April 21st, 2009

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30STM’s Jared Leto on Working With Kanye West: “It’s Slightly More than Unexpected”

Mods: This wasn't posted before, it's an interview with Jared about working with Kanye and an event that is going to happen on the 26th of April.

Kanye West has recorded with hip-hop colleagues (Jay-Z, Nas, Common, Lil Wayne) and rock contemporaries (Maroon 5’s Adam Levine Coldplay’s Chris Martin) and shared the spotlight with the Police, John Mayer and even country sweetheart Taylor Swift. So, it shouldn’t have surprised anyone when the Louis Vuitton Don updated his blog last week with a photo from the studio featuring 30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto and the Killers’ Brandon Flowers. In the post, West explained he was “working on this dope-ass song with Jared” when Flowers just stopped by the studio.
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No ‘Thor’ For Alexander Skarsgard?

Even though director Kenneth Branagh has another two years before Marvel’s “Thor” film hits Midgard movie theaters, it feels like an eternity for fans waiting to hear casting news. Not long after potential Thunder God Channing Tatum revealed to MTV News that he wouldn’t be playing the film’s titular role as filmmakers sought a more Nordic-looking lead, it seems another actor might have been nixed as well. Despite his square chin and near-Asgardian surname, “Thor” Frontrunner and star of HBO’s “True Blood,” Alexander Skarsgård has indicated he may be out of the running.

When asked about reports that he’d be starring in the “Thor” film, Skarsgård told E Online, “No, I don’t think so. I haven’t gotten the call, so…”

Skarsgård, who was seen lunching with Branagh back in March, had perhaps the most buzz of any other actor in the running given how closely he fit the qualifications of Marvel’s “Thor” casting call.

Is Skarsgård really getting snubbed, or could he just be playing hard to get? Given Samuel L. Jackson and Mickey Rourke’s style of teasing until their Marvel roles were resolved, Skarsgård’s coyness might be nothing more than a bluff at this point. For now, fans will just have to keep their ears — and walking sticks — to the ground.

What do you think Thor fans? Is Skarsgård the right mortal for the job, or is another leading man more fit to lift Mjolnir?


There is no one better for this role, imo.
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Interview with CREATOR of Chuck (also GG & The O.C.)

Can ‘Chuck’ Be Saved? Even Josh Schwartz Isn’t Sure
By Dave Itzkoff

You know it’s spring when the temperature goes up, the flowers bloom and bloggers begin their campaigns to save their favorite shows in danger of being cancelled. With just a few weeks before the networks announce their fall schedules, the Web seems to have coalesced around “Chuck,” NBC’s action satire about a computer geek (played by Zachary Levi) turned unlikely secret agent. Fan sites like Give Me My Remote as well as online columnists like Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly and Alan Sepinwall of The Star-Ledger have encouraged viewers to call upon NBC to give the show a third season.

Can the combined powers of the blogosphere rescue “Chuck” from oblivion? We asked the television producer Josh Schwartz (“Gossip Girl,” “The O.C.”), who created the series with Chris Fedak, what the future holds for his perpetually hapless hero.

As of this moment, do you know where “Chuck” stands?
Sitting here today, I do not know. Which is a tricky place to be, emotionally. The last two episodes are certainly the best that we’ve done, and I feel like the whole season has been building. To feel this coalescing of the inter-Web forces, in support of the show, has been really remarkable.


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I know it's been Chuck overload lately but Josh Schwartz, the CREATOR of Chuck did an interview with the NYTIMES today (i.e. this is not a stupid Chuck post).  He also talks a bit about The O.C. and Gossip Girl. 

For the TL;DR crew: He suggests sending NERDS (the candy) to NBC via mail! 
I'm on it bbs!!!

Sam Lutfi Tones Down Attack on Britney Spears

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Oops…he did it again.

Britney Spears' former manager/sidekick Osama "Sam" Lutfi has filed an amended lawsuit against the pop princess, toning down the rhetoric from his original complaint but still making the same basic accusations, chief among them that mother Lynne Spears slandered him, father Jamie Spears assaulted him and that the "Toxic" singer still owes him money for services rendered.

Acting on behalf of his daughter's conservatorship, Jamie Spears obtained a temporary restraining order against Lutfi back in January to keep him out of her life.

On Feb. 3, Lutfi fired back with a lawsuit that included salacious allegations about her parents leeching off Britney.

That led to Team Spears to file a petition asking the court to toss out the first seven pages of Lutfi's complaint, claiming the blistering charges were really a "calculated attempt to exploit the court system" to make public assertions that have "no factual or legal moorings."

Among the finer details in dispute: "Every aspect of [Britney's] life and more importantly, her fortune, has been controlled by her parents" and that the parents were losing control of their daughter, which "posed a serious threat to Jamie and Lynne" and their supposedly lavish lifestyles.

Such language was excised from the updated filing last Thursday, according to Lutfi lawyer Bryan Freedman, to "clarify" his client's accusations against the popster.

"We think the amended complaint sets forth our claim in a more clear fashion," Freedman tells E! News. "There were certain allegations that we wanted to clean up. "We felt [the language] provided some real background but we removed it...as far as the legal claims we're seeking, it was irrelevant."

Jamie Spears' attorney, Joel Boxer, could not be reached for comment.

While all this plays out, a judge could decide as soon as tomorrow to make permanent the restraining order against Lutfi and attorney John Eardley—a ruling which Freedman said he will appeal should they come out on the wrong side.

Freedman also expressed a desire to bring Spears in from her Circus tour to explain why, if Lutfi was such a nuisance, she didn't file her own restraining order against Lutfi before her father took control of her affairs.

"I think if she testified we'd at least understand the truth whether she suffered substantial emotional distress from Sam or whether she was reaching out and Sam helped her," the attorney added.

The Spears estate recently obtained a permanent restraining order against Britney former paparazzo paramour Adnan Ghalib, which will remain in place for three years.

source: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b119609_sam_lutfi_tones_down_attack_on_britney.html

ugh, I hate Sam, he is such scum, when the fuck will he go away? And when is Britney's team going to close Breatheheavy down?! I am so tired of Jordan/that site.
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Do My Eyes Deceive Me?    

Is that really a beautiful sawdust-covered ginge rainbow I see before me? While trolling the ho stroll last night, I wondered why the homeless people looked shiny and why the mangy pigeons picking at dirty maxi-pads looked so glimmery. Now I know why! That's because the goddess of gayelle ginges, Rojo Caliente spread her beauty all over the streets of NYC yesterday! When Rojo smiles, a gayelle gets approved for a Home Depot Rewards Mastercard.

You know, I've lived in NYC for eleventy million years and I have never come face to face with the ginge rainbow! Not even close. Whenever I smell the exotic scent of power tool oil, I run towards it hoping to find Rojo....but nothing. I've heard stories upon stories from hos who have been in the company of Rojo! The gods must be keeping us apart, because they know that when we meet, planets will explode, Home Depots will crumble, lezzies will collide and ginge mops everywhere will turn white. Or maybe it's because they know I'll go into a seizure while dry humping her hip and men in white jackets would have to taser me off. Naw, that's not it. It must be the whole "earth imploding" thing.

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well we all knew this was gonna happen.

It’s a known fact that there are a select few entertainment stories that are so explosive that if they were unleashed on the Web, the online demand to see them could potentially blow up the Internet. This weekend saw a brief Internet breakage scare when one such story made its way online.

“Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen” footage from the ShoWest conference which showcases “Earth’s Hottest Girl”-- aka Megan Fox -- disrobing was released onto YouTube. We are happy to report that although the video undoubtedly got record clicks, it did not in fact break the Internet.

