February 19th, 2010

Charlotte Church to judge Lloyd-Webber talent show



Charlotte Church, John Partridge and Sheila Hancock have been announced as judges on Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest TV talent show Over the Rainbow.

The new line-up, which replaces Denise Van Outen and John Barrowman, will help decide who should play Dorothy in a new stage production of The Wizard of Oz.

Church called Lord Lloyd-Webber an "icon of the music industry".

Graham Norton will return as host of the Saturday night show, which is set to air in the Spring on BBC One.

'Iconic role'

Church, who began her career as a classical singer when she was still at school, also launched a brief pop career in 2005.

"I'm so looking forward to working with Andrew - he's an icon of the music industry, and a real hero of mine," she said.

"My career started with Pie Jesu, which was of course written by Andrew, so it feels like I've come full circle."

Actor Partridge is best known for playing Christian Clarke in the BBC One soap EastEnders, but also appeared in Lord Lloyd-Webber's production of Cats in the West End.

"Musical theatre has always been my first love - it's where I began my career - so I'm hugely excited to be joining the panel.

"I can't wait to work with Andrew again and to see what talent the country has to offer. Dorothy is such an iconic role, for so many reasons."

'Live theatre'

Veteran actress Sheila Hancock has appeared in many TV shows and stage productions.

"I've had such an interesting and varied career and I'm so looking forward to working with the panel and Andrew to seek out some fantastic new talent." she said.

"I'm enthusiastic about a TV series which shows the ins and outs of live theatre, and Over the Rainbow will do just that."

Lord Lloyd-Webber said he thought that "each member of the panel brings something new and exciting which will take Over the Rainbow even further than the previous shows".

The series follows on from its successful predecessors which include How Do Solve A Problem Like Maria? and Any Dream Will Do.

The search for Dorothy has already begun, with auditions taking place in cities across the UK.

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Tyrese Treats 14 Single Mothers To Valentine’s Day



Last week, Tyrese treated 14 single mothers to a Valentines Day they would never forget. Over 1,100 Twitter followers nominated the single mother in their life. 14 winners were then chauffeured to Bellacure spa for an afternoon of chocolate, champagne and massages.
Sidebar: He treated these ladies to a special Valentine’s Day and then went home to ramen noodles? ha ha ha
hilarious…
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Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Featurette

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IGN has posted a third featurette on Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time which you can watch using the player below! Hitting theaters on May 28th, the Mike Newell-directed video game adaptation stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina and Toby Kebbell.

In the epic action-adventure, a rogue prince (Gyllenhaal) reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess (Arterton) and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time—a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

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I looking forward to this more than I expected. I think I'm going to lower my expectations just in case in sucks.
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Alicia Keys Covers 'Gotham' Magazine March 2010



Alicia Keys keeps it sexy on the March 2010 cover of Gotham magazine.

The 29-year-old entertainer donned a Catherine Malandrino dress and Robert Lee Morris jewels, as styled by June Ambrose.

A preview edition of the issue has been handed out during NY Fashion Week. It features the Big Apple’s up-and-comers including model/artist Alexandra Richards, model Theodora Richards and DJ Harley Viera-Newton, who just celebrated her 22nd birthday with a star-studded bash at Marquee.

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Hollywood's 10 Most Evil Actors



Some esteemed actors have built their careers on the foundation of playing exceptionally moral, honorable characters -- Jimmy Stewart, Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman, to name a few of moviedom's finest examples of all that's good and heroic. Other actors, well, let's just say they were born to be bad... on screen, at least. Take 'Shutter Island' co-star Max von Sydow, who scares us more than any man enjoying his ninth decade on Earth has any right to.

It's not that actors like von Sydow, Gary Oldman, Jeremy Irons and Alan Rickman can't tackle righteous or sensitive characters; they're all magnificent masters of their craft. Von Sydow has even portrayed Jesus ('The Greatest Story Ever Told') and men of the cloth in several films (most notably in 'The Exorcist'). But when they're evil, these actors are simply the best. We offer you Hollywood's 10 most eeeevil actors.


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Design Livejournal's New Header, Win A Paid Account !

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In yesterday's Livejournal newsletter, there was an announcement for a contest ! The contest is to design Livejournal's new header for the month of March (February is the Olympic header, icymi). The winner gets one full year of account paid time. Below are the details :

What does March mean to you? While some of us heed the words of Shakespeare and beware the ides of March, others tint our nails, hair, and beer green to cheer on St. Patrick. Still others probe the frosted grass for early buds of spring.

Whatever your monthly muse, if you're a crafty type, we invite you to design a March LiveJournal header (900x90 pixels). To enter, simply post your creations to lj_spotlight on or before March 1st. We'll enter a handful of designs into a poll (based on positive user comments), which we'll post in an upcoming newsletter [on news].

The winner will bask in eternal moonglow and receive a one-year paid account (which you can keep or give to a friend)! We look forward to seeing your work!


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And if you were to make a header, what would you incorporate into your design ?
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The Unskinny-Skinny Speaks Up



Coco Rocha wrote in her blog regarding the hoopla surrounding the recent New York times article, in which she advocates for less skinny bitches on the runway. (!!! The original "Only skinny bitches allowed" post has 666 comments!)

There has been quite the commotion over the recent articles about me in the New York Times and The New York Daily News. As only a few select statements of mine were printed I find it necessary to properly express my point of view, without outside editing.

I'm a 21 year old model, 6 inches taller and 10 sizes smaller than the average American woman. Yet in another parallel universe I'm considered "fat"... This was the subject of major discussion this week and the story that was spun was: "Coco Rocha is too fat for the runway".

Is that the case? No. I am still used and in demand as a model. In fact I find myself busier than ever. In the past few years I have not gained an extreme amount of weight, only an inch here and there as any young woman coming out of her teenage years would.

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I'm always surprised when models can juggle being cute and not-dumb at the same time. Nice.

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Maggie Q is the New 'Nikita'



Actress Maggie Q ("Mission Impossible III," "Live Free or Die Hard") is in talks to star in The CW's "Nikita" pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The casting of Maggie Q is particularly significant as it jumps off an iconic character historically portrayed as Caucasian, first by Anne Parillaud in Luc Besson's 1990 film, followed by Bridget Fonda in the 1993 redo "Point of No Return" and Peta Wilson in the 1997 USA Network series.

The CW pilot's premise of a new Nikita being trained to replace the original one after she goes rogue gave creator Craig Silverstein an opportunity to break the stereotype, and he wrote the lead as "beautiful and exotic."

The pending hire of Maggie Q in "Nikita," from WBTV and McG's Wonderland, would mark the highest-profile series role for an Asian actress on a broadcast drama series and the highest-profile CW minority casting in the network's four-year history.

Born in Hawaii, Maggie Q made a name for herself as a Hong Kong action star before breaking through in American cinema. She will be seen next in Screen Gems' "Priest," starring Paul Bettany and Cam Gigandet.

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First we have an Asian male with a decent shot at the "American Idol" Top 12 and now we have Asian actors are headlining shows?? I'm not sure if I'm ready yet to watch people who have similar eyes as me leading a TV series.

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New Anti-Paparazzi Law Comes Into Effect In California



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Could it be? No more car chases? No more shots of stars with babies? Watching those babies turn into toddlers? No more shots of stars going to Starbucks? Whatever will we do for entertainment? Governor Schwarzenegger just signed the toughest anti-paparazzi law ever.

Perhaps because he and his wife were frequent paparazzi targets, perhaps because he is a little sick of all the car crashes. Perhaps because he is not an idiot. Who knows?


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Kate Bosworth & Alexander Skarsgard: Pravda Pair


Kate Bosworth attends the launch of the fourth issue of The Last Magazine at Pravda with Alexander Skarsgard on Wednesday (February 17) in New York City.

Kate, 27, and Alex, 33, seemed to have kept their distance at the party.

Most recently when the rumored couple was brought up with Kate, she simply replied that they are just friends and that she “adored” him.

The pair first met in Louisiana on the set of Straw Dogs last year.


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Gay Germans Could Be Coming to US TV



Sam Martin, a former VP at cable network HBO, is set to adapt a story line from hit German soap "Verbotene Liebe" (Forbidden Love) for the U.S. market.

Martin, through her new aid+abet shingle, has acquired the remake rights to "Christian & Olli," a popular "Forbidden Love" story line about a gay couple living together in Dusseldorf. Christian and Olli have become cult figures in Germany and globally through the spread of clips of the soap on YouTube. The original soap is produced by GrundyUfa in Germany and airs on public broadcaster ARD.

Aid+abet plans to adapt the story, setting it against the backdrop of present-day Portland, Oregon. Through Martin's production agreements, HBO Films and HBO Entertainment will have first-look rights at the property before it is shopped to other networks.

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I doubt this will ever get past the planning stages, but if it actually does get produced, it's got my viewership. If you've never heard of Christian and Olli, here's your introduction. (The good part starts around 1:30 if you get bored.)

