October 27th, 2008


Kings of Leon @ Dare 2 Dream Benefit Concert and Silent Auction

On January 24th, 2009, Platform One Entertainment presents Dare 2 Dream, a benefit concert and silent auction at the House of Blues Chicago featuring Kings of Leon --- one of the biggest acts in rock today. Proceeds will benefit University of Chicago’s state-of-the-art Comer Children’s Hospital, which proudly employs teams of pediatric experts that use advanced diagnostic and medical techniques to care for children of all ages.

Pediatric Cancer Researchers Need Your Support

Cancer kills 560,000 Americans every year. That’s 1,500 people each day, and one person every minute. Everyone has been touched by the damaging repercussions of cancer, but the tragedy is truly devastating when cancer claims the life of a child. Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children between infancy and 15 years of age. Collapse )

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Heidi Klum out with daughter Leni Klum.

Supermodel and T.V. personality Heidi Klum spent a little mommy and me time with her mini me daughter Helene “Leni” Klum.

The two spent this afternoon at The Empty Vase Florists in West Hollywood picking out a wide selection of fresh blooms.

Red roses seem to be among Heidi’s favourites…the flower of Love!

Heidi may have her own reality show and front a slew of endorsement deals, but family comes first for this 35-year-old beauty — even if it means saying goodbye to the runway. In a new interview with Britain’s Sunday Express, she says: “I’m very busy but my husband and I always wanted a big family so that’s No 1 for us. I always thought that if being a working mom caused problems for us as a family that I’d just not do it any more. But thankfully it doesn’t.”

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The official big sell of Baz Luhrmann’s epic Australia began in the US on October 23rd with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman recording an exclusive episode with daytime TV host Oprah Winfrey. The Aussies flew to Winfrey’s studios in Chicago, with Jackman apparently excited about making his first appearance on the show. Earlier speculation said the internationally renowned chat show host would fly to Sydney to stage her own showcase on local soil, however due to other commitments it wasn’t to be.

A show that reportedly will be making the journey is the team at Good Morning America. It is speculated that they will film an entire weeks worth of shows on location in Australia. Other shows expressing interest in visiting down under include, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show and British morning program GMTV.

Those living in the USA wanting to catch something on their TV right now, tune in to Today [Oct 28th] at 7am on NBC and you’ll catch an interview with Nicole Kidman.

For the ever-busy Kidman and Jackman, their talk show taping with Oprah triggered a 10-week worldwide press push of Australia, which will see them launch the much-anticipated movie in Los Angeles, Sydney, London and Paris.

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World Premiere: 'Paris For President'

In search of a commander-in-chief in a bikini and toting a martini? Paris Hilton is ready!
Check out the FULL new music video for Paris for President!
The hotel heiress first got political in August after John McCain used her in one of his ads to take a potshot at Barack Obama’s “celebrity” status.
Ever since then, Paris has been riding the headline all the way to the bank.


Source: http://www.fadedyouthblog.com/60079/world-premiere-paris-for-president/#comments


 may play a sweet, innocent blonde bombshell on WWE television, but you know she's got a wild streak ten miles long and twice as wide. The all-natural buxom beauty, who turned down a chance to be this coming year's Wrestlemania Playboy cover girl, is the current girlfriend of Andrew "Test" Martin, the 6'7'' bodybuilder and ex-wrestler who was Stacy Keibler's steady for two years.

Nice work if you can get it!

Well, it appears Kelly partied the night away at Liquid,  the girls were as into the bootilicious Florida bikini model as much as the guys were! Not that we're complaining about that. Uh uh. As a matter of fact, we're quite  happy, and think this should be a regular occurrence!


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Julian King's Body Found, Confirmed By Police

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Chicago cops have found the body of a child and are investigating whether it's the body of Jennifer Hudson's nephew, Julian King. The medical examiner has not yet made an ID, but we are now told the body is that of a 7-year-old African American boy, the same age and race as Julian (Scroll down for live video of crime scene).

The body was found inside a 1994 white Chevy Suburban. It is the same SUV owned by Jason Hudson, the murdered brother of Jennifer. Before his arrest, cops were looking for William Balfour, the suspect and estranged husband of Jennifer's sister. The license plate of the Suburban matches Jason's SUV.

The SUV was found a few miles from the area where cops arrested Balfour.

The SUV is now being towed from the scene. Unclear if the body is still at the scene. No ID so far.

Neighbors say the vehicle has been parked there since Saturday. Balfour was arrested Friday night.


Live stream of news footage can be found at the above TMZ link

And...LJ is super slow / just coming back up right now. Just wanted to make sure a post for this was up for you guys as I leave for work.

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Update # 8: A source close to the investigation of the body believed to be that of Julian King says he suffered at least one gun shot to the head...Jennifer Hudson has not yet arrived to ID the body -- but should be there shortly.

Update # 9: Sources say that police have told the Hudson family that the body found on Chicago's West Side is that of 7-year-old Julian King.

Update # 10: A press conference is being held right now, presumably to reveal the identity of the boy who was found dead in an SUV. According to reports officials will say it's Julian King, the 7-year-old nephew of Jennifer Hudson. (Click here for feed courtesy of myfoxchicago.com.)

Update # 11: Chicago police have confirmed the body they found earlier in the day was in fact Julian King, Jennifer Hudson's 7-year-old nephew. Cops they are reviewing surveillance tapes in the neighborhood where the SUV was found. Cops have not named anyone as an official suspect. They have called William Balfour "a person of interest." Our law enforcement sources, however, have said Balfour is indeed the prime suspect. Cops would not confirm the cause of death.

Update # 12: The identity of the body also was confirmed this afternoon by the Cook County medical examiner's office, where an autopsy will be done Tuesday.

