January 10th, 2010

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Do the Producers Guild Nominations Foretell Oscar Bids for SciFi?

From John Scalzi's blog at amctv.com



It appears that at least some of the folks who read this column are closely following the awards and nominations that come out in advance of the Oscars. The following question popped up in my inbox:

The Producers Guild of America nominated three science fiction films for their Best Picture award. Do you think that will mean anything for the Oscars?

My answer: It might.

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Three Rivers' End Official



If it wasn't obvious already, the medical drama "Three Rivers" has been canceled, CBS Entertainment Chief Nina Tassler said Saturday, after some hesitation.

"At some point 'on hiatus' doesn't mean anything," she said.

But she added, "we were very proud of that show. Not too often do you get mail that lets you know as a network that eight lives were saved because of an organ donation program they learned about on our show."

Eight episodes of the drama aired before the show was pulled from the schedule in late November. It starred Alex O'Loughlin, Katherine Moennig and Alfre Woodard.

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First Look: "MacGruber"

Part of its 2010 preview, Universal Pictures has unveiled the first official photos from its upcoming "MacGruber" movie, based on the popular "SNL" skit that parodies "MacGyver." Check them out below:


Plot: The legendary, much decorated MacGruber (Will Forte) is pulled out of retirement as a monk in Ecuador by a colonel, who needs him once more to fight on behalf of his country. This time the mission involves going up against the evil Cunth (Val Kilmer), who has a nuclear warhead; the mission is personal because Cunth killed MacGruber's bride. Ryan Phillippe will play Piper, an Army officer forced to pair up with a reluctant MacGruber.

The new movie is directed by Jorma Taccone ("SNL") and is scheduled to hit theaters on April 16th, 2010.
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Were Matt Smith & Billie Piper an item?

As most Doctor Who fans might know, the new Doctor, twenty-seven year old Matt Smith, has worked with former "Who" companion Billie Piper in "The Ruby in the Smoke," "The Shadow in the North," and "The Secret Diary of a Call Girl." Matt has talked about how the two became "good friends" while filming, but were the two ever a couple? A photo sharing site called Rex Features have pictures dated August 2006 with the caption "Billie Piper & new boyfriend Matt Smith."

Of course, Billie had only just separated from her first husband at this time, and she is known for being affectionate ~in general~ so maybe the website just saw a photo of them holding hands and made an assumption? And neither Matt nor Billie have thus far said anything about their relationship past just being friends. Either way, it certainly is an interesting coincidence. 



Oh and if you haven't seen it, Matt & Billie in Secret Diary

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St. Pratt is milkshake sexy!!

Today is an important day in the culinary world. Stephanie Pratts created the 'Steph's Slumber Party' milkshake at Millions Of Milkshakes!!


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& she is not going to jail!
Court records show Stephanie Pratt will serve three years of informal probation after pleading no contest to a lesser charge in a drunken driving case. Pratt's attorney, Jon Artz, says the plea deal was reached because there was no evidence Pratt was driving impaired. Artz says he thinks it's a fair resolution to the case and Pratt has learned a "valuable lesson" about the dangers of drinking and driving. The records show Pratt has agreed to attend Alcoholics Anonymous classes as part of the plea agreement.
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She is also finalizing her handbag line. First she took the television world by storm, now the culinary world, and soon the fashion world!
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Taylor Lautner leaves the gym, changes into jeans, and meets a nervous fan.



Taylor Lautner sticks his tongue out as he hops into his new Audi R8 after a workout at his local gym in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon (January 9).

Later in the afternoon, the 17-year-old People’s Choice Award winner did some quick errands and snapped a few pics with a fan he met along the way.

Taylor was patient enough with the lucky fan who was so nervous taking his picture that she couldn’t get the image right until the fourth time.

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He seems nice, like he would be a good celeb to approach.

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Vampire Weekend On MTV's Unplugged



Ivy-League indie rockers Vampire Weekend refine all the energy, wit and charm of their songs for this pitch-perfect 'MTV Unplugged' performance.

And don't forget the band's newest album is out on January 12, 2010 and can be streamed on their MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/vampireweekend

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Heather Mills: I'll Only Dance In 'VEGAN' Ice Skates

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She has something of a reputation for being rather prickly - and Heather Mills has already caused ripples on the Dancing On Ice set by demanding special 'vegan' skates.

Paul McCartney's ex-wife insisted that producers on the ITV contest, which starts tonight, provide leather-free footwear in line with her strict beliefs.

So they were forced to order £200 ($320 USD) skates made from a synthetic material called Clarino.

A source said: 'Heather is adamant that she will not wear leather, which is barely a step down from fur as far as she is concerned.

'It was part of her conditions for going on the show, which also include an insistence that all her refreshments are vegan.'

PREVIEW VIDEO FOR THE SHOW WITH HER NEW SHORT HAIR STYLE (0:45, 4:20 secs in)



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Sixth Season For Supernatural??



The apocalypse may have to wait. CW boss Dawn Ostroff says Supernatural creator Eric Kripke is warming to the idea of a sixth season.

“I think he’s in that state of mind,” she says. “I had lunch with Eric the other day and he’s really excited about the show right now. I think he feels this season has been really satisfying for him. He’s certainly not running out of ideas by any stretch of the imagination.”

Ostroff, who says Kripke has been “hitting it out of the park” creatively this season, also points to Supernatural’s ratings success as proof the show has a lot of life left in it. “The ratings are up,” she says. “We have more young women coming to the show than ever before. There aren’t a lot of shows that you can say are doing better in their fifth year.”

I love this show but DNW. I was hoping they would wrap it up this season and go out on a really high note.

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queen cheryl heads to germany, on cover of glamour

Don't mention the war
Cheryl to star in German X Factor



We all know Cheryl Cole has the X Factor. So it's no surprise the next stage of her solo career is a European campaign before she has a crack at America.

And it seems the show that's made her a nationwide obsession is giving her a helping hand - in Germany! Ja, you heard me correctly. Geordie Cheryl will be ze main attraction later this month when she mentors contestants on the German version of The X Factor.

A source close to Mrs Cole reveals: "She's thrilled to start her European campaign in such a big way. The X Factor's huge in Germany. There are also plans for her to be a guest on the biggest shows there too - including Wetten Dass - they've had Madonna and all the A-List stars in the past."

