July 14th, 2006

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Soup Nazi goes to Britain?

The man who inspired the militant SEINFELD character THE SOUP NAZI is opening 50 new restaurants in Britain. AL YEGANEH, who already owns successful soup outlets in the Big Apple, and his partners plan to open the Original Soup Man franchises in Britain over the next year (06-07). Seinfeld's Soup Nazi was a stone-faced immigrant who was well known throughout the city for his delicious soups. He demanded all customers follow his meticulous soup-ordering instructions exactly or they would be dismissed with a strict "No soup for you!". Yeganeh's popularity from the show made him infamous and he even made a brief cameo appearance in the Seinfeld finale. He now owns 20 restaurants in North America and also plans to expand into Germany, Italy and Japan.


why does this remind me of cinderella?... or not

Oprah to Whoopi: You’re not invited to the Ball

Parade magazine readers have voted “overwhelmingly” in support of Whoopi Goldberg who was not invited to Oprah’s recent Legends Ball, honoring important black women.

According to Parade voters, Oprah was wrong to exclude Whoopi.  The magazine asked its readers to weigh in on whether Whoopi should have been invited to the event, and a resounding 76% said “that Oprah was indeed wrong to exclude the actress-comedian from the weekend.”

Oprah Winfrey, 52, and Whoopi Goldberg, 50, worked together and achieved fame in 1985\'s \"The Color Purple,” yet Oprah didn\'t include Whoopi in her year-in-the-making Legends Weekend, a celeb studded celebration of the “vanguard of African-American women” back in May, 2006.

Mariah Carey, Maya Angelou, Gladys Knight, Toni Morrison, Angela Bassett, Audra McDonald, and Brandy were all there among many others who celebrated over the weekend with a luncheon, a ball and a brunch.

Whoopi was not.

Both Winfrey and Goldberg have denied any issues that would have resulted in such a snub, but Goldberg\'s physical lack of presence was noticeable, especially when far lesser stars like Brandy, Mary J. Blige and Tyra Banks were toasted.


Eminem assaults man at strip club...

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A man named Miad J. says he was punched in the face by rapper Eminem early Thursday. He says he was hit 4 or 5 times while using the men’s room at a local strip club.

Witnesses say Eminem was at the Cheetah’s strip club on 8 Mile Road in Detroit Wednesday night, accompanied by an entourage.

Miad J. spoke to 7 Action News Thursday afternoon and said he was hit by the celebrity rapper at about 1 a.m. Thursday.

Miad says he was in the men’s room, using a urinal next to Eminem, when another man entered the men’s room and started to talk to the rapper.

He says one of Eminem’s bodyguards told the man to be quiet. Miad says he then asked the bodyguard to ease up on the star struck man in the restroom.

"Eminem got done and boom," Miad recounts. "He started swinging."

"I wasn’t even expecting it," Miad said Thursday. "I was just minding my own business, taking a leak."

Detroit police would like to hear Eminem’s side of the story and then they say they will present their case to the prosecutor’s office for possible charges.

No one from Eminem’s camp or from Cheetah’s strip club would comment on the alleged incident Thursday evening.

Miad insists it was Eminem who hit him and left him with a knot on the side of his face.

After he was punched, Miad says Eminem left the club and Cheetah’s bouncers threw the rapper’s bodyguards out of the club.

As one of the vehicles in Eminem’s entourage was pulling out from the club, witnesses tell police the rapper known as Trick Trick pulled out a gun. While Trick Trick did not point it at anyone, witnesses outside the club did see the weapon.

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The Strip Club.

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The Damage Eminem did.

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The Man He Did It To.

Source: Kimberly Craig from WXYZ

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Pixies Plan Live Acoustic DVD

Nearly 40 years after Bob Dylan plugged in the amp heard ‘round the world at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, the Pixies ventured a step back into the acoustic world at that same festival with a set of stripped-down versions of 22 of their best songs. Now the rest of us finally have something to show for it: the Pixies: Acoustic - Live in Newport DVD.

August 22 will see the release of the DVD on Eagle Rock Entertainment. In addition to the band's entire freshly reunited 2004 festival set, the DVD features a 21-minute behind-the-scenes look at rehearsals for the show (their acoustic debut!), including an attempt at deconstructing "Debaser", which ended up being cut from the final set list.

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JC Chasez interview for Giant

The *NSYNC star turned solo act is hard at work on his second CD. We hung out in the studio for an exclusive preview.

After recording for the past year in London, New York, Miami, and LA, JC Chasez is putting the finishing touches on his next as yet untitled CD, due out this fall. "As a writer, its fun to go to different places and draw on new energy," Chasez says. "It's about experiencing new things."

In contrast to his last CD Schizophrenic, which Billboard described as "wonderfully all over the musical map" (though it peaked at 17 and sold a disappointing 51,000 copies its first week), Chasez says this album is more focused. "I met new writers this time and teamed up with different friends." Chasez's big name collaborators include Dallas Austin, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake, who chimes in on "God Bless America" and the satire "Until Yesterday."  "Justin and I went right back to finishing each other's sentences." Chasez says. "A lot of our personal jokes show up on the album."

Other tracks include "souped up 80s ballad" "I'm Not Sleeping Alone," and "Satellite," co written by Jimmy Harry. "This has been my favorite record making experience," Chasez says. Just don't ask whether *NSYNC is getting back together; "Everyone and their mother is always asking that."

source: Giant Magazine

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Outrage as Princess Diana's "Last Photo" is published

WORLDWIDE fury erupted last night after an Italian magazine and a paper published sickening pictures of Princess Diana’s death.

One was a photo of her lying fatally injured just after the Paris car crash.

The others were harrowing autopsy drawings detailing her wounds.

There was outrage at the shameful decision to break an unofficial international blackout on the images.

And it came as a devastating blow to Princes William and Harry — seven weeks from the ninth anniversary of their mother’s death.

They were said to be “sickened and appalled”.

The pictures appeared in Chi magazine and leading Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.

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Source: The Sun

I read somewhere else that apparently these magazines could go on sale in the UK as well, and that the photograph may end up published here too.

And, I love how the Sun just have to include something sexual at the end.

