Can you believe it's already September??? Where in the world is the time going? Each year just goes by faster and faster. *sigh* I'm always happy to see fall arrive though. I love the beautiful colors and the crispness in the air. It just gives me an awesome feeling. Not sure why, but I love it! Well, with the arrival of September, comes a new sketch challenge for Magnolia-licious. This month, it's Diana's turn. And she actually chose a project for us instead of using a sketch. And what a fun and awesome project it is, too!

It's a Scor-Pal project for an accordian file. You could use this for a multitude of things! Diana suggested stamped images, which I thought was perfect. Thus, the theme of my project was born. This accordian file went together pretty easily too! I will be the first to tell you that I normally have to do these types of things twice cause I always mess it up my first try. I got this one on the very first try! WOOHOO!!! The directions are available here.

For mine, I used three different Magnolia stamps. The lion from the Pet and Animal collection, the sign from the Chasing Butterflies Collection, and the tag. They're all colored with my Copic markers. The oval behind the lion was cut with my Nesties and then lightly airbrushed with my Copics, just to take the sharp edge off the bright white. I just hand drew the grass line with my Copic multi-liner pen. I can't find the sign in stock right now at Magnolia-licious. But if you're interested, please just send Diana an email.

So whatcha think? Would you like to win this accordian folder with a few little treats inside? If you would, just leave me a comment on this post by midnight Monday, Sept 7th. I will draw a winner Tuesday evening via Watch the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog this coming Friday for more information about this amazing accordian file.
Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and I hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!!!

Did Miley Cyrus Steal Liam Hemsworth From Another Girl?

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Uh oh….sounds like Miley Cyrus is getting in trouble again! 19-year-old Laura Griffin is claiming that Miley is the reason her relationship with Australian actor Liam Hemsworth is over.

Miley and Liam just finished filming their movie “The Last Song” together and were caught kissing goodbye in the airport when they both headed home.

However, Miley is still claiming that she does not have a steady boyfriend.

The story from Laura is that she and Liam had been dating for 5 years! When she spoke with Australia’s Women’s Day Magazine Laura said, “He was my boyfriend and my best friend. There is no other reason why we would have broken up.”

Source: DisneyDreaming

Miley Cyrus Beginning To Promote Her Concert Tour

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Miley Cyrus has an upcoming concert tour, and like every other music artist she must promote it before it happens to make sure she performs at as many sold out shows as she can.

To kick off the promotional tour Miley released a new album, which just hit stores today titled “Time Of Our Lives.”

Miley also recently performed on NBC’s The Today Show in front of a ton of screaming fans. Next Miley will be appearing on Jay Leno’s new show on September 16th.

JBWT Toronto

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according to everyone: JB, Jonas Band, Jordin Sparks, HS, Demi, JUST EVERYONE

Toronto was the greatest show EVER, and one they'll all never forget!

Those 55,000 fans in the audience are the luckiest (:

The Camp Rock cast was sitting in the audience, since they're rehearsing for CR2 in Toronto!

FF to 3:30. It's probably the worst fall joe's had all tour, but it's not that bad (:

& guess who surprised the audience with a performance with JB?

the one and only, MISS DEMI LOVATO!

them canadians are so freaking luckyy!

today's the last JBWT show until they go international, and head back for some winter dates.

have fun ottawa!

Jonas Brothers Music Video “Keep It Real”

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The Jonas Brothers second music video off of their album “Lines, Vines and Trying Times” will be hitting the airwaves this upcoming Sunday, September 6th!

The song getting the music video treatment is “Keep It Real,” which is one of our favorite songs on their most recent album.

The new Jonas Brothers music video will be premiering on the Disney Channel – wohoo! The JoBros took to Twitter to alert fans: “Check out our NEW VIDEO for “KEEPING IT REAL” Premieres on Disney Channel at 8:55pm on Sunday, 9/6.”

Source: DisneyDreaming

girl claims "miley cyrus stole my boyfriend liam!"

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A teen girl has claimed that Miley Cyrus stole her boyfriend longtime Liam Hemsworth. Laura Griffin, 19, said Miley is the reason her five-year relationship with Liam ended. She told Woman's Day:

'He was my boyfriend and my best friend. There is no other reason why we would have broken up.'After passionately kissing Miley goodbye in the airport, Liam flew back to his family home on Phillip Island near Melbourne, Australia. Within hours he had called Laura to ended their relationship.

