June 12th, 2009

A.F.I. : Crash Love Baby!

AFI Mini-Post: Tour News, Upcoming Performance, Essential Summer Music

Because everyone here loves an AFI post, here are a few mini updates ! Read on !


Update #1 :: A 2009 Tour ??

In a seemingly innocent blog post on the official Macbeth blog asking for everyone's favorite vegan pizza place, bassist Hunter Burgan wrote:

Leave a comment telling me where you go, what you order, and how much you love it. I'd like to create the "Master List of Vegan Pizza Places" here. If nothing else, this will serve as a list of places for me to visit on tour with AFI this fall...I mean...on my Autumnal Vegan Ambassadorial Peregrination.

So could this mean that the new album will be out by the end of this year ?? Will AFI be coming to a city near you ?? Oh the anticipation !!

Oh and for the ONTD vegans, if you have a favorite vegan pizza spot, let Hunter know about it here ! :: http://macbeth.com/blog/vegan-pizza

Update #2 :: AFI Practices, Goin' To Canada !

While the new "Crash Love" album is being mixed and finalized, the band got back together today (well, technically yesterday in my time zone) to practice some songs ! It's always good to practice before you perform a show.

And if you didn't know, you ONTD Canadians are lucky because AFI is headin' your way in a week's time (hence the practicing). The band is hitting the Edgefest Main Stage in Toronto at 7:10 p.m. on 20 June 2009.

Tickets are still available for $50 CAD (that's probably $5 in American money) on Ticketmaster. Canadians should all buy a ticket, arrive at 7:05 p.m., watch AFI perform, and then leave at 8:50 p.m. because Billy Talent is going to come on at that time. Leave early. Drink some Canadian beer, eat poutine, and enjoy the rest of your night !

Update #3 :: AFI Is Essential 'Summer' Music

So there is a list in the current issue of AP Magazine for the top 10 essential 'summer' songs. Since this is an AFI post, of course AFI is on that list ! The song....."Summer Shudder" :: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nZhwLK93VI

Other bands on the list :: Cursive, The Flaming Lips, Jets to Brazil, Less Than Jake, Refused, The Starting Line, Taking Back Sunday, Green Day, and Wilco.

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DLB to Make Feature Film Directorial Debut with "Whats Wrong With Virginia"

Neeson, Connelly Take 'Wrong' Turn     

Liam Neeson and Jennifer Connelly will star in “What’s Wrong With Virginia,” a film that will be directed and written by Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Milk.”

Black wrote the script and “Milk” helmer Gus Van Sant will be exec producer. The film shoots in Michigan in late summer.

Connelly will play the charming but psychologically disturbed mother of a 16-year-old son. Her 20-year clandestine love with a sheriff (Neeson), who is running for the state senate, is tested when her son begins a relationship with his daughter.

TicTock Studios is financing the film and founders Hopwood DePree and Scott Brooks will produce with Killer Films' Christine Vachon and Eric Watson. Roar’s Jay Froberg and Greg Suess will be exec producers and Film Bridge Intl.’s Ellen Wander is handling international distribution. CAA, which packaged the picture, will broker the domestic distribution deal.

Neeson is coming off the action hit “Taken,” while Connelly was most recently seen in “He’s Just Not That Into You.” She’s completed the animated feature “9” and teamed with husband Paul Bettany in “Creation.”

Separately, Black and Van Sant are developing “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid-Test," based on the Tom Wolfe book about ‘60s icon Ken Kesey and his hallucinogenic misadventures.


First WILD TARGET Production Stills!!!




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Set to release in Sepembert 2009!

Film synopsis:

Bill Nighy is Victor Maynard, a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother, Louisa (Eileen Atkins), despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose (Emily Blunt). He spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring a young orphan apprentice in the process, Tony (Rupert Grint). Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client (Rupert Everett).

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How Many Guys Does It Take to Do This?

Okay, this photoshoot is supposed to be artistic, not erotic but I guarantee ALL of us will think of filthy things when watching Zachary Quinto’s video portrait, featuring Mr. Spock drenched in spunk milk by Tyler Shields. I really wish he had the decency to take his shirt off for more um, dramatic effect, but a peek at his wild forest flooded with jizz white stuff is enough to put my imagination on a treadmill. If I were a trekkie I’ll probably explode. Screenshots and the actual video after the cut!

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International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2009

Dedicated to winniechili.............I've been working on this post and just now finished it. I put a lot of time and effort into my posts and this one took a little while !

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The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, is an awards ceremony that honours Bollywood (Hindi language film industry) films around the world and has done so since 2000. The awards are held at locations around the world signifying the international purpose of Hindi Cinema.

The 2009 ceremony took place in Macau, China. Awards given out included Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Villain, Style Icon of the Year, Style Diva of the Year, among others.

The nominees can be found here. The list includes such films as "A Wednesday", "Dostana", "Ghajini", "Jodhaa Akbar"," Race", and "Rock On !!".

The nominees list also includes actors such as Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan (yes, the guy with two thumbs on one hand), Naseeruddin Shah, shahrukhkhan, Imran Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Asin, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, among others. And A.R. Rahman also is all over the music nomination lists, as expected!

Some of the technical winners have already been announced. Check the following site for a full list of the winners, when available: http://www.iifa.com/web07/showcase/2009-winnerslist.htm

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Linkin Park's "New Divide" video premiere

Yeah, yeah-- I know. Before you even start, I know you think you haven't seen or heard from Linkin Park since Kindergarten, but their new video has footage from Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen and it's one of the strangest music videos I've ever seen.


And after the cut is a little clip of the making of the video, in case you're curious. Really, just for esses and gees.

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guess who I met? (:

Shah Rukh Khan!!! you can't really see him at first glance, but he's the only dude in the picture (obvi, haha). FYI for anyone who is confused- he's an A-lister in Bollywood, basically THE most famous actor for brown folk, so that was cool! :)

And Chunky Pandey, again the only dude in the pic... not really famous anymore, but he was once a Bollywood actor as well. (:

I'm in the grey hoodie* btw, ahah I look terrible in these but whatevs it's all good (:

Michael Jackson sporting a hobbit look

SHOCKING damage to MICHAEL JACKSON’s ear emerged in a close-up picture yesterday.

Bits of skin and cartilage have been hacked off for years to rebuild the Bad star’s nose.

Jacko has managed to hide the damage under his long hair since the late 1990s when he first had tissue removed for his reshaped hooter.

The photo taken just days ago in Beverly Hills, California, exposes the true extent of the damage.

