June 30th, 2008

Lily Allen completes second album + does duet with Jamie from Klaxons

Lily Allen has completed recording sessions for her second album.

The singer told Newsbeat she is yet to name the follow up to Alright Still but she is happy with the new record.

She told Newsbeat: "I’m pretty much sure it’s finished and I’ve got a meeting on Tuesday with the label, I’m really happy."

The singer also admitted that despite the pressure to repeat the success of her debut, she is not worried about what her record company think of it.

She added: "As much as I love them they’re just people who give you a loan. I’m not scared of my label."

Away from her recording sessions, Lily also said she has been working with Klaxons singer Jamie Reynolds on a new song.

The pair told Newsbeat they took time out to go into the studio together a couple of weeks ago.

Lily said: "We had our session and enlightened each other. We did a cover of Joe Jackson’s Steppin' Out.

Jamie added: "And that wonderful song that we’re yet to finish."

He went on: "It was just for a bit of enjoyment. I don’t even know if it’ll even exist yet. It’s a big work in progress."

Meanwhile, Klaxons are also working on their follow up to their Mercury prize winning debut Myths Of The Near Future.

Of the recording sessions Jamie said they had a hard first session.

"We’ve put a bit of work and we’re getting somewhere near a flow," he explained. "It’s going alright, we go in on Tuesday to do the second session on it. We’ve got another two weeks to hopefully come up with something."

source: BBC Newsbeat

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Maher and Shandling honor George Carlin at service

He was the comedian who actually said the seven words you can never say on television, but close friends and family members remembered George Carlin as a man who, when he was off stage, had only a kind word for everyone he met.

At a private memorial service Sunday attended by some 150 people — "That was as small as we could keep it," chuckled Carlin's daughter, Kelly Carlin McCall — her father was memorialized by comedians Bill Maher, Garry Shandling and others as someone who had no enemies, in part because he was nice to everyone he spoke to.

"What everyone said tonight is if you spent time with my father, whether it was five seconds or five hours, he was kind, attentive, very connected to you, compassionate," said Carlin's daughter.

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alicia keys to retire at 30

R&B singer ALICIA KEYS has decided she wants to retire by the age of 30 - so she can spend the rest of her life travelling the world.
The 27-year-old star often finds herself exasperated by the pressures of fame and in 2006 she took a break from music and travelled to Egypt to recuperate.
And the Fallin' hitmaker insists that she hopes to be able to bow out of the entertainment industry in the next few years, so she can start enjoying her time.
She says, "I am working hard now so I have the choice to retire when I want.
"I would like to travel the world and stay in places instead of having to move on like I do now. I want to experience difference cultures."

:: angie.

Kiki Hits the NYC Pavement with her Little Brother--

Kirsten Dunst: Meet my Brother, Christian!

Kirsten Dunst strolls through the West Village with her younger brother, Christian, on Friday (June 27).

The 26-year-old All Good Things actress was also seen stopping at an ATM to withdraw some cash before heading to the West Village Irish pub, the Four-Faced Liar. Kirsten downed a nice cold Corona beer.

Recently, Ms. Dunst has been spotted around the Big Apple with DJ Matt Creed.

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30 Seconds to Mars and Hollywood For Habitat For Humanity Unite

Multi-platinum selling recording artists 30 Seconds to Mars joined hands yesterday with Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity for a one-of-a-kind Habitat build day in Carson, CA. In advance of the build, the band organized an auction of "build slots" to give fans the opportunity to volunteer alongside them and their family and friends. In less than a week, six extra workers were enlisted and over $10,000.00 was raised to fund additional Habitat for Humanity projects.

Working on a home being repaired and renovated through the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles' "A Brush With Kindness" program, the band, their family and friends, and the auction winners joined Melvin Jones as he performed urgently needed repairs to the home that his mother currently resides in and has owned for over 35 years.

The auction winners/volunteers traveled to the build site from as close by as Los Angeles and as far away as Vienna, Austria. Following a full day of hard work on the build site, Theresa, one of the intercontinental volunteers, said of the experience: "We bid because of the band but the experience was more rewarding than we could have ever imagined. It was great to meet some very nice people, have fun and do good... and it was very impressive to see how the band worked their butts off!"

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Bon Jovi to play at free NYC concert

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Bon Jovi will treat its fans to a free concert in New York's Central Park on July 12. The show is being presented in conjunction with Major League Baseball, and will be part of the festivities leading up to the July 15 All-Star game at Yankee Stadium.

More details will be announced at a press conference that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will host at 4 p.m. at City Hall.

The Jersey-based rock band kicked off its current tour with 10 shows at the Prudential Center in Newark, last year, and will end it with concerts at Madison Square Garden, July 14-15.

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Jessica Biel

Beauty & the Blog

Jessica Biel famously fended off Leatherface in 2003’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre as deftly as she escaped being typecast as good girl Mary on 7th Heaven by showcasing an acting range and onscreen charisma that has made her one of the most versatile and in-demand actresses in Hollywood. Although she currently has four major films ready for release and is running her own production company, Jessica still found time to connect with fans and friends on MySpace!

Hello MySpace!

Okay, so I'm sitting in my trailer between set-ups and I am praying for a surge of inspiration to make my first blogging experience a positive one.

I definitely did not make it onto the debate team in high school so I'm feeling extremely insecure about communicating publicly for the first time via the blogosphere (how about that word for a novice?). I’m still getting the lingo down. I have been “internet challenged” long enough and am thrilled to join the tech revolution! Plus, I only have four friends and am in dire need of more. Just kidding, I have six.

Anyway, not only do I feel cooler being an official blogger, but I'm also realizing that this is a perfect place to share some projects that I'm working on that I'm really excited about. I'm trying on the producer cap with my friend, Michelle, with our production company Iron Ocean Films. We made a thirty minute short last year, called Hole in the Paper Sky about a man's experience after meeting a dog that changes his life. I think it's a really evocative, beautiful film, and it has won an award at all four festivals where it has screened. I'll put up a trailer as soon as I can figure out how to do that:) I hope that animal lovers will be moved by this film as well because it has an animal rights element to it, which I'm a huge advocate for. I'm actually sitting here with my dog, Tina. She's not really into blogging.

We also have a feature in development with United Artists, called Die A Little based on a book by Meagan Abbott. It's a noir set in Hollywood during the glamorous 1950's. I loved the book and I think it has major cinematic potential, but I'm getting a firsthand look at how difficult development is. Hopefully, I won't be too old by the time we shoot this thing so I can play the main character. Fingers crossed.

Also, considering the state of the world right now, I've been discovering some really amazing nonprofit organizations that are giving back to the planet and the people in wonderful and innovative ways. I'm going to try to highlight one that I'm really interested in every month. To find out more information on how to donate, check out mtdn.com. MTDN is the business that my family created to provide support for non profits.

Okay, that's it for now. I’m headed back to set. Hopefully this was a successful first try and I’ll catch ya on the flip side!!
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Jennifer Garner is an Early Bird

Jennifer Garner and husband Ben Affleck (pictured below) take their daughter Violet, 2 1/2, to lunch at the ‘Early Bird’ restaurant on Saturday in Brentwood, Calif.

Yesterday, Ben told Access Hollywood a lot about life at home: “Things are pretty great. We’re very happy. Things couldn’t be better. We’re kind of taking it easy and just kind of enjoying a little downtime at home… I’m at a point now where even… vacation sort of feels a little bit like work. I’d rather just kind of chill and take it easy.”

