August 7th, 2008

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D.E.A. -- What Were THEY Smoking?!

More on the Federal investigation of the death of Heath Ledger


Sources connected with the Heath Ledger investigation say the Drug Enforcement Administration set a new low for starf**king.

People who have talked to TMZ off the record are now willing to go on record -- still anonymously -- about one of the most bizarre DEA power grabs ever.

How's this for starters ... no one we've spoken with connected with the case can point to a single DEA case where a massive investigation was launched over an accidental death in which no criminality was even hinted at.

We know the DEA went all over the country, in one case tracking down a guy in California who smoked a joint with Ledger in the '90's, telling him he had to testify in a Grand Jury probe. And how's this for chutzpah ... the DEA told the guy he would have to pay his own way to NYC to testify before the Grand Jury!

In another case, the DEA was nosing around a film set in Arizona looking for people who had information about possible Ledger drug connections.

We know the NYPD was furious at the DEA for making an immediate power grab to control what should have been a simple case. NYPD cops felt "humiliated" by what one source called "utter disrespect" on the part of the DEA.

As for the U.S. Attorney's office, were told officials they were appalled at what they felt was a "bogus" investigation. Our sources say the U.S. Attorney finally had enough and shut down the entire investigation -- an investigation the DEA desperately wanted to go before a grand jury.

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Downey family stylist strikes again, for the first time?

Indio and Robert Downey out on the town: Clown shoes, Cosby sweater?
Defamer.com says:

"The rather embarrassed son of Robert Downey Jr accompanied his father to dinner at Nobu in Malibu over the weekend. The Iron Man star felt like celebrating for a few reasons — the film's terrific opening and the Lakers victory. However, Downey's son seemed distracted. According to sources at the pricey eatery, when questioned about his attitude, the son said while he's appreciative that they can afford nice things and go to nice restaurants, but why does his dad have to make him wear a Cosby sweater in public? Downey paused for a moment and told his son that he doesn't have to wear anything that he doesn't want; it's just that the family stylist thought it'd look great."



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Note to mod: I just did an even more extensive search at ONTD than I did the first time I tried to post this today. It just happened over the weekend and has NOT yet appeared at ONTD unless it's happening as I write. In which case I'd be a bit ticked, cuz I had it first! :P 
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New Interview:
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban's Baby Talk

New Interview: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban's Baby Talk

Nicole Kidman
and Keith Urban sounded giddy with happiness as they called into an Australian morning radio show, "Kyle and Jackie O," and talked about the recent birth of their baby, Sunday Rose.

"We're just stoked, I mean, she's awesome," Keith crowed, while Nicole informed the radio hosts that the baby girl has a bit of "reddish" hair and that she looks like Keith.

Keith, on the other hand, said the baby is "a bit of a mix [of Nicole and I], I reckon."

Nicole said Sunday's birth on July 7 in Nashville, Tenn., went "surprisingly" smoothly and noted that the baby girl is feeding every three hours.

The couple is visiting their native country so that Nicole can finish up her work on her upcoming epic film, 'Australia,' and also to introduce baby Sunday to three of her grandparents. Nicole pointed out, "My mom was there with me for the birth but my dad hasn't met her and then Keith's mom and dad are coming down."

Both Nicole and Keith asked the Australian press to go easy on them during their visit, with Nicole saying, "Keith and I are both sort of just appealing to the press to just give us a little space so that we can walk around Sydney and show the baby our town."

 

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Brett Farve Finally Makes Up His Mind



GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP)—The Green Bay Packers have reached an agreement to trade quarterback Brett Favre to the New York Jets, the team announced late Wednesday night. Terms of the trade weren’t immediately available.

The Packers had been talking with the Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers since deciding earlier this week that the team could no longer co-exist with one of the most beloved players in franchise history.

The Packers decided to move forward with Aaron Rodgers as their starter after Favre announced his retirement in March. Given their commitment to Rodgers, team officials weren’t particularly receptive when Favre decided a little over a month ago that he might want to play after all—the latest development in several years’ worth of flip-flopping about his football future.

“Brett has had a long and storied career in Green Bay, and the Packers owe him a tremendous debt of gratitude for everything he accomplished on the field and for the impact he made in the state,” Green Bay officials said in a statement.

“It is with some sadness that we make this announcement, but also with the desire for certainty that will allow us to move the team and organization forward in the most positive way possible.”

Jets chairman and CEO Woody Johnson issued a statement early Thursday.

“I am looking forward to seeing Brett Favre in a New York Jets uniform,” Johnson said. “He represents a significant addition to this franchise, and reflects our commitment to putting the best possible product on the field. Mike Tannenbaum and his football administration staff did a great job of navigating this complex process. I am excited about welcoming Brett, Deanna and their family to the Jets organization.”

The agreement was first reported by Fox Sports on its Web site.

Favre’s new No. 4 Jets jersey already was for sale on the team’s Web site about an hour after the trade was announced.

Favre left Green Bay on Wednesday, boarding a private plane that left for Hattiesburg, Miss. at 1:25 p.m. EDT with Deanna and agent James “Bus” Cook. Favre’s family home is near Hattiesburg.

In Mississippi, Favre confirmed that he was considering the Jets and Buccaneers.

“We’re working on it,” Favre told Jackson TV station WJTV. “Hopefully, we can get something resolved. I’ve been saying that for quite a while now. I don’t want to say we’re running out of time, but I need to get into a camp somewhere.”

The 38-year-old Favre holds most major NFL passing records and led the Packers to the NFC Championship last season, where they lost to the New York Giants. But Favre threw what would prove to be the decisive interception in overtime.

The Jets went into training camp with an open competition between Chad Pennington and Kellen Clemens after neither established themselves during a 4-12 season. Pennington was 1-7 as the starter and was benched midway through the season. Clemens went 3-5, but Pennington actually had the better season statistically.

With Favre’s arrival, it’s generally believed that one of the two will be traded or released—with the most likely candidate being Pennington.

After some hope for reconciliation between the franchise and perhaps its most beloved player earlier this week, the final split between the Packers and Favre became obvious Tuesday evening.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Tuesday that after approximately six hours of what he called “brutally honest” conversations over two days, the coach had determined that Favre doesn’t have the right mind-set to play for the Packers.

McCarthy said Favre couldn’t seem to get past emotional wounds that were opened as tensions mounted in recent weeks—even with the chance to win his starting job back potentially on the table.

“The train has left the station, whatever analogy you want,” McCarthy said Tuesday. “He needs to jump on the train and let’s go. Or, if we can’t get past things that have happened, I have to keep the train moving.”

McCarthy spoke to Favre again Tuesday night, but there was no indication that their conversation did anything to change the fractured relationship between Favre and the franchise.

“It was just very general,” McCarthy said of the conversation with Favre, who was excused from practice Wednesday. “Just how he was doing, where he was with the process, things like that.”

McCarthy said he was happy the rest of his players were getting a chance to move forward.

“We talked about it last night,” McCarthy said. “The players want resolution, they want what everybody wants. To come out here every day and talk about somebody that is not here and then shows up, it’s gone on too long, and understandably so. They want to play football.”

Packers players vented frustration over the lingering Favre situation Tuesday, after fans chanting “Bring Back Brett!” turned practice into a zoo-like atmosphere and reporters continued asking questions about Favre instead of football.

After McCarthy made it clear that Favre’s football future wouldn’t be in Green Bay, players seemed to have some sense of closure.

Packers cornerback Charles Woodson—who said Tuesday that the saga had “gone on long enough”—said Wednesday that the Packers’ front office gave players the answers they needed.

“From what I understand, for the most part it’s taken care of,” Woodson said. “Now it’s just about the Packers and not about the situation. It’s over now. From what I understand, it’s pretty much over.”

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Alexander Wang



-Cans Erin Wasson
-Gets ready for S/S 2009
-New Tee + Shoe Line
-Gets New Studio








>> After two seasons of working together, Alexander Wang and Erin Wasson are parting ways . . . mostly. Alex has hired her Low Luv line. Alastair McKimm to style his Spring 2009 collection in place of Wasson, but Erin will still be creating jewelry for the show from

As for the clothes, Alexander Wang promises "a marked departure" from past collections: lots of color and dresses, an athletic-meets-“Miami Vice” vibe, lace patterns inspired by sweat stains, and runway hats by milliner Albertus Swanepoel that look like a mix between swim caps and “corseted do-rags.”

Spring 2009 also means a diffusion line, T by Alexander Wang, and the designer's first shoe collection (both above). T focuses on what else but tees: Tanks to T-shirt dresses ($28-$40 wholesale) in colors ranging from whites and gray to lavender, chartreuse and cerulean, all in Alex's signature slouchy style.  As for the shoes, there are five styles to begin with, $125 to $250 wholesale, capturing the street feel Alex likes — and get this: He used actual body-piercing rings as hardware.

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so excited for the shoes and tees

P!nk Blogs

P!nk posted a new blog on her myspace about her new single called 'So What' which is due out on the radio August 18th. Her album is due out October 28 as well.

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Rihanna showcasing her ~talent~

I dunno how horribly old this is well scratch that cuz i just saw it on a blog but pretty much fivehead trys to cover a whole bunch a songs....with the key word being try.....



the songs are
Beenie Man-Who Am I
M.I.A. - Paper Planes
Laury Hill - Doo Dop (That Thing)

-oh and the mic penis? really now rihanna, how old are we darling?

