July 11th, 2008

Nat's back on new '90210'



LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Joe E. Tata is cooking again in the role of Peach Pit diner owner Nat for the new incarnation of "Beverly Hills 90210."

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PS if all you 90210 lovers are looking for a site for updated news you should join this board. Once episode stills and stuff come out we will have them on there.   http://90210.sytes.net/  
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T.I. avoids trouble in Atlanta club, remains sexy while doing so






According to The Atlanta Journal-Constituiton, T.I. managed to avoid trouble recently when trouble broke out an Atlanta show. The rapper was escorted from the club shortly before after a fight started on the floor of the Luckie Food Lounge.

 

According to T.I.’s attorney, he had nothing to do with the fight and he was out of harms way almost immediately. Apparently T.I.’s security and his court-appointed monitor slipped him out the side door.

 

Since T.I. is currently out on a special deal with the federal court that allows him to be free for a year while he does 1000 hours of community service. He also has to pay a $100,000 fine and adhere to a strict curfew. If T.I. was implicated in having involvement in the altercation, it would have ended his deal.

 

I’m really glad to hear that he managed to stay out of trouble. The guy has been given a real opportunity to begin changing his life and it would suck to see it get screwed up because he got caught up in a fight.


 

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"The Lucky Ones" movie trailer
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Michael Pena, Tim Robbins
Plot: The story revolves around three soldiers -- Collee (Rachel McAdams), T.K. (Michael Pena) and Cheever (Tim Robbins) -- who return from the Iraq War after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them.  
Opens: 9/26/08



Trailer Here

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It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia Season 4 Video

A new music video just came out to drum up hype for season 4 of the FX comedy 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.' Parts of the video are now being used for commercials for the show. The new season starts Thursday, September 18 on FX.




So basically I am posting this because I can't be the only one who freaking loves this show. And because if you don't watch it, or have never seen it, you should because it's hilarious.

Plus I know you all love Danny Devito's work. ;)


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Edit: For anyone who wants to know...the season 3 DVD release is September 9.
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Kate Hudson's Men Double Up at Tennis Camp



Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson could teach some people—cough, Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook, cough—how to develop a friendly relationship postdivorce.

Hudson's ex-husband, Robinson, and her new man, Lance Armstrong, shared a coparenting outing on Wednesday morning at L.A.'s Palisades Tennis Center.

E! News has learned that Armstrong and Hudson, who split from Robinson in August 2006, have been taking their kids (Ryder, 4, and Armstrong's son Luke, 8, and twins Isabelle and Grace, 6) to a youth tennis camp all week long at the center in Pacific Palisades. Robinson and Armstrong care for Ryder "like a team," says a source.

Robinson and Armstrong took their kids to the tennis camp and, according to an eyewitness, they stood together during the teaching session and acted like "good buddies."

Says the source: "They're like one big happy family. They were just like two guys hanging out being totally cool with each other. If you didn't know the backstory, you would think they were just good pals."

How good? According to an eyewitness, Armstrong and Robinson were talking to the tennis center's owner Steve Bellamy, who also runs the Ski Channel and was Kate Hudson's tennis teacher when she was a kid. When Ryder hit a forehand, "they both cheered."

Sounds like a winning combination.

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Kate Hudson has whack taste in men... then again there seems to be a correlation between the men she dates and the type of films she makes lately :(
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rottentomatoes.com (a movie review site that gathers and averages reviews) says that Hellboy 2 has an 86% at the moment.

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also, the dark knight has a 100%, but not from many reviews, though.

anyway, who is seeing hellboy this weekend?

ll cool j discussing concerns over his new album

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After a 2 year hiatus, veteran LL Cool J is gearing up for the release of Exit 13, his 13th and final LP under his Def Jam recording deal.

Unlike his other albums, the Farmer’s Boulevard legend has worked closely with another Queens native, rapper 50 Cent.

“I did a whole album with 50, I did an album by myself, then I went and did another album by myself,” LL disclosed to AllHipHop.com. “I decided to use like two or three songs from the album I did with 50, one from the second album I did by myself, and the rest is all new material.”

Some have expressed concern that LL may pattern himself after 50’s more successful albums, such a Get Rich or Die Tryin’, a claim the MC quickly denied.

“Watching him work made me hungry again, but it was also important for me to come out with an LL Cool J album that doesn’t sound like I’m trying to be 50 Cent,” LL clarified. “I’m not doing that.”

LL also dismissed rumors that he was attempting to sign to G-Unit over his dissatisfaction with Def Jam’s promotion of his last album.

“There were a lot of, for lack of a better word, doe-does out there that were like ‘LL is going to sign to G-Unit,’” the veteran laughed. “I don’t know what these guys were thinking. Why would I work for 20 years to sign to another artist? I don’t know where the stupidness came from. I don’t think they understand who they’re dealing with and the reason why I’m here.”

LL openly criticized former Def Jam president Jay-Z about his work in promoting rap albums on the label.

Now with a new regime, he feels rap projects including his own, will get the attention they deserve.

“Before Lyor and them left we did a deal and I got my full catalog. LL Cool J owns his whole body of work. I’m very happy about the growth Def Jam has experienced,” he revealed. “Now, do I feel the Hip-Hop side of the music needs more attention? Yes. I think Hip-Hop will be served more now that Shakir Stewart [new Def Jam Executive Vice President] is up there doing what he does. People are excited about Hip-Hop. People are excited about my project and I know it’s going to succeed.”

Exit 13 is set for release on August 26.

The album features production from DJ Scratch, Tricky Stewart, and Raw Uncut.

Guests include KRS-One, Jim Jones, 50 Cent, Lil’ Kim, Trey Songz, The Dream, and Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi.

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alicia keys in the running for bond theme song

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R&B superstar Alicia Keys may be the next talent on deck to sing the title song for "Quantum of Solace," the 22nd James Bond movie, according to reports.

Amy Winehouse, Beyonce Knowles, Leona Lewis, Duran Duran, Jack White, Duffy and Annie Lennox are some of the other big name performers who submitted songs for consideration to producers of the film, which stars British actor Daniel Craig as the suave secret agent.

Although no official announcement has been made, a source told E! Online, "I believe Alicia is the winner."

Keys's publicist declined to comment when contacted by E!.

The movie is due to open in U.S. theaters in November.

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THE SUN CONFIRMS REPORTS OF BRITNEY SPEARS FILMING NUDE SCENE FOR MADONNA CONCERT TOUR


 

Both THE UK SUN and American television show THE INSIDER have confirmed reports this morning that Britney Spears strips nude for Madonna and has been filming a top secret "fetish" video that  will be broadcast to the crowd during Madonna's upcoming world tour via 20 foot screens, a new report claims.  

The two stars will perform a mash-up of the Madonna track Beat Goes On and Brit Brit's Piece Of Me, while they are unwrapped from costumes that can only be described as bondage-fetish mummy.  The pair appear in the video nearly nude reports the UK Sun.
The controversial duo, who infamously shared a hot lesbian kiss on stage during the MTV Awards back in 2003, will be wrapped in bandages which will then be unravelled by leather thong-clad male dancers in scenes that are being kept under lock and key.  Can this give Madge and Madonna the buzz both need or will this all be a bit much?


An on-set source revealed to the UK Sun: "It's absolutely classic Madonna. Probably the raunchiest stuff she has ever done. It leaves nothing to the imagination and will be very controversial, the paper reports in the Gordon Smart's Bizarre section.  The report claims that Britney looks great and is  "dressed to kill" in the videos.

The newspaper column plays it up nicely and suggests that the two are ready to leave the kiss behind and move forward with a lot of skin and some serious groping and grinding. A video report and more on this controversial collaboration of Britney Spears and Madge available exclusively here: sun.html

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Anne Hathaway > her ex, obvs



Anne Hathaway Gets Her Chic Revenge


Poor Anne Hathaway. As if it weren't tough enough to promote Get Smart in the wake of dumping her skeevy jailed boyfriend, she had to grapple with last weekend's spate of splashy tabloid headlines about her love life: "The Princess and the Con-Man" on People's cover, and the touchingly subtle "BURNED BY A LOSER" from Us Weekly. If we'd had a month — or even a week — like that, we'd be on day eight of watching Ocean's Eleven while eating only ice cream and not brushing our hair. Instead, Anne has risen from the ashes looking like the proverbial $21 million bucks her ex needs to post bail. Take a look at her fashion from the past few weeks; we think you'll agree that Ms. Hathaway is the perfect poster child for how looking hot really is the best revenge.

Anne's come a long way from her days of looking like she walked out of a bad prom photo — these comfy-looking cocktail dresses are casual and flattering, youthful yet sophisticated. It proves there is middle ground between a full-on ball gown and wearing a tank top that hangs off your nipples while half an ass cheek falls out of your formal shorts. Now if only she would teach a seminar to Lindsay "Leggings" Lohan and the cast of The Hills.
The icing on the cake, though, is Anne's delicious Breakup Bob. Usually we warn people away from running to the hairdresser after a catastrophic event and screaming, "JUST CUT IT ALL OFF," because, well, look how well it worked for Britney. But we love the shorter length on Anne — especially the slightly tousled version up on the right. It says, "Why, hello there, Tragic Ex. Doesn't this look like sexy-time bed head? For ten bucks, I'll tell you if it is. OH WAIT. You're in hock to your lawyers until the end of time. What a SHAME."

