July 14th, 2008

Pete Doherty At The Royal Albert Hall

Pete Doherty's appearance at the Royal Albert Hall was always going to be controversial. But having braved indignation and incarceration, the indie icon turned tabloid whipping boy breezes through the crowd and on to the hallowed stage looking carefree and only a few minutes late.

Originally scheduled for April 26, this, Doherty's biggest solo show, was postponed when he was sentenced to 14 weeks in prison for breaching probation. He served just 29 days, but the angry reaction from fans has clearly wounded him. "I got a few letters when I was in Wormwood Scrubs about how inconvenient it was. I thought 'Yeah, it must be really difficult' as I sat in my little cell," he says, coolly.

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The death of elegance

The death of elegance: Bruce Oldfield on how modern women are swopping effortless style for vulgar overkill

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Pure style: Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly

Many things make Bruce Oldfield cringe. Cheap, shoddy, mass-produced clothes; attention seeking celebrities who sacrifice their dignity for a profile-enhancing paparazzi shot; oversize bags, so ugly they make him 'want to vomit'. But the thing that causes the designer greatest despair is what he believes is the death of elegance
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The Grammy Awards are ending the year a little early, with the eligibility period for next year's awards coming to a close Sept. 30. So, the envelope compiled their list of who they think should be nominated for best album and best new artist.

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Mariah Carey - E=MC2

Grammy possibilities: Carey's "Mimi" marked a huge comeback for the artist, a much-needed return to form after the commercial/critical disappointments that were "Glitter" and "Charmbracelet." Recording Academy voters were apparently delighted that the megastar rebounded, and responded by awarding Carey 8 Grammy nominations, including album of the year. "E=MC2" closely follows the "Mimi" template, and at times feels like a track-by-track response (substitute "It's Like That" for "Migrate"), but audiences don't seem to mind. The album is still in the top 25 on U.S. pop charts two months after its release, and the album has already spawned two hit singles in "Touch My Body" and "Bye Bye." Carey will undoubtedly be awarded with a bevy of Grammy nominations, but don't bet on "E=MC2" scoring as many as "Mimi," and it likely won't be a favorite for an album of the year nod. It too closely sticks to the "Mimi" template.

Grammy deserving: Does it really matter? One of the best-selling artists of all time, Carey is more than critic-proof, and "E=MC2" likely didn't do anything to change anyone's mind about the singer. It's finely-produced dance-pop crafted by an assortment of the industry's highest-paid producers, and the strongest tracks are worthy representations of mainstream trends. But as a whole, "E=MC2" is responding to pop fashions rather than defining them.

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Katherine Heigl Working Out

Katherine Heigl was spotted out for a job on Sunday afternoon (July 13). The Grey’s Anatomy gave the paparazzi a wave as she made her way through her Los Feliz neighborhood.

Once finished getting her exercise on, Heigl met up with her mother Nancy for some lunch at a restaurant in Los Angeles.

There has been no confirmation or denials over whether or not Katherine will remain on Grey’s or if she will be killed off.

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Katy vs Cutie

This morning Katy Perry was on Kidd Kraddick Morning show on KISS FM in Dallas.  They brought up the review from you tube.  They were laughing about it.  She said that he had obviously not ever listened to her album and not even the song because he didn't know what he was talking about.  She did talk about how cute he was more than once and so did her assistant/friend.  She sang live on air before she left and Kidd made the comment about how it can make or break you and well....she wasn't very good.  It didn't sound like natural talent.  It was a really short interview and really early this morning.

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Mary-Kate Flashes Bra

Mary-Kate Olsen was seen coming out of her boyfriends house in Hollywood, CA on sunny Sunday (July 13).

The Wackness actress was wearing gladiator style sandals and giving onlookers a view of her black bra.

FoxNews seems to think Mary-Kate has cleaned herself up thanks to Jessica Stam, they say that MK spent her July 4th weekend with the Canadian model, “I’ve never seen her [Mary-Kate] in such good spirits, and she didn’t look anything like her old emaciated self,” said an onlooker, adding that she didn’t consume a drop of alcohol.”

MK and sister Ashley have a new business venture coming up, the sisters have teamed up with Robert Lee Morris to create a jewelry collection. The collection is due out in September and will cost you anywhere from $65 to $700.

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No ONTD signs but..

Saturday, I got to meet Journey. Wooooooooo!

Here's me and Ross Valory (the original bass player for Journey, AND he played for the Steve Miller band).
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Here's me, Deen (the drummer for Journey, previously Ozzy Osbourne's drummer), my friend, and Ross again.
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This is Jonathon and me (he's the original piano player and guitar player. Yeahhh he does the intro to "Don't Stop Believin'")
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And this is me and Arnel (the new lead singer of Journey, replacing Steve Augieri, who replaced Steve Perry).
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Gossip Girl, Dog Walker

Gossip Girl actress Leighton Meester was seen walking her dog in New York City on Friday (July 11).

Wearing a white thank top and small denim shorts, Meester didn’t mind the paparazzi snapping her as she picked up her dogs droppings.

Don’t forget, the second season of Gossip Girl returns to the CW on Monday, September 1.

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btw thank you to ONTD'ers I just started watching GG because of you all and I love it

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Your nymag correspondent is back with a HOLD STEADY ARTICLE! YEAH!

I Have Seen the Future of Rock and Roll, and It Is Not the Hold Steady

If you know anything about the Hold Steady, the indie-rock hybrid with one foot in Minneapolis and one in Brooklyn, you know that many of their songs are about drugs and alcohol and partying as those things might be experienced by a practicing Catholic. And so you might expect me, when I show up at the Pencil Factory in Greenpoint, to find the front man, Craig Finn, finishing off sixteen shots of turpentine in nostalgic celebration of his favorite birthday, and Tad Kubler, the lead guitarist, doing lines in the bathroom. You might expect to find pimps beating up black-eyed whores while the whores dance and recite half-remembered lines from Revelation and pregnant chicks bullying me into smoking cigarettes with them.

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NY Mag also catches onto Twilight Craze

‘Twilight’ Movie and Books Announce Imminent Pop-Culture Takeover

If you don't read young-adult fiction, you might have been surprised to spot this creepy-looking dude and his raven-haired beauty on the cover of today's Entertainment Weekly. You even may have thought, Daniel Radcliffe is looking kinda chalky there. But in fact, these apple-eaters are Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, the stars of the upcoming film Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer's enormously successful series of teen-vampire books. Okay, the film is "upcoming" in the sense that it's going to be released in December, so it's "upcoming" eventually, but you should probably start preparing now.
Perhaps you watched the Twilight trailer a couple of months ago, or perhaps you've been in a Barnes & Noble recently to see the enormous displays heralding the August 2 release of Breaking Dawn, the "fourth and final" book in the Twilight series starring tooth-crossed lovers Edward and Bella. (Meyer's official site can tell you down to the millisecond how far away that is, right this … millisecond.) But if you haven't done those things, and if you don't read extra-extra-advance publicity, you may not be prepared.

Consider a few facts: As soon as the EW cover appeared, fans started melting down because Edward didn't look the way they expected. Harry Potter–style midnight release parties are planned for Breaking Dawn. MTV has received 2,573 responses to a blog post just asking Twilight fans what they like to be called. Even if you don't care about teenagers, or vampires, or cornball fan videos — seriously, a YouTube search for "Edward Bella James Blunt" already returns ten results, and the movie is months away — this thing is going to stampede across your holiday season. -Linda Holmes


Amanda Upsets The Gays

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and Dominic Cooper upset some fans at the Outfest festival in Los Angeles on Sunday (July 13), Outfest is a homosexual film festival.

Apparently Seyfried and Cooper were expected to walk the red carpet and pose for pictures to promote their movie Mamma Mia, but minutes before the event, Outfest’s publicist Carl Larsen received an email saying, “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the red-carpet arrivals . . . have been canceled. I was taken by surprise. There was no explanation.”

