December 31st, 2009

Film - The Old Guard

Comeback Planned for Babysitters' Club

This had better count as celeb news:

Taking a page from Broadway and George Lucas, Scholastic Inc., the children’s book publisher, is trying for a revival — with a prequel attached.

In April the company plans to reissue repackaged and slightly revised versions of the first two volumes in one of its most successful series, “The Baby-Sitters Club,” in the hopes of igniting enthusiasm in a new generation of readers. And just as Mr. Lucas brought “Star Wars” back with a whole new arc of stories that began before the original series, Scholastic is publishing a newly written prequel, “The Summer Before,” by Ann M. Martin, the original author of “The Baby-Sitters Club” books.

The move follows Scholastic’s 2008 resuscitation of “Goosebumps,” another of its most popular series. For now Scholastic and Ms. Martin only have plans for the one prequel, although the publisher will release three more reissues of the original series later next year.

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Wait, she didn't write all of them?! MY CHILDHOOD IS A LIE. But anyway, admit it: who else read 'em?
EDIT: I love how this has turned into a general books-of-our-childhood post. :D


Night out at the Laker Game

Nicole Richie is SO pretty. Nicole Richie is so cute. And the way she’s still flirting with Joel Madden after 2 years and 2 children is even cuter. Here they are last night courtside at the Laker game enjoying a date night off from their kids. Must be a relief. Of course knowing the cameras were on them obviously makes a difference. But by all accounts, there is a genuine bond between Nicole and Joel that extends beyond parenthood – right now they are solid, very happy, and there’s no Ebola influencing their lives. All good.

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Big year ahead for Nicole. She continues to promote and expand her fashion line and she’s signed a television deal with ABC to star in and produce a half hour comedy. Like scripted, not reality. You know I love Nicole. Am not sure however if she can act. A cameo is one thing. Holding the entire show together is another. But the clothes will be amazingness.

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Curves Ahead

Photographer Sølve Sundsbø teams up with V Magazine for their 63rd 'Plus Size' issue which features models of every shape and size. Models Candice Huffine, Marquita Pring, Michelle Olson, Tara Lynn, and Kasia P are shot in various swimwear and designer pieces showing off their voluptuous bodies in this editorial rightly titled "Curves Ahead."

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~*Supernatural*~ Wedding for Jared Padalecki?

So a few weeks back, Genevieve Cortese publicly set her Facebook relationship status to engaged:

Full cap, over here.

Rumors have been circulating about the two Supernatural stars since last November, though either has yet to confirm the relationship. However, in a myspace account believed to belong to Jared's cousin, the following message was recently posted:

Bethy Bow Down just got a wedding invi.! i have to go to idaho in febuary! oh joy! i dout i'll be going unless he pays for my plane ticket. ha cheap ass bitch! LOVE YOU JARED

From her myspace page over here and her twitter page. She confirmed she was his cousin on her Purevolume page, here.

This comes directly on the heels of the confirmed engagement of Padalecki's co-star, Jensen Ackles. Guess it's catching?
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Dreamworks "How To Train Your Dragon" New Trailer

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This new trailer for the upcoming HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON just appeared on the web. The story involves a teen Viking who lives on an island where fighting dragons is an everyday thing. The all-star voice talent cast includes JAY BARUCHEL ("TROPIC THUNDER"), AMERICA FERRERA ("UGLY BETTY"), GERARD BUTLER ("300") , JONAH HILL ("SUPERBAD"), CHRISTOPHER MINTZ-PLASSE ("SUPERBAD"), CRAIG FERGUSON (WHO? LOL JK) and KRISTEN WIIG ("SNL").


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Mary-Kate: Super Happy Twin

Sarah CAN Speak French

SARAH HARDING isn't a rebellious St Trinian-type at heart, according to one of her old schoolmarms.

It turns out the singer, who appeared in both recent chapters of the naughty schoolgirl films, was a saintly student.

I was shocked to discover a glowing report and these innocent school snaps of the GIRLS ALOUD star.

Young Sarah

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Peter Jackson knighted

Sir Peter Jackson has called receiving his knighthood an "incredible moment".

The honour, announced today, comes on the back of yet another box office success for Sir Peter, after his film The Lovely Bones was released on Boxing Day.
The film-maker is among five New Zealanders to become knights or dames in the New Year honours list.
Sir Peter, whose career started with the 1987 horror Bad Taste, was made a companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2002.
That followed the final in his Lord of the Rings trilogy, which won nine Academy Awards in 2004 - the most won by a single film.
In a written statement, Sir Peter called receiving the honour an "incredible moment". "I didn't think anything would surpass the 2004 Academy Awards, but I was wrong."
The honour reflected New Zealand's "film pioneers" who blazed the trail for the industry, he said.
He added that it was a tribute to his parents, Bill and Joan, "who gave me the most valuable gift of all - unqualified encouragement and unconditional support, [and] would have been beside themselves with pride at this moment".
It is understood Sir Peter is now working to adapt the Mortal Engines fantasy novels for the screen, as well as producing The Adventures of Tintin and The Hobbit. His World War II film Dambusters is due for release next year.