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Daughter Matilda Was Heath's Focus on The Dark Knight Set

 Heath Ledger's maniacal twist on the Joker in The Dark Knight in no way resembled his true character off set – that of a proud father to his 2-year-old daughter, Matilda, his costars say.  "Because he died people want a dark story [that] he was so obsessed with the character, he was so contaminated by the Joker and he couldn't sleep and all of that stuff," said costar Gary Oldman, who plays Lt. Jim Gordon in the film, adding that wasn't the case.  "In between takes he would sit on the curbside and smoke a cigarette and laugh and talk about his daughter Matilda," added Oldman Sunday at the press day for the film. "I thought he was just a beautiful kid. I thought he was just wonderful. I had a real affection for him.  Ledger, who died in January, gushed about his daughter with actress Michelle Williams to costars on set.  "Heath showed me pictures of [Matilda] ... [he] would come in and say she did this and she did that," recalled Aaron Eckhart, who plays District Attorney Harvey Dent in the sequel out July 18.  But Ledger's other love on set was for his character, the Joker. Eckhart added: "He really created his look. That character — Heath loved so much. He really cared about the Joker."  Director Christopher Nolan said he needed an actor who would be "truly fearless" for the role and Ledger was up for the challenge.  "[For] those who knew him and those who had the privilege of working with him, it's pretty amazing the disparity between the person he was and the monster that he created for us," Nolan said. "To see that being created from this very gentle person is a real testament to his skill as an actor."

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Pammy thinks Jessica Simpson is a Bitch, Whore.

Pamela Anderson: 'Jessica Simpson Is A B*tch'

Pamela Anderson has slated Jessica Simpson for wearing a slogan t-shirt proclaiming ‘Real Girls Eat Meat’.

The Baywatch star, a devoted vegetarian and keen lover of animals, slammed the country singer for her inconsiderate choice of clothing.

Speaking on an Australian radio station where she’s waiting to go into the Big Brother house, Pam fumed: "I think she is a bitch and whore.

“Actually, I don't know if she was talking about food or men."

She added that she is proud of not eating meat, saying: “I think it's healthy, good for your body and good for the environment."


Part of me didn't want to post this because I know it's going to turn into a veggie/meaty/peta wank. But the headline is just too good not to post.

Edit: Sorry about my previous bbuk submission mods. i sent it to ontd by mistake
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Anne Hathaway ratted out ex to the Feds

HOW EXACTLY did the feds "Get Smart" about Anne Hathaway's breakup with her troubled boyfriend?

A pal of jailed wheeler-dealer Raffaello Follieri suspects the starlet spoke with the FBI shortly before they arrested her ex for an alleged $6 million con job.

"It makes sense," the friend said. "She's referred to as his former girlfriend in the indictment even though her spokesman never confirmed they broke up."

Hathaway, who is not identified by name in the criminal complaint, split with Follieri shortly before his arrest last week. He is charged with posing as an agent of the Vatican to fleece investors out of millions.

"I think that in return for her cooperation, the feds held off on arresting Follieri until she was out of the country," the friend said.

Hathaway's camp has declined to comment on Follieri's legal troubles. The Italian businessman faces up to 20 years in federal prison if he's convicted of wire-fraud and money-laundering charges.

The 29-year-old businessman is accused of living the high life after he allegedly duped investors into pouring millions of dollars into a phony real-estate scheme.

Follieri, a fixture at Hathaway's side for years, remains locked up on $21 million bail.


I still think she's a lezzy. Which is hot. I'm just glad she got rid of that dirty thief
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Hulk Hogan: Manboy's Riding More than Linda

Who could've guessed Hulk Hogan -- the guy who body-slammed Andre the Giant -- would finally meet his match in a 19-year-old beach bum?

Hogan told radio host Bubba the Love Sponge that Linda Hogan's younger-than-Brooke boyfriend, Charley Hill, is causing him all sorts of trouble -- driving Hulk's uninsured motorcycle, going through Nick's stuff and being the cause for Linda to call the cops on him.

This calls for a cage match!


Cheeta comes out of retirement

Meet Hollywood's oldest swinger - and he's still got all his hair.

Cheeta, who was Tarzan's sidekick in those Johnny Weissmuller movies of the 1930s and '40s, is making a comeback.

Forty-one years after his last movie, the 76-year-old chimp - The Guinness Book of World Records says he's the world's oldest living simian - has signed a record deal.

He has also had a part in a new DVD, and "Me Cheeta," his memoirs - if a chimp can really have memoirs - are coming out in February.

The record will be a cover of the 1976 country-music hit "Convoy." It will be available only as a download from iTunes.

To promote the song, Cheeta is making a DVD, in which - wearing dark glasses and his favorite straw hat - he takes the wheel of a dune buggy and ogles a bikini-clad beauty.

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Bale on why he decided to play John Connor

Christian Bale
took to the defensive, insisting that he accepted the role as John Connor in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins because it reinvents the series.

What I saw with Terminator was what I saw with Batman Begins,” Bale told /Film at The Dark Knight junket.

But accepting another franchise role was not an easy decision in the least.

“That was actually something that I questioned greatly… ‘Do I want to do that again?’” Bale continued. “While Batman Begins was clearly an origin story and we were in many ways ignoring any of the other films that had come before it, this won’t be the case with Terminator, as we’re staying true to the mythology, certainly to one and two more than three, but it gave us the opportunity and the chance to reinvent and revitalize that. There is no point in making it otherwise. So that is my aim, and that is why I finally decided yes, I want to try this. Because that is the responsibility we have as filmmakers, and that is what I’m aiming to achieve.”

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She's so strange'

Seems not much has changed for 60-year-old singer Grace Jones who punctuated the end of her four-song set at a resort launch at the weekend with a few choice words.

After stunning the 500-strong crowd, including Peter Morrissey, Sonia Kruger and Charlotte Dawson, with her yoga-esque performance, the notorious diva signed off with "Thank you all, fuck you all."

With swearing so fashionable these days, thanks to the F-word chef, the crowd at The Elandra Mission Beach opening embraced Jones, who stayed at the shindig until the bar ran dry at 2am.

The singer who had hits in the 1970s, ’80s and known for her dance club music, had arrived at the resort in a buggy and was covered in black attire with a scarf covering her face and a tartan cap as she lit a cigarette before getting into an awaiting limousine.

"I’m very tired," the singer said as she walked to the limousine where she was whisked away to Mission Beach for a resort launch locals are dubbing the party of the year.

Jones arrived with an entourage including her mother and brother.

She is rumoured to be staying for a week with a limousine at her service 24 hours a day.


Another version of this story is here, where they state the following:
Jones opted not to stay at the resort that she helped launch, due to it being only four and a half stars. Instead she’s staying in a private villa called Altitude One 40. It has its own helipad, views of the Great Barrier Reef and normally costs $15,000 a week to rent. In addition to her own helicopter, she’s asked for a limo to be at her beck and call 24 hours a day.

This post sponsored by Strange: It Stinks So Good.

I love how it's so "scandalous", when it's really quite tame. I couldn't find any video of the performance, sorry.

A couple of items from NY Post Gossip

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TV's "Gossip Girl" show is engendering big gossip but not about the girls. About the boys. On the show Chace Crawford plays the role of Nate Archibald and Ed Westwick plays the role of Chuck Bass. It's who they're playing with off the show that's causing the juices to flow. Is all I'm saying.

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WE'RE hearing that the togetherness of Rosie O'Donnell and Kelli Carpenter, the handsome blond gal Rosie calls her wife, may not be so together anymore. They married a few years ago in San Francisco. I remember excited Kelli then showing me her new driver's license bearing the name Kelli O'Donnell. Whatever other difficulties such a breakup might cause, there is also a houseful of adopted kids they're raising.


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If you’re not doing anything tonight...
Current mood: adventurous
Two things:

I am introducing Juno at (where else?) the New Beverly at 7:30 tonight. I don't expect a huge crowd, since the movie just became available on DVD and Blu-Ray and Ray Jay or whatever. (Yeah, I made a Ray Jay Johnson joke. OLD.) That said, it's a double feature with The Virgin Suicides-- one of my favorite flicks by one of my favorite directors-- and I'm so flattered that the Bev found those films complementary.

Those of you that do come? I can't wait to meet you.

Secondly, thank you again Roger Ebert, for your ongoing and unwavering support of our movie. A small mention that meant a lot.

When people like Ebert and Tarantino and Catherine Hardwicke come out in public to endorse what you do, it's a heck of a lot easier to keep doing it. Which is good, because I have a script to hand in on Wednesday and I have transmogrified into Stressy Bessy the Procrastinating Doll. I'll do it for Roger.

