July 22nd, 2009

Jared Leto

30 Seconds to Mars Go to 'War' With U2, Depeche Mode

While working on 30 Seconds to Mars' new album, frontman Jared Leto is fawning over a well-traveled instrument. "That has played on many records, I think 'Achtung Baby,' 'Violator,''" Leto tells Spinner, pointing excitedly to a Sys700 synthesizer, and "beast of a machine," in the corner of the Studio City, California home studio where he and his bandmates have been recording their third album, 'This Is War,' for the last year.

The synth comes courtesy of producer Flood (U2, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode) and allows Leto to enjoy his musical past. "It's a phenomenal piece of machinery and there is something that is really nostalgic for me," he says. "You can hear the soundtrack to your life roll by when you play around with it."

Aside from the synth, Flood has brought a lot to the album -- due out October 20 -- after the band settled their $30 million lawsuit with Virgin Music. "He really encouraged us and helped us kind of realize our vision," Leto says. "He seems to have this karmic, uncanny ability to be with bands at pivotal creative moments in their careers, whether it's U2, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode or PJ Harvey. Whoever it is, he has the ability to be with them, and I really thought we were at that point in our lives creatively. We were at a pivotal moment for us where we were at creatively, ready to make a step or leap."

And then of course there is that piece of rock history he brings with him, one Leto has become perhaps too enamored with. "I'm going to have to send him a very polite letter informing him he will never get his $5 billion synthesizer back. There are only a few in the world and I must claim ownership to one," Leto says joking. We think.

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Sam Raimi to direct WoW Movie

Harry here for one last night in Austin before flying down to Geek Mecca aka Comic Con. The great thing about Comic Con is it shakes a lot of juicy fruit from the tree of movie coolness - and we get tons of material, but not much of it is exclusive. As it is a pretty intense rat race there of all us online types chasing the same stories. Well... This is one of those exclusives that untold geek hours have been spent trying to get to the truth of the matter. I first heard this 3 weeks ago, and spent a lot of time trying to nail this story down. And we finally have.

The last major update that we had on AICN on the WORLD OF WARCRAFT came from Moriarty
here, back in 2007 The last major bit I heard was a rumor that Uwe Boll was offering Blizzard untold tonnages of gold left crowns of undetermined origin to direct - and that allegedly BLIZZARD laughed his ass out of the place. In Mori's piece we were supposed to get this movie in 2009 with a $100 million budget. With LEGENDARY's main man telling BLIZZCON that it'd be over that figure. And there was some concept art.

Well, I don't have concept art. I don't have the firm release date, but I do know who is directing the WORLD OF WARCRAFT film and that is Sam Raimi. It will come out in trades later this week or next. But you can take this one to the bank. Sam is going to make a huge budget fantasy bit of unfuckingimaginable coolness - and it will be yanked from the WORLD OF WARCRAFT.

Now - isn't that the sort of Awesome we're supposed to get to kick start Comic Con with? I think so.
I really think this is going to be amazing. How about you?



Studios Blaming Twitter for Box Office Drop Offs

The latest creation in the Ass-Covering Studio Excuses R&D Dept. is the "Twitter Effect." Movies aren't making money, you see, because too many people are learning, 140 characters at a time, how bad they are.

Every new messaging has brought studio complaints about how they're being killed with "word of mouth." Before Twitter, it was text messaging, Facebook, MySpace, "the web," email and, for all we know, AOL, television, FM radio, the telegraph and the passenger pigeon, which prevented hucksters from getting people to hand over money for what they think will be a good show, but really isn't.
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a little tl;dr, but interesting nonetheless.
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Mary-Kate and Ashley join the CFDA

The Council of Fashion Designers of America has admitted 31 new designers, including the Olsen twins.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been admitted to the CFDA by its president Diane von Furstenberg. The actresses were awarded the prestigious membership thanks to their two labels, The Row and Elizabeth and James.

The Row – named for London’s Savile Row – is all about understated cashmere and polish, as showcased by Ashley's white dress, below left, which she wore to the Met's Costume Institute Gala.

Elizabeth and James – named for their siblings – features vintage-inspired affordable basics, with goth twists based on MK’s own ’drobe.

Other star design names tapped to join the council include Alexander Wang, Jason Wu – designer of Michelle Obama’s inaugural gown – and Chris Benz.


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Will Fall Out Boy's 'What A Catch, Donnie' Video Be Their Last?

By his own admission, Pete Wentz is to blame for starting the rumors that Fall Out Boy were about to call it quits.

After all, it was his response to a harmless question submitted by a fan via Twitter — "Can we expect a new FOB CD next year?" — that lead to all the chatter in the first place. Wentz answered that he wasn't sure, and that the band's Folie à Deux album "may be the swan song," which (understandably) got the rumor mill buzzing.

And while Wentz would later tell MTV News that Fall Out Boy weren't calling it quits, he did admit that the band have "no future album plans" at the moment, and they are all looking forward to taking a break after what has been a very hectic — and very successful — four-year run.

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Katherine Heigl Again Mistaking Bitchery for Honesty

Katherine Heigl dishes about 'Cruel' 'Grey's' work schedule

Katherine Heigl appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday night, where the actress described her first day back on the "Grey's Anatomy" set as "cruel and mean."

"Our first day back was Wednesday, and it was -- I'm going to keep saying this because I hope it embarrasses them -- a 17-hour day, which I think is cruel and mean,' Katherine told Dave.

The talk-show funnyman jokingly asked Katherine if she was given a lunch break during her 17-hour day, to which she joked back, saying:

"Yes, we do get an hour lunch. That was nice. Thank God for that hour of lunch."

Katherine did not reveal the fate of her "Grey's" character Izzie on the medical drama's upcoming season, but she did discuss what it was like returning to the set without her friend and former co-star T.R. Knight:

"It was actually kind of really great to be back. All my friends are there and at this point, they're sort of like family, but it was a little weird because [T.R.]'s not there anymore."

As for what happens to Izzie, Katherine said: "So, I won't give it away but, you know, I'm there so I'm either there as a ghost, on the other side or I survived a disease no one survives."

"Grey's Anatomy"'s new season will premiere Sept. 24 on ABC.

First three minutes is the maximum amount of whining I could handle and that's where she ~*speaks her mind*~

source: http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=422020>1=28103 / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxh-ihSUOTk

Ugh. HATE her. Bitch please, it's not like you're working in a coal mine for 17 fucking hours, you're getting your hair and make-up done and waiting around for scenes to be shot. And acting is your craft, so shut the hell up and stop complaining. Ungrateful and unprofessional like WHOA. Nothing wrong with speaking your mind but have some tact and SOMETHING WORTH SAYING.

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Does Shakira Have A Crush On ‘Twilight’ Star Robert Pattinson?