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Joe Jonas & Demi Lovato Up the Romance in Camp Rock 2

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Best pals Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato are headed back to the small screen for more singing and dancing in the Disney Channel sequel, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. But this time around, expect more onscreen love interests – and romances to be taken to the next level.

"There's a lot more romance with my character and even with Nick's character," Joe Jonas told PEOPLE about the highly anticipated film airing next summer. "The romance, the singing and dancing – everything is bigger and better."

In the sequel, the film follows Mitchie (played by Lovato) and Shane (played by Joe Jonas) as they return to Camp Rock for another summer of music and fun. Their love blossoms as they battle against a new state-of-the-art music camp called Camp Star that has opened across the lake.

"The romance between Shane and Mitchie is still there and it continues to grow," Jonas says. "They want to spend more time together but [finding time is a bit] difficult for them to do, because she is trying to help out the camp as much as she can."

Revisiting her breakout role was "exciting," says Lovato, 17, and starring with the Jonas Brothers again was a job that guaranteed a good time. "They are so easy to work with and we just hangout and have fun," Lovato tells PEOPLE. "They are like my brothers and they are my best friends. They always make me laugh."
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Rihanna sparks concern with new tattoo

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Rihanna had her 11th tattoo earlier this month, according to reports.

The 'Disturbia' singer unveiled yet another etching before Christmas, a message written backwards across her breast bone that reads: "Never a failure, always a lesson".

Rihanna's other body art allegedly includes a pair of pistols, the word "love" tattooed around her finger, and a skull and crossbones on the back of her leg.

"She's going too far with it," a source told Now. "She's impulsive: she goes all out for something, but when it's a tattoo, you can't take it back."

The 21-year-old has also made headlines with her hard-partying lifestyle, sparking concern that she is pushing herself too far as she embarks on a worldwide promotional tour of latest album Rated R.

"Every night's the same. She goes clubbing, downs shots and manages to stay up until the early hours," the source continued. "It's playing havoc with her sleep pattern, but she doesn't seem to care. She seems to be on a mission to drive herself into the ground."

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Mark Wahlberg still holds a grudge against David Beckham

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Mark Wahlberg has fuelled his feud with David Beckham after attacking his footballing skills.

Wahlberg, who previously made it clear he isn’t a fan of the Beckhams, clearly still holds a grudge against David Beckham for moving to LA.

Mark said: “I’m just not sure why he came to America in the first place. Man, we don’t want your soccer.

“There’s no way Americans are going to buy the idea of 90 minutes of running around without much happening. Thanks for trying guys, but we’ll stick to baseball and basketball.”

The star previously expressed his anger after David and Victoria brought media attention to his street by moving in next door.

He said: “That f***er lives down the street from me, man! He has to go back to the UK, because he has the paparazzi all over my house! The two of them – Beckham and Posh – have paparazzi everywhere.”

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Rapper Plies pays a fan's college tuition for 4 years

Plies surprised a fan at Hot 107.9 Atlanta's "Jingle Bash" this past weekend by bringing her onstage and agreeing to pay her college tuition.

His reasoning? He got criticized for throwing $50,000 to fans during the radio station's "Birthday Bash" concert earlier this year.

The fan excitedly accepted and plans to attend the University of Miami. Peep the video below.

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Jen Garner loved living in Boston

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Jennifer Garner felt less of a paparazzi target living in Boston, Massachusetts, because the photographers there were so discreet, she never knew when she had been snapped. The Hollywood star and her husband Ben Affleck relocated from Los Angeles to the East Coast over the summer 2009 while the "Pearl Harbor" actor worked on two new movies in his childhood state.

Garner admits she fast became a fan of life in Boston because their daughters Violet, four, and Seraphina, 11 months, were unaware they were ever being photographed. She tells W magazine, "There were fewer of them, and they hide behind things, so my kids aren't aware of them, which makes all the difference in the world. (In L.A.) if I try to go to the supermarket, the police come (to escort her)."

But Garner concedes she and Affleck will never be able to lead a normal life away from the spotlight. She says, "We talked forever about leaving Los Angeles, but anywhere you go some dodo is going to buy a camera and start following you."