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Megan Fox's New Pad

It's that time of the month ... Megan Fox recently bought a brand new house for just under $3 million.

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The gorgeous wannabe actress' new Los Feliz 4 bdrm/5 bath estate is over 4000 square feet and features a gourmet kitchen, media/pool table room, several terraces with city views and a swimming pool.

Brian Austin Green is going to be really busy keeping this place in order.
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Myleene Klass threatens intruder with knife

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Myleene Klass was said to be "aghast" and "bemused" after being warned by police for waving a knife at youths who entered her garden.

The TV star and I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! host was in the kitchen with her daughter upstairs when she spotted the teenagers peering into her window just after midnight on Friday. She grabbed a knife and banged the windows before they ran away.

Hertfordshire Police officers warned Miss Klass she should not have used a knife to scare off the youths because carrying an "offensive weapon" - even in her own home - was illegal.

Her spokesman Jonathan Shalit said the former pop singer was "utterly terrified" and was stepping up security at the property near Potters Bar.

He told the Sunday Telegraph: "Myleene was aghast when she was told that the law did not allow her to defend herself at home. All she did was scream loudly and wave the knife to try and frighten them off.

"She is not looking to be a vigilante, and has the utmost respect for the law, but when the police explained to her that even if you're at home alone and you have an intruder, you are not allowed to protect yourself, she was bemused."


Miss Klass' fiance Graham Quinn was away on business at the time of the scare.
It came amid calls for greater rights for people to defend themselves against intruders on their property.

A spokeswoman for Herts Police said no reference was made on the Klass incident report about a weapon. She said: "We got a call at 12.45am on Friday to reports of the owner of the property hearing noises outside their address. Officers were in attendance and checked the property. There was no one around although they could see footprints in the snow. Words of advice were given in relation to ensuring suspicious behaviour is reported immediately."

What would you do in this situation, ONTD??

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Numb3rs and Medium may be renewed next season

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THE SKINNY: While speaking at the start of today’s Winter TCA, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler spoke about the prognosis for Friday night shows NUMB3RS and MEDIUM and their chances of returning next season.

NUMB3RS recently completed its current season, with a slightly abbreviated order, but Tassler says don’t read anything else into that – they like the show and it’s fate is still undetermined.

“It’s being considered for next year, but we had to cut back on number of episodes to get MIAMI MEDICAL on the air,” says Tassler. “We’re changing things up [and not doing] the conventional 22 [episode] order. We had a high class problem this year. We had to get RULES [OF ENGAGEMENT] on the air and MIAMI MEDICAL on the air. NUMB3RS is absolutely being considered for next year.”


As for MEDIUM, which CBS brought over from NBC, Tassler says she’s been very happy with the performance of that show paired with the like-minded GHOST WHISPERER.

“[MEDIUM] is doing fine and it will absolutely be considered for next year,” says Tassler.

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Yay! I don't want Numb3rs to be cancelled. I'd love a seventh season.
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Zoe Saldana: ‘Sex Scene Was Cut From Avatar’

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Zoe Saldana has revealed that a sex scene was shot for Avatar — but was axed from the final movie.

The actress — who plays the character of Neytiri in the record-breaking James Cameron flick — says the steamy session was between her Na’vi character and lead Sam Worthington.
 
“If you sync to your banshee and you’re syncing to a tree, why not sync into a person?” she said. “I almost feel like you’ll have the most amazing orgasm, I guess."
 
“It was a very funny scene to shoot because there were so many technical things that sometimes you have to keep in mind that paying attention to all those might disrupt the fluidity of how a scene is supposed to take place.”
 
Cameron cut the scene, which will be included on the DVD, to protect his PG-13 rating.
 
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Torchwood roundup ~~~

Russell Tovey to join 'Torchwood' team?





John Barrowman has hinted that Russell Tovey is in line to join the Torchwood team.

The pair recently starred alongside each other in the Doctor Who Christmas special when Captain Jack and Alonso Frame met for the first time.
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Torchwood may head for the States in Season 4?


Shady source, but thought I'd add this in anyway ~~ For the lulz.

When Torchwood returns for its fourth season later this year, it may take place partially in the United States. This in response to the series growing popularity in the states, perhaps even greater than its success in its native UK. Sci Fi Pulse reports the BBC is considering an international flavor for the next adventures of Captain Jack Harkness and company.
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And finally...

Torchwood: The Musical??



It’s been revealed that Russell T Davies was approached to create a musical based on his hit BBC science fiction series Torchwood! In the updated version of The Writer’s Tale – a complex behind the scenes account of Davies time working on Doctor Who – it’s revealed that he was approached to create a musical based on Torchwood with music provided by Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus from Abba.

However, the idea never passed the concept stage so sadly fans of Torchwood won’t be heading to the West End anytime soon to see John Barrowman prancing around the stage to Dancing Queen. The possibility of a musical episode of Torchwood though has been discussed before. Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Ally McBeal are two shows that produced musical episodes during their run.

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Whibley & Lavigne Battle In Studio

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LOS ANGELES — There’s nothing like an acrimonious divorce to kill the music mojo.

Avril Lavigne’s fourth album, being produced by soon-to-be ex husband Deryck Whibley, was supposed to be released last November. Now Lavigne is saying the release is expected in “early 2010.”

But a source says it could be more like mid-2010 because the two young Canadians who moved to Hollywood four years ago, got married and then separated, can’t stand working with one another and are finding it “terribly frustrating” to finish the last few songs.

It was Lavigne, 25, who filed for divorce in September after three years of marriage to the 29-year-old Sum 41 musician, citing irreconcilable differences.

Things heated up in November when Whibley’s lawyer insisted that spousal support be included in the agreement, but Lavigne’s attorney countered she wouldn’t pay it.

The gloves are off in court — superstar Lavigne, who also has a fashion line, is worth lots and lots of dough that will have to be, under California law, divided fairly with Whibley as he has played a key role in her career.

“The uglier it gets in court, the uglier it gets in the studio,” said the source, a music agent who knows the couple. “The first eight songs, Avril and Deryck worked with a lot of love and it came easy. But there’s three or four more to do and they just ain’t feeling it.”

