July 1st, 2010


Randall Cunningham's two-year-old dies

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The 2-year-old son of former NFL star quarterback Randall Cunningham has died in what authorities on Wednesday called an apparent backyard hot tub accident.

The Clark County coroner's office identified the child as Christian Cunningham, and said the cause of death was pending.

Las Vegas police Officer Marcus Martin, a department spokesman, said the death appeared to have been an accidental drowning, but authorities were still investigating.

Cunningham was out of town Tuesday, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which first reported the boy's death.

The child was pronounced dead less than an hour later at St. Rose Dominican Hospital Siena campus in nearby Henderson, Nev.

Cunningham, a fleet-footed quarterback, played for 16 years in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens, and Baltimore Ravens. He was a Pro Bowl pick four times. He also starred at UNLV.

Cunningham retired in 2002 as the career leader in rushing yards among NFL quarterbacks with 4,928. The Eagles last year added him to the team's honor roll.

Cunningham returned to UNLV and earned his bachelor's degree in 2004 in leisure studies. He said at the time he wanted to set a good example for his children.

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white singer/actress danniii minogue may not return to x factor

DANNII Minogue has revealed she might NOT be returning to The X Factor after she's given birth.
Dannii Minogue, who has missed The X Factor audition process of this year's competition as she's pregnant with her first child, has said she might not be back for the live shows as she's yet to sign a contract.

Speaking in a recent interview, the mum-to-be brushed aside reports she's tipped to return in a £700,000 deal.

"All that's happened is I've met them [the producers]," she explained. "They're expressing an interest for me to come back and I'm expressing an interest to come back."

"We have to see if we can make it work."

The 38-year-old, who is currently in Melbourne with partner Kris Smith, has been replaced by a number of guest judges for the auditions - including Katy Perry, Natalie Imbruglia and Geri Halliwell.

However we think no one measures up to Dannii - whatever would we do without her and Cheryl Cole's fash-offs every Saturday?!


She also bought a multi-million dollar mansion in Australia AND IS MOVING IN :(
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Radiohead Post!

Phil Selway (radiohead's drummer) releases first song of solo album

Radiohead drummer Phil Selway is stepping out from behind the kit and strapping on a guitar for his debut solo album, Familial (out August 31), to become the third member of the Oxford, England, five-piece to go it alone (singer Thom Yorke and guitarist Jonny Greenwood preceded him). Selway has unveiled "By Some Miracle," his album's first official preview. Listen below or download it here in exchange for your email address.

"By Some Miracle" sounds nothing like any of Radiohead's material: it's a bedroom folk song with acoustic guitar, warm backing vocals, a spare string section, and Selway's soft whispers about "giving into temptation" and then "crawling back again" to win a lover's trust. Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche and multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone, ex-Soul Coughing bassist Sebastian Steinberg, and singer-songwriter Lisa Germano all contribute to the album.

In related news, Radiohead are currently wrapping up their new album, which guitarist Ed O'Brien said the band hopes to release before the end of 2010. Read more here.

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'Bueller' Star Busted -- Irresponsible Sex Offender

When Jeffrey Jones -- the guy who played Principal Rooney in "Ferris Bueller" -- turned 63 last September, he forgot one very important birthday ritual ... updating his sex offender registration.

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As you may know, back in 2003 Jones pled no contest to paying a minor for the purpose of taking sexually explicit photos ... and was required to register annually as a sex offender.

But according to the L.A. County District Attorney's Office, Jones blew off the requirement back in September ... a big no-no with officials. In fact, it's a felony.

Last Wednesday, cops finally caught up with the actor and arrested him. He was later freed on $20,000 bail.

If convicted, Jones faces up to three years in state prison.
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Kris Allen Was 'Pretty Upset' About Shirtless Photos

'American Idol' winner tells MTV News he was embarrassed by shots showing his 'pasty' body.

When shirtless vacation photos of Kris Allen recently landed him on the pages of JustJared.Com (and later TMZ), the modest "American Idol" season-eight winner was baffled that people would want to see what was hiding underneath his plaid shirts.

"I was pretty upset. It was like, 'Seriously?' " a visibly embarrassed Allen told MTV News during a recent New York tour stop.

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Source: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1642741/20100630/allen__kris.jhtml

I don't know anything about this guy/heard his music but he is hot and I like his speaking voice
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Latifah: Brown 'needs to be forgiven'

Queen Latifah has spoken out in support of singer Chris Brown.

The 40-year-old singer and actress hosted the 10th Annual BET Awards, where Brown performed a widely-praised medley of Michael Jackson songs.

She told The Dish Rag: "I thought Chris Brown's performance was amazing, just amazing.

"Not only was it a knockout performance, but his heartfelt emotion ... you can't plan that, you can't write that, it's just truth."

As well as commending his performance, the star suggested that it is time that people forgive Brown.

"The guy is a young guy and he made a big mistake and he needs to bounce back from that. And he needs an opportunity for a second chance," she said. "We can't condemn that kid. He's a kid and he needs to correct the mistake for the future, not live in the past.

"He needs to be forgiven. Enough already. We can't keep beating him up. [Rihanna's] going to grow and he's going to grow and we have to allow them both to do that."

Latifah recently released the book Put On Your Crown, which aims to help young women to build a strong sense of self-esteem.

Source: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/news/a235825/latifah-brown-needs-to-be-forgiven.html

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Sad Times: The composer behind the Charlie’s Angels theme has died….

Allyn Ferguson, TV Composer, Dies at 85

Allyn Ferguson, an Emmy Award-winning composer for television and a co-writer of the themes for the hit shows “Charlie’s Angels” and “Barney Miller,” died on June 23 at his home in Westlake Village, Calif. He was 85.

Mr. Ferguson also wrote orchestral scores for television adaptations of literary classics. But his best-remembered compositions were those he wrote in the 1970s with Jack Elliott — one for “Charlie’s Angels,” a catchy introduction to the exploits of three sexy female private eyes, and the other the jazzy opening for “Barney Miller,” the comedy series set in a Greenwich Village police station.

“Both are iconic in the sense that most people who were around in that era can easily recall those tunes,” said Jon Burlingame, a film and television music historian at the University of Southern California and the author of “TV’s Biggest Hits,” a 1996 book about television themes.

Mr. Ferguson and Mr. Elliot (who died in 2001) also wrote hundreds of underscores — setting the mood or propelling action — for episodes of series like “The Rookies,” “S.W.A.T.,” “Starsky & Hutch,” “Police Story,” “Banacek” and “Fish.”

“But if you look at Ferguson’s filmography, the majority of his career was really devoted to made-for-television movies,” Mr. Burlingame said. “He would write exciting, fully orchestral scores, often with classically swashbuckling sounds.”

Working alone, Mr. Ferguson wrote scores for more than 60 television movies, including a series of adaptations of classic literature produced by Norman Rosemont, among them “The Count of Monte Cristo,” “The Man in the Iron Mask, “Les Misérables” and “Camille,” for which Mr. Ferguson won an Emmy in 1985.

Allyn Malcolm Ferguson Jr. was born on Oct. 18, 1924, in San Jose, Calif., one of two children of Allyn Sr. and Florence Therien Ferguson. He took trumpet lessons when he was 4 and began studying piano when he was 7. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from San Jose State University and studied music with Nadia Boulanger in Paris and with Aaron Copland at Tanglewood in Massachusetts.

Besides his daughter, Mr. Ferguson is survived by his wife, the former Joline Clary; his sons, Dan and Todd; his sister, Marilyn Dallman; and six grandchildren.

Whitney Port Acne Cream Endorsement

Earlier this week, Whitney Port and MTV producers debunked reports that the reality star’s style-centric docu-soap, The City, was next up on the network’s chopping block.

Yet that doesn’t mean that the “California Gurl” isn’t keeping her career options open.

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We hear that Port has been appointed spokeswoman for a new acne-fighting treatment, Zeno. The former Hills star will film a campaign for The Zeno Heat Treat at a mansion in Nyack, New York this week. Keep your eyes open, Whitney’s first Zeno ads are expected to premiere later this year.