Anne’s dressier looks are likewise very smart. She must have been tempted to whip out the ol' cleavage — who doesn’t want to remind her ex that he no longer holds the key to Boobs Manor? — but went instead for classic, feminine, and refined. Conveniently, the whole Beautiful But Demure look is also an excellent way to reinforce the idea that she could not possibly have had any inkling what her asshat ex was (allegedly) doing. Does this look like a woman who would approve of lying about the Vatican? Certainly not!

Not that Anne looks prim (although she does seem like she might be a bit hungry, but that's another column). The Breakup Bob is as sexy curly as it is straight, which is the mark of a very good haircut indeed, and the black Rita Hayworth–esque gown accompanying it is super slinky without drifting into Slutsville. And while Anne’s white concoction could easily have turned into something a bit too virginal Disney Princess (it’s white! It’s frothy!), the construction is interesting enough to keep it adult.

So, congratulations, Anne. Not only for persevering in the face of a very embarrassing public breakup without bursting into tears on the red carpet, but for doing so without resorting to stumbling around in Cheetos-stained sweatpants and flip-flops, or even an endless series of interchangeable black dresses, à la Jennifer Aniston after that whole Brangelina thing. Maybe she really should teach a class. —The Fug Girls

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Pussycat Dolls to open 2008 MTV Asia Awards



The Pussycat Dolls to open the show
July 10, 2008

The Pussycat Dolls will perform their latest hit single “When I Grow Up” for the first time in Asia at the Awards. Response to the first single, from their upcoming album Doll Domination, has been overwhelming in the U.S. since it was released. With the MTV Asia Awards 2008, Asian audiences will experience for themselves a spectacular concert performance in typical Pussycat Dolls fashion, complete with visually extraordinary elements like fireworks displays, flashy costumes and amazing dance moves by the girls.

The Pussycat Dolls first exploded on the pop music scene in 2005 with their worldwide #1 hit “Don’t Cha.” Their debut album, PCD, has sold over 7 million copies internationally on the strength of hit singles like “Buttons”, “Stickwitu” and “Wait A Minute”. Their infectious dance hits and enthralling performances have allowed them to bag a slew of prestigious awards.

“MTV is extremely excited to have The Pussycat Dolls with us once again for the second time at the MTV Asia Awards. With the girls in the house, be prepared for an electrifying experience."said Silvia Goh, Executive Producer of MTV Asia Awards / Vice President.

Jabbawockeez, Leona Lewis, OneRepublic and Panic at the Disco are also scheduled to perform on the show which airs on August 2nd.

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The Latest Amy News


Amy Winehouse
played a gig at the Monarch Club in London on Thursday night (July 10), the singer didn't sing but instead played a DJ set.

While in the booth, Amy refused to acknowledge the crowd while shouting out for her husband Blake Fielder-Civil. Once finished playing her set, Winehouse was spotted leaving the club with an empty box and a lamp she took from the club.

In other news, the singer reportedly put on a sex show for Blake while visiting him at London's Pentonville prison, Amy pushed her boobs up against the glass while simulating sex an onlooker said "It was not a pleasant sight. Amy seemed completely out of it."

It seems Amy's antics have upset her neighbors, according to the Daily Mirror the neighbors want her out of her London apartment.

One of the neighbors said,“She’s nothing but trouble and every night she is partying. If she’s not inviting friends around to live it up she’s starting fights.I’ve already filmed some of the trouble Amy has caused on my video camera and I’ll be handing it over to the council to have a look at. Hopefully something can be done.”
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Hellboy II: The Golden Army Cast Interviews



Ron Perlman, Selma Blair and the cast of Hellboy II: The Golden Army talk about the hellish and heavenly times spent bringing to life Guillermo del Toro’s destined monster hit.


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Lance Bass to join Dancing With the Stars - with a male partner



With legalized same-sex unions already labeled passé, Hollywood discovered its newest cause designed specifically to piss off Arkansas: live, televised, boy-on-boy fox-trotting mayhem. This fall, Lance Bass is reportedly set to join the cast of Dancing With The Stars and partner with a male dancer and cha-cha his way into America's hearts. You know, because he's gay. And it's edgy.

Historically speaking, ballroom dancing is considered to be an incredibly hetero environment. There's nobody "light in the loafers" on that stage. The constant bedazzling of the purple, stretch satin leisure suits is not so much a fashion statement as it is a safety precaution: you need those sparkly guides to assist you during all that hetero twirling. So the announcement of male partners comes as shock to many, but as always, Hollywood is ready to plan massive events to support this radical cause.

First up will undoubtedly be a massive A-List gala. Co-chaired by Elton John and T.R. Knight, the benefit will feature Eva Longoria-Parker, Victoria Beckett, Liz Taylor (scheduled to appear before 4PM), and cause-whore Sharon Stone, but only after promising not to speak.

Throwing "quieter" support behind the cause are Hollywood's Four Stooges – Clooney, Pitt, Damon and Cheadle. These four often opt out of attending flashy, public events. Per usual, they'll hold a far more civilized and appropriate gathering in Vegas called Poker Playing Celebrities United Behind Male Dance Couples.

And rounding out the trifecta of celebrity support will surely be the all-important PSA. We can't forget you, Julia, Tom, Cameron, Reese, Ben and Jen. Male dance couples everywhere will be thanking you for your overly earnest remarks.

Way to go, Hollywood!


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Heath Ledger's Final Days Among the Masses


L.A. Art Collective Struggles to Go On After Actor's Death

A Greyhound-style bus purchased on Craigslist for $8,700 rolls eastbound out of Los Angeles on Interstate 10, headed for Marfa, Texas, with 18 passengers. If a highway patrolman were to pull us over, he’d encounter a head-scratcher of a group. First he’d confront a big, bald white man named Cornfed, the driver, also acquired on Craigslist. Cornfed, a sometime rapper, is making a little money on this trip, biding his time until the release of his best friend from prison. The officer would look at the rest of us and be at a loss: a few longhairs, some hipsters, a rugged outdoorsman, a few Hollywood-looking pros, some hot-model types and a man with an awesome handlebar mustache that gets crooked when he’s drunk, everyone all mixed and matched as if collected onto the bus by a roll of the dice. Maybe he’d wonder if we were a bunch of paparazzi, what with all the cameras around. Or some sort of film crew. Nobody would claim to know anything about the liquid LSD. Perhaps a rolling porno studio? Certainly, with the inside of the bus newly gussied up with rugs, chairs, a table with benches bolted to the floor and a few strategically placed mattresses covered in plush blankets for lounging and reading, the place looks more like an opium den than a Greyhound. Collapse )

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Whore Hogan



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Only a Hogan tramp would wear a swimsuit from Wal-mart with Sigourney Weaver's pants from "Working Girl." When are these twats going to realize that in this day and age only babies are allowed to wear high-waisted crap. If you can wipe your own ass without help from daddy then you have no business wearing this mess. Oh wait. Okay, Brooke has permission.

Here's more of Brooke looking like her mommy (and that's not a compliment) in NYC yesterday.



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Ventimiglia to propose to Panettiere



Milo Ventimiglia is reportedly planning to propose to Heroes co-star Hayden Panettiere.

The couple, who hooked up on the set of the US drama, have been dating since the beginning of the year.

A friend told In Touch: "Milo was looking at rings in late June. He really likes Cartier and intends to spend around $200,000."


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"Pineapple Express" sneak preview, Aug 1, Aero Theater, Santa Monica




Friday, August 1 – 7:30 PM

Sneak Preview! PINEAPPLE EXPRESS,
2008, Sony Pictures, 111 min.

The team from SUPERBAD (including co-producer Judd Apatow) reunites for this action-comedy directed by David Gordon Green. Lazy stoner Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver (James Franco): to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop (Rosie Perez) and the city's most dangerous drug lord (Gary Cole), he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him. And it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia; incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both.

Discussion following with David Gordon Green.

Special Ticket Prices: $15 General Admission; Student/Senior $12; Members $10. Only Members can purchase tickets to this event until AFTER July 23rd when they will go on sale to the general public on www.fandango.com Prior to July 23rd, Members should use the Cinematheque member ticket line to order or fax

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Even though James Franco is not scheduled to attend, here's the obligatory gif:
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A-List Secrets: Yes, Stars Really Love Themselves

Do most (if not all) celebrities think they are better than normal people?
—T. Lucas, Toledo, OH

Certainly not. Kanye West just likes to refer to himself as the new Kurt Cobain and "one of the more important people in pop culture" to see if you're listening. He really hates himself and thinks he's fat and wears those candy-colored polo shirts to punish himself.


Of course celebrities think they're better than everybody else. And before you decide that's just an opinion, I've got real proof. Read on.
Celebrities are narcissists, and that's backed up by science and doctors and everything.