The pair are trying to come up with a compromise production schedule to get the acoustic album, tentatively titled Pink Crust, to market.

“It’ll be a terrific album if they can put this aside for a month or so and concentrate on what matters — the music,” said the source.

Meanwhile, as Whibley publicly squires different young models and actresses to various Hollywood hotspots, Lavigne is reportedly getting close to Latino actor Wilmer Valderrama, creator and host of the reality TV show Yo Momma, and who famously broke actress Lindsay Lohan’s heart.

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Netflix Demographics Analysis



The interactive Netflix map published in the NY Times website is incredibly cool and informative. There are tremendous differences in popularity of various DVDs between zip codes.

Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys is the number one most rented DVD in areas which are predominately black, yet not even in the top 50 of most rented DVD in non-black areas.

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Star Trek sequel gets tentative release date


It’s being reported over at ComingSoon that the highly anticipated sequel to J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek will be released the weekend of June 29th 2012, making it the only movie scheduled to come out in June of that summer.
What’s it about? Nobody knows for sure, but there is a lot speculation that the film will feature the notorious Trek baddie, Khan. A villain some cast members would like to see.
J.J. Abrams still hasn’t decided if he will direct the sequel or not. The 43-year-old is reportedly waiting for a finished script to come in before he decides if he will hop into the director’s chair. One thing is for sure. He will be back to produce the film.
Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, who wrote the first film, is also writing the script for the second, and the full cast is expected to return to reprise their roles.
In December, Avatar babe Zoe Saldana, who played Uhura in Star Trek, announced that writing duo Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci are currently in the “middle of the script” and movement on Star Trek 2 wil begin late next year.
“I spoke to J.J. [Abrams] and Bryan Burk, his producing partner at Bad Robot, and they are still in the middle of building the script with Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, and we’ll probably be going into pre-production around this time next year,” she said.


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Lindsay Lohan out & about .

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Having recently returned from her St Barts holiday getaway, Lindsay Lohan was spotted partaking in an evening on the town on Saturday (January 9).

The “Mean Girls” starlet dropped by the Hotel Cafe in West Hollywood to check out Adam Lambert, dressed in a stylish all-black wardrobe.

Making for a dramatic ending, an onlooker tells: “As Lindsay’s assistant drove away, a paparazzo was allegedly struck by her vehicle. Medics tended to the photographer, who appear to have suffered an injury to his left wrist.”

Nonetheless, LiLo was able to continue about on her way - as she wasn’t involved in the automobile run-in.

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TILA ON LARRY KING LIVE (?)

Here's an announcement from Tila's blog.

I will be on "LARRY KING LIVE" this Tuesday night to tell the world what they don't know about the "JONHSONS" and all the other so called "FRIENDS" All of your answers will be answered. Just tune in. I am tired of everyone's yapping and so is my late Fiancee. How do I know she feels this way? She always comes to me in my dreams and right now she is NOT resting in peace.


Find out why "THEY" don't want me to go on that show and WHAT "THEY" are hiding.

Say what you want, but I don't really care. I never have cared what any of you scoundrels ever had to say about me so fuck you.


I Love you Casey. This Tuesday, it's for you my Love.....

Tila

NOTE: The shitstorm that's going on in her blog comments is nothing short of astonishing. She writes so much crap there, trying to "vindicate" herself. Worth a visit for the insanity.
SOURCE: http://www.tilashotspot.buzznet.com/web/tila/journals/tilatequila/

EDIT: CONFIRMED! http://larrykinglive.blogs.cnn.com/2010/01/07/johnsons-pal-takes-a-shot-at-tequila/

EDIT 2: Tila announced that Larry King "pulled the plug" on the interview and it will NOT take place
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Ruby Rose 'engaged to Catherine McNeil'

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MTV host Ruby Rose and model Catherine McNeil are engaged, according to messages posted on Facebook and Twitter.

The Aussie pair are reportedly planning to tie the knot in Canada, where same-sex marriage is legal.

Rose hinted she was engaged with a Twitter update on January 2 that read: "So in love can't wait to spend the rest of my life with u (sic) baby".

But the Sunday Telegraph reports that she made her plans clear on her Facebook page just after Christmas.

"I'm engaged," she wrote to a friend travelling overseas.

She also changed her Facebook relationship status to: "Woof Woof Rose is engaged to Meow Meow McNeil”.

The Aussie pair have been close friends since 2002 when they both competed in a Girlfriend modelling competition.


In recent months they have reportedly been inseparable, spending Christmas together at McNeil’s family house in Queensland.

During the trip the close couple also visited theme parks and a zoo on the Gold Coast.

Rose has reportedly been engaged before — last year she told friends she would marry her then-girlfriend Lindsay Anne McMillan.


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A-Trak NOT working with Madonna

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This week, reports have been circulating that DJ, producer, and onetime Kanye West sideman A-Trak would contribute production to the next Madonna album. Speculation started when A-Trak's buddy DJ Mehdi dropped the bomb in an interview with Dummy, and it's since spread.

But in a new statement, A-Trak debunks the rumor, explaining that Mehdi was just kidding the whole time.

A-Trak says, "Those Madonna rumors started from a joke my boy DJ Mehdi made in an interview. Then it spread to Madonna fan-sites. Then the Daily Star fabricated a quote from me. Next thing you know it was on NME and MTV. I'm not opposed to the idea, but it's all fiction for now. By the way, DJ Mehdi is producing the next Britney record."

The quote the Daily Star used comes from an L.A. Times interview, and it is in reference to A-Trak's solo album, not Madonna's.

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"Glee" to get early Greenlight?

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Fans of "Glee" have reason to sing: Fox is seriously mulling the idea of giving Ryan Murphy's musical masterpiece an early season two renewal.

While not quite the no-brainer that renewing "American Idol" would be, it's been clear for weeks that "Glee" is on track to return for a second season. Its ratings are strong, the buzz is huge -- and it hasn't even moved behind "Idol" yet.

What's newsworthy here is that Fox might greenlight "Glee" up much earlier than usual in the normal network timetable. Most shows don't get the nod for a second season until May, just before upfronts. Every so often, if a show's a big hit, networks might greenlight a second season in February or March.

