June 9th, 2010


Doctor Who and McLovin Join 'Fright Night'

David Tennant, best known for starring in the BBC series “Doctor Who,” and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are joining the cast of “Fright Night,” DreamWorks’ remake of the cult 1985 film.

Tennant and Mintz-Plasse join Anton Yelchin as Charlie, a teen convinced that his new neighbor (Colin Farrell) is a vampire. Toni Collette is the teen’s disbelieving mom, who falls under the vampire’s spell.

Tennant will play Peter Vincent, a character who in the original movie was played by Roddy McDowall as the host of a late-night horror show. In the remake, he’s a Las Vegas magician whose show revolves around horror-movie imagery. Vincent claims to be a vampire expert, but when the teen turns to him for assistance, he’s less than helpful.

Mintz-Plasse is playing Evil Ed, Yelchin's friend.


Someone wrote a message board on another site that since Marti Noxon (who wrote on "Buffy") wrote the script, it would have been cool to have Sarah Michelle Gellar play herself in lieu of Peter Vincent. Can I wish on an airplane for that version of the movie to happen instead of this one?

That being said, this cast is still fucking amazing, and I'm psyched to see this.

Pretty Little Liars author talks about the books and show

Could Pretty Little Liars be the next Gossip Girl? The new summer show — about a group of high-schoolers mourning the disappearance of their friend when they start receiving mysterious text/IM/etc. messages that seem to be from her — premieres at 8 p.m. ET tonight on ABC Family. With a pilot episode stuffed with scandal (a teacher-student affair, a girl-on-girl kiss) and a pedigree as a popular teen book series, it’s hard not compare it to our beloved GG. But will the show live up to that promise — and to author Sara Shepard’s sexy tomes? Shepard (middle) talked about the scandalous pilot, the real-life inspiration for the seductive English teacher, and, um, school colors at her first meeting with the Liars cast as EW.com listened in. We didn’t have to ask a single question ourselves: Stars (from left) Shay Mitchell, Ashley Benson, Troian Bellisario, and Lucy Hale — who’d all just read the books themselves — peppered Shepard with obsessive questions that came fast, furious, and often in unison:

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS CAST: Have you seen the pilot?
SARAH SHEPARD: I love the pilot. Fans of the books online are like, “They don’t look like the characters!” But they get very stuck with those dolls on the covers. You guys do a really good job of being the characters in all the important ways. The thing with those dolls is I had a different idea myself of the girls in my mind before those dolls showed up on the covers. So if I had to give that idea of them up, fans can get used to you guys. Every one of you I was just like … she’s perfect. You’re not exactly as they’re described in the books, but hopefully readers will get over that. What was so great was that the pilot was so close to the book. Though there will be more episodes than there are books, so it’ll have to go off of them eventually.
PLL: Did ABC Family consult you a lot on the pilot?
SS: I remember they emailed me asking me what the school colors were. I was like, I don’t know! But then it made sense when I saw it, because you guys were in the locker room. They needed colors. I was happy with what they went with [blue and white].

PLL: How much of it is from your own life?
SS: The girls are all different aspects of me, though the stuff that happens to them — no. There are so many little things from my life. That’s why I was squirming. I know an Ezra Fitz [the name of the hot, young English teacher who flirts with Hale's character, Aria]. He was a very good sport about this. He was just a friend, though. I never had a hot English teacher.

PLL: Do you know how far we’ll get in the books in the first season of the show?
SS: The first season is the first four [of eight]. You’ll find out who it is [sending the messages]. I know it’s going to go in different directions than the books. But that’s really fun for me.

PLL: Were you worried they’d have to take all the juicy stuff out to make it safe for TV?
SS: I didn’t need to be! The shoplifting, the girl kiss, the affair with the teacher … they left it all in there.

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Charlie Brooker to marry Konnie Huq: Tell me it's not just me who's genuinely surprised

The most unlikely showbiz wedding? Konnie Huq to marry foul-mouthed Charlie Brooker after whirlwind romance




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She used to present Blue Peter, a kids TV show. And is now doing The X Factor.






Celebrity Oops: A Video Tribute to Falling On Stage

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Let’s face it, if you’re not famous, you probably view those who are with at least a little bit of disdain. They seemingly do absolutely nothing other than sing the occasional song or tell a joke every once in awhile and, just like that, the world is in love with them. If you think about it too hard while developing a fierce case of acne slaving over that fryer for $7.23/hour, it can be enough to send you into a full on rage.

That’s why it’s so satisfying to see a celebrity fuck up. Especially if it’s something that you know beyond a shadow of a doubt would never happen to you, like falling while on stage for example. Oh, celebrities, so careless! Especially these clumsy fools.

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Cheryl Cole is Glamour's Woman of the Year

Cheryl Cole showed she is still on top with an award for Woman of the Year.

The star, 26, scooped the title at the Glamour Women of the Year awards for the 12 months during which she finally ditched footballer husband Ashley Cole.

The One Show host Christine Bleakley, who has been at the centre of a tug-of-war between ITV and the BBC, also cemented her on-screen status with the title of Presenter of the Year.

Pregnant X Factor judge Dannii Minogue won TV Personality of the Year, but was not able to attend the ceremony at Berkeley Square Gardens in Central London.

Secret Diary of a Call Girl star Billie Piper won UK TV Actress of the Year while Florence and the Machine took Band of the Year.

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Cos she's SO worth it.


Weeds Season 6 Teaser Trailer

Watching the season 6 trailer for 'Weeds' makes me remember how much of a serious GIRL-CRUSH I have on Mary-Louise Parker and how much I've missed the show. It seems like years since the season five finale, 'All About My Mom,' but it was just last August. Thank goodness Showtime isn't going to make us wait another year or two for season six. It premieres Aug. 16.

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I want this show to be good again.

Too bad his time will be up by age 21.

Despite his fame, Justin Bieber has found himself getting kicked out of movie theater seat. According to Star Magazine, the 16-year-old pop sensation tried to get into the premium seating at the Showcase Cinema de Lux at Patriot Place in Foxborough, Massachusetts for the showing of "Get Him To the Greek" on Saturday, June 5, but left red-faced.

"Justin was in general admission seating for the 2 P.M. showing of Get Him to the Greek," an observer recalled. "He was with a bodyguard, his manager, Scott Braun, and another person. Justin snuck out of his seat and tried to get into the premium seating. The problem was that it's only for people 21 and over. He was caught red-handed and turned away by the theater manager!"

When he was denied the seating, Justin reportedly complained to the manager, "Chuck E. Cheese sells alcohol and I have no problem getting in there!" However, the manager stayed firm on the seating standard, forcing the "Baby" hitmaker to return to his old seat. Responding to the story, a theater spokesperson said, "We will be happy to invite Mr. Bieber back - when he is of legal age to enjoy our premium seating!"


Danielle Staub Sex Tape -- Graphic Images

TMZ has obtained the first images -- and video clips -- from the Danielle Staub sex tape ... which means you're now faced with a choice ... because you can't unsee this stuff.

As we previously reported, Hustler is all set to distribute the tape, featuring the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star gettin' down with a mystery man.

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Shania Twain is divorced and "radiantly happy"

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Two years after getting her heart broken by her husband's relationship with her best friend, Shania Twain is legally single again – which is not to say she's back on the market.

Even as her divorce from Robert "Mutt" Lange was quietly being finalized in Switzerland, Twain, 44, was looking like a woman in love at the Swiss Red Cross Ball on May 29. Dancing the night away with Frédéric Thiébaud (the other woman's ex-husband), 40, "she was radiantly happy," says a source close to her.

"Her happiness certainly shone through," says her friend Stéphane Lagonico, an ambassador for the Swiss Red Cross, who organized the ball. "They are a great addition to each other's lives."

With the divorce final this week, Twain is moving on with her life. She's prepping to shoot Why Not? With Shania Twain, her series on the Oprah Winfrey Network, amid speculation that American Idol is courting her to be a judge after her successful stint as a mentor this season.

And Thiébaud is firmly at her side through all of it. "Shania and Fred are a couple that fit together," says a friend. Adds the source close to her: "Things are getting really serious with Fred."

