July 6th, 2009

The Veronicas in Detroit, MI on July 4th

The Veronicas did a free concert at this years Comerica Cityfest in Detroit, MI (the Cityfest is 5 days of music, food and fun at New Center). Their concert was amazing and had tons of fans there. Concert photos and videos are included after the cut. Unfortunately (and surprisingly) they did not come out to meet any of their fans. We waited for more than an hour for them and were asked to leave the premises. So we decided to go around to where their tour bus was and the security guard told us they were in their PJ's and sleeping. Funny thing is they were twittering halfway though the night. Wish us luck that we meet them on July 12th in Grand Rapids and hopefully get a ONTD fan sign!

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Source: My friend with a bike (Just kidding - source is me!)
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'Jennifer's Body' RED BAND TRAILER!

A message from director Karyn Kusama, writer Diablo Cody, and producer Jason Reitman:

"Fox is putting a trailer of Jennifer's Body in front of Bruno this Friday. Great, right? Only problem is it's not our trailer. It's kind of a straight horror preview and while we're sure it'll appeal to many of you, we wanted to make sure you guys got to see our cut... Lets call it the "filmmaker's cut". We think it captures the comedy and scares of the horror films we grew up on - a kind of nostalgia for when horror films were fun. Can't wait to show you the whole film... In the meantime, here's the red band trailer we wanted our fans to see."

- Karyn, Diablo, and Jason

Source: ShockTillYouDrop.com


ETA: Finally, an embeddable trailer, via Brightcove.com

NGL, I am excited. Looks like a throwback to the fun horror movies of the 80s.

Steve McNair's Home For Sale @ $3m

This is the current home of former Titans quarterback Steve McNair. The home is located in the Green Hills area of Nashville, TN 37215. Steve McNair's home was originally listed for sale on April 11th, 2009 for $3,800,000, but is currently for sale for $2,999,990. The property is a renovated 14,263 square foot masterpiece in the heart of one of Nashville's most affluent urban neighborhoods.

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New All Time Low Video -- "Weightless" -- Featuring Pete Wentz and Mark Hoppus

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"Weightless" is a song by the pop punk band All Time Low (http://www.myspace.com/alltimelow).

It is the first single from their upcoming studio album Nothing Personal, which will be available on July 7, 2009. The single will be released in the UK on 3 August 2009.

The music video debuted on July 6, 2009.......the day before the album release. Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz and Blink-182's Mark Hoppus both make an appearance (see below).

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Exclusive: Michael Jackson’s last-minute bid to fight ‘extraordinary stress’ by changing contract

Exclusive: Michael Jackson’s last-minute bid to fight ‘extraordinary stress’ by altering London contract
Posted July 6, 2009 • 9:44 a.m.

Just 48 hours before his death, Michael Jackson was “in a high state of stress and emotional drama, fearing that he would never be able to complete the 50-concert run in London, and it would kill him.” That’s the inside word from one of the closest business friend’s of the late King of Pop who he turned to often when problems were at their darkest.

I am sworn to never release his identity. The night that the rehearsals were filmed and recorded at the Staples Center in L.A., Michael returned home “exhausted, highly strung, stressed and sweating profusely.”

Michael reportedly said: “We did it, but we can’t go on. I’ll never make all 50. It will kill me.”

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He gives his Draco baddie-brooding face, he promises he's friendly in real life, his hair is frighteningly brights, mentions how HBP finished filming last year, and that DH is split into two and that they just started filming. Sits there looking pretty the whole time... Says they've all got good bonds with each other. He was a late fan of HP, while most of the cast and crew were big fans from the start. Said he read HP in like 12 hours (something we have in common, sadly). Talks about Rupert and his swine flu. GMTV is having different members of the cast on all week, I believe. Mentions the fact that he's a musician as well.

source: feltbeats.com and youtube.com/gmtv
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Ryan Ross & Jon Walker Leave Panic(!) At The Disco

To Whom It May Concern…
July 6th, 2009

Ryan Ross and Jon Walker will be leaving Panic at the Disco to embark on a musical excursion of their own. Though the four of us have made music together in the past, we’ve creatively evolved in different directions which has compromised what each of us want to personally achieve. Over the years, we have remained close and honest with each other, which helped us to realize that our goals were different and that parting ways is truly what is best for each of us. We are all excited for the future, you should be too.

-Ryan & Jon

Stay posted to the Panic site for updates on Ryan and Jon’s new project, as well as a message from Brendon and Spencer who will continue on as Panic At The Disco. All touring and album plans for Panic will continue as previously announced.


I can already hear the cries of the fangirls.
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Judge Removes Mom From Control of Michael Jackson's Estate

The keys to Michael Jackson's kingdom have just been ripped from his mother's hands.
Over the objections of Katherine Jackson, a Los Angeles probate judge today ruled that Michael Jackson's 2002 will is indeed valid and that, per the King of Pop's wishes, attorney John Branca and veteran music executive John McClain, executors of his estate.

Lawyers for Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, wanted Judge Mitchell Beckloff to delay the decision. One of her lawyers, John Schreiber, argued "there is concern over handing over the keys to the kingdom so quickly."
Her attorneys also suggested that because McClain suffered from a disability, he was unfit to make decisions on Michael's estate, which is estimated to be worth more than $500 million.
But Beckloff refused, telling Schreiber "someone needs to be at the helm of the ship."
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Toni Collette interview on Rove

Best Australian Actress on Rove

- Talking about having a baby.
- Americans saying Tara the way British pronounce Terror - "TERROR, come here!"
- Buck thinks he got his dick blown off in 'Nam.
- Toni schooling Rove on the difference between "TV" and "Showtime"
- Being such a good actor as a child that she got her appendix removed.

