May 30th, 2008

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Pictures of Ashlee Simpson's Older Sister at LAX

Jessica Simpson's Tan Ten-Gallon

Jessica Simpson tips her ten gallon hat to fans as she arrives at LAX airport in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Jessica, 27, flew from Dallas with her BFF and personal hair stylist Ken Paves.

Apparently the Irresistible singer is dipping her toe into Las Vegas real estate, plunking down a small fortune for a unit in the brand new Palms Place condo-hotel, adjacent to the trendy hotel. According to a hotel spokesman, J. Simpson was the first celebrity to close on a one-bedroom suite. Vegas developer George Maloof Jr. has indicated that most buyers are paying in cash! The grand opening is this weekend.

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Who's Gonna Be Seated By Who: A Behind The Scenes Look

hhh-be.jpgChaos is sure to ensue at this Sunday's MTV Movie Awards (remember when Will Ferrell made out with Sacha Baron Cohen?), but the real chaos began long ago for Shelley Lazar, who organized all of the seating arrangements for this year's show at L.A.'s Gibson Amphitheatre. Even though she's a veteran in the field of seating charts (her company, the Executive Ticket Club, has coordinated many events, including the papal mass at Yankee Stadium, Live Aid, and concert tours for the Rolling Stones and Billy Joel), it was still a grueling feat for Lazar. But thanks to a little thing she calls "Shelley's follies," the game of musical chairs became much more enjoyable. Here, she explains the science of celebrity seating arrangement.

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Another Set of 15 Pics (New Ones) from Speidi's Mexican Getaway!

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are Mexican Mushballs

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt pose for photographers on their romantic vacation in Mexico this week.

Spencer carried Heidi along the beach of the Palmilla Resort before they rested on a rock to watch the sunset together.

Their website, SpeidiWeb, has their personal blogs, pictures, as well as polls. Spencer recently posted that Speidi is shooting a special for MTV, but hasn’t revealed exactly what they’re shooting.

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Mark Millar on "Wanted"



“I was sitting alone in the screening room watching it, and the whole time I’m thinking, Please don’t suck! I actually couldn’t enjoy it for the first 40 minutes because I kept thinking, OK, this is where the good stuff stops and it starts getting shitty, but the director maintained it all the way through. He brought real weight to it. Even the shots at times are exactly like [the original book]. On set it was like walking around the panels of the comic. And the voice-over is exactly the captions from the comic. So I’m actually quite stunned, because I was thinking about the movie as a separate entity and I was pleased with how much it matches up. 

Originally, it was like being a sperm donor. Giving this thing up, I just provided the sperm. It was going to take on a life of its own, as far as I was concerned. But this was kind of like meeting up with the kid years later and we look identical and we run the same course. [Laughs.] It’s great.” 

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Oprah can buy you if she wants

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Oprah Winfrey isn’t letting the demise of her media empire get her down. 

The talk show diva stepped out today for a hardcore session of retail therapy in Beverly Hills. Looking ready to battle the California sun in a loose-fitting floral blouse, white gypsy skirt and the most adorable pair of white kitten heel peep-toes, Miss O greeted fans and happily offered her autograph to her many admirers who gathered at the upscale retailer to catch a glimpse of the most powerful woman on television. 

After doing a little (and we’re talkin’ tiny when it comes to Oprah dollars) on her credit card, Winfrey was driven to a high-end vegan restaurant where she (well, her minders) picked up some goodies to go. Why vegan, you ask? Miss Winfrey recently started a 21-day cleanse diet developed by spiritual counselor Kathy Freston, author of Quantum Wellness

The self-admitted food addict has eliminated caffeine, sugar, alcohol, gluten and animal products on the diet, which usually lasts 3 weeks.

Says Oprah: “I had recently come to the conclusion that after spending weeks reading and rereading A New Earth and being on line with Eckhart Tolle that bringing a higher level of awareness to my eating was the solution I’d been avoiding. How can you say you’re trying to spiritually evolve, without even a thought about what happens to the animals whose lives are sacrificed in the name of gluttony?”

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Jared Leto To Host MTV ASIA AWARDS

MTV Networks Asia's flagship show - MTV Asia Awards (MAA) 2008 is all set to take over the Malaysian music scene! The highly anticipated pan-regional music event is back for the sixth year running, bringing music excitement to all music fans in over nine countries in Asia. For the first time, the Awards show that celebrates and pays tribute to regional and international music talents will be held at the Arena of Stars in Genting- City of Entertainment, Malaysia on August 2, 2008 and will be hosted by Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars. The MAA 2008 will be broadcasted to over 291 million homes across the region. Regular updates will be available at the official website at Portions of the programming will be carried on MTV channels worldwide, reaching more than a billion viewers across 162 countries.
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Has Christina Aguilera Gotten Liposuction?
Celebrity Plastic Surgery by Jet H. Ross

Christina Aguilera is still hot enough to be on Maxim’s latest list of the 100 Hottest Women. But has the new mother gotten some plastic surgery help her get back into pre-pregnancy shape?

UsWeekly has reported that 27-year old Christina has dropped 40 pounds of baby weight in the months since her son Max was born, leading Make Me Heal to wonder if Christina’s quick ability to bounce back is due more to a plastic surgery mommy makeover than to dedicated diet and exercise.

Christina Aguilera may have gotten liposuction right after giving birth to her son to help her more quickly regain her pre-pregnancy shape. If she did go under the knife, it would likely be one of those quick downtime liposuction procedures such as Smartlipo, Vaser LipoSelection, or CoolLipo. She may have also gotten her skin tightened and cellulite reduced with Velasmooth, which is the same type of procedure that Kim Kardashian and her sisters recently had (read about Kim Kardashian’s Plastic Surgery). Christina’s notoriously large breasts reportedly grew to a gargantuan E-cup during her pregnancy, according to the singer, and are still looking so full and high that she may need to have a breast lift in the near future.

Besides breast implants, the new mommy is rumored to have gotten a nose job and lip injections to help enhance her career.

Christina definitely has Make Me Heal’s vote for hottest mom of the year.

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bodyguard for busta rhymes found shot to death

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A man who worked security for rapper Busta Rhymes was shot multiple times and found dead in the back of his pickup truck on Wednesday (May 28th), has learned.

Jermaine Williams, 35, of the Bronx, was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in Ozone Park, Queens. Police found blood dripping from the backseat of his SUV when they discovered Williams' body, which was wrapped in a blanket in the backseat of the SUV.

Sources have confirmed with that Williams, also known as “Black,” was Rhymes' bodyguard, although it is unclear if he was working for the rapper as of press time.

Busta Rhymes has been on a tour of Europe and was not in the country at the time of the incident sources told Williams, who leaves behind two children, reportedly went to Queens to visit his grandmother and ended up missing for almost 24 hours.

Police are still seeking the suspects who committed the murder.

Williams is the second bodyguard employed by Busta Rhymes to be shot dead.

His former bodyguard Israel Ramirez was shot dead on February 5, 2006, outside of a warehouse, where a music video for the remix to Rhymes’ single “Touch It” was being shot. Ramirez, 29, was shot in the chest in front of the building, where as many as 500 people may have witnessed the shooting.

To date, a shooter has never been identified and Rhymes has denied any knowledge of Ramirez’ shooting.


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Before last week's "American Idol" finale, where they took the stage at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live to perform their hit song "Apologize" alongside 17-year-old David Archuleta, the guys in OneRepublic didn't count themselves among the "Idol" faithful. In fact, they only started paying attention to the televised talent competition the previous week, when they found out they'd be appearing on one of the highest-rated programs of 2008.

"We were in London last week, and we got a call right before we came back to the States saying, 'You're not going to believe this, but you're playing the "American Idol" finale,' " recalled frontman Ryan Tedder, who hobbled his way down the "Idol" red carpet on crutches, having torn his Achilles tendon ("I was on the beach, and these baby seals were getting clubbed, and I ran up and stopped the clubbing, and they clubbed me," he joked).

Tedder, who called his injury "so painful" and one of "the worst things" he'd experienced, said the band just returned from Paris, where they shot a video for their next single from Dreaming Out Loud, "Say (All I Need)." Tedder — who has written songs for Jennifer Lopez, Natasha Bedingfield, Ludacris, Hilary Duff, Timbaland and Jennifer Hudson — revealed that the clip features a grunge icon.

"We have a little cameo in the video: Chris Cornell shows up in the first few frames," he said. "We shot it in the old section of Paris. The song's about living in Los Angeles the last five years, and we were in Europe and wanted to make the video. We've been lucky enough to have as much success overseas as we've had in the States, so we thought, when else are we going to have time to shoot a video in Europe?"

In the clip, the boys are seen wandering the streets of Paris, ending up on a rooftop. The video was shot half in color and half in black and white. "We wanted to make a piece of art and do something beautiful and inspiring," said Tedder, who is now working with Kelly Clarkson. "We've just started promoting it, and it's my favorite track on the record. People who liked 'Apologize' will love it."

In fact, the band asked the "Idol" producers if they could play "Say (All I Need)" during the finale, but it didn't work out. "They wanted us to do 'Apologize,' so it was a bit of a trade-off," Tedder said. "But in the end, we figured, 'Whatever, let's do it.' "

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She’s definitely coming into her own as a woman, and last night pop singer JoJo was hamming it up at the Step Up Women’s Network’s 10th Anniversary Inspiration Awards Gala.

The 17-year-old songbird posed like a pro for the paparazzi outside the IAC Building in New York City sporting a very sexy pink and silver cleavage-baring gown.

