way better & classier than antm. same lame coloring, tho. The theme this week was: Mad Men
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Lionsgate is hoping you take a deep look into their eyes as they've unveiled some early teaser art for Saw 3D that's being used to promote a forthcoming San Diego Comic-Con event. It features an eyelid being pulled up, and the patent Saw spiral inside the pupil.
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Playing for Hope All-Star Celebrity Soccer Challenge
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The IMMACULATE CREATION Vanessa Williams talk about her first day on the DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES set!
Vanessa Williams has begun filming her part on Desperate Housewives and says the team behind the hit ABC show guarantees her new character will be "worth watching".
"I've had one day," Williams told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "I did my arrival and I hope it's funny and I hope I fit in with the girls, because they're embraced me with open arms."
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I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama’s life soon because I could play him. That’s the goal [laughs]. I watch all the addresses. Anytime I see him on TV, I don’t change the channel, I definitely pay attention and listen to the inflections of his voice. If you ask anyone who knows me, I’m pretty good at impressions. Slowly but surely, I’m not in the study mode because nobody’s called me about anything, but I just pay attention so when the day comes I’m not scrambling to learn how to speak like him. I want to be involved in great film projects. I don’t want to do the basketball movie that everyone does. I don’t want to do the typical black film that everyone expects. I think that I have enough experience to actually be involved in a real meaty project full of substance.
On Negative Blog Commenters
“I definitely haven’t said this before, but I stopped going on a computer. I have a problem where if I go read a hundred positive things about me and there’s one guy in there who says ‘I hate Drake’ that’s the one I pay attention to. I think that’s a common problem. Negativity hurts us more than positivity helps us. I asked about 10 or 20 people around me, ‘When’s the last time you went on a website and commented on something, like a song dropped and you went on and said, ‘That song is hot’ or ‘That song is terrible?’ And everyone I asked around me, whose opinions I respect, the people I love, were like, ‘I’ve never done that before.’ And these are all level-headed, intelligent people whose opinion I respect, so I just started saying to myself, ‘It takes a certain type of individualo really participate in a group discussion about someone else, especially if they’re going super hard with consistent hate.”
Sidebar: I could totally see Will Smith playing President Obama. Seeing Drake take on that role would be interesting though…
I’m sure there were a million photos for GQ to choose from, but Diddy hanging from a chandelier with his legs wide open while a strange man (who seems to have his hand in his pants) lingers in the background is a classic!
Khadijah, (one of the twins from the movie ATL), got hitched this past weekend in Los Angeles to Bobby McCray of the New Orleans Saints. A day before the wedding, media outlets ran a story that Kim Kardashian (a friend of Khadijah’s) and Reggie Bush (Bobby’s teammate) would more than likely have an awkward run in at the wedding which brought the paparazzi out. They’d probably be able to send their kids to college by selling a snapshot of the two together.
Kim and Reggie both showed up but there was no awkward run in.
The reception was attended by the likes of Lauren London, Cassie and Keri Hilson who sang “Never Felt This Way” for the bride and groom.
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Katherine Moennig, who memorably portrayed frisky hairdresser Shane on The L Word, will guest-star in the upcoming season of Dexter, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Moennig will play a tattoo artist in the one-episode appearance. How she'll become embroiled in the serial killer's world remains unknown.
The 32-year-old actress — and cousin of Gwyneth Paltrow — last starred in the short-lived CBS medical drama Three Rivers.
Johnny Lee Miller, April Lee Hernandez, Shawn Hatosy and Julia Stiles will also guest star in Dexter's fifth season. Peter Weller will co-star in eight episodes. Comic-Con audiences will get an exclusive sneak peak at the new season during the series' Thursday afternoon panel.
For its most recent season, Dexter received seven Emmy nominations — among them, for outstanding drama, lead actor Michael C. Hall and guest actor John Lithgow.
The fifth season of Showtime's Dexter premieres Sunday, Sept. 26 at 9/8c (and it's still July. fuckmylife)
Maya and Ope in May 2009!
M.I.A. endured an eventful evening at New York's fashionable Met Ball back in May - she argued with PHARRELL WILLIAMS and was ignored by OPRAH WINFREY.
The Paper Planes hitmaker caused a stir when she turned up for the star-studded gala and immediately became embroiled in a heated discussion with N.E.R.D's frontman.
She tells London's Time Out, "It (the Met Ball) was amazing, the best bit was me and Pharrell having a fight... He was just telling me off like crazy. 'You can't just keep beating people up...' I thought he'd seen the Born Free video, so I was actually listening because I thought he must be saying my video's too violent. He was like, 'You know you can't keep giving people that s**t, you have to hand out the sugar.' I was a bit offended..."
However the argument was quickly resolved by one of her famous fans - rap mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs forced Williams to apologise for his outburst.
She adds, "Diddy (was there and) was like 'Oh my f**king God, last time I saw you, you were so fat (pregnant). He was just like, 'I love you, we need you.' And I was like, 'That's so good to hear because Pharrell just told me I was s**t.' Diddy went and found Pharrell and made him come to my table, apologise and kiss my hand and s**t, which was awesome."
And Williams wasn't the only person who was seemingly upset by M.I.A.'s presence - TV titan Winfrey wasn't too keen to see her either.
She explains, "Oprah seemed to be giving me the cold shoulder. She was dancing with Iman (Bowie). Iman was always dancing with me, hugging and kissing me. Oprah seemed really pissed off with me."
(Original on the left, Gaga's on the right)
Lady GaGa has proven that she's a true artist. The 24-year-old sensational singer has her first piece of work exhibited in London after donating a sculptural piece to online shop, the SHOWstudio, for a show titled Inside/Out.
GaGa's work consists of a white urinal lying on its side, with an inscription in black pen on the inner basin, reading "I'm not f**king Duchamp but I love p**sing with you". The "Telephone" singer refers to Marcel Duchamp's famous 1917 urinal Fountain sculpture.
The piece, which is named Armitage Shanks, is thought to have been picked up by GaGa when she had a photo shoot for Vogue Hommes Japan in which she strikes pose as a man. The piece of work, however, is not for sale but for display only. GaGa's urinal work has been on view since June 26 until August 14.
The exhibition is curated with the help of London newcomer Carrie Scott. Beside featuring GaGa's peeing, other piece of works which are displayed include famed photographer Nick Knight's shots, video, and sculptural artifacts from his previous shoots.
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Definitely digging those numbers. Also, am I the only one who feels like freaking bawling whenever the song "Time" is played? Hans Zimmer is a GENIUS. That is all.
Joe Jonas recently spent some time in Africa and later today you can see the exclusive footage from his trip in a new episode of Cambio Cares.
While in Africa, Joe visited various schools and orphanages, talked to the kids about giving life your all and he even gave a free concert. He also had the chance to meet Prince William and go on some safaris.
