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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ALWATAN DAILY
                       ENTERTAINMENT                                                                                                                                                                                            MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2010

     Song Of The Day                                               Rihanna,
                                                                   Mark Sanchez raise money for charities
                                                                       MIAMI BEACH, Florida: Inspired by a young friend who
                                                                   died from leukemia, singer Rihanna is working to get help for
                                                                   those who suffer from the disease.
                                                                       Rihanna was among the celebrities who submitted a re-
                                                                   quest for funding to Pepsi’s Refresh Project, which doles out
                                                                   $20 million to various causes, and was at the foundation’s
                                                                   kickoff party Friday night during Super Bowl festivities. The
                                                                   singer is trying to raise money for DKMS, which tries to find
                                                                   bone marrow donors for those suffering from leukemia.
                                                                       “If we win, this would really help us recruit 4,000 indi-
                                                                   vidual donors,” she said.
                                                                       For Rihanna, the connection is personal. She was active
                                                                   last year in trying to find donors for 6-year-old Jasmina Ame-
                                                                   na, who died last month. They became friends.
                                                                       “She was a very free, fun spirited little girl, full of energy,
Fahad AlSabah                                                      always happy, always energetic,” Rihanna said. “I always re-
Staff Writer                                                       member she wouldn’t sit still. She was always running around,
                                                                   always had a smile on her face.”
Song: Runaway Love (Feat. Mary J. Blige)                               Also on hand for the event was New York Jets quarterback
Artist: Ludacris                                                   Mark Sanchez, who received $25,000 for an organization to
Album: Release Therapy                                             help kids suffering from juvenile diabetes.
Genre: Rap                                                             This is Sanchez’s second year at Super Bowl festivities.
                                                                   Last year, he wasn’t drafted so he didn’t get to do much, and
In short: On “Runaway Love,” Ludacris raises social aware-         this year, his Jets came one game shy of getting to the Super
ness through anecdote-charged lyrics; where each verse tells       Bowl, making the trip to Miami a bit tough.
a battling story. A must listen.                                       “You know it’s hard.
                                                                       The loss stings a little bit, but at the same time we really
 To listen to the song visit www.alwatandaily.com                  have something to build on as a team,” he said. “You know
E-mail your feedback to falsabah@alwatandaily.com                  Rex (Ryan), our coach, challenged at the end of the year, and
                                                                   said, we’ve gotta get two quarters better. Two quarters better
                                                                   and we might be playing in Dallas next year.”                          Singer Rihanna performs at the Pepsi Fan Jam Super Bowl Concert on South Beach, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 in Miami
                                                                       The Super Bowl will be in Dallas in 2011. -AP                      Beach, Florida. (AP)

Karina Smirnoff
and others party                                                   Alba not                                                                                                                                             Polish man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        charged with harassing
on Super Bowl eve                                                  flattered by attempt to look like her                                                                                                                Keira Knightley
                                                                        MIAMI BEACH, Florida: Imitation is                                                                                                                  LONDON: A Polish man appeared in court
                                                                   not the sincerest form of flattery for Jes-                                                                                                          Saturday charged with harassing British actress
                                                                   sica Alba.                                                                                                                                           Keira Knightley, two days after being arrested
                                                                        The actress said Saturday she’s been                                                                                                            outside a London theatre where the star is cur-
                                                                   distressed by Internet reports about a                                                                                                               rently performing.
                                                                   Chinese woman who is having a plastic                                                                                                                    Marek Daniluk, 41, from north London, was
                                                                   surgery makeover to look like Alba in                                                                                                                arrested on Thursday outside the Comedy The-
                                                                   hopes of getting her lover back.                                                                                                                     atre where Knightley, 24, has a part in Moliere’s
                                                                        “I think you should never have to                                                                                                               The Misanthrope.
                                                                   change yourself like that,” Alba said. “If                                                                                                               Police arrested him on suspicion of harass-
                                                                   somebody loves you, they’ll love you no                                                                                                              ment and he was charged on Friday, before his
                                                                   matter what.”                                                                                                                                        court appearance in central London on Saturday.
