April 12th, 2009

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is my tampon showing

empress gaga discusses the pictures of her tampon string


for the tl;dw people, she says she didn't want to see the pictures, but she's excited about it because it finally proves that she's a woman. She says "anything you want to know about me, just ask me." YOU GO GAGA

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she handled that really well, I'm so proud of her. people should celebrate with gaga gifs. gaga gifs > snl tonight.
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Real Housewife Has Moment of Zen

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Kelly Bensimon may have carried her feud with fellow Real Housewife of New York City Bethenny Frankel onto the pages of this month's Harper's Bazaar, but when OK! talked to her at a chic Upper West Side side restaurant about their onscreen shouting match, Kelly was having an unexpected moment of Zen.

Our Confucius-in-heels explained that it doesn't matter who "won," since — get this — all conflict is, itself, defeat.

"That episode is a great episode because it shows how we both lost,"
she said at the launch of parenting guide Today's Moms: Essentials for Surviving Baby's First Year.

"You know, she fought with me, I fought with her. Therefore, we lost; neither of us won.

"And I think that’s a really, really important thing for people to recognize, is that sometimes it’s not about getting it out there and being, like, confrontational with people."

And what of her other high-profile squabble: the alleged fight with her boyfriend that will see her answering assault charges in court.

"That’s just like the most unfortunate thing that anyone could go through," said Kelly, "I don’t wish it on any woman that you know."

"What happened in the past was the past and the future holds a lot of exciting things," she said.

And, she added, one of those things might just be another baby.

"I just think the ultimate luxury for a woman is to have children," said Kelly. "There’s just nothing better than to bear a child," she told us at the event at Rouge Tomate, which also functioned as a Pampers Diaper drive and benefit for Jessica Seinfeld's Baby Buggy charity.

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Howard Stern Tries "Shock" Therapy

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To Beth Ostrosky-Stern, her sixth months of marriage to Howard Stern have been a whirlwind of "marital bliss."

"He's the perfect husband," she told OK! at a recent party to celebrate the launch of America's first TopShop store.

"It's the best thing in the world. I didn't think [our relationship] could get better, but it did."

There is one issue, though. She has recently found herself trapped between a snoring man and a snoring bulldog!

"Since we've got married, [Howard has] been snoring. I'm having a huge problem."

And, of course, Howard's trying to solve it the way that only a radio host would.

"I've recorded him the last couple of nights and he's been playing it on air. And I'm thinking that psychologically, if he hears it, he's going to stop."

(Is that what you call shock-jock therapy?)

"But it didn't stop. So I bought the wax earplugs today. Because I go in the other room and I have a bulldog who snores just as loud as Howard. I need to build another bedroom," laughed the model.

And what of the store that she was at the Balthazar restaurant in New York that night to celebrate?

"I'm a big TopShop fan, it's going to do so well — it's brilliant to bring it over."

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Miranda & Orlando's Diesel-Fueled Romance!

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It looks like thrill-seeking actor Orlando Bloom has met his match.

We all knew that his supermodel girlfriend Miranda Kerr was smokin’ hot, but who knew she was such a daredevil?

“I’m a bit of a wild child,”
the beauty admitted to OK! at a Victoria’s Secret event promoting the new Dream Angel’s Push-Up Bra.

“I’ve ridden motorcycles ever since I was really young. My dad used to race motorcycles professionally so I love motorbikes,” she said.

So that’s why we’ve seen her clutching Orlando on the back of his BMW bike all over NYC!

And is there room on that motorbike for a third?

We asked Miranda if she could see a baby in her future — but she doesn't seem to be planning for her own wild child any time soon.

“I’ve thought about it, but it’s not something that’s in my thoughts at the present moment. So one day, down the line,”
she said.

Sounds like she’ll have plenty more time to indulge her rebellious side with Orlando then!

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Kanye West Wants to Energize You

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Kanye West may be working on getting that whole ego thing in check, but his quest to slap his name on as many products as humanly possible continues unabated.