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Betty White Defends the 'Golden Girls'



Betty White and the rest of the "Golden Girls" are the subject of tabloid headlines implying that they disrespected their late co-star Estelle Getty by not attending her funeral.

ET was exclusively behind the scenes of "Million Dollar Password" with Betty to get the straight scoop.

"We were with Estelle when it mattered," Betty tells ET. "I didn't go to her funeral and Paul, her wonderful caretaker, knew I wasn't going to her funeral."

Getty, who suffered from advanced dementia, died at her Hollywood home on July 22.

While it is true that neither Betty, nor Rue McClanahan, nor Bea Arthur attended the private memorial service, Betty says that Estelle would be mad at the tabloid reports.

"Funerals are about [journalism] … who was there and who wasn't? That's not about Estelle," Betty says. "We adored her. To tell you the truth, her passing is tough on us, but it's a blessing for her. She's been so ill for so long, she's in a better place now, wherever she is."

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Britney to be in Quentin Tarantino's movie?


The singer was apparently chosen by the Pulp Fiction director to play dancer Varla in a remake of the 1965 cult film Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
The movie sees three thrill-seeking strippers encountering a young couple in the desert.
Spears' character murders the boyfriend with her bare hands before taking the girlfriend hostage. The troubled singer will also have sex scenes with another girl before the drama ends in a blood-bath.
Tarantino is in discussions with other Hollywood stars to take the roles of the remaining two strippers.
A source said: "Quentin is convinced Britney will be brilliant. She's delighted. She thinks it could turn her career around.
"It is perfect Tarantino material. He wanted to get Britney first. She's playing the most important character."
Spears had her first starring role in the 2002 film Crossroads, portraying a high school graduate on a road-trip to find her mother. But despite grossing $60 million worldwide the movie, and Britney's performance, was panned and she received Razzie Awards for Worst Actress and for Worst Original Song.
Spears also made cameo appearances in Austin Powers: Goldmember and Longshot.

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Kate Hudson Does W


Newly single Kate Hudson is in the September 2008 issue of W Magazine, which hits new stands on Tuesday, August 12.

On relationships in the public eye: It’s so hard for me, because I’m so open, to hold back. I could really just go on forever about this stuff. We can talk about Chris till the dogs come home. I married Chris, I had a baby with Chris, Chris will be in my life for the rest of my life. But everything else, I’ve learned that things are better left private until you’re actually planning the wedding.

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IT'S A FACT: Rich Cronin Performing This Weekend!

Someone HAS to go!
Saturday Night @ 7pm
Plymouth Memorial Hall, 38 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 
"It’s former boy-banders and current party people landing in Plymouth for a free concert featuring seven artists and more than five hours of music. Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees and local boy Rich Cronin of LFO highlight the lineup, which also features the Funky Bunch, Kung Fu Girls and the Bello Project. Snag a ticket in advance, or take your chances at the door."
Info: memorialhall.com or call 508-747-1622
COST: FREE
c/o BostonHerald.com

Rich & The Funky Bunch??


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Girlicious live at much!



 
Decked out in their….well….not much at all, Girlicious dropped by Live at MuchMusic in Toronto today yesterday.

 

And after a smokin’ performance at the recent MMVAs, everyone’s favourite equartet of Adidas-wearing, semi-nude professional wigglers were back in the T.Dot for a full hour of sass and laughs, questions and answers and even a performance of their hit song.

Unlike their lackluster success Stateside, Girlicious is sort of a phenomenon here in the Great White North. Their first single, Like Me, managed to debut at number four on the Canadian Hot 100 (it peaked at 70 on the Billboard Pop 100) and their follow-up, Stupid S***, debuted at number 20 in Canada while it has yet to debut on the Billboard 200

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Slaying at Bash for Lil Kim

 

The bludgeoned body of a Queens woman was found last night on the roof of the Times Square club where she was last seen on Sunday - at a birthday party for rapper Lil' Kim.

Ingrid Rivera, 24, of Richmond Hill, had been kicked out of the party at Spotlight Live on Broadway for being drunk, sources said.

When the JFK ticket agent didn't come home Monday, her worried family filed a report at the 102nd Precinct station house.

A maintenance worker who'd gone to the rooftop loft that houses air-conditioning and other equipment discovered the body and grisly slay scene about 5:30 p.m. yesterday.

Detectives from the Queens precinct had gone to the club earlier yesterday as part of their investigation - but had no reason to check out the roof, the sources said.

The sources said after bouncers tossed Rivera out of the 33rd-birthday party, she might have gotten back in through other entrances to the building.

When her body was found, she was bloody from a head wound, and her dress was hiked up, indicating she may have been dragged into the secluded spot, sources said.

No murder weapon was found.

"She was my life, my happiness," Rivera's weeping mom, Ingrid Estrada, 48, said at her home last night.

She recalled her daughter had been "wearing a blue dress and silver and blue heels. She was very excited about the rap lady."

When she didn't return home, the mother said Rivera's girlfriend, who went to Lil' Kim's party with her, was contacted, but only knew that Rivera had "gotten sick."

Estrada said when she identified her daughter's body, she told authorities, "Think about it - I have no more daughters. Why did they kill her? She was not a monster."

The mom said she was angry at the bouncers for throwing her daughter out instead of "sending her to the hospital."

"I would like to know the truth," she said.

The club that hosted the rapper's bash - a party that drew hip-hop celebrants including Angel, LisaRaye McCoy-Misick and Missy Elliott - was the scene of a melee last Jan. 21 that escalated into a street fight that left one man dead.

For most of the tourists and residents who flock to Times Square, the Spotlight is a fun karaoke club during the week and a sizzling party club on weekends.

Disney heartthrobs The Jonas Brothers are due to perform there Saturday.

"Inside, everyone has fun," said Carolyn Praylow, 16, of Brooklyn. "It's very family oriented. The last time I was here, there was a 5-year-old singing onstage." 

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This is super sad.  A lawsuit is coming Kim's way....

 

part of the weekend never dies

more of our favorite duo being adorable



They just finished up a short trip to Miami earlier this week to visit the Ronson family, and now Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson are back to their usual Los Angeles routine.

The “Mean Girls” actress and her boycut-sporting girlfriend were spotted out and about Wednesday afternoon, stopping by a Subway and Chateau Marmont during the lunch hour.

From there, they headed over to a music store to pick up a few items before switching into clothes shopping mode and making stops at Maxfield’s and Barneys New York.

Adding more fuel to the fire that they’re romantically involved, both LiLo and Sam have matching black love hearts on their left hand. And Lindsay also has a red star inked on her right hand to match the red stars Samantha has tattooed on her right arm.

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Lil Jon "free" from TVT Records


I AM FINALLY FREE FROM TVT!!!!!!!
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YES LADIES AND GENTLEMAN I AM FINALLY FREE FROM TVT. IT HAS BEEN GOOD AND BAD THERE AND I AM HAPPY IT IS ALL OVER. I AM READY FOR A NEW START!! I AM READY TO GET BACK TO WORK AND GIVE YALL SOME NEW MUSIC AND FINALLY GET THIS CRUNK ROCK ALBUM OUT!! PEACE N LOVE!! YEAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

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'Thunder' stars visit Camp Pendleton
Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. attended a screening of "Tropic Thunder" at the Camp Pendleton U.S. Marines Corps base, Paramount Pictures said.

The screening was organized in partnership with Navy Morale Welfare and Recreation, Marine Corps Community Services, DreamWorks Pictures and the USO.

The three stars walked a green carpet, shook hands with troops, posed for pictures and introduced their new action-comedy Sunday before hundreds of Marines, sailors and their guests at the MCC Base Theater, Paramount said.

"We were really excited to show this movie to the military personnel who do so much for our country," Stiller said in a statement. "I think they really got a kick out of seeing a bunch of spoiled actors complaining about how hard it is to do a war movie. But seriously, it was really hard. We almost did a boot camp but then decided on a cast dinner instead."

Downey Jr. left with a special souvenir - one fan swapped his sunglasses for the actor's porkpie hat.

"Tropic Thunder" opens Aug. 13 in the United States.

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Elvis to duet with Carrie Underwood...say WHUUT

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- Thanks to technology, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride and LeAnn Rimes will be among the country stars performing with the king of rock 'n' roll on "Elvis Presley Christmas Duets."

The new album, due out October 14, will also feature Gretchen Wilson, Wynonna Judd, Sara Evans, Amy Grant and Anne Murray.

Sony BMG is releasing the disc in partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. They say it's the late icon's first duets album and the first Christmas compilation of its kind.

"This is an excellent example of the innovative ways in which we keep Elvis' catalog fresh for new and existing fans," said John Ingrassia, president of the Sony BMG Commercial Music Group.

While Presley only recorded 20 Christmas songs, his holiday albums have sold more than 25 million copies in the U.S. alone.

His 1957 release, "Elvis' Christmas Album," is the top-selling holiday release of all-time with 9 million in sales, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

The Jordanaires, the vocal group that backed Presley on most of those early recordings, are rerecording their parts for the new album.

"It's done in very good taste," the group's Gordon Stoker said Tuesday. "We're doing the same background we did originally on the recordings in 1957."