The original Papa Joe-- except less creepy.

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Beyoncé Knowles kept the recording of her upcoming album, B'Day, under very tights wraps – sealing its secrets even from her father and manager, Matthew Knowles.

As the former Destiny's Child tells Giant magazine, however, she had her personal reasons.

"It took awhile for me and my dad to have an understanding," she says in excerpts from the interview on MTV.com. "When I turned 18 and started handling my business more, he went into shock. And we had our issues."

Among them, she says, "I'd say 'No' to something, and he'd book it anyway. Then I'd have to do it because I'd look bad (if I didn't)."

Admitting she and her father "would fight sometimes," the singer says that it "took about two years, to when I was 20, for him to realize, 'Oh, she is an adult now, and if she doesn't wanna do something, I can't make her do it.' "

Knowles, who's usually mum about boyfriend Jay-Z, also comments about their relationship, saying, "It's very easy. He's so quick. And we respect each other. If I have any suggestions he respects it. If he has any suggestions, I respect it. It's just, I don't know, easy. And fun."

Knowles will release B'day – her first solo album since her multi-platinum 2003 solo debut, Dangerously In Love – on her 25th birthday, Sept. 4. The new album's first single, "Deja Vu," features Jay-Z.

Source: People

Edit: I am not referring to him as Papa Joe because of this article, but because of his stage dad ways in the past. Just wanted to clarify that. That is all.

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Joaquin Phoenix at the Opening of Waist Down Skirts by Miuccia Prada 


Paris Shops in the NYC Rain 



Anna & Enrique - Heat vs Mavericks Game 

Matt Jogs in SoHo 



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Grey’s Animosity

Is Ellen Pompeo diva-ing out on us? The Grey’s Anatomy star refused to do any interviews with her fellow cast members at the Monte Carlo TV Festival last week, the New York Post reports. But Pompeo’s rep, Jennifer Allen, said, “It was at the request of broadcasters that she interview alone because she is the star of the show. But I was not there.”

The actress also got into a fight with her boyfriend, music producer Christopher Ivery, according to a witness, who said the quarreling couple was being driven to the Fairmont Hotel when she jumped out of the car and ran up the road. The driver shouted, “Ellen! Ellen! Get back in the car with your husband!” To which she yowled, “He is not my husband!”


Lame excuse, she should have said it was an ensemble cast and they should be interviewed together. Everyone in the cast contributes to the show. If it was just her, I wouldn't watch.
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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt: We Never Dissed Jennifer Aniston

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt want it to be known that they didn't dis Pitt's ex wife Jennifer Aniston. The battle of the A-listers hit a peak this week as a role that was allegedly created for Jennifer was snatched by Angelina Jolie.

The common theme was that Jolie and Pitt had snatched the role right out from under Jennifer, dissing the ex-wife with a final twist as this had been rumored for some time to be Jennifer Aniston's role and possibly even her chance for an Oscar.

Gatecrasher gave this lede in today's column. "Stealing a woman's husband is bad enough, but her Oscar vehicle, too? That's cold."

But the Pitt-Jolie team dispatched a rep to say that it was just not true.


Contrary to reports claiming that Pitt's ex, Jennifer Aniston, was earlier cast as Mariane Pearl, a rep for Pitt and Jolie tells PEOPLE, "Jennifer was never attached to that role. When the project was first brought to Plan B, Jen was a partner in the company at the time." Pitt has been developing the project with Mariane Pearl for two years.

The film will be adapted from Pearl's memoir, A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl, which chronicles her experience after her husband was abducted by Islamic extremists in Pakistan in early 2002, reports PEOPLE Magazine and they have received


It has now been reported that Angelina Jolie will play Mariane Pearl - widow of murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl-in a Brad Pitt-produced film.

Jennifer won't be involved.

For her part, Mariane Pearl says she's pleased with the developments.

"I am delighted that Angelina Jolie will be playing my role in the adaptation of my book," Pearl said yesterday.

"I deeply admire her work and what she is committed to."


I thought they didn't "issue statements". Why would it be different now?

For crying out loud Naomi - you did it again?

Naomi Campbell leaves Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City.

Naomi Campbell is being sued by another former employee, a young Florida woman who claims the supermodel abused her verbally and physically on three continents.

Amanda Brack, 20, accused Campbell of assault, battery, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress in incidents that started a month after she began working for her in February 2005, court papers say.

Brack's lawsuit was filed today while Campbell, 35, was in plea negotiations with Manhattan prosecutors about an assault charge. Campbell was accused of throwing a mobile phone at one of her employees in January in a dispute over a missing pair of jeans.

Campbell has called that allegation "completely untrue." But the housekeeper, Ana Scolavino, was treated for an injury to the back of her head, and prosecutor Shanda Strain announced that she and the model's lawyer were in plea talks.

Brack's lawyer, Gerald McCarthy, said his client and the model met in Paris in a nightclub ladies' room where Campbell was upset about a "costume malfunction." He said Brack helped and impressed the model, who then asked Brack to work for her.

Brack's lawsuit says, "Shortly after being hired, defendant Campbell initiated a series of verbal and physical and emotional attacks against (Brack) such that plaintiff suffered both physical and emotional injuries."

McCarthy said Campbell assaulted his client in several incidents that occurred in 2005 in Brazil, Morocco and in Campbell's apartment on Park Avenue in Manhattan.

McCarthy said his client stayed with Campbell as long as she did "because she was star struck." He said the model would take his client with her to meet and hang out with the rich and famous and Brack was impressed with the lifestyle.

McCarthy said a July 2005 incident was the last straw. He said Campbell said something that made Brack believe the model thought she was stealing from her and Brack quit a few days later.

Brack's lawsuit, filed in Manhattan's state Supreme Court, seeks unspecified damages for pain and suffering from Campbell and her company, OMI Ltd.

A spokeswoman for Campbell did not return a call or an email requesting comment Thursday.

The volatile Campbell has a history of problems with her employees. In 2003, she was sued by a former administrative assistant who said Campbell had thrown a phone at her during a tantrum in Campbell's apartment two years earlier.