Update # 13: William Balfour's mugshot:
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Update # 14: Guestbook for the Hudsons on Legacy.com

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When Ryan Gosling Is Buzzing, He Likes Him Some Baja Fresh
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THE DIRTY ARMY: Looks Like Ryan “THE NOTEBOOK” Gosling was partying pretty hard with his inside out shirt at an event in LA it looks like he even hooked himself up with a little baja fresh salsa.

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Working Out A Sweat With Britney...

Now that Britney's bangin' bod is back, we've been wondering how she managed to get so toned so fast! Well, no secrets here. We've got an exclusive video from Britney's home gym so you can see for yourself!

When Britney was doing this workout routine, she was meeting with her trainer Seven four to five times per week. Isn't that just the coolest gym or what?!

Now Britney has swapped these sessions with a trainer for intense dance rehearsals many times per week. She's really practicing hard for her upcoming performances, and we can't wait to see them!

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December 26th at the Fillmore in SF, CA.

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Finally a Show! The fees are over $13 though :(
$20 ticket + $13 fees = EFF YOU LIVE NATION

anywho if you have no idea who they are, LISTEN!
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Why does Natalie Imbruglia look like this?



Natalie Imbruglia is not known for her fashion faux pas, in fact it's been a long time since she put a foot wrong in the fashion world.
But since her blonde makeover recently, it seems as though her reign of elegance is coming to an end.

The Australian beauty turned up to perform at the Virgin Unite Rock the Kasbah Gala in Los Angles looking positively wrong.

Wearing a hideous red-sequined gown the singer attempted to hover down the red carpet with like her usual glamorous self.

But with the bright red-bobbled attire she looked less Tinseltown and more, well tinsel.

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Zuma eats with $4000 spoon while Gwen craves Red Meat

Gwen Stefani's two-month-old son eats with a $4000 diamond encrusted spoon.

The No Doubt singer, who welcomed her second child with husband Gavin Rossdale, Zuma Nesta Rock, into the world in August, was thrilled when her former bandmates presented her with the impressive piece of cutlery.

A source said: "Gwen loves it. She would never buy it herself, but that is what makes it so special."

The specially-made sterling silver baby spoon was created by exclusive jewellers Chrome Hearts.

Earlier this month, it was claimed 39-year-old Gwen, who also has a two-year-old son Kingston with Gavin, was struggling to loose her post-pregnancy weight.

A source said: "Gwen feels like a giant house at the moment. She found this pregnancy hard and the weight just piled on. She hoped to shed 40 to 50lbs within three months. Her appetite is running wild. She can't resist fries and sandwiches and has constant cravings for red meat."

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i understand that she supposedly didn't buy it, but this is ridiculous.
that $4000 should be going to the people who don't even have food to eat.

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It's Time for Notable Quotables!

PEOPLE Photo Special -- The Week's 10 Best Celeb Quotes  
Angelina's kids compare her to Shrek, plus more from Anne Hathaway, Prince William and other stars

"There is, come to think of it, a kind of Judi Dench quality to McCain."
Daniel Craig, likening the Arizona senator to Dench's James Bond character M, to Parade magazine

"They see films and start asking questions. Such as, 'Why are Shrek and Fiona married and you're not?' "
Angelina Jolie, on receiving pressure from her children to tie the knot with Brad Pitt, to the Italian edition of Vanity Fair    

Jenna Fischer: "If you continue to flash your after-baby, fit-with-no-effort figure in front of me, I'm going to tell tales of nine-hour sleep sessions."
Angela Kinsey: "Suck it Ms. Naps-a-lot!"
The Office costars, arguing over who has it better – the single-and-sleeping Fischer or new mom Kinsey, who can eat what she wants because she's breast-feeding – on their MySpace blogs   

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Michael Lohan: "I Regret All the Things I Said About Samantha"

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Michael Lohan has apologized for calling Lindsay's girlfriend Sam Ronson "a drug" earlier this summer.

"I definitely regret all the things I said about Samantha," Michael told New York magazine at a book party Oct. 21.

"I'm a Christian," he added. "I should not pass judgment on anyone."

In September, Michael went off on Ronson, calling her a "dark, hideous and a disgusting representation of humanity." Lindsay snapped back, calling her dad a "coward" on her MySpace celebrity blog.

Michael says he's now learned not use the media to reach out to his daughter.

"In the past, I felt that the best way to get to her was to speak out publicly," Michael said. "And it was the wrong choice."

Michael says he's in contact with Lindsay these days, and recently spent four days with his college-aged son, Michael.

As for providing more details on Lindsay's life, Michael is keeping mum.

"Family matters should be kept private," he said. "I've learned that now."

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Jennifer Love Hewitt, Fiance to Dress Up as Brangelina for Halloween

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This Halloween, Hollywood will have two sets of Brangelina.

Jennifer Love Hewitt and her fiance, Ross McCall, are dressing up as the famous couple, they told Entertainment Tonight at a party they hosted for the Children's Hospital in L.A.

So what will their costume entail?

"We're just gonna have lots of babies!" joked Hewitt, 29. "And I'm going to look really sultry and really drop dead gorgeous."

"I don't know how the heck I'm going to pull it off," admitted McCall, 32.

Hewitt has a few ideas.

"You're gonna' be cool, 'cause Brad Pitt's cool!" she said.

Having "lots of babies" may not be just a costume for the couple, though.

"We can't wait to have a family," Hewitt told ET.

The Ghost Whisperer star got engaged to her Scottish actor beau in Hawaii last November. He popped the question with an antique diamond ring that has been in his family for over 100 years.

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Leighton's A Star In More Ways Than One

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Leighton Meester may be on the hit TV show Gossip Girl and have a doting boyfriend in Sebastian Stan, but the most memorable gift she ever received has nothing to do with fame or even love.