I think it's awesome she's dating the other woman's ex-husband.
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Natalie Portman is the new Cinderella

Today Natalie Portman turns 29. And among her many birthday gifts is a pair of Cinderella slippers from Rinaldi’s new collection that Rina Shah has specially designed for the Hollywood star.
Speaking from California, just before she tumbles into bed, Shah points out that she specifically singled out Portman for a gift because, like her, the actress is an active supporter of animal rights who refuses to wear leather in real life or reel, and in 2008 released her own line of ‘vegan’ shoes and accessories.Collapse )

Happy Birthday Natalie! You know I'll be celebrating it big tonight!
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Drama! NJ Housewife Claims Danielle Staub ‘Released Her Own Sex Tape!’

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Danielle Staub has yet to address her sex tape, set to be released this Monday, but one New Jersey housewife has taken to her twitter to say what she has heard – that Danielle is releasing the tape herself!

Jacqueline Laurita tweeted yesterday, “Heard from a VERY reliable source that D released her OWN sex tape. Heard it’s disgusting. Such disregard 4 her kids.I feel horrible 4 them.” Looks like there’s some more drama brewing for Real Housewives of New Jersey!

Danielle and Jacqueline were friends at a time until trouble between Jacqueline’s family and Danielle drove the two apart. Not boding well for Danielle’s possible denial is the fact that she has admitted to wanting to pose for Playboy in the past.

TMZ has the first pics of the tape, showing a scantily clad and naked Danielle wielding a camera and assuming a variety of positions. The male in the video is still unknown.

Danielle is expected to comment for the first time later today.

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Bethenny Frankel Defends Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss

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Following criticism in the press about her weight loss following her pregnancy, “The Real Housewives of New York City” star Bethenny Frankel is battling back – and even weighed herself in the Access Hollywood office.

“Do I think it’s an unrealistic message to be sending? If I gained 80 lbs. and expect to come back, that’s unrealistic. But the truth is I’m healthy before, during and after,” the new mom, who weighed 117 lbs. before her pregnancy and tipped the scales at 122.5 lbs on the Access scale on Thursday, said when asked about dropping her pregnancy weight.

Three weeks removed from giving birth, the reality star had lost 29 of the 35 pounds she gained during her pregnancy.

“The last day I started de-swelling and I pulled up my shirt and I said, ‘It’s not that bad.’ I said, “Jason this is not that bad,’” she explained, recalling her time in the hospital following the birth of daughter Bryn three weeks ago. “I think when I left the hospital, I had probably lost around 25 lbs.”
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FIRST LOOK: Fergie Gets Sexy for Her Debut Scent Outspoken

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You still have to wait a couple months more to get a whiff of Fergie‘s first scent, Outspoken, but in the meantime, she’s releasing some steamy teaser shots from the fragrance’s upcoming ad campaign.

“From my music to my wardrobe, my style is all about speaking up and making a statement,” Fergie says of the scent’s overall concept in a release. “Outspoken definitely turns heads, but it also lets your true personality shine through.” And when it came to the finishing touches, the singer got personal, topping the translucent black bottle with a cap inspired by the luxe decor of her bridal suite for her wedding to Josh Duhamel.

Launching in September 2010, the $28 Avon scent will mix notes of starfruit, tuberose, jasmine, and passion flower with black leather and smoky vetiver.

Tell us: What do you think of Fergie’s hotter-than-hot shots for Outspoken?
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Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Elizabeth Banks, and Rashida Jones join Paul Rudd in Idiot Brother

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Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer and Rashida Jones will star opposite Paul Rudd in "My Idiot Brother," a comedy being directed Jesse Peretz and produced by Anthony Bregman's Likely Story and Big Beach's Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub.

"Brother" centers on an idealist (Rudd) dealing with his over¬bearing mother who crashes at the homes of his three ambitious sisters and brings truth, happiness and a sunny disposition into their lives while also wreaking havoc.

Banks, Deschanel and Mortimer will play the sisters.

Banks is a career-driven single about to get her big break in journalism after spending years writing about accessories at a fashion magazine; Deschanel is a bisexual whose flakiness and lies are getting in the way of moving forward with her caring, responsible girlfriend (Jones); and Mortimer plays a Park Slope mom too worried about having the perfect life and children to notice that her marriage is falling apart.

Evgenia Peretz and David Schisgall wrote the screenplay for the pic, which is slated to go before cameras next month in New York.

I'm interested.
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J-Woww Busts Out Her New Clothing Line Filthy Couture

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At Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards, Jenni “J-Woww” Farley wasn’t shy about showcasing her latest project, clothing line Filthy Couture. The Jersey Shore star stepped onto the red carpet rocking a lacy pink minidress from the new collection, telling PEOPLE of the revealing plunge-front look, “The dress has a thousand Swarovski crystals.”

The style even prompted co-star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, who was moonlighting as a red carpet correspondent for the event, to comment on-camera: “Your boobs look phenomenal tonight.”

Farley describes her personal style as “sexy gothic,” a look that will anchor Filthy Couture, which is set to debut this July on the heels of her line of made-to-order tops. “I’m more like rocker-edgy, but very sexy,” she said. “Definitely all my dresses and bathing suits and my jeans and shirts will be like that.”

And is there such thing as too risqué for the 21-year-old “guidette”? Said J-Woww, “I keep it sexy classy. I won’t go to porn star sexy. I won’t go that far.” For more info on Filthy Couture, visit jwoww.com.

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Cast of White Collar @ the Paley Center in NY

White Collar Comes Clean at the Paley Center in New York

USA Network's White Collar was at the Paley Center in New York on June 8th for a panel. On the panel was Matt Boner Bomer (Neal Caffrey), Jonesy Tim DeKay (Peter Burke), Willie Garson (Mozzie), Marsha Thomason (Diana ♥), Sharif Atkin (Jones), and Jeff King (co-executive producer).

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Countess LuAnn Says ‘Tons of Drama At The Housewives Reunion!’

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Calling all RHONY fans! We ran into Countess LuAnn de Lesseps at the annual Fred and Adele Astaire Awards on June 7, and we got to talk all about the DRAMA!

It turns out the Real Housewives of New York reunion, which airs this Thursday, June 10, was incredibly intense!

“It was nine hours of hot lights, hot topics and a lot of foot stomping,” says Sonja Morgan on the recent taping of the reunion. “A little bit of humble pie was eaten, too.”

While she didn’t exactly say it, we’re sure it was Kelly Bensimon who had the taste!

After the incredibly erratic behavior from Kelly in the last few episodes, we’re definitely curious to know what’s going to happen in the new season.

“You know we see each other occasionally,” says LuAnn of Kelly. “She’s fine, though.”

But LuAnn admits you definitely need to keep your eyes on the couch during this reunion! “The alliances have shifted a lot this season,” she says. “The girls will be sitting on different sides of the couch than they were last season. There’s a lot of storming off the set … but it’s not me.”

LuAnn also talked to us about her new song, Money Can’t Buy You Class, which has hit number six on iTunes. “I’m really excited because I did this out of a passion,” she says. “I love to sing.”


This is a Marvel post.

Rosamund Pike Up for 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.

Possible Title for the Fantastic Four Reboot

In September of 2009, it was revealed that 20th Century Fox has started developing a reboot of the "Fantastic Four" movie franchise. Akiva Goldsman was hired to produce and Michael Green (upcoming Green Lantern) would write the script.

Now comes word from Ain't It Cool News that the title for the reboot may be Fantastic Four Reborn. A quick look at the WHOIS database of registered domain names reveals that 20th Century Fox has indeed registered FantasticFourReborn.com (it doesn't go anywhere yet).

Studios often register multiple domain names for each property to make sure they get what they want, but this is certainly an indicator that it is a title they are considering.

