April 26th, 2009

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Samantha Morton reveals knife crime past



Actress Samantha Morton has revealed she was convicted of making threats to kill as a teenager.

During a riot at a Nottingham care home, Morton used a knife to scare an older girl who she says bullied her.

The actress told The Guardian newspaper: "I was physically abused and I retaliated." She added:"the only person I hurt in the end was myself."

Morton, who was sentenced to 18 weeks in an attendance centre, says the events "embarrassed" and "humbled" her.

Morton explained to the paper that the children's home was on fire and police were already on the scene when she picked up the knife and threatened to kill the girl.

'Ashamed'

The actress said: "I didn't touch her - wouldn't have touched her - but the police restrained and then arrested me.

"I was locked in a cell for three days. It was terrible. I just sat there thinking, I don't want this life - I'm not a petty criminal. I'm not a thug. I was so ashamed of myself" the actress added.

Morton was charged with attempted murder but after the case went to youth, then crown courts, she was convicted of the lesser charge of making threats to kill.

The conviction has had an impact on her adult life as she has had difficulties in getting visas to film in America.

The actress, whose recent roles include Myra Hindley, Marilyn Monroe and Mary Stuart, told The Guardian: "When I did Sweet and Lowdown, I had to sit down with Woody Allen and explain everything. Awful. It happens all the time."

Morton was first placed in care as a baby and, after a brief spell living with a father she says was physically abusive to her, grew up in a variety of foster and care homes. Her teenage years included periods of homelessness and drug taking.

Her directorial debut, The Unloved, is based on her experiences and will form part of the upcoming Britain's Forgotten Children season on Channel 4.

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Say it isn't so! Niley not back together



Miley Cyrus has stepped in to quash rumours she has revived her romance with ex-boyfriend Nick Jonas - insisting they are just "best friends".

Speculation about the former couple - who split in 2007 - began to brew earlier this month (Apr09) when Cyrus teamed up with the Jonas Brothers to record a new song. The 16-year-old singer/actress, currently dating model/singer Justin Gaston, was subsequently spotted enjoying a lunch date with her ex - sending internet gossips into a frenzy. But Cyrus is adamant she is not reviving her relationship with Jonas, insisting they have just remained good pals since the split.

She says, "We aren't back together. I don't think people know how to make an ex-boyfriend into a best friend and it seems impossible. But when you have known each other as long as we have - we did have such a great relationship. Even he has said, 'We don't know what will happen in the future but for right now, we know we are best friends.'"

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They're best friends y'all! Gaston has nothing to worry about lol
Kate OMG WTF

British Air refuse service to Good Charlotte lead singer because...



Not even drunk! Wonder if they'll let him on w/o covering up. Oh, the intrigue...

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ETA: for those wondering what his ink is of HERE IS A LIST but no pics. And he doesn't show 'em off too much anymore but


what I'm guessing is visible wherever he is. Thanks to thelittlevoice

ETA2: as of 4:07 a.m. CST, Madden landed in Lisbon but no word as to whether he traveled sleeved or not.

LC leaving Speidi's Wedding Early --- Big F U To MTV

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Lauren Conrad 2009-04-25 - seen leaving the wedding of Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Los Angeles, California.

http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums/f50/lauren-l-c-conrad-45996-743.html

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Lane Garrison agrees payout to victim's family


Jailed former Prison Break star Lane Garrison has reached a financial settlement with the family of the teenager who was killed when he crashed his car in 2006.


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Garrison pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol after Vahagn Setian was killed and two 15-year-old girls were injured in the drink and drug-fuelled California crash.

The actor was jailed for 40 months in October 2007 and Setian's parents have since launched a civil suit against him.

They were joined by crash survivor Michelle Ohana, who spent two months in a wheelchair following the accident.

Now Garrison has agreed a financial settlement with the Setian family and Ohana. The amount of money paid out has not been disclosed, reports TMZ.com.