Cristiano Ronaldo Spits At Cameraman [VIDEO]

Some people sulk through defeat. Cristiano Ronaldo spits.

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The larger-than-life sportsman — owner of one of the world’s most famous crotches thanks to endorsement deals with Armani and Nike — showed some very poor sportsmanship after a devastating loss to Spain in the World Cup in South Africa Tuesday. Portugal’s own Ronaldo shocked soccer fans across the globe as he viciously opened his mouth and sent a loogie flying in the direction of the cameraman.

Following the loss against Spain, Ronaldo was asked to share his thoughts on where the Portuguese team went wrong.

“Ask the coach,” he sneered.

Wow — talk about a high-profile prima donna.

By Wednesday, Ronaldo was on damage control and doing his best to put his misbehavior on the field into prospective.

“When I said to ask the coach, it was simply because (manager) Carlos Queiroz was at a press conference and journalists could hear his explanations and because I did not feel in the right condition to explain what happened,” Ronaldo told South Africa’s Marca. “I never thought that these simple and innocent words could cause so much controversy. So I ask you not to look for ghosts where none exist. There is no case whatsoever. I am suffering and I have the right to suffer alone. I am devastated, completely devastated, frustrated and with unimaginable sadness.”


“Traveling Light” Isn’t In Paris Hilton’s Vocabulary

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The phrase “Pack Light” isn’t in Paris Hilton’s vocabulary. The Hilton heiress posed proudly perched with her extensive collection of Louis Vuitton luggage before heading to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup festivities this morning.

“All Packed and Ready for The World Cup! So excited!” Paris Tweeted before boarding a private jet Wednesday.

It appears the Girl Who Has Everything crammed everything except the kitchen sink into her more than 13 pieces of luggage. Geez Paris, are you visiting South Africa or staging a government takeover? You could likely feed a small country on what those bags are carrying.

Who knew PH was such a soccer fan?

'Double Exposure' photographer: Lindsay Lohan is so 'dangerous' that she could 'bite' you

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Is Lindsay Lohan wild enough to bite the hand that feeds her? One photographer thinks so.
Photographer Markus Klinko expressed his concern over shooting the 23-year-old actress for her 6126 leggings line on Bravo's "Double Exposure" Tuesday night.

"There's almost a dangerous element to her presence," he told the cameras before LiLo arrived for her close-up. "Is she gonna bite you? Is she just gonna leave?"

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Jean Paul Gaultier for La Perla Collection Preview

On Monday I reported that Jean Paul Gaultier has designed a high-end lingerie range in collaboration with La Perla, now here’s a peek at the collection. According to VOGUE UK, the collection consists of 27 styles – nearly all handmade – including a waist-cinching corset and bra inspired by the cone bra that the designer created for Madonna in the Nineties. Prices will start at £405 for bras and briefs and £811 for corsets. There will also be two limited edition garments, including a backstitch satin bra with a shoulder-strap motif, will feature in Gaultier’s couture show on July 7th.

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Alexander McQueen Cruise 2011

After taking the role of creative director at Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton’s first women’s collection for the label just bowed and WWD has a preview of the collection. For cruise 2011 (the label calls it pre-spring), the collection was inspired by Hans Bellmer’s dolls and samurai warriors, Burton said she wanted to “juxtapose the pale and the delicate with the bold and armorial. It’s about a highly structured torso that gives way to a more fluid silhouette or drop waists that lead to a finned trouser or skirt.”

The collection is looking pretty good, can’t wait to see more!

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Elizabeth and James Launching Eyewear Collection with Absolute Black Design

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and Ashley Olsen is expanding into eyewear under their contemporary sportswear line, Elizabeth and James, in collaboration with Hong Kong-based Absolute Black Design. According to WWD, creative director Jo Black’s team of 14 designers crafted two looks, Hudson and Fairfax, both made of acetate, high-nickel and stainless steel, with oversize black frames. Hudson is intended to be a variation of the classic aviator shape, and Fairfax is inspired by a cat-eye silhouette.

The sunglasses collection is slated to release in November priced from $155 to $265, there will also be a limited edition version of the Fairfax (pictured above) and Hudson (pictured below), with 24 karat-gold-coated lenses, will retail for $425 at select doors. The collection will be available at stores including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Harvey Nichols. Expect a bigger collection in spring 2011.

The Olsens chose Absolute Black Design to create the line because “they understood Elizabeth and James and the product…it felt right,” said Jill Collage, president of Dualstar Entertainment, Elizabeth and James’ parent company. In addition, “They have strong relationships in the international market.”

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Has the MTV-fying of Books Really Gone This far????

Top Teen Reads Announced for Contest

Teen Read AwardsTORONTO –Indigo Books & Music Inc. is proud to announce the first-ever Teen Read Awards, a celebration of popular teen fiction as well as the Canadian fans who read and love teen books. In the past five years, the teen books category has grown by 150% and has become the second largest at Indigo and Chapters, after adult fiction. The Teen Read Awards provides a new and exciting platform to support this enthusiasm and encourage reading and literacy among youth in Canada.
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Well, maybe it's a good thing. Anything that gets kids reading right? Who do you vote for?

Katherine Jackson to Produce MJ Movies

TMZ has learned ... Katherine Jackson is knee-deep in a business deal to produce and distribute several movies on Michael Jackson's life, and she is on a collision course with the MJ estate.

Howard Mann, the guy who co-authored Katherine's coffee table book, "Never Can Say Goodbye," is also producing a movie that will feature video from Michael Jackson's childhood through the end of his life.

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International Trailer Leak - Let Me In [Let The Right One In Remake]

Let the speculation begin! The international trailer has leaked online for Overture Films' Let Me In, the English-language adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist's bestselling Swedish novel, "Låt den rätta komma inn", a contemporary vampire tale about a young boy who befriends a girl new to his neighborhood. Could the Matt Reeves directed film starring Kody Smit McPhee and Chloe Moretz in the lead roles live up to the original Swedish film Let the Right One In? Probably not. But give the trailer a whirl and then talk below.


Honestly, not that happy with some of the stuff they are omitting for this remake, but I have to admit, the trailer looks pretty interesting.

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Who will replace Larry King?

Larry King's heir apparent

CNN execs remain tight-lipped as "Who's Going to Replace Larry King?" has temporarily replaced the long-running "Who's Going to Replace Simon Cowell?" as TV's favorite parlor game. (Get ready for "Who's Going to Replace Steve Carell?" -- coming next spring).

It's not an easy decision for CNN. The choice to replace King will have to be as comfortable interviewing politicians as they are interviewing hip-hop stars or ordinary folks who have been thrust into extraordinary situations.
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TL;DR: Ryan Seacrest and Joy Behar are the top picks, the Piers Morgan rumor was shit the British tabloids made up. Who else would work?

Judd Apatow + Paul Reubens = a new Pee-Wee film?

The Pee-wee Herman revival is extending all the way to the multiplex.

Judd Apatow is developing an untitled Pee-wee Herman feature for Universal that Paul Reubens is writing with thesp-scribe Paul Rust ("Inglourious Basterds," "I Love You, Beth Cooper"). Apatow will produce through his Apatow Prods. banner, though he will not helm the project. Pic is described as featuring the iconic geek -- known for his love of toys and nerdy catchphrases like "I know you are, but what am I?" -- in a road pic built around "a gigantic adventure."

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Taylor Lautner on Breaking Dawn Movie Two Film Split, Director Bill Condon, Renesmee, & 3-D Version

Taylor Lautner, who plays Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, gives his thoughts on the split of Breaking Dawn into two films in a new interview. Overall, he’s thrilled by the decision–

“I definitely think it was the right thing to do, for the movie and for the book, It’s hard enough to condense 500 pages into a script, but to condense 800 and everything that’s going on in ‘Breaking Dawn,’ it would have been impossible.”

Taylor also has a part of the new films he’s nervous about–but also really excited for–

“It’s the part I’m most looking forward to and the part I’m most nervous about: Renesmee, the baby,” he said, referring to the vampire baby spawned by Edward and Bella. Upon Renesmee’s birth, Jacob finds himself inexplicably drawn to the baby, effectively ending his feud with Edward over Bella’s heart. “That should be very interesting to film. But I’m looking forward to it! I’ve got the direction of Bill Condon, so I’ll be fine.”

