February 22nd, 2010

  • saint4u

Who Should Play the American Versions of "Christian and Olli"?



Don't kill the messenger!

In news that is sure to thrill some and rile others, former HBO Vice President Sam Martin is adapting a U.S. version of one of the iconic gay couples of international TV.

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.

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.

We've been covering Verbotene Liebe on AfterElton for a couple of years, first on the blog and now in our Gay of our Lives column, and we've watched the Christian and Olli story grow from a buried treasure to an international phenomenon.

No matter how you feel about the remake, there's never been a show built solely around a gay couple, so it'll be remarkable and heartening if this comes to fruition.

Now comes the hard part. Who can possibly fill the shoes of Thore Schölermann and Jo Weil? It was their chemistry and sincerity that made us fall in love with Christian and Olli, and they'll be a tough act to follow.

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IDK about the english casting, but a whole show based around their pairing should be awesome if done correctly and a good step in the right direction for more positive and affirming gay couples shown on tv.

A taste of the original hot couple -

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Lily Allen: "The Brits is just a TV show"

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LILY ALLEN has dismissed the Brit Awards as nothing more than "a TV show" designed to push record sales.

The Fear singer gave her damning opinion after waging war on a Twitter user who accused Lily of "slagging off" the Brits despite winning a prize.

The conflict started when Lily - who scooped the Best British Female Solo Act gong - took to the networking site to give her lukewarm review of the star-studded Tuesday bash.

She wrote: "Brits were... interesting? Weird scene."

Her verdict riled diehard LEONA LEWIS fan Tom Hurt, who is adamant the prize should have gone to his pop idol.

He ranted: "Leona should have won British Female - at least she does not slag off the awards when she hasn't won."

What Tom probably didn't expect was a quick-fire reply from outspoken Lily.

She Tweeted: "It's a TV show, a vehicle created for pop acts to sell more records at a difficult time of year. Don't delude yourself.

"But, you're right, she probably should have won. I was rooting for PIXIE LOTT though."

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Cheryl Cole Divorce Announcement Is Imminent

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Cheryl Cole has sent a text message to husband Ashley telling him their relationship is over.
The betrayed singer sent the message after reading of her footballer husband's five mistresses, according to reports.

Cheryl intends to return to the UK this week to announce the split, with a draft statement regarding the divorce already drawn up.

A close friend of the star told the Sun that when she headed to Los Angeles following her performance at the Brits she was still deciding her future. But she is now clear that the marriage is over and is said to have consulted divorce lawyers.

'The time for any more excuses or promises is over. She wants to have put a statement out by the end of the week so she can start moving on,' the friend said.

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Update On Britney Spears' Upcoming Album



New info from theprophetblog.net:

It’s been a while since I updated you on Britney Spears seventh album so here you go!

The Queen B is working with K. Briscoe of The Outsyderz again, who produced her #1 comeback single “Womanizer”. Briscoe also recently worked on Timbalands Shock Value II album on “Lose Control” with JoJo and “The One I Love” with Keri Hilson, which further hints that Britney’s new album will have more urban influences.

Also contributing to the new album is songwriter Corte Ellis of the Soul Diggaz, who co-wrote “Get Naked” from Blackout and has previously worked with Fantasia and Monica.

And finally dance DJ David Guetta confirmed that he’s already finished the song with Britney that he was scheduled to work on.

Right now the new album is due in June and other producers attached include Danja, Max Martin, Darkchild, Sean Garrett and many more, but who actually manages to make the final cut will be a different story.

It sounds to me that she’ll be doing pop that has urban crossover potential. What do you think?

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Kim Kardashian in Hot Water Over Fragrance Logo




Kim Kardashian is one busy woman. She juggles multiple businesses, endorsements, and public appearances on a daily basis. Her latest baby? The Kim Kardashian fragrance, which hit Sephora stores this month. There's just one problem: The perfume's logo may not have been Kim's idea.

The double K logo on Kim's fragrance bottles bears a striking resemblance to the double K logo of a jewelry line called Korcula. In fact, back in 2008, Korcula creator Lindley Bertin sent Kardashian one of the gold necklaces shown above as a gift. Bertin thought Kardashian would love the fact that the Korcula brand's logo included her initials, and she was right: Kim was seen wearing the necklace, and Bertin was flattered.

That is, of course, until she saw Kardashian's perfume bottes come out this year. Bertin told StyleList, "I am disappointed that someone would take something from me that I put so much time, energy, and money into creating." The designer feels that the Kardashian fragrance logo is a rip-off of her own, and has enlisted the help of mega-lawyer David Boies to resolve the matter.

We're keeping our fingers crossed that everything works out peacefully!

What do you think, ONTD? Coincidence or copy?






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FINAL FANTASY VII POST. SQUARE STILL BEING LITTLE BITCHES



In case you haven't yet completely given up hope for a Final Fantasy VII remake on the PlayStation 3, here is Final Fantasy XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase with yet another proclamation of how very unlikely it is to happen. Speaking to TechDigest, Kitase explained that the sheer amount of work and development time that a remake would require makes the prospect "pretty unrealistic."

"If it were possible that we had all the right facilities and the right environment to be able to make and prepare a Final Fantasy VII remake within a year, we'd very much like a go at it," Kitase said, with a very obvious "but" looming on the horizon. "But even Final Fantasy XIII has taken over three and a half years to create. If we were to recreate final Fantasy VII with the same level of graphical detail as you see in Final Fantasy XIII, we'd imagine that that would take as much as three or four times longer than the three and a half years it has taken to put this Final Fantasy together! So it's looking pretty unrealistic to happen!"

So in other words, according to the man who would probably know best, it apparently could conceivably take up to twelve years to make a FFVII remake with the same graphical quality as FFXIII. We're not sure if that was an exaggeration, but it's no wonder Kitase says it's "looking pretty unrealistic."

This also echoes similar comments Kitase made earlier this month, when he said that it's "very hard to make games on PlayStation 3 in the same style as the games in [FFVII's] era had. Making graphics will take an enormous time." He explained that's also part of the reason FFXIII is more linear than past Final Fantasy games.

Still, Kitase did say that if by "any remote chance" it were possible to do the remake in less time, they would. But by the sound of it, you're probably better off lowering your hopes, FFVII fans.

Source - http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3178056

Tbh I am kind of puzzled of all this talk of them going on and on about VII if they are not doing it at all, which kind of makes me think there is more going on behind the scenes with VII than what we are hearing and reading online about. Not necessarily a remake of the original game, but perhaps maybe a true sequel that is NOT Advent Children part two but a real FF sequel to an awesome game ?

Also, there is a cool article on Final Fantasy VIII which I am sure a lot of fans would love to read so here is the link to that - http://www.1up.com/do/blogEntry?bId=9020725 - and it pretty much says what was thought to be wrong with the follow up to VII despite the story being one of the more romantic ones made for the series. Maybe if it were released during the Twilight craze it would of fared much better imo. What really ticked me off about VIII personally was the whole junctioning system and how you could not upgrade your weapons and armor manually like in the other FF games, and some of the GF you had available were just useless in a physical fight.

The Kardashians Kast "Keeping Up: The Movie"

 

 

In celebration of the finale of Keeping Up with the Kardashians last night, Celebuzz had a little fun with Kim, Khloe, Kourtney having them dish on which Hollywood A-listers would they like to see portraying their clan  if there were ever to be a “Keeping up with the Kardashians: The Movie.”

"This actually turned out to be a lot harder than I thought," Khloe admitted. "I mean, it’s not easy to find an actress capable of stepping into the mindset of Kris Jenner! LOL."

As for who should be involved in the project behind the camera, Kim has an idea in mind for that too: "Obviously I would be the executive producer!"

Some of the casting highlights include:

For Kim: Khloe & Kourtney picked JLO, but Kim thinks Penelope Cruz would be a better fit

For Khloe: Kim picked Liv Tyler for Khloe and Kourtney picked Mandy Moore, but Kloe see’s Drew Barrymore in the role.