Source: YouTube

God Bless Australia for giving shit like this!

The real-life romance of Twilight stars Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson is in turmoil after she told to a friend she believes she is pregnant with the actors child

The actress, who discovered she could be expecting last week, was so worried someone would discover her secret she sent a close pal to buy a pregnancy test kit.

"Kristen asked one of her friends to buy the test because she was worried about someone seeing her at the drug store," an insider reveals exclusively to NW. "She's very nervous about the whole situation."

The couple, who haven't even gone public with their romance yet, are now facing the toughest challenge to their relationship as they struggle with the news they could be parents.

Kristen first started to suspect she might be expecting when she realized she hadn't had her period.

"When she worked out she was late, she obviously started to thinking that she could be pregnant" says a pal. "And because of the timing, she thinks Rob could be the father."

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Controversy over Brüno's original ending

Though Brüno won’t hit theaters until July 11, the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy has already prompted extensive debate about whether it’s well-intended satire or a joke that’s poised to blow up in the face of the gay community. As polarizing as the movie has already turned out to be, Movieline has learned that the original cut of the film featured an ending that doubtlessly would have been even more controversial.

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Jennifer Aniston lives out my fantasies and gets handcuffed to Gerard Butler

Jennifer Aniston hangs her handcuffed hand out of an Oldsmobile Delta 88 car while costar Gerard Butler is in the driver’s seat on the set of their new movie Bounty in Far Rockaway, NY on Monday morning (July 6).

Can’t wait to see this scene! Does she cuff Gerry? Does Gerry cuff Jen?

Other pictures include Gerry spending time with friends at Sunset Beach on Shelter Island, Long Island, during the Fouth of July holiday weekend.

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Probably in the minority here, but Jen and Gerry look adorable together in the car pics.

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It's a rainy morning on the outskirts of Paris, the sky as grey as the puddles of mud churned up outside a nondescript warehouse; but, inside, something magical is happening. Walk along several dark and grimy corridors, and suddenly you see a room inside a room – like a Chinese box or a conjuring trick – where light streams out of the windows into the cavernous gloom. Navigate a path through the cameramen and film crew, and you find yourself within the inner sanctum of Coco Chanel.

Or at least that's what it looks like on the set of Anne Fontaine's film, Coco Avant Chanel, where an eerily accurate version of the designer's famous couture salon has been recreated down to the last detail, with a vase of white peonies on the glass-topped table, and the gleam of crystal chandeliers reflected in the mirrored walls. An etiolated model glides across the room, wearing a silvery-grey ankle-length gown; another stalks past in an exquisite pale gold sequinned dress; and more costumes hang from a gilt clothes rail, swathed in white silk shrouds, like gossamer ghosts. And then you see her, Audrey Tautou, the star of the film; a tiny gamine, eyes as dark as her black bobbed hair, mouth slightly down-turned in a moue of disapproval, scissors in one hand, a cigarette in the other. 'Astonishing,' says a curator from the Chanel archive, who is working on the set today – part guardian to the precious vintage pieces that have been borrowed for the filming, and part adviser on period detail. 'It's like seeing Mademoiselle Chanel in the flesh.'
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Aww I love Jackie Chan.

On July 3rd, Jackie brought four of his New Seven Little Fortunes to an interview in China promoting the film Looking for Jackie. He spoke to the host about his commitment to young people and discussed his reasons for participating in the film: to help promote Chinese culture to a generation of children who, he says, are forgetting their own roots and history. He has a strong desire to help the children of China remember where they came from and to encourage them to preserve their culture. Jackie agreed to help promote the movie and has taken no fees for any of his work on this film.

Last year Jackie hosted a competition in China with the idea of finding new talent. The competition, called "The Disciple" drew a huge response from all over the world and was tremendously popular in China. After the competition ended, Jackie stayed true to his word and in the past year has supported the winners and runners-up by having them accompany him on charity trips, press events, concerts, and film sets. Having them participate in the promotion of Looking for Jackie is another way to teach them by example. Rather than give lectures, Jackie has chosen to immerse them in the entertainment industry and let them learn naturally by observation.

This post is brought to you by yummy Jackie Chan.


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Singer Chris Brown may have scared off some women by beating up his ex, Rihanna, but Kanye West's on-and-off girlfriend, Amber Rose, apparently isn't one of them.

Brown and Rose locked lips at the July 4 White Party thrown by Sean (Diddy) Combs and Ashton Kutcher in Beverly Hills, spies tell the Daily News.

Brown, 20, arrived at the party with singer Teyana Taylor, an 18-year-old Rihanna look-alike, but is said to have hooked up quickly with Rose.

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Home and Away actress loves the strippers.

JUST when she thought it could not get any worse Channel 7 starlet Jodi Gordon's career has gone into free fall following allegations she paid for private lap dances with female strippers in a Kings Cross nightclub.

First she was found cowering in a bikie's bedroom with non-existent gunmen in the backyard, which prompted the end of her two-year relationship with media mogul boyfriend, Ryan Stokes.

Now the Home And Away star is embroiled in a string of fresh allegations, including that she was "off her face" in a Kings Cross strip club, understood to be Bada Bing, where she paid for "private dances" by female strippers.

Seven are standing behind their star, who has taken a two-week break from filming Home and Away.

Woman's Day magazine today publishes the lengthy and wide-ranging investigation into Gordon's recent behaviour.

The Daily Telegraph can also reveal soapie insiders have confirmed to the magazine that Gordon is leaving the show - imminently - to pursue a career in the US.

