June 26th, 2008


Clay Embraces Another Nation

Clay Aiken believes that Somalia's children need a better future.

"There hasn't been much discussion of Somalia since the early 1990s in the U.S.," the UNICEF goodwill ambassador said Wednesday, speaking from the northern outpost of Somaliland in the East African nation.

"The American population kind of got a bad taste of Somalia in the early '90s and hasn't really had much interest in the country since."

Aiken pointed out that, while Somaliland, which declared its independence in 1960 (but hasn't yet been officially recognized as a separate country) is relatively peaceful, those living in poverty-stricken southern Somalia are still suffering the debilitating effects of a civil conflict that began with the overthrow of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991.

Most recently, a flareup between an Islamist insurgency and the Ethiopian-backed Somali government has killed thousands over the past year.

"It's the most dangerous place for a child to be," Aiken said. "In the lower part of the country, southern part, I feel it's a more desperate situation than any place we've ever been."

"In Somaliland, you really do have a sense of people who really want to help themselves, who want to do better, who want to effect change for themselves, that is very hopeful."

The pop star, who was appointed a UNICEF ambassador in 2004, also traveled to war-torn Afghanistan last year, where he visited various schools, a health clinic, a women's literacy center, a program for reintegrating former child soldiers into society and water and sanitation centers.

In Somalia, UNICEF has, among other things, teamed with local organizations to establish programs for treating malnourished children, set up temporary classrooms for more than 7,000 kids whose lives were affected by the ongoing violence and instigated a cleanup campaign to improve water and sanitation facilities with methods ranging from handing out more bars of soap to extending the country's water pipelines

Source: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b144255_clay_embraces_another_nation.html


Should i have put his pic under a cut?

Peter Pan: Hear Me Out

Taylor Momsen's Myspace/Facebook picture leak


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I know they're not scandalous, but they're cute.

I guess part of the reason why I'm posting this is because I just wanted to share the fact that most of the cast of Gossip Girl were filming in my town today, and I thought that was really cool :D Blake Lively passed right behind me at one point too, haha. No Jenny though. Makes me really want to watch the show (I've only seen one episode.) Anyone know where I can watch this online?
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This one's for the tweens.

Hopelessly Devoted
Teen Crush: Lessons for the Devoted Fangirl.
By Alicia Coffman

I understand those tween girls who are swooning over the new Jonas Brothers movie. I'm a formerly obsessive teen-idol fan myself. And I started young: I was in third grade when I wrote my first fan letter. It was to Zachary (Zack) Morris, the blond main character of the '90s sitcom "Saved by the Bell." I addressed the note simply to "Zack." I was too young to realize that was only Mark-Paul Gosselaar's character's name. I was certain that each Saturday morning I was watching what would now be considered a reality show.

I don't remember much about the letter, but I do remember that my friend's mother got the address for me. I also remember sneaking into her purse and using her lipstick to plant a kiss on the bottom of my letter, confident that would make it stand out from the rest.

I held tight to the address and wrote to Zack often. After about 10 or so letters, one of my sisters told me that Zack wasn't his real name. I'm not sure which relieved me more--that he wasn't actually dating "Kelly" or that the reason he hadn't written me back was because I had been using the wrong name. After that, I started writing "Dear Mark" at the top of my letters. And still no response. But that didn't stop me.

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the fat fuck still cashing in...

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Kevin Federline, a former struggling backup dancer, is now being offered a seven-figure endorsement job! Britney Spears’ ex-husband has been approached to be the new face of Christopher Brian Collection, In Touch can exclusively reveal. “We feel Kevin would be a great model for the line,” Chris Stokes, a music producer who co-owns the denim brand, tells In Touch. Nothing has been set in stone regarding the modeling gig because the 30-year-old father of four is busy with other projects. “Kevin is also working with Chris on his music and movie career,” an insider tells In Touch. After being named Father of the Year by Privé nightclub in Las Vegas on June 13, K-Fed may soon give Britney a run for her money. “He is in everyone’s good graces right now, so he feels like it’s the time for his career to shine,” the insider says. Elliot Mintz, a rep for the actor/singer, says, “Kevin is getting back to work on his music activities.”

rofl. i can't think where to start. other than he thinks he's a model, he uses the same publicist as paris hilton, or that he think's he's going to record another album and sell another ~record braking~ 4,000 copies.


Controversial PAYTV Popband return!!! In their most shocking vid yet (features Britney!)

Okay so PAYTV! Who are they?! They are Europe's most controversial pop group ever. As you see in the video they adorn themselves with suicide vests and blow themselves up. Compassion is out they say. They are far more shocking than those two Russian lesbians (whatever happened to that movie in the end?). PayTV are big in Sweden and have a cult status in the UK and Spain. I think all pop vids should be like this. Even Britney features in the video...(blink and you miss it though..). Their aim is to always be cheeky and deconstruct pop at the same time.

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T.I. records song with R. Kelly (ugh), remains sexy while doing so

Alright, yacht rap is nothing new to TI (see: "Why you Wanna" from King) or R Kelly (see: a whole lot of songs), so you'd think it was getting a little played out (it kind of is), but here's the thing, if you listen to this song in the imagined context of TI's upcoming album like we're doing, it might work out. We know that TI is writing verses again, which actually means he gets contemplative even on songs about partying, so a whole album of TI vision quests over every type of beat would actually be awesome. We're also posting this as an illuminating look at what it must be like for artists to record songs when a whole lot of shit is going down. "Life Of The Party" sounds like Tip called Kells and was like, Hey just record your verse through the phone and I will mix it from my house for reasons that are probably obvious. Of course, we could be wrong about all of this, but we're also speculating about an non-existent album with potentially 3 to 4 maybe included songs. JOURNALISM! Just because, we've also included "A Better Day," which shares one thing in common with "Life of the Party," and that thing is TI singing. We're not necessarily hating, but if you've already got R Kelly on your song, maybe just stick to rapping? Kellz is infectious though.

Life Of The Party Ft R.Kelly

and for those that haven't heard A Better Day
No Matter What
the first single off Paper Trail.


I hate R.Kelly. I don't care for the song. It sounds like another one of T.I.'s songs. "A Better Day" is so much better. I can't wait for Friday for the premiere of the "No Matter What" video on FNMTV.
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guess who's picketing george carlin's funeral?

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I'm not trying to get super deep or anything, but what are your thoughts of hell (if any). Do you have the traditional Judeo Christian interpretation of hell, or some other interpretation - or as the Brits would say, "Bollocks!"

source: click the "OTHER PRESS RELEASES" tab and it's the "GOD KILLED POTTY-MOUTH COMEDIAN GEORGE CARLIN, AND CAST HIM FORTHWITH INTO HELL" link (which is a PDF of the picture under the cut and is currently the first link)
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Amy Jo Johnson, who played Keri Russell's best friend Julie Emrich on the series Felicity, is expecting her first child in late fall, a rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Johnson, 37, is shooting the new CBS show, Flashpoint, while pregnant with her child with fiancé Olivier Giner. She stars as Jules Callaghan, a police sniper, in the show that premieres July 11.

A former gymnast, Johnson achieved fame with her first major television role as Kimberly Hart, the Pink Ranger, in 1993's Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.

She landed the role on Felicity in 1998 and parlayed the exposure her singing and songwriting got on the show into the starring role for the film Sweetwater: A True Rock Story, about the opening band at Woodstock.

Johnson has also recorded CDs of her own music in addition to acting in the ABC Family series Wildfire.


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new york was more of a fan of the yellow ranger, tbh
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All-New Guitar Hero® Touring with AI 7

Fans Will Get a Sneak Preview of All-New Guitar Hero® World Tour and Watch A Guitar Hero Competition on Center Stage

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This summer, Activision, Inc.s (Nasdaq:ATVI) Guitar Hero®, the #1 best selling video game franchise of 2007, will go coast-to-coast with the American Idols Live! Tour 2008, kicking off in Glendale, Ariz. on July 1. The sponsorship fuses the two pop culture phenomenons together for a second time, building on the success of the dual-branded Risky Business TV advertisements that featured season seven winner David Cook and finalist David Archuleta last month. In the upcoming 53-city tour, concert-goers will be among the first to experience three of the newest Guitar Hero games, the highlight of which will be a sneak-peak video demonstration of Guitar Hero World Tour, which officially hits shelves this fall.

The 10 Idol tour finalists will be part of a halftime Guitar Hero World Tour rockumentary, created by advertising agency DDB, that blends the camaraderie of hanging out in the studio with the franchises latest transformation of music gaming - a slick newly redesigned guitar, a genuine electronic drum kit and a microphone. In each city, expert shredders will also face-off on center stage, and Guitar Hero: Aerosmith and Guitar Hero: On Tour will be available for everyone to play in a booth throughout the tour.

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Edit: So many things wrong with that picture... so many things... Archuleta looks like FEZ from that 70's show and Cook looks like a pimp... so many things... Aside from Cook looking like a pimp and Archie looking like Fez, and Jason looking like he's got girl-boobs in that tank top, Brooke also looks like she's had one too many sticks of weed, Carly and Ramiele look like lesbian lovers, Michael and Archie look like gay lovers, Chikezie Syesha and Kristy Lee are the only ones who don't look ridiculous.