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LAWL they fought over food.

e actor and the country music singer were allegedly often involved in arguments about picking restaurants for date nights because they have different health lifestyle. Following report that Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift ended their romance, an insider has revealed an issue that was said causing the break-up. Speaking to National Enquirer, the insider said the pair could not agree over food as they have different health lifestyle.

Lautner who is "a health nut" and has exercise regularly is said in the exact opposite of Swift who "hates the gym, takes only occasional yoga classes." Moreover, the "Twilight" hunk reportedly follows an ultra strict diet while the country music singer is allegedly anti diet.

Regarding food choice, the insider stated Swift's favorite restaurant is "the Cracker Barrel near her family's Henderson, Tenn., home and her favorite dish is their biscuits and gravy" in addition to cheeseburgers and some sweet foods. In contrary, "Lautner is very athletic and health-conscious, so he eats mostly low-fat protein like skinless chicken breasts, egg whites and vegetables and fruits."

Thus, the pair reportedly often argued about where they were going to have meal during their date nights. Additionally, the insider further claimed, "The only food option they can agree on is sushi."

Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift, who played coy about their special relationship, reportedly called it quits earlier December. "There was no chemistry," a source told Us Magazine about the twosome, who was said deciding to be friends.

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And Another! Australian musician Rowland S. Howard dies.

Australian musician Rowland S. Howard - the guitarist in Nick Cave's cult punk-era bands The Boys Next Door and The Birthday Party - died yesterday at the Austin Hospital from liver cancer. He was 50.
Howard wrote the 1979 cult hit Shivers for The Boys Next Door. He then played with Cave in The Birthday Party until the influential band split in 1983 amid turmoil and drug abuse.
Long-time friend and Birthday Party bandmate Mick Harvey, who played drums on Howard's newest, critically acclaimed solo album Pop Crimes, said Howard did not want to die.
''Sometimes people are ready to go because they have been sick for a long time, but Rowland really wanted to live.
''Things were going well for him outside of his health and he wanted to take advantage of that and he was very disappointed that he wasn't well enough to do so.''

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Is Crash the Worst Film of the Decade?

Worst Film of the Decade

The film goes about making this very dubious point in the most ham-fisted ways imaginable. The bitter, racist white cop played by Matt Dillon gets into an argument with a black insurance company employee and proceeds to tell her that his dad helped black people and calls her a lazy affirmative action hire. (This is how almost all of the interactions in the movie play out.)  Later he pulls over a black TV exec (Terrance Howard) and his wife (Thandie Newton) who are driving home from some function. It's made clear that he pulled them over because Howard is a black man driving a fancy car. Dillon revels in the skewed power dynamic of the traffic stop, antagonizing Howard and molesting  Newton while his horrified partner (Ryan Phillippe) looks on.  Later, in the movie's big action set piece, Newton's character is trapped in a burning car and -- improbably but perhaps predictably -- the first responder is Dillon, who risks his life to save her. This is supposed to be redemption for his racism and his earlier sexual assault of Newton.  (Or something.)

Before we go any further, I need to admit that several people who I love and respect actually like Crash. I need let them know that I don't hold this against them, and I still love and respect them--though, with Crash in mind, more the former than the latter.

With that said, I don't think there's a single human being in Crash. Instead you have arguments and propaganda violently bumping into each other, impressed with their own quirkiness. ("Hey look, I'm a black carjacker who resents being stereotyped.") But more than a bad film, Crash, which won an Oscar (!),  is the apotheosis of a kind of unthinking, incurious, nihilistic, multiculturalism. To be blunt, nothing tempers my extremism more than watching a fellow liberal exhort the virtues of Crash.

If you're angry about race, but not particularly interested in understanding why, you probably like Crash. If you're black and believe in the curative qualities of yet another "dialogue around race," you probably liked Crash. If you're white and voted for Barack Obama strictly because he was black, you probably liked Crash. If you've ever used the term "post-racial" or "post-black" in a serious conversation, without a hint of irony, you probably liked Crash


Agree or Disagree Ontd? What's the worst film you've seen in the past 10 years?
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Sandra Bullock Top Money-Making Movie Star of 2009; Taylor Lautner is Future Money-Maker

Sandra Bullock Top Money-Making Star of 2009

GROTON, Mass., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandra Bullock has been voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2009 in Quigley Publishing Company's 78th Annual Poll of Exhibitors and is the first female to win since Julia Roberts in 1999. Bullock is the eighth woman chosen #1 in the Poll's 78 year history. She appeared in three films in 2009, "The Blind Side," "The Proposal" and "All About Steve."

The Quigley Poll, conducted each year since 1932, is an annual survey of motion picture theatre owners and film buyers, which asks them to vote for the ten stars that they believe generated the most box-office revenue for their theatres during the year. It has been long regarded as one of the most reliable indicators of a Star's real box-office draw because the selections are done by people whose livelihood depends on choosing the films that will bring audiences to their theatres. The Quigley Poll appears annually in Quigley Publishing Company's International Motion Picture Almanac and at .

