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August 21st, 2010

The Highest-Paid Authors According To Forbes

Times may be tough for book sellers, but for Stephen King, James Patterson and Stephenie Meyer, the money keeps rolling in.

Publishers are feeling the heat, with hardcover sales weak and the rise of e-books promising to upend their business models. But the world's 10 top-earning authors are making out just fine, earning a combined $270 million over the 12 months to June 1



 
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This is a King of Pop's post <3

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Michael Jackson; The People He Helped



In honor of Michael Jackson's 52nd birthday soon arriving (the 29th) and just for my own excuse to post about the King, I have compiled a list of heart warming stories. Not just to give some haters something to think about, but to remind everybody that Michael loved children, and the planet, and he would do anything to help these two things.

Under the cut I've placed approximately 5 stories to swoon over. Feel free to share some if you have any.

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Jafar To Get Her Own Show?

‘Housewife’ Danielle eyes her own show

Reports that Danielle is getting her own show are harder to ignore than the attention-loving Danielle herself.

"It's going to be a spin-off that's a combination of her persona that's loosely based on her 'Real Housewives' character and the evolution of where she is now," a close friend told the gossip Web site Radar.

The source said the show will be about "the future of her career, her high-profile life, her kids, her being a 'mom-ager.' "

Bravo has already leveraged the success of "The Real Housewives of New York" with a spin-off, "Bethenny Getting Married," starring former cast-member Bethenny Frankel.

The show documented her nuptials and the late-in-life birth of her first baby.

The show was the biggest premiere in Bravo's history, which is why the network began right away to look for an opportunity to do it again.

Danielle, who became a reality TV sensation in the "Jersey Housewives" first season for stirring up the close-knit group of Franklin Lakes wives, was the obvious candidate.

Relations have become so tense -- ending with a comic chase through a north Jersey country club and a hair-pulling incident that led to an arrest -- that the other three housewives now refuse to be in the same room with Danielle.

In the latest episode, her costars, Caroline Manzo, Teresa Guidice and Jacqueline Laurita, took a trip to Italy -- leaving Danielle behind, while she hired a private investigator to find her birth mother.

As for getting her own show, officials at Bravo are grinning broadly and saying, "No comment."

"I don't know if there are talks right now about a third season of the show, but I'm more excited about talks of my spin-off than anything else," she told Life & Style magazine last week at her birthday party, staged at a topless bar in New York.

"It will definitely be a lot more of her [gal pal Lori Michaels] and I and definitely my kids," Staub told NBC that night. "There will be a lot of questions that will be answered."

Staub's agent declined comment yesterday.


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Meet The YouTube Stars Making $100,000 Plus Per Year



There are 10 independent YouTube stars who made over $100,000 in the past year, according to a study done by analytics and advertising company TubeMogul.

From July 2009 to July 2010, TubeMogul used their viewership data to estimate the annual income for independent YouTube partners, which they define as anyone who is not part of a media company or brand.

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Seriously tho, who are these people and where is ForeverKailyn?

Who Will Star in the Hunger Games?



Earlier this year, Chris Evans entered and won the “Who gets to be Captain America?” contest. Earlier this summer, Andrew Garfield entered and won the “Who gets to be Spider-Man?” contest. Sometime soon, an actress — probably an unknown; maybe Natalie Portman Rooney Mara, actually; definitely not Carey Mulligan —will win the “Who gets to be Lisbeth Salander?” contest. And then what? Will we be asked to go weeks without a young Hollywood talent competition to obsess upon? Would the moviemaking gods be so cruel? Please. The next win-a-franchise battle — this one called the “Who gets to be Katniss Everdeen?” contest — is scheduled to begin on August 24, with the release of Mockingjay, the third installment in Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games trilogy, a series of adult-loved YA books that will be adapted into movies, and that you will only be hearing more about.

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Beyonce Knowles Loves Animal Print

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Beyonce Knowles kicks back and captures some treasured moments as she enjoys a romantic vacation with her husband Jay-Z and their entourage in Portoferraio, Italy.

I LOVE this look.

As a lover of animal print I’m all over this sexy leopard print kaftan which she wears over a black bikini.

I’m loving her ghetto gold too.

I personally wouldn’t wear that much jewelry on vacation, but it works so well with the animal print.

She shows off her fun side too by wearing a gold necklace with pink pendants.
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Can we put a stop to concert suicides now? Ok, thx.


Ou Est Le Swimming Pool singer leaps to his death
There was a prior jumper at The Swell Season concert on Wednesday, posted here.


The lead singer of a British pop trio climbed a telecommunications mast behind the main stage at a Belgian rock festival and leaped to his death in the parking lot below, police said Saturday.

Twenty-two-year-old Charles Haddon of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool died late Friday during the Pukkelpop festival in Hasselt, a town in eastern Belgium. District attorney Marc Rubens said police were treating the death as a suicide.

Festival organizers said Haddon's family has been notified.