Source: OceanUp

I'm not sure if this is real. It kind of does sound like those fan-claimed rumors! We'll just have to wait and see!

Real Solo Sailing

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This weekend I got the chance to do some proper solo sailing, without cameras and microphones!

I set off on Saturday afternoon into 25-30 knots of wind and a nice wet chop. Apparently Mum wasn’t too impressed when a big set of breaking waves rolled across the river entrance just after me, but Pink Lady and I were doing just fine. Pulling the sails up and settling onto a reach out to sea was all straight forward.

I’m really happy with how confident and easy everything feels. I have to admit, after everything was in order, it was a pretty special feeling sitting in the cockpit watching the boat sail along with the sun setting, land sinking off the horizon, and me working my way through a punnet of strawberries.

Saturday night was good fun too. Surfing along at up to 8 knots, blasting a mix of music that Emily, my sister, put together for me! And I wasn’t about to get bored with plenty of fishing boats and shipping to keep an eye out for.

Catching a bit of sleep in ten and fifteen minute catnaps kept me going. I can describe it as a lot like hitting snooze over and over in the morning! After the sun came up, I cooked breakfast on my little stove, enjoyed a cup of coffee in the sunshine, and spent the morning playing around with different sail combinations. Before coming in on Sunday, I took a leaf out of Jesse Martin's book and brushed my hair with a fork (I forgot a hairbrush!). Then, I finished up by checking my work with a mirror from my tool kit.

Next time I’m out on the water, I'll be heading down to Sydney. I’ll even be able to blog from out on the water, but before any of that we’ve got one big last challenge in front of us… somehow we have to fit the food in! It's hard to imagine how it's going to be possible when you see it all spread out in the spare room at home.

The following link is to an article in the local paper about the food:

Thanks to everyone for leaving comments, its nice to know that someone out there is reading all this. And to answer a very common question: Yes I will have a tracker set up so that you’ll be able to follow my progress. So check out for the latest details on what's happening.


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Thanks St John cadets for helping Mum with the first aid kit and for the picture!!

Video: I'm single, please, says Rani

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I'm single, please: Rani

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Rani shopping for a cause!

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Actress Rani Mukherji may have a busy schedule, but she’s always ready to make time for what’s close to her heart.

Today she will inaugurate Design One — a two-day exhibition, a shopping extravaganza with an impressive and innovative ensemble of fashion, jewellery, couture accessories, home decor, gift ideas, packaging, fresh exotic flowers, gourmet food and more. Seven NGOs will showcase their products at the exhibition. An initiative of Sahachari Foundation Events, Design One is dedicated to Apne Aap Women’s Collective, an NGO engaged in grassroot level work to educate children of women in prostitution to give them a better life.
Rani told BT, “I whole heartedly support the noble cause of girl child education and the outstanding effort made by the women of Sahachari Foundation.”

Sahachari, a charitable foundation, was established by 11 women driven by a zeal to employ their collective strengths and resources for the betterment of the lives of those less fortunate.

Design One, supported by Bapalal Keshavlal, IndusInd Bank and Times Foundation, will be held at Expo Hall, World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade. It will start today at 4 pm and go on till 8 pm, and will continue tomorrow from 10 am to 8 pm.

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Mallika Sherawat is having such a blast meeting Hollywood celebrities in Los Angeles, where she is parked, for during the post-production of her film Hissss, that it doesn't look as if she's planning to come back to India anytime soon.

While dining with friends at the Polo Lounge in the Beverly Hills Hotel, Mallika met Oscar winning actor-producer-director Warren Beatty and Jake Gyllenhaal, star of the upcoming Hollywood film Prince of Persia. Beatty and Gyllenhaal were finishing a dinner meeting when the actress, who's walked in with some of her friends saw them.

The actress who recently became first Indian actor who became an honoury citizen of Los Angeles spoke to the Hollywood actors. Says a source close to the actress, "Beatty, who is quite the ladies man said it was 'the first time' he'd ever met a Bollywood star and was especially 'thrilled to meet one.

He even went on to offer Mallika advice about working in Hollywood. Gyllenhaal, currently dating actress Reese Witherspoon, was also chatted with actress about her forthcoming film, and promised to keep in touch with her."

Mallika is currently living in Los Angeles in a penthouse apartment at one of the swankiest locations in Beverly Hills - the Palazzo in Park LaBrea and continues to tweet her experiences on twitter. She had tweeted about meeting Beatty and Gyllenhaal on the social networking website

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Katrina has returned from Italy looking noticeably different...