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Elvis Stojko: "The Night They Killed Figure Skating"



Sorry, Evan Lysacek.

You’re a great skater and all.

But that wasn’t Olympic champion material.


In Thursday night’s men’s free skate, Lysacek skated slow and his jumps weren’t close to the technical ability of defending Olympic champion Evgeni Plushenko.

How can you be Olympic champion when you don’t even try the quad?
If you’re going to take the quad out, why not take out another triple axel and just have more of the other stuff so the International Skating Union can make it more into an “art.”

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The Kaulitz brothers are smoking

NOT RIHANNA LOL



Heartbreaking brothers Tom and Bill Kaulitz made their arrival into the Nice airport in France earlier today. If you are wondering why the stars from Tokio Hotel are looking so tan, its because they just wrapped up their holiday in the Maldives where they were photographed on the beach.

The band which counts Bill Kaulitz as lead vocalist, Tom Kaulitz on guitar, Georg Listing on bass and Gustav Schäfer on drums, are set to kick off their European tour which includes a stop at the San Remo Festival in Italy on February 19th.

They will also perform in Luxembourg, Rotterdam, Brussels, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Moscow, Prague, and many more! Check out their website here for the full tour listing.





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K-Stew @ the premiere of “The Yellow Handkerchief.”





She’s no stranger to high-profile events, and last night (February 18) Kristen Stewart was spotted at the premiere of her new flick “The Yellow Handkerchief.”

The “New Moon” babe looked lovely as she arrived at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, sporting a sexy black dress with crystal accents.

“The Yellow Handkerchief” is about a road trip through Louisiana that transforms three strangers, originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.

As for the prospect of 3D for the upcoming “Breaking Dawn” movie, Stewart commented, “I think that would be crazy! Maybe selectively, maybe…maybe certain scenes. I think Breaking Dawn should just be a normal movie. But who knows?”

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Lady Gaga invited to strip on Sydney Opera House steps

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American artist Spencer Tunick has invited Lady GaGa to strip off and join thousands of naked Australians on the steps of the Sydney Opera House next month.

Gaga, 23, had this week revealed she was inspired by Tunick, 43, who is famous for photographing masses of naked people in public, and wrote an 80-page thesis on him when she was younger.


Tunick, who will arrive in Sydney next week to work on his Mardi Gras installation, said he would love Lady GaGa to be a part of it.

"I would like to send an open invitation to Lady GaGa to fly to Australia and participate in my next installation in Sydney at the Opera House on March 1," the Daily Telegraph quoted him as saying.

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Restriced Kick-Ass Trailer



Lionsgate has brought online a new restricted trailer for director Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass, starring Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson, Lyndsy Fonseca, Mark Strong, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe Moretz.

The film, opening April 16, tells the story of average teenager Dave Lizewski (Johnson), a comic-book fanboy who decides to take his obsession as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name -- Kick-Ass -- assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There's only one problem standing in his way: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers.

His life is forever changed as he inspires a subculture of copy cats, is hunted by assorted violent and unpleasant characters, and meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes, including an 11-year-old sword-wielding dynamo, Hit Girl (Moretz) and her father, Big Daddy (Cage).

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In case you forgot, Hollywood is remaking "Ghost in the Shell."



Shock Till You Drop has posted an interview with Laeta Kalogridis, the current screenwriter for Dreamworks and Steven Spielberg's planned live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell cyber-police manga. Kalogridis was once also hired by James Cameron to script his planned adaptation of Yukito Kishiro's Battle Angel Alita (GUNNM) manga. She is also an executive producer and screenwriter on Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island and an executive producer on Cameron's Avatar.

In the interview Kalogridis confirmed she is still working on the draft of the script for Ghost in the Shell. When asked if Steven Spielberg came to her to adapt the manga, Kalogridis said, "Dreamworks has the material and I have loved it for years and years and years. They contacted me about it when they found out that I was interested. I mean, there's just no other property quite like it." She also added, the film "could actually be three two-hour movies, which is what I would vote for."

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Just so we're clear here, she isn't saying it will be three two-hour movies, only that there is enough material for it. Her other screenwriting credits are "Alexander" and the English language subtitles for "Night Watch."
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Federer, Nadal, Sampras & Agassi to play exhibition for Haiti



Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who combined have won 44 Grand Slam singles title, will compete in a "Hit for Haiti" fundraiser on March 12 of the BNP Paribas Open in efforts to raise a minimum of $1 million for Haiti relief efforts.

Larry Ellison, who purchased the tournament in December, decided to coordinate a second Hit for Haiti exhibition after seeing the success it had at the Australian Open

The event will feature Roger Federer and Pete Sampras playing Rafael Nadal and Andre Agassi and will be broadcast live on the Tennis Channel beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The net proceeds from ticket sales to this session will be donated to the American Red Cross for their relief efforts in Haiti. Fans will also be able to donate to the relief effort through text messages and on-site contributions throughout the evening and event. In addition to these fund-raising efforts, Ellison will make a personal donation to this very special cause.

“When I saw the first Hit for Haiti event in Australia, I was very moved by the players coming together, on the eve of an important tournament, for such a worthy cause,” said Ellison. “I wanted to bring together an exceptional group of players, with an unprecedented amount of Grand Slam titles, at the BNP Paribas Open. Our goal is to leave a memorable impression on fans, while raising a substantial amount of money that will directly impact the needs of people in Haiti.”

The first Hit for Haiti exhibition raised about $125,000. There were also donations from the ATP Tour, the WTA Tour, the International Tennis Federation and the Grand Slam Committee which contributed a combined $442,000. Several players also donated portions of their prize money to relief efforts.

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Mike from RW Talks About Male Bisexuality aka Us *~UNICORNS~*

I only took a few excerpts because it's tl;dr, and I can't stand him


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By the time of Eric, that was later in the season and I was more comfortable with things, but the thing I didn't like about Eric is that he would always challenge the gay versus bi thing.
He didn't believe in bisexuality, and I think that's the root of your question. I had accepted myself. I was confident in myself. I mean, Jesus, I'd come out on national TV to everyone but my ten closest friends and my immediate family. But Eric would challenge me and say, "I think you're gay and this is only a transitional phase, I think you're just too nervous to come out and say the word gay, and blah blah blah."

To this day we still disagree on it, even though he's changed his mind a little bit. He now accepts the fact that people can be bi, and it is possible for a man to be attracted to both sexes. That's good for him. I never understood how anyone could think I could have anything to hide after I came out on national television. I still get a lot of flack over the whole bi card, even today, because that's how I identify, to answer your last question. I'm still bi.

Yes, I am more attracted to guys. If I was standing in a room of attractive males and attractive females, I'd probably take a boy home, or I'd pay more attention to the guys. But I've talked to my gay guy friends who have never been with a girl or who have been with a girl once or twice, and I know I'm more attracted to a female than a gay man would be. I am aroused by naked girls, and they're not. For whatever reason — my genes, my makeup, my hormones, whatever you want to blame it on — God made me attracted to both sexes. That's just how it is. I'm more attracted to guys, and I'll admit that. I'll admit that to you in an interview, and I'll admit that on national television. I don't know where people get the impression that I'm too insecure to admit that I'm gay.


AE: What I think is going on is projection. I think it has very little to do with you not being able to "accept that you're gay," as it does with that fact that male bisexuality is so invisible out there so some people tend to discount it’s existence. I'm really glad to hear you still identify as bi. We hardly ever get to interview bisexual people because there just aren't many who are high profile and public.

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I agree with you so much about the lack of visibility. To be honest, I didn't even think that there were many bisexual guys out there until I did the show and that first episode. The night of that first episode and over the course of the next few weeks, I probably got two thousand messages from guys from 17 to 30 around the USA saying, "Finally, it's good to have bisexual guy come out on TV." Or "I'm bi and I'm closeted and have been for 30 years. I can't tell my family."

Just all these stories of bisexual guys in Utah and Connecticut and Maine, and even places like New York where you'd think it would be more accepting. It's just insane how many people are waiting for somebody, a bisexual male to be on TV that they can identify with. I was floored by how many messages I got.



hay Eric, you know what this means?




Yeah, Merry Christmas, pal.

Sad how closeminded gay people are. And fuck him for living near me. If I ever see him in the club, it's going down.
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and for more ridiculous comments on how bisexuality doesn't exist, check out this post.
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morgan freeman can only use one hand to feel up his granddaughter.



 
Time isn't healing all wounds, as evidenced by Morgan Freeman's left hand, which has been paralyzed since he was injured in a car accident a year-and-a-half ago, he tells PEOPLE.

The Oscar-winning star, again nominated this year as Best Actor for playing Nelson Mandela in Invictus, says he's never fully healed after the August 2008 crash.

"I suffered nerve damage and it hasn't gotten better. I can't move it,” Freeman, 72, said at Wednesday's Los Angeles County Museum of Art premiere of The Eastwood Factor, a documentary about the storied career of Freeman's friend and frequent director, Clint Eastwood. (The featurette is part of the 19-disc Warner Home Video collection, Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros., which was released Tuesday.)

