August 22nd, 2006

Stargate SG-1 cancelled, Atlantis renewed

The future of Stargate is in question today, as SCI FI Channel has cancelled the long-running Stargate SG-1, Multichannel News reported today and a GateWorld source has confirmed. The news regrettably follows the airing of the show's milestone two-hundredth episode on Friday.

Stargate Atlantis, meanwhile, has been renewed for a fourth season, with the network hoping to see that the spin-off series can stand alone, according to a source.

SG-1 has struggled in the ratings all summer, with the record-breaking tenth season premiering with a 1.4 household rating -- down more than 20 percent from last season's average. After a brief climb to a 1.6 in its second week, the show fell to a 1.3 in week four.

Viewers and production personnel alike have blamed a number of factors for the show's dramatically lower ratings, from SCI FI and Sony's lack of promotion to the removal of anchor show Battlestar Galactica from the Friday night line-up, to new competition from such shows as USA's hit Monk.

Though also down significantly in the ratings this summer, Atlantis has consistently scored better than SG-1.

"Studio executives are working to identify an alternative outlet for Stargate SG-1," Multichannel News said, citing sources close to the production.

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I'm mildly curious to know if the channel can maintain its position as a top ten cable network. This show being cancelled, uncertainties with where shows like BSG will be shown, etc.

weezer ain't dead yet

Weezer have posted a small statement on their website in regards to reports stating the band has broken up:

this PSA has been brought to you by the fine guacamole dip at Scott Shriner's house, co-sponsored by a ring of fine cheese, and a dish of fresh figs from the back yard. Now please, take those "weezer split?" headlines and place them firmly into the "Don't believe the hype" bin. And have yourself a fine afternoon now.

In an interview with MTV last month, Rivers stated that "for the moment" the band was done.

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Beyonce Album Preview & DANITY KANE

Clips of Beyonce's New Album (SendSpace)
Clips of Beyonce's New Album (Z Share)


Got Me Bodied
Green Light
Kitty Kat
Suga Mama
Upgrade U

I am the biggest BEYONCE Fan ever

and I am jus thoroughly





I uploaded DANITY KANE + 4 BONUS TRACKS for anyone that missed it... this album is SOOO Hot. ::shameful look @ Beyonce::

DANITY KANE 2006 (Full Retail + Bonus)

  • Current Music: Danity Kane - The Entire Fucking Album

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Quentin Tarantino's Grind House film "Death Proof" starring Sydney 
Poitier, Vanessa Ferlito, and Jordan Ladd needs extras.  We are 
currently looking for people who could be available for TWO WEEKS of 
NIGHT SHOOTS starting on August 28th through September 8th.  The pay 
is $75 and you will work 12-14 hrs. a night.  You MUST be available 
for ALL the shoot dates.  Please e-mail a current photo and phone 
numbers to

I would love to do it but I would have to miss school.

source: audition e-mail

edit: Extra work is usually a game of roulet.
sometimes you will be used for the whole time and sometimes you just wait, wait,see someone famous,get a free fancy meal(roasted chicken,etc)and then go home.
I worked on Idiocracy way back in '03 and did some of that.
I was used alot and just by sitting there and going back when they needed 'some' people, I got to be in more scenes.
I also met a really hot chick and got to flirt with her the majority of the night and I met some really cool people for some great chit chat as well.
and it being Austin,so I was very lucky.
all depends.

Today's the day! Paris Hilton releases debut album in the US of A!

Today is the day that ohnotheydidnt's favorite celebrity is releasing her debut album.

Here are all the related amazon purchasing links.

Regular US Edition: (Note: Available at Target stores for $9.98 this week.)

Limited US Edition: (Note: Available at Target stores for $12.98 this week. - Includes extra DVD.)

Also, I was not aware of these releases until just recently.

"Stars Are Blind" - US CD Maxi Single

"Turn It Up" - US CD Maxi Single

You probably won't find those maxi singles in stores, unless you go to a huge mega store like Virgin who carries singles.  iTunes also has different "Turn It Up" remixes that aren't available on the maxi single, for all you remix fans out there.

Let's face it, no matter if one likes or dislikes Paris, the girl knows how to market her shit.  To be technical, she has four different CD's in US stores already, and that doesn't include the flood of import singles that are also available on Amazon and in some speciality CD shops.

