June 8th, 2010

This is an iCarly post

Creator Dan Schneider uploaded a YouTube video of the cast getting ready for run-throughs today.

He also blogged the ratings for the latest iCarly special "iPsycho":

Friday night's performance of iCarly's iPsycho drew enormous viewership. The one-hour movie delivered 7.52 million total viewers, making it the most watched entertainment play on cable this quarter, basically matching this year's Kids Choice Awards.

Across most kid and teen demos, the performance of iPsycho was the highest rated telecast of the year of any telecast (broadcast or cable), with the exception of iCarly's iSaved Your Life and the Super Bowl.

iPsycho's ratings were nearly FOUR TIMES HIGHER than Nickelodeon's direct competition.

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iPsycho was pretty funny. Gibby's brother is adorable and Jerry Trainor's new haircut looks awkward.


gay Menudo post (not ricky)

Angelo Garcia, once the youngest-ever member of Menudo and a bandmate of Ricky Martin's, has come out as gay in the pages of TV Notas (Junio 8, 2010). In the piece, he says he's never been closeted: "I'm very honest about who I am, but I don't like labels...people need to understand that someone's sexuality doesn't make the person. I'm more than that, a son, brother a musician..." But I believe he is confirming his identity publicly for the first time on the heels of appearing nude in a gay magazine.

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nudes but not really
idk why I care about this but those photos of Garcia and his boyfriend are indeed PRESH
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Michael Fassbender up for both Spider-Man and X-Men

According to Showbiz 411 Michael Fassbender, who starred in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds last year, is being pursued for two comic book movie roles.

Matthew Vaughn is apparently interested in having Fassbender play a young Magneto in X-Men: First Class, while Sony is keen on signing the actor up as the new villain in the Spider-Man reboot.

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Trina Feat. Flo Rida & Git Fresh - White Girl Behind the Scenes of Video Shoot

Trina - White Girl Video Shoot BTS from Andy Boy Genius on Vimeo.

'White Girl' is Trina's next single off her latest album Amazin' (which you ALL need to buy) and was directed by Antwan Smith. But don't fret! Trina's management confirmed that EVERY song of the album will be accompanied by a music video. GET INTO IT!!!

I'm SHRIEKING right now

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Elizabeth Reaser at the Movie Awards

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From Celebslam:

"You may know Elizabeth as Esme from the Twilight series of films or, more likely, as the chick whose nipple you saw on this post. I'm actually a little surprised. Out of all the Snookis, JWowws, and Paris Hiltons at the Movie Awards, this was the last chick I thought who'd be showing her nipple. I actually bet a friend $20 that Paris Hilton would flash her uterus at one point during the show. Unfortunately, the camera never came in for a close-up. Just my luck!"

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Cruise planning a Les Grossman movie

Tom Cruise: Look Out for More Les Grossman
Mon., Jun. 7, 2010 7:17 AM PDT by Marc Malkin

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We probably haven't seen the last of Les Grossman.

Tom Cruise told me backstage after his Tropic Thunder's alter-ego performance with Jennifer Lopez at the MTV Movie Awards that…

He's hoping for a Les Grossman movie. "We're working on it," he beamed. "Yup, we're working on it."

He also told reporters that wife Kate Holmes' choreographer, Tyce Diorio, helped him with the ass-slapping, booty-bumping routine. He said Holmes loved the performance. "She was there when we were working on it," Cruise said.

Also in the house was...Suri! After the show, Cruise waited for Holmes and their little one outside. (Check out this exclusive pic of Suri on Twitter.) Papa Tom hung out with Cameron Diaz, who he introduced to Karate Kid star Jaden Smith. Diaz gave Cruise's son, Connor and big hug and kiss hello. Mr. Cruise also got a big hug from awards show producer Mark Burnett.

Perhaps Les Goodman will appear in the Hangover sequel. Cruise chatted for a few minutes with Todd Phillips, the director of the hit comedy.

Suri wasn't the only celebrity offspring I spotted. J. Lo had the twins in tow. Mama Lopez, wrapped in a white bathrobe, had Emme in her arms while Marc Anthony carried Max as they made their way from backstage to her trailer.



Whatever. If it's not a Satan's Alley movie, I don't care.
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TV and toys set to relaunch 'Voltron'

The reintroduction of "Voltron: Defender of the Universe" will begin with an animated series on Nicktoons and a new toy line from Mattel rather than leap straight onto the bigscreen.

That's the plan from rights holders World Event Prods and Classic Media, which are attempting to relaunch the massive robot, popular in the 1980s, to a new generation.

It's the latest of several properties to scrap plans for an initial film in favor of relaunching the brand through TV and toys.

Warner Bros.' animation aims to produce an anime-influenced version of "ThunderCats" for Cartoon Network to revive the '80s property, which has had a feature treatment stuck in development.

Likewise billionaire Haim Saban bought back "The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" from Disney last month for about $100 million to reboot as TV shows on Nickelodeon and toys.

Starting next year, Nicktoons will air 26 half-hour episodes of "Voltron Force," about five space explorers who pilot robotic lions that combine to form Voltron, an invincible guardian sworn to defend the Universe.

Series will remain faithful to the old show, while introducing new recruits to fight alongside the original characters.

New episodes will be timed to the 25th anniverseries. It's the first "Voltron" TV project in 10 years, although an iPhone game came out in December.


Mattel will tie-in with the anniversary to launch toys based on the classic "Voltron" range, as well as action figures and playsets that revolve around an edgier, modernized robot. There is no date on when the toys will hit shelves.


WEP and Classic Media had been developing a live action feature for some time but scribes, including Justin Marks, have yet to lock down the right tone, producers said.



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'Real Housewife' in Real Sex Tape Drama

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Another "celebrity" sex tape is about to hit the market -- and this time, the people distributing the footage claim the star is Danielle Staub from "Real Housewives of New Jersey."

Hustler Inc. tells us it is all set to distribute a 75 minute tape, featuring Jersey's most hated Housewife -- and mother of two -- in a naked romp with a mystery man.

A rep from Hustler tells us the tape was shot last September -- several months after 47-year old Staub first appeared on the Bravo reality show. The tape is set to be released on June 14.

A rep for Staub had no comment on the story.


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Vampire Bill Sinks Teeth into 2 New Movie Roles

Vampire Bill is headed for the big screen.

Heat Vision reports that 'True Blood' star Stephen Moyer will be sinking his teeth into roles in two upcoming films: 'The Double,' a political thriller, and 'The Big Valley,' an adaptation of the 1960s television series of the same name.

Moyer will be playing a Russian spy in 'The Double,' which features Richard Gere as a CIA operative who teams up with an FBI agent (Topher Grace) to investigate the murder of a senator. The film is the directorial debut of scribe Michael Brandt ('Wanted').

'The Big Valley' follows the adventures of ranchers in 19th century California, with Jessica Lange playing the matriarch of the Barkley family, a role originally played by Barbara Stanwyck on the TV series. Moyer will play Jarrod Barkley, the family's attorney, a role originally played by Richard Long.

Moyer will also appear in the post-apocalyptic vampire movie, 'Priest,' opening next March. Meanwhile, the third season of 'True Blood' begins on HBO on Sunday, June 13.

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Four people who need to get off their butts and do interesting work again

On Vacation
by Noah Forrest

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The interesting thing about Hollywood, for me, is that I find myself rooting for certain actors to succeed, hoping that when they finally become bankable stars that they will then get difficult films greenlit. It is to my perpetual dismay that when good actors become stars, they choose instead to attach themselves to films that don’t need them.

In other words, instead of using their newfound clout to star in passion projects, they cash in and pick the biggest blockbuster available to them. Oh sure, there are stars like Clooney, Pitt, and Damon who choose to attach themselves to either smart blockbusters or character-based work that allows them to grow. But unfortunately, this is not the career path that most choose and it’s disheartening.

Anyway, here are four powerful guys who I think need to come back from their “vacations” and get back to doing real work again.

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Agree, disagree, or just a lot of whining?