"If you don't move your hand, it will swell up," Freeman said. "Do you know you move your hand about a million times a day?"

Freeman's car veered off the road and flipped over several times in the late-night accident in Mississippi. He was then extracted from the wreckage with the jaws of life and airlifted to a nearby hospital, where for several days he remained in serious condition.

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Johnny Weir contemplating new career



VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Just moments after the performance that cemented his place in America’s hearts, Johnny Weir was contemplating turning his back on the sport that has given him his platform for extravagance.

“I am going to skate in the World Championships and then I have to decide how long I want to stay on vacation,” he said. “In figure skating your body can only last for so long. I can’t be 50 and trying to skate but I can be 50 and be in fashion, so I have to look to my future and what I want to achieve.”

Weir is only 25 but the chances of him still being able to compete at the elite level by the time the Sochi Winter Olympics roll around in 2014 are slim.

He has already made steps into the fashion world through skating, and designed both his costumes for his short and free skate programs in Vancouver.

His love of fashion was highlighted in his television documentary series “Be Good Johnny Weir” – and a recent email exchange with Yahoo! Sports revealed that his long-term enthusiasm for the sport that was waning.

“The best part about my series to me is that I can show the world the real, difficult, lonely life an athlete has,” said Weir. “Especially a figure skater. We rarely have the opportunity to have a voice outside the costumes, makeup and music.

“I want to create art more than anything and the way I want to do it is through fashion. I want to go to the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and really learn the basics of fashion from the ground up.

“I want to create things while I have time on earth, and the art of costume and culture has always inspired me. I think being in the public eye can only help me launch into the world of fashion.”

Weir heads to the World Championships in Torino from March 22-28 before his decision that shapes his future looms. Whatever path Weir decides, don’t expect it to be boring.




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It's a Hit! MTV's '16 and Pregnant' Delivers Huge Ratings


It's not all Snooki and J-Woww at MTV these days: "16 and Pregnant" is turning out to be quite the bundle of joy for the cable network.

Wednesday's second-season premiere of the docusoap delivered a series-best 3.4 million viewers, beating NBC's Olympics coverage among women under 34 and ranking as the most-watched program on cable for the day, MTV said.

"Preggers" also drew more viewers than a number of primetime shows on broadcast TV last night, including repeats of ABC's "Cougar Town" and repeats of "Life Unexpected" and "Gossip Girl" on The CW. Among all viewers 12-34, the show beat everything on broadcast TV Wednesday except for "American Idol" and the Olympics.

Not surprisingly, "Preggers" did best among young women, averaging a 5.3 rating among girls and women 12-34 and a stunning 8.0 with women 18-24.

MTV's bouncing baby hit has been on a major growth spurt since it was born last year. Wednesday's season two premiere more than doubled the audience of the series premiere and also showed major improvement vs. last summer's season-one finale (2.1 million viewers).

"16 and Pregnant" follows expectant teen moms as they attempt to deal with an unplanned pregnancy.

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I hate Jenelle.... think she'll beat the Farrah disgust?

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R.I.P Sparklehorse


Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Linkous has committed suicide, his publicist confirms to Rolling Stone. Best known for his acclaimed work with Sparklehorse, who released four albums of imaginative ambient psych-folk, Linkous also produced Daniel Johnston’s 2003 album Fear Yourself and collaborated with Danger Mouse on Dark Night of the Soul. His exact age is unknown, but he was in his forties. “It is with great sadness that we share the news that our dear friend and family member, Mark Linkous, took his own life today,” reads a statement from his family. “We are thankful for his time with us and will hold him forever in our hearts. May his journey be peaceful, happy and free. There’s a heaven and there’s a star for you.”

Linkous’ publicist confirms he was nearly finished with a new album that was due on Anti- Records.

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Heartbreaking :(
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For greatest athletes on earth, flirting comes naturally: 100,000 condoms

 

 



It may be the most exclusive neighborhood in the world. Money can’t buy a room there: The only currency accepted is supreme athletic talent.

It’s the Olympic Village, and its residents are the strongest, fastest, most competitive and most confident men and women in the world. Scattered among this population of athletic heroes are the greatest champions from across the globe, people who have won multiple Olympic medals and world titles and dominate their sports.
 

“You can’t believe there’s all these iconic champions from every sport you never thought you’d meet, and now you’re having lunch with them,” said Scott Hamilton, the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics men’s singles figure skating champion and a participant in the 1980 Lake Placid Games.
 

100,000 condoms
The citizens of the village are young, remarkably healthy, and the definition of physically attractive. In such an environment, flirting is as natural as breathing.
 

“It’s eye candy all the time. Everybody’s checking everybody else out from moment they get there,” recalled Cammi Granato, captain of the powerful U.S. Ice Hockey Team that won gold in Nagano in 1998 and silver in 2002 in Salt Lake City.
 

Inevitably, some athletes get beyond flirting. That’s why the Vancouver organizers have laid in a stock of 100,000 condoms, which works out to 14 for each of the 7,000 athletes, coaches, trainers and officials housed in the Games’ two villages. (Apparently, skiing, skating and sliding aren’t the only activities at which Olympians excel.)

The distribution of free condoms at the Olympics goes back at least to 1992 and Barcelona. In 2000, Sydney organizers thought that 70,000 would be enough. They were wrong and had to send out for 20,000 more. Beijing also ordered 100,000 condoms with an Olympic motto: Faster, higher, stronger.
 

 

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Vampire Weekend's "Giving Up The Gun" video premier



Fans can now add that "ace tennis player" to the list of Jake Gyllenhaal's many talents. The actor is part of a superstar cast for Vampire Weekend's new video for 'Giving Up the Gun,' which also brings together another fine tennis player, Joe Jonas, as well as Wu-Tang Clan's RZA and Lil Jon. The clip is a stylish but decidedly weird dreamlike sequence where Vampire Weekend video muse Jenny plays the tennis game of her life.

The surreal quality stems from Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig's original inspiration. "I was stressed out one night worrying about the video and an image popped into my head of our friend Jenny (who's also in the 'Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa' video) playing tennis against a samurai. It grew from there," Koenig tells Spinner.

Sound-wise, the song is one of Vampire Weekend's more straight-ahead pop tunes, but with driving, delicious percussion. "Our goal has always been to give the songs what they need," Koenig says. "Sometime our songs need marimbas or AutoTune, and sometimes they just need a big beat."

Koenig and Co. worked with the video's directors, the Malloy Brothers (Sheryl Crow, Oasis, the White Stripes, Jonas Brothers) on the casting, but they already had some good ideas of who should appear in this vignette. "I was pretty surprised it all worked out," admits Koenig. "We always thought RZA would be perfect. We'd been in touch with Lil Jon since the first album. He heard the reference on 'Oxford Comma' and sent us some cases of Crunk Juice. Joe Jonas and Jake Gyllenhaal were both excellent -- lot of improvisation and some surprisingly powerful serves." Despite that, it's Jenny who eventually wins the day.

"'Giving Up the Gun' just means turning your back on aggression and selfishness," Koenig explains of the song's concept. "The heroine of the video isn't an amazing tennis player, but she has heart. She stays calm despite the unfairness of it all."

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It's definitely worth a watch. Someone please make gifs of the Jake Gyllenhaal parts, it's hilarious.

Tiger Woods Breaks 3 Month Silence



Tiger Woods ended a three-month silence to speak about his infidelity and his future plans.

"I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selflsih behavior," Woods said.

Golf's biggest star addressed the shocking and sordid sex scandal that has consumed his life since late November.

"I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated," he said. "I am the only person to blame."

Woods vowed to "never repeat the mistakes" he made and "live a life of integrity."

Woods made his first public appearance since he ran his SUV over a fire hydrant and into a tree outside his Florida home on Nov. 27 and sent him into hiding.

The setting for his return was decidedly friendly. It may be hard to remember the planet is watching.

Woods spoke to a small group of "friends, colleagues and close associates" in the Sunset Room on the second floor of the TPC Sawgrass, home of the PGA Tour. Just one video camera will broadcast the event and there will be no questions.

Woods' statement comes during the Match Play Championship, sponsored by Accenture, the first company to drop Woods as a pitchman.

Ernie Els was among players who were upset to learn that Woods had chosen the week of a World Golf Championship for a public appearance that was sure to take attention away from the tournament. "It's selfish," Els told Golfweek magazine.

