July 4th, 2009



I KNOW, I KNOW. ENOUGH WITH THE MJ POSTS!!!! But I think the following blog post sums up a lot people's opinion regarding Michael Jackson, especially after the last week. It's taken from the myspace blog of the musician Phonte (of the hip hop duo Little Brother, The Foreign Exchange, and other musical endeavors). Yes, he may not be that well-known around these parts, but I think he makes some really good points about Michael's life and his perception in the media.
It touches on the molestation trials, his vitiligo & the false belief that MJ didn't want to be black, and that PIECE OF SHIT, MARTIN BASHIR. And for the TL;DR crowd: Yes, it's kind of a long read, but it's worth it, and i think it should be read. Oh, and don't let its title throw you off. KEEP READING!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My Hero Ain't Molest Them Bitch A** Kids: Phonte's teary-eyed tribute to The King

I haven't been compelled to blog in a long time.

In an era where everybody is twittering and text-messaging their lives away, a well-thought out essay that extends past 140 characters is quickly becoming a thing of the past.

But when our universe lost its brightest star on June 25, 2009, I felt a deep, overwhelming sadness that I haven't experienced in many years and I felt moved to say....something.

My hero, Michael Joseph Jackson, is dead.

Honestly I'm still trying to process it, almost like the loss of a much-loved family member. I mean, hell, to many of us Michael WAS family. Much like Nike, or Coca-Cola, or McDonalds, Michael Jackson wasn't so much a person as he was a living, breathing, American institution; a ubiquitous force that has seemingly existed forever and one that we couldn't imagine a world without. Seeing Michael onstage was less like watching a musician perform and more akin to witnessing a magician at work.

But contrary to his otherworldly stage presence and magical aura, the man we called The King of Pop proved to be a mere mortal. And now my hero, Michael Joseph Jackson, is dead.

What isn't dead, unfortunately, is the cloud of false accusations, unsubstantiated rumors, myths, slander, and outright lies that surround his life and his legacy. The greatest myth regarding Michael Jackson is that he was a pedophile who preyed on young children.

It is my belief now, just as it was 16 years ago, that the charges brought against Michael during his 1993 sexual abuse case were false. The allegations made by Jordan Chandler (the accuser) and his father Evan Chandler always seemed suspect to me for a few reasons:

1. Ask the average parent whether they'd want justice or money for their abused child and more than likely they'd say justice, if for no other reason than to protect their child (and other children) from a future attack. The fact that Evan Chandler was willing to essentially let Michael off the hook for a few million (reportedly 2-3), made their case seem like a well-orchestrated extortion attempt. In regards to the case, Evan was later caught on tape saying, "If I go through with this, I win big time. There's no way I lose. I will get everything I want and they will be destroyed forever...Michael's career will be over." Notice that homeboy ain't mention jack shit about his son. So much for being a concerned father...

2. Generally when victims of abuse come out with allegations against someone, other victims come forward to corroborate their story (i.e. the Catholic Church scandal, where a few parties came forward and it later led to thousands).

Very rarely do child molesters stop at just one kid, or even two for that matter. An alleged pedophile with only two accusers is kinda like an alleged serial killer with only one body. Or an alleged sneaker addict with only two pairs of Jordans in his closet. It just doesn't make any logical sense, nor does it coincide with the recurring psychological characteristics of most people who fall into those categories.

In the case of Michael Jackson vs. the Chandler family, not a single corroborating witness could be found to help prosecute the case and after raids were conducted on several of Jackson's homes, no hard evidence of sexual abuse was gathered.

Michael later settled the Chandler case out of court, not as an admission of guilt, but at the behest of his lawyers and financial advisors who warned him that a criminal trial could cost him millions of dollars in legal fees, as well as the loss of hundreds of millions in touring and endorsement revenue. With the Chandler case finally over, Michael continued to tour and released his greatest hits package “HIStory” in 1995. Ten years later though, he would face another trial that, in my opinion, would be the one to literally and figuratively, kill him.
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Paris Hilton is Dubai relevant

Making for quite the action-packed day, Paris Hilton was busy continuing the filming of her reality television show “My BFF” in Dubai on Friday (July 3).

Showing off four different outfits throughout the day, the former “Simple Life” starlet kicked things of with a press op before heading off to Brummana to take a tour of the Grand Hills Hotel.

While at the luxury hotel, Miss Hilton also participated in an interview with local press before getting all dolled up for the night’s festivities.

Bringing an end to the day’s duties, the hotel heiress tossed on a bright yellow dress as she hosted a big Crystal Jet-Set Audition party in the Lebanese capital city of Beirut.

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No surprise there then

Cut out of his son Michael's will earlier this week, Joe Jackson is doing exactly the dignified thing you'd expect: he's going down swinging. From the Chicago Sun Times:

It's hard to believe, but a source close to Joe Jackson -- who is working with him on several new business projects -- says the outspoken patriarch of the Jackson clan may find himself further alienating his estranged wife, Katherine Jackson, and a number of his children.

