Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 4 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Celebrity Cruises to launch ship-wide gaming Cruise Log Fran Golden, Special for USA TODAY 12:50 p.m. EDT September 26, 2013 Celebrity passengers will soon be able to play casino games even when they are not in a ship’s casino by downloading a free app. (Photo: Celebrity Cruises) Alaska SHARE 81 CONNECT 67 TWEET 4 COMMENTEMAILMORE For those who want to play poker at the pool and slots at dinner, Celebrity Cruises has teamed with Las Vegas-based Cantor Gaming for a cruise industry first mobile gaming you can access ship-wide. Celebrity passengers will soon be able to play casino games even when they are not in a ship’s casino by downloading a free application, Cantor Mobile Casino, to their smartphones or tablets via the ship’s Wi-Fi. PHOTO GALLERY: Tour a Celebrity ship After creating a “virtual wallet” at the ship’s casino desk to activate and fund their accounts, cruisers will be able to choose from games including slots, table games and video poker to play anywhere onboard. One caveat: The ship needs to be in international waters. “This state-of-the-art technology allows guests to play outside of the action-filled casino, whether relaxing by the pool, or waiting for their partner to get ready for their night of onboard dining and drinks, and will be an excellent addition to the edgy entertainment we offer onboard,” said Celebrity Cruises’ senior vice president of operations Greg Purdy, in a prepared statement. The Cantor gaming app is compatible with Apple and Android devices. The new technology will be installed on Celebrity’s five Solstice-class ships and four Millennium-class ships in coming months, Celebrity officials said. Fran Golden is the Experience Cruise expert blogger and a contributing editor of Porthole Magazine.
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People were buying DVDs then. Our sources say Paris Hilton made over $13 million for her tape, released in 2004, while Kim Kardashian made over $8 million for her 2007 sex tape with hip hop singer Ray J. President of Vivid Entertainment Steven Hirsch would not talk numbers, but said: “I think after doing these deals for so many years I know how to properly structure them.We aim for fair deals for all involved and if they weren’t profitable, we wouldn’t be in business for almost 30 years.I’m happy with our track record.” Jasmine Waltz, a sometime actress and model most famous for dating celebrities like David Arquette and Ryan Seacrest, released her sex tape, “Real Jasmine,” for Exquisite in 2011. She told us anyone looking to parlay her 15 minutes of fame into a big sex tape payday better watch out. Vivid told me they would give $125,000 and 25 percent of the back end, all the sales that are made.Basically, youll never see the back end after advertisement. You wont get the money. Its a very untrustworthy business, she said. Lawrence Fishburnes daughter got burned really, really bad.She got $60,000 dollars and never saw another penny. Our industry insider confirmed Waltzs story, adding: Montana Fishburnes tape sold pretty well. That was a completely different time.It was $60,000 up front, but she didnt get 70 percent of the tape sales. Fishburne, the daughter of actor Lawrence Fishburne, who at 18 years old made her own porno and had Vivid distribute it in 2010, advises young women to think twice before having sex on camera for money. I dont encourage people to go into the porn industry.Youre not going to be famous, or be a movie star. You may end up having a really sucky life, she said. If you look at the celebrity sex tape, these girls are not your average girl next door jumping into porn and for the average girl to get into porn and have those results wont happen.You have to look at where you come from.My idea is go to school and have life experience but dont just jump into something blindly and have a big pay day.If youre going to be going into porn, you have to have a very clear head. Newly minted celebrity sex tape star Myla Sinanaji famous for dating Kris Humphries after he was dumped by Kim Kardashian — and who released her video with VividCeleb in September — disagrees. Its not a big deal to me.Everybody does it.I have friends that do, it but I profited on my tape, Sinanaji said. I feel like if other people were given the opportunity to make a tape for that amount of money they wouldnt be so quick to judge. Were going into 2014.Schools are handing out condoms now. Diana Falzone is a FoxNews.com contributor and the advice columnist for My Wingman Diana on Military.com .
Celebrity will visit Gustavia, the capital of the French island, for the first time in November 2014 with the 2,170-passenger Celebrity Constellation, according to spokeswoman Tavia Robb. St. Barts (also known as St. Barths) is a popular vacation spot for music moguls, supermodels and movie stars, among others. Jetsetters are sometimes spotted (and photographed) on the island’s white-sand beaches, hanging out on extravagant yachts, shopping in designer boutiques, dining in gourmet eateries and lounging at fancy resorts. The island’s claim to fame includes as a location for segments of The Real Housewives of New York City. Celebrity will include the island on three cruises the line said were created with “upscale travelers” in mind. Two nine-day cruises, Nov. 29 and Dec. 14, 2014, are round-trip from Fort Lauderdale and also include calls at Royal Caribbean’s private beach resort at Labadee, Haiti; San Juan; St. Croix; and St. Maarten. An eight-day cruise embarking Jan. 16, 2015, will visit all but St. Maarten.
Singer-songwriter Matthew Sweet is 49. Country singer Tim Rushlow (Little Texas) is 47. Bassist Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N Roses) is 47. Actress Amy Jo Johnson (Felicity, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) is 43. Actor Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four, Horatio Hornblower) is 40. Actor Jeremy Sisto is 39. Singer Melinda Doolittle (American Idol) is 36. Actor Wes Ramsey (CSI: Miami) is 36. Oct. 7: TV personality Joy Behar is 71. Drummer Kevin Godley of 10cc is 68. Country singer Kieran Kane of The OKanes is 64. Musician John Mellencamp is 62. Guitarist Ricky Phillips of Styx is 62. Actress Mary Badham (To Kill a Mockingbird) is 61.