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ETA the best pole dance routine EVER!


Miley Cyrus Covers ‘Elle’ August 2009

Miley Cyrus isn’t a kid anymore, taking the August 2009 cover of Elle. Here’s what the 16-year-old Hannah Montana star opens up about:

On her new clothing line with Max Azria for Wal-Mart: “The jeans are my favorite part of the entire line. Because, like, literally this is going to be good for, like, Middle America, and it will be great for kids that really want to be in fashion but that don’t have it available.”

On the difficulties of being a teen star and why she’s friends with other young performers: “It’s hard for all of us. There are so many people that could be using you. So me and Nick [Jonas] and Demi [Lovato], we don’t need anything from each other. We got our own thing going on.”

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Debbie Rowe Changes Her Mind; Won't Attend Memorial

An attorney for Debbie Rowe says Michael Jackson's ex has changed her mind about attending the singer's memorial in Los Angeles Tuesday.

Rowe had originally planned to attend Tuesday's service at Staples Center, Marc Schaffel, a former Jackson business associate, said on ABC's Good Morning America Monday.

But Rowe's attorney Marta Almli now says, "The onslaught of media attention has made it clear her attendance would be an unnecessary distraction to an event that should focus exclusively on Michael's legacy. Debbie will continue to celebrate Michael's memory privately."

Rowe, mother to Prince, 12, and Paris, 11. (The mother of Jackson's third child, Blanket, 7, is unknown.) Last week, Rowe's attorney told Usmagazine.com she "has not reached a final decision concerning the custody proceedings."

A guardianship hearing scheduled for today has been postponed until July 13 at the request of attorneys for Rowe and Katherine Jackson, who remains their temporary legal guardian.


Britney leaving/returning to hotel & Kevin out with JJ and SP

July 05 - Britney leaves her hotel heading to her concert in Paris, France

Enjoying some international flavor courtesy of his ex-wife Britney Spears, Kevin Ferderline was spotted with his sons Jayden James and Sean Preston over the weekend in Paris.

Joined by his girlfriend Victoria Prince, the wannabe rapper showed his boys around the City of Lights while their mommy was occupied with her Circus World Tour.

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Sera Gamble spoils season 5 of Supernatural, gets fangirls excited while doing so.

Sera Gamble is a writer and supervising producer for The CW series, Supernatural. Previously, she wrote for the brief but critically well-received ABC series, Eyes. She also writes fiction and essays, and runs her own blog, VeryHotJews.com, co-written by Simon Glickman. Gamble is also currently serving as scriptwriter for the movie adaptation of the OEL manga series Miki Falls, and has been attached to Showtime's in-development sci-fi drama, Syns. With the conclusion of what many consider Supernatural's most powerful season yet, and in anticipation of the series' fifth (and possibly last) season, we asked Sera if she would be willing to answer some questions and she kindly agreed; the interview was done via email and contains fifth season spoilers aplenty.



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TBH I am not a huge Sera Gamble fan, but I'm not even gonna lie, I squeaked a few times while reading this.


ETA: You guys! Look at this PRECIOUS video of Jensen onstage singing with Christian Kane a few nights ago.

Jensen gets his inner rockstar on several times...
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A New Jason Statham Role? YES PLEASE

Jason Statham Hunts a Serial Killer in 'Blitz'

Jason Statham will play a homophobic sociopath...that you can root for! The star of the Crank movies is lining up Blitz, according to Crime Spree Cinema, an adaptation of the Ken Bruen novel of the same name.

Statham is headlining the cast as Brant, a cop on the trail of a serial killer targeting police officers in different precincts around London. Part of the tension comes from Brant's department being on the ropes for a variety of reasons and being flung into the heart of the serial killer case.

The title of the book and the film refers to the nickname given to the killer by the fully fanged London media. I suppose, in a way, this could be a little like that abomination of a crime movie/societal critique called 15 Minutes with Robert De Niro and Edward Burns, but let's hope it's only a little like it.

Author Ken Bruen is thrilled to have Statham on board, saying, "I think Jason Statham will really step up to the plate for Brant. He's been looking for a part to make his own and I think this is it."

Paddy Considine is also in talks to co-star, portraying Brant's openly gay partner, naturally. Otherwise, what's the point of having a homophobic cop?


Umm...YES YES YES.  I love Jason and everything he does, so of course I will be there opening day.  I also hope Gerard Butler is there because come on, I need more fodder for my fanfic. BRB, jumping up and down like a giddy schoolgirl.
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I dunno if this has been posted...

Looks like AJ Michalka ( 'Aly and AJ', Disney Channel) and Hunter Parrish (Weeds) are dating...

Caption: Went mini golfing with the coolest group of guys :)...Can you spot my fav one? Hehe Xo AJ

They have a bunch of tweets back and forth but I don't feel like posting them so just go to their Twitters and get your creep on.
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HP POST (Press Conference vid, LA Times interview, Rob Knox); Ginny Haters, take a deep breath.

Dan talks about Dumbledore and H/G; Emma talks about the film... in general.

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White Ribbons for Knox

In May of last year, Potter actor Robert Knox (who played Marcus Belby in the films) was tragically stabbed to death on the streets of London.

Today the BBC reports that Potter cast and crew will be wearing white ribbons around their wrists to honor Rob at tomorrow's Half-Blood Prince premiere in the UK. Their story is accompanied by quotes from several actors who comment on his death:

Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the teenage wizard in the film, said Knox's death had hit all of the cast.

He said: "I won't pretend I knew him incredibly well, or was his best friend on set, but I knew him and liked him, and what happened to him was obviously tragic and awful."