The reason? Joe Jackson reportedly made several comments Tuesday -- after learning details about Michael Jackson's will -- that he might consider challenging the document that reportedly doesn't mention him at all. Though it's well-known that Joe Jackson had had a difficult and often strained relationship with his son, my source tells me he was "still pretty pissed that there was no mention of him in the will whatsoever."

Dude, I really think this guy is Satan. Look at that picture of him above -- taken mere hours after his son's death. He looks like he's at a fucking carnival. I've seen kids at Disneyland holding cotton candy in one hand and a balloon in the other who looked less happy than that.


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Super Talented Rumer on 90210!

Apparently the powers that be behind “90210″ have decided to throw Rumer Willis into the mix. She is set to play the role of Gia for at least one episode in the series.

Her role has been described as a “punky cute lesbian who isn’t afraid to speak her mind”, according to a CW rep.

Gia is set to work at the Blaze News along with Navid, Adrianna, and Silver.


WTF at these names. Navid? Silver? Really?? (I don't watch the show, so thanks to those of you for telling me that they're not as strange as they first seemed)
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'True Blood' Star Anna Paquin on Stephen Moyer, Nude Scenes and Dating Vampires

Sexier, tougher, naked-er. That just about sums up the second season of HBO's vampire drama 'True Blood.' (Yeah, this definitely isn't 'Twilight.') Star Anna Paquin loves that "anything is possible" on her show -- even if it involves a lot of nudity.

SOOKIE Pictures, Images and Photos

She talks to AOL TV about filming steamy sex scenes with her on- and off-screen boyfriend Stephen Moyer, that other vampire franchise and whether she'll return to the 'X-Men' movies. -- By Kelly Woo

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ABBA Shoots Down London Reunion Talk

I know... I know... It's ridiculous but look how far the madness goes...

LONDON (AP) — Forget those reports that Swedish supergroup ABBA will be reuniting to cover Michael Jackson's sold-out concert dates.

"No one has even asked us, and if they asked us they would have 'no' as an answer, because (Jackson's concerts were) going to happen in a week," said Benny Andersson, who co-wrote ABBA hits like "Dancing Queen" and "Take a Chance on Me" with Bjorn Ulvaeus.
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Guess who I met...


I met this cool dude called Benicio Del Toro!

Story time...
I was vacationing in Puerto Rico with my friend hproxmysox (on the left) and we went out with some of my family to a very popular bar called "El Rubi". We were getting to ready to leave when a friend said Benicio was in the VIP room, and everyone flipped shit. Etc, etc, we found him and took this picture with him. He was cute in a haggard way, and very chill. After that we ogled him as he drank Medallas with his buds.

I'm the one with my head poking out - I was pressed up against his arm! Hell yeah!

uh oh DanRad watch out son, your ass is going to get kicked...

Daniel Radcliffe reveals and confirms in an interview with 'The Guardian' that co-star Emma Watson will be attending 'Brown University' in the US.

But Watson seems to be enjoying all the opportunities for photoshoots and red carpet premieres. "Yeah, totally, but she's much more natural at them than I am. She's more suited to being able to talk to anyone - I get very nervous about those events. She's been photographed at a lot of [fashion] things, and I think that's a world she's very interested in. I've seen some of the clothes she's designed and [they're] very good. She's very clever. Do you know her GCSE results?" His eyes boggle: "I was thrilled with mine - seven Bs, two As and an A*. I think Emma got three As and seven A*s - she's incredibly academic, it's frightening. Me and Rupert to all intents and purposes dropped out of school. And she's going to Brown." He shakes his head in admiration of Watson's place at the US Ivy League college.



Hilary Duff passes on NBC's "Barely Legal"

The latest posting at HilaryDuff.com, Hilary's official site, confirms Hilary will be joining the cast of Gossip Girl for a multi-episode arc and also mentions the show NBC was developing for Hilary.

Yes, it's true! Hilary Duff will join the cast of "Gossip Girl" in its third season for a multi-episode arc to debut this fall! On October 5th (episode 4) we'll meet Hilary's character Olivia Burke, a movie star who attends New York University in the hopes to experience a true college experience along with other NYU newbies Blair (Leighton Meester), Dan (Penn Badgley) and Vanessa (Jessica Szohr). Click "more" to read about it at MTV.com. Oh, and in the spirit of "Gossip Girl" - When you get to the last paragraph of the article, please note that NBC did not pass first on the pilot for "Barely Legal" developed for Hilary. It was Hilary who passed on a script that did not match the initial pitch. However, she does look forward to finding something in the future that she and NBC both want to do.

This post brought to you by Hil on "Ghost Whisperer"


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MODS: new articles from today with NEW info i promise!

to those that think there are too many MJ posts ...
I counted x:
For July 3 ...
81 Non MJ posts
15 MJ posts

we just miss him...
be nice ... for all you know MJ is sitting in traffic next to you dancing to r.kelly's ignition

Ceiling Eyes is casting new friends for her show

Audrina Patridge
is reportedly waving goodbye to The Hills as well! She’s off to get her own show on MTV, which is tentatively being called The Colony.

Star magazine reports that the show will begin shooting in August, and that show producers are already busy trying to cast Audrina’s new clique of friends.

