March 1st, 2010

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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth walking Post



Looking to be quite the lovely couple, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were spotted walking hand-in-hand in Toluca Lake, California on Sunday afternoon (February 28).

The “Hannah Montana” hottie and her Aussie beau chatted amongst one another before being interrupted by a passerby, with Miley happily taking a photo with the fan and offering up a peace sign before continuing about with the day’s stroll.

The leisurely weekend comes as Miss Cyrus gears up for a big weekend lying ahead -as she’ll be participating in the Academy Awards ceremony.

To be held on Sunday, March 7th, Miley has been named as one of the star presenters, joining the likes of Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Zac Efron.

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PS3 Suffering From Global Network Lockdown



All around the world, PlayStation 3 consoles simply aren't working like they're supposed to, with an error preventing people from not just going online, but from playing some PS3 games offline as well.

From Europe to the Americas to, well, my house in Australia, users (mostly of older "Fat" consoles, those released before 2009's "PS3 Slim") are complaining that upon booting their consoles up, they're unable to sign into their accounts, check their trophies, use dynamic themes or access the PlayStation Network. That's fine, Sony say there are PSN connection problems, and that they are "looking into it".

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Is anyone else having issues? It looks like it's only affecting the "fat" PS3s. I'm pissed because I really want to play Heavy Rain. =/
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Megan Fox: 'I'd be an Amazing Mom!'

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Megan Fox is desperate to have children.

The Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen actress — who has an on/off relationship with actor Brian Austin Green – said she is a very maternal person but suffers a deep fear that she won’t be able to have kids biologically.

“No-one believes me when I talk about this, but I’m really maternal,” Megan said. “I worry that because I’ve always wanted kids so much, as the world goes sometimes, I won’t be able to have them – even though I would be able to provide them with such an amazing environment.”

Megan, 23, also admitted that, despite her movie successes, she isn’t confident about her acting abilities and hates having her picture taken.

“With acting, my main weakness is nerves. I have no confidence, and because of that I’m always second-guessing myself,” she said.

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In The Gayest Season Of Big Brother Brazil Yet, The Current Favorite Is A Homophobe

This is actually from last week, but since the guy is up for eviction again this week, I thought I'd post it.

In The Gayest Season Of Big Brother Brazil Yet, The Current Favorite Is A Homophobe

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There are three openly gay contestants in the Big Brother Brazil house this season: a 20-year-old boy, a drag queen, and a lesbian. I did not necessarily expect any of them to be the favorites to win the R$ 1.5 million prize, but what I also did not expect is the fact that the only homophobe in the house is current favorite to win the big prize, perhaps a sign that the majority of viewers across the country are not ready for all the gay exposure on the show. Collapse )

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As I said on top, this is from last week, so the voting links are disabled, you can vote him off the house here. You can vote on him until this Tuesday night, at around 8 PM GMT.
The contestant voted off last week was Morango, the lesbian girl, but my friend who's obsessed with the show assures me it wasn't because she was gay, but simply because she was a bitch.

ETA: To vote you click on his picture, type the letters and click votar.

ETA: It seems Globo caught wind of this plan. It's no longer accepting votes from international IPs, this is what it says on the voting page "We warn that only votes sent from national IP are computable, so that the vote reflects the brazilian society opinion." So unless you're in Brasil, you can't vote anymore :(

Could iamamiwhoami still be Christina Aguilera?



The speculation continues with more clues

Somebody figured out that the backstory for the viral videos is actually based on the myth of Huldra 'lady of the forest'.

Huldra's myth:

These videos are based on the mythological Huldra from folklore. She is an ugly creature covered in bark and mud/soot, that hangs from trees and lures men and has her way with them (which would explain all the sexual shit going on in the videos). She looks like a beautiful, blond, blue-eyed beauty but when the female Huldra is discovered, the glamour masking her true ugly self vanishes. Glamour. Glam. Glam is only a mask. Christina's first single is "Glam".

Musically, this sounds like Christina's new direction. Ladytron said the 4 songs they co-wrote and produced for Christina were a lot like their Velocifero/Witching Hour sound which is SO much like the music used in the viral vids.


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Or it could be Britney?

This Britney fan makes a compelling case:




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* I have the 4th video chanting stuck in my head.... Ta ta ta ta ta poa.... Pa pa pa pa pa cho....
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EXCITING NEWS FOR ME AND NERDS OVER 30

M-M-MAX HEADROOM FINALLY COMING TO DVD


A major injustice is about to be redressed. The ground-breaking cyberpunk TV series Max Headroom is finally coming out on DVD — and the extras may include the original British short film 20 Minutes Into The Future.

Shout! Factory has a "Max Headroom" complete-series DVD set slated for August, according to a spokesperson. Episodes are being transferred from their original elements to provide the best quality, and Shout! Factory is planning a robust range of extras for the set. Bonus content may include the original U.K. telefilm 20 Minutes Into the Future, upon which the series is based, though nothing has been confirmed. Max Headroom also appeared in a series of Coca-Cola commercials in the 1980s, raising speculation such content may also be fodder for bonus material, but Shout! Factory said planning the extras is in the early stage.

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Cast of 'Glee' Hitting the Road for 4-City Concert Tour

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In an unprecedented live event, FOX and “Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy are bringing the hit television show to concert stages this spring!

Beginning Wednesday, May 18 in Phoenix, Arizona, “Glee” stars will perform in a singing and dancing celebration of the Golden Globe Award winning show.

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They hyped this shit up and they're only going to FOUR cities? AND DNW to pay $90 each for premium seats, yo.
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Michael Buble performed the song "The Maple Leaf Forever" during last night's closing of the Winter Olymic Games.
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FUCK YOU NBC FOR CUTTING OFF MICHAEL PERFORMANCE! NOT COOL
Canada it was all great from Neil Young, to the beavers and moose to Shatner and MIchael J Fox but it all went to the shitholes with Avril Lavigne, Nickelback and Simple Plan. way to go Canada

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U IN DANJA GRL: CBS Eyeing Anderson Cooper for Katie Couric's Job?



In mid-2011, Katie Couric's five-year contract at CBS News will expire, and network executives appear to be exploring a "Plan B" if she departs after her oft-rocky tenure in the anchor's chair. According to the New York Times, that backup plan could very well be CNN host Anderson Cooper, who reportedly met with CBS execs months ago about anchor opportunities at the network.

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Real Housewives' Kim Zolciak Steps Out With Girlfriend



Forget Big Papa.

Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kim Zolciak has a new girlfriend, UsMagazine.com can exclusively reveal.

Zolciak, 31, stepped out with her love of three months, DJ Tracy Young, at the Blacks' Annual Gala in Miami Beach on Saturday.

Young, who made a remix of Zolciak's song "Tardy for the Party," was overheard saying, "We're really happy!"

A source tells Us, "Tracy broke up with her longtime girlfriend to be with Kim. Since they've been together, Tracy lost a lot of weight and got really skinny for Kim. They seem to be beyond happy with each other."

Last week, Real Housewives of New York star Simon van Kempen (who is married to Alex McCord) hinted to Us that Zolciak's sexuality would be a storyline on the Bravo reality series.

"The rumor is that Kim Zolciak will come out this season," he told Us at the Season 3 screening party at Tenjune in NYC.

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TV Ratings Sunday



The Closing Ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics won one more night for NBC, and topped the Closing Ceremony from Torino. CBS’s Undercover Boss was up vs. last week and beat the Olympics in adults 18-49 from 9:30-10pm. The series premiere of NBC’s The Marriage Ref scored a 4.8 adults 18-49 rating. It will be interesting to see how its first regular episode does on Thursday.

Maybe getting Americans in front of their TVs early in the day to watch the US v. Canada hockey match gave a boost to the Closing Ceremony ratings, because last night’s Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony 5.6 adults 18-49 rating was up a whopping 47% from 2006 in Torino.



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Of course I watched the Olympics - what a great hockey game! What did you watch ONTD?
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Kevin and Hailey Du, er--anielle Argue in SuperMarket



Kevin Jonas and his new wife Danielle Deleasa were recently spotted arguing at a supermarket.

The couple, who married last December, were overheard fighting about Valentine's Day plans at Gelson's Market in Los Angeles earlier this month.

"She was complaining that they were grocery shopping on Valentine’s Day," a spectator told In Touch Weekly.

"It seemed like poor Kevin didn’t know what to do when Danielle was lecturing him. He looked kind of uncomfortable standing there."

The couple met in 2007 while their families were vacationing in the Bahamas. Jonas currently stars in the Disney Channel television series JONAS with his brothers Joe and Nick.



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Virtue & Moir on cover of Canada's MacLean's Magazine



You’d never know it, considering the chemistry between Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir as they skated to gold this week, but a little over a year ago, Moir was training alone—using a hockey stick and a sandbag as a stand-in for his partner. Collapse )

Man, I almost feel bad for whoever they're dating/will date in the future, because their bond is freaking impenetrable. I'm still expecting these two to get married down the road and have lots of cute skating babies.
I mean, seriously-
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Moviefone's Unscripted for 'Alice in Wonderland'!



Highlights include: Helena talking about how she loves dressing up to get into a character and not looking like herself (and dressing up in real life), all three talk about the difference between the young Alice and the new older version of Alice, advice given to Mia from Tim Burton or the cast on her first major leading role, if Anne could create her own wonderland, what would it be called and how would she describe it, and more...

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Kate Gosselin Joins 'Dancing With The Stars'
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Reality TV mama Kate Gosselin will join the tenth season of Dancing with the Stars, sources confirm.

ABC will make the official announcement during tonight’s finale of The Bachelor.

Kate, 34, has said she has always wanted to be on DWTS. “I want to laugh at myself,” Kate told Jay Leno. “I so cannot dance.”

ABC has allowed the mother-of-eight to rehearse in Pennsylvania so that she can be near her kids.

WILL YOU TUNE IN to watch Kate Gosselin compete for the Mirrored Disco Ball on DWTS? NO!
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I hope the mom's watching this show realize how much this bitch needs to GTFO and vote her off first.
I feel bad for whoever is stuck with her as a partner

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Jasmina’s Mother Denies Writing Tweet Against Rihanna; Heard from none of the other celebs either

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The mother of Jasmina Anema, the 6-year-old girl who died of leukemia in January, is distancing herself from a Twitter post questioning Rihanna's motives in befriending her daughter – but says it would have been nice to hear from the singer when her daughter passed away.

In an e-mail to PEOPLE, Thea Anema denied writing the message herself, but said she is disappointed not to have heard from Rihanna, 22, since Jasmina passed away on Jan. 27.

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Camilla Belle: Cecconi’s Cutie



Stepping out for a snazzy evening, Camilla Belle was spotted at the Audi Pre-Oscar fashion party in Los Angeles last night (February 28).

The “When a Stranger Calls” actress looked super sexy as she arrived at Cecconi’s Restaurant, sporting a fluffy white strapless dress with black heels.

In related news, Camilla will be keeping herself busy with Pre-Oscar activities leading up to the big event this weekend.

She’ll reportedly participate in the 3rd Annual Dominoes Tournament of the Academy Awards on Thursday (March 4th) along with Penelope Cruz, Charlize Theron, Molly Simms, and Rosario Dawson.

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Adam Brody in talks to join 'Oranges'

Brody, Shawkat, Keener, Janney in talks to join dramedy


Adam Brody, Alia Shawkat, Catherine Keener and Allison Janney are in negotiations to join the cast of the family dramedy "The Oranges."

Hugh Laurie and Leighton Meester recently boarded the long-gestating indie pic, which finally secured financing and will begin shooting March 30 in New York. Julian Farino is directing, and Anthony Bregman and Leslie Urdang are producing.

The script, by Ian Helfer and Jay Reiss, centers on a man (Laurie) who has a romantic relationship with the daughter (Meester) of a family friend. That turns their lives, and the lives of their families, upside down.

Brody will play Laurie's son, who falls for Meester but is shocked to learn she's having a torrid affair with his dad.

Shawkat is Brody's sister, thinking of moving out, while Keener plays their mother. Janney is Meester's mom.

UTA-repped Brody can be seen on screen with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan in "Cop Out." He was last seen "Jennifer's Body."

Since appearing in Drew Barrymore's "Whip It!" Shawkat has landed roles in "The Runaways" and "Cedar Rapids" and co-created a comedy with Ellen Page for HBO titled "Stitch N' Bitch." She is repped by UTA and Kipperman Management.

Gersh-repped Keener is on screen with "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief." Janney, repped by Paradigm, has two indie movies in the can: "A Thousand Words" and "Life During Wartime."