The 808s & Heartbreak rapper has signed on with energy-drink company Guru to create, as the company's press release notes, "a new beverage for the company inspired by his unique artistic vision."

"I express myself through music, fashion, art and design and that's why I am excited to collaborate with Guru,"
West says of the new venture. "Because the brand values what I value, and I can put what inspires me into this new product."

West had better chug a bunch of the stuff, because that's far from the only iron he has in the fire. As the good people at Gabby Babble point out, Kanye's also hounding Nike to let him design his own sportswear line.

West has already collaborated with the company to create the Nike Air Yeezys footwear line, which has done well since debuting last Saturday. And in West's mind, that apparently means one thing: Expand the brand!

"I'm going to keep coming up with ideas, but I do want to state in black and white that somebody needs to give me a f*cking chance. Don’t just one-off me!" West says. "If Nike gave me the opportunity to be in there creating—not that they don’t already have genius designers like Hiroshi (Fujiwara)—I'm not saying that I think I'm the best designer in the world, but what I'm saying is that I think I can become that."


Mischa Barton Says Being Single Has “Empowered” Her

The 'O.C.' actress - who recently split from Kooks frontman Luke Prichard after a brief relationship - says being on her own has given her confidence because it forced her to grow up.

She said: "I'm still working on it but I've grown so much in the past six months. I've grown immensely and it's because I've been single. After I broke up with a boyfriend last year, I felt empowered.

"I've forced myself to grow up - I really felt like it was time. And nothing makes you grow like finding out that somebody or something isn't good for you."

The 23-year-old star has no regrets about her failed relationship because it taught her more about herself.

She added to Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine: "I don't believe in regrets. Things are supposed to shape you and change you. I've learnt a lot from my mistakes. We've all done things that were stupid, or that didn't work out as planned, and it's human nature to grow from that."


Jennifer Lopez gets buckwild at her husbands concert

Jennifer Lopez was Marc Anthony's biggest fan at his concert last night at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, FL. She showed off her tropical-inspired ensemble while dancing and cheering for her husband from a special VIP spot. Her hair looked impeccable as usual, although she might have a little help in that department. The singer is rumored to have an entire wig room that holds all of her hair pieces, including clipon buns — nothing but the best for Jennifer.

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Depeche Mode to shut Hollywood Boulevard

Depeche Mode have announced plans to close down Hollywood Boulevard for a special outdoor gig.

The band will be staging a live performance on ABC's late-night talkshow Jimmy Kimmel Live! on April 23, according to their official website.

Their exclusive gig will feature a multi-song set for fans along the famous Los Angeles boulevard, including material from their twelfth studio album 'Sounds Of the Universe', which is set to be released on April 21.

Two songs will be broadcast on Kimmel's television show, one of which will be new single ‘Wrong’.

The band are set to embark on a US tour in July. They will also play a one off date at London's O2 Arena on May 30.


I Can't Get No Thinspiration...

TV presenter Fearne Cotton has been left in shock after discovering a pro-anorexia website is using her slight frame as a role model for troubled teen girls.

She discovered a waifish photo from her early days being touted as a good example for girls searching for an 'ideal' weight.Cotton reveals her horror as she presents a documentary on the disorder.

Horrified Cotton shrieks at viewers: 'Oh my God, what the hell's my name doing there? That's the worst thing I've even seen.''A picture of me when I was about 20 years old and a bit thinner than I am now.'

She told a newspaper: 'To think girls would use that is horrific. I wish I could take myself off this website. I don't want to be associated with anything like this.''I hate the fact that I'm on that site with a bunch of people who probably don't want to be there also.

Following her discovery, Cotton, 26, warns her young fans: 'Anything this website says I do not believe.''Girls should not try and look like anyone. Girls, you should be yourself, know who you are and love yourself – that's the message I want to put out there.

'During the show, viewers see Cotton try out an extreme diet which involves eating a meagre cucumber and an apple in one day.But the star gives up before the days over find it too extreme.
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"What Goes Up" website launched + new movie stills

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The website for the upcoming film "What Goes Up" has launched!