The actor was ferrying the teenagers home after a Hollywood party when he lost control of his vehicle.

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Early Weekend Box Office



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ONTD:
What's your take on this?
Why did people flock to Obsessed?
What did you see?


Source: Box Office Mojo
Sorry no poll today. I was hoping to cut and paste from yesterday's but you can't recycle poll codes apparently. I'll have to remember to save a txt file for it next weekend.

My analysis is that people wanted something really cheesy given our economy. I think we'll see similar results when DANCE MOVIE (Wayans bros spoof) is released. 17 Again and Fighting might flip flop positions when the final results are released tomorrow given how close they are. I wouldn't mind watching Zac and Channing do a little flip-flop action, if ya know what I mean and I think you do.
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Zach Levi (aka Chuck) serves Subway to Fans!

Zachary Levi serving Subway in the UK!  Over 1000 Chuck fans showed up.  FYI edit: He's in Birmingham, UK doing a Con. 
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Pretty amazing considering this is a campaign started by the fans online!!! Wow!! Buy Subway tomorrow BBs and watch the Finale live! Comment in their comment box, send your receipt to NBC (address in my userinfo) or
comment online here!  And as always, for more details about the Save Chuck campaign, please see my userinfo.  Chuck gifs located here.

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Tilda Swinton interview



Her latest film is a departure from the collected women she generally plays on screen. In Julia, from French director Erick Zonca, Swinton plays an alcoholic careening out of control who ends up bonding with the young boy she kidnaps for ransom. It's a gritty, raw performance in a small-budget film that marks a return of sorts to Swinton's earlier work.

Back Stage: You say you didn't set out to become an actor. When did you realize you had become interested in acting or are you interested?

Tilda Swinton: I don't know that I'm that interested in acting, to be honest with you. I started performing in plays when I was at university. I was a writer, and I stopped writing and started performing; one took off when I stopped doing the other. I was never really interested in the theatre as such; I was always interested in film. I think performing in films is my way of being on a film set, which I love. It feels like a distraction to me. But I never set out to be a performer. I never intend to be in another film, and then someone asks me to be, or we dream up some idea together, and I say, 'Okay, this will be the last one.' And it seems to go on and on.

Back Stage: Have you ever had to audition for a role?

Swinton: I'm trying to think. I did read a scene for the Coen brothers last year, which they were amazed I would do. I was amazed they were amazed because apparently there's a whole etiquette I'm not aware of that says if you've been in a couple of films, you don't read. Which I find very strange, because how are the filmmakers supposed to know whether you can do it or not? I was very happy to read.

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Tickets For Beyonce's US Tour Selling Poorly




Oh no, Daddy Knowles is gonna flip over this! Beyonce’s upcoming
I Am..2009 Tour is not selling out instantly like expected. Several tickets are still available for almost every single date, including ones in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and many more.

Judging by early ticket sales, Beyonce will definitely bring money in. However, as an insider has told me, ticket sales are nowhere as strong as expected. “They were hoping to add multiple dates to the tour and it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.” An extra date was added in NYC but low ticket sales in Chicago and other cities have forced the plans for multiple dates down.

It was highly rumored that Daddy Knowles wanted Beyonce to play in huge stadiums like Dodger’s Stadium in Los Angeles, Soldier Field in Chicago, and Giants Stadium in New Jersey. “Thank god this didn’t happen,” my insider tells me. "Either those shows would have been cancelled or there would have been more empty seats than filled ones.”

Daddy Knowles and other Beyonce psychophants will probably blame the economy. However, both U2 and Madonna have both recently posted stadium sellouts of 50,000 seats or more. Bruce Springsteen, despite his recent album bombing, has posted multiple arena sellouts in many cities. Perhaps Daddy Knowles and Beyonce shouldn’t be that upset; all the reverb created by the empty seats should create some great sound effects.