 
 

Rihanna Paid $100,000 For Sitting In Fashion Week's Front Row



Some stylistas would give anything to sit in the front row of fashion week's hottest shows...but can you imagine being paid to place your derriere right next to the runway? How about being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to do it...and, of course, going home with a designer gift bag? After a little bit of research, Fashionista compiled this list of celebs and how much they earn for sitting in a coveted front row seat:

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Rihanna ($100,000 or more)
Beyonce ($80,000-$100,000)
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen ($80,000 each)
Julianne Moore ($60,000)
Maggie Gyllanhal ($60,000)
Chloe Sevigny ($60,000 or more)
Jennifer Lopez (circa 2005: $80,000; circa 2010: $30,000)
Lindsay Lohan (circa 2006: $60,000; circa 2010: UNINVITED)
Colin Firth (pre-A Single Man: $5,000; post-A Single Man: $15,000)

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Blake Lively ($50,000)
Leighton Meester ($40,000)
Hillary Duff ($40,000)
Other Gossip Girl cast members ($25,000 a piece)
Jared Leto ($25,000)
Cliven Owen ($10,000)
Kristen Bell (unpaid, but airfare, makeup and clothing are taken care of)

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Kim Kardashian ($35,000-$50,000)
Amanda Bynes ($25,000-$30,000)
Eliza Dushku (unpaid, but airfare, makeup and clothing are taken care of)

D-List
Paris Hilton (free or UNINVITED)
Jersey Shore cast (UNINVITED)
America's Next Top Model Winners (free)

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TV Ratings Thursday



NBC easily dominated the night with coverage of the winter Olympics in Vancouver averaging 25.28 million viewers and a 7.1/19 rating share with adults 18-49. While down significantly from Wednesday night (and Wednesday was the USA team’s best outing ever, in terms of number of medals for the winter Olympics) it still crushed the mostly repeat and burn off competition.

Grey’s Anatomy wasn’t a repeat though and after seeing a series low last week with a 4.3 adults 18-49 rating, the Olympics poured salt on the wound and Grey’s saw a new low, dropping to a 3.7 rating with the 18-49 crowd and 0.21 million viewers. It will be interesting to see the DVR numbers for last night’s Grey’s in a few weeks. Private Practice also dropped, to a 2.8 rating with adults 18-49, a low since moving to Thursdays.

Survivor was down from its great premiere numbers last week when it averaged a 4.5 rating with adults 18-49 and over 14 million viewers, but still had a better night than Grey’s. In last night’s one hour edition of Survivor at 8pm it scored a 3.9/11 rating/share with adults 18-49 and 11.94 million viewers overall.



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I watched the Olympics figure skating, some hockey. What did you watch ONTD?


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“Past Life” Canceled By FOX


FOX has canceled new drama Past Life and it has been pulled off the schedule. FOX will burn the remaining episodes off later this season or summer.

For the next three Thursdays Fox will air new episodes of Kitchen Nightmares on Thursdays at 9pm (though Kitchen Nightmares will also still continue to air on Fridays). On March 18 & 25 Bones and Fringe reruns will air Thursdays before originals return the following week.

Hardly a surprise after last night’s 1.1 preliminary adults 18-49 rating. If you see an announcement about ABC’s The Deep End (also a 1.1 rating) being canceled soon you won’t be shocked either, though in its favor is (I think) there is only one episode of it left anyway.

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lol FOX is gonna get you next, Human Target. This is all great news for Fringe fans since it's an "on the bubble" show
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Rachel Maddow crashes conservative convention



MSNBC's Rachel Maddow entered the lion's den when she stopped by the 2010 CPAC conference and roamed around with her video camera. She looked to be having a fun time and most of the conference attendees seemed either slyly delighted to see her (she gave her autograph to one enthusiastic man, signing his copy of a Townhall pamphlet with Sarah Palin on the cover) or remained perfectly civil.



She stopped by the booth selling t-shirts with Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann on them that said "stomp out the liberal media." Maddow lamented that she didn't get a shirt while noting that the creators had chosen "super cute" photos of her fellow MSNBC hosts.



The swag one gets at these conferences is one of the main reasons to go, Maddow said, as she held up a massive poster of Sarah Palin.



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Ok, you guys. I mean I've always thought Rachel was cute, but look at her in those glasses and without makeup. SO HOT. I am seriously making a dairy factory in my pants rn
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Oscar tribute for John Hughes


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If you thought it was hard just hearing about the death of Hollywood legend John Hughes, just wait until Sunday March 7th. The Academy has decided not to just include the writer/director in the standard “In Memoriam” clip montage, but give him his own tribute complete with memories recounted by former cast members, says Deadline.

Even the two hosts have personal memories they’ll be able to share, Steve Martin having been in the hilarious Planes, Trains & Automobiles and Baldwin gracing She’s Having a Baby. Other appearances haven’t yet been announced, but you can surely expect Molly Ringwald to say a few words, along with Matthew Broderick and maybe Anthony Michael Hall. Even Robert Downey Jr. played a role in Wierd Science so it’s entirely possible we’ll see him too. There’s been no confirmation on anyone yet, but there are a few actors that just stand out when you think of John Hughes.

It may seem slightly unfair to hold John Hughes in higher regard than this year’s other deceased celebs, but someone as prolific and influential as he was certainly deserves more than a five second slide with his picture on it. But I’m warning you Academy: if Brittany Murphy doesn’t get a full-on tribute too, I’m crackin’ skulls.
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I would like to apologize to my family, friends and fans.....

Best Celebrity Apologies


People—especially celebrities—do dumb stuff all the time. But while we get to apologize in private, stars usually have to do it in the spotlight.

And come Friday, it looks like Tiger Woods will be the latest big name to apologize for his actions.

In the spirit of begging for forgiveness, we put together a video tribute to some especially noteworthy apologies. Celebs have tried explaining their slip-ups in a variety of ways: in the one-on-one interview, in front of a live audience or, heaven forbid, sitting on a couch with the ladies of The View.

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Kingsley Talk to Moviefone About 'Shutter Island'

Leonardo DeCaprio recently spoke to Moviefone about his latest film, 'Shutter Island':

DiCaprio tells Moviefone that despite the intensity of his 'Shutter' role, he's not one of those actors who takes the role home with him. "You hear about a lot of actors that carry their character with them. When they're off-set, they have to keep it going. I feel like if I don't have that time to shut off and be alone in my hotel room... there's no way I'll have the energy to continue on."

So, with his fourth collaboration with Martin Scorsese, does Leo consider himself the new DeNiro, who Scorsese famously paired up with on classic films like 'Raging Bull' and 'Goodfellas'? "That to me is the greatest cinema duo of all time, so I wouldn't dare even have that conversation."



Also, Ben Kingsley spoke about the film as well, telling Moviefone:

...that working with DiCaprio was "a joy" and that Leo "had to propel himself into extremely painful areas, but it didn't come as any surprise to me that he was able to fill those areas with great intelligence and vigor. He's an absolutely perfect actor, and he's a real actor. It's continually thrilling to be with them."





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William Shatner is gonna say some "Shit"



Twitter sensation Shit My Dad Says is becoming a TV pilot with William Shatner set to play the larger-than-life dad at the center of it.

The casting of Shatner lifts the contingency on CBS' multicamera family comedy project based on the Twitter account, which has enlisted more than 1.16 million followers since launching in August and has made its creator, Justin Halpern, an Internet star.

The pilot, executive produced by "Will & Grace" creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, was originally set up at CBS with a script commitment in November. Now, with Shatner on board, it has been greenlighted to pilot.

Halpern co-penned the script with Patrick Schumacker. Halpern and Schumacker co-exec produce the Warner Bros. TV-produced project.

Halpern, 29, had moved back in with his parents in San Diego, and on Aug. 3 he launched Shit My Dad Says, a Twitter feed featuring colorful -- often profane -- comments made by his 73-year-old father during their daily conversations.

Shatner most recently starred on ABC's legal dramedy "Boston Legal," winning an Emmy for playing Denny Crane.

He also won an Emmy for playing the character in a guest tint to "Boston Legal's" predecessor, "The Practice."

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Kathy Griffin takes rare stab at dramatic role on 'Law & Order: SVU'



Kathy Griffin is used to making people laugh, but her upcoming guest role on NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" was no laughing matter.

The comedian plays a gay activist who works with Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (Christopher Meloni) after a woman from a lesbian community is found dead. The episode airs March 3 at 10 p.m..

"With [the cast and the crew] watching you, and the pressure is on, when you mess up a line, you don't want to do it again," Griffin told The News. "My mind is programmed to go for the joke. My whole life is looking for the joke, but this was no joke. I didn't want to disappoint them."

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Who Will Rent Marc Ecko's Ridiculous Office Space?



The 270,000 square-foot space on 23rd street that once housed Marc Ecko's headquarters before he pissed away his fortune is now up for rent. Anyone have $9 million per year to spare?

But hey it's got a basketball court and the price is "negotiable" according to the broker! What are you waiting for?!

Meanwhile, according to Crain's, Ecko is selling off his assets left and right to raise money.

The clock is ticking for Mr. Ecko, who is desperately trying to raise enough capital to pay off Marc Ecko Enterprises' debts. In June, Ecko sold its watch trademarks to Timex Group, the former licensee, and subsequently unloaded its Avirex young men's brand to Kids Headquarters. Additionally, Ecko bailed out of a pricey Times Square lease and closed its Cut & Sew boutique in Chelsea.