January pickups of new shows, however, don't happen too often. One big exception came back in 2007, when then-NBC Entertainment boss Kevin Reilly -- looking to claim some Nielsen momentum -- gave a January pickup to its then-hot "Heroes" during the TV Critics Assn. press tour. (Reilly now heads Fox Entertainment).

There'd be plenty of benefits from Fox showing its love for "Glee" earlier than usual.

For one thing, it would give Murphy time to start planning season two as soon as he can (part two of season one is just beginning production). And the entire Fox machine, from marketing to media relations, would be able to begin thinking about what's next for the show.

Fox meets reporters at this year's TCA Monday. That would be the natural time for such a pickup to be revealed, but people familiar with the situation said it's not at all certain there'll be any news by then-- and caution that networks often change their minds at the last second before press tour.

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Tila is crazy, admits to it in her latest blog

In her latest myspace update Tila calls herself Jane, one of multiple personalities who wants to kill Tila, and adresses herself in third person.
And her Twitter is suspended.

The Bio she updated:

You people probably won't even be able to read this because my page is so cluttered...sooo...imma blab a little bit here...hoping you won't read it. Here we go: i like people who are really fucked up. I mean like tormented in one way or another because then i won't feel like such a freak around those that are "normal." nerds, geeks, and freaks are all my friends. Cool people are pretty damn lame. I am very high strung and suffer from multiple personalities. Jane. She's crazy and she always wants to kill me. Tila...poor girl..she works so hard and always wants to make others happy...she deserves a break. I haven't had boyfriend for so long. I always want one, but when there is one around i run. I'm too busy. I love being in love but i hate the consequences. I do a lot of things that are self destructive. I try not to. I like being at home alone...a lot! So much more fun than surrounding myself with a bunch of wacko's out there. I am also bi-polar so that should explain my irratic postings. I like to read. I love to read. I am a nerd. I've always been a nerdy geek trapped inside a umm...woman's body. Yea....that's me. People love me for some reason. I don't know why...i do but i just say i don't know why just to be modest. I want to be a multi-millionaire by the time i reach 25 years of age. And i will.

Source: http://www.myspace.com/TilaTequila


Sorry Mod's I wrote it was a blog, it's her bio on the front page
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We Knew it Was Coming...



  NBC has just confirmed the TMZ story that Jay Leno's 10 PM show is going off the air next month when the Olympics begin.

  And as we also reported, after the Olympics, Leno will take over Conan O'Brien's time slot -- at least for the first half hour.

  NBC chairman Jeff Gaspin added that he wants to push Conan and Jimmy Fallon back an hour so    
things will go back to the way they were -- with Jay controlling 11:35 to 12:35 .... but that's not a done deal.

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(Dear NBC, please put back Law and Order SVU back on 10 pm. Thanks, A very busy college student).
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Patton Oswalt comments on the Leno/Conan shakeup.

On Friday's Comedy Death Ray Radio on Indie 103.1, the host Scott Aukerman asked Patton Oswalt his thoughts on the NBC late night shakeup:



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mods, I thought this would be interesting to post because there has been a lot of debate on the whole issue, and it's interesting to hear someone in comedy industry's take on this. This also has yet to be posted anywhere on the internet that I can find, other than the entire podcast on iTunes.
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Natalie Portman @ The Times Center




Making her way out in the Big Apple for press duties, Natalie Portman was spotted out at The Times Center in New York City on Saturday night (January 9).
 
Joined by Alan Cumming, the “V for Vendetta” beauty and her actor pal happened to be taking part in an interview during day two of the New York Times Arts and Leisure Weekend.
 
The outing comes just as rumors that “Garden State” gal is reportedly dating Benjamin Millepied hit the Internet.

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ke$ha's bad-girl act is an artistry in itself

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The party don't stop when it comes to backing up lyrics

Ke$ha comes on like a well-worn worst nightmare, her manicure chewed and her morals thoroughly compromised.

The 22-year-old music industry brat — her mom's a songwriter who raised her family in studios and dives from Los Angeles to Nashville — has irritated some critics by reinvigorating the "Girls Gone Wild" sexual recklessness of a few years back, but really her act reaches much further.

She's a classic screwball blond, brassy like Jean Harlow and saucy like Mae West. Hating Ke$ha for kicking pretty boys to the curb and vomiting in the closet of some rich kid (allegedly Paris Hilton) whose party she crashed is like saying West was too forward when she told Cary Grant to come up and see her sometime.

What makes Ke$ha interesting, though, isn't the substance of her act. It's the way she and her producers — primarily her mentor, hitmaker Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald — refashion the screwball heroine role to suit a new era of aggressive superficiality and libertine self-empowerment.

The main lyrical idea behind "Animal" — that a woman behaving like a sexist, inconsiderate male oaf turns the tables in a way that shocks but ultimately leads to freedom — is neither new nor particularly useful. But unlike many of the pop ingenues who've tried on this attitude, Ke$ha offers a thoroughly fleshed-out character to embrace or despise.

Her total commitment to the deliberately stupid script of "Animal" (one that she and her mother, who co-wrote several songs, helped devise) makes it work.

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Hollywood’s Hottest Momma’s Boys


1. Ryan Gosling

You know when you start dating someone and you spend a few hours lurking his Facebook, seeing if his ex-girlfriends are prettier/more successful than you ... but you mostly find pictures of the guy’s mom, circa 1969, in a bikini? Run for the hills! He’s a momma’s boy! Of course, there are momma’s boys who don’t necessarily go full Oedipus on you, but it’s a rocky road with badly paved sidewalks. We’re only a little concerned that our beloved Ryan Gosling spent New Year’s Eve with his mom, Donna, by his side at Las Vegas’ LAVO where Nicole Richie and Joel Madden were hosting the festivities. An eyewitness said, “He walked into the club just after midnight and headed straight to Joel’s table. His mom was close to him the whole night.” Ryan, if you needed a date, we totally would have volunteered our (full) services!


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... And Now It's Time To Cry,ONTD

Check out this preview of tonight’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, featuring David Cook and Xzibit

David assists Ty Pennington and the crew to build a new house for the Cowan family. In the preview, you meet their daughter Cory, who suffers from a congenital blood disorder. Mold in the house exacerbates her symptoms, which includes polyps in her sinuses. She raises money for cancer research on behalf of a friend who has cancer.