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Guns N' Roses: If The World (Remix)

The guys over at Buddyhead had one of their guys remix one of Axl's leaked songs. Here's the video that goes along with it:


FYI: Buddyhead was started by Aaron North (ex-NIN guitarist, now in a band called Jubilee) and Travis Keller (photographer and kick ass DJ). They've been around since the 90s and are full of win.
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Boy George Got Into The Country After All


It's nice to know that the US and Boy George kiss and made up. Now George can perform all his classics for his American fans. I hope he got all his shots before entering because having any physical contact with Wonky McValtrex is not recommended. I'm pretty sure Wonky is on the CDC's most wanted list.

Of course that's not Boy George. I should be shot for even saying that. It's Benji Madden without a hat on! Who allowed him to remove his hat?! It should be a law that Benji must keep his head covered at all times. Shit, he should keep his face covered too. And I'm pretty sure Wonky didn't get a chichi job. It's just some push-up action. I don't think any plastic surgeon will risk his life by operating on that skank!

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He must've seen the aerial view of his noggin and shaved off his hair.

Bill Murray Divorce Finalized

A month after his wife sued him for divorce in a shocking filing alleging abuse and infidelity, Bill Murray and Jennifer Butler Murray have worked out an agreement to end their marriage.  According to court documents dated June 13 and obtained by TMZ.com, Butler Murray, 42, has been granted primary custody of their four children and will keep the couple's homes in Hemet, Calif. and Sullivan's Island, S.C. Bill Murray, 57, must pay child support and will keep other property in California, New York and Massachusetts.  Bill Murray must also pay Jennifer a lump sum. The Murrays signed a prenuptial agreement in which Bill would pay his wife $7 million in a divorce, and, according to court documents, it is still valid.  In May, Butler Murray filed for divorce on the grounds of drug addiction, physical abuse, adultery and abandonment. She also requested a restraining order against her husband.  According to Butler Murray, she felt forced to move with their children to a new home as a result of the actor's alcohol, marijuana and sex addictions, among other reasons. According to a newspaper report, the filing said that Murray once "hit his wife in the face and then told her she was 'lucky he didn't kill her."  At the time, the actor's lawyer, John McDougall, said only: "I can say that Bill Murray is deeply saddened by the break-up of his marriage to Jennifer. They remain loving parents, committed to the best interest of their children." 

Source: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20208951,00.html

Big Gay Following: David Duchovny

During one of the star’s classic guest appearances as himself on The Larry Sanders Show, Larry’s gay assistant estimates his friends’ opinion of David Duchovny: “A third think he’s gay, a third think he’s bi, and the rest don’t care -- they just want to kiss him anyways.” Is that a fair representation of his entire gay fan base? “On my best day, that would be nice,” admits Duchovny, now revisiting his Golden Globe–winning role as FBI agent Fox Mulder in The X-Files: I Want to Believe, the second film adaptation of the long-running sci-fi series. But how does the 47-year-old father of two and star of Showtime’s Californication really feel about gay rumors, male nudity and queer extraterrestrials? The truth is in here.
By Brandon Voss

Do you think there’s gay life out there in the universe? I want to believe.
Yeah, if there’s life, there’s gay life, right? Ten percent of it. 

I hope they have more rights than Earth gays.
I agree. I heard the Martian Stonewall was a big event -- changed things forever. 

Have you read any of the erotic gay fan fiction involving Fox Mulder and his X-Files nemesis Alex Krycek?
I never read it, but Nick Lea, who played Krycek, showed me this website with head-replacement pictures of him and me in various homosexual acts, looking at each other adoringly. We enjoyed that. 

In Californication your womanizing novelist character, Hank, lives in Los Angeles and works in the entertainment industry, yet there are no gay characters -- just a smattering of frat-boy fantasy girl-on-girl action. What’s the deal?
That is quite unrealistic, and I hope to address that in the near future, and I apologize to my big gay following. It’s funny because when we were casting the pilot, and even when we shot the pilot -- though we never told the actor -- the idea was always that Evan Handler’s character, my agent, was gay. But that never came to pass. Actually, he became more of a player than my character. 

That sure would’ve spiced up the threesome Hank had with his agent.
Yeah, that would’ve made the squirting more believable. 

Hank says he used to live in New York’s West Village “amongst the gays,” so I’d be surprised if he’s never jumped the fence.
Well, Hank is a very passive sexual partner. He’s like a boy who can’t say no, so I could certainly see that. That was one of my favorite lines -- I love saying “amongst the gays.” 

You’re currently shooting the second season, so I assume you’re in full “I’m constantly in just my underwear on-screen” workout mode.
Yes, I’m very much like a gay man right now. A friend of mine used to say that he could never be gay because he could never get into that kind of shape. 

Are you going the Full Monty this season?
No. There’s just something about full frontal male nudity that always comes off as ridiculous and silly to me. It’s not really necessary. 

There are, however, pictures circulating online of you wearing nothing but a teacup.
Those are old pictures. It was right when I was starting The X-Files, and I was doing a photo shoot at my manager’s house. I was just goofing around with the cups, and we took some pictures for ourselves as a joke. Then my quote-unquote publicist at the time started selling them three years later, so that was unfortunate. 

You regret taking the shots?
No, I regret hiring him as a publicist. 

What inspired the homosexual vibe you gave off on The Larry Sanders Show?
It was before this whole man-crush thing became played out -- the “bromance” and all that stuff. I had done one Larry Sanders and Larry and I had become friends, and we were thinking about what I could do next on the show. I said, “Why don’t I have a crush on you, but I’m not gay, and it’s funny because it doesn’t bother me -- I just say it.” And he said, “That is funny.” So we ran with it.

Do you have man crushes -- other than Depp or Clooney?
I don’t have a crush on either one of them. They’re usually not actors; they’re usually intellectual types, where I want to follow them, or I want them to teach me. I’ve got a student-teacher man crush. 

Have you been hit on by guys?
I grew up in the East Village and lived amongst the gays, so that kind of shit happens, and it’s no big deal. 

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And just because I can.




Tyrese is back

I'm back baby!!

Just wanted to give ya'll the heads up that I made it back safely!!
A lot of ya'll know it already cause you seen me getting my grove on at the BET awards.
But Listen..
If nobody else told you today..
Your incredible, Independent and Beautiful
And if your READING this message that means
Your still ALIVE so..
God ain't done with you yet!!!!..
He still has a purpose for YOU..
And If your gonna sit around thinking that whatever he has in mind for you is gonna come knock at your DOOR>??? /.
(Like a sweepstakes)
You got it all wrong!..
So shout out to all the hustlers out there..
I'm headed to the gym to get these 5 miles in for you..



Kimora is a greedy bitch

Russell Simmons' divorce from Kimora Lee Simmons is gonna cost him a pretty penny in child support -- $480,000 per year to be exact.

In court documents, obtained by TMZ and filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday (June 24), it looks like the hip-hop mogul is to pay $20,000 per month for each of his two daughters, Ming Lee and Aoki Lee, beginning in July.

While Kimora maintains sole custody of the two children, Russell will get visitation rights. He will get his kids every eighth week from Saturday until the following Saturday when they are to be returned at 6:00 p.m., according to the documents, which will take place in Los Angeles, where Kimora resides. However, holidays, summers, and vacations, are also options.

Once reading through the documents, it's revealed that the $40,000 per month isn't the only thing he's responsible for either.

The couple's Saddle River, New Jersey home, which was featured on MTV's "Cribs" in the past, has been put on the market, and Kimora will be able to occupy the residence until it sells. On top of that, Russell is told to fork out $18,000 for up-keep per month to Kimora until it is sold.

Later in the court documents, it says that Russell is responsible for providing Kimora with a vehicle every two years, valued at no less than $60,000.

Despite all the big money he has to shell out, he may seek a reduction in monthly payments if his income falls 30% below what he filed in his 2008 tax filing.

These child support payments will commence until 2019 for Ming Lee and 2022 for Aoki.


American Idol Auditions Begin...Again

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Auditions for the eighth season of "American Idol" begin Thursday, July 17, at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA, and will continue in seven other cities. Once again, auditioners will have an extraordinary opportunity to perform before millions of TV viewers and become household names, with one winning the coveted American Idol title and a major recording contract.

Auditions will be held as follows:

San Francisco, CA Thursday, July 17 Cow Palace

Louisville, KY Monday, July 21 Freedom Hall

Phoenix, AZ Friday, July 25 Jobing.com Arena

Salt Lake City, UT Tuesday, July 29 EnergySolutions Arena

San Juan, Puerto Rico Saturday, Aug. 2 Coliseo de Puerto Rico

Kansas City, MO Friday, Aug. 8 Sprint Center

Jacksonville, FL Wednesday, Aug. 13 Veterans Memorial Arena

East Rutherford, NJ Tuesday, Aug. 19 IZOD Center at the Meadowlands Sports Complex

Specific information for the San Francisco auditions is below. More details for the additional audition cities will be announced shortly.

San Francisco "American Idol" Auditions

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Audition information, including forms and requirements, is available online at AmericanIdol.com.