One fan didn’t take the news too well, he said it is “Outrageous! How can (Seyfried) diss the gays like that? This is our movie!”

A rep for Universal Studios denied Seyfried was to walk the red carpet, “This was never a red-carpet event. She (Seyfried) volunteered to come and introduce the movie and did a great job. There was never a red carpet for her to walk.”

Mamma Mia is released on Friday July 18.




Jordan Pruitt Blogs

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Hey Guys!!
I just found out that One Love debuted at Number 29 this week on the Top 30 Countdown!! I'm so happy and excited that we got it on the countdown...now all we have to do is make One Love NUMBER ONE!!!!!!!! Thank you guys so much for all your support....you all are the BESTT fans ever! :)))))

Oh and to my awesome fans in the New Jersey area, I hope you can come see me perform tomorrow at Morey's Piers Theme Park in Wildwood, NJ. I'll be singing a bunch of my songs off the new CD "Permission To Fly" and I will be performing twice. Showtimes are 1:00 pm (Eastern) and 4:00 pm (Eastern), but please click here if you would like some more info!

Hope some of you can make it!

Love you Guys!


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While letting MySpace friends and fans share a virtual afternoon with her via the first of our three-part webisode series, our favorite Oscar-winning American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson serves up life, love and career advice as smoothly and effectively as she charted her latest hit, “Spotlight.”


School of Rock 2

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Jack Black Officially Going Back to 'School of Rock'

It's official! According to Variety, the School of Rock band is getting back together. Jack Black is returning to reprise his role as Dewey Finn, Richard Linklater will be sitting in the director's chair again, and Mike White is writing the script. Talk of a sequel has been flying for weeks, so this really comes as no surprise.

In School of Rock 2: America Rocks, Finn will lead a group of summer school students on a cross-country field trip that delves into the history of rock and roll. Expect lots of cameos as the students study the roots of blues, rap, and country. I'm putting my money on B.B. King already and Snoop Dogg. Maybe Bono and Bruce Springsteen, too. (Actually, that would be pretty cool.)

I'm of two minds on this. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the first movie; in fact think it was probably the first Jack Black movie I actually liked. But does it really lend itself to a sequel? While it's encouraging that the entire team is coming back, we all know that's never a guarantee of comedic success. How many awesome comedy sequels can you name?

Plus, there was that whole story about White weeping as he wrote the script. I'm still weirded out by that. Barring a fiery schoolbus crash, or the children discovering that Britney Spears was allowed to cover the Rolling Stones, why would you shed tears? Hmm. I think my official position has shifted from lukewarm to DO NOT WANT. What about you?


The only movie I liked him in was Shallow Hal...tbh



Anthony Kiedis prepares to depart from LAX with his 9-month-old baby son Everly Bear and an unknown female companion on Sunday.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman carried his “mini me” the whole way, giving him loving kisses on the head and whispering to him as they went through security.

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Lauren Conrad In The Hamptons

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Getting away from all of the drama back home in Los Angeles, Lauren Conrad packed up her bags and headed off to the east coast for a getaway with a few gal pals.

The reality show starlet looked comfy casual in a pair of jeans and a grey sweatshirt as she was seen boarding a seaplane on the East river in Manhattan, New York on Saturday (July 12) for the last leg of her journey to the Hamptons.

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Kimora Lee Simmons is a bitch

The folks at American Airlines probably couldn't wait for Kimora Lee Simmons to join the dearly departed after she bitched 'em out for our cameras at LAX.
Santa Kimora thought she was saving the world by flying commercial, but her diva demeanor was in full swing. We're guessing getting sniffed out by the drug seeking dogs and having to pay $15 for each of her 13 suitcases had something to do with the nasty 'tude.


She was not a happy camper. Making the puppy cry and shit. 
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Rihanna as the face of Gucci's UNICEF Campaign

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Rihanna, having given a stellar performance at Gucci's UNICEF fundraiser during New York Fashion Week in February, will be furthering her relationship with the fashion house by starring in the label's first ad campaign for the children's charity.

"We've come a long way from Miss Bisou to Gucci," said the singer, referring to her first ad campaign. "We have grown a lot in the endorsement world. It's an honor to represent Gucci.

To showcase its collaboration with UNICEF, Gucci's creative director, Frida Giannini, chose the songstress for her "strong personality". According to WWD, Giannini said:

"When we decided to dedicate a full ad campaign, more than just creating products, to really come out and show our commitment to UNICEF, I felt a musician and a beautiful woman was the perfect icon for this campaign."

The campaign, Tattoo Heart, will be out in December - and, not wanting to spoil the surprise, we will only say that the ads show Rihanna in limited edition Gucci products for UNICEF, of which 25 per cent of sales will go towards the charity.

Meanwhile, the mega star has added further fuel to the fire that she would like to launch her own fashion range, by saying: "I love fashion, so it's only natural for me to want to create my own line. But I want to be very hands-on with it all, and that's something that takes time."

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Kim Kardashian looking hot

This weekend Brittny Gastineau and I went to the Intermix party! I love to support other stores and the owner of this one just so happens to be Armenian!

The event was for VH1 Fashion Rocks. I think fashion and music go hand in hand. I always love to watch music videos to see what the artists are wearing. They totally start fashion trends!

At the event I snapped some pictures with reality TV star Audrina Patridge, actress Jamie Lynn Siegler, Disney star Selena Gomez, the Intermix owner (in a white jacket and jeans) and a big funny security guard!

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I love Kim's outfit. But I'm a sucker for high-waisted skirts. They emphasize the booty!

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Katie Holmes: 'Tom Cruise Makes Me Blush'

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Katie Holmes has admitted to blushing when Tom Cruise pays her a compliment about her appearance.

The actress, who is due to appear in Broadway play All My Sons later this year, can’t help but get red-faced when her husband tells her she’s radiating beauty.

She tells Hello!: “I love it when Tom tells me I look great. It gives me such confidence. Sometimes it makes me blush but it also gives me attitude. Every woman likes to be told she looks beautiful.”

However, there is one problem area which the former Dawson's Creek star would prefer to keep hidden.

She explains: “I try to embrace my imperfections. “But I will forever wage the battle of the thighs! So I prefer not to show them off.

“I am pretty tall. Usually most actresses are tiny and I’m not – I’m a big one.”


Singing Joey Potter approves:

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The Jonas Brothers Burn Up Verizon

The Jonas Brothers are spotted arriving at the studio in Studio City, California on Friday.

Verizon Wireless customers who download Jonas Brothers’ songs, purchase ringtones or ringback tones from their V CAST-capable phones will be entered to win a pair of mobile tickets to see Jonas Brothers in concert.

“We are totally excited to kick off our ’Burning Up’ tour with Verizon Wireless,” said Kevin Jonas. “We look forward to connecting with our fans in cool, new ways through their mobile phones and, of course, in person at our shows very soon.”

In addition, Verizon Wireless customers can use V CAST Video to view 10 exclusive episodes of “Band in a Bus” — short mobisodes that capture the raw energy and excitement of the Jonas Brothers recording their new album, set against the backdrop of the band’s explosion onto the music scene.

Each episode is two to three minutes and follows the band at work and at play, capturing the band’s creative process and special relationship to their millions of fans and the family of people who support and nurture their dream.

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Big Weekend for Brooke Hogan

We’ve all fallen in love with her thanks to the “Hogan Knows Best” reality show. And now Brooke Hogan is spreading her wings with a new show of her very own.

Over the weekend, the blonde singer/reality TV actress celebrated the premiere of her new gig “Brooke Knows Best” with a red carpet party/concert at Miami hotspot club Mansion.

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Dita Goes Nude In Bizarre

Dita Von Teese is featured in the August issue of Bizarre Magazine, the model goes nude for the photoshoot.