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Kendra Wilkinson Plans To Be Strict Christian Mother

Now that Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett are officially husband and wife the reality show duo is focusing on the next important phase - parenthood.

While Hugh Hefner’s 23-year-old former flame has led a pretty wild life (besides being Hugh Hefner's girlfriend, the number of times she's revealed her assets in public is well into the double digits), and said earlier this year that Baskett was helping her find God for the first time, she is determined to be a strict religious mama.

"Our child will definitely be Christian," Wilkinson told Tarts last week, with Basket adding that they are going to be "very strict" yet still "spoil" their young ones at appropriate times.

"But they are going to have to earn it, we're not just going to hand it to them. Most importantly, they have to keep good grades because school comes first and then everything else after that," he explained. "Being a father is something I've always wanted and something Kendra and I have talked about from the time we met, we're just truly excited and truly blessed to be becoming parents very soon. We pretty much fell in love right away and when you ask someone to marry you that means you really want them to be the woman in charge of your family, the person to be your teammate in raising the child."

Although the expecting parents won’t find out until a few weeks what their first born’s gender is, they already have names prepared.

"If it’s a boy Hank the 4th and if it’s a girl Arianna, we love Arianna," Wilkinson enthused. "I’m feeling so good, I’m in my 2nd trimester now at 14 weeks and I’m feeling like a whole new person, I feel great."


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2nd Leg of Jason Mraz Tour Announced!

We are so happy to announce the second leg of Jason's Gratitude Café Tour! We've even extended the tour to include select dates in Canada! Dates can be found below. Fan pre-sale will begin Wednesday July 8th, 2009 at 10AM local time for all shows listed below. Tickets will go on sale to the general public between Friday July 10th, 2009 and Saturday July 11th, 2009. Check your local city for on sale times. All dates will be hosted by Bushwalla.

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Hipster Music Festival Comes Back, Makes You Cringe

Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter Do Brooklyn Pool Parties

For the last few summers, JellyNYC's Pool Parties have been holding it down as arguably New York's funnest free show series (a surprisingly competitive title). Held at Greenpoint's gigantic McCarren Park Pool in the past, the Pool Parties were nearly as notable for their hot-weather activities (dodgeball, a huge slip 'n slide) as for the bands they hosted.

McCarren Park Pool is about to reopen as an actual swimming pool, so this summer, the JellyNYC people have a new location: East River State Park on the Williamsburg Waterfront. They're still calling these shows Pool Parties, though, and the dodgeball and slip 'n slide will make their triumphant returns. UPDATE: the slip 'n slide has been replaced with kiddie pools!

More importantly, the JellyNYC folks have just announced their schedule for this summer, and this thing is a monster. Mission of Burma and Fucked Up and Ponytail and Jemina Pearl from Be Your Own Pet on the same day? The epic Deerhunter/No Age/Dan Deacon round robin tour? Grizzly Bear and Beach House? Dirty Projectors and Magnolia Electric Co.? Girl Talk and Max Tundra and frickin Wiz Khalifa?! All the broke, unemployed people in New York will now have something to do with their Sundays.

Schedule below.

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I basically want to go to all of these and hate living in Virginia right now.


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Queen Chezza's cracking the states news?! WUT?!

From The NY POST:

Last updated: 4:04 am
July 6, 2009
Posted: 3:24 am
July 6, 2009

CHERYL Cole, a judge on Simon Cowell's British series, "X Factor," is the favorite to replace Cowell when he leaves the top-rated show.

Cowell says he's leaving the show, which airs on Britain's ITV, after its next season to focus on the new international TV and entertainment company he's setting up with British business tycoon Sir Philip Green.

Cole, 26, is Cowell's choice to replace him as the show's main face, according to The Daily Mirror's Web site, mirror.co.uk.

Cole is a founding member of the pop group Girls Aloud, which has had 21 Top 10 hits in the UK.

She joined "X Factor" last year as a judge, replacing Sharon Osbourne.

Cole is married to British soccer star Ashley Cole.

"X Factor," which airs on ITV, is the network's top-rated show, regularly averaging 15 million viewers.

Cowell also created "Britain's Got Talent," which spawned NBC's successful US version, "America's Got Talent" (executive-produced by Cowell) and made headlines this spring with the emergence of Internet sensation Susan Boyle.

Osbourne, after leaving "X Factor," remains as a judge on "America's Got Talent."


Now the Post is a pretty shitty paper but it just surprised me that they'd post something Cheryl related when not many ppl know who she is here in the US. MAYBE it really is true she's coming to the States? IDK. I'm still waiting for confirmation. And BTW, while I ADORE Cheryl, she didn't co-find GA, Post. Get your facts straight.

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This is a Jay Brannan post

Jay Brannan (he's best known for getting naked and being in a threesome in John Cameron Mitchell's film Shortbus) releases his new covers CD tomorrow (he covers everyone from Ani Difranco to Bob Dylan) and he's hitting the road again to promote it as well. He just did a new interview where he talks about Facebook, his new album, horror movies, and why he doesn't want tot be the gay community's poster boy.