A source tells the magazine, “The show is currently casting for Audrina’s new BFFs. They have chosen a girl pursuing a music career. The others will also have some sort of artsy interest.”

Audrina has apparently been really involved in choosing the people who will be her new friends.

The source says, “She wants to make sure they find people she actually wants to get to know.”

If this isn’t an indication of the show being awful, we don’t know what is! These reality shows are just getting too scripted! Don’t the producers know that’s why everyone stopped watching The Hills? Maybe if The Colony was about Audrina living in a nudist colony, people would tune in!!


This show will be full of fail without Justin Bobby!

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sugabbs post

Sugababes promise 'exciting' new single
The Sugababes have promised that fans will be pleasantly surprised by their new single.
The group, who have spent the past months recording their seventh studio album in the US, admitted that they are excited about finally releasing their new material.

"I can't wait until the new single comes out. It doesn't sound like anything we have ever done before," Amelle Berrabah told Bang Showbiz.

"People won't even realise it is our song when they hear it on the radio. It comes out mid-July and we are really looking forward to it. We had such a good time in the US. We were over there for ages and we went to Los Angeles and New York."

Berrabah, 25, added that she had formed a close friendship with Tinchy Stryder since appearing on his new song 'Never Leave You'.

"Tinchy is absolutely lovely. He sends me text messages all the time. He is a lovely guy. I will be seeing him at the weekend as we are performing our song together."


"Get Sexy" clip:

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def gonna bring them back to top status

Soulja Boy blogs about his e-meltdown

A lot of people talking about what I twittered the other night…so I want to address it, now that I have had some time to do some thinking. At 18 years, having grown up in the Mississippi Delta, I never thought my life would take me to where I am now. All I wanted to do was make music. All I thought I loved was music. I would die for that motherfuckin music. But, once I got a record deal and all these people around me trying to tell me who to be, what to do and how to do it, I realized that I wasn’t making music any more for the love. I got into this weird place where I began making music for the money. And I was making a lot of money…more money than I could ever imagine. And with that money, of course, I could buy a lot of things…but to be honest, you can only drive that brand new phantom around the corner oh so many times… and when you are done driving, it really don’t mean sh*t. I thought money was gonna bring me happiness. And that is the farthest thing from the truth. Money f*cks you up.

I know I might sound crazy, because a lot of you who are reading are probably like, I wish I had this ni**a’s money. But, the truth is that money got me twisted. All I want to do is go back to making music for the love of it. The accolades and the awards are for everyone else. The music is for me. The music is my happiness. So, of course I am struggling in my mind right now…cause I wanna get back to place where I woke up, thinking about what I was gonna write that day. Where I went to sleep ready to dream about what I was gonna write the next day.

I know my fans. And I know they will understand this. This ain’t got nothing to do with y’all. Oh yeah... sorry to all my white peeps out there. I'm not racist :) But I guess time will heal all wounds…


American Flag Bikini Moments

The American flag has been painted on bathing suits, bikinis, and directly on skin like a bathing suit for decades. From movies to television to magazine spreads, below are the most famous iconic flag-as-bikini interpretations from the past several decades.

Cindy Crawford
Vintage Cindy Crawford

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Happy Fourth of July, American ontders!
Happy Bikini Post, everyone! Which are your favorites/who did they forget?
A.F.I. : Crash Love Baby!

This Is A Mini Sexy Vegetarian // Sexier Vegan News Post

Emily Deschanel Breaks A 'Bone'

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"Bones" Star Emily Deschanel has broken her toe, according to Hart Hanson, creator of the television series "Bones.

It's not a set injury (all the television actors (including TJ Thyne !) return next week to start filming Season 5). It actually happened while stepping out of the bath.

Jokes about how vegans have weaker bones than meat-eaters in 3.........2........1.............

Macbeth Hosts Vegan Party With Hunter Burgan and Vegan Chili

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Clothing/shoe giant Macbeth held a party last night in Carlsbad, California. There were two main attractions :: there was FREE vegan chili and the amazing AFI Bassist, Hunter Burgan, was there ! Check out a few pictures from the event above. A few more here.

Joss Stone Helping To Open New Music Venue

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Musician Joss Stone is to perform at the opening night of her mother's new club in Exeter. The soul singer's mum Wendy Joseph and husband Jonathan are the new owners of The Hub on Mary Arches Street, which they will rename Mama Stone's when it opens in August as a live music venue. Joss, 22, is currently touring in Europe and will perform with her band on the night of the grand opening in early September, reports the Exeter Express and Echo.

Alyssa Milano May Be Coming To Your Television Again

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Alyssa Milano and My Girl's Anna Chlumsky may still have a shot at regular TV gigs. According to The Hollywood Reporter, their pilots, ABC's Romantically Challenged and CBS' House Rules, respectively, are still in contention for midseason and their cast options have been extended. Milano would star as the girlfriend of a man torn between her and his best friend (Kyle Bornheimer). Rules revolves around the freshman class of Congress, and Chlumsky plays an aide to the Speaker of the House.