On rising burlesque dancers:
I’m always impressed by unique acts. I love it when I see something that comes from someone’s imagination, rather than what they saw another dancer doing. It is possible to do something new. There’s a girl in NYC called Narcissister, and her acts are genius.

On what advice she would give aspiring burlesque dancers:
Do some research and don’t follow a formula. The things that make you different are the things that make you valuable. It just makes sense!

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Miley Cyrus is a Platform Princess

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Miley Cyrus films a new shopping scene while shooting Hannah Montanna: The Movie on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills on Monday morning.

In this one scene, the 15-year-old Disney tween queen wears a funky pair of white-and-gray platform sandals with fuschia-colored socks. Miley, dressed as her alter ego Hannah Montana, gets mobbed by the faux-paparazzi.

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Bale discusses 'The Dark Knight' on 'The Today Show'

Christian Bale sits down with The Today Show’s Matt Lauer to talk about the upcoming summer blockbuster, The Dark Knight, opening this Friday. Here’s a snippet of the interview:

So much was made of Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker. It was such a dark role. In some way, perhaps, do you think in real life, it caused him to slip across some line of reality and may have had some role in his accidental death? Personally, I find it to be a complete lack of understanding of acting. I also find it very rude to try to create some kind of sound bite for such a tragedy. The man was a complex man, a good man, but you know what? I saw him having the best time playing The Joker. He was someone who completely immersed himself in his role. As do I. But in the end of the day, he was having a wonderful time doing it, he couldn’t have been happier doing it.


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Dig Out Your Soul Track list & Album Cover

Oasis unveil 'Dig Out Your Soul' tracklisting

Plus see band's new album artwork on NME.COM now

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Oasis have revealed the full tracklisting and artwork for their new album 'Dig Out Your Soul', the follow-up to 2005's 'Don't Believe The Truth'.

The album, set to be released through the band's own Big Brother Recordings on October 6, is set to feature tracks including 'The Turning', 'Waiting For The Rapture' and 'I'm Outta Time'.

As well as the group's new single 'The Shock Of The Lightning', out on September 29, 'Dig Out Your Soul' will feature 'Bag It Up', once mooted as the title track, and 'Ain't Got Nothin'', which leaked in demo form earlier this year.

The album, produced by Dave Sardy, was recorded at London's Abbey Road and mixed in Los Angeles and features songs from both Gallagher brothers, Gem and Andy Bell.

'Dig Out Your Soul''s tracklisting is:

'Bag It Up'
'The Turning'
'Waiting For The Rapture'
'The Shock Of The Lightning'
'I'm Outta Time'
'(Get Off Your) High Horse Lady'
'Falling Down'
'To Be Where There's Life'
'Ain't Got Nothin''
'The Nature Of Reality'
'Soldier On'

Check out the album artwork, designed by London artist Julian House, on NME.COM now.

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NSFW: 'Choke' Red Band Movie Trailer

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Fox Searchlight has released a new trailer for Clark Gregg’s adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s Choke, and it’s Red Band! That’s right, completely uncensored, vulgar, nudity, overall - totally Not Safe For Work. That said, this is a much funnier, more accurate representation of the actual film than the previous trailer. I know some of you might be weary of jumping in head first due to the film’s look which screams loudly “low budget”, but trust me, this is a must see for anyone who loved Fight Club. And yes, that is a quote from /Film’s own Mel Valentin (it also appeared in the previous green band trailer, which even got some run time on the big screen).

Official Plot Synopsis: Actor-turned-director Clark Gregg shows he is as adept behind the camera as he is in front of it with CHOKE, a wickedly colorful dark comedy about mothers and sons, sexual compulsion, and the sordid underbelly of Colonial theme parks. Victor Mancini (Rockwell), a sex-addicted med-school dropout, who keeps his increasingly deranged mother, Ida (Huston), in an expensive private medical hospital by working days as a historical reenactor at a Colonial Williamsburg theme park. At night Victor runs a scam by deliberately choking in upscale restaurants to form parasitic relationships with the wealthy patrons who “save” him. When, in a rare lucid movement, Ida reveals that she has withheld the shocking truth of his father’s identity, Victor enlists the aid of his best friend, Denny (Henke) and his mother’s beautiful attending physician, Dr. Paige Marshall (Macdonald), to solve the mystery before the truth of his possibly divine parentage is lost forever.

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'Ghost Town' Trailer

Ricky Gervais stars as a jerky dentist who can't be bothered to do the simplest thing for another person -- like, say, hold the elevator. But then he goes in for a colonoscopy and dies for a little less than seven minutes. Upon leaving the hospital, he discovers he can see dead people. Lots and lots of dead people. Of course, in a predicament like this, he has to face his jerkish past, but he also has to do something else -- help the ghost of Greg Kinnear keep his widowed wife from shacking up with the wrong guy. The comedy looks cute -- if a bit too familiar. It'll hit theaters this September.

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Project Runway Season 5

the fifth season of project runway premieres this wednesday at 9pm. there hasn’t been much press about this upcoming season compared to the previous seasons. in fact, there has been … none. before bravo would release sneak peaks and teasers about the challenges and designers. this year, it’s been a complete mystery. what is bravo’s marketing campaign this time around? speculations include (1) bravo wants to create a real big cloud of mystery making more viewers tune in to see who’s who (2) bravo cares less about this season since it’s the last on before project runway switches to lifetime.

i checked out the project runway website this morning and noticed something strange: a link to a synopsis of each upcoming episode, revealing both the challenge and the guest judge. i gasped in horror. shit, they just gave away everything. isn’t part of the aura of project runway is finding out what the challenges are, who the guest judge is, and so on? if you want to find out what this season is about, just click here. i will say, however, the cast this season is very diverse. should be interesting. my money is on jerry. only because he’s asian. totes.

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Hot Tranny Mess

Brooke Hogan makes it so hard for me to like her. She seems like the only bitch in the Hogan family that has more than half a brain cell, but then she goes and does shit like this. She looks like a tranny roasted chicken stuffed into discount lingerie from the local whore store. Brooke needs to leave this kind of tacky skank shit for the Trannycat Dolls. It's not helping her cause.

You know that after she performed, her daddy probably told her he'd wash that outfit for her. I bet he will. BARF!

Below is some video of Brooke skanking it up with The Knockouts at Mansion in Miami this past weekend.

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NEW YORK (AFP) - Madonna's estranged brother said Monday he doubted she had an affair with baseball star Alex Rodriguez and said she was committed to her marriage to British film director Guy Ritchie.

Christopher Ciccone told ABC television the 49-year-old pop star would strive to save her marriage of seven years, amid reports linking her to Rodriguez and speculation the couple will divorce.

"First of all -- despite everything else, she's still a Catholic girl," Ciccone, who has written a book about his sister, "Life With My Sister Madonna," told ABC's "Good Morning America."

"I doubt this is actually an affair," he said, adding that he was "sure" Madonna had nothing to do with the breakup of Rodriguez's marriage. "It seemed absurd to me, truly."

The pop legend will "do what's best for her family and her kids," he said. "And I think that she'll do her best to maintain the marriage and keep it going."

"She's not the kind of person just to walk away," Ciccone said.

Ciccone, who is openly gay, said he was very close to her sister until her marriage to Ritchie, the 39-year-old director of "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" who he accused of being homophobic.

Asked what happened to his relationship with Madonna, Ciccone said: "Guy Ritchie pretty much happened to our relationship for the most part."

"We both really couldn't exist in the same hemisphere. Not to mention the issues, I think, with homosexuality," he said.

Madonna took the rare step last week of issuing a formal denial of reports linking her to Rodriguez.

Madonna, who was previously married to US actor Sean Penn, is widely regarded as the world's highest-earning female singer with Forbes.com putting her top of its "Cash Queens of Music" earlier this year with earnings of 72 million dollars between June 2006 and June 2007.


