July 8th, 2010

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Where are they now? DREAM STREET EDITION

Dream Street was an American pop boy band that was formed in mid 1999 and broke up in 2002 after a legal battle between the parents and the groups manager

Jesse McCartney, Gregory Raposo, Matthew Ballinger, Frankie Galasso, and Chris Trousdale were the faces of Dream Street. Their debut album was released in 2001 and was certified Gold in the US by the RIAA peaking #1 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart and at #37 on The Billboard 200. The final Dream Street release was the soundtrack album to the released 2002 film The Biggest Fan starring former Dream Street member Chris Trousdale. In 2002, the managers of Dream Street wanted the boys to quit school and focus entirely on the band. The parents then had a legal dispute over this and took the managers to court. The parents won the lawsuit and the boys were never allowed to perform with each other again as part of the agreement.

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Who is the cutest ONTD? Let your inner boy band stan out!


This is a Mad Men post, feel free to discuss your season 4 predictions here!

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'Mad Men' and Banana Republic Team Up Again
"Mad Men" is coming back and Banana Republic wants to help you get the show's '60s style.

For the second year in a row, Banana Republic is partnering with the iconic AMC show, promoting the series via its store windows, a how-to style guide, online instructional videos, and a contest in which one customer will win a walk-on role.

One week before the show's July 25 Season 4 premiere, the retailer will launch its Mad About Style campaign and style guide, which shows readers how to dress from 9 to 5 and then for dinner at 8. "Mad Men" characters will be featured alongside Banana Republic looks.

The show's costume designer, Janie Bryant, and Banana Republic creative director Simon Kneen will bring many of the style guide concepts to life with videos on AMC's Web site as well as Banana Republic's Facebook page.
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Jennifer Aniston: Dating Christopher Gartin?

Image and video hosting by TinyPicAfter the mess with her Bounty Hunter [gorgeous, kind, ethereal] co-star Gerard Butler, the gorgeous Jennifer Ansiton has been spotted out on a date.

The former Friends actress [lmao] was seen enjoying an intimate date with Christopher Gartin who has appeared in True Blood and Numb3rs.

Jen and Christopher were photographed leaving the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles in a car last week.

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Do you think Jen has found 'the one'?
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Mel Gibson caught on tape admitting to spousal abuse

Mel Gibson Caught On Tape Admitting He Hit Oksana -- "You F**king Deserved It"

Mel Gibson is caught on tape admitting that he hit the mother of his love child, RadarOnline.com is reporting exclusively.

It’s another bombshell development, following our world exclusive when we revealed that Mel was taped spewing a vile, racist rant, telling Oksana Grigorieva, "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."

Now, RadarOnline.com is revealing even more content from the tape and this time Mel admits to hitting Oksana twice in the face while she was holding their baby daughter Lucia.

On tape, a teary Oksana is heard asking Mel, “What kind of a man is that who would hit a woman when she is holding a child in her hands, hitting her twice in the face?

“What kind of a man is that?” the Russian musician repeats.

The Braveheart star responds: “You know what — you f**cking deserved it.”

RadarOnline.com has heard the tape.

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Before anyone starts, if you so much as suggest she bears any responsibility for him hitting her or did anything to bring this upon herself, you are wrong, the end
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Day 4 in hospital: Cheryl Cole's condition 'worsening'

The star’s condition was said to be worsening, with medics worried she could suffer long-term damage to her vital organs.

Cheryl, 27, is being treated at a special London hospital that deals with life-threatening tropical diseases.

She will remain under a 24-hour watch until the end of the week at least and is unlikely to be back at work for six weeks.

Yesterday her mum Joan Callaghan, 50, looked downcast and exhausted as she was spotted outside the clinic where she has been keeping a bedside vigil. Cheryl’s dancer pal Derek Hough, 25, is also said to have paid a visit.

A source said: “It is a lot more serious than first thought. Everyone was convinced she would pull through after 24 hours, but there have been no signs of improvement.

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PLEASE NOTE THE SOURCE: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/143398/Cheryl-Cole-deadly-malaria-gets-worse-despite-4-days-hospital-care/

Colin With A Comb Over

And here's Colin Farrell looking like Marv Albert after a viscous toupee snatching on the L.A. set of his new movie Horrible Bosses. Colin allowed the fugly to barf all over his head in order to play a coke-addicted monster boss. This is a little weird for me, because Colin looks exactly like my high school world history teacher who would eat toothpaste during class and once asked the girl in front of me if he had a stain on the ass of his pants. I took this to mean that he gambled with a wet fart and thought he lost big. Luckily, his asshole sneeze didn't leave a mark. But thanks for taking me back, Colin!

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Things has been smelling so sweet for celebrities riding on the signature fragrance bandwagon. First it was J-Lo, followed by the uber-macho Bruce Willis… and now TV personality Kim Kardashian is BACK with another new fragrance!

It’s just been five months since the release of her signature scent “Kim Kardashian”, and the sexy bombshell already announced the upcoming fragrance on her website:

“I am so excited to tell you guys that my second fragrance will launch in February of 2011!!!!! I wanted to let you guys know here first so you can all share the excitement with me.”

There’s no word on how it’s gonna smell yet, but Kim revealed in her site that she’s currently busy shooting the ad campaign for the new fragrance.

“I’m at the commercial shoot now and cannot wait to get all glammed up! Look at these amazing dresses I get to choose from!”

The Kardashians have been known for their success in clothing business. Will fragrance be their next huge thing? We’ll see!

Orlando Bloom Hugo Boss Cologne Spokesmodel “BOSS Orange”

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Newly-engaged actor Orlando Bloom has joined the list of sweet smelling studs fronting a fragrance campaign after landing the role as the face of Hugo Boss’ new cologne.

BOSS Orange is the label’s follow-up to the wildly-successful feminine scent, which was fronted by Sienna Miller when it was launched in Europe last year.

“BOSS Orange is a brand I immediately identified with because it has a laid back, spontaneous quality I relate to,” the actor, 33, said in a release Tuesday.

Crystal Bowersox Got Teeth Fixed

Dreadlocked crooner Crystal Bowersox has a spring in her step and a glistening smile that shines a few volts brighter after giving her characteristically-crooked choppers a much-needed facelift.

The American Idol Season 9 finalist, known for her soul ballads and gap-toothed grin, took a trip to the dentist last month, where she had her once missing tooth replaced before embarking on tour.

Bowersox could hardly wait to show off her straight and sparkly new smile to her devoted fans and followers on Twitter. She recently uploaded a snapshot of herself post-dental work to the social networking site, to rave reviews.

“whats NOT missing in this picture?????? Yeah. That’s right,” the singing single mom wrote on June 25.

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Wilmer Valderamma Inks Development Deal With FOX

Lindsay Lohan’s career might be in the crapper these days, but life is looking rosy for at least one of the starlet’s former flames. Ex-That ’70s Show star Wilmer Valderamma has signed an exclusive development deal with 20th Century FOX TV.

According to Deadline.com, the contract commissions the actor — who previously fronted the comedy series Yo Momma! for MTV — to produce and star in a new series for the studio.

“He’s impressed us tremendously as an actor and producer,” FOX TV chairperson Dana Walden revealed. “He’s got talent, great instincts about ideas and material, and terrific comedic chops.”

The relationship between Wilmer and 20th TV goes back a few years. The funny guy has starred in two studio-developed comedy pilots for the studio, including 2008’s The Emancipation of Ernesto — a parody series based on the life of Dog Whisperer star Cesar Millan.
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Sheriff Deals with Paparazzi at Lindsay’s Apartment
July 7, 2010 at 9:31 pm

West Hollywood Sheriff’s deputies were called to Lindsay Lohan’s apartment building this afternoon and were questioning photographers outside, according to X17online.

