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Next Queens of the Stone Age LP "All About Wiggling Hips" Josh Homme on his band's 10th anniversary and revived label Rekords Rekords
Josh Homme has kept his schedule packed in recent years, recording and touring with Queens of the Stone Age and the Dave Grohl-John Paul Jones supergroup Them Crooked Vultures. But the singer-guitarist has chosen to revive an old passion project, Rekords Rekords, a once-boutique label that issued releases by Homme's Desert Sessions projects and Eagles of Death Metal. This time around, Homme's got the backing of indie label Dangerbird and a stacked lineup of releases, including new Desert Sessions releases, a box set collecting all the Desert recordings, Queen's guitarist Alain Johannes' solo debut, plus art books and DVDs. "I want to make Rekords Rekords like the Wolfman Jack of releasing stuff," says Homme, referring to the iconic 1960s radio jockey. "You listen to him for his taste. I want to build up a trust with the audience. Our slogan is 'Where the "Shit" Hits the Fan' — with the 'shit' in quotes."
As a major-label artist, Homme has experience working with A&R executives who are focused more on selling records and scoring radio hits than the aesthetic quality of the music. But he's taking an opposite tack when it comes to his label's releases — and he credits the implosion of the label system. "Finally we're in a time frame where you can make music and art just for the sake of it," he says. "There's no tap dance with [a label executive] who just wants to sell stuff. My only rule with Rekords Rekords is that I have to love nine out of 10 songs." First up? Johannes' debut Spark (out August 31st), which is a tribute to the passing of his wife (and Queens keyboardist) Natasha Shneider.
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Label politics have delayed JoJo’s new album All I Want Is Everything, but the good news is that the project is nearing completion and a single should be out soon. The 19-year-old songstress stopped by Rap-Up’s Pre-BET Awards Lounge to update us on her next LP.
Get up to speed on her latest direction, who she’s been in the studio with lately, the status of her viral video “In the Dark,” and whether we’ll get an album in our hands by the year’s end.
I'm so excited and this album needs to a masterpiece, damnit!
Remember Caster Semenya? She's the champion runner from South Africa who gave your silly ass the giggles because she has semen all over her last name? Caster is also the runner who had everyone and their cousin sticking their nostrils in her crotch, because there were rumors that she has a peen instead of a poon. Back in November, a source said that after several highly scientific tests were conducted (Note: Basically, they just compared her genitals to Khloe Kardashian's) to determine Caster's official gender, they discovered that she has both dude and lady parts. Specially, they said that Caster has two internal testicles. That's two more testicles than Jon Gosselin has.
At the time, the source also said that the International Association of Athletics Federations would meet to decide whether or not Caster should be allowed to compete again. Well, there's good news for Caster, because they have ruled that she can return to the track starting right now. They also said that Caster is a woman by their standards. Cut to Brooke Hogan giving Caster the nastiest stank eye, because she's been waiting all her life for someone to say that about her.
Here's the IAAF's official statement:
"The process initiated in 2009 in the case of Caster Semenya has now been completed. The IAAF accepts the conclusion of a panel of medical experts that she can compete with immediate effect. Please note that the medical details of the case remain confidential and the IAAF will make no further comment on the matter."
This whole thing has been such bullshit. Yes, Caster has the abs of a He-Man doll, but so does Jillian Michaels and is anybody accusing her of being a dude? Okay, bad example, let me try again. Yes, Caster has the biceps of a ripped pit bull, but so does Sheree from The Real Housewives of Atlanta and is anybody accusing her of being a dude? Shit. Another bad example. I'm totally not helping Caster's cause.
Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon were together on the LA set of Water for Elephants on Friday. Both actors were spotted at work solo earlier in the afternoon — Reese was decked out in her glam red dress, while Rob made sure to stay caffeinated before the late night shoot. Robert and Reese also shot side-by-side when production of their film was out in Ventura, CA just a few weeks ago. Their latest stint in front of the cameras appeared to take a turn for the romantic, however, with Robert and Reese leaning in for a kiss! The adventures of Robert and Reese's characters unfold in the book on which their movie is based — make sure to follow Buzz's Summer reading group as they make their way through the publication.
Raquel Welch is an ageless goddess perfectly carved from a bronzer stick and she can do no wrong, so I'm not sure how this tragic situation happened to her at the opening of The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia on Friday. AND Raquel is a master wig mistress so we all expect her to always be at the top of her wig game! That wig looks like it's trying to pry itself off of her hairline so it can quietly find the nearest exit. We know that's not what it's trying to do since we'd all chew our own nipples off in order to sit on Raquel's head.
Where was the Beyonce in Raquel's life to blend that mess and secure it with wig saliva (aka glue)? I mean, why is Raquel making it so easy for her enemies to snatch her wig off?! WIGS BETTER ROLL for this shit!
That being said, Raquel's exquisite lip liner looks like it was applied by the hand of Renoir.
Andrew Garfield stands before a huge spiderweb at a photocall for Summer of Sony on Thursday (July 1) in Cancun, Mexico.
The 26-year-old British actor will be playing Spider-Man in the 3-D reboot of the classic series, expected to hit theaters in 2012!
“Though his name may be new to many, those who know this young actor’s work understand his extraordinary talents,” director Mark Webb (pictured with Andrew) said in a statement. “He has a rare combination of intelligence, wit, and humanity. Mark my words, you will love Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.”
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Is the WWE Universe ready to go with the Flo? America's favorite TV mom, Florence Henderson, will guest host Monday Night Raw live from Lexington, Ky.
A television, film and Broadway star, Henderson has entertained a variety of audiences for more than 50 years. She is perhaps best known for playing Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch.
Has Henderson's motherly TV experience prepared her to deal with an explosive "bunch" of WWE Superstars and Divas? Tune in to find out.
To learn more about Florence Henderson, please visit http://flohome.com/main.htm.
Be sure to tune in Monday nights when the biggest stars from all over the world have the opportunity to take over as Raw’s special guest host.
omg I hope she challenges alicia fox for the butterflyweight title!!!
Photographs from actress Lindsay Lohan's probation violation hearing today—where she was sentenced to 90 days in prison—reveal a, um, secret message from Lindsay. A secret, curse-word message. That she wrote on her fingernail.
LOL. I can't even..
CHERYL Cole is battling one of the world’s deadliest strains of malaria, it emerged yesterday.
The star is being treated for falciparum, which expert David Mabey called “the kind that can kill you”. Mr Mabey, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, added: “Other forms are milder.”
Cheryl contracted the disease on a trip to Tanzania with dance hunk Derek Hough, 25. She has pulled out of filming this weekend’s X Factor audition in Manchester.
Worried show boss Simon Cowell, 50, said: “We’re all thinking of Cheryl but she shouldn’t come back until she’s well enough. The important thing is to take care of her health and strength.”
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What do you think bbs? Do you also feel like it was really disrespectful for The Daily Show to blur out the word shit but not the word other word?
Elle Macpherson is getting slammed by international animal-rights groups for a recent interview she gave to The Times Online. She was asked about her interest in Chinese medicine, and she described the taste and effect of powdered/crushed rhino horn. Rhinos are on the verge of extinction, mind you - mainly because they are being poached for their horns, which are extremely valuable in Asia and to select, ignorant rich bitches:
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That's just wrong, imo. Killing innocent animals for vanity? F'ed up.