“Somebody named a star after me,” Leighton, 22, tells me. “My hairstylist, Liz, on the show, she named a star after me. It was very sweet. It was for my birthday.”

She continues, “I thought it was such a sweet, different gift. I didn’t really know how to react. I was like ‘thank you! I’ll wear it?!’ It was just really thoughtful and sweet, and it just goes to show that she really knows me and we’re very close.”

Exactly how did she receive it?

“She gave it to me in person. It’s a certificate.”


Amy Sedaris on Vaginal Cleansing

Amy Sedaris was on Chelsea Lately last Friday, and explained how ladies can make sure that they "smell and taste good."

Definitely not safe for work, BTW.


ETA: For Amy fans in the Baltimore/Washington DC area, I should also add that tickets are still on sale for Amy at the Weinberg Center in Frederick, Maryland next Friday night (November 7; on-stage interview and book signing).


These five series could be the first ones canceled this season

Now that the Fall TV season is officially underway, how are things shaking out with the freshmen and sophomore lineup? Although many of the new shows seemed promising, there doesn’t appear to be a runaway hit and a few are already showing signs of trouble. Click the cut to see the five shows we believe are in danger, or have already in fact been canceled. If one of them is your favorite, the time for campaigning to save them should begin immediately.

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Cleopatra news + other casting stuff

Los Angeles (E! Online) – Catherine Zeta-Jones is ready to walk like an Egyptian. And sing like one, too.

The Hollywood star is in negotiations to topline Cleopatra, director Steven Soderbergh's 3-D live-action, rock-musical extravaganza about the legendary Egyptian queen and her ill-fated love affair with Roman politician Marc Antony.

The highly ambitious project would mark the first tuner the 39-year-old Zeta-Jones has done since she won an Oscar portraying Velma Kelly in 2002's Chicago. Like that film, Cleopatra is a period piece set in the rough-and-tumble 1920s, the era of gangsters and flappers, and also reunites her with her Traffic helmer.

Per the Hollywood Reporter, Soderbergh is eyeing Hugh Jackman in the role of Antony. Of course, the thesp is no slouch in the song-and-dance department himself, having won a Tony Award in 2004 playing songwriter and performer Peter Allen in Broadway's The Boy From Oz.

Cleopatra will feature original music by indie rockers Guided by Voices, whose former bassist, James Greer, is an author and penned the screenplay. The $30 million film tells the tale of the Egyptian ruler as she hooks up with the Roman general and eventually commits suicide after she and Antony are defeated by Julius Caesar at the battle of Actium.

Zeta-Jones next hits the big screen in Bart Freundlich's comedy-romance Rebound, playing a single mom who has an affair with a much younger man.

In other casting news:

  • George McFly has found his density in Lewis Carroll. Crispin Glover has signed on to play the Knave of Hearts in Tim Burton's upcoming live-action, performance-capture adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter. Alice fans will recall the Knave is put on trial for swiping the Queen of Hearts' tarts and is defended by Alice.

  • With his character, Michael, apparently killed off in last season's finale of Lost, Harold Perrineau is headed back to the big screen, executive producing and starring in Case 219, an indie drama about the aftermath of a high school shooting as told from the point of view of three misfit teens.

  • When Gary Cole joins the cast of HBO's Entourage next season, the series' sixth, we learn Ari Gold isn't quite the coldhearted agent we always assumed. The Desperate Housewives star will essay the role of Hollywood agent Andrew Klein, one of Ari's oldest pals dating back to when they first broke into the business. The character is introduced in a three-episode arc airing this November.

  • Henry Thomas, who famously played Elliot in E.T., has been cast in Lasse Hallström's love story Dear John, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel following a soldier on leave (Channing Tatum) who falls for a college student (Amanda Seyfried) only to reenlist in the Army after 9/11. Thomas plays the older man who has an affair with her while the officer is away.

  • Last but not least, comedian and best-selling author Chelsea Handler will continue staying up late after E! Entertainment renewed her late-night gabfest, Chelsea Lately, through 2009. (E! Online is a division of E! Networks.)

Pushing Daisies (Chuck) Naked Surprise

Anna Friel struts around LA in a bizarre skin-tight leotard

It seems life in La-La Land is really rubbing off on Anna Friel.

The British star, who appears in the hit show Pushing Daisies, headed off for a shopping trip along Wilshire Boulevard wearing a very kooky outfit indeed.

She donned a baby blue Lycra leotard and black leggings for the afternoon outing - a look usually reserved for budding young ballet dancers, not 32-year-old Hollywood actresses.

However she remained unfazed by her head-turning outfit, and set about stocking up on supplies at a number of discount stores, including Ross Dress for Less.

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VOTE FOR CHANGE, will.i.am, John C Reilly and more!

With only days until the Presidential election, please check out the Vote For Change Video Postcard campaign co-directed by artist Shepard Fairey and indie filmmaker Melissa Balin! This grass roots viral political action campaign is being produced by Melinda Esquibel, Amanda Fairey and Brandon Balin along with associate producers Bryan Rabin and Rose Apodaca.


One of the wonderful things about our election process is that no matter who you are or where you live in the United States of America, your vote can make a difference. A banker's vote carries the same weight as a skateboarder, a farmer, or someone who is unemployed. Everyone?s opinion matters- but only someone who exercises their right to vote ensures that their opinion counts. In light of this pivotal election season, new video postcards will be uploaded daily until the vote on November 4th.

We,ve gathered together a wide assortment of our friends, some who you may know, to share with you their uncensored views on how and why they are voting on November 4th. Launching on the internet and downloadable to social networking sites, iPods, PSPs and other mobile devices, the VOTE FOR CHANGE Video Postcards are powered by the people for the people.