Source: http://www.examiner.com/x-7494-LA-Gossip-Examiner~y2009m4d25-Beyonce-Tickets-for-new-tour-moving-slower-than-expected


Britney made it look so easy.
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Tour home ghosties spook Jacko

WORRIED Michael Jackson has pulled out of renting a 28-bedroom mansion during his UK summer tour - because it is said to be haunted.

Jacko, 50, said he doesn't want ghosts frightening his children. He also feared 18th-century Foxbury Manor at Chislehurst, Kent, could not be made secure. He was about to pay a £1 million deposit for an an eight-month stay when he was shown a video made by aides and ruled it out.

He is now looking at a mansion 15 miles away at Sevenoaks which is monitored by CCTV and guards and has no history of the paranormal.

Jacko intends to use a helicopter to fly to and from 50 dates at the O2 arena in London.

Tickets for This Is It shows are on sale online for up to £10,000 a pair.

Jacko has vowed to make the shows his UK finale and has promised a treat for fans.

http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/showbiz/279273/Michael-Jackson-pulls-out-of-renting-a-28-bedroom-UK-mansion-mdash-because-it-is-said-to-be-haunted.html

Silly, Michael. All you have to do is look at them and you'll be safe!



Ok this is a good question opportunity

IF YOU WERE A GHOST
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

I'd follow celebs around actually, no lie.
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Lauren Conrad Talks Exclusively To Radar About New Kohl's Line

Our Style Guy caught up with LC and got the inside scoop on her new affordable line for Kohl's and her summer style tips! The new LC Lauren Conrad brand, exclusive to Kohl's, will launch in 300 stores in October with a line of apparel from dresses, to pants, to t-shirts and jeans.



Style Guy: What is the inspiration behind your collection?

Lauren Conrad: The inspiration behind my new line for Kohl's is the relaxed but chic California lifestyle. Basically items that are cute, comfortable and can go from day to night.

SG: Who approached who? Did you go to Kohl's, did Kohl's come to you?

LC: It was mutual. I had been looking into major retailers for quite some time and I think they were looking into me. We met in Milwaukee and the rest is history.

SG: What are your thoughts on discount shopping?

LC: I think everyone likes to get great items at a "bargain". It really isn't discount shopping, it is smart shopping.

SG: How do you shop to be economical and frugal?

LC: I think you buy staple pieces in basic colors so you can wear them over and over and make the outfit look different by changing accessories.

SG: As a young entrepreneur, what are your focuses while starting a new venture in these economic times?

LC: My focus is and always has been to provide clothes that I would wear myself. Stuff that can take you from day to night and can be dressed up or down. Staples every girl should have in their closets.

SG: As a role model for young girls-- what are your summer style tips?

LC: Dress for your body type and never wear something you don't feel comfortable in.

The fashionable Queen of reality TV has been writing her first book "LA Candy" that will be out June 16th, and she continues to be a spokesperson for Mark cosmetics. Not just a fashion savvy starlet, LC is a full on entrepreneur!

This is such a smart business move for her, and I hope it does really well. I've never shopped at Kohl's, but I will definitely check out her line once it comes out. And I wish EVERY girl knew how to dress their body. Whether you're fat or skinny, they are things that you should not wear.

And the people that hate her style, what do you wear... ~American Eagle~?


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Goodbye Keisha
OOO-ER missus - SUGABABE sweetie KEISHA BUCHANAN has kicked her man to touch.


The sultry singer made her mind up after the pair BOMBED in celeb couple quiz Mr And Mrs.

WHAT IS KEISHA'S FAVOURITE BAND?

Keisha - The Sugababes, of course.

Dean - Er, Girls Aloud?

WHO IS THE HOTTEST SUGABABE?

Keisha - I hope he says me!

Dean - Is that ginger one still there?

NAME THE SUGABABE LINE-UP

Keisha - Heidi, Amelle and Keisha.

Dean - Dopey, Sneezy & Bashful?

