July 10th, 2010


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Raoul Moat's 'close friend' Paul Gascoigne wants to join negotiations

The Raoul Moat armed stand-off took a bizarre turn when former England footballer Paul Gascoigne arrived in Rothbury claiming to be a friend of the gunman.

Northumbria Police finally found Moat on the riverbank at Rothbury on Friday evening, after a seven-day manhunt which followed the shooting of his former girlfriend, her new boyfriend and a traffic policeman.

Armed officers are now attempting to negotiate with Moat, who is reported to be holding a sawn off shotgun to his head.
They were stunned when Gascoigne turned up at their cordon and asked to talk to his friend 'Moatie', as he had brought him some food, lager and warm clothing.
The 1990 World Cup hero described Moat as "a good lad" and suggested there was no chance of the man wanted in connection with three shootings trying to harm him, as they are mates.

Officers did not allow the former footballer, who is better known as Gazza, access to the scene of the stand-off and have dismissed the idea that he is a close friend of Moat.
During an interview with Metro Radio, a barely coherent Gascoigne claimed: "He is willing to give in now. I just want to give him some therapy and say 'come on Moatie, it's Gazza'."
It is believed one of Moat's close friends, Tony Laidler, has been brought in by police to help with negotiations.

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CHRIS PINE SAYS WORDS--hey, where are you going! come back. hey. I ADDED PICTURES.

Chris Pine hasn't let 'Star Trek' fame keep him from stage

Christopher(OH SHIT Y'ALL, THIS IS SERIOUS NOW) Pine hasn't let Captain James T. Kirk get in his way.

In fact, Star Trek's gung-ho starship commander would probably admire Pine's "I'll do it my way" approach to his career. (I'D LET HIM DO IT HIS WAY. MY WAY. ANY DAMN WAY. YOU KNEW THAT WAS COMING.)

Pine, 29, is a serious theater actor, and unlike most stage-trained performers who find sudden Hollywood fame,(FICKLE BITCHES) he hasn't abandoned live performance.

Playing Kirk in last year's blockbuster movie "Star Trek" has put the handsome Los Angeles native on a career fast track, but he's still a regular on L.A. stages, too. In 2007 he appeared in Neil LaBute's "Fat Pig" at the Geffen Playhouse; last year he starred opposite Chris Noth in the tense political drama "Farragut North," also at the Geffen.

Now Pine will tackle one of British theater's hottest and most challenging playwrights, Martin McDonagh, in the blood-soaked, pitch-dark 2001 comedy, "The Lieutenant of Inishmore." It opens July 11 at the Mark Taper Forum.

We talked to Pine recently about "Inishmore," his love of Zachary Quinto theater, and his career.

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Queen Cheryl of Cole out of action for the rest of the year?

X Factor judge Cheryl Cole may not be able to participate in the reality TV singing contest after doctors warned that she might be "out of action" for six months, a report has claimed.

Medics are said to be concerned about the Girls Aloud star after she spent a fourth night in a London hospital battling deadly malaria.

"She is very ill and won't be out of hospital for a while. Everyone is holding their breath.

"Because of her hectic schedule, the malaria has really taken a hold. She has not got the physical strength to beat it.

"She is going to need all of her Geordie grit to win this battle."

Simon Cowell has confirmed that Cheryl Cole will not be participating in the remaining live auditions for the new series of The X Factor.


First Look: Clip From 'The Hills' Series Finale

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The End is near. After six years, the final episode of 'The Hills' will air on Tuesday evening. MTV will have an evening of programming dedicated to it.

The night begins at 8 p.m. ET with The Hills Live: A Hollywood Ending as Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port reunite with pals Kristin, Audrina, Lo, Brody, Justin, and Stephanie to chat about the show at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.

Immediately following, MTV will air the series finale at 10pm ET/PT, with the season two finale of the The City at 10:30pm ET/PT.

Take a look at a clip from the finale:


Victoria’s Secret Embraces Slutoween, Designs Costumes

It’s a well-known fact that Halloween — post 8th grade, at least — is really just an opportunity for girls to dress like prostitutes without being called sluts. Insert the word slutty in front of any profession — firefighter, police officer, teacher — and you’ll end up with the name of one of the holiday’s most popular costumes.

Playboy saw an opportunity early on and began manufacturing their own line of sexy Halloween costumes, but now it appears they may be upstaged. After all the years of having to sex-up your own Halloween outfit, Victoria’s Secret is stepping up and calling a spade a spade. The world’s most famous lingerie brand will be designing a collection of costumes for October 2011.

Our predictions? Angel (duh): White sparkly bra, white and sequined booty shorts. Firefighter: Red bra, red booty shorts. Police officer: Navy blue patent leather bra, navy blue patent leather booty shorts (with gold badge on the ass, of course).

Whant to try it yourself? [Name of profession]: [Color related to profession] bra, [Color related to profession] booty shorts.