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P.S. HERE'S A REALLY EASY, QUICK VEGAN CHILI RECIPE....I'D PROBABLY ADD SOME CORN IF I HAD ANY FOR EXTRA CRUNCH :: http://blog.vegcooking.com/2008/10/hearty_vegan_chili.php
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Green Day Kick Off U.S. Tour

The Bay Area punks celebrate an early Independence Day in Seattle, with pyrotechnics, man-on-man kissing, and much more!

Attention aspiring rock stars: Get good seats for the Green Day tour and you might end up ripping a solo on Billie Joe Armstrong's guitar. If you're really lucky, you'll even plant a slobbery smooch on the punked-out frontman's face.

Under the cut, a review from SPIN.com on the tour's opening night, the setlist, a Tre Cool Q&A and an interview with Billie Joe's wife. (They just celebrated 15 years!)

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Instead of the covers of "Shout!" and "Stand By Me" they should slip in some MJ! What? Just saying..

Source: Spin.com / Mankato Free Press / Jam.Canoe.CA!

Jack White hates technology.

Musician Jack White has confessed he doesn't own a mobile phone and avoids using the internet.

Jack White hates technology.

The musician - who insists on doing all his recordings on analogue tape rather than digital - doesn't own a mobile phone and hates the internet but admits his attitude infuriates others.

He said: "I want to be part of the resurgence of things that are tangible, beautiful and soulful, rather than just give in to the digital age.

"But when I talk to people about that, they just go, 'Yeah I know what you mean' and stare at their mobiles. The general vibe I get is, 'Quit being a drag. We're progressing here.' "

Jack's anti-modernism is shared by his Dead Weather bandmates.

Singer Alison Mosshart said: "I've gone on lunches with people who haven't looked up from their iPhones. You feel like you're having lunch on your own."

Bassist Jack Lawrence added to Britain's Guardian newspaper: "It's only a matter of time before the world gets sick of reading some s**thead's comments on a message board."


NDN Y So Srs?

Best of the TV Marathons for Fourth of July :: Golden Girls, Sister Sister, CSI: Miami, and More

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Rain or shine, the fireworks will be on televison in a variety of ways this Fourth of July.

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BET takes it back to the ’90s with a marathon of “Sister, Sister,” starring twins Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry, from 9 to midnight.

And since there’s nothing like a corny David Caruso murder pun to brighten your holiday, A &E is hosting a five-episode run of “CSI: Miami” from 5 to 10 p.m.


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Here is Keke Palmer practicing the routine for the Music Video of her single "Super Jerkin".

Originating in the northern part of California, jerkin is an urban dance style for the youth that's starting an epidemic around the nation. Evolving from the famous East-Coast juke dancing, jerkin is a similar dance style that involves minor footwork, extreme bending at the knees, and being "geeked up." You can see people doing it at any house party or after school or even in a parking lot.

Here is the full song.

I personally like the song Sixteen better but it isn't uploaded to youtube yet so you must go to her myspace.


I hope Miss Keke P has a song like Bottoms Up on her new album.
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Imperfect Beauties

It seems that no matter how beautiful a woman is, people have to find a flaw. Right now the Internet is buzzing about Megan Fox's thumbs. Really? The girl could not be more drop-dead gorgeous, and people are taking time out of their busy lives to analyze the size and shape of her thumbs? It's no wonder that women, and female celebrities in particular, obsess about certain body parts or facial features. If we don't do it, it's almost guaranteed that someone else will.

Megan Fox doesn't seem all that concerned about her thumbs from what we can tell, but she did say in a recent interview that she is extremely insecure about her looks. She even joked (we hope!) about thinking she's an Alan Alda lookalike. And while we think Alan is adorable, Megan clearly wins out in the attractiveness department.

We also contend that some people's "flaws" are actually what makes them alluring, like Julia Roberts' wide, contagious smile. So we present a list of gorgeous celebrities who have criticized themselves or have been critiqued by others for being less-than-perfect.

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hmm..where is the imperfect male beauties list?
Hilary Duff: Horse Face

Sexy Irishman Denis Leary Talks 'Rescue Me' Movie and More

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In Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Denis Leary returns as Diego, the fierce sabre-toothed tiger who's really a softy.

Leary puts his trademark sardonic humor on hold in the PG animated feature, but he doesn't pull any punches as firefighter Tommy Gavin in his FX hit Rescue Me. And as Parade.com's Jeanne Wolf found, Leary seems to channel Don Rickles as he shows no mercy to himself or his Ice Age co-star Ray Romano.

Facing up to Romano envy.
"I hate Ray because he's so much richer and more famous than I will ever be, and, quite frankly, way less talented. OK, he's won a couple of Emmys. But as far as I know, all he does now is play golf. I think he's supposed to be in some new cable series. But, from what I hear, he's in like one scene every four weeks or something."

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Rescue Me the movie.
"They've been talking about that. I just was out in L.A. a couple of weeks ago and they were bringing it up. I don't know, man. I'm not into that. I don't want to see a Sopranos movie. This is just me. I like to think the end is where it was on TV as opposed to becoming a movie. I said, 'What if we did a movie and they're not firefighters. It's a zombie movie.' And they were like, 'What?' I went, 'It could work like Shaun of the Dead in a firehouse.'"