On Thursday, Michael Been, frontman for the U.S. group The Call, died of an apparent heart attack at the same festival. The 60-year-old was working as the soundman for his son's band, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.



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As bad as it gets, suicide is never the right answer.

US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

08457 90 90 90 in the UK and Northern Ireland

1850 60 90 90 in the Republic of Ireland

International resource: http://www.befrienders.org/
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Vibrator: The Movie



"I play a firecracker whose father is a doctor who is in the business of curing hysterical women ... he cures them basically by getting them off and that actually happened. I end up having a sort of unexpected love affair with this guy who works for him, and who by mistake invents the vibrator," says Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie will star alongside Jonathan Pryce and Hugh Dancy, who will play the inventors of the sex toy. It's slated for a 2011 release.

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Michelle Rodriguez 'tired of butch roles'




Michelle Rodriguez has admitted that she was happy to leave her "butch" film image behind and embrace a sexier role in Machete.

The 32-year-old actress, who co-stars in the new action-thriller, claimed that she was typecast for several years, playing women in uniform, and revealed she was relieved to have finally broken the "annoying" streak.

In an interview with Movie Hole, she said: "You know what was amazing to me? Finally not having a frickin' cop outfit. I'm so tired of these butchy polyester outfits. It seems every time I do something I'm wearing some government outfit - it's so annoying. With the exception of Fast And The Furious, I'm always in uniform. I'm always like, 'Can I just get rid of this butch outfit and be hot for once?'"

The 32-year-old also revealed that she told director Robert Rodriguez that she would not expose her breasts on camera.

She added: "That was one of my first conditions before we even started, 'I'm not taking this off and you're still interested Robert, you can pay me' - I'm joking.

"But I understand why some did. I think it's that some people have that Cleopatra appeal, some people have that warrior appeal, and some people have the mother appeal - whatever your power is as a woman, go for it! Run with it!"

Machete arrives in US cinemas on September 3.

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Anti-Gay North Carolina Baptist Church Stealing Modern Family's Marketing



Reader Mike tells us "this postcard arrived in the mail yesterday. At first I thought, why is Modern Family, one of my favorite shows, and ABC sending out postcards? On closer look you realize that the postcard is from the anti-gay, Biltmore Baptist mega-church here in Asheville, NC. I don't know if will be of interest to you, but it really pissed me off that Biltmore Baptist would co-opt the wonderful pro-family, pro-gay-family, and all-inclusive message that Modern Family broadcasts. I sent copies to the legal department at ABC, hoping they might go for a legal smack-down, but a little blog exposure sure wouldn't hurt!" Done and done.

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EDIT: If you go to the church's website, they have a video of the family from the postcard.
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Glee cast spotted on set

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Bringing an end to a long week of filming, the stars of the hit show "Glee" were spotted biding their break time on the set in Los Angeles, California on Friday (August 20).

While Mark Salling practiced his skateboarding skills, brunette beauty Lea Michele cruised around on her pink cruiser as co-stars Dianna Agron and Jenna Ushkowitz bonded while snacking in between takes.

A source tells of the scene, "At one point Dianna took out her cell phone and started to film the paparazzi at a distance, giving the whole cast and crew a good laugh."

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Ricky Martin Is Still Sexy; Will Release Memoir in November

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Ricky Martin will get personal about livin' la vida loca in his upcoming memoir, Me.

USA TODAY's Cindy Clark reports that the Grammy-Award winning artist opens up for the first time about his early childhood, his experiences as a member of the boy band Menudo, and coming to terms with his sexuality. Martin also talks about being a father and his work with children around the world.

Both English- and Spanish-language editions, called Me and Yo respectively, will be published in hardcover on Nov. 2 from Celebra, a division of Penguin Group.


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NGL, I'm so reading this.

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Justin Bieber Surfing With Douchey/DILFy Dad In Barbados



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Poll #1608544 DILF POLL

Would you hit it?

No, he's too sleazy/douchey looking
496(81.2%)
DADDY!! SPERMINATE ME WITH YOUR POP STAR SENSATION MAKING GENES
85(13.9%)
Can I take Justin instead? [Your IP will be logged and sent to Chris Hansen]
30(4.9%)
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Spencer: I Always Wanted to Be a Porn Star


Before there was a Speidi, before there was "The Hills," young Spencer Pratt had just one dream ... to be a porn star.

Turns out this sex tape madness has been a career ambition of Spencer's for some time. He tells us he has  wanted to be a porn star since the reality show "Princes of Malibu" ended ... way back in 2005.

Spencer tells TMZ he feels Heidi wants to divorce him because she thinks he's bad for her image. But, as we first reported, Spencer has eyes on doing another reality show with Heidi, saying, "We're reality stars, not serious actors. She can’t think she’s Naomi Watts. She’s a tad delusional."  

Pot, kettle.

And Spencer's the asking price is...

Sources tell TMZ ... Spencer Pratt has a price in mind for the Heidi Montag sex tape -- $5,000,000!!!