Having already sold more than five million albums worldwide, she has big plans for her third album, currently titled All I want is Everything slated for release later this year.

In an April 2008 interview at the Hearst Tower for the “Ultimate Prom” party, JoJo stated that she is writing and producing her new album in Boston and Atlanta. She has also lined up producers Timbaland, Tank, Polow da Don, DJ Toomp and gospel artist J. Moss, though the music will remain “secular



Jonathan Rhys-meyers Attacked For Dog Dinner

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Jonathan Rhys-meyers has come under fire from animal rights activists after his latest co-star, Radha Mitchell, let it slip that he ate dog while filming in China.

Mitchell coos about the movie hunk's "adventurous pallet" but officials at People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) are less than impressed.

The actress insists dining out in rural China, where she and Rhys-Meyers, shot new film The Children of Huang Shi was a challenge - and her co-star decided to go native.

She says, "The challenge was ordering lunch and getting chicken claws, just these weird things that you don't expect and you're not used to so you're constantly adjusting.

"Jonathan did the dog's meat. We were in some restaurant and there was dog meat on the menu and there was someone next to us just sitting there with their Chihuahua in a handbag.

"I was thinking, 'That could've been dessert.'"

But Peta bosses are appalled that Rhys-Meyers, who plays British journalist George Hogg in the Roger Spottiswoode film, sampled man's best friend.

Spokesman Michael McGraw rages, "Most people are appalled to hear about Jonathan Rhys Meyers eating dog flesh."

And he urges anyone sickened by the story to consider turning veggie: "They should take a look at what's on their own plates. Chickens and cows may not be as cute and cuddly as puppies, but when it comes to their ability to feel pain and suffer, they are no different from animals people call pets.

"The best way to avoid harming any animals is simply not to eat them and go veggie."


Neil Patrick Harris enjoys his work

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Neil Patrick Harris talked to the Hollywood Reporter about how easy it was for him to come out, and about the strong response his performance as Barney provokes in the viewer. A strong, personal, physical response.

Says Harris: "There have been very few negative repercussions about my revelations about my personal life, partly because I was on the show already playing Barney, partly because I was very candid with everyone in my work world about my life so it asn't like this big scandalous revelation. It was a nice moment of clarity and exhalation to see that everyone kind of shrugged ... there's a lot of people that appreciate that an actor acts," joking, "I made out with Cobie Smulders last week on the show, and when I watched it I got an erection. And she's a chick, you know what I'm saying?"

Source: Hollywood Reporter via Towleroad

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It’s been nearly a whole day since we’ve last seen Paris Hilton.

So, where is the globetrotting celebutante today? She was spotted at Narita International Airport in Chiba, Japan.

With little to no interest in the Hilton brand Stateside, Paris has headed to the Far East to continue filming her upcoming reality show.

In Paris BFF, wannabes move into a house with her and audition to be her best bud. The heiress will be judging them on their sincerity, fashion sense and, like, whether or not they can get into a club.

Hey, when you’re the highest-paid party princess in the world, that’s important!


Who Fired 50 Cent's Baby Mama?

A raging inferno broke out at a house owned by 50 Cent early this morning, and the local fire department tells us the fire is "highly suspicious".
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The fire broke out at the six bedroom, five bath house in Dix Hills, NY around 5:00 AM. Six people, including the rapper's ex Shaniqua Tompkins and their 10-year-old son Marquise, were in the house. They all were transported to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.

50 Cent House Fire: Click to watch!The Chief of the Dix Hills Fire Department tells TMZ that dogs are currently searching the burned out rubble, as the intensity of the fire made it highly suspect. The Chief says they're searching for what substance possibly could have been used as an igniter.

The house has been the subject of a bitter dispute between Fiddy, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, and Tompkins. The rapper reportedly bought the home -- one of the biggest cribs in the area -- for a cool $1.4 mil in January 2007. Last month he tried to evict Tompkins and Marquise from the house, demanding she pay him $4,500 a month in rent.

Story developing ...

UPDATE 10:25 AM ET: Suffolk Police tell us they received a call at 5 AM. An off-duty police officer was driving by and stopped to help rescue the victims inside the house. We're told injuries to all six victims -- including Tompkins -- are non-life threatening and they have been treated and released from the hospital. While they are currently investigating the fire's cause, we're told 50 Cent is not a suspect at this point.


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CineVegas announces Half-Life stars

CineVegas announced six thesps who will receive honors at the Sin City film fest's 10th anniversary gathering next month.

The marquee award for lifetime achievement will go to Anjelica Huston. Don Cheadle, Rosario Dawson, Viggo Mortensen and Sam Rockwell draw half-life awards. Honorees will attend fest events and take part in public conversations about their work. In addition, James Caan, who most recently starred in the NBC drama "Las Vegas," will receive the festival's Vegas icon award.

Nods will be presented at a reception at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood on June 20.

CineVegas runs June 12-21, with Peter Cattaneo's comedy "The Rocker," starring Rainn Wilson, set to open the fest.

Source: Rosario Online

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Clarissa Explains it All... about poopy diapers?

Melissa Joan Hart has such a potty mouth. And that's a good thing!

The former Sabrina, the Teenage Witch star is ready to begin potty training her eldest son, Mason, 2. And, in cooperation with Pull-Ups training pants, she'll be keeping an online diary of the high-fives and (soggy) lows.
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I bet Sabrina the Teenage Witch would just make it happen magically... with comedic hijinks ensuing.

25 Most Rockin' Guitar Riffs

25. "Enter Sandman" - Metallica
"Master Of Puppets" or "For Whom The Bells Tolls" or even "Fight Fire With Fire" might make for better overall riffs, but "Enter Sandman" has a presence that everyone in the room feels and I've seen some pretty bad bar bands tackle this one and still come out sounding as if they knew something about music.

24. "Sweet Child O' Mine"--Guns n' Roses
This is one of those Pavlovian riffs. You hear it start up and the entire song starts to play in your head. Whether you want it to or not. It's the equivalent of someone yelling the song's title and then 1-2-3-4, except it sounds better.

23. "Black Dog"--Led Zeppelin
Jimmy Page figured out the 1970s before anyone. As a guitar player he wasn't about to let a lead singer score all the girls, so he made sure that his band based their tunes not on quaint little pop hooks, but guitar riffs that would send every teenager in America back to their bedrooms to woodshed and to scrutinize how it was done. Then he gave the songs titles that no one could figure out.

22. "Freebird"--Lynyrd Skynyrd
There's a reason people still call out for this song and it goes beyond just because everyone always does. There was a time when this lonesome, whiny riff actually could make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. That year was sometime in the 1970s and ever since it's become a cliché, but there's a reason certain riffs become a cliché. They're as natural as breathing.

21. "Jumping Jack Flash"--The Rolling Stones:
Less a riff than a conglomeration of chords, but the Stones mastered the art of the chunky riff. Some would take "Brown Sugar." I'd prefer "Gimme Shelter" by a hair. But of this old beast's catalog, this still sounds fresh to me, while many others have grown tired thanks to the conspiracy of classic rock radio.

20. "Roadhouse Blues"--The Doors:
The Doors were never known for their guitar riffs. "Five To One" is a great two-note buzzsaw, the rewrite of the Kinks for "Hello, I Love You" was nice, but this is the one sliding riff that every bar band in America has done to death usually at the request of a very inebriated audience member who refuses to shut up until it is played.

19. "Johnny B. Goode"--Chuck Berry:
Considering how many songs have been written based on the "Chuck Berry" school of guitar and considering how many songs Chuck himself wrote based on this riff, tells me this is one immortal, undying riff. I've played it wrong for years.

18. "Kick Out The Jams"--MC5:
Whether or not these revolutionaries actually had the catalog to be the great American wunderkinds of the ‘70s is debatable. Album productions, flawed concepts, inter-band squabbles, politics all rendered them a mess. But their signature tune and its signature riff never lost an ounce of momentum.

17. "Pipeline"--The Chantays:
Surf Rock goes in and out of style, depending on the whims of fate. But this tune has been covered by enough punk bands and people of taste to ensure that even if you've never heard the Chantays version, you've heard someone do a good approximation.

16. "I Feel Fine"--The Beatles:
All said, I'd take "She Said, She Said" or "And Your Bird Can Sing," but we'll stick with the tunes that the band and their record company pushed on the public as hit singles. This one with its use of (gasp) feedback (were people conservative and corny back then or what?) and its string mangling complexity make you wonder why they bothered. I guess they wanted a challenge. This could've been a hit even without the difficult riff.

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20 Hottest Young Royals, lots of pictures full of LULZ

They're young, fabulously wealthy and have blue blood coursing through their veins. Meet the "20 Hottest Young Royals" in the world, compiled by influential fortune tracker, Forbes magazine.
By CNN's Stephanie Busari

20. Princess Sikhanyiso (Swaziland)
Princess Sikhanyiso (Swaziland)

19. Prince Philippos (Greece and Denmark)
Prince Philippos (Greece and Denmark)

18. Princess Iman bint Al Hussein (Jordan)

17. Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum (United Arab Emirates)

16. Princess Sirivannavari (Thailand)
Princess Sirivannavari (Thailand)

15. Princess Tsuguko (Japan)
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Two and a half people may be hitting the aisle

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Denise Richards may be going ballistic sooner than we thought. 

As her ex Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller prepare to walk down the aisle Friday night, friends of the bride-to-be tell us she may already be pregnant. 

"They've been busy working on having a baby," confides a pal. "They have been for a couple of months. It'd be great if they had a son, because Charlie already has three daughters." 

