February 7th, 2010

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Julie Benz on 'Chelsea Lately'

The super-cute Julie Benz (currently guest-starring on "Desperate Housewives") was on "Chelsea Lately" this past week. She talks about:

-Her stint on "Housewives," including who she's making out with (SPOILERS)
-Some nerdy game called "Wolves and Villagers"
-Her role on "Dexter" (SPOILERS - you've been warned, so don't bitch me out)
-How her characters die on pretty much everything she does



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Mary-Kate: Smile

Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts voted sexiest redhead ever



Nicola Roberts has beaten stars including Lindsay Lohan, supermodel Lily Cole and Florence Welch to be voted The Sexiest Red Head of All Time.

The flame-haired Girls Aloud star has often been lambasted for her unusual appearance, but her Number One spot has proved that she has Something Kinda Ooooh.

Prince Harry was voted the sexiest man in the category and shockingly, former sexpot Lindsay Lohan has plummeted all the way down to number 10, below Desperate Housewives cougar Marcia Cross.

The nationwide poll of IMAX movie buffs was conducted to promote new movie Chasing Cotards, which tells the story of a man who is grieving for his beautiful, fiery maned lover.


The Top Ten Sexiest Red Heads of All Time are:

1: Nicola Roberts

2: Prince Harry

3: Florence Welch

4: Lily Cole

5: Queen Elizabeth I

6: Geri Halliwell

7: Nicole Kidman

8: Julianne Moore

9: Marcia Cross

10: Lindsay Lohan

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combing his hair!

Well, she's moved on pretty quick!

Madonna eyes new toyboy after being dumped by Jesus Luz


Madonna is on the trail of a new toyboy lover - after dashing Spanish model and actor Jon Kortajarena caught her eye.

Kortajarena, 24, stars in the new film A Single Man and 51-year-old Madge took a shine to him at its New York premiere.

Madonna was said to be flirting 'outrageously' - and the couple later went out to dinner with friends.

'Jon looked slightly uncomfortable with the attention but was, nonetheless, flattered,' says the source.

'She has made some enquiries about him and has found out a bit more about some of his future modelling gigs in a bid to use her influence to his advantage.


'She is going to invite him to some social events in New York.'

Meanwhile, Madonna's former love - 23-year-old Jesus Luz - is holidaying in Brazil and has risked her wrath by saying he ended their relationship.

'She's furious and feels humiliated,' says a friend. 'She feels he has her to thank for his modeling success and is calling all her designer friends, telling them not to use him.'

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he's no Jesus, but I'd hit it.
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Haylie Duff and Ashley Tisdale go out for coffee in Los Angeles 2/6



Up and getting her Saturday started early, Ashley Tisdale was spotted grabbing her usual morning coffee with Haylie Duff in Los Angeles, CA.

Following the coffee stop, the “High School Musical” babe and Haylie headed over to The Burn workout facility for an indoor cycling class.

Earlier in the week, Tizzie was all about the business as she was spotted going into some business meetings.

Keeping her followers up-to-date, the pop star tweeted, “Recorded Phineas and Ferb....off to some meetings! Can’t wait to share some exciting new stuff soon!”

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Gwen Stefani at LAX 2/6



Readying up for a departing flight, Gwen Stefani was spotted strolling barefoot through the security checkpoint at LAX Airport in Los Angeles on Saturday (February 6).

Looking impatient as her son Zuma cried in line, the pop icon took it upon herself to reach in and pull out her items before they exited the X-Ray machine’s belt as security workers looked displeased by her actions, but let her proceed so that she could comfort her baby boy.

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Looking good Gwen, that poor baby looks so sad

Nelly Furtado lands role as crazed hockey fan.



Canadian director Michael McGowan says he has written a role for Nelly Furtado into his film, Score: A Hockey Musical, which puts a music track to Canada's national game.

Furtado, the singer from Victoria, B.C., who has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, has agreed to a supporting role in the film. She'll play a zealous hockey fan.

The film, to begin shooting in Toronto this week, also stars Olivia Newton-John.

"Nelly is an incredible entertainer and, after speaking with her, I realized that she fully relished embracing her inner hockey fanatic," McGowan said in a press release on Thursday.

