The Scene

Lindsay Lohan = Oprah, Madonna?

(EUR) – Umm. No. — at least according to a poll by celebrity market researcher E-Poll. Lohan — former Disney child star, turned member of the Mean Girls, then media sensation, before plunging into alcohol and drug abuse and going to rehab, from which she emerged to a troubled acting career and then flopped in the world of fashion, all before she turns 24 years old this year  — has sued E*Trade Financial Corp, seeking $100 million for an advertisement that Lohan claims wrongly uses her “likeness, name, characterization, and personality” without permission, violating her right of privacy. 1

Just a minute with Matt Damon

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – Like other Hollywood actors, Matt Damon has not shied away from revealing his political views. He caused a stir in the lead up to the last US Presidential election when in a television interview he described Republican Sarah Palin’s political rise as akin to “a really bad Disney movie.” Damon’s latest film, Green Zone, is an action conspiracy thriller set in Iraq by Briton Paul Greengrass, who also directed the popular Bourne spy movies. 0

Sidewalk screens Love in the time of Cholera

Next Tuesday, Sidewalk Café screens Love in the time of Cholera. Based on the novel of the same name by Gabriel García Márquez, Cholera tells the story of a love triangle between Fermina Daza (played by Giovanna Mezzogiorno) and her two suitors, Florentino Ariza (Javier Bardem) and Doctor Juvenal Urbino (Benjamin Bratt) which spans 50 years, from 1880 to 1930. 0

Pau takes me back…

Chicken Pau (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

Hi Everyone, As I bit into a Pau I made yesterday, I was filled with a range of emotions – happiness because I had successfully re-created something I had loved as a child. 3

Model search turns three

Last year’s winners from left Dorian Lee Obermuller, Ronella Woseley, Yolanda Kerr and Jermaine Victor

Guyana Model Search/Designers Portfolio is turning three this year and the producers of the show say the years represent staying power, sustainable development and style agenda. 0