September 7th, 2009

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Father Who Slapped 'Slumdog' Star Dies Of TB

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Mohammed Ismail, left, holds the hand of his son, Azhar, 10 - a star of Slumdog Millionaire - and his wife Shamim in the flat bought for them by the filmmakers. The picture was taken the day before his death Photograph: Gethin Chamberlain

The father of Slumdog Millionaire child star Azhar Ismail has died of tuberculosis at the family's home in Mumbai.

Mohammed Ismail's premature death will inevitably fuel the controversy surrounding the fate of the slum children who appeared in the movie, which has grossed more than £86m worldwide since its release.

He died today in the new flat bought for the family by the trust set up by director Danny Boyle. Azhar, 10, was at school at the time and did not learn of the death until he returned home in the early evening.

The failure of the children to subsequently escape the slum life has been the subject of controversy both within India and abroad.

Ismail found himself at the centre of a media storm after he was photographed slapping Azhar for refusing to talk to journalists shortly after the Oscar ceremony.

Azhar later said that the image portrayed of his father was undeserved. "I was being naughty and he slapped me like any father would. I was the one who was wrong," he said.

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I See You Bein' Fine

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Josh Hartnett and his gorgeous girlfriend, Norwegian model Sophia Lie, drop by the Thompson Chemists Pharmacy in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City on Saturday (September 5).

Josh, 31, and Sophia, 20, have been dating for several months now. They were spotted holding hands back in April.

A few months ago, Sophia shared her earliest fashion memory: “I used to go to the opera with my mom when I was five, and I remember seeing the beautiful gowns that the women would wear. It really inspired me.”

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iCarly Star Miranda Cosgrove On A Date With Someone Who Is Not David Archuleta

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Miranda Cosgrove leads out BFFs Haley Ramm and Nat Wolff from a movie theater in Studio City, Calif., on Saturday night (September 5).

The talented trio had seen All About Steve at the movies starring Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper.

Earlier in the day, Miranda and Nat met up for lunch and a bit of tennis. She tweeted, “Meeting Barb Peck for lunch and playing tennis with Nat afterwards! It’s really beautiful outside today.”



She posted a picture of her and co-star Jerry Trainor earlier today ::

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Stewart may return to ‘X-Men,’ closes door on ‘Star Trek’

A long line, something of a Dragon*Con mainstay, stretched across the third floor of Atlanta, Georgia’s, Marriott Marquis hotel, all the way into the skywalk which connects into the Hyatt Regency across the street on Saturday. Another mainstay of the convention: asking “What is this line for?” was repeatedly answered with “Patrick Stewart.”

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Merriman says he didn't hurt 'Tequila'

In his first comments regarding his arrest, Merriman says he did not assault the reality TV star and was trying to prevent Nguyen from leaving his home in an intoxicated state.

According to Merriman: "On September 6, 2009 the San Diego Sheriff's Department responded to a citizen's complaint that was initiated by Tila Nguyen (aka Tila Tequila). I was taken into custody based upon that complaint. At the time, I was concerned about her welfare given the intoxicated state she appeared to be in and I encouraged her to stay until safe transportation could be provided.

"We would all do our best to help a friend if we considered their actions to be detrimental to their personal safety
. I in no way caused any harm to Ms. Nguyen, however, paramedics were called and she was examined but no injuries were reported. She was released and has since returned to Los Angeles, California.

"There have been no charges filed against me. I want to thank the San Diego Sheriff's Department for their professionalism. I will continue to cooperate fully with the Department, and I look forward to clearing my name regarding these false allegations. I want to put this behind me so I can continue to focus on a successful season for the San Diego Chargers."

Neither Nguyen nor her representatives wanted to comment publicly.


Drew Barrymore wants to go skating with YOU!

Barrymore to host skating event in Detroit area

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Drew Barrymore wants all movie and/or roller skating fans to join her in suburban Detroit next week for a get-together in support of her new movie.

Barrymore is making her directorial debut with next month's "Whip It," which filmed scenes in Michigan and is centered around the world of roller derby.