Sergeant Conner at the West Hollywood Sheriffs station told X17online: “We had a call related to the paparazzi outside the building. Apparently someone tried to rush the building but it turned out to be a non-event.”

According to Weho Daily records, the call was dispatched at 3:53pm.

X17 reports that it wasn’t only paparazzi there, but mainstream media as well.

Weho Daily swung by there tonight at about 10PM and they were still around, clumped under some trees on the sidewalk across the street from the building, and some are idling the time away around the corner, where a news van with an extended broadcast dish sits.

An employee of the 7-Eleven store nearby reported that a paparazzi asked if he could scale the billboard pole in the parking lot to see if he could get shots into her building across the street. They said no to the request.

UPDATE: Sheriff was just dispatched back to the location at 10:45pm on a report that they were being “unruly and loud” — we’re unsure if the neighbors are just fed up in general, or if she is on the move causing them to frenzy. They called in parking enforcement to ticket and possibly tow the numerous pap cars parked illegally in the residential permit zone.


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Betty White gets her own calendar

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Betty White is catapulting to true "It girl" status with her very own calendar.

It's true. The 88-year-old actress is posing for her own 2011 calendar. Some of the photos are archival, others are Betty with animals and more than one month features Betty posing with shirtless, beefcake-type men.

The Betty White Calendar costs $12.99 and will go on sale in September.

Royalties will go to the Morris Animal Foundation where White serves as a trustee.

In May, White became the oldest person to host Saturday Night Live. She's co-starring in the new TV Land original sitcom, Hot in Cleveland, which airs Wednesdays.


Get In Loser, You're Going to Jail '10 - the saga continues...

Lindsay Lohan took to her Twitter account on Wednesday to calm the furor over a profane message on one of her fingernails. The troubled actress explained that having the words "f--- U" inscribed on the nail of her middle finger on Tuesday was just a joke and not meant to insult Judge Marsha Revel, who sentenced her to 90 days in jail and 90 days of in-patient rehab for a probation violation. "Didn't we do our nails as a joke with our friend DC?" she tweeted. "It had nothing to do w/court. It's an airbrush design from a stencil xx."

While some legal experts have speculated that Lohan could get a few extra days in jail tacked on for contempt of court in the incident, Revel has not made any comments on the gesture so far. Attorney Scott Leemon told MTV News that the four-letter salute from Lohan was mostly just poor form and childish nonsense that could come back to bite her. "Is it a crazy move? I don't think she thought anyone could catch on, and I don't think it had any part in the decision that was made [by Judge Revel]," said Leemon, a New York lawyer who is not involved in Lohan's case but who has logged time in court representing 50 Cent, Young Buck, Busta Rhymes, Young Jeezy and Tony Yayo. "But it won't be good if she has to come in front of her again for another violation."

Just hours after Lohan begged for leniency and pleaded with Revel that she was taking her probation seriously, still images of the profanity on her nail began to surface and questions arose about whom the message was intended for. Lohan also used her Twitter to vent about the sentence she received, which a number of legal experts told MTV News seemed harsh for Lohan's probations violations. Her tweets quoted Article 5 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, which states, "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment."

She followed that with a comment about an article referring to U.S. sentencing guidelines and how their 15th anniversary passed with no "celebrations, parades, or other festivities in honor of this punishment scheme created by Congress and the U.S. Sentencing Commission. ... Instead, the day passed like most others during the last 15: scores of federal defendants sentenced under a constitutionally perverted system that saps moral judgment through its mechanical rules." She also provided a link to a story about Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old Iranian mother of two who is scheduled to be stoned to death for adultery.

Lohan was ordered to surrender to the court to begin her jail term on July 20. She is expected to serve around 25 percent of her time, which means she could end up behind bars for a minimum of 23 days. Lohan's lawyer could not be reached for comment on the controversy over the nail message.


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Pellegrino Joins Being Human Cast


Mark Pellegrino is the newest addition to the cast of SyFy's Being Human.

He'll join Same Witwer and Meaghan Rath, playing a vampire named Aidan and and Sally the ghost, respectively on the series, which is based on British television show.

According to Deadline, Pellegrino "will play Aidan's charismatic but menacing mentor Bishop. The actor has appeared in sundry genre TV fare like Dexter, Lost and Supernatural.

Being Human follows a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost who live under the same roof. Expect some coverage of the series and more announcements to come out of Comic-Con later this month.

Based on the British series, Being Human centers on three mismatched twenty-something roommates, Aidan (Sam Witwer), a vampire, Josh, a werewolf and Sally (Meaghan Rath), a ghost. Pellegrino will play Aidan’s charismatic but menacing mentor Bishop. Pellegrino, who played Jacob on Lost and Lucifer on Supernatural, is repped by Domain and Framework.


I like the guy, but i am still dissappointed they are Americanizing it. And WTF with the name changes?

“Beavis & Butthead” Returning To MTV?!

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MTV’s cartoon classic Beavis and Butt-Head has been off the air for 13 years, but the world’s much-needed dose of the animated idiots who cruelly mock everything around them could be inching closer to the small screen.

B&B producer Mike Judge is reportedly working on 30 all-new episodes of the cult series for its native network, TV spies divulge to REVIEWniverse.com.

“Even better news for fans is that, should this come to pass, Judge plans on retaining the show’s original ghetto-tech aesthetic, right down to the faded color palatte. The source also reveals that the Extract director intends on keeping B and B’s format identical to its original sketch-videos-sketch incarnation, but with more contemporary music clips for the cartoon slacker-duo to skewer…”

The prickly icons became pop culture fixtures cracking jokes as part of MTV’s late-night lineup in the early ’90s. Beavis & Butthead were last seen on the big screen in the 1996 comedy Beavis & Butthead Do America.

Everything In-Between

Go behind the scenes and explore the three year journey of Imogen Heap's making of the Grammy Award winning album, Ellipse. Travel with Imogen as she invites you into her writing & recording process and building her brand new recording studio in her old family home.

Everything In-Between: The Story Of Ellipse is release on DVD on Aug 31st

Visit www.imogenheap.com to pre-order now!

DVD Trailer:

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Honestly, I love her and her crazy antics! <3

Gaga's international hit album is coming to the U.S.

Little monsters who are starting to itch for a new fix need only hold on til Aug. 3, when Lady Gaga will release a disc full of remixes in the U.S. This will be the first American release for The Remix, which is already an international hit after arriving overseas earlier this spring. In a press release, Interscope Records says that the U.S. version of the set will include 10 reconfigured tracks from The Fame and The Fame Monster, covering the hits from “Just Dance” to “Paparazzi” to “Bad Romance” to “Telephone” and beyond.


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RIP Pete Quaife (and any small hope for an original Kinks reunion)

Pete Quaife, a bassist who joined forces with two schoolmates to form the Kinks, one of the leading rock bands of the 1960s British Invasion, died on Wednesday in Herlev, Denmark. He was 66. The cause was kidney failure, a spokeswoman for the band said. Collapse )

This is late news, but after checking I don't believe it's been posted... better late to pay respects on ONTD than never? Here's a gorgeous, stunning, flawless classic video of the Kinks frolicking shortly before Pete left:


The Trotsky director Jacob Tierney calls Quebec cinema 'Too white'

The Trotsky director Jacob Tierney calls Quebec cinema 'Too white'

Montreal filmmaker Jacob Tierney certainly got folks talking on Tuesday. In a piece in La Presse - click ici to read it - the director of The Trotsky slams Quebec cinema for being too white-bread, too pure-laine, and too homegenous.

