August 12th, 2010


Ke$ha's Boyfriend Looks Like Exactly How You'd Expect Him to Look

Ke$ha & Her New Man Almost Got Tattooed Together!

Hey, Ke$ha – you might want to slow your roll a little. We know you’re all into your new man, but you should probably rethink any plans to get anything permanent – like a tattoo!

The 23-year-old ‘Tik Tok’ singer and new BF Alex Carapetis were overheard discussing their plans to get indelibly inked at the Lollapalooza Music Festival. “Ke$ha and Alex were discussing getting tattoos, but she backed out,” an insider at the Garnier Fructis Rock Star Salon at the Music Lounge – where Ke$ha was getting her hair teased on August 6 – told exclusively. “I overheard her saying, ‘I’m scared, but I really want one. I want a blue feather.’”

Although Ke$ha may have been too terrified to get anything last, she actually GAVE her new BF – and Australian drummer – a tattoo to remember. Our eyewitness says Alex was showing off his girl’s handiwork – a heart she made with just a sewing needle and black ink.

Alex seemed to love his new ink – after she called him “her boyfriend” out loud, the two didn’t stop making out for nearly an hour!

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Idol Hands, The Devil's Playthings: The Most Troubled 'AI' Alums

Fantasia Barrino's autobiography was called Life Is Not A Fairytale, and perhaps no memoir has ever been so aptly titled. Despite winning "American Idol" in Season 3 and going on to sell millions of records and earn eight Grammy nominations, she certainly hasn't lived an idyllic existence in her recent post-"Idol" years. And just when she seemed to get her life on track preparing the August 24 release of her comeback album, things went awry for the 26-year-old, as she found herself surrounded by scandal (she was accused in divorce court papers of breaking up a marriage, then was hospitalized this past Monday for overdosing on medication).

Thankfully, Fantasia's overdose was not life-threatening, but she's still proof that the "Idol" fairytale doesn't automatically lead to a happy ending. The Cinderella story behind the show is that once singers perform on what is arguably America's biggest stage, they're set for life. But for many "Idol" contestants, their troubles really begin once the show is over.

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Google Doodle Celebrates The Wizard of Oz

Just a little something to brighten your day – Google have decided to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the release of The Wizard of Oz with a lovely adapted logo.

The Wizard of Oz is a classic, enduring tale, told beautifully by Victor Fleming (and others) and it’s a film everyone should see. It was my first movie love and I wore out the VHS tape when I was a kid.

With all the talk of remakes, sequels and prequels (oh my!) going on, there’s never been a better time to rediscover this wonderful film from 1939, and for today at least Google will be nudging you down the yellow brick road.


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Johnny Carson's people put up Tonight Show website, fucks it up

Johnny Carson: Classic 'Tonight Show' Host Turns Modern-Day Internet Star
More Than 3,000 Hours of Johnny Carson's 'Tonight Show' Footage Now Viewable Online only not really

Attention, Internet: Heeeeeeere's Johnny!

Johnny Carson went off the air long before the age of YouTube and viral video, but now, 18 years after stepping down from "The Tonight Show," he's making a comeback online.

Carson Entertainment Group (CEG), which owns the archive of the late-night host's 30 years on "The Tonight Show," announced today that it has digitized all 3,300 hours of existing footage from Carson's reign and created a searchable online database for media professionals.

While the library is only accessible to those who license clips for professional purposes, WTF FFUUUU CEG plans later this year to put out 50 full-format shows on DVD and post a rotating group of 40 to 50 historic clips for general consumption on

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I have been on the internet a long damn time, and that has to be one of the top five WORST websites I have ever seen. Seriously, who designed that, an 80-year-old? My mother could come up with a better web design and she can't even figure out how to reset the clock on the DVD player. Also, what is this bullshit of only making the archive available to professionals? Why not just put all the damn shows online for people to watch and let ad revenue pay for it, like they did with the Daily Show? I feel like these people think computers still use punch cards and reel-to-reel magnetic tape. Edit: NVM THEY TOTALLY CHANGED IT from the way it looked last night. Fine,, you win this round.

Also, if anyone says "who?" I will cry.
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99 Most Desirable Men According to ONTD - Voting has now closed!


Thank you to everyone who took their time to vote. If you didn't notice (which a few of you didn't - yikes) comments were screened in that post but comments have now been UN-screened so feel free to head over to the voting post to see who everyone voted for, and judge some of those nasty bitches. If you missed the voting for some reason or another, feel free to private message with your vote - the sooner you do it the more likely your vote will count!
I will have the results up as soon as I can, even though it might take a while to format the final post if I want to make it look nice, so please be patient.
This Post can be used for deciding who you think will win/partying. Whatever you want really.
I love you all.

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Mariah to be a judge on American Idol?

Mariah Carey 'Talks About' Being An 'American Idol' Judge, Nick Cannon Says

It's been an interesting month or so for "American Idol" fans. Ellen DeGeneres walked away from the program after just one season, Kara DioGuardi is rumored to be out, and speculation is rampant that Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez might be filling the vacant judges' seats. But since no official announcements have been made about the panel, Nick Cannon says wife Mariah Carey has considered the job.

"You know what? She talks about it. She says, 'I would love to do that.' She is one of the greatest singers of our time [mhmm, you know who's paying the bills in that house]; she would be great," the "America's Got Talent" host told The Hollywood Reporter of Mariah, who guest-mentored "Idol" contestants back in 2008. "I don't know if she has enough time, though, but if they could work with her schedule, I know she would love to do 'Idol.' Let's start the campaign!"

Cannon also commented on how the absence of Simon Cowell will affect "Idol." "Simon Cowell was the anchor of the show. And when he stepped out, it's like, now what?" he observed. "But as long as Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson stick around, I'm watching."


Tom Brady Gets Fatherly Love on the Field and Looks Hot in Uniform! Text:

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Tom Brady wasn't afraid to show affection for his very special guest, his father, at training camp in Foxboro, MA yesterday. Tom suited up to practice with his Patriots' teammates before tomorrow's first preseason game against the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints.

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Meet Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Fire-Spinnin' Brother, Dan

The revival of Joseph Gordon-Levitt is upon us. We dreamed of dating him in '500 Days of Summer,' he astonished us in 'Inception' and we're already swooning over his general bad-assery in the upcoming 'Hesher.' Now, we're about to blow your mind -- except this time there's no kick.