The Toronto filmmaker, who directed One Week and Saint Ralph, wrote both script and song lyrics for Score: A Hockey Musical.

One Week, which took in $1.3 million at the box office, counts as a Canadian film success.

Newton-John, the British and Australian actress who starred in Grease, and Canadian singer-songwriter Marc Jordan play the parents of a young hockey star, who are doubtful about the course his life is taking.

Canadian singer Hawksley Workman and singer and hockey nut Dave Bidini also have roles.

Furtado, a multiple Juno winner known internationally for hits such as Promiscuous, made her acting debut in 2007 on CSI: NY.

Score is to be shot at Toronto locations such as Nathan Phillips Square, Wychwood Park, the Art Gallery of Ontario and Weston Arena. The film will be released by Mongrel Media in Canada on Oct. 22.

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Is a new Garbage album on the way?



Shirley Manson hints at new Garbage album

Shirley Manson has hinted that her band Garbage are to release new material soon, with the singer implying that the band have been in the studio together recently.

Manson dropped the hint in a message to fans posted on her Facebook page after the Grammy awards yesterday (February 1).

Although she didn't explicitly say they band were recording together again, she did allude to bandmates Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig, the last of whom was celebrating Green Day's '21st Century Breakdown' (which he co-produced) picking up the Grammy for Best Rock Album.

"Guess who I just spent a week in the studio with?" Manson wrote, before adding, "Would you be pleased if I said one of them was called Steve and one of them was called Duke and another was a Grammy-winning producer?"

Garbage's last studio album, 'Bleed Like Me', was released in 2005.

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guillaume canet has a question for leo dicaprio

Last night Leonardo DiCaprio (along with Martin Scorsese) was a guest on French talk show Le Grand Journal, and the host asked him about Marion Cotillard, as he recently shot "Inception" with her. And then Marion's boyfriend Guillaume Canet (who's been friends with Leo for years) turned up in a video to ask him a question. AND IT WAS AWESOME.




Mods, pics from this interview were posted, but this video wasn't.
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Taylor Momsen models for New Look's S/S 10 campaign

It seems the rumours were true.... Here is your first look at Taylor Momsen modelling for New Look. As we reported last year, the Gossip Girl starlet is the new face of the retailer's spring/summer 2010 campaign, following in the footsteps of Alexa Chung and Lily Allen. The high street store's casual-yet-cool collection seems to really suit the young actress, known for her grungy, "don't give a s**t" style.
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DREA DE MATTEO IS TYPECAST, BUT SHE'S TOTES OK WITH THAT.



Drea De Matteo has revealed that she is used to being typecast.

De Matteo, who recently joined Desperate Housewives as Angie Bolen, explained that her role in The Sopranos means that she is stereotyped.

She added that she regrets working on Friends spinoff Joey because the producers just wanted an exaggerated version of her Sopranos character.

"After that I just quit for a while," she told the Daily Record. "I didn't want to act anymore. When they killed me on The Sopranos I crawled all the way to a sitcom where they really buried me.

"I felt like they wanted my character from The Sopranos but to turn her into a caricature and that made me sad. I was out of my league. I should never have been there. I come from a dramatic theatre background and they told me they wanted me to smile more and be cheerleady."

However, De Matteo added that she has learnt to love the kind of character she is expected to play.

"Whenever they want the Italian-American they call me," she said. "I'm definitely stereotyped, but I'm okay with that now - it's too much fun. I don't think anybody is ever going to call me to play someone who is mousy and demure and I'm not interested in playing the normal girl in a romantic comedy."

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I'm one of the few people who liked Drea's work on Joey. I thought she was pretty funny and made the transition to comedy well! It was neat to see a different side of her acting-wise.
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Stay Bald Chris Daughtry


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Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry attended the Creative Arts Agency Superbowl Party in Miami, Florida Last night. They’re both in town to participate in the pre-Superbowl game festivites.

Daughtry will be performing at the Superbowl Tailgate Party, outside the Sun Life Stadium before kick-off today. You can catch his performance on CBS at 3:45 pm ET.

Carrie Underwood has the big gig–performing the National Anthem before the big game today between the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts. The game starts at around 6:35 pm est. (but I’m setting my DVR a little before that just in case!)