It is 1986. An emotionally damaged New York reporter is sent to cover the hometown hoopla for a local hero. But rather than pursue his assignment, which leaves him cold, he follows a group of disaffected students, whose own hero - their beloved, unconventional teacher has just died under a cloud of scandal. Their passionate and, at times, ludicrous expressions of grief attract the reporter. He moves into their alternate universe, a willing "substitute teacher", but descends into a web of lies and misplaced sexual desire with this group of confused and combustible youths who attempt to cast him as their new hero and teacher.

Starring: Steve Coogan as ‘Campbell Babbit’, Hilary Duff as ‘Lucy’, Josh Peck as ‘Jim’, Molly Shannon as ‘Penelope’, Molly Price as ‘Donna’, Olivia Thirlby as ‘Tess’, Max Hoffman as ‘Fenster’

Read the full synopsis at the What Goes Up site!: http://www.whatgoesup-themovie.com

Abrams and Stars Show Star Trek To Troops in Kuwait

JJ Abrams Star Trek promotional tour took a side-step from the red carpet gala premieres and press events, to stop in Kuwait and give some lucky US service people an early look at the Star Trek movie. We have pictures and details from the event, plus some more Tidbits, inlcuding Pine in Vanity Fair, interviews with Cho and Urban and more.

Star Trek world tour in Kuwait
Today JJ Abrams and his actors from the new Star Trek movie stopped at Camp Arijan in Kuwait to show the film to a group of US service members. According to a report issued by the US Army, actors Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, John Cho and Eric Bana along with executive producer Bryan Burk and director/producer J.J. Abrams presented the film to the service members.

JJ Abrams is quoted as saying:

It struck us that there was an opportunity to not just have it be about the movie, but to have it be about something that’s more important than all that stuff

It’s an honor to come here to say hi and shake hands with the people who protect us
The Star Trek crew met first with Brig. Gen. James T. Walton and other HQ staff before showing the film and then staying for a Q&A and mingling with service members for photos and autographs.

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PICS: Miranda Cosgrove studying math

Miranda Cosgrove catches up on her schoolwork, spending a serious five hours studying math with her tutor in Los Angeles on Saturday (April 11).

The 15-year-old iCarly cutie took several breaks from studying, texting friends from her iPhone.

Creator/producer Dan Schneider shared a little insider info about last night’s iCarly episode “iMake Sam Girlier.” Check out the scene-by-scene rundown at DanWarp.

BTW, Miranda’s Sweet 16 is next month — May 14!

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Dita Von Teese Hosts Rachel Pally Party

Dita Von Teese hosts a luncheon in honor of designer Rachel Pally at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood on Thursday (April 9)
The 36-year-old burlesque beauty shared, “Rachel Pally’s soft dresses are the perfect way to be both chic and utterly comfortable at the same time. Her dresses are my travel uniform! I have an entire section of my closet just for her dresses!”
Additional celebrity guests (in Rachel Pally) included Amy Smart, Rachael Leigh Cook, Jewel, Lisa Rinna, and Sophia Bush.

the lisa rinna photo might be nsfl
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Maria Dawlat shoot
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I think she looks gorgeous in the first set of photos.. but I still miss her long hair!

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The Lindsay Bag by Fornarina

As the face of Fornarina for the Spring 2009 campaign, Lindsay Lohan had the opportunity to design a purse for them! The purse, shown in the photo below, is known as the “Lindsay Bag.”

The “Lindsay Bag” features a strong blue colored metallic fabric, metallic accessories and overall screams “glam”, perfectly Lindsay and perfectly Fornarina. The strap of the bag is removable, moving from a day purse into an evening clutch.


Zac Efron Scared of Having Kids

Zac Efron insists he's in no rush to settle down and have children -- because the thought of becoming a dad frightens him.

The 21-year-old High School Musical star -- who is currently dating Vanessa Hudgens -- admits he's not ready for parenthood.

"The very idea of kids is frightening to me," he said. "Maybe it's over-exposure at a young age to a lot of kids.