As we first reported, Spencer is shopping the tape to porn powerhouse Steven Hirsch at Vivid Entertainment. Sources close to the deal tell TMZ they have heard Spencer's asking price and that Vivid doesn't think the figure is "an unreasonable price."

For his part, Spencer tells TMZ that he has an "entire website's" worth of footage, saying, "I will knock Club Jenna out of the water."

Spencer went on to say he thinks releasing the tapes will be good for Heidi, saying, "When I realized how much Kim [Kardashian] was making, my logic is this is the best thing I can do for my ex-wife. Kim is on the cover of Allure right now. Heidi isn’t on the cover of Allure."

Fair point.

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Popular's Bryce Johnson About His New Series 'Lone Star', Ryan Murphy and a possible Glee guest spot

Greg In Hollywood chats up Bryce Johnson:
from cult fave “Popular” to new FOX drama “Lone Star”

By Greg Hernandez


Left: Bryce Johnson as Josh on The WB's 'Popular', Right: Bryce ten years later on his new series 'Lone Star'

Fans of the classic WB series Popular (from Glee creator Ryan Murphy) know that many cast members from that show, including Christopher Gorham, Sara Rue, Lesley Bibb and Leslie Grossman, have gone on to other successful shows.Now its Bryce Johnson’s turn with the promising Fox oil drama Lone Star which premieres next month.
 
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New shots from Love #4!

Um, sexy kickass ladies ahead:
Lara Stone, Ana Beatriz Barros, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Alessandra Ambrosio, Eliza Cummings, Sienna Miller, Anne Vyalitsyna, Ashley Smith, Alexa Chung, Noémie Lenoir, Devon Aoki, Barbara Palvin, Emily DiDonato, Cameron Russell, Carmen Kass, Julie Ordon, Claudia Mason, Tori Praver, Magdalena Frackowiak, Kirsty Hume, Ilvie Wittek

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Exclusive: 'iCarly' fades to (Jack) Black



Think iCarly fans don’t know jack? Think again.

Jack Black has signed on to guest-star in an episode of Nickelodeon’s kiddie phenom, sources confirm to me exclusively.

Black—who twice hosted Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards (in 2006 and 2008)—will play Spencer’s (Jerry Trainor) videogame nemesis, Aspartamay. The rivals come face-to-face at the show’s version of Comic-Con, Webicon.

The episode goes before the cameras this week and is slated to air later this season.

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Did Leo Really Make $50 Million-Plus for Inception?




Is it true that Leonardo DiCaprio earned $50 million for Inception? Aren't stars hurting from the recession at all?

Of course they are! Look at poor, poor Julia Roberts, who made only a reported $10 million to eat all that pizza for Eat Pray Love. Or Kristen Stewart, who supposedly earned a paltry $12.5 million for each part of Breaking Dawn. And oh, one A-lister has reportedly taken a huge pay cut:

And that's Tom Cruise. The actor reportedly has accepted a scaled-down salary for an upcoming fourth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.

So then where does DiCaprio's obscene haul for Inception fit into all this? It's more like a fluke, if the facts are to be believed.

Inception has earned about $570 million so far and, per Forbes, is expected by analysts to bank closer to $750 million before it's all over. DiCaprio has earned more than $50 million of that—so far; the cash is still piling up over at his place—not by a simple, traditional paycheck, but with a much rarer arrangement.

Because the film was considered a risky venture by financiers, DiCaprio agreed to take an up-front pay cut, much like Cruise will do. But unlike Cruise, who will get additional back-end pay once the film breaks even, DiCaprio cut himself a sweet deal called "first-dollar gross."

In plain language, that means that, once DiCaprio earned back his advance, he started raking in cash with every ticket sold, regardless of whether the film ever broke even on its $160 million budget.

First-dollar gross used to be more common, back when men were men and superstars could demand outrageous perks from studios. Nowadays it's harder to come by, meaning that even your megastars like Kristen Stewart can't ask for such things.

According to Forbes, DiCaprio's Inception haul marks his biggest payday yet. Maybe he can foot the bill next time he and Roberts do lunch.


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DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 BEING TEST SCREENED?

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We believe Warner Brothers is test screening Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 today in Chicago.

There is a mysterious test screening taking place at 2:30 PM CT today, and WB has test screened Potter films in Chicago in the past. Typically the director and producers will be in the audience to see how moviegoers react to various scenes. The moviegoers are then asked to take a short survey after the film.

We cannot 100% confirm at this time that it is Deathly Hallows, Part 1. We won't know for sure until the screening ends, because all those who attend must surrender their phones prior to the movie starting. They are not told what film it is until everyone is seated and the phones are gone.

We've asked a few people who are attending the screening to share reviews with us after they're finished watching the film. We should have an update for you around 6 or 6:30 PM ET, which is when the film should finish being screened!

Stay tuned...

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Watch the No Ordinary Family Pilot Now!



ABC.com has made the No Ordinary Family "Pilot" episode available for online streaming until it hits the 50,000 viewers mark.

