June 17th, 2010


john goodman looks fucking amazing

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John Goodman looked great on Letterman Wednesday night, and Dave brought up his obvious weight loss, saying, "You look wonderful!"

Asked what his all-time weight high was, Goodman said "Plenty... pushing 400.. Somewhere up around there."

He also elaborated on his previous cycle of losing and gaining weight year after year after year.

"I'd get off of 'Roseanne' every spring. I'd lose 60 lbs every spring. Then I got too fond of the barley corn... I'd gain it back and then some, every year."

And while he didn't specify what he did this time to take the weight off, Goodman says he hopes to lose more. "[I'm] getting a lot of exercise, I feel great.. It's going to be an ongoing process for the rest of my life."

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A Videogame Post -- E3 2010 Trailers part IV

Gummi Bears In Katy Perry's 'California Gurls' Are Misrepresented, Manufacturer Says

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'Trolli Gummi Bears would never be that rude,' company rep tells MTV News.

Katy Perry's new video for her summer jam "California Gurls" has viewers reminiscing not only about the childhood board game (and admitted Perry favorite) Candy Land, but the tinkling sing-song of neighborhood ice cream trucks and cupcakes and all kinds of summery, sugary treats.

However, despite the video's cheery feel, it does feature two otherwise friendly-looking, oversized Gummi Bears greeting Perry not with hugs and a hello, but with a rude hand gesture: The offending bear in question apparently gives the singer the finger.

Perry told MTV News that she likes to inject her own "naughty twist" into her work, but seeing that the rude gesture in question seems like unnatural behavior for Gummi Bears, we consulted well-known manufacturers Trolli and Haribo for comment on the bears in Perry's vid.

"Those are definitely not Trolli Gummi bears in the video because Trolli Gummi Bears would never be that rude," John Leonardo, senior brand manager of Farley's and Sathers (which owns Trolli), told MTV in a statement. "Trolli bears would extend their chubby little arms and give Katy a big old bear hug and whisper, 'Everything is going to be alright'."

Haribo had not responded to MTV News' request for comment at press time.

The Trolli bears certainly sound more affectionate than the ones features in "California Gurls" — and if Perry films a candy-themed follow-up video, she'll know where to turn for some traditional Gummi love.

Meg: diamonds; Miami nights

22 Unusual Celebrity Deaths You've Never* Heard Of

I'm keeping this simple: the following list is a compilation of weird celebrity death lists. I excluded all the celeb deaths ONTD is well familar with i.e. the likes of James Dean and Natalie Wood. **YOU MAY HAVE HEARD ONE OR TWO.

Robert Gaston "Bobby" Fuller (October 22, 1942 – July 18, 1966) was an American rock singer, songwriter, and guitar player best known for his singles "I Fought the Law" and "Love's Made a Fool of You," recorded with his mid-1960s group, the Bobby Fuller Four. Just after "I Fought The Law" became a top ten hit, Bobby Fuller was found dead in his automobile, which was parked outside his Hollywood apartment. The police considered the death an apparent suicide/accident, however, some people believe Fuller was murdered. The investigation was botched from the start. The crime scene was not secured and no fingerprints were obtained. A witness also claimed seeing a police officer throw a can of gasoline found at the scene into the trash. Fuller was found with multiple wounds all over his body and covered in gasoline, leading many to speculate that the perpetrators fled before they could set the car on fire. Police later changed the cause of death to "accidental asphyxiation" citing no evidence of foul play. Despite the official cause of death stated by authorities, rumors and speculation still surround Fuller's mysterious death.

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I spent two hours on this list. I hope to the Holy Spearit and Godga that it gets through the gates of ONTD heaven. Let us not forget the apostle, Christchiina


Basis of the list here , here, and here

Further information located in the following wikis/sites:1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Catherine Zeta-Jones Looks Different

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I don't know whether it's the make-up, the tarantula leg lashes, the dates with Botox, the face pulls or all of the above, but Catherine Zeta-Jones is starting to look like Auntie Ying-Ying from The Joy Luck Club. Seriously, I want to play a game of Mahjong with her, and then get her to yell at my husband for making me pay for half of the ice cream even though I don't touch the stuff because I'm lactose intolerant.

You know, I don't even know why the perpetually 40-year-old CZJ fucks with her face the way she does. Bitch is married to a zombie pepaw, so even when her face starts to wrinkle up like a Shar-Pei's b-hole, she'll still look young next to his old ass. But I guess since she's injecting Botox into her birth certificate, she might as well prick her face with it too.

Here's CZJ bringing out the raw emotion during "Send in the Clowns" at the Tony Awards last night. She looks like a scared cat hiding under the bed during a thunder storm.


Maria Menounos' Bikini Boobs, Eliza Dushku, and JoJo Jumping Celtics Bandwagon (Twitpics)

Who do I root for when it comes to sports? The cheerleaders.

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And, sometimes, sexy celebrity fans. I don't normally post these types of pictures, but I couldn't help but notice the influx of Boston Celtics fans as the NBA team (as of today) takes a 3-2 lead in the Championship series versus the Los Angeles Lakers. For example, Maria Menounos bikini pictures via Twitter. Yep, Maria Menounous is pretty amazing. And, yes, the Lakers have plenty of gorgeous celebrity fans, and, as soon as I see them in sexy bikinis hoisting Lakers beer cup holders, those will go up as well. Remember, sports are just a game, hot bodies and boobs are life!

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Dreams Do Come True: Ice-T is in Gears of War 3

That rumor about Ice-T playing a role in Gears of War 3? Totally true. The man himself took the stage at tonight's Gears of War 3 shindig in downtown LA, as indicated by Major Nelson on Twitter (and seen in the picture above, also care of Major's tweet). Apparently, he'll voice a character named Griffin, with Gears creator Cliff Bleszinski mentioning Ice "won't stop telling everyone about his role as Griffin in Gears 3."

Clearly Joystiq has never seen this masterpiece.

Source: Joystiq, Youtube

Ask Paul Rudd & Steve Carell a Question for Moviefone's 'Dinner for Schmucks' Unscripted!

is looking for fans to submit questions for an upcoming episode of Unscripted for 'Dinner for Schmucks' starring Paul Rudd and Steve Carell.  If you're unfamiliar with Unscripteds, they are when stars of a movie interview one another with fan questions:

There are so many things a young executive could do to advance his or her career: increase revenue, come up with brilliant ideas ... or find a big idiot to bring to your boss's dinner party.

The latter goal is the premise of the July 30 comedy 'Dinner for Schmucks,' which stars Paul Rudd as Tim, a man who discovers that in order to impress the Powers That Be, he needs to bring to his boss's regular "Dinner for Extraordinary People" a most peculiar kind of host gift: an eccentric character, an "extraordinary person" -- a schmuck. And then the making-fun-of-schmucks can begin.

Tim scores by finding a guy, played by Steve Carell, who possesses the incredible talent of dressing up mice and posing them as great works of art. (Hmm, sounds like the Pageant of the Masters as dreamed up by cats.)

If the plot seems familiar, then you're probably a fan of French cinema, no? 'Schmucks' is a remake of the French black comedy 'The Dinner Game,' updated for modern American audiences by director Jay Roach ('Meet the Parents,' the 'Austin Powers' movies).

Anyone who's followed comedy movies recently knows that Paul Rudd and Steve Carell are two of the funniest actors working today. Put them in a room together and take the script away? Comedy gold, baby.

Rudd and Carell will be huddling up for our Unscripted interview series this weekend, which means they'll be asking each other fan questions and presumably going way, way off-book. Here's your chance to ask them whatever's on your mind: Submit a question for Rudd or Carell in the comments [on the original Moviefone post here
] by Friday, June 18 -- yes, that's, like, now, so hurry! Don't forget to include your name and city.