The "Two and a Half Men" star, 42, has a daughter, Cassandra, 23, by Paula Profit, and had Sam, 4, and Lola Rose, 3, with Richards. 

Asked if they were trying to start a family, Sheen's rep Stan Rosenfield told us: "That's often what people do when they get married." 

The 60 or so people invited to the nuptials know only to wear evening attire and wait for a car to whisk them to a secret location in L.A. 

"They had to tell Denise when it was, because they wanted the girls to come, but she doesn't know where it'll be," says the source. "Who knows? She may even crash the event with a camera crew." 

The "Scary Movie" actress has a new hit E! reality show, "Denise Richards: It's Complicated," adding to Sheen's ire. Last week, in fact, Ronsefield noted that the former spouses have been warring "longer than they were together." 

The battle got even uglier when Sheen recently produced e-mails Richards had allegedly sent Mueller, in which she says she wanted Charlie to give her a sperm donation so she could have more of his kids.
Richards claimed the e-mails were doctored, but a source tells us an expert has confirmed they came from Denise's computer and were not tampered with. 

Rosenfield would confirm only that the e-mail analyst had been hired. Meanwhile, Richards' spokeswoman Jill Fritzo said the actress has no plans to crash the wedding. 

While the unfairly handsome son of Martin Sheen has been linked with women from Kelly Preston to porn star Ginger Lynn Allen, and his split with Richards has been a nightmare-for-two, Mueller, seven years Richards' junior, is perfect for him, pals say. "They've both been sober for a long time now, and they support each other in a healthy, family-type lifestyle," says the friend. "They are so much in love."

They'll delay their honeymoon by a day to attend a benefit Saturday for the Chrysalis Foundation, which helps homeless people change their lives with jobs.

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The New York Times Hates SJP

NY Times: Sex and the City Movie is "the Pits"

Bad news, Sex and the City fans.

The New York Times is none too pleased with the long-awaited comedy.

"A little Botox goes a long way in Sex and the City, but a little decent writing would have gone even further," critic Manohla Dargis begins her scathing review of the movie (which opens today).

Dargis writes that Sarah Jessica Parker "apparently felt compelled to go big screen ... I wish Ms. Parker had let that bee in her bonnet go silent."

The movie, Dargis says, "is the pits, a vulgar, shrill, deeply shallow — and, at 2 hours and 22 turgid minutes, overlong — addendum to a show that had, over the years, evolved and expanded in surprising ways."

Adds Dargis, "There are no surprises in the movie, at least not good ones."

The review ends with an attack on lead character Carrie Bradshaw.

"There is something depressingly stunted about this movie; something desperate too," Dargis writes. "It isn’t that Carrie has grown older or overly familiar. It’s that awash in materialism and narcissism, a cloth flower pinned to her dress where cool chicks wear their Obama buttons, this It Girl has become totally Ick."

Tell Us: Will bad reviews stop you from seeing SATC?



New International Hellboy II Poster

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Empire Online has premiered a new international poster for Universal Pictures' Hellboy II: The Golden Army, opening in theaters on July 11. Written and directed by Guillermo del Toro (upcoming The Hobbit and its sequel), the sequel stars Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Luke Goss, Seth MacFarlane, Anna Walton, Brian Steele, Roy Dotrice and John Hurt.

You can see the full poster by clicking the image below. For more previously-released international posters and images, go here.

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Morrissey's manager axe

Morrissey has fired his long-term manager.

Merck Mercuriadis has been axed in favour of the former Smiths frontman signing a deal with the management company who currently look after Robbie Williams.

Merck insists he isn't bitter about the axe - and says it comes as a relief as he can now take some time off.

He said: "Over the last five years, Morrissey and I have had three albums which entered the charts at five, two and one, and had 10 top 20 singles and sold hundreds of gigs all over the world from London to Los Angeles

"I believe my penance is complete and Saint Morrissey has granted my absolution."

Morrissey is due to perform at London's Wireless festival in July, an appearance he says he is looking forward to.

He said: "I am honoured to be asked to headline on July 4, marking my 26th year haunting British music, and following the Hyde Park greats - T Rex, Joan Armatrading, and someone with insecure teeth.

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There's a club, if you'd like to go
You could meet somebody who really loves you
So you go, and you stand on your own
And you leave on your own
And you go home, and you cry
And you want to die

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Heath Ledger's Family Coming to 'Batman' Premiere

The word from the inner workings at Warner Bros.: Heath Ledger’s family will journey from Australia to New York this summer for the premiere of "The Dark Knight." The film opens July 18.

Ledger as the Joker in this new "Batman" movie seems certain to be an Oscar-nominated performance. And I’m told the movie will be dedicated to Ledger’s memory, with the memoriam coming at the film’s conclusion. If that doesn’t bring tears and applause, nothing will.

The "Dark Knight" TV commercial during Thursday night’s "Lost" finale indicates that the Joker and not Batman is going to get the lion’s share of attention in this movie. Ledger was all over the commercial. I’m not even sure Christian Bale — er, Batman — was shown.

So we’ll get ready to pay tribute to Ledger, whose death was insanely tragic and unnecessary. And let’s hope the relatives in his non-immediate family, who love publicity, show some respect and keep their mouths shut and heads down this summer. A little propriety can go a long way.

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Kanye blogs about the other Flashing Lights videos



I shot 3 vids for flashing lights cuz I ain't like the first 2. I loved the 3rd one that I released with Spike and hit the world with that. I actually had Sam Speigal , Spike's brother and co-orchestrater of THE TOUR MUSIC, do a remix 2 the scary one 2 make the music fit. I planned 2 put it on a DVD later this year. No rant's here just an explanation of why yall getting those other vids rt now that I ain't approve and why I ain't finna post neither on my blog. So I hope whoever leaked them got the shine they was looking 4 cause that's all they'll get now. And I know that's incorrect english but that's how I talk when I want 2. Oh and I've just been 2 busy 2 get at the New York Times for all that his Ego BLAH BLAH BLAH bullshit so stay tuned. For fun, I want yall 2 read this whole post in the Grandma's Boy JP robot voice LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lydia Hearst: I'm No Paris!

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If you think that Paris Hilton is the model for all the exceedingly wealthy, young, blonde heiresses out there, you'd be sadly mistaken — or at least that's what Lydia Hearst would have you believe.

When OK! caught up with the 23-year-old model/actress/designer/gal-about-town at the Step Up Women's Network 10th Anniversary Inspiration Awards Gala in NYC on Thursday, she was more than willing to break down just how different she and her fellow celebutante truly are.

"I went to college," Lydia, who attended Sacred Heart University, tells OK!. "I'm a supermodel. I have a legitimate career in journalism, television, fashion and designing."

And then, the great-granddaughter of publishing giant William Randolph Hearst (and great-great-granddaughter of mining magnate George Hearst) appeared to take a catty swipe at Paris' entire family lineage, saying, "I'm a Hearst, not a Hilton!"

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Jessica Simpson Warns Jennifer Aniston About John Mayer

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Jessica Simpson is trying to warn Jennifer Aniston to be careful with new man John Mayer, because he is a notorious “ladies man”.

The wannabe country singer, who is currently dating American football star Tony Romo, was said to be jealous that her ex-boyfriend Mayer is dating the Friends star, but sources claim the green-eyed monster people are seeing is actually just concern.

A source says via Transworld News: “Jessica wants Jen to be aware of what she’s letting herself get into with John. She doesn’t want her to make the same mistakes. John is a ladies man.”

Others are also letting the rocker’s true colours be known, with a friend of Mayer adding: “He’ll spend every waking minute talking to someone and spending time with them and then move on to the next girl,” said the friend.

Is Jennifer making a mistake with John like she has done with all of these men?

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Jessie Spano joins 'Donnie Darko' Sequel

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Elizabeth Berkley (Showgirls, Saved by the Bell) has joined the cast of S. Darko, the Chris Fisher-directed sequel to 2001's cult hit Donnie Darko. The story is set seven years after the original as Donnie Darko's sister, Samantha (played by again by Daveigh Chase), flees town with her best friend (Briana Evigan, Step Up to the Streets, Fear Itself) when they are plagued by bizarre visions. Berkley plays a speed freak-turned-Jesus freak obsessed with cleansing the world of sin and infatuated with her dreamy pastor. Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl) and Justin Chatwin (The Chumscrubber) also have roles. Shooting is underway. Berkley just finished a stint on CSI: Miami and wrapped filming on The Butlers in Love, which is directed by David Arquette.


D'Lila Combs & Jessie Combs Hang Out At The Park

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Sure, he may be a baller and a shot caller but that doesn’t mean P. Diddy doesn’t have enough time to be a doting father as well!
The hip hop impressario took time out of his busy schedule yesterday to take his 18-month-old twin daughters, D’Lila Star and Jessie James, to a local park in Beverly Hills.

Sandcastles were the order of the day as Diddy joined the youngsters - his daughters with former girlfriend Kim Porter - in a sandpit. As he did so, it was evident how much he adores the pair with his eyes never leaving them for a moment as they played happily in the sun.

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Angelina DID Give Birth -- or Not?


"The Insider" breaks news that Angelina Jolie has given birth to twins! Details coming soon!




"In a statement to OK!, Entertainment Tonight claims to have confirmed reports of the birth of the Jolie-Pitt twins with a source close to the quickly expanding family.

According to the rumors from this morning, the Oscar-winner gave birth on Sunday in a Catholic clinic in the Aix-En-Provence region of France. No further details have been provided."