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 12.12



Katrina Kaif at a Ganpati pandal last week. Notice the thicker lower lip as well as the pout

Katrina Kaif has come back from her recent holiday in Italy and there's something different about her. The actress who has been often voted as the sexiest actress in B-Town, returned with fuller lips than she left with.

Says a source, "Katrina has always wanted shapelier lips. She recently returned from a long holiday - almost three weeks.

During her trip to the USA for the Independence Day parade in Houston and Chicago, everyone first noticed the marked change in her appearance. Her lips were still puffy at the time, but now the swelling has vanished."

Katrina Kaif says, "It's not true. I have not had any work done on my lips and to say that is ridiculous."
A source close to Katrina adds, "She can't afford to take any medication right now as she's on a very strong medication for her skin. It is called Roaccutane and she's under treatment for it under Dr Neena , a cosmetologist from Mumbai, for the last six months and will be under medication for six months more. The medicine is so strong that Katrina can't take any other medicine during this time and in fact, because Roaccutane is so harsh it gives rise to swollen, dry and chapped lips - which gives the impression as if she has done something to her lips."

Roaccutane is a vitamin A derivative (13-cis-retinoic acid) which is administered orally in pill form, normally for 15-20 weeks (3.5-4.5 months). It was originally prescribed for people with severe acne that did not respond to other treatments, but has gained in popularity in the past 25 years. This practice is controversial because Accutane is a serious medication and causes side effects which can be as devastating as they are widespread. Apart from severe allergy and other side effects Roaccutane can also have inflammation of the lips or cheilitis as another side effect.

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'3 Idiots' will release on Christmas, confirms Aamir

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 12.06

Actor and wife away from home, in one quiet spot

Aamir Khan, who is spending time with wife Kiran Rao after her miscarriage last month, says his much-awaited "3 Idiots" will hit the screens in December.

"Vinod (Vidhu Vinod Chopra) and Raju (Raj Kumar Hirani) tell me that the post production on '3 Idiots' is progressing well - so by the time I get back, the cut (final product) will be ready. Which means I can confirm to all those of you who have been repeatedly asking... yes, '3 Idiots' will be releasing on Christmas this year. I'll see the cut once I get back," he wrote on his blog.

He didn't reveal his whereabouts, but informed: "Kiran and I are away from home, in one very quiet spot, just lying in and resting. Reading, going for walks, watching films."

The actor says he is utilising his time to catch up on a few films and books - something that he hasn't been able to do thanks to his chock-a-block schedules.

"There are so many films to see, and books to read. One life time is not enough. Books, I read, but films I never get down to seeing.

"Strange, since, I love cinema so much. It's not as if I don't enjoying watching films. I really do, in fact when I watch a film I forget to blink and my eyes start hurting after a while. But for someone who is so steeped in films I have watched pathetically few films in all these years," he said.

Aamir is glad that he has finally managed to watch 1994 American film "The Shawshank Redemption", which was recommended to him by many.

"Just saw '(The) Shawshank Redemption'. Had heard so much about this film. It seems to be on a lot of ‘must see' lists. Really enjoyed it," he added.

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Asin upset with ‘London Dreams’ promo

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 12.05

Salman Khan-Ajay Devgan steal limelight

Now that the first promo of Vipul’s Shah’s “London Dreams” has been released, leading lady Asin is said to be not too happy with the very small footage that she has got in the trailer.

While Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan feature prominently in the promo, Asin has just one shot, which is a bit disappointing considering how big a hit was “Ghajini”, her debut Hindi film and she has a lot of expectations from “London Dreams”, her second Bollywood release.

Asin apparently has raised her voice against this and has directly spoken to director Vipul Shah.

According to sources, Asin went and met Vipul and voiced her displeasure against the first theatrical promos. Vipul told her that since it is a story about two friends, Salman and Ajay have been shown prominently. He also tried to convince her that she is an important part of the film and the rest of the promos will feature her prominently.

But Asin reportedly was way far from being convinced.

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I was inadequate for politics, says Amitabh Bachchan

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 12.04

It’s a job he’ll never recommend to anyone

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan, who was a Lok Sabha MP in 1984-87, says he quit politics because he felt he was "inadequate for the job".

"Many ask me why I joined politics and why I left it. I joined it because I was asked to and left because I was inadequate for the job," Bachchan posted on his blog.

The veteran actor came into politics at the behest of friend and then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. He contested the Lok Sabha election from his hometown Allahabad in 1984. He won by a huge majority.