Selfridges Hangs Alexander McQueen… Again

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Earlier this week we reported Daphne Guinness’ reasoning for stopping the Christies-Isabella Blow auction of Blow’s most prized belongings — most notably over 90 Alexander McQueen dresses. Guinness simply found it soon to commercialize her late best friends’ lives.

We wonder what Ms. Guinness would think of Selfridges recent window dispaly in Manchester. The window display shows a recognizably Alexander McQueen design hanging from a flood light on some sort of industrial structure. And yes, the operative word in that sentence is “hanging.”

What on earth was the visual team at Selfridges thinking? Anything having McQueen’s name on it should still, at this point, be treated with the highest level of sensitivity. This display screams thoughtlessness and disrespect for the late designer whose tragic cause of death was suicide by hanging.

How long do you give it until the Selfridges team, tail between legs, realizes their err and disassembles the window display? We’re shooting for under a week.


Bald Models With Molting Beards Hit the Runway in Berlin

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The problem with showing a collection on professional male and female models made up to look yellow in the face and bald with thin scraps of facial hair is that it detracts completely from the clothes.

Who cares what a chick's boxer shorts look like when she is topless and molting a beard, like a long-lost would-be Coneheads character, if only she had the full cone? But this is what designer Patrick Mohr's hair and makeup looked like in his show at Berlin Fashion Week today. The images are startling and disturbing, but the show may have gotten the most attention of any at this Berlin Fashion Week.

The event isn't as big as Paris, Milan, New York, or even London Fashion Weeks, but designers are known to take more risks, The Wall Street Journal notes. Mohr's show is just one example of that, along with further proof that unkempt beards are happening. Or maybe this is a comment on some sort of hot new German reverse hormone therapy!

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Chess Player - Magnus Carlsen, Now A Model.

Not many chess players achieve a degree of celebrity that allows them to be recognized and even feted in the mainstream media.

Magnus Carlsen's image took a new direction today as he embarked on a career as a model for G-Star! Cool

G-Star are a trendy Dutch clothing brand that specialise in what they call 'RAW' denim - an unwashed and untreated form of the fabric.  The sort of thing that has graced the catwalks in New York Fashion Week for the last 2 years.

The latest G-Star advertising campaign, launched in Berlin today, also features the American actress Liv Tyler. Her Elo rating is probably less impressive, but she may just have the edge in modelling experience.

A video of the pair at the official photo shoot can be found here.  All photos were taken by Anton Corbijn for G-Star.

This news item quotes Carlsen on his new venture, "I think people will be surprised to see me like this. Surely just as surprised as I was when I was picked for this," he said.

More photos can be found here and here.

Also, on September 10 the Cooper Square Hotel in NY City will host the "RAW World Chess Challenge". Everyone in the world is invited to play Magnus live on the web.  Three GMs will suggest moves and a vote will decide which one is played.

A video advertising the event is here.

He reminds me of Taylor Lautner, y/y?

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Anne Frank's story published as graphic novel to appeal to teenagers

AMSTERDAM -- The Anne Frank House Museum launched a graphic novel version of the teenage Jewish diarist's biography Friday, hoping to bring her story and death in a Nazi concentration camp to a wider audience.

Spokeswoman Annemarie Bekker said the publication is aimed at teenagers who might not otherwise read Anne Frank's diary, already the most widely read document to emerge from the Holocaust.

"Not everyone will read the diary," she said. "The one doesn't exclude the other."

Using the style of comic books to illustrate serious historical topics, even genocide, is not new. "Maus," Art Spiegelman's graphic biography of his father, a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp, won a special Pulitzer Prize in 1992.

The Anne Frank biography, authorized by the museum, is a collaboration between American author Sid Jacobson and artist Ernest Colon. They also co-produced a best-selling graphic novel, The 9/11 Commission Report.

Publisher Hill & Wang will launch the graphic narrative in the U.S. later this month and MacMillan in Britain in the fall. Translations in German, French and Italian also are planned.

Bekker said the biography would be included with classroom teaching materials about World War II. The museum decided to commission the work after the success of a similar educational project, "The Search," about a fictional family in hiding.

Anne Frank wrote the diary from her 13th birthday shortly before her family went into hiding from the Nazis, and during the two years she and her family remained in a concealed apartment in Amsterdam. It was published after the war by her father Otto Frank, the only survivor. Anne Frank died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.
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New Deathly Hallows footage from ABC - "on the run!"

The second part of ABC's Deathly Hallows preview aired tonight. It featured new clips of the trio "on the run" as well as interviews with cast and crew. More preview clips will be shown throughout the Harry Potter weekend.

A third video "Forest Run" has now surfaced online:

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This. Looks. Painful.