With Bullock's win, eight women have been voted the Top Money-Makers sixteen times as follows: Marie Dressler (1932, 1933), Shirley Temple (1935, 1936, 1937, 1938), Betty Grable (1943), Elizabeth Taylor (1961), Doris Day (1960, 1962, 1963, 1964), Julie Andrews (1966, 1967) and Julia Roberts. (1999)

Tom Cruise has not placed in the Poll in the last two years but he has been in the Top Ten 20 times since 1983, and been voted number one seven times. Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds and Bing Crosby have all won five times. John Wayne, Doris Day and Shirley Temple each finished first four times, but John Wayne was voted one of the Top Ten Money-Making Stars an astounding 25 times from 1949 to 1974.

Exhibitors were also asked to name the Stars of Tomorrow for 2009: one actor and one actress who they feel will be Top Money-Makers in the years to come. The 2009 winners are Carey Mulligan who had a breakthrough performance in "An Education" and was also in "Brothers" and "Public Enemies" and Taylor Lautner who scored as Jacob Black in "New Moon."

Top Ten Money-Making Stars of 2009

  1. Sandra Bullock
  2. Johnny Depp
  3. Matt Damon
  4. George Clooney
  5. Robert Downey Jr.
  6. Tom Hanks
  7. Meryl Streep
  8. Brad Pitt
  9. Shia LaBeouf
  10. Denzel Washington

Stars of Tomorrow:

Carey Mulligan

Taylor Lautner

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Kourtney Kardashian Talks Baby’s Name

She’s settling into motherhood quite nicely, and Kourtney Kardashian recently explained why she chose the name Mason Dash for her newborn son.

The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” babe revealed that what started out as merely a preference became more profound upon further examination.

“The first time I started looking at baby names, Mason was the only one I liked. It was the only one that stuck with me. Right before he was born, I told my aunt we were thinking about going with that for a name. She told me that Mason means the same thing in English that Kardashian means in Armenian — stone worker.”

She continued, “Another aunt told me my great uncle used to use the name Mason when he made dinner reservations, because Kardashian was too long. When I heard that, I thought, Oh my god, it’s meant to be.”

“Dash is not for my clothing store, as some people have suggested online. That would be stupid. Dash is short for Kardashian, and it was my father’s nickname.”


Hilary Duff Wishes Happy Holidays While Cooking+Serving Pancakes

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Okay, so the school is in the inner city and the kids that attend the school are for the most part, pretty badly off financially. Most of them don't eat breakfast or any meal really at home, so the school sometimes organizes things for the kids. Today (Dec 16) was a free pancake breakfast that was put on by the school. It's an annual event, and the organizers do it every year around Christmas. They usually try and get people from the community to come and help with the event, such as the Oilers or the Eskimos (the football team in Edmonton). For the event today, the organizers got a few Oilers to come help serve breakfast. I have no idea which Oilers, but it didn't include Comrie (so says my mother, but she doesn't know anything about hockey). Anyway, Comrie's sister was also at the event, and she brought Hialry with her. I'm pretty sure they expected Comrie's sister, but as far as I know, nobody was expecting Hilary to show up.

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Happy New Year everyone, what are your plans for tonight?!
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Kourtney Kardashian: 'Childbirth is easy'

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Kourtney Kardashian has revealed that she found labor "easy".

The reality TV star, who gave birth to first child Mason Dash Disick earlier this month, said that she could not believe how "relaxing" the experience was.

Kardashian, whose partner is Scott Disick, told Life&Style magazine: "It was surprisingly easy and just an incredible experience. I always thought your first is supposed to be really hard, but it was easy. I have an amazing doctor. He actually delivered me!

"The room environment was just so relaxing, and everyone I wanted to be there was there - Scott, my mom, and my sisters Kim and Khloe. Actually, you're only allowed to have two people in the room because of the swine flu - so we snuck Kim and Khloe in!"

She added: "It's just so indescribable. You don't get how good being a parent feels until it happens to you. We're on Mason's schedule, waking up every couple of hours to breast-feed. But it's fun to get up and see him. I miss him by the time I see him again."


Bye bye Snooki

Snooki vs. Domino's: The Pizza Giant Fires Back!

It's a war of words between Domino's Pizza and Jersey Shore's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi.

The foul-mouthed reality starlet recently told Steppin' Out magazine that she has some thoughts for Domino's, Dell, UNICO and American Family Insurance: "F--k you! If you don't want to watch, don't watch. Just shut the hell up! I'm serious...F--k you!"