"American Idol" is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Nigel Lythgoe, President, 19 Television; and Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.

ComingSoon.Net, AmericanIdol.Com

Steven Tyler: making the nuns go crazy

Who said nuns are out of touch? Tuesday afternoon, recently rehabbed Steven Tyler made a quick stop at a SoHo Starbucks and was confronted by an unlikely fan. A witness reports a nun went "crazy" upon realizing that the man next to her in line was the Aerosmith frontman. According to our spy, the nun started jumping up and down and yelling to Tyler "Have a good day" and, "I can't believe that you are in my Starbucks."


Romeo: Wise Beyond His Years

Romeo, the son of No Limit Records founder Master P, has grown up before our eyes. At the young age of 11, he followed in his father's footsteps and became an entertainer ... introducing himself to the world with his first single, "My Baby." At that time, he was known as Lil Romeo.

Now, a little less than eight years later, he's dropped the "lil" from his name, reached the age of 18, and is about to graduate high school, with his entertainment career intact. Unlike other child prodigies, who were drawn into the dark side of the industry, Romeo stayed focused, not only in his career, but also in school. He did so well, he earned himself a college scholarship to USC, where he will play basketball in a Trojans uniform in the coming year.

With a bright future ahead of him, and strong positive values instilled in him under his father's tutelage, we caught up with the young rapper/actor/athlete to discuss his strong sense of setting a positive example to kids younger than him, growing up in the spotlight, and how watching Master P over the years has helped him be the smart, responsible man that he's grown into today.

BallerStatus.com: A month or so back, you and your dad did an event for Earth Day for 20,000 kids, tell us about that.

Romeo: My little sister created ... she created this character. You know how little kids always draw these imaginary characters. My little sister, Itali Miller, came up with this idea [called Gee Gee the Magical Giraffe]. She told me and my dad since we have this ability and power to really bring this character to life. We have a really big family and kids ... and kids are the future. I just wanted to do something to show the kids that we do love them and we do this for them.

The whole thing we did [for Earth Day], we did with Gee Gee the Magical Giraffe. We just wanted to show the kids that we want to make a difference and make a change. It's starts with [the kids] and it started right there. We just showed the kids that it's ok to be yourself and be young and have fun.
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now usc will never get to the finals!

ONTD needs more Tricia.

Tricia Helfer joins 'Inseparable'

Tricia Helfer has been tapped to co-star on Fox's drama pilot "Inseparable," while Michaela McManus has joined the cast of NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" as a regular.

"Inseparable," from ABC Studios and writer/exec producer Shaun Cassidy, is a modern-day Jekyll and Hyde tale about Justin/Clyde (Lloyd Owen), a partially paralyzed forensic psychiatrist with a split personality whose alter ego is a charismatic criminal.

Helfer ("Battlestar Galactica") will play Mason Wicks, a psychiatrist who evaluates suspects for the police department. The casting stems from the talent holding deal Helfer inked with Fox in April.

Also cast in the pilot is Morgan Turner as Justin's daughter Emily.

Helfer, who appears in the final season of "Galactica," is managed by Gordon Gilbertson.

I don't think I could love this woman any more than I do. Girl is fierce, and could probably kick all of our asses.

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Heavily pregnant Gwen Stefani was spotted out in north London today getting in a little quality family time.

During the course of the outing, the expectant Hollaback Girl and her hubby Gavin Rossdale picked up a few sweets at Primrose Patisserie before taking their 2-year-old son Kingston for a go at the playground equipment at a near by park.

After a long and tiring day, the happy trio ended their day with a family dinner at an upscale restaurant. Gwen and loving husband Gavin are back in the British capital following a lengthy stay in Los Angeles, perhaps to watch the tennis at Wimbledon.


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What Ya Got Eva?

Eva Mendes was caught on her way out of a liquor store in West Hollywood on Wednesday afternoon (June 25), the actress had just done some shopping at Barneys New York a couple of minutes before swinging by the liquor store.

Eva carried the Barneys bag into the store with her then hid whatever she bought inside of the big bag.

Meanwhile, Mendes is currently in negotiations to star in a remake of the movie Bad Lieutenant, which will star Nicolas Cage. The original movie was made in the early 90’s and starred Harvey Keitel as a corrupt cop investigating a nun’s rape.

Mendes and Cage have already starred in a movie together, they starred in 2007’s Ghost Rider. Production starts on Bad Lieutenant at the end of summer.

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Britney going home yesterday / Is She Planning to Reunite with K-Fed?

After getting overnight visits with her kids, splurging on a shopping spree at Fred Segal and then swinging by Ballys for a workout, it was an exhausted Britney Spears who was spotted receiving a ride home yesterday in Los Angeles.

With her hair tied up and a pout plastered on her face, the comeback princess only gazed through the paparazzi who were trailing next to her as their questions went in one ear and out the other.

Meanwhile, since they’ve been spending so much time together as her visitation rights with their sons is being expanded, rumours are rumbling that Britney and ex-hubby Kevin Federline may be getting back together soon!

Spears also was very touched by K-Fed’s interest and concern about her younger sister, as Jamie Lynn Spears became a mom herself last week.

According to the source, a Spears-Federline recoupling ”wouldn’t come as a big surprise,” though don’t hold your breath for a second trip down the aisle for the twosome.

”Let’s see how this goes … but something [romantic] is definitely again cooking there.”

First Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee and now Brit and K-Fed? When will these women learn?!?


Xtina and Jordan at CNN Studios for Larry King Live / Talks About Voting

Christina Aguilera: My Son Got Me "Excited" About This Election

Credit Christina Aguilera's newborn son Max with getting her involved in this year's election.

"Being a new mother, it was really important for me to get excited about this election," she told Larry King during an interview Wednesday about her involvement with Rock the Vote.

This election "is such one of change and new development for our country and for the future of my son," she added. "I want the best possibilities for him."

Aguilera — who would not reveal which candidate she supported — told King, she registered to vote "as soon as I could" but admitted she didn't "exercise that right until the last election.

"I grew up in a house where politics weren't discussed," she explained. "It was a hopeless situation.

"As a woman, that's embarrassing that it took [me] so long [to vote] because we weren't always given that right," she said.

As she grew up, Aguilera said her interest in social issues increased (she has spoken out about surviving childhood abuse).

"Certain issues were brought to me where I felt I can voice my opinion," she said.

As for why other young people don't vote, she said maybe they feel politics "doesn't affect them" and they think it will matter to them "later on down the road.

"But time goes quickly," she cautioned. "I'm already 27."

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Answer video to Katy Perry - "I Kissed A Boy"

ALL AMERICAN BOY – This is going to be the gay viral video of the week. Already, Towleroad, Boy Culture, and Kenneth in the (212) have posted this. And why not? It’s a take on Katy Perry — but better — “I Kissed a Boy” with video clips from Matt Sterling’s gay porn classic “All American.” Full lyrics after the jump for those who are YouTube challenged.

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lol, i was waiting for this. and yes, i think it's meant to have godawful singing, i don't see how anyone could take this seriously rofl.
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Stars US Tour

Stars map US tour

Montreal quintet will hit the road in September


Stars have announced a tour of the US, which will kick off September 15 at the Wilbur in Boston, MA.

The Montreal four-piece will take to the road for a three-week stint in support of their 2007 album ‘In Our Bedroom After The War’.

The band today unveiled the video for current single ‘Bitches In Tokyo’ which was directed by Experimental Parachute Movement featuring Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene and George Vale. The clip will stream at their Myspace page.

The band are also slated to play the Festival D’ete de Quebec, Ottawa Bluesfest and Outlands Festival this summer.

The dates are:

Vieux-Quebec, PQ Festival D’ete de Quebec (July 5)
Ottawa, ON Ottawa Bluesfest (8)
San Francisco, CA Outlands Festival (August 24)
Boston, MA Wilbur (16)
Northampton, MA Pearl Street (17)
Philadelphia, PA Trocadero (19)
New York, NY Terminal 5 (20)
Chicago, IL The Riviera (24)
St. Louis, MO The Pagaent (25)
Lawrence, KS The Granada (26)
Austin, TX Austin City Limits (28)
Los Angeles, CA Avalon (October 1)
Anaheim, CA House of Blues (2)
Santa Cruz, CA The Rio Theatre (4)
San Francisco, CA The Fillmore (6)
Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom (8)
Seattle, WA The Showbox (9)

source: http://www.nme.com/news/stars/37628

A look at the rehearsal process for Damn Yankees

BroadwayWorld and Broadway Beat's cameras takes you where no audience member has gone before - to the rehearsal room of the uber-popular and highly anticipated New York City Center Encores! series. Click now to watch interviews and rehearsal highlights from "Damn Yankees" starring Sean Hayes, Jane Krakowski, Cheyenne Jackson, and Randy Graff, running July 5 – 27, 2008 at New York City Center (55th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues). Damn Yankees is directed by John Rando and has Music Direction by Rob Berman and the original Bob Fosse choreography recreated by Mary MacLeod. A July 10 opening is planned.


Jamie Lynn to Mom: Help Me With My Baby!

Jamie Lynn Spears may not need a conservatorship (yet), but the new mom still wants her parents to help with her baby.