But our inset picture (left) from 1997 shows Jacko, now suffering skin cancer, with an undamaged ear in Cannes, France


Douglas McGeorge, President of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, said the shape of Jacko’s left ear was “consistent” with cartilage removal from the shell.

The NHS do a similar op, usually to correct noses bent in accidents.

Meanwhile, new court documents reveal Jacko spent £9,158,726 to settle 14 different lawsuits last year.


ZQ out and about, looking totally heterosexual


Zachary Quinto channels his inner Where’s Waldo? as he walks his Irish Wolfhound/Airedale Terrier Noah in Los Angeles on Thursday afteernoon (June 11).

The 32-year-old actor, who plays Spock in the new Star Trek movie, hit up Chateau Marmont the night before with a female friend.

Last week in NYC, Zach joined Fergie, Estelle, and Star Trek costar Zoe Saldana in celebrating the birthday of Sean Patterson, President of Wilhelmina Models, at New Lounge in Chelsea.

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Sparks doesn't regret working w/ Chris Brown

Jordin Sparks has insisted that she has no regrets about recording 'No Air' with Chris Brown.

The pair enjoyed transatlantic success with the track last year before Brown's reputation was marred after an alleged assault on former girlfriend Rihanna.

Sparks, who releases new single 'Battlefield' on June 29, insisted that she would not let reports influence her opinion of him and that he had the right vocal for the track.

"I don't regret recording that with Chris at all. I want to keep Chris on that track because he was the original person on that track and that's how it should be," she told NME.

According to recent news reports, Brown has been left "totally paranoid" after receiving death threats ahead of his court appearance later this month.


lol can someone explain to me the whole fat virgin thing? idgi

Brad Pitt buys $960,000 painting, remains sexy while doing so

Brad Pitt set cameraphones a flutter as he turned up at an art exhibition in Switzerland.

And instead of using his excellent eyesight to check out the exhibits -he kept his peepers shaded by his trusty aviator shades as he viewed the exhibits at Art Basel.

But it clearly didn't affect his judgement as he spent $1million on a new artwork to add to his collection.

The actor purchased German artist Neo Rauch's 'Etappe' after his first choice of work was being reserved for a museum, People reports.

A gallery spokesman described 'Etappe' as an "enigmatic and dreamlike" representation of a race car being tuned up in the middle of a competition.


...Daniel and I fighting in the toilet.

Tom Felton out promoting Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince in Paris.


Shocking statements made by David Heyman, producer of the Harry Potter movies, saying that the new movie Half-Blood Prince is a "real step forward" and that the movie is "no darker" than the other movies.

To the second statement, the world says, "No shit Sherlock"

The video can't be embedded, so...

Watch the video here

In other news, Evanna (and Luna) is awesome in her awesomeness...
“Maybe I shouldn’t say this, because it might get me in trouble...."

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Karl Lagerfeld is fittin' to get bitch slapped by Heidi Klum/Seal/Tim Gunn.

- Uncle Karl had some unkind words for everyone's favorite German supermodel, Heidi Klum…again!!! In February, Karl Lagerfeld mentioned that Heidi "is no runway model. Heidi Klum is simply too heavy and has too big a bust. And she always grins so stupidly. That is not avant-garde - that is commercial." Now, he is attacking her family and fame! "I don't know her, Claudia Schiffer doesn't know her. She was never in Paris, we don't know her." He even had something to say about Heidi's husband, Seal, stating, "I am no dermatologist but I wouldn't want his skin. Mine looks better than his. He is covered in craters."  And we are no psychologists, but it sounds like Kaiser Karl is a bit jelly of the duo. Non?


A victory for baby stealing celebrities the world over...

Madonna adoption appeal approved

Madonna has won her appeal to adopt a second child from Malawi, the country's highest court has ruled.

The star was appealing against an earlier decision in April that she could not adopt Chifundo "Mercy" James, aged four.
Judge Esmie Chondo ruled out the adoption saying prospective parents had to be resident in Malawi for 18 months.
The rule was waived in 2006 when Madonna adopted a boy, David, from the southern African state.

Mercy has been living in an orphanage since her 18-year-old mother died shortly after giving birth.
The 50-year-old entertainer also has two biological children - Lourdes, 12, and Rocco, aged eight.


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Anna Friel on The Tonight Show (6/8/09) and Late Late Show (6/11/09)

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Highlights from both interviews include:
-Anna performed Kegel exercises to keep from laughing during filming of Land of the Lost
-Anna said that she and David do not share any scenes in London Blvd. and that he's shooting now. She starts shooting when she gets back to the UK today.
-Anna will be in the UK until February


Katy Perry Blogs about Meeing Queen's Brian May

Katy Perry posted on her official Buzznet blog how excited she was to meet rock royalty Brian May at her recent show in London.  She was flattered and nervous to play in front of someone who has been such a huge influence in her career.  Being that he is the Queen legend, she was most nervous for him to hear her Queen cover.

She blogged, "He was so sweet and my stalker side came out for sure… we had a photo session… and I wanted to share a picture with you of me and one of the men responsible for my love of music."
Source:  http://katyperry.buzznet.com/user/journal/4194111/mr-may-amazing-brian-may/
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Jon and Kate Gosselin's 10th Anniversary Is Today

Jon and Kate Gosselin's 10th wedding anniversary is today.

But it's tough to tell whether the parents of 8 -- who reunited this past week at their Pennsylvania home after spending two weeks apart as Kate vacationed with the kids in North Carolina -- will be celebrating.

In May, Us Weekly was the first to report on the couple's crumbling marriage, detailing how Jon had an affair with 23-year-old school teacher Deana Hummel. (Despite on-the-record interviews and a video, Jon has denied an affair.)

The latest issue of Us Weekly (on newsstands now) now reveals that Jon cheated on Kate's 34th birthday in Utah -- and has exclusive pictures of him and his mistress.

Fans of the TLC show were saddened to see how much Jon and Kate had changed after watching the season 5 premiere - which drew a record 9.8 million viewers.

"I am thinking this possibly could be our last family picture together," Kate said of a photo taken at the sextuplets' recent fifth birthday party. "I don't know...parents of multiples have, like, triple the divorce rate, and I was thinking we were gonna beat that. I don't know if I can say that anymore. Very swiftly, we turned into two different people, and that's just hard. I've tried for six months to figure out what the problem is, or remedy the problem. It's so complicated."
Wonder how this anniversary will be spent... apart, awkward silence, shown on an episode?

Ugh, LC Is Engaged To Fuggo

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Now that Lauren Conrad is off “The Hills,” Star reports, her boyfriend, Kyle Howard, has proposed, and “Lauren barely let him get the words out before she said yes.” Not least because she wanted to get engaged at the very moment that Heidi Montag was vomiting in the Costa Rican jungle.