“Quebec society is extremely turned in on itself. Our art and our culture shows only white francophones. Anglophones and immigrants are ignored. They have no place in the québécois dream. It’s shameful.”

“I was born in Quebec, I speak French, but for the people, that doesn’t change anything: I will always be perceived as the Outsider. Some people tell me I can always move to Toronto, but I don’t want to go to Toronto! Montreal is home!”

His point, which is right on the money, is that mainstream franco cinema here all-too-often ignores anglos, immigrants and most anyone who isn't old-stock francophone.

The comments have already ignited quite a bit of chatter. I was invited to talk about it on the Premiere Chaine's noon-time phone-in show - I was the token bloke, I guess standing in for M. Tierney, who declined the invitation to explain his comments (which were made to a La Presse reporter in Los Angeles covering the premiere there of The Trotsky). The article from La Presse elicited all kinds of comments, which you can see after the article on cyberpresse, and most of the folks writing in clearly disagree rather vehemently with Tierney.

As usual, depressingly enough, cyberpresse readers are accusing Tierney of Quebec-bashing, pulling out all the usual stuff about how we must talk only about white francophones because this is a minority culture drowning in a sea of anglophone oppression. La Presse columnist Stephane Laporte has already posted a response to Tierney - click here to read it - and Laporte says "il n'y a rien de scandaleux qu'il raconte avant tout notre histoire" (there is nothing scandalous that our cinema tells first and foremost our own history). The problem with that statement is that anglos and allos are in fact part of our history.

To me, it's just weird that so few Quebecois films give a real sense of what life is really like here in Montreal (which is where the vast majority of these films take place). No one here lives exclusively in one language or one culture. And to make that point is not Quebec-bashing. It's just telling the truth, as unpleasant at that might be.

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What do you all think?
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BioWare Announces Dragon Age 2

The game, shown off on the cover of the latest issue of Game Informer magazine, is an all-new title (despite coming so soon after the last game), stars a new hero and will take you to different parts of the world, unseen in the first game.

The official Dragon Age 2 website gives us a lowdown of what to expect:
  • Embark upon an all-new adventure that takes place across an entire decade and shapes itself around every decision you make.
  • Determine your rise to power from a destitute refugee to the revered champion of the land.
  • Think like a general and fight like a Spartan with dynamic new combat mechanics that put you right in the heart of battle whether you are a mage, rogue, or warrior.
  • Go deeper into the world of Dragon Age with an entirely new cinematic experience that grabs hold of you from the beginning and never lets go.
  • Discover a whole realm rendered in stunning detail with updated graphics and a new visual style.

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Joss Whedon & Firefly Alums' Mysterious New Project?

Nathan Fillion posted a new picture today that shows him hanging out with Firefly alums Joss Whedon, Adam Baldwin, and Alan Tudyk, giving us only the clue "together again" to go by. They're mysteriously clinging to a tree and looking up at the sky, but for what?

Is this some new Firefly project? A precursor to the next installment of Dr. Horrible? Or are they just at Nathan's house watching fireworks over the weekend?

Fillion is being madly mysterious about the whole thing, which may or may not be his intent. If it is, well played sir. If it isn't, just tell us what this is all about!

Also, the Joss Whedon/J.J. Abrams San Diego Comic Con Panel CONFIRMED!

3:30-4:30 Entertainment Weekly: The Visionaries— A discussion with geek gods J. J. Abrams (Star Trek) and Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) on the future of pop culture. EW presents an in-depth conversation with these two creative geniuses about how technology, gaming, and global culture are reshaping how we tell and consume stories on television, film and the web. Plus: Is the superhero movie waning, or is it on the cusp of reinvention? And what do they think the pop culture universe will look like a decade from now? Moderated by Jeff "Doc" Jensen. Hall H

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What would you like to see happen if Firefly/Dr. Horrible continued, ONTD?
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Pete Wentz releases some more info on his new band Black Cards

The takeover, the break is indeed over. As you may've read about over the last week, I've got a new band called Black Cards. When FOB went on hiatus, I wasn't really sure what to do with myself. I know I wanted to keep travelling the world with my family. We had been to Jamaica recently. I spent a lot of time hanging around the beaches and I started to get inspired again by songs like "two sevens clash" and "warriors". I'd never heard any of these songs but could imagine them having an everlasting imprint, like people would dance to this stuff forever. I could feel these songs really meant something. Not just in Jamaica but globally, crossing through culture and language. I started collaborating via email with my friend Sam, who I knew from working on "As Cruel as School Children". He had been listening to a lot of old British stuff and we mashed that with the island vibe in the studio. I wanted to try a female vocalist cos I couldn't imagine trying to replace Patrick. Combine all this with my nonsense and ideas. Stuff I could never write or never had a perspective to write from in FOB.

Check out some of what we've been working here at www.blackcardsmusic.com. I know this won't be for everyone but honestly its a chance for me to try something different. I remain Fall Out Boy's #1 fan.



If you can still call him a douche after his choice to go with a female vocalist, I just don't know what to think about you. Also it's unclear who else is in the band, except this person Sam that he mentions in the post and Craig Owens who posted a video with a song a few days ago. Added the tags, sorry about that mods
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Videogame Post: The First "The Last Story" Trailer Released

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Mistwalker and Hironobu Sakaguchi has been working away at upcoming Wii RPG The Last Story for quite a long time now, and thus far all we've had to go on were scant details and concept art. Thankfully, Mistwalker unveiled the first trailer for The Last Story today, and the results are not quite what you may have been expecting from the father of Final Fantasy, Blue Dragon, and Lost Odyssey.

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Available on the Wii, who's picking it up? Hopefully out in the US sometime before 2012...
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Daytime tv superstar Kelly Ripa out in New York with her kids

Kelly Ripa was seen taking her two youngest children Lola and Joaquin Consuelos for a sweet treat at Starbucks in New York City on Tuesday (July 6).

Kelly, freshly tanned from her Italian vacation, was all smiles as she walked across the street to her local coffee shop.

Meanwhile, it appears Kelly witnessed the meeting of Hollywood’s hottest newlyweds, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, and she says the chemistry was obvious from the beginning.

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Mel Gibson's Racial Slur Latest Outrageous Outburst
Oscar-Winning Star Has History of Hot-Headed Tirades About Jews, Women, Gays

The Oscar-winning director and actor who caused a media storm four years ago over an alcohol-fueled anti-Semitic rant is again under fire for reportedly using a racial slur during an argument with his former girlfriend.

On Thursday, website Radaronline.com published transcript excerpts the site said came from an audiotape of Gibson telling his ex, Oksana Grigorieva, with whom he's battling in court over custody of their infant daughter, that the way she is dressed made her look like a "pig in heat."

"If you get raped by a pack of n***ers, it will be your fault," Gibson reportedly shouted at Grigorieva, using a deeply offensive expression for African-Americans. thx for the tip ABC

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I Know Who Jailed Me '10: Profit for Lindsay?

Lindsay Lohan is reportedly angling for $1 million for her first post-jail interview, and going to prison could end up boosting sales of her clothing line, too. "Financially, it's the best thing that could have ever happened to Lindsay."

Lately, Lindsay's main sources of income have been paid appearances and tweeting for cash, which pay no more than a few thousand a pop. But jailhouse confessions? Those are really worth something. Paris Hilton was reportedly offered $1 million for hers. (But ultimately gave it away for free to Larry King.) Popeater's Rob Shuter reports,

"Expect to see a major TV and magazine deal," a source close to Lindsay tells me. "Lindsay might have made a lot of mistakes, but she knows how much her first interview is worth. She won't even consider offers of less than $1 million."