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Luke Castellan from Percy Jackson speaks

LOL I totally forgot to make the lj cut earlier, mods. Sorry.

Interview magazine has a new article with Jake Abel (as well as some pictures), the actor portraying Luke Castellan on the upcoming movie Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief


“Vampires are very sexy right now,” says 22-year-old Jake Abel. “It’s kind of disgusting. It’s kind of a bandwagon.” Nevertheless, if things had gone differently, the tall, strapping, blue-eyed Abel might have found himself at the center of the current Twilight-ignited storm of teenage-vampire mania: Abel actually auditioned to play Edward Cullen in Twilight (2008)—the part that would eventually go to Robert Pattinson. Needless to say, he did not get the role. “I don’t want to say I sabotaged myself, but I have a tendency to go against the grain,” says Abel of his tryout, which, he recalls, involved a perhaps too heady reading of the character. “Edward is, like, a hundred-and-something years old.

My thought was, ‘Why is this kid in high school? What would he be like when a girl walked into the room?’ ” Things, though, are about to pick up for Canton, Ohio–born Abel, with turns as a horny teen in Peter Jackson’s semi-supernatural adaptation of the Alice Sebold novel The Lovely Bones and as the sword-fighting son of the Greek god Hermes in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. “It should be interesting,” he says. “Vampires are always going to be sexy. I’m interested to see if Greek gods can be sexy, too.”

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More Details on the Conan/Leno/Fallon/Daly Late Night Clusterf&*k

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I usually don't live-blog Television Critics Association press tour panels except when they're likely to be spectacularly newsworthy, spectacularly funny, spectacularly stupid or spectacularly awkward.

No fair guessing which of those four I'm expecting from Sunday (Jan. 10) morning's NBC Executive Session featuring Jeff Gaspin (Chairman NBC Universal Television Entertainment) and Angela Bromstad (President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios).

10:01 a.m. We're getting close now. It's a fair warning that these things are almost always anti-climactic and the odds of any actual Leno/Conan announces are close to zero. "The News Is Fake, But The Squirming Is Real."

10:06 a.m. Jeff Gaspin confirms that as of February 12, "The Jay Leno Show" will no longer air in primetime. They want to keep Jay, Conan and Jimmy, but he can't announce anything formally. The ideal plan for NBC is, as has been previously reported, Jay Leno at 11:35, Conan O'Brien at 12:05 and Jimmy Fallon following there-after.

Some other info sneaks in there too, like JJ Abrams creating/directing a NBC pilot and a Heroes tidbit. No spoilers, though.

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PCD's (I mean Nicole & the back-up's) Kimberley Wyatt speaks out...



THE break-up of the PUSSYCAT DOLLS is shaping up to be one of the biggest catfights in pop.

I had a feline months ago that something explosive was going to happen - and it seems I was right.

Long-time members KIMBERLY WYATT and MELODY THORNTON are about to be sacked - and more could follow.

The pair have paid the price for clashing with top doll NICOLE SCHERZINGER and are set to be replaced by much tamer kitties.

But today in an exclusive interview, feisty Kimberly reveals she wants set up a rival band with all the Dolls - apart from Nicole.

She told me she'd got sick of the special diva treatment given to Nicole, girlfriend of F1 driver Lewis Hamilton.

She said: "I've been a Pussycat Doll for longer. She was one of the last to join.
"But we'd have to share a dressing room while Nicole would have her own
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Derek Jeter, Minka Kelly set to become Mr. and Mrs. 'November'

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Women of New York, start weeping.

After months of speculation that the Yankees' hunk and his sexy steady Minka Kelly are headed to the altar, The Post has learned that the super couple may have settled on a wedding date -- Nov. 5.

And while it may bring little solace to Jeter's legion of female admirers, fretful Yankees fans will be glad to note the date is at least two days after the World Series ends.

After getting a tip about the upcoming nuptials, The Post confirmed the date by spotting a curious entry in the official calendar at the ritzy reception palace Oheka Castle in Huntington, LI, for the first Friday in November that read simply "JETER wedding."

Page Six broke the story of their secret engagement in August. And in November, The Post also ran photos of Jeter and Kelly frolicking in the water off St. Barts -- and looking very much in love.

The sumptuous Long Island site is certainly suitable for the superstar shortstop. The opulent Oheka features a French-style chateau hotel and spa, with an exquisite main ballroom and formal gardens with eight reflecting pools and three fountains.

The castle -- the second-largest private residence in the United States -- has hosted lavish parties for royalty, Hollywood stars and heads of state for nearly a century. Teen idol Kevin Jonas was married there last month.

Oheka, known for fiercely protecting the privacy of its guests, would not comment.

But a Post reporter, posing as a bride-to-be seeking to book a wedding that weekend, was shown a scheduling calendar printout as sales manager Rick Bellando explained that the castle hosts just one wedding per day -- and the entire weekend in question was already booked.

A quick peek at the calendar revealed Jeter's name in big bold letters.

When our spy asked if couples were ever open to switching dates for money, Bellando said most were so wealthy, money was not an issue.

"I guess if it were Derek Jeter getting married, he really wouldn't care about my money," our reporter suggested, pointing to the entry.

Bellando chuckled, but quickly tried to dismiss speculation.

"Oh, that's not Derek Jeter. We wouldn't use his real name if it were. When the Jonas brother got married here last month, we used a different name."

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Princess Liza's having knee replacement surgery and can't go to the Grammys

Liza Minnelli is planning to undergo knee-replacement surgery in the next week in a New York hospital and will be unable to attend the Grammy Awards on Jan. 31, her rep tells PEOPLE.

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"Minnelli, who has been dancing on stage she was a teenager, is 63," the rep says. "She is expected to make a full recovery."

The legendary entertainer's album Liza's at the Palace, the original cast recording from her Tony-winning Broadway engagement, is nominated for best traditional pop vocal album. A DVD of the show is out Feb. 2.

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There goes my hopes for a Liza and Lady Gaga photo shoot. I'm so bummed. But I hope she'll be okay. I'm sure she will -she'll power through this like it ain't no thing.