However, it did cause Paramount to pull this footage of the highly anticipated film off of YouTube. That is why you’re reading this instead of watching the clip in all its Fox-y splendor. But, a few people out there were lucky enough to see it, so we can live vicariously through their reviews.

According to CinemaBlend there’s a little something for the robot lovers, the Megan lovers, and the academia lovers.

“There’s a great, extended scene in which Sam tells faithful Bumblebee he’s ditching him for college (while Megan Fox takes off her clothes) followed by a sequence of quick flashes of giant freakin’ robots doing the awesome things that giant freakin’ robots tend to do..”

Cinematical seems a bit more skeptical about what they saw. “The clip merges the cutesy robot-relationship stuff from the first film, as Sam tries to convince Bumblebee that college is a good thing while Megan Fox rushes to take off her clothes for some reason…”


Da Vinci Code Follow-up in Works/Studio gets ball rolling with third Da Vinci pic

Novel due for U.S. release in September

The Da Vinci Code has sold more than 70 million copies since its 2003 release and topped best-seller lists worldwide, outraging the Vatican and some Catholics because of the fictional story lines about conspiracy and the Catholic Church.

Five million copies of The Lost Symbol, which again features the fictional, mystery-solving Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, will be printed -- the largest first print run in the history of Random House.

"This novel has been a strange and wonderful journey," Brown said in a statement. "Weaving five years of research into the story's 12-hour time frame was an exhilarating challenge. Robert Langdon's life clearly moves a lot faster than mine."

No further details were given on the plot of the new book, which will be published in the United States and Canada by Doubleday and in Britain by Transworld Publishers, both imprints of Random House, which is part of Bertelsmann AG.

Tom Hanks played Langdon in the 2006 film adaptation of "The Da Vinci Code," which earned more than $750 million at the box office worldwide. A film adaptation of Brown's earlier novel "Angels and Demons," again starring Hanks as Langdon, is due to be released in May.

Third Da Vinci Code Film The Lost Symbol Announced

Ron Howard’s big screen adaptation of the Da Vinci Code prequel Angel’s & Demons won’t hit theaters until May 15th, but Columbia Pictures is already moving forward with a third film in the series.

Now you might be asking yourself: “How can there be a third film when a third book has yet to be released?” Good question. Well author Dan Brown has announced that the next installment of the Da Vinci Code series of books. Titled The Lost Symbol, the new novel will be published in the U.S. and Canada by Doubleday on September 15th 2009 with a first printing of  5 million copies. That number is about half of an average Harry Potter book, which is to say - a lot.

Not much information is known about the story, although it has been widely speculated to be about Freemasons in Washington, D.C. Brown, who is clearly obsessed with the Freemasons, has been spotted over the years in Washington, researching Masonic temples.

If the footage screened at ShoWest is any indication, Angels & Demons has the potential to be a bigger hit both critically and financially than the first film. And if that comes to pass, I have no doubt that both Tom Hanks and Ron Howard will return for the third film.

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Brad Paisley's newest addition has a name.

Country singer Brad Paisley and his wife, According to Jim star Kimberly Williams-Paisley, named their newborn son Jasper Warren Paisley, their reps confirm to Usmagazine.com.

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Their son was born Friday at a Nashville-area hospital.

"Mother and baby are resting comfortably," their reps told Us in a statement Friday.

The baby's middle name, Warren, is that of Paisley's grandfather -- who gave Paisley his first guitar and encouraged him to pursue a career in music.

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Jasper is the couple's second child. They are also parents to 2-year-old son William Huckleberry (pictured above), who was named for Mark Twain's character Huck Finn.

Paisley, 36, and Williams-Paisley, 37, began dating nine years ago before they married in 2003.

Source: US Magazine

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Bill Hader & Seth Meyers Of ‘SNL’ Take On ‘Spider-Man: The Short Halloween’

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Back in February, we brought you the news of an upcoming collaboration between Marvel Comics and “Saturday Night Live” regulars Bill Hader and Seth Meyers, titled “Spider-Man: The Short Halloween.” The single-issue story promised to take a tongue-in-cheek look at the misadventures of a costumed party-goer mistaken for the real wallcrawler and kidnapped by Spider-Man’s foes.
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Oasis' Liam Gallagher labels Noel and Russell Brand 'housewives'

Singer is not a fan of the duo's new radio show

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Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher was less than impressed with his brother's debut as a radio DJ.

Noel Gallagher made his fist appearance as a co-host on TalkSPORT with comedian Russell Brand at the weekend. Previously the star had been an occasional guest on Brand's Radio 2 show.

However posting on Twitter last night (April 20) the singer joked about the pair's new show.

"Noel Gallagher, Russell Brand, fucking hell...what a pair of old housewives," Liam Gallagher wrote.

During the show Noel Gallagher and Russell Brand had tried to ring US president Barack Obama, although the guitarist had later worried the stunt might have affected his chances of getting a visa for Oasis' next American tour.

Pushing Daisies (Anna Friel) Bra

Joblo.com interviews Anna Friel on the set of Land of the Lost

It’s kind of hard not to be a little bit infatuated with Anna Friel. And I could listen to that lovely British accent all day. Anna did some terrific work on the recently canceled series “Pushing Daisies” (final three shows will air on consecutive Saturdays, starting May 30th), and she gets to show audiences a very different side in LAND OF THE LOST. As a much older Holly than the original series, she is tough and apparently kicks some Sleestak scale in the big screen adaptation of the classic T.V. show from Sid and Marty Krofft. Once Anna came into the tent where we were waiting, she started going through each of our recording devices. Not only charming, she is really funny too… yep, I had good time.

Anna Friel: [In regards to the recorders] I’ve owned probably about ten of these because I like to use them to learn my lines and everything. But now, we should all be using the iPod one, with the little mike you put on the iPod. I think they look better… or good [Laughing].

So you’re judging the quality of the recording by…

Yeah. Absolutely. That shit just won’t do. I think I probably owned each and every single one of these… it’s a pain to go through them and write down everything you’ve said.

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Jimmy Dean Unhurt After Fire

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Jimmy Dean and his wife escaped a fire that heavily damaged their house in Virginia.

Authorities said Tuesday three firefighters suffered minor injuries fighting the blaze at the home overlooking the James River in Varina.

The fire was reported at 8:05 p.m. Monday and was brought under control several hours later.

Fire Capt. Chris Buehren said the blaze caused extensive damage to the basement, first floor and attic of the moderately sized farmhouse.

Dean, 80, and his wife, Donna Meade Dean, weren't injured. The couple were outside the home when firefighters arrived.

The cause of the fire hasn't been determined.

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Spencer Pratt: Thanks For My Job, LC

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If there's one thing Spencer Pratt is good for (besides having a wonderfully apt last name), it's making blatantly ridiculous statements, bordering on delusional, when it comes to his own importance.

Exhibit A: When asked about his frenemy-ship with The Hills' Lauren Conrad, Spencer tells AOL's inside/TV she's done him and Heidi Montag a few favors.

"If it weren't for her, I would have never met Heidi and I wouldn't be the most famous person on planet Earth right now,"
he says.

So what will happen to Speidi once LC leaves the show? Spencer doesn't care much either way, even if it leaves him without a medium to thrust his ridiculousness upon the world.

"Hope she wakes up, calls the producers at MTV, begs for her job back," he says.

Although he seems a bit full of himself (just a tiny bit), Spencer has no illusions about what his life would be like without reality TV stardom.