Thanks for your support! Please tell all your friends!

This grassroots viral political action campaign could not have been possible without the help of The Brookturn Co., ObeyGiant, Subliminal Projects, Evolutionary Media Group, and DirtyChildren.Us.

Baby No. 2 for Dave Grohl

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Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl and his wife Jordyn Blum are expecting their second child together.

The new baby will join big sis Violet Maye, who will turn 3 in April.

Dave, who was in Nirvana with Kurt Cobain, often talks about the impact his daughter has had on his career. "No more than two weeks out on the road, that's the new rule," he told the Guardian. "Violet's the light at the end of the tunnel. And everything benefits. Musically I'm in a place I've never been 'cause there's no fear, I'm not afraid to write anything any more. A lot of that has to do with the big picture - having a child and realizing that life's too short to be afraid of a piano ballad."

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Music Acts On TV

Pop Acts On TV This Week
Posted on October 26, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Lance Bass, who competes in 'Dancing with the Stars' (ABC) on Monday and Tuesday and visits 'Chelsea Lately' (Comedy Central) on Wednesday.

Eric Hutchinson, who performs on 'The Bonnie Hunt Show' (Syndicated) on Tuesday.

Pink, who visits 'Today' (NBC) and 'Total Request Live' (MTV) on Tuesday, 'The View' (ABC) on Wednesday, and 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' (NBC) on Thursday.

Selena Gomez, who visits 'Rachael Ray' (Syndicated) on Tuesday.

Celine Dion, who visits 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' (Syndicated) on Tuesday.

Gavin DeGraw, who performs on 'Last Call with Carson Daly' (NBC) on Wednesday.

Ashley Tisdale, who visits 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (Syndicated) on Wednesday.

Corbin Bleu, who appears on 'The Bonnie Hunt Show' (Syndicated) on Thursday.

Natasha Bedingfield, who visits 'TRL' (MTV) on Thursday.

Mariah Carey, who visits 'Rachael Ray' (Syndicated) on Thursday.

Lindsay Lohan, who continues her guest stint on 'Ugly Betty' (ABC) on Thursday.

David Cook, who is musical guest on 'Saturday Night Live' (NBC).

John Mellencamp, Good Morning America (ABC).

k.d. lang, Good Morning America (ABC).

Anastacia, The Graham Norton Show (BBC America).

Rock Acts On TV This Week
Posted on October 26, 2008 at 9:14 pm

Annuals, who perform on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' (NBC) on Monday.

Saving Abel, who perform on 'Last Call with Carson Daly' (NBC) on Monday.

Matt Rubano of Taking Back Sunday, who guest hosts 'Steven's Untitled Rock Show' (Fuse)Monday thru Friday.

Cold War Kids, who perform on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' (NBC) on Tuesday.

X, who perform on 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' (CBS) on Tuesday.

The Black Crowes, who perform on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' (NBC) on Tuesday.

Alkaline Trio, who perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (ABC) on Tuesday.

Darker My Love, who visit 'The Daily Habit' (Fuel) on Tuesday.

Ryan Adams, who performs on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' (CBS) on Wednesday.

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TI actually does something legal having to do with guns, remains sexy while doing so.

Film on gun violence features T.I., Andrew Young

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ATLANTA (AP) — Former United Nations ambassador Andrew Young, an advocate for peace around the world, is now taking aim at gun violence in the U.S. through a new TV documentary that focuses on the rapper T.I. — a young man making amends for federal firearms offenses.

Young premiered the hour-long film, "Walking With Guns," on Sunday in Atlanta. It includes extensive footage of the Grammy-winning artist visiting a rehabilitation hospital in New York to meet patients paralyzed by gang violence. The film also shows T.I. and Young telling young people how to avoid violence, and follows a former gang member who is now a social activist.

The film, part a series called "Andrew Young Presents," is expected to begin airing Nov. 2 on TV stations around the country.

"Violence would still be around without guns," T.I. said to over 400 attendees during a question-and-answer session after the screening. "But there would be an increased value of life."

The 76-year-old Young — a veteran civil rights activist who went on to become a Georgia congressman, President Carter's ambassador to the U.N. and Atlanta's mayor — began filming this year shortly after he began to mentor T.I., 28. The rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, pleaded guilty to several charges last March and was sentenced to prison time, community service and supervised home detention. His community service includes warning young people about the pitfalls of guns, gangs and drugs.

"Some of my colleagues are disappointed with me taking this young man in," Young said of T.I. "But sometimes us old folks have to shut up and listen to the young folks to understand where they are coming from."


Prince of Persia?

Following a long weekend back in the States, Jake Gyllenhaal was spotted arriving at Heathrow Airport in London on Monday (October 27) to resume his filming obligations.

The 27-year-old has been staying in the UK for the past few months as he works on his role in the new movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

The flick is “based on the video game, which follows an adventurous prince who teams up with a rival princess to stop an angry ruler from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy the world.

As previously reported by Gossip Girls, Jake’s also been dealing with the recent announcement of his parent’s divorce, as he and sister Maggie’s mother Naomi Foner has filed for divorce from their father, Stephen Gyllenhaal.

Irreconcilable differences were cited as the reason for the split, which comes following 30 years of marriage.

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Taylor Kitsch talks hockey and Friday Night Lights with The Sporting News

What's hotter than Taylor Kitsch playing Tim Riggins? Taylor Kitsch playing hockey...

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INTERVIEW: Friday Night Lights Star Taylor Kitsch Talks Hockey, Future Of Show
Monday, October 27, 2008 Posted By Chris Littmann 9:30 AM

Like The White Shadow long ago, and Sports Night a decade ago, Friday Night Lights is one of those shows that takes sports as the spine of a series and makes for a really compelling watch.