He's still hoping he won't make it to the end of the series.
"I've been pitching Tommy dying for three years because I just think it would be so outrageous, as a plot twist. And what better show to do it? It doesn't mean he's gone. He could come back as a ghost. The first time I brought that up you would've thought, I swear to God, they were going to drop dead themselves. At that moment, they probably called Willem Defoe to find out if he would replace me. Fortunately, I guess he said 'no.'"

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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel post

July 3rd - Justin leaving a medical building.

Later on in the night, amidst rumors of trouble in their relationship, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were seen leaving Magnolia restaurant.

July 4th - Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel put on a united front and go grocery shopping together on Independence Day (Saturday, July 4th).The couple made a stop at Whole Foods in Brentwood, Calif., where they picked up supplies, presumably for an ID4 barbecue.Justin, 28, and Jessica, 27, carried their groceries in eco-friendly recyclable bags and loaded up their car themselves.

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EXCLUSIVE: Michael Jackson Planned Duet in London With Son Prince

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Michael Jackson was set to perform a duet with son Prince, 12, during his upcoming sold-out London concerts, the singer's former publicist reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

"He was planning on doing a short duet with his son, Prince," Stuart Backerman tells Us. "He knew his kids would enjoy it."

"He wanted his kids to see him perform at least once to get the vibe of the Michael Jackson mania," says Backerman of Jackson, who hadn't hit the stage since a series of 2001 tribute concerts in NYC.

Jackson – who died at age 50 after suffering cardiac arrest June 25 -- named his mother Katherine as guardian of his three children – Prince, 12, Paris, 11, and Blanket, 7 and "intentionally" omitted Debbie Rowe, the children's biological mother, from his will. (The new Us Weekly breaks the news that the children's biological father is Arnold Klein, Jackson's L.A.-based dermatologist and Rowe's former boss.) If Katherine died before him or couldn't serve as guardian, Jackson nominated Diana Ross, according to his will.

Despite their father's passing, Jackson's kids "are happy," Jackson patriarch Joe said at a press conference Monday, adding that they're with "other young ones in the Jackson family.... They were never around other kids."


The Gaslight Anthem Covers Kelly Clarkson's "I Do Not Hook Up", Perform On Live Lounge

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The Gaslight Anthem came into the BBC Live Lounge and performed their new single The '59 Sound and a cover of Kelly Clarkson's "I Do Not Hook Up".

Cover of Kelly Clarkson's "I Do Not Hook Up":

A song of their own...."The '59 Sound":

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In the interview (which you can listen to here if BBC streams in your area) they talked about their musical influence and pal, Bruce Springsteen - apparently "he's like your dad but cooler!".

They told Jo (the host) why performing at Glastonbury is so important to them - essentially it's "because it's legendary and a big deal in America". They planned on doing it properly too - camping out in the fields with all the punters to have the complete Glasto experience.

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Harry Potter star 'had swine flu'

Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint is recovering from a "mild bout" of swine flu, his publicist has said.

Grint, who plays Ron Weasley, took a few days off filming but has now returned to the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. And he is well enough to attend the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in London on Tuesday. "He has now recovered and is looking forward to joining his fellow cast members," his publicist said.


She said that Grint's doctor had confirmed the 20-year-old actor had recovered and was no longer contagious or at risk of infecting others. "Other scenes were shot in his absence which did not require his involvement and thus filming was not disrupted," she added. Grint has starred in all the Harry Potter films as well as British comedy film Thunderpants and the comedy drama Driving Lessons with Julie Walters. He is currently filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling's final book about the teenage wizard and his friends.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is released in the UK on 15 July.


Hilary Duff's Indie Makeover

n 2003, Hilary Duff was the preeminent teen queen; "Lizzie McGuire", her hit show on Disney, was still going strong, and her leap to the silver screen was also successful, with The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Agent Cody Banks, and Cheaper by the Dozen raking
in a combined $229,287,329. On top of her acting success, Duff's debut album Metamorphosis was the eighth best selling album of the year with 2.6 million copies sold nationwide (it would go on to be certified 4x Platinum by 2004). Now an adult, Duff has survived the perils of teenage celebrity (witness the meltdown of one-time rival Lindsay Lohan to fully grasp the dangers of youth, money, and fame) sans DUIs, sex tapes, or nude photo scandals. However, her teen queen roles have begun to dry up; 2006's Material Girls, in which she co-starred with her sister Haylie, made just over $11 million, and her third album Dignity, though well-reviewed, vastly undersold her first two. At this point, many expected Duff to fade into obscurity like so many child stars before her.

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Magneto & Xavier.
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Comic book creator unhappy his character is a gar.

Rob Liefeld isn’t happy about the latest plot development involving Shatterstar, the Marvel superhero he introduced 18 years ago.

Last week’s X-Factor #45 ended years of speculation, and in-story hints, about the relationship between Shatterstar and Rictor by showing the former X-Force teammates — both C-list players in the X-Men universe — reuniting with a kiss.

On his blog, X-Factor writer Peter David assured fans the development “isn’t a fake out.”

Liefeld, however, wishes otherwise.