Taylor Lautner also gives his view on new director Bill Condon and the idea that the last two films in the Twilight Saga could be shot in 3D:

“I met him briefly, very quickly, but not about ‘Breaking Dawn.’ He seems like a very nice guy,” the actor said. “Obviously, he’s ridiculously talented, so I’m excited that I’m getting to work with him twice.” “Usually, 3-D is best when it takes you into another world,” he explained. “I could see it going both ways. As long as we have the story line down and as long as we bring what was written on the pages in the book to life, then we’ll be fine no matter what we do.”


the other toy story


James May's Toy Stories

James is used to goofing around with his pals from Top Gear and taking on some insane challenges, but for this series he'll leave the keys to the supercars at home as he embarks on some ludicrously ambitious adventures and feats of engineering using classic toys.

Over the course of six episodes James and thousands of volunteers will undertake challenges like laying ten miles of model railroad tracks, creating a life-size bridge out of Meccano (aka Erector set) pieces and building a full-scale Lego house.

He'll get both adults and children out of the house and working side-by-side on these fun, spectacular challenges; reminding everyone of the joys of doing things together while playing with toys that have captured our imagination.

my baby daddy, captain slow, inspiring children...one toy at a time

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Sexiest pregnant woman ever y/n

Amy Poehler Rocks Her Baby Bump

Amy Poehler attended a New York premiere of Julianne Moore's 'The Kids Are All Right' with obvious reasons to smile - friend Rachel Dratch was her date and she was she has a burgeoning baby bump.

Poehler and husband Will Arnett, already parents to son Archie, are expecting their second child.

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So adorable, even right down to her roots
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EXCLUSIVE: Witness: Chris Brown Used Eye Drops to Fake Cry at BET Awards

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Crocodile tears?

Chris Brown caused a lot of chatter at the BET Awards Sunday when he broke down in tears during a Michael Jackson tribute.

An insider tells UsMagazine.com the crying was fake.

Before he took the stage to belt out "Man in the Mirror," a backstage source tells Us one of Brown's bodyguards gave the singer, 21, tear-inducing eye drops.

Brown's rep denies it, telling Us that Brown simply "was moved by the opportunity to pay tribute to his idol." But the witness says Brown definitely used drops.

Says the source, "He rubbed it in and he started crying."

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EXCLUSIVE: Megan Fox's Dad "Thrilled" About Wedding; Heard News Via Phone Call

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Transformers beauty Megan Fox really kept her recent Hawaiian nuptials to long-time beau Brian Austin Green hush-hush, telling her dad about the news only on the day of the wedding, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.

"Megan gave me a call after the ceremony, and then sent a photograph of her and Brian with her iPhone," Franklin Fox, who is a Tennessee parole officer, told RadarOnline.com.

Although Megan was primarily raised by her mother and stepfather after her parents' divorce, she credits Franklin with helping her pull of her Jonah Hex role as a weapons-wielding Frontier-era prostitute. "When I was 5 and 6 years old we went target shooting with shotguns. So I've handled a gun before - an enormous shotgun - when I was a little kid," she told MTV.

"My daughter looked very happy in the photograph that she sent me in what was a very private ceremony," Franklin added about the photo text message from Megan.

"I'm delighted for her and I've met Brian before and I think that he is a good guy and I hope they will be happy."

Fox broke millions of male hearts around the world when she got hitched to Green at The Four Seasons Hotel on Hawaii's Big Island last week. Fox and Green met on the set of Kelly Ripa's sitcom Hope And Faith in 2004 before getting engaged in 2006.

"We are in regular contact and I usually go and see her when she visits her sister in Florida," Franklin said. "I'm really thrilled for them both."


Abercrombie shuts NYC store due to bedbugs

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NEW YORK — Teen apparel chain Abercrombie & Fitch Co has closed its Hollister store in New York City due to bedbug infestation.

The store, in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood, was closed on Wednesday, the company said. It said it was in the process of removing the bedbugs and hoped to reopen the store soon.

Abercrombie & Fitch spokesman Eric Cerny had no comment on how the store closing could affect sales and profits.

Source - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38037505/ns/business-retail/

the pic i used, i actually saw the photoshoot. they created the entire treehouse in like hours, it was crazy. then they took it allllllllllllllll down & i was sad. also EW at the bugs, so so so nasty.

diego boneta joins pretty little liars

Guess who’s trading in 90210 for Rosewood?

Diego Boneta exclusively opened up to JJJ about his new role on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars during a photo shoot earlier this month in Los Angeles.

He shared, “My character is Alex, he’s a tennis player at the country club. He meets Spencer. The four girls actually go to this private school and Alex is really just a regular guy, he goes to public school and works part time.”

Check out what else Diego had to say on his character and working with the lovely Troian in the video below!

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Oh hi Elle Macpherson

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From Celebslam:

"The still-way-hot Elle Macpherson was leaving a party last night in London and as she was closing the door of her car, her top fell ever so slightly down her shoulder. And at that exact moment, a paparazzo holding his camera at his side, accidentally hit the "capture" button and took a picture. If you zoomed in enough, increased the pixel resolution to 250%, and used the high-tech photo software employed by NASA's Hubble Telescope to erase all the distortions, you could sorta see part of what looks like a nipple. Kind of. Hah!!! What a whore!!!"

+NSFW Pics At the Source

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Britney's ex-security guard's abuse claim is absurd

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TMZ has learned a former, part-time security worker for Britney Spears contacted the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services, claiming Britney abused her sons, but his timing raises suspicions.

Sources say Fernando Flores claimed Britney whipped one of her sons with a belt. Flores made other claims that Britney abused both sons. But sources tell us Flores did not utter a peep for more than a month after he was let go.

A source close to Britney and her family tells TMZ, "The allegations made by Fernando Flores are absurd." The source adds, "Flores was never an employee of Britney. He was never an employee of the Spears family. He worked part-time for a security company."

And sources say Children Services investigated -- as they must -- and determined the claim had no merit.


Update: "It doesn't matter who has made the claim, or how outlandish it may seem. During the visit by officials, there was absolutely no signs of abuse. The boys are happy well adjusted toddlers that love their mama and Britney is fiercely protective of them. "The investigation is 95 percent complete and no further action will be required. All that is essentially going to be done at this point is for the paperwork to be finished and then the case will be closed.

" Flores is described to RadarOnline.com as "an opportunist seeking his 15 minutes of fame. Flores is a former disgruntled employee that is trying to take advantage of Britney." Britney and K-Fed were spotted at the boys' pre-school graduation together last week. The family insider says, "Britney and Kevin parent the children together, and they have developed a very healthy relationship that truly enables the boys to thrive. They are united in parenting the boys and trying to raise them in as normal environment as possible. "If Kevin thought for one moment that the boys were in harms way while they are with Britney, he would immediately go to family law court to have the situation addressed and dealt with. There has been absolutely no action by K-Fed or Britney regarding any custody issues with the boys, RadarOnline.com has confirmed with public records with the Los Angeles Superior Court system. The last time there was any movement was in September 2009, and that dealt with one of the parents getting one more day of visitation per week.


The things people will do for money and 15 mins of fame are disgusting and sad, how do these people even sleep at night...

Kristen Stewart Talks About Replacing Angelina Jolie in Wanted 2 - Say what now?

They've gotta be smoking something to have this idea

Momentum on Wanted 2 got a serious bump on the nose when Angelina Jolie decided to ditch the sequel to 2008's runaway hit Wanted, which earned $341 million in worldwide box office. Wanted creator Mark Millar felt that the sequel would continue without Jolie, and in April, reports surfaced that Kristen Stewart would replace Jolie, with director Timur Bekmambetov reportedly meeting with Stewart at least once. MTV asked Stewart about Wanted 2, and the Twilight actress finally spoke out about the rumor.