Do you want to see Shakira blush? Ask her about “Twilight.” Why would the vampire-and-werewolf film franchise get the superstar singer feeling a bit embarrassed? Is it because the title of her upcoming October album, She Wolf, shares a fondness for hirsute shape-shifters? Nope. Turns out Shakira has a little crush on “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson.
“I love ‘Twilight,’ ” she told MTV News’ Tim Kash recently. “I can’t say what I love about “Twilight.’ ”

" Does the first name begin with Robert and the second name end with Pattinson?" Kash wondered aloud.

“No, no, no,” said the Colombian-born singer, bursting into laughter. “I’m too old. I can’t say those things.”

Fighting off a case of the giggles, she added, “I mean, how old is he — 23? 24? … You are getting me in trouble!”

For the record, RPattz doesn’t turn 24 until next May. And the 32-year-old Shakira didn’t fall for the man behind Edward Cullen until after she’d written and recorded the first single off the new album, also called “She Wolf.” “And then the president of my label said, ‘Have you checked out “Twilight”? It’s about wolves and vampires and things,’ ” she said. “And I’m like, ‘Ah, that’s up my alley. I mean, where is it?’ And I watched it and loved it.”

But Shakira is a fan of all the big new fantasy movies and, if she had to pick, she’d side with Team Harry Potter over Team Edward. “I mean, ‘Harry Potter’ has been there for how many years?” she decided. “Pattinson just arrived.”

That doesn’t mean she wouldn’t be interested in a little musical collaboration with RPattz, who plays guitar and piano and recorded vocals for two songs on the “Twilight” soundtrack.

“I’ve heard he’s a great singer and a great musician,” she said. “If those rumors are true — yeah, of course, why not?”

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KStew wants RPattz back

In what is perhaps one of the summer’s most eagerly anticipated events, Twilight dream couple Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson will finally be reunited at Comic-Con International in San Diego, which starts July 23. And fans of Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling vampire book series aren’t the only ones anxious about the pairing: For weeks, Kristen has sat back while Rob continues to get cozy with his Remember Me co-star Emilie de Ravin.

But now Kristen is determined to win back her leading man.

“Kristen’s got too much going for her to come in second,” a source close to the 19-year-old actress tells OK!. “She really cares for Rob, and if he still feels the same, she wants their relationship to progress. The Comic-Con reunion will be a real test.”

However, R-Pattz’s chemistry with Emilie hasn’t escaped Kristen, either.

“She’s seen photos of them sitting with Emilie’s hands resting tenderly on Rob’s arm, and she sees the way Emilie looks at Rob,” says the source.

Although Kristen was initially going to avoid Comic-Con, her pals, including Runaways and New Moon co-star Dakota Fanning, have convinced her to not only show up, but to fight for him with everything she has.

“Her friends are insisting she look as hot as she can when she and Rob see each other so he will fall head over heels with her all over again,” says the pal. “And Kristen is taking their advice to heart. She asked her Runaways stylist to find her a sexy sundress and a couple of great outfits to wear at the convention. She wants to look so amazing that Rob won’t be able to take his eyes off her.”

Will Emilie show up at Comic-Con? Where will Rob head after San Diego? Pick up the new issue of OK! — on sale everywhere Thursday, to find out!


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Robert Pattinson Admits To Romantic Feelings For Kristen Stewart & Emma Watson

Twilight star Robert Pattinson might not have a girlfriend at the moment, but that doesn't mean the 23 year old actor hasn't had his share of crushes.

Not surprisingly, the object of his crushes have been past and present co-stars, including Kristen Stewart, his on-screen love interest in the Twilight saga.

RPattz told Bop magazine, "I definitely had a thing with Kristen." He continued, "Your first impulse is to ask her for her phone number."

Unfortunately for Robert, Kristen is dating Michael Angarano and hasn't made a move to end her relationship with him to hook up with Robert.

Kristen Stewart isn't the only young woman that Rob was interested in after working with her. Pattinson also admitted to crushing on his Harry Potter co-star, Emma Watson. "She is really, really cool. She seems so much older than she really is. I find her quite intimidating."

Despite his feelings of intimidation, he confessed "I always find myself trying to impress her. She's very, very clever."

Well, hopefully these photos from his Us Weekly photoshoot will do the trick.

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No matter what, Robert still believes in love. He said, "I think we all have the right to fall in love several times. I think you can love ten people
at the same time."


Interview: Adam Brody on Life After The O.C. and Working with Megan Fox

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Highlights from the interview

On Jennifer's Body:
I love this movie. I can't speak highly enough about it. It's Diablo so there's humor and the whole thing is couched in metaphor, which is always great because somehow zombie movies have gotten away from that. I can't wait for people to see it. I don't have the biggest part in it, but in terms of the movie as a whole, every performance is uniformly good.

On Megan Fox
She looks great in this movie. She's not all Michael Bay'd out. She's really pretty, with less make up and smaller hair. She's really good-looking in this movie and it's the most vulnerable you've seen her so far.
She's got an in-your-face personality. She's very much a take it or leave it girl. She comes full of attitude but I'll take a personality like that over something safe and vanilla.

On the OC:
I'm perfectly happy with the time that it was on. Four years is great. I wouldn't have wanted it a minute longer. It was certainly a big deal in my life and was an overwhelmingly positive experience.

Zorianna: How do you think people perceive you?
Adam: I worry that I can come off smarmy. I wonder if I was listening to myself if I'd want to kick my own ass

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Parker, Broderick to Live Separately


Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have decided to live apart following the birth of their twins, according to reports.

The acting duo, who have been married for 12 years, have apparently decided that Broderick will remain in their New York apartment, while the Sex And The City actress will move to a multi-million dollar Brooklyn home with daughters Tabitha and Marion and 6-year-old son James.

A source told Look magazine: "Sarah clearly loves Manhattan but she has three children now. It might be better for them to grow up somewhere calmer. But Matthew loves their townhouse in Manhattan because it's close to his work on Broadway."

The friend continued: "It would be a surprising decision to make so soon after the arrival of their twins. Having the babies born healthy and happy was a dream come true, so it’s strange that they might have to spend some time apart at this stage."


Really, I think he wants to live in the Meat Packing District, and decided to let go of the reins so she could run free.

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Spike Jonze blogs about Channel 4 pilot w/ David Cross and Will Arnett

While we were in London finishing the effects at Framestore, I got to be in a pilot for David Cross created for Channel 4 in Britain. I am in just in a couple scenes in the first episode. I have no idea why David asked me to do it but I had the best role, I just get non-stop verbally abused by Will Arnett in the most scathing hilarious way. I spent the whole day cracking up at two of the funniest people I’ve hung out with. I felt like I had my own private Will and David comedy show. Also, it was directed by the the Russo brothers who directed a lot of Arrested Development. They have a great touch.