So who's already gone out and bought it?  Or maybe online? Any predictions on the album's chart placement for next week?

Brittany Murphy Ends Engagement To Joe Macaluso

Brittany Murphy and Joe Macaluso, engaged since last New Year's Eve, have broken off their engagement, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

The two "have amicably ended their engagement. They remain close friends and wish each other much happiness," a rep for Murphy tells PEOPLE.

Last Sunday, Murphy showed up at the Teen Choice Awards without her engagement ring. Asked about her wedding plans in the press room, the actress became evasive before saying, "Everything is going wonderful, thank you. I'm just living every moment, you know, enjoying my day."
Murphy, 28, who had met Macaluso – who is a best boy grip responsible for lighting and electricity on a movie set – while filming Little Black Book. After that film wrapped production, she asked him to the movies for their first date.

The couple went on 17 dates before they shared their first kiss. They became engaged on Dec. 31, 2005.

"It felt right," the actress told PEOPLE in January. "I love being in love."

It was the second engagement for Murphy, who was previously set to marry wed manager Jeff Kwatinetz.

Murphy, who's appeared in 2002's 8 Mile with Eminem and this year's The Groomsmen with Edward Burns, is currently filming Tinker Bell, an animated film in which she costars with Kristin Chenoweth. 

source: people

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Kelis has hit out at her record label, after it added a song to her new album against her wishes.

The star is angry Jive forced to her to include F**k Them Bitches to her disc Kelis Was Here, and accuses the company of exercising too much control over her career.

She tells the New York Daily News, "My label is constantly trying to take control of me. I'm not a new artist. I've been working hard to create my persona and have longevity and they went against my wishes.

"I just did (the song) to get it out of my system. I did not want it on the album. It's just not a statement I want to make right now."

source: yahoo
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Gossip Girl to come to the CW

The books' publisher, Alloy Entertainment, originally planned to turn the series into a film, starring teen-queen Lindsay Lohan. This was abandoned, but now CW has committed itself to a pilot and hopefully a series, along the lines of Sex and the City.

Shortly to rise from the ashes of two older, struggling cable networks - UPN and the WB - the CW will squarely aim itself at the young adult demographic. The man in charge of the Gossip Girl project will be Josh Schwartz, creator of the teen hit, The OC. "The books are a soap opera, and TV makes a lot of sense," said Leslie Morgenstein, president of the Alloy Entertainment.

Full article and source: here.

I hate the OC, but it's not as if the books are classic literature. I think it might work.

Jackass dude to write song about Jessica

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August 22, 2006 -- ONLY a jackass would stoop to crude sexual innuendo about Jessica Simpson - and that's exactly what Chris Pontius, one of Johnny Knoxville's doofy daredevil stuntmen in the upcoming "Jackass: Number Two," has done.
A source tells us Pontius has penned and recorded a crude song about how fellow Jackass Bam Margera supposedly had sex with the busty blond singer - describing a kinky form of intercourse that can't be printed in a family newspaper.

Margera was rumored to have had a fling with Simpson under the nose of her then-hubby Nick Lachey. Speculation reached the boiling point early last year when Margera's dad, Phil, blurted out that his son and Simpson had slept together. A flustered Bam admitted he'd once been in the same bed with Simpson, but insisted he fell asleep and nothing sexual happened.

Pontius did not return our call, but Simpson's flack, Rob Shuter, dismissed the sleazy song's trash talk, telling Page Six: "There's no truth to it. Bam has been using Jessica's name to get himself attention for a long time."

Source: Page Six

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Beyonce Knowles' manager father Matthew is taking credit for the success of
former Destiny's Child singer LeToya Luckett's debut album, claiming he taught
her about hard work during her days in the girl group. Luckett joined the band
in 1993, but quit in December 1999, shortly after the release of the girls'
sophomore album The Writing's On The Wall, which featured the hits Say My Name,
Jumpin', Jumpin' ; and Bills, Bills, Bills. Luckett and bandmate LaTavia
Roberson, who also left the group at the same time, claimed Mathew was keeping a
disproportionate share of the band's profits, was too controlling, and unfairly
favoured his daughter and the group's fourth singer Kelly Rowland .