A study released a few years ago by none other than Dr. Drew Pinsky concludes that, compared with the average person, celebrities are more in love with themselves. They also crave attention, think way too highly of their abilities, lack empathy and can display erratic behavior, according to the standard definition of narcissism.

Pinsky made the conclusion after examining 200 celebrities who visited him on his Loveline radio show. During breaks in taping, he administered a well-respected test called the Narcissistic Personality Inventory.
For the record, Pinsky has said that the Biz doesn't turn people into freaks. The freaks seek out the Biz.

"People who need to become celebrities, actors, whatever it might be, do tend to have higher incidence of personality problems in the narcissistic spectrum," Pinsky told Anderson Cooper recently.

Which would explain why only Diddy can throw, as he once called it, the "greatest party of all time." Obviously, he's never been to my place.

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I can't name one Kanye song :/


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Lindsay Lohan Loves Labor Pains



Lindsay Lohan and DJ Samantha Ronson walk alongside closely to one another during a break on the set of Labor Pains filming in North Hollywood on Thursday.

Rumors suggesting Lohan and Ronson were more than just friends started after the couple was spotted kissing and cuddling during a party at the Cannes Film Festival back in May.

Ronson showed her support for Lohan's music during a gig this week, by playing tracks from her new album at an exclusive party.

Lindsay's new album, “Spirit in the Dark” is scheduled to be released in November 2008.



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What has the world come to?



No, The Hills feminist hero Heidi Montag was not a contestant on the television quiz game show Jeopardy! But she was one of the answers on last night’s episode! SRSLY! Under the category of “TV Women” for $1,600, here’s what the answer read: “Lauren and she stopped speaking after she moved in with Spencer on MTV’s The Hills, Duh.” Yes, that Lauren Conrad, that Spencer Pratt and yes, THAT Heidi Montag.

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Tom, Katie & the Kids Send Gifts to Baby Sunday

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The Cruise family has sent along a present to welcome little Sunday Rose Kidman Urban, PEOPLE has learned.

Contrary to some reports that Tom Cruise gave ex-wife Nicole Kidman a "room full of flowers," the actor and his family – including Cruise's children with Kidman, Bella, 15, and Connor, 13 – actually sent a huge baby basket to Nashville.

The high-end gift included chenille Giraffe baby blankets, items from the Hermes baby line and other newborn necessities.

Kidman, 41, gave birth to Sunday Rose at a Nashville hospital on Monday morning, with husband Keith Urban, 40, by her side for the smooth delivery.

"We feel immensely blessed and grateful to be given this beautiful baby girl," the happy couple said in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE. "She's an absolute delight."






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The Love Guru star takes another chance on romance in Meet Bill

Rather than relying on her Fantastic Four super-powers, charm and humor are the only things Jessica Alba needs to make men melt in her romantic comedy Meet Bill, out on DVD July 15th. In this film, Jessica poses as a seductress to help a friend rekindle the spark in his marriage. And if playing a bubbly flirt/lingerie salesgirl isn’t enough to appease her legion of male fans, Jessica is set to reprise her role as exotic dancer Nancy Callahan in Sin City 2, but you’ll have to wait until 2010 for that.



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It's Time for Notable Quotables!

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

Mariah gets permission to eat a meal, plus more from John Mayer, Steve Carell and other stars...



"She's happy with me. She lets me eat meals now."
Mariah Carey, speaking about her personal trainer, who got the singer looking svelte, to Elle  



You can get away with dropping 'em a couple times, and they'll still be okay. Can't really do that with a little girl."
Rooster McConaughey (pictured with son Miller Lyte), on brother Matthew's good fortune of having a baby boy, to PEOPLE



"Of course I threw up in the bathroom, it was better than throwing up on their face."
The Brady Bunch's Susan Olsen, defending her hungover run to the bathroom during a radio interview, to Colorado Springs' KKTV   

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There's some confusion as to how this year has come to be Sub Pop's 20th anniversary. Sub Pop has been releasing records since 1986, and Bruce Pavitt had that Sub Pop zine in the early '80s.

April 1, 1988, was the beginning of our first lease at the Terminal Sales Building on First and Virginia. It's the 20th anniversary of Sub Pop being a full-time record label. Whether people consider Sub Pop to be 20 years old or 25 years old, the point is that the culture that Sub Pop is a part of has managed to endure for a couple of decades now. We wanted to celebrate the culture, to celebrate our community, both musical and geographical.

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BIG BOI ft. MARY J. BLIGE :: "SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE"



Big Boi's comes out swinging on the first release of his upcoming solo album. "Something's Gotta Give features a dream pairing with Mary J. Blige, a combo that will raise the eyebrows of fans and program directors world wide. The song's social message is the sort of relief conscious hip-hop heads are always demanding. But can a song really say anything in 2008? Decide for yourself.

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famous bollywood director blogs- "The Art of Convenient Alzheimer’s"



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I love the film fraternity. I love everything about it. Nowhere in the world will you find such a cocktail of complexes, complexities, contradictions, and of course, charisma. We are unique and our DNA must be preserved for posterity. Why deny generations ahead of our vanity and our insanity? Pardon the rhyme; it’s with good reason. So what makes us so special? Well, read on.  

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E! Takes the Safe Route

 

E! True Hollywood Story fails to dig up Heath Ledger dirt

July 11, 2008 10:00pm

THE praise and adulation for the late Heath Ledger has extended beyond the rave reviews for his performance in The Dark Knight to a US bio which threatened to sully his memory.

Despite pledging to explore Ledger's family secrets and the feuding that has followed his death, producers of his E! True Hollywood Story have glossed over the drama in the final edit.

While the dramatised biographies usually dish dirt on celebrities, Ledger's family circle and industry friends closed ranks on a team of filmmakers who flew to his hometown of Perth last month to dig up more secrets.

Instead, the one-hour clippings job, which airs tomorrow night, features limited insights into his life and arms-length interviews with colleagues, including his Sweat co-star, Melissa Thomas and casting agent Ann Fay.

The final chapter of the drawn-out episode sees one of Ledger's last co-stars, Mini-Me actor Verne Troyer, breakdown in tears over his passing.

Troyer reveals details of the cold symptoms Ledger had been battling on the set of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus just a week before his death by accidental overdose on January 22 this year. "You could tell he was sick. He looked exhausted," Troyer said.

A New York coroner found Ledger had died due to a likely mix of prescription medications treating insomnia, anxiety and pneumonia.

E! producer Dana Drake was quoted as saying they would be "open" to tackling the controversial areas of the actor's life, but avoided airing family in-fighting between his father Kim and his brothers.

 E!True Hollywood Story airs tonight in America.

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Amrita Arora - The girl with guns!!

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How hot could the cover of ‘Maxim’ get? Check it out for yourself as the July 2008 issue of infamously famous fashion magazine ‘Maxim’ has Amrita Arora in her hottest avatar. And if her killer looks were not enough, the hot lass goes on to load both her tender hands with guns.

Her personal life may have received a setback with her breakup with longtime boyfriend Usman, but her professional life is definitely on a high with ‘Golmaal Returns’ in Amrita’s kitty.

Going by the look in her eyes as seen on the cover page of ‘Maxim’ the girl surely intends to hit off with vengeance.

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Emily Blunt and Michael Bublé Split



British actress Emily Blunt — known for role as an icy assistant in the The Devil Wears Prada — has split with Canadian singer Michael Bublé.

"Sadly, after three years, they have parted ways," his rep tells celeb blogger Perez Hilton. "They are both extraordinary people with huge talent. Let's wish them well."

See other stars who are spending the summer single.

Blunt, 25, and Bublé, 32, met backstage at one of his concerts in 2005.

"It was kind of love at first sight, but for a long time I thought it was infatuation," he told Australia's Sunday Mail in May. "But it wasn't. It was love.

"I had no clue she was an actor and now to think that I am sitting alone in a hotel room talking to you and she is making out with Benicio Del Toro [her co-star in her upcoming movie The Wolf Man], I got absolutely screwed in the deal," he added.

In 2007, Blunt told W their relationship worked because she considered him to be more famous.

"It's harder when you're the one emasculating [your boyfriend]. I've done that, and it doesn't work," she said. "If someone is not fulfilled in what they do and you're a successful girl, it will work against you."

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Sam is LiLo's Dr. Feelgood



All it took to make Lindsay Lohan smile yesterday was 20 minutes in her trailer with Sam Ronson
While we couldn't have gotten a grin from Linds if we paid her for it, her listless lips gave way once her DJ galpal showed up on set.




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Too Bad Linda, Hulk Ain't Going to Jail



A Florida judge has just thwarted Linda Hogan's attempt to throw her soon-to-be ex hubby in the slammer for not closing on a $4.2 mil condo in Vegas. Sorry, Nick!
In a ruling handed down today, Judge George Greer denied Linda's contempt of court motion, saying essentially that there's no evidence that Hulk violated a court order by not forking over the cash for the condo. As we first reported, Hulk wants to bail out on the deal, while Linda claims they agreed to close May 30 on the Palms Place pad and Hulk never paid up -- which she says he had no right to do.