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Lifetime to air 'Project Runway' All-Star Challenge

Kicking off its sixth season, Project Runway will welcome back eight superstar designers from years past, including Santino Rice, Jeffrey Sebelia and Sweet P, for a special two-hour "All-Star Challenge." Prior to Lifetime's Project Runway season premiere and the series premiere of Models of the Runway on Aug. 20, the Runway alums will match wits and fashions to compete for a $100,000 cash prize. Lifetime's entire release, after the jump.

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Taco Bell Chihuahua Dies

She charmed millions without ever saying a word, and managed to make fast food tacos adorable. Gidget, the Chihuahua best known for her Taco Bell ad campaign, died from a stroke on Tuesday night at age 15.

"She made so many people happy," says Gidget's trainer, Sue Chipperton. PEOPLE met both Gidget and Sue at a Hollywood animals photo shoot in February, where the pup was a consummate pro and delighted the crew with her playful nature.

The mostly retired actor lived out her days laying in the sun – "I like to joke that it's like looking after a plant," says Chipperton – and entertaining at shoots when her trainer brought her along. "Gidget," says Chipperton, "always knew where the camera was."


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Rupert Everett, as expected, is a bitchy queen.

Michael Jackson the freak is better off dead, says Rupert Everett

Family, friends, A-listers across the globe and millions of fans are still mourning Michael Jackson's death but actor Rupert Everett, for one, is not.

The star of St Trinian's and My Best Friend's Wedding became the first celebrity to break the taboo on criticising the late singer, whom he described as a 'freak'.

‘I think it was fortuitous that he died,’ he said.

‘He was supposed to be doing 50 concerts in London. It wouldn’t have mattered how good or bad he was.

‘He wouldn’t have managed to do all of them and the press would have destroyed him.’

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Who Wants to Smell Like Amy Winehouse???


Grubby Amy Winehouse is chasing a big-money deal to launch her own perfume.

The Rehab singer, 25, has often been snapped smeared in blood, make-up and dirt after going on benders.

But she still reckons fans will still dig deep to smell like her.

She has already turned up her nose at a £500,000 deal in a bid to bag an even heftier pay day.

Amy is now set to copy Britney Spears, 27, Kylie Minogue, 41, and Kate Price, 31 – whose Stunning perfume is one of the best sellers.

Amy’s dad Mitch, 58, has been trying to set up a deal for the ex-junkie, who is back from an eight-month stay in St Lucia.

And the cabbie is now hoping for even higher offers than the £½million already on the table after predicting the scent will be Wino’s biggest hit yet.

An insider said: “Mitch is keen to licence Amy’s name to a perfume house. He has been in talks with manufacturers and contacted PR firms for advice.

“They want it to reflect her style with a classic smoky 1950s look and smell.

“Amy is keen to expand her brand and wants to latch on to the celeb perfumes bandwagon while she can.

“They know her fans love to copy her style, and her trademark fashion and beehive hair-do were last year’s must-have look.”

But some leading perfume houses are already getting sniffy about her.

They are angry because Amy has said “No, no, no” to the idea of doing publicity to launch her fragrance.

One industry insider said: “Amy is a big name but if she wants her own perfume she will have to put in the work to promote it.

"Frankly, she doesn’t look like she smells that nice, so doing some positive publicity to prove it doesn’t just smell of stale booze and fags would be vital.”


I'm 90% sure this story is bullshit, but the idea alone is too funny not to share.

Halle Berry and family go home

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Halle Berry carried Nahla as Gabriel trailed close behind arriving at LAX yesterday. This month the family of three has been spending some serious time relaxing on the beach and a by the pool in Miami. Now that they're back home in LA, Halle will be back to work soon but hopefully the California sun can keep the trio sun-kissed and healthy looking all the way through the summer.

Is it me or does Halle look pregnant?
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Rihanna parties with Jay-Z

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Rihanna and Jay-Z rolled into town last night and immediately made waves by racking up a huge bar bill at London club Vendome. The pair and their respective entourages set up camp in the VIP area, where they had soon totted up a tab of $12,000. There was no sign of Jay-Z’s wife Beyonce, who sat the trip out.

A source said: ‘They had two of the VIP booths, so all of their people could mingle together. Jay–Z ordered countless bottles of Dom Pérignon champagne along with vodka for both tables and the party really gathered pace. Everyone was trying to get into their area to get a glimpse of them but the security was so tight, many were left standing by the roped off area trying to sneak a peak.’

Singer Rihanna’s altercation with former boyfriend Chris Brown was highlighted again yesterday when he appeared on a YouTube video apologising for assaulting her. In it, he said he had repeatedly apologised to her and insisted he would have said sorry sooner – but his lawyer told him not to.

It didn’t seem to have any effect on Rihanna last night.

The source added: ‘As she walked out of the VIP area she looked in high spirits. But she kept her head down as she made her way out of the club at 3am, avoiding questions from fans as to how she was doing.’
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EXCLUSIVE: Millionaire Matchmaker Is Engaged!

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The Millionaire Matchmaker has found her match!

Bravo reality star Patti Stanger tells Usmagazine.com exclusively that she is engaged to beau Andy Friedman.

"I feel like it should have happened years ago, so I'm kind of shocked," she tells Us.

Stanger, 48, tells Us Friedman -- a 51-year-old real estate executive whom she met through a matchmaker five and a half years ago -- popped the question in Maui, Hawaii, on her May 31 birthday.

A black swan named Raymond delivered the 4-carat ring.

Of the ring, she tells Us, "I have a rule, if you go out a year and he doesn't propose, it goes up a carat a year."

Now, the L.A.-based duo, who don't live together, are planning for 2010 nuptials.

What kind of wedding does the never-before-married Stanger prefer?

"I want to elope, and he wants a big wedding," she tells Us. "I'm like, 'Let's go to Vegas!'"

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Pal: Simpson Family 'Feels Bad' for Jessica

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Jessica Simpson's recent estrogen-filled weekend hanging out with her girlfriends and watching chick flicks with her mom was a welcome bright spot in an otherwise difficult week for the newly single singer.

Since Tony Romo broke up with Simpson on the eve of her 29th birthday, "She's a little depressed," says a Simpson family friend.

"She takes breakups really badly," adds another source close to Simpson. "She has a hard time letting go."

The singer-actress has had a rocky romantic record, which includes her divorce from Nick Lachey and her on-again, off-again relationship with John Mayer. But Romo seemed an ideal fit for Simpson, who last year called the Dallas Cowboys quarterback "the love of my life."

So far, Simpson has been coping with the split by living a low-key life and seeking solace with her parents, who "encourage her to go out and have a good time, like she did this week," says the Simpson family friend.