Uh, what else? Did my own double feature at home last night. Dana and Lor and Danny and Harris came over. Ordered food. Everyone snoozed intermittently, which was nice. Oh, and I am loving my Wii so much, even though the Wii Fit decided I was 45.

I still haven't seen Juno

Panic At the Disco to Collaborate With Snoop Dogg

A new and unique collaboration is about to be made by as they plan to team up with rap star on a new record. The news was confirmed by the band's vocalist Brendon Urie who stated to the press that Snoop was the one who asked them to do the recording together.

Announcing the news, Brendon also explained that the idea for the collaboration came up after his band and Snoop shared the stage together at a recent gig in Germany, where they played the rapper's hit "Gin and Juice". "We played with Snoop in Germany and performed Gin And Juice with him. He said he'd like to sort out some recording time together," Brendon said. Unfortunately, there is still no further explanation either from Panic or Snoop on whether they will be recording for the band's next album or for the rapper's.

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Archie "a little nervous" for the first show

June 30 - Blog Entry From David
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Hey guys!

Tomorrow's our first show!! I have to admit I'm a little nervous, but I'm way excited at the same time. We've been having rehearsals each day just getting ready for the big day, and everyone sounds great. Last night after the rehearsal Kristy Lee, Chikezie, Cook, Jason and his family, Carly and I went go karting and it was sooo much fun lol. At first I was kinda like eh, I don't know if I should go or not, I should get some rest and stuff. But Kristy Lee pushed me into going and now I want to go again.

Also on Sunday my cousin and his wife came up to visit, which was cool to see because they've both been in the military and busy. We were able to just hang out for a little bit and went to church. Anyway that's all for now.

Can't wait to see everyone tomorrow at the show!

- David


Heidi Montag: I Want to Record a Christian Album

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There is a different side to Heidi Montag that you don't see on MTV's The Hills, the 21-year-old budding singer tells USA Today.

"I have been the most religious person since I was 2 years old. I always felt this crazy connection to God," says Montag, who identifies herself as "kind of non-denominational Baptist."

Montag — who just released her latest single "Fashion" and frequently reads the Bible — says she even wants to record a Christian album.

She adds that she once planned on devoting her life to God as a missionary in Africa.

She and beau Spencer Pratt — who just attacked Mary-Kate Olsen after she said he had a bad temper in high school — will head there in August to "feed children and help build things."

(Pratt noted that they could adopt a baby while there, but Montag said, "not right now. I think we'd be married before we do that.")

Despite Jesus teaching forgiveness, Montag says that rule likely won't apply to her relationship with Lauren Conrad.

"I don't think people are ever going to get that," she says of a reconciliation. (Still, she insists Conrad will "always have a place in my heart.")

Of Conrad's claim that Montag spread those sex tape rumors, Montag says: "God knows the truth in all of this, and at the end of the day, that is the only thing that matters. Jesus was persecuted, and I'm going to get persecuted, ya know?"

As for the new season of The Hills (the first of 19 episodes debut August 18), Montag says viewers will get to meet her old sister Holly, an aspiring filmmaker who once lived with her and Conrad.

"Holly and Lauren were inseparable for a while," Montag says. "But they stopped being friends when Lauren and I stopped being friends."

Montag likes to think she and the Jonas Brothers are part of a new wave of positive role models. "As a parent, I would not want my daughter looking up to someone throwing money away, on drugs or coming out of rehab," she says.


JoBros are interviewed for Belgian Kids Top 20 & Silly Mall of America fans get kicked out of mall


You may or may not heard of the chaos that Minnesota Fans did. on Saturday June, 28th over 250 fans gathered at the Mall of America to start a Jonas Brothers convention. They rounded over 400 signatures within half an hour. They made such chaos that they got kicked out of the bridge which was their meeting area. Then got kicked out of the mall and then escorted off the premises by security guards. Make sure you spread the world and check out the video of them at the mall below. That’s what we call dedicated! I hope you girls (and boys?) get the boys to come back, if you started something that big then it deserves them to get a concert or something from them. 


Source: Joe-Jonas.com

Another Warning Issued to Another BBUK Housemate

Rebecca warned by Big Brother after 'threatening' behaviour towards Darnell

Nursery nurse Rebecca Shiner became the latest housemate to be issued a warning by Big Brother following a row with Darnell Swallow. 

Two housemates - Alexandre De Gale and Dennis McHugh - have already been given ejected from the house for threats and threatening behaviour.

And Big Brother has already spoken to Stuart Pilkington, Dale Howard, Jennifer Clark and Darnell about their conduct following a row of Jennifer's defaced portrait on Thursday night. 

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Furious: Rebecca shouts at Darnell after he disclosed their private chat to Kathreya

And Rebecca hasn't escaped the clutches of the voice from above and was ticked off after a heated row with Darnell.

The 21-year-old had raised concern about her position in the house after two of her best pals - Dennis and Sylvia Barrie - got the boot in one day.

And the usually happy housemate is convinced Darnell is out to jeopardise her success in the house.

The nursery worker exploded at Darnell after he told Kathreya Kasisopa something that she had spoken to him about in confidence - that she wanted Luke Marsden to win Big Brother and not Kathreya. 

Big Brother Kathreya Day 25

Tears before bedtime: Kathreya is hurt when she realises Rebecca would prefer Luke to win over her

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Electric Daisy Carnival

L.A. Times Music Blog

June 30, 2008 10:44am
One of five dance areas at EDC
So, how many dance music fans, exactly, descended upon downtown Los Angeles Saturday night for the Electric Daisy Carnival?
That all depends on whom you ask. Several local media reports estimated that the crowd of rave-happy teenagers was between “15,000 to 20,000” at L.A. Memorial Coliseum and the surrounding area, who were there to take in acts like Moby and Paul van Dyk.
But promoters for the event told Soundboard that the actual numbers were closer to 60,000. Take a look for yourself at this photo gallery.

“People had a great time last year, and apparently they told their friends,” Insomniac Events’ Pasquale Rotella said via phone Sunday, guestimating that the crowd was “around 60,000.” The event producer said final numbers won’t be in for a few days, but he claims Insomniac pre-sold more than 45,000 tickets for the experiential event.

Giant’s Dave Dean, who helped produce the VIP area, independently verified the concert drew at least 45,000 Saturday evening.
Even for those who didn’t attend the 12-hour-long rave, the sheer enormity of the party had a big impact on the area, especially on surrounding freeways. Traffic on the 10 and particularly the 110 South just outside of downtown was particularly hellish around 8 p.m. — with autos backed up and not moving before the Martin Luther King exit.

Regardless of how many actually showed, it sure felt like Coachella-sized crowds inside the festival; with 45-minute-long waits for will call tickets and equally lengthy security lines.

Nine rescue ambulences had a busy night, according to the LAFD, and parking was a hot topic among many festival-goers, many of whom drove in from San Francisco, Phoenix and other cities. One of the closest (independently owned) parking lots to the site taunted late arrivals with $60 charges around 10 p.m.

Rotella says he was “caught off-guard” by the large number of walk-ups and says Insomniac will do a better job next year of addressing both parking and ticketing concerns.
“That’s something we need to address,” he said. “That was the first time we’ve done those type of numbers, and it’s going to be something that’s a priority for next year for sure. We have some serious work to do.”

Despite the hassles gaining entry to the site, which was dotted with amusement park-quality rides, multiple food and clothing vendors and several stages, fans were remarkably well-behaved and patient. After all, the line-up was well-worth the wait for many.

Highlights included sets by headliners Moby and Van Dyk. But it was secondary acts like Italy’s Benny Benassi who stole the show. The “Satisfaction” purveyor wowed the masses with a varied electro-house set touching on his own offerings such as his Grammy-winning take on Public Enemy’s “Bring the Noise” as well as fresh looks at 1990s dance floor classics like Basement Jaxx’s “Where’s Your Head At” and current favorite Busy P’s “Rainbow Man.”