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Why Angelina Jolie Named Her Twins Knox and Vivienne

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt "have proven once again that they are the leaders in original baby-naming, even by Hollywood standards," baby name expert Pamela Redmond Satran, coauthor of Cool Names and The Baby Name Bible, tells Usmagazine.com.

The actress, 33, gave birth to twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline at the Fondation Lenval hospital in Nice, France on Saturday.

"Vivienne is the French version of the ancient Latin name that means 'alive,'" Satran explains. A common English variation is Vivian, which was the name of Julia Roberts' character in Pretty Woman.

Except for Rosie O'Donnell's daughter Vivienne, the name "has not been on the fashion scope in the U.S.," Satran adds.

Jolie and Pitt's choice of Knox will boost its popularity among new parents, Satran predicts, "the same way they have with all their other children's names."

Knox – Pitt's grandfather's middle name – also "matches" big brothers Maddox and Pax as a name that ends in X, Satran points out.

As for middle names, Marcheline was the name of Jolie's mother, who died of cancer last year, while Leon is Jolie's great-great grandfather's name.

Satran gives Jolie and Pitt credit for their name choices.

"I applaud Brad and Angelina for being truly creative in a way that many other parents – celebrities and the rest of us – claim they want to be but aren't brave or individualistic enough to really achieve," she says.

Tell Us: Do you like the names Knox & Vivienne?


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Class Act

Monique Coleman is as cool and fun offset as she is in the High School Musical movies. Then again, wouldn’t you be giddy 24/7 if you were best buds with Corbin Bleu, showed the world you can shake it on Dancing with the Stars and just got back from hanging with Zac, Vanessa and Ashley while filming High School Musical 3: Senior Year?! But success hasn’t gone to this charismatic Disney superstar’s head as Mo still finds time to connect with her MySpace friends…

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Official House of Cards video


the house of cards video was released today on Google, along with a behind-the-scenes look of it, and instructions on how to manipulate the data on it.

Beautiful, ya? Brilliant, ya?

On why it's special: "The Geometric Informatics scanning system employs structured light to capture detailed 3D images at close proximity, and was used to render the performances of Radiohead's Thom Yorke, the female lead, and several partygoers. The Velodyne Lidar system uses multiple lasers to capture large environments in 3D, in this case 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute, capturing all of the exterior scenes and wide party shots." Well shucks, ain't that somethin'?

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John Barrowman thinks that I fancy him. I'm not sure why - I said something complimentary about the male characters in Doctor Who, the series in which he makes occasional scene-stealing appearances as Captain Jack Harkness, and he appropriated it for himself, because he's gorgeous and used to people fancying him. Now we're talking about the fluid nature of sexuality and attraction. "You could find Captain Jack attractive. Hey, you could find John attractive," he says, twinkling away at me like a rope of promenade lights on a gusty night, "and I could find you attractive. But that doesn't mean that anything's going to happen." I am suddenly hotly aware of the close confines of the dressing room buried beneath the BBC's Television Centre in which we are cocooned. "Right?" he says.

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John Barrowman - The Making of Me is on BBC1, July 24

You can listen to an audio clip from this interview at the source.
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Former Spice Girls singer Melanie Brown insists on taking her children with her whenever she takes a new job and refuses those offers that don't allow her to keep them with her.

Melanie Brown has two daughters who are always with her. She also sends potential employers a list of requirements before she accepts a job.

"Whenever I'm offered a job I tell them I will take it only if I can bring my children with me, that they provide a creche, and I'm home in time to put them to bed," says the singer.

Brown has one daughter with ex-husband Jimmy Gulzar and another with Hollywood actor Eddie Murphy.


Aww... that's so cute!  I love you, Mel B!

Jessica out, Comfort back in on SYTYCD

Injury Forces 'So You Think You Can Dance' Withdrawal

Jessica King out after a mystery injury, Comfort Fedoke in

Less than a week after claiming a spot in the "So You Think You Can Dance" Top 10, hoofer Jessica King has exited the competition following an injury.

King will be replaced by Comfort Fedoke, the season's most recently eliminated female contestant.

"I would like to say how sorry I am that Jessica cannot continue dancing in the competition at the advice of her doctor," series producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe says in a statement. "Her full recovery is paramount and will only come with rest. We are fortunate that Comfort has agreed to rejoin the competition and know that under the circumstances she has Jessica's full support."

Asked for additional clarification at Monday (July 14) morning Television Critics Association press tour session for the show, Lythgoe was deliberately obscure.

"I'm afraid I can't be specific about the injury," Lythgoe says.

He wouldn't address what the injury was or when it had occurred. He promised that King would give more information on a future show. He would only say that the mystery injury would take up to five weeks to heal.

King had been paired with Will Wingfield for the first leg of the competition. The Top 10 will be swapping partners this week as, for the first time this year, America's votes will be the sole determining factor in who stays and who goes. 


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Clive Owen Duplicates Duplicity

Dashing, dapper and debonair are three words that easily describe Clive Owen as he re-shoots scenes for his latest movie, Duplicity, in London’s Trafalgar Square on Sunday.

The 43-year-old British actor and costar Julia Roberts play corporate spies who manipulate a corporate race to corner the market on a medical innovation that will reap huge profits. Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Wilkinson play CEOs of rival pharmaceutical companies.

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Jennifer Garner and husband Ben Affleck take their daughter Violet Anne out to dinner in Brentwood. Looks like Violet couldn't wait and needed to munch on an apple. I have a terrible allergy to fruit skin and always end up peeling my kids' snacks just in case they inherited that trait from me. It must be so EASY to throw an apple in your bag and go!

Look at how awkward Jen's sweater fell on her as she carried her daughter. Almost makes it look like she's with child doesn't it?

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Bollywood producers still back Harman Baweja

His launch vehicle may not have lived upto the expectations but Bollywood producers and directors are still sure that Harman Baweja is a star in the making.

The failure of Love Story 2050 may not be of much consequence to Harman’s acting career. Even before the film’s release on July 4, he had signed movies with the likes of Ashutosh Gowarikar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali .

And though there have been rumours that the filmmakers are having second thoughts about working with Harman after his fairly mediocre launch, the fact is that the folks in Bollywood are still backing him.

Gossip has been abuzz that Bhansali is thinking of showing Harman the door from his home production
Chenab Gandhi , to be directed by Vibhu Puri. But the director-producer denies it.

Bhansali has not just reconfirmed Harman’s presence in ‘Chenab Gandhi’ (also starring
Amitabh Bachchan ), he says he is thinking of signing Harman for another film to be directed by Bhansali himself.

On another front, director
Anees Bazmee has also denied that Harman is dropped from a film to be directed by him.

And last but not the least, Ashutosh Gowarikar is fully convinced that Harman and
Priyanka Chopra are perfectly suited to play the romantic lead in his film What's Your Raashi .

Well, Harman has nothing to complain about.


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Jordana Brewster to guest on Chuck

This is certainly a step up from Nicole Richie. NBC's fraktacular Chuck has recruited the fraktabulous Jordana Brewster to play a love interest for Zachary Levi for a minimum of three episodes, executive producer Josh Schwartz confirms to me exclusively.

Her character is the infamous Jill, the "mythic college girlfriend who broke Chuck's heart, slept with his best friend Bryce Larkin, and is basically responsible for setting his life crashing off course and landing him at the Nerd Herd," Schwartz explains. "He always has imagined seeing her again, and being able to impress her with all he's accomplished. Unfortunately, when he does meet her, he's doing a computer install and she's a brilliant, successful, beautiful doctor working to create antibodies to horrible diseases.

"The part is funny, romantic, there's action and cool twists and emotional drama," Schwartz continues. "It's the juiciest arc we've done yet and one that ties very deeply into the mythology of the show and the character of Chuck."