Kyle MacLachlan leaving Desperate Housewives?

Kyle MacLachlan is considering leaving Desperate Housewives.

The actor, who plays Orson Hodge, is tired of commuting from New York to LA, where the show's filmed.

‘It's getting more difficult going back and forth,’ says Kyle, 50. ‘I'll do the next series and see how it goes.’

Kyle wants to spend more time with wife Desiree and son Callum, 11 months.

‘It's such a huge change having children,’ he tells The Sun. ‘It's not about me any more - it's about my family.

‘Callum is an absolute joy - we're going to try for another so they can fight each other!’


Brad Pitt used to stop traffic in Russia

A cardboard cutout of Brad Pitt is reportedly being used to stop dangerous drivers in Siberia.

Russian officials are hoping that the images of Pitt dressed as a traffic policeman will encourage motorists to obey the speed limits in the city of Omsk.

According to The AP, the scheme has had a beneficial effect as starstruck drivers slow down to catch a better glimpse of the 'actor'.

Local newspaper Argumenty i Fakty quotes policeman Dmitry Ziryanov, who devised the idea, as describing Pitt as "kind of like a colleague for us".

It's the latest move by authorities in their endless battle against speeding. Traffic accidents in Russia are among the highest in Europe.

The campaign seems to be working. Omsk officials say accidents are down as star-struck drivers ease off the gas to gaze at the unusual image.


ontd, is this a dumb idea? which celebrity would you slow down for if you thought they were actually standing on the side of the road?
also, do you guys own any cardboard cutouts of celebrities? i have one of harrison ford as han solo

Law and Order: Talk Show Unit

Alt link on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHbJz5fL0GE

Last night on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, NBC debuted a sneak peek of another Law and Order show in their franchise.

The show?: Law and Order: Talk Show Unit.

The new series stars Christopher Meloni (Stabler, L&O: SVU) and shows viewers how crimes can be solved using a talk show format.

L&O: TSU is coming this Fall on a NBC station near you. Check your local listings.


Lily Allen slams illegal downloading

British pop star Lily Allen has blasted fans who download music illegally - insisting internet piracy is depriving the music industry of new talent.

The Smile singer insists consumers need to pay for music in order to provide record labels with the cash to sign upcoming bands.

And Allen is convinced the industry will suffer if record sales continue to fall, because talented young stars won't be given the chance to prove themselves.

She tells Britain's NME magazine,

"If what the consumer wants is good music, then they are going to have to start paying for it. The music industry is run by a bunch of f**king idiots and if you're giving those people less money they are going to invest in bands that aren't very good. The more money there is in the industry, the more they are going to have to invest in quality bands.

"There are people really struggling to make their way, they're getting dropped much quicker, not being given the opportunity to make second albums. The only people responsible are those who are downloading music illegally, because there is no money going towards the bands anymore."


The Time Traveler's Wife Movie Poster

The Time Traveler's Wife stars Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana as a couple dealing with one of the most difficult problems in a relationship -- they're constantly separated.

No, this isn't a story of long distance love. Instead, Henry (Eric Bana) is afflicted with a rare genetic disorder which causes him to time travel with no control. His wife, Clare (Rachel McAdams), wants nothing more than to make their relationship survive despite his disappearances.

If there's anything Rachel McAdams knows how to do, it's romantic, tear-jerker movies (hello, The Notebook!). And Eric Bana? Well he sure knows how to be a stud. So, be sure to check out The Time Traveler's Wife when it hits theaters on August 14!

Source: http://movieinsider.ivillage.com/entertainment/archives/2009/06/exclusive-poster-debut-the-tim.html

The trailer premieres later this afternoon

ETA: Link to the trailer (Won't let me embed)



Samantha Ronson reality show

Samantha Ronson is in discussions to appear in her own television reality series, The National Enquirer is reporting. The series, titled Sam’s Life, would focus on the openly lesbian spinner’s life as a jet-setting celebrity DJ.

There’s only one problem — Samantha has to convince her on-again/off-again flame, actress Lindsay Lohan, to join her on the series — and that is proving to be no easy feat.

“Your life? I’m trying to get my career back on track and you want me to appear on your dumb reality show?” Lindsay fumed after Sam presented her with an offer to co-star.

According to Enquirer insiders, Lindsay’s refusal to participate could send Sam’s Life crashing to the ground:

“Samantha freaked because reality producers told her that although the show would focus on her crazy life as a celeb DJ, Lindsay absolutely must sign on several episodes to let viewers voyeur her “tumultuous life with Sam.”


UPDATE - Samantha denied it on her twitter


Fox's "Mental" Airs David Carradine's Final Performance

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In what may have been an eerie episode to watch, Fox's "Mental" aired David Carradine's final performance this week.

"Mental", a show with a "House" formula and is set in a mental health hospital, featured an episode with David Carradine Tuesday night. In the episode, a battle is set up between Dr. Jack Gallagher (Chris Vance) and psychiatrist / book author Dr. Gideon Graham (David Carradine). Dr. Gideon Graham (Carradine) is in a catatonic state in the episode.

The episode can be watched at the following link on Hulu.com (or Fox.com). It was dedicated in Carradine's memory.

Source Fox Website for Mental

Kind of an untimely episode. It was always going to air this week. I wonder if the airing of the episode made viewers uncomfortable. \:

Burglar breaks into Katy Perry's tour bus

Singer Katy Perry was recently left shaken when a man broke into her tour bus, while she was doing her gig on stage in UK. The pop star is currently on a summer tour of Europe. The singer was performing on stage in Brighton, England, on Thursday when her bus was targeted by a burglar.

However, the burglar’s attempts failed to succeed after local authorities caught him before stealing any of the singer's belongings.

"Someone just broke into our bus, they got caught. Luckily all there is is glitter, catsuit outfits, fruit & a box set of Ab Fab. Sux fer (sic) them,” Contactmusic quoted Perry as writing on her Twitter page.


Bond #23 moves forward

 New "Bond" Writers Announced

Screen and stage writer Peter Morgan will co-write the new James Bond film starring Daniel Craig, the 23rd in the franchise, it was announced Friday. 

Morgan is the Oscar nominated screenwriter of Ron Howard's film "Frost/Nixon," which was based on his stage play. Morgan also wrote the films "The Last King of Scotland" and "The Queen."

He will co-write the yet untitled film with Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who co-wrote the previous Bond films starring Craig "Quantum of Solace" and "Casino Royale" with Paul Haggis.

The date for the start of production has not been announced, but the film has a tentative release date of 2011.