"I'd probably be working at Taco Bell."

In a perfect world, Spencer. In a perfect world.

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Cheryl Cole hates looking thin


Cheryl Cole has said she hates looking thin and gets nicknamed "flatty batty".

The Girls Aloud singer, whose small frame has come under scrutiny, said it "destroys" her when girls get hung up about their bodies, telling Grazia magazine: "I don't want to be thin, I hate looking thin.

"I don't want to be up and down like a lollipop lady. It's not a good look... I hate that women feel guilty about eating - just treat yourself."

Cole said she tended to lose weight when she was touring.

She said: "I challenge anyone to do the ridiculous amount of dancing and exercise we do day in day out and not lose weight and tone up.

"But I don't like the thin look. I love curves. I hate the fact I have no bum. I get called flatty batty."

Cole added: "In an ideal world I'd have smaller boobs.

She continued: "I'm a 32D which is ridiculous for my size and boobs are hard to dress. I hate looking booby. You can look really cheap very quickly.

"I'd love to have more junk in me trunk. Ideally, a body like Jennifer Lopez. But I'd dress differently to her.

"I'd dress like I do now. I'm happy with my style and I'm totally in love with fashion because I've learnt by making every mistake in the book."

Source: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20090421/ten-cheryl-cole-hates-looking-thin-5f8abb3.html

***Still waiting for a Girls Aloud tag, but I'm glad to hear that the girls are finally promoting "Untouchable"!

AnnaLynne McCord: PIX11 Princess

Getting an early start to the day, AnnaLynne McCord stepped out to promote “90210” at Pix11 Morning News in New York City on Tuesday (April 21).

The CW sweetheart kindly signed autographs and posed for pictures before entering for her interview alongside fellow guests Daisy De La Hoya and Brian White.

so, unlike everyone else, i think she's pretty, but i will never believe she's 21.   bitch looks 35.


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Johnathon Schaech's Half-Naked Comeback

Can one photo resurrect an actor's career? Well, think about all the stars who've had their fame ruined by a picture -- Tara Reid's errant wonky nipple comes to mind...actually I am still unable to get the image of that out of my head. So why can't the converse be true?

I think this applies even more in Johnathon Schaech's case since his career was half-ignited by a smokin' hot shirtless photo back in 1999 when he starred in "How to Make an American Quilt." Remember the pic? No? Here, let me refresh your memory

Obviously the last decade hasn't been unkind to Jonathon since he actually appears to be in better shape now than he was then. And thanks to PopWrap we get to see him in all his glory! The 39-year-old stripped off in support of his thrilling new movie, "The Poker Club," which he co-wrote and debuts on DVD today.

The smoking hot, and nearly nude, shot is after the jump

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It's a Miss California post! Starring ....

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Her opinions on same-sex marriage may have cost Miss California the Miss USA crown on Sunday night – but in an interview with Billy Bush for “The Billy Bush Show” and Access Hollywood on Monday morning, Carrie Prejean revealed that her sister is a gay rights activist.

“My sister is a second lieutenant in the Air Force and she is a gay rights activist,” Carrie told Billy.

Her sister, she added, is not gay.
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Does RiRi have a new man?

Word around the net is that Rihanna and 21 year old Lakers baller Andrew Bynum are getting it poppin’. They’ve been spotted making their way around the L.A. party and restaurant scene mighty quickly. According to X17:

The couple dined at Mastro’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills. When they left together, a witness reports that they looked “very couple-y, sitting real close to each other in the car.”

Supposedly the two hit up Byron Davis’ b-day party together as well this past Friday night. Well if Chris can move on with a knockoff Pussycat Doll, why can’t Rih Rih up the ante with an NBA baller? All’s fair in love and felonies….

X17 caught up with andrew and he denied the reports:

"April 20th, 2009: We caught up with Andrew Bynom Monday afternoon. As he was leaving the Bank of America we asked him about the rumors that he and Rihanna were dating, to which he said simply, “No.” To clarify, we asked if they were just friends, to which he responded, “Yes.” Finally, when asked if he thinks it could turn into something more in the future, he replied, “No.” The man is straight and to the point! Don’t yack our ear off, Andrew!"

i don't think she would move on so early, but we've all heard this "just friends" thing before. riri and chris still haven't confirmed they were even a couple lmfao.

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Whoopi Speaks Out on Patrick Swayze's Condition

Whoopi Goldberg: Patrick Swayze "Doesn't Know When It's Going to Happen"        

Whoopi Goldberg tells Usmagazine.com her cancer-stricken Ghost costar Patrick Swayze is "doing the best he can."

"He's kicking butt," she told Us Monday at the 1st Annual Blossom Ball in NYC. "And, you know, he's sick. And he, like the rest of us, doesn't know when it's going to happen - because it will happen, that he is going to go - but he doesn't know when or where."

"His attitude is, why wait for it to happen?" she went on. "So he's busy as hell."

Since he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer more than a year ago, the 56-year-old actor -- who denied reports in March that he is nearing "the end" -- has thrown himself into work.

He's writing a memoir and filmed the first season of A&E's crime drama, The Beast, which concludes its season April 23. It remains to be seen whether the show will be picked up.

"As has been the case from day one, it is all about Patrick — in a lot of ways," A&E President Bob DeBitetto recently told the Associated Press. "It is about his condition, and when and whether he would be up for another grueling production schedule."


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BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE Fake IT With Grocery Shopping Photo OP

Stocking up on some delicious treats, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were spotted with their daughters Zahara and Shiloh at a Stop and Shop grocery store in New York on Saturday (April 18).

The “Fight Club” stud and his “Changling” hottie looked like the picture of domestic bliss (LOL) as they pushed their cart out to the parking lot.

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Queen Creole and Iceburg Slim out being very qt, skinny, and also flawless.

Beyonce and Jay-Z sighting. Yesterday afternoon (April 19th), the couple were spotted strolling in the Tribeca area of New York City.

Beyonce’s new movie ‘Obsessed’ drops this weekend. The singer will be on our TV screens to promote it. Don’t forget that she’ll be on The Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday, April 22nd as well as The View and The Today Show on Thursday, April 23rd.

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Eric Bana Treks to London

Eric Bana continues his press tour, making an appearance at the UK Film Premiere of Star Trek at the Empire Leicester Square on Monday (April 20) in London, England.

At the premiere, the 40-year-old star talked a little bit about his character Nero. “It’s a huge thrill to be able to turn up in a movie as a villain that hasn’t been seen before. I guess it’s a sense of freedom at not being the moral center of the film, not having to worry about how the character looks - that was quite liberating. It was a lot of fun,” Eric told Empire.

British actor Simon Pegg said, “For me, tonight is very special. It’s the Empire Leicester Square. I saw films here as a child… it’s a geek dream come true.”

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Spinnerette's Brody Dalle did a photoshoot with Chapman Baehler.

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She also did a recent interview with Suicide Girls

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Sources: http://www.chapmanbaehler.com/ & http://suicidegirls.com/interviews/Brody+Dalle%3A+Spinnerette/

Photos are a definite upgrade, but I can't tell how recent they are. She definitely looked different at the gigs in London.

I had another idea for burning calories.