“… I have nothing against gays, I have gay family, nuthin’ but love here,” he wrote on his message board (registration required). “Ditto gay characters if that’s what their true origins are.

“As the guy that created, designed and wrote his first dozen appearances, Shatterstar is not gay. Sorry. Can’t wait to someday undo this. Seems totally contrived.”

Created by Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza, Shatterstar debuted in New Mutants #99 (March 1991) before becoming a fixture of X-Force when the series launched a few months later.

Like Cable before him, Shatterstar was the quintessential early-’90s Marvel — and Liefeld — superhero. Wearing shoulder pads and countless pouches and wielding an oversized sword, Shatterstar was a genetically engineered warrior from another dimension. With a flowing rattail.

He initially was depicted as asexual, and struggling to understand human behavior. What he wasn’t, Liefeld insists, is gay.

When a forum member pointed out that other writers continued to flesh out the character after Liefeld left Marvel — some even dropped apparent clues about his sexuality and his relationship with Rictor — Liefeld responded: “Your opinion doesn’t change the fact that it sucks and it’s not a positive move in most fans’ eyes. And it’s all well and fine that you don’t respect a creator’s wishes or intent. I’m different like that.”

Later he added, “Shatterstar is akin to Maximus in Gladiator. He’s a warrior, a Spartan, and not a gay one.”


Peter David has responded in the comments section of the article.

More Blind Items Revealed

I posted some of the older ones first and the really good ones are towards the end.

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**July 4th: This A+ list Academy Award winner/nominee actress spent some two weeks ago at a Veteran's hospital. She did so quietly and without publicity. She spent time with every patient she could and when she left, she gave them all gift bags which included a $1000 gift certificate to Best Buy.
Angelina Jolie

**July 4th: This A+ list Academy Award winner/nominee actor also spent time with the troops at the same hospital. He didn't being gift bags but did stay for many hours and visited with everyone there and shared stories and listened and also didn't want any publicity for being there.
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Strong Sales Continue for Michael Jackson Albums

Michael Jackson’s run on the charts is not over. Billboard reported that more than 110,000 copies of his albums were sold on Monday and Tuesday, the first two days of the sales week for music retailers. That puts him in a position to again dominate the catalog sales chart next week. Based on early data from stores, the most popular title was “Thriller,” with 44,000 copies sold in the United States, followed by “The Essential Michael Jackson” and “Number Ones.” Those albums, in the reverse order, were Mr. Jackson’s most popular last week, when he sold a total of 422,000 albums and 2.3 million single tracks online, breaking several records. Because all of Mr. Jackson’s albums are at least 18 months old, however, they do not qualify for the Billboard 200, the magazine’s standard albums chart.


Stars Who Stole Their Style From Other Celebs

We're not sure we believe the Internet buzz that Angelina Jolie is fuming because Megan Fox has stolen her look. But we wouldn't blame Angie for being pissed at the rumors that Megan might be playing the title role -- the one Jolie made famous -- in the next Lara Croft movie (Megan has denied the story).

Still, we can't help but notice the resemblance between the two actresses, from the flowing raven-colored hair to the shoulder-blade tats. Coincidence? We'll let you be the judge. And while you're pondering the Fox vs. Jolie smackdown, take a look at these other celebs who've "borrowed" style tips from their idols.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Infamous record label owner Allen Klein, who played a key role in the demise of the Beatles and also nabbed control of some of the Rolling Stones' best-known songs, died in New York on Saturday after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, a spokesman said. He was 77.

During a career spanning more than 50 years, the New Jersey-born accountant enjoyed a reputation as a savvy gangster-like figure. His ruthless business practices were reviled by many, but he also earned grudging respect for bullying labels into giving rich deals to his clients.

"Don't talk to me about ethics," he told Playboy magazine in 1971. "Every man makes his own. It's like a war. You choose your side early and from then on, you're being shot at. The man you beat is likely to call you unethical. So what?"

It did not hurt his reputation when he was sentenced to two months in prison in 1979 for tax evasion.

He once said John Lennon hired him to protect his interest in the Beatles because he and wife Yoko Ono wanted "a real shark -- someone to keep the other sharks away."

Its assets include recordings by the Rolling Stones, the Animals, Herman's Hermits, Bobby Womack, the Kinks, Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell and many others.

In addition to his children and wife, Klein is survived by his longtime girlfriend Iris Keitel, an ABKCO executive. His funeral will take place in New York on Tuesday.


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Brendon Urie Covers Sublime's "Boss D.J."

Brendon Urie of Panic at the Disco's impromptu acoustic cover of Sublime's "Boss D.J".

His voice is a bit shaky at times and you have to go through 48 seconds of talking and giggling before the singing starts. From the baby gear that's in the background of the video I assume this was done at Pete Wentz's house. Brendon Urie seems to have been collaborating with Pete Wentz on a lot of things lately also.

ETA: It looks like it's from June 20th and is from a jam session which also included Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, Pete Wentz and Spencer Smith from Panic at the Disco.


Thor casting news.