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Megan Phelps-Roper Sings Gaga


@LadyGaga "Poker Face" parody by WBC is done! Lyrics: Music: sound bite

Westboro Baptist Church's Megan Phelps-Roper doesn't just think she looks like Lady Gaga, she actually does a not-terrible parody of Poker Face. (I totally LOL'd at the first "God hates you" aside.) Let's give some holiday props to the clown circus that is the Phelps family, they help us in so many ways!

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Two Videos with Community stars Yvette Nicole Brown and Donald Glover

COMMUNITY's Yvette Nicole Brown sits with Hollywood 411's Chris Harrison to talk about the show. Yvette reveals what it's like to work with comedy legend Chevy Chase and how plans to stalk Jude Law paid off.

Web Clip from the Jay Leno Show: Donald Glover's Left Over Toys ( only, sorry)

LOL, Zhu Zhu Pu Pu Platters. :D


Mistah Jackson Wants Son's Medical Records

Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, has subpoenaed medical and other records from the UCLA Medical Center because he believes the records could reveal evidence of foul play in Jackson's death -- and the subpoena has outraged MJ estate lawyers ... TMZ has learned.

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Ricky Gervais Names Arrested Development as the Best Comedy of the Decade

From his blog:

Another lovely list.

As always I'm very flattered, but it's time to do a list without my shows in it. My list. I'd obviously like to put my shows in this list too but I may be accused of being biased. (Just assume they're there, if I'm being totally honest.)

Ok. So...

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I know the vast majority of you do not want to be fully spoiled (bless you, everyone) and come to this section because we tend to tease in ways that get you excited without ruining the viewing experience.

That said, how about we play a fun little scooptastic game called The 12 Days of Lost-mas? Starting today and for the next 11 days, I will give you two scoops regarding the sixth season of Lost: one "naughty" (false) and one "nice" (true).

It's your job to play detective and sort out which ones are true. (Who said homework over the holidays wasn't a boatload of fun?!)

So, for the next 11 days, while you are hiding out from your in-laws and/or your aunt's incredible (inedible) Jell-O salad, you can come to The 12 Days of Lost-mas right here in Watch with Kristin and commune with other Lost fans to sort out which spoilers are naughty or nice.

Now, drumroll, please!

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Snooki goes natural

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Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is known for her perma-tan, heavy makeup and '60s style bouffant on MTV's "Jersey Shore," but she recently stripped down her look.
Snooki, 22, took off her face paint for the new issue of In Touch, which shows a softer side of the Jersey Girl.

But Snooki's new look isn't one she plans on keeping.
"I will not walk out of the house without makeup," she told the mag.

The reality star revealed she even packs her tools of the trade while on the move.
"I always bring that everywhere I go," she said of her bronzer and eyeliner. "I love the smoky eye. If I wasn't doing this, I'd probably want to be a makeup artist."
And Snooki is an Avon girl.

"If I go to a club and I start dancing, it'll drip down my face, but Avon stays! Some brands don't stay on that long," she says of the product her mother sells. "She also gets me a lot of bronzer, eyeliner and lip gloss from mark."
As for her signature 'do, Snooki says fans can get her poofy look with hairspray.
"If people don't have hair like mine, I suggest teasing it a lot and then just put hair spray in and a clip. It should stay," she said. "I might do a video so the whole world knows how."


nicole richie to guest judge on project runway premiere

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Celebrity guest judges will once again be in fashion on the upcoming seventh season of Project Runway.
Nicole Richie will serve as a guest judge on the season premiere of the design competition, which airs Jan. 14 (10 p.m. EST) on Lifetime.

“Nicole is a fabulous guest judge,” says Project Runway executive producer Sara Rea. “She has strong opinions and gives clear and specific constructive criticism to the designers. Also, she isn’t afraid to disagree with the other judges.”

Richie, who is also developing a potential ABC sitcom in which she would star and produce, is the latest in a line of celebrity guest judges on the show. Last season, Christina Aguilera, Rebecca Romijn, Eva Longoria Parker, Lindsay Lohan and Cindy Crawford all made appearances on the panel.

Richie — who has her own fashion line, Winter Kate, and a line of jewelry, House of Harlow 1960 — taped the premiere episode of Runway last summer before giving birth to her son Sparrow in September. Her daughter Harlow turns 2 on Jan. 11.

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Hello, Tiger? You've been dropped.

AT&T Hangs Up on Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods just got a dropped call from AT&T -- as in, "Hello, Tiger? You've been dropped."

AT&T did not explain why they're ending the sponsorship with Tiger.

The news comes in the wake of a study, which shows Tiger's sponsors took a serious financial hit after news of his infidelity became public.

Tiger had already lost a deal with Accenture.