Let us introduce you to "Burning Dan" -- sometimes known as Dan Gordon-Levitt, Joseph's older brother -- a fire-spinning flow artist. Yes, this brother of a box office sensation professionally teaches people how to dance with fire.

PopEater spoke to Dan about dancing with fire, what he thought of 'Inception' and what it's like to be mistaken for Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Read more after the jump!

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Taylor Swift Bowls Over Justin Bieber to Become Celebrity Inductee Into International Bowling Museum

OK! Magazine Reports Swift's Victory as Nearly 1.3 Million Cast Online Votes in Fierce Competition to Determine Bowling History

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The public has spoken and country music sensation Taylor Swift is the fan's choice as the 2010 celebrity inductee into the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. With nearly 1.3 million votes cast online at, Swift topped pop star Justin Bieber in a hotly contested race to forever secure her place in bowling history. Swift and Bieber were among nine celebrity nominees selected by the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) for their public support of the sport of bowling. Placing at a distant third to Swift and Bieber was comic legend and former "King Pin" star Bill Murray who went on a late run to amass nearly 20,000 online votes during National Bowling Week (July 31 to August 7), an impressive total, but not nearly enough to catch Swift or Bieber who each garnered more than 600,000 votes. Rounding out the bottom of the competition was late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon who netted just 623 votes. The results of the Celebrity Hall of Fame vote were first reported in the August 23rd issue of OK! Magazine.

"In many ways Taylor Swift perfectly represents the current face of bowling, especially as the sport enjoys unprecedented growth in popularity among youth, women and young adults," said Steve Johnson, executive director of the BPAA. "While we are grateful to Justin Bieber and all of our candidates for their enthusiasm for our great sport, we are tremendously proud to welcome Ms. Swift as our celebrity inductee into the Hall of Fame and we extend our deepest congratulations to her and the hundreds of thousands of fans who cast votes on her behalf."

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Kristen Bell might be the belle of the ball right now, beaming through movies like “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”, “When In Rome” and “Couples Retreat”, but who knew that she was actually a late bloomer? Bell, who graduated from NYU’s Thisch School believes in theatrical fashion. She said to WWD:

“I tend to favor things that make me feel like I’m playing a character I gravitate toward vintage styles—equestrian, nautical. I’ve been loving a blue-and-white-striped long-sleeve T-shirt since I was in high school because it makes me feel like Brigitte Bardot sunbathing on the French Riviera.”

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Andre Kim...

Andre Kim, a top South Korean designer well-known for his glamorous wedding dresses and gowns, died at the age of 75 Thursday.

The designer, whose real name is Kim Bong-nam, has been fighting colorectal cancer for several months and was hospitalized earlier this month due to pneumonia, according to his close associates.

Kim is survived by one son.

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Expectant mommy Alanis Morissette proudly shows off her baby bump as she goes for coffee with her husband, rapper Mario Treadway, aka Souleye, on Wednesday (August 11) in Los Angeles.

Alanis had earlier stopped by Chelsea Handler’s talk show Chelsea Lately to talk about her acting chops on the new season of Weeds.

Earlier today, Alanis announced that she’s pregnant. “We’re so excited to start our family,” she said.
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Wall Street Journal's review on Christina's cover of "Something's Gotta Hold On Me"

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When Speakeasy took a look at the first trailer for Christina Aguilera’s coming movie “Burlesque” we were a bit horrified. Aguilera is a fine singer who sometimes makes terrible stylistic choices; you wouldn’t want to hire her as an interior designer unless you were opening up a brothel on Mars. The first trailer for “Burlesque” seemed to reflect the tacky side of Xtina–corny dialogue, seamy dancing, and Cher. In classic cartoons, characters have a devil sitting on one shoulder and an angel on the other, vying for their conscience; Aguilera has a tiny Etta James on one shoulder and a miniature Hooters manager on the other. Who will win the battle for her soul? This shouldn’t be a fair fight, but surprisingly it is.

In the just-released clip from “Burlesque,” Aguilera acquits herself better that in the first trailer. In fact, we have to say, she kinda rocks. There’s no dialogue here, no backup dancers, no Cher, just Aguilera and her voice, just like the Lord intended. She’s even taking on a classic song worthy of her instrument–”Something’s Gotta Hold on Me,” a number previously performed by… Etta James. Now we’re talking.

“Burlesque” opens on November 24.

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Etta's version is still the best by far but Christina sounds great. Her voice was made for this genre imo.

Mets' Francisco Rodriguez Arrested for Assault

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Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez will be arraigned Thursday morning on third-degree assault charges after an altercation with his father-in-law at Citi Field on Wednesday.

Rodriguez was in custody overnight after the altercation, which occurred after the Mets’ 6-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies. His father-in-law, whose name was not disclosed, was taken to an area hospital with a bump on his head and an abrasion to his face.

The police provided no clues Thursday about what might have spurred the conflict. They said they were summoned to Citi Field shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday and found a 53-year-old man with bruises to the head who said he had been “punched to the face” by Mr. Rodriguez.

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A new pop star has arrived... FINALLY!!

Kaya is the new Britney Spears!! The female Cody Simpson!!

KAYA's latest video for "Can't Get You Out of My Mind" is one of those moments in pop culture history that you will remember. Making music that is danceable, laughable and fun is in her blood. Kaya, now a junior in high school, considers Will.I.Am her role model because of his efforts to use his art to make the world a better place.

OMG You can't help but love her!


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It's Thursday morning and probably going to rain outside, so let's get this party started


1. What teen star has a yen for celebrity sex tapes? He enjoys seeing Pamela Anderson in action, and loves Kim Kardashian’s X-rated romp. ‘He’s a boy with raging hormones,’ an insider says.
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My Guess: Oh Fetus Bieber.... you randy little Canadian devil, you!