In 2000, Luckett and Roberson attempted to sue Beyonce and Rowland, before
dropped the case, and eventually settled a legal battle with Mathew. When Mathew
heard of Luckett's long-awaited success with her self-titled disc, which topped
the US album charts earlier this month (AUG06), he insists he was pleased for
her, despite past animosity. He says, "I couldn't help but smile. I'm proud of
her and her work ethic, something I know comes from DC's early boot camp days."

The Three Amigos: Trouble In Paradise?

Could it be splitsville for Matthew McConaughey and Lance Armstrong, celebdom's most visible new BFFs? A report today by New York Daily News' Ben Widdicombe says that Jake Gyllenhaal has edged out Matt for the plum role of playing Lance in an upcoming film version of Armstrong's life story, even though it's been McConaughey who's logged the most time with the cycling legend in recent weeks, as faithfully chronicled by TMZ.

The saga began in earnest last month at the Tour de France, where Lance and Jake (himself an avid cyclist) hung out together to watch the competition, fueling speculation that Gyllenhaal was preparing for a role in the Armstrong biopic being developed by Sony. And then, in late July, the trio was spotted biking together in Malibu -- who knows how competitive that seemingly innocent ride must've been, with Jake and Matt vying for Lance's approval?

But then the tide turned earlier this month -- and McConaughey took the bike by the handlebars in this triad. Matt and Lance were seemingly everywhere together, whether in LA, Austin, or Miami -- wine-shopping, clubbing, or having an intimate jog on the beach, in the rain. Today, however, it seems that the seat of power has shifted . . . to Jake.


Does anyone care about a Lance Armstrong biopic? This whole thing is lame, like they didn't know only one of them could play the part? Eh, weak.

From The Pen Of Lindsay's Dad

from the New York Daily News

Prison inmate Michael Lohan is dipping his toe in the shark-infested waters of editorial cartooning.

Lindsay Lohan's dad - serving time at the Collins Correctional Facility outside Buffalo - has just sent Lowdown [the NYDN's gossip column] an epic drawing depicting his troubled relationship with his famous daughter and the villains who are allegedly driving them apart.

In the 46-year-old Lohan's cartoon, these include money-grubbing lawyers with devil's horns, a prison guard, a paparazzo and an Ugg-booted woman who might be Lindsay's mom, Dina, or her publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnik. They're all tearing the daughter away from her dear old dad.

"Shame on you," declares the Lord Almighty, who's shown glowering and pointing from heaven. "Don't you know that some things are sacred!?!"

Also depicted - in see-no-evil, hear-no-evil, speak-no-evil poses - are Lindsay's younger siblings, Michael, Alina and Cody. On the back of the cartoon, the artist has scribbled: "The Spiritual Realities and Physical Elements of the truth behind this whole situation."

In his accompanying handwritten letter, Lohan - who's serving up to four years for drunken drivin, contempt of court and beating his brother-in-law bloody with a shoe - discusses his "stupid decisions," his new spirituality, an inspirational book he's written and his intention to help troubled teens through a ministry when he gets out of prison. And he shares his views on a variety of hot topics:

# His daughter: "Lindsay is a talented, loving, blessed and free-spirited person. I believe nothing I read about her unless I hear it from Lindsay herself. And she's always been honest with me."

# Hollywood bigwig James Robinson, who recently scorched Lindsay as a "spoiled child … discourteous, irresponsible and unprofessional" over her unexcused absences from the set of "Georgia Rule": "If Mr. Robinson wrote a letter to her, that is his right. He is a respectable man and I'm sure he felt it as his obligation. … But I do know how things get twisted and I'm sure there is an honest explanation."

# Lindsay's one-time pole-dancing partner, Kate Moss: "While I don't think Kate is the best mentor based on reports, these reports could be twisted. To which, I hope and pray (as it appears) Kate has turned her life around as well."

# Lindsay's boyfriend, Hard Rock Hotel heir Harry Morton: "He appears private, respectable, and my friends in Vegas only have good things to say about him and his family."

# Oil heir Brandon Davis, who repeatedly mocked Lindsay as "firecrotch": "All I can say is that I am happy that God gave me a new way of looking at, and pitying, people like Brandon. I pray for his soul!"