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NBC awkwardly and abruptly ends Olympic coverage






How did NBC choose to end its 865 hours of Winter Olympic coverage? By barely acknowledging that said coverage was ending.
In a bizarre conclusion to its telecasts of the 2010 Vancouver Games, NBC awkwardly cut away to air the premiere of the much-hyped reality show, "The Marriage Ref." Viewers were abruptly informed that coverage of the Ceremony would continue at 11:30 p.m. ET.
Here's how it went down: At 10:29 p.m. ET, the network abruptly cut to commercial after singer Michael Buble finished a swinging, Sinatra-like rendition of "O Canada". After a few ads, NBC cut back to a wide shot of the ongoing Ceremony (there were a number of inflatable animals on the floor at BC Place, making it look like an indoor version of the Macy's Day Parade) and viewers heard Bob Costas say:
"We're back in an hour with the Closing Ceremony party from Vancouver. Nickleback and Avril Lavigne are among the acts that will be performing. But right now we take you to the premiere of Jerry Seinfeld's new series, 'The Marriage Ref.' "
And then, suddenly, coverage of the Olympics was over and the intro to Jerry Seinfeld's show began.
All that NBC does in over-dramatizing the Games and that's how they choose to end coverage for a vast majority of viewers? (Because, let's face it, most people aren't tuning in for the 11:30 p.m. coverage.) No Costas sign-off? No end credits? No cheesy summation of the triumphs of the Olympic spirit? Where's our closure?


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Chris Brown's 'Grafitti' lyrics will make you drop your panties quick..

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I went to pick up Rihanna’s new CD, “Rated R,” and couldn’t help but notice the album sitting right next to it – her ex Chris Brown’s release “Graffiti.” Intrigued, I went online to see what kind of material Brown had conjured for his official “I beat up my girlfriend, I’m sorry, but please continue to buy my music” comeback spectacular.

Let’s review some of the most egregious selections.

From “What I Do”:

once again, I’m bout to go where I never been

Gone with the wind, cause that might be where she’ll end up being.

We can get it in, I mean get it in

And I got stamina so don’t forget to bring a friend

Nah bring ten, but they gotta be tens

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My personal favourite is: Sorry B I don't wear no "Halo"// You were first to play the game though//Sorry I "Bust The Windows" out your car.

Jude Law Finally Meets Model Samantha Burke And His Five-Month-Old Daughter

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Jude Law has met American model Samantha Burke for the first time since she gave birth to his love child. The 37-year-old actor sat down with Miss Burke, and his lawyer in Florida to draw up plans on how he should support baby Sophia.It is the first time they have come face-to-face following revelations that the 24-year-old Miss Burke was carrying his love child, now five months old, last summer.

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Mia Wasikowska: 'Alice Has Always Haunted Me, The Film Was An Acting School'



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Mia Wasikowska has admitted that she has always been haunted by Alice In Wonderland. The actress, who plays the lead role in Tim Burton's new movie, explained that she read Lewis Carroll's books when she was younger.

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My London: Miranda Kerr




Home is…
New York.

Where do you stay in London?
I always stay at The Dorchester, because the service is amazing.

What advice would you give a tourist?
Pack a lot of warm clothes that can be layered, regardless of the season, because the weather is unpredictable and it can get chilly.

What's your earliest London memory?
Drinking Guinness in a pub in Notting Hill. I rarely drink but that was memorable.


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Zoolander 2 is Gonna Happen

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Last week, it was reported that Ben Stiller is working together with Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2 writer Justin Theroux on a sequel to Zoolander at Paramount Pictures. Jonah Hill was said to be in negotiations to play the villain.

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I never saw the first one so I have no feelings on this, although I think they should cast Jared Padalecki so he can do his Zoolander face.

Stupid People Should Not be Parents or Pet Owners


'Ax Men' Star's Daughter Killed by Family Dog

Posted Mar 1st 2010 1:40PM by TMZ Staff

The 4-year-old daughter of Jesse Browning -- one of the stars of The History Channel's "Ax Men" -- died tragically yesterday in Oregon after being mauled by one of the family's pet Rottweilers.

Jesse -- whose father owns the "Browning Logging" company featured on the show -- called 911 around 1 PM after the dog attacked his daughter Ashlynn at the family home, this according to Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin.

We're told Ashlynn was airlifted to the Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland shortly after the attack ... but was pronounced dead on arrival.

We're told cops are investigating the incident.

Sheriff Bergin tells TMZ the dog involved in the attack -- along with another Rottweiler owned by the family -- was taken to a nearby animal shelter for a mandatory hold.

The family will be given three options on the fate of their dogs -- they can take them back into the home (with restrictions), adopt the dogs out to another family ... or choose to have them euthanized.

And there's this: Bergin said four months ago to the day, one of the family's other Rottweilers attacked another family member -- that dog was put down after the attack.

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New Mom Kourtney Joining Khloe in Miami for Round 2 of Reality Show

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They're back!

Season 2 of Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami will premiere this summer, E! announced Monday.

Last summer, the girls got into trouble (Khloe famously brought a vial of cocaine to her radio show), partied (Kourtney made out with a female pal at a club) -- and opened up a Miami Dash boutique.

This summer, Khloe is wed to Lakers forward Lamar Odom, and Kourtney is raising her baby boy, Mason, and keeping her boyfriend, Scott Disick, out of trouble. The girls return to Miami to save their boutique, which is having management issues.

Khloe will continue to appear on her radio show, "Khloe After Dark" and manage Dash while traveling between Los Angeles to be with Odom.

Disick will help Kourtney juggle managing the store employees and their 2-month-old son -- but he's also trying to open a combination restaurant, bar and lounge.

"This time it's a whole different world as the pair must embrace their new life roles and juggle their hectic careers as they head back to South Beach where fun always follows,"
says Lisa Berger, a VP at E!

Kim will also guest-star on the series, which runs for 10 episodes.

The girl are already prepping to head to Florida.

"Ready for bed! Packed ALL day for Miami!" Kourtney wrote early Monday morning on Twitter.

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Kendra Takes Son to Playboy Mansion to Meet Hef

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Baby's big day out: Kendra Wilkinson's son Hank Baskett IV is headed to the Playboy Mansion.

"Goin over to the mansion today to visit @hughhefner," she Twittered Monday. "Lil Hank gets to meet him today!! So excited!"

Wilkinson, 24, and her husband, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Hank Baskett, welcomed the boy last Dec. 11. (At the time, Hefner, 83, Wilkinson's ex, called the baby's arrival "a wonderful Christmas present.")