Gemma Arterton pulls off secret wedding in Spain

In a plot that would have made secret agent 007 proud, former Bond girl Gemma Arterton managed to sneak away and get married in a hilltop retreat over the weekend.

Guests were not even told the location Arterton, 24, and Stefano Catelli, 37, planned to marry when they answered their invitations, but in the hills of southern Spain the elaborate planning paid off. Clutching a bouquet of white roses, the English beauty wore a cream gown and a veil in her auburn hair as she wed in Zuheros in Andalucia June 5, PEOPLE has confirmed.

Witnesses told the Daily Mail that the actress stroked her new husband's cheek "as they made their vows." And pictures in the British newspaper show the couple embracing after they said their 'I dos' and leaving the open-air ceremony in a vintage convertible.

Catelli, a sales manager for a fashion company, proposed last summer at a music festival in England.

Arterton's rep would not comment on the wedding, but last month, Arterton described her planned wedding dress to Instyle, saying, "There's this beautiful scene in [Franco] Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet where she runs out of the bedroom after a night with Romeo, and she's wrapped up in a sheet. She looks so gorgeous. My wedding gown is kind of like that."

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That first picture is so cute... I hate them.
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The Poor World Is Now Stuck With The Shitfest of Shakira's Song

David Bisbal and K'naan Are Not Allowed To Perform "Waving Flag" at The World Cup
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Spanish Singer David Bisbal and Somali singer K'naan Warsame will not be able to perform their song "Waving Flag" at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The composer of the song, Rafael Vergara, has put a lawsuit on Coca Cola for the use of the song.

Vergara's lawyers said that the soda company did not pay the rights of the song to the writer and the use of the song in their commercials is illegal.
At this moment Coca Cola has not taken any action regarding this lawsuit nor have they accepted Vergara's offer to this problem can be resolved. "There is a time limit on the offer and if no response is given, the song will not be able to be used for the World Cup in South Africa" Vergara stated.

If there is no solution to this lawsuit, David Bisbal and K'naan will not be able to perform this song which, according to thousands of fans, should be the official son for the 2010 World Cup and now Shakira's song "Waka Waka"

basically Coke get your shit together so we can hear that song cuz damn Shakira's song is a piece of shit.
actually I have a better solution, how about FIFA calls up Ricky Martin and asks him to perform "La Copa De La Vida/The Cup of Life" and make that the official World Cup song forever. I'm sure all the fans would agree with this proposal and would be very happy.
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Matt Lucas to guest star on Glee

Matt Lucas has been a giant baby, a teenage chav and a gay-hating gay, so a part in Glee will be nae bother.

He's landed the role of a muddled Brit teacher with a secret love for musicals in the hit US TV show. A solo song is being lined up too.

But he might be entering a war zone, cast members locked in to long-term contracts are less than happy at missing out on the hit show's mega profits.

The Little Britain star has a hectic year ahead. He'll have to fit his Glee stint around filming new BBC series Come Fly With Me with pal David Walliams.




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In what may be Jon Gosselin’s biggest embarrassment yet, RadarOnline.com has exclusively obtained a never-before-seen home movie showing the former reality star and his then girlfriend Hailey Glassman stoned out of their minds.

The video was shot while the two were vacationing in St. Tropez, France, last summer with Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier.

RadarOnline.com spoke to a source with direct knowledge of what went down in France.

The insider revealed that in the video, Hailey and Jon had smoked spliffs, mixing marijuana and tobacco.

The insider, who confirmed that Jon was “also drunk” on champagne in the video, told RadarOnline.com that the father-of-eight smoked spliffs regularly.

“Jon and Hailey were confused about how people smoked weed in France because they mix it with tobacco. All they did [on their trip] was drink Crystal and smoke spliffs with the friends they were with,” the source told RadarOnline.com exclusively. “Whenever someone was sparking it up, they were right there smoking it.”

In the video, Jon and Hailey take turns filming each other on the balcony of their hotel, making silly cracks about the French and their apparent lactose intolerance.

“We’re munching on Pringles here in beautiful St. Tropez, eating quality food because every time we eat, we either get swollen boobs or I (bleep) myself,” Jon says on tape.

He then proceeds to mock the French, telling Hailey, “all we do is sit out here on our beautiful deck, eat Pringles and complain about the French. Don’t ever go to a hair salon in France... Especially if you’re Jewish... doubly especially if you’re a New York Jew.”

When Hailey references her curly hair during a salon mishap in St. Tropez, Jon interrupts with: “It looked like big Jewish pubes.”

“Hailey and Jon were stoned out of their minds in that video,” the source revealed. “Jon would drink every night. He’d go out and Hailey would stay in and order room service. She hated France. She wasn’t used to all of the paparazzi and she wanted nothing to do with it.”

Jon was still married to Kate at this point and his romance with Hailey had recently exploded into scandalous headlines.

At one point on the tape, Jon sticks a cigarette up his nose, starts massaging his belly and tells Hailey, “This is how the French smoke. They smoke so much they put cigarettes in every orifice of their body.”

As RadarOnline.com reported at the time, Kate Gosselin was home in Pennsylvania taking care of their eight kids during his European jaunt with Hailey.

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Anyone watch Kate + 8 on Sunday?

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Yes I'm THAT Bored

Heidi Montag Files For Legal Separation From Spencer Pratt
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OS ANGELES -- Reality Star Heidi Montag is reportedly another step closer to getting the alone time she says she needs.

The reality star, 23, filed for legal separation from husband Spencer Pratt at a Santa Monica courthouse on Tuesday, listing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.

"Heidi is looking to move out due to all the fake bad press that Spencer controls," a rep for the Hills star, 23, tells TMZ.com.

Please let this mean that their 15minutes are just about up?
I think the world is now fed up with these two nobodies

MTV reviews Alejandro

At this point in her career, Lady Gaga can do whatever she wants, whenever she wants. She is unbound, unbridled, and completely without fear ... and "Alejandro" is proof of that. It is a very glamorous, very art-y thing — and anyone expecting a video like her last one should give up that hope right now.

Because, having already run roughshod through the pulpy pop culture of yesteryear with Beyoncé in her "Telephone" video, Gaga decides to play it comparatively straight with "Alejandro," a video that's long on style but short on storyline and "Caged Heat" references. Which is another way of saying that it's not exactly a fun video. And while it's not fair to compare the two clips — since they have nothing in common outside of being released consecutively — "Alejandro" is about as far from "Telephone" as she could get.

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John Stamos To Join 'Glee'

When you’re watching tonight’s season finale of Glee, and Emma mentions that she’s been dating her dentist, go ahead and draw yourself a mental picture of… John Stamos!

Yup, I hear the Fox hit and the actor formerly known as Uncle Jesse are nearing a deal for him to recur next season as Will’s competition for the cutest neurotic at McKinley High. And if the agreement gets made, bet on a sing-off between her two suitors: Though Stamos is best known for his TV roles, he’s also got street cred on Broadway, having appeared in such musicals as Bye Bye Birdie.

Your thoughts?

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Anna Kendrick in London

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Fresh off of an overseas flight out of Los Angeles, Anna Kendrick was spotted arriving at Heathrow Airport in London, England on Tuesday (June 8).

The "Twilight Saga" star was accompanied by a few companions, smiling as she headed out to an awaiting car as she embarks on an "Eclipse" promotional trek.

Prior to the London trip, Miss Kendrick was busy racking up another honor at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night.

Anna beat out Chris Pine, Zach Galifianakis, Gabourey Sidibe, Logan Lerman and Quinton Aaron for Best Breakout Star, telling the audience upon receiving her Golden Popcorn trophy, "I am not cool enough to win an MTV Movie Award! So I am not going to mess it up by talking any more than I should."

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Recap of what has been happening on my husband's life.

Actor Christian "Batman" Bale is a hero to a 10-year old boy I'll identify as "M."

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He takes Taquita swimming.

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Bale Replaces Sam Jackson in 'The Revenant'.

