September 11th, 2007

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Icon worthy photos of Tyra during fashion week


Looks like supermodel Tyra Banks could use a few of those famous modeling tips that she so readily dispenses out on her hit reality series.

The weavtasti talk show host was looking straight up bat sh*t crazy during a fashion show she hosted alongside Tracy Reese at The Port Authority in New York City on Monday.

And if you saw the season premiere of her syndicated talk show today, you know very well that the crazy continued all day long as the 33-year-old beauty marked her transition from L.A. to N.Y.C. in a strange Wizard of Oz-esque spoof.

Needless to say, Nigel Barker would not be proud.

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because ONTD needs more Alton Brown.





TV food expert Alton Brown getting new show
Food Network mainstay's face time is expanding like a sponge


For the intro of Episode 184 of his hit Food Network show "Good Eats," Alton Brown last month asked his prop crew to show off knives in a fun way.

For liability reasons (and the lack of a big special effects budget), he couldn't have knives flying around his 15,000-square-foot Atlanta production studio. So they hooked an 8-foot-long magnetic knife holder to a camera dolly, stuck 20 knives on it and had it rise before him as if it were a body's soul floating from the grave. Brown watched the installation, bemused.

During a 'Good Eats' episode on knives, host Alton Brown explains which cutting boards are evil. He's also a color commentator on 'Iron Chef America' and will host 'The Next Iron Chef,' which debuts next month.

"This," he observed, "looks like a bad execution device from a Kafka novel."

Fortunately, Brown's career path has been far from Kafkaesque. Rather, the Marietta culinary expert with the thinning, unkempt hair and mischievous smirk has become Food Network's go-to guy. He's on three shows, with a fourth on the way.

And just look at the numbers: During the week of Aug. 20, Brown was on the network a whopping 23.5 hours, luring 19.3 million viewers. In comparison, Rachael Ray was on air 10.5 hours; Savannah's Paula Deen, 10 hours; and Emeril Lagasse, a mere eight.

In fact, the network recently rewarded Brown's signature show "Good Eats" with the coveted 8 p.m. prime-time slot on weekdays, bumping off "Emeril Live."


"We want to expose a new group of viewers to 'Good Eats,' " said Bob Tuschman, senior vice president of programming for Food Network. "People watch particular networks at different times."

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I love him even more now that I know he's a fan of Moe's. That place is fuckin' amazing.
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Mariah Carey Hits The Studio In Her Ballgown


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Mariah Carey lived up to her diva tag when she joined Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am in the studio recently - she wore a ball gown.

But the hip-hop super producer insists that Carey wasn't trying the make a statement - she just couldn't be bothered to change.

The My Humps hitmaker explains, "Mariah was cool. She came into the studio wearing a big ball gown.

"She was like, 'I'm so sorry! I know everybody thinks I'm a diva, but I'm wearing this because I've just come from a party and I didn't want to go home and change.'

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Keira Knightley: Before She Was A Star

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She's a silver screen Hollywood star generating Oscar buzz with her latest performance in Atonement, but Keira Knightley's illustrious career had rather humble beginnings.

The now glamorous actress, who graces the current issue of Vogue magazine, was left blushing after watching a clip of her first ever television appearance.

The footage, which features a 7-year-old Knightley in a floppy green t-shirt and scraped back pony tail, is from the early nineties BBC production, Royal Celebration.


She was shown the clip during an interview on The Jonathan Ross Show.

She later said she avoids seeing herself on screen: "I don't like watching myself. It's weird, I get really embarrassed, I look funny.

"I just don't think it's very good most of the time, I can't watch without analysing it."

The 22-year-old also discussed the appeal of her latest project Atonement, which has already won praise from critics.

She said: "The script made me cry. We were trying to go for a 1940s style of acting which I really enjoy, the pinnacle of stiff upper lip, I tried to mimic Celia Johnson in Brief Encounter.

She concluded: "I needed to do something very different, it's very rewarding, if you feel drained you know you've done a good job."

Source: Daily Mail
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Neil Young



Neil Young launches a North American tour on October 18th in Boise, Idaho, two days after the release of his new album, Chrome Dreams II, on Reprise Records.
Concerts continue until December 13 in New York, and include two nights at the historic Massey Hall in Toronto, Canada, the site of early legendary shows by the eclectic singer-songwriter.
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Jennifer Hudson To Join 'Sex and the City' Cast

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Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) has joined the cast of New Line's Sex and the City: The Movie.

Hudson will portray the assistant to Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw. The film revolves around the lives of the four main "Sex and the City" characters, four years after the time frame of the finale of the HBO series, which wrapped its six-year run in 2004.

The movie will begin shooting in New York on Sept. 19.

Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Chris Noth have signed to reprise their roles, and Michael Patrick King, the series' longtime creative leader and executive producer, is set to write and direct.

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Pete Wentz Enjoys Kissing His Best Friend

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Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson looked like music's most romantic couple at the MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas this weekend – and it wasn't just for show.

"We're past the honeymoon period," Wentz told PEOPLE. "The truth is, it's crazy to be able to kiss your best friend. It's just a really awesome thing."

And Wentz gets the paternal thumbs up from Ashlee's dad, Joe Simpson. "He's a good kid," Joe told PEOPLE.

Wentz also insists that the couple's affection for each other is very real. "People like to make it seem different than it is," he said Saturday of their relationship. "People will say 'No one holds hands that much.' But I'm like 'Why would you not want to touch the person that you're in love with? '"

As well as performing with his band Fall Out Boy, Wentz was in town to an unveil a wax sculpture Saturday afternoon at Madame Tussauds at the Venetian for the Xbox game Halo.

Later Wentz and Simpson, in a short black dress that opened at the back, were spotted at a VIP table at GQ's event at Jet Nightclub.

The couple turned in early, leaving others in their party including her father and Wentz's fellow band members, well before midnight.

Las Vegas, Wentz admitted earlier, was not his favorite place.

"When I'm here for more than eight hours I feel like my soul is dwindling," he said.

While at home in Southern California, "we hang out in the Valley 90 percent of the time because nobody bugs you over there," he said. "I don't need to go out for a photo op."

Source: People
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Britney Flies Home!

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Here are some first pics of Brit - looking a little upset - boarding a private jet in Vegas after the VMAs today to take her home. Even with the support of Alli and her bodyguard (and Starbucks), Britney unfortunately doesn't look in the happiest of moods. We truly hope she feels better soon - much love!

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The Dream (producer of Umbrella-ella-ella) produces song for Celine Dion



Aries (UBG): Who are some artists you're currently working with and who's project beside your own are you the most excited about that you worked on?
The Dream: There are a lot actually, but I have to tell you, the one that has me the most excited is a song I did for Usher's new album. The whole project as well, because I think they're going to call us in to finish the project. But there is a song called Moving Mountains, man it's incredible. It's like four Umbrella's in one, it's a mid-tempo. Then there is a song I did for Celine Dion called Sky's of L.A., which is about what our future looks like. You know like the sky of L.A., cloudy, full of dirt, etc. I love that song. I'm working with Mary J. Blige, that's exciting, just a lot of people really.

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If it's like "Skies Of LA...LA...LA..." I'm too through with her. DO YOU HEAR ME?! >:o
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Mary-Kate Olsen on ‘Weeds’ - Full Scene

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Here is a full scene of Mary-Kate Olsen on the Showtime series Weeds. She plays “good Christian girl” Tara Lindman, Silas’ (played by Hunter Parrish) new love interest.

Mary-Kate’s character utters to Parrish’s character: “I can see your boner. Don’t be embarrassed. That’s part of God’s love too.”

Watch the video below of Mary-Kate’s bonerific appearance on Weeds!!!



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Foster Offended by 'Sin City'
Jodie Foster has ripped into Robert Rodriguez's Sin City because she found the film offensive. While many critics raved about the director's adaptation of Frank Miller's comic book, Foster admits it's one of the most recent films she switched off after renting it on DVD. Foster rants, "That was so painfully cartoonish I was offended." And she admits that she doesn't enjoy watching films based around abduction and child molestation - as the mother of two young boys. She tells newspaper USA Today, "I don't know how you enjoy or laugh about a child abduction and molestation. What part of that sentence is funny? I can't get beyond that. I don't know if everyone understands the impact of that movie's message."