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GO COLTS!!!!!! also FUCK YEAH THE WHO AT HALFTIME!!!!
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He doesn't need any distractions today

This edition of MTV Cribs is brought to you by Reggie Bush's Jump-off (???)


Our homie Angela Yee copped this video of Carmen Ortega–the chick who’s been claiming she’s been sleeping with Reggie Bush even while he’s been with Kim Kardashian–showing off his crib on video. Did this chick and her friend think this was the Jumpoff editon of MTV cribs or some ish? This is the description of the vid:

“so this is footage of carmen ortega in reggie bushes house after a 3 some her and her friend had with him if u look in the background u see his awards magazine covers cars motorcycles etc”

Apparently Carmen’s the reason why Kim and Reggie broke up a while back. And Carmen claims Kim was getting it in with other dudes on the side. Reggie and Kim both deny everything bout homegirl, but now this vid just so happened to be released around the same time as Super Bowl Sunday.

You slackin’ on your pimpin’ Reggie. All I know is, this ish better not F up his game today. WHO DAT!

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Warren Sapp Beat Up Some Girl

Warren Sapp Arrested for Domestic Battery

Posted Feb 6th 2010 6:05PM by TMZ Staff






Former NFL star Warren Sapp was arrested by Miami Beach police this afternoon and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery stemming from an allegedly violent confrontation with his girlfriend.

According to the Miami Beach Police Department, Sapp is accused of attacking his girlfriend of two years at around 5:00 AM Saturday at the Shore Club Hotel.

According to the arrest report, the alleged victim had "a swollen right knee and bruises on the back of her neck."

She claims Sapp allowed her to sleep in his hotel room -- then came into the room early in the morning and pulled her out of bed. The alleged victim says they began arguing about guys she was hanging out with earlier Friday night.


Sapp's girlfriend told cops that during the argument Sapp "grabbed her and began to choke her." He eventually threw her out of the room, she claims.

When cops spoke to Sapp, he told them he had allowed the woman to stay in his room -- but later on decided he wanted her to leave because "he was expecting company." He told police he was trying to help her and she fell.

Sapp is in Miami for the Super Bowl and serves as an analyst for the NFL Network and on Showtime's "Inside the NFL."

The NFL Network released a statement saying they were aware of the incident and that Sapp will not appear on the NFL Network until they review the matter.

Sapp is scheduled to co-host an event at BED Miami tonight. They tell us they haven't heard about the incident and, as of now, everything is still a go.

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Happy Superbowl Sunday... that is today right....
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  • uhuhduh

EUROVISION POST!



Last year, 23-year-old Alexander Rybak took the Eurovision song contest trophy home to Norway, and this year, one of his best friends is set to represent Norway in the International Eurovision final which will be held in Oslo, Norway.

It's unbelievable. And to see the votes be counted was absolutely fantastic. I did not dare to believe it until I heard votes from Oslo, for that is where it will most votes, says Didrik Solli-Tangen to VG Nett even after victory was assured.

22-year-old Didrik Solli-Tangen won yesterdays Norwegian finals with his song "My Heart Is Yours", and is being labeled as Norway's answer to Josh Groban with his classical trained voice.

But even though Solli-Tangen won, the forth place finalist Bjørn Johan Muri is topping the Norwegian charts with his song "Yes Man."



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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Congrats to Dear John




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ONTD, What'd You See?

Saw The Last Station last night. I thought it was ok, but the stinky old man next to me may have dampered my mood. I saw From Paris with Love at a preview screening last week, it was not so good, but I can't wait til it leaks so we can get a gif of Jonathan Rapeyes Myers snorting coke out of the vase. District B13: Ultimatum is not quite as good as the first one, but it's still awesome watching parkour for 90 minutes. Heading off to see The Lovely Bones. cya later ONTD
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More Captain America Updates

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Joe Johnston, director of the forthcoming The First Avenger: Captain America, has been doing press all day out in Los Angeles for his new movie The Wolfman and ShockTillYouDrop.com Managing Editor Ryan Rotten had a chance to talk with Johnston about the movie and what to expect.

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Erm...Robin Thicke Attempts To Dance *facepalm*

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What a sexy week it’s been for Nicki Minaj! Not only has she taken on the task of compiling a catalog of her Barbz’ boobz, she also hit up the set of The Late Show With David Letterman last night to perform “Shakin’ It 4 Daddy” with her pal Robin Thicke. We like to think they were singing that one to Dave himself.