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Does the swine flu also cause your titty sacks to look like the surprised eyes of a frog with a Graves disease? Tori Spelling needs to let a bit of silicone out or something, because her chichis are jumping out at us. While Tori is seeing love in her eyes, I'm seeing two giant OWs in her chest. It's like an ant carrying a Cheerio.

On a positive note, if for some reason a stadium in South Africa isn't available on Sunday, they can hold the final World Cup game in Tori's titty canyon.

Anymytittyskinisweepingfortori, here's Tori and her son leaving a pizza place in L.A. yesterday.

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Oh Hai, Denny!

Oh, hi fellow fans of cult classic The Room. I’ve got a present for you that is far greater than any bouquet of roses, slinky red dress, or glass of scotchka. Here is the trailer for Tommy Wiseau's horror comedy The House That Drips Blood on Alex, a 12-minute-long short film set to premiere July 24 at Comic-Con — that also stars Joey Greco. (Yes, that Joey Greco, from Cheaters.)

So, if you’re like me, you watched this trailer in absolutely gleeful disgust, then immediately forwarded it to your friends while asking, Could this possibly be real?! Well, I went straight to the source, Studio8.net — the creators of the short film — and the answer is: Yes. Holy Denny, this is real people! But what is it about? According to Brock LaBorde, the co-owner of Studio8, “It’s hard to explain.” Well, who does Wiseau play? “Alex!” And why is he covered in blood? “Because the house drips it on him!”

Okay, so I’ll have to wait until the horror comedy premieres on Atom TV come Halloween to find out. But LaBorde does reveal that the film was inspired by low-budget horror fare like Tales From the Crypt, and that Wiseau was very enthusiastic about its script. Says LaBorde, “He really acts in this.”



CONFIRMED: Brian Austin Green moving to Wisteria Lane

 There's been buzz throughout the week that Brian Austin Green ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and "Beverly Hills, 90210") was in the running for a role on "Desperate Housewives." Now, Access Hollywood confirms that the 36-year-old actor will indeed be on a the series for a multi-episode arc in the upcoming seventh season.

An ABC rep tells the site that the grown-up David Silver will be being playing a sexy contractor, who starts to get attention from several of the neighbors on Wisteria Lane. And given the construction gig, we have to wonder if this means he'll be somehow introduced via plumber Mike Delfino (James Denton).

Green is no stranger to the attention of beautiful women, having recently wed actress Megan Fox in Hawaii a few weeks back. And he's also not the only new addition to "Desperate Housewives" this season. Now that both Dana Delany and Drea de Matteo have departed TV's most popular cul-de-sac, Vanessa Williams ("Ugly Betty") will join the series as a regular in the fall.

So do you think Brian's just there for eye candy or does he have a darker purpose -- as "DH" guests so often do? 

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Mario's condoms for his giant mushroom so he wont get fire balls

Someone needs to turn this videogame-inspired condom packaging design concept into reality, because I really want to see the look on my significant other's face when I inform him that we're out of Donkey Shlong.

Designer Ben Marsh justifies the whimsical—albeit somewhat impractical—packaging concept as a way to promote safer sex:

"The packaging aims [to] create a desire to purchase the product for aesthetic reasons, rather than the necessity of condoms. Simply by owning the product, safe sex is promoted."

I just think of it as a way to promote giggling in the bedroom.

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Bahamian Singer, ALEX C, Signs Deal with Interscope Records

Alexandria Christie from The Bahamas Signs Deal with Interscope Records

Pop act, Alex C, must have been jumping with some joy as the news was revealed that she signed with Interscope Records. Yes, the record label that is home to some of today’s global Pop phenomenons such as Lady GaGa and Black Eyed Peas, to name a few.

Alex C who has been residing in Atlanta, Georgia and being mentored by Producer/Musician, Dallas Austin, previously released a couple of songs. Both fell terribly under that “island girl, let’s give her a watered down sound and a Jamaican accent” sound that is initially given to those who come out of that region. It will definitely be interesting to see what she makes of herself, what they make of her and how much control is placed over her.

Genuinely, we congratulate her and hope that she is ready to become apart of the 140 roster of artists over at Interscope.

Sources: http://thecsperspective.com/2010/07/07/bahamian-native-alex-c-signs-to-interscope/; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjNIjFTtWKo&feature=related
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Kristen Stewart at Troubadour

Opting to enjoy a rare night out on the town, Kristen Stewart kicked off her weekend by paying a visit to Troubadour club in West Hollywood on Friday (July 9).
Doing her best to go unnoticed, the Bella Swan beauty took cover alongside a security staffer as she headed to a nearby car following a performance by musician pal Bobby Long.
The sighting comes just after it was revealed by Summit Entertainment that “Breaking Dawn" will be filmed in both Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Vancouver, Canada beginning this fall.
To be released as two separate films, the first installment of "Breaking Dawn" is slated to hit theaters on November 18, 2011 with no set release date for the final Twilight Saga film.