In August 2004, in the same apartment, Campbell and her maid battled it out, with the worker claiming the supermodel slapped her across the face. Campbell accused the maid, Millicent Burton, of instigating the fight.

Last month, another maid, Gaby Gibson, filed a lawsuit accusing Campbell of personal injuries, employment discrimination, civil assault and civil battery.


not sure if anybody will care

Taylor Hanson (from the long forgotten mmmbop band) keeps on bopping. He married Natalie Bryant in 2002, and had a son within the same year. In 2005, their daughter was born, and now it seems like Mrs Taylor Hanson is due again! Rumour is that she is 7-8 months pregnant, due in the fall.

source: http://excoboard.com/exco/forum.php?forumid=101000 (hitzrus board)

EDIT: it's unlocked now for the girl who asked, and the reason i put long forgotten was meaning that they're not famous anymore, except in their own little indie world and pyscho fans, but in mainstream, they are still pretty much forgotten, mmmbop or not. that's all i meant!

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Access Exclusive: A Mariah & Janet Duet?

BURBANK, Calif. (July 13, 2006) -- Mariah Carey tells "Access Hollywood" in an exclusive interview that she's ready to warble with Janet Jackson.

Mariah's exclusive Janet tip came during an "Access" interview that will air Thursday. (Check out "Where To Watch" for your local time and station.)

Jermaine Dupri, record producer and incidentally, Janet's boyfriend, had earlier revealed that he was hoping to record a duet with Janet and Mariah.

When asked about the possibility of a duet with Janet, Mariah told "Access Hollywood's" Nancy O'Dell, "Jermaine (Dupri) keeps saying this, but Jermaine has to call me and tell me about it. I love Janet. Janet is wonderful. I'm a fan. I'll totally do it, but he's got to let me know so we can write the song."

When Janet was asked if there was truth to the two multi-Grammy winners teaming up, she played coy with "Access'" Shaun Robinson on the ESPY Awards red carpet Wednesday night saying, "There may be truth to that."

Ladies, we look forward to it!


Don't get me wrong. I like some of Janet's stuff, but Mariah is going to blow her out of the water...unless they turn Mariah's voice way down and turn Janet's WAY WAY up
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Ellen and Patrick for NY&Co

Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey Scrub up Nicely for New York & Company; Clothing retailer selects primetime's hottest pairing as the face of its fall collection.

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i can't find any of the pictures online, but seeing as how i work there i can tell you they're super cute. i'm very excited to see PD's mug every day...even if he is only 2D...
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Superman star has tantrum after make-up made him look 'wimpy'

As America's favourite super hero, Superman is the epitomy of manliness.

But it appears the actor drafted in to play Clark Kent in the new movie sequel is more concerned with his make-up than saving the world.

American star Brandon Routh was left furious this week after he complained the make-up used on his face at a press conference made him look pale, artificial and 'a bit wimpy'.

The actor became annoyed when he saw pictures of himself posing up next to his Lois Lane, Kate Bosworth, who, he said, looked much more natural and sunkissed.

After the Superman Returns press conference at London's Dorchester Hotel on Wednesday afternoon, Routh's aides had new darker foundation flown in for him to use in time for last night's premiere in Leicester Square.

"To say that Brandon was livid with his make-up is an understatement," said an aide.

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Young Superman

Anyone seen Superman Returns yet?

Anyone care to know who the guy who plays Clark Kent in the flashbacks is?

Well, he's Stephan Bender and he's from Ava, Missouri which is about a half hour drive from where I live.

No, I don't know him but if you'd like to read about him, check this out:

Stephan Bender

Jim and Jenny to elope?

Since Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy came out as a couple last month, their relationship has been moving along faster than ever. The funny twosome started dating back in December, but were able to keep their romance under wraps for months. Now that they’re out in the open, source say they’re ready to take things to the next level.

According to the National Enquirer, Jenny and Jim are planning to elope. They want to wed before the summer is over and reportedly plan to go to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to marry over Labor Day weekend.

If they go through with it, this would be Jenny’s second marriage and Jim’s third. They both have children from their previous marriages.



thar lindsay blows

Lindsay: Thar she blows in "Georgia Rule"

A photographer caught Lindsay Lohan filming a scene for her new movie in which she appears to be performing simulated oral sex on her co-star, Garrett Hedlund.
Lohan: click to watch!
The Garry Marshall film, "Georgia Rule," is about an unruly teenager. But what's unruly about this tender moment? It looks to us that the actress is following all normal water safety guidelines:

1) Always have a buddy. Check.

2) Make sure all equipment is in working order. She seems to be doing that.

3) Always stay where the adults can see you. And the cameras!

The Lohan Blow Video from TMZ


I didn't think the video had been posted yet

Cherry Crush

Nikki Reed and Jonathan Tucker Star in Dark Indie Film, Cherry Crush

Actor Jonathan Tucker will play talented, seventeen-year-old photographer Jordan Wells in Post Central Entertainment's debut feature film, Cherry Crush.

Tucker-last seen in Hostage with Bruce Willis-will co-star with seventeen-year-old Nikki Reed. Reed co-wrote 2003's semi-autobiographical Thirteen, in which she also appeared. She was screenwriters Nicholas DiBella's and Paul Root's first choice to play the beautiful but manipulative Shay Bettancourt.

"I knew as soon as we met Nikki that she was exactly right," says DiBella (Kart Racer, Running Home), who will also direct Cherry Crush. "Nikki is complex and intelligent, and so is this film. Plus, she and Jonathan are real-life friends, and I think they'll have great on-screen chemistry."

Julie Gonzalo (Must Love Dogs, Dodgeball), and Frank Whaley (Pulp Fiction, JFK) have also signed on to the film, along with Haviland Morris and Dennis Boutsikaris.

"'Cherry Crush' is a template for future productions," explains Gary Knaak, who shares Executive Producer duties with Bill Lang. Post Central Entertainment is their new independent movie studio in Upstate New York. "This is just the beginning."

Michael O'Keefe (Caddyshack, The Great Santini) also stars in Cherry Crush, began shooting in Rochester, New York in October 2005. Find out more at CherryCrushthemovie.com.