Sounds like Michael's keeping busy in the slammer.

Lindsay Lohan's ELLE interview & pics (dial-up friendly, not scans)


It's nothing less than shocking when Lindsay Lohan bounds into Da Silvano, an Italian restaurant at the bottom of Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. She's 40 minutes late for lunch; for anybody with even a glancing familiarity with the 20-year-old actress and sometime pop singer, this particular fact does not shock. What is shocking is that she materialized at all. She's blown off two interviews already

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Lil Scrappy's Got Guests 'In The Bank' With Lil Jon, Young Buck On New Singles

It's no wonder Lil Scrappy is boasting all about his "Money in the Bank" on his new single: The newly anointed Prince of Crunk has inked a unique joint deal with G-Unit and Lil Jon's BME Recordings, and is benefiting from all the confidence thatcomes along with such a big-time signing.

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Talk show host Oprah Winfrey has named the first 73 girls to be admitted to the South African school she has helped build and where she will occasionally teach via satellite, BBC News reports.

Winfrey’s charity has contributed $10 million to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, in Meyerton, which is due to open next year.

It will eventually teach 450 girls who show academic talent and leadership but whose families cannot afford schooling. The school aims to utilize advanced communication technology that will allow Winfrey to teach from Chicago.

“The school will teach girls to be the best human beings they can ever be,” she has said. “It will train them to become decision-makers and leaders; it will be a model school for the rest of the world.”

Source: US Magazine

keane frontman in rehab

this sucks :(

Keane singer treated for drug use

Keane frontman Tom Chaplin is being treated for drink and drug problems, the band have confirmed.

In a statement on the band's website, the 27-year-old said the time had come "to get the professional help I need to sort myself out".

Earlier this month the band cancelled shows in Edinburgh, Dublin and Ibiza, saying at the time that the singer was suffering from exhaustion.

They have also postponed a North American tour planned for next month.

Chaplin's statement said: "I've been having to deal with an increasing problem with drink and drugs, and the time has come to get the professional help I need to sort myself out.

"I feel desperately disappointed to be letting down our fans, but I want to get myself right now so that I can be back on the road for the rest of the year."

The band, who played at last weekend's V Festival, said refunds for cancelled concerts should be sought at the point of purchase.

Keane, who also feature drummer Richard Hughes and keyboard player Tim Rice-Oxley, won two Brit Awards last year for best British album, for their debut Hopes and Fears, and best British breakthrough act.

Two years ago, they topped the BBC News website's Sound of 2004 poll of UK critics and broadcasters, which focuses on up-and-coming acts.

Their follow-up album, Under the Iron Sea, entered the UK chart at number one in June.

Source: BBC News

Must say I'm surprised - I knew they were pissheads but not that Tom did drugs. I'm seeing them in October, I hope they don't cancel their UK tour.

More Band Dramaz...

Posted by Scott Heisel on 21-Aug-06 @ 02:52 PM

Post-screamo buzz band Saosin have been on the other end of the sh!t-talking stick for long enough, it seems: The band recently decided to lay down a little smack of their own in a recent interview.

When recently asked by punk-gossip website what bands they couldn't stand, drummer Alex Rodriguez responded with, "From First To Last. We fucking hate that band, and you can print that, They're on our label. I think they're so clichéd."

Guitarist Justin Shekoski threw in his two cents on the matter, saying, "[From First To Last] is the kind of band that is going to be here today, gone tomorrow."

The band also listed Aiden and Panic! At The Disco as bands they didn't like in the interview, the full text of which can be found here. Saosin's self-titled debut album comes out Sept. 26 via Capitol (details); they're currently on the road with Mikoto, the Outline and Forgive Durden (dates).


Bob Dylan says modern recordings "atrocious"

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bob Dylan says the quality of modern recordings is "atrocious," and even the songs on his new album sounded much better in the studio than on disc.

"I don't know anybody who's made a record that sounds decent in the past 20 years, really," the 65-year-old rocker said in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

Dylan, who released eight studio albums in the past two decades, returns with his first recording in five years, "Modern Times," next Tuesday.

Noting the music industry's complaints that illegal downloading means people are getting their music for free, he said, "Well, why not? It ain't worth nothing anyway."