If you're American, head over to Noordinaryscreening.com to watch! Password: Extraordinary. (Blocked for other regions)

ETA: The show is about a family who get superpowers after their plane crash lands into the Amazon River. It stars Michael Chiklis as Jim Powell, Julie Benz as Stephanie Powell, Kay Panabaker as Daphne Powell and Jimmy Bennett as JJ Powell.


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What do you think? It is definitely on my list for the fall!

Twilight's Slade to Direct Wolverine 2?



With Hugh Jackman’s recent decision to quit Avon Man, he’s got more time in his schedule to train for Fox’s sequel to Wolverine. And now it appears that the choice of director has been narrowed down to two possibilities, with Twilight: Eclipse’s David Slade and Red’s Robert Schwentke the leading contenders, according to the Vulture blog.


Slade, of course, can parlay his recent experience directing hairy creatures that fight and his past work on the likes of 30 Days of Night and Hard Candy. While thanks to Red’s healthy buzz, Schwentke has become something of the Ryan Reynolds of the megaphone world, lining up possible projects one after the other.

According to Vulture’s sources, Slade has the upper hand right now, but Jackman is even now putting them through their paces, Dragon’s Den-style to see who gets the job. Okay, so he’s probably just talking to them, but we like to think of it that way.

Christopher McQuarrie has written one of the most recent drafts of the script, which finds Logan still in Japan (where one of the tags from the first film left him). He kicks off a romance with a woman who is already engaged to be married, but of course that doesn’t stop Wolvie given his foul mood after the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Cue a fight!

Once a director has been picked, the film is scheduled to start shooting in January.


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Kimora Lee Simmons parts ways with Baby Phat


After 14 years Kimora Lee Simmons is saying farewell to her multi-million fashion empire. She has released a press statement saying:

"After 14 years of conceiving and nurturing Baby Phat, it's time for me to move on and further expand my other businesses and create a new phenomenon. I adore all those who have faithfully been with me since the beginning. I'm forever dedicated to my family, fans and customers. My inspiration has always come from the fabulous women who have been with me through the years as we've grown from young party girls to power players! We're ready for our next journey together and we're taking a whole new generation of incredible young women with us. Girl power unite!"
Besides Baby Phat, Kimora's empire includes KLS collection, Kouture by Kimora and Fabulosity, among other business ventures. Maybe now she can focus more on her new marriage with Djimon Hounsou and add a few more kiddies to her growing family

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Pics: Talented artist, Solange knowles having lunch at the Grove.


Solange was spotted donning her bright orange lip stick and matching nail color at The Grove yesterday. She hit up the outdoor celeb playground to grab lunch with a friend.
Solo rocked her short cutoffs, an oversized sheer white blouse, gray booties, and her black shades and Chanel studs for a laid-back but sexy summery look.


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Q&A: Enrique Iglesias


Enrique Iglesias, 35, was born in Spain but raised in Miami, the son of Julio Iglesias and his first wife, Isabel Preysler. At 18, he secured a record deal using an assumed name. Later, in 1995, he won a Grammy for his debut Spanish album, the self-titled Enrique Iglesias. Since then he has sold more than 55m albums in both English and Spanish. His latest is Euphoria. He lives in Miami and has been dating the tennis star Anna Kournikova since 2001.

When were you happiest?
At home with my dogs, or on the boat going waterskiing on a beautiful day in Miami. And having a hit song that connects with people.

What is your greatest fear?
To lose a passion for what I love.

What is your earliest memory?

Going to Disney World when I was a kid, and being in a hospital when I was also very young. I got burned in the bathtub back when there used to be gas boilers. I have scars on my inner thighs – nothing on the nuts!

Which living person do you most admire, and why?
Elvira, the lady that took care of me when my parents weren't able to be there. She dedicated her whole life to me and my brother and my sister. Now I take care of her.

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Eminem done with Mimi?!


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Eminem has claimed that he will no longer comment on or make reference to his brief relationship with Mariah Carey.

The rap superstar, who spoke about Carey on his latest album Recovery, has insisted that he has nothing else to say about the singer and her husband Nick Cannon.

"You know what? I got to be honest. I really don't want to talk about her anymore only just because it's kind of like the last thing I said about her was on 'Cold Wind Blows'. I made the comment ['Take a look at Mariah next time I inspire you to write a song']. I don't want to keep beating a dead horse," he told Vibe.

"I'm not even going to comment about it. I'm done with that whole situation. I said what I had to say. I'm done."





Whateves...I'm bored and I think the whole mimi and eminem beef is hilarious. Mainly because they both seem asexual and act 13 at times so I can just see them "secretly" meeting up for a love affair of pizza, red bull (for Em), and wine (for mimi of course-Emzy is sober if you forgot) and watching cartoons.


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Alice Eve Quit X-Men? Candidate For Other Marvel Roles?

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The other night when report came in that January Jones was cast as Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class, I asked the obvious and rhetorical question, "so apparently Alice Eve did not get the part?"