"It's weird to answer questions like this. The only two projects that I am confirmed in now are On The Road and [The Twilight Saga:] Breaking Dawn."

Stewart admitted that the idea of being in an action movie definitely appeals to her.

"Yes, definitely — as long as it was good. Wanted was a great movie. James McAvoy makes that movie different from most other action movies because he's a real guy — you're so with him. I feel like most action movies don't have that. So if it had that, definitely. But I wouldn't just want to be in a mindless blow-up movie. I'm not into it."

So, we'll call this a...maybe?

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pic used because you've gotta be smoking something to pick Stewart to replace Jolie...also I'd photoshop Kristen into a Wanted poster but I'm at work lacking my photoshop
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LOL, Time to weep ONTD !

Eclipse' biggest summer opening ever, tops 'Dark Knight'

Summit Entertainment's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse earned an estimated $68 million its first day which is a new record for a Wednesday opening, surpassing previous record holder Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($62 million). The third installment debuted in a record 4,416 theaters.

While the opening day is not as big as The Twilight Saga: New Moon's record of $72.7 million, if the estimate holds it would still be the second-best single day and opening day ever and would knock The Dark Knight ($67.2 million) to third.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse cost about $68 million to make, but that's not counting the promo campaign for the film.

Directed by David Slade and written by Melissa Rosenberg, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone and Dakota Fanning.



Angela Basset joins "Broom"

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Angela Bassett will star alongside Paula Patton in Columbia's "Jumping the Broom," a wedding-themed ensemble comedy directed by Salim Akil.

Also joining the cast are Laz Alonso, Loretta Devine and Romeo Miller.

"Broom" revolves around the clash of two black families from opposite ends of the socioeconomic spectrum meeting for the first time during a weekend wedding in Martha's Vineyard.

Bassett will play Patton's mother, an heiress and a pillar of the Washington elite. Miller plays Patton's cousin, a senior at Yale. Alonso will play Patton's love interest. Shooting begins in early summer in Nova Scotia.


Madina Lake Bassist is doing better

Injured Madina Lake Bassist's Prognosis Is Good, Brother Says

Earlier this week, Madina Lake bassist Matthew Leone was savagely beaten and left unconscious after he attempted to intervene in a domestic dispute in his hometown of Chicago. He suffered a broken jaw, nose and a fractured skull, and doctors were forced to remove a third of his skill to alleviate pressure on his brain, which was swelling.
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Ke$ha’s music video for her official fourth single, “Take It Off“, has been booked and will be directed by Paul Hunter and Dori Oskowitz this month, according to VideoStatic.com!

BOOKED: Ke$ha - Paul Hunter + Dori Oskowitz, dir.

artist: Ke$ha
song: "Take It Off"
label: RCA
director(s): Paul Hunter + Dori Oskowitz
production co: Prettybird
rep: Doomsday Ent.

Paul Hunter also directed:

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Aguilera On Set Of 'You Lost Me" Video Shoot! - NEW HAIR!


Christina Aguilera is back in the spotlight after a four-year break with her new hit album Bionic and the upcoming movie 'Burlesque,' and the multiple-Grammy winner reveals to ET's own Kevin Frazier whether or not she plans to expand her family!

"Bionic is definitely my baby at the moment," says Christina. "Eventually, in the future, I do want to expand on my family and have another one, but for now, Bionic is the baby and 'Burlesque' is the other baby."

"I couldn't be happier about … the fact that the album's inspired by my son, and the future, and the feeling of the movement of electronica music, in a sense," says Christina, "but still maintaining that rawness of having those definite ballads that evoke that pure, honest emotion. … Being able to just pour my heart out into the beauty and emotion of a song is very important to me."

What kept her from the spotlight for so much time? Christina explains: "The first year we spent touring, getting pregnant, living that out, becoming a mother, taking the first year to sort of do the mom thing, feel what that's really like, and then be inspired for my new record. Then I accepted the movie 'Burlesque,' and that was almost a year away from the public eye."

Christina stars opposite Cher, Kristen Bell, Eric Dane, Alan Cumming, Julianne Hough and more in the upcoming big-screen musical, in theaters this November, and she says of the 'Burlesque' experience, "Acting is a completely different animal, but it definitely is something -- it gave me a lot of tools to now use in my world of music."

And Christina says that when she goes home at night after work, her two-year-old son Max with hubby Jordan Bratman gets all the attention a child deserves from a loving mother: "I sing my son to sleep with 'Mary Poppins' [songs]," she says, "and rock and cradle him and cover him up in bed and do really silly things that we won't even mention."


Megan Fox talks hollywood couples; Mom not invited to wedding

Megan Fox tied the knot last week with her longtime love, Brian Austin Green, in a very hush-hush ceremony in Hawaii. Never one to hold back on her opinions on various topics, such as her love of older men like Green and her tumultuous relationship with director Michael Bay, Fox is now speaking out about the often short shelf life of Hollywood marriages.


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Megan Fox's mom not invited to wedding!

Actress Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green may be in marital bliss right now, but we think that it's definitely going to be short-lived. According to reports, Megan Fox's own mom didn't find out about her wedding until we did. That's right - Darlene read about Megan Fox's wedding in the press:
   "If there was a wedding I wasn't there - but that's Megan all right. She would have wanted something low-key. She'd sneak off somewhere and surprise everybody later. If it's true they're married I'd be a happy mama."
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The 10 Most Disappointing Female Characters in Sci-fi TV

Who, me? Whatevs. STFD.

Surely I can get an ‘amen' from my geek sisters when I point out that we watch sci-fi too? So, why are there so few good female characters in science fiction television?

Certainly, things have improved slightly in recent years, but for every Kara Thrace there are a slew of disappointing female characters in her wake. At best, most female characters on sci-fi shows are annoyingly stereotypical and, at worst, are introduced as pointless eye candy.

These are my votes for the top ten disappointing female characters in science fiction television. Feel free to debate all these in the comments at the end...!

Spoilers ahoy!

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Blogger's Circle: Where Does Chris Brown Go From Here?

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FRESH (Crunk + Disorderly): Heartfelt or contrived, Chris Brown hit the reset button on his career Sunday night. Point blank period. In a matter of minutes the same individuals who pegged him out to be a villain were converted to platinum card carrying Team Breezy members. What can you do? If people can not only forgive Marion Barry after he was busted smoking crack in a hotel room but go on to re-elect him as mayor of Washington D.C. nothing surprises me about how easily public opinion can be changed with an apology. Bogus or not.
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Mel Gibson pulls a "Mel Gibson" aka a "Charlie Sheen"

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TMZ has confirmed ... Mel Gibson is caught on tape, screaming at his baby mama Oksana Grigorieva, "You look like a f*king pig in heat and if you get raped by a pack of ni**ers it will be your fault."

The tapes were secretly recorded by Oksana in the midst of their nuclear breakup and custody battle.

We've also confirmed Mel is heard on tape calling Oksana a "whore" and a "c**t."

The tapes have been submitted to the judge in their custody battle and is under seal.

TMZ broke the story in 2006 when Mel went nuts on a cop after being busted for DUI, saying, "F**king Jews ... The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."

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Update: And there is more than one disgusting outburst from Mel. RadarOnline.com has listened to the hate-fuelled rants the Braveheart star unleashed during fights with Oksana as their relationship unraveled. "You're an embarrassment to me," Mel tells her at one point. "You look like a f***ing pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n***ers, it will be your fault."

Mel's attorney told RadarOnline.com that he is no longer commenting on the case and said Mel's publicist is the only Mel official who will speak for him. Mel's profane outbursts are littered with references to Oksana being a "whore" and "c**t". In another tirade, Mel tells Oksana: "How dare you act like such a bitch when I have been so f**king nice." He warns, "I am going to come and burn the f**king house down... but you will blow me first."


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Rihanna shows off her gorgeous smile on the cover of Seventeen magazine’s August 2010 issue, on newsstands Tuesday, July 6!

Here’s what the 22-year-old Bajan beauty had to share:

On her emotional growth: “There’s a balance in my life that wasn’t there before. It’s a really different peace, a different energy.”