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Doctor Who: 20 non-spoilery facts about The Lodger

1. The first line is very funny
2. A guest character from last week’s episode shows up a few times
3. There’s the first gay allusion this series (sort of)
4. The Doctor has more interesting adventures with food and drink
5. Matt Smith fans will be freeze-framing one particular revealing moment
6. A can of beer is opened at an important moment
7. The Doctor commits an act of physical violence, sort of…
8. A certain face shows up for the fourth time this series; another for a third; and others for a second time
9. There’s lots of witty dialogue
10. A regal couple put in an appearance
11. Amy discovers something
12. One of the most uttered phrases of series five comes up again
13. It’s the most unusual ever episode of Doctor Who Confidential!
14. It’s back
15. Someone says the G-word
16. There’s a monster’s hand in a drawer
17. The psychic paper serves several purposes
18. It’s rather a sweet love story and James Corden is actually quite likeable
19. Someone says, “I love you”
20. The Doctor is helped by some feline intuition


Doctor Who airs at 18:45, Saturday 12 June, BBC One
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Make Up Your Own Dumb JustJared Headline, Folks

Jessica Biel lends her star power in support of celeb hairstylist Mark Townsend’s new online beauty destination MARKTBeauty.com held at The Penthouse of the NYC’s Smyth Hotel Tribeca on Tuesday night (June 8).

The 28-year-old actress dropped by but didn’t stay very long — she rushed home to see boyfriend Justin Timberlake, who just came back from a week-long trip in Hawaii. She did wear Oscar de la Renta — the emerald silk taffeta ruffle blouse and lapis multi tweed pleated embroidered skirt.

Glee’s Lea Michele wore a sexy Giambattista Valli dress, revealing a black lace bra. When asked by if her bra provided enough lift, she joked to Just Jared, “Well, there’s not much to hold up anyway!”

Also in the house: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

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Christina Aguilera's full interview of On The Record With Fuse + Sirius FM Radio photos

She talks about being bullied as a child, her father, how important it is for her to provide safety for Max, the Madonna homage in Not Myself Tonight, Bionic, Burlesque, etc.

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Bionic is a solid album (minus a few songs) but the look for this era is a mess and she's releasing all the wrong singles. :/


ETA: The girl who took the video of Christina allegedly throwing gum at a fan has responded to some of Perez's nasty comments via Twitter. Thanks to rakugaking for the heads up. (:

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Portal 2 Delayed To 2011, But Valve Has A Good Reason

Originally slated for release sometime before Christmas 2010, Valve and Aperture Laboratories LLC have decided to push the release back into 2011, because "making games is hard." No, really.

The news comes in the form of a press release titled, "VALVE ANNOUNCES MAKING GAMES IS HARD." That seems fair enough. I mean, I can't do it, and I've tried really, really hard.

According to Aperture, the delay comes after an exhaustive ethics-review-panel-supervised release date restructuring process, indicating the follow-up to the "ground-breaking title that earned over 30 Game of the Year awards despite missing its original ship date" would not be ready in time.

Worry not, Portal fans. The combined companies assure us that the delay is safe, that "all life on earth won't instantaneously stop as every molecule in your body explodes at the speed of light, which is what would happen should a rip ever appear in the fabric of Valve Time," and that this will make the game even better, "missing an historic opportunity to create the first product delay press release to mention that a product is being delayed to make it worse."

This is also not the Portal 2-themed surprise planned for E3 2010. Just a regular old surprise.


MORTAL KOMBAT is back!? ...maybe not.

A highly suspect, but extremely well produced video was uploaded to YouTube, under the account MortalKombatRebirth, yesterday featuring several Mortal Kombat characters in a live-action scripted scene. Questions are abound as there are absolutely no studio credits at the end or beginning of the video. WB Games has been producing cinema quality "viral" videos to promote their games, namely F.E.A.R. 3. Could this be a similar promotional video for Mortal Kombat 9?

Caution: Gory Scenes ahead. (Yahhhhhh!!)

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MortalKombatRebirth >>>> iamamiwhoami?!

My Morning Jacket: 5 nights - 5 albums - Terminal 5 NYC

New York City’s Terminal 5 will be presenting a historic five night run of shows in which My Morning Jacket will perform one of their full-length albums in its entirety each night, along with additional songs and covers from each album’s time period. The stint will kick off on Monday, October 18th, with a performance of the 1999 debut The Tennessee Fire, and will be followed chronologically by their next four full length albums, ending with 2008’s Evil Urges. on Saturday, October 23rd.

10/18 – Terminal 5 – New York City, NY – The Tennessee Fire
10/19 – Terminal 5 – New York City, NY – At Dawn
10/21 – Terminal 5 – New York City, NY – It Still Moves
10/22 – Terminal 5 – New York City, NY – Z
10/23 – Terminal 5 – New York City, NY – Evil Urges and beyond!

Tickets for the shows go on pre-sale on June 14th, with 5-show ticket packages available to fans. The individual shows will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 18th. For ticket and show information, click here.


all the epic shit goes down in NYC, fml.

Cause of Avenged Sevenfold Drummer's Death Revealed

Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan died on December 28, 2009 from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs and alcohol, Orange County Deputy Coroner Mitchell Sigal told Rolling Stone. Toxicology reports indicate that Sullivan suffered "acute polydrug intoxication due to combined effects of Oxycodone, Oxymorphone, Diazepam/Nordiazepam and ethanol."

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The Top 20 Actresses Under 30

We’ve been running this list for six years now – originally it was top ten under 25, a definition we realised was too narrow as our favourite stars got older. Funnily enough this year the youngsters are back in force – only three of our top ten, and one of the top five, are over 25.

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Alright, who's is missing tho? And who (obviously) shouldn't be on this list if we're serious.

AMC's Rubicon Poster

Will AMC make it three for three? The cabler that brought you back-to-back masterpieces Mad Men and Breaking Bad will try to extend its streak with the conspiracy thriller Rubicon. The drama — starring The Pacific‘s James Badge Dale — doesn’t officially premiere until Aug. 1, but AMC is offering viewers a sneak peek at the one-hour pilot this Sunday immediately following the season 3 finale of Breaking Bad.

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Stars vs. Stalkers

It's not all fame and fortune for Hollywood's hottest celebs.

In recent years Sandra Bullock, Paula Abdul, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Garner and Erin Andrews have had to deal with unwanted attention of a different sort, from overzealous fans.

Keira Knightley, for instance, has had six—yes, six—alleged stalkers. And this week, Dancing With Stars alum Shawn Johnson will see whether the man accused of stalking her, a man who insists he's insane, will wind up institutionalized.

So how do the stars fight back?

After years of having experts suggest stars try to ignore the threatening behavior, an E! News investigation has learned that celebrities are increasingly taking a more proactive approach to dealing with stalkers.

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Andy Whitfield recoves from cancer & ready to work on Spartacus again

Spartacus star Andy Whitfield has been given a clean bill of health and is already training for his return to the set of the Starz drama series. “I’m raring to go,” Whitfiled said in a phone interview from New Zealand. Fans will be able to meet the actor at next month's Comic Con where Whitfield will make an appearance along with other actors and producers from Starz's breakout series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

Welsh-born Whitfield was diagnosed with treatable Stage 1 non-Hodgkin lymphoma in early March during a routine checkup just as the show was about to start shooting Season 2. He began treatment immediately while production was put on hold. About five weeks ago, tests revealed that Whitfield was clear of cancer and three weeks ago, he completed his treatment. Whitfield, who thanked Starz executives for sticking with him and supporting him through his ordeal, has already started his own training for what is a very physically demanding role and will start vigorous boot camp training at the end of July.

While Whitfield was undergoing treatment, Starz announced a six-episode Spartacus prequel focused on two other characters from the series, played by Lucy Lawless and John Hannah. Whitfield will appear in two of the episodes and is expected to get in front of the camera sometime in October, giving him plenty of time to get in shape. (He notes that for the first season, he only had a month to prepare.) Upon wrapping the prequel, the cast and crew are expected to segue directly into filming Season 2 of the original series. Whitfield shaved his head after starting to lose his hair during chemo but it is already growing back and he will have his trademark Spartacus hairdo shortly. For 35-year-old Whitfield, the news of his cancer diagnosis came out of the blue just as the first season of Spartacus was breaking ratings records for Starz week after week and production on Season 2 was about to begin.