Check out some exclusive pictures from Joe's trip below. Make sure to tune in later for Joe's Cambio Cares episode.
This came out over a week ago, but I don't think it's been posted. This video... I can't. It's so unbearably cheesy.
get in my bed right now Mr. Derulo
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Hmm.. Well, FirstShowing.org is a pretty reliable site in and of itself, but I wonder.. What do you think, ONTD? Do you believe this source is just spitting random crap, or could we finally have our first hint at character news for the much-anticipated 'Batman 3' on our hands?
By the way, mods. Sorry if these posts were already submitted.. My laptop is being pretty lame and it's closing out of Firefox every time I try to post something to ONTD. I think I fixed the problem, though!
Even though Lindsay Lohan is banned from smoking cigarettes in jail, TMZ has learned she can still appease her insatiable oral fixation ... with all the munchies her 118 pound frame can handle.
Turns out there's a program called the Keefe Commissary Network Gift Pack Program -- which allows anyone with a couple bucks to buy copious amounts of belly-bursting junk food for the L.A. County inmate of their choosing.
We're told each inmate is allowed $135 worth of the KCNGPP's gut-bombing grub baskets per week -- and just to give you an idea of how much that'll get you, here's what comes in the $22.73 package:
-- Spicy Velveeta Refried Beans
-- Kit Kat Bar
-- Vanilla Creme Cookies (14 oz)
-- Cheese Curls (11 oz)
-- Country Time Rasp./Lemon. (6 oz)
-- Lime Chili Ramen
-- Flour Tortillas
-- Cupcake SS
That means in addition to her regular jail-made meals, LiLo could conceivably choke down around six of those snack packs a week -- but considering she has to use the bathroom in her own cell ... we'd advise against it
Lindsay Lohan Scores Rx In Jail
TMZ has learned Lindsay Lohan has found a friendly pharmacist to fill her prescriptions in the pokey.
Sources connected with the Lynwood Correctional Facility tell TMZ ... Lindsay's prescriptions were being processed yesterday and she will be allowed to take several drugs, including Adderoll, a psychostimulant used to treat ADHD. She also has a prescription for Ambien.
It's pretty ironic ... friends of Lindsay, and Michael Lohan, tell TMZ it's the prescriptions that have gotten her into this mess in the first place. Nevertheless, doctors say the meds are justified and Lindsay will get her daily dose.
Katy Perry may have compared Miley Cyrus to former trainwreck Britney Spears, but the ‘Can’t Be Tamed’ singer isn’t offended — in fact, she’ll take it as a compliment any day!
“I try to look at everything in my life as positive. So I can either look at it and say it’s negative, and look at the things she’s done wrong, and say, ‘How can someone compare me to her?’ ” Miley told reporters at a recent Hannah Montana press junket.
However, the 17-year-old starlet chooses to view Katy’s comment as a compliment! “Or, I could be the positive person and look at all the amazing history that she’s made, and the things that she’s accomplished,” she added.
Not surprisingly, Miley — who gave Britney, 28, a shout out in her hit single ‘Party in the USA’ — refuses to be beaten down by criticism and negative energy.
“I choose to take it as a compliment,” she said.
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I actually think this article brings up a lot of good points.- I wanna see Leo do more light-hearted stuff ala "Catch Me If You Can".
Also, Leo was at his hottest in "Titanic".
A run-in with the ex can be a nightmare at the best of times, but most of us don't have to do it on live TV .
Joe Jonas only narrowly avoided an awkward moment with his ex Demi Lovato on the red carpet in Hollywood last night.
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Several weeks ago we reported the BBC America news that "a lush 6-disc collection is in works and should be available on both Blu-ray and DVD in time for the holidays" for Doctor Who - The Complete 5th Series. This is the 13-episode collection starring Matt Smith as The 11th Doctor and Karen Gillan as his companion, Amy Pond. This morning the Los Angeles Times posted an article giving an exact release date of November 9th. The newspaper's write-us also informs us about some interesting extras the releases for this title!
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Andy Whitfield has thanked fans for supporting him after he discovered he had cancer.
Filming for the second season of Whitfield's show Spartacus: Blood And Sand was postponed earlier this year when the actor was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Whitfield has now written a message to Spartacus devotees on the official forum.
"To all of you incredibly generous human beings, who have supported, cared and collectively shared your stories, well-wishes and inspiring words, all of which have had a profound and moving impact on me," he said. "Your time, energy and compassion have been the lift needed to glide over some of the bumpy terrain of the last few months. Thank you."
Whitfield revealed that he is currently preparing to film the second season of Spartacus.
"I am now training again and hungry to reunite with the fantastic cast and crew," he said. "After this unexpected challenge but truly rewarding chapter, I have emerged feeling stronger, with a greater focus, commitment and passion and even more profound love of my family and friends."
He added: "I am very grateful for the extraordinary journey that was season one and now, after my own personal shake-up, am even more determined and passionately committed to having season two be very special again. Thank you all again for your ongoing support."
Starz recently announced the cast for the upcoming Spartacus prequel, which will feature Whitfield in two episodes.
ps is anyone else having trouble with the tags? they don't show up for me...at all. so im just going to try and type them in...? IDK what to do
Cambio posted this very touching video of Joe Jonas on his trip to Africa. It's really worth a watch. You can tell how passionate Joe is about humanitarian work. Powerful stuff.
Steve Carell may ride off into the sunset after season seven of 'The Office,' but apparently, the show will go on. Variety.com is reporting that B.J. Novak, who plays former temp Ryan Howard and also serves as a writer/producer on the show, has signed a deal to come back for the upcoming seventh season and an eighth season.
Novak's new contract will make him executive producer next season (he's already a co-executive producer) and he'll direct two episodes. Novak directed the 'Scott's Tots' episode in season six, in which Michael Scott promised a group of students he'd pay their college tuition if they graduated high school, and also directed the Webisodes series 'The Office: Blackmail.'
Novak will also have the opportunity to develop new projects for Universal Media Studios.
Carell, who is the heart of the cast as boss Michael Scott, has said he is leaving the show after season seven. He has a number of film projects in the works, and may leave to spend more time on the big screen. That may leave an opening for Howard, who has gone from temp to executive and back down to office drone, to once again take a leadership position at Dunder Mifflin.
Novak has been part of the writing staff from the beginning of the show, penning episodes like 'Diversity Day,' 'Sexual Harassment,' 'The Fire,' and 'Dream Team.' He has held a variety of titles with 'The Office,' serving as co-executive producer, supervising producer, and executive story editor.
Stepping out solo, Colin Farrell was seen dropping by a friend’s house in Los Angeles today (July 20) for a visit.
The Irish-born actor had a book in hand but made sure to keep the cover hidden from the shutterbug.