Samuel L. Jackson will no longer star in The Revenant, which at the time of his signing was supposed to be directed by Park Chan-Wook, the director of Oldboy. Now
Christian Bale is taking the place of Jackson and John Hillcoat (The Road) has landed the directing gig.
I don't know if there's really a drop off here at all, though it's certainly a very different production now.

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Lindsay Lohan's SCRAM bracelet set off

Lindsay Lohan has some explaining to do.

Her court-ordered alcohol-monitoring bracelet, called a SCRAM device, was triggered Sunday evening during an MTV Music Awards afterparty, according to a source close to the case.

It remains unclear whether alcohol was detected in her system or if the device was tampered with. Either one would alert authorities.

Lohan, 23, could face jail time if the judge in her case rules that the actress violated the conditions of her bail – which include abstaining from alcohol and submitting to random drug testing. Judge Marsha Revel is expected to receive the SCRAM report soon, the source says, and could order Lohan in for an immediate bail revocation hearing.

Lohan's attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, wasn't immediately available for comment.

The SCRAM checks for traces of alcohol in the wearer's perspiration. The device must be worn at all times.

Lohan was fitted for the device on her left ankle last month after she pulled a no-show at a mandatory progress review hearing and a warrant was issued for her arrest.

She also faces a probation violation hearing on July 6.



Actor Pulls Out Of NY Puerto Rican Day Parade

An actor with a history of domestic violence has dropped out of New York's annual Puerto Rican Day parade after critics called for a boycott and at least one invited guest dropped out in protest, organizers said Tuesday.

Osvaldo Rios, known for his work in telenovelas or Spanish-language soap operas, had decided not to participate, Carlos Velasquez of parade producer Galos Corp. said Tuesday.

The actor, who had been chosen as the event's "padrino international," or international godfather, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Rios, 49, was convicted on a domestic violence charge in 2003, stemming from a 1996 assault. Officials said he served about three months in prison in Puerto Rico in 2004 for the conviction.

A group of New York City councilwomen had condemned the choice and said they would boycott the parade unless Rios' designation was withdrawn.

"Domestic violence is a destructive cycle. Lives are destroyed and futures are damaged by this horrendous crime. We simply cannot remain silent on this issue," said the statement from Melissa Mark-Viverito, Annabel Palma, Rosie Mendez, Julissa Ferreras, Maria del Carmen Arroyo and Diana Reyna and state Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo shortly after the pick was announced.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, of Illinois, named the states marshal for the parade, had sent a letter to the organizers on Friday, declining the invitation to be part of the parade.

"I do not believe that honoring an individual who has committed such a serious crime is in keeping with the spirit of our parade or the principles of our community," he said. "I believe we must send a message of zero tolerance for violence against women."

Asked about his plans in the wake of Rios stepping down, Gutierrez spokesman Douglas Rivlin said the congressman had made other plans since declining the invitation, and would not be able to attend the parade because he will be in Puerto Rico.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn called the decision "the right move."

Source: http://cbs2chicago.com/wireapnewsil/Actor.Osvaldo.Rios.2.1739102.html
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Kristen Stewart Gay? Rumors Run Wild After MTV Awards

Stewart has been rumored to be a lesbian. Following her on screen kiss with ‘Twilight’ co star Robert Pattinson at Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards Kim Stolz took to her Twitter account to out Kristen Stewart for no apparent reason.

“The 2 most important moments tonight were Sandra bullock confirming that she’s truly incredible & k-stew confirming that she’s truly a lesbian,” Stolz wrote on her Twitter account.

According to Wikipedia “Kim Stolz is a correspondent for MTV News and serves as video jockey and host for The Freshmen, a series on mtv. Stolz first came to fame as a contestant on Cycle 5 of America’s Next Top Model, where she finished fifth place. She is an out lesbian.”

Ruby Rose also came to the same conclusion after seeing Kristen Stewart on the red carpet. “I’m sorry, but Kristen Stewart has to be a lesbian,” she wrote. “I don’t mean to stereotype but isn’t it obvious?”

Ruby Rose is also an employee of MTV. Wikipedia describes Rose as “A 20-year-old single mother and artist, who she now describes as one of her role-models. As a young child, she traveled frequently, living in rural Victoria, Tasmania and Surfers Paradise before finally settling in Melbourne. As a teenager, she attended University High School. Ruby is the god-daughter of Lionel Rose and the great-granddaughter of Alec Campbell, the last surviving Battle of Gallipoli soldier.”

Perez Hilton also reported on the Kristen Stewart lesbian rumors. oh boy Kristen Stewart has never been seen in a romantic situation with another girl. She has had a string of rumored boyfriends. Stewart dated fellow actor Michael Angarano for years before the two broke up in 2009. Stewart is now rumored to be dating her ‘Twilight’ saga co star Robert Pattinson.


Omg omg this could be the day I've been waiting for so long


“4th of July,” Kelis’ new digital single, is out today + more news!

“4th of July (Fireworks)
,” the new digital single from GRAMMY®-nominated singer-songwriter Kelis’ upcoming album, Flesh Tone, is out today. Produced by DJ Ammo, the pulsating club banger mixes R&B soulfulness and techno-dappled electro breaks with a rip-roaring wobbly bass riff. It is available at all digital retailers, including:

iTunes – http://bit.ly/4thofJulyiTunes
Amazon - http://amzn.to/4thofJulyAmazonmp3

The track is the follow-up to Kelis’ international No. 1 hit “Acapella,” which topped both the Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs Chart and Music Week’s Pop Club Chart in the U.K. earlier this year. Kelis recently co-directed the video for “4th of July (Fireworks)” with Rankin and Nicole Ehrlich in the desert outside of Los Angeles.

On June 18th, Kelis will perform “4th of July (Fireworks)” on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” She’ll appear on “TODAY” on July 6th – coinciding with the release of Flesh Tone in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Additional television appearances include “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on July 13th and “Tavis Smiley” (air date to be announced). The pre-order for Flesh Tone, Kelis’ first album for will.i.am Music Group/Interscope Records, begins June 15th on the iTunes Store.

Flesh Tone was singled out by spin.com as one of the “25 Summer Albums That Matter Most” and The New York Times called itone of her strongest records yet.” Perezhilton.com hailed it as “one of the summer’s best,” adding: “There are soooooo many good songs on Kelis album! Actually, they are ALL good!” Reviews in the U.K. have been stellar also. "Kelis. Genius. Pop Auteur. Credible diva. Welcome back," said NME, giving Flesh Tone an 8 out of 10 rating. The Sunday Times of London called it a “celebratory slice of dancefloor heaven” while Glamour gave it five stars. “She’s still fierce and fabulous, and we’re thrilled to have her back!” said Time Out London.

Kelis, best known for such smash singles as “Caught Out There,” the Top 5, GRAMMY-nominated “Milkshake” and “Bossy,” which became a million-selling ringtone, will kick off a co-headlining North American tour with Robyn on July 23rd. (See below for itinerary with additional dates to be announced.) She’ll also play numerous international dates this summer, including the Glastonbury Festival on June 26th, “The Isle of MTV” live music event with Scissor Sisters in Malta on June 30th and The Big Chill Festival in the U.K. on August 7th.



Neil Patrick Harris visits Cobie Smulders on the set of her off-Broadway show

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Cobie Smulders is spending part of her summer hiatus as as part of the cast of the hit off-Broadway comedy Love, Loss and What I Wore. On Sunday (June 6), Neil Patrick Harris swung by the Westside Theatre to check out the show, stuck around after the performance to greet Cobie and her on stage co-stars. Enjoy!

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TBS Starts an Emmy Campaign for Conan

This may be the first time a network has taken out Emmy ads in support of another network's former show.

TBS, in yet another gesture of goodwill toward its new marquee star Conan O'Brien, has put together two different "For Your Consideration" ads in support of "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," which aired on NBC from June 1, 2009 to January 22, 2010.

“Conan’s great work in 2009 and 2010 deserves Emmy consideration. We’re very excited to have him join TBS later this year," said Turner Ent. Networks prexy Steve Koonin.

The TBS ads actually don't ever mention "The Tonight Show," but just focus on O'Brien.