For Lamar: Khloe picked Denzel Washington, but Kim see’s Gary Coleman as the best one to fill his big shoes.

For “momager” Kris: Sharon Stone, Meg Ryan and Katherine Zeta Jones would be sent the script.

For Rob: Taylor Lautner (REALLY?)

For Scott: The 3 sisters we’re all in agreement that Christian Bale from “American Psycho” should play Kourtney’s baby daddy Scott.  We see a definite resemblance there.

Source: http://www.celebuzz.com/kim-khloe-kourtney-cast-keeping-s175731/
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The sun exclusive - Lindsay Lohan I hit rock bottom

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HOLLYWOOD wild child LINDSAY LOHAN today lays bare the extent of her drug addiction - and confesses she came close to killing herself through a heady mix of alcohol, cocaine and mind-bending drugs.

And she tells of her "terror" at collapsing on her bathroom floor after taking sleeping pills.

The bisexual actress, who has been to rehab three times and was jailed after being caught with cocaine, has always played down the extent of her drug abuse.

But today the 23-year-old star of hit films such as Herbie Fully Loaded and Mean Girls sensationally reveals she hit rock bottom - and risked blowing her entire career.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun she tells how her problems got worse when her father MICHAEL, a former drug addict and jailbird who beat up Lindsay's mother DINA, started talking to the Press about his daughter in 2007.

Lindsay, nicknamed Li-Lo, says: "When my father was going public, that's when I hit rock bottom. I abused substances too much and it wasn't the answer to my problems. People need to know that.

"I tried to mask my problems with alcohol, cocaine and mind-altering substances. Now I'm in a place where I don't need to use anything and I can feel emotions because I choose to.


"I learnt from my mistakes and I'm now healthy and happier. I never want to be close to losing everything I worked for and aspired to have my whole life.

"Mind-altering substances are so dangerous. If I can teach others, especially teens, by sharing my experiences, then that's what I will continue to do.

"I've made some dreadful mistakes but learned from them - that has probably saved my life."

Lindsay sees a therapist fortnightly and attends weekly alcohol education lessons. She says the first time she sought help for her addiction was in 2007 after collapsing in her LA bathroom, waking surrounded by cascading water - and terrified


She says: "I went to rehab three times. The first time I checked myself in because I had taken Ambien. It's a sleeping aid but it makes you hallucinate.

"I'd run a bath and fallen asleep on the floor and the bath had overflowed.

"When I woke up I was so scared, I called my therapist and said, 'Can I just go somewhere for a month?

"I'm around bad people and I need to take care of myself'. I was terrified, so I put myself in.

"There was a point when I didn't know how to say 'No' and I was trying to please everyone.

"I was doing pop and making films. I was young and thought I could go out, have fun, then go on set and record. I ran myself down and I lost track of who I was."

Talking of the first time she was caught with cocaine, following a car smash in May 2007, she confesses: "It was in a purse and I was with friends. I wasn't trying to lie to police.

"I was only aware of cocaine because of my dad. I was terrified of it. But I tried it because I was stubborn, stupid, and wanted to see what it was like.

"It's not something I ever want to do again. It made me feel like s***. It became uninteresting to me. I'm hyper anyway and I have that kind of personality so I don't need something like that."

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RiRi knows she can't pull a Gaga

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Rihanna is frequently spotted on red carpets wearing outfits that a sane person would politely describe as "wacky", but she insists there's no rivalry with Lady Gaga — aka the Queen of Wacky Outfits.
"I could never wear anything that Lady Gaga wears," the 'Rude Boy' singer told MusicFIX during her recent jaunt to Australia. "It works for her because that's her. It'll look pretty silly on me!"

"The only way I succeeded was by being myself and not really look at who else is out there or trying to compete with them," she added.

Rihanna also reveals that even though she's a megastar, she's really just a normal girl who loves normal things — like watching TV, cooking, and dancing around at home in her underwear.

Rihanna reckons that Gaga's fashion sense is "out there", but some of the stuff RiRi wears is pretty out there too. The proof is in our gallery of her craziest outfits.

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Look Who's Doing a Thriller

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Lionsgate has signed a deal to distribute Abduction, a thriller written by Shawn Christensen that will star Taylor Lautner ("The Twilight Saga").

The Gotham Group, Vertigo Entertainment and Lautner's Tailor Made are producing the project.

The story is focused on a young man who discovers his own baby picture on a missing persons website.

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TV Spot For The Last Airbender



Paramount Pictures aired a new TV spot for M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender during the Winter Olympics and you can watch the video using the player below!

Opening July 2nd, the big screen adaptation stars Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel, Jessica Jade Andres, Aasif Mandvi, Shaun Toub, Cliff Curtis and Keong Sim.

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I know nothing of this movie other than that there's a boy with an arrow or something on his head, who has powers and has to win a war...or something like that.
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Kick-Ass Character Posters

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Brand new characters banner posters for Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass which is based on the groundbreaking, best-selling comic by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. have been revealed. Vaughn (Stardust, Layer Cake) who directed the movie from the script that he wrote with Jane Goldman stars Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson, Lyndsy Fonseca, Mark Strong, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe Moretz.

Kick-Ass tells the story of average teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron 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 (Chloë Moretz) and her father, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage).

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Work In Progress Trailer for Disney's "Tangled" Leaks!



A very rough draft of the trailer for Disney's "Tangled", aka "Rapunzel", has been leaked online. After hearing stories of people being shown this trailer after filling out entertainment survey's about the title change, someone managed to capture it and put it on youtube for us all to enjoy.

Keep in mind that the trailer is mostly in storyboard and rough animation, so it will give you an idea of the animation, but since all the animation is unrendered we won't know much about the actual look of the film untill the finished trailer or teaser is released (which is rumored to happen with the release of the "Princess and the Frog" dvd). The trailer does offer us our first look at new characters Pascal, Rapunzel's sidekick pet chameleon and her white horse Maximus.

Also, Disney insiders have stated that the trailer is putting more focus on the comedy aspect and the male character named Flynn Rider but that the actual movie is much more a classic Disney fairytale with the focus on Rapunzel and her journey. The movie will also feature original new songs by Alan Menken, so disregard this trailer's soundtrack as it's for the trailer only. So don't let the marketing fool you.

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It's a Girl for Padma Lakshmi!!



Padma Lakshmi is now the happy mother of a daughter.

"Model, author and Emmy-nominated host of Top Chef Padma Lakshmi gave birth to a baby girl named Krishna Thea Lakshmi on Saturday," her rep tells PEOPLE. "Mother and baby are well and happy."

Last month, Lakshmi dropped hints about her daughter's name, saying, "I am going to name the child an Indian name. It will be after someone in my family, so don't expect to see an Anglicized name – it will be a classically Indian Sanskrit name."

Lakshmi, 39, announced her pregnancy in Oct. after years of struggling with endometriosis. She has not identified the baby's father.

Right before the birth, a friend of the TV chef told PEOPLE: "Padma is very happy. She's wanted to be a mom for a long time. She was very relieved and happy when she got pregnant."

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Twilight Star Follows Current Trend with “N” Word Usage

 

Let ME find out that using the “N” word in Hollywood is the new trend. Pay attention, Twilight fans…Robert Pattinson has a message for you:
 
 
Interviewer: Rob, did you know that every time you say actor or acting you lower your voice to a whisper?
He’s genuinely startled. “I do?”
Interviewer: Yes, so quietly it’s like you’re saying Negro.
He laughs, lightens up. “What if we were ‘acting’ like ‘Negroes’? Then we’d be fucked—we couldn’t hear anything. . . .” 
 
 *FYI…it should also be noted that the person conducting the interview was a Black woman…Lena Horne’s grand daughter to be exact (see Jenny Lumet). Just some food for thought. SMDH
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TV Ratings Sunday



With the USA continuing to win medals in Vancouver, of course the Winter Olympics won the Sunday night ratings battle, while CBS’s Undercover Boss remained strong. The rest of the primetime competition recovered a bit from last Sunday.