'Breaking Dawn': Not so fast

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They haven't even released a second movie yet, but already there's talk of a fourth. TheWrap.com reported earlier today that Summit Entertainment was deep in the planning stages for Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in Stephenie Meyer's hugely successful Twilight series. But not so fast, says Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who is still working on her script for Eclipse, the third in the teen vamp franchise (the second, New Moon, is currently shooting in Vancouver). "The most I've heard from Summit is 're-read it and start thinking about it,'" says Rosenberg, who is completing her show-running duties on the fourth season of the Showtime series Dexter. More telling, she hasn't yet received one of the manifestos Meyer famously puts together before Rosenberg begins turning one of her books into a movie. Another source is also skeptical that Summit is far along in developing a fourth film. "As far as I know, Stephenie was still having meetings asking, 'Can we really make this into a movie?'" The fourth book's racy sex and explicit birth scenes make it less pre-teen friendly then the three earlier, more chaste romance novels. Summit, for its part, has no comment on the current status of Breaking Dawn.



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It's time for yet another WTF post.

First there was LEGO Starwars...

then LEGO Indiana Jones...

LEGO Batman made an appearance as well...

well it's not really a movie or show or comic per se, but it has built a new culture and has made enough impact for Lego to want to LEGO-ize it...

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I loved the other games ... but seriously ... wtf.

eta: i forgot to bold the song i'm excited to play. HELL YEAH.

A Gaythering Storm

There is a storm being caused by gay marriage and we are all in serious trouble. Sophia Bush and a bunch of other celebs got together to shoot The Gaythering Storm, a Funny or Die parody of the The Gathering Storm ad made by the National Organization for marriage, which preaches against same-sex unions.

The comedy sketch also features: Alicia Silverstone, Lance Bass, George Takei, Sarah Chalke and Jason Lewis.

But!!!!!!!!! Before you watch the parody, watch the original The Gathering Storm video after the cut.

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Hollywood Hot Spot 'Fred Segal' to get own reality show

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The celebrity clothing store favorite, Fred Segal, is reportedly on its way to having a reality show.

The Bravo show will follow the daily drama that occurs at the retail outlet's Santa Monica location, filming the lives of those who work and shop at the store
, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

"Fred Segal is a legendary retail haven synonymous with high fashion and style, and the fashionistas who work, shop and gossip at the store promise to have arresting, entertaining, colorful personalities and lives," Frances Berwick, executive vp and general manager at Bravo, tells THR.com.
A slew of celebs have been spotted shopping at the high-end, retail store including: Gwen Stefani, Tayler Lautner, Christina Aguilera and Nicole Richie.

this should be interesting...another sunset tan-like addiction.

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So Paper Heart Is Like A Twee, Girly Borat?

There's a first trailer for the Sundance curiosity Paper Heart, a mockumentary about comedian Charlyne Yi's fake search for the true nature of love, also starring her boyfriend Michael Cera:

Even though, from reading blogs, I knew the documentary aspect of the movie was fake, this still feels like a put-on (and a reallllly precious, twee one at that.) But many of the Sundance reviews refute this (favorite blurb: "I found myself getting choked up during one puppet sequence." Okay!) Obviously any movie starring Michael Cera is going to be given a chance (I even saw Nick And Norah! Cute!), he needs to man up a little and start taking on fewer projects that can be best described as "adorable." It's time.


"Game of Thrones" to begin filming in Northern Ireland in fall 2009! Peter Dinklage as Tyrion?

Press release confirms Northern Ireland

A press release from the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland has confirmed that Game of Thrones will be filming there in the third quarter of 2009. In addition they mention that a massive set will be constructed in Paint Hall, the largest film studio in the region. Below is an exerpt from the press release.

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Peter Dinklage To Play Tyrion In HBO’s SONG OF ICE AND FIRE??


This from an untested source:

“I have a friend who works at HBO. While he said he has not heard anything concrete, he said he shared an elevator ride with Peter Dinklage last week. He followed up with a couple people and it seems that Mr. Dinklage will most likely be our Tyrion! Great casting, in my opinion. “

Is it just wishful thinking?

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This means casting should start sometime within the next month! Who do you guys think should/will be cast in the series? And there is a difference between "should" and "will," with "should" being the actor who best fits the part regardless of salary/other projects, and "will" being someone that we could realistically be in the show.

I also think Peter Dinklage would be PERFECT as Tyrion, because the shape of his head/face fits my mental picture of Tyrion almost perfectly.

Also please make sure to put ANY spoilers behind white text!

Smeyer is NOT being sued

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There are a lot of things I should be doing updates on—for example, how awesome and successful the Book Babe event was, and how cool it was to meet all the other authors and hang out with them a little bit, and how much I appreciated all the tremendous support from the fans—but instead of commenting on happy things (which I admit I should have done a week ago; I was waiting for things to slow down for a day, silly me!), I'm commenting on ridiculous internet rumors so that my publicist's day will be just a little bit better.

I am not being sued. No one has contacted me or my publisher to inform either of us that I'm being sued. I never had a roommate named Heidi. There is no professor in the BYU English department named Dr. Peter Benton (though there is a character on ER by that name). And most of all, I began writing Twilight exactly the way I've told people in countless interviews and events for the past six years: I had a cool dream, I wrote it down, writing it down was really fun, so I kept writing until I had a whole book.

The sad thing about this silly situation is that so many legitimate news outlets reported it without doing any research at all to determine if there was any truth to the story. And at least two of these facts are really, really easy to confirm. Particularly, the one about the BYU professor. A simple on-line search can give you that information. Also, a quick call to my publisher would have cleared up the whole lawsuit story. (Kudos to the fansites who did their due diligence and debunked this rumor days ago.)

I guess the moral of the story is that—big surprise—you can't believe everything you read on the internet. Seems like it's April Fool's Day every day on-line. So no worries, the filming of New Moon continues uninterrupted. And, to end this on a bright note, the filming of New Moon continues to be awesome. It's all so beautiful! Chris Weitz is brilliant. Kristen, Rob, and Taylor are beyond words. I have gotten choked up more than once on set due to their amazing performances. I can't wait to see it all put together!



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Vh1 Bring's back Divas LIVE

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VH1 is bringing back its "Divas" franchise for the first time since 2005, the music network announced on Monday (April 20). The performance special - which in past years has showcased Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Chaka Khan and Diana Ross - will air live on September 17 from the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Howard Gilman Opera House in New York.

In an effort to diversify the "Divas" lineup for its 2009 revival, VH1 has asked the public to offer its opinion on which top female talent should headline the show and perform an onstage duet. Fans can visit divas.vh1.com to cast their choices via the comments section. Over 2,000 comments have been posted since Monday morning.

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Depeche Mode are Masters Of The Universe

Depeche Mode release their new album, Sounds of the Universe, today and Martin Gore just did an interview with Out magazine.

Here's a sample:

You were playing with the ideas of sexual ambiguity at a time when pop stars who were actually gay were dancing around the issue or denying it.
We didn't feel like it was harming our career at all. I wasn't doing it for shock value. I was just playing with it, enjoying it. I look back at some of the outfits, and I laugh now. We saw some pictures recently and were laughing because I had on like a knee-length leather dress. I remember underneath it, I was wearing stockings and suspenders, and I was going on TV like that. It seemed like fun at the time, and I didn't think too much about the consequences. I think it some ways it was a little bit groundbreaking. It did help some people deal with their identities.

These days, every guitar band is taking their turn at the electropop you pioneered -- what do you think of The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, et. al.?
I like them, and MGMT. I think the stuff they do is great. It's always really flattering. We seem to have influenced many different genres of music: someone you don't expect very much, like Kanye West. It's nice.

What electronic music do you like now?
I DJ about two or three times a year, and I listen to a lot of dance music. My favorite artist at the moment is somebody called Rekorder. I think there's a lot of good electronic dance music that's being made. Personally, I think the majority of the challenging and interesting stuff is coming out of Europe. This may sound sacrilegious over here, but the American dance scene has been stuck in a time warp for the past 20 years. It doesn't seem to move. The whole house scene seems to be the prevalent one.