2. This former A+ list movie star and now a B+ and fading, recently borrowed several million dollars from this A list baseball player because he is having big big financial problems.
My Guess: Nic Cage and A-Roid

3. This A/B list actress moved her family out of LA and into a town not so populated with paparazzi. We assumed it was to let her kids have a more normal life and get out of the Hollywood scene. Now we’ve realized, it was only to throw her husband off the scent of her affair with her agent. Sources report that whenever she flies in to town for work, she and her agent get down to more than just business.
My Guess: Julia Roberts..... although she's pretty A not A/B..... w/e

4. This very good looking B-/C+ actor who is recently unemployed after being on a hit network show came out of the closet this week. Kind of. After always being seen with different women he went to party of friends and family with his boyfriend.
My Guess: Milo Ventimiglia
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a David Thewlis & Anna Friel post

After a night at the Groucho Club in London, most celebrities end up stumbling out worse for wear in the early hours.

But Anna Friel managed to stand out from her peers as she made a sophisticated exit from the Soho members' club this morning.

The former Brookside star, 34, looked stunning in a black belted shift dress with sheer panelling, which she teamed with a red coat and her signature red lipstick.

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Some Crazy Bitch Acting (SURPRISE) CRAZY

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Film-makers have portrayed many French celebrities in recent years: Edith Piaf, Coco Chanel and, most recently, Serge Gainsbourg have all had their lives re-enacted and rehabilitated on the silver screen.

Anyone wishing to do the same with Brigitte Bardot, however, had better watch out. The cantankerous former actor has warned that "sparks will fly" if a US director persists with reported plans to make a biopic of her – and cast his Hollywood star wife in the lead role.

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Kat Dennings' latest film 'Daydream Nation' to premiere at TIFF

TIFF Celebrates The Freshest Homegrown Talent With Canada First!
Toronto - Continuing its tradition of celebrating new and innovative Canadian works, the 35th Toronto International Film Festival announces six films for its seventh edition of Canada First!, a programme that offers audiences compelling stories from the next wave of homegrown film talent. From existential social commentaries to improvised thrillers, this year’s programme is as diverse as Canada itself, launching with sinister small town happenings in Mike Goldbach’s Daydream Nation.

Daydream Nation
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In this striking and slyly funny debut by filmmaker Mike Goldbach, a young woman (Kat Dennings) is uprooted to a small town where her classmates seem permanently stoned, an industrial fire burns ceaselessly in the background and a killer preys on the unsuspecting populace. The film also stars Andie MacDowell, Josh Lucas, Reece Thompson and Rachel Blanchard.


Daydream Nation film description:

Only sixteen years old, Caroline Wexler (Kat Dennings) is facing a teenager’s nightmare: her widowed father has moved from the city to a tiny, nowhere town where the major tourist attraction is an industrial fire that seems destined to burn forever and everyone under the age of nineteen is permanently stoned. Concocting new ways of getting high is a major hobby for most of Caroline’s classmates, including the lovelorn Thurston (Reece Thompson), who falls for Caroline the minute he lays eyes on her. And then there’s the minor inconvenience of a killer running around the neighborhood. What’s a girl to do but start an affair with the most available teacher at school?

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Corpse of renowned French chef found in freezer

The corpse of renowned French chef Jean-Francois Poinard has been found in a freezer after his girlfriend confessed to her daughter that “something unfortunate” had happened to him.

Police who discovered the body Tuesday in an apartment in Lyon, France, said it may have been hidden in the freezer for two full years. Officers who raided the apartment said Poinard’s former girlfriend, Guylene Collober, burst into tears when they arrived.

“I think you’ll find what you’re looking for,” Collober, 51, told police.

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WEIRDEST story I've seen in a long, long time. What do you think happened, ONTD?
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Daily Sharlto Copley Post: Interview with 'Mad Murdock'

-Sharlto is the male version of Charlize Theron
-Decided to have two houses; one in LA and one in Cape Town
-Talks about District 10, how Neill Blomkamp is planning to do a sequel and not a prequel
-Keeping all of his future projects under cover ( :< )
-Doesn't really care about his old project 'Spoon' anymore after leaving his company

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'Thally' Draper will be "beaten down"

Kiernan Shipka has revealed that her Mad Men character Sally will continue to struggle this season.

Sally recently received a new stepfather when her mother Betty (January Jones) married Henry (Christopher Stanley) following her divorce from Don (Jon Hamm).

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Just get rid of the Draper-Francis scenes. There you go, problem solved. Let's have a gif party, shall we?

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KTLA talks with Selena Gomez!

KTLA got the chance to catch up with Selena Gomez after the Teen Choice Awards show. They talked about her show which will be ending after the 4th season and of course the award show. You can hear what Selena had to say at the bottom of this post.

I think Selena Gomez seemed happy during this interview, which is good since she had to cancel some concerts recently. So that is good news for her, but it still is sad that her show will end. I think that Wziards of Waverly Place could have a long run, if Disney wanted to keep the show.

What do you think of the interview? Should of they talked more about her career plans, now that her show will be ending? I think they should of, after all she is now 18 and I am sure that she will slowly move on from Disney in a matter of time. But I do think that she has been growing up much more classier than a few of her fellow Disney stars.
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AACK!! Cathy set to retire in October.

Cathy Guisewite, the creator of Cathy, has announced that she will retire her strip on October 3 citing the need to spend more time with family and pursue other creative opportunities.

“After almost 34 years of meeting newspaper deadlines,” said Guisewite, “I’m facing some personal deadlines whose requirements simply exceed my ability to procrastinate any longer: an 18-year-old daughter who needs a full-time mom to help her through her last year of high school and beyond … beloved parents I want to be able to visit more often … and a creative biological clock, which is urging me to try something else while I can.”

The strip launched in 1976 has over 1,400 clients. Lee Salem, president and editor of Universal Uclick, said that Cathy’s mother urged her to pursue her interest in cartooning and that the day Cathy’s submission arrived in the syndicate's office, they sent her a contract that same day.

Lee continues, “Cathy has held a distinguished place in newspaper comic sections for more than three decades because of Cathy Guisewite’s skillful hand. Cathy balances truth and humor and speaks to women in a way that few comics have ever attempted. She is a cultural icon and her strip has earned its place among the modern greats.”


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Josh Brolin + Charlize Theron = LOVE

Josh Brolin may join YOUNG ADULT

Mamma mia, Diablo Cody's new movie, YOUNG ADULT, is sure shaping up to be something special.