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As a first-time mom, Bethenny Frankel is happily focused on pampering her new baby, 8-week-old Bryn. But the reality TV star says her own childhood was far less loving.
"I never had a true childhood," Frankel, 39 – the only child of legendary horse trainer Bobby Frankel and his first wife, Bernadette – tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story. "There was a lot of destruction: alcohol abuse, eating disorders and violent fights."
The Real Housewives star – whose new Bravo reality series, Bethenny Getting Married? chronicles her whirlwind romance with businessman Jason Hoppy and the birth of Bryn – says she has long been estranged from her mom, whom she describes as "extremely volatile. She was never a mother to me."
Now, Frankel says she is grateful for the chance to create a stable home with Hoppy and their daughter: "I live for this baby."
by Dotson Rader
PARADE's July 11 cover story is a one-on-one sit-down with Salt star, Angelina Jolie, who speaks with PARADE's Dotson Rader about everything from her home life with Brad Pitt and their children to her late mother, a rebellious youth, and run-ins with the paparazzi.
Here are some highlights from PARADE's cover story.
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Grinderman release their second studio album through Mute on September 13th. The unequivocally titled Grinderman 2 was recorded in 2009 at London’s State of The Ark and Assault and Battery studios. Co-produced by Grinderman and Nick Launay, the nine-track album was mixed by Launay at London’s British Grove in August 2009 and Los Angeles’ Seedy Underbelly in April 2010.
Grinderman are Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos.
1. Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man
2. Worm Tamer
3. Heathen Child
4. When My Baby Comes
5. What I Know
8. Palaces Of Montezuma
9. Bellringer Blues
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New single "Heathen Child" out 30th Aug 2010
one of the promos for the new album
I know you’ve all penned this day in your calendars, I know I’ve been waiting for this day a long time: Today, LR Health & Beauty Systems is debuting squinty tough guy Bruce Willis‘ “signature collection,” which he created in partnership with the German beauty company.
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TBH, its actually pretty decent.
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Lady Gaga's exclusion from the best new artist category at this year's Grammys has caused the Recording Academy to change eligibility requirements for the next ceremony.
Although Lady Gaga was the most popular new artist of 2009, she was ineligible for a best new artist nomination. Her hit "Just Dance" had been nominated in 2008, before she was a platinum-selling act, and previous Grammy nominees can't be nominated for best new artist.
After Lady Gaga was excluded, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow said: "There will be some changes so that particular situation won't repeat itself."
The changes were announced Wednesday. The rule change allows previous Grammy nominees to be eligible, as long as the artist hasn't released an entire album and doesn't win.
"More and more, the first release of a new artist is as a featured artist on someone else's album or the new artist may release a single long before the release of his/her/their entire first album," the Academy said in a statement. "By current rules, if the other artist's album or the new artist's single receives a nomination, the new artist may never have the opportunity to compete in the best new artist category. With this change, each artist will have at least one opportunity to enter in this important and highly visible category."
Changes were also announced in other categories. Classical producers no longer have to submit a minimum of three recordings to be eligible for a nomination for classical producer of the year, and like non-classical producers, can submit just one recording.
In addition, classical box sets will be eligible if more than 51 percent of the material is at least 5 years old.
The Academy also voted to exclude all Grammy performances, and performances during any Recording Academy event, from consideration for a Grammy. The change was made to ensure the "integrity of The Recording Academy and to be completely impartial in our awards process."
Jessica Simpson is planning to get her music career back on track — and she’s keen for Katy Perry to give her a helping hand, insiders say.
Simpson — who abandoned pop music and ventured into the country music market in 2008 — wants to relaunch herself on to the music scene with a new image and sees Katy as the perfect role model.
“Jessica is busy working on new songs and a new direction and has a number of names she would love to collaborate with,” said a source close to Simpson.
“Jess has a number of names she would love to work with and Katy is at the top. She’s hoping she might be able to work with her in some way and maybe even perform with her.”
Dina Manzo has made it no secret that her surprising departure during this season's "Real Housewives of New Jersey" was the result of her never-ending feud with cast mate Danielle Staub.
However according to the former reality star, catty fights and gossip were not the only reasons for her sudden absence.
Manzo, 40, reveals to Life & Style that the real reason she walked away from the hit reality show was because Staub tried to have her daughter taken away.
During the show's first season in 2008, Manzo's daughter, Lexi, then 12, required parental permission to join the cast. Both Manzo and her ex-husband gave their permission.
"My ex husband was well aware of Lexi's involvement in the show," Manzo told the mag. "She would often call him with details after a day of shooting."
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Internet memes, or ideas that spike in popularity online, are notoriously flash-in-the-pan. Remember the "dancing baby" in the 90's? He's long been replaced by LOLcats, Chuck Norris facts, and fail whales. So we were more than surprised when we noticed these tattoos of Internet memes. It's pretty bold to permanently alter your skin because you saw "Pedo-Bear" and thought to yourself, "This will never be awkward to explain later!" And by bold we mean stupid, but stupid is funny!
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Amy Winehouse Performs ‘Valerie’ with Mark Ronson
Amy Winehouse,showing off her new breasts, surprised clubgoers at Mark Ronson’s show at the 100 Club in London on Tuesday night (July 6). After throwing back a beer with her pal, the troubled star slurred her way through “Valerie.” Amy is prepping a new studio album, forming a supergroup with The Roots’ ?uestlove, and collaborating with Ronson on a song for Quincy Jones’ tribute album Q: Soul Bossa Nostra. Watch her return to the stage below.
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Here she is outside the Jazz Cafe in London where she was partying with music producer Mark Ronson.
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Looking stunning hanging out of a car window arriving for Mark Ronson's gig at the 100 Club in Oxford Street London.
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Former pin-up Kendra Wilkinson's life these days is more playtime than Playboy, but that suits the blond bombshell just fine.
"I'm where I always wanted to be," Wilkinson, 25, told the “Today” show Tuesday.
The reality star, who shot to fame as one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends on E!'s "The Girls Next Door," says life as a wife and mother is "almost perfect," but wasn't always this way.
"It's been an uphill battle," she writes in her new book "Sliding Into Home," an excerpt of which can be read on msnbc.com. "And while life is great ... before I can talk about the best of times, I need to tell you about the worst."
In the memoir, Wilkinson revisits her party-girl past and reveals how she started using drugs at 13 and worked as a stripper.
"I always knew that was wrong," she told "Today." "I kind of lost myself for a little bit."
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August Diehl's Band Hands Up-Excitement Touring
Hands Up-Excitement (August's band, where he's the guitarist) has just posted new tour dates for this Autumn on their Facebook page.
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August and Daniel thank you for your time
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David Duchovny and Tea Leoni spent the day at the beach on the 4th of July.
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Sony Pictures UK has released this international trailer for The Green Hornet, opening in North American 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on January 14.
The Michel Gondry-directed adaptation stars Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Christoph Waltz, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour and Tom Wilkinson.
What do you think?
...called Ethan Edward Smith in Melbourne. Oh. Nice name.
The baby, named Ethan Edward Smith, was born on Monday. It's Dannii and model boyfriend Kris Smith's first child.
A spokesperson for the couple said: "Kris Smith (Who?) and Dannii Minogue are thrilled to announce the arrival of Ethan Edward Smith on
"Mother and baby are doing well and dad is very proud. They request their privacy at this special time to adjust as new parents."