But when she's out in public, "she feels she's being judged by the world and opts to hide out at home," says the friend. "The family feels bad for Jessica. They worry for her a lot."

That wasn't always the case. "The family used to have such faith in [Jessica] and they worried about Ashlee," says the family friend. "Now they are fully confident in Ashlee's choices and they worry most of their days about Jessica. It seems she just can't catch a break."

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Breaking news: horses capable of human speech

Age and distance put a strain on Demi Lovato's fledging romance with Trace Cyrus, and the couple has split, Cyrus tells PEOPLE exclusively.

"Demi is one of my good friends and I definitely became very, very close with her in the past few months, and it's something I really wanted to make work. But unfortunately, we both have very busy schedules — we're both on tour right now," says the Metro Station singer, who is also brother to Miley Cyrus. "I'm always on the other side of the world and so is she, so it just seemed like something that can't work out at this time."

Despite the split, there are no hard feelings between the two. "We gave it a shot and that's all you can do," says Cyrus. "Every time I hung out with that girl or talked on the phone with her, it was amazing. She's someone I can totally relate to.

"But she is a lot younger than me," Cyrus, 20, adds of Lovato, 16. "When someone is that much younger, you're looking for different things in relationships. Maybe when she's older and we've both matured, we'll be looking for the same thing and it can work out."

Even without Lovato in his life, Cyrus has plenty on his plate, as he kicks off a headlining tour in Texas with his band Metro Station. "Then right after that I jump on tour with my sister Miley," he says, "and we're going to be going all across the U.S. for a few months and then headed to Europe and the U.K."


I guess his heart won't go on. :(

Janelle Monae Paints A Picture Onstage and Throws It Into the Crowd

At every music festival there's always one hidden jem; this is why we go to them, to discover music we haven't heard before. At Rockn'Coke Istanbul I wondered over to the smaller stage in time to catch the closing songs of Janelle Monae's set. Monae is R'n'B......but not as you know it, a kind of urban hyper active Bjork - dressed like the sixth member of The Hives and throwing out shapes and angular dance moves as though it were her hip moves dictating the beats, rather than the other way round. The audience was up for it too, almost ecstatic as she threw a painting, which she had created on stage, into the audience. That wasn't the only object in the hands of the crowd though - during the next song Janelle herself crowd-surfed gesticulating wildly in to the air. Maybe she could actually see the vibe and was conducting it?

Virtually unheard of in Europe, although that's sure to change, Janelle has been opening for Of Montreal and playing festivals all summer. Merging R'n'B, alternative rock, 1920s musicals and pschedelic rock, watching the lady perform live made me feel as though the future of R'n'B had arrived......and she was mad as a goose in a pillowcase. Here's a little taste of what I saw, though you'll have to excuse the sound, the band turned it up to 11.
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Photos from the show!


Breakdown of some Nippy's new tracks

Last night, the legendary Clive Davis hosted a listening session for Whitney Houston’s new album I Look To You, which is in stores September 1st. Held at Jazz @ Lincoln Center in New York City, the event was packed with stars like Martha Stewart, Gayle King, Dionne Warrick, Alicia Keys (in the house with Swizz Beats!) LA Reid, Andre Harrell, Diane Sawyer, BET’s own Debra Lee and Stephen Hill – and the iconic Whitney Houston, who was absolutely stunning. She looked happy, grateful and beautiful. When Whitney hit the stage for a small speech the person next to me said,”That’s m*thaf**kin’ Whitney Houston!“ The diva received a standing ovation from a crowd (and the world!) who has been waiting for the return of the original pop-soul diva.

I was lucky enough to attend and here is a preview of the seven new tracks that were played (two leaked tracks were played, “Like I Never Left” featuring Akon and “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength” written by Diane Warren and produced by David Foster). I wasn’t able to catch every producer’s name or the exact lyrics so the credits are subject to change. Note: Clive Davis did stress the songs were still being polished.

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Are you looking forward to the new Whitney album?

PS. Clive Davis is 77 years old and stood on that stage for nearly an hour, introducing Whitney, telling stories, making jokes and setting up each song! This is a man from the old school and knows how to work a project! Gotta give respect to Professor Davis!

PPS. One more think — I NEED a duet for this album and I’m calling it — just like Madonna teamed with Justin Timberlake, I need a Beyonce and Whitney Houston duet. The song should be a single, maybe in the style of “Halo.” So, please — someone text, email, Twitter, Facebook Clive Davis ASAP!

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Feds Raid Dr. Conrad Murray's Office    

We've learned the Houston office of Dr. Conrad Murray is currently being raided by federal authorities ... and we've learned they are looking specifically for all medical records relating to Michael Jackson.

We're told 8 Drug Enforcement Agency vehicles arrived at his offices about 30 minutes ago. Two LAPD detectives also arrived on scene along with uniformed members of the Houston Police Department and 10 members of the DEA's Tactical Diversion Team. There are another dozen or so DEA agents on hand.

The law enforcement agents, armed with a search warrant, entered the property and began going through the property.

We're told the LAPD asked the DEA for help in serving the warrant on the Armstrong Medical Clinic in Houston. The warrant is sealed.

Dr. Murray was Michael Jackson's personal physician -- he was the man who performed CPR on Jackson before he died.






Magda Szubanski after losing 25kg (approx 55 pounds)

Some of you may know her as Sharon (Shirron) from the REAL Kath and Kim or Mrs. Esme Hoggett from Babe.

FUNNY lady Magda Szubanski has triumphed in her weight loss battle, losing almost a quarter of her body weight.

Szubanski has revealed she's shed 25kg - or six dress sizes - to reach her target weight of 85kg.

"I feel like I've climbed Mt Everest," said Szubanski, 48. "I can honestly say, I can't remember a time in my life when I felt better."

Szubanski shows off her figure on the cover of Wedenesday's Australian Women's Weekly, wearing a figure-hugging black dress and pink trenchcoat.

Szubanski's diet has been well documented as she has worked out, shopped and snacked in full view of paparazzi photographers.

Now a size 14 (although possibly wearing a few pounds of make-up for the Weekly), Szubanski has begun "maintenance" and is eating more normally.

The Kath & Kim and Guys and Dolls star, who had sleep apnoea, a bad back, hip and knee pain and a recurring lung infection, joined Jenny Craig last year.

Szubanski was last this light in the 1980s. She says she cried when she tried something on in a shop and it fitted.


Daughtry 'Leave This Town' #1

For the past three weeks in a row, Michael Jackson’s Number Ones has been the biggest-selling album in the country. Each time, it’s been disqualified from Billboard’s flagship Billboard 200 chart, along with all Jackson’s other releases, due to its age.