It’s great to see Nicki attacking the mic on such a high-profile gig, because it showcases to America what we’ve known all along: this nasty ninja knows how to entertain—and how to steal the show. Watch Robin and Nicki after the jump.



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Because Joe Simpson Hasn't Created Enough Fail.....



Hollywood dad Joe Simpson has spent the last decade or more building his daughters into a media brand. Now he's back with an all-new product to push: himself.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Simpson, the father and manager of Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, has struck a deal with Nickelodeon to produce a sitcom based on his own experiences raising those daughters. The untitled project, which according to the article "centers on one of the daughters who begins imitating her father and giving life advice to other kids in her school," will focus on Simpson's pre-Hollywood career as a psychologist rather than his efforts to promote his clan.

Those efforts, of course, have been spectacularly effective, particularly on television, where daughter Jessica's MTV reality show 'Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica' turned their name into a household one. That series coincided with Ashlee's rise on '7th Heaven' and her own reality series, 'The Ashlee Simpson Show,' which allowed both sisters to capitalize on their new-found celebrity by releasing accompanying albums.

While it seems unlikely that Joe will follow in that same arc and release an album of his own, his track record does suggest the marriage with Nickelodeon could be a fruitful one; in addition to managing his daughters through their high-profile television careers, he's produced shows such as ABC's 'Women's Murder Club.' And he will be teaming with Nickelodeon veteran Tommy Lynch, who has helmed a number of successful shows for the network, including 'The Troop' and 'South of Nowhere.'

Indeed, the only loser in this deal may be Nickelodeon superstar SpongeBob SquarePants. After all, given the Simpson family's sketchy understanding of seafood, it's possible that SpongeBob may become the latest "Chicken-of-the-Sea" substitute. And we'd hate to see the little guy end up on papa Joe's plate. After all, we think he has enough problems with the paparazzi without adding spongicide to the mix.


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Let us not forget: "Jessica never tries to be sexy. … She just is sexy. If you put her in a T-shirt or you put her in a bustier, she’s sexy in both. She’s got double D’s! You can’t cover those suckers up!"
 
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Hilary Duff at the 25th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2/6



Stepping out for a weekend appearance, Hilary Duff was at the 25th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, California on Saturday night (February 6).

Clad in an interesting black frock, the “Cheaper by the Dozen” cutie posed for pictures before the Lucky Denim Modern Master Award ceremony.

At the event, Miss Duff was joined by Reese Thompson, who co-stars with her in the upcoming film “Provinces of Night”.

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Looking good Hil, except way too much black!
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Gossip Girl stars + More at 2nd annual ‘Big Game Big Give’ fundraiser 2/6



Among the many events taking place in southern Florida this weekend, the 2nd annual Big Game, Big Give fundraiser drew out top Hollywood names on Saturday night (February 6).

Hosted by Michael Bay at his Miami Beach estate, AnnaLynne McCord and Kellan Lutz were among the stars on-hand at the shindig held to benefit the Giving Fund.

Also gracing the fancy charity fete were “Gossip Girl” stars including the lovely Jessica Szohr, as well as Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick.

Rounding out the guest list were Tinseltown beauties such as “Melrose Place” actress Katie Cassidy and “Dancing with the Stars” damsel Karina Smirnoff.

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Anna's boobs look they are about to pop out anytime, Jessica has looked a lot better.
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Waste of a Superbowl Commercial

Tim Tebow's Pro Life Commercial Released


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Tim Tebow's Super Bowl ad has been rumored for weeks. The commercial, long suspected to contain a pro-life message, was protested by many women's groups, which pressured CBS not to air the ad. Planned Parenthood even released a preemptive video in response to the commercial.

After much anticipation, the first ad has now been released. (UPDATE: a second ad will air during the game.) It does not contain any overtly pro-life message and is tamer than many may have expected. The ad mostly consists of Pam Tebow, Tim's mother, talking about her son. The former Florida quarterback only speaks at the end of the commercial:

PAM TEBOW: I call him my miracle baby. He almost didn't make it into this world. I remember so many times when I almost lost him. It was so hard. Well he's all grown up now, and I still worry about his health. Everybody treats him like he's different, but to me, he's just my baby. He's my Timmy, and I love him.