"Right now I think I'm honestly, deep down, too selfish of a person. So I don't have that longing yet but I think eventually maybe it will come.

"I guess you take the necessary precautions. That was the advice that was given to me early on and I've always followed it."

Efron also insists he would never have sex with anyone he wasn't in love with -- but admits his attitude may change in future.

"I think everyone thinks that at some point -- it's just how soon you change your own opinions," he said.


15 Celebrities We’d Like To See Dead or in Guantanamo Bay

While we sometimes can go overboard with our mild obsession with celebrities, there are some that bring us back to reality. Understanding that certain celebs are ardent racists, criminals, sexual offenders, or just deadbeats in general can really cut them down to size. No longer are they the objects of our affection, but rather our disdain. The following are a list of celebrities that the world would be better off without - we’d prefer to see them die a lonely death, or in Guantanamo Bay for an indefinite sentence for being an terrorizing to society.

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Enrique Iglesias Will Never Pose Naked

Enrique Iglesias will never pose naked -- because his "balls hang too low."

The Hero hitmaker says he doesn't look good in the nude.

"Hell, no!" Iglesias told the Daily Mirror newspaper when asked about baring all. "I don’t look good naked. I've got chicken legs and my balls hang too low. I hear they get lower and saggier as you get older, and that’s f**ked up. I'll have to tuck mine into my socks."

The hunky star has also lost his six pack. "That's the first thing to go when you hit 30," he said. "I'm getting a bit of a belly, so I should be eating healthier, but I like greasy food."

And the size of his penis? "Well, what guy with a small penis actually jokes about that?" he added. "Having said that, it's a good thing if I say I have a small one, because then you've got the element of surprise.

"When people see it they'll go, 'Wow, it's not as small as I thought it was going to be!' The best thing to do is start dating a girl with small hands…"


Cheryl Cole tops UK Glamour’s unintentionally hilarious "best dressed" 2009 list

LONDON — British pop singer and TV star Cheryl Cole was crowned the world’s best dressed woman by UK Glamour magazine last week, beating last year’s winner Kate Moss into second place.

"In the past year, Cheryl Cole has become everyone’s style crush," Glamour editor Jo Elvin wrote in the latest edition of the magazine.

"She’s ridiculously gorgeous, beautifully groomed and always glossy, glossy, glossy," she added of Cole, a member of Girls Aloud who has appeared as a judge on TV talent show The X Factor and is married to England soccer star Ashley Cole.

The 25-year-old knocked supermodel Moss from her perch, while Victoria Beckham moved up to third in 2009 from 10th in 2008. Rounding off the top five were TV presenter Alexa Chung and US actress Blake Lively.

Following is a list of the top 10 in Glamour’s best dressed list:

1. Cheryl Cole

2. Kate Moss

3. Victoria Beckham

4. Alexa Chung

5. Blake Lively

6. Katy Perry

7. Agyness Deyn

8. Katie Holmes

9. Rihanna

10. Rachel Bilson


This list is just pure LOL.

Lady GaGa 'changes UK single plans'

Lady GaGa has scrapped plans to release 'LoveGame' as her third UK single, according to a report.

The video for the track was banned in Australia earlier this week due to concerns over its suggestive lyrics, which include: "I want to take a ride on your disco stick".

The American singer has reportedly decided that a similar row in the UK could ruin her chances of scoring a third number one. According to The Sun, she will now release 'Paparazzi' instead.

An insider told the newspaper: "For your first two UK singles to go to number one is amazing and we would like to try and carry that on."
GaGa's debut single 'Just Dance' topped the UK singles chart in January, while her next offering 'Poker Face' followed suit last month.

Her album The Fame also recently topped the UK albums chart for the first time.


Media generates lesbian stereotypes galore following Lindsay/Sam breakup

You've likely gathered from the recent reports of rabid catfights, changed locks and restraining orders: Somewhere in the world, a lesbian couple has just broken up. After all, popular culture tells us that straight girls get crazy during breakups and, so, two chicks calling it quits equals twice the crazy. But these aren't just any two crazy chicks, they're two famous, or famously crazy, chicks: Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson.