OK, she's a good actress & a smart person, but it was BASED on a graphic novel. Not too surprising that it's 'cartoonish.' And the Nancy/Roarke/Hartigan subplot wasn't supposed to be *funny*...geez. *is a huge RobRod/Frank Miller fangirl*

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Zenon Girl of the 21st Century Arrested for DUI

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Soap star Kirsten Storms, 23, was busted for drunk driving over the weekend. Here we go again!

TMZ has learned that Storms, who's also on Disney's "Kim Possible," was traveling on a Los Angeles freeway when a CHP officer noticed a lit cigarette being thrown from the her blue Mercedes. According to the police report, officers "noticed the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the vehicle."

After several sobriety tests, she was arrested for DUI.


Viewers know her best as Belle Black on "Days" and for her appearances as Maxie Jones on "General Hospital" The alleged litterbug/DUIer was taken to Van Nuys Jail and later released on $5000 bail.

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Keira and James bring 'Atonement' to TIFF

British starlet Keira Knightley, wearing Chanel, arrives at the North American premirere of ‘Atonement’ at the famed Elgin theatre on Monday during Day Five of the Toronto International Film Festival.

After suffering from a barrage of negative press for parading her less-than-robust figure on the red carpet during the British and Venice Film Festival premieres, the 22-year-old actress played it safe in the T.Dot a body-covering purple prom dress.

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High School Noodzical 2?



If embattled "High School Musical" star Vanessa Hudgens decides to move on from Disney, Joe Francis says he'll be there to pick up the pieces! How convenient!

TMZ has learned that Francis, King of the Boob Flash, has offered Hudgens $500,000 to "join the GGW brand and lifestyle." In a press release issued from a Nevada prison, Francis says "Vanessa Hudgens is the classic girl next door gone wild. Being sexual is not a crime." As for the nude pictures now circulating the Internet, Joe doesn't seem to mind. "She took a picture," he says, "it was leaked, and now it is time to move forward with her career." Joe knows best!

Vanessa's rep did not return our call for comment. 

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Affleck to possibly pull new movie


BEN AFFLECK's new movie GONE BABY GONE may be pulled from British screens following the case of missing British tot MADELEINE MCCANN. The actor's directorial debut is due for release in November (07), but now may not be released in U.K. cinemas following the disappearance of MCCann. Affleck admits the film bears striking similarities to the case and is preparing to take the appropriate steps to prevent the film being show to U.K. audiences. He says, "We are acutely aware of the situation. We have a greater concern for that than the release of our film, which is just a commercial matter, whereas this is a matter of life or death. "I'm not up to date on the details and it is not something that has taken off in the United States like it has in the U.K. It is only when someone said there was this case that was very similar to my film we looked it up. "We don't want to release the movie if it is going to touch a nerve or inflame anybody's sensitivities." Four-year-old Madeleine went missing during a family holiday in Portugal on 3 May. 

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I agree with Ben Affleck. I don't think the movie with the similarites to the case and even the similarities between the little actress playing the missing girl should be released in the UK in November.  

Source: http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/affleck%20to%20axe%20movie%20over%20madeleine%20case_1043259

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TORONTO -- Commercial director Joseph Kosinski is in final negotiations to develop and direct "Tron," described as "the next chapter" of Disney's 1982 cult classic. Sean Bailey is producing via the Live Planet banner, as is Steven Lisberger, who co-wrote and directed the original film. Kosinski, who last month signed on to helm the remake of "Logan's Run" for Warner Bros. Pictures, will oversee the visual development of the project and have input on the script, which is being written by "Lost" scribes Eddie Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. Story details are being kept secret. The original, about a computer programr thrust into a computer and forced to fight in games he helped create, is remembered for its sci-fi gladiator-style battles and groundbreaking special effects. It was the first movie to use computer-generated images instead of models and other optical effects in conjunction with live action. The arcade game based on the movie was so popular that it earned more than the movie. it's baaack


When making the original, in order to convince the studio to take a chance on a first-time director, Lisberger shot a test reel, financed by the studio, involving the deadly Frisbee battle. In a case of historical synchronicity, sources said one of the things Kosinski will be doing is working on a sequence involving the movie's Light Cycles to work out his vision for the movie. Sources also said visual effects personnel, for many of whom "Tron" was an inspiration to enter the business, already are jockeying for pole position to work on the sequence. Brigham Taylor is overseeing for Disney. Kosinski is a former architect whose specs caught the attention of director David Fincher, who convinced Kosinski to move to Los Angeles, where he joined the director at commercial house Anonymous Content. Kosinski then moved quickly up the ladder, eventually directing award-winning spots for Nike, Apple and Nintendo that gained notice for their use of computer technology that erased the lines between reality and CGI. Kosinski is repped by Endeavor and Michael Sugar and Bard Dorros at Anonymous Content.
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The Bachelor gets a new gal



Now we know why US Navy Lt. Andy Baldwin called off the engagement to Tessa Horst. He had another woman in his back pocket!

The Bachelor hunk was spotted getting cozy with former Miss Iran, Sepideh Haftgoli, in a Los Angeles park on Sunday.

Andy, 30, proposed to Tessa, 26, at the end of the reality TV show The Bachelor: An Officer and a Gentleman but called off the engagement last month.


More pictures of them together at the source. Good for him, Tessa looked like a man.


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CAUSE MY BOOTY BANGS!



You may remember this lady from 'No Secets' (a girl group formed in 2001) that covered the song "Kids In America" and toured with Aaron Carter. Jessica Fried is now known as Jessi Malay and has a solo career.

Her new song "booty bangs" is actually really great, I like the beat.

hear booty bangs on myspace:
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official website
http://www.jessimalay.com/

no secrets
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Norwegian newspaper mentions ONTD!


famous across the world, woop!
the Norwegian newspaper VG mentioned Oh No They Didn't in their online version..
but where?
of course in a BRITNEY article.





"Britney's comeback is something special for the bloggers. The Celeb blog ONTD has a close-up of Britney's heel which looks to be broken, something that may explain her performance."
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One X One

Shakira participated and performed with Wyclef at the One x One Children's charity benefit gala in Toronto on September 9.

The event event raises money for domestic and global charities.

Wyclef Jean was honoured with a special American Express humanitarian award for his commitment to providing aid, resources and inspiration to his native country, Haiti, through the Yele Haiti movement.



Shakira, Wyclef and Petra Nemcova.

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It's ON like Donkey Kong... Rosie tells Babwah to retire

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Rosie O'Donnell has some words of advice for Barbara Walters: Go, already.

In her upcoming memoir, Celebrity Detox, which sheds light on, among other episodes in her life, the TV star's tumultuous stint last season on The View, O'Donnell, 45, addresses Walters, 77, to say, "And Barbara. At some point, a person gets tired. It's inevitable," the New York Post reports.

"Barbara Walters is almost twice my age," the book (which is to be published Oct. 2) is quoted as saying. "At some point it becomes necessary to step back. Everyone has to go. Going is part of the gig."

O'Donnell also reportedly states, "I would be less-than-honest if I were to say that there is no trouble between Barbara and I. I mean, our differences are obvious."

O'Donnell writes that during commercial breaks on The View, audience members would sometimes shout out, "I love you, Rosie" – "and Barbara politely tells them in a schoolteacher tone, 'It is impolite to say I love you to one person when there are four of us up here.' "

Asked for comment on what her former co-host has written, Walters on Monday told Extra, "Rosie sent me the book with a note telling me how much she loved me. I have read the book – and I would like to concentrate on the love that she sent."

O'Donnell's publicist, Cindi Berger, is also quoted as telling the Post, "Rosie loves and adores Barbara and always will."

For her part, rather than scaling back, Walters is, in fact, stepping up her professional activities. On Tuesday SIRIUS Satellite Radio announced that, staring Sept. 17, she will host Barbara Live, a weekly live call-in show on SIRIUS Stars channel 102, Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. ET.

