July 11th, 2010

GET IN LOSER UR GOIN TO JAIL '10 part 2748429: LL squared (LiLo LawyerLess)

Despite rumored reports, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that Chicago-based criminal defense attorney Stuart V. Goldberg has not been hired to represent Lindsay Lohan.

Lohan's New York legal rep, Stephanie Ovada, says, "Stuart Goldberg is not Lindsay's new attorney. The family is still in the process of interviewing."

This contradicts the statement Goldberg's rep sent to Radar Friday night confirming the hire.

Lohan, who has been looking for a new lawyer since her previous attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, quit, was sentenced to 90 days of jail followed by 90 days in rehab for violating her DUI probation.


BB 11 neuroscientist PhD gets LA makeover: new tits, nose, veneeers, and extensions

RANDOM update on BB 11 contestant Michele Noonan. Neuroscientist PhD turned wanna-be Hollywood host and writer...

(the one who was bisexual & married & lusting after Jeff & left her husband after show was over.)

source: an email from a BB freak linking GoodPlasticsSurgery.com

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Kendra Wilkinson Says Exercise Has, Um, Lots Of Benefits

Reality TV personality Kendra Wilkinson doesn't just have a new book ('Sliding into Home') to promote. She also has a new exercise video. Kendra gives a very convincing reason to work out: she says it'll help your sex life.

"Just get the blood flowing, that's the answer right there," the E! star explained to Daily 10's Catt Sadler Friday when asked how her new workout video is meant to "enhance certain bedroom activities."

"Get that heart rate up, and that's the No. 1 key to a happy life, really feeling good about yourself and feeling sexy," said the memoir-promoting wife and mom...

Now that makes complete sense, but it's something about the way she's phrasing it... :)

Take a look at this video of Kendra on E! Daily 10 show, talking about her new workout video and revealing her celebrity crush (you'll NEVER guess):

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LeBron James and the 25 Worst Traitors in Sports History

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It's one thing for LeBron James to opt out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers and sign on with the Miami Heat. Whatever.

But to schedule a one-hour prime-time special for the sole purpose of ripping the heart out of the City of Cleveland, whose fans have already suffered tragedy over the years, well, that might be the biggest dick move in the history of professional sports.

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Jesse James -- From the Dog House to a Mansion!

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Jesse James just scored himself a massive 7-acre
mega-estate in Austin, Texas -- so if he doesn't want be seen, he'll have plenty of space to keep to himself!

James just closed the deal on this 9 bedroom, 7.5 bath mega-mansion estimated at $1.98 million.

And it's perfect for Jesse -- complete with a home gym, several pools, private theater and a six-car garage/workshop.

Lindsay Lohan -- Frequent Doc Shopper

TMZ has learned Lindsay Lohan's dangerous combination of prescription drugs are obtained through “doctor shopping” across the country.


Sources close to Lindsay tell TMZ she would go to six different doctors for prescriptions. One source says, "When one doctor says no to refilling a prescription, she will go to the next. It’s a whole process to get what she needed.”

We're told Lindsay has doctors both in Los Angeles and New York -- even one of her past rehab facilities still prescribes her meds.

As we first reported, Lindsay has prescriptions for: Zoloft (antidepressant), Trazodone (antidepressant), Adderall (stimulant to control ADHD), Nexium (acid reflux) and the extremely powerful painkiller Dilaudid.

We're told Lindsay “would get a large supply every time” she visited a doctor.



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Lindsay Lohan may get special treatment after all when she serves her jail time ... the kind of special treatment people get when they're addicts.

You'll recall Judge Marsha Revel ordered Lindsay to do 90 days in jail, followed by a 90-day inpatient rehab program. But we found out there's a program in L.A. County for inmates with drug and alcohol problems -- a program that combines jail with rehab.

It's called the Impact Program -- the brainchild of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Here's the drill ... according to L.A. County Sheriff's Department Spokesperson Steve Whitmore, the inmates go to jail, where they attend an intense 12-step program for five hours a day, seven days a week. The program takes approximately 90 days to complete.