TIM TEBOW: Thanks mom. Love you too.

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I hope they know no one outside of Florida really cares about Tim Tebow and no one gives a fuck that you still worry about his health. Dumbest fucking shit. Where's Betty White's Snickers commercial? And Tim was an ugly baby.
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Gaga's Viva Glam Lipstick

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Check out the first photos of the new MAC Viva Glam Gaga lipstick. It will be available to buy on March 18th and priced at $14.00. 100 percent of the proceeds from sales will go the MAC AIDS Fund.
Lady Gaga is scheduled to appear on Good Morning America and The Today Show next week to promote the new product.

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Blizzard derails Lauren Conrad’s book tour. Her great hair remains intact.

Lauren started her book tour in NYC with great hair. As the tour went on her hair kept getting fuller and shinier. By the time she reached her Boston stop, her hair had reached its full power. It became bathed in a white light which blinded all in its presence before ascending to heaven leaving Lauren standing bald in Barnes and Noble, clutching a copy of her latest book Sweet Little Lies.





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The Philadelphia and Fairfax VA stops of her Sweet Little Lies tour have been postponed due to the weather. Lauren Tweeted her disappointment to her fans.



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Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler: Together in Mexico!

Confirming reports that they’re living it up south of the border together, Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler spent quality time side by side in Los Cabos, Mexico on Saturday (February 6).

Keeping distance so as not to be photographed next to one another, the two co-stars are in Mexico to celebrate Jennifer’s 41st birthday.

Rumored to be in a relationship, “The Bounty Hunter” co-stars showed up to the Golden Globes together last month and looked to be having a great time all night.

Also on Aniston’s guest list are Courteney Cox, David Arquette and Sheryl Crow.




Jennifer Aniston traded her teeny bikini for equally ab-baring workout gear in Cabo yesterday. Courteney Cox was a bit more covered up for her exercise, while Cougar Town's newest guest star Sheryl Crow sat out the fitness portion of the vacation entirely — instead opting to stay in her bathing suit and lounge by the pool.
The trio are in Mexico ahead of Aniston's 41st birthday on Thursday, but it's not a girls trip by any means.
David Arquette of course came along and Jennifer's sexy Golden Globes date and costar Gerard Butler is also there! Whether any romance rumors are true or if it's just a friendly trip, Aniston looks like she is having a blast surrounded by people she loves in one of her favorite spots.



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You have exactly 1 month to watch these movies!

5 Oscar Movies You Haven't Seen—but Totally Should



In a bid to recapture the interest of regular folks like you and me, the Academy Awards' Best Picture category has expanded to allow for 10 competing flicks, and so a lot more films that you've probably haven't seen got nominations.

So what did you miss?

In a year where Mo'Nique, Quentin Tarantino, the Coen brothers, Sandra Bullock and a naked, 10-foot blue chick in 3D can all be mentioned in the same breath, how do you know which Oscar flicks you really should be catching up on?

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ONTD, what are your Oscar picks and what movies do you still need to see? I am dying to see A Single Man, but they haven't shown it in my town (and I don't think the screener has leaked yet) :( I had been wanting to see An Education for a long time, too, but I finally got to see it the other day, and it wasn't nearly as good as I expected.
Bey = OMGTYSOMUCH!
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AOTS Interviews Aubrey Plaza



(That chick from Parks and Recreation) A lot of people that try to be subtle with their humor really annoy me, but this whore makes it work!!! No, i'm not including bullets, it's less than five minutes long. Watch it or skip it. TRUST ME THOUGH, it's actually kinda funny..but then again, I laugh at almost anything so...yeah.

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Puppy Bowl VI!



The 2010 Puppy Bowl is being advertised as the best Puppy Bowl yet. Puppy Bowl 2010 gets its start at the 3:00 p.m. PST (6:00 p.m. EST) on Sunday, February 7th, with the network hoping that viewers will want something other than football on Sunday. Puppy Bowl VI will be shown on Animal Planet for the sixth straight year, as the network continues its innovative approach to programming on Super Bowl Sunday. On a day where a football game presents the most watched television program of the year, it's often tough for the other networks to try and compete, so when one of them comes up with something original like this it is often a great thing.