Useless boyfriend DEAN THOMAS got the boot after the ITV1 quiz proved he knew absolutely NOTHING about girlfriend Keisha.

It was a rude awakening for the previously loved-up couple who had been dating for 18 months - they even told close pals that a wedding would soon be on the cards!

But their appearance on the show - where stars try to match their partner's answers to questions about their lives - proved they were anything but marriage material.

My quiz show insider told me: "It was absolutely humiliating for them both - Keisha was fuming about some of Dean's answers.

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Update: Casey Aldridge Charged in Single Car Crash

We've learned Casey Aldridge was charged with careless operation of a motor vehicle (a misdemeanor) after last night's crash -- and no other car was involved.

Cops tell TMZ Casey was driving on the LA 606, which is in the Tensas Parish in Louisiana, when he lost control of his F-150 at around 1:30 AM. Law enforcement sources say Casey was initially taken to the Riverland Medical Facility in Ferriday, LA -- which is right across the border from Mississippi.

Casey is currently at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS.

http://www.tmz.com/2009/04/26/casey-aldridge-charged-in-crash/

Previous post talking about his injuries:
http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/34571603.html


Update:

Casey Aldridge could have been screwed, but got real lucky -- he's going to recover from this morning's car accident.

We just spoke with a close family member/Baptist preacher who says Aldridge did NOT have surgery, but did suffer mild brain trauma.

As we first reported, Casey and 3 other passengers were in a single car accident early this morning in Louisiana.

His F-250 flipped over and Aldridge was airlifted for treatment.

The family member said Aldridge suffered a skull fracture around his hairline and will be kept at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for 2-3 days for observation.

Jamie Lynn Spears is at his bedside.

We're also told one passenger suffered a broken collarbone, one is getting X-rays on his hip and the third just suffered some bruising.
http://www.tmz.com/2009/04/26/casey-aldridge-okay-but-just-by-a-hairline/
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A Very Special "Tracey Ullman's State Of The Union"


Tracey Ullman's back tonight in a new episode of "Tracey Ullman's State of the Union", which is a very special "Harry Potter" episode. Tracey plays, JK Rowling, who is suing everyone for stealing her work. Here's a preview of Tracey playing, Renee Zellweger, who's starring in a biopic based on the life of JK.

"State of the Union" comes on after "The Tudors" at 10PM on Showtime!



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Interview with Ryan McPartlin aka Captain Awesome from Chuck


From the Chicago Tribune today:

Chatting with Captain Awesome as the fantastic 'Chuck' season finale approaches

Talk about unfair.
 

Quizzed via e-mail about his Chicago-area roots, Ryan McPartlin, who plays Captain Awesome on "Chuck," mentions his favorite hot dog place (Portillo's), his favorite club (Hub 51 -- he loves that the bar serves Pabst Blue Ribbon in cans), his favorite pizza (Lou Malnati's deep dish) and his favorite breakfast place (Adelle's in Wheaton).
 

"My life revolves around food," he said.
 

Anyone who's ever seen McPartlin on "Chuck" -- and noted how frequently the actor appears shirtless on the show -- would be shocked to learn that he's such a fan of carbohydrates. In moderation, of course.
 

The deal with the comically perfect Awesome is that he's, well, awesome in every possible way. The character, a doctor who is engaged to Ellie (Sarah Lancaster), Chuck Bartowski's sister, is every inch the clean-cut all-American good guy. It's fitting, since this Glen Ellyn native and graduate of Glenbard South High School played football at University of Illinois (McPartlin, who played tight end, modestly noted that he was "more of a tackling dummy than a player.")

 

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Hilary Duff and Mike Cormie leaving LAX 4/25



Making their way back to the west coast, Hilary Duff was spotted arriving at LAX Airport with her boyfriend Mike Comrie on Saturday (April 25).

With the former “Lizzie McGuire” starlet shying away from photographers as she arrived, the twosome toted their luggage through the terminal and out to an awaiting car.

