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iPad 2 Giveaway

Wanna win a 32 GB Apple iPad 2? We'll we've got a few to give away to our readers across our network of Gear Live sites, and today we're starting the contest here on VIP Breakdown. We've teamed up with Vonage to offer the giveaway of the iPad 2 (or a $700 Apple gift card, if you prefer) along with $15 in iTunes credit that can be used with the new Vonage Time to Call app (App Store link). We've got a few ways for you to enter, allowing up to four entries per person.

Doing the above gets you in, and is the only mandatory step. However, you can earn additional entries by doing things like commenting on this post, and hitting the Facebook "Like" button as well. Use our entry widget after the break for the full details, and to monitor and confirm your entries.



Timeframe: The contest ends on August 29th, 2011. A winner chosen using Rafflecopter.
Eligibility: The contest is open to residents of the US and Canada.
Prize: The one winner will receive a 32 GB Apple iPad 2 (or a $700 Apple Gift Card) and $15 iTunes credit.


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Beyonce pregnant

Beyonce Knowles is pregnant. The singer arrived at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) last night in a loose fitting orange dress, and clutched her visible baby bump as she posed on the red carpet. She told the press: "I have a surprise!" Beyonce's publicist later confirmed the news, telling People.com: "I'm happy to say it's true." The child will be the first for the 29-year-old and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, who married in 2008. During the VMAs Beyonce first cheered on Jay from the side of the stage as he performed new single 'Otis' with Kanye West, then wowed the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles herself, singing 'Love on Top'. She told the crowd: "I want you to feel the love that's growing inside of me." As she sung, Beyonce proudly rubbed her bump, and the cameras panned over to Jay-Z, who had a huge grin on his face. The performance was met with a standing ovation. Beyonce has recently hinted she was thinking of settling down, saying earlier this month how she was hoping to "dedicate herself" to having children. She said: "When you're young - 18 or 19 - you have the energy and drive. That's the time to work as hard as you can. "Now I'm a woman, and because I gave it my all, I can focus on my marriage. I can decide I want to have kids. I can be the mother I want to be and dedicate myself to my children."

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Lindsay Lohan as Marilyn MonroeLindsay Lohan wants to be remembered for her talent, not her problems. The troubled actress - who has had several stints in rehab and a string of legal problems, most recently serving 35 days house arrest after breaching probation by stealing a necklace - insists she doesn't want to be a "celebrity" and believes people no longer view her as a "real person."

"People in their mind have created who I am and act as if there is no real person inside of me. Just like Marilyn. Marilyn never wanted to be just a celebrity. Neither do I. I had always thought that movie stars were in films that would last forever in your mind. But now the films don't. I don't want to be remembered as someone who just wanted to be photographed, who goes out at night, and gets in trouble. Heath Ledger once said to me, 'It's built you up to knock you down' and that's all it is. Marilyn said she had no foundation. But she said she was really working on it. I've been trying to do the same thing. I believe in myself and I'm a good actress," she said, comparing herself to late screen icon Marilyn Monroe.

Lindsay, 25, says she has always identified with Marilyn - who died in 1962 at the age of 36 - and says the blonde beauty inspired her to always want to appear strong and in control.


iPad 2 giveaway

Wanna win a 32 GB Apple iPad 2? We'll we've got a few to give away to our readers across the network of Gear Live sites, starting right here on the flagship. We've teamed up with Vonage to offer the giveaway of the iPad 2 (or a $700 Apple gift card, if you prefer) along with $15 in iTunes credit that can be used with the new Vonage Time to Call app. We've got a few ways for you to enter, allowing up to four entries per person.

Here are the ways to enter:

Timeframe: The contest ends on September 2nd, 2011. A winner chosen using Random.org.
Eligibility: The contest is open to residents of the US and Canada.
Prize: The one winner will receive a 32 GB Apple iPad 2 (or a $700 Apple Gift Card) and $15 iTunes credit.


Anne HathawayAnne Hathaway thinks she is "so obnoxious." The One Day actress admits she has a bad habit of "interrupting everybody" and not letting people finish their sentences when she is having conversations with them.

"I'm so bad. I interrupt everybody. I'm so obnoxious. Pardon. I just get really excited when I talk-and especially when I talk to people who are fun to talk to-and I jump in at the end of every sentence and nobody ever gets to finish a thought."