The Winter Olympics 5.7 rating for adults 18-49 on Sunday night was up 4% from the same night of the Torino (2006) games, but down 19% from last Sunday’s telecast.

While still down vs. its season averages, Fox’s line up recovered substantially from last Sunday with The Simpsons up 15% to a 3.0 rating, The Cleveland Show up 17% to a 2.8 rating and American Dad up 12% to a 2.8 rating. Update: There was a short NASCAR overrun into the 7pm half hour in the East/Central.

While Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was up sharply (32%) vs. last Sunday to a 2.5 rating, the rest of ABC’s lineup was held down by the Olympics. Desperate Housewives 3.7 rating matched its series low rating from 1/31/10. Brother & Sisters recovered a bit (+4%) to a 2.5 rating vs. 1/31/10.

Undercover Boss continues to be a star for CBS. It fell just 8% from last week to a still strong 4.8 rating. Amazing Race was up 4% to a 2.9 rating, and even Cold Case was up 10% to a 2.3 rating.




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I watched the hockey game on MSNBC for Team US. What did you watch ONTD?
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Alexander McQueen's final McQ Collection


Here is the last line created by the late Alexander McQueen for his second line, McQ. With punk touches, the collection features the expressive Yuri Plesku...

Punk is the departure point for new the line, which pays tribute to a key decade in UK fashion. McQueen brings us rebellion, stylized figures and a skinhead look from the eighties.

There are slim silhouettes, striking colorwashes, short-sleeved shirts and classic check shirts.

The collection was due to be presented the day of his death.

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Interpol to Tour with U2

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When U2 continue their 360° tour this summer, they'll bring along fellow rock dino Lenny Kravitz, Coldplay detritus the Fray, and brooding New York rockers Interpol. After a solo turn from singer Paul Banks as well as various side projects, it looks like Interpol are solidifying a comeback this year-- their website currently reads INTERPOL 2010. They know what year it is.

Back in November, Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino said the band recorded a new album last spring and that it sounds more like their stunning debut LP Turn on the Bright Lights and less like their 2007 shit sandwich Our Love to Admire. Smart.

All U2 and Interpol dates below:

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POSTING FOR INTERPOL

I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEW ALBUM


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SURPRISE! The Rocker has a new single


Allison Iraheta, fourth-place finisher from season 8 of American Idol, will perform her new single “Scars” during the show’s Thursday-night telecast (8 p.m. ET on Fox). A live performance by the red-headed rocker should provide momentary respite for the four season 9 semifinalists (two men, two women) who’ll get the boot during the course of the hour-long telecast. “Scars,” written by Toby Gad and Alyssa James, and produced by Gad, is a ballad from Iraheta’s 2009 debut Just Like You; a rep from 19 Entertainment confirms “Scars” will be the followup single to “Friday I’ll Be Over U.”

As previously announced, Thursday’s episode of Idol will also feature season 8 champ Kris Allen performing and sharing footage of his recent trip to Haiti to raise awareness and funds that will benefit the UN Foundation’s work in the earthquake-ravaged country; that organization is one recipient of this year’s “Idol Gives Back” campaign. Thursday’s telecast will encourage viewers to donate money online and via text-message.



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Tila Tequila posted her new video from her 'Australian Tour' on her website:


She writes:

WHO DID IT BETTER? TILA VS MADONNA "LIKE A VIRGIN" LIVE!

So I was at my concert in Australia at Chasers in Melbourne, and had such a BLAST & my fans were going NUTS, that once I finished my set, they wanted more! So I decided to sing for them one of my favorite Madonna songs "LIKE A VIRGIN" LIVE! I posted this video on YOUTUBE and they deleted my account!!!!! WHY?? I dont know but I think it's cuz its too sexy? Maybe they thought my boobies were showing but I HAD TAPE OVER MY NIPPLES SO THAT IT WOULDN'T SHOW!!!! THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT!! I WAS IN NO WAY NAKED NOR NIPPLES SHOWING! I HAD TRIPPLE TAPE OVER MY BREASTS! ANYWAY...Here is my LIVE rendition of "LIKE A VIRGIN" I did it as an ENCORE song for my fans since they wanted MORE TILA!!!! I LOVE MADONNA SO I SANG THIS SONG DEDICATED TO MY FANS AND OF COURSE MY IDOL, MADONNA! I HOPE SHE LIKES WHAT I DID! THANK YOU ALL AUSTRALIA! I HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE GOING ON TOUR THERE! NEXT UP WILL BE MY USA TOUR, UNTIL I GET TOO BIG FROM BEING PREGGERS THEN I HAVE TO STOP, BUT SHALL CONTINUE GRINDING AFTER BABY IS OUT! YAYYYY! I HOPE YOU LIKE MY RENDITION OF THIS SONG!

Love,
Ms. Nguyen
SOOOOOON TO BE "MRS


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Nationwide screening of "We Live In Public" on March 1st

WE LIVE IN PUBLIC, winner of the 2009 Grand Jury Prize for documentaries at Sundance, tells the story of the effect the internet is having on our society as seen through the eyes of the greatest Internet pioneer you've never heard of, visionary Josh Harris. Award-winning director, Ondi Timoner (DIG!), documented his tumultuous life for more than a decade, to create a riveting, cautionary tale of what to expect as the virtual world inevitably takes control of our lives.



On March 1st, in celebration of our VOD/DVD release, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC will be screened simultaneously in theaters worldwide! The screenings will be followed by a webcasted in-theater Q&A with director Ondi Timoner and the always-controversial star of our documentary, Josh Harris, live from a pod in Chicago (if you’ve seen WLIP, remember the sleeping pods from the bunker?). Concurrent screenings and Q&As will take place in LA, Denver, Chicago, New York and Atlanta, and we are thrilled that Adrian Grenier (Entourage) will be live with the audience in New York and Eliza Dushku will be hosting the affair in LA. All of the cities will be linked to one another and webcast live on weliveinpublicthemovie.com. Webcast starts at 5:30 PM PST, with screenings starting at 6 PM in LA, & in Denver, 8pm in Chicago, and 9pm in NY & Atlanta. Q&A and outrageous parties directly following the screenings. During the simultaneous screenings, Ondi and Josh will host a live show from their Chicago pod with exclusive clips from WE LIVE IN PUBLIC, all live on weliveinpublicthemovie.com.

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We Live In Public - Official Trailer
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Gabourey Sidibe jetting out of Heathrow 2/22



Bringing an end to her time overseas, Gabourey Sidibe was spotted arriving at Heathrow International Airport in London, England to catch a departing flight.

The “Precious” actress looked to be in good spirits as she made her way through the terminal while being followed by shutterbugs.

Last night, Gabourey was at the BAFTA Awards at London’s Royal Opera House where she was up for an award.

She told press, “It’s such an honor to be nominated. It’s a double honor because it’s not my country - you guys don’t have to care! But it’s great because it shows that you understood the message of the film, you understood the message of the character, so it’s an amazing honor to be nominated here.”

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Hilary Duff 'Completely Surprised' By Proposal, Sister Haylie Says



While on vacation in Hawaii with her boyfriend, Hilary Duff had no idea her relationship status was about to change from "girlfriend" to "fiancée."

"She was completely surprised," Hilary’s sister Haylie Duff said Saturday in Las Vegas. "I don't think that happens all the time. I think most of the time people figure it out or have some idea that it’s going to happen, and I think it's great he was able to do a surprise like that for her."

In fact, the whole family was surprised, yet excited, when Duff’s hockey player boyfriend Mike Comrie, 29, proposed to his girlfriend of more than two years in Hawaii, she said.

"I adore him," Haylie said before celebrating her 25th birthday at Hard Rock Hotel's Vanity Nightclub. "He's wonderful."

Though she didn’t know the details of the proposal, the older of the Duff sisters said it was "very romantic."

Whether Haylie will be a bridesmaid at her 22-year-old sister's wedding remains to be seen. "They just got engaged a few days ago. I don’t even know if she's thinking of the wedding yet."