"You listen to these modern records, they're atrocious, they have sound all over them," he added. "There's no definition of nothing, no vocal, no nothing, just like ... static."

Dylan said he does his best to fight technology, but it's a losing battle.

"Even these songs probably sounded ten times better in the studio when we recorded 'em. CDs are small. There's no stature to it."

Source: Yahoo! News

Because ONTD needs a little more chocolate...(Chris Brown + Ciara's playlists

Boy, you may be two years younger, but you hotCollapse )

Ciara's Favorite Songs To Dance To

City boys say she's fine and pretty, country boys say she's fine and purtyCollapse )

Source: iTunes

(ETA: "Chocolate" = racist? Some of y'all are clearly trying to instigate drama.)
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Cardinals sack 'Pink Taco Stadium' idea

The owners of Scottsdale's Pink Taco restaurant have serious designs on being the Arizona Cardinals' naming rights partner for the team's new stadium.

The Cardinals, on the other hand, are about as interested in "Pink Taco Stadium" as they are Sun Devil Stadium. According to the team, the Cardinals won't ever be playing in either.

We're in serious discussions with companies about naming rights, and Pink Taco is not one of them," Cardinals spokesman Mark Dalton said Monday afternoon. "There's no doubt in our minds that this is a publicity stunt."

But at a Monday afternoon press conference, Pink Taco president Harry Morton sounded serious about making a deal happen. "We won't take no for an answer," he said.

All determination (and cash) aside, the Cardinals can choose whomever they want as a naming rights partner, and some believe there's no real hurry to rush into a deal.

Even so, Morton met with a Cardinals corporate sales representative last week to discuss a deal. He said there's a 10-year, $30 million deal on the table.

"A $30 million PR stunt would be pretty expensive," Morton said. "We are serious about this."

Morton said Monday that there is another meeting scheduled with Cardinals officials for this week, but Dalton said no such meeting is arranged.

While the Cardinals view the whole thing as a publicity stunt, the fact remains that Pink Taco seems to have the financial resources and genuine desire to make a splash with the Cardinals and the NFL.

Harry Morton's father, Peter, founded the Hard Rock Cafe 35 years ago but sold it off last month for more than $700 million. Harry Morton had a $5 million check on hand at the press conference Monday that he is all-too willing to offer the Cardinals as part of the $30 million deal.


Screw you, Harry Morton.

Major 'SNL' cast changes expected

HOLLYWOOD -- NBC's "Saturday Night Live" will return for its 32nd season next month minus several familiar faces.

Longtime cast members Chris Parnell, Horatio Sanz and Kenan Thompson will likely exit the late-night comedy staple, according to a source close to the show. Still inconclusive are talks to bring back Darrell Hammond, famed for his impersonations of Donald Trump, Bill Clinton and other celebrities. Hammond joined the cast in 1995 and has had the longest tenure of any performer in the show's history.

Meanwhile, "SNL" executive producer Lorne Michaels is expected to hand the reins of the signature fake-news segment "Weekend Update" -- recently co-hosted by writer-performer Tina Fey and Amy Poehler -- to a newer cast member, Jason Sudeikis.

An NBC spokesman declined to comment Tuesday.

The cast shuffle comes in the wake of some previously announced departures. Fey is leaving along with cast member Rachel Dratch; the pair will work on Fey's NBC comedy "30 Rock," a parody of an "SNL"-style show.

"SNL" could be headed for one of its biggest makeovers in years -- and not by choice. During a media conference last month in Pasadena, Michaels told reporters that the late-night fixture is facing massive budget cuts from NBC.


Willie <3 Horses

Texan Willie Nelson is raising his voice in defense of a symbol of the West — wild horses. Country singer Nelson is the latest to join an effort to ban the slaughter of horses in the U.S. for consumption of their meat abroad. The U.S. House is scheduled to vote Sept. 7 on a bill aimed at ending horse slaughter.

"If you've ever been around horses a lot, especially wild horses, you know they are part of the American heritage. I don't think its right that we kill them and eat them," Nelson said in a telephone interview Tuesday.


I wasn't even aware people ate horses...