Yes, LiLo and SamRo are dunzo. (Technically, they're taking a "break." To which everyone in the audience who has ever been on a "break" can wisely respond: Mhmm.) So far, the narrative has stuck to the stereotypical Sapphic script, complete with a violent eruption of searing emotional magma. Lohan Twittered that she had been cheated on, they broke up, Ronson changed her locks and her whole family sought a restraining order against her spurned lover. Then Lohan was allegedly seen "chugging vodka and crying" in public and those "close" to her warn that she "might lash out" -- at any moment! Cue: "Psycho" theme song.

While we're on the subject of sexual stereotypes, and Lindsay Lohan, I would be remiss in not mentioning Eminem's new music video for "We Made You" (written about earlier in War Room). In it, Lohan and Ronson look-alikes suck face while the rascally rapper pleads, "Lindsay, please come back to seein' men/ Samantha's a 2, you're practically a 10." Ah yes, the classic appeal to "just switch sides." Later on, the fake Ronson does battle with Eminem -- dressed as Spock, for no explicable reason -- on "Planet Womyn," where a crowd of butch lesbians cheer her on. (Eminem further illustrates his masculine inferiority complex by punching a Portia de Rossi impersonator in the leg and asking, "What's Ellen DeGeneres have that I don't?" Answering that question could get me in trouble.)

There just might be some cosmic irony in these synchronized pop culture happenings. I'll leave you with the chorus found in Eminem's latest video, which, by the way, shows Kim Kardashian being fed into a wood chipper that then shoots out money: "Everybody wants you, who can really blame you, we're the ones who made you."

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Vogue US May 2009: MODEL COVER

Starring Anna Jagodzinska, Liya Kebede, Natalia Vodianova on the front cover, Caroline Trentini, Isabeli Fontant, Jourdan Dunn, Lara Stone. Natasha Poly, and Raquel Zimmermann in the pull-out by, of course, Steven Meisel.


The girls are here and they’re better than ever. Liya Kebede, Natalia Vodianova, Anna Jagodzinska, Isabeli Fontana, Lara Stone, Jourdan Dunn, Raquel Zimmermann, Caroline Trentini and Natasha Poly grace the cover of May’s epic issue of Vogue. Fashion addicts have been waiting for this one forever and the cover is more than worth it. Looking as polished and elegant as vintage Breck girls the chosen 9 are pitch perfect representatives for the model as a muse. The force behind this must have issue? None other than Steven Meisel, who is featured in a special article about his lasting influence on the world of modelling.

You’re going to want two copies.

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A Kardashian is getting plastic surgery

There are some big changes coming to the Kardashian household. "Someone in the Kardashian family will soon have plastic surgery," Kim Kardashian told PEOPLE exclusively at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Saturday night.

The 28-year-old star of Keeping Up with the Kardashians said viewers will be surprised at who gets the makeover. "I can't tell you who, but someone in my family will look totally different and viewers will see it all on the show very soon," said Kardashian, who spent the evening hosting the opening of the Hard Rock's new club Opium Garden – even smashing a guitar on the red carpet as a resort tradition – and hanging out with boyfriend Reggie Bush, Venus Williams and brother Rob.

Wearing a short, sleeveless navy cocktail dress and matching pumps, Kardashian also told PEOPLE that she – with her mom and sisters, Khloe and Kourtney, – is preparing to open a Miami location of Dash, their Los Angeles clothing store.

"We are excited and hope to find a good Collins Ave. location to open by June," she said, breaking the fashion news. "We see Miami Beach as a hot market and will stock it with more beach attire than we do in L.A because of the tropical environment. We will then open a second store in L.A. So we have a busy summer ahead."

Inside of the red and gold designed lounge, Kardashian, who was gracious to the many fans who wanted to meet her, was presented with an Easter basket of colored eggs, a stuffed bunny and bottle of champagne.