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Inside look to Paris Hilton's Birthday Bash 2/20



Ringing in another year, Paris Hilton celebrated her 29th birthday at Tao nightclub in Las Vegas over the weekend.

Grabbing up prime seats, the former “Simple Life” star was joined by her boyfriend, Doug Reinhardt, and parents, Rick and Kathy Hilton, at the popular Sin City nightspot.

According to an onlooker, neither Paris or Doug seemed to be in a very good mood at first, but quickly got into the flow of things before the presentation of a giant birthday cake in the shape of shoe boxes.

Also in attendance at the Las Vegas bashe were Brian Baumgartner and Charles Barkley, who laughingly gave his buddy a lap dance during the course of the evening.


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Female Stoner Buddy Comedy To Exist



Natalie Portman and her production company, Handsome Charlie Films, are currently searching for a director to helm Best Buds, a stoner road comedy Portman is producing and set to star in. The independently financed comedy is said to be in the vein of Harold and Kumar and Half-Baked and will center on two best female friends who take a road trip to their friend’s wedding in order to save her by bringing her weed.

According to our source, The Hollywood Cog, the script comes from actress Jamie Denbo, who is probably best known for writing and starring in a popular Showtime pilot, “Ronna & Beverly,” which was directed by Paul Feig, but never got picked up for series (it was apparently only aired for tax purposes).

Portman has been consistent in recent years with her script choices, regularly alternating big-budget fare with independent projects. She started her own production company in order to field more scripts suited to her tastes, and she’s already got Hesher (with Joseph Gordon-Levitt) ready for theaters (it debuted at Sundance), and it’s her production company that’s also moving forward with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which is expected to come after she finishes filming Thor. Best Buds would line up well following Zombies, after which she has no other go projects.

Best Buds also seems well suited to the marketplace rife with road-trip comedies (The Hangover, the upcoming Due Date) and stoner comedies (Pineapple Express and Portman’s own Your Highness), and it would be nice to see a female-driven stoner comedy, for a change. Note, also, that this is not a remake of the Cheech & Chong film of the same name.

Newly developed Vendome Pictures, which has already signed on to co-produce Tom Hanks’ Larry Crowne and Duncan Jones’ Source Code is co-producing Best Buds.

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Who would you cast as the other stoner, ONTD? There aren't exactly a ton of young name actors who can legitimately do comedy. Maybe Anna Kendrick or Kat Dennings? I'd go with an actual comedian.
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Jermaine: 'Timeline surrounding MJ's death is fishy.'



Jermaine Jackson Knows Who Killed Michael
But it's a secret. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
Jermaine Jackson told a radio station in Australia the timeline surrounding Michael Jackson's death was fishy, saying, Michael was "not with us way before he arrived to the airport ... I mean way before he arrived to the hospital."
Jermaine says he thinks Dr. Conrad Murray "didn't act alone" and "it's all going to come out."

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Airport, huh, Jermaine? Hm.
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Glee to Perform for the Obamas

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Exclusive: President Obama orders a command performance by the 'Glee' kids
by Michael Ausiello

Being the president’s wife apparently has its perks.

Sources confirm to me exclusively that First Lady Michelle Obama has invited the cast of Glee to perform at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 5 — and, barring any last-minute glitches, they’re gonna do it!

Rumor has it Mrs. O and her daughters are big fans of the show. And since a White House gig is an offer that’s pretty darn hard to refuse, Glee’s producers did some lickety-split schedule rejiggering in order to honor the request.

All in all, not a bad stretch for the Glee club: Glee The Music Volume 1 just debuted at No. 1 on the UK album charts, ahead of the ubiquitous Lady Gaga!

What do you think, folks? Do you already have your trip to D.C. booked? Are you salivating at the prospect of a Puck/Michelle Obama photo op?

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mrs. sheen is moving on to another rehab center!

Seeking more privacy, Charlie Sheen's wife Brooke Mueller left The Canyon treatment center in Malibu for a different rehab facility on Sunday night, while the couple's twin boys received an unrelated, routine visit from Children and Family Services officials over the weekend.

"Brooke has recently moved to a new rehab facility in the Los Angeles area. She wants privacy and to be away from cameras that were bothering her at the other place," a source close to Mueller, 32, tells PEOPLE.

"She is doing well and can come and go and play with the kids in the park if she stays in Los Angeles. She wants to keep it together for her twins."

The source adds: "Brooke and Charlie are getting along okay, and he supports her stay in rehab."

Separately, Sheen's rep, Stan Rosenfield, confirmed that L.A.'s Department of Children and Family Services paid a "routine, procedural" visit to Sheen's house on Sunday to check on 11-month-old twins Max and Bob.

The visit was made at the request of the Pitkin County Department of Social Services in Colorado, which is investigating Sheen and Mueller's Christmas Day fight in Aspen.

Meanwhile, a friend of Sheen's says the actor, 44, was able to spend more time with the kids last week while Two and a Half Men was on hiatus. "Charlie's been at home, being a full-time dad," the friend says. "The boys are doing great."


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The 81 Pilots You’ll Be Watching Next Fall


Thanks to the Winter Olympics, TV is currently in an incredibly bleak dead zone — even American Idol can’t compete with Bodie Miller. So what better time to look at the networks’ newly-announced slate of pilots for the 2010-11 season. After the jump, we’ve rounded up the new shows and weighed in on what sounds like it has the most potential.

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Nicole Richie and Joel Madden out in NYC 2/22



Spending the day side-by-side, Nicole Richie and fiance Joel Madden were spotted out in SoHo, New York on Monday (February 22).

Looking ever-so-stylish, the recently engaged pair grabbed up a bite to eat for lunch, with paparazzi following them every step of the way.

Meanwhile, Joel was busy on his Twitter account - interestingly comparing Nicole to the crazy character in Leonardo DiCaprio’s new movie “Shutter Island”.

“I went and saw Shutter Island,” Joel tweeted. “Oddly it reminded me of my relationship. I’m pretty sure Nicole pulled the same stuff on me. And here I am.”

A short while later, the Good Charlotte rocker added, “yep pretty sure she brainwashed me.”

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K-Stew @ the ELLE Style Awards



Keeping quite the busy schedule as of late, Kristen Stewart arrived for the ELLE Style Awards in London, England on Monday (February 22).

Held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, the Bella Swan babe looked adorable as she navigated through the arrivals area at the annual style showcase.

As previously reported, Miss Stewart spent the previous evening raking in the Rising Star Award at the BAFTA Awards.

Afterwards, the “Twilight” actress headed to a swanky afterparty at The Grosvenor House Hotel - which she left with co-star Robert Pattinson.

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Vince Vaughn and Kevin James to star in Ron Howard's latest film


Ron Howard is setting Kevin James to play Vince Vaughn’s best friend in the untitled Universal Pictures comedy about infidelity. The film is Howard’s next directing vehicle from a screenplay by Allan Loeb.

Howard and Imagine partner Brian Grazer are prepping a spring start in Chicago. Kevin and Vince will play best friends and business partners, and Vaughn is tortured when he observes his pal’s wife getting intimate with another man in a restaurant. Should he tell? The comedy came from an idea by Grazer, who’ll produce with Vaughn and the actor's Wild West Picture Show banner.

Imagine’s Kim Roth is executive producer. The buddy system has made for a nice transition for James after his long-running TV sitcom King of Queens. He’s paired with Will Smith in Hitch and Adam Sandler in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. After carrying Paul Blart, Mall Cop, he re-teamed with Sandler in Grown Ups and plays the title role in the MGM comedy The Zookeeper.

Scripter Loeb has been writing about all forms of cheating, with recent credits that include the card-counting drama 21, Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, and now this infidelity comedy.

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Olsen Twins Hit the ELLE Style Awards



Always up for a fashionable fete, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen attended the ELLE Style Awards 2010 in London, England on Monday (February 22).

The “Full House” hotties turned fashion designers looked trendy and beautiful as they posed both together and separately before heading inside the Grand Connaught Rooms.

Not long ago at New York Fashion Week, Mary Kate and Ashley debuted the Row label, a three-year-old venture that can be found in most high-end department stores.