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ET breaks news that ANGELINA JOLIE has had her twins!

A source close to the actress confirms that she has given birth to twins in France. "Babies are great and so is mom," we're told.

ET is also hearing that the names are ISLA (pronounced eye-la) MARCHELINE (after Angie's mom) and AMELIE JANE (after Brad's mom) JOLIE-PITT.

The babies are the fifth and sixth children for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, whose family consists of Maddox, 6, Pax, 4, Zahara, 3 and Shiloh, 2.

Keep checking back here for more on this breaking story...





Contrary to a flurry of recent reports that Angelina Jolie has delivered her twins, PEOPLE can confirm it is not true.

"Angelina has not given birth. She is fine, enjoying her home and her family in France," a rep for the actress tells PEOPLE.





50 and Shaniqua fighting in the streets

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We got hold of a wild video of 50 Cent and the mother of his son Shaniqua Tompkins arguing in the streets of NYC Monday afternoon. The two are screaming and cursing at each other in public ... things get so heated Fiddy had to be held back!

This fight was triggered just after Fiddy and his ex were at a deposition -- the lawyer's office had just been trashed.

The former couple has been in a bitter battle after Fiddy tried to throw Tompkins out of the house he owns. The court sided with 50 in April, and Shaniqua was given until the end of the school year to pack up.

TMZ has learned that earlier this week, the flames already were flying between 50 Cent and his baby mama Shaniqua Tompkins, even before the fire that burned his house down last night.

A source tells TMZ that at the end of a long day of depositions, things got very heated at Tompkins' lawyer's office and that someone in Fiddy's entourage went nuts and "trashed" the office. That led to a police report being filed and the action spilled out onto the streets of lower Manhattan.

What's more, when Tompkins was deposed yesterday, the session had to be held at State Supreme Court for security reasons.

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Why are Blanchett's pals posing with her Oscar?

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Cate Blanchett’s pals like nothing more than posing with the Oscar she won in 2005.

The British actress bagged the prestigious award for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in ‘The Aviator’, co-starring Leonardo DiCaprio. She reveals that though at first she wanted to hide the award away, she changed her mind and ended up putting it on display on her grand piano.

As a result, pals who come over all pick it up and posse with it. “I thought about sticking it in the loo. I was going to be very witty and Emma Thompson about it,” the Daily Express quoted her, as saying.

“But I’m actually very proud of it so I ended up putting it on the grand piano because all my friends want to pick it up and pose with it,” she added.


Tatooine Idol: Blake Lewis

As the runner-up contestant in Season 6 of "American Idol," singer-songwriter Blake Lewis not only impressed the judges with his vocal talent but also with his skills as a beat boxer which could give Ben Burtt's sound designs a run for the money. Lewis chats with about his appreciation for Wookiees, the sound design in the Podrace and why Darth Vader is more intimidating than "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell.

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Rolling Stones, AC/DC’s songs can spark punch-ups in pubs

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The guitar riffs of songs such as the Rolling Stones’ ‘Street Fighting Man’ and heavy basslines of hip-hop tracks are most likely to incite punch-ups in Britain’s pubs and nightclubs, says a new research.

On the other hand, Robbie Williams, best known for his anthem ‘Angels’, leads the list of artists whose hits can calm drunken revellers, according to the study.

Glasgow University researchers have discovered why music can turn a night out violent.

The study, funded by the NHS, claims to provide the first evidence of a link between music and pub violence.
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Mole is sex tape clue

R. Kelly's gross mole rats him out


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Prosecution says mole links Kelly to sex tape

CHICAGO (AP) — A prosecution witness used images of a lower back mole on Thursday to link R. Kelly to a sex tape at the center of the R&B star's child pornography trial.
The potentially damaging testimony came a week after the singer's own attorneys brought up the mole in their opening statements. A defense attorney argued then that since the man in the graphic 27-minute tape did not have a mole, that man could not be Kelly.

But on Thursday video forensics expert Grant Fredericks froze several frames of the sex tape where a dark spot was visible on the man's back.

For comparison, Fredericks showed the jury a still photo taken of Kelly's back after his arrest in 2002, revealing a dark fingernail sized mole.

"There is a mark on the man's back in the exact same position," Fredericks said, referring to the tape.
Kelly and his attorneys looked grim and dejected during the expert's testimony, while prosecutors looked pleased, appearing to smile as they sat at their courtroom table.

Defense attorney Ed Genson grilled Fredericks in cross-examination, suggesting that the spot on the man's back in the video wasn't in the same place as the mole on Kelly's lower back.

At another point, Genson also said a spot in the video faded in and out of view and could have been a technical imperfection on the tape.

Kelly, 41, is charged with child pornography for allegedly videotaping himself having sex with a girl who prosecutors say was as young as 13. He has pleaded not guilty and faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
In testimony earlier in the day, an FBI forensic expert testified that the male and female in a sex tape at the heart of the case weren't computer-generated or altered.
In more than an hour of highly technical analysis, George Skaluba told jurors that the video appears to depict "real people in a real environment."

The defense maintains Kelly is not the man in the video and has repeatedly suggested that his likeness could have been computer-generated onto the 27-minute tape. The alleged victim, now 23, also has denied she is on the video.

Skaluba also told jurors that even if someone wanted to create digital images, it would be costly and could take years.

"It would be very, very time consuming and very hard to do," Skaluba said.
Under cross-examination, Skaluba conceded he wasn't in a position to say if the male on the tape was actually Kelly or a lookalike.

The tape obtained by prosecutors is not the original, but a copy several times removed from the original, Skaluba said.

Also Thursday, prosecutors said they needed more time to interview a potential defense witness before he can testify. The man told Kelly's attorneys he had information that could impeach the testimony of a prosecution witness.


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Billie Piper talks Doctor Who

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Actress Billie Piper has likened her return to Doctor Who as Rose Tyler to "putting on an old dress".

Piper bowed out of the popular BBC One show in 2006, after playing the Time Lord's assistant for two full series.

She will be seen in the 21 June episode of the current series - her first full appearance since the Doctor left her in a parallel world.

"I wouldn't have missed this for anything," the 25-year-old told Doctor Who Magazine.

"It means so much to me, this show, and so do the people that make it, so I really wanted to be here for these final episodes."

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Susan Sarandon vows move to Italy or Canada if McCain elected...

SUSAN SARANDON, who appeared in three films last year and won kudos for her TV movie "Bernard and Doris," is still not a contented soul. She says if John McCain gets elected, she will move to Italy or Canada. She adds, "It's a critical time, but I have faith in the American people."

OK, American people. You don't want Susan to move out of the country, so it's up to you to elect Barack Obama. What? You thought Susan of all people would be for Hillary Clinton? Well, no. She told John Hiscock: "I thought the whole point of feminism is that you're not supposed to be defined by gender. I don't understand the reasoning behind that, because I wouldn't vote for Condoleezza Rice, and I hated Margaret Thatcher."

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EXCLUSIVE: Angelina Birth Rumors Not True

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Contrary to a flurry recent reports that Angelina Jolie has delivered her twins, PEOPLE can confirm it is not true.

"Angelina has not given birth. She is fine, enjoying her home and her family in France," a rep for the actress tells PEOPLE.

Jolie and Brad Pitt recently signed a long-term lease for a chateau on the French Riviera. The 32-year-old – already mom to to Maddox, 6; Pax, 4; Zahara, 3; and Shiloh, 2 – also revealed to reporters at Cannes Film Festival that she was considering giving birth in France – and that French is the "second language" in the family's home.

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It's Time For Notable Quotables!

PEOPLE Photo Special -- The Week's 10 Best Celeb Quotes

Pete and Ashlee's Christmas in May, plus more from David Cook, Kristen Bell and other stars...

"I don't really like to respond to things I read about myself in the press but, for the record, I was not thrown off anybody's yacht in Cannes."
– Singer Lily Allen (pictured in Cannes), dismissing rumors of rowdy behavior via her MySpace page

"It's amazing what a haircut and forgetting to shave will do."
– American Idol David Cook, on being a "cougar" magnet, to Today's Meredith Vieira

"That’s cheap. Everyone’s kissed George Clooney."
Madonna, after auctioning off her Chanel purse for more than $471,000 – that's $171,000 more than a kiss from Clooney fetched – at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit in Cannes   

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Paul McCartney names Radiohead and Zutons among favourite bands

Sir Paul McCartney is busy preparing for The Sound Concert – part of Liverpool’s European Capital Of Culture celebrations – but took time out to talk to the BBC about the current state of the music industry.

The former Beatle announced Radiohead, The Zutons, The Killers and The Wombats as his favourite bands of the moment, while Echo & The Bunnymen get a mention for their Liverpudlian connection. Bob Dylan is named as one of McCartney’s biggest living influences, claiming: “He’s a great poet – a cool guy. He’s Him, he’s Dylan”.

When asked about the ever-changing music distribution model, McCartney seems indifferent by saying “I’ve seen all the changes, it doesn’t really matter to me”.

“You’ve still got to have the music, that’s the bottom line”.


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IT takes a lot to separate Lindsay Lohan from her constant companion, Samantha Ronson - but if anyone can do it, it's her obsessive father, Michael Lohan. Wednesday night, Michael showed up at the Peninsula Hotel, where Ronson was deejaying a party.

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Meanwhile, viewers of E!'s "Living Lohan" were disturbed by the scene in the first episode where Dina is at her computer watching a sex tape of a Lindsay look-alike, when Ali, 14, walks in and asks, "Is that Lindsay?"