NBC isn't taking out Emmy ads for O'Brien, but instead is promoting "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." (It isn't taking ads out for "The Jay Leno Show" either.) The situation could lead to the unusual case of two "Tonight Shows" being nominated -- or O'Brien's defunct "Tonight Show" being nommed and Leno's current "Tonight Show" not getting a nom.

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Margaret Cho Announces Dates For Cho Dependent Tour

We’re excited to announce that this fall, Margaret will be hitting the road with a brand new national stand-up tour, Cho Dependent. Margaret’s new tour will feature new stand-up and a few live performances of songs on her forthcoming comedy music album of the same name.


The nationwide tour kicks off on on August 26th and runs through December 12th. Below is our current list of cities, and we will be adding more along the way. Fanclub pre-sales for most of the shows below* begin Wednesday, June 9th at 10am local time and end on Thursday, June 10th at 10pm local – two full days before tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am local on Friday, June 11th!

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I'm kind of bummed I'll be out of town when she's in Chicago, I've never seen her live.

Favorite stand up comedians, ONTD? I like Margaret but my #1 is Eddie Izzard.
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Steven Klein explains the video that no one seems to understand

Lady Gaga's latest cinematic epic has finally arrived: Months after the mini-Tarantino saga "Telephone", the nearly nine-minute-long new video for Gaga's Fame Monster smash "Alejandro" debuted today on Vevo. Directed by Steven Klein and choreographed by Laurieann Gibson, the video features all the cutting edge fashion, creative dancing and tidal waves of eye-popping "did you just see that?" moments fans have come to expect from Gaga. In the clip, she transforms herself into a latex nun, a female Bono, a thick-goggled Siddhartha and the Material Girl — with a machine gun bra replacing Madonna's now seemingly demure conical model.

"She likes epics. It fits her personality. We combined dance, narrative and attributes of surrealism," Klein, a fashion photographer who in the past has worked closely with Madonna, tells Rolling Stone. "The process was to express Lady Gaga's desire to reveal her heart and bear her soul."

Surrounded alternately by half-naked, monk-haired male dancers in high heels and uniformed soldiers, "Alejandro" avoids one defining plot, opting instead to wow viewers with its intense and at times provocative political and religious imagery. Like "Bad Romance" before it, the ending of "Alejandro" shows Gaga laying in bed before it culminates in Two Lane Blacktop fashion — Gaga's blank stare morphs into a specter as the film burns and disintegrates in the projector. Even though the clip's running time ballooned beyond the length of standard videos, Gaga and Klein struggled to squeeze all their ideas into the final cut. "On a music video there is never enough time," says Klein, who, besides directing tour videos for Madonna, hadn't tackled an MTV-style project. "We had planned so much and achieved much of that, but of course some of it we were not able due to time constraints."

While "Alejandro" seems both politically and religiously charged, from Gaga's assault weapon bra to her ingestion of rosary beads, Klein insists "the politics came out of the story, but was not the official intention." Madonna's visual oeuvre seems like the obvious reference point for "Alejandro," with its not-so-subtle hints of "Like a Prayer" and "Vogue," but Klein admits that painters, more than any musicians or film directors, influenced the design and spirit of the video.

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Finally Some Good World Cup News

Mexico welcome Marquez return
Experienced centre-half back in training
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Rafael Marquez has handed Mexico a timely boost ahead of their World Cup opener against South Africa.

The Mexicans are set to face the hosts in the tournament curtain raiser on Friday and are hoping to get off to a winning start.

They were, however, fearful that they would be forced to enter the contest without the services of their most experienced defender.

Marquez's involvement had been cast into doubt once he picked up a leg injury during a warm-up date with Italy last week.

It was widely suggested that the problem would keep the Barcelona man out of at least one game, if not more.

However, the 31-year-old centre-half returned to training on Tuesday and is expected to come into contention on Friday.

Mexico have also welcomed the news that Guillermo Franco is set to be fit to make the South Africa clash.

The former West Ham and Villarreal striker had been struggling with a muscle complaint, but came through training on Tuesday unscathed.
please World Cup god i beg of you no more injuries! It's bad enough with the poor souls that are now out of the WC NO MAS!
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Christina Aguilera Week on iTunes!

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iTunes has declared this week Christina Aguilera Week! In honor of Bionic, iTunes has asked Christina to create not only a Celebrity Playlist, but also a list of her favorite albums, music videos, and movies as well!

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ONTDers, if you were a celebrity, what songs, albums, music videos, and movies would make your personal favorites lists?

Baby Gaga's mom defends Telephone parody

On this morning’s Early Show, Heidi Ladrow, mother of the “Baby Gaga” in a recent viral video spoof of Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” (which has since been made private on YouTube, but you can see clips over at CBS.com) sat down with the video’s director and a psychotherapist. That seemed like a good start! Logic and proportion fell sloppy dead from there. Here are a few choice quotes from the mother of a Baby in Chains, along with the half-baked retorts I would lay on her if I happened to be lounging in the far corner of that stylish sofa. I’m sure The Early Show would have loved to have me. Next time.

“[My daughter] has known [the director, Jake Wilson] since she was six months old, so she’s very comfortable with him.” Oh, cool. Did she tell you that? Do they have a lot in common? Maybe they could date. Well. Maybe she could turn into one of his favorite shopping partners! You’ve seen ‘Clueless’ right? “The reason she looked uncomfortable is because she’d just woken up from a two-hour nap. She’s animated, you know? We wanted her to look kind of upset in certain points. I think she’s a very well-adjusted child. At 3, she’s very self-actualized.” Have you considered asking your toddler for advice on achieving a more efficient perception of reality?

“This went gangbusters quite quickly.” [At this point I think I'd just shoot her with a pink plastic water gun.] “It’s beyond YouTube.” Your mom’s beyond YouTube. “It’s for fun, it’s a spoof on Lady Gaga. It has to be outrageous because Lady Gaga’s videos are outrageous.” And there HAS to be a spoof on Lady Gaga starring a baby???!??? Then I’d like my colleague Jennifer Armstrong, who introduced you to Baby Gaga last week, to pop up on the other end of the sofa and deliver her assessment of the mere concept of a baby imitating Lady Gaga: “It’s actually borderline creepy, mainly because Gaga is.”


Katy Perry to host Teen Choice Awards

Fox announced today that pop princess-turned-pin-up model-turned-”California Gurl” Katy Perry will host this year’s Teen Choice Awards Aug. 9. Apart from the fact that the gig is probably motivated at least in part (if not mostly) by her album release a few weeks later, I’m actually pretty excited for the prospect of the bubbly Perry to take on the job.

Last year, the mild-mannered Jonas Brothers graced the stage as MCs — and the year before that, the most obvious choice of all, Miley Cyrus — but I think Perry’s resume better fits the bill. With one of the hottest songs of the summer and a commitment to, um, out-there fashion, Perry is guaranteed to bring the colorful, bubblegum brand of entertainment that’s so characteristic of the Teen Choice Awards.

What do you think about Perry as host?

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Let the Christina Aguilera Backlash Commence (LOL)

LOL at the title. Author obviously does not know of ONTD's existence. Also, TL;DR truck coming through but bolded.

It seems she can't do much of anything right; early reviews for 'Bionic' have been mostly tepid, her first single tanked and she can't even get dressed without being accused of ripping off other artists -- Lady Gaga and Madonna, in particular.

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Jason Stackhouse and Eric Northman are about to get some competition when it comes to making the Fangbangers swoon. Three pivotal (and pec-blessed) characters are blowing into “True Blood’s” fictional town of Bon Temps – two out for blood – one sent to stop the spilling of it.
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The new York Times reports today that Broadway producer Bob Boyett is endeavoring to revive FUNNY GIRL on Broadway with famed director Bartlet Sher (South Pacific, Awake and Sing, Light in the Piaza) at the helm. The pair are currently planning a six week out-of-town tryout in late 2011 in preparation for a swift Broadway transfer later that season, according to the report. This would be the first revival of the show on Broadway. Boyett currently secures the rights.