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Pixies confirm 'Minotaur' release plans

Band reveal details behind mystery release

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Pixies have confirmed the release of 'Minotaur' after speculation mounted earlier today (April 21) that a new release by the reformed band was imminent.

Available to pre-order from June 15, 'Minotaur' is a luxury collector's box set featuring a wealth of material spanning the band's entire career.

The albums featured in the release are 'Come On Pilgrim' (1987), 'Surfer Rosa' (1988), 'Doolittle' (1989), 'Bossanova' (1990), and 'Trompe Le Monde' (1991).

'Minotaur' will see all five albums re-released in on 24k layered CD and Blu-ray format. The deluxe version of the package includes a DVD of Pixies legendary 1991 Brixton Academy performance, all the band's videos, a 54-page book and reinterpreted artwork by Vaughan Oliver.

Oliver helped to design much of the original artwork for Pixies, and for the 'Minotaur' collection he has re-shot much of the material, along with photographer Simon Larbalestier.

Now a teacher at the University of the Creative Arts in Epsom, Oliver says he asked his students to help out on the new designs.

"I selected a team of students under my direction to work with the titles in the track listing, in a three dimensional way," he said of the project. "Cutting the track listing out of cards, shining light through it, making the track titles from nails - all very organic."

Meanwhile, a limited edition version of 'Minotaur' features everything in the deluxe edition plus all five Pixies' albums on 180-gram vinyl, a Giclee print of Oliver's artwork and a 72-page hardcover book.

Fans can pre-order the collection from Ainr.com.


Why Do We Find It So Hard to Like Lady Gaga?

Sasha Frere-Jones's piece about Lady Gaga in the latest issue of The New Yorker is certainly the most thoughtful and erudite defense of the divisive dance-pop starlet that you're likely to find anywhere, and we're inclined to agree with him on an abstract intellectual level. There is no doubt that Gaga is an intriguing character — she's an unapologetic weirdo who dresses like a sci-fi super-villain, name-drops Rilke and Marx in interviews, and has had great success in the United States with the sort of gloriously dumb dance music that usually thrives in gay clubs and Europe. Despite all this, we find it hard to actually embrace her music.

This isn't to say that Lady Gaga's hits are not very good. (ed. note - o rly) "Just Dance" and "Poker Face" are bold, energetic songs that beat their hooks into a listener with brutal efficiency, but when it comes down to it, they basically sound like Europop remixes of Britney Spears deep cuts. (Unsurprisingly, Britney is a fan — she enlisted Gaga as a writer on her latest album, Circus.) Even if she is a bona fide eccentric, Gaga's music is ultimately very conventional, and mostly comes off like a rehash of every cold-hearted, oversexed, ultrahedonistic radio hit and club banger we've heard over the course of this long, long, looooong decade. Her video for "Poker Face" presents a sort of big-money, high-fashion revelry that already seems somewhat anachronistic in this period of global recession, and the song itself is a thinly veiled ode to rough sex, which fits all too well into the emotionally toxic tone of contemporary pop radio, which is essentially a terrifying echo chamber of anger, violence, entitlement, and porny sexuality.

Perhaps it is unfair to take our pop fatigue out on poor Lady Gaga, but we feel like we're ready for a new era of mainstream pop, and for all her weirdness, she's repping hard for all the things we'd like to get away from as we enter a new decade. She's just too '00s, you know?

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Hugh Jackman's Foot and Handprints Taken in Cement at Grauman's

HUGH Jackman has truly made his mark on Hollywood history, with his hand and footprints recorded in cement today.

The Australian star of X-Men Origins: Wolverine has been honoured at a ceremony outside Hollywood Boulevard's historic Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

Jackman's prints sit alongside the legends of Hollywood including Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Doris Day and Humphrey Bogart.

He told the watching crowd: "I have to tell you, this particular block of real estate has brought me two moments in my life I thought would never ever happen.

"Hosting the Oscars and now here today. It means the world to me to be here."

Grauman's Chinese Theatre is located next to the Kodak Theatre, the home of the annual Oscars ceremony.

Sydney-born Jackman, 41, hosted February's Oscars and was so well received that he's expected to be asked to perform the job again next year.

In X-Men Origins: Wolverine Jackman plays a clawed mutant seeking revenge against his brother, Victor Creed.

Be sure to watch Leno tonight! He'll be on!

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AnnaLynne McCord Taking Summer Off to Backpack

She may play the spoiled rich girl on CW's 90210, but AnnaLynne McCord isn't opposed to roughing it in real life. In fact, while filming is on hiatus for the next few months, McCord plans to backpack – yes, backpack! – through Europe.

"I'm taking the trains everywhere. It's been awesome so far," McCord told PEOPLE at the New York City after party for the world premiere of Fighting, starring Channing Tatum and Terrence Howard. "I've been to London, Paris, Madrid, and Barcelona. I actually have 23 cities that I'm circling around."

Backpacking is something the 21-year-old actress has wanted to do for a long time, she explained. And nothing sounded quite as good as getting away from it all.

"I had several offers for the summer, but I decided there wasn't anything I really 100 percent wanted to do," she explained. "I ended up telling my agent, 'I'm sorry. I'm not available. I'm leaving. Don't call me. I need some time and I just want to be by myself for a little bit.' "

McCord plans to travel solo for most of the journey. "I do have some friends coming out to meet me in different cities, but I'm mostly going by myself. It's pretty cool," she said.


She's not really on my celeb radar, but I'm definitely jealous... if she actually goes through with it.

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Chace Crawford shows off a bit of facial scruff as he shoots scenes for his new movie, Twelve, at Central Park in New York City on Tuesday afternoon (April 21).

The 23-year-old Gossip Girl actor will star as the lead in the drama, which centers on a high school drop-out named White Mike who deals pot and an ecstasy-like upper called twelve to Manhattan’s young and rich.
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Miley Cyrus Says "Hola" to Madrid

Continuing along with her European trek, Miley Cyrus stepped out on the red carpet for a pre-screening of “Hannah Montana: The Movie” in Madrid, Spain on Tuesday (April 21).

Accompanied by her co-star father Billy Ray, the Disney starlet smiled for the cameras and waved to her Spanish fans, clad in a cute pink dress with lots of jewelry.

And it appears that Miss Cyrus has enjoyed the sights of Madrid during her stay, as she twittered: “spain has the cutest boys ever! <3 im moving here j/k j/k."

The visit to Spain follows a promotional stop in Rome, during which time Miley enjoyed a big Italian meal and went shopping, twittering: “omg! iwent to a vendor in Rome and bought an original Bob Dylan and Elton John record!!! im obsessed.”
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LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC has banished "Kings" once again - this time off its lineup completely.

Repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Southland" and "Law & Order" will comprise the network's Saturday lineup for the foreseeable future, scheduling updates from the network confirmed this afternoon.

"Kings" posted an invisible 0.6 rating among adults 18-49 on Saturday, behind its repeat lead outs "SVU" (0.9) and "Southland" (0.7).

It's not clear when - or if - the seven remaining installments of the series will air.

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ETA: Apparently NBC's website said the show will be back in June?

SUPER AWESOME *~COMIC GENIUS~* Armando Iannucci talks IN THE LOOP & debuts awesome US poster

In The Loop is my comedy film set in the bowels of the British and American governments, due to be shown in next week's Tribeca Festival before going on general release in the US in July.