Source: Post Central Entertainment

Trailer is found here: http://www.cherrycrushthemovie.com/

Jonathan Tucker was in Virgin Suicides when he was little! Best movie ever.

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The actress stars with Pine in new movie ‘Just my Luck’ and was looking
forward to their first on-screen clinch – until Pine got carried away.
She revealed: “Chris was a good kisser. But he tired to bite me once!”
Lohan, 20, insists she is a great kisser because she has such full, luscious
and pouting lips which, despite recent rumours, are 100 per cent natural.
She explained: “I’ve read that I had my lips done recently, but that’s just
bulls**t. I just use a lot of lip balm – honestly!”
Despite Lohan’s criticism of Pine’s kissing technique, the actor recently
praised the ‘Mean Girls’ star on her lip skills.
Pine, 21, admitted he loved every minute of the pair’s on-screen smooch
because she had such “big, soft lips”.
He said: “She's a cool kisser. Nice soft big lips - big lips are the key."

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline plan to renew their wedding vows ! 

Trying to show the world everything's fine with their scary-tale marriage, Britney Spears and Kevin Federline plan to renew their wedding vows next month during a romantic Hawaiian ceremony, a pal tells National Enquirer
It's all Brit's idea. She's convinced herself that their marriage is strong and wants to show she's fallen in love with Kevin all over again," a family friend told The ENQUIRER.

"So she wants to have a big, splashy ceremony with all their family and friends and the baby in attendance."
Meanwhile, Life + Style magazine is reporting that Britney Spears and hubby Kevin Federline have reportedly sought the services of a professional counselor to save their crumbling marriage.

According to Contactmusic, sources say that the couple has engaged a 1,000 dollars-an-hour expert for twice-a-week counseling sessions to help them get their marriage back on track.

Spears, has also reportedly told pals, "We need this". 

source: http://www.thebosh.com/

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We'll now have to add Harry Morton to that list! And that drummer from McFly that wrote that song about her!

In Touch Weekly has compiled a list of Hollywood's Biggest Heartbreakers in their latest issue, and Lindsay Morgan Lohan tops the list.

Rounding out the list....

#10 Usher
#9 Kristin Cavallari
#8 Wilmer
#7 Adam Levine
#6 David Spade
#5 Kirsten Dunst
#4 Jared Leto
#3 Colin Farrell
#2 Paris

Drunkst should be removed from that list immediately!!

source: perezhilton.com

DON'T be dumb and hotlink! let others look & read too.

Pete to get an implant

Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty will have an implant fitted to help him kick his drug habit, he told a district judge, Jane McIvor, at Thames magistrates court in east London yesterday.

Doherty, 27, represented himself at the latest review of his treatment programme for crack cocaine and heroin addiction. He had tried to have an implant fitted before but said he wanted to try again.

The judge recommended his drug tests be reduced to once a week.

In April he was sentenced to a community order and 18 months' drug rehabilitation after admitting seven charges of possessing drugs.

I thought he'd already had one? I guess I'm not as up on the Doherty Drama as I should be. That said, the man does so many drugs I'm amazed he isn't immune to their effects already.

Source: The Guardian

3 cute old celebs die

This is pretty old news, but I don't think I saw it posted here...and I'm sure I'm not the only one here who has seen "Lost Boys" about a million times (ahhh, the glory days of the Coreys). So sad.

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Barnard Hughes, who won a Tony Award for his starring role on Broadway as the cantankerous Irish father in "Da" and starred in the television series "Doc," "Mr. Merlin" and "The Cavanaughs," has died. He was 90. Hughes died Tuesday in a hospital in New York City after a brief illness, his family said.

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The Thighmaster pointed me to more awesome animation & commentary from the Lost Boys over at i-mockery.

Rounding out the latest trio, cutie Red Buttons...

Red Buttons, the carrot-topped burlesque comedian who became a top star in early television and then in a dramatic role won the 1957 Oscar as supporting actor in "Sayonara," died Thursday. He was 87.

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...And June Allyson (yes, the one from the Depends commericals)

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I know these people are older than Lindsay, Paris, Hillary and Nicole put together, but they were pretty interesting in their time.


Tell-all biographer Andrew Morton has been busy interviewing and researching for his next explosive bio - on none other than Tom Cruise. Morton has finished his research on Tom's religion, love life, career and sexuality and has begun writing his next big book. Morton gained fame with his tell-all book on Princess Diana, in which the troubled royal disclosed her struggle with bulemia. A spokesperson for Tom Cruise says the star hasn't heard from the writer, saying, "We've had no contact with him whatsoever."
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Nine Inch Nails Sued Over Microphone Stand Allegedly Thrown At Fall Concert

A security guard who claims he was knocked unconscious by Nine Inch Nails guitarist Aaron North's microphone stand at a Madison, Wisconsin, concert last fall filed a lawsuit against the group.

The suit, which alleges negligence and assault and battery, was filed in Wisconsin's Circuit Court on June 28 and seeks a trial by jury as well as unspecified punitive and compensatory damages for the guard's "past and future pain and suffering." The guard, Mark LaVoie, claims in the filing that on October 13, he was standing in front of Alliant Energy Center's stage with his back turned to the band. The suit alleges that North, a former member of the Icarus Line, launched his mic stand through the air, coming down hard on LaVoie's head.

Nine Inch Nails' label, Interscope Records, could not be reached for comment.

According to the suit, which also specifically names North as a defendant, the blow knocked LaVoie unconscious. He fell to the floor, the suit read, "and was bleeding from a large laceration on the top of his head." LaVoie was treated at a nearby hospital.

Court papers suggest North "intentionally, violently and without just cause or provocation ... attacked and assaulted [LaVoie] when he threw the microphone stand into the audience, striking [him] on the head and causing him serious pain and permanent injury." North, the suit contends, should have realized tossing the stand into the crowd would wind up hurting someone.

Nine Inch Nails, according to the suit, are liable for LaVoie's injuries, in part, because the band continues "to employ [North] when Nine Inch Nails knew or should have known that [North] had a history of violent, assaultive and criminal behavior."

By permitting North to perform at the show, the band, the suit read, "knew or should have known that such permission would probably result in injury to [LaVoie]." In addition, the suit claims the band failed to properly supervise the guitarist, "so as to prevent him from causing serious bodily injury to innocent third persons."