Eve had previously been linked to the role with enough certainty that everyone was including her as a known member of the ensemble cast. Then, this Jones news came out of nowhere. Well, ComicBookMovie.com has exclusive information from an anonymous source at Marvel via a volunteer contributor that Eve was signed on but requested to be let out of her contract because she wasn't happy with the latest script changes. She was in Sex and the City 2, by the way, if that says anything about how much worse First Class might be.

If that's not rumor enough for you, the site also claims Marvel is interested in her for a minor villain role in The Avengers. Because this unnamed character is said to be part of the Thor comics, The Feed logically presumes she'd play The Enchantress, which also would fit with Loki being that film's main villain, and could maybe lead to a bigger part in Thor 2. It could all depend on just what comic book character she would prefer. ComicBookMovie.com also says she's up for Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman in Fox's Fantastic Four Reborn (the franchise reboot), in which she'd get to act alongside a reportedly 100% CGI version of The Thing.


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The X Factor 2010 Premiere Party/ Discussion post


The X Factor UK 2010 premiere - Auditions 1

7:30pm on ITV1 and ITV1 HD

XTRA FACTOR STREAM HERE:  http://www.justin.tv/motownmike#/w/332379424

MORE streams are recommended incase this one dies, post em!


Does anyone have an online stream link to put in here for those not in The UK? Let's get this party started!

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Mods please put this through to prepare people for it and to get a nice stream. Thanks.
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Alicia Key's husband's ex wife is STILL talking

Mashonda Wants Swizzy & Co. To All Be One Big Happy Family



Despite the fact that Mashonda's divorce from Swizz Beatz was finalized in February and he has clearly moved on to a new life with A. Keys, Mashonda is back in the media talking about him again. Read more about what she has to say about ALL of his kids reuniting and getting to know each other.....

Now that the drama among Mashonda, Swizzy and Alicia Keys had died down, Mashonda has managed to make headlines again, talking about Swizzy and confirming the "unspoken" baby that everyone seems not to mention. Swizz Beatz has a total of three kids and one on the way and Mashonda hopes that they can all grow up together in unity. In a recent interview with Hip Hop Weekly mag, Mashonda says

“I hope that my son can have a relationship with his sister in Europe and I hope all the children involved will grow together in unity. That is very important to me.”



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ONTD, do you think it's possible to be a "big happy family" when every kid has a different mother?

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James Cameron: Battle Angel Alita 'Still On My Radar'


In a video interview with the movie website Coming Soon, Avatar director James Cameron made reference to his planned adaptation of Yukito Kishiro's manga Battle Angel Alita. Although no new information was revealed on the possibility of the production, Cameron says that the project is "still on my radar. It's a story I love. I wrote the script back before I started Avatar. And again, we have to figure out where it lies. I don't have infinite time."

The interview is largely about the theatrical re-release of Avatar on August 27. The discussion on Battle Angel begins at about 05:10 in the video.

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Billy Boyd is FINE!

Really, REALLY fine!  ;)

I had the set the record straight for my man!  In regards to that last Billy Boyd post, Billy was joking, it was taken out of context.  Here is the entire REAL article, I underlined the pertinent parts ....
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Carmel with Alfred Molina & Lauren Hutton
Moby Dick (a TV series) with Gillian Anderson & Ethan Hawke
The Witches of Oz with Christopher Loyd & Jeffrey Combs

and he also just released a CD this summer with his band Beecake.

Anyone who knows Billy or has met him knows what a sweet, kind man he is and also was a wicked sense of humor he has.

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Jolie Visits Bosnia; Plans To Film A Bosnian War Love Story



Hollywood star Angelina Jolie said after a visit to Sarajevo Saturday she would soon start work on a love story set during the 1992-95 Bosnian War. Jolie said in a statement issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), for whom she is a Goodwill Ambassador, that shooting for the movie would begin in autumn on the tale of a couple who meet on the eve of the war and the effect it has on their relationship.

"The film is a love story, not a political statement," the statement said.

Jolie arrived Friday for a surprise visit to Sarajevo and Saturday met members of Bosnia's inter-ethnic presidency to discuss ways to help thousands of returning war refugees. Jolie visited returnees in eastern Bosnia in April with her partner Brad Pitt and promised then to come back.

She also said the movie's cast would be comprised of actors from the various ethnicities of the former Yugoslavia. "I would like to involve as many local people as possible and learn as much as I can," Jolie said.


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(It'll be interesting to see the end product. And, I hope she uses many local actors)

Betty Muthafuckin White Wins an Emmy (You Mad?)

CREATIVE ARTS EMMY WINNERS (aka FAKE ASS BITCH EMMYS except for Bettsus MyGodisWhite)

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Betty White has won the Emmy Award for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for her hosting turn on "Saturday Night Live."

The veteran actress was not on hand to receive her trophy at today's Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, but presenters John Lithgow and Clyde Phillips accepted the prize on her behalf.