The 34-year-old actress and filmmaker will walk the red carpet and host the skating event Sept. 11 at Bonaventure Skating Center in Farmington Hills.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own skates, or they can rent them for a fee.

Barrymore also produced and appears in "Whip It," which stars Ellen Page as a small-town Texas teenager who becomes a roller derby star.


Are you in the Detroit area going to go skating with Drew? Or are you going to pass? And for those not in the Detroit area, would you skate with her if you could? Or would you still pass?
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Sneak Preview of New KISS Stage Outfits for the "Sonic Boom" Era

Some pics have surfaced from last week's KISS photo shoot. Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer are now wearing newly-designed stage outfits (as opposed to rehashes of vintage ones) for the upcoming North American leg of the KISS ALIVE 35 World Tour. The tour is in support of the new joint Sonic Boom, which drops Oct. 6.


Marley Shelton welcomes a daughter

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It's a girl for Marley Shelton! The actress delivered daughter West Flynn on Sunday in Los Angeles, Calif., her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Baby West, who weighed in at 9 lbs. and 21 inches long, is the first child for Shelton, 35, and her husband, producer Beau Flynn.

"She's an absolutely miraculous, gorgeous bundle of pure love," Flynn said in a statement. Mother, father and baby are "doing great."

The couple, who wed in 2001, announced the pregnancy in March.

Shelton recently starred in the CBS series Eleventh Hour and can currently be seen in the film A Perfect Getaway, while Flynn's producing credits include Requiem for a Dream and The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

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22 years after death, Warhol's junk lends insight

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A cardboard lid is lifted and four archivists peer inside. A postal box from Paris. Who sent it? A piece of crusty wedding cake. Whose? Another box: $17,000 in cash. Yet another: An autographed picture of a naked Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

These are some of the many items workers have uncovered as they sift through 610 cardboard boxes, filing cabinets and even a shipping container filled with what would be considered junk by most people but has a whole different meaning since it was collected by pop artist Andy Warhol.

The archivists, hired with $600,000 from the Andy Warhol Foundation and several other smaller grants, have six years to comb through everything from taxi cab receipts to fan mail, meticulously cataloguing, photographing and, when possible, researching the often bizarre items before entering them into a database.

"He really didn't like organization and there would be several boxes going at a time," says Matt Wrbican, who is overseeing the cumbersome project.

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I love how Jackie was friends with Andy Warhol. I don't blame her, I would of been Andy's friend to and I would love to go through those boxes!
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Nimoy won't return for Star Trek Sequel; Shatner has something to say about Chris Pine

At a Dragon Con 2009 panel discussion, Leonard Nimoy revealed that he will not appear in the follow-up to J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. Appearing with William Shatner, Nimoy also took the opportunity to razz Shatner about his apparent disinterest in the movie.
There are no plans for me to return for the second movie. I think the Spock character is very well established as portrayed by Zachary Quinto. And I think if you saw the movie Bill, you'd say the same of Chris Pine.

Shatner's response? A curt "bulls**t."

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Never change, Shatner.

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Girls' Generation can't sing?

Turns out all you antis were right after all!


For the 10th Anniversary episode of "Gag Concert" which saw many special guest appearances, Girl's Generation came on as guests for the 'No Voice' corner.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the show, 'No Voice' is a segment of the show where (normally) three guys go on and sing. Two of the three are decent while the third is completely off key.

So combine that concept with 9 (well, 8. Kid leader Taeyeon couldn't make it for the recording because of ChinChin Radio) beautiful women and what do you get?

Well... I'm not sure what to make of it, but the fans ate it up! The girls performed "Genie" first, and the crowd loved it so much they shouted for an encore. The girls answered with a performance of "Girl's Generation".

You can check it out yourself below:


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Daisy Lowe for Swarovski

Now that fashion designers are on television, it’s no surprise that models like Daisy Lowe are branching out, creating a jewelery range with Swarovski.

The British model has teamed by with the luxury crystal company for a capsule line which will be available from January.