No additional details are in place yet for the project. Say Boyett in the Times: " I don't have any other details, or anything on locations...Nothing is really pulled together except Bart Sher."

As for the search for that special actress to reprise the role Barbra Streisand made famous in the 1964 original production, Boyett and Sher are open to all options. Says Boyett: "There have been a few Hollywood types who have expressed interest...but we're also open to going with an unknown actress." He declined to name specific names who have made the first long list of options. When asked about GLEE star Lea Michele, Boyett was non-commital but had only complimentary things to say of the songbird.

To read the full report in the New York Times, click here.

FUNNY GIRL has a book by Isobel Lennart, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Bob Merrill. The semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of Broadway, film star and comedienne Fanny Brice and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nicky Arnstein.

The musical was produced by Ray Stark, who was Brice's son-in-law via his marriage to her daughter Frances, and starred Barbra Streisand. The production was nominated for eight Tony Awards but, facing tough competition from Hello, Dolly!, it failed to win in any categories.

Boyett and Sher have previously collaborated on South Pacific.


and the opening act for Bieber's tour...

Rising Teen sensation Vita Chambers will be opening act for Justin Bieber's second leg of his "My World" concert tour, sources exclusively tell JustJaredJr.com.

The 17-year-old Barbadian beauty will kick off her concert dates in Kansas City July 2nd and conclude Sept 4th in Allentown Penn.

Vita will be launching her new single "Like Boom"  this summer.

Dates at the source!

I have such a crush on her, i can't believe she's only 17!



She would.

Art imitates life for Glee star Lea Michele.

A source tells Us Weekly the actress (who plays uptight show standout Rachel Berry), 23, is a diva on the set of the Fox show, which airs its season finale Tuesday night.

"Lea acts like she's better than the rest of the cast," says the insider. "But the thing is, she legitimately is."

Another set source says, "She's sweet, but she has her moments."

Apt to boss around makeup artists and other crew members, "She has very clear ideas about what she wants to do and how she wants to look. I think she's just Type-A, like her character."

A second pal points out that Lea has "always wanted to be a star," and, in a classic Hollywood move, "she has become super-strict about her diet. She is a vegan now and says she hasn't eaten cheese in a year!"'

Michele -- who admitted on The Oprah Winfrey Show she's more like her character than any of her co-stars -- even "sings along to her own songs on the radio."

At a May 24 cast dinner at Chicago's Sunda, she was the only star who refused to sign autographs for fans. After it was reported she snapped at photographer Patrick McMullan for asking her name at the Time 100 party, she Twittered that it was a "silly joke."

Still, the cast has bonded working 14-hour days.

"We've become so close, Dianna Agron, 24, who plays pregnant cheerleader Quinn Fabray, tells Us. "We're like a family."


10 Stars Who Love Fur

1, 2. Kanye West and Amber Rose

Kanye is known for his tirades, which include a long rant after he was criticized for wearing fur by PETA. In one of his famous all-caps blogs, he wrote: "I'm briefly saddened by negative comments, but I have to remember those people are scared, incapable or just plain idiots. We are the f---ing rock stars baby. No cocaine, just life my n---as!" And it turns out Kanye's girlfriend Amber Rose is a fan of fur too -- what a perfect match!
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i can see the appeal of wearing fur, but imo, faux fur really isn't that different. what do you think, ontd? p.s. sorry for resubmitting, mods!
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Jonathan Groff on Good Day New York

The season finale of "Glee" is Tuesday. Jonathan Groff, a.k.a. bad boy Jesse St. James, stopped by Good Day NY on Tuesday.

Jonathan plays the male lead of rival glee club named Vocal Adrenaline and he also plays love interest to Rachel (Lea Michelle) on the show.

He also starred in "Spring Awakening" with "Glee" co-star Lea Michelle and they are also best friends in real life. Jonathan introduced Lea to "Glee" creator Ryan Murhpy who then cast her for the role.

Jonathan is about to make his debut on the West End in London in the revival of "Deathtrap." The play begins previews in August and opens in September.


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emily blunt overcame her stutter, was a mute before doing so

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Emily Blunt, the British actress, turned mute at the age of 12 because she was so anguished at having a stutter, she has disclosed.
Blunt developed the speech impediment at the age of 10 and found it progressively harder to cope.
"I remember that when it first started to kick in I thought it was a habit, but when it really starts to ingrain itself upon you it becomes an anguished situation to live your life in, especially when you're a kid, when you're only trying to appear very cool. I was definitely not cool," said Blunt, who appeared in The Devil Wears Prada and won a Golden Globe nomination for her starring role in The Young Victoria.
Aged 12, she stopped speaking altogether. "[I thought] 'Why am I like this? Why have I got this stupid voice problem? Everyone else can talk, what's my problem?' My friends started to accept my stutter as just who I was but I didn't like being accepted in that way.

"It felt like a mental mountain that I found impossible to overcome."

Blunt's mother took her to see specialists but they failed to help. The stutter disappeared when a teacher suggested Blunt spoke in a Northern accent for a school play. "I wouldn't say that I ceased to stutter after that, that it was some huge revelation. But for the first time in five years I was able to speak fluently," she told The Daily Beast website.

The actress, now 27, was speaking before a benefit event in aid of the American Institute for Stuttering. 

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CONTROVERSY: Oprah An Unappreciated Prophet, Says Stedman Graham

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She’s more than just a great talk show host or someone who recommends what books you should read.

Oprah Winfrey is an unappreciated prophet, according to her long-time boyfriend Stedman Graham!

In remarks that are sure to stir controversy, Stedman said that Orpah is unappreciated in Chicago. “I don’t think they understand the value of who she is as a human being and what she’s done,” he said in a TV interview with the Chicago Fox affiliate WFLD.

Stedman was responding to a question about Oprah leaving town and he surprised the TV anchors with his answer that Oprah was unappreciated. Then the level of controversy skyrocketed when he said: “Because a prophet has no honor in his own town.”

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Naomi Watts has her hands full with her mischievous toddler sons

With two toddlers to take care of, actress Naomi Watts is one busy woman. So as mother to Alexander 'Sacha' Pete, who turns three next month, and Samuel Kai, 18 months, the Hollywood beauty has wisely opted for a twin pushchair to transport her boys around town.

As the 41-year-old enjoyed an afternoon stroll around Manhattan, she kept a close eye on her boys to make sure the siblings weren't driving each other crazy as they sat side by side.

With just 17 months between the boys, they could have easily been mistaken for twins with their light blonde hair. However, older son Sacha looks more like his actor father Liev Schreiber, while his brother Samuel takes after his mother.

As they were pushed through the busy streets of New York, the brothers split their time between playing with each other and annoying each other. At one point, Watts stopped to reassure Sacha as his little brother poked his hand in his mouth.

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She is so beautiful, I think if I ever saw her in person my heart would stop instantly
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Christina Aguilera Throws Gum At Crowd (??), Looks Unhappy

This morning, on the Today Show, Christina Aguilera performed "You Lost Me". But before she sang, she settled into her stool, looking less than pleased before she threw her gum at or past the crowd that came to watch her sing.


Can't really judge her singing, since you the crowd sings over her, but from I can hear, she does sound lovely. If only she could crack a smile for her fans.


ETA: It could be a Ricola, apparently. Still, gurl, spit that out before you walk on, swallow it, drop it on the floor, idk, don't THROW it, especially over people.
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Selena Gomez Mega Post

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Her Summer plans:

Selena Gomez has a busy Summer ahead of her. Gomez will be touring all Summer and working on her new clothing line that will be available at Kmart.

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Her love life:

One thing that Selena Gomez won't have time for is stressing out about her on again off again relationship with fellow Disney star Nick Jonas. Selena Gomez and Nick Jonas have been rumored to be in an on again off again relationship for months.

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Ramona and Beezus behind the scenes:

Mark your calendars:

The world premiere of her new music video, “Round Round" is in 2 weeks!
Her eco-friendly clothing line will launch in 2 months.

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Christina VH1 Special

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Christina Aguilera has been getting it from all sides lately. What with the comparisons to Lady Gaga and suddenly canceling her summer tour so she could have more time to rehearse.

