Posted Nov 4th 2009 5:00PM by TMZ Staff
Carrie Prejean demanded more than a million dollars during her settlement negotiations with Miss California USA Pageant officials — that is, until the lawyer for the Pageant showed Carrie an XXX home video of her handiwork.
The video the lawyer showed Carrie is extremely graphic and has never been released publicly. We know that, because TMZ obtained the video months ago but decided not to post it because it was so racy. Let’s just say, Carrie has a promising solo career.
We’re told it took about 15 seconds for Carrie to jettison her demand and essentially walk away with nothing. As we first reported, the Pageant is paying around $100,000 to her lawyers and publicist — a fraction of her bills. She pockets nothing in the settlement.
By James Tapper, Mail on Sunday Showbusiness Reporter 07th November 2009
Bond girl Eva Green insists she’s ‘not confident’ about her body – but you might beg to differ, given her latest sultry photoshoot.
The 29-year-old seemed to show no inhibitions when she posed naked for the latest edition of style bible Tatler, recreating a classic Seventies portrait of British actress Charlotte Rampling.
Sitting on a polished antique table in front of an ornately gilded mirror, the Casino Royale star has only a glass of wine for company as she mimics erotic photographer Helmut Newton’s 1973 memorable image.
One thing has changed through the decades, though – the pack of cigarettes behind Ms Rampling’s derriere has vanished, a nod to the fact smoking is no longer promoted as sexy.
Despite her protestations, this is not the first time Paris-born Ms Green has been naked in the line of duty.
Before starring as Vesper Lynd opposite Daniel Craig’s 007, she took a lead role in The Dreamers, a film by Last Tango In Paris director Bernardo Bertolucci that featured several explicit bedroom scenes.
Even though the role was her big-screen debut, Ms Green’s father and twin sister Joy refused to watch it.
The actress said: ‘They’re not in the business. They get confused.’
And she admitted: ‘I felt a bit ill when I saw it. I’m not confident with my body.’
But she seems to have conquered her coyness for Tatler. Another image shows her wearing only a mink coat – again echoing a familiar theme from the work of German-born Newton, who died in 2004.
His 1973 photograph of Ms Rampling for Vogue magazine – taken at the Hotel Nord Pinus II in Arles, near Marseilles, and titled The Sexiest Woman In The World – firmly sealed her reputation as a sex symbol.
Ms Green thinks she is unlikely to earn the same plaudits.
‘I opened a magazine the other day and they called me the worst-dressed person in the world,’ she said.
‘And I was like, “I like that dress.”’
Well, at least no one can criticise what she’s wearing in this latest picture …
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Taylor Swift walked away from last night’s 43rd Annual CMA Awards ceremony as the history-making winner of FOUR CMA Awards, including the industry’s biggest honor – Entertainer of the Year.
A month shy of her twentieth birthday, Taylor became the youngest artist in history, and the first female artist in a decade, to win the Entertainer of the Year trophy. In the 43-year history of the CMA Awards, only six other female acts have won the coveted top prize: Loretta Lynn (1972), Dolly Parton (1978), Barbara Mandrell (1980,’81), Reba McEntire (1986), Shania Twain (1999), and the Dixie Chicks (2000).
Taylor also won CMA Awards last night for Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year (for the critically-acclaimed and quadruple-platinum-plus Fearless – Taylor was honored as both artist and producer), and Video of the Year (for “Love Story”). Earlier in the day she was honored with the CMA’s International Artist Achievement Award. Taylor shared last night’s Album of the Year producer honors with her co-producer Nathan Chapman, and the Video of the Year Award with director Trey Fanjoy.
Accepting her Entertainer of the year award, a tearful Taylor invited her band to the stage to share the honors. “I’ll never forget this moment,” Taylor said during her acceptance speech, “Because in this moment, everything that I have ever wanted has happened to me.”