She told W: “It’s four pieces—a necklace, bracelet, ring and set of earrings. They’re kind of magical in a dark, romantic way. I’ve incorporated black and white, star and moon crystals, and multiple strands of chains. I wanted it to be about the earth, moon, and planetary movements, all that kind of weird stuff.”

The 20-year-old star, who has modeled for Chanel, Vivienne Westwood and Agent Provocateur, also refused to rule out creating a clothing collection, but admitted she has no immediate plans to do so: “I’m so in love with fashion and playing with clothes, so I would never say no to designing fashion.”

Daisy isn’t the only model to show an interest in creating accessories—last month, Amber Le Bon revealed she was considering going to university to study jewelery making. She said, “You have to take every opportunity you can. I have loads of designs on paper and there is a really good jewelery course at London’s Central Saint Martins. A friend of mine has just graduated from there, so I may look into that.”


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soundtrack of my life: lady gaga

The glamour queen tells Graeme Thomson about Bruce, her dad, and her cocaine soundtrack

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The song that takes me home ...
Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road (1975)

My father is from New Jersey and he was a huge Springsteen fan. So I'm a big fan, too. Thunder Road is our song. I've always loved this record, it's like a little movie: "The screen door slams, and Mary's dress sways ... " My father used to cry, dance with me, and then say, "When you get married and you drive off in a Cadillac, I'm going to run after you."

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"Peter Doherty? Is that who you want to be?"

Pete Doherty wanted to kill himself when he turned 30.
 The Babyshambles rocker was devastated when he reached the landmark birthday in April, and got so drunk at his party he began to think he couldn't go on.

He explained: "I had this bash in Paris and it was an absolute disgrace. I just made a bit of an idiot out of myself. We had a right old knees-up. I don't even know exactly what happened but I ended up trying to throw myself off the top of the hotel. I wasn't happy at all about being 30."

Pete eventually decided to take his frustrations out on the catering staff, much to the dismay of his friends.

He revealed to Britain's Elle magazine: "I don't normally drink that heavily. But I went through a bottle of vodka. They presented me with this cake and I pushed it in the chef's face who'd just made it for me.

"Then the chef and the security guards were chasing me around. I think I escaped unscathed. It was hilarious. I had a great night."


ASkars and Evan Rachel Wood are dating

Evan Rachel Wood and Alexander Skarsgard are dating.

Am told exclusively by an infallible source that it’s been several weeks now. And that she flew to Shreveport, Louisiana on Friday to visit him. Skarsgard is there working on Straw Dogs with Kate Bosworth. Smart Evan. Kate has a way of throwing herself inappropriately at other people’s boyfriends. See Jim Sturgess.

As for Evan and Alex – they met, of course, on the set of True Blood, and were able to keep it low key, very underground while they were in LA, never venturing out to pap friendly locations, only sighted a few times discreetly, and so far the relationship is progressing well, they’re having fun together.

What happened with Shane West?

Came and went. Two individuals going in different directions. Shane is idling. This is not attractive in the end. Believe me I know. I’ve dated my share of losers.

And Alexander Skarsgard is not a loser.

Oh ladies. Don’t hate. And stop with The Swears. Let the Twi-Hards own the market on the crazy. True Blood fans are much more sane?

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Bat For Lashes´ Natasha Khan Talks Lady Gaga, Tori Amos

There’s no doubt, in my mind, that Bat for Lashes’ Natasha Khan is one of this year’s biggest breakout music stars. Her second album, Two Suns, has actually exceeded the massive pre-release hype and her image has proven to be much more integral to her authentic aesthetic than the marketing gimmick that it first seemed to me. Now that she’s earned the buzz, let’s hear what Khan has to say about a few other top artists.

As if I wasn’t jealous of Khan enough, she told the Guardian she saw Michael Jackson in concert at nine years old. She was thrilled with Michael at the time, of course, but not so much with this year’s mainstream pop obsession: “People like [MJ] just have a high voltage running through them and you don’t see it very often. Compare it now to Lady Gaga or whatever – the latest all-singing, all-dancing sensation – and it’s like, ‘No! Not happening.’ It’s just bollocks.”