On finally being happy: “It’s really liberating. It makes you feel so proud when you look back and see how much it took you to actually get here. And it’s the best feeling. I’m really enjoying life right now.”

On being yourself: “Don’t be afraid to be yourself just because you’re not like everybody else in class. If you want to dye your hair green and that’s what makes you happy, then dye your hair green-no matter what other people might say about it. Not everybody is going to like you - that’s the world we live in; that’s reality.”
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Betty White as Renesmee?!

Where there's a will, there's a way, especially when it comes to casting hot commodity Betty White! When E! asked Twlight saga stars at the Eclipse premiere if they'd like to see 88-year-old White appear in the vampire franchise's final installment, Breaking Dawn, they all got on board with some clever casting stunts!

Robert Pattinson thought he could play...her dad? R-Pattz, 24, told E!, "She can be the baby," referring to the daughter named Renesmee that his character Edward and Bella (Kristen Stewart) have in Breaking Dawn.

Kellan Lutz was thinking along the very same lines, and replied, "I love Betty. I would love for them to do what they did in Benjamin Button with her and she can be Renesmee." Julia Jones had just the opposite idea about how to feature the beloved Hot in Cleveland star, suggesting White play Bella's "great-great-grandmother in a flashback scene."

Even Twilight saga novelist Stephenie Meyer agrees that the film's producers should find a place for Betty White in the final films. "We have so many vampires in Breaking Dawn, surely she can fit in somewhere," Meyer said, adding, "Wouldn't it be amazing if she was like just sitting there with a big group of the Volturi? That would be amazing." We love how much the adoration for Betty is only growing by the day, don't you?!

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Rathbone still promoting “The Last Airbender.”

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He’s been on a non-stop promotional trail as of late, and earlier today (July 1) Jackson Rathbone paid a visit to “Good Day New York.”

The “New Moon” stud looked to be in good spirits as he arrived at FOX studios in Manhattan to talk about his new movie “The Last Airbender.”

Last night (June 30), Jackson joined fellow celebrities Frieda Pinto and Dev Patel at the New York City premiere of the flick.

In addition, Jackson and the rest of his “Twilight” cohorts are experiencing some serious success at the box office with the release of their new film “Eclipse.”

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Britney Spears is a great mom, sky remains blue.

Claims from Britney Spears's former bodyguard that the pop star allegedly hit her two sons with a belt are false, sources tell PEOPLE.

"Britney is quite the opposite – she doesn't discipline them enough and she will do anything to keep the boys happy," says one source close to Spears. "There are issues with Britney, but her abusing the boys are not one of them."

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It's so disgusting that someone would lie about something so serious and create all this drama in her life just for a little cash.

Kelsey Grammer's wife files for divorce

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TMZ has learned ... Kelsey Grammer's wife, Camille Grammer has filed for divorce.

The divorce petition was just filed by her lawyer, Neal Hersh. She is seeking joint legal custody and primary physical custody of their children.

Camille is citing "irreconcilable differences." She is seeking spousal and child support.

The couple was married in August, 1997. They have two kids.

The picture (above) was taken June 13 at the Tony Awards.

Camille is a member of the cast of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

Poor Frasier.
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Warped Tour Bands Rally in Support of Music Saves Lives

Music Saves Lives, a non-profit organization from Southern California, is vying to win $250,000 in the Chase Community Giving contest going on right now at http://www.facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving. 18 bands from the 2010 Vans Warped Tour joined forces to create a PSA (featured below) to encourage fans to cast their vote for Music Saves Lives.

The bands featured in the video include:

Mike Posner
The Summer Set
The Cab
Mayday Parade
Parkway Drive
In Fear of Faith
The Bouncing Souls
Every Avenue
You Me at Six
The Rocket Summer
Pierce the Veil
Hey Monday
Four Year Strong
After Midnight Project
Sparks the Rescue
Breathe Electric

Warped Tour Bands Support Voting for Music Saves Lives

Source 1: http://www.youtube.com/user/musicsaveslives
Source 2: http://www.musicsaveslives.org

NAACP: Mel Gibson = out of control racist + bears = shitting in the woods

NAACP: Mel Gibson, 'Out of Control Racist'

The L.A. Chapter of the NAACP just reacted to Mel Gibson using the "N" word in an explosive fight with Oksana Grigorieva ... calling Mel "an out of date and out of control racist."

Leon Jenkins, President of the L.A. NAACP tells TMZ it's unfortunate a man "who has made his millions off of women, African-Americans and Jews harbor such racist, sexist, and anti-semitic feeling against people who have admired and respected him for decades."

Jenkins says "An apology is insufficent given his history of racism, sexism and anti-semitism." Jenkins adds, "No amount of words will change his image as an out of date and out of control racist."

Jenkins does end, however, with this: "Only a sustained period of positive acts can his legacy be redeemed."


For those of you who missed this delightful post earlier: http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/48455757.html
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Marina And The Diamonds On BBC Radio 1. Covers Magnetic Man!

Marina was live on Radio 1 again this morning, this time with Jo Whiley. She had a little chat, performed her new single Shampain and performed Perfect Stranger by Magnetic Man.

She wore pyjamas an outfit by her favourite designer Ashish.

Interview, Shampain & Arrival pictures all inside the cut.

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P.S : Still wishing on a Marina tag <3

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most famous full-figured model crystal renn is no longer full-figured :\

If ever there were a photograph to ignite passion or, better yet, fashion for passion, then it’s the below shot of Crystal Renn by photographer Nicholas Routzen for his booster campaign for children and the arts. You too can have this silk-screened tank top for two fives & a twenty by visiting Nicholas’s nonprofit Fashion for Passion online store. Please also visit the blog of Nicholas Routzen.


god...she used to be the idol for full-figured models

her weight keeps fluctuating tbh
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Dean McDermott In Intensive Care After Motorcycle Accident

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A motorcycle accident has again landed Dean McDermott in the hospital – this time in the intensive care unit with a punctured and collapsed lung.

"He's in a lot of pain," Tori Spelling, who has been by her husband's side since the accident (his second on a cycle this year), tells PEOPLE. "He's taking this as a sign and realizing family is too important to risk his life."

The reality star, 43, crashed on Tuesday, while dirt bike riding with two friends. After the crash, he couldn't move and was bleeding heavily from his right side with a puncture wound. He was taken straight to the intensive care unit at a Los Angeles-area hospital and, says Spelling, is expected to make a full recovery.

On Thursday McDermott felt well enough to Tweet. "Thanks for the well wishes. A collapsed lung is no fun, and is a lengthy heal. Feeling pretty bad today. Day 2 is always the worst," he writes.

Spelling, 37, whose new book, uncharted terriTORI, has just been released, recounts to PEOPLE how she found out. "His friend called me and said he was in the ER," she says. "He didn't want to scare me so he just said he had a crash and that they were X-raying him."

"At first I was mad," she says. "I was pissed that he was out biking and crashed. But when I showed up and saw him lying there, and they told me they were admitting him to ICU with a collapsed lung, my heart dropped. My biggest fear had come true."

Earlier this year, McDermott fractured his shoulder in a motorcycle accident. As fans of the couple's Oxygen reality show Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood know, the two have had an ongoing disagreement about the dangers of his high-octane hobby.

After the first accident, they compromised and McDermott agreed to give up professional racing and only ride recreationally. This time, he's promised his wife to never ride again and to get rid of his bikes.

"When I first saw him he just softly said 'I'm so sorry,' " Spelling recalls. "I just held his hand and cried. That's when he said, 'I'll never do this again. You and the kids mean everything to me.' "

The couple are parents to son Liam, 3, and daughter Stella, who recently celebrated her 2nd birthday with a Barbie-themed party.

McDermott is expected to remain in intensive care a few more days.

Source: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20398655,00.html

Tori must be FREAKING OUT. This is one of her biggest fears (right up there with flying) and she constantly writes about it in her books.