On Friday, I had a chance to chat with Lights star Taylor Kitsch, who plays Dillon Panther Tim Riggins. Read on to find out about his passion for hockey, his role on the show and its future.

Littmann: Thanks for taking a break to answer some questions. Before we get to the show, let’s talk about your personal favorite sport: hockey. This has to be a great time of the year for you with the NHL season under way again. Are you catching a lot of the early-season action? With no team in the area, what do you do to keep up?

Kitsch: Yeah, I think I’m the only one in Austin with the hockey package. If I do miss the games, because I get home at like 1, 2 in the morning, I’ll just go over on TSN and what not to watch the highlights.

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OLD PEOPLE NEWS: Ed Asner wants to spill the real dirt, but no one will let him.

Not that anyone should need convincing. No man has won more Emmys for performance than Asner, who has seven. It is not hard to make the case that, in the world of TV particularly, he has been the preeminent actor of his generation.

"If you got me there to deliver the line and to demonstrate what I'm feeling and what I'm projecting in terms of dialog, you've got the right party," he said.

So why can't we read about it, particularly since bookstore shelves overflow with the biographies of lesser lights? You'd think that Asner, the son of a scrap metal dealer who went on to star in one of TV's best comedies ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show"), one of the best dramas ("Lou Grant") and two of the best miniseries ("Roots" and "Rich Man, Poor Man") would have some great yarns to spin. Not only from his time in front of the camera but behind it. He has been a president of the Screen Actors Guild and a sometimes-controversial activist for social justice.

It's come up, Asner said about a biography. "I had two feeble attempts earlier and they were not gratifying."

The first time, he said, he couldn't convince publishers that the writer he had in mind was right for the book.

The second time, the writer submitted a sample chapter to the publisher about Asner's spat with the late, right-leaning Charlton Heston. "The attitudes of the agents and publishers by this point had turned so much more conservative, half of them rejected it forcibly. Didn't want to hear about it." The writer became so depressed he suffered a nervous breakdown, Asner said.

Maybe it's just as well no biography is written, he said. He would not want to tell half-truths, suppress his anger, harm innocent people or shy away from naming names. "It seems a waste of time to do a biography which, to me, is cheating."

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Miley Cyrus Takes Breakout to Berlin

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Miley promoting Breakout in Berlin, Germany earlier today

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Arranged Marriage:

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"Justin is the guy Miley’s parents see her settling down with a few years down the line. He’s handsome, talented, clean-living, goes to church and knows his Bible - a real catch.”

*Also here's Miley dressed up as Hannah in Concert with whatshisface:


T.I. Remixes NBC Theme, Drops Documentary; remains sexy while doing so

T.I. was selected by NBC to remix their famous "Peacock" chime as part of their "Chime In" campaign. The 75-year-old theme for the network is also being remixed by B-52’s, B.B. King, Clint Black, Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora. In an attempt to make their commercial breaks more "entertaining" the new remixes will air at the top and bottom of the hour.

In T.I. legal related news, T.I. is the star of a new TV documentary called "Walking With Guns." Premièring yesterday in Atlanta, the hour-long film centers around T.I.'s conviction for attempting to buy machine guns and silencers. The documentary follows TIP as he visits hospitals, meets with victims of gang violence and his tour across the country telling the youth the danger of associating and possessing guns, all of which are part of his plea agreement. T.I. will serve a one-year sentence in federal prison in March of next year.

In T.I. music related news, T.I. recently had a concert with Ludacris and B.o.B. During the show T.I. performed "On Top Of The World" with Luda and B.oB. The track appears on T.I.'s new album Paper Trail, which is in stores now.




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Britney Spears Biopic

Pop star Britney Spears is in discussion to star in a film based on her turbulent life in the recording industry.

British director Phil Griffin, who has produced music videos for Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab” and “Back to Black,” is set spearhead the proposed biopic, the Daily Mail reported Monday.

“It’s the film everyone will be queuing to see. It will be dark and gritty – charting Britney’s devastating falls including her head-shaving ordeal and her traumatic custody battle for her two children,” a spy says.

“Let’s just say, it will not be for the faint-hearted. But it will also show the highs along her incredible life journey.”

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casting call for "dreamgirls" to be postponed out of respect for jennifer hudson

John Breglio, producer of the upcoming 2009 national tour of Dreamgirls, announced today the open casting call is being postponed from Saturday, November 1, 2008, to Saturday, November 22, 2008.

The talent search for the new "Dreams" will still take place at the Apollo Theater.

"Due to the horrific personal tragedy Jennifer Hudson is undergoing, we feel this is not the time for a talent search for a role that is so closely connected with her," said producer John Breglio. "Our prayers and thoughts are with Ms. Hudson and her family at this tragic time."


Well, that's nice. Was anyone planning on attending these?

Also, my thoughts and prayers go out to Jennifer Hudson and her family. What a terrible tragedy. :[
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Blake Lively's Sister: "I Love Penn"

Robyn Lively is totally thrilled about little sister Blake Lively’s romance with Gossip Girl co-star Penn Badgely. And at LA’s Chateau Marmont on Oct. 26, before the FilmAid International benefit screening of All About Eve, she told Life & Style that so is the rest of her family. “We love Penn,” Robin, 36, said. “They've known each other since they were kids. My mom used to manage him years ago. We adore him.”

Does Robyn see the nearly-a-year romance between Blake and Penn, both 21, turning into something permanent?

"Who knows?" she said. “All I have to say is I wouldn't be upset. I do love him."


Can't wait for tonight's episode!
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Daniel Radcliffe jogs in NYC


Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe goes for an afternoon jog in New York City on Monday.