I’ve read of a bunch of interviews with Khan where she was very careful not to step on anyone’s toes, but those days are over: “I’m getting fucking tired of people saying that I sound like Tori Amos just because I play the piano,” she said. “It’s just so shallow and weird and inaccurate.” <—This.

Read the full interview here.

I love her even more now.

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ARCHITECTURE fanatic BRAD PITT has spent £50,000 building a bespoke run - for his children's gerbils.

The Hollywood heavyweight is fascinated by design and construction and personally oversaw every step of the project at his family's French estate.

It features a maze of tunnels, seesaws and platforms which makes the rodents the most pampered vermin on the planet.

In 2005 the Inglourious Basterds star had an informal apprenticeship with Frank Gehry - one of the world's top architects.

Brad helped design a development for the seafront in Hove, East Sussex, but it has not been built.

A source said: "Brad pores over architectural journals like other people pore over newspapers. He had so much fun putting the run together with his kids MADDOX, ZAHARA, SHILOH and PAX.

"It's incredibly complex and cost a lot but Brad's more than happy with any activity that can combine his two passions - his kids and architecture."

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Luxo sues Disney over Pixar's mascot

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"Luxo Jr.," the squeaky desk-lamp character created by John Lasseter more than two decades ago, is in the spotlight again -- this time under the glare of a transatlantic lawsuit.

The hopping swivel lamp has been a corporate mascot for Pixar Animation Studios since its founder created the character in 1986 for a short computer-animated movie that was nominated for an Academy Award. Lasseter was said to have based the character on his own Luxo lamp.

But Norwegian lamp maker Luxo isn't happy with how Pixar and its parent company, Walt Disney Co., are using its name.

Luxo filed a lawsuit yesterday in New York federal court against Pixar and Disney accusing the companies of infringing on its copyright by selling a limited-edition "Luxo Jr." lamp packaged with a Blu-ray version of the Disney-Pixar "Up." The complaint also cites a new attraction at Walt Disney World that is a six-foot animatronic version of the lamp.

Oslo-based Luxo said in the complaint that the Luxo name hadn't been used on Pixar and Disney products until now and that sale of the Pixar lamps would "cause devastating damage to Luxo and dilute the goodwill which Luxo has built up." The company, in business since 1939, says more than 25 million of the lamps have been sold.

A spokesman for Disney said the company had not seen the complaint and could not comment.

What I want to know why the company is suing now instead of doing it when the short came out in 1986. I know Disney is selling lamps under the company name but the article makes it sound like the company and Disney/Pixar never had any involment with one another. This whole fuckery doesn't make any sense, my bb Russell thinks
EDIT: Okay, NOW I uderstand why they didn't sue before but I still think this whole thing is stupid.

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Magazine Windfall Over Jackson Death: $55 Mil

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The death of Michael Jackson has undoubtedly been the biggest celebrity story of 2009 to date. And, according to an interesting if questionable study, magazine publishers have cashed in to the tune of $55 million on the fall of the King of Pop.
The report, released by the Magazine Information Network, estimates that publishers have sold $67 million worth of Jackson tribute issues, according to Gil Brechtel, MagNet’s president and chief executive. But Brechtel revised that figure, taking into account revenue that would have been generated by publishers’ “regular” issues.
The $55 million is actually pretty small, when you consider that virtually every single magazine publisher – from Entertainment Weekly to People to Time to Us -- rushed to their own Jacko tribute to print in the hopes of capitalizing on collectors – the magazine world’s version of ambulance chasing.
The nameless Jackson photo gallery books that are still hanging in supermarket checkouts appear to be the most egregious – one even incorrectly lists American Idol judge Randy Jackson as Michael Jackson’s brother.
This isn’t to say I blame the magazine publishers for plundering the Jacko vaults -- they could use all the incremental revenue they can get.

Newsstand sales are down more then 12 percent across the industry this year, according to circulation figures released Monday. And advertising plummeted 27.9 percent during the first half of the year – a slide as slick as the moonwalk.