Judge Revel has not ordered Lindsay to attend the Impact Program, but if the psychiatrists who are evaluating LiLo believe it's important to integrate jail with rehab, the judge could modify her order.

And there are consequences for Lindsay -- if the judge orders her to the program, she would almost certainly have to serve the full 90 days behind bars to complete her 12-step.

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Cheryl Cole almost died last night.

According to News of the World* that is.

Warning: Melodrama.

STRICKEN Cheryl Cole was just HOURS from death in her shock battle with malaria - and last night a close friend revealed: "She's not out of the woods yet."

The struggling X Factor judge is still on oxygen, on a drip and unable to talk as her brave fight against a deadly strain of the tropical disease continues in a top London private hospital this weekend.

Last night Cheryl's close friend told us: "We nearly lost her and the battle is far from over. She is so weak and this horrible illness has taken complete hold of her.

"Even now she can't talk. She drifts in and out of consciousness and when she comes round all she can do is sob."

For the first time the News of the World is revealing the true extent of her illness - picked up on holiday in Tanzania with close friend Derek Hough three weeks ago.

Cheryl's condition is so serious that:

HER SKIN and eyes have turned YELLOW with jaundice.
HER BUDDY Derek has stayed constantly by her side.
HER WORK schedule for next few months - including live shows and X Factor appearances - has been axed.
HER FRIENDS are appalled that cheating ex-husband Ashley has not been in touch with even one word of sympathy or support.

* Making it all absolute bullshit.

Paragraph after paragraph of drivel at the Source. Seriously though it's like 10 paragraphs.
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Brothers & Sisters exec producer addresses the cancellation rumors

Is the Walker family about to sit down to their last supper? ABC’s decision to commit to only 18 episodes of Brothers & Sisters combined with the exits of longtime cast members Rob Lowe and Emily VanCamp has fueled speculation that the show’s fifth season may well be its last. However, exec producer David Marshall Grant insists the plug has not been pulled — at least not yet.

“No one has told me that it’s the last season,” maintains Grant. As a result, the scribe isn’t approaching the season as a bookend to the series. “I don’t want to do that. It’s sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

If anything, Grant is hoping the decision to leap forward one year will add years to the show’s life span. “I’m actually looking at this season as a fresh beginning,” he says. “That’s one of the things you can do when you jump a year. I want to put [our characters] in fresh and different places, and hopefully that will have legs.”


*crosses fingers*

Marvel Throws Shade at Edward Norton

It was reported yesterday that Marvel Studios decided not to bring back actor Edward Norton in the role of Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk in their upcoming superhero team-up flick "The Avengers," due in theatres in 2012. In a statement sent in direct response to yesterday's story from the set of "Captain America" in London, Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige forwarded the following exclusively to HitFix, the site that broke the story:

"We have made the decision to not bring Ed Norton back to portray the title role of Bruce Banner in the Avengers. Our decision is definitely not one based on monetary factors, but instead rooted in the need for an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members. The Avengers demands players who thrive working as part of an ensemble, as evidenced by Robert, Chris H, Chris E, Sam, Scarlett, and all of our talented casts. We are looking to announce a name actor who fulfills these requirements, and is passionate about the iconic role in the coming weeks."


Anyone else reading, "Sorry Edward, but you were a dick during filming 'The Incredible Hulk' and we don't want to work with you again" in that statement?
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ACole enjoying himself, denies sleeping with anyone

'I just want it to be over': Ashley Cole's student friend left 'devastated' by claims she had pursued the footballer on holiday

One of the young students seen cavorting with Ashley Cole broke down in tears and said her life had been 'wrecked', following revelations of her wild partying and suggestions she had enjoyed an intimate friendship with the footballer.

University student Elle Hartley, 20, says she has been left devastated at claims she is a wannabe WAG who pursued Cole while he is on a boozy holiday in Los Angeles with England team-mate Shaun Wright-Phillips.