Poor Marc Ecko. Just a few years ago he was buying record-setting baseballs and planning to build a mega-retail center in Times Square. It's sort of amazing how rapidly one's fortunes can fall these days, isn't it?


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Dale Hawkins, 'Susie Q' singer, dies at age 73




In the broader history of rock 'n' roll, you could accurately call Dale Hawkins a one-hit wonder.

You could almost call him a two-word wonder, since the lyrics to his only major hit, "Susie Q," didn't consist of much more than the title.

But Hawkins, who died of colon cancer in Arkansas last weekend at the age of 73, carved a bigger legacy than that might suggest.

He was in the game for more than 50 years, playing in clubs, bars and, more recently, at rockabilly festivals in the U.S. and Europe, where he was revered as one of the godfathers of that exhilarating style.

He also left a wide swath of musical children, notably including John Fogerty. Fogerty's Creedence Clearwater Revival recut "Susie Q" more than a decade after Hawkins's original 1957 recording, and Fogerty will tell you he still plays some of Hawkins' swamp guitar.

But maybe even more than all that, Hawkins' music embodied the combination of black rhythm and blues and white country music that came crashing together in the 1950s to form rock 'n' roll.

He was hardly the only one who worked that mashup. From Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis to Buddy Holly, Fats Domino and even Ray Charles, hundreds of artists dipped into both those wells and many had bigger hits.

But there's a purity to "Susie Q" that lets it stand with the best of its time.

While James Burton repeats a raunchy, leering guitar riff, Hawkins sings short lines like "I love the way you walk / I love the way you talk / Love the way you walk, love the way you talk / My Susie Q."

It's closer to blues than a lot of its fellow rockabilly, which made it appropriate that "Susie Q" was released on Checker Records, a Chicago label known for rhythm and blues artists like Bo Diddley and the Flamingos.

Years later, Hawkins recalled going into the office of Checker president Leonard Chess and meeting Diddley, who was in the middle of what were loosely described as contract negotiations. A bottle of whisky, Hawkins recalled, was prominently involved.

When Hawkins and his band hit the road to promote "Susie Q," all the other artists on the bills were often black. That meant they shared the same 800-mile bus trips between one-nighters, and Hawkins' music always reflected his exposure to and affection for blues and R&B.

A cousin of fellow rocker Ronnie Hawkins, Dale slid over to the production side of the business in the 1960s, working with artists like the Five Americans, John Fred, Michael Nesmith and Harry Nilsson.

He went through drug rehab in the 1980s before returning to music in the 1990s. By that time, he had finally gotten some of the royalty money he signed away in the 1950s, and that helped him finish his career the way he started it: on the road, playing his music.

The phrase "one-hit wonder" is often taken as a diminutive. But a whole lot of artists spend their lives pursuing one great hit. Dale Hawkins would have done just fine if he only left "Susie Q" – when, in fact, he left "Susie" and more.


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Plinko Don't Make Me Hate You

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Putin attacks Plushenko judging

MOSCOW, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin climbed into the controversy surrounding Yevgeny Plushenko’s surprise defeat in the Olympics figure skating by claiming on Friday that he should have been awarded gold.

Plushenko, hoping to become the first man in almost six decades to win back-to-back Games titles, lost to American Evan Lysacek by 1.31 points on Thursday.

It was an extremely controversial decision as Plushenko performed the highly demanding quad jump in which the skater spins four times in the air before landing while Lysacek did not. It is considered the toughest manoeuvre in figure skating.

I would like to sincerely congratulate you on the wonderful Olympic performance—your silver is worth gold,” Putin said in a telegramme addressed to the skater.

“You were able to overcome all the obstacles in your brave comeback and performed the most accomplished programme on the Vancouver ice.”

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THIS SHIT BETTER NOT TURN INTO A SALE/PELTIER THING AGAIN!
PLINKO YOU LOST GET OVER IT YOU HAVE 3 FUCKING OLYMPIC MEDALS NOW STOP BEING A BITCH
AND ANYONE HATING ON EVAN CAN SO FUCK OFF CUZ HE DESERVED THAT WIN
also PLushenko you should have done more jumps in the second have where you get the 10% extra points like Evan did so it's you're fault you lost

AMERICA ALWAYS WIN BITCHES RUSSIA YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS BY NOW!
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Rihanna's Boyfriend Has Special Birthday Plans

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What a difference a year has made for Rihanna!

The singer turns 22 on Saturday and will ring in her birthday with a very "private and intimate" bash thrown for her by her boyfriend, Dodger Matt Kemp, sources tell E! News exclusively.

Ri-Ri's record label had reportedly planned a big carnival-themed bash for her in NYC for her 21st last year, but it was canceled due to the craziness surrounding the Chris Brown attack. Instead, the songstress spent a quiet evening with friends at the movies, seeing Madea Goes to Jail

So what's in store this year?

"(Matt) really wanted to do something nice for Rihanna this year since she didn't have much of a 21st birthday last year," says one source.

According to the insider, Kemp originally wanted to throw Rihanna a surprise party, but eventually Rihanna caught on and now knows there will be a small get-together.

E! News has learned that the party will be a low-key night with Kemp and Ri-Ri's "closest friends, good Jamaican food, a photo booth, dancing and a nice cake."

Party spies tell us the event will be held at a private residence in Phoenix
, where Kemp is currently staying for spring training and where Rihanna arrived to yesterday from Australia to be with Kemp.

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onika maraj covers fader magazine



Nicki Minaj and her animated self are covering the new issue of FADER magazine. Here’s a couple quotes from Ms. Minaj’s interview:
 

“I don’t want people to think I’m up there trying to be cute. I’m trying to entertain, and entertaining is more than exuding sex appeal.”

“Anybody that knows me knows that I have a very, very bipolar personality, so one minute I’m excited and the next minute I’m crying and the next minute I’m cussing and yelling and the next minute I’m singing Enya. And the point is, my rap style now reflects my true personality.”

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Michael C Hall off to the Chateau


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Dexter star Michael C. Hall is looking better each time we see him. Photographers caught a glimpse of the Golden Globe winner as he strolled through Sunset Avenue and visited Hollywood hot spot Chateau Marmont today.

After announcing he was free of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in mid January, we have progressively seen Michael getting healthier. In these shots you can see a bit of his sideburns growing in and a little five o’clock shadow coming in.

With the Showtime drama kicking butt at awards shows and in the ratings department, fans won’t have to wait too long for another season. It returns with season five in September.
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Lil Wayne -- Eight Root Canals in One Sitting

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Lil Wayne just had one of the gnarliest oral surgeries in the history of dentistry. We're told it was a marathon session that included a stomach-turning eight root canals at one time.

Our sources say Wayne went under the drill on Tuesday.

We're told during the eight hour procedure, Wayne had his grill worked on, several tooth implants redone, more implants added and had the few real teeth he had left repaired.

This is the critical dental surgery that kept Wayne from being shipped off to the big house last week.


The judge allowed the rapper to put his sentence for felony attempted gun possession on hold until March 2 -- enough time for Wayne to get his mouth prison-ready.

If that's even possible.

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New Interview: Chris Brown Gets Personal

When it comes to Chris Brown, you think you know—but you have no idea. Thankfully, Pretty Boy stopped by the MTV studios recently and cleared the air in a little platform we have called "The 5."

In this episode of "The 5," Chris Brown explains the inspiration behind his latest album Graffiti, how he's trading in his classic cardigans for something a little more couture, and his posi-core message for the future. Plus, hear how Orlando became his home away from home. (Sorry, Atlanta. Try not to get too jealous!) And, finally, Chris reveals why this album is his most personal yet.
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rihanna: "the last girl on earth" book cover + pics out and about



The millions of sites tracking her every fashion move, the innumerable magazine covers including the recent Italian Vogue shot by Steven Klein, her past endorsement deals including Gucci and CoverGirl—Rihanna is the reigning style icon of the moment. She has garnered multiplatinum–selling success as an artist (her current album, her fourth, Rated R had the highest first-week sales of any of her other albums in the U.S. to date), including Grammys, MTV Video Music Awards, and countless other awards for her performances. Creative director Simon Henwood captures the supernova at the height of her beauty and ferocity in hundreds of photographs that track her enormous influence on current trends and interaction with the world of fashion—from her performances in the most cutting-edge couture (such as Gaultier and Chanel, as well as in pieces from museum collections), to her relationships with the unknown but up-and-coming designers she personally champions, to her fashion shoot with Ellen von Unwerth in Berlin for her album artwork.

This is a visually arresting capsule of one of the world’s most talked-about artists of the year.

make sure you pick it up june 29 !!!!

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Nicki Minaj on signing boobs

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"I wish I could fricking remember the first boob that I signed. I don’t know why I did it, but now I can’t go anywhere and not do it. People come up to me wherever I am, girls, sexy girls, like, ‘Can you sign my boob?’ I mean, ni**as in the club look at me like I’m a pimp. They like, Whaaat? Cause they be fly chicks. I don’t know, but I do know it’s a great thing.”