Work is still under way in the fabled RCA Studio B where Presley recorded. Tracks include "Blue Christmas" with McBride, "Here Comes Santa Claus" with Rimes, "Merry Christmas Baby" with Wilson, "White Christmas" with Grant and "I'll Be Home for Christmas" with Underwood.

"It's amazing what they can do," Stoker said. "Elvis sounds great. The recordings sound as if they were done yesterday."

Priscilla Presley said in a statement that she's pleased with the caliber of artists on the album. "I am sure Elvis would be proud to have worked with them."

Even so, some die-hard fans are wary.

"I don't really like fooling around with things like that. All the Elvis recordings are so good. It kind of bothers me," said Jean Donovan of Derry, New Hampshire, who prepares a quarterly newsletter for a pair of Presley fan clubs.

But Donovan said she doesn't want to rush to judgment without hearing the songs.

Kathie Bryson of St. Louis, Missouri, a member of the Elvis Memphis Style and TCB Elvis Style fan clubs, said if done properly, the project could enhance Presley's legacy.

"Some people get all upset if they mess with a classic, but if you take a classic like 'A Little Less Conversation,' I vaguely remembered that song until they redid it and now I adore it," said Bryson, 53.

And if any of the young upstarts should try to upstage the King?

"Good luck overshadowing Elvis Presley," Bryson said

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source: http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/07/elvis.country.duets.ap/index.html

No, just....no.

Bill Murray planning to jump - Carol Brady to sing.




Comedic actor Bill Murray is scheduled to perform a tandem jump with the Army Parachute Team Golden Knights at the 50th annual Chicago Air & Water Show in August.

The Chicago-area native will perform with the same team that has jumped with former President George H.W. Bush, said Mary May, a spokeswoman for the Mayor's Office of Special Events.

Murray, who is jumping on behalf of USO Illinois, an organization that provides support to wounded war veterans, will land at North Avenue Beach, she said.

Murray's jump, which will begin at about 3 p.m. Aug. 15, will be preceded by the singing of the national anthem by Florence Henderson, best known for her role as Carol Brady on TV's "The Brady Bunch."

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Kanye West to Fans: Be accepting of different people and let people be who they are.


A YouTube clip of the final minutes of a Madison Square Garden performance of Kanye West's Glow in the Dark tour on August 5th shows the rapper speaking out against homophobia and anti-gay slurs.

Rough Translation from Andy Towle @ Towleroad.com

"Open your fucking minds. Open your minds. Be accepting of different people and let people be who they are. You know how many people came to me calling me gay cause I wear my jeans the fresh way? Or because I said hey, dude, how you gonna say 'fag' right in front of a gay dude's face and act like that's ok. That shit is disrespectful. Coming from Chicago, where if you saw somebody that was gay you were supposed to stay ten feet away. It should be time to break out of the instuitions that I was sayin', the stereotypes, or the fear, the backlash that I would get if you don't believe in what I believe in, acceptin' people for who they are...they're very talented and if they do something special in the world and they're discriminated. I've flown across the world y'all, and I've come back here to tell you — open your minds and live a happier life..."

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Wow...I have gained a newfound respect for him now...
 

Blind Items!

1) "Which hunky boybander loves frequenting gay clubs looking for guys? The fella in question is keeping his secret under wraps so his female fans don't stop sending him presents."

2) "Which former A list television actress and now B list film queen has moved from the pot world to the smack world? What started off as a sometime thing smoking it has turned into a two or three time a day injection habit." 


#1 is begging for JC Chasez picspam

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Eric Bana films his lust for a car




Australian actor Eric Bana is set to make his directorial debut in a comedy about his love affair with a 1974 Ford.
Starring Bana as himself, the film, called Love The Beast, is about his 25-year-long infatuation a Falcon Coupe.
To be released early next year, it has been shot for the last two years and is currently in post production.

Bana has remained quiet about the movie until now, but decided to announce it after it turned into something bigger than expected. “It has been both fun and incredibly exhausting at the same time and has enabled me to combine two of the things that I love - cars and filmmaking,” the Hollywood star said in a statement. “It started out as a simple project, but events along the way conspired to turn it into something I could never have envisioned.”

Distributor Madman Entertainment said the movie had strong comedy elements. “In an unexpectedly emotional journey, Eric explores the importance of friends, hobbies, and what it means to live life to the fullest,” she said.

“Along the way Eric seeks counsel and guidance from household names such as (US talk show host) Dr Phil and (Top Gear host) Jeremy Clarkson.”

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Is it too late to replace Jack White and Alicia Keys?

"The James Bond producers have already gone through one theme song for Quantum of Solace, canning Amy Winehouse after she turned into a pillar of herpes or some shit; the latest theme comes from the weird team-up of Jack White and Alicia Keys. While that sounds interesting, there's just no way it can match up with the proposed theme song that Joe Cornish, from the UK's The Adam and Joe Show (and co-writer of Ant-Man!), has come up with. I think this says it all."



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Elycia Marie, Frankie Muniz's GF, is so pretty!!

I found some of her pictures on her myspace page (her page is private now, but it is public every once in a while).  She is so cute in every picture and she seems to have a really fun, silly personality.  She also appears very happy in her relationship with Frankie Muniz.  I read on a post that Elycia may be on an upcoming episode of Gossip Girl.  I hope so, I want to see more of her.  She looks like a cross between Jordana Brewster and Hayden Panettiere.







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Intimate NILEY details.




After years of playing coy, Miley Cyrus finally speaks out about her ex-boyfriend Nick Jonas.

"We became boyfriend and girlfriend the day we met," Cyrus says in the September issue of Seventeen Magazine. "He was on a quest to meet me, and he was like, 'I think you're beautiful and I really like you.' And I was like, 'Oh, my gosh, I like you so much.'"

The teen stars, now both 15, never went public with their relationship - Cyrus said they were "just really good buds" – though fans and reporters alike were onto them.

"Nick and I loved each other," Cyrus says now. "We still do, but we were in love with each other. For two years he was basically my 24/7. But it was really hard to keep it from people. We were arguing a lot, and it really wasn't fun."

After they broke up at the end of 2007, Cyrus tells Seventeen, "At first I bawled for a month straight. I was so sad. I just went into this weird funk. And I dyed my hair black. When we were dating, Nick wanted me to get highlights – and so I did that, and I got myself looking great. And then, on the day we broke up, I was like, I want to make my hair black now – I don't want to look pretty; I want to look hard-core. I was rebelling against everything Nick wanted me to be. And then I was like, I've got to be by myself for now, and just figure out who I really am."

Cyrus doesn't rule out getting back together with the Jonas brother one day – though a source told PEOPLE he's now dating fellow Disney Channel star Selena Gomez, 16.

"Maybe he'll be my best friend for the rest of my life or maybe I'll end up marrying Nick Jonas!" Cyrus says.

But for now, she's happily single. "Since [the breakup], I've realized that I've met so many great guys, but I like being the girl nobody can have," she says. "No one can touch me, no one's mine. I'm myself. I think it's sexy to do your own thing."

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nicoles baby



Nicole Kidman brings her new baby Sunday Rose when she visits her sister, Antonia Kidman (holding her own child, Sybella), in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday.

The 41-year-old actress recently told radio station 2Day FM she and husband Keith Urban needed to be left alone “so we can walk around Sydney and show the baby our town”.

“She’s tiny. She’s not a doll. She’s a like a real little thing. Just [don’t photograph] right in her face or in our faces because it’s scary for her. She’s tiny, a tiny little thing,” Nicole pleaded.

Urban told the station that photographers should not get “right in her face or in our faces because it’s scary for her”. “I get the interest there is. But at the same time it’s our little girl,” he said.

Kidman said the baby looked like Urban with “a bit of a reddish tint” in her hair.

No photographs of Sunday Rose have officially been released and Urban says the couple have no intention of selling any.

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Julia Roberts and hubby trying for 4th child


Broody Hollywood couple JULIA ROBERTS and DANNY MODER are planning a fourth child, according to pals.
A year after giving birth to the couple's third child, Henry - brother to three year old twins Phinnaeus and Hazel - Roberts is keen to expand the family further, with a second daughter.
Pals tell the National Enquirer Roberts and Moder are currently trying for a baby while the actress promotes her new movie Duplicity - and hope to conceive by the end of the summer (08).

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ABC Fall Promo




Featuring Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, Ugly Betty, Extreme Makeover, Lost, Brothers & Sisters, Dirty Sexy Money, Pushing Daisies, Eli Stone, Private Practice and Dancing With The Stars.

ABC makes the best promos.  CAN IT BE SEPTEMBER ALREADY?

lol, stop acting like you want to be there, Katherine Hiegl.  And FALSE ADVERTISING ABC, Lost isn't back until next year.

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Princes William and Harry to attend Bond Premiere

Princes William and Harry will attend the world premiere of the next James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, in London, producers have said.

The event will raise funds for two military charities chosen by the British royals. Details of the event were announced Tuesday.

The film, starring Daniel Craig as the suave British spy, is the 22nd installment in the Bond series, and the second to feature Craig in the role of 007.

The premiere is scheduled for Oct. 29 in central London, and the film will be released around the world beginning Oct. 31.

