June 8th, 2009

Paris Hilton got paid to have sex with girls



Paris Hilton was a prostitute.  From infamous HollywoodInterrupted.com:

"Indeed, when I first contacted her, she was quick to volunteer, "With Paris it was very low key. She would fly down and I was there with them. We would party pretty hard. Paris got naked, and the girls would get naked. This was mainly in Vegas. There were times where you would have Ted or Ron come down, and they would pretty much pay for girl-on-girl action. I'd be there. And they'd pay to watch us girls going at it. And they'd bring in Augie Busch III.""

Paris Hilton lying and denying to to New York Daily News:

"Paris Hilton finds a lot of things “hot,” but the idea of once taking part in a lesbian sex show is not one of them.

For the past six years, the heiress has done her best to prove she’s more than a girl who ... well, you know what she did on that sex tape that her skeevy ex-boyfriend sold.

But now, having gone on to a half-dozen movie roles, two books, a CD, and fragrance and footwear lines, she’s fending off the claim of a woman who says she and Paris once stripped for high-rollers in Vegas.

“[Hilton] flew down to Vegas,” Mark Ebner reports Elizabeth Jawhary as saying on HollywoodInterrupted.com. “We partied pretty hard.”

According to Jawhary, some Hollywood players would “pay for girl-on-girl action. I’d be there. And they’d pay to watch.”

Jawhary alleges that, on at least one night, Paris joined in. “Paris got naked, and the girls would get naked,” she claims.

She says the guys would pay her $5,000 for a private show, though she never saw Paris accept any money, according to Ebner, author of “Six Degrees of Paris Hilton.”

A rep for Hilton tells us that claims that the heiress was involved in any such adventure are “totally untrue and a complete fabrication.”

Jawhary, now 30 and living a different life in Texas, couldn’t be reached for comment."

 




Junkie takes drugs. In other news, water still wet.



JUNKIE rocker Pete Doherty was arrested at the weekend after claims he took drugs on a British Airways flight.

The addict singer was detained on arrival at Geneva, Switzerland, after he was found slumped in an on-board toilet.

A hypodermic needle — commonly used by heroin addicts — was reportedly found. Swiss cops fined the 30-year-old singer, but allowed him to play a gig in the country.

Doherty was jailed last year for breaching a probation order following a number of arrests relating to his drug use. He said he had given them up.

A Geneva police spokesman said: “We were contacted by the captain of a BA flight and a passenger was controlled by police.

"He was charged — but I cannot say what with. He paid a fine and was allowed to go.”

A spokesman for Pete declined to comment.

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15 TV Characters That Disappeared Without Explanation

It is not common for a television character to mysteriously disappear, never to be heard from again. We're not talking about characters being written out of shows like 87 cast members from "ER" or even when Jonathan Taylor Thomas left "Home Improvement" to travel abroad. What we are talking about are the mysterious disappearances that are never really referenced again. Additionally there are situations where actors are swapped as if the viewers wouldn't notice that the character has a different face. The following is a list of some of the more memorable television disappearances by characters or the actors playing them:

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Judy Winslow on "Family Matters" was the adorable little sister who's departure from this prime time show was never mentioned by its cast. The writers could have at least told us that she got hit by a car, or that she joined a traveling circus, but her mysterious disappearance has always left viewers dumbfounded. This is perhaps exacerbated by the fact that her father (Carl) was a cop, and should have had the resources available to find a missing adolescent. By the way, Jaime Foxworth (Judy) has since went into making adult films under the stage name CRAVE.

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Sam Worthington interview: "It isn't just 'stand there and say your lines and look pretty"

Sam Worthington is on the warpath to stardom



The article is long, so I just took some of the more interesting parts...bolded for the tldrs



IN THE filmmaking education of Sam Worthington, there was one lesson he had to learn working with Titanic director James Cameron and The Dark Knight star Christian Bale.

Friction is not only part of filmmaking, it's essential if you want to produce lasting work.

"I don't mind an argument," Worthington says forcefully. "It isn't just 'stand there and say your lines and look pretty'. Shave a monkey: they can do it!


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In December, he will star as a former marine in a wheelchair, who fights aliens on another planet, in the long-awaited Avatar, the 3-D sci-fi epic that is James Cameron's first movie since Titanic.

Also heading for cinemas is his role as a Mossad agent in the thriller The Debt, directed by Shakespeare in Love's John Madden and co-starring Helen Mirren and Tom Wilkinson. In the romantic drama Last Night, he plays a man married to Keira Knightley's character and tempted by an affair with Eva Mendes. And in Clash of the Titans, now filming in exotic locations, Worthington is an ancient Greek hero.

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Whitney Port: Bottoms up!



Out for a relaxing retail romp, Whitney Port and her female friend headed out in New York City to hit the shops on Sunday (June 7).

The MTV reality starlet wasn’t shy with her wardrobe on this particular day, as she wore a cut-off shirt showing off her flat tummy and tiny drawers that showed a little more backside than Whitney was probably hoping for.

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Neil Patrick Harris lands two movie roles



Neil Patrick Harris has been cast in two new films, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In indie comedy Best, the recent Tony Awards host will star as a father who moves with his status-conscious wife and young child from Delaware to New York City's Upper East Side; co-stars will include Amy Sedaris and John Hodgman. Harris also landed a supporting role in Beastly, an updated take on the "Beauty and the Beast" story starring Alex Pettyfer, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Vanessa Hudgens.

 


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Rachel McAdams and Jeff Goldblum: Hard at Work



They may be an unlikely on-screen pairing, but earlier today (June 8) Rachel McAdams and Jeff Goldblum were spotted working on their new film “Morning Glory.”

The “Jurassic Park” stud and the “Notebook” babe looked intense and focused as they filmed scenes on the New York City set.

“Morning Glory” is about an old-school anchorman who quits his longtime evening newscast because of its new, gossipy ways and is recruited by a hotshot producer who’s looking to revive a failing morning show.

And it looks like a sure-to-be hit thanks to an ensemble cast that includes Harrison Ford, Patrick Wilson, and Diane Keaton.

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Cam Lands Another Vampire Movie

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Cam Gigandet is quickly becoming a horror "item" as he's previously starred in The Unborn and Twilight, while also taking on role in Overture's forthcoming sci-fi horror flick Pandorum and Sony Screen Gems' thriller The Roommate. Now the young star is heading back to the vampire genre as he'll be starring alongside Paul Bettany in Screen Gems' Priest, Scott Charles Stewart's TokyoPop comic book adaptation.