She recently Twittered that she can't believe how fast her son is growing. She just put him "in a 6-9 [month] outfit [and] it fit," she wrote.

Despite her hectic mommy schedule, Wilkinson said she and her husband still find time for loving.

"When the baby sleeps, we have sex!" she recently told E! News. "That's what it is for us. That's why it's so cool to be young parents because we have the energy to do that."

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Jessica Simpson: Why It's Wrong to "Change" Someone You Love

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Jessica Simpson has learned something from her past relationships with the likes of John Mayer, Nick Lachey, Tony Romo and (briefly) Billy Corgan.

"You can't love someone else to change them," the now-unattached Simpson Tweeted Sunday. "Happiness comes from accepting who they are," she continued. "It is our decision to REALLY know who we love."

The 29 year-old star's most talked-about former love is arguably Mayer, 32, who got in hot water last month for a blue-streaked interview with Playboy. In the infamous Q&A, he compared Simpson (whom he dumped in May of 2007 after a year together) to crack cocaine and said she was "crazy" in bed.

Did Mayer try to "change" Simpson? During their time together, the natural blonde went brunette, and "[Mayer] brought her to new places sexually, and they were dark places," an insider told Us. "She liked being a bad girl and being manhandled, but now she feels it was a mistake because of what he said in the interview."

Another Simpson source adds that the star is "disgusted" by Mayer's remarks. "He actually texted apologizing, like, 12 times, but she ignored it."

Simpson will appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show this Wednesday to promote The Price of Beauty, her new VH1 reality series which debuts March 15.

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Kim Kardashian’s Dream Job? Sephora Salesgirl!

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Kim Kardashian loves living her life in front of the camera as a successful reality star, but if she wasn’t living in front of the cameras, she already has an alternate career in mind. “I think my dream job would be to work at Sephora,” she tells PEOPLE at her fragrance launch at Tao Las Vegas over the weekend. “If I wasn’t doing what I’m doing now I would be a makeup artist or work at Sephora.”

The career would be fitting considering she’s often forced to get dolled up daily, between her show Keeping up with the Kardashians and her many red carpet appearances. “Beauty is a world that I love,” she said. “I really hope that I venture off into the world of beauty and, you know, start my own skin care line or my own hair care line. I’m really passionate about it.”

However, those products wouldn’t be as personal to her as her new perfume is. The scent, she explained, is derived from her memories of vacations with her late father or the smell of her first apartment. “I pretty much just picked my favorite scents and all my memories,” she says of the eponymous fragrance. “I took all my favorite memories and put them in a bottle.”

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Huge PR Firm Shakeup Causes Numerous A-List Clients To Switch Agencies.





For the three ONTD'ers that are interested in PR, here's a summary of the changes before the main article:

PMK/HBH was the biggest and most powerful public relations firm in the world, until they merged with the marketing giant BNC under their conglomoerate Interpublic. Many of the publicists working for PMK/HBH thought this would be detrimental to their clients, so they left with them.

Clients that left PMK/HBH for ID PR

Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz

Clients that left PMK/HBH for SLATE PR

Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Anne Hathaway,Demi Moore, Julianne Moore, Uma Thurman, Kirsten Dunst, Liv Tyler, Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Daniel Craig, Ryan Gosling, Naomi Watts, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jimmy Fallon, Harrison Ford, Woody Harrelson, Benicio DelToro, Hugh Laurie and Katie Holmes, Sam Mendes, Ang Lee, Ridley and Tony Scott, Michael Patrick King, the USA Network, Tom Ford, Akiva Goldsman, Jude Law, Annette Bening, Ryan Murphy, Working Title, Tribeca and Gore Verbinski, plus the SAG awards, the American Music Awards, Critics Choice Awards, and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

Clients that left PMK/HBH for VIEWPOINT PR:

Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Shia LaBeouf, Chris Pine, Katherine Heigl, Kevin James and Christian Bale.





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Never a failure, always a lesson

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Rihanna has revealed how her latest tattoo serves as a constant reminder to look on the bright side of life. The star has spent 2010 bouncing back from her turbulent assault at the hands of ex-boyfriend Chris Brown and their subsequent split.

And Rihanna says her new body art acts an inspiration.

She revealed: "My new one says 'Never a failure, always a lesson' and is kind of my mantra to life, just a reminder.

"My life is just a crazy rollercoaster every day and whenever I read that it just reassures me."


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Sharon Osbourne: Dannii's f***ing useless

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Sharon Osbourne has reignited her feud with Dannii Minogue - slamming her for being "f***ing useless" on the X Factor. Ozzy's gobby wife - who used to be a judge alongside Dannii on the show in 2007 and now serves as a panellist on America's Got Talent - made the foul-mouthed comments during a rant about talent shows.

Despite still working on one of Simon Cowell's creations herself, she slated the programmes, moaning about young wannabes who are desperate for fame.

Sharon, 57, blasted: "They're queuing up now to get on - what's that show called - We've Got No Fucking Talent At All. It's like a revolving door for tarts."

Then, when challenged about whether she is partly responsible for this due to her TV work, she hit out: "Listen, I actually walked from X Factor because I couldn't stand the bullshit anymore.

"I was getting well paid - very well paid - so it was hard to leave, but I did because they didn't like me speaking the truth.

"They'd rather have some doll like Dannii Minogue as judge, endorsing this bullshit.

"Dannii - I couldn't stand her. She wasn't so much a dim bulb as a bulb in a power cut. Fucking useless."


It's not the first time that Sharon has lashed out at Dannii, who is expecting her first child with Kris Smith in July.

She previously compared her to an annoying mosquito that she wanted to flick away and said her plastic surgery was "appalling".

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Jason Mraz Twitter Account Hacked

With Twitter phishing attacks in the news last week, it’s perhaps unsurprising that musician Jason Mraz (@jason_mraz) has seen his Twitter account compromised today.

Mraz’s account is currently sending out links to a Cost Per Action offers site that appears to add $9.99 to your phone bill if you follow through with the request. There’s some social engineering going on here too, with the Tweets reading: “Here is the quiz. whoever beats my IQ of 97 will win the ipad and get to be in my newest video”.

The hack was confirmed on Mraz’s Facebook page minutes ago, with an update reading: “**IMPORTANT** someone has hacked into Jason’s twitter account. Don’t believe anything that is tweeted until we have access back into the account!”

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Stream the "Plastic Beach" now on npr & "Stylo" video



Stream it here.