LaVoie is also seeking compensation for his medical expenses and lost wages, as well as any future income he might lose because of his injuries. The suit cites a 2002 incident in which North stole "Stevie Ray Vaughan's guitar ... by smashing the protective case with a microphone stand" at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas (see "Long Lines For Clinic, Lynch Mob For Icarus Line At SXSW"). It also claims that, during a concert back in 2004 with the Icarus Line, North "physically beat and inflicted bodily injury on a fan who was in attendance" and that these two incidents indicate "an intentional disregard of [LaVoie's] rights."


Superman Returns sequel & DVD talk

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'Superman Returns' - the future of the franchise

'Superman Returns' is without doubt the best blockbuster of the summer thus far, and yesterday I caught up with the director and cast to discuss the potential for a sequel (with slight spoilers).

Superman himself, Brandon Routh, said: 'I want the story to continue where it's going. I think that Superman in another film would be happy at the start, so that would make a nice change. He'd be feeling good about himself, centred, and feel like he belongs, which is important and will make him even more powerful and strong.

'Also now, because of his current state of affairs, he's more connected to the earth, which could also make him more powerful. I don't know how you'd show that, but he has a deeper respect for earth and humanity because of his connection to humanity through blood.

'And I'm an eternal optimist, so I think Superman and Lois should be together at some point. The dramatic way to do that is to wait a while, but I think it might be interesting to find a way for them to get together quickly and still make it interesting to keep it going. It would be a challenge but it would be a breakthrough for films of this nature.'

Sounds like Mr Routh is keen, but what of dastardly villain Lex Luthor, aka Kevin Spacey.

'You have to look at this as chapter one' he told Time Out. 'So if in fact there will be a second one, and they haven't actually told us yet but one would hope, you know it's going to go somewhere – I know Bryan and the writers that we worked with are so clear about things they want to introduce.'

Singer wouldn't be drawn on what those 'things' might be, simply stating: 'I'd be very judicious about bringing in lots of other characters…but I'm very story oriented, so whatever serves the story.'

He was more forthcoming about the current flick however, describing a 2hour 45minute version of 'Superman Returns' that will be released on DVD with several extended scenes and a touching sequence revolving around Clark and his mother Martha on the Kent farm.

More exciting still, the director revealed that he shot a spectacular return to Krypton sequence that was cut form the film, but may end up on a 3D IMAX version of 'Superman Returns' somewhere down the line (for more details of this scene, head to our Brandon Routh interview).

So it sounds like the celluloid future is bright for the Man of Steel.


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Brandon Routh Q&A
The young star talks about accepting the role of a lifetime in 'Superman Returns'.

Bryan Singer plucked Brandon Routh from relative obscurity to play Superman in his big budget summer blockbuster 'Superman Returns' and Routh paid him back in spades by giving a note perfect performance as the Man of Steel. Time Out caught up with him earlier this week to discuss accepting the role of a lifetime.

With Superman being your first role in a major motion picture, are you worried about being typecast in the future?
I'm not worried about that. I know that people will see me that way and a lot of great things will come from that as well. But it's about making the right choices in the films I do next. The second film I do is almost as important as 'Superman Returns' because I have to show what else I can do and broaden my horizons. But I think that this film is more real than any superhero film we've seen, so I feel like I've ad a chance to show my acting chops as Superman and as Clark. And that is endearing to audiences because they see me not just as a caricature but as an actor. So I think that they will be open to seeing me play other roles.

When you signed up was there a commitment to be available for future installments?
I think you come in with the understanding, especially with this kind of franchise, that there's the potential for many films. And I'm more than happy to continue, especially having seen the film. I want to see where else we can go and what other breakthroughs we can make with Bryan at the helm.

What was your reaction when you first saw your face on the poster?
The first poster – the one in the States – with me floating in space, is beautiful. And it's not me so much – it's Superman. I know it's the profile of my face, but it's the power of Superman, which is one thing that's been done with the campaign which is really nice.

Have your parents been collecting the posters and memorabilia?
Oh yeah, even before I was cast. Three months into the audition process, when I was still waiting to find out, my mum had already bought this old Superman glass from an antiques store. So they're really proud.

What was that audition process like?
As an actor you become accustomed to waiting a couple of days or a couple of weeks for a call-back or a screen-test, but my initial meeting was in March 2004 with a previous director. Then six weeks later I had an audition, then a call back two days after that, then a screen test a couple of weeks after that. Then they had a six week hold where they can tell you if you've got the role and you can't get any other jobs really. Then the director left the project and there was nothing. So I'd been involved for three months but there was nothing and I was quite sad because I was so close, but I was still bartending. Then Bryan came onboard, but he wanted to do his own thing so they were writing their own script. At the time I was thinking 'how long is that going to take? I want to stop bartending!' A month after that they started casting for that and eventually my agent called me and said, out of the blue, that Bryan Singer wanted to meet with me. We met at the Coffee Bean on Sunset and talked for an hour and a half before he had to get on a plane and location scout in Sydney, but it all happened from there.

You must have been a grumpy bartender!
It depended on the day, but I had a lot on my mind. When it was busy it was enjoyable, but when it wasn't, I thought about that constantly.

It must be a huge transition going from bartending to a Hollywood blockbuster.
It was a big change, but I'm really thankful for those seven months now, because it allowed me to prepare mentally for what was to come. It was helpful so that it didn't come as so much of a shock when I finally got the role.

What can you tell us about the 'Return to Krypton' sequence that Bryan filmed but cut from the final picture.
They built this magnificent huge crystal ship. They did a lot of GCI work on the crystals coming up to the hand like in the Fortress of Solitude. A lot of me being weak because of the kryptonite, so in a sick state I have to manoeuvre the ship home, and that's why I'm so weak at the farm. So that was a very intense time for me because it was the first time I'd ever worked opposite kryptonite so I had to do a lot of falls and stuff like that. I was also in a different suit because the return to Krypton is in a cape-less suit which is a different colour, so I felt different and more naked and vulnerable. And it was also a big acting challenge because it was another one of those moments where I had to imagine what I was seeing.