“After the initial shock – I was a healthy young man and had no idea that this could happen -- it was frustrating that the first season was ending on such a high note and we could’ve been rolling into season 2." But after that initial shock came “time to heal, figure things out and spend time with my family,” he said. And the experience has thought him some important lessons, like: “Stay in the now and enjoy every moment.”

EDIT: I apologize about the duplicate entry. But there are quite a few people that aren't aware of this story (judging from the comments since this was posted). And it's good news-- we can't ever have too much good news. Thanks for your understanding.


DOGTOOTH trailer

The last time we saw footage from Dogtooth, the Greek film by Yorgos Lanthimos that was a sensation at festivals last year, it was a NSFW foreign trailer. Now there’s a domestic trailer to advertise this story of extreme family disfunction. Amazingly, it actually makes the film look more insane than the explicit clip did.

To recap, the story takes place in the home of a married couple and their three adult children. We learn that the kids have never been outside, and that their parents have indoctrinated them into a weird, infantile and self-contained world where all references to things outside the house are twisted and words have whatever meaning the parents want.

The first minute of this trailer gets that idea across very handily. In fact, the whole set of crazy ideas that form the structure for this film are very much communicated by the trailer. This is a great display of editing. Generated quite a nice queasy feeling. If Splice wasn’t uncomfortable enough for you, keep an eye out for Dogtooth.

While I wouldn’t say this trailer is NSFW, it is definitely on the confrontational side. So if you’re viewing somewhere where content might be an issue, best save it for later.

A hyper-stylized mixture of physical violence and verbal comedy, DOGTOOTH is a darkly funny look at three teenagers confined to their parents’ isolated country estate and kept under strict rule and regimen – an inscrutable scenario that suggests a warped experiment in social conditioning and control. Terrorized into submission by their father, the children spend their days devising their own games and learning an invented vocabulary (a salt shaker is a ‘telephone,’ an armchair is ‘the sea’) – until a trusted outsider, brought in to satisfy the son’s libidinal urges, plants the seeds of rebellion by trading VHS tapes for sexual favors.


this looks insane...like..truly insane

Tila Tequila's suicide hoax

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Tila Tequila sent fans and police into a flurry after posting hoax comments and a bloody video on Twitter claiming she was attempting suicide.

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According to Los Angeles Weekly “numerous” 911 calls regarding Tila’s Tweets forced the North Hollywood Police division to do a “welfare check” on Tequila.

Tila Tequila attacked by alter ego VIDEO

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Professor Marc Lamont Hill Responds to Slim Thug's “Opinion” On Black Women

It seems that Slim Thug rubbed more than Black women the wrong way with the controversial statements that he made in a recent interview with VIBE magazine.

As previously reported, Slim Thug was quoted stating that Black women needed to lower their standard in an effort to become more “down” for their men. It seems that Professor Marc Lamont Hill decided to respond and defend the seeming attack on Black women, by penning a letter to Slim Thug.

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shocker: donnie klang no longer w/ bad boy records

Remember white boy Donnie from Making The Band 4 back in ’07, who signed a solo deal with Bad Boy??? Yeah, we know it’s hard to remember him since he never blew up, but he released a statement to Billboard Magazine recently stating that he has parted ways with Diddy and Bad Boy.

Former ‘Making the Band’ contestant, Donnie Klang, has announced his split from Bad Boy Entertainment exclusively to Billboard. The [Pop] and R&B singer released one solo album on the label in 2008 and is now working on singles through Eight72 Entertainment, an independent label. Klang said he learned a lot about “the business side of things, not just music,” from Bad Boy and its CEO Sean “Diddy” Combs, but added that, “it’s tough being on a label where the president of the label is also an artist.

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Big Boi ft. Andre 3000-Looking for ya!!! But it wont be on his album :(

Big Boi Explains Why Andre 3000 Will Not Appear on Sir Luscious Left Foot

This morning, the final track list for Big Boi's long-delayed debut solo album Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty hit the internet. Conspicuously missing were any songs featuring André 3000, the other half of OutKast. Weird. Big Boi has played us four different incarnations of Sir Luscious since 2008, and collaborations with André were always part of the running order. That's no longer the case, and it turns out it's because of music industry tomfoolery: Big Boi was initially slated to release Sir Luscious via Jive Records, but none of the proposed singles would stick at radio, the album never came out, and eventually the label released Big Boi from his contract. He then went and signed a solo deal at Def Jam, who are releasing the album on July 6th, 2010. Yet OutKast, as a group, remains signed to Jive. In other words—it's complicated. We got Big Boi on the horn from Atlanta to break down what's going on. (Jive Records declined to comment.) —WILL WELCH

This morning, the tracklist for the final version of Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty hit the internet, and none of the songs you've recorded with Dré are on there. No "Royal Flush," and no "Lookin For Ya." What gives?

Well, basically it boils down to Jive Records. That's how they do it. Jive Records told me my album is a piece of art, and they didn't know what to do with it. So I moved it over to Def Jam. And now Jive is trying to block Dré from being on my record. We can't be on songs together now.

So because OutKast as a group is signed to Jive, they're able to legally block the two of you from working together?

Au contraire! They cannot block it. Au contraire. Either they're going to do it the right way, or they're going to do it my way. How you wanna do it? The fans thirst will be quenched. You know, I'm no stranger to that internet, baby. So you already know what time it is. The thirst of the fans will be quenched.

"Royal Flush" with Dré and Raekwon has been out since 2008, but you're saying we will be hearing "Lookin For Ya" [with André] even though it's not on the album?

I guarantee it.


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Kelis' new video for ‘4TH OF JULY’ will premiere worldwide next Wednesday June 16th on VEVO & YouTube. Until then, check out a few photo sneak peeks from the video!

And don’t forget to tune in Friday the 18th to see her perform ‘4th Of July’ for the first time on North American TV on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno! (check local listings for details).

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Get excited y'all! Song of the summer, right here. Suck it, everybody else. And really, wouldn't you rather listen to 4th of July on the radio than fucking California Gurls? 
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Shia LaBeouf goes a little crazy, steals paparazzo's camera

Shia LaBeouf steals photographer's Camera, Police Force Him To Return It

Shia doesnt mess around no mo….according to X17:

"An X17 photographer was just a victim of Shia LaBeouf’s wild temper as the Transformers star came to our snapper’s car outside the actor’s Hollywood Hills home and snatched some camera equipment out of the vehicle! Shia then ran back into his home and appeared to have no intention of returning the $3000 camera lenses. Further, LaBeouf then called the police to complain about the photographer.

Well, that backfired — The cop made the actor return the equipment and we’re told the brazen actor then walked away with his tail between his legs …

A policeman is still inside Shia’s house right now — more details and VIDEO coming!

edit: you can watch the video here; it's not embedding correctly. (ty sashaj22 )

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Ralph Macchio Reveals 'Mixed Feelings' About 'Karate Kid' Remake

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"Wax on, wax off" is now "Jacket on, jacket off," and the original star of " The Karate Kid ," Ralph Macchio , wasn't so sure the reboot -- starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan -- was a good idea.

"It's like mixed feelings. At first, I felt old. Number one, you feel old when they start remaking your stuff," Ralph, 48, told Access Hollywood at " The Karate Kid " premiere on Monday night in LA.

" Once I got past the fact that there's a whole new generation, it was more about, 'OK, you can retell this story because it's a beautiful story,'" the actor, who played Daniel Larusso in the original three films, continued. "It's a testament to the legacy that we created that we didn't even know we were creating. I don't look at it as the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. It's not the passing of the torch as much as it is the celebration of a great story."

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Lindsay Lohan relaxed poolside while her bench warrant was issued

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Maybe tanning is her new coping mechanism? While a judge issued a bench warrant for her arrest on Tuesday, Lindsay Lohan looked worry-free as she lounged poolside in Hollywood. RadarOnline.com has the exclusive photos of her shockingly relaxing afternoon.
The Mean Girls star, 23, smiled as she relaxed in a sexy, black one-piece swimsuit that accentuated her long legs, cleavage, and SCRAM bracelet. With a friend and little sister Ali nearby, Lindsay unwound while reading what looked to be a script.