For those that have not seen a Puppy Bowl before, it is where Animal Planet creates a small stadium-like construction where they let puppies frolic together on Super Bowl Sunday. All of the animals that are displayed during the day come from shelters, and the Puppy Bowl serves as a great place for these cute puppies to find a new home. It has become very successful for the Animal Planet over the years, and it has certainly found a lot of homes for puppies that may not have found new owners otherwise. From that standpoint alone this is a great event, but it is also nice that something "cute" is being presented for kids of families that don't care about the Super Bowl.

The most fun element of the Puppy Bowl, is that many different camera angles are used to show the puppies playing, and in between the footage, "stats" are given about the puppy. Those stats include their name, breed, and any other vital information that a new owner might want to know. This year they are even offering a great halftime show of kittens taking the field, so if you get bored with The Who during Super Bowl XLIV flip on over to the Animal Planet. Some of the puppies featured this year will include a Boxer mix, a Beagle, a Golden Retriever, and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel just to name a few. Make sure to tune in for a family friendly Sunday of prancing puppies.

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If you missed the Puppy Bowl at 3pm, Animal Planet is re-airing  the show throughout the day. You can also watch some of the highlights over here.

Cheryl Cole Gets Starbucks



Down to earth Cheryl Cole bonds with builder during coffee break

She’s been keeping a low profile in recent weeks, but X Factor judge Cheryl Cole has made a surprise appearance at a London coffee shop.


The 26-year-old, dressed casually in a grey sweatshirt, black trousers and heels, thrilled customers at the Starbucks in South Kensington by posing for pictures and stopping to chat with them this weekend.


None was more pleased than builder Claudio Case who was spotted talking to the singer for several minutes during her brief visit to the shop.


‘She was really nice,’ he said. ‘I’ve always been a big fan of hers from X Factor and Girls Aloud and I couldn’t believe it when I saw her.

‘Even though she’s this huge star she was so down to earth and seemed really interested in talking to me about how my day was going.'


‘She was very charming and so beautiful in real life – just how she looks on television.'

 

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Karaoke is srs bsns

Sinatra Song Often Strikes Deadly Chord


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Rodolfo Gregorio, right, at a General Santos karaoke bar. Filipinos, who pride themselves on their singing, may have a lower tolerance for bad singers.


GENERAL SANTOS, the Philippines — After a day of barbering, Rodolfo Gregorio went to his neighborhood karaoke bar still smelling of talcum powder. Putting aside his glass of Red Horse Extra Strong beer, he grasped a microphone with a habitué’s self-assuredness and briefly stilled the room with the Platters’ “My Prayer.”

Next, he belted out crowd-pleasers by Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck. But Mr. Gregorio, 63, a witness to countless fistfights and occasional stabbings erupting from disputes over karaoke singing, did not dare choose one beloved classic: Frank Sinatra’s version of “My Way.”

“I used to like ‘My Way,’ but after all the trouble, I stopped singing it,” he said. “You can get killed.”

The authorities do not know exactly how many people have been killed warbling “My Way” in karaoke bars over the years in the Philippines, or how many fatal fights it has fueled. But the news media have recorded at least half a dozen victims in the past decade and includes them in a subcategory of crime dubbed the “My Way Killings.”

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"Kites" theatrical trailer leaked

ONTD, meet Hrithik Roshan.



He is considered one of the best actors in Bollywood, and the best dancer. (As you know, there are a lot of musical numbers in Bollywood, so this is important.) Also, he has two thumbs on his right hand. (He considers the extra thumb his good luck charm, and I love that.)

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Anyway, the trailer for his new movie epic (well, epic by Bolly standards - it's budget is an astronomical $25m USD) "Kites" was just leaked. It's about an Indian salsa dancer (I'm not joking) and a mobster's girl who fall in love with each other, despite not knowing each other's language. The girl is played by Barbara Mori, famous for the movie La mujer de mi hermano.