On Monday afternoon, Dannii also spoke out over Twitter - not about her baby, but The X Factor. She wrote: "Looking forward to catching up on #XFactor auditions. Can’t wait to see Simon, Cheryl and Louis again soon – miss them very much. Dx"
Oops. Well you won't actually be seeing Cheryl babe.
Congratulations to Danni, her family etc.
Reliable source here
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Burton is also self-conscious about discussing her personal life. Though she has not confirmed a report that she and beau Jeffrey Dean Morgan (’Supernatural’) welcomed a baby in late 2009, Fancast had to ask: “At the time you left ‘One Tree Hill,’ could you ever imagined that a year-and-change later, you’d be a mom and have a role on one of summer’s hottest shows?”
“No. No…,” she nearly interrupts, acknowledging the whirlwind year gone by and its many surprises.
“Not just in the last year, but my life has always been kind of risky,” she shares. “But I’ve always had a really supportive family that made me feel comfortable leaving my comfort zones. And in leaving my comfort zones, I found great rewards. So where I’m at right now in my life… I don’t want to be, you know, braggy about it, but I’m really happy.” A beat later, she smiles and adds: “So there!”
I can't wait for White Collar to come back! Was that pretty much a confirmation of the baby news from one of them finally?
The ‘Gossip Girl’ star is now fronting her own band The Pretty Reckless and admits it makes her mad when people say she is the new Miley just because she acts and sings and is a teenager.
Taylor, 16, fumed: “I’m not looking to be Miley f***ing Cyrus. I don’t care about the fame. I do it because I love music. I like making records and if people like them, then we’ll go along for the ride.”
Although the blonde star wants to avoid comparisons with Miley, 17, she insists she doesn’t have a problem with her personally, just the Disney show ‘Hannah Montana’ that catapulted her to fame.
She added to this month’s UK issue of FHM magazine: “I’m not dissing Miley personally. However, I do think the Disney bubblegum s**t that the world is living right now is pathetic. I thought we passed that repression. I don’t know Miley, but musically we’re different. To compare us because of our age is silly.”
Taylor – who writes all her own songs and plays guitar – believes a lot of people will be shocked by her band’s album.
She said: “People will be surprised by the record. I mean, it’s a rock record. I get that there is this blonde thing from ‘Gossip Girl’ and they’re expecting pop s**t, but it’s a rock band and its heavy. Our record is a life record. It confronts everything head on. It’s death, love, drugs, sex, religion, politics.”
We also know Scott Pilgrim is coming because there’s been a trailer or two, a poster, and a more than a few mentions our very own magazine. Plenty of material to indicate that there will, in fact, be a movie called Scott Pilgrim Vs The World coming out in cinemas in days, not months.
Also, we’ve been given the world exclusive international poster to share with you and it makes us deeply excited in our big nerdy hearts. There’s Scott, and Ramona, and her exes, and they’re frowny, and it’s cool, and when will it be August 25? Wait, don’t answer that.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were together last night to watch Rob's good friend Sam Bradley in concert at Hotel Cafe in LA. Kristen wore a white t-shirt and walked behind Rob as they left the venue, and they got in to a waiting car together. The couple surprised fans at a screening of Eclipse the evening before. With director David Slade confirming their romance when I met him at the London premiere, it looks like Kristen and Robert are getting more comfortable about their relationship going public.
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Though she declared that she was staying single just a month back, it looks as if Nikki Reed may have already found another someone special after splitting with Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis earlier in the year.
The "Twilight" cutie was spotted arm in arm with a mystery man in New York City on Tuesday (July 6), enjoying the Big Apple offerings following a morning visit to "Live with Regis and Kelly".
According to a paparazzo onlooker, "The pair, who appeared to have just got matching tattoos by the looks of the bandages on their right arms, strolled through Soho in the 100 degree heat looking very much in love."
As for Nikki's Regis and Kelly appearance, she told of the "Twilight Saga" characters appearances being different than described in the book versions, saying, “It’s kind of cool, I don’t know if that’ll ever happen again. We work in a time when there isn’t a lot of vision and creativity, so [when an actor is being considered for a role], people will say, ‘Oh, she doesn’t have the right color hair’. But Catherine [Hardwicke] chose a bunch of actors and none of us really look like our characters.
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Danielle has been very hush hush about her possible lesbian romance with music producer Lori Michaels, but she had a heart -to-heart with us last night about her true feelings!Danielle Staub has fallen head over heels in love! The star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey recently decided to explore her interest in women by dating well known music producer Lori Michaels. Even though Danielle hasn’t outwardly admitted she and Lori are an item, she did tell us at the NYC premiere of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, July 6 that she’s never been happier.
“I can describe Lori best as being a part of my soul that was missing for a long time.” Aww, how sweet! We’re so glad to see Danielle doing exactly what makes her happy.
The mom of two recently debuted a duet with Lori called So Close and Danielle has now decided to continue her music career. “There’s been a few people who have already come to me [about collaborating] Some pretty well-known names,” says Danielle. “But I’m going to do me right now, and then once I get mine rolled out and packaged up, then I’m going to work with other artists, yes.”
Danielle isn’t just focusing on music — she wants her own reality show spin-off!
“Absolutely. I’m looking into that very seriously … this week … It’s been in the works,” says Danielle. “So hopefully, people will see a desire to want to really get to know me and my family … we’re hand-in-hand doing this crazy thing called my life, Danielle-ism.”
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If Bravo gives her a show the world will implode. She is a gross potato sack of lies.
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When Australian actor Xavier Samuel shipped off an audition tape to Twilight producers, insta-fame seemed oceans away.
"It's kind of strange because you send them off into oblivion and you don't know if anyone watches them," says Samuel, 26.
That was last year.
Fast-forward to the Eclipse premiere, where thousands of fans are not only screaming but are screaming for him. "It's kind of 360 degrees of hysteria," Samuel says just hours before the Los Angeles premiere of the third film installment of Stephenie Meyer's blockbuster series. "The sound (of Twilight's fans) does really knock you off your feet."
Samuel steals not only the first five minutes of one of most anticipated movies of the summer, but much of its finale. He plays newborn vampire Riley Biers, who, alongside vengeful vamp Victoria, leads a bloodthirsty army of young vampires with one goal: killing human Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and those who protect her.
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As card-carrying members of the media elite we were fortunate enough to receive our “Mad Men” Season 4 promotional packages in the mail Tuesday. And while it would be totally unfair of us to spoil crucial plot elements from the show’s July 25 premiere (did you hear that the story jumps ahead to the far-flung future of 2168?), there are a few non-spoiler-y details we think we can safely share.
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Only 18 more days!!!!!!!!!! Gif party plz?????
ack out for another day's promotions, Bryce Dallas Howard was spotted making her way around New York City on Wednesday (July 7).
The "Eclipse" actress promoted the hit vampire flick during stops at the "Today Show" in Rockefeller Plaza, as well as "Live with Regis and Kelly".
Also taking time to chat with MTV recently, Bryce compared the fanbases of both the "Twilight Saga" and "Spider-Man" franchise.