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True Blood Spoilers

Here is a True Blood Season 2 spoiler: episode descriptions for the first 6 episodes. Many thanks to Buellblaster who found this information. Don’t forget everyone season 2 of Alan Ball’s hit HBO TV vampire series returns on Sunday, June 14, 2099 at 9PM/ET on HBO. Based on these synopsis’s of episodes you do not want to miss any moment of season two!

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Anthony Head: The Buffy spinoff Ripper may still be possible



Anthony Stewart Head, who played Giles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, told reporters that he is still discussing a possible British spinoff series or film centering on his character with creator Joss Whedon.

Just as news is breaking that a new Buffy movie is in the works, Head said that he was talking about the proposed spinoff, to be called Ripper, with Whedon just before Whedon began to conceive Fox's Dollhouse.

Whedon announced plans for a Ripper series as soon as Head left Buffy in 2001 to return to his home in England. Over the past eight years, the idea has evolved, he said.

"Originally, when he pitched it to me, it was a series, and it was Giles as this sad, lonely man in England without a real reason to be," Head said. "It was pretty much ghost stories. Week by week, some ghost story would somehow affect him. Then he said he didn't want to. By that time, I think he had been affected by Angel, the need to write a weekly story. I think he found at that point the drive was different, so he suggested this one film that we were going to make. He told me this story that he had written, and it's absolutely beautiful, and I hope that one day it gets made, whether it's in the guise of Ripper or whether we just tell it as a one-off TV movie. It's a lovely, lovely story. It's kind of a ghost story. It's also about a man investigating his own soul, and it's fascinating, lovely, sad, and it's classic Joss Whedon. I hope we get to make it one day. From there on in, if it was successful, maybe he could have been convinced to do a series. As I say, now he's back in the seat of doing a weekly series with Dollhouse; maybe he can be convinced otherwise. Never say never, but at the same time, I think it's on a shelf for a while."

Just in case Ripper remains on Whedon's shelf, Head offered hints as to what Giles' nickname means after all. "I don't think we'll ever really know," he said. "I think Ripper just means it's the darker side of someone that you suddenly see that you never ever knew existed. It's a very dark side, and we got to see some of it in Buffy. He's the only guy who's killed an innocent man in Buffy, although Faith did, but Faith was bad. He smothered somebody who ultimately was an innocent bystander. That takes some darkness. That's Ripper."

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Ashley Tisdale Promotes Puerco Espin.



Ashley Tisdale is pretty in pink stripes as she makes an appearance at the Puerco Espin store in Milan, Italy on Saturday afternoon (June 7).

The 23-year-old actress is the face of the Italian brand; one of the most famous clothing brands in Italy for teen girls.

Fabio Castelli, director of the creative marketing group Five Season shared, “For our brand, which is well established in the market, Ashley Tisdale is the perfect choice. She’s now a legend throughout the world, her image is very stylish.”

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Howard Saves Baby Bird From Traffic. (Not a Weird, Dirty Metaphor)


Terrence Howard is a hit with the chicks - he held up traffic to save a baby bird from certain death.

The Iron Man star stunned motorists in Beverly Hills recently after he jumped into the middle of the road and waved his arms for drivers to stop.

And it soon became apparent Howard was putting himself at risk in a bid to save a hatchling that had become separated from its mother.

A source tells New York gossip column PageSix, "Six lanes of traffic were stopped. A baby bird was walking in front of a bus when someone from the store came out and tried to help it.

"(He was) holding his hands up and stopping until the bird was out of harm's way."

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athy Griffin knows what celebrity reality show she wants to be on.

“The highest-rated one,” Griffin said in a recent telephone interview from New York. “I don’t care if it’s ‘I’m a Celebrity - Watch Me Take a Poop.’ Whatever is getting the big ratings.”

This is the kind of uncensored humor on display in Griffin’s Emmy-winning show “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,” which returns for a fifth season tonight at 10 p.m. on Bravo, and in her stand-up show, which stops at the Citi Wang Theatre Friday and Saturday.

“I don’t really know any other way to do it,” she said. “Believe me, I would love to be that comedian who doesn’t ever get in trouble, doesn’t ever say the wrong thing. But I just, unfortunately, don’t know how to do it that way. I only know how to be offensive, get in trouble and always try to make you laugh. And, unfortunately, I can’t get the order right.”

Since “D-List” premiered in 2005, Griffin’s career has moved in a different direction. So she thought her show should, too.

“It’s kind of silly to make the show about what it was four years ago, which was I can’t get a job, I’m going to go do stand-up at gay rodeo,” she said. “I mean, there are parts of that that are my life, but there’s also parts where, you know, I get to play two nights at the Wang. It’s a very different place than I was in four years ago.”

So this season, Griffin visits, among others, Lily Tomlin, Paula Deen, T.I., Gloria Estefan and Paris Hilton to get a glimpse into their lives.

“If you’re a celebrity and you’re even in my eye line or said hi to me, look out,” she said. “I will use trickery. I will do whatever it takes to get you on the ‘D-List.’ ”

Often, she’ll do what she calls a trade to get a celebrity on her show. Bette Midler appears on tonight’s premiere because Griffin hosted one of Midler’s charity events.

Despite the revised format, the show will still feature frequent appearances by Griffin’s mom.

“My mom has, frankly, become insufferable. She’s such a large part of the show,” she said and laughed. “I’m barely making a guest appearance this year. It’s Maggie Griffin and friends.”

Even though she has won Emmys and sold out shows, Griffin still says she remains a D-List celebrity. A photographer recently confused her for actress Joely Fisher, and people still get her name wrong.

“I really have a theory that more people feel like they’re on the D-List than on the A-List,” she said. “People come up to me and say, ‘Oh, I was on the D-List at my family reunion’ or ‘I’m on the D-List at my office.’ We all look up to A-listers, but I think most people think they’re on the D-List.”

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Adam Lambert: "All Your Questions Will Be Answered" and Did Kris Out Adam?

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Kris Allen Calls Adam Lambert & Drake LaBry a 'Cool Combination'

Although he's encouraged people to keep speculating about his sexuality, Adam Lambert now says, "all your questions will be answered" in an upcoming issue of Rolling Stone.