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As previously reported by Gossip Girls, Hilary and Mike have been posted up in New York City, as Hilary promoted her new movie “Stay Cool” at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Co-starring Winona Ryder and Sean Astin, the film is about “an author who returns to his hometown to deliver a commencement address to a class of graduating high school students has to deal with his feelings for an old flame (Ryder) as well as the advances of a student (Duff) who has the hots for him.”


Love this girl she's so pretty, they are cute together

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AMY WINEHOUSE is being referred to as the “Pied Piper of St Lucia” by locals, who have been impressed by the songbird’s generosity towards the island’s children.
The generous Grammy-winner took six kids from near her new island home to the picturesque Cotton Bay on Saturday to play on the beach.

A source told me: “Amy is happiest when she’s with children — kids love her. The children she took to the beach on Saturday were following her round and all vying for her attention.

“She’s determined to do as much as she can for local kids as they’re a lot less fortunate than she is.”

Dad Mitch, who flew over late last week to be with Amy, joined in the excursion too and enjoyed some horse-riding along the sandy stretch.

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Dolph Lundgren's wife tied up by robbers... realize who hubby is, and leave.

Armed robbers fled after discovering the home they had broken into belonged to 'tough guy' actor Dolph Lundgren. The masked raiders tied up the star's wife and terrorised her into handing over cash and jewellery by threatening her with knives. But they cut short their raid on the house near Marbella, Spain, after spotting a family photo of the action star and his children in one of the bedrooms.

Police are still hunting the three attackers. An insider said: 'Things might have turned out very differently if Dolph had been in.' The criminals fled as soon as they realised the owner of the house they had raided was someone they wouldn't want to come up against in a fight.
'They left Anette pretty traumatized. She's Dolph's angel and anyone who messes with her is messing with him.'

The Swede, who turns 52 in November, still has a six-pack from training up to six days a week in his local gym. He recently took part in a six-round exhibition fight against a Russian wrestler and boxer in Moscow.

He has been married to jewellery designer wife Anette Qviberg for the past 15 years. Other celebrities with homes in the area - including Simon Cowell, Alan Sugar and Antonio Banderas - are thought to have upped security as a precaution. A source said: 'Police have got very few leads. All three burglars wore balaclavas and they've no real description to go on. 'They're looking at CCTV footage to see if they can advance the inquiry. Dolph's away on business a lot and he's increased security to try to avoid a repeat.

'Anette has even spoken about leaving the area. But Dolph's persuaded her it's a one-off and they should stay put for now.'



Grain of salt with this source: Daily Mail
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Vik Sahay and Scott Krinsky of Jeffster - Out Promoting Chuck Today in LA

Vik Sahay and Scott Krinsky (aka Jeffster) from NBC's Chuck - Out Promoting the show today in LA with the Nerd Herd!

You can follow where they are and what they're up to through the WB's Twitter.  Maybe you can get a picture too!  They keep tweeting where they are and where they are headed!  So cool!





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Old feature on Nick Jonas from "Focus on the Family"

I know this isn't news in any shape or form, but it's an interesting glimpse into the JoBros' fundie past, and I don't think many people have seen it.

Twelve-year-old Nick Jonas lights up a room. Whether he’s performing songs from his upcoming CD, portraying a mischievous teacup on Broadway or exchanging high fives with inner-city kids, Nick’s love for God radiates on those around him.

Last December hundreds of kids from inner city Patterson, New Jersey, swarmed into a crowded community center to receive Christmas presents. The Radicals, a kids’ ministry group from Nick’s church, led worship, performed skits and invited the children to receive the best Christmas present — Jesus Christ.

Dressed in jeans and a T-shirt, Nick walked on stage and said, “It doesn’t matter if the world is pulling you down. “With Christ you have everything.”



Nick has always felt comfortable holding a mike. When Nick was 2, he climbed on top of a coffee table and started singing into his grandma's turkey baster as a mike. When his grandma warned him to get down, he said, “No, Grandma, I need to practice. I’m going to be on Broadway.”