To submit a question go here (or click on the pic above).

Source: Moviefone

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Matthew Morrison sings a duet with Leona Lewis at her O2 concert

I was at her concert last night and Leona brought out Matthew Morrison as a special guest star that night. They sang 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' which was also Leona's audition song on The X Factor back in 2006.

Also her concert is really good. For someone whose strength is power ballads, she really holds the show together and sounds fantastic.

Source: guy who was smart enough to record it and me, who was there.

Rihanna says NO to Sequins!

JUNE 16--With the U.S. leg of Rihanna's 2010 world tour scheduled to kick off next month in Auburn, Washington, concert promoters are preparing to deal with the singer's very specific backstage demands. According to her tour rider, excerpted below, Rihanna (real name: Robin Fenty) is rather particular when it comes to candles, flowers, and seating in her dressing room. A six-foot couch needs to be "White, Cloth, Plush (No leather)" and "wide enough for her to stretch out on and sometime take a nap." Animal print throw pillows ("Cheetah, Leopard") cannot have sequins. Since Rihanna's arena digs are often locker rooms normally occupied by basketball and hockey players, the spaces need to be spruced up with "Icy Blue Chiffon" placed atop drapery and "Archipelago Black Forest Candles." The bathroom, of course, must be "spotless," and the toilet has to be deep cleaned before the star's arrival. Rihanna, 22, also requires a large throw rug (plush, with an animal print) in her dressing room. The rug, her rider notes, "must be CLEAN, as she will walk on it barefoot." Though perhaps shower slippers or flip-flops are advisable considering the sweaty occupants who normally fill these spaces.

Whenever I think of Rhianna I think of LOLCats:


Meet Slinky Dog's New Voice

When Pixar announced that they were going to make a third installment of the "Toy Story" series, fans everywhere asked: "What about Slinky Dog?"

The beloved southern toy dachshund with the metal slinky middle was originally voiced by actor/comedian Jim Varney who also starred in "Ernest Goes to Camp" along with its seven sequels. Sadly, he died in 2000, not long after "Toy Story 2" came out. So naturally, when the third movie was announced, the internet was a buzz over who would fill Varney's shoes, er, paws.

Director Lee Unkrich put that speculation to rest with a video released on Twitter. "We searched long and hard for someone who would have the spirit of Slinky, like Jim, so we can keep the character alive. We were very fortunate to find that person in Blake Clark," he announced on the video. You might not know the name, but you've most likely seen his face -- he's been in dozens of TV shows and movies along with an impressive number of Adam Sandler flicks including "Little Nicky" and "The Waterboy."

As it turns out, Clark actually knew the late actor. "We were really excited when we found out that Blake was actually friends with Jim Varney," said Unkrich. "They knew each other from way back."

"And when I'm in recording sessions with Blake, [he] just channels the spirit of his friend, Jim Varney, and he's done a really awesome job keeping that character alive and I hope you guys feel the same."

You can judge for yourself this weekend when "Toy Story 3" comes out.


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Of Montreal has new album coming out, is still weird

Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes Talks New Album, Tour With Janelle Monáe

"I've always had a suspicion of the Catholic Church, even as a kid."

False Priest, the new album from Athens glam-funk freaks Of Montreal, is coming this fall. Frontman Kevin Barnes recorded much of it in Los Angeles, working with the producer and composer Jon Brion (Fiona Apple, Kanye West). The album will feature collaborations with like-minded R&B sirens Solange Knowles and Janelle Monáe. And according to Barnes, it'll also feature a ton of trunk-rattling bass, a first for an of Montreal album.

We recently caught up with Barnes as he was finishing work on the album. We talked about the Catholic Church, what False Priest will tell you about your car stereo, and the touring extravaganza of Montreal is planning with Janelle Monáe.

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What's your favorite Of Montreal Song, ONTD? I gotta go with

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James Frain on Franklin Mott


True Blood has returned with a sexy new vampire — Franklin Mott (James Frain), who's certainly stirring up plenty of mystery and intrigue as he tries to uncover Bill Compton's secrets. So why is he in town digging around and who is he working for? TVGuide.com caught up with Frain (who says dressing up as a vampire is "like Halloween for two months") to get the scoop.

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Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List - 'Kathy With a Z' (Season Premiere)

It's "Kathy with a Z" as the comedienne prepares for her appearance on Law & Order: SUV er, SVU by getting acting advice from the legendary Liza Minnelli. This should be interesting as Kathy made her Law & Order experience sound pretty disastrous in her comedy special. Will the reality TV cameras tell the same story?

Note: Audio & Video now in sync

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Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber: IRL Edition

Cops in Maryland hit a local bar this weekend after receiving a call from someone claiming 16-year-old Justin Bieber was inside boozing -- but what they found ... was a woman who looked just like him.

TMZ spoke with multiple people inside the "Mug and Mallet" bar in Ocean City who confirm that cops entered on Saturday night looking for an underage drinker with a bowl haircut and a tiny frame.

But the only person who fit that description was a 27-year-old woman named Katie.

Katie tells us she had to whip out ... her ID and prove she wasn't JB -- though she says she gets mistaken for the singer, "all the time!"

If only the cops would've checked the real Bieber's Twitter page -- they would have known he was in The Bahamas with Kim Kardashian.


Hollywood Finally Gets It; Reboots/Sequels On The Way Out

With Sequels and Reboots Failing, Hollywood (Finally) Puts Out a Desperate Call for Original Material.

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Conventional wisdom in Hollywood of late has said that you should stick to familiar brands when making movies. It could be a sequel or an adaptation of an old TV show, board game, toy, or crumpled candy wrapper, just as long as people already know it.

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Sharlto Copley post of the day

We all met Sharlto Copley last summer in his debut movie, District 9. That turned out so well for him that he was chosen to play Murdock in The A-Team movie. movie. This was the fulfillment of a childhood dream for him, because even in South Africa, Copley was a huge A-Team fan.

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Source: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

..wait, did he spend the 4 nights with Liam or Bradley? :o Or both of them?
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Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner: "Eclipse" in Rome

Continuing their promotional duties overseas, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner were spotted at a photo call for “Eclipse” in Rome, Italy today (June 17).

The “New Moon” costars looked to be in good spirits as they posed for the Italian press ahead of their film’s premiere.

As for the love triangle between her character Bella and Jacob and Edward, Kristen told press it gets more intense during “Eclipse.”

“The love triangle is real. In ['Eclipse'], she is just older and a little bit more [wise]. Now you really believe her. It took awhile for her to know herself well enough to make a decision."

"I feel like she goes through so many traumatic events, and when she gets to the end of them, she feels a little bit more righteous than she did before. A little bit more knowing and sort of like, 'I've lived. Take my word for it. I know what I want.' And nobody ever puts any stock in what she's saying."

"Bella's just sort of the dumb young girl who doesn't know what it's like to be a vampire, and it's not about that for her. This whole vampire thing is going to be hard, but she's a strong girl and she can make sacrifices. What I like about 'Eclipse' is that ... she really, actually looks at someone else, and it shatters her ideals. The love triangle is real," Stewart said. "In ['Eclipse'], she is just older and a little bit more [wise]. Now you really believe her. It took awhile for her to know herself well enough to make a decision."

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Emma watson throws Harry Potter farewell dinner, forgets to invite me

Unlike her prim alter ego, Emma Watson knows how to throw a party.

The actress, 20, who plays straight-laced Hermione Granger in the blockbuster Harry Potter franchise, hosted a dinner at her home in England recently as filming on the series drew to a close.