TMZ spies tell us ever since the unwed teen mother gave birth last week, she's been staying at mom Lynne's Kentwood home -- which Britney paid for -- called Serenity. We're told even though JL and baby daddy Casey Aldridge bought a home in nearby Liberty, Miss., Jamie has decided to stay with Mama Spears because she's realized it ain't so easy raising a child ... especially, when you're still one yourself.

As far as Casey's living arrangements, we're told he goes back and forth between staying with Jamie Lynn and little Maddie Briann, and his folks' home. An adult mother's work is never done. 


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Audrina and Lo Take Time to Bond, Shop

The Hills rolled through trendy Fred Segal today, proving retail therapy can make gal-pals out of anyone. Even Audrina Patridge and Lo Bosworth, whom we last saw at odds for Lauren Conrad's good favor on the show.

After arriving around 11a.m. at the trendy Melrose boutique, the pair seemed to make a genuine effort at bonding—or at least the producers did anyway. As the girls perused Fred Segal Beauty (where Audrina picked up Lorac lip gloss and Lo some Bumble & Bumble hair spray), staffers were instructed to keep to themselves and assistance to a minimum.

"They told us not to talk to them. It was more about the conversation they were having," one product pusher told E! News.

After that, the ladies headed to the roof deck for some sun and more shopping. They cruised womenswear but made no purchases. Some MTV staffers munched on salads from Segal's Mauro's Cafe while the two gabbed.

Finally, Audrina and Lo headed out around 1:15 p.m., to the firestorm of paparazzi.

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Avril Lavigne's -Girlfriend- to become all time #1 clip.

Avril's fans cheat Youtube .

According to Idolator.com, Avril Lavigne's Girlfriend video is currently Youtube's all-time no. 2 clip, "having been viewed some 88,739,107" times. A lot of views yes? But when I checked on Tuesday, having read the news Monday, it had been viewed 88,982,936, which is like, um...(trying to do it in my head, giving up and getting out calculator) 243,829 more views than yesterday.

Did almost 250,000 people watch the video in that 24 hours? Maybe. Or maybe it's the work of some little tricksters with time on their hands and some very oddly placed priorities.

avrilbandaids.com has taken up the campaign. "Avril Lavigne's Girlfriend music video is less than 1 million views away from becoming the most watched video of all time on YouTube, so if ever there was a time for us to bring back the YouTube campaign, that time is now!
"But making Girlfriend the most watched video on YouTube is small potatoes compared to what we're capable of. We're going to make Girlfriend the first ever video on YouTube to have over 100,000,000 views...
"...what we're attempting won't be easy but.... Bahh who am I kidding? Of course it will be easy because we have a secret weapon."

The secret weapon? A page that will automatically refresh every 15 seconds, adding one view to Girlfriend's YouTube total each time it does.

"The views will start to add up faster than you can even imagine. If we had 86 people keeping two windows open for 10 days straight, we would already be at 10,000,000 views."

It's distressing that this is what kids are putting their time into these days. How much do you wanna bet they're cheating on their exams too?
this is the #1 all time for now.

Evolution of Dance - 90,057,077 it is now 90,071,493
Girlfriend - 89,263,935 it is now 89,284,333


Weezer Sessions on AOL Music!

Weezer recently had a live performance on Sessions on AOL Music. Below is the video of 'Pork and Beans'. All the videos can be found here or by clicking on the pic above. (the Miss Sweeney video is really great, you must check it out, Spinner compared it to Weezer "taking a page straight from R. Kelly's 'Trapped in the Closet'").  Also, Spinner has all the pics from when Weezer recorded Sessions.

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More New Old Pictures of Zefron

Some more outtakes from last year's Hairspray/HSM2 Zac media blitz popped up:

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I'm kind of happy these old photoshoots are trickling out, it tides me over since Zef is still in SLC and outta sight.

No worries, he should be back in LA soon, pumping gas, sipping on Robeks, shopping at Urban Outfitters, and as always, looking hot.

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Ghost Whisperer star Jennifer Love Hewitt wins Saturn Award

Jennifer Love Hewitt brings an award home from the 2008 Annual Saturn Awards held at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Jenn, 29, was named Best Actress on Television for her work on Ghost Whisperer.

When Jennifer Love Hewitt returned to the set of the Ghost Whisperer to continue filming, she wore the new high-tech MBT (Masai Barefoot Technology) sneakers, which are said to improve posture, promote activity and firmness of muscles in the buttocks, rear thighs and lower limbs. (wtf?)

10+ more pics of Jennifer Love Hewitt at the Saturn Awards and wearing her high-tech sneakers back on the set of the Ghost Whisperer

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Heidi Montag still thinks Lauren Conrad is a "great person," ONTD doesn't care

Earlier today on The View, Heidi Montag revealed she has no hard feelings toward her ex-bff Lauren "LC" Conrad.

"The truth is, I have no animosity," said the 21-year-old Hills star. "I think Lauren is a great person and I am not that kind of person — I don't hate somebody ... I don't have feelings like that. I'm on a higher path."

Heidi appeared on the hit talk show with her on-and-off again boyfriend Spencer Pratt.

When the ladies of The View asked Heidi if she believed LC felt the same toward her, she responded saying, "I don’t know. I just try and be the best person I can. Obviously our friendship didn't work out because she was saying, 'you either have to choose your boyfriend or me.' And I was like, 'Well, I didn't like your boyfriend but I wouldn't do that to you — I'm not that kind of friend.'"

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Ian McKellan now a Companion of Honour

British actor Sir Ian McKellen receives the Companion of Honour medal for services to Drama and Equality, from Britain's Queen Elizabeth II during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London, Wednesday June 25, 2008.

(AP Photo/Martin Keene, PA)

Wiki for what this is.

UPDATE: (went to McKellan.com to see if he'd had any comments and found the Guillemots video, not sure if that was posted, so some music to go with this post.)

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Doctor Who star set to get £1.3m to stay

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THE BBC is rumoured to be ready to pay David Tennant a massive £1.3 million to carry on as Doctor Who.

The Bathgate-born actor is expected to be offered a new deal worth up to £100,000 per episode.

And he could also be offered other drama projects in a bid to keep him on board.

BBC bosses are desperate to stop the 37-year-old from quitting the show, which attracts up to eight million viewers.

One senior BBC source was quoted saying: "Everyone assumes David is quitting but that's not the case. We're hoping he will be back.

"The situation as it stands is that no deal has been discussed yet for the next series of Doctor Who. That, however, is about to change.

"David is brilliant in the role and naturally we hope he will continue. We're not considering anyone else at this time."

Tennant said: "I've been asked when I'm quitting since the first day I took the part. I've not quit – I've just not been offered another deal yet."

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One lonely pic of Topher Grace

Topher Grace was spotted outside of Foxtail nightclub in West Hollywood last night.

We don't see much of him around, but that is in line with a comment he made last year:

"It's because I'm boring. I love that there's a sense of mystery about me but I'm just (a) boring, homebody type. I'm so boring. I like board games and stuff like that but my hobby - because I work so much - is having dinner with friends. That's it! That's all I have time for.

I have a very solid, core group of friends and I like getting them all together for dinner. And that's rare because the last couple of years I've worked so hard that's all I can really ask for in terms of free time. And also I'm lazy. I've hung up my tennis racket!"

We should see a little bit more of him, as he has a few movies in the works:

Kids in America (2008) (completed) ... Matt Franklin
Coxblocker (2009) (in production) ... William Cox
The Crusaders (2009) (in production) ... Jack Greenberg


I miss That '70s Show SO F-ING MUCH you guys. It lives in my DVR.

p.s. can someone tell me where my bb Danny Masterson is? D:
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Ed Westwick in serious car crash but hes not dead or injured

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Outside Santos' Party House last night, beautiful people smoked, Petra Nemcova (who was prepping for her birthday party downstairs at midnight) got admonished for carrying drinks out of doors, and some of us fretted: Where was Ed Westwick? The Gossip Girl star was supposed to have shown up an hour before to play with his band, the Filthy Youth, at a party in honor of artist Todd Diciurcio to benefit the Art Production and Happy Hearts Funds. His band members had been milling in the crowd for ages. But Westwick was completely MIA!

Then we overheard his business manager telling a small group, including Taylor Momsen, that Westwick had gotten in a cab accident. "Crashed on the way over. Fucked up," read a text message from the actor. "No broken bones or guitars?" she wrote back. No reply.

Half an hour passed. We lapsed into morbid fantasy. What if he was injured or disfigured? They'd probably have to write it into the Gossip Girl script: Chuck Bass is humbled by his injuries and undergoes a personality change. He becomes a kinder person and apologizes to Blair who spends the rest of her life applying compresses to his injuries.

God, that would be so … boring. Well. At least since he'd texted, we knew he still had his arms.