Along with the Row, the twins also introduced Olsenboye earlier this month, which is easier on the budget and can be found at JCPenney.


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Robert and Kristen Make Their BAFTAs Getaway Together



Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart left the BAFTAs afterparty together last night after they'd celebrated her Orange rising star award win for a while. The pair made their way through the photographers and fans to the afterparty separately, but they left together in the back of a car as you can see! Perhaps the gorgeous are they or aren't they couple will follow in the footsteps of Jamie Campbell Bower and Bonnie Wright soon and let us all know if anything's really going on? Still, what a fantastic night for the pair of them! blah-blah-blah

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Katee Sackhoff is getting new show yall







Katee Sackhoff Signs On to ABC Crime Drama


Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff has signed on to play the lead in an ABC crime drama pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The untitled project from Richard Hatem (The Mothman Prophecies) follows a female detective (Sackhoff) who joins forces with a disgraced ex-cop to solve crimes and try to expose the conspiracy that forced him underground.

Producers of 24 won't say what, if anything, Sackhoff's pilot means for her storyline on the Fox series.

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I wished she'd do other types of show IMO
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NO FUCK NO - Next Bourne Movie to Be A Reboot/Prequel

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There’s been a lot of problems getting a fourth Bourne script in good shape. Writers have come and gone, Paul Greengrass left the project and Matt Damon even said he wouldn’t do another one unless Paul came back. So, I reckon the following bit of news was pretty much inevitable, if a little quicker coming than I might have expected.

Speaking at the UK premiere for Invictus, Damon gave the following update on the status of the Bourne franchise:

There’ll probably be a prequel of some kind with another actor and another director before we do another one, just because I think we’re probably another five years away from doing it - we’ve got to get a script.


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Pictures+the Final Promo for 'Becki and Michael IS Broadway'

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Michael Urie and Becki Newton's cabaret show, "Becki and Michael IS Broadway," was last night, and like most things, there are pictures of it. Special appearances by Rachel Dratch & Vanessa Williams.

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Also, the final video in the Urie/Newton youtube-iphone camera-advert campaign saga was posted, in which they finally "discover" who has been "secretly taping" their "private conversations":



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Evan Lysacek: 'I'm single ... I'm lonely'



Hmm. Seems People went a little too far in saying that Olympians Evan Lysacek and Nastia Liukin are "dating."

In an interview slated to air tonight, Lysacek tells Entertainment Tonight, "I'm single. I haven't had any time for dating while I'm training. I'm lonely."

But what about rumors of a romance with Liukin? "We are very close friends and she's been such an inspiration," he says.

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MUSE APP NOW AVAILABLE AT iTUNES


We're pleased to unveil the brand new Muse App! The app gives you the best of muse.mu plus more. Features include...

- Muse Map - zoomable map of members, gigs & images
- Gig Pics - upload your photos direct from the gig

- Feeds - Muse News feeds from .mu, fansites and more

- Tour Dates - calendar with ticket links and info
- The Resistance - appbook plus Resistance video

- Forum - iphone/ipod touch friendly forum skin
- Video Player - all the videos from muse.mu

- Switchable backgrounds - customise your app

The app costs £1.79 / €2.39 / US$2.99 / AUS$3.99 and is available from iTunes HERE. Muse.mu members can sign straight into the app with their muse.mu username and password.

Plus head over to muse.mu HERE for a competition to win an ipod touch + the Muse App!

NEW LIVE DATES

Today we're also able to confirm an additional date on the band's forthcoming US tour. This new show will be at Electric Park in Tucson, Arizona on 11th April. Tickets go on general sale on Saturday 27th February, but there's a Muse fan pre-sale available from 10:00 (MST) tomorrow (Tuesday 23rd February) FROM HERE.

Stay tuned to muse.mu over the next couple of weeks for more live announcements...

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Evgeni Plushenko did not win the silver medal. Evgeni Plushenko won the platinum medal.

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There's an interesting opening screen at men's figure skater Evgeni Pluskenko's official website.

Apparently, Evgeni Plushenko has awarded himself a Platinum medal.

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If you'll recall, Evgeni took the silver medal in men's figure skating on Thursday, Feb. 18. He finished behind Evan Lysacek of the United States and there was a bit of a controversy about who should've won the gold medal.

Plushenko does a quadruple jump. Lysacek does not. However, Lysacek skated a flawless program full of triple jumps, while Plushenko had bobbles here and there throughout his program. Plushenko also front-loads his program, which means he does his most difficult elements at the beginning. Lysacek does some of his more difficult jumps at the end of his program. Under the new scoring system, a skater is awarded more points for doing more difficult elements near the end.

Regardless of who "should have" won, it's still pretty hilarious that either Pluskenko or someone in charge of his website decided to forego the Olympic judges and award Plushenko a Platinum medal.

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The Undertaker suffered first and second degree burns on his chest and neck as the result of a pyro accident during his entrance at Sunday night’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, according to wrestlingobserver.com. The report said that he worked the match “in tremendous pain” but he “refused to shorten the match.”

WWE spokesman Robert Zimmerman, however, categorized the injuries as less severe. “Thank God he was fine. It basically amounted to a sunburn,” Zimmerman told The Riverfront Times in St. Louis. “It wasn’t over a large area of his body, just a short area, just a little bit on his chest.”

Zimmerman said the accident was the result of “mistiming with the pyrotechnics.”

As The Undertaker was walking down the ramp on his way to the ring for the main event, he was suddenly engulfed in flames. He quickly threw off his long jacket and jogged toward the ring. The accident was not shown on camera, although the announcers did remark how unusual it was that The Undertaker did not make his usual slow walk to the ring.



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Beyonce: Gets ‘Crazy’ With Lady Gaga In ‘Telephone’ Video



Though Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s “Telephone” video still doesn’t have an official premiere date, info about the clip is slowly but surely making its way to the fans. Last week, Gaga gave fans a glimpse of what she will look like in the video, and B recently dished about the clip when she stopped by “The Tyra Banks Show.”

“I am such a huge fan of hers. We just filmed her video two weeks ago in Los Angeles, and it’s gonna be so crazy,” said Beyoncé, who also worked with Gaga on her clip for “Video Phone.” “I don’t want to give too much away because I don’t want her to be upset, but it’s a part two of ‘Paparazzi.’ She’s just so smart and she’s becoming an icon in her own right.”

Beyoncé also said she was going to Brazil to shoot the video for Alicia Keys’ “Put It in a Love Song.” She told Tyra that she loves working with other powerful women.

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'Jersey' KO Victim Fails to Block DVD Release

The guy Ronnie cold-cocked on an episode of "Jersey Shore" just lost another fight -- a judge shot down his efforts to stop tomorrow's release of "Jersey" on DVD.

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This is all a part of a civil lawsuit Stephen Izzo filed in Ocean County Superior Court in New Jersey against Ronnie, MTV, Viacom and crew over the throwdown that left Izzo face down on a brick walkway ... and Ronnie with an assault charge.

In the suit, Izzo's lawyer Eugene LaVergne claims everyone involved in "Jersey's" production is profiting off Ronnie's alleged criminal act, which LaVergne says is against the law. Izzo is suing for invasion of privacy and for the unauthorized use of his likeness and image.

As for today's ruling, LaVergne said the judge decided the DVD could be released because Izzo's face is blurred out during the altercation and they were unable to prove the clip caused Izzo harm.

The fight continues on March 5, when they're due back in court.
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Emily Blunt and JKras to tie the knot in June

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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are reportedly planning to get wed in June this year.

The couple got engaged last year but have not officially announced a date for the wedding.

It is now claimed that they will be heading down the aisle at a ceremony in June and the bride will be wearing a bespoke John Galliano dress for the intimate ceremony, according to OK!.

Krasinski, 30, is best known for his role as Jim Halpert in the US version of The Office and Blunt has appeared in movies such as The Young Victoria and The Devil Wears Prada.