Kardashian and Bush then rose early Sunday and flew to New Orleans for an Easter fest with Bush's family.


place your bets ONTD - which Kardashian and what type of plastic surgery
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Tracey Ullman Is Back In "State of the Union"

Tracey returns tonight in "Tracey Ullman's State of the Union" on Showtime at 10PM, right after “The Tudors”!
She’s set to piss off twice thrice as many people this season including Miley Cyrus incestuous grammy. Heather Mills gets a jabbing tonight, as well as a chain-smoking, White-House-furnature-stealing, Laura Bush. Tune into to watch Celine Dion cry to Larry King over the Hurricane Katrina school children victims who don’t have, “no tampaxes!” Also, a woman gets trapped in the smallest Prius ever made.

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Online censorship? Amazon strips ranking of Gay and Lesbian books.

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One of the most powerful indicators of how a book is doing sales wise and can be a leading factor for generating or killing interest in a book. Though many factors go into the sales ranking system, the primary driving factor has been sales-number of books sold. Using that method, a shopper could look at similar titles within a genre and see which books were generating sales. The method however, now seems altered, in a manner that feels similar to the unsavory practice of banning books.
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David *Archuleta Touring With Demi Lovato This Summer: Confirmed

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Darn that Ticketmaster. They sure know how to ruin a good surprise! The timing is a bit off–David is, after all, touring in Asia right now, and that should be the focus, but Ticketmaster can’t keep a secret, and David’s fans are very skilled at rooting out information! (See Snarkys.) Our Very Reliable Source let us know that David will be touring with Demi Lovato this summer. The tour dates will be announced soon. I think the idea was to announce everything at once, but it’s all good. Demi Lovato, 16, played Mitchie Torres in Disney Channel’s Camp Rock and currently plays Sonny Monroe on Disney Channel’s Sonny With a Chance. Her latest film project is a starring role in Jonas Brothers: The 3D Experience. Her debut album Don’t Forget was released in 2008 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200. She is signed to Hollywood Records. So is she a legit artist? Ask John Mayer, who has been publicly Twittering with her and singing the praises of this young singer/songwriter. MTV reports the following: Mayer tweeted that Demi’s song “La La Land” is “sophisticated.” “You’re going to make lots of records, I can tell,” he added. “Write one song at a time, never apologize for any of them, ever. From ‘Wonderland’ to Trio stuff, they’re all my kids.” The 16-year-old seemed very excited by this very public compliment. “Holy crap. Thank you. You’re so awesome,” she wrote to him. “That is quite possibly the best compliment I’ve received in this business. … If that’s not inspiration, then I don’t know what is! You’re incredible.” Back in January, before all these tweets, Demi actually told MTV News that she will be taking a page from the John Mayer playbook for her next album, due out this summer. “It’s going to take a different sound, so hopefully it goes over well,” she said. “I sing a lot of rock, but this time I want to do more John Mayer-ish type of songs. Hopefully, I can write with people like him. I love their music - it would be amazing.”

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I'm totally going to see this if it's true.

Teaser Poster for The Land of Canaan (starring Tara Reid)

The teaser art for The Land of Canaan popped up today on the official Land of Canaan MySpace page and it's got us pretty interested if only for the cast!

Directed by Reginald La France from a screenplay by France and Mike McCartney, The Land of Canaan stars Tara Reid, Robert Englund, Juliet Landau, Dwight Yoakam, and more horror movie alums.

What's it all about, you ask? What we have here is a psychological thriller/horror flick based on a true story of murder and hauntings in the Nevada town of Goldfield. Canaan is expected to appear in limited release this summer, and is not to be confused with The Ghosts of Goldfield due out on DVD in a few weeks.


Madonna 'still keen to adopt'

has told an African newspaper she still wants to adopt a second child.

The singer said she wants to provide a home, education and health care to Chifundo James, whose name translates as Mercy.

She made the admission in an email in reponse to questions from the Malawian newspaper the Nation On Sunday. Madonna previously adopted David Banda from Malawi in 2006.

"I want to provide Mercy with a home, a loving family environment and the best education and healthcare possible," she is quoted as saying.