In kindergarten while his friends laughed at cartoons, Nick watched musicals. “I watched ‘Peter Pan’ five times a day,” he says. “I would watch every single movement — the dancing, how they acted, how their mouths moved when they sang.”

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More Girl Group Drama?

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With the Pussycat Dolls releasing their last two singles ‘Jai Ho’ and ‘Hush Hush’ with the bizarre “featuring Nicole Scherzinger” tag, the tension reached boiling point on Friday night whilst they opened up for Britney Spears’ latest ‘Circus’ tour stop in Glendale, Arizona (April 24th). Melody showed just how sick and tired she truly is of Nicole getting all the preferential treatment in the group

 

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This season Idol is sporting its best group of singers ever, and its strangest production choices. First they add another judge, then they add a bizarre entrance for the judges, then they limit the mentors (and subsequently one of the mentors - Quentin Tarantino - isn't even a singer). About the only positive result of these changes is less Ryan Seacrest. Now, we find out that next week they'll feature songs of The Rat Pack. If Disco and Motown are dated, The Rat Pack are pre-historic.

If you and/or your parents are under forty you're unlikely to have much exposure to The Rat Pack. The Rat Pack were a group of friends in the sixties who were also performers. The main singers in the group were Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra. Some other performers were sometimes considered part of the pack. One of these was Judy Garland - I'm betting Garland will be included to expand the contestant's song choices.

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There's no way in hell they'd include Judy, but we I can dream. The amount of talent that pack included, man, gives me heart palpitations.

And I think people are taking this post far too seriously. Most people know the Rat Pack, whatever. I just wanted an excuse to make a post on a slow news day.


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Wake up Wiggles: fans see red over website


IN THE red, yellow, purple and blue world of the Wiggles the colour of money now seems to be the primary one.

Australia's richest performers have ventured further into cyberspace in a move that has alienated quite a few fans who feared the entertainers have dived too deeply into their pockets.

Wiggles Inc on Friday launched wiggletime.com, taking preschooler followers and their parents into an online world where user pays.

There, according to Dorothy the Dinosaur, the Wiggles character who has been spruiking the strange new virtual world for weeks now to fans, they'll be able to explore, play and learn with all the old Wiggle themes as well as buy merchandise, DVDs and book tickets for shows.

Assuringly, she said, the new website was also the new home of the once-free Wiggles Fan Club and would feature many of the old benefits, including concert alerts and monthly e-newsletters, new games, activities and videos.

Recent converts to user pays, the Wiggles are charging fans an annual cost of between $85 and $103 to join their virtual world. (Liz Note: that is around 61-74 American dollars)

Some of the money - $12 or $24 depending which package the preschooler decides to take up - will be donated to UNICEF.

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BETTY WHITE - GOLDEN GIRLS PAY TRIBUTE TO ARTHUR

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Veteran actresses BETTY WHITE and RUE MCCLANAHAN have paid tribute to their GOLDEN GIRLS co-star BEA ARTHUR, who died on Saturday.

The actress passed away peacefully in her sleep at her Los Angeles home after losing her battle with cancer aged 86, according to personal assistant Dan Watt.

Arthur, who starred in the hit show from 1985 until 1992, won an Emmy Award for her role as Dorothy Zbornak in the sitcom, which chronicled the lives of three retirees in Miami.
And co-stars White and MCClanahan fondly recall the seven happy years they spent with Arthur on the series.

MCClanahan tells Entertainment Tonight. "(Thirty-seven) years ago she showed me how to be very brave in playing comedy. I'll miss that courage. And I'll miss that voice."

White adds, "I knew it would hurt, I just didn't know it would hurt this much. I'm so happy that she received her Lifetime Achievement Award while she was still with us, so she could appreciate that. Bea was such an important part of a very happy time in my life and I have dearly loved her for a very long time. How lucky I was to know her."