It emerged last week that Hartley was embroiled in a scandal when she was just 15, after an ex-boyfriend circulated mobile phone footage in which she performed a sex act on herself while she was a student at the exclusive £10,000-a-year Sheffield School for Girls.

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SOURCES: www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1293832/I-just-want-Ashley-Coles-student-friend-left-devastated-claims-pursued-footballer-holiday.html, www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1293435/Born-Ashley-Coles-new-party-friends-cultivating-WAG-look-time-.html, www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1292388/Ashley-Cole-makes-rickshaw-ride-LA-new-ladyfriends.html
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Leonardo DiCaprio vs. Johnny Depp

Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp do and do not have a lot in common. Dedicated actors who happen to be megastars, they gave memorable performances playing brothers in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" (1993, pictured). DiCaprio even played Depp, sort of, in Woody Allen's "Celebrity" (1998), as a heartthrob movie star with a penchant for trasing hotel rooms and fighting with his girlfriend.

Here's a compare-and-contrast look at two compelling careers.


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So, this comparison doesn't make much sense, but ONTD POLL: Johhny Depp or Leonardo DiCaprio? I expect picspams...just sayin'. ;)
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John Mayer Mocking LeBron James' Announcement

John Mayer attempts humor by mocking LeBron's announcement. Includes cities in which he'll be performing this summer


Poll #1590945 NBA predictions

Who do you believe will win it all


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Rachel Maddow continues to be the coolest person ever

Rachel Maddow is MSNBC's voice of reason
Imagine, a cable-news star who doesn't preen

Rachel Maddow had barely arrived at our breakfast meeting when she turned the tables on me and asked a question. Apparently, something had puzzled her ever since I requested an interview a few weeks earlier.

"Why would you want to talk to me?" the MSNBC host of her eponymous primetime show asked with a friendly but curious smile. Evidently, Maddow had momentarily forgotten that she presides over a primetime program on a major cable-news network. I could be wrong, but she seemed genuine.

Maddow understands well the pitfalls of believing your hype. "It's easy to turn into a jerk when people tell you that you're awesome," she said.

This is the rare 21st-century TV news star, an un-self-absorbed celebrity.

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Love that she's a Red Sox fan. Also, I really like that this interview didn't mention her sexuality even once.
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World Cup Closing Ceremony 2010: Shakira performs 'Waka Waka'

The World Cup Closing Ceremony 2010 included a spectacular performance by Shakira. The entertainer had a spectacular closing with her song, 'Waka Waka, This is For Africa.' The performance took place on the field at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg.

The outfit is said to be 'silk-fringed skirt covered in pink flowers and ethnic prints, while a separate top is embroidered with multi-colored pearls. The look will be accessorized with leather bracelets ornately decorated with floral silk.'  Describing it what ever way chosen, she looked beautiful on stage.

Sony Music announced yesterday that Shakira featuring Freshlyground's Waka Waka (This Time For Africa), the Official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, has reached one million singles sold since it became available May 11. In the history of the World Cup. "Waka Waka" is the fastest-selling single and the biggest-selling World Cup single of the digital age. All proceeds from the song will benefit FIFA's Official Campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup "20 Centers for 2010."

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Big Sean, Kanye and someone named Kid Cudi to release albums on the same day

Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN) - After his powerful performance of his new single “Power” at the BET Awards, Kanye West is preparing to conquer the hip hop world again along with label signees Kid Cudi and Big Sean. All on the same day. West along with G.O.O.D. Music labelmates Kid Cudi, and Big Sean are set to release their new albums on the same date. All three projects are slated to hit stores on September 14th .
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Kanye and Cudi got the fame but don't count out Sean, he's fresh like he wrapped in plastic

Jon Hamm Shares Rude Emmy Wake-Up Call

What a reaction Mad Men's Jon Hamm got to his nomination for best actor in a drama: "I was in bed with [girlfriend] Jennifer [Westfeldt] and my mutt Cora, who farted in my face. Not cool. She's sort of over it all." After that special acknowledgement, Hamm says, "there was a flurry of texts between John Slattery, Lizzy Moss and Christina Hendricks and I. And I sent a text to Miss [January] Jones, but have not heard a response yet. I am very certain she is still asleep."