Then we realized that Westwick, being British and all, probably just hadn't adhered to the well-known New York rule of immediately running from a cab crash so your driver can yell at the other driver in peace and you won't have to fill out a police report. We sighed in relief. Just then, a sketchy-looking white van with tinted windows pulled up and Westwick hopped out, looking every bit a rock star with his tight jeans and white T-shirt rolled up to reveal (intact) arms gleaming with sweat. He rushed inside and gave a big hug to Momsen, who'd been waiting most of the night. "I was in a car crash! A fucking car crash! Can you believe it?" Then he jumped onstage, introduced Diciurcio to the crowd, and sang his heart out. Not well, but damn do we admire his pluck. —Jada Yuan


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Singer Geri Halliwell has revealed she has no intentions of working with the Spice Girls again - and will concentrate on her writing career instead.

Speaking to the Daily Echo ahead of her Southampton book signing, the star said her books already have three high-profile fans - the Beckham boys.

Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz are said to love the Ugenia Lavender stories which have already spent four weeks on the best seller list.

And, said Geri, they may even see their mum Victoria appearing in future titles of the six-book series.

"I did create a character called Princess Posh Vatoria.  Who knows, she may appear in later books."

When asked if she has finally found her niche, the feisty pop star and UN ambassador replied: "I think so.  It's a question I've been asking to myself.  I feel I like telling stories and I like to be inspiring.

"I've always been a bit of a storyteller.  I love language and the power of words.  When I was in the Spice Girls, I liked working on the videos and writing lyrics.  I love seeing something you have created come to life."

Geri - who studied English Literature before joining the Spice Girls - admits there is more than a passing resemblance between herself and her flame-haired heroine Ugenia.

"I felt I needed a new medium for Girl Power and wanted a strong female character.  There's loads of me in there - I'm writing her so it's inevitable.  She's my kooky, naughty side that I can't bring out in real life."

The star - who says she was inspired by Enid Blyton's Naughtiest Girl stories - bats away suggestions that she may have had help writing her books.

"Anyone who's read it knows I did it because it's so mad.  The 18 stories in the Ugenia series are very character-led.  I'm proud to have created a well-rounded character, not a flat, throwaway picture book.  The stories have heart and depth but in a playful way.  You can tell there's creativity and effort behind them."

Geri, 35, who lives in North London is also busy being a mother to two-year-old Bluebell Madonna.

"It's an eternal juggle between achieving quality time with my daughter and feeding my creativity," she said.  "Sometimes I feel it's balanced and sometimes it's lopsided but that's my life."

Because I want more Spice Girls-related news.


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Beyonce For Ireland

Beyonce was photographed making her way through London’s Heathrow Airport on Thursday afternoon (June 26) , the singer who took a break from filming her new movie Obsessed (click for on set photos) on Monday night (June 23) night to celebrate her sister, Solange’s birthday with the likes of Linday Lohan (click for photos) is taking another break.

Beyonce landed at Heathrow then quickly made her way to catch a connecting flight to Ireland, where she is there to support husband Jay Z who is performing at the RDS in Dublin on Thursday night. The pair will then head back to England on Friday (June 27th) for the Glastonbury Festival. The newlyweds are rumored to do a surprise duet at both the Dublin show and Glastonbury show.

In other news, prodcer Rodney Jerkins spoke to Rap-Up TV about Beyonce’s upcoming third album. He said “It gonna be big, big pop songs”, he album which is scheduled for a possible November release.

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Shilpa Shetty Yoga DVD trailer & Launch of Production House

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Shilpa Shetty's (model, actress, Celebrity Big Brother UK winner) Yoga DVD aimed at england Customers will soon roll out in India.  Ahead of that she managed to make a trailer before its release.  

The DVD was Priced at around 14 Euros in Britain.  The film is already out on the internet though.  If you still want to buy it, try amazon.

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Shilpa Shetty, who's also turned producer now, has signed on filmmaker Manish Jha of Matrubhoomi fame to direct her first home production that will go on the floor in November. "The untitled project is in its initial stages. It will have two heroes and two heroines. And I will be one of the heroines. As far as cast and crew go, only Manish and I are finalised," said Shilpa, who achieved international fame after winning the British reality show Celebrity Big Brother

The actress, who launched her production house S2 Global Productions last year, says she is making an appearance in the movie at Jha's behest. 

"Manish felt the character suits me well and so I'm a part of it," Shilpa said. Jha had earlier directed Shilpa's yoga DVD, which was shot near the backwaters of Kerala. 

Talking about her future plans, Shilpa said: "I plan to produce a lot of movies that I may not be a part of. I'm also planning to re-launch my sister Shamita. "She will not be part of the first project, but I am thinking of a film for her too. The second film will be for Shamita." 

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the neo-soul family tree

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Neo-Soul, Neo-Soul. Where for arte thou, Neo-Soul? With all due respect to R&B/Soul’s subgenre, Neo-Soul never really left, but became an acceptable addition to the R&B family (sans title). Kedar Massenburg of Motown coined the term at a time when the delineation between watery Pop-R&B and real live Soul became foggy. Many multifaceted talents were being shuffled into the mix, despite their new wave infusions of rock and funk elements previously shunned once the MPC came a’knockin.

Neo-Soul raised the bar, and with it came artists that made their marks in music history. Even Hip-Hop hopped on the Neo-Soul bus with albums like The Roots’ Phrenology and Common’s Electric Circus. As a true testament to the past, present, and future, the AllHipHop Alternatives staff revisits some of the survivors on the Neo-Soul family tree (Cody ChestnuTT, we still love you).

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Is Madonna Being Sabotaged?

I often criticize Madonna in this space for her nutty politics and her membership in Kabbalah.

But there’s one thing you can’t beat and that’s Madonna live and in person.

So let’s clear up reports from Tuesday that her big fall tour isn’t selling out. With the sole exception of Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium, the Sweet and Sticky tour, I am told, will outpace Madonna’s last tour significantly.

Indeed, Dodger Stadium is the only venue Madonna hasn’t sold out. Of course, the show isn’t for five months. The fact that she’s sold half the stadium now for November is pretty darn impressive.

So where did this bad news come from? Warner M. Group, which lost Madonna to Live Nation, has been on a tear planting negative stories about the latter organization.

WMG, as I predicted, has done little to nothing to promote Madonna’s "Hard Candy" album as retribution for her exit to Live Nation. That a CD with a hit single, the Justin Timberlake-Michael Jackson sound-alike duet "4 Minutes to Save the World," has sold only 500,000 copies is an utter disgrace. But WMG only has itself to blame.

It didn’t take a rocket scientist to predict this. WMG has just this and a greatest hits album left with Madonna, and then she’s gone. Her departure is a huge embarrassment to the ailing, much-mocked record company.

But here’s what’s better: I’m told Live Nation is on the brink of cutting a similar deal with WMG’s act Nickelback. Nickelback, which has hits like "The Reason" and "Photograph," is a contemporary hit-maker act, a rarity these days. Grabbing them from WMG could be Live Nation’s coup de grace.

Live Nation is also rumored to be making deals with Epic Records star Shakira for concerts and CDs. Is it happening? Well, hips don’t lie.

But Live Nation did not do the deal with the Rolling Stones that I long ago exclusively reported on. In the end, I’m told, it made more sense for Live Nation to keep putting on Stones concerts. But album-wise, the group is not a big seller. It's likely to continue doing one-off deals with Interscope, which did such a good job with the "Shine a Light" soundtrack.

As for Madonna, we needn’t worry about her or Live Nation. She’s already sold out four shows at the Garden and out in New Jersey at what used to be the Continental Airlines Arena — now the Izod Arena. She’s also sold out most of her venues in Europe. And Dodger Stadium? Those Angelenos are just mellow. They’ll get to it in time.

Meanwhile, a better question to ask is why can’t WMG cough up a follow-up single to "4 Minutes"? That is, assuming they would want to. "Hard Candy" is full of candidates such as "Miles Away" and "Give It to Me."

But WMG hasn’t had made a move. By contrast, Mariah Carey — whose sales have outpaced Madonna’s considerably — is already on her third single from her contemporaneous release, "E=MC2."


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Violet Affleck Feeds The Ducks

Earlier today, we posted photos from Wednesday (June 25) of Jennifer Garner and Violet Affleck out and about in Brentwood, CA.

Now we have another batch of photos from the mother and daughter duo, this time they stopped near a lake close to their Brentwood home on Thursday afternoon (June 26).

The pair of them seemed to be having a good time as they fed some swans together, on the way back to the car, young Violet gave the paparazzi a big grin before Garner closed the door. Violet really does seem to love having her photograph taken.

Oh and in case you are wondering, Jennifer is wearing her wedding ring.

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Hulk Hiding Under Charity Cover

The Hulk Hogan-fronted charity that brags it's raising cash for John Graziano's medical care hasn't paid his family a penny.

Nearly a year after Nick Hogan's crash, Graziano's attorney tells us that they haven't seen one red cent from "The Freedom Group," a charity that Hulk just happened to become the towel-waving spokesbeast for ... a week after the crash.

A source tells us that Freedom raised 60 grand last year, but it's unclear where any of that jack has landed. As we reported, they canceled their biggest fund-raising event -- the National Towel Wave -- because they didn't want to deal with Hogan drama.