Exclusive: Jessica Biel In Talks To Join 'Thor'
Written by Jason Nicholl
Wednesday, 01 July 2009 04:13

Our sources, from deep within, have once again exclusively told NukeTheFridge.com a nice little tidbit involving the casting of an upcoming Marvel movie. According to our source, Jessica Biel is in talks about joining the cast of "Thor."

Reportedly if cast, Biel will play the love interest of "Thor." The most probable love interest for "Thor" would more than likely be "Jane Foster," a nurse and girlfriend of "Thor" alter ego Donald Blake. But the problem is that our source was not sure of the character's name, but seemed to believe it was the same female character from the animated "Hulk vs Thor." If that is the case, since "Jane Foster" was not in the animated movie, Biel is more than likely playing either "Amora, The Enchantress" or "Sif." Those characters did appear in "Hulk vs Thor." "The Enchantress" is a powerful sorceress who seeks to make Thor fall in love with her. When Thor rejects her for "Sif," an Asgardian warrior whom Thor falls in love with, "The Enchantress" helps Loki in his plot against Thor.

Considering that all rumors say that the first "Thor" movie, directed by Kenneth Branagh, is dealing with the title character's time in Asgard and will not feature Donald Blake at all, or not until the very climax of the film, it is more likely that Biel would be either "Sif" or "The Enchantress." Personally, I think she would make a great Enchantress. What do you think?

Stay tuned for more confirmation on the possible casting of Jessica Biel, and exactly what character she will play in "Thor."


idgaf. I'm mostly excited for Tom Hiddleston as Loki, cos he's a genius. great casting imo. Kenneth Branagh's a grrrreat choice for this film imo. i dont really like biel as well. tho she really is pretty

Mischa Barton prefers kissing girls on-screen

Actress Mischa Barton has revealed that she finds it easier to lock lips with girls than the opposite sex while filming. The former O.C star, best known for her role as Marissa Cooper in the television series, said that she found kissing guys more "tense".

"It's so much easier to kiss a girl. You're so much more relaxed filming than you are doing a guy and girl scene. You can relax and have a laugh about it, whereas if it's a man you have to kiss, the whole thing's a bit tense,"
Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

The 23-year-old further said that she was yet to understand how she kept landing roles that included lesbian scenes. She said: "I don''t know why that keeps happening to me, but my scripts have a lot of girl-on-girl kissing. But if it''s part of my character, that doesn't really annoy me.”

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This music video was shot for Sour's 'Hibi no Neiro' (Tone of everyday) from their first mini album 'Water Flavor EP'. The cast were selected from the actual Sour fan base, from many countries around the world. Each person and scene was filmed purely via webcam.

Director: Masashi Kawamura + Hal Kirkland + Magico Nakamura + Masayoshi Nakamura

SOUR official site: http://sour-web.com

2009 Neutral Nine Records


I don't really know the band but I love the video.




Madonna tries to convince Demi & Ashton to adopt from Malawi

Ever since Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher got together, there have been rumors about pregnancies and adoptions. Personally, I think Demi and Aston would like to have a child together, but it’s not their top priority. Ashton seems more than happy being a step-dad to Demi and Bruce Willis’s three daughters, and he and Demi seem to have a stronger marriage than most Hollywood couples. But In Touch Weekly is trying to reignite those old adoptions rumors anew - this time with a dash of Madonna! Madonna and Demi are pretty tight - I think Demi got Madonna into Kabbalah, or vice versa, and they’ve worked together on a couple of projects. They seem to be professional friends - not gossipy BFFs, but they show up to support each other’s projects.

Anyway, In Touch is claiming that Madonna is trying to convince Demi and Ashton to adopt… from Malawi. Because Madonna had no problems there, right? According to a source, Demi and Ashton are seriously considering it:

Demi Moore and her husband Aston Kutcher may really have something to Tweet about soon - a baby! After years of trying to conceive, Demi and Ashton are now considering adoption, and their good pal Madonna has been encouraging them to follow her lead and go to Malawi, where her children David and Mercy are from.

“Madonna has apparently been trying to get Demi and Ashton to adopt ever since her son David. She has been very enthusiastic about it,” the couple’s friend reveals.

“They weren’t ready back then, but now they’re moving in that direction.”

Demi, 46, has raised three daughters with ex-husband Bruce Willis, but Aston, 31, has been a very involved step dad.

“There is not a human being I could love more than those girls and their mom,” Ashton has said. “If I had a daughter that was of my blood, I wouldn’t love that child any more.”

[From In Touch Weekly, print edition, July 13 2009]


Kayne/Gaga Tour dates and Gaga explains why she loves her fans

Lady Gaga hates stupid questions.  But sometimes when you persist on asking her stupid questions, she'll talk about masturbation hit you with answers like this:

Source: LADYGAGAFANS on Youtube

Thanks to a very reliable source we now have the Lady Gaga and Kanye West Fall tour dates! Lady-Gaga.net is the first and only site to present these to you, the fans. Check the dates after the jump.