But not so fast -- Hulk's not off the hook just yet. The judge asked for more information before making a decision on whether Hulkster will be forced to pay or not.



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Everybody hates Denise

 
HOLLYWOOD - Denise Richards has reportedly put her Hidden Hills, California, home on the market after neighbors complained to local officials about the actress using the estate for her reality show.

Richards has hosted network camera crews at her $4.2 million home since the beginning of the year, when she started shooting her hit new E! show Denise Richards: It's Complicated.

And it seems her neighbors are far from impressed with the constant filming.

Snooty Hidden Hills locals are also unhappy about the former Bond girl's ever-growing menagerie of pets.

One neighbour tells Star magazine, "This is a gated community, not a zoo."

The complaints have reached officials at the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control, who insist the divorced mother-of-two must obtain a kennel license for her 14 dogs.

A source says, "Denise was none too happy about it." 
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The 'Unforgettable' magic unleashes in Toronto July 18th

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The Unforgettable Tour, a never seen before extravaganza of Indian Cinema's magic, is being unveiled on 18 July 2008. The stage is set across the globe for Indian Cinema's biggest night out. The first leg of the tour spans 10 cities, traveling to exotic destinations like Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trinidad & Tobago, Houston, Atlantic City, New York, Vancouver, London and Amsterdam, the tour promises to be an out-of-the-world experience, an event that would leave Indian movie fans asking for more...

'The Unforgettable Tour' will bring together, for the very first time, the first family of Indian Cinema, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Indian Cinema icon Preity Zinta, India's leading actresses and current hot-favourite Ritesh Deshmukh will be accompanying the Bachchans on this extravaganza.

But the magic for Indian film aficionados only begins there. Each city that the 'Unforgettable Tour' travels to, will have one celebrity guest performer. Badshah of Indian cinema Akshay Kumar will be performing in Toronto. Dancing Queen Madhuri Dixit(!!!!!!!!!!!!) will be setting the stage on fire with her breathtaking performances in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Atlantic City, New York and Vancouver. To add to this, these spectacular performances will be choreographed by India's best choreographer, Shiamak Davar, while music will be provided by the hot and happening music director duo, Vishal and Shekhar.

The 'Unforgettable Tour' is sure to set new standards for showcasing of Indian Cinema's talent globally. With so much to look forward to, it isn't being called the "Unforgettable Tour" for nothing.


Do y'all know how pissed I am Madhuri Dixit isn't going to be in Toronto?? I don't give a shit about Aishwarya Rai, we all know Mads is the real deal. I might have to go back to NYC just to see her. Living GODDESS. Anyone want to come with me?

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Radiohead make video without cameras....Just Lasers ...sdkfjl

Radiohead make new video - without cameras


Band use 64 lasers to make promo

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Radiohead have made a video for their new single 'House Of Cards' without using any cameras.

Performances by Thom Yorke, actors and extras were captured by using structured light and lasers.

Sixty-four lasers were used in the Velodyne Lidar process, shooting 900 times a minute to capture large scenes, while structured light was used to 'film' close-up scenes.

In a similar manner to Radiohead's 'Nude' 'stem' tracks, where fans could download the individual parts of the single, the band are making data from the video available to allow people to make their own short clips.

Thom Yorke explained the band's decision not to use cameras, saying: "I always like the idea of using technology in a way that it wasn't meant to be used, the struggle to get your head round what you can do with it.

"I liked the idea of making a video of human beings and real life and time without using any cameras, just lasers, so there are just mathematical points - and how strangely emotional it ended up being."

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Ronnie Wood Runs Away with 18 yr old - The Sun says Alcohol is the blame

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ROLLING STONE RONNIE WOOD was last night living with a Russian bargirl less than a THIRD of his age — who is bragging to pals how he has dumped his wife of 23 years.

Muscovite Ekaterina Ivanova, 18, claims shocked Jo Wood begged her not to steal the 61-year-old after he took her home to meet his missus.

Wife ... ex-model Jo Wood larking with her hubby of 23 years Ronnie
But the cocktail waitress told friends she sneered at the blonde ex-model: “I am not taking him — he is leaving.”

Dad-of-four Ronnie, who met the teenager while out boozing, has now whisked her away to his luxury pad in Ireland.

Yesterday Jo, 53, who believed the pair had gone on a painting holiday together, was horrified to learn of the teenager’s boasts — and insisted the conversation at the couple’s South West London mansion NEVER took place.

Jo declared: “She is mad — she is a terrible alcoholic.

“I know her — she’s been here. She’s a friend and he’s a guy — I’m going to call her now.

“And I’m gonna go and call him now and tell him what she’s said.”

Jo admitted she WAS frantic with worry — but said it was because alcoholic Ronnie was hitting the bottle again.

She revealed at the family home in Kingston upon Thames: “He’s drinking heavily — maybe two bottles of vodka a day.”

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Hercules and Love Affair: "You Belong" Video

Check the lastest video of neo-disco phenoms, Hercules and Love Affair:


They're mini-tour is about to kick off:

Jul 23 2008 8:00P The Echo LA, California
Jul 25 2008 8:00P Casbah San Diego, California
Jul 26 2008 8:00P Mezzanine San Francisco, California
Aug 08 2008 8:00P The Fillmore at Irving Plaza New York, New York

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How WALL-E hooked up with Hello, Dolly!

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Thanks to WALL-E, we now know two things that will survive the apocalypse: cockroaches...and Hello, Dolly! In the Pixar hit, a videocassette of the 1969 movie musical survives centuries of decay and trash compacting to become the title robot's introduction to human emotion, if not a guide for living. Two fairly obscure songs from Jerry Herman's Dolly score, ''Put On Your Sunday Clothes'' and ''It Only Takes a Moment,'' not only bookend the animated blockbuster but reoccur at key thematic intervals throughout.
We can understand why WALL-E director Andrew Stanton might have felt that the success of his movie depended on bringing in the all-important show-tunes demographic. But why that movie and those songs, of all the seemingly arbitrary things? EW.com spoke with Stanton to get the real story behind this unlikely revival...and we also talked, separately, with Jerry Herman, to get the original composer's thoughts on how Hello, Dolly! has weathered the years. Here are our conversations with both maestros.

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Hey everyone!

Hope you are all doing well. We are so excited. We are taking today off to golf and relax with friends.

Yesterday we had a great concert in Dallas, Texas. The crowd was amazing. We met the Attorney General of the State of Texas, saw friends we have known since we were small, had a great radio interview with our friends at KISS in DALLAS, and had one really great show.

Demi was in her home town for this stop of the tour and she did an amazing job. She blew people away with all of her abilities (she plays piano, guitar and sings!!)

The crowd is Dallas was one of the loudest yet. There was one moment in the show where we had to wait for such a long time to start singing again because the crowd was so excited. Our Mom was able to see the show for the first time and said that it blew her away. She said the most amazing part of the show was the flips and light show.

We are so proud of this show. The stage is amazing. There are so many surprises. We really hope we will see you while we are out on tour.

Keep checking in

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Jessica Simpson Has An Orgasm

When I was just a little Tuna, I had the displeasure of working on a set with Mike Myers. Guy was a big prick and I always knew that one day his comedy schtick would eventually go south. It only took 10 years, but it finally did with Love Guru. However, I didn’t know Jessica Simpson had a cameo in it, and it’s probably the best scene in the whole movie: Jessica has an orgasm when the Love Guru touches her.
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$130 million opening weekend predicted for The Dark Knight



It's understandable even if ridiculous that Warner Bros keeps trying to lower everyone's expectations for this behemoth blockbuster of a Batman Begins sequel. My sources at the studio keep insisting that Dark Knight will "only" make $90 million to $100 million for its opening 3-day weekend. I can't believe they're seriously suggesting that Dark Knight will make less than Iron Man. But the WB insiders point to all the increased competition at the megaplex now as opposed to the beginning of May. Whereas my box office gurus are predicting domestic gross as high as $130M for the wildly anticipated Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale film because of all those record-breaking early ticket sales at North American runs, including IMAX. One worry mitigating the Heath Ledger fanboy factor which Hollywood has mentioned is that the pic's 2 hour and 32 minute running time will limit showings. But that isn't an issue anymore since many theater managers/owners plan round-the-clock screenings during its midnight July 18 mega-debut. Heck, even the staid New York Times is gushing all giddy about the pic in its news pages, even citing meaningless polls that moviegoers are so hot for the pic they'll take the day off next Friday just to see it. (Hey, not everyone who frequents the cineplex asks, "You want fries with that?") So let's all get on the same page.

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That's LC's hot mama on the far left, sister Breanna, and brother Brandon.

I'm back from Italy and I had a great time. I did a lot of shopping and we saw a lot of Italy. We started our trip in Venice and stayed there for a few days. Venice is really beautiful. Then we went to Florence for a couple of days. Then we stayed at a beautiful winery inn in Tuscany. Next we went to Sorrento and Capri for a few days and then to Rome. We stayed busy and did a lot of walking. I was pretty tired by the end of the trip.

