November 17th, 2008

Prince does not like the gays

Prince Says God Against Homosexuality

It's been known for more than five years that Prince is a Jehovah's Witness who goes door-to-door trying to win converts to the austere faith, as mentioned in this week's New Yorker. Less appreciated: the musician's growing distance from the liberal artistic values that pervade show business, despite his move to Los Angeles seven years ago. As Claire Hoffman writes, Prince has a budding relationship with Christian conservative media mogul Philip Anschutz, of Denver, and seems to be opposed to gay marriage and adoption. These can' be popular views among Prince's fellow California-based rockers:

When asked about his perspective on social issues—gay marriage, abortion—Prince tapped his Bible and said, “God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, and he just cleared it all out. He was, like, ‘Enough.’ ”

If Prince wants to get attention for his views, airing them amid nationwide demonstrations against the passage of a California anti-gay-marriage initiative will probably do the trick. What that does for the "celibate" musician's sales and popularity is another matter.

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The Neverending Pregnancy

ET has learned the truth behind rumors that Ashlee Simpson-Wentz has given birth to her baby!

Ashlee's rep tells ET the report that triggered rumors on the Internet is not true, adding, "It is a pure fabrication."

Pete called in to MTV's TRL finale to respond to the false reports, saying, "Nothing's happened yet, contrary to what the internet tells you."



Ugly Betty star Becki Newton and her husband, The Starter Wife actor Chris Diamantopoulos, spend the day along Miami Beach before attending the 2008 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Fontainebleau Hotel. Check out the sensuous massage Chris, 33, gave Becki, 30, a massage after their romantic walk together!

FYI: The couple first met underground! Becki has shared, “[Chris and I] actually met in Times Square on the subway platform. I was walking one way… and he was walking the other way. So we walked by each other and we had that moment where we looked at each other. And I started laughing because he was cute and he busted me checking him out. I kept walking and 30 seconds later, I felt a little tap on my shoulder. He said, ‘Excuse me, I think I might be lost.’ I said, ‘Mmm, I don’t think you are.’ He said, ‘Maybe you’re lost?’ I said, ‘No.’ And he said, ‘This area’s very confusing, maybe we should just figure this out together.’” After riding the subway together, Chris asked Becki if she wanted to see him onstage in The Full Monty. She recalls, “He said, ‘I don’t want to be too forward but maybe you’d like to come see me naked on Broadway sometime.’ So I did and now we’re married.”

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guillermo del toro to make "pinocchio" movie

Guillermo del Toro’s developing with the Jim Henson Co. a darker version of the “Pinocchio” fairy tale as a stop-motion feature.

Project will be produced by JHC co-toppers Brian Henson and Lisa Henson along with senior VP Jason Lust. Del Toro will exec produce.

Del Toro’s working on the screenplay with Gris Grimly, who illustrated a 2002 version of “Pinocchio.” Grimly and Adam Parrish King will co-direct the film.

Del Toro disclosed the project in an interview with the website and said that it would take about three years to complete.

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McCartney hints at “mythical” Beatles track release

LONDON (Reuters) - An unreleased, experimental track by The Beatles could be made public 41 years after it was recorded at Abbey Road studios, ex-member Paul McCartney has said.

McCartney, one of two surviving members of arguably the most successful pop band in history, told BBC Radio that "Carnival of Light" was The Beatles at their most free, "going off piste."

"I said it would be great to put this on because it would show we were working with really avant-garde stuff," McCartney told Radio 4's Front Row culture show in an interview to be broadcast on Thursday.

He confirmed that he had a master tape of the track, which many Beatles fans assumed until now was a piece of musical myth, and added: "The time has come for it to get its moment."

The 14-minute track was made for an electronic music festival, the only occasion the music was played in public.

"I said all I want you to do is just wander around all the stuff, bang it, shout, play it, it doesn't need to make any sense," McCartney told the program.

"Hit a drum then wander on to the piano, hit a few notes, just wander around. So that's what we did and then put a bit of an echo on it. It's very free."

In order for Carnival of Light to be released, McCartney would have to get the agreement of Ringo Starr and the estates of John Lennon and George Harrison. According to the BBC, McCartney had wanted to include the track on The Beatles' Anthology compilations in the mid-1990s, but the rest of the band vetoed the idea.

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Paps Catch Jennifer Ellison Topless During A Romantic Getaway

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Chalk up another victory for the vanity vandals known as the Paparazzi. The relentless camera cohorts caught an unsuspecting Jennifer Ellison with her bikini top off while she was away on a private vacation with her beau Robbie tickle to celebrate the couple's new engagement.

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Do You Think Jennifer's Getaway Photos Were Staged?

Yup (She's Just Trying To Sell A Few More Calendars Before XMas)
No (This is Jennifer Ellison not Heidi Montage)
Maybe (It's weird that she's covering up but it doesn't look like she knows the cameras are there)

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Is Rihanna having Chris Brown's spawn?

So I was just driving home from the bank and I was listening to my local radio station, Hot 99.5 (out of DC), and I was informed that Rihanna is pregnant. The girl's exact quote was

"I said this months ago and no one wanted to believe me but it has now been confirmed that Rihanna is pregnant with Chris Brown's baby."

Now "confirmed" where, I'm not sure. I looked around and saw nothing but maybe she knows something we don't? I'm not sure. But I just thought I should mention it in case it is true.

source = my radio, my ears, and 99.5.

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James McAvoy Honoured at the Variety Club


James McAvoy and wife Anne-Marie Duff hit the 56th annual Variety Club Showbiz Awards on Sunday at London’s Grovesnor House

The 29-year-old Scottish stud was honored with the Variety Club’s film award at the bash for his acclaimed performances in The Last King Of Scotland, Atonement and comic book thriller Wanted.

Sir Michael Caine, 75, picked up the prize for outstanding contribution to show business. The ceremony will be broadcast on Sky1 on Sunday, November 30.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of James McAvoy’s new hairstyle — HOT or NOT?

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Get Outta Here Cheyenne Jackson

OMFG - Cheyenne to star in "Mormon Musical," from creators of "South Park!!!!!!"