We already have Jason Reitman directing Cody's script. Plus, you've got Charlize Theron in the lead role and now Josh Brolin looks to be jumping on board as well. Brolin is in talks to play the male love interest opposite Theron. Here's a plot synopsis from The Playlist:
The film centers on an attractive, but single — and misguided and lost — mid-thirties young adult novel writer living in Minneapolis. Divorced, but not entirely unhappy, this woman’s life is one day radically transformed when she receives a birth announcement from an old, still-idealized ex-boyfriend, triggering something deep inside her. Shook up from the announcement, the insecure and neurotic woman concocts an ill-conceived plan to go visit the small town where she grew up and where her ex-bf still lives with his new wife and child.

Apparently this new film will be darker and more serious than Cody's earlier work (JUNO and JENNIFER'S BODY) and does away with her hip, youthful slang that so many people seem to dislike (doesn't bother me). With a cast and director like this, it won't be a surprise if this thing cleans up at the Oscars or at least gets several nominations. I'm just interested to see Brolin in a role where he's not playing a villain. It's been awhile.

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Top 25 Geeks in Movies: The Few, the Obsessed, the Socially Awkward

Continuing with our celebration of excellence in geek -- the Geek Awards -- we present the 25 best geek characters to grace the silver screen.

To truly separate the great geeks from the good, we had to dig into the true meaning of the term. In today's culture, the term has become a catchall for nerds, hipsters, pariahs, etc. Being a true geek is more than just being awkward, smart or wearing the wrong clothes. It is someone who is overly obsessed with one or more things, usually of a intellectual, electronic, or collecting nature, to the point of societal exclusion. Other factors may accompany that, but those are more byproducts than a root cause.

The rankings were determined by what impact the characters have had in society and the successes their geek tendencies won them in the film(s). (Some actors, of course, play the geek card to perfection -- just look at Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who at the tender age of 21 has already made our list twice.) Ultimately, we went with Richard Clarke's sentiment when he told Stephen Colbert on 'The Colbert Report' that the difference between nerds and geeks is "geeks get it done." Without further ado, these are the geeks who have gotten it done.

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Joseph Kahn talks Megan Fox!

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Love The Way You Lie director Joseph Kahn sat down to talk Megan Fox with Vibe. Kahn admits:

I initially thought it was a long shot to try and cast Megan Fox for the lead role. Seriously, before every video you think to yourself ‘let’s cast a girl like Megan Fox.

Fox accepted the role with out hesitation on the account of her being a huge Eminem fan., Shocked by the ease of pulling such an in-demand starlet, Joseph used the opportunity to create his own story rather than base the characters on the artists. Kahn explained:

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Grey's Anatomy s7 premiere to feature a wedding.

You're cordially invited to two weddings on Sept. 23, and you don't even need to leave the comfort of your own couch to attend them.

'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Private Practice' creator Shonda Rhimes has confirmed to that both 'GA' and its spin-off series will open their new seasons with weddings.

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I guess this answers yesterday's post about clues from Kristin on E!

I don't watch Private Practice so I have nothing to say about that, but no one on Grey's is anywhere near stable enough for marriage unless it's Meredith and Derek having a real wedding because of the shenanigans that went down in the finale, or the Chief and his wife renewing their vows or something.

What do you think, who will be walking down the aisle, ONTD?
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Jeremy Renner for Men's Health (September 2010)

Jeremy Renner is on and in Men's Health (September 2010). In it, he talks about a fussiness for clothing that doesn't show up in his casually masculine appearance:

He'll have a plain white shirt altered by a tailor. 'It's like building a house, or anything, really,' he says. 'That's just how my mind is built. I think about the shingles on a roof or the piping on a couch or the leather on a jacket.'

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But, aside from acting, Jeremy just wants to stay true to himself. “My plan isn’t to be able to do what I want to do when I want to do it, and not because I have to," he told the mag. "I call it my ‘pull-chute’ plan. That’s a military thing, you know … time to pull chute, like, time to kind of float and enjoy the view.”

He’d rather just not be in tabloids and chooses to be fearless and live for himself instead. "I don’t need some tabloid running off with something just because I got drunk some night and showed my ass to the bartender,” he said. “I made a very conscious decision to be fearless, to live a life of fear-freeness. I decided to do something every day I was afraid of.”

“I swam with sharks,” he recalled of a scuba trip off California’s southern coast. “I was terrified of sharks and I’m still terrified of sharks, but at least I was taking action—and not being squelched by something I don’t know about.”

In addition, he says “sometimes I just kind of want to have fun and be unconscious for a while.”

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(updated!) Massive Attack & Thievery Corporation U.S. Tour (!!)

*update: Chicago MA show added

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Edit: In the event new faces see this slightly old post, a Chicago date was also just put out (without Thievery Corporation, though. I believe Martina Topley Bird will open then).
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Rowlegend's next video to be in 3D and will be the video of the year!!! + more


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Pop diva Kelly Rowland confirms that her upcoming music video for ‘Rose Colored Glasses’ has been shot in 3D! Not much else was said about the video but Kelly sure is going on a limb to appease the fans.


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omg the video is going to be amazing, and I want an iphone just to download the app!!!
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Julia Roberts 'Eat Pray Hide' At Own Premiere

Julia Roberts went on a spiritual journey for the movie,”Eat Pray Love.” The journey ended at the swanky Metropolitan Club on Fifth Avenue last night where Columbia Pictures threw an invite only lavish after party for Roberts, director Ryan Murphy, the cast and miscellaneous celebrities.

And what did Julia learn from finding herself and communing with swami’s and gurus? While the guests partied downstairs in the famous club, Roberts threw herself a private gathering upstairs, in a room blocked by bodyguards. She took the whole cast hostage, as well as Julian Schnabel, Josh Brolin (who brought his 16 year old stepdaughter Eleanor–Diane Lane’s daughter with Christopher Lambert), and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam.

Call it “Eat Pray Love Hide.”

It was quite a scene watching various people trying to get past the guards and into the room. Former New York Times movie reviewer Elvis Mitchell was turned away, but eventually gained entry. Two young women had to send someone in to find actor co-star Billy Crudup, who finally came out to say hello. The movie’s main producer left his family outside the party and kept running in and out to be with them.