The film was inspired by how over-excited Tony Blair got whenever he set foot in the Oval Office. In fact, it's based on practically every British politician who comes to America and meets famous folk like Vice Presidents and Five-Star Generals and who can't help but get star-struck, turning into nervously giggling 12-year olds at a Justin Timberlake concert who've just found themselves standing next to one of his roadies.

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Eva Marcille and Lance Gross Attend "The Soloist" Premiere

Actor/model Lance Gross and his fiance actress/model Eva Marcille arrive at the premiere of Dreamworks Pictures’ ‘The Soloist’ held at the Paramount Studios Theater on Monday night in Los Angeles, California.

Both are still going strong on their respective TV series. Lance on TBS’ ‘House of Payne’ and Eva on the soap ‘The Young & The Restless‘ - Eva won America's Next Top Model Cycle 3

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Rob Dyrdek Loves 'American Idol,' But Not The Fourth Judge

Of all the controversies surrounding this year's season of "American Idol" — lip-synched group performances, a semifinalist being disqualified, the introduction of the "judges' save" — none are more heated than the question of the fourth judge. Kara DioGuardi joined Simon, Randy and Paula at the panel for the start of season eight, and the hating began almost immediately.

Now one MTV reality star has joined in the ongoing Kara smackdown, going so far as to predict she'll soon be booted from the show.

"I would bet money she's not there next year," said Rob Dyrdek, the professional skater and star of MTV's "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory." He spoke with MTV News while on the red carpet for Justin Timberlake's new show, "The Phone."

Dyrdek, a huge "Idol" fan, insists he hasn't missed an episode in five years. He attended last week's live show, sitting just behind Randy and getting a close look at all the judges — as he has all season, Dyrdek came away unimpressed with DioGuardi.

"I think what it is — she just doesn't fit," Dyrdek explained. "I feel like her opinion is neither here nor there.

"The thing about Paula, Simon, Randy, is it's the perfect blend," he continued. "Where Paula's trying not be mean — like, all over the map — Randy's being cool but subtle and Simon gives exactly how it is. And that's a solid dynamic. You have the other chick kind of trying to find her place while it's happening. It doesn't work."

Dyrdek's low opinion of DioGuardi, however, hasn't dampened his enthusiasm for the show. While he believes Adam Lambert will win the entire contest ("He's 10 steps above everybody else"), Dyrdek's personal favorite is Danny Gokey, whose wife died shortly before his "Idol" audition.

"Being in love and being married and having someone die like that so young," said Dyrdek, "for his story, I hope he goes on to be successful."


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90210 star Adam Gregory is the new face of the casual menswear line Company 81. Check out the exclusive ad campaign pics below!

“I love the clothes, the look and the feel,” the 21-year-old actor tells JustJared.com. “And I’ve been wearing Company 81 since I got to Hollywood. The clothes fit my style and lifestlye, so it made sense for me to team up with this hot new line.”

Adam, who stars in Ashley Tisdale’s latest “It’s Alright, It’s Ok” music video, recently sat down with JustJared.com for an exclusive interview. Check it:

JJ: Who is the biggest prankster on the 90210 set?
AG: I guess that would have to be Dustin [Milligan]. He’s the only one that does any kind of pranks at all. There weren’t any huge pranks but I guess he’s the joker. Saying some weird stuff. He does this circle game where if he holds the circle below his belt and if you look at it, he gets to punch you. It’s weird. Very weird.

JJ: How do you spend your downtime in your trailer?
AG: I’ll usually be reading, or working out. I just recently bought a guitar so I’ve been trying to learn that. I’ll hang out, call my family.

JJ: What book are you currently reading?
AG: Right now it’s a psychology book. It’s the Owner’s Manual for the Brain.
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Trent Reznor Catches Anvil Fever

Trent Reznor is just one of many stars who are getting behind Anvil! The Story of Anvil!, posting about the movie on his twitter page.

Anvil film: true story, non-scripted documentary. I was unfamiliar w them before seeing the film.about 9 hours ago from TweetDeck

Anvil! The Story of Anvil is a funny but surprisingly touching film that's out now and well worth seeing: http://anvilmovie.com/about 9 hours ago from TweetDeck

The movie -- which has found a rabid celebrity fan base including John Mayer, Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, Dustin Hoffman, Taking Back Sunday's Matt Rubano -- is out now in select cities.

It will be hitting Reznor's hometown of Detroit this evening via THE ANVIL! EXPERIENCE, a seven city tour which features ANVIL performing a 3-song set immediately following a screening of Anvil! The Story of Anvil!.

Tuesday April 21
Crofoot Ballroom
Detroit, MI
Get Tix Here.

Weds April 22
Chicago, IL
Get Tix Here.

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Ice-T On The Hunt For Twitter Imposter

Ice-T On The Hunt For Twitter Imposter

Rapper-turned-actor Ice-T is hunting for an internet user posing as him on social networking website Twitter.com - insisting he would never write the "corny" messages posted on his fake page.

The 'Law & Order: SVU' star took friends' advice and created a profile on Twitter to help market his new record label, Final Level Music.

However, he was stunned to find there was already a page set up in his name.

"I went on Twitter... I found a dude on there named Ice-T, and he ain't (sic) even cool," he said.

"Dude's got my name and he's got a picture of me from Law & Order, but I'm looking at what he's writing and it's real corny and whack. And I'm like, if you're going to represent me, at least have some flavour, player."

Ice-T pressed ahead and completed setting up his own profile, but has already caught himself writing details about his personal life he wishes he could take back.

He said: "I get on Twitter and it's kind of like, there are people stalking me now? Because I'm saying stuff like: 'I'm going to the movies.' And then I'm like: 'Why did I just do that'?"





I wrote her via her website ( http://www.cocosworld.com/ It is actually amazing )and told her that we here at ONTD loved her. SO she wrote back!!

"Thank you so much, I need more lovers on my side. Hey, I just started a twitter maybe you guys can send that out? My URL is twitter.com/cocosworld, Thanks for the love!! Coco xoxo"




Coco you're my angel
you're my darling angel
closer than my peeps you are to meeeee
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Lindsay Lohan wants to move to London; wanted to be like Britney Spears

Heads up, British Celebitches! Lindsay Lohan says she prefers London to New York, and she wants to move there “tomorrow”. Haha, first we made you take Madonna, now you’re going to get La Lohan! Lindsay likes London because she thinks Londoners are “less judgmental”… which I actually doubt. Londoners - perhaps the English people in general - are not as Puritanical as the average American, but I truly believe the British and Americans can agree on one thing: the right to be judgy.

Lohan also talks about how much she loved Britney Spears when she was younger, and when both of them weren’t batsh*t insane. Some people may read a lot into Lindsay’s statement that at the time, she would “want to be chased by the paparazzi” like Britney, but back then, every little girl wanted to do everything Britney did. Metro-UK has more:

Lindsay Lohan said her teenage desire to be like Britney Spears drove her to chase fame.

The volatile actress admits: ‘Seeing Britney Spears when I was 13 years old, I was like, I want to be chased by the paparazzi. Little did I know. It’s so strange and surreal.’

Meanwhile, the newly single star, 22, has hinted she may move to London in a bid to escape all the unwanted attention.

Lohan says: ‘I like Notting Hill a lot. I also often stay with a friend in Chelsea. I’d move there tomorrow. I prefer London of New York. The people are less judgmental.’

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"the phone" premiere party

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Last night, Justin Timberlake hosted the MTV “The Phone” Premiere Party sponsored by AT&T and LG held at MyHouse in Hollywood, California.