It's a good thing Trey Parker and Matt Stone like controversy because it sounds like they're in for quite a lot of it with their newest project - a Broadway musical based on the lives and loves of Mormon's! After getting their lyrical feet wet with an Oscar nominated song from 1999's "South Park:Bigger, Longer & Uncut," Trey & Matt - along with 'Avenue Q' co-creator Jeff Marx - have finally settled on a script and are workshopping their new production aptly titled, "Mormon Musical."

Oh, and did I mention that Cheyenne Jackson - one of Broadway's most beloved actors - is the star of the potentially polarizing show? Yes, that brick wall of a man gave me the first show scoop at Friday's Out 100 Party, where he was honored. "It's hilarious - very acerbic and biting. It offends everybody but does what 'South Park' does best, which is by the end it comes around and has something great to say," Cheyenne told Pop Wrap.

"I play the main missionary, Elder something," he said, straining to recall the name of his character. But the biggest unknown still is who else will be joining the cast. When I asked Cheyenne what other actors would be co-starring, all he would say (through the world's largest grin) is, "a lot of people - all amazing." That naturally leads me to believe "Mormon Musical" is about to become one of the most star-studded shows to hit Broadway in years!

The show starts rehearsals in December, so expect to see it on the Great White Way sometime in 2009!

Full interview - where he talks about short shorts and that famous quote - at the SOURCE

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The Jonas Brothers talk Christmas

The Jonas Brothers – (from left) Kevin, Joe and Nick – can't wait to celebrate Christmas this year at their new Dallas home. "We're huuuge Christmas fans," says Kevin (with dad Kevin Sr., mom Denise, 8-year-old brother Frankie and Nick's dog Elvis in an L.A. studio). One of their treasured traditions? Helping Mom with her cookie-making, which is a "five-day event."

When it comes to his favorite Christmas tree ornament, Nick, 16, looks to his past as a theater kid. "I love the ones I have from when I was in (a Broadway production of) A Christmas Carol, especially the Ghost of Christmas Past. Those are good memories for me," he says.


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Propagandhi completes new album, prepares to tour

Winnipeg's Propagandhi have announced through their website that they have completed the recording of their new album, which will follow 2005's Potemkin City Limits. The band says,

For the first time in the last 10 years we have completed a record on schedule!! It is a killer record!! Everything went really well. We’re really excited for everyone to hear it. We will begin touring all over the place in February 2009!! Prepare yourself!!
As previously reported, the band plans to release the record through Fat Wreck Chords.



Bruce Springsteen 'Dreams' Big On New Album


November 17, 2008 , 10:05 AM ET
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As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's new album, "Working on a Dream," will arrive Jan. 27 via Columbia. Excerpts from the title track debuted during NBC's NFL halftime show last night (Nov. 16).

The album includes 12 new songs plus the bonus tracks "The Wrestler" (from the Mickey Rourke-starring film of the same name) and "A Night With the Jersey Devil" (which Springsteen gave away free online on Halloween).

As with 2007's "Magic," Springsteen worked with producer Brendan O'Brien on basic tracks and brought in the E Street Band as needed during tour breaks. "All the songs were written quickly -- we usually used one of our first few takes," he says.

Springsteen and company will return to live duty Feb. 1 as part of the Super Bowl XLIII halftime show in Tampa, Fla.

Here is the track list for "Working on a Dream":

"Outlaw Pete"
"My Lucky Day"
"Working on a Dream"
"Queen of the Supermarket"
"What Love Can Do"
"This Life"
"Good Eye"
"Tomorrow Never Knows"
"Life Itself"
"Kingdom of Days"
"Surprise, Surprise"
"The Last Carnival"

Bonus tracks:
"The Wrestler"
"A Night With the Jersey Devil"


"Queen of the Supermarket"? Really, Bruce?

More on Rosie's Variety Show

Can NBC, Rosie Revive Variety?

Liza Minnelli Lends Star Power to Effort

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Having already revolutionized daytime talk and reinvigorated “The View,” Rosie O’Donnell is now hoping to resurrect one of television’s storied genres: the variety show.

It’s a tall order—which may be one reason Ms. O’Donnell has enlisted some serious showbiz firepower for her Nov. 26 NBC special, dubbed “Rosie Live.”

“Liza Minnelli will be on the show,” Ms. O’Donnell revealed last week in an exclusive interview with TelevisionWeek. “It’s showbiz royalty. I couldn’t do it without her.”

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Will the Real Michelle Williams Please Stand Up?

Michelle Williams Misidentified by the Associated Press

News is spreading that the father of "Brokeback Mountain" actress Michelle Williams is being extradited to the U.S. and sources such as the Huffington Post are sourcing the Associated Press. Meanwhile the AP is using an image of the wrong Michelle Williams. There are two famous Michelle Williamses: One is an African American R & B singer; the other is the fair-skinned "Dawson’s Creek" beauty who has a daughter, Matilda Rose, with the late actor Heath Ledger.

Apparently, the AP confused the two.


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It's hard to believe, but it's true: Superstars Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Drake Hogestyn (John) are the first two casualties of DAYS's massive budget cuts. In an exclusive interview with Soap Opera Digest, Executive Producer Ken Corday says, "The couple will be happily reunited after a long period of angst and separation and will be off-screen after January for an unknown period of time. It was a very tough decision to make." To see what else the exec has to say about the popular duo — and the show’s recent pickup by NBC — be sure to pick up the next issue of Digest.


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Scarlett Johansson Inspires 'I Kissed a Girl'

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Some stars get fan mail. Scarlett Johansson got a platinum-certified single.

When told that her lips inspired Katy Perry to pen her hit "I Kissed A Girl," Johansson, who recently married Ryan Reynolds, tells December's Allure, "That's flattering, but my lips are kind of taken."

In fact, until Perry's melody was pointed out to her, "I had no idea [about the song]," says Johansson, 24. "I should get a cut!"

Yet when the topic of how she met Reynolds, 32, comes up, Johansson cuts off the conversation.

"Nobody knows.," she says. "It's private. It's our story."

And while she won't reveal the details of their past, Johansson does exhibit a carefree mindset toward the future.

"I always wanted to get married and have kids," she says. "I just never had any preconceived idea about what that would be like … My life seems to be happening naturally."

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Scarlett Johansson Opens Up About Feud With Lindsay Lohan

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Scarlett Johansson tells December's Allure she doesn't know why Lindsay Lohan doesn't like her.