White was the favorite to win the category and was competing against Kristin Chenoweth ("Glee"), Jane Lynch ("Two and a Half Men"), Christine Baranski ("The Big Bang Theory"), Elaine Stritch ("30 Rock") and Kathryn Joosten ("Desperate Housewives").

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Aquaman film dropped, nobody cares



The proposed Aquaman movie that was being targeted for a 2014 release in build up to the Justice League movie released later in the year has been dropped from DC's bill and is no longer in development.

A proposed Aquaman movie that was in development by DC Entertainment has been dropped by Warner Bros. as a development project because they thought the franchise had "..no viable or feasible future.". My friend works within Warner Bros. and is the same source that emailed me the Superman Screen Test List.

The Aquaman movie was to be adapted by unknown Screenplay and Script writer Ben Grant with an early 2014 release setting up a Justice League movie in the summer. It was to be produced by Appian Way which is helmed by Leonardo DiCaprio.

My source had this to say on the film. "They were struggling to put together a film that would have been good enough to translate to screen. Aquaman is a difficult character to have in a solo movie because his Rogue's isn't good enough compared to characters like Batman and Superman. He also doesn't have the back up characters and writing proved difficult which is why Warner Bros. and DC decided that they should drop the solo movie and just put him in JLA with a little intro, most likely as the King of Atlantis who is approached by the rest of the League."

Personally I believe this to be a smart move because I couldn't personally see this movie doing anything at the box office. Percy Jackson and Clash of the Titans in one is the type of movie they were going for apparently but the script couldn't come together which had been worked on for over a year.

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~*~ Disney Film Trivia Post Part 4~*~

We're almost at the endddddd! 2nd to last Disney Trivia Post. I have one last Disney Trivia Post, a Surprise Trivia Post, plus several requests. There should be a survery/poll thingy under the cut, before the trivia starts. Plz do it. If it's not there, what should come next (before I start the requests): Surprise Trivia Post or Final Disney Post?



Part One
Part Two
Part Three - Disney Renaissance Post - Little Mermaid to Tarzan

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ETA: I forgot to add the neither option on the poll. I can't figure out how to edit the poll, so just leave NEITHER in the comment subject box with nothing in the comments
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Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer Get Married!

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True Blood stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer wed Saturday evening at a private residence in Malibu, Calif., UsMagazine.com has confirmed. Guests -- many of the bearing gifts in purple boxes and with purple bows -- included Elijah Wood and True Blood costar Carrie Preston with husband Michael Emerson (Lost). Paquin, 28, and Moyer, 40, exchanged their vows beneath a tent across the street from the beach.
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JGL + INCEPTION MEGA POST

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I HAVE NO IDEA IF THIS IS REAL OR NOT, IS IT...?

I met Joseph a couple of years ago, I went to one of his brother's shows and he was there. My friend is friend's with his brother, Dan, and she insisted that I went with her because even though she liked his shows - he spins fire - she hated the people that used to go to them. I immediately understood why as soon as we got there. Sooooo many hipsters, and pretentious wannabes that I thought spending 10 minutes there would be torture. Anyways, I spotted JGL minutes after we got there, my friend went to talk to Dan and I saw Joseph sitting on the back. I was a bit stoked 'cause I had no idea he would be there, and I think he's a pretty damn good actor.
 
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Lil' Romeo Done Grown Up

While most celebs pop bottles upon touching 21 years, Romeo cracked open cartons. The rapper/baller launched his signature dessert drink at Millions Of Milkshakes in Los Angeles, serving ladies dairy delights as a topless bartender. Watch as Master P's son create French vanilla ice-cream, cookie dough & sprinkle-topped shakes. No Kelis gags!

All photographs shot exclusively for VIBE by Hiltron Bailey




FEATURING A VERY SPECIAL GUEST WHO IS PERFECTION, JSYK.
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Is Spencer Blackmailing Heidi?

 Heidi and Spencer's Sex Tape Summit
TMZ has learned Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag are at the same hotel in Costa Rica ... where Spencer is giving his estranged wife a very clear ultimatum: "Either do another reality show with me or I'm going to release amazing sexual content."

Spencer tells TMZ he and Heidi arranged last Sunday to meet at the hotel under the pretext that he would turn over two of their dogs. Spencer brought the dogs to the hotel, turned them over to Heidi, and then made it clear to her that he was not leaving until they settled their issues.

Spencer tells us Heidi knew since they met four years ago that all he wanted was to become famous ... and nothing will stand in his way now. According to Spencer, Heidi is "freaking out because she doesn't want to do reality TV anymore."

Pratt says they have been saying in separate hotel rooms and they have been having ongoing, semi-hysterical discussions -- in which Spencer has demanded that Heidi tear up the divorce papers and do a revealing reality show on why she needs to get away from him.

As Spencer puts it, "You cannot turn off the Speidi machine."

Spencer is very clear ... he will release a flurry of sex tapes if she does not agree. Spencer added, "I am a wild sexual freak and I love sex."