"The last week of filming Emma had a dinner at her place, and we spoke about the best moments of filming, our secret crushes on set – all kinds of random questions," says James Phelps, who plays mischievous Fred Weasley in the movies. "But all the answers to these questions will stay in that room!"

Phelps and his twin brother Oliver, along with Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon and Tom Felton were in Orlando Wednesday night for the grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. Also on hand: Potter author J.K. Rowling, who attended the event with her husband Neil Murray but didn't speak to the press.
"If I ever get a bit homesick, I have somewhere to come now," Felton, who plays Harry's foe Draco Malfoy, says of the park, which recreates everything from Hogwarts castle to The Three Broomsticks pub in painstaking detail. "It's incredible."

Nostalgia will certainly set in as the first part of the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, hits theaters in November.


Childhood over, world ending, etc
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Eli Roth is a fatass.

Peaches Geldof's actor boyfriend Eli Roth is twice the man he used to be

They say the best way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

In that case, Peaches Geldof must be force-feeding her boyfriend Eli Roth who was snapped in Los Angeles yesterday looking rather portly round the middle.

The director appears to have piled on the pounds recently, his spare tyre all too clear to see beneath his t-shirt.

Heavyweight: Eli and his girlfriend Peaches Geldof leave his house en route to LAX Airport



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Nicole Scherzinger covers her bikini bod with a wet t-shirt on the cover of Maxim magazine’s July 2010 issue.

Here’s what the 31-year-old singer - and DWTS champ - had to share:

On ballroom dancing: “It’s definitely more cerebral. Usually I allow the music to take me, so it’s been kind of interesting to be like, ‘One and two, one and two.’ But I think there’s something sexy about a woman who’s in control of her body in every way.”

On her girl crush: Halle Berry. She’s just naturally gorgeous…I love her smile.”


keke announces her new single "take it off"

Kesha's new song, 'Take It Off,' cements her status as one of the most electrifying dance artists today. With its thumping opening, electro-infused beat and furious crescendos, the dance single is all but guaranteed to be a staple at clubs everywhere this summer.

And when Kesha talks about a "place I know," where "they go hardcore and there's glitter on the floor" in the style of a six-grade camp ditty, it's hard for anyone to not feel the urge to just take it off.

'Take It Off' is the hyper-kinetic singer's latest single off her smash hit album, 'Animal,' which was unleashed in January. Much like the rest of the album, this new song is simply made for the dance floor. And, much like Kesha herself, the track seems to embody relentless, carefree hedonism at its best.

omg, i love this song.

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Erin Andrews: I'm Too "Thin" Right Now!

Erin Andrews -- who lost 10 lbs. competing on Dancing With the Stars -- doesn't like her post-show body.

"I'm a little more thin right now than I'd like to be," Andrews, 32, told UsMagazine.com at the Gillette Fusion Ultimate Summer Job event Tuesday in NYC. "I would like to put on a couple pounds."

That's why she said she is "being sloppy, eating cheeseburgers, having fries and grits in the morning."

Added the size-4 ESPN reporter: "That'll get the weight back on me."

She told Us she also plans to go back to her regular workout regime: Cardio one day, weights the next.

She credited partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy with getting her into such great shape.

"He kept pushing me even harder even though I¹m the most stubborn person," she told Us.

Though they have yet to admit they're an item, she isn't playing coy when it comes to his looks.

"Maks is just overall sexy!" she gushed. "Maybe it¹s his hair -- there's just so much to choose from!

But Andrews said that the pro dancer, 30, still has room for improvement.

"His accent is just terrible!" she teased. "And his eyes? He's got a thing about maybe getting some sort of surgery because they¹re just not dreamy at all."


With everything she's been through, I say she's entitled to do whatever she wants.

Prince Surprises Fans at Larry Graham's Concert

Larry Graham (bassist from Sly & the Family Stone) performed at BB King's in NYC on Wednesday night and his friend Prince showed up to jam on stage with him! 

Larry Graham is performing at the MN Zoo tomorrow night for all you ONTD Minnesotans.  Who knows, maybe the Purple One will grace us with his presence!

source: http://www.drfunkenberry.com/2010/06/17/prince-treats-new-york-crowd-to-an-impromptu-performance

Kelis & Robyn "All Hearts Tour" interview

Girl power clearly didn't die with the Spice Girls. This summer, Swedish electropop star Robyn and R&B "milkshaker" Kelis are joining forces to headline the All Hearts Tour. The two diverse stars, who as an old school wrestling tandem might gush "wreak of awesomeness," are hitting the road together to promote their new albums; Robyn's "Body Talk PT 1" drops June 15 while Kelis' "Fleshtone" arrives July 6.

In separate interviews, both artists expressed a desire to get out on the road. Why shouldn't they? Robyn's a former "teen pop star," whose 2008 album reinvented her and tore up the dance floor. As for Kelis, she has followed up her "Milkshake" and "Bossy" success by kicking ass and taking names in the world of R&B. Two diverse acts, one show... one...um, interview. I combined the conversations with both stars so it appears as if they were in the same room with me at the same time. Imagine it, and it almost seems real.



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They better bring this to London.


Win Tickets to Advanced Screenings of 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' in 10 Cities from Moviefone!

Attention Twihards!  Moviefone is giving away free advanced screening passes to 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' in 10 different cities!

'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' hits theaters in less than two weeks, and feverish anticipation from fans is in the air. Judging from the trailer, the film is promising to be the most heart-wrenching 'Twilight' installment yet -- and Moviefone has the perfect prize for any Twi-Hard: tickets to advance screenings on June 28.

Five winners in each of the following 10 cities will receive pairs of tickets to advance 'Eclipse' screenings:

Los Angeles
New York
San Francisco
Washington DC

To qualify to win a pair of tickets, leave a comment on [the original Moviefone post here], using a valid email address, specifying the city where you'd like to attend a screening. These screenings will be held on Monday, June 28 -- so clear your schedule for those dates and hurry, as this contest will close at 12:00PM ET (noon) on Wednesday, June 23.

Screening passes do not guarantee admission. Admission is on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early so you don't miss out!

For full rules and to enter go here (or click on the pic above).

Source: Moviefone
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Natalie Portman loses her band namesake.

A side note, so I don't get a million "Who?!"s: So, Natalie Portman's Shaved Head (or NPSH) is a small band out of Seattle who are mostly known for, you know, being named after Natalie Portman. They recently got signed to Warner Brothers and toured last year with Lily Allen. They also happen to be one of my favorite bands and some of the coolest people you'll ever meet. Apparently they've had enough of being known only for their name and have decided to move in a new direction.

Here's the article:

All things must pass and, sadly, electro pop wunderkinds Natalie Portman's Shaved Head have decided to split with their lightning rod of a band name.

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Here's the link to their new song, Dog Eared Summer: Ta-da!
And here is their Tumblr: http://britefutures.tumblr.com

Anyone else a fan? They're incredibly addictive/entertaining and just fun dance music. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about the name change...


Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan share a kiss in new movie

They first starred together in 2005 movie Pride And Prejudice.
But now Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan have teamed up again for new movie Never Let Me Go, where they play two friends who end up sharing a kiss in a moment of passion.

The film, based on the novel by British author Kazuo Ishiguro, tells the story of three children, Ruth, Tommy and Kathy, who grow up together after attending the same boarding school.
In the trailer for the highly-anticipated movie, which is released in the U.S. in October and will hit UK cinemas shortly afterwards, Knightley is seen leaning forward to kiss a somewhat surprised Mulligan as they sit on the bed. But the kiss between the Hollywood actresses is not the only one in the film - as Knightley and Mulligan both also share moments of passion with Andrew Garfield, who plays their male friend Tommy.
While they have only starred alongside each other once before, Oscar-nominated actress Mulligan credits Knightley for being her 'acting coach' while they were on the set of Pride And Prejudice.