I snipped a bit for the TL;DR crowd -- I thought this was interesting (though I think he's a bit misguided):

Can you talk about your relationship to the gay community and why you don’t want to be considered a “gay singer-songwriter”?
[Laughs] It’s such a complex topic and one that people get so flared up about. The moment you even mention that you’re not in this "gay religion" -- or whatever people see it as -- they get so upset before they even find out what you’re trying to say. I’m a gay guy. I dealt with that when I was 11, so, I’m kind of over talking about that and having that always be the focus -- more so from gay people than straight people. I just want to believe that we’re in a certain time -- at least in this country or my part of the world, it’s certainly not the same way in Iran or places like that -- but I want to believe that we’re closer to a time where gay people can just be people and don’t have to be defined by their sexuality. The fact that they’re gay doesn’t necessarily mean they like dance music or that they like to party or that they like nightlife or that they work out 24 hours a day or love musicals or wax their bodies or -- there are so many kinds of gay people, just like there are with straight people. And I’d like to just be a musician. Being gay isn’t a part of my career. I like to sleep with men and that’s the end of it. I don’t feel like gay people have been more loyal or treated me any better than anyone else. I just don’t feel that sense of fascination or that bond -- it’s just not there for me. It’s hard to keep that balance because there are a lot of gay people who are interested in things simply because they’re gay. And I realize probably a lot of my audience comes because of that and maybe a lot of my audience actually likes the songs, too. And my shows probably are sixty percent gay men -- and that’s cool, that’s great -- but I don’t care who’s in the audience or just listening -- I don’t look at them as the gay community. A lot of them happen to be gay, some of them aren’t, I just don’t see how that ties people together. I don’t want to be sold in the gay section of a store -- that isn’t fair. Why am I not good enough to be sold with all the other singers? To me that’s like asking black people to sit at the back of the bus. I may be a little bit ahead of the curve but I only get one life and I’m going to live it my way whether or not the rest of the world is ready for that or not.

But you must hear from queer kids who are trapped in -- I don’t know -- Kansas? who say “You’re music really means a lot to me”? Surely the visibility itself is important to some people?
Yeah, sure, that happens a lot. I just have a hard time believing that anyone would look up to me for anything [Laughs]. Even that issue in and of itself -- I don’t see it necessarily as being about being gay. I think that everyone goes through these situations growing up where they’re trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be and who everyone is trying to make them be. Sometimes I explain to them, “You’re having such a hard time now but you’re going to be able to get away and it’s going to be totally different.” And on the flip side, here I am and I used to feel that way and here I am 15 years later and I feel like I’m under so much pressure from gay people to be who they want me to be or who I have to be. It’s flipped -- it’s not the church telling me anymore it’s the quote-unquote gay community. I’m more of a supporter of the individual and people and whatever their sort of individual journeys might be. If I was looking to be the poster boy for anyone I think it would be people that are sad or brokenhearted or angry or something that’s more universal than [being gay]. But this has nothing to do with my ideas on gay rights or civil rights or everyone being treated equally or gay people being able to get married. Gay Pride doesn’t seem to have a lot to do with that. My way is to be myself and not having to brand myself in that way and just moving forward. That’s not the topic of anything I sing about but it’s also something that I don’t hide. If I ever had a boyfriend I’d be happy to walk down the street holding hands with him and I think that makes a much bigger statement than a Gay Pride Parade.

Full interview at THE SOURCE.

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Perez Isn't a Homophobe, Guys, He's Only a Racist!

Perez Hilton Would Rather Be a Racist Than Bad for the Gays    

Perez Hilton called will.i.am "a faggot." Now, in an Advocate profile he desperately wants for you to know that he's not a gay hate-monger. He's just a racist. Some of his best friends are gay people. Best friends like... himself!

Hilton, apparently not content to be the world's leading purveyor of dirty celebrity doodles, is quixotically positioning himself as some sort of gay rights leader. Though, he's going about it all the wrong ways.

In the new profile by Boston-based gaypert Benoit-Denizet Lewis, he vicious and rotund self-ascribed Queen of All Media practically pleads with his interviewer to please accept him as a Righteous Gay. The Advocate story was written and filed before The Incident, but Denizet-Lewis has spoken to Hilton since and added his quotes to the online version of the article. Hilton, never the intellectual high jumper, buried himself even deeper:

"But Perez tells me that, in the heat of the moment that night, he almost chose to use a different word. "I thought about calling him the n word," he says over the phone a week after the incident, "but I thought the f word was even worse. I was so filled with hate at that moment because I was hated on so much, and I reacted in the worst way possible. Then I went on to make a bunch of other mistakes. I shouldn't have made the video. I shouldn't have released so many statements. But what's come out of all of this is that I've learned so much about myself, and I'm in a much better place. I'm actually thankful that it happened. As cheesy as it may sound, I had almost a spiritual moment when I just let all of the anger and worry go and am now filled with peace, happiness, and wisdom."

Aw. Isn't that... vaguely horrifying. In seeking the forgiveness of the gay community (or not forgiveness, I don't think Hilton is concerned with forgiveness, but some weird meta thing somewhere between forgiveness and fear), Hilton decides to have us congratulate him for not saying the racist thing he was thinking. Terrific.

The late edition aside, the Advocate article is a mildly interesting, if not deeply-probing, read. Mostly the bitchy/sad blogger comes across as lonely and pretending, scorned by his one-time media friends and coworkers (like Queerty's Japhy Grant and head Jezebel Anna Holmes), intimidated and childish when trying to meet men. Basically he's any young gay guy with identity problems, only he's crafted a big pink dreadnought of a platform to loudly air his insecurities.

Thank God I don't have such a platform. Oh, wait.

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True Blood spoilers from Korbi TV

"HBO staked us with a "True Blood" rerun last night. No good. But today, I'm answering a few of your "TB" questions to keep you satiated 'til next Sunday..."
- Korbi Ghosh

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"Oh, I keep forgetting to show you guys a photo of the SAG Foundation's "True Blood" event with Stephen Moyer, which I moderated a couple weeks ago. Great guy. Anna Paquin's a lucky girl. He looks hot with a little color in his face, no?"