Schwartz says he has long wanted to work with Brewster, who seemed primed for small-screen superstardom last year when she was tapped to succeed Angelina Jolie in the much-buzzed-about (but ultimately doomed) Mr. & Mrs. Smith pilot. Here's hoping Chuck does for her career what that show was supposed to.

What do you think? Do you spy the makings of a dynamic duo in Levi and Brewster? I have a hunch you do.

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Mad Sexy:
An Interview with Jon Hamm

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MR: So this show that you’re on – it’s a real shame that the media doesn’t really cover it. It’s so overlooked.

JH: [laughs] I know, I wish at some point we could get some kind of press representation. But we’re on cable, no one pays attention.

MR: I’m kidding, obviously. But I talked to Matt Weiner the other day, and he pointed out that a lot of the press happened after the season was over.

JH: Yeah, definitely. I don’t know who’s kind of in charge of that and schedules and long-lead [press] and all that. But it has kind of been all this buzz that exists well after the show ran its course, which is I think in a lot of ways kind of great. People can read about it and say, “Oh, I want to watch that,” and they can see it [various places], on iTunes or now that the DVD is out. It’s part of that kind of brave new world that we live in of everything being on demand.

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Couple Alert:
Amanda Bynes and Seth MacFarlane

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Seth MacFarlane, the goofy creator of "Family Guy" and the voice of Stewie, has it going on these days: a multi-million dollar contract, potential Emmy glory coming his way and even a new date on his arm -- Amanda Bynes. They turned up at the Fox summer press tour party together. He was like a puppy following her around.

Seth is normally accessible at these functions. But after only a couple of minutes -- literally because I have the timer recording to prove it -- Amanda was having none of it. She walked away from his side and started strolling the party without him. Seth smiled, apologized and announced his date was getting away from him. So he exited the interview quickly and went running after her.

Yes, Seth may have it going on with other aspects of his life. But with women? Well, he's still working on that one.



11 mill for the Brangelina twins

Well, if that isn't breaking a record, then I don't know what will. $11 million is the rumored amount Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have negotiated the first picture rights for Vivienne and Knox.

Does Ok! Magazine have that kind of dough? I'm thinking it was People who won the bidding war. Only time will tell. And yes, all the money is going to charity.

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Football/Soccer Post: CESC FABREGAS in Los Angeles, CA

Looks like Arsenal ace Cesc Fabregas could cop some real trouble - after pinching a policeman’s baton.

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Fortunately the cop was an actor at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, where joker Cesc (21) is on holiday with girlfriend Carla. The beauty took pictures as the Spanish midfielder larked around with the officer. The pair then got drenched on a log flume and posed for a picture on the Simpsons Ride. Fab, who won Euro 2008 with Spain, continued his winning streak with a basketball game.

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Source: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/article1409398.ece

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Is ONTD tired of football/soccer posts? I hope not, I love all of them.

Madonna's Rep kills Ciccone Press spots for Tell-All novel?

As Christopher Ciccone’s publicity tour hits full stride this week — the book drops today — you’ve got the two-part Good Morning America interview, where he spends some time defending his sister’s extramarital reputation, to concern yourself with. But there are two places where you might not hear about his scandalous accusations about husband Guy Ritchie’s homophobia and his sister’s obsession with Kabbalah.

We’re hearing reports that neither Entertainment Tonight nor The Insider, both produced by CBS Television Studios, will be airing specials about Ciconne.

How come? Because Madonna’s rep had them killed.

Last week, you might’ve even seen a promo pumping a sit-down with Ciccone.

Madonna’s publicist Liz Rosenberg also saw the promo spot — and was furious, we’re told by well-placed gossip industry informants. A few phone calls to producers of those shows later, and she had the stories killed.

Indeed, on ETOnline.com, there’s not a single post about Christopher Ciccone. (As recently as yesterday, The Insider was reporting news from Ciccone’s book, however.)

So for now, the only place willing to cross Madonna, and risk losing access to her forever, is ABC’s GMA.

(We understand the Today show, which had no problem reporting on Ciccone’s allegations, also clamored for the first exclusive sit-down. But as these things go, one outlet is always willing to pay more than the other.)

Source: Jossip & Gawker 

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Producers Robert Ahrens, Tara Smith, B. Swibel, Cari Smulyan, and Dale Smith announced today that Whoopi Goldberg will join the cast of the hit Broadway musical "Xanadu" on Tuesday, July 29th for a special six week engagement through Sunday, September 7th.  Ms. Goldberg will play the role of Caliope.

In a statement, Ms. Goldberg said "What better way to stick my toe back on to the Broadway stage than to join the amazing cast of "Xanadu".  It's such a fun show and is definitely my sensibility, as written by the divine Douglas Carter Beane.  For me, it's going to be unbelievable."

Producer Ahrens wholeheartedly agrees by saying "On behalf of the entire 'Xanadu' family, we are overwhelmed and appreciative that Whoopi has chosen to return to her turf of Broadway with our musical. We are thrilled!"


...Ooooooookay then.

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Music Acts On TV

Pop Acts On TV This Week
Monday, July 14 2008 @ 03:03:36 CDT

Pop acts on television this week include:

Jason Mraz, who performs on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' on Monday.

Jakob Dylan, who performs on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on Tuesday.

Sheryl Crow, who performs the national anthem at the 2008 Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Fox on Tuesday.

Donna Summer, who perofrms on 'The Early Show' on Tuesday.

KT Tunstall, who performs with Daryl Hall on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' on Tuesday.

Olivia Newton John, who visits 'Today' on Tuesday.

Nick Lachey, who visits 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Wednesday.

Justin Timberlake, who visits 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Thursday.

Demi Lovato, who visits 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on Friday.

Natasha Bedingfield, who performs on 'Today' on Friday.

Miley Cyrus, who performs on 'Good Morning America' on Friday.


Rock Acts On TV This Week
Monday, July 14 2008 @ 03:28:58 CDT

Rock acts on television this week include:

The Audition, who visit 'Steven's Untitled Rock Show' on Fuse on Monday.

3 Doors Down, who perform at the Major League Baseball 2008 State Farm Home Run Derby on Monday, airing on ESPN.

The Fratellis, who visit Fuse's 'The Daily Habit' on Tuesday.

The Hold Steady, who perform on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' on Wednesday.

Gavin Rossdale, who performs on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on Wednesday.

The All-American Rejects, who visit 'Total Request Live' on Wednesday.

Forever The Sickest Kids, Charlotte Sometimes, and The Academy Is... visit 'Steven's Untitled Rock Show' on Wednesday.

Coldplay, who perform on 'The Tonight Show' on Thursday.

Dr. Dog, who perform on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' on Thursday.

Early Man, who visit 'The Daily Habit' on Thursday.

OneRepublic, who perform on 'The Tonight Show' on Friday.

Minus the Bear, who perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Friday.


R&B Acts On TV This Week
Monday, July 14 2008 @ 03:39:11 CDT

R&B acts on television this week include:

Akon, who performs with Kardinal Offishall on '106 & Park' on Monday.

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Kate Moss's 'ex boyfriend' Jamie Hince packs his bags

Kate Moss and Jamie Hince reunited at her North London home today - but only long enough for the rocker to pack his suit case.

The couple, who dated for 10 months, reportedly split over the weekend after a blazing row in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Bags packed: Jamie Hince was seen at Kate Moss home yesterday just an hour after she arrived, but he emerged soon after carrying his belongings

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Three bags full: Jamie was greeted by a cab driver

After escaping to Marbella for some alone time earlier this week, the supermodel arrived back at her residence yesterday.

A hour later Jamie was seen entering her home, but he emerged soon after with three large bags to a waiting cab.

Today, Kate was spotted having afternoon tea with friends at the Dorchester hotel.

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Tea time: Kate was spotted at the Dorchester hotel today for a catch up with friends

The two had regularly been the subject of marriage rumours during their romance, and there has been speculation the split will may be just temporary.