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Joe Francis Is The Devil



'Girls Gone Wild' maker Joe Francis conceived Tila Tequila, Casey Johnson engagement video: sources

Publicity-addicted sex panther Tila Tequila is said to have had some help in luring the now-departed Casey Johnson into that video where Tequila announced they were "engaged." Some insiders believe "Girls Gone Wild" pornmeister Joe Francis was the secret architect of the sad spectacle, which they say was designed to hype Tequila's Francis-financed Web site. Tila's assistant, Jessica Cohen, insists the video "had nothing to do with 'Girls Gone Wild.'" Francis' rep didn't return calls.

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We broke the story the Jay Leno will be reclaiming his old time slot. There has been speculation that NBC exercised a loophole, which would allow the network to give Conan a portion of his time slot back (12:05-12:35) without having to pay Conan a penalty -- but sources tell us that is not the case.

We're told NBC is in breach of it's agreement with Conan by moving the start time of his show. As a result, Conan now has three options.

Option 1: Quit the show and spend the next four years at the beach. If Conan does this, our sources say NBC would have to pay him the value of his contract. We're told it's a five-year deal, worth as much as $20 million a year. With four years to go, Conan could conceivably get $80 million. But given his skin pigmentation and, possibly, his ego, the beach is unlikely.

Option 2: Go to either FOX or ABC. This is where it gets complicated. If Conan were to strike a deal with either network to do a competing show, any salary Conan pulls in would offset the obligation owed by NBC. So, for example, if Conan made $20 million a year at NBC and ABC were to pay him $15 million a year, NBC would only owe Conan $5 mil a year for the four years remaining in his contract.

Option 3: Eat crow and take the 12:05-1:05 time slot. If Conan takes this option, our sources say it's likely NBC would negotiate a new contract with the same salary Conan was getting before. Even though the salary isn't supported by the time period, it's cheaper than paying him off. NBC, we're told, prefers this option, because Conan would not be splintering Leno's rating by going to another network.

So, Conan, will it be door #1, 2 or 3?

Stay tuned ...



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Lindsay Lohan's car involved in hit and run in LA



A MEMBER of the paparazzi is suing actress Lindsay Lohan claiming her driver almost killed him in a hit and run in Los Angeles Sunday morning, TMZ reported.

Lohan’s car allegedly struck the photographer and then sped away from the scene.

The 23-year-old actor, who starred in Mean Girls, was not driving the vehicle but was inside the car at the time.

Her driver is now being deemed a person of interest in a criminal assault with a deadly weapon investigation.

TMZ reported that the incident occurred around 12:30 a.m PT in front of The Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, CA.

The photographer was injured but was reportedly not taken to hospital.

Now the photographer has told TMZ : "Of course I'm going to sue them ... but I don't care about the money."

He claims he is "lucky to be alive", especially since the driver was wearing sunglasses while driving in a dark alley.

"I want to press charges so badly ... she's going to jail,” he said.





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This Is What Happens When ONTD Has Too Many Kesha Posts

Nickelback Extend Dark Horse Tour
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Nickelback have added more dates to the 2010 North American leg of their Dark Horse tour. Nineteen new shows have been added to the run, which kicks off on April 6 at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario. The leg will now run through June.

The run begins with a few shows in Canada and then moves to the eastern portion of the U.S. The new leg adds shows in the Mid-west, West Coast and Western Canada. It will feature performances by Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown and Sick Puppies on most dates.

Nickelback is touring in support of their sixth studio album, Dark Horse. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart when it was released in late 2008.

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Fergie and Josh Duhamel Renew Wedding Vows



Nicole Forrester who?!

One has to think that was the message Josh Duhamel was trying to send last week when he surprised his wife, Fergie, with a vow renewal ceremony.

The couple, who married exactly a year ago today, wed again Wednesday, with just the two of them and a minister just outside Santa Barbara, Calif.
"It was a total surprise for Fergie," a source said.


Duhamel whisked Fergie away via private helicopter. During the 15-minute ceremony, overlooking the ocean, Fergie was "crying and very emotional."

Afterward, the couple had a romantic dinner at the resort's upscale Miro eatery, then returned via helicopter to Los Angeles with their renewed marriage.

In November, Forrester, an Atlanta stripper, alleged she had an affair with Duhamel while he was shooting the film Life As We Know It, a claim he denied.

Sources close to the couple say that enduring the ordeal, which was widely reported by celebrity gossip tabloids, actually made their marriage stronger.
Whether that's true or not, they're working hard on it!




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Mind the Crown Jewels! Prince Harry narrowly avoids a painful encounter with a pole as he leaves his favorite nightclub
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Kate Moss and Jamie Hince take a few final holiday snaps... in Phuket Airport
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Jerry Seinfeld: Jay Leno Show Was "The Right Idea at the Wrong Time

"I can't believe you held it in that long," Jerry Seinfeld said when a reporter finally interrupted a presentation of the comedian's new reality show The Marriage Ref for his take on NBC's late-night developments.

Leno leaving 10 o'clock timeslot

"I'm sure it was my fault," Seinfeld joked of The Jay Leno Show's declining ratings. "The tuxedo was way over the top," he added, referencing what he wore during his appearance on Leno's debut show.

But seriously, folks, Seinfeld does have an opinion. "I was thinking about the AOL Time Warner deal," he began. "Everyone says what a terrible deal it was... but it was the right idea, just at the wrong time. That's the way I feel about this."

What will replace Jay Leno at 10?

"I'm proud of NBC that they had the guts to try something different, and now they'll go on and try something else," he said of his favorite network.

The Marriage Ref, in which a panel of celebrities and comedians will settle the real-life arguments of married couples, will air a sneak preview on Feb. 28, immediately following the closing ceremony of the Vancouver Olympic Games on NBC.

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Film interview: Viggo Mortensen



Viggo Mortensen looks tired and a little shabby, casually dressed with long, unwashed hair, clutching a woven wool bag on the table in front of him. He looks only slightly healthier than his character, The Father, in his new film The Road, and in his current state it is easy to believe rumours he lived on the street to get into the mindset of homeless people for the role.

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214 Mexican prisoners moved for Mel Gibson film

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Mexican officials have transferred 214 detainees from a prison in the eastern state of Veracruz to make way for a Mel Gibson film, despite the protests of relatives.