He says it is a tough job to be a politician and admires those who have managed to stay put in it.

"Politics is a complicated world - a world where if you are unable to play the game, you would remain a novice and a stranger eternally. I admire those who have remained in it for long years. (I) admire the guile with which they steer their boats every day, every minute. The ease with which they make associations and break them, reject foes and months later embrace them as dearest friends. It is a tough job.

"A job that I would never be able to do. I would never recommend it to anyone. But I do know that those who pursue this line do so with utmost dedication and passion. Their dedication and passion is admirable," he said.

Bachchan is currently in Singapore with his politician friend Amar Singh. The Samajwadi Party leader underwent a kidney transplant there.

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‘Dil Bole Hadippa’ irks Sikh community

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 12.03

They mainly have two objections

“Dil Bole Hadippa” is the latest victim of the Sikh community’s ire, after “Singh is Kinng” and “Love Aaj Kal”.
The Sikh community has two issues with the movie.

One objection is with Rani Mukerji’s character in the film. She plays an adult character but wears a ‘patka’. Ideally all adults are supposed to wear a turban and not a ‘patka’, which is for young boys.

Secondly they are upset with the way the title of the film is written on the posters.

The posters show a ‘patka’ sign in place of a dot on letter ‘I’ in the title word “Hadippa”.

The Punjabi Cultural and Heritage Board has raised a furore against these issues. The chief of the Board, Charan Singh Sapra, has also met the producers Yash Raj Films to sort out the issues.

Sources close to YRF said that they have full respect for the Sikh community and hence they have addressed all their concerns. Also the objectionable portions from the film have been deleted and new posters with the necessary changes are ready for release.

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Rakhi praises Shahid for saving her life

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 12.01

His timely intervention averted accident

Rakhi Sawant just can’t stop talking about how Shahid Kapur saved her life on the sets of “Dil Bole Hadippa”.

According to unit sources, Shahid, Rani Mukerji and Rakhi were shooting a sequence for the song “Discowale Khisko”.

Rakhi was standing near a light stand after the shoot when suddenly Shahid noticed that the stand was not properly bored into the ground. He casually walked up to Rakhi and without alarming her told her to move.

The light stand could have fallen on Rakhi any time.

Shahid then told the crew members to fix it properly. Rakhi was so overwhelmed by the gesture that she went on telling everybody that Shahid saved her life.

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Will 'Dil Bole Hadippa', 'Wanted' break Ramadan jinx

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It is not a good period for business

Bollywood might be rejoicing with four back-to-back hits in "New York", "Kambakkht Ishq", "Love Aaj Kal" and "Kaminey", but the film industry usually witnesses a dip in business during Ramadan. Filmmakers and distributors are hoping "Dil Bole Hadippa" and "Wanted" will break the jinx this year.

Both Yash Raj Films' "Dil Bole Hadippa", which stars Rani Mukerji and Shahid Kapur, and Salman Khan-starrer "Wanted" are releasing on September 18. Trade pundits say the two films might repeat the success story of last year's musical hit "Rock On!" that released during the same period.

"Ramadan has always been a month of gap-fillers and average movies and is not really a good period for business. Filmmakers don't really take risks during the month... so we don't have any powerful movies releasing during this time which eventually leads to low business. Moreover, the 'shradhs' (considered an inauspicious period by Hindus) are also falling with Ramadan this time and it's not considered a good time in the industry," Delhi-based distributor Joginder Mahajan told IANS.

Amit Awasthi, manager (programming and operations) of Spice Cinemas, Noida, agrees with Mahajan.

"Business is definitely going to plummet a bit during this month, as there are no big releases till September 18, and mediocre movies don't bring in footfalls. We are hoping post-mid-September will bring in potential business because of the big-budget line-up," said Awasthi.

Added a source from PVR cinemas: "This month will be lean courtesy Ramadan. Though we have many movies releasing every week, none of them has the capability to do business. But we are looking at footfalls with 'Dil Bole Hadippa' and 'Wanted'."

The first weekend (August 28) of Ramadan saw an ensemble of releases like "Daddy Cool", "Toss", "Yeh Mera India", "Kisaan", "Love Khichdi" and "Quick Gun Murugun".

And following in quick succession are medium budget films like "Chintu Ji", "Three - Love, Lies and Betrayal", "Aagey Se Right", "Bachelor Party", "Fox", "Mohan Das - A Man Lost In His Own Nation" and "The Great Indian Butterfly" that are releasing on September 4.