O'Donnell's blasts, meanwhile, arrive a week after Whoopi Goldberg, 51, made her debut in the chair vacated last May by O'Donnell and as the latest member of the show, Sherri Shepherd, 40, joins the panel.

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Olympian Jonny Moseley has a kid



Olympic skier Jonny Moseley and his wife, Malia, have welcomed a baby boy, their spokesperson tells PEOPLE.

Jonathan William Moseley, Jr. – "Jack" – was born Tuesday in San Francisco at 4:27 p.m. He weighed 9 lbs., 2 oz., and was 21" long.

"Malia and Jack are healthy and doing great," says their rep.

Moseley, 31, a two-time World Cup champ, won a gold medal in freestyle skiing in the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan. The former Malia Rich is his business manager.

In April, the mom- and dad-to-be told PEOPLE they were both "looking forward to parenthood and all that comes with it."

The couple met in high school and dated for two years before becoming engaged in 2003. They wed in Telluride, Colo., on March 25, 2006.

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Reese Witherspoon on her breakup with Ryan



Reese Witherspoon has been mum about her split last year from Ryan Phillippe – but in a new interview, she recalls the pain she experienced at the end of their marriage.

"Right around Christmastime I was sitting in a parking lot and I felt like I just couldn't get out of the car," she tells Elle magazine about the moment of panic she experienced a month after the couple's breakup in October 2006. "It was like, I can't get out of the car."

Witherspoon, however, says she found strength in realizing that so many others have also made it through the pain of a divorce.

"I thought, Okay, half of the parking lot has dealt with this. More than half of the parking lot has dealt with this," she tells the magazine in its October issue. "Okay, let's make it a little bigger. Half of this city has dealt with this. Okay, let's make it a little bigger – half of this country, until I finally got out of the car."

The actress likens the memory to a scene from her Oscar-winning role in the Johnny Cash biopic: "There's this moment in Walk the Line where June Carter says, 'I was never aware of how much I was seen.' I was very aware of how much I was seen. It was this moment of self-discovery and loss of identity and who was stepping out of the car, you know? Who is that person?"

And those close to her say both the triumphs and losses in her life recently have changed Witherspoon. "She's a bit more liberated professionally and personally," says Andy Tennant, who directed her in Sweet Home Alabama. "If you're going through stuff in your life, you hope for the best and struggle to keep it together, and when it collapses – after the initial shock – you look around and find out who you are."

Despite Witherspoon's image of being a woman in control, the mother of two scoffs at the notion. "Oh, come on, man!" she says. "I wouldn't be able to do what I do if I were [always in control]. I wouldn't be able to have the empathy or the capacity to understand different lives."

Still, the actress, 31, prides herself on her Southern values – and not being like some of the other young stars making headlines in Hollywood.

"Everybody is hung out to dry now," she says of the coverage of young stars. "It's one thing if you're up for it and you want it, and you go out without your panties on. But if you're wearing your panties – gosh darn it, leave me alone!"

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Harshest Words Saved for Britney's Body




The consensus is clear: Britney Spears performed like she was sloshing blindfolded through mud at MTV's Video Music Awards. No one disputes that the troubled pop princess royally mangled her much-heralded comeback. But what about the nastiest comments of all — those about her body? "Lard and Clear," read Monday's headline in the New York Post. "The bulging belly she was flaunting was SO not hot," wrote E! Online. And so on.

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Fergalicios Def Says "Give Britney and Lindsay a Break"

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Fergie – no stranger to tabloid attention – says she can relate to what Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan are going through.

And what the 20-something stars need, says the 32-year-old Black Eye Peas singer, is some breathing room so they can help themselves.

"They're young," Fergie (real name: Stacy Ferguson) said at a Fashion Rocks event in New York. "I was young when I went through my stuff. Leave them alone. If they want to get better, they're going to get better on their own."

Spears, 25, has returned to Los Angeles to rejoin her sons, Jayden, Sean Preston, who are respectively turning 1 and 2 this week, after a disappointing comeback performance Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas. Earlier this year, she spent a month in rehab.

Lohan, 21, is in her third rehab program, this one in Utah, following her DUI arrest last month, for which she was sentenced to a day in jail. In a statement, she said she was addicted to alcohol and drugs and had relapsed.

Fergie, whose own time in rehab was for a crystal meth addiction, says that Spears and Lohan should ignore the media attention and focus on their problems.

"If somebody is going to change, they have to want to do it themselves," she says. "I think it is really unfair to them when they are trying to get help. We're all watching as a nation and commenting day by day on their rehabilitation. It's not fair. You're supposed to have a sanctuary, a place where you can go and not be pressured every day."

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Anita Roddick Dead



LONDON - Anita Roddick, founder of the international Body Shop cosmetics chain, died Monday night after suffering a major brain hemorrhage, her family said. She was 64.

Roddick, who died at a hospital in Chichester, had revealed in February that she contracted hepatitis C through a blood transfusion while giving birth to a daughter in 1971. She made the announcement after being named head of the British charity Hepatitis C Trust.

The business woman was lauded as the "Queen of Green" for trailblazing business practices that sought to be environmentally friendly and won her renown in her native England and around the world.

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Vanessa Hudgens, fully clothed

A camera shy Vanessa Hudgens keeps covered up while taking her little sister Stella, 11, and mom, Gina Guangco, to the movies in west LA on Monday.

Accompanied by a couple of burly bodyguards, Hudgens, 18, kept hidden beneath her baseball cap as she walked arm-in-arm with lil’ sis Stella.

The High School Musical star recently came under fire when nude photos of the actress surfaces last Thursday. Since then, she has apologized to fans and Disney has backed her.

Vanessa is expected to make an appearance on Thursday’s episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Be sure to tune in — the issue is bound to come up!

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The Original D-Bag: 'I'm Really into the Acting Thing'

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Now we know what a "cocky, enigmatic frontman" for a legendary rock band looks like: Kevin Federline with a Mohawk.

Britney Spears's ex donned the spiky 'do for his guest-starring gig on the CW's One Tree Hill, according to Extra, which visited Federline on the set.

"I'm really into the acting thing," Federline tells Extra. "I'm loving it!"

As are producers, who cast him for a two-episode arc but may want him back for more, calling him a "perfect fit" to play the frontman for No Means Yes, a rock band in the show's fictional setting of Tree Hill, N.C,

"I kind of play this self-obsessed wannabe rock star," he says. "You know, a guy that really takes himself too seriously."

Federline, whose only other credits were a guest spot on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and a self-parodizing turn in an insurance commercial, says the new work suits him.

Asked about his music aspirations Federline, who released an album last year, answered: "[I'm] definitely more focused on the acting thing."

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Hollywood actor Matt Damon has lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for his stance on humanitarian aid for Africa.

Echoing the sentiments expressed by musician and activist Bob Geldof expressed after the G8 summit in June, Damon said that Canada was backtracking on earlier promises it had made to assist African countries.

"Harper's not following through on the promises that were made by Canadians in Gleneagles ... originally in 2003 and then made again in 2005," Damon told CTV's Canada AM.

Damon said Harper's position was "incredible" given the fact that Americans view Canadians as "the greatest people" in the world.

"You would never expect that (Canadians) would be lagging in terms of keeping these promises," Damon said.


Damon was speaking in Toronto while he was in the city to host the One X One Gala on Sunday for the second consecutive year -- a decision that he said was a "no-brainer."

The event, which has occurred during the Toronto International Film Festival for the past three years, raises money for domestic and global children's charities. The 2006 gala raised more than $3.5 million and the foundation.

Since last year's event, Damon said the organization raised over $2 million for his clean-water initiative H2O Africa. Additionally, the charity was able to fund a Millennium Village in Timbuktu in collaboration with last year's gala keynote speaker, economic adviser Jeffrey Sachs. Millennium Villages are projects created to help rural African communities emerge from conditions of extreme poverty.

"It's been a really great year for us," Damon said. "We were excited to tell everybody how their money was spent and try to raise more."