Gremlins 3 Stalled By CG

Gremlins 3 Stalled By CG

“Gremlins” director Joe Dante says that although he’s pretty confident that Warner will dust off Gizmo again, one day, he doesn’t expect to be involved in any new sequel. In fact, he doesn’t even want to see it.

“Well, I’m sure there will be one” says Dante, who helmed both “Gremlins” movies. “ I know I won’t have anything to do with it. They won’t ask me”.

According to Dante, he set out to make 1990’s “Gremlins 2” in a way to “make sure there wouldn’t be” another film, but if Warner are keen “they’re welcome to it. I think what’s holding it up is that they can’t conceive of what to do because the first movies were defined by the technology, it was what the puppets could do and do well and not do and that’s what the movies became. Now you could do anything with CGI so the field is so open that nobody could focus on what exactly it should be. I can’t say I’m looking forward to seeing it.”


CG Teenage Mutant Turtles Movie "Not A Fellini Film"

CG Teenage Mutant Turtles Movie "Not A Fellini Film"

Director Kevin Munroe is constantly smiling and excited about his CG Ninja Turtles. Our conversation was late in the day, but he wasn't slowing down one bit. He gets a great big grin on his face as he talks about the effort put into lighting the CG Turtles and his attempt to get that believable world.

"We went in and lit the movie as a black and white movie before we added any color to it. So, we had like 1,000 lighting keys where we went and took films like Third Man, most notably, it's a beautiful black and white film, so well lit. And we had a lighting department in Hong Kong, right, and we sat them down and screened Third Man, like, and we'd stop it and say, 'Right there, see that? The specularity on that shot, that's what we need to get.' So the cool thing is that we're really achieving it and so that was the sort of look we really wanted to go for, that moving graphic novel kind of thing. People throw that out so readily just to say, 'That's a moving comic book.' Seriously, I want to be able to go through this movie and you just get stills and just do a letterbox comic. That to me would be, I'd be more proud of that merchandising than anything else, the toy line, the video game, I just want to get a book of the stills and go, oh, okay, it looks like art."

While aiming for that comic book feel, Munroe does say, "No, not the Ang Lee Hulk stuff, just in terms of the staging and the actual layout itself. What we're doing with the Turtles is it's treating it like it's live-action plus. So we've got a big camera, big sweeping moves, a lot of drama in the camera, but at the same time, it's everywhere and it's like all for drama, which is really fun. It's not a Fellini film or anything, but it's really fun and it all complements the action, which is really cool, but I'm doing another film, it was just announced a couple of weeks ago, called Gatchaman. We're doing Gatchaman as a big CG …"



danny craig is officially lord asriel.

Repeat - Daniel Craig to Star as Lord Asriel in New Line Cinema's "The Golden Compass"
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 19, 2006 -- Daniel Craig has joined the cast of New Line Cinema's "The Golden Compass," the highly anticipated adaptation of the first installment in author Philip Pullman's bestselling "His Dark Materials" trilogy. It was announced today by New Line Production President Toby Emmerich. The film is scheduled for a Sept. 4 production start in the UK.

Craig, who will star as James Bond in the upcoming "Casino Royale," will play Lord Asriel -- a ruthless adventurer with a mysterious past -- in "The Golden Compass." He joins the film's ensemble cast which includes Nicole Kidman, Eva Green and newcomer Dakota Blue Richards.

"Daniel is an extremely versatile actor who is a tremendous addition to the cast of 'The Golden Compass,'" says director Chris Weitz. "We are looking forward to seeing how he will breathe life into the fascinating character of Lord Asriel."

Based on author Philip Pullman's bestselling and award-winning novel, "The Golden Compass" tells the first story in Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy. It revolves around a young girl who travels to the far north to save her best friend. Along the way she encounters shape-shifting creatures, witches, and a variety of otherworldly characters in parallel universes. "The Golden Compass" is written and directed by Chris Weitz ("About a Boy," "Antz") and produced by Deborah Forte of Scholastic (the U.K. publisher of the "His Dark Materials" books). Paul Weitz and Andrew Miano of Depth of Field ("In Good Company") are executive producing. "The Golden Compass" is scheduled for a November 16, 2007 release.