Plastic Beach unites Albarn and Hewlett with a huge list of guests, creating yet another well-crafted and dance-friendly set of songs. Here, Albarn and company's songs demonstrate a genre-bending collection of glitchy club beats and hip-hop grooves, augmented by brass, glitzy synthesizers and Asian- and Arabic-tinged orchestral harmonies.

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Plastic Beach continues this trend, with Albarn bringing in an impressive roster of musical contributors: Snoop Dogg, Bobby Womack, Lou Reed, Mos Def, Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys, Little Dragon, The Lebanese National Orchestra for Oriental Arabic Music, and many more.

Still, Albarn's musical touch and wit are felt throughout. From the Thriller-infused electro-funk of "Stylo" to the bubbly grooves of "Superfast Jellyfish" and "Some Kind of Nature," there's something for everyone, and often in the same song. Even three albums into what might have initially seemed to be a one-off art project, Gorillaz's Plastic Beach exudes fun.

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’90s Teen Drama “Felicity” Foresees the Coming of the iPad

Sometimes, when television shows go into reruns, we resort to watching truly horrible ’90s teen shows to fill the void. And sometimes, when doing so we discover gems, such as this clip from Felicity, in which some random guest star (a.k.a. Amy Smart — thanks, commenters!) predicts the advent of the iPad.

Guys, this is more epic than the MadTV iPad sketch. Way back on season two of Felicity — a.k.a. that show starring that annoying frizzy-haired girl who followed a dude to college — a freshman girl was in a quandary: What computer to buy?

“It’s impossible to know what computer to get,” she lamented. “There’s PCs, there’s iMacs, there’s Think Books, there’s iPads… I really don’t know where to start.”

Oh really? There’s iPads? Maybe in the future, random guest star. My mind = Blown.


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RIP.



BBC daytime television host Kristian Digby has been found dead at his flat in London today.

Police sources said the circumstances of the 32-year-old To Buy or Not to Buy presenter's death were "unexplained".

He was pronounced dead at the scene when ambulance services arrived at his flat on Richford Road, Newham, east London, this morning.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Police were called to reports of a body of a man in his 30s found at an address in Richford Road, E15.

"Ambulance services attended and life was pronounced extinct. Next of kin were informed and we await formal identification.

"There will be a post-mortem at 12 noon at East Ham mortuary."

Newham CID are investigating the "unexplained" circumstances, a police source added.

Digby, a property expert, worked on a string of shows including Double Agents, Living in the Sun, House Swap and Buy it, Sell it, Bank it.

He was found at 7.45am and relatives have been informed.


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Wig, monster makes her big screen debut!




You know the excitement that fills your innards when you're absentmindedly flipping through the guide channel and stumble upon a movie that you absolutely love but haven't seen in ages? Well, that kind of pure, unfiltered joy is hard to come by. And yet, when watching a new trailer for "The Joneses" I experienced this surge.

But it wasn't the sight of Demi Moore actually starring in a (seemingly) funny on purpose movie that made me feel this way. Nor was it the fact that come April 16, I'll be able to stare at Ben Hollingsworth 50 feet high on the big screen. No, the reason for my irrational jubilation was a blink and you'll miss it cameo from "Real Housewives of Atlanta" castmember Kim Zolciak!

Yes, Kim trotted out her best wig to appear briefly in the trailer, which is probably how long her cameo in the film itself is. Still kudos for avoiding the typical Rob Schneider-starring feature film debut most reality stars make.

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Kid Cudi Gets Kissed By Some Guy On Stage.... Doesn't Punch Someone In The Face For Once




Could this be a sign that hip-hop is shifting from an era of ugly homophobia? Probably not. But we have to give emerging rapper Kid Cudi his props for not freaking out and going all Busta Rhymes on a male fan who rushed the stage during a recent concert and planted a wet kiss on the "Day & Nite" rapper.


The fan was promptly escorted off the stage by Kid Cudi's security detail but the handsome rapper didn't react violently but chose to remain professional and continue on with his set.


The hip-hop website World Star Hip Hop.com has footage of the incident and as expected the commenters are railing against Kid Cudi for not "protecting his manhood" and responding like the average homophobic thug.


I don't know if Kid Cudi is gay nor do I care but his reaction should serve as an example to the rest of his colleagues when dealing with gay fans; or at least the over zealous type. Can you imagine if a gay fan had rushed the stage to kiss Busta Rhymes?


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Ok since I know people will be like "WHAT DID BUSTA RHYMES DO," AND YES I'M TALKING TO YOU RIGHT NOW, ABOUT TO HIT THAT "POST COMMENT" button. Instead of hitting it, click the Busta Rhymes link instead.


There you go.


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The Mysterious Case of Touré Praising Raped Slaves for Seducing 'Massa'

Multiple choice: Last night, jack-of-all-pop-culture Touré was... (a.) Twitter-hacked by his "cousin (PhD student/insane mf)" (b.) insensitive about delicate issues like rape, race, and sex (c.) a genius at stoking controversy (d.) all of the above.

Touré—journalist and talking head for BET, MSNBC, and everything in between—went on a breathtakingly bizarre Twitter rant about mixed race relationships and the secret antebellum awesomeness of white masters having sex with black slaves.
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Ryan Gosling being fine




Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields ghoulish doo-wop ensemble Dead Man’s Bones is featured on a new Pitchfork.TV episode that goes behind the scenes during a New York performance. Included are the duo meeting and rehearsing with the St Peter’s Children’s Choir, a unique talent show and some of the actual performance.





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Vampire Weekend Guardian interview and acoustic performance of "White Sky"

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Talk of pop's turbulent shift into the digital era is usually accompanied by mention of Arctic Monkeys and Lily Allen, at least in the UK. Across the Atlantic it's Vampire Weekend, who are emblematic of this generational changing of the guard. The New York-based quartet recently capitalised on the blog buzz of their self-titled 2008 debut by topping the US charts with its successor, Contra (others in the top 10 that week: Susan Boyle, Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas). It was also the first American No 1 for their label, Britain's XL Recordings, the defiantly independent operation that is home to Dizzee Rascal and the XX.

Vampire Weekend's appeal lies in a collision between high and low. Sardonic, lyrical observations of America's privileged social strata rub up against an inclusive outlook that doesn't see why Californian ska-punk and west African party tunes shouldn't be bedfellows. Much has been made of the former, especially as the band formed at an Ivy League university – New York's Columbia. I sat down with singer Ezra Koenig, multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij and drummer Chris Tomson before the band's session for the Observer and Guardian Music site.

