May 8th, 2010

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Men In Black 3D Opens May 25, 2012!



Will Smith is back for a third Men In Black film, to be released May 25, 2012!

The 41-year-old actor will likely be joined by Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin in the latest installment of the franchise. Barry Sonnenfeld will shoot the film in 3-D!

According to the L.A. Times, MIB3 will take the agents back in time - Josh will play a younger version of Agent Kay! No word yet on whether Rip Torn will reprise his role as Chief Zed.

“We love where the story is taking Agents Jay and Kay and know this new chapter will deliver a fresh fun twist for fans of the franchise while also introducing the Men in Black to a whole new generation of moviegoers,” Jeff Blake, chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, said.


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Ms. Hilton's 10th fragrance 'Tease'



As it surfaced earlier on in January, busy bee Paris Hilton was preparing to launch a new perfume, her 10th to date, this time inspired by one of her icons, Marilyn Monroe. We can now confirm that the new fragrance is called Tease and will launch this summer of 2010. Paris Hilton wanted a throwback to Old Hollywood glamor,

"TEASE is all about being sexy like a true Hollywood Goddess. I found inspiration in the playful glamour of one of my favorite screen icons in an 'off camera' moment," says Paris Hilton. "In this shoot, I am all about being alluring but with a wink, and a fun, fresh take on all that is enticingly feminine about a woman today. I want to give women permission when they wear this fragrance to tease their man with all that flirting allows."...

i love all of her fragrances tbqh, they are all nice and you can get them really cheap

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drake wants to act again !!



Although Drake’s career as an actor has been on the back burner since his rise to fame as a rapper, the former “Degrassi: The Next Generation” star isn’t opposed to returning to his roots.
 

The problem, however, is the lack of quality material that he’s offered.
 

“That’s probably my biggest goal, is to get back into acting and really pick the right projects,” Drake told XXL magazine. “I’ve been reading different scripts, but I know what I want to do and what type of project I want to be involved in, and I’ve just been getting the typical projects that they’d offer to a new rapper, and it’s like, ‘Ehh, that’s not really what I want to do or how I see myself.’
 

“I can actually act,” he added.

THROWBACK AUBREY GRAHAM BEING CUTE ON "DEGRASSI UNSCRIPTED", BEFORE HE WAS CORRUPTED BY WEEZY F. BABY & YOUNG MONEY
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An Interview with Rachel Dratch + Another Betty White Promo!


In case you're the one person in America who hasn't heard: Television icon Betty White is preparing to host this weekend's Saturday Night Live on NBC — the end result of a pretty amazing Facebook campaign to bring her to the show. But here's something you may not know: SNL alumns Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph and Molly Shannon will all be joining White for her big SNL moment!

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Giorgio Armani Designs Custom Wardrobe For Alicia Keys’ “The Element of Freedom” European tour

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and Alicia Keys have had a close working relationship for many years.

Their first big project was the 2006 Grammys when the designer custom a plunging black gown for the singer.

It was announced today that Giorgio Armani designed many tour outfits for the European leg of Alicia’s ‘Element of Freedom’ tour.

The legendary designer created a custom-made wardrobe for the ‘Empire State Of Mind’ singer include a military leather jacket with crocodile print detailing, a little black dress with a cascade ruffle, a one-shoulder top with embroidery detail worn with leggings and leather boots and finally my favourite a one-shoulder silk chiffon gown in dark grey with intricate beading.

All the outfits are decorated with Swarovski crystals, sequins and beading.
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Comedy Central developing half-hour cartoon about Jesus 'JC' Christ



Comedy Central is hell-bent on pushing the comedy barrier.

The cable network has announced that it's developing a series called "JC" -- a half-hour animated show about a dude named Jesus "JC" Christ who wants to escape his dad's (aka God) considerable shadow to chill in New York as a regular guy.

Things have changed on earth over the last 2,000 years and JC quickly discovers that he's a fish (and possibly a few loaves of bread) out of water. He gets little sympathy from a "powerful but apathetic" God, who prefers playing video games to listening to junior blabbering about life in the city.