UPDATE: High-profile Hogan attorney David Houston says, "To the best of my knowledge, the Graziano family has not requested assistance. A request must be made and go before the Board of Directors before a request can be granted. The J & J recovery fund is only a part of a much larger charity doing other things." Sean Chumura, one of the co-founders of Freedom, tells TMZ that Hulk was actually involved with the charity before the crash and that he's "absolutely not hiding" behind the charity.

That's funny, because the J & J recovery fund is named after John AND on their website, it says "we’ve established "The J&J Recovery Fund", specifically to support these young men and their families in this time of need."



Franz LP Set for January, Single Due in Madden '09

Add a last minute date at a little out-of-the-way place called Glastonbury or something

So a January release it is for the new Franz Ferdinand album, the one the spry Scots were busy mixing in our last report on the matter. The Epic set's first single will debut on the soundtrack to the 2009 edition of the Madden NFL video game series, which is due in mid-August.
Tantalizing morsels of the new tunes can still be previewed via the music section of the band's website.

You kick out those jock jams, fellas, and we'll just keep on looping "Trigger 8" in the meantime.

In the midst of their current string of teeny tiny little club dates, Franz have just announced an awfully big one on some awfully short notice. Tomorrow, they'll hit the Park Stage at the Glastonbury Festival right after John Cale and right before Dizzee Rascal, which, as Franz drummer Paul Thomson writes in a MySpace blog post, "is pretty much where I think we stand musically." They'll hit Yeovil, England's Orange Box tonight.


06-26 Yeovil, England - Orange Box
06-27 Glastonbury, England - Glastonbury Festival
06-28 Cardiff, Wales - The Point
06-29 Leeds, England - Faversham
07-04 Tallinn, Estonia - Ollesummer Festival
07-12 Ferrara, Italy - Piazza Castello
07-18 Southwold, England - Henham Park (Latitude Festival)
07-19 Gräfenhainichen, Germany - Ferropolis (Melt! Festival)
08-07 Skanderborg, Denmark - Skanderborg Festival
08-08 Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West Festival
08-15-17 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands - Lowlands Festival
08-30 Stradbally, Ireland - Electric Picnic
08-31 Argyll, Scotland - Hydro Connect Festival


Britain's Missing Top Model

The New ‘Top Model’ for Disabled Girls Might Make Fashion People Look Really Ignorant

The cast of Britain's Missing Top Model..Photo: Courtesy of BBC3

Perhaps you've heard of the new BBC show, Britain's Missing Top Model. It's a reality show in which disabled girls compete to win a photo spread in a top glossy magazine and representation by a top modeling agency. Today the papers offer a look at some of the contestants, all of whom are quite beautiful. Debbie Van der Putten lost her right arm in a bus accident but posed for Playboy last year. Kellie Moody is deaf and can hear nothing without hearing aids. Jessica Kellgren-Hayes requires a wheelchair to travel long distances, since she has Hereditary Neuropathy with liability to Pressure Palsies (HNPP), which can cause her to be paralyzed at any time (she once paralyzed a leg after a night out dancing).
The Daily Mail reports the point of the show "is to challenge the boundaries that seem to exist in the beauty and fashion industries and cast new light on our concept of the ideal woman." We think this is a great idea. However, we're also interested to see how other people on the show — photographers, runway coaches, stylists — will come across.
Take for example Marie O'Riordan, editor of British Marie Claire, and one of the show's judges. She told the Daily Mail:
'When I first heard about the programme, my immediate thought was would it all be women in wheelchairs,' she says. 'And I knew that if it was going to be some sort of freak show, I didn't want to be involved. 'But I very quickly realised there are many disabled people who are not in wheelchairs, and that is just one of the many preconceptions we all hold about disability.
Really? Not all disabled people are confined to wheelchairs?! Thanks for setting the record straight for, you know, all of us.
Those comments aside, we'd guess not many people in the fashion industry are familiar with the physical limitations of a person who has, say, HNPP. We can't help but think they'll throw around lots of off-color comments, like O'Riordan's, when it comes time to do an interview about how a photo shoot went. We're keeping our fingers crossed for them.

The disabled beauties still fighting to become models Determined: Debbie Van der Putten has also posed for Playboy

At first glance, Debbie Van der Putten's portfolio looks like that of any aspiring young model.

She seems to have both the face and figure to make it in such a competitive world, and it's easy to imagine her catching the eye of casting directors and magazine editors.

But look more closely and it becomes clear that Debbie, 22, is not your average jobbing model. In most of her pictures, only one arm is visible - and this is not because the other is somehow obscured.

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Another muppet related death :(

Kermit Love, 91; helped create memorable 'Sesame Street' characters and the characters on The Great Space Coaster

The Jim Henson Company
Long before creating Big Bird for “Sesame Street” and his involvement in children’s television, Kermit Love had collaborated with some of the greatest choreographers of the 20th century: George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Robert Joffrey, Jerome Robbins and Twyla Tharp.

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Sad. The man who inspired the character of Kermit died last week (Kermit Scott, post here).

Carl Avoids Petey Bear

Welcome To Another Day in The Life Of ONTD's Favorite British White Male 6"2 Ex-Libertine and Former Drug Addict Jailbird.

Carl Barat is desperate to avoid Pete Doherty at the Glastonbury music festival this weekend.

The Dirty Pretty Things frontman is worried fans will try and convince him to do a duet with Pete, his former Libertines bandmate, if they spot them together at the event which starts tomorrow (27.06.08).

He said: "I'm playing my first solo show at Glastonbury on the Leftfield stage on Saturday night (28.06.08). I'm doing it for prison charity Jail Guitar Doors/Real Fits, which is about getting your art and your voice heard.

"I'd like to check out Pete's set if it doesn't clash with mine but at the same time I don't feel well enough to deal with all the attention that might come to me - if the fans spotted me they would probably want us to get up on stage."

Pete is set to perform on the Park stage tomorrow.

Carl is looking forward to getting back to performing after being hospitalised recently for an acute case of pancreatitis.

He added to Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "I've been in hospital in four days but I'm feeling much better now. I'm still in a bit of discomfort but I'm looking forward to getting back in the game. Being in hospital was a sobering period. I think the best thing for me is to get back on stage."


Ben Affleck Slams Stars' Self-promoting Humanitarian Efforts

Actor Ben Affleck has hit out at stars who use charity campaigns to promote their own careers.

The Daredevil star - who has made three trips to Africa in the last eight months - returned from his own humanitarian mission in Africa's Democratic Republic of Congo in May.

Affleck reveals the birth of his young daughter Violet in 2005 inspired his efforts to help those less fortunate, but he claims many of Hollywood's big names are simply seeking publicity.

The 35-year-old, who met with war lords and child warriors on his fact-finding mission, says, "Here I am, this actor. There's the potential for one of these cliche actors showing up out of the middle of nowhere in Africa. It's really critical for me to learn and to understand and not to be some outsider who shows up and says, 'I know what's happening and I know what should be done.'

"It's important for me to understand and to learn and to demonstrate humility. And in order to learn - particularly when you're talking about instability and conflict is one of the critical issues... you have to talk to the people who are involved... It's a very complex, interesting situation and it warrants exploration.

The growing turmoil in Africa's Congo region has been called one of the world's worst humanitarian crises this century. Conflicts in the area have caused the death of more than four million people - more than have died in any battle since World War II.

Affleck's video-documented journey will debut on Thursday's episode of U.S. evening news programme Nightline.


This is an obvious stab at stars like Angelina Jolie and Paris Hilton
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Up All Night With Amy Winehouse (Rolling Stone)

Over beer, tea and banana sandwiches, the singer opens up about her jailed husband, her next record and her unraveling life

Winehouse says all of this is the product of heartbreak from being separated from her true love, whose name appears in a little heart pin she often wears in her hair. "To be honest, my husband's away, I'm bored, I'm young," Winehouse tells me. "I felt like there was nothing to live for. It's just been a low ebb."

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Usher wants to be Marvin Gaye

R+B superstar Usher wants to play the leading role in a biopic of legendary singer Marvin Gaye.

The "Love in This Club" hitmaker has already played Gaye once before during a guest-appearance on U.S. television show "American Dreams"

And now he is desperate to portray Gaye in a movie version of his life story.

He says, "I want to be the person who tells the story of Marvin Gaye because I understand the conflict he had as a man."

Unfortunately for the singer, a film about Marvin Gaye's life is already in production - with former Law + Order star Jesse L. Martin in the lead role.

Um, ARE YOU KIDDING ME. Jesse >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Usher. Like, times infinity.
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Demi Lovato: "I Get Loud Around Boys!"

Princess Protection Program starlet Demi Lovato spilled to BOP! magazine that she likes to make sure the whole room knows when she thinks a boy is cute. 'I don't really care if a guy hears me say I like him. I'm the type of girl who's like, 'Oh my gosh, he's so cute. Look at those tight pants!'

Demi also admitted that she know she's crushing on someone if she can't stop cracking jokes around him. 'I wouldn't be who I was if I didn't. Part of the reason why I'm so corny and into comedy is because all the situations I play have probably happened to me!'


Heidi and Spencer on The View!