On the Circuit Grounds stage, SoCal’s Donald Glaude and DJ Dan owned the old-school crowd, with the pumped-up believers unable to resist the duo’s hyperactive set, which featured Justice vs. Simian Mobile Disco’s “We Are Your Friends” and older classics like Green Velvet’s “Flash.”
But Dan and Glaude’s tag-team style of playing sound effects over tracks live is what make their gigs so vibrant. Sped-up dancehall breaks and even Robert Plant’s opening wail from Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” turned up throughout their set, as did more traditional DJ rig sound effects over house tracks.

One final note on the festival: Anticipated Berlin-based DJ Boys Noize (a.k.a. Alex Ridha) was a no-show due to an undisclosed illness.
“I feel extremely bad about missing the event,” Ridha said in an e-mail released by Insomniac late Thursday, “and I promise I’ll be coming back to L.A. soon. My humblest apologies to everyone who was looking forward to seeing me perform.”
– Charlie Amter
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I personally think Rabbit in the Moon had the best set of the night. And the crowds were NOT patient and polite. Everyone was pushing and shoving. :/. Definately double the amount of ppl who were there last year. It was still fun, if you knew whos sets to catch, whos were going to be a disappointment, and where to go ;).

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Who's Who: Robert Carlyle tipped to replace Time Lord David Tennant

Trainspotting star Robert Carlyle has emerged as the favourite to take over from David Tennant as the new Doctor Who.

While Jason Statham, Alan Davies and the Cold Feet star James Nesbitt have also been tipped to step into the Time Lord's shoes, Carlyle is the new frontrunner, according to bookmakers.

New Who? Robert Carlyle (left) is tipped to replace David Tennant as the 11th Time Lord

There is wide speculation Tennant will step down before the start of the BBC's fifth series in 2010 - but he has refused to confirm the rumours.

However, viewers who watched him recovering from a Dalek attack over the weekend saw him begin what appeared to be his cyclical regeneration process.

The final of the fourth series is set to air this Saturday, with the plot line remaining a closely guarded secret.


A spokeswoman for the series said: 'There's a limited amount of information on the website about the final episode, but it's fair to say we want to keep it quiet. In fact, we want to keep it as secret as possible.


Battle: Dr Who's old enemy, the Daleks

'We put a block on sending out preview tapes so no-one could find out how it ended. We even chopped off the last few minutes of the tapes for the 12th episode so there would be no clues.'

Bookmaker William Hill is offering odds of 2-1 for Carlyle, with a spokesperson adding: 'We get lots of calls from Dr Who enthusiasts who want to put bets on the next Time Lord.

'Robert Carlyle is currently the favourite but it changes all the time.'

For his part, Carlyle hasn't ruled out playing the 11th Doctor, saying:  'Would I do it? Possibly.'


Under attack: The penultimate episode, called The Stolen Earth, was watched by 7.4 million people on Saturday


Spencer made major $$$ off MK Olsen

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Last Thursday, Mary-Kate Olsen told America that That Hills star Spencer Pratt had a bad temper.

The day after, Spencer retaliated by calling MK the uglier of the Olsen twins.

Now, digging back into the archives of Details magazine, Spencer proudly admitted in a 2007 interview with that mag that he “made $50,000 in high school by selling a photo he took of Mary-Kate drinking at a party.”

Is that the photo here pictured??? $50,000????? Maybe the $100,000 figure Spencer told Letterman for making a club appearance doesn’t sound so far-fetched after all…


Double oh! Daniel Craig's steamy clinch with new Bond girl Gemma Arterton

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When she won the chance to play the latest Bond girl, at least Gemma Arterton didn't have to worry too much about costume fittings.

The 22-year-old actress wears nothing more than a linen sheet as 007 actor Daniel Craig kisses her bare back in the forthcoming Quantum of Solace. The film also gives Craig's female fans another chance to admire his muscular torso.

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Miss Arterton plays gorgeous MI6 operative-Agent Fields less than a year after graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

The daughter of a welder and a cleaner from Gravesend in Kent, she has already had several movie roles including the head girl in the remake of St Trinian's. Her latest character is said to be a tribute to the classic 1960s Bond girls.

Producers modelled her hair after Diana Rigg - who played the love interest in On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

Quantum of Solace will open in British cinemas on October 31. 

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Ben Barnes is a Madrid Man


British beauty Ben Barnes throws on a bright red soccer jersey and joins costars William Moseley and Anna Popplewell at The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian photocall at Retiro Park on Monday in Madrid, Spain.

In January, Barnes, 26, will start on the production of C.S. Lewis’s third Narnia tale, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

And if you’re wondering, Ben is single. He told The Sun, “I have no serious others, but I do have a film coming out which I think might help find a girlfriend.”

As for learning that Jessica Biel would be playing his wife in Easy Virtue, Ben joked, “It was like, Jessica Biel will be your wife and I was ‘where do I sign up, I’ll do it for free.’”

Also pictured: Alicia Borrachero, who plays Queen Prunaprismia in Prince Caspian.

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Miranda Kerr is Topless in the Middle of Winter

Here's Australian Supermodel Miranda Kerr topless on the cover of the Australian edition of Men's Style magazine's winter issue. No, that's not a typo, and no, this isn't an old magazine, because while the summer is kicking off up here, down in Aussie land it's winter time. But that doesn't really mean much, since it's basically warm all year round down there. Of course, it doesn't matter how cold it gets when you've got the likes of Miranda Kerr to warm things up.

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Johnny Depp Romances The Crew With Homegrown Wine

Johnny Depp has reportedly made filming new movie Public Enemies a bit more civilised for himself and co-star Marion Cotillard by having some of his homegrown wine flown over to the US from France.

A source told the Mirror: “Johnny’s a fine wine buff and has his own vineyard in the South of France. He’s had 10 crates of his own wine shipped over to keep him going.

“He is very serious about his hobby and does everything himself - from selecting the grapes to working the machinery. He’s done wine-tasting courses and has read virtually all there is to read on the subject. Johnny’s a connoisseur.”

He also shipped over his favourite Bordeaux wine to supplement his offerings around the set: “It’s fair to say that he’s made filming a far more enjoyable experience.”

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Rock Band 2: The Opening Act
We blow the lid off one of the biggest sequels of 2008.
by Hilary Goldstein

June 30, 2008 - Rock Band is ready for a comeback tour. Today, Harmonix announced Rock Band 2 is set to ship for Xbox 360 this September and PS3 later in the year. However, the official announcement of Rock Band 2 is sparse on details, so we went straight to Harmonix to learn more. We spoke with Lead Designer Dan Teasdale to get the full scoop on the mega-sequel. Teasdale gave us his thoughts on user-created content, improving accessibility, upgrading last year's model and more.

IGN: The most important question. Will Rock Band 1 DLC be playable in Rock Band 2?

Dan Teasdale: Yes. We've been developing Rock Band as a music platform from the start. All of the songs that you've purchased so far (and will be able to purchase in the future) are instantly playable and fully supported in Rock Band 2. We've even added some cool new features that let you play your DLC in different ways, which I think people will be very excited to get their hands on.

IGN: Once RB2 is out, can you still download and play new tracks on RB1?

Teasdale: Absolutely! We've been working hard with Microsoft and Sony to develop a way to share content between games, and we're really happy that we'll be the first game to support fully functional cross-title DLC.

As far as Harmonix is concerned, there's no difference between "Rock Band 1 DLC" and "Rock Band 2 DLC" – we're just releasing awesome songs every week onto the Rock Band platform, all of which are playable by the Rock Band titles that support DLC.

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Ben Barnes' mother is a sexpert

He's the hottest new star in Hollywood - a dashing prince whose handsome face smiles down from billboards all over America.

But floppy-haired Ben Barnes, 27, wasn't always the chiselled hunk who stars in this year's biggest boxoffice smash - Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

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whatever Ben, i still think you're into men
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Priyanka and Harman promote Love Story 2050

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They are trying all their best efforts to promote movie ‘Love Story 2050’.

This time Priyanka and Harman spotted promoting Pantaloons as Priyanka was looking real hot in her short dress during the promo of the movie as well as Pantaloon.

But poor Harman, he is looking so much tired up, as this is his first promo tour for any movie.