The 19-year-old actor is currently starring in Broadway play Equus at the Broadhurst Theatre. The production will run for a limited engagement through February 8th, 2009.

Check out the new trailer below for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” Trailer! Initially set to be released on November 21, the sure-to-be blockbuster film has been pushed back to a July 17, 2009.

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JADE GOODY leans despairingly on her mum after her latest chemo session for cervical cancer.

The reality TV star looked exhausted and drawn after her fourth bout of treatment.

She repeatedly gagged and slumped in pain on mum Jackiey Budden as they left the Royal Marsden Hospital in London’s Chelsea on Friday.

Jade, 27, who had a hysterectomy last month, has been given a 50/50 chance of survival after learning the cancer has spread to tissue surrounding vital abdominal organs.

Her agent said: “Jade takes each day as it comes and Friday was a bad day but she had her mum there for support.

“Jade is four weeks into her first six-week bout of treatment.”

Jade — who gave her consent for our pictures to be taken — has been resting at home in Upshire, Essex.


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How Colin Farrell Dropped 44 POUNDS!!

Image and video hosting by TinyPicColin Farrell lived on black coffee, Diet Coke and two tins of tuna a day to perfect a skeletal look on the set of new movie Triage.

The Irish actor shed 44 pounds (19.9 kilograms) for the movie and admits his decision wasn't "healthy" or "advisable".

And he needed the caffeine just to get the energy boost he needed to act.

He says, "It was kind of depressing... For a short space of time, it was grand. It was just calorie counting wasn't a particularly healthy way of doing it."

And Farrell insists it wasn't hard to put the weight back on: "I just ate like a pig.".

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Battle of the Pop Divas

So, this morning we revealed that the charts will soon be resembling a high-glamour version of the Topshop changing rooms at 3pm on a Saturday, as Britney, Christina, Leona and Beyonce all release singles on the same day. The four ladies have sold approximately 378 billion-million-zillion records between them in the past (we counted) – but who’ll come out on top this time, when their singles hit the shops on 3 November?

Well, the smart money’s on Britney – HMV spokesman Gennaro Castaldo reckons her big comeback single Womanizer is likely-ish to pip the others to the post. “We haven’t had a heavyweight chart battle like this for a while,” he says. “It’s wide open but you have to fancy Britney, perhaps just ahead of Leona.” Let’s look at the facts – Britney’s Womanizer is definitely the most talked about of the four songs – and it has a steamy video (when heatworld took its bi-annual trip to the gym the other day, every man in the room suddenly stopped their sweaty grunting to gaze at Britters when the video came on…and probably did an altogether different kind of sweaty grunting when they got home).

Britney's old rival Christina, on the other hand, is releasing a track called Keeps Gettin’ Better – it's the title track from her Greatest tits Hits collection – and she’s certainly been doing lots of promotion for it, parading around in a succession of skimpy outfits.

Beyonce can’t be ruled out either – her quirky ballad, If I Were A Boy, is a bit of a departure for her, and could draw in a few new fans.

And finally, our very own Leona is, amazingly, the biggest-selling artist of the year in the US, and her single, Forgive Me, is more up-tempo than her usual fare. Plus, with The X Factor fever in the air, she might be on people’s minds. So, who are you backing in the big race for the top?


Cast your votes, ONTD. I bet it's Leona. Though Sasha Fierce is fierce. Ha who am i kidding with my Wonderwoman Britney icon.

BTW this is on the UK. But it's a battle anyway.

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King Douche blogs about James, D'arcy, and the most anticlimactic 20th Anniversary tour ever

"I've noticed in the run-up to the tour a few indications that seem to think that we are sentimental in announcing our 20th anniversary extravaganza. When you see the total set-list, particularly for the black crosses and white sunshine shows (or is it the other way round?), I don't think terms like 'harkening back' or 'sentimental' will be the words that will come to mind. This tour is a celebration of where we are, not where we've been. We are HERE! (With a big smile and a foot in your back) Enjoy it if you will, we realize its not for everybody."

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Jason Statham Does Something Not Titled 'Crank' or 'Transporter'

Statham, Rourke board ’13 Tzameti’ remake

Mickey Rourke, 50 Cent and Jason Statham are set to star alongside Sam Riley in Géla Babluani’s remake of his own French thriller “13 Tzameti.”

Variety says Babluani also wrote the script for the English version, which follows a man who gets a hold of a mysterious package with a set of instructions leading to a fortune.

Endeavor holds the North American distribution rights for the remake, which is titled “13” and is set to head into principal photography later this year.

Rourke will next be seen in Darren Aronofsky’s acclaimed sports drama “The Wrestler.” 50 Cent was last seen in “Righteous Kill,” and recently wrapped filming for “Streets of Blood.”

As for Statham, his upcoming projects include “Crank 2: High Voltage” and “Transporter 3.” He most recently starred in “Death Race.”

“13 Tzameti” snatched the Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Sundance Festival.


This is a few days old, but I never saw it posted. Plus, it always gives me an excuse to post my gif. I totally saw this in someone's ONTD gif folder one day on Flickr or something and it made my day. I showed my friends. Thanks whoever you are!

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2 of ONTD's favorite men star together in ....wait for it... satirical videogame?

CAMBRIDGE– October 27, 2008 – D3Publisher (D3P) today announced that award-winning Hollywood actors Will Arnett, best known to audiences for his roles on television’s “30 Rock” and “Arrested Development,” and Neil Patrick Harris, currently appearing on television’s “How I Met Your Mother,” will voice the main characters in Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard™. This original third-person shooter with a sense of humour is anticipated for release in Q1 2009 for PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®.