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Sean Combs, the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy or P Diddy, is beating the rap and giving singing a shot on his new CD, Press Play.

Do what, Diddy?

It’s a sound he describes as “hip-hop R&B” and fans can hear it on two tracks on his new album, out Oct. 3.

For the forthcoming album, Diddy collaborated with an impressive list of writers and producers, including Kanye West, Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, Timbaland and Mario Winans.

The CD kicks off with a spoken-word piece called "The Future" and features “Tell Me” with Christina Aguilera, “Thought You Said” with Brandy and contributions from Mary J. Blige, Fergie of Black Eyed Peas, Ciara and Big Boi from Outkast.

Diddy sings on two tracks – the pop song “Special Feelings” and a moodier track called “Last Night,” featuring Keyshia Cole.

Diddy plans to tour in February in support of the CD.

“Come On,” featuring Nicole from the Pussycat Dolls.

Source- http://www.canada.com/
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The Bad Boys (and Girl!) of Summer Reality TV

The Bad Boys (and Girl!) of Summer Reality TV

"Ugh, I can't stand that guy! He's so annoying...When does the next episode air?" If you've found yourself saying something similar while watching TV lately, chances are you, too, have fallen prey to a new summer reality-TV syndrome I'd like to call hatenotizing.

Similar to hotnotizing, in which we watch a show like Windfall because D.J. Cotrona is irresistible, hatenotizing occurs when a character on a show is so obnoxious and completely detestable you find yourself unable to stop watching even though you're fully aware the show is a waste of time.

For me, the three biggest hatenotizing sources this summer are Heidi of The Hills, Wes of The RW/RR Challenge: Fresh Meat and Tyler of Real World: Key West. I can't stand them, but I can't stop watching.

For years we've heard the whole "it was all in the editing" mantra from reality TV's most notable villains--from Survivor's Jerri to The Apprentice's Omarosa to Korbi in our very own Tater Top Awards ceremony on the Vine--but does it hold true for this summer's biggest offenders?

My mission was to find out. Here's what I learned:

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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have said so much over the last year, but when it comes right down to it, have they said anything at all? We dispatched some intern slaves to dig up their interviews and what we’ve found speaks — hilariously — for itself.

“I’m doing great! I’m so excited!” Katie told Us on April 4, 2006.

“I’m great…Suri’s doing great! She’s back at the house,” Katie said in Telluride, CO, July 10, 2006

“He’s great and at home,” Katie said of Tom, while browsing a Chanel Boutique, May 26, 2005.

“It’s just a great time in my life. I’m really happy,” Tom said on the Today show, June 24, 2005

“It’s amazing. I’m so happy…I feel great…I’m so excited,” Katie said on the Today show, Oct. 21, 2005

“She’s amazing,” Tom said of Katie on The Oprah Winfrey Show, May 23, 2005

“It’s just really amazing…I’m just so happy,” Katie told W magazine, August 2005.

“And I mean, it’s amazing. It is absolutely amazing,” Katie said on The Early Show, June 10, 2005

“It’s an amazing thing,” Holmes’ father, Martin, told Us, April 2005

“I’m excited! I’m very excited,” Tom said at the Mission: Impossible III premiere on May 3, 2006

“It’s an exciting time in my life,” Tom said on German talk show Wetten, das?, Apr. 1, 2006

“I’m very excited,” Tom said at Yahoo! Headquarters, Apr. 10, 2006

“They’re very happy and excited,” Cruise’s sister Lee Anne Devette told Us, Oct. 2005.

“We’re happy and excited,” Holmes’ father, Martin, told Us, April 2005

“It’s exciting,” Holmes’ father, Martin, told Us, April 2005

source: usmagazine.com

dude...they are frauds. seriously. and now they are going into hiding these days it seems like. they both need therapy. oh wait, they don't believe in that...LOLZ!!
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Excerpt from new book about Shyamalan, Disney, & Lady in the Water

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How writer-director M. Night Shyamalan lost a studio and found a leading man for "Lady in the Water": An EW exclusive book excerpt from ''The Man Who Heard Voices'' by Michael Bamberger

In 2004, M. Night Shyamalan, a two-time Academy Award nominee for The Sixth Sense who went on to write and direct Unbreakable, Signs, and The Village, invited writer Michael Bamberger to follow the creation of his newest movie. Lady in the Water would be an unusual dark fantasy with elements of both children's stories and horror movies about an apartment superintendent who discovers a mermaid-like woman in the building's swimming pool. The result, Bamberger's book The Man Who Heard Voices: Or, How M. Night Shyamalan Risked His Career on a Fairy Tale, offers an unusually intimate look at the driven, ambitious filmmaker's combination of brash confidence and gnawing insecurity, as well as his moviemaking process, decision by decision, blow by blow. At the time Bamberger started his book, neither he nor Shyamalan knew that the first of those blows would come quickly and unexpectedly — when Shyamalan finished the sixth draft of his Lady in the Water in February 2005, and arranged to have it delivered to the top brass at Disney, which had made his last four movies.


Night, who thrived on tension, chose a date: The three key Disney executives would get the script on Sunday, February 13. Paula, Night's assistant, would fly from Philadelphia to Los Angeles that morning with copies of the script and hand-deliver them to the homes of Dick Cook, the chairman of the Walt Disney Motion Picture Group; Oren Aviv, the head of marketing (Disney did not make movies that it didn't know how to sell); and most significantly, Nina Jacobson, the Disney president. Nina's tastes largely dictated what kinds of movies Disney made. Later that evening, on an itinerary established weeks earlier, Paula would collect Cook's script, then Aviv's the next morning. Night wanted to know where they were at all times. Nobody kept Night's scripts for very long.

Except for Nina. Because she had worked with Night from what Disney saw as the start — The Sixth Sense — Night granted her one special dispensation. She could keep the script. Night trusted her.