Of course, they won't literally be paying for the interview—as is de rigueur for American checkbook journalism, she will technically be paid for some sort of primary material (video confessionals?) so the interview can remain "unpaid."

Meanwhile, Women's Wear Daily's Marcy Medina reports that retailers are stocking up on apparel from Lindsay's 6126 leggings line.

"Lindsay has mind share right now, so people will be interested to see what the merchandise looks like," said Jeff Vansinderen, a senior retail analyst at B. Riley & Co. "Times are tough right now in the retail environment and if I'm a retailer, I'm going to put the merchandise out there and try to sell it."

"This is a hard incident, and we don't know how the consumer is going to react," said Fraser Ross, owner of Kitson stores, who ordered about $15,000 worth of 6126 apparel for this month. He acknowledged that Lohan could get out of jail in as few as 23 days "as the clothes are hitting stores and there will be interest in her."

Once she has all her post-prison money, LiLo can blow it all on a massive coke bender, go to jail for that, give more interviews and reap more profits, and—whoops! Looks like we've fallen into a vortex of infinite regression, degradation, and debauchery. This process is also known as "show business."

Source: gawker.com/5582402/lindsay-lohan-poised-to-make-millions-by-going-to-jail
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Mel Gibson Can't Stop ... Won't Stop

Mel Gibson Hurls ANOTHER Racist Slur: Wetbacks

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Mel Gibson has spewed hatred about blacks and Jews, and now he is caught on tape making a bigoted remark about Hispanics.

Mel referred to one of his staffers as a "wetback," Radaronline.com reports.

"I will report her to the f**king people that take f**king money from the wetbacks," he said.

'Wetbacks' is a slur originally used to disparage Mexicans who swam across the Rio Grande to enter Texas illegally. It seems Mel was threatening to turn his staffer over to immigration authorities.

source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/08/mel-gibson-hurls-another_n_639231.html
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ONTD's new boyfriend being fan friendly in NYC

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Stepping out for a bout of shopping, Xavier Samuel was spotted in SoHo in New York City on Thursday (July 8).

The “Eclipse” stud looked super cute in jeans and a button up as he made his way down the street, and was nice enough to stop and pose for pictures with adoring fans.

In other news, not looking for a competition, Mr Samuel recently spoke with MTV at the premiere of “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” about the outrageous box office sales “Eclipse” has brought in.

The confident actor told, "I was just kind of focused on doing a good job, but we're here tonight for 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' and also a good friend of mine, [actress] Teresa Palmer, who's a fellow Adelaiden from Australia, so I thought I'd come out and show my support. I heard it's a really cool film."

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Men at Work Sued Over 'Down Under'

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Some hot music-business news from The Land Down Under: Larrikin Music, the Australian publishing company that holds the rights to the old campfire favorite “Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree,” just successfully won five percent of Men at Work’s royalties for the song “Down Under.” Larrikin alleges that the flute part in Men at Work’s international hit and de facto Australian pop anthem too closely mimics “Kookaburra,” which was written by a now-deceased schoolteacher over 70 years ago.
On Tuesday, Jacobson ordered Men at Work's recording company, EMI Songs Australia, and "Down Under" songwriters Colin Hay and Ron Strykert, to pay 5 percent of royalties earned from the song since 2002 and from its future earnings. A statute of limitations restricted Larrikin from seeking royalties earned before 2002. The court didn't specify what the 5 percent penalty translates to in dollars.
Larrikin initially sought 60 percent of royalties, but the judge seemed to agree with EMI’s claim that that was a bit steep. EMI is, of course, filing an appeal.

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New York Mag Discusses The Lizzie McGuire Movie Twitter Phenom

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Lizzie McGuire, the Disney Channel's apparently still-beloved Hilary Duff vehicle that ended in 2004, was inexplicably a Twitter trending topic this morning. Huh? Well, that's what everyone kept saying: Why is Lizzie McGuire a trending topic? #LizzieMcGuire, thus perpetuating this trend in a wild positive-feedback loop! Did a spammer start this? Some Twitter users were using an apparent "latest update on the Lizzie McGuire movie" to link to a fake weight-loss blog. (The Lizzie McGuire Movie came out in 2003, and we've heard very little about a sequel since the idea was canned later that year.) Or did the trend start because, as many noted, The Lizzie McGuire Movie has been playing on the Disney Channel as recently as last night?

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Joe Wright To Direct The Little Mermaid

Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid is best known in cinematical terms these days as the Disney musical featuring singing crabs and a happy-go-lucky undersea princess who wins the heart of the human prince she loves. But if Working Title and Atonement/The Soloist director Joe Wright have any say in the matter, a very different version will be headed for our screens.

The production company and the director are teaming up for the first ever English-language live action take on the tale, which will follow the young mermaid’s quest to give up her life under the ocean to live with the human she falls for.

Though chances are it could harken back to the darker themes of Anderson’s original 1837 plot, we’re not sure it’ll delve too far, since Wright’s take will be inspired by a children’s puppet theatre production staged by the Little Angel Company in London.

Abi Morgan, who last wrote the script for Brick Lane, has been tasked with turning the story into a screenplay.

Wright, meanwhile, is finishing up work on assassin drama Hanna, with Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett. Wonder if Ronan might be among the actresses considered to play the mermaid in the new movie?

Source: http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=28315
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Kenny G to Prince: The Internet is not dead

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Kenny G isn't bowing down to Prince.

The saxophonist candidly joked in response to a recent interview in which Prince said the Internet is completely over.

Kenny G says if the Internet is dead "then I must be dead, too, 'cause I use it all the time." He adds with a laugh: "Maybe I've got a sixth sense, and I only see dead people. I don't know."

The 54-year-old admits the majority of his audience may not be as "Internet and download savvy" like fans of singer Rihanna, but he knows he must use the outlet to promote his music.

Prince refuses to use digital platforms to distribute his music. But Kenny G says he will do what it takes to stay connected, especially since he just released a new album, the R&B-flavored "Heart & Soul."

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Archie Comics is going postal

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America’s most squeaky-clean teens may start popping up in your mailbox: Archie, Betty, and Veronica of the beloved Archie Comics series are being honored with their very own postage stamp.

The Riverdale High trio will join fellow comic-strip legends Beetle Bailey, Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield, and Dennis the Menace as part of the U.S. Postal Service’s new Sunday Funnies commemorative stamps. The stamps will debut July 16 with a first-day-of-issue ceremony in Columbus, Ohio.

Each of the stamps features the funny-page stars completely in character: lazy Private Beetle Bailey, who arrived on the scene in 1950, laughs as Sarge flips his lid; tot-and-tiger team Calvin and Hobbes, who premiered in 1985, make funny faces; 5-year-old Dennis the Menace, who has been stirring up trouble since 1951, runs off to wreak more havoc; and Garfield, born in 1978, stays true to his catty self by giving eager pooch Odie the cold shoulder.

As for Archie, the forever-17-year-old redhead who was created in 1941 and made his newspaper debut in 1946, is shown sharing a chocolate milkshake with his favorite blonde and brunette gal pals.

To coincide with the honor, issue #210 of the “Archie Double Digest" (which is now available), includes a story in which the Riverdale gang imagine what it would be like to be immortalized in stamp form.