Impressive resume, hopefully it'll be good. I love Daniel Craig as Bond. So ONTD, who's your favorite Bond/favorite Bond girl/favorite Bond film?

Christina Milian Getting $10 milian (million) from Paramount Pictures?

Producer The-Dream has opened up about girlfriend Christina Milian's upcoming fourth studio album Elope, revealing that the album is in fact done, but that Christina hasn't released it yet due to some major deals in TV & Film. Check it out below courtesy of Hip-Hop DX.

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Shooter Jennings & Drea de Matteo Get Engaged – On Stage

Good thing she said yes!

Drea de Matteo and her longtime boyfriend Shooter Jennings got engaged Thursday night at the rocker's concert in Utica, N.Y., PEOPLE has confirmed.

"[Drea] was dancing on the side of the stage holding [the couple's 18-month-old daughter] Alabama when [Shooter] called her on stage," a source says. "She was so surprised by the proposal."

De Matteo, 37, and Jennings, 30, have been dating since 2001, and welcomed their daughter, Alabama Gypsyrose, in Nov. 2007.

Jennings, the son of late country legend Waylon Jennings, confirmed the exciting news on Twitter. "Asked drea to marry me on stage tonight. I'm a lucky man," he Tweeted. "I'll never forget Utica, Ny. Hands off m------------ she said yes but she's mad."

Source :http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20284958,00.html

Celebrities Pose for NO8 (Proposition 8) Campaign

On November 4, 2008, Proposition 8 passed, amending the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

In wake of the defeat, there has been a groundswell of initiative from within the community at a grassrots level.

The NOH8 campaign is a photo project and silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8.

Here are some celebrities who have protested for the cause.


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NBC Expands "Celebrity" Yet Again

NBC has slated two additional hours of its much-ballyhooed summer series "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!"

Scheduling updates released this morning indicate the show's June 15 and June 22 installments, both Mondays, will now run two hours each. Said additions bring its season count to 19 hours over 14 nights.

"Celebrity" wraps on Wednesday, June 24 at 8:00/7:00c.


That's 2 additional hours of Janice Dickinson peeing in camp, stealing food and talking about all the money she finally got to buy her family air conditioners and Sham Wows.
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Neil Patrick Harris and Cobie Smulders photoshoot + Interview with LA Times

Neil Patrick Harris and Cobie Smulders speak to, and pose for the LA Times.

Robin and Barney? She's hooking up with the resident cad of 'How I Met Your Mother.' Funny how love is.

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Actress Cobie Smulders admits she was apprehensive when she first learned that her character on CBS' popular comedy " How I Met Your Mother," newscaster Robin Scherbatsky, was about to become smitten with the show's notorious ladies' man, Barney Stinson. After all, there's no faster way to ruin a long-running series than to begin pairing off the main characters -- consider it the "Moonlighting" rule of episodic television. ¶ Mostly, Smulders says, she didn't want to take Robin immediately from one love interest (in this case, stand-up architect Ted, played by Josh Radnor) to Neil Patrick Harris' morally dubious Barney quite so quickly. ¶ "For a while, I was confused about that," Smulders says. "But I think it's a very endearing pairing, Barney and Robin. It's an interesting dynamic to watch."

If any show can pull off the romantic shuffling, it's "How I Met Your Mother." The series, which premiered in 2005 and has gone on to become a cornerstone of CBS' Monday night prime-time block, upends the usual sitcom rules, telling and retelling stories from differing perspectives and frequently putting its characters in outrageous or fantastic settings -- like, say, flying through the sky wearing nightshirts or starring in 1980s-set music videos.

It's the show's premise, the idea of having a subjective narrator with a sometimes imperfect memory at the core of the action, that affords creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas so much freedom. "How I Met Your Mother" unfolds as one very extended flashback, with middle-aged Ted (voiced by Bob Saget) recounting to his children about his younger days living in New York with his four best friends (Smulders and Harris, and Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan, who play married couple Marshall and Lily).

Seated opposite one another on a recent afternoon inside a meeting room on the Fox lot, Smulders and Harris are eager to flirt with R-rated territory. Early reservations aside, both actors are excited about Robin and Barney's budding romance, which, based on a scene in the season finale in which they finally confess their true feelings to one another, seems like a sure thing.

"I'm assuming we get together next season," Harris says to the then-very pregnant Smulders, who was due to deliver her first child any day.

"I feel like if we do, we'll have an open relationship and you can do whatever you want," she responds. "But you come home to me."

"That doesn't seem like Barney would want Robin to have an open relationship," Harris observes.

"And therein lies the comedy," says Smulders with a wry smile.

To the casual observer, Barney Stinson appears to be a reprehensible human being. An incorrigible womanizer who just celebrated his 200th sexual conquest, he's a vain egomaniac loyal only to his "bro code," though even that doesn't stop him from executing extreme pranks to embarrass his buddies.

Somehow, Harris manages to bring an endearing, impish spark to the cad, which explains his being nominated in the supporting actor Emmy category in 2007 and 2008. He says he's grateful that the Robin story, which developed after the characters slept together last season, is allowing him to explore a softer, potentially more likable side of Barney.

"As she was concerned about flipping from one guy to another really quickly," Harris says, "I was concerned about Barney losing his womanizing edge. It's sort of the only part of the character. It's been fun this season for Barney to have just another layer, a sort of human layer of struggling between true feelings and his own bravado. I'm anxious to see what they plan to do with it."

So is Bays, who says that the idea to turn Barney and Robin into a couple dates back to an episode in the first season when they discover that they're kindred spirits -- "They both love smoking cigars and drinking Scotch, and they both have pretty relaxed attitudes toward relationships and don't really want to settle down," he points out -- but admits that he and Thomas haven't quite worked out all the details.

"Our guiding principle is that whenever there's an idea that seems like it's going to ruin the show forever, we usually end up getting really good stuff out of it," Bays says. "The scary stories are the ones that end up the most satisfying. The show is about people going through turbulent times in their lives, and it's about change and moving forward."

Smulders and Harris have a few general ideas about how they plan to move forward, ratcheting up the romantic tension between Robin and Barney without, perhaps, worrying too much about the prospects for a long-term commitment.

"We know that when Robin gets in a fight, it turns her on a lot," Harris says, turning an arched eyebrow toward his costar before adding, "There's been more than one episode where you turn an argument into a make-out session."

"She likes violence," Smulders concurs.

"I think there'll be a Frasier/Lilith thing between the two of them," Harris concludes, waiting a full beat to add one important caveat. "This is supposition. They could break up in an episode and a half."