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FACT: Bill Kaulitz is prettier than you.


Bill Kaulitz and his Tokio Hotel bandmates pose at a photocall during the Sanremo Music Festival on Friday (February 19) in Sanremo, Italy.

Tokio Hotel will be kicking off their “Welcome to Humanoid City” tour starting Monday (February 22) in Luxembourg. The tour runs until April 14 and travels all across Europe! For dates and tickets, visit TokioHotel.com.

Before arriving in Sanremo, Bill and Tom were spotted at the Nice airport yesterday!

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Jason Street is a theater queen!



Anyone who has seen "Music & Lyrics" or "Bandslam" (though there's not many of you) knows that Scott Porter loves to sing. But I had no idea until I read his new interview with PopWrap just how much he was dying to be cast in a musical.

PopWrap: In a few of your non-"FNL" projects you've done a lot of singing -- is that something you'd like to do more of?
Scott Porter: Oh yea. I came from that world. I didn't start acting until five or six years ago when I first got cast in "Altar Boyz" and I'd love to go back and do another show in NYC. The right one just hasn't come along. But I came very close on "American Idiot."

PW: Oh wow, that would have been amazing! What about doing something on the big screen?
Scott: Let me tell you, I was a little bit heartbroken the day Jake Gyllenhaal was cast in "Damn Yankees." I really thought "Bandslam" would have helped open that door for me. Unfortunately it wasn't as big as we hoped. The thing is people who've seen it, love it. Now it's just a matter of making sure the right people see it. It's funny, LA doesn't know I can sing.

PW: Has it always been a passion of yours?
Scott: I was raised around music. Mom and dad were in a rock band, I beatboxed professionally, did some dancing and I definitely sing. It's a big passion, it always will be. I'm kicking myself every day for not going in to audition for "Glee!" I just thought I was too old for the student roles and too young for the teachers. I also don't know that I could do better than Matthew Morrison. He's phenomenal and I've known him since I was in New York. But now I'm knocking on the back door of the stage going, "Hello? Delivery" just trying to get onto their stage.

Whole IV under the cut, where he says Last Five Years is his dream musical, that Jason Street might be coming back to Friday Night Lights and that he used to beatbox at Tokyo Disneyland!

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Taylor Lautner Fan Letter To Universal: Your Wolfman Ripped Off Twilight

I don't print reader's letters to me because most of them contain words and insults that are unfit to print. However, once in a while a golden ticket will come into my inbox that is not only worth reading, it's worth sharing with the world.

The e-mail was from Kayla Patterson, a die hard Twilight/Taylor Lautner fan upset about Universal Pictures ripping off the werewolf idea from Twilight. That's right, Universal Studios, who first put werewolves in theaters, are a bunch of copycats.

Here is the e-mail, unedited and untouched (including pictures), which clearly puts Universal Pictures in their place.

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Official Reopening Date Set for ‘Captain EO’ Featuring Michael Jackson



Since we first announced the return of “Captain EO” on the Disney Parks Blog, there has been an incredible response from fans, and we’ve received many enthusiastic emails and phone calls asking exactly when the classic “Captain EO” attraction featuring Michael Jackson will reopen.

Today, we are excited to give you an update on the Captain’s return!

On Tuesday, February 23, as a tribute to the magic, music and messages of “Captain EO,” the 3-D musical adventure is returning to the Tomorrowland theater in which it debuted. While it’s not possible to replicate some special effects elements from the original presentation, it will boast a new 70mm print of the film, and it will sound better than ever thanks to acoustic enhancements made to the theater since the film last played there in 1997.

Check back on the Disney Parks Blog next week for more updates. We’ll also share a special “Captain EO” announcement on Twitter early next week. To be the first to hear it, follow us on Twitter: @Disneyland.

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Abigail Breslin and Kelly Osbourne Are Judging You



Abigail Breslin snaps a pic with Kelly Osbourne during the Nanette Lepore Fall 2010 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Promenade at NYC’s Bryant Park on Wednesday morning (February 17).

In a new article from the NYTimes, the 13-year-old actress and fellow child-turned-serious actor Dakota Fanning’s careers are discussed.

Cindy Osbrink and Beth Cannon, who manage Dakota and Abigail’s careers chimed in about the strategy in choosing a role. Cindy shared, “I think it’s very telling to watch the film choices of actresses like Dakota and Abigail, because what they’re doing right is challenging themselves by doing different roles in picture after picture.”

Beth shared, “When we choose a project, we talk about: ‘What is this project going to bring you next? What choices will it open up for you next?’ After Little Miss Sunshine, she had a very big adult audience. So we made a very strategic choice to do Nim’s Island and Kit Kittredge to get the kid audience, because we knew we needed the younger demographic for her to continue her trajectory to be a star who could at some point hopefully open a movie. And then we went back to movies like Zombieland, which we knew would be for the teens and 20-somethings.”
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Ellen DeGeneres gives 'Idol' miss a break





Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Family tragedy, bad timing and tough competition kept Angela Martin from moving past "American Idol's" Hollywood Week in three separate seasons.

The 28-year-old mother of a special needs child learned Friday that, despite not making the top 24 again, two "Idol" judges will help get her singing career cranked up.
 
Ellen DeGeneres, who is in her first season as a judge, invited Martin onto her talk show to discuss her struggles and to sing. And, DeGeneres said, fellow judge Kara DioGuardi will pen a song for her.
 
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At the end of her visit, DeGeneres revealed to Martin that DioGuardi -- who has written hit songs for Pink and Kelly Clarkson -- will write a song for her.

"You're going in a studio," DeGeneres said. "She is going to produce a song for you and we're going to get you a record label."
 
Martin can't audition next season because of the show's age limit of 28 for contestants.
 
"See how things turn out," DeGeneres said as she hugged Martin.

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I hope something good comes of this because she deserved to be in the Top 24... what I can't understand is WHY she didn't make it? Especially if Ellen and Kara are giving her a helping hand... hmm...

LITERALLY LAUGHING MY FUCKING ASS OFF @ THESE BITCHES

""""Rap star"""" Sky Blu says Mitt Romney first touched him aboard plane during a confrontation



By GLEN JOHNSON , Associated Press
Last update: February 19, 2010 - 4:13 PM

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BOSTON - A rapper with the Grammy-nominated club act LMFAO says former Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney first touched him — and not the other way around — during a confrontation aboard an Air Canada flight that was preparing to take off from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Sky Blu, whose given name is Skyler Gordy, says in a video posted Friday on TMZ.com that he was trying to go to sleep when he leaned his seat back in the coach section of a the Vancouver-to-Los Angeles flight Monday. He says Romney loudly told him several times to straighten it, as is required until takeoff under commercial flight regulations.

Then, he says, Romney reached forward and grabbed his shoulder.

"I just react — boom — get off me, you know," Gordy says in the video, taking a swing through the air as he speaks. "And I didn't take it any further than that. I just wanted the man not to touch me; that's it."

Gordy says that Romney's wife, Ann, screamed and that the plane returned to the gate before two police officers escorted him off. After being detained briefly, he was allowed to buy a ticket for another flight.

Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom had no comment Friday about whether Gordy was the man with whom Romney had the confrontation, but aides said this week that Romney told them he thought the other person was in a band.

Christine Wolff at Interscope Records confirmed that Gordy made the video, which also was posted on the group's Web site.

Air Canada referred calls to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Sgt. Rob Vermeulen confirmed there was an incident on the flight, but he refused to release the names of those involved because no one was arrested.

Shortly after the confrontation, Fehrnstrom said the passenger became "physically violent" with Romney, but the former Massachusetts governor did not retaliate and instead let the authorities deal with it.

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Lauren Conrad wraps up her book tour, remains plastic surgery and drug-free while doing so.

While her former Hills costars are busy trying to score coke, enlarging their tits and dating Ashley Simpson’s leftovers, Lauren has been more industrious.

Lauren graciously signed copies of her best-selling book Sweet Little Lies for fans who lined up hours in advance. Lauren signed books for more than 1000 fans at each of the last two stops.





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South Korea hates Apolo Ohno, Pope remains Catholic



SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Apolo Anton Ohno may be feted at home for his Olympic feats, but he's better known in South Korea as the "king of fouls."

The American short-track speedskater, who goes up against the South Koreans again when he races for a historic seventh Winter Olympics medal on Saturday, may well be the athlete South Koreans hate the most.

One company once sold toilet paper emblazoned with Ohno's face: Ohno joyfully winning the gold, Ohno kissing his medal, Ohno laughing. One video game features an Ohno character you can shoot in the head, and to call something "Ohnolike" is to deride it as a dirty trick.

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This is one competitive-ass sport. Even if you hate Apolo, you can't deny he's an amazing speedskater.



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In which you love Ewan McGregor



Ewan McGregor shot down some casual homophobia from George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America yesterday in a discussion about a photo of McGregor and Jim Carrey kissing.