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Nicole Richie’s Novel Turns Into TV Show



Nicole Richie just confirmed that her 2005 coming-of-age novel, The Truth About Diamonds, is being transformed into a TV show. The former Simple Life is even going to be part of the production, natch.

“I would definitely produce and definitely be in the show,” the socialite tells E! “[But] I don’t know if I need to be the star of this show. I’ve got a lot going on right now.”

The Truth About Diamonds is about this girl named Chloe Parker. She’s a club kid with a drug problem but manages to gets her own series of “reality commercials” with her friend Simone. The book tells about Chloe’s struggle with fame, drugs, and romance.

WOULD YOU WATCH Nicole Richie’s book-turned-TV-show?

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Ashley Tisdale at the Coffee Bean dressed like a 15yr old girl and then at
Patty's with her bf

TRYING TO BE NICK AND JESSICA?? y/y?
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Disney’s up-and-coming tween queen Selena Gomez goes barefoot as she does a few
chores around the house in Hollywood, Calif., on Thursday afternoon.

The 15-year-old Wizards of Waverly Place star waved and smiled for photogs as
she was seen doing her share in saving our planet by taking out her family’s
recycling bin.

Sweat pants by Westholme.

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probably saw them and her first instinct was GOTTA GO OUTSIDE AND DO SOMETHING
BEFORE THEY LEAVE. selena is qt tho



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Bale talks more about 'Terminator Salvation'



Sure, the excitement surrounding The Dark Knight is at a fever pitch, but what about that OTHER big-budget, blockbuster franchise that's going to star Christian Bale?

The actor underneath Batman's cowl has just started filming Terminator Salvation for director McG, playing the adult John Connor in the post-apocalyptic world portended in the James Cameron-conceived movie series. ComingSoon.net squeezed a few nuggets from the star about why he chose to take on what's sure to be one of summer 2009's most anticipated films.

CS: What attracted you to another big franchise like "Terminator?"
Christian Bale: Well, initially, actually, that was NOT an attraction. I felt that I wasn't sure where it could go to. Before I gave an answer, I went back and reviewed the other movies. I felt like "Okay, unlike 'Batman Begins,' this would be something where we would be respecting the previous mythology." Certainly of one and two, not so much number three – but certainly you would be recognizing that mythology, unlike "Batman Begins" where we were saying that this is the beginning, right here. But what I view in it, and what has ultimately made me make the choice to make it, is that I see the same potential for reinvention and for breathing new life into the mythology. That's what I view our responsibility as filmmakers to be. It's pointless if we don't succeed in doing that.

CS: How is filming going?
Bale: Good, good. They're a number of weeks in. I'm just a week and a half in... It's going well. It's a tall order, it really is, and I recognize that and we have a lot of work to do, and I've just begun on it, because I only just finished working on "Public Enemies" a couple of weeks back.

Terminator Salvation is scheduled for a May 22, 2009 release.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Has Long Hair



Jake Gyllenhaal continues to grow out his long hair for his role as Prince Dastan in Prince of Persia: Sands Of Time, out 2009.

The 27-year-old actor led his family onto the Eurail (formerly Eurorail) in Paris, France on Friday morning — Reese Witherspoon and her two kids, Ava, 8, and Deacon, 4. Looks like the Gyllenhaal-Witherspoons are headed out for a weekend trip somewhere else in Europe!

Jake has been busy in London filming Prince of Persia with the support of Reese and the kids.

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Making Mean Girls a Bit Less Mean




It was bound to happen. From Medea to Becky Sharp, from “Heathers” and “Mean Girls” to Blair Waldorf of “Gossip Girl,” alpha females have had a long and glorious run. But too much attention — and cautionary parental guides — poisoned the fun. Now there is a reality competition whose sole object is to make mean girls nice.

“Queen Bees,” which begins Friday on the N, is a contest like “America’s Next Top Model,” only the purpose is to see who can achieve inner beauty. The contestants are seven young women, spoiled, back-stabbing and conceited, who think they are competing to see who is the biggest diva. Actually, they have been nominated by fed-up friends and family members for a personality makeover: the girl who is most changed wins $25,000.

There is a lot of material to work with, because mean girls say the darnedest things. “I do have ugly friends,” Brittany, 20, a slender, blond name-dropper from Jacksonville, Fla., says. “But I don’t go out with them at night.” Not surprisingly, she was recommended by a childhood friend.

Technically, mean girls are at their most lethal at a much younger age; when Rosalind Wiseman published “Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and other Realities of Adolescence,” in 2002, she interviewed sixth and seventh graders. But the producers may have worried about the kind of criticism that plagued the CBS reality show “Kid Nation,” and sought out women at the age of consent.

They talk the mean-girl talk (“As long as my hair looks good, my confidence is at an extreme level,” says Camille, 18, of Trophy Club, Tex.), but they break just like little girls. By the end of the first episode, which includes a beauty contest with blind judges and encounter sessions led by the likes of Dr. Michelle Callahan (of “The Tyra Banks Show”) and the host, Yoanna House (of “America’s Next Top Model”), several girls have sniffled and even apologized for bad behavior. Worse, a few seem to mean it.

“Queen Bees” has a worn, cut-rate feel to it; even the house where the contestants rub one another the wrong way has a seedy look, and there are no real surprises left to this kind of stylized reality show. But some moments are priceless. When asked by a judge at the beauty contest to name the person she would most like to meet, Camille replies, “I would meet Einstein because he never washed his hair, and nobody ever listened to him when he talked about a lot of important things that the military could have used in the United States.”

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liam aiken sings.

Liam Aiken from Step Mom and the Series of Unfortunate Events.
Remember?

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today at 18 years.
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He recently posted song on his myspace called 'Written.' click on source link to listen.
i searched imeem and youtube but his song's not posted anywhere.
I actually like it.

And I always thought he was cute. Even today, same face.
Not hot, but he has that 'boy next door' look. He's cute.

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A-Rod Certainly Has A Type

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This is just one the lovely buff ladies who came forward claiming to have bumped roided-up genitals with A-Rod. Joslyn Morse is a stripper from Miami who had an affair with A-Rod last year. Stripper? Is she part of Chippendales? The Thunder From Down Under? Joslyn might have to testify in A-Rod's divorce dick battle against C-Rod.
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Audrina Squashes Rumors That She's Moving Out


Perez Hilton reported this afternoon that a moving truck was outside of Lauren Conrad's house. Both Lo Bosworth and Audrina Patridge live there.

Perez "informed" his readers that someone was moving out of the house. His guess was Audrina, since she and Lauren have had problems.

So, as opposed to relying on the word of a nosy neighbor, Celebuzz emailed Audrina directly to find out what was up.

Her response?

"Hiii..... I have been at a photoshoot all day lol I'm not moving out!!"

The Hills cast are all shooting the cover for an upcoming issue of TV Guide. So maybe that neighbor should mind their own business and/or continue feeding the "real scoop" to Perez.

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Another Awesome Review for The Dark Knight


Heath Ledger is "manically mesmerising" as the Joker.

Hypnotic farewell from the Joker

Garry Maddox Film Writer
July 10, 2008

THE Dark Knight, the much-anticipated Batman film featuring the late Heath Ledger as the snarling, lip-smacking Joker, has turned out to be that rare thing: a Hollywood blockbuster with intelligence, complexity and credibility.

As with any Hollywood blockbuster based on a comic book and promising action and visual effects, reviewers had every reason to be sceptical. But after months of feverish speculation and hype, Christopher Nolan's follow-up to Batman Begins, which returns Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader, lived up to its billing when it was previewed in Sydney last night.

That's not to say the movie is an easy watch. It's as violent as it is spectacular and as bleak about the human capacity for evil as it is pulsating. It ain't called The Dark Knight for nothing.

Bale is more appealing this time round as a Batman who is viewed as a masked vigilante in a Gotham City under siege from criminals. Drawn into the drama is Aaron Eckhardt as the crime-fighting DA Harvey Dent, Maggie Gyllenhaal as assistant DA Rachel Dawes and Gary Oldman as the honest cop. Whether storming a party, sitting in a prison cell or tottering around in a nurse's uniform, Ledger is manically mesmerising as the Joker. "You complete me," he says teasingly to Batman.

Teens wanting action will enjoy The Dark Knight. Some adults will be put off by the violence, non-stop action and sonic impact. Others, including this reviewer, will want to watch it again - to see whether the complex story makes sense, to appreciate that Hollywood sometimes gets it right and to be reminded of Ledger's brilliance.

And who knows? The campaign for a posthumous Oscar nomination that has started overseas might just gather momentum when The Dark Knight opens next week.

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Miley Cyrus & Lucas Till Hit The Beach



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Miley Cyrus enjoys some motion in the ocean with shirtless costar Lucas Till while on break from filming Hannah Montana: The Movie in Malibu, Calif., on Friday afternoon.

Miley, 15, and Lucas, 17, were also accompanied by another female friend.

In the film, Mr. Till plays the kinda-sorta-maybe boyfriend Travis Brody to Miley’s character, Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana.

