day. Try Rio Amazon Damiana Tea (40 bags, £7.99; stressnomore.co.uk).
HAVE A BANANA
Bananas have long been regarded as an aphrodisiac and there is science behind their reputation. ‘They are rich in potassium and B vitamins, both important for maintaining a healthy sex drive,’ says Dr Philipps. ‘Potassium maintains healthy muscle function and blood flow and the B vitamins help maintain hormone levels for a healthy libido.’ There is also evidence that the enzyme bromelain found in bananas and pineapples helps boost libido.
We always hear about the BEST, what about the WORST??
Stars Share Their Worst Valentine's Days Ever From The NY Post
Kathy Griffin: “I was stood up one time. It was supposed to be a fix-up. I had this girlfriend saying ‘Oh, this guy is so great and so sweet . . .’ And then he absolutely stood me up. I was sitting in my studio apartment on Centinela Avenue in Santa Monica where I lived for eight years. One room for eight years. Sitting there in the dress, and the call never came. Just sad — where you take the dress off and put the PJs on and order a pizza and turn on ‘Oprah.’ I was probably like 25. I finally recovered. Lots of therapy.”
Emily Maynard (“The Bachelor”): “One year I went out with this guy for the first time, and he was so rude to the waitress I was mortified. I was like ‘I live down the street from here!’ He didn’t leave her a tip. I went back the next day, and I apologized and I never talked to that guy again.”
Ali Sweeney (“The Biggest Loser”): “My husband will kill me . . . One time my husband had been working so late, and he ended up falling asleep right before we were supposed to go to dinner. And we ended up having to go to a late-night dinner at like 11 at night.”
Snap Out Of It! 5 Quick Cures For A Bad Mood from yahoo.com
Aromatherapy Go grab that grapefruit body wash or cocoa butter suntan lotion and take a big whiff. Within moments, you'll be transported from where you were to a whole new experience. What you choose to smell, and where you'll go is entirely up to you, just allow your sense of smell take you there.
Wash Your Face A splash of cool water can help you refresh and reframe at the same time. Or, you could turn the other cheek, so to speak, and use a gentle warm washcloth pressed against your face to soothe your senses, relax and reframe. Don't forget to moisturize
Seek out a Message Walk to the nearest bookshelf, pick up a book, open to a random page and read from anywhere on that page. Some books are more inspiring than others but the point that you are given something totally new to ponder.
Look up Go outside and look up at the sky. Take a deep breath in and fully exhale. Repeat. Keep looking up. Allow yourself to feel small as you stand under the expansive and endless sky. Talk about a reality check! Visualize your bad mood floating up, up and away.
Call a Friend Whether it's a tried and true confidant who will listen and talk you off the ledge or just a friendly voice that will surely get your mind off of your troubles, actually using your phone to phone a friend can work serious wonders in helping you get your mind off things.