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LeBron James' 'Decision' viewed by nearly 8.4 million people across U.S.

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BY Richard Huff

LeBron James' prime-time lovefest on ESPN was watched in nearly 8.4 million homes, according to preliminary statistics released Friday.

It was the most-watched show on the air, and was viewed by between 10 million and 12 million people, according to industry estimates.

The special, produced by and controlled by James' camp, was created as a platform for him to reveal where he would play next season.

It was the most-watched ESPN program this year.

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Claire Forlani attends the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party in London

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Claire Forlani at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party in London on July 8, 2010.

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And a scene from my favorite movie with her (and Freddie Prinze Junior), Boys and Girls!: I know she was on CSI: NY (I think), but this will be my favorite thing with her. I need to buy this movie on DVD if I can find it.

and he was candy all over

This post is a designated Gwyneth Worship Zone (GWZ)

Beauty and the Feast
At 37, Gwyneth Paltrow takes her star power to the kitchen. Jeffrey Steingarten eats it up.

The first thing I noticed as I entered Gwyneth Paltrow's apartment in downtown Manhattan was…But wait, let me begin at the beginning.

One day a few months ago, I was told that Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow had written a cookbook, and I was asked if I would like to write about it. After all, food is my field. Eating is my business. The idea was that I would spend some time cooking with Paltrow. As you might imagine, this could be a perilous assignment. If I discovered that Paltrow's cooking was all pretense or, even worse, not very good to eat, I'd be trapped. She was scheduled for the August cover. Nobody would care to read a story disclosing that Gwyneth Paltrow is a bad cook. I would need to lie. But in sharp contrast to my everyday behavior, I never lie in my writing, and I certainly wouldn't want to start now. The whole idea was impossibly risky.

And yet, ignoring the alarms that clanged within my skull, I said yes. I jumped at it. I have had a hopeless crush on Paltrow since her earliest movies, and her amazing performance in Shakespeare in Love sealed the deal. Paltrow lives in London with her husband, the British rock star Chris Martin, and their two children. Communicating through several intermediaries, we chose May 1 as the day we'd cook together in Manhattan, when she'd be passing through from California. Then, in April, Paltrow's culinary assistant, Julia Turshen, brought me a copy of the cookbook in manuscript form, 85 xeroxed pages of 144 neatly formatted recipes. It is scheduled for publication in April 2011, and its title is My Father's Daughter.

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She is so nice and thoughtful and sweet, aren't you glad you had this post to bring light to your day?
Stan and Roger, American Dad!
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Eric Stonestreet talks about his Emmy nomination

In episode three of Modern Family, Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) says, “I’m sort of like Costco. I’m big, I’m not fancy, and I dare you to not like me.” Well, as it turns out, everybody loves him — including the Emmys. Shortly after discovering he had received a nod, Stonestreet called up EW to chat about his work on the ABC comedy — which received a whopping 14 nominations — and make a case as to why his nominated co-stars (Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, and Sofia Vergara) should pick up the trophy.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Since Modern Family is a freshman series, did you expect it would get so many nominations?
No. Not until the last couple of weeks when you start reading articles written by folks like you that say this is going to be a nomination, that is going to be a nomination. I felt like our editors deserved nominations. I feel like our writers could put any of those episodes that those guys wrote up for a writing Emmy. I was disappointed only the pilot got nominated. I figured they’d get those. But the acting, especially the supporting acting categories, is really tough. There’s some really talented actors out there in that category, so I had no expectations for myself. And 14 is great. What did Glee get, 19? Yeah, well there you go.

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Deerhunter Announce New Album

Indie idol Bradford Cox and his Deerhunter buddies return with their fourth LP, dubbed Halcyon Digest, on September 28 via 4AD. The crew is promoting it in a throwback-DIY style by urging fans to download the above poster at their new website, print it out, photocopy it, and tape it to their favorite lamp post and/or bathroom stall and/or anywhere else.

Devotees who take a picture of their street team's handiwork and send it to flyers@halcyondigest.com will be rewarded with an e-mail linking to the album's first single as well as a non-album cut in a couple weeks. Who says the internet can't lead to tangible goodness? Click here for more info.


I still don't have the first album but I really like Microcastle and Weird Era Continued. Plus the Atlas Sound album is really good. I also saw them live at ATP last year and that was a good show too. I hope Brad's doing okay.

Watch 5 minutes of 'Inception'

Christopher Nolan’s Inception may not come out in theaters for another week, but it’s already gotten great reviews, and its mysterious plot has generated plenty of buzz. Now you can see some of the film yourself thanks to a five minute segment of clips courtesy of Adictoalfilm. Take a look below.
'Inception' opens July 16th.


What do you guys think?

Kate Walsh wears a polka dot dress for some reason and then gets highlights

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Kate Walsh smiles at photographers while out on Wednesday (July 7) in Venice, Calif.