As grisly as it sounds, magazine publishers can only hope for more celebrity deaths to boost their sagging fortunes.

Oliver Stone's Hugo Chavez Film Makes Venice Premiere

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez received a movie star welcome today at the Venice Film Festival, where he walked the red carpet with director Oliver Stone for the premiere of the documentary "South of the Border."

Hundreds of admirers, some chanting "president, president," gathered outside of the Casino for the leader's arrival. A few held up Venezuelan flags and a banner in Spanish that read "Welcome, president."

Chavez threw a flower into the crowd and touched his heart, and at one point took a photographer's camera to snap a picture himself. Security outside the Casino was tightened in advance of his arrival with military police checking bags.

Chavez praised Stone's work for depicting what he said were improvements made across Latin America.

"Rebirth is happening in Latin America, and Stone went to look for it and he found it," Chavez told reporters. "With his cameras and his genius, he's captured a good part of that rebirth."

Stone says "South of the Border" is meant to illustrate "the sweeping changes" in South America in recent years as a direct counterpoint to what some say is Chavez's depiction as a dictator by U.S. and European media.
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Jared Leto & his nipple out and about

Jared Leto grabs lunch with a mystery male at Malibu Country Mart on Sunday (September 6) in Malibu, Calif.

The 37-year-old actor’s movie Mr. Nobody will be shown at the Venice Film Festival on September 11 and 12. The Jaco Van Dormael-directed film also stars Diane Kruger and Sarah Polley. No word on whether Jared will be flying off to Italy for the festival or not.

Kruger has said of the movie, “Jared [weighs] 120 pounds when the movie starts, and it’s all in flashbacks. Like his memory of what would have been, what [was] not, people that he met along the way or may not have.”

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Metallica: Not just for metalheads anymore, monkeys are fans too, a new study says

Animals prefer silence or sounds of their own species to human-made music, according to a new study published in the Royal Society Biology Letters and reported by the Discovery Channel. For some reason, that incites images of gorillas shaking their fists, screaming, "Will you kids turn down that goshdarn racket!"

What's even more interesting is that researchers found monkeys reacted calmly to Metallica's music, an apparently surprising discovery.

There appeared to be little explanation as to why the primates enjoyed the heavy-metal music. We're tempted to offer some guesses pertaining to the comparative intelligence of metalheads, but we don't want to insult any of our valued readers (or, for that matter, monkeys).

The research still doesn't explain why members of two different species can appreciate Metallica and why we cringe every time someone plays "One" on "Guitar Hero."


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Would You Hit It - Piven Edition

Dedicated to dennisaurus, where are you, gurl?

Jeremy Piven at the Beach

That just doesn't look like muscle fiber in the middle of his chest, nor does it look like an open heart surgery scar.

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Would You Hit It?

Yes, in a fucking heartbeat.
Yes, but only as Ari Gold.
Yes, 10 years ago when he was hairy and bald.
Maybe, if I had a few.
Maybe, we'd have to go out for sushi first
No fucking way.
No, not even when he was hairy and bald.

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I have now removed Piven off my lust list. Ew.

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Gwyneth Paltrow: Moses is a Barcelona Baby

Gwyneth Paltrow and her son Moses, 3, catch a departing flight out of Barcelona airport on Sunday (September 6) in Spain. The 36-year-old actress had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction at the security checkpoint. Oops!

FOX is reporting that Gwyn wants to be next Martha Stewart sans jail time. Their source reveals, “Her plan is to stay visible in the occasional film, but to create products for real women. She is working on new products for her own beauty line under Estee Lauder and looking at different products for moms at home that she can tie to her website, GOOP. Her charity clothing line for ZOEtees, which will benefit Kids Company, is about to debut, and that was a major project. Other products will follow suit.”

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Blinking is ok now

Lily Allen's eyelids come out of hiding to appear with her at the Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards 2009.

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Also, I know many of us are Coco and Ice T fans. WELL GET THIS, Ashlee Simpson Wentz has MOCKED HIM on her TWITTER

"At warped tour with husband so funny the people that think ice t is cool! Wow who defines badass this is embarassing?!" -ashsimpsonwentz

The next tweet is praising him though? Idk it makes no sense. But Ice T is not standing for this. And neither am I.