She said: 'I was a real tomboy until was 15 – I didn't have my first kiss until a month away from being 16. So I just copied everything Keira did for weeks. She is still amazing to me.' Talking about filming Pride And Prejudice, Mulligan added: 'That was a mad hippie summer – a party every weekend, lots of jumping naked into the lake. 'And I ate everything; my face ballooned. I realised catering is a very dangerous thing!'

Carey shot to fame after starring in An Education - the film she received her Best Actress Oscar nomination for.
She has since filmed Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps alongside real-life boyfriend Shia LaBeouf and is rumoured to be playing Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood remake of Stieg Larsson's novel The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

...did this happen in the book? did i miss that page? wtf?
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Ty Burrell on Modern Family's gay kissing controversy

For the last three years, "30 Rock" has crushed all rivals in the race for best comedy series, but it now faces two serious new rivals: "Modern Family" and "Glee."

Some Emmy pundits believe "Modern Family" has the best shot to win because Emmy voters, historically, have eagerly embraced family sitcoms — from "I Love Lucy" and "Make Room for Daddy" to "Everybody Loves Raymond." I dish all that with "Modern Family's" doofus dad, Ty Burrell, who also addresses the show's nominations for TV Critics Assn. Awards, the cast's controversial decision to compete only in the supporting categories at the Emmys, plus the hubbub surrounding the program's apparent ban on gay kissing.

Burrell's costar Ed O'Neill recently caused a flapdoodle by dimissing outrage over the TV series' double standard on straight/gay kissing as "half amusing, half annoying." Burrell treats the topic more seriously, telling Gold Derby that the fact that the way that gay characters "Mitch and Cam show their affection for one another, or don't show their affection for one another, is very telling about their characters." Of the show's other two couples — both heterosexual — only Burrell's character and his wife (Julie Bowen) kiss. There have been no smooches between Jay (Ed O'Neill) and Gloria (Sofia Vergara). "It's interesting that no one has brought that up about Jay and Gloria not having kissed yet," he adds. If the rumors are true that the series' writers will finally have Mitch and Cam buss in Season 2, "I just don't think it will have much of a frame around it," he says. "I don't think we'll have a very special episode of 'Modern Family.' I think it will come, basically, naturally."


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HP Actors Trivia Post

The follow-up to yesterday's post! This one's for a handful of the adult actors of the Harry Potter films (aka one of the fiercest adult casts of all time). Also added Tom Felton due to popular demand. Though I suppose he's an adult now, too!

Note: Not for the tl;dr people. But there are some interesting tidbits, I promise! Also, I expect a Harry Potter gif spam. Let's get this party going!

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Sources: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7

To any HP haters who dare to troll in this post:

Harrison Ford's son thrilled that his father and Calista eloped!

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Harrison Ford's chef son, Ben Ford, is delighted that his dad finally tied the knot with longtime girlfriend Calista Flockhart – and amused by the way they did it.

"Those crazy kids went off and eloped!" Ford told PEOPLE on Wednesday while manning the charcoal grill for a clam bake at Ford's Filling Station, the restaurant he runs in Culver City, Calif. "I think it is wonderful that they finally made it legit. It is really terrific news."

He added: "I'm so happy for them."

Ben Ford is one of two grown children from Harrison's first marriage, to Mary Marquardt.

I'm so happy for them!


In a recent interview currently in the July issue of Flare Magazine new information about Nelly's 5th studio album has come about. Flare has reported the following:

- She has recorded a song called "The Edge"
- "Girlfriend In This City" & "Free" will probably be on Lifestyle
- She has recorded more tracks with Tiesto and Timbaland
- She has a "pretty song" (ballad?) with the lead singer of Passion Pit
- Lifestyle is slated for a fall release

Also according to Rap-Up, The Neptunes have worked on Lifestyle with Nelly.

"Who else can rock fur in the summertime and still look cool? Pharrell makes a fashion statement in the desert in the preview for N.E.R.D.’s “Hot-N-Fun” video, dedicated to the girls of summer. Nelly Furtado, who has recruited The Neptunes for her next album, adds her part to the Jonas Åkerlund-directed clip."




BET Awards Gets More Performers That Aren't Beyonce

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It has literally just been announced that Usher, Alicia Keys, Eminem, and T-Pain, will be taking to the stage at the 2010 BET Awards.

They join previously announced performers for the June 27th event Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Drake, Kanye West, Rick Ross, and Diddy-Dirty Money.

It certainly appears as though BET left the best performer announcements till last, as prior to now, the line-up was looking a little thin on interesting live acts.


Even though it's a mediocre song, Alicia needs to perform "Put It In A Love Song" with Bey. She needs to be there in some way, shape, or form because she alone makes the BET Awards tolerable....just saying.

Miley Cyrus doesn't care, Perez Hilton is butthurt

Miley Cyrus won't press charges

Yes, it was incredibly invasive. Yes, it was beyond inappropriate. Yes, it was most likely fake.
But no, Miley Cyrus doesn't care. Which is where she and one major network seem to differ.
While it's becoming increasingly clear that Perez Hilton won't face any jail time for his bordering-on-child-porn misstep in which he printed an alleged upskirt of the (underage) teen queen, justice-seekers can take heart: he'll still face plenty of fallout from his unbelievable lapse in judgment.
Albeit not from Miley "Turn the Other Cheek" Cyrus.
A source close to Camp Cyrus told E! News that Miley and parents Trish and Billy Ray Cyrus have no intention of filing a criminal complaint against the blogger, and simply hope to end the so-called scandal by delivering the ultimate blow—depriving Perez of more publicity.
"She just wants to move on," the source said. "She thinks it's the work of an idiot and wants to move forward."
Earlier this week, Miley herself said as much to E!'s Ryan Seacrest while talking about the incident on his KIIS FM radio show.
"That's some idiot being an idiot," she said.
And that is wisdom beyond her years.
So far, law enforcement officials seem to be following Miley's lead, as the FBI tells E! News there is no active investigation into the incident.
Which isn't to say he won't face any punishment for his misdeed.
ABC has already stepped up to hit him where it hurts—in the wallet—as the Disney-owned network has yanked its ads for The View off his site (incidentally but probably not coincidentally: Miley is scheduled to appear on the chatfest tomorrow). It's unclear if they will resume advertising the show after her guest spot or if they will grow a backbone stick to their guns.
TV Land, which was also advertising on his site and which yesterday said its relationship with the blogger remained "unchanged," has also since had its Hot in Cleveland spots removed from the site, though it's unclear if that was related to the incident or just bad timing.
Time will tell.

Perez Hilton's statement:
As one would expect, Perez Hilton is not going down without a fight. After news broke last night that ABC had pulled advertising for The View from PerezHilton.com after Hilton (né Mario Lavandeira) tweeted a scandalous photo of 17-year-old Miley Cyrus, the celebrity blogger issued an exclusive statement to EW:

“I find it odd that an advertiser would choose to pull an ad off my site because the photo in question, which was not pornographic and showed a fully clothed Miley Cyrus, was not posted on my website or even linked from my site. I look forward to addressing this and all of the inaccuracies about me being perpetuated when I appear on Joy Behar’s HLN show this evening.”

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K-Stew, K-Stew what can I say about K-Stew . . . . K-Stew is FLAWLESS.

Getting all dressed up after a morning photocall, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner were looking fabulous at the "Eclipse" premiere in Rome, Italy on Thursday (June 17).