Asked Stephanopoulos as producers giggled (and one mumbled what sounds like "oh God") in the background: "What is that about?"

Replied McGregor: "Well that's just two men kissing, and it's, uh, in this age, in 2010 it's extraordinary that it's still an object of humor."

Stephanopoulos: "Well you aren't just kissing, you're kind of making out there."

McGregor: "That's a kiss. That's just a kiss."

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Brothers and Sisters star is engaged!



ABC's Brothers & Sisters will welcome a new member to its extended family.

Star Dave Annable (Justin) and actress Odette Yustman are engaged to be married. The actor, 30, proposed to Yustman, 24, last weekend in Santa Barbara.

The couple has been dating for a year-and-a-half. They are planning a wedding this year – though no date has been set.
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Susan Lucci Reacts to Precious Praise



Now this is high praise! Recently on the top Canadian chat show The Hour, Oscar-nominated Precious director Lee Daniels was asked which star he’d most like to work with next. His response? “I'd work with Susan Lucci from All My Children,” Daniels told the program’s host. “You know who Susan Lucci is? I've met everybody from Meryl Streep to Daniel Day-Lewis. I'd be really, like, blown away to meet Susan Lucci. She's sort of hot! She's sort of hot!” (You can see the segment on YouTube.) Daniels’ pick has been all the buzz—especially in Soapland—but no one’s heard from Lucci herself. We tracked her down in Tampa, Florida, where she’d been so busy doing three back-to-back days on HSN, selling her hot butt off (beauty products, jewelry, her Malibu Pilates workout machine), that she was the last to know about Daniels’ compliment.

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Ed Westwick & Hayden Panettiere @ Tommy Hilfiger Show



Making the most of their front row seats, Ed Westwick and Hayden Panettiere were spotted at the Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2010 runway show in New York City last night (February 18).

With Rosario Dawson also on-hand, the “Gossip Girl” stud and the “Heroes” babe looked to be having a marvelous time as the checked out the latest looks from the uber-popular American designer.

In related news, it sounds like Miss Panettiere is trading in her on-camera charm for some time behind the scenes.

Hayden will executive produce “HMS,” a new show about freshman students at Harvard Medical School for the CW network.

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Logan Lerman 'flattered' by Selena Gomez.


Percy Jackson And The Olympians star Logan Lerman has admitted that he was "flattered" when Selena Gomez branded him "the next big thing".

The Wizards Of Waverly Place actress tipped 18-year-old Lerman as a future star during her recent appearance on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM show.

According to Just Jared, Lerman told The Bonnie Hunt Show that he had been on the road promoting the fantasy film when Gomez's interview aired.

"I heard about that. It's so flattering," he said. "I remember someone told me that she said that about me and it was flattering, very nice."

Hunt then suggested that Lerman - who revealed that he was single - should ask Gomez out on a date. "I don't know her!" he replied, but after Hunt insisted that it should happen, he said: "Okay, now I have to find her but only because you told me to!"

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Caroline Dhavernas cast in Shonda Rimes Pilot



Wonderfalls' Caroline Dhavernas has been cast as one of the three leads in Off the Map, Shonda Rhimes' new medical pilot for ABC.

Dhavernas, 31, will play Lily, a young doctor who deals with tragedy by moving to a jungle in South America to work in a free clinic.


Working with Lily at the clinic will be Meena, an infectious disease specialist with a shadowy past, and Manny (Without a Trace's Enrique Murciano), an egotistical plastic surgeon. Meena has not yet been cast.

Map will be executive-produced by Rhimes and written by Grey's Anatomy co-executive producer Jenna Bans.

Wonderfalls is my favorite TV show of all time, and she is my favorite actress of all time, so this is pretty much the greatest news in the world for me.

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Is GaGa going GaGa?

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Nearly naked and swathed in chainmail as she grabs lewdly at her crotch, Lady GaGa strikes a predictably demure pose.

But behind the scenes of this Q Magazine photo shoot, the singer’s behaviour was equally bizarre.

She left onlookers bemused by bursting into tears halfway through and saying: “I’m just not in a good place right now.”

GaGa had earlier infuriated the Q’s photographers with her exacting demands for the shoot which took place at London’s Mayfair Hotel.

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I really feel for her if this is true. She seems exhausted.
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Shaun White doesn't smoke pot?

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PLAYBOY: Have you ever smoked pot with Michael Phelps?
WHITE: With Phelpsy? Old Smoke on the Water? No. To be honest, I’ve never been into going there. My friends, I’ll admit, most of them do. Because I’m not that into it, it puts me in a funny position with those guys. And now, because it’s Olympics time and everybody’s getting tested for drugs, you see them just sweating bullets, man. I’m like, Ah, whatever.

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Scotty Lago leaves Vancouver as risque photos emerge


VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- American halfpipe bronze medalist Scotty Lago volunteered to leave the Olympics on Friday after risque pictures of him showed up on the Internet.

Lago, who was awarded his bronze medal Thursday night, was at a party, wearing a Team USA T-shirt when somebody snapped a photo of a woman kneeling below Lago's waist to kiss his medal. That picture, and another showing him sticking the medal in the woman's mouth while teammate Greg Bretz looks on, appeared Friday on the TMZ Web site.

Lago apologized to officials at the U.S. Olympic Committee and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and decided to go home.

In the aftermath of several out-of-competition incidents in Turin, one of which resulted in the dismissal of freestyle skier Jeret Peterson, the USOC has made extra efforts to emphasize athletes be on their best behavior when they're at the Olympics.

Before the Beijing Games, the USOC began its "Ambassador Program" that athletes are made to complete before they travel to the games.

Lago was a member of a group of snowboarders called the "Frends," that included Kevin Pearce and Danny Davis, both of whom were badly injured before the Olympics and couldn't make the trip.

"I put all that aside and rode," Lago said.

He said he put together one of the best runs of his life to win the surprise bronze on a night overshadowed by Shaun White and his gold-medal performance.

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Wendy's take on Vanity Fair





Race or Weight?

Everyone’s talking about Vanity Fair’s “Young Hollywood” cover that features all White and very thin Tinseltown stars.

Noticeably absent is Gabourey Sidibe, who is clearly the #1 breakout star of 2009 for her Oscar nominated performance in “Precious.”

Watch Wendy’s take on Gabourey being snubbed by Vanity Fair and tell us what you think.

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I don't know. There's a discussion in the Black community if Precious, the film, should be getting all this high praise because of its negative, stereotype filled portrayal but that's not Gabby. I like this if it is putting out there that Hollywood beauty is well... "white and thin".
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Sandra Bullock Tried to Rescue A Puppy Running in Traffic + Missing Dog Update


Bullock Checks Blind Side ... For Runaway Pup



Posted Feb 19th 2010 1:07PM by TMZ Staff


After her husband Jesse James' dog Cinnabun was returned safely, Sandra Bullock tried to pay it forward by coming to the aid of an adorable little dog on the loose while driving in Long Beach today.

Parked in traffic on a busy street in Southern California, the actress tried clapping her hands and calling out to the tiny white pooch in hopes of getting it out of harm's way. It was running against traffic in the middle of a left turn-designated lane.

Bullock was not alone in her pursuit. The man in the car in front of her also poked out of his car to survey the situation.

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Jesse James' Dog Badly Beaten



 Jesse James says his beloved 9 month old pitbull terrier CinnaBun was beaten and spent the night at the vet’s office, RadarOnline.com has confirmed.
 

Speaking to Ryan Seacrest on KIIS-FM Friday morning, Sandra Bullock’s hubby said that Cinnabun may have lost 23 pounds during the 25 days that she was missing.  And her veterinarian kept her overnight to get her back to her normal weight. He also said, “Someone beat the hell out of her.”  But he’s focusing on the news that she’s back home and safe. “I don’t care about all that, I’m just glad to have her back,” he said.
 

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Snooki's College Appearance Causes Racist, Violent Uproar

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What began as an invitation for some fist pumping and Jersey Shore entertainment ended causing a racist uproar at a Virginia university, RadarOnline.com is reporting exclusively.

MTV reality star Snooki is scheduled to appear at James Madison University on March 3 and the university created a Facebook page to promote her appearance.

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Socialite Lindsay Lohan Spreads Peace Around London

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Lindsay Lohan flashed the peace sign yesterday outside the Connaught Hotel in London. The socialite has been busy pursuing philanthropic ventures across the pond. She hosted an event to raise money for relief efforts in Haiti. Linds sports a borderline grunge look as she leaves her hotel. She has been looking a bit bewildered lately as she hops around London town.
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Conan's Return to Comedy



When and where will the world next see Conan O’Brien?

It’s not certain yet but it will almost surely be on stage, and maybe all over the world.

Representatives of Mr. O’Brien, the former host of “The Tonight Show” on NBC, confirmed Friday that plans are in the works to book what is being called “a revue” starring Mr. O’Brien in theaters in major cities from California to New York, and perhaps parts further east and west–and maybe north.