"Finally," he said at the 11th Annual Young Hollywood Awards Sunday in Santa Monica, where he was named artist of the year. "Once and for all" he'll speak directly about the topic.

But the winner of American Idol, Kris Allen, 23, is already speaking out in support of his good friend and runner-up, praising Lambert for his openness.

"I think he's happier that he can be himself and it's nice," Allen says of Lambert, 27, stepping out with his friend Drake LaBry. "Adam is who he is and he's not afraid. I support him in whatever he does."

Allen, back in Los Angeles Sunday to sing the national anthem at game 2 of the Lakers-Magic NBA championship series, says that he has met LaBry, and, "he's a really nice guy."

Allen calls Lambert and LaBry's friendship a "cool combination,"
because they're so different. "Drake's from Louisiana and Adam is from L.A.," he says. "But they click well and they're really nice together." SOURCE

This Rolling Stone article better reveal everything because if it doesn't then I will cut a bitch. Also, does anyone else detect sadness in Kris' tone when asked about Adam?


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somewhere out there, an irl liz lemon is shaking her head and saying blergh.





"The fact that I initially typed Tracy Jordan as the name in the headline should do a fairly decent job or exemplifying how greatly Tracy Morgan has blurred the line between his character and himself.

Plus, when I see a photo of him riding a bike down the street dressed as a cell phone, my first thought isn't, "ooh, what movie is Tracy filming." It's, "oh man, Tracy went crazy again."

Thankfully, the "30 Rock" star is indeed working in the snap above -- he was in NYC filming his new movie, "A Couple of Dicks." It's written by Kevin Smith, which should explain the title."

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Phil Spector 'treated worse than an animal' in jail

Convicted producer's wife breaks silence

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Phil Spector's wife Rachelle has claimed that her incarcerated husband is being treated "worse than an animal" in jail.

The producer's spouse attacked the California State prison her husband has been in since he was found guilty of murdering actress Lana Clarkson last month.

"He's locked in a five-by-nine [foot] cell, 23-and-a-half hours a day," she told the Los Angeles Times.

She added: "They treat people worse than animals. I want that known."

She added that she was in regular contact with Spector, who was allowed to occasionally phone her from the jail.

Rachelle Spector, who at 28 is 41 years younger than her husband, denied that she was a "trophy wife".

She said: "Younger woman, older man, gold digger, whatever. I don't take anything from my husband, and I never have. I'm a good person, but people don't see any of that or know how hard I work."


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Radio Show temporarily off air for remarks (update)

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KRXQ posted a letter to its fans on its website in regards to recent comments made on the Rob, Arnie & Dawn Show. In it, D.J. Rob Williams publicly admitted that he he failed listeners when, last week, the three made offensive comments about transgendered people then defended those comments when criticized by viewers.

"We presented our opinions on a very sensitive subject in a hateful, childish and crude fashion," they say.

The D.J.s plan to address the issue Thursday, but say they will remain off the air until then. The Sacramento Bee has reported that companies Bank of America and Chipotle have pulled their advertising as a result of the statements.

Officials with Bank of America Corp. and Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said Friday their companies pulled advertising because they found the comments offensive.

"We listened to the segment and the follow-up comments, and found it quite difficult to defend," Bank of America spokesman Joe Goode said.

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A remake of the 2004 Danish film from director Susanna Bier, the film centers on a soldier declared deceased after being shot down in Afghanistan, who has actually survived but returns home only to suffer from battle fatigue and the realization that his wayward brother has moved in with the family. Both brothers, Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal, are in love with the same woman played by Natalie Portman.

Brothers is set to open on December 4, 2009.(according to imdb)

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Linkin Park's lead guitarist replaces Franco for UCLA commencement



Linkin Park's Brad Delson to keynote UCLA commencement

Guitarist, UCLA alum replaces previously scheduled speaker James Franco


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Linkin Park guitarist Brad Delson
Brad Delson, a UCLA alumnus and lead guitarist for the Grammy-winning band Linkin Park, will deliver keynote remarks at the UCLA College of Letters and Science commencement ceremony on June 12, campus officials announced today.
 
Delson earned a bachelor's degree in communication studies from UCLA, graduating summa cum laude in 1999. His band Linkin Park was signed by Warner Bros. Records in 2000 and has released three albums that have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. The group's unique blend of alternative rock, hip-hop and electronic music has earned them critical praise, numerous industry honors, Grammy awards and an international audience of millions of devoted fans.
 
Delson and his bandmates are devoted to several social causes. Linkin Park established a nonprofit organization called Music for Relief to aid victims of world catastrophes and combat global warming. Since its establishment, the organization has raised nearly $3 million, helping victims of the South Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and the recent Southern California wildfires.
 
Delson and his wife established the Delson Scholarship Fund at UCLA, which annually awards four-year scholarships to extraordinary students from Huntington Park, Calif.
 
"Brad Delson is not only an innovative musician, but he is also a social activist who is committed to change through education," said Judith L. Smith, dean and vice provost for undergraduate education in the UCLA College of Letters and Science. "I am thrilled that Brad will be helping to commemorate this important occasion in the lives of our graduates and their families, and we are grateful that he has agreed to do so on short notice."
 
The ceremony, which will take place in Pauley Pavilion, is the primary commencement event for UCLA's graduating seniors.
 
Delson was picked based on recommendations from a selection committee after the scheduled keynote speaker, actor and UCLA alumnus James Franco, canceled the week prior to the event because of filming commitments.
 
In a prepared statement provided to UCLA, Franco said: "I deeply regret not being able to keep my commitment to giving the commencement speech at UCLA's graduation this year. Unfortunately the date conflicts with me needing to be on location to begin pre-production on my next film. I wish everyone in the 2009 class the best of luck in all of their future endeavors."


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Nice that he graduated with a high honor, but I'm not sitting through this. I have officially given my tickets to my friend! Good Luck Grads!
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Radiohead's Thom Yorke for Latitude festival show



Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is set to play a solo slot at the Latitude festival next month.

Yorke will play on the Obelisk Arena at noon (BST) on Sunday July 19 – the final day of the Suffolk bash.

The rare performance will precede Radiohead's headline slot at the Reading And Leeds Festivals, set for August 30 in Reading and Leeds on August 29.

Latitude will be headlined by Pet Shop Boys, Grace Jones and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and takes place on July 16-19.