"I really don’t know that person. I only met her, like, three times," says the actress, 23, who lost the lead role in The Parent Trap to Lohan when she was 13.

Lohan famously scrawled vulgar words about the actress on a Big Apple bathroom stall 2½ years ago.

"That's what I heard," Johansson says of the incident. "I don’t know what the motivation was behind that. I remember it was something really vulgar — I mean, shockingly so, like, 'Whoa, what, who are you?'"

Not everyone in Hollywood has a beef with the actress. Woody Allen once called her his muse.

But the Vicky Cristina Barcelona star tells Allure, "I don't inspire that work that Woody does. I'm just lucky to fit into the 'young woman' category in his movies. But make no mistake, I know that if it wasn't me, it would be someone else."

Johansson zipped her lips about a tattoo on her forearm.

"It's kind of personal," the star says. "It's a sunrise, and it makes me happy when I look at it."

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Brooke Shields: Lipstick Jungle Isn't Canceled

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Despite reports, Brooke Shields says her NBC drama Lipstick Jungle hasn't been scrapped.

"They thought that because My Own Worst Enemy has been shut down that the same thing had happened to us, and it's not true," she told reporters at Sunday's Kidsfest in NYC.

"They're not breaking down the sets," she added. "We’re still working. We still have more to do, so it's erroneously presented that we’ve been canceled, thank God.

"Our bosses are saying, 'You’re not canceled, don’t worry. We’re just trying to figure out how to make this make sense.'"

Shields said fans have already sent in tubes of lipstick to Jeff Zucker, president & CEO of NBC Universal, to show their support.

"It's been insane," she went on. "I think that the public outcry has been crazy, and it's kind of wonderful."

Is she optimistic for the show?

"I actually am," Shields said. "I mean, we're basically No. 1 if you look at DVR. And you look at all that. So the public is watching it.

"The problem that they have is it's not the same day live," she continued. "They just need to figure out how to reconcile advertisers' money because the advertisers don't want you fast forwarding commercials."

If the show gets canned, she said she'll be heartbroken.

"The family atmosphere and the excitement of being all together and working -- that’s the perk," she said. "I think they would be remiss if they decided not to continue next season."

Co-star Kim Raver (who also denied that the show's been canceled) said she would take the cancellation "really hard.

"The main thing is that me and Brooke and Lindsay [Price] have such a great time, not to sound corny," she said.

She added, "I think on Monday there are emergency meetings as to what's going to go on. But I know the executives are really pushing it and believe in it."

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South Park vs. Vampires

From the Comedy Central Press Release:

NEW YORK, November 17, 2008 – The Goth Kids at South Park Elementary face powerful rivals in an all-new episode of “South Park” titled, “The Ungroundable” premiering on Wednesday, November 19 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on COMEDY CENTRAL.

Butters is sure he’s seen a vampire at school but he can’t get anyone to listen to him. Meanwhile, the Goth Kids are angry and frustrated when the other kids can’t tell the difference between a Goth and a Vampire.

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I'm thinking this will be gold. And the timing is perfect!
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Tyra Banks Surprises Contestant With Sex Change Operation

Tyra Banks surprises Isis King, the first transgender contestant on America's Next Top Model, with sex reassignment surgery in an episode of her talk show to air Tuesday.

"This is not happening!" King, who was born Darrell Walls, says when Banks introduces her to Dr. Marci Bowers, a leading gender reassignment surgeon who has experienced the surgery herself. Bowers is paying for the surgery.

"[I feel] like I'm about to wake up," says King - who lived in a homeless shelter in Maryland before trying out for the show.

The 22-year-old hadn't gone under the knife yet because she couldn't afford the $20,000 to $35,000 price tag. Watch her tearfully explain putting off the surgery above.

"It's hard. I try not to think about it because it is something I'm really passionate about," she says. "I feel like I really was born in the wrong body, and it's just the one thing that makes me feel uncomfortable."

King wouldn't allow photos of herself as a male shown on the 11th season of ANTM, but reveals them for the first time on The Tyra Banks Show.

Why was she hesitant about the pictures?

"I look at it like yes, I'm the first transgender contestant, but okay, lets move past it now," King explains. "I'm just a woman trying to compete just like everyone else."


Miley to perform on finale of DWTS

ABC has confirmed the news OK! first reported last week — Miley Cyrus will be performing on the Nov. 25 finale for hit ABC show Dancing With the Stars.

According to the network, the teen star, who celebrates birthday #16 on Sunday, Nov. 23, will be on hand to perform her song, “Fly on the Wall,” the second single from her album, Breakout.

Miley will be the second in the Cyrus family to take to the DWTS stage. In 2007, her father, country superstar Billy Ray Cyrus, came in fifth place on the dancing competition's fourth season.

Hopefully for Miley, she'll be cheering on her Hannah Montana co-star — and current DWTS competitor — Cody Linley, who has to make it through tonight's final four to take a place in next week's finale.

To see Miley's performance, be sure to tune into Dancing With the Stars on Tues., Nov. 25 at 9:00p.m. ET on ABC.


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American Primitive Trailer

Starring: Tate Donovan, Josh Peck, Skye Cole Bartusiak, Stacey Dash, Danielle Sarve, and Adam Pascal.

1973, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Harry Goodhart, the British widower father, has come to Cape Cod to begin a new business and begin a new life where he can be accepted and live the life he wants. Recently widowed, he struggles to withhold a secret from his two teenage daughters that risks tearing their family apart.



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FRIDAY - TUESDAY Fri: 2:30, 4:45 & 7*
Sat: 4:45, 7 & 9
Sun: 4:45 & 7
Mon- Tues: 2:30, 4:45 & 7

The Cape Cinema presents the first public screening of American Primitive in an effort to raise final funds toward the future release of its world premiere. This poignant coming-of-age film centers on two young girls being raised by their father after their mother's death. He opens a store selling painted furniture (the "American Primitive" of the title) in conjunction with a friend with whom he shares a secret which threatens to tear the family apart. Set in the 1970s and beautifully shot on location on Cape Cod, the story is based on real events. The exciting ensemble cast features talents including Susan Anspach (Five Easy Pieces, Play It Again Sam); Adam Pascal (Rent); Tate Donovan (The O.C., Damages); Stacey Dash, (Clueless); Josh Peck (The Wackness, Drake & Josh); and James Sikking (Ordinary People, Hill Street Blues). (NR, USA, 96 mins.)