Quantum producers, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, said, "We are pleased this event will help raise much needed funds to support the servicemen of our country through the princes' chosen charities."

Since its launch last October, Help for Heroes has raised £6m ($12M) for wounded servicemen and women.

The Royal British Legion provides support for those who are currently serving, or have served, in the Armed Forces and their families.

Quantum of Solace takes its title from a short story published by Bond creator Ian Fleming in 1960. 
 
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URGENT NEWS: KATIE DOESN'T WEAR ROLLED UP JEANS



Katie Holmes may be getting a lot of heat for her rolled-up jeans, which is why she arrived for rehearsals in New York City on Thursday morning without them.

The 29-year-old actress sported a regular pair of relaxed-fitted jeans and plain white Nike kicks. Katie (and costar John Lithgow) arrived to prepare for their upcoming Broadway debut in the Arthur Miller play All My Sons, which opens on October 16 and run through January 11, 2009. Who bought their tickets so far?????

Last night, Katie took 2-year-old daughter Suri to see the Broadway musical The Little Mermaid.

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Adele adding dates in U.S. this fall




Following her performance at the 42nd Montreux Jazz Festival in July, the critically acclaimed UK soul singer Adele will return to the states in late August for a quartet of concert appearances including a set at Seattle's annual Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival on Monday, September 1.



August 27 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
September 1 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival
September 3 New York, NY Webster Hall
September 6 Somerville, MA Somerville Theatre




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More Inglorious Bastards casting news!




B.J. Novak could soon be going from pushing paper to fighting Nazis.

"The Office" star is in talks to play one of the soldiers in "Inglorious Bastards," Quentin Tarantino's long-gestating film about a band of Jewish resisters in Vichy-era France.

Novak is expected to play PFC Utivich, described as a soldier of slight build who comes from New York.

Scheduling is less likely to be a problem for Novak than it might be for other television actors; he has had a less regular role on "The Office" since his character was promoted in the fourth season to run the Dunder Mifflin corporate office in New York.

Casting is being finalized on the Weinstein Co.-Universal "Bastards," which is expected to shoot in the fall in Europe and wrap in time for a potential Cannes debut in May. Brad Pitt is in talks to play the leader of the band of fighters.


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Avril Considers An Offer To Pose For Playboy


During a live interview on MTV's TLR, Avril Lavigne was informed that she had recently been voted #1 on a poll taken by Playboy Magazine in which voters were asked which pop star they would like to see pose for the nude magazine. Evidently she had received more votes then Jessica Simpson and Gwen Stefani. The 23 year old punktress was then asked whether she would ever consider posing for the infamous magazine. Being disgusted with the offer, Avril quickly responds "never" but eventual tell the audience "never say never".

Which Pop Star Would You Most Like To See Pose For Playboy?

Avril Lavigne
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Jessica Simpson
80(13.5%)
Gwen Stefani
149(25.2%)
All of The Above
25(4.2%)
None of The Above
292(49.3%)

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Deja Vu



Zac, wearing a familiar looking shirt, heads for departures at Burbank Airport with (apparently) his brother and friends, according to the source. TBH, I do not see Dylan or any recognizable friends in these pictures, although that might be Rob Pinkston in the black hoodie... not sure.

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I should mention, I admire him for not wearing something once and discarding it like most celebrities do for two reasons, one it is 'normal' person behavior and two it isn't wasteful.

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a great opp to get an ONTD sign?



Chelsea Handler will be preforming this Saturday at the Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, MI!

The show starts at 8 PM

Price: Tickets at $39.50, $29.50 pavilion and $10 lawn are on sale now.

I WAS ALSO INFORMED THAT SHE WILL BE DOING A BOOK SIGNING AT THE BARNES & NOBLE IN ROCHESTER BEFORE THE SHOW!

Barnes & Noble
2800 S. Rochester Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

ONTD meet up & sign ?? :) :)
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Ashley Tisdale Has Fiji Faith.



Ashley Tisdale rocks out her “Faith” cap while carrying her Fiji water bottle as she arrives for her Pilate class in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Looks like our High School Musical hottie is on a pilates kick!

Ash, 23, was at The Knitting Factory on Tuesday giving a private performance for the winners of the Degree Girl’s Ultimate OMG! Contest.

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Jay-Z raps a love song to Wrinkly

Jay-Z raps about Oasis' Noel Gallagher Glastonbury spat

Read what the rapper had to say about the guitarist

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Jay-Z has rapped about Oasis' Noel Gallagher live on stage - dissing the guitarist and mocking his hit, 'Wonderwall'.

The rapper delivered the lines during a show at New York's Madison Square Garden last night (August 6).

During the show Jay-Z rapped: "That bloke from Oasis said I couldn't play guitar/Somebody should have told him I'm a fuckin' rock star".

He then reprised a line from Oasis' 1995 hit 'Wonderwall', rapping, "Today is gonna be the day that I'm gonna throw it back to you".

You can watch Jay-Z's Gallager-baiting rap by clicking on the video below.

A public spat has blown up between the pair since Noel Gallagher said Jay-Z was \"wrong\" for Glastonbury earlier this year. Jay-Z then opened his headline slot on June 28 this year with a cover of 'Wonderwall'.

However speaking in this week's issue of NME, out now, Gallagher played down any feud.

"I wasn't saying I was better than Jay-Z as a person or rock was greater than hip-hop," he said. "I said what I said, and it was wrong, or it was taken wrong, and now all this [media furore]."

Gallagher also claimed that Jay-Z liked 'Wonderwall', despite his mock version, and claimed 'Wonderwall' is always the last song of the night at the star's restaurant in New York. Gallagher added: "I'll have a beer with him one day and it will be fine."


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L'Oréal: We Didn't Lighten Beyoncé. Honest.



Looks can be deceiving. Apparently.

Yesterday, a new print ad for L'Oréal Paris' Feria hair color surfaced, featuring a seemingly paler than usual Beyoncé Knowles. Today, the French cosmetics giant is adamantly denying that it gave its longtime spokeswoman a case of the Michael Jackson's.

"Beyoncé Knowles has been a spokesperson for the L'Oréal Paris brand since 2001," the company said in a statement, after coming under withering online attacks suggesting the ad (on right, above) lightened more than just the hair color of the brand's famous face.

"We highly value our relationship with Ms. Knowles. It is categorically untrue that L'Oréal Paris altered Ms. Knowles' features or skin-tone in the campaign for Feria's hair color."

A rep for the 27-year-old Knowles declined to comment beyond the L'Oréal statement.

The ad is appearing in this month's Elle. So far the magazine has said anything about possible Pantone issues.


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Naked Beth Ditto NME cover up for award

Classic shot included in 'best magazine cover' shortlist

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The issue of NME dated June 2, 2007 – featuring The Gossip's Beth Ditto naked on the front cover (pictured) – has been nominated to be crowned the best magazine cover of all time.

The award, organised by Magazineweek.net, sees NME go head-to-head with the likes of Take A Break, Loaded and Radio Times – with online users voting to decide on the eventual winner.

Users can head to Magazineweek.com now to vote for the NME in the best cover ever published award.

There are 16 magazine covers nominated in total. The winning cover will be announced during Magazine Week – which will take place between September 29 and October 5.

Cast your vote now by heading to Magazineweek.com.

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AFI's Davey Havok launches new onlines store called Zu Boutique

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AFI frontman, Davey Havok, has launched a new online store called, Zu Boutique.

The site, and first t-shirt, were available online on August 1st. The first ever Zu Boutique t-shirt sold out in less than 24 hours.

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I'm personally pissed off that it launched early. The original date was 8/8 and now I'm sitting here, completely topless.

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Eva Mendes - "Marie Claire" September 2008

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After a string of sexy roles in movies for dudes, Eva Mendes is tapping her inner girl’s girl.

In the September issue of Marie Claire (on newsstands August 12th), Eva talks about everything from growing up in a conservation-minded, working class family to which women she admires in Hollywood to her rehab stint.

On women’s strained friendships with each other: “I don’t understand women who don’t like being with the girls. They say they’d rather be with the guys all the time? That it’s just so much easier? I’m calling bulls— on that.”

On Annette Bening being a true role model: “She reminds me of one of those women back in the ‘40s and ‘50s. She’s a broad, and I want to be a broad. I mean, she’s like Ava Gardner or Bette Davis or Katherine Hepburn. Those women were broads. They said it like it was.”

On her life growing up: “I was raised by parents who didn’t have much. We didn’t use whole pieces of paper towel. We shared, or used rags. Mom didn’t even want us flushing all the time.”

On believing the public doesn’t need to know everything about where she lives and how long she’s been with her boyfriend: “Think about what this whole culture of celebrity has done to movie stars. It’s made them extinct. Actors used to carry films because people would have to actually go to the movies to see them. It was the only place. But now there’s none of that mystique, and so there’s less of a reason to buy a ticket.”

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Freeman Released From Hospital, In Good Spirits

Morgan Freeman Feeling "Real Good" After Hospital Release



Morgan Freeman has been released from a Tennessee hospital – and says he is glad to be on the upswing.

"I left the hospital today just after 12 noon, Memphis time," Freeman said in a statement released by his rep to PEOPLE. "I'm doing very well. I feel real good. I just really, I thank the staff at 'Elvis Presley [Hospital]' and many, many thanks to my many well-wishers. It's great to know people care about you.”