Gaga fans suggest duets with Nicki Minaj, Marilyn Manson, Beyoncé

These days, Lady Gaga will tell anyone who will listen that her new album is 100 percent finished, but that she won't be putting it out until next year. In fact, earlier this week at the kickoff of the North American leg of her Monster Ball Tour in Montreal, she told her "little monsters" that she's been listening to the new songs before taking the stage, and that she's simply dying to let her fans hear them. Of course, she followed that statement up by unveiling "You and I," a song that had leaked to YouTube a few days earlier, which only further whetted fans' appetites.

With so much brand-new Lady Gaga music so tantalizingly close to being released, we decided to ask LG's fans what they're expecting to hear on the album — and who, if anyone, they would like to see their Mother Monster collaborate with on the record. We heard a whole lot of the usual suspects — Britney Spears, Katy Perry (though we sort of doubt that will happen anytime soon), Madonna, etc. — but the fans in Montreal also had some rather, uh, less-than-traditional suggestions, some of which would be positively amazing if they every came to fruition. "I would like to see Marilyn Manson with her," Nicholas Vansorto said. "She has made a remix with him, but I would like to hear a song with Marilyn Manson and Lady Gaga. It would be amazing."

"Nicki Minaj!" Shareejah Daley suggested. "Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga would be crazy."

Of course, there are still those out there who think that Gaga's at her best when she's flying solo — and that's exactly what they want to hear on her new album. "I know she's not going to work with anybody — she's not going to do any duets," Genevieve Plante said. "I would like if she would continue on the way of 'Telephone,' or 'Dance in the Dark,' 'Bad Romance,' I would love that."

"I want to see her work with no one but herself right now, because Gaga's Gaga," Danik Renaud added. "So there shouldn't be anyone [else] — other than Beyoncé, of course."


Well, ONTD? Who do you want Gaga to collaborate with?

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Katy Perry
Marilyn Manson
Nicki Minaj
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Kristen Stewart Worries Fans Could 'Assassinate' Her

We may have discovered the reason behind Kristen Stewart's serious look on the red carpet: She's worried the crush of fans and paparazzi could someday rise up and kill her!

The actress, who's been busy these days with 'Twilight'-related appearances, tells Britain's Hello! magazine that she struggles to "keep myself from crying sometimes" at events upon realizing how quickly things could get ugly.

"I don't feel very comfortable on the red carpet," she said. "I look out there at a thousand people and I realize they could rush me and assassinate me. No security could protect me. Ostensibly they're fans, but I think about them turning on me."

At the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' last week, Stewart smiled and appeared at ease while working the red carpet alongside co-stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.

"It's a job," she told a reporter. "It's only crazy like this at these premieres, but otherwise I live a very normal life. I don't need anything else to ground me."

The film opened Wednesday and raked in a record $65 million at the box office, according to early estimates. Analysts expect it to ring up at least $150 million in its first five days, ensuring that the bankable Stewart will be walking red carpet for years to come.


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Also, morons:

Main Entry: as·sas·si·nate
Pronunciation: \ə-ˈsa-sə-ˌnāt\
Function: transitive verb

1 : to injure or destroy unexpectedly and treacherously
2 : to murder (a usually prominent person) by sudden or secret attack often for political reason

Main Entry: prom·i·nent
Pronunciation: \-nənt\
Function: adjective

1 : standing out or projecting beyond a surface or line : protuberant
2 a : readily noticeable : conspicuous b : widely and popularly known : leading

Say what you want about Kristen but she is definitely "widely and popularly known" ergo she is RIGHT and all you complaining whineyasses are WRONG. Please to sit the fuck down now plz.

And it is really not that unlikely; anyone remember Rebecca Schaeffer? But ho ho ho, joking about killing people is fun!

Man names daughter after a legend, mother is pressed and fat

Ian Clark of Northumberland has named his newborn baby Meggie Maisie Lady GaGa after his four-year step daughter suggested the name. As you might imagine, the baby's mother is pissed:

"I can't believe he actually went ahead and did it. Ian thought it was a really good idea but I told him no way. The registrar asked three times if there was anything he wanted to change about the name but he didn't back down. It's still strange to look at the birth certificate now."

The family is planning to get her name changed through the deed poll when she becomes legal.


Harry Potter fandom eclipses Team Twilight on Twitter

Harry Potter fans will not rest until they've out-posted every Twitter-based Twi-hard today — just for meanness’ sake and bragging rights.

"Eclipse," the third film in the book-based sparkly vampire series, after its first full day of release, but it ain't trending.

"Expecto Patronum," "Deathly Hallows" and "OTM Harry Potter" topped Twitter’s world trends earlier today (God, I love a nerd war!) as Potter fans all over the planet joined forces to keep anything pro-Twilight out of the top-10 list. But what does it mean?

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Adrien invasion

Adrien Brody, of all people, has stepped into Arnie's big boots for Predators, a redo of the alien shoot 'em up, as well as starring in the surreal film festival sci-fi horror Splice. He talks to Michele Manelis.

When he was 14, Adrien Brody sat in the cinema watching the ultimate tough guy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, lead an elite commando team into the forests of Guatemala to combat a hostile alien presence.

And, though much has changed in and outside the Predator universe, the biggest surprise for fans of the original is in casting this Academy Award-winning actor as Arnie's unlikely successor.

True, he has done a tour of jungle duty in Peter Jackson's King Kong which, like Predators pits him against all manner of lethal CGI beasts.

However, despite his ethereal appearance and a resume full of movies which tend to lean towards the cerebral such as The Village, The Jacket, and of course, The Pianist, there is an apparent macho existence which exists beneath the surface.

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Naomi Campbell ordered to give evidence in war crimes trial


British supermodel Naomi Campbell has been ordered to give evidence on 29 July in the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.

The UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone issued a subpoena forcing her to appear and said law enforcement agencies should ensure she did so.

Prosecutors say Ms Campbell was given a "blood diamond" by Mr Taylor in 1997 at Nelson Mandela's house in South Africa.  Mr Taylor is accused of using such diamonds to fuel a war in Sierra Leone.  Ms Campbell had previously refused to provide testimony in the case.

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It's always nice to start a new month with some good news and I think you'll agree this is rather good news.

We first mentioned this one almost a year ago and it is with much pleasure that we are now able to exclusively announce the release of EMI's 3-CD Special Edition and 5-CD, DVD and heavyweight vinyl Deluxe Edition of David Bowie's massively influential 1976 album, Station To Station ...along with the much bootlegged fan favourite: Live Nassau Coliseum '76.

Both the Special and Deluxe Editions are due on September 20th.

Here's the breakdown of what you can expect to find in each of these brilliant packages...

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Two little monsters get engaged at the Monster Ball!

They wore leather and lace, stiletto heels, studded jackets, crowns and Diet Coke-can curlers. Two of them even got engaged.

Yes, Lady Gaga's little monsters were out in full force on Monday night at the Bell Centre, for the kickoff of the latest North American leg of her Monster Ball Tour. And in a show of dedication that's practically unparalleled in pop music today, they got there early, waited in lines that stretched all the way down the Avenue Des Canadiens-de-Montreal and around the Rue de la Montagne (trust us, that's far), braved brutal winds and some genuinely ominous thunderclaps ... all in the name of Gaga.

It was alive and well at the Bell Centre, thanks mostly to David Hopps, who raised the bar for Gaga fans everywhere when he proposed to his girlfriend, Jenny Smith, during the show.

"I had no idea!" Smith said afterward, showing off her brand-new engagement ring. "I was really obsessed with her, and he had no choice but to be obsessed with her too. He bought me these tickets as a pre-birthday present, and then he proposed to me during 'Love Game.' "

"I was pretty nervous," Hopps laughed. "I really, honestly thought she'd say no, because she's way too pretty for me."


The couple is in this video, towards the end.


Emmy Awards 2010: Our Wish List For Voters

It's that time of year again, when the Emmy voters who comprise the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences must try to decide who to nominate for the primetime awards. Usually, we're disappointed by egregious oversights and the habitual rewarding of previous winners, but we're hoping that this time, the academy members actually think through their choices instead of just picking by rote. To make it easy on them, we've come up with suggested nominees for each of the major categories.