Meanwhile, Judge Marshal Revel issued a warrant for Lohan and set bail at $200,000 after the actress' SCRAM bracelet went off following the MTV Movie Awards, which Lohan attended.

According to her attorney, the bracelet "indicated the presence of a small amount of alcohol on Sunday night."

On Tuesday night, Lohan posted ten percent of the bail as required by law, which spared her from time behind bars. She told RadarOnline.com exclusively: "I'm well, working to get proof that I did not tamper with the bracelet or drink” and that "these accusations are completely false."

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Elvis Presley once serenaded a naked Tom Jones

Elvis Presley barged into Tom Jones’ shower as he couldn’t wait singing a song to him he just heard and thought was the right song for Jones.

The Welsh crooner, 70, reveals to Absolute Radio DJ Geoff Lloyd that the King of Pop with whom he has been good friends till his demise in 1977 that one dayElvis heard a new song and became too eager to sing the song to him. The moment he was off stage, Elvis hounded him but he stove him off saying he needs to take the shower first. Elvis, however, wasn’t ready to wait till that. So he planned to serenade the Jones when he was in the shower.

Tom revealed: “He came with a song one time that he’d heard and he felt it would be a good song for me, and so he couldn’t wait for me to… I came off the stage and I said ‘Elvis, hang on I’ve got to get in the shower.’

“So, I’m in the shower and I hear him singing. I thought I was going mad but I looked up and he was leaning over the shower door singing this song to me.”

Lloyd was not the one to miss a cue, however, and asked Jones if he had seen his friend nude.

“Partly, yes, because he was using the bathroom when came into my…” was the reply of Jones.

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Here's your daily dose of victim-blaming

Kristen Stewart Under Attack By Creepy Stalker

Kristen Stewart may feel that the paparazzi are like "rapists," but she doesn't seem too bothered by the fact that she is getting stalked by a creep.

The Chicago Sun Times (via Celebslam) reports that Kristen is being stalked by a nut job who sends her disturbing letters and shows up at events she attends. However, the real problem appears to be that Kristen isn't talking her stalker too seriously:

She insists that no crazy 'will keep me from living my own life [...] But this isn't like the paparazzi -- who Kristen understandably hates because they are so intrusive. These people can be dangerous.

Indeed stalkers and overly obsessed fans can be very dangerous and Kristen's friends and family are reportedly worried sick that she isn't being more careful around her stalker.

On the one hand, you can understand how Kristen would want to live her life and show her stalker that she isn't intimidated by their nutty antics. Then again, stalkers sometimes cause damage to the famous person they are stalking.

Hopefully Kristen, who is notoriously private, will play it safe.


Fuck this article. Not letting a stalker keep her from living her life isn't the same as not being bothered by it. I hope my bb's okay :/
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Stars have aligned!

Elevator Fight is going on a mini tour starting Friday! The dates and details:
With the Donnas & more 6/11 at the TLA in Philly
With the Donnas & more 6/12 at the Agora Theatre in Cleveland
With the Donnas 6/13 at the Double Door in Chicago
HEADLINING 6/15 at the Delancey in NYC!
The Donnas have two California shows in August so perhaps those of you in Cali will get lucky!
Buy tickets online here for the Donnas shows & here for the Delancey.
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How You Can Save Good Movies This Weekend

You may not like Splice. I'm not sure how that's possible if you're reading a site called CHUD.com and you've been coming here for any amount of time, but it's possible that Vincenzo Natali's Splice may not completely work for you. It's not a perfect film. It's not the next great thing. It's not going to redefine the way you look at movies.

But it's damn good, and even if you find that you don't like it, I guarantee you're going to at least be able to admit that it's interesting and it's unique and it's pretty incredible that a studio like Warner Bros gave it a major release.

And that's why you have to go see it this weekend. This is one bad summer, and it's just going to keep getting worse. There are reasons for it, including fallout from the writer's strike, but the reality is that summer 2010 is the end result of box office returns from previous years. The fact that people have flocked to so many terrible movies over the last few years, and in such record numbers, has emboldened Hollywood to try even less.

So now it's time to embolden them to try a little more. Splice wasn't made by Warner Bros, but rather picked up by the studio after Sundance. I doubt a movie as weird and quirky and, frankly sick as Splice would ever get through the corporate development system, but what's important is that the movie is finally coming. And it's coming to a theater near you. All too often I see people in the comments and the message board say they would love to go see an interesting, artful and unique film in theaters, but it's not playing in their area.

Splice is playing in your area. It's a wide release, which means that all but the most remote of you should have little problem finding a theater playing it. Make a trip out of it with your friends, plan dinner and drinks around it. Just get out there and support it with your money.

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The Strokes play first gig in four years at intimate London show

The Strokes played their first gig since October 2006 tonight (June 9), performing a secret show under the alias Venison at London's Dingwalls venue.

They played a 18-song set featuring songs from their three studio albums but no new material in the Camden venue, which holds just short of 500 people.

The returning New York five-piece had flown into the UK capital to prepare for headline slots at the Isle Of Wight Festival on Saturday and RockNess on Sunday. They announced this gig yesterday with the show selling out almost instantly last night.

At 9:30pm (BST) they arrived on stage to enormous cheers and began their set with 'New York City Cops', one of the many songs from their 2001 debut album 'This Is It' they played at the show. They followed with two more songs from the album, 'The Modern Age' and 'Hard To Explain'.

Frontman Julian Casablancas sported sunglasses and a studded leather jacket throughout the set, while guitarist Nick Valensi wore a garish orange jacket with a tiger design. Guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. had grown his hair since recently shaving it and wore a smart suit jacket.

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Ashlee Simpson celebrates Pete's bday!

Pete Wentz celebrated his 31st birthday last night at his LA bar Angels and Kings with wife Ashlee Simpson by his side. Unlike the Fall Out Boy frontman’s raucous Las Vegas bash last year – which resulted in Pete getting into an altercation with a photographer - this year’s party was decidedly tame.
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In fact, with pinatas and Tootsie Rolls decorating the velvet-draped restaurant it looked fit for a children’s party.

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Ashlee, who is no longer shooting Melrose Place, has said she is now taking a break to spend time with her son and work on producing her fourth studio album.

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drake whines even more about riri hitting it and quitting it. 

Love stinks. Drake tells New York Times scribe, Jon Caramanica that he was used as Rihanna’s pawn. Checkmate.

And on “Fireworks” there’s a verse about Rihanna, who asked him last year to write a song for her new album; the two soon began seeing each other regularly, though they never publicly confirmed their brief relationship.

“I was a pawn,” Drake said. The song he wrote for her never got released. “You know what she was doing to me? She was doing exactly what I’ve done to so many women throughout my life, which is show them quality time, then disappear,” he said. “I was like, wow, this feels terrible.”

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willow smith to release an album

Jada Pinkett covers the new issue of Ambassador Magazine, a midwest publication out of Detroit.  Inside she reveals that she has taken a break from music to help her daughter Willow pursue her music career:

I had always been too afraid to venture into music, but I decided when I was about 30 to just go for it.I started a metal band called Wicked Wisdom. I toured and I loved it. But soon after, my kids’ careers started taking off, so I sacrificed it. I am pleased to say my daughter, Willow, will be putting out an album soon and I look forward to enjoying music through her creations. I am excited about that, and she’s pretty awesome. She will be better at it then I ever could be anyway!

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What does Lady Gaga wear to a restaurant opening?

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Last night Lady Gaga showed up—heroically, despite her borderline lupus!—to the opening of Hudson Hall, the new restaurant at the Hudson Hotel in New York. What does the Queen of Pop and Weirdness wear to Dinner? Surprisingly a down-to-earth ensemble! I guess, her bubble dress would be maybe unwieldy. That's also probably why she didn't wear any pants. [She should watch this State sketch.]
Ms. Gaga wore a leather jacket, fishnets, a Crips Blue bandana and foundation, lots of it.