"The Golden Compass" also features an all-star production team that includes Academy Award-winning production designer Dennis Gassner ("Road to Perdition," "Big Fish"), Academy Award-nominated costume designer Ruth Myers ("L.A. Confidential," "Emma"), and Academy Award-nominated visual effects supervisor Mike Fink ("X-Men," "X2," "Road to Perdition").

source: marketwire
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U.S. singer and actress Hilary Duff says she is hard at work on a new, as-yet-untitled album, set for release this fall.

While admitting she has no desire to alienate the legions of young girls who comprise her fan base and bought her albums 'Metamorphosis,' 'Hilary Duff' and 'Most Wanted,' the 18-year-old 'Lizzie McGuire' and 'Material Girls' star also says she is serious about trying to grow as a recording artist.

'(The new album) is totally different than any of the music that I have ever done before,' Duff told reporters in New York recently. 'I don`t want to say it`s hip-hop because it`s totally not, but it`s a little less pop-rock and more electronic-sounding. It has a lot of dance melodies.'

Duff admitted that while the album isn`t completely written yet, it is due to arrive in November.

'I have to hurry, so September is the month to get it all finished,' she said.

A video for 'Playing With Fire,' a song from the new CD, premiered last week on MTV.


Quote: 'I have to hurry...'. I hope she won't do like Beyonce and put out lame singles. But I don't think that will be the case. "Play With Fire" is great.

Link for "Play With Fire":

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At first glance it would seem that Aly & AJ are just your average Disney actors turned singers. They’re pretty, conservative girl-next-door types with blonde hair and blue eyes that act in Disney Movies. But these conservative California girls have some major chops when it comes to music making. Both girls know how to play the guitar, and well, and also write much of their own music and write their own lyrics. And unlike Hilary Duff, these girls aren’t afraid of singing live.

Capitolizing on the success of their first mainstream single, “Rush,” which made it into top 60 of the Billboard Hot 100, Aly & AJ have re-released their debut album, Into The Rush, in a new special edition format (Into The Rush Deluxe Edition) with 3 brand new songs and 2 rearrangements of songs featured on the original album.

The second single off of the album, and also the first new song off of the re-release, is the song “Chemicals React,” which has had much success on the popular MTV show TRL and has gained quite a following online, despite the fact that the song has not officially been released to radio. “Chemicals React” is an up-tempo song featuring whispery vocals during the verses as well as stronger vocals and excellent harmonies by the girls during the chorus. “Chemicals React” is an excellent example of teen rock that has obvious early 90’s as well as 80’s rock influences.

“Shine” follows suit stylistically as the second new song, although a bit darker sounding, it still has the same pop-rock sound that “Chemicals React” shows off.

“Never Far Behind,” which is the third new track off the album, was actually previously released on the European and Japanese editions of the album, as well as a special release in Christian music stores, as the song was released to Christian radio. “Never Far Behind” defies expectations. Immediately when I heard the song was labeled as Christian Rock, I figured that it would be a lot softer and feature much more religious lyrics, but that was not the case. “Never Far Behind” does a fairly good job at being a good pop song.


Chemicals React:

I'll try to post "Never Far Behind" and "Shine" later.

EDIT: As promised guys, here are "Never Far Behind" and "Shine".

Never Far Behind:


Paramount signs two movie deal with Parker and Stone

"South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have set two live-action films at Paramount.

Parker and Stone, who have re-christened their Par-based shingle Important Pictures, will first make the Jeff Roda-scripted high school comedy "My All-American." They plan to follow with "Giant Monsters Attack Japan!," a film scripted by J.F. Lawton ("Under Siege") that will combine live-action with the "rubber suit" techniques made popular in Asian imports like "Godzilla."

Parker will direct each film and Stone produce; both will work on the scripts with the writers. Sean Daniel and Nickelodeon will also be producers on "Giant Monsters."

Parker and Stone are aiming for a 2007 production start, timed to a hiatus from "South Park," which this week launched its 10th season.

"My All-American" will sport a young cast, marking the first time Parker and Stone have worked with real actors since the pre-"South Park" features "Cannibal: The Musical!" and "Orgazmo."

"Neither of these movies feel like vehicles for big stars, but this will be our opportunity to find out if there are any actors left who want to work with us," Stone said.