Debuting tonight on MTV at 10pm/ET, “The Phone” is a new reality series, executive produced by Timberlake, in which contestants use AT&T’s newest device, the LG Xenon, to successfully navigate challenges to earn money and continue competing in the game.

Also in attendance, Ryan Sheckler, Rob Dyrdek, Ashley Tisdale, Julia Voth, JC Chasez, and more.

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Rachelle Lefevre in Vancouver the other day enjoying the weekend sunshine before getting to work on New Moon. Never knew but as you can see, she has an amazing ass. It’s hard to tell behind all that hair. She also looks like she knows about good photo ops, stopping for a homeless person to give him some change.

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"As for what’s happening today on set:

They’re shooting a scene around the woods involving Edward and Bella. Edward has to go, then leaves, then seems to be in anguish. Something about “taking his soul”. It’s the break up."


How did this girl (Lainey?) come to be known as 'the female Perez'?

Paris Hilton's new Guess campaign to feature her dog "between her legs"

Paris Hilton has posed with her pet pooch in a series of saucy shots for Guess 2009 spring/summer collection.

The chihuahua sat next to the hotel heiress while she modelled in a gold bikini, reports the Sun.

In a separate shot, the pooch was placed between the reality star's legs.

Meanwhile, the wine brand ‘Rich Prosecco’, which created ripples with its ultra-modern advert featuring a naked Hilton covered in gold paint, is failing to meet sales targets.

Multifarious batches of the wine are rotting in warehouses around the world.

The wine company is also facing a legal showdown with Italian vintners over the use of the name ‘Prosecco’.


Kings Of Leon announce two New York-area arena shows


Kings Of Leon have announced two shows in the New York area, set to take place in September. 

The band will perform the Izod Center at Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ on September 12 and two days later will play at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, NY.

Tickets for both shows will cost $49.50 and $40.50 and will go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets will be available for Nassau Coliseum online at www.livenation.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000. Tickets will be available for Izod Center online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 201.507.8900. If tickets remain they will be available at the respective venue box offices on Saturday (April 25).

As previously reported, the band join The Killers,Depeche ModeBeastie Boys and more at Lollapalooza in August.

ahh i'll have moved to new york by then, i wanna go :D

Franz Ferdinand to release dub version of latest album


Franz Ferdinand's 'Blood' version of latest album 'Tonight: Franz Ferdinand' is to be released properly on June 1.

The 'Blood' recut of the record features dub mixes of the band's songs. It was originally released along with limited edition early copies of 'Tonight: Franz Ferdinand' back in January.

Exactly 500 vinyl copies of 'Blood' have already been released to independent record shops throughout the UK to mark Record Store Day (which took place last Saturday, April 18).

Frontman Alex Kapranos told NME.COM the'Blood' version has become his "favourite" way of listening to 'Tonight: Franz Ferdinand'. The album was mixed by producer Dan Carey.

"What you're hearing is Franz Ferdinand through Dan's filter," Kapranos explained. "There's a lot of his personality in there and a lot of his own experimentation too."

The new version of 'Blood' will include an additional song, 'Be Afraid', a version of 'Dream Again', which did not appear on the copies made available back in January.

To read the full interview with Kapranos about 'Blood', see this week's NME (out on April 22)

seeing them in philly on may 6th, ahhhh <3

How to "Fix" Idol

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After weeks of "American Idol" running long and wrecking havoc with our DVRs and TiVos, we've come up with a plan to condense the entire show down -- way down. We're talking 15-minute performance nights and five-minute results nights. And if we can do it, there's no reason Fox can't, too.

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Eliza Dushku Plans Mapplethorpe Biopic

Actress Eliza Dushku is stepping behind the camera to make a new movie about controversial late photographer [Robert Mapplethorpe].

Dushku is teaming up with her brother Nate for the biopic of Mapplethorpe, who died of AIDS-related illnesses in 1989.

Mapplethorpe was famous for his gay and erotic photographs, as well as images of celebrities like Andy Warhol, Deborah Harry, Richard Gere, Peter Gabriel, Grace Jones and Patti Smith.



Lauren Conrad is gettin' fancy! Not only does her animated self get busy with Brian Griffin (not every celebutante can say that!) in the May 3 episode of Family Guy, but she also reveals that she's smarter than the average reality bunny.

Lauren says of her Guy gig, "The idea in the episode is that they make fun of me for being dumb and then discover that I'm actually a genius, and that [Lauren Conrad is] kind of a character I play [on TV], because America likes dumb people."

And how did L.C. handle the challenges of playing a cartoon genius?

She says, "I hired an acting coach just for the day because a lot of the lines later on in the episode are very complicated. I'm talking a lot about history and theorems and conductors, and there's a lot of facts and a lot of big words, and I had to say it as if it was coming to me very easily, so I had to learn the lines ahead of time rather than just reading them. I actually had to research some of them because the acting coach told me that if I really understood what I was talking about, it would come through a little more true."

Do you think she'll be able to pull it off? How do you feel about this commingling of The Hills and Family Guy?


Half an Hour With Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil

Half an Hour With Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil
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Before the main acts of the Music as a Weapon IV tour kicked off at 1st Mariner Arena last Tuesday, I had the chance to sit down with Cristina Scabbia, frontwoman and one of two lead singers of Italian rockers Lacuna Coil. (She’s pictured above performing a couple hours after our interview  Lacuna Coil are U.S. label Century Media’s top-selling band, and have a new album, Shallow Life, coming out tomorrow. Shallow Life has gotten mixed reactions so far, as the band continues to move away from its gothic metal past into a more straightforward hard-rock mode.

We chatted for about half an hour about Shallow Life, Scabbia’s thoughts on being “the hottest chick in metal,” her involvement with a water-accessibility project in Kenya, how “Japan is like being on Mars,” and more. Die-hard Lacuna Coil fans may want to read the full unedited transcript (PDF), but the highlights are after the jump.


Have you gotten a lot of feedback on the new album yet?


Mostly positive?

Uh… I would say that a lot of comments are absolutely positive, and I love the fact that a lot of our fans are able to grow up with us. We’ve been around for more than 10 years now, and it’s great to see that our evolution was their evolution as well. They completely understood that we don’t want to get stuck in the same formula over and over. Um, so a lot of positive comments, a lot of people love the album. Probably the most traditional fans that are still thinking about the first demo tape we put out 13 years ago hate the album, but I feel this is the most honest way for us to do what we really want to do instead of following the market.


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I do not think that Lacuna Coil are a metal band in any shape or form, but I thought this would be a fun little interview to post on ONTD. We've had too many Gaga posts here and I thought it'd be nice to have a post about real musicians for once, IMO.

EW's 50 Most Heartbreaking Songs of All Time

Last month, EW's Jason Adams put up a post on the Music Mix asking "What's the most heartbreaking song of all time?" and naming Smog's "Cold Blooded Old Times" as his top pick. Nearly 2,000 comments later, we realized we'd touched a (really depressed) nerve. So we sat down to create a list of our own favorites, available below in reverse order, No. 50 to No. 1.
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Jason Segel & Paul Rudd Possibly Stoned, Probably Exhausted, Definitely Adorable

It would be a shame to ignore 4/20 entirely because none of the other websites are, so here's a few-week's-old interview with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel where the two appear to have been smoking something (though I suspect what they were smoking was "zero sleep"):

"I knew you shouldn't have had all that meth!" I think the addition of the "gross Tom Cruise face" and Gideon the secret friend make this even sillier than the interview where they just made fart sounds. (Thanks for the tip, Steve!)