                                                                        Alba, who is starring in the upcoming                                                                                                           His trial date was set for June 4.
                                                                   film Valentine’s Day, is in town for the Su-                                                                                                             Knightley, the star of the Pirates of the Carib-
                                                                   per Bowl; she was at an Audi party Friday                                                                                                            bean franchise and Pride and Prejudice, has pre-
                                                                   with Hilary Swank, Taylor Lautner, Rob                                                                                                               viously complained of being harassed, claiming
                                                                   Lowe, New York Giant Osi Umenyiora                                                                                                                   two years ago that she had five stalkers. -AFP
                                                                   and former New England Patriot Tedy Br-
                                                                        It was one of numerous celebrity soi-
                                                                   rees attached to the Super Bowl.
                                                                        But she’s not just in town to party
                                                                   - she and hubby Cash Warren will be at
                                                                   Sunday’s game. They hired a baby sitter to
                                                                   take care of their infant daughter, Honor,
                                                                   for the big game, but they’ve been spend-
                                                                   ing the week enjoying Miami with their
                                                                   little girl.
                                                                        “So far, she likes all the lights. Every
                                                                   time somebody honks or she hears sirens
                                                                   or something, she points everything out,”
                                                                   she said.
                                                                        “It’s really fun. Lots of screaming, lots
                                                                   of lights, and lots of cars. The most stimu-
                                                                                                                    FILE - Jessica Alba, left, poses favorite web celeb with Ashton Kutcher backstage at                FILE - Keira Knightley in a scene from Pride
                                                                   lating environment for a 19-month-old.”
                                                                                                                    the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday Jan. 6, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP)                          and Prejudice
In this photo provided by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel &
Casino, Karina Smirnoff of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars
poses on the red carpet at Jerry Rice’s Miami Rice Celebri-

                                                                   Leonard Cohen delays
ty Gala at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood,
Fla., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010. (AP)
                                                                                                                                                                  Rob Lowe’s a traveling Indianapolis Colts fan
    MIAMI BEACH, Florida: Dancing with the Stars’ Kar-
ina Smirnoff said Saturday she won’t reveal who she wants
to win the Super Bowl because she doesn’t know who is
going to be on the show next season.
                                                                   Europe tour after back injury                                                                      MIAMI BEACH, Florida: Rob Lowe isn’t just
                                                                                                                                                                  another celebrity who scored a Super Bowl tick-
                                                                                                                                                                  et. He’s a dedicated follower of the Indianapolis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Lowe is on the ABC drama Brothers & Sis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ters, but announced last month he was leaving
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the series. He said his departure is bittersweet.
    “I don’t want to put my foot in my mouth,” she said at                                                                                                        Colts who has the mileage to prove it.                       “It’s one of the greatest casts I’ve ever worked
the home of director Michael Bay, who was hosting a party                                                                                                             The actor watched the Colts win their playoff        with. Everybody loves everybody; I’m gonna miss
during Super Bowl weekend.                                                                                                                                        games for their Super Bowl berth, and now he             that a ton. But we’re going out on a great note,”
    Smirnoff said she hopes she will be called back to the                                                                                                        and his family are going to celebrate by going to        he said.
show for the next season.                                                                                                                                         the championship.                                            As far as speculation that he might soon get
    “I hope I am. I am keeping my fingers crossed, but we                                                                                                             Said Lowe: “My son Johnny is an ever bigger          his own series, he said: “I’m keeping my options
don’t get a call back for another ten days,” she said. “So I                                                                                                      Colts fan than I am. So we couldn’t fly all the way      open. It’s the first time in a long time not having
truly do hope I come back because I love being part of the                                                                                                        to Indiana, twice in a row, two weeks in a row, and      something that I need to go and do, so I don’t
show.”                                                                                                                                                            not come here.”                                          know. It’s a big adventure, we’ll see.” -AP
    Bay, who directed Transformers and Pearl Harbor, host-
ed the fundraiser for The Giving Back Fund, a charity that
seeks to cultivate philanthropists within the entertainment
and sports communities.
    Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr of Gossip Girl showed
                                                                                                                                         Singer Leonard              Leif Garrett
    Westwick said he was hoping the Saints win “because
                                                                                                                                         Cohen arrives at the
                                                                                                                                         Recording Academy’s         charged with heroin
                                                                                                                                                                     possession in Los Angeles
                                                                                                                                         Special Merit Awards
of all the stuff that went down in New Orleans.”
                                                                                                                                         Ceremony in Los
    “They are trying to rebuild so I think it would be good
                                                                                                                                         Angeles, on Jan. 30,
for the city, good for the community,” he said.
                                                                                                                                         2010. (AFP)
    Szohr said she came to have fun.                                                                                                                                     LOS ANGELES: Former 1970s teen idol Leif
    “I am just here for the Super Bowl, to have fun and                                                                                                              (LAFE) Garrett has been charged with felony
watch the Saints win,” she said.                                        LOS ANGELES: Canadian singer-               now begin on Sept. 15, with shows sched-         possession of heroin after his arrest in a Los An-
    Meanwhile, 90210 actress AnnaLynne McCord and                  songwriter Leonard Cohen has post-               uled through Oc. 7 in Moscow.                    geles subway station.
singer Gavin DeGraw, also came to party.                           poned an upcoming European tour by six                Cohen has played 191 shows around               The 48-year-old singer and actor was charged
    DeGraw raved about the movie Avatar, saying it was             months after hurting his lower back while        the world since returning to the concert         Friday and is free on bond. He is scheduled to be
like a “visual Bible.”                                             exercising, his representatives said Friday.     trail in May 2008 after a 15-year absence.       arraigned Feb. 24.
    He also joked about how he came wearing the same                    A statement said his doctors advised        During his hiatus he became a Zen Bud-               Los Angeles County sheriff’s spokesman
boots as actor Kellan Lutz, who was also rooting for the           the 75-year-old to follow the same four-         dhist monk at a mountain hideaway near           Steve Whitmore says deputies confronted Garrett
Saints.                                                            to six-month regimen of physical therapy         Los Angeles. His comeback was necessi-           at the downtown Metro Red Line station Mon-
    “I really would just love to see the Saints pull it through.   as athletes do with similar injuries.            tated by a former manager’s mishandling          day. They say he admitted having black tar heroin
They have so much heart. I think it would help the city big             A spokeswoman declined to specify           of his finances.                                 in his shoe. Garrett was also arrested for heroin
time,” he said.                                                    what Cohen was doing when he hurt him-                Cohen, who is known to take years to        possession at an LA subway station in 2006.
    He also said he will be filming a romantic comedy Love,        self. He appeared fairly nimble Saturday         craft a new song, has just finished writing          A phone message left for publicist Barbara            FILE - In this booking photo released
Wedding, Marriage, which shoots in New Orleans.                    when he accepted a Grammy Award for              a tune called “Different Sides,” his mu-         Papageorge was not immediately returned, and it           on Wednesday Feb. 3, 2010 by the
    “That’s why I want them to win ... Go Saints. If they          lifetime achievement in Los Angeles and          sical collaborator, Sharon Robinson, told        was not clear if Garrett had an attorney.                 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Depart-
will, they win.                                                    recited his wry poem “Tower of Song” to          Reuters at the Grammy event. It was not              Garrett had a handful of hit songs and was            ment showing former 1970s teen idol
    It’s going to be a great time to be down there and cel-        the audience.                                    known when the song would be released.           a constant cover boy on teen magazines in the             Leif Garrett, 48, after he was arrested.
ebrate it,” he said. -AP                                                The nine-date tour, set to begin on         Cohen released his last studio album in          1970s. -AP                                                (AP)
                                                                   March 1 in the French city of Caen, will         2004. -Reuters

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