Miley Cyrus: Nick Jonas and I Have "Reconnected"

Miley Cyrus -- who split from beau Justin Gaston earlier this week -- says it's nice to be back on friendly terms with ex Nick Jonas.

"He's my best friend, and we still hang out all the time," she said Friday on 107.5 The River's Woody and Jim morning show in Nashville. "We've definitely reconnected. We don't know what's going to happen in the future, but right now we're just kind of kicking it and hanging out as much as we can."

Cyrus split with Jonas at the end of 2007. She told Seventeen last year that she "bawled for a month straight" and dyed her hair black after calling it quits.

The two -- who sing a duet on the Jonas Brothers' new song, "Before The Storm -- have since patched things up.

"We both just kind of saw each other and kind of decided this whole thing is kind of stupid," Cyrus said. "We were all over the separation."

"I'm really happy to be back in their lives," she went on. "And our families are super happy we're hanging out again."

Jonas even took a trip to Georgia to visit Cyrus, who is now shooting the drama The Last Song. On Wednesday, they went jet-skiing near Tybee Island.

"No comment," she said when asked about the outing, though she did admit, "I am a jet ski demon!"

As for her new nose piercing, she said she is not ready to get "slammed" for the body art.

"I'll let people think what they will," she said. "I hope no one is upset at me for doing it. I think it's lame for it to be such a big deal because ... it's just temporary. You can take it out."

What prompted the piercing?

"I am a huge Kelly Clarkson fan," she said. "And I loved when she had her nose pierced."

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Chris Pine is Hoodie Hidden

After a morning workout, Star Trek stud Chris Pine hides under his hoodie and runs to grabs a coffee on Friday morning (June 12) in Silverlake, Calif.

Denzel Washington recently told MTV about working with Chris in an upcoming movie: “I’m going to shoot a movie in the fall called Unstoppable — me and [director] Tony Scott — and Chris Pine’s going to do it with us.”

The story centers on an experienced train engineer (Washington) about to be laid off as part of company cutbacks and the newbie conductor (Pine) hired to replace him.

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Paris Hilton takes Doug Reinhardt Back After Hangin with Ronnie

Despite issuing a statement calling her a slut after a very public hookup with Cristiano Ronaldo, Doug Reinhardt took Paris Hilton back last night after she came crawling to his house. TMZ reports:
But our spies say last night Paris begged Doug to take her back. She told him she loved him and had made a mistake by breaking up with him.
We're told she was texting him all night and then showed up at his house at 4 AM this morning, banging on his door. Apparently Doug succumbed to her charm.
According to Page Six, this whole debacle is the result of Paris flipping out Tuesday night because Doug was hanging out with Texas beauty queen Kendhal Beal and Brody Jenner:
"Kendhal knows Brody and Doug, and so they were talking and catching up. They all took a shot and were watching the Lakers game," said the rep. "But Paris got word that Doug was at the bar, and she showed up and started going at it."
Beal's rep told Page Six, "Paris was picking up ice and fruit and throwing it at Kendhal -- she was the victim. Kendhal did nothing offensive or aggressive. Paris was throwing accusations, calling her names. It was the same thing you always hear about Paris and her tirades."
So let me get this straight: Paris flips out on Doug in public, dumps him, bangs a soccer player in front of half of LA the next night, and 24 hours later Doug takes her back? I'm no doctor, but this has to be grounds to declare Doug Reinhardt legally brain dead. Someone notify the next of kin.

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EW reviews "Moon"

In the brooding science-fiction trifle Moon, Sam Rockwell plays a solitary corporate astronaut who is finishing three lonely years on the dark side of the lunar surface. His name is Sam Bell, and his job is to oversee the mining of helium-3, which has become Earth's primary source of energy. In a dankly gritty geodesic space station, which might just as well be a prison, Sam has no one to talk to but a computer named Gerty — an amusing satirical homage to HAL in 2001, with a voice, all playful self-pity, provided by Kevin Spacey. (Sam also passes time making video calls to his wife and daughter.) But then, on an expedition outside the station, Sam finds what looks like another, wounded astronaut. Actually, it's a younger version of himself — a clone. Now there are two Sams. And whoa, do they have a lot to talk about.

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Kanye's Homecoming

It was the moment the entire city of Chicago was waiting for. After performing for 3,000 local high school students earlier in the day, Kanye West treated fans, friends and family with his second show of the day at the Chicago Theatre.

The concerts and red carpet reception marked the first event for the Kanye West Foundation, since the passing of his mother, Donda West. While everyone from Raven Symone to Mayor Richard M. Daley was on hand to support and praise West, the Chi’s prodigal son only had his mother and her message at heart.

“Well, this is me and my mother’s dream coming true,” West told Rolling out before going on stage. “[My mother] has always been into education – my mother and my father.”

Arguably one of the world’s biggest entertainers and cultural icons, West seemed visually and emotionally humbled by the experience. West delivered on his commitment to follow through on the work he and his mother started and as his star power continues soar globally, he understands that he also has the power to be more than just a musician.

“I’m so happy to be able to use my celebrity and my voice to promote [education] in a way where it’s not just telling kids to stay in school, but giving them some inspiration and a reason to want to,” he said


Rihanna on Jasmina's Transplant: 'Miracles Do Happen'

Jasmina Anema – the spunky 6-year-old New York City girl who captured Rihanna's heart – received a potentially life-saving bone marrow transplant Thursday, less than five months after finding out she had a rare and deadly form of leukemia.

"It's done!" Jasmina's mother, Thea Anema, tearfully exclaimed moments after the transplant – a transfusion of healthy stem cells into her tiny body – at New York City's Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center.

With Jasmina still sleeping, Thea told PEOPLE from her hospital room, "I'm overwhelmed with so many emotions right now! For months, I've been so scared and anxious and full of uncertainty. And now it's finally happened. It's an overwhelming relief. I am incredibly grateful to the donor who gave Jasmina a second chance at life."

Rihanna, who rallied thousands of people to register as potential donors in February on PEOPLE.com, says she is thrilled and touched that Jasmina finally found a match. "I love this little girl and I am so happy that Jasmina received her transplant today. Miracles do happen. I hope more people sign up as bone marrow donors with DKMS so we can save more lives like hers. Jasmina remains in my prayers for a fast recovery," Rihanna told PEOPLE exclusively after hearing the transplant news Thursday night.

On April 2, Rihanna flew to New York City just to visit Jasmina at NYU Medical Center, where she was being treated. Other celebs including Kelly Rowland, The Naked Brothers and Nat and Alex Wolff have also visited Jasmina. NBA stars Chris Wilcox and Paul Pierce have also made public appeals for bone marrow donors to help her – and others like her.