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Beckinsale won't dress down for husband

Kate Beckinsale has claimed that she always tries to look good around her husband.

The Underworld actress said she makes an effort with her appearance whenever she is with Len Wiseman to prevent their marriage from losing its "spice".

"I don't like to walk around wearing no make-up with my hair rolled on top of my head on my days off. I think my husband would be a bit upset if I did," she said.

"It's nice to feel like you're wooing the other person a bit, as once it degenerates into wearing yesterday's sweatpants and farting on the sofa, you lose a bit of the spice.

"You've got to keep up the seduction phase - it's fun," said the star, who married Wiseman in 2004.


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WHAT does a newly minted British movie star do when he hits New York?

Love and Pain and the Teenage Vampire Thing (November 2, 2008)

He heads straight to Brooklyn to visit Bedford-Stuyvesant, apparently.

“I visited the Marcy projects this afternoon,” said Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward Cullen, the handsome vegetarian vampire in the film “Twilight,” which opens Nov. 21. “It was great. Nobody noticed me at all.”

Mr. Pattinson, 22, said that visiting the old stamping ground of one of his musical idols, Jay-Z, brought back memories of his own earlier artistic endeavors.

“When I was 14, I fronted a rap trio,” he said late Sunday night at the Stanton Social, a dim, bustling tapas bar on the Lower East Side. Mr. Pattinson said the band was “pretty hard-core for three private school kids from suburban London.” He added, “And my mum’s, like, cramping our style, popping her head in to ask, ‘You boys want a sandwich?’ ”

Lying low in a hoodie and his ubiquitous black ski cap, Mr. Pattinson might have gone undetected in Brooklyn, but that may not be the case for long.

“In Rome there were absolute mobbings,” said the film’s director, Catherine Hardwicke, who, along with Jamie Marshall — her boyfriend and a producer of “Twilight” — had joined Mr. Pattinson for dinner. Ms. Hardwicke and Mr. Pattinson had just returned from an Italian press tour for the film adaptation of the novel for teenagers, the first in a series that has sold over 10 million copies and counting.

“I don’t know how many girls with braces tried to kiss Rob,” Ms. Hardwicke said.

“They’d ask, and if you said ‘no,’ they’d kiss you anyway,” said Mr. Pattinson, who is probably best known for his role as ill-fated Cedric Diggory in two Harry Potter films.

After macaroni and cheese and fish tacos, the group ambled over to the low-key Death & Co., a lounge on the Lower East Side, where Ms. Hardwicke sipped a raspberry and soda concoction and sketched Mr. Pattinson and her other tablemates on a napkin.

“One of my favorite parts of making the movie,” she said, “was watching Rob play the music he wrote. He just lets it out, and it breaks your heart.”

Mr. Pattinson, who sings and plays guitar, has two earthy ballads, “Never Think” and “Let Me Sign,” featured in “Twilight.” But criticism brought forth by a Web clip of an unannounced acoustic set at the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles last month has turned Mr. Pattinson off making music.

“I was so not ready for the scrutiny,” he said. “I haven’t touched a guitar since. When you know you have to be good every time, you never want to do it again.”

Ms. Hardwicke, who had pushed Mr. Pattinson to include the tracks in the film, said, “Now I feel guilty.” Then she pored over a set of “Twilight” trading cards. “There’s no director card,” she said, without a trace of regret.

Mr. Pattinson, nursing a whiskey and soda, examined his card. “I don’t think it looks like me at all,” he said, tossing it aside. “There’s just no connection.”

“It’s crazy,” Ms. Hardwicke said. “There are T-shirts, trading cards, a board game. They even sent samples of underwear with Rob’s head on them.”

After a moment of reflection, she added, “I hope they nix those.”


My friend and I decided that we really didn't like him tbh BUT numerous ONTD posts have changed our minds :]]
Shout-Out to K-Fau!!
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Music on TV this week

Monday, November 17

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Kanye West (r)
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Purple Reign (Prince tribute band)
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Barry Manilow
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Blitzen Trapper

Tuesday, November 18

ABC: Live with Regis and Kelly: Enrique Iglesias
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Paramore
COMEDY CENTRAL: The Colbert Report: Paul Simon
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Adele
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Cold Hard Cash (Johnny Cash tribute band)
IFC: The Henry Rollins Show: Shane MacGowan (r)
SYNDICATED: The Bonnie Hunt Show: David Archuleta

Wednesday, November 19

ABC: Live with Regis and Kelly: David Cook
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Leona Lewis
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Mr Brownstone (Guns n' Roses tribute band)
CBS: The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Sarah McLachlan
FUEL: The Daily Habit: The Secret Machines
NBC: The Today Show: Carla Bruni
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Nickelback
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Margot & the Nuclear So and So's
SYNDICATED: The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Jessica Simpson

Thursday, November 20

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: The Hives
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Super Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute band)
CBS: The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Third Day
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Friendly Fires
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Tenacious D
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Brian Wilson

Friday, November 21

NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Scott Weiland
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Vampire Weekend
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: The Allstarz (James Brown tribute band)

Saturday, November 22

BBCAMERICA: The Graham Norton Show: Estelle
NBC: Saturday Night Live: Ludacris, T-Pain
PBS: Austin City Limits: Gnarls Barkley, Thievery Corporation

Sunday, November 23

COMEDY CENTRAL: A Colbert Christmas: Feist, Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson, John Legend, Toby Keith


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Last week on “Gossip Girl,” as Blair Waldorf, the cosseted queen bee of private school society, was excitedly waiting to meet her mother’s new boyfriend, she wondered aloud what a dashing stepfather he might make and demanded a floral display to complement his presumably Cary Grantish good looks.

Mr. Shawn with Andre Gregory in the film “My Dinner With Andre,” which the two men wrote.
A bell rang, an elevator opened and the mystery suitor was revealed: enter the squinty-eyed Wallace Shawn, wearing a smirk and a smart blue suit.

Cut to the expression of unabashed disappointment on Blair’s face. “That must be his driver,” she said.