Oct 04, 2009 HSBC Arena Buffalo, New York
Oct 07, 2009 TD Banknorth Garden Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 10, 2009 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore, Maryland
Oct 11, 2009 Wachovia Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 13, 2009 Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul, Minnesota
Oct 15, 2009 Madison Square Garden Arena New York, New York
Oct 16, 2009 Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, New York
Oct 17, 2009 IZOD Center East Rutherford, New Jersey
Oct 28, 2009 Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, Ohio
Oct 29, 2009 Verizon Center Washington, District of Columbia
Oct 31, 2009 Palace Of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, Michigan
Oct 31, 2009 Palace Of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, Michigan
Nov 02, 2009 United Center Chicago, Illinois
Nov 05, 2009 Toyota Center Houston, Texas
Nov 07, 2009 New Orleans Arena New Orleans, Louisiana
Nov 08, 2009 American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas
Nov 10, 2009 US Airways Center Phoenix, Arizona
Nov 11, 2009 Cox Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego, California
Nov 13, 2009 Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, Nevada
Nov 14, 2009 Honda Center Anaheim, California
Nov 16, 2009 Staples Center Los Angeles, California
Nov 18, 2009 Save Mart Center Fresno, California
Nov 20, 2009 ARCO Arena Sacremento, California
Nov 21, 2009 HP Pavilion At San Jose San Jose, California
Nov 22, 2009 HP Pavilion At San Jose San Jose, California
Dec 02, 2009 Pepsi Center Denver, Colorado
Dec 03, 2009 Tingley Coliseum Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dec 03, 2009 Tingley Coliseum Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dec 05, 2009 Sprint Center Kansas City, Missouri
Dec 06, 2009 Scottrade Center Saint Louis, Missouri
Dec 09, 2009 Bank Atlantic Ampitheater FT Lauderdale, Florida
Dec 11, 2009 Philips Arena Atlanta, Georgia
Dec 12, 2009 Greensboro Coliseum Complex Greensburo, North Carolina
Dec 13, 2009 Norfolk Scope Arena Norfolk, Virginia
Dec 15, 2009 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, Connecticut

Source: www.lady-gaga.net

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz "So Excited" About 'Melrose Place'

Come this fall, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz will make her way back to the small screen for a new full-time gig on the CW's new "Melrose Place." The series, based on the drama-filled original from the '90s, which starred Heather Locklear, Marcia Cross and Kelly Rutherford of "Gossip Girl," promises to be just as scandalous as the original.

"I play the girl that's straight-off-the-bus. It's fun," Simpson-Wentz told MTV News about her character, the seemingly naive Violet Foster. "It's exciting because we don't get to see the next episode. We don't get to read the scripts until we're actually about to shoot it, and everyone is dying to know what's going to happen to their characters, so it's fun. It'll be exciting to play that arc. ... It's got good drama."

And with rumors that a dead body is already involved in the plotline of the first episode, it's a far cry from Simpson-Wentz's other TV series. "For me, I started off doing '7th Heaven.' I went on to do my music career so now I'm really, really thrilled [to be back on TV]. This is what I wanted to do and this is such a great show. I'm so excited about the show."

Recently, Simpson-Wentz made a cameo on "CSI" alongside her hubby, Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz. But don't expect to see him on the show anytime soon. "He hangs with me, but we don't read lines," she laughed. "I'm sure he would if I asked him to. I don't know about [him making a cameo]!"


VH1 picks up 3 new reality shows

VH1 is tossing a dash of “Pepa” and a helping of “Chilli” into its series pot.

Cabler announced Monday that it has picked up three new series, including projects starring Salt-N-Pepa’s Sandra “Pepa” Denton and TLC’s Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas. The third will feature “I Love Money”/”I Love NY” participant Frank “the Entertainer” Moresco, who will topline his own show.

VH1 has also picked up a seventh edition of “Celebrity Fit Club” and a second edition of “Sober House With Dr. Drew.”

The Pepa project, still untitled, will follow the hip-hop alum as she looks for love after four years of a “self-imposed romantic and sexual dormancy.”

Cabler has ordered eight half-hour episodes of the series, which comes from Left/Right Inc. exec producers Banks Tarver and Ken Druckerman, as well as VH1’s Shelly Tatro, Danielle Gelfand, Kari McFarland and Jeff Olde.

The also-untitled Chilli project will follow the singer as she enlists the help of relationships expert Tionna Smalls to find love.

Net has picked up eight half-hour segs of the series, which comes from FremantleMedia North America. Larry Barron, Kevin Williams, Bill Diggins and Chilli exec produce with VH1’s Jim Ackerman, Dave Hamilton and Olde.

As for “The Entertainer,” show centers on Moresco as he also looks for love -- and an incentive to move out of his parents’ basement.

VH1 has ordered 10 one-hour episodes of “The Entertainer of Love,” which comes from 51 Minds and exec producers Cris Abrego, Mark Cronin and Ben Samek. VH1’s Jill Holmes, Kristen Kelly and Olde also exec produce.

Pickups follow other recent series orders for Jessica Simpson’s “The Price of Beauty,” the Fantasia Barrino starrer “Fantasia,” “The OCD Project” and “The Aspen Project.”

Cabler averaged 771,000 total viewers (up 12% vs. last year) and 490,000 adults 18-49 (up 11%) in primetime in the second quarter of 2009.