The duo is determined to beef up its Important shingle, with topper Jennifer Howell and longtime series producer Anne Garefino spearheading the search for project acquisitions.

"We learned from the last two films that these can't all be self-generated," Stone said. "Trey and I are script whores, so we'll be very involved in shaping these projects. We've averaged a movie every five years. We'd like to make more and produce films that give other directors a chance."


I love the irony. Paramount kicked Cruise to the curb and picked up Stone and Parker.

conan o'brien chats it up with the av club

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Late Night With Conan O'Brien experienced one of the most dramatic reversals in recent pop-culture history when it morphed from a near-fiasco to a critic's darling and popular success. Perhaps it's fitting that O'Brien's early career alternated between huge successes and public failures. Twice elected president of the Harvard Lampoon, O'Brien graduated from Harvard and moved to Los Angeles, where he wrote for Not Necessarily The News and The Wilton North Report. He also performed on the latter, though it was notoriously short-lived. O'Brien rebounded as a writer for Saturday Night Live, the writer-producer of the Adam West detective-show pilot Lookwell, and a writer-producer for The Simpsons.

O'Brien was still largely unknown to the public when his old Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels unexpectedly picked him to succeed David Letterman as the host of Late Night. O'Brien's early years were famously rocky, but the show steadily evolved into an oddball delight. When Jay Leno announced his planned retirement, O'Brien was named to replace him on The Tonight Show as of 2009. While preparing to host the Emmys (which air Sunday, August 29), O'Brien spoke extensively with The A.V. Club about his colorful early misadventures in show business, taking over The Tonight Show, and the oft-overlooked upside to agonizing failure.

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Buscemi, Aykroyd join Sandler comedy

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Steve Buscemi and Dan Aykroyd have joined the cast of Adam Sandler's firefighter comedy "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry."

The Universal Pictures project revolves around two heterosexual firefighters (Sandler and Kevin James) who pose as a gay married couple in order to qualify for their department's domestic-partner benefits.

Buscemi will play a city official who is dispatched to keep a close eye on Chuck and Larry and is hell bent on revealing their deception. Aykroyd will play the fire department captain. Dennis Dugan directs. Jessica Biel is also in the cast.


James Blunt will shoot you

James Blunt Shoots Rocks at People

Singer/songwriter James Blunt has bought a gun that fires rocks to scare away fans who congregate outside his new home on the Spanish island Ibiza. The hitmaker, who has topped charts on both sides of the Atlantic, spent $3 million on his holiday retreat last month and is shocked to find fans have already discovered his hideaway's location.

The 32-year-old, who is a former British Army officer, says, "I've not had my place in Ibiza long but since I've been here, I've experienced a lot of people hanging around outside my house - it's totally out of order.

"When I come here I want to get away from it all and I just keep to myself so I'd like some privacy in return. I've gone out and bought a gun that shoots rocks so if I catch anyone hanging around then I'll get them with that.

"Some people just go too far, it's an invasion of privacy."


Didn't see this posted anywhere, and this made me LOL.  He's obviously not been a celebrity very long.

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- You can hear some new clips from Justin Timberlake's upcoming album here:

- Download the new b-side to P!nk's single "U + Ur Hand" here:
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- on iTunes there are now 534 different 'personalised' versions of Jessica Simpson's "A Public Affair". If your name is Buttahman, don't fear, you haven't been left out!
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During the show, I saw Cher walk out of the backstage area into a VIP area. My friend and I wanted to meet her, but she left through a nearby exit right when the show ended. Booo! Nicole Richie walked backstage after the show, only to come out a few minutes later running to the nearest exit. Outside, she, Mischa Barton, and Cisco Adler ran to their car. Mischa gave a paparazzi man a SMACK! on the way there. Once in the car, Nicole hid her face behind her purse. I always see pictures of things like this happening, but it was interesting to witness it first hand. Good times!
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"2008: Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar (sequel)
In Kung Fu Panda, martial arts masters must turn gentle, lazy Po the Panda into a Kung Fu fighter to save their valley when it is discovered that he bears the mark of a hero foretold in an ancient prophesy. The sequel to Madagascar reunites the escaped Central Park Zoosters, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo, in the sequel to 2004’s smash hit. The Madagascar Penguins will also be on board for this all-new comedy adventure."