That unusual run of asterisked Billboard 200 chart-toppers is now over. Which artist put an end to Jackson’s posthumous flummoxing of the Billboard rules, you ask? The answer is Daughtry, whose Leave This Town bows atop the chart with a very nice 269,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

That’s actually a bit of a drop-off from the 304,000 that the first album from American Idol alum Chris Daughtry’s band sold when it hit shelves in 2006, but it’s more than anyone else could muster in this sales frame — yes, even Michael.

And so for the first time in a month, the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 is actually the No. 1 selling album in the U.S., no tricks, no fooling. (Number Ones, meanwhile, sold another 192,000 this week, landing it handily atop the Top Comprehensive Albums chart, which counts catalog albums alongside new ones. So don’t think that MJ’s sales have dried up just yet.)

Other Billboard 200 debuts this week came from the Dead Weather’s Horehound at No. 6, demonstrating that at least 51,000 devotees can be counted on to buy any side project Jack White dreams up; R&B singer Joe, who shows up at No. 7 after signing over 49,000 units of his Signature; Twista, who fast-talked his way into 45,000 sales and a No. 8 bow; and Christian power-pop teens pureNRG, who squeak in at No. 20 with 22,000 copies sold.

What do you think about Daughtry’s big week? Any albums you’d have liked to see place higher (or lower)? Have at it in the comments section below!


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Lil Wayne disses MJ in freestyle

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You knew it wouldn’t be long before Michael Jackson made his way into a hip hop verse. But who knew it would be in this manner.

MediaTakeOut.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned that in a new freestyle, platinum selling rapper Lil Wayne is going hard at The King Of Pop.

In the verse, which was uploaded to the Internet just a few Days ago, Lil Wayne called Michael a 3 letter derogatory word for a homosexual. The session started out normally, with Weezy rhyming about women and how much money he has, but then the pint sized rapper said the following:

I pledge allegiance to the flag
Michael Jackson is a [BLEEP]
Coca Cola, 7-Up, Pepsi Cola burned him up

Wow Lil Wayne … Talk about being insensitive.

FYI - for those that don't believe us - here's the video - fast forward to about the 2:50 mark



LINKIN PARK Headline Turkish Festival!


"Linkin Park has legions of fans everywhere, and Istanbul is no exception. The band took the headline spot to close Rock'N Coke, a weekend of rock in a predominantly Muslim nation, not far from a city with more than 2,500 mosques. You'd never know it if you stood in the crowd, where youth is the main religion, and rock is the god. Linkin Park was preaching to their own ever-faithful choir, and they delivered."

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Superhead Gets Ripped?

Karrine Steffans went on the CW Morning Show recently to promote her new book when things sort’ve went down hill. As you may know, she has stated many times she doesn’t do “black media” so she’s on some promotional tour with “white media” to promote her the Vixen Manuel.

Anywho, Karrine goes on this morning show and acts appalled when they ask her if these were tips she learned while seducing all those big time rappers and singers over the years. She then tells the interviewer as a married woman of two she’s offended that he would even ask that question and she’s been with her husband for 10 years. Ok fine! I totally get why she is saying she’s married because how do you sell a book on how to get and keep a man if you don’t have one of your own? However, she then states she is trying to reach women who don’t have the proper role model and the newscasters weren’t falling for it. They asked “Where are you going with this book seriously?” and Karrine answers “This book is for married people. Did you read it? You’re not asking intelligent questions”.

The co-host of the show (who happens to be a man) had enough of her shenanigans and cut the interview short with “Bye Bye. See ya. She was a rumpshaker in a bunch of videos. Nuff Said.”


Where The Wild Things Are to come To IMAX!!!!

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It looks like moviegoers will be able to see the creatures of Where the Wild Things Are even bigger, as ComingSoon.net learned at a special IMAX event held at Comic-Con on Wednesday that the Spike Jonze-directed adaptation will hit IMAX screens on October 16 as well.

The Warner Bros. release, featuring Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara and Forest Whitaker, is based on Maurice Sendak's classic book about Max, who is sent to bed without supper and imagines sailing away to the land of Wild Things, where he is made king.

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MGMT to Appear on Jay-Z's Blueprint 3

Jim Jones really is a trendsetter! According to this Reuters report, synth-hippie duo MGMT will appear on Jay-Z's forthcoming, highly anticipated opus The Blueprint 3. Hey, they're all from Brooklyn...

The Blueprint 3 is due September 11 from Roc Nation/Atlantic. According to that same Reuters report, other guests will include Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Drake, and Mr. Hudson, and the album will feature production from Timbaland, Kanye West, and No I.D., who helmed "D.O.A." This isn't going to be such an old-man rap album after all!


Uma Thurman Joins Girl Soldier


Kill Bill star Uma Thurman is about to take part in another fight, but this time a sword won’t be her weapon of choice. According to Variety, the actress will star in the indie drama Girl Soldier. It’s a film based on the 2004 book “Stolen Angels,” which was written by Kathy Cook. Thurman will star as “a cleric who helped rescue 140 schoolgirls abducted in Uganda.”

“Stolen Angels” takes place in 1996 and focuses on the raid of a boarding school, where young girls were kidnapped by rebels. Their intention was to turn them into prostitutes, sex slaves, and soldiers. One of the teachers at the school, Sister Caroline managed to track down the invaders base camp, and asked for the girls’ release. Over 100 girls were returned to her, and this sparked a revolution to stop not only the trafficking of children in Uganda, but all over the world. Sister Caroline involved the United Nations, The Pope, and even parents to help with her crusade over the next few years.

According to Thurman, “This is a film that had to get made,” Thurman said. “It’s beyond me that in this day and age the exploitation of child soldiers goes virtually unnoticed and unchecked by Western media.” I totally agree. There are so many disturbing things being done to children all over the world, including the U.S. Girl Soldier’s screenplay is written by Stephanie Pinola and Karen Croner.

This sounds like a good dramatic piece for Thurman. I think she’s come a long way as an actress. In her early days she was known for being just a sexy screen presence, but I’m happy that she’s grown into a talented and formidable actress. This could be great for her career.


I've never read/heard of the book, but she makes it sound really interesting. Would you see this, ONTD?
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Nas -- A Total Brut

With his pregnant estranged wife in labor, rapper Nas finally tried to get by Kelis' side at the hospital last night -- problem is, the dude was way too friggin' drunk.

After a performance in NY last night -- where he told fans he was hammered off champagne -- Nas tried to roll by Kelis' hospital room around 1 AM this morning. But we're told Nas was turned away because he was too wasted.

Kelis, the singer behind that "Milkshake" song, is still in the hospital -- 24 hours into her labor!! We're told she still has not given birth to their son, Knight.