Could it have something to do with news that Colin is said to be in the running to play Richard Burton in the upcoming film adaption of Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century, by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger?
According to the Daily News, Colin is facing off with fellow actors Russell Crowe and Clive Owen.
As for the coveted role of Elizabeth Taylor? Angelina Jolie and Catherine Zeta-Jones are set to go head-to-head. (For her part, Angelina says that “no one can play Elizabeth Taylor better than Elizabeth Taylor.”)
To help capture the romance between Taylor and Burton, writers of the book were allowed to read love letters written by the iconic actress to her husband.
The movie, if it gets the green light, would primarily focus on the famous couple’s troubled relationship. They famously wed and divorced two separate times.
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Stepping out to give her look an update, Mandy Moore was spotted before and after visiting a salon in Beverly Hills, California on Tuesday (July 20).
The “Only Hope” gal cruised around in her new Toyota Prius and stopped in at Beverly Hills Juice to grab up a frozen beverage before heading to Bungalow salon.
Awhile later, Ms Moore emerged with a lighter shade of strawberry blonde locks that were carefully blow-dried and curled.
Meanwhile, Mandy recently told Billboard Brasil magazine that she has been writing songs with hubby Ryan Adams and that she plans to release her upcoming album later this year which will be a bit more folk compared to her past albums.
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New Art from Disney’s Tangled
In this fresh take on the Rapunzel story, the infamous bandit Flynn Rider meets his match in the girl with the 70 feet of magical golden hair. Mandy Moore voices Rapunzel featuring songs composed by Alan Menken.
Say what you will, but her looks definitely held up better than pretty much all of the 90's pop stars...
Here’s the first look from the set of Eminem and Rihanna’s new video “Love The Way You Lie”. The video was shot in L.A. and contrary to reports does not feature Megan Fox. For those keeping score, the song occupies the number two slot on Billboard, while the album Recovery remains at number one for the fourth week in a row.
Stepping out for a promotional appearance, Holly Madison was spotted showing off her new Vegas Couture Pops in Las Vegas yesterday (July 20).
The former “Girls Next Door” babe looked super sexy in her confectionary getup as she posed for a photo call at the Sugar Factory inside the Paris Las Vegas Hotel.
Holly also headed over to the Miracle Mile Ships inside Planet Hollywood Hotel Casino to drum up more interest in her designer lollipops.
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State looking to regulate advance settlement firms
The company's website advertises cash advances in personal injury cases: "If you need money now and you can't wait until your lawsuit settles, we can help by providing a cash advance against the future proceeds of your lawsuit."
Harrison, who is identified as the manager of Sierra Settlement by the Nevada secretary of state and the city of Las Vegas, said he doesn't oversee day-to-day operations of the business.
"Pawn Stars," the History Channel show about the shop that Harrison runs with his father and son, premiered in July 2009, three months after the state issued the cease-and-desist order against his other company. Sierra Settlement operates from the same address as the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on Las Vegas Boulevard South.
The cease-and-desist order to Sierra Settlement provides a glimpse into the field of lawsuit-based loans, though Harrison says that view is probably inaccurate, given that the state issued the order erroneously.
"They got my name right, and that's about it," he said.
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convoluted. But I was surprised this all happened right before the TV show had its original premiere.
if his account is correct, he's a ~pawn~ in the state regulators' games
The 2010 box office has been very kind to Leonardo DiCaprio. In February, "Shutter Island" delivered his biggest opening to date, with $41 million in ticket sales, and went on to gross $128 million domestically. This past weekend, "Inception" performed even better, grossing $60.4 million, likely setting itself up to rake in even more dough in coming weeks.
Where does the 35-year-old actor, now clearly at the top of his Hollywood game, go from here? He's got a slew of projects lined up, all in various states of development. Let's take a look at some of his most high-profile potential films and see how Leo's cinematic future might shake out.( Collapse )
Most would agree they are a match made in heaven, but even Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have their differences.
Opening up to a German newspaper, the Edward Cullen actor spoke of his “Twilight” co-star/real life lover, telling, “Kristen is always really good but also clearly speaks her mind. That can be a bit uncomfortable.”
He elaborated by saying, “After we shoot a scene she sometimes looks at the director and says, ‘Let’s do that again.’ If I did that she would probably kill me! She would probably say something like, ‘Shut up! The scene was perfect!’ ”
And as far as his hectic travel schedule goes, Rob says, “My home consists of three suitcases which I live out of. Everything is in there.”
Megan Fox was spotted making her way out of a Beverly Hills clinic this morning (July 21) covering the lower portion of her face with a wallet.
Did the stunning actress happen to get her lips done…again?
As she made her way back to her car, Megan could be seen carrying a bundle of plastic packages under her arm. Antibiotics perhaps?
Megan might be getting some improvements done for her rumoured up coming music video shoot with Eminem.
The rapper will be shooting his latest music video for the hit duet song with Rihanna, Love the Way You Lie
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Nickelodeon, the number one producer of television animation in the world, has greenlit a new series from the creators of the hit animated TV show Avatar: The Last Airbender, it was announced today by Brown Johnson, President, Animation, Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Group. The new series The Legend of Korra (working title), from creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, will premiere on Nickelodeon in 2011, continuing the evolution of the animated franchise and its mythology. The original series was the inspiration for the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies live-action epic adventure, The Last Airbender, which has already grossed more than $115 million at the box office to date.
"Mike and Bryan have imagined a compelling new story inspired by the Airbender mythology that they so brilliantly crafted when the TV series began," Johnson said. "This new avatar is not only a girl, but also hot-headed, independent and ready to take on the world."
The Legend of Korra takes place 70 years after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender and follows the adventures of the Avatar after Aang – a passionate, rebellious, and fearless teenaged girl from the Southern Water Tribe named Korra. With three of the four elements under her belt (Earth, Water, and Fire), Korra seeks to master the final element, Air. Her quest leads her to the epicenter of the modern "Avatar" world, Republic City – a metropolis that is fueled by steampunk technology. It is a virtual melting pot where benders and non-benders from all nations live and thrive. However, Korra discovers that Republic City is plagued by crime as well as a growing anti-bending revolution that threatens to rip it apart. Under the tutelage of Aang's son, Tenzin, Korra begins her airbending training while dealing with the dangers at large.
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30 years ago
- on July 21, 1980 -
the famous ABBA's masterpiece was released!
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The Brit actor gets another shot at stardom with a role in Christopher Nolan's latest blockbuster.
In the midst of all the visual complexity and storytelling wizardry in "Inception," the weekend's big box-office winner with a $60.4 million opening, one performance in particular shines through. Tom Hardy plays Eames, a forger on Leonardo DiCaprio's team of fantastical bandits who is capable of impersonating other people within a shared dream state.