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New song by LIGHTS Poxleitner!

The studio version of "The Listening" was just posted on LIGHTS MySpace page.  It's the title track from the new album "The Listening" due out September 22nd in Canada and October 8th in the U.S.  It is also featured on the Saviour EP, due out tomorrow on iTunes in the U.S.

I like it better than Saviour, but I hate the auto-tune.  :(
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KStew and friends in Vancouver

Kristen Stewart’s hair. Her real hair. Still wearing the Joan Jett mullet. Love.

It is a wig, see?

It’s a wig with a dumbass hairline they put on every day for “Bella” instead of extensions. Given Stewart’s reputation for no frills, she would probably hate extensions. After all, Kristen Stewart is no Hollywood Ebola Hilton. Or Lindsay Lohan. Good.

But fack. Was that the best wig option available? Really?

Kristen went out yesterday with Nikki Reed and Elizabeth Reaser. Shopping. And still so pretty even though she looks like she’s wearing eyeliner that she didn’t bother washing off from the night before. Oh Girlcrush, please don’t change.

Hardcore Twi-Hards of course are complaining that she should never have cut her hair in the first place because girls should only have long bouncy ringlets. Girls should also avoid pants and only take jobs as secretaries.

But enough Twi-Hardery for now…

Because this is our first glimpse at Paris Latsis, former fiancé of Hollywood Ebola Paris Hilton, the blackest of all vaginal viruses, now boyfriend of Nikki Reed, in Vancouver hanging out with his girl and her girlfriends. Judging from those sunglasses, the Infection still lingers. He’s probably wearing an Ed Hardy tee underneath that hoodie.

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The 20 Sexiest Ugly People

Beauty maybe, but sexiness is definitely in the eye of the beholder. And while beautiful people get sexiness for free (usually, anyway — check back soon for some exceptions), ugly people have to work for it. If you're plump, craggy, acne-scarred and irresistable, you've earned the hearts fluttering in your wake. We've laboriously assembled this list of definitively ugly people (physically ugly, anyway — they're beautiful on the inside, we're sure), and we're telling you we want to sample their goods. We're admitting that, look, the following people are not pretty, but that wouldn't stop us.

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Tilda Swinton is indeed damn fierce.

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Kristen Stewart Hated High School

Kristen Stewart is pleased she shot to fame at a young age - because it gave her the chance to escape the high school she hated.

The actress' debut film role came in 1999 Disney movie The Thirteenth Year and she's since gone on to make more than 20 movies, including 2008's Twilight, which shot her to worldwide stardom.

Stewart carried on her studies during the first few years of her acting career, but then dropped out to pursue movie stardom full time - relying instead on a private tutor.

The 19 year old admits she was happy to put high school behind her - because she hated it.

She says, "I was glad to leave school. I couldn't relate to kids my own age. They are mean, they don't give you a chance. I think the social aspects, I haven't missed out on. I am around people constantly. I meet hundreds of people at work. Once you have done with school, you realised it's just a smaller version of life."

But the star still remembers the bullies who made her life unbearable when they found out about her acting.

She adds ,"When I was there, I was never the type of girl to be walking around talking about acting, so I didn't get a lot of hassle until someone found out. I was trying to play it down, but I definitely got, 'Oh she's such a b**ch.' They'd never spoken to me, but instantly they were like, 'You are so rude.' I am not rude."

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Kourtney throws 'bitchfits'

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Kourtney Kardashian says she throws “bitch fits” — and they scare her boyfriend!

The 30-year-old — who is expecting her first child with partner Scott Disick — admits her hormones are affecting her temperament but she is doing her best to try not to be rude to those close to her.

“Scott keeps getting scared,” Kardashian told People magazine. “We But he’s been great with my mood swings so far. He’s like, ‘Just take a deep breath.’ He heard that with the last three months of a pregnancy you have really extreme mood swings so he was joking, ‘Oh, you’re not going to believe the mood swings!’