The most glaring snub: Elizabeth Gilbert, the best selling author of “Eat Pray Love” was left way downstairs and far away from Roberts’ soiree, with her own guests.

Roberts did spend about five minutes in the main party room. But as she and her posse–including husband Danny Moder–were hurried out and away from the dreadful real people, Roberts said, to no one in particular, “That’s so tacky.” A lot of the real people heard her say it.

Vedder and Brolin hung out longest in the main room, and each were funny and polite. Bardem and Schnabel would have stuck around longer, but they were summoned by publicists who arrived with Roberts’ invitation. Gilbert was totally excluded.

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Premaking The Avengers

Greetings, true believers. For a far more entertaining "Avengers" trailer than the one from the upcoming film that briefly leaked online last week, check out this extremely clever and impressively convincing one assembled by a dedicated Marvel fan named Ivan Guerrero. His teaser for an imagined 1940s "Avengers" movie is inventively compiled from period serials for actual Avengers like Captain America along with look-alikes such as (Iron Man stand-in) Commander Cody from "Radar Men From The Moon". The three-minute spot loosely adapts the recent Marvel comic arc Secret Invasion . Take a look:

If you want a cheat sheet for all the references, there's also a second video that points out the easter eggs. Truly an astonishing tale filled with suspense.

Mr. Stark thanks you for your time.


It's 6th grade all over again!

If The Net Had Been Made in 2010 Instead of 1995

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The recent Google deal that may end net neutrality got us thinking about Sandra Bullock's classic 1995 thriller, The Net. Specifically, what would a trailer for The Net look like if it was made today? We decided to find out.

Back in 1995, it was easy to think of the Internet as a scary place where the powerful could prey on the weak. 15 years later, life is imitating art, and Google has become the villain that The Net promised us.

Here's our original video of what the trailer for The Net would look like if the movie were made today.


Hilary Duff WILL Get Married This Weekend

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Previous reports have stated that it will not be this weekend but another weekend in August but In Touch has the exclusive!

In Touch can exclusively reveal that Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie are set to tie the knot this weekend at the beautiful San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif. The couple, who got engaged in Hawaii in February, chose the ranch where the late President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, spent their honeymoon for “its sense of Old Hollywood glamour and romantic style,” an insider tells In Touch. Hilary, 22, has been getting ready for her big day by working out six days a week, as well as taking dance lessons with her fiancé, Mike, 29. The pro hockey player presented his love with a $1 million engagement ring, and a source close to Mike tells In Touch, “No detail is going to be spared for their big day."

I was on ontd blacked out last night, my notifications this morning, I was like wut, plz accept this gif as my apology!

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what do y'all think the wedding will be like and who do you think was invited?!

90+ week album still selling, Gaga freer than ever

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Fresh off her triumphant performance in front of tens of thousands of people in Chicago's Grant Park at Lollapalooza, Lady Gaga brought her Monster Ball tour to sunny Los Angeles, where she descended on the Staples Center for an energetic, lively show that is typical of the world-beating New Yorker. But Wednesday night's (August 11) version of the Monster Ball did include one special element, as Gaga was presented with a plaque celebrating her incredible sales figures (she has moved over 13 million albums and 51 million singles — a truly staggering set of accomplishments). Of course, she doesn't let money get in the way of the Monster Ball message: "Tonight, I want you to free yourselves, forget your insecurities," she told the crowd, which included celebrity blogger and friend Perez Hilton and fellow pop goddess and admirer Britney Spears.

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Bioshock Infinite Announced

The trailer teased a return to the underwater failed Utopia of Rapture, first seen in 2007's BioShock. But last night, we saw BioShock Infinite in action, a live demo. This next big thing from Ken Levine's Irrational Games is something different. This is the BioShock of a floating city, of America in 1912, of a helpful damsel in semi-distress and of something called the Skyline.

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Fuck yes Bioshock.

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Next Week's Billboard Hot 100

Eminem and Rihanna make it four straight weeks on top of Billboard's Hot 100, as "Love the Way You Lie" remains at #1 on next week's singles chart. Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" inches one spot closer to the top, moving up 3-2, while Taylor Swift has the week's Hot Shot Debut at #3 with "Mine." Katy Perry's former #1 "California Gurls" and Enrique Iglesias' "I Like It" round out the Top 5. Besides Swift's impressive debut, other new entries this week include Linkin Park's "The Catalyst," at #34, and Sean Kingston and Jay Sean with their new singles "Letting Go" (#46) and "2012" (#50), both of which feature rapper Nicki Minaj.

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Remember "Hey There Delilah" You Know ONTD'S Favorite Song?

well the Plain White T's have released a new song called "Rhythm of Love" and for once it doesn't have Tom as the lead vocals. Instead it has guitarist Tim Lopez singing.

The new Plain White T's records entitled "The Wonders Of The Younger" will be released in October 2010.

Tim is sf hot. only good looking one in the PWT's. Also he was super nice when i met him at the fair a couple of years ago
also this song is kinda cute

Hip-Hop's Top 10 One Hit Wonders Of The Last Decade

Like Pop and Rock, Hip-Hop is no stranger to the infamous one hit wonder.
Whether you had the club jumping, had a hit melody that everyone was humming, or just had a really dope song you couldn't follow up with, many artists are always in jeopardy of becoming a Hip-Hop one hit wonder.

10 Hip-Hop One Hit Wonders within the last decade according to HipHopWired

10.Smilez & Southstar – Tell Me

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Who are your friends?

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Yeah yeah, Mischa Barton may or may not be smoking joint in St Tropez on a yacht. This is not fresh. And, obviously, in these circles, with this lifestyle, there is no friendship, no loyalty, no trust.

Which explains how these photos came to be.

Because these are not pap shots. And if they are pap shots, that pap was straight up invited onto that boat. Look at the angle of these photos, the distance, or lack of distance, between the subjects.

No, these are “friend” photos, intended for Facebook or some sh-t, and then sold for a dimebag to an agency. Just like the set of photos of Lindsay Lohan sitting beside a rail in the South of France during the Cannes film festival – click here for a refresher - these people, the Lilos and Mischas, they attract and they are attract to sh-t. And that sh-t will shank them in the ass, cut off their extensions without hesitation if the price is right.