From the very first time we meet him in a dusty Kenyan cafe, Eames comes across as an erudite ass-kicker, if such a thing is possible — a guy who can discuss intricate psychological issues at a PhD-level and then turn around and bust a few skulls. Hardy slips into Eames' sweaty skin for an effortless performance in which... well, it just never seems like he's acting.
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Inception star Tom Hardy learns to ski in two days
When Inception director Christopher Nolan asked Tom Hardy “Can you ski?” The 32-year-old British actor thought he’d blown the audition.
Up until Nolan popped the question Hardy had thought the interview for the film that has since topped US and UK box office figures had been going really well.
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Ben Affleck and Kevin Smith have been friends ever since 1995's "Mallrats," where Ben played Shannon -- the Fashionable Male proprietor with a penchant for screwing women in extremely uncomfortable places. But it turns out that forcible fornication location might not have been in the back of a Volkswagen, but in Ben's cramped real life panic room. During Kevin's conversation with NYPost.com's PopWrap to promote "Cop Out, the subject of Ben and his one-time secret nook came up.
"I bought Ben Affleck's house in 2003. But when we first came out here two years before, he was having a BBQ with a bunch of people – he was very proud, showing off the house. Rightfully so, it’s a gorgeous house. I’ve constantly benefited from Ben Affleck’s excellent taste. So he’s showing us around and says, 'I can’t wait to show you this, when I was building this, I knew you’d love it. Come with me to my bedroom.'
Naturally I thought, 'I’m finally going to have sex with Ben Affleck [laughs] Excellent.'
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NGL, there is something so effable about Ben
Kicking off another day of filming, Justin Timberlake was spotted on the set of his new movie “Friends with Benefits” this morning (July 21).
Joined by costar Evelina Pereira, the “Cry Me a River” crooner shot scenes near Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, New York City.
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I JUST WANT HIM TO GET HER PREGNANT WITH THEIR MALFORMED BABY, JFC
NEW YORK, July 21 /PRNewswire/ — TeenNick’s original two-hour Degrassi TV movie, “The Heat is On” (Monday, July 19, 9 p.m. ET), was a scorcher, setting a new record as the highest-rated and most-watched telecast in the net’s history with 1.2 million total viewers (+21% over the previous record-holder “Degrassi Goes Hollywood,” August 14, 2009 [977,000 P2+]).
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"Due to Caoimhe's departure and Keeley's absence from the House this week's nominations have become null and void and this week's eviction has been cancelled."
Big Brother bosses have cancelled this Friday's eviction over Caoimhe's departure and Keeley's absence from the House
Keeley is expected to return to the 'Big Brother' house after being rushed to hospital for an ankle injury. The petite travel agent was taken to a medical centre last night after an accident during the 'Save and Replace' task - where she and fellow nominees Corin and Rachel were dressed as a spider and challenged to climb out of a giant bath as quickly as possible.
After a tumble, the pretty blonde was carried to the Diary Room by David and John James where she received on-the-spot treatment. However, when her ankle failed to improved she was taken to hospital for treatment overnight.
Since then, 'Big Brother' has assured concerned Josie and their fellow housemates that Keeley is expected to make a full recovery and return to the compound soon. She is still in the medical centre, and may stay there overnight again before discussing with show producers whether or not she feels well enough to return.
Because of the accident, the 'Save and Replace' task was cancelled last night.
In another twist today, it had been revealed the surprise extended show bosses planned to air tonight, has been cancelled as host Davina McCall is stuck in France following a strike by airport staff.
Christina Applegate could soon be married with a child.
The actress and her fiancé Martyn Lenoble are expecting their first child, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
Applegate, 38, and Lenoble, 41, dated for two years before becoming engaged on Valentine's Day. No date has been set for the wedding.
The Samantha Who? actress says her fiancé, a Dutch bass player, helped her recover after undergoing a double mastectomy.
Congratulations to them! I'm so excited. She's one of my favorite celebs!
"Teflon Don" was mob boss John Gotti's nickname. Now it's the name of Miami rapper Rick Ross' new album.
And Gotti's grandson's got a bone to pick.
The Miami rapper should have gotten the okay from his family first, Carmine Agnello, 24, told the Daily News Tuesday.
"My grandfather paid his dues for that nickname. That was my grandfather's life," Agnello said.
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'Lone Star's' Jon Voight: 'I met this group of actors and I fell in love'
"Lone Star" is a new fall drama coming to FOX starring newcomer James Wolk as Bob/Robert, a con man leading a double life amidst the Texas oil industry. Bob/Robert is juggling his father and two families, all while struggling to get out of his criminal ways and find something real.
The cast and creators of "Lone Star" hosted a panel at the Paley Center Media in Beverly Hills and waxed poetic about their experiences so far and what attracted them to the show.
"I met this group of actors and I fell in love," says the inimitable Jon Voight, who plays the Thatcher family patriarch and Wolk's father-in-law.
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Jesse James Wins Physical Custody of Daughter Sunny, Can Move Her to Texas
After an emotional custody battle, an Orange County judge ruled that Jesse James will get physical custody of daughter, Sunny, 7, and can move her to Texas to be closer to Sandra Bullock, UsWeekly reports.
Judge Thomas Schulte ruled that Sunny's mom, Janine Lindemulder, will share legal custody; she'll see Sunny once a month in California, half of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, two-thirds of summer vacation and all of spring break.
Lindemulder, who was just recently released from a halfway house, broke down when the judge revealed his ruling. "I can't do this!" she said, while putting her head down. "I'll move! I'll move!"
Sunny will stay with Lindemulder for the rest of the summer and then move to Texas in time for the new school year.
Judge Schulte said his decision was based on several things: Sunny's bond with her older siblings that reside with James and how well she was doing currently in her father's care. The judge also noted that he felt Lindemulder was in a "fragile position to make poor decisions." He didn't mention Sunny's relationship with Bullock's adopted son, Louis, though Lindemulder did mention that Sunny misses him.
Once court adjourned, James immediately left on his motorcycle. Lindemulder stopped and spoke to the press, saying, "[Sunny] will be fine. It hurts. Sandy is good. Jesse is good. Sunny loves baby Louis. She's excited to move to Texas. [Bullock] will be good for her."
The way everybody's fighting to keep Sandra in this little girl's life, she must be an angel from above or something.
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – A daily talk show hosted by former "Roseanne" actress Sara Gilbert, which looks at current issues through the eyes of mothers, will replace CBS' daytime soap "As the World Turns" this fall.
Sources on Wednesday confirmed the plans for the show, which is also set to feature panelists Julie Chen, Holly Robinson Peete, Sharon Osbourne and Leah Remini.