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Simon Pegg welcomes a daughter

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British Actor Simon Pegg and wife Maureen McCann welcome a baby girl, reports Usmagazine.com.

The Shaun of the Dead star, who is godfather to Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s 5-year-old daughter Apple, has been ready for fatherhood for a while.

"It's the most important thing to me," says Simon. "I'm very excited. I want to be a really good dad, a good influence and a good role model - someone my child can turn to, whatever the hell that means... It's all to do with your attitude and making sure they stay grounded, but making sure they aren't deprived of anything."

The 39-year-old actor, who had his fingers crossed for a daughter, announced his wife's pregnancy back in February when she was five months along.
Simon most recently appeared in the new Star Wars remake.
He and Maureen have been married since July 2005

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Lost Zombie Season might be happening after all...

The exec producer of Ian Somerhalder’s new CW series, The Vampire Diaries, is close friends with Lost exec producer Damon Lindelof. So when he’s not sucking blood in the South, Ian may reappear on the island as Boone. While apartment hunting in Atlanta, where Diaries shoots, with his new on-screen vampire brother Paul Wesley, Ian tells me, “I’ve heard a little bit about what’s happening this season on Lost, and there’s definitely an avenue they’re going down to bring back a lot of us.”

Any crossover [with] Lost would “only help the success of our show…as long as it’s not screwing up production,” Ian says. So what if Boone, Shannon, Charlie and the rest of Lost’s “living dead” turn out to be vampires? “That would not be good,” says the actor, who currently lives around the corner from Maggie Grace (Shannon) in Venice Beach. “There are already enough vampires flying around the airwaves. If we can keep it at True Blood, Twilight and Vampire Diaries, the world will be better off!”

Source: http://www.tvguidemagazine.com/what-the-keck/will-ian-somerhalder-juggle-jobs-1610.html
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Actor Kal Penn starts work as White House liaison

WASHINGTON – Actor Kal Penn started a new job Monday as a liaison between the White House and Asian communities.
The Indian-American actor is taking a break from Hollywood to work as an associate director in the Office of Public Liaison, with a focus on connecting President Barack Obama with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities, as well as arts groups.

Penn had a recurring role on Fox's TV show "House" and starred in several films including "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" and its sequel, "Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay".

Penn, who backed Obama during the campaign, said the new job has nothing to do with his life as an actor.
"I expect to be treated just like any other staff member," he told reporters on a conference call.
He is even applying this quest for a fresh start to his identity, saying he will use his given name, Kalpen Modi, instead of his acting moniker while working for the Obama administration.

Penn described the public liaison office as the "front door to the White House." He said his job would be engaging with constituent communities and making sure they feel that they have a seat at the table.
Asked about the differences between the new job and his work in Hollywood, Penn joked that he now wears a suit.
When pressed about preparing for his first day on the job Monday morning, he said, "I brushed my teeth; I did floss, used mouthwash ... took the bus to work, same thing that everybody does."

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Dawn Richards does "Honey" magazine

Honey: First, let everyone know where we can find you on the internet? We know you're huge on Twitter.
I am the Twitter whore of America. I am not afraid or ashamed to say it. I am on twitter.com/DawnRichard. Hit me. I have a positive following. We all talk about positivity. It's about moving forward and keeping people motivated to fulfill their dreams, so that's kind of what my twit positive movement is. I hope you guys join the PT Swag movement. Hit me up at Twitter and check me out.
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Honey: PT Swag!
Yes, PT swag all day. If you ain't positive, you ain't on the right train.

Honey: Ok, so let's talk about the hair. New look?
New look, new Dawn! You know I was with Danity Kane for awhile and it was great. I had the long joint and it was hot, but you know I'm moving on to a new chapter in my life. I wanted to start something different. I am working with Puff on the album Last Train To Paris, and we just wanted to separate me from what people are used to seeing from Making the Band and everything. I think it was time for a change. My spirit changed, my life changed, and I think I wanted to head into a more "me" direction. The more "Dawn when I was growing up," like Green Day was my first concert... so the rock Dawn, the one that I know. I got up with this amazing guy Larry, who does Victoria Beckham, Queen Latifah, like you name it. All the short joints, all the long joints, Laurie Ann Gibson. He hooked me up, cut me, and we loved it. And I am not even looking back, I am forever now a bald head girl (laughs), and I am okay with it.
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The MJ Tribute that was Never Shown at the BET Awards *VIDEO BEHIND CUT*

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So here’s something that was eliminated from last sunday’s BET Awards. its a video tribute put together by Frank Williams. He is from Oakland and a long time fixture in the Hip Hop scene. He was one of the first brothers to write for the LA Times- He’s been a long time writer for the Source and has been putting in work for BET. He put this video montage together for MJ but it never aired… You see this and all you can do is shake your head in disbelief.. Why would they not show this 3 minute clip..
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Teairra Mari's MJ themed photos

Teairra Mari posted some behind the scenes photos of herself dressed up as Michael Jackson for her Alter Ego shoot [with Derek Blanks] two weeks ago. Sadly, the same day the photos were posted, the legendary MJ passed away.
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Derek released the final version of the photo via his twitter page, stating: This is a tribute to Michael Jackson shot the day before his death for my alter ego series of Teairra Mari. He was one of a kind.
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Bret Michaels' tour bus involved in crash