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Carey Mulligan has the balls to ignore Anna Wintour, QT definitely not voting for Sandra Bullock


Having already appeared once in Vogue, is Best Actress nominee Carey Mulligan taking editor-in-chief Anna Wintour’s advice on what to wear to the Oscars?

Not according to Mulligan, who has visions of her own. “Anna said I should wear short for the Oscars,” says Mulligan. “I was like ‘No, that is so not what I had in my head when I was six years old!’” Despite turning down Anna’s fashion tip, the 24-year-old is hardly ready to attend the Academy Awards on March 7. “It’s beyond wild,” adds Mulligan, who has been nominated for her role in An Education. “I haven’t got a dress or speech planned. I haven’t got any of that stuff yet!”

And while nominations may have come out several weeks ago, Mulligan admits that it really only sank in at the recent nominees luncheon. “You’re made to stand on this bank with all the other nominees like graduation, and are called up one by one to get your certificate. You just go ‘wow. I’ve actually got some written proof that this has happened!’” So does she think she can win? “It is beyond crazy to be up against Meryl Streep,” the actress adds. “She is the best actor on the planet. So it is really hard not to be overawed. Meryl Streep is the queen!”

But Carey does have fans on her side, including director Quentin Tarantino, who says, “She is fantastic. I haven’t done my voting yet and I haven’t decided between her and Gabby [Gabourey Sidibe]. It is actually one of the tougher ones and I don’t think I’ll be able to choose until I’m there ready to write it.”

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Dalai Lama: Who's Tiger Woods?

Not everyone caught that Tiger Woods press conference last week, starting with a major spiritual leader of the faith the golfer may use to help him cope with a sex scandal.

In what was described as a "brief interview," the Dalai Lama told the Associated Press that he had never heard of Woods, who last week said he plans to explore anew the Buddhist teachings from his childhood.

When the matter was explained to the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader (who was in Beverly Hills for a speech Saturday), he replied that "all religions have the same idea" about adultery.

"Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important," he said. "Self-discipline with awareness of consequences."

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Red band trailer for MIDDLE MEN starring Luke Wilson



Paramount Pictures has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to George Gallo’s R-Rated crime dramedy Middle Men. The film, which recently made its world premiere at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, stars Luke Wilson, James Caan, Giovanni Ribisi and Gabriel Macht. Middle Men tells the true story of Jack Harris “the straight-laced businessman who helped launch one of the first porn websites” and becomes “caught between the Russian mob, a porn star, the FBI and his family, all while becoming very rich.”

In their film fest review, Variety called it “Boogie Nights’ meets ‘Goodfellas’” and called the film “a sleazy but undeniably intriguing tour of the bottom-feeding netherworld where porn and organized crime do their mutual bump-and-grind.”

Watch extended red band movie trailer:


Official plot synopsis:

Jack Harris has a faithful and loving wife, two beautiful children, and a successful career fixing problem companies. When an associate calls him about an opportunity to help turn around a business that has fallen into trouble, he decides to take the job. Little does he know, it is a decision that will change his life in ways he never expected. Jack meets with Wayne Beering and Buck Dolby, two genius but troubled men who have invented a way to sell adult entertainment over the Internet. The plan was brilliant but the execution wasn’t — they were making money hand-over-fist and losing it just as fast. Seeing the potential, Jack agrees to partner with Buck and Wayne, devising a way to bill the entertainment through a third party, taking the guilt out of the ultimate guilty pleasure. Before he knows it, he finds himself caught between the Russian mob, a 23- year-old porn star, the FBI, and losing his family in the process of becoming rich. Witness a story so outrageous, you won’t believe it’s true. A story that proves business is a lot like sex…getting in is easy, pulling out is hard.

Middle Man will hit theaters in 2010.

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Akon finds yet another thing to fuck up... superhero Bollywood movies



If Bollywood stars want a foothold in Hollywood, vice versa also holds true. International pop stars doing numbers for desi films started as far back as Samantha Fox in Rock Dancer (1995).

More recently, there was Snoop Dog in Singh is Kingg, followed by Kylie Minogue in Blue and now Akon will be seen in Anubhav Sinha’s Ra.One starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor, which has music by Vishal and Shekhar.

A source reveals, “Ra.One is a SFX movie and director Anubhav Sinha wants to achieve Hollywood standards.

Shah Rukh and Anubhav spoke about having an international pop singer in the movie, and SRK opted for Akon, who is popular with the youth.”

The source continues, “During a recent visit to Los Angeles, Shah Rukh met Akon and they had a long conversation on Indian and Western music.

Akon will sing in Ra.One and this will be his debut in Bollywood. He has been signed for a whopping amount.

Akon had performed last year at the closing ceremony of the IPL.”

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I'm eatin glitter and throwin up Janet on your ONTD


Janet Jackson Causes a Kerfuffle at Vivenne Westwood

When a PR flack bolts from his post at the front door of Vivienne Westwood Red Label and goes sprinting down the street, you know that the celebrity wattage is about to get turned way up. But inside, guests tapped their feet as several front-row seats remained empty, awaiting famous bottoms. Which random British starlet was holding up the show this time? we wondered.
But when none other than the Queen of Pop, Janet Jackson, emerged slowly from backstage to take her seat, dragging a swarm of buzzing paparazzi, we forgave the delay. Wearing tweed and a slightly taken-aback look, she created such a kerfuffle that the photographers ignored Naomi Campbell for a whole minute when she strutted out in a puff of black marabou in Ms. Jackson's wake.
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Mark Strong is "Green Lantern" villain Sinestro!


Comic book fans rejoiced when news arrived that The Green Lantern would be coming to the big screen with the perennially under-appreciated Ryan Reynolds playing the hero of the piece, Hal Jordan. The film, which begins shooting in March, already has Blake Lively attached as love interest Carol Ferris and An Education’s Peter Sarsgaard as the villainous Hector Hammond.

News comes today via DC Comics’ Geoff Johns’ twitter account that Mark Strong will officially be playing Sinestro, arguably The Green Lantern’s greatest adversary throughout the comics. Strong seems to be the first choice in Hollywood when casting bad guys right now, securing this role which Jackie Earl Haley was also widely linked with. Sinestro may play a smaller role in the Martin Campbell’s first installment with the character likely to play a bigger part in the franchise should the 2011 release prove to be a success.

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Awesome! He makes a great villain, and Sinestro's perfect for him! Go Mark!

Legendary Director Ingmar Bergman Biopic in the Works



Danish helmer Susanne Bier has been set to direct a four-part mini about the life of Swedish multihyphenate Ingmar Bergman for pubcaster Sveriges (Swedish) Television (SvT). The series will also be made into a feature for theatrical release.

Shooting is scheduled to start in the fall of 2011, with the feature opening in spring of 2012 and the mini ready for Christmas the same year. SvT will produce, with Gunnar Carlsson exec producer and Christian Wikander as producer.

With a budget of $12 million, it's one of the most expensive projects SvT has ever been involved in. Most of the funding will come from Scandinavia; Carlsson will talk with interested European co-producers before beginning casting.

The mini is written by Swedish author Henning Mankell, who is married to Bergman's daughter Eva. He's completed the first two episodes and named them after Bergman films. The first is called "Frenzy" and the second "Sawdust and Tinsel."

"In a way, Bergman's life goes hand in hand with the development of the art of cinema," Mankell said. "When he was born in 1918, there was still just silent movies. When he died in 2007, the technical development had taken gigantic leaps."

Mankell said he was good friends with his father-in-law.

"We had long talks and, of course, I know things about him that no one else does, and they will stay in my confidence. But I think he would have thought it a good idea that I wrote the script."

Bier's "The Revenge" opens in August. Her previous pic was "Things We Lost in the Fire.

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Henning Mankell + Ingmar = me going back to Scandinavian Studies class again. I hope this is good.

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Ryan Phillippe: Post-Split Daddy Duty

Ryan Phillippe takes his kids Ava and Deacon to visit a friend’s house on Sunday (February 21) in Pasadena, Calif.

At the time, his ex-girlfriend Abbie Cornish was moving out of their home.