As TMZ first reported, Spencer has been in touch with Vivid Entertainment prez Steven Hirsch, who is salivating to release the tapes. Spencer believes he and Heidi can make more money off of these tapes than Kim

YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO SEE IT ONTD
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Eminem says Dre Didn't like his Big Weenie!

Just read it..I would have to high light the whole thing for the important parts lol 

Eminem says Dr. Dre didn't really understand what he was doing back when he was high on pills, recording classic tracks like "Big Weenie. "Looking back on it now, there was some pretty mediocre things that I was putting out...when I was making 'Encore,' my addiction took on a life of its own. I remember going to L.A., recording with Dre and being in the studio high, taking too many pills, getting in this slap-happy mood and making songs like 'Big Weenie' and 'Rain Man' and 'A-s Like That.'...[Dre] would just laugh. He didn't understand what was going on." Too bad he didn't understand the genius of 'Big Weenie.' Wait, is that an actual song? [Vibe]

It's okay...50 still appreciates it!




http://www.theboombox.com/2010/08/21/eminem-says-dr-dre-didnt-understand-his-big-weenie-say-w/
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Paris Hilton Flies Into Rage Over Kim Kardashian

Best Frenemies Forever! Paris Hilton flew into a rage at Las Vegas hotspot Lavo on August 13 -- when her childhood pal and protegee Kim Kardashian ignored and publicly mocked her, witnesses say in the new US Weekly.

The icing on the cake? When Hilton, 29, learned that Kardashian, 29, had been flown to the special event via private jet. "Paris got so mad!" a source tells Us. "She could not believe Kim got a jet and she didn't. She used to get the jets."

Later that night, the former Simple Life star -- roundly ignored by other revelers -- was "fuming" when Kardashian commanded attention from the crowd, a guest says.

 

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Hamish and Andy/Election Post!!!

Watch the brand new and unofficial video clip for the Frank Stallone ~hit~ She's so popular!

Starring Hamish Blake, Andy Lee and Kerri-Anne Kennerly and unveiled at the
"Let me be Frank with you: The fully Franked tour for one night Stallone-ly"
concert last wednesday night.



Live Version above, Studio version at source (wouldn't embed)

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~~~election chat inside~~~



This whole Frank Stallone thing has had me pissing myself with laughter for weeks now!
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The Sunday Conversation: John Slattery

The 'Mad Men' actor steps behind the camera this season and likes it but still enjoys the quips of his character, Roger Sterling.

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Actor-director John Slattery photographed on a camera truck, with downtown LA buildings reflected on the door, at Los Angeles Center Studios. (Ricardo DeAratanha, Los Angeles Times / August 14, 2010)

Silver-haired John Slattery, 48, received his third outstanding supporting actor in a drama series Emmy nod for the role of Roger Sterling, the dapper, devilish ad exec of AMC's "Mad Men." The Boston-born actor made his directing debut this season, capping a career spanning TV, film and Broadway and such roles as Will Truman's brother, Sam, on "Will and Grace," Gabrielle Solis' defunct husband on "Desperate Housewives" and one of Carrie Bradshaw's many swains on "Sex and the City."

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'90210' Exclusive: The REAL story behind Teddy's big gay awakening



It went from being the best kept to the worst kept secret in less than a month: 90210‘s Teddy—the moneyed tennis pro played by Trevor Donovan—will tiptoe out of the closet this fall. In the following exclusive interview, exec producer Rebecca Sinclair reveals when she realized Teddy preferred guys over gals, previews his first same-sex romance, and recalls Donovan’s initial reaction upon learning that he’d be playing gay.

Why did you wait a whole season before starting to unravel the story of Teddy’s sexuality?
REBECCA SINCLAIR:
[We wanted] to play a coming out story that features a kid we already knew. Instead of his sexuality being the first and defining characteristic, we’ve already gotten a chance to know Teddy before he explores his sexuality. Teddy’s an athlete, he’s a famous guy’s son, he’s blonde and hunky and yes, he also has a sexual orientation and that’s a huge part of his life. In a lot of ways I think that’s more interesting than Teddy is a gay athlete, a gay famous guy’s son and a blonde and hunky gay gentleman.

Did you know Teddy would be gay when he was first introduced?
SINCLAIR:
No. We thought he was just a womanizer. But then—and this often happens with characters—we started to wonder about the deeper life of the character. Was he a womanizer, or was he really covering for something?

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A Book Post -- Jodi Picoult: ‘The Times Favors White Male Authors’



Jodi Picoult, best-selling author of books like The Pact and My Sister's Keeper, has come out swinging after the Times' Michiko Kakutani's rave review of Jonathan Franzen's new novel, Freedom. First, of the review, Picoult tweeted, "Is anyone shocked?" Then the claws, pretty awesomely, came out, when NYTPicker interviewed her, and she said:

"It is my personal opinion that yes, the Times favors white male authors. That isn't to say someone else might get a good review — only that if you are white and male and living in Brooklyn you have better odds."