But there's still a major issue at hand -- sources close to the situation tell TMZ the bill for Kelis' hospital stay has not yet been paid -- and because the soon-to-be-exes are still fighting over child support and baby expenses, it's unclear if Nas will fork over the cash for the cost of the baby.

We'll see if he steps up to the plate...



Nicole Richie to have another girl?

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Nicole Richie, super preggers, lunching with boyfriend and baby daddy Joel Madden in Beverly Hills. The couple was with another dude, opting to hit the posh Polo Lounge.

Nic, who hasn't officially announced her due date or her plans to find out the gender of kid No. 2, is looking large and in charge with a "high" baby bump, a fellow patron of the hotel tells us. "She must have a little over a month left."

Could Harlow be getting a younger sis? Well...

...all the myths do say high means girl, and we're told Nic has the same belly as before.

The former Paris party pal was dressed in a long purple bohemian dress, looking "healthy and glowing." Why didn't Ms. Hilton ever go this route? Oh yeah, because she's still slumming it with her Hills leftovers. We're so Team Richie—having a baby onboard totally suits her.

We hear Nicole's pregnancy cravings must be kicking in big time, 'cause the gal strolled into the fancy eatery with a Jamba Juice in hand.

"She looked really tired," our eyes tell us.

Supposedly N.R.'s BF and his male companion were chatting the whole time, while an unusually silent Nicole played on her phone. "Even Joel seemed to look a bit concerned about how worn-out she was." By the way, the word wedding was dropped at the meal.

Whose, darling? Yours? Get some rest first, girl!

As much as I want them to have a boy, another girl would be nice too. Can't wait for the name either way.

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LeBron James -- The Secret Dunk EXPOSED!

It's the footage you've been waiting for -- the tape LeBron James tried to destroy -- the moment King James gets slam dunked on by an amateur!!!!!!!!

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Here's the back story -- LeBron had a bunch of basketball prospects over at his LeBron James Skills Academy camp earlier this month.

LJ joined in on a pick-up game during the camp, when Jordan Crawford -- a 20-year-old baller from Xavier University -- got the rock and decided to go right after LeBron, soaring right over the all-star and delivering a nasty two-handed slam in front of everyone!

Several media outlets reported that LeBron and Nike -- who sponsored the camp -- sent henchmen to confiscate tapes from anyone who may have been recording the dunk, fearing the footage would cause some serious damage to LeBron's image.

But one copy survived -- and the tape proves all the reports are true ... LeBron is human after all, and Jordan Crawford was the guy who proved it.

LeBron Dunker -- 'Excited to See the Tape'

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The guy who ignited a media firestorm when the tapes of his two-handed dunk on LeBron James were confiscated is finally speaking out about our soon-to-be exposed footage of the moment he crushed King James:

Here's the official statement from Xavier sophomore Jordan Crawford: "I am excited to see the tape along with my family and Xavier teammates.

It was a great honor to be one of the 25 college players invited to the LeBron James Skill Academy and I am very appreciative of Nike for this opportunity.

Competing on the court with perhaps the best player in the world was a great experience and it's raised my level of excitement for the upcoming college basketball season."

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Chris Pine Is One Of The Carriers

Chris Pine takes time to sign autographs and pose for photos with fans as he leaves the Geffen Playhouse on Tuesday (July 21) in Westwood, Calif. The Star Trek star is currently appearing in the play Farragut North opposite Sex and the City star Chris Noth.

Below is the trailer for Chris’s upcoming movie, Carriers. The horror flick centers around four friends fleeing a viral pandemic as they soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus. Carriers opens in theaters on Friday, September 4.

SOURCE: justjared

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New Julian Plenti/Paul Banks Track

Following "Fun That We Have," another free track from Interpol frontman Paul Banks's solo debut. It's more of an explosive post-punk track than the stuttering electro-rock of that previous single, and so a little closer to the sound of his day job than the "Fun" that he has.

Click the link to listen to/download the track entitled "Games For Days" from Stereogum.

Julian Plenti Is... Skyscraper is out 8/4 via Matador.


Sounds like Interpol. I am okay with this.

ONTD's Favorite Gun Toting Man In Drag Is Back

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When Madea, America's favorite pistol-packing grandma, catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of Raymond, her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with the kids. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Mexican immigrant looking for work, moves into Apri'’s basement room. Making amends for his own troubled past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. And April soon realizes she must make the biggest choice of her life: between her old ways with Raymond and the new possibilities of family, faith... and even true love.

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skeeze-fest '09

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EXCLUSIVE! Birds Of A Feather Flock Together…Michael Lohan & Jon Gosselin Bring Their Babes To Southampton

When Michael Lohan’s dreams of reality television stardom fell through, looks like he may have found a way in the backdoor - riding off Jon Gosselin’s, of Jon And Kate + 8, coattails. Just kidding. But we really have no other explanation for why the two were spotted together in Southhampton less than an hour ago with matching “blonde bimbos in tow” as our eye witness reported. Who’s our eye witness? Twitter.

@rjhilbertiv “Just saw skeeze-fest ‘09 John Gosselin and Michael Lohan walking through Southampton with blonde bimbos in tow. 33 minutes ago from txt.”

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Jennifer's Body Soundtrack Is (not) Hipsterrific.

(Fueled By Ramen)
Available August 25th

1. Kiss With a Fist - Florence and The Machine
2. New Perspective - Panic! At The Disco
3. Teenagers - Hayley Williams
4. New In Town - Little Boots
5. Finishing School - Dashboard Confessional
6. Through The Trees - Low Shoulder
7. Time - Cute Is What We Aim For
8. I Can See Clearly - Screeching Weasel
9. Chew Me Up - Cobra Starship
10. toxic valentine - All Time Low
11. I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend - Black Kids
12. Death - White Lies
13. Celestial Crown - The Sword
14. Little Lover's So Polite - Silversun Pickups
15. Ready For The Floor - Lissy Trullie

Source: http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Atlantic-Records-1020071.html

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Bright Eyes Over Next Year?

"It does feel like it needs to stop at some point. I'd like to clean it up, lock the door, say goodbye." That's what Conor Oberst told Rolling Stone last month, talking about his musical moniker Bright Eyes.

Now, Oberst's hometown paper, The Omaha World-Herald, reports that Oberst plans to retire the Bright Eyes name after one more album.

Robb Nansel, the president of Bright Eyes' label, Saddle Creek, told the World-Herald, "I think he feels like Bright Eyes has a certain association, for better or worse. I think he's trying to distance himself a little bit from what that means to people." Nansel said that Oberst plans to record the album during the first half of next year, with a projected fall 2010 release date. So get those "The Calendar Hung Itself" live requests in ASAP.
Of course, Oberst is keeping busy no matter what name he chooses to go by. For the remainder of this year, he'll devote his time to Monsters of Folk, his supergroup with M. Ward, Jim James, and Mike Mogis. That group's debut album is out September 22 via Shangri-La in North America, Rough Trade in Europe, Spunk in Australia, and P-Vine in Japan. You can download a track from the record called "Say Please" at the Monsters of Folk website. He's also on the road with his Mystic Valley Band right now.