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Kathy Griffin Talks New Season, "Schooling" Paris Hilton and Kate Gosselin's Hair



Kathy Griffin doesn't just want to mingle with A-listers. She's also after a Grammy. And a third Emmy. And a little something on the side with on Jon Gosselin. (Or Kate.) She talked with TVGuide.com about the upcoming season of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, special guests from Bette Midler to T.I., and making Anderson Cooper blush.

TVGuide.com: In the premiere, you make a cameo in Bette Midler's Vegas show. What was that like?
Kathy Griffin: I actually got an email from her today! I did hoodwink her into being on the D-List. She basically said come out and make a joke or say whatever you want. At first she wanted me to do 10 minutes, and I said, "No, no. That doesn't make sense that you're in the middle of your gigantic production and I just come out and tell Lindsay Lohan stories." So they came up with this little thing for me to do.

TVGuide.com: Which was to recycle the joke you said on New Year's Eve that made Anderson Cooper blush?
Griffin: It was one of my great lines, but not a line that I wrote. I can't take credit for writing, "I don't go to your job and knock the d--ks out of your mouth." But I think I know exactly where to use it — which is on CNN or in a Bette Midler show.

TVGuide.com: And this season we also watch your ultimately unsuccessful quest for a Grammy.
Griffin: That, and also even just to go to Grammys and not be shunned. There's actually a storyline that didn't make it to the show that makes me kind of sad because if you could have seen the lengths I went through to get into the Clive Davis party — I mean it was pathetic. I'm actually recording my follow-up CD trying to get a Grammy nomination again. [My new angle] this time is a holiday CD. Also, I'm writing a memoir which comes out in September. What can I get for that, a Pulitzer? And I want you to know I want a third Emmy more than I want to live. I will get a gay helper with a cart [to carry all three around].

TVGuide.com: What other guest-stars can we expect to see this season?
Griffin: All the guests that were on this year [were] so cool to spend time with. And these are people you've always wanted to meet. Rapper T.I. — I didn't even know who he was until I met him at the Grammys and I was like, "Who is that guy that looks like a bank robber?" Lily Tomlin [and I] were working together. Then there's everybody from Gloria Estefan to Rosie O'Donnell. I went to Paula Deen's house in Savannah where she cooked for me.

TVGuide.com: How about those pics we saw of you and Paris in bikinis?
Griffin: I decided that in addition to a Grammy, I really need to immerse myself where I belong — in young Hollywood. And I need all that goes along with that, meaning, I should be bangin' someone from The Hills. And if that means Heidi and Spencer, so be it. But yeah, Paris Hilton epitomizes young Hollywood, so we went shopping together, which is a long, hard workday for her. But she taught me a thing or two about young Hollywood, and I think I taught her a thing or two about how to have a smokin' hot body. She got schooled that day.

TVGuide.com: Does your love life come up at all in the upcoming episodes?
Griffin: We really don't see my love life. I'm still trying to get over my relationship with Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys. It may have been one date, but for me, it was an entire relationship. So I'm going to try to get that started up again at some point, or at least Aaron Carter. And I also think Jon from Jon & Kate Plus 8 will be available soon.

TVGuide.com: We should start a publicity-generating rumor that you're Jon's mistress.
Griffin: I would love to. Or that I'm the other woman with Kate — because she's got the lesbian haircut circa Rosie O'Donnell right after The Rosie O'Donnell Show. Actually, I think that haircut is causing her more problems than the husband. It's a toss up. I'm certainly not a fashionista, but even I want to even it out. It looks like one of those kids got a hold of the scissors.

TVGuide.com: How about doing one of those celebrity reality shows to get some buzz, like Dancing with the Stars?
Griffin: They've asked me to do it, but I can't even touch my toes. And let me tell you the basic flaw with Dancing with the Stars: People shouldn't be hospitalized the first week of rehearsal. You have all these celebrities, that can't dance anyways, doing it for whatever reason — to put on a bedazzled, gay outfit — I get that part. But I'm not going to Cedar Sinai for it. I'm happy to go on a silly show, but I'm not going to break a bone for it. If I'm going to break any bones, it's going to be for My Life on the D-List for that Emmy.

TVGuide.com: You could always eat bugs on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!.
Griffin: I've eaten so much sh-t in Hollywood that eating a bug wouldn't be all that bad.

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NPH is amazing! Tony's ratings UP 20%!!!



Billy Elliot: The Musical
stars Trent Kowalik, Kiril Kulish and David Alvarez hold up their Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (the first time three actors were nominated for one role) at the 2009 Tony Awards held at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall on Sunday (June 7).

How adorkable were their acceptance speeches?!

Billy Elliot won the most statues of the night, picking up 10 Tonys including the coveted Best Musical. The all-American Hair won as Best Musical Revival.

Thanks for host Neil Patrick Harris, 7.5 million viewers tuned in, up about 20% from last year and the show’s highest ratings in three years. Watch NPH’s closing musical number below!
 

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“Welcome to the altered state of Druggachusettes!”

1-2. H.R. Pufnstuf and Lidsville
The Canadian producing team of Sid and Marty Krofft practically invented the concept of children’s programming that plays just as well to chemically addled adults. Though the Kroffts have insisted that their breakthrough 1969 series H.R. Pufnstuf was never meant to be pro-pot or pro-psychedelics per se (in spite of the title’s seeming nod to “puffin’ stuff”), it’s hard not to perceive a lysergic tinge to the show’s ongoing saga of a kid lured by a talking flute to a land of witches and rampant anthropomorphism. Two years later, the Kroffts repeated the Pufnstuf formula with Lidsville, about another lost boy—a teenager this time—trapped in a realm populated by giant talking hats. That’s the way it goes with drugs: Start with some light daydreaming, and soon you’re a few years older and living in a nightmare. Or as the Pufnstuf theme song puts it, “You can’t do a little ‘cause you can’t do enough.”






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Margaret Cho: "Let My People Go"


I am very concerned about Euna Lee and Laura Ling, the American journalists for Current TV who just got sentenced to 12 years in a North Korean labor camp. It’s alarming and terrible. I could easily see myself in their position. You are trying to do your job and then you get caught up in something huge and unstoppable.