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K.Stew just being her bitchy self

Kristen Stewart heard about the obsessive fans of Stephenie Meyer's best-selling book "Twilight" before she took the part of moody teenager Bella Swan in the film adaptation, but she refused to let them affect her work during the film's Portland, Ore., shoot. Even as small crowds of the books' fans would follow from one outdoor location to another, she says she "kept her head down the entire way."

"I just didn't pay attention," Stewart recalls. "I was like, 'You guys are celebrating something that has not come true yet. So, you are really retarded and have nothing to do with this creative process and I really don't want to hear you celebrate in front of me. Get out of here! It's my responsibility!'"

Already an industry veteran at 18 with roles in films such as "Panic Room," "Zathura" and "Into the Wild," the actress says she first realized how intense the fan base was when she sat on the film's Comic-Con convention panel this past July.

"You can go online and it's very intangible. I mean, who knows how many of these girls there are? It's probably just the same five girls going on every message board and gabbing on about it," Stewart says. "But to have literally, like, a room of over 5,000 people screaming at you makes you want to cry. It's not like, 'Oh, this is so great.' I think it's literally like an instinct. To have that sort of energy forced at you? You start to wither."

Happily though, the Los Angeles native says she hasn't been accosted on the streets of her hometown by stalker "Twilight" fans (yet). Although she admits she's wary of what the reaction might be after the film comes out. And, like many at the company behind the new franchise, Summit Entertainment, she's cautious on presuming it's going to be the monster hit everyone expects it to be.

"The press just saw the movie and who knows how well it's going to do," Stewart says. "I know they have all these equations that are supposed to pump out the answer, but they don't know for sure."

The buzz of the project has already affected her career in a positive way. Stewart had been attached to an independent feature, "Welcome to the Rileys," for a number of years, but once the "Twilight" roller coaster began, "Rileys" mysteriously found its financing. And it appears that a number of other projects are benefiting from the same presumed success. Stewart notes, "So, all these movies I've loved so much, I can help get made."

And you can bet she'll endure years of screaming fans if she can spend her off time pursuing those less commercial opportunities.

Such sacrifices.


Sacrifices, my ass. Bitch? Y/Y?

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Magician sues Martha Stewart over finger tip loss

Clive magician sues Martha Stewart over deck chair mishap

Patrick Albanese has slightly less hand for his sleight of hand, and he blames Martha Stewart.

The Clive magician, comedian and hand model has sued the queen of style and Kmart stores over a June mishap with a deck chair that cut off part of his left index finger.

Albanese, who co-stars in the long-running comedic play “Triple Espresso,” has asked for an undisclosed amount of money from the retailer and the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.

Albanese said the lounge chair collapsed on his finger when he moved it. A relative retrieved the severed finger tip from under his deck.

The lawsuit claimed the Sling Garden Chairs were recalled due to other similar
accidents around the country but the companies did not notify Albanese of the danger.

The suit asks for money to cover medical expenses, lost wages, permanent partial disfigurement and loss of earning capacity.

A spokesperson for Martha Stewart Living has not returned a call for comment.


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Hollywood paparazzo pioneer says he has no regrets

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Hollywood paparazzo famous for being sued by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and getting his teeth knocked out by Marlon Brando is unapologetic about the guerrilla celebrity photography culture he helped pioneer.

But Ron Galella, who at 77 still has an active press pass, says he has little interest in being part of a celebrity photo industry that now values controversy over glamour.

Galella has a new book titled "No Pictures" that shows famous faces like Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger and actors Sean Penn and Elizabeth Taylor shielding themselves from his lens. He says celebrities who act like they do not want to be photographed are hypocrites who secretly adore the attention.

Galella says the paparazzi business has changed since his heyday.

"When I started it was one to one. Me and Jackie. Me and Liz Taylor," he told Reuters in an interview in his New Jersey home, which is decorated with pictures of just about every major celebrity. "I like glamour. I'm a romantic person.

"The photographers today ... they go for bad pictures, cellulite. I think it's a negative thing," he said.

"No Pictures," published this month by powerHouse Books, is Galella's sixth book and it shows how unpopular his technique often made him with some of his subjects. Penn is shown spitting on him and Jagger sticks up his middle finger.

To Galella it was all an act, especially in Onassis' case.

"I think she loved being pursued," he said. "It's true that she was not the first lady anymore but she was still famous. And people want to know about her. She didn't face reality."


Galella first photographed Onassis in 1967, four years after the assassination of her first husband, President John F. Kennedy, when she was living next to New York's Central Park.

Over the years, he took thousands of images of Onassis and her children, Caroline and John. After a 1972 trial, Galella was ordered to keep 100 yards away from her home and 50 yards, later reduced to 25 feet, from her and her children. He said the trial made him more famous and helped him earn more money.

Galella has never shied away from being called a paparazzo, derived from the Italian word for mosquito. He used to carry a business card that referred to him as a "photographer with the paparazzi approach" and specialized in photos that took his subject by surprise.

He caught Doris Day sunbathing by snapping a photo through her neighbor's hedge. After a day spent tailing Marlon Brando in 1973, the actor knocked out five of Galella's teeth so he took to wearing a helmet when photographing the actor.

Born in the Bronx in 1931, Galella started taking pictures while serving in the military in the 1950s. At first, he shot pretty girls posing on the beach for the Air Force base newspapers but soon learned celebrity shots brought money.

His most audacious stunts were designed to get Onassis, who he called "my obsession." He once hid in the coat closet of a restaurant where she was dining and would dress as a fisherman to photograph her vacationing on the Greek island of Skorpios.

"When I discovered where she lives, that's all you have to know. You stake out her apartment and you follow her wherever she goes -- shopping, to the ballet or jogging. So that was my start," Galella said.

"The rule is, you don't go in their house," he said, "(but) if they live in a glass house, that's different."

(Editing by Michelle Nichols and Bill Trott)

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'Borat' star crashes NBC drama 'Medium'


NEW YORK (AP) - Even a make-believe psychic couldn't spot the scam when an actor disrupted a scene for "Medium" involving Patricia Arquette, who stars as psychic Allison DuBois in the NBC drama.

After the unruly extra was ejected by security, the truth became clear: He was chameleonic comic prankster Sacha Baron Cohen in his identity as outrageous fashion reporter Bruno.