She tells, "People, myself included, have stayed up at night reading the ['Twilight'] books over and over and over again, and watching the films over and over and over again, and really loving it so, so intensely. Whereas 'Spider-Man,' people are sentimental about it, they love it and are into it and that kind of stuff. ['Twilight'] is passionate."
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Enjoying some down time in Sherman Oaks, California, Shia LaBeouf was spotted out and about on Tuesday (July 6).
The “Eagle Eye” stud stepped out for a cigarette break and was spotted rolling his own tobacco stick before lighting it and walking back to his car.
In related news, Mr LaBeouf has been busy filming scenes for the upcoming “Transformers 3” flick with Megan Fox replacement, Rosie Huntington Whiteley.
Of losing Fox as his on-screen love interest, Shia told USA Today, "I love Megan and I miss the girl.”
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Getting ready for their first show.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is a father, and it won't interfere with his racing schedule.
Johnson's wife, Chandra, gave birth to a daughter Wednesday. A Johnson spokesperson said mother and baby are doing well, and no other details will be released.
It is the reigning four-time champion's first child.
Johnson was prepared to miss a race if his wife went into labor, and with the birth of his daughter expected this weekend, he had Aric Almirola on standby should he need to leave Saturday night's race at Chicago.
NASCAR is in the midst of a baby boom this season: Juan Pablo Montoya and Jeff Gordon are both expecting babies this summer, while Carl Edwards and Elliott Sadler both became first-time fathers.
Congrats to the Johnsons! But um... they left off my BB Jamie becoming a father in December. Rude.
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-television host-actress KELLY ROWLAND has hit No. 1 on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs chart with “Commander,” featuring David Guetta, the white-hot party anthem from her forthcoming self-titled album, due out on Universal Motown Records on September 21, 2010. The infectious dance track bumps Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” from the top spot three weeks after the futuristic music video for “Commander,” directed by celebrated Japanese lensman Masashi Muto and choreographed by Fatima Robinson, premiered on VEVO to critical acclaim, receiving more than 2 million views to date.
Named by Entertainment Weekly as this year’s “Summer Jam No. 1,” “Commander” was produced by renowned dance guru David Guetta and written by Grammy winner Rico Love, whose songwriting credits include hits with Beyoncé, Nelly, and Usher, among others. The combustible club reaction to “Commander,” which is a Top 10 hit on the UK Singles chart, marks the second colossal collaboration for ROWLAND and Guetta, whose 2009 Grammy-winning smash, “When Love Takes Over,” from Guetta’s album, One Love, skyrocketed to the top of the charts around the world.
That success is likely to be repeated with the release of two new singles, “Rose Colored Glasses,” which has been serviced to Top 40 and Pop Rhythm Crossover radio formats, and “Grown Woman,” which broke out of the gate as the No. 1 most-added track at Urban AC radio no sooner than it was serviced to Urban Mainstream, Urban AC, and Urban Rhythm Crossover.
Mods, can we get a Kelly Rowland/Destiny's Child tag? Ali Lohan and Star Jones have one that are rarely used.
Sources confirm that Skeet Ulrich has signed on to play one of the two lead detectives on Law & Order: Los Angeles.
Ulrich’s character, Rex Winters, is described as an ex-Marine who possesses the intuition of a natural cop. His experience during the Rodney King Riots — which occurred during his second month on the job — shaped his philosophy on policing. Basically, the world is chaos and people are either good or bad. As an added twist, he’s currently married to his ex-partner.
Ulrich is the first actor to sign up for LOLA duty. Five other roles — including Ulrich’s onscreen partner — are currently being cast.
I miss Jericho so incredibly bad. Still bitter that CBS cancelled it, uncancelled it, and recancelled it. Deserved more than two seasons!
When it comes to movie pitches, we imagine Steven Spielberg hasn't had the same trouble as Vincenzo Natali.
Natali has had to source funding for sci-fi movies based in one sole location (Cube), in a void of eternal nothingness (Nothing), and now for one involving a sexually charged mutant moth woman (Splice).
Splice tells the story of two misguided scientists (Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley) who go ahead and splice the DNA of a human with that of animals and plants to create a human-chimera - things, as you'd expect, don't exactly go to plan.
We sat down with the director to discuss the movie's evolution, how he managed to nail such a unique creature on a limited budget, and how he had to wrestle with the studio to make the movie he really wanted to bring to life.
Sky Movies: Splice was originally meant to be your next project after Cube (way back in 1997). Where did you get the inspiration from?
Vincenzo Natali: Strangely enough, a medical experiment focused on a mouse called the Vacanti mouse. It wasn’t actually a genetic experiment but it looked like one, and I felt like there was a movie in the mouse.
I’ve always been interested in creatures and creature movies. I’m actually shocked that nobody has done a genetic Frankenstein type story. I kept waiting to read about it – to have my dreams dashed by some big budget Hollywood production that would use a similar concept, but it never materialized. It just seemed so obvious.
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Only 16 more days until Splice comes out in the UK!
Get In Loser, You're Going To Jail '10
Lindsay Lohan will soon turn herself into Lynwood's Century Regional Detention Facility for a 90-day sentence. How many days will she actually serve? Will she get extra time for her fingernail "fuck you"? What will her cell look like?
Your guide to the incarceration that everyone saw coming but nobody actually thought would happen until now.
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Calvin Klein Underwear, a division of Warnaco Inc. [NYSE: WRC], along with Calvin Klein, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation [NYSE: PVH], today announced at a press conference in Berlin, Germany that acclaimed actress Zoe Saldana will be featured in the women's Fall 2010 Calvin Klein Underwear global advertising campaign.
The Fall 2010 Calvin Klein Underwear campaign was shot by renowned fashion photographer Mikael Jansson in New York City. The Fall 2010 media campaign will be comprised of a strategic mix of print, digital, and outdoor advertising timed to coincide with October 2010 magazine issues.
"We are excited to have Zoe Saldana as the face of Calvin Klein Underwear, and Calvin Klein Envy, our new product launch," said Bob Mazzoli, Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein Underwear. "Zoe brings the campaign to life, and her universal appeal will enable us to continue to expand our dialogue with our consumers worldwide."
"Calvin Klein has always put forth such beautifully executed campaigns," said Ms. Saldana. "It's very exciting for me to be associated with such an iconic, globally recognized brand like Calvin Klein Underwear."
Said Tom Murry, President & CEO, Calvin Klein, Inc., "We feel strongly that Zoe's natural beauty and authenticity in the upcoming Calvin Klein Underwear campaign will resonate with our consumers and enhance the awareness of the brand."
The Fall 2010 global advertising will feature Calvin Klein Underwear's Envy range, the latest collection from Calvin Klein Underwear. Calvin Klein Underwear Envy is a new line of lingerie designed to create a more revealing silhouette.
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Free Enterprise 2, the follow-up to the William Shatner-starring late '90s indie film, could be adding Alicia Witt and Eliza Dushku to its cast list.
Both geek-loving actresses have recently been Tweeting about a 12 year old movie that not many people will have seen, hinting that they could be involved in the geek-quel.
Somebody who is definitely back is William Shatner, clearly eager not to be overlooked again as he was with J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot.
Not that his return will be that demanding – Shatner’s just required to play himself, as he was in the original. Except with a twist, of course. In the first film, a duo of wannabe filmmakers and Trekkies meet Shatner and discover he’s not who they expected him to be.