The potential series is being described as a "playful take on religion and society with a sprinkle of dumb."

The announcement comes less than a month after Comedy Central's controversial decision to censor an animated image of the Prophet Mohammed during an episode of "South Park," a series that includes recurring characters God and Jesus, the host of a public access TV show.

Comedy Central isn't the only network that has broadcast an animated Jesus, though.

In 1997, NBC's "SNL" featured a "Saturday TV Fun House" segment in which the Son of God tried to fix everything wrong about the commercialization of Christmas.

Other eyebrow-raising Comedy Central series in the works this year include pilots for sex- panel talk show "Live Sex Show," hosted by comedian Bert Kreischer and Maxim model Layla Kayleigh, and "Highdeas," in which comedians will explore "mind-blowing questions" that can only be conceived of by stoners.

Also in development is the animated series "Supermax," where bold- face named inmates like Sammy "Bull" Gravano, shoe bomber Richard Reid and Unabomber Ted Kaczynski learn about life and love while living out their days in a Colorado super maximum security prison.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z sit courtside in Boston

Jay-Z jetted from “SNL” rehearsals in New York City to Boston just in time to catch the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at the TD Banknorth Garden on Friday (May 7). Mrs. Carter was right by her man’s side in a pair of red heels and matching sunglasses.



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Aaron from 'Emmerdale' Strips for Cancer Awareness



"Emmerdale" actor Danny Miller, who plays gay teenager Aaron on the British ITV soap opera, joins a team of ballsy celebs who have stripped down to next to nothing in next month’s UK Cosmopolitan magazine. But it’s all for a good cause – the celebs are raising awareness for male cancer.

It’s the ninth consecutive year that Cosmopolitan has supported the Everyman charity. Readers of the top glossy will be asked to vote for their favourite male centrefold in the new issue to raise much-needed funds for the charity.

The picture (as well as plenty more!) will appear in the June ‘Naked Centrefolds Special’ issue of Cosmopolitan, on sale Monday, May 10.

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Robert Pattinson visits his fans houses unannounced, jsyk.

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A family of "Twilight" fans got the surprise of a lifetime when Robert Pattinson dropped by their house unannounced earlier this week.

Maria Mele was responsible for the visit after sending pictures to Oprah Winfrey of her family looking just like the fictional Cullens from the vampire series.

Mele, from Naperville, Illinois, sent in the snaps in hope of getting tickets to Oprah's Twilight special, to be aired May 13, but instead R Patz himself came knocking at their door.

"[My family and I] all lost it," Mele told People magazine of the visit on Tuesday. "[We were] screaming like a bunch of maniacs. We were all amazed that he was in our house."

"Robert was genuinely happy to fulfill our dream. I still can't believe it," Maria adds. "It's something we will never forget. I have to say although Oprah and Robert were great, hearing my kids say 'thanks for making this happen' [was] absolutely priceless."

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NBC picks up three more series: The Event, Outsourced and Love Bites

NBC's continuing efforts to make itself relevant as a network once more. Jeff Gaspin seems like a decent dude, and he is no Zucker, so it'll be interesting to see how successful they are in rebuilding for the 2010-2011 season. Today's shows feature Jason Ritter, Ben Rappaport, and Jordana Spiro (I liked My Boys :-()

NBC has ordered three more shows for next season, picking up high-concept drama "The Event" as well as comedies "Outsourced" and "Love Bites."

"We love these three shows and it made sense to pick them up right now," said NBC entertainment president Angela Bromstad. "Each of these three series reflects a unique point of view and distinct style of quality that fits perfectly with NBC’s dedication to rebuilding the schedule."

The pickups mark the second, third and fourth shows that NBC has ordered for next season, having already given a greenlight to J.J. Abrams' spy drama "Undercovers."

Some of the pilots that are still looking good at NBC include Jerry Bruckheimer's action-drama "Chase," David E. Kelley's legal drama "Kindreds," the "Law & Order: Los Angeles" spinoff and the "Rockford Files" reboot. On the comedy side, "This Little Piggy" still has legs, as well as Paul Reiser's "Next."