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Bret Michaels has a tendency to crash into things.
The "Rock of Love" bachelor broke his nose last month after a piece of scenery knocked him in the face at the Tony Awards.
Now, his tour bus has been involved in a five car pile-up in Toronto on Saturday. According to a statement on his Web site, the singer and his bandmates were en route to St. Paul, Minn. when a nearby car lost control and slid into the side of the bus.
All the cars involved were damaged, but no serious injuries were reported.
| Rachel Skybetter, The Star
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Brendon Urie & Spencer Smith respond about the PATD split

It seemed like only yesterday that we brought you news of guitarist/primary songwriter Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker splitting from Panic At The Disco. (Actually, it was about five hours ago.) Remaining members Brendon Urie (vocals) and Spencer Smith (drums) have issued a statement in response to Ross and Walker's departure on their blog:

"We just wanted to let you know, that the news of Ryan and Jon leaving the band is unfortunately true. It's been an amazing journey being in a band with them, but sometimes individual tastes take friends in different directions and you can't ignore it. They are some of the most talented guys we know, and we're sure that whatever they do next will be great. That said, Panic At The Disco is alive and very very well. We are working on new songs that we are excited for you to hear. Our dates with Blink and Fall Out Boy start in a little less than a month, and we wouldn't miss those for the world. We know everybody has a lot of questions at this point with everything being so out of the blue, most of those should be answered in the coming weeks. We appreciate every one of you, and hope you continue with us on this incredible ride."

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RUPERT GRINT: "thought he'd die"

Interviewed at the HBP press conference today in London Rupert was asked about his recent illness:

ACTOR Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, has spoken of his fears after contracting swine flu, saying he initially thought he might die.

Grint described contracting the A(H1N1) virus, which has spread around the world, as "quite scary" but he recovered after spending a few days in bed.

"It was quite scary when I first found out I had swine flu," he said at a press conference yesterday with other Potter actors including Emma Watson in London.

"I thought: 'Am I going to die?' But it was just like any other flu really."

"I had a sore throat and I went to bed for a few days."

Grint was speaking ahead of the world premiere in London today of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth instalment of the phenomenally successful Harry Potter films.

The 20-year-old's publicist confirmed on Saturday that he had suffered from the virus, taking several days off filming the next movie in the blockbuster series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Four people have died in Britain of swine flu and the country has Europe's highest number of reported cases with nearly 7500.

The Government has warned that figure could rise to over 100,000 new cases a day by the end of August.

- Daily Telegraph
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Carrie Fisher Weighs in.

Carrie Fisher Weighs in.

Hello to one and all!

Tis I! Your intermittent blogmeister, back to provide you with inside information on The Late Michael Jackson. I was friendly with Michael. I believe that he considered us to be friends.

I visited him over the Christmas holiday at that weirdly expensive rental home somewhere here in Southern Cal. What’s odd is that I see fans laying flowers in front of homes that I don’t think Michael ever lived in. But then this whole scene is odd.


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Micheal Jackson reading Carrie Fisher's Whishul Drinking


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13 facts about 'Epitaph One,' the 'lost' episode of 'Dollhouse'

"Dollhouse" fans who are going to San Diego Comic-Con will get to see "Epitaph One," the "lost" episode of the show -- the episode that was made for DVD release and international distribution but never aired by Fox.

That super-sized "Dollhouse" session on July 24 at Comic-Con will also feature an hourlong Q&A with creator Joss Whedon and star Eliza Dushku. And for those who aren't going to Comic-Con, "Epitaph One" and the rest of Season 1 comes out on DVD on July 28.

So what do Comic-Con attendees -- or DVD buyers -- have to look forward to? Well, "Epitaph One" did what the best episodes of "Dollhouse" do: It made me think, it had some great performances and it contained some "holy [expletive]" moments. To say more would invite a kneecapping from Fox, so I'll keep my yap shut when it comes to the "OMG" moments of "Epitaph One."

But here are a few tidbits about "Epitaph One" based on two viewings of the episode -- one viewing to just absorb its many layers, and one to hear the episode's audio commentary, which is supplied on the DVD set by Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. The duo, who also collaborated with Joss Whedon and "Epitaph One" guest star Felicia Day on "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog," wrote the "Dollhouse" episode from a story by Joss Whedon.

Below, there are some non-spoilery Fun Facts about "Epitaph One," followed by a few Teaser-y Fun Facts about the episode.
I'll post a more in-depth review of the episode after it screens at Comic-Con.

I've put all of the Fun Facts -- even the non-spoilery ones -- behind a click wall so that if you really don't want to know *anything* about the episode, you have that option.
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Phil Mickelson's Mom Diagnosed with Cancer Weeks After his Wife


Less than seven weeks after Amy Mickelson, wife of championship golfer Phil Mickelson, announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, there is more tough news for the family: Phil's mom, Mary, is now suffering from the same disease.

Tina Mickelson, Phil's sister, said July 6 that Mary will have surgery at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, the same hospital where Amy is being treated, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Although Tina Mickelson did not describe Mary's condition, she said of Mickelson's wife Amy, "She is hanging in there ... She still has a long road ahead of her, but at least things are looking like they are heading in the right direction."

In May, Mickelson suspended his season on the PGA tour after Amy, 37, was diagnosed. He said he wouldn't return to golf until doctors determined she was well enough to travel with him. After missing a couple of tournaments, he was back at the Stanford St. Jude Championship in Memphis, Tenn., before finishing second at the U.S. Open in Bethpage, N.Y., in June.

This is probably the last thing he needed right now.
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Elephants and tigers also to mourn MJ

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As if the atmosphere outside Staples Center didn't promise to be circus-like enough come Tuesday morning, they're sending in the elephants.