Oh my God, you guys, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt from The Hills were totally on The View today! Here are a couple of clips! We'd describe them for you, but we're fully about letting you be completely surprised! Also, we perfer to get our View coverage in transcript form for a more literary experience! Anyway, let us know how they were?
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A Brief History of Gay Androids


An opera version of Brokeback Mountain. Same-sex marriage in California. Madonna's new album. America is, by any reasonable measure, getting its gay on. And nowhere is this more apparent than when it comes to robots.

Take Wall-E, the new movie about an ostensibly male robot's romance with an ostensibly female visitor robot. Seems hetero enough, sure. Yet, on a closer inspection, Wall-E's story of overcoming isolation and social awkwardness in a new, fast-moving cosmopolitan world seems like a classic coming-out tale.

Of course, film and television provide a rich history of androids, most of them far more fey than Wall-E. Below, Radar dusts the glitter off its homometer and gauges the gayness of some of America's most beloved (and sexually ambiguous) robots.

0: Asexual
1: Steak and beer
5: Bisexual
10: Flaming
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J LO watches husband Marc performing in concert

After showing off her post-pregnancy bikini bod, new mom Jennifer Lopez got all dressed up and headed the Palacio De Los Deportes in Madrid, Spain to watch her hubby Marc Anthony croon to a sold out audience.

Sitting front row (yes, being married to the talent has its perks), La Lopez showered her beau air kisses and words of encouragement as he did his thing for his many Spanish fans.

As for babies Max and Emme? They were back at the couple’s uber luxe hotel room being watched over by the help — namely Jennifer’s younger sister, Lynda.

Accompanying her hubby Marc Anthony while he performs a few shows across Europe, Jennifer Lopez headed out to enjoy a day of shopping in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday (June 24).

While Anthony was only briefly spotted as he exited the hotel, Lopez ventured around town - leaving a local store wearing a newly purchased red dress.

her necklace is so cute!

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I'm against face violence.

NEW YORK - With a bruised forehead, Stephen Colbert has found a new cause celebre: fighting the glamorization of "face violence."

As he did after breaking his wrist last year, Colbert has transformed a real-life injury into a mock crusade. Colbert was injured Saturday, and while he's been cagey about the cause, he's made no attempt to hide the scarring between his eyebrows this week on "The Colbert Report."

In extreme close-up Monday, he detailed the wreckage: "What the hell is going on right here? What the hell did I do to myself on Saturday? I've got stitches up there and it looks like I'm growing a little map of Norway down the side of my face."

Colbert has declined to say how the injury happened. (His publicist and Comedy Central also declined to comment.) Instead, he has said what's important is his new responsibility to fight "face violence" in Hollywood films.

Last June, Colbert broke his wrist while running around his set before the taping of a show. The comedian went on to wage a months-long fight for "wrist awareness" and widely circulated "WristStrong" bracelets for the cause. (Proceeds for the $1 bracelets have gone to the Yellow Ribbon Fund, a charity that assists injured service members and their families.)

This week, Colbert has joked that after the wrist injury, he pledged he would never break a fall with his hands.

Tuesday's guest, Will Smith, had a theory: "I think I know what happened to your face, `cause I can tell. Somebody kicked your ass, didn't they?"

Colbert has claimed it could have happened by smashing watermelons with his head or by "practicing for a walk-on role in Cirque du Soleil and overestimating the number of French Canadians my forehead would support."

face violence >>>>>>>>>> wrist violence

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Justin Timberlake Takes The Dogs For A Walk

OK, I couldn't resist that one.

Fine, fine, she's pretty! Jesus, it was a damn joke.

Here's Justin Timberlake with the woman who puts his head in a scissorhold every night. You know she smacks the shit out of him and he loves it. Diaz couldn't twerk the domina thing, but Jessica Biel's rough and she's got the body to back it up.

Then again, we recently discovered that he's always waving his junk in his male best friend's face so maybe she's a very toned beard.

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Emma Thompson does the Proust questionnaire in Vanity Fair

Having evidenced unrivaled range and revived Jane Austen for a modern audience, the two-time Oscar winner—and star of Brideshead Revisited, out this month—ponders her thighs, oenophilia, and weightier matters.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Hot weather in Scotland.

What is your current state of mind?

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My god, she is so fierce. And how many of you have already practiced your answers for the Inside the Actors' Studio questionnaire? Not the same one, but y'know.
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Ashley Tisdale certified gold

Blonde bombshell Ashley Tisdale is now going gold!!

Her single He Said She Said has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), according to Billboard.com - with over 500k units shipped/sold earlier this month. Congrats to Ashley! Thanks to VABN for the scoop.

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Joshua Kelley Just Won't Shut Up About Curling Katherine Heigl's Hair

After a whirlwind month of snubbing her fame-enabling Grey’s Anatomy writers, the entire Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and anyone unlucky enough to get a whiff of her second-hand smoke, Katherine Heigl is somehow still idolized and worshiped by her emasculated husband Joshua Kelley. As we noted yesterday, Heigl spent most of Kelley’s weekend gig at Hotel Cafe shouting out requests for songs, songs which have all been recently altered to include the name Katie in place of any other girl’s name. But most disturbingly, the “rocker” reportedly overshared the fact that he had “curled her hair” before the show. And just how important is it that Kelley spend his pre-show time grooming his pompous pony? So important that he’s suffered third-degree burns and dehabilitated his ability to play the guitar, all in the name of love. The excruciating details, after the jump.

According to Us, Joshua is currently in the process of "learning how to do Katherine’s curlers…if you are wondering why my guitar sounds weird, it’s because I burnt my pinkie on the curlers." Burnt your pinkie? On a curling iron? Ok, it's one (admittedly sad) thing to have this happen to you, but it's another entirely to blab to US Weekly about it. If we were in his shoes, we would've made something up about burning it while barbequeing for the troops or, perhaps, during an intense freebasing sesh with Amy Winehouse. At this point, Joshua doesn't even need Katherine to emasculate him; he's doing just fine on his own, thankyouverymuch. Next thing we know, we'll be reading about how he suffered a nasty papercut while opening up a box of tampons. Joshua, at this point, there's only one way to save your ever-diminishing reputation. We've got two words for you. Cirque Lodge. Just ask Kirsten Dunst or Eva Mendes, they'll admit you in for just about anything, so long as your checks don't bounce.


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Trailer for The Tale of Despereaux.

Directed by Sam Fell, the film features an all-star ensemble voice cast, including Matthew Broderick, Robbie Coltrane, Frances Conroy, Tony Hale, Ciaran Hinds, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Kline, Frank Langella, Christopher Lloyd, William H. Macy, Stanley Tucci, Tracey Ullman, Emma Watson and Sigourney Weaver. It is based on the book written by Kate Dicamillo and illustrated by Timothy B. Ering.

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The Dark Knight Pre-Sales "Huge" 
plus other tidbits.

Fandango reported today that pre-sales are huge for the film so far and that extra night screenings have been added!

Fandango is reporting dozens of showtimes for The Dark Knight are sold out in advance, even though the movie doesn't open until Friday, July 18 at 12:01 a.m. A few theaters have added 3:00 a.m. showtimes on Friday morning, July 18, to meet the consumer demand.

Comcast has updated its tie-in
website for the movie with additional videos, including "Filming in Chicago," "Batman Unmasked" and "Gotham Knight Behind the Scenes." Just go here and then click 'Videos' to watch them.

'BatBoy13' also tells us that Spike TV's "The Force of July" will feature an exclusive sneak peek at The Dark Knight on July 3rd.

SOURCE (Also at source, more IMAX posters for TDK)

More Hogan LOLs

I hate these people so much, but it's like when you think they can't go any lower, they do. AND it's LOL worthy.

Desperate for a story, People Magazine speaks to Terry "Hulk" Hogan in its latest issue. Hulk says he "unconditionally" loves his wife, Linda, despite their increasingly acrimonious divorce – and he's happy to have reconciled with his daughter, Brooke. Oh, and he's got a new reality show coming too. Wait until you read this pile of crap....

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'Transformers 2' Fell Into Princeton Filming, On-Set Video of Shia LaBeouf Outed

On Tuesday, June 24, film crew shooting for "Transformers" sequel, "Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen", has been spotted on the campus of Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. And, with that comes a bunch of new on-the-set videos and pictures showing what happens during the shooting there.

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Fool's Gold Attracts Cash On DVD

The critically reviled but box-office hit Fool's Gold, starring Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, became the hottest-selling DVD last week, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert. The Warner Bros. movie took over the top position on the sales chart from last week's No. 1, The Bucket List, which dropped to No. 3. Coming in second was Universal's Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins. Fool's Gold also topped Home Media Magazine's rental chart, with 20th Century Fox's Jumper in second place and The Bucket List in third.


Paramount Earns $1 Billion

Paramount received both good and bad news on Monday from its box-office researchers. The bad news was that its latest release, The Love Guru, flopped over the weekend with just $13.92 million. The good news was that the movie nevertheless helped push total revenue for all of the studio's films past the $1-billion mark in domestic ticket sales in record time. Last week the studio said that it had passed that mark overseas.

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The Kardashians on The View

Just yesterday, Kourtney, Khloe and I did The View! I recently appeared on the infamously opinionated talk show with Bruce, you may recall. But this time it was especially fun to appear with my sisters!