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Apparently everyone drinks gasoline: Jon and Kate dolls "selling like hotcakes"

Now everyone can have Jon Gosselin as a punching bag. HeroBuilders have launched a reality TV dolls section including figures of both Jon and Kate Gosselin. Not surprisingly, the now-defunct duo is selling very well.

"We get a lot of traffic because of the popularity of our website and since we put the Jon and Kate dolls up, the site's been doing fantastic,” a spokesperson for the site told RadarOnline.com exclusively. Having been on the site for less than a month, the raility tvb dolls are already the third most viewed.

“They’re selling unbelievably well,” the spokesperson added.

Jon’s doll wears a black t-shirt saying “Living The Nightmare” while Kate’s version has a white t-shirt with the words “Living The Dream.” As for why they chose Jon and Kate, the answer is obvious. “Come on! Why do you think? You’d have to be dead to not know who Jon and Kate are.”

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Colin and Anna filming

Continuing work on their new movie, Colin Farrell and Anna Friel filmed scenes for “London Boulevard” in London on Tuesday night (July 21).

Wearing a snazzy suit, the 33-year-old Irish actor and his 33-year-old English co-star chatted outside a local restaurant before rushing off to catch a cab during the night’s shoot.

And though she has to get all dressed up for her roles, Miss Friel recently admitted that she’s a value shopper, telling: “Usually you’ll see me in a dress or skirt. I love to feel feminine and you’re more likely to find me in a vintage shop or high-street one, as opposed to Gucci or Prada.”

Talking to Look magazine, Miss Friel also revealed that she’s no fan of working out, although she does exercise to keep her figure.

“I’m not a big gym fan to be honest. I do the rowing machine, walking and a bit of Pilates. On the set of ‘Land of the Lost’, Will Ferrell had a big gym workout truck on set and I had a Power Plate set up there. Without sounding rude, it’s actually a very big vibrator! But it’s like doing about 100 squats and it’s really good for your legs - and you don’t sweat,” Friel tells.
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New Namie Amuro DVD


LIVE DVD & Blu-ray
「namie amuro BEST FICTION TOUR 2008-2009」
2009.9.9 発売決定

「namie amuro BEST FICTION TOUR 2008-2009」 will be released on 9 September 2009 with both DVD and Blu-ray format. It will contain all 30 songs performed live in Taipei and comes with a bonus disc featuring behind-the-scenes and off-shoot footages of Namie in Taiwan.

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Taylor Lautner & Sara Hicks: Dating Again?

Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner and his on-and-off-again girlfriend Sara Hicks pick up some Mexican food to go at Chipotle restaurant on Wednesday afternoon (July 22) in Los Angeles.

The 17-year-old actor footed the bill as he was seen tucking some cash back into his wallet as he left the restaurant.

Taylor will make an appearance at the Comic-Con convention on Saturday to promote New Moon with his co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

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EXCLUSIVE: Sneak Peek at Taylor Lautner's InStyle Shoot

We just finished shooting Twilight's Taylor Lautner for our December issue's Man of Style feature! While we can't tell you everything the New Moon star told us about working with Kristen Stewart and transforming his body for the role just yet, here are a few choice bits to hold all you "Team Jacob" fans over 'til the issue and behind-the-scenes video come out this November.

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Jon Gosselin Fans Switch to Team Kate

Jon Gosselin just can't keep it on the down low.

Barely a month after he and Kate Gosselin announced their divorce, he's transformed from Mr. Mom to man about town so swiftly and so publicly, it's hard to believe the dude with the 22-year-old girlfriend and tight-fitting Ed Hardy t-shirts is the same dad who used to court audience sympathy on "Jon & Kate Plus 8."

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The White Stripes Movie Teaser Trailer


The White Stripes will officially debut their upcoming concert film Under Great White Northern Lights September 18th at the Toronto International Film Festival, the band revealed on their official Website. The Stripes also posted a teaser trailer for the seeming black-and-white film, which shows the duo walking down the docks of a Canadian shore as the trailer boasts “A brother and sister’s journey across the Great White North.” It looks like an old silent film, except that it’ll be fueled by rocking White Stripes performances.

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Dollhouse: Joss Whedon Talks Season Two, Reveals In How Many Episodes Amy Acker Will Be

A Guided Tour of Dollhouse Season 2
by Ileane Rudolph

Friday night sci-fi fans may have lost The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Battlestar Galactica, but Dollhouse is back for a second season (beginning September 25, 9/8c, Fox). The show’s creator Joss Whedon talked to TV Guide Magazine about what’s up with Echo (Eliza Dushku) and Paul Ballard (Tamoh Penikett) and the rest of the gang, as well as the possibility of a second edition of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

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Sienna Miller tells Aussie radio DJ to
"piss off" during On-Air rant

Sienna Miller has never made any secret of how much she loves and adores the press *coughSHEHATESTHEMcough*, and in a recent radio interview she decided to let rip after the presenter dared ask a question about her and the still-married Balthazar Getty.

The Aussie radio DJ asked Sienna how things were with her and Getty, and she flew into a rage, telling him to "piss off" and calling him a "douche bag".

When he then tried to apologise, she shouted back, "You've called us scrags, bitches, knocked-up. We are not here to talk about him [Getty]. But, yes, I know him and everything's good, thank you. What a scoop! Congratulations! You're really, really clever!"

Yikes. The actress is currently touring the globe to promote new film GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra, and has allegedly demanded nobody ask her any personal questions. Something tells us she's going to have this problem again.


*waits for [info]sekhmet2 *
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Grace Rwaramba: Michael Jackson's Nanny Returns Home

An enigmatic woman in Michael Jackson's inner circle is re-emerging just as the battle over the guardianship and paternity of his kids continues. Grace Rwaramba — the Rwandan nanny of Prince Michael I, 12; Paris Michael Katherine, 11; and Prince Michael II (known as Blanket), 7 — is the woman Jackson insiders describe as the most maternal personality the children have known. She left Jackson's employ, perhaps dismissed, last year but is now staging a comeback that may be key to the fate of the three young Jacksons. Indeed, her return to the side of the children — and the Jackson clan — may reinforce, at least in the public eye, the family's claim to being the best guarantors of the children's well-being.