Said Archie Comics publisher Jon Goldwater of the tribute, “The U.S. Postage Stamp signifies just how much Archie Comics and its fabled romantic and comedic adventures of Archie and friends continue to touch our hearts and make us all laugh out loud, not just on Sundays, but on each and every day."

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Rihanna’s Philips concert canceled

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After hearing reports that Rihanna’s concert, planned for July 28 at Philips Arena, was suffering poor ticket sales, we have now heard it has been canceled.

Our source is an insider who’s been working with promoters.

Rihanna was to have performed with Ke$ha.

It’s just the latest in a long string of summer concert cancelations. Here locally, 50 Cent was to have played the Tabernacle but scrapped the show, presumably due to low ticket sales. On Friday night, Liza Minnelli’s planned concert at Chastain Park Amphitheatre was scotched. The performer sent a statement saying that complications following knee surgery forced the move.

And Lilith Fair dropped its planned Aug. 8 date.

Rihanna’s concert is still listed on the Philips events calendar and the Live Nation Web site, although some of her other concerts are listed as “canceled” on the Live Nation site. She was to have performed July 22 and 24 in Phoenix and Dallas and Aug. 3 in Indiana, for example. All of those dates are now scotched.


Absences Is A Term Of Art Quits, As Lilo Vows To Appeal Jail Sentence

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TMZ has learned ... Lindsay Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, has resigned as LiLo's lawyer

TMZ called Holley for comment on a story we're working on, and she informed us she is no longer repping Lindsay. Sources tell us Holley resigned earlier today.

As for who Lindsay will be hiring ... we're told she's a brand new lawyer, Tiffany Feder-Cohen, who was just admitted to the bar in November.

As for what Lindsay wants her to do ... stay tuned. We'll tell you shortly


Sources tell TMZ ... Lindsay Lohan vows to appeal Judge Marsha Revel's 90-day jail sentence.

One source who was with Lindsay last night says LiLo proclaimed, "I'm not going to jail!" Lindsay was talking with people in her apartment about appealing the case.

As for how Lindsay could appeal ... the only real basis is arguing that Judge Revel abused her discretion in nailing LiLo with a 90-day sentence. The chances of winning such an appeal are extremely remote under the best of circumstances, and given Lindsay's performance on probation ... snowballs and hell come to mind.

Lindsay's vow to appeal could explain why Shawn Chapman Holley just threw in the towel and resigned.

We're told Lohan's new attorney, Tiffany Feder-Cohen, has already been in touch with the Sheriff's Department.

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Lady Gaga Fan Lives Life in Costume

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Lady Gaga lives her life in costume.

It is a concept that 23-year-old blogger and Gaga fan Denise Kuan decided to channel on her website, EverydayGaga.com.

After Kuan dressed as the pop star for Halloween in 2009, she began a blog to show what it would be like to spend every day dressed up as the singer.

Kuan's website features photos of her doing everyday activities dressed in full-on Gaga attire - from cleaning the house to hula-hooping to taking out the trash.

"In a way, the posts every day are little tributes to Lady Gaga," Kuan told CBSNews.com. "...going about her everyday life in her own way, regardless of what people around her might think."

Under the "About" section of her blog, Kuan features a quote from Lady Gaga that shows her desire to always be dressed up.

"When I meet celebrities and they’re in casual clothes, I'm always like: 'Whaaat?' I don't mean to be judgmental, but it would do them better to be who they really are, all the time," she quoted the singer as saying. "This is really who I am all the time. When I get out of a car and there are 30 fans waiting for me, I know I’m dressed the way I should be. There's a reason they have that emotional reaction."

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No, Lindsay, it's time you 'F' yourself: NY Post columnist pops off on Lindsay Lohan

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Enough! Blubbering, bawling mega boob Lindsay Lohan doesn't deserve a speck of your sympathy or support, nor a dollop of respect. What Linz desperately needs is a swift kick in the teeth, a foot in the backside and a broom with which to clean up her many messes, which I would not touch with a full-body condom.

She's finished. Over.
Once, she was a role model for young ladies, the fresh-faced child star who entered our living rooms and movie theaters with heaps of promise and every opportunity known to man and the creator. Now, she poses a dangerous example to girls everywhere, proving that, with enough money, fame and drugs, one never has to take responsibility for one's behavior.

These days, she resembles something dragged in on the bottom of my shoe.

Even in LA, a town of second, third and 23rd chances, the pathologically spoiled, drug-addled skank finally went too far, which is saying a lot in a place where a judge kissed up to girl-beater Chris Brown, and a jury actually freed OJ Simpson.
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Chris Brown Records With Keyshia Cole

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Chris Brown is continuing his resurgence this week with word that he has been in the studio with Keyshia Cole. The 21-year-old broke the news about their collaboration in a recent Twitter update.

Brown tweeted: "In the studio wit Keyshia Cole . . . she says hello!!!!"

The collaboration is the most recent move by Brown, who has struggled to recover his career since pleading guilty to assault charges against his ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Last week, Brown also connected with hip-hop's man of the moment - Drake.

In a recent interview with Extra, Drake revealed that the two met up in the studio saying, "I've been working all night. I've just been in the studio. I was actually in the studio with Chris Brown for a little bit."


Usher's new EP/reissue totally rips off Lady Gaga

Usher's album is barely 4-months-old and he's already on to his next project.

The singer is releasing eight new songs on a new disc, "Versus," which will be out Aug. 24. The songs will also be released on a special deluxe version of "Raymond V. Raymond," which was released in March. That album includes hits like the No. 1 song "OMG."

Usher follows in the footsteps of Lady Gaga, who released "The Fame Monster" as a separate disc and also as a deluxe version of "The Fame" after the success of that album.


Gaga is not amused.

ONTD, are you unable to read? Usher is not ripping off Gaga by rereleasing the album. He is ripping her off by putting the rerelease's bonus songs out as their own album.
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Source: Kanye West, Amber Rose Taking a Break

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Kanye West and his model-girlfriend Amber Rose are taking a break, a source close to the rapper, 33, tells UsMagazine.com.

"They are still good friends," the source tells Us. "Kanye is consumed with recording his comeback record in Hawaii and had to shut it all off. When he's in work mode, he can't handle a relationship. He told Amber he needs to devote everything right now to his craft."

Rose, 27, isn't sulking.

Over the Fourth of July weekend, she was spotted making out with Kim Kardashian's ex Reggie Bush at Axe Lounge in NYC's The Hamptons -- as West's hit "Flashing Lights" blared from the speakers.

Nevertheless, a second source tells Us: "I wouldn't say it's over for good" for West and Rose. "It's always off-and-on when it's convenient for these two. He doesn't go out anymore and she loves it, so he lets her. I wouldn't be surprised if they are seen together again next week."


Connie Britton on Emmy Nod: "There must be some mistake"

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'Friday Night Lights' MVP Connie Britton on Emmy nod: 'There must be some mistake'
by Michael Ausiello

Shortly after Connie Britton learned that she’d finally scored an Emmy nomination for her impeccable work on Friday Night Lights, the lead-actress contender rang me up to share her reaction, as well as her feelings about the series’ imminent end. (She and the gang are—gulp!—just two weeks away from shooting the finale.) Now, I don’t wanna say she had to call me, although I did do everything but go door-to-door to ATAS voters’ houses to make sure they had checked her name on their ballots. Okay, she had to call me. There, I said it. Below, her thoughts:

Congrats! Can you believe it?
CONNIE BRITTON: It’s ridiculous.

It’s insane.
BRITTON: Ridiculous.

I was worried they called your name by accident.
BRITTON: The first two calls I had this morning, I still was like, “Are you sure? There must be some mistake.”