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The most beautiful family in the world walking.

 

It looks like Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry are making a home in the Bay Area! The couple checked out the sites in Tiburon, CA, with adorable Nahla, who celebrates her second birthday in just two weeks. Halle and Gabriel came up a few months ago to look at houses, and soon after she put her LA place on the market. The trio stopped by Best Buy, Babies 'R' Us, and Rite Aid as well as grabbed lunch at a local Burger King. Local twitterers have been buzzing about famous family being seen around town, and we'd love to have a celebrity sighting of the beautiful trio ourselves!



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2010 Cesar Film Awards – Marion Cotillard

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On Saturday night Marion Cotillard attended the 35th Cesar Film Awards at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.

We have often discussed that the marriage between Marion and Dior is perfect.

Marion looks absolutely beautiful in her Christian Dior Spring 2010 gown, which has been modified from the runway.

The slight issue I have with this look, is that is that it reminds me of the Dior dress she wore to the 2010 Critics Choice Awards.

If we take away the embellished tulle bodice, don’t we have a very similiar dress?
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If Glenn Close can do it, why can't I?


Dustin Hoffman is going to television.

In his first major TV series gig, the Oscar winner has signed on to topline HBO's horse-racing drama pilot "Luck," from Michael Mann and David Milch.

The project is described as a provocative look at the worlds of horse-racing and gambling told through a diverse group of characters surrounding a racetrack.

It centers on Ace Bernstein (Hoffman), an intelligent, intuitive and tough man who has always been involved with gambling, from bookmaking and money laundering through casino operations.

Recently released after four years in prison, he teams with Gus Economou (Dennis Farina), his longtime chauffeur and muscle, to craft a complex plan involving the track. They recruit Turo Escalante (John Ortiz), a successful trainer with sordid reputation.

Milch wrote the pilot, which Mann is directing. Both are executive producing with Carolyn Strauss and "The Sopranos" alum Henry Bronchtein.

The pilot is eyeing an early spring production start in Los Angeles.

Landing Hoffman is a major coup for HBO as the "Tootsie" actor has not done TV in more than 40 years.

Hoffman, an Oscar winner for "Rain Man" and "Kramer vs. Kramer," next stars in the latest "Meet the Parents" sequel, "Little Fockers."

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R.I.P Thunderheist




According to a post on their Facebook page this morning, electro duo Thunderheist will be playing their “LAST EVER shows soon. And this time Its REALLY OVER 



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A Canadian duo! So mods please accept this, their "Jerk It" song was also featured in the credits for "The Wrestler" and we need some more Canadian bands other than NickelBack and Justin Bieber on ONTD.


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Johnny Weir goes topless for Vanity Fair

Johnny Weir goes topless for Vanity Fair

 
 Photo: Justin Bishop for Vanity Fair

Figure skater Johnny Weir was photographed for Vanity Fair's "Faces of the Games" portfolio on VanityFair.com. Mr. Weir told VF that he is going to Mongolia soon because he "wants to ride a yak" and if he doesn't continue ice skating he wants "a career in fashion." See outtakes from the photo session after the jump.

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Idea Filmfare Awards 2010 Megapost (Warning: image-intensive!)


James Bond... oh, wait, Shahrukh Khan - Filmfare co-host

Things to note:
-> The Filmfare Awards are the Oscars of Bollywood.
-> No bad-ass motherf'ng Bachchans (Amitabh, Abhishek, Aishwarya, or Jaya) were present in protest of their ongoing slander issue with the newspaper The Mumbai Mirror (they said that Aishwarya has stomach tuberculosis, which has made her infertile)
-> I don't know why the men behind the cut have chicken suits or why they are standing in their boxers. (It's also a HUGE deal that Shahrukh and Saif Ali Khan [no relation] have made a return to hosting as they together are the Billy Crystal of the Oscars).
-> These awards will be broadcast on Sunday, March 7th.

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Katharine McPhee Dyes Hair, Lands Lead In TV Pilot

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"American Idol" alumna-turned-actress Katharine McPhee was spotted out shopping with a darker do yesterday (she ran into Britney Spears who can be seen in one of the below shots). It was also reported that McPhee is making her TV pilot debut with a lead role in NBC's comedy "The Pink House."

The project centers on Midwesterners John "Fitz" Fitzgerald and Rob "Bernie" Burnett who move to L.A. and rent a house right on the beach, determined to find jobs they actually love and make the most of their twenties.

McPhee will play Emily, a down-to-earth Midwest girl new to Manhattan Beach who lives in an apartment behind the guy's house and works as a pharmaceutical rep. Her shape is perfectly normal and healthy but puts Emily in a line-up of way-too-thin cliche California beach bunnies,

McPhee, who was the runner-up on the fifth season of "Idol," co-starred in the comedy feature "The House Bunny" and made her TV acting debut in an episode of "CSI: NY."

She will next be seen in the romantic comedy "You May Not Kiss the Bride."

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mtv talks to daniel radcliffe: FOREST SCENE HAS BEEN FILMED, LILY LUNA POTTER, GAY RUMORS, ETC.

MTV has released a series of interviews with Dan Radcliffe where he discusses, among other things, who he thinks is going to play his daughter in the epilogue scene for Deathly Hallows, the difficulty he had filming the forest scene for the last film while working with Gary Oldman (Sirius), David Thewlis (Remus), Adrian Rawlins (James) and Geraldine Sommers (Lily), gay rumors, Twitter, being a role model and his potential return to Broadway in the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

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tl;dw i love him and i want him to be my bff.

ALSO it's ron weasley's 30th birthday today! ilh he's my fav.
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Third best Girls Aloud member is "happy with her curves".



Kimberley Walsh has claimed that she is happy with her curvy figure.

The Girls Aloud star, who is reportedly a size 12, insisted that she has never had issues with her size.

"When it's all like 'curvy Kimberley' it could go either way, you could start thinking, are they saying fat?" she told OK magazine.

"But luckily I'm glad I look the way I do. I've always been like that so it's not exactly a surprise to me!"

Walsh revealed that she still maintains a healthy diet and exercise programme in order to stay fit.

"If I'm keeping an eye on things I'll have cereal for breakfast, a salad for lunch with chicken or tuna, and then at night something like fish and broccoli - no carbs," she said.

"I also have a friend who trains me, otherwise I wouldn't do it. I used to go to a gym but people would come up when I was running and I'd be like, 'I can't physically speak at the moment'."