Among lingering renewals, the two big question marks continue to be "Chuck" and "Heroes" with industry buzz continuing that the former will receive a pickup and the latter will receive a 13-episode "final season" order.

Full loglines for the new series and production detail below:

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Iron Man 2 Gross 50 Million Friday

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It’s not looking like a record-breaker but Iron Man 2 is still destined for a pretty fantastic weekend. Early reports indicate the Robert Downey Jr.-starrer pulled in over $51 million Friday in its 4,380 locations. (That includes the $7.5 million earned from its midnight shows.) The number far surpasses the $38 million earned on Iron Man’s opening day two years ago, but falls beneath The Dark Knight which opened to $67 million, also in 2008. Even though Paramount Pictures released the movie, Iron Man 2 marks the first film to be released from Marvel Entertainment since Disney purchased the comic book company at the beginning of the year. And audiences love it: The movie has so far earned an A from Cinemascore, meaning it should hold in well for some time.

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Jonas Brothers playing a free show at The Grove!!



You see and heard right!!!

The Jonas Brothers are taking their tunes to The Grove in Los Angeles NEXT WEEKEND!

To kick-off their upcoming summer tour, Nick, Joe and Kevin plus a few special friends (aka demi lovato who will never be relevant on her own so she needs to cling to any popular friends she has) will be at The Grove at 3PM singing some of their fave hit songs and a few new ones from their upcoming album and Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam.

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Elvis Presley's Doctor Nick: Chronic Constipation Killed Him




It has been widely reported that Elvis Presley died in 1977 from cardiac arrhythmia, an irregular heartbeat, possibly brought on by drug dependency, obesity and a weak heart. But the music legend's longtime friend and physician, Dr. George "Nick" Nichopoulos, has put pen to paper for the first time and revealed his belief that it was chronic constipation that actually killed the King of Rock and Roll.

"After he died we weren't sure (of the exact cause of death) so I continued to do some research and I had some doctors call me from different places and different med schools that were doing research on constipation and different problems you can get into with it. I just want to get the story straight " it all made sense with the new research that was done," the now retired Memphis M.D told Pop Tarts. "Dr. Nick" was by Presley's side for the last twelve years of his life and tried to resuscitate him the day he died. He recently released the book "The King and Dr. Nick" about his time with The King, and his theory on the death that shocked America.



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Isn't it rich: Debbie Reynolds rumored to replace Angela Lansbury in A Little Night Music


This is the only bit of information you need from this amazing article:


Playing coy at first, Reynolds hinted that she might be returning to Broadway but couldn't say for what show. After Norton guessed that it was A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Reynolds admitted it was true. She commented "I'm really not sure because I have so much work in September. I don't know, it's a quandary, but I want to do it."



I love Debbie Reynolds!  She was so cute!  (And still is.) 

Though, she was a bit of a bitch to Carrie Fisher when she got the job in Star Wars.

So, yes, I can see her as the role of the aging mother...




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Eric Stonestreet on being a gay icon and the lack of intimacy between Mitch and Cam



He’s so convincing as Cameron Tucker—the flamboyant, life-embracing half of the gay couple on ABC’s hit Wednesday-night sitcom Modern Family—that it’s jolting when straight actor Eric Stonestreet calls from L.A. “You’re a guy-guy,” I tell him, minutes into our conversation. To which the native Midwesterner and onetime Chicagoan responds, guyishly, “Yeah.”

I find it a little heartbreaking you’re not actually gay.
I get that from guys all the time. I think it’s awesome. I never thought I would be somewhat of a gay icon.

More than somewhat, I’d say. How does your mom feel about being interpreted as a gay man on TV?
[Laughs] She loves it. I told her, “I got Cameron by impersonating you.” And her response was this: “Oh! My God!” I said, “Yep, pretty much just like that.”

What was she like growing up?
She was an only child, so she never understood when my brother and sister and I would fight. She would always be like, “I just want everybody to get along! I just want the holidays to be good!” She baked a lot.