The 42-year-old actress wore a fun polka dot dress that bared her shoulders!

Kate got down to business at the gym on Wednesday

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Kate Walsh is all smiles as she leaves the Lecompte Salon on Friday (July 9) in West Hollywood.

“Going to get hair dyed,” the 42-year-old actress tweeted. “[I]t’d be so much easier to just unscrew my head and send it over to the salon.”

As for whether she was opting for a new ‘do, Kate added, “Still red, just w/highlights, good for ye olde television program”.

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Marvel Replacing Edward Norton in ‘The Avengers’

Since its inception, Marvel Studios has deliberately and carefully been building towards a unique and ambitious cinematic event- The Avengers. From the very first tease offered in the post-credits scene of Iron Man, fans have been salivating over the idea and watching with cautious optimism as piece after piece falls into place.

The Avengers was always going to be a challenging project for creative and logistical reasons but the glue holding it together was the excitement of seeing not only the iconic characters on screen together, but also the familiar faces of the actors we’ve come to associate with them — which makes this latest development appear to be the first major misstep Marvel has made with the project.

Marvel made a decision to hire an unknown, and they informed Norton that they won’t be using him in the film. And that is evidently that.

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This news makes me sad, Norton was the reason I liked the Incredible Hulk so much. Now only RDJ and Joss Whedon are making me look forward to seeing this movie.

New Reba McEntire Song: "Turn On The Radio"

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Reba McEntire posted a new single on her website. She announced it on Twitter yesterday:

Okay! I have a brand new single called "Turn On The Radio" and you can check out on Reba.com! Let me know what you think about it! - 10:37 AM Jul 9th via Ping.fm

Check it out below. If it doesn't embed, listen to it at http://reba.com/.

While you are listening to the song, head on over to http://www.rebaluggage.com/ and http://www.rebashoes.com/ to support this amazing artist.


Sound Check: Like father, like son for Jakob Dylan

While his father has been tirelessly circumnavigating the globe on his Never Ending Tour, a Jakob Dylan concert is a rarer occurrence.

Bob's boy has been a Grammy-winning success in his own right since the mid-Nineties, fronting the pop-rock band The Wallflowers. While his records have sold well in America, over here his parentage is all anyone really knows about him.

That could change with his second solo album, a collection of dusty Americana that is his strongest work to date, and a Barbican date later this month that is only his second British concert appearance.

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lol @ them saying he's the oldest of four kids.


No worries, Yoda will help you.

Much to learn, you still have. But fear not: Master Yoda is here to guide you, at least when it comes to getting to your destination. The little green Jedi Master joins Darth Vader and C3PO as the latest voice to guide drivers exclusively for TomTom navigation devices.

In collaboration with LucasFilm and VoiceSkins.com, TomTom brings a cinematic experience to finding one's directions, including John Williams' 'Yoda's Theme' music and even a little encouragement from Ben Kenobi, as taken from Star Wars, A New Hope. The current cast of characters will be joined by Han Solo in August.
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Who would you have voice your GPS? I would have Alan Rickman as my GPS voice.
I wanna be around to pick up the pieces

Now this, this is beauty

Leighton Meester: Lady in Red!

Leighton Meester looked gorgeous as she donned a red gown and a Harry Winston necklace to film a scene for "Gossip Girl" with co-star Blake Lively on Avenue Montaigne.

Best part of the whole outfit? The flip-flops!

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I hate when people call her a butterface. She's proof positive that you don't need to have a thin face to be stunningly hot.
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Who Disney Based Tiana Off

New Orleans celebrity chef Leah Chase on being the inspiration for Tiana, Disney's first black princess
When Leah Chase was talking to the men from Disney in her restaurant Dooky Chase she had no idea that her life was about to become inspiration for a movie.
That movie is The Princess and the Frog, Disney's return to traditional two-dimensional animation and featuring their first-ever black princess, Tiana, the eventual princess.
Here Leah Chase discusses seeing her life on film and inspiring others to follow their dreams.
The Princess and the Frog is out now on DVD and Blu-ray.

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"Wicked" Movie in the Works: Winnie Holzman Considers J.J. Abrams for Director?

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The creative minds of the wildly successful Broadway show Wicked — producer Marc Platt, playwright Winnie Holzman, and songwriter Stephen Schwartz — have been meeting with some of Hollywood’s premier musical directors… and J.J. Abrams. The play, itself an adaptation of the book Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire, tells the story of the Wicked Witch of the West from L. Frank Baum’s classic Wizard of Oz and casts the emerald-skinned enchantress in a far more heroic light than the original story.