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Gone, Heigl, Gone?



Is Katherine Heigl dead to the producers of Grey's Anatomy?

Maybe.

Latest buzz hissing from the set of the ABC hit is that creator Shonda Rhimes may be entertaining the idea of killing off Heigl's Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens because of the now infamous remarks Heigl made about the upcoming Emmys.

Lest you forget, Heigl took herself out of the running for this year's Emmy race because she felt the writers failed to give her enough good material to work with last season.

"It's not good there," a source tells me of the Grey's Anatomy set. "Shonda is pissed. They're thinking of killing her off. They want Izzie dead."

While a dead Izzie may never happen, it would be an ironic twist, because industry insiders have long speculated that Heigl wants to ditch the show.

Going public with her Emmy complaint only increased speculation that she wants out of her contract to focus on her red-hot film career. Heigl may have picked up an Emmy last year, but since then she's become a box-office golden girl with flicks like Knocked Up and 27 Dresses.

A rep for Rhimes said, "I haven't heard anything about that." Reps for Heigl and ABC declined to comment.

So now it's your turn: Do you think it's time for Izzie to go to the great emergency room in the sky? Does Heigl have what it takes to leave television behind for the movies?

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WWE FIRES "THE WRESTLE-HOOKER" ASHLEY MASSARO


 

World Wrestling Entertainment announced on their official website that the company had come to terms on the release of  2005 Diva Search winner and Wrestlemania Playboy cover girl Ashley Massaro. Last week, Ashley claimed on her MySpace blog that she had requested her WWE release due a situation involving her seven year old daughter's health.

Ashley had been linked with high-priced Hollywood escort service "Bella Models" earlier this year.Rolling Stone magazine reported that Ashley was being advertised on the Bella Models site for $25,000 per night. While this was before her entrance into WWE, it became a major public relations nightmare for Massaro, who at first lashed out against the reports, but then backed off and simply stopped discussing the matter.  

More information on Ashley's release and career in WWE available HERE.
 
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U.S. Olympic swimmer Shanteau has testicular cancer

  

ATLANTA (AP) — When Eric Shanteau touched the wall second at the U.S. Olympic trials, he was overcome by the joy of reaching a lifelong goal.

The celebration didn't last long.

Shanteau had barely locked up his trip to Beijing when he was forced to deal with a gut-wrenching choice: Should he have surgery for the testicular cancer hardly anyone knew about? Or, should he put it off for another month so he could swim at his first Olympics?

Shanteau chose the Olympics. Surgery will have to wait.

In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Shanteau said he learned just a week before leaving for the U.S. Olympic trials that he has cancer.

"I was sort of like, 'This isn't real. There's no way this is happening to me right now,'" he said by telephone from the team's pre-Beijing training camp in California. "You're trying to get ready for the Olympics, and you just get this huge bomb dropped on you."

His doctors cleared him to compete at the trials in Omaha, Neb., determining he wouldn't be at great risk to delay treatment. Then, Shanteau surprisingly made the team in the 200-meter breaststroke, finishing second ahead of former world-record holder and heavy favorite Brendan Hansen.

He's putting off surgery until after the Olympics because it would keep him out of the water for at least two weeks, ruining his Beijing preparations. The 24-year-old Georgia native will be monitored closely over the next month by U.S. Olympic team doctors and vows to withdraw if there's any sign his cancer is spreading.

"If I didn't make the team, the decision would have been easy: Go home and have the surgery," said Shanteau, who grew up in suburban Atlanta. "I made the team, so I had a hard decision. But, by no means am I being stupid about this."

Still, there are no guarantees.

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I just found out that Nick Jonas has been bragging about my crush on him!

Here is what he was quoted as telling Twist Magazine: "That was awesome! I had bragging rights for about a day and a half with my brothers. I was like, 'See this?' and Joe was like, 'Yes, you showed us five times!' And I was like, 'Well, just look at it again real quick!' It was pretty funny."

Well, I still think you're cute, Nick! But we will put you to the real test—Let's see what my fans think!...

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She's at it once again...


JOJO: "I Don't Need To Be In Hollywood."


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JoJo, who goes by Joanna Levesque for acting roles, plays Morgan Carter, a rebellious child star who makes a string of bad decisions. She dons a blond wig to get into character with Degrassi star Shenae Grimes, who plays her s partner in crime.

Of her hard partying character she said, 'When you're working long hours, and you want to stay thin, but you don't have time to work out, it may sounds great to just drink of take pills..

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RHCP Anthony Kiedis and gf breakup



Rocker Anthony Kiedis and girlfriend Heather Christie have split, PEOPLE has learned.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers singer, 45, and Christie, 22, a former model, recently ended their relationship of more than three years and have been living apart since June, according to sources.

The former couple have a son together, Everly Bear, who was born last October.

"Anthony is a great dad and I will love him forever for giving me the gift of life," Christie tells PEOPLE. "I really hope he finds what he's looking for."

Kiedis's rep had no comment on the split. 

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Nadine Plays Down The Hollywood Look...
Derry girl and Girls Aloud front woman Nadine Coyle might make significantly less money then her over endorsed and over processed band mates, but that doesn't seem to bother her... Looking happy and very natural in plain dress, the Irish babe has the Hollywood paparazzi in a frenzy...

If reports in the Daily Mirror this week are to be believed, Girls Aloud lead singer Nadine Coyle is making up to one million Euro LESS than some of her LESS talented bandmates. How come? Well, they've been busy endorsing products and making TV appearances in their spare time, while the Nadzer jets-off to the USA at every opportunity she gets...

The coy Irish performer seems to have her eye on a future career in America and keeps her extra curricular business interests firmly across the pond. She's even relocated several members of her immediate family over to California to open up a string of Irish bars. (they didn't mention her candle chain store!)

Nadine was spotted leaving Coco De Ville in West Hollywood this week wearing a plain white top and a simple black skirt. Somehow the Northern Irish colleen doesn't look too out of place in her adopted home... She's going where the weather suits her clothes.

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Girls Aloud star, Nadine Coyle, to lift lid on ex-lover in book
Girls Aloud beauty Nadine Coyle is to lift the lid on her split with love-cheat boyfriend Jesse Metcalfe in an explosive book.

Nadine, Cheryl Cole, Nicola Roberts, Kimberly Walsh and Sarah Harding have all contributed to the biog detailing their unstoppable rise from pop wannabes.

And pals say straight-talking Nadine (23) may use it to get revenge on Jesse for breaking her heart.

The pair met in February 2006, but split briefly last November due to the pressures of a long-distance relationship.

They got back together, but then broke up when Desperate Housewives star Jesse was spotted with a mystery woman in LA.

The break-up came as a real blow to Nadine who had not only moved with her family to LA, but also stood by Jesse during his spell in rehab for drink problems.

Girls Aloud are reported to be raking in a cool £15m for their sell-out Tangled Up tour which runs right through to the middle of September.

In between, they have been busy finalising the book, which is expected to be released by publishers Transworld in October.

"The book will be a frank account of their rise to the top and none of the girls will be sweeping anything under the carpet," one insider told Sunday Life.

"Obviously there is a lot of interest in Nadine and Cheryl and you can take it they have plenty to write about."

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Unseen Ricky Gervais photoshoot

In my 3rd daily search for pictures of Ricky Gervais out and about doing anything I found this shot of Ricky from the 80s--way, way before he created The Office with Stephen Merchant. It's a photoshoot from his New Romantic band, Seona Dancing.


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I want do filthy things to him--now and in the 80s.
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Jessica Simpson: Come On Over sneak peek



For Jessica Simpson fans waiting for the star's first country music video, come on over!

The singer is premiering the video for "Come On Over" – the hit single off her debut country album Do You Know?, out Sept. 9 – on her Web site Friday. The video will be available online until its TV premiere on EXTRA Monday night.

"I had so much fun making my video, I'm so glad y'all finally get to see it!" Simpson – who celebrated her 28th birthday Thursday – wrote on her Web site.

Liz Friedlander, who has directed clips for Celine Dion, R.E.M., and Blink 182, shot Simpson's video at the Little Creek Ranch in southern California.

The singer has made some memorable videos: She had fans in a lather over her steamy car wash in the 2005 clip for "These Boots Were Made for Walkin'," and 2006's "A Public Affair," directed by Brett Ratner, co-starred Eva Longoria, Christina Applegate, Eva Mendes and Christina Milian.

For "Come On Over," there aren't any celeb cameos – but fans will get a glimpse of the bottle for her new perfume, Fancy.

In May, Simpson became the highest-charting debut solo artist in the history of the Billboard Country Singles Chart when "Come On Over" debuted at No. 41.

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If you're a member of her website, you can see the whole video.
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HEIDI MONTAG vs ALI LOHAN?



Montag vs Lohan: Sophie's Choice For The Millenium

I think we can all agree that in a perfect world neither Heidi Montag nor Ali Lohan would be singers. Or famous. Or exist. But they are and they do, so it's just something we all have to deal with.