I imagine the public’s spotting Cameron more and more?
Everywhere we go. Jesse [Tyler Ferguson] and I out together is scary. We just went to see my girlfriend’s show, she’s on Broadway in Rock of Ages, and this girl comes out of nowhere and plops on my lap. She goes, “I’m sorry! I got dared to do this!”

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Matt Reeves to genre fans: 'Let Me In'



It's an uncomfortable position for any filmmaker to be in — having to defend your new movie against angry attacks while you're still making it.

The director in the crosshairs is Matt Reeves and the movie in question is "Let Me In," the American remake of the Scandinavian art-house hit "Let the Right One In." Seen by many fans as something of an antidote to the broader passions of the "Twilight" series, the original 2008 film is a delicately told preteen horror-romance revolving around a lonely 12-year-old boy who discovers that the sweet, shy girl next door he has become smitten with is also a vampire.

From the moment that it was announced, Reeves' "Let Me In," scheduled to hit theaters this fall, has garnered intense scrutiny from the online genre community. Debates rage as to whether the project should even have been undertaken, and the writer-director — whose previous film was the frenetic camcorder monster movie "Cloverfield" — has been doing his best to assuage fan fears, recently participating in a panel discussion about horror films at the South by Southwest Film Festival.

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Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy Welcome a Baby Girl!



Just in time for Mother's Day, Bethenny Frankel is a new mom!

The Real Housewives of New York City star and her husband Jason Hoppy welcomed a baby girl Saturday, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

"Bethenny and Jason are proud to welcome their new baby girl, Bryn Hoppy, born at 8 a.m. . . . in New York City," the rep says. "She is a 4 lb. 12 oz., healthy baby. Bryn, mom, dad and [their dog] Cookie are all very happy."

Frankel and Hoppy, who were married March 28, were surprised to know the baby's sex. "Jason won't let me find out because he knows I'll spoil it," she told PEOPLE in an interview about her pregnancy.

She did, however, Tweet, "I had a dream it was a girl."

So, it seems, dreams do come true!

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Director slammed for 'white-out' of legendary Gallipoli sniper Billy Sing

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A FURORE has erupted over a new mini-series about the deadliest sniper at Gallipoli, Chinese-Australian Billy Sing, who is played by a white.

This portrayal in the The Legend of Billy Sing has been attacked by Australians of Chinese ancestry as a betrayal of their heritage, robbing them of a rare historic hero.

Director Geoff Davis has cast his son Josh in the lead role, while Sing's Chinese father is played by the veteran actor Tony Bonner, who came to prominence as a blond-haired helicopter pilot in the Skippy TV series.


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Jermaine Dupri on Mariah and Janet

Jermaine Dupri Says a New Mariah Carey Single is Coming “Before the end of the year…”



“We started last week and we don’t take long when we get in, so hopefully a single before the end of the year,” he told Rap-Up.com. Bryan-Michael Cox and Johnta Austin are also involved with Mimi’s new music.

Meanwhile, Mariah is also working on a Christmas album and did a shoot for it with photographer to the stars David LaChapelle.



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Dwayne Johnson looking to join Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in the fifth Fast and Furious film




Dwayne Johnson seems like a cool guy and he’s a very charismatic actor, but the guy has the worst taste in movies.  He couldn’t pick a good script if it hit him on the nose.  He continues his trend of questionable script choices with a role in FAST FIVE.  Of course, FAST FIVE is the fifth film in the Fast and Furious franchise.  If The Rock takes the part, he will be a lawman hot on the heels of our heroes Vin Diesel and Paul Walker.  Justin Lin is directing the film from a script by Chris Morgan.

What makes this role more questionable for  Dwayne Johnson is that he’s currently filming FASTER, which features a lot of violence and racing, so it’s odd that he would so quickly jump into a film that features the same type of storyline.  I’m all for The Rock in action movies, but a little variety never hurt anyone.