"And it's my hope that she, like David, will one day return to Malawi and help the people of their country."

Her application to adopt was rejected because of a requirement that prospective parents be resident in the southern African state for 18 to 24 months.

But the singer's lawyer has lodged an appeal but no date has yet been set for a court hearing, reports BBC News.


No one wants to buy Paris Hilton's drink

PARIS HILTON may have upped her asking price when she posed naked in gold body paint, but the same can’t be said for the drink she was advertising at the time.

Rich Prosecco – sparkling wine in a can – is failing to meet sales targets, with batches of the stuff languishing in warehouses across the world.

Added to that, the company also faces a legal showdown with Italian vintners over the use of the name ‘Prosecco’.

However Austrian owner Guenther Aloys refuses to blame Paris’ endorsement of the drink for its poor performance in the marketplace.

He said: "She is the perfect advert for our product.""We have several new campaigns that are already being planned."


The house that Captain Jack built

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Handsome, rich and married to his architect. No wonder the actor and singer is on top of the world. Matthew Bell meets John Barrowman.

'Will you be getting it out today?" The Independent on Sunday is normally above infantile humour, but this is John Barrowman and it's his party trick. He was in hot water some months ago for, as he puts it, "getting his fruit and nuts out". He did it on Radio 1 in November only days after the BBC promised to clean up its act following the Andrew Sachs debacle. After a slew of incensed headlines – although, tellingly, only one complaint from the public – Barrowman issued an apology. "I wasn't forced to apologise," he says now. "I chose to. It's something that happened and we move on."

Apologise for what, though? This was radio, after all, so nothing was visible to the audience. He had exposed himself to a handful of people in a studio. It's hardly up there with Sachsgate. Is it even a "-gate" category scandal?

Apparently so. Six months down the line, the BBC forbids us from discussing the incident. A diligent press officer sits in on our interview and moves the conversation briskly forward when we get on to the subject. It's easy to understand their jitters: apart from being famous for exposing himself, Barrowman is known to be a straight-talker. Without a minder in the room my guess is that he would happily talk at length about "what he went through that week". He would probably even take off his trousers.

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Bat For Lashes' Two Suns Is Full Of 'Unusual Pop Music'

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When it came time to write her second album, Natasha Khan — the starry-eyed, cosmic-voiced 29-year-old singer/songwriter better known as Bat For Lashes — had some relatively simple goals in mind. Like saving Pop music.

"I love all my kind of unusual and avant-garde music, but at the same time I love pop music, and I love groundbreaking and unusual pop music especially. And I think we're kind of lacking in that a bit," she sighed. "So, on this new album, I wanted to focus on writing pop songs, because I was trying to get back to that kind of place, to the amazing pop songs I used to hear on the radio as a child."

It may sound a bit, well, grandiose, but for Khan, anything's possible. After all, her debut album, 2006's Fur and Gold, ushered her from unknown musician/schoolteacher to international hipster icon, earning critical praise, a Mercury Music Prize nomination and an opening slot on Radiohead's summer tour. So, for album number, two — the excellent, ethereal Two Suns (which hit stores Tuesday) — she decided to aim high, and unapologetically so.

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Heather Mills has vowed to continue her high-profile battle against the British media.

The ex-wife of Sir Paul McCartney has already taken legal action against a number of outlets after growing tired of reading "damaging" rumours about her personal life.

"I stopped reading stories about myself a number of years ago. I just thought 'this is just a waste of time', but recently I've been going through the internet, clearing up [rumours]," Mills told WENN. (Lies, you're worse than Dina Lohan)

"I've got five apologies so far from [the] British media and I've got many thousands to go. I plan to clear the internet so my daughter doesn't read all the lies when she's 12."

Mills famously broke down in tears in a 2007 interview with GMTV, claiming that she had received "worse press than a murderer or paedophile" following her split from McCartney.

She later described her campaign as "cathartic" and thanked the public for their "amazing" support.


Gos Perfection

Garrett Hedlund of Tron in Vancouver

Garrett Hedlund catches a departing flight out of Vancouver International Airport in British Columbia, Canada on Saturday (April 11).