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Mrs. Peel...We're Needed

OUTRAGE trailer



From Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated) comes OUTRAGE, a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to. Boldly revealing the hidden lives of some of the United States’ most powerful policymakers, OUTRAGE takes a comprehensive look at the harm they’ve inflicted on millions of Americans, and examines the media’s complicity in keeping their secrets. With analysis from prominent members of the gay community such as Congressman Barney Frank, former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey, activist Larry Kramer, radio personality Michelangelo Signorile, and openly gay congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (Representative, Wisconsin 2nd district), OUTRAGE probes deeply into the psychology of this double lifestyle, the ethics of outing closeted politicians, the double standards that the media upholds in its coverage of the sex lives of gay public figures, and much more.

I really liked This Film Is Not Yet Rated, and this looks to be pretty good, too. What do you think, ONTD?
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Katie Holmes Hosts Independent Feature Project



Katie Holmes dons head-to-toe black at the Independent Feature Project 30th Year Celebration at the Cooper Square Hotel in the NoHo neighborhood of New York City on Sunday (April 26).

The 30-year-old actress looked fabulous at the event, pairing her Alexander McQueen silk halter top with matching pants. She finished off her look with a fierce pair of Givenchy sandals. Katie hosted the swank party.

The mission of the IFP is to produce programs that assist independent filmmakers in connecting with film industry professionals and ultimately, connecting to audiences. For more info on the non-profit, visit IFP.org.

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Hellraiser Beysus tried to run away

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Beyonce Knowles was a hellraiser as a teen and even tried to run away from her strict parents.
The singer reveals she changed her mind when her mum Tina called her bluff.
Knowles says, "I definitely ran away and she definitely told me, 'Holla!' (Goodbye!) She was watching and I had made the decision (to run away) and I was like, 'Maybe I won't run away.' She tested me."
But the star insists her mum would never have let her run away for real, adding, "I'm from Houston (Texas). I'm a southern girl, so I was raised like that... but she wouldn't have left me on the side of the road, definitely not."

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Spencer And Heidi's Wedding Was 'Amazing,' Stephanie Pratt Says

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The day has finally come for Heidi Montag to officially become Mrs. Spencer Pratt. And on Saturday in Pasadena, California, the duo better known as Speidi finally tied the knot. MTV News got all the details from Spencer's sister and Heidi's bridesmaid, Stephanie Pratt.

"It was amazing," she said shortly after the ceremony ended. "Heidi looked amazing. She was wearing a million dollars worth of diamonds over a strapless Monique Lhullier dress."

Stephanie, who wore a yellow gown from BCBG, admits that although Heidi was trying to stay composed during the ceremony, it was hard for Stephanie to contain herself at times.

"I was up there, and her back was towards me, so I don't know if she was crying," Stephanie said. "But she was getting mad at me if we would start crying so that she wouldn't start crying."

Heidi's sister, Holly, was also a bridesmaid, and Stephanie said, "Holly really kept it together. Everything worked out great."

Much like Heidi, Spencer, whose groomsmen were his friends Brian and Sean, also kept his cool during the ceremony. "He was really good. He was really happy."

The ceremony, which Stephanie guesses had about 200 guests, was a lot bigger than expected and included the Pratt parents. "My parents were there," she said. "They were very emotional, like most parents would be."

Unlike the couple's previous attempts to marry in Mexico and at a Los Angeles-area courthouse, this time around the duo had a ceremony in a church, just like Heidi always wanted. "This is with the family. There was a legal priest, and the ceremony had prayers. It was completely different."

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Rory Gilmore's Cut Out for Acting



Former Gilmore Girl Alexis Bledel works out a dress with cut-out detail as she walks the red carpet at the premiere of The Good Guy during the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theater in New York City on Sunday (April 26).