Held at Auditorium Conciliazione, the Bella Swan babe and her Jacob Black co-star posed arm-in-arm in between greeting a huge crowd of fans lining the red carpet.

With "Eclipse" set to hit theaters on June 30th, Taylor recently chatted with Parade magazine about having to cram his buff body into itsy-bitsy jean shorts.

He tells, “It’s healthy and it sort of becomes addictive. It’s addicting to get into the gym and work to get that muscle. And the healthy eating is good too. But, luckily for me, my friends couldn’t care less. They tease me and mess with me about the shirtless thing and about my little jean shorts. It’s all good because it keeps me from looking in the mirror.”

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10 TV Characters Who Need a Spin-off Series

This summer's return of 'True Blood', 'Entourage' , 'Rescue Me', 'Mad Men' and 'Weeds' has us excited, but worried. Some of these series are winding down and some kill off characters without warning. What will become of our favorite characters? We've recently lost so many and we still haven't gotten over some losses from the past.

If 'Family Guy' can spin off 'The Cleveland Show' and 'Battlestar Galactica' can birth 'Caprica,' then these 10 (or 11) characters deserve their own spin off series.

Spoilers ensue for many of these shows.  Be warned!

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Noemie Lenoir Modeling Again After Reported Suicide Attempt

Does Russian Vogue Shoot

We're so happy to learn French model Noemie Lenoir is back to work after what appeared to be a suicide attempt last month.

Not only will you see the gorgeous 30-year-old model in a romantic spread in the July issue of Elle (see it here), but Lenoir's agent also told StyleList that she recently shot a Willy Van Der Perr-photographed, Katie Grand-styled spread for Russian Vogue's September issue alongside curvy beauties Ana Beatriz Barros, Alessandra Ambrosio, and '90s model Claudia Mason. (See a few behind-the-scenes images on Elite's blog).

Fans will also see Lenoir in a future issue of i-D in a spread about the 50 hottest designers of the moment, which was also shot in London recently.

Welcome back, Noemie!

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Nicki Minaj releases 2 new promo photos + Sean Kingston wants to wife her

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Nicki Minaj wields her weapons of mass destruction—and a sword—in one of two sexy promo photos for her forthcoming debut album. Hip-hop’s new poster girl commands our attention as a samurai in a pink kimono with yellow hair in one colorful image and packs a punch in a second shot, sporting a sheer black catsuit and orange wig. Come on Barbie, let’s go party!

Watch out, Drake. Sean Kingston is gunning to make Nicki Minaj his wifey. The 20-year-old pop singer, who collaborated with Nicki on his new single “Letting Go (Dutty Love),” revealed to Rap-Up TV that he has a crush on the hip-hop honey and wants to make her Mrs. Kingston. “I just think that Nicki Minaj is beautiful,” he said. “Ya’ll don’t be shocked if you hear that Nicki Minaj and Sean Kingston is going out. That’s my biggest crush right now.”

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Justin Timberlake to Play Mr.Shue's Brother

With Glee’s massive success in the past year, rumours are flying about which big-name stars are next in the stunt casting line. The most awesome such report we’ve heard today is that Justin Timberlake is in talks to guest star next season… as Will Shuester’s little brother. Awesome.

"There is more than a little resemblance between Justin and Matthew Morrison who plays Mr Schuester, so the plan to bring Justin in for a cameo as his younger brother is a very popular idea. They are just trying to work it all out at the moment," a source told Absolute Now.

Lea Michele voiced her support for Timberlake on this week’s Regis and Kelly. When asked about her dream guest star, she said “I always felt that Justin Timberlake would be good.”

There’s been no official confirmation of JT’s involvement on the show, but according to the insider, everyone in the cast is thrilled.

"The cast members are very excited about the prospect of working with him - especially Lea Michele, so it has everybody's seal of approval. They just need to work it all out now. The idea is that he will be a substitute teacher and join the glee club for a week.”

And according to the U.K. Mirror, “Bleeding Love” singer Leona Lewis has also landed a cameo role on Glee, though the details are being kept under wraps. But the rumour appears to be supported by the fact that Lewis performed a surprise duet with Glee’s Matthew Morrison during her concert in London last night. (Check out the video here.)

Other Brits rumoured to appear on Glee include Susan Boyle and Matt Lucas – but, as usual, it’s all just talk for now.

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Sadie Frost is pissed at Sienna Miller for fucking up her daughter's hair

Jude Law's Ex Angry Over Daughter's Haircut

Sienna Miller has had her ups and downs with Jude Law, but she and his daughter, Iris Law, seem to get along swimmingly.

The two reportedly hit a salon together to snip Iris's locks into a sleek new bob, shown left. above now

However, some drama is said to have erupted on Twitter after Iris' mom/Law's ex, Sadie Frost, found out about the new haircut (which, incidentally, doesn't look too different from past ones we've seen), and allegedly did not approve of being left out of the decision to crop her daughter's hair.

According to Page Six, Frost took to the social networking site to air her disappointment that Iris received the new short style while spending time with Miller.

Frost reportedly tweeted, "I think ya should get ya own child and then cut their hair." Frost's Twitter account was later deleted.

Either way, there is a silver lining: Iris looks adorable!


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Katie Price gets 'no more Botox' warning

A plastic surgery expert has issued a public warning to Katie Price, urging her to "hold off" on having more facial treatments.

Harley Street surgeon Dr Nick Milojevic spoke out after the glamour girl was pictured looking puffy-faced following a visit to a Botox clinic earlier this week.

Milojevic told the Daily Star: "In the photos it looks like Kate has had more Botox than we would recommend. It seems as though she's had fillers in her cheeks, giving her what we call the plumped 'pillow-face' look. I would strongly advise her to hold off having any more treatments."

It is thought that Price had her latest Botox session in order to look her best for her forthcoming second wedding.

The 32-year-old has never made any secret of her love for Botox and has even been seen having the injections on her ITV2 reality show.

IMO she looks way better than she did a few years ago when she was blonde...but still botox at 32 wtf

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Eminem Says He Supports Gay Marriage

In a new interview with The New York Times Magazine, Eminem declares that his "overall look on things is a lot more mature than it used to be," a statement that apparently extends to his views on gay marriage.

At one point during the piece — which will appear in the Sunday, June 20, issue of the mag — Em is asked by the Times' Deborah Solomon if he'd support a gay marriage bill in his home state of Michigan. Somewhat surprisingly, he said yes ... in his own, uniquely acerbic way, of course.

"I think if two people love each other, then what the hell?" Em answered. "I think that everyone should have the chance to be equally miserable, if they want."

Throughout his career, Eminem has drawn the ire of gay rights groups, who called lyrics on his Marshall Mathers LP "homophobic and hateful" and protested his performance — and nominations — at the Grammy Awards in 2001. And late last year, he made headlines when a leaked song called "Elevator" (supposedly set for his since-scrapped Relapse: Refill album) had him calling Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert something that sounded very much like the gay-slur "f----ts."

Elsewhere in the Times interview, Eminem says that his newfound maturity had a lot to do with getting sober and, for the first time in his career, putting his maniacal Slim Shady persona on the shelf for his upcoming Recovery album.

"Shady still exists. But I don't think the subjects on this record call for, you know, bringing the chainsaws and axes out and murder[ing] everyone," he says. "There was so much stuff like that off the last record that I felt like I was starting to run it into the ground. I think consciously I went in a different direction with this record."


How long is Jonah Hex?