Kathy Stringer at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis confirmed on Thursday that the Oscar winner has been released.

Freeman, 71, was driving in Mississippi's Tallahatchie County late Sunday when the accident occurred and his car flipped over. Extracted from the wreck by emergency crews using the jaws of life, the Dark Knight actor was said to be "in good spirits" Monday after being airlifted to the medical facility.

Also on Thursday, Freeman's lawyer confirmed that the actor and his wife since 1984, Myrna Colley-Lee, were divorcing.

Freeman will have to wear a neck brace for six to eight months, according to attorney Bill Luckett, who added: "The doctors have said it will be six months to a year before he plays golf again. He hates that."

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Chace Crawford think's he's important.





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Oh Chace Crawford, you greedy, hopefully gay prat. The Gossip Girl looker, who plays pampered rich boy Nate Archibald, has left ICM for CAA, hoping that their stable of high-powered, wicked agents can get him a bigger salary for the laughably stiff (ohhh) acting he does on the low-rated CW (hardly even a network!) show. He's looking for a "substantial raise," according to well-vetted hearsay. A substantial raise? From "here kid, now you're famous and we'll pay you a few thou while we're at it" to what? How much more could a glorified My First Twink™ blow-up sex doll expect? Maybe his next project, the sure-to-be smash hit The Haunting of Molly Hartley will solidify his place in the pantheon of forever-famous pin-up pretty teen-soap boys. Like Shane McDermott. You remember him, right?

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Old school Chace with Jack Black(??) and Seth Green(???) Edit: that's not him in the vid, apparently I cannot read.

Gwen Stefani: Ready to Pop

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Ready to welcome another baby into the world any day now, Gwen Stefani was spotted arriving at a hospital in Los Angeles, California on Thursday (August 7).

The No Doubt frontwoman is pregnant with her second child with her rocker husband Gavin Rossdale, with Gwen’s father-in-law Douglas Rossdale confirming the news back in January.

Just one short year ago, Stefani proclaimed her wish for a brother or sister for her son Kingston - telling how much she enjoys the whole pregnancy process.

The “Hollaback Girl” singer said: “Obviously I’m in a race to have another, but I don’t want to do it while on tour. But I can’t wait to get pregnant again. It’s so fun and consuming and romantic.”

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Dude, another Watchmen post



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If you're as excited as I am about this movie, check out these videos to help whet your appetite until the movie's release comes closer.

Reel Talk TV talks to the stars of Watchmen at the San Diego Comic-Con. These are entertaining and insightful interviews that reveal the journeys the actors had to go through to bring their characters to life.

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First post here; hope you enjoy! :)

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Denise Richards Facing The Axe?


According to Star Magazine, Denise Richards: It's Complicated is facing getting axed because of falling viewers.

The show which debuted earlier this year on E! started off with good ratings but quickly started to fall and the former Bond girl's bad language is said to be part of the reason people turned off.

A source says, "The numbers started out pretty good - just over 1.5 million tuned into the premiere episode. But the audience has dropped off. Denise has turned into an unappealing reality star. Viewers were disgusted that a mother of two young girls would use such foul language."

Tell us, are you a fan of the show? Did you watch it and turn off?

 

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michael kors to guest star on gossip girl




Michael Kors gets Gossip Girl guest spot

US designer Michael Kors will guest star in a New York Fashion Week themed episode of hit TV show, Gossip Girl.

The designer filmed scenes this week at NY's Capitale on the Bowery, where a fashion show was filmed.

Speaking to WWD, Kors revealed that he was a big fan of the series. 'I love the clothes, everyone is good-looking, the plot line is a riot,' he said. 'I love the show. They called and said, "You are very Gossip Girl," I thought, "Finally, I am a teenager."'

He adds, 'Probably to the consternation of certain people on the Upper East Side, they really get it. It’s a pretty clear picture of how a lot of these kids really are.'

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Benicio del Toro and Catherine Keener HOOKING UP?!?!





Actors Benicio del Toro and Catherine Keener were spotted at Green Door in Los Angeles. According to OK! Magazine, "He whispered into her ear, and she listened with rapt attention. He brushed his hand on her back. They had nice chemistry."

After ending her 17-year relationship with ex-husband Dermot Mulroney last year, Catherine's been keeping a pretty low dating profile.

But quite frankly, after being married for as long as she was as a celebrity,Catherine should be allowed to date whoever she wants. By Hollywood standards, she's practically a widow.



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(allegedly) Chezza has revealed the title of the 19th Girls Aloud single from their 5th studio album

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Girls Aloud Media is the source but it's members only, so here's a link to the Popjustice thread that mentions it.

of course thise needs to be taken with a grain of salt and i doubt it's 100% true but OMFG i am excited about this if it is

Sienna Miller in LA



Sienna Miller is spotted back in L.A shopping and talking on her cellphone in Beverly Hills, California on Wednesday.

Friends of Sienna Miller say she is no home wrecker, and she never would have gone near her new love, Balthazar Getty, if he was still with his wife, Rosetta.

“She and Balthazar met through friends and he was already separated from his wife,” one close associate told Page Six. In fact, when Getty announced in July that he’d split up with Rosetta, the mother of his four children, “he’d been sleeping on friends’ couches for six months.”

“The photos of Sienna and Balthazar on the boat in Italy? His mother and her mother were the ones sitting next to them. Balthazar is in LA with her now and he’s speaking to Rosetta and going to [his old address] to see his children. Sienna has been hanging out with his family all week,” the friend said.

“It’s just annoying that all this misinformation is out there. He should’ve announced his separation a lot earlier than he did - she was always told he was separated. There’s no way she would ever get involved with another married man after Jude Law.”

Oh Sienna, just pop out a pair of twins. Not only will your all sins be forgiven, we'll pay you $14 million to see them. Your movies can even suck too.

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Brawlin' Blonsky Bunch No Big Surprise?
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Nikki Blonsky's brawl with Bianca Golden surprised most people, but not everyone.

More specifically, a well-placed source alleges that Nikki's mother, Karen, has more often than not made working with her 19-year-old daughter unbearable.

The source was not shocked about the Turks and Caicos rumble between the Blonsky clan and former America's Next Top Model contestant Golden and her mom, Elaine.

"I'm just surprised it hadn't happened sooner," the source says. "Her mom is so obnoxious and difficult."

The source said the trouble started not long after Nikki was discovered in a nationwide search for an unknown pudgy gal to star as Tracy Turnblad in the Hairspray movie alongside John Travolta, Zac Efron and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Case in point: The source claims Nikki flaked out big-time on her promise to sing when she picked up an award at the Palm Springs Film Festival last year. "She said she would sing 'Good Morning Baltimore,' " the source said. "But at the last minute, she said she was too ill to perform."

And it apparently got worse. Nikki and her mom complained wildly about staying at the über-chic Parker Palm Springs hotel. "They didn't like the room," the source said. "The mother was in the middle of the lobby, bitching that she didn't like the food. She said she wanted to go check into a Hilton."

Here's the catch. Despite the moaning and groaning, the source said, "Nikki was well enough to jump into her chauffeured Town Car with her mom to go eat at places like Jack in the Box."

Hairspray costar Elijah Kelley stepped in at the last minute to sing at the film festival.

The source said that Nikki's publicist at the time quit on the spot or right after the festival. "Her publicist had had it," the source said. "She couldn't take it anymore because of the mother."

Shortly after the Turks and Caicos incident, Nikki's Hairspray costar and friend Brittany Snow came to her and her parents' defense.

"I don't know how it happened or what exactly went on, but my heart goes out to her, because I really do love her, and I know she didn't mean to hurt anybody—nor did her dad," she told People magazine. "Her family is amazing!"

Nikki's father, Carl, has been in a Turks and Caicos jail since his arrest after the airport smackdown. He has a court date this Friday and could possibly be released on bail.

Nikki and Bianca were also arrested on charges of assault.

Nikki's rep declined to comment.

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so ONTD: Team Bianca or Team Nikki? everyone involved seem like assholes to me
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Verne Troyer's "Lasting Gifts"?

Ranae Shrider's (sextape costar) legal mouthpiece, Keith Davidson, is raggin' on Verne claiming he can't pay his taxes "because he is paying his lawyer hundreds of thousands of dollars to file ridiculous lawsuits." He cites, among other things, the suit against TMZ for running the sex tape story, which was dismissed.

Davidson calls Verne "a small-minded, vindictive, heartbroken, desperate and trivial celebrity," adding, "Mr. Troyer would be better served retiring his Federal and state tax obligations rather than suing a girl who he dated for only three months before videotaping their diminutive sessions." We've never heard a sex tape called a "diminutive session," but whatever.

Oh yes, and there's this. Shrider's lawyer ends with the following shot: "Ms. Shrider would still like to thank Mr. Troyer for the 'lasting' gifts he has imparted her with." So, what do you suppose he means by that? 

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I know this is sleazy (hence TMZ as a source) but seriously, that is too juicy (or oozey, depending on what kind of lasting gift that may be) not to share.
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Robbie Coltrane used on wanted poster in New Zealand



Police in New Zealand hunting a serial burglar have issued a wanted poster bearing a photograph of the actor Robbie Coltrane.