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7 EASTER EGGS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN IRON MAN 2

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Iron Man 2 is the third Marvel Movie Universe movie, and by now the folks at Marvel Studios are really ramping things up towards creating a shared continuity and using a good number of elements that are familiar to fans of the funnybooks. Some of the stuff that appears in Iron Man 2 will be obvious to even the most casual observer but others will be harder to see on a first viewing.

Luckily I've had multiple viewings and have had the opportunity to talk to the folks who made the movie. Here are some verified Easter Eggs that you'll find in Iron Man 2 as well as a couple of potential bits of cameo coolness.

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and the Iron Man 2 after the credits scene everyone's been talking about

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TV Ratings: Friday Night Lights Returns Quietly; “Primetime: What Would You Do?” Leads ABC



In a battle of scripted versus unscripted, ABC and CBS tied with adults 18-49 on Friday.  Friday Night Lights returned to NBC to begin airing a fourth-season that has now already aired on DirecTV and scored a preliminary 1.2 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.9 million viewers.
The night’s top show with adults 18-49?  The premiere of Primetime: What Would You Do? with a 1.9 rating with adults 18-49 and 6 million viewers.  It beat out Medium, CBS’s top show with adults 18-49 (1.8 rating), the first hour of Dateline and Kitchen Nightmares (1.4).
Wife Swap saw season highs with a 1.4 rating and 4.6 million viewers.  At 10pm 20/20 scored a 1.6 with adults 18-49, topping  Dateline’s second hour (1.5) and Miami Medical on CBS (1.4), though Medical did creep up a tenth from last week even though it had fewer overall viewers.
Smallville averaged a 0.8 with adults 18-49 and 1.9 million viewers.

Nielsen overnight ratings for Friday, May 7, 2010:
 
Time Net Show 18-49 Rating Viewers (Millions)
         
8:00 CBS Ghost Whisperer 1.6/6 6.51
  ABC Wife Swap 1.4/5 4.50
  NBC Friday Night Lights (Premeire) 1.2/5 3.90
  FOX House (R) 1.1/4 3.10
  CW Smallville 0.8/3 1.92
         
9:00 ABC What Would You Do? 1.9/6 5.98
  CBS Medium 1.8/6 7.14
  FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.4/5 3.47
  NBC Dateline 1.0/4 4.58
  CW America’s Next Top Model (R) 0.4/1 0.99
         
10:00 ABC 20/20 1.6/5 5.49
  NBC Dateline 1.5/5 6.02
  CBS Miami Medical 1.4/4 6.27





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Uncharted Movie Crew Under "Tremendous Pressure" After Game Sequel




Producer Ari Arad says Uncharted 2 "raised the bar" on scriptwriting efforts.

Work on the script for the upcoming Uncharted movie went into overdrive after the release of Uncharted 2 "raised the bar," according to the film's producer.

In an interview published in the June 2010 issue of GamePro, producer Ari Arad expressed that the filmmakers are feeling pressure to make a better movie after Naughty Dog "threw the gauntlet down" by making Among Thieves "such a masterpiece."

"Now, we're not only feeling tremendous pressure to get the movie made, but it now has to live up to the awesomeness of Uncharted 2, which truly raised the bar for the franchise," said Arad. "You just don't want to start filming a movie like this until everything is right."

Arad said that the film will follow the storyline of the games closely, but will provide more focus on "crafting good dialogue and allowing our characters to come to life onscreen."

Uncharted's script is being written by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer (Sahara, A Sound of Thunder, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night). A director has not officially been attached yet, but recent rumors point to David O. Russell.

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The Top 10 Actors That are Overdue for an Oscar



What do Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman, Paul Newman in The Color of Money, or even Kate Winslet in The Reader have in common? They all won Oscars for performances that very few people would call their absolute best. They could probably be called "career achievement" Oscars or merely “overdue” but it seems like the Academy has been making up for past sins in recent years by finally getting people like Martin Scorsese and Winslet their statues and it looks likely to happen again this year for one of the most underrated actors in history – Jeff Bridges. The word I keep hearing in regard to Bridges' likely win for Crazy Heart is "finally." This got us thinking – who's next? Who else is overdue for an Oscar and who might be the next actor or actress to merit a "finally"?