Yesterday, news broke that Ryan and Abbie called it quits. Abbie’s rep claims that Abbie dumped Ryan but now Ryan’s rep has a different story.

“Ryan ended the relationship and asked her to move out of his house,” his rep tells JustJared.com.

Abbie reportedly flew in Saturday (February 20) at Ryan’s request to remove her belongings from his home as they had broken up already while she was in Australia. Ryan was most recently in the Big Apple for NY Fashion Week.




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SUSAN LUCCI IS A LEGEND

Every soap's got a backstory. See photographs taken behind-the-scenes of "Drama Queens," the March fashion feature shot by photographer David Drebin and starring All My Children's Susan Lucci, Rebecca Budig, Cameron Mathison, and Denise Vasi modeling spring's showstopping designs on the show's new L.A. set.


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Kirk Cameron: I'm Praying for Missing Costar



It's been a long time since they acted together on the set of Growing Pains, but Kirk Cameron has never forgotten costar Andrew Koenig – and now desperately worries about him after he went missing amid signs he was depressed.

"I am praying for his family during this time of distress and for his safe return," Cameron says in a statement. "Andrew, if you’re reading this, please call me."

Koenig, 41, who starred as Boner on the show, never returned to his Los Angeles home as scheduled on Feb. 14 after a trip to Canada. His father described him as sounding "despondent" the last time they spoke.

Cameron, who played Koenig's neighbor Mike on the hit '80s show, says, "Mike and Boner could always work things out when they put their minds to it. I'm praying for you, pal. Hope to hear from you soon."

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Hannah Teter is ~controversial, still the object of my adoration

Hannah Teter defends her bikini shots



Free-spirited snowboard champion Hannah Teter is ready for battle against critics of her bikini-clad pictorial in a popular sports magazine.

The 23-year-old American winner of the 2006 Olympic half-pipe defended her Sports Illustrated spread in which she appears in her bikini.

"I was really amped up to do that because I don't believe in the criminalization of bodies and women having to be ashamed of their bodies," Teter told Reuters. "That's just so wrong."

Before the photo shoot last June Teter had just gone swimming at a beach and was annoyed when she had to change clothes without revealing too much.

"I had just gone swimming and was trying to change from my T-shirt to my sweatshirt without exposing anything. It was such a process. I was just so freaked out.

"I was pissed off at the system. It wasn't right. Guys with bigger boobs than I have walk around and they're fine. If women were to do that they could go to jail. That's totally wrong."

Teter admits she has had "a little bit" of grief from people thinking she is being exploited and "turning the Olympics into some kind of sexual thing."

"I have good answers for those people," she said. "They usually see my point of view. The pictures are a little risque but they're totally not sexual.

"Bodies are beautiful and should be appreciated. People have different points of view that need a little bit of light shined on to."

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U.S. ski racer Lindsey Vonn appeared in the same issue and received the same kind of remarks as Teter, who opens her bid for a second straight Olympic gold on Thursday at the Vancouver Games.

"I'm OK with nudity," Teter said. "I'm OK with people being naked. There shouldn't be a huge deal made about it. People in tribal nations walk around naked and they don't have bad things going on sexually because it's OK. tribal nations?

"It's not suppressed. People don't freak out like they do in the U.S."

She made the remarks at a pre-Olympics event for Samsung Mobile Explorers, a group of contest winners brought to Vancouver to report on the Games and raise awareness for Teter's charity foundation (www.hannahsgold.com)

Teter wavered when asked if her next photo shoot -- if there was one -- would involve nudity.

"I'm not sure if I'd go there all the way," she said. "Sports Illustrated may be the only one I'll do just because it's not my scene. But maybe in the future. I don't know.

"It's a fine line. We'll see. More people have liked my pictures than freaked out over them.

"Models work so hard to be in that magazine and for them to ask me to be in it was really cool."

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I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I have to wonder if male athletes are expected to display themselves in the same way and if not, that sucks. But on the other hand...holy fucking god, her body is hot. Anyway, I still love her and I don't mind saying I have all kinds of inappropriate fantasies about her and Lindsay curling up in a snow-covered cabin somewhere now.
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Newton, Isaacs and Tennant join Retreat


Cast is announced for Magnet Films’ psychological thriller Retreat

Thandie Newton, Jason Isaacs and David Tennant are attached to star in Magnet Films’ psychological thriller Retreat.

The film, to be directed by newcomer Carl Tibbetts, follows a couple (played by Newton and Isaacs) who are seeking to rebuild their relationship by taking time out on a remote island but their peace is shattered when they find a man in military uniform (Tennant) half-dead on their doorstep who tells them there is a lethal virus killing millions on the mainland.

Tibbetts co-wrote the script with Janice Hallett and shooting is due to begin in May in Canada.

Magnet Films producer Gary Sinyor said: “It reminded me of Dead Calm when I first read it. Only better. It’s got a similar sexual tension but the battle of wits between the characters and plot twists are constantly surprising. We’re delighted to have secured three of the UK’s most powerful actors.”

It is UK based Magnet Film’s first foray into thrillers, following romantic comedy In Your Dreams, rock and roll adventure The Story Of _ and football documentary In The Hands Of The Gods.


Jason is probably going to die in this film. Like all his other films.
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The conversation: Joanna Newsom

She is a homebody who models for Armani, a harpist and possibly the best composer of her generation




As unlikely seating arrangements go, being splodged in between Quentin Tarantino and Joanna Newsom has got to be the unlikeliest. One is a film director who can’t rest until all his characters have blown each other’s brains out; the other a polyrhythmic (the simultaneous sounding of two or more independent rhythms) harp player who composes intricate, beautiful song cycles about constellations and peonies and chalk. But I’m in a restaurant in LA trying to interview the harpist when the director sits down at the next table, and he’s louder than us, telling his friends about the time he fictionalised Hitler. “So I woke up one day and wrote on this piece of paper, just kill him,” he barks. “Just f***ing kill him.” “Damn,” mutters Newsom, grinning conspiratorially at me. “He stole my line.”


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"I think I have monogamy. I caught it from you people."

Kim Cattrall ends cougar days

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Sex And The City maneater Kim Cattrall is putting her cougar days behind her.

The 53-year-old screen siren may be on the prowl for a new boyfriend, but has reportedly told pals she's over her attraction to younger men.

The actress, who plays promiscuous blonde Samantha Jones in the hit TV series, split from her last beau - 30-year-old Alan Wyse - last year.

'Kim is through with younger men - now she's on the hunt for an older, more mature man. Kim still believes in true love, and she wants to marry again. But with Alan, Kim felt more like a babysitter than a girlfriend - and they had ferocious fights over marriage and kids.'

It is claimed that while Kim was looking to settle down, Alan wasn't ready to tie the knot.

'The bottom line is that she wants a serious, grown-up relationship now,' said a source.

Although the three-times-married star helped popularize the term 'cougar' - an older woman who preys on younger men - with her onscreen character, she has reportedly pinned her own relationship troubles on the sizable age gap between her and Wyse.

'Since Kim and Alan split, she's been besieged with offers from guys young enough to be her grandsons,' the source added. 'She's flattered, but not interested. She put her friends on notice that if they want to play matchmaker, she'll consider only dates who are close to her age or older.'

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in other news...lindsay lohan is still crazy



Don’t tell Lindsay Lohan that she was great in “The Parent Trap.” One Lohan fan who saw the actress posing on the red carpet at The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Saturday night in Atlantic City complimented the troubled starlet on the film (in which she was great) and Lohan ran from the photo area and appeared to be sobbing in the arms of a handler, says an eyewitness. Lohan came from New York to A.C. for the club appearance with five friends and her mom/enabler Dina Lohan, who partied with her daughter and pals in a VIP cabana where the gang sipped Absolut with Red Bull, other mixers and Voss water. Lohan chain smoked throughout the night and asked to have the curtains closed on her cabana when she grew tired of the crowd, who paid to attend the party with her, kept taking pictures.