This is the sh-t that’s all over LA, lurking on the scene, waiting for the next child star Stupid to come along and f-ck it up. And they keep sending their kids into that f-cking cesspool.

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Patton Osborn [sic]: Strange Interview, and No Doubt Better Onstage
Posted by Ryan Little on Aug. 12, 2010 at 12:45 pm

A comedian with the good taste to work with Pixar, tour with Zach Galifianakis, and star in the ultra-dark Big Fan ought to make a hilarious interviewee. Patton Oswalt’s stand-up material braves nerdy topics like comic books alongside heavier ones like atheism, and he pulls it off swimmingly. He won a Grammy for a stand-up album recorded at DC..’s own Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University, and you probably saw him on King of Queens at some point. This conversation should have been off the charts. Yet, somehow, I don’t think Oswalt made a single joke during our brief talk. He was certainly polite and honest, but not very funny. I can’t speculate as to what was bringing him down—perhaps it was simply too early in the morning for the West Coaster—but I certainly hope (and fully expect) he’ll be infinitely more entertaining this Saturday at the Warner Theatre.

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Conor Oberst's 4 date tour in California.

Do you live in California? Are you a fan of Conor Oberst? If you answered "yes" to both, then you're in luck. Consequence of Sound reports that Oberst will head out on a four-date tour in the Golden State; the outing will take place between the tail end of September and the beginning of October, concluding with a stop at San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival. Rootsy rockers the Felice Brothers will open most dates (they'll serve as Oberst's backing band as well).

Conor Oberst:

09-28 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet’s ^
09-30 Santa Barbara, CA - Soho ^
10-01 Big Sur, CA - Fernwood ^
10-02 San Francisco, CA - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

^ with the Felice Brothers
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~*~ Disney Film Trivia Post Part 2~*~

I guess I couldn't really leave it at Part 1. This one's a bit longer, as it contains the epicness that is Mary Poppins. Who's ready for MORE?!
Part ONE

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Going to stop at Oliver & Company, because after that comes The Little Mermaid and we all know what that post will be like. That post will be up either tomorrow or Monday and I'll going be away for a few days, and I also want the post to be amazing, so bear with me plz!
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This one's for you, Steve Slater (and I guess you too, Lying Whiteboard Girl)

9 Crazy On-the-Job Movie Meltdowns

Network: Mad as Hell

Call it the Citizen Kane of on-the-job rage explosion scenes: Howard Beale (played by Peter Finch, who won a posthumous Academy Award for his performance) is in danger of losing his news anchor job due to poor ratings. So he goes on a tirade, which ironically boosts the show’s ratings. Not a tactic we’d recommend, but entertaining as hell to watch.

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Trailer for West End production of "Deathtrap" with Jonathan Groff

As BroadwayWorld has reported, Ira Levin's thriller DEATHTRAP will open at the Noël Coward Theatre in London on Tuesday 7 September. Simon Russell Beale will star as ‘Sydney Bruhl', Estelle Parsons as ‘Helga ten Dorp,' Jonathan Groff as ‘Clifford Anderson' and Claire Skinner as ‘Myra Bruhl'; the cast also includes Terry Beaver. The trailer for the West End production has been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below!

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Cintia Dicker continues to exist, world weeps in gratitude

Cintia Dicker Spread in Marie Claire France

It seems that we are blessed to seeing more fashion photography from the Brazilian model, Cintia Dicker. While it’s a true blessing each time these ones are not as thrilling but it’s always fun to see Cintia there’s no question about that. reports that Cintia Dicker will be featured at the September 2010 issue of Marie Claire, in a spread featuring models looking casually throughout the series.

From just hanging out at a coffee shop to walking the streets in fresh autumn fashion, this editorial will give you some fresh ideas on where to relax during those chillier days of fall. Check out the featured gallery for more of this Marie Claire France September 2010 spread.

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Ok this isn't a great shoot but any chance to see that face. Also, picspam?

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Here are some HQ videos of The Pretty Reckless on Vans Warped Tour 2010. After their run on the tour they head over for to open the V Fest both days. Remember their album comes out August 30 in the UK and September 7 in USA. They are also set to perform on David Letterman on August 25th.

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Ben McKenzie Will Join Judith Ivey for Glass Menagerie at the Mark Taper Forum

Casting is now complete for the Center Theatre Group's upcoming production of the Tennessee Williams classic The Glass Menagerie, which will begin performances Sept. 1 at the Mark Taper Forum.

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Fame: Taylor Lautner Comic Book Preview

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Today we have your first, exclusive look inside the comic at the first six pages.Arriving on shelves next month, “Fame: Taylor Lautner” promises to chronicle the “Twilight” actor’s meteoric rise in Hollywood, including his pre-”Twilight” years and upcoming roles. Kimberly Sherman, the author of Bluewater’s “Fame: Robert Pattinson” and “Fame: Kristen Stewart” comics, will script the 32-page issue, which will feature interior art by Warren Martineck and covers by JuanMar Studios.

“Fame: Taylor Lautner” will be available in comic shops and for order on on September 2.

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oh and save the "hotner is the stupidest name I've ever heard" remarks, and haters, majority of whom are fat, can assume the position to the left . tyfyt.
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Margaret Cho Does an Amazing Cyndi Lauper Impersonation on 'Chelsea Lately'

Comedian and actress Margaret Cho appeared on "Chelsea Lately" earlier this week to promote her Lifetime series, "Drop Dead Diva," and her new comedy/music CD, "Cho Dependent." Highlights of the interview include:

-Margaret discussing her "Alaskan" look and "Asian-adjacent" people
-Why she gave up smoking pot
-How Cyndi Lauper taught her how to sing (complete with a hilarious impression, starting around 3:45)
-Proceeds from her tour going to help animals who have survived the oil spill in the Gulf
-Career advice for Mel Gibson

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OOPS! Rihanna's Neck Tattoo Typo

Rihanna's Tattoo Typo: Lost in Translation

Whoops! Looks like Rihanna should have consulted your high school French teacher before getting her latest tattoo. The music superstar's newest ink reads "rebelle fleur," but someone forgot to tell the 'Rude Boy' singer that in French, adjectives typically follow the nouns they modify. To translate as "rebel flower," which we assume is what she intended, that tattoo should read "fleur rebelle."