Walsh was recently confirmed as a guest judge on Let's Dance For Sport Relief.

Annoying article. The word "curvy" seems to get used these days as a nicer way of saying "fat", but Kimba's body is bangin, flawless etc. ONTD what do you prefer? Skinny or curvy?



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Johnny Depp Joins Angelina Jolie And Talks 'Jump Street'

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While Johnny Depp was promoting Alice In Wonderland Angelina Jolie filmed the initial scenes for The Tourist in Paris.  Now the film's costars are together in Italy to film the rest of the movie.

Depp, who plays the actual tourist, looks like he's taking on a pretty average guy compared to his typical characters. While he maybe be venturing from the recent past he told Entertainment Weekly he would interested in revisiting his career making role in 21 Jump Street.  A Jump Street movie is in development at Sony Pictures and Depp is hoping for a cameo. 

"Someone will say, 'Whatever happened to Tom Hanson?' and find me somewhere hoarding jars of peanut butter and shaking in my underpants." Leave it to Johnny Depp to take it someplace odd.



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Jay Leno's 'Tonight Show' return monologue

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IT’S GOOD TO BE HOME. I’M JAY LENO YOUR HOST…AT LEAST FOR A WHILE.

I’VE GOT TO ADMIT THAT I’M A LITTLE NERVOUS. NOT BECAUSE IT’S MY FIRST NIGHT BACK. BECAUSE I KNOW THAT DAVE AND OPRAH ARE WATCHING.

ACTUALLY, WE WERE OFF FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS. KIND OF LIKE THE RUSSIANS AT THE OLYMPICS. WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM?

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LITTLE DRAGON Spring Tour 2010

Ah spring. When the weather turns warmer and flowers begin to show their little heads again, it can only mean one thing: It’s time for bands from Europe and the U.K. to venture across the Atlantic to entertain audiences. This year North America is in for a double treat courtesy of Sweden’s Little Dragon and U.K. singer VV Brown.



Trip-Hop/Soul act Little Dragon hits the road first, kicking off a six-week run March 11 at the Windish Agency’s CMW Showcase at Lee’s Palace in Toronto and then heading south for a series of shows in Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Georgia.

The Swedish quartet, who have drawn praise from the likes of Erykah Badu, Rza, and DJ Shadow for their eclectic rhythmic style, have scheduled 30 tour dates t
hat span the whole United States, as well as a few stops in Canada and Mexico. Along the two month trip, Little Dragon will also be performing at the Midwest Mission Creek Festival (4/2) and Coachella Valley Music Arts & Festival (4/16).
 

Beginning March 21 at The Milestone in Charlotte, N.C., they’ll be joined by British chanteuse VV Brown on most dates, including stops in Philadelphia, D.C., Chicago, Salt Lake City, Seattle and San Francisco.

Fans of finely crafted pop can expect to hear some of the best material on the scene today during both sets, with Little Dragon supporting their sublime, ’80s-influenced sophomore release Machine Dreams and former Pollstar Hotstar Brown touring behind her infectious and “crazy catchy” debut Travelling Like the Light.

Both acts are likely to be high on everyone’s watch list for 2010. Not only are Little Dragon set to appear at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in April, they’re the only act to make two guest appearances on the highly anticipated new Gorillaz album, Plastic Beach, due in March.

Their lead single, "Feather," pushes their particular brand of down-tempo, spaceous pop, while singer Yukimi Nagano contributes vocals that would sound at home in a lot of modern R&B.

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Agency News: Liv Tyler Leaves UTA; Penn Badgley Leaves WME For CAA

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-CAA has signed actor Penn Badgley of Gossip Girl from WME.

-Paradigm has signed actress Liv Tyler.

-WME Entertainment has signed that 'it' guy from Gossip Girl Ed Westwick who's also in the films Children of Men, Breaking and Entering, Son of Rambow.

-UTA has signed Catalina Sandino Moreno from CAA. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Maria Full Of Grace and will next be seen in the Twilight Saga: Eclipse. UTA has also signed Last Station director Michael


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On The Privacy Of Celebrities

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I don't agree with this article, bit I still thought it was interesting.


Let's go back to the year 2000. Read US weekly and review the nonsense about certain celebrities.

Britney Spears at the age of 20 is performing her hit song "Opps..I Did It Again" at the MTV Video music awards, stripping to a sheer nude body suit dancing and singing to her audience. After that Britney Spears wasn't a teen queen; she was the target for paparazzi hysteria. The newspaper's screamed: "Britney: You're grounded! Britney: no longer a role model! Britney what were you thinking?" She was no longer a girl but a woman. Britney didn't know what she was in for.

The paparazzi have changed drastically over the years, completely for the worst. No one is safe and no one can hide anymore. Britney Spears for example has been at the top of her game and then completely fell to rock bottom.


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Somos El Mundo (We Are the World) song premiere

This is just the song, haven't found the video online yet, but it just premiered on the Cristina show. 

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To buy the song or video: of course all proceeds go to the Haiti cause.

Here is Somos El Mundo website: somoselmundo.org/

To see the lyrics and who sings what: Here

Isn't bad as I thought it would be, probably better than the English remake, idk even the rap part was better. What do ya'll think? 

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Tokio Hotel Performing in Hamburg 2/28



Plugging away at their European tour, Tokio Hotel performed in Hamburg, Germany on Sunday night (February 28).

The German rock band is currently on the road to promote their new album “Humandoid” and put on quite a show at the Color Line Arena.

Over the next couple of days, the band will be making stops in Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Gothernburg.

As previously reported, guirarist Tom Kaulitz was recently prosecuted for willful damage to property as well as assualt and slapped with a fine after allegedly punching a 21-year-old woman that had been harassing him.

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Upcoming Hanson Album Influenced by Funk.



Rolling Stone reports that the Hanson brothers have recruited Motown, R&B and pop heavies to help with their upcoming album.

To imbue the influences of their youth — Billy Joel, Steve Winwood, Motown and others — they've recruited influential Michael Jackson horn and pop music arranger Jerry Hey and Motown funk bassist Bob Babbitt as guests, Rolling Stone exclusively reported recently.

"The record is built like a lot of records from '60s and '70s," Taylor Hanson told Rolling Stone. "From the beginning of the writing process, it felt like the kind of record we could have old school horn parts on."

Hanson owns its own record label, 3CG Records, which it operates from Tulsa.