Hamm's favorite episode of last season was "The Gypsy and The Hobo," in which his character's secret double life exposed to wife Betty. "It was beautifully written and shot." He's equally thrilled for pal Kyle Chandler's first nomination for Friday Night Lights. "I can't believe it finally happened. I was so happy to see him and Connie [Britton] recognized because they've been doing it so long and so great. I wish them the moon! Kyle and I had small parts in The Day the Earth Stood Still so we had a lot of time to get to know each other. But I may have lost his phone number, so if he reads this—please call me!"


MTV's 'Hottest Breakthrough MCs Of 2010', Big Sean a candidate

Over the next few weeks, we want you to cast your vote for the "Hottest Breakthrough MCs of 2010." Please bear in mind that we are talking strictly up-and-coming talent: artists cannot have released a major-label album by June 21, 2010, or been voted into a previous "Hottest MCs in the Game" top 10, so MCs like Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Andre 3000, Eminem, Kanye West and even Drake — our #3 Hottest MC last year — and chart-topper B.o.B are not eligible. We'll have the 2010 "Hottest MCs" rollout later in the year.

You should cast your vote based in the following factors: The MC's musical skill (rhyme ability, flow and songwriting) as well as their buzz on the street and the impact they've had on the game so far. All of those factors should be taken into consideration when casting your vote — and if you think we've missed anyone, let us know in the comments!
The poll is open until midnight on July 16, and the five MCs with the most votes will be unveiled starting on July 19. All five will be featured on the "Sucker Free Summit" awards show July 25, and then the winner, chosen by you, will be announced.

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Cast your vote for the "Hottest Breakthrough MC of 2010" right here! The top five will be revealed beginning on July 19, and the winner will be announced on the "Sucker Free Summit" July 25!

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Brandy's Upset Because Flo Rida is Dating Eva Marcille?

Despite breaking up with him months ago, it sounds like Brandy is a little bitter that Flo Rida has moved on.  Or maybe who he's moved on with.  Sources are reporting it's birthday boy Lance Gross' ex Eva Marcille.  Interesting.

In Touch Weekly reports:

She’s telling people that she split up with Flo Rida to focus on her own busy life, but Brandy, 31, is actually heartbroken after her man left her for model Eva Marcille. “Brandy just cried,” a friend tells In Touch. Though her rep says, “They were only good friends and not dating,” the friend adds, “She really liked him. She had no idea he would just move on.”

Flo Rida has been publicly stepping out with America’s Next Top Model star Eva, 25. The pair dined at Brandy’s favorite Beverly Hills spot, Crustacean, a few days after cuddling backstage at the BET Awards on June 27.

Hmmm.  If this is true, that's gotta hurt.

Source: http://theybf.com/2010/07/08/brandys-mad-because-flo-rida-left-her-for-eva-marcilleteairra-maris-new-body
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Bahamas Police Arrest "Barefoot Bandit"; Film Planned by FOX

'Barefoot Bandit' caught on boat in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas — The teenage "Barefoot Bandit" who allegedly stole cars, boats and airplanes to dodge U.S. law enforcement was nabbed Sunday as he tried to make a water escape then brought handcuffed — and shoeless — to the capital to face justice, abruptly ending his two-year life on the lam.

Colton Harris-Moore, 19, was arrested before dawn on northern Eleuthera island, said Sgt. Chrislyn Skippings, a spokeswoman for the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

Authorities spotted Harris-Moore on a boat near Harbour Island, a small tourist destination just off mainland Eleuthera, police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade told a news conference.

Harris-Moore was carrying a handgun that he tried to throw away and shots were fired during a water chase, Greenslade said. He did not say who fired them, but a police source said police shot out the engine of the boat the teenager was on.

"It was like something you might see in the movies," Greenslade said.