So what better time for a VH1 special?

Xtina will get the "Behind the Music" treatment on Sunday, June 6 and let's just say her formative years weren't much to write home about either.

Christina talks about the abuse her mother Shelly suffered at the hands of her father that then started spilling over to herself.

"I decided to step in between and said 'don't hurt my mommy.' He then threw me across the room because I had stood up for my mom," she shares. "He was getting more physical with me, the older I got, and my mom said enough was enough."

Things weren't much better at school where classmates jealous of her early fame and success would make threats and slash her tires of she won a competition.

All of this, plus a controlling record label, led to rebellion -- "I wanted to make a statement, and a bold one, and what better way to do it than to wear a**-less chaps when you're 21 years old?" -- and bouts of depression that she credits husband Jordan Bratman with pulling her out of.

Good thing she could sing.

"I remember the first time I met Christina she was smaller than the rest of us and then she opened her mouth and sounded bigger than all of us put together," says former fellow "Mickey Mouse Club" member Justin Timberlake.

"Behind the Music: Christina Aguilera" premieres Sunday, June 13 at 9 p.m. ET on VH1.


Reese with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe at daughter's pony club show

Reese Witherspoon and former husband Ryan Phillippe proved they are now on friendly terms as they reunited for their daughter's equestrian event yesterday.

The divorced pair, who were joined by son Deacon, 6, watched on with pride as Ava, 10, trotted around the course in Pacific Palisades, California.

Ryan, 36, who is single following his split from Abbie Cornish in February, recently spoke about his relationship with his ex-wife.

'Things are great,' he said during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this month.

'It is so important as divorced parents to keep that connection. It makes the kids feel better that the parents are interacting and with each other.

'We go to all the school events together, and we're there for each other. Also, in our line of work, you have to be flexible because from one week to the next. You don't know where you're going to have to be for a promotional tour or on location.

'We've done a really good job with that, and our kids are happy and healthy and doing awesome.'

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Bench Warrant for Lindsay Lohan's Arrest TAKE #2

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Lindsay Lohan is a wanted woman -- Judge Marsha Revel has just issued a bench warrant for her arrest, and it's all about the SCRAM.

Bail has been forfeited for the previous hearing. The new bail has been set at $200,000.

There are 5 violations, according to the judge.

Lindsay's SCRAM bracelet generated a report to SCRAM officials sometime after the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night.

Sources say the SCRAM data shows evidence of alcohol


We're going to break it down for you. Lindsay was on probation when she failed to appear in court last month. At that point, Judge Revel revoked her probation and set bail at $100,000. In return for bail, Lindsay promised to appear for a hearing on the probation violation -- set for July 6. Because of the SCRAM incident, the $100,000 bail has now been forfeited. Instead of throwing Lindsay in jail pending the July hearing, the judge is allowing her to post new bail -- set at $200,000, so she can remain free. .



It only took minutes, but TMZ has learned the bail bondsman who posted Lindsay's bail last month is pulling up to the Beverly Hills courthouse right now -- to do it again. TMZ has learned bondsman David Perez is pulling up to the courthouse right now to post the $200,000 bail. Once posted, the judge will almost certainly recall the bench warrant for Lindsay's arrest. Nonetheless ... Lindsay has forfeited the $100,000 bail previously posted.


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The bench warrant for Lindsay Lohan's arrest has been recalled ... a little more than an hour after it was issued, thanks to the fast work of bail bondsman David Perez. Perez's peeps just posted $20,000 (the standard 10% of bail) in Judge Marsha Revel's court. The judge recalled the warrant, which means she is able to remain free, though she has a tough road ahead. If Lindsay violates the terms of the SCRAM program again, it's likely the judge will throw her in jail pending the July 6 hearing on the alleged probation violation for DUI. In short, one more false move ... and she's probably going to the slammer.


Guide to Madonna References in Alejandro

We probably don’t have to tell you that Lady Gaga’s long-awaited “Alejandro” video premiered today at noon. The music media has already puzzled over the themes: Holocaust? (Yes, definitely.) Vampire? (Less substantiated, but the imagery certainly lends itself to that interpretation.) Holy war? (Well, all that Catholic imagery must mean something…) Haters are hating. Overanalyzers are overanalyzing. Us? We’re just geeking out over the number of Madonna references Gaga managed to pack into the video. Obviously, there’s the sex, the black-and-white cinematography (which ’90s Madge was so fond of), the feminized male dancers. But there’s a lot to take apart on a shot-by-shot level, too. Is it Lady Gaga “straight up MURDERING Madonna,” as Videogum suggests? We’re not sure. All we know is she’s definitely attempting to up the ante. Watch “Alejandro” and follow along as we enumerate the Madonna references after the jump.

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Godga explains how she's not Fernando's babe

Eight minutes and forty-three seconds. That’s the amount of time you’ll have to devote to sitting through Lady Gaga’s music video for “Alejandro”. Oddly, it will be over before you even know it, and you’ll be left wanting to hit the replay button (whether you’re enjoying it all over again or merely trying to figure out exactly what the fuck just happened).

As you may know, Gaga previously explained the video as such: ”It’s about the purity of my friendships with my gay friends, and how I’ve been unable to find that with a straight man in my life. It’s a celebration and an admiration of gay love—it confesses my envy of the courage and bravery they require to be together. In the video I’m pining for the love of my gay friends—but they just don’t want me to be with them.”

source: http://manhuntdaily.com/2010/06/discuss-lady-gaga-alejandro-music-video/
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Tuc Watkins becomes a series regular on Desperate Housewives

This fall, after three years of occasional appearances on Wisteria Lane, Tuc Watkins is joining “Desperate Housewives” as a series regular.

The actor, who plays one half of the street’s gay couple – Bob (Tuc) and Lee (Kevin Rahm), will head to Los Angeles in mid-July to join the girls – Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria Parker, Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross – as a full-time cast member. Before that happens though, Tuc will finish up a run in “White’s Lies,” an off-Broadway play pairing him opposite Tony-award winning actress Betty Buckley.

“They made me a series regular on ‘Desperate Housewives’ next year, so that’s great and the timing works out perfectly,” he recently told AccessHollywood.com. “I’m doing the play for eight weeks and then when ‘Desperate Housewives’ stars up again in mid-July, I go back to do that on a hopefully more [regular basis].”

In “White’s Lies,” which is currently running at the New World Stages in New York City, Tuc gets to flex his muscles – both acting and pectoral – as Joe White, a roguish divorce lawyer and lady-killer whose mother’s (Buckley) dying wish is to see her son produce a grandchild.

“I love playing characters that – on paper – are completely unlikable and you have to figure out, ‘How do you translate this character to an audience and make them still root for the guy?’” Tuc said of the role.

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First Images from New ‘Looney Tunes’ Series!

In case you haven’t heard, Warner Bros. is launching a new Looney Toons animated series on Cartoon Network along with new 3D shorts that are slated for theaters. Here are the first images from the Cartoon Network series, The Looney Tunes Show, which is a half-hour animated television featuring Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck living together in the suburbs.


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LMAOOOOO Salma's Snake Scare!

As "Extra's" Terri Seymour chatted up "Grown Ups" stars Salma Hayek, Maria Bello and Maya Rudolph, they got an expected guest -- a harmless but rather large snake --- which sent the girls into a tizzy, as they scrambled to get away from the reptile, especially the frantic, screaming Salma.

"It was like a python. It was thick. Its head was like this like a cobra!" Bello exclaimed afterward.

And what about Salma? "She split. She's on the next plane," Rudolph said. "She's in the hospital," Bello laughed.


nah but fo real I would've shat a brick...house

Katie Price 'to release solo single'

Katie Price 'to release solo single'
Tuesday, June 8 2010, 21:25 BST
By Ryan Love

Katie Price has revealed that she is to release her debut solo single next month.

The star made the admission in a post on her Twitter account.

Price tweeted: "I can at last reveal my first solo single is out monday 12 july i love the tune an hope you guys do to xxx (sic)"

No other information about the track was revealed.