Ignacio Allende prison chief Victor Gerardo Hernandez said Saturday that 1,100 detainees remained there, but did not rule out transferring more detainees to Villa Aldama penitentiary 50 kilometers (31 miles) away.

Saturday's operation lasted five hours. Military officers were deployed to keep relatives away from prisoners, who fought with police several days earlier after learning of the imminent transfer. Hundreds of family members protested the move.

In early December, Vera Cruz Governor Fidel Herrera Beltran announced the US-Australian director planned to film several scenes of his upcoming feature in the state, including at Ignacio Allende prison, a location he scouted in April.

Gibson, 53, previously directed the action-packed "Braveheart" and "The Passion of the Christ." He shot 2006's "Apocalypto" in eastern Mexico. The film was controversial in Mexico due to some bloody scenes and criticism it eclipsed the importance of the Maya civilization.

The actor-director has already visited the Allende prison, and he donated one million dollars toward hurricane relief in the Gulf of Mexico region in 2005.

Mexico's crowded prisons frequently face rioting.


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Diablo Cody talks about upcoming projects and why Jennifer's Body failed



While promoting her Showtime TV series THE UNITED STATES OF TARA at this year’s Winter TCA’s, iF caught up with screenwriter Diablo Cody to find out about her upcoming projects and to talk about the disappointing box office results for last fall’s horror-comedy JENNIFER’S BODY.

As for BREATHERS: A ZOMBIE’S LAMENT, the film is another horror-comedy written by Geoff LaTulippe based on a novel S.G. Browne in which Cody will produce.

“We have a script and I am thrilled with it and hope we can go into production with it soon,” says Cody. “It’s a zombie love story. Zombies are so hot now, but I like to think it’s about the personal side of being a zombie and being ostracized.”

Also on tap for Cody is an adaptation of the popular ‘80s teen novels SWEET VALLEY HIGH.

“I just started writing it,” says Cody. “I’m very excited about that. It’s classic ‘80s series of books about these twins Elizabeth and Jessica and it’s going to be set in the ‘80s and true to the source material.”

Last fall, JENNIFER’S BODY starring Megan Fox didn’t necessarily light the box office on fire, but Cody feels it will find its audience now that it’s on DVD.

“I want to believe deep down inside that movie will find its audience,” she says. “At the same time, many of us knew that it wasn’t going to connect which is a terrible thing to say. As much as I love that movie, and I’m incredibly proud of that movie and I will love it forever, I feel it’s very unusual and I don’t think it’s super accessible in a lot of ways. I don’t think it was a typical, mass appeal popcorn horror movie. I think it was more like an art film. I know some people would laugh at that.”

She also feels the marketing of the film excluded, surprisingly, teenage girls, which is a core target audience for most horror films.

“The marketing was a little messed up,” she admits. “It was marketed mostly to boys and I think we could have had a large female audience that was ignored. I have faith. I’m on Twitter and I get a lot of feedback from people all day. The DVD came out and I’ve heard from an avalanche of people saying ‘I didn’t think I would like this movie, and I’ve watched the DVD five times.’ Now I’m thinking, you missed it the first time around and you’re getting your opportunity to enjoy it.”

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Lady Gaga to take over Fashion Week Once Again

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Thursday, 07 January 2010 12:30

Performing at Fashion Week...

Can anyone else feel an oncoming Lady Gaga backlash? For some reason I feel like it may happen sooner rather than later. That said, for now, the bold fashionista is going non-stop. She will once again be back in New York City for fashion week festivities.  Last season, she generated no shortage of buzz by performing at the Marc Jacobs and Visionaire party, and this upcoming season the singer will, on February 10th, perform at the annual amfAR New York gala fundraiser at Cipriani 42nd Street. She will be joined by Sharon Stone, Meryl Streep, Vanessa Redgrave, Carine Roitfeld, Diane von Furstenberg, and Donna Karan, among many others at the event honoring Sir Elton John, David Furnish, and Louis Vuitton’s chairman and chief executive officer Yves Carcelle.



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Unless you view its portrayal of fundamentalist Mormon polygamists in Utah as a metaphor for all misunderstood alternative families, gay content has been somewhat slim on HBO’s Big Love — especially considering the show’s creators and executive producers, Will Scheffer and Mark V. Olsen, are life partners. But that’s about to change in season 4, which premieres Sunday, January 10, when Alby Grant finally gets a boyfriend. Having long struggled with his sexuality in secret, the power-hungry son of murdered prophet Roman Grant develops feelings for Dale Tomasson, a state-appointed trustee for the United Effort Brotherhood who’s battling his own gay demons in a reparative therapy group. Ross, a 40-year-old steadily working straight actor who also played gay in American Psycho, kisses and tells all to Advocate.com.



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Golden Globes celeb lineup set for Jan. 17 event



Christina Aguilera, Tom Hanks and Neil Patrick Harris will appear as presenters at the Golden Globe Awards.

Ricky Gervais is set to host the Jan. 17 awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The awards are given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and are seen as a predictor of how films will do at the Academy Awards in March.

Previously announced presenters at the 67th annual ceremony include Jennifer Aniston, Sophia Loren, Julia Roberts, Halle Berry, Gerard Butler, Mickey Rourke and Mel Gibson. Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio will present a special honor to Martin Scorsese.

ACTOR AWARDS

Meanwhile, Alec Baldwin, Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Sandra Bullock and Jane Lynch will take the stage at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 23.

Executive producer Jeff Margolis says the stars will serve as presenters at the 16th annual ceremony. They are also nominees.

The SAG Awards will be presented at the Shrine Exhibition Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 23. The show will air live on TNT and TBS.

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Jennifer Lopez causes controversy with IVF comments



Jennifer Lopez stars in the upcoming movie "The Back-Up Plan" about a woman who conceives twins using artificial insemination.

But Lopez told Elle magazine in their February issue that she decided to forgo in vitro fertilization treatments while trying to get pregnant herself.

“I … believe in God and I have a lot of faith in that, so I just felt like you don’t mess with things like that,” she told Elle. “And I guess deep down I really felt like either this is not going to happen for me or it is. You know what I mean? And if it is, it will. And if it’s not, it’s not going to.”