Deadline Hollywood first reported that CBS had picked the show as the replacement for "World" -- which goes off the air in September after a 54 year run. The network had also considered a new version of "Pyramid" with Andy Richter as host and a cooking game show with Emeril Lagasse.
The L.A.-based show, which will likely draw comparisons to "The View," has a tentative October launch date. Gilbert, 35, who played the acerbic daughter on "Roseanne," has two children with her lesbian partner Allison Adler.
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This was the show that was supposed to have bethenny frankel, paula deen and kate. god that would have been good.
"Jon's made time for himself," Gosselin's friend tells the magazine. "Jon's own dad never took care of himself and died at an early age, so Jon is doing whatever he can to ensure he'll be around for his kids as long as possible."
Following the aftermath of his divorce, Jon stopped going to the gym and fell back into his bachelor lifestyle, which included lots of partying with young women.
"He was traveling to events, going on vacations and drinking, so he didn't have a normal, healthy routine," a friend adds.
In January, he allegedly told friends that he "didn't feel good," and decided to establish a strict diet and workout routine. According to his friends, he runs on the treadmill three days a week and eats smaller, healthy meals. "He's been working out a lot, and he never drinks beer," his friend adds.
His eight children have also taken notice of his leaner physical appearance. "They tell him he looks great and that's the best feeling for him," his friend gushes.
For more on Gosselin, check out the new issue of In Touch Weekly, on newsstands now.
Her cell at the women's correctional facility in Lynwood, California, is 12-by-8 feet, and she will be separated from the other 1,800 prisoners, according to the Associated Press. Lohan joins a list of famous females who've been housed in the same jail, including Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Khloe Kardashian and 'Lost' alum Michelle Rodriguez.
In a twist of fate, Alexis Neiers, star of E!'s 'Pretty Wild,' is in the cell next to Lohan's. Neiers is currently incarcerated for her part in a string of robberies that hit celebrity homes -- including Lohan's, USA Today reports. Yahoo says Lindsay occupies cell 28, with Neiers in 29. Although Neiers is behind bars specifically for burglarizing Orlando Bloom, a watch stolen from Lindsay was found at the Neiers' home.
Meanwhile, Lohan's first visitor was her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley. "Understandably, Lindsay's having a difficult time adjusting as it would be for anyone. She's trying to make the necessary adjustments to an extremely stressful and difficult situation. There were some tears," the lawyer told PEOPLE.
For other visitors, there are a few issues: "It's a four-hour wait for visitors, which is totally crazy. Dina and Lindsay's other visitors will have to wait on line with everyone else," a source close to the actress tells PopEater.
The source also adds, "Her father will not be allowed to visit her. She wants no part of him."
She does have some support while inside. When Lohan arrived at the facility, the inmates cheered for her.
"Lindsay was crying when she came in. She was handcuffed but seemed calm. We all started saying 'God bless you Lindsay' and saying 'Hi' to her and then she smiled at us," prisoner Tiffany Hawes, who was being released at the same time, explained to Britain's Daily Mail.
TMZ has the details on her daily routine while she's locked away. She'll be allowed to exercise three times a week, shower every other day, and will be served two cold meals and one hot meal every day.
What will she do with the 20-hours a day she'll spend alone? "Lindsay is going to spend her time in jail writing new songs that she will record the second she gets out. Her emotions are so raw at the moment the material will be her best ever. It will definitely get nominated for a Grammy," PopEater's source says. oh
If she behaves herself and the jail remains overcrowded, Lohan will only have to spend 12-13 days behind bars for violating her probation from previous drug and alcohol arrests, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said on Tuesday. It's a big break for Lohan, who was given 90 days by a judge and was initially expected to serve about 23 days of that sentence.
Steve Whitmore told reporters that nonviolent female inmates generally serve about 25 percent of their sentence, principally because of overcrowding in the jail system. He indicated to PEOPLE that Lohan would likely be released from Century Regional Detention Facility either August 1 or 2.
At Tuesday's hearing, Beverly Hills Judge Marsha Revel ordered that Lohan must not be released to house arrest or electronic monitoring and also slashed the 24-year-old's transition time between jail and her 90-day rehab stint from 48 to 24 hours.
Lohan was sentenced July 6 to 90 days in jail and a 90-day inpatient rehabilitation program for violating probation on an old DUI and drug case.
In the increasingly bland world of indie rock, Sleigh Bells are a revelation. The two-piece throw a vast array of influences into the mix, exploring the boundaries between dance, rock and even hip hop.
Debut album 'Treats' is set to be released on August 9th, following on from the buzz created by their early demos. Released online, tracks such as 'Crown On The Ground’ and ‘Tell ‘Em’ marked out the band's territory.
Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller have now completed work on their debut album, which is already garnering praise. Inspired by raw, underground hip hop the band were given their big break by M.I.A.
The singer accompanied director Spike Jonze to a Sleigh Bells show, and came away raving about the group. Inviting them into the studio, the duo were suddenly transported from a world of basement shows.
Speaking to Pitchfork, Derek Miller said: "During CMJ, Maya just flew to New York and didn't even tell us. She called me on a Saturday and was like, "Hey, I'm at the airport. I'm coming over tomorrow. Play me a bunch of shit and then let's go to the studio on Monday." I told my boss at the restaurant I was working at that I probably couldn't show up for about a week and he was like, "Wow, congrats. But you're fired." [laughs] There was definitely a little bit of fear working with her, but I had nothing to lose."
Continuing, the guitarist explained that M.I.A. came round to their apartment to discuss music. "She rode her bike over" he explained. "She's really sweet, kind, and hyper-creative. Going into the studio with her gave me the confidence to produce the Sleigh Bells record."
"It was just one of those situations where you have to tell yourself: I'm comfortable. I belong here. I'm talented."
Carl Jones, who was dismissed from his role on Hugh Laurie's programme in March (10), has filed papers at Los Angeles County Superior Court claiming he lost his job because he wasn't willing to join in with the "degenerate conduct" of his superiors.
He alleges the bad behaviour included visits to strip clubs, drug taking and various sexual escapades.
An extract from the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ.com, reads, "(The) degenerate conduct (included) visits to strip bars, participation in getting drunk, stoned or intoxicated on cocaine, to participate in sexual conduct at the trailer, and other dangerous conduct."
Jones also claims he saw his supervisors get drunk on tequila and engage in "throwing a knife at a target on set."
He claims his attempts to report the alleged misconduct were ignored by co-producers and he was ultimately "blackballed" from working on the show.
Jones is suing for $1 million (£666,667) in damages over claims he suffered depression and a physical injury as a result of the alleged incidents.
Cheryl Cole fears her singing voice has been damaged
Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole has said that she is concerned that her singing voice may have been damaged by her recent battle with malaria, a report has claimed.
Sources claimed that the 27-year-old "lost her voice" for a period of five days earlier this month while in hospital fighting against the deadly disease.