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Aubrey O’Day celebrated her 24th birthday at a star-studded soiree at The Plumm in New York City.

The Danity Kane diva was joined by fellow AA-listers Jaslene González, D. Woods and rapper Fabolous. No sight of current flame Jesse McCartney.

Looking increasingly like a bleached out porn star, the birthday girl donned a sparkly strapless mini-dress for the big day.

Inexplicably, however, Aubrey’s actual birthday was over three months ago. But why let a little detail like that get in the way of a good party, right?

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Muse new album info

Muse to release next album more 'organically'

Band won't be giving album away free like Radiohead, though


Muse have revealed their new material may be released more 'organically' rather than saved up for an album.

The band also explained that the rise of downloading has created "a canvas to do whatever you want".

Speaking to Radio 1's Newsbeat, drummer Dom Howard said: "The traditional format of releasing an album on CD is not the most common thing a new music buyer or listener would typically go and get from a shop these days.

"Not that we're against the concept of releasing an album in the traditional format at all. It's just the way the world and technology is evolving, it's presenting a canvas to do whatever you want and just release music as and when it is ready to release. It can happen much more organically.

"If we group a bunch of tracks together it's because they're meant to be together as a unit."

Howard denied that Muse would be releasing material in the same manner as Radiohead's 'In Rainbows' free download concept however.

Howard confirmed: "We won't be doing the same thing as Radiohead, no.

"Everyone is plucking ideas out of the sky and any band can decide how they release an album. It's all good, I'm all for it."

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Chicago Sun-Times music critic must testify for the defense in R. Kelly's child porn trial

Sun-Times music critic Jim DeRogatis must testify for the defense in R. Kelly's child porn trial, Judge Vincent Gaughan ruled this morning.

DeRogatis passed the notorious sex tape at the center of the case to police for investigation in 2002, and Kelly's attorneys say it is "crucial" to the singer's defense that DeRogatis testify.

Sun-Times attorney Damon Dunn argued Friday morning that DeRogatis should be protected from testifying by the Illinois reporter's privilege and the First Amendment. Kelly's attorneys were attempting to create a "chilling effect" against reporters covering Kelly by bringing DeRogatis in to testify, he said.

Anything DeRogatis could say in court would be "irrelevant" to Kelly's defense, he added.

But Gaughan sided with Kelly's attorney Marc Martin, saying that the reporter's privilege only protects journalists from identifying their sources. Gaughan said he would not allow Kelly's team to question DeRogatis about his sources, or to ask him how he got the tape, or to ask DeRogatis if he made a copy of the tape. "He will have to testify," Gaughan concluded.

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Shaniqua says 50 tried to kill her!

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We just caught up with Shaniqua Tompkins as she got back to her house -- or what's left of it after this morning's big blaze -- and 50 Cent's ex-shawty went OFF!

Where do we begin? She alleges that he tried to kill her, that he's obsessed with her, and -- well, just listen to this crazy rant!

The lawyer for 50 Cent's baby mama, Shaniqua Tompkins, tells TMZ that she heard "someone" come into the house this morning at 4 AM, shortly before the fire broke out around a hour later.

Paul Catsandonis, Shaniqua's lawyer, tells us that his client is "traumatized" by the fire and that the kids are similarly in total shock. Six people, including Tompkins and their 10-year-old son Marquise, were in the house. They all were transported to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.

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Trailer for The Go-Getter

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One of my favorite films of 2007 was never released. You see, The Go-Getter premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival up against Son of Rambow, and most of the big movie buyers missed it. But finally Peach Arch Entertainment will be releasing the movie in limited theaters on June 6th 2008. Check out the film’s official movie trailer below, and tell me what you think in the comments.

Martin Hynes, best known for his role as George Lucas in George Lucas in Love, directed a wonderful coming of age road trip story featuring Lou Taylor Pucci as a young man who steals a car and sets off on a journey to connect with his brother after the traumatic loss of their mother. But this is really a story about a telephonic relationship Mercer develops with the “forgiving and mysterious girl owner of the stolen car (played by the wonderful Zooey Deschanel). Jena Malone also stars.

Using a mix of fantastic yet experimental cinematography, a great soundtrack featuring M. Ward, Elliott Smith and The Replacements, The Go-Getter is Garden State meets Into The Wild. Like Garden State, this film is very generational in appeal, and will likely find a big audience later on DVD. It’s really too bad that Peach Arch won’t open this in more theaters, as it is the type of film, like Garden State, to have huge break-out appeal with the niche generational audience for which it aims.

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Cyndi Laupers wants to make you "dance"

She’s still so unusual—and that’s just the way we like her!

Everyone’s fave platinum hit-maker Cyndi Lauper chats with MySpace Celebrity about this summer’s True Colors Tour with The The B-52s, Rosie O’Donnell and many more in support of the Human Rights Campaign. The tour starts May 31st! We also get the pop legend to spill the secrets behind the funky-cool artwork and title of her hot new disco-singed album Bring Ya to the Brink. Prepare to she bop all over again!


New Gerard Butler movie; Law Abiding Citizen

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Plot: Description: A psychopathic mastermind, captured for the murder of his wife's killers, threatens to unleash a gruesome killing spree across the city of Chicago unless he is released. The prosecuting attorney is usually a deal maker but this time stands his ground and refuses. As if on cue, innocent people start dying in horrifying ways - just as the prisoner warned. The city falls into chaos, with everyone calling for the attorney's head. Desperate, he comes to the realization that his decisions might be what created this horrifying vigilante, and he is the only one that can stop him.

Production Notes from Variety:

Gerard Butler has launched the production shingle Evil Twins with his longtime manager, Alan Siegel.

Their first project is the psychological thriller "Law Abiding Citizen," which the duo are producing for Mark Gill, Neil Sacker and Robert Katz's the Film Department.

Kurt Wimmer ("The Thomas Crown Affair") wrote the screenplay. Warp Films' Lucas Foster and Wimmer are also producing. Production is set to begin on August 18th in Detroit.

Oh man, I'm so going downtown to Detroit when it starts to film, I wanna meet him and maybe ask for him to have babies with me while I'm at it. Any other ONTD Michiganders with me?

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Chase Crawford, Urine Laced Hair?

Hey ladies, ever wonder how your favorite Chase Crawford gets his hair so stylish, stylish and highlighted just right? Well the secret may be in the urine and the feces. However, before you ask your husband to take a dump on your head (again) you may want listen to this story first, Dirty Sanchez.

So, in the same night that me and my friends ran into Brody Jenner at STK in NYC on Friday night we also saw Chase Crawford come into the restaurant as well. He rolled in around 8pm, which was kind of early since we were all making fun ourselves for having the early bird special. Anyway, he was surrounded by a ton of girls and a few dudes to which we will later see him eating dinner with just at the bottom of the stairs that take you up to the bathroom. What's odd is that upstairs there are a few private rooms, so good for him for sitting with the rest of us second class citizens.

Anyway, my buddy Mike and I head up to the bathroom to which we are talking out loud about a plan to get into a brawl with Brody Jenner and get ourselves on the cover of Us Weekly. Let me tell ya, after a ton of vodka and wine it really sounded like a brilliant plan. When we were putting this plan together we were alone in the bathroom with the exception of the bathroom attendant (who was laughing with/at us and our plan).....and Chase Crawford who comes out of the side bathroom stall while we are washing our hands. He legit stands in front of the mirror for a good 10 seconds and keeps playing with this hair and rubbing his hands down the sides of his hair.....and he turns around to leave....without tipping the bathroom attendant....OR washing his hands. I followed him down the stairs hoping that I would have the chance to ask him if he was doing number 1 or number 2, but no luck. I'd assume # 2 b/c what dude goes in the stall for # 1.....unless you're Lindsay Lohan and getting your fix of coke. Just pondering. Look if you're not going to wash your hands, that's your deal but if you're famous and you know 2 drunken retards are not only looking at you, but are also crafting a plan on a way to get into Us Weekly, don't you think you'd at least rinse one hand under the faucet?

As a side note, there's a little thing call bathroom etiquette. Sure you don't talk to someone while they're going to the bathroom, but if you're both at the sink area a simple head nod is is not rubbing piss in your hair. Maybe I'm just old-fashioned. I love living in New York. I'm hot on your trail next, Olsen Twins!


Christian Siriano: I Didn’t Mean to Offend Transsexuals

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Project Runway winner Christian Siriano — who became infamous for using the term “hot tranny mess” on the Bravo reality series — has apologized for deragatory comments about transsexuals he made in a current Time Out New York interview.

In the interview, the openly gay Siriano, 22, said, “If you think of heterosexuals, they have white-trash women and trailer parks, and we have drag queens and trannies.”

That comparison incensed many of his fans, prompting the Maryland native to tell the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, “I mean no disrespect to the transgender population and I never will. Some of my close friends happen to be transgender and I think they are some of the most inspiring people in my life…I completely support the fabulousness and amazing fashion inspiration that most transgender people provide.”

He said of the Time Out New York article, “I wish that my words were not taken in that way. When I was speaking, some comments that I made were not used in the article.”


Nicole is not amused


Hollywood actress NICOLE KIDMAN has laughed off reports she is to follow in the footsteps of DEMI MOORE and BRITNEY SPEARS by posing naked and pregnant for a magazine shoot.

The Australian star is expecting her first child with husband Keith Urban and was rumoured to have striped off for a provocative photospread with legendary photographer Patrick Demarchelier.
But Kidman admits that although she did take part in a shoot with Demarchelier, she did not bare all - and finds the idea of her posing naked while pregnant "hilarious".