Watch some shots from the promo of Pantaloons as carried out by Priyanka and Harman………………………

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Here's a poster from Wikipedia:

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And a teaser from YouTube:

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Darkchild: Album Release For Early 2009

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Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins talks about working with Britney on her new album. "Very dancey, really uptempo. Ya know... in the clubs, real aggressive, and catchy. Very very very hook friendly," when asked about the track him and Britney worked on in the studio just 4 weeks prior. He continues to say she is very professional to work with, and excited that she is moving toward the right things. They are looking for an early 09 release?

In part 2 of our interview with Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, the super producer spoke exclusively to Rap-Up TV about reuniting with Britney Spears and Brandy for their new albums.

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ne-yo tops UK singles chart for the second time

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Ne-Yo scored his second U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (June 29), as "Closer" (Def Jam/Universal) climbed 2-1, while Coldplay started a third week atop the album chart with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI).

Ne-Yo topped the British singles survey in March 2006 with "So Sick" and visited the top five in each of the following two years, with "Sexy Love" (No. 5 in July 2006) and "Because of You" (No. 4 in April 2007). "Closer," from Ne-Yo's upcoming third album "Year of the Gentleman," drops 28-25 on the current Billboard Hot 100.

Ne-Yo replaced Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" at the top of the new U.K. singles chart. That song fell to No. 2 as Jordin Sparks' recent top three U.S. hit "No Air" (Jive/Sony BMG) featuring Chris Brown climbed 10-3 across the Atlantic. Brown saw his own "Forever," also on Jive, move 5-4 in the U.K., while "We Made It" (Interscope/Universal) by Busta Rhymes featuring Linkin Park climbed 14-10.

London DJ Ironik debuted at No. 11 with "Stay With Me" (Asylum/Warner Music) as Sam Sparro's former No. 2 hit "Black & Gold" (Universal Island) rebounded 15-12. The Jonas Brothers climbed 16-13 with "SOS" (Hollywood/EMI) and Scottish rock band Glasvegas scored its first top 40 hit as "Geraldine" (Columbia/Sony BMG) arrived at No. 16. "Elevator" (Atlantic/Warner Music) by Flo Rida featuring Timbaland rose 27-20.

Coldplay's third week atop the album chart kept them ahead of Duffy's "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal) in an unchanged top four. Icelandic band Sigur Ros made a No. 5 debut with, "Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust" (EMI), which translates as "With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly."

Two climbers in the singles chart scored top 10 album debuts, as Chris Brown's "Exclusive" came in at No. 16 and the Jonas Brothers' self-titled set arrived at No. 9. The Ting Ting's "We Started Nothing" climbed 20-11 and Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black -- The Deluxe Edition" (Universal Island) rose 25-13.

Coldplay climbed 4-1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Viva La Vida...," while Duffy's "Mercy" leads Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for a third straight week, and fourth overall.


nas signs one year deal with fila

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Rapper Nas has broken his tradition of sidestepping brand partnerships and inked a one-year partnership with athletic apparel company Fila, Billboard can reveal.

Fila will offer reciprocal financial support for Nas' print and TV ad campaign as well as his upcoming tour in support of his untitled album, due July 15 via Def Jam. In return, the MC will wear Fila products and co-create an apparel line that draws from fashions of the late '80s.

"My best friend Will and I loved Fila," Nas tells Billboard. "It represented prestige and everything that was cool to us. When Will passed, we buried him in a black Fila sweat suit, so doing a deal with them has a lot of significance for me."

According to Fila president John Epstein, it was a natural match. "One of my executives spotted Nas shopping in our Manhattan store and struck up a conversation with him," Epstein says. "Nas isn't interested in selling out. He's interested in being true, and that fits with our brand."

Nostalgia aside, some may view Epstein as brave to co-brand his company with an MC who's pledged to unpack America's racial struggles.

"I had some trepidation, and then I started talking to 16- to 20-year-old kids in focus groups," Epstein says. "They looked at me like I was crazy for not understanding his message of positive change. Nas is relevant to his followers and I don't have to understand it as long as they do."


stevie wonder is, and always will be, better than you

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R&B icon Stevie Wonder is gearing up for his first all-gospel CD.

The Grammy-winning music veteran, who has collaborated on gospel songs in the past with BeBe Winans ('Jesus Children of America'), The Williams Brothers ('Too Close') and Kirk Franklin ('Why'), is recording an album called 'The Gospel Inspired by Lula,' which is a tribute to his late mother Lula Mae Hardaway.

Wonder's mother passed in May 2006 and he originally hoped to have CD available to consumers on Jan. 11, 2008, which would have been her 77th birthday, but he's yet to complete the recording process.

During a recent teleconference call to promote his "A Wonder's Summer Night Tour," Wonder detailed the gospel endeavor.

"Some of it is going to be traditional gospel but some of it is going to be ... I'm trying to do some (different) stuff," he explained. "I might do something in Arabic. I might do something in Hebrew. My whole thing of the title is just saying 'Spreading the good word, the message."

While many of Wonder's R&B offerings have featured inspirational gems like 'If Your Love Cannot Be Moved' featuring Kim Burrell off of his 2005 release, 'A Time 2 Love,' his all-gospel CD will include new material in addition to unreleased inspirational records that the public has never heard.

"I've written a few things on the road and ... I've had songs throughout the years that I never recorded and so a combination of those songs and some traditional things will make up for the project," he shared, before adding: "And I'm excited about it."

In addition, Wonder is working on an additional project called 'Through the Eyes of Wonder,' which is a performance piece that will depict his experiences as a blind man.

"What I want to do with our live performances is to create visuals that [give] my take on how I see the world and how most various things affected me," he explained.

His "A Wonder's Summer Night Tour" will continue throughout the summer with plans to hit Europe and as well.

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SURPRISE! Sienna Miller ruins Balthazar Getty's marriage

Additional ammo from this post...

2ND UPDATE: Maybe he's just a cheater, and this one isn't Sienna Miller. Per comments, her height: 5'5", his height between 5'9-6' depending on the source. They're both in flat shoes, and even allowing for soles/uneven surface, there's no way there are 4"-6" between them.

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Dlisted provided the pictures (from one of his readers)

Update: I just wasted 30 minutes of my life on making a Sienna Miller based Venn Diagram. I ran out of room/time/interest so many of the outward spirals are just by category.

Narnia Premiere

The cast of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian came out for the premiere of the movie in Madrid, Spain on Monday (June 30th).

Ben Barnes, William Mosely, Alicia Borrachero and Anna Popplewell all walked the red carpet before entering the Capitol Cinema.

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Former Teen Star Josh Peck Mans Up

In The Wackness, Josh Peck plays Luke Shapiro, a hip hop–loving white kid who hangs out in downtown NYC, sells marijuana out of an Italian ice cart and pays his therapist (Ben Kingsley) in joints. The movie, which is set in 1994 and opens Thursday, has generated serious buzz thanks to co-star Mary-Kate Olsen (and her hard-to-imagine make-out scene with Sir Ben). 

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Jessica Simpson & Tony Romo Go Out For Authentic Italian Food: The Olive Garden

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Perhaps bread sticks soothe nerves?

Jessica Simpson, 27, met beau Tony Romo's parents on June 27, when all of them had dinner at an Olive Garden in Janesville, Wisc.

Romo, 28, who grew up in nearby Burlington, was home to play in a golf tournament.

But making a reservation at the Olive Garden surprised even the restaurant’s general manager. "We thought it was a big joke," said Doug Belfanz. "Jessica Simpson's not going to the Olive Garden in Janesville, Wisconsin!"

Yep, actually, she did. Simpson, wearing a casual blouse and blue jeans, walked in holding hands with Romo, who wore a T-shirt and baseball cap.

Simpson had wine with her three-cheese ziti, but seemed more interested in Romo.

"She scooted up next to him during the meal," says Belfanz. "They were acting like a couple."

After dinner, they posed for a photo with the staff and signed autographs. Sneaking out through the kitchen, Simpson complimented the chefs on the meal.

"They were laughing," Belfanz says. "It was just a big family being out."


Miley Cyrus & her peen.

Chewy: Hannah Montana candy snapped at the supermarket. Pic via Dlisted.com

Wonder if Miley Cyrus fans shared a few dirty jokes in the playground after snapping up some of this Hannah Montana candy?