The sequel, which is described as Swingers for sci-fi lovers, is expected to shoot sometime later this July. Isaiah Mustafa will also appear.
YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS BITCH. I MIGHT HAVE TO BECOME A FAN AGAIN.
Elle regrets medicine 'banter'
Elle Macpherson has said she regrets "banter" in which she appeared to admit using a banned product made from rhino horn.
The supermodel's comments, made in an interview, upset wildlife charities for her apparent use of the Chinese medicine made from an endangered species.
But today the model-turned-businesswoman said she had not "knowingly consumed" anything made from threatened animals.
The claim originally appeared in an interview with The Sunday Times at the weekend during an interview conducted via Twitter.
Elle regrets medicine 'banter'
She was asked what powdered rhino horn tasted like, and responded: "A little bit like crushed bone and fungus in a capsule. Does the job though."
However, a statement issued on her behalf today said: "Following comments made in a newspaper article, Elle Macpherson would like to clarify that, whilst she has great respect for Chinese medicine, she is also fundamentally opposed to any activity which is detrimental to the protection of endangered species.
"Ms Macpherson has never knowingly consumed or encouraged the use or consumption of any products which contain material derived from endangered species and regrets any distress or offence that her banter with an interviewer might have caused when repeated out of context."
Elle went on that she found the idea of using products from endangered species "abhorrent".
She said: "While I love my herbal and Chinese remedies, I would never put my health over the survival of a species. I guess this is one of the pitfalls of 140-character journalism." haha snide but true
The 47-year-old added: "I hate being lectured by celebrities with big mouths as much as the next person but if sometimes, however unwittingly, a famous voice can draw attention to the issues, then that has to be a good thing."
Well ONTD, do you think she's a lying liar who lies or telling the truth?
For the past several days, the blogs have been buzzing over the possibility that Reggie Bush and Amber Rose, were a new couple. The two have been spotted over the course of a couple days out at the club looking somewhat cozy. Although nothing has been confirmed regarding the two’s relationship status, you are kinda left wondering what Kim Kardashian feels about it. So today on Twitter, Amber offered her a bit of advice. And although she didn’t specifically mention Kim’s name, come on now…
TEAM KIM. no1curr about amber rose w/o kanye.
Hilary Duff is glowing as she leaves a pilates class on Tuesday (July 6) in Los Angeles.
The 22-year-old actress and her fiance, hockey player Mike Comrie, took a trip out to New York City last week to support sister Haylie’s off-Broadway performance in Love, Loss and What I Wore.
Hil and Mike arrived home in L.A. on Friday to celebrate Independence Day together out west.
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Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg is set to make her West End debut next month starring in the hit musical Sister Act.
She will take over from Sheila Hancock as Mother Superior - a different role to the one Goldberg played in the original 1992 film.
Goldberg helped to produce the stage show, which was first performed in 2006 in California.
Three years later the actress brought the production to the London Palladium.
Patina Miller will continue to play the lead role of Deloris Van Cartier, a singer who goes into hiding disguised as a nun after witnessing a murder.
Goldberg will make her debut on 10 August and will perform 23 shows, ending on 31 August.
The production was recently nominated in four categories at the prestigious Laurence Olivier Awards.
It's the first time we have seen her since she got married last month. So it's no wonder Gemma Arterton couldn't keep the smile off her face as she enjoyed a romantic evening out with husband Stefano Catelli in London last night.
The 24-year-old actress looked stunning in a pair of tiny black hotpants which emphasised her enviable long legs, and sky high black heels.
She also accessorised the outfit with her favourite silver skinny scarf and her new wedding ring. And while Italian businessman Catelli went for a casual look in a skull print T-shirt and jeans, he couldn't have looked happier as he stepped out with his wife.
The newlyweds, who had been engaged for a year before last month's ceremony, chose to marry with only a small crowd of friends and family in attendance in the picturesque village of Zuheros in Andalucia.
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NBC just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to their successful sitcoms. Steve Carrell has announced that he’ll be leaving The Office at the end of the upcoming season. Now, Alec Baldwin has reaffirmed that he won’t be renewing his 30 Rock contract.
Baldwin has made rumblings about leaving the sitcom in the past but seems to be sticking to it. Yesterday, he told CNN that he plans to quit acting to pursue a “normal life.” The actor would like to have a private life and do other things. He feels that’s just not possible as a celebrity.
The actor’s 30 Rock contract expires in 2012 so, unless something changes, it sounds like season six will be Baldwin’s last.
It’s hard to say if the sitcom could successfully continue without him but, unless NBC finds some hit shows in the next couple years, the network will likely try.
What do you think? Would 30 Rock be worth watching without Alec Baldwin’s egotistical Jack Donaghy? Do you think he’ll really leave?
A collection of numerous times over the years where Christina has been disrespectful to other celebrities. And even her own fans! Stay classy, girlfriend.
Doctor Who's new season has been a lot of fun to watch, in general — Matt Smith is the most Doctor-ish of the recent Doctors, and his performance just bursts with acting tics and neat ideas. Karen Gillan is a totally thrilling companion. The season-long arc was pretty thrilling, and kept us guessing. The whole thing has been cute, sparky, moving and extraordinarily watchable.
There's just one thing that's been bugging me quite a bit — and that's the extent to which Steven Moffat's Who is already feeling like a one-trick pony. Or maybe, more accurately, a three- or four-trick pony.
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Q:So, if we can talk a little bit about your album, do you have any release date or a title for the album?
A: No and no, but the album is coming along just spectuacular. I've been doing a lot of work with Swizz and the stuff that we've been coming upon is magical. And when people hear the album, they're going to get to know Onika. And no one knows Onika yet. I really didn't think I would be this excited about the songs that I was coming up with, but I'm really really proud. You'll have it before the year ends, the album will definitely be out before the year ends.
Q:Tell us a little bit about who Onika is.
A: I'm gonna let the album do that. As of now you'll know Nicki and you'll know Roman. Roman is my crazy alter-ego. Roman Zolanski, or you can call her Roman Zolansky, but you'll meet Onika before the year ends.
Nadine Coyle has revealed that she was not aware that Cheryl was ill until her Twitter fans told her.
Cole is currently in hospital after being diagnosed with malaria.
Coyle, who is currently finishing off her debut solo album, wrote: "Oh noo. You guys just told me about Cheryl I have been so paranoid about malaria my grandad had it. Let's say a wee prayer all is ok. Xx"
Other celebrities sent the X Factor judge get-well messages.
JLS said they were "gutted" to learn the star was ill.
"Wanna send out our best wishes to Cheryl.Gutted to hear that you are ill.We are all thinking of you & hope you have the quickest recovery!" they wrote.
Sinitta also asked fans to pray for the 3 Words singer: "I'm so sad about Tweedy-pie! ...All of you prayer warriors out there please let's pray en mass for her total healing and complete recovery."
Reports today claimed that Cole's condition is showing no signs of improvement as her condition is worse than first thought.
In Touch tries to create a new controversy for Miley Cyrus by claiming the 17-year-old star has rather expensive tastes when it comes to her hair.
According to the tab’s “insider,” the teen queen “spent more than $24,000 on her recent extensions, importing the hair from Italy and flying out her New York stylist, Kristina Barricelli from Gemini 14 salon, to L.A. to do the ‘do.’”