Later, she tweeted: "NYT loves its literary darlings, who tend to be dudes w/MFAs ... In summation: NYT sexist, unfair, loves Gary Shteyngart, hates chick lit, ignores romance." And, yesterday, she added, via Twitter: "No sour grapes. I don't care if the NYT does or doesn't review me — but I'd love to see some new, unnoticed writers be lauded." SOURCE

PS: What are you currently reading? I am reading This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper.

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Publicist dismisses Simpson/Wentz fall-out over singer Bebe Rexh


Ashlee Simpson-Wentz's publicist has slammed reports the pop star mom has fallen out with her husband, Pete Wentz, over his choice for a new singer.

Sources claim Simpson-Wentz is far from happy that sexy Bebe Rexh has been chosen to front the former Fall Out Boy star's new act, Black Cards, because she fears her man will fall for the exotic-looking New Yorker.

The insider tells In Touch magazine, "Ashlee is making a huge effort to make sure that Bebe feels like she belongs -- and knows that Ashlee likes her, but Ashlee is so insecure, it brings out the worst in her.

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New Deathly Hallows promotional shots!

Numerous promotional shots from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows have been released. In the shots we get the first look at Bill Nighy as the Minister of Magic and  newcomer to the franchise, Hazel Douglas, as Bathilda Bagshot!


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Test screening CONFIRMED: (via mugglenet)

Report: David Yates, director of DH, also spotted at Chicago theater where we believe a test screening of DH is taking place.  via
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The REAL White Queen

Betty White scores Emmy win for `SNL' hosting gig

The Betty White phenomenon keeps getting bigger.

White won an Emmy Award for best guest actress in a comedy series for her turn as "Saturday Night Live" host. The honor came Saturday at the creative arts ceremony that is precursor to the main Aug. 29 Emmy show.

The trophy is the fifth prime-time Emmy received by the 88-year-old White, according to the TV academy. Her previous honors came for classic sitcoms including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Golden Girls."

So far this year, besides the "SNL" gig, White made a splash with the new TV Land sitcom "Hot in Cleveland," scored with a clever Super Bowl commercial and played a mad librarian on ABC's sitcom "The Middle."

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Chloe Moretz on-set in Paris + new Let Me in Pictures


10 New pictures of 'Let Me In' along with the news that the UK release date has been pushed back a week to November 5th…
(some of the pictures are kind of freaky, but it looks like they're pretty faithful to the original film)

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Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass's Hit Girl) and Asa Butterfield (Modred of BBC's Merlin) on-set in Paris for The Invention of Hugo Cabret, directed by Martin Scorsese
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TMNT Reboot Scheduled For 2012


Paramount has hired the writing team of Art Marcum and Matt Holloway for close to $1 million to reimagine a new release of the live action feature Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. "The studio is looking at this as its next huge franchise, like Transformers," a source just told me. Indeed, Platinum Dunes which is Michael Bay's, Andrew Form's, and Brad Fuller's company, is producing along with the original producers Scott Mednick, Galen Walker, and Maria Norman.

Paramount's Adam Goodman is fast-tracking and wants a first draft by October so the studio can take it out to directors right away for a 2012 release. The speed is understandable since Viacom Inc's Nickelodeon acquired the global intellectual property rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for $60 million in partnership with sister company Paramount Pictures for the TV, film and video game franchise which the characters have spawned. ICM made the script deal for Marcum and Holloway, who shared credit on Marvel's Iron Man (the good one...) and just wrote the Highlander reboot for Summit Entertainment. The latter will start shooting next year under helmer Justin Lin whose Fast And Furious 5 is filming right now for Universal.

Considered one of the most popular kids' television programs of the 1980s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was created in 1984 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. It first debuted as a successful comic book series and then became a hit animated TV show, a live-action television series, three live-action films distributed by New Line (1990-1993), and a recent CGI film distributed by Warner Bros. The property also has translated into a significant consumer products business, with DVDs, video games, toys and more generating billions of retail dollars.

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Lady Gaga pisses off Elvis fans



Lady Gaga and her entourage upset a gathering of Elvis fans holding a candlelit vigil for the singer, it's been reported.

The incident is understood to have taken place at a meeting of the Viva Las Vegas Elvis Presley Club in Las Vegas on Sunday (August 15). Fans of the the King were paying their respects ahead of the 33rd anniversary of his death when a member of Lady Gaga's entourage shouted at them. Norm Clarke, a columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, said the person shouted: "He's been dead over 30 years. Get over it!"

But Lady Gaga's management denied that the person who sparked the incident was affiliated with her. The singer was in Las Vegas as part of the latest North American leg of her Monster Ball world tour.

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Who Makes The Best Marilyn Monroe?


With reports swirling of a Marilyn Monroe film in the works, we've taken a look at more than a dozen people who have channeled the late starlet on red carpets, in photoshoots and even on Halloween.

Angelina Jolie had been rumored to have already been cast, but that was shot down this week.

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With these kind posts lately I realized that we really need to butch ONTD up.

You know what I think we need?


MOMMIE DEAREST GIFS!!!
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