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Virtuality: Cast Video Interview & Ronald Moore About The TV Movie's Future

The actors from Virtuality talk about what items they would bring with them to space.

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BATTLESTAR GALACTICA honcho Ron Moore’s latest effort, VIRTUALITY, debuts on Fox in two weeks on Friday, June 26.

The writer/producer held a little conference call to promote the show in order to hopefully get some buzz going for the show that has what could be one of the worst opening nights in the history of a science fiction pilot. Friday is typically referred to as the dead zone where networks send series to die.

VIRTUALITY is a two-hour pilot that could be turned into a full series if the show does well enough in its debut or creates enough of a buzz – much the way BATTLESTAR did – in order to give it a go.

The concept of VIRTUALITY blends a number of genres, obviously science fiction, but there is an on-going reality show about the crew of the spacecraft going on as well that gives the show another wrinkle in how things are presented and facts about the mission and what’s happening on Earth. You see, the mission – at least that’s what the astronauts believe – is to find a world that is suitable for life because of an event happening threatening the survival of humanity on Earth.

Here are highlights from the press conference:

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Jill Hennessy multi-tasks

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Managing a busy acting and music career when you've got two small boys is no mean feat. Luckily, NY-based Jill Hennessy seems to have it down pat, after she was spotted in full mommy-mode near her neighbourhood this week.

Pushing her 18-month-old Gianni along in a buggy laden down with baby paraphernalia, the Crossing Jordan and Law & Order star appeared ready for any toddler-related emergency. In a summery yellow skirt and fashionable wedges, the mom on the run managed to look stylish as she rushed off to an appointment.

The dynamic Edmonton-born actress-musician, who also has a five-year-old named Marco with her bar owner husband Paolo Mastropietro, may have been hurrying to a promotional meeting for her new album of self-penned ballads, which is out next week.

Ghost In My Head is a follow-up to her 2003 debut disc of Tom Wait covers, which features both her husband and Marco performing with her.

In between the musical gigs, the 40-year-old beauty has been publicising the big-screen family drama Oranges, an ensemble piece also starring Heather Locklear and Tom Sizemore. If it seems hectic that's how the actress, an adventurous soul who's lived in over nine different cities and speaks five languages, likes things.

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Next Thursday, June 18th, K-Swiss is having a party at Bloomingdale's at the 59th and Lexington Ave location to celebrate the relaunch of the K-Swiss Classic Remastered. Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick (aka Chuck Bass) will be the host. Music will be provided by DJ Josh Madden.

This is a public event so if you want to meet Charles Bass, be sure to get there early, the first 50 people to purchase a pair of K-Swiss Classic Remastered kicks will have a chance to snap a photo with him! Don’t miss your chance!


A Show with Paris Hilton, Simon Rex, Jamie Presley & Lance Bass

An online pilot called "Rex" was posted today, and Showtime better buy it or I'm gonna kidnap someones dog as ransom (Paris, I'm talkin' to you).

Created by Guy Shalem, who directed some episodes of Lifetime's "Lovespring International," the show centers around Simon Rex and his search to get back in the limelight. The brilliance of the show lives within the co-stars of the cast, and get this, Paris Hilton (as his fake girlfriend) is the best actor of all. Most people would argue that she may just be playing herself, but her comedic timing and delivery makes me want to take back every sassy quip I ever said about her.

The cast list, including a gut-splitting Jamie Presley and Brian Huskey, sounds like some sort of underground Hollywood fight club. Also on board is "Alias'" Victor Garber and Jill Talley, playing Rex's brilliant parents, and the streets of Los Angeles, which make up the sets the stories come to life on. This show is just another reason why reality TV is NOT the only option.

I think the moment I knew this thing wasn't a gumball of bull crap was when Lance "Not Gay" Bass (I promise that will make sense when you watch) joined the bunch and I still wanted to watch. No offense, LB, but I was sure you would take me out of it and you didn't -- major props. When he and Simon share some strange Cyrano de Bergerac setup, I just about lost my Triscuits.

Give the full 23-minute pilot a watch after the jump, and then call Showtime and tell them to get on the ball!


Joss Whedon On Dollhouse Season Two, Summer Glau And Buffy Movie Reboot

Joss Whedon is two weeks into breaking stories for Dollhouse's second season, and we're happy to report that he sounds like a happy man even without that season 1 budget. Whedon wrapped his top-secret horror film The Cabin in the Woods on May 29 and hit the Dollhouse writers' room on June 1. "I just wanted to die of tiredness," he tells EW.com exclusively. "About two hours after starting to talk to the writers about story, I was back with such a vengeance, and so energized and so pumped because we really understand the show now. We understand what works, and what didn't work so well or what we weren't so thrilled about. We don't have the onus of trying to be a big hit sitting on our shoulders. We can just be ourselves. And so the stories we're breaking are pure, and exciting, and everybody's on-board in the room, and it's never flowed better."

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Canatara Christopher— who runs the small book imprint that published a book of poems by Stephen Gyllenhaal, dad of Jake and Maggie— no longer seems to worship her famous friend. She sent an email around, revealing family secrets. In an email titled "The Secret History of the Gyllenhaals" that was sent out to friends and colleagues, Christopher, who before she turned to a life of letters was a performer in 70s skin-flicks like The Insatiable Sadie the Whore, reveals anecdotes about the famous dad that, if not exactly scandalous, certainly hint at some strange behavior on both parties' parts.

It begins bizarrely:

"Through all that's been happening with Michael (my partner) and me since last December (the crooked lawsuit that resulted in the freezing of every penny of our personal assets, the threat to our income, the botched operation that threatened my life, the loss of our home, our new temporary digs in the mountains with the widow of Philip K. Dick) there's been one subject that has simply refused to quit my mind. And that, of course, is: What the Fuck Is Up with the Gyllenhaals Anyway?"

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Pete 'in drunk cop car chase'

JUNKIE rocker Pete Doherty led cops on a late-night car chase when he drunkenly fled after a gig, a court heard today.

The former Babyshambles frontman was ordered to pull over after he was spotted driving erratically following a concert at the Guildhall in Gloucester.

But Doherty, 30, allegedly failed to stop and sped away, drove his Mercedes through a red light and narrowly missed a group of revellers when he mounted a kerb.

When the ex-Libertine finally pulled over officers saw him trying to swap seats with a female passenger.

A breathtest allegedly found he had 50mgs of alcohol per 100mls of breath - the legal limit is 35.

Police also seized 0.6g of heroin - with a street value of £35 - and a homemade crack pipe from the car.

Officers later searched his home outside Marlborough, Wilts, and found three grams of heroin with a street value of £300.