Mike Tyson - Free at Last, Officially

Mike Tyson will not be prosecuted for allegedly punching a photog at LAX, TMZ has learned.

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The L.A. City Attorney officially rejected the case today, citing "insufficient evidence."

Tyson's lawyer, the ever-effervescent Shawn Chapman Holley, tells TMZ, "The City Attorney's office made the right decision given the harassing conduct of the paparazzo."

Tyson was arrested last month for battery after a bloody confrontation with a paparazzo outside the United terminal at LAX. Tyson claimed the photog was harassing him, his wife and child.

The photog was taken to the hospital and stitched up.

The City Attorney also declined to file charges against the photog.
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SMAP does a MJ tribute!

Wow, SMAP you are so awesome they are/were my favorite band in the 90's. I even flew to Japan to follow them on tour. They have always held MJ in high regard and never once believed in all the gossip/talk that surrounded MJ. In the video, Takuya does the moonwalk, Goro does the BAD knife fight, Nakai does the Smooth Criminal lean, Shingo tackles Thriller and Tsuyoshi.. erm, I totally forgot what Tsuyoshi did. There is a huge "Heal the World" bit at the end. LOLZ.

English subtitled stuff under the cut.
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Source: and youtube channel kikkuBvianca.

we all knew it but it's official now

David Tennant tops best Doctor Who ever poll

David Tennant, who will bow out as the 10th doctor in BBC1's Doctor Who tomorrow, is destined to be remembered as one of the best.

Tennant, who regenerates into his successor, Matt Smith, at the climax of the episode, in which he battles with the Master, was virtually unknown when he took over the role from Christopher Eccleston in 2005.

Within a year West Lothian-born Tennant was named the best doctor ever by readers of Doctor Who magazine, narrowly beating the viewers' previous all-time favourite, Tom Baker. It is a view most critics still hold today.

Tennant predicted today that viewers would be left heartbroken by the "brilliant" plot twists. "Coming to the final episodes, you [think] will these live up to one's hopes for what that finale will be?" he said.

"And then you read the script – the doctor's been told he's going to die, he knows he's going to die, so you get to play that new flavour with this character that you've got to know so well ... suddenly you're playing a man who knows his end is coming."

Tennant, 38, who returned to his classical roots last year to play Hamlet, has filmed a legal drama pilot, Rex Is Not Your Lawyer, for US TV. He will also appear in an adaptation of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men on BBC Radio 4.


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Danielle Fishel wants to be on Dancing With The Stars

Former Boy Meets World star and current The Dish host Danielle Fishel aspires to be on Dancing With The Stars in 2010.

“I’ve told them really straight forwardly that I really want to do the show, and unfortunately they’ve got thousands of other celebrities that feel the exact same way,” she tells me. “There are so many people who want to do that show because it’s a real classy show, especially for reality TV. I told them I’m interested, they know I’m interested, and hopefully one day they’ll think I’d be a good fit for the show. “

Her dream partner is Maksim.

“He is the biggest, manliest dancer they have on that show, and I think for me to have a male dance partner, I would want someone that I felt very feminine next to. I think he’s the manliest dancer on the show.”

Source: OK Magazine 

Woman to Hef: I Was Half a Virgin When I Met You!

In a lawsuit that arguably defies the very fabric of Playboy, a woman who was fired by Playboy Enterprises claims Hugh Hefner prefers younger women.

Jennifer Lewis, a former Guest Relations Coordinator for the Playboy Mansion, claims she was fired after she turned 47 and replaced by a 33-year-old woman. The suit claims Lewis, who is suing Hef as well as other Playboy big wigs, gave the defendants "over ten of the best years of her life."

Lewis claims beginning last year, she was singled out and subjected to a hostile work environment. Lewis claims it got so bad she was placed on anti-depressants.

In the lawsuit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Lewis is asking for unspecified damages.

No immediate comment from Playboy.


Celebrities in Disney! The Stories of how the celebrities like to have fun lol

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First off, I love Disney…minus the low pay but +++ on free admission and 50% off merch during the holidays. I worked at Splash Mountain, the most AWESOME ride in MK! Hell to the yea! (MINUS being termed on my last day due to a text message…lame ass shit freedom of speech is out the door…I’m not getting into it it’s just so ridiculous…but I was fired! SO!! WE GET THIS POST) On to business: Disney is the #1 theme park in the world so OF COURSE celeb’s are gonna be there!
I wish I could have taken pictures but I was on the job so I have the stories for you.

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Source: ME! and some fellow castmembers!