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Non-Bollywood fans, does this movie appeal to you? What is it about Bollywood (Hindi) movies you like or don't like? If you were to watch one, what kind would you like to watch? I ask because a few of my friends have expressed interests in seeing one, and I'm not sure whether to go for a romance or an action film - or maybe something that combines it all, like this?
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Naomi Campbell has organized an event to benefit Haiti during New York Fashion Week called "Fashion for Relief," taking place on Friday, February 12, at 7pm in the tents at Bryant Park. The runway show will be hosted by Sara Ferguson, Duchess of York, and will feature internationally recognized designers and celebrities.
Tickets will cost $100-150 and ALL proceeds will be donated to CARE to help rebuild Haiti's healthcare system. Tickets are currently on sale for only AmEx card holders, but will be available to the general public on Monday, February 8, at 10pm (at Ticketmaster). In addition, all donated garments will be auctioned off on Net-a-Porter beginning on February 15.

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I never like to spend this kind of money in one place, but it's for such a good cause, and it should be a great event; planning on getting my tickets tomorrow at 10pm! Let's go to NYFW, ONTD!
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The (UK) Guardian: Meryl Streep is Off-Putting & Receives Token Oscar Nominations

 An Oscar for Meryl Streep? Not till she does an exploding helicopter movie

Sam Leith

guardian.co.uk, Sunday 7 February 2010 22.00 GMT


The powers that be in Hollywood recognise this truth. But they are shy about it. This is why the favourites for best picture this year are both by action directors (James Cameron for Avatar, Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker); yet, tellingly, they are action directors who do ostensibly grown-up work. And having, as they do, a hankering for their medium to be understood as serious art, the Academy has also bunged in yet another best actress nomination for Meryl Streep.

Now I know Streep is a living legend and all that, but my heart sinks into my boots when I catch her name on a poster for a film I'm considering seeing. This is why, I'm afraid, I haven't been able to watch the 2009 cookery movie Julie & Julia, despite a strong interest in food. Only Kevin Costner can produce a similar effect in me, which is odd, because Streep can actually act. The thing is – with the ­exception of the unspeakable Mamma Mia! – when you see Streep's name on a film poster, you know the film is going to be classy. And I hate classy films.
 

I find it hard to pin down what I find so off-putting about Streep ­herself. Is it the indelible memory of the line "I had a faa-aaa-mm in Aa-fri-ca-a-a-a" from Out of Africa, in which she got her jawbone around yet another virtuoso accent? Is it that thing she does of constantly touching her face? Is it the tense, on-the-verge-of-tears look? It's probably the whole shebang: the character-engulfing giant aura of fine acting, the galactic effusion of good taste, the great guff of ­characterfulness, soul, humanity and self-effacement that wafts out of her. Can't bear it.

Yes, Streep's an amazingly versatile actress, and a very good one. Perhaps it's just the idea of her I can't stand: she has become Hollywood's fixed idea of a Classy Actress, just as Morgan Freeman is Hollywood's fixed idea of a Dignified Old Black Guy, and the Holocaust is Hollywood's fixed idea of an Important Subject. Streep is the anti-exploding helicopter. The Academy has realised this. And so they keep lining her up for Oscars as a token of their own classiness, and she keeps responding with that infuriating modest dignity of hers.

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Another Nomination for Keira Knightley

Wow, in just her first on stage production, Keira has scored a major theater nomination. The Laurence Olivier Award nominations were announced and Keira scored a best supporting actress nom. Kudos to her and to the rest which include Jude Law for Best Actor, Rachel Wiesz for Best Actress. The awards are the equivilant to the Tony's or Oscars in the UK


Keira Knightley leaving the Comedy Theatre in the West End, London

List of Nominees: After the Cut


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'Late Show' producer on Leno-Letterman-Oprah Super Bowl spot: Jay wore disguise to taping



EW talked to The Late Show executive producer Rob Burnett about the comedian’s surprising decision to include Jay Leno in a promotional spot during the Super Bowl.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Why did you decide to do this?
ROB BURNETT: Well, the 10 seconds we did with Dave and Oprah for the Super Bowl in 2007 went pretty well and CBS came back and said we got 10 seconds again for this one. Nothing is more simultaneously exhilarating and fear-inducing than hearing you have 10 seconds in the Super Bowl. We were banging heads together. How do we come close to topping the last one? Then Dave got this idea. My first call was to Oprah – she got it right away – and then I called [CBS Corp. Chairman] Les Moonves to make sure he was OK with Jay being on CBS. I have to give Les credit … he got it immediately. And then I called [Leno's executive producer] Debbie Vickers … who said, ‘Dave and Jay, in the same room?’ She laughed for a good minute and said Jay would want to call. I hung up, and two minutes later it was Jay. He said ‘This is the way show business should be.’ Debbie then cleared it with NBC Entertainment Chairman Jeff Gaspin and NBC-Universal CEO Jeff Zucker.