While Abrams’ composition of the 17-second opening theme to LOST may not qualify him as a musical director, the other candidates (James Mangold, Ryan Murphy, and Rob Marshall) have much stronger resumes. Mangold provided deft directing to Walk the Line, Murphy created Glee (but also Nip/Tuck), and Marshall was behind the camera for Chicago, the film often cited (along with Moulin Rouge!) for bringing musicals back into Hollywood’s good graces. For more, hit the jump.

It is good to see Universal is getting serious about Wicked but, as Deadline notes, they just about have no choice but to get this project moving quickly. Disney has two Oz-related projects in the development, one a retelling of the original 1939 film and the other is the Sam Raimi-directed The Great and Powerful Oz. While Wicked arguably has greater name recognition due to its recent success it is never a good idea to be the last one to the dance, especially when box office profits hang in the balance.

Personally, I think it will be interesting to see how closely the film version follows the stage adaptation versus the original book. The book is a bit darker and more nuanced than the play — something that probably has not escaped the notice of a director like Abrams. More on Wicked as it comes.



AT&T threatens to drop AMC before 'Mad Men' debut

AT&T is threatening to drop its carriage of AMC, which could spell trouble for "Mad Men" fans.

In the latest carriage dispute, AMC parent company Rainbow Media Holdings alerted its AT&T U-Verse customers they may lose AMC, WE and IFC once its contract with video operator expires on July 14 ("Mad Men" returns July 25).

Of course, these disputes have a way of getting customers all riled up, only to be solved right at the last minute.



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Nicole Scherzinger guest judges the X Factor, might get the US job

Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger has taken on the mantle of X Factor glamour queen in the absence of Cheryl Cole.

Lewis Hamilton's girlfriend was drafted in by X Factor bosses to replace Dannii Minogue, who is on maternity leave.

However, following the recent hospitalisation of Cheryl Cole with malaria, Scherzinger was left to fly the glam flag all on her own.

The Pussycat Doll certainly stepped up to the plate as the final round of auditions for the latest series got underway yesterday.

Wearing a grey, figure-hugging Victoria Beckham dress, the singer turned a number of heads as she arrived in Manchester.

Her appearance on the show could prove to be a trial run for a permanent job, with the popstar linked with a judging role on X Factor US.

Due to start in 2011, the singer could take up a permanent position alongside Simon Cowell, though it is only the music mogul who has so far been officially confirmed to appear on the show.

As such, Scherzinger, who recently won Dancing With the Stars in the US, may well be trying to impress Cowell while taking part in the UK format of the show.

Cheryl Cole contracted malaria while on holiday in Tanzania.


Noooooooo. Ever since that fake tweet saying the panel was Simon, Paula, NPH and Katy Perry it's THAT or bust.
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Hey Jude

So what was in Sadie's memoirs that made Jude so terrified? Actor wins court battle to change ex-wife's tell-all book

By Alison Boshoff
Last updated at 11:38 PM on 9th July 2010

While it takes a lot to dent Sadie Frost's inimitable ability to bounce back after a knock, even her closest friends admit that this week her mood has been 'dark'.

She has sighed heavily while preparing her favourite beetroot, goat's cheese and quinoa salad.

Even the lovely view onto the waving bamboo and landscaped yellow brick road in her 100ft garden in London's Belsize Park has not cheered her up.

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SOURCE: www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1293474/Jude-Law-blocks-parts-Sadie-Frosts-tell-book.html
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Evanescence album pushed back to unspecified date, what few people that still care stop doing so

According to The Pulse of Radio, the new album from EVANESCENCE, originally slated to come out this fall, now looks like it could get pushed back to a yet-to-be-determined release date.

Lead singer and sole original member Amy Lee wrote online, "We've taken some time out of the studio to get our heads into the right creative space, work on the songs and even write some more music," adding, "We'll be back in the studio recording the album soon enough. I think that it can only be stronger for this extra time we're putting into it."

Lee also hinted at problems with the band's label, Wind-Up Records, saying, "My record label has been going through some very uncertain times, as are many record labels, and that's made things a little unclear....we really want to make sure the whole machine is working together when it's time to put out the album."

EVANESCENCE has not released an album since 2006's "The Open Door".

Lee told The Pulse of Radio in March that she had around 16 songs written for the band's third effort, saying that she thought taking the extra time was worth it. "I really feel like I'm making the best album of my life," she said. "I wouldn't here in the studio, making another record, if I didn't think it was going to be better than anything I'd ever done. I love to grow. I love to listen to what the music can do when you don't give it any rules. That's always been a part of me. It's been a while for sure, but the incubation of a lot of these songs is what's making them great."

Lee told RollingStone.com last spring that the new EVANESCENCE record would incorporate influences from dance-rock and electronic acts like DEPECHE MODE, MGMT and PORTISHEAD.

Three former original members of the band, Ben Moody, John LeCompt, and Rocky Gray, teamed last year with "American Idol" runner-up Carly Smithson in WE ARE THE FALLEN. Their debut disc, "Tear The World Down", came out in May.