A herd of 11 Asian elephants and seven horses is scheduled to lumber into a side entrance of the complex before dawn Tuesday in preparation for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus opening there Wednesday.

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Robert Pattinson Remembers Regis High School

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Robert Pattinson shoots scenes for his new movie, Remember Me, outside Regis High School on the Upper East Side of New York City on Monday morning (July 6).

The 20-year-old British actor is reportedly homesick. “Robert is dying to get back home,” an insider tells NYDN. “He’s so over everything. He’s overwhelmed by all the girls — they terrify him! He says girls grab his neck and clothing all of the time, and he’s not used to that. Fans don’t do that to him in London. Everyone there is a little cooler about the fame thing, which is what he’s used to.”

The source continues, “He’s embarrassed by the way girls throw themselves at him. The girls here are stalking him. He stayed in two different hotels over the course of four days just to try to escape the fans who were following him. He’s afraid that if he gives a hand, they’ll take the whole arm. He’s being advised by security not to encourage the crowd, so he doesn’t even look up anymore.”



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David & Victoria Beckham are Speedo Bulge Bodacious

David Beckham and wife Victoria celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary on the North Island paradise of the Seychelles (Souteast Africa) on Thursday (July 2).
David, 34, and Victoira, 35, reportedly spent upwards of $200,000 to ensure that they would be the only people on the island.

David and Victoria appear so in love,” a source says. “They have gone on lots of romantic walks, holding hands like a couple of newlyweds.”

FYI: The couple’s actual anniversary was July 4th.

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Jackson family arrive at Forest Lawn

Happening now... ET is streaming live overhead the exclusive Los Angeles cemetery where Michael Jackson's brother Randy has just arrived. Over a dozen police cars have been spotted in the cemetery, and a hearse was seen pulling up to the Hall of Liberty in the exclusive burial complex.

LIVE FEED AT http://www.etonline.com/

Source: http://www.etonline.com/

eta: KCAL was a feed at http://cbs2.com/kcal/

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MICHAEL JACKSON's death has inspired rapper MASE to end his extended hiatus and stage a comeback.
In a recent radio interview, the former Diddy protege, whose real name is Mason Durrell Betha, has sparked his return to the limelight by releasing a remix of Drake's hit Best I Ever Had. It's his first release in five years.

Mase explains the Jackson tragedy gave him the impetus to hit the studio again: "Mike passed away and it just lit the fire in me - it made me go in the studio and do something. I'm excited.
"I asked my nephew, 'Who is the hottest thing out there?' and he said, 'Drake!' When I listened to his music I said, 'I'm going to jump on this joint.'

"I've got things up my sleeves, I just need someone to play them."

The radio chat also ended Mase's on/off feud with fellow rapper Jim Jones, who was mentioned among the artists the reclusive star admired.

His respect prompted Jones to call into Power 105.1 to speak with his former nemesis.

Jones apologised "for anything I ever did when I was younger," and added, "I tip my hat to you. This is monumental and it's nothing but love."

Mase announced he was retiring from music in 1999 to "follow God" but he returned in 2004 with the Bad Boy Records album Welcome Back. Very little has been released since then.


St. Petersburg chemist sues actress Lohan over self-tanning formula

Not everyone is glowing about a new fake tan spray that actress Lindsay Lohan claims to have invented.

A lawsuit filed in Tampa federal court says Lohan and a Nevada woman stole the formula for Sevin Nyne from a St. Petersburg chemist named Jennifer Sunday.

Lohan launched the tanning mist spray this summer, taking credit for co-creating it over the past three years with Lorit Simon, a Las Vegas businesswoman who air-brushes tans for celebrities.

Impossible, says Sunday's attorney, Marcia Cohen, who told the St. Petersburg Times that her client only recently completed the ingredients used in Sevin Nyne.

"We are certainly looking for the profits that are being generated right now from that product," Cohen said Monday. "If Ms. Lohan and Ms. Simon and their companies and their shareholders are profiting from the theft of my client's formula and are profiting from that product, my client is entitled to those proceeds."

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Heidi Montag offered $25,000 to become nightclub stripper

Heidi Montag has been offered a $25,000 to take it off at one of New York City’s most upscale gentleman clubs.

After shutting down it’s East 60th Street location due to financial difficulties last year, SCORES NYC is back in business, and the management would love to have Mrs. Pratt — whose latest screen performance was a onscreen spazz out over shampoo on NBC's I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here – stripping onstage for five nights.

SCORES is well known for being a favorite hang-out for notorious Hollywood celebrities and wealthy locals, including radio personality Howard Stern, NHL player Sean Avery, Russell Crow, Owen Wilson, and Madonna.

“Since Montag recently agreed to pose for Playboy, SCORES figured the publicity-hungry starlet would jump at the opportunity to be center stage at one of New York’s most entertaining nightclubs,” SCORES General Manager Ed Norwick said in a press release issued last week and obtained by Cityfile.com.

The club extended their generous offer to Heidi in the eloquently-written letter below:

Dear Mrs. Heidi Pratt,

As the nation watched you and your husband brave the jungle on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here and continue to brave the ups and downs of ‘The Hills’ and Lauren Conrad, we would like to take this time to present you with an opportunity that will allow you to be center stage—and have a lot of fun while doing so, the letter reads.

As we took note that you will be posing in Playboy soon, we thought you may be interested in dabbling in yet another adventure that will most definitely expose your softer side. As we recently re-opened after a short hiatus, SCORES would be honored to have you dance at our club on the main stage each night for five days, upon which, we will offer you a fee of $25,000.

Ed Norwick

Do you think she’ll bite?