What’s so messed up about this particular situation is that because they are Asian American, I worry that North Korea feels less guilty about punishing them. They wouldn’t ever have the courage to do this to white journalists, especially white male journalists. Since Lee and Ling look like their own, they feel they can treat them like their own – and in North Korea, this is not a good thing. And since Asian Americans are not as easily defined as “American” I’m afraid that these two will get lost in the shuffle. It’s the strange rootless consequence of Asian American identity played out to the worst possible conclusion. Could you imagine the same thing happening to Anthony Bourdain? He could have negotiated his way out with a bottle of Crown Royal and some Marlboro reds. If Andrew Zimmern went there to eat live octopus and was nabbed by Kim Jong Il, he’d be free before the tentacles stopped wiggling in his mouth.

But this is a serious situation. I am not sure if people see Euna Lee and Laura Ling as American, but they are just as American as the notion of freedom of speech. Let my people go!

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Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson back together



Lindsay Lohan looks set to announce she and Samantha Ronson are a couple again - after they flew home from the U.K. together.

The Just My Luck actress and DJ Ronson spent days avoiding photographers during their trip to London last week as rumours grew that the romance is back on.

But Lohan appears to have finally given up trying to keep the news secret - telling fans Ronson is her "favourite travel buddy" and hinting that an announcement is imminent.

The pair were spotted checking in at London's Heathrow Airport for their flight to Los Angeles on Monday after days of giving snappers the runaround.

They arrived at the terminal separately, with Lohan hiding her face behind a blue folder as she headed inside. The pair then stood some distance apart as they waited at a check-in desk - with security men trying to foil attempts to photograph the couple.

But eventually Lohan realised their secret was out - and posted on her Twitter.com page as the pair waited for take-off, dropping a huge hint about their relationship.

She wrote, "Leaving London but with my favorite favorite!!!-travel buddy & great news to share!! Maybe...."

Lohan and Ronson are due to arrive back in L.A. later on Monday.

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Javier Bardem in negotiations to star in 'Eat, Pray, Love'



Javier Bardem is negotiating to star in "Eat, Pray, Love," the Ryan Murphy-directed adaptation of the Elizabeth Gilbert memoir for Columbia Pictures.

Bardem joins Julia Roberts and Richard Jenkins in the cast.

Roberts plays the author, and Bardem will play Felipe, the man Gilbert meets and falls in love with on the final leg of a journey of self-discovery that began with the end of her marriage.

Richard Jenkins plays a Texan whom the heroine befriends at an Indian ashram.

Pic was adapted by Murphy, the "Nip/Tuck" creator who last helmed "Running With Scissors."

Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner are producing through Plan B.

Bardem, last seen in the Woody Allen-directed "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," most recently starred for director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu in "Biutiful" for Cha Cha Cha and Focus Features.

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Chris Evans' hot gay brother



Gay storyline on One Life!
—One Life is jumping on the pink bandwagon! Viewers will soon learn that Officer Fish (Scott Evans) and Kyle Lewis (Brett Claywell) shared a sexual past during college. Not sure how they’ll explain Fish sleeping with that lingerie model, Stacy Fiasco, and having a crush on Layla, but regardless, sources tell The Nelson Ratings the characters will be involved in a romantic storyline. Perhaps if Brian Frons isn’t available, One Life could offer Chris Engen (soon-to-be-ex-Adam, Y&R) a role as the couple’s antagonist.

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Robert Pattinson’s next cover?



He’s in New York – seen this morning with a ciggie hanging out of his mouth, which is actually when I find him most attractive, if at all – trying to hide from his crazy ass fans who had to go a few days last week without seeing him and almost had a meltdown.

Many emails arrived in my inbox asking – Lainey, where’s Rob! Where’s Rob!

He was spotted with his friend the adorable apple cheeked Tom Sturridge yesterday – Jared has the pics here - and has also been seen lately at Rose Bar and Black & White.

But …

My New York sources are also buzzing that he was rumoured to be in Montauk last week. A cover shoot for…

Vanity Fair.

And here’s something for you Twi-hards to chew on:

Pattinson was supposedly styled by Yigal Azrouel.

You know who else wore Yigal Azrouel recently?

Kristen Stewart. At the MTV Movie Awards.

OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD, OH MY GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDdd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s too much for them. They have to take the rest of the day off work now.
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Nikki Reed Photoshoot for Buy Hollywood

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"Nikki Reed
She's a writer, loves to go horseback riding and moved out on her own at age 14. Clearly, Nikki Reed leads a busy life. From her role in "Twilight", to her 2009 list of movies that are just finishing up, Nikki is a face that you won't soon be forgetting."

New Moon beauty Nikki Reed has spent some of her downtime doing a photoshoot to model high-end clothes for Buy Hollywood. Check out the gorgeous photos on their website.



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Shakira News!



Shakira's fiance Antonio De La Rua has revealed
some new details about the Columbian superstars upcoming new album during a recent interview to promote the ALAS foundation.

According to him,
Shakira's new single (reported to be titled She Wolf) will drop at the end of this month, and it'll be an English track with no features. He also confirmed that the rumours of a Madonna collaboration were untrue.

Not much is known about the single yet, but various sources have confirmed it to be (in broken Spanglish) "very moving" and "dance", and both an English and Spanish version of the song are set to be released.

The English album is set for an early October release, with the Spanish one following about 3-5 months later.

One song title from the album has been revealed, a Toby Gad production called "We'll Never Know". Also producing on the album will be RedOne, Pharrell Williams, Calle 13, and Wyclef Jean.

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Free & legal films online, it's Epix unveiled

Movie Studios Unite, Create a Hulu for Films

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It’s no secret that the Internet TV service Hulu has been on the rise in recent months. Its rapid growth can be attributed to many factors, but the fact that Hulu is owned by News Corp (FOX), NBC, and most recently Disney (ABC) has provided it with a huge edge in content.

Now it seems that Hulu’s success hasn’t gone unnoticed by the movie industry. Quietly, Paramount, Lionsgate, and MGM studios have been working together on a new project that will create a new TV channel and sister website for streaming movies: Epix. And while Epix is in private beta (for now), it promises to offer hundreds of full-length movies for your viewing pleasure, but with a few important caveats.

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Epix comes in two parts: a television channel and a Hulu-like website. The television channel will show recent and popular movies from Paramount, Lionsgate, and MGM. This means you could watch Iron Man, Cloverfield, or even Raging Bull. Movies will air uninterrupted on the channel - no commercials.