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Celine Dion is having twin boys!

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Celine Dion is going to be surrounded by men!

The "My Heart Will Go On" singer, who announced she's expecting twins in November, is going to have two boys, Star has learned exclusively.

In May, Celine — who already has a 9-year-old son, René-Charles, with husband René Angélil, 68 — announced that she's pregnant with two bundles of joy thanks to her sixth attempt at in-vitro fertilization.

I was hoping for at least one girl, but I'm still excited! Yay for them!
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Christopher Columbus Learns to "Cast Families" of Child Stars

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Director Chris Columbus says he has learned that directors should consider the family ties of children who appear in their films.

Columbus, who directed Home Alone, the first two Harry Potter films, and Percy Jackson and Olympians The Lightning Thief , told the Coventry Telegraph Wednesday that he had "learned a big lesson way back when we did Home Alone " because he ended up casting Macaulay Culkin, whom he described as "a kid who truly had a troubled family life." As a result his celebrity didn't "work out for him," Columbus said. When he cast the Potter films, however, he had already come to the realization "that you really have to cast the family as well, and look at their parents, and those Potter kids have turned out pretty well."


I find this slightly rude... Mac's drama is way in the past. But this post has Culkins and Harry Potter, and is thus my favorite post.
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is this Inception? coz somebody just stole one of my dreams...

Efron, Lautner: Dream Cast for Gay Grease Remake

Zac Efron and Taylor Lautner would be director Randal Kleiser’s choice to star in a gay remake of his blockbuster musical Grease.

In an interview with Gay.com, Kleiser, who has been out as a gay man most of his career, also says that out actors Sean Hayes and Neil Patrick Harris “are the role models of today, and probably the next generation will find more, because I think less and less people are getting uptight about being gay.”

A sing-along version of Kleiser’s 1978 hit musical romance that starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John will be shown Friday night at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and open in select theaters nationwide July 8.

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Selena Gomez praises "amazing" Cheryl Cole

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Selena Gomez has revealed that she is a Cheryl Cole fan.

The 17-year-old - who is due to release her sophomore album in September - heard Cole's debut solo single 'Fight For This Love' during a promotional trip to the UK, reports OMG Music.

"Nobody in the States knows her, she’s amazing," she said. "I have her whole album (3 Words). I had to call her label and get a copy as they don’t sell it in the States.

"This is how obsessed I am with this girl… we’re on the same label and I was like [on the phone] ‘I NEED this album!"

Gomez had previously revealed that she would like to work with the Girls Aloud singer, who is currently being treated in hospital for malaria.


Selena listening to Cheryl's "Stand Up" and "Fight For This Love" + Talking about Cheryl's album.


12 Things You Need To Know About The New Spider-Man

A bluffer's guide to Andrew Garfield

While he may be a slightly little older pick than we were expecting for the back-to-school Spidey, Andrew Garfield has on his side talent, charm, tousled hair and a face fresher than the dew on a mountainside. In Narnia. And it's as well, because as Tobey Maguire's successor for Marc Webb's Spider-Man 4, he'll guide Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's webby wonder through high school angst and the painful loss of his uncle. But who is he? Here's a handy route-map to Garfield aficionado-dom.

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Ralph Fiennes Joines Tomas Alfredson’s ‘Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy'

Let the Right One In director Tomas Alfredson has been at work assembling an adaptation of the novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy from author John Le Carre. A month ago we heard that Gary Oldman set to star, with possible co-stars Michael Fassbender, Colin Firth and David Thewlis.

Sadly, David Thewlis won’t be part of the lineup, but the other three names are now confirmed along with a new addition: Ralph Fiennes.

Variety says the film will shoot in London in October, but at this point we don’t have any new info about the script by Peter Morgan or the characters that will be associated with the cast.

The story has retired intelligence agent George Smiley (Gary Oldman) being called back to serve when a high-ranking member of MI6 is suspected of being a Soviet mole. I still hope that Le Carré and Morgan kept the jargon that was used in the novel; Le Carré called MI6 ‘the circus’, black bag ops were ’scalphunters’ and American agents were ‘the cousins’.

Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy has been adapted twice before: by the BBC for television in 1979 with Alec Guinness starring as George Smiley, and then by BBC Radio 4 in 1988. A 1982 BBC mini-series later adapted Smiley’s People (again with Guinness), the third book in the trilogy, but the middle chapter has never made it to screen. The shoes of Alec Guinness will be difficult to fill, and I’d initially hoped for someone like Bob Hoskins, but Gary Oldman could easily nail this, too.

- Source

Holy shit, this cast and this director! This just became one of my most anticipated films.


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Captain America Talks Costume
Exclusive: Chris Evans on Cap's new look

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Chris Evans, as you might have guessed, is a very busy man. Not only is he coping with realization that he is, in fact, the new Captain America, but he’s also, you know, working and stuff. Still, we managed to catch him recently to give us a few words about the goings on in Camp Captain America: The First Avenger.

More specifically, about the costume and design challenges the team are facing, and just how Cap’s going to look – especially exciting considering the concept art leaked just last month.

"It’s an amazing costume. Given the fact that his costume is red, white and blue, and it’s tight, and it could be kind of flash and over the top – and given the fact that the movie takes place in the ‘40s and ‘50s – they’ve done a really good job of making it look really cool."

"I think everyone that’s going to see it is going to say, 'Okay, well done. Well done. I think they got the costume right. The casting they completely ruined, but the costume they nailed!'"

In comparison to his lithe, skin-tight Fantastic Four costume, Evans says: “[In the FF suit] …you could move around quite well. This is a little more cumbersome. It doesn’t exactly breathe the way the Fantastic Four costume breathed, but it’s the way it should be. Any type of World War II uniform would be a little chunky, and I think that’s what kind of gives it its character.”

Damn straight Captain, couldn’t agree with you more. Now let’s talk shields. What kind of kit can we expect here?

“We’ve been testing a lot of shields. Last time I was in London they had six shields and I had to hold each one, see if I was comfortable with each one, see which one we all thought had the right look. The thing is pretty heavy, so I’m not sure I can throw it that far! I’ll give it my best shot, but hopefully they’ll have some sort of stunt shield when it comes to actually chucking it!”

Agreed. Flinging an actual shield is not a good idea. We speak from experience with our very own 300 shield. The kitchen window will never, ever be the same again.

Captain America: The First Avenger is out on July 22 next year.

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Gina Gershon starts new movie, you wish you were her girlfriend

Gina Gershon to star in indie 'Five Minarets'

Gina Gershon, Danny Glover and Robert Patrick will lead the cast of the indie film "Five Minarets in New York."

The movie is the English-language debut of Turkish writer-director Mahsun Kirmizigul, whose previous film, "I Saw the Sun," was Turkey's foreign-language film Oscar submission last year. Gershon will star as Maria, the wife of a Turkish scholar who is arrested by federal authorities after being wrongfully accused of a crime.

The APA-repped Gershon is in theaters in the Taylor Hackford-directed drama "Love Ranch." The actress is filming the Maya Entertainment crime story "The Exodus of Charlie Wright."

The ICM-repped Glover most recently appeared in "2012," "Blindness" and "Death at a Funeral."

Patrick, repped by Paradigm and the Coronel Group, recently appeared in "The Men Who Stare at Goats," "Strange Wilderness" and "Bridge to Terabithia."

A former singer, Kirmizigul also is the writer-director of "The White Angel" and the co-writer of "The Wings of the Night."