“If I’m just trying to pick a fight with someone and if I’m around Scott or my mom, then they’ll probably get it worst. If someone is annoying me — usually my mom — I’ll call Khloe and it’ll make me feel better because she’ll agree with me.

“I throw b***h fits. The other day, I was like, ‘This house is such a mess! Now that Scott’s living in my house, there’s stuff everywhere! We need to get it organized!’ Everything I had to do, I blamed it on Scott.”

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Tyra Banks explains 'real hair' decision

Tyra Banks has explained her decision to ditch her fake hair extensions during an upcoming episode of her CW chatshow.

The America's Next Top Model host previously declared that September 9 would be 'National Hair Day' and that she would be revealing her real locks in order to promote natural beauty.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, she said: "I feel like it's my responsibility. I've shown myself with no makeup, cellulite on my butt, untouched photos of myself, but I haven't really shown my hair.

"It's a mystery. People are like, 'Does she have any hair?' Young girls come up to me all the time and say, 'I want to look like you, be like you.' I want to show them what I really look like."

Banks will unveil her real hair on he opening episode of The Tyra Banks Show, which airs tomorrow.

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Lady GaGa Did Cocaine to The Cure

Lady GaGa has revealed how she used to consume “bags and bags of cocaine” while listening to British rock band The Cure.

The Just Dance hitmaker, real name Stefani Germanotta, says she used to sit at home and snort cocaine on her own.

“My cocaine soundtrack was The Cure,” she said. “I loved all their music, but I listened to this one song on repeat while I did bags and bags of cocaine. ‘Whatever I do/It’s not enough.’ Isn’t that funny?

“At the time I didn’t think there was anything wrong with me until my friends came over and said, ‘Are you doing this alone?’ Um, yes. Me and my mirror.”

GaGa, 23, recently revealed that she isn’t keen on her fellow celebrities.

“I prefer non-famous people who have The Fame,” she said. “I myself don’t like celebrities. It’s the idea that you can be whoever you want to be. You don’t have to be a victim of your environment. You can become the image of yourself you project, [that] you could become in the future.

“I just haven’t had an excellent personal experience with celebrities. But I’m sure there are a few lovely ones. I have made a few friends, of course.”

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Tila Tequila, The Internet Never Forgets

With all the uproar about Shawne Merriman's alleged attack on Tila "Tequila" Nguyen, sympathy naturally swung towards the tiny and seemingly helpless internet/reality "celebrity". But Amy Grindhouse took a closer look at the history of Ngyuen's twitter account to see what was really going on.

After calling the police and getting Merriman's side of the story, Nguyen denied his charge that she was drunk and he was merely trying to prevent her from leaving and had not hurt her. This is the conversation between them on the day in question:

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This throws doubt on Nguyen's charges and support's Merriman's version of the events.

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The one & only Lil’ Kim set Atlanta on fire over the weekend when she performed at Gay Black Pride. The Queen Bee did her own rendition of Justin Timberlakes “Sexyback”, before launching into Vanity 6’s “Nasty Girl”. She also put her Dancing With The Stars skills to good use by performing a raunchy Beyonce style dance routine.

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Ellen or Posh?

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He is one of most handsome men in the world, so who wouldn't want to star with David Beckham in a saucy underwear campaign?

But US talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres went one step further, photoshopping her own face over Victoria Beckham's in the couple's famous poster campaign for Emporio Armani!

David appears as a guest on the first episode of Ellen's new series, when the host and comedian revealed her cheeky joke to the football star.

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Ten TV Characters Who Need to Disappear For a While

Katherine Heigl (who still thinks she can be a big movie star after "The Ugly Truth") is taking a five-episode break from "Grey's Anatomy" in order to film a new movie called "Life as We Know It." Five episodes without any Izzie drama? That's like a dream come true. We'd love it if some of these supporting characters on other shows would also just give it a rest for five, 10, or 15 episodes.

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Arctic Monkeys: The View From... The Bank Holiday Part 1

Arctic Monkeys document some antics prior to their first UK gig since 2007.