It may sound a lot like some premium movie channel offerings already on the market, but it differs from HBO and Showtime in one major aspect: they don’t want you to pay for it. Epix’s intent is to strike deals with cable and satellite providers to bring you the channel as part of your standard TV package.

The Epix channel is only half the story, however. Epix has a fully-functional sister website, EpixHD.com. This website has hundreds of movies from the libraries of the three movie studios. As long as the movie is available for airing on the TV channel, it will be available to stream online. And since most movies have a lifespan of about 2 years on TV, it adds up to a lot of movies.

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How do you watch movies online, ONTD?
Also, just so you know, videos on Hulu are ad-free today through a sponsorship from something called a Bing-A-Thon [insert Friends joke here].


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Some kstew fo U





Getting her work week off to a good start, Kristen Stewart was spotted arriving at a vocal studio in Los Angeles earlier today (June 8).

The “Adventureland” hottie looked cute and casual as she strolled past the paparazzi, sporting a white Delicious Vinyl t-shirt with slim fit jeans and Converse All Stars.


And it seems Miss Stewart’s new photo shoot for Allure magazine is the talk of the town, as she showed off a bit more glamour and sex appeal than her “Twilight” gig.

Kristen donned a sultry combo of black leather and denim for the photos, taken at the Santa Monica Pier last week. The spread will appear in an upcoming issue of Allure.
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Jon Gosselin Denies Animal Cruelty


Already in the national spotlight for his troubled marriage, Jon Gosselin is facing yet another controversy: allegations of animal abuse.

The Jon & Kate Plus 8 star told PEOPLE recently that his German Shepherd pups, Shoka and Nala, are often mishandled by his young children. "Those kids beat them up, climb on them, pull their tails, bite at them, drag them around and everything you can imagine not to do to an animal, they've done," he said.

It wasn't long before the Humane Society of Berks County, Pa., where the Gosselins live, received about a dozen complaints from animal activists around the country, prompting Gosselin to release a statement Friday to the organization about the care of his animals.

"I'd like to set the record straight," he said. "We understand the responsibilities of being good dog owners. Whenever my kids are with Shoka and Nala, everyone is carefully supervised to ensure that no one – dog or child – is injured. Shoka and Nala are loyal companions who we consider members of our family. We would never do anything to hurt them, and treat them with the respect and love that they deserve."

Karel I. Minor, executive director of the Humane Society of Berks County, confirmed to the local Reading Eagle newspaper that Shoka and Nala are up-to-date on their vaccinations and registered in the Gosselins' township. "We have no credible reason to believe in way that there is cruelty going on," he shared, adding that representatives from the Humane Society did not conduct a visit to the family’s home.

Community members on PEOPLE Pets, which also posted the story, had suggestions for the reality-show couple on teaching their 8-year-old twins and 5-year-old sextuplets how to behave properly around dogs. "Not every dog would be as tolerant, so it's probably not good to let your kids think they can do whatever they want with no consequences," wrote abbysmom. Other members agreed, with reader Micki1219 pointing out that "there may come a day when, unfortunately, [Shoka and Nala] might not be so tolerant."

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More Scream 4 details from new Wes Craven interview

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It's fair to call Wes Craven, the director of A Nightmare on Elm Street and the Scream series, something of a horror movie icon. A remake of his first film, 1972's highly-controversial The Last House On The Left, is out in cinemas this Friday. While speaking to Craven about the new Last House (more on that soon), we quizzed him about the future of the Scream franchise.

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Kelly Rowland Gets a New Manager and Friend


According to the Destiny's Child Rumours blog, their reliable DC source has confirmed that Kelly Rowlands new manager is Jeff Rabhan, who used to manage "Milkshake" singer Kelis.

Rabham managed Kelis whilst she was with Jive Records, but it's rumoured that the two split after the label dropped her in 2007.

Rowland made headlines earlier year after she dropped manager Matthew Knowles, also Beyonce's father, after the mis-management of her sophomore album "Ms Kelly". Rumours then came out that Matthew was behind Kelly not scoring a new deal with Amanda Ghost and Epic Records, and a fight between herself and former BFF Solange did nothing to quell the rumours.

Things have been on the up with Kelly since leaving the Knowles crew behind though, recently reuniting with former friend Brandy. The two had a falling a few years ago when Brandy told Kelly that she thought Matthew wasn't managing herself or Michelle properly, Kelly then supposedly went and told Bey and after that the two were no longer friends. Things have been patched up now though with Brandy recently Tweeting "On the phone with @kelly__rowland..I am so blessed to have her back in my life:):

Rowland is currently working on her third studio album which is said to be a mix of R&B, dance, and international sounds.

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My Sister's Keeper Interview with Thomas Dekker

From geek to sheik? Taylor Ambrose finally revealed!
For those who watchED Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, John Connor (Dekker) cut off all his hair in the first episode of the second season. On the DVD commentary of the first season Dekker is seen with a shaved head and shaved eyebrows - production stills have been released from My Sister's Keeper and below is an interview with Thomas, shaved head and all.



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He's NOT fat, and NOT gay okay?




Ed Westwick: Stop Calling Me Fat!

At Hollywood Life's Young Hollywood awards, Breakthrough Male award winner Ed Westwick dished on the craziest gossip he's heard about himself.

"That I'm fat!" he exclaimed. "It was something like 'the wardrobe department on Gossip Girl has to keep changing his clothes due to his expanding waistline.' It's ludicrous!"

The actor wasn't worried about showing some skin when he hit the pool at the Mondrian hotel earlier that day with a female costar...

He was spotted sipping mojitos with his Gossip girlfriend, Jessica Szohr, and wasn't shy about taking off his shirt to catch some sun.

"He dazzled the crowd with his amazing body," according to an onlooker.

Looks like he's not a fat Bass after all!

As for how similar he is to his womanizing character, Chuck Bass, in real life, Ed says he likes to think he's a "little more secure and less destructive."

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Alice In Chains' new album gets release date

It’s their first record in 10 years

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Alice In Chains have signed a worldwide record deal with EMI's Virgin Records and will release their first studio album in 10 years this September.

The band started recording the album with producer Nick Raskulinecz who’s previously worked with Rush and Foo Fighters, in October 2008 at Henson Studios in Hollywood, CA.

Guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez reunited in 2005 at a benefit for victims of the tsunami in Indonesia. A year later the band toured with guitarist/vocalist William DuVall.