She says, "'It's total nonsense. It was not that kind of a shoot.
'It's madness to think I did that or was even asked to do that. I'm just looking forward to having and caring for our baby."
Both Moore and Spears posed for controversial shoots for fashion magazines while they were pregnant, with the Ghost star gracing the cover of Vanity Fair in 1991 and the singer following suit in Harper's Bazaar in 2006. 


War, Inc. a viral success story

War, Inc. is surprising the critics and is putting the asses in the seats in the two cities it opened in, despite bad reviews from mainstream media.

Here's a message from Johnny, pleading with LA and NYC movie fans to go see the movie again this week.

Message from Johnny.

If they have a good second week at the Landmark and the Angelika, the release will expand to more cities, and then hopefully nationwide. They're doing this with no budget and just viral marketing, which is pretty amazing. Give 'em your support!

Also, there's an article from Vicky Ward in Vanity Fair, about the film's grassroots marketing and about the success they had this week.

Vicky Ward:  John Cusack's viral success story

War, Inc.'s Myspace home.
  Go there for clips and info.  Also, there's a list of raves from people like Tim Robbins, Gore Vidal, and Arianna Huffington.  They love the movie, and I do, too.
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MGMT acting like slutty hippies once again

How am I the first to post this? Don't we have a resident MGMT-hype person? Anyway, woo, new MGMT stuff, and the boys are very cute as always, having a woodland orgy while high on moon-blood.

Lots of clips with this song are already online which are actually the products of a make-your-own-video flash game, but this official video is new.

Their tour of Europe is ending this very night in Spain, and then they'll be touring California and Tennessee for a bit. I don't know why Tennessee. Maybe for the woodlands.


Jun 4 2008 Billabong Design for Humanity at Avalon/Spider Club Hollywood, California
Jun 6 2008 KWOD Rock the Vote Davis, California
Jun 7 2008 Live 105 BFD 08 - Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, California
Jun 8 2008 KBZT Independence Jam Chula Vista, California
Jun 9 2008 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Los Angeles, California
Jun 11 2008 Hi-Tone Memphis, Tennessee
Jun 12 2008 Bonnaroo Manchester, Tennessee
Jun 14 2008 KNDD 107.7 The End’s Summer Camp Redmond, Washington

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"I hope she's a ghetto statistic. And if that keeps me out of heaven, then so be it."

I wanted to give away my materials,” Badu tells Wired magazine. “It’s about sharing, and that’s why I like this system.” Return of the Ankh is due out in July and is expected to be accompanied by USB sticks which Badu says include extras ranging from footage of concerts, to commentary on the recording process and “me in a bathtub with Flavor Flav.” [I can’t and I will not. - - Fresh]
Erykah also hinted at the fall release of a “period piece” tentatively titled Lowdown Loretta Brown. While she has used the alias Loretta Brown during her live performances, she was rather tight-lipped about how it would be used for a full-length release saying, “I don’t want to introduce too much of that right now. I don’t want Gwen Stefani stealing my shit.”


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Here is The Hills star Audrina Patridge before she was famous. Pictured in her 2003 yearbook the reality star had blonde hair while she attended El Dorado High School in Placentia, California. Before shooting to fame on the hit MTV series Audrina was the prom princess and a member of the school swimming team. After graduating, the aspiring model and actress briefly attended university before dropping out to move in with her Hills castmates Whitney Port, Heidi Montag and former Laguna Beach star Lauren Conrad. Now 23, Audrina has just finished her first acting role in the action movie Into The Blue 2. She will play a bikini-clad beach beauty in the straight to DVD flick, a sequel to the 2005 film staring Jessica Alba.

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New Siouxsie Sioux Interview + Pictures


An Interview With Siouxsie Sioux

Makeup: Siouxsie Sioux Hair: Mark English Clothes: Pam Hogg

When Siouxsie Sioux climbed onstage at the 100 Club in September 1976 with a band made up of nonmusician buddies—Marco Pirroni, Steven Severin, and Sid Vicious—she probably wasn’t thinking about world tours with roadies, lighting rigs, and costume changes 30 years down the line. From all accounts she mostly shrieked the Lord’s Prayer over a walloping din created by the guys while dodging loogies. Ah, but fate has its own plans. Sixteen Siouxsie and the Banshees albums, ten Creatures albums, and an insane number of singles (big hits! “Hong Kong Garden,” “Dear Prudence,” “Cities and Dust,” “Peek-a-Boo,” “Israel,” etc.) later, she’s on the road to everywhere with a solo album, Mantaray, and still making ’em hurt with her glittery dark-glam voodoo thing. After a recent US tour, Vice gave her a call in France.

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Lorenzo dies.

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Subject of film 'Lorenzo's Oil' dies at 30

By SARAH BRUMFIELD, Associated Press Writer 3 minutes ago

The man whose parents' battle to save him from a nerve disease was told in the movie "Lorenzo's Oil" died Friday at his home in Virginia, having lived more than 20 years longer than doctors had predicted.

Lorenzo Odone, who doctors had predicted would die in childhood, died one day after his 30th birthday, said his father, Augusto Odone.

Lorenzo Odone had come down with aspiration pneumonia recently after getting food stuck in his lungs, his father said. He began bleeding heavily, and before an ambulance reached their home his son was dead, Odone said.

"He could not see or communicate, but he was still with us," Odone said Friday. "He did not suffer. ... That's the important thing."

Odone was found at age 6 to have adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD. His doctors told his parents the disease — caused by a genetic mutation that causes the neurological system to break down — would lead to death in two years.

The disease leads to the accumulation of substances called very long chain fatty acids in cells, which causes irreversible damage to the material that coats nerve fibers in the brain.

Susan Sarandon and Nick Nolte starred as Michaela and Augusto Odone in 1992's "Lorenzo's Oil," which recounted their efforts to formulate the oil they said helped their son fight the neurological disease, despite lacking scientific backgrounds.

A study published in 2005, based on research with 84 boys, showed that a treatment made from olive and rapeseed oils — patented by Augusto Odone — can prevent onset of the disease's symptoms for most boys who receive an ALD diagnosis.

Odone plans to take his son's ashes to New York to mix them with those of his wife, who died in 2000. Then, Odone said, he will sell his home in Fairfax, Va., and move back to his native Italy.

Odone also plans to write a book memorializing his son, "to tell the story of Lorenzo as a way to make him live on."

Peter Pan: Hear Me Out

More Disney stars make their own Youtube videos

Roshon Fegan (who'll be in Camp Rock) and Cody Linley ("Jake Ryan" in Hannah Montana) star in "The Ro & Co" show

Episode #1: Freestyling, Rapping, and Beatboxing


I posted this b/c I think Cody Linley's adorable =D Still not legal yet, though. NVM I can't add. He is. I don't think Roshon Fegan is though, in case you were wondering lol... Anyway, freestyle my ass. That sounded highly rehearsed. I wonder if the Jonas Brothers would challenge them to a "battle rap" or something...

Also, this is the "Camp Rock Theme Song" (NOT "We Rock") by Roshon. It's not very good but it's probably worth a 20 second listen for the lulz:

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Richie Sambora would love to give David Becks free guitar lessons

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Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora has offered to teach footie ace David Beckham how to strum a guitar.

The 48-year-old rocker became pals with the Man U mid-fielder when they met on a photo shoot last month and insists that he would be privileged to give guitar lessons.

“Most definitely. David should come and see me. I’d gladly give him lessons. I’d be privileged,” The Sun quoted Sambora as saying.

“He’s such a big name and brought soccer to a different level and its now played in schools. It’s just a pity that he doesn’t get to play more as he’s been injured.

“Beckham is a good guy. He’s done so much for soccer in the US. We both recently featured in the Father’s Day edition of a Los Angeles children’s magazine with our children,” he added.
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Hip-hop to blame for Britain’s gun and knife culture: Tricky

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British musician Adrian Thaws a. k. a Tricky insists that hip-hop music is kicking off gun and knife culture in Britain.

The 40-year-old singer said that the music has worsened the situation in some parts of the country and is even shoddier than New York's notorious Bronx district.

"I love hip hop. But it has to take some responsibility for the gun culture we've got over here. We're getting super-violent," News. com. au quoted him as telling Uncut music magazine.

"You can walk around the Bronx for days on end and nobody bothers you.

"In England, you can say the wrong thing in a pub and, before you know it, you've got a bottle over your head or a bullet in your brain. English people have got quicker tempers," he added.
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Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts dumped boyfriend on fortune teller’s advice
Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts reportedly dumped boyfriend Carl Davies after seeking advice from a fortune teller.

A source told the Mirror that Nicola made the clairvoyant visit with a friend during the group’s stint in Brighton earlier this month: “Dumping Carl is one of the biggest decisions Nicola has ever had to make [so she needed some advice].

“Before she went in to the fortune teller, Nicola looked happy and had been shopping. But when she came out, she got straight on the phone like she needed to talk about something important.”

The couple of a year are said to have had a number of public arguments - and even more private ones - and that doomed their relationship: “They were totally in love and had even moved in together, but things turned sour after a string of blazing rows.”


Girls Aloud star’s moving embrace for brave Macie
Macie Nunn, five, wrote to Girls Aloud to tell them about the difficult year her family has had since her dad Mark, 37, collapsed and died of an undetected heart condition at work last May.

Macie and her brothers Lewi, Chase and Deven, wrote My Dad Has Wings to help them record their feelings. Helped by their mum Jude, they made up stories in the hope they would help others come to terms with the death of a loved one.