The "Guitar" and "Microphone"-shaped lollies are part of the merchandise empire surrounding Miley's successful TV show, and we're not trying to make any wrong Miley jokes now - but come on, some of you out there are immature enough to draw the same parallels we are!


rofl, did they have to package it upside down?  o yeah and first post!
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Ex-EastEnders Actress' Brother Killed

A former EastEnders actress whose 16-year-old brother died after being stabbed has urged people to "put an end to this" violence.

Brooke Kinsella, who played Kelly Taylor in the BBC One soap, said her brother Ben was a "true angel".

Police believe four black males aged 17 or 18 were involved in the incident.

Ben was attacked during a row with youths in York Way, Holloway, at about 0200 BST on Sunday (6/29). He died in hospital several hours later.

The youngster is the 17th teenager to be killed in London this year.

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Amanda On Child Actors

Earlier today we posted photos of Amanda Seyfried at the world premiere of Mamma Mia in London (click for all the photos). Now we have this story, apparently Amanda has spoken out about the antics of Lindsay Lohan.

The girls once starred in Mean Girls together, Seyfroed thinks the reason child actors go “nuts” is because they become so successful when they are younger.

On child actors the actress said, “I’ve met some people who are just so freaking distraught and who don’t know how to handle it, and I’ve met some kids who have their head on straight and are really happy. You try to stick around them. I kind of don’t expect some of these girls, who’ve been working since they were two, to be sane. This business is just weird when you’re young.”

She then went on to speak about the hit movie, Mean Girls,  “I think that was before she got a little nuts.”

How long until Dina Lohan responds?


Rob Dyrdek & Ryan Cabrera?!

Being a pretty big Dyrdek fan I tend to try to keep up with his life...this made me laugh..

Rob's blog from the 24th :

Bobbly Light has been spotted...
Ryan Cabrera bought the house next to my old house after the previous owner got arrested and charged with treason for selling passports to Al Queda. The guy actually got caught trying to run with a million dollars in a duffle bag. You never really know your neighbors ..for real..anyway…. I didn't know what to think about Ryan Cabrera.I really didn't think we would ever hangout.Soon he started throwing parties and I realized he might be one of the funnest people alive.I mean it's spring break at his house all year around.Needless to say he has become a good friend.He asked if Bobby Light would be willing to make a cameo appearance in the video for his new single "Say”. Bobby said it was the least he could do after all the dirty girls he pulled from Ryan's parties..

source : http://www.dyrdek.com/story/all/bobby_light_has_been_spotted

I already love Rob, but this makes me love him more...and I think its precious that they're friends. Anyone else?

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem at Euro Final

Sure, she’s an international sex symbol and top Hollywood actress, but that doesn’t mean Penelope Cruz doesn’t enjoy a raucous game of soccer!

The “Vanilla Sky” actress and her actor boyfriend Javier Bardem were spotted in Madrid, Spain over the weekend showing their support for the Spanish national soccer team.

And wouldn’t you know it? Spain won the 2008 European Championship Final 1-0 over Germany. It looks like having a little celebrity boost was just what they needed.

After the game, Cruz and Bardem went to a local bar to celebrate, with Javier even going so far as to paint his face with Spain’s official team colors.

source: http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/celebrities/hollywood/penelope-cruz-and-javier-bardem-celebrate-cup-win-204809/

Ina Hanging On Like FG

Gandalf Sure Likes 'Em Young...

Ian McKellen is Shirtless (and Pulls a T.R. Knight x1000000)

Sir Ian McKellen takes a dip in the Mediterranean Sea with a much younger, much skinnier fella in Saint Tropez, France on Sunday. Looks like Ian received a helping hand out of the water because of the strong undercurrent!

In movie news, McKellen, 69, and The Passion of the Christ star Jim Caviezel will star in a remake of 1960s classic cult thriller, The Prisoner.

The two-time Oscar nominee will take on the role of Number Two while Caviezel will take the role of Number Six.

Sir Ian said of the new version, “It is witty, intelligent and disturbing. I am very excited to be involved.”

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Mr. Jears contemplates comic book movie

Matthew Fox smell's WB's 'Smoke'
Actor in talks to star in comic adaptation

Matthew Fox is in negotiations to star in Warner Bros.' "Billy Smoke," based on the Oni Press comic about a hit man seeking redemption.
Project's produced by Basil Iwanyk at Thunder Road and Eric Gitter at Closed on Mondays Entertainment. Oni's Peter Sherwin will exec produce.

Story centers on an elite hit man who's nearly killed during a botched job and realizes that his only way to find redemption is to rid the world of all assassins.

The comicbook series, written by B. Clay Moore and illustrated by Eric Kim, will be published by Oni Press next year. Moore recently wrote the comic "Leading Man," set up at Universal.

Oni's other titles in development include DreamWorks' "Return of King Doug," which will star and be produced by Ben Stiller, and Universal's "Scott Pilgrim," to be directed by Edgar Wright and star Michael Cera, with a fall start planned.

Fox is repped by ICM and Management 360 and Oni's repped by UTA.

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Knock it off with the comic book movies, Hollywood! Unless it's Batman or Iron Man, of course. But, honestly, this is just an excuse to discuss Jears.
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Following the heavy circulation of Obie Trice's new single "The Giant" signaling the Detroit rapper's departure from his situation with Shady Records and it's parent company, Interscope, the brass at Shady issued a statement Monday (Jun 30) reaffirming its support of Trice's decision.

"Shady Records has agreed to allow Obie Trice to pursue his craft in a different forum free from the constraints of the current major label model," Eminem's long time partner and manager Paul Rosenberg told AllHipHop.com.

Sources on the web have erroneously reported that the new explanatory track released to the web on Sunday (Jun 29) included lyrics meant as a diss to his former label and Eminem, who added Trice to the label's roster in 2000.

At issue was the song's opening verse, on which Trice raps "Guess it was meant / for me to branch off from my Caucasian friend" and "Nope, no more 2nd place to Eminem / question if I was 2nd is the question to many men."

"Eminem will continue to support and work with Obie on many levels of his career," Rosenberg stated frankly. "He remains a close friend and member of the Shady family."

During his time as a Shady/Interscope artist, Obie Trice's two albums which were well received critically, established the artist as Eminem's heir apparent.

The first, 2003's Cheers, sold over 500,000 copies worldwide, while its follow-up Second Round's On Me found slightly less commercial support.

this is "giant"

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Paul McCartney to help celebrate Quebec's 400th anniversary
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This is one British invasion Quebec City will welcome.

Organizers of Quebec City's 400th anniversary bash announced Monday that Paul McCartney would appear at a July 20 concert on the Plains of Abraham to mark the celebrations.

"I am doing a big gig in Quebec City," McCartney said in a video message taped in London to announce the event. "That is to help Quebec celebrate their 400th anniversary - that's a long time!"

The show will be the ex-Beatle's only North American performance this year and is his first concert in Canada since 2005.

McCartney's presence brings the type of headliner the organizers of the festivities were hoping for.

"Paul McCartney, is more than a celebrity, he's a legend, a reference, a musical and cultural icon," said organizer Daniel Gelinas. "His presence here will draw the attention of the entire world."

"Music is a good way to celebrate an anniversary like this. It's a universal language which unites everyone," McCartney went on in his video message. "Our two countries have historic links which remain important today. We're eager to celebrate this 400th anniversary with Quebec."



btw, the picture has no relevance, I just really love it

Oxford Comma

Vampire Weekend's video for their song Oxford Comma.

Sorry if this has been posted but i'm out of the country at the moment and don't have the strength to go back more the 20 pages.
I saw them live and they weren't arrogant douches like a lot of people think. Give them a chance.

Hot Topic Is Not Punk Rock - Company Launching MP3 Store

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ShockHound: Hot Topic launching MP3 store...

Hot Topic, a chain of stores that sells clothing and accessories inspired by music and pop culture, plans to start a digital music store called ShockHound. By the time it is introduced in August, ShockHound will have permission to sell MP3s from at least three of the four major labels, the company says, as well as hundreds of independent labels.

