Jimmy Fallon and Mariah Carey team up for ‘All I Want for Christmas’ (Video)
American Idol judge Mariah Carey brought back her hit Christmas song, “All I Want For Christmas is You.” With the help of Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and several toy instruments, the duo rocked the song Tuesday evening. Fallon took to the wood block, tambourine, bass drum and kazoo to aid the Grammy award winning singer in a rendition which aired on Fallon’s late night talk show, New York Daily News reports. Even a handful of elementary children joined in for the chorus of the hit 1994 song. Carey is gearing up for her judging debut on American Idol which is set to make a two-night premiere January 6 and January 7 on Fox. …MORE
Egenera, a privately-held Massachusetts-based cloud management company, has announced plans to acquire the Dublin, Ireland-based cloud software firm Fort Technologies. Egenera has something of a first-moving advantage in the cloud software space, a field that the company’s CEO Pete Manca admitted is “getting very hot right now” thanks to the prospecting of larger internet and enterprise network companies like Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) and Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL). In June, Oracle acquired Collective Intellect to expand its cloud services, a move that Cisco matched in November with its acquisition of Cloupia and Meraki . “Everybody’s getting into that space,” Manca said in a recent phone interview. “That was the space that we invented 12 years ago.” Manca said that the main differentiator his company brings to cloud services is the fact that Egenera is “the open player in this market.” “If you go to Oracle, if you go to Cisco, you’re really bound by their proprietary stacks of hardware and software,” he added.
This story first appeared in the Dec. 14 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. If there’s a moment when Bela Bajaria ‘s south Asian ancestry reveals itself as an anomaly among Hollywood elite, it’s when competition to stand out from the masses is at its fiercest: on the red carpet. “My first year at the Emmys many years ago, I wore a dress — this was before Slumdog Millionaire and the Indian resurgence in pop culture — and my husband asked, ‘Why don’t you just wear a sari like you do for other occasions?’ ” says Bajaria , 41, relaxing on a Friday in mid-October on a comfy couch inside her decorative office on the Universal lot.
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Rihanna may be taking time off in the near future — to have a baby. According to Perez Hilton , a source told the gossip site, “She asked her record company when the best time would be for her to take off, as she wants a baby. “They just stared at her. Everyone was pretty open-mouthed.
Often on reality music competitions, newbie singers experiencing their first taste of public support immediately refer to those people voting as “fans.” Ah, who are we kidding — they pretty much all do that. But bucking the trend is X Factor contestant, CeCe Frey . Although she was often showcased as a diva in early audition episodes, Frey is increasingly revealing herself to be quite the opposite offstage. The most recent example? Telling reporters that she refuses to use the F word to describe her supporters. “I feel really weird calling them fans,” said the Texas postal worker on Monday.
Yaseen Ege (South Wales Police) A woman who killed her seven-year-old son after he failed to memorise extracts from the Koran has been found guilty of murder. Sara Ege, 33, beat her son Yaseen to death with a stick at their home in Cardiff in July 2010 then set fire to his body in an attempt to get rid of the evidence. It was originally thought that the seven-year-old died in a fire at the family home in Pontcanna. His mother was also found guilty of perverting the course of justice at Cardiff crown court. She will return to court in the New Year to be sentenced.
This story first appeared in the Dec. 14 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. On the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 3, Paula Kerger settled in front of her television along with 70 million fellow U.S . citizens to watch the first presidential debate between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney . She was at home with her husband, Joseph Kerger , a novelist, when about 30 minutes into the debate Romney took aim at a certain yellow-feathered friend of millions of American children.