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Christina Aguilera tapes The Early Show this morning!

Christina Aguilera raises the roof during a performance for the CBS Early Show in New York City on Wednesday (June 9).

The 29-year-old songstress recently talked about the abuse her mother Shelly suffered at the hands of her father.

“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 shared with VH1. “He was getting more physical with me, the older I got, and my mom said enough was enough.”

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David Bowie e-mailed me in the early hours with a brief report from Jeff Beck's gig at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York to commemorate what would have been Les Paul's 95th Birthday. Here's what he had to say...


Just got back from seeing Jeff Beck at the Iridium Club in New York (tribute night to Les Paul) with Imelda May doing all the Mary Ford vocals on songs such as How High The Moon...classic stuff. They also did a blinding version of The Shangri-Las' Remember (Walkin' In The Sand) as a bonus.

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Eliza Dushku at last night's Celtics game

Dollhouse honey Eliza Dushku and boyfriend Rick Fox watched the Green fall to the Lakers 91-84 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals last night. The Boston born diva is a big Celtics supporter and didn't care who saw that she was proudly wearing green, even if her Fox was rooting for the opposing team.

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What Stan Lee Thinks Of Donald Glover's 'Spider-Man' Casting Campaign

As anyone who follows me on Twitter learned yesterday, I was a bit shocked to receive an unexpected phone call this week from the great Stan Lee, legendary co-creator of Spider-Man, The X-Men and countless other iconic characters.

But what could Stan "The Man" Lee want to talk to me about? Well, it turns out he's well aware of the big debate surrounding one of his most popular creations, Spider-Man, and wanted to offer his thoughts on "Community" actor Donald Glover's campaign to be cast as the new Peter Parker in Sony's reboot of the film franchise.

Just in case you haven't been following along at home, the issue centers around the question of whether Glover — or any other African-American actor, for that matter — should be considered for the role of Peter Parker. So, who better to speak to the issue than the co-creator of Spider-Man himself?

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Jennifer Love Hewitt Fighting For 'Wonder Woman' Role

Jennifer Love Hewitt is fighting hard to land the title role in the upcoming Wonder Woman film.

Hollywood stars Megan Fox, Eliza Dushku, Sandra Bullock and Beyonce Knowles all have been rumored to be of interest to studio heads. But Hewitt is determined to bring the role Lynda Carter made famous to the big screen.

She says, "I'm fighting so hard. I think Warner Bros. is getting ready to make Wonder Woman and I really want to play Wonder Woman. I am obsessed with Wonder Woman."

Joss Whedon was originally tied to the project but he stepped away from the project in 2007.

"I in no way want this to be a slam on Warner Bros., but the fact of the matter is, it was a waste of my time. We never [wanted] to make the same movie; none of us knew that," Whedon told Entertainment Weekly.

Who do you think would make a good Wonder Woman?

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Lara Stone new face of Calvin Klein

As model Lara is unveiled as the exclusive face of Calvin Klein..is she the new Kate Moss?

It was the campaign that made Kate Moss a household name. And 17 years later, Lara Stone has followed in her footsteps to become the exclusive face of Calvin Klein. With sultry poses and the same androgynous style, the Dutch model could almost be mistaken for Kate, who attracted attention in the 1993 ad for her waif-like frame, a look which made her the poster girl for 'heroin chic.'

Refreshingly, recent decades has seen the label sign curvier models including Christy Turlington and Scarlett Johansson, with 'voluptuous' Stone (she's a UK size eight) now the new face for the brand's three fashion lines, Calvin Klein Collection, ck Calvin Klein, and Calvin Klein Jeans.

But while Calvin Klein told The Telegraph Kate was 'difficult to work with', Lara, 26, is proving to be a hit after models.com ranked her the world's number one fashion model. The newlywed, who recently married Little Britain star David Walliams, is clearly to be going from strength to strength as she wins favour among the industry's elite. Calvin Klein's creative director told WWD: 'For me, Lara was the perfect choice for the new campaign because she is a woman who epitomizes confidence and sensuality.'

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Source: Madonna and "Jealous" Gwyneth Paltrow Had "Falling Out"

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Women at war!

A source close to Madonna, 51, and Gwyneth Paltrow, 37, tells Us Weekly the dear pals, BFFs since 1999, are dunzo.

"They don't speak," says the insider. "I can't tell you exactly why they had the falling out, but Gwyneth can be jealous and competitive."

Although Madonna's rep denies the "breakup," the source says things went downhill slowly for the duo after Madonna split from Guy Ritchie in 2008, leaving "Gwyneth and Madonna with less in common."
(Paltrow's been wed to U.K.-born singer Chris Martin since 2003.)

And to be sure, both women have a history of bagging their besties: Madge fell out with Sandra Bernhard around 1991; Paltrow cut ties with Winona Ryder in 1998.

In fact, Paltrow (who once called the singer "like an older sister") hinted at a new feud in May's British Vogue: "I'm having a situation right now with a friend where I'm feeling pretty angry."

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Todd Bridges on Gary Coleman's deathbed photos: 'It's absolutely horrible'

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A photograph of Gary Coleman while he lay on his deathbed has been purchased and placed on the cover of the new Globe magazine, on stands Friday, and we're with Gary's "Diff'rent Strokes" co-star Todd Bridges as he sees the image for the first time.

"It's horrible. It's absolutely horrible," says Todd to our own Kevin Frazier. "And I hope that whoever is responsible for this, and the people that are involved in this, people that are in the pictures, I hope they burn in hell."

The cover photo shows Gary's ex-wife Shannon Price posing next to him, his eyes closed, head bandaged, a breathing tube in his mouth. Two separate deathbed photos appear in the magazine, allegedly taken just before the plug was pulled, or right after.

"Doesn't matter," responds Todd. "You shouldn't have been taking pictures -- period -- of him in that situation. By doing something like that, you're disgusting. You have joined the leagues of as many sick people in the world that do sick things. … Having your face in those photos, with someone who is in that position, and with someone you say you love, obviously you don't love them, because why would you do that? Why would you allow yourself to be put in there and then you say you're not profiting from it? Well, somebody's getting that blood money. Somebody's getting it."

In a statement to ET, Shannon's rep says, "Shannon is very hurt by the pictures getting out there."

"Gary would've thrown those camera people out of his room," says Todd. "If Gary had been conscious at that point he would've taken those tubes out and said, 'Get the heck out of my room,' and thrown them out."

Asked who he thinks are behind the leaked photos, Todd replies, "Her face is in the photo but she doesn't know anything about the photos? You know who took the darn pic. How are you going to sit there and lie?"


50 Cent, Floyd Mayweather Talk Eminem, Weight Loss

'I was pissy,' rapper says, describing being on a liquid diet to lose weight for role in 'Things Fall Apart.'

During the run of his Invitation Tour, 50 Cent has been bringing out guests from E-40 to Carmelo Anthony. One guy who almost became a surprise for the fans was his good friend Eminem. Slim Shady, however, had to spend time with his family.

"He wanted to come to my performance in Detroit. He was on baby watch," 50 said last weekend in Los Angeles, when he was backstage at the House of Blues with another one of his onstage guests, boxer Floyd "Money" Mayweather. "He was like, 'Yo, I wanna come out there, but I gotta stay. Hailie and them looking at me now.' He had to get off the phone, they was like, 'We have to go.' We talked for a little bit -- he was trying to figure when he could expect [my] next record. He was like, 'Do like I make my records, like Dre makes his records. [Put it out] when you feel happy with it 100 percent.' "

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Lady Gaga's 'Alejandro' Director Defends Video's Religious Symbolism

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In the 24 hours since it was first released, Lady Gaga's epic "Alejandro" video has already succeeded in kicking up a cloud of controversy over its use of religious symbolism in several key scenes — scenes that some believe go too far.

Gaga, who was raised Catholic, has never been one to shy away from exploring the topic of religion in her work, but with "Alejandro," she seems to have pushed things to the limit. In the video, she and director Steven Klein combine Catholic imagery with sexual themes like S&M and androgyny. In one scene, LG wears a latex version of a nun's robe, and in another, she sucks on rosary beads. Already, the clip has drawn complaints from the Catholic League and, somewhat surprisingly, Katy Perry, who wrote on her Twitter account Tuesday: "Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke."