With his separation deal from NBC preventing Mr. O’Brien from appearing anywhere on television until after Sept. 1, the comedian’s representatives have for several weeks been formulating a plan to get him back in front of the public in a show that would have some elements of his television work combined with new stage elements.

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NEW MUSIC Shiny Toy Guns - Major Tom (A cover of the Peter Schilling song)

Or you can also call it a long ass car comericial


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"The new official music video for the "Major Tom(Coming Home)" cover done by the Shiny Toy Guns. Yes, live, but indeed official! This is also the famous cover song used on the Lincoln MKZ car commercial."

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<3 this band and this song is pretty good but their cover of Burning For You>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>this. lolwtf @ the video though. I guess they were too cheap to film an actual video.
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Michael Phelps says London will be final Olympics

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The most decorated athlete in Olympic history began a five-day trip to Vancouver by making a little news of his own. Michael Phelps told reporters that the 2012 London Olympics will be his last and that he won't attempt to repeat his eight-gold-medal performance in two years.

"I told myself I will not swim over the age of 30, and I will not swim over the age of 30," he said.

Phelps will be 27 at the London Olympics. He has won 14 gold medals in his career, five more than any other athlete. Though he didn't specifically say how many events he'd do in London, five or six would be the most likely (three relays plus two or three individual events).

Usually you can take athlete promises with a grain of salt — BRETT FAVRE — but Phelps strikes me as the kind of guy who will stay retired. Swimming is a sport for the young and a 31-year-old competing in the Olympics against 19-year-olds doesn't sound like an enviable task, even for the greatest in the history of the sport. Yet, Phelps didn't say he was retiring immediately after London. Could he stick around long enough to lure him back into the pool in 2016?

If anything, I'd bet more on Phelps coming back in 2020 than in 2016. Imagine that story: Out of the pool for eight years, the greatest Olympic champion returns for one event. That's the stuff from which lucrative endorsement deals are made.

After arriving in the host city of the 2010 Winter Games, Phelps took in a hockey game and took part in some sponsorship events with Canadian gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau. Before he leaves on Monday he hopes to see Apolo Ohno race in short-track speedskating and also see the highly anticipated U.S.-Canada hockey game on Sunday.

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Family Guy Voice Actor Says Palin 'Does Not Have a Sense of Humor'



Since it was shown on Sunday, an episode of the Fox animated comedy "Family Guy" has drawn the repeated condemnation of Sarah Palin, the former Republican governor of Alaska and 2008 vice-presidential nominee.

In the episode, the teenage character Chris dates a girl named Ellen, who has Down syndrome, and who tells him over dinner that her mother is "the former governor of Alaska." Ms. Palin, whose son Trig also has Down syndrome, has said that the "Family Guy" show "really isn't funny" and was the work of "cruel, cold-hearted people." Ms. Palin's daughter Bristol has written that the "Family Guy" writers were "mocking my brother and my family," and called them "heartless jerks."

One person who supports the "Family Guy" staff is Andrea Fay Friedman, the 39-year-old actor and public speaker who played Ellen in that episode. Like the character, Ms. Friedman also has Down syndrome.

In an e-mail message sent on Thursday to The New York Times, Ms. Friedman wrote:

My name is Andrea Fay Friedman. I was born with Down syndrome. I played the role of Ellen on the "Extra Large Medium" episode of Family Guy that was broadcast on Valentine's day. Although they gave me red hair on the show, I am really a blonde. I also wore a red wig for my role in "Smudge" but I was a blonde in "Life Goes On". I guess former Governor Palin does not have a sense of humor. I thought the line "I am the daughter of the former governor of Alaska" was very funny. I think the word is "sarcasm".

In my family we think laughing is good. My parents raised me to have a sense of humor and to live a normal life. My mother did not carry me around under her arm like a loaf of French bread the way former Governor Palin carries her son Trig around looking for sympathy and votes.

Ms. Friedman also spoke by phone with ArtsBeat about her "Family Guy" episode and the controversy that followed. These are excerpts from that conversation.

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Best Show on ABC Family gets renewed!



A cheer for ABC Family's "Greek"!

The cable network on Friday renewed the dramedy series for a fourth season.

"Greek," which received a 10-episode order, will return with originals later this year.
The hourlong show centers on fraternity and sorority life at Cyprus-Rhodes University.

The college dramedy, created by Patrick Sean Smith, is ABC Family's longest-running original series currently on the air. It has been a solid performer for the network since its launch in 2007 and fit successfully into ABC Family's new three-hour original block on Monday.

Its most recent third season posted double-digit ratings gains in most key demos, including 22% among persons 18-34.

ABC Family recently picked up three new series, dramas "Pretty Little Liars" and "Huge" and comedy "Melissa & Joey," while opting not to renew veteran drama "Lincoln Heights" for a fifth season.

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I'm stoked, because I really wanted just one more chapter, to get to graduation, so I'm think after that, it'll be dunzo, which works for me, since it's the natural ending point.
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Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, 23, has wowed snowboarding fans—and millions who didn’t know they were snowboarding fans—with his daredevil double corks and other wild moves. But just as entrancing is White’s lush mane of natural red hair. How does he get it just that fabulous? “My secret is an awesome new product – called water,” White deadpans. “It’s pretty curly on its own. I just use the hotel shampoo and conditioner and wash it every other day, because otherwise it gets huge. Two days of snowboarding in a helmet helps — it looks better dirtier.” Right now, a friend trims his hair for free every two months. But the stylist does more thinning than shortening. “I feel I’ve lost something if I cut it short; but I need to take the weight off.” Though he has tried to brush off the nickname “Flying Tomato,” he has no plans to change his signature color. “If I did, I’d go black to make it Danzig-looking,” he says with a laugh, referring to the punk band. “Black hair looks OK with freckles.”

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Simon Wants Lady Gaga As Mentor On “American Idol” ; Hopes For Taylor Swift-Esque Winner

American Idol just finished selecting the Top 24 — and Simon Cowell is already talking about what he’d like to see during his final season on the TV talent show.

“I think we should have Lady Gaga,” Cowell told reporters on a Thursday afternoon conference call. “She is the most relevant pop artist in the world at the moment… and I’ve met her and she’s very smart. I like her.”

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The judge also revealed that he thinks one of the 12 female semifinalists should surge to the top in his final season with the show

“We’ve had a few years of guys winning the show and I would say there is definitely a better chance of a girl winning the show this year, certainly than last year. I would love to find a Taylor Swift. Somebody who’s relevant rather than a contest winner.”

Simon will leave Idol at the end of the current season to concentrate on creating an American version of his UK hit, The X Factor.

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Cheryl Tweedy hangs out with Derek Hough in LA as 4th affair emerges


As reports of a FOURTH affair emerged, the message to her errant husband could not have been clearer.

Cheryl Cole stepped out to watch a romantic film with a handsome TV star yesterday - and appeared to indicate she is no longer willing to put up with footballer Ashley's indiscretions.

The 26-year-old singer and X Factor judge, who friends say will demand a divorce within weeks, was spotted in Los Angeles with U.S. dancer Derek Hough, for the third time since her arrival.

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OH ITS A PET POST

Movieline Remembers: 65 Years of Television Pets



There used to be a time when television audiences could look to on-screen pets for crucial plot turns — like when Lassie saved Timmy from an abandoned mine, Santa’s Little Helper enrolled in the Police Dog Academy or the army drafted Arnold Ziffel. Even as those meaty plot lines depleted, animals were still thrown an occasional bone for easy laughs (“Comet ate the rump roast!”). But as reality and workplace shows replace standard family-centered fare, the number of roles written for pets dwindles. Unfortunately for animal actors, pet wranglers are expensive, dogs have no business in hospitals and even sadder, pigs cannot improvise. With this sad trend in mind, Moveline looks back on 65 years of television’s furry (and scaly) companions and their most memorable storylines. Enjoy and please contribute your own memories in the comments section below.


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Radio At Risk : Will Radio Die Soon?

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For more than 80 years, radio and the recording industry have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship: free play for free promotion. And it works. It’s a relationship that has sustained businesses on both sides.

But the labels–like many businesses–are struggling in this economy. Now they want to impose a fee called a performance tax on local radio stations to subsidize their losses.

The money generated from the performance tax would flow out of your community and into the pockets of the major record labels – and three out of the four are foreign-owned.

If you’re one of the 235 million people who listen to radio each week, a tax could reduce the variety of music radio stations play, and all but eliminate the possibility of new artists breaking onto the scene.

It also affects your community. Radio stations are major contributors to public service – generating $6 billion in public service annually, providing vital news and community information and free airtime to help local charities.

And, worst of all, if you’re one of the 106,000 Americans employed by local radio, your job could be in jeopardy.

If you want to see what you can do to save radio, go to NoPerformanceTax.org and follow the organization on Twitter (@StopRadioTax) for updates.

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