On September 11, "Baabarr", "Pankh", "Ruslaan", "Aamras" and "Vaada Raha...I Promise" will reach theatres before the two biggies - "Dil Bole Hadippa" and Salman's "Wanted" hit the screens on September 18.

"We generally don't have any major releases during this time because the Muslim belt doesn't generate any revenue. It's a dull period, bringing in close to only 15-30 percent of business. Moreover, with 'shradh' falling in tandem, it's really going to be slim," said Yogesh Raizada, corporate head (cinemas) of Wave cinemas.

"But by the time 'Dil Bole Hadippa' and 'Wanted' release, it will be close to Eid and Navratras and the festive mode will start picking up, and is considered commercially very viable," he added.

After the two biggies, Ashutosh Gowariker's much-talked about "What's Your Raashee?" starring Priyanka Chopra and Hurman Baweja will open on September 25.

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It’s the big O for Abhi-Ash

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Abhishek and Aishwarya become the first Bollywood couple to appear on the Oprah Winfrey show, thanks to Ash's international fame. We cannot wait for the telecast.

Abhishek Bachchan is happy basking in his wife’s limelight. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been invited to the Oprah Winfrey show. Since they are Siamese twins, hubby Abhishek Bachchan will also be present to make his international talk show debut.

Though Aishwarya and Abhishek went unrecognized and were undisturbed at a US supermarket, they were in Chicago to shoot for an Oprah episode.

This is not the first time Aishwarya is appearing on an international show. She first appeared on Oprah’s show in February 2007 and on The Late Night Show with David Letterman earlier this year. She has also been a Cannes regular (as L’Oreal ambassador and for her international films like Bride and Prejudice, Provoked and Pink Panther) since 2004. Her films have also had international premieres. For instance, the entire Bachchan family was present at the Pink Panther premiere in the US.

When she was on the show in 2007, she gifted Oprah a simple chiffon sari and spoke about loving and living with one’s family. When asked why Hindi films didn’t have kissing scenes, Miss Rai replied that Indians liked leaving all that to the privacy of their bedrooms.

This year, Abhishek and Ash will talk about how they found each other, their parents (especially Paa), wedded bliss, working on films together, having children, the progress and perception of Indian cinema, what it means to be a Bachchan, etc.

As far as gifts are concerned, we suggest they should gift Oprah a heavy, embroidered saree, an Indian-style earring and necklace set and some classic Hindi DVDs.

We cannot wait to see Abhi-Ash coochie-cooing and Ash giggling on Oprah’s couch. The date of telecast is not known as yet.

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Fat Govinda apes slim daughter

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Govinda, in his attempt to re-capture lost glory of successful hey-days, succumbs to daughter's diet plans.

You can never be thin or rich enough. Her mother isn't thin and Govinda's weight gain must have frightened his daughter so much that she is working out a little extra to keep the extra pounds at bay. The bodacious beauty is getting ready to announce her debut film. She has been exercising religiously over the past weeks, led by her personal trainer, Viraj Samalkar.

Not that she needed to, but Narmmadaa has already lost around four to five kilos of weight under Samalkar’s guidance. Viraj has put her on a strict regimen of dieting and exercise.

“I’m very particular about working out and sometimes even manage to workout at the break of dawn.” The newbie says she prefers exercising “on warm summer mornings, rather than these dull rainy ones”. While she has her mind set on her health, Samalkar makes her do thirty crunches every alternate day which Narmmadaa thinks is “the most tedious part of the regimen.”

Narmmadaa has no complaints about her diet. A mix of carbohydrates and proteins, along with lots of vegetable juices and chicken, she simply loves binging on it, while still maintaining her 25 inch waist. “The diet has left my hair and skin glowing gorgeously,” she smiles.

It’s no wonder then that her overweight papa Govinda also wants a piece of her diet. He wants to get back in shape and for the last 15 days, he has been following her diet and eating habits in order to lose eight kilos. But doesn’t he realize that a diet has to be customized according to each individual’s body type and nutritional needs? His daughter is less than half his age. Govinda, however, refuted all these rumours saying that he is on a strict diet but is not copying his daughter’s diet and is surviving on liquids. Poor Govinda, the weight will come back when he goes back to eating proper food, right? Wake up and smell the coffee. Crash diets don't work!

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In Pics: Daddy Cool cast at 10 Ka Dum

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