The glamour model previously released an album with ex-husband Peter Andre. A Whole New World peaked at number 20 in the UK charts.


NGL, I like her cover of Islands In The Stream


Mayor of London comments on Wizarding World of HP- comes off as a huge douche

With less than two week to go before the Grand Opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park at Univesal Orlando, the Mayor of London is wondering why the park wasn't built in London - a little closer to where the books were originally set.  He wrote a lengthy piece in The Telegraph explaining his reasoning:

Because the fact is that Harry Potter is not American. He is British. Where is Diagon Alley, where they buy wands and stuff? It is in London, and if you want to get into the Ministry of Magic you disappear down a London telephone box. The train for Hogwarts goes from King's Cross, not Grand Central Station, and what is Harry Potter all about? It is about the ritual and intrigue and dorm-feast excitement of a British boarding school of a kind that you just don't find in America. Hogwarts is a place where children occasionally get cross with each other – not "mad" – and where the situation is usually saved by a good old British sense of HUMOUR. WITH A U. RIGHT? NOT HUMOR. GOTTIT?

I know that Thierry and everyone at Warner Bros and Universal will do a magnificent job of making it look and feel authentic and faithful to the stories. But I know somewhere that's even better than Orlando at looking like London – and that is London. I want to know why this Kingdom of Potter is not being built in the UK, and I won't be fobbed off with any nonsense about the weather. They built Eurodisney in the Valley of the Marne, where it is at least as cold and drizzly as it is in London – and it has been a triumphant success.

Hey Boris - we certainly wouldn't complain about a SECOND Harry Potter theme park in London as well!

By the way... we don't think Boris was too serious about the 'more likely to be shot in Orlando' comment.  We think he was joking a bit.


I'm all for the park being in  London and everything but he definitely could have done without the British elitism.  That's just ridiculous.


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Katherine Heigl Submits Self for Emmy, Costar Asks: "For What?"

After the two-hour Grey's Anatomy finale a few weeks ago, we said Emmys should be given to everyone in the cast for that episode. But funny, so far we've only heard of Katherine Heigl submitting her name in the Emmy race for Best Supporting Actress.

You're probably wondering what she submitted her name for, considering she rarely appeared in Grey's this season. And when we ran into Eric Dane over the weekend he was asking the same thing:

Reporters asked Eric what he thought of Katherine putting her name in for Best Supporting Actress. His response: "For what?"

"Um, for Grey's Anatomy," we gently reminded him on the carpet at the 9th Annual Chrysalis Ball, where he was there with his equally good lookin' wife Rebecca Gayheart.

"Oh," Dane said catching himself. "It's great! Fantastic! I love it! Why?"

Call us crazy, but after all the drama and handful of episodes Heigl actually lent her movie star acting chops to, we think TV's golden statue could go to someone a bit more deserving, like McSteamy.

"I don't even know if I've ever submitted myself for an Emmy," Dane tells E! "I really honestly never thought about myself as getting nominated, or have thought about an Emmy at all to be honest with you. I've never given it much thought. But hey, it would be wonderful."

Yeah, yeah, no need to be all politically correct with us mister. We've heard the devilish tales from the Grey's set, and it wasn't comin' from your camp!

As for whether the entire cast will be back next season?

"You know I can honestly say, like I say every year, I really don't know," Dane 'fessed to us. "I really have no idea."



If anyone on that damn show should get an Emmy, it should be Chandra Wilson. Or Sandra Oh.
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Inspired by Iceland: A push for summer travel

Travel to Iceland this summer

Since the initial eruption in Eyjafjallajökull, the world has become an awestricken audience to Iceland’s state of well-being.  While ash loomed over Western Europe and passengers remained stranded across the globe, all eyes looked toward Reykjavik.
Fortunately, only a small percentage of the country has been affected by the ash, but unsurprisingly, Iceland’s visitor numbers have dropped drastically since the event.

Fear without facts has kept visitors at bay, but the reality is that Iceland’s infrastructure is still safely intact. Flights to Iceland are running smoothly, and are expected to stay that way for the foreseeable future.

Furthermore, prices for flights, hotels and car hire are easily on par with other European countries, so visitors won’t face inflated prices due to a low tourism rate. 

Katrín Júlíusdóttir, Minister of Industry of Iceland, beckons travelers and says, “We believe Iceland is a country that can inspire everyone who comes here.  The stunning geography and wonderful scenery, the warmth and kindness of the people, the unique culture and accessibility of Iceland all go towards making our country a great place to visit – we want the world to know that.”

In order to get the word out that Iceland is indeed welcoming travelers with open arms, the Icelandic government created an innovative “Inspired by Iceland” campaign to help kick-start summer tourism.

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It's a good day to be Xtina (and Ryan Murphy, Pixie Lott, Miley and Gaga)

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and because the UK ~isn't relevant~ apparently...

iTunes chart update:
#1 The Netherlands
#1 Luxembourg
#1 Germany
#1 Italy
#1 Spain
#1 UK
#1 New Zealand
#1 Mexico

iTunes USA:

Bionic Deluxe #3 (=)
Bionic STD #5 (+10)
Bionic Deluxe #28 (-3)
Bionic STD #105

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Rihanna in Elle magazine

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On the album art for Rated R: “I wanted pictures that represented strength and fearlessness but still femininity—a strong woman who can be vulnerable. Every woman is made up of vulnerability and strength; no matter what race you are, no matter what you’ve been through in your life. Every woman has that strength that is undeniable, but we also have really big hearts. It’s just us.”
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Destiny's Child will NOT reunite

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Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams’ last album together was called Destiny Fulfilled for a reason: Destiny’s Child is never making another album or performing together again. If you don’t believe me, trust Mathew Knowles, proud father of pop diva Beyoncé and former manager of the most successful girl group ever. Refuting reports from the rumor mill, Knowles says the trio is not getting back together, now or ever.

“Contrary to rumors online of a Destiny’s Child reunion, there are no plans for the group to reunite for a performance or album,” Knowles states in a press release issued today. “The rumors are false. Destiny’s Child made an unprecedented impact in contemporary music, becoming one of the best-selling groups of all time. Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams have each moved on to successful solo careers. The members remain close, but will not reunite as a group.”

What is your favorite Destiny's Child song ONTD?


GaGa attends her sisters graduation!

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UPPER EAST SIDE — Lady Gaga returned to her Upper East Side roots Thursday afternoon to attend her sister's graduation from the Convent of the Sacred Heart, dressed in God knows what.

Wearing a see-through (yes, see-through) lacy pantsuit, broad black hat and black veil, the pop mega star was spotted outside the prestigious all-girls Catholic school she also attended.

She was checking her "Videophone." No word on whether Beyoncé was on the line.

A handful of "Paparazzi" turned up for the ritzy graduation at East 91st Street and Fifth Avenue to snap some photos as security guards whisked Gaga into a waiting black SUV.


Mark Ronson collaborating with Duran Duran

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To his admirers Mark Ronson is the producer with the golden Rolodex, thought of as the mentor who shaped the sound of multi-platinum selling artists like Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen, and who is now going back to his childhood to work with 1980s superstars Duran Duran.

His new album, Record Collection, released under the name Mark Ronson & The Business Intl, will feature Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes and a track with Boy George, as well as hip-hop star Wiley.

However, despite his pedigree and success with two of the UK's biggest female stars, Ronson has confessed that he did not always wear the trousers in the relationships with Allen and Winehouse.

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Thom Yorke: "Industry dying"

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Thom Yorke has revealed that he thinks it's "only a matter of months" till the collapse of the mainstream music business.

In an interview for a new high school textbook called The Rax Active Citizen Toolkit, the Radiohead man claims that the music industry is dying, reports ThisIsLondon.co.uk.

"[It'll be] only a matter of time," Yorke says. "Months rather than years before the music business establishment completely folds."

Advising aspiring musicians not to tie themselves to such a "sinking ship", Yorke adds that despite the fall of the music business, that it will be "no great loss to the world".