The gala recognized many people for their efforts to fight child poverty and suffering. Among the honorees was actor Richard Gere; supermodel Petra Nemcova; Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York; and national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Phil Fontaine.

The event also featured performances by musicians Shakira and Wyclef Jean.

Jean provided music for "Running the Sahara," a documentary executive produced and narrated by Damon that was screened in Toronto on Saturday.'

The documentary features runners -- including Canadian Ray Zahab -- who trekked nearly 7,000 kilometres across the Saharan desert, in an attempt to bring attention to H2O Africa.

"The issues of extreme poverty in Africa are incredibly important," Damon said. "There are not only issues that we can solve today, but they are things that if we don't, they're going to come back to bite us in the behind in generations to come."

Matt Damon: An eTalk Special airs Tuesday, Sept. 11 on CTV at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET. The special also airs Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 am ET and Saturday, Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m. ET (go to CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

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Señor Bale is a dirty, wind-chapped and sunburned man

It’s not makeup that has Christian Bale looking dirty, wind-chapped and sunburned in his latest movie. He spent a month earning every bit of that cowboy grit by riding horses and firing revolvers in the sweltering New Mexico desert.

Bale plays weathered rancher Dan Evans in the remake of the 1957 Western film 3:10 to Yuma, which recently opened in the US. And like every character he plays, Bale melts into the role, disappearing behind Dan Evans’ dirty fingernails and scruffy beard.“So much is the dirt,” the 33-year-old says, slumping into a sofa at the Regent Beverly Wilshire hotel. “Real sun, real wind, real dirt. And I think you needed that, to get out there and just get the feel of it.”

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'DOOL' Alison Sweeney to Host 'Biggest Loser'

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As a star on NBC’s “Days of Our Lives,” Alison Sweeney has been fat and then thin on national television.

Now Sweeney, who plays Sami Brady on the daytime soap, will watch as others attempt to transform their lives. She is the new host of “The Biggest Loser,” which returns for a fourth season Tuesday at 8 on WHDH (Ch. 7). Among the 18 contestants looking to shed weight is Marblehead resident Neil Tejwani, a 25-year-old chemical engineer.

“I’ve struggled with my weight my whole life,” Sweeney said during a recent conference call with reporters. “I think that’s a really common theme that most people experience at some point in their lives. I’ve been acting on ‘Days of Our Lives’ since I was 16 years old, and as a teenager, definitely became overweight. . . . It was a battle to shed those excess pounds as I went through (my) teenage years.”

Sweeney said she tried every fad diet before realizing “it’s an ongoing decision if you’re not naturally thin and you don’t naturally have that perfect metabolism. It is a struggle. You are always making those healthy choices. You’re always looking at every meal, debating what’s right and what’s healthy for you.”

While “Days” producers never said anything about her weight, other casting directors told her she was overweight.

“I know that I didn’t get jobs because of it,” she said. “In Hollywood, it is a very different ratio of what people think of as the right body size, and so I was definitely looking around at actors who were a lot thinner than I am and seeing that I didn’t fit into that stereotype. And so when I re-evaluated myself and decided that I didn’t want to try to compete to be thin and do unhealthy things to get to that point. I wanted to be healthy and that became my goal.”

She’s happy that “The Biggest Loser” has the same goal for its contestants - a healthy lifestyle through proper diet and exercise. Hosting the series has also provided her with fodder for her dramatic “Days” role.

“I think being an actor is being an observer, and you do see different people and different ways they handle emotions,” she said. “I will say that’s one thing I love about our show and the way we represent these people and the real struggles that they go through. It reminds you as an actor how real people do deal with real tragedy and real bravery and how they react to situations.”

Sweeney says it was impossible for her to pick a favorite among the contestants.

“They really became my friends quite quickly. I couldn’t root for any one person because I cared about them all so much. I never realized how emotionally connected to these people I would so quickly become.”

Season 4 of NBC's "The Biggest Loser" premieres on September 11 on NBC, at 8:00pm EDT.

Source: Boston Herald
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Commentary on America Ferrera on the cover of Glamour

Hot, but Not Hot Enough
By Francesca

Via Manolo’s Ayyyy blog, we learn that this is a photo of America Ferrera as she actually is, with her super smile, beautiful skin, curvalicious bod, and aura of sweetness and confidence.

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You no like-a a C-cup? We will hit you in the pocketbook! Big Girls are beautiful!

Source: Manolo for the Big Girl!




My comments: I was in the grocery store yesterday, and saw that cover and did a doubletake. She looked like a freakish bobblehead, and I kept wondering if the cover of that particular magazine was bent from others reading it because it looked so distorted.
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Shit... what went wrong?

Tori Spelling is Turning into her mom

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Tori Spelling’s new cheek bones look strangely familiar. At least she inherited a good doctor from her mom…Dr. 90210. [Dlisted]

Source:  http://www.jossip.com/tori-spelling/department-of-worst-fears-realized-20070911/

I really used to think she was pretty. Now I'm thinking it was a lot of Photoshopping or just my eyes.
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Police have set the bond at $1,500 for a Maurice Young, better known as rapper Trick Daddy for apparently getting into scuffle on Monday at Tootsie’s Cabaret, a gentleman’s club down in Florida. Authorities have charged Young with resisting arrest and disorderly intoxication.

Click here to see video of him on a stretcher.

Concrete Loop.

Daaaaaaamn, homey. I thought "Trick luh da kids!"
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SNEAK PREVIEW! Britney Spears's New Album Details

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As she looks to shake off her missteps at Sunday's VMAs, Britney Spears still has – yes – her music. PEOPLE critic Chuck Arnold got a preview of Spears's new album on Tuesday and offers these details on some of the new tracks:

Like many of today's young dance-pop starlets, Britney sounds like she's looking back to the '80s as she moves forward toward the release of her fifth studio album (and first since 2003's In the Zone), due out Nov. 13.

In addition to the pulsating first single, "Gimme More," other tracks we heard at an exclusive preview have a synth-heavy sound that nods to new wave. The defiant "Piece of Me" the likely second single and possible album title, features Spears's heavily processed voice issuing the challenge: "You want a piece of me?" to her foes. The track was produced by Bloodshy & Avant, the Swedish producing team behind her hit "Toxic."

"Break the Ice," another uptempo number featuring Spears's trademark breathy vocals, was produced by Timbaland protegée Nate "Danjahandz" Hills.

The Rihanna-esque "Radar" (also produced by Bloodshy & Avant), sets Spears's chirpy delivery to a bouncy beat, while the driving "Heaven on Earth," an early fave, is a throbbing throwback to "I Feel Love"-era Donna Summer.

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Kate Bosworth Decides to Die



Kate Bosworth will play the title role in Emily Young's feature adaptation of Paulo Coelho's best-seller "Veronika Decides to Die" for Das Films, Palm Star Entertainment and Muse Films.

In the drama, written for the screen by Larry Gross ("We Don't Live Here Anymore") and Roberta Hanley ("Woundings"), Bosworth will play a woman who wakes up in a mental institution after a failed suicide attempt. She discovers that she has a weakened heart and only days to live. The film follows her recovery as she finds true love and a newfound will to survive.

Bosworth stars opposite Sigourney Weaver in the drama "The Girl in the Park," which premiered Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival and marks the directorial debut of Pulitzer Prize-winning "Proof" playwright David Auburn. Bosworth rose to fame as Lois Lane in "Superman Returns" and next will be seen starring in "21" opposite Jim Sturgess and Kevin Spacey for Columbia Pictures.

WOW, I'm actually really excited about this. Paulo Coelho is one of the best writers out there!

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Jessica Simpson Is Going Country

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Jessica Simpson is ready to add another accessory to her always-stylish look – a cowboy hat.

The singer is "talking about doing a country record and going back to her roots, being from Texas," Jessica's father and manager, Joe Simpson, told PEOPLE at Hard Rock Hotel's Rolling Stone party in Las Vegas.

"Everything in our business is about beats and I think she really wants to sing," he said, "and country music still believes in that."