Officers said Coltrane was not a suspect in the crimes, which have been committed by a juvenile who happens to look like the Cracker star. But because New Zealand law bans pictures of juvenile criminals being published, they decided to use Coltrane's image instead.


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When your famous you can't go to the hospital

 


Latest: California health watchdogs are to investigate more staff members at Los Angeles' UCLA Medical Center over their involvement in the snooping into celebrity health records.

More than 50 physicians and medical workers at the unit have already been probed over claims they improperly viewed celebrity medical records. One former administrative specialist, Lawanda Jackson, has been indicted for allegedly selling outpatient records to the media.

The medical records of stars including Tom Cruise, Farrah Fawcett, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Britney Spears are believed to be at the centre of the ongoing investigation, which was launched after an expose by the Los Angeles Times newspaper earlier this year.

But in a new state report, The California Department of Health investigators found that nearly twice as many medical centre employees than previously reported had looked at stars' confidential medical records.

It means an additional 60 workers could be investigated.

Department of Health boss Kathleen Billingsley says, "What's startling to us is, as we get to a point where we feel we've addressed a specific complaint and a specific issue, we identify additional issues. It's very disturbing to see this." 

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Rumer Stops By Letterman


Rumer Willis was photographed arriving for a taping of the Late Show With David Letterman in New York City on Thursday (August 7).

Noticeably missing was the large crowds that are usually outside of the studios to take photographs of the stars, Willis recently told the press she would like to try a career in music, she said "I don't know so much hard rock, but my dad used to play a lot of jazz for me. I would love to do that."

Willis is appearing on the show to promote The House Bunny which is released August 22.
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Sir Diddimus..... The Knight of Splendor

My New Pup!!!


Meet Sir Diddimus..... It is funny that people say that dogs are just like there owner. I didn't believe it till now. Sir Dids.. is super chill and when you get him going he's a lil hyper terrorizer. I've never had a dog and I thought now was the perfect time. He's my lil buddy. I picked him up off of Petfinder.com through Gingers Pet Rescue here in Seattle. If you are looking at getting a pet I highly suggest Petfinder.com or finding out where your nearest Pet Rescue Center is. There are thousands of amazing dogs, cats, bird and many other pets each year that have been mistreated and never have seen what its like to be loved.

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Matt Damon: Africa Trip Was Life-Changing



It was on his 2006, six-day "listening and learning trip" to Zambia with his sculptor-artist brother Kyle that caused Matt Damon to see "the world water crisis is one of the most important public health issues of our time," PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive tells Conde Nast Traveler for its September issue.

Establishing the H2O Africa Foundation, Damon, 37, hopes the work he's done will now inspire others to do the same. "I think many of our problems would be solved if people had thick passports," he says. "There's just no substitute for actually going and seeing things."

When you're a celebrity, he observes, "you start to feel a level of responsibility to direct attention to things that actually matter more than to silly things like who you're dating."

Case in point: "The world water crisis is one of the most important public health issues of our time. Clean water can help put people on the first run of the development ladder."

Looking back on that 2006 trip, Kyle Damon tells CNTraveler the brothers were determined to downplay his screen-star sibling's notoriety – and be keenly observant of their surroundings.

One thing they couldn't overcome, however, was the region's insect infestation. "We were outed as complete wusses" in the bug department, according to Kyle Damon.

Screaming out for their bodyguards, "it was hard to view ourselves as tough guys, cowering under the net and clutching our malaria meds," he says.
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Viewers Not As Mad About ‘Mad Men’


The second episode of Mad Men’s second season dropped, if not in the manner members of the Sterling Cooper prefer their liquor-- to the bottom of a glass.

AMC’s original series, which centers around the professional and personal lives of the aforementioned fictional ad agency in the 1960s, averaged 1.33 million viewers Sunday night, according to Nielsen Media Research, live + same-day data.

The Aug. 3 performance marked a 32% decline from the 1.95 million that tuned in the second-season premiere on July 27. When live + seven-day metrics were applied the sophomore season opener pulled in 2.1 million watchers.

Despite the week-to-week falloff, Mad Men’s Aug. 3 viewer average was still up 45% from its rookie season average of 915,000 watchers.

The first season of Mad Men earned 16 Emmy nominations, including best drama and best actor in a drama for Jon Hamm's portrayal of creative director Don Draper.
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meh meh not a big deal... I personally loved the second episode a lot more than the season premiere. There were so many great moments.
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'I love Anna Friel... I just won't marry her': David Thewlis' surprise confession



When David Thewlis worked on his role as a concentration camp commandant in The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, he was given a letter written by Rudolf Hoess to his children, shortly before his execution for Nazi atrocities.

Hoess, the SS commandant at Auschwitz, is considered history's greatest mass murderer. He was responsible for exterminating as many as 2.5million people in World War II.

The letter lay about on the kitchen table at the Hollywood home Thewlis shares with actress Anna Friel and their three-year-old daughter Gracie.

'I had some neighbours over and they started reading it,' says Thewlis.

'When they'd finished it, they turned to me and said: "Oh what a beautiful, heart-rending letter this man has written to his children. Who was he? Was he dying? Was he sick?" To which I replied: "Yeah, he was very sick."

But the letter is clearly written by a man with an intense love for his children; it's very articulate, very touching, almost poetic.

'Try and understand a human being - a sensitive human being - who's capable of this! No way can I find it in myself to justify or forgive, obviously.

But my job was somehow to find the humanity in him, and not to see all these people - as the cliche goes - just as monsters. In my research, I came to learn that my character was very much based on fact.'

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, a haunting drama adapted from John Boyne's awardwinning novel, centres on the camp commandant's eight-year-old son Bruno, played by Asa Butterfield, who befriends a small Jewish boy in striped pyjamas (Jack Scanlon) on the other side of the camp fence, with tragic consequences.

It's a very different part for Thewlis, who is known mostly for his continuing role as Professor Lupin, the werewolf in the Harry Potter films.

As the Nazi officer whose promotion takes his family from their comfortable house in Berlin to the camp which his young son believes is a sort of farm, Thewlis's character manages to convey both humanity and monstrosity.

He confesses that he was deeply affected by the character, but is also hugely proud, comparing it to his performance as the tortured anti-hero Johnny in Mike Leigh's Naked, for which he won Best Actor at Cannes.

'When you do something well, this is the best job in the world,' he says. 'I've never met anyone who at all resembles the character I'm playing because it's quite unimaginable to understand how one could be a loving father and at the same time leave your children at breakfast, go next door - literally - and spend your time amidst these terrible, terrible atrocities. How do you get your mind around that?'


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PETA Target Eliza Dushku




Former Buffy The Vampire Slayer actress Eliza Dushu has come under fire from animal rights activists group PETA after admitting she hunts and kills elk and deer.

While on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday night (August 6) to promote her new movie Bottle Shock the actress admitted that last Christmas she had hunted elk and deer.

After saying this the audience and Luke Wilson remained silent so Dushku joked "My mother called me herself and said, 'You're a liberal from New England, what the 'f' are you doing in Oklahoma shooting things."

She then went on to say "When you're in a relationship with somebody you have to, like, experience things that they do. A lot of people eat meat... and I eat what I kill."

These comments didn't sit well with PETA who said "Slaying bloodthirsty vampires on Buffy is brave, but slaying innocent animals where they live and raise their families is cowardly and cruel. Eliza is sorely out of step with the rest of the country; 95 per cent of Americans oppose hunting."

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Lindsay Helps Samantha Celebrate Turning 31



Samantha Ronson had to work on her birthday Wednesday, but it wasn't all bad – she had Lindsay Lohan by her side!

Seeming inseparable, DJ Ronson, now 31, lit up the turntables while Lohan, 22, stayed close, whispering to her, smoking and holding court at a table of friends inside Los Angeles's Crown Bar.

At promptly five past midnight, the music was silenced and Lohan led the club in a rendition of "Happy Birthday" while presenting Ronson a cake and a lingering kiss.

Between handing out cake to their friends, the gals got cozy in the deejay both and snapped photos of themselves. Lohan spent most of the early morning dancing back-to-back with Ronson, who closed out her set around 1:30 a.m.

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Poor Elvis. Random sightings of the King of Rock 'n' Roll have tapered off in recent years, and now he has mysteriously disappeared from the upper echelons of a new list that ranks the artists with the most No. 1 hits on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Until April, Elvis Presley and Mariah Carey tied at No. 2 on Billboard's list of the top acts of the rock era with 17 No. 1 tunes each, behind the Beatles with 20.

But then Carey took sole possession of the silver medal when her single "Touch My Body" hit the top spot. That should still make Presley No. 3, but not according to Billboard which has demoted him to No. 14 with seven No. 1 hits, a ranking he now shares with Phil Collins.


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Katie Price leaving hospital after surgery




Thursday, August 7,2008.
Katie Price was seen leaving Berkley East Medical Center after having spent the night to recover from corrective surgery to her breasts after being unhappy with her reduction surgery this past December.  The The star wore a loose-fitting white cotton top and designer shades as she left the Berkley East medical center in Beverly Hills. Katie, married to singer Peter Andre, climbed into the passenger seat of an SUV and was driven to the nearby Beverly Wilshire Hotel.