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Another Book-to-Movie Adaptation; This One Is Actually Decent

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Rob Reiner's (The Princess Bride, Spinal Tap, When Harry Met Sally, A Few Good Men, The Bucket List) new coming-of-age tale:

Everyone fondly remembers their first love. At least that is what Rob Reiner is counting on with Flipped, a romantic comedy about the bumpy relationship of a pair of eighth-graders that takes place between 1957 and 1963. "It feels a lot like Stand by Me," he says, referring to his nostalgic 1986 reverie on '50s boyhood. "It has the same tone."

The creator of such genre-crossing classics as The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally ... and A Few Good Men has his son Nick, 16, to thank for bringing the 2001 novel by Wendelin Van Draanen to his attention — and, yes, Dad made sure to acknowledge him in the credits. "It resonates with everyone and wonderfully observes how kids behave at that age."

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Did anyone else read this book as a kid?
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Prince to release new album '20Ten'

Prince will be releasing another free album on July 10th through the The Mirror newspaper and Daily Record in the UK (and other outlets across Europe). 20Ten will be the legend’s 27th studio album and the second time he’s teamed up with a paper to distribute his album for free – the first time was in 2007 with Planet Earth and coincided with residency at London’s O2 Arena. Above is the artwork (which Prince wore on his t-shirt at the BET Awards 2010) and below is the tracklisting.


1. Compassion
2. Beginning Endlessly
3. Future Love Song
4. Sticky Like Glue
5. Act Of God
6. Lavaux
7. Walk In Sand
8. Sea Of Everything
9. Everybody Loves Me
10. Bonus Track (Untitled)


Jane Lynch cast as Sam's mom on iCarly

Exclusive: 'iCarly' casts 'Glee' meanie Jane Lynch as Sam's MIA mom

Grown-ups love her. Teenagers love her. And now Jane Lynch is about to win over an even younger demographic by guesting on kiddie fave iCarly!

The Glee villainess has been cast as the much-mentioned-but-never-before-seen mom of Jennette McCurdy’s Sam, sources confirm to me exclusively. Her episode, which goes before the cameras next week, will air during the Nickelodeon hit’s upcoming third season.

It won’t just be Gleeks stoked about this casting coup, either. The actress’ own 8-year-old stepdaughter is a huge iCarly fan — so huge that Mom even included a reference to it in her wedding vows!

What do you think? Are you already an iCarly devotee? If not, will Lynch’s pop-in be enough to entice you to try it out? Sound off below!

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Family Of "Harry Potter" Actress Charged With Threatening To Kill Her

THE dad and brother of an Asian Harry Potter actress have been charged with threatening to kill her.

Pretty Afshan Azad, 23 — who plays Padma Patil in the hit films — was allegedly attacked at her home in Manchester.

Her father Abul Azad, 54, and brother Ashraf Azad, 28, appeared at Manchester magistrates' court on Tuesday accused of threatening to kill Afshan.

Ashraf is also charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The case was adjourned until later this month for committal proceedings to crown court.

Afshan is said to have been attacked at her home in Longsight, Manchester, on May 21 this year.

The beauty was studying for her AS levels at Xaverian College in Rusholme, Manchester, when she was first cast in the 2005 film Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire.

She has since appeared in three more of the wizard movies and is in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, due for release next year.

She plays Padma, a witch who is in the same year as Harry at Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry, and is the identical twin sister of Parvati Patil, played by actress Shefila Chowdhury.

Afshan had never acted before landing the role and has revealed how she only went to the audition — at her former school Whalley Range High School For Girls — for a laugh with friends.

She has since described appearing in The Goblet Of Fire as "the best experience of my life".

It is the latest disturbing attack on a Harry Potter star.

In May 2008 Rob Knox, 18, who played Marcus Belby in The Half-Blood Prince, was stabbed to death when he tried to break up a fight involving his 17-year-old brother Jamie outside the Metro Bar in Sidcup, Kent.

Abul and Ashraf have been released on bail and are due to appear on July 12 for committal proceedings to Crown Court.


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OK! EXCLUSIVE: Jake Pavelka Denies Gay Rumors

Since his highly-publicized split from Vienna Girardi, reports on Jake Pavelka’s romantic past have led to rumors about the former Bachelor’s sexuality. A close friend of the TV personality opens up to OK! exclusively about Jake, dismissing particular claims made by a celebrity entertainment magazine stating the reality star may be gay. The story claims Jake became very close with fellow Bachelorette contestant Juan Barbieri while taping the show (Jillian Harris’s season), and Juan took Jake to a gay hotspot Mickey’s in West Hollywood in mid May-2009.


“Jake has never even heard of Mickey’s, let alone been there,” a close friend of Jake’s tells OK! exclusively. “He has no problem going to a gay bar as a straight man. He has friends from all different places with different backgrounds, but this story is simply not true.”


The source adds that the only time Jake has been seen with Juan was on The Bachelorette set.

“They’re not even friends,” the insider continues.


In another bogus story regarding Jake’s romantic past, his ex-girlfriend Tanya Douglas claims Jake was still dating her during his time as The Bachelor.

“She’s angry and disgruntled because Jake broke her heart, but it simply was not meant to be,” Jake’s pal explains. “They were completely broken up before he went on to do The Bachelor, and friends and family can vouch for that.”


According to our source, Jake was looking for any reason to end his relationship with Tanya.

“She came with way too much baggage and sadly enough, she would get physically abusive with him,” the insider adds. “When she would hit him, he would get up and leave and tried to think of reasons that she would understand to leave her. He thought she was an absolute lunatic.”

Source -- www.okmagazine.com/2010/06/ok-exclusive-jake-pavelkas-pal-denies-gay-rumors/

Billboard Best & Worst National Anthem Performances Ever List

It must seem like a good idea. How else to explain why so many artists will try anything -- whether it's fiddling with the arrangement or striving for the glory notes that only divas can hit -- to put their own stamp on the national anthem? Getting booked to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a major event is an honor for any artist, so why not try and make it memorable, like Whitney Houston's epic take in 1991 or Marvin Gaye's eminently soulful '83 version?

Alas, not everyone -- in fact, almost no one -- reaches that level of greatness. With that in mind, Billboard brings you the 10 worst national anthem performances ever, after which you're welcome to purge your ears by listening to the five all-time best. Here's to U.S. of A.


10) Josh Groban and Flea, 2010

Back in January, we asked whether this unlikely coupling at the BCS championship game was the "weirdest national anthem ever," and with good reason. Josh Groban and Flea may be friends in real life, but their musical inclinations -- he's a popera star who cameos on "Glee," he's a funk-punk bassist who plays with Thom Yorke -- don't exactly scream "hot collabo."

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Andrew Garfield is the New Spider-Man

Andrew Garfield is the new Spider-Man.

The "Red Riding" star takes over the lead role in Sony's reboot of "Spider-Man" being directed by Marc Webb. The studio will release the film in 3D on July 3, 2012. James Vanderbilt wrote the screenplay.

As THR reported in May, Garfield was one of five candidates for the role.

The movie will be an angst-ridden tale centering on a teenage Peter Parker. Columbia wants to begin production by year's end.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Ausiello blind item: One hour drama thinking about making character HIV positve

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Now here’s a blind item you don’t see every day: An hour drama is contemplating making one of its male leads HIV positive.

If producers go for it, the story has the potential to be tremendously groundbreaking — a la General Hospital‘s long-infected and (knock wood) healthy lady doc, Robin. But…

What? There’s always a “but,” right? There’s still a chance the powers that be will go with Plan B and give the guy a scare rather than a positive diagnosis. Plan C — scrapping the story entirely — is also a possibility.

Regardless, we’ll find out around November, my source says, when the plot thickens — or doesn’t. One thing’s for sure, though: You will be watching. On an Aushole popularity scale, the show is about a 6.7.

So, guesses? The message board below is all yours. (Hint: I’m not talking about Saul on Brothers & Sisters.)