Simpson, 27, recently finished filming Major Movie Star and is turning her thoughts back to her music. Her last album, 2006's "Public Affair," hit the Top 20, but quickly fell off the charts.

"She's a singer from top to bottom," Joe Simpson said. "And everything in the music business, especially pop music, has moved away from singers. And I think country is the the only pure, storytelling kind of genre left."

On whether she will be accepted among country fans, he said, "She's from Texas. How could she not?"

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M.I.A. is M.I.A...

As many of you know, M.I.A. was scheduled to have a CD signing at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Detroit at noon today. There were about 40-50 people waiting in line. Time starts going by and she hasn't shown. At about 12:15, they make an annoucement that she will be out in 10 minutes. Fifteen minutes later, they make another anouncement stating she's stuck in traffic but will be there in 10 minutes. Finally at around 1:30 p.m. they make their final announcement stating that she won't be making it. Everyone seemed to be pretty upset, and even though I'm sure it was out of her hands, it's still disappointing. I even made a ONTD sign to have her hold up, sorry to disappoint, guys! Hopefully her show tonight will more than make up for her absence. (Which I'm absolutely sure it will.)

Source: Me and my tired legs

P.S. Spare me with the "She probably didn't want to get shot" comments...

EDIT!After the concert, I waited outside the gates in the freezing cold for about an hour and a half. There were only about 15 people there. All of a sudden I turn and see M.I.A. leaving the side door to get into a limo. I go over to the limo, after she had already gotten inside, and said "Please come out! Please come out!" After about 3 minutes she drives away. My cousin and I were the ONLY two people standing outside of her limo. After bailing on the signing earlier, she couldn't even sign ONE autograph? Please. I am so over her. Thanks!
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MTV Extends an Olive Branch to Kanye West

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Accentuating the positive, MTV responded to Kanye West's blistering criticism about his treatment at the Video Music Awards by lavishing him with praise and extending an invitation to work together again.

"MTV has a long and collaborative relationship with Kanye and we hope and look forward to continuing that meaningful relationship," MTV's statement said Tuesday.

If so, it's a relationship in strong need of repair.

West not only blasted MTV during an interview on New York radio station Z100 Monday – he said he felt "betrayed" – but his rage can be seen on a video sweeping the Internet showing his backstage meltdown punctuated by profanities toward the network.

In the interview with Z100, West claimed he wasn't mad he didn't win, but that he took issue with the programming, including opening with an unprepared Britney Spears and relegating him to perform in a Palms Casino Resort luxury suite rather than on the main stage in the Pearl theater.

MTV's statement didn't address his specific complaints; instead, it complimented West.

"Kanye West is a visionary performer and he didn't let his fans down at this year's VMA's," the statement said. "From his incredible renditions of "Stronger" and "The Good Life," to the spectacular aerial shots from his multi-level suite which made for one of the grandest visuals of the night, the audience feedback on MTV.com has been overwhelming. In fact, he is the only artist to have three performances ranked in the top 15 on MTV.com."

But a source close to the production said West in fact asked to perform in the suite because he wanted a more energetic setting. The performance, actually pre-taped on Friday night, even got a thumbs-up from West, who viewed it with MTV executives before it aired, the source says.

As for Spears, MTV said: "Britney Spears has had so many memorable, high-energy performances at the VMAs over the years and no one wanted to see her succeed more than her MTV fans and MTV."

On one level, she succeeded again. With Spears comeback hype before the awards, the VMA ratings were up 23 percent from last year's show.

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RSC officially announces Tennant casting

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It’s been a widely circulated secret for months – the Royal Shakespeare Company at last officially announced that Doctor Who star David Tennant will return to the company next year to tackle the same title role.

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MediaBlvd: How do you think American audiences will respond to Captain Jack?
John: I don’t know. I think American audiences are smarter than some television shows make them out to be. BBC America has a very intelligent audience that watch their programs. And, I hope it draws in the sci-fi crowd because I wanna say that they’re gonna love it. I hope they love it. We’re going to have to wait and see. It will be interesting because they’ve never seen a character like this on television before, with his omni-sexuality, as we call it in the sci-fi world. In terms of wording that you need to use in today’s day and age, he’s bisexual, and I don’t know whether they’re going to be able to deal with that or not, but I really think they will. I don’t think it’s going to bug them. It might bug the politicians. It might bug the people who are so far up their own arses that they don’t want to let other people live their lives. But, I think the more people who watch it and let people know they like programming like this, the better it will be for us.

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More celebrities added to the Sept 18th fundraiser for the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Monument

Usher, Ludacris, Wyclef Jean and Talib Kweli Join All-Star Lineup for the 'Dream Concert' to Benefit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. announced today that Usher, Ludacris, Wyclef Jean and Talib Kweli will join the all-star lineup for "Viacom Presents The Dream Concert" to be held on September 18, 2007 at Radio City Music Hall. The Foundation also announced that Halle Barry and Morgan Freeman have agreed to join the concert's Host Committee.

The historic lineup will also feature Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Carlos Santana, John Legend, Bebe and Cece Winans, Jessye Norman, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Robin Thicke, Joss Stone, Miri Ben-Ari and Garth Brooks. The event, co-chaired by Tommy Hilfiger, Russell Simmons, Joel Horowitz, Quincy Jones, David Stern and Edgar Bronfman, Jr., will benefit the building of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in DC.

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IT'S CELINE BITCH!!!!!

Because ONTD needs MOAR CELINE. You know you love it.



MOAR CELINE ALBUM NEWS BBZ!

1. Confirmed producers: Ben Moody, The Dream (Rihanna - Umbrella-ella-ella). Rumored/possibly confirmed producers: Walter Afanasieff, Peer Astrom, Babyface, Bryan Michael Cox, Jean-Pierre Ferland, Christopher Neil, Ne-Yo, Linda Perry, Nicolas Porte, and Timbaland.

2. Current tracklisting, which is subject to change. This tracklisting is based on a listener's preview in August:
"Taking Chances" (Platinum Weird's cover)
"Alone" (Heart's cover)
"Shadow of Love"
"A Song for You"
"This Time"
"Surprise, Surprise"
"Can't Fight the Feeling"
"Let Me Be Your Soldier"
"Eyes On Me"
"My Love"
"A World to Believe In"
"Right Next to the Right One" (Tim Christensen's cover)
"Just Fade Away"
"That's Just the Woman in Me" (Katrina and the Waves' cover)

3. Celine will do a world tour for this album and D'elles, her French-language release from this year. It starts in South Africa in February, 2008.

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Celine Dion's album cover > Britney on the VMAs. y/y?
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Lesbian Sex Scenes that Made Movie History

It's hard to believe today, when women argue for and against their favorite lesbian films and compile rival top 10 lists, that not long ago there were no LGBT film festivals, no lesbian and gay sections at the video store, and no books cataloguing queer-themed films. Lesbian sex scenes outside of the porn industry only rarely made it onto the big screen, and when they did, it was likely in some obscure foreign film that played for one weekend at a small art house in New York City.
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"Persona" should've made the list :(

edited to add pics for all those who wanted 'em.
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R U READY?

Rapper Kanye West has accepted 50 Cent's challenge to appear live on BET's countdown show 106 & Park on Tuesday, September 11, the day both of their highly anticipated albums are released.

Terrence and Rocsi will host a "battle" during the show, where 50 Cent will perform singles from his upcoming album Curtis, while Kanye West will perform songs from his upcoming effort, Graduation.


ESPN's Stuart Scott will deliver commentary and a statistical breakdown of both 50 Cent and Kanye West.

"How could I not come to 106 & PARK on the day my album comes out? I'm definitely coming," West stated, while 50 Cent said ominously: "Just make sure that Kanye West shows up."

50 Cent and Kanye West will appear live on 106 & Park on Tuesday, September 11 at 6:00 PM.
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OK SO WHO R U ROOTING 4/BUYING

50 CENT
392(31.1%)
KANYE WEST
868(68.9%)


ETA 50 CENT BEAT KANYE ON PRESALES ACCORDING 2 ALLHIPHOP.COM
The count is 339,079 for 50 and 319,212 for Kanye

IN RESPONSE 2 t3pps
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Gwen Sobbing Backstage at L.A.M.B.