An insider told a tabloid newspaper that the X Factor judge is worried that she might not be able to sing as well as she could before contracting malaria.
A source told The Sun that the Geordie lass has been drinking hot water with honey, cinnamon and lemon to soothe her damaged vocal cords.
The insider revealed: "Doctors have told her that it will come back, but she's full of worry."
Simon Cowell recently confirmed that Cheryl was on the road to making a complete recovery from the illness.
The entertainment mogul told GMTV that he had been talking to Cole via text message.
He said: "The worst is over. The texts are getting increasingly feisty so she is on the mend."
HEY GUYS WHAT VOICE AMIRITE LOLOL...
Somehow the world managed to survive these eight months since Mad Men’s season-three finale. It was a divisive season that took bizarre, even surreal turns; no one on the show had a good time, except for maybe Roger Sterling, and a lot of fans weren’t having much fun either. Many fumed, a few gave up hope. But most remained committed, stumbling like dry drunks toward another round of virtual martinis. And at last, the wait is over. On Sunday night at 10 p.m. on AMC, the perfectly coiffed pain returns. Before we plunge into a refurbished world — new ad agency, new office, new fashions, new characters — Vulture talked to the show's creator and mastermind, Matthew Weiner, about the new season, and why he revels in not giving the audience what they (think they) want.
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ETA: It's not that he SHOULD listen to the fans, because frankly the show would just suck, it's that he speaks like he thinks viewers should not be allowed to have an opinion and to like/dislike some things of the show as a whole. At least that's JMO on the subject.
Forget Martha Stewart! HollywoodLife.com has found our next BFF chef — Real Housewives of New York star Sonja Morgan! And boy, does Sonja know what she’s doing in the kitchen. Despite what you might expect, however, Sonja doesn’t fire up her super expensive double-Viking oven — she cooks her gourmet meals in a toaster oven! You’d be shocked at how yummy the food actually tastes.
- Talks about America's summer plans
- Discusses the movie The Dry Land
- Refuses to touch Craig's snake mug
- Awkward pause
I miss Ugly Betty. Speaking of, I can't wait until Chris Gorham vistit Craig next week
Last month, Jack White, Elvis Costello, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Seinfeld, Emmylou Harris, and others joined President Obama at the White House for a tribute concert in honor of Paul McCartney. Though a video of the closing credits — featuring the whole troupe singing along to “Hey Jude” — surfaced the morning after, White’s solo performance of Beatles White Album cut “Mother Nature’s Son” has yet to be seen by those outside of the East Room that night… until today. Watch Jack sing for McCartney and company above
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I don't..even know what to think. I'd raher they would just leave it well enough alone, tbh.
We’re also told Lohan did a photo shoot in L.A. on her birthday (July 2) aboard what was once Judy Garland’s yacht.
A source says the shoot by Norman Jean Roy was “amazing,” and comprises “some of the most beautiful photos of Lindsay” ever taken.
Lohan was dressed in an evening gown, which covered her SCRAM bracelet, and looks like a glamorous movie star from Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Of course, the article was planned some time ago, and was supposed to be tied to the September release of her film, Machete.
And while our sources say there were questions after Lohan was sentenced as to whether she would still do the interview, the actress stuck to her word, even as other outlets were reportedly offering her hundreds of thousands of dollars to talk.
Gossip Cop hears Lohan spoke candidly about her life, including her current legal predicament.
At present, this is the only confirmed sitdown Lohan has conducted since her sentencing.
A Vanity Fair spokesperson would not comment.
The 24-year-old tennis player is currently ranked #1 in the world after winning the Wimbledon title earlier this month! Rafael now has eight grand slam titles, halfway to tying Roger Federer’s record 16 titles.
Rafael Nadal soaks up the sun and shows off his soccer skills while relaxing on the beach in Formentera Island, Spain on Tuesday (July 20).
Rafael is a favorite to win at this year’s US Open tournament, held in New York City later this summer.
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Vanessa Hudgens joins Neutrogena's Wave for Change to help raise up to $200,000 for Disaster Relief, Education and Environmental Charities via GlobalGiving where she chats about preparing for "Rent". But she also talks about boyfriend Zac Efron and his movie "Charlie St. Cloud" and the Comic-Con she's going to attend this year to show the first clip of her upcoming movie "Sucker Punch".
I know I always claim that Bar Refaeli is the world's hottest beard, but I'm starting to favor Vanessa Hudgens in this category. This girl is damn sexy, not that Bar is any shlub. Vanessa Hudgens red carpet pictures from the premiere of her 'boyfriend's' movie display a quickly maturing Vanessa Hudgens stepping out and stepping up the skin, in ever slinkier dresses. I like where this is headed. Yes, I know, I'm showing lots of celebrities in clothes today, but some sacrifices must be made on account of extreme hotness. Plus, it's a good idea for you to flex your imagination muscles every now and then. Enjoy.
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For half a century, the Billboard Hot 100 has been thought to be the most accurate bellwether of what the biggest songs are. Every week, it takes into account radio airplay and singles sales, puts those numbers into a complicated formula and determines which tracks are becoming ubiquitous and which ones are falling off.
But in the modern era, a song's airplay and sales numbers don't necessarily tell the whole story, as songs are streamed on YouTube, watched on MTV, posted to Facebook, downloaded through countless blogs and searched for on Google. With that in mind, BigChampagne — an organization that has spent years tracking music on the Internet — has come up with the Ultimate Chart, a listing that synthesizes the statistics from all the various places you can hear music and determines which songs are truly the biggest in the virtual world.
The chart itself is the result of hard statistics and human analysis. "The Ultimate Chart is a chart for the 21st century, based on a scalable technology platform developed over more than ten years," reads the introduction on the site. "We collect billions of points of data, online and off. Our machines are very clever but our analysts are too. Real people grade the computers' work to ensure accuracy. We collect more relevant information from more sources than anyone ever has, by our count."
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"Jon's own dad never took care of himself and died at an early age, so Jon is doing whatever he can to ensure he'll be around for his kids as long as possible," Jon Gosselin's friend tells In Touch exclusively.
And maybe, just maybe, it didn't hurt that losing some weight might help his prospects of returning to reality TV? People can have multiple motivations for doing things :)
"Jon's made time for himself," says a friend of the reality star, who adds that Jon's kids were his main motivation to get in shape.
The friend told In Touch that Jon's eating habits deteriorated due to his marital problems with Kate. Now, though, the "beer belly" is gone.
You can read all about it (including Jon's weight loss strategy and workout regimen) in the next issue of In Touch Weekly, which hits newsstands this week.
This is explosive news in some ways: some people will be ecstatic and others disgusted, I'm sure- LOL. Yet, here it is: the 'Jersey Shore' cast is back for a third season with one exception: Angelina "Jolie" Pivarnik is not returning, according to TMZ.