It was unclear how Cohen gained entry to the set, and whether he was secretly filming his performance for his own use, according to Entertainment Weekly, which first reported the incident. But prior to the Nov. 7 invasion in Los Angeles, Cohen had been shooting other "crash" footage for his new film, a followup to his comedy hit "Borat."



Jessica Alba to Quit "Acting"?

Hollywood is going to run out of actresses at this rate.

A whole host of famous actresses have decided to put their children first and acting second which could seriously affect how many hit movies are made each year.

First Angelina Jolie admitted that she was considering giving up acting so she could focus on her six kids and now it seems like Jessica Alba could soon be following in her footsteps.

Jessica only has little baby Honor at present but is already finding being a working mum tough.

She told the Daily Mail: "To be honest with you, it's tough - and if it was any other movie I wouldn't be doing it. It's difficult to spend any time away from her.

"I love my daughter and she's going to be with me every day on the set."

Having her daughter with her on the film set might seem to be the ideal solution but once Honor is walking it will be a lot harder to keep her happy whilst Jessica is filming.

If Jessica decides to have another child she will find things even harder as she tries to balance being a mother and acting.


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'Taxi' star loses $11 million house to fires

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Christopher Lloyd says he has a "different awareness" after returning to his burned-out Montecito home.

The "Back to the Future" and "Taxi" actor told ABC's "Good Morning America" that he wouldn't rebuild the $11 million home in the celebrity enclave northwest of Los Angeles. It was among dozens of homes lost in wildfires.

"You watch TV, you see these kinds of incidents happening here and there, but you look with a kind of detachment because it's happening ... elsewhere," he said, walking through the rubble. "But suddenly to be in the midst of it, it's a very different awareness."

Lloyd said he'd been putting off organizing and storing memorabilia that he'd kept at the house.

"Kind of don't have to worry about that now," he said


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"Christopher Lloyd loses $11 million house to California fire. If only there were some way to go back in time and warn him"

I'm guessing this might be the house
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Poker Face #1 - AUS CHART

Poker Face peaked at #1 in Australia on the November 17, 2008, becoming Lady GaGa's second number one hit, following the almost 2x Platinum, "Just Dance". She is the only artist to have two number one hits in Australia this year.

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Hilary Duff Wants To Guest Star On 'The Office'

The singer and 'Lizzie McGuire' star is returning to her TV roots.
By Jocelyn Vena

Hilary Duff is no stranger to working on sitcoms, having started on Disney's "Lizzie McGuire." Now, after launching a successful career in movies and music, she's ready to head back to the small screen, this time for NBC.

"Well, right now it's a development deal," she told Tim Kash backstage at "Total Finale Live" Sunday night. "We're going to be working together to try to put a great show together. It's not like I know what the material is going to be yet.

"I get to call all the shots!" the 21-year-old joked. But though she's in control, she doesn't seem to have pinned down any specifics about what she wants to do. "I think I would like to do something funny, so probably a comedy. It's hard to sit here and say, 'I want to be this character and this character.'

"I would like to do something funny ... or I would like to kick ass or something," continued the star of "A Cinderella Story" and "Cheaper by the Dozen." "[I'd want to] be some kind of ? not a superhero, but some young person that's empowering and that does something no one expects from her, like take care of problems."

Through the network deal, Duff will not only work on her own show, but will also get to make cameos and have story lines on already existing shows. And she already has a wish list of guest appearances.

"[NBC has] great shows to have arcs on," Duff said. "I would love to do something on 'The Office.' '30 Rock' is great, very funny. Many people have done lots of guest spots on it this season."

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Danny Boyle's Mumbai: 'A City In Fast-Forward'

When he set foot in India, British director Danny Boyle entered what for him was uncharted territory. His mission: to turn the novel Q and A into the film Slumdog Millionaire.

It's a rags-to-riches story in which an orphan boy from the slums of Mumbai makes it big on the Indian version of the game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

The story unfolds as the kid, Jamal Malik, explains how an uneducated 18-year-old could know all the answers: It's his life's journey to date that has made him so street-smart.

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John Barrowman: he'll do anything...

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'I have always been hyper,' he explains to me 24 hours later. We are in his agent's central London offices, a considerably less glitzy and flamboyant scene. He is still exuding a level of energy that verges on the demented. 'We blame my mum because she used to put rosehip syrup in my milk when I was a baby. Eventually my parents had to take me to the doctor because I would never sleep.'

He is here to talk about his new album, 'Music Music Music' ('I've become known for saying things three times!' he says proudly. 'Like when I'm judging on the talent shows, I'll often say, "Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic!").' Featuring cover versions of Bette Midler, Andy Williams and Elaine Paige staples, as well as an original song by Gary Barlow (the single What About Us?), it could be the perfect Christmas gift for sentimental mothers across Britain.

But Barrowman thinks its appeal will stretch farther than that. 'When I was recording my first album the record company said: "We want you to do an album that shoots the 25- to 40-year-old women, right?" I said: "Please don't put me in that pigeonhole because you'll realise that my audience is much bigger than that."'

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some David Thewlis news


David Thewlis -- who plays Harry Potter's werewolf Prof. Lupin -- is going to be on full-time duty at Hogwarts for more than a year come February. "We wrapped (Harry Potter and the) Half-Blood Prince ages ago, even though you're not seeing it until next July.

"But they've split the last book, Deathly Hallows, into two films which they'll be filming concurrently between February 2009 and May 2010."

And, digging ahead into the plot of the books, what of the romance between Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks (Natalia Tena)? Thewlis will allow one tidbit from Half-Blood Prince. "I will say that by the sixth book/movie, we're holding hands and she calls me 'Sweetheart.'

"Of course we've got some ground to make up, because by the end of the series, me and Tonks have to have a child, because Harry becomes the Godfather.

"But I've not seen the script, so I don't know how they're going to involve it into the plot."


David Thewlis reaches a career pinnacle with 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.'

In general, we think of David Thewlis as a thoroughly solid actor who is undoubtedly a good person, even when playing revolting (the pimp who serves neighborhood pedophiles in Prime Suspect 3). He has also played romantically obsessed (French poet Paul Verlaine in Total Eclipse), a bemused hero (Edward in1996's The Island of Dr. Moreau), and of course a patently good guy (Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter franchise).