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she is so beautiful but what is she wearing in the first set of photos? If it weren't for the club photos I would think she's pregnant


Gwen Stefani Loves the London Zoo

A very pregnant Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale and Kingston Rossdale visit London Zoo, England, Tuesday afternoon. They were also joined by tennis legend Roger Federer, who is currently competing in Wimbledon. Gavin recently talked about his wife’s pregnancy and the pressures that come along with it. “Yeah, she does (feel under pressure). I mean, she’s just so dedicated and she’s just amazing with that stuff (weight loss). “It’s very hard because everyone’s so judged the whole time,” he said.

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Miley Cyrus Talk Show, New Tyra Banks?

 International pop mega star Miley Ray Cyrus is in discussions to launch her own teen talk show, reports Star magazine. Miley met former model/ talk show host Tyra Banks during a trip to Nashville, Tennessee in May, and the pair is planning to produce a younger version of The Tyra Banks Show.

A source told Star, 'Tyra wants to produce a show for Miley. Miley already has a huge following among teen girls, so her show would likely be successful. Tyra sees Miley's potential.'



Two awesome Brits: Emma Thompson interviews Hugh Laurie in June/July Interview Magazine

ET: I suppose we ought to confess to Interview magazine that we did go out with each other for a short while.
HL: We stepped out, yes.
ET: Yes. What people don't know is that you were, in fact, twice the size you are now in those days.
HL: I was larger. It is true.
ET: You were enormous. You were like a fucking giant. You trained the entire time and ate six steaks at every sitting, because of all the protein the rowers have to eat.
HL: I ate people at that time, I do remember. This is a rather grizzly detail--
ET: That rowing thing was very, very powerful. Okay, so you were head boy at Eton.

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My favorite Emma Thompson quote about HL: "He is very very lovable. He is one of those rare people who manages to be lugubriously sexy, like a well-hung eel."

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Chris Brown Reveals New Album Plans, Talks About ‘Growing’ Relationship With Rihanna

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Fresh off of his win for Best Male R&B Artist at the BET Awards, Chris Brown is already thinking about the follow-up to his platinum plus album “Exclusive.” During an interview with the Russ Parr Morning Show, Chris revealed some details about the new set. He’s already come up with a title for the album: “Graffiti.”

As for the musical direction of the album, Breezy’s echoing Ne-Yo’s statements about staying in the urban lane. “I wanted to change it up and really be different,” Chris said, “like my style now a days, I don’t try to be typical urban. I wanna be like how Prince and Michael and Stevie Wonder were. They can cross over to any genre of music.”

Chris even hinted he’d be doing a little rapping on the new album while talking about his verse over Lil Wayne’s “A Milli” beat. “I heard the song….Imma just play around with it. I’m not really spitting like I’m gonna be spitting on my new album. Imma just give them a teaser”

Of course, what’s an interview with CB without bringing up his rumored girlfriend, Rihanna? Though Rih is still playing it a bit too coy, Chris is getting a little more open with how he describes their relationship. “Our relationship is growing. We started off as friends and we’re getting a little bit closer now.”

He shot down claims that they are just friends with benefits, insisting that makes them sound “cheap.”

Hoping to avoid the rage on the Chris Brown message boards, Chris quickly added, “But I don’t want to let down all my girlfriends, so all the ladies out there, I still love y’all!”

And does Mama Breezy like Miss Rihanna? “Yeah yeah, she’s real cool. They’re both light skin with green eyes, so…” Ahh. So it must be love then.

No time table for the release of “Graffiti” but expect Chris to do a lot more writing. One song Chris penned for Rihanna, “Disturbia,” is expected to make a very high debut on the Billboard Hot 100. The chart will be released later today.


Outgoing Vogue Intern Sean Avery's Topless Shots Vanish

Outgoing Vogue Intern Sean Avery's Topless Shots Vanish

New York Ranger player-cum-Vogue intern Sean Avery has finished his month-long run with editrix Anna Wintour's glossy ship, and with it his stint as guest editor at mensvogue.com. At first, the blogging part of his editorship was an inadvertently comedic goldmine (his fellow players are "narrow-minded blockheads," and taunters will get their "asses kicked by a very expensive pair of shoes"—that match his accompanying belt and shirt, natch). But phantom tweaks to his later posts and photo captions transformed his writing into something almost passably Vogue. Then there's the case of the photos themselves, the nude-y ones that suspiciously went missing earlier today.

While he spent the summer quietly folding YSL and assisting on photo shoots, Sean still managed to find time to build on his image as the most hated man in hockey—primarily for a slideshow featuring a collection of shirtless photos of him standing awkwardly in the fashion closet. Apparently, they were odd by everyone's standard. They quickly disappeared, and were replaced with less hilarious ones of Avery lounging in a cubicle. Of course, according to Vogue's PR rep, they've "been posting a new slideshow of photos each day this week so that each day readers can check out new photos." Lucky for you, we saved a rather beefcake-y one on our desktop.




The Dark Knight Cineplex Pre Order!

Be the First to See the Latest Batman Movie, the Dark Knight, at Cineplex Entertainment Theatres

TORONTO, ONTARIO, Jun 25, 2008 (Marketwire via COMTEX) ----Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) will begin selling advance tickets Friday June 27, 2008 at 9 am (EST: 9.32, -0.02, -0.21%) for the highly anticipated movie The Dark Knight, which opens in wide release in both 35 mm and IMAX(R: 68.35, -2.25, -3.18%) DMR on Friday July 18, 2008. The next installment in the Batman series will be shown at select theatres across the country on Thursday July 17, 2008 at midnight (officially 12:01 am on July 18th). Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.cineplex.com, on your mobile phone and at participating Cineplex Entertainment theatre box offices (see list below).

"Cineplex Entertainment is very pleased to provide the special advance midnight screenings of The Dark Knight to our guests across the country," said Pat Marshall, Vice-President, Communications and Investor Relations for Cineplex Entertainment. "We wanted to offer our guests the opportunity to be amongst the very first to experience The Dark Knight and are showing the film in both 35 mm and in IMAX."

Cineplex Entertainment will present The Dark Knight on Thursday July 17th at midnight at the following select theatres throughout Canada Click here to find your location


I just managed to pre order 2 tickets a few minutes ago even though they aren't supposed to go on sale until tomorrow, so HAVE AT IT!

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miley cyrus loves touring because of her "hot" fans

Juggernaut performer Miley Ray Cyrus spilled that she's looking forward to touring and promoting her new CD Breakout this summer, especially because of the 'hot guys'! She told Twist magazine exclusively:

'When I was on tour with the Cheetah Girls two years ago, there were hot guys at every venue with 'I love Miley' signs. I was like, 'OK!' Plus, there's always a lot of hot celebrity guys coming to watch the show!'

This helps Miley deal with traveling everywhere with her family. 'My whole family lives on the tour bus, and my five dogs! My brothers, sisters and I share one bathroom!

.. My brother has a ridiculous haircut, and he'd use my brush but leave his hair in it. And he used my toothbrush to comb his eyebrows once!

I asked for soap and two towels in my dressing room because I shower at the venue. I hate showering on the bus cause my brothers always use all the hot water!'


Jonas Family Coping With Nick's Diabetes


The Jonas Brothers are one of today’s hottest bands, with one of the summer’s most highly-anticipated tours, appearances on TV, and a new album coming out in August. But what most people don’t realize is that while he’s singing and playing on stage with his brothers, Nick Jonas, 15, is also wearing an insulin pump.

The cover story of the July 2008 issue of Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, shares the Jonas family’s struggle with Nick’s diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in November 2005, will inspire all parents who are coping with their daughter’s or son’s diabetes.

'Nicholas is so self-sufficient,' says his mother, Denise Jonas. 'Even at that age he was quick to learn how to give himself shots.. I wanted him to take over because I knew I wasn’t going to be around him all the time.'

The Jonases also have multiple back up systems in place behind the scenes; family members, assistants, and even the band’s security team carry glucagon, fruit snacks, and an extra insulin pump.

It took the Jonas family more than a year to address Nick’s condition publicly, but since then he’s been a strong advocate and role model for others with the disease. He even wrote a song about being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, established a foundation with his brothers called Change for the Children, and gives concert tickets to young people with diabetes.

Nick believes that managing diabetes has brought him and his mother closer together, stating that their relationship is 'definitely stronger and more supportive.. She is always watching me and caring.'

The support and appreciation is mutual. Denise Jonas says of her 15 year old rock star son, 'I know who he is and know that he can accomplish anything he sets his mind to, so I don’t think that he will ever allow diabetes, or anything else, to slow him down.'

Source: http://www.oceanup.com/oceanup/2008/06/how-jonas-famil.html#more

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Bale: Batman ‘the most questionable’ superhero

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LOS ANGELES - “The Dark Knight” looks to be one of this summer’s hottest — and darkest — films, according to Batman himself, Christian Bale.

“Chris (Nolan) manages to make a blockbuster-size, entertaining movie,” Bale told IGN.com of the returning director, who also joined the actor on franchise relaunch “Batman Begins.” “But there’s a whole lot of thought behind it as well.”

In a summer of superhero blockbusters that’s already seen “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk” become box office hits, Batman stands apart.

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