J-Woww denied there had ever been a strike.
"That is by far a very untrue rumor. You have to laugh at crazy reports like that. Stories about strikes and things make us all laugh," J-Woww tells Steppin' Out magazine.
"We all know that production is right on schedule. When the rumor first came out I actually had no idea what it was all about. None of it was true. Nobody ever talked about going on strike. I called Nicole [Snooki] and asked, 'What is going on?' Nobody knew anything about a strike. We all just laughed about it."
Excited? Disgusted? OVER this reality TV stuff?
- talks about 'Wizards of Waverly Place'
- talks about Ramona and Beezus
- talks about why she loves her fans more than Miley Loves hers
- talks about working on Monte Carlo
- previews her new fashion line
Lindsay Lohan is locked up 23 hours a day in her cell at Lynwood jail but she might want to try to have words with her new neighbour behind bars today.
She is 20-year-old Reality TV star Alexis Neiers, who is serving 180 days in the same protective custody wing after being convicted of being a member of the celebrity 'Bling Ring' that burgled a number of celebrity homes in Los Angeles, including Lohan's, in the Hollywood Hills in 2009.
Former Lynwood inmate Paris Hilton was also a victim of the Bling Ring as were Rachel Bilson and Orlando Bloom.
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omg, i love alexis and miss pretty wild :( too bad it got cancelled.
In New York today, artist Will Cotton unveiled a portrait of Katy Perry which will feature on the cover of her due-out-August 24 CD Teenage Dream. Cotton’s work also inspired the video for Perry’s hit “California Gurls,” on which he acted as artistic director. Perry herself was present for the unveiling at Cotton’s Manhattan studio.
“The day I found Will Cotton, I knew I wanted to live in his cinematic cotton candy world,” the singer said in a statement. “A fantastically art-directed music video and one piece of timeless album artwork later, I can proudly say I am more than a fan.”
You can see an image of the painting above. Certainly it seems to fit in with Perry’s naughty-but-nice persona.
Episode description: After much planning, the day of Alison’s memorial is around the corner and the girls are ready to say their goodbyes. But when Alison’s brother Jason arrives, Spencer, Aria, Hanna and Emily quickly learn that saying goodbye is at the bottom of his list. As Jason takes over, and Detective Wilden returns, will the girls be able to celebrate Alison’s life in the peaceful and positive way they were hoping for? Meanwhile, Hanna is forced to deal with a situation at home that could really cramp her “it girl” status.
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talks about Hailie a bit
says kanye shouldnt have done what he did to taylor cuz she is just a little girl
realizes he is getting older
doesnt go on the computer and gets ppl to tweet for him
interviewer says she wasnt allowed to ask questions about his kids (but did anyway) and the meaning to some songs...damn it! talk about space bound already!
remains boring while doing so :(
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McFly bassist Dougie Poynter has had yet another tattoo done.
With certain people claiming that McFly are turning into JLS – with their trendy new look and their even trendier new music – Dougie’s new ink-job has shown the world that they’re still very much pop-punks at heart.
His latest tattoo is far from finished though. Doug tweeted: ’still a lot of work to be done though’
What do you think of Dougie’s new tattoo so far?
Mcfly is such crap now. they are going downhill. shame cuz MITO and Wonderland were such good records
Cult film-maker Vincenzo Natali unleashes his biggest movie to date with Splice (23rd July, UK), a tale of two young and ambitious scientists who defy the laws and morals of science to create a hybrid creature in the basement of their laboratory.
Natali’s film is certainly his most ambitious and widely distributed yet and features superb performances from Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley and Delphine Chanéac. It works on many levels: from creature feature to horror flick to family drama. The conflicts within emerge to create a thoroughly entertaining and complex film experience.
FilmShaft chatted to the director very recently finding Natali possibly the nicest and funniest chap we’ve ever had the privilege of talking to. Which coming after last week’s interview with Charisma Carpenter – who is loveliness personified – was hard to beat. Read on to discover the origins of the project, the controversial sexiness of Dren and what Natali plans on doing next!
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Clockwise: Browning, Lowe, Mara, Snook.
Forget those other names for the much sought-after American
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And Daniel Craig, who is the studio’s first choice to play muckraking journalist Mikael Blomkvist, could fall out if the studio can’t live with his availability issues. Both Craig’s still-delayed James Bond sequel and Cowboys & Aliens can demand his services whenever they want him. And he needs to be ready and able if The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo does well enough to spur two swift back-to-back shooting of The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.
Sony is setting a December 2011 release for an R-rated film.
ONTD who is your favourite?
Luckily Brad was holding her tightly by the hand. For tottering along in her high heels, a rather slender Angelina Jolie looked like she just might blow over in the breeze.
The actress, whose relationship with Pitt appears to be back on track, was starring on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of her film Salt.
Her shimmering strapless mini dress was the epitome of glamour - yet it also revealed what appears to be an alarming weight loss, leaving her arms and legs looking particularly delicate.
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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Foxy was taken into custody just after 6 PM ET for allegedly violating a protective order. We're told one of her neighbors had an order requiring Foxy to keep her distance ... but Foxy allegedly violated it by verbally engaging the neighbor.
Which male lead in a new fall show is a man-cunt?
Never mind that Giorgio Armani looks like a leatherback sea turtle with teats in a Golden Girls golfing cap — get a load of the Nantucket Nad Bucket he’s working with there. Jesus Christ. The worst part is, I’m not entirely sure that he’s plum-smuggling in a Speedo.. It looks more like a soggy adult diaper held up with a bit of twine and the collective will of everyone on the beach.
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Scarlett Johansson and other female artists have covered songs of Steel Train for their Tribute album 'Terrible Thrills Vol. 1'.
FYI: Scarlett dated Steel Train's member Jack Antonoff during highschool.
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Poor Jennifer Love Hewitt did NOT get the reception she was hoping for from Taylor Lautner
JENNIFER Love Hewitt found it really easy to choose between Team Jacob and Team Edward.
The Ghost Whisperer actress has revealed she was still on the fence when she went to the Twilight Saga: Eclipse premiere in LA, but after a run-in with Taylor Lautner decided she was DEFINITELY siding with Robert Pattinson.
The pretty 31-year-old bravely approached Taylor at the event and asked to have her picture taking with the star, only to be met with a less-than-enthusiastic response from the heartthrob.
He doesn't want your old, desperate, vajazzled pussy girl.
*New image from his new thriller "13 Hrs". It's opening in the UK Sept. 3rd; doubt it will in the US.
After previously announcing that no stars would be in attendance at the "Deathly Hallows" presentation at the world's largest geek-fest San Diego's Comic Con, it was revealed today via Twitter that Tom Felton (the blond. You all know this.) will be available to make an appearance at the event.