A source told the Mirror: 'Jamie's telling friends that it's not a permanent split - it's simply that he's in the doghouse.'

The two began quietly dating last year following the 34-year-old's split from troubled Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty.

SOURCE: dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1033686/Kate-Mosss-ex-boyfriend-Jamie-Hince-packs-bags.html


Complete Rock Band 2 Track Listing Released

By now, you all know that Rock Band 2 is coming to the world in September, which means that the band experience you've been loving for the past year is about to get more awesome. Today, we have some idea of just how awesome, as the official track list has been announced, and it includes (finally!) AC/DC, old chestnuts like Fleetwood Mac and Steely Dan, and a track from the long, long awaited Guns N' Roses album Chinese Democracy, called "Shackler's Revenge."

Seriously, this is one really awesome list, and there are another 20 that they couldn't get into the first iteration of the game that will be available as DLC for free later on down the line. That's almost 100 songs total. Amazing.

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So what do y'all think? I think the list is pretty awesome. It has some pretty random songs, but I think it looks great!

nas: portrait of an untitled hero

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It’s hard to tell what Nas is really thinking right now. From walking the beaten path of complaints yet again over his now Untitled album title to watching el Presidente Hov exit Def Jam to pursue the next phase of his career, Nas has a lot to question.

The only thing Nasir Jones knows for certain is that his lyrical prowess is as sharp as ever, and that tool is most certainly needed right now in Hip-Hop. His new album would suggest that he’s ready to attack with the same illmatic intensity he harbored years back. However, if you’re looking for an enraged veteran MC bitterly beating his chest about social injustice and how he’s Superman, you won’t find him here. Contrary to the fire behind his single “Hero,” Nas is pretty laid back about the whole “situation.”

Speaking semi-candidly in between airport security checks, Nas is giving a proverbial middle finger to the controversy surrounding him. He doesn’t sound like a defeatist though; more like an optimist. While Lil’ Wayne counts the figures of his album sales, the paradox of God’s Son being shamed into a corner for speaking his mind is unfortunate. He’s not mad at Weezy though, and neither should we be. As the Son’s disciples, we’re all marching to the basslines of his leaked LP in the hopes of following protocol on how to preserve Hip-Hop of substance.

The solution is in Nas’ new mantra: Kill ‘em with kindness.

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Beck US Tour Dates

Beck maps US tour dates

He'll hit the road to support 'Modern Guilt'


Beck has announced a number of dates in the US to support the release of his forthcoming album 'Modern Guilt' which is set to be released in the US on July 22.

As previously reported, the record, which he co-produced with Danger Mouse, clocks in at just over 30 minutes long. Danger Mouse initially came on board to produce one track but ended up doing the whole album over a short period of time.

The tour dates are:

Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (August 21)
San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Festival (22)
Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphiteater (24)
Seattle, WA Bumbershoot Festival (30)
San Diego, CA Street Scene Festival (September19)
Hollywood, CA Hollywood Bowl (20)
Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theater (22)
Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium (23)
El Paso, TX Abraham Chavez Theatre (25)
Austin, TX Zilker Park, Austin City Limits Festival (27)
Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre (29)
Minneapolis, MN Wilkins Auditorium (30)
Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom (October 2, 3)

source: http://www.nme.com/news/beck/38149

You can't turn a ho into a housewife

Red card for Ronaldo's girl: Manchester United star sends model lover packing
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Cristiano Ronaldo may be in the market for a new job but it appears he could also be looking for a new girlfriend.As speculation intensifies that the Portugal international may leave Manchester United, reports today suggested he has already quit his relationship.The 23-year-old striker allegedly dumped his model girlfriend of five months, Nereida Gallardo, just before an operation on his injured right ankle last wee
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Estelle: 'I Wouldn't Sleep With Kanye West'

By Adam Nutburn, July 13 2008

Rapper Estelle says she wouldn't want to sleep with Kanye West because it would be 'like incest'.

The British born star -- who worked with West on her smash hit single American Boy -- says the 'Touch The Sky' rapper is like an uncle she finds attractive.

When asked if she fancied Kanye, Estelle said, "Absolutely not! He's a great-looking guy, but he's kind of Uncle Kanye, which de-sexifies him.

"It's like, 'No, that's incest, I can't do that'."

She also said Kanye has a "balanced ego," adding that he "speaks his mind – he's boisterously confident, he's got arrogance, but not too much, I like guys who are that confident, it's a great thing."

She also feels "blessed" that she met Kanye -- as their collaboration, which reached number one in the UK charts, got Estelle's fledging career back on track.

She added, "I'm blessed. I definitely believe in fate, there's just no other way to explain what happened, just to bump straight in to Kanye West.

"I don't know how else it would have worked. I'd had a nice little build up and then it all went downhill. I still would have been doing music, but not like this."


Random Pictures from the "Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game" - July 13

Yesterday, the "Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game", an annual game that brings former Major League Baseball all-stars and celebrities in a friendly exhibition, was held in New York City.

Some of the celebrities in attendance included Chris Rock, Kenny Mayne, Marlee Matlin, and Whoopi Goldberg, among others.

Below are a few pictures of the celebrities at the event:

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Ricky Gervais mistaken for Robert Deniro

Ricky Gervais was chased by tourists in America who thought he was Robert De Niro.

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The 47-year-old British comedian was walking in Los Angeles when spotted by Swedish holidaymakers.

The group pursued him down the street, shouting one of 64-year-old Robert's most famous movie lines after him.

An onlooker told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "Ricky is hugely popular in Hollywood, so it wasn't a surprise to see him chased by autograph hunters.

"But this quartet of fairly elderly folk on their vacation seemed a bit confused. They kept yelling at him, 'Are you looking at me?'

"It was chucklesome as their broken English added to the surreal situation.

"Then a pretty shop assistant from the Kitson boutique spoke to one of them and worked out that they thought Ricky was Robert De Niro.

"They were obviously trying to speak the line, 'Are you talking to me?' from De Niro's Taxi Driver but getting it slightly wrong. It was all very funny."

The tourists eventually caught up with the The Office star - however it is unclear whether they realised their mistake.

The source added: "They caught up with Ricky and though I'm not sure the confusion was cleared up, they were happy.

"They came away talking about pigs feet and tried to order some in the Ivy."

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Jenny Lewis Reveals New Album Details

Rilo Kiley frontlady Jenny Lewis has announced the title of her new solo album and confirmed its impressive list of guests. The follow-up to 2006's Rabbit Fur Coat is called Acid Tongue, and it comes out via Warner Bros. in September.

As previously mentioned in an unconfirmed report, Acid Tongue features collaborations with Elvis Costello, M. Ward, Zooey Deschanel, the Black Crowes' Chris Robinson, Beachwood Sparks' "Farmer Dave" Scher, Rilo Kiley producer Jason Lader, and singer/songwriter Johnathan Rice.

Also appearing on the record are Paz Lenchantin from A Perfect Circle (and her sister Ana), Davey Faragher of Elvis Costello's Imposters, and a couple members of Lewis' family. Her sister Leslie Lewis recorded some backing vocals, and her father, Eddie Gordon, played a little harmonica.

Lewis has tour dates in September and October in support of Acid Tongue, including a handful of shows opening up for Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst.

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EXCITED!!! I love love love Rabbit Fur Coat. I just hope RK keeps making records. I'd hate to see them have Under the Blacklight as their swan song. "Give a Little Love" is one of the worst songs in the history of recorded music.


Corbin Bleu is too gay to function

HSM3 "Bromance"

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If you thought the 'High School Musical' franchise was huge before, brace yourself for October 24, 2008, when Troy, Gabriella and the rest of the gang hit the big screen for the first time in 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year.'

Big changes are afoot at East High, as we found when we visited the 'HSM3' set. The kids may be playing it cool, but they know the stakes are high -- not just because the cable hit is moving into theaters, but also because it's about time for familiar favorites to say goodbye, while new sophomores arrive to take their places.