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...because if there's anyone ONTD needs more of, it's Tracy Morgan/Jordan


New York magazine did a profile on Tracy in anticipation of 30 Rock's 3rd season premiere this Thursday (on NBC!  at 9:30/8:30 Central!  after that less-funny sitcom that was ripped off from a more-funny-than-the-American-version British sitcom!).  It's kind of TL;DR (for ONTD, anyway, it's actually a pretty short article), so I've included the best bits after the cut.

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Dancing’s Julianne Hough to Undergo Surgery for Endometriosis

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Two-time Dancing with the Stars champJulianne Hough, who was hospitalized last week with stomach pains, has been diagnosed with endometriosis and will undergo surgery to remove her appendix.

“After consulting with her doctor, this was the course of treatment that was recommended,” says a statement on Hough’s web site.

Hough, 20, who also is a budding country music artist, will provide more details of her treatment on Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars, when she performs with partner Cody Linley, the statement says.

Endometriosis, a relatively common–but often painful–medical condition found in 5 percent to 10 percent of women, is the development of uterine-lining tissue outside the uterus on the surfaces of organs, such as the appendix, in the pelvis or abdomen.

Suffering what were described as “slight stomach pains,” Hough was taken by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after the Oct. 21 results show. The next day she said she was “fine” with what she called “stomach problems.”



On October 27, People.com announced that Julianne Hough has been diagnosed with endometriosis and will undergo surgery to have her appendix removed.  She announced on the October 27th performance show that she will bow out of the competition until she recovers, temporarily handing over partner Cody Linley to Edyta Śliwińska.


Chad Micheal Murray outs Sophia Bush & James Lafferty's relationship... when they didnt want him to.

Actor Chad Michael Murray plays Luke Scott on the hit CW series One Tree Hill, which airs Mondays at 9pm.
In its fifth season, the series took a creative risk and jumped four years into the future -- something recently mimicked by Desperate Housewives. One Tree Hill is now in its sixth season and there are questions as to whether there will be a seventh season next year. (The actors are only under contract for six). In his current storyline, Luke is now engaged to Peyton (Hilarie Burton). He's a two-time published fiction author and coaches basketball at his alma mater Tree Hill High School. Peyton is now in charge of her own record label.
A native New Yorker, Murray's previous film credits include Dawson's Creek, A Cinderella Story, House of Wax, Home of the Brave and Freaky Friday.

Chad also speaks about working with his ex-wife Sophia Bush, in which he confirms the rumors that she and their co-star James Lafferty are dating:

"Now it's just easy, you know you're just friends
and she's got James and James and I are friends, so it's like one of those things..."



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Rachel Weisz looking FABULOUS


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I fucking love her. Rachel and Clive Owen need to be in a movie together, STAT.

Rachel Weisz attends the UK premiere of The Brothers Bloom with costar Robbie Coltrane during the BFI 52nd London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on Monday in London.

The 37-year-old British actress accessorized her look with a classic pair of Prada pumps and and cocktail ring from Solange Azagury Partridge. The neckline of Rachel’s dress was beautifully folded over like origami. Turn her around and there’s a flirtatious flip of fabric riding on the rump. Gorgeous.

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This year has been a different summer in Hollywood for actors from television. After the prolonged strike by screenwriters which forced many series to interrupt their filming for months, production was resumed at full speed with little time to rest. The actors of CSI: Miami are among those who have worked all summer long.

Adam Rodriguez, Agent Delko on CSI: Miami, the most popular TV series in the world, is looking to travel abroad again. Eva La Rue, the officer Natalia Boa Vista, is "in love" and hopes for the next romantic getaway with her fiance Joe.

In this interview, we talk about their favorite destinations and give a brief overview of what the city of Los Angeles can offer its visitors. Exclusively for Spain, the two actors tell us what they did on their last vacations.

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I can hardly stand how sexy they are.  The only reason I watch CSI: Miami is for them in hopes that TPTB will love me and give these two a steamy sex scene.
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Stop Calling Our Ugly Daughter ,Ugly!!!!!

Jordan shocked by cruel jibes at her baby daughter

Glamour model Katie Price is furious over a cruel website mocking Princess

Jordan’s said to be furious that a popular website has a page displaying insults of her beloved daughter. She’s already had to battle a publication’s mean jokes at her disabled son Harvey’s expense, so it's a terrible shock.

The web page features a picture of Jordan, 30, with one-year-old Princess under the heading: ‘Um, is there something wrong with Katie Price’s Daughter?’

Visitors to the forum are encouraged to leave comments on the little girl’s appearance.

One post reads: ‘Sorry, but she’s really ugly. She’s got Katie’s nose, eyes and mouth.’ Another writes: ‘That’s a very strange-looking child. Weird. I haven’t seen anything like it. I didn’t know ET had a twin – LOL.’


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Bond box office seen critic and recession-proof

At times fictional superspy 007 seems to be bullet-proof.

The new James Bond film "Quantum of Solace" may prove critic-and recession-proof too when it hits British cinemas this week and U.S. theatres on November 14, box office trackers predict. The second Bond movie with Daniel Craig as the suave secret agent is expected to build on the success of 2006's "Casino Royale," despite economic pressures on movie-goers and agreement among critics that the earlier film was comfortably the better.


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Weekly Spoiler Chat!

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Rumors are flying that Gossip Girl's Serena (Blake Lively) and Blair (Leighton Meester) are hooking up, that 90210's Kelly (Jennie Garth) and Brenda (Shannen Doherty) are breaking up (and clawing up?) and what's this about Grey's Anatomy's Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Melissa George dabbling in a little same-sex somethin'-somethin', too?

Our weekly installment of all the juicy, inside TV dish you aren't supposed to know is right here—on shows like Grey's Anatomy, Heroes, One Tree Hill, Desperate Housewives and more—courtesy of your questions...


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who got the AX on Scream Queens?