We decided to stick to actors or actresses with at least one previous nomination merely to shorten the list, which leaves Donald Sutherland off of it. Clearly, if he found the right part and knocked it out of the park, everyone would be saying "finally" when he was nominated, much like Christopher Plummer this year, earning his first nod after decades in the business.

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Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum comes out of hiding.


On May 6th, Neutural Milk Hotel main man, Jeff Mangum, made a supremely rare appearance at a tribute benefit concert for ailing New Zealand punk originator, Chris Knox. He played five NMh songs, opening up with the eight-minute "Oh Comely."

Setlist:
1. Oh, Comely
2. A Baby for Pree/Where You'll Find Me Now
3. Two Headed Boy Pt. Two
4. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
5. Engine

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Disney Introduces New Character to the Parks

Last week, we shared news that “Lotso” (short for Lots-O’-Huggin’ Bear) will be a new face at Disney Parks before his appearance in Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 3″ this summer. Well, the bear “who loves to hug” is here. He hasn’t been seen in public – at least until now. Don’t ask us how we got our hands on this video…just enjoy a first look:

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Beginning May 9, “Lotso” will be greeting Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the meet-and-greet area inside The Magic of Disney Animation and he’ll be part of the “Block Party Bash.” He will also be joining “Disney’s Pixar Play Parade” at Disney’s California Adventure. Let us know when you spot him.


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Michael Lohan Is Disgusted!


Lindsay Lohan is set to play "Deep Throat" adult film star Linda Lovelace in an upcoming biopic - and her estranged father Michael is disgusted.

"Oh, I don't even want to go there!" he told UsMagazine.com Friday at the Hassle at the Castle Charity Boxing Event in NYC.


Asked if he thinks the move will hurt her career, he snapped, "What do you think? Come on! Seriously - why?
She did Parent Trap, Confessions [of a Teenage Drama Queen], Freaky Friday, Mean Girls, Just My Luck and Herbie. And you know what? Georgia Rule was a fantastic movie. People don't give her credit for it, but that was one of her best acting jobs. But I mean, she started with Parent Trap and now this? Why? Who makes these decisions? If I was there, it would never happen, believe me. There's no way to resurrect your career after that. So many people have come to me with offers for Lindsay for great family-style films, general audience kind of releases, but you know ... whatever."

Michael and Lindsay, 23, have been publicly feuding for some time. He claims she is abusing drugs again and needs to go to rehab. She strongly denies his allegations.

"The girl is such an amazing, talented, gifted and loving person," he told Us of his daughter. "She's been consumed by the people, the lifestyle, but you know what? Don't give up hope. I am telling you now, if she gets the help that she needs, she is going to be right back on top, just like Robert Downey Jr."

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Scarlett ready for third album



Scarlett Johansson would like to make another music album. The Hollywood actress - who has already released covers albums 'Anywhere I Lay My Head' and 'Break Up' - insists a third album is possible because she had such fun making the first two.

"I would love to do another album. The spirit has not moved yet in that direction, but I would never put that idea out.

"I had such an incredible time doing 'Break Up' and doing the Tom Waits cover album that I think there might be something in there in the future."


However, with her third album, Scarlett reveals she wants to create music of her own, not just copy others. She told MTV News:

"I mean, I love to do covers. Covers are fun. I'm a huge music love, music collector, listener and all those things. I like to do covers because I feel like I'm in the shower. I think I'd probably do original songs for sure."



I wouldn't mind another album but it would be so much better if it was another duets album with Pete Yorn, I'm totally in for that.

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Scissor Sisters: Back from the brink


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Flamboyant disco-pop stars The Scissor Sisters have spoken about their struggle to write a new album, four years after their last outing.


Their first two albums sold a total of three million copies in the UK and their third, Night Work, is out at the end of June.