At least the reviews aren’t as bad as Marmaduke? Well, not yet anyway. The early critical notices for Jonah Hex are in, and they’re… awful. Only 12 critics have weighed in on Rotten Tomatoes thus far and with the exception of Roger Ebert — seriously, Roger? — the consensus is that the DC comic adaptation is the latest worst movie of the summer. However if there is one thing unifying all the bad reviews — beyond the general hatred — it’s in commenting on just how quickly Jonah Hex is over. Brevity might be the soul of wit, but in this case it’s also the soul of a totally hacked-apart studio movie. But just how long is this thing?

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Robert Pattinson Says Life Without Music Is 'Driving Me Crazy'

Back in July 2008, "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke told MTV News that Robert Pattinson had plans to compose three songs for the vampire film's soundtrack. As it turned out, only one RPattz track popped up on the album, but Twilighters were on notice: The Brit actor harbored some serious musical ambitions.

"I was doing music before I started acting, so I still have bits and pieces, and I've been playing in Portland [during the shoot]," Pattinson told us on the "Twilight" set. "I've been trying to write an album for years and years."

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I love his voice and the 2 songs I've heard from him, idgaf. His voice is similar to Ray Lamontagne.


First trailer for Conviction

Fox Searchlight has debuted the first trailer for Conviction, based on the true story of Betty Anne Waters, who “puts herself through high school, college and, finally, law school in an 18-year quest” to overturn her brother’s murder conviction. Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Melissa Leo, and Minnie Driver star under the direction of Tony Goldwyn (The Last Kiss).

Waters’ life is a truly fantastic story — the kind that’s tailor-made for feel-good cinema. The trailer doesn’t convince me that Conviction will escape the clichés of the “inspirational true story” genre, but a really solid cast should help sell it.

Conviction hits theaters October 15, 2010.

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Megan Fox Doesn't Think She's 'Provocative'

The 'Jonah Hex' star thinks she and Lady Gaga are frequently misinterpreted.

Let's play one of our favorite pop-culture games, "Is This Megan Fox Quote Provocative or Just Misinterpreted?"

"I'm insane," the 24-year-old "Jonah Hex" star told MTV News last summer. "Sometimes I'm great, and other times I'm a complete lunatic."

How about this one: "I don't want to elaborate. I would never call myself a cutter," Fox once told Rolling Stone.

Or this: "[Michael Bay is] like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation," Fox declared of the "Transformers" director last year. "He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is."

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Meeting Madonna 'unreal' for Robyn

Robyn: unchained melodies

"It was like an out-of-body experience because I've been a fan of hers since I was kid, but also because of the big machine surrounding her. It was on a level that's just unreal to me. But it was very interesting and I learned a lot."What did she learn? There's a pause through which you could drive a truck laden with Swedish students. "Just what you have to do to maintain that level," she says, and falls silent.
And that's not very appealing to you? "No." She smiles, and slips out into the street.
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Your Bollywood update!

Shakira to make Bollywood debut

MUMBAI — Colombian pop queen Shakira, the star of the World Cup song "Waka Waka," is to sing for a Bollywood film in the latest move by a global star to target the Indian market, a music director said Thursday.

Shakira, whose catchy Africa-themed football anthem has had a mixed critical reception, is to follow in the footsteps of fellow pop diva Kylie Minogue who made a move into Bollywood last year.

The song will be composed by a team of brothers known as Salim-Sulaiman, who collaborated with South African singers to record "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" which is based on a traditional African soldiers' song.

"We are hoping to start recording next month," Salim Merchant told AFP, declining to reveal the name of the movie in which Shakira's song will appear.

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Aishwarya making her return to Hollywood

I’m hearing that the Bollywood goddess is interested in playing a real-life Second World War spy for British producers Mike Downey and Sam Taylor. The $15 million The Spy Princess will be their biggest production yet. I understand that the producers are heading out to India later this year to close financing. Judy Morris (Happy Feet, Babe: Pig In the City) is penning the screenplay. Based on the biography by Shrabani Basu, The Spy Princess tells the true story of Noor Inayat Khan, a Muslim Sufi female agent who was awarded both the George Cross and the Croix de Guerre. The project is due to begin shooting before Christmas.

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Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen enter contract renegotiations, um, take a break

Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen are "taking a break," a source tells UsMagazine.com. The two announced their engagement in February 2009.

Bilson, 28, flashed a ringless finger to Us on the red carpet of the Take No Prisoners event in L.A. Wednesday night. When asked how wedding plans were going, she said, "No, no plans" and pointed to her bare hand. "No nothing."

The source says the couple -- who co-starred in 2008 action flick Jumper -- are "taking about a month off" and will then revisit their relationship to decide if they should stay together.

The break began about two weeks ago, the source adds.


Kid Cudi lead single "REVOFEV" leaks

Kid Cudi has released the first single, "REVOFEV", off of his upcoming album, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager. “REVOFEV” is one of Cudi’s slow, reflective tracks. In it he sort of talk/sings his way through the lyrics, optimistically advising his listeners to avoid unnecessary stress and consider where they’ll be for the revolution.

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Bodyguards' Q&A: Michael Jackson loved Subway, Had a Facebook, and Other Random Info

Back in March of this year, Michael Jackson's former bodyguards (Mike Garcia, Bill Whitfield and Javon "BJ" Beard) spoke to Good Morning America about their former boss' lonely life, and their plans to write a book (entitled "In Defense of the King") about the years they spent working for Jackson.

Since the interview, the trio have been using Facebook to hear from the fans, receiving a deluge of questions in the process, some of which Mr. Whitfield takes the time to answer directly. This regular Q and A session provides an intimate peek into the everyday life of the King of Pop himself.

Among the tidbits shared by the bodyguards? Michael Jackson cooked home-made meals for his kids, owned a chocolate lab named Kenya, read the Bible daily, used his zoo as a pick-up line, loved Subway, and even had his own Facebook account (it's since been deleted, though, so no use in looking for it)!

Below are some of the many questions and answers compiled from the bodyguards' Facebook wall. Read and enjoy!

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Broadway is tired of the Hollywood pimping!

Foster Creates 'Give Tonys Back to Broadway' Facebook Group

Foster_Creates_Give_Tonys_Back_to_Broadway_Facebook_Group_20010101 Broadway star Hunter Foster (Million Dollar Quartet) has created a New Group on Facebook - 'GIVE THE TONYS BACK TO BROADWAY!!'. The group's mission is "A group for all actors, directors, writers and fans who want to see the Tony awards given back to who it belongs to: US!! No more movie stars invading Radio City, no more rock bands playing more than one song; we want Broadway stars as presenters and Broadway people performing. And if that means leaving CBS for Bravo or Lifetime or TNT, then so be it! We've had enough!"

The group currently has over 400 members. For more information or to join the group, click here or visit http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=102274489824156.

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, according to tvbythenumbers.com, the 2010 Tony ratings came in at a total of 7.470 million viewers, with a 1.2 share for adults 18-49, which is an 8% drop from last year's show for that coveted viewer segment.

Overall numbers wise, it appears to be on par with the 2009 awards that were seen by 7.45 million people vs. 6.27 million in 2008. The big winner of that night was ABC's broadcast of the NBA finals, which was up 32% from last year.

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Cyrus's Jonah Hill on the Joys of No Longer Being Mistaken for Seth Rogen
by Mike Ryan

It's a busy month for Jonah Hill. Get Him to the Greek—a pseudo sequel to Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which also featured Hill in a secondary role—marked the actor’s first starring role since Superbad and performed just as well as similar hits from the Judd Apatow factory, grossing $36 million over two weeks. Hill's next film, Cyrus, in which he plays the title character, opens this weekend, only two weeks after Greek. (Fox Searchlight recently moved up the release date from an early July opening.)