“Miley bought the best hair possible, and then had it dyed to match hers exactly,” the “insider” explains. “Her hair is an investment.”
So is credibility, so it’s unfortunate In Touch’s stock plummeted long ago. If this tale of intercontinental mane management sounds far fetched… that’s because it is.
The $24,000 extensions story is “not true,” a rep for Cyrus tells Gossip Cop.
Just another example of In Touch going to great lengths and coming up short.
lol at everyone believing this to be 100% true when it first came out. The source was In Touch Weekly, that should have been proof enough. Plus all her recent candids showed her with her natural short hair. And jeeze I didn't think this was pointless to post because the original post about her ~getting these extensions garnered like 300 comments about her spending all that money on her hair. So I figured I would show it wasn't true... Oh well.
But according to the report, Lindsay was allowed to take the drugs that created the positive results -- namely, Dilaudid (opiate) and Adderall (amphetamine).
According to the report, "The defendant indicates she has been on the same prescription medication for as long as she can remember."
I love this band sfm.
It's great that the Vampire Academy books are becoming a movie series from Transformers producer Don Murphy. No matter how Hollywood dumbs them down, they probably won't be able to remove the core concept: a female bodyguard who kicks ass.
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DURING a typically unremarkable performance at this year’s World Cup, in which the United States team was ousted in the Round of 16, there was at least one crowning achievement for the Americans, a shot heard around the world.
As it happened, that shot was taken by a camera, when the team’s hunky captain, Carlos Bocanegra, was photographed with Bill Clinton, celebrating the American victory over Algeria on June 23.
The resulting image — Mr. Bocanegra grinning with his shirt off, he and the former president drinking Buds — was posted on the Twitter account of a Sports Illustrated writer and reposted to so many blogs that the young soccer star caught an unexpected glimpse of fame in his home country, a nation that more typically reserves celebrity worship for local weather forecasters than for soccer stars.
Could Mr. Bocanegra be the next David Beckham or Cristiano Ronaldo?
He seems to be cultivating a real-man-who-likes-fashion image in a way that few of his predecessors have, without drawing a metrosexual penalty. For example, Mr. Bocanegra, who bears an elaborate tattoo of his own surname on his left shoulder, told Interview magazine that his favorite historical period is Roman times: “Just real rugged and manly men. You know, ripping meat apart with their teeth.” Yet, in the same article, he said he likes Gucci loafers and white Nixon watches.
It should come as little surprise that fashion designers have had their antennae up for a breakthrough star at the World Cup. After Messrs. Ronaldo and Beckham modeled for Mr. Armani, and Louis Vuitton produced a campaign that pitted Pelé against Zinedine Zidane and, during the men’s shows last month, half of Milan was plastered with Dolce & Gabbana underwear ads featuring Italian players, who’s left? A new batch of potential underwear models and fragrance pitchmen needs to be discovered.
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Los is too manly to be like Becks and Cron. BUT i wouln't mind at all if his pictures were plastered EVERYWHERE!
So glad the WC had given him attention.
Artist Sam Taylor-Wood has given birth to a little girl – her first child with her toy-boy fiance actor Aaron Johnson.
The acclaimed British artist turned film director, 43, gave birth to Wylda Rae today with her 20-year-old lover by her side.
Johnson’s Kick Ass co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse confirmed the news as he wrote on his Twitter account: ‘Crazier news. Aaron Johnson’s baby was born!! So exciting!'
The pair met on the set of Miss Taylor-Wood’s directorial debut Nowhere Boy, where Mr Johnson played a young John Lennon.
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Megan Fox reportedly got married because she is desperate to have a baby.
The actress wed her long-term lover Brian Austin Green in a secret ceremony in Hawaii on June 24. They opted for an intimate ceremony, only inviting around six guests.
The pair met in 2004 and got engaged two years later, although their romance has been turbulent. It has now been suggested the 24-year-old actress finally decided to settle down as she is keen to start a family.
"Megan is a very maternal girl and she's been pining for a baby for quite some time. It wouldn't surprise me to hear her announce her pregnancy very soon," a source told National Enquirer magazine.
"That's the reason she suddenly tied the knot with Brian after all these years."
Brian, 36, and Megan ended their engagement last year, but quickly reunited. They refused to discuss the reasons for the split, and it is thought Brian proposed again at the start of last month.
They married at the Four Seasons Resort on Big Island. Brian's eight-year-old son Kassius, his child with his ex-girlfriend Vanessa Marcil, attended the nuptials.
eta: megan and BAG are pulling a Speidi because according to tmz, BAG is more than $70,000 behind on mortgage payments.
When 'Psych' kicks off its fifth season on July 14 (10PM ET), the show officially becomes USA Network's longest-running original series, and to celebrate, the cable network known for its character-driven shows is "super-sizing" the 'Psych' characters into a 66-minute season premiere episode.
And that's certainly OK by show creator Steve Franks, who conceived 'Psych' after penning the script for the second best (after 'The Wedding Singer,' of course) Adam Sandler movie ever, 'Big Daddy.' Franks and the entire 'Psych' crew, from stars James Roday, Dule Hill, Corbin Bernsen, Timothy Omundson and Maggie Lawson to the show's pop culture-obsessed writers and production staff, are immensely proud of the series, which has developed an extremely loyal fanbase that awaits every little movie, TV and junk food reference the show can serve up each week.
I had the chance to chat with Roday and Franks about the new season, and I have to say that I've never talked to two people who are more excited about their work -- which, thanks to the fun, themed episodes the show has become known for -- amounts to a mini movie every week.
"Oh my god, that's exactly what I say," said Franks. "I say we're making a little summer popcorn movie each week. And that's why it's so fun to change genres, to change worlds. This season we're doing a Jackie Chan/'Karate Kid' episode with the premiere, and then the following week we're doing a UFO episode, and then after that we're doing a 'Fast and the Furious'-ish (episode), like a stolen car, street-racing ring. So it's a chance for me to sort of fulfill all my childhood fantasies of movies that I wanted to make, within the TV show construct."
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In what has been a World Cup full of off-the-pitch intrigue, Paul the psychic octopus has emerged as the real star of the event. With Spain's 1-0 victory over Germany in Wednesday's semi-final match, Paul is now a perfect 6 for 6 in predicting winners. The victory took out any suspicion that Paul was a "homer," seeing as he bet against his home nation of Germany. Who wouldn't like to see more Paul's in the professional world of guessing?
Unfortunately, as with the case with most clairvoyant creatures of the Cephalopoda class, Paul has begun to receive death threats in an act of thuggery from fans who are trying to intimidate and silence him. Thankfully, he will have none of it.
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I loved Tara so much :-[ Let's make this a Buffy post, ONTD. Who was your favorite character and which would you pick for their most awesome moment? I go with Willow, "I OWE YOU PAIN!"
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How did the hand whistler and the crazy piano lady go through and not Style Pros Crew? And Carlos Aponte, the opera singer, was amazing! WTF, judges!? WTF???
Mississippi-born Thomas Wesley Pentz has turned his love for spinning records into a full-time gig traveling the world as mash-up master DJ Diplo.