Appearing at Stroud Magistrates' Court today, Doherty - wearing a white vest and dark cardigan - denied a charge of dangerous driving.

But the singer pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of Class A drugs, driving without a licence and driving without insurance.

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It seemed like he was doing so well for ages. But he completely lost it this past week. I really hope he gets it together. :[

Coldplay “Very Likely” on New Moon Soundtrack?(What Smeyers wants she gets)

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A fan asked the “Oracle” at the official Coldplay site whether “The Scientist” by Coldplay would be featured on New Moon, as indicated in Stephenie Meyer’s New Moon soundtrack playlist. Though the official “Oracle” didn’t commit to that specific song, it did note today that–

It’s very likely that a Coldplay song will end up on the soundtrack to the Twilight sequel given that Stephenie Meyer has credited Coldplay, amongst others, on the inner sleeve for “being instrumental in staving off the writer’s block”.


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Kendra's 24th Birthday blog.

Happy Birthday to MEEEEE!!! LOL


TODAY I TURN 24!!!!!!!!! man im getting old! hahaha. 24 is definitely going to be an amazing year for me…no doubt about that.
i think its safe to say to say that i wont be doing much partying for the big day this year ;) hank is taking me to a romantic dinner at our favorite restaurant Vibrato…its a beautiful jazz club that we love! i wouldnt want to spend my bday any other way!
my mom gave me these pics of some of my bdays over the years and i wanted to share them with all of u. i hope u guys like them!!!!
thank u sooooooo much for all the bday wishes everyone!!!!!

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I think these are cute. I can't believe she's only 24, though.

Scars + Mask Confirmed for Deadpool!

Let all 7 Deadpool fans rejoice!

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It’s the dream of every comic-book fan, whether they’ll admit it or not. The chance to become your favorite character, impact his story, and help determine his future.

Now, after years of lobbying for the role and finally being rewarded with a huge opening for his debut in the recent “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” Ryan Reynolds has complete control over the character of Wade Wilson. Recently, he clued us in on some of the characters he expects to see in the “Deadpool” spinoff movie — but, as he told us, the best part of the gig is the hands-on approach that he’s been given in developing it.

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Kate Gosselin Gets Bouncy on her 10th Wedding Anniversary...

without hubby Jon.

Yes, it's very sad, but there was no sign of Mr. Gosselin when Kate stepped out in the garden with their kids and dogs and a TLC film crew.

Today is the reality show couple's 10th wedding anniversary. But not any expensive presents for either of them, just a giant inflatable erected in the garden.

At least the kids will have a good time...

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Kate is just a ball of sunshine, as usual. Looks like they had a blast.

Eminem on Rap City


-Em talks about Proof
-His mom
-being happy
-jokes about how him and the interviewer have the same shoes
-admits that Encore wasnt great
-shouts out Royce da 5'9
-Talks about how d12 and him are still good
-Bust outs in the madagascar theme song "i like to move it move it!" lol
-50 makes an experience
-and seconds video how him freestyling

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What is Hollywood's problem with black women?

When it comes to Hollywood’s most sought after and highest paid movie stars don’t expect a color wheel of people representative of the many cultures in our society. The list of the top 20 or thirty names, which includes such folks as Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Tom Cruise, does have a bit of color, but even with that being said, something else stands out by its omission. The African Americans who make the list of the various Hollywood power rankings and the Forbes top earners list does include such notable leading actors as Will Smith, who is at or near the top of almost all lists, Denzel Washington and Eddie Murphy (still). But that is it.

Notice anything else about that list?

No African American women.

When it comes to leading roles for women of color, particularly black women, Hollywood is just not feeling that. Unless of course it is Halle Berry, who is the designated representative for all black women obviously. And maybe Zoe Saldana will become the new heir apparent to that distinction based on her new Star Trek role. But aside from those two women, for the most part, you will be hard pressed to find another black woman who is getting the opportunity to shine in a leading role in a mainstream movie, not just as a BFF to the leading white female.

And its not like other women aren’t making it on these lists either. That’s simply not true. The previously mentioned power rankings includes many marquee women, like Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Scarlett Johanssen to name a few. So it isn’t an overall gender bias. It is a black woman bias. And sadly it looks like when black women are picked there is a skin tone gradient involved wherein darkness beyond a certain point is simply not allowed. Not to mention the whole straight hair look.

It really is strangely funny that it seems when it comes to black women, the liberals in Hollywood still have a very hard time dealing with black women. Even when you look at the up and comers, the list of the hottest stars in young Hollywood, those expected to dominate over the next 10 years, there are absolutely no black women on the list at all. This list now includes such young women as Lindsey Lohan, Abigail Breslin, Megan Fox, Miley Cyrus, Dakota Fanning and others. Not one black woman or girl.

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"Dexter" Gets a New Playmate

When the TV news cameras come calling, people tend to describe any serial killers discovered to be living in their area as polite, private but personable, a guy seemingly incapable of hatcheting humans into ground chuck. No, not in a million years, they say, and to think all that was happening two doors down? Shocking.

That’s why it makes perfect sense for “Dexter’s” producers to have tapped the ever-so-pleasant John Lithgow to portray a man with the same grisly hobby as our favorite Miami Police Department blood-spatter analyst. Lithgow is set to appear in all 12 of season four’s episodes.

According to Showtime’s press release, Lithgow will play Walter Simmons, “an unassuming, mild-mannered suburbanite who has been living a dual life as one of America’s most prolific and deadliest serial killers. Dubbed the “Trinity Killer” because of his proclivity to kill in threes, he relocates to Miami after being tracked by F.B.I. Special Agent Frank Lundy (Keith Carradine).”

Naturally dear Dexter, a murderer who takes pride in his work, is bound to feel a special connection and fascination with Mr. Simmons.

One also wonders if the “trinity” business is part of a larger theme for season four, what with Dexter on the verge of fatherhood, and his dad’s spirit looming large in his thoughts. Father, son, unholy ghost…and the Trinity Killer? Can’t wait to see what happens.

“Dexter’s” fourth season kicks off on Sept. 27 on Showtime.


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who was eliminated this week?

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Saffia, 27, entered the diary room and informed Big Brother she wanted to leave at 8:20pm on Thursday night.
She acted after it was revealed that Oxbridge graduate Freddie 'Halfwit' Fisher and loudmouth Sophia Brown were up for eviction tonight.

Viewers wanting to know the reason behind her departure and her actual goodbye to housemates will have to wait until Friday night's broadcast on Channel 4.

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Now where would Cheryl Cole hide anything? Super-thin singer gets frisked at airport
It's hard to imagine what Cheryl Cole could be hiding under her clothes - the super-thin star has barely an ounce of spare flesh.