Harris-Moore was later taken to Nassau, the country's capital, where he faces possible extradition to the United States. Having been dubbed the "Barefoot Bandit" for allegedly going shoeless during some crimes and once allegedly leaving behind chalk footprints as a calling card, Harris-Moore arrived in Nassau barefoot. Bahamian police had been searching for him since he allegedly crash-landed a stolen plane a week ago on nearby Great Abaco Island.


Because of his lavish larcenies and elaborate elusiveness, he has earned a strong following on Facebook with tens of thousands of fans. 20th Century Fox has purchased the film rights to his story.

Harris-Moore's mother, Pam Kohler, is an interesting character in her own right. She has defended her son and even said she is "proud" of him.

"When the cops come and bother me that's when I think 'run Colton run, fly Colton fly.' I'm proud that he taught hisself how to fly," she told CBS News. "I just want to hug him," she said. "I'm proud that he can fly planes with no lessons. You're damn right I am."

She has recently signed a book deal and hired an entertainment lawyer.

"If anyone profits from this thing it should be me and Colt," she said. 

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Is Lloyd Webber's "Love" slowly dying? It appears to be...

Oh, what's that Lloyd Webber?  Did you say 'love never dies'?  Well, apparently the love for your sequel is!

Hal Prince Passes on LOVE NEVER DIES for Broadway?


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A word from Mr. Sheffield:

  Once again, my comrade, it's the book and libretto that is causing controversy.  And, frankly, nobody is going to want to back a ghastly story like that.  Perhaps you should get that award winning novelist Stephanie Meyer to 'direct' your show.  She seems to know what makes young girls' soil their knickers for a sample of 'bad romance'.   Oh, that was a good one.  Right, back to my vacation!


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Kate Moss is pretty, goes on stage with Nick Cave

Kate Moss takes centre stage and shows off her tambourine skills as she accompanies fiancé Jamie Hince at charity gig

Fundraiser: Kate looked very pretty as she posed for a picture at her table

Clothes and catwalks may be her game, but Kate Moss will always be a rock chick at heart.

Last night, the supermodel took to the stage with fiancé Jamie Hince at a charity function last night and couldn't resist banging a tambourine along to the music.

She also showed the crowd that she also has a decent set of lungs on her as she sang backing and banged her head enthusiastically.

Kate, 36, and Jamie, 42, were attending the Hoping for the Children of Palestine, an annual fundraiser for the Hoping Foundation.

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Selena Gomez continues being flawless

Selena Gomez carries a bushel of balloons behind her in this new shot from her Dream Out Loud commercial filming in Old Westbury, New York on Saturday afternoon (July 10).

The 17-year-old actress posted on the line’s Facebook, “Hey Everyone– I just wanted to say Hi on the Dream Out Loud page, I have watched this page grow and I thank you all for the support and love you have shown for my line. I want to be able to come on here and talk to you all personally so I have decided I will always upload this photo along with my admin log in so you… know it is me specifically.

Selena continued, “I am very excited, we shot the commercial yesterday and I had a lot of fun with the cast, it was a really fun day. August 1st is almost here, I can’t wait. What are your favorite pieces in the collection or what do you think is missing? Thank you all so much for your love and support you are all the greatest!”

The Dream Out Loud commercials will air the last two weeks of August.

Read more: http://justjaredjr.buzznet.com/2010/07/11/selena-gomez-dream-out-loud-commercial/#ixzz0tQBNl2eh

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Logan Lerman on "3 Musketeers"

Logan Lerman chats it up with Absolute Radio about his new project, The Three Musketeers.

The 18-year-old actor shared about his new alter ego versus Percy Jackson, “With Percy, it was easy to always have to look shocked and scared because it was. I didn’t know what I was doing that much (laughs). Having to have the reflexes but keep that ‘Holy Crap’ face on was pretty easy.”

Logan continued, “For this movie, he’s [D'Artagnan] got to be the badass, the guy who’s great with a sword; the best in the world. We’re trying to make it look that way.”