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Round-up of Paul news from the last few days...
Paul McCartney & Girlfriend Stroll Down Abbey Road

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Paul McCartney has taken another step forward in his romance with Nancy Shevell.

The musician, 66, was photographed this week taking his American girlfriend for a stroll along Abbey Road,
where he and the Beatles recorded their iconic 1969 album of the same name.

The two met up with McCartney's son James during the nostalgia tour, before retreating to the musician's London home, reports Britain's Daily Mail.
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Paul McCartney steals show at MTV Europe awards

Former Beatle Paul McCartney stole the show at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Thursday, accepting a one-off prize from the pop channel in his home city of Liverpool to deafening applause.

The 66-year-old was named Ultimate Legend at the 15th edition of the annual awards ceremony, one of pop music's biggest nights outside the United States.

"This is the man who invented my job," said U2 lead singer Bono, introducing McCartney.
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Sir Paul McCartney wants to Serenade Michelle Obama!
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Sir Paul McCartney has made the President-elect an offer too good to pass up: he wants to sing for Michelle Obama.

"I think sincerely he is the man for the job. I think it is a legendary occasion and I wish him the very best," McCartney told Britain's Sky News backstage at the MTV Europe Music Awards Thursday night.

"I hope to get the opportunity to sing ... to his wife. I have a little song ready for him," the former Beatle said. Asked what tune he has in mind, McCartney purred the start to one of the most famous songs of the '60s: "Michelle."

McCartney, who picked up the Ultimate Legend award at the event in his hometown of Liverpool, declared the election had turned out to his liking.

"I was so 'fingers crossed' he would win it," said McCartney. "I'm so chuffed."


BTW, calling all Paul fans: Electric Arguments has leaked and it is amazing.
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Actors in offbeat 'Pushing Daisies' must keep their distance

Anna Friel avoids bumping into her "Pushing Daisies" co-star Lee Pace at all costs, at least when they are at work.

There's no tiff between the British actress who plays the optimistic Chuck and the Oklahoma native who portrays the heavy-hearted Ned. Fans of their show, "Pushing Daisies," know they can never touch during an episode. Chuck would die. She's only back among the living because Ned has this special ability.

This odd no-contact rule has turned the pair into the most unrequited lovers since Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

"Barry Sonnefeld was the director of the first episode. And his only note to us was, 'Guys, you have just got to be really careful.' Because of the format we shot in, there are times when our characters have to be close together, and everyone gets worried," Friel says during an interview on the show's central restaurant set at the Warner Bros. lot.

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Prince didn't mean it ya'll... (damage control)

Apparently, the interviewer did not even use a recorder when she spoke with His Holy Purpleness, and that when she called his people to fact check, it turned out she had several factual inaccuracies, including a little bit about Prince recovering from hip surgery, which he never even had... What His Purpleness actually did was gesture to the Bible and said he follows what it teaches, referring mainly to the parts about loving everyone and refraining from judgment...

"We're very angry he was misquoted," says our Prince insider.




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More Rape Talk with Helen Mirren

Back in September, Helen Mirren gave an interview to GQ Magazine and admitted that she'd been date raped a couple of times. She also made a bunch of people burn their DVD copies of "Prime Suspect" when she said that if a woman goes to bed with a dude and changes her mind at the last minute, the woman shouldn't take the dude to court if she gets raped. Helen believes it's something that should be worked out between them. You know, with a game of rock, paper, scissors. Something like that.

Well, Dame Helen is talking about rape again! She really knows how to clear a room.

In an interview with a female journalist for The Sunday Times, Helen starts off by explaining why she would rather be interviewed by a dude than by a chick. She says, "No, it’s more that I prefer male journalists because there’s a streak of female journalism — the bitches — who are mean-spirited and nasty because you are another woman and want to make you feel crap. It’s very upsetting. I’m more careful when I’m being interviewed by a woman because, from experience as well as reading articles about other women, I know there is a little stiletto knife hidden behind the back."

Point taken. Helen then gets into everyone's favorite subject: rape.

Helen thinks a mostly female jury won't convict a male rapist, because women are sexually jealous of other women. Helen says that the defense team try to get as many chicks on the jury as possible " because women go against women." She went on to say, "Whether in a deep-seated animalistic way, going back billions of years, or from a sense of tribal jealousy or just antagonism, I don't know. But other women on a rape case would say she was asking for it. The only reason I can think of is that they're sexually jealous."

Vera Baird, a British politician, immediately responded to Helen's comments: "This is just such an ignorant thing to say, to suggest that the defense or prosecution have any involvement in the selection of a jury. I do not know what she is talking about, women hating women. This is a vast generalization based on nothing, but unfortunately it is likely to have a deterrent effect."


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Britney Confirmed to Attend Tree Lighting At Rockerfeller Center!

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Talk about a turnaround — Britney Spears started 2008 barricaded inside her L.A. home with her son while the police and ambulances waited outside. And now, less than 11 months later, she's got a hit single, an album ready to drop in two weeks, a 2009 tour in the works, and OK! has just confirmed that she'll be taking part in one the biggest annual Yuletide tradition: the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree!

Sources close to the pop superstar confirm to OK! that on Dec. 3, the day after she turns 27 and her new album, Circus, hits record stores, Britney will be in the Big Apple for the 76th annual tree-lighting extravaganza. What's still unclear is whether or not she'll be performing at the ceremony, or just hanging out with host Al Roker for the NBC broadcast of the event.

If Britney does perform, this could be her first live performance of her own songs since the 2007 Video Music Awards, where a dazed Brit slouched through a half-hearted production of her single, "Gimme More."

The recently reformed singer did step out onto stage on Nov. 6, when she made a cameo appearance at Madonna's concert at L.A.'s Dodgers Stadium. The mother of two and the Material Girl sang a duet of Madge's hit, "Human Nature."

To check out the tree-lighting ceremony for yourself, tune into NBC on Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. ET.

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"Access Hollywood" Says Lindsay Lohan's Use Of The Word Colored Is Unintelligible

Lindsay Lohan's use of the word "colored" when she referred to President-elect Barack Obama was "unintelligible," according to "Access Hollywood."