The textbook, which is due out on July 1 and is written by Jamie Kelsey, also features interviews with Ms Dynamite and broadcaster Jon Snow, and is aimed at helping 15 and 16 year olds become more politically literate.


Get Ready to See More of This Hot Bitch Because He's Now a Regular

Jesse Williams, aka Dr. Jackson Avery, will scrub in as a full-time Seattle Grace doctor on Grey’s Anatomy next season.

EW’s Michael Ausiello also reports that fellow rookie Sarah Drew, aka Dr. April Kepner, might be promoted to a series regular as well.

“April and Jackson have really been folded into the group,” series creator Shonda Rimes has said. “It’ll depend on what the studio and the network decide to do with those actors, but I fully advocate to have them [stick around].”


I'm glad he's a regular but that chick April...ugh, I HATE THAT BITCH SFM!
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BREAKING NEWS: Leopard vomits all over Will Smith's daughter

Willow Smith played dress-up at the "The Karate Kid" premiere: The 9-year-old actress looked twice her age as she accompanied her family down the red carpet.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's daughter went head-to-toe leopard print in an ensemble that channeled the edgy style of pop superstar Rihanna. She finished off the outfit with knee-high boots, big sunglasses, a chain necklace and a soaring pompadour.

Willow and her parents attended the premiere to support 11-year-old Jaden Smith, who stars in the kid-friendly martial arts film. According to costar Jackie Chan, Jaden shares some things with onscreen character. "Jaden's a good kid, [but] he's always bullied by his sister," Chan confessed to People about the pompadoured petite.
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This is not the first time little Willow has mimicked Rihanna's bold style. Last December, she appeared at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert with a side-swept and partially shaved 'do that mirrored the "Disturbia" singer's coif almost exactly.

Willow isn't the only Hollywood youngster garnering attention with her aged-up looks -- Madonna's daughter Lourdes graced the cover of Europe's Quality Magazine this month. Although she looks beautiful and sophisticated, there's speculation as to whether the 13-year-old knowingly posed for the photo.
Willow, on the other hand, seems to thoroughly own her red carpet makeover -- she even brought out a second look for the party after the premiere.

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Clearly she is a new Hollywood talent, just like her brother. Can't wait til she stars in a remake of Just One of the Guys.

Can PostSecret and Facebook Save a Life?

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A disturbing post on PostSecret yesterday revealed an illegal immigrant pledging to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge – but 20,000 online voices have responded with hope.

PostSecret, a blog that weekly displays anonymously mailed-in secrets on postcards from across the country, has long been known for revealing suicidal secrets, and has set up a phone hotline in response since the blog began in 2004. Yesterday, a postcard read, “I have lived in San Francisco since I was young … I am illegal … I am not wanted here. I don’t belong anywhere. This summer I plan to jump off the Golden Gate.”

Within 24 hours, nearly 20,000 people had signed up for a Facebook group titled “please don’t jump,” which was later linked beneath the secret on the Post Secret blog, linking in thousands of supportive comments.
On the group’s page, sympathetic users posted comments ranging from simply “I want you here” to “If I knew when you’d be at the bridge, I’d drive all the way from Ohio to meet you there, and hold you until you changed your mind.”

While there’s unfortunately no way to know if the card’s writer has seen the overwhelming number of responses on Facebook, one can only hope the community of writers has helped changed at least one person’s mind — perhaps even beyond the person who wrote the card.

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The Facebook Group: "Please Don’t Jump"

Even if it just saves one life: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline/1-800-273-TALK.

Could This Be Our Emma Frost?

Rosamund Pike, the British actress who appeared most recently in Surrogates may be playing Emma Frost, aka the White Queen in next summer's X-Men: First Class, according to a story at Forces of Geek.

According to the site, Pike has been spotted in the offices of X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn's casting director and also seen carrying Emma Frost comic books.

Casting rumors for the film are pouring in with, just earlier today, Michael Fassbender rumored to be in the running for the part of Magneto. With shooting set to begin in just a few months, it shouldn't be long before Fox offers official confirmation.


Some info on Amy's new Mr. Jones

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After three years of tumultuous on-again/off-again marriage, prison, and rehab, Amy Winehouse has finally broken free of her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil. And she has moved on. Her new beau is film writer/director Reg Traviss. And because we’re super concerned for Amy’s well-being, we scrounged up all the information we could find on the bloke. And let us say this is a major upgrade.

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'True Blood's' Natasha Alam sinks her teeth into Playboy

Russian-American model/actress Natasha Alam is joining the cast of "True Blood" for the third season as Yvetta, a new dancer at vampire club Fangtasia and love interest for the vamp owner Eric (Alexander Skarsgard).

And even though she's the July covergirl for Playboy (with an 8-page pictorial inside), Natasha claims that the frequent nudity on the HBO series gave her pause.

"I'd never done nudity. I had to overcome a few things in my head to do it," the former "Bold and the Beautiful" actress tells the magazine.
"[Then] here comes Alexander Skarsgard. He drops his robe, and he's not wearing a sock -- nothing. He's just totally out there, walking around as if nothing's going on. I was like, 'If he can do it, I can do it.'"

She also expresses an appreciation for Eric's right-hand (wo)man, Pam (Kristin Bauer).

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I hate this bitch. She gets to see ASkars in all his glory.
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Time for a chat with Max Weinberg y'all

Keeping the beat for The Boss — and beyond

If you’ve watched American TV in the past 35 years, you know Max Weinberg.

Maybe you are one of the 105 million viewers that saw him perform with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band in 2009 at the most highly rated Super Bowl in history. Or maybe you saw the drummer lead the Max Weinberg 7, Conan O’Brien’s house band during the host’s lengthy late-night run on NBC.

You might not have seen or heard Weinberg, however, if he had decided to stay in school 36 years ago.

Then a young but experienced drummer from Newark, N.J., Weinberg was a college student and making good money in the pit orchestra of “Godspell” who took a risk when he tried out for Springsteen’s band. He got the job in time to record 1975’s “Born To Run” with The Boss.

“I dropped out of college in 1974 to join Bruce and The E Street Band with 21 credits to go,” Weinberg remembered fondly in a phone interview last week.

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Judge calls emergency hearing after Lindsay Lohan's monitoring bracelet alarm goes off

Actress Lindsay Lohan, left, with attorney Shawn Chapman Holley, during hearing in Beverly Hills.

A judge has ordered L.A. prosecutors and Lindsay Lohan’s attorney into court in Beverly Hills Tuesday afternoon amid reports that the court-ordered alcohol-monitoring bracelet alarm went off Sunday evening.

The alarm sounded the night Lohan attended MTV's Movie Awards.

The hearing is scheduled for 3 p.m.

A source told The Times it's unclear why the alarm went off. The device alerts a monitoring company if it is tampered with or the person wearing consumes alcohol. The monitoring company reports to the Los Angeles County Probation Department and the Superior Court judge in Beverly Hills who is handling Lohan's case.

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Better Off Ted: ABC to (maybe) Air Final Two Episodes

A couple weeks ago, ABC officially cancelled the beloved but low-rated sitcom Better Off Ted. Featuring the talents of Jay Harrington, Portia de Rossi, and Andrea Anders, the sitcom received low ratings from the start so the cancellation really wasn’t a surprise.

The network stopped running Better Off Ted in January, leaving two unaired episodes on the shelf. Those installments might just see the light of day next week.

ABC is airing the NBA Finals and the seventh game is scheduled for June 17th. If the winner of the Finals is determined before then and that game isn’t needed, ABC has slotted four repeats of Cougar Town and the final episodes of Better Off Ted — “Swag the Dog” and “It’s My Party and I’ll Lie If I Want To.”

According to Hitfix, the seventh game has only been needed 20% of the time so there’s a good chance that the last episodes of Better Off Ted will air.

If they don’t end up running on the 17th, the network has no immediate plans to reschedule them. There’s a good chance that they’ll pop up sometime during the summer but just not anytime in the next couple weeks.

What do you think? Are you hoping that the seventh game of the NBA Finals isn’t needed? Will you tune in to see the last episodes of Better Off Ted?

Sad, I hate you ABC.