Lopez, 40, ended up having fraternal twins Emme and Max in 2008 through natural methods.

However the pop princess’s opinion that IVF is “messing” with God has irked some who underwent IVF to have children.

“She’s saying that if you deal with fertility issues then it’s because God doesn’t want you to have children and that’s offensive. In reality, if God didn’t want you to have kids then he wouldn’t have these opportunities available,” Jennifer Katz, who underwent IVF treatment in 2007, told Pop Tarts. “It’s not ‘messing’ or intruding in God’s plan, you go after things in life that you want and don’t sit back and wait for things to happen. God helps those who help themselves.”

Jerome Ballard, whose wife had IVF, said their decision to turn to reproductive assistance only made their faith stronger. “I am Catholic, but I believe in life if you want something, you have to make it happen yourself regardless of whether you believe in God,” he said. “We had faith in what we were doing, and IVF was there to help us.”

Numerous blogs have also attacked Lopez over her comments. However, two IVF proponents contacted by Pop Tarts stand by Lopez’s right to her opinion and principles.

“I can't speak about her personal choices, but I think that we live in an era of reproductive freedom and everybody is welcome to reproduce in whatever way they wish,” fertility specialist Arthur Wisot of Reproductive Partners in Southern California told Tarts. “If (Jennifer Lopez) isn't accepting it, then it may impair her ability to have children in the future, but it's based on her own moral and ethical principles.”

The American Fertility Association also stood by the starlet.

"[Jennifer Lopez] has stated that she would never consider in-vitro fertilization as an option since she is a traditionalist,” an AFA rep said. “We at the American Fertility Association, support Jennifer Lopez's right to not use in-vitro fertilization or any other form of assisted reproduction in the creation of her family, just as we also support another person's right to use this same technology."

A rep for Lopez did not respond for comment.

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Clive Owen on The Boys Are Back

The British heart-throb talks about his new film The Boys Are Back and the challenge of playing an emotional single father



A last-minute change in Clive Owen’s interview schedule moves my meeting with him forward by half an hour, meaning that I must bolt across town like Road Runner to arrive punctually for the rejigged slot. So I am hardly at my most composed as I tumble into the hotel room where the dapper 45-year-old actor is reclining in an armchair. But let’s not kid ourselves. Which male on the planet, even on a great day, even in the sharpest Ozwald Boateng number, and with the light striking his best side just so, could dream of outclassing the spiffiest man in cinema? This is, let’s not forget, the man who spent 10 years being talked up as the next James Bond, but seems somehow too smart for that slightly fogeyish role.

Owen rises to shake my hand, graciously distracting from my flustered arrival with a bright smile and some well-practised small talk. His unblinking stare can be intimidating on screen — Spike Lee cast him in the 2006 thriller Inside Man because he considered him the only actor capable of going toe-to-toe with co-star Denzel Washington — but in person he is warmth personified. He looks stylish, but relaxed, in a black suit and white shirt, and it strikes me that even his most spontaneous holiday snaps must resemble the covers of the glossier men’s monthlies. I’m reminded of an old David Mamet line: “The guy’s so cool, when he goes to bed, sheep count him.”
 
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Dana Carvey is plotting a TV comeback, partnering with scribe-turned-TV host Spike Feresten to develop and star in a new sketch comedy series for Fox.

Fox has picked up a half-hour pilot presentation for the as-yet unnamed Carvey/Feresten project, which will shoot next month. Brillstein Entertainment Partners is producing.

Carvey and Feresten are both repped by CAA."\

Carvey and Feresten are keeping mum on details for their show, but said they were looking to put a new twist on the sketch genre. The duo will write, executive produce and star in the project.

"I thought it would be a lot of fun to do a sketch comedy show," said Carvey, who came up with the show concept while meeting Feresten for coffee. "Spike and I laugh at the same stuff and share a similar sensibility."

ABC and Fox both expressed interest in the project; Carvey said the duo eventually decided that Fox's sensibility repped a better fit for what they were doing.

Project reps a quick return to Fox for Feresten, whose Saturday night yakker "Talkshow With Spike Feresten" was just recently halted by the network.

It's also a reunion for Carvey and Feresten, who worked together on "Saturday Night Live." Additionally, Feresten was a writer on Carvey's ill-fated 1996 sketch series on ABC.

Carvey and Feresten said their new show will be slightly more mainstream than projects they've worked on in the past.

"There will be more accessibility to the conceit," Carvey said. "The dryness or subversive elements will be a bit more subtle and less alternative."

The Carvey/Feresten project won't be shot on a soundstage, or in front of a live audience; the twosome plan to film it on location.

Show will also include a strong online component, they noted.

Feresten's Fox yakker, after all, launched several viral video hits (including a famous one that parodied the digital TV transition).

Carvey and one-time "Seinfeld" scribe Feresten hinted that they might enlist friends and fellow comedians to participate in the show as well.

"We have a lot of friends, and want to play with our friends," Carvey said.

Carvey's "The Dana Carvey Show," which also featured then-unknowns Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert, was recently released on DVD for the first time. Reviews, which were harsh when the show aired 14 years ago, were strong this time around -- including at least one that called the show "ahead of its time."

Carvey's recent credits include the HBO special "Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies."

Before jumping in front of the camera, Feresten's other credits included "Late Show With David Letterman" and "The Michael Richards Show."

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Brittany Murphy's Mom & Husband Fighting Over Her Estate



Brittany Murphy died virtually broke - and her financial mess has triggered a bitter feud between her husband and her heartbroken mom.

The Clueless star, who died mysteriously on Dec. 20 at age 32, owed more money than her Beverly Hills home is worth. The 8,000 square foot mansion is now occupied by her mother, Sharon, and her husband of 2 1/2 years, Simon Monjack.

"But a war has exploded over the estate, and there’s a lot of tension between them," a Hollywood insider told The Enquirer.

"Brittany died practically penniless. And now her husband wants to sell her possessions quickly, while her mother is shell-shocked over the death..."

"Poor Sharon can barely function, let alone think about selling the house or getting Brittany’s finances in order... But Simon is already pushing to sell Brittany’s possessions, including jewelry, clothes and the house.


"Sharon is appalled by his insensitivity."


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