Cyrus is a departure from Hill’s usual Apatovian comedies. It’s the story of a 21-year-old mama’s boy who manipulates his mother’s new relationship with a likeable, schlubby, divorced boyfriend (John C. Reilly), in order to keep her for himself.

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I know he's not well liked here, but he seems like a pretty nice guy. And he's usually my favorite character in the movies he's in.
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Tiger Woods - Not the Daddy!

TMZ has learned ... a DNA test disproves the claim of Devon James -- that Tiger Woods fathered her 9-year-old son.

James recently claimed that the pro golfer fathered her child Austin.

"She was 19 at the time, and she was attending a Christian school program when they met," a source told the New York Daily News earlier this week.

The insider added: "She became pregnant, but she decided not to tell Tiger."

A source handling the situation tells TMZ the DNA test was performed in 2002, as part of "an ongoing child support battle."

We're told although the DNA test excludes Tiger, it establishes to a reasonable certainty who fathered the boy -- a guy from Florida.

The boy's pics were posted on Kikster.com. Coincidentally, he does look an awful lot like Tiger.

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Sebastian Celebrates The 25th Anniversary Of Shaper Hairspray with a special show starting
Maja Ivarsson is the new face of Sebastian, so keep an eye out next time you go get your hair did, ontd.


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The Sounds @ Rock Am Ring 4th June - 6th June 2010

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Viggo Mortensen interview + new movie to be filmed in Argentina

Viggo Mortensen: "I put the alfajores aside"

As if he chose the most tormented characters among the twisted ones he´s offered, Viggo Mortensen agreed to play the Father in the adaptation of Cormac McCarthy´s The Road. He and his son roam through devastated lands and confront dangers in the form of other starving human beings in the film which is announced for the end of the month.

Mortensen talked to Clarín on the phone, identifying as he usually does with his role.

You filmed in terrible, complicated circumstances. How did it go?

Obviously to be truthful to the novel it was not enough to film in devastated settings, places where the environment had been destroyed by men or natural circumstances, be that earthquakes or hurricanes; we also went to New Orleans, we coexisted with landscapes and every day we had the ghosts of injured or dead people. We hadn´t taken this into account, to make an emotional journey at the same level of what was surrounding us.

But in the film you look thinner.

I ate much less; I put the alfajores [sweet pastries covered in chocolate] to the side (laughs). Superficially I had to slim down quite a lot. Kodi (Smit-McPhee) was an Australian, had never seen snow in his life; he was so sensible that the first day he said to me, " ‘I´m freezing...’ But I was thinking that we already had enough to do, dealing with the story, without thinking about complaining because we were cold, that up to a certain point it’s OK, right? He did not complain more than a normal amount, and kept going.

It was also a challenge to play a such a taciturn character. Film is a visual medium; I have been fortunate to begin my career with small roles: often they give you few words and you get used to finding a way to express yourself. Anyway, in my opinion a good performance is a matter of reacting to what happens, or what they say to you, not necessarily with words.

It's not the first time you've had a character like that.

Exactly, in Eastern Promises and in many films that I've made. Also, in the way they filmed The Lord of the Rings, my character (Aragorn) did not speak as much as in the book. What you see, what the character feels is reaction without words. It's not a problem; a lot of times it's problematic to have to speak much in films because they don't write good scripts and that nonsense can often be expressed in a few words. And in every script that I get even if it's with little dialogue, I always look for what I can do without words. Many times I've said to a director, "Look, I believe that I can do this with less dialogue." People are not stupid, they understand what's going on, and if you have a very good co-star like I had with Kodi, he expresses a lot without words. It's easy. But if you don't have a director that pays attention to the details, especially in the editing, you lose a lot.

Are you in the cutting room with your directors?

No. It interests me and I have learned a lot watching how what is done is portrayed on the screen; what remains of yourself, what doesn’t. It’s quite common that they spoil things, it’s sad but true; there's a lack of talent, vision. But I don’t get involved. If I’m ever a director, it will be different. There are actors who get into it or insist, whatever, but I think it’s not my thing. The truth is that the more lasting memories, the beautiful things I remember in a shoot, are things that happened with the cast and crew, are often the rehearsals, or moments that were not used afterwards, things that are not going to be seen. Unique moments that only happen once and may not work in the context of the story that is going to be told.

When do you begin A Dangerous Method, the movie about Freud and Carl Jung, with David Cronenberg?

I begin filming at the end of May. I was fortunate that he offered it to me when the actor who was to play it (Christopher Waltz, from Inglorious Basterds) left and decided he would do a, let´s say, bigger thing (he means Water for Elephants, with Robert Pattinson). So, well, his decision was my luck, because I obviously like filming with Cronenberg. And also it´s a role that is not on screen all the time, so I can get away from time to time to take care of my family and my other things.

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'Real Housewives NY': Alex McCord defends herself against Jill Zarin's 'fake drama' claims

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After the first two seasons of "The Real Housewives of New York City," Alex McCord has realized that taking the high road with Jill Zarin has done nothing to communicate just how angry she really was with the show's former first lady.

"I had to ignore the 'if you have nothing good to say, then don't say anything at all' rule," Alex tells Zap2it. "Because Jill was misinterpreting it as either being weak or lacking in opinion. Neither of which are true."

If you've been watching the reunion show, it's clear that Jill has spared no forgiveness for Alex and by all accounts she has stepped up her attacks on the Brooklyn housewife.

"Alex wants to make herself more important on the show," Jill recently told TV Guide. "And I totally respect that. And this was her way of doing it. This was her way of creating a place for herself to stay on the show."

She goes on to say, "I've done nothing to her. In the first two seasons I was the only one who supported her, and now all of a sudden she found this voice and wants to attack me."

Alex wasn't shocked when we told her about the statements, though she thought they made no sense.

"She knows good and well that that's not true," Alex tells us. "Because she also knows that she and I have knocked heads and she has upset me since Season 1. One difference is I realized after it kept happening over and over again that I really needed to emphasize to her that the behavior that she engages in is not OK."

Viewers could corroborate Alex's story. We've watched Jill make fun of several things from Alex's looks, to her children and her marriage while Alex stayed pretty quiet. Alex admits that was a mistake.

"Everyone else [except Jill and Kelly Bensimon] is well aware that we're all on a reality show and our job is to be real," she explains. "And actually what I realized was that I had to speak loudly enough, so that she can get the message that I was upset. And she was making assumptions, because she didn't hear me. That's what was actually dishonest on my part. But let me put it to you this way - I would be the same way with Jill in an empty room with no cameras."

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FIRST LOOK: ‘Glee’ and ‘Gossip Girl’ Stars Go ‘Back to College’ This Fall With Op

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Glee‘s Cory Monteith and Dianna Agron may play high school students on TV, but along with Gossip Girl‘s Jessica Szohr, 90210‘s Trevor Donovan and R&B singer Cassie, they’ve been getting a taste of university life lately, starring in Op’s ‘Back To College’ campaign.

In a follow-up to the juniors brand’s summer-BBQ-themed ads last spring, the same crew of fun-loving faces trade in their surfboards and hammocks for books and dorm rooms. Shot by photographer Larry Bartholomew on UCLA’s campus, the ads feature the cast snuggling on a couch at movie night, hanging out on campus, and goofing off in the hallway between classes–all dressed in Op’s on-trend looks.

“I love the plaid shirts!” said Agron, calling out her favorites. “All of the fall clothing from Op is perfect for hanging out on campus.”

Look out for the fall ads in August, when they hit fashion magazines. To check out Op’s styles, available exclusively at Walmart, visit walmart.com.

