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“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is coming to life (sort of) as Nestle is launching a new line of Wonka chocolate, Wonka Exceptionals, which will feature a golden ticket contest. However, instead of winning a twisted tour of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, the winner will instead win a trip around the world worth $12,500!
Just like the story, there will be five tickets available. Each winner will be allowed three guests and will receive $12,500 to buy chocolate from all over the world, with a maximum of four consecutive destinations. Other prizes will also be available, including movie certificates, airline vouchers, Ticketmaster gift cards, and free chocolate.
Veruca Salts of the world, better get moving!
The Backstreet Boys have announced via their Twitter that they will be embarking on a fan appreciation cruise! It will begin on December 9 and last four days, leaving South Florida and stopping at several exotic ports along the way. The boy band will perform an intimate show and host a Q&A, Photo Session, Deck Party, and Beach Party. The pre-sale for tickets starts March 15, with fan club members getting first dibs.
Rumors have been swirling for some time that “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell is engaged to his girlfriend of about a year, Mezhgan Hussainy. Cowell himself has denied said rumors, but Hussainy recently spilled the beans that Cowell did, in fact, propose and that the two are now officially engaged.
The pair met several years ago while they were both working on “Idol” – she as the head make-up artist, and he as a judge. They became a couple after Cowell’s previous relationship ended. The two are already living together, and Hussainy has hinted that the wedding will take place soon – probably within the year.
Actress Mary-Kate Olsen is no longer dating her boyfriend Nate Lowman. The pair began dating in 2008 after meeting through mutual friends. A rep for Olsen confirmed that the couple has broken up. They reportedly split right before Valentines Day even though they were seen walking together in New York City on Feb. 4.
However Olsen does not seem to be too devastated by the break-up because she was spotted kissing actor Josh Hartnett last week at Weinstein Co. and Universal Pictures post BAFTA party in London.
“They were making out in a dark corridor of the party,” a source told People. “Everyone danced all night.” Olsen’s rep denied that the two were kissing.
Whether or not she kissed Hartnett, she is not sitting around crying about the split because she was seen with sister Ashley attending shows at London Fashion Week.
The year 2010 has only just begun, but it is shaping up to be the best year ever for Fox’s hit show ‘Glee.’ The show has already won a SAG award and Emmy this season, so what could be an even higher honor you may ask? How about singing at the White House for the President and First family.
It turns out that along with the rest of America, Malia and Sasha Obama are huge fans of the musical comedy. Not only do the girls love the show, but so does the First Lady. Michelle Obama requested the cast to come sing at the White House Easter Egg Roll, and the cast couldn’t be happier to accept.
Bristol Palin, daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is set to be joining the cast of ABC’s ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’. Bristol will make her debut on an upcoming episode when the show returns for its third season this summer. She will be playing herself on the show and befriend new teen mom Amy.
Executive producer Brenda Hampton thinks that casting “the most famous teenage mom in America” will draw special attention to the show’s topics. “I think she will bring additional attention to the issues facing teen parents that we’ve been exploring for a couple of seasons now.”
The young mom is excited to be part of the show, too. “I am thrilled to be on this show and to be a part of a program that educates teens and young adults about he consequences of teen pregnancy,” Palin said in a statement.