Lookin good for just having gone under the knife
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Miley Cyrus - Nick Jonas french kissing tape discovered

Dateline Hollywood has learned that the 15 year-old couple privately recorded a steamy 12 minute tape featuring french kissing and an intense make-out session.

"Nick goes all the way to first base and almost gets to second -- you can see his hand kind of going up her shirt," said a source close to the Jonas camp who has seen the tape. "There's even a little dry humping near the end. Miley is such a total slut!"

Cyrus discusses her time dating Jonas for the first time in the new issue of Seventeen magazine, but doesn't address rumors that the already infamous french kissing tape not only exists, but will soon be sold on the Internet for $29.95 per copy.


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Source isn't reliable. But hey, it was for a good laugh. And who knows, with miley's rep, there could be a video.
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Edge=Van Gogh?



U2 rocker Bono has hailed guitarist The Edge as a "genius" - comparing his bandmate to famous artist Vincent Van Gogh.

The Irish star made the comments during a response to a positive Rolling Stone magazine review about the reissue of U2's Boy album.

And while Bono admires the band's bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr, he admits The Edge - real name David Evans - is the true mastermind of the group.

He says, "Edge's genuine genius develops on the blank and bleached photographic paper, avoiding all the obvious blues scales that blind every other guitar player that ever heard Led Zeppelin.

"The Edge finds some new colours for the spectrum of rock. Colours he now owns. Owning a colour, wow. Imagine owning the colour yellow, like Van Gogh. Edge owns, well I'm not exactly sure what colours they are... indigo or violet or crimson? But you sense an emotional colour temperature that is unique to him. It's his palette we're painting from." Bono, my dear, my love, wtf? Lay off the African herbs.

I just hope Mrs. Bono and Mrs. Edge aren't jealous of the relationship.

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NYC: get free ticket to GERMS concert if you buy movie tickets

Follow up to this post.



Meet the Director, the Cast, and THE GERMS in person!
New York, NY • Sunshine Cinema


FRI 8/8
Writer/Director Rodger Grossman
Actors Shane West, Bijou Phillips & Noah Segan
Germs members Pat Smear, Lorna Doom & Don Bolles
5:30 PM—Q&A after • 8:05 PM—Intro before

SAT 8/9
Writer/Director Rodger Grossman
Actors Shane West, Bijou Phillips & Noah Segan
Germs members Lorna Doom & Don Bolles
8:05 PM—Q&A after • 10:30 PM—Intro before

Buy two advance tickets to see any Friday, August 8 or Saturday, August 9 performance of the motion picture What We Do is Secret at the Sunshine Cinema and you will receive one free ticket to see The Germs live at the Blender Theater at Gramercy (127 East 23rd St., between Lexington Ave. and Park Ave. South) on Friday, August 8. Doors: 8:00pm. Show: 9:00pm. The Germs on stage: 11:00pm.

To take advantage of this limited-time offer, you must purchase your pair of movie tickets in person at the Sunshine Cinema boxoffice. First come, first served.

Offer good while supplies last.


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So yea I went to get tickets an hour ago for the hell of it and lo and behold and they gave me a free concert ticket. The manager had a fat stack so chances are they have plenty more. Otherwise to see the Germs at Blender it's $20. I don't even know if I'm going to be honest lol. I'm just amused they're pretty much giving it away.

Should I bring an ONTD sign y/n?
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Mena Suvari looking fierce



Showing off her freshly grown blonde locks, Mena Suvari was on-hand at a big birthday party in New York City on Wednesday night (August 7).

The “Brooklyn Rules” actress wore a classic black dress with a spunky up-do, looking ultra glamorous as she posed for photographers covering the celebration of what would have been Andy Warhol’s 80th birthday.

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what has she been doing really since american beauty?
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It was a dark night for Peter Andre when he went to see Batman in LA.

The Insania star was lucky to walk away in one piece after a car smashed into his vehicle as he drove home from the cinema.

Pete, who is with his missus Katie Price while she records material for a new album and has her boobs done, was lucky to escape uninjured.

We're told: "Pete had only been in LA for a few hours and had just kissed Katie goodbye.

"He was in his chauffeur-driven car when the accident happened.

"Another car ploughed into the side Pete was sitting. It left a massive dent in the car door but thankfully Pete walked out uninjured.

"He was adamant he didn't want to go to hospital and made sure the other driver was OK.

"Not surprisingly he was badly shaken but immediately called Katie to reassure her that he wasn't hurt."

It's that kind of consideration that keeps a marriage strong... of course he didn't actually have to say anything.

After all, a girl doesn't need any extra worries when she's going under the knife... in such a delicate area.



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Tom Brady's September 2008 Esquire Cover.









“How can I be more honest, accept things that don’t go as planned? When you try to combat everything, at the end of the day you realize that you’re responsible for yourself,” New England Patriots QB Tom Brady says in the September issue of Esquire Magazine.

“Look at the attention I get: It’s because I throw a football. But that’s what society values. That’s not what God values,” Brady said. “He didn’t invent the game. We did. I have some eye-hand coordination, and I can throw the ball. I don’t think that matters to God.”

The article does not offer any insight into the quarterback’s steamy romance with the World’s Highest-Paid supermodel. The magazine only received permission to interview Tom if his girlfriend Gisele Bundchen, ex Bridget Moynahan, and their 1-year-old son were not mentioned in the story.



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Well he's kinda nice to look at isn't he?
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Watch out Tori! Candy Spelling is penning a tell all book.







Candy Spelling’s ready to place another heavy weight on her noToriously strained relationship with her only daughter. The 62-year-old widow of late television mogul Aaron Spelling has accepted a $100,000 advance to pen a new book for New York publisher St. Martin’s Press.

Details are still sketchy on what exactly Candy’s book will be about.

The New York Post writes:
She’s now writing a book. Not a tell-all. A keep-quiet. She’ll say nothing about everything. Will not talk about Tori, the family, the feud or the bad blood….

In other Spelling literary news, Tori Spelling, who debuted on the writing scene last Spring with a tattle-tell-all dubbed sTori Telling, recently announced plans to release her second book, Mommywood, later this year.




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Rosie Perez is gonna need Kanye West to STFU.









Rosie Perez has reportedly slammed Kanye West for disrespecting her in a song, according to Starpulse. Apparently, Kanye isn’t the first rapper she has had a public war of words with because she went after Jay-Z last year over remarks he made about Nas’ ex-wife. That feud was said to have been settled with “a backstage hug” at a Cirque Du Soleil show (maybe LOVE?). With regards to Kanye, she said:

“I’m a woman of a certain age (and) if you’re gonna mention me in a song, have a little respect. He mentions my breasts. When you walk down the street and you have 15-year-old boys… (and) they’re like, ‘Yo, Rosie, D’s D’s, Rosie Perez,’ it’s no good.”



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What song is she talking about? I can't stand Kanye West so I have no clue.

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Kate Hudson: ‘Every Girl Wants A Fairy-Tale Ending’

Kate Hudson has marriage on her mind.


In an interview with W Magazine, the “Bride Wars” actress sounded off on her new film and her past marriage to Black Crowes rocker Chris Robinson.

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I was reading the article earlier at WMagazine.com and omg lmao @ her justifaction for picking crappy roles:

One suspects she loses little sleep over the common criticism that, since her Oscar-nominated turn in Almost Famous, she’s made a string of all-too-similar romantic comedies that have done little to show her range. “You never know how a movie is going to come out,” says Hudson, who has a chance to prove the doubters wrong with her next two films: Big Eyes, a drama in which she plays painter Margaret Keane, and the musical Nine, Rob Marshall’s film adaptation of the Broadway show, in which she was recently cast alongside Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard and Judi Dench. When it comes to critics, authors and musicians like her ex-husband are the ones who, she thinks, have the tougher burden. “When you are writing a book or a song, you are putting your words and your ideas out there. It’s all you. But at the end of the day, I was just a piece of the puzzle, and yeah, I’m the one who has to go out and sell [the movie]. But I can really dissociate myself from a film once I finish working on it. You have to.”

Fat Bastard's dad due back in court



The father of Hairspray actress Nikki Blonsky is due at a Turks and Caicos court Friday for a hearing stemming from his arrest after an airport brawl.

Carl Blonsky, who is charged with grievous bodily harm – a felony – has been jailed since the July 29 scuffle. His bail situation will be addressed at the hearing.

Nikki, 19, and America's Next Top Model contestant Bianca Golden were arrested but remain free on bail.

According to local police, the fight between the Blonsky and Golden families started in the departure lounge of the Providenciales International Airport after everyone had gone through security.

Nikki Blonsky was charged with actual bodily harm, which carries a maximum sentence of two years, and common assault, with a 90-day maximum term. Golden was also charged with actual bodily harm.

Nikki is due in court on the Caribbean island in December, and was not expected to attend her father's hearing. She has received support from pals like her Hairspray costar Brittany Snow, who defended the actress and called Blonsky's family "amazing."

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publicity for kiefer that doesn't involve a 40

So apparently, Kiefer Sutherland has a new movie coming out which needs publicity so bad he's resorting to appearing ~PalTalk~ to get some. From an e-mail my spam folder caught:



Chat Live with Actor Kiefer Sutherland!

Dear Paltalker,

From the director of The Hills Have Eyes comes MIRRORS, the terrifying story of a troubled ex-cop who must save his family from an unspeakable evil that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.