Because of the twist ending to The Sixth Sense, and the surprises in his other three movies, Night had to keep his scripts under tight control. The script for Unbreakable had been leaked on the Internet months before the movie came out. Night was determined that would not happen again, and it didn't. Secretiveness had become part of how he marketed himself. When Paula used Night's copier that could handle only twenty pages at a time, each page was stamped with a name or a serial number superimposed in large light gray type over the text. If this established Night as untrusting, which it did, it also established him as mysterious and neurotic, and he was okay with that, because it was true and because it served him well.

There was another advantage to having Paula hand-deliver the new script on a Sunday. It promised his script immediate and undivided attention on a day of the week when phones rang less, when time slowed down, when people were closer to their emotions. He was comfortable getting in the middle of people's weekends. He felt that the reading of his script should not be considered work. It should add to the weekend's pleasure...

...more at this link (includes some spoilers for Lady in the Water)
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House of Carters

Can there be a reality show with a more dysfunctional family than — say — the Osbournes? Oh yes there can!

That show is "House of Carters" featuring Backstreet Boy Nick Carter's wild and wacky family, which premieres on E! in October.

In the weekly series, Nick invites his younger brother Aaron and their three sisters to move in to one house and try to become a family again.

Big brother Nick sees it as his job to help his younger siblings form strong bonds and help each other pursue their professional and personal dreams.

The Carters' legal battles have been tabloid fodder for years. Their parent's contentious divorce, Nick's arrest for driving under the influence, Bobbie Jean's arrest for assault and Aaron's petition for legal emancipation from his manager/mother (which he later withdrew) are just some of the stories that have made headlines.

Then there's the ladies in the boys' lives. Nick Carter dated Paris Hilton in 2003. Aaron dated both Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff, sparking rumors of a feud between the two teen starlets.

Aaron is best known as a heartthrob for the 12-and-under set who sold more than 1.5 million copies of his 2000 album "Aaron's Party." His challenge now is reviving his music career as a young adult.

Leslie is a singer who has been living in Toronto with her boyfriend, the drummer for her band. She's been away from the family for some time, so moving in with her brothers and sisters should be interesting.

Angel is Aaron's twin sister and best friend. She wants to become a model and plans to eventually move to the west coast.

Bobbie Jean isn't so sure about her future, although she has shown interest in studying for a culinary career.

Will the siblings pull together and stay out of trouble long enough to achieve their dreams? You'll have to tune in to the show to find out.

Source: Tommy2.net
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NY Times: The Return of Justin Timberlake

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The Return of Justin Timberlake: He’s a Pretty Face, and Proud of It

Published: July 13, 2006

“It’s kind of disappointing and disgusting in a way, how some people are focusing on how we look.” Another day at MTV, another new pop star fighting an old battle. You work hard on your album and on your live show, and what do you get? A bunch of fans who don’t even notice; they’re too busy “drooling” over you. It makes you feel cheap; even worse, “it taints the music.”

A heartfelt feminist critique of the music industry. Except that it was delivered by Ryan Ross, the guitarist of the all-male emo band Panic! at the Disco; it was posted on mtv.com early on Tuesday morning. And although his rant may have been a bit theatrical (like his music), his point was a familiar one. Male pop stars are generally expected to play down their own physical appeal, or at least pretend to.

And then, on the other end of the spectrum, there’s Justin Timberlake, who has evolved from Mouseketeer to boy-bander to pop star. (Only Dr. Moreau knows what comes next.) Last week, three and a half years after the release of his solo debut album, “Justified,” Mr. Timberlake returned with a new single, “SexyBack” (Jive). And while Mr. Ross says he is outraged by all the “drooling” his band inspires, Mr. Timberlake seems eager to inspire a little more. He is that rarest of creatures: a male pop star who is willing to sing about being sexy.

That doesn’t mean, of course, that male pop stars are obliged to avoid the subject. From Usher (who became the new Justin Timberlake in 2004, a year and a half after Mr. Timberlake became the new Usher) to Chris Brown, we have plenty of male heartthrobs who inspire female — and, whether they know it or not, male — screams with every falsetto note and piston-smooth dance move.

But stars like Usher and Mr. Brown acknowledge their own appeal only indirectly, by singing about the appealing women who just can’t resist them. And rappers take this strategy one step further, shrugging off sex appeal as a mere byproduct of fame or money. As 50 Cent put it, dismissively, “When you sell like Eminem, you get plenty of groupie love.” The message is clear: sex appeal matters only if you’re broke. Which means no self-respecting man — even one often seen shirtless — would brag about it.

In this context, Mr. Timberlake’s new song is a surprising act of defiance. “SexyBack” was produced by Timbaland, along with Mr. Timberlake and Timbaland’s protégé Nate Hills, and there’s a techno-derived dance beat so sharp and so emaciated that it can’t help sounding paranoid. The lyrics begin with Mr. Timberlake purring his manifesto: “I’m bringing sexy back/Them other boys don’t know how to act.” So he teaches them.

There is a woman in this story: a “dirty babe,” according to Mr. Timberlake. (Naturally, the epithet sounds more appealing when he sings it.) But she’s a minor character, upstaged by the “dirty babe” behind the microphone. And not just upstaged: the more he sings, the more Mr. Timberlake sounds as if he’s campaigning to replace her. “Girl, let me make up for the things you lack,” he moans. After all, she’s not the one “bringing sexy back”; she’s just watching him do it.

Surely it’s not a coincidence that this song borrows a line from Mr. Timberlake’s most famous ex-girlfriend. Britney Spears once sang, “I’m a slave for you”; now he is singing, “Baby, I’m your slave.” With its slightly sadistic beat and purposefully repetitive melody, “SexyBack” evokes the vague menace of Ms. Spears’s best dance tracks. It’s the clammy, claustrophobic sound of a pop star in “shackles,” putting on a show for us.

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Source: New York Times
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Nick Lachey Does an AXE commercial

Nick Lachey is in the new AXE CLIX Spray commercial. Funny thing is Ive seen Ben Afleck do a similar comercial too, another thing is Nick seems to be the better actor comparing both commercials together.
AXE is too much, I love their commercials, have a browse through their site, I didnt realize they were involved with the GameKillers
Longer Version.. I think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-3WTdP5ubw&search=nick%20%20axe

They both got grey on and they end up with 103 on both thier 'clixs' so whats up? They both look hot.
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2/5 Spice Girls Sighting! :D

Emma Bunton and Geri Halliwell attended to a Buckingham Palace Garden party in London, 14 July 2006, in honour of Celebrity Ambassadors and staff of The Princes Trust. The party was held as part of the anniversary celebrations for The Princes Trust Charity. The Princes Trust works with young people that are in schools, in care, or are long-term unemployed and disadvantaged in the United Kingdom, to help develop confidence and motivation for careers through support and finance.