Singer and songwriter Jake Shears explains how they came back from the brink of splitting up, why they felt "neutered" by their last album, and lifts the lid on working with Sir Ian McKellen, Kylie Minogue and Mark Ronson.
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McGregor snub threatens Madonna's 'W.E.' movie

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Madonna's next directorial effort W.E. is under threat following the departure of stars Ewan McGregor and Vera Farmiga and key production personnel, reports the Daily Mail.

W.E.'s cross-generational story centres on a modern-day Manhattanite, Wally Winthrop, who becomes obsessed with Edward VIII's romance with twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson. The affair eventually led to Edward's abdication from the throne in 1936.

McGregor has allegedly walked away from talks to play the king, while Up In The Air Oscar nominee Farmiga has turned down the Simpson role. Bright Star's Abbie Cornish is still attached to play Winthrop.

Additionally, producer David Parfitt and casting director Nina Gold have quit W.E., with sources claiming that the duo had "creative differences" with Madonna and found that she struggled to "collaborate and delegate".

"All directors are demanding - there's nothing new there - but there's an art to doing it with grace and good manners," a source is quoted as saying.

It had been rumoured that Madonna wanted to use Sex Pistols songs 'Anarchy In The UK' and 'God Save The Queen' in the movie. The latter track will reportedly back a sequence of the 70-year-old Duchess of Windsor dancing with her pugs.

Madonna previously directed the comedy Filth And Wisdom, which opened to mixed reviews at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2008.

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M.I.A.'s third album pushed back to July

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M.I.A.’s new album doesn’t even have a title yet, but it’s already experienced its first pushback.

Fans who have been patiently waiting for the “Paper Planes” singer’s third effort won’t have to wait too much longer. A one-week delay will move the project from June 29 to July 6, Rap-Up.com has learned. Albums from Kelis, N.E.R.D., and Big Boi are set to arrive on shelves the same week.

Just last month, a blimp took to the sky during Jay-Z’s set at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to reveal M.I.A.’s original album release date and headlining gigs at the HARD Summer Music Festival in Los Angeles and New York in July.

The outspoken artist stirred controversy with the viral video for “Born Free,” which was banned from YouTube for its graphic nature. A radio-ready single “XXXO” is set to hit iTunes on May 11 and Hype Williams has been tapped to direct the music video.

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Lady Gaga on Her Biggest Influence

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She mentions Deepak Chopra as her main influence btw.


And here is a video about how Time prepared the Most Influential People of 2010 list. Gaga's photoshoot is mentioned about 3:30 minutes in.




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John Rich Responds to Alleged Anti-Gay Remarks Made to Chely Wright

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John Rich has responded to a story told by Chely Wright in her new book, 'Like Me,' that some might argue paints him in a very unflattering light.
Chely, who recently came out to PEOPLE, tells 'Access Hollywood' that when John (with whom she had performed in an Opryland show years ago) asked her point blank if she was gay, she lied to avoid embarrassment.

"[John] said, 'You're not gay are you?'" Chely recalls. "I said, 'No, John, I'm not.' He said, 'Good, thank God.' And that began a spiral for me ... I had a meltdown shortly after that."

Chely revealed to 'Today' that she nearly committed suicide over the secret life she was living, admitting that she "had a 9 millimeter gun in my mouth."

John is now offering his apologies for a conversation he insists was misconstrued. "I would never pass judgment on any friend of mine," John tells 'Access Hollywood.' "I feel awful that, at this time in Chely's life, my decade old comment -- 'Good, thank God' -- was taken the wrong way. I was clumsily trying to express my relief that even a country boy like me had a one-in-a-million chance of having a beer with a woman as talented and attractive as Chely."

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Album Snippets: Janelle Monáe – ‘The ArchAndroid’



Listen to 30-second snippets from Janelle Monáe’s The ArchAndroid prior to its May 18th release. The full-length debut from Bad Boy’s shining star includes the singles “Cold War” and “Tightrope” featuring Big Boi. Your ears are about to witness something unlike anything you’ve ever heard before.