I've outgrown my angsty 14 year old obsession with this band. Can this turn into an lulzy emos party?

With Lauren Conrad long-gone, The Hills limps to a finish

In a new article, The LA Times reflects on what has become of the once-popular show The Hills in the absence of LC.

Lauren behind the scenes of her Got Milk ad

This week, MTV's once-groundbreaking reality series comes to a halt, badly limping and in need of euthanasia. It's been a mighty fall for a show that helped cement the idea of reality TV as soap opera and also stretched the formal boundaries of the genre.

What the sixth season revealed was this: Lauren was truly the show's glue, a beacon of innocence and gentleness, and someone to root for. When she departed "The Hills" last season, she took with her the show's claim to warmth. Kristin, who returned from the tabloids to reclaim the alpha female role in the group, embodied only the show's seamier aspects.

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Lauren in Cabo recently with her BF of two years Kyle Howard.

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Lauren will be on the Hills Aftershow Tuesday after the finales of The Hills and The City.

NGL between Laguna Beach and The Hills LC and the gang have been a part of my life for 5-6 years. I'm sad to see the end of an era:(

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Lindsay Lohan -- Lawyered Up!

Sources tell TMZ Lindsay Lohan has settled on a new lawyer -- and she went all the way to Chicago to find him.

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We're told Lindsay will hire Stuart V. Goldberg, a criminal defense attorney from the Windy City. Goldberg met with Lindsay -- along with her sister and Ali and mother Dina -- for about six hours yesterday.

Lindsay, we're told, called Stuart herself and asked him to fly out to Los Angeles.

Lohan is supposed to surrender to the court by July 20, so Goldberg has his work cut out for him.
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will jail save lindsay lohan's looks?


What's the real reason why Lindsay Lohan is freaking out, crying and getting a new attorney to fight her 90-day jail sentence?

Insiders think it may be because she'll have to give up her favorite drug.

Um, that would be nicotine. Although The Dish Rag thinks that three months without Dilaudid might also be a good idea. What kind of pain can a young girl with a history of alcohol abuse be in to require a prescription for an addictive opiate pain killer?
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Leonardo DiCaprio's "Biological Father" is Trying to Contact Him

​A man claiming to be Leonardo DiCaprio's dad has revealed himself in a classified ad on the back cover of this week's Voice. No, we're not making this up, this is an actual, for-real, paid advertisement from a Michael Knute Ingebrethsen of Queens, seeking his allegedly estranged son.

We've reached out to Ingebrethsen several times for comment, but he has not returned our calls.

Here's a blown-up version of the ad:

Please, Michael Knute Ingebrethsen, e-mail us [lminora@villagevoice.com] or call us back so we can get the full story. And Leonardo DiCaprio, if you're reading, we'd really love to hear your take on this situation. Also, you were fantastic in Titanic!

By the way, this is where you can find the ad when you pick up this week's issue -- if you haven't already...

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M.I.A. Sounds Off on New Album, World Cup, & Arizona Immigration

M.I.A. takes to a Los Angeles rooftop to speak about the writing process for her new album /\/\/\Y/\, her pick for the World Cup, and gets emotional when discussing an issue close to home, the Arizona immigration law, in an interview with Rockerrazzi. The “XXXO” singer, who will perform at the HARD Festival in L.A. and New York, even extends an invitation to Mexican immigrants who want to see her show.


Perfect as per, love her necklace.
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Large crowds pack Harry Potter park in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. -- So many people are visiting the new Harry Potter-themed attraction at Universal Orlando that the park is advising guests to avoid it until later in the day.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened last month. Officials say more than a half-million rides have been taken already on its headline attraction, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

To control the large crowds, Universal is issuing paper tickets to keep people from cutting in line. Liquor sales have been halted inside the Hog's Head tavern to speed up service. Extra outdoor merchandise and drink carts have been set up to ease congestion inside the shops.

Park officials say a large crownd is a good sign. Attendance had slumped 23 percent over the last five years to 9.3 million visitors last year.

thank god i got my piss-ass-drunkness on when i went. wonder when they'll start re-selling the beer? ps look at that harry potter working his magic on the economy ;)

Miami Heat: Which Stars Will Clamor for Courtside Seats?

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With basketball big shots Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh teaming up in Miami, fans can expect the games to pack a lot of heat. But it's not just the players that are bringing the sizzle.

Like the Los Angeles Lakers games on the West coast, Miami Heat games are star-studded events, known to bring out celebs like Kim Kardashian, Celine Dion and Beyoncé Knowles to courtside seats.

Plan on attending a Heat game? You may be sitting on the sidelines with J.Lo and Marc Anthony, who own a waterfront condo in Miami. Floridian Jimmy Buffett never misses a game – or a move – and he often gets floor seats, which makes him just as fanatical as Jack Nicholson at a Lakers game.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z stand up and shout for their team, and sporty couple Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker can also be spotted in the A-List crowd at most home games.