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RDJ - Ent Week Dec 2009

'Cause the mere thought of it makes my eyes glaze and my mouth water

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Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp: How would you get 'em together on screen?
by Mandi Bierly
Dec 28 2009 09:57 AM ET

As we were leaving Sherlock Holmes yesterday, I asked my 62-year-old mother how awesome it would be to see Robert Downey Jr. star in a movie with Johnny Depp. Her response — “I would need a tranquilizer” — wasn’t exactly a surprise. She enjoyed Sherlock Holmes and Johnny Depp’s recent Sexiest Man Alive People cover equally. But it does show the kind of massive appeal a film costarring Downey and Depp would have. So, PopWatchers, let’s pitch us some plots…

I would love to see them play two eccentric actors who get caught up in some sort of real-life espionage. (Knowing that my mother shares my love for the 1987 Shelley Long-Better Midler classic Outrageous Fortune, I’m confident she’d second this.) Though it’s tempting to give them a bromance à la Holmes and Watson, they should initially hate each other à la Tango and Cash (another reference that I’m sure would appeal to the duo). Part of me wants it to be a period film, which would give Downey and Depp even more room to play; part of me wants it set today, but penned by Steve Martin with the heightened reality of Roxanne and LA Story.

So to recap: I’m pitching Outrageous Fortune meets Tango & Cash and Roxanne, possibly in period garb.

Your turn. What’s your dream project for Downey and Depp?


Yes it's just wishful thinking but it's a nice thought to end the year with. And it may just happen in 2010, who knows? Oh, depending on where you are, may Depp and Downey Jr. greet you HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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LiLo tweeted a SEXY personal bikini pic just for you guise !!

Jetting off to the islands for the New Year’s holiday, Lindsay Lohan has opted to kick off 2010 in sunny St Barth.

Showing off her fit figure, the “Georgia Rule” actress tweeted a sexy personal bikini pic as she cruised around the Caribbean waters ahead of a scheduled appearance at Russell Simmons’ NYE bash.

Updating her fans and followers of her holiday trip, LiLo tweeted, “Starting my new year off with friends&family, the way it should be..... No boyfriends and the other drama.”

A short while later, the 23-year-old cheerfully added, “Peace and Love Mates.”

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Shia Post .

Ever the adorable couple, Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan were spotted out for a New Year’s Eve stroll in Los Angeles on Thursday (December 31).

The “Wall Street 2” co-stars giddily laughed amongst one another as they went shopping at a second-hand record store before getting a coffee pick-me-up.

Meanwhile, Miss Mulligan is expected to be quite the dominant box office force in the future, as she was predicted to be a ‘Top Money Making Star’ within a few years.

Named as one of the two “Stars of Tomorrow” by the Quigley Publishing Company’s 78th Annual Poll of Exhibitors, Carey joins “Twilight” actor Taylor Lautner in taking home this year’s honors.

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'Three Men and a Baby' Sequel in the Works

Twenty-two years after the smash hit Three Men and a Baby, Disney has plans for another sequel. Tom Selleck’s manager confirms to EW that Three Men and a Bride is in the works. Selleck, Ted Danson, and Steve Guttenberg played the three bachelors comically challenged to take care of a little girl in the first two movies. WENN first reported that Guttenberg revealed the project and implied that Selleck and Danson were also on board. (Reps for Danson have not immediately replied to requests for confirmation.) The script is currently still being written but Selleck’s manager confirms that the logline, for those who can’t guess, is essentially: The little girl gets married.


parts of the hangover reminded me of this film, tbh

Vincent Gallo playing fugitive Taliban member

Jerzy Skolimowski’s best known films are likely those he was a writer on and of these none is better known than Roman Polanski’s Knife in the Water, a great thriller that was like Dead Calm but 27 years earlier and not actually rubbish. Amongst his work as director are two films from the 70s that I found quite lastingly disturbing since my youth, the supernatural horror film The Shout and obsession thriller Deep End. More recently, you likely saw him acting in Eastern Promises, where he played Stepan, or Mars Attacks or Before Night Falls where he had smaller roles.

I’m glad to report that Jerzy Skolimowski is back on location in director mode and shooting his next film right now. The Essence of Killing “follows the story of a Taliban member who lives in Afghanistan, kills three American soldiers and then is taken captive by the Americans. He is transferred to Europe for interrogation but manages to escape from his captors and becomes an escaped convict on a continent he does not know”.

And who has Skolimowski cast as this Taliban member? Why, none other than Vincent Vito Gallo, perhaps the most head-scratch/shake inducing character in modern cinema. Just like a great one-liner, every little move Gallo makes is structured as a intriguing set-up followed by confounding pay off. When Gallo signs on to appear in a film, my ears prick up.

Reporting on the film’s production in their native Israel, Haaretz tell us that Gallo is appearing in the film alongside “two Israeli actors, Zach Cohen and Yiftach Ofir… and a third Israeli actor is currently being sought… After shooting in the Dead Sea area, the rest of the movie will be filmed in Norway and Poland”.