Named Spin Magazine’s “DJ of the Year” in 2005, he’s since grabbed his share of the spotlight as one half of the DJ duo Hollertronix and through a creative partnership with female Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. Over the last five years, he’s also produced remixes for tracks like Three 6 Mafia’s “Stay Fly,” Justin Timberlake’s “My Love,” Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights” and Britney Spears’ “Circus.” He also continues to produce mixtapes, including 2010’s “Diplo Presents: Free Gucci” and “Major Lazer & La Roux Present: Lazerproof.”
The Star-Advertiser sent questions last week via e-mail to Diplo, who is currently on tour in Asia before playing at Chinatown nightspot NextDoor on Wednesday.
QUESTION: Your sets can be two hours or more of constant motion, as your music and DJ style involves a lot of intensity. How do you build up the energy?
ANSWER: I channel the energy from mother Earth.
Q: The Major Lazer connection with its frenetic, high-saturation sexiness and global references — hip-hop, dance and pan-African music — seems to have reached critical mass, partly because it is so overtly sexual. (The Major Lazer videos with their “daggering” have become notorious.) Of course, you’ve long emphasized funk and sexy music, as with “Favela on Blast.” What about music gets a crowd going, in your opinion? Is it important that music be “hot”?
A: Why do you go out? To look sexy, dance sexy, make out maybe and hopefully have sex. I mean, I guess this is just gettin’ to the basics.
Q: Your work is building increasing buzz and reaching deeper into previously uninformed pockets. What are you doing to get the word out?
A: I just keep doin’ what I feel like doin’ and kids support me. Theres not a lot of hype around mad decent crew. We dont follow trends — we make ‘em, and they usually take a while to catch on, but people who follow us know what’s up.
Q: What parts of the world are you looking to for new music these days? What’s coming out next from you?
A: I just did a show in Cambodia and I loved the culture. I loved the band Dangue Fever and the vocals on their records — it’s already a hybrid of surf/rock and psych and Eastern music from back in the ‘60s. Things like that make me keep searching for new music … but yes, right now, just local stuff. L.A. is crazy right now.
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Everyone say hello to ohnotheydidnt lurker Diplo!
The Paris Cinema Festival began in style on July 3 and has an attractive programming, between honoring Japan, the presence of Jane Fonda and previews of movies such as "L'Age de Raison".
Actor Louis Garrel is also part of the festival with the screening of a dozen of his films, such as The Dreamers and the recent "Mariage à Trois".The festival also allows him to present his own achievement: the short black and white film "Petit Tailleur".
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Britney Spears has joked that she is dreading giving her sons the 'birds and the bees talk' when they are old enough.
The Circus singer, who recently hit the headlines after her ex-bodyguard accused her of abusing Sean Preston and Jayden James claims that she is 'dreading' talking about sex with the boys.
Spears told America's Cosmopolitan magazine: "I’m dreading the moment when my sons ask me how babies are made."
Britney, who was cleared of the child abuse allegations by social services in LA also stated that if her sons ever wanted to be famous she wouldn't approve after she suffered a public breakdown back in 2007.
The 28-year old star claimed: "If my sons told me they wanted to be in the entertainment business, I’d lock them in their rooms until they turned 30"
However, the pop princess revealed that her relationship with Jason Trawick has allowed her to 'turn her life around' and that she is loving family life.
Spears explained: "Things are pretty quiet right now. I’ve been spending a lot of time at home with my boys. They just started karate class, which is super cute!"
Radio Britney anyone?
Jason Segel's latest project: How I Met Our Minister.
The actor-screenwriter presided over the nuptials of a non-actor couple Tuesday on The Tonight Show. They had watched Forgetting Sarah Marshall and thought that Segel would be the perfect man to marry them.
While wearing clothes, of course.
Then Abbe Thorner and Jason Wood had the good luck to see Segel at a West Hollywood bar, where they asked him to do the honors.
"They turned out to be the nicest, most normal fun-loving couple ever," Segal told Jay Leno. "I guess the guys who were supposed to officiate their wedding dropped out and they were watching Sarah Marshall at the time—which, I mean, most people are—so they convinced me that I would be an appropriate person to officiate their wedding, and I told them I was out of town for their actual day."
But then he asked them if they wanted to swap vows during his appearance on The Tonight Show, and they said, "We do."
Segel got his marrying cred from the Universal Life Church, Leno served as the official witness, the couple's family sat in the audience, and the groom had only a little bit of trouble remembering his lines.
That's kinda awesome, actually!
Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail Tuesday for her failure to attend alcohol education classes after a series of drunk driving charges stemming back to 2007. The media orgiastically detailed every look, word and tear the fallen starlet issued in court, just as it has obsessively covered every other mishap in this young woman's excruciatingly public life.
There are fights with her father, fights with her former girlfriend, fights with current and former boyfriends, fights with former BFFs like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. She dyes her hair. She loses too much weight. Her boobs may or may not be fake. Her lips may or may not be Restalyne-inflated. She gets kicked out of a nightclub, or not let into a nightclub, or falls down coming out of a nightclub, or passes out in the passenger seat of a car after partying at a nightclub.
Meanwhile, badly behaving male celebrities collectively get a media ho-hum. Last month Motley Crue singer Vince Neil was arrested for driving under the influence, despite the fact that in 1984 he killed a rocker friend of his who had the misfortune to be in his car after a night of drinking. For that crime Neil pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and was sentenced to 30 days in jail--60 less than Lindsay was just handed. Neil served 15 days and paid out $2.6 million.
Chris Klein, star of the popular American Pie movies, was arrested for DUI in June. He too is a repeat offender. In May Hideki Irabu, a former Yankees pitcher, was pulled over for DUI.
In all cases, the media shrugged.
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By DAVE ITZKOFF
The producers of “Weeds” have been a bit ambiguous about where exactly Nancy Botwin, the drug-dealing mom played by Mary-Louise Parker, and her family will be fleeing for the show’s coming sixth season. Could one of their destinations be a sleepy Northeastern resort town still haunted by a toothless old shark who chewed up its tourists in 1975? Maybe, maybe not, but either way, Richard Dreyfuss — who’s really making the most of the 35th anniversary of his starring role in “Jaws” — will be joining the “Weeds” ensemble for at least four episodes of Season 6, press representatives for the Showtime comedy said on Wednesday. A news release described the character played by Mr. Dreyfuss (whose film credits also include “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “American Graffiti” and “The Goodbye Girl”) as “an unexpected character from Nancy’s past.” The new season of “Weeds,” which has its debut on Aug. 16, will also feature as guest stars Alanis Morissette and Jennifer Jason Leigh, as well as Linda Hamilton, Peter Stormare and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, but not the show’s co-star Elizabeth Perkins, who previously announced she was leaving the series.
Who do you think Richard Dreyfuss is going to play from Nancy's past? I hope it's an Uncle or father.
R-Patz is hot as a human, and we bet he’s going to be equally sexy as a cartoon!
Is Robert Pattinson to get animated? It certainly looks that way! The Twilight hunk lunched with Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg June 27, and apparently their meeting was majorly successful!
“Rob and Jeffrey took a preliminary meeting to discuss Rob’s availability to be a voice in a few upcoming animated projects,” an industry insider tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively of the Sunday luncheon in Glendale, Calif. adding, “Jeffrey also addressed his want for Rob to voice a character in the sequel to How to Train Your Dragon.”