Gloria and Emilio Estefan, who own part of the Miami Dolphins, are loyal lovers of all the SoFla teams, and the Kardashians have their ties to the team, too: Khloe Kardashian is married to Lakers player Lamar Odom, who used to play for the Heat; her sis Kim Kardashian is a fan as well. Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova are season ticket holders, and even singer Celine Dion likes to take in some hoops action. Another Heat fan: P. Diddy, who Tweeted after James's big decision, "i can handle Miami!!! its my second home!!!"

Talk about star power.

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Why rock skills don't pay all the bills

Still think a music career is an easy path to a blinged-out life? Don't believe the hype. A whole lot of folks have to get paid before the musician does. Lets trace the money trail.

From the outside, it often sounds fun to be in a band. But before picking up that guitar or microphone,
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John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are married!

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That's amore!

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski wed at the Villa D'este in Como, Italy, UsMagazine.com has confirmed.

"It was an outdoor ceremony and absolutely beautiful," an insider tells Us. George Clooney and Italian girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis were in attendance; Blunt and Krasinski had been staying at Clooney's nearby Lake Como estate since the July 4th weekend.

"It was an official ceremony. They are husband and wife," adds the source.


New Portraits, Cover Art and Song for the Biebs

Daily Biebs post because I know y'all enjoy them! Some portraits taken on the beach. Apparently these were taken just before his performance at Macy's 4th of July Spectacular. HQ

Justin and his boyz recorded a song about a mall, called Omaha Mall last Saturday (July 3). You can download the song here. If that doesn't work, download here.

L O L to the girl who just stares with her mouth open when he passes by.

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Ellen and Leo doing Moviefone Unscripted:

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Ellen on Jonathan Ross:

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ETA Ellen on JRoss. Shes a cutie patootie tbh, i was expecting her to be super serious. Check out this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H18RgOE_EK8&feature=watch_response_rev to see her juggling with Penn and Teller during Jimmy Carr's interview (starts at 2:45)

Martin Lawrence Marries

Martin Lawrence and his longtime girlfriend, Shamicka Gibbs, were married in an intimate wedding on Saturday at the actor's home in Beverly Hills, PEOPLE confirms.

Lawrence, 45, and Gibbs, 35, exchanged Christian vows in the backyard in front of 120 guests, including Eddie Murphy and Denzel Washington. Their daughters Lyana, 9, and Ameria, 7, and Lawrence's daughter Jasmine, 14, from a previous marriage were flower girls.

After the ceremony, the newlyweds joined their guests under a tent for a reception. For the family-style celebration, event designer Diann Valentine arranged for two long tables in the shape of an "X" for all the guests to sit together.

The four-course sit-down dinner, catered by Tres LA, included salad, crab cakes and salmon, Lawrence's favorite dish. The four-tiered wedding cake was by Rosebud Cakes in Beverly Hills.

"They wanted an intimate celebration," says a source. "This wedding was all about family.

Lawrence was last seen in this year's comedy Death at a Funeral. He recently wrapped Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son.

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Emmy Rossum sticks to low-fat treats as she prepares for her first nude scene

Emmy Rossum is clearly taking her upcoming topless scene in the U.S. remake of Shameless seriously - the Poseidon star is sticking to low-fat treats.

Emmy skipped fattening ice cream and bought herself some healthy frozen yoghurt as she walked in Beverly Hills today.

With her adorable Yorkshire Terrier pulling on his lead, she popped into the shop and out of the sun.

Wearing high heels and fashionable smart shorts, it looked as if her preparations had been working.

The 25-year-old has been gearing up for her new role, hitting the gym hard in preparation for the nude scene which will be filmed at the end of the summer.

And Emmy is only too aware that with high definition TV, her every little flaw will be emphasised on screen.

'It is my first time being naked on screen so it is definitely a little stressful but I think you just gotta rock whatever God gave you and be proud of it,' she told RadarOnline.

'Naked in HD is a little more stressful.'

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She looks absolutely stunning. Wish I could find more pics.
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Enrique Iglesias Got Sent a Used Tampon

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ENRIQUE Iglesias gets sent “disgusting” gifts by his fans.

The Hero hitmaker — who has been dating tennis ace Anna Kournikova for several years — has revealed some of his admirers have no limits in what they are prepared to do to get his attention.

“A few years ago I got a really strange gift from a fan — it was really disgusting, a used Tampax! That’s the strangest thing!”
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Lindsay <3

I think now more than ever are we in need of a POSITIVE LINDSAY LOHAN POST!!!  Please come console me in this post!!  The following pictures are of Lindsay's first journey out of her apartment after her sentencing and of her and Dina out for coffee after hitting the gym!! What a brave and physically fit young woman!!

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