In an interview with the show's host Maria Menounos earlier this week, the 22-year-old actress expressed what she felt about the Democrat's recent win.

She said, "It was really exciting. It's... it was such a... It's an amazing feeling. It's our first, you know, colored president."

A spokesman for the show said in a statement on Wednesday, "We believe the word in question that Ms. Lohan used was unintelligible."

However, civil rights organization National Association for the Advancement of Colored People or NAACP doesn't think Lohan said anything wrong.

Communications director Carla Sims told, "There's really no problem with what she said. In her excitement, she was acknowledging that color was not a barrier in the populous choosing Obama."

"The term 'colored' is not derogatory. They chose the word 'colored' because it was the most positive description commonly used at that time. It's outdated and antiquated but not offensive."


Is "colored" offensive?

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The Birth is Imminent.

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz is so eager to finally give birth that she may induce labor, her sister Jessica Simpson says.

"They're going to have to. It's already developing really quick," Jessica said Monday at a taping of the The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Ashlee – described by husband Pete Wentz more than two weeks ago as due at any moment – has already tried other ways to begin labor.

"Different foot massages and stuff," Jessica told DeGeneres in the show airing Wednesday. "I don't know. I think she's really just jumping around trying everything right now."

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Miley Cyrus, Oscar Winner? It's Possible

The idea that Miley Cyrus could soon reign in the Oscar pantheon beside Katharine Hepburn, Barbra Streisand and Oscar Hammerstein II may seem preposterous, but, hey, stop laughing! Seriously, it could happen — this year.

If the animated flick "Bolt" is a box-office hit when it opens next week, then it'll be a serious Oscar contender — especially in the music categories. That's where Miley Cyrus could be a contender in the race for best song, since she not only croons "I Thought I Lost You" with John Travolta, but she shares writing credit with Jeffrey Steele.
Disney films dominate the song category, of course. Heck, three tunes from "Enchanted" got nominated last year. Sure, they lost to "Falling Slowly" from "Once," but tunes from six Disney films have won best song over the last 20 years: "Tarzan," "Pocahontas," "The Lion King," "Aladdin," "Beauty and the Beast," "The Little Mermaid."

However, Miley Cyrus' Oscar hopes face a serious obstacle and lots of Disney competition. "I Thought I Lost You" plays over the film's end credits. That's usually a bad thing since nominees are decided by members of the music branch who watch videos to see how the music is incorporated into the film. Songs that are showcased in dramatic action like "Falling Slowly" have a strong edge.

There are lots of other Disney songs this year too. There's "Down to Earth" from "Wall-E," which is sung by Peter Gabriel (over the end credits, alas). And four tunes are being campaigned from "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" — "I Want It All," "A Night to Remember," "Scream," and "Can I Have This Dance?" According to new academy rules, only two tunes from a film may be nominated, down from three last year.

Assuming two "High School Musical 3" songs get in, there are lots of other strong contenders this year too, such as "Jai Ho" — the joyous grand finale of "Slumdog Millionaire." There's also Bruce Springsteen's "The Wrestler" from the Mickey Rourke film of the same name,'s "Traveling Song" from "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," Jennifer Hudson's "All Dressed Up in Love" from "Sex and the City," Alicia Keys' and Jack White's "Another Way to Die" from "Quantum of Solace" and Jamie Cullum's song co-written with Clint Eastwood for "Gran Torino."

Competition may be tough, but the headstrong "Hannah Montana" star is determine to win someday. As Miley Cyrus told Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theatre earlier this year.


OMG...if she wins an Oscar before Kate Winslet, I swear...

Proposition 8 Protest Reaches Wilmington/ Sophia Bush


Hundreds of protesters gathered in Wilmington to show their disapproval of Proposition 8. It was introduced on the November ballot in California to strike down a court ruling to allow same-sex marriage. The state supported the proposition, which sent alarms throughout the gay and lesbian community.

Sophia Bush: "In this day and age I think that it is unacceptable that any person in our country is not afforded the same right as anyone else."

Video here


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10 Greatest Riff-Based Beatles Songs
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Discussions about the Beatles' songwriting invariably centers on Lennon and McCartney’s combined gift for memorable melodies and inspired craftsmanship. Often lost in the analysis, however, is the fact that the Fab Four also came up with some of rock's greatest guitar riffs. Below are 10 songs that testify to the band's ability to craft a song around an elegantly structured six-string line.

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New 007 Director Fights Zombies in 'World War Z'
Marc Forster will helm Max Brooks adaptation

Fresh off the expected success of "Quantum of Solace," Marc Forster has signed on to direct Paramount's adaptation of "World War Z."

Set to be produced by Brad Pitt's Plan B shingle, "World War Z" is based on the book by Max Brooks, a first-person oral history of the aftermath of a massive zombie crisis, told through the eyes of survivors around the world.

The book, which lacks any sort of central characters or dramatic arc, has been adapted by J. Michael Straczynski ("Changeling").

According to Variety, Forster was attracted to the script, comparing it to '70s political thrillers like "All the President's Men" (only with zombies).

"Quantum of Solace," already an international smash, represents a change of pace for Forster, whose previous directing credits include "Monster's Ball," "Finding Neverland" and "The Kite Runner."

by removing the head or destroying the brain.

didn't read this book, but i read the survival guide. back in high school, i thought zombies were srs business and i had to prepare. i even planned out several uses of objects in my dorm room just in case of an epidemic. no lie.

Influence Interviews

In the late 19th century, the French writer Marcel Proust stumbled upon a questionnaire called "An Album to Record Thoughts, Feelings, etc." Proust answered the survey several times in his life, and helped popularize the revelatory questions, which became known as the Proust questionnaire, as a way to uncover a subject's true characteristics and emotions ever since. We had fun filling out our questionnaires and includes the original documents here. -MKA

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Zac Efron back from Down Under, finally!

Speculate as you like about what he was doing down in Australia a few days longer than Vanessa was. She came back for her lil' sister's b-day (they apparently went to Disneyland). Rumor has it Zac stuck around (maybe with his dad???) to surf. No idea where the Tizz is (or Kenny for that matter) and do not care.

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Radio interview with Ash and Vanessa, but sadly no Zac. They piss Vanessa off by giving her a hard time about refusing to talk about Zac:

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