But rules must be followed, and this security guard certainly did her job thoroughly as she patted the Girls Aloud singer down for any concealed weapons yesterday.

Cheryl was heading off for a sunshine holiday with husband Ashley on the French Riviera.

Several of Cole's footballer friends are heading to Las Vegas for a lad's holiday but Cheryl is planning on keeping her man out of trouble with a break on Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's luxury yacht.

While she was on her last holiday - climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Comic Relief - her husband was fined by police and locked up overnight for being drunk and disorderly.

This time the 25-year-old is taking no chances.

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The world's most popular TV show is...'House'

'House' is world's most popular TV show

PARIS (AFP) – US drama "House", starring Britain's Hugh Laurie as unconventional medical genius Doctor Gregory House, out-gunned rivals in 2008 to become the world's most watched show on television.

According to ratings agency Eurodata TV Worldwide, House and his team of canny diagnosticians last year gathered more than 81.8 million viewers in 66 countries, representing a potential 1.6 billion viewers.

That was far more than the 2007 and 2006 winners in the same TV drama category, "CSI: Las Vegas", about a team of forensic experts, and its spin-off "CSI: Miami".

In the TV comedy category, the US female-star cast of "Desperate Housewives" for the second year running beat "Monk" (US) and "Ugly Betty" (US), attracting 65.3 million viewers worldwide in 2008.

"The Bold and the Beautiful", also a US show, with 24.5 million viewers was the most popular soap for the second consecutive year, thrashing Mexican telenovela "Marina" and US competitor "The Young And The Restless."


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Famous Britney impersonator and little person, Mini Britney (aka Terra Jole) is now mini gaga!

Back in September 2007, Jole departed from performing at Beacher's Madhouse, causing the then corpulent Hard Rock headliner to dress up as the singer himself, and declare the birth of Big Britney. The battle of the Britneys raged for a while, attracting much media attention that was amusement to many and bemusement for me. Before long Big Britney and Mini Britney were no longer performing regularly as Vegas moved on from the novelty performers and the feud.

But there is no idea not worth recycling in Vegas. Beacher's Madhouse appears to be coming back to town soon, this time at the Mirage. And, now Terra Jole is heading back to Vegas, too, performing Saturday at the Hawaiian Tropic Zone at Planet Hollywood.

Of course, this is 2009. Mini Britney is now going out as Mini Lady Gaga. I talked to her very briefly this morning by phone about her latest incarnation as she was preparing to board an airplane:

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LOS ANGELES (Billboard) – Resplendent in a pink sequined micro-mini and fingerless gold gloves, Paulina Rubio shimmied her way through her first performance of her new single, "Causa y Efecto," at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in April. Setting off a stadium-style wave by the dancers and drummers onstage with a flick of her wrist, Rubio presented herself as a woman in command, ready to launch yet another hit album.

Whether she's participating in a Spanish-language version of the pro-Obama "Yes We Can" video; Twittering about the importance of smiling, yoga and chocolate ice cream; or taping green-conscious public service announcements (about not wearing clothes, to save energy from washing them), Rubio is relentlessly fabulous, with an upbeat sound to match.

The Latin pop world has precious few working divas with larger-than-life personalities, a track record of hits and mainstream name recognition. So Universal Latino is pulling out all the marketing stops behind "Gran City Pop," Rubio's ninth album, which will be released June 23 in the United States, Spain and Latin America. (It will be released at a later date in such countries as Portugal, Italy and Germany.)

Rubio executive-produced the album and collaborated with other top writers including Estefano, Lester Mendez and Coti. That diversity of styles is typical for her albums; "Gran City Pop" was inspired by Mexico City, Miami and Madrid, the cities where the album was written and recorded.

Rubio says that through the years she's earned her say in the creative process. "I try to be a chameleon and reinvent myself," she says. When fans "start dedicating the songs to people, I know that the connection was really well received."

Rubio's last three albums topped Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart, and her last one went gold or platinum in every Spanish-speaking country where it was released. In Spain, a key market for Rubio, her last album, "Ananda," went double platinum (160,000 copies), according to Universal.

In what may be the ultimate vote of confidence from the retail sector, Rubio joined Miley Cyrus and "American Idol" winner Kris Allen in performing at Wal-Mart's annual shareholders' meeting this year.

At Wal-Mart, the new album will be sold in the beauty department, next to Rubio's perfume, Oro. The perfume, which also sells at CVS, is slated for distribution at major retailers in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Spain, and Central and South America. Rubio has begun making in-store appearances promoting the perfume, including a stop at the JCPenney in Puerto Rico's Plaza de las Americas Mall. She'll do more in-stores in the United States and internationally during the holiday shopping season, when the fragrance will be more widely available.

Oracle Beauty Brands vice president of marketing and sales Paul Miller says it's the first time the company has partnered with a Latin artist on a fragrance.


QUEEN PAULINA IS BACK HER CROWN, FAKE BITCHES BOW DOWN. SHAKIRA WHO??? AMIRITE??? and this is dedicated to my girlfriend kill_the_lights.
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Usher files for divorce

We've learned Usher just filed for divorce from his wife of 22 months, Tameka Foster Raymond.

Usher -- who filed the papers today in Fulton County, GA -- married Tameka back in August of '07. They have two kids together: 18-month-old Usher Raymond IV and 6-month-old Naviyd Ely Raymond.

A hearing is set for July 15 -- it was first reported by MediaTakeOut.


Kendra shows us her baby belly

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Introducing my baby bump! LOL

now that my news is out in the open, im so excited to introduce to u hanks and my little bundle of joy!!!! i took this pic during a photo shoot in europe to send to hank since he missed me and my growing belly so much! lololol.

now that my pregnancy isnt a secret anymore i can keep u guys updated with more pics as i get bigger and bigger

hope youre all as excited as i am!!!!!!!!


aww i'm so happy for her!

Anna Friel blames Lindsay for the paparazzi stalking her

Actress ANNA FRIEL has an unwelcome signal whenever her Los Angeles neighbour LINDSAY LOHAN has left her home - because it's the only time paparazzi stalk the Brit for pictures.

The Land of The Lost star lives just three doors down from Lohan's home in the Hollywood Hills, and only has to look outside if she wants the latest on the 22 year old's travel plans.

And Friel insists she's only victim to lurking snappers when the Just My Luck star isn't around.

She says, "I always know when she's going out with her girlfriends, because, if she is, the paparazzi are outside. If they get bored with Lindsay or she's not there and I'm right down the hill they'll go, 'Oh Lindsay's not here. Let's take Anna.'"