October 8th, 2006

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No Dobby in Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix

Toby Jones, the man who voiced Dobby in the the second Potter flick, recently told MTV that the ex-house-elf won't be making an appearance in Film 5, even though kreacher will

"I know that the filmmakers have a problem with each new film because the books are getting longer - there's so much to include in them," Jones remarked.

While Dobby's absence will not shock fans who have been following the films closely, it does open up some plot questions. In the book, it is Dobby who both divulges to Harry the secret of the Room of Requirement (where Harry and the other members of "Dumbledore's Army" meet to practice forbidden defensive spells), and materializes to warn Harry that his secret hideout is no longer safe from the prowling eyes of the increasingly powerful Ministry of Magic informant (and new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher), Dolores Umbridge. With Dobby's absence, it is unclear how these matters will be handled in the film.

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Miss Piggy

1986 was a funny year, y'all!

We were extra-stoked to hear about Jimmy Buffett’s recent drug bust because it meant that we finally had a reason to show you all this amazing gem from the height of Drug War craziness. The star-studded video for the uber-schmaltzy anti-drug song “Stop the Madness” features David Hasselhoff, New Edition, a really young Whitney Houston (ah, the irony), La Toya Jackson, Herb Alpert, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Casey Kasem and Nancy Reagan looking really uncomfortable/frightened. But the real highlights are footage of a rabid monkey and multi-colored toast, which we assume is meant to illustrate the kinds of crazy hallucinations you have when you’re on drugs. Is that supposed to be a deterrent? Who doesn’t love monkeys and toast? Maybe they figure if they make a completely ludicrous video that makes you feel like you’re tripping already, you won’t feel like indulging in the naughty stuff. Anyway, we’re gonna go get high now.


Look for a cheesy Schwarzenegger appearance around 4:15. Really funny.
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Not huge news, but...

Actress Rachael Leigh Cook will star in Daniel Powter's new music video, Love You Lately. The video has evidently already been shot, and should be released soon.

I'm excited because I love that song, and RLC is my favorite, so I thought I'd pass the tidbit along to you guys.

Source: RLC.net forums.

Took the picture down because of bandwidth. Imageshack sucks.:/

Jolie disappointed at not filming in Pakistan

LOS ANGELES, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Angelina Jolie says she and Brad Pitt are disappointed they are not shooting "A Mighty Heart," a film about U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, in Pakistan where he was abducted and murdered in 2002.

Security concerns there caused officials to suggest they work elsewhere. So with the exception of a few background scenes shot in Pakistan, "A Mighty Heart" will be made in the western Indian city of Pune.

The Oscar-winning U.S. actress plays the slain reporter's wife, Mariane. Pitt, Jolie's partner, is the movie's producer.

"I am disappointed that we could not shoot the film in Pakistan, a country that I love and have visited three times," said Jolie in a statement issued on Saturday by Trevor Neilson, an adviser to the couple.

"They talked with people from all levels of the Pakistan government and there's certainly no hard feelings. But it became clear that it was preferable to film in India," Neilson told Reuters by telephone.

He said there was no release date set for "A Mighty Heart," which is being made by Pitt's production company, Los Angeles-based Plan B.

The film is based on a book by Mariane Pearl, "A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl."

Pearl, a 38-year-old reporter with The Wall Street Journal, was kidnapped in Karachi in early 2002 while researching a story in the aftermath of Sept. 11. A videotape of Pearl having his throat cut was later circulated by his killers.

English filmmaker Michael Winterbottom, famed for such war-based films as "Welcome to Sarajevo" and "The Road to Guantanamo," is directing the movie.

In her statement, Jolie said "A Mighty Heart" is about "cross-cultural understanding and the values that people of all faiths share. This is not a film about terrorism or conflict, it is a story of people of all faiths working together to find the truth."

Pune, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million people, is in Maharashtra state, about 80 miles (130 km) southeast of Mumbai.

source: alertnet.org

Scandinavias next topmodel

Since I have seen so many posts about Americas next topmodel, I thought I would show you some of the girls in the last Scandinavias next topmodel. These are "old" pictures, since its been a while since the last Scandinavias next topmodel, but it is still fun to look at.

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Kanye, Kravitz and Karl

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Apparently Kanye/Alexis and Lenny/Zoe Kravitz (with a sprinkle of Janet) are the only black celebs hitting up Paris Fashion Week this year. They were spotted at the Chanel Spring-Summer Ready To Wear collection designed by Karl Legaerfeld at the Grand Palais in Paris today.

Source: Young, Black & Famous
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Oh, Hello There Randomness!

good morning everyone - it's friday! have a look at katie holmes below with fashion pal victoria beckham over at the yves saint laurent show in paris - ms. holmes actually looks great! (i don't know about that handkerchief sticking out of her jacket pocket though...plus it looks like dark blue to me - oh scientologists do love their blue) and ms. beckham has her usual 'deer in headlights' look on - she always looks so darned startled - she must be so skittish in person! i'm glad that katie is looking like her old cute self but i still don't trust that tom cruise - what's up with their wedding? rumors are going around it could be soon but that has been the general vibe for the past few months...popbytes over & out for now - xxoo!