Just as she is aware of her annoying habits, the 28-year-old star is also aware of her limitations as an actress. But the Dark Knight Rises star insists she would "crawl over broken glass" if she thought it would be good for a role.

"Elia Kazan [the late American director-and-actor] once said Vivien Leigh was not the best actress in the world, but she'd have crawled over broken glass if she thought it would help her performance. That's how I see myself as an actress. I may not be the best in the world, but I love my craft more than just about anything, and I will give everything I have to it, whatever the cost . I feel like such a jerk when I say 'my craft,' but I do feel that way."


Kris Humphries and Kim KardashianBride-to-be Kim Kardashian says all of her "freak out" moments are over ahead of her wedding today. The reality TV star will marry basketball player Kris Humphries in a lavish ceremony in Montecito, California, today, and while planning the huge event has been stressful, she has is finally over her nerves about the nuptials.

"I think I had my freak-out moment a week ago. From Kris's dogs in my space to his shirts on the floor to going over budget to everything you could possibly think of. I mean, it's ridiculous issues that I guess everyone goes through. Planning a wedding is so much work. I had no ide," Kim told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show.

Kim, 30, also added how much she is looking forward to settling down, and how she knew right away Kris was the right guy for her: "When you know you know. We're having so much fun we just get along so well, he just lets me be me. And we have such a good relationship. It's such a normal, healthy, trusting, easy relationship.

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Daniel Radcliffe with girlfriend Roseanne CokerDaniel Radcliffe reportedly wants to marry his girlfriend, Rosanne Coker. The Harry Potter star's secret love was only revealed yesterday - although they have been dating for a year - and Daniel, 22, is already said to have his sights set on marriage.

"They're crazy about each other. Dan wants to marry her," a friend revealed.

While Daniel met Rosanne on the set of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, where she was working as a runner, in 2007 she is said to have made him wait until the end of shooting the final film in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, last year before she would date him.

"Dan really fell for Rosie in a big way. He was doing all the chasing and Rosie made him sweat. She was always attracted to him but wanted to keep their on-set relationship as strictly business – much to Dan's dismay. But he agreed and realized that Rosie was worth holding out for," another friend said.

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Former child star Corey Feldman recently sat down for Nightline's special report, Underage And Famous, and revealed that his longtime co-star and friend Corey Haim -- who died of natural causes in March of last year -- was the victim of child molestation at the hands of a huge Hollywood mogul.

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Tina FeyTina Fey has become a mother for a second time. The 30 Rock actress - who already has a five-year-old daughter, Alice, with composer husband Jeffrey Richmond - gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday, her representative confirmed to People.

The couple have called their new daughter Penelope Athena. Before she announced her pregnancy, Tina revealed she felt guilty about Alice not having a brother or sister. Writing in her memoir Bossypants, she said, "I thought that raising an only child would be the norm in Manhattan, but my daughter is the only child in her class without a sibling. Most kids have at least two. Who will be my daughter's family when my husband and I are dead from stress-induced cankers? She must have a sibling."

And while she loves being a mother, Tina has previously spoken of the difficulties of juggling raising a child with the demands of her career. "I never really believed it before, but when you have a child, there really aren't enough hours in the day to do anything. Basically, any free time that isn't spent looking after our daughter or working goes on sleeping."

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Neil Patrick Harris at Smurfs premiereActor Neil Patrick Harris "danced with a frog devil" when he took acid. The Smurfs star admits he took the hallucinogenic drug "once," but would avoid taking it again because he did not enjoy the experience.

"I've had my fair share of fun. I tried acid, once. But I think it had been watered down or something. So it wasn't apparently, what it was supposed to have been. But I do remember lying outside in Mexico, where it happened. There was a tree outside and suddenly the limbs of the tree became frogs handing upside down. That was understandably, the last time I did that. But yeah, I danced with the frog devil."

However, the How I Met Your Mother actor - who works in TV, film and on stage - admits he is a very lucky person because he gets to enjoy a career he loves in various formats: "I'm on of the luckiest people around these days. Not only do I get to act in a TV show that I love, as a hilarious character, but I now get to dabble in big movies."


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