Hot Topic is starting ShockHound with a very different strategy from its competitors. Like most online stores, it plans to sell songs for 99 cents and albums for $9.99, prices at which profit margins are low. But just as Apple uses the iTunes store to drive sales of high-margin iPods, ShockHound is trying to use MP3s to help sell the kind of profitable band T-shirts and accessories it carries in stores.

“For us, music merchandise is where the profit is,” said Hot Topic’s president, Jerry Cook. “The reason we carry CDs in the stores is that to be in a music-centered business and not have music would be a contradiction. And you can’t be an online music store and not have MP3s.”


Someone thought Jay Z was boring....

Headliner was Jay-Zzzzzzzz

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I’VE got 99 Problems and JAY-Z at Glasto is one.

The Jiggaman’s headline slot on Saturday night split the festival crowd right down the middle.

And I was one of those firmly in the underwhelmed camp.

I saw the man in action two years ago at The Royal Albert Hall and it was one of the best gigs I’ve ever been to.

But I felt seriously short-changed as I walked away from this performance.

The whole point of the big bill topper is to get your arms around your pals’ shoulders and sing along to the chorus.

So when Jay opened the show by miming to OASIS megahit Wonderwall – after playing a tape of NOEL GALLAGHER saying he was wrong for Glasto – I thought we were in for a treat.

It was all downhill after that, though. There was no spine-tingling COLDPLAY Fix You moment. Or 50,000 people singing Don’t Look Back In Anger and pointing at the sky.

There wasn’t anything to rival ARCTIC MONKEYS and KASABIAN, who raised the Pyramid roof last year. And the rumoured cameos that could have saved the show, from CHRIS MARTIN or Jay’s wife BEYONCE KNOWLES who was watching from the wings, never happened.

Bizarre lord Noel must have had a chuckle watching the performance.

A pal said: “I think he really enjoyed it. Particularly the way Jay-Z got the middle class kids down the front to throw their hands in the air and wave them around like they just didn’t care.”

TV host TIM LOVEJOY, who knows his tunes, agreed with me that it was poor. Speaking backstage, Tim said: “That was bland.

“You need big recognisable hits you can get involved in and after 99 Problems he didn’t really have anything.

Noel and Liam must be laughing that they were played on the main stage and weren’t even on the bill.”

In all fairness a lot of people in the crowd loved it. The kids on their gap year before going off to uni were getting stuck in to the audience participation. As was my Bizarre Deputy Pete Samson, who was raving about the gig into the early hours.

Glasto boss MICHAEL EAVIS was happy too, hailing the set as “absolutely brilliant”. He boasted: “It was incredible to bring hip-hop from the streets of New York to Glastonbury.

“We’ve a much younger audience this year. Despite all the doom and gloom, we’re now in a stronger position. Headline acts will now come to us.”

I have to disagree. It was a brave move by Michael and his daughter Emily to book Jay-Z, but an experiment they should not repeat.

However I am pleased to say that one brilliant thing did come of his gig.

Kasabian’s SERGE PIZZORNO rang and said: “Watching that was a call to arms for rock ’n’ roll. Next year we are going to take Glastonbury.”

Verdict on Jay-Z? Average. But fair play to the rapper – he obviously reads Britain’s best showbiz column on the net from his US home.

He mentioned this paper twice in his set, even changing the lyrics of his most famous song to: “I’ve got 99 problems but The Sun ain’t one.”


and vid of Jay-Z singing / opening with Wonderwall

CDs and DVDs coming out this week

The following come out tomorrow

  • Alkaline Trio "Agony & Irony"
  • Another Big Machine "Another Big Machine"
  • Bumblefoot (Guns 'N Roses guitarist) "Abnormal"
  • George Carlin "What Am I Doing in New Jersey?
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    • Aria
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    I cant wait to go to Tunes in Marlton after work and pick up the Alkaline.
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gwen in the sun, wearin' shades


Trend-setting rocker Gwen Stefani dons a funky pair of sunglasses while out and about with son Kingston, 2, in North London on Tuesday. Gwen, 38, and rocker husband Gavin Rossdale, 42, expect their second child in late June/early July. Kingston is, of course, looking stylish in mommy’s fashionable footwear by L.A.M.B.

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whaddya think, ontd? i think that baby is totally about to pop out ... like right now, lol
speaking of babies, i'd love to make some babies with my loving fiancee =( if only... she'd look just as cute preggers, too! =((


Drew Seeley On Selena Gomez: "She's A Monster"

Teen Hollywood interviewed 'Another Cinderella Story' stars Selena Gomez and Drew Seeley. The film comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray on September 16. Here are interesting excerpts:

Is it fun to show fans this side of your talent?

Drew: It's been a long time coming for me.
Selena: Yeah.
Drew: She's a monster, but a monster in a good way. She's a great singer and she's so good to work with.
Selena: Thank you. I think it works good for both of us. I'm really, really happy for him and we're happy to be able to dance, sing and act in this. We get to do everything in this movie. It's kind of awesome.

Are you dating a Jonas brother?

Selena: No.
Drew: But I am.
Selena: [She elbows him playfully] Oh, don't tell anyone. No, I'm not. They're really awesome and really cute guys but no. We're really good friends.

Did either of you have a normal high school experience?

Selena: I haven't. I'm home schooled for the rest of my life.

So you aren't going to prom or anything?

Selena: I made my own prom, dang it! [Laughs] But, I'm not gonna go to a school prom.
Drew: I did go to prom and I was lookin' pretty slick. Had a little tux and everything. I was feelin' it. My dad gave me this ring [he shows me a handsome ring] when I graduated high school. It was a high school graduation gift and I wear it for luck.

Do you hang out off set with the 'Waverly' cast?

Yes. David Henrie is one of my best friends. Demi Lovato is my best friend but David is my best friend from 'Waverly'.

What is something people don't know about you?

Selena: I'm totally boring. I want my fans to know that. I'm not that cool.
Drew: If they saw the tour [for HSM] they might know me. The only misconception I get is that maybe I have some kind of beef with Zac [Efron] just because, 'why are you playing his character?' and the whole bit. But, I know Zac. He's a cool kid. We go to the same gym.
Selena: [Teasing] You work out? I want to go to the gym with the guys! Drew: Yeah. I'm happy for him and all his success but I am, at the same time, very glad that I'm getting a chance to step out in this movie and show that I'm not just 'the background guy'.


This movie is pedo-heaven. She was 14 at the time of filming and he was 25.

EXCLUSIVE!!! Is This The Next Superstar WWE Diva?


Many fans of female bodybuilding and fitness magazines will recognize Priscilla Tuft, the gorgeous wife of WWE Developmental wrestler Gabe Tuft. The sexy hard body appeared at a Florida Championship Wrestling show as a ring announcer last week, and many are saying she's going to be signed as the next WWE Diva. So remember you read the name Priscilla Tuft here first.  To check out her super-hot pictures, CLICK HERE. 

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Nicole Kidman Creates Music Compilation For When She Gives Birth

Nicole Kidman has put together a music compilation for when she gives birth.

The 'Stepford Wives' actress -- who is due to give birth to her first child with her country music star husband Keith Urban within the next two weeks -- has chosen a selection of her favorite songs to help her during the delivery.

The tracks she has chosen include many by Urban and Irish flautist Sir James Galway.

A source says, "Nicole has been putting together CDs of music to listen to during labor. She has always loved James Galway, particularly his classical albums.

"Whenever you go to her house, she has Galway on. There is one Prokofiev sonata that is her favorite."

Nicole, 41 -- who already has two adopted children, Isabella, 15, and 13-year-old Connor, with ex-husband Tom Cruise -- has also reserved a private room at a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee as she wants the finest medical care and is hoping to have a natural delivery.

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TV Spoilers!

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Spoiler Chat: Heroes, Gossip Girl, Prison Break and More

There are new photos of Dave Annable, Matthew Rhys and Will Estes at a recent event. Does this mean that Will Estes has been cast as the newest Walker brother, Ryan on
Brothers & Sisters

I wish it were (I love him, too), but a source who works for the show tells me: "Will Estes is not Ryan. He and Dave are good friends. He's been on set a few times to visit." Awww,
reunion! Good times. An ABC rep tells me casting for the big Ryan Walker role hasn't yet begun.