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Kanye West visited the King Tut exhibition in New York City. Here he is pictured with the golden coffin of King Tut's great-grandmother Tjuya, Kanye stopped in to view "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs," which runs at Discovery Times Square Exposition until January
lol, no one but kanye would be able to wear this. this makes t-pain's 'big ass chain' look pathetic. this is the same chain + ring he wore when he performed at the BET Awards
Vampires Suck, scheduled for an August 18th 2010 release, is a comedy about contemporary teen angst and romance movies. Becca, an anxious, non-vampire teen, is torn between two boys. Before she can choose, Becca must get around her controlling father, who embarrasses Becca by treating her like a child. Meanwhile, Becca’s friends contend with their own romantic issues – all of which collide at the prom.
Taeyang’s solo album SOLAR solidly ranks high on the world’s best digital music jukebox, iTunes.
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First Korean artist with a debut RNB album in the top10 and rising.
Celebrities join Queen Rania of Jordan in asking World Cup fans to sign up at join1goal.org to call on world leaders to make education for the 72 million children out of school the lasting legacy of this World Cup.
LOL at Matt Damon and John Legend
And will we ever get a Matt Damon tag? AL ROKER has a tag. Al Roker.
Still living it up in the States, Cristiano Ronaldo was spotted cooling off on a scorching summer day in New York City on Wednesday (July 7).
The soccer superstar tossed on his tiny swim trunks as he playfully romped around the pool at his downtown hotel.
Meanwhile, it sounds as if Cristiano's recent baby announcement has caused issues for his reported new lady, Irina Shayk.
The sexy supermodel's reps released a statement denying claims that the baby chatter left her in tears, as they said, "There have been rumors that have recently been publicized surrounding our client Irina Shayk's personal life and the birth of Cristiano Ronaldo's son."
The announcement added, "Any such statements allegedly made by Ms. Shayk are false. Furthermore, any statements allegedly made by Ms. Shayk regarding marriage at this time or wanting to have children at this time are also false, as recently printed by European tabloids."
The statement concludes, "She has not and will not in the future comment on such matters and believes her private life and that of her friends’ are not material for gossip. It is unfortunate that individuals take it upon themselves to create fake fan pages and release false statements for any reason. For the time being, Ms Shayk has suspended her Twitter account in the wake of such rumors."
so guys don't talk shit about Irina cause she's getting mad.
George Michael story here
Dave Chappelle story here
We can’t even get through a nice, hot holiday weekend without hearing about some widely reported celebrity shenanigans: This July 4, it seemed that if Dave Chappelle wasn’t allegedly forcing a private jet to make an emergency landing by engaging in “erratic behavior” deemed a “safety risk” (that is, according to TMZ), George Michael was once again being accused of crashing his car into things. That’s not to mention the seemingly daily, ongoing courtroom saga of Lindsay Lohan — interminable thanks mostly to her inability to show up for scheduled meetings.
But, for me, Chappelle and Michael are different. The hijinks that come courtesy of someone like Lohan or reality stars of the Heidi/Spencer/Jake/Vienna ilk have become the unfortunate wallpaper of our information-infested lives — they are the fuel on which Twitter thrives. And that’s because those particular people offer their lives up, to a large extent, for our consumption and amusement — their personal lives are the reason they’re famous, essentially, and making themselves available for our harsh mass judgment is bullet-point No. 1 in their job descriptions. It’s a particularly sad state of affairs for Lohan, who started out trying to be an actress, and a good one; but her Mean Girls cred has long since worn out while she documents many of her own foibles on Twitter for the world to see.
But Dave Chappelle and George Michael are another story, at least for me. Neither of their alleged actions shocked me particularly. Anyone as brilliant as Chappelle could conceivably be prone to sometimes acting a little off-the-wall, especially under duress. And this is hardly a new pattern for Michael, who went through a similar incident in June 2007. But as these kinds of random “scandals” seem to pop up ever more frequently — I blame an insatiable celeb gossip machine powered by the blogosphere — they seem to assault us even when we’re not seeking out salacious news (thanks, Facebook feed and Yahoo News, among many others). And that’s exactly the problem: I don’t want to know about Chappelle’s or Michael’s bad day; I want to enjoy my fond memories of Chappelle’s Show and pine for the days of Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1. I want to believe in the possibility that Chappelle will someday bring his brilliance back to television; I want to believe in the idea of great music still to come from Michael. (Where is Vol. 2, George? I’ve been waiting breathlessly since college. College, George.) In this way, the never-ending barrage of gossip, amplified in the online echo chamber, slowly kills our good memories of good pop cultural artifacts — and erodes our faith in our stars. Not that they should get a free pass on life just because they’re famous — I simply miss the days when I didn’t have to hear about their missteps if I didn’t want to.
Leonardo DiCaprio attends the photocall with costar Ellen Page to promote their new film Inception at the Dorchester Hotel in London, England on Wednesday (July 7)
In the new film directed by Dark Knight’s Christopher Nolan, the 35-year-old actor plays a master thief who is able to invade dreams using advanced technology.
Leo recently shared how it’s like living a dream being a huge star.
“You will never hear me complain about stardom,” Leo shared according to the Sydney Morning Herald. “I would make myself nauseous if I complained about anything. My theory is, if you don’t like stardom and all the attention that goes along with it, then get out of this business.”
Cher has a lot of respect for her “Burlesque” co-star, Christina Aguilera
“About me & Xtina! Didn’t know her before, but she worked her ass off,” Cher Tweeted on Tuesday night. “She has my respect and a great deal of my love.”
“I wanted to help her! In my heart I think I did,” Cher, 64, added.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Cher and Christina recently shot their November-due film, “Burlesque,” about a small town girl (Xtina), who moves to LA and starts work and becomes the center of drama at a burlesque club, run by a former dancer (Cher).
More and video at the source: http://www.accesshollywood.com/cher-on-working-with-christina-aguilera-she-has-my-respect_article_34287
The “Sk8er Boy” singer and The Hills star — who began dating five minutes ago (ie: February) — have decided to show their love and devotion to each other by having one another’s names etched onto their bodies. We hear Avril has “Brody” tattooed next to her right breast, while Jenner has his girlfriend’s name scrawled across his arm.
Hope they’ve saved up for the laser removal!
“They may not have been together that long but Avril and Brody are obviously devoted to each other and these tattoos just go to show that,” a source told X17Online over the Independence Day Weekend.
The inked-up couple have been spotted with matching lightning bolt tattoos as well; Avril has one on her forearm, while Brody has his behind his ear.
“They showed up at the opening of Mario Barth King Ink and requested the same tats,” a spywitness confirmed back in April. “They were really excited about it. They held hands openly and were kissing in a corner.”
The “Complicated” hitmaker, 25, filed for divorce from her husband, Sum 41 rocker Deryck Whibley, last October.
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LeBron James Sued by Man Claiming to be His Father
TMZ has learned ... LeBron James and his mother Gloria James are being sued for millions by a man who claims he tried to prove he's the NBA star's biological father -- but LeBron and his mom tampered with the evidence in a diabolical cover-up.
The lawsuit is explosive -- in it, 55-year-old Leicester Bryce Stovell claims he met Gloria in a D.C. area bar in 1984 ... and had unprotected sex with her on the night they met. He later found out she was 15-years-old at the time ... he was 29.
According to the docs -- filed recently in federal court -- Gloria has spent the rest of her life shielding LeBron from the truth.( Collapse )