Further details on the film are pretty thin on the ground. Indeed, Quiet Earth have only a cut-and-paste portion of the Haaretz story and nothing else, and there’s barely another word about the picture out there. It will be interesting to see what kind of reception a film about a Taliban murderer of American soldiers receives, doubly interesting to see how Gallo reacts to any controversy.

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Jenna Jameson!

Former adult film star JENNA JAMESON is breathing a sigh of relief after her former attorneys dropped a lawsuit against her. Lawyers at Hersh, Mannis & Bogen, L.L.P filed a breach of contract suit against Jameson in September (09) alleging she failed to pay off legal bills stemming from her 2006 divorce from porn mogul Jay Grdina. They claimed the blonde owed them up to $75,000 for representing her. But now the case has been dismissed from Los Angeles Superior Court after the lawyers filed to drop the suit.

combing his hair!

Must be nice....

The Carters arrive in St. Barts...and Beyonce $2 million performance

Beyonce and hubby Jay-Z just arrived into St. Barts yesterday as she’ll be performing for a reported $2 mill for a New Year’s Even concert tonight.  Jay-Z cancelled his appearance at his BFF Lebron James‘ 25th birthday party last night in Cleveland to jet off to the French island.  We’ve got the pics of the couple chillin’ on a yacht yesterday like they love to do.

Last year, Mariah performed on the island as well for NYE for the same reported amount thanks to the Libyan dictator Colonal Gaddafi’s son Saif’s request.


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Here, have some New Year's Gay.


Where were you yesterday afternoon when a million housewives' heads exploded, as "KISH" finally hit the sheets on One Life to Live? While I have not always been on board with the handling of this story (after being fag-bashed, you made Nick a bad guy? Really?), there is no denying that HISTORY WAS MADE in one incredibly satisfying scene. There was no sugarcoating what happened here. No sir. Kyle got his ass PLOWED. God bless the Powers That Be at ABC for treating it like every other sex scene, and not letting the camera coyly settle on the candle flames and then fade to black. Watching it just now, my mouth was agape as I tried to imagine my 12-year-old self watching this. WOW. Just WOW. And to do this DURING CHRISTMAS VACATION when THE KIDS ARE AT HOME! I love it! What a great way to cap off the year!


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Law & Order To Be Renewed By NBC For 21st Season

NBC plans to bring back “Law & Order” next season, making the show the longest-running drama in TV history, [Angela Bromstad, NBC President of Primetime Programming] said.

“I’m a ‘Law & Order’ junkie,” Bromstad said. “I wouldn’t want to be responsible for not having ‘Law & Order’ break the record.”

via BusinessWeek. Twitter hat tip to @clue_bat for the heads up.

I’d been skeptical of renewal early this season based on L&O’s dreadful ratings, but they’d picked up recently to the “acceptable for Friday” levels of 1.5-1.7 for adults 18-49 suggesting another season on NBC was possible.

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Told you so.

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Criminal Minds Spin-Off in the Works and Breaking News: MGG is a fine ass man.

'Criminal Minds' Spin-Off Pilot Casts Director

The upcoming Criminal Minds spin-off, set to begin production in February, has found itself a director, and no other than the same guy who helmed the original Criminal Minds pilot that aired some four years ago.

Richard Shepard, who directed "Extreme Aggressor" on CBS' Criminal Minds, has signed on to handle the show's spin-off as well, or at least the pilot episode, Variety reports.

"The idea of coming back and doing this spinoff was exciting," Shepard said. "I was proud of that show, and I haven't directed a procedural since Criminal Minds. They came to me with this great opportunity."

Shepard, who also has in his belt the Ugly Betty pilot in addition to 30 Rock and In the Motherhood episodes, has signed a deal with CBS to direct two of the network's pilots this season. Aside from the still title-less and cast-less Criminal Minds spin-off, the other one is yet to be determined.

Just like NCIS: Los Angeles, the spin-off pilot will also double as an episode from the mothership. Called a backdoor pilot, the branch-out will center on another group of FBI profiles.

"I'm not ready yet to commit to doing a TV show for five years," he said. "This gives me the freedom to look at projects already in the system and come on with a fresh pair of eyes. So far that's worked out for me... I love doing pilots; they're like mini-movies. You get to help cast a show and set a look to it."

So far, four characters need to be cast for the Criminal Minds spin-off - Cooper, the team leader; Gina, an undercover agent; Mick, a firearms specialist; and Prophet, a born-again ex-con.

Reid and I share sentiments on this, but there you go. Any Criminal Minds without Reid sounds like a shitty idea to me.

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