When the "Mean Girls" star addressed the crowd, Lohan asked the DJ to turn the music off, told him how much his music “sucked,” and to “play some music from today,” and also taunted that she “should call a certain ex-girlfriend DJ of mine and have her teach you how to be a real DJ,” referring to Samantha Ronson. The DJ responded by turning the music louder when Lohan was done speaking. Lohan, who has been in rehab in the past, told Britain's Sun newspaper in an interview that ran over the weekend, that she is "allowed to drink." The 23-year-old talked about how she had abused cocaine and alcohol and said she now sees a therapist. She said she hit rock bottom in 2007 when her estranged father Michael Lohan began discussing family drama with the media.

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the daily news is one of the biggest papers philly, and they don't really print/blog anything without confirmation. either way, the girl needs help. i'm giving up what little hope for her i have left :(
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And the price is in...

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Hilary Duff's NHL-playing fiancé, Mike Comrie, knows how to give good ice.

A source close to the Edmonton Oilers center, 29, tells us that the engagement ring he gave the former Disney star, 22, cost—gulp—$1 million...

The source tells us that Comrie bought the 14-karat princess-cut sparkler in Las Vegas.

After two years of dating, Comrie popped the question while he and Duff were on a recent vacation in Hawaii.

A wedding isn't the only thing these two have in the works. Our source also tells us the pair are close to buying a $10 million home in Beverly Hills. (While he probably takes home a nice paycheck from the Oilers, Comrie also happens to be an heir to Canadian home furnishings retail empire, The Brick.)

A rep for Duff declined to comment.

Comrie has proven himself to be a generous beau. Just a few months after they became a couple in 2007, he reportedly bought his ladylove a $100,000 Mercedes.

This is Hil's current house!
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Marvel's Power Couples


Every week, a secret cabal of Marvel staffers gathers to discuss the best of the best when it comes to the House of Ideas.

Yes, Valentine's Day has begun to recede into the rear view for most of us already, but in the Marvel Universe, love springs eternal-or until your team goes through another major line-up change.

To honor those who persevere in the romance department among our heroes, the Secret Cabal have selected 10 current sweethearts who exemplify the term "Power Couple."

For each pairing you get the quick rundown as well as a special spotlight comic courtesy of Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited.

As always, these picks reflect the personal choices of the Secret Cabal, not the official opinion of Marvel or Marvel.com, and can be considered subjective at best. Enjoy!

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So, today was the first preview for Love Never Dies (and it wasn't that good)!





Today was the first preview of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical sequel to Phantom of the Opera.  "Love Never Dies: Phantom 2 The Story Continues..."  Technical difficulties with the set caused a 10 minute delay and a restart. 

And, what you probably all want to know... what the HELL is this musical about?  Well, let's read the reviews shall we?   [I have taken the time to bold the fucked up parts.  But the whole review is from a neutral side  And, there are spoilers behind the LJ cut, you have been warned!.]  And, yes, I still don't care for the musical.  And I made the horrible picture you see above. 


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JUSTIN BIEBER WANT TO WORK WITH LITTLE WAYNE

When Weezy gets out of jail, Justin Bieber wishes to make a duet with the rap mogul who recently gave him a shoutout on Ustream.



After collaborating with rapper Ludacris and joining forces with reggae fusion singer/MC Sean Kingston, Justin Bieber is now longing to make a duet with Lil Wayne. "I want to work with Lil Wayne...once he gets out of jail," he told E! News during an event at Northview High School in Covina, California.

There is chance that Justin's duet wish could come true as Weezy himself has given a shoutout to the young Canadian pop sensation during a Ustream session on Young Money's artist Lil Twist's site. The rap mogul apparently has recognized that Justin fever already swept the country and he could be the next big thing in music industry.

Justin Bieber is preparing to release a new album titled "My World 2.0" in the U.S. on March 23. He recently tweeted about what to expect from the upcoming release, writing on the micro-blogging site "EXCLUSIVE NEWS ON MY WORLD 2.0- so happy with the songs the 2.0 part wont have 7 more new songs..it will have 10 MORE NEW SONGS!! LETS GO!" Additionally, he will appear in "Saturday Night Live" on April 10, serving as a musical guest and wishing to take part in one of the digital shorts.

As for Lil Wayne, this MC has undergone eight root canal procedures to fix his teeth and will be back to the courtroom for a one-year sentencing on March 2. To tide fans over while he's away to serve his jail time, he has shot at least nine music videos which will be premiered one after another during his absence from the music scene. Most recently, he opened a Twitter account to keep in touch with his fans. His first message read, "im super new to this twitter shit but wudup tho !..........follow me biotch.........wudup mak......happy bday LO......8 days of freedom..ym."
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u guyz can shut up callin him dani bieber now!!! he dont look like a girl. he has milions of fans ands workin wit the coolest ppl
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Shakira meets Obama at the White House



Shakira's philanthropy is getting her noticed in the very highest circles. On Monday the most powerful man in the world, U.S. President Barack Obama, made time for her in his busy schedule.
 

The Barranquilla-born star visited the White House to meet representatives of the National Security Council and the Domestic Policy Council, and was able to drop in on the president for a brief private meeting, according to the Associated Press.
 

The famous pair discussed U.S. policy towards children and education, and Shakira updated the president on her charitable work in the field.
 

Obama is no stranger to Shakira's charms, as she performed at his inauguration last year.
 

The news of the meeting was not officially announced by the White House, but was leaked to the press by an aide.
 

The "Hips Don't Lie" singer also attended the World Bank headquarters in Washington today to launch a $300 million initiative to expand the institution's programs for children in Latin America, called "The Early Childhood Initiative: An Investment for Life."
 

Shakira is certainly being taken seriously, speaking at the Oxford University Union debating society in December, and addressing the 19th Ibero-American summit in Portugal. A school she established in Colombia was visited by former U.S. President Bill Clinton last year, and he later donated $2 million to help the school.
 

Shakira has been a UNICEF ambassador since 2003, and is the founder of the International Barefoot Foundation, and the ALAS Foundation for Latin America.


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ARCHER HITS SECOND SEASON ORDER
FX Greenlights Second Season of Critically Acclaimed Animated Comedy Series


LOS ANGELES, February 22, 2010 – FX has given the go ahead for a second season of its critically acclaimed animated series Archer, announced Nick Grad, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, FX Networks. The network increased the episode order to 13 for season two, which is scheduled to debut in 2011.

Archer (TV-MA) has three new episodes slated for air this season. Through seven episodes the series is averaging 1.2 million Total Viewers, 853,000 Adults 18-49 and 573,000 Adults 18-34. This Thursday, February 25, FX will air the “Four-Play Marathon,” four episodes of Archer from 10-midnight. Archer will return with new episodes on Thursday, March 4 at 10 PM and the season-one finale airs on March 18.

“Executive Producers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson are delivering a hilarious series and it truly earned a second season,” said Grad. “H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell and Judy Greer comprise one of the best voice casts of any animated series on TV. We’re very happy with the audience response and critical acclaim for Archer and are excited to move forward with it.”

Archer was created by Adam Reed and Floyd County Productions and is executive produced by Reed and Matthew Thompson. The show is produced by FX Productions. FX ordered 10 episodes for its first season.
“We are incredibly excited about the opportunity to make a second season of Archer,” said Reed, “and grateful that FX has enough faith in the show to allow it to build an audience. Excelsior!”

Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy set at the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS), a spy agency where espionage and global crises are merely opportunities for its highly trained employees to confuse, undermine, betray and royally screw each other. The series features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin as suave master spy “Sterling Archer”; Jessica Walter as his domineering mother and boss, “Malory Archer”; Aisha Tyler as his ex-girlfriend and current co-worker, “Agent Lana Kane”; George Coe as his aging-but-loyal butler, “Woodhouse”; Chris Parnell as ISIS comptroller and Lana’s new love interest, “Cyril Figgis”; Judy Greer as Malory’s lovesick secretary, “Cheryl”; and Amber Nash as “Pam,” the director of human resources for ISIS.

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There's more at the source, including the ratings. And why should you watch this show? Because Malory Archer is basically a super spy version of Lucille Bluth.