Rwaramba worked for Jackson for 17 years, first as his secretary and then, after the children arrived, as their nanny. According to sources, Rwaramba is resuming the work she did throughout the children's lives. Her job ended abruptly in 2008 when she was allegedly fired by Jackson for yet-established reasons. Since his death, however, sources say Rwaramba has resumed child-caring duties at the Jackson clan's Encino, Calif., compound and was seen taking the children to Jehovah's Witness classes.

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Brad Pitt talks about atheism and his slim and sexy ~wife~, selfless humanitarian Angelina Jolie

Superstar Brad Pitt is on his way to Berlin for the premiere of Tarantino’s Hitler action comedy ‘Inglourious Basterd’.

BILD caught up with him in a tucked-away Hotel bar in southern France guarded by two bodyguards in Hawaiian shirts. Brad Pitt was dressed all in black wearing sunglasses, suede shoes, unshaven and smiling.
We both wanted a beer but the bodyguards had scared off the waiter. Highlights:

BILD: Do you believe in God?
Brad Pitt (smiling): “No, no, no!”

BILD: Is your soul spiritual?
Brad Pitt: “No, no, no! I’m probably 20% atheist and 80% agnostic. I don’t think anyone really knows. You’ll either find out or not when you get there, until then there’s no point thinking about it.

BILD: Angelina told me once about your giant bed where all eight of you snuggle up?
Brad Pitt: “Yes we have a 3 metre wide bed, but even that isn’t big enough. They all come crawling in in the morning. It’s just about surviving! We all have sleep deprivation.”

BILD: Do you find the time to make love?
Brad Pitt (looks puzzled): What?

BILD: Is it sometimes just the two of you?
Brad Pitt: “Yes we make time for ourselves. It’s very important for every relationship.”

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ABC’s Flash Forward - New Extended Promo

A couple days ago we got some new casting news and now there is a brand new extended clip for ABC’s upcoming Flash Forward. This is an almost 3-minute look at the show based (apparently rather loosely) on the Robert J. Sawyer novel of the same name.

Flash Forward premiers on September 24th at 8-9 pm (EST). It’s co-written and directed by David Goyer wrote Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and Dark City) and is produced by Marc Guggenheim (Eli Stone). It’s talented cast includes Joseph Fiennes, Sonya Walger, John Cho, Jack Davenport, Dominic Monaghan, Brian O’Byrne, Courtney B. Vance, Christine Woods, Zachary Knighton, Peyton List and Shohreh Aghdashlo.

We have a ton of Flash Forward coverage so make you check it all out!

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Kate Major: I’m Dating Jon Gosselin!

Star magazine reporter Kate Major admits to her own publication that she’s dating Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin — just five days after they were first photographed together.

“I didn’t mean it to happen, it just did,” Kate, 26, says. “I went to do a story on Jon and ended up falling for him.”

When did Jon, 32, dump 22-year-old Hailey Glassman???

Tonight, Jon and Kate 2.0 went for dinner in East Hampton with Lindsay Lohan’s father Michael — a long-time friend of Kate’s. Um, what???


Lindsay Lohan Sex Toys From Sam Ronson

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On-again/off-again girlfriend Samantha Ronson presented Lindsay Lohan with sex toys for her 23rd birthday earlier this month.

The Mean Girls starlet celebrated her big day July 2 and was delighted with the items that Sam handpicked herself, according to a new scoop from The National Enquirer.

A tabloid spywitness blabs: “Samantha presented her with a gift guaranteed to create lots of buzz – a big, brightly gift-wrapped basket of sex toys selected by herself. She spent hours shopping Hollywood’s erotic emporiums for the items.”

This isn’t the first time Lindsay’s love of sexual enhancements has made the gossip pages. Last year, it was claimed she and Samantha often went shopping for sex toys together.

Source: http://www.popcrunch.com/lindsay-lohan-sex-toys-from-sam-ronson/

Jordin Sparks' album is bombing, Demi will be #1 on Billboard 200

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Hollywood Records' newest diva could have herself a #1 album next week, though the King of Pop very much remains a factor.

Demi Lovato will have the week's top debut with her Here We Go Again album, with a total that should hit between 110-120k, but she could well lose out in the race for #1 on the HITS Album chart to Michael Jackson, whose Number Ones is currently seeing increased numbers at several accounts, thanks to a fresh round of physical product from Sony, part of the company's worldwide outlay of 15.5 million albums. See, the old machine can crank up pretty good if there's a reason to.

19/Jive/JLG's Idol winner Jordin Sparks returns with her sophomore album, Battlefield, which should do between 45-50k, good enough for a Top 10 debut.

Veteran Canadian rockers Our Lady Peace, on their own label through WMG's Independent Label Group, is looking at first-week sales between 10-15k

The market was down 7% vs. last week, down 9% vs. same week last year and still down 14% year-to-date.


'G-Force' likely to put guinea pigs atop pet list

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The Disney movie "G-Force" shows a squad of specially trained, computer-generated guinea pig spies coming to the world's rescue. After the movie comes out, though, animal activists say it will be real life guinea pigs who need rescuing.

Some guinea pig rescue groups have already posted pleas to those who might rush out to buy the furry little rodents. "I can tell you, every single rescue in the United States and abroad took a look at that movie trailer and said, 'Oh God, here we go,'" said Whitney Potsus, vice president of The Critter Connection, Inc., in Durham, Conn.

The Orange County Cavy (aka guinea pig) Haven in Costa Mesa has already posted urgent Internet pleas to parents asking them to say no when their children beg for guinea pigs, because the animals are too fragile for young children.

It's happened before. Some call it "101 Dalmations syndrome," after the live-action Disney movie that sent thousands rushing to buy the black-and-white spotted pups. When the dogs failed to act like those in the movie, families gave them up, breeders said.

The popularity of Chihuahuas soared after the movies "Legally Blonde" and "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" and when Taco Bell featured a talking one in an ad campaign. Ferrets were the animal of choice after "Along Came Polly" and guinea pigs were in demand after "Bedtime Stories."

In "G-Force," which opens Friday, Agents Juarez, Darwin and Blaster drive cars, parachute, use blowtorches, swim, talk, walk on two legs, live in tanks with mice and rats and use hamster balls, Lyn Zantow, a volunteer for the Orange County group, warns on her Web site.

In real life, guinea pigs are noisy, eat and poop all the time, require big and clean cages, don't swim and can be expensive to care for if they get sick, she said, adding that they should be kept out of the hands of young children.

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Celebrities sit courtside at football match held in The Rose Bowl

Over 81,000 people packed into the Rose Bowl Tuesday night to watch Chelsea play Inter Milan. The 2 teams, as well as AC Milan and Club America, are participating  in the World Football Challenge .

Charlize Theron was given a jersey before kick off. Not sure why but I'm going to assume it has something to do with the 2010 World Cup being held in South Africa and she is South African
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