Making a movie that's bigger and better had the cast working overtime. Corbin Bleu, who plays Chad, explains that "We had more dance numbers in this movie than in any of the others, and they're definitely bigger." Expect to see plenty of fancy footwork from stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens; choreographer Bonnie Story gushes that Efron "has stepped up," and that Hudgens "looks absolutely amazing, dancing-wise."

While everyone may be waiting to see what happens between Troy (Efron) and Gabriella (Hudgens), the real romance in the movie may be between Troy and ... Chad? "It's like a bromance," Bleu explains. So where does that leave Taylor (Monique Coleman)? We'll have to wait until October 24 to see what Bleu means when he says "there's more of a connection" between Chad and Taylor, yet that "Chad is ... most in love with Troy." Hmm.

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Paris Hilton is "annoyed"

Clearing Up Rumors

Current mood: annoyed

Hey guys, hope you all had a great weekend. Once again, I am blown away by more lies that are going around, and wanted to clear them up with all of you. I'm sick of Page Six and other gossip sites printing completely false stories. It's not fair because these lies then spread like wildfire online and people begin to believe they are true, just because they read the same story on so many different sites. I am tired of not commenting on the rumors I hear and I think it's fair for you to know the truth.

From now on I plan to address these when they come to my attention. I still do not know why these stories get so much circulation--they cross the line between silly tabloid gossip into hateful speculating. They involve completely false rumors about not only what I allegedly do, but about the people in my personal life and family.

Page Six reported that I have moved into Benji's neighborhood, and that Nicole is upset by this...SO NOT TRUE! First of all, I don't even live in Glendale. Secondly, I have my own home in a gated community in Beverly Hills--that's where I live. I haven't been to Glendale in months. Where do they come up with this?

As most of you know, I moved away from my old--and very accessible--house because I was sick and tired of constant invasion of my private life. I love my fans but I could not leave for a meeting or walk my dog without a camera pushing inside my front door on to personal property. I feel so much happier and safer in my new home. I've been renovating it for the past year and totally made it my style. I've seen pictures online that are supposedly the inside of my new home, but they're not. Those pictures were taken off a private real estate site from the previous owners' interior. The house looks so much different and it underwent such a big transformation into my dream home. I couldn't be happier! :)

So anyway, back to what I was saying: I am thankful that I know who my true friends and colleagues are, and I encourage my fans to ignore worthless stories like this. There is too much going on in the world, and in your own lives, to waste time reading lies. Such a disappointment but as always, you'll get the true story from me!

I'm off to a post production meeting for my BFF show, and I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful summer!

Love always,

Paris xoxo


Kim K: My Sis is Ready to Rumble in Jail

We just broke the news -- Khloe Kardashian, Kim's lil' sis, will surrender Friday to begin serving 30 days in the slammer for a probation violation after a DUI.

Kim K, who might have trouble getting her major asset in a 12x8 cell, is now speaking out, saying, "Khloe is ready and willing to serve out her sentence, no matter how long and where, and have this resolved."

And Kim says, "I urge people to learn from the mistakes of others. Please drink responsibly and it's never acceptable to drink and drive!"


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Baby come, baby come graffiti my soul


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Sarah Harding kisses DJ ex Tom outside her home

Only a fortnight ago she said she’d given up on men for good,  but it seems that Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding has had a change of heart as she was pictured kissing her on-off boyfriend Tom Crane today.

The pair – who have been seen together several times since their split last month – looked very much an item as they visited a vet’s surgery in North London. They then headed back to Sarah’s home together and shared a lingering kiss on the doorstep before the 28-year-old drove off.

Tom and Sarah ended their year-long relationship last month. The DJ later blamed their split on the pressures of work, complaining that Sarah’s pop star schedule meant the two spent hardly any time together. Sarah recently denied that the pair had rekindled their romance, insisting that she was single, even joking that she was considering becoming a lesbian.

‘I don’t really want to talk about men at the moment. I’m really fed up with all of them. I think I might become a lesbian.’

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T.I. does a collaboration with Fall Out Boy, remains sexy while doing so

On the surface (or pretty much any other level), T.I. and Fall Out Boy don't have much in common. But that hasn't stopped them from joining forces on a new track, which is in line to appear on the rapper's upcoming Paper Trail album.

MTV News listened to a rough demo of the song, tentatively called "Out in the Cold" last week in Los Angeles, and judging from what we heard, fans of both camps are going to be rather surprised by the results.

Starting off with chiming electronic stabs — which Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz likened to "something from 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' " — the song is somber and emotional, loaded with dramatic, crashing guitars, soaring strings and the King of the South's deeply personal lyrics, which detail the trials and tribulations he's endured over the past year.

"Biggie and 'Pac's murders still unsolved/ And you wonder why I got 'em in the car and the trunk," T.I. raps at one point, addressing his arrest on weapons charges late last year. Later in the song, he makes mention of threats against his home and of "tying up [his] family" and adds that, while he's hired security for protection, "What happens when it freezes up again, like it did in Cincinnati?" — a reference to the 2006 shooting death of his friend Philant Johnson in that city.

And while he's defiant throughout, there are also moments where Tip lets his guard down. At another point in the song, he apologizes for his arrest and admits he's done wrong, specifically saying that he "Call[ed] on God" and prayed deeply for forgiveness during his weapons trial.

But the autobiographical stuff doesn't end there. Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump sings the hook on the track, and he plumbs the same depths, bellowing, "I drink to forget/ I write so I never will/ Curse myself/ Down and out for all time/ I'm always leaving you high and dry/ I'm always leaving you out in the cold."

It's all pretty powerful stuff, made even more so by the track itself, which, though it's infused with skittering drum patterns and synthesizers, was actually one that FOB had intended to use on their upcoming album, according to Wentz (though this seems to fly in the face of his earlier, "riff-heavy" description of the record).

"That actually was a part we had written in between Infinity on High and when we went to Chile on tour," Wentz told MTV News. "After hearing about the chance to do a collaboration with someone like T.I., we thought, 'How amazing would it be to send him something with strings and a Danny Elfman-like intro that Patrick came up with?' Lyrically you can take it as [being about] a friend, a lover or even a fan."

A spokesperson for T.I.'s label, Atlantic, confirmed to MTV News that "Out in the Cold" is "in consideration" for Tip's Paper Trail, which hits stores in September. If the song makes the cut, it wouldn't be FOB's first foray into the world of hip-hop. Jay-Z collaborated with them on the opening track to 2006's Infinity on High album, and Stump sang the hook on the Roots' "Birthday Girl," though that song ended up being cut from the group's Rising Down album.


edit: i just noticed that he forgot to mention Timbaland's song "One and Only". For shame James, for shame.

is the era of the family sitcom dead?

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Bill Engvall has not yet seen the overnight ratings for "The Bill Engvall Show." It's the morning after the premiere of the sitcom's second season, and he's concerned.

"Last night it was hard to get excited when you're going up against the NBA finals," says Engvall, one-fourth of the popular "Blue Collar Comedy" troupe. "Not that the entire country watches (the finals), but it does take a huge audience away from you."

Basketball, however, is the least of his worries.

On television, "Engvall" has become something of an anomaly: a multicamera family sitcom played before a live audience in which the lead guy is actually married with children.

Once the staple of broadcast television, the traditional family sitcom has been relegated of late to niche cable channels like TBS, which airs "Engvall" and "Tyler Perry's House of Payne," and The Disney Channel, which has had phenomenal success with its Miley Cyrus-led comedy, "Hannah Montana."
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Khloe Kardashian to Report to Jail

Khloe Kardashian to Report to Jail

Sources confirm to Hollyscoop exclusively that Khloe Kardashian will report to the pokey this coming Friday, July 18, 2008 to serve time for her DUI arrest last year.

"The judge is trying to make an example out of her," said our source.