We are thrilled to announce that @TomFelton will be appearing at @wbpictures' #DeathlyHallows presentation @Comic_Con this Saturday!
Tom is not listed as "Special Guest" for the event, so we are unaware if he will be one of the many stars offering autographs for purchase. However, this is a fairly last minutes announcement so that could change.
The "Deathly Hallows" presentation will be on this Saturday, July 25th at 11:45 PST. According to a previous statement, the WB is scheduled to show "fresh footage" of this final chapter of the "Harry Potter" saga.
And because I think it's funny:
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JWoWW aka Jenni Farley is gracing Maxim Magazine, she sexed it up for the shoot in a variety of bikinis by the pool.
Which boasts a better grade of guidos, Long Island or the Jersey Shore? The Long Island ones are good friends of mine and they’re more extreme in their guido-ness than Jersey ones. Sorry, Jersey!
What’s the first thing you notice about a guy? If he looks fresh. If he wears a white shirt, it should be crisp. Everything should be crisp, new, pressed, and not all wrinkled and worn.
What’s the best beach in the U.S.? South Beach. Hot people, great parties, beautiful water.
Who has the best abs on the show? Gotta give it to Mikey, the Sitch. He’s known for them.
Best beach drink? Miami Vice. You mix a strawberry daiquiri and a piña colada together. The fresher the ingredients, the better.
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Amy Adams out and about on July 20, 2010.
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The star reportedly whined to her family that she was exhausted jetting around the globe to promote the vampire movie.
A source told heat magazine: "Her family is worried. She's told them it's killing her."
The actress was forced to make a series of promotional visits in just a few days to make up for the absence of her co-star Robert Pattinson, who is currently busy filming Water For Elephants.
The source added that she has stopped eating and sleeping properly because of the stress of having to talk about herself in interviews.
"Kristen has been looking pale and drawn in the last couple of weeks."
"Her stylist told her to get a lighter hair colour to try to hide how ill she was looking. At one point, she was looking so gaunt that her eyes were almost popping out of her head."
This particular blog post isn’t an analysis, or a description, so much as it is a confession: I found myself more or less entirely baffled by Inception. I tried, I really tried, to figure it out, but I just couldn’t get the hang of it — not really. For approximately two out of every three minutes the movie was unfolding on screen, my honest experience is that it was vague, obtuse, scattershot, puzzling, confounding – and, finally, maddening. There were moments, of course, when I was dazzled. How could you not be? Yet even then, I had the feeling that those moments would have provoked virtually the same reaction of “Oh, wow!” awe if I had seen them completely out of context. Take the scene in which the streets of downtown Paris literally fold, making the movie look like Godzilla recast as a physics experiment. Sure, my eyeballs just about popped out in delight. But what did the spatial-bending quality of this sequence have to do with the rest of the movie? Did its relevance, in terms of explaining the universe of dreams, ever truly pay off?
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i know, i know, another inception post. but i figured this was a nice alternative opinion to the praise the film seems to have been getting, forgiving plot holes and unneeded confusion. i agree with a lot of what he says... what do you think?
“I HATE the truth!” Lady Gaga yelled somewhere in the middle of the second of her three sold-out dates at Madison Square Garden this month. Conveniently, it hates her back.
No one in recent pop memory has been a greater enemy to the authentic than Lady Gaga. In her somewhat un-meticulously constructed universe, there’s nothing that can’t be rewritten, refigured, revised or reborn. Not long ago she was playing confessional piano music in tiny New York rooms. Now she’s the biggest pure-pop-music star of the day, a mercurial talent lurking beneath an orgy of mirrored balls and bubble clusters and vinyl curtains and sticky lace.
Lady Gaga has become successful by adhering to the belief that there’s no inner truth to be advertised, or salvaged: all one can do is invent anew.
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As someone inside the jail told us, "She's not a mess at all. She's keeping to herself, better than yesterday and handling it pretty good."
We do not know if sleeping soundly in a noisy jail was Ambien induced.
Our jail source says she looks "stunningly beautiful."
As for what's on Lindsay's mind -- she wants to know when she's getting out.
And, we're told, Lindsay's peeps are trying to get her a copy of "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway from Barnes & Noble. Lindsay couldn't bring her own copy to jail -- B & N is the Sheriff's choice.
The creators of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” say that the new spinoff series “The Legend of Korra” will be more mature than the original show, but will still have the same sense of fun and adventure.
Nickelodeon, the network behind the original show, today announced that it will air the “Avatar” spinoff series “The Legend of Korra” (a working title) starting next year.
The first series took place in a world in which supernatural “benders” have the ability to manipulate the elements of air, earth, fire and water, and focused on Aang, a young airbender who turned out to be the Avatar, a person capable of controlling all the elements. The new series takes place 70 years later in the same world and follows the new Avatar, a teen girl named Korra who has learned to bend earth, water and fire and seeks to master air under the tutelage of Aang’s son, Tenzin.
Earlier this summer, director M. Night Shyamalan released a live-action theatrical version of the first series called “The Last Airbender” that was poorly received by critics, although it posted respectable numbers in early box office returns.
Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, the creators of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “The Legend of Korra” took the time to talk to Speakeasy today about the new series.
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As if Brittany Murphy and her husband's deaths six months apart weren't eerie enough...
Autopsy results for the Clueless star's screenwriter widower, Simon Monjack, reveal that he died of acute pneumonia and severe anemia—nearly the exact same cause of death as Murphy, E! News has learned.
Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter confirmed that while Monjack did have some legal medications in his system, he did not succumb to a prescription drug overdose or multiple drug intoxication; drugs were listed as a contributing factor in Murphy's death.
Additionally, the medical examiner ruled out heart disease as a contributing factor. Monjack had reportedly been experiencing heart problems before his lifeless body was found on May 23 in the same Hollywood residence he shared with Murphy, and in which Murphy died on Dec. 20. In yet another tragic coincidence, both were found by Murphy's mother, Sharon, who also lived with the couple.
Monjack and Murphy were buried next to each other at Los Angeles' Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Winter told E! News that his office will conduct one more test on Monjack at the request of his family, but did not disclose any details what that might be.
The official autopsy report won't be made available for another two weeks.
In response to today's news, Sharon Murphy said that she was relieved that "the media speculation can stop" regarding what killed her son-in-law.
"As I was sure of, just like my daughter Brittany there was no kind of drug overdose," she said in a statement released by publicist Roger Neal.
"I am calling on the media to stop the reckless innuendos, that my daughter and son-in-law misused any kind of prescription medications. Thank you to the thousands of people who have sent letters and emails letting me know I am in their thoughts and prayers. I am getting stronger every day."
what in the hell could they have been doing that made them both severely anemic?