Matt wonders how to pronounce "prole"
Nick plays dice
Alex gives a "private show" backstage


How hot are the two guys in the crowd?

Anyone going to any of the upcoming US gigs? I'll be in Oakland!

Also, this lists THE LIKE as being opener for the upcoming tour. Thoughts?

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Chance to watch The Pretty Reckless perform and meet Taylor Momsen during "Fashion's Night Out."
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Fashion’s Night Out is this Thursday, September 10th! Your favorite retailers, designers, models, and celebrities are joining forces to promote retail, restore consumer confidence, and celebrate fashion! It’s the kick-off of NYC fashion week and all of the stores are staying open until 11pm for business, cocktails, concerts, fashion shows, and more. Check out to see what your favorite designer is doing to celebrate the evening.

TEEN VOGUE is closing down Bleeker street for a fashion show and concert by Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen’s band, The Pretty Reckless. Pop-up tents, music, food, and drink will definitely make for a fabulous block party. I’ll be there, will YOU!? xx CC


Taylor Momsen also signed up to myspace recently .

Leighton Meester letting everyone know Taylor doesn't have a twitter!
tv | kosem sultan sends her regards.

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Actress Nicole Kidman and her hubby musician Keith Urban watching the fourth round match between Roger Federer (Switzerland) and Tommy Robredo (Spain) on day eight of the 2009 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 7, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

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'Twilight' fans can get happily get lost in corn

The second "Twilight" movie is arriving early in northern Utah, sort of.

The theme of Utah's largest corn maze this year is "New Moon," the sequel in the popular Twilight saga.

Although the movie doesn't arrive in theaters until Nov. 20, this 24-acre corn maze opens Sept. 24 and continues through Oct. 31.

Aerial photos show that two separate "Twilight"-themed maze patterns at Black Island Farms, 3178 S. 3000 West, have already been cut into the corn — a "Team Jacob" and a "Team Edward." (In the movie, Bella can choose Edward or Jacob as her boyfriend.)

The lettering "New moon 11-20-09" is also a part of the maze.

A side design in the corn depicts a KUTV reporter or anchorman holding a microphone. (IDEK)

GPS technology is used to cut the intricate patterns into the corn.

The idea of a corn maze is to enter and then eventually conquer the labyrinths by finding the lone exit. Getting "lost" is part of the fun.

Black Island is a working vegetable farm, with about 400 acres in cultivation, growing carrots, onions, cabbage, corn, pumpkins, squash and gourds.
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Each fall, the farm hosts a Harvest Festival and Cornfield Maze — Utah agri-tourism at its best, with hayrides, bonfires and a haunted maze. The farm also offers a tour for schoolchildren and has a farmers market.

Last year's corn maze featured a Ronald McDonald House theme.

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Manics + Shirley Bassey = fierce

Manics pen track for Dame Shirley

Welsh rock group the Manic Street Preachers are among a host of stars who have contributed songs to Dame Shirley Bassey's new record.

The Performance, her first full studio album for 20 years, also features songs by the Pet Shop Boys and Gary Barlow.

The 72-year-old last hit the charts in 2007, with an album of covers and remixes called Get The Party Started.

Her latest was produced by British composer David Arnold, who scored the last five James Bond films.

Dame Shirley famously sang three Bond themes - more than any other artist.

Talking about the new album, Arnold said: "All these songs were just songs, until Dame Shirley Bassey sang them.

"There's something about a Bassey performance that can knock the wind out of your sails, make you laugh, make you cry, let you in on the joke or be led to a more exotic place."


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Bill on Regis and Kelly

Stephen Moyer, who portrays the handsome 173 year old vampire Bill Compton on Alan Ball’s hit HBO TV vampire series True Blood was on “Live with Regis and Kelly” on Monday, September 7, 2009. Stephen was absolutely charming and delightful to watch and reinforced what True Blood fans already knew; that he is an amazingly talented actor and very down-to earth and charismatic. Enjoy the video as Kelly has fun getting kisses from him.