The 27-year-old blue-eyed babe recently was asked about Broadway and said, “Yeah, I’ve been thinking about that. I’ve gone to see five or six plays in the last couple months. I saw August: Osage County, and of course Lauren Graham in Guys and Dolls. I hadn’t seen a lot of shows since I was a kid, so I’ve been kind of reeducating myself and it’s been a lot of fun!”

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After a whirlwind week of non-stop promoting, Beyonce Knowles was spotted making her way through JFK airport with her mother Tina Knowles on Saturday afternoon.

The entertainer, who is currently starring is the movie Obsessed, was heading to her next tour date in Zagreb, Croatia.

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Entertainer Usher Raymond IV was spotted arriving at LAX carrying his son Usher Raymond V (born November 26, 2007) and an Elmo Sesame Street doll. He was escorted by a bodyguard and Usher flashed the peace sign to photographers before leaving. Now this is too cute right here. Fave post of the Day.

In related news, Usher is currently working on a brand new album and enjoying family life. He has been married to wife Tameka Foster Raymond since ‘07 and they have another son, Naviyd Ely Raymond who was born last year.

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Last night, Ciara was spotted arriving at Bungalow 8. She was also spotted at Miss Selfridges in London as well as Nobu.

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Santogold tour dates

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After killing support slots for the likes of Jay-Z, M.I.A, Bjork, Coldplay, the Beasties and Mr. West, and riding a wave of massive success from her debut album, Santogold (released on Downtown Records), the newly tagged Santigold will set out on a nationwide headlining tour. Supported by Amanda Blank and Trouble Andrew, this will be a high-octane show chock full of style, beats, moves and florescent colors. Don't miss your chance to say "I saw her way back when," and prove to the hip new upstars that you've had moves for years. Rest assured, FILTER will be right there beside you in neon green spandex pants with a hand in the air... and a huge smile on our faces.

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Mia Farrow to start hunger strike over Darfur

Mia Farrow to start hunger strike over Darfur



LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Mia Farrow is to start a hunger strike next week in a bid to draw attention to the humanitarian crisis in the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan, a statement on the actress's website said Thursday.

The 64-year-old said from Monday she would begin a water-only fast as a gesture of solidarity and as "a personal expression of outrage" at deaths from starvation, thirst and disease in Darfur.

Farrow said her fast was prompted by the Sudanese government's expulsion of 13 international aid groups from the region last month. Farrow called on world leaders to pressure Sudan into reversing the decision.

"I undertake this fast in the heartfelt hope that world leaders who know what is just and right will call upon the Government of Sudan to urgently readmit all of the expelled agencies," said Farrow.

Farrow told People magazine she had set herself a target of three weeks.

"I am going to get my blood tested after two weeks and if there is organ damage, I will have to stop," she said.

Farrow, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, is one of several celebrities who have campaigned relentlessly to draw attention to the conflict in Darfur.

The United Nations says 300,000 people have died -- many from disease and hunger -- and 2.7 million have been made homeless by the Darfur conflict which erupted in 2003. Khartoum puts the death toll at 10,000.

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Britney is going to Paris!

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In addition to the recent Dublin shows added to the "Circus" tour on Friday, June 19 at the O2, Dublin arena, Britney is now confirmed to be performing 3 extra shows on her "Circus" tour, this time in Paris, France on July 4th, 5th and 6th, according to Virgin17.fr.

Quote from the source (even though it's in French): Britney Spears a fait son grand retour dans les bacs fin 2008 avec son nouvel Circus, une collection de tubes pop, dance & R&B ! La lolita sulfureuse démarre une tournée mondiale, qui passera par le Paris Bercy les 4, 5 et 6 juillet prochains. A l'occasion du grand retour de Britney Spears, retrouve ses meilleurs clips, des photos et écoute son nouvel album sur Virgin17.fr !

source: http://www.virgin17.fr/Evenements/Dossiers-speciaux/Special-Britney-Spears & http://www.breatheheavy.com/exhale/viewthread.php?tid=147907

The Queen is taking over the world.

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