With the debut yesterday of Ali's first single she is now running head-to-head with Heidi for the title of Best Reality Show Singer (and also Biggest Life Victim thanks to their enablers Dina & Spencer), so I have to ask: If one of these two ladies must succeed, who should it be?

To make an informed judgment, here are tracks from each lady. Ali's "All The Way Around" and Heidi's "Fashion."

Personally, I pick Heidi for one big reason: if Ali succeeds, then her momager Dina Lohan did something right, again! That's why it frustrates me so greatly that Ali's song is infinitely better than Heidi's blatant rip-off of Fergie's "Labels or Love" from the "Sex and the City" soundtrack.

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411(70.1%)


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Jamie Lynn Just Like Sis



JAMIE Lynn Spears, who just gave birth to daughter Maddie Briann Aldridge at the ripe old age of 17, is in danger of heading down the same road as her sister, Britney. A Louisiana source tells us, "She only has Diet Coke in the house. How redneck is that?" As for her engagement to Casey Aldridge, the spy adds, "I doubt that'll ever happen. Her mama [Lynne] doesn't like him and thinks she can do better. They don't want him anywhere near [Jamie Lynn's] cash." Britney, whom Jamie Lynn refers to as "my crazy sister," has a well-known affinity for soda and Cheetos and had her first marriage, to Jason Alexander, annulled at her mother's insistence. A rep for Jamie Lynn didn't return calls.

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Christopher Ciccone Trash Talks Madonna



WARREN Beatty was once so suspicious of Madonna that he went through her trash looking for evidence that she was cheating on him, the pop queen's brother, Christopher Ciccone, reveals in his tell-all, "Life With My Sister Madonna," out next week.

"Warren, operator that he has always been, had the sense to recognize his equal in Madonna," Ciccone writes.

In other bombshells in the book:

* When Madonna decided to have a baby, she first eyed cross-dressing NBA kook Dennis Rodman and "Melrose Place" actor John Enos before she picked Carlos Leon, whom she met in Central Park - even though she was "not sure he fulfills the intelligence requirement."

* When she romped with JFK Jr., Madonna said, "I feel like I am repeating Marilyn [Monroe] and the president."

* Ingrid Casares was Madonna's perpetual "yes-woman," a "sycophant," content to "sit at [her] feet, as if she were Madonna's slave . . . It wouldn't have surprised me at all if [they] were having intimate relations."

* Madonna hangs an 8-by-12-foot photo of herself in S&M gear and lying on a bed with dead animals in her home - in full view of the kids. It's "the creepiest thing I've ever seen," Ciccone writes.

* Madonna's first husband, Sean Penn, once cornered Ciccone, pulled out a jackknife and insisted, "Let's be blood brothers," then sliced open both their thumbs to seal the deal. Years later, Penn approached the openly gay Ciccone, mentioned the ritual and asked, "You don't have AIDS, do you?"

* Guy Ritchie is a homophobe whose heterosexuality "swells noticeably" in the presence of gay men. In a dinner toast Ciccone made the week before Ritchie and Madonna's wedding, he cracked about the groom, "I'd like to toast this happy moment . . . and if anybody wants to [bleep] Guy, he'll be in my room later."

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Composers turn up the darkness for "Knight" score

LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - It's quite simple, actually. Composers Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard want to drive moviegoers insane.


For their score for Warner Bros.' "The Dark Knight," which opens July 18, the composers used as their inspiration the oppressive gloom of fictional Gotham and the unhinged character of the Joker, nemesis of Batman. The result is an intense orchestral bombast, replete with crashing percussive outbursts and cellos teetering at the far reaches of human hearing.Collapse )

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I love Hans Zimmer.

Another whore gets a purity ring



Monet Monico updated her official Myspace blog with the following:

Hello All my Wonderful Fans- I'm Up late... I've been thinking about the word PURITY. Most of you ask why i have a purity ring, so let me tell you why... My ring.. the one pictured at the bottom of this blog... stand for what I, Monet Monico, believe in...

The ring states PURITY because I have promised myself to not DRINK, DO DRUGS, SMOKE, & Not to have sexual intercourse BEFORE Marriage.. ALL of these things are EXTREMELY important to me because that IS what I stand for... PURITY.

I am a pure girl, and although people WILL & already HAVE tempted me with the thought of doing all of these un-pure things... I WILL NEVER give in... because I am going to keep a promise! A promise I made to myself, and My God.

I wanted to let you ALL know this.. because usually people ask me about my ring & a lot of people think that if you are in the showbusiness that I am in that you HAVE to be doing these things... Well.. I am proud to say.. I NEVER HAVE... && I DON'T JUDGE PEOPLE WHO DO. I love them all the same... this is just MY Decision in life.....

The ring will be on my right ring finger UNTIL i meet the man that I fall in love with and am destined to marry... then i will give him MY ring... =) it's truly romantic... isnt it ???? Well i love all of you! =) && Just wanted to let you guys know that =) welll I am off to bed <33333 much love xoxo

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Nothing edited. Thats how she types herself. Oh, and she did a few episodes on The Suite Life of Zach & Cody and Zoey 101.
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Pamela Anderson: "I was only kidding!"



Let’s file this one under Bitch, you know you weren’t joking!

Pamela Anderson has recanted some nasty comments she made about Jessica Simpson earlier this month. The buxom baddie, who is presently “Down Under” filming a guest spot on Big Brother Australia, told Australia’s Kyle and Jackie O Show that she was just “kidding” when she called Simpson a “bitch and a whore” on live radio last week.

“I think she is a bitch and whore,” the PETA activist fumed after Jessica pissed off the vegetarian community by wearing a “Real Girls Eat Meat” t-shirt as a perceived diss to singing star Carrie Underwood. “Actually, I don’t know if she was talking about food or men,” Pamela said.

Pam says she now believe Jess wasn’t talking about “actual cows and chickens, but was referring to, you know, men.”

“I think people know my sense of humor too,” Pam added.

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Pete Wentz: Pregnant Ashlee Simpson Craves "Green Olives, Pickles"



What's mom-to-be Ashlee Simpson craving these days?

"Green olives and pickles!" her husband Pete Wentz revealed on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show Thursday. "Green olives on everything!"

He called her cravings an "anytime kind-of-thing. You always have to be ready."

He said the pregnancy is "really, really exciting.

"I heard women become mothers when they become pregnant, and boys become fathers when the baby is born," Wentz, 29, said. "So I don't feel all the physical things, but when I'm in the doctor's office, I freak out. It's ... crazy because it's this thing you made."

He said they still don't know the baby's sex, but is "hoping the doctor will see something in the next couple weeks."

The Fall Out Boy bassist — who confirmed Simpson's pregnancy in May shortly after they wed — says prepping for parenthood is "like making a record, but knowing you're going to mix it for the next 18 years of your life."

Expecting a kid has also affected "the way I'm writing. It's affected my perspective on the world. I care less about stupid things, petty feuds," Wentz said.

He also joked that he is turning into his dad.

"I get up at 7 ... complain," he said. "I come home [to] a pregnant wife and two puppies."

But Wentz (who admitted he made out with guys) doesn't mind.

He said his new goal is to "live in the suburbs and hang out with my kid."

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Genie Francis to Return To 'General Hospital'


Genie Francis is checking back into "General Hospital."

The 46-year-old actress again will reprise her role as Laura on the ABC daytime soap opera beginning Aug. 26.

The character's 1981 fairy-tale wedding to Luke (played by Anthony Geary) was watched by 30 million viewers and landed the couple on the cover of Newsweek magazine. Francis began playing Laura in 1976.

"This is a short visit," Francis told The Associated Press on Friday. "It's a mother-daughter story. Years ago when I started playing the character as a 14-year-old girl, it was a mother-daughter story, only I was the daughter. So it's kinda cool this is full circle. It's nice to come back for visits. `General Hospital' is my home."

Laura was last seen slipping in and out of a catatonic state in 2007. The upcoming appearance will feature Laura in a story line with daughter Lulu. Francis, who now runs a home-furnishing shop in Belfast, Maine, said she was told that Laura wouldn't be killed off during her latest guest stint.

"I would stay on, but `General Hospital' honestly doesn't seem to want that relationship with this character at the moment," said Francis. "They want little short doses during sweeps periods. It's not entirely up to me. I'm thrilled and delighted my audience stands behind me. If they didn't, you can be sure I wouldn't get to come back for these visits."

Francis won a supporting actress Daytime Emmy in 2007 for previously reprising the role.

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Dare I hope the writers don't fuck her character over again or am I hoping too much? :/
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HBO has confirmed that a sequel to the Sex And The City movie is in the works.

Producers were rumoured to be making plans for a second film last December, before the first was released.

They are now keen to capitalise on the success of the spinoff, which has made around £177.5 million at the worldwide box office.

HBO chief Michael Lombardo said: "There is enormous interest by Warner Brothers Newline to do another Sex And The City, and... they're trying with our help to put that together now."

Rapper P Diddy is thought to be in line for a role in the planned sequel.

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BROOKE HOGAN GETS REAL


 


It's not easy being a Hogan these days. 