Jude, of Durdar, said: “Macie is a huge Girls Aloud fan so we sent off two letters and a copy of the book to them before their concert in Newcastle on Sunday.

“We were going to the concert anyway but I thought it would be extra nice if Macie could meet the girls.


Casa Spears-Aldridge

After months of house hunting with her mom, Jamie Lynn Spears and fiance Casey Aldridge have finally purchased this cookie cutter home in Kentwood, Louisiana.

The soon-to-be parents’ humble little abode sits on an acre of heavily wooded land and even boasts its own little red barn!

If you were ever curious about just where exactly the “middle of nowhere” was, now you know.

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Denise Richards Beat Dina Lohan in Reality Series Ratings

Denise Richards has won the E! reality series premiere showdown!

Denise Richards: It's Complicated grabbed 1.5 million total viewers, while Living Lohan drew in 1.45 million total viewers.

Both shows launched back-to-back on Monday.

Dina Lohan recently told The View that she opened her home to cameras, "to defuse rumors about my family."

Dina's daughter, Ali has made it clear she craves fame. "I want it so bad. So bad you don't even know. And now, it's actually happening," she has told Teen Vogue. "I've already been asked for my autograph, and it's just a really good feeling to have."

Meanwhile, Richards has been criticized by ex husband Charlie Sheen and his fiancee Brooke Mueller for including her daughters with Sheen - Sam, 3, and Lola, 2, in her series.

"If I have my kids on my show, I'm exploiting them," the actress told Redbook. "If I don't, people will think I'm not a hands on mom- That's why it's very important to me that the girls are part of it."


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Many judge, but Judy rules


Jeanine Pirro will be the latest to try to topple 'Judge Judy' (below) as TV’s supreme court show.

Seems anyone who's ever been around a legal textbook these days wants to be the new "Judge Judy."

Many try, most fail.

This week, controversial former Westchester District Attorney Jeanine Pirro became the latest to throw her robe into the ring, hoping to capture some of the "Judy" magic and cash.

How big is the prize? Judge Judy Sheindlin earns upward of $30 million a year hosting the vastly successful daytime court show seen locally on WCBS/Ch. 2.

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Can ‘Mole's’ return live up to fans' memories?

Returning reality show may not be able to live up to hype

When "The Mole" first debuted, the reality series wasn't as revered as it is now. From accusations that it ripped off "Survivor" to critics' complaints that the game was too complicated or intellectual, the mystery-based competition didn't seem to have much of a chance of lasting more than one season. That it is now being resurrected eight years later, with a new season premiering June 2, is perhaps its greatest surprise of all.

During its initial run in early 2001, "The Mole" eventually won over viewers and some critics, thanks to smart game play, stunning locations, and witty host Anderson Cooper, now of CNN. Its premise is simple, despite what some critics argued at the time: Contestants work to complete challenges and earn money if those are successfully completed. One contestant, however, works for the producers, attempting to sabotage the players' efforts.

The other players have to figure out who the mole is, although that can be difficult. Some contestants refuse to participate in challenges for legitimate reasons (say, a fear of heights) and others try to stop others from guessing the mole's identity by pretending to be the mole themselves.

As a result, the game is more analytical than anything else, and viewers play along, because the identity of the mole isn't known to anyone. In addition, eliminations — which "The Mole" over-dramatically refers to as "executions" — are not left to other contestants or viewers. Instead, each contestant is tested about the identity of the mole at the end of the episode, and the person with the lowest score goes home.

And unlike "Survivor," "The Mole" was a game that looked appealing to actually participate in: Contestants traveled to European countries, testing themselves while visiting grand locations, where they stayed in nice hotels and ate meals with their host.

The people also helped make the show watchable. The first two casts had a diverse mix of fun, pleasant contestants, and although there was conflict and irritability, many developed genuine friendships even while trying to figure out who among them was the mole. Anderson Cooper's ironic detachment ensured that the game never took itself too seriously, so the whole thing came off as an intellectual lark, a fun but engaging diversion.

All of this explains why the return of "The Mole" is being greeted with enthusiasm. In a television environment where ripping off other formats is the norm, "The Mole" offers something with familiar elements that's still fundamentally different.

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Hello there. Been a while since we had a mod post so just wanted to address something that has recently come up.

A lot of new movies have been / are coming out this week - Indiana Jones and Sex and the City, just to name a couple.

These movies are relatively new and people have not had the chance to see them. So, if you attempt to ruin the plot (whether it's a real spoiler or not) via icons or comments, note that we reserve the right to ban you. 

Pretty simple.  Give them the weekend, at least, to catch the movie...until Monday.

Thanks and have a nice weekend!
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Jessica Alba's "babymoon"

They may already be married, but Jessica Alba and Cash Warren are planning a wedding reception.

The couple married in a quickie ceremony in Los Angeles earlier this month, but Alba plans to have a white wedding-styled reception, according to OK! magazine.

Alba is currently pregnant with the couple’s first child, due next month.

According to a friend of the couple, the actress wants to throw the reception to include all the friends and family who missed out on their May 19 Beverly Hills Courthouse wedding.

“Jessica wants to have something special with everyone there,” a friend of the couple told OK! “She wanted to do this right. She’s always wanted to be married and have a baby with Cash.”

Although the baby is due next month, a source told OK! Alba wants to go on a “babymoon” before they welcome their child into the world.

“She wants to go on a babymoon vacation before she gives birth,” a friend of Jessica’s told the magazine. “She’s looking forward to lounging on a beach somewhere like Cabo. They want to do relaxing couple’s things like get massages — of course hers will be prenatal! She is trying to spend as much along time with Cash as she can!”

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Lindsay Lohan's love seat

Lindsay Lohan made people move seats on an aeroplane so she could sit next to her alleged girlfriend.

The 'Mean Girls' actress reportedly asked staff to move people to different seats so she could be with DJ Samantha Ronson in business class on a New York to Los Angeles flight yesterday (29.05.08), according to gossip website

Hours before the flight, Lindsay and Samantha enjoyed dinner with a group of people that included the actress' 14-year-old sister Ali and Samantha's mother Ann Dexter-Jones.

Despite publicly insisting they are "just friends", Lindsay and Samantha were allegedly "canoodling and kissing passionately" at a party thrown by P. Diddy in Cannes, France, last week.

They are believed to be planning to move in together, and Lindsay has been telling people she wants to marry the DJ in a civil partnership ceremony in July.

She has also been referring to herself as Lindsay Ronson.

Previously leaked emails from Lindsay to Samantha said: "Babe, if I don't have you in my life then I should just go die... I want to marry you."

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Tranny Infested Sperm Marries

It's official — OK! can exclusively reveal that actor Charlie Sheen tied the knot with fiancée Brooke Mueller at a private estate in Beverly Hills on Friday night.

At 7:18pm PT on May 30, the Two and a Half Men star and his longtime girlfriend became husband and wife in front of about 70 close friends and family, including Charlie's screen-legend dad Martin Sheen, Brooke’s best friend Rebecca Gayheart with her Grey’s Anatomy-starring hubby Eric Dane. Charlie's TV co-star Jon Cryer was unable to attend due to a commitment in Austin, Texas, but Jon's wife Lisa Joyner was there representing them both.

The couple wrote their own vows and had no bridesmaids or groomsmen for the intimate, nondemoninational ceremony, which was presided over by an ordained minister pal of the actor.

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Adoring middle-aged women may pay his bills, but this rock-star baritone is cooler than you think.

(yes, that's the actual title of the article)

Meeting Josh Groban in person is a little confusing. The pop-operatic baritone who sold some 6 million CDs last year—more than any other artist in the country—should really be sitting at a piano, crooning melodramatically about love and longing and loss. Or standing solemnly at a microphone in a hushed stadium, bathed in celestial light. Instead, Groban is seated at a folding table in a modest one-bedroom condo in a Beverly Hills low-rise, wearing an old T-shirt, jeans, and Converse high-tops and playing a game of poker with the five members of his band.

These are not, shall we say, the world’s most serious poker players. They’re not actually gambling, though Groban jokes about setting high stakes: “Loser’s out of the band!”

And since nobody here is able to achieve anything even close to a poker face, there’s talk that maybe they should switch to Jenga. Or bowling. “Hey, do you remember, in Amsterdam, like, how funny bowling got all of a sudden?” Groban asks. “I don’t even remember Amsterdam,” says drummer Craig MacIntyre. “Never mind,” Groban says abruptly, prompting gales of laughter. But he continues the story anyway: “We were in that café”—he pauses meaningfully—“uh, for coffee. And, um, it was on TV and we’re like, ‘Oh, bowling’s on!’ And then, like, an hour later we were like”—he affects a stoner voice straight out of a Harold & Kumar movie—“‘Look at the way they’re squatting!’”

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Hot "Gossip Girl" Casting Rumor

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Nicole Richie to star in Gossip Girl?

Now that she’s a grown-up mum, Nicole Richie is looking to concentrate on her career again – and she’s reportedly been lined up for a guest-appearance on hit show "Gossip Girl" for starters.

As well as learning to drive, Lionel Richie’s girl also wants to act – and walking the halls of Constance Billard School for Girls alongside Leighton Meester, Blake Lively and Michelle Trachtenberg, is in her sights.

Details have yet to be confirmed but, according to Star magazine, it’s definitely in the pipeline.

A insider told the publication:‘Nicole’s life has settled down a bit after having her daughter Harlow, she’s eager to get back to work. She’s keen on pursuing an acting career and she loves Gossip Girl.’