The band recently performed at the Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, OH and on July 18 will perform with Kid Rock at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI.


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The O.C.'s Autumn Reeser reveals wedding details

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When The O.C.'s Autumn Reeser decided to tie the knot with her longtime sweetheart, writer-director Jesse Warren, she had one request: She wanted to get married under a tree.

On May 9, her dream came true when she exchanged self-penned vows with Warren, 31, under a 200-year old oak at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, Calif.

Wearing a wedding gown by designer Carolina Herrera, Reeser, 28, walked down a winding aisle, which was decorated with herbs and white rose petals, in front of 200 friends and family.

"It was an incredible day, filled with so much love and joy," says Reeser, who played Taylor Townsend on the FOX hit show. "It surpassed all my expectations."

After cocktails, guests enjoyed a sit-down dinner at wooden farm tables inside the Inn's Hacienda ballroom. Wedding planner Heidi Mayne of red25events used natural, organic elements, including wooden boxes filled with orange blooms, and hundreds of candles to create a beautiful farmhouse atmosphere.

After dinner, it was time to hit the dancefloor. Says the bride: "I loved dancing with my husband and our friends and family at the reception."

Next up for the actress? Reeser will appear in HBO's Entourage, playing Lizzie Grant, a junior agent at Miller/Gold. She also costars in Universal's prequel film Smokin' Aces: Blowback.

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I loved her as Taylor on The O.C. She was awesome.
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It Just Keeps Getting BETTER!



Le Tigre Confirmed To Be Working w/Christina Aguilera!

It's been nearly five years since Le Tigre released their last album, the thoroughly meh This Island. And since they finished touring on that record, there's been precious little news from the New York electro-punk trio. Kathleen Hanna spent some time teaching. JD Samson has been DJing and playing live with a new band called MEN, which also includes Le Tigre bandmate Johanna Fateman. Though they insisted they were on an "extended break," we pretty much assumed that Le Tigre had broken up.

So it's a happy surprise to learn that not only do Le Tigre still exist, but they're in the studio working with one of the biggest pop stars on Planet Earth.

Here's what we know: According to Perez Hilton and confirmed by their publicist, Le Tigre are working with Christina Aguilera. Yes, all three of them, together. Beyond that, we know nothing about this bizarrely awesome combination. It's anyone's guess how Le Tigre's proudly low-budget racket will mesh with Aguilera's gazillion-dollar bazooka of a voice.

But as we reported last year, Aguilera has also recently spent time in the studio with Goldfrapp, Ladytron, and Sia. Judging by all this, the next Xtina album could be the sort of party-starting feminist move that the great "Can't Hold Us Down" video hinted at.

Source: http://pitchfork.com/news/35558-le-tigre-working-with-christina-aguilera/




Le Tigre is an American dance-punk band, formed by Kathleen Hanna (formerly of Bikini Kill) and Johanna Fateman in 1998. It also featured Sadie Benning from 1998 until 2001, and JD Samson for the rest of the group's run. Le Tigre is known for its socio-political lyrics, dealing with issues of feminism and the LGBT community.


Sooo... so far we have: Le Tigre, Goldfrapp, Ladytron, Sia, Tricky Stewart, Dj Premier, Linda Perry, Claude Kelly... am I missing anybody? Girl is comin back with some big guns this time!
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important twilight news...

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Twilight Author Doesn't Need So Much Space

Stephenie Meyer won't be using MySpace to clear up Twilight rumors any time soon.

The author of the best-selling, four-part vampire love series announced on her official website that she is kicking her social networking page to the curb.

"It was a lot of fun while it lasted, and I really miss the early days when I could hang out with people online," Meyer wrote. "Many of you are hilarious and insightful, and I wish it was easier for me to talk to everyone the way I used to."

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Robert Pattinson is beating everyone on Vanity Fair’s ‘most beautiful man’ poll

Back in April, Vanity Fair held an online poll to determine “the most beautiful woman in the world”. Vanity Fair had a pre-set list of beautiful women - everyone from Penelope Cruz to Queen Rania of Jordan, from Gisele Bundchen to Halle Berry. As it turned out, the earliest contender ended up winning the challenge, and Angelina Jolie was crowned “the most beautiful” after thousands of votes had been cast.

Someone at Vanity Fair was having fun, so they decided to host another online poll - this time for the world’s “most handsome man”. The list does include some of the most spectacular-looking men in the world. Here’s Vanity Fair’s complete list: Javier Bardem, David Beckham, Gael García Bernal, Tom Brady, George Clooney, Daniel Craig, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jakob Dylan, Nacho Figueras, James Franco, Jon Hamm, Hugh Jackman, Taylor Kitsch, Clive Owen, Robert Pattinson, Brad Pitt, and Denzel Washington. Um… Jakob Dylan? Son of Bob Dylan? What the…?

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Hugh Jackman's parenting tips


Dad-of-two Hugh Jackman shared some parenting advice at last week's 3rd Annual Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash in New York.

The 40-year-old Wolverine star, who has kids Oscar, 9, and Ava, 3, with wife Deborra Lee-Furness, passed along the secret to a good night's sleep.

“First of all, you gotta run [the kids] around before the bath. Play a game of hide and seek or wrestle or muck around. Then they’re exhausted. Then we all fall asleep on the bed!”

Of all the countless baby products out there, Hugh says the one thing he couldn't live without is a good stroller.

“No amount of gym work readies you for the dead weight of a child who’s asleep for an hour through the park," Hugh explains. "And I’ve done that before. We have a nice, cheap, 20-buck stroller. We lose them everywhere. We leave them places. So there you go!”

Hugh and Deborra were among many celebrities at the New York event, which raised over $280,000 for Jessica Seinfeld's Baby Buggy charity. The couple are seen here out for a stroll last week.

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Heidi Montag To Launch Dry-Shampoo Line



Heidi Montag has been trying her best to survive the dirty days in the Costa Rican jungle for the reality show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!.

The 22-year-old reality TV star brought along dry shampoo as her single luxury item under the series’ rules, according to Life & Style.

A rep for Heidi confirms that The Hills star will launch her own dry-shampoo line called Heidi Montag Dry Shampoo. During the first episode of I’m a Celebrity, Heidi broke into tears after her fellow castmates stole her bottle of shampoo — but now she’ll have an entire line all to herself!