1. “Suite II Overture”
2. “Dance or Die” feat. Saul Williams
3. “Faster”
4. “Locked Inside”
5. “Sir Greendown”
6. “Cold War”
7. “Tightrope” feat. Big Boi [Big Boi Vocal Edit]
8. “Neon Gumbo”
9. “Oh, Maker”
10. “Come Alive (War of the Roses)”
11. “Mushrooms & Roses”
12. “Suite III Overture”
13. “Neon Valley Street”
14. “Make the Bus” feat. Of Montreal
15. “Wondaland”
16. “57821” feat. Deep Cotton
17. “Say You’ll Go”
18. “BaBopBye Ya”





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Hilary Duff : Trousdale party girl


Enjoying an evening out in Hollywood, Hilary Duff was spotted leaving Trousdale Nightclub on Friday (May 7).

The “Beauty and the Briefcase” actress looked adorable in white pants paired with a black and white top, and offered up a quick smile for the excited photogs.
Earlier in the day, the Duffster stopped by an office accompanied by her bodyguard in Santa Monica, CA.
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Robert Downey Jr. buys a jacket, also wants a baby

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Robert Downey Jr. sure knows how to spend money!

The Iron Man 2 hunk reportedly splashed out almost $2,000 on a Belstaff biker jacket — just like Brad Pitt’s in Benjamin Button — for his Jay Leno slot this week

“Jay was a huge fan and wants one in his size too,” a source told Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper.

Meanwhile, the 45-year-old actor — who already has a 16-year-old son from a previous relationship — has reportedly been telling pals he wants to start a family with his sexy wife, film producer Susan Levin.

Rob married Susan in 2005 and has credited her for helping him rebuild his career after years of drug addiction.

“Robert has nearly nine years of sobriety under his belt, and his professional life is going great guns,” a source told American tabloid the National Enquirer.

“Susan’s never pressured him about having kids. But Robert brought it up first, and she’s thrilled. Susan is 36 and wants to have a family.

“They are both ready, willing and able.”

Robert recently admitted he’s amazed at how “fantastic” married life is.

“I don’t joke when I say she is my better half,” he gushed. “She truly is.

“I cannot believe what a fantastic life I have today. But here’s the thing, she didn’t change me at all. She just gave me an ultimatum at a certain point.

“Ultimately, we both changed a lot so that now I can’t ever imagine a life before her. I’ve certainly come to believe that Mrs. Downey and I together are definitely better than me alone or me and anybody else.”

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Yeah, both are kinda non-stories but it's Saturday night and I'm home.

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Alexa Ray Joel Talks About Her Overdose

Alexa Ray Joel: My Mom Wishes She Looked Like Me



Alexa Ray Joel is famous for three reasons: her music, her parents (Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley), and regretfully, a battle with depression that landed her in the hospital after an overdose on Dec. 5.

"I felt like I was in a black hole and I couldn't see out," Joel, 24, reveals in the new issue of PEOPLE. "I hit rock bottom that day . . . A part of me wanted people close to me to know – not the whole world."

The trigger for her depression? A very bad case of heartbreak. Joel says she never really got over her first love, her former bassist Jimmy Riot, whom she began dating at 19. They broke up in 2008, but had fleeting reconciliations. "I was addicted to this man," she says, "and it spiraled out of control."

Joel now sees a therapist regularly and is talking more openly to her parents. But tabloid reports that her overdose stemmed from a fight with Brinkley over her weight still upset her.

"It had everything to do with my depression, my anxiety, a dysfunctional on-and-off relationship with my ex – nothing to do with my relationship with either one of my parents," she says.

In fact, Joel says, "Nobody is more supportive of my physical appearance than [my mother]." The singer adds, "She tells me – which I don't understand – that she wishes she looked like me, that I'm so much more unique than her."

Joel is now following in her mother's modeling footsteps, appearing in commercials for Prell shampoo – 25 years after Brinkley's gig as the company's spokesmodel.

While the singer, whose new album is due in June, understands her ad will be compared to her mother's, she is committed to creating her own identity.

"It's hard because [people] compare my music to my father and my looks to my mother," she says. "And I like to think that my music and my voice are different than my father's and my look is very different than my mother's. Can't I just be me?"

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I think she's stunning tbh