“Before Gwen went out on stage at her L.A.M.B. fashion show, she was sobbing uncontrollably backstage.”

Gwen Stefani’s fashion line L.A.M.B. is more than just a money-making business to her.

A source revealed that the singer, who recently showcased her new line of clothing, has a deeper connection with fashion.

It seems Stefani was so overwhelmed by the whole experience that she burst into tears, and recollected how she used to sew with her mum when she was young and now that she has a baby; fashion is all that matters to her.

“Before Gwen went out on stage at her L.A.M.B. fashion show, she was sobbing uncontrollably backstage,” Daily News quoted the source, as saying.

“When asked what was wrong, she just said she was so overwhelmed. She talked about how she used to sew with her mother, and now [that] she has a baby, fashion is what matters to her,” the source added.

Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale, with bandmates left from the Gramercy Park Hotel after the fashion show to watch Roger Federer play in the U.S. Open.
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i ♥ my gwennie poo :D !

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Inside the VMAs: Britney's Performance

A couple of people asked me to post when my friend called me with info about the VMAs. So I got off the phone with her an hour ago and I took notes. This is just what my friend Nat told me I wasn't there so I'm just reporting what she told me.

- she said no one there saw Britney's complete "magic" routine...it was more of a concept that her and Cris had that was way too complicated..that was never completely shown to them

- she also said that Britney was super friendly to everyone

- Britney changed her mind on her performance costume 4 different times...before deciding on the one she wore

- Britney was really pumped to go on stage...everyone was watching backstage and there was dead silence

- she said Cris Angel is really skeevy, he has a contract with some other hotel in Vegas and they had some problems with that....and everytime he was with Britney he kept adding new ideas to what she could do

- basically she just said that no one knows why Britney went out there and froze...she rehearsed what she performed

- I asked about the shoe and she laughed and said to her knowledge nothing was wrong with it

- when Britney left the stage she was all smiles

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rihanna is so sweet, but she has horrible acne on her face
she says that timbaland was only the maestro bc justin would only perform if tim could too

If you wanna know anymore info I can ask her tonite when I see her...she gets back to NYC at 9


source: my friend Natalie
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White Stripes Nix Austin Gigs

The biggest decision you'll have to make all season-- Do I see the White Stripes or Arcade Fire at the Austin City Limits festival this Saturday?-- has just been made for you.

Citing "medical reasons," the Stripes have cancelled their September 15 appearance at the ACL fest (according to an Austin360.com report), along with another gig the following night at Stubb's Bar-B-Q in Austin (according to Stubb's' website). We like to call this medical ailment, for which there is no known cure, Playing Against the Arcade Fire Syndrome (although the Stripes can hold their own better than most).

No word yet on other show cancellations, although one assumes that these "medical reasons" aren't going to subside for this Thursday's Albuquerque gig only to return this weekend.

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Oh, for fuck's sake.


Griffin's Emmy remarks to be censored

LOS ANGELES - Before Kathy Griffin won a creative arts Emmy last weekend for her reality show, "My Life on the D-List," she joked that an award would move her to the C-list.

She was right: "C" as in censored. The TV academy said her raucous acceptance speech will be edited when the event, which was taped, is shown Saturday on the E! channel. The main prime-time Emmy Awards air the next night on Fox.

"Kathy Griffin's offensive remarks will not be part of the E! telecast on Saturday night," the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said in a statement Monday.

In her speech, Griffin said that "a lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus."

She went on to hold up her Emmy, make an off-color remark about Christ and proclaim, "This award is my god now!"

The comedian's remarks were condemned Monday by Catholic League President Bill Donohue, who called them a "vulgar, in-your-face brand of hate speech."


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more on the Led Zeppelin reunion rumors



According to NME.COM, LED ZEPPELIN will officially announce its reunion gig during a press conference on Wednesday, September 12 at the O2 Arena in London beginning at 4:00 p.m. BST.

Singer Robert Plant reportedly confirmed last week that the rumors about LED ZEPPELIN reforming were in fact true.

He explained that the band had a meeting about show on September 5 and said the reunion will be for one night only.

"There's not a lot to work out as it's only going to be one-off gig," he explained.

According to NME.COM, the show will be held at O2, possibly on November 26, and is a charity gig being organized by legendary promoter Harvey Goldsmith.

There has been talk that tour producers AEG Live and Michael Cohl's CPI (ROLLING STONES, GENESIS) have put in offers on a ZEPPELIN tour featuring founding members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones with late drummer John Bonham's son Jason on drums, according to Billboard.com. But it is also well known in the industry that standing offers have been on the table for a LED ZEPPELIN tour for more than a decade.

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Clooney & Pitt in Toronto, "trading playful jabs" (ooo!)

'Just A Minute With...' George Clooney
Clooney talks in Toronto about his upcoming film "Michael Clayton" and compares Hollywood to the crooked world in the movie, and discusses why the Oscar race makes him crazy.



Actor George Clooney leaving a news conference for 'Michael Clayton' at the Film Festival in Toronto, Saturday Sept. 8, 2007. (CP PHOTO/Adrian Wyld)

Just A Minute With George Clooney - video link (sorry; it's not embeddable!)

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Movie looks good; Clooney looks REALLY good...and I'm not even usually a big fan!




Clooney, Pitt trade playful jabs at TIFF

Actor Brad Pitt gestures as he comments on his favourite George Clooney movie during a news conference for 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford' at the Film Festival in Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007. (CP PHOTO/Adrian Wyld)


Updated Mon, Sep. 10 2007

Canadian Press

TORONTO --
The city of Toronto temporarily became the heartthrob capital of the world on Saturday as movie stars George Clooney and Brad Pitt charmed their way through the Toronto International Film Festival.

An affable Clooney, wearing a grey suit with a black shirt, took playful jabs at his famous friend while promoting the stylish thriller "Michael Clayton'' at a downtown news conference.

The bearded Clooney joked that Pitt was among a litany of celebrities famous for doing nothing and called him "a tiny little man.''

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He also paid tribute to Jolie, saying he turns to her often for career advice.

"She's the best sounding board I have and I value her opinion immensely,'' he said. "It pisses me off sometimes, but it's good.''

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What pisses him off? The fact that Angie's advice is good? LOL!

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TIMMY UPDATE! and it's NOT Kay Kendall...

Timmy Update

#1 One very good possibility for Shimmy was discarded much too easily.
#2 Yes, the explanation for the blind is long, but only because it would be a disservice to just give the answer and not tell you the why. I did see a comment where someone got very close to the why.
#3 I was going to post something on Jane Wyman and then figured everyone would see the photo and die, so held back. Ditto a photo collection of Hollywood leading ladies which is really incredible.
#4 The photos in the post are just photos and as far as I know Timmy isn't in any of them. They were just photos I found on Google looking for old Hollywood casts. I'm amazed by the amount of research done on the theatres and if there is a historical society associated with them, they have enough for a book.
#5 Sorry to disappoint the t-shirt makers (where are the free t-shirts for all the people who worked on this?) but it isn't Kay Kendall for Shimmy (did I hear a gasp or groan?) and it isn't Robert Moore for Timmy.
#6 Not Judy Holiday, Judy Holliday, or Madonna's song Holiday.



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Vote For Your Favorite Moments In Grammy History

Grammys - 50th Anniversary

This year is the 50th anniversary of the GRAMMYS and CBS is celebrating by asking you to build the show you want to see. Vote for the clips you think represent the best moments from GRAMMYS history. You decide who get’s the center stage this time.

MY NIGHT AT THE GRAMMYS presents twenty five of the greatest Grammy moments ever and tells the behind the scenes stories of those performances as told by the artists themselves. Over the course of the two hour special, we’ll take viewers on a journey through Grammy history, recapping a nationwide vote on mynightatthegrammys.com by Grammy fans of their favorites, and ending with the greatest Grammy moment of all time, as selected by fans. With performances ranging from duets by Prince and Beyonce, Eminem and Elton John, Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand, to incredible solo moments by Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Green Day and others, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Grammy’s great moments all in one place at one time and understand why the GRAMMYS have earned the title “Music’s Greatest Night”.