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Jesse Tyler Ferguson talks about his Emmy nomination

It's a good day for Modern Family. In addition to being nominated for the Emmy for Best Comedy Series, basically every actor in the show (with the glaring exception of Ed O'Neill) got an individual nod. This morning, we spoke with Jesse Tyler Ferguson about his nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy, along with his co-stars Eric Stonestreet and Ty Burrell. Obviously, he's very excited.

Emma? It's Lea Michele!

Sing me a song!
[Singing.] It's time to try, defying gravity!

Okay, Jesse, I'm on to you. How are you feeling?
Excited is an understatement. I got a voice message from Ty Burrell. Eric Stonestreet called me, bawling, which was sweet, and of course started making me cry. The Twitter has blown up; I've gotten text messages — a lot is happening.

Were you expecting it?

No. I was absolutely, 100 percent cocky about the show getting nominated; I knew it would be. And I was certain that Eric and Ty would get them, but I really wasn't expecting it for myself. I actually thought everyone would get one but me. I even sent out an e-mail saying, "If I'm the only cast member not nominated, I solemnly swear to not be moody, and to be happy for the show, and only cry quietly in privacy."

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EuroGreasy's Girlfriend's Facebook Was Hacked! BooHoo

Irina Shayk, Cristiano Ronaldo Girlfriend, HACKED On Facebook

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Irina Shayk, a 24-year-old model linked to soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, was the victim of a Facebook hacker attack,
the New York Post reports. According to the article, someone entered Shayk's account and wrote public postings pretending to be upset over Ronaldo's newborn son -- of whom Shayk is not the mother.

"I am so devastated, I am at home crying right now," one of the posts said. But Shayk, who is currently in New York with the former FIFA World Player of the Year, will not comment on her lover's baby.

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which one of you hacked her facebook account?
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Cristiano Ronaldo Did Not Name His Baby Ronaldo

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You're going to have to throw away the brow tweezers you got engraved with the name "Ronaldo" on it, because apparently that's not what Cristiano Ronaldo named his 1-month-old son. Cristiano's sister tells The Daily Telegraph that Crispy has given his son the name Cristiano Jr. I guess Cristianojesty was already taken. Crispy's sister said:

"The baby is doing very well. We are looking after him while Cristiano is away. He's called Cristiano just like his dad. "Cristiano chose the name but we like it. He looks like his father and like me. He has the same eyes. We don’t know the mother, we never met her."

It makes sense that Cristiano Jr. is named Cristiano Jr. I mean, Crispy Sr. has already hired Mimi's airbrusher to paint 6-pack abs on Crispy Jr. so his son can have a situation just like him! Crispy Sr. has already ordered a custom-made spray tanning playpen so that his son have a perfect "5-month-old orange left in the back of the fridge" complexion just like him! And Crispy Sr. has already already bought a pacifier that squirts lip gloss so that his son can have precious shiny lips just like him. So of course he's going to name his son after himself!

Here's more of Crispy Sr. flaunting his ebony toe nails while on vacation in NYC with his girlfriend. Before you start going on about how Crispy Sr. should be at home in Portugal with his new baby, think for a minute. Crispy Jr. is obviously not ready yet.. Do you really expect Crispy Sr. to spend an extended amount of time with a pasty baby with non-plucked brows?!
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Drama at the Montreux Jazz Festival

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The Montreux Jazz Festival began brilliantly under the burning sun. Prince gave the honor of his presence among the audience, the tourists appreciated the free concerts and the program was excellent.

Nevertheless the waters of the lake of Geneva are troubled. Regina Spektor, who played yesterday at the Stravinski auditorium, entered the stage in tears. In a broken voice she explained that one of her musicians had suddenly passed away in Montreux a few days previously. Despite bouts of weeping her performance was unfailing, and the American pianist repeatedly gave homage to her "beautiful friend Dan".

According to the newspaper "24 heures" the musician had drowned in the lake of Geneva, near the Chillon Castle in the Montreux community. The body was retrieved ten meters off the shore where the water is about three meters deep. A friend who had gone swimming with him had suddenly lost him from view. Currently an investigation is underway.

The concert was really intense, people were in tears and really supportive whenever she needed a minute. Near the beginning she asked the audience to please stop taking photos and after that I only saw one person do so (although there's a video of Samson on YT already). In between songs she kept having to wipe her eyes and collect herself and at one point her bandmate took over and played a song Dan had loved. But she pulled through all songs, her voice was as phenomenal as ever and never broke and you could see how much she was feeling it. Raw emotion, especially during Blue Lips, The Wallet and of course Genius Next Door.

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Confirmed: 'Glee' Doing Britney Episode

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Is Britney Spears next to be "Gleeked" out? ET knows…

While there's no word if the pop princess herself will appear on the hit show, "Glee" creator/writer Ryan Murphy tells ET that the show is currently in the middle of writing a Spears episode.

The hit show, earning 19 Emmy noms Thursday, will also air a big tribute episode after next year's Super Bowl, but Murphy didn't reveal which star it will be based on, only hinting that we were "close" by guessing Michael Jackson.


Lindsay Lohan takes big girl notes, almost gets taken seriously.

Nobody can accuse Lindsay Lohan of not doing her homework.

During the hearing on Tuesday that led to the starlet's 90-day jail sentence, the actor was seen writing with a red pen. Later, she covered her face with the page, inadvertently showing it to the cameras. What appears in high-resolution photos of that page will surprise anyone who thought Lohan was just a party girl: Turns out, she's an expert note-taker as well!

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the king of r&b blesses us w/ a new single

As his latest album Raymond v. Raymond approaches platinum status, Usher keeps the momentum going with a sequel to the project called Versus. The new set, due August 24, contains eight new songs, including collaborations with Bun B and Pitbull, who guests on the lead single “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love,” a dance record produced by Max Martin. The follow-up single, “Hot Tottie” produced by Polow Da Don, will be delivered to radio on August 9.


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'Pushing Daisies' star, 'Law & Order' vet join HBO's 'Miraculous Year'

Pushing Daisies‘ Lee Pace and ex-Law & Order ADA Linus Roache have joined HBO’s drama pilot Miraculous Year. Stark Sands (Generation Kill) has also been cast in a supporting role. Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow has signed on to direct the pilot, which is described as an examination of a New York family as seen through the eyes of a charismatic, self-destructive Broadway composer (played by Tony winner Eddie Redmayne). Hope Davis, Frank Langella, and Patti LuPone round out the cast.


FINALLY, Lee Pace. Finally. "Marmaduke" just won't do. And Eddie Redmayne too, damn good cast.

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Welcome to the Rileys trailer released!

After hitting the A-list playing Bella, the lovestruck heroine of "Twilight", Kristen Stewart could have easily developed a nice cushy career starring in Nicholas Sparks weepies. Instead she went for something dark and daring. "Welcome to the Rileys" -- which also stars James Gandolfini of "Sopranos" fame and Oscar-winner Melissa Leo -- was the talk of this year's Sundance Film Fest. In the flick, she plays a troubled teenaged stripper who finds herself adopted by a grieving couple. Critics have praised her performance, where she bares her soul, and a lot else, for the part. She's even getting some early Oscar buzz. The flick opens in October November.

Of course, this isn't the first time Stewart has gone edgy for a part -- remember her turn in this year's "The Runaways" -- and it doesn't seem like it's going to be her last. She is slated to star as Marylou in the adaptation of Jack Kerouac's seminal book "On the Road." That movie is set to open in May 2011.



Female Rappers post

Featuring: Eve, Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim, Trina and Missy Elliot.

It's been a while since we've seen this rap chick out and about. Chatty Eve was spotted running some errands in L.A. sporting a casual summer look. Cute as usual.