Kiefer Sutherland will appear on Paltalk's Hollywood Now for a live chat to promote his new movie MIRRORS.

* Date: Friday, August 8th
* Time: 4:30pm EST
* Room Name: Paltalk Studio B - Hollywood Now
* More Info: http://paltalk.com/hollywoodnow

Kiefer Sutherland is an Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning British/Canadian actor, well known for his lead role of Jack Bauer on the television series 24. Sutherland also owns a recording studio and record label, called Ironworks.

Get your questions ready and enjoy the show!
Click here to ask your questions in advance.

Thanks from the Paltalk Team!







anyone going to ask him some intimate/embarrassing questions, a la josh groban?

Bob & David's show is not to be.


David Cross & Bob Odenkirk



WILL THERE BE A BOB AND DAVID SHOW EVER AGAIN?

Well, there might be. The project that David and I did for HBO a few weeks ago; "David's Situation" was in most respects a smashing success. Loads of fun, great energy, hilarious performances, solid laughter, everything "worked" from the writing to the production to the performance... The actual night of the taping kicked ass. We had a fantastic crowd, and so many of our friends showed up to support. The show had great high points, David's stand-up monologues, Zach Galafianakis' as "Lame" and his music video, Scott and BJ doing "Predator A.M.", and Matt Besser, Eric Hoffman and Mo Collins as our "sitcom" cast...

It's hard to do justice to how well it all went. Few pilots feel as in control or deliver as many laughs.

HOWEVER...we (David and I) upon making the final edit and reviewing it...lost interest in the overall concept. The show was a strange hybrid with a "sit-com" base. We used the actual set from "Everybody Loves Raymond". The sitcom framework really felt like a drag on our energy and sensibility. This was fairly obvious to us and not as disappointing as it might sound because the whole experience energized us to create something new and more better.

HBO execs felt the energy in the room, too. So we think they are genuinely interested in what's next.

After the experience of "David's Situation" it would be crazy for us not to create something.

So we are working on it. Not sure where it will go, or how we will put it together. But it all comes from having done "David's Situation", and I do hope our fans will get a chance to see it one day. You fantastic, amazing, wondrificul comedy nerdles.


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:( But at least this means Bob & David will be working together more!
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tokio hotel backstage at trl

Tokio Hotel answer questions, in English, for MTV's Buzzworthy Blog.

"Watch as they address their oft-referenced Spiderman fan (Bill’s “hi!” = hee!), the possibly non-existent Jonas Brothers fan feud, how it feels to switch back and forth between English and German, and, naturally, girls."

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United Nations CD

United Nations is a power violence project that was started in early 2007 by Daryl Palumbo of the American bands Glassjaw and Head Automatica and Geoff Rickly, the singer/lyricist of the band Thursday. Other artists involved in the project possibly include Christopher "Chree" Conger, former drummer of The Number 12 Looks Like You, the bassist "Cooper" of Made Out of Babies, and an unnamed member of The Lovekill. In a recent interview with Converge, it was revealed that Ben Koller would also be apart of this project.

The self titled CD has been set to be released on September 9th, 2008.

Pre-order here: http://www.interpunk.com/item.cfm?Item=160338&

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01 - “The Spinning Heart of the Yo-Yo Lobby”
02 - “No Sympathy For A Sinking Ship”
03 - “Resolution #9″
04 - “Model UN”
05 - “The Shape of Punk That Never Came”
06 - “My Cold War”
07 - “Filmed In Front of A Live Studio Audience”
08 - “Revolutions In Graphic Design”
09 - “I Keep Living The Same Day”
10 - “Subliminal Testing”
11 - “Say Goodbye to General Figment of the USS Imagination”




Source: Wikipedia and http://danceinmyblood.com/

Too bad it's not an actual Glassjaw album, only been waiting 6 years. Looking forward to this though.
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the mens olympic basketball team

so since there was a post about the girl's gymnastics team, i think we should have one for the men's basketball team. and most of these pictures are new (and cute)!


l to r, just the players: (top row) carlos boozer, tayshaun prince, dwight howard, chris bosh, michael redd
(bottom row) deron williams, carmelo anthony, lebronn james, jason kidd, kobe bryant. dwyane wade, chris paul

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Jessica Simpson "Do You Know" album tracklisting.










Jessica Simpson fans got their first look at the tracklisting for the buxom blonde’s debut country album on Thrsday. Do You Know arrives wherever music is sold September 9.

What do you think the native Texan’s chances are of making a splash on the country charts?

1. “Come on Over”
2. “Remember That”
3. “Pray out Loud”
4. “You’re My Sunday”
5. “Sippin’ on History”
6. “Still Beautiful”
7. “Still Don’t Stop Me”
8. “When I Loved You Like That”
9. “Might as Well Be Making Love”
10. “Man Enough”
11. “Do You Know” (w/ Dolly Parton)



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I'm interested to see how many she sells tbh.

Fierce Bitch out and about.



As Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, Emma Watson exudes squeaky clean innocence.

But it appears the 18-year-old leads a typical teenage life off-screen, if her date last night with a young Italian actor is anything to go by.

The cute couple enjoyed drinks at the trendy Sway bar in central London, less than two weeks after they were photographed cosying up to one another at a society polo event in Windsor, Berkshire.

The teenage actress proved a hit at the Cartier Polo day out, where there was no shortage of male admirers, including Roberto Agnillera, fighting to help her enjoy the occasion.

But it looks like Emma's suitor, who she met at RADA, is a keeper - the gallant actor both carried her shopping and shied away from the cameras when paparazzi caught up with the courting twosome.

Her night out is unlikely to please her purported boyfriend, 25-year-old financier Jay Barrymore.

Miss Watson, who split from her first boyfriend, Tom Ducker, 17, last year, has just completed filming the sixth instalment of Harry Potter.

She has decided to study Shakespeare at RADA, having finished her A-levels.


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*two things.

one: what the FUCK is she wearing
two: how many boyfriends does she have?

Son of the Mummy [Killer] - Mummy 3's Luke Ford


After seven years of silence from the ensconced undead, Universal’s The Mummy franchise is finally being resurrected with The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. With it also comes a new heir apparent to Brendan Fraser's dashing and dorky Rick O’Connell in Australian actor Luke Ford. Assuming the role of Alex O’Connell (created by child actor Freddie Boath in The Mummy Returns), Ford plays the 19-year progeny of Rick and Evelyn O’Connell (Maria Bello) who shows off his propensity for trouble when he awakens the ancient mummy of Emperor Han (Jet Li ).

Plucked from a worldwide, auditioning cattle call, The Mummy is Ford’s first major Hollywood film. Yet it’s a franchise the actor says he’s always loved.

“I was a big fan in my high school years - always a massive follower of The Mummy films,” Ford said in a call from Australia. “I was incredibly excited to get the role.”

Director Rob Cohen pushed The Mummy timeline forward by a decade so he could have Alex be a grown up on more equal footing with his adventurer parents. Ford says it was Cohen’s clear vision for Alex that helped him step into the role with more assurance.

“It was good to go in there and know exactly what he wanted me to do,” the actor explains. “He was so confident on where Alex went but I still put in my two cents creatively and emotionally about my character [too]. We were constantly working on the psychological aspects of Alex and getting the audience to like and appreciate Alex as the heart of the franchise and not just someone who is coming and going. Rob was very good with my character and did bring him life.”

 

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Band from TV will be performing Sat (8/9) at the Autry National Center (L.A.)

No Hugh Laurie, but we get Jesse Spencer and Adrian Pasdar instead

Hot beat, visual treats
By Carl Kozlowski 08/07/2008

Music lovers should rejoice this weekend, as two distinctly different major events hit the area on Friday and Saturday.

Friday the Pasadena Museum of California Art unveils its first-ever multimedia celebration, “8eight8” from 8 p.m. to midnight. Bringing hot beats as well as visual treats, the PMCA is hosting three deejays and a cash bar on the rooftop terrace in addition to performances from Poo-Bah record label artists Matthew David, Take, Ras G and Sacred & Nobody and custom light and graphics shows with gallery viewing on the second floor. Admission is free for PMCA members and just $5 for non-members.

The Autry National Center kicks it to another level with its own party on Saturday, teaming with Netflix to present a celebrity concert with a TV-star-studded group, aptly named Band From TV.

“Desperate Housewives” star Teri Hatcher is lead vocalist, with backing from Hayden Panettiere and Adrian Pasdar of “Heroes.”

Their backing band is composed of “Desperate Housewives” hunk James Denton on guitar, “Heroes” actor Greg Grunberg on drums, “House M.D.” actor Jesse Spencer on rock violin, and vocalist Bob Guiney of “The Bachelor” and “Date My House.”

All the stars hit the red carpet at 6:30 p.m., with the band taking the stage at 7 p.m. and a special screening of classic TV episodes from “Mary Tyler Moore,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” “The Cosby Show” and “The Muppet Show” closing out the evening, which is free to the public.

The Pasadena Museum of California Art is located at 490 E. Union St., Pasadena. Call (626) 568-3665 or visit www.pmcaonline.org. The Autry National Center is located at 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park. Call (323) 667-2000 or visit www.netflix.com/liveonlocation.

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