The 24-year-old is on his way to Los Angeles via LAX airport.

Garrett is currently filming Disney’s TR2N, which is the sequel to the 1982 film Tron. He reportedly will play the character of Sean, the son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) who discovers that Flynn’s old program CLU (played by a younger Bridges) has taken over.

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As if I really needed any more reason to geek out over a Tron sequel. Garrett Hedlund playing The Dude's son is badass.
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Fans of "Will & Grace," one of television's most beloved and acclaimed comedy series, can now add to their home entertainment collection two brand new "Best of" DVDs. Will & Grace: Best of Love & Marriage and Will & Grace: Best of Friends & Foes each feature 16 favorite episodes that will keep fans laughing again and again with the most hilarious and outrageous moments of the series. Will & Grace: Best of Love & Marriage features unforgettable hookups, breakups and shakeups including Rosario's green card marriage to Jack, Karen accusing Stan of cheating and Grace meeting Leo for the first time. And, watch as A-list Hollywood celebrities make their mark on the hit series with Will & Grace: Best of Friends & Foes. This collection features the favorite and most memorable guest stars including Jennifer Lopez, Kevin Bacon, Glenn Close, Britney Spears, Matt Damon and more.

Winner of 16 Emmy® awards including Outstanding Comedy, "Will & Grace" became one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed television comedies of all time. TV Guide proclaimed "if their barbed-wired banter were any more cutting, we'd have to visit ER" and The Chicago Tribune hailed "the show has always been funny, often as laugh-out-loud funny as anything else on TV...alternately touching and hilarious." The 2-disc sets feature hysterical themed featurettes, and Will & Grace: Best of Love & Marriage also features audio commentaries with cast and crew. The sets are available from Lionsgate through a license agreement with NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group. Pricing: DVD $19.98 each

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Alright, bbs, bring out your fave W&G gifs, pics, quotes, etc etc :D

Oprah warns against bogus giveaway

Oprah Winfrey has joined forces with the FBI to warn fans of a scam which fraudulently uses her name in a fake $1 million giveaway.

A message from Winfrey and the US government on the talkshow host's website addressed one of an estimated 12 bogus giveaways attributed to the media mogul.

The 'Oprah Millionaire Contest Show' lures potential victims by informing them by email that they have been "nominated" to appear on an episode of Winfrey's show where $1 million will be awarded.

Harpo Productions said in a statement: "The company and the show are neither sponsors nor do we have any involvement whatsoever with this e-mail solicitation."

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Hugh Jackman 'Heartbroken' Over 'Wolverine' Leak

SYDNEY — Hugh Jackman said Wednesday that he is heartbroken his new film, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," was leaked online a month before its official release.

The movie, which focuses on the beginnings of Jackman's clawed Marvel superhero Wolverine, is not scheduled for release in the U.S. until May 1, but a work print of the film began appearing online last week. 20th Century Fox said the FBI and Motion Picture Association of America were investigating and promised to prosecute those responsible.

The Australian actor, in Sydney to unveil 20 minutes of completed footage of the film to around 600 fans, said he was upset about the leak but still thinks fans will flock to see the movie in theaters.

"It's a serious crime and there's no doubt it's very disappointing. I was heartbroken by it," Jackman said. "Obviously people are seeing an unfinished film. It's like a Ferrari without a paint job."

Jackman is on a world tour to promote the movie, making his first stop at Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbor, where much of the film was shot. He arrived at the venue by helicopter before swooping to the ground on a zipline.


Cue The Stans...

Top 10 Finest Divas

10. Barbara Streisand
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Now of course, Barbra deserves to be higher on this list, but as I pointed out awhile back to the loyal readers of this blog, I sometimes move people to these higher positions so their photos will be closer to the top where it looks more important than being sandwiched in between numbers 6 and 7. I just hope the art department finds an awesome photo that really drives home how wonderfully talented this woman is. But, you never know, some of the people I work with have a really weird sense of humor.

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