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Source: PopBytes
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Long, Boring Interview With J. Timberlake

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Brendaninmusic: hey there Justin. what's up??
JustinsLoveSound: hey what's happening?
Brendaninmusic: not too much. thanks for chatting today!
Brendaninmusic: where are you IMing us from??
JustinsLoveSound: backstage at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Brendaninmusic: nice
Brendaninmusic: any other fun people back there with you?
JustinsLoveSound: well there's Jo...
JustinsLoveSound: as in Jo Momma
Brendaninmusic: hahaha
Brendaninmusic: i was askin for that one ;)

Brendaninmusic: are you in crazy schedule mode with the album release?
JustinsLoveSound: Yes...to say the least
Brendaninmusic: what have you been doin???
JustinsLoveSound: promo, promo, sleep, promo
Brendaninmusic: ooh you actually get to sleep in there? sweet! haha
Brendaninmusic: i have to ask though
Brendaninmusic: how sick are you of being asked how you're bringing sexy back, and where sexy went??
JustinsLoveSound: SOOOOOO sick of it!
Brendaninmusic: hahaha i can imagine!
JustinsLoveSound: everybody is a comedian
Brendaninmusic: everyone seems to be jumping on the "bringing sexy back" bandwagon
Brendaninmusic: AL GORE quoted you at the VMAs? is it all a little crazy for you?
JustinsLoveSound: to be honest i didn't expect it to be such a big catch phrase
Brendaninmusic: my mom keeps asking me if i brought sexy back... its a little disturbing
JustinsLoveSound: sorry buddy about your mom
Brendaninmusic: hahha. it's all good ;)
Brendaninmusic: who is the weirdest person you've heard use it?

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I was expecing justin to look like an ass, but the interviewer was more of a douche than JT this time

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‘Departed’ tops box office, sets Scorsese record

Martin Scorsese’s mob saga “The Departed” debuted as the weekend’s top movie with $27 million, muscling out the horror prequel “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.”

It was a record opening for Scorsese, whose previous best was $10.3 million with 1991’s “Cape Fear.” Scorsese’s films usually debut in narrower release and gradually roll out to more theaters, but Warner Bros. decided to launch “The Departed” in wide release of 3,017 cinemas.

“I think the cast was the deciding factor and the playability of the movie,” Warner distribution chief Dan Fellman said of the film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson in a blood-soaked epic about moles infiltrating the Boston police and a crime gang.

“We had a special film here. We had the cast to drive it that way, and it worked out well,” Fellman said.

New Line Cinema’s “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” prequel, examining the roots of maniac killer Leatherface and his cannibalistic family, pulled in $19.15 million in its first weekend. The movie had a $16 million production budget.

The previous weekend’s top film, Sony’s animated comedy “Open Season,” fell to No. 3 with $16 million, raising its 10-day total to $44.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The weekend’s other new wide release, Lionsgate’s workplace comedy “Employee of the Month” with Jessica Simpson, Dane Cook and Dax Shepard, debuted in fourth place with $11.8 million.

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Estimated ticket sales for Oct. 6-8
1. “The Departed,” $27 million
2. “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning,” $19.15 million
3. “Open Season,” $16 million
4. “Employee of the Month,” $11.8 million
5. “The Guardian,” $9.6 million
6. “Jackass Number Two,” $6.4 million
7. “School for Scoundrels,” $3.4 million
8. “Gridiron Gang,” $2.3 million
9. “Jet Li’s Fearless,” $2.2 million
10. “The Illusionist,” $1.8 million. 

Question: Your favorite Scorsese film???????

click here to see how MSNBC editors ranked his films

Service held for Daniel in Mexia

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MEXIA, Texas (AP) - Family and friends gathered at a church in this small town to mourn Anna Nicole Smith's 20-year-old son Daniel, who died last month while visiting his mother in the Bahamas after she gave birth to a daughter.

About 50 people attended the hourlong memorial service Saturday at First Baptist Church of Mexia for the son of the former Playboy Playmate and reality television star and her former husband Billy Smith, who still lives in Mexia.

Billy Smith looked grief-stricken during and after the service, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported. Anna Nicole Smith did not attend and Daniel's body was not brought to Mexia for the service.

Most relatives hadn't seen Daniel in years, but they recalled that when he was a child he liked to wear cowboy apparel and ride horses in this town of about 6,000 people, some 85 miles south of Dallas. Cousins recalled playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with him, and full-size cutouts of the cartoon characters lined the front of the church, the newspaper said.

Daniel Smith died Sept. 10 in his mother's hospital room in the Bahamas. According to a private autopsy, he died of an accidental combination of methadone and two antidepressants.

Source: Netscape.com

*It saddens me that they had Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cutouts in place of Daniel...
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Ciara shoots the video for her new single “Promise” on October 2nd in L.A. The new CD “Ciara: The Evolution” will be in stores on December 5.

I’m diggin this look in her! And for those of you who haven’t heard the song yet, check it out here.

Source: Concrete Loop
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How Tom Met Katie: The Plot Thickens

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It keeps getting weirder: according to FOX news, "Talking to some insiders recently, I discovered that Cruise — when he invited Holmes to join him in Rome right after they met in April 2005 — gave the young actress a credit card with a $100,000 spending limit. He told her to go back to New York and buy whatever she needed for the trip.

Additionally, Cruise, friends say, did indeed have Katie’s car overhauled the day he met her. The order of events seems to have been an eight-hour meeting — yes, an eight-hour meeting — with Cruise to discuss “Mission: Impossible 3.”

During this time, Cruise told Holmes he didn’t like the dents and scrapes on her car, and took it from her. When he returned it the next day, it was like a miracle body lift had taken place. The rest is history.

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: no one whom Holmes knew prior to her meeting Cruise has seen or heard from her since then. None of her close friends ever received word of her relationship, pregnancy or birth of baby Suri. And nearly none of them expect to be invited to a wedding.

“It’s very sad,” says one ex-friend. “She was a great girl.”

read the whole thing here

source:fox news

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Rupert Everett on The Friday Night Project a few weeks ago.

Seriously, WATCH THIS VIDEO. Even if it's just for the one-legged tramp joke. Alan Carr (the other guy) is the funniest comedian in the UK at the minute by a MILE.