How did you manage to pull it off without the press catching wind of it?
We began having logistical meetings that would make the CIA proud. We had to figure out a way to keep it a surprise. NBC arranged to have Jay fly on the NBC jet at 7:30 in morning on Feb. 2 and he was at the Teterboro Airport [in New Jersey] at 3:30 p.m. We snuck him through the front door on Broadway. Jay wore a disguise …a hooded sweatshirt, dark sunglasses and a mustache. Fifteen minutes later, Oprah arrived … but not in a disguise. We shot it in the balcony of the Ed Sullivan Theater.

What was it like when Leno and Letterman first saw each other?
It was great, very professional, very cordial. We shot it in 25 minutes, and it went really, really well. It felt like one of those things where you wake up and say, “I had the strangest dream.” There was no frostiness. We were focused on trying to execute the joke. It would have been a more taxing event had it been us all going out to dinner. If anything was awkward, it was how it wasn’t awkward. It’s interesting… there was a lot of internal conversation about whether this was a good thing to be doing from a PR standpoint. Are we rehabilitating Jay’s image? Dave has a simple edict: If it’s funny, we do it. When CBS say it needs 10 seconds, it’s incumbent upon you to do the funniest bit you can do. Then we learned we had another five seconds. That may not sound like a really big deal but let’s face it … that’s someone’s college education [given how much the typical per-second spot goes for during the Super Bowl], so we were really thrilled about that.

You and Dave must have realized you had the potential to upstage the Super Bowl.
Well that’s not our problem! [He laughs]. I’ve been asked the question more than once about all these advertisers who spent millions of dollars on their ads. My response is: they had years, millions of dollars, and 30 seconds! I had one week, no money and 15 seconds. The bottom line is, if you’re a comedian and you have the chance to do something funny in front of 100 million people, you should do it.

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"Sucker Punch" cast are happy customers + Emily Browning casting news.



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Potenial new role for Emily

Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty is inching through pre-production, having secured a lead actress to replace Mia Wasikowska, who is preparing to become an international name playing Alice in Tim Burton's imminent release, Alice In Wonderland. The Melbourne star of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Emily Browning, will take the lead in the potentially controversial tale about a uni student who becomes a "sleeper" in a Sleeping Beauty chamber. Jessica Brentball, presently having an award-winning run with the short The Cat Piano, is producing the film.



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Carrie Underwood Sings Out at the Super Bowl 2/7





Showing off her amazing vocal skills, Carrie Underwood performed during the pregame show prior to Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida on Sunday evening (February 7). The “American Idol” alum belted out the National Anthem as the crowd geared up for an exciting contest between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints.

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She looked good and sounded really great!

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Laurieann Gibson says everyone will be "losing their minds" over the "Telephone" video.



The "Telephone" music video has been officially shot and choreographer Laurieann Gibson joined with Cherrytree Radio to talk about some of the video's details. Gibson, who calls herself the dancing branch of Cherrytree, was there to talk about what happened on the set with Lady GaGa & Beyoncé.

The so-called "attitude consultant to the stars" says that everyone will be "losing their minds" over the choreography in the music video. Gibson said that they even do a "sandwich dance," whatever that dance move may be.

Gibson, who is also working with Robin Thicke as well as GaGa, says you just gotta "kick-ball change" the haters!

On working with Lady GaGa, she jokingly said she needed "morning prayer." She also commented on GaGa's work ethic and said that she is "fearless."

After the interview, Cherrytree played one of Gibson's GaGa favorites, "Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)."



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Offical Helping Haiti "Everybody Hurts" music video . . .

The version of REM’s Everybody Hurts, a single in 1993, went on sale yesterday at outlets including Marks & Spencer, BHS and BP garages.

The Helping Haiti record has been masterminded by Simon Cowell, the pop impresario, and features artists including Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue.

It is almost certain to top the singles chart and could be the biggest-seller of the century so far.



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