So come on America, get watching and get voting, ‘cause this is all about your voice and your choice! Ready? Cast your vote and make your mashup widget now.

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Vote here: http://mynightatthegrammys.com/

My votes go to Mary J. Blige and Christina Aguilera.
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Marc's up-and-coming new trend

Marc Jacobs' star-studded last night was an homage to everything backwards.

And after kicking off the show (at 11 PM) with a bow, models paraded down the runway in an array of rather confusing items which most lilkely left retailers and distributors hanging their heads.

This morning, fashionistas are buzzing about Marc’s backward heel.

R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe told the AP: “I was blown away. It was worth the wait. I liked the shoes with the heels in the wrong place. Pretty cool.”

Our thoughts on Marc’s must-have item for Spring?

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Angelina & Zahara are a Laughing Matter

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After dropping off Maddox at school, Angelina Jolie shares a laugh with daughter
Zahara, 2, before entering the Mary Arnold Toys Store on NYC’s Upper East Side
on Tuesday morning.

Wonder what all the loud-laughing was all about between the mother-daughter duo!

Angie wore a gray texured skirt, a white trench coat and nude flats. She also
toted around her favorite Valentino braided leather shoulder bag. Princess Zee
wore a white tee, black pants and Lacoste shoes. Cute pigtails!

FYI: On the menu at Maddox’s school: “Roasted Beef Au Jus with Mushroom
Gravy,” “Dijon Crusted Pollack with Vegetable Medley” and “Seared Fillet
of Salmon with Herbed New Potatoes.” Not bad for kindergarten lunch
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Ben McKenzie in a new movie



After his stint on the teen drama series The O.C., Benjamin McKenzie has been preoccupied with several film projects. His latest endeavour involves playing the lead role in the remake of Johnny Got His Gun, a 1971 anti-war film based on the classic 1939 novel of the same name.

Slated for release in 2008, Johnny Got His Gun explores individual morality and the interplay between science, medicine, religion and politics. It revolves around Joe Bonham, played by McKenzie, as a young American soldier hit by an artillery shell on the last day of the First World War. As a quadruple amputee who has lost his eyes, ears, mouth and nose, he lies in a hospital bed but remains conscious and is able to reason. He struggles to communicate to his doctors his wish to be put in a show in a carnival as a demonstration of the horrors of war.

Although the 28-year-old actor has played various roles in the past, this is his first time to tap into this type of character that explores strong anti-war, pro euthanasia and anarchist themes.

Aside from playing Ryan Atwood on The O.C., he has also made several guest appearances on television shows like JAG, The District and Mad TV. On the big screen, he has acquired roles in the comedy drama Junebug and the 2007 crime drama thriller 88 Minutes, alongside Al Pacino.

The upcoming film is the latest of version adapted from the 1939 novel written by Dalton Trumbo, who also directed his own 1971 film adaptation, which featured Timothy Bottoms, Diane Varsi and Jason Robards. On several occasions, it has also been referenced in popular culture and has inspired a few plays and songs as well. 

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Sounds... gruesome. And totally not my thing, but I'll watch it just for the pretty. And although I do like Adam Brody, Ben's always been overshadowed by Adam's "acting", which consists of Adam being himself in front of a camera, so I can't wait for Ben to receive some recognition. Ben's actually a really great actor. So amazing in Junebug.

ETA: I only made this post so I could get e-mail alerts. There's something pathetically thrilling about your Hotmail saying, Inbox (55).

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Ruby Maguire is a ‘Robotech’ Baby

Newlywed Tobey Maguire takes baby Ruby, 10 months, for a walk on the sidewalk in front of their Los Angeles home on Monday.

The 31-year-old Spider-man star tied the knot with jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer on Monday in Hawaii.

It was announced over the weekend that Tobey is producing the sprawling sci-fi epic Robotech through his Maguire Entertainment production company and is eyeing the lead role.

“We are very excited to bring Robotech‘ to the big screen,” Tobey said. “There is a rich mythology that will be a great foundation for a sophisticated, smart and entertaining film.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Robotech was a cartoon series during the 1980s from Harmony Gold USA and Tatsunoko Prods. It was re-edited and re-dialogued to combine three Japanese anime series to give the producers enough episodes to air as a daily syndicated series.”


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Everett Voluntarily Moving Arms & Legs

Kevin Everett might walk again after all.

The doctor who performed the spinal surgery on Everett told Buffalo TV station WIVB on Tuesday that Everett has voluntary movement of his arms and legs and as a result he is optimistic that Everett will walk again.

Dr. Andrew Cappuccino told WIVB that Everett's sedation levels were lowered on Tuesday, allowing him to respond to verbal commands. WIVB also reported that Everett's latest MRI shows only a small amount of swelling on his spinal cord.

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Happy Birthday Jayden

Britney might have spent the weekend partying in Vegas, but her husband did a little partying of his own! Of course, Kevin's party schedule was a little lighter than Brit's, consisting of a private birthday celebration for his one-year-old son Jayden yesterday afternoon with a very exclusive guest list - family (and Federline assistants) only!

(Now if only he'd find a way to kick his nicotine addiction - after all, is it really good form to sneak off during your kid's birthday party for a cigarette?)


Brit's parents were at the party too

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Sadie Sandler is Little Miss Giggles

Funny man Adam Sandler and his wife Jackie take their daughter Sadie Madison, 16 months, to a party in Malibu on Saturday.

The Sandler bunch celebrated Goldie Hawn’s son Oliver’s 31st birthday.


Sandler, 41, has been busy filming a new comedy called You Don’t Mess with the Zohan about a Mossad agent who fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist. The comedy opens June 6, 2008 and also stars Rob Schneider.

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Ugly Betty Sneak Peak Season Two

Justin and Willamena take center stage in the little preview. Personally they are my two favorite characters when they get together. Rumor has it Justin is going to be helping Williamena out around the office this year.
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The famous faces of David and Victoria Beckham once again grace the cover of an American magazine but this time I don’t think the Beckhams will be buying a copy it.

In the October issue of Radar Magazine, known for it’s pull no punches style of journalism, has dubbed the duo the “Most Overhyped people on the planet calling David an “overpaid soccer star” and Victoria a “pointless collection of body parts.”

The magazine is slated to hit the stand just weeks after a knee injury has ended David’s American soccer debut.

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Britney Spears Comeback Offer.



Britney Spears, still reeling from her awful VMA performance, has received an invitation from the Ace & TJ morning show, a nationally syndicated program, to reedem herself in front of record and radio executives by performing at the NAB Radio Show’s R&R Convention later this month in Charlotte, N.C. It’s one of the industry’s most important gatherings. Britney has to accept or decline the offer.




UPDATE: This was sent to me. Turns out it is being voted on to try and get it on VH1's Best Week Ever. Looks Like Ace and TJ are trying to get this offer widely known. You can vote here: http://www.bestweekever.tv/ble/story/3707


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Brad & Angelina @ FAO Schwarz

Jetsetters Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie drop off son Maddox, 6, at the Lycee Francais de New York school on Monday morning.

Later in the morning, Brad and Angie took their middle children — Pax, 3, and Zahara, 2 — to FAO Schwarz in New York City.


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Mandy Gets Randy on Stripper Pole

Mandy Gets Randy on Stripper Pole



Miss Mandy Moore has finally shown a side of her that TMZ readers have been waiting for. Yes, that's right, she's riding a stripper pole.

Only Perez Hilton could get her to do it. Watch as Mandy cusses like a ... well, like an actress. To complete her terpsichorean endeavor, she also licks the pole.

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No Metal In The Magic Kingdom?