Khloe was originally sentenced to 30 days, but will mostly likely serve less than 1 day. See, it pays to be a celebrity!


SNSD & WG: the swap performances

so because this was posted yesterday: http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/25626736.html, I felt the need to find both performances so there could be a fair comparison:

Wonder Girls doing 'Kissing You'

SNSD doing 'Tell me'

I will say that they were about even, though the SNSD girls who did SoHee's parts in Tell me definitely did better than she does. but that's mostly because she's SoHee and they can actually sing (oh SNAP!), but besides those elements, even performances, and I must say that this is the best So hee was EVER sounded live.

I think I still like WG better though, because seeing SNSD dancing all together always confuses since there's nine of them O.o. but whatever.

tell me your opinions!
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Big Brother Luke fears he'll be branded a love rat after revealing his secret girlfriend

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Big Brother housemate Luke Marsden fears he'll be portrayed as a love rat after revealing he has a secret girlfriend in the outside world - despite his kiss with Rebecca Shiner. 

After weeks of flirting, Luke and Bex finally shared a kiss in bed last Thursday - possibly in a bid to save the nursery nurse from possible eviction the following day.

Despite Bex's unpopularity amongst viewers for her bitching sessions with recently departed housemate Jennifer Clark, she only received 33 per cent of the votes compared to Mario Marconi's 77 per cent, who was evicted on Friday night.

The duo finally put an end to the romantic tension and shared a kiss under the duvet.

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However, Luke was forced to admits he has a secret girlfriend of two months on the outside - and feared that he would be branded a "love rat" by the press.

The 20-year-old politics student confided in his fellow Hell Housemates Bex, Sara Folino and Stuart Pilkington that he had even introduced her to his parents.

He said: 'They don't know her that much. Just met once or twice. It’s not as if I was dating her for two years - we'd been to Pizza Hut a few times!'

'That’s enough for the papers, going to Pizza Hut,' warned Mikey. 



jonas brothers 3-d spoiler

I'm at the taping of the Jonas Brothers 3-D movie. They're in the middle of soundcheck, and their special guest performing with them is ...

Taylor Swift.

I'll edit later to include my miley cyrus "oh hale naw" picture.
I'm not okay with this if it's a pseudo-confirmation of the Joe-Taylor rumors.

Joe's not so thightastic up close and in tight black pants. :/
still hot though.
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First post, you might have seen me around.

 Guess who I saw at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey?

Lookin nasty , Raven Symone. SHE CAN DANCE. I love the girl but she looked jank. Afro with a black corset with a black tutu attached was just her first outfit! I left because it was too hot. Good music though, she just needs to work on the wardrobe a bit. And please, no "FAT" comments. I think she's beautiful the way she is.


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The Wackness vs. Kids

‘The Wackness’ vs. ‘Kids’: Which Is More Authentically 1994?

Sure, the new movie The Wackness — about a New York City teen whose weed-dealing exploits take him all over the city in the summer of '94 — is chock-full of references to Zimas, pagers, Kurt Cobain, and A Tribe Called Quest. But really, how on the money is it? To find out, we consulted another film about New York City teens that was actually filmed in 1994: Larry Clark's burnout-teens vérité Kids. What’s more true to the NYC nineties we remember: Zima or AIDS? Let’s take a look. —Piper Weiss


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Kate Moss has a bit too much fun in the sun without the boyfriend

Kate Moss doesn't appear to be pining for boyfriend Jamie Hince, as she holidayed without him on a £20million yacht In Sardinia.

Kate stripped off to sunbathe topless as she was seen holidaying with friends Davinia Taylor and her husband Dave on board La Naturelle Dee, the yacht owned by Davina's father.

The 34-year-old model was seen soaking up the sun on the top deck of the yacht in just a pair of skimpy bikini bottoms as it cruised the emerald waters of the holiday isle.

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Model ahoy: Kate Moss appears to have forgotten her relationship worries as she sunbathes aboard a £20million yacht while holidaying in Sardinia

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SOURCE: dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1034851/Jamie-Kate-Moss-bit-fun-sun-boyfriend.html

There are more photos at the source some NSFW.

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A Day and Night Out With | The Cast of ‘Mad Men’

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AS the black Cadillac Escalade lurched through Manhattan traffic on a recent Monday morning, Matthew Weiner, the creator of “Mad Men,” was recounting the moment that he first realized his television series was gaining cultural cachet: when an episode turned up in another producer’s pocket.

“I went to the Emmys last year for ‘The Sopranos,’ and J. J. Abrams came up to me and showed me that he had it on his iPhone,” said Mr. Weiner, a former producer on “The Sopranos,” referring to one of the creators of “Lost.”

“I said, ‘Oh, my God!’ And he said, ‘Yeah, it’s happening.’ ”

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The Dark Knight NY Magazine’s terrible review causes outrage!!!

New York magazine film critic David Edelstein is public enemy number one after publishing the first negative review of the much-anticipated and lauded The Dark Knight. Batman fans and fellow critics are firing back, saying he just didn’t “get” the film. Edelstein gave the film a negative review due to violence and “morbid” factors that seem related to Ledger’s untimely death:

The momentum doesn’t carry through, though. The Dark Knight is all fits and starts—fitfully suspenseful, fitfully scary, one jerky episode after another with jolts of brutality to keep you revved up. When Burton’s Batman came out, some prominent critics griped that the film was too violent for kids. Wait’ll they get a load of this.

[NY Magazine]

Many of the latest superhero movies are not for kids. The films are a darker take on the masked hero genre and are aimed at an adult audience.

It is unfair of me to judge the sole negative review of the film based on the trailers I’ve seen. Of course it seems “dark” and “morbid,” but I think that’s the point.

Those who have seen The Dark Knight and feel differently about their beloved Batman 2.0 have answered the call with their support. Even fellow critics have called the review “complete bulls##t.”

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another negative dark knight review

Apparently New York has something against this movie. NY Magazine isn't the only one to give TDK a less than stellar review; The New Yorker also joined in.

If you don't want to read the whole thing, here's the main idea:
- Christian Bale apparently does not do such a great job (and has speaking issues)
- It's too frenzied and the action scenes are not edited well
- It's not like Tim Burton's Batman
- Heath Ledger does an amazing job
- "'The Dark Knight' is constant climax; it’s always in a frenzy, and it goes on forever. Nothing is prepared for, and people show up and disappear without explanation; characters are eliminated with a casual nod. There are episodes that are expensively meaningless (a Hong Kong vignette, for instance), while crucial scenes are truncated at their most interesting point."

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personally, idk how some people are defending the movie before seeing it...but I do think it's odd that almost every single other review says the movie is amazing, so there has to be some truth to that

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Raphael Saadiq sets out to please classic soul lovers with his newest set The Way I See It which is scheduled for release September 16th via Columbia Records. Check out what he has in store.

No samples here – Saadiq uses live instrumentation to complete that retro r&b feel. His protégé CJ and Stevie Wonder appear (playing harmonica) on his first single “Never Give You Up” which has also popped up on the net under the title (“Like It”).

The album opens with a Temptations influenced track “Sure Hope You Mean It,” other notable tracks include “100 Yard Dash,” “Big Easy,” which tells the story of a man looking for his woman after Hurricane Katrina, and his collaboration with Joss Stone, “Just One Kiss”. Here’s a listen to another Saadiq track “Love That Girl” which is also currently posted on his MySpace page.

In addition to The Way I See It, Saadiq is also reportedly working with D’angelo on his J Records debut, as well as upcoming sets from Solange and Bobby Valentino. Visit www.myspace.com/raphaelsaadiq for more details.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal - Marie Claire magazine

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Maggie Gyllenhaal (in Peter Som) dishes to Marie Claire in their August 2008 issue, on newsstands nationwide July 15.

The 30-year-old Dark Knight actress opens up about the highs – and