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Queens Of The Stone Age Mapping Out New Album Plans

Queens Of The Stone Age have plans to focus on a new album later this year with a mid-2011 release date being eyed. In addition, band mastermind Josh Homme is also pondering the idea of playing some of the groups past albums in their entirety live. More on all of that can be found in a new interview Homme did with Rollingstone.com. As previously reported, a new deluxe version of the bands major label debut “Rated R” will arrive in stores on August 03rd.

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Interview with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page about "Inception"

Norwegian distributor Sandrew Metronome has provided us with video interviews with some of the filmmakers involved with "Inception", the new film by Christopher Nolan with Leonardo DiCaprio in the main role.

This interview is with actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoEJKoMVaj4

I think I find Ellen's voice annoying...kinda reminds me of Janice from Friends lol

There aren’t enough posts about Liam Neeson on ONTD

That has to change.

One of his recent films Chloe, which featured Amanda Seyfried and Julianne Moore having hot lesbian sex just got nominated for a bunch of Canadian Director’s Guild awards. Chloe will be out on DVD in the U.S. next week.

Atom Egoyan's erotic thriller "Chloe" and the TV crime dramas "Flashpoint" and "The Bridge" lead the nominees for the Directors Guild of Canada Awards. Egoyan's sexually charged feature garnered nods in the five categories it was eligible for — best picture, direction, production, picture editing and sound editing.

So yeah, that’s great and all but even greater is the excuse to posts pics of Liam.

If you’re a teenage virgin, I would strongly urge you not travel to Paris unless Liam is your dad. Just sayin.

A sequel to Taken is supposedly in the works.

Fun factoid: He is known as one of the more well-endowed men in Hollywood. According to one of his conquests Janice Dickinson, Liam has "the biggest penis of any man alive. He unzipped his pants and an Evian bottle fell out. It was insane!”

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Lucas Till Joins 'X-Men: First Class'

It was reported earlier today that Nicholas Hoult and Caleb Landry Jones had joined the cast of director Matthew Vaughn's "X-Men: First Class," as the Beast and Banshee, respectively. Now add another name to the mix: Entertainment Weekly reports that Lucas Till ("Hannah Montana: The Movie") is in negotiations to join the cast as well. Till will reportedly play Havok, who, in the comics, is the brother of X-Men leader Cyclops. However, EW hints that these parts listed may not be the actual characters in the movie, but might be part of a misdirection campaign to keep some surprises from fans. I guess we'll find out when "First Class" hits theatres in June 2011.


I think he's so dreamy.

Newest Machete Trailer (with no Lindsay)

20th Century Fox has revealed the new trailer for Machete, opening in theaters on September 3. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis, the action film stars Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Michelle Rodriguez, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech Marin, Jeff Fahey, Don Johnson and Steven Seagal.

Machete is based on the "fake" trailer in Rodriguez's 2007 Grindhouse. The feature version of the trailer finds Machete (Trejo) a renegade former Mexican Federale, roaming the streets of Texas after a shakedown from drug lord Torrez (Seagal). Reluctantly, Machete takes an offer from spin doctor Benz (Fahey) to assassinate McLaughlin (De Niro) a corrupt Senator. Double crossed and on the run Machete braves the odds with the help of Luz (Michelle Rodriguez), a saucy taco slinger, Padre (Marin) his "holy" brother, and April (Lohan) a socialite with a penchant for guns. All while being tracked by Sartana (Alba), a sexy ICE agent with a special interest in the blade slinger.

zayn→ bitch (ur favs could never)

teen vogue is a piece of shit.

Is a GBF (Gay Best Friend) the New Must-Have Accessory for Teen Girls?

He's fun, trust-worthy, and supportive, plus you don't have to compete with him. He's your gay best friend--and he's in demand.

This spring, sixteen-year-old Mimi* noticed a new trend at her Pacific Palisades, California, high school. The must-have items for her fashionista classmates included a Proenza Schouler tie-dyed top, a shrunken military jacket, neon-bright chunky bracelets, and . . . a gay best friend.
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Ain't no drama like lesbian drama!

Are Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels headed for a custody battle?

Almost a week after the singer filed legal documents to end their partnership, Michaels also went to court to file her own papers.

But while Etheridge, 49, requested joint custody of the couple's 3-year-old twins, Michaels, 35, is seeking full legal and physical custody, with visitation for Etheridge, documents filed in L.A. County Superior Court show. Michaels gave birth to son Miller and daughter Johnnie in 2006. She is also asking the court to grant her spousal support.

In her paperwork, Michaels filed for a dissolution of marriage rather than a dissolution of domestic partnership. At the time of their union, they did not qualify to legally marry. However, her attorney says the filing was a deliberate choice.

"Tammy filed a dissolution of marriage, because in her eyes this was a marriage. Both she and Melissa gave it the dignity of a marriage – they had a marital ceremony back in 2001," attorney Steve Knowles tells PEOPLE. "If the court system says there was no such thing as a marriage and tells us we have to amend it to a domestic partnership, so be it. It's a symbolic act on Tammy's part, and frankly she thought it would be better for the children if they were recognized as children of a married couple. ... It was not at all Tammy's decision to go down the route to dissolve their marriage."

Both Etheridge and Michaels cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split.

Michaels expressed her shock over Etheridge's filing, writing on her blog Saturday that she felt blindsided.

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What's this? Why it's a Sherlock Holmes post!

Jude Law Reveals Clues to 'Sherlock Holmes 2' Start Date

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You didn't have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out that Robert Downey Jr's version of the iconic detective would be returning to theaters: considering the film made an impressive $516 million worldwide against just a $90 million production budget, the question wasn't if, it was when. Now thanks to trusty sidekick Watson, we know the answer.

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First Look: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's Olsenboye Line

Get schooled in style by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen with their latest line, Olsenboye.

If you're feeling overwhelmed just thinking about juggling your back-to-school agenda, take a lesson from multitaskers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The tireless twins recently added a new line to a budding empire that already includes cult faves The Row and Elizabeth and James. But for Olsenboye--an affordable-cool collection of chiced-up staples and jeans--the designers got a little extra help via a collaboration with JCPenney. "They've been so supportive of our vision," says Mary-Kate, right down to Web videos the duo dreamed up "to bring the clothes to life." The job has its perks, though, thanks to the sisters' far-flung sources of inspiration. "Each season we pick a new city, then travel there for research. For fall, it's London," Ashley says. "We're really influenced by street fashion." So while girls around the globe have long studied the sibling style icons for cues, Mary-Kate and Ashley are now turning the focus around. "Olsenboye isn't about trends so much as how girls mix and match," Mary-Kate says. The duo put their famous layering skills to work at our shoot, creating a look for the first day of class from fall picks like a studded army jacket, heeled clogs, and slouchy gray jeans inspired by vintage-denim shopping trips. "With jeans, it's hard to find that perfect fit," Mary-Kate says. "We modeled ours after great pairs we've hunted down, to make them more available." One less thing for you to have to worry about.

They actually smiled; and look cute doing so! They need an affordable adult line. I absolutely love The Row and Elizabeth and James, but there is no way I could afford it right now. Olsenboye is just too young for me, they need a Macy's type of line.

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Law Enforcement Questions Oksana's M.O.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... they have "serious concerns" over Oksana Grigorieva's credibility in connection with her domestic violence claim against Mel Gibson ... because, we're told, she had money on the brain before making her claim.

Our sources say Gibson has emails and other evidence Oksana "tried to extract money from Mel in return for the [explosive] tapes."  As TMZ has already reported, Oksana secretly recorded Gibson during sev