But Rihanna isn't the first star to find herself stuck with a permanent stamp of linguistic inaccuracy. Just ask Hayden Panettiere and Coolio.

Panettiere got "Vivere senza rimipianti" -- Italian for "to live without regrets" -- tattooed down the left side of her back. However, she forgot to break out the dizionario Italiano (that's an Italian dictionary), because "rimipianti" (regrets) is correctly spelled "rimpianti." Somehow, an extra "I" found its way into Hayden's tattoo.

And as for Coolio ... well, he was just trying to be a nice guy. Doing his best to show his support for tour mates Insane Clown Posse, the rapper tattooed "Jugalo Cool" on his bicep as an homage to ICP's fans, who refer to themselves as "juggalos." For his part, Coolio told TMZ that the typo was on purpose and that he has no intention of fixing it.

We still think Rihanna takes the cake on this one, though. After all, her grammatical folly is right there on her neck for everyone to see.

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While we're on the topic of Juggalos - the 11th annual gathering of the Juggalos starts today! Aren't you excited?
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Cillian Murphy, Jamie Bell and Thandie Newton cast in "The Retreat" (insert ominous music)

Jamie Bell, who recently lent his image to the character of Tintin in the filming of the animated "Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn", has just made a deal to play in the British thriller "The Retreat" alongside Cillian Murphy and Thandie Newton.

Carl Tibbets will make his directorial debut with this project, which will follow a couple on their isolated island vacation, in the hopes of finding the spark in their marriage again. Things go awry when a soldier washes up on shore wearing an [anti-bacteriological?] suit. They learn from this soldier that everyone on the continent has been killed by an airborne virus.

Filming will begin next month in the Pays de Galles. "The Retreat" will be produced by Magnet Films.

Le tournage doit s'amorcer au Pays de Galles le mois prochain. «The Retreat» est produit par Magnet Films.

French source, translated by yours truly, also an English source

Real Housewives Late Daily Hoedown.

Kathy Griffin Comments on Nene Leakes New Nose

Kathy Griffin is in Atlanta with her live show this Saturday at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. In a interview, she had this to say when asked about The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Nene Leakes and her new nose.

"Now you know, I’ve had some ‘dental work’ done myself. That’s what we call it, ‘dental work.’ I mean, I’ve gone through two noses. And she definitely had some dental work. She’s always talking about keeping it real, keeping it real. And I have to say, her nose job is not keeping it real. That’s actually the theme of my show this Saturday: to keep it more real than Nene."

For a glimpse of Kathy’s former face before she had her "dental work" done, catch her small role in "Pulp Fiction", the scene in which Bruce Willis hits Ving Rhames with a car. Kathy’s work was extensive and the result was fantastically better than most.  Bet she’ll give great show.


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Sorry its late. I had no electricity today... like a pilgrim in the 1920s...

Jared Leto 1 - Glasses.

Hell, yes. The JGL/Bruce/Rian Johnson project "Looper" to begin shooting in January.


The last time we heard any Joseph Gordon-Levitt news, he was being knocked off of a bicycle and flying through the rear window of a taxi. Fortunately he wasn't too badly harmed, just a few bloody cuts, but he'll have to stay that way for the next couple of months if he wants to get the chance to work with Rian Johnson again. According to Production Weekly's Twitter, Looper, the film in which Gordon-Levitt will co-star with Bruce Willis, is set to start shooting in January. In the film, the actor will play a time-traveling hit man who executes people sent back from the future.

One of Gordon-Levitt's greatest performances during the adult half of his career was in Johnson's Brick.
Throw in an ethereal storyline a la Inception and it's hard to imagine anything not working about this next project. Likely due out in late 2011, be sure to keep it on your radar.


Rian Johnson is a boss. I am excited.

Kanye & Drake to perform on the VMA's, Nicki & more to present

Kanye West will indeed return to the MTV Video Music Awards stage a year after interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech. The rapper has been announced as a performer at this year's VMAs, along with Drake and Florence + the Machine.

Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Selena Gomez and Ne-Yo have also been confirmed as presenters at this year's ceremony, set to air Sept. 12 on MTV. More performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.

After West unveiled his 90-second video "painting" for new single "Power" on MTV last Thursday (Aug. 5), news broke yesterday (Aug. 10) about his scheduled set at the ceremony. While West will perform for the first time since 2008, Drake and Florence + the Machine will make their debuts on the VMA stage. Drake's "Find Your Love" is nominated for Best Male Video, while Florence Welch's group is up for four moonmen, including Video of the Year, for "Dog Days Are Over."

West's as-yet-untitled album is slated for a Nov. 16 release.


Oscar Winner Tim Robbins Announces UK and Ireland Tour

Tim Robbins is set to embark on his first ever European tour - including dates in the UK and Ireland - hitting the road with the Rogues Gallery Band.

Tim Robbins & the Rogues Gallery Band’s eponymously titled, Hal Willner produced debut album is due for release on September 27th – a labour of love for the actor and director, which has been realised in an impressive collection of rousing, raggle-taggle gypsy Americana and story telling songs.

Long immersed in the music world, having been brought up in a folk singing and playing family, Tim’s seven dates set for the UK and Ireland will see him playing material from ‘Tim Robbins & the Rogues Gallery Band’. The shows look set to be a combination of rousing musicianship, creative experimentation and uplifting collaboration.

The Rogues Gallery is made up of a host of world class musicians. Featuring on the album are Kate St. John, Leo Abrahams, David Coulter, Roger Eno, Rory McFarlane, Andrew Newmark and Dudley Phillips. The live performances will include Kate St. John, David Coulter, Roger Eno, Rory McFarlane, Liam Bradley, Steve Jones and Jack Pinter.

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Angelina, you better hope Jennifer never reads this article!

Fantasia May Be Sued for 'Stealing Husband'

Fantasia Barrino is preparing for a possible legal war with the scorned wife of her married lover ... because Fantasia's attorney tells us under North Carolina's "archaic" domestic laws, "women can sue women for stealing husbands."

As we previously reported, the "American Idol" champ had been in a relationship with a man named Antwaun Cook -- who is still married to Paula Cook. Paula recently filed for divorce ... and in the legal papers, cited an "adulterous affair" between Fantasia and Antwaun.