Didn't see this posted. Very LOL-worthy, even if they're not actually high.

THIS IS A FRINGE POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fringe: The Complete First Season is now available for pre-order on Amazon in both Blu-ray and DVD formats for $55.99 and $41.99 respectively. The release date has not been announced yet, but it is estimated to be sometime in August.

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Tonight's episode was really boring. And rather self-indulgent. I think I rolled my eyes fifty times. BUT YOU GUYS OMG THERE WAS TOTALLY A PETER/ASTRID MOMENT OMG

Also, what was with everyone's voices? Does Kirk Acevedo (Charlie) swallow rocks before every take? Grrrowly.

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Lauren Conrad to Launch Clothing Line for Kohl's

It's a clothes call for Lauren Conrad!

One month after the 23-year-old designer announced that she was taking a hiatus from her upscale clothing line, the Hills star reveals that she is launching a brand-new apparel line for Kohl's department stores.

"It is a California chic line," she tells Usmagazine.com of the new brand, called LC Lauren Conrad. "It is a little more casual. They are basically trying to take that California style and make it accessible everywhere."

The line -- which will consist of only apparel at first but may expand to include shoes, jewelry, handbags, intimates and sleepwear -- will be available in October exclusively at Kohl's stores and on the store's website. The prices will range from $20 to $60.

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"We are very excited to announce our partnership with Lauren Conrad, a pop culture icon whose style resonates with our contemporary customer," Don Brennan, the senior vice president of Kohl’s, told Us in a statement Monday.

He added: "We are confident the LC Lauren Conrad collection brings customers both the contemporary style and the world-class brands they want at a price that delivers incredible value."

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So why did she decide to take time off from the Lauren Conrad Collection -- which is more expensive and only available in select boutiques -- to create the national Kohl's line?

"It was just kind of a battle I had because I wanted to do a higher-end line -- I wanted to do a contemporary line -- but I was also very aware that the reason I was able to do it at such a young age was because of fans that have supported the show and have supported me," Conrad tells Us. "So this was my way of being able to still do what I love and work with a great company and also make it accessible to the fans that made it possible in the first place."

Plus, the star admits that she has shopped at the store.

"My family has always shopped at Kohl's, so I've always known about them and I think that they do a really great job," Conrad says of the franchise, which has also partnered with designer Vera Wang.

Conrad's personal collection will be back next spring, and she tells Us that fans could pair styles from both of her lines.

"I like having more of an eclectic style where you mix high ends and more affordable pieces," she says. "It's great to be able to go to a store like Kohl's and get really good classic pieces and mix them into your wardrobe."


Another Ho, Another PETA Add -- Victoria Secret Ain't Happy.

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Audrina Partridge from 'The Hills' is the latest celebrity to pose in a PETA “Angel for Animals” ad. She appears in a white bikini and angel wings and holds her rescued dog Speedy Gonzalez next to the tagline "Be an Angel for Animals—Always Adopt, Never Buy."

"Each year, 6 to 8 million unwanted dogs and cats are turned in to shelters, and half are killed because there aren't enough good homes," says Audrina. "The solution is as easy as ABC—animal birth control. Always spay and neuter, and never buy from a pet store or a breeder."

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No Angels singer released in HIV case

A singer from the German girl band No Angels arrested on suspicion of infecting a partner with HIV has been released from custody.

Prosecutors say Nadja Benaissa, 26, had unprotected sex with three men without informing them she was infected, and that one later tested positive himself.

Ms Benaissa's lawyers said she should enjoy the presumption of innocence.

A spokesman for a court in the town of Darmstadt said her release was subject to certain undisclosed conditions.

Ms Benaissa was arrested in Frankfurt 10 days previously, before she was due to perform in a solo concert.

The prosecutor's office in the western town of Darmstadt said she had been detained because of the "urgent suspicion" that she slept with three people between 2004 and 2006, without telling them she was HIV-positive.

She reportedly faces a possible charge of grievous bodily harm.

But her lawyers note that there is no proof that she infected anyone.

Benaissa was chosen to join No Angels in 2000 through the TV casting show Popstars.

The group recorded a series of hits and emerged as Germany's most successful girl band.


Reading about the town of Darmstadt reminded of how every time I drive through Germany I laugh because all the exit signs say "Ausfahrt" on it.

Edit: She's the one on the far right.
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This is a Susan Fucking Boyle post.

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Britain’s Got Talent phenomenon Susan Boyle heads out from her home on Sunday (April 19) and is also spotted in the Scottish village of Blackburn, near her home on Tuesday (April 21).

The 48-year-old singer’s videos on Youtube have been watched over 46 million times.

Britain’s Got Talent and American Idol judge Simon Cowell is reportedly contemplating producing a ”duets” album for Susan and Paul Potts, the former cell phone salesman who previously won Britain’s Got Talent. Cowell already is developing a film titled Star Struck, based on Potts‘ surprising leap from obscurity to fame and popularity, the Sun-Times is reporting.

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ABC Cuts Runs of ‘Motherhood,’ ‘Samantha’ by a Week

ABC is leaving the “Motherhood” earlier than planned.

The network Monday said it was ending its Thursday night sitcom experiment a week earlier than planned, pulling “In the Motherhood” and “Samantha Who?” following the shows’ April 23 broadcasts.

That means “Ugly Betty,” which wasn’t slated to return to ABC’s lineup until May 7, will reappear on April 30.

“Motherhood” and “Samantha” have struggled mightily to find an audience in the 8 p.m. Thursday hour. Last week, the two shows averaged less than 5 million viewers for the timeslot, ranking a distant fourth in the hour.

“Motherhood” is considered a long shot for a second season. ABC brass are fans of “Samantha,” but the show has not been able to attract viewers when not behind a successful series such as “Dancing With the Stars.”

Seriously ABC? SERIOUSLY? Like, alright if you don't want to renew it for a full season. But you couldn't give the show the full 5. FUCKING. WEEKS. It's 5 episodes. It's not even half a season. That's ridiculous. Even if it was the worst show on TV that's a completely abysmal way to treat a TV show It's a shortened mid-season replacement, you can afford to let it run it's full *5 episodes*. That's only 2 and 1/2 hours of runtime. Wow.

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Adam Lambert Got 'American Idol' Training At Wild 'Zodiac Show'

'He's really cut out for this on every level,' says Lee Cherry, the L.A. revue's co-creator.

For most "American Idol" fans, Adam Lambert is the wildest, most unusual contestant they've ever seen on the show. But to his friends and castmates in Los Angeles' long-running variety extravaganza "The Zodiac Show," the Adam you see on the "Idol" stage every week is nothing compared to what they've witnessed back home.

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Garffleck get a little bedroom help.

Jennifer Garner is genuinely devoted to ownership her relation with Ben Affleck a bright digit - and a seksi one! According to reports , Garner has been sight stimulate consultant Dr. songster Hein to support her marriage. In fact, over the instance weeks, Jen’s been patterned with the expert and author. One maker reveals that “Jennifer has had whatever ups and downs with Ben, and she likes to analyse in with Dr. Hein erst in a while. Ben’s great, but he crapper be rattling insecure. He likes Jen to endeavor the devoted spouse every the time.” Wonder if they do some another identify of “role playing.” Jen reportedly talks to the medico most tips to support ready her relation and romance alive. The maker adds, “Jennifer doesn’t poverty to retrograde him. She’s in this for the daylong haul.” And we’re guessing Ben is too, as daylong as the stimulate is beatific it seems.

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