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Music on TV this week

Monday, June 8

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: The Airborne Toxic Event (r)
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Mos Def
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Amadou & Mariam, The Roots
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Ting Tings (r)

Tuesday, June 9

ABC: The View: Mandy Moore
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: No Doubt
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Black Eyed Peas
FUEL: The Daily Habit: The Sounds
NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Bonnie Raitt
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Mos Def, The Roots
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Green Day
E!: Chelsea Lately: Soulja Boy

Wednesday, June 10

ABC: The View: Kanye West
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Sonic Youth
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Theresa Andersson
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Timmy Curran
NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Rancid
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Manchester Orchestra, The Roots
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Green Day
SUNDANCE: Spectacle: Elvis Costello With...: Elvis Costello, Lou Reed & Julian Schnabel (r)

Thursday, June 11

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Blink-182
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Jonas Brothers
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s
NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Neko Case
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Green Day

Friday, June 12

ABC: Good Morning America: Jonas Brothers
ABC: The View: Black Eyed Peas
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: P.J. Harvey w/ John Parrish
NBC: The Today Show: Black Eyed Peas
NBC: Last Call with Carson Daly: Foxboro Hot Tubs
SUNDANCE: Derailroaded: Wild Man Fischer
SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: Black Eyed Peas (r)

Saturday, June 13

NBC: Saturday Night Live: Green Day (r)

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Bret Michaels' Post-Tony Diagnosis: Broken Nose, Bruised Ego



For those about to rock, we salute you recommend investing in a solid health insurance plan.

The damage report is in on Bret Michaels following his literally headbanging performance at last night's Tony Awards, and it looks like the the Poison singer escaped relatively unscathed. His publicist says X-rays taken after the noggin-knocking incident reveal Michaels suffered a fractured nose to go along with a busted lip that required three stitches. Due to a prior back injury, he will also received a precautionary CAT scan earlier today.

As evidenced in the already infamous YouTube clip, Michaels had just wrapped up his portion of "Nothin' But a Good Time" with the cast of Rock of Ages when the Broadway gods struck. Michaels failed to hit his mark in time and was coldcocked by the scenery.

"He did fracture his nose and it was badly bruised but he is in good spirits," Michaels' rep told E! News.


On the bright side, at least now when critics say his performance fell flat, they have photographic evidence.

Meanwhile, a bad night for Michaels proved good for just about everyone else involved in the Tonys. This year's Neil Patrick Harris-hosted extravaganza averaged 7.45 million viewers, a 19 percent increase over last year and the best ratings for the ceremony since 2003.
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Slash's mom passes away



Guitarist Slash’s mother dies in Los Angeles

Costume designer Ola Hudson, who made outfits for the likes of David Bowie, John Lennon and Ringo Starr but is perhaps better known as the mother of former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, has died after a battle with lung cancer, a longtime friend said.

Hudson died at Saint John’s Health Center in the Los Angeles municipality of Santa Monica on Friday evening, according to Arlett Vereecke. She was 62. In addition to Slash, 43 – whose real name is Saul Hudson — she is survived by another son, graphic artist Albion “Ash” Hudson, 38, as well as her ex-husband, English artist Anthony Hudson.

In a Twitter message late on Monday, Slash said he was back in the studio working on a solo project, “but I’m having a hard time concentrating.”

His mother dated Bowie after her marriage broke up in the mid-1970s. ”I really didn’t like him that much, because he was the new guy in the house,” Slash said of Bowie in a 1990 interview with Rolling Stone magazine. “I was really resentful.”

Funeral arrangements were still being finalized.

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Kings: Universal Announces The Complete Series on DVD

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Early in April we reported that NBC's Kings was available to pre-order at Amazon.com on DVD, despite not being announced yet by Universal Studios. Because of that, there was no release date yet for the home video collection. And because the show hadn't been canceled at that time, the title was marked as Kings - Season 1.

Today, however, Universal has announced to retailers that Kings - The Complete Series will be release on September 8th on DVD. It will be a 3-disc set costing $59.98 SRP (significantly higher than the $34.98 list price that Amazon originally showed...but has corrected since then). Running time is 551 minutes, with anamorphic widescreen video and English audio (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround) and subtitles. Extras, if any, weren't mentioned in this morning's details. But stay tuned, and we'll update you when we can!

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Kings will be returning with the first of its seven final episodes this Saturday at 8pm.
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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World video blog seven

Blog Seven - Party! - Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World from Scott Pilgrim The Movie on Vimeo.



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Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for totally average garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams…literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker’s quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

You can also see Edgar Wright's set photos here.

I'm starting to like Michael Cera again. What is wrong with me?

ONTD, who's your ideal Scott Pilgrim?
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Zack Morris Hits Jimmy Fallon’s Show



Zack Morris from the cult series Saved By The Bell stops by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, airing on Monday night (June 8). How awesome is that throwback cell phone?!

Zack (real name: Mark-Paul Gosselaar) talks about what he’s been up to since his days at Bayside High School and his romance with high school sweetheart Kelly (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen). He even joins The Roots to recreate “The Zack Attack” band singing a classic SBTB tune. Love!!!

Zack also calls one more of his friends from Bayside High School to see if they’ll come to Late Night. Tune in to see who else confirms from the cast!

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Zack Morris or AC Slater?
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Emma Watson for Burberry F/W 09.10



The campaign breaks in the August issues of magazines including Vanity Fair, Vogue, British Vogue and Tatler. It also will appear on the brand’s Web site early next month to coincide with the magazines’ releases. In August, an interactive digital campaign directed by Bailey that includes podcasts and behind-the-scenes footage will appear on the Burberry site.

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Muse sell out UK tour in minutes

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Muse’s forthcoming UK arena tour sold out this morning within minutes of tickets going on sale.

In total more than 95,000 tickets were sold in the online scramble.

The band’s fifth studio album, The Resistance, is set for release this autumn to coincide with their 30-date European tour.

Muse have consistently been voted as one of the best live bands in the world over the last few years. Their sell-out Wembley Stadium shows in 2007 were their biggest shows to date, playing to around 160,000 people over two nights.

Their new album, will be their first in over three years to feature original material.
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All must succumb to the greatness of Muse.

I know at least the Finnish and Norwegian gigs were sold out on the first day as well. Got tickets to Finland and Sweden, yay!