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for the 3 of you that care; More info on Avatar's Rerelease

Were you one of the few people that missed Avatar when it was first released into theaters? You're in luck, because Avatar: Special Edition is being re-released on August 27 in 3-D and 3-D IMAX formats. Officially the highest-grossing movie of all time, director James Cameron is adding 8 additional minutes of footage of the movie to entice those that have already seen the movie to come back for another viewing. Sam Worthington spoke to Collider about his upcoming projects and revealed that he's not sure what Cameron will include in the Special Edition, but he wishes there was even more.

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Virginia Madsen set to play Amanda Seyfried's motha

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Virginia Madsen joins the cast of Red Riding Hood. Madsen will play the mother of the lead character, who is being portrayed by Amanda Seyfried. She joins a cast that also includes Max Irons, Shiloh Fernandez, Gary Oldman, Julie Christie and Lukas Haas. The film is directed by Catherine Hardwicke.

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Discussing her upcoming appearance as the titular character in Catherine Hardwicke’s big screen adaptation of ‘Red Riding Hood‘, Amanda reveals it will be different from what many expect.

She told Total Film magazine: “Catherine has a very vivid, clear idea, a beautiful idea of what she wants us to be.

“Very gothic, very dark and unlike ‘Twilight’.”

perfect cast is perfect, y/y?
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The Top 10 Soccer Commercials of All Time

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In celebration of this Sunday's World Cup final, we've put together our picks for the 10 best soccer commercials we've ever seen. Perhaps not surprisingly, the list is dominated by Nike (and Wieden + Kennedy), with Adidas's soccer spots often seeming to fall a bit short. We left off most of the fluffy stuff (like every Pepsi soccer spot ever done) in favor of the meat and potatoes. The choice for No. 1 is contentious, naturally, so let us know your feelings in the comments section here. That's also where you can berate us for the spots we left out.

Soccer ads are just the absolute BEST! Thought I would squeeze this in to celebrate the end of World Cup 2010. I agree with #1 but I totally LOVE #9, #4 and #6...what about youse?
BTW, this is my very first attempt to post, so please be gentle!

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Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr to Perform at 'Inception' Premiere

Composer Hans Zimmer and guitarist Johnny Marr will perform Zimmer’s music to “Inception” at a party following the film’s premiere on Tuesday, July 13.

The performance will be backed by a 20-piece orchestra, and will stream live on Ustream.

Zimmer’s score to “Inception,” one of the elements of the film often singled out in early rave reviews, was recorded with the help of guitarist Marr, best-known for his stint in The Smiths. The original soundtrack album, “Inception: Music From the Motion Picture,” will be released the same day as the Zimmer/Marr performance.

The concert can be heard live on Tuesday at http://www.ustream.tv/inceptionpremiere.

Two days after the “Inception” premiere and concert, on July 15, the Oscar-winning composer will sign copies of his soundtrack album at Amoeba Music in Hollywood. The 8 p.m. signing will be followed by a midnight screening of the film at the Arclight Cinemas, one block away from Amoeba.

The store will sell 200 $35 “soundtrack fan packs” that include the CD, a movie poster, a ticket to the screening and a guaranteed place in line at the signing.

“Inception” opens nationwide on July 16. Proceeds from the sale of tickets to the premiere and after-party will benefit the Alliance for Climate Protection.


How badass is this collaboration?!
It sucks that I can't go. Ugh.
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The Internet Turns On Justin Bieber: Explained By The Taiwanese, Of Course

You didn't think the internet's attempt to give Justin Bieber syphilis and send him to North Korea would slip past Taiwan's number one news source, NMA, did you?

In the past we've joked about getting our news from these crazy Taiwanese animations - in our defense they were the first to report that Al Gore shot smoke from his eyes before harassing a woman. But we're dead serious this time. Taiwan's latest crazy animation is full of insider knowledge. Apparently, the Biebs is a regular reader of MILF Magazine, was brutally attacked by the Jonas Brothers, and began his musical career as a fetus who enjoyed grabbing phallic looking microphones. Those are the facts, people.*

*None of those are facts.