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Word of advice to Lady Gaga: Madonna did it first and she did it better

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Poor Lady Gaga.

She gets all dolled up - okay, in little more than her underwear - and treks out to Citi Field to catch a Mets game. She doesn't arrive until the fifth inning and she's shocked, shocked to find photographers there.

Then she did what any woman who wants to stay incognito at a ball game would do - strip down to her bra and panties.
They were studded, just what you want covering your posterior on a steel stadium seat, no?

Then, for good measure, she stood up to flip the bird at the offending lensmen in front of numerous Little Leaguers actually trying to enjoy baseball on a Thursday afternoon in June.

The lensmen weren't the paparazzi she sings about, but professional sports photographers who were probably paying more attention to the game than to Herself.

All these dramatics wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that she just released a new single, would it?
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A couple of Bonnie articles because your resentment is delicious

ORLANDO, Fla. --
Despite rumors of a magical engagement between “Harry Potter” star Bonnie Wright and “The Twilight Saga’s” Jamie Campbell Bower, the 19-year-old told Access Hollywood that a trip down the aisle with her beau isn’t presently in the cards.

“No, that’s not true,” Bonnie told Access at the grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday.

In May, Britain’s Daily Mail reported that Jamie, 21, who also stars in the last two “Potter” movies as Gellert Grindelwald – asked for Bonnie’s hand in marriage. The paper reported that their co-stars were stunned by the engagement.

The duo will be seen next in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I,” which opens in theaters on November 19.

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Bonnie Wright Picks Harry Potter over Twilight

Team Twilight or Team Potter?

For Bonnie Wright, who has played Harry Potter's true love Ginny Weasley for 10 years, the rivalry is personal: Her off-screen love, Jamie Campbell Bower, costars in both franchises. In the Twilight saga he plays evil Volturi vampire Caius, and he'll portray powerful wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

But Wright, 19, says there's no question where her allegiances lie.

"Harry Potter all the way,"
she told PEOPLE at Wednesday night's grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. "Since I was [9-years-old]."

In April, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reported that Wright and Bower, 21, had gotten engaged after a whirlwind romance.

How’s their love going? "It’s great," says Wright, who also said she was overwhelmed by the experience of walking into a fully realized Hogsmeade wizarding village at Universal Orlando. "I’m absolutely blown away," she said. "Shell-shocked."
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Did Homewrecker Keys diss Rihanna?

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In a recent interview with ELLE magazine, R&B songstress Alicia Keys shared some choice words regarding the direction of her music and image. Keys stated that her look is not “plotted” and that she refuses to adjust her image every time decides to release a new album. Peep what she had to say below:

“My look isn’t plotted out, like, I’m going to have red hair because it’s a new record. It has to be genuine, not a branding concept.”

Rihanna anyone?
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DanRad talks about final days of filming

Radcliffe ‘weeping like a baby’ at end of Potter
Actor who plays boy wizard dishes on end of filming, future without Harry

About 10 years ago, a 9-year-old Daniel Radcliffe auditioned for the part of a boy wizard in a popular series of kids’ books. This week, Radcliffe was a part of the grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla.

From the inside of Honeydukes (the candy store stocked with chocolate frogs, for you muggles), Radcliffe told me about the magic of the last decade.

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Oh Hell No -- Jermaine/Randy's Baby Mama Has Entitlement Issues

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TMZ has learned there's a standoff at the Jackson family homestead between Katherine Jackson and Jackson baby mama Alejandra Jackson -- but the smart money is on Katherine.

TMZ broke the story ... Katherine has asked Alejandra and her four kids -- Jermajesty, Jaafar (both fathered by Jermaine Jackson), as well as Donte and Randy Jr. (both sired by Randy Jackson) to move out, because they're just too much for Katherine to handle.

Although Katherine and the Michael Jackson estate have offered to let Alejandra and her brood move into a nearby condo owned by MJ, Alejandra has lawyered up. We're told Katherine wants Alejandra to sign a confidentiality agreement and Alejandra wants better digs and a fabulous parting gift in the form of money.

Sources tell us Alejandra's lawyer has not made a specific demand, but Katherine realizes she needs Alejandra and her kids to move so she can care for Michael's 3 kids. We're told Katherine is back in town and ready to lay down the law and tell her former daughter-in-law -- it's either the condo or the highway.

Mind you ... Katherine cares deeply for her grandkids but is not going to be held hostage by someone who has no legal claim. True enough, Jermaine owes Alejandra back child support ... but Katherine does not see that as her problem. Plus, Katherine is living on an allowance, can't afford a payoff and we're told the MJ estate will not ante up money for Jermaine and Randy's obligations.

Stay tuned.


What the hell is this woman thinking?

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This is a Maya Arulpragasam post

Dazed & Confused cover, SPREAD|Artculture cover, Maya talks some more about The New York Times, Lady Gaga, etc.

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M.I.A. says New York Times article is "lazy" and "weak"

M.I.A. has described a recent article about her in The New York Times as "weak" and "lazy journalism".

Earlier this year, the singer blasted the publication for publishing a story that rated war-torn Sri Lanka as the top holiday destination for the year.

She has since tweeted one of its writer's phone numbers after her criticisms of the newspaper in an interview weren't published.

M.I.A. told MTV: "You know for me it was about the fact that I said, 'F**k The New York Times', quite a few times and it was written about and then in the article it was ignored, when that was what was interesting.

"So why would they put me on the cover of The New York Times? That question was really interesting to me, she (journalist) didn't really explore it, she just took a cheap shot. For the first time you have the tools to fight back. Imagine if Amy Winehouse and Lindsay Lohan and all these people were able to fight back using the internet, because you can.

The New York Times was going to try and discredit my words and my experiences. I think you know what? I might have been a bit impulsive, but I think what we have found [is] a new way to deal with news."

M.I.A. recently leaked a third track from her new album /\/\ /\ Y /\ on her official website, called 'Steppin' Up'.

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HOLY SHIT YAY: Fassy might play young Magneto

James McAvoy has found his nemesis. Twentieth Century Fox is in negotiations with German-Irish actor Michael Fassbender for the role of Erik Lensherr, the man who becomes Magneto in the X-Men origin story X-Men: First Class. Fassbender, who most recently appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds, has been a hot commodity of late: Rumor has it he was considered for the villain role in the reboot of Columbia Picture’s Spider-Man. Fassbender appeared in Spielberg’s Band of Brothers and garnered a lot of attention for his role in last year’s indie Fish Tank as well as his role as Lt. Archie Hicox in Basterds. He’ll show up this weekend in the Warner Bros. flick Jonah Hex.

Fassy and James in the same movie?! BEST EVER. I don't know if I can see them in those roles, but WHO CARES. They're both marvelous.

tegan quin writes blog entries for papermag and looks adorable in photos

I need to pull it together and stop napping. I've been in Ireland for four days and so far I've napped three times. One of the naps lasted 12 hours. I'm not really a "nap person" in my regular life. In fact I think that naps should only be for babies, the elderly, pot heads and sick people. But apparently I'm all of those things now because I cannot stop napping. I've suffered through jet lag a billion times in my 12-year career and each time I've followed specific guidelines to help expedite the jet lag experience.

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My name is Tegan Quin and it's been two days since my last nap. As I write this I'm sitting backstage in Amsterdam at The Paradiso. We go on stage in one hour exactly. Since I last wrote we have been very, very busy. After our four days in Belfast we traveled to Dublin. I've only been there once, from what I remember. It kind of reminds me of SoHo or the East Village in Manhattan. Though I saw most of it from the window of our bus and the van that took us to our in-store so don't take my word as gospel.