Just ask Brooke Hogan, Hulk's daughter and costar of VH1's now defunct Hogan Knows Best, filmed in Tampa and Miami. 

Can we say family turmoil? 

Quick recap: After the reality show wrapped, Hulk, 54, and wife Linda, 48, announced they were divorcing after 24 years of marriage. Maybe having cameras around 24/7 was too much to bear. Or maybe they were both having simultaneous midlife crises. 

Linda has now turned power cougar, dating Charlie Hill, a 19-year-old who fixes boats for a living. To make matters even more embarrassing, Hill was actually a schoolmate of Brooke's. 

Not to be outdone, the pro wrestler formerly known as Terry Bollea got a peroxided-out young thing of his own, Jennifer McDaniel, 34. 

Oh, and brother Nick. He's got the biggest issues. The 17-year-old is serving eight months in Pinellas County Jail in Clearwater for reckless driving, stemming from a car crash that left his friend paralyzed. 

At least Brooke has a reality show to keep up her spirits. It's called -- ironically -- Brooke Knows Best, debuting 10 p.m. Sunday on VH1.

The premise: Brooke has moved to Miami Beach with two buddies to have fun -- the way any 20-year-old unattached, attractive reality star from a dysfunctional family should.

Brooke's sexy Miami photo gallery can be found here: http://ecwlives4ever.org/brooke4.html

How does Miami compare to Tampa?
``Tampa is like Retirementville. Miami has so much diversity -- you can always meet new kinds of people.''
Do you like wrestling?
``I don't know a single thing about it. I just know it looks like it hurts, especially when the blood starts flowing.''
Do your parents appear on the show?
``I brought my mom along to stripper class. We learned how to work out on the pole. She looks so funny. My dad helped me move in [in the first episode].''
What do you think about your mom dating a guy so much younger?
``I'm very disappointed. I love her to death but I don't condone it.''
What about your dad?
``Jennifer McDaniel is a total angel. She's very, very sweet and definitely of age.''
How is Nick doing?
``He's doing great. At first it was hard. But he's in the general population and is coming around.''
Will he be able to watch your show? ``No, he doesn't have access.''

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Johnny Cash's music has been reinterpreted by a host of hip-hop and dance music acts for "Johnny Cash Remixed," due Oct. 14 via Compadre Records/Music World Music. Snoop's version of "I Walk the Line" features his QDT production team, which also includes Teddy Riley and DJ Quik.

The project was approved by Cash's son, John Carter Cash, who says his dad "would have loved this remix record. While it stays true to the original recordings, this CD touches on undiscovered ground. This is what my father was about: staying true to tradition while creating groundbreaking new music."

"If you take your time to listen to it, country music is very similar to rap," Snoop Dogg told Billboard last year. "Johnny Cash is the one who stood out to me. I love his style, his swag, the songs he made."

Elsewhere, the Alabama 3 tackles "Leave That Junk Alone," Pete Rock reworks "Folsom Prison Blues," Mocean Worker updates "Hey Porter" and Frank Sinatra remixer Philip Steir handles "Get Rhythm."

Other acts involved in the album include Sonny J, Kennedy, Mexican Industry Of Sound, the Heavy and Count de Money.

A documentary about the creation of "Remixed" is in production. The album will also be available in a deluxe vinyl edition on Sept. 23.

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'MENTOR' GARY SHAKES UP 'REHAB'


OFF-the-wall actor Gary Busey turned out to be more of a troublemaker than a mentor for the stars who checked themselves into VH1's "Celebrity Rehab 2" last month.

Busey, who claims 13 years of sobriety, joined the "CR2" cast to help the stars through the recovery process.

But after he was given a room at the Pasadena substance abuse facility where the show is taped, he frequently clashed with his co- stars during group therapy, a "Rehab" staffer who witnessed much of Busey's be havior told The Post.


At some point during the 21-day program, Busey's altercations with the rest of the cast became so intense, he and another celebrity rehabber had to be physically separated. Press materials released by VH1 have been careful to stipulate that Busey was not on the show as a patient, but as a rehabbed substance abuser there simply to help the others.

Other "Rehab" hijinks included several patients' expletive-laden tirades leveled at the show's anchor and chief therapist, Dr. Drew Pinsky, and a horrible physical tussle between wheelchair-bound ex-"Taxi" star Jeff Conaway and another "off-camera" patient at the rehab center.

VH1 officials have declined to comment on details of what occurred during "CR2," since the show isn't slated to debut until October.

Among the bold-faced names also set to appear on the second season are former stripper-turned-"American Idol"finalist Nikki McKibbin; actress Tawny Kitaen; model/actress Amber Smith; Rod Stewart's son, Sean Stewart; and former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler. Rodney King, the man whose videotaped beating by cops sparked the 1992 LA riots, is also a patient on the show, where Pinsky ("Loveline") tries to help celebs tame their substance abuse problems.

A handpicked selection of former patients from both seasons of "Rehab" is expected to appear on "Sober Living," an upcoming spinoff of "Rehab."

In that show, also anchored by Pinsky, troubled stars live together in a house, attend therapy and try to get their careers back on track.

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Kathy Griffin Wants to Kill LC!




Kathy Griffin made a pit stop on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night where she expressed her hatred for The Hills and Lauren Conrad in particular. She basically asked Jay if it was illegal for her to say she wanted to kill LC, to which Jay replied "I think she's the only exception."

In Kathy's defense, it was all in good fun and she was just joking. It was pretty hilarious.

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One of the best parts of her appearance, if you ask me. Oh, and Adam Carolla talking about her and Woz. LULZ

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Interview: Jonathan Levine and Josh Peck

Back in May, I had the opportunity to sit down with director Jonathan Levine and star Josh Peck to talk about their new film The Wackness. I fell in love with this indie coming-of-age drama at Sundance. I have since seen the film three more times. You’ve probably read my gushing posts. It seems like if you talk enough about one thing, even the filmmakers know you by name. When I walked into the room at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco, Levine came over and thanked me for all the coverage I have given his film. I thanked him for making a great film. Peck even confessed that he’s a regular /Film reader. How cool is that?


 

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Benihana founder dies of cancer

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MIAMI (AP) — Rocky Aoki, who sought to offer diners a sense of magic and entertainment at his Japanese steakhouse Benihana, has died after complications from cancer. He was 69.

Aoki, whose Benihana empire includes more than 100 restaurants worldwide, died Thursday night in New York from pneumonia, surrounded by his wife and six children, company spokeswoman Nancy Bauer said Friday.

Born Hiroaki Aoki, he worked in the family business, a coffee shop in Japan, and wanted to offer diners "something out of the ordinary," along with their food. Aoki also inherited his father's love for theater, according to the restaurant's website.

He held a spot on the Japanese Olympic wrestling team, which eventually brought him to America. He served ice cream by day and studied restaurant management at night, dreaming of opening a restaurant that would blend entertainment and food.

He opened his first restaurant in New York in 1964, naming it Benihana, which means "red flower" — the same name as his parent's coffee shop.

Designed to look like an authentic Japanese farmhouse interior, food was prepared "teppan-yaki" style at the table on a steel grill, where specially trained chefs performed knife tricks while cooking up the restaurant's signature shrimp, steak and chicken dishes.

In 1999, Miami-based Benihana purchased a majority share in Haru, an upscale, New York sushi restaurant, and eventually opened nine others. The company later acquired the RA Sushi restaurants, which bloomed to 19 locations nationally.

The Benihana empire has grown to 5,000 employees.

"Rocky's legacy is much greater than Benihana; he was also a well-known sportsman, philanthropist, environmentalist and author," Benihana chairman and CEO Joel Schwartz said in a statement.

He was an avid wrestler, balloonist and backgammon player. Family members said Aoki crossed the Pacific Ocean in a balloon with his Double Eagle V crew on a flight from Japan to California in 1981.

The Rocky H. Aoki Foundation has benefited Juvenile Diabetes, the Leukemia Society and the National Foundation for Cancer Research.

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Here is an article about him and his family from 2006. Its very interesting if you are curious about the graphic above.

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Miss Universe Riyo Mori Slapped



Miss Egypt Slaps Miss Universe

According to Ines Ligron the Miss Japan National Director, Miss Egypt has displayed less than queenly behaviour during the recent Miss Universe pageant. Ines has written the following in her blog...

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Miss Egypt is a real pain in the neck; she slapped Riyo backstage when by mistake she stepped on her dress. Then she was horrified when she realized she just had slapped Miss Universe! LOL She was saying –“I am sorry I did not know that it was you!!”… Riyo told her: “it is okay, but you should not do that anyway to anyone, this is not really nice”. She was mortified.

Also she shares the room with is Canada and she smokes cigarettes after cigarettes and Miss Canada asked her kindly to pls go outside when she wishes to smoke. She turned around and said: “why? This is MY room?!” Nice girl indeed! Sometimes I wonder why this kind of girl bothers to come here..."

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The 2008 Miss Universe Pageant airs live from Nha Trang, Vietnam this Sunday, July 13th at 9PM ET on NBC.