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To Kill a Mockingbird Turns 50

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I refuse to go along with this week's warm, feel-good celebrations of Harper Lee's novel (published fifty years ago today), To Kill a Mockingbird. Simply put, I think that novel is racist, and so is its undying popularity. It's also racist in a particularly insidious way, because the story and its characters instead seem to so many white people like the very model of good, heartwarming, white anti-racism.

A few days ago, NPR (National Propaganda Public Radio) aired a typically laudatory piece on the novel, voiced by reporter Lynn Neary. As usual on the soothing, soporific NPR, this piece was filtered through, and aimed toward, a well-educated white perspective. These implied people are all too happy to be reminded that racism is a thing of the past, and that things are oh so much better now. The writers of this NPR segment were careful enough to interview some black teachers and students about Lee's book, but if any offered significant criticism, their perspectives were left out.

The segment begins,

Harper Lee had the kind of success most writers only dream about. Shortly after her novel,

To Kill a Mockingbird, came out in the summer of 1960, it hit the bestseller lists, then it won a Pulitzer Prize, and then was made into an Oscar-winning movie. Her novel has never gone out of print.

But, in a move that's unheard of in this age of celebrity writers, Lee stepped out of the limelight and stopped doing interviews years ago -- she never wrote another book. Still, her influence has endured, as we mark the fiftieth anniversary of its publication.

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Olivia Palermo better than Blair Waldorf?


By Grant Hodgson Jul 10, 2010, 14:55 GMT

Reality star Olivia “The City” Palermo reckons she’s nothing like the queen bee fans of the show get to see her as.

The New Yorker said: “I’d like to think that I’m the complete opposite of what you see on The City.”

She also told Australia’s Famous magazine that her off-screen friendship with co-star Whitney Port is best described as a “working relationship”.

She added: “We’re both incredibly busy, but we always try and take a few moments to catch up whenever we bump into each other, which is rare.”

Olivia also reckons she has never seen Gossip Girl – so she can’t be likened to Blair Waldorf. “From what I heard, Blair’s not a very nice character. “I’m nothing like that so I beg to differ,” she said.


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She's STUCK with Lindsay Blowhan!

At least for now:

There's more drama in the Lindsay Lohan camp. Her lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley -- who quit following Tuesday's hearing where Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail -- has been told by Judge Marsha Revel that she cannot leave the case. A source told us, "The judge told Holley she can't quit and leave Lindsay without representation. She has to stay on the case until Lindsay has a substitution of attorney filed with the court."

The source added Holley was frustrated with Lohan because "she won't take or follow advice. She is not returning calls, and so they haven't been able to set up meetings with her and a psychologist for her court-ordered psychiatric evaluation." So unless Lindsay starts complying with Holley, or finds a new lawyer in the next few days, her chances of appealing her sentence look thin. A rep for Holley declined to comment.

Source: Page 6

Lou Taylor Pucci victim of random attack

Pucci's father tells TMZ the actor -- who's had roles in movies like "Fast Food Nation," "Fanboys" and "Brotherhood" [and "Thumbsucker"] -- was the victim of a random act of violence on July 3 outside of his friend's house in Belmar, NJ.

We're told four unknown men were walking past Pucci when one of them suddenly attacked him -- knocking him out cold and breaking five bones in his face.

We're told the mystery assailant took off on foot and was never captured -- and Pucci has since had a titanium plate put in his face.
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25 things you didn't know about Whitney Port and a few other things

Hi guys, I am posting this press clipping separate from the others because I want to give you a little background on the story. Ever since US Weekly started this feature in their magazine I was always fascinated by it. It is actually one of my favorite things to read in the magazine each week. I decided to come up with my own list just for fun. I sent it to Teal, my publicist, and didn't really think much of it. Well now my dream has become a reality and I am featured in US Weekly's "25 Things You Don't Know About Me". 
Thanks Tealsy and US Weekly. I am so honored and so excited to be a part of this! Check out my list!


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