Hey has worked in the music business since the 1960s, with artists including Frank Sinatra, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Earth Wind and Fire, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Jimmy Smith, Al Jarreau, David Benoit, Maroon 5 and Pussycat Dolls.

Babbitt is probably most known for his studio work with Motown Records' studio band, the Funk Brothers. He performed on the tunes "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" and "Inner City Blues" by Marvin Gaye; "The Tears of a Clown" by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles; and "Signed, Sealed,
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Olympics are over, let's get ready for the World Cup!

Top 50 players of the World Cup

Lionel Messi or Wayne Rooney? Cristiano Ronaldo or Kaka? Iker Casillas or Gianluigi Buffon?

Whatever your choices, we can all agree that the world's biggest sporting event can't arrive soon enough.

South Africa and Mexico kick off the World Cup on June 11, but until then we can only count down the days until the tournament begins. We're going to do that with 101 different stories running over 101 days -- call it World Cup 101.

We begin with the top 50 players of the World Cup, a consensus ranking as determined by a panel of 23 contributors to ESPN's soccer coverage.


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Country: Argentina
Club Team: Barcelona
Position: Forward
Age: 22

Lionel Messi is the best pound-for-pound soccer player in the world, and perhaps of all time. At 22, Messi has won just about everything there is to win, both individually and in club soccer. Missing is any sort of hardware with Argentina, aside from an Olympic gold medal. Messi's game relies on its unpredictability and magnificent control of the ball, which seldom demurs to anything Messi asks it to do. Listed at a charitable 5-foot-7, he's even a good header. While transcendent with his club, Barcelona, in the last few years (his 17 goals this season are tied for the most in Spain), the knock on Messi has been that he doesn't match that dominance for Argentina. For the most part, this is blamed on Argentina manager Diego Maradona's refusal to deploy him in his natural position -- on the right, allowing him to cut in -- and posting him behind a deep striker instead. Maradona, one of the best of all time as a player, has named Messi his successor as Argentina's soccer savior, a label that has proved disastrous for all others so designated previously by Maradona.

Scouting thumbnail: Technical genius with a low center of gravity and pace who can break down any defense off the dribble and conjure something out of nothing. Struggles when used as a striker and prefers playing out wide and cutting in on his left foot.

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Pavement Launch Tour, Add Dates

See the setlist from their first show




UPDATE: Spiral Stairs has posted an entry on his blog about the Auckland show, featuring photos and the setlist.


As you may have heard, the indie rock band Pavement are traveling around the world on a reunion tour this year. And just a few hours ago, they wrapped up their first show in more than a decade at Auckland, New Zealand's Town Hall.



Naturally, a picture of what sure looks like a Pavement reunion tour setlist is making the rounds online. (Via BrooklynVegan.) And, to make the tour kickoff that much sweeter, Pavement just announced six more U.S. dates in September. Their updated 2010 itinerary is after the jump.




According to the purported setlist (which cuts off in the middle of the encore), the band concentrated on beloved early songs from Slanted and Enchanted and Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. The set contained a good portion of the tracklist for the forthcoming Pavement best-of, Quarantine the Past.


No video of the gig has surfaced just yet. (Keep track of setlists and media from the tour on this well-organized fansite.)


Check out the setlist below, and stare at a few blurry pics from the gig here:



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I have got to get a ticket to one of the New York shows. What is your favorite Pavement song, ONTD? Mine's a tossup between "Newark Wilder," "Grounded," or "Strings of Nashville."

Barry Hannah, author, dies at 67

Acclaimed author Barry Hannah has died at his home in Oxford, Miss. He was 67.



Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy tells The Associated Press that Hannah died Monday. Kennedy says Hannah died of "natural causes," but wanted to withhold further details of the cause until he shared them with Hannah's wife.

Hannah's first novel, "Geronimo Rex," was published in 1972 and was nominated for a National Book Award. His 1996 short story collection, "High Lonesome," was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Longtime friend Malcolm White, the director of the Mississippi Arts Commission, called Hannah "Mississippi's irreverent poet of the dark side."

Hannah worked as writer in residence at several places, including the University of Mississippi, the University of Iowa, the University of Montana-Missoula and Middlebury College in Vermont.


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Teaser Trailer for Tangled



A short teaser trailer for Disney's upcoming animated Rapunzel movie Tangled is hitting stores with the DVD and Blu-ray for The Princess and the Frog on March 16th, but you can already watch the clip online using the player below.

Coming to theaters in November, Tangled is an action-packed, swashbuckling, animated musical comedy about the girl behind 70 feet of magical, golden hair. A princess stolen from her parents' castle as a baby, Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore) is locked in a hidden tower longing for adventure Now an imaginative and determined teenager, she takes off on a hilarious, hair-raising escapade with the help of a dashing bandit (voice of Zachary Levi). With the secret of her royal heritage hanging in the balance and her captor in pursuit, Rapunzel and her cohort find adventure, heart, humor, and hair... lots of hair.


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That is too hot to be Michael Phelps?!

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Phelps used as spokesMODEL for Power of Print Campaign


The Internet is great...but it is not all that, say major print publishers. An unprecedented and long-promised ad campaign on behalf of the struggling magazine industry, led by Jann Wenner of Wenner Media and four other publishing companies will be announced today, according to the Wall Street Journal.

“The Power of Print” campaign will include 1,400 ad pages valued at $90 million and donated by the participating publishers. The first such ad is a two-page spread that features an image of swimmer Michael Phelps and a full-page essay titled “We Surf the Internet, We Swim in Magazines.”

“The Internet is exhilarating,” the ad copy reads. “Magazines are enveloping. The Internet grabs you. Magazines embrace you. The Internet is fleeting. Magazines are immersive. And both media are growing.”

The essay argues that magazine readerships has grown 11% during the 12-year lifespan of Google. Just as TV didn’t displace movies, magazine use is flourishing. “Which is why people aren’t giving up swimming just because they also enjoy surfing,” the ad concludes.

This unit will appear in ESPN The Magazine, but Time Inc., Hearst, Condé Nast, Wenner Media and Meredith have all committed pages from the front half of their major titles to other creative executions. Young & Rubicam is creating the ads.

As to who is the real target for a magazine ad campaign touting magazines, Wenner admits that the industry may be talking to itself. He tells WSJ, “In a certain way this campaign is aimed at the magazine business itself.

The campaign, which seems to be inspired by the flow of ad dollars from print to the Internet, comes at the same time these same companies are trumpeting their commitment to digital projects.

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