Cook has not taken any legal action against Fantasia yet -- but Barrino's lawyer, Gena Graham Morris, tells us it very well COULD happen ... because in NC there are certain "heartbalm torts ... where a wife can sue a third party for having a relationship with her husband" -- it's called alienation of affection.

Morris adds, "The heartbalm torts arise out of the notion that women were once property that could be stolen like televisions. It is a comical irony that in 2010 women can sue women for stealing husbands."

Morris says she "hopes" Paula Cook will choose not to sue -- but in case she does, Morris vows to "vigorously defend" Fantasia.

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Glee getting a comic book

Gleeks are in for a treat this November when comics company Bluewater Productions releases the latest in its Fame series of biography comics, Fame: The Cast of Glee.

The 32-page comic book one shot takes a close look at the lives of the actors and creative talent that have made the FOX Broadcasting's series "Glee" such a runaway hit. "Glee" fans can learn about the paths that show mainstays Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer have taken on their way to fame.

The comic also highlights the career of "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy, and his steady rise to Hollywood phenomenon.

The comic retails for $3.99. Fans can purchase it at comic book shops across the country and online at retailers such as

Cameron Cooke and Patrick McCormack wrote the script for Fame: The Cast of Glee, while Ben Bradi handled the art duties. For Cooke, getting the chance to work on a comic about "Glee" was an opportunity too good to turn down.

"Working on Glee was a treat," he said. "Being a fan of Ryan Murphy's previous work made it very easy to jump headfirst into Glee. It made it easy to see why people are so passionate about their love for this show. It's a phenomenon."

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RadarOnline also has the first two pages of the comic, but their images are pretty small.

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EDIT: Just like every other biographical comic Bluewater pushes out, this comic is unauthorized. No one from Glee is actually involved in it.
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Avril Lavigne Back in the Studio, Has Strep Throat

Thursday evening, Napanee’s Avril Lavigne posted a photo to her Twitter account, showing her wearing a protective mask along with a similarly garbed music producer / song-writer Alex Da Kid:

“In the studio with ALEX DA KID, I’ve got strep throat, but I ain’t stoping (sic) my thing! ”

Lavigne’s much anticipated fourth album has been delayed since its expected release date earlier in the year, with some songs being produced by former husband – and Sum 41 lead singer – Deryck Whibley. Producer Alex Da Kid hails from England and signed a contract with Universal Music Group in 2009.

According to his Myspace page, he has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Rihanna, Eminem, Diddy, Akon, Young Jeezy, B.O.B Jazmine Sullivan, Jennifer Lopez, Estelle, Paramore, Slash, Rob Thomas and Nicki Minaj.

There has been no additional details released about Lavigne’s collaboration with Alex Da Kid, although he also posted a photo of himself with Avril Lavigne in protective masks soon after her photo was online.
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Producer Mark Gordon "Admonished Agressively" by ABC Studios; Shonda Rhimes Reacts

Producer Mark Gordon Uses N-Word Twice At TV Pilot Read: LIFETIME Notifies ABC Studios: "This Needs to Be Dealt With"

Gordon is Co-President of The Producers Guild of America

EXCLUSIVE 2ND UPDATE: I've now learned that, after Lifetime HR reported Mark Gordon to ABC Studios HR, the producer was "admonished aggressively" by ABC Studios EVP Howard Davine, who oversees Business Affairs and Administration for Disney's TV production studio. I'm told that Davine called up Gordon the day after the producer used the N-word twice at a pilot table read and told him, "We need you to understand this is a completely inapproriate thing you’ve done. We know you’ve never had any experiences like this before. But we will be watching you."

No other action was taken by ABC Studios.

Meanwhile, I've also learned that Shonda Rhimes, Gordon's African-American co-executive producer on Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice, learned about the test read incident because of Deadline Hollywood's report. A source close to her told me today, "She thinks he's an idiot. She thinks what he did is terrible, stupid, and embarrassing. But she doesn't  think he's a racist."


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The Suite Life of Making Pokemon Commercials

When they're not making Disney television shows about living in suites located in hotels and cruise ships, the Sprouse brothers are busy hawking goods. In this case, Nintendo goods. Check out this behind the scenes look at brothers Dylan and Cole Sprouse's upcoming Pokemon commercial, due to hit television next week.


Apologies if this has been posted- I checked the tags and didn't see it. Pokemon post, anyone?

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Shania Twain for American Idol?

'American Idol' Back-Up Plan -- Shania Twain

"American Idol" sources tell TMZ ... the Jennifer Lopez deal isn't dead yet, but if it does flatline ... "Idol's" next choice is country star Shania Twain.

Shania was a hit on "Idol" this past season when she served as guest judge and mentor.

We're told Shania is Plan B.

TMZ has a thought ... What about Britney Spears? She's fun, she kinda knows music and you never know when she'll go off the hinges. And she's endlessly entertaining. Just sayin' ...

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Who Are TV's Top Earners?

If you're an actor who lands a lead role on a TV series, you can count on a big payday. But it won't be as big as it used to be.

Network and studio executives tell TV Guide Magazine they've adopted a get-tough policy on salaries for stars of the new fall shows. While the salary for a lead has been $150,000 to $200,000 per episode in recent years, most deals for stars of new series were between $75,000 and $125,000.

"No one broke the bank on anything this year," says one former studio head.

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"They make my butt look good."

MIKE ROWE, the star of “Dirty Jobs” on the Discovery Channel, has tackled some arduous tasks, among them shark repellent tester and septic tank cleaner. But now he confronts perhaps the dirtiest job of all: persuading shoppers to buy a new product when the economy appears to be weakening again.

Mr. Rowe has been signed to a multiyear contract to be the spokesman for Lee Premium Select, a line of men’s denim being introduced by the Lee Jeans unit of the VF Corporation. The pants will sell for about $42 a pair — more expensive than the basic jeans that compose the Wrangler men’s line sold by VF, but less costly than men’s jeans bearing designer labels.

Mr. Rowe will appear in all aspects of the campaign, which is scheduled to begin on Monday. There will be television commercials, print advertisements and efforts in social media like Facebook and Twitter.

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