Nine remaining actresses compete for the role of a lifetime in SAW VI. Series judge Shawnee Smith, along with brutally honest casting director Kelly Wagner, evaluate the girls on their first impressions and send 2 of them off for much needed make-overs. One cast member's self-confidence takes a major hit, while another struggles to find her place in the competition. At this week's director's challenge, a movie poster photo shoot, the girls get tested on their ability to sell a film with a single look and while some shine, one of the girls' Diva attitude gets her in trouble with the judges.

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AMC TV Presents...

Greatest Villians
Movie heroes win our hearts with their courage (and their good looks), but movie villains captivate our imaginations with their shameless duplicity and disregard for the rules.  We can't revere them, but we also can't help but enjoy them.  Here are the best of the worst. [Text by Michael Rowin]

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Vote for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's New Movie Poster!

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In one week, the few of you who are over 18 and don’t have a criminal record will get the chance to vote in the biggest presidential election we’re likely to see in our lifetime. But voting is fun, so why stop there? Fox Searchlight is having another survey to let us choose the movie poster, this time for 500 DAYS OF SUMMER. The movie stars the gorgeous Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (who I’m sure is equally attractive.) In the film, Levitt plays “Tom, a hapless greeting card copywriter and hopeless romantic, is blindsided after his girlfriend Summer (Deschanel) dumps him, he shifts back and forth through various periods of their 500 days “together” to try to figure out where things went wrong.”

You can only vote once, so make it count! I already made my choice, but in the spirit of democracy I’m keeping it confidential.

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Kristen Stewart steps out of her trailer on the set of her latest movie, Welcome to the Rileys, on Thursday in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The 18-year-old Twilight star is featured on the November cover of Asia’s First Magazine. Kristen said of the film’s fanbase, “From what’s happening on the Internet, we knew Twilight was big, but it was only at Comic-Con that we grasped what a huge deal it is. That was the first physical manifestation of the madness!”

The blood-sucking feature film, Twilight, which has an exclusive TV spot on Fandango.com, opens in theaters on November 21st.

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Angelina Jolie Hits Hollywood Film Festival

Director Clint Eastwood keeps wraps around his leading lady Angelina Jolie at Hollywood Film Festival’s Gala Ceremony held at Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Eastwood was honored with the Hollywood Film Festival’s director of the year award at the festivals awards gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Angie and Clint’s new movie, Changeling, opens in theaters everywhere on Halloween.

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Paramount fast-tracks Footloose

Having tabled this project for quite some time, Paramount is finally moving on Footloose.

After watching Zac Efron and director Kenny Ortega deliver a $42 million opening weekend for "High School Musical 3," Paramount Pictures has fast-tracked "Footloose," hoping to get the film ready for Efron and Ortega to start production next spring.

The studio has brought on "Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist" director Peter Sollett to rewrite the Jon Hartmere script and hired Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to join Dylan Sellers as producer.

Unlike "HSM3," "Footloose" will aim for an older teen and adult demo. Efron is just about set in a deal that will pay him a mid-seven-figure salary and give him script approval.

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 Kitty cat Ali Lohan shows off her midriff in a sheer white tank at Animal Fair Magazine’s Halloween Pet Costume Party on Monday in New York City.

The 14-year-old younger sister of Lindsay Lohan was joined by momager Dina. The event benefited the Humane Society of New York.

In related news, TMZ reports Ali filed a petition to get court approval to work with Maloof Music.

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The Girls Next Door on life after the Mansion

Hey, remember when Kendra first moved into the mansion and Holly was all like, “Fuck this stupid little bitch, wandering around like she owns the fucking place. This is my world. I built this.”?

Well, turnabout is fair play.

Fast-forward in this vid to the Kendra interview, where she basically starts talking about what ungrateful little whores the new Hef girlfriends are, and then decides to stop herself when her publicist starts giving her dirty looks.

You know what I cannot wait for?

The Kendra Wilkinson tell-all.

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I love this woman.

With only weeks to go before her due date, Naomi Watts is the picture of pregnancy bliss. The 40-year-old actress showed off her incredibly rounded stomach and her gorgeous 15-month-old son Alexander during a stroll through the East Village of New York City on Monday.

Dressed in a black blouse, cropped jacket, denim skirt and black leather boots, Naomi looked ready to pop as she shared a laugh with her bundle of joy in her arms.

Since announcing her pregnancy earlier this year, the expectant star has been taking a break from her film career to prepare for the upcoming birth….sometime in early December.

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Smack that.

Notorious skirt-chaser Jared Leto showed up at Foxtail in West Hollywood on Oct. 21 for a burlesque-themed party brimming with girls in skimpy outfits. The "Chapter 27" star, with hair slicked back in a ponytail, wasn't shy about grabbing one girl's plastic whip and giving her a firm smack across the butt. That's some pickup technique you got there, Jared!


And Jared in LA with DNC

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Fox has locked the Jonas Brothers to make their feature starring debut in "Walter the Farting Dog." Based on a bestselling series of books by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray, the film is being adapted by Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen into a family film that will revolve around Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas, as well as their younger brother Frankie.

The title character in the "Walter" books is a fat dog with severe flatulence. The brothers play musicians whose parents are asked to care for the dog by an aunt just before she passes away.

"By the time they’ve driven the dog home, everybody’s head is out the window of the family station wagon but Frankie, and only because he has a serious sinus problem and doesn’t notice the stench coming from Walter," said Peter Farrelly.

While his brothers play music, Frankie and the gaseous hound get involved in a plot that involves liberating a koi fish and thwarting jewel thieves.

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6-8 NFL players under investigation for steroids

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NEW YORK (AP) -Six to eight players are under investigation by the NFL for violating the league's drug policy by taking a weight-loss diuretic that is considered a masking agent for steroids.

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