How many episodes of
Burn Notice
are we being blessed with this summer?

The second-season order is for 16 episodes, but when I talked to Matt Nix last week I was surprised to learn that the season is being split in two. The first nine episodes premiere July 10 and run through September 18 (with preemptions on Aug. 28 and Sept. 9 to make room for the U.S. Open), and then the final seven premiere in January 2009.

Check out the
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
page; there is an awesome trailer! I love Joss Whedon, Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion—Nathan does the trailer voice-over, too! Brilliant!

I love them all. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog will be divided into three parts, and part one premieres July 15.

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Hancock L.A. Premiere

The cast of the upcoming movie Hancock came out in full force for the Hollywood premiere at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Monday evening (June 30th).

This is second premiere in two days for Charlize Theron, on Sunday (June 29) she showed up to the premiere of Battle In Seattle (click for photos), which her boyfriend Stuart Townsend directed and just like Charlize supported Stuart, he gave his arm for the actress at the Hancock premiere.

Also in attendance was star of the movie, Will Smith with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and last but certainly not least, Jason Bateman.

Hancock opens this Wednesday, July 2nd. Tell us, are you going to see Hancock?

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Ashley Tisdale is still boring

When Ashley Tisdale was little, she dreamed of being the Little Mermaid!

“I used to try to imitate her in the pool when I was younger,” Ashley spills to M!. “Jumping out of the water and stuff, trying to be like Ariel!”

Ashley also chats about her other secrets, including her fave snack on the set of HSM3 (almonds) and her fave summer treat (Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough ice cream).

When it comes to shopping, Ashley confesses that she always buys jeans. “They’re my favorite because there are so many different styles. You can always wear jeans with a dressy shirt and make it cute, or you can wear jeans with just a casual top and dress it down.”


Jennifer Love Hewitt and fiance

Jennifer Love Hewitt enjoys cycling on her Paul Frank beach cruiser bicycle on Sunday near Toluca Lake, Calif.

The Ghost Whisperer star also hung out with her fiance Ross McCall on the streets of Burbank before having lunch at the “Market City Cafe.”

Ghost Whisperer will debut its 4th season on October 3, 2008.

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Jennifer Aniston & John Mayer Get Cozy In The Car

Jennifer Aniston receives an awkward hug from musician boyfriend John Mayer in the backseat of their car in London on Saturday.

Aniston, 39, and Mayer, 30, dined at Tuscan restaurant, La Famiglia.

Earlier today (Sunday), Jen jetted out of England to head back to Los Angeles after having watched her boyfriend perform as part of a concert in London’s Hyde Park.

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It's that time of the year, eh!


I don't completely agree with all the comments that will follow, but I figured it would be interesting; besides, we have to celebrate Canada Day, eh? The italics are my comments. If you want to see the videos they mentionned, click the links; the youtube videos I added are related to my comments.

Covering Canada

The best, worst and strangest foreign covers of Canadian songs

Every July 1, millions of Canadians mark the achievements of the Fathers of Confederation by consuming alcoholic beverages and cranking up the tunes. We can be justifiably proud, having always punched above our weight class when it comes to producing beer and singer-songwriters.

For decades, musicians around the world have reinterpreted English-Canadian pop-rock classics, and the results range from profoundly moving to extremely irritating. For your Canada Day listening pleasure, here’s a sampling of Canadian hits covered by artists from Britain, the U.S. and Australia.

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Oh, and fellow Quebecers: Happy moving day to you! So glad I'm not part of the group this year :)

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R.I.P. Don S. Davis - passed away aged 65

"Dear Fans and Friends of Don S. Davis,

So many of you have been touched by not only the work and art of Don S. Davis, but by the man himself, who always took the time to be with you at the appearances he loved, that it is with a tremendous sense of loss I must share with you that Don passed away from a massive heart attack on Sunday morning, June 29th.

On behalf of his family and wife, Ruby, we thank you for your prayers and condolences. A family memorial where Don's ashes will be scattered in the ocean will take place in a few weeks, and should you wish to, please make a donation to the American Heart Association in Don's memory."

He was perhaps best known for playing General Hammond in Stargate SG-1. His resume lists over 130 separate projects, ranging from dozens upon dozens of movies, to Twin Peaks, to playing Scully's father in the X-Files.

He's had a wide career and will be missed. I'm gutted that I missed him two weeks ago.

Respectful comments, please.

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the ruslana korshunova suicide conspiracy

Though the death of 20-year-old Kazakh model Ruslana Korshunova after falling from her New York balcony has been officially ruled a suicide, wags had already predicted that cranks would immediately seize on conspiracy theories involving the Russian mafia. From digging through Korshunova's blog entries to Zapruder-filmic analysis of death scene photos, no menacingly Slavic stone shall remain unturned. And of course, when you do look under the biggest, heaviest, most lichen-encrusted rock, you'll find Geraldo Rivera airing footage of Korshunova's corpse on a stretcher.

Beyond that, the basic premise of the conspiracy theory is that the Russian (and one assumes, Kazakh) underworld colludes with their semi-legal oligarchic corporate counterparts and corrupt government officials to traffic in high-dollar model flesh. It’s hard to find anyone willing to articulate this theory coherently, much less put their name to it. But here’s a reasonably complete, if bonkers, version. All spelling sic:

“But another theory has been delved upon by some authors of the fashion industry who claim that Ruslana´s death might be related to the model wanting out desperately and not being allowed to do so by the Paris-NewYork-Moscow mafia that controls teeange models. Some reports have linked the economic giant Gazprom with creating a web of model managment and discovery with a a tightly controlled escort spinoff that sets up supermodels with corporative tycoons.”

You may or may not recall that Gazprom is the Russian gas conglomerate that’s enjoyed many years of scandal; it’s also been the object and subject of Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin’s malign influence. The idea of such an outfit getting involved in a “web of model management” is kind of hilarious, though morbid given the present topic. Korshunova’s mother traveled all the way from Kazakhstan to retrieve the body, apparently without interference from the “Paris-New York-Moscow mafia.” Histrionics seem limited to the creeps, as even Korshunova’s main fansite merely colored the page black and noted “You will be missed.”

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Living Lohan 1.06 “Moving to Las Vegas”

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In this latest episode of Living Lohan, "Moving to Las Vegas", Ali finds out that there is more to being a success in music than simply being a Lohan. In order to record her album, the whole Lohan family moves to Las Vegas temporarily. There are definitely some promo pieces in there for certain Vegas properties, like the Palms owned by the Maloof’s (who are recording Ali’s album).

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Can celebrity relationships really survive?


Rumors have been tiptoeing around about marriage troubles between Madonna and her husband of seven years, director Guy Ritchie. It seemed to everyone that the once wild, pointy bra-wearing Queen of Pop had settled down for good with her Brit, with her finding Kabbalah, doing massive amounts of yoga, and adopting little David from Malawi. However, all indications point towards a confirmation of a divorce, with word that she's hiring Paul McCartney's divorce lawyer, Fiona Shackleton. Thus, another celebrity marriage bites the dust. Sad, sad, sad. All relationships and marriages face their challenges, but in the world of Hollywood and fame, there are booby traps left and right from being surrounded by gorgeous men and women, having nasty rumors spread, and over publicized romances.

After the jump, pitfalls that celebrity couples face that us average Joe's and Jane's don't have to deal with.

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Matthew McTexasSexy & Charlize TheFabulous News--

Matthew McConaughey and Camila in Malibu

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Charlize Breaks From Hancock to Battle With Stuart

Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend cozied up for the cameras to show off their documentary Battle in Seattle at a screening in LA yesterday with the likes of Matthew McConaughey and Camila. While they managed to keep it G-rated on the red carpet, Stuart joked that Charlize had to sleep with him in order to win a role in his movie, to which she replied, "You’re still making me sleep with you.” His lady may be happy to playfully flirt with co-star Will Smith on those Hancock red carpets, but it sounds like Charlize is still having the most fun with her main man.

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