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Beatrice Borromeo Monte Carlo Chic

Journalist Beatrice Borromeo looked great last week while attending the Monte Carlo Show Jumping in Monaco with her boyfriend Pierre Casiraghi. One of Beatrice’s outfits included a the beautiful blue beaded shawl she is wearing in the above photo while on another day she donned a great cream blazer, jeans, and tasselled loafers for a very contemporary classic look.

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i love her classic style.

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July 10 - abbieisonfire + missthing19 prayer circle

July 10 Will Be Celebrity Wedding Day To Remember

July 10, 2010 is shaping up to be America's biggest celebrity wedding day - EMILY BLUNT and JOHN KRASINSKI, CARRIE UNDERWOOD and former MTV VJ LA LA VAZQUEZ (who?) will all exchange vows within hours of each other.

U.S. magazine Life & Style reports Blunt will become Mrs. Krasinski, brb eating my feelings and dying in a cave Underwood will exchange vows with ice hockey ace Mike Fisher in Georgia and Vazquez will wed her longtime boyfriend, basketball star Carmelo Anthony, on the same day.

The publication reports Vazquez will wear a Vera Wang gown for her big day.

She says, "It's so exciting that everyone is getting married on this date."

The date has an ironic twist for Underwood - 10 July is her former love rival Jessica Simpson's birthday. The two singers clashed over reports the country star still received texts from her ex Tony Romo while he was dating Simpson.


Tilda Swinton; The Academy Award winner chats about her latest film "I Am Love."

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Tilda Swinton’s latest film is a high cal love fest. In I Am Love (in theaters now), she plays a rich wife in love with the handsome chef. It follows that the set was brimming with every delicious food possible. “It’s a film about rich people, but it was a very poor film,” Swinton says with a laugh. “I know actors complain about food scenes because they have to eat all day. On this set, we were hungry. When food was eaten, everyone was smacking their lips! Our food was created by a great chef who has two award winning restaurants in Milan,” she marvels. “It wasn’t that glazed fake film food! It was delicious.”

It took 11 years for the producer and star of the new indie sensation I Am Love to find her happy movie ending. “A lot of artists who work in a spirit of independent film often find that a decade goes by while you’re growing your ‘seed,’” says the Oscar winning actress who collaborated with Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino to bring her lovefest to the big screen. The film is set in Milan and revolves around the wealthy Recchi family, which is in an upheaval when Eduardo Sr., the family patriarch, declares he’s retiring and will name a successor to run his mega company. Swinton is the wife of one of the sons. A Russian immigrant, she has worked hard to fit in with a rich lifestyle, but slips when she falls in love with a cook and begins a passionate affair that changes everyone.

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Zuko's VA Dante Basco Finally Speaks Up About Airbender Movie

Today is the opening of the film “The Last Airbender”, a show based on Avatar, the animated series that I played the role of Prince Zuko, one if the lead characters. Now, with this event happening, I have been getting numerous emails and questions of how I feel on the casting of the film and ultimately does it warrant a boycott.

Now some come from fans that would have like to see me play the role I originated for the series, they want to see me play Zuko on the big screen, and I must admit, I would have loved to do the role. I was told many of the producers were pushing to make that happen but M. Night Shymalan, the director of the film had another vision. Also him casting his country man Dev Patel, doesn’t bother me, he’s a fine young actor and I’m sure he’ll do a great job. For other’s the question of boycott comes from the casting of the other character, mainly, Ang, Katara and Sokka. For those that may not know the series, when you break it down to the bottom line, many feel that “white” kids were cast as roles that were supposed to be “asian” kids from the series.

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If you don't know, as stated above, Dante Basco is the voice actor for Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender cartoon. Aside from his many voice works, he's also been on screen. You may recognize him as Rufio in Hook.

I bolded some key points, but it's really worth to read the whole thing. I know many people have been asking himself and he hasn't said much until now.

He really gives multiple points of views and I thought he was being pretty classy mostly, but still honest at the same time. If he were ten years + younger, he would have been a good Zuko. He's almost hitting 35, a little too old to play a teen, young looking or not. Plus it would block someone else more age-appropriate from the chance.

ONTD, what are your thoughts?

Trent Reznor Scores Facebook Movie

As the NIN Hotline points out, today, the Nine Inch Nails website's news feed featured a message from Trent Reznor announcing that he and longtime collaborator Atticus Ross have written the score for David Fincher's new film The Social Network, which is about the founding of Facebook. It stars Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Rashida Jones, and Justin Timberlake.

Reznor writes, "I've always loved David's work but quite honestly I wondered what would draw him to tell that story. When I actually read the script and realized what he was up to, I said goodbye to that free time I had planned." He also mentions that he and Ross are currently in the process of "distilling the large amount of music we've written for this down to a satisfying record (or two)." He adds, "The film opens October 1 in the U.S. with the record likely available a couple of weeks ahead of that."

Reznor calls the film "really fucking good. And dark!" I gotta admit, I'm extremely curious to see how Fincher turns the story of a bunch of nerds sitting at computers into something that Trent Reznor considers "dark." 


It's been a while since one of them had a child

Zac Hanson (24) announced on Kidd Kraddick this morning that his wife Kate (26) is expecting their second child.

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They were married on June 3, 2006. This is the second child for them. The couple's son John Ira Shepherd Hanson ("Shepherd") was born on May 27, 2008.

For anyone who doesn't know. Isaac (29) has two sons and Taylor (27) has three sons and a daughter.

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Rachel Dratch Is Pregnant!

Our friend Dave Rubin of the Six Pack was trolling the red carpet last night at a New York screening of The Kids Are All Right when he spotted a baby bump! And it wasn't the one on Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler — it was the one on her friend and fellow SNL alum Rachel Dratch! Rubin congratulated a slightly flustered Dratch, who hasn't shared the news publicly but who got up to pose in front of the cameras with Poehler, bump to bump! Congratulations, Rachel!

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hope her baby is bff with amy's baby tbh

NBC Shuffles Fall Schedule, But Who Cares: Becki Newton is Pregnant!

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Ruh-roh. NBC is already tinkering with its fall schedule, bumping the comedy Love Bites to midseason and replacing it in the Thursday-at-10 slot with a regular, noncelebrity edition of The Apprentice.

How come?

Bites has been dealt two big setbacks — one happy, the other not so much: Leading lady Becki Newton is pregnant with her first child (congrats!)…and showrunner Cindy Chupack has stepped down for personal reasons (drat).

“Launching an anthology series, which breaks the form in so many ways, is a huge undertaking, and I strongly feel that I can be most helpful not showrunning, but writing,” said Chupack in a statement. “It just became clear that for several reasons, some of them personal, this change (and a little more time) is what we need to launch this show properly.”

Additionally, the Peacock is now confirming my scoop from last week that Jordana Spiro is out due to her ongoing commitment to My Boys. There are no plans at present to recast her role of Frannie.

NBC’s scheduling guru Mitch Metcalf says the decision to hand the plum Thursday-at-10 p.m. slot to The Apprentice was “the simplest option,” adding that the show “was well along into production and will be able to join the [fall lineup] without missing a beat.”

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Undercovers Post - Review, First Looks and Casting News

"Undercovers" is a spy love story about a couple that retired from espionage when they fell in love and got married. When we meet Steven and Samantha, they are operating a small catering company in Los Angeles with the help of her younger sister, Lizzy. They are sucked back into the CIA to help rescue another spy who has disappeared and realize what they've been missing.

Who's in it: Boris Kodjoe ("Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Vacation" and "Soul Food") as Steven Bloom, Gugu Mbatha-Raw ("Dr. Who" and "Bonekickers") as Samantha, Jessica Parker Kennedy ("Smallville") as Lizzy, and Gerald McRaney ("Jericho") as Carlton Shaw, Steven and Samantha's agency liaison.

Who made it: J.J. Abrams co-wrote the pilot with Josh Reims ("Brothers & Sisters" and "What About Brian").

Thumbs up: Although it's nutty that we need to point this out in 2010, it's refreshing that the series is led by two African-American actors. Kodjoe and Mbatha-Raw are sexy, appealing and believable as a couple.

Thumbs down: Some cheesy moments in the writing.

Verdict: With some improvements in the writing/editing, this romantic-adventure story could have a shot.

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