Nicole on GG >>>> Britney on HIMYM
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‘Fellowship of the Ring’ voted Greatest Movie Of All Time

‘Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’ has been named ‘The Greatest Movie Of All Time’ in a new poll.

Based on the book by author JRR Tolkien, the ‘Lord of the Rings trilogy’ made 1.5 billion pounds at the box office.

Coming in second on the list was the Tim Robbins-Morgan Freeman starrer ‘The Shaw shank Redemption’.

Following closely in third place was the hit 1978 film ‘Grease’ starring Olivia Newton-John and Morgan Freeman.

The top five was rounded off by Steven Spielberg’s ‘ET’ and George Lucas’ ‘Star Wars’ which came in fourth and fifth place respectively.

The poll, of 10,000 movie buffs, was conduceted by internet researchers onepoll. com, reports the Mirror.

Onepoll. com’s John Sewell said: "The films are a wonderful mix."

The list for the top ten ‘The Greatest Movie Of All Time’:
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"Rooster ain't getting dressed up to eat no fish-assed-tasting chicken."

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David Sedaris Talks Pretty

With his new collection of essays, ''When You Are Engulfed in Flames,'' America's favorite memoirist defends his right to exaggerate in the name of humor

If David Sedaris' longtime boyfriend, Hugh Hamrick, wants to buy him a shirt, Sedaris has a lot of requirements. ''Hugh gets after me,'' Sedaris says. ''Because I have so many little rules.''

On a sunny mid-May afternoon, he's sitting in the couple's London town house, sipping tea poured from a cat-shaped teapot. So what sort of ''little rules'' is he talking about? ''You may not have noticed,'' Sedaris explains, ''how a lot of manufacturers have made the buttons farther apart. If you lean over? Your stomach shows.'' The very shirat Sedaris has on right now once had that peekaboo problem. ''So I had snaps added between the buttons,'' he says, very pleased. Look close and there they are: teensy, discreet snaps. Problem solved!

But wait — there's another, more important rule. What if Hugh should procure a shirt without a pocket big enough to hold Sedaris' trusty Europa notepad, or one with no pocket at all? Well, that's a deal breaker. After all, Sedaris, 51, is the master of the short, hilarious, self-lacerating personal recollection. He might need a Europa handy for jotting notes at any moment. ''Pulling it out makes people more nervous than a camera,'' he says. ''[They] think I'm writing down their license plate number.'' Can't he dispense with the scribbling and wear a pocketless shirt once in a while? Sedaris looks stricken. ''I don't let that happen,'' he says.

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My favorite quote: If you ask Sedaris, the Frey backlash, culminating in a public shaming by Oprah Winfrey, was overblown. ''His punishment outweighed his crime,'' says Sedaris. ''I don't recall Oprah Winfrey calling George Bush a liar when he was on her show. And those lies cost thousands of people their lives.''

READ THE WHOLE F'NG ARTICLE - David Sedaris is worth your time. I used to be a hater too, and then I saw the light, and his name was Rooster. Also, bolded for the tl;dr crowd.

Read "Rooster at the Hitchin' Post" here

Also, mods? I just discovered this entry, the ONTD Celebrity Soundtrack contest. Can we please, please, please have another one of these? We don't even need a prize! The submissions brought major LOLs. Love, Me

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With a sold-out tour already on the books, the reunited New Kids On The Block have penciled in a Sept. 8 release date for a new album, which will be released by Interscope. The group performed first single "Summertime" during a May 16 appearance on NBC's "Today."

"I discussed a lot of options with them, but in the end, it made sense to create a partnership with a label," group manager Jared Paul tells Billboard. "It makes sense for us to have someone to underwrite six weeks of rehearsal and loss-leader shows like the 'Today' show; it makes sense to work with people who have good deals with great songwriters and a strong online and radio department."

Both the band and the label describe the deal as a "partnership." One source close to the deal notes that the label will partake in merchandise and touring revenue.

"We were driven by the music," group member Joey McIntyre tells Billboard of the decision to reunite. "Donnie [Wahlberg] and I both live in L.A., and we have had conversations about the offers we've gotten in the past. This time around, Donnie was the loudest and pushed the hardest in terms of getting going on the music. His excitement was really infectious."

"Our first goal was always just to make a great album," says Wahlberg. "We wanted to work with the best, and have a great team in place so we could make an album that counted."

"Our friends' kids are listening to the tracks, and they are excited," says group member Jordan Knight. "We don't come across as old guys on the record, and songs like "Summertime" have a great, '80s vibe that can be enjoyed by everyone."


toni braxton forced to cancel the rest of her shows in vegas: even fierce bitches have to rest

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A Las Vegas hotel has announced that the rest of Toni Braxton's scheduled shows have been canceled so the singer can focus on her health.

The show, "Toni Braxton: Revealed," at the Flamingo Las Vegas had been dark since the 40-year-old entertainer was hospitalized April 7 with what hotel officials said at the time was a complaint of chest pain. The show had been scheduled to resume June 6.

Harrah's Entertainment spokeswoman Deanna Petit says she could not comment on the singer's current medical condition. Braxton has been treated in the past for pericarditis, a viral inflammation of the heart.

Braxton's two-year run at the Flamingo Las Vegas was scheduled to end in August.


new release dates for my fellow r&b/hip hop fans

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Lloyd’s third album Lessons in Love also has a new release date of July 22nd (previously July 15th). Lloyd’s new single “Girls Around the World” featuring Lil Wayne debuted at No. 93 on The Billboard Hot 100 this week.

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It's too bad that Tanisha from the Bad Girls Club can't rap because she would make one good female rapper. She looks the part--rock solid, instant weave and plastered on mean mug. (Did you catch the Star Jones hosted, bleep-heavy reunion?) Maybe before the industry gives up on female rappers, Tanisha can save the day?

Ironically, no one loves femcees more than Billy J. By the time I got my hands on some cash to buy myself my first record back in 1980 when I was a 10-year-old fifth grader in Inglewood, California, Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" was already old. So I instead elected to buy what I considered to be the female version, Sequence's "Funk You Up." Remember Dr. Dre's "Keep Ya Head Ringin'"'s chorus, "ring ding dong, ring-a-ding-ding-ding-dong"? It was borrowed from these three ladies, one of whom happened to be a 19-year-old Angie Stone, then called Angie B.

While I love female rappers from every era, I am disappointed that there are only a handful around today making headway on the charts. With this week's release of Lil' Kim's Ms. G.O.A.T., I accepted the challenge to talk up some of the baddest women on the m-i-c.

Keeping the list short meant that I didn't get to give props to the likes of Millie Jackson, Deborah Harry, Bahamadia, the Lady Of Rage, Monie Love, Nikki D or even Lauryn Hill, but I had to stick to the theme. I'll give them their due at a later time. You can believe this won't be my last post about our b-girls.

I'm surprised that I haven't blogged about ego trip's Miss Rap Supreme yet...

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Gordon Ramsay sets his sights on Mount Everest

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Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is planning to climb the world's highest peak - Mount Everest.

The 41-year-old has been offered a place on an expedition to climb the world's highest summit next year.

“Everest has always been my dream. I am very keen to do it. As you get older the chances to stretch yourself physically become fewer,” The Sun quoted Ramsay, as saying.

“I have always kept in shape, so that’s not a problem,” he added.

The chef said he is already in training and will first tackle the Iron Man triathlon in Hawaii in November.

His training regime includes two-hour runs wearing a backpack full of spuds, surfing and Raisin Bran.

However, he already has to overcome a significant set-back: an ulcer apparently brought on by eating too much junk food while filming the latest series of Kitchen Nightmares in America.

“I’ve just been told I’ve got an ulcer from eating crap. I swear to God, I’m so p****d off,” he added.

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Anti-terror cop demoted for keeping Jordan’s pics in locker!

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An anti-terror police officer has been demoted for putting glamour girl Jordan’s photos inside staff lockers.

The acting sergeant was demoted to the post of constable after an investigation into “inappropriate images”.

However, sources believe that the action has been out of ‘over reaction’

“The demotion seems a total over-reaction, The Sun quoted a source at West Midlands Police’s Operational Support Unit in Birmingham, as saying.

“They were the sort of pictures you see in papers every day,” the source added.

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‘Hero’ Noel Gallagher stops driverless car – by jumping in front of it

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English songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Noel Gallagher was called a hero after he jumped in front of a driverless car.

The Oasis frontman was out on his walk when the out-of-control car came careening towards him and a row of houses, and without hesitating he jumped in front of the car and battling it to a stop before it smashed into the houses.

“Noel lives in the area and must have been taking a walk in the weekend sunshine when the car buzzed by. It was flying down the road with no-one inside and heading straight for some houses,” the Daily Star quoted a pedestrian in Marylebone, central London, as saying.

“He jumped out in front of the car and pushed at it with all his might,” the pedestrian said.

The car’s owner was visiting a friend in a nearby house and forgot to apply his handbrake, and when the driver came outside, the car was not to be found until 40-year-old Gallagher pointed it out to him.

“The owner looked very embarrassed, but Noel took it all in good humour,” a source added.

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Angelina Jolie finds hectic lifestyle much easier than a regular career

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With twins on the way, and four kids already to take care of plus her glittering career, Angelina Jolie may seem to be a person who has her hands full all the time. However, the actress reveals that it’s not quite the case.

Jolie, who’s role in ‘The Changeling’ is already creating Oscar buzz, said that her lifestyle is not as hectic as it looks.

In fact, she’s ‘very, very lucky’ to have a job where she can work when she wants and sit at home when she wants.
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