In fact, "Alejandro" seems to have created such a controversy that, hours after speaking with Klein about the video's meaning, we sent him a follow-up e-mail about the use of religious imagery and symbolism and the criticism both have garnered. Here, exclusively, is his response:

"The religious symbolism is not meant to denote anything negative, but represents the character's battle between the dark forces of this world and the spiritual salvation of the Soul," Klein wrote. "Thus at the end of the film, she chooses to be a nun, and the reason her mouth and eyes disappear is because she is withdrawing her senses from the world of evil and going inward towards prayer and contemplation."

Klein added that the scene in which Gaga ingests the rosary beads is meant to represent "the desire to take in the holy."

An e-mail to Lady Gaga's label, Interscope Records, seeking additional comment on the "Alejandro" video had not received a response by press time.

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More Good World Cup News!

Spain striker Fernando Torres marks return from injury with goal
Spain striker Fernando Torres was in buoyant mood after marking his return from injury with a goal as Spain swept past Poland in their final World Cup warm-up match.
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Torres came on for David Villa after 66 minutes, making his first appearance since having knee surgery in April, and netted Spain's fifth goal 10 minutes later, latching on to Pedro Rodríguez's cross and steering the ball beneath Tomasz Kuszczak.

The Liverpool striker was the only member of Vicente del Bosque's 23-man squad who had yet to feature after warm-up wins over Saudi Arabia and South Korea in Austria.

"I haven't played for almost two months and was very keen to return, but I wasn't as ready as I thought and had to ease off a little [last week]," Torres told Spanish state television.

"The coach and the doctors held me back a while, but in the end they gave me a run out.
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Christina Aguilera Vs. Lady Gaga: Kelly Osbourne, Kristin Cavallari Weigh In

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On the same day that Christina Aguilera released her new dance-heavy album, Bionic, Lady Gaga released her dark, over-the-top clip for her latest single, "Alejandro." Although having the same release date may have been a coincidence, the move didn't help to squash all those Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera comparisons.

At the Logo NewNowNext Awards on Tuesday night in Los Angeles, everyone seemed to have an opinion about the situation. And mostly it came down to this: In the pop world hasn't it all been done already anyway?

"I love Christina Aguilera. I've always been a huge fan of hers, and I think Lady Gaga's great as well," "The Hills" star Kristin Cavallari explained to MTV News. "I think that everyone needs to just kind of let it go a little bit. Everyone copies everybody. I mean Lady Gaga copied Madonna. It's the same thing. I think that everyone needs to calm down a little bit about it."

In the end, Kelly Osbourne wonders: Can't we all just get along? "It just seems to me like two girls fighting to be who they want to be," she said. "And some people might like it and some people might not, and who cares?"


Michael Bay's new toy and a zombie go on a date

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and her boyfriend Jason Statham head out for a dinner date in Los Angeles on Tuesday (June 8).
The 23-year-old British model-turned-actress left little to the imagination, wearing a sheer black dress as she and her main man left their home together.
Rosie has been busy shooting Transformers 3 (she replaced Megan Fox in the franchise). She was spotted on set earlier in the week but covered up her on-screen clothes with a bathrobe.

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Jack White and Conan O'Brien Are Doing Something Together

According to Conan O'Brien's Twitter: "Jack White & I are doing something cool tomorrow night. Hint: it involves a LOT of Tears for Fears songs."

The post leads to a video of Mr. White putting up the poster you see above outside his label Third Man's headquarters in Nashville. (The clip is awesomely soundtracked by recent White collaborator Jay-Z's "D.O.A. (Death of AutoTune)" and embedded below.) So yeah, Nashville residents-- get in line now.

Weird to think it was only a little more than a year ago that the White Stripes were sending Conan off to his ill-fated "Tonight Show" run. Ah, memories.

Conan is set to bring his current comedy tour to Bonnaroo this weekend.

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Last pics of Gary Coleman stir taste debate

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A picture of Sandra Bullock posing as a new mom on the cover of PEOPLE magazine sold millions of copies. A photo of an actress on her wedding day could go for hundreds of thousand of dollars. Fans love images of their favorite star as new parents or getting married.

But celebrities dying? That's different.

Or is it? With images of Gary Coleman on his deathbed appearing on the cover of The Globe today, observers say the pictures may cause controversy -- but they sure sell papers.

"People, for some reason, are interested in dead bodies,"
said Brandy Navarre, vice president of the celebrity photo agency X17, which was not involved in the sale of the Coleman images. "Through life and into death, we can't get enough details about a celebrity's life. No detail is too small and we want to know everything."

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Lily Allen slams Spice Girls as "rubbish"

She may be "retired" but that hasn't stopped Lily Allen from lashing out at the Spice Girls and S Club 7.

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The outspoken singer claimed she was "irritated" by pop culture in the 1990s and early 2000s in an interview with the Sky Arts channel.

"Well the music was rubbish. Well these are the days of bands like S Club 7 and the Spice Girls."

"I mean they are great for what they were but for someone who read a lot of books and engaged in conversation with people quite a lot, I felt if I'm going to be a pop star I want to be a real pop star and I want to say real things."

Allen is no stranger to starting up pop feuds - the Smile singer has been involved in a war of words with the likes of Girls Aloud's Cheryl Cole and Courtney Love in the past.


NBC On Edge After Fallon's Ratings Tumble

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NBC's top brass are worried about Jimmy Fallon's "Late Night" show after the ratings dropped 20 percent in a year.

Recent Nielsen figures show Fallon's viewers have dropped to 1.63 million -- a 20 percent fall from May 2009 -- and he's being beaten by both his ABC rival Jimmy Kimmel and CBS's Craig Ferguson, whose May 2010 ratings were 1.72 million and 1.7 million, respectively.

The Peacock Network is trying to boost Fallon's audience by booking appearances on his show by NBC and CNBC personalities, including Brian Williams, Rachel Maddow and Meredith Vieira.

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FIRST LOOK: Channing Tatum Gets All Tatted Up for ‘Cheaters’

Channing Tatum has one real tattoo (that we know of), and he got it on his honeymoon with wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum last July in Bali. It sits near his heart on his left rib cage and says "Side by Side" in Balinese. You can CLICK HERE to check it out. Jenna's tattoo says the same thing and is on her left foot.

That one tattoo has now been joined by a whole lot more, because Chan is currently working on Ron Howard's comedy 'Cheaters', which started filming in Chicago last month. The movie boasts a star-studded cast that includes Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Winona Ryder, Jennifer Connelly and Queen Latifah, and is about a man (Vaughn) who finds out his best friend's wife (Ryder) is cheating on him (James), only to struggle with what to do with the knowledge.

The hardworking actor had to get all tatted up to play the role of Ryder's tattooed and pierced lover in 'Cheaters', and, thanks to ChanningCentral.com, fans can check out the first pics of his new (what I have to assume are fake) arm and chest tattoos...Collapse )

You can CLICK HERE to see even more pics on today's post in the CTU Photo Gallery.

'Cheaters' is produced by Vince Vaughn and Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment, is filming in Chicago from May 25th and through August 6th, and currently has a January 14, 2011 release date from Universal.

Source: ChanningTatumUnwrapped.com

Paula Deen housekeeper Charged With theft

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Police say a housekeeper stole and tried to pawn thousands of dollars worth of jewelry belonging to Food Network star and celebrity chef Paula Deen.

Savannah-Chatham police tell the Savannah Morning News they went to Deen's Wilmington Island home on May 3 on a report of about $100,000 worth of men's and women's jewelry that had vanished within the past year.

Deen's husband Michael Anthony Groover told police the couple had caught housekeeper 47-year-old Mary Alice White with some jewelry and had fired her.

Authorities charged White on May 5 with theft. They say she was caught trying to pawn a pair of $18,000 earrings at a Savannah pawnshop.