Heavy metal band Machine Head claims Disney has it out for the band, but the result sure hasn't hurt the band's public profile.
According to a statement by the band, the House of Mouse allegedly pressured Live Nation into canceling a Machine Head show at the House of Blues Anaheim, which sits on a plot of land owned by Disney Properties. When Machine Head blew the whistle on Disney, the company retaliated by canceling a second HoB performance, this time on Disney property in Orlando - according to the band.
The first show, scheduled September 7th, was moved to The Glass House in Pomona, Calif. - a shift the band blamed on the family-oriented sensibilities of Walt's company.
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Justin Timberlake Postpones 2 Tour Dates


Justin Timberlake has been ordered to rest his voice.

Timberlake's strained voice is the result of his performance Sunday at MTV's Video Music Awards in Las Vegas and months of touring, Jive Records said in a statement Tuesday.

A doctor ordered several days of vocal rest for Timberlake, forcing the 26-year-old singer to miss shows in Sacramento, Calif., on Monday and San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday.

Tour promoter AEG Live has rescheduled the shows for Sept. 23 in San Jose and Sept. 25 in Sacramento.

Timberlake wraps up his FutureSex/LoveShow tour this month.

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MOAR Info On Britney's New Album




Accuse Britney Spears of many things — but don't count a lack of self-awareness among them. Entertainment Weekly was given official access to four unmastered tracks from the star's way-under-wraps upcoming album (label insiders say that all song leaks on websites such as perezhilton.com are not only unsanctioned, but often incomplete) — and the first one's a doozy. Produced by Bloodshy & Avant, the Swedish team behind her 2004 smash ''Toxic,'' ''Piece of Me'' kicks off with her standard breathy-sexy growl over a thumping hook: ''I'm Mrs. American dream/ Since I was 17.'' Then things get darker: ''I'm Mrs. Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous/I'm Mrs. 'Oh my God, that Britney's shameless'/ I'm Mrs. 'Extra, extra, this just in' / I'm Mrs. 'She's too fat, now she's too thin.''' At other points in the song, she refers to herself as ''bad media karma'' and insists, ''Another day, another drama/ I can't see the harm in working hard and being a mama.'' According to her reps, the song may very well be her second single after the already charting ''Gimme More.''

The spare, glitchy ''Radar'' is also credited to Bloodshy, and promises, ''Boy, I've got my eyes on you,'' accompanied by Vocoder ''da da da''s and what sounds not unlike a real live Doppler radar machine (how method!).

''Break the Ice,'' meanwhile, may remind some of Nelly Furtado's 2007 hit ''Say It Right'' — and for good reason; it also gets its sound from Nate ''Danjahandz'' Hills (the producer behind ''Gimme More'').

Finally, ''Heaven on Earth,'' an airy disco-queen come-on in the vein of Gwen Stefani's Sweet Escape, was penned by songwriter Kara DioGuardi (she cowrote both Ashlee Simpson?s ''Pieces of Me'' and Kelly Clarkson's ''Walk Away,'' as well as Stefani's ''Rich Girl'').

Not heard so far: any ballads or explicit references to Kevin Federline or other famous exes (JT, you're in the clear — for now). Spears' as-yet-untitled fifth studio album is due Nov. 13.


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Um.. Break The Ice sounds nothing like Say It Right. Have they even heard the songs?? O_o

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Virgie Arthur has said she was the only person who visited the grave yesterday of Anna Nicole's son Daniel on the first anniversary of his death. Au contraire!

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TMZ has obtained this photo of the gravesite. The yellow and white flowers are plastic, courtesy of Virgie. So who left the two bouquets? It was Howard K. Stern.

Stern gave TMZ the following statement: "I visited Anna and Daniel twice yesterday under the cover of darkness because I did not want the media to capture my private moments with loved ones. In the early morning, I brought two baskets of flowers from Dannielynn, myself, and others. When I visited again late at night, I found plastic flowers drilled into the ground next to our flowers.

I did not want to take pictures or release any statement concerning my visits. However, Anna's birth mother brought Splash News with her to the cemetery (or was it the other way around?) and then claimed in an interview that nobody visited Anna and Daniel.

Unfortunately, I have learned to anticipate this type of exploitative expression of alleged love and took the necessary precautions. I sincerely hope that Splash News has the decency not to make this a pattern for all future anniversaries, birthdays, and holidays.

As in the past, I am not profiting from these pictures or this statement in any manner."

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Maria Bello on The Mummy 3



Maria Bello, who co-stars in the upcoming sequel film The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
, told SCI FI Wire that she plays a kick-ass version of the character originated by Rachel Weisz.

Bello, who won wide acclaim for 2005's A History of Violence, spoke at the Toronto International Film Festival and added that she dyed her normally blond hair auburn for the sequel. "Yeah, it's for a film role. It's for Mummy 3, and I love it," she said.

Bello, who took time off from filming in Montreal to appear at the film festival to promote The Jane Austen Book Club, takes over the role of Evelyn Carnahan from Weisz, who played the character in the first two Mummy movies but bowed out of the third.

"She has the same name, but she's a very different character than Rachel played," Bello said in an interview. "She's a bad-ass action chick. I had to train a lot. I had to do wushu, a martial-art form, some kickboxing, swordfighting, rifle training for a couple of months before we even started shooting." Bello added: "It's the role of my dreams. It is just a blast."

Bello will soon join co-stars Brendan Fraser and Jet Li for two months of shooting in China.

Bello said that after a few weeks of rehearsal, she sustained a black eye after getting butted by a Winchester rifle, but added that she's fine now. "I'm looking forward to the doll, too, though," she said cryptically. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor opens Aug. 1, 2008. —Mike Szymanski  

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MK Splits From Snow

what a boring, low-profile break up?! :/

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MARY-KATE OLSEN has split from boyfriend MAX SNOW, according to U.S. reports. The couple, who started dating in September 2006, decided to call off their romance due to their busy schedules. An Olsen insider tells In Touch Weekly magazine, "They broke up mainly because she was in L.A. and Max was in New York, which made the long-distance relationship tough (sic)." Snow, an aspiring rocker, is actress Uma Thurman's cousin.

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The 20 Greatest Lyrical Bitchslaps

On his new album, Kid Rock lashes out at ex-girlfriend Pam Anderson by declaring his new girlfriend "half [Pam's] age and twice as hot."

It's a brutal insult, but this sort of lyrical bitchslap is nothing new. Artists have been dissing ex's, other artists and political figures for decades. The diss is generally associated with rap, but don't be fooled; it can translate to all genres.

There are several immediate measurements of a quality diss, such as originality and inappropriateness. However, only time will tell how good a diss song really is. As you'll see below, the best disses usually make a long-lasting impression and cause damage beyond just hurting someone's feelings. Some even lead to severe emotional damage, public humiliation, or in extreme cases, death.

Here are the greatest musical disses of all-time...

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Madonna Loves Sex Toys

Madonna might be fast approaching 50 but the days of her Sex book phase are not behind her.

Madge and director hubby Guy Ritchie were spotted leaving Claridges Hotel in London on Monday. On their way out, her Madgesty was seen carrying a ‘Purple Penetrator’ strap-on sex toy in a clear plastic bag.

I wonder what plans Madonna and Guy have for their 6″ purple pal!
Madonna, 49, and Guy, 38, celebrate their seventh year wedding anniversary this December. Congrats to the kinky couple!
Earlier that morning, Madge was seen leaving her North London gym with a water bottle in hand.

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Shyamalan talks 'Avatar'

Why did stylish director M. Night Shyamalan decide to tackle Nickelodeon’s “Avatar: The Last Airbender”? According to him, it was the animated series’ “cool fighting scenes” and the its supernatural elements. Hear the auteur discuss his upcoming project in the video below, an extra from the latest “Avatar” DVD release.


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"Full House" Star Pregnant -- An Inside Look
 

TMZ has the inside scoop on Jodie Sweetin, aka Stephanie on "Full House," and when we say "inside," we mean inside!

TMZ has obtained this sonogram of Steph's baby with hubby Cody Herpin, courtesy of the happy couple themselves. TMZ is proud to announce their oven bun to their family and friends. Jodie and Cody were married just weeks ago at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas.

Congratulations!

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