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Simple Life Goss

Richie Welcomes Hilton's Friendship Plea

Socialite Nicole Richie welcomes news that her rift with her Simple Life co-star Paris Hilton may at last be over.

The childhood friends fell out in January 2005 and both refuse to disclose the reason--all the hotel heiress would say was, "Nicole knows what she did."

However, Hilton hinted on talk show The View recently that the socialites might become friends again.

Richie says, "That's nice but I can't predict the future, so I don't know."

Despite their differences, Lionel Richie's daughter insists working with her ex-pal on the fourth season of the reality TV show was easy.

She says, "It was fine. I mean, you have to understand that, regardless of Paris' announcement a year ago that we are no longer friends, we really haven't been friends in maybe three years. We grew apart. It's that simple, in my eyes.

"So I'm very used to working with somebody who I don't get along with. Work is work." 

Paris, Nicole: To Fight on The Simple Life 5?

E! Entertainment Television has ordered a fifth season of the reality series The Simple Life, E! Networks president and CEO Ted Harbert announced at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday.

But this time, stars and best friends-turned-archenemies Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie might not be filmed separately, as they were for season four, The Simple Life: 'Til Death Do Us Part.

"I don't have any control over whether they'll be friends by next season," Harbert tells PEOPLE. "We need to talk about the best thing to do for the show, and I'm not sure shooting them separately again is the best thing for the show."

On the most recent season, Hilton, 25, and Richie, 24, were shown trying to run the households of regular families – but the two did not share any screen time.

Still, the show was a hit for E! – its June 6 premiere drew triple the cable net's average viewers. "We pulled off a difficult thing this year, but frankly we got away with it," says Harbert. "We can't do that again."

And hopefully, when the feuding heiresses are forced to interact, sparks will fly, says an insider. "They want to give the viewers what they want, and what the viewers want is to see Paris and Nicole together, fighting," says the source. 

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SexyBack Billboard review

Justin Timberlake claims he wants to push pop boundaries with upcoming second solo album "FutureSex/LoveSounds," but launch single "SexyBack" is more likely to jolt nerve endings. Yeah, we get it: Release an event single you know radio will embrace before getting to the meat of the matter, but really. This meandering melody-free jam is atrocious. Timberlake is unidentifiable with his grossly distorted vocal as Timbaland whoops and hollers alongside, in what is essentially a four-minute loop. Timberlake has a lot to offer—as a potential savior of solo male pop—but here he appears to tease, if not to ridicule, radio's lust/need for him.

Impact: 10.
Respect: less than zero.

Tacky return, dude.
—Chuck Taylor

source: Billboard

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Puma Golf at The Office

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Pam Beesley (Jenna Fischer), Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson), Jim Halpert (John Krasinski), Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak) and Michael Scott (Steve Carell) are all co-workers at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company and regularly work off of each other's charm, wit, and pet peeves to make for an interesting show every episode thus far.

There's no official word yet, but season 3 of The Office is slated to begin on September 21th or 28th.

There's also been talk of cameos of stars from the original British TV sitcom for this third season of The Office (US). Stay tuned for more info!

Check out the photos in the gallery of the stars from The Office modeling some of Puma's newest Golf line. Love it!

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In an official statement, a Glacéau Vitamin Water rep denounced a recent New York Post story claiming that the company has ordered their spokesperson Kelly Clarkson to shed some pounds.

"[It's] absurd and totally untrue," writes the consumer relations rep. "Kelly is beautiful and healthy and has looked to Vitamin Water for years because it provides her with the nutrients she needs to lead a healthy lifestyle."

Glacéau says to look for an ad campaign starring Kelly (in all her ample goodness) next month.

Consider the record straightened.



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Britney Planning Secret Home Music Video

BRITNEY SPEARS is calling on her sassy alter-ego to help her attack the media again. The pop superstar will conjure up her MONA LISA character for another video collaboration with BEAUTY SHOP director BILLE WOODRUFF - at her home in Malibu, California. The heavily pregnant TOXIC singer last worked with Woodruff when she made her directorial debut - as Mona Lisa - with DO SOMETHIN'. The pair also collaborated on promos OVERPROTECTED and BORN TO MAKE YOU HAPPY. The new video, which Spears is reportedly funding herself, will accompany a brand new single, in which the pop star will fire back at her critics. Woodruff recently shot MARY J BLIGE's latest video TAKE ME AS I AM. An insider says, "This is all so top secret I don't even think Britney's record company knows about this project."

Source: Contact Music

I don't believe it at all. :[

Mariah Looking To Tour For Musical Inspiration!

When not onstage during her fast-approaching Adventures of Mimi: The Voice, the Hits, the Tour, Mariah Carey says she'll be laying down the groundwork for her next album. "I'm doing something I've never done before," the singer tells Billboard. "I'm doing the tour bus this time around. There will be much time for writing songs."

Carey says she's looking forward to the cross-country drive. "It's an experience I've never had," she says. "It will reconnect me, in a deeper way, to what's going on in the world -- to what people are doing and thinking."

The artist says she is looking to the road trip for lyrical and creative inspiration. "I fall back in love with the recording process and the studio when I've been away from it," she offers.

As previously reported, Carey's outing begins Aug. 5 in Miami. Three U.S. shows on the itinerary were pulled and substituted with dates in Canada, a move attributed by tour promoter Live Nation more to heat north of the border than softness in the United States.

"She sold out Toronto, she sold out Vancouver, she did over 10,000 tickets in Montreal, and she did well in Edmonton," Live Nation VP Brad Wavra says. "Why not gog into Winnipeg and Calgary and add another show in Toronto? The Canadian market is very hot now, and the exchange rate makes it very affordable to go up there and not feel like we're playing for short money."

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