When contacted by The Associated Press, White denied the allegations and hung up


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Reba Has a Doppelganger


When CMT Music Awards host Kid Rock announced a surprise performance by the "Queen of Country Music" during Wednesday's live broadcast, the audience certainly wasn't expecting that "queen" to be in drag! But out came 'Saturday Night Live' comedian Kenan Thompson dressed as Reba, whom he has impersonated (albeit very loosely) on the show.

Fake Reba started to sing the recent Reba hit, 'Consider Me Gone,' but was interrupted by Real Reba, dressed exactly alike in a floor-length green gown.

"Um ... what are you doing?" Reba asked Kenan.

"Who the hell are you?" he replied.

"Who are you?" Reba deadpanned. "You look like Kenan Thompson, who I heard has been impersonating me on 'Saturday Night Live.' Aren't you embarrassed of yourself?"

"Yeah, I'm embarrassed someone showed up in the same dress as me," Kenan answered.

"Not the same size!" Reba fought back. "You can't be Reba. You're too dark ... I'm ginger with highlights and you're a solid auburn!"

Kenan has done several sketches on 'SNL' dressed as "Reba." Watch one of the hilarious videos here (but parents be warned -- it's racy!) And in the wake of her cross-dressing doppelganger's debut on the hit NBC show, Reba's fans have started campaigning to score her a coveted spot hosing the show. The "Reba McEntire to Host SNL in 2010" Facebook page now has almost 3,000 fans.

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Larry King's Wife Recovering From Pill Overdose

Larry King's current wife Shawn King is recovering from an apparent prescription drug overdose, a spokesperson for the talk show host said earlier today. The overdose happened at Shawn's home in Provo, Utah on May 28, the Associated Press reports.

Shawn's father, Karl Engemann, discovered her, unresponsive, in bed. She was breathing but he was unable to wake her, according to a transcript of the emergency call, released on Wednesday. Engemann dialed 911 and told the dispatcher he believed his daughter might have taken too much medication for depression or anxiety. Her father also told the dispatcher he did not believe it was a suicide attempt.

When authorities arrived to the home, they found several empty bottles of prescription medications, some of which had been filled within the previous 10 days, according to the police report.
A handwritten note found on the scene indicated Shawn, 50, had taken the pills on purpose. A second note indicated she'd like to be buried in Utah. The police report didn't mention why Shawn might have wanted to harm herself.

The Kings filed for divorce in April though the couple has since reconciled. Shawn is Larry's seventh wife. They pair got married in 1997 and have two sons.


Matt Skiba: New Song From First Solo Album - "S.O.S."

Matt Skiba has released the first song from his upcoming solo album.

The record is titled Demos and is due out August 10, 2010. It is the first solo release from the Alkaline Trio frontman since 2002's split CD with Kevin Seconds. The album was originally planned for the first few months of 2010 but was delayed due to the release of the Trio's Epitaph Records debut, This Addiction.

Check out "S.O.S." on the Asian Man Records MySpace page.

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Britney should look but don't touch.

Britney Spears has reportedly been accused of sexual harassment by an ex-bodyguard who could now sue the star.

Ex-policeman Fernando Flores apparently quit after Brit got too close for comfort.

A source told The Sun: “She was always giving him the come on and he felt if he didn't reciprocate he could lose his job. He finally handed in his notice last week and is considering legal action.

“Working for Britney is tough. She's a nightmare to deal with and her emotions are totally out of control.

"She runs round the house naked and yelling at staff.”

It’s claimed that the final straw for Flores was when he was reprimanded for not ensuring Spears wore a bra.


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‘On The Road With Marina & The Diamonds’ NME Magazine Scans

“Do you want to see my bedroom?” Marina Diamandis purrs, a wicked curl in her luminous pink lips. “You know you want to…”
Let me tell you about Marina’s bedroom. It’s the size of a double bed flanked by two electric fans and a slimline television. Where you might expect hanging velveteen drapes, plush throw cushions and wardrobes full of gemstone-encrusted stagewear to make Lady Gaga look like The Twang, there’s merely an uncluttered air and fragrance somewhat more elegant than the usual tourbus fug of stale spliff and pant cheese. There is one pop star indulgence however; leaning back we catch a glimpse of Marina and ourselves in the bedroom’s mirrored ceiling.
“It’s really creepy,“Marina whispers.
“I keep thinking that Meat Loaf’s been in here. It’s giving me nightmares.”
Gulp. NME appears to be living out the wildest fantasies of ever gibbering fanboy in indidom. A mere half an hour after meeting her we’ve bagged some serious pillow time with the most flawless diamond in pop’s jewellery box. How different things were 30 minutes ago…

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Source: Marina-Diamandis.net
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Scarlett Johansson & Ryan Reynolds Buy House in Louisiana & May Adopt a Baby

Scarlett Johansson has swapped Los Angeles for rural Louisiana - the actress and her husband are the proud new owners of a rustic farmhouse in the state. The actress put her Hollywood Hills mansion on the market for $5 million in February, amid rumors the couple was planning to live full-time in New York City, where they also own a property.

But now the Hollywood stars appear to have picked Louisiana as their base, while Reynolds films his role in new superhero blockbuster "" in the region. They have purchased a simple two-storey farmhouse in Louisiana, complete with a rusty tin-roofed barn, according to Britain's Daily Mail.

Other stars to buy property in the southern state include , who owns a large home in New Orleans, and and , who also boast a property in the Big Easy.

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Somehow, Star managed to get a photo of Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds together! Which I think has only happened one other time, even though they’ve been married since 2008. The two recently bought a farmhouse in Louisiana and are thinking about adopting a baby from either Ethiopia or Ghana. The couple bonded when they worked on the RED campaign in Rwanda in 2008, and an insider says, “Scarlett has always wanted to adopt from outside the U.S., she feels now is finally the right time. They put their $4.5 million L.A. home up for sale to live at their $2 million NYC penthouse and new country home because Scarlett “never really liked L.A.” and thinks Manhattan’s a better place to raise a kid for the parks and schools. Ryan’s older brother was adopted, so he’s psyched. The insider adds that this “has made her fall for him all over again. It’s an exciting time for them!”

Sources: http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/w0003396.html; http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-tabloid-cheat-sheet-061010/

FYI, Scarlett's mother reportedly adopted a 20-month old Ethiopian girl in May 2010. 
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VH- 1 Behind the Music: DMX

Man, this played out like a tragic movie. Last night VH1 kicked off their new season of Behind The Music with DMX. In case you missed it, the full episode is featured above. No happy endings here


First concert I went to was DMX when I was 15. Dude use to throw it down in his prime. Real sad to see what happened to him....
Hope he gets his shit together, he was running shit back then.

First Look At Trailer For Disney's "Tangled"

Here is your first sneak peek at the trailer for Disney's upcoming animated feature "Tangled". A comedy/adventure/romance based on the story of Rapunzel, the girl with the 50 foot long hair. The full trailer will premiere on The Disney Channel this sunday at 8! After that it will also become available on facebook on monday, as was announced by Disney in several facebook groups.

Originally titled Rapunzel, Disney Animation's "Tangled" marks the studio's 50th full-length animated feature. Directed by Byron Howard (Bolt) and Nathan Greno, the film centers on bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) who hides out in a mysterious tower only to be taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore), a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair.

Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.

Along with Levi and Moore, the film features the voices of Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman, M.C. Gainey, Jeffrey Tambor, Brad Garrett and Paul F. Tompkins and is set for a November 12 limited release (expanding nationwide on Nov. 24).


My GOD Rapunzel looks stunning and cute. The art-direction looks sensational, from these shots alone... BEST DAY EVER!!!
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Whitney Houston Looks Different

Whitney Houston hit Stockholm, Sweden last night as she continues her European tour. She got rave reviews from fans this time around for her performance. But she's also getting rave rumors, thanks to her new voluptuous figure, from folks wondering if she's pregnant.

We got our hands on this pic Whit took with fans last night. And we've got video from her performance that may raise some eyebrows. Some folks say she's just eating good and no longer on that ish, but others are ready to put her on Preggers Watch.

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